DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/2007    Duedate: 03/03/2007

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERHLIE FAY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5155) [20-14-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERHLIE FAY                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5155) [20-14-0,121]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   ERHLIE FAY
BARHOPPERS (429)               THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4548) [16-17-2,84]         (25-5155) [20-14-0,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      36
2. MADTOWN (358)               28      MADTOWN (358)
3. FUNKY FOLK (469)            19      Unchartered Team
4. BARHOPPERS (429)            12
5. ERRATA (323)                 4      FINAL FANTASY (319)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            155 107  7 59.2   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 BARHOPPERS (429)          85  72  4 54.1   2/ 3 ERRATA (323)              7  5 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          68  69 11 49.6   3/ 4 NOT FOR ME (487)          7  5 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   248 254  9 49.4   4/ 1 BARHOPPERS (429)          7  6 1
 5/ 5 NOT FOR ME (487)          35  36  5 49.3   5/ 5 MADTOWN (358)             7  8 1
 6/ 6 ERRATA (323)             164 173  9 48.7   6/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (469)          4  8 1
 7- 7 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      103 116  9 47.0   7- 7 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       3  2 0
 8- 8 CANOE CLUB (490)          16  33  0 32.7   8- 8 CANOE CLUB (490)          1  4 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[ +

     Davia Hannas had spent a month reading old records and asking questions of
priests and natural philosophers that got her strange looks, but she hadn't found out
anything that would explain the presence of true wolves in the area.  Other places,
at this time of year, well, sure.  A natural.  But the Lyratilan area, and in fact
most of the Aruaki Clanholds, no.  There seemed to be a hesitant consensus that
wolves didn't like being around shapeshifters, but nobody even tried to GUESS why,
much less KNEW.  And she couldn't think of anybody else to ask.
     Unless there was a way to ask the wolves themselves.
     Where had that thought come from?  Totally off the wall, or outside the box, or
something.  Nobody talked to wolves.  Especially, werewolves didn't.
     But then, wolves didn't come to Lyratilan, but...they were here.  So maybe there
would be some chance to communicate with them, if she went where they were.  It was
worth a try.
     She closed the journal in which she had been making notes on her research and
stood, looking around her room at the top of the Middle Way guildhouse.  She had just
made a momentous decision, or reached an earth-shaking conclusion, or something like
that, and everything still looked the same.  How strange.
     She shook her head and reached for her cloak.  Time to go find herself a wolf
and ask questions.  And it was cold outside; some Narsh Utur could change into a wolf
at will.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in LYRATILAN, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Practice pays for 
HARMONY, who pummelled PUPPET, to pocket 20 points.  PUPPET certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to HARMONY and losing 16 points in the process!  
Well, Duelmaster GIGLIE challenged THE MIDDLE WAY 4's ERHLIE FAY.  Is a 27-5-0 good 
enough?  What can be a greater victory?  ERHLIE FAY has taken hers place as the top, 
as LYRATILAN's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in LYRATILAN is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE MIDDLE WAY 4, alone and unchallenged.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, ERRATA scurried away from THE MIDDLE WAY 
4.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and WHITE SPIDER is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't BARHOPPERS proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  The audience 
gave a nice round of rasberries to SENDI UBOL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4, for expiring in 
such an ungraceful fashion.  6-5-1, indeed!  Death (in the form of KHALHUMS DWARF of 
LYRATILAN) knocked on MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE's door.  What will NOT FOR ME do?  The 
suspense is killing me.  Charity is unknown in LYRATILAN, and rightly so.  BARHOPPERS 
exacted their revenge against THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in LYRATILAN would I 
avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LYRATILAN is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
LYRATILAN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              20  14  0   121       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  27   6  0   113       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            16  17  2    84       BARHOPPERS (429)
 HARMONY 5264                  6   5  1    77       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPET 5127                  10   6  1    62       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINCE 5131                   10   8  0    60       ERRATA (323)
 COLONOSCOPY 5245              6   9  1    60       NOT FOR ME (487)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEG STAND 5257                8   1  0    54       BARHOPPERS (429)
 FLEX 5169                     9   5  0    47       ERRATA (323)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            6   3  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 FLUID 5180                    2   1  0    38       ERRATA (323)
 GANGRENE 5248                10   5  0    36       NOT FOR ME (487)
-CORAL EDEN 4065               6   3  0    35       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        4   1  1    35       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246         8   7  1    32       NOT FOR ME (487)
-JON 5305                      6   5  0    30       CANOE CLUB (490)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               6   7  0    29       MADTOWN (358)
 JOE KERR 5309                 2   0  1    24       FUNKY FOLK (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYMPATHY 5272                 5   5  0    23       MADTOWN (358)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274              5   4  0    21       BARHOPPERS (429)
-SHEZA BANSHEE 4008            4   3  0    21       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-ROLNANDO 5301                 3   4  0    15       CANOE CLUB (490)
-LIONHEART 5303                2   9  0    15       CANOE CLUB (490)
-DEMSIADO PESADO 5173          1   0  0    13       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 ALTRUISM 5289                 2   5  0    11       MADTOWN (358)
 JIFI 5297                     1   1  0    11       ERRATA (323)
 DAN ZING 5307                 1   1  0     9       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-BARTHOMAS 5299                1   0  0     6       CANOE CLUB (490)
 EKBARD INGORISH 5311          1   0  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-XOCOTL 5168                   0   3  0     3       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-K KLONK 5300                  0   2  0     2       CANOE CLUB (490)
 ELECTRIC JELLO 5308           0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (429)
 DOBERUM HANNIS 5312           0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 341  0  1 0   1                   JOE KERR 5309         550 NONE    
CAPT. MORGAN 5288      4  1 0 BARHOPPERS 429        SENDI UBOL 5275       549 JUST REV
PUTZ 5291              0  1 0 ERRATA 323            TOM MAIDO 5294        547         
RAY PANPILLAGE 5284    1  3 0 FUNKY FOLK 469        WASTE MONSTER 361     550 NONE    
TOM MAIDO 5294         2  3 1 FUNKY FOLK 469        TALMOR THE TROLL 354  550 NONE    
SENDI UBOL 5275        6  5 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WHITE SPIDER 4548     550         
CASSIA GORENE 5286     5  3 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  HARMONY 5264          549         
MONTEZUMA'S REVE 5244  9  6 2 NOT FOR ME 487        KHALHUMS DWARF 352    550 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Giglie -- To think, after today, I won't have to hear that...that TITTER of yours
again!  Nor the guffaw that follows once your giggle gets the stares you are angling
for.  Hey, if it amuses you, well, it does me no harm, so go for it.
     I considered doing the "off to the Isle" thing as Bikini Line just did, but...I
don't think so.  I think there is enough going on here to keep my busy.  For
instance, I can nip at the heels of our guild clerk and find out "what happens next."
-- Davia Hannas, who always wanted to star in an adventure and is not going to pass
up the chance now

White Spider -- Since you're officially Narsh Utur, does that make you a wolf spider?
Inquiring minds want to know before letting you anywhere near the tuffets. -- Erhlie
Fay
P.S.  Tuffets have to be protected, you see.  They're much more delicate than you

might think.
P.P.S.  No, really?  You don't like hospitals?  Gosh, neither do *I*!  What
congruence in taste.  It must be significant.

Vince -- You aren't very cooperative, are you?  All I wanted there was a chance to
nip your neck, suck a little blood, and call it dinner, with a good time had by all,
etc.  But did you hold still?  No!  And you have to hold still, or I end up doing a
LOT of secondary damage, which is NOT what I go for.  It annoys people so much, you
know, and I like everything smooth and easy. -- X. Rolph Tupp

Ghost of Capt Morgan -- How could you DIE?  You just STOOD there, dammit, and let me
hit you again and again!  But listen, if you hadn't grabbed me right there at the
first, almost GRAPPLING with me, I would've danced around and done the "threatening-
gesture" stuff for a while, and you would have been fine and maybe...gosh, you might
have killed ME.  Oh.  Well, looked at from that angle, I suppose...I guess I didn't
have any choice.  But I still wish you hadn't died. -- Sendi Ubol

Harmony -- (woeful, wounded, reproachful look)  I hate it when that happens. -- Ghost
of Chassia Gorene

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAY PANPILLAGE was dealt death by WASTE MONSTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOM MAIDO was dealt death by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WHITE SPIDER put to death SENDI UBOL in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
GIGLIE was devastated by ERHLIE FAY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
KEG STAND savagely defeated FLEX in a unpopular 11 minute Challenge competition.
FLUID overpowered CROWN ROYAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE was dealt death by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute competition.
PUPPET was viciously subdued by HARMONY in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
VINCE viciously subdued GANGRENE in a 5 minute gruesome fight.
X. ROLPH TUPP won victory over BLITZKRIEG in a 4 minute gory fight.
COLONOSCOPY overpowered VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
BUBBA'S CELLMATE subdued ALTRUISM in a 5 minute match.
SYMPATHY bested DAN ZING in a 1 minute conflict.
JOE KERR butchered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 4 minute one-sided battle.
JIFI devastated DOBERUM HANNIS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ELECTRIC JELLO was overcome by EKBARD INGORISH in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  10 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  3      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  33 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 550 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            20  14  0  121 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                27   6  0  113 MADTOWN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARMONY 5264                6   5  1   77 MADTOWN (358)
BASHING ATTACK   PUPPET 5127                10   6  1   62 ERRATA (323)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLEX 5169                   9   5  0   47 ERRATA (323)
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 ERHLIE 
FAY 5155, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, RAY PANPILLAGE 5284, TOM MAIDO 5294, HARMONY 5264, FLEX 
5169, BLITZKRIEG 5261, COLONOSCOPY 5245, WHITE SPIDER 4548, and SENDI UBOL 5275.

The least popular fighter this week was KEG STAND 5257.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GANGRENE 5248, DOBERUM HANNIS 5312, JOE KERR 5309, CROWN ROYAL 5274, 
ELECTRIC JELLO 5308, DAN ZING 5307, PUPPET 5127, GIGLIE 5130, EKBARD INGORISH 5311, 
and JIFI 5297.