DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2014    Duedate: 09/03/2014

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-687

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PLASTIC MAN
MELODY MAYHEM (504)
(43-4998) [4-0-1,57]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIKKI                          PLASTIC MAN
THE FAMILY (116)               MELODY MAYHEM (504)
(43-5028) [5-2-0,34]           (43-4998) [4-0-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUWANA                         RUWANA
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-5008) [6-4-1,29]           (43-5008) [6-4-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MELODY MAYHEM (504)         19
2. THE FAMILY (116)            13      THE FAMILY (116)
3. DEVIL SLAYERS (509)          0      Unchartered Team
4. FAMOUS HURLERS (448)         0
5. DARK BLADES (480)            0      MELODY MAYHEM (504)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEVIL SLAYERS (509)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 2- 2*DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)    1   0  0  100   2/ 3*MELODY MAYHEM (504)       5  9 0
 3- 3 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      51  23  4 68.9   3- 4*DEVIL SLAYERS (509)       2  0 0
 4- 4*DARK BLADES (480)          8   5  1 61.5   4- 2 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      2  1 1
 5- 5 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  23  21  1 52.3   5- 5*DARK BLADES (480)         2  2 0
 6/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         993 %1052 30 48.6   6- 6*DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)   1  0 0
 7/ 7*MELODY MAYHEM (504)        8  11  1 42.1   7- 7 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  0  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 755): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): WINTERGREEN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 744): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 686): KITH of DARK BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 543): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 755): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 744): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 686): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             ZILLA KHIRNAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to VEASTIAN once again!  What's with PLASTIC MAN?  He actually beat 
THE FAMILY's HASHIN, and walked away with 9 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at MELODY MAYHEM while they watched PLASTIC MAN clobber HASHIN.  He lost 6 points 
and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Har har har!  Did KITH wimp 
out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure VEASTIAN is 
excited about PLASTIC MAN, the new Duelmaster from MELODY MAYHEM.  (remember?)  But 
when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
VEASTIAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLASTIC MAN 4998              4   0  1    57       MELODY MAYHEM (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KITH 4793                     8   1  1    95       DARK BLADES (480)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIKKI 5028                    5   2  0    34       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY 4987                    4   1  0    31       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 HASHIN 5027                   5   2  0    30       THE FAMILY (116)
 RUWANA 5008                   6   4  1    29       THE FAMILY (116)
 LITTLE SISTER 5029            5   1  0    29       THE FAMILY (116)
-GUS 5026                      1   2  0    24       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ST. GEORGE 5034               1   0  0    21       DEVIL SLAYERS (509)
-THE DRAGON 5031               1   0  0    16       DEVIL SLAYERS (509)
-LORD TOADMYRE 4933            2   3  0    13       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 EXIT 5020                     2   1  0    13       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 ACID RAIN 4995                1   3  0    10       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
-ERIS 5021                     1   0  0    10       DISCIPLES OF PAIN (508)
-CURARE 5007                   0   2  0     6       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOU 5041                      0   1  0     1       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 5040                 0  1 0 MELODY MAYHEM 504    MOUNTAIN TROLL        687  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Big Six -- Absolutely!  Retirement for me, and I'll be glad of it.  I think Debby
Tonte has the right idea:  a warm beach, a drink with an umbrella in it, what more
could I want.  Not for the long haul, but for a chance to recover from duelling, that
seems ideal. -- Zilla

One-four?  With TWO of those losses being to STANDBYS?  I am SOOO glad I'm leaving.
-- Zilla Khirnaj

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run

warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HASHIN was demolished by PLASTIC MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
RUWANA defeated ACID RAIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
RIKKI devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LITTLE SISTER demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
EXIT won victory over LOU in a exciting 1 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  17 -  3      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 687 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PLASTIC MAN 4998            4   0  1   57 MELODY MAYHEM (504)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUWANA 5008.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RUWANA 5008.  The ten other most popular fighters were EXIT 5020, DA 5040, LITTLE 
SISTER 5029, RIKKI 5028, LOU 5041, PLASTIC MAN 4998, ACID RAIN 4995, HASHIN 5027,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HASHIN 5027.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ACID RAIN 4995, PLASTIC MAN 4998, LOU 5041, RIKKI 5028, LITTLE SISTER 
5029, DA 5040, EXIT 5020, RUWANA 5008,  0, and  0.