DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/2014    Duedate: 02/18/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-729

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOT
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4464) [11-3-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOT                            ALI BOOMBAH YAY
THE GUILD (208)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4464) [11-3-1,94]          (29-5874) [5-0-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         DONT CALLME CASSIUS
THE TAKEN (173)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4444) [15-15-1,86]         (29-5998) [3-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAVEMEN (480)               14
2. THE TAKEN (173)             13      THE TAKEN (173)
3. CLAN CROW (456)             12      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUILD (208)             11
5. DEVIATION (488)             10      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)           19  10  1 65.5   1/ 1 THE GUILD (208)          10  5 0
 2- 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          54  46  7 54.0   2/ 2*DEVIATION (488)           7  5 0
 3/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)          652 591 33 52.5   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      436 422 24 50.8   4/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           5  2 0
 5/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)          222 216 16 50.7   5/ 7 THE TAKEN (173)           5  9 0
 6/ 7 THE GUILD (208)          549 613 22 47.2   6- 6 SHADOWMIST (491)          3  2 0
 7/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     738 913 15 44.7   7/ 0*CAVEMEN (480)             1  0 0
 8/ 0*CAVEMEN (480)              2   3  0 40.0   8/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       1  5 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 741): CHANTAL of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 743): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 716): PARAGON ORCA of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 737): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 739): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 730): PING of G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 731): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 728): RAVAGE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): DISEMBOWELED DORA of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 722): WHITE SQUALL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 714): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 672): BLACK ZANJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): 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 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 604): GASTON IPPS of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 589): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 571): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 565): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): ADAM of THE BEGINNING (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 526): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 521): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 512): GENERAL 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 629): SANDMAN of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 741): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 743): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 716): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 737): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 739): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 730): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 731): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 728): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 725): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 722): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 714): FOOT OF PRIDE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 672): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 337): TOLBINS HIVE A (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 604): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 589): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 565): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr>)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 529): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 521): GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 512): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 629): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 742): TATUM of BLUE NOTE (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.)
 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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 604): GASTON IPPS of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
                            DROXINE of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LOIS THUG of STRAIGHT UP THUGS (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 671): CHUCK ENDERN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 521): WRATH of MASTERS OF SIN (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Salutations, Lapur!

     It's a great pleasure to be the Duelmistress here in the best city in all of
Alastari!  Thanks, Zargus, for a great battle.  Stillgard tells me he has finally
seen the potential I have come to fruition.  I aim to hold the throne for a few more
turns, so, Enigma, you will have to be patient.  Bring on the challenges!

Duelmistress Ravage

                                      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!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for GRUMBLEBONE, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing ZARGAS 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was ZARGAS, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
GRUMBLEBONE.  It's a proud day for the THE GUILD stable, as their warrior, HOPE'S 
END, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE GUILD?  Big bad THE GUILD.  
Big bad THE GUILD.  LAPUR's afraid of the big bad THE GUILD.  Tra la la la la!  And 
you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause CLAN CROW beats feet 
every time THE GUILD smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this VAGAN you 
ask, with 89 points and a 14-9-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, HIRONOBU was 
mashed by RED MARE, who let HIRONOBU know that killing members of CARDOW HUNTERS is a 
no-no.  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.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOT 4464                     11   3  1    94       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                   14   9  1    89       THE GUILD (208)
 RAVAGE 4444                  15  15  1    86       THE TAKEN (173)
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952              9   4  0    82       THE TAKEN (173)
 ZARGAS 4425                  12   8  0    69       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      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   2  1    63       DEVIATION (488)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  12  0    62       CLAN CROW (456)
-JAYLA 5936                   10   9  5    61       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ENIGMA 4466                  15  13  2    60       THE TAKEN (173)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MARE 5972                10   5  0    50       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-DRAAF 5955                   10   5  0    48       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          5   0  0    46       DEVIATION (488)
-PREXUS 5950                   9   8  1    42       SHADOWMIST (491)
 SANDSTORM 5957               10   7  0    39       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 8   4  1    36       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNAEUS 5784                 2   1  0    31       CAVEMEN (480)
 WINDGLASS 5947                5  15  0    30       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZORCH 4465                    6   8  0    26       THE GUILD (208)
 YEZURA 5953                   5   8  0    25       THE TAKEN (173)
 STAFFER MCEVILY 5999          2   0  0    24       CLAN CROW (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          3   6  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
 DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      3   1  0    21       DEVIATION (488)
 ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           2   1  0    19       CLAN CROW (456)
-ARLUS 6001                    2   0  0    19       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           3   4  0    17       DEVIATION (488)
 QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          2   0  0    15       DEVIATION (488)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   8  0    11       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MORNING DRUM 6000             1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 HUNTER 6008                   0   3  0     3       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  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cardow Hunters -- Thank you!  Though I seem to have been booted from the throne
again, at least it was not by another stand-in. -- Zargas

