DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2014    Duedate: 09/27/2014

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-692

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAL
WE GOT GAME (289)
(46-3106) [16-9-2,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAL                            POSITION IS EMPTY
WE GOT GAME (289)              
(46-3106) [16-9-2,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAL                            KASPAROV
WE GOT GAME (289)              WE GOT GAME (289)
(46-3106) [16-9-2,118]         (46-4450) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WE GOT GAME (289)           27
2. FANDILS (75)                22      BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
3. THE 27 CLUB (374)            9      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK COLOSSUS (359)         8
5. DUNGEON CELL (388)           0       (129)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      14   2  0 87.5   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)              7  2 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             %1334 890 46 60.0   2/ 5 WE GOT GAME (289)         7  8 0
 3/ 3 WE GOT GAME (289)         48  33  3 59.3   3/ 3 THE 27 CLUB (374)         6  6 1
 4/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)        131 102  3 56.2   4- 2*DUNGEON CELL (388)        5  3 0
 5- 5*DUNGEON CELL (388)         8   9  0 47.1   5/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0
 6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  795 %1218 28 39.5   6/ 6 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      2  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 758): CHAROLAIS of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 758): DAISY of MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 743): SILVER SEAS of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 744): ILL SUBLIMINAL of TRIBE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 742): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 739): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 740): HEATBLAST of OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 703): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 700): YELLOW BRICK TOAD of HELPLESS ANIMALS (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 691): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 585): PFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 643): COYOTE of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 758): FLAGRANT FOWL (Scrooge McDuck, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 758): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 743): ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 745): HOYT FOUNDATION (Den, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 742): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 739): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 740): NATURE MADE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 703): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 700): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 691): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 584): BRAIN BOYZ (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 643): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 757): MANSION of LIVING LARGE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 742): IYAN KENNIS of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 742): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
                              RAGDOLL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 739): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 736): SOURDOUGH SAM of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 740): HEATBLAST of OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
             (turn 739): SGT. SPENCER of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         KOJAK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 703): SOLDIER 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 698): DOUBLE TRUE of LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 691): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARDIVENT.  WE GOT GAME like really fought 
hard to move up to 2nd from 5th.  Way to go!  MVP award for EARL?  FANDILS' proud of 
him after beating WINEHOUSE and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
BROOKE JONES' match with KASPAROV cost her a loss of 5 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think JANIS JOBLIN should let VETERAN MERCENARY be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THE 27 CLUB was ARDIVENT's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know what FANDILS' been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE 27 CLUB, that's fer sher.  
Like, is CAPABLANCA popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of ARDIVENT! 
He's got a 14-11-0, is that good?  TAL is being unfair.  He's challenged down 23 
against BLIND OWL.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) 
I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in ARDIVENT.  TAL got 9 points after 
beating BLIND OWL, 23 points below him.  See if I ever talk to DEATHSCAR again!  
CAPABLANCA was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  Is this how BLACK COLOSSUS 
advances, by having their members (DEATHSCAR) fight people that are really below them 
(CAPABLANCA)?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARDIVENT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAL 3106                     16   9  2   118       WE GOT GAME (289)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASPER JOHN 4428             10   2  0    96       FANDILS (75)
 DEATHSCAR 3989               10   2  0    95       BLACK COLOSSUS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIND OWL 4381               17  13  2    82       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPABLANCA 3105              14  11  0    66       WE GOT GAME (289)
 JEROME 4418                   8   3  1    59       FANDILS (75)
 NIMZOVICH 3279               11   5  1    57       WE GOT GAME (289)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEREFORD JONES 4413           9  15  0    52       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-UNCLE LEROY 4435              4   1  0    52       FANDILS (75)
 ROCKSOCK JONES 4412           7  17  1    39       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-HEADSMAN 4423                 3   1  0    34       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORENS KLU 4431               5   5  0    31       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 EARL 4429                     5   4  0    28       FANDILS (75)
 MILDRED LEONA 4434            4   2  1    26       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INQUISITOR 4422               3   1  0    23       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 KASPAROV 4450                 2   1  0    21       WE GOT GAME (289)
 WINEHOUSE 4433                4   4  0    16       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 PIGPEN 4432                   1   4  0    15       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-USURPER 4447                  2   0  0    12       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 BROOKE JONES 4455             1   1  0     8       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BILLY JOE 4439                1   4  0     7       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FINGERS BROOKE 4345    17 37 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 BLIND OWL 4381        690   
KARPOV 4454             0  2 0 WE GOT GAME 289      BANDIT PRINCE         692  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One final salute to Lord Protector and Duelmaster Janis Joblin.  Good luck from all
Fandils. -- Fqndil The Wise

We Got Game -- Welcome back.  That was quite a turnaround turn.  Kudos to the
Chessmaster. -- WOF (a mere pawn of the game who occasionally ups his game to bishop-
level)

Lorens Klu -- You were way too much for me.  Consider my weak challenge as a gift. --
Earl

