DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/18/2007    Duedate: 05/01/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRADA
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4703) [27-10-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRADA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4703) [27-10-0,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JESSALIN                       SILVAMERE
GREENWARDENS (244)             BLOODSWORN (482)
(15-4713) [20-23-0,87]         (15-4843) [6-7-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         43
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            39      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. BLOODSWORN (482)             9      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)           3
5. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           1      THE FAMILY (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       376 281 18 57.2   1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         180 163  7 52.5   2/ 2 BLOODSWORN (482)          9  3 2
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      149 144  7 50.9   3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          8  1 0
 4/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)          59  61  8 49.2   4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       484 610 11 44.2   5/ 5 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

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I wouldn't have sent you to Ahringol, Homunculus.  Assuming he even takes
golems, which they tell me you HAVE to be even if the Commission doesn't believe it.
But I hear that Ahringol doesn't keep much of a table, and I know you don't want to
give up the "good eats."

                                    Patterson Pine

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MALCORN to see 
what's new.  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-1 this turn for a total 
59-61-8 you ask?  (Sure)  BLOODSWORN's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP 
award for AZAZEL?  DARK CREATION's proud of him after beating VETERAN MERCENARY and 
getting 16 points.  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!) 
Oh well, welcome STRADA.  Aren't STARBASE 5 proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  Like, is JESSALIN popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of MALCORN!  She's got a 20-23-0, is that good?  People 
were asking me did HOMUNCULUS REALLY challenge JESSALIN?  (all right, maybe they 
didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
JESSALIN wants me to write about it since she lost to HOMUNCULUS.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All MALCORN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like, who is this gal???  REVANENT gets sent to the Dark 
Arena, battles WURM KIN, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet BLOODSWORN manager is 
surprised!  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  MALCORN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                  27  10  0   126       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMUNCULUS 4805              13  11  0    98       DARK CREATION (471)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          17  21  1    97       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            19   9  0    88       DARK CREATION (471)
 JESSALIN 4713                20  23  0    87       GREENWARDENS (244)
 AZAZEL 4854                  10   5  1    86       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITAE 4861                    8   1  2    57       BLOODSWORN (482)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGELTEAR 4842                9   4  1    55       BLOODSWORN (482)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 6   1  1    42       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LUTHERAX 4868                 6   2  2    39       DARK CREATION (471)
 SILVAMERE 4843                6   7  0    35       BLOODSWORN (482)
 AVISHRA 4873                  3   0  1    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                  4   5  1    33       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            5   5  0    24       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BET TWICE 4858                5   8  0    23       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 DIVUM DEUS 4864               2   6  0    20       STARBASE 5 (263)
 REDBIRD 4869                  5   3  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           1   0  0    15       STARBASE 5 (263)
 BOSS 4877                     1   0  0     7       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WIND RIDER 4876               1   2  0     5       GREENWARDENS (244)
-NEMO 4648                     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?
WURM KIN 460           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          REVANENT 4770         560 NONE    
ROSESHADOW 4874        1  1 0 GREENWARDENS 244      WENDIGO 4866          557         
ENVERENOS 4867         1  3 0 STARBASE 5 263        AVISHRA 4873          556 NOT REVE
TITAN IVMALLOY 4875    0  1 0 STARBASE 5 263        LUTHERAX 4868         557         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Avishra -- Cool name, but it would go better, I think, on a woman.  That could just
be my built-in naming bias, though. -- Wind Rider
P.S.  Glad you didn't kill me!

Somnambulant -- Wake up!  Pay attention!  You neither teach nor learn when you
sleepwalk through the fight. -- Jessalin

Silvamere -- Drat.  You small Shews are especially tough.  You must be concentrated
or something. -- Mossrock

Wendigo -- Well, of COURSE I didn't beg for mercy!  A perfect ass I'd have looked,
begging for mercy when you didn't have any!  What nonsense. -- Redbird

Zeus -- Isn't it amazing?  I didn't change their strategies at all.  It must be the
fear of death, which they've seen a lot of lately. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Revanent. -- the Greenwardens

Azazel -- Ha ha. -- Timaran Dubrik, Ambitious Guard

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REVANENT viciously butchered WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HOMUNCULUS won victory over JESSALIN in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
AVISHRA demolished REDBIRD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PATTERSON PINE was bested by STRADA in a 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
SOMNAMBULANT defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's match.
AZAZEL vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
ANGELTEAR unbelievably bested WENDIGO in a 7 minute competition.
SILVAMERE was luckily beaten by MOSSROCK in a action packed 6 minute gruesome melee.
VITAE vanquished KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LUTHERAX vanquished BET TWICE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
VARPULIS RUKH defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute match.
DIVUM DEUS handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
WIND RIDER was subdued by BOSS in a 1 minute amateur's match.
PIE EYED PIPER overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   7 -  3      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  12 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 560 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                27  10  0  126 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805            13  11  0   98 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                10   5  1   86 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    LUTHERAX 4868               6   2  2   39 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  AVISHRA 4873                3   0  1   34 BLOODSWORN (482)
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 SILVAMERE 4843.  The ten other most popular fighters were PATTERSON PINE 4752, 
WENDIGO 4866, AZAZEL 4854, HOMUNCULUS 4805, JESSALIN 4713, AVISHRA 4873, STRADA 4703, 
MOSSROCK 4871, VITAE 4861, and LUTHERAX 4868.

The least popular fighter this week was ANGELTEAR 4842.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WIND RIDER 4876, BET TWICE 4858, REDBIRD 4869, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, 
VARPULIS RUKH 4863, SOMNAMBULANT 4784, BOSS 4877, DIVUM DEUS 4864, LUTHERAX 4868, and 
VITAE 4861.

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

REVANENT (15-4770) BLOODSWORN (482)

               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 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI