DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2013    Duedate: 05/28/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-710

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOPE
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-3988) [21-12-1,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOPE                           DREKENMOSS
THE TAKEN (173)                SHADOWMIST (491)
(29-3988) [21-12-1,133]        (29-5922) [2-2-1,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOPE                           RAVAGE
THE TAKEN (173)                THE TAKEN (173)
(29-3988) [21-12-1,133]        (29-4444) [9-8-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (173)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN CROW (456)             38
2. THE TAKEN (173)             21      BOHICA (449)
3. BOHICA (449)                14      Unchartered Team
4. TREKKERS (462)              13
5. SHADOWMIST (491)             6      SHADOWMIST (491)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEVIATION (488)            6   2  0 75.0   1/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)           8  2 2
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)             153 101  3 60.2   2/ 8 TREKKERS (462)            4  3 0
 3- 3*STANKONIA (477)           15  12  2 55.6   3/ 1*SHADOWMIST (491)          4 10 0
 4/ 4 THE TAKEN (173)          621 554 32 52.9   4- 4 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     3  1 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      416 404 23 50.7   5/ 0 CLAN CROW (456)           3  2 1
 6/ 0 CLAN CROW (456)          196 196 16 50.0   6- 5*STANKONIA (477)           3  2 0
 7/ 6 TREKKERS (462)           194 223  7 46.5   7/ 9 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  4 0
 8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     703 853 15 45.2   8/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      3 12 0
 9/ 7*SHADOWMIST (491)           7  11  1 38.9   9- 6*DEVIATION (488)           2  0 0
10- 9 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     22  37  1 37.3  10/ 7 BOHICA (449)              2  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 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 678): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): AXEL of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): MUFFY STOFELES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): 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 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 678): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): SAMPSON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 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.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, 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.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I have to admit I did not expect to be here today.  Stillgard was so angry after
my last few fights that I had thought he had given up on me.  Thanks for giving me
another chance!
     I would be remiss if I did not thank and apologize to Wintersong.  I was torn
with conflicting emotions:  exhilaration about winning, yet incredible sadness when I
saw her fall.  When I saw the healers I was so relieved!  Please accept my sincere
apology, Wintersong!

I am challenging Anshin this turn.  He deserves a shot.

                                          -- Duelmistress Hope

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in LAPUR, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE TAKEN.  He who 
laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe CARDOW 
HUNTERS.  Last week they got 1-4-0 to drop by 6!  Nothing works for a team like 
victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as TREKKERS can attest...  Good 
things come to those who fight well, as THE TAKEN can attest, moving up by 2.  
Practice pays for SINISTER FINN, who pummelled SNOWFLAKE, to pocket 22 points.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, PERILOUS QUINN was winsome, after beating 
MORNING THUNDER and seeing him lose 10 points.  You could cut the tension with a 
scimitar as DEADMAU5 of BOHICA met the Duelmaster.  DEADMAU5 found out that LAPUR 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one 
team in LAPUR is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll 
bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE TAKEN, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, BOHICA scurried away from THE TAKEN.  Oh, the 
shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and ANSHIN is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't BLACK SAMURAI proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Like a tattered, 
worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, ANSHIN of BLACK SAMURAI has 
been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Those who owe CAIRRAIG AMADAN of CLAN CROW 
money and had written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S 
MAD!!!  I get a special thrill from seeing innocent spawn like STEFAN from SHADOWMIST 
get pointlessly killed.  Good show, ENIGMA!  (No mercy.) Fair play must not be a 
credo of THE TAKEN, as ENIGMA permanently removed STEFAN of SHADOWMIST from the 
competition in a mismatched fight.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of 
severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in LAPUR would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE 3988                    21  12  1   133       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALYPSO 5710                 16   8  0    97       BOHICA (449)
 BUZZARD 3995                 21  11  0    95       THE TAKEN (173)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         22  15  1    94       CLAN CROW (456)
 DEADMAU5 5779                 7   3  1    92       BOHICA (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           15  12  2    85       CLAN CROW (456)
-DIVERGENT 5803                7   1  0    74       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVOX 5823                     6   3  0    61       BOHICA (449)
 ENIGMA 4466                   8   6  2    60       THE TAKEN (173)
-HEAVENLY BLUE 4714            5   6  1    60       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                8  30  0    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RAVAGE 4444                   9   8  0    53       THE TAKEN (173)
 SINISTER FINN 5862            6   7  1    53       CLAN CROW (456)
-GASOLINE DREAMS 5739          5   2  1    52       STANKONIA (477)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869           5   5  0    33       CLAN CROW (456)
 HAMBONE 4512                  5   3  0    31       THE TAKEN (173)
-INSLUMNATIONAL 5830           3   0  0    31       STANKONIA (477)
 KIRA NERYS 5893               2   1  0    28       TREKKERS (462)
 CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914          3   1  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
-THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      3   0  0    25       DEVIATION (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MS JACKSON 5738               2   5  1    21       STANKONIA (477)
-LORE 5884                     1   1  0    20       TREKKERS (462)
 DANCING CAT 5905              1   7  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          2   0  0    16       DEVIATION (488)
 SUMIRE 5885                   2   1  0    14       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DREKENMOSS 5922               2   2  1    13       SHADOWMIST (491)
 SERENA 5923                   1   3  0    12       SHADOWMIST (491)
 MORNING THUNDER 5931          3   1  0    11       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          2   1  0    11       CLAN CROW (456)
-SOUL GOLD GRILL 5805          1   0  0    11       STANKONIA (477)
 STORMRUNNER 5906              1   7  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JAYLA 5936                    1   1  0     7       SHADOWMIST (491)
-ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           1   0  0     7       DEVIATION (488)
 ASTOR 5921                    0   4  0     4       SHADOWMIST (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDGLASS 5947                0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANSHIN 4861            25 18 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    WYVERN                710  NONE
WINDFLOWER 5772        22 13 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   DEADMAU5 5779         706  NOT REVENGED
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518  710  NONE
STEFAN 5924             3  1 0 SHADOWMIST 491       ENIGMA 4466           710   
ENSIGN #12 5946         0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         STONE GOLEM           710  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stormrunner -- I think you should stick to running! -- Hambone

Wintersong -- It is an old thing.  The original "Taken" were actually taken. --
Stillgard

Heavenly Blue -- You demolished me?  Well... I guess that makes sense.  Strong
sunlight, you know.  It's hell on snow. -- Snowflake

Hope -- I consider myself to be incredibly lucky:  to have died, yes, but AFTER
receiving my invitation to the Isle!  I didn't want to go in a pine box (barbaric
custom, that!), but so be it.  As soon as I got there, got resurrected, I turned
around and LEFT.  Not for me the life of an embattled herring on that crowded Isle!
-- Wintersong

Hambone -- I was too eager for that ham, wasn't I?  But I had a pot of beans that
NEEDED it. -- Stormrunner

Serena -- I think it was probably my height.  Despite which, I did NOT "look down on
you." -- Morning Thunder
P.S.  I'm not really Fratsfan, I bleach my hair.  Those dummies at the Commission
offic apparently can't tell the difference.

Captain Janeway -- Did I need this?  No, I did not.  Don't do it again. -- Dancing
Cat

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANSHIN was viciously butchered by WYVERN in a 8 minute Dark Arena fight.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN killed DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 7 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
ENSIGN #12 was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEADMAU5 was bested by HOPE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
AVOX bested RAVAGE in a action packed 6 minute gory Challenge brawl.
SPIN MCDUECAN was viciously subdued by BUZZARD in a 7 minute bloody master's match.
CALYPSO defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute melee.
SNOWFLAKE was vanquished by SINISTER FINN in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
ENIGMA dispatched STEFAN in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
HAMBONE savagely defeated SERENA in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
DREKENMOSS was subdued by DANCING CAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
PERILOUS QUINN handily defeated MORNING THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
STORMRUNNER was demolished by CAPTAIN JANEWAY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KIRA NERYS handily defeated ASTOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SHAMROCK SHAMUS lost to SUMIRE in a 3 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
JAYLA overcame WINDGLASS in a 2 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  28 -  3      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 710 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HOPE 3988                  21  12  1  133 THE TAKEN (173)
WALL OF STEEL    CALYPSO 5710               16   8  0   97 BOHICA (449)
TOTAL PARRY      BUZZARD 3995               21  11  0   95 THE TAKEN (173)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEADMAU5 5779               7   3  1   92 BOHICA (449)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                 8   6  2   60 THE TAKEN (173)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                 9   8  0   53 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 
RAVAGE 4444.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMBONE 4512, SPIN MCDUECAN 
5728, SUMIRE 5885, ANSHIN 4861, BUZZARD 3995, SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904, HOPE 3988, 
SINISTER FINN 5862, DANCING CAT 5905, and JAYLA 5936.

The least popular fighter this week was WINDGLASS 5947.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ASTOR 5921, STORMRUNNER 5906, MORNING THUNDER 5931, ENSIGN #12 5946, 
DREKENMOSS 5922, STEFAN 5924, SNOWFLAKE 5781, AVOX 5823, CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, and 
KIRA NERYS 5893.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOPE (29-3988) THE TAKEN (173)
BUZZARD (29-3995) THE TAKEN (173)