DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2012    Duedate: 08/07/2012

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XYLOID
SCRABBLE (739)
(65-7141) [10-0-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XYLOID                         IRONIC TWIST
SCRABBLE (739)                 THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)
(65-7141) [10-0-1,120]         (65-7198) [5-0-1,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARAN TEN PALAN                SLIME TRAIL
SAND DANCERS (233)             CARNIVOROUS SLUGS (741)
(65-7089) [20-25-0,90]         (65-7166) [2-1-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)     52
2. CARNIVOROUS SLUGS (741)     17      SCRABBLE (739)
3. SCRABBLE (739)              14      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)           0
5. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)         0      CARNIVOROUS SLUGS (741)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SCRABBLE (739)            16   3  1 84.2   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 2
 2/ 2 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  54  26  2 67.5   2/ 2*THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)   6  2 0
 3/ 0*CARNIVOROUS SLUGS (741)    2   1  0 66.7   3/ 3 SCRABBLE (739)            3  2 0
 4/ 3*THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)   11   8  1 57.9   4/ 4 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  2  3 0
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1171 %1232 38 48.7   5/ 0*CARNIVOROUS SLUGS (741)   1  0 0
 6- 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      19  41  4 31.7   6- 7 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      0  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 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail DAL SHANG!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  The THE MOTHERSHIP CE guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, THE BLUE PILL fought NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION and gained 18 points and contributed to 
THE MOTHERSHIP CE's 4-1-0.  NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION has lost to THE BLUE PILL, falling 14 
points, while helping make BASH BROS EVANGELIST a 0-2-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and XYLOID remains DAL SHANG's top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Blazing Unicorn until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the SHEWISH BUFFET stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on DAL SHANG, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided SHEWISH BUFFET stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BASH BROS 
EVANGELIST.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that KALDAN TEN KARAN 
from SAND DANCERS was DAL SHANG'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.  Is it really true that DAL SHANG 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAL SHANG and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYLOID 7141                  10   0  1   120       SCRABBLE (739)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133        17   9  1    93       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089         20  25  0    90       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138         13   5  1    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LINDIS TYL SARRO 7154        10   4  1    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 IRONIC TWIST 7198             5   0  1    74       THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068         10  17  1    58       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUMAN CHEESE 7098             2   2  1    33       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 THE BLUE PILL 7201            2   0  0    33       THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)
-FAQIR 7143                    4   0  0    26       SCRABBLE (739)
 SLIME TRAIL 7166              2   1  0    25       CARNIVOROUS SLUGS (741)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JINX 7142                     2   2  0    25       SCRABBLE (739)
 LIMBER VIKING 7216            3   0  0    24       THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205         4   3  0    15       SAND DANCERS (233)
 NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206      4   2  0    14       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 BUD SUDS 7219                 1   0  0    13       THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)
-SLIM JIM 7131                 1   1  0     8       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
-KNOCKINGONYOURDOOR 7069       1   2  0     5       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HELVAN QUICKHAND        0  0 0                      LORAND TEN SORN 7138  526  NONE
BLAH 7234               0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP C 743 SMALL BELRAN          526  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Xyloid -- Ah, I thought you were... I dunno what I thought you were, but I didn't
want any part of it. -- Kurlo ten Doshan

Victories over standbys are, still, victories. -- Lindis tyl Sarro

Damned Dwarf. -- Maran ten Palan

And Sweet Anella goes down again.  That guy is a troublemaker, and it was my pleasure
to mosterize him. -- Lorand ten Sorn

Human Cheese -- That was... a little thin, and at the same time greasy.  Weird. --
Kaldan ten Karan

That was quite unexpected.  Had to put the car in the shop unexpectedly, even though
I'd just had it serviced and everything should have gone smoothly.  I'll be back this
turn, hopefully, still -- Driving a Rolls

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAH was barely slain by SMALL BELRAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
XYLOID vanquished LINDIS TYL SARRO in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KURLO TEN DOSHAN subdued HELVAN QUICKHAND in a action packed 1 minute fight.
MARAN TEN PALAN devastated LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LORAND TEN SORN assassinated HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRONIC TWIST devastated DRIVING A ROLLS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION was devastated by THE BLUE PILL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KALDAN TEN KARAN was defeated by SLIME TRAIL in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
LIMBER VIKING won victory over BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
BUD SUDS overpowered HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        35 -  14 -  2      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 526 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       XYLOID 7141                10   0  1  120 SCRABBLE (739)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORAND TEN SORN 7138       13   5  1   89 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARAN TEN PALAN 7089.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SLIME TRAIL 7166.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIMBER VIKING 
7216, XYLOID 7141, KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133, IRONIC TWIST 7198, THE BLUE PILL 7201, BLAH 
7234, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, LORAND TEN SORN 7138, NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206, and 
KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205.

The least popular fighter this week was DRIVING A ROLLS 7068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LINDIS TYL SARRO 7154, BUD SUDS 7219, KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205, 
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206, LORAND TEN SORN 7138, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, BLAH 7234, THE 
BLUE PILL 7201, IRONIC TWIST 7198, and KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133.