DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/02/2013    Duedate: 12/14/2013

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-722

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAURON
SAY MY NAME (510)
(25-5581) [17-3-2,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAURON                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SAY MY NAME (510)              
(25-5581) [17-3-2,156]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GASPAR HUELCO                  KEOKUK MOON
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5610) [21-23-0,87]         (25-5745) [5-4-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAY MY NAME (510)           32
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      31      SAY MY NAME (510)
3. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)      0      Unchartered Team
4. UNDEAD FROGS (522)           0
5. HAREM (418)                -33      SILVER BLADES (169)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)   33  14  0 70.2   1/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 2/ 2 SAY MY NAME (510)        126  90  8 58.3   2- 1 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)   7  3 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   677 673 18 50.1   3/ 2 SAY MY NAME (510)         4  2 0
 4- 4*UNDEAD FROGS (522)         2   2  2 50.0   4- 5*UNDEAD FROGS (522)        1  1 1
 5/ 5 HAREM (418)               53  61  3 46.5   5/ 4 HAREM (418)               1  3 1

    '*'   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 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 738): FRIDMYNDR of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 737): BARIUM ENEMY of PERIODIC STATEMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 722): MAULT LIQUOR of MAULS LOCAL 457 (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 725): CHILI CON CARNAGE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Arned Bandit)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 721): STACI of HAREM (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 683): MORK CALLING ORSON of CSU COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 680): SERGEANT 6 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 671): SNUFFY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 565): JANICE DERBY of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 623): MICHAEL COOPER of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 738): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 737): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 722): MEDAL OF HONOR 104 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 725): TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 721): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 683): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 680): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 671): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 269): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 623): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
               (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnesson, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 738): FRIDMYNDR of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 736): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 721): KINKY MCKINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 718): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 719): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 670): LEROY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am probably more surprised than anyone that I am here.  I want to thank the
Middle Way warriors for all the skills they taught me while they were kicking my butt
on the way here.  That is likely the only reason I won.  I will defend, of course.

                       Staci
                       Duelmaster

                                      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 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the THE MIDDLE WAY 4 stable.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for NELLIE QUARRELS, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing 
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ZOEE was overcame by KEOKUK MOON and drops 6 
points.  It's a proud day for the SAY MY NAME stable, as their warrior, SAURON, 
ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get 
a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LYRATILAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAURON 5581                  17   3  2   156       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUN GUS 5722                  9   1  0   103       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
 HUBERT KOMBUN 5587           19  34  2    97       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 STACI 4712                    7   6  1    94       HAREM (418)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GASPAR HUELCO 5610           21  23  0    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEBBIE 4498                   9   4  0    53       HAREM (418)
-BILL BOARD 5719               6   3  0    45       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
 SIMON 5748                    6   2  0    38       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANS OFF 5718                 6   2  0    32       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
-LORI 5677                     2   6  1    29       HAREM (418)
 KEOKUK MOON 5745              5   4  0    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIZONA BATES 5744            4   5  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-FROG GHASTLY 5705             1   0  1    21       UNDEAD FROGS (522)
 NELLIE QUARRELS 5751          2   1  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ZOEE 5750                     3   3  0    13       HAREM (418)
-COUNT FROGULA 5707            1   1  1     9       UNDEAD FROGS (522)
-BENT BRENT 5743               1   5  0     8       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
-CAREN 5749                    0   2  0     2       HAREM (418)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COLIN 911 5721         11  2 0 GARBAGE PAIL KID 524 STACI 4712            721   
DA1 5752                0  1 0 SAY MY NAME 510      HALF-ORC GUARDSM      722  NONE
DA2 5753                0  1 0 SAY MY NAME 510      F'LYARR               722  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kharadmon -- I apologize for the death of Colon 911.  I assure you it was not
intentional.  I was aiming right arm.  I never aim at the vitals unless someone has
killed one of mine and I am bloodfueding.  I hope you get a godling replacement. --
Padre, mgr Harem

Well now THAT was unexpected. Colin: 7-12-7-21-12-4-21, +3 attack, +1 def.  And to
think I avoided the past two tourneys with him in an attempt to keep him alive.  Ah,
well. Looks like this team gets placed in the dead binder till he makes it out.
Later, all. -- Kharadmon

Colin -- I would say "you're welcome to those skills," but the issue is moot now.  We
deeply regret your death. -- Gaspar Huelco and all the Middle Way

Fun Gus -- I don't know how it happened that we matched AGAIN, but I did NOT like it.
-- Hubert Kombun

Bill Board -- No, I'm good at the killing of houseplants.  I just glance into the
room, and they wither and die.  Maybe it's my mouthwash? -- Keokuk Moon

Zoee -- Here in Lyratilan, the city of werewolves, being likened to a pit-bull is
surely not so bad? -- Arizona Bates

And generally, we went three-two, defeating standbys and losing to managed
gladiators.  What a surprise. -- Gaspar Huelco

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was dealt death by F'LYARR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
STACI was demolished by SAURON in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
HUBERT KOMBUN overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GASPAR HUELCO bested NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SIMON bested ARIZONA BATES in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
ZOEE was narrowly defeated by KEOKUK MOON in a exciting 4 minute bloody struggle.
NELLIE QUARRELS overcame TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 722 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAURON 5581                17   3  2  156 SAY MY NAME (510)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SIMON 5748                  6   2  0   38 SAY MY NAME (510)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GASPAR HUELCO 5610.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KEOKUK MOON 5745.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOEE 5750, 
NELLIE QUARRELS 5751, GASPAR HUELCO 5610, SIMON 5748, SAURON 5581, HUBERT KOMBUN 
5587, DA2 5753, STACI 4712, DA1 5752, and ARIZONA BATES 5744.

The least popular fighter this week was ARIZONA BATES 5744.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DA1 5752, STACI 4712, DA2 5753, HUBERT KOMBUN 5587, SAURON 
5581, SIMON 5748, GASPAR HUELCO 5610, NELLIE QUARRELS 5751, ZOEE 5750, and KEOKUK 
MOON 5745.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SAURON (25-5581) SAY MY NAME (510)
HUBERT KOMBUN (25-5587) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOYCE 4387 (30-18-0)                   2  3  0         HAREM                
FELAWESHIPE 4968 (55-78-0)             1  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUYER 4871 (43-106-0)                 0  2  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RATANTOUILLE 5659 (3-0-0)              9  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
CREPE SUZETTE 5660 (1-0-0)             1  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
LORI 5677 (2-6-1)                      0  2  0         HAREM                

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORC CHOP 5690 (1-0-0)                  3  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL 5735 (0-0-0)        5  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
PRIVATE 2 5714 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR IR    
BLACK ADDER 5730 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         SAND SERPENTS        
PRIVATE 3 5713 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0         MEDAL OF HONOR IR    

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORILLA WARFARE 4289 (11-9-2)          5  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHIVAN 3326 (9-5-0)                    4  3  0  DEAD   ERRATA               
MISSION 3538 (3-7-1)                   2  3  0         ERRATA               
ORC TENDERLOIN 5617 (4-1-0)            1  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
HALLOWEEN 3962 (12-6-0)                0  2  0         ERRATA               
S. GENTRY 3553 (1-4-0)                 0  2  0         ERRATA               

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK PROFIT 4349 (4-1-0)               3  3  0         LESIONS OF STEELE    
CHRISTI 4495 (2-1-0)                   0  2  0         HAREM                
SACHE 3571 (1-4-1)                     0  2  0         ERRATA               

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONIQUE 4561 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         HAREM                
STILTZ 5673 (1-1-1)                    0  2  0         SAY MY NAME          

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI