DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2005    Duedate: 11/29/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHARISMATIC
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4607) [24-17-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHARISMATIC                    MEAT GRINDER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             MEAT MARKET (475)
(15-4607) [24-17-0,101]        (15-4692) [8-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     GREENGROVE
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4612) [18-25-0,95]         (15-4612) [18-25-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEAT MARKET (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          53
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            30      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)          26      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (479)       15
5. MEAT MARKET (475)           12      PHILANTHROPISTS (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)      1   0  0  100   1- 1*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  8  2 1
 2/ 1*DR. SEUSS (474)            9   4  0 69.2   2/ 3*MEAT MARKET (475)         8  6 0
 3/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       330 248 17 57.1   3/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        6  2 0
 4- 3*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  19  16  4 54.3   4/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       6  9 0
 5/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       55  54  1 50.5   5/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)        5  8 1
 6/ 6*MEAT MARKET (475)         22  22  1 50.0   6/ 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          5 10 0
 7/ 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          83  84  4 49.7   7/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)     1  0 0
 8/ 7 GREENWARDENS (244)       396 513  9 43.6   8/ 7*DR. SEUSS (474)           1  2 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 528): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): DING HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BITTER VETCH of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): WEST COAST WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): DARKENED PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greengrove, I'm letting you off easy this turn as I've decided to let you have a
shot at the throne.  Yup, it's true, I'm not fighting this turn.  Some would argue
that my fighting style prevents me from EVER fighting.  Then they haven't faced me.
While it's true I don't swing as often as many do, I usually beat my opponents by
doing damage...eventually.  The throne is for your taking, or anyone else who wants
it.

                                             Go And Go

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MALCORN games.  Former top team WEST COAST WARRIORS 
was unseated this week as MEAT MARKET moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  AFFIRMED caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FOREVER and was awarded 23 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CONVICTED ASSASSIN put down 
NYARLATHOTEP, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Due to 
his absence and inability to defend the throne, GO AND GO has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
CHARISMATIC, Duelmaster of MALCORN!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In MALCORN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  TRIPLE CROWN is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of DARK CREATION are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
CLEAVER.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of VAREKAI 
who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings. 
I thought VAREKAI showed great skill and promise when she was subdued by COUNT KOMA.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in MALCORN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             24  17  0   101       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GO AND GO 4638               14   1  0   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 BLACKWIND 2518               13   7  2    98       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREENGROVE 4612              18  25  0    95       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666             14   8  0    83       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            11   5  0    63       DARK CREATION (471)
-SLICK BILLY 4576              5   1  0    63       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 SLAYVER 4684                  8   7  0    62       DARK CREATION (471)
 FOREVER 2540                 14  15  0    57       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFIRMED 4650                 5   0  0    55       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692             8   1  0    52       MEAT MARKET (475)
 INDEMOS 4668                  8  10  0    46       STARBASE 5 (263)
 BUTCHER 4695                  4   5  0    38       MEAT MARKET (475)
-MIKLO 4702                    5   2  1    37       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OBMF 4700                     4   3  0    33       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680                3   2  0    33       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-PUPPET 4701                   4   3  2    31       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691         4   0  0    26       DR. SEUSS (474)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               1   5  0    24       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEAVER 4696                  5   4  1    22       MEAT MARKET (475)
 CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-LITTLE PUPPET 4699            3   4  1    21       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-J.D. 4698                     3   4  0    19       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 PEBBLE 4715                   3   3  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
 JESSALIN 4713                 2   4  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
 VAREKAI 4714                  4   2  0    16       DARK CREATION (471)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              3   2  0    16       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           1   0  1    16       GREENWARDENS (244)
 TENDER LOIN 4751              1   0  0    16       MEAT MARKET (475)
-YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690        1   0  0    15       DR. SEUSS (474)
 PHILOSOPHER 4744              1   0  0    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
 THE GRINCH 4688               2   2  0     8       DR. SEUSS (474)
 T-BONE 4748                   2   2  0     8       MEAT MARKET (475)
 BARTHOLOMEW 4687              2   2  0     8       DR. SEUSS (474)
 INCUBUS 4747                  1   3  0     8       DARK CREATION (471)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             1   1  0     6       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 438  0  1 0   1                   PATTERSON PINE 4752   523 NONE    
MEDIUM RARE 4694       1  4 0 MEAT MARKET 475       MIKLO 4702            519 NOT REVE
LOOKOUT 4710           2  1 0 TRIPLE CROWN 382      PUPPET 4701           519 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pebble -- Good.  That was fun. -- Fierce

OBMF -- ...hack...cough...choke..gurgle...spit.  Please don't use the spiked side of
your hatchet next time.  And I thought it was rough with the bladed side. -- Forever

Tree Shadow -- Don't be too proud of yourself.  Just look at my glamorous record. --
The Count

Go and Go -- Have I ever told you how I feel about total parries?  I DESPISE THEM!  I
HATE THEM!  I hope you all choke on the boredom you possess!  However...you actually
use that scimitar, so I will cut you some slack, and save you any ranting I have on
the matter.  Now go and curl up in a tiny ball and die, eh! -- Blackwind the sore
sport

Meat Grinder -- Go pound salt! -- Indemos

Sultan -- I must commend you on the outstanding job you do with your warriors.  They
are some of the finest I've seen.  Would you mind helping an old fellow manager out
with some advice on how to run the styles I run.  Old school diplo would be great.
I'd wish you luck on the sands, but I think you have that taken care of. -- Zeus

Herbert Philip Lovecraft West -- Excellent turn, (521).  Of course winning records
will bring challenges, and I hope you don't mind.  I have a few select targets I'd
like to meet on the sands. -- Zeus
P.S. I thought Nya was the scary one...turns out ole' buddy Xane will be the one to
look out for, huh?!  My sights are on him.

Charismatic -- You're such a compelling fellow that it always amazes me when I defeat
you.  I guess you're an inspiration. -- Greengrove

Count Koma -- Ah, I don't think you're supposed to be going into a coma during the
fight?  Either that, or you shouldn't have made me desperate.  I get, well,
desperate, you know? -- Tree Shadow

T-Bone -- Darn, I forgot my steak knife. -- Jessalin

Fierce Tiger -- Gosh, yes!  So scary! -- Pebble

Blackwind -- Very good fight.  You almost had me. -- Go And Go

Greengrove -- You've beaten me now on our last three encounters.  This turn, I
challenged you with a different strategy as my previous one was obviously not up to
the necessary standards.  We'll see. -- Charismatic

Puppet -- I see now that Sultan hasn't seen fit to bloodfeud you for killing my
stablemate (pun) Lookout.  So, without his blessing, here goes my true at it. --
Affirmed

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHARISMATIC unbelievably bested GREENGROVE in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
VAREKAI was handily defeated by COUNT KOMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BARTHOLOMEW was viciously subdued by CLEAVER in a 6 minute gory Challenge fight.
GREEN EGGS & HAM subdued TREE SHADOW in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
INCUBUS was vanquished by JESSALIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NYARLATHOTEP was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
XANE REAVER was defeated by BLACKWIND in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
SLAYVER was vanquished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FOREVER was vanquished by AFFIRMED in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MEAT GRINDER overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute bout.
BUTCHER was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute match.
INDEMOS subdued WHIRLAWAY in a 2 minute competition.
PEBBLE handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE GRINCH was demolished by CANNONADE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
T-BONE was overcome by PHILOSOPHER in a 1 minute conflict.
FIERCE TIGER was overpowered by TENDER LOIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PATTERSON PINE delivered the death blow upon EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  18 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  2      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  2      36  |

Turn 523 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       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           24  17  0  101 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACKWIND 2518             13   7  2   98 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       NYARLATHOTEP 4683          11   5  0   63 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    SLAYVER 4684                8   7  0   62 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 GREENGROVE 4612.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKWIND 2518, COUNT 
KOMA 4711, AFFIRMED 4650, CHARISMATIC 4607, INDEMOS 4668, WHIRLAWAY 4680, CLEAVER 
4696, GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691, JESSALIN 4713, and CANNONADE 4749.

The least popular fighter this week was BARTHOLOMEW 4687.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FIERCE TIGER 4750, THE GRINCH 4688, BUTCHER 4695, MEAT GRINDER 
4692, FOREVER 2540, SLAYVER 4684, NYARLATHOTEP 4683, INCUBUS 4747, VAREKAI 4714, and 
TENDER LOIN 4751.