DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2008    Duedate: 01/22/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WENDIGO
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4866) [15-12-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENDIGO                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK CREATION (471)            
(15-4866) [15-12-1,122]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REDBIRD                        BET TWICE
GREENWARDENS (244)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4869) [15-12-0,94]         (15-4858) [12-20-2,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         24
2. TERMINUS (417)              23      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)            20      Unchartered Team
4. KILLED BY CRITICS (492)      0
5. GREENWARDENS (244)          -3      WHITE STORM (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       383 293 20 56.7   1/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 TERMINUS (417)            50  40  0 55.6   2/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      202 181  9 52.7   3/ 2 TERMINUS (417)            8  7 0
 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)         207 202  9 50.6   4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  8 0
 5- 5*KILLED BY CRITICS (492)    2   2  1 50.0   5/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        1  2 0
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       527 662 11 44.3   6- 6*KILLED BY CRITICS (492)   0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MALCORN this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
GREENWARDENS is pushed out of top team by DARK CREATION, who came from 3rd with a 
4-1-0 this turn.  The STARBASE 5 guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, QUASIL fought BET TWICE and gained 13 points and contributed to TERMINUS' 2-3-0. 
WIND RIDER has lost to BOSS, falling 11 points, while helping make GREENWARDENS a 
2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SOMNAMBULANT 
remains MALCORN's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  
I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at Drake's Barbecue until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  DARK CREATION has cause to stand tall, as they were MALCORN's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided DARK CREATION stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was TERMINUS.  Anyone 
surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that MIYAMOTO from TERMINUS was MALCORN's 
most challenged warrior this turn.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to 
say sometimes), AVERY challenged WENDIGO today, facing a 49 difference in 
recognition.  Sad to say, AVERY lost to WENDIGO, and the attempt ended up costing 
AVERY 1 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that MALCORN has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, MALCORN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in MALCORN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                 15  12  1   122       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIYAMOTO 4253                11   7  0    95       TERMINUS (417)
 REDBIRD 4869                 15  12  0    94       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUTHERAX 4868                18   8  2    71       DARK CREATION (471)
 QUASIL 4254                  12   6  0    70       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERY 4256                   11   7  0    66       TERMINUS (417)
 BET TWICE 4858               12  20  2    65       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MOSSROCK 4871                15  11  1    57       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSS 4877                     6   9  1    55       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WIND RIDER 4876              10  12  0    43       GREENWARDENS (244)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            8  16  1    42       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           8   7  0    39       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SIMULACRUM 4906               6   3  1    39       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARICK 4916                   5   2  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  11  0    29       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905         4   5  1    24       DARK CREATION (471)
 MORGUE 4917                   2   1  0    24       TERMINUS (417)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVENGELINA 4888               4   7  0    23       STARBASE 5 (263)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 THISTLEDOWN 4918              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?
ROCK MAPLE 4897         6  5 0 GREENWARDENS 244     BET TWICE 4858        576   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALRYN 4915              2  2 0 TERMINUS 417         VARPULIS RUKH 4863    576  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Red Bird -- No thanks, I'm still recovering from our last fight. -- Avery

Wind Rider -- That played out almost exactly like our first fight. -- Avery

Bet Twice -- Guess I had that comming.  I squeaked past you our last few times.  But
with all you've taught me I'm going to have to go for number four. -- Quasil

ISITWALENGCENGCE -- That was for Vorn, even if he died before I got a chance to fight
with him. -- Varick

Thistledown -- I told you I'd get you next time.  And no, you don't look Shewish. --
Morgue

Malcorn -- I have military responsibilities on a distant world, so I may have a hard
time supervising my stable for the next 6-18 months.  They may end up fighting every
other turn. -- Carick, Manager of Terminus

Avery -- Drat, there go I, sliding into the deeps of a losing record.  I am told by
my teammates that I may never recover from this, but I will not despair.  Something
good may yet happen to me.... -- Wind Rider

Otherworld -- (shaking head sympathetically)  Those critics!  They have no judgment,
only power. -- Mossrock

Somnambulant -- Dream on. -- Redbird

Avengelina -- Lady, you need to figure out when to quit.  There was no need for you
to wear yourself to SUCH a frazzle, you know.  You could have lost as easily in half
the time. -- Stump

Morgue -- And so you did, but I bet if I'd gotten my proper race change--I'm much too
short to be a Shew--things would have been different! -- Thistledown, incorrigible
dreamer

Our congratulations to Somnambulant, leaving at last.  They say the Isle is a good
place to sleep.  Go for it. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

Lord Protector Somnambulant -- Check in at the Malcorn Embassy on the Isle and
they'll give you some chitties for free drinks around Talahya. -- Arenamaster Landon

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

AVERY was devastated by WENDIGO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
QUASIL unbelievably bested BET TWICE in a popular 7 minute gruesome Challenge match.
SIMULACRUM bested STUMP in a popular 6 minute Challenge contest.
SOMNAMBULANT luckily beat MIYAMOTO in a crowd pleasing 9 minute master's match.
REDBIRD vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LUTHERAX overpowered VARPULIS RUKH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MOSSROCK savagely defeated VARICK in a dull 8 minute gruesome melee.
WIND RIDER was viciously subdued by BOSS in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
PIE EYED PIPER won victory over ISITWALENGCENGCE in a popular 1 minute fight.
AVENGELINA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
THISTLEDOWN was overpowered by MORGUE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  25 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 579 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WENDIGO 4866               15  12  1  122 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              11   7  0   95 TERMINUS (417)
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869               15  12  0   94 GREENWARDENS (244)
WALL OF STEEL    LUTHERAX 4868              18   8  2   71 DARK CREATION (471)
TOTAL PARRY      QUASIL 4254                12   6  0   70 TERMINUS (417)
BASHING ATTACK   PIE EYED PIPER 4878         8   7  0   39 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 MIYAMOTO 4253, 
SIMULACRUM 4906, BOSS 4877, WENDIGO 4866, REDBIRD 4869, LUTHERAX 4868, 
ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, MORGUE 4917, and AVERY 4256.

The least popular fighter this week was VARICK 4916.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THISTLEDOWN 4918, WIND RIDER 4876, MOSSROCK 4871, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, 
STUMP 4882, QUASIL 4254, AVENGELINA 4888, AVERY 4256, MORGUE 4917, and PIE EYED PIPER 
4878.

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

SOMNAMBULANT (15-4784) DARK CREATION (471)