DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2009    Duedate: 07/21/2009

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REXROTH
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4957) [9-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIE EYED PIPER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4878) [22-27-0,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIE EYED PIPER                 REXROTH
STARBASE 5 (263)               DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4878) [22-27-0,102]        (15-4957) [9-5-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          36
2. STARBASE 5 (263)             6      DARK CREATION (471)
3. DARK CREATION (471)          6      Unchartered Team

                                       CANDY (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      309 265 17 53.8   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         288 284  9 50.3   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  5 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       631 751 14 45.7   3/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       6  9 2

    '*'   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 #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

By the waters of the River of Sleep:

     The guardian of the bridge took the coin and bowed low, then stepped to the
side.  Off the bridge.  Math blinked and pressed the bag of juniper closer to his
face.  It looked like the guardian was standing in mid-air above the river!
     Malcorn bowed in return, not so low, maybe, but with obvious respect, and led
his horse onto the bridge.  Wolf nudged the reluctant Dark Stranger forward, followed
it, and beckoned to Math to bring up the rear.
     Math pressed the bag of juniper to his face and took a deep breath, glad of the
clean scent of it that cleared his head, and advanced toward the un-railed span.  He
could think of many things he'd rather be doing, almost anything, but they all
involved getting out of this place, and the only way to do that was to go forward.
Across the bridge.  He didn't turn to look behind them, because he had a suspicion
that there was nothing back there.  At the least, nothing that would be helpful or
comforting.
     He wondered again how he had come to this pass:  being a gladiator, yes, that
was clear enough, he'd needed to eat, and it was at that time the only job going.
But to be here, on this adventure, was he insane?  Was it something in the water on
the Isle?  Maybe the crowding there had made him a little crazy?  Surely he wasn't
fool enough to accept an adventure out of BOREDOM?
     The stones of the bridge rang like bell-metal under his feet, making him jump.
He hadn't heard it when the others stepped onto the span.  Steam, or smoke, or some
kind of fumes came up from the water, swirling and drifting into shapes that he would
rather not see too clearly.  He took another breath of juniper-filtered air.  It was
one thing to study the uncanny, and something entirely different to experience it.
From now on, he'd be satisfied with study.  He kept his eyes firmly on the walkway
just ahead of his boots and tried not to think about what he might see if he looked
anywhere else at all.  One foot in front of the other, and soon this crossing would
be done.
     A hoarse cry and a scuffling sound jerked his attention up and forward.  The
Dark Stranger and Lord Malcorn were struggling on the narrow span.  What happened to
Malcorn's horse that had been between them, had it fallen in--?  No, it was in the
lead now, almost to the other bank.  Impossible to see from this distance who was
trying to do what to whom--jumping off the bridge, pushing someone off the bridge, he
couldn't tell.  Didn't care.  If it came to a choice between the Dark Stranger and
Lord Malcorn, he'd go with the Malcorn any day.  If there was anything he could do to
help.  He'd have to get passed the shaman Wolf's horse, and Wolf himself, and the
Dark Stranger's mount--
     But Wolf was already moving forward.  He just touched the Stranger's mount, and
it screamed and dissolved into a dark cloud that blew away.  He had something in his
hand that Math couldn't see.  Where was the bridge-keeper in all this?  Didn't he
have some responsibility to see to it that people who had paid the toll got across?
Apparently not, and Math wasn't going to look around and demand explanations.
     The struggle was becoming less ambiguous:  the Dark Stranger was wrenching at
Lord Malcorn's grip in an apparent effort to throw itself off the bridge into the
river.  Which was smoking or steaming more actively, almost reaching for the pair on
the bridge.  And the Stranger was trying to take Malcorn down with it.  Malcorn was
resisting, trying to keep the Stranger from jumping, himself from falling.
     What the heck?  Wasn't the Dark Stranger supposed to be an ally?
     The Stranger raked clawed hands across Malcorn's face, twisted again, and pulled
free.  Jumped--it looked almost like it expected to fly:  arms wide holding out the
cloak that fluttered along its trailing edge.
     A swan-dive sort of swoop, dipping toward the seething water and then upward
again.
     Wolf shouting words like trumpet calls.
     The swirling vapor condensing into animal shapes, ragged but menacing.  Hounds,
or maybe wolves.  Leaping above the river.  Converging on the soaring Stranger.
     A wail of dismay or despair that came from no human throat as the hunting shapes
closed in.  The sound went on and on, long after the shapes blurred into mist and
faded away, taking the Stranger with them.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 616): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 609): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 306): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 448): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 412): NIGHTMARE STEED of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 394): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 510): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 616): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 609): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 306): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): CRIMINAL MINDS (Black Guard, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 448): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 412): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 394): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 510): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
                   (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  MALCORN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
STONEBOW?  GREENWARDENS' proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 15 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  CYBERMANCER's match with SILVERBIRD cost him a 
loss of 9 points!  Was that a tear I saw in REXROTH's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't VARPULIS RUKH fit to be tied!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All MALCORN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  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                  
 REXROTH 4957                  9   5  0   101       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          22  27  0   102       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QRYSYS 4958                   8   6  2    76       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKWOOD 4984                 5   2  0    56       GREENWARDENS (244)
 APOK 4964                     9   3  0    55       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STARIEL 4963                  8   5  1    43       DARK CREATION (471)
 BRISTLECONE 4952              9   9  1    37       GREENWARDENS (244)
 AGATE 4951                    9   9  0    36       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROGLODYTE 4978               5   4  2    25       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983          2   5  0    17       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STONEBOW 4993                 1   0  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SILVERBIRD 4994               1   0  0    14       GREENWARDENS (244)
-KHAMUL 4033                   1   5  0     8       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
 CYBERMANCER 4992              1   1  0     4       DARK CREATION (471)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
-AKHORAHIL 4031                0   1  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
STONEHEART 4972         6  3 0 GREENWARDENS 244     QRYSYS 4958           617   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pie Eyed Piper -- When will you learn, boy?  Drink AFTER the fight, not before. --
Stump

Qrysys -- I didn't need that. -- Ghost of Stoneheart

Apok -- You laughed, I could tell. -- Agate

Stariel -- An odd outcome, given our respective records.  Not that I'm complaining.
-- Rockwood

Starlyn Fyrefly -- Does the full moon bother you?  Just wondered, because I like it,
myself.  Shining over the mountaintops, illuminating a landscape of stone and ice and
silence--beautiful. -- Bristlecone

Our congratulations to Varpulius Rukh. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

Varpulius Rukh -- Will YOU be satisfied with a drink in farewell, and maybe ask Lord
Malcorn when he returns about this whole "lands" business? -- Arenamaster Landon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VARPULIS RUKH was bested by REXROTH in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
PIE EYED PIPER demolished QRYSYS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AGATE was savagely defeated by STARIEL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
APOK defeated BRISTLECONE in a 2 minute brutal fight.
ROCKWOOD devastated TROGLODYTE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
STARLYN FYREFLY defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute struggle.
CYBERMANCER was beaten by SILVERBIRD in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
STONEBOW luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute gruesome 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         AIMED BLOW        14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957                9   5  0  101 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                 8   6  2   76 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROCKWOOD 4984               5   2  0   56 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PIE EYED PIPER 4878.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REXROTH 4957.  The ten other most popular fighters were STARIEL 4963, 
SILVERBIRD 4994, APOK 4964, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, AGATE 4951, ROCKWOOD 4984, 
CYBERMANCER 4992, STONEBOW 4993, STARLYN FYREFLY 4983, and QRYSYS 4958.

The least popular fighter this week was TROGLODYTE 4978.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRISTLECONE 4952, QRYSYS 4958, STARLYN FYREFLY 4983, STONEBOW 4993, 
CYBERMANCER 4992, ROCKWOOD 4984, AGATE 4951, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, APOK 4964, and 
SILVERBIRD 4994.

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

VARPULIS RUKH (15-4863) STARBASE 5 (263)