DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2012    Duedate: 12/11/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-698

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEEL SHARPENER
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5748) [15-12-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEL SHARPENER                THE WHITE RABBIT
METAL MINCERS (256)            EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
(29-5748) [15-12-0,113]        (29-5815) [2-1-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       HEAVENLY BLUE
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
(29-5699) [18-28-0,86]         (29-4714) [1-3-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOT QUITE STARS (473)       53
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         31      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)    13      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         4
5. TREKKERS (462)               4      NOT QUITE STARS (473)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*NOT QUITE STARS (473)      9   1  1 90.0   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 0
 2/ 0*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)   2   1  0 66.7   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 3/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      711 474 20 60.0   3/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)       7  2 0
 4/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          697 599 31 53.8   4/ 0*NOT QUITE STARS (473)     5  0 0
 5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      399 390 22 50.6   5/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  8 0
 6- 5 CLAN CROW (456)          181 183 13 49.7   6/ 5 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     3  4 0
 7/ 6 TREKKERS (462)           187 215  7 46.5   7/ 0*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)  1  0 0
 8/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     682 816 14 45.5   8- 8 CLAN CROW (456)           1  2 0
 9/ 8 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     12  22  0 35.3   9/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            0  4 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 710): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): 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 495): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): ARGUMENT of UNDER DURESS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): BLAMMO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, 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 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 533): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for STEEL SHARPENER, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing 
MOTHIAS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was MOTHIAS, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with STEEL SHARPENER.  Our battling duelmaster SOLWYN has managed to hold the 
title, fending off CLAYBANK's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
CARDOW HUNTERS.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LAPUR arena.  Did you 
hear that STREET WALKERS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of STREET WALKERS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  STREET WALKERS + Weapons That go Boom = METAL MINCERS + Avoid 
City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of GRASSFIRE, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, STEEL SQUEEZER 
went after WINDFLOWER, who was higher by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, 
STEEL SQUEEZER was subdued by WINDFLOWER.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Big deal, so NISHIBI got mashed in the Dark 
Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  
Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on 
the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LAPUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748         15  12  0   113       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE CLEAR 4632                8   2  0   115       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         20   7  0   109       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WINTERSONG 5783              15  10  0    97       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               23  21  1    91       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHIAS 5780                 13   7  0    89       MID EARTH (223)
 CLAYBANK 5699                18  28  0    86       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         21  15  0    84       CLAN CROW (456)
-ANSHIN 4861                  20  15  0    77       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           13  10  2    72       CLAN CROW (456)
 NAOWYN 5811                   7   6  0    71       MID EARTH (223)
 LEAD LANCER 5768              9   4  0    69       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDFLOWER 5772              16  11  0    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-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)
-DEANNA TROI 5845              5   5  1    47       TREKKERS (462)
-CHISAHARU 5180               11   9  0    44       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 THE WHITE RABBIT 5815         2   1  0    44       EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
 THE CREAM 4662                3   1  0    42       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                5  21  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUALM 5810                   10   3  0    33       MID EARTH (223)
 STEEL SQUEEZER 5808           5   9  0    33       METAL MINCERS (256)
-SINISTER FINN 5862            3   1  0    28       CLAN CROW (456)
 HEAVENLY BLUE 4714            1   3  0    26       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK BOMHAUER 5606            2   0  0    23       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 MEL GIBSTEIN 5605             2   0  0    21       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 BUCK NORRIS 5602              2   0  0    19       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 BRUCE TILLIS 5604             2   0  1    18       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 ERIC HARTMAN 5603             1   1  0    16       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 SEISUI 5881                   2   1  0     7       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-PERILOUS QUINN 5869           0   3  0     7       CLAN CROW (456)
 TASHA YAR 5864                0   1  0     7       TREKKERS (462)
 USHIRO 5873                   1   3  0     6       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 ORLOFF 5880                   1   3  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   
NISHIBI 5829            5  7 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    STONE GOLEM           698  NONE
SHISHIN 5870            1  1 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    PATTY CAKES 5866      694  REVENGED
ENSIGN #10 5872         1  2 1 TREKKERS 462         RIVER MONSTER         698  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ora -- You were close... we are run by Destitute Noble the lesser (much lesser) known
ally of Floyd.  Also, of smaller purse strings judging by how his warriors appear to
live versus us... -- The Cream
P.S.  Blue and I are no slouches either... ;-)

