DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/31/2006    Duedate: 06/13/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TENDER LOIN
MEAT MARKET (475)
(15-4751) [10-4-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHARISMATIC                    LOTRUAXE
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             BLOODSWORN (482)
(15-4607) [31-24-0,121]        (15-4771) [4-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

INDEMOS                        INDEMOS
STARBASE 5 (263)               STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4668) [15-17-1,81]         (15-4668) [15-17-1,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSWORN (482)            27
2. DARK CREATION (471)         24      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. MEAT MARKET (475)           15      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)          12
5. FEELINGS (484)               9      FEELINGS (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       357 263 17 57.6   1/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        8  1 0
 2/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       90  88  1 50.6   2/ 3*FEELINGS (484)            8  7 0
 3/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         119 118  6 50.2   3/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       7  7 0
 4/ 4 MEAT MARKET (475)         52  57  4 47.7   4/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 1
 5- 6 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  33  42  7 44.0   5/ 7 MEAT MARKET (475)         6  9 1
 6/ 5*FEELINGS (484)            11  14  1 44.0   6/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 7/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       430 549 10 43.9   7/ 6*BLOODSWORN (482)          6  9 0
 8/ 7*BLOODSWORN (482)          13  17  0 43.3   8- 8 WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  1  4 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 542): CAVE DWELLER of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): AFFIRMED of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): KETL PHYSHE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): QUIVRA NGEDO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): DEO VOLENTE of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): FURY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 403): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): ADEMA of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): KORBA KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 542): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): VALAMOND'S CREW (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 403): ELEVENTH HOUR (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 541): KANT of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 535): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 538): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 536): VAXTON of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
                             (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 381): ROBESPIERRE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
                  (turn 368): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                              5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, 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, STARBASE 5, since TRIPLE 
CROWN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see JESSALIN win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL beat PATTERSON PINE and PATTERSON PINE lost 6 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like MALCORN has some guts at least, AFFIRMED the 
Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  TENDER LOIN challenged MALCORN's 
Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
TENDER LOIN takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From MALCORN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  And we have REVANENT in a challenge, going down 15 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought REVANENT showed great skill and promise 
when she bested ALHAZRED.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And sending LOSS to the Dark Arena was supposed to be 
one of your better ideas, FEELINGS?  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the 
next guy, but hey BLOODSWORN, whyja send CENO to the Dark Arena, look at his record, 
huh?  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see SLAYVER and DARK 
CREATION at The Victory Tavern tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over 
INDEMOS.  A big yahoo goes out to STRADA this turn, for revenging STARBASE 5's 
bloodfeud against MEAT MARKET's warrior BUTCHER.  Heh, heh, heh.  So, 
PHILANTHROPISTS, just going to let PHILOSOPHER rot in peace are we?  Bye bye 
Bloodfeud, hello gloating arrogant TENDER LOIN.  We're all going to die in the end, 
so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 TENDER LOIN 4751             10   4  2   115       MEAT MARKET (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             31  24  0   121       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-GO AND GO 4638               14   1  0   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 AFFIRMED 4650                15   4  0    91       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAYVER 4684                 15  14  0    90       DARK CREATION (471)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680               13   6  0    88       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 FOREVER 2540                 20  23  0    87       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDEMOS 4668                 15  17  1    81       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                  10   4  0    65       STARBASE 5 (263)
 VAREKAI 4714                 12   7  0    63       DARK CREATION (471)
 BUTCHER 4695                 10  12  1    59       MEAT MARKET (475)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750             7   9  1    58       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIKLO 4702                    8   7  2    48       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 CLEAVER 4696                  8  14  1    48       MEAT MARKET (475)
 JESSALIN 4713                 8  12  0    48       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752           9   6  1    46       GREENWARDENS (244)
-OBMF 4700                     8   7  0    38       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784             5   0  0    38       DARK CREATION (471)
-PUPPET 4701                   7   8  3    36       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 LOTRUAXE 4771                 4   2  0    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREE SHADOW 4717              7  12  0    33       GREENWARDENS (244)
-LITTLE PUPPET 4699            7   8  2    32       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 ENVY 4781                     3   2  1    31       FEELINGS (484)
 REVANENT 4770                 4   2  0    30       BLOODSWORN (482)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MALICE 4780                   2   3  0    17       FEELINGS (484)
 DEFEAT 4792                   2   1  0    17       FEELINGS (484)
 PERIWINKLE 4787               3   2  0    11       GREENWARDENS (244)
 HOB L. D'HOY 4786             3   2  0    11       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MURDEROUS 4806                1   0  0    11       FEELINGS (484)
 ALHAZRED 4785                 2   3  0     9       DARK CREATION (471)
 BABY BACK RIBS 4808           1   0  0     8       MEAT MARKET (475)
 DEGALONIAN RUK 4810           0   1  0     1       STARBASE 5 (263)
 HOMUNCULUS 4805               0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)
-CHOPPER 4793                  0   1  0     1       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 FILET MIGNON 4807             0   1  0     1       MEAT MARKET (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CENO 4769              4  2 0 BLOODSWORN 482        SHEWISH GIANT 454     537 NONE    
HELLWRAITH 4788        1  3 0 BLOODSWORN 482        DARK CHAMPION 457     537 NONE    
5 WIT BASHER 4809      0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482        HIGH ELF 452          537 NONE    
XANE REAVER 4666      18 17 0 DARK CREATION 471     INDEMOS 4668          536 JUST REV
LOSS 4782              3  2 0 FEELINGS 484          BLACK ORC 453         537 NONE    
PHILOSOPHER 4744       7  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 479   TENDER LOIN 4751      533 NOT REVE
COUNT KOMA 4711        7 12 0 STARBASE 5 263        BUTCHER 4695          536 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Envy -- Ah, I see.  It was my undefeated record you envied.  And since you couldn't
take it for yourself, you blotched it.  Oh, well. -- Periwinkle

