DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2014    Duedate: 09/27/2014

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-747

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEAD BELLY
BODY OF MUSIC (591)
(17-7401) [16-4-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEAD BELLY                     MINDCRIME
BODY OF MUSIC (591)            QUEENSRYCHE (609)
(17-7401) [16-4-0,131]         (17-7516) [6-2-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEAD BELLY                     JET CITY WOMAN
BODY OF MUSIC (591)            QUEENSRYCHE (609)
(17-7401) [16-4-0,131]         (17-7520) [6-2-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUEENSRYCHE (609)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEENSRYCHE (609)           31
2. NERDS RULE! (611)           10      ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
3. BODY OF MUSIC (591)          7      Unchartered Team
4. ROYAL PAIN (610)             0
5. DRAGON'S FIST (128)          0      NERDS RULE! (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NERDS RULE! (611)          3   1  0 75.0   1/ 3*QUEENSRYCHE (609)         7  5 2
 2- 2*ROYAL PAIN (610)          13   8  0 61.9   2/ 1 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    5  4 1
 3/ 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    52  34  4 60.5   3/ 4 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       3  6 0
 4/ 5*QUEENSRYCHE (609)         20  15  2 57.1   4/ 5*NERDS RULE! (611)         2  1 0
 5/ 6 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       77  69  5 52.7   5- 2*ROYAL PAIN (610)          1  1 0
 6- 8 DRAGON'S FIST (128)       36  63  4 36.4   6- 8 DRAGON'S FIST (128)       1  3 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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, ALL THINGS FLOYD, since 
QUEENSRYCHE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see T.G.I. FLOYD'S win a fight and gain 11 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MINDCRIME beat HURRICANE FLOYD and HURRICANE FLOYD lost 6 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ALJAFIR may 
be getting bland, as LEAD BELLY stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
ALJAFIR?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
QUEENSRYCHE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. 
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was NERDS RULE!.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  A big yahoo goes out to LEAD BELLY this turn, for 
revenging BODY OF MUSIC's bloodfeud against ALL THINGS FLOYD's warrior DREAM DATE 
FLOYD.  Heh, heh, heh.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ALJAFIR 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 ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAD BELLY 7401              16   4  0   131       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346          13   1  0   101       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383        15   5  2    91       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SHINS 7471                8   2  1    76       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 MINDCRIME 7516                6   2  0    71       QUEENSRYCHE (609)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JET CITY WOMAN 7520           6   2  1    50       QUEENSRYCHE (609)
-PRINCE ALBERT 7522            4   0  0    48       ROYAL PAIN (610)
 HURRICANE FLOYD 7391          7   4  0    43       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEIRD SCIENCE 7551            3   1  0    32       NERDS RULE! (611)
-FILET O' FLOYD 7345           5   1  0    30       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-HORDE 6100                    1   1  0    30       DRAGON'S FIST (128)
 BREAKING SILENCE 7539         4   1  1    28       QUEENSRYCHE (609)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN CRIMSON 7527            2   2  0    25       ROYAL PAIN (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARSE OF SPADES 7536           2   0  0    19       ROYAL PAIN (610)
-VLAD ATTITUDE 7538            3   1  0    15       ROYAL PAIN (610)
 TALKING HEADS 7545            2   5  1    12       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-DUKE OF BURL 7537             2   2  0    10       ROYAL PAIN (610)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KENNY CHESTNEY 7483    10  9 1 BODY OF MUSIC 591    DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383 746  JUST REVENGED
BARK ARENA 7570         0  1 0 QUEENSRYCHE 609      SHEWISH GIANT         747  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

BARK ARENA was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LEAD BELLY vanquished DREAM DATE FLOYD in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
T.G.I. FLOYD'S demolished THE SHINS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MINDCRIME devastated HURRICANE FLOYD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JET CITY WOMAN defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
TALKING HEADS was devastated by WEIRD SCIENCE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BREAKING SILENCE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        22 -  11 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  31 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  19 -  1      21  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 747 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LEAD BELLY 7401            16   4  0  131 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
AIMED BLOW       T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346        13   1  0  101 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
STRIKING ATTACK  MINDCRIME 7516              6   2  0   71 QUEENSRYCHE (609)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JET CITY WOMAN 7520         6   2  1   50 QUEENSRYCHE (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEAD BELLY 7401.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JET CITY WOMAN 7520.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEAD BELLY 7401, 
WEIRD SCIENCE 7551, BARK ARENA 7570, T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346, MINDCRIME 7516, HURRICANE 
FLOYD 7391, TALKING HEADS 7545, BREAKING SILENCE 7539, DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383, and THE 
SHINS 7471.

The least popular fighter this week was THE SHINS 7471.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383, BREAKING SILENCE 7539, TALKING HEADS 7545, 
HURRICANE FLOYD 7391, MINDCRIME 7516, T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346, BARK ARENA 7570, WEIRD 
SCIENCE 7551, LEAD BELLY 7401, and JET CITY WOMAN 7520.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LEAD BELLY (17-7401) BODY OF MUSIC (591)