DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2007    Duedate: 01/20/2007

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-547

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAVIA HANNAS
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5138) [23-14-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAVIA HANNAS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5138) [23-14-1,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   CASSIA GORENE
BARHOPPERS (429)               THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4548) [14-16-1,86]         (25-5286) [4-2-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARHOPPERS (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BARHOPPERS (429)            32
2. FUNKY FOLK (469)            29      BARHOPPERS (429)
3. ERRATA (323)                10      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       4
5. MADTOWN (358)                0      FLYING MONKEYS (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MADTOWN (358)            148  99  6 59.9   1/ 1 BARHOPPERS (429)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 BARHOPPERS (429)          78  66  3 54.2   2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          64  61 10 51.2   3- 2 MADTOWN (358)             6  4 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   238 249  8 48.9   4/ 4 NOT FOR ME (487)          6  8 0
 5/ 6 ERRATA (323)             157 168  9 48.3   5/ 5 ERRATA (323)              5  2 0
 6/ 5 NOT FOR ME (487)          28  31  5 47.5   6/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (469)          4  5 2
 7- 7 DARK FORCES (179)        139 154  9 47.4   7- 7*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)    4  6 1
 8- 8*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)    14  18  1 43.8   8- 6 DARK FORCES (179)         2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Wolf at the Door ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Don't walk so fast," Erhlie Fay whispered.  "My head really, really aches."
     Her teammate, Davia Hannas, slowed down, but she also glowered.  This close to
the full moon, Davia glowered really well.  "You said you wanted to go for a walk."
Her tone was barely not accusing.
     "I had to get away from the Infirmary."  She shuddered.  "It was the secret
admirers that did it."
     "More than one?"
     "Dozens of them," Erhlie confirmed.  "It's a cult of some kind.  They were
practically mobbing the gladiators getting treatment, and they actually took Q-Tip
away with them."
     "Q-Tip?  That Not For me gladiator with the losing record?  WHY?"
     "Well, nobody SAID why, of course!"  Erhlie looked around at the mixture of
cottages with big gardens, small farms with bigger gardens, and carefully tended
woodlots--they were out on the east edge of town--and sighed with relief.  "This'll
do."
     "For what?  Are you sure you're all right?  Sometimes getting hit on the head
like that can mess up your thinking for a while--"
     "I'm fine, Davia.  Trust me, I've never been clearer in my mind."  She pointed
to the low stone wall that marked the edge of a field, now fallow under a thin layer
of snow.  "Let's sit there."
     "In the SNOW?  Erhlie--"
     The Fratsfan turned a very firm look on her teammate, pointed at the wall again,
and said, "SIT."
     Davia sat.  "Okay, tell me whatever it is you brought me out here to tell."
     "It's this cult," Erhlie said.  "The Secret cult of Admirette.  I couldn't find
out--yet--what they're up to, but they're all over the Infirmary after the fights.
They're...sinister.  At least some of the orderlies and other arena staff belong to
the cult.  We have to investigate the cult and STOP it."
     Davia stared across the winter landscape.  It wasn't very cold at the moment,
and the snow was no more than three inches deep (except in drifts), but there was no
one moving around.  No cows standing in the fields looking dumb (which cows did very
well).  No sheep looking dumber.  No farmers tramping around doing mysterious farm
things.  No dogs, no deer, no birds, not even crows making a racket in the woodlots
the way they usually did.  The countryside wasn't deserted, there were plumes of
smoke above most chimneys, but nobody was out and about their normal business.  She
shivered.  "They're all afraid," she said.
     "Yes.  It's the cult--"
     "No, I don't think it's the cult.  It's a secret cult, after all.  Nobody knows
about it.  They're afraid of something else.  Even on a sunny afternoon, they're
afraid."

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for BEN DOVER, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing ERHLIE 
FAY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  GANGRENE was overcame by VINCE and drops 14 points.  Try as 
hard as the MADTOWN stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and 
ex-Duelmaster) GIGLIE before this week's fights.  It's a proud day for the THE MIDDLE 
WAY 4 stable, as their warrior, DAVIA HANNAS, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that DARK FORCES was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of DARK FORCES' warriors, 
I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  DARK FORCES + 
Weapons That go Boom = FUNKY FOLK + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of COLONOSCOPY, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            23  14  1   111       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIGLIE 5130                  26   4  0   116       MADTOWN (358)
 BIKINI LINE 4545             18  13  0    96       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPET 5127                   9   4  1    87       ERRATA (323)
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            14  16  1    86       BARHOPPERS (429)
 BEN DOVER 5178                5   2  2    75       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244      8   4  2    68       NOT FOR ME (487)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              17  14  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-RAVING LUNATIC 2797          14  15  1    63       DARK FORCES (179)
-AIKIDO 3179                  12   6  1    60       DARK FORCES (179)
 FLEX 5169                     8   3  0    58       ERRATA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINCE 5131                    8   8  0    51       ERRATA (323)
 SENDI UBOL 5275               5   3  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 GANGRENE 5248                 9   3  0    36       NOT FOR ME (487)
-HARMONY 5264                  3   5  0    36       MADTOWN (358)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            4   2  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274              4   2  0    34       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEG STAND 5257                5   1  0    33       BARHOPPERS (429)
 CAPT. MORGAN 5288             3   0  0    33       BARHOPPERS (429)
-BLITZKRIEG 5261               6   4  0    26       MADTOWN (358)
-MILITANT MACKREL 1299         5   2  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         6   6  1    25       NOT FOR ME (487)
-SILVER SWORDFISH 1307         4   2  1    24       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANEURISM 4934                 6   3  0    23       DARK FORCES (179)
 CASSIA GORENE 5286            4   2  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-KRAKEN 4928                   3   7  0    23       DARK FORCES (179)
 TOM MAIDO 5294                2   1  1    21       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              3   9  1    19       NOT FOR ME (487)
-SYMPATHY 5272                 3   4  0    15       MADTOWN (358)
-SAPHIRE SQUID 1358            2   4  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
-LOBSTER LORD 1339             1   5  0     8       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
-FLUID 5180                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (323)
-RAY PANPILLAGE 5284           0   1  0     7       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-ALTRUISM 5289                 1   3  0     6       MADTOWN (358)
-SAVAGE SEAL 5290              0   3  0     3       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUTZ 5291              0  1 0 ERRATA 323            TOM MAIDO 5294        547         
CURLY 5295             0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 469        TOMBSTONE 362         547 NONE    
Q-TIP TEST 5247        2  9 1 NOT FOR ME 487        SILVER SWORDFISH 1307 546         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Keg Stand -- Very impressive.  I do like a man who can stand around holding things
for, well, for me.  Or any other woman engaged in shopping, of course.  It's a very
useful ability, and I hope you cultivate it assiduously.  If you need practice, just
come on by and I'll be glad to let you hold my packages any time.  There's always
shopping to be done, after all. -- Sendi Ubol

White Spider -- Aha!  It worked.  I am very glad of that, because I wouldn't want you
to think that I NORMALLY wear tobacco sachets.  I can't actually stand the stuff,
myself, it makes my head ache. -- Davia Hannas

Montezuma's Revenge -- What did *I* ever do to Montezuma that he should take revenge
on me?  He's just a nasty old man. -- Erhlie Fay

Gangrene -- Damned spoiler!  It isn't easy being Middle Way with a winning record,
and you're deliberately TRYING to mess me up!  Next time, LOSE. -- X. Rolph Tupp
P.S.  I've got enough problems trying to be a good werewolf and a vampire at the same
time.  It takes concentration.  All my concentration.

POLITE Beggars get bopped on the head.  It's a losing proposition. -- Cassia Gorene
P.S.  Of course, Persistent Beggars get a kick in the teeth, so they aren't any
better off.

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CURLY was viciously butchered by TOMBSTONE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEN DOVER demolished ERHLIE FAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
KEG STAND defeated CASSIA GORENE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
CAPT. MORGAN devastated COLONOSCOPY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BIKINI LINE was defeated by DAVIA HANNAS in a 2 minute master's Title match.
PUPPET bested M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute duel.
WHITE SPIDER overpowered FLEX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE overcame SENDI UBOL in a 1 minute fight.
VINCE viciously subdued GANGRENE in a crowd boring 17 minute gruesome melee.
X. ROLPH TUPP slimly lost to VISITING ORC in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
CROWN ROYAL won victory over BUBBA'S CELLMATE in a popular 1 minute fight.
TOM MAIDO executed PUTZ in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       28 -   9 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  3      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  26 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 547 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DAVIA HANNAS 5138          23  14  1  111 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 4545           18  13  0   96 BARHOPPERS (429)
BASHING ATTACK   PUPPET 5127                 9   4  1   87 ERRATA (323)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN DOVER 5178              5   2  2   75 FUNKY FOLK (469)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244    8   4  2   68 NOT FOR ME (487)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            17  14  0   65 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLEX 5169                   8   3  0   58 ERRATA (323)
TOTAL PARRY      GANGRENE 5248               9   3  0   36 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 CURLY 5295.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASSIA GORENE 5286, 
CROWN ROYAL 5274, CAPT. MORGAN 5288, PUPPET 5127, WHITE SPIDER 4548, MONTEZUMA'S 
REVENGE 5244, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, BEN DOVER 5178, BIKINI LINE 4545, and DAVIA HANNAS 
5138.

The least popular fighter this week was GANGRENE 5248.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VINCE 5131, PUTZ 5291, BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246, SENDI UBOL 5275, 
COLONOSCOPY 5245, ERHLIE FAY 5155, FLEX 5169, KEG STAND 5257, TOM MAIDO 5294, and 
DAVIA HANNAS 5138.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BIKINI LINE (25-4545) BARHOPPERS (429)