DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2009    Duedate: 03/30/2009

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-209

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MALUS S'PROUT
BAD APPLES (662)
(73-5793) [18-29-1,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MALUS S'PROUT                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD APPLES (662)               
(73-5793) [18-29-1,92]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MALUS S'PROUT                  SQUEEZE
BAD APPLES (662)               BLACKMAIL (651)
(73-5793) [18-29-1,92]         (73-5788) [4-2-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONGOL HORDE (658)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)         40
2. BAD APPLES (662)            13      MONGOL HORDE (658)
3. MONGOL HORDE (658)           9      Unchartered Team
4. ROUTE 73 (418)               0
5. BLACKMAIL (651)             -7      VIC'S DUNGEON (77)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MONGOL HORDE (658)        26   6  1 81.3   1/ 1 MONGOL HORDE (658)        8  3 0
 2/ 2 BLACKMAIL (651)           32  14  2 69.6   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       8  7 0
 3- 3*ROUTE 73 (418)             4   2  0 66.7   3/ 5 BAD APPLES (662)          5  4 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       62  64  3 49.2   4- 4*ROUTE 73 (418)            4  2 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (662)         563 721 19 43.8   5/ 2 BLACKMAIL (651)           4  5 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Veteran Mercenary came through for me.  I like that in a man.

                                    Gaffer Smith

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ERINIKA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  The MIDDLE WAY 18 guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ROS 
QUIN fought EXTORTION and gained 17 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 18's 4-1-0.  
EXTORTION has lost to ROS QUIN, falling 14 points, while helping make BLACKMAIL a 
1-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and GAFFER SMITH 
remains ERINIKA's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  
I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark 
until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the ROUTE 73 stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on ERINIKA, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding ROUTE 73 more 
than any other team we find MONGOL HORDE.  ERINIKA, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that SALINDA RENN from 
MIDDLE WAY 18 was ERINIKA's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The Swinging Aardvark declares a free round for ROS QUIN and all of 
MIDDLE WAY 18, for having revenged BLACKMAIL's EXTORTION for killing one of their 
comrades.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ERINIKA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ERINIKA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALUS S'PROUT 5793           18  29  1    92       BAD APPLES (662)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POP KHAN 5757                 7   1  0    94       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROS QUIN 5748                12  14  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 DEATH SUCKS 5719             11   6  0    62       BLACKMAIL (651)
 CHAKA KHAN 5760               6   1  0    62       MONGOL HORDE (658)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMBDROPPER 5790             10  16  0    56       BAD APPLES (662)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEER KHAN 5755                7   2  0    47       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 EXTORTION 5787                4   2  1    40       BLACKMAIL (651)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756             3   2  0    36       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINDA RENN 5743             7  10  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 SQUEEZE 5788                  4   2  0    27       BLACKMAIL (651)
 LILAS KEELER 5840             2   0  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTOR TAK 5783                3   6  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-PINEHURST 3690                2   0  0    18       ROUTE 73 (418)
 PANAMA OATS 5839              1   2  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-CHANDLER 3688                 1   1  0    12       ROUTE 73 (418)
-BRANDYWINE 3687               1   1  0     8       ROUTE 73 (418)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MERDOM LLEWES 5775      4  5 1 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    EXTORTION 5787        207  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Salinda Renn -- What kind, well, the kind that comes in an thin-shelled aluminum
alloy cannister.  You pick! -- Beer Khan

Malus S'Prout -- You are a much kinder soul that that Gaffer chap.  Good riddance to
him -- Pop Khan

Extortion -- Given the style matchup, given your manager, given my stats, I'm
overwhelmed by that result.  Brings back memories of the 80s.  -- Chaka Khan

Ultor Tak -- Seems you need the services of a personal trainer.  Sorry, I can't make
any personal recommendations -- Khan D. Date

Pop Khan -- I knew a Khan once.  She was a dancer, Can Khan. -- Malus S'Prout
P.S.  And quite something, yes indeed!

Death Sucks -- This is news? -- Ros Quin

Beer Khan -- Don't want to leave you lying around littering, which is why we all try
to bury you in the sand when we get the chance. -- Limbdropper
P.S.  And that would be a lot easier if you'd lose your fights more often.

Khan D. Date -- I never could stand dates. -- Ultor Tak

Chandler -- Been there, and the tee-shirt wasn't worth it. -- Salinda Renn

Pinehurst -- Oh, you... GUY.  It's just annoying. -- Panama Oats

Brandywine -- Why, thank you, don't mind if I do. -- Lilas Keeler

We salute those who participated in the tourney. -- Jorja and the Middle Way
P.S.  I think, it's hard to be sure with the printing so faint, that Hari-Kari merits
extra congratulations for a TV.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHAKA KHAN was devastated by MALUS S'PROUT in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
DEATH SUCKS won victory over LIMBDROPPER in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
BEER KHAN overpowered SALINDA RENN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
KHAN D. DATE unbelievably bested SQUEEZE in a popular 6 minute brutal Challenge fight.
GAFFER SMITH devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
EXTORTION was overpowered by ROS QUIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ULTOR TAK handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LILAS KEELER vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute uneven duel.
PANAMA OATS won victory over EMBEZZLING 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  14 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  18 -  4      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 209 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         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719           11   6  0   62 BLACKMAIL (651)
AIMED BLOW       CHAKA KHAN 5760             6   1  0   62 MONGOL HORDE (658)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEER KHAN 5755              7   2  0   47 MONGOL HORDE (658)
STRIKING ATTACK  EXTORTION 5787              4   2  1   40 BLACKMAIL (651)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MALUS S'PROUT 5793.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SQUEEZE 5788.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIMBDROPPER 5790, 
MALUS S'PROUT 5793, ROS QUIN 5748, LILAS KEELER 5840, DEATH SUCKS 5719, BEER KHAN 
5755, ULTOR TAK 5783, EXTORTION 5787, CHAKA KHAN 5760, and SALINDA RENN 5743.

The least popular fighter this week was KHAN D. DATE 5756.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PANAMA OATS 5839, SALINDA RENN 5743, CHAKA KHAN 5760, EXTORTION 
5787, ULTOR TAK 5783, BEER KHAN 5755, DEATH SUCKS 5719, LILAS KEELER 5840, ROS QUIN 
5748, and MALUS S'PROUT 5793.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MALUS S'PROUT (73-5793) BAD APPLES (662)

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

GAFFER SMITH (73-5791) BAD APPLES (662)