DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2008    Duedate: 06/07/2008

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KEG STAND
BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-5257) [23-2-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEG STAND                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BARHOPPERS (429)               
(25-5257) [23-2-0,139]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROWN ROYAL                    CROWN ROYAL
BARHOPPERS (429)               BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-5274) [12-13-0,51]         (25-5274) [12-13-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARHOPPERS (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BARHOPPERS II (434)         22
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      21      BARHOPPERS (429)
3. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)      16      Unchartered Team
4. BARHOPPERS (429)            10
5. FUNKY FOLK (469)             7      LEGION II (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CHESS PIECES 4 (500)       2   0  0  100   1/ 2 BARHOPPERS (429)          9  5 0
 2/ 2 BARHOPPERS (429)         128 104  4 55.2   2/ 6 BARHOPPERS II (434)       7  6 2
 3- 3 MASTERS OF SIN (119)     381 346 25 52.4   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  7 0
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (469)          95  94 13 50.3   4- 1 MASTERS OF SIN (119)      6  4 0
 5- 5 DARK FORCES (179)        148 157  9 48.5   5- 4 DARK FORCES (179)         5  3 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   319 347 10 47.9   6/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (469)          4  3 1
 7/ 8 BARHOPPERS II (434)       16  24  5 40.0   7- 8*CHESS PIECES 4 (500)      2  0 0
 8/ 7 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    34  57  1 37.4   8/ 5 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    2 11 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[ The Andorian Succession #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     Four steps into the woods and they couldn't see the clearing and the cart, or
hear even the distant murmuring of voices.  It wasn't that the undegrowth was heavy,
it was just... as though there was a barrier of some kind which they had just
crossed.  And it was hotter in here under the trees, with the air absolutely
motionless.  Even to speak here seemed like it would be an offense.
     Whispering, Gissanniah said, "We should go back.  Closer to the edge, where we
can still see out."
     Senator Sedalia considered arguing, good, solid arguments such as that they
didn't want to risk someone seeing in and spotting them.  He shook his head.
Gissanniah was right, the risk of getting lost here was worse.  He looked down.  His
feet were pressed into the leaf mold under the trees, and would leave visible
footprints.  Starting here.  There were no other visible footprints marking their
entry into the woods.  "Which way is back?"

Halfway between Seam and Tarrgir:

     Lenpro looked at Fandil and raised an eyebrow in question.
     Fandil shook his head.  "I've no idea what's going on here.  I can't think of
any reason for a... a guard post on this road.  It isn't a border."
     Lenpro considered that and shook his head.  "It is, though.  The border between
the Clanholds and Convincia must run right along here."
     "Not an external border," Fandil insisted.  "There's no reason to patrol an
internal--"
     "Let's ask them."  Lenpro nodded at the soldiers standing in the road ahead.
"In fact, we'd better go up to them before they decide our hesitation here is
suspicious!"  He nudged his horse with a heel, walking it forward.
     The soldiers formed up to make it clear that no one was to pass without their
approval, and an officer stepped out in front of them to meet the travelers.
     Fandil nodded politely to them all and said, "Good day.  What's afoot here?"
     "We've orders to turn back any Aruaki who try to leave the Clanhold territory,"
the officer said.  He was firm, but not belligerent.  For him, clearly, it was just a
case of doing his job.
     "Why?" Lenpro asked.
     The officer shrugged.  "I am not privy to policy.  All I have are the orders."
     "How do you tell for sure that someone is or is not Aruaki?" Fandil asked,
looking around for a magician.
     "We have been provided with a device."  The officer's tone was a little sour,
now.  He gestured at a framework of three poles, two vertical with the third uniting
the upper ends.  It was about the size of a normal doorway.  "If you pass through
that without setting off the alarm, then you have no Aruaki blood and are free to go 
on into Convincia."
     "Doesn't that seem a little unfair?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  It seems like a very clear order from my superior officer.  I have been
told the Aruaki are still carrying the plague of shape-changing," he added, "and the
gods know how much damage they did among normal people when they Changed and went
berserk."
     Fandil opened his mouth to argue further, but Lenpro stopped him.  "This man has
his orders and must obey them," the Iayean manager pointed out.  Our quarrel, if we
have one--there's a lot of point in that business of the plague, you know--our
quarrel must be with those who established the policy and issued the orders."
     "I don't like it," Fandil growled.  "But you're right."  He sighed, nodded an
apology to the soldier, and dismounted to walk through the test-doorway.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 579): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): LON CHANEY JR. of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 279): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 545): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 536): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 527): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 244): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 429): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 479): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 594): WALK THE LINE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 583): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, here I am.  Again.  Still looking down on our fair arena sands.  Really is a
breath taking view.  Boss man has FINALLY gotten me some servants to hammer the dents
out of my armor and fix my shields, however, I'm not sure how long they'll work once
they figure out they're not getting paid extra for doing it.  Oh well.  I'll enjoy it
while it lasts.  As usual, no challanges from me.  You want me, come get me. -- Keg
Stand of Barhoppers

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LYRATILAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, MASTERS OF SIN.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
BARHOPPERS II's 2nd moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  What's with COL. MUSTARD?  He 
actually beat THE MIDDLE WAY 4's FEDER JORNIS, and walked away with 18 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at THE MIDDLE WAY 4 while they watched ELINDOR 
IMARDA clobber PINOT GRIGIO.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  Try as he might, STAN DAUFF wasn't good enough at persuading KEG 
STAND to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  What 
do people see in X. ROLPH TUPP?  His 18-24-0?  THE MIDDLE WAY 4 ain't talkin', but 
he's got 83 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Someone told PINOT GRIGIO that THE MIDDLE WAY 4 
never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is 
right sorry.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young 
rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  LYRATILAN 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEG STAND 5257               23   2  0   139       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAVING LUNATIC 2797          17  15  1   103       DARK FORCES (179)
-NARCISSISTIC 3594             9   8  1   103       MASTERS OF SIN (119)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODFEUD MAN 3595           11   6  1    90       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
 STAN DAUFF 5323               9   2  1    90       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-JUST A WIN 3369              24   9  0    89       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287           18  24  0    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-OCEAN BLUE 3677              10   6  0    76       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            17  16  0    71       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ROSE O'SHARON 5393            6   2  0    69       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AIKIDO 3179                  14   7  1    62       DARK FORCES (179)
-PHIL ANDERER 5404             4   1  0    58       FUNKY FOLK (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE PICK 5420                 6   0  0    55       BARHOPPERS (429)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274             12  13  0    51       BARHOPPERS (429)
 MASON DIXON 5363              7   2  1    51       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381           9  11  0    48       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MISS SCARLET 5413             9  10  0    44       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             9  16  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             6  10  0    43       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 PINOT NOIR 5335               5   4  1    41       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-KRAKEN 4928                   5   8  0    38       DARK FORCES (179)
 NIGHTFALL 5414                8  11  0    36       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-ANEURISM 4934                 8   4  0    35       DARK FORCES (179)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOJITO 5421                   3   3  0    32       BARHOPPERS (429)
 GUDGE 5410                    5  14  1    30       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 PINOT GRIGIO 5333             5   4  2    26       BARHOPPERS II (434)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN 5430                    1   0  0    20       CHESS PIECES 4 (500)
 PINA COLADA 5434              2   1  1    18       BARHOPPERS II (434)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIANTI 5441                  1   0  0    13       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 MERLOT 5437                   1   1  0    11       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-KING 5428                     1   0  0    10       CHESS PIECES 4 (500)
-ENVY 5438                     1   1  0     8       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
 DOLLY LLAMA 5405              0   3  0     7       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 HOLMER KEYES 5443             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?
MR. BODY 5436           0  1 0 GOTTA GET A CLUE 498 PINA COLADA 5434      581   
GUNSER JEBON 5435       2  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 PINOT GRIGIO 5333     581  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bloodfeud Man -- Nonsense!  In the first case, because I did not kill anyone you are
authorized to bloodfeud for, and in the second case your statement at the end of the
fight is not only untrue but never can be true, because I am not, in the accepted
sense of the term, alive.  So there. -- X. Rolph Tupp

Ocean Blue -- I'm afraid it's been rain gray here lately. -- Terellin Xiss

Pina Colada -- Euwh, too sweet! -- Elindor Imarda
P.S.  Pineapple is tricky.

Col. Mustard -- You might do better with more armor. -- Feder Jornis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROSE O'SHARON was bested by X. ROLPH TUPP in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PINOT NOIR lost to MASON DIXON in a action packed 4 minute Challenge battle.
PINOT GRIGIO was demolished by ELINDOR IMARDA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MOJITO viciously subdued GUDGE in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
DOLLY LLAMA was demolished by PINA COLADA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
KEG STAND unbelievably bested STAN DAUFF in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Title fight.
TRELLIN XISS devastated MISS SCARLET in a 3 minute one-sided competition.
CROWN ROYAL was overcome by VISITING ORC in a action packed 3 minute uneven melee.
NIGHTFALL was savagely defeated by ICE PICK in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
FEDER JORNIS was defeated by COL. MUSTARD in a 2 minute fight.
MERLOT overpowered HOLMER KEYES in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CHIANTI overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  18 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  24 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  18 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 583 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KEG STAND 5257             23   2  0  139 BARHOPPERS (429)
LUNGING ATTACK   STAN DAUFF 5323             9   2  1   90 FUNKY FOLK (469)
BASHING ATTACK   ROSE O'SHARON 5393          6   2  0   69 FUNKY FOLK (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      MASON DIXON 5363            7   2  1   51 FUNKY FOLK (469)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PINOT NOIR 5335             5   4  1   41 BARHOPPERS II (434)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CROWN ROYAL 5274.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CROWN ROYAL 5274.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOJITO 5421, 
STAN DAUFF 5323, PINOT NOIR 5335, TRELLIN XISS 5321, ICE PICK 5420, FEDER JORNIS 
5360, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, MASON DIXON 5363, ELINDOR IMARDA 5381, and GUDGE 5410.

The least popular fighter this week was HOLMER KEYES 5443.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NIGHTFALL 5414, KEG STAND 5257, DOLLY LLAMA 5405, PINOT GRIGIO 
5333, CHIANTI 5441, MERLOT 5437, ROSE O'SHARON 5393, COL. MUSTARD 5411, PINA COLADA 
5434, and MISS SCARLET 5413.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VAMPIRE 4546 (35-22-0)                 1  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIKINI LINE 4545 (24-23-0)             4  3  0         BARHOPPERS           
WHITE SPIDER 4548 (22-21-2)            1  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEP ON TRAVIS 4812 (0-0-0)            8  3  0         FONZ FAUX PAS        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHIL ANDERER 5404 (3-1-0)              1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KING 5428 (0-0-0)                      3  3  0         CHESS PIECES 4       

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KEG STAND 5257 (20-2-0)                1  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINOT NOIR 5335 (4-2-1)                1  3  0         BARHOPPERS II        

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUEEN 5430 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         CHESS PIECES 4       
PINA COLADA 5434 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         BARHOPPERS II