DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2007    Duedate: 06/26/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRADA
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4703) [30-11-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRADA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4703) [30-11-0,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PATTERSON PINE                 PATTERSON PINE
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4752) [17-25-1,99]         (15-4752) [17-25-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOODSWORN (482)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSWORN (482)            55
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            35      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           2      Unchartered Team
4. DARK CREATION (471)          0
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -29       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       379 282 19 57.3   1/ 2 BLOODSWORN (482)         11  4 1
 2/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)          73  67  9 52.1   2- 1 DARK CREATION (471)       6  4 0
 3- 2 DARK CREATION (471)      160 148  7 51.9   3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 4/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         186 176  7 51.4   4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  9 0
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       492 622 11 44.2   5/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        2  1 1

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, Malcorn.  It's great to be here...Still.  Don't get me wrong, I really DO want
to stay.  So I am trying my hardest...even if it means to "throw" the fight.  I mean
I even tried to go all out and fight like a lunger with crazy weapons and the sort!
I mean, I don't want to give the wrong impression to all the Duelmaster wannabe's and
all my fans...but come on.  It does make the fight interesting, right!  It gets
pretty boring just standing there...ALL the time.  Anyone can hide behind a shield!
But can they hide behind...a blade of GRASS!?  Well I would try it if I was allowed.
A blade's a blade you know.  Hey, I never said I was the sharpest bowling ball in the
alley.  Anyway, to show my sincerity, I am going Aimed Blow hunting.  So, I'll count
to ten, and then I'm gonna come for YOU!  Uhm...Yea...Homunculus, I'm talkin about
you.  Don't be scared.  Although 40,000 lashes of a blade of grass could add up to
one serious paper cut eh! -- Strada

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in MALCORN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARK CREATION is pushed out of top team by BLOODSWORN, who came from 
2nd with a 5-0-1 this turn.  And let's see, BOSS fought WIND RIDER and gained 21 
points and contributed to STARBASE 5's 3-2-0.  WIND RIDER has lost to BOSS, falling 
18 points, while helping make GREENWARDENS a 0-5-0 turn.  Defending his title for 
another turn, STRADA kept GREENWARDENS' warrior, PATTERSON PINE, from claiming the 
throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at Drake's Barbecue?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, MALCORN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in MALCORN, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in MALCORN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                  30  11  0   118       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOMNAMBULANT 4784            22   9  0   105       DARK CREATION (471)
-AZAZEL 4854                  11   7  1   101       DARK CREATION (471)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          17  25  1    99       GREENWARDENS (244)
-HOMUNCULUS 4805              15  12  0    92       DARK CREATION (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITAE 4861                   11   2  2    82       BLOODSWORN (482)
 SILVAMERE 4843               10   7  0    72       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WENDIGO 4866                  6   6  1    59       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BET TWICE 4858                8   9  1    54       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-LUTHERAX 4868                 9   2  2    45       DARK CREATION (471)
 ANGELTEAR 4842               11   6  1    43       BLOODSWORN (482)
 REDBIRD 4869                  7   5  0    43       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 6   5  1    36       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSS 4877                     3   2  0    33       STARBASE 5 (263)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            5   9  0    29       STARBASE 5 (263)
 HORRORSCAR 4880               3   0  0    28       BLOODSWORN (482)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 KORSETH 4894                  1   0  1    16       BLOODSWORN (482)
 WIND RIDER 4876               4   3  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
 AVENGELINA 4888               1   0  0     9       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           1   4  0     7       STARBASE 5 (263)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 STUMP 4882                    1   1  0     4       GREENWARDENS (244)

'-' 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                   KORSETH 4894          564 NONE    
AVISHRA 4873           4  1 1 BLOODSWORN 482        BET TWICE 4858        562 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lutherax -- Quit now?  And give you the satisfaction?  NEVER! -- The Rukh

Azazel -- I bet you say that to all the total parries.  Dont try to hide behind
compliments!  It adds to your weakness of having any attack skills. -- Strada
P.S.  I bet I could swing that axe with more grace than you!  HA!

Wind Rider -- Short stuff!  Hmphh!  Who you callin short stuff!  Why I oughta.... --
Your...Boss!

Horrorscar -- Well, I went into that fight with a half frame of mind you see...I
thought I was gonna really whallop ya a good one right...and then I looked at your
face...and Whoaa!  What the....happened to your face man?  You really should wear a
FULL helm to keep your opponents from going into shock like I did.  At least then
they would stand half a chance.  Or maybe they won't drink so much before the fight.
Well, think about it, would ya? -- The Piper

Redbird -- Sober!  Are you crazy!?  *takes a few swigs*  Well, I hear all birds must
be crazy...cause lemme tell you why.  *takes a few more swigs*  Ya see...I just
walked out of the pub from puttin a mirror glaze on my shield ya see, and all of a
sudden I hear a big *THUD*, and if I hadn't tied one on, I would've thought I'd saw a
bird fly directly into my nicely polished shield.  *..and a few more*  I mean come
on!..What are ya thinkin!  *empties the bottle*  Just open yer eyeballs when ya fly
low!  Sooo, I lleeanlk ofrrffrrr ann ppick-ed id up and starrred atitsface-sa.and
said, Lloook hheeeaar BIRD-D..Washh wherre Yerr goo-inn... *passes out* -- The really
Pie Eyed Piper

Our turn envelope burst open in the post office (or so I'm told, I wasn't there), and
a lot of turns fell out.  Some--not all--of the fights and other pages showed up at
the guildhouse about five days later.  If there's something missing from our
personals, blame it on the post office, okay?  We're doing our best here. -- Jorja,
Greenwardens

Somnabulant -- Whoa!  "Unorthodox," and still you won.  I don't usually get tired so
fast, so it must have been some aura of somnolenicity that you were projecting.
Seems unfair for the arenamaster to be disgusted, I was doing my best, you were doing
your best, and there it was.  Oh, well, at least he isn't the one signing my
paycheck. -- Patterson Pine

Vitae -- The crowd approved when we started hacking at each other?  What's WITH
people these days?  Grave interest, okay, but approval?  This is the kind of thing
that makes you embarrassed to be human.  Of course, you aren't human, are you?  I
don't count a half-elf as human, because no one's telling what the OTHER half is, you
could be half orc for all I know.  Huh, the way you behaved, you probably ARE half
orc. -- Mossrock
P.S.  I'd done better if it hadn't been for that prayer on my lips.  I couldn't
breathe past the darned thing.

Angeltear -- I'm not like Mossrock, wondering why the crowd "approves" of our match.
I don't have to wonder, I know.  Those bums in the stands like to see a couple of
babes fighting each other.  What we should do is, forget fighting each other, fight

side by side to give those lazy, bloodthirsty, chauvinistic bums a taste of what it's
all about.  What do you think, you game?  We could catch 'em the Black Shew's Retreat
at closing time and really mow 'em down. -- Redbird

Boss -- Whoa!  When was the fight?  I've never one-shotted anyone before, that I can
remember.  Weird.  I'm glad it was fast, but...it was so fast!  I didn't have time to
learn a thing from it. -- Wind Rider
P.S.  Were you using the "surrender if desperate" strategy?  Just wondering, because
I've heard about it, but never "after the fact," so to speak.

Hum, this Convicted Thief is kind of a tough cookie, isn't he?  But I think it was a
good match.  He taught me some things.  I'll be ready for whoever is next, you bet!
-- Stump
P.S.  But he's awfully foul-mouthed.  Can't something be done about this?

Dark Creation -- Thank you.  And good luck to all of yours, as well. -- Jessalin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRADA bested PATTERSON PINE in a action packed 2 minute master's Title fight.
SILVAMERE demolished REDBIRD in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VITAE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BET TWICE slimly won victory over VARPULIS RUKH in a 4 minute fight.
MOSSROCK was narrowly defeated by ANGELTEAR in a unpopular 10 minute match.
WIND RIDER was devastated by BOSS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
STUMP was outlasted by AVENGELINA in a slow 7 minute amateur's brawl.
PIE EYED PIPER was handily defeated by HORRORSCAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KORSETH slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  15 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 564 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         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                30  11  0  118 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       VITAE 4861                 11   2  2   82 BLOODSWORN (482)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SILVAMERE 4843             10   7  0   72 BLOODSWORN (482)
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869                7   5  0   43 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PATTERSON PINE 4752.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PATTERSON PINE 4752.  The ten other most popular fighters were BET TWICE 
4858, STRADA 4703, SILVAMERE 4843, VITAE 4861, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, MOSSROCK 4871, 
BOSS 4877, HORRORSCAR 4880, KORSETH 4894, and REDBIRD 4869.

The least popular fighter this week was STUMP 4882.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANGELTEAR 4842, AVENGELINA 4888, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, WIND RIDER 4876, 
REDBIRD 4869, KORSETH 4894, HORRORSCAR 4880, BOSS 4877, MOSSROCK 4871, and VARPULIS 
RUKH 4863.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PATTERSON PINE (15-4752) GREENWARDENS (244)