DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2014    Duedate: 10/01/2014

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-748

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAD DOG RUSSO
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5483) [9-2-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAD DOG RUSSO                  OPEN ARMS
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            JOURNEY (464)
(19-5483) [9-2-0,100]          (19-5520) [3-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL                SNAKE PLISSKEN
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5410) [21-28-0,91]         (19-5558) [2-3-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         42
2. DOOM BRIGADE (468)          20      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. JOURNEY (464)                5      Unchartered Team
4. GENTLE THINGS (460)          0
5. THE MENTORS II (466)         0      DOOM BRIGADE (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DOOM BRIGADE (468)         7   3  1 70.0   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 1
 2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)      190 108 13 63.8   2/ 2*DOOM BRIGADE (468)        7  3 1
 3/ 3*JOURNEY (464)             10   8  0 55.6   3/ 3*JOURNEY (464)             6  4 0
 4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 817 985 26 45.3   4/ 4 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       4  8 0
 5- 6 GENTLE THINGS (460)       14  23  1 37.8   5- 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       2  4 0
 6- 8*THE MENTORS II (466)       0   6  0  0.0   6- 8*THE MENTORS II (466)      0  5 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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUWAYZA games.  MAD DOG RUSSO caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HOUSE BEAUTIFUL and was 
awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, OPEN ARMS 
put down MALICE, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Our 
last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and HAMMER REVIEW has 
made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With HAMMER REVIEW clearing the throne, MAN OR 
BEAST? of MAD DOG RUSSO takes a proud seat as ZUWAYZA's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  GENTLE THINGS is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of MAN OR 
BEAST? last week.  Busy avoiding GENTLE THINGS?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUWAYZA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG RUSSO 5483            9   2  0   100       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410         21  28  0    91       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMER REVIEW 5509           10   6  1    78       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANARY 5462                   5   2  0    54       GENTLE THINGS (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530            8   4  1    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 LONELY HEARTS 5578            3   0  0    29       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 OPEN ARMS 5520                3   1  0    26       JOURNEY (464)
 PENUMBRA 5583                 2   0  0    25       DOOM BRIGADE (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER 5582                2   0  0    23       DOOM BRIGADE (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAVIA 5580                  2   0  0    20       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
 ONLY THE YOUNG 5518           2   1  0    19       JOURNEY (464)
 SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558           2   3  0    16       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 MALICE 5581                   1   1  1    15       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
 LIGHTS 5542                   2   0  0    14       JOURNEY (464)
 SPACE MONTHLY 5556            2   4  0    10       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CAN DO 5519                   2   2  0     8       JOURNEY (464)
-STARK 5563                    0   1  0     7       THE MENTORS II (466)
 ESCAPE 5517                   1   3  0     6       JOURNEY (464)
-MORNING DEW 5577              1   1  0     4       GENTLE THINGS (460)
 OMEN 5579                     0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO BEAST 5596           0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    NOACHIAN              748  NONE
NO MAN 5595             0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    BANDIT PRINCE         748  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lights -- It looks like you've found poor Omens' weakness... please have a care, use
the flat of your blade, for one cleft back there is more than enough! *laughs* --
Malice

Embezzling Scribe -- Oh, you dear poor fool.  When Octavia finished with you and gave
you to me, you looked so hopeful... know your blood will not go to waste, but rather
fill my wine barrel. *wicked grin* -- Malice

Space Monthly -- Truly ther commentators were deep in their cups, for I had no
intentions of the kind.  Well fought good sir. -- Penumbra

Zuwayza -- The Doom Brigade salutes you! -- mgr. Keyoke

     And a salute back at you!

Eight dead.  That probably signifies something.  That you should have invested in a
funeral home (weird name--home?) last month?

Three-two.  Really, not so bad.  Of course, we were astonished when Hammer defeated
the Mad Dog, glad he got the title, but let him do a column?  No, I don't think so.
-- House Beautiful

Mad Dog Russo -- I've never yet met a mad dog that couldn't be soothed by a hammer to
the head. -- Hammer Review

I wouldn't have MINDED the Veteran Mercenary if he hadn't wanted to bring BLOODY
TROPHY HEADS into my... House Beautiful

Canary -- You're a BIRD?  I thought you were an advertisement for a vacation in the
Canary Isles! -- Travel Weekly

Penumbra -- Drat.  So much for my solar sail! -- Space Monthly

Can Do -- Not for a golem, I can't. -- Lonely Hearts

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

NO BEAST was butchered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO MAN was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAD DOG RUSSO demolished HOUSE BEAUTIFUL in a 2 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
SNAKE PLISSKEN slimly won victory over SPACE MONTHLY in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
HAMMER REVIEW was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute competition.
LONELY HEARTS viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gory duel.
TRAVEL WEEKLY bested ONLY THE YOUNG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
OPEN ARMS overcame MALICE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
CAN DO was vanquished by PENUMBRA in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
LIGHTS won victory over OMEN in a 1 minute novice's duel.
ESCAPE was overpowered by HARBINGER in a 1 minute uneven match.
OCTAVIA beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  2      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 748 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      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MAD DOG RUSSO 5483          9   2  0  100 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAMMER REVIEW 5509         10   6  1   78 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPACE MONTHLY 
5556, LONELY HEARTS 5578, MAD DOG RUSSO 5483, OPEN ARMS 5520, PENUMBRA 5583, LIGHTS 
5542, OCTAVIA 5580, NO MAN 5595, TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530, and ONLY THE YOUNG 5518.

The least popular fighter this week was ESCAPE 5517.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OMEN 5579, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410, NO BEAST 5596, CAN DO 5519, MALICE 
5581, HAMMER REVIEW 5509, HARBINGER 5582, ONLY THE YOUNG 5518, TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530, 
and NO MAN 5595.