DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2013    Duedate: 10/15/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-720

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOPE'S END
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4031) [11-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOPE'S END                     BELIZE
THE GUILD (208)                WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
(29-4031) [11-7-0,107]         (29-5854) [2-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         ARUBA
THE TAKEN (173)                WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
(29-4444) [14-12-1,73]         (29-5855) [2-1-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOWMIST (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GUILD (208)             49
2. SHADOWMIST (491)            32      BOHICA (449)
3. WORLD BLADES 2 (486)        13      Unchartered Team
4. BOHICA (449)                10
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        10      WORLD BLADES 2 (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE LEGION (63)            1   0  0  100   1/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          9  6 1
 2- 2 EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)   8   2  0 80.0   2/ 1 THE TAKEN (173)           6  8 0
 3/ 4 BOHICA (449)             165 109  3 60.2   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 4/ 6 SHADOWMIST (491)          36  31  6 53.7   4/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           5  4 0
 5/ 5 THE TAKEN (173)          645 579 33 52.7   5/ 0 THE GUILD (208)           4  1 0
 6/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      428 412 23 51.0   6/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 7/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)          208 208 16 50.0   7/10 BOHICA (449)              2  2 0
 8/ 0 THE GUILD (208)          521 596 22 46.6   8- 9*THE LEGION (63)           1  0 0
 9/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     723 883 15 45.0   9- 6 EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)  1  0 0
10/ 0*WORLD BLADES 2 (486)       4   5  0 44.4  10/ 0*WORLD BLADES 2 (486)      1  1 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 732): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): MUD MUD FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 698): TOOTH FOOT of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 728): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 730): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 722): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 363): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 719): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): STEEL DRAGON of THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 716): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 713): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 705): MEL of SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): MARCO THE KNIFE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): THE STATISTICIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 595): DENNA FEYL of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 580): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 562): STORMCROWE PIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 556): CAUSEY of THE CAUSEY WAY (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 268): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 517): GEORGE WHALEN of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 512): JADE LOTUS of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 503): RIB IAYE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 620): WILLY LIV of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 732): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 698): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 728): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 730): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 722): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 363): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 719): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 716): URT'S DURT URCHINS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 713): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 705): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 595): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 580): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 562): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 556): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 268): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 512): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 503): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 620): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): MUD MUD FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           PROCLUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 733): TAFFY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 727): SABBATH of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): DEBRA ELSITH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 711): GRU-SON OF GROTT of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 704): THE DARK FROG of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): MARCO THE KNIFE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 560): FLAME SPIDER of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 517): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 510): TEASER II of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well after takin meself o bit o're a vacation ve feel a bit more like me fightin
self.  It be nice ta hold the throne for o turn.  Perhaps me even be able ta hold it
for more than one.  Wouldnae that be nice?  Me dannae think me would see the day me
butt would be planted here.  Need ta have the housekeepers come in and brush allthe
rabbit fur off the plush velvet though.  Dannae know those Evil Bunnies shed so much
fur!  me darn near fell and broke me neck on those little rabbit pellets he left
'round in little piles in the throne room too!  Fer god sake laddie use the privy!
That be what they are for!  Well it be off ta the Warty Toad fer me.  Owsly be
crackin o barrel of his finest 'n celebration of me takin the seat for o turn.  All
be invited ta partake but be fer warned you be feeling it in da morning!

                        Spin McDuecan
                        Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to LAPUR once again!  Woof!  THE TAKEN were a bunch of dogs after 
SHADOWMIST got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  Ya gotta be quick on 
yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  BOHICA is 
now ranked 7th with a 2-2-0 turn.  It seems so recently people were saying SHADOWMIST 
was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-1 moved them up 1.  I guess they're washed no 
more...  What's with ZARGAS?  He actually beat THE TAKEN's ENIGMA, and walked away 
with 18 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at CARDOW HUNTERS while they 
watched MORNING THUNDER clobber YEZURA.  She lost 16 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure LAPUR is excited about HOPE'S END, the new 
Duelmaster from THE GUILD.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  LAPUR 
thinks THE TAKEN and their 645-579-33 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  The bums at BLACK SAMURAI couldn't face the challenges from THE TAKEN!  
No excuse for that!   
     Warriors of LAPUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  I like to see 
warriors put young whippersnappers in their place.  I guess you could say 
SHADOWMIST'JAYLA did just that.  Right BLACK SAMURAI?  Let's see...  Uh, looks like 
BLACK SAMURAI has one week left to revenge SUMIRE's death.  But JAYLA tells me she's 
not losing any sleep.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE'S END 4031              11   7  0   107       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE WHITE RABBIT 5815         8   2  0    99       EVIL EATER BUNNIES (482)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINISTER FINN 5862           10   8  1    88       CLAN CROW (456)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           16  13  2    83       CLAN CROW (456)
 AVOX 5823                     9   4  0    78       BOHICA (449)
 RAVAGE 4444                  14  12  1    73       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                   8   3  0    66       THE GUILD (208)
 SERENA 5923                   7   6  0    65       SHADOWMIST (491)
 DIVERGENT 5803                7   3  0    63       BOHICA (449)
 DREKENMOSS 5922               9   5  1    58       SHADOWMIST (491)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENIGMA 4466                  14  10  2    54       THE TAKEN (173)
-PERILOUS QUINN 5869           8   9  0    51       CLAN CROW (456)
 JAYLA 5936                    6   6  4    47       SHADOWMIST (491)
 VAGAN 4082                    7   7  1    45       THE GUILD (208)
 MORNING THUNDER 5931          7   7  0    42       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 INSURGENT 5945                4   0  0    42       BOHICA (449)
 PREXUS 5950                   5   5  1    37       SHADOWMIST (491)
 DRAAF 5955                    6   2  0    35       SHADOWMIST (491)
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952              5   4  0    35       THE TAKEN (173)
 SANDSTORM 5957                6   2  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELIZE 5854                   2   1  0    32       WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
 YEZURA 5953                   4   5  0    31       THE TAKEN (173)
 ARUBA 5855                    2   1  0    28       WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
 DANCING CAT 5905              4  14  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZOT 4464                      3   2  1    26       THE GUILD (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZORCH 4465                    3   2  0    17       THE GUILD (208)
 WINDGLASS 5947                2   9  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          2   5  0    15       CLAN CROW (456)
 RED MARE 5972                 4   2  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 1   2  0     8       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-WING RIDER 444                1   0  0     7       THE LEGION (63)
 FIASA DERIGA 5986             0   2  0     2       CLAN CROW (456)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NUSUBITO 5949           4  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    JAYLA 5936            720   
SUMIRE 5885             7  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    JAYLA 5936            717   
DA1 5988                0  1 0 BOHICA 449           RIVER MONSTER         720  NONE
DAFT PUNK 5981          0  1 0 BOHICA 449           PRECISE FOOL 5886     716  NOT REVENGED
THAT THING 5989         0  1 0 THE TAKEN 173        WYVERN                720  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We it seems me gittin back inta town right as M. Chardine stops by.  Me thought he
wondered from town ta town playin O flute and the like.  O wait that be his brother
David. -- Spin McDuecan

Drekenmoss -- It be feelin good ta win for o'change.  Good fight laddie or tree or
whatever ye be.  me cannae really tell with all the moss all over yer dreken. --
Sinister Finn

Red Mare -- Ye sneaky philly!  Me still be o bit confused as ta what happened?  Ye
throw sand in meeye?  Someone fergot ta close the damn stable door! -- Fiasa Deriga

Shamrock Shamus -- What a horrible thing to threaten a cat with! -- Dancing Cat

Perilous Quinn -- It encourages cleanliness, though.  Cleanliness is Good. --
Sandstorm

Nusubito -- Darned sneaky little dwarf!  The arenas are being taken over by dwarves!
Well, at least, the dwarves are TRYING to take over.  We probably need more bashers
with mauls. -- Morning Thunder

Draaf -- Oh, damn.  I thought that, as an honorary cat (so far, no telling when the
name-magic might get to me and CHANGE me), I could handle... slow.  Sleepy, you know.
Guess not. -- Dancing Cat

Ah!  A couple of wins over standbys.  We'll TAKE them. -- Sandstorm and Windglass

Fiasa Deriga -- I have nothing against orcs, but I don't like to lose, and to have
lost to a beginner would have been horribly embarrassing.  Later on, who knows.  Good
try, anyway. -- Red Mare

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THAT THING was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NUSUBITO was killed by JAYLA in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
SPIN MCDUECAN was vanquished by HOPE'S END in a 2 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SINISTER FINN demolished DIVERGENT in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
AVOX defeated DEADLY ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
RAVAGE viciously subdued DREKENMOSS in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
ENIGMA was vanquished by ZARGAS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GRUMBLEBONE slimly lost to VAGAN in a action packed 3 minute fight.
SERENA vanquished SANDSTORM in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
YEZURA was overcome by MORNING THUNDER in a 2 minute bout.
DRAAF defeated ARUBA in a exciting 3 minute match.
DANCING CAT was devastated by BELIZE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PREXUS demolished RED MARE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
INSURGENT overpowered ZORCH in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WINDGLASS was overpowered by ZOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIRONOBU won victory over FIASA DERIGA in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  20 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  17 -  6      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  20 -  0      20  |

Turn 720 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        4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HOPE'S END 4031            11   7  0  107 THE GUILD (208)
STRIKING ATTACK  SINISTER FINN 5862         10   8  1   88 CLAN CROW (456)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIN MCDUECAN 5728         16  13  2   83 CLAN CROW (456)
TOTAL PARRY      AVOX 5823                   9   4  0   78 BOHICA (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERENA 5923                 7   6  0   65 SHADOWMIST (491)
BASHING ATTACK   DREKENMOSS 5922             9   5  1   58 SHADOWMIST (491)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952            5   4  0   35 THE TAKEN (173)
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 
ARUBA 5855.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOPE'S END 4031, GRUMBLEBONE 
5952, HIRONOBU 5911, RAVAGE 4444, VAGAN 4082, SINISTER FINN 5862, SERENA 5923, 
MORNING THUNDER 5931, ZOT 4464, and FIASA DERIGA 5986.

The least popular fighter this week was ZORCH 4465.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RED MARE 5972, DANCING CAT 5905, YEZURA 5953, SANDSTORM 5957, ENIGMA 
4466, DIVERGENT 5803, THAT THING 5989, WINDGLASS 5947, BELIZE 5854, and DREKENMOSS 
5922.