Cleaver -- What a chopper you are!  It seems odd. -- Jessalin

Vareki -- (sigh)  I *knew* I was better off just lying around under trees. -- Tree
Shadow

A Karnhorn Spy!  Kill!  KILL! -- Patterson Pine

Revenent -- If you say so, but *I* don't see the point. -- Hob L. D'Hoy

Lucien -- It's possible that it was an input error.  I *know*, I am totally certain,
that I never put a warflail into the hands of a lunger, but I had one go out that way
anyway.

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOSS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CENO was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HELLWRAITH was killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
5 WIT BASHER was murdered by HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLAYVER slimly won victory over INDEMOS in a 3 minute veteran's Bloodfeud contest.
STRADA bested BUTCHER in a action packed 5 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
TENDER LOIN overpowered AFFIRMED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title struggle.
CLEAVER was bested by VAREKAI in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
LOTRUAXE overpowered PERIWINKLE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
SOMNAMBULANT unbelievably bested ENVY in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
REVANENT vanquished ALHAZRED in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MALICE was narrowly defeated by TREE SHADOW in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
CHARISMATIC outlasted FOREVER in a unpopular 17 minute master's match.
WHIRLAWAY devastated FIERCE TIGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
PATTERSON PINE was beaten by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
JESSALIN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOB L. D'HOY won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 5 minute novice's fray.
DEFEAT bested FILET MIGNON in a tiresome 6 minute novice's brawl.
MURDEROUS demolished DEGALONIAN RUK in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
BABY BACK RIBS overcame HOMUNCULUS in a popular 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  17 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  26 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  18 -  3      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  29 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  21 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 537 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       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TENDER LOIN 4751           10   4  2  115 MEAT MARKET (475)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           31  24  0  121 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
AIMED BLOW       AFFIRMED 4650              15   4  0   91 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
WALL OF STEEL    SLAYVER 4684               15  14  0   90 DARK CREATION (471)
BASHING ATTACK   PATTERSON PINE 4752         9   6  1   46 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  LOTRUAXE 4771               4   2  0   34 BLOODSWORN (482)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is INDEMOS 4668.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was INDEMOS 4668.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENVY 4781, BUTCHER 4695, 
BABY BACK RIBS 4808, SLAYVER 4684, JESSALIN 4713, VAREKAI 4714, REVANENT 4770, 
WHIRLAWAY 4680, MURDEROUS 4806, and TENDER LOIN 4751.

The least popular fighter this week was CHARISMATIC 4607.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FOREVER 2540, HOB L. D'HOY 4786, DEFEAT 4792, FILET MIGNON 
4807, ALHAZRED 4785, AFFIRMED 4650, STRADA 4703, CENO 4769, HOMUNCULUS 4805, and 
DEGALONIAN RUK 4810.