DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/29/2014    Duedate: 09/11/2014

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-586

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROVERWURST
CANINE CUISINE (358)
(61-3839) [10-2-2,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROVERWURST                     THUNDER SNOW
CANINE CUISINE (358)           BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)
(61-3839) [10-2-2,110]         (61-3836) [4-2-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILLI ZANE                     THUNDER SNOW
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)
(61-3778) [22-12-0,78]         (61-3836) [4-2-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CANINE CUISINE (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CANINE CUISINE (358)        42
2. BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)    15      CANINE CUISINE (358)
3. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)          7      Unchartered Team
4. 555 (429)                    1
5. CEPHEUS (428)                1      BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CANINE CUISINE (358)      66  37  8 64.1   1/ 2 CANINE CUISINE (358)      9  3 1
 2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (420)  46  29  3 61.3   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      480 446  7 51.8   3/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (420)  6  7 0
 4/ 4*BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)   7   9  0 43.8   4/ 4*BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)  3  2 0
 5/ 5*CEPHEUS (428)              1   5  0 16.7   5/ 5*CEPHEUS (428)             1  4 0
 6/ 0*555 (429)                  0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*555 (429)                 0  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 755): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 745): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): WINTERGREEN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 745): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 746): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 743): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 687): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, 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 618): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 580): ABITA of MMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 544): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 527): HOLLOWPOINT of DEATH PENALTY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 644): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 755): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 745): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 745): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Flody, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 746): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 743): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 687): 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 618): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 580): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 541): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 527): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 644): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (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 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, 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  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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JURINE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, MEDAL OF HONOR G10, since 
CANINE CUISINE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see SPOT ROAST win a fight and gain 14 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SPOT ROAST beat SERGEANT 1 and SERGEANT 1 lost 9 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, JURINE may be getting bland, 
as ROVERWURST stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, 
how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  JURINE, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
CANINE CUISINE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
it looks like MEDAL OF HONOR G10 avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of 
would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  SERGEANT 1 was challenged more times this 
turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice 
CHICKEN POODLE SOUP challenging down 24 points to fight SERGEANT 4, CANINE CUISINE 
doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  Question now is, will 
JURINE accept this sort of tacky behavior?  CHICKEN POODLE SOUP beating SERGEANT 4.  
The insult, the....yech!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for JURINE's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in JURINE to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROVERWURST 3839              10   2  2   110       CANINE CUISINE (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194     10   7  1   108       CANINE CUISINE (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLI ZANE 3778              22  12  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 SERGEANT 4 3841               8   5  0    74       MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPOT ROAST 3765              10   4  0    60       CANINE CUISINE (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLYDE CHOATE 3815            12   3  0    54       MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (420)
 SERGEANT 1 3824               7   7  1    51       MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUNDER SNOW 3836             4   2  0    47       BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOK THE DOG 3873              4   1  0    33       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 TOAD MOB 3834                 3   2  0    29       BATTLE FROGS 01-14 (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DODO FERRIS 3842              3  11  0    20       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 HANDY ILSONDER 3823           1  16  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 ELLIS FLORIDA 3883            3   1  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 LOUIS MAINE 3892              1   1  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 GAMMA CEPHEI 3877             1   3  0     6       CEPHEUS (428)
 SERGEANT 2 3875               1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (420)
 PURE GOLD 3890                0   1  0     1       555 (429)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And this time, an oh-fer.  Why am I not surprised? -- Willi Zane

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during

the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHICKEN POODLE SOUP devastated SERGEANT 4 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SPOT ROAST unbelievably bested SERGEANT 1 in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
WOK THE DOG demolished HANDY ILSONDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ROVERWURST devastated WILLI ZANE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
THUNDER SNOW viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
CLYDE CHOATE bested TOAD MOB in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
DODO FERRIS overcame GAMMA CEPHEI in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
SERGEANT 2 lost to ELLIS FLORIDA in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
LOUIS MAINE won victory over PURE GOLD in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        27 -  16 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  19 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  27 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 586 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     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROVERWURST 3839            10   2  2  110 CANINE CUISINE (358)
AIMED BLOW       WILLI ZANE 3778            22  12  0   78 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILLI ZANE 3778.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THUNDER SNOW 3836.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 1 3824, WOK 
THE DOG 3873, ROVERWURST 3839, CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194, SPOT ROAST 3765, CLYDE 
CHOATE 3815, TOAD MOB 3834, LOUIS MAINE 3892, DODO FERRIS 3842, and SERGEANT 2 3875.

The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 4 3841.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GAMMA CEPHEI 3877, WILLI ZANE 3778, HANDY ILSONDER 3823, PURE GOLD 
3890, ELLIS FLORIDA 3883, SERGEANT 2 3875, DODO FERRIS 3842, LOUIS MAINE 3892, TOAD 
MOB 3834, and CLYDE CHOATE 3815.