DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2012    Duedate: 09/18/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-692

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WENIEN
MID EARTH (223)
(29-5758) [13-6-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENIEN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MID EARTH (223)                
(29-5758) [13-6-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       WENIEN
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           MID EARTH (223)
(29-5699) [15-25-0,70]         (29-5758) [13-6-0,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             26
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         26      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CLAN CROW (456)             16      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        12
5. STREET WALKERS (97)          0      THE GENTILES (434)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      699 468 20 59.9   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           8  2 0
 2- 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      724 489 60 59.7   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 3- 3 BOHICA (449)             142  97  2 59.4   3/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           7  4 0
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          678 588 31 53.6   4- 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       5  4 0
 5- 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      388 377 22 50.7   5/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  5 0
 6/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)          176 175 13 50.1   6/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            2  7 0
 7- 7*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)   1   1  0 50.0   7- 8 VENUSIANS (321)           1  0 0
 8- 8 VENUSIANS (321)          321 345 17 48.2   8- 9*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)  1  0 0
 9/ 9 TREKKERS (462)           182 208  5 46.7   9- 6 BOHICA (449)              1  1 0
10/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     669 799 14 45.6  10-10 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       0  8 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 704): JED TARRAN DAPP of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 706): MAC THE SPOON of THE SYNDICATE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 642): ARROGANT BASTARD of MMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 700): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 702): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 688): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 685): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 677): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): 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 319): BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 567): LOIS THUG of STRAIGHT UP THUG (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 534): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): 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 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 484): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 704): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 706): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 642): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 700): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 702): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 685): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 677): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 567): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 534): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 484): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 704): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 700): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 688): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 687): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.0
              (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, my boss tells me that being a good Duelmaster carries responsibility that
I didn't realize, like having to compose a Duelmaster's column.  So here I am
contemplating what divine wisdom I could share with you all.  Oh sure, I could boast
about how great I am or brag how easy it was beating my opponent Nero, but that all
seems rather childish and petty to me.  Instead lemme give you all some advice.
First, don't take becoming a gladiator lightly, it is a deadly game that could cause
you to lose your head in the blink of an eye.  Second, always check your weapon
before stepping out into the arena.  You never can tell about the quality of work
from the smithies here.  And finally remember my motto, "Strike first and Strike
last."

Your Duelmaster Wenien

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LAPUR to see 
what's new.  MVP award for GRASSFIRE?  CARDOW HUNTERS' proud of her after beating 
CAIRRAIG AMADAN and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  DEANNA TROI 
got smashed by TUNGSTEN TWISTER, and lost 13 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster 
must be the most popular guy in all LAPUR.  He got the most challenges.  (But what 
about proposals?) NERO thinks his 19-19-0 and studly character is good enough to face 
up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think WENIEN should let NERO be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  
Who was the wiseguy that said LAPUR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Burning 
Tree?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  BLACK SAMURAI was LAPUR's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know what MID EARTH's been 
doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from BLACK SAMURAI, that's 
fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENIEN 5758                  13   6  0   117       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHIAS 5780                 10   4  0   113       MID EARTH (223)
-ILLYRIA 5149                 22  15  0   105       VENUSIANS (321)
-PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         18   7  0    98       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NERO 5707                    19  19  0    94       TREKKERS (462)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               21  17  1    93       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BROADZILLA 5703              12   4  0    92       STREET WALKERS (97)
-ATRIA 5101                   23  20  2    91       VENUSIANS (321)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           12   9  2    84       CLAN CROW (456)
 SOLWYN 5753                  12   9  0    84       MID EARTH (223)
-MILEY VIRUS 5588             18  13  1    83       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         21  13  0    82       CLAN CROW (456)
-CALYPSO 5710                 14   8  0    79       BOHICA (449)
-STEEL SHARPENER 5748         11  10  0    72       METAL MINCERS (256)
-ANSHIN 4861                  19  13  0    70       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CLAYBANK 5699                15  25  0    70       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTERSONG 5783              12   7  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-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)
 TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840         4   1  0    55       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WINDFLOWER 5772              12   9  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SOLAR RADIATION 5308          8  12  0    52       VENUSIANS (321)
-DIVERGENT 5803                4   1  0    48       BOHICA (449)
-DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          7   5  0    43       CLAN CROW (456)
 LEAD LANCER 5768              6   4  0    42       METAL MINCERS (256)
-AVOX 5823                     4   2  0    35       BOHICA (449)
 DEANNA TROI 5845              3   4  0    35       TREKKERS (462)
 NAOWYN 5811                   4   3  0    34       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHISAHARU 5180                8   8  0    33       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-THE WHITE RABBIT 5815         1   1  0    31       EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                4  16  0    28       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BUTTERFACE 5826               3   1  0    27       BOHICA (449)
-CYGNI 5404                    5   2  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
 QUALM 5810                    6   1  0    24       MID EARTH (223)
-LESATH 5417                   4   2  1    24       VENUSIANS (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NISHIBI 5829                  4   3  0    15       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SINISTER FINN 5862            1   0  0    15       CLAN CROW (456)
-PATTY CAKES 5866              1   0  0    15       STREET WALKERS (97)
 STEEL SQUEEZER 5808           2   6  0    13       METAL MINCERS (256)
-HONEY BADGER 5867             1   0  0    13       STREET WALKERS (97)
-MEKURA 5831                   2   4  0    11       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAX 5832                1  5 0 TREKKERS 462         HEINOUS BEAST         692  NONE
ENSIGN 8 5868           0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         WYVERN                692  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wenien -- Me'n ye ole 'borgs bea gratin' ye fer yer Champeenship.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Broadzilla -- If you needed some that badly, all you had to do was tell me.  I would
appeared with my big weapon and done the trick.  You bimbo! -- Steel Sharpener

Snowflake -- You looked so lovely, especially with it being 100 degrees outside.  I
just had to have you. -- Tungsten Twister

Lesath -- I am sorry to admit that you are my better, but I now think I know why.
Kudos. -- Steel Squeezer

Shorry all; Ish down wish flu 'n littsh drunksh. -- Ora (feeling under the weather,
but obviously doing something about it)

Deanna Troi -- Young lady, that was a reckless thing to do. -- Claybank
P.S.  Although I do enjoy watching half-elves move.  Or full-elves, of course.

Tungsten Twister -- Oh, I thought your name was "Tongue Twister," and I was ready for
THAT kind of contest.  Sally's Sea Shells, and Peter Piper's Peppers, that kind of
thing.  Darn. -- Snowflake

Pub O'Connor -- I don't grudge you a win on your way out the door.  But I'm glad you
aren't going to be around to take more wins off me.  I cherish my winning record, you
see. -- Grassfire

Double McDipper -- Ah!  Extra chocolate syrup, very good!  And the sprinkling of nuts
was an excellent accent. -- Wintersong

You'd think the Userous Merchant would repent and get out of this life, wouldn't you?
He isn't really cut out for it. -- Windflower

Spin McDuecan -- Are you related to Toucan Sam? -- Solwyn

Nero -- Think of it this way... At least you lived. -- Wenien

Miley Virus -- Looks like I got your number. -- Mothias

Nishibi -- <Yawwwwn>  Is it over yet? -- Qualm

Mekura -- Sometimes I even surprise myself. -- Naowyn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAX was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENSIGN 8 was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NERO was savagely defeated by WENIEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
SOLWYN devastated CLAYBANK in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TUNGSTEN TWISTER demolished DEANNA TROI in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
STEEL SQUEEZER lost to QUALM in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge fight.
MOTHIAS beat SPIN MCDUECAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
GRASSFIRE savagely defeated CAIRRAIG AMADAN in a 3 minute expert's melee.
WINTERSONG lost to DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 1 minute fight.
NAOWYN lost to WINDFLOWER in a popular 1 minute duel.
SNOWFLAKE was overpowered by LEAD LANCER in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
SINISTER FINN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  36 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  12 -  0      14  |

Turn 692 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         3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  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                13   6  0  117 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       MOTHIAS 5780               10   4  0  113 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             21  17  1   93 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLWYN 5753                12   9  0   84 MID EARTH (223)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       21  13  0   82 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAOWYN 5811                 4   3  0   34 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 WENIEN 5758.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, 
MOTHIAS 5780, GRASSFIRE 5715, SOLWYN 5753, WINDFLOWER 5772, LEAD LANCER 5768, 
TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840, SNOWFLAKE 5781, SINISTER FINN 5862, and NERO 5707.

The least popular fighter this week was WINTERSONG 5783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEANNA TROI 5845, CLAYBANK 5699, ENSIGN 8 5868, DAX 5832, NAOWYN 5811, 
CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, SPIN MCDUECAN 5728, QUALM 5810, NERO 5707, and SINISTER FINN 
5862.