DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2014    Duedate: 09/04/2014

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLLOWPOINT
DEATH PENALTY (247)
(78-3042) [6-2-2,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLLOWPOINT                    POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH PENALTY (247)            
(78-3042) [6-2-2,66]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANN NASTY                      HOLLOWPOINT
SAND DANCERS (68)              DEATH PENALTY (247)
(78-3002) [10-16-0,46]         (78-3042) [6-2-2,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH PENALTY (247)         26
2. MAGIC ARTISTS (292)         19      MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)           18      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)     17
5. SEINFELD (341)               0      THE BADGERS (59)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)   87  41  6 68.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)        11  4 1
 2/ 1 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       84  41  2 67.2   2/ 2 DEATH PENALTY (247)       6  3 1
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1098 %1235 38 47.1   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)   3  1 1
 4/ 4 DEATH PENALTY (247)       18  31  3 36.7   4/ 4 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       0  6 0
 5- 5*SEINFELD (341)             0   1  0  0.0   5- 5*SEINFELD (341)            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 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

     Hail and well met warriors of LIN TIRIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 
record which DEATH PENALTY managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  VEILED POISON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and was awarded 
11 points in recognition.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to 
KUNG-FU MASTER, and LUCREZIA BARON has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With 
LUCREZIA BARON clearing the throne, DEATH PENALTY of HOLLOWPOINT takes a proud seat 
as LIN TIRIAN's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  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.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  SERGEANT 3 has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
victory!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets 
enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in LIN TIRIAN 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                  
 HOLLOWPOINT 3042              6   2  2    66       DEATH PENALTY (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCREZIA BARON 3036           7   5  0    62       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SERGEANT 3 3032               8   2  1    61       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEILED POISON 3051            5   0  0    52       DEATH PENALTY (247)
 ANN NASTY 3002               10  16  0    46       SAND DANCERS (68)
 GALLOWS 3041                  6   2  1    44       DEATH PENALTY (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENTLE BORIS 3070             4   1  1    28       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MASKED MARAUDER 3076          3   0  0    28       SAND DANCERS (68)
-SERGEANT 1 3031               7   3  0    27       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WEEPER 3049               2   5  0    20       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SERGEANT 3 3032       527  NONE
MUSGRAVE 3090           0  1 0 DEATH PENALTY 247    WURM KIN              527  NONE
CAST SPEED 3082         0  1 0 MAGIC ARTISTS 292    SHEWISH GIANT         527  NONE
F & F 3085              0  1 0 MAGIC ARTISTS 292    MISTRESS MIGONEL      527  NONE
SERGEANT 4 3086         0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 336 HIGH ELF              527  NONE
SOUP NAZI 3058          0  1 0 SEINFELD 341         GENTLE BORIS 3070     526   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

SERGEANT 3 viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUSGRAVE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SERGEANT 4 was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
F & F was slaughtered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CAST SPEED was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUCREZIA BARON was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
HOLLOWPOINT viciously subdued ANN NASTY in a popular 3 minute bloody Title duel.
VEILED POISON beat DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brawl.
GALLOWS viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
THE WEEPER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
GENTLE BORIS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MASKED MARAUDER overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   3 -  2      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  19 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOLLOWPOINT 3042            6   2  2   66 DEATH PENALTY (247)
AIMED BLOW       LUCREZIA BARON 3036         7   5  0   62 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   VEILED POISON 3051          5   0  0   52 DEATH PENALTY (247)
PARRY-STRIKE     GALLOWS 3041                6   2  1   44 DEATH PENALTY (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANN NASTY 3002.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HOLLOWPOINT 3042.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 3 3032, 
VEILED POISON 3051, THE WEEPER 3049, ANN NASTY 3002, GALLOWS 3041, GENTLE BORIS 3070, 
MASKED MARAUDER 3076, LUCREZIA BARON 3036, MUSGRAVE 3090, and SERGEANT 4 3086.

The least popular fighter this week was CAST SPEED 3082.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were F & F 3085, SERGEANT 4 3086, MUSGRAVE 3090, LUCREZIA BARON 3036, MASKED 
MARAUDER 3076, GENTLE BORIS 3070, GALLOWS 3041, ANN NASTY 3002, THE WEEPER 3049, and 
VEILED POISON 3051.