DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2007    Duedate: 01/23/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JESSALIN
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4713) [17-19-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIERCE TIGER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4750) [17-15-2,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JESSALIN                       JESSALIN
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4713) [17-19-0,105]        (15-4713) [17-19-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STARBASE 5 (263)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          47
2. DARK CREATION (471)         37      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           1      Unchartered Team
4. MARKS PARTY (489)            0
5. BLOODSWORN (482)             0      THE FAMILY (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MARKS PARTY (489)          3   1  2 75.0   1/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)         11  4 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       373 277 18 57.4   2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         167 147  7 53.2   3- 3 BLOODSWORN (482)          6  4 2
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      127 131  5 49.2   4/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 0
 5- 5 BLOODSWORN (482)          41  50  4 45.1   5- 4*MARKS PARTY (489)         2  0 1
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       466 593 10 44.0   6/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Greenwardens ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     It had snowed again last night, and the woods were full of it, smothered with
white silence.  It was always Patterson who made the rounds on mornings like this,
because he was the tallest and best able to force his way through the hidden paths.
Hob walked behind him, because nobody traveled here alone.
     Paths no one else knew about, except Prince Malcorn.  People thought
"Greenwardens" was just the name for a team of gladiators, but their Sworn Company of
Greenwardens was older than that.  More serious than that.  The arena was just a
sideline.
     He winced when a snow-laden branch slipped out of his grip and snapped backward,
winced again when Hob cursed behind him.  It was hard to maintain a proper silence
when you got a face full of snow, but she needed to try harder.  These young people!
They didn't appreciate the seriousness of the mission, the importance of their guard.
How dangerous the entity that lived in the heart of the Old Grove.
     He couldn't turn and chide her, that would simply add more noise to hers.
Couldn't even risk turning with a minatory glare, come to that, dared not stop his
constant scan for dangers ahead.  That which lived in the Grove wouldn't be loose and
out here--such an escape would have triggered alarms all over the Princedom of
Malcorn.  But other things, bad things or simply dangerous ones, were attracted by
its presence.
     He shivered as awareness ran over his skin.  Something was out here now, in the
woods near at hand.  Hunting.  It might be just a bear, or...wolves, maybe.  But he
didn't think so, and he wished, not for the first time, that he had one of the
veterans behind him rather than Hob.  Woodwalker, maybe, that tough Shew was a
comfort in a tight situation.  Steady and--
     The first scream was catlike, but louder than any normal cat could utter, the
second was human.
     Hob.
     Patterson pivoted, his oak stave--wood was generally better than metal in this
area--whipping around.  It connected with something that screamed again.  All he
could see was an explosion of snow and blood, fast-moving dirty-yellow fur.  Hob was
down, and with that much blood spilled, she was dead.
     Patterson struck again, over-balancing and going to one knee as the stave
whistled through empty air.  Tried to look all ways at once.  Had it retreated, or
was it circling to come in from a new angle?
     The woods felt...empty again.
     He relaxed just a little and turned to Hob.
     Dead.
     Of course.  The attacker had torn her body apart, and her head was missing
completely.  There were several reasons why something that hunted in these woods
might take a head, but none of them were good to contemplate.  Patterson hadn't much
liked his young teammate, but she didn't deserve this.  He began to gather the pieces
of her body that he could find, so that he could burn them, the only safe way to deal
with...remains.  And to search for tracks.
     There was a killer to hunt.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MALCORN games.  My praise to DARK CREATION for their 
4-1-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  LUTHERAX caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, REDBIRD put down DIVUM DEUS, causing him to lose 6 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of JESSALIN, 
for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In MALCORN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in MALCORN these days is GREENWARDENS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of DARK CREATION last week.  Busy avoiding GREENWARDENS?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of TREE 
SHADOW, veteran of many duels.  13-22-0 final record Hers was not illustrious--but 
death plays no favorites.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the 
arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in MALCORN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSALIN 4713                17  19  0   105       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIERCE TIGER 4750            17  15  2   106       STARBASE 5 (263)
-REVANENT 4770                13   5  0   104       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERIWINKLE 4787              13   8  0    88       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STRADA 4703                  23   7  0    86       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          15  16  1    76       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMUNCULUS 4805               9   8  0    58       DARK CREATION (471)
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            14   7  0    57       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAZEL 4854                   5   3  1    54       DARK CREATION (471)
-ANGELTEAR 4842                6   2  0    38       BLOODSWORN (482)
-SILVAMERE 4843                4   4  0    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEANO 4830                    2   0  2    33       MARKS PARTY (489)
-VITAE 4861                    2   0  2    33       BLOODSWORN (482)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            3   0  0    30       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 LUTHERAX 4868                 1   0  1    16       DARK CREATION (471)
-GRASS 4831                    1   0  0    16       MARKS PARTY (489)
 WENDIGO 4866                  1   1  0    12       DARK CREATION (471)
 REDBIRD 4869                  1   0  0    11       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BET TWICE 4858                2   4  0    10       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 DIVUM DEUS 4864               1   2  0     5       STARBASE 5 (263)
-VOSHRA 4862                   1   1  0     4       BLOODSWORN (482)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 ENVERENOS 4867                0   1  0     1       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 437  0  1 0   1                   LUTHERAX 4868         553 NONE    
NECTANEBUS 4855        1  4 0 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            551         
CROATOAN 4860          2  1 1 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            552         
TREE SHADOW 4717      13 22 0 GREENWARDENS 244      FIERCE TIGER 4750     553         
HOB L. D'HOY 4786      7 13 0 GREENWARDENS 244      DEANO 4830            552         
DODA 4829              0  1 0 MARKS PARTY 489       CROATOAN 4860         550 NONE    
DEGALONIAN RUK 4810    6  7 0 STARBASE 5 263        AZAZEL 4854           549 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Patterson Pine -- I don't know what you're talking about with your gibberish of wine
and backwards talking and all...but I think I'll have what you're having! -- Indemos

P.S.  And by the way, it's just a name.  A bunch of letters randomly chosen and put
together to make a word.  No thought of definitions or meanings.  Simply picked to
make you think a little harder.  Is that cruel of me?

Tree Shadow -- You may wanna try just a bit harder.  Marvelous job though! -- Strada

Homunculus -- I would like to say nice fight, but...
P.S.  At least the skills were good to you. -- F. Tiger

Bet Twice -- Yep...I'd bet twice on that match. -- The Rukh

Wendigo -- Is that blond hair I see under that cap?  Welcome to the sands. -- DD

All -- Thanks to all who participated in last turn's fights.  It has been a great few
turns for Starbase 5 going 12-1 in the last 3!  Who would of thought a bunch of
circus clowns can fight?  We are sure to welcome some challenges, seeing that there
are some of you who wouldn't mind being the first to scratch a freshly polished suit
of armor. -- Zeus

Revanent -- (sigh)  It's really hard to come up with something NEW to say here, you
know?  If you've got any ideas, I'd appreciate a clue. -- Periwinkle
P.S.  Who does your hair?  You elves and part-elves always look so...chick.  I envy
you that.

Angeltear -- (checking closely)  Are you crying?  Bad thing to do this time of year,
what if the tears freeze on your face? -- Jessalin

Deado -- Hmm, head, neck, ankle, forehead, neck, I think you WERE going for a kill.
Damned bloodthirsty young sprouts. -- Ghost of Hob L. D'Hoy
P.S.  And then I had to arrange the semblance of dying in the line of duty in order
to secure the pension.  This is the pits.  All that snow!

Strada -- You WOULD match against me on a day so overcast that NOTHING has a shadow.
Drat. -- Tree Shadow

Indemos -- Sorry, I let myself get distracted by problems at work. -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  Thanks for the good wishes, but please stop greasing the initiative.  It's
impossible to hold onto a greased initiative.
P.P.S.  You want to adventure?  I'm not sure I'd recommend it, but Jorja suggested I
offer.

Strada -- (grin)  Any fight you win is a good fight, right?  You just have to find a
better weaponmaker. -- Periwinkle

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRADA was viciously subdued by JESSALIN in a 6 minute master's Title fight.
FIERCE TIGER easily killed TREE SHADOW in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
PERIWINKLE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
PATTERSON PINE viciously subdued HOMUNCULUS in a action packed 1 minute gory brawl.
SOMNAMBULANT outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a unpopular 13 minute match.
AZAZEL handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
VARPULIS RUKH vanquished BET TWICE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WENDIGO overpowered ENVERENOS in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
DIVUM DEUS was beaten by REDBIRD in a 1 minute novice's melee.
LUTHERAX assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  18 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  4      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  1      30  |

Turn 553 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FIERCE TIGER 4750          17  15  2  106 STARBASE 5 (263)
PARRY-LUNGE      PERIWINKLE 4787            13   8  0   88 GREENWARDENS (244)
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                23   7  0   86 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805             9   8  0   58 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                 5   3  1   54 DARK CREATION (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JESSALIN 4713.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JESSALIN 4713.  The ten other most popular fighters were PATTERSON PINE 4752, 
PERIWINKLE 4787, WENDIGO 4866, AZAZEL 4854, STRADA 4703, FIERCE TIGER 4750, REDBIRD 
4869, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, LUTHERAX 4868, and TREE SHADOW 4717.

The least popular fighter this week was SOMNAMBULANT 4784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIVUM DEUS 4864, ENVERENOS 4867, BET TWICE 4858, HOMUNCULUS 
4805, TREE SHADOW 4717, LUTHERAX 4868, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, REDBIRD 4869, FIERCE TIGER 
4750, and STRADA 4703.