DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/23/2013    Duedate: 02/05/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-702

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              BELIZE
                               WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
                               (29-5854) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WINTERSONG                     WINTERSONG
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5783) [17-12-0,111]        (29-5783) [17-12-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        41
2. THE TAKEN (173)             34      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. WORLD BLADES 2 (486)        32      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         21
5. CLAN CROW (456)              3      WORLD BLADES 2 (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WORLD BLADES 2 (486)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  5 1
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      718 481 21 59.9   2/ 2 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  4 1
 3- 3 MID EARTH (223)          701 603 31 53.8   3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  5 1
 4/ 0 THE TAKEN (173)          604 541 29 52.8   4- 5 MID EARTH (223)           4  4 0
 5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      406 395 23 50.7   5/ 0 THE TAKEN (173)           3  2 0
 6/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)          186 190 14 49.5   6/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           3  6 1
 7/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     692 824 15 45.6   7/ 0*WORLD BLADES 2 (486)      2  0 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 714): GLINDORA of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 716): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 662): ADELITA of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 710): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 712): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 695): TAVELSHAN KETHAL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 687): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 562): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 544): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 494): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 716): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 662): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 710): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 712): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 695): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 687): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 645): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 562): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 544): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 494): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): MIDNIGHT of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
              (turn 713): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 697): INSIDIOUS of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm Duelmaster!  And, I'm gone!  Outta here!  Lord Protector!  Yowsir!  Gone,
gone, gone.  Hasta La Vista.
     And for my final words, I will brag about me and Platinum Punch, both Lord
Protectors and graduating partners.
STEEL SHARPENER
12-6-16-16-20-8-6 mode slasher
great damage, normal endu
worked out to a spiffy
15-7-16-17-21-8-7
great damage, normal endu
Adexes - Init, Att; Expert - Decise
skill learn rate 2.14
17-13-0 arena, 2 DM crowns
BS = 17/116/12
HA = 5/23/3
PLATINUM PUNCH
12-16-8-4-18-5-21 mode total parry
good damage, good endu
pumped to a buldging
15-19-8-7-21-5-21
good damage, tremendous endu
adex parry
skill learn rate = 1.21
22-8-0 arena, 6-9 tournaments 1 DM Title
LG = 4/28/0
others 1/29/0
     May the best borg win the next DM Title.  It won't be me because... "I'm outta
here!"
               Steel Sharpener, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  CARDOW HUNTERS had cause to celebrate, after WINDFLOWER got 25 points 
by beating DOUBLE MCDIPPER.  PERILOUS QUINN certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to SEISUI and losing 15 points in the process!  A certain 
someone saw STEEL SHARPENER at The Warty Toad with the shakes, and now it fails to 
show up to defend its throne.  What a pathetic slob!  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in LAPUR avoid MID EARTH.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the 
"warriors" of METAL MINCERS, so did that sorry team shy from MID EARTH Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and SNOWFLAKE is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  
Isn't CARDOW HUNTERS proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Q:  What's a record like 6-9-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  
This week's winner:  STEEL SQUEEZER of METAL MINCERS!  WINDFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS 
sends DOUBLE MCDIPPER of CLAN CROW goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home.  
LAPUR has no place for weaklings!  Justice was served as WINDFLOWER fought DOUBLE 
MCDIPPER in bloodfeud.  Well done, CARDOW HUNTERS!  Ask not for whom the sword 
slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  LAPUR, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty 
Toad.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDFLOWER 5772              20  11  1   111       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WINTERSONG 5783              17  12  0   111       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           14  10  2    96       CLAN CROW (456)
 HOPE 3988                    17  10  0    91       THE TAKEN (173)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         21  15  0    84       CLAN CROW (456)
 BUZZARD 3995                 19   7  0    78       THE TAKEN (173)
-ANSHIN 4861                  20  15  0    77       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LEAD LANCER 5768             10   5  0    70       METAL MINCERS (256)
-NAOWYN 5811                   7   8  0    69       MID EARTH (223)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHISAHARU 5180               14  10  0    52       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840         5   4  1    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 RAVAGE 4444                   6   5  0    50       THE TAKEN (173)
-QUALM 5810                   12   3  0    47       MID EARTH (223)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                7  23  0    44       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENIGMA 4466                   5   3  0    31       THE TAKEN (173)
 SEISUI 5881                   4   3  0    31       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SINISTER FINN 5862            3   5  0    27       CLAN CROW (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELIZE 5854                   1   0  0    20       WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
 USHIRO 5873                   3   5  1    15       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869           2   4  0    14       CLAN CROW (456)
 ARUBA 5855                    1   0  0    12       WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
 HAMBONE 4512                  0   2  0     2       THE TAKEN (173)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AMBITIOUS GUARD         0  0 0                      TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840 702  NONE
CLAYBANK 5699          18 30 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767  700  JUST REVENGED
DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767   11  8 1 CLAN CROW 456        WINDFLOWER 5772       702   
STEEL SQUEEZER 5808     6 10 0 METAL MINCERS 256    BLACK ORC             702  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aye, Visionist, me laddy.  Ye be missed. -- Oremaster

Grassfire -- Gallant Metal Mincers?  Not since I've been here.  I am trying to
convert them to true champions, but, alas, my old man hubby, Oremaster, is just too
darn crochety at the moment. -- Ora

Naowyn -- I'd like to say I beat you to the punch, but let's just leave it at "My
pleasure, Ma'am." -- Platinum Punch

Grassfire -- I was sorry to have to put out your fire, Buddy. -- Steel Sharpener

Seisui -- I hope I didn't squeeze you so badly that you no longer want to fight.
What's that I hear that Visionist and Crew are taking a hiatus?  Hey, come back soon;
I promise to be easier on you. -- Steel Squeezer

     A likely story!

Chisaru -- Maybe I just let you have that win so you would come back for more? --
Tungsten Twister

Good luck to all Lapurians at The Face. -- Ora

Proud 'o ye Mincers.  3-1.  Duelmaster.  Two 'o them grads.  Aye! -- Oremaster

Forgot ta mail in me personals last turs so here they be. -- Owsly

We at Clan Crow like ta be thankin Ora and Oremaster fer havin us over fer Christmas
dinner and drinin.  We Crow's especially enjoyed ye fine brews.  Ahem we probably be
the loud ones ye be talkinga boot at ye party.  Never the less we had a grand o'
time!  Me will say we did NOT participate in the off key carolling. -- Owsly

All -- We trust everyone had o' great Christmas and Happy New Year.  Now can we get
back ta stickin, stabbin, bashin and slashin?  That be where the real bread and
butter be. -- Owsly

Chisarharu -- Ye fought like a true lug twice now.  Ye be pretty good but gimme a few
more fights and me be back ta test yer metal again! -- Sinister Finn

Jorja -- On behalf o' D. McDiper we at Clan Crow would like ta oppolgive for the
death of you hunter.  Double dannae have o' mean bone in his body and dannae me ta do
it.  He be afraid o'l Claybank be gettin da jump back on him so he kept doin what he
be doin an not realizin he be goin too far.  (KD o 5)  As always when we at Clan Crow
be causin a death we will man up and attend the dead's funeral and send over a bottle
o' our best. -- Owsly and the rest o' Clan Crow

Did da Not Quite Stars get sucked inta o black hole? -- Owsly

Now for this turn. -- Owsly

Mothias -- How me got matched with yer stining arese be b'yond me!  Me nae too
thrilled o'boot it but me glad ta see ye go!  G'luck in ye retirement. -- Double
McDipper *slightly peeved at bein shoved in the ring with that lad*

Snow Flake -- Me never was much for the cold much less fighting in it and ye
obviously be cold with the way ye kept smacking me in me family jewels!  And they
call me sisister hmph! -- Sinister Finn *feeling like he's got melons for jewels*

Visionist -- Hope ye come back soon.  We will miss ye but most o' all it be o'while
since we Crows get ta beat on some Mid earthies. -- Owsly and the reso o' Clan Crow 

Steel Sharpener -- It didn't hurt ME, but the boss got hit with a -10 degree
windchill. -- Wintersong

Our congratulations to Steel Sharpener and Plutonium Punch.  Obviously, the metal on
the Isle is about to be thoroughly minced. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Steel Sharpener -- I'm so sharp now, I may move up to chimney fires! -- Grassfire

Sinister Finn -- I see that my skill as a teacher is verified by this performance.
Worth losing to me, isn't it? -- Snowflake

The Penniless Lord was, ah, not what I expected.  A dwarf?  Hard to imagine a
penniless dwarf. -- Wintersong

That Striker Breaker was a pig. -- Windflower

Killed by an Embezzling Scribe?  I have never been so embarrassed in my life! --
Ghost of Rainsinger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STEEL SQUEEZER was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH was viciously subdued by WINTERSONG in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
SINISTER FINN lost to SNOWFLAKE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
DOUBLE MCDIPPER was dealt death by WINDFLOWER in a 1 minute brutal veteran's fight.
SPIN MCDUECAN slimly won victory over BUZZARD in a popular 4 minute expert's brawl.
HOPE devastated LEAD LANCER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TUNGSTEN TWISTER easily killed AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
CHISAHARU was viciously subdued by RAVAGE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
PERILOUS QUINN was overpowered by SEISUI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ENIGMA overpowered USHIRO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAMBONE was handily defeated by ARUBA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BELIZE demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        27 -  13 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 702 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WINDFLOWER 5772            20  11  1  111 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    WINTERSONG 5783            17  12  0  111 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      BUZZARD 3995               19   7  0   78 THE TAKEN (173)
STRIKING ATTACK  TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840       5   4  1   51 METAL MINCERS (256)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                 6   5  0   50 THE TAKEN (173)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WINTERSONG 5783.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WINTERSONG 5783.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIN MCDUECAN 5728, 
SNOWFLAKE 5781, BUZZARD 3995, RAVAGE 4444, SINISTER FINN 5862, TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840, 
ARUBA 5855, WINDFLOWER 5772, HOPE 3988, and SEISUI 5881.

The least popular fighter this week was BELIZE 5854.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAMBONE 4512, USHIRO 5873, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, CHISAHARU 5180, LEAD 
LANCER 5768, DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767, STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, ENIGMA 4466, SEISUI 5881, and 
HOPE 3988.

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

PLUTONIUM PUNCH (29-5669) METAL MINCERS (256)
STEEL SHARPENER (29-5748) METAL MINCERS (256)