DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/14/2012    Duedate: 11/27/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-697

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLWYN
MID EARTH (223)
(29-5753) [17-9-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLWYN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
MID EARTH (223)                
(29-5753) [17-9-0,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       WINDFLOWER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5699) [18-27-0,92]         (29-5772) [15-11-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             35
2. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)       27      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. METAL MINCERS (256)         21      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN CROW (456)             15
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         5      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)      708 473 20 59.9   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 0
 2- 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      728 495 61 59.5   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          695 596 31 53.8   3/ 2 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       6  7 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      399 387 22 50.8   4/ 5 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  3 0
 5/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)          181 183 13 49.7   5/ 8 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     3  2 0
 6- 6 TREKKERS (462)           187 213  7 46.8   6- 4 TREKKERS (462)            2  2 1
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     680 813 14 45.5   7- 6 STREET WALKERS (97)       2  3 0
 8/ 8 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     12  20  0 37.5   8/ 7 CLAN CROW (456)           2  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 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 711): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 652): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 707): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 698): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 699): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 696): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 349): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 690): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 640): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 572): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 557): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 533): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): JERMOME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 494): KINVER TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 489): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 480): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 597): LORD FIREFLASH of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 709): CRIMSON DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 711): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 652): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 707): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 698): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 699): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 696): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 349): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 690): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 640): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 572): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 557): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 533): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 494): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 489): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 480): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 597): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
              (turn 708): KATANA of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
                          JED TARRAN DAPP of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 652): FLOYDRIFFIC of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 697): LT. OLSEN of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
                            DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 698): MISSOURI WILDLIFE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 320): QUEEN OF TARTS of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (slugbait, mgr.)
                               BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 556): BALKO DUNN of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 493): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as ARCANE PHARMACY can attest...  Practice pays 
for MOTHIAS, who pummelled ANSHIN, to pocket 20 points.  ANSHIN certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to MOTHIAS and losing 14 points in the 
process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by CLAYBANK, of 
CARDOW HUNTERS, who despite a 18-27-0 couldn't overcome LAPUR's Number 1.  So who was 
the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's 
got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
METAL MINCERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of METAL MINCERS found their efforts at combat frustrated as BLACK SAMURAI 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
USHIRO could open up a fast food joint!  Place your bets!  ORLOFF is the long shot of 
the week:  they challenged SNOWFLAKE, up by 28.  Soopreyes, soopreyes!  ORLOFF 
emerges from the fray 2 points the richer.  Good show, ORLOFF!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid LAPUR farewell-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLWYN 5753                  17   9  0   130       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE CLEAR 4632                8   2  0   115       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
-PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         19   7  0   102       METAL MINCERS (256)
-MILEY VIRUS 5588             19  14  1   101       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MOTHIAS 5780                 13   6  0   100       MID EARTH (223)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748         14  12  0    97       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WINTERSONG 5783              15   9  0    95       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CLAYBANK 5699                18  27  0    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BROADZILLA 5703              13   5  0    92       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASSFIRE 5715               22  21  1    88       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         21  15  0    84       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANSHIN 4861                  20  15  0    77       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           13  10  2    72       CLAN CROW (456)
 NAOWYN 5811                   7   5  0    69       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDFLOWER 5772              15  11  0    61       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LEAD LANCER 5768              8   4  0    58       METAL MINCERS (256)
-JESSIE JAMES 5817             7   5  0    58       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          9   6  0    57       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840         4   2  0    49       METAL MINCERS (256)
 THE CREAM 4662                3   0  0    49       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
-DEANNA TROI 5845              5   5  1    47       TREKKERS (462)
 CHISAHARU 5180               11   9  0    44       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STEEL SQUEEZER 5808           5   8  0    36       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                5  20  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENSIGN #10 5872               1   1  1    33       TREKKERS (462)
 QUALM 5810                    9   3  0    30       MID EARTH (223)
 SINISTER FINN 5862            3   1  0    28       CLAN CROW (456)
-PATTY CAKES 5866              2   1  1    26       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HEAVENLY BLUE 4714            1   2  0    25       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NISHIBI 5829                  5   6  0    21       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-HONEY BADGER 5867             2   1  0    14       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SEISUI 5881                   2   0  0    14       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 USHIRO 5873                   1   2  0     9       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869           0   3  0     7       CLAN CROW (456)
 ORLOFF 5880                   1   2  0     6       MID EARTH (223)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEKURA 5831             4  5 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    DEANNA TROI 5845      695   
SHISHIN 5870            1  1 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    PATTY CAKES 5866      694  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Solwyn, The Duelmaster of Lapur. -- Ora

Aye, gratters ter yon champeen.  Ye hadta beat me Mincer, ye brute! -- Oremaster

Solwyn -- Well, I, for one, did not appreciate your beating me and knocking me below
Challenger Campions and political points.  You curr! -- Steel Sharpener

Nishibi -- My wallop was better than your flack jacket. -- Steel Sharpener

A Mincer 1-1?  Time for Oremaster to go golfing instead. -- Ora

Oh, my!  It looks like Arcane Pharmacy is sending out his warriors for more runs at a
TC!  Good luck in getting The Clear his second, Floyd. -- Ora
P.S.  At least I think it is Floyd and The Clear TC'd in Milwaukee.

Mothias -- Ah, that looked like a mis-match one way, at first, and then the other way
at the end.  And actually, I think it was, well, okay, not EVEN, but anybody can be
one-shotted on a bad day. -- Claybank

If THAT was a "Deadly Assassin," well, I have to wonder.  It wasn't impressive.  He
wasn't impressive. -- Grassfire

Neither was the Veteran Mercenary.  Too old for this work, I think.  Dueling is a
young man's game. -- Wintersong

Naowyn -- I thought you didn't want to go up in the ranks? -- Windflower, now
confused

The Cream -- Oh, cheese louise with sausage!  That was JUST what I needed to boost my
confidence.  Bah.  I'm going to sulk.  Or pout.  Or both. -- Snowflake

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STEEL SHARPENER bested GRASSFIRE in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
MOTHIAS demolished ANSHIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DOUBLE MCDIPPER was defeated by NAOWYN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
THE CREAM devastated QUALM in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SINISTER FINN overpowered USHIRO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ORLOFF slimly lost to SNOWFLAKE in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SOLWYN devastated CLAYBANK in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
WINTERSONG handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHISAHARU was viciously subdued by WINDFLOWER in a action packed 6 minute duel.
LEAD LANCER overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STEEL SQUEEZER overpowered COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NISHIBI was viciously subdued by HEAVENLY BLUE in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
PERILOUS QUINN was luckily beaten by SEISUI in a 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  13 -  0      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  13 -  0      24  |

Turn 697 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         4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLWYN 5753                17   9  0  130 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       MOTHIAS 5780               13   6  0  100 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEEL SHARPENER 5748       14  12  0   97 METAL MINCERS (256)
WALL OF STEEL    WINTERSONG 5783            15   9  0   95 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      ANSHIN 4861                20  15  0   77 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAOWYN 5811                 7   5  0   69 MID EARTH (223)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767        9   6  0   57 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CREAM 4662              3   0  0   49 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
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 WINDFLOWER 5772.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEAVENLY BLUE 4714, 
STEEL SHARPENER 5748, SNOWFLAKE 5781, NAOWYN 5811, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, MOTHIAS 5780, 
THE CREAM 4662, WINTERSONG 5783, LEAD LANCER 5768, and SINISTER FINN 5862.

The least popular fighter this week was CLAYBANK 5699.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were USHIRO 5873, QUALM 5810, DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767, ANSHIN 4861, NISHIBI 
5829, CHISAHARU 5180, GRASSFIRE 5715, SEISUI 5881, STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, and SOLWYN 
5753.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOLWYN (29-5753) MID EARTH (223)