DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2004    Duedate: 12/13/2004

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-153

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANNAZ THORSSON
ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
(73-4269) [16-10-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANNAZ THORSSON                POSITION IS EMPTY
ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)            
(73-4269) [16-10-1,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABASHI                         MANNAZ THORSSON
BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)          ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
(73-4151) [15-17-0,95]         (73-4269) [16-10-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUDS (602)                  25
2. THE BULLS (43)              22      THE BULLS (43)
3. ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)         11      Unchartered Team
4. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         10
5. KIWI CONNECTION (406)        0      DUDS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE BULLS (43)           150  73  8 67.3   1/ 1 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       6  1 0
 2- 3 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     16  12  1 57.1   2/ 3 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       5  2 0
 3/ 5 BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)     87  72  6 54.7   3/ 2 THE BULLS (43)            4  1 0
 4/ 6 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      388 324 32 54.5   4/ 5*DUDS (602)                4  4 0
 5/ 8 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       58  51  3 53.2   5- 6 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     2  2 1
 6- 7 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     39  35  4 52.7   6- 7 BLACK & BLUE (412)        2  2 0
 7- 9 K.B.W.F II (435)          11  11  2 50.0   7- 8 K.B.W.F II (435)          1  0 0
 8/10*DUDS (602)                 5   6  0 45.5   8/ 9 BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)     1  2 0
 9-11 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       10  14  1 41.7   9- 4 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     1  3 0
10-12 BLACK & BLUE (412)        20  29  1 40.8  10-10 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ERINIKA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  He who laughs last 
didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe REIGN OF TERROR.  Last 
week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 5!  Practice pays for DUNCE, who pummelled EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE, to pocket 21 points.  ABASHI certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, 
after losing to MANNAZ THORSSON and losing 2 points in the process!  Now I can't 
insult MANNAZ THORSSON, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in ERINIKA is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ODIN'S CHOSEN, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, WORLDWIDE GORE scurried away from ODIN'S CHOSEN.  
Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, ABASHI is the most challenged warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ERINIKA is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
ERINIKA, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome 
Wench.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANNAZ THORSSON 4269         16  10  1   104       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL FROG 4547               14   7  0   117       THE BULLS (43)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BLUE BLOOD 3657              10   9  0    99       BLACK & BLUE (412)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           20  19  0    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
 ABASHI 4151                  15  17  0    95       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
-CHINESE SIMIAN 3859          11   7  2    95       K.B.W.F II (435)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMOGORGON 4145              13   8  0    85       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
 BULL MARKET 4124             19   8  1    82       THE BULLS (43)
-GUNGNIR 4267                 10  12  0    82       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-HARI-KARI 3049               10   4  0    79       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-WANSTEAD 3628                 9  10  0    76       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-BLACK EYE 3654                7   9  1    72       BLACK & BLUE (412)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KARATIA 3624                  7   2  1    66       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-LAVILEMAR 4015               10   6  1    61       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
 FORSETI ODINSON 4265         12  11  0    59       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNHILDA 4268               11   6  2    47       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-CARPETMUNCHER 4558            8   6  1    39       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          8   5  0    39       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-MOLOCH 4142                   5   6  0    38       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AERILAYA VHOK 4016            2   1  1    31       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
 APPLE DANISH 5247             3   0  0    25       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDU ENDU 5242                4   0  0    21       DUDS (602)
 DUNCE 5256                    1   0  0    21       DUDS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER BULL ION 5149          1   0  0    19       THE BULLS (43)
-GWYON IRONHOOF 4017           2   1  0    10       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-JUSTIN TIME 4552              1   0  0    10       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-ANDRAMELOCKAMON 4271          1   3  0     6       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
-B 3856                        0   1  0     5       K.B.W.F II (435)
 MONICA L. 5239                0   4  0     4       DUDS (602)
-REVOLTING BLOB 3855           0   1  0     1       K.B.W.F II (435)
 LUG 5316                      0   1  0     1       DUDS (602)
-MAMMON 4521                   0   1  0     1       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
-JUMBO 4551                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUEENIE 4019           9  7 1 REIGN OF TERROR 450   KARATIA 3624          152         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chester -- As usual you let your mouth overload your fat behind!  You'd think as long
as you've been playing this game you would have learned something by now, but
apparently not!  Maybe it's time to re-read your Enchiridion and Mousetrap--either
that or just retire already.  Your "reign of terror" was short lived! -- Heathen the
Hated
P.S.  I see your partner in crime is back as well, ol' AS MO DIUS--at least he knows
how to keep his trap shut.  FYI, I'm only here until Manaz graduates, then I'm only
running in Stormcrowe.

Lavilemar -- My littler brother Gebo may not have had the experience to finish the
job right, but I sure do!  It's a good thing you mentioned the Arenamaster when you
did--we all know what that "deadly bloodlust" leads to!! -- Gungir

Aerilaya -- Two hits???  I never even broke a sweat!  All that tourney experience and
nothing to show for it.  Come see me again when you grow up. -- Forseti

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ABASHI was bested by MANNAZ THORSSON in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
YANKEE DOODLE demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BULL MARKET savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a unpopular 13 minute bloody duel.
FORSETI ODINSON overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ENDU ENDU outwaited OSKSI NOBLE in a dull 7 minute brawl.
APPLE DANISH overpowered MONICA L. in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SILVER BULL ION bested LUG in a popular 1 minute competition.
DUNCE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  11 -  2      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  14 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  26 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  19 -  0      24  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   8 -  0       0  |

Turn 153 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MANNAZ THORSSON 4269       16  10  1  104 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DOODLE 3605         20  19  0   98 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
AIMED BLOW       FORSETI ODINSON 4265       12  11  0   59 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABASHI 4151.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MANNAZ THORSSON 4269.  The ten other most popular fighters were SILVER BULL ION 5149, 
LUG 5316, DUNCE 5256, ABASHI 4151, FORSETI ODINSON 4265, YANKEE DOODLE 3605, APPLE 
DANISH 5247, MONICA L. 5239, ENDU ENDU 5242, and BULL MARKET 4124.

The least popular fighter this week was BULL MARKET 4124.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ENDU ENDU 5242, MONICA L. 5239, APPLE DANISH 5247, YANKEE 
DOODLE 3605, FORSETI ODINSON 4265, ABASHI 4151, DUNCE 5256, LUG 5316, SILVER BULL ION 
5149, and MANNAZ THORSSON 4269.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MANNAZ THORSSON (73-4269) ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DR MAX (73-5311) RACE THE WIND (614)