DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2014    Duedate: 09/29/2014

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-326

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEIA
DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
(52-4330) [14-4-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEIA                           COSMIC FRIES
DRAGONS GUARD II (253)         FREEDOM FARCE (439)
(52-4330) [14-4-1,109]         (52-4364) [3-2-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEIA                           GRAFFITI
DRAGONS GUARD II (253)         BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
(52-4330) [14-4-1,109]         (52-4280) [13-9-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          31
2. BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)   22BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
3. FREEDOM FARCE (439)         21      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S PARTS (150)           7
5. WAH CHING (146)              3      FREEDOM FARCE (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       657 395 22 62.5   1/ 1 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)   10  5 0
 2/ 2 BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  32  25  0 56.1   2/ 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        8  4 1
 3/ 4 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)   134 119 13 53.0   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  3 0
 4/ 3 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       358 318 18 53.0   4- 3 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)      4  5 1
 5- 6*WORLD BLADES 14 (434)      2   2  2 50.0   5- 5 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        2  2 0
 6- 7 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)     126 131 16 49.0   6/ 9 BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  2  6 0
 7- 8 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     64  73  4 46.7   7- 6 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     1  0 0
 8/ 5*FREEDOM FARCE (439)        7   8  0 46.7   8- 7*WORLD BLADES 14 (434)     1  1 1
 9/ 9 WAH CHING (146)           90 111 10 44.8   9/ 8*FREEDOM FARCE (439)       1  3 0
10/10 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       145 193  2 42.9  10/10 WAH CHING (146)           0  6 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): KELLUMBO'S INITS of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                  (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly FRATSFA games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week BASH BROS ROAD SIGN went 1-2-0 to 
move up 3 in the rankings.  ELLIS TATE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested STAND IN and was awarded 24 points in recognition. 
In one of the week's more notable duels, ELLIS TATE put down STAND IN, causing him to 
lose 21 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to 
defend the throne, ABU JR. has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out 
in honor of LEIA, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in FRATSFA these days is IRON CATHEDRAL.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of OTTO'S PARTS last week.  Busy avoiding IRON CATHEDRAL?  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after URSILA RILVAR.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in FRATSFA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEIA 4330                    14   4  1   109       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ABU JR. 2284                  9   4  1   114       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
 URSILA RILVAR 4105           21  21  1   108       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166         13   5  0   101       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-SETI 1903                    13   7  0    95       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALICE 3447                  12   4  0    89       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 GRAFFITI 4280                13   9  0    88       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
 SUN QIAN 4256                14  26  2    86       WAH CHING (146)
 WEI YAN 4257                 13  27  2    82       WAH CHING (146)
 MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167        13   5  0    82       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-TEMPER 3373                  15   9  0    81       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877              13  17  0    74       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRAHD 2207                  10   7  1    66       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
 ELLIS TATE 4325               9  17  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARRIOR X 1945                7   3  1    56       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
-SEARING SUNFLOWER 4339        8   3  0    51       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-HAUGHTY HOLLY 4329            7   4  1    50       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 BOMBATTA 4286                10  10  1    45       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 STAND IN 4342                 7   4  0    42       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-DEADLY DAISY 4341             9   2  0    40       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-HOT HONEYSUCKLE 4352          3   1  0    36       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE ROCK 4310                 2   0  2    33       WORLD BLADES 14 (434)
-VICAR GENERAL 3474            5   7  1    30       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COSMIC FRIES 4364             3   2  0    29       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 CORPORATE MERC 4366           2   0  0    27       FREEDOM FARCE (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LACERATED TONGUE 4373         1   1  0    18       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TONIO SALAGAZA 4362           3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-XEENA 2816                    2   4  0    14       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
 PIG FACE 4374                 2   0  0    12       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-SOUL PREDATOR 4367            1   1  0     9       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
-ARMSMAN 4372                  1   0  0     9       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 CAPTAIN AAA 4363              1   4  0     7       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
-BIG APPLE 4311                0   1  0     1       WORLD BLADES 14 (434)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NIGHTTIME ACCIDE 4381   0  1 0 BASH BROS ROAD S 433 FERN'S MASTER         326  NONE
REMOVED 4379            0  1 0 BASH BROS ROAD S 433 THE PINK JESTER       326  NONE
BUB BYE 4378            0  1 0 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 TALLEYRAND            326  NONE
LIAM 4360               1  2 1 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 VICAR GENERAL 3474    324  REVENGED
VEREEN 4358             3  1 0 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 THE ROCK 4310         325   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To those who may care, The Flower Girls are on a round-the-world vacation and will
not return in the near future. -- Lady Fern
Note:  All will receive implants during this vacation.

Wei Yan -- Rumor is that you are the one responsible for the latest sign defacing.
What say you? -- Graffiti

Six dead in duels, the city has perished!  This is probably a whole new city, OR, we
perished too, and we're ghosts in a ghost-city.

Two-one again!  This may be the start of a trend!  Or not, of course.  It could be
bait in a trap to catch swelled egos. -- Ursila Rilvar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NIGHTTIME ACCIDENT was butchered by FERN'S MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REMOVED was butchered by THE PINK JESTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BUB BYE was easily killed by TALLEYRAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MASSIVE MIGRAINE was overpowered by URSILA RILVAR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
GRAFFITI savagely defeated WEI YAN in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CORPORATE MERC vanquished TONIO SALAGAZA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LEIA devastated RUNNY NOSE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
CRACKED KNUCKLE won victory over SUN QIAN in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
STAND IN was vanquished by ELLIS TATE in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
BOMBATTA narrowly defeated COSMIC FRIES in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
CAPTAIN AAA was viciously subdued by PIG FACE in a 2 minute brutal amateur's conflict.
LACERATED TONGUE demolished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  25 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 326 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEIA 4330                  14   4  1  109 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
WALL OF STEEL    CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166       13   5  0  101 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAFFITI 4280              13   9  0   88 BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167      13   5  0   82 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEIA 4330.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GRAFFITI 4280.  The ten other most popular fighters were COSMIC FRIES 4364, ELLIS 
TATE 4325, PIG FACE 4374, URSILA RILVAR 4105, CORPORATE MERC 4366, LEIA 4330, SUN 
QIAN 4256, BOMBATTA 4286, WEI YAN 4257, and CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166.

The least popular fighter this week was CAPTAIN AAA 4363.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TONIO SALAGAZA 4362, MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167, REMOVED 4379, 
NIGHTTIME ACCIDENT 4381, LACERATED TONGUE 4373, STAND IN 4342, RUNNY NOSE 3877, BUB 
BYE 4378, CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166, and WEI YAN 4257.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LEIA (52-4330) DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

                        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!