DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/01/2009    Duedate: 04/14/2009

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AVENGELINA
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4888) [20-18-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AVENGELINA                     POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4888) [20-18-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVENGELINA                     STARIEL
STARBASE 5 (263)               DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4888) [20-18-0,108]        (15-4963) [3-3-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         36
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            20      DARK CREATION (471)
3. PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)       0      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)         -21
                                       THE FAMILY (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      289 250 12 53.6   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         272 270  9 50.2   2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       8  6 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       611 736 14 45.4   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 0
 4- 4 PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)    73 120 12 37.8   4- 4 PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)    0  4 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 #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "It is these weasels from the Silent Place who have disturbed the balances,"
Arhazul said after a moment's thought.  "AND one of theirs who set you astray in
search of me and mine.  So.  They must be--"
     "We were told that there were out-of-control necromancers involved in this,"
Blackwind said.  He edged close enough to free Redfox's hands.
     "No doubt.  Humans will always meddle, it's what you do, is it not?  Even now,
you are meddling with ME.  But it is those eaters of souls at the Silent Place who
are MY concern, and if you would ever return to your own world, you will aid me as I
demand in dealing with MY enemies."
     "I guess we don't have much choice," Blackwind said again.  "Except... we won't
do anything that is going to mess up OUR world, you know."
     Arhazul waved what must be a hand, though the fingers were too long and thin and
it had claws instead of nails, still, more a hand than a paw.  Better not get in the
habit of thinking of this entity as an animal.  "That is understood.  We each have
our own agenda, that is the human phrase, is it not?  And we will each attempt to get
the best balance for our own purposes.  A struggle, but with rules.  It will be
amusing."
     "Amusing?"
     "Certainly.  To be what you call a 'demon' and live here doing what is
available, it becomes boring after a few eons.  A new activity is always welcome.
But come, we must begin."  It paused, clicking its clawed digits against each other.
After a moment, it said, "Yes, first--Chorzelan.  It will be a journey, I do not
consider it a long one.  You must be alert, there are dangers--for me as well as for
you."  The fangs flashed in something that might have been a grin.  "And if anything
happens to me, you will never get out of this world, nor will you long escape others
who might not have my scruples.  Therefore think with care before you consider
betraying me."
     "We've said we'd work with you," Blackwind answered sharply.  "That counts as an
oath in my book, and we aren't traitors."

     The half hour till moonrise seemed one of the longest Math op Owain had ever
experienced, and at the same time, one of the shortest.  No one spoke.  Once the
horses were saddled, they simply stood, each by his own mount, waiting for moonrise.
It was overcast, at least, Math could see no stars.  How would they even know when
the moon rose?  He opened his mouth to ask, looked around at his companions in the
light of the single candle, and changed his mind.  Lord Malcorn, Uncle Wolf, the Dark
Stranger--not people he wanted to question.  What was he, an ordinary human
gladiator, no longer young, doing in the company of these... powers?  He would be
glad to get out of this, go home, forget the whole business.  His feet were cold
clear up to his armpits.  But he didn't think he could find the way back from here,
and with strange beasts howling in the woods, he wasn't going to wander off on his
own.
     And then the moon rose.
     Math couldn't see the moon, but light shot into the mausoleum from somewhere,
and Lord Malcorn was chanting words of power, and the inner door opened with a sound
of stone grinding on stone.
     Malcorn stepped through the doorway, leading his horse.  The Dark Stranger
hesitated, and Uncle Wolf crowded against him, forcing him to enter next.  Then the
shaman.  And Math wasn't going to stay here by himself.  He grabbed his horse's
bridle as much for the comfort of its large, warm presence as to make sure it came
along, and walked toward the inner door.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 611): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You are a worthy opponent, Avengelina.  I, who am about to graduate into
retirement, salute you.

                                     Redthorn

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt MALCORN will ever be the same.  And let's see, STARIEL fought AGATE and 
gained 21 points and contributed to DARK CREATION's 3-2-0.  STONEHEART has lost to 
APOK, falling 12 points, while helping make GREENWARDENS a 2-3-0 turn.  And all eyes 
were on AVENGELINA this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  MALCORN 
has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that Drake's Barbecue uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the 
GREENWARDENS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on MALCORN, what are 
you afraid of?  And avoiding GREENWARDENS more than any other team we find DARK 
CREATION.  MALCORN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that VARPULIS RUKH from STARBASE 5 was MALCORN's most 
challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  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                  
 AVENGELINA 4888              20  18  0   108       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP 4882                   20  29  0   103       GREENWARDENS (244)
 NECROPALYPSE 4950            12   6  1   102       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863           16  34  1    92       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          18  24  0    84       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QRYSYS 4958                   5   2  0    60       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REXROTH 4957                  5   2  0    55       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOK 4964                     3   2  0    32       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STARIEL 4963                  3   3  0    30       DARK CREATION (471)
 BRISTLECONE 4952              6   5  1    29       GREENWARDENS (244)
 AGATE 4951                    7   4  0    25       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROGLODYTE 4978               2   0  0    18       DARK CREATION (471)
 STONEHEART 4972               2   1  0    10       GREENWARDENS (244)
-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

Varpulis Rukh -- That's the trouble with small arenas, no surprises.  Sure, there's
always a chance the win and lose bit would go one way instead of the other, but it
isn't so big a chance as all that.  And we all KNOW each other.  Of course, it makes
for friends in the bars near the arena--no strangers here!  But still. -- Stump

Apok -- Maybe you need to tune up your engine?  It keeps going pokatapokata, which
they tell me is not ideal in a smoothly functioning golem. -- Agate

Oh, french fries, a Persistent Beggar.  How unimaginative can you get? -- Bristlecone

Stariel -- I'm *called* stone-hearted, but really, it's just mush around a pretty
woman like you.  I could hardly bring myself to hit you. -- Stoneheart

Our congratulations to Zircon. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

Zeus and Blackwind -- Sorry such a short bit of writing today, more next time. -- the
Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NECROPALYPSE viciously subdued VARPULIS RUKH in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
REDTHORN was unbelievably bested by AVENGELINA in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
ZIRCON was narrowly defeated by STUMP in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory master's duel.
PIE EYED PIPER overpowered REXROTH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
QRYSYS was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute duel.
BRISTLECONE narrowly defeated CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute struggle.
AGATE was savagely defeated by STARIEL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
TROGLODYTE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute beginner's melee.
APOK vanquished STONEHEART in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  26 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 611 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     AVENGELINA 4888            20  18  0  108 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   NECROPALYPSE 4950          12   6  1  102 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                 5   2  0   60 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957                5   2  0   55 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 STARIEL 4963.  The ten other most popular fighters were NECROPALYPSE 4950, 
AVENGELINA 4888, STUMP 4882, AGATE 4951, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, 
BRISTLECONE 4952, APOK 4964, QRYSYS 4958, and REXROTH 4957.

The least popular fighter this week was TROGLODYTE 4978.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONEHEART 4972, REXROTH 4957, QRYSYS 4958, APOK 4964, BRISTLECONE 
4952, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, AGATE 4951, STUMP 4882, and AVENGELINA 
4888.

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

ZIRCON (15-4920) STARBASE 5 (263)
REDTHORN (15-4943) GREENWARDENS (244)