DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/08/2014    Duedate: 10/21/2014

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-755

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GROOVY SIR GRIMM
THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
(15-5251) [12-3-2,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GROOVY SIR GRIMM               POSITION IS EMPTY
THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)        
(15-5251) [12-3-2,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWFOOT                       BLUE RAM
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-5224) [16-27-0,75]         (15-5327) [8-5-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOODSWORN (482)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSWORN (482)            15
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          15      THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
3. FAMINE (345)                13      Unchartered Team
4. THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)     11
5. MARKS PARTY (489)            0      CHEESY DEVICE (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   66  21  7 75.9   1/ 1 BLOODSWORN (482)         10  3 2
 2/ 3 FAMINE (345)              29  19  2 60.4   2/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   3  3 0
 3/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)         115 106 12 52.0   3/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)        3 12 0
 4/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       959 %1105 24 46.5   4/ 6 FAMINE (345)              2  0 0
 5- 6 MARKS PARTY (489)         19  26  2 42.2   5- 4 MARKS PARTY (489)         2  0 0
 6- 8*GONE OFF THAT (538)        3  10  0 23.1   6- 3*GONE OFF THAT (538)       2  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

                                       Famine
                           By Grimwood aka Mark G. Manley

     A young man pulled a tired-looking blue cloak around himself for warmth as the
wind blew his hair wild.  He shuffled along the dirt road in worn shoes towards a
building in the city of Malcorn.  Hanging above the entrance was a tavern sign that
read The Grub and Rub Bistro.
     The man entered and the yeasty smell of ale and other hard liquors permeated the
air.  To the left of the room, a curved bar with recessed shelves held small kegs and
bottles.  To the right a burning hearth with a boar mounting hung overhead.  Circular
metal chandeliers suspended by chains lit the room.  A stairway led to the second
floor.  The tavern was a burst of talk and laugher with the tinkling of plates and
glasses.
     The bar was decorated with shields and banners of different gladiatorial
stables.  Many of the men and women were in well-oiled leather armor.  Their golden-
brown arms and legs boasted perfectly curved muscles.
     The tavern's bouncer approached him, a round helm covered his entire head,
including a nose guard with thick rivets around the opening, so only his scowling
mouth was visible; his helm hid his eyes in shadow.  "You're not from around here.
What do you want, peasant?"
     "I'm hungry."
     "Do you have any coin?"
     "I can work."
     Folding his arms, the bouncer said, "The only work plentiful around here is
harvesting the bluewood trees in the Shewish Forest."
     "I can cut wood."
     "Yeah, until the Shrews find you," he replied.
     Two Shewish Giants rose from a nearby table and approached.  "We's don't take
kindly to scabs in our woods."
     The young man looked away and noted a bucket of fresh sawdust, ideal for
absorbing blood spills, so brawls were common here.  It was time to leave.
     "Gentlemen, is this how you treat new customers in your fine establishment?"
The new arrival sported a full head of pitch-black hair and a neatly trimmed goatee.
His wore sturdy, black, and battle-scarred ring mail armor, with a pristine snow-
white lord protector cloak.
     No, of course not, Lord Protector Corg," said the bouncer and stepped away.
     The Shrewish Giants snorted and left.
     "What's your name son?" asked Corg.
     "It's--"
     "Corg!" called out a Rocani in his late thirties and motioned for him to come
over.  He had plaited his long, coarse black hair into three thick, staggered braids
with round silver holders clasped at the base and end.  He had braided his goatee
into several thick strands with a bronze clip fastening the ends together.  He wore
an off-white pullover shirt with a design of two stags facing each other and a clasp
with a large ruby held his shirt closed at the top.  His matching pants and thick
boots displayed the same design.  He was looking through some sheets of parchment.
     "Care to join my manger Grimwood and me?" Corg asked as he retreated to his
companion's table.
     The young man approached and sat.  The two stared at him.
     "What stray did you find this time, Corg?" Grimwood asked as he put his
gladiatorial newsletter down.
     "I don't know, he looks like a strapping lad down on his luck. Are you hungry?"
     "Yes.  I don't have any coin, but I can work."
     "As the brute at the door said, there's not much available work around here.
Except in the forest, but those are Shewish jobs," Corg said.
     Grimwood said, "I can pay for your meals.  Tell me, would you be interested in
fighting in the gladiatorial arena?"
     Corg said, "Oh, no.  You're not thinking of reopening your stable here are you?
We need to get back to Rocanis."
     "Yes, I am.  Why not?"
     Corg folded his arms.  "Malcorn is just a few steps above a one horse town."
     "If I remember correctly, you said the same thing about Rocanis," Grimwood said.
     "No, I said Rocanis had two things, a lot of horses, and a lot of horse sh--"
     The young man interrupted, "I can fight."
     "There you go," Grimwood said clasping his hands behind his head and gave Corg a
smug look.
     "Fine, whatever," Corg waived off the statement.  "What's your name again?"
     "It's--"
     Grimwood interrupted, "His name is Hungry Peasant."
     "Hungry Peasant?" Corg echoed.
     "Yes, and with your training the name will throw off the other gladiators
thinking he's easy pickings," Grimwood commented.  "What do you think?"
      The young man eyed the two, then his stomach growled loudly.  "As long as I'm
fed, Hungry Peasant sounds good to me."

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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 751): KNICK KNACK of ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 754): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 748): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): 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 746): MILEY VIRUS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, 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 690): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): SLAMBO of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, 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 583): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley Do-Right, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 547): 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 530): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 647): 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 751): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 754): BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 748): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): JOURNEY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 376): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 746): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 690): MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): 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 583): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 544): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 530): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 647): 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  16 WILLAF (turn 757): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
               (turn 756): BLACK INDEKKER of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 747): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): HOUSE BEAUTIFUL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, 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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): SLAMBO of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, 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 333): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (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

     Good day, in MALCORN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, BLUE RAM fought 
GEMETRIA and gained 17 points and contributed to GREENWARDENS' 2-3-0.  GEMETRIA has 
lost to BLUE RAM, falling 12 points, while helping make BLOODSWORN a 3-2-1 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and GROOVY SIR GRIMM remains 
MALCORN's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that Drake's Barbecue uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BLOODSWORN has cause to stand 
tall, as they were MALCORN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided BLOODSWORN stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was FAMINE.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
GREENWARDENS' warrior SNOWFOOT.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Kudos go out to BLUE RAM this turn, for revenging GREENWARDENS' bloodfeud 
against BLOODSWORN's warrior GEMETRIA.  Well done.  Is it really true that MALCORN 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, MALCORN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in MALCORN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROOVY SIR GRIMM 5251        12   3  2   110       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR BUBBA THE BOLD 5249      16   3  2   152       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
-THE DARK KNIGHT 5250         14   1  0   116       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
 HUNGRY PEASANT 3605           9   2  1    91       FAMINE (345)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFOOT 5224                16  27  0    75       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SKINWALKER 5353               8   1  0    73       BLOODSWORN (482)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTERGREEN 5272             11  14  1    53       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BLUE RAM 5327                 8   5  0    50       GREENWARDENS (244)
-MGR THE MAGICIAN 5268         4   2  0    39       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
 GEMETRIA 5364                 5   1  1    36       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KREYSUS 5329                  8   4  1    29       BLOODSWORN (482)
-SPOILED MILK 3529             4   5  0    29       FAMINE (345)
-POLLUTED WATER 3528           5   4  1    26       FAMINE (345)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUSE 5221                    1   0  0    21       MARKS PARTY (489)
-ALKALINE 5241                 1   0  0    15       MARKS PARTY (489)
 TOADSTOOL 5425                1   1  0    13       GREENWARDENS (244)
 CRIMSON TEARS 5422            2   0  0    12       BLOODSWORN (482)
-GOOD STUFF 5419               1   0  0    10       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-YAC 5418                      1   0  0     8       GONE OFF THAT (538)
 BLACK FOX 5410                1   4  0     7       GREENWARDENS (244)
-RIPPLE 5399                   1   3  0     6       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-SYRUP 5420                    0   1  0     1       GONE OFF THAT (538)
-DELUXE 5240                   0   1  0     1       MARKS PARTY (489)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      KREYSUS 5329          755  NONE
JUNK 5427               0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       SHEWISH GIANT         755  NONE
WHITE RABBIT 5322       6  7 0 GREENWARDENS 244     GEMETRIA 5364         753  JUST REVENGED
SIR DEAD 5426           0  1 0 THE GRAIL KNIGHT 522 SPYMASTER             755  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wintergreen -- I'm so sorry about that last fight, but my manager Grimwood said I'd
have all the bacon I could eat if the fight lasted one minute.  I think he had a lot
of gold on the fight. -- Hungry Peasant
P.S.  I love bacon!

     Indeed, who does not?

Hmm, oh-one, oh-two, oh-three... oh, heck.  An oh-fer.  I knew having toadstools for
dinner last night was a mistake.  You can't TRUST the fungi.  South for the winter,
that's the key. -- Snowfoot

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUNK was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR DEAD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
HUNGRY PEASANT demolished SNOWFOOT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SKINWALKER devastated WINTERGREEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GROOVY SIR GRIMM overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
GEMETRIA was bested by BLUE RAM in a popular 1 minute duel.
KREYSUS viciously butchered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute bloody match.
BLACK FOX was overcome by CRIMSON TEARS in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
TOADSTOOL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   5 -  2      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 755 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GROOVY SIR GRIMM 5251      12   3  2  110 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
BASHING ATTACK   HUNGRY PEASANT 3605         9   2  1   91 FAMINE (345)
PARRY-LUNGE      GEMETRIA 5364               5   1  1   36 BLOODSWORN (482)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWFOOT 5224.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLUE RAM 5327.  The ten other most popular fighters were GROOVY SIR GRIMM 5251, 
CRIMSON TEARS 5422, HUNGRY PEASANT 3605, SKINWALKER 5353, BLACK FOX 5410, JUNK 5427, 
SIR DEAD 5426, SNOWFOOT 5224, KREYSUS 5329, and TOADSTOOL 5425.

The least popular fighter this week was GEMETRIA 5364.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WINTERGREEN 5272, TOADSTOOL 5425, KREYSUS 5329, SNOWFOOT 5224, SIR DEAD 
5426, JUNK 5427, BLACK FOX 5410, SKINWALKER 5353, HUNGRY PEASANT 3605, and CRIMSON 
TEARS 5422.