DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2014    Duedate: 08/05/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-741

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALI BOOMBAH YAY
DEVIATION (488)
(29-5874) [9-1-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALI BOOMBAH YAY                POSITION IS EMPTY
DEVIATION (488)                
(29-5874) [9-1-1,107]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED MARE                       NEKODA
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-5972) [16-11-0,84]         (29-5958) [9-12-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (173)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         27
2. DEVIATION (488)             21      DEVIATION (488)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        20      Unchartered Team
4. ALMOST EXACTLY (20)         14
5. TOURIST TRAPS (371)          0      MIDDLE EARTH (186)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TOURIST TRAPS (371)       10   2  2 83.3   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (173)           8  7 0
 2/ 2 DEVIATION (488)           33  16  2 67.3   2- 2*TOURIST TRAPS (371)       7  2 2
 3/ 0 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)      255 225 13 53.1   3/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE TAKEN (173)          688 614 35 52.8   4/ 4 DEVIATION (488)           5  2 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      453 437 24 50.9   5/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  4 0
 6- 6 THE GUILD (208)          576 636 23 47.5   6/ 0 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)       3  2 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     761 950 15 44.5   7/ 7 CAVEMEN (480)             2  1 0
 8/ 8 CAVEMEN (480)              7  10  1 41.2   8- 3 THE GUILD (208)           2  3 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 753): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 755): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 740): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 749): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 751): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 742): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 743): JEWEL of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 740): YEZURA of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 371): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 737): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 734): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 726): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 684): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 330): HEART OF GLASS of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 601): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 582): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 577): SERGEANT 7 of MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 541): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 524): ABJURER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Maskelyne, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 641): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 753): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 755): FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 740): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 749): BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 751): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 742): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 743): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 740): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 371): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 737): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 734): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 726): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 684): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 330): PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 601): THE ELITE (Scorpio, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 577): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 538): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 524): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 64): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 753): RED SPECIAL of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 749): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 736): SYCAMORE STYLE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 733): BENJYN BLAYDE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 726): MAYNARD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
               (turn 725): URCHIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 684): THE BIG UNIT of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 614): NICHOLAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 600): WILD FLOWER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
                          SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 582): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
                           RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 524): ABJURER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Maskelyne, mgr.)
                               ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sorry I have been so quiet, it's been a little crazy around here with the
tourney and everything.  I would like to thank Sandstorm for a couple of great
fights.  So Thanks, Sandstorm!  Who would have thought I could rip off a 7 fight
winning streak and take the Duelmaster spot as well?  Wow, what a turn around!  I
expect a challenge from Ali this turn so I know I will have a tough fight.  Good Luck
to everyone!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LAPUR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THE GUILD, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped 
them by 5 into 8th.  And let's see, NEKODA fought LINNAEUS and gained 19 points and 
contributed to BLACK SAMURAI's 2-0-0.  LINNAEUS has lost to NEKODA, falling 16 
points, while helping make CAVEMEN a 0-1-0 turn.  We should ask ALI BOOMBAH YAY about 
the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now 
the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Burning Tree until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  CARDOW HUNTERS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were LAPUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding CARDOW HUNTERS more than any other team we find DEVIATION.  LAPUR, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          9   1  1   107       DEVIATION (488)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISTER TWISTER 2207          10   5  2    94       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      9   2  1    94       DEVIATION (488)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEZURA 5953                  14  11  1    86       THE TAKEN (173)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MARE 5972                16  11  0    84       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SHINE 6009                    7   6  0    80       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE THIN GOD 2311          7   3  0    66       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 SANDSTORM 5957               15  14  0    62       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TOADSMACKER 6025              4   2  0    60       THE TAKEN (173)
 NEKODA 5958                   9  12  0    59       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD MAKES NOISE 2312        5   5  0    53       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
-BORAN RAGNARSON 6011          5   4  1    52       THE GUILD (208)
-BUSCH GARDENS 4300            3   0  0    52       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
-UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 4302        3   0  0    51       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
 WINDGLASS 5947                8  24  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           6   5  0    47       DEVIATION (488)
-DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      5   3  0    38       DEVIATION (488)
 RISUI 5985                    4   3  0    38       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LINNAEUS 5784                 7   8  1    36       CAVEMEN (480)
 HUNTER 6008                   5  10  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANCES WITH RAIN 6016         4   4  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          4   2  0    27       DEVIATION (488)
 GRIEVOUS 6013                 6   4  0    26       THE TAKEN (173)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DISNEY WORLD 4299             1   1  1    21       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
 MAUL RAT 4287                 2   1  0    19       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
-SOUTH OF THE BORDER 4301      2   0  0    19       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
 FUN WITH FIEND 4283           2   2  0    18       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
-WYREN 6022                    2   2  0    16       THE GUILD (208)
-FLEDGELING 6023               3   1  0    15       THE GUILD (208)
 BAK SHIELDBORN 6024           3   3  0    12       THE TAKEN (173)
-MOSIDAE 6019                  3   2  0    11       THE GUILD (208)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOYUSE 5933             3  5 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    DISNEY WORLD 4299     740   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Somebody attempted to send in a spotlight, I think.  But all that hal handed on
     to me is a bunch of obscure coding.  Never send hal attachments!  Never send hal
     a dot doc!  Always check your receipt!  If something you're trying to send
     doesn't go through, send it to csr as an attachment with a request that it be
     passed on to me. -- Ed.

Hunter -- Which way did he go! -- Bak

Nekoda -- toads, Toads, TOads, TOADS! -- Toadsmacker

Busch -- You know people like Disney better? ;) -- Grevious

Red Mare -- Could it be you are just a night person? -- Shine

Zot -- Right, what somebody said.  MAJOR goddess. -- the Cardow Hunters

Fledgeling -- I wouldn't want one, that's for sure. -- Dances with Rain
P.S.  I suppose beards are a guy thing.

Wyren -- Yes, it IS.  The shamans have said so, and they would know. -- Dances with
Rain

Three-two!  This is not so bad, and only ONE of the wins was over a standby.  Maybe
we should celebrate! -- Red Mare

Universal Studios -- It sounds like something the Grey Witch would set up to audition
sacri-- ah, warriors for the Gates. -- Windglass

Yezura -- Ouch!  Another redhead.  Chaos is overtaking us all. -- Sandstorm

Shine -- We probably need to work on your polish, hmm? -- Red Mare, polishing
vigorously

Thieves, bah. -- Dances with Rain
P.S.  Because rain is falling RIGHT NOW, I have an EDGE.  At least on getting a
personal written.

Bak Shieldborn -- Thanks, I really needed that win. -- Hunter
P.S.  Were you born FROM your shield, ON it, UNDER it, or what?  Sorry to pry, but
I've got a literal mind.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RISUI slimly won victory over GRIEVOUS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
YEZURA was devastated by ALI BOOMBAH YAY in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
THE PAIN AINT CHEAP handily defeated TOADSMACKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SHINE won victory over LITTLE THIN GOD in a 1 minute brawl.
MISTER TWISTER devastated SANDSTORM in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
RED MARE devastated BLOOD MAKES NOISE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
LINNAEUS was overpowered by NEKODA in a popular 2 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
WINDGLASS was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HUNTER vanquished BAK SHIELDBORN in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
DANCES WITH RAIN overpowered COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute uneven match.
MAUL RAT overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FUN WITH FIEND demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  22 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  18 -  1      33  |

Turn 741 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    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874        9   1  1  107 DEVIATION (488)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISTER TWISTER 2207        10   5  2   94 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
WALL OF STEEL    THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876    9   2  1   94 DEVIATION (488)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINE 6009                  7   6  0   80 THE TAKEN (173)
AIMED BLOW       LITTLE THIN GOD 2311        7   3  0   66 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED MARE 5972.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NEKODA 5958.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED MARE 5972, HUNTER 
6008, RISUI 5985, GRIEVOUS 6013, ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874, MISTER TWISTER 2207, THE PAIN 
AINT CHEAP 5876, SHINE 6009, FUN WITH FIEND 4283, and TOADSMACKER 6025.

The least popular fighter this week was WINDGLASS 5947.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLOOD MAKES NOISE 2312, LITTLE THIN GOD 2311, YEZURA 5953, MAUL RAT 
4287, DANCES WITH RAIN 6016, BAK SHIELDBORN 6024, LINNAEUS 5784, SANDSTORM 5957, 
TOADSMACKER 6025, and FUN WITH FIEND 4283.