DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2014    Duedate: 07/22/2014

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-740

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YEZURA
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-5953) [14-10-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YEZURA                         BUSCH GARDENS
THE TAKEN (173)                TOURIST TRAPS (371)
(29-5953) [14-10-1,98]         (29-4300) [3-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED MARE                       UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           TOURIST TRAPS (371)
(29-5972) [15-11-0,77]         (29-4302) [3-0-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (173)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOURIST TRAPS (371)         55
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        26      THE TAKEN (173)
3. CAVEMEN (480)                2      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIATION (488)              0
5. THE GUILD (208)              0      TOURIST TRAPS (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TOURIST TRAPS (371)       10   2  2 83.3   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (173)           9  6 0
 2- 2 DEVIATION (488)           31  16  2 66.0   2/ 4*TOURIST TRAPS (371)       7  2 2
 3- 3 SHADOWMIST (491)          72  63  8 53.3   3- 2 THE GUILD (208)           6  4 1
 4/ 4 THE TAKEN (173)          687 610 35 53.0   4- 3 DEVIATION (488)           6  4 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      451 437 24 50.8   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 6- 6 THE GUILD (208)          576 636 23 47.5   6/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  5 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     758 948 15 44.4   7/ 7 CAVEMEN (480)             2  1 0
 8/ 8 CAVEMEN (480)              7   9  1 43.8   8- 8 SHADOWMIST (491)          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 752): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 754): PHILLIA FOX of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 738): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 748): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 750): GOLDEN FLASH of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 741): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 742): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 739): YEZURA of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 371): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 736): SYCAMORE STYLE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 733): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 725): COLLEEN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 683): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 348): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 615): RATTLER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 600): WILD FLOWER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 582): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 576): SERGEANT 7 of MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 278): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Mr. Anti-Tourney, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 532): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 523): ABJURER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Maskelyne, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 640): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 752): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 754): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 738): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 748): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 750): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 741): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 742): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 739): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 371): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 736): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 733): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 725): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 683): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 348): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 600): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 582): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 278): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 537): I HATE TOURNEYS (Mr. Anti-Tourney, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 532): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 523): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 640): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 751): GALILEO of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 741): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
                            MOTHER GHEA NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 738): ZOT of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 736): SYCAMORE STYLE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 735): APOCALYPSE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 733): BENJYN BLAYDE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 725): URCHIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 614): NICHOLAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 600): WILD FLOWER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
                          SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
              (turn 599): CLARENCE G. CRAFT of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 582): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
                           RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
               (turn 581): CELINE DEE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 531): RAGE of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 522): SILVER SLIM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  BUSCH GARDENS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested GRIEVOUS and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BUSCH GARDENS put 
down GRIEVOUS, causing it to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has YEZURA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  DEVIATION is feared.  This much I 
can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of TOURIST TRAPS last week.  Busy avoiding DEVIATION?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  SOYUSE take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in LAPUR.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     The girls are as pretty in LAPUR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEZURA 5953                  14  10  1    98       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRAAF 5955                   16   6  0    91       SHADOWMIST (491)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      8   2  1    90       DEVIATION (488)
-ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          8   1  1    90       DEVIATION (488)
 RED MARE 5972                15  11  0    77       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SHINE 6009                    6   6  0    68       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDSTORM 5957               15  13  0    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAYLA 5936                   12  14  5    65       SHADOWMIST (491)
-PREXUS 5950                  13  11  1    61       SHADOWMIST (491)
 TOADSMACKER 6025              4   1  0    60       THE TAKEN (173)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNAEUS 5784                 7   7  1    52       CAVEMEN (480)
-BORAN RAGNARSON 6011          5   4  1    52       THE GUILD (208)
 BUSCH GARDENS 4300            3   0  0    52       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 4302        3   0  0    51       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
 WINDGLASS 5947                8  23  0    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           6   5  0    47       DEVIATION (488)
 NEKODA 5958                   8  12  0    40       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-DONT CALLME CASSIUS 5998      5   3  0    38       DEVIATION (488)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIEVOUS 6013                 6   3  0    30       THE TAKEN (173)
 RISUI 5985                    3   3  0    30       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 HUNTER 6008                   4  10  0    29       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-QUEEN FOR A DAY 5913          4   2  0    27       DEVIATION (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISNEY WORLD 4299             1   1  1    21       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
 DANCES WITH RAIN 6016         3   4  0    19       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SOUTH OF THE BORDER 4301      2   0  0    19       TOURIST TRAPS (371)
-WYREN 6022                    2   2  0    16       THE GUILD (208)
-FLEDGELING 6023               3   1  0    15       THE GUILD (208)
-MOSIDAE 6019                  3   2  0    11       THE GUILD (208)
 BAK SHIELDBORN 6024           3   2  0    11       THE TAKEN (173)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
-ANDRE 6026                    0   1  0     1       SHADOWMIST (491)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOYUSE 5933             3  5 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    DISNEY WORLD 4299     740   
LAS VEGAS 4303          1  1 1 TOURIST TRAPS 371    DUSKBLOOD TROLL       740  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cardow Hunters -- Thank you! -- Zot
P.S.  Who's Shierrah?

     Major goddess of the Rirorni, sometimes visualized as a white mare.

Dances with Rain -- I don't know, I couldn't grow a beard if my life depended on it.
Boran says he can't imagine not having one, though. -- Fledgeling

Hunter -- Yes, but I could also do without it, apparently even more. -- Fledgeling

Dances with Rain -- I must disagree.  Red hair is NOT the mark of chaos, it is the
mark of all that is good in life.  After all, *I* do have red hair. -- Wyren

Hmm, two sent to the Dark Arena, and both return.  Perhaps the monsters are slipping?
-- Guido

     More likely it's the rain.

Ali -- I seem to have a knack for dodging. -- Zot

Queen for a Day -- I guess I can't argue, your Majesty. -- Mosidae

Risui -- Well, win or not, at least it was fun. -- Wyren

Universal Studios -- Do you guys even read these? -- Fledgeling

All -- Unfortunately, due to a severely limited budget, the Guild will be going on
hiatus.  Lapur was my first home in Alastari, and holds a special place in my heart,
so I plan to return someday, I just don't know when. -- Guido

Tourist Traps -- Don't forget "The Thing!" in Arizona. -- Jorja

Zot -- I understood the circumstances.  And though I would RATHER have won, still,
glad to see you make it out alive. -- Red Mare

Fledgeling -- Anything that looks interesting.  Dinner?  A better job?  I'm not
picky. -- Hunter

An oh-fer turn.  Damn.  I'm going to blame it on everybody being psyched up for the
tourney.  Otherwise, WE have to take the blame, and we don't WANT to. -- Red Mare

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LAS VEGAS was dealt death by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS devastated WINDGLASS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BUSCH GARDENS handily defeated GRIEVOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DISNEY WORLD slaughtered SOYUSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
YEZURA overpowered SANDSTORM in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
SHINE was bested by RED MARE in a 2 minute brawl.
TOADSMACKER vanquished NEKODA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LINNAEUS beat RISUI in a 1 minute brawl.
DANCES WITH RAIN handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HUNTER vanquished BAK SHIELDBORN in a 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  2      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  20 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  21 -  1      25  |

Turn 740 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    YEZURA 5953                14  10  1   98 THE TAKEN (173)
PARRY-STRIKE     TOADSMACKER 6025            4   1  0   60 THE TAKEN (173)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BUSCH GARDENS 4300          3   0  0   52 TOURIST TRAPS (371)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED MARE 5972.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 4302.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUNTER 6008, 
SHINE 6009, YEZURA 5953, TOADSMACKER 6025, WINDGLASS 5947, BUSCH GARDENS 4300, DISNEY 
WORLD 4299, RED MARE 5972, LINNAEUS 5784, and LAS VEGAS 4303.

The least popular fighter this week was NEKODA 5958.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SANDSTORM 5957, SOYUSE 5933, GRIEVOUS 6013, BAK SHIELDBORN 6024, DANCES 
WITH RAIN 6016, RISUI 5985, LAS VEGAS 4303, LINNAEUS 5784, RED MARE 5972, and DISNEY 
WORLD 4299.