DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2009    Duedate: 03/17/2009

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-609

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REDTHORN
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4943) [17-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REDTHORN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GREENWARDENS (244)             
(15-4943) [17-6-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVENGELINA                     AVENGELINA
STARBASE 5 (263)               STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4888) [19-17-0,98]         (15-4888) [19-17-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          38
2. DARK CREATION (471)         26      DARK CREATION (471)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)             0      Unchartered Team
4. PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)       0
                                       DWEOMERBORNE (337)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      283 246 12 53.5   1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      10  4 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         267 265  9 50.2   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       605 732 14 45.3   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 0
 4- 4 PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)    73 116 12 38.6   4- 4 PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)    1  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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #31 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the North Woods:

     Math laid down where Wolf told him to, but he didn't expect to sleep, so it was
a surprise when the old shaman shook him awake.  He even felt a little rested.  It
was dark except for a single candle that someone had set on a shelf; it flickered and
smoked.  Malcorn was standing near it, reading from a small book that was almost lost
in his big hands.
     "We need to get the horses ready," Wolf said.  "Half an hour to moonrise, and
then we will be leaving."
     Math looked at the rear of the mausoleum, which was carved to look like a door.
What it looked like was a stone wall.
     Wolf saw the way his eyes went and snorted.  "It is a door, and it will open for
us in half an hour."
     Which didn't reassure him at all.

Somewhere else, no longer in the woods:

     "I never heard what the Spirit Land was like," Blackwind said.  "Do you suppose
this is it?"
     "Does it matter?" the Croc asked.  "It's where we are and what we have to work
with."  His non-human head swung a little.  "The link is clear."
     "Yeah."  Blackwind sighed.  No use expecting the lizard-man to think like he
did.  "I just wondered, and information is always good to have.  I've never heard
much about the Spirit Land, in Malcorn we don't, well, I was going to say we don't
deal with it, but I suppose we must one way or another.  But not, um, raw, the way
the Rirorni do.  The way Uncle Wolf would."
     "Or Redfox?  He is Rirorni, perhaps he knows more about what is happening here."
     "Might be, but it doesn't help us any."
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     There was a voice, not the nighthunter, someone else.  For a wasteland, this
place was getting crowded.  Him, the nighthunter, through the link he could feel
Blackwind and Agro coming toward them, and now this voice like thunder speaking words
he didn't know.  Maybe this was the "demon lord Arhazul" that the nighthunter had
bargained with to be free to hunt.  The demon lord that would demand half his blood.
He almost laughed, these supernatural predators were so predictable.  But deadly for
all that.
     The nighthunter answered in the same unknown language, whining.  Groveling.  It
was afraid.  Probably in trouble because it hadn't killed him yet.  And all the demon
lord cared about was his blood, not his fear.  Maybe it would kill him itself.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "Redfox, and trouble," Blackwind said, looking at the cluster of beings in the
distance.  Redfox, down across a stone.  The nighthunter.  Something else.
     The Croc made a growling sound that might have been agreement.  "Redfox may be
dead."
     "Then we recover his body and take it back to the Isle for resurrection."  His
hand went to his sword.  "Even if we have to fight for it."
     Agro grinned, revealling a mouth that contained more teeth than seemed
reasonable.  "A fight would be good."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Had the Pie Eyed Piper been of a more abstemious nature, I might not be here
writing this note from the top.  In fact, as I look at our respective records, I
wonder if we should be on each other's team instead of our own?  That sounds more
complicated than it really is.
     I note that the only style Jorja hasn't graduated from this arena is a parry-
lunger, and I would guess that unless our new recruit is something special, he'll end
up as a plunger just for completeness.  Not that it'll guarantee his survival.
What's oddest, though, is that it's the plunger and not the piker who's missing.
Jorja really doesn't like parry-strikers, but she's managed to graduate two from
here.  How does she do that?  Even she probably doesn't know.
     Ah, well, one of these days in the foreseeable future, I, too, may graduate.
What a rush that would be!

                                     Redthorn

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to MALCORN once again!  It seems so recently people were saying 
GREENWARDENS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 0.  I guess they're 
washed no more...  What's with QRYSYS?  He actually beat MALCORN's THE USEROUS 
MERCHANT, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at 
GREENWARDENS while they watched STUMP clobber VARPULIS RUKH.  He lost 9 points and 
got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, ZIRCON wasn't good 
enough at persuading REDTHORN to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     Warriors of MALCORN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDTHORN 4943                17   6  0   108       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVENGELINA 4888              19  17  0    98       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STUMP 4882                   19  28  0    95       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ZIRCON 4920                  16   9  0    94       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863           15  33  1    86       STARBASE 5 (263)
 NECROPALYPSE 4950            10   6  1    82       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          17  23  0    74       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REXROTH 4957                  5   0  0    59       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QRYSYS 4958                   4   1  0    52       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOK 4964                     2   1  0    24       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITUS 4965                    1   0  0    22       PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)
 AGATE 4951                    6   3  0    21       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BRISTLECONE 4952              4   5  1    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STONEHEART 4972               1   0  0    13       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STARIEL 4963                  2   2  0     9       DARK CREATION (471)
-KHAMUL 4033                   1   5  0     8       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
-AKHORAHIL 4031                0   1  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-ADUNAPHEL 4032                0   4  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Necropalypse -- I look at you on my dance card and I wonder, a major earthquake in a
graveyard?  A Night of the Living Dead?  Or unliving dead, as the case may be.  Or
calypso music from the mausoleum?  The possibilities are many, and I don't have to do
a thing about them.  What a relief. -- Wind Rider

Qrysys -- I tried to tell Jorja I couldn't write you a personal because I couldn't
pronounce your name, but she wasn't buying that one.  Foiled again.  How DO you
pronounce it? -- Agate

Avengelina -- You take things too hard, lady.  Relax.  Sure, there might be things
you need to avenge, but you don't have to let that need ruin the rest of your life.
Sit in the sun and listen to the birds make their spring-time racket, watch the snow
turn to mud, all that good stuff. -- Stump

Apok -- A golem, I should have known.  Golems just don't do it for me. -- Bristlecone

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REDTHORN bested ZIRCON in a 1 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
VARPULIS RUKH was subdued by STUMP in a popular 4 minute veteran's melee.
PIE EYED PIPER was viciously subdued by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 4 minute brawl.
AVENGELINA narrowly defeated NECROPALYPSE in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
QRYSYS devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
REXROTH overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BRISTLECONE was viciously subdued by APOK in a 4 minute gruesome duel.
AGATE luckily beat STARIEL in a action packed 5 minute gory duel.
STONEHEART overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 609 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-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REDTHORN 4943              17   6  0  108 GREENWARDENS (244)
PARRY-STRIKE     AVENGELINA 4888            19  17  0   98 STARBASE 5 (263)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZIRCON 4920                16   9  0   94 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957                5   0  0   59 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                 4   1  0   52 DARK CREATION (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVENGELINA 4888.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AVENGELINA 4888.  The ten other most popular fighters were NECROPALYPSE 4950, 
VARPULIS RUKH 4863, STARIEL 4963, QRYSYS 4958, STUMP 4882, REDTHORN 4943, PIE EYED 
PIPER 4878, REXROTH 4957, APOK 4964, and STONEHEART 4972.

The least popular fighter this week was BRISTLECONE 4952.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AGATE 4951, ZIRCON 4920, STONEHEART 4972, APOK 4964, REXROTH 
4957, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, REDTHORN 4943, STUMP 4882, QRYSYS 4958, and STARIEL 4963.