DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2006    Duedate: 03/07/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NYARLATHOTEP
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4683) [16-7-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NYARLATHOTEP                   PHILOSOPHER
DARK CREATION (471)            PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
(15-4683) [16-7-0,119]         (15-4744) [6-1-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NYARLATHOTEP                   INDEMOS
DARK CREATION (471)            STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4683) [16-7-0,119]         (15-4668) [12-13-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (479)       25
2. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          23      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)            22      Unchartered Team
4. DARK CREATION (471)         13
5. MEAT MARKET (475)           13      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)      7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      10  5 0
 2- 2 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  32  17  0 65.3   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 0
 3- 3*DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)   6   4  1 60.0   3/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 1
 4/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       344 255 17 57.4   4/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        5  4 0
 5/ 7 STARBASE 5 (263)          99 103  4 49.0   5/ 5 MEAT MARKET (475)         5  5 0
 6/ 6 MEAT MARKET (475)         36  38  2 48.6   6/ 7*PHILANTHROPISTS (479)     3  0 0
 7/ 8 DARK CREATION (471)       70  74  1 48.6   7- 6 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  2  0 0
 8/ 5 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  26  29  5 47.3   8/ 8 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  1  4 0
 9/ 9 GREENWARDENS (244)       416 528 10 44.1   9- 9*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 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): 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 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MALCORN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see HADHOD win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, INDEMOS beat 
SLAYVER and SLAYVER lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster CHARISMATIC challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, MALCORN may be getting bland, as NYARLATHOTEP stays top dog in the city.  
The Victory Tavern, 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.  MEAT 
MARKET, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARK CREATION.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, COUNT KOMA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MALCORN's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the MALCORN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of MALCORN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            16   7  0   119       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  21  0   106       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 XANE REAVER 4666             16  13  0    91       DARK CREATION (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFIRMED 4650                10   2  0    78       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692            12   3  0    73       MEAT MARKET (475)
 FOREVER 2540                 16  20  0    68       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIRLAWAY 4680                9   3  0    65       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 INDEMOS 4668                 12  13  0    63       STARBASE 5 (263)

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                  
 PHILOSOPHER 4744              6   1  0    56       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
 TENDER LOIN 4751              6   1  1    55       MEAT MARKET (475)
 BUTCHER 4695                  7   8  0    54       MEAT MARKET (475)
 SLAYVER 4684                 10  12  0    50       DARK CREATION (471)
 JESSALIN 4713                 6   7  0    45       GREENWARDENS (244)
 OBMF 4700                     6   5  0    41       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 VAREKAI 4714                  8   5  0    40       DARK CREATION (471)
 LITTLE PUPPET 4699            6   5  1    40       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 PUPPET 4701                   6   5  3    39       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 PEBBLE 4715                   7   6  0    36       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STRADA 4703                   4   3  0    35       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKLO 4702                    5   6  1    30       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 CLEAVER 4696                  6   9  1    28       MEAT MARKET (475)
 COUNT KOMA 4711               4   9  0    28       STARBASE 5 (263)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              6   6  0    27       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           5   3  1    26       GREENWARDENS (244)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             3   6  0    24       STARBASE 5 (263)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WASPTONGUE 4760               2   0  1    23       GREENWARDENS (244)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 T-BONE 4748                   3   7  0    16       MEAT MARKET (475)
 HADHOD 4742                   1   0  0    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (479)
-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   2  0     8       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?
SPIDER 4761            0  1 0 WEST COAST WARRIO 476 WASPTONGUE 4760       530         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lycanthrope -- You can't imagine how GLAD I am that you aren't an official
philanthropist.  It would have been just LIKE the Philanthropists to enroll someone
with your...tastes, but they didn't.  Good. -- Tree Shadow
P.S.  It seems odd that you're a golem.

Tender Loin -- You'd be better breaded and fried. -- Jessalin
P.S.  Just so you know that I'm ON to you.

Captured Orc?  Six fights, four of them wins, and I lose to a Captured Orc?  Gods.
Is my face red! -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  I wonder if anyone's done any research into orcs being wearwolves or vampires
or something?  The big fangs, you know, and the vitality.  It would seem to make them
naturals for that kind of thing.  Not that wearwolves and vampires NEED anything
extra in the way of fangs and vitality!

Oh, gee, too bad, the Userous Merchant got a pebble in his shoe!  And I charged him
interest for it, you bet!  Lots and LOTS of interest, because it was so interesting
seeing him hop around like that. -- Pebble

The Persistent Beggar is a fool, even for a dwarf.  I PRESUME that his idea is,
persist, and they'll give me money to get rid of me.  As if people would be so stupid
as to "train" him to equate rude persistence with gifts of cash!  By far the more
likely thing is for him to be given harsh blows as a result of his persistence, and I
welcomed the opportunity to begin my arena career handing out such a salutary lesson.
I would do it again if called upon. -- Wasptongue

Indemos -- I always sleep well at night. -- Tree Shadow, a natural sleeper

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

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NYARLATHOTEP devastated CHARISMATIC in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
TENDER LOIN was demolished by AFFIRMED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PHILOSOPHER overpowered PEBBLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
INDEMOS bested SLAYVER in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
VAREKAI slimly won victory over COUNT KOMA in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
STRADA unbelievably bested TREE SHADOW in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge match.
LYCANTHROPE was overpowered by FIERCE TIGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
XANE REAVER won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
MEAT GRINDER outwaited FOREVER in a slow 17 minute duel.
JESSALIN was overpowered by WHIRLAWAY in a 1 minute uneven match.
BUTCHER savagely defeated OBMF in a 1 minute brutal fight.
MIKLO was subdued by KARNHORN SPY in a 2 minute master vs. amateur upset competition.
PUPPET was subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody master vs. novice upset match.
LITTLE PUPPET handily defeated CLEAVER in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
PATTERSON PINE bested T-BONE in a 1 minute duel.
WASPTONGUE easily killed SPIDER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched bout.
HADHOD devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  13 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  17 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  21 -  0      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  1      36  |

Turn 530 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NYARLATHOTEP 4683          16   7  0  119 DARK CREATION (471)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           27  21  0  106 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   XANE REAVER 4666           16  13  0   91 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  OBMF 4700                   6   5  0   41 WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
PARRY-LUNGE      LITTLE PUPPET 4699          6   5  1   40 WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUPPET 4701                 6   5  3   39 WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
PARRY-STRIKE     PEBBLE 4715                 7   6  0   36 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 INDEMOS 4668.  The ten other most popular fighters were TREE SHADOW 4717, 
VAREKAI 4714, COUNT KOMA 4711, XANE REAVER 4666, NYARLATHOTEP 4683, AFFIRMED 4650, 
BUTCHER 4695, PUPPET 4701, LITTLE PUPPET 4699, and WASPTONGUE 4760.

The least popular fighter this week was FOREVER 2540.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MEAT GRINDER 4692, T-BONE 4748, CLEAVER 4696, OBMF 4700, JESSALIN 4713, 
LYCANTHROPE 4754, STRADA 4703, PEBBLE 4715, TENDER LOIN 4751, and CHARISMATIC 4607.