DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2014    Duedate: 09/27/2014

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-753

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAIN MAN
THE MENTORS (609)
(18-8344) [11-3-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAIN MAN                       SUSHI HANGOVER
THE MENTORS (609)              FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
(18-8344) [11-3-0,116]         (18-10313) [8-1-1,103]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAYLAN OSBORNE                 RAIN MAN
HELP WANTED (671)              THE MENTORS (609)
(18-9346) [12-9-0,98]          (18-8344) [11-3-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HELP WANTED (671)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELP WANTED (671)           42
2. THE MENTORS (609)           37      SPORTS FLICKS (718)
3. GHAELIE SIDHE (495)         23      Unchartered Team
4. FISHY FISHY FISH (703)      13
5. KHORS PRAETORIANS VI (698)  11KHORS PRAETORIANS VI (698)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/11*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (698)   3   0  0  100   1/ 1 HELP WANTED (671)         9  5 0
 2/ 1*FISHY FISHY FISH (703)     8   1  1 88.9   2- 0 SPORTS FLICKS (718)       7  3 1
 3/ 0 SPORTS FLICKS (718)       36  14  4 72.0   3/ 7 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     5  5 1
 4/ 2 ANIMAL PHARM (533)       100  75  6 57.1   4- 3 SEA DOGS (224)            4  1 1
 5/ 3 HELP WANTED (671)        143 116 12 55.2   5/ 2 STONE COLD (713)          4  4 0
 6- 5 SEA DOGS (224)           508 454 35 52.8   6/ 4 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       4  8 0
 7/ 4 STONE COLD (713)          25  23  0 52.1   7/ 5 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        3  3 0
 8/ 6 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    184 170 15 52.0   8/ 9 THE MENTORS (609)         3 11 0
 9/ 7 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)      123 122 14 50.2   9/ 8*FISHY FISHY FISH (703)    2  1 1
10/ 8 THE MENTORS (609)         24  27  3 47.1  10/25*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (698)  1  0 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 644): 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 766): DRAGON FRUIT of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 751): SAUSAGE STUFFING of TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (The Dark One)
 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 700): 21 of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 650): MOLOTOV of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, 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 644): 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 766): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 751): HORSELAKE HEROES (Bill, 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 700): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 650): 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   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  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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
TALCAMA.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Take 
a look at KHORS PRAETORIANS VI's act, as they have a 1-0-0 week and gain 15 places in 
the team ranking.  Hey everybody, watch out for CRIOFAN, who flew up 22 points in the 
rankings after mashing GRANITE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  GRANITE lost to CRIOFAN and drops 
20 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  
RAIN MAN made a challenge against INZO this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up 
with aught but bloody knuckles was GHAELIE SIDHE's INZO, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by RAIN MAN.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid HELP WANTED, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does TALCAMA really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  HELP WANTED + Weapons That go Boom = GHAELIE SIDHE + Avoid City.  And who 
is this INZO you ask, with 92 points and a 18-13-2 record.  Ooh, the tales I could 
tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, ROWDY RODDY went after GAYLAN 
OSBORNE, who was higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, ROWDY RODDY lost 
to GAYLAN OSBORNE.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  We might as well mark the passing of OXYCONTIN-TAIL, who 
was relatively new to the arena at 5-3-0.  Probably killed before hers first shave.  
Big man!  SUSHI HANGOVER kills OXYCONTIN-TAIL.  Who ya gonna  fight next, SUSHI 
HANGOVER--Minnie Mouse?  I hope ANIMAL PHARM has a good enough fighter to beat the 
snot out of SUSHI HANGOVER.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will 
may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TALCAMA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN MAN 8344                11   3  0   116       THE MENTORS (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EDDY 10120                   11   2  0   114       SEA DOGS (224)
 SUSHI HANGOVER 10313          8   1  1   103       FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
 DIZZ SCHUIER 9345            15   5  1    98       HELP WANTED (671)
 GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346          12   9  0    98       HELP WANTED (671)
 INZO 7284                    18  13  2    92       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOWELL HALE 9347             13   7  1    81       HELP WANTED (671)
-HOOSIERS 10580                9   1  0    80       SPORTS FLICKS (718)
 ROWDY RODDY 10496             6   5  0    67       STONE COLD (713)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIOFAN 8987                  8  10  1    66       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-TIN CUP 10577                 6   4  1    59       SPORTS FLICKS (718)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCKY 10579                   8   2  2    57       SPORTS FLICKS (718)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASETH 8046                  10  13  1    56       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-ZOCORCUPINE 7882              8   2  0    56       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 HARLEQUIN 10203               3   0  0    49       KHORS PRAETORIANS VI (698)
 PICKLE BYSTROM 9344          11   4  0    46       HELP WANTED (671)
-THIRD WIND 10542              3   1  1    46       SEA DOGS (224)
 GRANITE 10494                 9   5  0    43       STONE COLD (713)
-CUTTING EDGE 10576            6   4  1    43       SPORTS FLICKS (718)
-BRUISER BRODY 10500           5   1  0    40       STONE COLD (713)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOVETAIL JOINT 10545          5   2  0    33       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
-IVAN KOLOFF 10521             3   2  0    32       STONE COLD (713)
 CROMLEIGH 10559               4   3  0    30       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-THE NATURAL 10578             7   3  0    27       SPORTS FLICKS (718)
 THE HOMOPHOBE 9542            5   4  1    26       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 THE PESSEMIST 9550            5   3  0    25       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 THE DEMOCRAT 9541             4   5  0    25       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE ANTABUSE 10560           1   0  0    20       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 BUSTA 10509                   2   5  2    17       THE MENTORS (609)
-ROGUE WAVE 10482              1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (224)
 LEGACY 10584                  1   0  0    14       THE MENTORS (609)
 THE CUCKOLD 10570             1   1  1     7       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-MOONDOG SPOT 10553            0   2  0     6       STONE COLD (713)
 LOIS LERNER 10567             1   2  0     5       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-ALPACA-SELTZER 10561          0   1  0     1       ANIMAL PHARM (533)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OXYCONTIN-TAIL 7915     5  3 0 ANIMAL PHARM 533     SUSHI HANGOVER 10313  753   
BAD LIEUTENANT 9452     3  5 1 HELP WANTED 671      HASETH 8046           749  JUST REVENGED
FRANCIS DOLARHY 10564   2  1 1 HELP WANTED 671      THIRD WIND 10542      752   
TERRIBLE 10581          0  1 0 HELP WANTED 671      MERCENARY TAO         753  NONE
DA1 10205               3  2 1 HIP HOP HEROES 511   LOWELL HALE 9347      750   
SPOONIE G 10196        15 25 1 HIP HOP HEROES 511   INZO 7284             750   
THE CATHOLIC PRI 9566   2  1 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672  FRANCIS DOLARHY 10564 750  NONE
DUH 10582               0  1 0 THE MENTORS 609      SPYMISTRESS SHAR      753  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

DUH was butchered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TERRIBLE was slaughtered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DIZZ SCHUIER handily defeated HASETH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud match.
RAIN MAN devastated INZO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
ROWDY RODDY was devastated by GAYLAN OSBORNE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DOVETAIL JOINT was bested by PICKLE BYSTROM in a 2 minute Challenge match.
THE HOMOPHOBE bested BUSTA in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
THE CUCKOLD was overpowered by CROMLEIGH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LOWELL HALE vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
SUSHI HANGOVER slaughtered OXYCONTIN-TAIL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
GRANITE was handily defeated by CRIOFAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARLEQUIN demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE PESSEMIST unbelievably bested FROGS FORM THE SKY in a 2 minute brutal contest.
THE DEMOCRAT demolished LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
LOIS LERNER was handily defeated by LEGACY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  21 -  5      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        26 -  22 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  21 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  29 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 753 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RAIN MAN 8344              11   3  0  116 THE MENTORS (609)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUSHI HANGOVER 10313        8   1  1  103 FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIZZ SCHUIER 9345          15   5  1   98 HELP WANTED (671)
BASHING ATTACK   LOWELL HALE 9347           13   7  1   81 HELP WANTED (671)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAIN MAN 8344.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE HOMOPHOBE 9542, 
THE PESSEMIST 9550, PICKLE BYSTROM 9344, LOWELL HALE 9347, DIZZ SCHUIER 9345, GAYLAN 
OSBORNE 9346, SUSHI HANGOVER 10313, INZO 7284, ROWDY RODDY 10496, and DOVETAIL JOINT 
10545.

The least popular fighter this week was LOIS LERNER 10567.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GRANITE 10494, OXYCONTIN-TAIL 7915, THE CUCKOLD 10570, HASETH 
8046, TERRIBLE 10581, DUH 10582, BUSTA 10509, LEGACY 10584, THE DEMOCRAT 9541, and 
HARLEQUIN 10203.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DIZZ SCHUIER (18-9345) HELP WANTED (671)