DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/19/2014    Duedate: 04/01/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-732

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAGAN
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4082) [17-9-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRUMBLEBONE                    LINNAEUS
THE TAKEN (173)                CAVEMEN (480)
(29-5952) [12-4-1,118]         (29-5784) [2-4-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         RAVAGE
THE TAKEN (173)                THE TAKEN (173)
(29-4444) [16-17-1,94]         (29-4444) [16-17-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GUILD (208)             43
2. THE TAKEN (173)             35      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         4      Unchartered Team
4. SHADOWMIST (491)             3
5. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          1      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/ 1 THE GUILD (208)          10  5 0
 2/ 0 SHADOWMIST (491)          56  49  7 53.3   2/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)           9  6 2
 3/ 2 THE TAKEN (173)          661 597 35 52.5   3- 2 DEVIATION (488)           6  2 1
 4/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      439 425 24 50.8   4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 5/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)          225 221 17 50.4   5/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 6/ 5 THE GUILD (208)          559 618 22 47.5   6/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           3  5 1
 7/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     744 922 15 44.7   7/ 0 SHADOWMIST (491)          2  3 0
 8/ 7*CAVEMEN (480)              2   6  0 25.0   8/ 7*CAVEMEN (480)             0  3 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 744): KING RAT of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 746): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 722): SKYFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 740): SILVERMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 742): HORI BULL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 733): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 734): HOUSE BEAUTIFUL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 731): VAGAN of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 367): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 675): BLACK ZANJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 344): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 325): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 607): FRANKLIN E. SIGLER of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 592): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 574): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 568): GORBAN TEN SKORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 274): WON TON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 529): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 524): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 515): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 632): S. MARY ROSE of HABIT (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 744): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 746): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 722): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 740): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 742): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 733): G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 734): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 731): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 367): THE STORM REAVESRS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 675): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 344): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 325): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 607): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 592): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 574): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 568): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 274): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 524): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 515): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 631): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 744): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 732): PING of G.O.L.F. (The Chosen 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.)
                               STEEL DRAGON of THE CANNUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 675): BLACK ZANJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               DR. COX of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, 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.

     Well, it's been a long, slow road, but finally I have attained the throne.  That
makes me the third warrior from my team currently active here who has held the
throne.  While my teammates got here much more quickly than I, I'm hoping I can hold
on a bit longer than they managed.  May your swords be sharp, and may Ahringol never
find you.
Vagan

                                      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 20 points in the rankings after mashing ZARGAS 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  ARLUS lost to BORAN RAGNARSON and drops 12 points.  What does the 
Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the most challenged apes 
in human history!  Heyheyhey!  RAVAGE got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No 
doubt she was more than anxious to kick VAGAN's tail out of the throne!  Well, 
everybody's pal VAGAN moved his record to 17-9-1 by defeating RAVAGE in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 4 recognition points.  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!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DEVIATION, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does LAPUR really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  DEVIATION + Weapons That go Boom = CLAN CROW + Avoid City.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  
ZARGAS II:  THE REMATCH.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  ZARGAS was dispatched by GRUMBLEBONE 
(The true definition of 'Street Pizza').  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
YEZURA was mashed by PERILOUS QUINN, who let YEZURA know that killing members of CLAN 
CROW is a no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  
Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the LAPUR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                   17   9  1   108       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952             12   4  1   118       THE TAKEN (173)
 ZOT 4464                     13   4  1    95       THE GUILD (208)
 RAVAGE 4444                  16  17  1    94       THE TAKEN (173)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          7   0  1    90       DEVIATION (488)
 JAYLA 5936                   11   9  5    73       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                  10  10  0    64       SHADOWMIST (491)
-THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      6   2  1    63       DEVIATION (488)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          11  14  0    60       CLAN CROW (456)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)
 RED MARE 5972                12   6  0    58       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREXUS 5950                  10   8  1    50       SHADOWMIST (491)
 YEZURA 5953                   7   9  1    50       THE TAKEN (173)
 SANDSTORM 5957               12   8  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZORCH 4465                    8   9  0    47       THE GUILD (208)
 DRAAF 5955                   10   6  0    46       SHADOWMIST (491)
 WINDGLASS 5947                6  17  0    39       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           5   4  0    38       DEVIATION (488)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 9   6  1    34       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      4   2  0    32       DEVIATION (488)
 SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          5   7  1    29       CLAN CROW (456)
 NEKODA 5958                   3   9  0    29       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SHINE 6009                    2   2  0    29       THE TAKEN (173)
 BORAN RAGNARSON 6011          2   0  0    26       THE GUILD (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNAEUS 5784                 2   4  0    16       CAVEMEN (480)
 ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           2   2  0    15       CLAN CROW (456)
 GRIEVOUS 6013                 1   0  0    12       THE TAKEN (173)
-QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          3   1  0    10       DEVIATION (488)
 HUNTER 6008                   1   5  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ARLUS 6001                    2   1  0     7       SHADOWMIST (491)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 BLUE LIGHTNING 6012           0   2  0     2       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  JUST REVENGED
ZARGAS 4425            13 10 0 THE GUILD 208        GRUMBLEBONE 5952      732   
ENIGMA 4466            15 15 2 THE TAKEN 173        ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874  731   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ravage -- Nicely fought.  I think my recent change in tactics is paying dividends. --
Vagan

Grumblebone -- Another Taken!?  Grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble... -- Zargas

Shamrock Shamus -- Sigh. -- Zorch

Blue Lightning -- Guido says it was a good thing my weapon was nonconductive.  I
don't know what the hell he means. -- Boran

Vagan -- Perhaps you be right.  Ye seem ta be havin me number. -- Perilous Quinn

Yezura -- Well fought.  Me kinnae say me not be angry o'boot it but well fought. --
Perilous Quinn

Zorch -- Fine suprise fer me that turned oot ta be. -- Shamrock Shamus

Hal -- Havin o'bit o' trouble understandin the words commin oot of me mouth? -- Owsly

Enigma -- After all that fightin me sorry ta see ye put down. -- Owsly, mgr Clan Crow

Zorch -- Symmetry would depend on how things were arranged.  And three is a more
stable number.  Like a three-legged stool, you know? -- Sandstorm

Shamrock Shamus -- Just for you, I will be a... Mourning Drum.

Jorja says that this is an "everything happens at once" week, and that's her excuse
for denying us an opportunity to get really discursive in our personals.  Our sincere
apologies, we LIKE writing personals for this arena. -- Red Mare for the Cardow
Hunters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PERILOUS QUINN bested YEZURA in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
RAVAGE was bested by VAGAN in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
ABODEEN DALTRY was overcome by NEKODA in a 1 minute novice vs. expert Challenge match.
GRUMBLEBONE butchered ZARGAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZOT demolished SERENA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JAYLA vanquished SANDSTORM in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RED MARE beat DRAAF in a 2 minute brawl.
PREXUS handily defeated SHAMROCK SHAMUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HIRONOBU was vanquished by ZORCH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WINDGLASS vanquished LINNAEUS in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
HUNTER was overpowered by SHINE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARLUS was overpowered by BORAN RAGNARSON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUE LIGHTNING was demolished by GRIEVOUS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   8 -  1      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  23 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  22 -  0      24  |

Turn 732 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 17   9  1  108 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952           12   4  1  118 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                   13   4  1   95 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-LUNGE      JAYLA 5936                 11   9  5   73 SHADOWMIST (491)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                 10   6  0   46 SHADOWMIST (491)
BASHING ATTACK   HIRONOBU 5911               9   6  1   34 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 RED MARE 5972, VAGAN 4082, 
NEKODA 5958, ZOT 4464, WINDGLASS 5947, SHINE 6009, GRIEVOUS 6013, PERILOUS QUINN 
5869, JAYLA 5936, and PREXUS 5950.

The least popular fighter this week was ARLUS 6001.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LINNAEUS 5784, HIRONOBU 5911, SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904, DRAAF 5955, 
SANDSTORM 5957, SERENA 5923, ZARGAS 4425, BLUE LIGHTNING 6012, HUNTER 6008, and ZORCH 
4465.