DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/12/2007    Duedate: 12/25/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOMNAMBULANT
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4784) [28-16-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOMNAMBULANT                   OTHERWORLD
DARK CREATION (471)            KILLED BY CRITICS (492)
(15-4784) [28-16-0,114]        (15-4887) [2-1-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REDBIRD                        BET TWICE
GREENWARDENS (244)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4869) [14-11-0,83]         (15-4858) [11-19-2,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          42
2. DARK CREATION (471)         31      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. TERMINUS (417)               4      Unchartered Team
4. DR. SEUSS (474)              0
5. KILLED BY CRITICS (492)      0      KILLED BY CRITICS (492)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 DR. SEUSS (474)           44  16  0 73.3   1/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 0
 2/ 1*KILLED BY CRITICS (492)    2   1  1 66.7   2/ 1 TERMINUS (417)            9  6 0
 3/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       382 292 20 56.7   3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 TERMINUS (417)            44  36  0 55.0   4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          6  9 1
 5/ 5 DARK CREATION (471)      195 178  9 52.3   5/ 6*KILLED BY CRITICS (492)   1  1 0
 6/ 6 STARBASE 5 (263)         203 198  9 50.6   6/ 8 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        1  2 1
 7/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       523 656 11 44.4   7- 5 DR. SEUSS (474)           1  2 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 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (Vincent
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Looks like I'll finally be leavin this place.  Not sure I like it.  I kinda got used
to it up here.  I suppose I turned out alright, even though many had their doubts.
It just goes to show you that even a dummy can learn one way or the other.  I am
going to retire to be with all my pals and occasionally show up here to boo or cheer
you guys, gals...and things.  Remember to be kind to one another, because our own
respect is all we're gonna get in this tiny circle of honor. -- Strada

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MALCORN to see 
what's new.  Like, TERMINUS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot 
by GREENWARDENS!  Way to go GREENWARDENS!  What was the name of that team who got 
5-0-0 this turn for a total 523-656-11 you ask?  (Sure)  GREENWARDENS' their name, 
and fighting's their game!  MVP award for REDBIRD?  GREENWARDENS' proud of her after 
beating LUTHERAX and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  MIYAMOTO 
got smashed by WENDIGO, and lost 9 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the 
most popular guy in all MALCORN.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about 
proposals?) The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  
SOMNAMBULANT knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Was that a tear I saw 
in SOMNAMBULANT's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't STRADA fit to be 
tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said MALCORN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
Drake's Barbecue?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DARK CREATION was MALCORN's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
TERMINUS?  DARK CREATION, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!  AVENGELINA must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  She challenged ISITWALENGCENGCE.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what 
they tell me.) I thought AVENGELINA showed great skill and promise when she was 
subdued by ISITWALENGCENGCE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All MALCORN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (AVERY vs. VARPULIS 
RUKH, that is.) What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            28  16  0   114       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE GRINCH 4688               9   3  0   135       DR. SEUSS (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                 13  12  1   113       DARK CREATION (471)
-CAT IN THE HAT 4689           6   1  0    97       DR. SEUSS (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIYAMOTO 4253                10   6  0    89       TERMINUS (417)
 REDBIRD 4869                 14  11  0    83       GREENWARDENS (244)
-YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690        8   3  0    75       DR. SEUSS (474)
-GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691        11   2  0    71       DR. SEUSS (474)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUASIL 4254                  11   5  0    64       TERMINUS (417)
 AVERY 4256                   10   6  0    62       TERMINUS (417)
 BET TWICE 4858               11  19  2    60       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 LUTHERAX 4868                16   8  2    58       DARK CREATION (471)
 WIND RIDER 4876              10  10  0    57       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSROCK 4871                13  11  1    51       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SIMULACRUM 4906               5   2  1    44       DARK CREATION (471)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           7   6  0    41       STARBASE 5 (263)
-BARTHOLOMEW 4687             10   7  0    40       DR. SEUSS (474)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            8  14  1    39       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTHERWORLD 4887               2   1  1    32       KILLED BY CRITICS (492)
 STUMP 4882                    5  10  0    29       GREENWARDENS (244)
 VARICK 4916                   4   1  0    27       TERMINUS (417)
 ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905         4   3  1    26       DARK CREATION (471)
 BOSS 4877                     4   9  1    26       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 AVENGELINA 4888               3   6  0    15       STARBASE 5 (263)
 THISTLEDOWN 4918              1   0  0    10       GREENWARDENS (244)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 MORGUE 4917                   0   1  0     1       TERMINUS (417)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROCK MAPLE 4897         6  5 0 GREENWARDENS 244     BET TWICE 4858        576   
ALRYN 4915              2  2 0 TERMINUS 417         VARPULIS RUKH 4863    576  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Avery -- You ever get the feeling that you're forgetting something?  -- The Piper
P.S.  Stumbling is part of my style strategy.

