DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2006    Duedate: 01/24/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GREENGROVE
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4612) [21-26-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREENGROVE                     PHILOSOPHER
GREENWARDENS (244)             PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
(15-4612) [21-26-0,127]        (15-4744) [4-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     OBMF
GREENWARDENS (244)             WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
(15-4612) [21-26-0,127]        (15-4700) [6-4-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          30
2. DARK CREATION (471)         19POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)            14      Unchartered Team
4. MEAT MARKET (475)           13
5. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           9      PHILANTHROPISTS (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PLANTS (477)               4   0  1  100   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       13  2 0
 2/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)      4   1  0 80.0   2/ 3 MEAT MARKET (475)         7  8 1
 3/ 3 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  30  17  0 63.8   3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 0
 4/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       339 251 17 57.5   4/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  25  25  5 50.0   5- 6*PLANTS (477)              4  0 1
 6/ 6 STARBASE 5 (263)          92  95  4 49.2   6/ 5 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  4  6 1
 7/ 7 MEAT MARKET (475)         31  33  2 48.4   7/ 8 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  3  0 0
 8/ 8 DARK CREATION (471)       60  69  1 46.5   8/ 9*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)     2  1 0
 9/ 9 GREENWARDENS (244)       410 519  9 44.1   9/ 7 DARK CREATION (471)       2 13 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 532): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 532): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): FLIPPERS ARCADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): EXACTLY!, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 516): CHARLIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 259): RAUNI of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 236): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 392): SHANKS PONY of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MALCORN games.  LYCANTHROPE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested CONVICTED THIEF and was awarded 
13 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, INDEMOS put down 
TREE SHADOW, causing her to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has GREENGROVE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     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.  GREENWARDENS is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of PHILANTHROPISTS 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 
COUNT KOMA.  Watch your back!  SLICK BILLY must really be harboring a grudge against 
the DARK CREATION guild!  Merciless, 17 challenged down XANE REAVER points this week 
to duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon XANE REAVER and 
predictably he was bested by SLICK BILLY.  This is how to arouse the anger of an 
entire guild!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in MALCORN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 GREENGROVE 4612              21  26  0   127       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GO AND GO 4638               14   1  0   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 CHARISMATIC 4607             26  19  0   101       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 SLICK BILLY 4576              8   1  0    95       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 AFFIRMED 4650                 9   0  0    94       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            13   7  0    73       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666             14  12  0    65       DARK CREATION (471)
 SLAYVER 4684                  9  10  0    65       DARK CREATION (471)
 FOREVER 2540                 15  18  0    63       STARBASE 5 (263)
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           9   2  0    59       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692            10   3  0    58       MEAT MARKET (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENDER LOIN 4751              5   0  1    56       MEAT MARKET (475)
 INDEMOS 4668                 11  11  0    51       STARBASE 5 (263)
 OBMF 4700                     6   4  0    51       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPET 4701                   6   4  3    46       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680                6   3  0    46       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 JESSALIN 4713                 5   5  0    46       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PEBBLE 4715                   6   4  0    36       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MIKLO 4702                    5   5  1    34       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               3   7  0    34       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTCHER 4695                  5   8  0    31       MEAT MARKET (475)
 LITTLE PUPPET 4699            5   5  1    30       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           4   1  1    28       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PHILOSOPHER 4744              4   1  0    28       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
 CLEAVER 4696                  6   7  1    26       MEAT MARKET (475)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAREKAI 4714                  5   5  0    22       DARK CREATION (471)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-SUGAR BEET 4705               1   0  0    21       PLANTS (477)
-WHEAT 4706                    1   0  0    20       PLANTS (477)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              5   4  0    19       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STRADA 4703                   1   3  0    16       STARBASE 5 (263)
-TOE MAE TOE 4708              1   0  0    15       PLANTS (477)
 T-BONE 4748                   3   5  0    14       MEAT MARKET (475)
-SAFFLOWER 4707                1   0  1    14       PLANTS (477)
 LYCANTHROPE 4754              1   0  0    13       DARK CREATION (471)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             2   4  0    12       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 441       0  1 0   1                   PUPPET 4701           527 NONE    
J.D. 4698              3  7 0 WEST COAST WARRIO 476 BANDIT PRINCE 458     527 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I'm back...and, if the good lords are willing, I plan on staying this time. --
Strada

OBMF -- I can think of a couple nasty names for your abbreviated name, but I'll take
the high road and just sound out your name.  OOBMPHHH. -- Indemos

Varekai -- Sweet revenge.  That felt good, and I'm not talking about that kick to my
head. -- The Count

Greengrove -- We would like to congratulate you on your Duelmastership, and commend
you on a fine job taking over Charismatic...something we all know is a chore.  Well
done, old friend. -- Zeus

Philosopher -- I've been reading some philosophy, and let me tell you right now, I do
NOT think that philosophers are philanthropic.  Not a chance.  Some of them are just
playing games with words, trying to be more clever than other philosophers, and the
rest of them are either blind, stupid, or Evil. -- Jessalin
P.S.  Besides, a lot of it doesn't make sense.
P.P.S.  I mean, you just couldn't make the world WORK if you tried to stick to their
systems.  It's ridiculous!

Charismatic -- I've been meaning to ask, but I keep forgetting, ARE you charismatic?
In those numbers on the back of the census form, you know. -- Greengrove
P.S.  Because if you ARE, well, I just hope you're also modest and sensible, because
charisma does a LOT of damage in the world at large.

J.D. -- This is probably the result of sitting around for a couple of months and then
rushing out trying to get back into shape right before a tourney.  You need to STAY
in shape, instead of slipping out and lurching back in and so on. -- Tree Shadow

Strada -- This is...a street?  Ouch!  Those cobbles are treacherous.  I just about
broke my ankle there!  This will make it hard to enjoy dancing tonight. -- Pebble
P.S.  In the streets.
P.P.S.  The dancing.

The Mordant Deserter snuck up and was trying to kill my houseplant, a parTICularly
sturdy philodendron, and while he was laboring in the coils, or toiling in the moils,
or something like that, I snuck up and slammed him one where it would do him the
least good.  Ha! -- Patterson Pine

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

J.D. was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLICK BILLY demolished XANE REAVER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
NYARLATHOTEP overpowered FOREVER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
BUTCHER was defeated by JESSALIN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
MEAT GRINDER outwaited OBMF in a action packed 7 minute Challenge brawl.
VAREKAI was narrowly defeated by COUNT KOMA in a exciting 4 minute Challenge struggle.
T-BONE was handily defeated by PATTERSON PINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GREENGROVE viciously subdued CHARISMATIC in a 2 minute expert's Title duel.
AFFIRMED vanquished SLAYVER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
INDEMOS overpowered TREE SHADOW in a 1 minute uneven match.
WHIRLAWAY savagely defeated CLEAVER in a exciting 1 minute brutal fight.
PUPPET viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
MIKLO was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute match.
LITTLE PUPPET was devastated by TENDER LOIN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PEBBLE handily defeated STRADA in a popular 6 minute bloody uneven fight.
FIERCE TIGER was vanquished by PHILOSOPHER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LYCANTHROPE devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  14 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  22 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  3      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  0      38  |

Turn 527 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         5  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           26  19  0  101 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLICK BILLY 4576            8   1  0   95 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
AIMED BLOW       AFFIRMED 4650               9   0  0   94 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
STRIKING ATTACK  OBMF 4700                   6   4  0   51 WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUPPET 4701                 6   4  3   46 WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
PARRY-STRIKE     PEBBLE 4715                 6   4  0   36 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 OBMF 4700.  The ten other most popular fighters were COUNT KOMA 4711, GREENGROVE 
4612, VAREKAI 4714, WHIRLAWAY 4680, PEBBLE 4715, NYARLATHOTEP 4683, SLICK BILLY 4576, 
JESSALIN 4713, AFFIRMED 4650, and PUPPET 4701.

The least popular fighter this week was STRADA 4703.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FIERCE TIGER 4750, LITTLE PUPPET 4699, TREE SHADOW 4717, SLAYVER 4684, 
T-BONE 4748, MEAT GRINDER 4692, FOREVER 2540, XANE REAVER 4666, LYCANTHROPE 4754, and 
TENDER LOIN 4751.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GREENGROVE (15-4612) GREENWARDENS (244)