DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/04/2006    Duedate: 09/16/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAINLESS
BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-4544) [13-11-2,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAINLESS                       THE GREATEST
BARHOPPERS (429)               LEGENDARY MEN (484)
(25-4544) [13-11-2,117]        (25-5223) [5-2-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   NITROGLYCERIN
BARHOPPERS (429)               DARK FORCES (179)
(25-4548) [10-11-1,61]         (25-2742) [15-8-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARHOPPERS (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BARHOPPERS (429)            54
2. DARK FORCES (179)           24      MADTOWN (358)
3. FUNKY FOLK (469)            18      Unchartered Team
4. NOT FOR ME (487)             7
5. LEGENDARY MEN (484)          2      NOT FOR ME (487)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MADTOWN (358)            129  78  6 62.3   1/ 6 BARHOPPERS (429)          8  1 1
 2/ 3*NOT FOR ME (487)           8   7  2 53.3   2/ 2*NOT FOR ME (487)          8  7 2
 3/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (469)          59  52  8 53.2   3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 4/ 5 BARHOPPERS (429)          56  51  3 52.3   4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          5  7 1
 5/ 0 DARK FORCES (179)        124 134  9 48.1   5/ 1 MADTOWN (358)             5  9 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   212 230  8 48.0   6/ 5*LEGENDARY MEN (484)       3  1 0
 7/ 7*LEGENDARY MEN (484)        9  11  1 45.0   7/ 0 DARK FORCES (179)         3  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I've finally made it.  Apex gave me a little slack, and I've taken off and run
with it.  And he thinks he knows what makes a good fighter.  HAH!!!  Anyway.  As my
brother Vampire did before me, I have taken over the throne in our glorious arena.
And soon, Bikini Line will follow.  White Spider might someday.  If he gets on with
learning some.  Sad thing.  A mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Oh well.  I use
mine, and looks where it's gotten me.  My challenge will once again go to Beltran
Foss.  Sorry Giggle, I'm saving you for that special someone that's on her way up the
ladder.  I promise.  She won't hurt you...much.  I hit on her once.  She broke my
nose, dislocated my shoulder, and gave me a new set of dentures.  But other than
that, she's an angel.  But once again, thank you Lyratilan for allowing me to fight
here.  Apex hasn't decided yet if I'll run in Talahya.  I guess I'll just have to
prove I deserve it.

Your beloved Duelmaster -- Painless of Barhoppers

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
LYRATILAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to MADTOWN, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
BARHOPPERS stable.  A stormcloud is brewing over the MADTOWN guildhouse.  Rumor says 
any more weeks like this ones 1-4-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up 
with a solid 3-0-1 outing, BARHOPPERS has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for WHITE SPIDER, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after 
mashing PANDEMIC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was DAVIA HANNAS, who dropped 17 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with BIKINI LINE.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and 
say 'Challenge me'!  PAINLESS made a challenge against BELTRAN FOSS this week.  Well, 
everybody's pal PAINLESS moved his record to 13-11-2 by defeating BELTRAN FOSS in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that MADTOWN was most avoided 
team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of MADTOWN's warriors, I'm not 
surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
BARHOPPERS beats feet every time MADTOWN smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who 
is this BELTRAN FOSS you ask, with 97 points and a 21-32-2 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!  THE GREATEST of LEGENDARY MEN had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought THE GREATEST 
showed great skill and promise when he beat SAM SUNG.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  We might as well mark the passing of 
PANDEMIC, who was relatively new to the arena at 5-2-0.  Probably killed before his 
first shave.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter 
problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LYRATILAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAINLESS 4544                13  11  2   117       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  19   3  0   103       MADTOWN (358)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            21  32  2    97       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 NITROGLYCERIN 2742           15   8  1    95       DARK FORCES (179)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVING LUNATIC 2797          11  11  1    88       DARK FORCES (179)
 BIKINI LINE 4545             14   8  0    87       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            16  12  1    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            10  11  1    61       BARHOPPERS (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              14   8  0    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 AIKIDO 3179                   9   2  1    56       DARK FORCES (179)
 BEN DOVER 5178                2   1  1    43       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 THE GREATEST 5223             5   2  0    35       LEGENDARY MEN (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XENO YOHL 5164                5  15  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         2   1  1    23       NOT FOR ME (487)
 GANGRENE 5248                 3   0  0    20       NOT FOR ME (487)
 SAM SUNG 5186                 3   4  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ANEURISM 4934                 2   0  0    19       DARK FORCES (179)
 CLIGG HANGRE 5250             3   1  0    18       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-ONE HIT WONDER 5235           2   1  0    14       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
-BIOFREEZE 5252                1   0  1    14       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              1   2  0    14       NOT FOR ME (487)
 ROLPH TUPP 5253               2   2  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244      1   2  1     8       NOT FOR ME (487)
-SPIDER-MAN 5222               1   2  0     5       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
 Q-TIP TEST 5247               1   2  0     5       NOT FOR ME (487)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               1   1  0     4       MADTOWN (358)
 KRAKEN 4928                   0   3  0     3       DARK FORCES (179)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA 5263                0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           ROWAN ORC 356         538 NONE    
PANDEMIC 5226          5  2 0 MADTOWN 358           WHITE SPIDER 4548     538         
HECATOMB 5215          3  5 0 MADTOWN 358           BEN DOVER 5178        538         
DECIMATE 5227          2  3 0 MADTOWN 358           BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246 537         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Beltran Foss -- Much better fight this time around.  I guess we'll both just keep
going at each other until one or the other or both are sent on to the next level. --
Painless

