DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2014    Duedate: 10/04/2014

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-763

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROCK RHYMES
RUN DMC (636)
(1-9121) [10-3-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROCK RHYMES                    POSITION IS EMPTY
RUN DMC (636)                  
(1-9121) [10-3-0,110]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SCHOOLBUS DRIVER               MADAME TIGER
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
(1-8963) [21-22-1,91]          (1-9209) [1-3-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RUN DMC (636)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOZE (605)                 23
2. RUN DMC (636)               22      RUN DMC (636)
3. COLORFUL (657)              20      Unchartered Team
4. UPSTARTS (40)                5
5. TIP OFF (653)                1      FULL TILT (287)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RUN DMC (636)            156 108  7 59.1   1/ 1 RUN DMC (636)             8  4 0
 2/ 2 UPSTARTS (40)            105  81  2 56.5   2/ 3 COLORFUL (657)            7  7 0
 3/ 3 LOW ROAD 3 (644)         161 127  4 55.9   3/ 2 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   7  8 0
 4/ 4 TIP OFF (653)             14  14  1 50.0   4/ 4 UPSTARTS (40)             6  4 0
 5/ 5 BOOZE (605)              164 169 15 49.2   5/ 6 TIP OFF (653)             2  1 0
 6/ 6 COLORFUL (657)            45  65  3 40.9   6/ 5 LOW ROAD 3 (644)          1  3 0
 7/ 7 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  720 %1073 19 40.2   7- 8*SUPPLY DEPOT (520)        1  4 0
 8- 9*SUPPLY DEPOT (520)         1   4  0 20.0   8/ 9 BOOZE (605)               1  6 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 762): ROCK RHYMES of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 645): OOZING MY MIND of YOU PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 767): ORGAN GRINDER of I WANT YOU (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 739): TUM'S SOCKS of SMELLS LIKE FROG (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 763): PULPER of HISTORICAL KOLACT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 758): ZONE of CONTROL (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 767): FROGLE ROCK of BATTLE FROGS 12-14 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 751): SAUSAGE STUFFING of TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (The Dark One)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 753): RAIN MAN of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 752): SL'S IRONWOOD of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 718): WHISKERS of PORN IN A BARN (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 707): UNFORTUNATE RAKE of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 700): 21 of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 651): RUNAWAY JIM of PHISH (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 311): DALAN HILLEI of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 304): FLAMING MOE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 596): LON OLBERT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 644): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 762): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 645): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 767): I WANT YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 739): THUNDERCATS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 763): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 757): LIKE IT! (Mr. Gusto, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 767): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 751): HORSELAKE HEROES (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 753): HELP WANTED (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 752): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 718): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 707): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 700): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 651): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 311): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 304): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 596): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): BASH BROS REMOTE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 644): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 767): SFC 11 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 762): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 757): CRUSADER of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 750): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
                           JHAARAN of THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                           COUNT BLYTHE of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 753): DIZZ SCHUIER of HELP WANTED (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 751): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
                           IXION of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 706): VORONSAL MAUR of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 311): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for HARVEY, who pummelled RUBE, to pocket 20 points.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 14 
points to HARVEY.  (Discrete enough, RUBE?) ROCK RHYMES successfully staved off a 
grab for the roses by SCHOOLBUS DRIVER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS.  Does MORDANT have no 
one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of UPSTARTS should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, BOOZE scurried away from UPSTARTS.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and RUBE is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  
Isn't UPSTARTS proud!  DR J challenged DOMESTIC DERVISH!  Who says TIP OFF are just a 
bunch of wimps!  DR J of TIP OFF kept his wits as he was subdued by DOMESTIC DERVISH. 
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, THE SAUCE 
of BOOZE has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Forgive and forget is not my 
motto.  Take heed, COLORFUL, as GEORGIA PEACH's death remains unavenged.  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed 
simile, I now bid MORDANT farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK RHYMES 9121             10   3  0   110       RUN DMC (636)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MY ADIDAS 8733               13   0  1   118       RUN DMC (636)
 DOMESTIC DERVISH 8943        21  31  0    94       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 SCHOOLBUS DRIVER 8963        21  22  1    91       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR J 9092                     5   6  0    72       TIP OFF (653)
 BUSTER MARNE 8956            12  33  1    70       LOW ROAD 3 (644)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEVE NASH 9096               3   3  1    64       TIP OFF (653)
 KING OF ROCK 9067             8  10  1    63       RUN DMC (636)
 UG LEE 952                    6   4  0    63       UPSTARTS (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK B. NIMBLE 9078          10   4  0    54       RUN DMC (636)
 HANDY DANDY 9061              9  18  1    46       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAINT IT BLACK 9221           2   0  0    22       COLORFUL (657)
 LEOPARD SPOTS 9169            2   3  0    21       COLORFUL (657)
-BOB MCADOO 9136               2   2  0    21       TIP OFF (653)
 HARVEY 9219                   1   1  0    21       BOOZE (605)
 JMJ 9161                      4   2  0    19       RUN DMC (636)
 MASKED MELON 9210             3   1  0    16       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 MORIARITY 933                 3   7  0    16       UPSTARTS (40)
 MADAME TIGER 9209             1   3  0    15       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-LOVE PINK 9204                3   0  0    14       COLORFUL (657)
-GONK 7029                     1   0  0    14       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
-REMY 9155                     2   0  0    11       BOOZE (605)
 JUSTIN THYME 9208             2   0  0    11       UPSTARTS (40)
 JACK OF SHADOWS 9205          2   2  0     8       COLORFUL (657)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY HAIRSTON 9095           0   1  0     7       TIP OFF (653)
-CHUMLY 7030                   0   1  0     7       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 RUBE 9184                     1   2  0     5       UPSTARTS (40)
-JOLLIE 7032                   0   1  0     2       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 PRICKLY HEAT 9207             0   2  0     2       UPSTARTS (40)
 BATTLESHIP GREY 9220          0   2  0     2       COLORFUL (657)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD DRUNK 9223         0  1 0 BOOZE 605            SHEWISH GIANT         763  NONE
THE SAUCE 9024          6  8 0 BOOZE 605            HIGH ELF              763  NONE
GEORGIA PEACH 9174      8  4 1 COLORFUL 657         SCHOOLBUS DRIVER 8963 759  NOT REVENGED
CATTY WENCH 9055       13 11 0 HOMICIDAL MANIAC 121 STEVE NASH 9096       759  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moriarty -- You... AGAIN? -- Leopard Spots

Prickly Heat -- *Golf Clap*  Nice effort.  Nice train.  Keep working hard! -- Love
Pink, Motivational Speaker

Madame Tiger -- I may have to use that desperation strategy all the time.  I looked
GOOD, didn't I?  Until I lost, I mean.  But before that! -- Jack

Masked Melon -- Just one more hit....  Just one more shot and I win that fight.
Dang. -- Battleship Grey

Jack of Shadows -- Why should you expect skills from me?  We are not a tourney team,
and in regard to experience, what you see is what you get.  I haven't had time to
acquire any skills to teach. -- Madame Tiger

Well, three-two isn't impressive, but it's better. -- Schoolbus Driver

Dr J -- Oh, thank you SOOO much, I just NEEDED that loss!  If I have to hold up the
honor of the Low Road without assistance, as apparently I do, I need to WIN.  (heavy
sigh)  Practice.... -- Buster Marne

Rock Rhymes -- Um, agate maggot?  Amber clamber?  Not that amber is EXACTLY a rock,
but close enough.  Pyrite skywriter?  Slate gate?  Granite vanity?  No, too many
syllables.  Even as simple as stone bone? -- Domestic Dervish, distracted from
cleaning

Snakes, bah.  I trample them under my wheels. -- Schoolbus Driver

King of Rock -- Elvis?!?  Is that YOU? -- Handy Dandy

Jack of Shadows -- Best I can do for you. -- Madame Tiger

Battleship Grey -- I thought you needed some red trim. -- Masked Melon
P.S.  Better than having melon seeds everywhere.

10 September 14
Announcing the 1st Veterans Ballot for the Shadowspire Hall of Fame.
      Here are the voting rules.

First Ballot:  Anyone that has played a turn in Shadowspire during turns 1-200 is
eligible to vote.
One ballot per player.  Having multiple teams does not mean more than one ballot.
Give Team name and Manager/Real Name when voting.
Vote for a max of 10 warriors on the ballot.
You CANNOT vote for your own warriors during the first vote.
The top 10 warriors receiving votes will go to the Finals Ballot.  (Any ties for
tenth will be also be included in finals.)
NOTE: All warriors that DO NOT receive at least one vote will not be eligible for
future HOF ballots.

