DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2014    Duedate: 08/20/2014

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAX MAIL-IN
I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
(74-4399) [16-2-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAX MAIL-IN                    VEAL SORENTO
I HATE TOURNEYS (532)          THE VENETIAN IV (530)
(74-4399) [16-2-0,93]          (74-4385) [7-2-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERNEST R. KOUMA                REGINALD FUNKENSTEIN
MEDAL OF HONOR (519)           THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
(74-4416) [13-11-0,56]         (74-4461) [4-2-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I HATE TOURNEYS (532)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMER'S PETS (520)          34
2. HEROES AND VILLIANS (537)   26      I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
3. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)      25      Unchartered Team
4. THE VENETIAN IV (530)       12
5. SAND DANCERS (251)          11      THE VENETIAN IV (530)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I HATE TOURNEYS (532)     46   9  0 83.6   1/ 1 I HATE TOURNEYS (532)     6  3 0
 2/ 2*THE VENETIAN IV (530)      7   2  0 77.8   2/ 0*HEROES AND VILLIAN (537)  4  1 0
 3/ 0*HEROES AND VILLIAN (537)  10   4  0 71.4   3/ 5 HOMER'S PETS (520)        4  5 0
 4/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)      84  58  2 59.2   4/ 2*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    4  6 0
 5/ 4 HOMER'S PETS (520)        31  31  2 50.0   5/ 6*THE VENETIAN IV (530)     2  0 0
 6/ 5*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    13  13  0 50.0   6/ 4*THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)    2 11 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1241 %1341 43 48.1   7/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)        2 13 0
 8/ 7*THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)     4  12  0 25.0   8/ 7 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)      1  3 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 DAYLA KIV games.  There were bitter words at SAND 
DANCERS' guildhouse after a 1-4-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 
7th.  Dark Arena anyone?  DUELMASTERS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested KOGAN DJIAN and was awarded 14 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VEAL SORENTO put down 
BLOODGAMES, causing it to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has TAX MAIL-IN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  MEDAL OF HONOR is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of I HATE TOURNEYS 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 GREELO DUFFUS.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 DAYLA KIV.  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                  
 TAX MAIL-IN 4399             16   2  0    93       I HATE TOURNEYS (532)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEAL SORENTO 4385             7   2  0    83       THE VENETIAN IV (530)
 FTF 4396                     10   1  0    76       I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
 KORBIN TEN BARAN 4402        10  23  2    74       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MAILER 4398                   6   0  0    70       I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
 GREELO DUFFUS 4368           10  37  0    69       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODGAMES 4397               8   3  0    58       I HATE TOURNEYS (532)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERNEST R. KOUMA 4416         13  11  0    56       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERRY SEYMOUR 4284            7  10  0    55       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
 REGINALD FUNKENSTEIN 4461     4   2  0    52       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
-JACK PENDELTON 4291          11   6  0    50       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
 SNOWBALL II 4356              4   2  0    50       HOMER'S PETS (520)
 DUELMASTERS 3785              5   2  0    48       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 KOGAN DJIAN 4420              9  15  1    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SNOWBALL V 4357               4   2  0    40       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-CIVILIZATION 3942             4   1  0    37       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427         6  16  0    34       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437         5  13  0    28       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SILENT ONE 4454               3   0  0    27       HEROES AND VILLIANS (537)
 CRIMSON COMET 4453            2   0  0    25       HEROES AND VILLIANS (537)
 MAD JAX 4450                  3   1  0    24       HEROES AND VILLIANS (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIDGE 3783                   2   2  0    22       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 OCTOBER MOON 4452             2   0  0    16       HEROES AND VILLIANS (537)
 DUPLICATE BRIDGE 4475         1   1  0    11       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-$7.00 4417                    2   2  0     8       I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
 SERGEANT 1 4470               0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HIDE AND SEEK 4474      0  1 0 GAMES CRIP PLAYS 486 STENRO BLACKBROW      540  NONE
CRAZY CLAM 4476         0  1 0 HEROES AND VILLI 537 DARINHASS THE FI      540  NONE
BLAH 4486               0  1 0 HOMER'S PETS 520     LORD OF THE SAND      540  NONE
BLAH 2 4488             0  1 0 HOMER'S PETS 520     TALL SHARO-SKA        540  NONE
DA1 4489                0  1 0 THE FUNKENSTEINS 538 GARFIELD'S PET        540  NONE
SYLVIO 4492             0  1 0 THE FUNKENSTEINS 538 STENRO BLACKBROW      540  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

So, Jorja, you do not believe the claim that "I Hate Tourneys"?  Allow me to offer
that my wife was the one who named the team. -- An Anonymous Tournament Participant

Huh, seven dead this time, and I note that the city did NOT perish last time when we
had the stipulated six.  Does this mean we need a new paradigm for prediction? --
Kulvar ten Kogan

Reginald Funkenstein -- Don't get any ideas, bub, I am NOT a melon. -- Kogan Djian

Being most challenged is a dubious "honor." -- Ruvan ten Zhalen

An oh-fer turn, what a thril. -- Korbin ten Baran

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SYLVIO was butchered by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by GARFIELD'S PET in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
HIDE AND SEEK was murdered by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BLAH 2 was savagely slain by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BLAH was butchered by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
CRAZY CLAM was murdered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
SNOWBALL II vanquished RUVAN TEN ZHALEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
REGINALD FUNKENSTEIN was luckily beaten by GREELO DUFFUS in a 4 minute brawl.
SNOWBALL V vanquished KULVAR TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TAX MAIL-IN defeated KORBIN TEN BARAN in a 2 minute Title duel.
VEAL SORENTO vanquished BLOODGAMES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FTF was luckily beaten by PELIS THE OLD in a 2 minute gory melee.
MAILER defeated ERNEST R. KOUMA in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
DUELMASTERS handily defeated KOGAN DJIAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAD JAX subdued DUPLICATE BRIDGE in a 5 minute brawl.
CRIMSON COMET savagely defeated DASHO THE CLAWS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
SILENT ONE vanquished SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
OCTOBER MOON won victory over RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute novice's fray.
BRIDGE devastated SERGEANT 1 in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 540 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TAX MAIL-IN 4399           16   2  0   93 I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
AIMED BLOW       VEAL SORENTO 4385           7   2  0   83 THE VENETIAN IV (530)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAILER 4398                 6   0  0   70 I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODGAMES 4397             8   3  0   58 I HATE TOURNEYS (532)
PARRY-LUNGE      ERNEST R. KOUMA 4416       13  11  0   56 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERNEST R. KOUMA 4416.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REGINALD FUNKENSTEIN 4461.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRIMSON 
COMET 4453, MAILER 4398, FTF 4396, KORBIN TEN BARAN 4402, DUPLICATE BRIDGE 4475, 
SNOWBALL II 4356, GREELO DUFFUS 4368, SNOWBALL V 4357, DA1 4489, and BLAH 2 4488.

The least popular fighter this week was MAD JAX 4450.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERGEANT 1 4470, KOGAN DJIAN 4420, BLOODGAMES 4397, RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 
4427, HIDE AND SEEK 4474, SYLVIO 4492, ERNEST R. KOUMA 4416, TAX MAIL-IN 4399, KULVAR 
TEN KOGAN 4437, and CRAZY CLAM 4476.

                 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 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!