DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2007    Duedate: 07/07/2007

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIGLIE
MADTOWN (358)
(25-5130) [34-6-0,154]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIGLIE                         HIPPOLYTA
MADTOWN (358)                  AMAZONS (493)
(25-5130) [34-6-0,154]         (25-5344) [3-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE SPIDER                   PUPPET
BARHOPPERS (429)               ERRATA (323)
(25-4548) [20-21-2,101]        (25-5127) [13-8-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADTOWN (358)               39
2. AMAZONS (493)               29      MADTOWN (358)
3. ERRATA (323)                26      Unchartered Team
4. MY FIRST TEAM (492)         22
5. BARHOPPERS II (434)         19      AMAZONS (493)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MADTOWN (358)            175 122  9 58.9   1/ 4 MADTOWN (358)            10  5 1
 2/ 4*AMAZONS (493)              8   6  1 57.1   2/ 5*AMAZONS (493)             8  6 1
 3/ 1*MY FIRST TEAM (492)        5   4  0 55.6   3/ 3 ERRATA (323)              8  7 1
 4/ 3 BARHOPPERS (429)         108  87  4 55.4   4/ 6 BARHOPPERS (429)          7  2 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   270 277 10 49.4   5/ 1 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       6  7 0
 6/ 6 ERRATA (323)             177 186 10 48.8   6/ 8*MY FIRST TEAM (492)       5  4 0
 7- 8 FUNKY FOLK (469)          71  77 12 48.0   7/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 1
 8/ 7 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      120 132 10 47.6   8/ 7 K-9 KENNEL (133)          3 12 1
 9/ 9 K-9 KENNEL (133)          15  33  4 31.3   9/10*BARHOPPERS II (434)       2  2 0
10/10*BARHOPPERS II (434)        4   9  1 30.8  10- 9 FUNKY FOLK (469)          2  3 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to GREAT UNKNOWN, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the MADTOWN stable.  A stormcloud is brewing over the THE MIDDLE WAY 
4 guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 2-3-1 may send the team to 
the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, MADTOWN has advanced 3 places 
in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) at AMAZONS had a good week as they went 
3-1-0 to put them in 2nd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for 
BLITZKRIEG, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing SHEZA BANSHEE like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
SHEZA BANSHEE, who dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with BLITZKRIEG.  Well, everybody's pal GIGLIE moved his record to 34-6-0 by 
defeating PUPPET in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 4 recognition points.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid MADTOWN, please raise you hand.  Wow. 
Does LYRATILAN really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  MADTOWN + Weapons That go Boom = ERRATA + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, CHAVIN DE HUANTAR would be president.  Although it may be a 
contest he doesn't want to win.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was DR 
DAN, who was successfully challenged by TEQUILLA GORILLA who had a mere 22 points 
more than DR DAN.  I just want to congratulate DR DAN on beating TEQUILLA GORILLA.  
He overcame his superior-ranked opponent and gained 15 points.  Congrats!  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, VINCE went after KEG STAND, who was higher 
by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, VINCE was defeated by KEG STAND.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the LYRATILAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  34   6  0   154       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE SPIDER 4548            20  21  2   101       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPET 5127                  13   8  1    89       ERRATA (323)
 CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        8   4  1    87       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 KEG STAND 5257               15   2  0    86       BARHOPPERS (429)
 SYMPATHY 5272                11   6  2    74       MADTOWN (358)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274             11   6  0    68       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARMONY 5264                  8  10  1    65       MADTOWN (358)
 VINCE 5131                   12  13  0    62       ERRATA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLITZKRIEG 5261               9  11  0    56       MADTOWN (358)
 FLUID 5180                    4   3  0    54       ERRATA (323)
 FLEX 5169                    10   9  0    51       ERRATA (323)
 JIFI 5297                     6   1  1    48       ERRATA (323)
 DEMSIADO PESADO 5173          6   2  1    48       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 SHEZA BANSHEE 4008            9   5  0    43       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            9   9  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CORAL EDEN 4065               9   7  0    36       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPPOLYTA 5344                3   0  0    30       AMAZONS (493)
-SHOOTER GIRL 5324             3   1  0    28       BARHOPPERS (429)
 DINGO 1234                    4   6  0    26       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 DOBERUM HANNIS 5312           6   4  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNE 5341                     3   0  0    24       AMAZONS (493)
 BLOODHOUND 5337               2   1  0    24       K-9 KENNEL (133)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIDERMAN 5330                2   0  0    20       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321             5   4  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-STAN DAUFF 5323               2   0  1    17       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 MARTA 5355                    1   1  0    16       AMAZONS (493)
 DR DAN 5332                   1   1  0    16       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
 TEQUILLA GORILLA 5310         3   5  0    14       BARHOPPERS (429)
 MAELSTROM 5354                2   0  0    14       MADTOWN (358)
 NISSAN TITAN 5331             1   1  0    14       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
 MASTIF 1279                   2   4  1    11       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 FOIRENE ILMER 5353            1   1  1    11       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 PINOT NOIR 5335               1   0  0    10       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 PINOT GRIGIO 5333             1   0  0     7       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 WOLFHOUND 5338                1   2  1     6       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 OBI-WAN 5328                  1   1  0     5       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
 RAT TERRIER 5347              0   2  0     2       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 COSMOPOLITAN 5336             0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 SALTY DOG 5334                0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             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?
COREY 5345             1  2 1 AMAZONS 493           FOIRENE ILMER 5353    559         
MARTA 5342             0  1 0 AMAZONS 493           WOLFHOUND 5338        557 REVENGED
DEATH WISH 4596        2  3 1 BARHOPPERS II 434     DEMSIADO PESADO 5173  556         
XOCOTL 5168            0  8 0 GREAT UNKNOWN 332     JIFI 5297             557         
PUG 5339               0  1 0 K-9 KENNEL 133        STAN DAUFF 5323       557         
EKBARD INGORISH 5311   4  5 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  SYMPATHY 5272         558         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"The battle begins."  Except when it isn't a battle but more of a casual encounter,
or even a lazy meeting in the park.

