DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/18/2008    Duedate: 03/01/2008

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KEG STAND
BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-5257) [16-2-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEG STAND                      PINOT NOIR
BARHOPPERS (429)               BARHOPPERS II (434)
(25-5257) [16-2-0,101]         (25-5335) [2-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVING LUNATIC                 RAVING LUNATIC
DARK FORCES (179)              DARK FORCES (179)
(25-2797) [15-15-1,67]         (25-2797) [15-15-1,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (469)            33
2. DARK FORCES (179)           32      BARHOPPERS (429)
3. MASTERS OF SIN (119)        27      Unchartered Team
4. BARHOPPERS II (434)         13
5. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)       6      BARHOPPERS II (434)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 MADTOWN (358)            211 156 11 57.5   1/ 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    8  7 0
 2- 3 AMAZONS (493)             43  35  3 55.1   2/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (469)          7  2 0
 3/ 0 BARHOPPERS (429)         109  91  4 54.5   3- 1 AMAZONS (493)             7  3 0
 4/ 4 MASTERS OF SIN (119)     364 336 25 52.0   4/ 6 MASTERS OF SIN (119)      6  8 0
 5- 5 THE RED BLADES (125)     510 482 34 51.4   5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 6/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (469)          89  90 12 49.7   6- 3 THE RED BLADES (125)      5  5 0
 7- 6 ERRATA (323)             204 207 11 49.6   7/ 0 DARK FORCES (179)         4  0 0
 8/ 0 DARK FORCES (179)        143 154  9 48.1   8- 2 MADTOWN (358)             4  5 0
 9/ 8 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   300 332 10 47.5   9/ 0*BARHOPPERS II (434)       2  0 0
10/ 9 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    24  36  1 40.0  10/ 0 BARHOPPERS (429)          1  3 0
11/ 0*BARHOPPERS II (434)        6   9  1 40.0  11/10*TEAM CHAOS (497)          0  4 0
12/10*TEAM CHAOS (497)           6  13  1 31.6  12- 9 ERRATA (323)              0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 579): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 572): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 568): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                  (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to AMAZONS, as they are pushed 
from the coveted top team spot by the GOTTA GET A CLUE stable.  It was a tough week 
for MADTOWN, to drop 6 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 3-1-0 outing, 
FUNKY FOLK has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for ROSE 
O'SHARON, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing FOIRENE ILMER like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  FOIRENE ILMER was overcame by ROSE O'SHARON and drops 14 points.  Try as 
hard as the THE RED BLADES stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and 
ex-Duelmaster) DR HOOK before this week's fights.  In front of all the crowds, KEG 
STAND took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LYRATILAN arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE RED BLADES, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does LYRATILAN really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch MASTERS OF SIN's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from THE RED BLADES.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, X. ROLPH 
TUPP would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, BLOODFEUD MAN went after X. ROLPH TUPP, who 
was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, BLOODFEUD MAN bested X. ROLPH 
TUPP.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEG STAND 5257               16   2  0   101       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLAMEO 4410                  15   5  0   106       THE RED BLADES (125)
-HIPPOLYTA 5344               10   9  1    94       AMAZONS (493)
-BLITZKRIEG 5261              17  19  0    93       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUST A WIN 3369              20   7  0    87       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
-HARMONY 5264                 17  17  1    84       MADTOWN (358)
-ANNE 5341                    13   6  0    83       AMAZONS (493)
-JIFI 5297                    13   5  1    82       ERRATA (323)
 NARCISSISTIC 3594             8   3  1    81       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
 AIKIDO 3179                  13   6  1    71       DARK FORCES (179)
 RAVING LUNATIC 2797          15  15  1    67       DARK FORCES (179)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROWN ROYAL 5274             11   7  0    66       BARHOPPERS (429)
 BLOODFEUD MAN 3595            6   5  1    64       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287           14  21  0    63       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ROSE O'SHARON 5393            5   1  0    59       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 STAN DAUFF 5323               8   1  1    57       FUNKY FOLK (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            14  12  0    54       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-COREY 5365                    7   4  1    51       AMAZONS (493)
-MAELSTROM 5354               11   7  1    41       MADTOWN (358)
 MASON DIXON 5363              5   2  0    41       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 FOIRENE ILMER 5353            8  11  1    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 OCEAN BLUE 3677               4   6  0    35       MASTERS OF SIN (119)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANEURISM 4934                 7   3  0    33       DARK FORCES (179)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             4  14  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MISS SCARLET 5413             6   6  0    30       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 KRAKEN 4928                   4   7  0    30       DARK FORCES (179)
-MARTA 5386                    8   2  0    28       AMAZONS (493)
 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381           4   9  0    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHIL ANDERER 5404             2   1  0    27       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 NIGHTFALL 5414                6   6  0    24       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 PROF. PLUM 5415               5   7  0    24       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUDGE 5410                    3   9  1    23       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-SLAID CLEAVES 5409            1   1  0    22       THE RED BLADES (125)
-WAIT 5378                     1   2  0    21       ERRATA (323)
 PINOT NOIR 5335               2   0  0    18       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-WHIRLWIND 5408                2   0  0    17       MADTOWN (358)
 SHOOTER GIRL 5324             3   2  0    16       BARHOPPERS (429)
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             3   6  0    15       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-BREWERY 5379                  1   0  0    15       ERRATA (323)
 PINOT GRIGIO 5333             2   0  0    12       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-KRISTY 5407                   2   0  0    12       AMAZONS (493)
 PROPHET MUSE 5401             2   2  0    10       TEAM CHAOS (497)
-DIVINE DEVIL 5399             1   2  1     7       TEAM CHAOS (497)
-RIALTO 5396                   1   4  0     7       THE RED BLADES (125)
 BROKEN HALO 5397              1   3  0     6       TEAM CHAOS (497)
-DOLLY LLAMA 5405              0   1  0     5       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 AVENGELINA 5417               0   1  0     1       TEAM CHAOS (497)
-COSMOPOLITAN 5336             0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-SALTY DOG 5334                0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS II (434)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TEQUILLA GORILLA 5310   3  7 0 BARHOPPERS 429       DARK CHAMPION         576  NONE
LOVE 1 5416             0  1 0 MASTERS OF SIN 119   TALMOR THE TROLL      576  NONE
TAMED ANGER 5398        0  4 0 TEAM CHAOS 497       DARK CHAMPION         576  NONE
UNTAMED ANGER 5400      2  1 0 TEAM CHAOS 497       COREY 5365            573   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mason Dixon -- Some people!  You just have to go around drawing lines.  (heavy sigh)
I'm not at all linear, myself.  Curves, that's the thing. -- Elindor Imarda

Narcissistic -- Well, darn.  People TOLD me I should carry out a shield polished to a
mirror finish when fighting you, but I didn't want to be encumbered with the darned
thing.  I guess I should pay more attention, shouldn't I? -- Foirene Ilmer

Corey -- Fortunately for us both, my little werewolfess, it causes me no problems to
drink the blood of a shapeshifter.  Oh, yes, trust me, it IS fortunate for you, also!
If I found you unpotable, so to speak, I would have been...angry.  You wouldn't like
it if I became angry. -- X. Rolph Tupp

Ocean Blue -- It seems wrong for your eyes to be that blue, but other than that,
seriously, how are you sinful?  You look like a standard issue human to me. --
Trellin Xiss
P.S.  Sure, we can get a bit off course, but that could happen to anybody.  No reason
to go calling it a sin!

Slaid Cleoves -- Huh, I know a troublemaker when I see one.  And you look Irish, I
mean, Harkenic, as well, which just PROVES that you make trouble for the sheer FUN of
it. -- Feder jornis

Narcissistic -- Define "everyone," eh?  But I thank you for the kind word. -- Trellin
Xiss

Bloodfeud Man -- Well, "they" do say that it's pain that impresses the lessons on our
minds.  I think I'd be willing to try it without, myself, but who gets a chance in
the arena? -- Foirene Ilmer

Rialto -- Hey, I'm a pud!  It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. -- Feder
Jornis

Our congratulations to Dr. Hook. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEQUILLA GORILLA was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TAMED ANGER was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
LOVE 1 was assassinated by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BLOODFEUD MAN devastated X. ROLPH TUPP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ROSE O'SHARON demolished FOIRENE ILMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
OCEAN BLUE won victory over ELINDOR IMARDA in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
PHIL ANDERER overpowered COL. MUSTARD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JUST A WIN was outlasted by KEG STAND in a 23 minute expert's Title melee.
NARCISSISTIC won victory over CROWN ROYAL in a 2 minute fight.
AIKIDO vanquished TRELLIN XISS in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAVING LUNATIC savagely defeated MASON DIXON in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
STAN DAUFF demolished PROF. PLUM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NIGHTFALL was viciously subdued by KRAKEN in a 6 minute brutal contest.
SHOOTER GIRL was demolished by ANEURISM in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GUDGE overcame CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute conflict.
FEDER JORNIS overpowered PROPHET MUSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MISS SCARLET devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BROKEN HALO was beaten by PINOT GRIGIO in a 2 minute bloody amateur's brawl.
PINOT NOIR overpowered AVENGELINA in a 3 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  19 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  35 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  24 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  23 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  28 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 576 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KEG STAND 5257             16   2  0  101 BARHOPPERS (429)
SLASHING ATTACK  NARCISSISTIC 3594           8   3  1   81 MASTERS OF SIN (119)
AIMED BLOW       AIKIDO 3179                13   6  1   71 DARK FORCES (179)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROWN ROYAL 5274           11   7  0   66 BARHOPPERS (429)
BASHING ATTACK   BLOODFEUD MAN 3595          6   5  1   64 MASTERS OF SIN (119)
PARRY-LUNGE      MASON DIXON 5363            5   2  0   41 FUNKY FOLK (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAVING LUNATIC 2797.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAVING LUNATIC 2797.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELINDOR 
IMARDA 5381, AVENGELINA 5417, NARCISSISTIC 3594, AIKIDO 3179, ANEURISM 4934, BROKEN 
HALO 5397, PINOT GRIGIO 5333, PINOT NOIR 5335, BLOODFEUD MAN 3595, and OCEAN BLUE 
3677.

The least popular fighter this week was JUST A WIN 3369.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KEG STAND 5257, GUDGE 5410, SHOOTER GIRL 5324, PROF. PLUM 5415, COL. 
MUSTARD 5411, FOIRENE ILMER 5353, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, LOVE 1 5416, PROPHET MUSE 5401, 
and NIGHTFALL 5414.

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

DR HOOK (25-4403) THE RED BLADES (125)