DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2014    Duedate: 09/30/2014

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-582

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GUNSLINGER
POSSE (718)
(65-6960) [11-4-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GUNSLINGER                     JACK TRIPPER
POSSE (718)                    LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
(65-6960) [11-4-0,100]         (65-7376) [4-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 3                     JACK TRIPPER
MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
(65-7343) [7-4-1,66]           (65-7376) [4-1-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          37
2. POSSE (718)                 25      MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
3. LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)      9      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERNATURAL (755)           0
5. WITCHERS (757)               0      LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 POSSE (718)               7  8 0
 2- 1 MMM BEER (750)            12   4  0 75.0   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  5  1 0
 3- 3 SUPERNATURAL (755)        10   4  1 71.4   3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)        4 11 0
 4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  66  43  4 60.6   4- 3 SUPERNATURAL (755)        2  0 1
 5/ 5 POSSE (718)              215 206 17 51.1   5/ 5*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   2  1 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1314 %1368 41 49.0   6/ 6*WITCHERS (757)            2  5 0
 7/ 7*WITCHERS (757)             3  11  0 21.4   7- 7 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 757): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 759): AGONY of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 748): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 753): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 755): 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 376): WATER RAT of LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): SEAWEED of BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 730): 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 620): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 605): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 587): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): APACHE FOG of SUPERNATURAL (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley Do-Right, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 545): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 536): 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 757): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 759): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 748): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 753): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 755): 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 376): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): XXX BANDITS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 730): 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 620): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 605): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 587): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 537): CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, 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.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 748): LAME OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            LAUGHTER REDKNIFE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): KID DYNAMITE of STRATEGY, DAMMIT! (Riff-Raff, mgr.)
              (turn 740): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, 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 281): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in DAL SHANG!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for HEROD?  POSSE's 
proud of him after beating ONE-EYED YOFAN and getting 22 points.  What a putz!  
APACHE FOG fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  
No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's 
habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome GUNSLINGER.  Aren't POSSE proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear 
the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  MMM BEER was the most avoided team.  Is a 12-4-0 
record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why LAUGH TRACK LORDS' been 
avoiding MMM BEER so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can SAND DANCERS' 
AN YEE be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?  LADY LUCK must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  She 
challenged KARANZA THE WILD.  14 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell 
me.) I thought LADY LUCK showed great skill and promise when she was beat by KARANZA 
THE WILD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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 gotta leave.  DAL SHANG is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSLINGER 6960              11   4  0   100       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 7 7273              12   8  1   119       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
-APACHE FOG 7330              10   1  1   118       SUPERNATURAL (755)
-ABITA 7289                   11   2  0   104       MMM BEER (750)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 8 7271              15   6  0    90       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 SERGEANT 1 7326              12   5  1    77       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 7343               7   4  1    66       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        13  10  0    62       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LUCK 7370                6   1  0    50       POSSE (718)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEROD 7354                    4   1  0    48       POSSE (718)
 AN YEE 7296                   6  21  1    45       SAND DANCERS (233)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310        8  15  0    39       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORENN 7345                   2   1  0    33       WITCHERS (757)
 DERRINGER 7381                4   2  1    32       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK TRIPPER 7376             4   1  0    23       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387         2   0  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358           3   7  0    16       SAND DANCERS (233)
 ESKEL 7363                    1   1  0     8       WITCHERS (757)
-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?
DEADGUY 7389            0  1 0 POSSE 718            BLUESTONE             582  NONE
GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249  18 28 1 SAND DANCERS 233     APACHE FOG 7330       580   
FISHER KING 7346        0  4 0 WITCHERS 757         BLUESTONE             582  NONE
INCIDENT 7388           0  1 0 WITCHERS 757         QUEEN OF STEEL        582  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four, and it was the new guy who won.  Another Sangaran fisherman, you can tell
by the name, seems like every third fisherman on this coast is named Chaego.  They
SAY it's for tradition and pride in their lineages, but *I* say it's a trick to
confuse those of us who are NOT Sangaran.  Sneaky devils.  Somewhere down their
backtrail they're Rirorni, you know.  Cunning, sneaky, always laughing up their
sleeves (or they would be, if they had sleeves) at the rest of us. -- An Yee

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

FISHER KING was butchered by BLUESTONE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
INCIDENT was slaughtered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DEADGUY was easily killed by BLUESTONE in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
LADY LUCK was defeated by KARANZA THE WILD in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
DERRINGER slimly lost to AN YEE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JACK TRIPPER savagely defeated KO THE AVERAGE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
GUNSLINGER overpowered SERGEANT 1 in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
SERGEANT 3 devastated NORBEN THE LESSER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
HEROD vanquished ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ESKEL slimly lost to CHAEGO TEN SELAH in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  16 -  4      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  23 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  12 -  0       8  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 582 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GUNSLINGER 6960            11   4  0  100 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 7326            12   5  1   77 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
WALL OF STEEL    KARANZA THE WILD 7311      13  10  0   62 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370              6   1  0   50 POSSE (718)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEROD 7354                  4   1  0   48 POSSE (718)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SERGEANT 3 7343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JACK TRIPPER 7376.  The ten other most popular fighters were FISHER KING 7346, AN 
YEE 7296, DEADGUY 7389, LADY LUCK 7370, KARANZA THE WILD 7311, DERRINGER 7381, 
SERGEANT 3 7343, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, and HEROD 7354.

The least popular fighter this week was NORBEN THE LESSER 7310.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SERGEANT 1 7326, INCIDENT 7388, GUNSLINGER 6960, ESKEL 7363, 
HEROD 7354, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, SERGEANT 3 7343, DERRINGER 
7381, and KARANZA THE WILD 7311.