DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2014    Duedate: 08/27/2014

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNTAMED BERZERKER
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3512) [9-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNTAMED BERZERKER              THE HAPPY F
CRITICALS (13)                 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
(75-3512) [9-6-0,108]          (75-3576) [6-0-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONE HAMMER                   THE HAPPY F
SAND DANCERS (67)              BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
(75-3541) [13-17-2,84]         (75-3576) [6-0-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MY CARTOONS (285)            8
2. SAND DANCERS (67)            7      CRITICALS (13)
3. BAD HANDWRITING! (318)       2      Unchartered Team
4. RUNEBLADES (194)             0
5. CRITICALS (13)             -43      BAD HANDWRITING! (318)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BAD HANDWRITING! (318)     6   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           117  79  5 59.7   2/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            4  3 1
 3- 3 RUNEBLADES (194)         104  97  5 51.7   3- 2 RUNEBLADES (194)          4  5 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1064 %1508 31 41.4   4/ 4*BAD HANDWRITING! (318)    2  0 0
 5/ 5 MY CARTOONS (285)          5  16  0 23.8   5/ 5 MY CARTOONS (285)         1  5 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 743): 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 744): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): 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 686): KITH of DARK BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC 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 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 617): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 583): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): 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 543): 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 526): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 743): 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 744): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 686): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, 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 579): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): 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  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.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, 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)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MURDEROUS THRUST win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, UNTAMED BERZERKER beat STONE HAMMER and STONE HAMMER lost 7 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY Dark Arena Challenged JADE WARRIOR for JADE 
MOUNTAIN's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  The crowds were amazed this 
turn, as JADE WARRIOR killed the Duelmaster, DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY, leaving CRITICALS in 
mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, UNTAMED BERZERKER from 
CRITICALS to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  RUNEBLADES the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BAD HANDWRITING!.  Ha ha ha ha! 
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for JADE 
MOUNTAIN's morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512        9   6  0   108       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRUS 3547                    12   3  0    92       RUNEBLADES (194)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE HAMMER 3541            13  17  2    84       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HAPPY F 3576              6   0  0    49       BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
-CODE THIRTEEN 3572            4   4  0    35       RUNEBLADES (194)
 TRANSFORMERS 3555             3   1  0    34       MY CARTOONS (285)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDEROUS THRUST 3562         2   0  0    33       CRITICALS (13)
 HO KO MO 3593                 3   0  1    27       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HAN KANG 3569                 3   9  0    27       SAND DANCERS (67)
 STONEFALL 3592                3   1  0    25       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JABBER JAW 3238               1   4  0    17       MY CARTOONS (285)
-BLUEBIRD 3591                 2   1  0    13       RUNEBLADES (194)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEADOWLARK 3587               1   4  0    13       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SHIRT TAILS 3554              0   1  0     1       MY CARTOONS (285)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 3596                 0  2 0 CRITICALS 13         STORMFALL             535  NONE
DESTRUCTIVE ENER 3509  13  6 1 CRITICALS 13         JADE WARRIOR          535  NONE
GRAPE APE 3235          1  6 0 MY CARTOONS 285      CHAO-SO TALLTREE      535  NONE
THE SNORKS 3556         0  1 0 MY CARTOONS 285      STORMFALL             535  NONE
THORN 3570              4  3 1 RUNEBLADES 194       STONE HAMMER 3541     531  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Destructive Energy. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

Missing overview arrived, so the new guy is definitely legal NOW, and he proved it by
killing a standby!  We went four-one-one, with the loss (of course) being to a
managed gladiator and three of the wins over standbys.  It'll do. -- Stone Hammer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY was dealt death by JADE WARRIOR in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRAPE APE was murdered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DA was assassinated by STORMFALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THE SNORKS was butchered by STORMFALL in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
UNTAMED BERZERKER demolished STONE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
THE HAPPY F viciously subdued HAN KANG in a 2 minute bloody fight.
STONEFALL was overpowered by SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TRANSFORMERS was overpowered by MURDEROUS THRUST in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MEADOWLARK vanquished SHIRT TAILS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HO KO MO overpowered LIGHTFINGER LU in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  18 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512      9   6  0  108 CRITICALS (13)
WALL OF STEEL    THE HAPPY F 3576            6   0  0   49 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
AIMED BLOW       TRANSFORMERS 3555           3   1  0   34 MY CARTOONS (285)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STONE HAMMER 3541.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE HAPPY F 3576.  The ten other most popular fighters were HO KO MO 3593, 
UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512, MURDEROUS THRUST 3562, MEADOWLARK 3587, HAN KANG 3569, 
TRANSFORMERS 3555, GRAPE APE 3235, DA 3596, THE SNORKS 3556, and STONE HAMMER 3541.

The least popular fighter this week was SHIRT TAILS 3554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STONEFALL 3592, STONE HAMMER 3541, THE SNORKS 3556, DA 3596, 
GRAPE APE 3235, TRANSFORMERS 3555, HAN KANG 3569, MEADOWLARK 3587, MURDEROUS THRUST 
3562, and UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY (75-3509) CRITICALS (13)

                        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!