DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2015    Duedate: 04/20/2015

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-288

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENDU ENDU
DUDS (602)
(73-5242) [25-9-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENDU ENDU                      AANAHR
DUDS (602)                     WRATHMEN 7 (713)
(73-5242) [25-9-0,116]         (73-6348) [1-0-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAEMOND PURR                   NEPTUNE SCREAM
MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)            DARQUE WATERS (717)
(73-6084) [14-23-0,65]         (73-6373) [9-4-3,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE WATERS (717)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN 7 (713)            41
2. GREAT OLD ONES (705)        26      DARQUE WATERS (717)
3. WHO DA MAN? (749)           22      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)         17
5. DARQUE WATERS (717)         11       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CM - BASH BROS (697)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 DARQUE WATERS (717)      10  5 0
 2/ 0*WRATHMEN 7 (713)           1   0  0  100   2/ 3 DUDS (602)                5  2 0
 3- 1 BASH BROS SCUM (730)      34  15  1 69.4   3/ 2 GREAT OLD ONES (705)      5  5 1
 4- 2*MISSION: EARTH! (7)        4   2  1 66.7   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       3 12 0
 5/ 3 DARQUE WATERS (717)       40  25  6 61.5   5- 5 THE BEGINNING (355)       2  0 0
 6/ 4 DUDS (602)                84  54  3 60.9   6- 7*MISSION: EARTH! (7)       1  0 1
 7/ 5 GREAT OLD ONES (705)      14  13  1 51.9   7/ 0*CM - BASH BROS (697)      1  0 0
 8- 6*ALL ABOUT LINT (725)       1   1  0 50.0   8/ 0*WRATHMEN 7 (713)          1  0 0
 9/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      239 277  6 46.3   9- 8*ALL ABOUT LINT (725)      1  1 0
10- 8 THE BEGINNING (355)      126 148  7 46.0  10/ 9 WHO DA MAN? (749)         1  8 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      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 BASH BROS SCUM a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  
What's with AANAHR?  He actually beat ERINIKA's PERSISTANT BEGGAR, and walked away 
with 41 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DARQUE WATERS.  SCURVY SERPENT 
lost 5 points to NECRO-MAN CY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SCURVY SERPENT 
will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged DARQUE WATERS' 
NEPTUNE SCREAM?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  Try as he 
might, NEPTUNE SCREAM wasn't good enough at persuading ENDU ENDU to step down from 
the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ERINIKA thinks DARQUE 
WATERS and their 40-25-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at GREAT OLD ONES ain't reelin'!  DARQUE 
WATERS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
RAEMOND PURR!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  THE POISON 
ANGER of DARQUE WATERS knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged STINK of DUDS who is up 
by 22.  Now was this a wise move?  THE POISON ANGER perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he was beat by STINK and ended up with 43 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people in ERINIKA think DUDS was too harsh when they sent 
DINGLEBERRY (3-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  So DUDS sent GROSS 
to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where GROSS came from.  Dime a 
dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  WORLDWIDE GORE's boys should be laying low.  Now that 
WORLDWIDE GORE's manager has gone and let NEPTUNE SCREAM kill ENGLISH LEATHER 
unchallenged, WORLDWIDE GORE's fighters are fair game.  Is it my imagination, or are 
fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDU ENDU 5242               25   9  0   116       DUDS (602)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NECRO-MAN CY 6573            14  13  2   103       WHO DA MAN? (749)
 NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373           9   4  3   102       DARQUE WATERS (717)
 THE BLACK DEATH 6371         10   3  2    96       DARQUE WATERS (717)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BIG BANG 6140             9   5  1    88       THE BEGINNING (355)
-ADAM 4648                     7   6  0    74       THE BEGINNING (355)
 SCURVY SERPENT 6374           9   4  1    70       DARQUE WATERS (717)
-DOLT 5506                     9   5  0    69       DUDS (602)
 KLEPTO MAN 6569              10   9  0    67       WHO DA MAN? (749)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AYI'IG 6302                   8   2  1    66       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
 BUGG-SHASH 6313               6   3  0    66       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084            14  23  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 STINK 6091                    6   1  0    64       DUDS (602)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLA VERVET 6168             9  16  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 PASCAL MAGI 6425              5   2  0    48       DARQUE WATERS (717)
 THE POISON ANGER 6372         7   6  0    43       DARQUE WATERS (717)
 NINA MARIE 6181              10  12  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 AANAHR 6348                   1   0  0    41       WRATHMEN 7 (713)
-DO NOTHING 6463               6   4  0    40       BASH BROS SCUM (730)
 T-4 STRAIN 6567              10   6  1    37       WHO DA MAN? (749)
-MODE PARRY 6465               8   2  0    35       BASH BROS SCUM (730)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIME 5020                     4   0  0    30       THE BEGINNING (355)
-BORING 6467                   8   2  0    28       BASH BROS SCUM (730)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABEL BALLANZ 6364             6   8  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROOKIES AND DONE 6468         5   5  0    20       BASH BROS SCUM (730)
-LINT LIZARD 6431              1   0  0    17       ALL ABOUT LINT (725)
-BRAVO 70                      1   0  1    16       MISSION: EARTH! (7)
 NOT A CM 6125                 1   0  0    11       CM - BASH BROS (697)
-TOE LINT 6429                 0   1  0     7       ALL ABOUT LINT (725)
-EVE 6166                      1   3  0     6       THE BEGINNING (355)
 BOBBY GLOM 6585               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DINGLEBERRY 6182        3  1 0 DUDS 602             ELAYA                 288  NONE
GROSS 6092              6  2 0 DUDS 602             FRELEN                288  NONE
DEEP WATER DEATH 6583   0  1 0 GREAT OLD ONES 705   LEN-KEVRALA           288  NONE
UNDER THE TIDE 6584     0  1 0 GREAT OLD ONES 705   GRONDATH              288  NONE
VANNA ANGEL 6442        3  3 1 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    AYI'IG 6302           287   
A 6562                  0  1 0 WHO DA MAN? 749      RINTHALAR THE GR      288  NONE
ENGLISH LEATHER 6100   14  3 1 WORLDWIDE GORE 36    NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373   284  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four and a death.  The win, of course, was over a standby.  The death we could
have done without. -- Raemond Purr

     Everyone says that.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DINGLEBERRY was butchered by ELAYA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GROSS was viciously butchered by FRELEN in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEEP WATER DEATH was murdered by LEN-KEVRALA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was slaughtered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
UNDER THE TIDE was barely slain by GRONDATH in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENDU ENDU bested NEPTUNE SCREAM in a popular 3 minute expert's Challenge Title brawl.
THE POISON ANGER was bested by STINK in a 3 minute Challenge match.
BUGG-SHASH devastated RAEMOND PURR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
NECRO-MAN CY vanquished SCURVY SERPENT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KLEPTO MAN was vanquished by THE BLACK DEATH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AYI'IG vanquished NINA MARIE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
T-4 STRAIN was overpowered by WILLA VERVET in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
PASCAL MAGI demolished ABEL BALLANZ in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NOT A CM handily defeated BOBBY GLOM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
AANAHR demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   9 -  2      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        27 -  15 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  24 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn 288 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ENDU ENDU 5242             25   9  0  116 DUDS (602)
SLASHING ATTACK  NECRO-MAN CY 6573          14  13  2  103 WHO DA MAN? (749)
LUNGING ATTACK   NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373         9   4  3  102 DARQUE WATERS (717)
AIMED BLOW       KLEPTO MAN 6569            10   9  0   67 WHO DA MAN? (749)
WALL OF STEEL    STINK 6091                  6   1  0   64 DUDS (602)
STRIKING ATTACK  AANAHR 6348                 1   0  0   41 WRATHMEN 7 (713)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAEMOND PURR 6084.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NEPTUNE SCREAM 6373.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE POISON 
ANGER 6372, GROSS 6092, STINK 6091, BUGG-SHASH 6313, NECRO-MAN CY 6573, WILLA VERVET 
6168, NOT A CM 6125, AANAHR 6348, UNDER THE TIDE 6584, and ENDU ENDU 5242.

The least popular fighter this week was BOBBY GLOM 6585.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ABEL BALLANZ 6364, T-4 STRAIN 6567, NINA MARIE 6181, KLEPTO MAN 6569, 
SCURVY SERPENT 6374, RAEMOND PURR 6084, A 6562, DEEP WATER DEATH 6583, PASCAL MAGI 
6425, and AYI'IG 6302.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ENDU ENDU (73-5242) DUDS (602)

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."

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