DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/11/2013    Duedate: 12/24/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-725

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERENA
SHADOWMIST (491)
(29-5923) [10-7-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERENA                         THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
SHADOWMIST (491)               DEVIATION (488)
(29-5923) [10-7-0,94]          (29-5876) [5-0-1,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOPE'S END                     THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
THE GUILD (208)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4031) [13-10-0,65]         (29-5876) [5-0-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOWMIST (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREKKERS (462)              49
2. SHADOWMIST (491)            29      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        26      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIATION (488)             10
5. CLAN CROW (456)              9      DEVIATION (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEVIATION (488)           10   4  1 71.4   1/ 1 SHADOWMIST (491)          9  5 1
 2/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          51  40  7 56.0   2/ 2 THE GUILD (208)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      434 416 23 51.1   3/ 3 CLAN CROW (456)           5  4 0
 4/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)          217 214 16 50.3   4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 5/ 0 TREKKERS (462)           198 224  7 46.9   5/ 5*DEVIATION (488)           4  2 1
 6/ 5 THE GUILD (208)          535 607 22 46.8   6/ 0 TREKKERS (462)            3  0 0
 7/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     731 900 15 44.8   7/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 8- 7*ENGLISH CROSS (82)         0   1  0  0.0   8- 7*ENGLISH CROSS (82)        0  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 737): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 708): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 721): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 600): SFC1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 737): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 708): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 773): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 600): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, this is more than a little bit unexpected.  Backing in is better than not
getting in at all, I guess.  I expect a lot of you are chomping at the bit to come
after me, all I can say is bring it on, I'm not leaving quietly.

Zargas

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for KIRA NERYS, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing VAGAN 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was ZORCH, who dropped 21 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
RED MARE.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to PENNILESS LORD, and 
ZARGAS has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With ZARGAS clearing the throne, 
SHADOWMIST of SERENA takes a proud seat as LAPUR's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LAPUR arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE GUILD, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
LAPUR really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BLACK 
SAMURAI's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
THE GUILD.  And who is this SERENA you ask, with 94 points and a 10-7-0 record.  Ooh, 
the tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, JAYLA went 
after HOPE'S END, who was higher by 22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, JAYLA 
bested HOPE'S END.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LAPUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                  10   7  0    94       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                  10   6  0    81       THE GUILD (208)
 JAYLA 5936                   10   7  5    77       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  10  0    73       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE'S END 4031              13  10  0    65       THE GUILD (208)
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      5   0  1    65       DEVIATION (488)
 ZOT 4464                      7   3  1    58       THE GUILD (208)
 KIRA NERYS 5893               4   1  0    58       TREKKERS (462)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MARE 5972                 8   3  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DRAAF 5955                    9   4  0    47       SHADOWMIST (491)
 PREXUS 5950                   8   7  1    47       SHADOWMIST (491)
 FIASA DERIGA 5986             3   2  0    45       CLAN CROW (456)
 VAGAN 4082                   10   9  1    40       THE GUILD (208)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 6   2  0    38       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LORE 5884                     2   1  0    35       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANCING CAT 5905              5  18  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZORCH 4465                    6   4  0    29       THE GUILD (208)
 SANDSTORM 5957                7   6  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WINDGLASS 5947                4  12  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914          3   1  0    27       TREKKERS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          3   6  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
-ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          3   0  0    23       DEVIATION (488)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           2   1  0    11       DEVIATION (488)
 PAVEL CHEKOV 5938             1   0  0    10       TREKKERS (462)
 ARLUS 6001                    1   0  0    10       SHADOWMIST (491)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   4  0     7       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-CONRET 592                    0   1  0     1       ENGLISH CROSS (82)
 ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)
 MORNING DRUM 6000             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?
MORNING THUNDER 5931    7 11 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   JAYLA 5936            724   
DREKENMOSS 5922        10  8 1 SHADOWMIST 491       THE PAIN AINT CH 5876 724   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Perilous Quinn -- Wow, that was quick, and painful, too. -- Vagan

Spin -- Outclassed me again, but at least you left me a gift this time.  Enjoy your
retirement. -- Zargas

Sandstorm -- Didn't we just do this?  Better skills last time, though. -- Zot

Dancing Cat -- You know, it would be much more intimidating if you called yourself
"Fighting Cat."  Just sayin'. -- Zorch

     But would that be "truth in advertising"?

Vagan -- Good fight, lad, though me wish ye hadnae boosted me so high on the list. --
Perilous feelin a wee bit ta big fer me britches

Hironobu - That be me favorite blade ye broke, ya lout! -- Shamrock Shamus

Windglass -- Yer not as fragile as ye look. -- Fiasa Deriga

The Guild -- Yer everywhere!  I cannae lok nowhere without seein 'o yas. -- Perilous
Quin

Spin McDuecan would like ta extend his thanks ta all who wished him well as o new
Lord Protector. -- Owsly

Zot -- Yes, thank you, they were delicious. -- Red Mare

Perilous Quin -- I'm not saying the Housewives don't have good reason for being
irritated.  It just irritates ME to deal with them. -- Red Mare

We salute the tourney participants, especially Bonnie and Lore, tourney victors. --
Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Fiasa Deriga -- I *tried* to surrender, but you probably didn't understand my quaint
dialect (gladiatorial english). -- Windglass

Jayla -- You are a deadly little thing, aren't you?  Six blows to the vitals, nothing
elsewhere, and I was done for. -- Ghost of Morning Thunder

Zot -- One minute I was blowing sand, the next minute I was a puddle of fused glass.
That sort of thing gives me psychic whiplash. -- Sandstorm

Zorch -- You don't understand dancing, do you?  Not really. -- Dancing Cat

Thieves.  Bah.  If I were a Housewife, I'd be seriously Irritated. -- Red Mare

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRAAF was viciously subdued by THE PAIN AINT CHEAP in a 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
PERILOUS QUINN was demolished by SERENA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
JAYLA savagely defeated HOPE'S END in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
FIASA DERIGA devastated DANCING CAT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ZARGAS was luckily beaten by PENNILESS LORD in a 2 minute bloody competition.
VAGAN was vanquished by KIRA NERYS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ZOT beat PREXUS in a 2 minute brawl.
ZORCH was handily defeated by RED MARE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HIRONOBU won victory over SANDSTORM in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
LORE savagely defeated NEKODA in a popular 1 minute brutal expert vs. novice duel.
WINDGLASS viciously subdued ROOKIE MISTAKE in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
PAVEL CHEKOV handily defeated ABODEEN DALTRY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MORNING DRUM was demolished by ARLUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  22 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  17 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn 725 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SERENA 5923                10   7  0   94 SHADOWMIST (491)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                10   6  0   81 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-LUNGE      JAYLA 5936                 10   7  5   77 SHADOWMIST (491)
WALL OF STEEL    THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876    5   0  1   65 DEVIATION (488)
AIMED BLOW       KIRA NERYS 5893             4   1  0   58 TREKKERS (462)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                  9   4  0   47 SHADOWMIST (491)
BASHING ATTACK   HIRONOBU 5911               6   2  0   38 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOPE'S END 4031.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876.  The ten other most popular fighters were WINDGLASS 
5947, JAYLA 5936, ZARGAS 4425, LORE 5884, FIASA DERIGA 5986, ZOT 4464, HIRONOBU 5911, 
DRAAF 5955, SERENA 5923, and KIRA NERYS 5893.

The least popular fighter this week was MORNING DRUM 6000.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ABODEEN DALTRY 5997, ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, NEKODA 5958, ZORCH 
4465, VAGAN 4082, DANCING CAT 5905, HOPE'S END 4031, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, SANDSTORM 
5957, and PREXUS 5950.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes