DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2014    Duedate: 08/19/2014

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GUNSLINGER
POSSE (718)
(65-6960) [10-2-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GUNSLINGER                     APACHE FOG
POSSE (718)                    SUPERNATURAL (755)
(65-6960) [10-2-0,91]          (65-7330) [8-1-0,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GORBAN TEN SKORA               SERGEANT 3
SAND DANCERS (233)             MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
(65-7249) [18-27-1,82]         (65-7343) [4-4-1,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 56
2. SUPERNATURAL (755)          11      MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
3. LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)      7      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)     7
5. DEVIATION LXX (753)          0      LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)    2   0  0  100   1/ 2 POSSE (718)              10  3 1
 2/ 2*SUPERNATURAL (755)         8   4  0 66.7   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)        5 10 0
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  61  42  4 59.2   3/ 4*SUPERNATURAL (755)        3  2 0
 4/ 5 POSSE (718)              208 198 17 51.2   4/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  3  5 1
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1310 %1357 41 49.1   5/ 6*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   2  0 0
 6- 8*DEVIATION LXX (753)        2   3  0 40.0   6- 5*DEVIATION LXX (753)       2  3 0
 7- 9*JOB HAZARDS (420)          0   1  0  0.0   7- 9*JOB HAZARDS (420)         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 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 742): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 750): SIR BUBBA THE BOLD of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 752): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 743): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 741): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 738): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 735): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 727): OISIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 330): HEART OF GLASS of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 617): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 583): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G10, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 578): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 525): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 642): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 742): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 750): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 752): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 743): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 741): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 738): OLD GEEZERS (Old Fart, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 735): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 330): PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 578): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 539): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 642): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 753): RED SPECIAL of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 749): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 726): MAYNARD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             ZILLA KHIRNAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 684): THE BIG UNIT of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 584): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 524): ABJURER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Maskelyne, mgr.)
                               ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAL SHANG games.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR C11 
was unseated this week as POSSE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which POSSE 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
LADY LUCK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully 
bested AN YEE and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, LADY LUCK put down AN YEE, causing him to lose 17 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has GUNSLINGER in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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.  DAL SHANG, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is POSSE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of LAUGH TRACK 
LORDS last week.  Busy avoiding POSSE?  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears 
and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after KO THE AVERAGE.  Watch 
your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  SERGEANT 1 has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
victory!  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSLINGER 6960              10   2  0    91       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 7 7273              12   8  1   119       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 8 7271              15   6  0    90       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 APACHE FOG 7330               8   1  0    88       SUPERNATURAL (755)
 GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249        18  27  1    82       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 7326              10   4  1    67       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        12   8  0    58       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LUCK 7370                4   0  0    50       POSSE (718)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310        8  12  0    40       SAND DANCERS (233)
 AN YEE 7296                   5  19  1    35       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 7343               4   4  1    31       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 DERRINGER 7381                3   0  1    30       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK TRIPPER 7376             2   0  0    18       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
 HEROD 7354                    1   1  0    15       POSSE (718)
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358           3   4  0    13       SAND DANCERS (233)
-SUGAR AND SPICE 7312          1   0  0    10       DEVIATION LXX (753)
-SAMS CASTLE 7316              1   0  0     7       DEVIATION LXX (753)
-MUGGING 3809                  0   1  0     7       JOB HAZARDS (420)
-KALAMAZOO 7315                0   1  0     7       DEVIATION LXX (753)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK STORM             0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SERGEANT 1 7326       579  NONE
STEVIE 7338             3  2 0 LEATHER AND LACE 756 SERGEANT 2 7351       576   
SERGEANT 2 7351         4  4 1 MEDAL OF HONOR C 748 QUEEN OF STEEL        579  NONE
DEADMEAT 7384           0  1 0 POSSE 718            QUEEN OF STEEL        579  NONE
SIERRA MIST 7329        0  1 0 SUPERNATURAL 755     QUEEN OF STEEL        579  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two, in the usual format:  wins over standbys, losses to managed warriors. --
Gorban ten Skora

Gorban -- Anyone who thought he had a "perfectly good job on a fishing boat" is
deluding himself. -- An Yee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERGEANT 1 viciously butchered BLACK STORM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SERGEANT 2 was viciously butchered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
SIERRA MIST was murdered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEADMEAT was slaughtered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
APACHE FOG savagely defeated GORBAN TEN SKORA in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
JACK TRIPPER bested KO THE AVERAGE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
GUNSLINGER vanquished HELVAN QUICKHAND in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
AN YEE was handily defeated by LADY LUCK in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
NORBEN THE LESSER unbelievably bested SERGEANT 3 in a popular 5 minute gruesome duel.
KARANZA THE WILD viciously subdued ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 2 minute gory fight.
HEROD overpowered HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DERRINGER overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  17 -  4      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  18 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  26 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  14 -  0      13  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 579 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GUNSLINGER 6960            10   2  0   91 POSSE (718)
STRIKING ATTACK  APACHE FOG 7330             8   1  0   88 SUPERNATURAL (755)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 7326            10   4  1   67 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
WALL OF STEEL    KARANZA THE WILD 7311      12   8  0   58 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370              4   0  0   50 POSSE (718)
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 SERGEANT 3 7343.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERGEANT 1 
7326, APACHE FOG 7330, JACK TRIPPER 7376, SERGEANT 2 7351, GUNSLINGER 6960, LADY LUCK 
7370, KARANZA THE WILD 7311, DERRINGER 7381, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, and NORBEN THE 
LESSER 7310.

The least popular fighter this week was AN YEE 7296.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249, DEADMEAT 7384, SIERRA MIST 7329, HEROD 7354, 
NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, DERRINGER 7381, KARANZA THE WILD 7311, 
LADY LUCK 7370, and GUNSLINGER 6960.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI