DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2014    Duedate: 09/24/2014

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNTAMED BERZERKER
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3512) [11-6-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNTAMED BERZERKER              THE HAPPY F
CRITICALS (13)                 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
(75-3512) [11-6-0,120]         (75-3576) [8-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

UNTAMED BERZERKER              THE HAPPY F
CRITICALS (13)                 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
(75-3512) [11-6-0,120]         (75-3576) [8-0-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRITICALS (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRITICALS (13)              29
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           29      CRITICALS (13)
3. BAD HANDWRITING! (318)       2      Unchartered Team
4. MY CARTOONS (285)          -12
                                       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)     8   0  0  100   1/ 2 CRITICALS (13)            6  6 1
 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           121  83  6 59.3   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1068 %1514 31 41.4   3/ 3*BAD HANDWRITING! (318)    3  0 0
 4/ 5 MY CARTOONS (285)          7  19  0 26.9   4/ 4 MY CARTOONS (285)         2  7 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 756): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 747): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 752): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 754): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): HAMMER REVIEW of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 737): BRUNHYLDA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 729): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): 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 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 604): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 586): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): APACHE FOG of SUPERNATURAL (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 545): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 756): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 747): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 752): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 754): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Flody, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 740): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 737): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 729): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 604): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 586): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 536): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           STRYCHNINE of PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
               (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                   (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 740): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, 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  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in JADE MOUNTAIN!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, SAND DANCERS had 
to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by CRITICALS!  Way to go 
CRITICALS!  MVP award for CHI HO?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after beating SHIRT 
TAILS and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  TRANSFORMERS' match with 
MURDEROUS THRUST cost him a loss of 6 points!  This Duelmaster is like something 
else!  UNTAMED BERZERKER stopped STONE HAMMER dead in his tracks!  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  RUNEBLADES was the most avoided team.  Is a 104-97-5 record really 
that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are BAD HANDWRITING!?  RUNEBLADES, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512       11   6  0   120       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE HAMMER 3541            13  19  2    75       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDEROUS THRUST 3562         4   0  1    61       CRITICALS (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HAPPY F 3576              8   0  0    56       BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
 TRANSFORMERS 3555             4   2  0    38       MY CARTOONS (285)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEADOWLARK 3587               3   4  0    33       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HAN KANG 3569                 3  11  0    29       SAND DANCERS (67)
 STONEFALL 3592                4   2  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JABBER JAW 3238               1   4  0    17       MY CARTOONS (285)
 CHI HO 3612                   1   0  0    16       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SHIRT TAILS 3554              1   2  0     5       MY CARTOONS (285)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 3609                0  1 0 CRITICALS 13         JADE WARRIOR          537  NONE
DA2 3610                0  1 0 CRITICALS 13         HAGAR NORTHMAN        537  NONE
HO KO MO 3593           3  1 1 SAND DANCERS 67      MURDEROUS THRUST 3562 536   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four and a death?  And let me tell you, that death is deeply disturbing.  Not Ho
Ko Mo's death per se, who cares about him?  He's from way down in the Ozarks and he
has ticks.  I suppose the ticks will be leaving now.  No, what bothers me is that we
know the HOW of Ho's death, by a Murderous Thrust, but not WHY he was assassinated.
What has he been up to that we never guessed?  For I assure you, we never imagined he
had anything in his life that would lead to an assassination.  Who did he wrong, or
what secrets did he carry?  Who was groaning under his shadow?  He seemed so ordinary
and inoffensive! -- Stone Hammer

Untamed Berzerker -- You know, if you tamed that, you'd be better company.  I seem to
have heard of some preparation for it, "A little dab'll do you"?  It might be worth a
try. -- Stone Hammer

The Happy F -- Happy?  Looks more like shade-and-fruit to me.  Gloating, that's what
YOU are. -- Han Kang

Transformers -- What?  Shouldn't you be a golem? -- Stonefall

Murderous Thrust -- I will haunt and curse you until you reveal your principal!  Who
hired you to kill me?  Tell me, and I'll go haunt and curse HIM.  Or her. -- Vengeful
Ghost of Ho Ko Mo

That FOOL of a Shivering Bonze tried to steal the Shirt Tails I hung out to dry last
time.  I will not have this thieving! -- Meadowlark

10 September 14
Announcing the 1st Veterans Ballot for the Shadowspire Hall of Fame.
      Here are the voting rules.

First Ballot:  Anyone that has played a turn in Shadowspire during turns 1-200 is
eligible to vote.
One ballot per player.  Having multiple teams does not mean more than one ballot.
Give Team name and Manager/Real Name when voting.
Vote for a max of 10 warriors on the ballot.
You CANNOT vote for your own warriors during the first vote.
The top 10 warriors receiving votes will go to the Finals Ballot.  (Any ties for
tenth will be also be included in finals.)
NOTE: All warriors that DO NOT receive at least one vote will not be eligible for
future HOF ballots.

The Finals Ballot: 
It will be a YES or NO vote by all players that have graduated a warrior from
Shadowpsire in the first 200 turns.
For a warrior to be inducted into Hall of Fame they must receive at least 60% yes
vote.
Ballots are available at the Shadowspire Hall of Fame at Google Drive (Click the
81HOFBALLOT pdf or excel file, the print or download option is at top of page) or
requesting one by diplo to Clan Longbeard(39) in DM 81 or by the email listed below. 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_GugEukwTCWRnVtLVFVNXBZeGM&usp=sharing

How to place your votes:
1--You can print the pdf ballot and fill out, then diplo to me or ask for my mailing
address by private message to mail directly.
2--You can download the excel sheet and fill out and save, then email ballot as an
attachment.  (The excel Ballot is protected, so you can only write in the proper

areas.)
3--You can just email your Team name/Manager/Real Name and the names of the 10
warriors you are voting for to the email to cjcaviness1962 at gmail dot com.

Anyone that knows players that have played in Shadowspire that are not currently
active, please contact them and ask them to participate in the voting, they have
earned the right and we want their participation.

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was barely slain by JADE WARRIOR in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
UNTAMED BERZERKER demolished STONE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MURDEROUS THRUST devastated TRANSFORMERS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE HAPPY F savagely defeated HAN KANG in a 3 minute bloody match.
MEADOWLARK devastated SIR RIKARN T'LUCAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STONEFALL devastated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHIRT TAILS was handily defeated by CHI HO in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 537 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 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512     11   6  0  120 CRITICALS (13)
LUNGING ATTACK   MURDEROUS THRUST 3562       4   0  1   61 CRITICALS (13)
WALL OF STEEL    THE HAPPY F 3576            8   0  0   56 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
AIMED BLOW       TRANSFORMERS 3555           4   2  0   38 MY CARTOONS (285)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DA1 3609.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE HAPPY F 3576, 
UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512, MURDEROUS THRUST 3562, HAN KANG 3569, MEADOWLARK 3587, 
STONEFALL 3592, CHI HO 3612, DA2 3610, STONE HAMMER 3541, and TRANSFORMERS 3555.

The least popular fighter this week was SHIRT TAILS 3554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRANSFORMERS 3555, STONE HAMMER 3541, DA2 3610, CHI HO 3612, 
STONEFALL 3592, MEADOWLARK 3587, HAN KANG 3569, MURDEROUS THRUST 3562, UNTAMED 
BERZERKER 3512, and THE HAPPY F 3576.