DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2005    Duedate: 05/31/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-510

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIL E. TEE
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4608) [13-4-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIL E. TEE                     XANE REAVER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4608) [13-4-1,128]         (15-4666) [7-2-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     GREENGROVE
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4612) [13-17-0,56]         (15-4612) [13-17-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL REIGN (434)           41
2. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          36      STARBASE 5 (263)
3. DARK CREATION (471)         28      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)          21
5. OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)      1      STEEL REIGN (434)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 5*STEEL REIGN (434)          7   4  1 63.6   1/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       10  2 1
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)          61  46  2 57.0   2/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       300 240 17 55.6   3/ 5*STEEL REIGN (434)         7  4 1
 4/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)   15  12  1 55.6   4/ 3*DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 5/ 4*DARK CREATION (471)       23  21  1 52.3   5/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)        5  9 0
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       375 492  8 43.3   6/ 6 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)   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 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That's right, Stalking Horse, there can only be one stallion and I'm it.
You must go and seek fortune elsewhere, in an advanced pasture of which I've
only heard about.  Best of luck to you, until of course, I get there myself.
Good thing you were immortal!
     My challenges go out to a couple of lungers with more impressive records
than my own.  Should I win against the one I get this round, I promise to double
challenge the other one next turn.

                                        Lil E. Tee

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MALCORN, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in MALCORN, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--TRIPLE CROWN.  
TRIPLE CROWN posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  
Practice pays for INCLINE, who pummelled PERSISTENT BEGGAR, to pocket 16 points.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 11 
points to NYARLATHOTEP.  (Discrete enough, ROTOR?) JAVOR found out that MALCORN isn't 
a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in MALCORN avoid TRIPLE CROWN.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of DARK CREATION, so did that sorry team shy from 
TRIPLE CROWN Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, DASHING is the most challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in MALCORN would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in MALCORN is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
MALCORN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL E. TEE 4608              13   4  1   128       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTIKHAN 2294               17  11  1    95       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVOR 3796                   12   5  1    90       OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
 CHARISMATIC 4607             16  12  0    81       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 BLACKWIND 2518                6   2  0    70       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OAKLEAF 4651                  9   5  0    65       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666              7   2  0    65       DARK CREATION (471)
 WOODEN ARROW 4619            13  10  0    64       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MAYFLOWER 4649                9   6  0    61       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREENGROVE 4612              13  17  0    56       GREENWARDENS (244)
 FOREVER 2540                 10   7  0    51       STARBASE 5 (263)
 GO AND GO 4638                3   0  0    45       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 PUTRID CORPSE 4665            5   4  0    38       DARK CREATION (471)
 INDEMOS 4668                  4   2  0    34       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASHING 3798                  3   7  0    32       OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
 WICKED SLICE 4366             2   1  0    28       STEEL REIGN (434)
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683             3   0  0    24       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTURIA 4369                 3   0  0    23       STEEL REIGN (434)
 AFFIRMED 4650                 2   0  0    16       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 INCLINE 4367                  1   0  1    16       STEEL REIGN (434)
 ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674           2   4  0    14       DARK CREATION (471)
 SOLID GONE 4368               1   2  0    11       STEEL REIGN (434)
-WHIRLAWAY 4680                0   1  0     7       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 ROTOR 4685                    1   1  0     4       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SLAYVER 4684                  0   2  0     2       DARK CREATION (471)
 WRENN 4370                    0   1  0     1       STEEL REIGN (434)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 437  0  1 0   1                   INCLINE 4367          510 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     This ad got misfiled last time around.  I found it a mere five minutes too
     late, but too late nonetheless. -- Ed.

Stalking Horse -- Movin' on to green pastures, eh? Congrats. -- Your fans from Triple Crown

Malcorn -- Hate to fight and run, but this team is being transferred to 54 for the
Slaughter Challenge.  I might be able to squeeze in one more cycle and then we're
outa here. -- Stik and Steel Reign

Javor -- Very impressive.  Seems your lack of height didn't adversely affect you. --
Charismatic

Lil E. Tee -- Serimna, that hurt!  But if you had to kill me, you picked the right
time to do it.  And I suppose it IS cheaper to travel to the Isle in a pine box than
sitting up and wanting meals and so on.  But still...I could've passed up that
experience very happily. -- Stalking Horse
P.S.  They tell me damage to the liver is harder to repair than ordinary bones and
muscles and that I shouldn't drink anything stronger than lite beer for the rest of
the year.  THAT, I resent.

Xane Reaver -- (scowling)  Nasty little fellow, aren't you?  Go away. -- Greengrove
P.S.  Not that you're likely to, after learning four skills from me.  (sigh)  It's a
hard life, and a harder possible death, being a good teacher.

Blackwind -- (hacking and coughing) -- Mayflower
P.S.  But at least I didn't end up with flies up my nose.  I hate that.

Mortikhan -- Ah, gods, not the sand!  It's such a mess to clean up afterward. --
Wooden Arrow

Forever -- I was thinking more along the lines of the short term, myself.  Maybe a
week or two, go fishing, something like that.  Not forever.  That's just too much. --
Oakleaf

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUTRID CORPSE devastated DASHING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NYARLATHOTEP vanquished ROTOR in a 3 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
VENTURIA overpowered ARKAIK SLAUTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SLAYVER was bested by SOLID GONE in a exciting 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LIL E. TEE viciously subdued JAVOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
XANE REAVER was devastated by MORTIKHAN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CHARISMATIC unbelievably bested BLACKWIND in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
OAKLEAF vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
WOODEN ARROW vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOREVER luckily beat GREENGROVE in a popular 5 minute gory melee.
INDEMOS was subdued by GO AND GO in a 3 minute match.
MAYFLOWER devastated KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
AFFIRMED subdued WRENN in a popular 1 minute amateur's match.
WICKED SLICE handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
INCLINE slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   7 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  27 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 510 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LIL E. TEE 4608            13   4  1  128 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   MORTIKHAN 2294             17  11  1   95 STARBASE 5 (263)
WALL OF STEEL    JAVOR 3796                 12   5  1   90 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           16  12  0   81 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
AIMED BLOW       WOODEN ARROW 4619          13  10  0   64 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GREENGROVE 4612.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GREENGROVE 4612.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLID GONE 4368, 
BLACKWIND 2518, LIL E. TEE 4608, AFFIRMED 4650, NYARLATHOTEP 4683, VENTURIA 4369, 
MORTIKHAN 2294, CHARISMATIC 4607, OAKLEAF 4651, and WOODEN ARROW 4619.

The least popular fighter this week was GO AND GO 4638.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAVOR 3796, SLAYVER 4684, ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674, ROTOR 4685, DASHING 
3798, WRENN 4370, XANE REAVER 4666, PUTRID CORPSE 4665, INCLINE 4367, and WICKED 
SLICE 4366.