DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2007    Duedate: 01/08/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOMNAMBULANT
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4784) [29-16-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOMNAMBULANT                   OTHERWORLD
DARK CREATION (471)            KILLED BY CRITICS (492)
(15-4784) [29-16-0,118]        (15-4887) [2-2-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REDBIRD                        REDBIRD
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4869) [14-12-0,88]         (15-4869) [14-12-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMINUS (417)              23
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            18      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          13      Unchartered Team
4. KILLED BY CRITICS (492)      1
5. GREENWARDENS (244)           1      KILLED BY CRITICS (492)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       383 292 20 56.7   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 2/ 4 TERMINUS (417)            48  37  0 56.5   2/ 2 TERMINUS (417)            9  6 0
 3/ 5 DARK CREATION (471)      198 180  9 52.4   3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 4/ 6 STARBASE 5 (263)         204 201  9 50.4   4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  9 1
 5/ 2*KILLED BY CRITICS (492)    2   2  1 50.0   5/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        2  1 1
 6/ 7 GREENWARDENS (244)       525 659 11 44.3   6/ 5*KILLED BY CRITICS (492)   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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): 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 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, 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 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to MALCORN once again!  TERMINUS showed MALCORN what they were made 
of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with BOSS?  He 
actually beat DARK CREATION's SIMULACRUM, and walked away with 17 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at STARBASE 5 while they watched BOSS clobber SIMULACRUM. 
He lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  REDBIRD was 
reminded on the sands why SOMNAMBULANT is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
DARK CREATION.  In my day, no team with a 195-178-9 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, TERMINUS?  What do people see in MIYAMOTO?  His 11-6-0?  TERMINUS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 91 points.  OTHERWORLD of KILLED BY CRITICS knows how to pick 
'em.  He challenged MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS who is up by 19.  Now was this a wise 
move?  OTHERWORLD perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was subdued by MOSSROCK 
and ended up with 33 recognition points.   
     Warriors of MALCORN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            29  16  0   118       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                 14  12  1   116       DARK CREATION (471)
 MIYAMOTO 4253                11   6  0    91       TERMINUS (417)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDBIRD 4869                 14  12  0    88       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BET TWICE 4858               12  19  2    73       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 AVERY 4256                   11   6  0    67       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUTHERAX 4868                17   8  2    66       DARK CREATION (471)
 QUASIL 4254                  11   6  0    57       TERMINUS (417)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSROCK 4871                14  11  1    54       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WIND RIDER 4876              10  11  0    54       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            8  15  1    43       STARBASE 5 (263)
 BOSS 4877                     5   9  1    43       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           7   7  0    37       STARBASE 5 (263)
 VARICK 4916                   5   1  0    34       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTHERWORLD 4887               2   2  1    33       KILLED BY CRITICS (492)
 STUMP 4882                    6  10  0    31       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SIMULACRUM 4906               5   3  1    30       DARK CREATION (471)
 ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905         4   4  1    25       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MORGUE 4917                   1   1  0    17       TERMINUS (417)
 AVENGELINA 4888               3   7  0    16       STARBASE 5 (263)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 THISTLEDOWN 4918              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?
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

Wendigo -- Thanks for putting Miyamoto in his place. -- Avery

Bet Twice -- Third time is a charm for skill learns from you.  Thanks! -- Quasil

Varpulis Rukh -- Our new teammate, Morgue, is a pretty interesting guy, no Alryn
though. -- Avery

Pie Eyed Piper -- I see you listened to my brother's advice and put on some armor.
Lucky me. -- Varick

Thistledown -- I'll get you next time. -- Morgue

Lutherax -- Gotcha!  And the fans loved to see it, too.  Very discerning, the fans
here. -- Redbird
P.S.  (twirling and preening)  Don't I look GOOD with the snow on the evergreens for
a background?

Otherworld -- (sternly)  The time when you're two oh and one is NOT the time to get a
swelled head about your record.  Not even if you have hidden tourney fights, which I
suppose you might, not that I care enough to go check.  But at least you pay
attention and learn well.  Some dwarves don't.  Too full of themselves. -- Mossrock

Simulacrum -- Yes, well, there IS a rush in having you kneel and beg, I admit it.
I'm not immune to that.  But it's, well, unmanly, you know?  Don't do it any more.
Lose, sure, do it lots, but not the groveling bit, okay? -- Wind Rider
P.S.  And maybe you should consider going back south to the plains?  I'd think a
Rirorni would freak from claustrophobia with all the trees around here.

Boss -- Or maybe the real question should be, "Who told EITHER of us we could fight?"
Looking at our records, I've gotta wonder about it. -- Stump

Morgue -- Yes, well, it was mostly exasperation.  Not at you, but look at me!  I'm
five foot nine, do I look Shewish?  You DO, but then, you're six eight.  Makes a bit
of a difference, you know? -- Thistledown, about to apply for a race correction to
Harkeny

The Boss -- Fortunately, no.  I'm done with all that. -- Ghost of Rock Maple

Avery -- If you want to try again, I'm here. -- Redbird

Strada -- Congratulations on your invite to the Isle.  Somnambulant wanted to say
goodbye but after 32 minutes of kickin' hell out of you, he just collapsed on the way
to the stable.  Yours was a career of legendary proportions.  Thank the Dark Gods we
will never again face Strada. -- Herbert Philip Lovecraft West

Miyamoto -- (Howling in the distance) -- Wendigo

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIYAMOTO devastated VARPULIS RUKH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
AVERY viciously subdued WIND RIDER in a 3 minute brutal expert's Challenge battle.
QUASIL was savagely defeated by BET TWICE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge duel.
OTHERWORLD was luckily beaten by MOSSROCK in a 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
ISITWALENGCENGCE slimly lost to VARICK in a action packed 3 minute Challenge brawl.
SOMNAMBULANT defeated REDBIRD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Title struggle.
WENDIGO handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
LUTHERAX vanquished PIE EYED PIPER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
SIMULACRUM lost to BOSS in a 2 minute duel.
STUMP outlasted AVENGELINA in a 10 minute brutal fight.
THISTLEDOWN was handily defeated by MORGUE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  25 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 578 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               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      SOMNAMBULANT 4784          29  16  0  118 DARK CREATION (471)
LUNGING ATTACK   WENDIGO 4866               14  12  1  116 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              11   6  0   91 TERMINUS (417)
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869               14  12  0   88 GREENWARDENS (244)
WALL OF STEEL    AVERY 4256                 11   6  0   67 TERMINUS (417)
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 REDBIRD 4869.  The ten other most popular fighters were BET TWICE 4858, 
ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905, AVERY 4256, OTHERWORLD 4887, SOMNAMBULANT 4784, VARICK 4916, 
WENDIGO 4866, LUTHERAX 4868, BOSS 4877, and MIYAMOTO 4253.

The least popular fighter this week was STUMP 4882.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THISTLEDOWN 4918, SIMULACRUM 4906, QUASIL 4254, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, 
AVENGELINA 4888, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, MORGUE 4917, MOSSROCK 4871, WIND RIDER 4876, 
and MIYAMOTO 4253.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOMNAMBULANT (15-4784) DARK CREATION (471)