DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2014    Duedate: 08/26/2014

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-728

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

A MAN
FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
(35-4521) [8-2-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

A MAN                          EXECUTUS
FOOT OF PRIDE (396)            BLACK COLOSSUS (402)
(35-4521) [8-2-1,104]          (35-4537) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OISIN                          PALUG
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-4439) [16-20-0,85]         (35-4509) [7-8-1,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOOT OF PRIDE (396)         47
2. SEA DOGS (377)              36      HOUSE JHEREG (42)
3. HOUSE JHEREG (42)           29      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK COLOSSUS (402)        10
5. VAR'S FAV BARS (369)         5      BLACK COLOSSUS (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLACK COLOSSUS (402)       2   0  0  100   1/ 2 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 HOUSE JHEREG (42)        350 239 27 59.4   2/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    7  8 0
 3/ 3 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)       83  72  7 53.5   3/ 3 VAR'S FAV BARS (369)      3  1 0
 4/ 4 SEA DOGS (377)           142 139  9 50.5   4/ 5 HOUSE JHEREG (42)         3  7 0
 5/ 5 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   %1056 %1346 33 44.0   5/ 4*BLACK COLOSSUS (402)      2  0 0
 6/ 6 VAR'S FAV BARS (369)      10  15  0 40.0   6/ 6 SEA DOGS (377)            2  1 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 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 743): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 750): SIR BUBBA THE BOLD of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 752): 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 374): 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 738): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 735): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 727): OISIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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 617): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 583): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 543): 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 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 754): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 743): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 750): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 752): 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 374): 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 738): OLD GEEZERS (Old Fart, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 735): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 617): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): 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.)
              (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  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 726): MAYNARD of NERDS (DMobster, 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  61 JURINE (turn 584): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  FOOT OF PRIDE now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Hey everybody, watch out for LONGSHOREMAN, who flew up 20 points in the rankings 
after mashing LITTLE TOMMY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was LITTLE TOMMY, who dropped 14 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with LONGSHOREMAN.  It's a proud day for the 
FOOT OF PRIDE stable, as their warrior, A MAN, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 
out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that VAR'S FAV BARS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of VAR'S FAV BARS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch HOUSE JHEREG's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from VAR'S FAV BARS.  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of SRAHI, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a mismatch, our friend 
LOFTIS of HOUSE JHEREG got heroic notions and challenged PADRIAG.  What did it get 
it?  A 1-1-0 record, that's what.  To the crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', 
PADRIAG was taken out by the lower-ranked LOFTIS.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark 
Arena?).  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had BELLY challenge up 29 
points in the rankings to take on PALUG?  This week BELLY 0-2-0 fought PALUG 7-8-1 
and in losing gained 1 points.  I know several gladiators who could go for a few 
fights like that.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in MURSKA 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                  
 A MAN 4521                    8   2  1   104       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CHROME HORSE 3967         9   1  0    92       VAR'S FAV BARS (369)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OISIN 4439                   16  20  0    85       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 DANNY BOY 4424               21  12  0    79       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
 FIXED DRINK 4529              8   0  0    70       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLEEN 4478                 13  12  0    67       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURNING BACK 4548             7   0  0    57       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATHANA 3553                  4   2  0    45       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 PALUG 4509                    7   8  1    36       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONGSHOREMAN 4523             2   0  0    31       SEA DOGS (377)
 FREEBOOTER 4516               2   2  0    28       SEA DOGS (377)
 LOFTIS 4571                   1   1  0    27       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXECUTUS 4537                 2   0  0    23       BLACK COLOSSUS (402)
 CHALER 4572                   2   0  0    19       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 PICAROON 4515                 1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (377)
 PADRIAG 4556                  3   4  0    13       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 LITTLE TOMMY 4566             3   1  0    10       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 SRAHI 3554                    2   4  0    10       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 THE BLUE TOAD 4544            1   1  0     9       VAR'S FAV BARS (369)
 BELLY 4573                    0   2  0     2       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4574                0  1 0 FOOT OF PRIDE 396    SPYMASTER             728  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wait, wait!  We were reading along, nodding at the inscrutability of women and all
that, and then we hit the lake.  What lake?  Is this happening somewhere else? --
Inquiring Minds Are Confused
P.S.  Seriously, we're glad someone is writing spotlights, but what lake?  What team
and manager?

More people on the sands!  Excellent. -- Children of Llyr

Three-two, and only one standby.  Amazing!  And I took the title from A Guy, killer
of a past teammate of mine, I forget which one--we're beyond the bloodfeud time, but
hey, better late than never.  We welcome the newcomers. -- Oisin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was barely slain by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
KATHANA was bested by TURNING BACK in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
EXECUTUS handily defeated SRAHI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHALER won victory over THE BLUE TOAD in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
LOFTIS overpowered PADRIAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BELLY was devastated by PALUG in a popular 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
OISIN was devastated by A MAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
COLLEEN was handily defeated by THE CHROME HORSE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DANNY BOY viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 6 minute gruesome duel.
FIXED DRINK vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LITTLE TOMMY was vanquished by LONGSHOREMAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
FREEBOOTER was overcome by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran bout.
PICAROON demolished MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  17 -  1      32  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 728 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   A MAN 4521                  8   2  1  104 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
TOTAL PARRY      DANNY BOY 4424             21  12  0   79 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIXED DRINK 4529            8   0  0   70 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
WALL OF STEEL    COLLEEN 4478               13  12  0   67 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OISIN 4439.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PALUG 4509.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE BLUE TOAD 4544, DA1 4574, 
TURNING BACK 4548, EXECUTUS 4537, LOFTIS 4571, FIXED DRINK 4529, LONGSHOREMAN 4523, 
KATHANA 3553, A MAN 4521, and THE CHROME HORSE 3967.

The least popular fighter this week was FREEBOOTER 4516.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DANNY BOY 4424, COLLEEN 4478, OISIN 4439, BELLY 4573, PADRIAG 4556, 
CHALER 4572, SRAHI 3554, LITTLE TOMMY 4566, PICAROON 4515, and THE CHROME HORSE 3967.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!