DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2008    Duedate: 03/04/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-582

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BET TWICE
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4858) [15-20-2,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BET TWICE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             
(15-4858) [15-20-2,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BET TWICE                      WIND RIDER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4858) [15-20-2,109]        (15-4876) [12-13-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          17
2. DARK CREATION (471)          8      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)             7      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)         -10
ULTIMATE WEAPONS II (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       386 293 20 56.8   1/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 1
 2/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      208 190  9 52.3   2/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)       6  9 0
 3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)         211 207  9 50.5   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          4  5 0
 4/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       534 670 12 44.4   4/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        3  0 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 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): 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 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, 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  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Better if you challenge someone else, Wendigo.  I don't have much to teach you,
though I did try.

                                     Redbird

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt MALCORN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARK CREATION is pushed out of top team by GREENWARDENS, who came from 
2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  And let's see, ZIRCON fought ISITWALENGCENGCE and gained 
16 points and contributed to STARBASE 5's 2-3-0.  SIMULACRUM has lost to WIND RIDER, 
falling 9 points, while helping make DARK CREATION a 2-3-0 turn.  And not without 
some honor, BET TWICE now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of MALCORN.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Drake's Barbecue 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was GREENWARDENS' 
warrior WIND RIDER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, MALCORN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in MALCORN and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in MALCORN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BET TWICE 4858               15  20  2   109       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSROCK 4871                17  12  2    86       GREENWARDENS (244)
 REDBIRD 4869                 17  13  0    86       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WENDIGO 4866                 15  15  1    75       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIND RIDER 4876              12  13  0    60       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSS 4877                     7  10  1    55       STARBASE 5 (263)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            8  17  1    42       STARBASE 5 (263)
 LYLYANNA 4919                 3   0  0    38       DARK CREATION (471)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878           9   8  0    36       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMULACRUM 4906               7   5  1    35       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP 4882                    6  14  0    32       GREENWARDENS (244)
 AVENGELINA 4888               5   8  0    26       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905         4   8  1    21       DARK CREATION (471)
 THULE 4921                    2   0  0    19       DARK CREATION (471)
 ZIRCON 4920                   1   1  0    17       STARBASE 5 (263)
 THISTLEDOWN 4918              2   4  0    15       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?
LUTHERAX 4868          18  9 2 DARK CREATION 471    MOSSROCK 4871         580   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stump -- If I didn't know any better, I'd think someone had tampered with my weapons.
Someone didn't want me to win that fight...at least not with my weapons of choice.  I
sure showed them eh?  What are they gonna do next?  Cut off my hands...hehehe...but
that's not funny cause then how could I drink my tankard of ale? -- The Piper

Lylyanna -- Seems to me, you been sizing me up even before you stepped into this
arena.  You got somethin to share, sister, let's hear it!  Either way, I'm going to
be looking for you in the near future.  You can count on it! -- Avengelina

Wind Rider -- I told you to just do what I want you to do and you won't have to take
these beatings!  Maybe you'll listen next time! -- Boss (yours)

H.P.L. West -- Yes I have hopes in keeping regular, however traveling these worlds, I
forget sometimes that they lie in different times and the parallel continuum may not
exceed the counter connector deflecting rectifier, resulting in a complete absence of
time in my current existence, until I can figure out the proper ratio and mathematics
involved in trans-world time warp and configuring all natural re-occurring loop holes
and trying to comply any unexpected natural and UNnatural catastrophic happenings in
and around my routes.  I hope you can understand, and except any apologies. -- Burk
the Cyborg

H.P.L. West -- Seems Burk had the crew out doing some inter stellar exploration
again.  And yes, the Greenwardens have become fairly dominant in many cases. -- Zeus

Isitwalengcengce -- How should I know? -- Thistledown

Bet Twice -- What happened to Sir Aglio?  Not that you, personally, would know.  As
to our fight (groan), I guess I'd better get rolling, or else get more moss, one or
the other. -- Mossrock
P.S.  But I *like* moss and sitting still.

Pie Eyed Piper -- That must be quite a brew!  It certainly gave ME a hangover. --
Stump

Boss -- The very concept fills me with rebellion. -- Wind Rider

H.P.L. West -- It's good for 'em.  Er...why does my spirit need appeasing?  Last time
I looked, it was doing just fine with roast pork and the occasional tankard of ale.
-- Stump

Herbert P.L. West -- Good luck.  We don't challenge, so if you avoid us and there's
anyone else around, you should be able to hold clear. -- Jorja

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

SIMULACRUM was devastated by WIND RIDER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LYLYANNA handily defeated STUMP in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
REDBIRD was devastated by BET TWICE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
MOSSROCK defeated WENDIGO in a 3 minute master's match.
BOSS was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
PIE EYED PIPER was narrowly defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
VARPULIS RUKH was savagely defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 4 minute uneven melee.
ISITWALENGCENGCE lost to ZIRCON in a 2 minute gory expert vs. beginner upset fight.
THISTLEDOWN was defeated by AVENGELINA in a 3 minute match.
THULE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  19 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 582 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         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOSSROCK 4871              17  12  2   86 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  REDBIRD 4869               17  13  0   86 GREENWARDENS (244)
AIMED BLOW       LYLYANNA 4919               3   0  0   38 DARK CREATION (471)
BASHING ATTACK   PIE EYED PIPER 4878         9   8  0   36 STARBASE 5 (263)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BET TWICE 4858.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WIND RIDER 4876.  The ten other most popular fighters were VARPULIS RUKH 4863, 
WENDIGO 4866, ISITWALENGCENGCE 4905, THISTLEDOWN 4918, AVENGELINA 4888, MOSSROCK 
4871, ZIRCON 4920, SIMULACRUM 4906, LYLYANNA 4919, and BET TWICE 4858.

The least popular fighter this week was REDBIRD 4869.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STUMP 4882, THULE 4921, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, BOSS 4877, BET TWICE 4858, 
LYLYANNA 4919, SIMULACRUM 4906, ZIRCON 4920, MOSSROCK 4871, and AVENGELINA 4888.