DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/23/2014    Duedate: 10/06/2014

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-740

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLOPSY
THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
(4-6791) [15-5-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOPSY                         CHEETARA
THE BAD BUNNIES (164)          THUNDERCATS (640)
(4-6791) [15-5-2,102]          (4-6880) [5-1-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEON FROM NAPA                 GARDEN
DOGS OF WAR (115)              PEARL JAM (629)
(4-6777) [19-25-0,86]          (4-6844) [12-14-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THUNDERCATS (640)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THUNDERCATS (640)           44
2. PEARL JAM (629)             28      THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
3. KHORS PRAETORIANS EX (633)  15      Unchartered Team
4. DAVE'S DOGS (631)           13
5. DOGS OF WAR (115)            9      THUNDERCATS (640)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEVIATION (638)           67  25  0 72.8   1/ 1*THUNDERCATS (640)        11  4 0
 2- 2*WATERWORKS (521)           7   3  1 70.0   2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         5 10 0
 3- 3*MYTHORIAN (653)            4   2  0 66.7   3/ 2 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)     4  2 0
 4/ 5*THUNDERCATS (640)         20  14  0 58.8   4/10 PEARL JAM (629)           3  7 1
 5/ 4 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)    356 260 27 57.8   5/ 9 DAVE'S DOGS (631)         2  1 0
 6/ 6 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)     9   9  1 50.0   6/ 6 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)    2  3 1
 7/ 8 PEARL JAM (629)          119 121 10 49.6   7- 8*WATERWORKS (521)          1  0 0
 8/ 9 DOGS OF WAR (115)        831 %1067 31 43.8   8- 4*MYTHORIAN (653)           1  1 0
 9/10 DAVE'S DOGS (631)         10  13  0 43.5   9- 5 DEVIATION (638)           1  1 0
10/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (633)   0   1  0  0.0  10/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (633)  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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 762): ROCK RHYMES of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 645): OOZING MY MIND of YOU PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 767): ORGAN GRINDER of I WANT YOU (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 739): TUM'S SOCKS of SMELLS LIKE FROG (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 763): PULPER of HISTORICAL KOLACT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 758): ZONE of CONTROL (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 767): FROGLE ROCK of BATTLE FROGS 12-14 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 751): SAUSAGE STUFFING of TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (The Dark One)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 753): RAIN MAN of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 752): SL'S IRONWOOD of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 718): WHISKERS of PORN IN A BARN (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 707): UNFORTUNATE RAKE of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 700): 21 of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 651): RUNAWAY JIM of PHISH (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 311): DALAN HILLEI of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 304): FLAMING MOE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 596): LON OLBERT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 644): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 762): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 645): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 767): I WANT YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 739): THUNDERCATS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 763): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 757): LIKE IT! (Mr. Gusto, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 767): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 751): HORSELAKE HEROES (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 753): HELP WANTED (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 752): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 718): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 707): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 700): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 651): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 311): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 304): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 596): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): BASH BROS REMOTE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 644): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 767): SFC 11 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 762): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 757): CRUSADER of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 750): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
                           JHAARAN of THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                           COUNT BLYTHE of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 753): DIZZ SCHUIER of HELP WANTED (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 751): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
                           IXION of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 706): VORONSAL MAUR of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 311): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  It was a tough week for MYTHORIAN, to drop 4 
places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 2-1-1 outing, PEARL JAM has advanced 
6 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for TYGRA, who flew up 18 points 
in the rankings after mashing HARVEY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was HARVEY, who dropped 14 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with TYGRA.  It's a proud day for the THE BAD 
BUNNIES stable, as their warrior, FLOPSY, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple 
a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JHELUM arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE BAD BUNNIES, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does JHELUM really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause THUNDERCATS beats feet every time THE BAD BUNNIES smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this ROSIE RIVETTER you ask, with 48 points and a 
9-21-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and ANIMAL demonstrated that very violently on 
CHAS THE DUCE's body.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and 
no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOPSY 6791                  15   5  2   102       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEON FROM NAPA 6777          19  25  0    86       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-PIMP POTENTIAL 6771          12   2  0    86       DEVIATION (638)
 TUM'S SOCKS 6870              8   3  0    81       SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
-SOUTHERN TIER 6810            9   9  0    70       DEVIATION (638)
 CHEETARA 6880                 5   1  0    67       THUNDERCATS (640)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYGRA 6815                    5   2  0    63       THUNDERCATS (640)
 GARDEN 6844                  12  14  0    57       PEARL JAM (629)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIDGET 6696                  10  10  0    54       DAVE'S DOGS (631)
 ROSIE RIVETTER 6843           9  21  0    48       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MUMM-RA 6817                  5   1  0    43       THUNDERCATS (640)
 HARVEY 6794                   6   2  0    41       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-HEISENBERG 6853               3   0  0    41       DEVIATION (638)
 DOG BOY BITES 6888            7  11  0    38       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-ARBOR VITAE 5460              4   2  1    38       WATERWORKS (521)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILYKIT 6949                  2   0  0    27       THUNDERCATS (640)
-STONE PONY 6905               3   2  0    26       DEVIATION (638)
-BETTERMAN 6894                2   3  0    26       PEARL JAM (629)
 CUSSTER 6929                  4   4  0    24       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALLAGASH 6903                 3   4  0    21       DEVIATION (638)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONE GOSSARD 6874            2   1  0    21       PEARL JAM (629)
-ALEXANDER 6935                2   1  0    21       MYTHORIAN (653)
 WILYKAT 6950                  2   0  0    18       THUNDERCATS (640)
 ANIMAL 6948                   1   1  1    18       PEARL JAM (629)
-JUSTINIUS 6937                2   1  0    14       MYTHORIAN (653)
 CORDUROY 6922                 3   4  0    13       PEARL JAM (629)
 ICE FROG KING 6933            1   0  1     8       SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
-STARGAZER 5458                2   0  0     7       WATERWORKS (521)
-CARROT 5461                   1   1  0     4       WATERWORKS (521)
-GRETCHEN 6695                 0   1  0     1       DAVE'S DOGS (631)
-UUBU 6694                     0   1  0     1       DAVE'S DOGS (631)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHAS THE DUCE 6921      2  7 0 DOGS OF WAR 115      ANIMAL 6948           740   
FREDRICK 6720           0  1 0 KHORS PRAETORIAN 633 ICE FROG KING 6933    740   
JUNK X 6951             0  1 0 SMELLS LIKE FROG 649 SPYMASTER             740  NONE
DEAD BUNNY 6952         0  1 0 THE BAD BUNNIES 164  DARK CHAMPION         740  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four, and it's CUSSER, ah, Cusster, who gets the win?  That is so unfair! -- Leon
from Napa

