DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/01/2014    Duedate: 10/14/2014

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GUNSLINGER
POSSE (718)
(65-6960) [12-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GUNSLINGER                     JACK TRIPPER
POSSE (718)                    LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
(65-6960) [12-4-0,109]         (65-7376) [4-2-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERGEANT 3                     DERRINGER
MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)       POSSE (718)
(65-7343) [8-4-1,78]           (65-7381) [5-2-1,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 48
2. MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)    10      MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)           9      Unchartered Team
4. WITCHERS (757)               0
5. SUPERNATURAL (755)           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- 3 SUPERNATURAL (755)        10   4  1 71.4   1/ 1 POSSE (718)               9  6 0
 2/ 1*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)    4   2  0 66.7   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 3/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  67  44  4 60.4   3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)  4  2 0
 4/ 5 POSSE (718)              219 207 17 51.4   4- 6*WITCHERS (757)            2  5 0
 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1316 %1371 41 49.0   5- 4 SUPERNATURAL (755)        1  0 0
 6- 7*WITCHERS (757)             3  11  0 21.4   6/ 5*LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   1  2 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 758): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 760): AGONY of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 750): SMALL FOX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 754): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 756): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 747): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 748): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): WATER RAT of LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 745): YEZURA of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): SEAWEED of BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 742): NOT FOR HIRE of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 731): COLLEEN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 689): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 621): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 606): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 588): CHICKEN POODLE SOUP of CANINE CUISINE
                                             (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 582): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley Do-Right, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 546): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 537): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 529): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 646): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 758): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 760): FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 750): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 754): BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 756): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 747): QUEENSRYCHE (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 748): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 745): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 374): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 742): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 739): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 731): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 689): MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 621): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 606): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 588): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 582): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 543): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 529): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 646): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 758): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 759): PHILLIA FOX of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 749): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 756): BLACK INDEKKER of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 747): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 745): YEZURA of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): KID DYNAMITE of STRATEGY, DAMMIT! (Riff-Raff, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 738): HUSTLER of CLASSIC CHARACTERS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               STING of SERPENTS HOLD 200 (Khisanth, mgr.)
                               CAPTURED PORK of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               ACE HARDWARE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 588): WILLI ZANE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, 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.  KO THE AVERAGE caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested JACK TRIPPER and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SERGEANT 
3 put down KARANZA THE WILD, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition in the 
process.  Although SERGEANT 1 made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious GUNSLINGER.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
DAL SHANG seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     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 MMM BEER, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of LAUGH TRACK LORDS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after AN 
YEE.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 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              12   4  0   109       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 7 7273              12   8  1   119       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
-APACHE FOG 7330              10   1  1   118       SUPERNATURAL (755)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 8 7271              15   6  0    90       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 SERGEANT 3 7343               8   4  1    78       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
 SERGEANT 1 7326              12   6  1    75       MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEROD 7354                    5   1  0    56       POSSE (718)
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        13  11  0    54       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LADY LUCK 7370                7   1  0    54       POSSE (718)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERRINGER 7381                5   2  1    44       POSSE (718)
 AN YEE 7296                   6  22  1    43       SAND DANCERS (233)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310        8  16  0    40       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORENN 7345                   2   1  0    33       WITCHERS (757)
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358           4   7  0    32       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387         3   0  0    20       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JACK TRIPPER 7376             4   2  0    18       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
-ESKEL 7363                    1   1  0     8       WITCHERS (757)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRAPAGAIN 7392          0  1 0 POSSE 718            MASTER JAI ARRAL      583  NONE
GORBAN TEN SKORA 7249  18 28 1 SAND DANCERS 233     APACHE FOG 7330       580   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two, yet another example of how unpredictable the arena can be.  Just as well,
if it were truly predictable, there'd be nobody fighting but a small pack of
godlings, and think how boring that would be! -- An Yee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRAPAGAIN was butchered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LADY LUCK subdued AN YEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
JACK TRIPPER was overpowered by KO THE AVERAGE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
GUNSLINGER devastated SERGEANT 1 in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SERGEANT 3 demolished KARANZA THE WILD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HEROD vanquished KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
NORBEN THE LESSER was savagely defeated by DERRINGER in a 2 minute brawl.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH overcame HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  4      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  19 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 583 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 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GUNSLINGER 6960            12   4  0  109 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 3 7343             8   4  1   78 MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (748)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEROD 7354                  5   1  0   56 POSSE (718)
WALL OF STEEL    KARANZA THE WILD 7311      13  11  0   54 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370              7   1  0   54 POSSE (718)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERGEANT 3 7343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DERRINGER 7381.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUNSLINGER 6960, 
SERGEANT 3 7343, LADY LUCK 7370, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, 
CRAPAGAIN 7392, AN YEE 7296, JACK TRIPPER 7376, HEROD 7354, and SERGEANT 1 7326.

The least popular fighter this week was NORBEN THE LESSER 7310.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KARANZA THE WILD 7311, SERGEANT 1 7326, HEROD 7354, JACK 
TRIPPER 7376, AN YEE 7296, CRAPAGAIN 7392, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, KO THE AVERAGE 
7358, LADY LUCK 7370, and SERGEANT 3 7343.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                           STINGER (30-4098) RANDOM  (391) 
                    BUCK ROGERS (82-53730) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                      FRIED DUCKPINS (82-52331) 120507F  (8812) 
                      JESSICA (82-53734) LUROCIANS T108  (9073) 
                   7TH SAMURAI (82-54800) SUPE FORCES 1801  (9246) 
                     STEAMING EARL (82-24992) SAUNA TIME  (3991) 
                    ARNOLD LAYNE (82-52842) ROOKIE PINK 1  (8905) 
                       HORMONE HOAGIE (82-55291) 01808X  (9340) 
               MINGE THE MARVELOUS (82-44835) HOLE IN THE WALL  (7539) 
                   CHILI CHEESE (82-19622) NOTHING BUT DIP  (3042) 
                 POST OFFICE BUILDING (84-4780) S. FORCES 7804  (916) 
                   HANNIBAL LECTER (84-8637) STATE OF MIND  (1582) 
                        BUTT GOBLIN (84-14415) 060310M  (2531) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes