DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2008    Duedate: 02/19/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REDBIRD
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4869) [17-12-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REDBIRD                        POSITION IS EMPTY
GREENWARDENS (244)             
(15-4869) [17-12-0,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REDBIRD                        BET TWICE
GREENWARDENS (244)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4869) [17-12-0,118]        (15-4858) [14-20-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         29
2. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          21      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)            10      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)           5
5. TERMINUS (417)               0      SPIDERS (325)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       385 293 20 56.8   1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 2- 2 TERMINUS (417)            50  40  0 55.6   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 1
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      206 187  9 52.4   3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  3 0
 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)         209 204  9 50.6   4/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        2  1 0
 5/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       532 667 12 44.4   5- 3 TERMINUS (417)            2  3 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 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Always best to keep things short, right, Wendigo?  My thanks for the skill, you
never know when one like that will come in handy.

                                      Redbird

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of MALCORN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  TRIPLE CROWN had 
cause to celebrate, after BET TWICE got 21 points by beating MOSSROCK.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 15 points to 
BET TWICE.  (Discrete enough, MOSSROCK?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by WENDIGO, of DARK CREATION, who despite a 15-14-1 couldn't overcome 
MALCORN's Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, THISTLEDOWN is the most challenged 
warrior.  Mismatched by 13 points, THISTLEDOWN subdued ISITWALENGCENGCE.  Is this 
really worth noting?  I thought ISITWALENGCENGCE showed great skill and promise when 
it was bested by THISTLEDOWN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for MALCORN?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDBIRD 4869                 17  12  0   118       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIYAMOTO 4253                11   7  0    95       TERMINUS (417)
 BET TWICE 4858               14  20  2    92       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                 15  14  1    82       DARK CREATION (471)
 MOSSROCK 4871                16  12  2    75       GREENWARDENS (244)
-QUASIL 4254                  12   6  0    70       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AVERY 4256                   11   7  0    66       TERMINUS (417)
 BOSS 4877                     7   9  1    63       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIND RIDER 4876              11  13  0    46       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SIMULACRUM 4906               7   4  1    44       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           9   7  0    43       STARBASE 5 (263)
-VARPULIS RUKH 4863            8  16  1    42       STARBASE 5 (263)
-VARICK 4916                   5   2  0    34       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP 4882                    6  13  0    31       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LYLYANNA 4919                 2   0  0    24       DARK CREATION (471)
-MORGUE 4917                   2   1  0    24       TERMINUS (417)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905         4   7  1    20       DARK CREATION (471)
 AVENGELINA 4888               4   8  0    20       STARBASE 5 (263)
 THISTLEDOWN 4918              2   3  0    19       GREENWARDENS (244)
 THULE 4921                    1   0  0    10       DARK CREATION (471)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 ZIRCON 4920                   0   1  0     1       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LUTHERAX 4868          18  9 2 DARK CREATION 471    MOSSROCK 4871         580   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stump -- Perhaps it will serve to appease your spirit to know that as a result of
their miserable showing last turn, my entire stable has spent the intervening week
banished to the forest.  No creature comforts, no amenities, just practice, practice,
practice. -- H.P.L. West

Terminus, Triple Crown, Starbase 5 -- I hope that you will soon return to normal
(routine) gameplay.  Apparently my stable cannot defeat the Greenwardens and I need
other competitors to duel against. -- H.P.L. West

Jorja -- I beg of you, please refrain from decimating my team in the near future. --
Herbert P.L. West

Lutherax -- Ah, but you see, moss likes it dark, or at least dim.  Very versatile,
moss. -- Mossrock
P.S.  I didn't realize till I looked at the Dead List that you had died in that
encounter.  I regret that.  If your manager wants to bloodfeud, you know I'll be
here.

Isitwalengcengce -- No, probably not. -- Wind Rider
P.S.  I think it's vanilla.

Drat that Userous Merchant!  I was SAVING, I wanted a 'nest egg' for...for....  Ah.
For something?  I can't seem to remember what it was. -- Stump
P.S.  Interruptions are a Bad Thing.

Lylyanna -- Would you believe...chivalry? -- Thistledown

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ISITWALENGCENGCE slimly lost to THISTLEDOWN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
REDBIRD handily defeated WENDIGO in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BET TWICE viciously subdued MOSSROCK in a popular 8 minute brutal veteran's contest.
PIE EYED PIPER viciously subdued STUMP in a 3 minute gruesome brawl.
SIMULACRUM defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
BOSS handily defeated WIND RIDER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AVENGELINA was viciously subdued by LYLYANNA in a 3 minute duel.
ZIRCON was vanquished by THULE 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 581 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869               17  12  0  118 GREENWARDENS (244)
LUNGING ATTACK   WENDIGO 4866               15  14  1   82 DARK CREATION (471)
TOTAL PARRY      MOSSROCK 4871              16  12  2   75 GREENWARDENS (244)
AIMED BLOW       SIMULACRUM 4906             7   4  1   44 DARK CREATION (471)
BASHING ATTACK   PIE EYED PIPER 4878         9   7  0   43 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 LYLYANNA 4919, 
ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905, THISTLEDOWN 4918, REDBIRD 4869, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, 
SIMULACRUM 4906, AVENGELINA 4888, MOSSROCK 4871, BOSS 4877, and THULE 4921.

The least popular fighter this week was ZIRCON 4920.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WIND RIDER 4876, STUMP 4882, WENDIGO 4866, THULE 4921, BOSS 4877, 
MOSSROCK 4871, AVENGELINA 4888, SIMULACRUM 4906, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, and REDBIRD 
4869.