DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2013    Duedate: 10/07/2013

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENDU ENDU
DUDS (602)
(73-5242) [22-7-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENDU ENDU                      MAJOR BRADBURY
DUDS (602)                     CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
(73-5242) [22-7-0,110]         (73-5879) [8-1-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STUB BULL                      R.S.I.
THE BULLS (43)                 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
(73-5485) [13-23-1,78]         (73-3888) [10-2-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GASHOUSE GANG (622)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)         57
2. CALENDAR GIRLS (453)        31      GASHOUSE GANG (622)
3. DUDS (602)                  26      Unchartered Team
4. CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)      14
5. GASHOUSE GANG (622)          5      RUMS THE WORD (667)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RUMS THE WORD (667)        2   0  1  100   1/ 1 GASHOUSE GANG (622)      10  1 0
 2/ 3*CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      10   1  0 90.9   2/ 4*CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      8  0 0
 3/ 4 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       48  10  3 82.8   3/ 2 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        8  3 1
 4/ 6*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)     8   2  0 80.0   4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       6  8 0
 5/ 5 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   11   3  1 78.6   5/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       5  2 0
 6/ 9 THE BULLS (43)           204 108 11 65.4   6/17 DUDS (602)                4  4 0
 7-10 BASH BROS BROTHER (703)   30  19  1 61.2   7/ 9 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   3  1 0
 8/11 DUDS (602)                66  48  3 57.9   8/10*RYAN'S SHOWS (676)        3  2 1
 9/12 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      439 348 37 55.8   9/14*RUMS THE WORD (667)       2  0 1
10/13*RYAN'S SHOWS (676)        12  10  1 54.5  10/ 7 THE BULLS (43)            2  1 0
11/14 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       144 128 12 52.9  11/15*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    2  2 0
12/16 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      199 217  5 47.8  12- 5 BASH BROS BROTHER (703)   2  3 0
13/15 PALINDROMES (693)        100 110  7 47.6  13- 8 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   1  0 1
14-17 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   76  84  2 47.5  14/19 PALINDROMES (693)         0  3 0
15-19 THE BEGINNING (355)      116 141  6 45.1  15-16 THE BEGINNING (355)       0  2 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): THE STATISTICIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 332): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 313): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 297): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 290): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 267): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 82): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 265): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 332): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 313): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 297): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 290): BEATRICE (Dante, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 267): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 82): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
               (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
                             BROWN EYED SUSAN of NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sorry about no column last turn, the boss got lost in Orlando and had to
scramble just to get strategies in for the turn.  Similar scramble this turn, but at
least a few days earlier this time around.
     The boss had to look closely at what he wanted to do with my future, but
ultimately, he said, it doesn't matter, I'm the duelmaster, I get to try to defend my
throne.  So this turn, I send my challenges to Endu Endu to see if I can repeat as
the turn's most popular warrior.  Long fights are not my forte, but I enjoy giving
everyone fits trying to figure out what is going on.  With a win, I may get an
invite, or I might not, as I now have 14 political points, but am still under 30 FE.
Any bets as to whether I get to stay around long enough for a champions tournament.

