DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2014    Duedate: 04/29/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-734

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAVAGE
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-4444) [18-17-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAVAGE                         LINNAEUS
THE TAKEN (173)                CAVEMEN (480)
(29-4444) [18-17-1,121]        (29-5784) [3-5-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         RED MARE
THE TAKEN (173)                CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4444) [18-17-1,121]        (29-5972) [12-8-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (173)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (173)             39
2. SHADOWMIST (491)            31      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         21      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         8
5. CAVEMEN (480)                1      CAVEMEN (480)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)          63  52  8 54.8   1/ 2 THE TAKEN (173)           9  5 1
 2/ 3 THE TAKEN (173)          667 600 35 52.6   2/ 3 SHADOWMIST (491)          9  6 1
 3/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      443 427 24 50.9   3/ 1 THE GUILD (208)           7  8 0
 4- 5 CLAN CROW (456)          225 223 17 50.2   4/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  3 0
 5/ 6 THE GUILD (208)          562 625 22 47.3   5/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 6/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     747 929 15 44.6   6/ 8*CAVEMEN (480)             1  2 1
 7/ 8*CAVEMEN (480)              3   7  1 30.0   7- 7 CLAN CROW (456)           1  4 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 746): CHANTAL of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 748): JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 726): SKYFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 742): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 744): HORI BULL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 735): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 736): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 733): VAGAN of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 638): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 730): APOCALYPSE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 727): SSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 719): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 677): LYRICAL DRUGGIST of ORL 2013K (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 609): NIGHT CRAWLER of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 594): SERGEANT 6 of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 576): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 570): CAUSEY of THE CAUSEY WAY (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 531): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 517): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 634): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 746): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 748): FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 726): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 742): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 744): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 735): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 736): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 733): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 730): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 719): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 677): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 609): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 594): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 576): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 570): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 531): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 517): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 634): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 746): CHANTAL of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
                          KING RAT of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 726): SKYFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            PARAGON ORCA of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 744): HORI BULL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 733): VAGAN of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 719): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 608): FRANKLIN E. SIGLER of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                      (turn 525): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 617): RIB IAYE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I have held on long enough.  Ravage, that was another fine effort.  You
gave me a heck of a scare, breaking my staff right off the bat like that.  I will be
heading for Storm Rock to join Hope's End and a few others.  Honor and Glory to all!

Lord Protector Vagan

P.S.  For the curious, Vagan is 11(1)-11-11-15-17-3-17, Masters in Attack and
Initiative, Ad Ex Parry.  I believe he is entirely mode.  He got the Not-So-Great
Axe, Moderate/Low, and the Bash Tactic.

                                      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, THE GUILD, since THE TAKEN 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-0-0 
is nice, but don't get cocky, THE TAKEN, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are 
proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SERENA win a fight and gain 17 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHINE beat HUNTER and HUNTER lost 7 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like LAPUR has some guts at least, VAGAN the Duelmaster was 
this turn's most-challenged warrior.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
RAVAGE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
The Burning Tree, 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.  What's 
the big D?  THE TAKEN was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, 
well, whatcha know?  It was BLACK SAMURAI.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone 
else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  ZORCH's 8-10-0 has earned him the Dark Arena.  Bye 
bye, warrior, bye bye...  HIRONOBU, a glorious 10-6-1 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, 
too bad BLACK SAMURAI.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Burning Tree!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                  18  17  1   121       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOT 4464                     14   5  1    91       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                  12  10  1    83       SHADOWMIST (491)
 PREXUS 5950                  12   8  1    72       SHADOWMIST (491)
 DRAAF 5955                   12   6  0    67       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAYLA 5936                   11  11  5    62       SHADOWMIST (491)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             4   2  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)
-PERILOUS QUINN 5869          11  15  0    58       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MARE 5972                12   8  0    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 NEKODA 5958                   5   9  0    50       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SANDSTORM 5957               13   9  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YEZURA 5953                   8  10  1    46       THE TAKEN (173)
 SHINE 6009                    3   3  0    38       THE TAKEN (173)
 WINDGLASS 5947                6  19  0    37       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORAN RAGNARSON 6011          3   1  0    32       THE GUILD (208)
-SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          5   7  1    29       CLAN CROW (456)
 GRIEVOUS 6013                 3   0  0    26       THE TAKEN (173)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNAEUS 5784                 3   5  1    21       CAVEMEN (480)
 SOYUSE 5933                   1   1  0    17       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 HUNTER 6008                   2   6  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DANCES WITH RAIN 6016         1   0  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ARLUS 6001                    3   2  0    11       SHADOWMIST (491)
-ABODEEN DALTRY 5997           2   3  0     9       CLAN CROW (456)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HIRONOBU 5911          10  7 1 BLACK SAMURAI 166    SERENA 5923           734   
BLUE LIGHTNING 6012     0  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   LINNAEUS 5784         733   
MORNING DRUM 6000       1  5 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904  730  NOT REVENGED
STAFFER MCEVILY 5999    2  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        YEZURA 5953           730  REVENGED
KIRDOC 6015             0  2 0 THE GUILD 208        STONE GOLEM           734  NONE
ZARGAS 4425            13 10 0 THE GUILD 208        GRUMBLEBONE 5952      732  REVENGED
ZORCH 4465              8 11 0 THE GUILD 208        SHAMBLING MOUND       734  NONE
ENIGMA 4466            15 15 2 THE TAKEN 173        ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874  731   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry for no personal ads last cycle, I just spaced 'em, along with Vagan's
column. -- Guido

