DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2007    Duedate: 04/28/2007

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIGLIE
MADTOWN (358)
(25-5130) [30-6-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIGLIE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MADTOWN (358)                  
(25-5130) [30-6-0,128]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   HARMONY
BARHOPPERS (429)               MADTOWN (358)
(25-4548) [17-20-2,89]         (25-5264) [6-8-1,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARHOPPERS (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREAT UNKNOWN (332)         42
2. MADTOWN (358)               26      DARQUE AGES (420)
3. BARHOPPERS (429)            14      Unchartered Team
4. CANOE CLUB (490)            11
5. FUNKY FOLK (469)             0      DINO DUDES (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE AGES (420)         14   9  0 60.9   1/ 1 BARHOPPERS (429)          8  6 0
 2/ 2 MADTOWN (358)            162 115  8 58.5   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 3/ 3 BARHOPPERS (429)          96  80  4 54.5   3/ 6 MADTOWN (358)             7  8 1
 4- 4 NOT FOR ME (487)          39  38  5 50.6   4/ 8 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       6  4 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   258 264  9 49.4   5/ 4 DARQUE AGES (420)         4  2 0
 6- 6 ERRATA (323)             169 178  9 48.7   6/ 7 CANOE CLUB (490)          4 10 0
 7- 7 FUNKY FOLK (469)          69  74 11 48.3   7- 5 NOT FOR ME (487)          2  1 0
 8/ 8 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      109 120  9 47.6   8- 3 ERRATA (323)              2  3 0
 9/ 9 CANOE CLUB (490)          21  45  0 31.8   9- 9 FUNKY FOLK (469)          1  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  LYRATILAN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Uncool, ERRATA.  I 
mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  The guys at GREAT UNKNOWN like really pulled together to get a 4-1-0 this 
turn, moving up by 4.  This Duelmaster is like something else!  GIGLIE stopped 
VETERAN MERCENARY dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to 
his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of ERRATA must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are GREAT UNKNOWN?  ERRATA, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can MADTOWN's 
SYMPATHY be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?  People were asking me did CROWN ROYAL REALLY challenge X. ROLPH TUPP?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but X. ROLPH TUPP wants me to write about it since he was bested by CROWN 
ROYAL.  Satisfied?  WHITE SPIDER must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  He challenged ERHLIE FAY.  10 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought WHITE SPIDER showed great skill and promise when he was defeated 
by ERHLIE FAY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many people were 
snickering when SYMPATHY killed JON.  So he had a 6-9-0, that's no excuse!  ERHLIE 
FAY really fought hard against WHITE SPIDER.  That'll teach BARHOPPERS not to go and 
kill any of THE MIDDLE WAY 4's guys again, huh!  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  30   6  0   128       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERHLIE FAY 5155              23  15  0   108       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            17  20  2    89       BARHOPPERS (429)
 KEG STAND 5257               12   1  0    75       BARHOPPERS (429)
 HARMONY 5264                  6   8  1    71       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUPPET 5127                  11   7  1    64       ERRATA (323)
-VINCE 5131                   11  10  0    64       ERRATA (323)
-FLEX 5169                    10   6  0    60       ERRATA (323)
 CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        5   2  1    59       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROWN ROYAL 5274              8   5  0    55       BARHOPPERS (429)
-GANGRENE 5248                11   6  0    48       NOT FOR ME (487)
-COLONOSCOPY 5245              7  10  1    46       NOT FOR ME (487)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               8   8  0    43       MADTOWN (358)
-BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246        10   7  1    42       NOT FOR ME (487)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            8   5  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SYMPATHY 5272                 7   6  1    41       MADTOWN (358)
-FLUID 5180                    2   2  0    40       ERRATA (323)
 IRON MAIDEN 4417              8   5  0    39       DARQUE AGES (420)
 CORAL EDEN 4065               7   4  0    35       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 THUMBSCREW 4420               6   4  0    34       DARQUE AGES (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEZA BANSHEE 4008            6   3  0    33       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-JOE KERR 5309                 3   1  1    31       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 DEMSIADO PESADO 5173          3   0  0    27       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-JIFI 5297                     3   1  0    26       ERRATA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONHEART 5303                4   9  0    22       CANOE CLUB (490)
 ROLNANDO 5301                 3   7  0    16       CANOE CLUB (490)
 BARTHOMAS 5299                3   2  0    12       CANOE CLUB (490)
 EKBARD INGORISH 5311          2   3  0    11       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 DOBERUM HANNIS 5312           2   3  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321             2   2  0     8       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TEQUILLA GORILLA 5310         2   2  0     8       BARHOPPERS (429)
 SHOOTER GIRL 5324             1   0  0     8       BARHOPPERS (429)
 K KLONK 5300                  1   5  0     8       CANOE CLUB (490)
 XOCOTL 5168                   0   5  0     5       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-CHRIS PEEZE 5313              0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ANOTHER GOD 5327              0   1  0     1       MADTOWN (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JON 5305               6  9 0 CANOE CLUB 490        SYMPATHY 5272         554         
SENDI UBOL 5275        6  5 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WHITE SPIDER 4548     550 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vince -- It may be, I don't say it IS, but it MAY be, that the challenge that brought
us together was an erratum on your part, eh?  A loss, no skills...a sad thing.  But
at least you survived it. -- Erhlie Fay

The Happy Peasant.  (sigh)  Farmyard dirt on his feet, too. -- X. Rolph Tupp

Sheza Banshee -- Yikes!  It was like you were driving honking huge spikes through my
ears!  I don't think you should be ALLOWED to scream during the fight.  The stewards
should gag you or something.  You may have broken my eardrums, even! -- Ekbard
Ingorish

Xocotl -- (confused look)  I don't think I know you.  I don't even think I want to
know you.  Go away.  My head aches. -- Trellin Xiss

Barthomas -- Well, this is, you know, tidy.  First we had records that were mirror
images, and now they match.  It's cool. -- Doberum Hannis
P.S.  Isn't it?

Demsiado Pesado -- I cannot allow that to pass unnoticed.  You do reailze this?  It
isn't anything personal, but the honor of the constabulary must be upheld. -- a
Friendly Constable

Lionheart -- Took you five minutes, didn't it, turkey? -- Sigur Tye, Volunteer
P.S.  People like you make me twitch.

X. Rolph Tupp -- Er...what was the deal with biting my toes?  I mean, I know the
loser pays a forfeit, but...toes?  And it was very painful.  The Infirmarian said it
would cost me an ENORMOUS amount to have them regrown, so I've had to make do with
carved wooden toes, and it just isn't the SAME. -- Padello, normally Happy Peasant,
but not right now

Harmony -- Do you think I will yield to a howling dog?  Think again. -- M. Chardinee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHITE SPIDER was devastated by ERHLIE FAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KEG STAND luckily beat HARMONY in a exciting 4 minute gory Challenge melee.
CROWN ROYAL won victory over X. ROLPH TUPP in a 1 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
CHAVIN DE HUANTAR overpowered IRON MAIDEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JON was butchered by SYMPATHY in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
TEQUILLA GORILLA was bested by LIONHEART in a 6 minute Challenge match.
XOCOTL lost to EKBARD INGORISH in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
BARTHOMAS unbelievably bested TRELLIN XISS in a 8 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
DEMSIADO PESADO overpowered DOBERUM HANNIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
GIGLIE outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a tiresome 11 minute one-sided Title fight.
BLITZKRIEG outwaited THUMBSCREW in a 7 minute contest.
CORAL EDEN demolished ROLNANDO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHEZA BANSHEE overpowered K KLONK in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched conflict.
SHOOTER GIRL defeated ANOTHER GOD in a action packed 2 minute beginner's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  13 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  3      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  41 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                30   6  0  128 MADTOWN (358)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155            23  15  0  108 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239      5   2  1   59 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON MAIDEN 4417            8   5  0   39 DARQUE AGES (420)
PARRY-STRIKE     CORAL EDEN 4065             7   4  0   35 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
WALL OF STEEL    THUMBSCREW 4420             6   4  0   34 DARQUE AGES (420)
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 HARMONY 5264.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHOOTER GIRL 5324, 
EKBARD INGORISH 5311, SHEZA BANSHEE 4008, ERHLIE FAY 5155, CROWN ROYAL 5274, ANOTHER 
GOD 5327, WHITE SPIDER 4548, KEG STAND 5257, CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239, and SYMPATHY 
5272.

The least popular fighter this week was TEQUILLA GORILLA 5310.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GIGLIE 5130, BARTHOMAS 5299, LIONHEART 5303, TRELLIN XISS 5321, 
ROLNANDO 5301, THUMBSCREW 4420, JON 5305, IRON MAIDEN 4417, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, and K 
KLONK 5300.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI