DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/17/2014    Duedate: 07/14/2014

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

F.U.B.A.R.
ALPHABET SOUP (39)
(73-4196) [16-10-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

R.S.I.                         NEPTUNE SCREAM
ALPHABET SOUP (39)             DARQUE WATERS (717)
(73-3888) [12-2-1,116]         (73-6373) [5-2-2,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STUB BULL                      F.U.B.A.R.
THE BULLS (43)                 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
(73-5485) [17-25-1,90]         (73-4196) [16-10-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE WATERS (717)         28
2. ALPHABET SOUP (39)          24      GASHOUSE GANG (622)
3. THE BEGINNING (355)         24      Unchartered Team
4. THE BULLS (43)              12
5. GASHOUSE GANG (622)          7      GREAT OLD ONES (705)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    13   2  0 86.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       6  9 0
 2/ 3 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       65  13  5 83.3   2/ 5 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        5  1 0
 3/ 1*GREAT OLD ONES (705)       3   1  0 75.0   3/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       5  5 0
 4/ 4*DARQUE WATERS (717)       23  12  4 65.7   4/ 7*DARQUE WATERS (717)       5  5 0
 5/ 5 THE BULLS (43)           211 112 11 65.3   5/ 9 THE BULLS (43)            3  1 0
 6- 6 BASH BROS WASTE (718)     30  19  1 61.2   6/ 6 THE BEGINNING (355)       3  2 0
 7/ 7 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      456 355 37 56.2   7/10 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       2  1 0
 8/ 8 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       151 130 12 53.7   8/ 4*GREAT OLD ONES (705)      2  1 0
 9- 9 RYAN'S SHOWS (676)        14  15  1 48.3   9- 2 BASH BROS WASTE (718)     2  2 0
10-10 PALINDROMES (693)        105 113  7 48.2  10- 8 CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    1  0 0
11/11 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      222 244  5 47.6  11-12 RYAN'S SHOWS (676)        0  1 0
12/12 THE BEGINNING (355)      121 144  7 45.7  12-11 PALINDROMES (693)         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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 375): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 640): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 325): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 348): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 342): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 323): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 300): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 276): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 277): TURBULENT BILLIARDS of BAD COMBOS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 92): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 275): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 375): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 370): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 325): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 348): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 342): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 323): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): MASS EFFECT (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 300): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 276): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 277): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 92): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 275): AGED et al (Methusaleh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 323): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      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.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for BASH BROS WASTE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 7 
into 9th.  THE BULLS stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 4 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The ALPHABET SOUP 
guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, THE BIG BANG fought TURKEY VULTURE 
and gained 24 points and contributed to THE BEGINNING's 1-0-0.  TURKEY VULTURE has 
lost to THE BIG BANG, falling 21 points, while helping make WORLDWIDE GORE a 2-3-0 
turn.  F.U.B.A.R. challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone 
MIDDLE WAY 18's warrior.  We should ask F.U.B.A.R. about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Swinging Aardvark?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  DARQUE WATERS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ERINIKA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided DARQUE WATERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was WORLDWIDE GORE.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
MIDDLE WAY 18's warrior RAEMOND PURR.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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 the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196              16  10  1   110       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EDMONDS 5420                 15   3  0   136       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 R.S.I. 3888                  12   2  1   116       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-MAJOR BRADBURY 5879          13   1  0   108       CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 ENGLISH LEATHER 6100         11   1  1    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 URSULA ZAROFF 6114           14  10  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-DUM BULL 5669                22   3  0    93       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUB BULL 5485               17  25  1    90       THE BULLS (43)
-LOSING TO AIMERS 6380         9   1  1    90       BASH BROS WASTE (718)
-ROLEN 5422                   15   2  0    87       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 P.D.Q. 4628                   9  12  0    83       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373           5   2  2    80       DARQUE WATERS (717)
-ADAM 4648                     7   6  0    74       THE BEGINNING (355)
 THE POISON ANGER 6372         6   1  0    74       DARQUE WATERS (717)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BIG BANG 6140             4   1  1    66       THE BEGINNING (355)
 BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123           4   4  0    65       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-PUJOLS 5424                  10   4  1    63       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-I.R.S. 4629                   8   7  0    61       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 THE BLACK DEATH 6371          5   2  1    61       DARQUE WATERS (717)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASMUS 5940                   7   1  1    56       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 WILLA VERVET 6168             6   9  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084            12  15  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 BIG IN JAPAN 6097             7   5  0    51       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 NINA MARIE 6181               8   4  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-SPECIAL DISPOSAL 6378         5   5  0    46       BASH BROS WASTE (718)
 TURKEY VULTURE 6098          10   3  0    44       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCURVY SERPENT 6374           6   1  1    44       DARQUE WATERS (717)
-STINKS 6379                   7   3  0    40       BASH BROS WASTE (718)
-CLIFF HANGER 5946             7   7  0    40       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-S.U.N.Y. - E.S.F. 6170        3   1  1    35       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEW GUINEA PIG 6101           4   9  0    31       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-TIME 5020                     4   0  0    30       THE BEGINNING (355)
-IT'S A PIG'S WORLD 5948       2   3  0    28       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-DR. AWKWARD 6072              3   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (693)
 CHICAGO BULL 6184             3   2  0    24       THE BULLS (43)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GAWAIN'S WORD 5943            1   2  0    19       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
 AYI'IG 6302                   2   1  0    17       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
-ENDURANCE BURN 6377           3   7  0    16       BASH BROS WASTE (718)
-BUGG-SHASH 6313               1   0  0    13       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
 PASCAL MAGI 6425              1   0  0    13       DARQUE WATERS (717)
-BLENDING BOWL 6173            2   2  1     9       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-EVE 6166                      1   3  0     6       THE BEGINNING (355)
 ABEL BALLANZ 6364             1   3  0     6       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
YILDOR ZANE 6121        2 17 0 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    THE BIG BANG 6140     274  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

May more fights today, and few standbys.  This is good.  Two-three for us, and once
again I defeated a real warrior for the title.  I could get used to this. -- Ursula
Zaroff

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

F.U.B.A.R. bested URSULA ZAROFF in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
BIG IN JAPAN was demolished by THE POISON ANGER in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
RASMUS defeated RAEMOND PURR in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
BELGIAN WAFFLE viciously subdued NINA MARIE in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
NEW GUINEA PIG was devastated by SCURVY SERPENT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
R.S.I. overpowered NEPTUNE SCREAM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ENGLISH LEATHER viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 2 minute fight.
STUB BULL vanquished WILLA VERVET in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
P.D.Q. won victory over THE BLACK DEATH in a 1 minute gory fight.
TURKEY VULTURE was overpowered by THE BIG BANG in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CHICAGO BULL defeated AYI'IG in a 1 minute match.
ABEL BALLANZ was demolished by PASCAL MAGI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 278 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     F.U.B.A.R. 4196            16  10  1  110 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
STRIKING ATTACK  R.S.I. 3888                12   2  1  116 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
BASHING ATTACK   ENGLISH LEATHER 6100       11   1  1   98 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    URSULA ZAROFF 6114         14  10  0   97 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
LUNGING ATTACK   NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373         5   2  2   80 DARQUE WATERS (717)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE POISON ANGER 6372       6   1  0   74 DARQUE WATERS (717)
AIMED BLOW       THE BIG BANG 6140           4   1  1   66 THE BEGINNING (355)
WALL OF STEEL    RASMUS 5940                 7   1  1   56 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
PARRY-LUNGE      TURKEY VULTURE 6098        10   3  0   44 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
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 F.U.B.A.R. 4196.  The ten other most popular fighters were BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123, 
ENGLISH LEATHER 6100, URSULA ZAROFF 6114, RASMUS 5940, RAEMOND PURR 6084, R.S.I. 
3888, STUB BULL 5485, P.D.Q. 4628, THE POISON ANGER 6372, and SCURVY SERPENT 6374.

The least popular fighter this week was ABEL BALLANZ 6364.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TURKEY VULTURE 6098, THE BLACK DEATH 6371, NEW GUINEA PIG 6101, 
NINA MARIE 6181, BIG IN JAPAN 6097, AYI'IG 6302, THE BIG BANG 6140, WILLA VERVET 
6168, NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373, and PASCAL MAGI 6425.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                      STARGRITS (28-3714) UGLY URBAN ORCS  (425) 
                        CAUSEY (65-5881) THE CAUSEY WAY  (659) 
                 FLYING HELLFISH (82-7132) CARNIVAL OF CHAOS  (1019) 
                     WARRIOR 1 (82-22691) TOURNEY TEAM II  (3620) 
                       CRAZY 69 (84-11518) CRAZY 88 20  (2091) 
                          ANGRY (84-11693) WORDS IX  (2126) 
                  SUBTERFUGE (84-38420) COLLUSION UNLIMITED  (6707) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes