DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/24/2013    Duedate: 08/06/2013

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORAND TEN SORN
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7138) [26-18-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XYLOID                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SCRABBLE (739)                 
(65-7141) [15-3-1,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORAND TEN SORN                LORAND TEN SORN
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7138) [26-18-1,109]        (65-7138) [26-18-1,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)         47
2. MMM BEER (750)              28      SCRABBLE (739)
3. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)  12      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)           9
5. SCRABBLE (739)               7      TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SCRABBLE (739)            29  10  1 74.4   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       11  4 1
 2/ 0*TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 SCRABBLE (739)            5  4 0
 3/ 2 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  63  43  2 59.4   3/ 0*TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)       3  2 0
 4/ 0*MMM BEER (750)             2   2  0 50.0   4/ 0*MMM BEER (750)            2  2 0
 5/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1247 %1285 40 49.2   5/ 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 726): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 688): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 725): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 716): JIMI APPENDIX of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 717): WALTER PIDGEON of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): TALISMAN of MAGICAL MADNESS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 714): CALYPSO of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 711): OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 708): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 700): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 658): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): 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 590): MERVIN OLDES of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 725): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 557): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 551): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 512): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 507): ANDA of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 615): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 727): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 688): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 725): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 716): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 717): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 714): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 711): THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 708): KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 700): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 658): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): 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 590): MEDAL OF HONOR Z11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 557): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 551): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 512): I HATE TOURNEYS (Anti-Tourney, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 507): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 615): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 727): BARELY LEGAL of IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 714): CALYPSO of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 709):FROGGY FOO-FOO of BATTLE FROGS S01 (Grimm, mgr.)
                                  KARINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 707): FLOUR CHILD of BAD BREAD (The Baker, mgr)
                                   PANDORA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 700): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, 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.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 507): ANDA of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
                      (turn 506): LING of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                   (turn 497): URIK DARKHEART of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAL 
SHANG.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for GORBAN TEN SKORA, who flew up 19 points in the rankings 
after mashing FAQIR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was KALDAN TEN KARAN, who dropped 10 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with XYLOID.  Our battling duelmaster LORAND 
TEN SORN has managed to hold the title, fending off DRIVING A ROLLS' none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, BASH BROS EVANGELIST.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the DAL SHANG arena.  Here's 
a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad SCRABBLE?  Big bad SCRABBLE.  Big bad 
SCRABBLE.  DAL SHANG's afraid of the big bad SCRABBLE.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I 
may not be funny, but catch BASH BROS EVANGELIST's act in the arena.  Those acrobats 
seem to be fairly deft at running from SCRABBLE.  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of EMBRON THE GREAT, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  This round goes to SAND DANCERS, their 
9-9-1 warrior, GORBAN TEN SKORA slew the 8-2-0 FAQIR.  Stay tuned next week to see 
what happens.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138         26  18  1   109       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYLOID 7141                  15   3  1   110       SCRABBLE (739)
 NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245        15   4  0   106       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205        20  13  0    88       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068         11  29  1    76       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206     12   7  0    67       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249         9   9  1    66       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMBRON THE GREAT 7266         7   4  0    55       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JINX 7142                     4   3  0    48       SCRABBLE (739)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUMQUAT 7145                  2   0  0    22       SCRABBLE (739)
 ABITA 7289                    1   0  0    13       MMM BEER (750)
 STAR RUBY 7281                1   0  0    13       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 HEMATITE 7282                 1   0  0    11       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 CITRINE 7279                  1   0  0     9       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 FIRE OPAL 7280                0   1  0     7       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 MALACHITE 7283                0   1  0     7       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 BUD 7287                      1   0  0     6       MMM BEER (750)
-KNOCKINGONYOURDOOR 7069       1   2  0     5       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 LEINIE 7288                   0   1  0     1       MMM BEER (750)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BYE 7285                0  1 0 MMM BEER 750         DELHARAN THE SIL      552  NONE
FAQIR 7143              8  2 0 SCRABBLE 739         GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249 552   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kaldan -- We've been through this before.  I'm not going to give you a ride when you
just give me beatings. -- Driving a Rolls

Jinx -- Probably luck, but a good win for me after you've beaten me a couple times
before.  I'm surprised you answer.  You know who I am from your caller Id. --
NoCallListExemption

Assur -- And you're still having trouble cornering a standby, I see.  There are days
like that. -- Lorand ten Sorn

And the really weird thing is that we seem to have gone five-oh, with only two
standbys!  No wonder we got Top Team on the Move! -- Lorand ten Sorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
XYLOID devastated KALDAN TEN KARAN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION viciously subdued EMBRON THE GREAT in a 2 minute Challenge match.
LORAND TEN SORN viciously subdued DRIVING A ROLLS in a 2 minute master's Title brawl.
NORVAN TEN KOGAN defeated HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 2 minute match.
GORBAN TEN SKORA butchered FAQIR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ABITA overpowered MALACHITE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
STAR RUBY handily defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HEMATITE won victory over BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
CITRINE unbelievably bested LEINIE in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
FIRE OPAL lost to BUD in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  10 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LORAND TEN SORN 7138       26  18  1  109 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       XYLOID 7141                15   3  1  110 SCRABBLE (739)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245      15   4  0  106 SAND DANCERS (233)
TOTAL PARRY      KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205      20  13  0   88 SAND DANCERS (233)
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 LORAND TEN SORN 7138.  The ten other most popular fighters were XYLOID 7141, 
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206, LEINIE 7288, BUD 7287, NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245, ABITA 7289, 
FIRE OPAL 7280, STAR RUBY 7281, HEMATITE 7282, and DRIVING A ROLLS 7068.

The least popular fighter this week was CITRINE 7279.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MALACHITE 7283, FAQIR 7143, EMBRON THE GREAT 7266, KALDAN TEN KARAN 
7205, BYE 7285, GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, HEMATITE 7282, STAR RUBY 
7281, and FIRE OPAL 7280.