DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2012    Duedate: 09/04/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-691

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WENIEN
MID EARTH (223)
(29-5758) [12-6-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENIEN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MID EARTH (223)                
(29-5758) [12-6-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       SOLWYN
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           MID EARTH (223)
(29-5699) [15-24-0,74]         (29-5753) [11-9-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             42
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         30      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        19      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN CROW (456)             17
5. VENUSIANS (321)              8      THE FIRE KNIVES (296)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      697 467 20 59.9   1/ 5 MID EARTH (223)           8  2 0
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      724 489 60 59.7   2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       8  6 0
 3- 3 BOHICA (449)             142  97  2 59.4   3/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          674 587 31 53.4   4/ 3 CLAN CROW (456)           7  3 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      388 377 22 50.7   5/ 1 TREKKERS (462)            6  4 0
 6/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)          175 173 13 50.3   6- 6 BOHICA (449)              2  2 0
 7- 7*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)   1   1  0 50.0   7/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       2  4 0
 8/ 0 VENUSIANS (321)          321 345 17 48.2   8/ 0 VENUSIANS (321)           1  0 0
 9/ 8 TREKKERS (462)           182 204  5 47.2   9- 8*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)  1  1 0
10/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     667 796 14 45.6  10/ 9 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       0 12 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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 640): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 693): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): NERO of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 634): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 527): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 488): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 474): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 591): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 640): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 692): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 693): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 634): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 527): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 488): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 474): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 591): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
              (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LAPUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as TREKKERS is pushed out of 
top team by MID EARTH, who came from 5th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for TREKKERS, whose 0-3-0 
this turn dropped them by 4 into 5th.  MID EARTH stable has parlayed this turn's 
4-1-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good 
work, guys!  The STREET WALKERS guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
MOTHIAS fought MILEY VIRUS and gained 22 points and contributed to MID EARTH's 4-1-0. 
Well done, LAPUR, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps 
NERO is not as thrilled, being challenged 5 times.  WENIEN challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone TREKKERS' warrior.  And all eyes 
were on WENIEN this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  LAPUR has a new 
victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Burning Tree until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BLACK SAMURAI stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding BLACK SAMURAI more than any other team we find METAL MINCERS.  LAPUR, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave attempt, BROADZILLA from 
STREET WALKERS challenged up 18 points to fight STEEL SHARPENER from the METAL 
MINCERS stable.  BROADZILLA perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she bested 
STEEL SHARPENER and ended up with 92 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  BLACK SAMURAI has sent SEIDAI to the Dark 
Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  Is it really true 
that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LAPUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENIEN 5758                  12   6  0   110       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHIAS 5780                  9   4  0   107       MID EARTH (223)
-ILLYRIA 5149                 22  15  0   105       VENUSIANS (321)
-PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         18   7  0    98       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NERO 5707                    19  18  0    93       TREKKERS (462)
 BROADZILLA 5703              12   4  0    92       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATRIA 5101                   23  20  2    91       VENUSIANS (321)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILEY VIRUS 5588             18  13  1    83       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           12   8  2    83       CLAN CROW (456)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         21  12  0    82       CLAN CROW (456)
-CALYPSO 5710                 14   8  0    79       BOHICA (449)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               20  17  1    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CLAYBANK 5699                15  24  0    74       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SOLWYN 5753                  11   9  0    72       MID EARTH (223)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748         11  10  0    72       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ANSHIN 4861                  19  13  0    70       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WINTERSONG 5783              12   6  0    67       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JESSIE JAMES 5817             7   3  0    59       STREET WALKERS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEADMAU5 5779                 4   1  0    55       BOHICA (449)
-SOLAR RADIATION 5308          8  12  0    52       VENUSIANS (321)
 WINDFLOWER 5772              11   9  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-DIVERGENT 5803                4   1  0    48       BOHICA (449)
 DEANNA TROI 5845              3   3  0    48       TREKKERS (462)
 DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          7   5  0    43       CLAN CROW (456)
 TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840         3   1  0    41       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NAOWYN 5811                   4   2  0    35       MID EARTH (223)
-AVOX 5823                     4   2  0    35       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHISAHARU 5180                8   8  0    33       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-LEAD LANCER 5768              5   4  0    32       METAL MINCERS (256)
-THE WHITE RABBIT 5815         1   1  0    31       EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                4  15  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BUTTERFACE 5826               3   1  0    27       BOHICA (449)
-CYGNI 5404                    5   2  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
 LESATH 5417                   4   2  1    24       VENUSIANS (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUALM 5810                    5   1  0    22       MID EARTH (223)
 NISHIBI 5829                  4   3  0    15       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 PATTY CAKES 5866              1   0  0    15       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HONEY BADGER 5867             1   0  0    13       STREET WALKERS (97)
 STEEL SQUEEZER 5808           2   5  0    11       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MEKURA 5831                   2   4  0    11       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-DAX 5832                      1   4  0     7       TREKKERS (462)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SEIDAI 5766             7 10 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    BLACK ORC             691  NONE
ENSIGN #7 5865          0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         HEINOUS BEAST         691  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pub, me boy; gratters on ye grad'n.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Duelmaster Nero!  Has a Roman ring to it.  All hail Emperor Nero!  Kudos. -- Ora

That were Steel Sharpener he done beat, Ora.  Dain't like it!  Naye! --
Oremaster

Nero -- Your owning the arena and having far more money than me just did not
make for an equal opportunity fight.  I guess I wasted a challenge. -- Steel
Sharpener, Metal Mincers

Calypso -- I go for those long, slow, cheek-to-cheek dances, you know? --
Platinum Pubch, Metal Mincers

Deanna Troi -- I will simply say you were too much woman for me. -- Lead Lancer,
Metal Mincers
P.S.  I may be a cyborg, but I DO like a lot in my women!

Hey!  Did you see that!  The BOB got bigger.  Hmm.  I can see that the additions
made them bigger, but I wonder if it will make them better?  Dilution is a
powerful thing, you know? -- Ora (in a surprisingly thoughtful moment)

Capt Antsy Pants -- Hmm, a glass sword... sounds magical. -- Claybank

Broadzilla -- Soothe me, okay?  I need it. -- Claybank

Our congratulations to Pub O'Connor. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Anshin -- Scorched you a good one, didn't I?  But it'll make you stronger in the
end. -- Grassfire

Spin McDuecan -- Made me dizzy. -- Claybank

Userous Merchant?  Bah.  A piker.  Okay, a ripper, but he pikes in other ways,
financial ways. -- Wintersong

Double McDipper -- You double-timed me or something.  Ouch. -- Windflower

Beggars!  Pfui. -- Snowflake

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEIDAI was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ENSIGN #7 was slaughtered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WENIEN handily defeated NERO in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge Title match.
BROADZILLA devastated STEEL SHARPENER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SPIN MCDUECAN defeated SOLWYN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DEANNA TROI was devastated by CLAYBANK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
TUNGSTEN TWISTER overpowered SNOWFLAKE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MEKURA was devastated by NAOWYN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
PUB O'CONNOR handily defeated GRASSFIRE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
MILEY VIRUS was vanquished by MOTHIAS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN outwaited ANSHIN in a tiresome 21 minute veteran's fight.
WINTERSONG handily defeated DOUBLE MCDIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WINDFLOWER subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute match.
LESATH devastated STEEL SQUEEZER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
QUALM outlasted NISHIBI in a unpopular 18 minute match.
PATTY CAKES overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HONEY BADGER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  24 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  23 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  36 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 691 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WENIEN 5758                12   6  0  110 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       MOTHIAS 5780                9   4  0  107 MID EARTH (223)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROADZILLA 5703            12   4  0   92 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   MILEY VIRUS 5588           18  13  1   83 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIN MCDUECAN 5728         12   8  2   83 CLAN CROW (456)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       21  12  0   82 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767        7   5  0   43 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAOWYN 5811                 4   2  0   35 MID EARTH (223)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CLAYBANK 5699.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLWYN 5753.  The ten other most popular fighters were TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840, 
WINDFLOWER 5772, WENIEN 5758, BROADZILLA 5703, NAOWYN 5811, MOTHIAS 5780, SEIDAI 
5766, SPIN MCDUECAN 5728, CLAYBANK 5699, and SNOWFLAKE 5781.

The least popular fighter this week was ANSHIN 4861.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, NISHIBI 5829, QUALM 5810, STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, 
DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767, MILEY VIRUS 5588, GRASSFIRE 5715, MEKURA 5831, DEANNA TROI 
5845, and STEEL SHARPENER 5748.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

PUB O'CONNOR (29-5702) CLAN CROW (456)