DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2005    Duedate: 10/18/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GO AND GO
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4638) [12-1-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GO AND GO                      CLEAVER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             MEAT MARKET (475)
(15-4638) [12-1-0,102]         (15-4696) [4-2-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     SLAYVER
GREENWARDENS (244)             DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4612) [17-23-0,74]         (15-4684) [7-5-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STARBASE 5 (263)            36
2. DR. SEUSS (474)             29      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. DARK CREATION (471)         19      Unchartered Team
4. WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)    6
5. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           4      DR. SEUSS (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DR. SEUSS (474)            8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        7  2 0
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       324 246 17 56.8   2/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  5 0
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       49  45  1 52.1   3/ 3*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  7  8 3
 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          78  74  4 51.3   4/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 5- 6*BLITZKRIEG (469)           2   2  0 50.0   5/ 5*MEAT MARKET (475)         7  8 0
 6/ 7*MEAT MARKET (475)         14  16  1 46.7   6/ 6*DR. SEUSS (474)           5  2 0
 7/ 5*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  11  14  3 44.0   7/ 7 STARBASE 5 (263)          4  6 0
 8/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       391 505  8 43.6   8- 8*BLITZKRIEG (469)          1  1 0
 9- 9*BLOOD SORCERERS (354)      0   1  0  0.0   9- 9*BLOOD SORCERERS (354)     0  1 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 525): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 519): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 498): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 525): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 519): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 498): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 524): ANARCHY of CASTLE (Citizen Kane, public relations)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GREGOLA of LIFE'S LESSONS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 213): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                (turn 385): KID QUICK of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
               (turn 364): AFFLICTED of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for MALCORN.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, DR. SEUSS!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 6th!  MVP award for 
BLACKWIND?  STARBASE 5's proud of him after beating GREENGROVE and getting 17 points. 
Talk about yer big time losers!  CLEAVER got smashed by INDEMOS, and lost 14 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  GO AND GO stopped NYARLATHOTEP dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said MALCORN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
Drake's Barbecue?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  MEAT MARKET was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 14-16-1 record really that scary?  I don't know what DR. SEUSS' been 
doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from MEAT MARKET, that's 
fer sher.  Can GREENWARDENS' GREENGROVE be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  VAREKAI must not be a good enough fighter to 
get in fair fights.  She challenged J.D..  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's 
what they tell me.) I thought VAREKAI showed great skill and promise when she bested 
J.D..  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All MALCORN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (INDEMOS vs. 
CLEAVER, that is.) Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GO AND GO 4638               12   1  0   102       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             22  16  0    92       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKWIND 2518               12   5  2    88       STARBASE 5 (263)
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            10   3  0    75       DARK CREATION (471)
 GREENGROVE 4612              17  23  0    74       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAYVER 4684                  7   5  0    66       DARK CREATION (471)
 XANE REAVER 4666             12   7  0    59       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDEMOS 4668                  7   8  0    54       STARBASE 5 (263)
 FOREVER 2540                 13  13  0    52       STARBASE 5 (263)
-WHIRLAWAY 4680                3   1  0    36       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AFFIRMED 4650                 4   0  0    32       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 CLEAVER 4696                  4   2  1    30       MEAT MARKET (475)
 PUPPET 4701                   3   2  1    29       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692             5   1  0    28       MEAT MARKET (475)
 MIKLO 4702                    3   2  1    27       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOXXER 4686                   3   5  0    24       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691         3   0  0    21       DR. SEUSS (474)
 THE GRINCH 4688               2   1  0    21       DR. SEUSS (474)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              2   0  0    21       GREENWARDENS (244)
 VAREKAI 4714                  3   0  0    19       DARK CREATION (471)
 PEBBLE 4715                   2   1  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
-RADISSON 4653                 1   1  0    18       BLITZKRIEG (469)
 BUTCHER 4695                  2   4  0    15       MEAT MARKET (475)
 YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690        1   0  0    15       DR. SEUSS (474)
 T-BONE 4748                   1   0  0    14       MEAT MARKET (475)
 BARTHOLOMEW 4687              2   1  0    13       DR. SEUSS (474)
 OBMF 4700                     3   2  0    11       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-JOLLY ROGER 4652              1   1  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (469)
 LITTLE PUPPET 4699            1   4  1     8       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 SKEWER 4693                   1   5  0     8       MEAT MARKET (475)
 J.D. 4698                     1   4  0     7       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 JESSALIN 4713                 1   2  0     5       GREENWARDENS (244)
-AMBER ROSE 3588               0   1  0     5       BLOOD SORCERERS (354)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               0   3  0     3       STARBASE 5 (263)
 INCUBUS 4747                  0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MEDIUM RARE 4694       1  4 0 MEAT MARKET 475       MIKLO 4702            519         
STRADA 4703            1  1 0 STARBASE 5 263        CLEAVER 4696          516 JUST REV
LOOKOUT 4710           2  1 0 TRIPLE CROWN 382      PUPPET 4701           519         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Xane Reaver -- (hiss of exasperation)  Why not go find a xane and reave it? --
Greengrove

Skewer -- Hmm.  Chunks of beef, with tomato quarters, chunks of onion and pepper,
maybe a good sauce drizzled over them...definite possibilities there. -- Jessalin

Little Puppet -- Ah, annoyed someone at the Commission, did you? -- Tree Shadow
P.S.  For them to call you Shewish at five-foot-five.

Amber Rose -- Pretty name. -- Pebble
P.S.  Is it true that blondes have more fun?  Wanna demonstrate?  I'm willing!

Blackwind -- (raised eyebrow)  So you could kill me as you did two of my teammates?
This is supposed to frighten me?  Everybody dies in the end. -- Greengrove
P.S.  Even Lord Protectors, but the Grey Witch keeps it a secret.

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUTCHER was bested by MIKLO in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BLACKWIND devastated GREENGROVE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
INDEMOS demolished CLEAVER in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
MEAT GRINDER outwaited THE GRINCH in a 12 minute Challenge fight.
SKEWER was overpowered by PEBBLE in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.
VAREKAI outwaited J.D. in a unpopular 8 minute novice's Challenge duel.
GREEN EGGS & HAM savagely defeated OBMF in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
GO AND GO outwaited NYARLATHOTEP in a 9 minute Title duel.
CHARISMATIC won victory over SLAYVER in a action packed 6 minute one-sided duel.
FOREVER won victory over PUPPET in a exciting 5 minute one-sided fight.
XANE REAVER handily defeated BOXXER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BARTHOLOMEW demolished INCUBUS in a 4 minute mismatched match.
LITTLE PUPPET was handily defeated by YERTLE THE TURTLE in a 1 minute contest.
COUNT KOMA was demolished by TREE SHADOW in a 3 minute one-sided brawl.
JESSALIN was overcome by T-BONE in a action packed 1 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  19 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  1      36  |

Turn 520 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GO AND GO 4638             12   1  0  102 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACKWIND 2518             12   5  2   88 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       NYARLATHOTEP 4683          10   3  0   75 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    SLAYVER 4684                7   5  0   66 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 SLAYVER 4684.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUPPET 4701, THE GRINCH 
4688, NYARLATHOTEP 4683, INCUBUS 4747, GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691, BLACKWIND 2518, INDEMOS 
4668, PEBBLE 4715, XANE REAVER 4666, and YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690.

The least popular fighter this week was MEAT GRINDER 4692.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were J.D. 4698, GO AND GO 4638, SKEWER 4693, COUNT KOMA 4711, LITTLE 
PUPPET 4699, BARTHOLOMEW 4687, BOXXER 4686, OBMF 4700, CLEAVER 4696, and GREENGROVE 
4612.