DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2007    Duedate: 02/03/2007

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAVIA HANNAS
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5138) [24-14-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAVIA HANNAS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5138) [24-14-1,123]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE
BARHOPPERS (429)               NOT FOR ME (487)
(25-4548) [15-16-1,91]         (25-5244) [8-5-2,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARHOPPERS (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      34
2. MADTOWN (358)               31      MADTOWN (358)
3. GREAT UNKNOWN (332)         22      Unchartered Team
4. NOT FOR ME (487)            22
5. BARHOPPERS (429)            21      VICIOUS VIXENS (135)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            152 100  6 60.3   1/ 1 BARHOPPERS (429)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 BARHOPPERS (429)          82  67  3 55.0   2/ 3 MADTOWN (358)             8  2 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          64  65 10 49.6   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   242 250  8 49.2   4/ 4 NOT FOR ME (487)          6  7 0
 5/ 5 ERRATA (323)             158 169  9 48.3   5/ 0 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       3  2 0
 6/ 6 NOT FOR ME (487)          30  33  5 47.6   6/ 5 ERRATA (323)              3  3 0
 7/ 0 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      103 116  9 47.0   7/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (469)          3  6 2
 8- 8*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)    14  18  1 43.8   8/ 0 CANOE CLUB (490)          3  9 0
 9/ 0 CANOE CLUB (490)          16  33  0 32.7   9- 7*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)    2  3 1

    '*'   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[ +

     Erhlie Faay frowned around at the winter landscape, though it was, in a chilly
way, beautiful.  "What is there to be afraid of, if not a Secret Cult?"
     Davia Hannas shrugged.  "Who knows?"  She sniffed the air, putting all the
werewolf in her heritage into the effort.  "There's a funny smell in the air.  Not
amusing," she added quickly, knowing that her teammate could be literal-minded to a
fault, "funny-strange.  It's..." she groped for words, "a little like the scent in
the air just before a thaw.  Not really, but a little like that."
     "Change coming," Erhlie suggested.
     "Yes!  That's what I smell.  Change coming."  She consciously resisted raising a
hackle at the thought.  "I don't like changes.  Especially not around full moon."
     "What's the moon got to do with--?  Oh!"  Erhlie had the grace to blush at her
gaff.  "I'd forgotten, Davia.  Truly."  She was silent for several minutes.  "Must it
be a bad change?  Couldn't it be for the better?"
     "Are there such changes?"
     "Of course!  The coming of spring is a change, and it's a good one!"  The
Fratsfan held up her hand to forestall the protest she saw forming.  "And a lot of
changes that SEEM bad might be fine if you knew what was coming and were able to,
well, go with the flow."
     "I don't--"  Shapes moved at the edge of the trees, emerged into the light.
Three, four...seven wolves, moving in single file, then spreading into a line on the
snowy field.  "Oh...."  Davia stared, and the wolves stared back.
     "They're beautiful," Erhlie whispered.  "I never imagined they would be so
beautiful."
     "They're TRUE wolves," Davia answered almost as quietly.  "Not poor, spell-
shaped hybrids like the Narsh Utur.  I have never seen true wolves in these woods.
Why now?"
     "The change that's coming," Erhlie guessed.  "They have some part in it."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You are such an ass, Bikini Line!  Well, yes, okay, in that sense also, but
you're being so DUMB.  The important thing is MYSTERY, and you don't hide a THING.
You've put it all in the shop window, as they say, and frankly, it's too cold for
that, as well as being tacky.  You need a mysterious, enveloping cover-up.  Probably
in red.

                                     Davia Hannas

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LYRATILAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  THE MIDDLE WAY 4 
showed LYRATILAN what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off 
with 4-1-0.  What's with SYMPATHY?  He actually beat GREAT UNKNOWN's SHEZA BANSHEE, 
and walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY 
4.  SENDI UBOL lost 9 points to CROWN ROYAL.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
SENDI UBOL will provide more easy wins...  BARHOPPERS' hatred of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 
surfaced again as BIKINI LINE challenged LYRATILAN's top dog.  BIKINI LINE was 
reminded on the sands why DAVIA HANNAS is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being the most challenged warrior, WHITE SPIDER!  Don't make idle boasts, 
they may come back to haunt you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the 
kind of fights that CAPT. MORGAN gets in.  He fights people like TOM MAIDO, 12 points 
below.  I thought CAPT. MORGAN showed great skill and promise when he overcame TOM 
MAIDO.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of LYRATILAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            24  14  1   123       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  27   4  0   118       MADTOWN (358)
 PUPPET 5127                  10   4  1    95       ERRATA (323)
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            15  16  1    91       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244      8   5  2    80       NOT FOR ME (487)
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              18  14  0    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BEN DOVER 5178                5   3  2    73       FUNKY FOLK (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEX 5169                     8   4  0    51       ERRATA (323)
-VINCE 5131                    8   8  0    51       ERRATA (323)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            5   2  0    48       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274              5   2  0    46       BARHOPPERS (429)
 HARMONY 5264                  4   5  0    43       MADTOWN (358)
 KEG STAND 5257                6   1  0    40       BARHOPPERS (429)
 CAPT. MORGAN 5288             4   0  0    36       BARHOPPERS (429)
 CORAL EDEN 4065               6   3  0    35       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        4   1  1    35       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 SENDI UBOL 5275               5   4  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYMPATHY 5272                 4   4  0    33       MADTOWN (358)
 GANGRENE 5248                 9   4  0    31       NOT FOR ME (487)
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              4   9  1    31       NOT FOR ME (487)
 JON 5305                      6   5  0    30       CANOE CLUB (490)
 CASSIA GORENE 5286            5   2  0    29       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         7   6  1    28       NOT FOR ME (487)
-MILITANT MACKREL 1299         5   2  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               6   5  0    25       MADTOWN (358)
-SILVER SWORDFISH 1307         4   2  1    24       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEZA BANSHEE 4008            4   3  0    21       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 TOM MAIDO 5294                2   2  1    20       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ROLNANDO 5301                 3   4  0    15       CANOE CLUB (490)
 LIONHEART 5303                2   9  0    15       CANOE CLUB (490)
 RAY PANPILLAGE 5284           0   2  0    14       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 DEMSIADO PESADO 5173          1   0  0    13       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-SAPHIRE SQUID 1358            2   4  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
 ALTRUISM 5289                 2   3  0    11       MADTOWN (358)
-LOBSTER LORD 1339             1   5  0     8       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
-FLUID 5180                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (323)
 BARTHOMAS 5299                1   0  0     6       CANOE CLUB (490)
 XOCOTL 5168                   0   3  0     3       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-SAVAGE SEAL 5290              0   3  0     3       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (80)
 K KLONK 5300                  0   2  0     2       CANOE CLUB (490)

'-' 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         
HUGH MONGUS 5293       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 469        DARK CHAMPION 360     548 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
Q-TIP TEST 5247        2  9 1 NOT FOR ME 487        SILVER SWORDFISH 1307 546         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ben Dover -- I'd rather YOU did.  Elves are supple, after all. -- Erhlie Fay

Keg Stand -- I wish I could see you with a keg.  You stand so well without, it must
be wonderful to see you at your proper vocation. -- Cassia Gorene

Montezuma's Revenge -- Listen, we never TOUCHED Montezuma!  We didn't DO anything to
him.  Get him off our backs, darn it. -- Sendi Ubol

These Visiting Orcs need to be whittled down to size.  They're getting above
themselves. -- X. Rolph Tupp

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUGH MONGUS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BIKINI LINE was demolished by DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
BEN DOVER was defeated by WHITE SPIDER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
CROWN ROYAL bested SENDI UBOL in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
KEG STAND luckily beat GANGRENE in a unpopular 18 minute Challenge competition.
CAPT. MORGAN defeated TOM MAIDO in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
GIGLIE bested MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE in a action packed 3 minute one-sided competition.
PUPPET vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ERHLIE FAY vanquished FLEX in a 2 minute uneven fight.
JON was viciously subdued by HARMONY in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
X. ROLPH TUPP viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
CHAVIN DE HUANTAR demolished LIONHEART in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CORAL EDEN bested BLITZKRIEG in a exciting 4 minute bloody battle.
SHEZA BANSHEE was overpowered by SYMPATHY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BUBBA'S CELLMATE defeated RAY PANPILLAGE in a 2 minute duel.
COLONOSCOPY overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
ROLNANDO was overcome by CASSIA GORENE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
XOCOTL was bested by BARTHOMAS in a 2 minute novice's fight.
ALTRUISM savagely defeated K KLONK in a 1 minute brutal novice's bout.
DEMSIADO PESADO overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       28 -   9 -  0      76  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  27 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 548 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DAVIA HANNAS 5138          24  14  1  123 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                27   4  0  118 MADTOWN (358)
BASHING ATTACK   PUPPET 5127                10   4  1   95 ERRATA (323)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244    8   5  2   80 NOT FOR ME (487)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            18  14  0   77 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN DOVER 5178              5   3  2   73 FUNKY FOLK (469)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLEX 5169                   8   4  0   51 ERRATA (323)
PARRY-STRIKE     CORAL EDEN 4065             6   3  0   35 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
AIMED BLOW       SENDI UBOL 5275             5   4  0   34 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
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 MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244.  The ten other most popular fighters were X. ROLPH 
TUPP 5287, CASSIA GORENE 5286, CORAL EDEN 4065, ERHLIE FAY 5155, HARMONY 5264, WHITE 
SPIDER 4548, CROWN ROYAL 5274, GIGLIE 5130, RAY PANPILLAGE 5284, and COLONOSCOPY 
5245.

The least popular fighter this week was KEG STAND 5257.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GANGRENE 5248, K KLONK 5300, BARTHOMAS 5299, SHEZA BANSHEE 4008, 
LIONHEART 5303, JON 5305, ROLNANDO 5301, TOM MAIDO 5294, SENDI UBOL 5275, and BEN 
DOVER 5178.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DAVIA HANNAS (25-5138) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

BIKINI LINE (25-4545) BARHOPPERS (429)