DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2014    Duedate: 04/15/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-733

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAGAN
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4082) [18-9-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAGAN                          LINNAEUS
THE GUILD (208)                CAVEMEN (480)
(29-4082) [18-9-1,117]         (29-5784) [3-4-1,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         RED MARE
THE TAKEN (173)                CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4444) [17-17-1,110]        (29-5972) [12-7-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         35
2. SHADOWMIST (491)            24      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         5      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUILD (208)              5
5. CAVEMEN (480)                4      CAVEMEN (480)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEVIATION (488)           25  12  2 67.6   1/ 1 THE GUILD (208)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          60  50  7 54.5   2/ 2 THE TAKEN (173)           8  7 1
 3/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)          663 600 35 52.5   3/ 7 SHADOWMIST (491)          6  4 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      441 426 24 50.9   4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 5/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)          225 223 17 50.2   5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  2 0
 6/ 6 THE GUILD (208)          561 621 22 47.5   6- 3 DEVIATION (488)           2  2 1
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     746 925 15 44.6   7/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)           2  5 0
 8/ 8*CAVEMEN (480)              3   6  1 33.3   8/ 8*CAVEMEN (480)             1  2 1

    '*'   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 745): KING RAT of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 747): JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 724): SKYFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 741): SILVERMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 743): HORI BULL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 734): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 735): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 732): VAGAN of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 367): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 729): APOCALYPSE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 726): BENJYN BLAYDE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 718): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 676): XOWIE of TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 608): FRANKLIN E. SIGLER of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 593): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 575): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 569): FIRE OPAL of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 530): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 525): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 516): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 633): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 745): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 747): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 724): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 741): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 743): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 734): G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 735): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 732): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 367): THE STORM REAVESRS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 729): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 726): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 718): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 676): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 608): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 593): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 575): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 569): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 525): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 632): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 744): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
                               STEEL DRAGON of THE CANNUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 675): BLACK ZANJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               DR. COX of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 608): FRANKLIN E. SIGLER of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 525): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
                      (turn 524): CLAWS OF NIGHT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week SHADOWMIST went 4-1-0 to move up 4 
in the rankings.  HIRONOBU caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested YEZURA and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, HIRONOBU put down YEZURA, causing her to lose 17 points of 
recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the 
challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster VAGAN himself.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on GRUMBLEBONE as he bore arms 
against the Bloodfeud of reigning Duelmaster VAGAN.  Not for nothing has VAGAN 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 LAPUR seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LAPUR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  LAPUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is THE TAKEN, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of CLAN CROW are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  GRUMBLEBONE must hold silent, for this 
week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by VAGAN of THE GUILD. 
Hail VAGAN for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  
One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 VAGAN 4082                   18   9  1   117       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                  17  17  1   110       THE TAKEN (173)
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952             12   5  1    97       THE TAKEN (173)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          7   0  1    90       DEVIATION (488)
 ZOT 4464                     13   5  1    84       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                  11  10  0    66       SHADOWMIST (491)
 JAYLA 5936                   11  10  5    65       SHADOWMIST (491)
-THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      6   2  1    63       DEVIATION (488)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREXUS 5950                  11   8  1    61       SHADOWMIST (491)
 DRAAF 5955                   11   6  0    61       SHADOWMIST (491)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          11  15  0    58       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIRONOBU 5911                10   6  1    52       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 RED MARE 5972                12   7  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SANDSTORM 5957               13   8  0    50       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZORCH 4465                    8  10  0    46       THE GUILD (208)
 NEKODA 5958                   4   9  0    45       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           5   4  0    38       DEVIATION (488)
 WINDGLASS 5947                6  18  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEZURA 5953                   7  10  1    33       THE TAKEN (173)
 BORAN RAGNARSON 6011          3   0  0    33       THE GUILD (208)
-DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      4   2  0    32       DEVIATION (488)
 SHINE 6009                    2   3  0    30       THE TAKEN (173)
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          5   7  1    29       CLAN CROW (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNAEUS 5784                 3   4  1    20       CAVEMEN (480)
 HUNTER 6008                   2   5  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GRIEVOUS 6013                 2   0  0    19       THE TAKEN (173)
 ARLUS 6001                    3   1  0    11       SHADOWMIST (491)
-QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          3   1  0    10       DEVIATION (488)
 ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           2   3  0     9       CLAN CROW (456)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 KIRDOC 6015                   0   1  0     1       THE GUILD (208)
 SOYUSE 5933                   0   1  0     1       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLUE LIGHTNING 6012     0  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   LINNAEUS 5784         733   
MORNING DRUM 6000       1  5 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904  730   
STAFFER MCEVILY 5999    2  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        YEZURA 5953           730  REVENGED
ZARGAS 4425            13 10 0 THE GUILD 208        GRUMBLEBONE 5952      732  JUST REVENGED
ENIGMA 4466            15 15 2 THE TAKEN 173        ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874  731   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boran Ragnuson -- It means you can't direct an orchestra.  Too bad, you never know
when it might be useful to direct an orchestra.  Or maybe I mean orchestrate an
attack? -- Blue Lightning

Two-three, but Jorja's in a good mood.  She says it's because of the roof.  About
three quarters of it is actually on the house, which isn't the same as a bunch of
drinks being on the house.  The reverse, apparently, as nothing liquid is getting
through!  But she still says there's a shortage of time for "personal personals."
Damn.  I wanted to boast.  Oh, well.  Good fighting here, and people talking to each
other.  Communication is vital.  To what, I'm not sure, but I know it's vital. -- Red
Mare for the Cardow Hunters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VAGAN bested GRUMBLEBONE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud Title fight.
ZORCH lost to SERENA in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
ABODEEN DALTRY was demolished by BORAN RAGNARSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RAVAGE devastated ZOT in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JAYLA was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RED MARE slimly lost to DRAAF in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
PERILOUS QUINN was beaten by PREXUS in a 2 minute master's brawl.
WINDGLASS was overpowered by NEKODA in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
HIRONOBU vanquished YEZURA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SANDSTORM won victory over SHINE in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
HUNTER overpowered COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LINNAEUS savagely slew BLUE LIGHTNING in a 1 minute brutal match.
GRIEVOUS devastated SOYUSE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ARLUS subdued KIRDOC in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   7 -  1      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  24 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  24 -  0      25  |

Turn 733 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 18   9  1  117 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952           12   5  1   97 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                   13   5  1   84 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-LUNGE      JAYLA 5936                 11  10  5   65 SHADOWMIST (491)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                 11   6  0   61 SHADOWMIST (491)
BASHING ATTACK   HIRONOBU 5911              10   6  1   52 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAVAGE 4444.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RED MARE 5972.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRAAF 5955, NEKODA 5958, 
ARLUS 6001, PREXUS 5950, HUNTER 6008, VAGAN 4082, GRUMBLEBONE 5952, ZORCH 4465, 
SERENA 5923, and BORAN RAGNARSON 6011.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRDOC 6015.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOYUSE 5933, YEZURA 5953, WINDGLASS 5947, JAYLA 5936, ZOT 4464, ABODEEN 
DALTRY 5997, BLUE LIGHTNING 6012, LINNAEUS 5784, SHINE 6009, and PERILOUS QUINN 5869.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VAGAN (29-4082) THE GUILD (208)