Happy Peasant -- I like your attitude.  I may have liked my win better, but I do like
that attitude. -- Uncle Leroy

Headsman -- It was my pleasure to dispose of you in the cell where you belong. (wink)
-- Jerome

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  The Red Sands await. -- Fandil The Wise

Blind Owl -- I hate to admit it, but I had to Google your name to catch the
reference.  Then I had to challenge you, for taking up so much of my time.  Still,
good knowledge! -- Tal

Hereford Jones -- Just noticed, you're a Big Ol'... Um... Golem Thingy.  The fight
was fun, I just wish you taught better. -- Capablanca

Rocksock Jones -- Methinks I like this new weapon! I will have to try it again! --
Nimzovich

Billy Joe -- Classic battle, from the Old School.  Glad I didn't kill you. --
Kasparov

Inquisitor -- Interesting.  Very interesting.  I can see there  is still much about
this game I have yet to learn. -- Chess Master

Janis J -- Adios, muchacha!  Good luck on your next step in the journey. -- We Got
Game

Nimzovich -- It's an art. -- Hereford Jones
P.S.  11-10-20-11-17-6-11, you figure it out.  I'm guessing poor management.

Our congratulations to Janis Joblin. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

Two-three, one of the wins being over a standby.  I tried to tell Jorja we really
didn't need to do personals today, that there's another incoming all-arena ad, so the
newsletter would be FINE without our input.  She did not seem to consider that a
valid argument and hit me upside the head to demonstrate her disapproval.  Ouch. --
Hereford Jones

10 September 14
Announcing the 1st Veterans Ballot for the Shadowspire Hall of Fame.
      Here are the voting rules.

First Ballot:  Anyone that has played a turn in Shadowspire during turns 1-200 is
eligible to vote.
One ballot per player.  Having multiple teams does not mean more than one ballot.
Give Team name and Manager/Real Name when voting.
Vote for a max of 10 warriors on the ballot.
You CANNOT vote for your own warriors during the first vote.
The top 10 warriors receiving votes will go to the Finals Ballot.  (Any ties for

tenth will be also be included in finals.)
NOTE: All warriors that DO NOT receive at least one vote will not be eligible for
future HOF ballots.

The Finals Ballot: 
It will be a YES or NO vote by all players that have graduated a warrior from
Shadowpsire in the first 200 turns.
For a warrior to be inducted into Hall of Fame they must receive at least 60% yes
vote.
Ballots are available at the Shadowspire Hall of Fame at Google Drive (Click the
81HOFBALLOT pdf or excel file, the print or download option is at top of page) or
requesting one by diplo to Clan Longbeard(39) in DM 81 or by the email listed below. 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_GugEukwTCWRnVtLVFVNXBZeGM&usp=sharing

How to place your votes:
1--You can print the pdf ballot and fill out, then diplo to me or ask for my mailing
address by private message to mail directly.
2--You can download the excel sheet and fill out and save, then email ballot as an
attachment.  (The excel Ballot is protected, so you can only write in the proper
areas.)
3--You can just email your Team name/Manager/Real Name and the names of the 10
warriors you are voting for to the email to cjcaviness1962 at gmail dot com.

Anyone that knows players that have played in Shadowspire that are not currently
active, please contact them and ask them to participate in the voting, they have
earned the right and we want their participation.

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KARPOV was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TAL vanquished BLIND OWL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
DEATHSCAR demolished CAPABLANCA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KASPAROV bested BROOKE JONES in a 2 minute gory novice's Challenge contest.
JANIS JOBLIN savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody competition.
ROCKSOCK JONES was vanquished by JEROME in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
NIMZOVICH overpowered LORENS KLU in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HEREFORD JONES savagely defeated MILDRED LEONA in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
WINEHOUSE was vanquished by EARL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
PIGPEN vanquished BILLY JOE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  22 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 692 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TAL 3106                   16   9  2  118 WE GOT GAME (289)
AIMED BLOW       DEATHSCAR 3989             10   2  0   95 BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    CAPABLANCA 3105            14  11  0   66 WE GOT GAME (289)
BASHING ATTACK   JEROME 4418                 8   3  1   59 FANDILS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAL 3106.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KASPAROV 4450.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEATHSCAR 3989, JEROME 4418, 
NIMZOVICH 3279, HEREFORD JONES 4413, EARL 4429, TAL 3106, PIGPEN 4432, BROOKE JONES 
4455, WINEHOUSE 4433, and KARPOV 4454.

The least popular fighter this week was BILLY JOE 4439.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MILDRED LEONA 4434, LORENS KLU 4431, ROCKSOCK JONES 4412, CAPABLANCA 
3105, BLIND OWL 4381, KARPOV 4454, WINEHOUSE 4433, BROOKE JONES 4455, PIGPEN 4432, 
and TAL 3106.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TAL (46-3106) WE GOT GAME (289)

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

JANIS JOBLIN (46-4380) THE 27 CLUB (374)