DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/12/2014    Duedate: 09/25/2014

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-758

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZONE
CONTROL (390)
(6-4547) [13-4-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZONE                           ST MARY'S
CONTROL (390)                  HIGHER LEARNING (607)
(6-4547) [13-4-0,132]          (6-6970) [2-0-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TORPEDO                        LUTHER ALLISON
MMM BEER (587)                 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6712) [12-5-0,70]           (6-6949) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK AND BLUES (575)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)     33
2. LIKE IT! (600)              27      LIKE IT! (600)
3. HIGHER LEARNING (607)       25      Unchartered Team
4. MACHINES OF WAR (540)       16
5. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          12      HIGHER LEARNING (607)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIKE IT! (600)            49  27  2 64.5   1/ 3 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     6  6 1
 2/ 2 CONTROL (390)             17  11  1 60.7   2/ 5 CONTROL (390)             5  1 0
 3/ 4 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    193 143  5 57.4   3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   5  5 0
 4/ 0 BALTO (543)               44  37  4 54.3   4/ 1 LIKE IT! (600)            5  5 0
 5/ 6 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   63  58  4 52.1   5/ 6*HIGHER LEARNING (607)     4  5 1
 6/ 7 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       432 464 17 48.2   6/ 7 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     4  9 1
 7/ 8 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     78  89  5 46.7   7/ 4 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        4 11 0
 8/ 3*HIGHER LEARNING (607)      4   5  1 44.4   8/ 8 MMM BEER (587)            2  0 0
 9/ 9 MMM BEER (587)            22  30  3 42.3   9/ 0 BALTO (543)               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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 761): DOMESTIC DERVISH of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 644): OOZING MY MIND of YOU PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 766): JURY DUTY of MAJOR BUMMER (Coach, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 738): FLOPSY of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 762): PULPER of HISTORICAL KOLACT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 757): CRUSADER of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 766): DRAGON FRUIT of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 750): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 752): RAIN MAN of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 751): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 717): KERN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 706): VORONSAL MAUR of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 699): 21 of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 650): MOLOTOV of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 595): LON OLBERT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 643): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 761): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 644): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 766): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 738): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 762): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 757): LIKE IT! (Mr. Gusto, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 766): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 750): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 752): HELP WANTED (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 751): PACE INVADER (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 717): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 706): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 699): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 650): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 595): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): BASH BROS REMOTE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 643): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 760): FIANNA QUINN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (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   7 BONSUR (turn 765): MAIDEN HAIR PASTA of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit)
 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  21 SUNSET (turn 751): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
                           IXION of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
               (turn 750): SOCRATES OF SHRED of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 716): ALOYSIUS THE BEAR of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                          20TH CENTURY FOX of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 706): VORONSAL MAUR of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 705): ASH of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 698): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STREET RACER of PUBLIC NUISANCE (Padre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TRANSEL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, LIKE IT!, since BLACK AND 
BLUES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  CONTROL turned their 
1-1-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-0-0 is nice, but don't get 
cocky, MEDAL OF HONOR Y2, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see PRIVATE 1 win a fight and gain 22 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, PRIVATE 1 beat ODD and ODD lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Looks like TRANSEL has some guts at least, CRUSADER the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most-challenged warrior.  CRUSADER Dark Arena Challenged KOLDIS THE CRAFTY for 
TRANSEL's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of 
life, TRANSEL may be getting bland, as CRUSADER stays top dog in the city.  The 
Sultan's Tent, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From TRANSEL's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  BLACK AND BLUES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like LIKE IT! avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  I guess I can give a little credit to ELON of HIGHER 
LEARNING for challenging up by 23 to WILLIE BROWN.  ELON lost to get 4 points of 
recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy CRUSADER a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  Honor 
is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in TRANSEL to get a drink than The Sultan's 
Tent!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, 
you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZONE 4547                    13   4  0   132       CONTROL (390)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESMOND DOSS 6819            13   2  0   124       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 PRETZEL 6841                 12   2  0   108       LIKE IT! (600)
 PRIVATE 4 6850               14   6  1    93       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 R.L. 6842                    17  10  1    92       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759        19  33  0    90       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 PRIVATE 1 6882               11   5  0    88       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 ODD 6533                      8   1  0    75       BALTO (543)
 TORPEDO 6712                 12   5  0    70       MMM BEER (587)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET 6839                   12   5  0    60       LIKE IT! (600)
-MARCH MADNESS 6945            4   0  0    60       LIKE IT! (600)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUFFY BOY 6824               8  23  0    54       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNEES MCGEE 6852              8  17  0    41       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ROLL 4546                     4   3  1    41       CONTROL (390)
 NOT ME 6933                   6   5  0    40       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-USURPER 6956                  1   3  1    31       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 WILLIE BROWN 6944             6   3  0    26       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 SERGEANT 3 6920               5   5  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 ST MARY'S 6970                2   0  1    26       HIGHER LEARNING (607)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GONZAGA 6969                  1   0  0    20       HIGHER LEARNING (607)
 BLACK WIDOW 6958              2   3  0    16       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-CORONA 6798                   1   0  1    14       MMM BEER (587)
 XAVIER 6968                   1   1  0    10       HIGHER LEARNING (607)
-CORONITA 6799                 1   0  0     8       MMM BEER (587)
-FELL'S 6576                   0   2  0     6       BALTO (543)
 PICT 6979                     1   1  0     4       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 ELON 6967                     0   2  0     4       HIGHER LEARNING (607)
 LUTHER ALLISON 6949           0   2  0     2       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAM CHATMON 6940        4  2 0 BLACK AND BLUES 575  USURPER 6956          754  REVENGED
SLOPPY DRUNK 6957       3  3 0 BLACK AND BLUES 575  ST MARY'S 6970        758   
1+0=2 6983              0  1 0 HIGHER LEARNING 607  KOLDIS THE CRAFT      758  NONE
MONEY 6838             12  4 0 LIKE IT! 600         R.L. 6842             756   
YUCK! 6982              0  1 0 LIKE IT! 600         JAKON STARSTRIKE      758  NONE
DEADMAN 6984            0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  VAREN D'KENSIS        758  NONE
DEADMEAT 6985           0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  C'YLENRE THE SLY      758  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Higher Learning -- I've been a receipient of that "new math" of yours, not my idea of
fun...or yours either if I'm near when you do it! -- NAIEI

Our congratulations to Crusader.  If Alice were present, she'd cheer. -- Not-a-Nut
Jones

An oh-fer with no standbys.  Maybe we can take a vacation soon? -- Not-a-Nut Jones

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

CRUSADER viciously butchered KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEADMEAT was murdered by C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEADMAN was assassinated by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
1+0=2 was barely slain by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
YUCK! was murdered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
SWEET devastated ROLL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ELON was unbelievably bested by WILLIE BROWN in a 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
XAVIER was overcome by SERGEANT 3 in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ST MARY'S easily killed SLOPPY DRUNK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ZONE vanquished R.L. in a 3 minute one-sided Title duel.
PRETZEL vanquished ALICE AIN'T HERE in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
ODD was overcome by PRIVATE 1 in a 2 minute bout.
PRIVATE 4 overpowered PEREGRINE FIREHAWK in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
TORPEDO handily defeated NOT ME in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
FLUFFY BOY devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KNEES MCGEE was handily defeated by THETAS TOMAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLACK WIDOW defeated LUTHER ALLISON in a action packed 4 minute beginner's struggle.
PICT was bested by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  25 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  32 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  32 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  14 -  1      26  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 758 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONE 4547                  13   4  0  132 CONTROL (390)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRETZEL 6841               12   2  0  108 LIKE IT! (600)
TOTAL PARRY      R.L. 6842                  17  10  1   92 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
LUNGING ATTACK   PRIVATE 1 6882             11   5  0   88 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
PARRY-STRIKE     ODD 6533                    8   1  0   75 BALTO (543)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROLL 4546                   4   3  1   41 CONTROL (390)
AIMED BLOW       NOT ME 6933                 6   5  0   40 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TORPEDO 6712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LUTHER ALLISON 6949.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRETZEL 6841, 
BLACK WIDOW 6958, ELON 6967, XAVIER 6968, PRIVATE 1 6882, 1+0=2 6983, ZONE 4547, 
PRIVATE 4 6850, TORPEDO 6712, and FLUFFY BOY 6824.

The least popular fighter this week was KNEES MCGEE 6852.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were R.L. 6842, SLOPPY DRUNK 6957, ROLL 4546, YUCK! 6982, DEADMEAT 
6985, PICT 6979, NOT ME 6933, ODD 6533, SERGEANT 3 6920, and DEADMAN 6984.

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

CRUSADER (6-6341) MACHINES OF WAR (540)