DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2009    Duedate: 09/14/2009

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-215

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEATH SUCKS
BLACKMAIL (651)
(73-5719) [17-6-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEATH SUCKS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACKMAIL (651)                
(73-5719) [17-6-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROS QUIN                       ROS QUIN
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)            MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-5748) [15-17-0,96]         (73-5748) [15-17-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACKMAIL (651)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKMAIL (651)             27
2. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)          9      BLACKMAIL (651)
3. SUE'S BOYS (632)             0      Unchartered Team
4. SUPER STARS (629)            0
5. GASHOUSE GANG (622)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FIRST DATE (637)           6   0  0  100   1- 1 SUPER STARS (629)         7  2 0
 2- 2 AIR CANADA (635)          15   2  0 88.2   2- 3*GASHOUSE GANG (622)       6  2 2
 3- 3*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       10   2  1 83.3   3- 2 SUE'S BOYS (632)          6  3 1
 4- 4*GASHOUSE GANG (622)       14   3  3 82.4   4/ 4 BLACKMAIL (651)           6  3 0
 5- 5 SUPER STARS (629)         23   7  3 76.7   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       6  9 0
 6- 6 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      13   4  1 76.5   6- 7*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       3  0 0
 7- 7*THREE BLIND VICES (660)    3   1  0 75.0   7- 6 AIR CANADA (635)          2  0 0
 8- 8 MONGOL HORDE (658)        31  12  1 72.1   8- 8 MONGOL HORDE (658)        2  0 0
 9/ 9 BLACKMAIL (651)           45  18  2 71.4   9-12 PLAY BALL (623)           1  0 0
10-10 SUE'S BOYS (632)          32  14  4 69.6  10- 9*FIRST DATE (637)          1  0 0
11-12 THE BULLS (43)           180  95 10 65.5  11-13 THE BULLS (43)            1  1 0
12-13 PLAY BALL (623)           23  13  4 63.9  12-11 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      1  1 0
13/14 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       74  82  3 47.4  13-15 BAD APPLES (662)          0  2 0
14-15 BAD APPLES (662)         565 725 19 43.8  14-14*THREE BLIND VICES (660)   0  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): SUPERSTARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 607): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 473): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ERINIKA.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  BLACKMAIL now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a solid 0-0-0 outing, 
PLAY BALL has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
EXTORTION, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing SALINDA RENN like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
SALINDA RENN, who dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with EXTORTION.  Unlike most arenas, DEATH SUCKS managed to get his challenge off 
against the 15-16-0 ROS QUIN.  Our battling duelmaster DEATH SUCKS has managed to 
hold the title, fending off ROS QUIN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, MIDDLE WAY 18.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that SUE'S BOYS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of SUE'S BOYS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  SUE'S BOYS + Weapons That go Boom = BLACKMAIL + Avoid City. 
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  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                  
 DEATH SUCKS 5719             17   6  0   115       BLACKMAIL (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-HINES WARD 5505              11   2  0   100       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 ROS QUIN 5748                15  17  0    96       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
-HERCULES 5525                 8   1  0    91       AIR CANADA (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POP KHAN 5757                 7   2  0    88       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504        8   3  0    84       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517            7   3  0    84       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-CARPENTER 5553                7   0  1    79       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUB BULL 5485                5  11  0    71       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED WING 5484                 4   0  0    66       PLAY BALL (623)
-SUN STROKE 5486               5   2  1    65       SUPER STARS (629)
-SUN LIGHT 5489                7   2  1    64       SUPER STARS (629)
-STINGER 5428                  6   3  1    63       PLAY BALL (623)
-BRAD PAISLEY 5520             6   1  1    63       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 SQUEEZE 5788                  8   3  0    61       BLACKMAIL (651)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760               7   3  0    61       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-SUN RAY 5490                  6   0  0    61       SUPER STARS (629)
-GRIFFON 5523                  5   1  0    59       AIR CANADA (635)
-BEER KHAN 5755                9   4  0    58       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-BUTTERFLIES 5535              6   0  0    57       FIRST DATE (637)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTORTION 5787                7   5  1    50       BLACKMAIL (651)
-ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502       6   3  2    50       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-SUN TZU 5488                  5   1  1    46       SUPER STARS (629)
 SALINDA RENN 5743            10  13  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-MARLIN 5426                   7   3  1    43       PLAY BALL (623)
-DUM BULL 5669                 6   2  0    41       THE BULLS (43)
-JEROME BETTIS 5501            5   4  1    38       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-DEATHFROMABOVE 5766           3   1  0    36       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-KHAN D. DATE 5756             5   3  0    35       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROLEN 5422                    3   0  0    33       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-SEA KING 5524                 2   0  0    33       AIR CANADA (635)
-KITTY 5765                    4   0  0    32       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-EDMONDS 5420                  2   2  0    31       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 ULTOR TAK 5783                5  10  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-MAX STARKS 5850               2   0  1    29       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 PANAMA OATS 5839              3   6  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-SAM THE SHAFT 5762            3   1  1    26       WAY BACK WHEN (659)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILAS KEELER 5840             4   4  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-DRUGS 5767                    3   1  0    18       THREE BLIND VICES (660)
-RANGER 5659                   2   2  1     9       PLAY BALL (623)
-PUJOLS 5424                   1   0  1     9       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LIMBDROPPER 5790       12 19 0 BAD APPLES 662       CARPENTER 5553        214   
WILLIE PARKER 5660      0  1 0 SUE'S BOYS 632       PINEHURST 3690        212   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

Carpenter -- Kidneys, abdomen, chest, upper body, stomach, jaw.  I'm not surprised I
died, just that it took so long. -- Ghost of Limbdropper

Rolen -- About what I'd expect from a damned bloody Rirorni. -- Panama Oats

Max Starks -- You know, I think we might have made a mistake with this armor.  Sure,
it was a good price, but I'm wondering about the black and white concentric circles
painted on it. -- Ultor Tak

Sun Stroke -- Basically, you're just a bully, aren't you? -- Salinda Renn

Jerome Bettis -- Bah. -- Lilas Keeler

We salute the tourney participants and urge them to go back into hiding until the
next tourney! -- the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATH SUCKS bested ROS QUIN in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SQUEEZE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
SALINDA RENN was subdued by EXTORTION in a 2 minute fight.
PANAMA OATS vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 4 minute mismatched brawl.
ULTOR TAK overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LILAS KEELER devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  18 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 215 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719           17   6  0  115 BLACKMAIL (651)
LUNGING ATTACK   SQUEEZE 5788                8   3  0   61 BLACKMAIL (651)
STRIKING ATTACK  EXTORTION 5787              7   5  1   50 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 EXTORTION 5787, DEATH 
SUCKS 5719, SQUEEZE 5788, ULTOR TAK 5783, SALINDA RENN 5743, LILAS KEELER 5840, 
PANAMA OATS 5839,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PANAMA OATS 5839.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LILAS KEELER 5840, SALINDA RENN 5743, ULTOR TAK 5783, SQUEEZE 
5788, DEATH SUCKS 5719, EXTORTION 5787, ROS QUIN 5748,  0,  0, and  0.