Erhlie Fay -- Well, not a bad go at it.  That parry didn't feel good.  Kinda made me
mad.  Ask Painless what happens when things don't go the way *I* want them to.  It
isn't pretty.  REALLY.  Good show though. -- Bikini Line

Painless -- Well, that wasn't.  Not by a long shot.  Although I have to admit that
not being required to do a column this time is...a relief. -- Beltran Foss

Cligg Hangre?  I can usually get the "joke" in your team's warrior names, but you
escape me.  This may be because of a lack of wit on my part, or a lack of background
data, or perhaps because of the splitting headache currently occupying most of my
attention.  I wouldn't care to guess which. -- Rolph Tulp
P.S.  And if you'd just gone right on and SPLIT my head, letting the ache out, that
might have been a good thing.  You never know with headaches.

Giglie -- (looking much impressed)  I'm much impressed!  I didn't know you could
teach that well, but I want you to understand that I APPRECIATE it.  I really do. --
Davia Hannas

Bikini Line -- (resentfully)  I hate being kicked in the head, and it was TOTALLY
UNNECESSARY.  Don't do it again. -- Erhlie Fay
P.S.  You're just jealous, aren't you?  Cats always are.  Green-eyed beasts.

Ben Dover -- Around an elf?  Not likely!  I know what you guys are like.  Bunch of
lechers, every one. -- Xeno Yohl

Cligg Hangre -- Could your first name possibly be a typo for "Cliff"? -- Rolph Tulp

Robin Banks -- We are saddened by your departure, as we were looking forward to the
party that would follow the successful completion of your signature activity. -- all
the Middle Way folks

Painless -- Whatever you did, it worked. -- Beltran Foss

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was butchered by ROWAN ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PAINLESS vanquished BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BIKINI LINE demolished DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WHITE SPIDER butchered PANDEMIC in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE GREATEST bested SAM SUNG in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
CLIGG HANGRE defeated MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
GIGLIE unbelievably bested NITROGLYCERIN in a 6 minute veteran's competition.
RAVING LUNATIC vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
AIKIDO vanquished XENO YOHL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ERHLIE FAY overpowered BUBBA'S CELLMATE in a 2 minute uneven match.
BEN DOVER executed HECATOMB in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ANEURISM devastated Q-TIP TEST in a monotonous 5 minute mismatched conflict.
KRAKEN was subdued by ROLPH TUPP in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
COLONOSCOPY overcame BLITZKRIEG in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
GANGRENE won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a crowd boring 5 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  25 -  4      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 538 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:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PAINLESS 4544              13  11  2  117 BARHOPPERS (429)
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                19   3  0  103 MADTOWN (358)
WALL OF STEEL    NITROGLYCERIN 2742         15   8  1   95 DARK FORCES (179)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 4545           14   8  0   87 BARHOPPERS (429)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            14   8  0   56 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN DOVER 5178              2   1  1   43 FUNKY FOLK (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHITE SPIDER 4548.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NITROGLYCERIN 2742.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAVING LUNATIC 
2797, ERHLIE FAY 5155, WHITE SPIDER 4548, THE GREATEST 5223, BEN DOVER 5178, ROLPH 
TUPP 5253, COLONOSCOPY 5245, PAINLESS 4544, BIKINI LINE 4545, and AIKIDO 3179.

The least popular fighter this week was Q-TIP TEST 5247.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GANGRENE 5248, ANEURISM 4934, HECATOMB 5215, BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246, 
XENO YOHL 5164, GIGLIE 5130, MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, DA 5263, 
and BLITZKRIEG 5261.