Champeen Solwyn!  Gratters.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Yes, Lord Protector Solwyn, congratulations on both the DM Title and the graduation.
You are really, really good. -- Ora

Grassfire -- You gotta keep that weapon sharp, ya know?  Mine was. -- Steel Sharpener

Ambitious Guard -- Or was that Lard?  You just stood there!  Thanks, Buster. -- Lead
Lancer

Common Riverrat -- It seems you figt quite commonly, while I fight quite dashingly.
I squeezed the snot out of you. -- Steel Squeezer

     And it was hard to get it out of the sand, too!

Me Ora she bea gone shoppin, me Mincerd bea gone 3-0!  Go figger?  Aye. -- Oremaster

Claybank -- Guess I should have kept my mouth shut, well fought. -- Mothias

Heavenly Blue -- You are welcome. -- Qualm

Windflower -- Four out of the last 5 weeks!?!  Enough already!!! -- Naowyn

Sensui -- Wow, you are a head hunter. -- Orloff

Our congratulations to Solwyn.  Looks like Mid Earth is going to be doing a lot or
recruiting to replace all these graduates.  We wish them good luck with it. -- Jorja
and the Cardow Hunters

Steel Sharpener -- That was a low, underhanded trick!  Bring along a flint and
starting a backfire--pah!  That was a tactic worthy of the lowest plowman! --
Grassfire the seriously indignant

Orloff -- Do I see another Mid-Earther hotshot dashing up behind me?  A "slim" loss,
forsooth! -- Snowflake

Solwyn -- Somehow, I was not at all surprised. -- Claybank

Ah!  That silly Concubine.  I know how to deal with HER. -- Wintersong

Chisaharu -- Style advantage to me, I believe.  Good try, though. -- Windflower

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ENSIGN #10 was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NISHIBI was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
STEEL SHARPENER demolished MOTHIAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
NAOWYN was narrowly defeated by GRASSFIRE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
STEEL SQUEEZER was devastated by WINDFLOWER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HEAVENLY BLUE was luckily beaten by QUALM in a 9 minute Challenge competition.
SOLWYN vanquished CLAYBANK in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH luckily beat WINTERSONG in a popular 6 minute gruesome master's brawl.
LEAD LANCER vanquished THE CREAM in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
SNOWFLAKE was overpowered by THE WHITE RABBIT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MEL GIBSTEIN overpowered SEISUI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BRUCE TILLIS handily defeated TASHA YAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ERIC HARTMAN demolished USHIRO in a 2 minute mismatched match.
BUCK NORRIS handily defeated ORLOFF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JACK BOMHAUER demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        28 -  14 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  28 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  14 -  0      22  |

Turn 698 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 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEEL SHARPENER 5748       15  12  0  113 METAL MINCERS (256)
TOTAL PARRY      PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669       20   7  0  109 METAL MINCERS (256)
WALL OF STEEL    WINTERSONG 5783            15  10  0   97 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       MOTHIAS 5780               13   7  0   89 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAOWYN 5811                 7   6  0   71 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE WHITE RABBIT 5815       2   1  0   44 EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CREAM 4662              3   1  0   42 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 HEAVENLY BLUE 4714.  The ten other most popular fighters were WINTERSONG 5783, 
ERIC HARTMAN 5603, NAOWYN 5811, LEAD LANCER 5768, THE WHITE RABBIT 5815, STEEL 
SHARPENER 5748, GRASSFIRE 5715, WINDFLOWER 5772, BRUCE TILLIS 5604, and BUCK NORRIS 
5602.

The least popular fighter this week was QUALM 5810.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NISHIBI 5829, ORLOFF 5880, TASHA YAR 5864, SEISUI 5881, SNOWFLAKE 5781, 
PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669, CLAYBANK 5699, STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, MOTHIAS 5780, and ENSIGN 
#10 5872.

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

SOLWYN (29-5753) MID EARTH (223)