DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/05/2014    Duedate: 03/18/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-731

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAGAN
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4082) [16-9-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAGAN                          LINNAEUS
THE GUILD (208)                CAVEMEN (480)
(29-4082) [16-9-1,104]         (29-5784) [2-3-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         RAVAGE
THE TAKEN (173)                THE TAKEN (173)
(29-4444) [16-16-1,94]         (29-4444) [16-16-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (173)             41
2. DEVIATION (488)             24      DEVIATION (488)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         20      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUILD (208)             18
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         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)           25  12  2 67.6   1/ 2 THE GUILD (208)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE TAKEN (173)          658 595 34 52.5   2/ 1 DEVIATION (488)           8  4 1
 3/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      438 424 24 50.8   3/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)           8  6 1
 4/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)          224 219 17 50.6   4/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 5/ 5 THE GUILD (208)          555 617 22 47.4   5/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           4  4 1
 6/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     742 919 15 44.7   6/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  4 0
 7/ 7*CAVEMEN (480)              2   5  0 28.6   7/ 6*CAVEMEN (480)             1  2 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 743): CHANTAL of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 745): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 720): BLIND OWL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 739): CHANGE of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 741): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 732): PING of G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 733): MOTHER GHEA NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 730): RAVAGE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 727): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 724): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 716): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 674): LYRICAL DRUGGIST of ORL 2013K (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 344): 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 325): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 606): NIGHT CRAWLER of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 591): CLARENCE G. CRAFT of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarcist, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 573): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 567): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 274): WON TON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 528): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 523): CLAWS OF NIGHT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 514): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 631): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 743): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 745): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 720): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 739): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 741): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 732): G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 733): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 730): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 727): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 724): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 716): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 674): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 344): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 338): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 325): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 606): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 591): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 567): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 274): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 531): COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 523): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 514): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 630): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 745): KORYN FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 720): BLIND OWL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 739): CHANGE of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                (turn 738): WREN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GIRL of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 732): 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 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
                   (turn 365): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 567): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 521): WRATH of MASTERS OF SIN (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 514): SERGEANT 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am back!  I don't see any signs of Hope's End so I think I just might be able
to hold this for a turn or two.  I am sure the jerks (wink) over at The Guild will
try me, but I am ready!  Until next turn.

     Ravage

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DEVIATION, since THE GUILD 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see ALI BOOMBAH YAY win a fight and gain 31 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, SHINE beat QUEEN FOR A DAY and QUEEN FOR A DAY lost 12 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like LAPUR has some guts at least, RAVAGE the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  VAGAN challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster for a 
shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as VAGAN takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, 
humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
LAPUR's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  LAPUR, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  THE GUILD the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like DEVIATION avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LAPUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  ENIGMA, a glorious 15-14-2 
fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad THE TAKEN.  We're all going to die in the 
end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the LAPUR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of LAPUR.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back 
of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                   16   9  1   104       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952             11   4  0    98       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                  16  16  1    94       THE TAKEN (173)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          7   0  1    90       DEVIATION (488)
 ZOT 4464                     12   4  1    88       THE GUILD (208)
 ZARGAS 4425                  13   9  0    72       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      6   2  1    63       DEVIATION (488)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDSTORM 5957               12   7  0    56       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YEZURA 5953                   7   8  1    56       THE TAKEN (173)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10  14  0    54       CLAN CROW (456)
 RED MARE 5972                11   6  0    50       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 9   5  1    39       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           5   4  0    38       DEVIATION (488)
 SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          5   6  1    35       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDGLASS 5947                5  17  0    32       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      4   2  0    32       DEVIATION (488)
 ZORCH 4465                    7   9  0    30       THE GUILD (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEKODA 5958                   2   9  0    23       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SHINE 6009                    1   2  0    20       THE TAKEN (173)
-ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           2   1  0    19       CLAN CROW (456)
 LINNAEUS 5784                 2   3  0    15       CAVEMEN (480)
 HUNTER 6008                   1   4  0    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          3   1  0    10       DEVIATION (488)
 BORAN RAGNARSON 6011          1   0  0    10       THE GUILD (208)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 BLUE LIGHTNING 6012           0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
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   
ENIGMA 4466            15 15 2 THE TAKEN 173        ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874  731   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Enigma -- Go ahead, pull out the big stick, it'll only make me more scared.  That's
the only thing I can think of that makes me do things like that. -- Zot

Sandstorm -- Sometimes I think I am absolutely forbidden to improve my fighting
ability, too. -- Zorch
P.S.  Four arms would be much more symmetrical than three.

Perilous Quinn -- I think maybe you ought to challenge someone else. -- Vagan

Ravage -- I think, after I hit you that one time, I started to get more confident.  I
fight better scared.  Thanks for the rating, though. -- Zot

Enigma -- No offense, but I hope I fight someone else next cycle.  Four in a row
against you guys, I need a change. -- Zargas

Nekoda -- You looked to me like you are better than your record.  Of course, I am not
the best measuring stick. -- Zorch

Zargas -- Oh boy, you guys have my number. -- Enigma

Clan Crow -- My apologies for McEvily.  Truly too young to die. -- Yezura

Queen -- You again! -- Shine

Vagan -- Aye we did do this once afore!  O' then again too!  Somewhere along the
lines ye got o bit stucley on me. -- Perilous Quinn

The late Morning Drum -- Me not sure what happened there.  ME dannae have any
intentions of not letting ye berar yer drum again.  Me goin ta miss that sound. -- In
deep mourning, Shamrock Shamus

What o strange turn of events!  That Yezura went and kilt our young and un n coming
Staffer.  He expected ta lose but death be o bit much for a young upstart!  Then
Shamrock goes and puts the huring on Morning Drum in a match up!  The lad can barely
hurt o flea much less kilt someone!  It be a sad day in the arena o' Lapur. -- Owsly
and the much disappointed team of Clan Crow
P.S.  ON o good note this new fella the RUGS be sendin us do sound a wee bit
promisin!

Is it me or do the arena seen ta be shrinkin? -- Owsly

     No, no, think of it as... pulsing.  Smaller, larger, smaller, larger....

Zorch -- Me, too, some days.  But we're stuck with it. -- Sandstorm, prone to blowing
hot and cold on the topic

Ali Boombah Yay -- Windglass had the right of it, you sound like elephants dancing.
And smashing anyone who gets in the way.  Good fight, actually. -- Red Mare

Hironobu -- Usually I go for a "round" sand, but they were out of my favorite grade.
So you got hit with the sharp stuff. -- Sandstorm

Rookie Mistake -- Ah... doesn't that mean you're supposed to LOSE? -- Windglass
P.S.  Although it's true that I'm more experienced at losing.

Shamrock Shamus -- Oh, no!  You found out!  But I never meant to KEEP her, you know.
It was just amusement for both of us. -- Ghost of Morning Drum

I'd've killed the Embezzling Scribe if I'd had the chance, but the arenamaster
stepped in.  Could it be that he's getting a cut? -- Hunter

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PERILOUS QUINN was viciously subdued by YEZURA in a 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
VAGAN slimly won victory over RAVAGE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
DONT CALLME CASSIUS was narrowly defeated by RED MARE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ROOKIE MISTAKE viciously subdued WINDGLASS in a 6 minute gory Challenge fight.
GRUMBLEBONE demolished ZARGAS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ZOT won victory over DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 1 minute fight.
ENIGMA was butchered by ALI BOOMBAH YAY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
SANDSTORM defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
HIRONOBU vanquished LINNAEUS in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
ZORCH was defeated by SHAMROCK SHAMUS in a exciting 1 minute fight.
NEKODA overcame HUNTER in a exciting 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
QUEEN FOR A DAY was bested by SHINE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.
BORAN RAGNARSON demolished BLUE LIGHTNING 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       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   9 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  21 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  18 -  0      31  |

Turn 731 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       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 16   9  1  104 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952           11   4  0   98 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874        7   0  1   90 DEVIATION (488)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                13   9  0   72 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   HIRONOBU 5911               9   5  1   39 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
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 
RAVAGE 4444.  The ten other most popular fighters were WINDGLASS 5947, VAGAN 4082, 
ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, HIRONOBU 5911, ZORCH 4465, YEZURA 5953, RED MARE 5972, ZOT 4464, 
SANDSTORM 5957, and NEKODA 5958.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE LIGHTNING 6012.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZARGAS 4425, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913, 
LINNAEUS 5784, ENIGMA 4466, BORAN RAGNARSON 6011, HUNTER 6008, SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904, 
ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874, and GRUMBLEBONE 5952.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                         WILLOW (14-4754) ZOMBIE SQUAD (478) 
                      SERPENTITO (36-7542) SERPENTS HOLD (629) 
                     THE SHINING (82-1279) FAILED MUSICALS (222) 
                     BESS (82-35303) SUPERIOR FORCES 4502 (5816) 
                        JABBER HOGAN (82-49966) LAZY 9 (8398) 
                       LAZY CRIMINAL (84-18259) KAOSTIC (1429) 
                         HIDDEN GERBIL (84-19254) TMI (3416) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes