DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2013    Duedate: 09/03/2013

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XYLOID
SCRABBLE (739)
(65-7141) [16-4-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NORVAN TEN KOGAN               CAUSEY
SAND DANCERS (233)             THE CAUSEY WAY (659)
(65-7245) [17-4-0,113]         (65-5881) [7-0-0,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORAND TEN SORN                GORBAN TEN SKORA
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7138) [27-19-1,101]        (65-7249) [9-11-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)         31
2. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)  27      SCRABBLE (739)
3. SCRABBLE (739)              24      Unchartered Team
4. THE CAUSEY WAY (659)         7
5. MMM BEER (750)              -2      TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)       12   3  2 80.0   1/ 2*TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)      12  3 2
 2/ 1 SCRABBLE (739)            31  12  2 72.1   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 1
 3/ 4 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  64  46  2 58.2   3/ 6 SCRABBLE (739)            3  3 1
 4/ 5*THE CAUSEY WAY (659)       7   6  0 53.8   4/ 3*MMM BEER (750)            3  3 0
 5/ 3*MMM BEER (750)             3   3  0 50.0   5/ 5*THE CAUSEY WAY (659)      2  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1252 %1290 40 49.3   6/ 4 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 729): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 731): PROCLUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 692): FLYING CLOUD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 725): SABBATH of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 727): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 718): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 719): WALTER PIDGEON of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 716): CAIRRAIG AMADAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 713): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 710): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 702): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 660): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 592): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 577): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 559): FLAME SPIDER of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 553): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 514): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 509): TEASER II of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 500): MONSTER MASH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 617): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 729): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 731): THE UNDEAD (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 692): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 725): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 727): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 718): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 719): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 716): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 713): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 710): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 702): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 660): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 592): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 577): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 559): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 553): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 514): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 509): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 500): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 617): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 729): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 727): GOLD DUBLOON of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 726): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 719): WALTER PIDGEON of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                (turn 718): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 716): CAIRRAIG AMADAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 712): BRAINS MCGEE of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          SHADOWFIST of DRAGON RIDERS (Daikkan, mgr.)
                          KAMI FLAUGE of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
                          OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 710): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
                                   SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 702): JOCK MACBEAGH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                               NO BATHROOM of BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 591): MERVIN OLDES of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 723): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, 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.  Former top team SAND DANCERS was 
unseated this week as TOLBIN'S GEMS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week SCRABBLE went 2-0-1 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
Did only my eyes note the 5-0-0 record which TOLBIN'S GEMS managed to post this 
round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  EMBRON THE GREAT 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MIM 
YELLOWHAIR and was awarded 10 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, DENGAN THE TRADER put down GORBAN TEN SKORA, causing him to lose 7 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of XYLOID, 
for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DAL SHANG.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SAND DANCERS is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of BASH BROS 
EVANGELIST last week.  Busy avoiding SAND DANCERS?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after KALDAN 
TEN KARAN.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on 
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this 
turn against KALDAN TEN KARAN!  I must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the 
underdog in this contest, NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION, defeated KALDAN TEN KARAN to claim 
victory and recognition.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 XYLOID 7141                  16   4  1   106       SCRABBLE (739)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245        17   4  0   113       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138         27  19  1   101       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206     13   8  0    94       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAUSEY 5881                   7   0  0    80       THE CAUSEY WAY (659)
 KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205        21  14  0    78       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068         11  31  1    75       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMBRON THE GREAT 7266         8   5  0    50       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249         9  11  1    48       SAND DANCERS (233)
-JINX 7142                     4   3  0    48       SCRABBLE (739)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAR RUBY 7281                3   0  1    28       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 CITRINE 7279                  3   0  0    27       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 FIRE OPAL 7280                2   1  0    26       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 MALACHITE 7283                2   1  1    25       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUMQUAT 7145                  3   1  1    22       SCRABBLE (739)
 HEMATITE 7282                 2   1  0    21       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 ABITA 7289                    2   1  0    17       MMM BEER (750)
-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?
BERVAN THE TINKE        0  0 0                      KUMQUAT 7145          554  NONE
FAQIR 7143              8  2 0 SCRABBLE 739         GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249 552   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sand Dancers -- Our losses are your gain.  But we'd like to talk to you about a gain
you can have independent of the sands.  Believe in God and you will gain more than
anything you can ask or imagine. -- Evangelists
P.S.  Nice 2-0 against us last turn!

Assur -- Well, if she gave us the heave-ho, she'd have to recruit replacements, and
she hates doing that. -- Lorand ten Sorn
P.S.  Besides, I haven't been here two years yet!  I've got a winning record!

NoCallListExemption -- I keep thinking it's someone calling to tell me that I've
already won a sweepstakes.  Can't pass up the chance of that! -- Embron the Great

Xyloid -- A one-shotter!  I didn't actually expect that. -- Lorand ten Sorn

NoCallEtc -- No phone here. -- Norvan ten Kogan
P.S.  Another one-shot!  Cool.  Leaves more time to go out on the town.

Driving a Rolls -- Tootsie Rolls?  I used to like those. -- Kaldan ten Karan

Causey -- I should probably hate you for making me look bad, but I'm guessing you're
a tourney warrior, which is a different matter, hmm? -- Gorban ten Skora

Listen, I'm no good at trading, honest!  I can't do math in my head. -- Embron the
Otherwise-Great

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION viciously subdued KALDAN TEN KARAN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
DRIVING A ROLLS was viciously subdued by CAUSEY in a 1 minute Challenge match.
LORAND TEN SORN was bested by XYLOID in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
NORVAN TEN KOGAN bested HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute brawl.
GORBAN TEN SKORA was unbelievably bested by DENGAN THE TRADER in a 3 minute fight.
EMBRON THE GREAT devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
FIRE OPAL handily defeated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STAR RUBY vanquished NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEMATITE vanquished FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MALACHITE defeated POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute match.
CITRINE unbelievably bested ABITA in a 2 minute gory bout.
KUMQUAT murdered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  12 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       XYLOID 7141                16   4  1  106 SCRABBLE (739)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245      17   4  0  113 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORAND TEN SORN 7138       27  19  1  101 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAUSEY 5881                 7   0  0   80 THE CAUSEY WAY (659)
TOTAL PARRY      KALDAN TEN KARAN 7205      21  14  0   78 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 GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION 7206, CAUSEY 5881, EMBRON THE GREAT 7266, ABITA 7289, NORVAN TEN 
KOGAN 7245, LORAND TEN SORN 7138, XYLOID 7141, HEMATITE 7282, MALACHITE 7283, and 
KUMQUAT 7145.

The least popular fighter this week was CITRINE 7279.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STAR RUBY 7281, FIRE OPAL 7280, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, KALDAN TEN KARAN 
7205, KUMQUAT 7145, MALACHITE 7283, HEMATITE 7282, XYLOID 7141, LORAND TEN SORN 7138, 
and NORVAN TEN KOGAN 7245.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

XYLOID (65-7141) SCRABBLE (739)