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

DEAD BUNNY was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JUNK X was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
TUM'S SOCKS was handily defeated by FLOPSY in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
LEON FROM NAPA won victory over VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 2 minute master's brawl.
CHEETARA overpowered DOG BOY BITES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GIDGET devastated ROSIE RIVETTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
GARDEN savagely defeated MUMM-RA in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
HARVEY was devastated by TYGRA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CORDUROY was viciously subdued by CUSSTER in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
CHAS THE DUCE was slaughtered by ANIMAL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
WILYKIT overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WILYKAT handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
ICE FROG KING killed FREDRICK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  24 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   8 -  0       0  |

Turn 740 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FLOPSY 6791                15   5  2  102 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
AIMED BLOW       TUM'S SOCKS 6870            8   3  0   81 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
STRIKING ATTACK  TYGRA 6815                  5   2  0   63 THUNDERCATS (640)
TOTAL PARRY      MUMM-RA 6817                5   1  0   43 THUNDERCATS (640)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEON FROM NAPA 6777.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FREDRICK 6720.  The ten other most popular fighters were GARDEN 6844, 
CUSSTER 6929, LEON FROM NAPA 6777, WILYKIT 6949, ICE FROG KING 6933, FLOPSY 6791, 
CHEETARA 6880, TYGRA 6815, GIDGET 6696, and MUMM-RA 6817.

The least popular fighter this week was WILYKAT 6950.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHAS THE DUCE 6921, CORDUROY 6922, HARVEY 6794, ROSIE RIVETTER 6843, 
DOG BOY BITES 6888, TUM'S SOCKS 6870, JUNK X 6951, DEAD BUNNY 6952, ANIMAL 6948, and 
MUMM-RA 6817.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                           STINGER (30-4098) RANDOM  (391) 
                    BUCK ROGERS (82-53730) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                      FRIED DUCKPINS (82-52331) 120507F  (8812) 
                      JESSICA (82-53734) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                   7TH SAMURAI (82-54800) SUPE FORCES 1801  (9246) 
                     STEAMING EARL (82-24992) SAUNA TIME  (3991) 
                    ARNOLD LAYNE (82-52842) ROOKIE PINK 1  (8905) 
                       HORMONE HOAGIE (82-55291) 01808X  (9340) 
               MINGE THE MARVELOUS (82-44835) HOLE IN THE WALL  (7539) 
                   CHILI CHEESE (82-19622) NOTHING BUT DIP  (3042) 
                 POST OFFICE BUILDING (84-4780) S. FORCES 7804  (916) 
                   HANNIBAL LECTER (84-8637) STATE OF MIND  (1582) 
                        BUTT GOBLIN (84-14415) 060310M  (2531) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes