DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2006    Duedate: 02/21/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-529

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NYARLATHOTEP
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4683) [15-7-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLICK BILLY                    PHILOSOPHER
POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)     PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
(15-4576) [10-1-0,113]         (15-4744) [5-1-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NYARLATHOTEP                   SLICK BILLY
DARK CREATION (471)            POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
(15-4683) [15-7-0,104]         (15-4576) [10-1-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          38
2. DARK CREATION (471)         37POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. MEAT MARKET (475)           28      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (479)       18
5. DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)     9      PHILANTHROPISTS (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)      5   1  0 83.3   1/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  32  17  0 65.3   2/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 0
 3/ 0*DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)   6   4  1 60.0   3/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)          6  9 0
 4/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       342 254 17 57.4   4/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        5  4 0
 5- 4 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  25  25  5 50.0   5/ 5 MEAT MARKET (475)         5  5 0
 6/ 6 MEAT MARKET (475)         34  35  2 49.3   6/ 7 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  3  0 0
 7/ 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          96 101  4 48.7   7/ 8*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)     2  0 0
 8/ 7 DARK CREATION (471)       67  72  1 48.2   8- 6 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  1  4 1
 9/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       414 525  9 44.1   9/ 0*DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)  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 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): 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 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MALCORN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, GREENWARDENS, since DARK 
CREATION took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see XANE REAVER win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, XANE REAVER beat AFFIRMED and AFFIRMED lost 21 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as NYARLATHOTEP takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Drake's Barbecue, humph! 
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MALCORN's 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  POLITICALY INCORRECT was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like DARK CREATION avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  SLICK BILLY was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but FOREVER 
has challenged up by 41 in an attempt against SLICK BILLY.  And sure, FOREVER lost 
alright, but gained 5 recognition for his pains.  And pains they may indeed be!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in MALCORN to get a drink than Drake's 
Barbecue!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of MALCORN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            15   7  0   104       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLICK BILLY 4576             10   1  0   113       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
-GO AND GO 4638               14   1  0   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 CHARISMATIC 4607             27  20  0   105       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666             15  13  0    89       DARK CREATION (471)
 FOREVER 2540                 16  19  0    75       STARBASE 5 (263)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692            11   3  0    67       MEAT MARKET (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFIRMED 4650                 9   2  0    65       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 TENDER LOIN 4751              6   0  1    62       MEAT MARKET (475)
 SLAYVER 4684                 10  11  0    60       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           9   2  0    59       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIRLAWAY 4680                8   3  0    56       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 JESSALIN 4713                 6   6  0    52       GREENWARDENS (244)
-OBMF 4700                     6   4  0    51       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 INDEMOS 4668                 11  13  0    50       STARBASE 5 (263)
-PUPPET 4701                   6   4  3    46       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 PHILOSOPHER 4744              5   1  0    46       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
 PEBBLE 4715                   7   5  0    44       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BUTCHER 4695                  6   8  0    42       MEAT MARKET (475)
-MIKLO 4702                    5   5  1    34       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAREKAI 4714                  7   5  0    32       DARK CREATION (471)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              6   5  0    32       GREENWARDENS (244)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               4   8  0    31       STARBASE 5 (263)
-LITTLE PUPPET 4699            5   5  1    30       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 CLEAVER 4696                  6   8  1    27       MEAT MARKET (475)
 STRADA 4703                   3   3  0    26       STARBASE 5 (263)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           4   3  1    23       GREENWARDENS (244)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 T-BONE 4748                   3   6  0    15       MEAT MARKET (475)
 WASPTONGUE 4760               1   0  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             2   6  0    14       STARBASE 5 (263)
-CAPTAIN KANGAROO 4646         2   0  0    14       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
-CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 4647          1   0  1    12       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 LYCANTHROPE 4754              2   1  0    10       DARK CREATION (471)
-ADMIRAL AKBAR 4644            1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANCHORS AWAY 4645      1  2 0 DOWN WITH THE SHI 468 BANDIT PRINCE 458     529 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pebble -- What's that old saying?  A pebble in my shoe?!  Yea, that's it. -- Strada

That pebble ain't comin back in my shoe...heh heh -- The Count

Tree Shadow -- Yea...something like that.  If that's what makes you sleep better at
night. -- Indemos

Slayver -- Well, at least I learned how to parry from you...using the skill under
stressful conditions is another matter.  I suppose a job well done is in order?
Nahhhh.  I think you just got lucky, and I'll be looking for a rematch. -- Indemos

Xane -- That was funny, I hit you!  In the throat!  Heh.  Go figure.  I know it must
be very difficult to see that huge shield barreling up at you with such speeds.  I'm
sure you'll just blame it on the glare in the sands. -- Forever

Count Koma -- Oh, well, I was never good at math anyway.  Not even counting.  When it
was time to share the cookies, no one would let ME do it.  I sometimes wondered how
honest the others were being, but I couldn't prove a thing, so I just had to take my
one cookie and let it go. -- Pebble
P.S.  Next time I have something to count, will you come do it for me?

Charismatic -- What a familiar feeling!  No doubt you'll be on the Isle some time
soon.  And probably do better there than I will, assuming I actually go. --
Greengrove

I despise spies, and especially KARNHORN spies.  They have no sense of style.  The
"black cloak and black dagger-with-a-wavy-blade" bit is OUT.  At least, it's out
except with a crimson silk lining for the cloak, then it's camping. -- Jessalin
P.S.  And once you've seen what camping does to red silk, you realize THAT isn't a
style that will last.

Whirlaway -- It makes me dizzy just looking at you. -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  It's an optical illusion, right?  You aren't REALLY a five-foot-four Shewish
Giant?  Tell me it isn't so!

Strada -- They warned me about playing in the streets.  My mother, my aunts, my older
sisters.  All of them warned me.  But I didn't listen.  After all, they were GIRLS,
and I wanted to have as much fun as a guy.  So I played in the street.  And whammo.
Not so much fun after all, but I'm stuck with the job now. -- Tree Shadow

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANCHORS AWAY was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FOREVER was viciously subdued by SLICK BILLY in a 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
MEAT GRINDER won victory over SLAYVER in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
BUTCHER bested COUNT KOMA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
FIERCE TIGER was defeated by VAREKAI in a 2 minute Challenge match.
T-BONE was bested by STRADA in a action packed 3 minute Challenge brawl.
LYCANTHROPE was overpowered by TREE SHADOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CHARISMATIC was devastated by NYARLATHOTEP in a 2 minute one-sided Title competition.
AFFIRMED was vanquished by XANE REAVER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TENDER LOIN won victory over JESSALIN in a 2 minute fight.
INDEMOS was unbelievably bested by PHILOSOPHER in a 2 minute duel.
WHIRLAWAY overpowered CLEAVER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PATTERSON PINE was overcome by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory bout.
PEBBLE subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute match.
WASPTONGUE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  16 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  20 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  2      38  |

Turn 529 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        2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         5  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NYARLATHOTEP 4683          15   7  0  104 DARK CREATION (471)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLICK BILLY 4576           10   1  0  113 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           27  20  0  105 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
PARRY-STRIKE     PEBBLE 4715                 7   5  0   44 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 SLICK BILLY 4576.  The ten other most popular fighters were T-BONE 4748, 
NYARLATHOTEP 4683, PEBBLE 4715, SLAYVER 4684, BUTCHER 4695, XANE REAVER 4666, TENDER 
LOIN 4751, INDEMOS 4668, PHILOSOPHER 4744, and FIERCE TIGER 4750.

The least popular fighter this week was MEAT GRINDER 4692.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLEAVER 4696, AFFIRMED 4650, LYCANTHROPE 4754, CHARISMATIC 
4607, STRADA 4703, COUNT KOMA 4711, FOREVER 2540, ANCHORS AWAY 4645, WASPTONGUE 4760, 
and PATTERSON PINE 4752.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI