DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2014    Duedate: 08/30/2014

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-746

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIERRA
MMM BEER!! (596)
(13-5616) [15-2-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIERRA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MMM BEER!! (596)               
(13-5616) [15-2-0,152]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LAUGHTER REDKNIFE              SMALL FOX
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5594) [26-18-0,96]         (13-5615) [13-5-1,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALLITERATE ARMY (598)       50
2. MMM BEER!! (596)             5      MMM BEER!! (596)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)       -10      Unchartered Team

                                       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MMM BEER!! (596)          15   2  0 88.2   1/ 1*ALLITERATE ARMY (598)    13  2 0
 2/ 2*ALLITERATE ARMY (598)     17   3  0 85.0   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      7  8 0
 3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     873 855 18 50.5   3/ 3 MMM BEER!! (596)          3  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 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 
DULLENS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see KNICK KNACK win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
MEGAMANAGER (NOT) beat JUST A GUY and JUST A GUY lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, DULLENS may be getting bland, as SIERRA 
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.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the DULLENS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of DULLENS.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIERRA 5616                  15   2  0   152       MMM BEER!! (596)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5594       26  18  0    96       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 LAME OX 5592                 22  30  0    96       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMALL FOX 5615               13   5  1    82       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUST A GUY 5609              14  11  0    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEST WOOD 5630                4   0  0    45       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
 KNICK KNACK 5628              3   1  0    45       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
 PART POWER 5627               4   0  0    40       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE LION 5626              3   1  0    26       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
 POWER PUNCH 5629              3   1  0    25       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUGAR BULL 5631               0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Again ten fights, holding strong here, though the Old Timers on our team ASSURE me
that in the Good Old Days, there were many more.  Eh.  We aren't IN the Good Old
Days.  We went four-one in the traditional manner:  loss to Sierra, wins over
standbys. -- Laughter Redknife

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

SIERRA viciously subdued LAME OX in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
LAUGHTER REDKNIFE was vanquished by GHOST OF ELDRAD in a 1 minute uneven battle.
JUST A GUY was demolished by MEGAMANAGER (NOT) in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SMALL FOX was bested by LOST POTATO FARMER in a popular 6 minute gory contest.
WEST WOOD demolished TEDDY BEAR OF DEATH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PART POWER defeated TEDDY BEAR OF DEATH in a 2 minute struggle.
KNICK KNACK narrowly defeated TEX IMPERSONATOR in a 1 minute brawl.
POWER PUNCH lost to TOODLES ENRAGED! in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
LITTLE LION vanquished SUGAR BULL in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -   2 -  0      91  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 746 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SIERRA 5616                15   2  0  152 MMM BEER!! (596)
WALL OF STEEL    LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5594     26  18  0   96 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SMALL FOX 5615             13   5  1   82 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
STRIKING ATTACK  JUST A GUY 5609            14  11  0   59 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
BASHING ATTACK   WEST WOOD 5630              4   0  0   45 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
SLASHING ATTACK  KNICK KNACK 5628            3   1  0   45 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5594.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SMALL FOX 5615.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIERRA 5616, 
KNICK KNACK 5628, PART POWER 5627, WEST WOOD 5630, LITTLE LION 5626, LAME OX 5592, 
POWER PUNCH 5629, LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5594, JUST A GUY 5609, and SUGAR BULL 5631.

The least popular fighter this week was SUGAR BULL 5631.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUST A GUY 5609, LAUGHTER REDKNIFE 5594, POWER PUNCH 5629, LAME OX 
5592, LITTLE LION 5626, WEST WOOD 5630, PART POWER 5627, KNICK KNACK 5628, SIERRA 
5616, and SMALL FOX 5615.