DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2009    Duedate: 09/15/2009

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REXROTH
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4957) [11-7-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REXROTH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK CREATION (471)            
(15-4957) [11-7-0,85]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STARIEL                        CYBERMANCER
DARK CREATION (471)            DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4963) [10-7-1,62]          (15-4992) [4-2-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         55
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            18      DARK CREATION (471)
3. PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)       0      Unchartered Team
4. THE IMPERIUM (491)           0
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -16      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)      319 275 17 53.7   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         296 289 10 50.6   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          6  4 1
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       640 762 14 45.6   3/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       6  9 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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 620): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 613): RED HOT CHILI of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 308): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 561): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, 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 488): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 452): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 416): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 398): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 514): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 620): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 613): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 308): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 561): THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 475): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 452): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 416): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 398): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 514): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 613): RED HOT CHILI of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
              (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
                       (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  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 416): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 398): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MALCORN, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  DARK CREATION had cause to celebrate, after 
CYBERMANCER got 24 points by beating AGATE.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 16 points to STARIEL.  (Discrete enough, 
APOK?) REXROTH found out that MALCORN isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to 
be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and 
an overtaxed simile, I now bid MALCORN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REXROTH 4957                 11   7  0    85       DARK CREATION (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QRYSYS 4958                  11   7  2    82       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARIEL 4963                 10   7  1    62       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKWOOD 4984                 7   4  0    53       GREENWARDENS (244)
 CYBERMANCER 4992              4   2  0    53       DARK CREATION (471)
 BRISTLECONE 4952             12  10  1    48       GREENWARDENS (244)
 APOK 4964                    11   4  0    48       STARBASE 5 (263)
 AGATE 4951                   10  12  0    42       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROGLODYTE 4978               5   8  2    32       DARK CREATION (471)
-TACITUS 4853                  2   4  0    32       THE IMPERIUM (491)
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983          4   6  0    26       STARBASE 5 (263)
-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)
 DROVANITAR LIX 4991           1   1  1    14       STARBASE 5 (263)
 MISTRESS 4996                 1   1  0    14       STARBASE 5 (263)
-MARCUS 4967                   1   0  0    12       PRAETORIAN GUARD (250)
 SILVERBIRD 4994               3   2  0    11       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STONEBOW 4993                 2   3  0     9       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)

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?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      DROVANITAR LIX 4991   622  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Apok -- For some reason, after I touched you, I stuck to everything else next
and couldn't get away.  It's like you're apoky glue or something. -- Agate

Cybermancer -- Words are strange, or the ways they mutate are strange, at least.
Take the suffix "-mancy"--near as I can tell (there's something, ah, some ONE,
big and heavy sitting on my dictionary, but I did look this up once) this meant
a way of finding out thing.  Like, cartomancy was finding out, which is to say,
divination, with cards, and necromancy was finding out by asking the spirits of
the dead.  And cybermancy is obviously, well, wikipedia and all, but I just sort
of bet that you have a different interpretation here? -- Bristlecone

Starlyn Fyrefly -- Do you sometimes get the feeling of "same old same old"?  We
need more active full teams here. -- Rockwood

Drovanitar Lix -- That's a mouthful!  But you're Shewish, so you can carry it
off.  After all, who's going to make jokes about someone that looks like a
mountain looming overhead? -- Silverbird

Mistress -- Well met! -- Stonebow

Our congratulations to the Pie Eyed Piper. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

Pie Eyed Piper -- Do you require more than a never-empty tankard?  And
congratulations, of course. -- Arenamaster Landon

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the 
wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the 
correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIE EYED PIPER bested REXROTH in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
QRYSYS vanquished ROCKWOOD in a 1 minute uneven battle.
APOK was subdued by STARIEL in a 1 minute fight.
BRISTLECONE slimly won victory over TROGLODYTE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute brawl.
AGATE was overpowered by CYBERMANCER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute mismatched match.
STARLYN FYREFLY won victory over STONEBOW in a 3 minute master vs. novice fight.
DROVANITAR LIX butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MISTRESS overcame SILVERBIRD in a 4 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 622 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957               11   7  0   85 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                11   7  2   82 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  STARIEL 4963               10   7  1   62 DARK CREATION (471)
TOTAL PARRY      BRISTLECONE 4952           12  10  1   48 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STARIEL 4963.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CYBERMANCER 4992.  The ten other most popular fighters were TROGLODYTE 4978, 
SILVERBIRD 4994, BRISTLECONE 4952, STARLYN FYREFLY 4983, STONEBOW 4993, QRYSYS 4958, 
STARIEL 4963, AGATE 4951, MISTRESS 4996, and REXROTH 4957.

The least popular fighter this week was DROVANITAR LIX 4991.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were APOK 4964, ROCKWOOD 4984, REXROTH 4957, MISTRESS 4996, AGATE 
4951, STARIEL 4963, QRYSYS 4958, STONEBOW 4993, STARLYN FYREFLY 4983, and BRISTLECONE 
4952.

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

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