DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2007    Duedate: 07/21/2007

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIGLIE
MADTOWN (358)
(25-5130) [35-6-0,163]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIGLIE                         HIPPOLYTA
MADTOWN (358)                  AMAZONS (493)
(25-5130) [35-6-0,163]         (25-5344) [4-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARMONY                        CHAVIN DE HUANTAR
MADTOWN (358)                  GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
(25-5264) [9-10-1,72]          (25-4239) [8-5-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREAT UNKNOWN (332)         32
2. MADTOWN (358)               28      MADTOWN (358)
3. K-9 KENNEL (133)            24      Unchartered Team
4. MY FIRST TEAM (492)         23
5. ERRATA (323)                15      MY FIRST TEAM (492)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*MY FIRST TEAM (492)        9   5  0 64.3   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            11  4 1
 2/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            179 123  9 59.3   2/ 6*MY FIRST TEAM (492)       9  5 0
 3- 4 BARHOPPERS (429)         108  87  4 55.4   3/ 3 ERRATA (323)              9  6 0
 4/ 6 ERRATA (323)             181 187 10 49.2   4- 4 BARHOPPERS (429)          7  2 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   270 282 10 48.9   5/ 2*AMAZONS (493)             6  8 0
 6- 7 FUNKY FOLK (469)          71  77 12 48.0   6/ 5 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       5  8 0
 7/ 8 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      123 134 10 47.9   7/ 8 K-9 KENNEL (133)          4 11 0
 8/ 2*AMAZONS (493)              9  10  1 47.4   8/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    3 12 1
 9/ 0 EASTERN HORDE (367)       14  16  1 46.7   9- 9*BARHOPPERS II (434)       2  2 0
10/ 9 K-9 KENNEL (133)          17  36  4 32.1  10-10 FUNKY FOLK (469)          1  1 0
11-10*BARHOPPERS II (434)        4   9  1 30.8  11/ 0 EASTERN HORDE (367)       0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ugh.  Sorry for the Lack of DM columns, but Giglie is not a warrior of a lot of
words...coherent words in particular.  After getting pounded on with a quarterstaff
for three minutes this week he's pretty liquored up to dull the pain so I wasn't even
going to take the chance to see what he was going to say this time.
     As a Manger, I beg you guys, please teach the idiot something!  After 15
separate turns on the top I must say that I am almost as sick of the guy as the rest
of you must be.  I've reviewed his fights and determined that I have had to watch him
get hit by some weapon at least 250 times on the sands of Lyratilan.  I beg you all!
One Defense Skill.  Please!  Anyone!
     In other news, I would like you all to welcome our newest team, the Amazons.
The Manager of that team is very smart and is quite the looker.  Although, she did
choose to marry me so I'll get back to you on that smart comment.  You savages
already skewered two of her promising young warriors.  You guys (And gals) really
need to learn how to treat a lady.  Oh wait, I'm making her play DuelII.  Maybe it's
ME that needs to learn how to treat a lady!

     Until next time,
     Carnage, Manager of Madtown

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LYRATILAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  MY FIRST TEAM turned their 4-1-0 
turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch ERRATA's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this 
turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MASTIF win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MASTIF 
beat ANNE and ANNE lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as GIGLIE stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MADTOWN was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was ERRATA.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully 
impressed, JIFI was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, 
sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but 
I'll be glad to see SHEZA BANSHEE and GREAT UNKNOWN at The Piper's Rest tonight 
celebrating their bloodfeud victory over JIFI.  We're all going to die in the end, so 
why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in LYRATILAN to get a drink than The Piper's 
Rest!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                  35   6  0   163       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPET 5127                  14   8  1    98       ERRATA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        8   5  1    90       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-KEG STAND 5257               15   2  0    86       BARHOPPERS (429)
 HARMONY 5264                  9  10  1    72       MADTOWN (358)
 SYMPATHY 5272                11   7  2    70       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROWN ROYAL 5274             11   6  0    68       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINCE 5131                   13  13  0    64       ERRATA (323)
 FLEX 5169                    11   9  0    61       ERRATA (323)
 FLUID 5180                    5   3  0    60       ERRATA (323)
 SHEZA BANSHEE 4008           10   5  0    59       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 BLITZKRIEG 5261              10  11  0    58       MADTOWN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMSIADO PESADO 5173          7   2  1    50       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 LADY ZVORKNAR 4873            5   1  0    42       EASTERN HORDE (367)
 HIPPOLYTA 5344                4   0  0    40       AMAZONS (493)
 KING OF QUAM 4880             4   3  1    39       EASTERN HORDE (367)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287            9  10  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 JIFI 5297                     6   2  1    36       ERRATA (323)
 CORAL EDEN 4065               9   8  0    35       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTIF 1279                   3   4  1    33       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 DINGO 1234                    4   7  0    29       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 DOBERUM HANNIS 5312           6   5  0    28       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-SHOOTER GIRL 5324             3   1  0    28       BARHOPPERS (429)
 MAELSTROM 5354                3   0  0    28       MADTOWN (358)
-SOFA KING 4874                2   2  0    26       EASTERN HORDE (367)
 SPIDERMAN 5330                3   0  0    25       MY FIRST TEAM (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRELLIN XISS 5321             5   5  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 NISSAN TITAN 5331             2   1  0    18       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
 DR DAN 5332                   2   1  0    18       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
-STAN DAUFF 5323               2   0  1    17       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 BLOODHOUND 5337               2   2  0    17       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 OBI-WAN 5328                  2   1  0    16       MY FIRST TEAM (492)
-TEQUILLA GORILLA 5310         3   5  0    14       BARHOPPERS (429)
 WANDERLEI RUA 5358            1   0  0    12       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 ANNE 5341                     3   1  0    10       AMAZONS (493)
-PINOT NOIR 5335               1   0  0    10       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 WOLFHOUND 5338                1   3  1     7       K-9 KENNEL (133)
 RAT TERRIER 5347              1   2  0     7       K-9 KENNEL (133)
-PINOT GRIGIO 5333             1   0  0     7       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 FOIRENE ILMER 5353            1   2  1     6       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MARTA 5355                    1   2  0     5       AMAZONS (493)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-SALTY DOG 5334                0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-COSMOPOLITAN 5336             0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 CAP'N JACK 5359               0   1  0     1       MY FIRST TEAM (492)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA 2 5362              0  1 0 AMAZONS 493           LIZARD MAN 363        560 NONE    
DA 1 5361              0  1 0 AMAZONS 493           HALF-ORC GUARDSMA 358 560 NONE    
MARTA 5342             0  1 0 AMAZONS 493           WOLFHOUND 5338        557 REVENGED
COREY 5345             1  2 1 AMAZONS 493           FOIRENE ILMER 5353    559         
DEATH WISH 4596        2  3 1 BARHOPPERS II 434     DEMSIADO PESADO 5173  556 NOT REVE
XOCOTL 5168            0  8 0 GREAT UNKNOWN 332     JIFI 5297             557 JUST REV
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

Dingo -- Ah, you dog!  A bit flea-bitten, you really need to shave or at least wash
the beard, my suggestion would be to shave it because at five foot ten you can't be a
genuine dwarf.  But otherwise, your neck was a tasty treat.  I enjoyed it. -- X.
Rolph Tupp

Fluid -- Drat, it's impossible to pin you down.  You just slither away. -- Doberum
Hannis
P.S.  Is it some kind of spell or the like?  I've never imagined such, well,
suchness.  A blade touches you, you part before it, flow around it, and come together
again on the other side.  Very strange.

Marta -- Somehow I thought an amazon would be taller, but I see you handle the role
well even though you are just ordinary in height.  Really embarrassing. -- Trellin
Xiss
P.S.  Or if not tall, that you'd be all wet.
P.P.S.  I can too kill a houseplant.  Even a geranium!  It's an art.

Corey -- Another short amazon!  Amazing.  And you're sinister, er, left-handed,
besides.  And--  Oh, gods, I killed you.  Drat.  I didn't mean to do THAT.  I was
aiming for your leg, but you were so short, the blow just went anywhere.  Really
sorry about that. -- Foirene Ilmer

Pinot Noir -- Ah...this is...little nasty pointy pins involved in vintage gangster
films, yes?  Well, whatever, you pinned me to the wall.  Ouch. -- Feder Jornis
P.S.  Cool, I'm a werewolf, and since I'm a BIG guy, I'm a really BIG werewolf, yes?
I think I like it.  A sort of were-mastiff, or...I know!  I'm a were-direwolf!  Watch
out for me when the moon is full!

Our congratulations to White Spider. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA 2 was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 1 was murdered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SHEZA BANSHEE overpowered JIFI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
GIGLIE devastated CHAVIN DE HUANTAR in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
PUPPET devastated SYMPATHY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
VINCE defeated KING OF QUAM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided struggle.
HARMONY handily defeated CORAL EDEN in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
BLITZKRIEG viciously subdued DINGO in a popular 5 minute gruesome duel.
FLUID won victory over LADY ZVORKNAR in a 2 minute fight.
X. ROLPH TUPP was overpowered by FLEX in a popular 2 minute gory uneven match.
DEMSIADO PESADO subdued DOBERUM HANNIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
BLOODHOUND was handily defeated by HIPPOLYTA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
ANNE was devastated by MASTIF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
TRELLIN XISS was overpowered by MAELSTROM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NISSAN TITAN bested WOLFHOUND in a exciting 1 minute beginner's duel.
DR DAN bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
OBI-WAN defeated MARTA in a 5 minute brutal novice's bout.
RAT TERRIER beat CAP'N JACK in a 2 minute novice's match.
FOIRENE ILMER slimly lost to WANDERLEI RUA in a 2 minute gory amateur's competition.
SPIDERMAN overpowered FEDER JORNIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  20 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  23 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  44 -  4      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 560 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  8         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                35   6  0  163 MADTOWN (358)
BASHING ATTACK   PUPPET 5127                14   8  1   98 ERRATA (323)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239      8   5  1   90 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLUID 5180                  5   3  0   60 ERRATA (323)
WALL OF STEEL    LADY ZVORKNAR 4873          5   1  0   42 EASTERN HORDE (367)
AIMED BLOW       HIPPOLYTA 5344              4   0  0   40 AMAZONS (493)
PARRY-STRIKE     CORAL EDEN 4065             9   8  0   35 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARMONY 5264.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239.  The ten other most popular fighters were KING OF QUAM 
4880, HARMONY 5264, BLITZKRIEG 5261, FLEX 5169, MASTIF 1279, FLUID 5180, DOBERUM 
HANNIS 5312, HIPPOLYTA 5344, NISSAN TITAN 5331, and RAT TERRIER 5347.

The least popular fighter this week was FEDER JORNIS 5360.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CAP'N JACK 5359, TRELLIN XISS 5321, DINGO 1234, SYMPATHY 5272, 
JIFI 5297, DA 1 5361, SPIDERMAN 5330, MARTA 5355, WOLFHOUND 5338, and BLOODHOUND 
5337.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GIGLIE (25-5130) MADTOWN (358)

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

WHITE SPIDER (25-4548) BARHOPPERS (429)

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!