The Finals Ballot: 
It will be a YES or NO vote by all players that have graduated a warrior from
Shadowpsire in the first 200 turns.
For a warrior to be inducted into Hall of Fame they must receive at least 60% yes
vote.
Ballots are available at the Shadowspire Hall of Fame at Google Drive (Click the
81HOFBALLOT pdf or excel file, the print or download option is at top of page) or
requesting one by diplo to Clan Longbeard(39) in DM 81 or by the email listed below. 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_GugEukwTCWRnVtLVFVNXBZeGM&usp=sharing

How to place your votes:
1--You can print the pdf ballot and fill out, then diplo to me or ask for my mailing
address by private message to mail directly.
2--You can download the excel sheet and fill out and save, then email ballot as an
attachment.  (The excel Ballot is protected, so you can only write in the proper
areas.)
3--You can just email your Team name/Manager/Real Name and the names of the 10
warriors you are voting for to the email to cjcaviness1962 at gmail dot com.

Anyone that knows players that have played in Shadowspire that are not currently
active, please contact them and ask them to participate in the voting, they have
earned the right and we want their participation.

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE SAUCE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD DRUNK was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DR J was luckily beaten by DOMESTIC DERVISH in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
UG LEE viciously subdued JACK B. NIMBLE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
LEOPARD SPOTS defeated MORIARITY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
BATTLESHIP GREY was devastated by MASKED MELON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
JUSTIN THYME savagely defeated JACK OF SHADOWS in a 6 minute Challenge struggle.
HARVEY handily defeated RUBE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ROCK RHYMES vanquished SCHOOLBUS DRIVER in a action packed 1 minute uneven Title duel.
BUSTER MARNE was viciously subdued by TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
HANDY DANDY was handily defeated by KING OF ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JMJ demolished PRICKLY HEAT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MADAME TIGER was unbelievably bested by PAINT IT BLACK in a 4 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  32 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  23 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  26 -  0      26  |

Turn 763 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROCK RHYMES 9121           10   3  0  110 RUN DMC (636)
STRIKING ATTACK  UG LEE 952                  6   4  0   63 UPSTARTS (40)
AIMED BLOW       JACK B. NIMBLE 9078        10   4  0   54 RUN DMC (636)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SCHOOLBUS DRIVER 8963.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MADAME TIGER 9209.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR J 9092, 
UG LEE 952, JACK OF SHADOWS 9205, JACK B. NIMBLE 9078, ROCK RHYMES 9121, LEOPARD 
SPOTS 9169, HARVEY 9219, JMJ 9161, MASKED MELON 9210, and THE SAUCE 9024.

The least popular fighter this week was JUSTIN THYME 9208.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PRICKLY HEAT 9207, HANDY DANDY 9061, SCHOOLBUS DRIVER 8963, 
RUBE 9184, BATTLESHIP GREY 9220, DEAD DRUNK 9223, PAINT IT BLACK 9221, KING OF ROCK 
9067, BUSTER MARNE 8956, and MORIARITY 933.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DOMESTIC DERVISH (1-8943) HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

               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. 

                           STINGER (30-4098) RANDOM  (391) 
                    BUCK ROGERS (82-53730) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                      FRIED DUCKPINS (82-52331) 120507F  (8812) 
                      JESSICA (82-53734) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                   7TH SAMURAI (82-54800) SUPE FORCES 1801  (9246) 
                     STEAMING EARL (82-24992) SAUNA TIME  (3991) 
                    ARNOLD LAYNE (82-52842) ROOKIE PINK 1  (8905) 
                       HORMONE HOAGIE (82-55291) 01808X  (9340) 
               MINGE THE MARVELOUS (82-44835) HOLE IN THE WALL  (7539) 
                   CHILI CHEESE (82-19622) NOTHING BUT DIP  (3042) 
                 POST OFFICE BUILDING (84-4780) S. FORCES 7804  (916) 
                   HANNIBAL LECTER (84-8637) STATE OF MIND  (1582) 
                        BUTT GOBLIN (84-14415) 060310M  (2531) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes