DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2009    Duedate: 09/01/2009

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-621

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PIE EYED PIPER
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4878) [23-28-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIE EYED PIPER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4878) [23-28-0,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIE EYED PIPER                 STONEBOW
STARBASE 5 (263)               GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4878) [23-28-0,111]        (15-4993) [2-2-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STARBASE 5 (263)            21
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          17      DARK CREATION (471)
3. THE IMPERIUM (491)           0      Unchartered Team
4. PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)       0
5. DARK CREATION (471)        -39      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)      316 273 17 53.7   1/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         292 288  9 50.3   2/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       639 758 14 45.7   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          4  4 0
 4- 4*THE IMPERIUM (491)         6   9  1 40.0   4- 4*THE IMPERIUM (491)        3  2 0
 5- 5 PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)    74 127 12 36.8   5- 5 PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)    0  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 #42 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     Blackwind turned on his companion, his only human companion.  "Redfox, do you
WANT to die?"
     The Rirorni shrugged.  "Everyone dies," he said.  "Yes, even Lord Protectors, in
the end.  But it isn't given to everyone to know that his death will count, so--"
     Before the Malcornishman could answer, Agro cut in.  "Everyone dies," the Croc
agreed, "but it is not necessary to rush on your death before other solutions have
been examined.  Just because these Others claim that blood will seal the barrier
doesn't make it so.  They are guessing--they have admitted it--and it is their nature
to make their first guess one of blood."
     After a moment, Redfox nodded.  "All true, but who among us has the knowledge to
search for other answers?"
     "We are warriors," the Croc said.  "Three of us, and good ones all to be Lord
Protectors in the first place.  Couldn't we just... stand at the gates and fight back
anyone who tries to get out?"
     Blackwind laughed.  "And why not?" he asked.  "Isn't that what the Lady Sheila
established the arena system for to begin with?  To train up warriors to stand at the
gates and prevent unauthorized passage?  I say we do it that way."

Elsewhere:

     Necroma sat up in the tangle of rose briers and looked around her.  Definitely
not limbo, so she was ahead on that.  A valley of roses.  Didn't sound like the
Spirit Land, but she was beginning to realize that there wasn't just one "Spirit
Land" and most of it or them had not been covered by her training.  A LOT of stuff
hadn't been covered in her training.  If she survived this, she was going to have
some heated words with her instructors.
     She stood, looking toward the hilltops that defined her valley of roses.  Aha!
There were Cloudrider and Young Joan, coming over one hill.  So the business of
summoning herself to their location had worked!  She hadn't been sure it would.  The
relief was amazing--not to be the only living person in this place--
     Necroma spread her arms and ran toward the other two, laughing.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): SUPERSTARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 607): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 473): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to MALCORN once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, DARK 
CREATION.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with SILVERBIRD?  She 
actually beat STARBASE 5's DROVANITAR LIX, and walked away with 8 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at MALCORN while they watched VENOMOUS CONCUBINE clobber 
QRYSYS.  He lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm 
sure MALCORN is excited about PIE EYED PIPER, the new Duelmaster from STARBASE 5.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  GREENWARDENS' boys should be laying low.  Now that 
GREENWARDENS' manager has gone and let QRYSYS kill STONEHEART unchallenged, 
GREENWARDENS' fighters are fair game.  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?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          23  28  0   111       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCELLUS 4995               15   2  0   156       PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REXROTH 4957                 11   6  0    87       DARK CREATION (471)
 QRYSYS 4958                  10   7  2    74       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOK 4964                    11   3  0    64       STARBASE 5 (263)
 ROCKWOOD 4984                 7   3  0    58       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGATE 4951                   10  11  0    50       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BRISTLECONE 4952             11  10  1    46       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STARIEL 4963                  9   7  1    41       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TACITUS 4853                  2   4  0    32       THE IMPERIUM (491)
 CYBERMANCER 4992              3   2  0    29       DARK CREATION (471)
 TROGLODYTE 4978               5   7  2    28       DARK CREATION (471)
-METELLUS 4849                 1   0  0    24       THE IMPERIUM (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AURELIUS 4852                 3   3  1    23       THE IMPERIUM (491)
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983          3   6  0    23       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SILVERBIRD 4994               3   1  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
-MARCUS 4967                   1   0  0    12       PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)
 STONEBOW 4993                 2   2  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)
 DROVANITAR LIX 4991           0   1  0     1       STARBASE 5 (263)
 MISTRESS 4996                 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?
STONEHEART 4972         6  3 0 GREENWARDENS 244     QRYSYS 4958           617  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Qrysys -- Yeah, that's what I said when they told me who I was going to fight.  Of
course, my accent is different and it came out more like "curses," but what the heck.
-- Rockwood

Stariel -- We've probably done this before, but so long as nobody dies--  What?  I...
I WON?  Wow!  Let me buy you dinner!  Best in town, no argument, wow!  A win! --
Agate

You wouldn't think one Ambitious Guard could be that much of a nuisance, would you?
-- Bristlecone

Aurelius -- Huh, my guess is that you're one of Caesar's boys.  Okay, I can work with
that. -- Stonebow

Metellus -- Yep. -- Silverbird

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REXROTH was devastated by PIE EYED PIPER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
QRYSYS was handily defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
APOK won victory over AGATE in a 2 minute brawl.
BRISTLECONE bested CYBERMANCER in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
STARIEL was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ROCKWOOD overpowered STARLYN FYREFLY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TROGLODYTE was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory competition.
SILVERBIRD handily defeated DROVANITAR LIX in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STONEBOW won victory over MISTRESS in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 621 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957               11   6  0   87 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                10   7  2   74 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROCKWOOD 4984               7   3  0   58 GREENWARDENS (244)
TOTAL PARRY      BRISTLECONE 4952           11  10  1   46 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 STONEBOW 4993.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIE EYED PIPER 
4878, APOK 4964, CYBERMANCER 4992, REXROTH 4957, BRISTLECONE 4952, ROCKWOOD 4984, 
SILVERBIRD 4994, AGATE 4951, TROGLODYTE 4978, and DROVANITAR LIX 4991.

The least popular fighter this week was STARLYN FYREFLY 4983.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STARIEL 4963, QRYSYS 4958, MISTRESS 4996, DROVANITAR LIX 4991, 
TROGLODYTE 4978, AGATE 4951, SILVERBIRD 4994, ROCKWOOD 4984, BRISTLECONE 4952, and 
REXROTH 4957.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PIE EYED PIPER (15-4878) STARBASE 5 (263)