Ravage -- Another good fight.  I think I might actually have been helped by you
breaking my weapon. -- Vagan

Serena -- I am a little surprised, but I say that a lot when I win.  Thanks for the
rating. -- Zot

Hironobu -- That helps, but not enough. -- Zorch

Arlus -- Hmm, not very good learns for either of us.  I assume we will match up
again, if so, I hope we both get more out of it. -- Boran

Grumblebone -- I'm sure Zargas's death wasn't intentional, so we consider the matter
closed. -- Vagan and the Guild

Serena -- Well, that seals it. -- Zorch

Abodeen Daltry -- I can't think of anything to say without sounding cocky.  Nice try?
-- Boran

Ravage -- You know, I'm 10-2 over my last 12 fights.  The two are both to you.  Go
play with Vagan! -- Zot

Arlus -- Well, at least Guido gave me a chance to show something.  Unfortunately, I
failed miserably. -- Kirdoc

Blue Lightning -- Okay, now I'm really confused. -- Boran

Our congratulations to Vagan.  Well done. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Two-three, and a death.  Now it's Blue Lightning who can't conduct an orchestra.
Tough on him, but better him than me, right? -- Red Mare for the Cardow Hunters
P.S.  We'd write more, but it seems that the Hands on the Keyboard are involved in
the tourney spy report and "too busy for that stuff."  Bummer.

So, to those we fought -- Good fight. -- We who fought you

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZORCH was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KIRDOC was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
VAGAN was viciously subdued by RAVAGE in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Title match.
ZOT devastated JAYLA in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
PREXUS demolished SANDSTORM in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
DRAAF defeated RED MARE in a exciting 5 minute struggle.
SERENA delivered the death blow upon HIRONOBU in a 1 minute competition.
NEKODA narrowly defeated BORAN RAGNARSON in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
WINDGLASS was vanquished by YEZURA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SHINE vanquished HUNTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LINNAEUS was defeated by GRIEVOUS in a 2 minute gory expert vs. novice upset match.
SOYUSE demolished ARLUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DANCES WITH RAIN handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   6 -  2      76  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  25 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  24 -  0      27  |

Turn 734 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      1 -  4         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      RAVAGE 4444                18  17  1  121 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                   14   5  1   91 THE GUILD (208)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                 12   6  0   67 SHADOWMIST (491)
WALL OF STEEL    RED MARE 5972              12   8  0   54 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
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 
RED MARE 5972.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAVAGE 4444, PREXUS 5950, 
DRAAF 5955, NEKODA 5958, BORAN RAGNARSON 6011, GRIEVOUS 6013, ZOT 4464, YEZURA 5953, 
SHINE 6009, and SERENA 5923.

The least popular fighter this week was ARLUS 6001.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LINNAEUS 5784, HUNTER 6008, WINDGLASS 5947, SANDSTORM 5957, KIRDOC 
6015, ZORCH 4465, HIRONOBU 5911, JAYLA 5936, DANCES WITH RAIN 6016, and SOYUSE 5933.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RAVAGE (29-4444) THE TAKEN (173)

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

VAGAN (29-4082) THE GUILD (208)