DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/20/2014    Duedate: 10/03/2014

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-756

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MISDIAGNOSIS
BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
(16-5644) [10-6-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MISDIAGNOSIS                   RIGHTEOUS
BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)        ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
(16-5644) [10-6-0,132]         (16-6238) [7-1-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK INDEKKER                 RIGHTEOUS
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
(16-6069) [20-37-1,98]         (16-6238) [7-1-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)   33
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     28      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)    12      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)     10
5. ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)        2      ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)      8   1  0 88.9   1/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 1
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  901 437 23 67.3   2/ 1 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  6  8 0
 3/ 5 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   10   7  0 58.8   3/ 6 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   3  0 0
 4/ 4 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  76  57  5 57.1   4/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       3 11 0
 5/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      928 %1242 28 42.8   5/ 4*ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)     2  1 0
 6/ 7 BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)  10  21  1 32.3   6/ 7 BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)  1  4 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 757): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 759): AGONY of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 748): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 753): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 755): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): HAMMER REVIEW of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): WATER RAT of LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): SEAWEED of BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 730): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 620): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 605): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 587): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): APACHE FOG of SUPERNATURAL (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley Do-Right, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 545): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 536): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 757): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 759): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 748): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 753): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 755): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Flody, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): XXX BANDITS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 730): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 620): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 605): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 587): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 537): CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           STRYCHNINE of PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 748): LAME OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            LAUGHTER REDKNIFE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): KID DYNAMITE of STRATEGY, DAMMIT! (Riff-Raff, mgr.)
              (turn 740): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BLOOD ON THE TRACKS was 
unseated this week as GOLDEN GLADIATORS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 2-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week BASH BROS. DOCTOR went 1-0-0 to move up 3 
in the rankings.  GOLDEN GLOVES caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested SOFA'YAM and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, FLY BYE put down WHIP SAWYER, causing him to lose 3 
points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on BLACK INDEKKER as he bore arms against the challenge of reigning 
Duelmaster MISDIAGNOSIS.  Not for nothing has MISDIAGNOSIS in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is CHUCKS' PINUPS, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of GOLDEN GLADIATORS are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after BLACK INDEKKER.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISDIAGNOSIS 5644            10   6  0   132       BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDFINCH 6183               10   3  0   105       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 EARLY ONE MORNING 6010       17   3  0   104       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069          20  37  1    98       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 FLY BYE 6218                  6   3  1    94       BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)
-GOLDEN FLASH 6061            26  15  0    93       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIGHTEOUS 6238                7   1  0    90       ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
 GOLDEN GLOVES 6173           11  11  1    77       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                14  32  0    74       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SAWYER 6126             13  34  0    73       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN TONGUE 6259            8   3  1    51       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248        4   3  1    48       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
 HOMEMADE DRESS 6269           8   3  1    39       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250          4   3  0    30       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
-TEMPEST STORM 6200            1   2  0    25       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AU 6249                       4  10  0    22       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-AUDREY HEPBURN 6202           1   2  0    22       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
-BANANA FROG 6258              2   1  0    21       BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)
 RUSTY NEALES 6289             2   5  0    11       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GLORY 6236                    1   0  0    10       ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
 PENANCE 6331                  0   1  0     1       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JUNK K 6329             0  1 0 BATTLE FROGS 11- 629 DARK CHAMPION         756  NONE
DA1 6326                0  1 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 SHEWISH GIANT         756  NONE
HANNAH BALL 6271        3  6 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    GOLDEN TONGUE 6259    755   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Misdiagnose -- Apparently your Manager is yet misdiagnosing?  A salute to the golden
DM. -- Midas

Punny Aminals -- Shucks!  Golden Tongue didn't mean to kill Hannah.  He talks a good
game, but....  I apologize on his behalf.  May Hannah fight well in That Great Arena
In The Sky. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Papa's Bankbook -- You must be broke?  Bwahahahah.  Golden Gloves (sliding that
golden belt around his waist)

Pandora -- I hate queens and I hate tentacles.  So there! -- AU

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Gold. -- Midas

An oh-fer with a death!  And it says right there in the newsletter that you MURDERED
Hannah, Golden Tongue.  What did she ever do to you?  Did she... turn you down? --
Black Indekker

Misdiagnosis -- Anyone could have seen that I wasn't pregnant.  Anyone but YOU.
Gods, you're scary! -- Black Indekker

Righteous -- Nope, still oily.  Ugh. -- Sofa'yam

Golden Tongue -- Dead I may be, but I can still tell them all what you--

(a rattle of chains and the slam of a heavy door)

The Hierophant -- Authority figures.  I hate you all. -- Whip Sawyer

Homemade Dress -- A pencil skirt?  How the heck am I going to fight hobbled by a
pencil skirt? -- Rusty Neales

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

JUNK K was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
MISDIAGNOSIS handily defeated BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
RIGHTEOUS was unbelievably bested by EARLY ONE MORNING in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
GOLDEN GLOVES demolished SOFA'YAM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
WHIP SAWYER was overpowered by FLY BYE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GOLDEN TONGUE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
HOMEMADE DRESS vanquished AU in a 2 minute uneven duel.
RUSTY NEALES was vanquished by PAPA'S BANKBOOK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PENANCE was vanquished by MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        30 -  24 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  14 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 756 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MISDIAGNOSIS 5644          10   6  0  132 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
TOTAL PARRY      EARLY ONE MORNING 6010     17   3  0  104 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
BASHING ATTACK   FLY BYE 6218                6   3  1   94 BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)
AIMED BLOW       HOMEMADE DRESS 6269         8   3  1   39 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK INDEKKER 6069.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RIGHTEOUS 6238.  The ten other most popular fighters were MISDIAGNOSIS 5644, 
HOMEMADE DRESS 6269, GOLDEN GLOVES 6173, GOLDEN TONGUE 6259, DA1 6326, EARLY ONE 
MORNING 6010, FLY BYE 6218, PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250, JUNK K 6329, and BLACK INDEKKER 
6069.

The least popular fighter this week was PENANCE 6331.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUSTY NEALES 6289, AU 6249, WHIP SAWYER 6126, SOFA'YAM 6128, BLACK 
INDEKKER 6069, JUNK K 6329, PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250, FLY BYE 6218, EARLY ONE MORNING 
6010, and DA1 6326.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLACK INDEKKER (16-6069) PUNNY AMINALS (305)