DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/31/2009    Duedate: 04/27/2009

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-210

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEATH SUCKS
BLACKMAIL (651)
(73-5719) [12-6-0,73]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEATH SUCKS                    CHANDLER
BLACKMAIL (651)                ROUTE 73 (418)
(73-5719) [12-6-0,73]          (73-3688) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROS QUIN                       ROS QUIN
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)            MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-5748) [12-15-0,58]         (73-5748) [12-15-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROUTE 73 (418)              23
2. BLACKMAIL (651)             19      MONGOL HORDE (658)
3. MONGOL HORDE (658)          11      Unchartered Team
4. BAD APPLES (662)           -14
5. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)        -17      ROUTE 73 (418)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MONGOL HORDE (658)        27   7  1 79.4   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       7  8 0
 2/ 2 BLACKMAIL (651)           34  14  2 70.8   2/ 1 MONGOL HORDE (658)        6  3 0
 3/ 3*ROUTE 73 (418)             6   3  0 66.7   3/ 5 BLACKMAIL (651)           5  3 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       63  68  3 48.1   4/ 3 BAD APPLES (662)          4  4 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (662)         563 723 19 43.8   5/ 4*ROUTE 73 (418)            3  3 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 611): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Finally, we're rid of that doddering idiot, Gaffer Smith!  You get ME, a truly
worthy Duelmaster, even if only for this one turn, the recruiters for the Isle having
noticed my stunning qualities.  Life is good, and it will go on forever!

                                   Malus S'Prout

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ERINIKA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
MONGOL HORDE is pushed out of top team by MIDDLE WAY 18, who came from 2nd with a 
1-4-0 this turn.  And let's see, CHANDLER fought ULTOR TAK and gained 16 points and 
contributed to ROUTE 73's 2-1-0.  PANAMA OATS has lost to BRANDYWINE, falling 9 
points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 18 a 1-4-0 turn.  Our last turn's Duelmaster 
has lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, and MALUS S'PROUT has made the way for a new 
Duelmaster!  With MALUS S'PROUT clearing the throne, BLACKMAIL of DEATH SUCKS takes a 
proud seat as ERINIKA's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  BLACKMAIL has cause to stand tall, as they 
were ERINIKA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding BLACKMAIL more than any other team we find MONGOL HORDE.  ERINIKA, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was BAD APPLES' warrior LIMBDROPPER.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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 ERINIKA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH SUCKS 5719             12   6  0    73       BLACKMAIL (651)

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                  
 CHAKA KHAN 5760               6   2  0    62       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 ROS QUIN 5748                12  15  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 BEER KHAN 5755                8   2  0    58       MONGOL HORDE (658)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMBDROPPER 5790             10  17  0    49       BAD APPLES (662)
 EXTORTION 5787                5   2  1    48       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  11  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 LILAS KEELER 5840             3   0  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 CHANDLER 3688                 2   1  0    28       ROUTE 73 (418)
-SQUEEZE 5788                  4   2  0    27       BLACKMAIL (651)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRANDYWINE 3687               2   1  0    17       ROUTE 73 (418)
 ULTOR TAK 5783                3   7  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 PINEHURST 3690                2   1  0    16       ROUTE 73 (418)
 PANAMA OATS 5839              1   3  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

'-' 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  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Death Sucks -- This is true, though I prefer not to achieve first-hand comprehension
of that. -- Limbdropper

Beer Khan -- Littering, and nothing less! -- Salinda Renn

Kind of the Khalhums Dwarf to see me off, I suppose. -- Gaffer Smith

Extortion -- All in the name of good, clean fun, no doubt?  If you had something I
wanted, besides this win, I'd try it on you. -- Ros Quin

A Convicted Thief.  Hardly worth waking up for. -- Ultor Tak

The Mordant Deserter wasn't much fun, either. -- Lilas Keeler

And the Embezzling Scribe is a limp-wristed white-collar criminal. -- Panama Oats

Beer Khan -- Root beer? -- Salinda Renn

Pop Khan -- (smug look)  I'm better in all ways than the Gaffer. -- Malus S'Prout

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATH SUCKS devastated ROS QUIN in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BEER KHAN subdued LIMBDROPPER in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
PINEHURST was narrowly defeated by LILAS KEELER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MALUS S'PROUT was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute contest.
CHAKA KHAN was subdued by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute competition.
EXTORTION devastated SALINDA RENN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ULTOR TAK was devastated by CHANDLER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BRANDYWINE overcame PANAMA OATS in a 1 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                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  14 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  17 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 210 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 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719           12   6  0   73 BLACKMAIL (651)
AIMED BLOW       CHAKA KHAN 5760             6   2  0   62 MONGOL HORDE (658)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEER KHAN 5755              8   2  0   58 MONGOL HORDE (658)
STRIKING ATTACK  EXTORTION 5787              5   2  1   48 BLACKMAIL (651)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROS QUIN 5748.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROS QUIN 5748.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEER KHAN 5755, 
LIMBDROPPER 5790, DEATH SUCKS 5719, LILAS KEELER 5840, EXTORTION 5787, CHANDLER 3688, 
BRANDYWINE 3687, PINEHURST 3690, ULTOR TAK 5783, and CHAKA KHAN 5760.

The least popular fighter this week was PANAMA OATS 5839.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SALINDA RENN 5743, CHAKA KHAN 5760, ULTOR TAK 5783, PINEHURST 
3690, BRANDYWINE 3687, CHANDLER 3688, EXTORTION 5787, LILAS KEELER 5840, DEATH SUCKS 
5719, and LIMBDROPPER 5790.

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

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