DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2014    Duedate: 09/06/2014

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-741

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAPE APE
PRIMATES-R-US (389)
(25-4949) [14-10-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAPE APE                      RACHEL
PRIMATES-R-US (389)            FRIENDS (533)
(25-4949) [14-10-0,124]        (25-5815) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NELLIE QUARRELS                RUMPLE
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         SAY MY NAME (510)
(25-5751) [6-16-0,34]          (25-5755) [12-6-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAY MY NAME (510)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAY MY NAME (510)           42
2. FRIENDS (533)               13      SAY MY NAME (510)
3. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         13      Unchartered Team
4. BEYOND THE WALL (534)        0
5. GAME OF THRONES (530)        0      FRIENDS (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FRIENDS (533)              3   0  1  100   1/ 1 SAY MY NAME (510)        13  2 0
 2/ 2 SAY MY NAME (510)        169 114  9 59.7   2- 2 WHEEL OF TIME (236)       4  1 1
 3/ 3 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      142 100  7 58.7   3/ 3 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       4  2 0
 4- 4 WHEEL OF TIME (236)      114  91 18 55.6   4- 0 BEYOND THE WALL (534)     4  6 1
 5- 5*HELL TO PAY (529)          2   2  0 50.0   5/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    4 11 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   704 740 20 48.8   6/ 6*FRIENDS (533)             3  0 1
 7/ 0 BEYOND THE WALL (534)     19  31  1 38.0   7- 5*GAME OF THRONES (530)     3  6 0
 8- 8*GAME OF THRONES (530)      3   6  0 33.3   8- 8*HELL TO PAY (529)         1  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 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): LAMB CHOP STOP of EASTER FEASTER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 756): MANSION of LIVING LARGE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 741): IYAN KENNIS of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 740): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 737): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 738): SGT. SPENCER of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): YELLOW BRICK TOAD of HELPLESS ANIMALS (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 584): PFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): FLAGRANT FOWL (Scrooge McDuck, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 756): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 741): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 744): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 740): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 737): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 738): NATURE MADE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 583): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 755): MAN MOUNTAIN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 740): FOXY LADY of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 736): APPELONIA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 698): DOUBLE TRUE of LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LYRATILAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BLOODY MARY win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, RACHEL beat 
ROBERT PAULSON and ROBERT PAULSON lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  GRAPE 
APE challenged KEOKUK MOON for LYRATILAN's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  
And if variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as GRAPE APE 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, LYRATILAN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  HAREM, 
I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to 
know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like PRIMATES-R-US avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, KEOKUK MOON was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  MONKEY SUIT challenged down 23 
against THE MIDDLE WAY 4's ARIZONA BATES.  What a weasel!  Question now is, will 
LYRATILAN accept this sort of tacky behavior?  MONKEY SUIT beating ARIZONA BATES.  
The insult, the....yech!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LYRATILAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the LYRATILAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE APE 4949               14  10  0   124       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMPLE 5755                  12   6  0   104       SAY MY NAME (510)
 KEOKUK MOON 5745             16  12  0    91       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMON 5748                   19   8  0    87       SAY MY NAME (510)
 JUNGLE JIM 4713              19   7  0    85       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 BLOODY MARY 5754             11   5  0    83       SAY MY NAME (510)
 MONKEY SUIT 4992              9   5  0    70       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIZONA BATES 5744            8  20  0    44       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ARAM 5803                     6   2  0    42       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
-LIAH 5811                     5   1  0    38       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 HANAKO-SAN 5800               3   0  0    35       SAY MY NAME (510)
 NELLIE QUARRELS 5751          6  16  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RACHEL 5815                   2   0  0    33       FRIENDS (533)
-AAN'ALLEIN 5776               6   6  2    31       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
-DOUBLOON 5785                 1   1  0    31       HELL TO PAY (529)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRIX 5828                     4   6  0    22       BEYOND THE WALL (534)
-KING KONG 5154                3   2  1    22       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 ROBERT PAULSON 5788           3   3  0    22       SAY MY NAME (510)
-GORGORE 5826                  4   4  0    21       BEYOND THE WALL (534)
-JON SNOW 5790                 1   1  0    21       GAME OF THRONES (530)
 INDIANA JAMES 5789            3   9  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-KNEEDLINYA 5827               4   6  0    18       BEYOND THE WALL (534)
-TOYTLES 5824                  4   6  0    18       BEYOND THE WALL (534)
-MONKEY AROUND 5576            4   0  0    16       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-CALLAMYTIE 5825               2   0  1    14       BEYOND THE WALL (534)
 INCREASE TEXAS 5832           1   0  0    13       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-PHOEBE 5813                   1   0  1    10       FRIENDS (533)
-TYRION LANNISTER 5791         1   0  0     9       GAME OF THRONES (530)
-THE SOVEREIGN 5784            1   1  0     8       HELL TO PAY (529)
-NALESEAN 5820                 1   2  0     7       WHEEL OF TIME (236)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MERTON ORTON 5804       0  7 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 AAN'ALLEIN 5776       739   
NELSON PENN 5822        0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 PHOEBE 5813           740   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And again, one-four and a death.  But at least this time I defeated a managed
gladiator, unless it's a piece of playground equipment.  Not a single standby for us,
I note. -- Keokuk Moon

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAPE APE devastated KEOKUK MOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MONKEY SUIT vanquished ARIZONA BATES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
RACHEL subdued ROBERT PAULSON in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
SIMON slimly won victory over VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 3 minute veteran's contest.
JUNGLE JIM was savagely defeated by RUMPLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
BLOODY MARY won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
NELLIE QUARRELS was bested by HANAKO-SAN in a 3 minute competition.
INDIANA JAMES defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute melee.
INCREASE TEXAS vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  25 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 741 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949             14  10  0  124 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
SLASHING ATTACK  RUMPLE 5755                12   6  0  104 SAY MY NAME (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  KEOKUK MOON 5745           16  12  0   91 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMON 5748                 19   8  0   87 SAY MY NAME (510)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713            19   7  0   85 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-STRIKE     BLOODY MARY 5754           11   5  0   83 SAY MY NAME (510)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NELLIE QUARRELS 5751.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RUMPLE 5755.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOODY MARY 5754, 
SIMON 5748, HANAKO-SAN 5800, GRAPE APE 4949, RACHEL 5815, NELLIE QUARRELS 5751, 
MONKEY SUIT 4992, INCREASE TEXAS 5832, ROBERT PAULSON 5788, and JUNGLE JIM 4713.

The least popular fighter this week was ARIZONA BATES 5744.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KEOKUK MOON 5745, INDIANA JAMES 5789, JUNGLE JIM 4713, ROBERT 
PAULSON 5788, INCREASE TEXAS 5832, MONKEY SUIT 4992, NELLIE QUARRELS 5751, RACHEL 
5815, GRAPE APE 4949, and HANAKO-SAN 5800.