DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2005    Duedate: 08/09/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-515

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WOODEN ARROW
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4619) [16-12-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOODEN ARROW                   OBMF
GREENWARDENS (244)             WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
(15-4619) [16-12-0,113]        (15-4700) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     NYARLATHOTEP
GREENWARDENS (244)             DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4612) [15-20-0,65]         (15-4683) [8-0-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)   20
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            18      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. MEAT MARKET (475)           15      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)          15
5. DARK CREATION (471)         10      MEAT MARKET (475)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MEAT MARKET (475)          3   2  0 60.0   1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       309 243 17 56.0   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       38  31  1 55.1   3/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        5  1 0
 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          71  61  4 53.8   4/ 0*MEAT MARKET (475)         3  2 0
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       381 499  8 43.3   5/ 0*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  2  3 0
 6/ 0*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)   2   3  0 40.0   6/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)        2  4 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 520): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): HI-JINX of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): BLACK TIGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SILVER TRAIN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): BULL MARKET of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER from SOLVEN (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): DEATH REALM (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 513): MORTIKHAN of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 516): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 513): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                          YIP AGAIN of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 253): OIL CAN HARRY of THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 492): SOYOYAY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 231): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
                (turn 380): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MALCORN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  I can just hear all the boasts coming in 
MEAT MARKET's next personal ads.  Their first turn they went 3-2-0.  Middle of the 
road, WEST COAST WARRIORS, middle of the road; you'll get no good words from me, 
until you get better, or worse.  Break a leg.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see OBMF win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GO AND GO 
beat XANE REAVER and XANE REAVER lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as WOODEN ARROW takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MALCORN's trash dumps? 
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  TRIPLE CROWN, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like DARK CREATION avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  FOREVER was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice NYARLATHOTEP 
challenging down 19 points to fight FOREVER, DARK CREATION doubtless has some rotten 
excuse for such an insult to honor.  And sorry to say, NYARLATHOTEP overcame FOREVER, 
leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm 
looking for.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MALCORN's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the MALCORN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of MALCORN.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODEN ARROW 4619            16  12  0   113       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKWIND 2518               10   3  2    94       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             19  14  0    90       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683             8   0  0    66       DARK CREATION (471)
 GREENGROVE 4612              15  20  0    65       GREENWARDENS (244)
 GO AND GO 4638                7   1  0    61       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAYVER 4684                  5   2  0    56       DARK CREATION (471)
 XANE REAVER 4666              8   6  0    51       DARK CREATION (471)
 FOREVER 2540                 11  11  0    45       STARBASE 5 (263)
 INDEMOS 4668                  6   5  0    40       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTRID CORPSE 4665            7   7  0    32       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674           4   7  0    23       DARK CREATION (471)
-AFFIRMED 4650                 2   0  0    16       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 OBMF 4700                     1   0  0    13       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 BOXXER 4686                   1   3  0    12       STARBASE 5 (263)
-WHIRLAWAY 4680                0   1  0     7       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 SKEWER 4693                   1   0  0     5       MEAT MARKET (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEAVER 4696                  1   0  0     5       MEAT MARKET (475)
 STRADA 4703                   1   0  0     5       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PUPPET 4701                   1   0  0     4       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692             1   0  0     3       MEAT MARKET (475)
 MEDIUM RARE 4694              0   1  0     1       MEAT MARKET (475)
 MIKLO 4702                    0   1  0     1       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 BUTCHER 4695                  0   1  0     1       MEAT MARKET (475)
 LITTLE PUPPET 4699            0   1  0     1       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 J.D. 4698                     0   1  0     1       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAYFLOWER 4649         9  7 0 GREENWARDENS 244      BLACKWIND 2518        511 NOT REVE
OAKLEAF 4651          10  6 0 GREENWARDENS 244      BLACKWIND 2518        512         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wooden Arrow -- Where did you pull that out of?!!  Nicely done.  I suppose you just
wanted to give me something to remember you by, heh.  Unfortunately, I will be
retiring, Zeus seems to think it will be for the better.  Maybe I can talk him out of
it someday.  Been fun, bye. -- Mortikhan

Greengrove -- Heavy handed!??  Have you seen our point gain...or lack thereof?  Or
let me read it to you this way, 0-5! -- Mortikhan
P.S.  Thanks.

Charismatic -- Well, I think I have the skill to beat you.  I got through your parry,
knocked you down at least three times, and even broke your shield.  I seem to be
getting closer to winning each time.   I do, however, lack one thing.  I'm sure you
know what that is.  Zeus says I should congratulate you for a good fight, but man, I
was ripped off, you just need to learn to stay down!  Stupid total parry. --
Blackwind

All -- 0-5!  What is going on in Malcorn?  I try to be a reasonable manager, to look
for the best in my guys without 'over' challenging others, or taking all the fame and
glory, I don't go out and teach my guys to kill...well Blackwind seems to be the
exception, he was only supposed to go at half the kill rate, sorry Greenwardens.
Well, I think my old ways aren't paying off anymore.  Things change.  I'll make some
adjustments and go from there.  If all else fails I suppose I can threaten them with
the Dark Arena.  Negative 61!  Unacceptable! -- Zeus

Charismatic -- Blackwind says you are a "good warrior,  *grumble, grumble*". -- Zeus

Nya -- Keep it up.  Sooner or later you're going to have to face Blackwind.  Would ya
look at that...you're in range. -- Forever

Mortikhan -- Well, I'm glad it was you I fought and not your bloody-handed teammate,
but I'm also glad that I gave you a loss.  We need to defeat SOMEBODY on your team,
and if you're the one who succumbs, well...at least as an immortal, you can't die.
Or at least, not permanently. -- Wooden Arrow

Kung-Fu Master?  But...but I'm a BASHER.  Kung-Fu is too subtle for me.  I was
helpless in his hands. -- Greengrove

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,

Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NYARLATHOTEP bested FOREVER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
ARKAIK SLAUTER was demolished by INDEMOS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BOXXER was defeated by PUTRID CORPSE in a 2 minute amateur vs. master Challenge duel.
CHARISMATIC was overpowered by WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BLACKWIND vanquished GREENGROVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SLAYVER overpowered KARNHORN SPY in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
GO AND GO defeated XANE REAVER in a 4 minute melee.
MEAT GRINDER outwaited J.D. in a crowd boring 14 minute beginner's duel.
SKEWER defeated MIKLO in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
MEDIUM RARE was defeated by STRADA in a action packed 4 minute novice's fight.
BUTCHER was beaten by PUPPET in a 6 minute novice's fight.
CLEAVER luckily beat LITTLE PUPPET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's competition.
OBMF demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 515 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WOODEN ARROW 4619          16  12  0  113 GREENWARDENS (244)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACKWIND 2518             10   3  2   94 STARBASE 5 (263)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           19  14  0   90 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
WALL OF STEEL    SLAYVER 4684                5   2  0   56 DARK CREATION (471)
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 NYARLATHOTEP 4683.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEDIUM RARE 4694, 
XANE REAVER 4666, PUTRID CORPSE 4665, WOODEN ARROW 4619, MIKLO 4702, INDEMOS 4668, 
BLACKWIND 2518, SLAYVER 4684, GO AND GO 4638, and SKEWER 4693.

The least popular fighter this week was J.D. 4698.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MEAT GRINDER 4692, PUPPET 4701, STRADA 4703, GREENGROVE 4612, BOXXER 
4686, FOREVER 2540, OBMF 4700, CHARISMATIC 4607, ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674, and LITTLE 
PUPPET 4699.