DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2014    Duedate: 02/04/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-728

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAVAGE
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-4444) [15-14-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAVAGE                         THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
THE TAKEN (173)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4444) [15-14-1,96]         (29-5876) [6-2-1,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         FIASA DERIGA
THE TAKEN (173)                CLAN CROW (456)
(29-4444) [15-14-1,96]         (29-5986) [4-2-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (173)             37
2. CLAN CROW (456)             33      THE TAKEN (173)
3. DEVIATION (488)             29      Unchartered Team
4. TREKKERS (462)               0
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         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)           17   8  1 68.0   1/ 1 THE GUILD (208)          11  4 0
 2- 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          54  46  7 54.0   2/ 4*DEVIATION (488)           7  4 0
 3/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)          650 589 33 52.5   3/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      436 420 24 50.9   4- 2 TREKKERS (462)            3  0 0
 5/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)          220 215 16 50.6   5/ 7 CLAN CROW (456)           3  1 0
 6- 6 TREKKERS (462)           201 224  7 47.3   6- 3 SHADOWMIST (491)          3  6 0
 7/ 7 THE GUILD (208)          546 611 22 47.2   7/ 8 THE TAKEN (173)           3  7 0
 8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     736 910 15 44.7   8/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  4 1

    '*'   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 740): CHANTAL of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 742): TATUM of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 714): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 736): BADGER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 738): TEETER-SLAUGHTER of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 729): PING of G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 730): SAMUEL COLT of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 727): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 727): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 721): PIEHOLDEN SWEET of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 713): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 671): 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 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 603): GASTON IPPS of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 588): SFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 570): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 564): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 572): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 525): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 520): CLAWS OF NIGHT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 511): GENERAL 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 628): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 740): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 742): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 714): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 736): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 738): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 729): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 730): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 727): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 724): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 721): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 713): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 671): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): TOLBINS HIVE A (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 603): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 588): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 570): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 564): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 272): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 528): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 520): GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 511): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 628): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 742): TATUM of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
               (turn 741): HELIODORUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 714): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                            FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 735): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            TONES OF HOME of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 730): SAMUEL COLT of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 727): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 721): PIEHOLDEN SWEET of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 713): DEIRDRIE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 712): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 603): LOIS THUG of STRAIGHT UP THUGS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm back.  It's good to be able to defend the throne this time, against another
worthy opponent.  I hope to be here again in two weeks, but I'm sure a lot of you
have designs on spoiling that hope.  Good luck to whomever I face.
Zargas

                                      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 CLAN CROW 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, GRUMBLEBONE fought HIRONOBU and gained 15 points and 
contributed to THE TAKEN's 2-3-0.  SANDSTORM has lost to FIASA DERIGA, falling 10 
points, while helping make CARDOW HUNTERS a 2-3-0 turn.  We should ask RAVAGE about 
the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's 
now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Burning Tree?   
     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 CLAN CROW.  LAPUR, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that VAGAN from THE GUILD 
was LAPUR's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     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.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                  15  14  1    96       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE'S END 4031              16  10  0    93       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOT 4464                     10   3  1    90       THE GUILD (208)
 VAGAN 4082                   13   9  1    83       THE GUILD (208)
 ZARGAS 4425                  12   7  0    82       THE GUILD (208)
-KIRA NERYS 5893               5   1  0    75       TREKKERS (462)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  11  0    67       CLAN CROW (456)

