DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2014    Duedate: 01/21/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-727

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZARGAS
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4425) [12-6-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZARGAS                         THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
THE GUILD (208)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4425) [12-6-0,103]         (29-5876) [6-1-1,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         SERENA
THE TAKEN (173)                SHADOWMIST (491)
(29-4444) [14-14-1,75]         (29-5923) [10-9-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GUILD (208)             50
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        16      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. DEVIATION (488)             11      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          8
5. THE TAKEN (173)              1      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)           14   6  1 70.0   1/ 1 THE GUILD (208)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          54  46  7 54.0   2- 2 TREKKERS (462)            6  0 0
 3/ 0 THE TAKEN (173)          648 586 33 52.5   3/ 4 SHADOWMIST (491)          6  8 0
 4/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      436 418 24 51.1   4/ 3*DEVIATION (488)           5  3 0
 5- 4 CLAN CROW (456)          217 214 16 50.3   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 6- 5 TREKKERS (462)           201 224  7 47.3   6/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 1
 7/ 6 THE GUILD (208)          543 609 22 47.1   7- 5 CLAN CROW (456)           1  2 0
 8/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     734 907 15 44.7   8/ 0 THE TAKEN (173)           1  4 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 739): THROUGH THE WINDOW of PAPERBOYS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 741): TATUM of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 712): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 735): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 737): TEETER SLAUGHTER of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 728): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 729): SAMUEL COLT of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 726): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 726): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 720): PIEHOLDEN SWEET of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 712): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 670): XOWIE of TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): 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 602): GASTON IPPS of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 587): SFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 563): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 572): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 524): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 519): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 510): GENERAL 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 627): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 739): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 741): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 712): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 735): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 737): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 728): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 729): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 726): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 723): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 720): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 670): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 602): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 587): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 563): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 272): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 524): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 519): GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 510): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 627): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 741): HELIODORUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 735): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            TONES OF HOME of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 712): 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 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): WINTER ROSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Serena, I agree with you.  In fact, I think my first reign as Duelmaster
may be the saddest in the history of this great arena.  First, I took the throne off
a loss, then I lost to a stand-in.  I think the only thing sadder would have been if
Penniless Lord had killed me.  That, however, was then, this is now.  I took the
title properly, by challenging and defeating a worthy Duelmaster.  Now comes the hard
part.  When I look at the list of possible challengers, I see many who could defeat
me, but I think I could also defeat most of them.  I am determined to at least put in
a better showing this time around.
     Honor to all who step onto the sands,
Zargas

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LAPUR will ever be the same.  And let's see, VAGAN fought SERENA and gained 
20 points and contributed to THE GUILD's 4-1-0.  SERENA has lost to VAGAN, falling 16 
points, while helping make SHADOWMIST a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and ZARGAS 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.  SHADOWMIST 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 SHADOWMIST 
more than any other team we find BLACK SAMURAI.  LAPUR, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in LAPUR, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                  12   6  0   103       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE'S END 4031              15  10  0    88       THE GUILD (208)
 ZOT 4464                      9   3  1    81       THE GUILD (208)
 VAGAN 4082                   12   9  1    78       THE GUILD (208)
 RAVAGE 4444                  14  14  1    75       THE TAKEN (173)
-KIRA NERYS 5893               5   1  0    75       TREKKERS (462)
-PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  10  0    73       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                  10   9  0    67       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      6   1  1    63       DEVIATION (488)
 JAYLA 5936                   10   9  5    61       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ENIGMA 4466                  15  11  2    59       THE TAKEN (173)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORE 5884                     3   1  0    52       TREKKERS (462)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 8   2  1    51       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952              7   4  0    50       THE TAKEN (173)
 DRAAF 5955                   10   5  0    48       SHADOWMIST (491)
 SANDSTORM 5957                9   6  0    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             3   2  0    45       CLAN CROW (456)
 PREXUS 5950                   9   8  1    42       SHADOWMIST (491)
 RED MARE 5972                 8   5  0    37       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914          3   1  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
 ZORCH 4465                    6   6  0    26       THE GUILD (208)
 WINDGLASS 5947                4  14  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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           3   2  0    22       DEVIATION (488)
 YEZURA 5953                   4   7  0    20       THE TAKEN (173)
-PAVEL CHEKOV 5938             2   0  0    19       TREKKERS (462)
 ARLUS 6001                    2   0  0    19       SHADOWMIST (491)
 DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      2   0  0    15       DEVIATION (488)
 MORNING DRUM 6000             1   2  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   6  0     9       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 HUNTER 6008                   0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-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   
RUG SACRIFICE 6007      0  1 0 THE TAKEN 173        ARENAMASTER KYAL      727  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jayla -- I'm sure you'll want a rubber match at some point, what say we wait until we
can do it for the title? -- Hope's End

Draaf -- Hmm, I've never tried the broadsword before.  I think I like it. -- Vagan

Serena -- This time, I feel like I've earned it. -- Zargas

Red Mare -- Well, now Zorch is mad at me, and Guido seems confused, or perhaps
bemused. -- Zot

Sandstorm -- Hmmph.  Go play with Zot, why don't you? -- Zorch

Why would I want to be president? -- Windglass

Zorch -- I would, but I'm having some trouble with materialization at the moment. --
Dancing Cat

Rookie Mistake -- The name is just a trick, right?  Lulling us into over-confidence.
-- Windlgass
P.S.  Although I did like the "several days' bed rest."

Zot -- Ouch. -- Red Mare, not feeling chatty

Hironobu -- See if I ever teach YOU five skills again. -- Ghost of Dancing Cat

Zorch -- There are days like this, and today was yours. -- Sandstorm

Dont Callme Cassius -- Okay.  What SHOULD we call you, then? -- Morning Drum
P.S.  Besides "in time for breakfast."

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG SACRIFICE was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZARGAS vanquished RAVAGE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ZOT demolished ENIGMA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SERENA slimly lost to VAGAN in a 3 minute veteran's contest.
JAYLA was overpowered by HOPE'S END in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DRAAF devastated YEZURA in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
SANDSTORM devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GRUMBLEBONE overcame ZORCH in a action packed 1 minute fight.
PREXUS won victory over WINDGLASS in a 2 minute duel.
RED MARE was vanquished by THE PAIN AINT CHEAP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIRONOBU vanquished ROOKIE MISTAKE in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
NEKODA was overcome by MORNING DRUM in a 1 minute bout.
DONT CALLME CASSIUS savagely defeated HUNTER in a 1 minute bloody novice's match.
ARLUS handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  20 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  17 -  0      26  |

Turn 727 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                12   6  0  103 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOPE'S END 4031            15  10  0   88 THE GUILD (208)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                    9   3  1   81 THE GUILD (208)
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 12   9  1   78 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                15  11  2   59 THE TAKEN (173)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952            7   4  0   50 THE TAKEN (173)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                 10   5  0   48 SHADOWMIST (491)
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 
SERENA 5923.  The ten other most popular fighters were VAGAN 4082, HOPE'S END 4031, 
GRUMBLEBONE 5952, PREXUS 5950, THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876, HIRONOBU 5911, DONT CALLME 
CASSIUS 5998, ZARGAS 4425, ZOT 4464, and YEZURA 5953.

The least popular fighter this week was HUNTER 6008.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RED MARE 5972, WINDGLASS 5947, JAYLA 5936, RAVAGE 4444, RUG SACRIFICE 
6007, ARLUS 6001, NEKODA 5958, ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, DRAAF 5955, and ENIGMA 4466.