DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2006    Duedate: 10/28/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIGLIE
MADTOWN (358)
(25-5130) [22-3-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIGLIE                         MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE
MADTOWN (358)                  NOT FOR ME (487)
(25-5130) [22-3-0,118]         (25-5244) [4-2-2,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   SENDI UBOL
BARHOPPERS (429)               THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4548) [10-14-1,48]         (25-5275) [1-1-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOT FOR ME (487)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOT FOR ME (487)            18
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      17      MADTOWN (358)
3. DARK FORCES (179)           15      Unchartered Team
4. MADTOWN (358)                9
5. LEGENDARY MEN (484)          0      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)            136  86  6 61.3   1/ 1*NOT FOR ME (487)          9  6 2
 2/ 2*NOT FOR ME (487)          17  13  4 56.7   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          59  54  8 52.2   3/ 5 MADTOWN (358)             7  8 0
 4/ 4 BARHOPPERS (429)          59  57  3 50.9   4/ 4 DARK FORCES (179)         5 10 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   220 237  8 48.1   5/ 3 BARHOPPERS (429)          3  6 0
 6- 6*LEGENDARY MEN (484)       10  11  1 47.6   6- 6*LEGENDARY MEN (484)       1  0 0
 7/ 7 DARK FORCES (179)        129 144  9 47.3   7- 7 FUNKY FOLK (469)          0  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.

     Wassup peeps?  Again I am champ.  Big Joy's come and go, Painless person come
and go, Giglie stay here and be champ for a long time.  Manager told Giglie that
Giglie is a Politician with 27 votes or something but Giglie still not study enough
to go to where the real warriors go.  I ain't gonna be beat never again here so I
don't care.  Chumps come and hit me with weapons five, ten, twenty times.  I don't
care.  Funny part is some try to hit me in the head.  That ain't gonna hurt Giglie.
So if you ain't able to find a pub around Lyratilan, just look up your Ghetto Tour
Guide In Effect.  That is what GIGLIE stands for you know.  Five gold pieces, I'll
show you the hot spots, unless it is the night before the fights.  I get rest so I
can get up early and catch a few at da pub before I see ya'll in the stands.

     Giglie

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LYRATILAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, DAVIA HANNAS beat RAVING LUNATIC and RAVING LUNATIC lost 21 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting 
bland, as GIGLIE stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, BELTRAN FOSS was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LYRATILAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, XENO 
YOHL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 has added the final loss to his 7-15-0.  Tee hee!  You can 
run, MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE, but maybe you can't hide from THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Killing 
XENO YOHL is something the rest of NOT FOR ME may not be able to help you with.  
We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     What does the LYRATILAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  22   3  0   118       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NITROGLYCERIN 2742           16  10  1   104       DARK FORCES (179)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            18  13  1    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BIKINI LINE 4545             15  10  0    81       BARHOPPERS (429)
 RAVING LUNATIC 2797          12  13  1    69       DARK FORCES (179)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              16   9  0    66       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  14  1    48       BARHOPPERS (429)
 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244      4   2  2    48       NOT FOR ME (487)
 AIKIDO 3179                  10   4  1    45       DARK FORCES (179)
-BEN DOVER 5178                2   1  1    43       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              3   3  1    35       NOT FOR ME (487)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANEURISM 4934                 4   1  0    26       DARK FORCES (179)
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         4   2  1    25       NOT FOR ME (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               4   1  0    24       MADTOWN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGRENE 5248                 5   1  0    23       NOT FOR ME (487)
-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)
 SENDI UBOL 5275               1   1  0    11       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SYMPATHY 5272                 1   1  0     8       MADTOWN (358)
 Q-TIP TEST 5247               1   5  0     8       NOT FOR ME (487)
 KRAKEN 4928                   0   6  0     6       DARK FORCES (179)
-SPIDER-MAN 5222               1   2  0     5       LEGENDARY MEN (484)
 HARMONY 5264                  0   3  0     3       MADTOWN (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMPATHY 5281           0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           TALMOR THE TROLL 354  541 NONE    
HECATOMB 5215          3  5 0 MADTOWN 358           BEN DOVER 5178        538         
PANDEMIC 5226          5  2 0 MADTOWN 358           WHITE SPIDER 4548     538 REVENGED
DECIMATE 5227          2  3 0 MADTOWN 358           BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246 537 NOT REVE
XENO YOHL 5164         7 16 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  MONTEZUMA'S REVE 5244 541         
ROLPH TUPP 5253        2  3 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  COLONOSCOPY 5245      539         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Greetings all.  It is good to see that things go well in our arena.  We wish you all
luck now, and in The Mailer. -- Ora and Oremaster (enjoying their retirement
together)

Long time no post.  I am pleased to announce a change in Madtown's team philosophy.
My warriors like Pandemic, Hecatomb, Decimate, Havoc...they all were killed.  I have
been searching for more peace loving warriors.  Sympathy and Harmony are what you
will find in this stable now.  Now that I tried to generate good Karma, give me all
the arena awards back. -- Carnage

Bubba's Cellmate -- New tactic, same results.  That has been noted. -- Harmony

White Spider -- HA HA.  My cheap weapons were all busted up and you still couldn't
win me.  That is for killing my boy Pandemic. -- Giglie

Beltran Foss -- So you are finally gone, eh?  Giglie's learn rate is around 1.36
LPFE.  Take away his fights with you and it drops to .87 LPFE.  You will be sorely
missed.  I hope you don't go to the Dark Arena and give me one last opportunity to
have that knucklehead learn something. -- Carnage

Valamond -- Sweet alliance, eh?  All we do is fight each other! ;)  -- Carnage

Bikini Line -- Well...you're an eye-opener, I'll say that for you.  I really enjoyed
our encounter.  But now, possibly alas, I must go. -- Beltran Foss
P.S.  I know I should be glad about graduating, because it means I'm not going to die
any time soon, but I feel at a loose end, you know?  I'm no kind of hotshot as a
gladiator, heck, I'm a p-strike, which is a strike against me right there, and I'll
probably be retiring.  So then what do I do?  I am totally clueless on this.
P.P.S.  Quarterstaff?  I don't have the deftness for a quarterstaff.

Raving Lunatic -- Good to know that your manager understands you. -- Davia Hannas
P.S.  And you're a perverse raving lunatic, at that.

Noble Assassin?  Oh, sure, pull the other one.  I don't believe it for a minute. --
Erhlie Fay
P.S.  Not ONE minute.  You're just a dirty rotten killer-for-hire.

Aneurism -- Well, we didn't QUITE cover it from A to Z, but we sure worked it hard.
-- Xeno Yohl
P.S.  I'm glad you're a wimp.  My favorite kind of opponent.

Kraken -- Damn, I'm a werewolf.  I suppose I should have expected it, here.  But I
was hoping I might have wandered in from elsewhere.  Oh, well. -- Sendi Ubol
P.S.  Thanks for making my first fight easy.  It does wonders for my confidence.

Ed. -- But if I wanted a high protein diet, it would be a lot more fun to seek out
nubile wenches and bite them on the neck and suck out some of their high protein
blood.  At least, that's how it looks to ME. -- Ghost of Rolph Tupp
P.S.  Darn, they tell me that won't work.  You have to be either a live pervert or
some kind of undead to do it, and I'm neither, just...dead.  Drat.

     Perhaps you could arrange the undead thing? -- Ed.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EMPATHY was butchered by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GIGLIE luckily beat BELTRAN FOSS in a slow 10 minute veteran's Title melee.
DAVIA HANNAS vanquished RAVING LUNATIC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NITROGLYCERIN overpowered BIKINI LINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
ERHLIE FAY devastated WHITE SPIDER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
COLONOSCOPY was bested by AIKIDO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
XENO YOHL was easily killed by MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BUBBA'S CELLMATE slimly lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 3 minute duel.
Q-TIP TEST lost to BLITZKRIEG in a 5 minute fight.
GANGRENE won victory over SENDI UBOL in a popular 3 minute duel.
KRAKEN was defeated by SYMPATHY in a 1 minute match.
ANEURISM handily defeated HARMONY in a 3 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  25 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  18 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 541 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                22   3  0  118 MADTOWN (358)
WALL OF STEEL    NITROGLYCERIN 2742         16  10  1  104 DARK FORCES (179)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 4545           15  10  0   81 BARHOPPERS (429)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            16   9  0   66 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244    4   2  2   48 NOT FOR ME (487)
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 SENDI UBOL 5275.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARMONY 5264, 
DAVIA HANNAS 5138, NITROGLYCERIN 2742, AIKIDO 3179, BIKINI LINE 4545, ERHLIE FAY 
5155, MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244, ANEURISM 4934, EMPATHY 5281, and GIGLIE 5130.

The least popular fighter this week was KRAKEN 4928.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLITZKRIEG 5261, Q-TIP TEST 5247, BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246, XENO YOHL 
5164, WHITE SPIDER 4548, RAVING LUNATIC 2797, SYMPATHY 5272, GANGRENE 5248, 
COLONOSCOPY 5245, and GIGLIE 5130.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BELTRAN FOSS (25-5038) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)