DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2008    Duedate: 07/05/2008

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KEG STAND
BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-5257) [25-2-0,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEG STAND                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BARHOPPERS (429)               
(25-5257) [25-2-0,147]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROWN ROYAL                    CROWN ROYAL
BARHOPPERS (429)               BARHOPPERS (429)
(25-5274) [13-14-0,58]         (25-5274) [13-14-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARHOPPERS II (434)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      35
2. WE BEE BAD (130)            34      BARHOPPERS (429)
3. BARHOPPERS II (434)         19      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (469)            16
5. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)       1      WORDS I CAN'T USE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BARHOPPERS (429)         133 109  4 55.0   1/ 2 BARHOPPERS II (434)      12  3 1
 2/ 4 WE BEE BAD (130)          64  57  6 52.9   2/ 1 BARHOPPERS (429)          8  6 0
 3/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (469)         100  97 13 50.8   3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          6  6 0
 4/ 8 BARHOPPERS II (434)       25  25  6 50.0   4/ 6 WE BEE BAD (130)          5  3 0
 5/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   321 355 10 47.5   5/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 0
 6/ 9 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    35  64  1 35.4   6/ 8 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    2 10 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 297): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 595): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 585): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 581): IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 538): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 529): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 245): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 431): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 481): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 588): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 584): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 577): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 538): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 529): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 245): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 431): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 481): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               DELIA'S GONE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 594): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 587): CHUCKER ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 576): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LYRATILAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BARHOPPERS was 
unseated this week as BARHOPPERS II moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  My praise to FUNKY FOLK for their 3-0-0 week this 
time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  HOLMER 
KEYES caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
FAMOUS GROUSE and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, WORKER BEE put down MOJITO, causing him to lose 6 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has KEG STAND in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LYRATILAN.  LYRATILAN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is DARK FORCES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FUNKY FOLK are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after FEDER 
JORNIS.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, 
it seems that ICE PICK posted a challenge against the more highly recognized PHIL 
ANDERER.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ICE PICK was subdued by PHIL 
ANDERER.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention 
with disdain the name of CHIANTI who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 
11 points below in the rankings.  I thought CHIANTI showed great skill and promise 
when he dealt death to  DIRTY BEE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LYRATILAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEG STAND 5257               25   2  0   147       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAN DAUFF 5323              10   3  1    93       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHIL ANDERER 5404             6   1  0    86       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287           18  26  0    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            17  18  0    74       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASON DIXON 5363              9   2  1    65       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ICE PICK 5420                 7   1  0    63       BARHOPPERS (429)
 CROWN ROYAL 5274             13  14  0    58       BARHOPPERS (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINOT NOIR 5335               7   4  1    55       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381          10  12  0    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 PINOT GRIGIO 5333             7   4  2    50       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             9  18  0    45       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 PINA COLADA 5434              4   1  1    42       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 MISS SCARLET 5413             9  12  0    39       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 NIGHTFALL 5414                9  12  0    39       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 WORKER BEE 4212               5   1  0    34       WE BEE BAD (130)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUDGE 5410                    5  16  1    32       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             6  12  0    30       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 CHIANTI 5441                  3   0  1    28       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 BEE BEE KING 4211             3   3  0    27       WE BEE BAD (130)
 STEVIE BEE 4213               5   1  0    24       WE BEE BAD (130)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOJITO 5421                   3   5  0    23       BARHOPPERS (429)
 MERLOT 5437                   2   2  0    17       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 HOLMER KEYES 5443             1   2  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 FAMOUS GROUSE 5442            1   1  0     4       BARHOPPERS (429)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
GUNSER JEBON 5435       2  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 PINOT GRIGIO 5333     581  REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIRTY BEE 4210          2  4 0 WE BEE BAD 130       CHIANTI 5441          585   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crown Royal -- While I'm not a royalist, I'm not totally lost to respect. -- Elindor
Imarda
P.S.  Tell me again what a member of royalty has done to deserve that respect?

Ice Pick -- Now, THERE is a nasty weapon. -- Feder Jornis

Chianti -- Ah...that's what Dante drank, right? -- Holmer Keyes
P.S.  Strange man, Dante.

Well, heck.  The Virginal Concubine, or at least her agent, promised that she'd teach
me the secret of her hairdo, and she RENEGED.  She didn't teach me ANYTHING. --
Trellin Xiss

Phil Anderer -- Huh, you probably hang out with that Concubine.  You're as stingy as
she is. -- X. Rolph Tupp

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MASON DIXON slimly won victory over CROWN ROYAL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ICE PICK was savagely defeated by PHIL ANDERER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
PINOT GRIGIO narrowly defeated FEDER JORNIS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PINA COLADA devastated GUDGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MOJITO was defeated by WORKER BEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
FAMOUS GROUSE was devastated by HOLMER KEYES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MERLOT was unbelievably bested by STEVIE BEE in a 5 minute Challenge match.
CHIANTI assassinated DIRTY BEE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
KEG STAND outwaited TRELLIN XISS in a slow 16 minute gruesome expert's Title duel.
X. ROLPH TUPP was viciously subdued by STAN DAUFF in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
NIGHTFALL was handily defeated by ELINDOR IMARDA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISS SCARLET was subdued by PINOT NOIR in a 2 minute bloody match.
COL. MUSTARD was overcome by BEE BEE KING in a 4 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  16 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KEG STAND 5257             25   2  0  147 BARHOPPERS (429)
LUNGING ATTACK   STAN DAUFF 5323            10   3  1   93 FUNKY FOLK (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      MASON DIXON 5363            9   2  1   65 FUNKY FOLK (469)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PINOT NOIR 5335             7   4  1   55 BARHOPPERS II (434)
WALL OF STEEL    PINOT GRIGIO 5333           7   4  2   50 BARHOPPERS II (434)
SLASHING ATTACK  PINA COLADA 5434            4   1  1   42 BARHOPPERS II (434)
STRIKING ATTACK  WORKER BEE 4212             5   1  0   34 WE BEE BAD (130)
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 MERLOT 5437, 
MASON DIXON 5363, PHIL ANDERER 5404, STAN DAUFF 5323, MISS SCARLET 5413, FEDER JORNIS 
5360, WORKER BEE 4212, ELINDOR IMARDA 5381, PINOT NOIR 5335, and BEE BEE KING 4211.

The least popular fighter this week was KEG STAND 5257.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRELLIN XISS 5321, COL. MUSTARD 5411, NIGHTFALL 5414, X. ROLPH TUPP 
5287, DIRTY BEE 4210, STEVIE BEE 4213, GUDGE 5410, CHIANTI 5441, FAMOUS GROUSE 5442, 
and PINA COLADA 5434.