DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2014    Duedate: 09/03/2014

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-746

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAD DOG RUSSO
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5483) [8-1-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAD DOG RUSSO                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            
(19-5483) [8-1-0,101]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL                MORNING DEW
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     GENTLE THINGS (460)
(19-5410) [20-27-0,87]         (19-5577) [1-0-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  26
2. GENTLE THINGS (460)         18      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)          9      Unchartered Team
4. KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)       0
5. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)      188 102 13 64.8   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 1
 2- 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       84  75  2 52.8   2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       7  5 0
 3- 3 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    45  51  4 46.9   3/ 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       3  5 0
 4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 812 980 26 45.3   4- 3 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    2  0 0
 5/ 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       13  21  1 38.2   5- 4 WALI'S FINEST (419)       1  1 0
 6- 6*MADE YOU LOOK (467)        1   3  0 25.0   6- 6*MADE YOU LOOK (467)       1  3 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 755): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): WINTERGREEN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 744): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 686): KITH of DARK BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 543): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 755): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 744): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 686): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             ZILLA KHIRNAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUWAYZA once again!  What's with LONELY HEARTS?  She actually 
beat MAN OR BEAST?'s STING, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at MAN OR BEAST?.  STING lost 10 points to LONELY HEARTS.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe STING will provide more easy wins...  HOUSE BEAUTIFUL was 
reminded on the sands why MAD DOG RUSSO is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was WALI'S FINEST.  In my day, no team with a 84-75-2 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, MAN OR BEAST??  What do people see in SPACE MONTHLY?  His 2-2-0?  THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS ain't talkin', but he's got 11 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG RUSSO 5483            8   1  0   101       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-JEWEL 4924                   16  19  0    95       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410         20  27  0    87       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  15  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 HAMMER REVIEW 5509            9   5  1    71       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISIS 5006                     9   9  0    61       WALI'S FINEST (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANARY 5462                   4   2  0    45       GENTLE THINGS (460)
 TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530            7   3  1    35       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBIN WILLIAMS 5573           2   0  0    23       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE 5570       1   0  0    17       MADE YOU LOOK (467)
 LONELY HEARTS 5578            1   0  0    16       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-MR. BERZERKER 5133            1   0  0    14       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 SPACE MONTHLY 5556            2   2  0    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MORNING DEW 5577              1   0  0     9       GENTLE THINGS (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STING 5557                    2   1  0     7       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-MR. LUDA 5572                 0   1  0     7       MADE YOU LOOK (467)
 SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558           1   2  0     5       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-DANDRUFF 5568                 0   1  0     1       MADE YOU LOOK (467)
-CARESS 5252                   0   1  0     1       WALI'S FINEST (419)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530    746  NONE
SANDY'S TOUCH 5560      0  1 0 GENTLE THINGS 460    ARENAMASTER XHUR      746  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two.  Hmm.  It's peculiar that Everybride was actually KILLED by the Captured
Orc, but she can, or COULD, be so ANNOYING.  There IS more to life than weddings, you
know.  There's a well-organized, relaxed home atmosphere that will STUN any neighbor
who sees it and attempts to match it.  And there's just no TELLING what we might get
next.  I do hope that Jorja's "sense of irony" doesn't run away with her and bring in
Divorce Today or some such. -- House Beautiful

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SANDY'S TOUCH was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAD DOG RUSSO devastated HOUSE BEAUTIFUL in a 2 minute one-sided Title duel.
HAMMER REVIEW handily defeated CANARY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
TRAVEL WEEKLY butchered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SPACE MONTHLY was defeated by ROBIN WILLIAMS in a 1 minute amateur's match.
STING lost to LONELY HEARTS in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
SNAKE PLISSKEN was beaten by MORNING DEW in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 746 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         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MAD DOG RUSSO 5483          8   1  0  101 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAMMER REVIEW 5509          9   5  1   71 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       CANARY 5462                 4   2  0   45 GENTLE THINGS (460)
WALL OF STEEL    TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530          7   3  1   35 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 MORNING DEW 5577.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAD DOG RUSSO 
5483, HAMMER REVIEW 5509, LONELY HEARTS 5578, ROBIN WILLIAMS 5573, CANARY 5462, 
TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530, SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410, SPACE MONTHLY 5556, 
and SANDY'S TOUCH 5560.

The least popular fighter this week was STING 5557.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SANDY'S TOUCH 5560, SPACE MONTHLY 5556, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410, SNAKE 
PLISSKEN 5558, TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530, CANARY 5462, ROBIN WILLIAMS 5573, LONELY HEARTS 
5578, HAMMER REVIEW 5509, and MAD DOG RUSSO 5483.