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DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2020    Duedate: 03/02/2020

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-350

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MURMILLO
LUDUS MAGNUS (793)
(73-7023) [8-2-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MURMILLO                       SIR GARLON
LUDUS MAGNUS (793)             MYTHOS 7 (845)
(73-7023) [8-2-0,112]          (73-7400) [8-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CALISTA                        CALISTA
DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)     DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
(73-3244) [12-11-0,94]         (73-3244) [12-11-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LUDUS MAGNUS (793)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUDUS MAGNUS XV (907)       21
2. LUDUS MAGNUS CD (915)       15      LUDUS MAGNUS (793)
3. LUDUS MAGNUS XVI (906)      13      Unchartered Team
4. LUDUS MAGNUS CC (917)       13
5. LUDUS MAGNUS (793)          12      EVIL SMURF HORDE 5 (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 5 (565)   3   0  0  100   1/ 6 LUDUS MAGNUS (793)        4  0 0
 2- 1*LUDUS MAGNUS XVIII (904)   2   0  0  100   2/ 1*MYTHOS 14 (852)           3  0 0
 3/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS XIX (903)     1   0  0  100   3/ 2*MYTHOS 7 (845)            3  0 0
 4/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS XVI (906)     1   0  0  100   4- 3*LUDUS MAGNUS XVIII (904)  2  0 0
 5/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS XV (907)      1   0  0  100   5- 4*LUDUS MAGNUS MM (920)     2  0 0
 6- 2*LUDUS MAGNUS XIII (908)    1   0  0  100   6- 5 P IS FOR PIG (767)        2  0 0
 7- 3*LUDUS MAGNUS XII (909)     1   0  0  100   7/ 8*ANTLIA (935)              2  1 0
 8/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS CD (915)      1   0  0  100   8/ 9 DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)  2  1 0
 9/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS CC (917)      1   0  0  100   9/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS XIX (903)    1  0 0
10- 4*LUDUS MAGNUS CCC (918)     1   0  0  100  10/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS XVI (906)    1  0 0
11/ 6*ANTLIA (935)               5   1  0 83.3  11/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS XV (907)     1  0 0
12/ 7*AURIGA (938)               5   2  1 71.4  12-10*LUDUS MAGNUS XIII (908)   1  0 0
13/ 5*VULPECULA (925)            4   2  0 66.7  13-11*LUDUS MAGNUS XII (909)    1  0 0
14- 8*LUDUS MAGNUS MM (920)      2   1  0 66.7  14/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS CD (915)     1  0 0
15/ 9 LUDUS MAGNUS (793)        17   9  0 65.4  15/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS CC (917)     1  0 0
16/10*MYTHOS 14 (852)           10   6  1 62.5  16-12*LUDUS MAGNUS CCC (918)    1  0 0
17-13 YUPPIE HORDE (754)        31  22  3 58.5  17/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 5 (565)  1  0 0
18/17*MYTHOS 7 (845)             8   8  0 50.0  18-13*LUDUS MAGNUS LXX (914)    1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/11*ARA (939)                  3   3  1 50.0  19-14*LUDUS MAGNUS M (922)      1  1 0
20/12*VELA (926)                 3   3  0 50.0  20/ 7*VULPECULA (925)           1  2 0
21-15*LUDUS MAGNUS LXX (914)     1   1  0 50.0  21/16*AURIGA (938)              1  2 0
22-16*LUDUS MAGNUS M (922)       1   1  0 50.0  22-18 YUPPIE HORDE (754)        1  2 0
23-18 P IS FOR PIG (767)        25  30  1 45.5  23/17*ARA (939)                 0  3 0
24/19 DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)  27  36  1 42.9  24/15*VELA (926)                0  3 0
25/20 M IS FOR MONKEY (764)     27  40  3 40.3  25/19 M IS FOR MONKEY (764)     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

                                    Dark Stoicism

The giant sword cut a furrow into the dirt. The night's light reflected from a few 
patches on its slowly rusting blade, which rose out through an upturned mouth. The 
ricasso head stretched past a crossguard of outstretched hands. The stylized fighter 
handle stood on a pommel skull. Two beefy hands grasped the figure's body. The sword 
was massive, like the warrior holding it, called Stoic. The sword was sleek and 
battle-worn, the warrior was bloated and uncertain. Towering though he was, even under 
plates of armor, fat rolls peeked out. One might wonder if the cook decided to go to 
war while the soldiers stayed in the kitchen.

Stoic looked back. His manager, memory, had been there just a moment ago, but the tree 
line had misted over, obscuring the entrance. He shrugged under the weight of the 
armor and looked through his helmet. The moonlight was bright on a clearing in the 
forest. All was deadly quiet, night mist roiling. His sollrets clunking through patchy 
grass occasionally broke the silence. It would be serene, but he could feel eyes 
everywhere and the promise of death. This was not a quiet forest and certainly not the 
boisterous and sandy arena he normally fought in. This was the Dark Arena, final 
resting spot of the failed gladiator. 

                                        * * *

"I can do better. I can! Please!" Stoic pleaded but memory was unmoved. "My decision 
is final. You don't have the desire to live a life of war. You have not grown into the 
gladiator name I gave you." Stoic was on his knees, begging, searching memory's 
unseeing eyes for hope. Memory's mouth tightened as he let out an almost imperceptible 
sigh. He pulled the hood of his tight black cloak over his head, turned, and drifted 
away. 

"Wyvern, please. Surely you can save me?" The trainer put a hand on his shoulder. With 
Stoic on his knees, he and the diminutive trainer were eye to eye. An immortal warrior 
with many years and many deaths behind her, she did not harbor his fear of the 
unknown. "Today's fight is over. Tomorrow we will train for the next." She locked eyes 
with him, passing on some of her inner resolve. "Come," she bade, as she led him from 
the infirmary back to their training hall.

                                        * * * 

A biting pain seared through an exposed flap of skin on his stomach. His mind had 
wandered away from the fight. His opponent, a Dark Arena champion, had entered 
silently. An elf stood before him, two feet shorter, but standing tall and towering 
above Stoic by confidence and bearing if not physical height. He might have been a 
glimmering angel, moonbeams dancing on exquisite silver mail. The elf brought his 
needle-thin sword up, hilt to face, blade skyward, in honorable warrior salute. He was 
sure he had won, and everyone knew it. He had time to honor the walking dead. 

                                        * * * 

Old Wyvern snaked a short spear under his guard, stopping just short of cutting. She 
always used her deadly spear, even in training, such was her skill and control. He had 
a greatsword, blunted for training, but massive. "I can barely move it. How can I 
train or fight if it's too heavy?" He felt a familiar and painful whack from the blunt 
end of Wyvern's spear. "Don't blame the sword. Desire victory and the sword will 
move." She struck again and he moved to the side, not moving the sword so much as 
standing it in the path of the attack. The parry was unorthodox but successful. 
"That'll do. Now strike!"

                                        * * * 

Stoic tried to recall his training as the fight continued. It wasn't working. He was 
bleeding profusely. He fell back on his reserves of strength and willpower. Slash, 
cut, smash... the elf was striking every weak spot in his armor, inflicting damage at 
will. Circle, stab, circle, slash, circle, cut. Stoic had been on the ground twice 
before struggling to his feet, stumbling and throwing up defenses with little success. 
He felt frustrated and clumsy but kept defending. Maybe the attacks were coming more 
slowly...

