DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/15/2009    Duedate: 04/28/2009

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AVENGELINA
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4888) [21-18-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AVENGELINA                     POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4888) [21-18-0,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVENGELINA                     AVENGELINA
STARBASE 5 (263)               STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4888) [21-18-0,116]        (15-4888) [21-18-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         17
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          15      DARK CREATION (471)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)            10      Unchartered Team
4. PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)       0
                                       ROCK-ETTS II (450)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      292 252 13 53.7   1/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         275 272  9 50.3   2/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       613 739 14 45.3   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          8  7 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 #34 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The full moon made a path of silver light through the tomb, but beyond the inner
door there was darkness.  Math stared at it for a long moment, then made the last
step, the one that would take him through.  It was like pushing through a curtain, or
a soft wall.  He felt it clinging to his face and hands, blocking his breath, and it
was like thick syrup so that he moved as through deep water.  The taste of it was
fear, and it was cold as death.  If they had to travel far like this--he didn't think
he would survive it.
     One difficult step.  Two.  He never thought of turning back, knew without asking
that wouldn't work.  Three.  It was impossible to hold some course here in smothering
darkness, impossible to know if anyone was ahead of him still.  Four.  Amazing that
the horse was so steady.  Five--
     Torchlight, so bright after the darkness that it was blinding.  Malcorn, Uncle
Wolf, the Dark Stranger, and their mounts.  Malcorn and Wolf held torches.  Math
gasped in relief.  The others would see fear's shadow still on his face, but he
didn't care.  Each of those three was in some way prepared for--if not this, things
of a similar nature.  Mage Lord, for Malcorn was surely that now, shaman, and...
whatever the Stranger was.  Whereas he, Math op Owain, was just an ordinary man.
     Still, he was not a total coward, and he could at least assume the mask of
courage.  He took a careful breath and looked around.  A cave, or more precisely a
tunnel.  The rock of the walls was rough and black and drank the torchlight, but the
floor was smooth and looked like some kind of tiles or paving stones.  Red.  Even,
blood red.  Not a pleasant image, but at least there WAS a floor.  It sloped downward
ahead of them.  Math did not look behind.  He had a feeling the 'doorway' through
which they'd come was gone or closed and would rather not know that definitely.
     Lord Malcorn met his eyes and nodded once.  Math read a wordless message of
approval and straightened his back, squared his shoulders.  When Malcorn led the way
down the tunnel, Math was ready to follow.
     They seemed to be walking for a long time, hours maybe.  Math would have sworn
to that, except... the torches didn't burn away.  The possibility that only minutes
had passed since they entered this tunnel--no, he wouldn't believe that.  Maybe not
hours, but more than a few minutes.  Time was twisted here, that had to be the
answer.
     Something ahead.  At first he couldn't make out what, the torchlight didn't
reach far, and besides, it didn't make sense.  A bridge, in this cave?  The floor
ahead went from red to black, which must be a river or, well, something along that
line.  With a bridge over it.  A stone arch, it looked like, maybe four feet wide,
without railings or even curbs at the edges.  Something on the bridge, nearer this
end than the center.  How many times did an adventure begin with monsters guarding
the only way to get somewhere?  He had a bad feeling about this--a fight on that
narrow bridge?  Disaster waiting to happen.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 615): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 617): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 611): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 613): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 612): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 597): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 588): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): 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 478): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 445): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 388): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 504): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 615): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 617): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 611): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 613): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 603): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 597): STORM BRINGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 588): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): 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 478): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 445): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 388): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 504): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, 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.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, 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 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (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.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in MALCORN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as GREENWARDENS is pushed out of top team by DARK CREATION, who came from 
2nd with a 3-2-1 this turn.  And let's see, ROCKWOOD fought TROGLODYTE and gained 16 
points and contributed to GREENWARDENS' 2-3-0.  TROGLODYTE has lost to ROCKWOOD, 
falling 11 points, while helping make DARK CREATION a 3-2-1 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and AVENGELINA remains MALCORN's top warrior for 
another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was STARBASE 5's warrior VARPULIS RUKH.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  NECROPALYPSE of DARK CREATION had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 10 points in a challenge which she won.  I thought NECROPALYPSE 
showed great skill and promise when she bested VARPULIS RUKH.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVENGELINA 4888              21  18  0   116       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NECROPALYPSE 4950            13   6  1   110       DARK CREATION (471)
 STUMP 4882                   20  30  0    96       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          19  24  0    86       STARBASE 5 (263)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863           16  35  1    86       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QRYSYS 4958                   5   3  0    61       DARK CREATION (471)
 REXROTH 4957                  6   2  0    60       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARIEL 4963                  4   3  1    44       DARK CREATION (471)
 APOK 4964                     4   2  0    37       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGATE 4951                    7   5  0    26       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BRISTLECONE 4952              6   6  1    26       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEHEART 4972               3   1  0    18       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ROCKWOOD 4984                 1   0  0    16       GREENWARDENS (244)
-KHAMUL 4033                   1   5  0     8       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
 TROGLODYTE 4978               2   1  0     7       DARK CREATION (471)
-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)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983          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?
KARNHORN SPY            0  0 0                      STARIEL 4963          612  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Avengelina -- Over to you, and good luck with it. -- Redthorn

Zircon -- Go, go, man.  Take the Isle by storm, it being the season for storms.  Good
luck to you there. -- Stump

Huh, that Cult Member is a low type, and probably a troublemaker. -- Bristlecone

Stariel -- I don't know why the call you "dark," I find you bright and glittery.  Or
maybe that's just the edge of your sword.... -- Agate

Apok -- Don't lie, you laughed.  I heard you.  I saw you.  Slapping your knee
laughing. -- Stoneheart

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NECROPALYPSE devastated VARPULIS RUKH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
AVENGELINA outwaited STUMP in a exciting 7 minute expert's Title battle.
PIE EYED PIPER defeated QRYSYS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
REXROTH devastated AGATE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
APOK subdued BRISTLECONE in a 3 minute competition.
STARIEL butchered KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TROGLODYTE was bested by ROCKWOOD in a 2 minute amateur's match.
STONEHEART handily defeated STARLYN FYREFLY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  29 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 612 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         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     AVENGELINA 4888            21  18  0  116 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   NECROPALYPSE 4950          13   6  1  110 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                 5   3  0   61 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957                6   2  0   60 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  STARIEL 4963                4   3  1   44 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 ROCKWOOD 4984, REXROTH 
4957, STONEHEART 4972, NECROPALYPSE 4950, STUMP 4882, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, APOK 4964, 
STARIEL 4963, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, and QRYSYS 4958.

The least popular fighter this week was STARLYN FYREFLY 4983.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TROGLODYTE 4978, BRISTLECONE 4952, AGATE 4951, QRYSYS 4958, 
VARPULIS RUKH 4863, STARIEL 4963, APOK 4964, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, STUMP 4882, and 
NECROPALYPSE 4950.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AVENGELINA (15-4888) STARBASE 5 (263)