DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/12/2014    Duedate: 09/25/2014

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRAYONS
UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-9003) [9-4-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRAYONS                        POSITION IS EMPTY
UNNAMEABLES (91)               
(60-9003) [9-4-0,126]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARLENE                         CRAYONS
RED DOG GANG (476)             UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-8964) [17-27-4,82]         (60-9003) [9-4-0,126]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNNAMEABLES (91)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNNAMEABLES (91)            39
2. THE ELITE (677)             11      DREAMTIME (633)
3. MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)          0      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMTIME (633)             -3
5. RED DOG GANG (476)         -22      MYSTERY MACHINE (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DREAMTIME (633)           80  52  1 60.6   1/ 2 UNNAMEABLES (91)          9  3 0
 2/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)         144 108  3 57.1   2/ 3 THE ELITE (677)           8  7 1
 3/ 4 THE ELITE (677)           26  23  6 53.1   3/ 1 RED DOG GANG (476)        5  9 0
 4- 5 MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)       71  74  3 49.0   4- 6 MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)       1  0 0
 5/ 7 RED DOG GANG (476)       709 984 20 41.9   5/ 5 DREAMTIME (633)           1  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

                              A Warrior Know as Zolo

     Zolo, 5'1", has black hair and  a long intricate black beard; his beard ends in
four braids that are clasped with a brass skull, the size of a large marble.  His
mustache is braided as well, with a gold clasp of Mytori Ironhand; his diety.  His
hair is aolso braided in one long braid, down to the middle of his back, ending in
yet another brass clasp, the size of a fist: of a skull as well.
     Zolo wears a sleeveless vest of leather; black to be exact, and pants the color
of dark purple... slightly baggy, so he can move with his swords, with a thick wide
Dwarven leather belt with the buckle of the symbol of Ironhand... the Dwarven warrior
god.
     Zolo always has a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eyes, expecially afer a
fight on the sands... or after a few too many of the local Dwarven Stout that is
served in the taverns.  At his sides, he carries two elegant looking broadswords; one
sword has on the blade, etched in Dwarven, his god's name, on the the other blade he
has etched the name of Mytori Ironhand's brother:  Mantor the Bright.  These swords
are very old and were said to be found in an old ruin of a once prosperous city of
old.
     The swords were given to him by his father, as a family heirloom to the
"Fighter" of the family.  He didn't wish to fight with them at first, but once on the
sands of Aradi... he wanted to make a name for himself, so he decided to test them
out and ever since then... Zolo has been overcoming the obstacles of the art of a
wall of steel fighter that he was trained in.  He prayed to Mytori Ironhand over what
to do about using his sword on the sands, and the answer he got was his swords
falling to the floor of his room one night and sticking into the wood planked floor,
so that was the sign to Zolo to carry on the legacy of using the mighty swords in
battle.
     He and Nukkels, of team The Elite, have made a wager to themselves that whoever
becomes Duelmaster first on the team has to buy drinks for one full year for the
other and his guests... so Zolo and Nukkels compete quite well on the sands and his
comrades.  Scorpio is impressed with the swordsmanship that Zolo preforms and has
made Zolo team captain for the Elite, so Zolo strives to do his best for the team and
for Scorpio... thus ends the story of Zolo, Warrior of the Sands.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 756): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 747): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 752): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 754): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): HAMMER REVIEW of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 737): BRUNHYLDA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 729): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): 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 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 604): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 586): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): APACHE FOG of SUPERNATURAL (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 545): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 756): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 747): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 752): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 754): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Flody, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 740): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 737): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 729): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 604): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 586): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 536): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           STRYCHNINE of PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
               (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, 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  32 ARVAT (turn 740): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, 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 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARADI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team RED DOG GANG was unseated 
this week as UNNAMEABLES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-0 
record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-0-0 record which UNNAMEABLES 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
LADY AKSANA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully 
bested HAO LAO LOO and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, AMBITIOUS GUARD put down NUKKELS, causing him to lose 14 points 
of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has CRAYONS in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     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 ARADI these days is MIDDLE WAY 25.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding MIDDLE WAY 25.  Indeed it was THE 
ELITE.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DUCKETT take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ARADI.  I cannot but express pride for 
the fearlessness of KITANA SUKI who cast caution to the winds and challenged DUCKETT, 
a fighter 29 points higher.  I must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the 
underdog in this contest, KITANA SUKI, defeated DUCKETT to claim victory and 
recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP posted a challenge against the more highly recognized FOURST 
DAG.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP was subdued by 
FOURST DAG.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 CRAYONS 9003                  9   4  0   126       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALL OF FUR 8974             22  17  0    92       RED DOG GANG (476)
 STAR 8427                    21  11  0    92       DREAMTIME (633)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLAWALLA 9028                8   2  1    88       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-TOCK .. TICK 512             12   6  0    84       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 ARLENE 8964                  17  27  4    82       RED DOG GANG (476)
 THE BLUNDERDOG 8994          14  18  2    68       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCKETT 8992                 12  21  0    57       RED DOG GANG (476)
 FOURST DAG 9013               4   4  0    57       UNNAMEABLES (91)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITANA SUKI 9040              5   4  2    48       THE ELITE (677)
 CATABOK 9021                  9   4  0    42       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-BROTHER WOLF 8622             4   3  0    39       DREAMTIME (633)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUKKELS 9041                  6   4  1    33       THE ELITE (677)
 ZOLO 9038                     4   6  1    32       THE ELITE (677)
-FIRE WOMAN 9005               2   0  0    28       DREAMTIME (633)
 SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP 9044      4   3  0    24       THE ELITE (677)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY AKSANA 9052              2   1  0    19       THE ELITE (677)
 HAO LAO LOO 9055              1   1  0     6       RED DOG GANG (476)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH HOUND 9047      0  3 0 RED DOG GANG 476     NUKKELS 9041          603   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- There you are. *smiles*  That wasn't nice to sic your dog on Lady Aksana
like that. *frowns*  How are you? -- Scorpio
P.S.  I've made sure to purchase extra cotton balls this time. *winks*

Dog thieves!  Not that we're delighted with Hao Lao Loo--he says he's a "Chinese Foo
Dog," which sounds suspicious, but he's OUR Dog and we want him. -- Spot

Scorpio -- I don't understand your action at all.  Why hit someone who did not do the
deed?  How is your Bad Dog, er, Bad Person going to learn anything if someone ELSE
gets punished? -- Spot

Three-two, and a stolen Dog.  Life is strange in a human-dominated world. -- Spot

10 September 14
Announcing the 1st Veterans Ballot for the Shadowspire Hall of Fame.
      Here are the voting rules.

First Ballot:  Anyone that has played a turn in Shadowspire during turns 1-200 is
eligible to vote.
One ballot per player.  Having multiple teams does not mean more than one ballot.
Give Team name and Manager/Real Name when voting.
Vote for a max of 10 warriors on the ballot.
You CANNOT vote for your own warriors during the first vote.
The top 10 warriors receiving votes will go to the Finals Ballot.  (Any ties for
tenth will be also be included in finals.)
NOTE: All warriors that DO NOT receive at least one vote will not be eligible for
future HOF ballots.

The Finals Ballot: 
It will be a YES or NO vote by all players that have graduated a warrior from
Shadowpsire in the first 200 turns.
For a warrior to be inducted into Hall of Fame they must receive at least 60% yes
vote.
Ballots are available at the Shadowspire Hall of Fame at Google Drive (Click the
81HOFBALLOT pdf or excel file, the print or download option is at top of page) or
requesting one by diplo to Clan Longbeard(39) in DM 81 or by the email listed below. 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_GugEukwTCWRnVtLVFVNXBZeGM&usp=sharing

How to place your votes:
1--You can print the pdf ballot and fill out, then diplo to me or ask for my mailing
address by private message to mail directly.
2--You can download the excel sheet and fill out and save, then email ballot as an
attachment.  (The excel Ballot is protected, so you can only write in the proper
areas.)
3--You can just email your Team name/Manager/Real Name and the names of the 10
warriors you are voting for to the email to cjcaviness1962 at gmail dot com.

Anyone that knows players that have played in Shadowspire that are not currently
active, please contact them and ask them to participate in the voting, they have
earned the right and we want their participation.

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KITANA SUKI viciously subdued DUCKETT in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP was demolished by FOURST DAG in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
LADY AKSANA savagely defeated HAO LAO LOO in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
CRAYONS savagely defeated STAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
ARLENE was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
ALLAWALLA devastated THE BLUNDERDOG in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
WALL OF FUR slimly won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 6 minute expert's duel.
NUKKELS was overpowered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZOLO was savagely defeated by CATABOK in a 3 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  15 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 605 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CRAYONS 9003                9   4  0  126 UNNAMEABLES (91)
TOTAL PARRY      WALL OF FUR 8974           22  17  0   92 RED DOG GANG (476)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALLAWALLA 9028              8   2  1   88 UNNAMEABLES (91)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITANA SUKI 9040            5   4  2   48 THE ELITE (677)
WALL OF STEEL    CATABOK 9021                9   4  0   42 UNNAMEABLES (91)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARLENE 8964.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CRAYONS 9003.  The ten other most popular fighters were KITANA SUKI 9040, WALL OF FUR 
8974, CATABOK 9021, LADY AKSANA 9052, FOURST DAG 9013, ALLAWALLA 9028, DUCKETT 8992, 
ZOLO 9038, HAO LAO LOO 9055, and STAR 8427.

The least popular fighter this week was NUKKELS 9041.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARLENE 8964, SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP 9044, THE BLUNDERDOG 8994, STAR 8427, 
HAO LAO LOO 9055, ZOLO 9038, DUCKETT 8992, ALLAWALLA 9028, FOURST DAG 9013, and LADY 
AKSANA 9052.