DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2005    Duedate: 12/27/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHARISMATIC
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4607) [26-17-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHARISMATIC                    PHILOSOPHER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
(15-4607) [26-17-0,108]        (15-4744) [3-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     SLAYVER
GREENWARDENS (244)             DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4612) [19-26-0,102]        (15-4684) [9-8-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLANTS (477)                70
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          25POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          18      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)            14
5. MEAT MARKET (475)           12      PLANTS (477)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PLANTS (477)               4   0  1  100   1/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        9  1 0
 2/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)      3   0  0  100   2/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 1
 3- 2*DR. SEUSS (474)            9   4  0 69.2   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          8  7 0
 4/ 0 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  28  17  0 62.2   4/ 1 MEAT MARKET (475)         7  8 0
 5/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       336 248 17 57.5   5/ 0*PLANTS (477)              4  0 1
 6- 4*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  21  19  4 52.5   6/ 7*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)     3  0 0
 7/ 6 STARBASE 5 (263)          88  89  4 49.7   7/ 6 DARK CREATION (471)       3 12 0
 8/ 5 DARK CREATION (471)       58  61  1 48.7   8- 5*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  2  3 0
 9/ 7 MEAT MARKET (475)         26  28  1 48.1   9/ 0 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  1  0 0
10/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       401 518  9 43.6  10- 8*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

     "Did I say it made sense?" Ralgi, the Persistent Beggar, demanded.  "No, I
didn't.  I said I OBSERVED it, and that is all I know."
     Togarolst sighed.
     Ralgi glared up at the Shew.  Togar had some kind of dumb title, Pigeon Keeper
to the Prince or something like that, but he was Prince Malcorn's chief spy, too.
The dwarf figured that meant that Togar should be broad-minded and willing to believe
two or three impossible things at the drop of an axe.  But Togar was not cooperating
today.  "I really did see demons on the road west toward--"
     "Ralgi," the Shew said, "I'm not questioning that.  We all know that there ARE
demons out there, that Murska has been infested with the damned things."
     "But these aren't ordinary demons!" the dwarf argued.  "You don't understand,
they're...."  He groped for a translation of the dwarven word kalekhkurshtekhar.
"They're what we call 'stone-eaters' and 'blade-killers'.  They can't be fought with
regular weapons.  They can't be STOPPED.  If they come here--"
     "If they come here, and they probably will, well, Lord Malcorn isn't helpless."
     "I know his ancestors had magic," Ralgi said, "but HE doesn't--"
     "He has more ability than you think," the Shew said coldly.  "And allies you
might not expect.  Don't worry about what Lord Malcorn can do, dwarf."
     Damn.  Get a Shew annoyed, and there was no further conversation.  An annoyed
Shew got so damned pig-headed and frosty!  Ralgi figured it was the altitude.  Get a
head that far off the ground, and it was bound to come out with weird thoughts.  How
could anyone be practical if he needed a telescope to see his feet?

     Lord Malcorn (Blackie to his friends) went into the woods at midnight.  He went
alone, despite arguments from his advisors.  He would have gone alone anyway, even if
it had merely been to enjoy the night.  He was not, for which he thanked every god, a
"hot" assassination target.  And the woods were very beautiful in snow and moonlight.
Beautiful, silent, and above all undemanding of anything beyond normal caution.
     But it was not for peace and relaxation that he had come to the woods tonight.
There was a place in the forest where he didn't go often, and no one else went ever.
A clearing where the moon shone down on a single tall stone, so bright that it hid
the worn carving.
     Blackie put one hand flat on the stone and reached within himself for the links
that were his birthright.  He was bound to the land of Malcorn in ways that most
monarchs would not understand.  Bound, but also empowered by the binding.  "I call
you forth, riders of the night," he said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of MALCORN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at MEAT 
MARKET left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by TRIPLE 
CROWN.  Good show!  TRIPLE CROWN posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves 
a winner...  The boys at PLANTS are walking tall, as they are ranked 5th on their 
first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  Practice pays for SUGAR BEET, who 
pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 21 points.  PATTERSON PINE certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to T-BONE and losing 13 points in the 
process!  CHARISMATIC successfully staved off a grab for the roses by SLAYVER of DARK 
CREATION.  Does MALCORN have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  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!  Perhaps the warriors of TRIPLE CROWN 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of 
TRIPLE CROWN found their efforts at combat frustrated as DARK CREATION apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, BLACKWIND could 
open up a fast food joint!  As a confidence booster, BLACKWIND challenged 
NYARLATHOTEP, down 39 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, 
BLACKWIND?  Warriors of MALCORN!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base 
challenge of BLACKWIND?  INDEMOS found himself challenged by a warrior 19 below:  
CLEAVER.  CLEAVER of MEAT MARKET kept his wits as he was overcame by INDEMOS.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for MALCORN?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             26  17  0   108       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GO AND GO 4638               14   1  0   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 GREENGROVE 4612              19  26  0   102       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666             14  10  0    77       DARK CREATION (471)
 AFFIRMED 4650                 7   0  0    77       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 SLAYVER 4684                  9   8  0    76       DARK CREATION (471)
 SLICK BILLY 4576              6   1  0    73       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            12   6  0    69       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREVER 2540                 14  17  0    59       STARBASE 5 (263)
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           9   2  0    59       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDEMOS 4668                 10  10  0    56       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680                5   2  0    44       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692             8   3  0    42       MEAT MARKET (475)
 TENDER LOIN 4751              3   0  0    36       MEAT MARKET (475)
-OBMF 4700                     5   3  0    35       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-MIKLO 4702                    5   3  1    34       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHILOSOPHER 4744              3   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
 BUTCHER 4695                  4   7  0    32       MEAT MARKET (475)
-PUPPET 4701                   4   4  2    28       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 CLEAVER 4696                  6   5  1    26       MEAT MARKET (475)
-LITTLE PUPPET 4699            4   4  1    26       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691         4   0  0    26       DR. SEUSS (474)
 JESSALIN 4713                 3   5  0    25       GREENWARDENS (244)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAREKAI 4714                  5   3  0    23       DARK CREATION (471)
 PEBBLE 4715                   4   4  0    23       GREENWARDENS (244)
 T-BONE 4748                   3   3  0    23       MEAT MARKET (475)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 SUGAR BEET 4705               1   0  0    21       PLANTS (477)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              4   3  0    20       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WHEAT 4706                    1   0  0    20       PLANTS (477)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             2   2  0    15       STARBASE 5 (263)
-YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690        1   0  0    15       DR. SEUSS (474)
 TOE MAE TOE 4708              1   0  0    15       PLANTS (477)
-J.D. 4698                     3   5  0    14       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 SAFFLOWER 4707                1   0  1    14       PLANTS (477)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           2   1  1    11       GREENWARDENS (244)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               1   7  0    11       STARBASE 5 (263)
-THE GRINCH 4688               2   2  0     8       DR. SEUSS (474)
-BARTHOLOMEW 4687              2   2  0     8       DR. SEUSS (474)
 LEPER 4753                    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?
CONVICTED THIEF 434    0  1 0   1                   SAFFLOWER 4707        525 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Well Malcorn, I hate to say that my time has finally come.  I really did try
to postpone the inevitable.  I don't think I am cut out for the long term Primus
material, but that's for the boss to decide.  I had a great time here in the city,
and I've seen many warriors come and go.  I feel like an old man that has seen too
much...and well hey I've been around for a long time and now I must depart.  Before I
go I would like to thank Greengrove for all the bloody fights, and my apologies go
out to the Greenwardens for the deaths of their finest...we all know it was
accidental.  We welcome their replacements and they look to be worthy.  As for
Charismatic, I wish you and I could go for another round, because I got closer to
your defeat with every fight.  Truly a great warrior.  My last fight challenge will
be of someone who I've been wanting to fight for quite some time now.   Finally
within my grasp, I hope Nya will accept.  Stay true and loyal to your city and all
will prosper.  Peace, my brothers. -- Blackwind

All -- To those wondering minds of the internal workings of Blackwind.  14-8-7-15-
13(+)-13-15  He has approx. 60 skills with a Master in Initiative, Advanced Expert in
Attack and Riposte, Expert in Defense. 33FE -- Zeus

Butcher -- Did you take notes on how to use that staff? -- Indemos

Varekai -- Now that's a good fight!  I'll lose like that any day!  Of course I would
like a rematch, I believe I can take you. -- The Count

Philosopher -- I didn't enjoy that one bit!  Thanks for the skills though.
Impressive on your tourney...congrats.  -- Fierce Tiger

Nya -- Oh my head hurts...oh you're gonna get it now!  Watch your back, you worm! 
I'm gonna cut you open and throw out your insides and watch as you wiggle and squirm
to your death.  -- Forever

Blackwind -- Trying for another kill, are you?  Those head and chest shots really
don't leave any other interpretation.  I wouldn't MIND except that it was ME out
there being hit. -- Greengrove
P.S.  Congratulations.

Obmf -- That's a name?  I never would have guessed.  It sounds more like something a
person would say when kicked in the belly. -- Jessalin

Little Puppet -- You must have a good man on the strings. -- Pebble
P.S.  It's a TRAVESTY to call you a Shewish Giant.

Tender Loin -- That was the most un-tender treatment I have received in a week! --
Tree Shadow

T-Bone -- With onions.  Mmmm!  And maybe mushrooms, which don't have much taste add a
certain class to the LOOK of the plate. -- Patterson Pine

Ed. -- Yuck. -- Tree Shadow

     Green in a good way.  Just the shells.  They're rather pretty, actually. -- Ed.

Our congratulations to Nemo, who will, if I correctly understand the matter, be
coming back from the dead.  But what about Slick Billy?  A tricky case, that.  We
wish him the best, even if he IS a slicker. -- Arenamaster Landon and the arena crew

Lord Protector Blackwind -- Congratulations on that, but lands?  No.  If you want
lands in the Malcorn area, you must either purchase them, inherit them, or earn them
by performing some signal service to the state, just like anybody else.  Surely this
isn't too much to ask? -- Arenamaster Landon
P.S.  Ah...Lord Malcorn has mentioned needing a gladiator to "provide the human
touch" in a certain matter he is setting in motion.  He wouldn't give me any details,
but if you are interested, he'd probably tell YOU.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACKWIND devastated NYARLATHOTEP in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
XANE REAVER was vanquished by GREENGROVE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SLICK BILLY demolished FOREVER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BUTCHER was bested by WHIRLAWAY in a 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
CLEAVER was overpowered by INDEMOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TENDER LOIN bested VAREKAI in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PHILOSOPHER overpowered COUNT KOMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CHARISMATIC overcame SLAYVER in a action packed 6 minute uneven Title fight.
AFFIRMED vanquished MEAT GRINDER in a popular 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
PATTERSON PINE lost to T-BONE in a 1 minute fight.
PEBBLE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
TREE SHADOW overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JESSALIN demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FIERCE TIGER devastated LEPER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TOE MAE TOE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SAFFLOWER easily killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHEAT overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SUGAR BEET handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  11 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  19 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  10 -  2      23  |

Turn 525 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           26  17  0  108 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   XANE REAVER 4666           14  10  0   77 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       AFFIRMED 4650               7   0  0   77 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
WALL OF STEEL    SLAYVER 4684                9   8  0   76 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 AFFIRMED 4650, TENDER 
LOIN 4751, GREENGROVE 4612, SLICK BILLY 4576, WHIRLAWAY 4680, PHILOSOPHER 4744, SUGAR 
BEET 4705, T-BONE 4748, FIERCE TIGER 4750, and TOE MAE TOE 4708.

The least popular fighter this week was CHARISMATIC 4607.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LEPER 4753, VAREKAI 4714, CLEAVER 4696, BUTCHER 4695, FOREVER 
2540, XANE REAVER 4666, SAFFLOWER 4707, JESSALIN 4713, TREE SHADOW 4717, and PEBBLE 
4715.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BLACKWIND (15-2518) STARBASE 5 (263)