DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/01/2013    Duedate: 05/14/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-709

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOPE
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-3988) [20-12-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOPE                           STEFAN
THE TAKEN (173)                SHADOWMIST (491)
(29-3988) [20-12-1,126]        (29-5924) [3-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOPE                           LORE
THE TAKEN (173)                TREKKERS (462)
(29-3988) [20-12-1,126]        (29-5884) [1-1-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOWMIST (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (173)             52
2. TREKKERS (462)              46      BOHICA (449)
3. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)       25      Unchartered Team
4. SHADOWMIST (491)            18
5. DEVIATION (488)             12      DEVIATION (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEVIATION (488)            6   2  0 75.0   1/ 5*SHADOWMIST (491)          6  7 1
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)             151 100  3 60.2   2/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 3- 3*STANKONIA (477)           15  12  2 55.6   3/ 7 THE TAKEN (173)           4  1 1
 4/ 4 THE TAKEN (173)          617 553 31 52.7   4/ 4 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     4  3 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      415 403 23 50.7   5- 6*STANKONIA (477)           3  2 0
 6/ 0 TREKKERS (462)           192 222  7 46.4   6/ 0*DEVIATION (488)           2  0 0
 7/ 6*SHADOWMIST (491)           6   7  1 46.2   7/ 2 BOHICA (449)              2  2 0
 8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     702 849 15 45.3   8/ 0 TREKKERS (462)            2  2 0
 9/ 9 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     22  37  1 37.3   9/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  5 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 721): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): TAFFY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 710): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): ANSHIN of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 355): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): SHE'S A JAR of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 652): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 545): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): JACK PENDELTON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 492): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 609): SANDMAN of NIGHTLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 721): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 710): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 355): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 652): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 545): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 492): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 609): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 722): ELEVENTH of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 701): WARTLESS WITCH of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
                           GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, CARDOW HUNTERS, since 
SHADOWMIST took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for BLACK SAMURAI, whose 
0-2-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 9th.  Ha!  SHADOWMIST turned their 2-3-0 turn 
into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch THE TAKEN's heads swell from their 4-1-1 this 
turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HOPE win a fight and gain 39 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KIRA NERYS 
beat SUMIRE and SUMIRE lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like LAPUR 
has some guts at least, ANSHIN the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged 
warrior.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as THE CLEAR takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From LAPUR's 
trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  CARDOW HUNTERS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in 
this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BLACK SAMURAI.  
Ha ha ha ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS has added the final loss to hers 
20-15-0.  Tee hee!  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE 3988                    20  12  1   126       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANSHIN 4861                  25  17  0    98       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-CALYPSO 5710                 15   8  0    95       BOHICA (449)
-DEADMAU5 5779                 7   2  1    93       BOHICA (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZARD 3995                 20  11  0    81       THE TAKEN (173)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIVERGENT 5803                7   1  0    74       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                   9   7  0    61       THE TAKEN (173)
 HEAVENLY BLUE 4714            5   6  1    60       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENIGMA 4466                   7   6  1    56       THE TAKEN (173)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                8  29  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-GASOLINE DREAMS 5739          5   2  1    52       STANKONIA (477)
-AVOX 5823                     5   3  0    48       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSLUMNATIONAL 5830           3   0  0    31       STANKONIA (477)
 HAMBONE 4512                  4   3  0    27       THE TAKEN (173)
 STEFAN 5924                   3   0  0    27       SHADOWMIST (491)
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      3   0  0    25       DEVIATION (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRA NERYS 5893               1   1  0    23       TREKKERS (462)
 MORNING THUNDER 5931          3   0  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MS JACKSON 5738               2   5  1    21       STANKONIA (477)
 CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914          2   1  0    20       TREKKERS (462)
 LORE 5884                     1   1  0    20       TREKKERS (462)
 DREKENMOSS 5922               2   1  1    18       SHADOWMIST (491)
-ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          2   0  0    16       DEVIATION (488)
 SERENA 5923                   1   2  0    11       SHADOWMIST (491)
-SOUL GOLD GRILL 5805          1   0  0    11       STANKONIA (477)
 STORMRUNNER 5906              1   6  0     9       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           1   0  0     7       DEVIATION (488)
 DANCING CAT 5905              0   7  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SUMIRE 5885                   1   1  0     4       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 ASTOR 5921                    0   3  0     3       SHADOWMIST (491)
 JAYLA 5936                    0   1  0     1       SHADOWMIST (491)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5937                0  1 0 BOHICA 449           STONE GOLEM           709  NONE
WINDFLOWER 5772        22 13 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   DEADMAU5 5779         706   
WINTERSONG 5783        20 16 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   HOPE 3988             709   
ENSIGN #11 5932         0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         ARENAMASTER KYAL      709  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to The Clear.  We always like to wake up to the clear of the
sky.... -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters
P.S.  Wintersong's graduation details are available to anyone who wants 'em.  I just
don't feel like typing them today.

Anshin -- Well, it was to be expected that you should defeat me today.  Winter IS
over, after all. -- Wintersong

Gasoline Dreams -- Of course.  I haven't been humiliated enough yet, have I? --
Snowflake

Snowflake -- You could try practicing more. -- Jorja

Inslumnational -- Could we have an explanation of that?  I'm sure we should do
something about it, if we knew what it was. -- Dancing Cat

Stefan -- Gah, a golem! -- Stormrunner

Astor -- If you weren't a golem, I'd buy you a drink!  The only win on the team, and
*I* got it.  This absolutely makes my day. -- Morning Thunder

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENSIGN #11 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HEAVENLY BLUE demolished SNOWFLAKE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ANSHIN was viciously subdued by THE CLEAR in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
WINTERSONG was butchered by HOPE in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
BUZZARD savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute brutal struggle.
ENIGMA was devastated by DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
RAVAGE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
HAMBONE defeated STORMRUNNER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SERENA was overpowered by MORNING THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DANCING CAT was handily defeated by CAPTAIN JANEWAY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE PAIN AINT CHEAP demolished ASTOR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LORE was overcome by DREKENMOSS in a exciting 2 minute brutal contest.
KIRA NERYS devastated SUMIRE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
STEFAN overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ROOKIE MISTAKE bested JAYLA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  3      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  26 -  3      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  11 -  1      21  |

Turn 709 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HOPE 3988                  20  12  1  126 THE TAKEN (173)
TOTAL PARRY      ANSHIN 4861                25  17  0   98 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                 9   7  0   61 THE TAKEN (173)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                 7   6  1   56 THE TAKEN (173)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOPE 3988.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LORE 5884.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUZZARD 3995, RAVAGE 4444, 
HAMBONE 4512, MORNING THUNDER 5931, DREKENMOSS 5922, KIRA NERYS 5893, JAYLA 5936, 
HEAVENLY BLUE 4714, ANSHIN 4861, and CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 5937.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ASTOR 5921, DANCING CAT 5905, SERENA 5923, SNOWFLAKE 5781, ENSIGN #11 
5932, ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, STEFAN 5924, SUMIRE 5885, STORMRUNNER 5906, and ENIGMA 
4466.

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

THE CLEAR (29-4632) ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
WINTERSONG (29-5783) CARDOW HUNTERS (359)