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

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952              8   4  0    65       THE TAKEN (173)
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      6   2  1    63       DEVIATION (488)
-JAYLA 5936                   10   9  5    61       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ENIGMA 4466                  15  12  2    59       THE TAKEN (173)
 FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORE 5884                     3   1  0    52       TREKKERS (462)
-DRAAF 5955                   10   5  0    48       SHADOWMIST (491)
-PREXUS 5950                   9   8  1    42       SHADOWMIST (491)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 8   3  1    41       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 RED MARE 5972                 9   5  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SANDSTORM 5957                9   7  0    37       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WINDGLASS 5947                5  14  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          4   0  0    34       DEVIATION (488)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      3   0  0    29       DEVIATION (488)
-CAPTAIN JANEWAY 5914          3   1  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
 ZORCH 4465                    6   7  0    26       THE GUILD (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          3   6  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
 YEZURA 5953                   4   8  0    20       THE TAKEN (173)
-PAVEL CHEKOV 5938             2   0  0    19       TREKKERS (462)
-ARLUS 6001                    2   0  0    19       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           3   3  0    16       DEVIATION (488)
 STAFFER MCEVILY 5999          1   0  0    15       CLAN CROW (456)
 ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           1   1  0    11       CLAN CROW (456)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   7  0    10       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          1   0  0    10       DEVIATION (488)
 MORNING DRUM 6000             1   3  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HUNTER 6008                   0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SHINE 6009                    0   1  0     1       THE TAKEN (173)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
DREKENMOSS 5922        10  8 1 SHADOWMIST 491       THE PAIN AINT CH 5876 724  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jayla -- Apparently, someone wanted our rubber match to come sooner than later. --
Hope's End

Serena -- I thought you had me. -- Vagan

Ravage -- I guess that wasn't much of a welcome back. -- Zargas

Enigma -- I'm always a little surprised when I do that sort of thing. -- Zot

Grumblebone -- *sigh* -- Zorch

Zargas -- Good work! -- the Cardow Hunters

Zot -- Well, they SHOULD be mad at you.  You were a Bad Boy. -- Red Mare

Better the Captured Orc than Zot or Zorch. -- Sandstorm
P.S.  Hard to have a sandstorm when it's snowing.

Prexus -- I exercised my great talent, which is for losing. -- Windglass
P.S.  Not that it needed much exercise.  Whoosh.

The Pain Aint Cheap -- But the skills were good. -- Red Mare

Nekoda -- Cool!  My first win. -- Morning Drum

Dont Callme Cassius -- I might as well.  The worst has already happened. -- Hunter
P.S.  Death is not the worst.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE PAIN AINT CHEAP slimly lost to VAGAN in a 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
FIASA DERIGA vanquished SANDSTORM in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
ROOKIE MISTAKE was overpowered by WINDGLASS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ABODEEN DALTRY devastated HUNTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DONT CALLME CASSIUS demolished YEZURA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ZARGAS was defeated by RAVAGE in a 1 minute Title struggle.
ZOT overpowered PERILOUS QUINN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HOPE'S END overpowered ENIGMA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HIRONOBU was vanquished by GRUMBLEBONE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
RED MARE won victory over ZORCH in a 2 minute duel.
NEKODA was savagely defeated by ALI BOOMBAH YAY in a 2 minute brutal fight.
MORNING DRUM was handily defeated by STAFFER MCEVILY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
QUEEN FOR A DAY demolished SHINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  13 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  23 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 728 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        3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                15  14  1   96 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                   10   3  1   90 THE GUILD (208)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 13   9  1   83 THE GUILD (208)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                12   7  0   82 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952            8   4  0   65 THE TAKEN (173)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                15  12  2   59 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 
FIASA DERIGA 5986.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZORCH 4465, VAGAN 4082, 
DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998, ZOT 4464, GRUMBLEBONE 5952, RED MARE 5972, ALI BOOMBAH YAY 
5874, THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876, WINDGLASS 5947, and ABODEEN DALTRY 5997.

The least popular fighter this week was SHINE 6009.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NEKODA 5958, HIRONOBU 5911, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, ZARGAS 4425, HUNTER 
6008, SANDSTORM 5957, MORNING DRUM 6000, ENIGMA 4466, YEZURA 5953, and ROOKIE MISTAKE 
5875.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOPE'S END (29-4031) THE GUILD (208)