DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/10/2013    Duedate: 07/23/2013

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORAND TEN SORN
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7138) [25-18-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORAND TEN SORN                POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (233)             
(65-7138) [25-18-1,107]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORAND TEN SORN                FAQIR
SAND DANCERS (233)             SCRABBLE (739)
(65-7138) [25-18-1,107]        (65-7143) [8-1-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          58
2. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)  18      SCRABBLE (739)
3. SCRABBLE (739)             -48      Unchartered Team

                                       CALM DOWN! (692)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SCRABBLE (739)            28   9  1 75.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  62  42  2 59.6   2/ 2 SCRABBLE (739)            5  3 0
 3/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1244 %1283 39 49.2   3/ 3 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  2  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 725): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 728): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 686): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 722): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 724): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 715): JIMI APPENDIX of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 716): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 713): CALYPSO of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 710): OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 707): FLOUR CHILD of BAD BREAD (The Baker, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 699): JOCK MACBEAGH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 657): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): GERHART ERVIN of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 724): BEERZILLA of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 556): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 550): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): KITTY of WAY BACK WHEN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 511): EGGS BENEDICT of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 506): ANDA of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 497): URIK DARKHEART of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 614): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 726): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 728): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 686): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 722): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 724): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 715): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 716): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 713): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 710): URT'S DURT URCHINS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 707): KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 699): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 657): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): ERRATA! (JE, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): MEDAL OF HONOR Z11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 774): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 556): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 550): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 511): I HATE TOURNEYS (Anti-Tourney, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 506): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 497): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 614): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 714): MORRIS ORMRAN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 707): FLOUR CHILD of BAD BREAD (The Baker, mgr)
                                   PANDORA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 657): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): GERHART ERVIN of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 723): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 506): LING of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAL SHANG!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION caught the eye 
of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested JINX and was awarded 
18 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION put down JINX, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in 
the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster XYLOID challenged 
LORAND TEN SORN last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail LORAND TEN SORN, Duelmaster of 
DAL SHANG!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DAL SHANG "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
FAQIR who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 13 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought FAQIR showed great skill and promise when he was beat by EMBRON 
THE GREAT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DAL SHANG.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138         25  18  1   107       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245        14   4  0   104       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205        20  12  0    98       SAND DANCERS (233)
 XYLOID 7141                  14   3  1    92       SCRABBLE (739)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068         11  28  1    72       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206     11   7  0    59       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 EMBRON THE GREAT 7266         7   3  0    59       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAQIR 7143                    8   1  0    48       SCRABBLE (739)
 JINX 7142                     4   3  0    48       SCRABBLE (739)
 GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249         8   9  0    47       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUMQUAT 7145                  2   0  0    22       SCRABBLE (739)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lorand -- That was actually pretty close.  Unfortunately, my plan to get my
telemarketing evangelist an NPC fight failed. -- Assur

Jinx -- Scoundrel.  If I was unscrupulous, I'd add your name to a whole bunch of
other telemarketing lists. -- NoCallListExemption

What happened to the dating?  Are the golems ill?  Maybe it's the heat....

Hmm, typical turn here.  A loss to Xyloid, check.  A loss to Faqir, ditto.  A win
over Driving a Rolls--those things are such gas hogs, and impossible to park!--check.
And two wins over standbys.  We've done worse, so we aren't going to complain! -- the
Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

XYLOID was bested by LORAND TEN SORN in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
FAQIR was unbelievably bested by EMBRON THE GREAT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
NORVAN TEN KOGAN narrowly defeated HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
DRIVING A ROLLS was devastated by KALDAN TEN KARAN in a 4 minute one-sided contest.
JINX was bested by NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION in a 2 minute brawl.
GORBAN TEN SKORA vanquished KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        26 -   9 -  0      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 551 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LORAND TEN SORN 7138       25  18  1  107 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245      14   4  0  104 SAND DANCERS (233)
TOTAL PARRY      KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205      20  12  0   98 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       XYLOID 7141                14   3  1   92 SCRABBLE (739)
PARRY-LUNGE      FAQIR 7143                  8   1  0   48 SCRABBLE (739)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORAND TEN SORN 7138.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FAQIR 7143.  The ten other most popular fighters were KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205, 
NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245, NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206, JINX 7142, GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249, 
LORAND TEN SORN 7138, EMBRON THE GREAT 7266, XYLOID 7141, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was DRIVING A ROLLS 7068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were XYLOID 7141, EMBRON THE GREAT 7266, LORAND TEN SORN 7138, 
GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249, JINX 7142, NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206, NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245, 
KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205, FAQIR 7143, and  0.

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
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December 15 before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and 
people have been unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the 
tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!