Alryn -- Well, what can I say?  If they wanted a veteran fighting in a class of
rookies, I had to prove a point.  I hope that your teammates receive a fair
replacement, and wish you luck on your travels beyond. -- Varpulis Rukh

Rock Maple -- Don't you have to go and take your medications? -- The Boss

Varick -- Just cause you won don't mean I have to like it! -- Avengelina

Redbird -- I thought I would have learned a few things from you.  All I learned is
that you hit hard. -- Avery

Mossrock -- I'd say I acted more like the rock in that fight. -- Quasil

Avengelina -- I'm still cleaning the blood off my armor and my weapons.  We certainly
gave the crowd a bloody show. -- Varick

Varpulis Rukh -- We all liked Alryn, looks like you are going to get to know us well
during the next few duels. -- The warriors of Terminus

Somnambulant -- Good job giving Miyamoto an ego.  He doesn't talk, but he keeps
pointing at himself and making the number one sign.  It's really quite annoying. --
Avery

Avery -- Why is it that when I look at you, I seem to see...office supplies?  Labels,
ring-binders, all kinds of stuff like that?  I like office supplies, don't get me
wrong, but in this context, well, it's a little surprising and a lot confusing. --
Redbird
P.S.  Ah!  It's got something to do with your day job, right?  That's why you have
that surcoat with all the ads on it.  Whew, glad I got that figured out!

Quasil -- Eyugh!  Pardon me while I throw up.  Too much turkey, I suppose, and my own
darned fault, since I don't even LIKE turkey all that much.  Hmm.  Is that stuff
you're pushing really better than plain old bicarb?  Because maybe I should try it,
since there's another turkey LOOMING in my future. -- Mossrock

Bet Twice -- Fat lot of good THAT did me.  I lost twice.  Whoopee.  "People" over
here keep asking me what I'm going to reincarnate as, and I tell 'em I don't know.  I
know.  I'm just THROUGH with this stuff.  If I *have* to reincarnate, it will be as
someone who lives a long life and never hears a word about the arena. -- Ghost of
Rock Maple

Boss -- What's the good of calling yourself that when you can't make it stick?  Or is
that why you're in the arena, to learn how to smack down those who don't listen to
you?  I guess I could see that, and glad to teach you a few skills to help you. --
Wind Rider

Otherworld -- You got some kind of idea that *I* am a critic?  No way!  An observer,
yes, I'm really good at sitting around watching things, but a critic?  Not a chance.
-- Stump
P.S.  Besides, what have critics got to do with you?  Otherworlds aren't like, well,
books or plays or something, they're BIG, they're whole WORLDS, you know?  And worlds
just ARE.

Alryn -- I was having a bad day. -- Mossrock

Our congratulations to Strada, FINALLY graduating. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens
P.S.  Okay, it hasn't been forever, but it surely feels like it!

Varrick -- In some towns, this is true.  But we of Malcorn are so honest in general,
that thieves are hard to come by.  We have to conserve them. -- Arenamaster Landon
P.S.  Yes, we have to list a thief on our roster.  It's in the arena charter.

Lord Protector Strada -- What Lord Malcorn does not see is why he should find lands,
possibly taking them away from someone else, for a gladiator who is leaving for the
Isle?  I know this isn't YOUR fault, it's part of a plot by the Grey Witch to trick
us all into giving her title to all of Alastari worth having.  You don't think she
lets you keep them, do you?  The first time you die and get resurrected on the Isle,
you find out you've signed away your lands and don't even remember it, and when you
go to argue with Her--a few have, you can see them around in the form of rocks and
newts and the like--you just can't win.  Your best friends will advise you not to
try.  But we CAN give you a fine send-off party, and we would be delighted to do
this.  Whole roasted ox, huge barrels of wine, all that stuff. -- Arenamaster Landon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVERY devastated VARPULIS RUKH in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
STRADA was outlasted by SOMNAMBULANT in a 32 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
LUTHERAX was devastated by REDBIRD in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
QUASIL unbelievably bested BET TWICE in a action packed 9 minute gory Challenge brawl.
OTHERWORLD was bested by MOSSROCK in a 1 minute Challenge match.
VARICK was bested by PIE EYED PIPER in a 2 minute gory Challenge competition.
AVENGELINA slimly lost to ISITWALENGCENGCE in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
WENDIGO vanquished MIYAMOTO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WIND RIDER won victory over SIMULACRUM in a 2 minute gory fight.
BOSS was beaten by STUMP in a 2 minute melee.
MORGUE was overpowered by THISTLEDOWN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  24 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 577 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SOMNAMBULANT 4784          28  16  0  114 DARK CREATION (471)
LUNGING ATTACK   WENDIGO 4866               13  12  1  113 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              10   6  0   89 TERMINUS (417)
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869               14  11  0   83 GREENWARDENS (244)
WALL OF STEEL    AVERY 4256                 10   6  0   62 TERMINUS (417)
BASHING ATTACK   PIE EYED PIPER 4878         7   6  0   41 STARBASE 5 (263)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REDBIRD 4869.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BET TWICE 4858.  The ten other most popular fighters were ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905, 
REDBIRD 4869, WIND RIDER 4876, AVERY 4256, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, AVENGELINA 4888, 
SIMULACRUM 4906, BOSS 4877, MOSSROCK 4871, and VARICK 4916.

The least popular fighter this week was SOMNAMBULANT 4784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QUASIL 4254, MORGUE 4917, MIYAMOTO 4253, LUTHERAX 4868, 
VARPULIS RUKH 4863, THISTLEDOWN 4918, OTHERWORLD 4887, STUMP 4882, WENDIGO 4866, and 
VARICK 4916.

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

STRADA (15-4703) STARBASE 5 (263)