DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2007    Duedate: 08/07/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              DEANO
                               MARKS PARTY (489)
                               (15-4830) [7-1-2,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AZAZEL                         REDBIRD
DARK CREATION (471)            GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4854) [12-9-1,89]          (15-4869) [9-6-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLANTS (477)                40
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          15      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. MARKS PARTY (489)            5      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)             0
5. BLOODSWORN (482)             0      MARKS PARTY (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MARKS PARTY (489)         11   3  2 78.6   1/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 2/ 2*PLANTS (477)              11   5  1 68.8   2/ 3*PLANTS (477)              7  5 0
 3/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       379 285 19 57.1   3- 1 BLOODSWORN (482)          5  2 0
 4- 4 BLOODSWORN (482)          78  69  9 53.1   4- 2 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  5 0
 5/ 5 DARK CREATION (471)      168 155  7 52.0   5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 0
 6- 6 STARBASE 5 (263)         191 181  7 51.3   6/ 6*MARKS PARTY (489)         3  0 0
 7/ 7 GREENWARDENS (244)       497 632 11 44.0   7/ 7 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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MALCORN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BLOODSWORN was 
unseated this week as DARK CREATION moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week DARK CREATION went 3-2-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  SUGAR BEET caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested LUTHERAX and was awarded 28 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, SUGAR BEET put down LUTHERAX, causing him to lose 15 
points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, STRADA has lost the title of Duelmaster.  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city MALCORN.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  GREENWARDENS is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding GREENWARDENS.  Indeed it was PLANTS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  SOMNAMBULANT take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in MALCORN.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that BET TWICE posted a challenge against the more highly recognized DEANO.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BET TWICE was beat by DEANO.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRADA 4703                  31  12  0   115       STARBASE 5 (263)
-VITAE 4861                   13   2  2   111       BLOODSWORN (482)
-SILVAMERE 4843               11   8  0    98       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            24  10  0    89       DARK CREATION (471)
 AZAZEL 4854                  12   9  1    89       DARK CREATION (471)
 DEANO 4830                    7   1  2    68       MARKS PARTY (489)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDBIRD 4869                  9   6  0    66       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUGAR BEET 4705               4   0  0    56       PLANTS (477)
 WENDIGO 4866                  7   8  1    52       DARK CREATION (471)
-ANGELTEAR 4842               12   6  1    45       BLOODSWORN (482)
 BET TWICE 4858                8  12  1    40       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 TOE MAE TOE 4708              4   0  0    40       PLANTS (477)
 LUTHERAX 4868                11   3  2    38       DARK CREATION (471)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 7   7  1    37       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VARPULIS RUKH 4863            6  10  0    33       STARBASE 5 (263)
-GRASS 4831                    3   1  0    33       MARKS PARTY (489)
-AVENGELINA 4888               2   1  0    25       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOSS 4877                     3   4  0    23       STARBASE 5 (263)
-KORSETH 4894                  2   0  1    22       BLOODSWORN (482)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-PIE EYED PIPER 4878           3   4  0    21       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STUMP 4882                    2   3  0    19       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WIND RIDER 4876               4   6  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
-HORRORSCAR 4880               3   1  0    17       BLOODSWORN (482)
-KEMAY 4865                    1   0  0    16       MARKS PARTY (489)
 SAFFLOWER 4707                2   2  1     9       PLANTS (477)
 ROCK MAPLE 4897               1   1  0     6       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 RAPANUIIDOL 4898              0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOHNSON G. 4896        0  1 0 PLANTS 477            ARENAMASTER LANDO 456 567 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wendigo -- Huh, that went better than I expected, and I can't figure why.  Do you
suppose it's because you Convincians are inherently more civilized and have less of
the "bloodthirsty killer instinct" than we Rirorni do? -- Redbird

Lutherax -- (heavy sigh)  If you represent "luther with an axe," does that mean I'm
really just a mossy stump to be split into kindling?  Ouch. -- Mossrock

Korseth -- I kinda like your name, but that doesn't mean I want you "eagerly seeking
the death blow" while on the sands in my company.  I want to live to be a Dirty Old
Man.  Let's not mess that up, eh? -- Wind Rider

Pie Eyed Piper -- I gotta find out what you're drinking and get some for myself.
Must be great stuff, the way you go on. -- Stump

Sugar Beet -- I only just said you seemed a sweet little thing.  There was no intent
to upset you, honest! -- Rock Maple

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOHNSON G. was butchered by ARENAMASTER LANDON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BET TWICE was devastated by DEANO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SOMNAMBULANT overcame REDBIRD in a action packed 3 minute one-sided match.
AZAZEL bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute contest.
MOSSROCK was defeated by WENDIGO in a 1 minute fight.
LUTHERAX was demolished by SUGAR BEET in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TOE MAE TOE vanquished WIND RIDER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SAFFLOWER was beaten by STUMP in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
ROCK MAPLE defeated RAPANUIIDOL in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        22 -   4 -  1      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  10 -  1      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  13 -  0      24  |

Turn 567 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SOMNAMBULANT 4784          24  10  0   89 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                12   9  1   89 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       DEANO 4830                  7   1  2   68 MARKS PARTY (489)
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869                9   6  0   66 GREENWARDENS (244)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOE MAE TOE 4708            4   0  0   40 PLANTS (477)
WALL OF STEEL    LUTHERAX 4868              11   3  2   38 DARK CREATION (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AZAZEL 4854.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
REDBIRD 4869.  The ten other most popular fighters were AZAZEL 4854, SAFFLOWER 4707, 
SOMNAMBULANT 4784, WENDIGO 4866, SUGAR BEET 4705, TOE MAE TOE 4708, DEANO 4830, STUMP 
4882, ROCK MAPLE 4897, and JOHNSON G. 4896.

The least popular fighter this week was RAPANUIIDOL 4898.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WIND RIDER 4876, LUTHERAX 4868, MOSSROCK 4871, BET TWICE 4858, 
JOHNSON G. 4896, ROCK MAPLE 4897, STUMP 4882, DEANO 4830, TOE MAE TOE 4708, and SUGAR 
BEET 4705.