DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2015    Duedate: 01/25/2016

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-298

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIG IN JAPAN
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
(73-6097) [20-5-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG IN JAPAN                   MAROHM
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)            WRATHMEN 2 (708)
(73-6097) [20-5-0,134]         (73-6323) [3-2-1,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRAD PAISLEY                   WACHA
SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)           GASHOUSE GANG (622)
(73-5520) [18-6-1,115]         (73-6622) [0-3-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GASHOUSE GANG (622)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YUPPIE HORDE (754)          23
2. CALENDAR GIRLS (453)        21      POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
3. DUDS (602)                  18      Unchartered Team
4. GASHOUSE GANG (622)         14
5. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)          8      FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)       3   0  1  100   1/ 2 GASHOUSE GANG (622)      11  3 2
 2/ 0*YUPPIE HORDE (754)         2   0  1  100   2/ 1 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      9  1 0
 3- 2*MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)       9   1  4 90.0   3/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       8  0 0
 4- 3 FIRST DATE (637)          17   2  0 89.5   4- 5 BASH BROS LEFTOVER (758)  5  0 0
 5- 4 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       49   6  3 89.1   5/ 7 MONGOL HORDE (658)        5  1 0
 6/ 5 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   20   3  2 87.0   6- 4*MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)      4  1 1
 7/ 6 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      49  10  0 83.1   7/12 POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   3  0 1
 8/ 7 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       94  23  9 80.3   8- 6 SUPER STARS (629)         3  0 0
 9- 8 BASH BROS LEFTOVER (758)  40  10  1 80.0   9/10 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      3  0 0
10- 9 SUPER STARS (629)         79  25  3 76.0  10/ 0*YUPPIE HORDE (754)        2  0 1
11/10 MONGOL HORDE (658)        77  25  3 75.5  11-11 FIRST DATE (637)          2  0 0
12/12 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      33  13  1 71.7  12/16*FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)      2  0 0
13-13 SUE'S BOYS (632)          71  31  6 69.6  13-13 SUE'S BOYS (632)          2  1 1
14-14 THE BULLS (43)           216 117 11 64.9  14- 8 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       2  1 1
15/11*WRATHMEN 2 (708)           3   2  1 60.0  15/15*WRATHMEN 2 (708)          2  1 0
16-16*FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)       3   2  1 60.0  16/ 9 DUDS (602)                2  7 0
17-17*FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)      3   2  0 60.0  17-17*FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)     1  0 0
18/15 DUDS (602)               100  68  4 59.5  18-14*FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)      1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      494 362 38 57.7  19/18 WHO DA MAN? (749)         1  6 0
20/19 WHO DA MAN? (749)        121 172  6 41.3  20-19 THE BULLS (43)            0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ERINIKA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, CALENDAR GIRLS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Hmmmph!  I always 
thought DUDS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-2-0!  Ya gotta be 
quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
POOR COMBINATIONS is now ranked 7th with a 1-0-1 turn.  What's with MARTHA STEWART?  
She actually beat GASHOUSE GANG's HEYWARD, and walked away with 15 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at CALENDAR GIRLS while they watched JANUARY JONES 
clobber KLEPTO MAN.  He lost 1 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  ERINIKA has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  It Dark Arena 
Challenged DARK ARENA's FRELEN (0-0-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  
FRELEN was reminded on the sands why LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, WRATHMEN 2!  
The bums at WORLDWIDE GORE couldn't face the challenges from WRATHMEN 2!  No excuse 
for that!  Fighting is a better craft than farming, WACHA, but you have to pay your 
dues.  Being challenged by BAG LADY, 16 points above you, is dues.  BAG LADY defeated 
WACHA.  DUDS calls this fighting?  In my day...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Who will dare fight LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH, after it returned 
from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 17-2-2 is 133, and has it points) Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG IN JAPAN 6097            20   5  0   134       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504       17   4  0   130       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-BEER KHAN 5755               20   6  1   125       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517           15   5  0   118       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-HINES WARD 5505              16   2  0   116       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 BRAD PAISLEY 5520            18   6  1   115       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760              13   4  0   115       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-STUB BULL 5485               21  25  1   111       THE BULLS (43)
-BUTTERFLIES 5535             17   2  0   111       FIRST DATE (637)
-SUN TZU 5488                 15   4  1   109       SUPER STARS (629)
-BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123          14   6  1   109       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-SUN LIGHT 5489               17   3  1   108       SUPER STARS (629)
 TUESDAY WELD 6047            14   2  0   108       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-WEDNESDAY ADDAMS 6043        10   1  0   107       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 MAE WEST 6062                13   4  0   106       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SUN STROKE 5486              18   7  1   103       SUPER STARS (629)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 TURKEY VULTURE 6098          21   5  0   100       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838        11   7  1   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-POP KHAN 5757                 9   2  0   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 RASMUS 5940                  16   2  2    97       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756            21   6  0    95       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-DUM BULL 5669                22   3  0    93       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUN RAY 5490                 17   7  0    93       SUPER STARS (629)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOT ENOUGH 6664               7   3  0    89       BASH BROS LEFTOVERS (758)
 PUJOLS 5424                  16   6  1    87       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-KNITTED AFGHAN 4123          10  11  4    77       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-JUNE CLEAVER 6058             6   1  0    76       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 MAROHM 6323                   3   2  1    76       WRATHMEN 2 (708)
 MOLINA 6311                   8   0  1    73       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANUARY JONES 6056            6   2  0    62       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-TOO MANY 6666                 9   1  1    58       BASH BROS LEFTOVERS (758)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T-4 STRAIN 6567              14  12  1    55       WHO DA MAN? (749)
-MOLDY 6663                    9   1  0    55       BASH BROS LEFTOVERS (758)
 KLEPTO MAN 6569              12  17  0    53       WHO DA MAN? (749)
-SOMEONE ELSE ATE 6665         8   2  0    37       BASH BROS LEFTOVERS (758)
-MYSTERIOUS 6667               7   3  0    36       BASH BROS LEFTOVERS (758)
 BAG LADY 6587                 6   2  0    34       DUDS (602)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRATH OF VESUVIUS 6496        3   2  1    33       FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)
-MARK PORTUGAL 348             2   3  0    28       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 DESOLATE WAYS 6503            3   0  1    26       FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)
-NECROWRETCH 6540              3   1  0    26       FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)
-AIRPORT BOMB JOKE 5853        3   1  0    26       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
-JAKE TAYLOR 6655              2   0  2    25       MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILLIE MAYS HAYES 6653        2   0  0    22       MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)
-PEDRO CERRANO 6656            2   0  0    22       MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)
 WACHA 6622                    0   3  0    19       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-ANTONIO BROWN 6614            2   2  1    15       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 MARTHA STEWART 6627           1   0  1    15       YUPPIE HORDE (754)
-RICKY VAUGHN 6657             2   0  1    14       MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)
-ROGER DORN 6654               1   1  1     8       MAJOR LEAGUERS (757)
 TYLER DURDEN 6625             1   0  0     8       YUPPIE HORDE (754)
-MY LAST BREATH 6543           0   1  0     7       FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)
 JERKBALL 6669                 0   1  0     1       DUDS (602)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
2ND ALTERNATE 6660      0  1 0 DUDS 602             HEYWARD 6672          297   
A WIMPY LEADER 6684     0  1 0 DUDS 602             RINTHALAR THE GR      298  NONE
TOWN GOSSIP 6598        1  1 0 DUDS 602             MAROHM 6323           294  REVENGED
HEYWARD 6672            1  1 1 GASHOUSE GANG 622    MARTHA STEWART 6627   298   
DURHAM BULL 6445        1  2 0 THE BULLS 43         WRATH OF VESUVIU 6496 295   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

                          Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
                        Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
                         A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
                         Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

                       In the daytime we can catch the action,

                         as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
                         All the criticals and bloody drama,
                     and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

                              Later on, by tavern fire,
                             managers, they'll conspire,
                        to face unafraid, the challenges made,
                            Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

                                          -- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH viciously butchered FRELEN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
A WIMPY LEADER was murdered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JANUARY JONES overpowered KLEPTO MAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BAG LADY unbelievably bested WACHA in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
TURKEY VULTURE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute expert's brawl.
BIG IN JAPAN overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory mismatched Title brawl.
MAE WEST unbelievably bested MAROHM in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
TUESDAY WELD vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RASMUS won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
BRAD PAISLEY savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
KHAN D. DATE narrowly defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 12 minute mismatched match.
KHAN KISSEDADOOR devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided battle.
PUJOLS beat M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute conflict.
MOLINA handily defeated T-4 STRAIN in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
DESOLATE WAYS bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.
HEYWARD was put to death by MARTHA STEWART in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
TYLER DURDEN savagely defeated JERKBALL in a exciting 3 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -   4 -  0      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -   4 -  1      84  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  10 -  4      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  19 -  7      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        40 -  27 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 298 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        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BIG IN JAPAN 6097          20   5  0  134 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRAD PAISLEY 5520          18   6  1  115 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAE WEST 6062              13   4  0  106 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
WALL OF STEEL    KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838      11   7  1  100 MONGOL HORDE (658)
TOTAL PARRY      KHAN D. DATE 5756          21   6  0   95 MONGOL HORDE (658)
LUNGING ATTACK   JANUARY JONES 6056          6   2  0   62 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BRAD PAISLEY 5520.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WACHA 6622.  The ten other most popular fighters were TURKEY VULTURE 6098, 
TYLER DURDEN 6625, BRAD PAISLEY 5520, HEYWARD 6672, BIG IN JAPAN 6097, PUJOLS 5424, 
MOLINA 6311, JANUARY JONES 6056, RASMUS 5940, and BAG LADY 6587.

The least popular fighter this week was KHAN D. DATE 5756.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KLEPTO MAN 6569, A WIMPY LEADER 6684, T-4 STRAIN 6567, JERKBALL 
6669, MARTHA STEWART 6627, DESOLATE WAYS 6503, KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838, TUESDAY WELD 
6047, MAROHM 6323, and MAE WEST 6062.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BIG IN JAPAN (73-6097) WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH (73-5857) POOR COMBINATIONS (665)

               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. 

                       MALCOLM X (5-2496) BLACK BULLDOGS  (11) 
                       GO WEST (82-40489) ROOKIE CULT 3  (6754) 
                  THUNDERBIRD (82-30981) THIRSTY THUGS 0415  (5090) 
                 LBA DOMINATION (82-11488) NO-SO ROYAL RUMBLE  (1672) 
                     SSG 4 (84-18771) MEDAL OF HONOR D11  (3333) 
                     ROONEY (84-35472) THIRSTY THUGS 1308  (6203) 
                     ROBBER (84-35428) THIRSTY THUGS 1307  (6194) 
                         TOBIAS BEECHER (65-5035) OZ 2  (556) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes