DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2006    Duedate: 07/08/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIG JOY
SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-5123) [9-2-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG JOY                        THE GREATEST
SPONGMONKEYS (467)             LEGENDARY MEN (484)
(25-5123) [9-2-1,132]          (25-5223) [1-1-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROBIN BANKS                    ROBIN BANKS
FUNKY FOLK (469)               FUNKY FOLK (469)
(25-5114) [10-6-0,86]          (25-5114) [10-6-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          25
2. MADTOWN (358)               18      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      18      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (469)             9
5. FANTASIA ISLE (56)           9      LEGENDARY MEN (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        34  19  6 64.2   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            10  4 0
 2/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            117  66  6 63.9   2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)          6  5 1
 3/ 3 FANTASIA ISLE (56)        53  34  6 60.9   3/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5  7 0
 4/ 5 BARHOPPERS (429)          47  41  2 53.4   4/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        3  0 1
 5/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (469)          51  45  6 53.1   5/ 7 BARHOPPERS (429)          3  7 0
 6/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   202 216  8 48.3   6/ 4 FANTASIA ISLE (56)        2  3 0
 7- 8 ERRATA (323)             150 163  9 47.9   7- 3 ERRATA (323)              1  2 0
 8/ 9*LEGENDARY MEN (484)        1   5  0 16.7   8/ 9*LEGENDARY MEN (484)       1  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LYRATILAN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave ERRATA a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4's 3rd moved them up to 3-1-0 place.  Laughs were big at THE MIDDLE WAY 4 
while they watched ERHLIE FAY clobber WHITE SPIDER.  He lost 7 points and got bruised 
from objects thrown from the stands.  GREAT PUMKIN was reminded on the sands why BIG 
JOY is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about 
your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, ERRATA!  The bums at 
FANTASIA ISLE couldn't face the challenges from ERRATA!  No excuse for that!  What do 
people see in GIGLIE?  His 15-2-0?  MADTOWN ain't talkin', but he's got 94 points.  
XENO YOHL didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from OIL SLICK of 
BARHOPPERS, who is 21 points below him.  OIL SLICK perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he won victory over XENO YOHL and ended up with 22 recognition points.   
     Warriors of LYRATILAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  BIG JOY proved 
too determined for GREAT PUMKIN.  GREAT PUMKIN was lucky to go in the ring, with 
13-6-0 to his credit.  He will be remembered.  BIG JOY had a sure-fire victory when 
he challenged GREAT PUMKIN, 36 points below him.  Was anyone really surprised when 
GREAT PUMKIN bit it?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG JOY 5123                  9   2  1   132       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  15   2  0    94       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            19  29  2    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ROBIN BANKS 5114             10   6  0    86       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 PAINLESS 4544                10   9  2    79       BARHOPPERS (429)
 BAMBI SLASHER 366            14   6  4    76       FANTASIA ISLE (56)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLEX 5169                     7   1  0    64       ERRATA (323)
-PUPPET 5127                   6   4  1    58       ERRATA (323)
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              12   5  0    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIKINI LINE 4545             10   7  0    53       BARHOPPERS (429)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            13  10  1    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-INDIGO NYMPH 368             13   5  0    44       FANTASIA ISLE (56)
 WHITE SPIDER 4548             8   8  0    36       BARHOPPERS (429)
-VINCE 5131                    5   7  0    34       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM SUNG 5186                 2   2  0    30       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-BABY SMURF 490                4   6  1    25       FANTASIA ISLE (56)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XENO YOHL 5164                4  11  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 KEN DEW 5225                  3   0  1    22       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 OIL SLICK 4942                1   1  0    22       BARHOPPERS (429)
 PANDEMIC 5226                 2   0  0    16       MADTOWN (358)
-FORTUNE TELLER 690            1   2  1    16       FANTASIA ISLE (56)
 HAVOC 5228                    2   0  0    13       MADTOWN (358)
 HECATOMB 5215                 1   2  0     7       MADTOWN (358)
 THE GREATEST 5223             1   1  0     6       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
-DECIMATE 5227                 1   0  0     6       MADTOWN (358)
 DARK ABBOT 4815               0   2  0     2       BARHOPPERS (429)
-SPIDER-MAN 5222               0   1  0     1       LEGENDARY MEN (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5122            0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BYE 5176               0  1 0 ERRATA 323            FORTUNE TELLER 690    529 REVENGED
GREAT PUMKIN 367      13  6 0 FANTASIA ISLE 56      BIG JOY 5123          533         
FREIDA SLAVES 5229     0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 469        DARK CHAMPION 360     533 NONE    
ONSLAUGHT 5206         1  1 0 MADTOWN 358           KEN DEW 5225          531         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Giglie -- That high-pitched giggle you've got just drives me totally nuts.  And then
while I have my hands over my ears, you hit me.  Ouch.  I hate this life. -- Beltran
Foss

Vince -- Well, a pleasant surprise.  I wasn't sure I could do the slice-and-dice.
But you gave me the opening, and I'm NOT one to turn down such an easy shot. -- Davia
Hannas

Sam Sung -- Sung what?  Didn't sound like a song to ME. -- Xeno Yohl
P.S.  Of course, this MAY have been because I got hit on the ear.

Bambi Slasher -- Yeah, yeah!  Slash those bambies!  Slice 'em and dice 'em!  Go! --
Erhlie Fay
P.S.  Big rats, that's all they are.

Apex -- "A round."  Hmm, will a round tuit do? -- Leeta, Middle Way

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FREIDA SLAVES was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HECATOMB was viciously subdued by KEN DEW in a 2 minute beginner's Bloodfeud battle.
GIGLIE luckily beat ROBIN BANKS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
PAINLESS was unbelievably bested by BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BAMBI SLASHER devastated BIKINI LINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
WHITE SPIDER was overpowered by ERHLIE FAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
OIL SLICK devastated XENO YOHL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BIG JOY easily killed GREAT PUMKIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven Title melee.
DAVIA HANNAS won victory over SAM SUNG in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
DARK ABBOT was defeated by HAVOC in a 1 minute beginner's match.
THE GREATEST was beaten by PANDEMIC in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   3 -  1      85  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  25 -  3      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  2      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 533 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG JOY 5123                9   2  1  132 SPONGMONKEYS (467)
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                15   2  0   94 MADTOWN (358)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBIN BANKS 5114           10   6  0   86 FUNKY FOLK (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAMBI SLASHER 366          14   6  4   76 FANTASIA ISLE (56)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            12   5  0   57 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 4545           10   7  0   53 BARHOPPERS (429)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVIA HANNAS 5138          13  10  1   51 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROBIN BANKS 5114.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROBIN BANKS 5114.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE GREATEST 
5223, KEN DEW 5225, BIG JOY 5123, HECATOMB 5215, PAINLESS 4544, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, 
BAMBI SLASHER 366, ERHLIE FAY 5155, OIL SLICK 4942, and DAVIA HANNAS 5138.

The least popular fighter this week was XENO YOHL 5164.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHITE SPIDER 4548, BIKINI LINE 4545, FREIDA SLAVES 5229, DARK ABBOT 
4815, GREAT PUMKIN 367, GIGLIE 5130, PANDEMIC 5226, HAVOC 5228, SAM SUNG 5186, and 
DAVIA HANNAS 5138.