DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2014    Duedate: 10/16/2014

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERGEANT 3
MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
(78-3032) [11-2-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERGEANT 3                     LEO KNOX
MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)        DUNCAN'S BEST (342)
(78-3032) [11-2-1,96]          (78-3061) [1-1-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANN NASTY                      MASKED MARAUDER
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-3002) [13-16-1,68]         (78-3076) [5-1-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           37
2. DUNCAN'S BEST (342)         23      MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
3. DEATH PENALTY (247)         12      Unchartered Team
4. MAGIC ARTISTS (292)         12
5. MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)      9      DUNCAN'S BEST (342)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)   90  41  6 68.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       85  46  2 64.9   2/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)   3  0 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1108 %1240 39 47.2   3/ 2 DEATH PENALTY (247)       2 10 0
 4/ 4 DEATH PENALTY (247)       20  41  3 32.8   4/ 5*DUNCAN'S BEST (342)       1  5 0
 5/ 5*DUNCAN'S BEST (342)        1   5  0 16.7   5/ 4 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       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 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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for THE WEEPER, who pummelled AMBITIOUS GUARD, to pocket 
17 points.  BARON BLADE certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing 
to LEO KNOX and losing 2 points in the process!  HOLLOWPOINT found out that LIN 
TIRIAN isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for LIN TIRIAN?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 3032              11   2  1    96       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANN NASTY 3002               13  16  1    68       SAND DANCERS (68)
 HOLLOWPOINT 3042              7   4  2    67       DEATH PENALTY (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEILED POISON 3051            6   1  0    48       DEATH PENALTY (247)
 GENTLE BORIS 3070             6   2  1    45       SAND DANCERS (68)
 THE WEEPER 3049               4   6  0    44       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MASKED MARAUDER 3076          5   1  0    43       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 1 3031               7   3  0    27       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEO KNOX 3061                 1   1  0    17       DUNCAN'S BEST (342)
 BARON BLADE 3099              1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRAP1 3100              0  1 0 DEATH PENALTY 247    SPYMASTER             530  NONE
CRAP2 3101              0  1 0 DEATH PENALTY 247    STONE GOLEM           530  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GALLOWS 3041            6  4 1 DEATH PENALTY 247    ANN NASTY 3002        529   
DUM GIANT 3105          0  1 0 DUNCAN'S BEST 342    DARK CHAMPION         530  NONE
WHATEVER USA 3104       0  1 0 DUNCAN'S BEST 342    STONE GOLEM           530  NONE
A D.A. TRICK 3102       0  1 0 MAGIC ARTISTS 292    SHEWISH GIANT         530  NONE
NEW CARD TRICK 3103     0  1 0 MAGIC ARTISTS 292    SPYMASTER             530  NONE
SOUP NAZI 3058          0  1 0 SEINFELD 341         GENTLE BORIS 3070     526  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Seven dead in the Dark Arena.  Someone is playing dice with the devil and with the
city's survival.  WILL the seventh death be enough to prevent the perishing of the
city?  It isn't that I *like* the city that much, City of Lights, bah.  I and my
teammates are stuck here, die or graduate is the only way we get out of the arena and
thus the only way we get out of the city.  This, mind you, is a MERCY, the judges
told us that, we might have been executed out of hand otherwise.  Doesn't mean we
like being here, especially with winter coming on.  And if some of you haven't been
through a winter in Lin Tirian, I tell you now, it's rugged.  Worse than the winters
in Alastari, except maybe Snowbound.  Well, and Vithicar, but who cares about
Vithicar these days?  Still, if the city perishes, what happens to US? -- Ann Nasty
P.S.  No, I will NOT tell you what I did to get sent here, except to state that THEY
ALL HAD IT COMING.

Two-three for us, which is not what we like to see.  But who are we going to complain
to?  If we go to the arena staff, before we even BEGIN to allege unfairness, they
have us chained up in the closet!  I suppose we should be GLAD the arena doesn't have
a dungeon!  Surest thing, it would be wet because the site is so low and near the
river.  COLD wet.  Life is out to GET us, and it can have my teammates (*I* didn't
pick 'em!), but it can't have ME. -- Ann Nasty
P.S.  Yes, okay, I killed Gallows.  I didn't like his face, okay?  And that whole
"gallows" business is a typical case of Andorian cruelty, if you ask me.  Strangling,
but the killers keep their hands clean.  Better a headsman with an axe any day.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRAP2 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHATEVER USA was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DUM GIANT was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
NEW CARD TRICK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
A D.A. TRICK was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
CRAP1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SERGEANT 3 devastated HOLLOWPOINT in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
ANN NASTY overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GENTLE BORIS won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute duel.
THE WEEPER vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MASKED MARAUDER viciously subdued DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 2 minute gory duel.
BARON BLADE was overpowered by LEO KNOX in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  19 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 530 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SERGEANT 3 3032            11   2  1   96 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
AIMED BLOW       GENTLE BORIS 3070           6   2  1   45 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   MASKED MARAUDER 3076        5   1  0   43 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANN NASTY 3002.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CRAP2 3101.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHATEVER USA 3104, MASKED 
MARAUDER 3076, SERGEANT 3 3032, ANN NASTY 3002, GENTLE BORIS 3070, THE WEEPER 3049, 
LEO KNOX 3061, DUM GIANT 3105, NEW CARD TRICK 3103, and A D.A. TRICK 3102.

The least popular fighter this week was BARON BLADE 3099.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOLLOWPOINT 3042, CRAP1 3100, A D.A. TRICK 3102, NEW CARD TRICK 
3103, DUM GIANT 3105, LEO KNOX 3061, THE WEEPER 3049, GENTLE BORIS 3070, ANN NASTY 
3002, and SERGEANT 3 3032.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

               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