DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/12/2012    Duedate: 12/25/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-699

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRASSFIRE
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5715) [24-21-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PLUTONIUM PUNCH                THE WHITE RABBIT
METAL MINCERS (256)            EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
(29-5669) [21-7-0,116]         (29-5815) [3-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       WINTERSONG
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5699) [18-29-0,83]         (29-5783) [15-11-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

METAL MINCERS (256)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN CROW (456)             37
2. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)       19      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        15      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         13
5. EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)     8      EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NOT QUITE STARS (473)      9   1  1 90.0   1/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)       8  3 0
 2/ 2*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)   3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      713 476 20 60.0   3- 4*NOT QUITE STARS (473)     5  0 0
 4- 4 MID EARTH (223)          697 599 31 53.8   4- 1 MID EARTH (223)           5  5 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      401 391 22 50.6   5/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)           3  3 0
 6/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)          183 184 13 49.9   6/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  8 0
 7- 7 TREKKERS (462)           187 215  7 46.5   7/ 7*EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)  2  0 0
 8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     684 819 14 45.5   8/ 6 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     2  4 0
 9/ 9 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     12  24  0 33.3   9- 9 TREKKERS (462)            0  2 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 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 713): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 656): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 707): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 700): YEATS of DEAD POETS (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 698): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 695): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 684): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 642): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 574): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 559): PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 541): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 535): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUN STROKE of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 496): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 491): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 482): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 599): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 713): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 707): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 700): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 698): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 695): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 684): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 642): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 574): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 559): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 541): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 496): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 491): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 482): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 599): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
              (turn 710): BLAMMO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): JOHN DERE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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.)
                   (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yes!  Yes, yes, yes!  I am Duelmaster!  What a rush!  What a thrill!  This was
my third DM tussle, and I lost the other two to Nero, an aimer from Trekkers, and
Solwyn, a striker from Mid Earth.  Hence, the challenge win over Mothias, an aimer
from Mid Earth ,was just plain sweet!  I have to admit, it will not be easy to stay
here.  But, I want to.  My teammate, those other jealous cyborgs, tell me I am the
worst fighter on the team, but maybe they are just jealous.  Hah!
     It is true that my life and road to The Title has not been easy.  I started out
2-4!  I have lost twelve fights!  (But I have won 15!)  The only good thing I can say
about my record is that I am 6-0 vs,wastes and 2-0 vs total parries.  So, if you are
one of those, watch out!
     Enough said.  I have a fight to get ready for.  I plan to win it.  If you are
the one in the way, too bad.  Metal Mincers show no mercy.
          Steel Sharpener, Duelmaster I

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for LAPUR.  Too bad, MID EARTH, but METAL 
MINCERS was just too good to be stopped.  CLAN CROW like really fought hard to move 
up to 5th from 8th.  Way to go!  MVP award for DOUBLE MCDIPPER?  CLAN CROW's proud of 
him after beating CLAYBANK and getting 26 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
TUNGSTEN TWISTER got smashed by BOND SERVANT, and lost 9 points!  The Duelmaster 
isn't going to stop just cause it's Number One!  GRASSFIRE knows this.  She was 
challenged by the Duelmaster.  Was that a tear I saw in GRASSFIRE's eye, as she took 
over Duelmastership?  And wasn't STEEL SHARPENER fit to be tied!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  MID EARTH was 
the most avoided team.  Is a 697-599-31 record really that scary?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why METAL MINCERS' been avoiding MID EARTH so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is THE WHITE RABBIT popular, or what?  He was challenged 
the most in all of LAPUR!  He's got a 3-1-0, is that good?  THE WHITE RABBIT must not 
be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged SNOWFLAKE.  8 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought THE WHITE RABBIT showed 
great skill and promise when he subdued SNOWFLAKE.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     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.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASSFIRE 5715               24  21  1   103       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         21   7  0   116       METAL MINCERS (256)
-THE CLEAR 4632                8   2  0   115       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 WINTERSONG 5783              15  11  0   100       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748         15  13  0    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOTHIAS 5780                 13   7  0    89       MID EARTH (223)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         21  15  0    84       CLAN CROW (456)
 CLAYBANK 5699                18  29  0    83       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LEAD LANCER 5768             10   4  0    83       METAL MINCERS (256)
 DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767         10   6  0    83       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)
 WINDFLOWER 5772              17  11  0    67       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WHITE RABBIT 5815         3   1  0    52       EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
-DEANNA TROI 5845              5   5  1    47       TREKKERS (462)
 CHISAHARU 5180               12   9  0    46       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 THE CREAM 4662                3   2  0    46       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840         4   3  0    40       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                5  22  0    37       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   2  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)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869           1   3  0    18       CLAN CROW (456)
 USHIRO 5873                   2   3  0    16       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ERIC HARTMAN 5603             1   1  0    16       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 SEISUI 5881                   2   2  0     8       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-TASHA YAR 5864                0   1  0     7       TREKKERS (462)
-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?
TYSABARI 4713           0  1 0 ARCANE PHARMACY 401  ARENAMASTER KYAL      699  NONE
MEKURA 5831             4  5 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    DEANNA TROI 5845      695  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grassfire -- Plowman!?  You indignantly call me a plowman?  Why, you are but a
miniscule dying ember and I am a mighty cyborg.  Humpf! -- Steel Sharpener, Metal
Mincers

And you, Mothias, har har.  Let a real 'borg take over the DM spot, not some piddlin'
moth.  Har. -- Steel Sharpener

Destitute Noble -- Well, then, I was proud of that win over The Cream, your creamy
godling. -- Lead Lancer, Metal Mincer

Destitute Noble -- On behalf of the Metal Mincers I apologize for the name mixup. --
Ora
P.S.  Since you and Floyd are so close, is his monicker Destitute Floyd?

Windflower -- Tht result was rather unexpected so I guess I must congratulate you.
Well done, you dirty, rotten, ugly scumbag! -- Steel Squeezer, Metal Mincers

Wintersong -- Such a pretty name, such a gentle loss.  I am always glad to add to
someone's "L" column. -- Platinum Punch, Metal Mincers

Me borgs doa fine atta 3-1.  Aye.  Gotta keep Ora outta here', shoppin'.  Costin'
this'n old miner, tho.  Aye.  Big time! -- Oremaster

Not Quite Stars -- Welcome to Lapur.  We are glad you are here, even though you beat
out our beloved Metal Mincers on point gain last turn.  Well done, by the way!  May
your stay be long and prosperous. -- Ora and that grouchy old Oremaster

Steel Sharpener -- May your blade be blunted, dammit. -- Grassfire

Mothias -- Must've been an on day for me.  As opposed to an off one. -- Claybank

Naowyn -- I thought the same.  We need more variety in our fights, yes? -- Windflower

Naowyn -- I wonder how they define a "narrow" defeat? -- Grassfire
P.S.  I thought you had me there at first.

Steel Squeezer -- If you squeeze the wind, you just make it stronger. -- Windflower

Solwyn -- Ouch.  You short guys tend to take advantage.  Of course, if *I* was short,
*I* would take advantage, too.... -- Claybank

Plutonium Punch -- Oh, drat.  Go punch a plutonium, why don't you?  I just don't have
TIME for these long fights.  I've got winter to sing in. -- Wintersong

The White Rabbit -- Wow, you're REALLY white.  I couldn't even see myself against
your fur.  Makes it hard to fight, when you can't see yourself. -- Snowflake

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TYSABARI was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STEEL SHARPENER lost to GRASSFIRE in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
THE WHITE RABBIT overpowered SNOWFLAKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PERILOUS QUINN devastated SEISUI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WINTERSONG was luckily beaten by PLUTONIUM PUNCH in a 6 minute master's competition.
CLAYBANK was devastated by DOUBLE MCDIPPER in a 2 minute mismatched match.
LEAD LANCER handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute uneven fight.
WINDFLOWER won victory over THE CREAM in a 2 minute duel.
CHISAHARU outwaited SINISTER FINN in a slow 12 minute gruesome duel.
TUNGSTEN TWISTER lost to BOND SERVANT in a popular 4 minute fight.
USHIRO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        27 -  14 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  26 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 699 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             24  21  1  103 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669       21   7  0  116 METAL MINCERS (256)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEEL SHARPENER 5748       15  13  0   92 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       LEAD LANCER 5768           10   4  0   83 METAL MINCERS (256)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767       10   6  0   83 CLAN CROW (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE WHITE RABBIT 5815       3   1  0   52 EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CREAM 4662              3   2  0   46 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
STRIKING ATTACK  TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840       4   3  0   40 METAL MINCERS (256)
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 WINTERSONG 5783.  The ten other most popular fighters were TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840, 
WINDFLOWER 5772, LEAD LANCER 5768, STEEL SHARPENER 5748, DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767, THE 
CREAM 4662, GRASSFIRE 5715, THE WHITE RABBIT 5815, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, and CLAYBANK 
5699.

The least popular fighter this week was CHISAHARU 5180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669, SEISUI 5881, SNOWFLAKE 5781, TYSABARI 4713, 
USHIRO 5873, SINISTER FINN 5862, CLAYBANK 5699, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, THE WHITE RABBIT 
5815, and GRASSFIRE 5715.