DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/12/2014    Duedate: 09/08/2014

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-280

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

URSULA ZAROFF
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-6114) [15-11-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAJOR BRADBURY                 MAE WEST
CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)         CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
(73-5879) [15-1-0,117]         (73-6062) [5-2-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STUB BULL                      URSULA ZAROFF
THE BULLS (43)                 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-5485) [19-25-1,104]        (73-6114) [15-11-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CALENDAR GIRLS (453)        31
2. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         29      CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
3. THE BEGINNING (355)         13      Unchartered Team
4. XP (476)                     8
5. GASHOUSE GANG (622)          8      CALENDAR GIRLS (453)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    15   2  0 88.2   1/ 1 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       67  13  5 83.8   2/ 8*CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      7  3 0
 3/ 2*CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      20   4  0 83.3   3/ 3 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        5  2 0
 4- 4*RUMS THE WORD (667)        4   1  1 80.0   4- 2*DARQUE WATERS (717)       5  5 1
 5- 7 THREE BLIND VICES (660)   10   5  1 66.7   5/ 4 THE BULLS (43)            4  1 0
 6/ 6*WHISKEY (671)              6   3  0 66.7   6/ 6 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       3  0 0
 7/ 8 THE BULLS (43)           213 113 11 65.3   7/10*WHISKEY (671)             3  1 0
 8- 9*DARQUE WATERS (717)       25  15  5 62.5   8/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       3 12 0
 9/ 5*GREAT OLD ONES (705)       4   3  0 57.1   9/ 9 CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    2  0 0
10/11 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      464 357 37 56.5  10/11 THE BEGINNING (355)       2  1 0
11/12 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       153 132 12 53.7  11-12*RUMS THE WORD (667)       1  0 0
12/14 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      225 251  5 47.3  12/ 7*GREAT OLD ONES (705)      1  3 0
13/15 THE BEGINNING (355)      122 145  7 45.7  13/ 0*XP (476)                  0  3 0
14/ 0*XP (476)                   3   5  0 37.5  14-13 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 638): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): INNUK SHUK of WORLD BLADES 15 (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Thanks to Ms. Zaroff.  Without her, I wouldn't be here.  But then again, I now
have 18 political points, 17 wins, and more than 20 arena fights, so I should be out
of here and off to ADM.  But then again, I am....

F.U.B.A.R.
Alphabet Soup
Duelmaster of Erinika

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ERINIKA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave GREAT OLD ONES a 0-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  
Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out 
the pain!  CALENDAR GIRLS is now ranked 2nd with a 4-1-0 turn.  Major screwup at 
CALENDAR GIRLS.  TUESDAY WELD lost 17 points to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe TUESDAY WELD will provide more easy wins...  ERINIKA has 
a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He challenged MIDDLE WAY 18's URSULA 
ZAROFF (15-11-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  I can barely restrain my 
enthusiam for MIDDLE WAY 18's outstanding member, Duelmaster URSULA ZAROFF.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was DARQUE WATERS.  The bums at CALENDAR GIRLS couldn't face the 
challenges from DARQUE WATERS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of 
being the most challenged warrior, WILLA VERVET!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.  NINA MARIE didn't quite know what to make of a challenge she 
received from TURKEY VULTURE of WORLDWIDE GORE, who is 18 points below her.  TURKEY 
VULTURE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory over NINA MARIE and 
ended up with 59 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Some people in ERINIKA think XP was too harsh when 
they sent X-4 (3-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSULA ZAROFF 6114           15  11  0   110       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EDMONDS 5420                 15   3  0   136       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 MAJOR BRADBURY 5879          15   1  0   117       CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
-R.S.I. 3888                  12   2  1   116       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 STUB BULL 5485               19  25  1   104       THE BULLS (43)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
 ENGLISH LEATHER 6100         13   1  1   103       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196              17  11  1    95       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-DUM BULL 5669                22   3  0    93       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BLACK DEATH 6371          6   2  2    90       DARQUE WATERS (717)
-NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373           6   2  2    88       DARQUE WATERS (717)
-ROLEN 5422                   15   2  0    87       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123           6   4  0    82       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 P.D.Q. 4628                  10  13  0    81       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-ADAM 4648                     7   6  0    74       THE BEGINNING (355)
 RASMUS 5940                   9   1  1    68       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE POISON ANGER 6372         6   2  0    68       DARQUE WATERS (717)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG IN JAPAN 6097             9   5  0    66       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 THE BIG BANG 6140             5   2  1    66       THE BEGINNING (355)
-PUJOLS 5424                  10   4  1    63       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 MAE WEST 6062                 5   2  0    63       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084            13  16  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-I.R.S. 4629                   8   7  0    61       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 TURKEY VULTURE 6098          11   4  0    59       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEDNESDAY ADDAMS 6043         5   1  0    50       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 NINA MARIE 6181               9   5  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 TUESDAY WELD 6047             6   1  0    46       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 LADY LOVE 5884                4   3  0    46       WHISKEY (671)
-SCURVY SERPENT 6374           6   2  1    44       DARQUE WATERS (717)
 NEW GUINEA PIG 6101           5  10  0    37       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-S.U.N.Y. - E.S.F. 6170        3   1  1    35       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNE CLEAVER 6058             2   0  0    33       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-TIME 5020                     4   0  0    30       THE BEGINNING (355)
 WILLA VERVET 6168             6  11  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 JANUARY JONES 6056            2   0  0    29       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEARTY SUSAN 5885             2   0  0    22       WHISKEY (671)
 AYI'IG 6302                   3   2  0    21       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
-CHICAGO BULL 6184             3   3  0    20       THE BULLS (43)
-MENAGE A TROIS 5865           1   0  0    20       RUMS THE WORD (667)
 BUGG-SHASH 6313               1   1  0    16       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
 ABEL BALLANZ 6364             1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-EVE 6166                      1   3  0     6       THE BEGINNING (355)
-PASCAL MAGI 6425              1   1  0     4       DARQUE WATERS (717)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DRUGS 5767             10  5 1 THREE BLIND VICE 660 THE BLACK DEATH 6371  279   
X-1 4187                0  1 0 XP 476               BRANGO                280  NONE
X-4 4186                3  1 0 XP 476               KENDROL LIGHTFIN      280  NONE
X-78 6164               0  1 0 XP 476               ELAYA                 280  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

No standbys for us?  That's what we're HERE for!  To keep the standbys out of the way
so managed gladiators can fight each other.  Damn.  But we went three-two, which
isn't so bad as it might be. -- Ursula Zaroff

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

X-4 was dealt death by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 4 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
X-1 was slaughtered by BRANGO in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
X-78 was easily killed by ELAYA in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
F.U.B.A.R. was savagely defeated by URSULA ZAROFF in a 5 minute Challenge Title duel.
RASMUS defeated RAEMOND PURR in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TURKEY VULTURE bested NINA MARIE in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS overpowered WILLA VERVET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
ENGLISH LEATHER savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
MAJOR BRADBURY vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
STUB BULL vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
P.D.Q. beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory melee.
BELGIAN WAFFLE overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
LADY LOVE was handily defeated by THE BIG BANG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TUESDAY WELD was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MAE WEST viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory conflict.
BIG IN JAPAN viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute master vs. beginner bout.
NEW GUINEA PIG was outlasted by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 8 minute brawl.
AYI'IG was devastated by JUNE CLEAVER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
JANUARY JONES overpowered BUGG-SHASH in a 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
HEARTY SUSAN overpowered ABEL BALLANZ in a 2 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 280 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        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    URSULA ZAROFF 6114         15  11  0  110 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAJOR BRADBURY 5879        15   1  0  117 CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
BASHING ATTACK   ENGLISH LEATHER 6100       13   1  1  103 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
PARRY-STRIKE     F.U.B.A.R. 4196            17  11  1   95 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
WALL OF STEEL    RASMUS 5940                 9   1  1   68 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
AIMED BLOW       BIG IN JAPAN 6097           9   5  0   66 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAE WEST 6062               5   2  0   63 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  NINA MARIE 6181             9   5  0   48 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
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 URSULA ZAROFF 6114.  The ten other most popular fighters were X-4 4186, 
F.U.B.A.R. 4196, BIG IN JAPAN 6097, RAEMOND PURR 6084, WEDNESDAY ADDAMS 6043, ENGLISH 
LEATHER 6100, MAJOR BRADBURY 5879, P.D.Q. 4628, BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123, and JANUARY 
JONES 6056.

The least popular fighter this week was ABEL BALLANZ 6364.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AYI'IG 6302, TUESDAY WELD 6047, WILLA VERVET 6168, X-78 6164, 
X-1 4187, BUGG-SHASH 6313, NEW GUINEA PIG 6101, LADY LOVE 5884, THE BIG BANG 6140, 
and STUB BULL 5485.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

URSULA ZAROFF (73-6114) MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!