DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/10/2013    Duedate: 07/23/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-714

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALYPSO
BOHICA (449)
(29-5710) [19-8-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CALYPSO                        DREKENMOSS
BOHICA (449)                   SHADOWMIST (491)
(29-5710) [19-8-0,103]         (29-5922) [5-3-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         CALYPSO
THE TAKEN (173)                BOHICA (449)
(29-4444) [12-9-1,71]          (29-5710) [19-8-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (173)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         17
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        12      BOHICA (449)
3. THE TAKEN (173)             11      Unchartered Team
4. SHADOWMIST (491)             3
5. WILD THINGS (493)            0      SHADOWMIST (491)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BOHICA (449)             159 102  3 60.9   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (173)           9  6 1
 2/ 2 THE TAKEN (173)          632 563 33 52.9   2/ 2*SHADOWMIST (491)          8  6 2
 3/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      422 406 23 51.0   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 4- 4 CLAN CROW (456)          200 201 16 49.9   4/ 4 BOHICA (449)              5  1 0
 5/ 6*SHADOWMIST (491)          18  19  4 48.6   5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  2 0
 6/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     711 865 15 45.1   6- 6 CLAN CROW (456)           2  3 0
 7- 8*WILD THINGS (493)          0   2  0  0.0   7- 8*WILD THINGS (493)         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 725): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 728): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 686): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 722): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 724): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 715): JIMI APPENDIX of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 716): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 713): CALYPSO of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 710): OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 707): FLOUR CHILD of BAD BREAD (The Baker, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 699): JOCK MACBEAGH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 657): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): GERHART ERVIN of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 724): BEERZILLA of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 556): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 550): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): KITTY of WAY BACK WHEN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 511): EGGS BENEDICT of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 506): ANDA of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 497): URIK DARKHEART of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 614): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 726): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 728): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 686): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 722): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 724): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 715): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 716): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 713): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 710): URT'S DURT URCHINS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 707): KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 699): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 657): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): ERRATA! (JE, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): MEDAL OF HONOR Z11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 774): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 556): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 550): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 511): I HATE TOURNEYS (Anti-Tourney, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 506): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 497): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 614): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 714): MORRIS ORMRAN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 707): FLOUR CHILD of BAD BREAD (The Baker, mgr)
                                   PANDORA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 657): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): GERHART ERVIN of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 723): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 506): LING of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  The SHADOWMIST guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, SUMIRE fought HAMBONE and gained 16 points and contributed to 
BLACK SAMURAI's 1-1-0.  JAYLA has lost to DANCING CAT, falling 14 points, while 
helping make SHADOWMIST a 3-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and CALYPSO remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  TREKKERS has cause to stand tall, as they were LAPUR's most 
avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding TREKKERS 
more than any other team we find BLACK SAMURAI.  LAPUR, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, CARDOW HUNTERS has lost 
SNOWFLAKE, and LAPUR is bound to miss her.  For a little while, at least.  
Congratulations go out to CARDOW HUNTERS, with DANCING CAT revenging a bloodfeud 
against JAYLA of SHADOWMIST.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALYPSO 5710                 19   8  0   103       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEADMAU5 5779                 9   3  1   117       BOHICA (449)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         23  15  1   102       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           15  12  2    85       CLAN CROW (456)
 RAVAGE 4444                  12   9  1    71       THE TAKEN (173)
 DIVERGENT 5803                7   2  0    71       BOHICA (449)
-AVOX 5823                     7   3  0    70       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERILOUS QUINN 5869           7   6  0    57       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINISTER FINN 5862            7   8  1    56       CLAN CROW (456)
 ENIGMA 4466                  11   7  2    53       THE TAKEN (173)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUMIRE 5885                   6   1  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERENA 5923                   3   4  0    29       SHADOWMIST (491)
 DANCING CAT 5905              2  10  0    28       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HAMBONE 4512                  7   5  0    26       THE TAKEN (173)
 DREKENMOSS 5922               5   3  1    26       SHADOWMIST (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDSTORM 5957                2   0  0    23       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MORNING THUNDER 5931          6   2  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 PREXUS 5950                   2   2  1    20       SHADOWMIST (491)
 JAYLA 5936                    3   3  2    17       SHADOWMIST (491)
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952              2   1  0    16       THE TAKEN (173)
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          2   4  0    14       CLAN CROW (456)
 DRAAF 5955                    2   0  0    11       SHADOWMIST (491)
 WINDGLASS 5947                1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YEZURA 5953                   1   2  0     5       THE TAKEN (173)
-MONGOOSE 5941                 0   1  0     1       WILD THINGS (493)
 NUSUBITO 5949                 0   1  0     1       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-OSPREY 5940                   0   1  0     1       WILD THINGS (493)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REMOKA 5910             2  1 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    JAYLA 5936            713   
SNOWFLAKE 5781          9 33 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   RAVAGE 4444           714   
STORMRUNNER 5906        1  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   JAYLA 5936            712  JUST REVENGED
STEFAN 5924             3  1 0 SHADOWMIST 491       ENIGMA 4466           710  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Black Samuria -- Sorry about Remoka, hope he wasn't a tourney guy! -- Jayla

