DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2006    Duedate: 09/30/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAINLESS
BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-4544) [14-11-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAINLESS                       THE GREATEST
BARHOPPERS (429)               LEGENDARY MEN (484)
(25-4544) [14-11-2,126]        (25-5223) [6-2-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NITROGLYCERIN                  NITROGLYCERIN
DARK FORCES (179)              DARK FORCES (179)
(25-2742) [15-9-1,98]          (25-2742) [15-9-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOT FOR ME (487)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADTOWN (358)               48
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      37      MADTOWN (358)
3. LEGENDARY MEN (484)         25      Unchartered Team
4. BARHOPPERS (429)            24
5. NOT FOR ME (487)            14      NOT FOR ME (487)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            131  81  6 61.8   1/ 2*NOT FOR ME (487)          8  7 3
 2/ 2*NOT FOR ME (487)          11   9  3 55.0   2/ 1 BARHOPPERS (429)          7  3 1
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          59  52  8 53.2   3/ 5 MADTOWN (358)             7  8 0
 4/ 4 BARHOPPERS (429)          58  53  3 52.3   4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 0
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   215 232  8 48.1   5- 4 FUNKY FOLK (469)          4  3 1
 6/ 7*LEGENDARY MEN (484)       10  11  1 47.6   6/ 7 DARK FORCES (179)         4  6 0
 7/ 5 DARK FORCES (179)        125 138  9 47.5   7/ 6*LEGENDARY MEN (484)       3  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LYRATILAN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BARHOPPERS is pushed out of top team by NOT FOR ME, who came from 2nd 
with a 3-2-1 this turn.  And let's see, THE GREATEST fought AIKIDO and gained 25 
points and contributed to LEGENDARY MEN's 1-0-0.  AIKIDO has lost to THE GREATEST, 
falling 20 points, while helping make DARK FORCES a 1-4-0 turn.  This turn PAINLESS 
challenged BELTRAN FOSS in what was LYRATILAN's Title bout.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and PAINLESS remains LYRATILAN's top warrior for another 
turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Mourngrym Inn and Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  MADTOWN has cause to stand tall, as they 
were LYRATILAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided MADTOWN stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BARHOPPERS. 
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that GIGLIE from MADTOWN was 
LYRATILAN's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that LYRATILAN 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LYRATILAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAINLESS 4544                14  11  2   126       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  20   3  0   111       MADTOWN (358)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            21  33  2    98       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 NITROGLYCERIN 2742           15   9  1    98       DARK FORCES (179)
 BIKINI LINE 4545             15   8  0    93       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            17  12  1    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 RAVING LUNATIC 2797          11  12  1    72       DARK FORCES (179)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              15   8  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 THE GREATEST 5223             6   2  0    60       LEGENDARY MEN (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            10  12  1    55       BARHOPPERS (429)
-BEN DOVER 5178                2   1  1    43       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 XENO YOHL 5164                6  15  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 AIKIDO 3179                   9   3  1    36       DARK FORCES (179)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         3   1  1    25       NOT FOR ME (487)
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              2   2  1    25       NOT FOR ME (487)
 ANEURISM 4934                 3   0  0    24       DARK FORCES (179)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM SUNG 5186                 3   4  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-CLIGG HANGRE 5250             3   1  0    18       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244      2   2  1    18       NOT FOR ME (487)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               2   1  0    16       MADTOWN (358)
-ONE HIT WONDER 5235           2   1  0    14       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
-BIOFREEZE 5252                1   0  1    14       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
 GANGRENE 5248                 3   1  0    10       NOT FOR ME (487)
 Q-TIP TEST 5247               1   3  0     6       NOT FOR ME (487)
-SPIDER-MAN 5222               1   2  0     5       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
 HARMONY 5264                  0   1  0     5       MADTOWN (358)
 KRAKEN 4928                   0   4  0     4       DARK FORCES (179)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HOOTER 5258            0  1 0 BARHOPPERS 429        ARENAMASTER JYO 359   539 NONE    
BLISS 5265             0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           HALF-ORC GUARDSMA 358 539 NONE    
BRAINLESS 5266         0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           ARENAMASTER JYO 359   539 NONE    
HECATOMB 5215          3  5 0 MADTOWN 358           BEN DOVER 5178        538         
PANDEMIC 5226          5  2 0 MADTOWN 358           WHITE SPIDER 4548     538         
DECIMATE 5227          2  3 0 MADTOWN 358           BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246 537         
ROLPH TUPP 5253        2  3 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  COLONOSCOPY 5245      539         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Painless -- What, you couldn't find anyone else to challenge?  I should probably
withhold skills for that, but it's too much trouble. -- Beltran Foss

Bikini Line -- If that isn't just LIKE a cat!  Listen, if there was a tree in the
arena, I'd've chased you right UP it. -- Davia Hannas

Aikido -- YOU are a dark force?  I have to say, that boggles me.  I never would have
guessed.  Sneaky, yes, but dark?  (shakes head in mystification)  Life can be very
strange. -- Xeno Yohl

Bubba's Cellmate -- Oh, absolutely! -- Erhlie Fay
P.S.  What your team name says:  Not for me.