Sandstorm -- In what context is Captured Orc better than us? -- Zot and Zorch

Enigma -- Interesting weapon choice. -- Hope's End

The Pain Ain't Cheap -- Great fight.  I am somewhat curious how close we are in
actual experience. -- Vagan

Ravage -- Sadly, that is what I expected the last time we fought. -- Zargas

Perilous Quinn -- There I go, confusing Guido again. -- Zot

Red Mare -- Well, at least this time I got to attack, for all the good it did me. --
Zorch

All -- For those who care, Hope's End started out 8-9-6-15-21-12-13, PL.  She lucked
into Normal Damage.  She now has a Master in Parry, AdExes in Initiative and Attack,
and an Expert in Defense.  She favors the Epee, Low/High, no tactic.  She's my third
PL to graduate, and all three got the Epee.  She also completes the Round Robin for
me from Lapur (only took about 23 years). -- Guido

Hope's End -- Hey!  Who switched my weapon out!  I call shenanigans! -- Enigma

Hironobu -- Drinks are on me at the Drowned Rat! -- Grumblebone

Cassius -- Er, wait.  What am I supposed to call you? -- Yezura

Queenie -- You shouldn't hit me so hard, that hurts! -- Shine

     Y'know, someone could really screw up the proofing if they named warriors after
     typefaces and fonts.  A personal to Lucida... I might not even spot it amongst
     the formatting code.

Our congratulations to Hope's End.  That was a good resolution to your hope. -- Jorja
and the Cardow Hunters

Two-three, but nobody died, so we can live with it.

Fiasa Deriga -- Is this more of that orc-elf enimity showing? -- Sandstorm

Rookie Mistake -- Please!  Make lots of 'em! -- Windglass, admiring his win

Abodeen Daltry -- My mama always told me, "Don't you go trusting a Daltry!"  And I
see now that she was RIGHT.  Who'd've thought it? -- Hunter

Zorch -- Just scorched through that one! -- Red Mare

Staffer McEvily -- I did not need this.  I could have been content without it.  Let
us NOT repeat it. -- Morning Drum, planning on waking you at some unreasonable hour,
when it's still dark and SNOWING HEAVILY

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PERILOUS QUINN was devastated by VAGAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ALI BOOMBAH YAY vanquished WINDGLASS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ROOKIE MISTAKE was savagely defeated by YEZURA in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
QUEEN FOR A DAY bested NEKODA in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
RAVAGE was overpowered by HOPE'S END in a 3 minute bloody one-sided fight.
ZARGAS was bested by GRUMBLEBONE in a 1 minute duel.
ZOT overpowered ENIGMA in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
SANDSTORM bested ZORCH in a 2 minute competition.
RED MARE savagely defeated HIRONOBU in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
DONT CALLME CASSIUS slimly lost to LINNAEUS in a action packed 4 minute gory duel.
ABODEEN DALTRY vanquished HUNTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STAFFER MCEVILY overpowered MORNING DRUM in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  12 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  13 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  24 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn 729 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-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                   11   3  1   94 THE GUILD (208)
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 14   9  1   89 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952            9   4  0   82 THE TAKEN (173)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                12   8  0   69 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                15  13  2   60 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 
DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998.  The ten other most popular fighters were YEZURA 5953, RED 
MARE 5972, ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874, ZORCH 4465, LINNAEUS 5784, STAFFER MCEVILY 5999, 
VAGAN 4082, QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913, RAVAGE 4444, and GRUMBLEBONE 5952.

The least popular fighter this week was MORNING DRUM 6000.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUNTER 6008, HIRONOBU 5911, ENIGMA 4466, NEKODA 5958, ROOKIE 
MISTAKE 5875, WINDGLASS 5947, ZARGAS 4425, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, ABODEEN DALTRY 5997, 
and SANDSTORM 5957.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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