Enigma -- I have to agree. -- Prexus

Ghost of Stormrunner -- I'll think of you whenever a storm front move in. -- Jayla
P.S.  I'm not into anything that will soak my bed, but I do like it rough...weather
that is! *wink*

Enigma -- That actually HURT!  Thanks for the skills. -- Drukenmoss

Avox -- Hmmm, maybe the longsword next time. -- Ravage

Drekkenmoss -- Not bad, kid. -- Enigma

Quinn -- Drat, ouch, and double draty ouchy! -- Hambone

Cat -- You moved so gracefully for a moment I was mesmerized. -- Grumble

Serena -- That was an uninspired contest.  My apologies. -- Yezura

Hambone -- I say it any time someone asks. -- Dancing Cat

Ravage -- Of course.  How could I not be and still live? -- Snowflake

Sinister Finn -- Think of it as... a relief from summer heat? -- Snowflake

Shamrock Shamus -- You probably need to wake up earlier. -- Morning Thunder

Grumblebone -- You can't IMAGINE how much that annoys me! -- Dancing Cat

Draaf -- With a name like that, I expected you to be taller.  And a sort of yellow
color with brown splotches.  Guess not. -- Windglass, brooding on the unreason of
arena names

An Embezzling Scribe?  Well, okay.  I guess it's better to begin with a win. --
Sandstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CALYPSO viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
DIVERGENT was viciously subdued by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute battle.
RAVAGE savagely slew SNOWFLAKE in a 1 minute bloody master's duel.
ENIGMA overpowered MORNING THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JAYLA was bested by DANCING CAT in a 2 minute brawl.
SUMIRE vanquished HAMBONE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DREKENMOSS luckily beat GRUMBLEBONE in a 3 minute bloody brawl.
DRAAF defeated WINDGLASS in a 5 minute beginner's melee.
PREXUS vanquished NUSUBITO in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
YEZURA was vanquished by SANDSTORM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  24 -  1      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  16 -  0      20  |

Turn 714 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CALYPSO 5710               19   8  0  103 BOHICA (449)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                12   9  1   71 THE TAKEN (173)
TOTAL PARRY      DIVERGENT 5803              7   2  0   71 BOHICA (449)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                11   7  2   53 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUMIRE 5885                 6   1  0   42 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAVAGE 4444.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CALYPSO 5710.  The ten other most popular fighters were DREKENMOSS 5922, GRUMBLEBONE 
5952, RAVAGE 4444, PREXUS 5950, ENIGMA 4466, JAYLA 5936, DANCING CAT 5905, WINDGLASS 
5947, SANDSTORM 5957, and DIVERGENT 5803.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAAF 5955.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YEZURA 5953, HAMBONE 4512, MORNING THUNDER 5931, SNOWFLAKE 5781, 
NUSUBITO 5949, SUMIRE 5885, DIVERGENT 5803, SANDSTORM 5957, WINDGLASS 5947, and 
DANCING CAT 5905.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CALYPSO (29-5710) BOHICA (449)

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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