DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2013    Duedate: 05/30/2013

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

URIK DARKHEART
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2896) [16-31-1,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

URIK DARKHEART                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (68)              
(78-2896) [16-31-1,80]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

URIK DARKHEART                 RIB IAYE
SAND DANCERS (68)              SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
(78-2896) [16-31-1,80]         (78-2971) [4-4-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (324)        35
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           29      SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
3. EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (332)    0      Unchartered Team
4. MISCREANTZ (240)             0
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MISCREANTZ (240)           4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      9  5 0
 2- 2 EL CAMINO:HOT SAUC (332)  26   7  2 78.8   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         5 10 2
 3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)     110  69  6 61.5   3- 3 EL CAMINO:HOT SAUC (332)  3  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1029 %1142 37 47.4   4- 4*MISCREANTZ (240)          1  0 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 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 678): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): AXEL of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): MUFFY STOFELES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 678): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): SAMPSON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
                           GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sorry for the unusual silence.  While I didn't participate, the tournament DID
distract me.  I took a trip to spectate in between cycles.  What a great show!
     I was so inspired, that I'm going to try my hand at this tournament thing this
summer.  Starting this turn, I'll be sitting out until the turn before the Face-to-
Face.  If all goes as planned, my 20th arena fight will trigger my graduation, and
I'll get to participate as an immortal Adept.  I know, pretty clever.  It'll be nice
to be able to fight and not worry about dying, you know?  Because some of those
tournament guys look positively scary.
     Welcome to the Miscreantz and welcome back to the Hot Sauce guys.  Have no fear,
the rest of my team will continue fighting, so you'll have some company.

Steamed Muscles

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LIN TIRIAN games.  SILVER SLIM caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GREEN GIANT and was awarded 21 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KNUCKLE SANDWICH put 
down THE MONGOOSE, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Due 
to his absence and inability to defend the throne, STEAMED MUSCLES has lost the title 
of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of URIK DARKHEART, for with his 
arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in LIN TIRIAN seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LIN TIRIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen 
men cut down in their prime.  This week SHEWISH BUFFET must mourn the loss of 12-7-0 
GREEN GIANT to SAND DANCERS.  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 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                  
 URIK DARKHEART 2896          16  31  1    80       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEAMED MUSCLES 2935         15   4  2   109       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
-MEZQUINO POLLO 2941           7   1  1    96       EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (332)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONSTER MASH 2952            13   8  0    75       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
-RICE & BEANS 2940             5   0  0    71       EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (332)
-HABANERO 2938                 7   1  1    68       EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (332)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SLIM 2962              9  10  1    66       SAND DANCERS (68)
-CHILI PEPPER 2949             7   0  0    62       EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (332)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSIPHONE 2010               4   1  0    47       MISCREANTZ (240)
 VERA TEAGUE 2967              6   3  1    44       SAND DANCERS (68)
 KNUCKLE SANDWICH 2970         5   3  0    42       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
 RIB IAYE 2971                 4   4  0    36       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK HARDMAN 2963             5  14  0    29       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONGOOSE 2972             4   2  0    14       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GREEN GIANT 2961       12  7 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   SILVER SLIM 2962      494   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Steamed Muscles -- Of course it would be you.  (mutter grumble complain mutter curse
grumble gripe)  Actually, not all that bad, although I would have taken some skills
from you and maybe even said, "Thanks."  No skills, no thanks. -- Urik Darkheart

Rice & Beans -- I thought those were supposed to balance each other in effect.  Must
have gotten the proportions wrong.  Hmm.  I'll need to experiment.  Or YOU will need
to experiment, since I'm not really "keen" on beans.  Rice is... okay. -- Silver Slim

Rib Iaye -- What?  All I did was ask for some barbecue sauce to go with it!  Where'd
the "vicious" come from? -- Rock Hardman

The Ambitious Guard is a VERY BIG snake. -- The Mongoose, not experienced enough for
that one

The Osksi Noble is a HALF-ELF.  Abomination! -- Vera Teague

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

URIK DARKHEART was bested by MONSTER MASH in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
GREEN GIANT was slaughtered by SILVER SLIM in a 1 minute uneven battle.
VERA TEAGUE demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KNUCKLE SANDWICH devastated THE MONGOOSE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
RIB IAYE savagely defeated ROCK HARDMAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 494 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MONSTER MASH 2952          13   8  0   75 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERA TEAGUE 2967            6   3  1   44 SAND DANCERS (68)
AIMED BLOW       KNUCKLE SANDWICH 2970       5   3  0   42 SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is URIK DARKHEART 2896.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RIB IAYE 2971.  The ten other most popular fighters were MONSTER MASH 2952, 
SILVER SLIM 2962, VERA TEAGUE 2967, KNUCKLE SANDWICH 2970, URIK DARKHEART 2896, GREEN 
GIANT 2961, THE MONGOOSE 2972, ROCK HARDMAN 2963,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCK HARDMAN 2963.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE MONGOOSE 2972, GREEN GIANT 2961, URIK DARKHEART 2896, 
KNUCKLE SANDWICH 2970, VERA TEAGUE 2967, SILVER SLIM 2962, MONSTER MASH 2952, RIB 
IAYE 2971,  0, and  0.