DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2013    Duedate: 01/07/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-726

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZARGAS
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4425) [11-6-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZARGAS                         THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
THE GUILD (208)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4425) [11-6-0,96]          (29-5876) [5-1-1,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOPE'S END                     HOPE'S END
THE GUILD (208)                THE GUILD (208)
(29-4031) [14-10-0,79]         (29-4031) [14-10-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GUILD (208)             53
2. TREKKERS (462)              43      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. DEVIATION (488)             13      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          7
5. ENGLISH CROSS (82)           0      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)           12   5  1 70.6   1/ 2 THE GUILD (208)           8  7 0
 2/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          51  44  7 53.7   2/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            6  0 0
 3/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      435 417 24 51.1   3/ 5*DEVIATION (488)           6  3 1
 4- 4 CLAN CROW (456)          217 214 16 50.3   4/ 1 SHADOWMIST (491)          6  7 1
 5/ 5 TREKKERS (462)           201 224  7 47.3   5- 3 CLAN CROW (456)           4  3 0
 6/ 6 THE GUILD (208)          539 608 22 47.0   6/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4 11 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     732 904 15 44.7   7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 1
 8- 8*ENGLISH CROSS (82)         0   1  0  0.0   8- 8*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 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): HELIODORUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 710): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): 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 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): 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 509): THE MONGOOSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 710): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 509): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): 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 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): WINTER ROSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'll try to hold the stand-ins at bay until we have some move to the CCs
bracket.  It's kind of sad seeing a DM lose the throne that way.

                          Serena

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in LAPUR. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  THE GUILD now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, TREKKERS has 
advanced 4 places in the rankings.  THE GUILD is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week 
advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch out for VAGAN, who flew 
up 18 points in the rankings after mashing DRAAF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was THE PAIN AINT CHEAP, who dropped 
13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KIRA NERYS.  It's a 
proud day for the THE GUILD stable, as their warrior, ZARGAS, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad SHADOWMIST?  Big bad SHADOWMIST.  Big bad SHADOWMIST.  LAPUR's afraid of the 
big bad SHADOWMIST.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause DEVIATION beats feet every time SHADOWMIST smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, WINDGLASS would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Proving again that LAPUR is not 
rated G, HIRONOBU of the BLACK SAMURAI slew the warrior DANCING CAT in a rather 
bloody bout.  Let's look for a bloodfeud.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try 
and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                  11   6  0    96       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                  10   8  0    83       SHADOWMIST (491)
 HOPE'S END 4031              14  10  0    79       THE GUILD (208)
 KIRA NERYS 5893               5   1  0    75       TREKKERS (462)
-PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  10  0    73       CLAN CROW (456)
 ZOT 4464                      8   3  1    69       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAYLA 5936                   10   8  5    67       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                   11   9  1    58       THE GUILD (208)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      5   1  1    52       DEVIATION (488)
 LORE 5884                     3   1  0    52       TREKKERS (462)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             3   2  0    45       CLAN CROW (456)
 RED MARE 5972                 8   4  0    44       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 7   2  1    44       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DRAAF 5955                    9   5  0    42       SHADOWMIST (491)
 PREXUS 5950                   8   8  1    39       SHADOWMIST (491)
 SANDSTORM 5957                8   6  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914          3   1  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
 WINDGLASS 5947                4  13  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           3   1  0    25       DEVIATION (488)
 ZORCH 4465                    6   5  0    24       THE GUILD (208)

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)
 PAVEL CHEKOV 5938             2   0  0    19       TREKKERS (462)
 DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      1   0  0    12       DEVIATION (488)
-ARLUS 6001                    1   0  0    10       SHADOWMIST (491)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   5  0     8       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MORNING DRUM 6000             0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CONRET 592                    0   1  0     1       ENGLISH CROSS (82)
-ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DANCING CAT 5905        5 19 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   HIRONOBU 5911         726   
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 -- Yeah, we're kinda like mold that way. -- the various members of The
Guild

Dancing Cat -- Nope, two left feet, that's me.  Are you offering lessons? -- Zorch

Jayla -- Nicely done.  I think I may need to change things up a bit. -- Hope's End

Oh, the ingnominy!  Losing the title to a stand-in. -- Zargas, hanging his head in
shame

Kira Nerys -- Um, I don't mean to be indelicate, but, ah, what is up with your nose?
-- Vagan

Prexus -- Nice fight. -- Zot

Red Mare -- Wait, what?  I wasn't ready! -- Zorch

Zot -- At least we escaped "third time's the charm."  I have always felt one should
as "third time for what?" before accepting that statement. -- Sandstorm

Fiasa Deriga -- And I thank Shierrah for that! -- Windglass

Fiasa Deriga -- Well, you MAY have tipped the scale for me.  Jorja has actually said
she MIGHT think about giving me a strategy change for the new year.  I can hope. --
Dancing Cat

Zorch -- Ha!  Stepping on your foot seems to have done the trick. -- Red Mare

Hironobu -- At least I blasted a little of the shine off your armor. -- Sandstorm

Rookie Mistake -- Ah.  Yes, I would say that, if I didn't know your manager is no
rookie. -- Windglass

Arlus -- Too bad we couldn't both win. -- Morning Drum
P.S.  I am NOT a golem.  The very idea is repugnant.

Ghost of Morning thunder -- Honestly, I wasn't aiming at vitals, but youleft all of
those opeings I couldn't resist. -- Jayla

The Pain Ain't Cheap -- That didn't work. -- Draaf
P.S.  The name suits you!

P.Q. -- Don't know how you missed (or I avoided) that TREE you were swinging at me!?!
-- Serena

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOPE'S END viciously subdued JAYLA in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
KIRA NERYS handily defeated THE PAIN AINT CHEAP in a 1 minute Challenge match.
LORE vanquished PREXUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
VAGAN overpowered DRAAF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
ROOKIE MISTAKE viciously subdued WINDGLASS in a 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
NEKODA was overpowered by PAVEL CHEKOV in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SERENA was savagely defeated by ZARGAS in a action packed 1 minute Title melee.
ZOT vanquished RED MARE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIRONOBU viciously butchered DANCING CAT in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
ZORCH was beaten by SANDSTORM in a popular 1 minute melee.
MORNING DRUM was overpowered by DONT CALLME CASSIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    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     26 -  18 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  15 -  3      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn 726 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                11   6  0   96 THE GUILD (208)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERENA 5923                10   8  0   83 SHADOWMIST (491)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOPE'S END 4031            14  10  0   79 THE GUILD (208)
AIMED BLOW       KIRA NERYS 5893             5   1  0   75 TREKKERS (462)
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 11   9  1   58 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   HIRONOBU 5911               7   2  1   44 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                  9   5  0   42 SHADOWMIST (491)
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 HOPE'S END 4031.  The ten other most popular fighters were VAGAN 4082, ZARGAS 
4425, HIRONOBU 5911, ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, DANCING CAT 5905, DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998, 
KIRA NERYS 5893, LORE 5884, PAVEL CHEKOV 5938, and ZOT 4464.

The least popular fighter this week was MORNING DRUM 6000.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RED MARE 5972, SERENA 5923, NEKODA 5958, WINDGLASS 5947, PREXUS 
5950, THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876, DRAAF 5955, JAYLA 5936, SANDSTORM 5957, and ZORCH 
4465.