DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2008    Duedate: 05/13/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUASIL
TERMINUS (417)
(15-4254) [14-6-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIYAMOTO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
TERMINUS (417)                 
(15-4253) [12-8-0,93]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WENDIGO                        SIMULACRUM
DARK CREATION (471)            DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4866) [15-20-1,68]         (15-4906) [10-7-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         30
2. TERMINUS (417)              26      TERMINUS (417)
3. HELL'S LEGIONS (497)         0      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)             0
5. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           0      CICHLIDS (340)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*HELL'S LEGIONS (497)       1   0  0  100   1/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 2/ 3 TERMINUS (417)            57  42  0 57.6   2/ 4 TERMINUS (417)            7  2 0
 3- 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       389 293 20 57.0   3/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      222 201  9 52.5   4- 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  5 0
 5- 5 STARBASE 5 (263)         219 214  9 50.6   5- 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        1  0 0
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       545 684 13 44.3   6- 6*HELL'S LEGIONS (497)      1  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 592): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 592): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
                       (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You seem to have rotten luck in title matches, Wendigo.  May I call you Wendi?
Anyway, it's probably some kind of complex.  You can't imagine being Duelmaster
instead of, for instance, me, so you don't even try.

                                      Mossrock

P.S.  And then, of course, there's the strong possibility of an input error.  It
wasn't US, we haven't had any input for months.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for MALCORN.  Too bad, GREENWARDENS, but DARK 
CREATION was just too good to be stopped.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, DARK CREATION!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 1st!  MVP award for 
THISTLEDOWN?  GREENWARDENS' proud of him after beating AMBITIOUS GUARD and getting 16 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  STUMP's match with MORGUE cost him a loss of 7 
points!  Was that a tear I saw in QUASIL's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And 
wasn't MOSSROCK fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of DARK CREATION must be getting lonely. 
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  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!  Can TERMINUS' AVERY be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUASIL 4254                  14   6  0    90       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIYAMOTO 4253                12   8  0    93       TERMINUS (417)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYLYANNA 4919                 8   0  0    86       DARK CREATION (471)
 MOSSROCK 4871                20  14  2    77       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SIMULACRUM 4906              10   7  1    73       DARK CREATION (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                 15  20  1    68       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THULE 4921                    6   1  0    64       DARK CREATION (471)
 AVERY 4256                   12   8  0    62       TERMINUS (417)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIND RIDER 4876              13  17  0    56       GREENWARDENS (244)
-BOSS 4877                     8  12  1    52       STARBASE 5 (263)
 MORGUE 4917                   4   1  0    49       TERMINUS (417)
-VARPULIS RUKH 4863            9  19  1    47       STARBASE 5 (263)
-AVENGELINA 4888               8   8  0    47       STARBASE 5 (263)
-VARICK 4916                   6   2  0    44       TERMINUS (417)
 THISTLEDOWN 4918              4   7  0    44       GREENWARDENS (244)
-PIE EYED PIPER 4878          10  10  0    42       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STUMP 4882                    8  17  0    41       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZIRCON 4920                   3   2  0    31       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MARDUK 4942                   2   0  0    17       DARK CREATION (471)
-DEMONIC 4935                  1   0  0    16       HELL'S LEGIONS (497)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 REDTHORN 4943                 0   1  0     1       GREENWARDENS (244)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lylyanna -- Well, that's interesting.  Jorja's got you listed as an official Shew,
even though to the non-Commission eye you're too short to be a member of that group.
As someone else seems to have noticed as well.  Congratulations on having someone pay
attention to the details. -- Stump

Miyamoto -- You need to be careful with that team name, people might think they're
supposed to terminate you!  But that isn't why I tried to bury you in the sand,
because in point of fact I did NOT try to bury you in the sand.  How could I?  You
didn't fall down. -- Redbird

Avengelina -- You've got a listening problem, don't you?  I tell you yet again, it
was NOT me who did whatever.  Cheese, look at me!  COULD I have done anything worthy
of your determined efforts? -- Thisteldown

Zircon -- Boy, has the Commission got it in for you!  They should KNOW that a dwarf
named after a gemstone (or at least a mineral) could not POSSIBLY be that tall.  Get
'em to fix your height right away, before you bash yourself on the ceiling! -- Wind
Rider

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WENDIGO was devastated by MIYAMOTO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
AVERY was vanquished by LYLYANNA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MOSSROCK was outlasted by QUASIL in a dull 11 minute Title fight.
SIMULACRUM bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute contest.
WIND RIDER was overpowered by THULE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORGUE bested STUMP in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
THISTLEDOWN devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
MARDUK defeated REDTHORN in a 1 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 587 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         3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      QUASIL 4254                14   6  0   90 TERMINUS (417)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              12   8  0   93 TERMINUS (417)
SLASHING ATTACK  THULE 4921                  6   1  0   64 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    AVERY 4256                 12   8  0   62 TERMINUS (417)
BASHING ATTACK   MORGUE 4917                 4   1  0   49 TERMINUS (417)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WENDIGO 4866.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIMULACRUM 4906.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYLYANNA 4919, MORGUE 
4917, THULE 4921, THISTLEDOWN 4918, MIYAMOTO 4253, WIND RIDER 4876, STUMP 4882, 
MARDUK 4942, WENDIGO 4866, and AVERY 4256.

The least popular fighter this week was MOSSROCK 4871.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUASIL 4254, REDTHORN 4943, AVERY 4256, WENDIGO 4866, MARDUK 4942, 
STUMP 4882, WIND RIDER 4876, MIYAMOTO 4253, THISTLEDOWN 4918, and THULE 4921.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."