DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/2014    Duedate: 03/04/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-730

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAVAGE
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-4444) [16-15-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAVAGE                         LINNAEUS
THE TAKEN (173)                CAVEMEN (480)
(29-4444) [16-15-1,100]        (29-5784) [2-2-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         GRUMBLEBONE
THE TAKEN (173)                THE TAKEN (173)
(29-4444) [16-15-1,100]        (29-5952) [10-4-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (488)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (488)             47
2. THE TAKEN (173)             35      DEVIATION (488)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        27      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUILD (208)             13
5. CLAN CROW (456)             -3      CAVEMEN (480)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIATION (488)           23  10  1 69.7   1/ 2 DEVIATION (488)           9  4 0
 2/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)          655 593 34 52.5   2/ 1 THE GUILD (208)           9  6 0
 3/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      436 424 24 50.7   3/ 5 THE TAKEN (173)           7  7 1
 4/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)          223 218 17 50.6   4/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           6  4 1
 5/ 6 THE GUILD (208)          552 615 22 47.3   5/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 6/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     740 916 15 44.7   6/ 7*CAVEMEN (480)             1  1 0
 7/ 8*CAVEMEN (480)              2   4  0 33.3   7/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       0  6 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 742): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 744): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 718): BLIND OWL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 738): WREN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GIRL of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 731): PING of G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 732): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 729): ZOT of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 726): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 723): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 715): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 673): 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 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 605): NIGHT CRAWLER of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 590): CLARENCE G. CRAFT of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarcist, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 572): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 566): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): ADAM of THE BEGINNING (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 527): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 522): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 513): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 630): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 742): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 744): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 718): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 738): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 731): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 732): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 729): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 726): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 723): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 715): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 673): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 338): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 605): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 572): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 530): COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 522): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 513): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 630): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 738): WREN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GIRL of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 732): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 728): HOPE'S END of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
                   (turn 365): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               DR. COX of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (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.)
 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.

     Well, I certainly didn't foresee this, at least not yet.  I know Dominator's
bunch are coming after me, and I suspect I will have other challengers as well.  So
be it, if being Duelmaster was easy, it would mean nothing.
Zot

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LAPUR to see 
what's new.  Like, THE GUILD had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by DEVIATION!  Way to go DEVIATION!  MVP award for HUNTER?  CARDOW HUNTERS' 
proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  LINNAEUS' match with DONT CALLME CASSIUS cost him a loss of 9 points!  
Was that a tear I saw in RAVAGE's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
ZOT fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  
Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  SHADOWMIST 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 54-46-7 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are DEVIATION?  SHADOWMIST, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is LINNAEUS popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of LAPUR!  He's got a 2-2-0, is that good?  I'm not so 
sure PERILOUS QUINN knew all the facts when she challenged VAGAN of THE GUILD.  I saw 
PERILOUS QUINN stumbling and dribbling at The Burning Tree last week...  What did 
PERILOUS QUINN expect, anyway!  Of course VAGAN won.  Next time stick to people you 
have a chance against, dummy!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  D'ya think YEZURA is feeling guilty for 
killing CLAN CROW's STAFFER MCEVILY, a mere boy?  Naah, I doubt it.  Hey you guys, 
don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone 
write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                  16  15  1   100       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                   15   9  1    93       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952             10   4  0    87       THE TAKEN (173)
 ZOT 4464                     11   4  1    86       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                  13   8  0    78       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      6   2  1    63       DEVIATION (488)
 ENIGMA 4466                  15  14  2    61       THE TAKEN (173)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  13  0    61       CLAN CROW (456)
 ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          6   0  0    59       DEVIATION (488)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDSTORM 5957               11   7  0    50       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RED MARE 5972                10   6  0    45       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YEZURA 5953                   6   8  1    39       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      4   1  0    33       DEVIATION (488)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           4   4  0    32       DEVIATION (488)
 WINDGLASS 5947                5  16  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          4   6  1    31       CLAN CROW (456)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 8   5  1    30       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 ZORCH 4465                    7   8  0    29       THE GUILD (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          3   0  0    22       DEVIATION (488)
 LINNAEUS 5784                 2   2  0    22       CAVEMEN (480)
 HUNTER 6008                   1   3  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           2   1  0    19       CLAN CROW (456)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   9  0    12       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 SHINE 6009                    0   2  0     2       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
MORNING DRUM 6000       1  5 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904  730   
STAFFER MCEVILY 5999    2  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        YEZURA 5953           730   
NOT EVENGOOD SCU 6010   0  1 0 THE GUILD 208        RIVER MONSTER         730  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ravage -- Sorry to take your spot away from you like that.  Perhaps I'll see you at
the Isle, hopefully soon. -- Hope's End

Perilous Quinn -- Didn't we just do this?  I'm glad I could change the outcome this
time. -- Vagan

Grumblebone -- Grumble, grumble, grumble... -- Zargas

Enigma -- You still scare me. -- Zot

Sandstorm -- I'm beginning to think I'm not cut out for this gladiator stuff. --
Zorch

Enigma -- There may have been shenanigans, but I assure you I had no part in them. --
Hope's End

Jorja -- You have my thanks. -- Hope's End

Hopes End -- Aren't you gone yet, geesh. -- Ravage

Zot -- How do you do that?  I think I need to pull out the big stick! -- Enigma

Zargas -- I thought you had me, good fight. -- Grumble

Rookie Mistake -- Guess your name says it all! ;) -- Yezura

Ummm, which way to the arena again? -- An embarrassed Shine

A fine mess!  An outgoing Lord Protector defeats the sitting duelmaster, so neither
of THEM can take the title.  And it goes to someone else on points.  At least there
WAS someone else at hand.  Congratulations, Zot.

Zot and Zorch -- Captured Orcs are better because it doesn't matter what happens to
them.  And they're absolutely forbidden to improve their fighting ability. --
Sandstorm
P.S.  And besides, they're orcs.

Zorch -- It was a very good attack, but you should be aiming it elsewhere. -- Red
Mare

Two-three, how tedious and familiar.

Ali Boombah Yay -- Not my kind of music.  Much too elephantine. -- Windlgass

Zorch -- You have to be careful where you put your arms during a fight.  I'm AIMING
for those arms. -- Sandstorm
P.S.  I'm sure a third arm would be convenient, though difficult to clothe.

Hironobu -- Oh, yes, I LIKE fights that go that way.  Very good.  Thanks. -- Red Mare

Abodeen Daltry -- Huh.  You look at me and you say, "This guy knows how to lose.
Fine, let him do it!"  Bummer. -- Hunter

Staffer McEvily -- But we just DID this! -- Morning Drum

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOT EVENGOOD SCUM was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PERILOUS QUINN was vanquished by VAGAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ALI BOOMBAH YAY savagely defeated RED MARE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
HIRONOBU was overpowered by SANDSTORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STAFFER MCEVILY was butchered by YEZURA in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
ROOKIE MISTAKE viciously subdued WINDGLASS in a 6 minute Challenge match.
DONT CALLME CASSIUS defeated LINNAEUS in a action packed 4 minute Challenge melee.
ZOT lost to RAVAGE in a 2 minute Title duel.
GRUMBLEBONE savagely defeated STRIKE BREAKER in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
ZARGAS overpowered ENIGMA in a 1 minute uneven match.
ZORCH beat NEKODA in a 2 minute fight.
SHAMROCK SHAMUS murdered MORNING DRUM in a 2 minute mismatched match.
QUEEN FOR A DAY handily defeated SHINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HUNTER demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                    6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  12 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  22 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  13 -  1      32  |

Turn 730 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                16  15  1  100 THE TAKEN (173)
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 15   9  1   93 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952           10   4  0   87 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                   11   4  1   86 THE GUILD (208)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                13   8  0   78 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                15  14  2   61 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 
GRUMBLEBONE 5952.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874, 
ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998, WINDGLASS 5947, VAGAN 4082, ZOT 4464, 
RAVAGE 4444, ZORCH 4465, SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904, and QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913.

The least popular fighter this week was SHINE 6009.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MORNING DRUM 6000, NEKODA 5958, ENIGMA 4466, LINNAEUS 5784, STAFFER 
MCEVILY 5999, HIRONOBU 5911, RED MARE 5972, NOT EVENGOOD SCUM 6010, PERILOUS QUINN 
5869, and HUNTER 6008.