                                        * * * 

The arena crowd was restless, only moderately attentive to the morning's rookie 
warriors. The sand worked its way between his toes. He was just a boy. His parents did 
not love their son so much as an arena bounty. Stoic was scared and slow and the man 
in front of him wished him harm. And harm he did. Stoic cowered behind his shield, 
without even a weapon. "It's better this way. Rely on your hands. I want to see what 
you can do," memory had said. Stoic was bruised and bleeding. His opponent was more 
tired than injured, exhausted, really. Under a slowly diminishing rain of blows, Stoic 
heard calls from his teammates. "Now strike!" They were yelling frantically. He peered 
over his shield to see his opponent, sweating, breathing heavily, grip loosening on 
his sword. The attacking gladiator overextended above his head, ready to deliver 
another hacking, unopposed blow. Stoic roared upward to his full height, at the same 
time sending his shield through the surprised gladiator's face. Blood spattered, he 
flipped once and landed face down with a thud, sword flying end over end to land ten 
feet away. The crowd gasped for a moment then roared. His team roared. He looked to 
see memory, gazing forward blindly as always, but clearly smiling at him.

                                        * * * 

Back in the night mist, he was tired and hurt. After a long fight, minutes under this 
barrage. It must happen soon. Stoic knew he would die. But he wasn't dead yet. He saw 
the elf circling, waiting for another attack. He saw the moonlight and the trees. He 
felt the watching eyes. He felt memory and old Wyvern and his team. He knew they could 
see. He felt his opponents and all the gladiators in him for this moment. He felt his 
parents, who only saw in him a mouth to feed. He saw the high elf, still glistening, 
now with sweat -- still looking down on Stoic -- looking down not with haughty 
indignation as before, but the desperation of a man trying to chop down a stone tower 
and just realizing his error. Stoic saw not confidence but desperation. For the first 
time, resignation gave way to fury. "Strike Now," he heard in his mind.

The elf leapt forward, blade flashing. Stoic spun to his right, pulling the massive 
blade in his wake. The elf and his blade shot through the spot Stoic had been, then 
turned back in disbelief at the unexpected life in his easy quarry. "Strike Now," 
Stoic thought, as he continued his spin, continued his fury, pulling the blade full 
circle, letting out a roar that called all the judging eyes to witness.

The blade felt warm in his hand. He struggled to catch his breath. The arc of the 
blade had pulled him another half circle away from his opponent. He looked back at the 
elf, ready for the next attack. The elf's body stood, head lying on its shoulder, neck 
detached entirely where the blade had hewn through. The head's eyes were still open, 
judging differently now, askew. Immortal these Dark Arena champions were, and 
immortality makes death an odd thing. Stoic fell to his knees, sobbing. The fight was 
over. And it might never end. 

                                          -- memory

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ERINIKA once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
MYTHOS 14.  But how many friends do you have now?  Looking for a good fight, 
confident, skilled, tough opponents.  Well don't look at VULPECULA, cause they 
dropped by 13.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, LUDUS MAGNUS' 1st moved them up to 2-0-0 place.  What's 
with SPICLUS?  He actually beat ERINIKA's CONVICTED THIEF, and walked away with 21 
more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at ERINIKA while they watched DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL clobber SUHAIL.  He lost 3 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  MONKEY BUSINESS was reminded on the sands why MURMILLO is Duelmaster.  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.   
     Warriors of ERINIKA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     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!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURMILLO 7023             SL  8   2  0   112       LUDUS MAGNUS (793)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLUS 7024               ST  9   2  0    97       LUDUS MAGNUS (793)
 CALISTA 3244              AB 12  11  0    94       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY BUSINESS 6885      TP 12  11  0    70       M IS FOR MONKEY (764)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR GARLON 7400           AB  8   1  0    65       MYTHOS 7 (845)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERGAL 7434               AB  7   1  0    53       MYTHOS 14 (852)
-MARDUK 7435               ST  3   0  1    47       MYTHOS 14 (852)
-MILLENNIA 4601            PL  7   6  1    46       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-LUCIA 4726                LU  5   6  0    42       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)               *
 WRENCH 6708               PR  8   8  1    37       M IS FOR MONKEY (764)
 COUSIN PAPA SMURF 4944    AB  3   0  0    36       EVIL SMURF HORDE 5 (565)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAEVIA 7832               LU  2   1  0    33       LUDUS MAGNUS MM (920)                    *
-PORK SCHNITZEL 7162       BA  4   2  0    29       P IS FOR PIG (767)                       *
-PIG IN A POKE 6722        LU  5   9  0    28       P IS FOR PIG (767)                       *
 ALPHA ANTLIAE 7913        AB  5   1  0    28       ANTLIA (935)                             *
-SPARTACUS 7750            ST  2   0  0    27       LUDUS MAGNUS XVIII (904)                 *
-WILBUR 6721               AB  5   7  0    26       P IS FOR PIG (767)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANSER 7862                AB  4   2  0    22       VULPECULA (925)                          *
 MENKALINAN 7930           AB  4   2  1    21       AURIGA (938)                             *
 SUHAIL 7869               AB  3   3  0    21       VELA (926)                               *
 SPICLUS 7766                  1   0  0    21       LUDUS MAGNUS XV (907)                    [AB-LU]
-TETRAIDES 7778                1   0  0    20       LUDUS MAGNUS XII (909)                   [LU-ST]
-VERUS 7773                ST  1   0  0    18       LUDUS MAGNUS XIII (908)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OENOMAUS 7809                 1   0  0    15       LUDUS MAGNUS CD (915)                    [AB-LU]
-GANNICUS 7802                 1   1  0    15       LUDUS MAGNUS LXX (914)                   [LU-ST]
-BARCA 7846                    1   1  0    14       LUDUS MAGNUS M (922)                     [LU-ST]
-MILEY THOR 7727               1   0  0    14       YUPPIE HORDE (754)                       [AB-WS]
 CERVANTES 7933            AB  3   3  1    13       ARA (939)                                *
 FLAMMA 7760               AB  1   0  0    13       LUDUS MAGNUS XVI (906)
-SEGOVAX 7826                  1   0  0    13       LUDUS MAGNUS CCC (918)                   [LU-ST]
 PERICLES 7818                 1   0  0    13       LUDUS MAGNUS CC (917)                    [AB-LU]
-PIGLET 6989                   2   1  1    12       P IS FOR PIG (767)                       [PR-ST]
 BESTIARII 7746                1   0  0     8       LUDUS MAGNUS XIX (903)                   [AB-LU]
-THE ROCK 7728                 1   0  0     8       YUPPIE HORDE (754)                       [AB-WS]
-CAPELLA 7928                  1   0  0     8       AURIGA (938)                             [AB-ST]

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MURMILLO devastated MONKEY BUSINESS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CALISTA subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
GALLUS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SIR GARLON devastated WRENCH in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
NERGAL demolished ANSER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
COUSIN PAPA SMURF overpowered CERVANTES in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SUHAIL was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ALPHA ANTLIAE handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven melee.
MENKALINAN won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.
BESTIARII defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
PERICLES overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OENOMAUS overcame PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute bout.
SPICLUS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FLAMMA devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      13         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        49 -  20 -  2      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 350 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW        10 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MURMILLO 7023               8   2  0  112 LUDUS MAGNUS (793)
STRIKING ATTACK  GALLUS 7024                 9   2  0   97 LUDUS MAGNUS (793)
AIMED BLOW       CALISTA 3244               12  11  0   94 DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
TOTAL PARRY      MONKEY BUSINESS 6885       12  11  0   70 M IS FOR MONKEY (764)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CALISTA 3244.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CALISTA 3244.  The ten other most popular fighters were NERGAL 7434, OENOMAUS 
7809, MURMILLO 7023, GALLUS 7024, SIR GARLON 7400, COUSIN PAPA SMURF 4944, ALPHA 
ANTLIAE 7913, MENKALINAN 7930, BESTIARII 7746, and SPICLUS 7766.

The least popular fighter this week was SUHAIL 7869.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CERVANTES 7933, WRENCH 6708, PERICLES 7818, ANSER 7862, MONKEY BUSINESS 
6885, FLAMMA 7760, SPICLUS 7766, BESTIARII 7746, MENKALINAN 7930, and ALPHA ANTLIAE 
7913.

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