DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2006    Duedate: 02/07/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHARISMATIC
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4607) [27-19-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLICK BILLY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)     
(15-4576) [9-1-0,111]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NYARLATHOTEP                   XANE REAVER
DARK CREATION (471)            DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4683) [14-7-0,78]          (15-4666) [14-13-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STARBASE 5 (263)            22
2. DARK CREATION (471)         20POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)  16      Unchartered Team
4. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           4
5. MEAT MARKET (475)            0      SPIDERS (325)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 0
 2/ 3 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  31  17  0 64.6   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 0
 3/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       341 252 17 57.5   3/ 9 DARK CREATION (471)       6  9 0
 4- 5 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  25  25  5 50.0   4/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        5  4 0
 5/ 6 STARBASE 5 (263)          95  97  4 49.5   5- 2 MEAT MARKET (475)         5  5 1
 6- 7 MEAT MARKET (475)         31  33  2 48.4   6- 6 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  4  6 1
 7/ 8 DARK CREATION (471)       64  70  1 47.8   7/ 7 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  3  0 0
 8/ 9 GREENWARDENS (244)       411 523  9 44.0   8- 8*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)     1  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 533): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): 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 394): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): LION HEARTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 533): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): 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 394): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (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.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                  (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Charismatic, I'm glad it was you today.  It seems fitting, somehow, since I
couldn't take the throne and get my Invitation on a win against the black-hearted
Blackwind.  You've been a fine opponent all along, and you haven't killed any of my
teammates, so you're high in my book.  I salute you and leave you the title next
time, if you want it.

                                     Greengrove

P.S.  My numbers will be available on request, but it seems like Jorja is feeling
lazy.  As if this is news!  Ask and all will be revealed.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
MALCORN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, DARK CREATION has advanced 6 places in the 
rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for SLICK BILLY, who flew up 16 points in the 
rankings after mashing AFFIRMED like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was AFFIRMED, who dropped 8 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with SLICK BILLY.  In front of all the crowds, 
CHARISMATIC took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad TRIPLE CROWN?  Big bad TRIPLE CROWN.  Big bad TRIPLE CROWN.  MALCORN's 
afraid of the big bad TRIPLE CROWN.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  TRIPLE CROWN + Weapons That go Boom = POLITICALY INCORRECT + 
Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of SLICK BILLY, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in MALCORN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             27  19  0   106       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLICK BILLY 4576              9   1  0   111       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
-GO AND GO 4638               14   1  0   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFIRMED 4650                 9   1  0    86       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            14   7  0    78       DARK CREATION (471)
 FOREVER 2540                 16  18  0    70       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SLAYVER 4684                 10  10  0    67       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666             14  13  0    62       DARK CREATION (471)
-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)
 JESSALIN 4713                 6   5  0    54       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680                7   3  0    53       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 INDEMOS 4668                 11  12  0    51       STARBASE 5 (263)
-OBMF 4700                     6   4  0    51       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-PUPPET 4701                   6   4  3    46       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               4   7  0    41       STARBASE 5 (263)
-MIKLO 4702                    5   5  1    34       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUTCHER 4695                  5   8  0    31       MEAT MARKET (475)
 VAREKAI 4714                  6   5  0    30       DARK CREATION (471)
 PEBBLE 4715                   6   5  0    30       GREENWARDENS (244)
-LITTLE PUPPET 4699            5   5  1    30       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-PHILOSOPHER 4744              4   1  0    28       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
-CLEAVER 4696                  6   7  1    26       MEAT MARKET (475)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           4   2  1    24       GREENWARDENS (244)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                   2   3  0    23       STARBASE 5 (263)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 LYCANTHROPE 4754              2   0  0    21       DARK CREATION (471)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              5   5  0    20       GREENWARDENS (244)
-T-BONE 4748                   3   5  0    14       MEAT MARKET (475)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             2   5  0    13       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Butcher -- Well, maybe you'd do better if your opponent were dead meat?  Not that I
propose to oblige, but it's just a thought.  Maybe you should stick to your day job,
eh?  After all, a side of beef doesn't hit back. -- Jessalin

T-Bone -- I've heard of people coming out "hat in hand," but you shouldn't hold your
HEART in your hand.  I might have killed you, and that was not my idea at all! --
Patterson Pine
P.S.  Maybe if you wore gloves?

Indemos -- Hmm, is that as in "double indemnity, and pay up or else!" or is it
something to do with being the other one than Phobos?  You're nasty, anyway.  Ouch.
-- Tree Shadow

Strada -- Isn't it amazing what a pebble tossed into the critical spot will do to a
piece of machinery?  I will admit that I laughed when your gears seized up.  Nothing
personal, but I have a "thing" about gears. -- Pebble
P.S.  And usually I don't get to do anything about it.  Usually, it's just shoes on
humans and horses.  A gear was a pleasant change.  Quite exciting, actually.

Strada -- Good luck.  You'll need it. -- Greenwardens

Zeus -- (bow) -- Greengrove
P.S.  Was I Duel2Dude last time, and (gasp, shudder) didn't write a column?  What was
Jorja THINKING?

Lord Protector Greengrove -- Lord Malcorn says, "Congratulations on doing well in
your chosen profession," but he does NOT say anything about giving you lands. --
Arenamaster Landon
P.S.  He did mutter something about "all the lands belong to people already," and
"what am I supposed to do, dispossess somebody for a departing gladiator?
Ridiculous!"  Make of it what you will.

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

SLICK BILLY devastated AFFIRMED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
COUNT KOMA overcame PEBBLE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GREENGROVE was luckily beaten by CHARISMATIC in a 4 minute master's Title duel.
NYARLATHOTEP defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute fight.
FOREVER subdued XANE REAVER in a action packed 5 minute master's competition.
SLAYVER defeated INDEMOS in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
JESSALIN devastated KARNHORN SPY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
WHIRLAWAY vanquished PATTERSON PINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TREE SHADOW lost to STRADA in a 6 minute fight.
FIERCE TIGER was vanquished by VAREKAI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LYCANTHROPE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  18 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  3      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  19 -  0      39  |

Turn 528 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           27  19  0  106 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLICK BILLY 4576            9   1  0  111 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
AIMED BLOW       AFFIRMED 4650               9   1  0   86 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
PARRY-STRIKE     JESSALIN 4713               6   5  0   54 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NYARLATHOTEP 4683.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XANE REAVER 4666.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLICK BILLY 
4576, NYARLATHOTEP 4683, JESSALIN 4713, TREE SHADOW 4717, SLAYVER 4684, INDEMOS 4668, 
VAREKAI 4714, COUNT KOMA 4711, CHARISMATIC 4607, and PEBBLE 4715.

The least popular fighter this week was STRADA 4703.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FIERCE TIGER 4750, PATTERSON PINE 4752, AFFIRMED 4650, LYCANTHROPE 
4754, WHIRLAWAY 4680, FOREVER 2540, PEBBLE 4715, CHARISMATIC 4607, COUNT KOMA 4711, 
and VAREKAI 4714.

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

GREENGROVE (15-4612) GREENWARDENS (244)