DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2014    Duedate: 06/10/2014

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STAR RUBY
TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
(65-7281) [15-3-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STAR RUBY                      STEVIE
TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)            LEATHER AND LACE (756)
(65-7281) [15-3-1,111]         (65-7338) [2-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GORBAN TEN SKORA               STAR RUBY
SAND DANCERS (233)             TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
(65-7249) [17-23-1,89]         (65-7281) [15-3-1,111]

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)         42
2. POSSE (718)                 38      TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
3. LEATHER AND LACE (756)      19      Unchartered Team
4. WITCHERS (757)              15
5. SUPERNATURAL (755)          12      GRIZZLED VETERANS (751)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GRIZZLED VETERANS (751)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 3 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)       8  7 0
 2- 2 MMM BEER (750)            11   4  0 73.3   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  7  6 1
 3/ 3 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)       61  28  2 68.5   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 4/ 8*LEATHER AND LACE (756)     2   1  0 66.7   4/ 7*GRIZZLED VETERANS (751)   3  1 0
 5/ 7*SUPERNATURAL (755)         3   2  0 60.0   5/ 4 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  3  4 1
 6/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  52  35  2 59.8   6- 6 MMM BEER (750)            2  0 0
 7/ 5 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  97  89  5 52.2   7/ 8*LEATHER AND LACE (756)    2  1 0
 8/ 6 POSSE (718)              196 189 16 50.9   8/ 5 POSSE (718)               2  6 0
 9/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1300 %1342 41 49.2   9/ 9*SUPERNATURAL (755)        1  1 0
10/ 0*WITCHERS (757)             0   4  0  0.0  10/ 0*WITCHERS (757)            0  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 749): EXPENDABLE YOUTH of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 732): LAME OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 745): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 747): AARON of AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 738): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 739): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 736): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 733): APOCALYPSE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 730): SSSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 722): MAYNERD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 612): RATTLER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 597): CLARENCE G. CRAFT of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 579): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 573): DRIVING A ROLLS of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                         (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 537): KNOS THE AXE of BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 529): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 520): SILVER SLIM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 637): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 749): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 732): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 745): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 747): PANDORA'S CARDS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 738): QUEENSRYCHE (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 739): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 736): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 733): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 730): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 722): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 612): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 597): DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 579): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 534): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 529): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): BEERBARIANS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
               (turn 750): AMMONIUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SILVAMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): LYRICAL DRUGGIST of ORL 2013K (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am not a good warrior.  I realize this.  Assur has said it from the beginning.
I earned 13 wins on my own, then Tolbin instructed two of his to take a fall for me.
It is most appreciated and I wish I could return the favor.  Today I fight for
immortality.  I am not trying to win, I am trying to survive!  It will be a great
honor and Assur has even said he'll listen to Lady Greywand's recommendations for my
most natural fighting style to possibly give me a chance to continue fighting.
     Currently, I look thus: 17-18(1)-17-3-8(1)-12-11 and have an expert rating in
attack.  Assur loved me because of my starting wit and will!
     Thanks for all the fights, Dal Shang!  It has been a blast.

Driving a Rolls

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  DAL SHANG needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, MEDAL OF 
HONOR C11 had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by TOLBIN'S GEMS! 
Way to go TOLBIN'S GEMS!  The guys at GRIZZLED VETERANS like really pulled together 
to get a 1-1-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for STEVIE?  LEATHER AND LACE's 
proud of her after beating KARANZA THE WILD and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  SERGEANT 1's match with GORBAN TEN SKORA cost him a loss of 13 points! 
Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all DAL SHANG.  He got 
the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) STAR RUBY thinks hers 15-3-1 and 
studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a 
tear I saw in STAR RUBY's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't DRIVING A 
ROLLS fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said DAL SHANG's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Blazing Unicorn?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  MEDAL OF 
HONOR C11 was DAL SHANG's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there 
some deep dark secret why LEATHER AND LACE's been avoiding MEDAL OF HONOR C11 so 
much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAR RUBY 7281               15   3  1   111       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 8 7271              14   5  0   103       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068         15  46  1   102       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
-SERGEANT 7 7273              10   8  1   102       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
-ABITA 7289                   10   2  0    95       MMM BEER (750)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249        17  23  1    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 FIRE OPAL 7280               12   6  0    87       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 HEMATITE 7282                10   7  0    86       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 CITRINE 7279                 13   5  0    79       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 7326               8   2  0    64       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 MALACHITE 7283               11   7  1    57       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSLINGER 6960               6   1  0    54       POSSE (718)
 STEVIE 7338                   2   1  0    49       LEATHER AND LACE (756)
 APACHE FOG 7330               3   1  0    37       SUPERNATURAL (755)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311         9   6  0    33       SAND DANCERS (233)
-WILLIAM KAMM 7337             4   0  2    33       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 STREECK 7298                  2   0  0    30       GRIZZLED VETERANS (751)
 SERGEANT 2 7351               2   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 AN YEE 7296                   4  15  1    28       SAND DANCERS (233)
 RANM 7300                     2   1  0    25       GRIZZLED VETERANS (751)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310        4  11  0    23       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358           2   0  0    17       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SERGEANT 3 7343               2   2  1    15       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
-JUNG MYUNG SEOK 7336          2   2  0     8       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
-BUD 7287                      1   0  0     6       MMM BEER (750)
 MORENN 7345                   0   1  0     5       WITCHERS (757)
-LEINIE 7288                   0   1  0     1       MMM BEER (750)
 FISHER KING 7346              0   1  0     1       WITCHERS (757)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD 1 7359             0  1 0 POSSE 718            DELHARAN THE SIL      574  NONE
DEAD 2 7360             0  1 0 POSSE 718            DELHARAN THE SIL      574  NONE
DEAD 3 7361             0  1 0 POSSE 718            MASTER JAI ARRAL      574  NONE
TEELA HIRA 7349         3  1 0 SAND DANCERS 233     WILLIAM KAMM 7337     572   
HAREN BROGG 7344        0  1 0 WITCHERS 757         SERGEANT 3 7343       574   
MEATHEAD 7347           0  1 0 WITCHERS 757         DELHARAN THE SIL      574  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Driving a Rolls -- Way to GO!  Wow! -- Gorban ten Skora, deeply envious

