DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2014    Duedate: 08/20/2014

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KITH
DARK BLADES (480)
(43-4793) [8-1-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HASHIN                         KITH
THE FAMILY (116)               DARK BLADES (480)
(43-5027) [5-1-0,36]           (43-4793) [8-1-1,95]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUWANA                         EXIT
THE FAMILY (116)               MELODY MAYHEM (504)
(43-5008) [5-4-1,27]           (43-5020) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK BLADES (480)           29
2. MELODY MAYHEM (504)         22      FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
3. DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)     10      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL SLAYERS (509)          0
5. BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)     0      DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEVIL SLAYERS (509)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          7  8 0
 2/ 0*DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)    1   0  0  100   2/ 2 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      4  1 1
 3/ 2 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      51  23  4 68.9   3/ 4*MELODY MAYHEM (504)       3  7 0
 4/ 3*DARK BLADES (480)          8   5  1 61.5   4- 3*DEVIL SLAYERS (509)       2  0 0
 5- 4 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  23  21  1 52.3   5/ 5*DARK BLADES (480)         2  2 0
 6/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         990 %1050 30 48.5   6/ 0*DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)   1  0 0
 7/ 5*MELODY MAYHEM (504)        6   9  1 40.0   7- 6 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  0  2 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 742): 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 743): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 741): 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 685): 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 344): 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 617): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 583): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G10, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 578): 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 542): 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 525): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 642): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 742): 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 743): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 741): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 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 685): 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 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 578): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 539): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 642): 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  43 VEASTIAN (turn 684): THE BIG UNIT of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, 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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, 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)
 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.

     That worked out well for both Zilla and myself!  Apparently she only needed to
survive while I needed a win.  So we're both likely off to retirement (certainly I
am).  Farewell!

-- Big Six

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out VEASTIAN to see 
what's new.  MVP award for KITH?  DARK BLADES' proud of him after beating ZILLA 
KHIRNAJ and getting 25 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  RIKKI got smashed by 
PLASTIC MAN, and lost 12 points!  Like DARK ARENA's WURM KIN is sweating since he got 
Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster BIG SIX!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as 
WURM KIN killed the Duelmaster, BIG SIX, leaving FAMOUS HURLERS in mourning.  KITH 
gets to be new Duelmaster.  But doesn't this mean people might try to kill him, too?  
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITH 4793                     8   1  1    95       DARK BLADES (480)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLASTIC MAN 4998              3   0  1    48       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 HASHIN 5027                   5   1  0    36       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY 4987                    4   1  0    31       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 RUWANA 5008                   5   4  1    27       THE FAMILY (116)
 RIKKI 5028                    4   2  0    26       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUS 5026                      1   2  0    24       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE SISTER 5029            4   1  0    21       THE FAMILY (116)
-ST. GEORGE 5034               1   0  0    21       DEVIL SLAYERS (509)
-THE DRAGON 5031               1   0  0    16       DEVIL SLAYERS (509)
-LORD TOADMYRE 4933            2   3  0    13       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 EXIT 5020                     1   1  0    10       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 ERIS 5021                     1   0  0    10       DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)
 ACID RAIN 4995                1   2  0     9       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
-CURARE 5007                   0   2  0     6       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA2 4789                0  1 0 DARK BLADES 480      SHEWISH GIANT         686  NONE
BIG SIX 4489           14 10 0 FAMOUS HURLERS 448   WURM KIN              686  NONE
21 GUNS 4997            1  2 0 MELODY MAYHEM 504    STONE GOLEM           686  NONE
CRASHED 5037            0  1 0 MELODY MAYHEM 504    SHEWISH GIANT         686  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our heartfelt congratulations to Big Six.  Enjoy your retirement. -- Jorja and the
Family

Two-three, with one of the wins being over a standby.  I think I'm glad to be
leaving. -- Zilla Khirnaj

Big Six -- I'm glad for all six of you that you didn't die here in Veastian.  Not the
best place to die, I think. -- Zilla Khirnaj
P.S.  And I hope I'm not speaking too soon!

Kith -- Damned golems.  (mutter grumble complain)  Ouch. -- Rikki

Happy -- I often make PEOPLE happy, but I'm surprised to have done it for a Frog. --
Hashin

Plastic Man -- How peculiar you are.  I think you should be classed with the golems.
-- Little Sister

Cult Members, ha. -- Ruwana

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG SIX was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
21 GUNS was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRASHED was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ZILLA KHIRNAJ was overpowered by KITH in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
RIKKI was devastated by PLASTIC MAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HASHIN was defeated by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute struggle.
RUWANA was luckily beaten by CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
EXIT slimly lost to LITTLE SISTER in a 4 minute beginner's melee.
ACID RAIN lost to ERIS in a 4 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  19 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 686 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KITH 4793                   8   1  1   95 DARK BLADES (480)
AIMED BLOW       HASHIN 5027                 5   1  0   36 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUWANA 5008.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
21 GUNS 4997.  The ten other most popular fighters were EXIT 5020, LITTLE SISTER 
5029, KITH 4793, PLASTIC MAN 4998, RUWANA 5008, ERIS 5021, ACID RAIN 4995, DA2 4789, 
HASHIN 5027, and CRASHED 5037.

The least popular fighter this week was RIKKI 5028.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRASHED 5037, HASHIN 5027, DA2 4789, ACID RAIN 4995, ERIS 5021, RUWANA 
5008, PLASTIC MAN 4998, KITH 4793, LITTLE SISTER 5029, and EXIT 5020.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BIG SIX (43-4489) FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
ZILLA KHIRNAJ (43-4842) THE FAMILY (116)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        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!