Kraken -- Okay, YOU I can see as a dark force. -- Rolph Tupp
P.S.  But I never did care for whatsit.  Squid tentacles sliced across so they look
like onion rings, the name escapes me at the moment, but them.  Yuck.

     Calamari rings.  Which can be quite tasty if well prepared.  They can also be
     rather like rubber bands. -- Ed.

Painless -- Can't say I am thrilled by the prospect, but I'll bear up, so long as you
don't kill me.  Even painlessly, that would be too much. -- Beltran Foss

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

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOOTER was butchered by ARENAMASTER JYO in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLISS was butchered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BRAINLESS was murdered by ARENAMASTER JYO in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
PAINLESS vanquished BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
NITROGLYCERIN was luckily beaten by GIGLIE in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
RAVING LUNATIC lost to DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute master's fight.
BIKINI LINE savagely defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a popular 2 minute master's brawl.
WHITE SPIDER lost to ERHLIE FAY in a 2 minute expert's duel.
THE GREATEST vanquished AIKIDO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
XENO YOHL viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
KRAKEN was overpowered by MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
COLONOSCOPY butchered ROLPH TUPP in a 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
BUBBA'S CELLMATE subdued HARMONY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's brawl.
Q-TIP TEST was handily defeated by ANEURISM in a tiring 5 minute uneven fight.
GANGRENE was outwaited by BLITZKRIEG in a tiresome 15 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  26 -  4      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  18 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 539 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PAINLESS 4544              14  11  2  126 BARHOPPERS (429)
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                20   3  0  111 MADTOWN (358)
WALL OF STEEL    NITROGLYCERIN 2742         15   9  1   98 DARK FORCES (179)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 4545           15   8  0   93 BARHOPPERS (429)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            15   8  0   65 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NITROGLYCERIN 2742.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NITROGLYCERIN 2742.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARMONY 5264, 
BIKINI LINE 4545, ERHLIE FAY 5155, XENO YOHL 5164, MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244, BUBBA'S 
CELLMATE 5246, PAINLESS 4544, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, WHITE SPIDER 4548, and THE GREATEST 
5223.

The least popular fighter this week was GANGRENE 5248.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLITZKRIEG 5261, Q-TIP TEST 5247, ANEURISM 4934, ROLPH TUPP 5253, 
KRAKEN 4928, AIKIDO 3179, GIGLIE 5130, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, HOOTER 5258, and 
COLONOSCOPY 5245.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PAINLESS (25-4544) BARHOPPERS (429)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQORPION 602 (136-102-1)               3  3  0         LORDS OF RUIN        
SCAR 2752 (95-91-4)                    2  3  0         SACRED VOW           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALANCE 2437 (74-42-0)                 5  3  0         NORTH PROVINCE       
LANCELOT 3794 (51-48-2)                4  3  0         ERRATA               
PROWL 3146 (54-54-1)                   1  4  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
STILLWATER 3762 (35-66-0)              1  4  0         ERRATA               
EXPLICIT SEX 3563 (40-20-3)            0  5  0         WOLF PACK            
STONEWALL 3895 (41-54-2)               0  5  0         ERRATA               

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BURST 3654 (52-39-1)                   1  3  0         ERRATA               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATHBRINGER 3728 (15-17-1)            1  3  0         MADTOWN              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MENTAL 5075 (16-10-1)                  2  3  0         ERRATA               

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONKEY DO 4152 (19-18-0)               2  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GIGLIE 5130 (16-2-0)                   2  3  0         MADTOWN              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG JOY 5123 (9-2-1)                   4  3  0         SPONGMONKEYS         
ROBIN BANKS 5114 (10-6-0)              1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PUPPET 5127 (6-4-1)                    1  3  0         ERRATA               
FLEX 5169 (7-1-0)                      0  3  0         ERRATA               

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEN DOVER 5178 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
KEN DEW 5225 (3-0-1)                   3  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
PANDEMIC 5226 (3-0-0)                  2  3  0         MADTOWN              
SAM SUNG 5186 (2-2-0)                  2  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
HAVOC 5228 (3-0-0)                     0  1  0  DEAD   MADTOWN              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLAMING MOE 5094 (0-0-0)               7  3  0         NOBLE FANTASY        
DEEZ 5213 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         ERRATA               
FLUID 5180 (0-0-0)                     3  3  1         ERRATA               
NORMA LEE 5238 (0-0-0)                 1  2  0  DEAD   FUNKY FOLK