DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2014    Duedate: 06/25/2014

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-682

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIG SIX
FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
(43-4489) [11-9-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG SIX                        MGR HATES SL'ERS
FAMOUS HURLERS (448)           IT IS KNOWN (502)
(43-4489) [11-9-0,101]         (43-4984) [5-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZILLA KHIRNAJ                  RIKKI
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4842) [22-26-2,94]         (43-5028) [2-0-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            23
2. FAMOUS HURLERS (448)        15      FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
3. IT IS KNOWN (502)            7      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)     5
5. ORL 2013K (498)              0      IT IS KNOWN (502)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*IT IS KNOWN (502)          5   1  0 83.3   1/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          8  6 1
 2/ 2 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      45  22  3 67.2   2/ 2 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  6  1 0
 3- 3*DARK BLADES (480)          6   3  1 66.7   3/ 1 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)      5  9 2
 4- 4 ORL 2013K (498)           15   9  1 62.5   4/ 3 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      3  4 0
 5/ 6 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)      78  57  7 57.8   5- 6 ORL 2013K (498)           2  0 0
 6/ 7 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  23  19  1 54.8   6/ 8*IT IS KNOWN (502)         2  1 0
 7/ 8 THE FAMILY (116)         980 %1040 30 48.5   7- 7*DARK BLADES (480)         1  1 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 750): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 752): WARFARIN of PURE POISON (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 734): LAME OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 746): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 748): JUDGEMENT of PANDORA'S CARDS (Var, mgr,)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 739): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 740): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 737): ZOT of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 640): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 734): APOCALYPSE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 731): BENJYN BLAYDE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 723): FINN MAC KARMEK of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 681): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 342): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 613): NICHOLAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 598): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 580): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 574): STAR RUBY of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 538): KNOS THE AXE of BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 530): JADE LOTUS of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 521): SILVER SLIM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 638): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 750): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 752): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 734): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 746): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 748): PANDORA'S CARDS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 739): QUEENSRYCHE (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 740): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 737): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 370): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 734): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 731): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 723): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 681): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 342): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 613): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 598): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 580): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 574): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 535): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 530): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 521): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 637): BEERBARIANS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 737): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 723): FINN MAC KARMEK of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 681): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
                 (turn 680): LYRICAL DRUGGIST of ORL 2013K (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 598): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 574): DRIVING A ROLLS of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 530): JADE LOTUS of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                                         (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in VEASTIAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as TOLBIN'S X-MEN is pushed out of top team by THE FAMILY, who came from 
4th with a 4-1-1 this turn.  THE FAMILY stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-1 into a 
3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  
And let's see, BIG SIX fought ZILLA KHIRNAJ and gained 13 points and contributed to 
FAMOUS HURLERS' 1-1-0.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
SHADOW FROGGY remains VEASTIAN's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  FAMOUS HURLERS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were VEASTIAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding FAMOUS HURLERS more than any other team we find BATTLE FROGS 
12-15.  VEASTIAN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that ZILLA KHIRNAJ from THE FAMILY was VEASTIAN's most 
challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
TOLBIN'S X-MEN has sent XOWIE to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, 
and toast the memory.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of 
their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, VEASTIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG SIX 4489                 11   9  0   101       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BIG UNIT 4526            15   4  2   128       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
 ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842           22  26  2    94       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KITH 4793                     6   1  1    64       DARK BLADES (480)
 XALOT 4961                    7   5  1    61       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984         5   1  0    60       IT IS KNOWN (502)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XERYUS 4941                   9   6  1    55       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 XINDEL 4952                   6   6  0    40       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY 4987                    4   0  0    33       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIKKI 5028                    2   0  0    23       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASHIN 5027                   2   0  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)
 XANDY 5005                    4   3  2    21       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 RUWANA 5008                   3   2  1    21       THE FAMILY (116)
-LORD TOADMYRE 4933            2   3  0    13       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 LITTLE SISTER 5029            1   0  0     8       THE FAMILY (116)
-CURARE 5007                   0   2  0     6       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 GUS 5026                      0   2  0     3       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      RUWANA 5008           682  NONE
BORSHAR 4940            4 14 1 THE FAMILY 116       XALOT 4961            680   
MARTINE 4951            4 13 0 THE FAMILY 116       XERYUS 4941           681   
XOWIE 4883             15 13 0 TOLBIN'S X-MEN 492   STONE GOLEM           682  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Xowie -- Wowie!  Great teaching, thanks.  Keeping the dream alive to be Assur's
starting pitcher in the July tournament. -- The Big Unit

Lyrical Druggist -- I won't make that location mistake again with you.  Nice hit! --
Big Six

Ruwana -- Great battle at the plate there!  Enjoyed it thoroughly. -- Gus

Is nobody killing anyone from OTHER teams? -- The (depleted) Family

Our congratulations to Shadow Froggy. -- Jorja and the Family

Three-two and a death.  Two of the wins, those by the new members, were over
standbys, but we'll TAKE them. -- Zilla Khirnaj

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

XOWIE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BIG SIX demolished ZILLA KHIRNAJ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
XINDEL was overpowered by MGR HATES SL'ERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
XANDY was outwaited by HAPPY in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
SHADOW FROGGY savagely defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's match.
XALOT was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
RIKKI bested GUS in a 3 minute novice's competition.
RUWANA put to death MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
HASHIN won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
LITTLE SISTER won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  3      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 682 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SIX 4489               11   9  0  101 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XOWIE 4883.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIKKI 5028, XANDY 
5005, XALOT 4961, GUS 5026, BIG SIX 4489, MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984, HASHIN 5027, RUWANA 
5008, LITTLE SISTER 5029, and ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842.

The least popular fighter this week was HAPPY 4987.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were XINDEL 4952, ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842, LITTLE SISTER 5029, RUWANA 5008, 
HASHIN 5027, MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984, BIG SIX 4489, GUS 5026, XALOT 4961, and XANDY 
5005.

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

SHADOW FROGGY (43-4897) BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)

               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. 

                      STARGRITS (28-3714) UGLY URBAN ORCS  (425) 
                        CAUSEY (65-5881) THE CAUSEY WAY  (659) 
                 FLYING HELLFISH (82-7132) CARNIVAL OF CHAOS  (1019) 
                     WARRIOR 1 (82-22691) TOURNEY TEAM II  (3620) 
                       CRAZY 69 (84-11518) CRAZY 88 20  (2091) 
                          ANGRY (84-11693) WORDS IX  (2126) 
                  SUBTERFUGE (84-38420) COLLUSION UNLIMITED  (6707) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes