DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2011    Duedate: 02/12/2011

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-648

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE LEAD PIPE
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
(25-5495) [15-12-2,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE LEAD PIPE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         
(25-5495) [15-12-2,149]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOLTER NEETHE                  KOLTER NEETHE
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5486) [23-12-0,90]         (25-5486) [23-12-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (323)                50
2. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)      39      FUNKY FOLK (469)
3. FUNKY FOLK (469)            29      Unchartered Team
4. DARK FORCES (179)            0
5. SERPENTS HOLD (504)          0      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- 1 SERPENTS HOLD (504)       14  10  0 58.3   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)         188 155 23 54.8   2/ 2 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    7  7 1
 3- 3*THE BLUE HOTEL (494)      19  18  5 51.4   3/ 0 ERRATA (323)              3  0 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   505 482 14 51.2   4- 4 DARK FORCES (179)         3  2 1
 5- 5 DARK FORCES (179)        195 188 13 50.9   5/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          2  0 0
 6/ 0 ERRATA (323)             217 213 11 50.5   6- 6*THE BLUE HOTEL (494)      1  0 1
 7/ 6 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)   107 173  6 38.2   7- 5 SERPENTS HOLD (504)       1  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Okay, you guys, listen up!  Jorja's got this horrible new kick--I hope it
doesn't last!--and here's the deal.  We make Top Team, we do a spotlight.  Is this
cruel and unusual, or what?  We sweat and we bleed and we pull off three fairly good
turns in a row, and then we have to WRITE something?  I gotta tell you, the
consternation in our guildhouse was so thick, you could've cut it with a chainsaw.
     And then, to make matters WORSE, all my teammates turned to look at me--four
pairs of beady eyes is a lot too many when you can feel the axe just WAITING to drop
on your neck.  And they said, "Kolter, you're the Popularity Leader and This Week's
Favorite, so YOU can do it."
     Gah.  This is worse than being duelmaster and having to do a column!  Even just
personals... some weeks that's an uphill struggle all by itself.  I'm a werewolf of
few words.
     But it came to me in a flash:  I'm popular, I'm a big favorite, and my teammates
have handed me... some kind of authority.  So I'm having a party.  You're all
invited.  The moon is fading down to new (Thursday, that'll be), so inadvertent
lycanthropy will not be a problem.  Advertent shape changes are another matter, and I
ask you guys to keep it in check, okay?
     There'll be food, lots of meat, some of it cooked rare, a few miscellaneous
veggies for the fully human among you.  Drinks--not alcohol, a werewolf should avoid
alcohol even at the new moon and there's no point in tempting people.  Music and
singing and dancing.  No parlor games, I hate those things, but maybe some games in
dark corners.
     All this stuff, and very likely more.
     If you mention in the newsletter that you'd like to come, you can.  I'll cover
the dirty details, well, not the dirtiest ones, but some of 'em, whenever next I'm
forced by circumstances to write something here--spotlight, duelmaster's column,
maybe even a series of long, juicy personals.

     R.S.V.P.
                                       Kolter Neethe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 664): PURPLE PIG of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 663): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 648): JULES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 651): PLATE SHIFT of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 647): THE LEAD PIPE of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 647): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 645): JACK DANIELS of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 609): RHOMBA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 606): THE WAIT of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 597): FRAN BRAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 492): LADY SLIPPER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 232): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 549): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 664): CANNIBALZ (Hannibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 663): F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 648): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 651): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 647): THE MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 647): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 645): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 609): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 606): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 597): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 279): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 492): TOO OLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 232): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 549): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 662): FRISKY of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
                          FABLE of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 651): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 609): HEART of CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 606): BALIN CHANE of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 278): TWO of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LYRATILAN will ever be the same.  The GOTTA GET A CLUE guild has had a 3-1-0 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, MRS. PEACOCK fought ISEK KROL and gained 28 points 
and contributed to GOTTA GET A CLUE's 3-1-0.  KOLTER NEETHE has lost to KHALHUMS 
DWARF, falling 11 points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 4 a 1-4-0 turn.  
Defending its title for another turn, THE LEAD PIPE kept THE MIDDLE WAY 4's warrior, 
URBIN YATES, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Piper's Rest uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, LYRATILAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in 
LYRATILAN again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LEAD PIPE 5495           15  12  2   149       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUE CHURZ 5484                9   8  0   128       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 URBIN YATES 5471             24  22  0    94       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TOL VORAM 5489               22   9  0    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLTER NEETHE 5486           23  12  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MRS. PEACOCK 5494            12  15  2    86       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-KRAKEN 4928                  13  17  0    83       DARK FORCES (179)
 ISEK KROL 5485               21  15  1    79       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APOLLYON 5492                 9   2  0    61       DARK FORCES (179)
-WAIT 5378                     4   2  0    58       ERRATA (323)
-BLUDDY HACKIT 5513            4   1  2    57       THE BLUE HOTEL (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HALLWAY 5496             10  17  0    50       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-SAM SUNG 5504                 3   1  0    47       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 PAM PERZ 5520                 4   1  1    40       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 GILGAMESH IDON 5518           6   6  0    38       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-DR. WILLIAMS 5351             5   3  1    34       THE BLUE HOTEL (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAGDOLL 5402                  4   1  0    34       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COOK 5514                 9   6  0    33       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-COWBOY 5508                   3   1  2    33       THE BLUE HOTEL (494)
 ROBIN STORZ 5521              2   0  0    26       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-BABYLON 5533                  2   0  0    25       DARK FORCES (179)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STALIN 5493                   4   7  1    22       DARK FORCES (179)
 WILCE 5530                    1   0  0    21       ERRATA (323)
-GOG OF MAGOG 5531             2   1  2    19       DARK FORCES (179)
 ADVENTURE 5517                1   0  0    16       ERRATA (323)
 COGSWORTH 5527                1   0  0    13       ERRATA (323)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE STUDY 5512          6  9 0 GOTTA GET A CLUE 498 BLUDDY HACKIT 5513    647   
INDIGO 5500            11  4 0 SERPENTS HOLD 504    THE LEAD PIPE 5495    647   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Study -- I guess that makes me your personal Alpha and Omega.  Apologies.  I was
aiming for ye olde arm. -- Bluddy Hackit

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Koraddur the Black, Khalhums Dwarf -- Good fight, dammit.  I figure it's YOUR fault
that I'm Popularity Leader and This Week's Favorite, so you'd better show up at the
party, bub.  You can preside over the keg of root beer. -- Kolter Neethe

Kraken -- It's been a while since we've seen you here, glad to have you back.  But
you need more practice.  Been sitting around waving the tentacles?  Some days, that'd
spook me, but not today.  I'm too excited about Kolter's party. -- Urbin Yates
P.S.  And glad to have something to be excited about.  It's been quiet around here
for too long.

Mrs. Peacock -- Dear lady, you are not made for fighting but for the other thing.
Come to the party and I'll show you. -- Isek Krol

Jeb Lewes, Veteran Mercenary -- Y'know, I'm surprised you lasted long enough to be a
veteran.  Armor is your friend, dude! -- Tol Voram

Stalin -- And there it is, we seem to have a 5-0 turn.  No wonder we made top team
today.  I blame you. -- Gilgamesh Idon
P.S.  Damned good thing we could shove the spotlight off on Kolter.

Wow, the Study and Indigo both DEAD?  Things are getting dangerous around here. --
Kolter, default spokeswolf

We salute the tourney participants, with a special congratulations for Robin Storz,
Tourney Victor. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE LEAD PIPE devastated URBIN YATES in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KOLTER NEETHE was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's battle.
TOL VORAM vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ISEK KROL was overpowered by MRS. PEACOCK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE COOK slimly lost to PAM PERZ in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
GILGAMESH IDON was defeated by THE HALLWAY in a 1 minute struggle.
ROBIN STORZ beat FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute brawl.
ADVENTURE overcame TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.
COGSWORTH vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WILCE overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  18 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  21 -  0      34  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 648 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THE LEAD PIPE 5495         15  12  2  149 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
AIMED BLOW       URBIN YATES 5471           24  22  0   94 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOL VORAM 5489             22   9  0   92 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     ISEK KROL 5485             21  15  1   79 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOLTER NEETHE 5486.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KOLTER NEETHE 5486.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAM PERZ 5520, 
WILCE 5530, TOL VORAM 5489, MRS. PEACOCK 5494, THE COOK 5514, ADVENTURE 5517, THE 
LEAD PIPE 5495, ROBIN STORZ 5521, COGSWORTH 5527, and GILGAMESH IDON 5518.

The least popular fighter this week was ISEK KROL 5485.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were URBIN YATES 5471, THE HALLWAY 5496, GILGAMESH IDON 5518, COGSWORTH 
5527, ROBIN STORZ 5521, THE LEAD PIPE 5495, ADVENTURE 5517, THE COOK 5514, MRS. 
PEACOCK 5494, and TOL VORAM 5489.