DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2009    Duedate: 01/05/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-630

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REXROTH
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4957) [18-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REXROTH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK CREATION (471)            
(15-4957) [18-8-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STARIEL                        SILVERBIRD
DARK CREATION (471)            GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4963) [13-12-1,86]         (15-4994) [8-5-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         33
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          13      DARK CREATION (471)
3. WRETCHED HORDE (499)         0      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)            -4
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WRETCHED HORDE (499)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)      342 291 17 54.0   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          7  8 1
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         314 309 12 50.4   3/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       664 778 14 46.0   4- 4*WRETCHED HORDE (499)      1  0 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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA 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!  What's with STARIEL?  She actually beat 
STARBASE 5's APOK, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at STARBASE 5.  APOK lost 16 points to STARIEL.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
APOK will provide more easy wins...  AGATE was reminded on the sands why REXROTH is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  What do people see in APOK?  
His 15-8-0?  STARBASE 5 ain't talkin', but he's got 62 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  MALCORN 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REXROTH 4957                 18   8  0   109       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGATE 4951                   15  15  0    94       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARIEL 4963                 13  12  1    86       DARK CREATION (471)
 ROCKWOOD 4984                12   7  0    83       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRISTLECONE 4952             17  13  1    66       GREENWARDENS (244)
 QRYSYS 4958                  16  10  2    66       DARK CREATION (471)
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983          8  10  0    64       STARBASE 5 (263)
 APOK 4964                    15   8  0    62       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYBERMANCER 4992              8   6  0    55       DARK CREATION (471)
 SILVERBIRD 4994               8   5  0    50       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STONEBOW 4993                 6   7  0    43       GREENWARDENS (244)
 DROVANITAR LIX 4991           5   5  3    40       STARBASE 5 (263)
 MISTRESS 4996                 4   6  0    37       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN DREAM 4977             1   0  0    21       WRETCHED HORDE (499)
 SIX KIX LIX 4997              3   3  0    18       STARBASE 5 (263)
 QREATED 4999                  1   0  0    13       DARK CREATION (471)
-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?
HUGE SPECIMEN 4998      2  1 0 DARK CREATION 471    DROVANITAR LIX 4991   629   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc West -- These items will be exactly what we need.  I hope we don't have to use
the Mi-Go, but if things get messy, I'll be glad I have them.  Thanks for sending
these so quickly.

We're also sorry for the loss.  I know much time and energy went into that creation.
Drovanitar is of the Lix race, and like most is a killing machine.  They are taller
and have a minor glitch in their main sensory chip.  I recruit many Lix for my on
ground missions.  They are great melee warriors.

I understand you said you didn't need anything at this time, but with Huge Speciman
gone it only seems appropriate.  You're going to want to see this anyway.  While
mining on Kyrillium we stumbled into a deep canyon with walls lined with shimmering
ore.  It took a long while to mine what little we have.  Our scientists will need
more time with it to fully understand it.  Here is a sample for you.  It's clean and
free of contaminates.  It's better than the ore we have been mining.  However, there
is something unstable in its chemical makeup that is unclear at this point.  My
scientists have come to the conclusion that this rock is alive with living DNA-like
molecules.  And here's the kicker... the DNA changes and can disappear for moments at
a time.  It even appears to slowly regenerate itself.

If you want my unscientific hunch, it's that these can be harvested and created into
a being with shape shifter like capabilities that could quite possibly vanish at will
to be invisible to the naked eye.  If enough of these are gathered they could be made
into a huge army.  I can't tell if its controllable or not.  But if anyone can help
me figure these out, it's you.  So use it as you wish.  I have only but a few samples
remaining.  Let me know if you need more.  If these fall into the wrong hands, and
I'm correct with my hunch, it could have catastrophic results.  It now worries me
more than ever that there is a ship next to Kyrillium that will not respond to my
attempts to communicate.  This can't be good. -- Burk

Stonebow -- The slap from my hand will injure your pride more than my dagger to your
jaw.  That was no way to treat a lady.  Find yourself another. -- Mistress

Silverbird -- I won, I won, I won.  Sorry, I'm just so excited,.. and really, I
didn't mean to hit you in your, um, well, down there.  Sorry. -- Starlyn Fyrefly

Welcome, Wretched Horde!  We hope you stay a while. -- Starbase 5
P.S.  ...And the smell isn't from the sewers, probably just leaf burners with manure
mixed in.  and don't worry about people disappearing from town.  The forest is not
alive.  Well except for some of Greenwardens folk... but they help protect us... they
do.  And the so called crazy Doctor who creates beings beyond our realm really aren't
that scary once you get to know them, just don't go over there when they're hungry...
and we aren't an alien race.  I mean we aren't from here... but that doesn't make you
an alien right?  We don't want to abduct anyone and open your brain and do cavity
searches for experiments to gain insight on others... we're past all that.  Well...
perhaps I said too much.  Please... won't you stay and enjoy the company?

     We have sewers in Malcorn? -- Arenamaster Landon, much surprised

Rexroth -- Oh, good, I couldn't take the time to be duelmaster today.  Too much else
to do.  They tell me that we're afflicted with "dirty electricty" here, and I've been
nominated to clean it up.  So far, the hardest part is going to be figuring out HOW
to clean it up. -- Rockwood

Qrysys -- Someone on our team, I forget who now, figured that your name was
pronounced "curses," but I think it should be "crisis," and I felt it incumbent on me
to give you one.  But just a little one, not like a death or anything.  Not to
mention that it gets me a winning record.  That's a rare thrill! -- Agate

Stariel -- Looking good, though I admit that might be the clear (and very cold) skies
of winter. -- Bristlecone

Starlyn Fyrefly -- Hmm, maybe I should change my name to "Starbird," since the
"stars" seem to be on top today. -- Silverbird

Mistress -- And a pleasant one you were.  Care to do it again?  I'll bring the
champagne and chocolates. -- Stonebow

Herbert P.L. West -- I hope not.  Stariel is a lovely lady, and I wouldn't like to
see her removed from our little community. -- Stonebow
P.S.  Would it help at all if I offered to take her on and report (except the really
personal stuff) a small date every turn she does NOT go to the Dark Arena?

Zeus -- Sorry, I thought I had time to finish an episode, but the Evil Inputter was
faster off the mark this morning than expected. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STARIEL devastated APOK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
REXROTH won victory over AGATE in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
QRYSYS was savagely defeated by ROCKWOOD in a action packed 1 minute bloody fight.
BRISTLECONE devastated MISTRESS in a 5 minute one-sided fight.
CYBERMANCER was subdued by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute competition.
STONEBOW was devastated by STARLYN FYREFLY in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
SILVERBIRD viciously subdued DROVANITAR LIX in a 2 minute bloody match.
SIX KIX LIX handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
QREATED vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  18 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 630 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957               18   8  0  109 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  STARIEL 4963               13  12  1   86 DARK CREATION (471)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRISTLECONE 4952           17  13  1   66 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                16  10  2   66 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    SILVERBIRD 4994             8   5  0   50 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 SILVERBIRD 4994.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKWOOD 4984, STARLYN 
FYREFLY 4983, REXROTH 4957, STONEBOW 4993, DROVANITAR LIX 4991, SIX KIX LIX 4997, 
STARIEL 4963, QRYSYS 4958, MISTRESS 4996, and QREATED 4999.

The least popular fighter this week was CYBERMANCER 4992.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRISTLECONE 4952, AGATE 4951, APOK 4964, QREATED 4999, MISTRESS 
4996, QRYSYS 4958, STARIEL 4963, SIX KIX LIX 4997, DROVANITAR LIX 4991, and STONEBOW 
4993.