Two-three for us.  There are days like this.  Whole months and YEARS like this. --
Gorban ten Skora

Assur -- And a fine style it will be, too. -- Jorja

Citrine -- Have you tried taking something for that?  I mean, you're all yellow!
Jaundice? -- Gorban ten Skora

Gunslinger -- Excuse me, what is this "gun"?  It looks like a kind of crossbow
without the bow. -- An Yee the Wary

Stevie -- On you, it looks fine.  Beyond fine.  Ah! -- Norben the Lesser

Sergeant 2 -- Hmphf.  I don't do "taking orders," so I have no use for you. --
Karanza the Wild

I hope I'm not PREJUDICED, but that Tinker was unbelievably... hairy. -- Ko the
Average

Tolbin -- Thank you again! -- Assur

Gorban -- Assur has been tinkering with my strategy for some time.  However, the last
two turns were not due to my abilities or strategies, but the strategy with which
Tolbin sent his poor warrior in to face me with. -- Driving a Rolls
P.S.  I've used 3 main strategies most of my career.  Scum (1-1 Parry).  Standard WOS
strategy (6-2/7-4 usually open, sometimes with parry).  'Hot' (8-8ish).  Most of my
fights have been won through endurance, but there were a few that I won with damage.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEATHEAD was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD 2 was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEAD 3 was murdered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD 1 was slaughtered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
APACHE FOG devastated AN YEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STAR RUBY demolished DRIVING A ROLLS in a 3 minute Challenge Title competition.
SERGEANT 1 was devastated by GORBAN TEN SKORA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
STEVIE handily defeated KARANZA THE WILD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STREECK vanquished NORBEN THE LESSER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HEMATITE vanquished LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CITRINE slimly won victory over LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a popular 9 minute fight.
FIRE OPAL overpowered HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
GUNSLINGER overpowered RANM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MALACHITE viciously subdued SERGEANT 2 in a exciting 2 minute mismatched conflict.
SERGEANT 3 butchered HAREN BROGG in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KO THE AVERAGE overcame MORENN in a 2 minute gory beginner's fight.
FISHER KING was bested by NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  14 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  30 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 574 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STAR RUBY 7281             15   3  1  111 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
AIMED BLOW       FIRE OPAL 7280             12   6  0   87 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
BASHING ATTACK   HEMATITE 7282              10   7  0   86 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
TOTAL PARRY      CITRINE 7279               13   5  0   79 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 7326             8   2  0   64 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALACHITE 7283             11   7  1   57 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was STAR RUBY 7281.  The ten other most popular fighters were MALACHITE 
7283, MORENN 7345, APACHE FOG 7330, FIRE OPAL 7280, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, GORBAN TEN 
SKORA 7249, HEMATITE 7282, SERGEANT 3 7343, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, and DEAD 2 7360.

The least popular fighter this week was FISHER KING 7346.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAREN BROGG 7344, RANM 7300, CITRINE 7279, NORBEN THE LESSER 
7310, KARANZA THE WILD 7311, SERGEANT 1 7326, AN YEE 7296, DEAD 1 7359, DEAD 3 7361, 
and MEATHEAD 7347.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DRIVING A ROLLS (65-7068) BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)