DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2014    Duedate: 09/02/2014

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ABITA
MMM BEER (750)
(65-7289) [11-2-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APACHE FOG                     JACK TRIPPER
SUPERNATURAL (755)             LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
(65-7330) [9-1-1,107]          (65-7376) [3-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABITA                          SERGEANT 3
MMM BEER (750)                 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
(65-7289) [11-2-0,104]         (65-7343) [5-4-1,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)    23
2. SUPERNATURAL (755)          19      MMM BEER (750)
3. POSSE (718)                 15      Unchartered Team
4. MMM BEER (750)               9
5. LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)      5      LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)    3   0  0  100   1/ 1 POSSE (718)               9  5 0
 2/ 0 MMM BEER (750)            12   4  0 75.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        5 10 0
 3/ 2 SUPERNATURAL (755)         9   4  1 69.2   3/ 5*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   3  0 0
 4/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  63  42  4 60.0   4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  3  2 1
 5/ 4 POSSE (718)              210 201 17 51.1   5/ 3 SUPERNATURAL (755)        3  2 1
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1310 %1362 41 49.0   6/ 0 MMM BEER (750)            1  0 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 744): 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 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 375): 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 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 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 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 579): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 543): 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 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 755): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): 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 744): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): 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 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 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 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 579): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): 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.)
 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  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (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

     Welcome DAL SHANG.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with APACHE 
FOG?  He actually beat SAND DANCERS' GORBAN TEN SKORA, and walked away with 19 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at MEDAL OF HONOR C11 while they watched 
SERGEANT 1 clobber KARANZA THE WILD.  She lost 6 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for MMM BEER's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster ABITA.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, POSSE!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at LAUGH TRACK LORDS ain't 
reelin'!  POSSE's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, KO THE AVERAGE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  I 
hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that LADY LUCK gets in.  
She fights people like AN YEE, 15 points below.  I thought LADY LUCK showed great 
skill and promise when she won victory over AN YEE.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  GORBAN TEN SKORA of SAND DANCERS didn't know when to quit.  
When you've got a 18-28-1, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  How long have I been 
here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  DAL SHANG 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABITA 7289                   11   2  0   104       MMM BEER (750)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 7 7273              12   8  1   119       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 APACHE FOG 7330               9   1  1   107       SUPERNATURAL (755)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 8 7271              15   6  0    90       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 GUNSLINGER 6960              10   3  0    89       POSSE (718)
 SERGEANT 1 7326              11   4  1    77       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LUCK 7370                5   0  0    57       POSSE (718)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        12   9  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SERGEANT 3 7343               5   4  1    44       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310        8  13  0    37       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AN YEE 7296                   5  20  1    36       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERRINGER 7381                3   1  1    25       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK TRIPPER 7376             3   0  0    23       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
 HEROD 7354                    2   1  0    22       POSSE (718)
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358           3   5  0    14       SAND DANCERS (233)
-BUD 7287                      1   0  0     6       MMM BEER (750)
-LEINIE 7288                   0   1  0     1       MMM BEER (750)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STEVIE 7338             3  2 0 LEATHER AND LACE 756 SERGEANT 2 7351       576  NONE
DEADGUY 7385            0  1 0 POSSE 718            DELHARAN THE SIL      580  NONE
GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249  18 28 1 SAND DANCERS 233     APACHE FOG 7330       580   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three, and Norben, Lesser though he is, actually defeated a Sergeant!  Wonders
never cease, though they do get threadbare. -- Gorban ten Skora

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.

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

DEADGUY was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LADY LUCK vanquished AN YEE in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
JACK TRIPPER defeated KO THE AVERAGE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
GUNSLINGER was bested by ABITA in a popular 1 minute Title contest.
SERGEANT 1 overpowered KARANZA THE WILD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GORBAN TEN SKORA was butchered by APACHE FOG in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
NORBEN THE LESSER was savagely defeated by SERGEANT 3 in a 4 minute brawl.
DERRINGER was handily defeated by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HEROD vanquished HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  18 -  4      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  18 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  25 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  13 -  0       7  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ABITA 7289                 11   2  0  104 MMM BEER (750)
STRIKING ATTACK  APACHE FOG 7330             9   1  1  107 SUPERNATURAL (755)
BASHING ATTACK   GUNSLINGER 6960            10   3  0   89 POSSE (718)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370              5   0  0   57 POSSE (718)
WALL OF STEEL    KARANZA THE WILD 7311      12   9  0   52 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABITA 7289.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SERGEANT 3 7343.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY LUCK 7370, ABITA 
7289, JACK TRIPPER 7376, GUNSLINGER 6960, SERGEANT 1 7326, APACHE FOG 7330, HEROD 
7354, DEADGUY 7385, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, and AN YEE 7296.

The least popular fighter this week was DERRINGER 7381.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249, KARANZA THE WILD 7311, 
AN YEE 7296, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, DEADGUY 7385, HEROD 7354, APACHE FOG 7330, SERGEANT 
1 7326, and GUNSLINGER 6960.

                        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!