R.S.I.
Alphabet Soup
Duelmaster of Erinika

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Perhaps it is DUDS members' intannibility that 
enabled them to move from 17th to 6th last week...  (Less time in the sun...) He who 
laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe BASH BROS 
BROTHER.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 7!  MIDDLE WAY 18 had cause to 
celebrate, after RAEMOND PURR got 24 points by beating PUJOLS.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 18 points to KUNG-FU 
MASTER.  (Discrete enough, STUB BULL?) In ERINIKA, nothing is permanent (except 
Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, ENDU ENDU.  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?  Perhaps the warriors of WORLDWIDE GORE should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of DUDS, so did that sorry team shy from WORLDWIDE 
GORE If challenges were horses, ENDU ENDU could open up a fast food joint!  
Mismatched by 8 points, WILLA VERVET was defeated by STINK.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought STINK showed great skill and promise when it bested WILLA VERVET.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ERINIKA is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  ERINIKA, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to 
foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDU ENDU 5242               22   7  0   110       DUDS (602)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARPENTER 5553               15   2  1   118       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-ADAM 4648                     6   4  0   107       THE BEGINNING (355)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 R.S.I. 3888                  10   2  1   101       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196              14   9  1    97       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 EDMONDS 5420                 11   3  0    97       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH 5857     10   2  1    96       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
 ROLEN 5422                   11   1  0    94       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-DUM BULL 5669                22   3  0    93       THE BULLS (43)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR BRADBURY 5879           8   1  0    84       CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
 STUB BULL 5485               13  23  1    78       THE BULLS (43)
 WONTON NOT NOW 6069          10   6  0    68       PALINDROMES (693)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 P.D.Q. 4628                   6  12  0    64       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-I.R.S. 4629                   8   7  0    61       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-ENGLISH LEATHER 6100          6   1  1    59       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TURKEY VULTURE 6098           7   1  0    56       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAKESMELOOKBAD 6177           8   2  1    52       BASH BROS BROTHER (703)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084             7  10  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 URSULA ZAROFF 6114            7   7  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-DRUG USER 6176                6   4  0    47       BASH BROS BROTHER (703)
 MAE WEST 6062                 3   1  0    46       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 TUESDAY WELD 6047             3   0  0    45       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-WEDNESDAY ADDAMS 6043         4   0  0    43       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 S.U.N.Y. - E.S.F. 6170        3   0  1    43       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-BLACK SHEEP 6175              6   4  0    42       BASH BROS BROTHER (703)
 PUJOLS 5424                   7   3  1    37       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-BORROWS MONEY 6179            7   2  0    36       BASH BROS BROTHER (703)
-DOLT 5506                     6   4  0    34       DUDS (602)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLIFF HANGER 5946             5   4  0    33       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-TIME 5020                     4   0  0    30       THE BEGINNING (355)
-RASMUS 5940                   3   0  0    30       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-BEACH BUM 4522                2   6  0    28       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-IT'S A PIG'S WORLD 5948       2   3  0    28       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
 NEW GUINEA PIG 6101           2   6  0    27       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-DR. AWKWARD 6072              3   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (693)
 STROH & COKE 6174             2   0  1    25       RUMS THE WORD (667)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NINA MARIE 6181               2   0  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123           1   3  0    21       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 STINK 6091                    2   0  0    20       DUDS (602)
-BIG IN JAPAN 6097             3   4  0    19       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 BLENDING BOWL 6173            2   0  1    19       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-GAWAIN'S WORD 5943            1   2  0    19       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-EMBARRASSING 6178             3   7  0    18       BASH BROS BROTHER (703)
 YILDOR ZANE 6121              2  11  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-SNEAKERS 5021                 2   1  0    16       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 GROSS 6092                    1   1  0    11       DUDS (602)
 WILLA VERVET 6168             2   3  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-EVE 6166                      1   3  0     6       THE BEGINNING (355)
 AIRPORT BOMB JOKE 5853        1   1  0     4       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      STROH & COKE 6174     268  NONE
BURIED TREASURE 4264   15 19 0 FOUND IN THE SAN 299 R.S.I. 3888           264  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stub Bull -- I was hoping you were as bad as your record suggested.  Apparently not.
-- Wonton Not Now

Assur -- I've been known to repeat personals from one turn to the next, too.  But I
find that if I don't mention it, no one notices. -- Jorja

Damn, there's a fly here!  It stays away if I hold the swatter, but I can't hold the
swatter and type at the same time.  A dilemma. -- Jorja

Two-three for us, and, no surprise, I got one of the two wins (we had NO standby
opponents, by the way!).  The other win, which IS a surprise, was the new member.  I
hope this doesn't give her a swelled head. -- Ursula Zaroff

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STINK viciously subdued WILLA VERVET in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge fight.
WONTON NOT NOW was demolished by LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
GROSS luckily beat YILDOR ZANE in a 10 minute amateur vs. master upset Challenge duel.
R.S.I. was luckily beaten by ENDU ENDU in a 5 minute master's Title competition.
STUB BULL was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
F.U.B.A.R. handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ROLEN vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EDMONDS overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
MAJOR BRADBURY overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
P.D.Q. was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's match.
CLIFF HANGER was viciously subdued by URSULA ZAROFF in a exciting 3 minute battle.
PUJOLS was overpowered by RAEMOND PURR in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
S.U.N.Y. - E.S.F. vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
NEW GUINEA PIG lost to FRATSFA SLAVE in a 6 minute fray.
TUESDAY WELD overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
MAE WEST savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute brutal bout.
AIRPORT BOMB JOKE was overpowered by NINA MARIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLENDING BOWL viciously butchered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute competition.
STROH & COKE savagely slew PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  24 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  13 -  0      38  |

Turn 268 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         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1                                       3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ENDU ENDU 5242             22   7  0  110 DUDS (602)
STRIKING ATTACK  R.S.I. 3888                10   2  1  101 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
PARRY-STRIKE     F.U.B.A.R. 4196            14   9  1   97 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH 5857   10   2  1   96 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
AIMED BLOW       ROLEN 5422                 11   1  0   94 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
BASHING ATTACK   WONTON NOT NOW 6069        10   6  0   68 PALINDROMES (693)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAE WEST 6062               3   1  0   46 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  S.U.N.Y. - E.S.F. 6170      3   0  1   43 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STUB BULL 5485.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was R.S.I. 3888.  The ten other most popular fighters were WILLA VERVET 6168, P.D.Q. 
4628, URSULA ZAROFF 6114, F.U.B.A.R. 4196, RAEMOND PURR 6084, STINK 6091, TUESDAY 
WELD 6047, MAE WEST 6062, STROH & COKE 6174, and ENDU ENDU 5242.

The least popular fighter this week was GROSS 6092.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YILDOR ZANE 6121, AIRPORT BOMB JOKE 5853, STUB BULL 5485, WONTON NOT 
NOW 6069, NINA MARIE 6181, NEW GUINEA PIG 6101, PUJOLS 5424, CLIFF HANGER 5946, 
S.U.N.Y. - E.S.F. 6170, and ROLEN 5422.