Shooter Girl -- I suppose all that hopping gives you great endurance, doesn't it?  I
have myself always found hopping to be exhausting.  Me for the sedentary life and no
hopping. -- Trellin Xiss
P.S.  A skill is nice, thanks, so long as I don't have to hop with it.

Sympathy -- Well, THAT was no way to demonstrate your name! -- Ghost of Ekbard
Ingorish
P.S.  Still, it's retirement and a chance at the quiet life, so I'll take it.

Jifi -- That was definitely an error there.  You won.  That was wrong.  The win
should have been MINE.  And your blood, too. -- X. Rolph Tupp

When I offered the Cult Member a chance to surrender and he took it, he leaned close
to me and said he'd "return that favor soon."  What did he mean?  Should I be afraid
to go about alone? -- Doberum Hannis
P.S.  I really don't trust any of these cults.  They can be so extreme.

Anne -- Well, I'd LIKE to avoid you, but how do I do that if my manager won't commit
to a strategy sheet each turn? -- Foirene Ilmer
P.S.  I could have used more than one skill.  No need to be stingy, is there?  In
fact, you SHOULD have taught me more, because I'm intensely charismatic and
attractive and you should have WANTED to teach me more.

Demsiado Pesado -- Being dead, I no longer have to think, and it is such a relief,
you can't imagine!  But I'm sure you're impressive if you want to be. -- Ghost of
Ekbard Ingorish

Noachian -- I've got a real problem with the "bow down" part. -- Jorja

Demsiado Pesado -- It was a pleasure indeed to accompany you to Caleam, though I
found some of the dishes offered us there a bit, ah, over-complex.  Still, it made a
change, don't you think?  Do you suppose we can get away with doing it again?
They're promising a "big bash" due to the graduation of one of the chefs. -- Doberum
Hannis

Funky Folk -- The Lizard Man wants you to know how much he enjoyed the cris-peeze you
sent. -- Martin Shew, spokesshew for the Dark Arena

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORAL EDEN was bested by JIFI in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
WHITE SPIDER won victory over CHAVIN DE HUANTAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VINCE was narrowly defeated by KEG STAND in a unpopular 13 minute Challenge duel.
FLEX was devastated by CROWN ROYAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEMSIADO PESADO was demolished by SYMPATHY in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
DINGO was vanquished by X. ROLPH TUPP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TEQUILLA GORILLA was outlasted by DR DAN in a unpopular 7 minute gory Challenge brawl.
WOLFHOUND was handily defeated by SPIDERMAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
NISSAN TITAN lost to HIPPOLYTA in a action packed 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
GIGLIE unbelievably bested PUPPET in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Title fight.
HARMONY was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SHEZA BANSHEE was subdued by BLITZKRIEG in a 3 minute competition.
FLUID handily defeated DOBERUM HANNIS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TRELLIN XISS was subdued by MARTA in a 3 minute brawl.
MASTIF was savagely defeated by ANNE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory conflict.
OBI-WAN lost to BLOODHOUND in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
MAELSTROM vanquished SALTY DOG in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FOIRENE ILMER delivered the death blow upon COREY in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
RAT TERRIER was defeated by PINOT GRIGIO in a 3 minute brutal novice's bout.
COSMOPOLITAN was overpowered by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PINOT NOIR handily defeated FEDER JORNIS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  19 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  22 -  3      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  42 -  5      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 559 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                34   6  0  154 MADTOWN (358)
BASHING ATTACK   PUPPET 5127                13   8  1   89 ERRATA (323)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239      8   4  1   87 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLUID 5180                  4   3  0   54 ERRATA (323)
PARRY-STRIKE     CORAL EDEN 4065             9   7  0   36 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
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 PUPPET 5127.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANNE 5341, HIPPOLYTA 
5344, JIFI 5297, WHITE SPIDER 4548, NISSAN TITAN 5331, GIGLIE 5130, RAT TERRIER 5347, 
SYMPATHY 5272, SHEZA BANSHEE 4008, and BLOODHOUND 5337.

The least popular fighter this week was KEG STAND 5257.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VINCE 5131, TEQUILLA GORILLA 5310, DR DAN 5332, FEDER JORNIS 5360, 
OBI-WAN 5328, MASTIF 1279, TRELLIN XISS 5321, DOBERUM HANNIS 5312, WOLFHOUND 5338, 
and DINGO 1234.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WHITE SPIDER (25-4548) BARHOPPERS (429)