DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2010    Duedate: 03/02/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REXROTH
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4957) [20-10-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REXROTH                        GOLDEN DREAM
DARK CREATION (471)            WRETCHED HORDE (499)
(15-4957) [20-10-0,112]        (15-4977) [2-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STARIEL                        STARIEL
DARK CREATION (471)            DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4963) [15-14-1,83]         (15-4963) [15-14-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         44
2. VC RULES (501)              24      DARK CREATION (471)
3. WRETCHED HORDE (499)        13      Unchartered Team
4. SAVE THE GOLD (502)          0
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -10      WRETCHED HORDE (499)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WRETCHED HORDE (499)       2   0  0  100   1/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)      10  5 1
 2/ 0*VC RULES (501)            20  15  2 57.1   2/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 3/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      354 299 18 54.2   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          6  8 0
 4/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         321 321 13 50.0   4/ 0*VC RULES (501)            3  2 1
 5/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       678 784 14 46.4   5/ 0*WRETCHED HORDE (499)      1  0 0
 6- 5*SAVE THE GOLD (502)        0   1  0  0.0   6- 5*SAVE THE GOLD (502)       0  1 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 #50 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     Blackwind looked at the hole in the fence, and at the roiling darkness just
beyond it.  The darkness looked back at him.  Push through that... thing?  That was
an idea that roused no enthusiasm at all.
     "Ah, one moment, I will attend to that," Vekhirn said.  He stepped between the
two gladiators and reached out, touching the bared blade that each held ready.
Muttered a few words under his breath.  A musical *ting* and a wash of golden light
down each blade, bright as sunlight for a moment, then fading--not going away, but
like a cat crouching down in front of a mouse hole to wait.  The mage stepped back.
"Most will not risk contact with that your blades now, they cannot abide the
sunlight, and those that you must fight will be injured by it as plain steel could
not not do.  I call the favor of all gods upon you, for you are doing Their work.  Go
now," he smiled a little, "before you think better of it."
     Blackwind looked at the hole in the fence again and shrugged.  The thing beyond
it had backed off, so... might as well do it if he was going to.  He crouched a
little and turned sideways, leading with his sword, and slid through.  His shoulders
brushed against one of the iron spear-shafts that formed the uprights of the fence,
his chest scraped across the next one that had been bent to make a passage.  The dark
cloud moved farther away, its form boiling with agitation.  The Malcornishman stepped
out of the way so Redfox could come through.
     The Rirorni was bigger: taller, wider, thicker, and he got stuck.  Struggled,
grunting and muttering what sounded like curses in (presumably) Rirorni.  Blackwind
didn't feel inclined to take his eyes off the Thing facing them, but maybe he could
grab hold and pull...?  Another mutter from the mage, and a deep *tung* from the
fence, and Redfox was sprawled at his feet, still swearing but inside the fence.
     "Fare you well," the mage said behind them.
     A soundless compression of the air, as of a large door closing.  Blackwind
didn't have to look to know that the way back through the fence had been closed off.
     Redfox came up beside him.  "You've got the talisman, which way does it want us
to go?"
     Blackwind held it up.  It turned, twinkling, on the end of its chain, then
steadied and drifted forward and a little to the left, drawing the chain to an
unnatural angle.  Toward the cloud thing, of course.  Nothing was ever easy.  The two
gladiators walked towards it, slow but steady, swords at the ready and eyes never
still.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 509): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): CORT NIGHTJEWEL of THE DRAGON FIST (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 509): DAGGERS DEEP (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
              (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                   (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, Stariel, how can you do this to me?  Duelmaster... me?  It seems odd, to say
the least.  And, trust me, the least is what I'm going to say here.  How about if I
take you to dinner to discuss the situation?  In all its aspects.

                                      Rockwood

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MALCORN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, GREENWARDENS, since DARK 
CREATION took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see CYBERMANCER win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, QRYSYS beat STONEBOW and STONEBOW lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as REXROTH takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Drake's Barbecue, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MALCORN's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of MALCORN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REXROTH 4957                 20  10  0   112       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGATE 4951                   17  17  0    92       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ROCKWOOD 4984                15   8  0    91       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRISTLECONE 4952             20  14  1    90       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STARIEL 4963                 15  14  1    83       DARK CREATION (471)
 QRYSYS 4958                  19  11  2    82       DARK CREATION (471)
 CYBERMANCER 4992             10   8  0    82       DARK CREATION (471)
 STONEBOW 4993                 9   8  0    72       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOK 4964                    16  11  0    63       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STARLYN FYREFLY 4983          9  13  0    60       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISTRESS 4996                 7   7  0    56       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SILVERBIRD 4994              11   6  0    51       GREENWARDENS (244)
 GOLDEN DREAM 4977             2   0  0    34       WRETCHED HORDE (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QREATED 4999                  4   1  1    30       DARK CREATION (471)
 MASTER DARQUE 5015            4   3  0    29       VC RULES (501)
 DROVANITAR LIX 4991           5   9  3    27       STARBASE 5 (263)
 HAMMER 5014                   4   3  1    27       VC RULES (501)
 MAXIMILLIAN 5011              5   2  0    26       VC RULES (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREET LEGAL 5012             4   3  0    21       VC RULES (501)
 FIZBAN 5013                   3   4  1    14       VC RULES (501)
-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?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      HAMMER 5014           634  NONE
DURIN I 5020            0  1 0 SAVE THE GOLD 502    QREATED 4999          633   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rexroth -- I have a feeling we've done this before, and now I've got a losing record.
Bummer.  Once a record dips into the negative, it's unlikely to recover.  If I were
that kind of person, I'd get a depression. -- Agate
P.S.  Stones don't get depressed, they just get worn down by the passage of time.  In
that sense, I've taken stones as a personal model.

Cybermancer -- What do you do when the lightning pigeons get so cold they start
falling over on top of the tower? -- Silverbird

Starlyn Fyrefly -- Maybe this is a bad week for stars?  I've no objection to winning,
but I wouldn't like to see you in trouble with your manager over the loss.  Ah... my
dislike isn't enough to make me throw the fight, mind, that would be insulting to
you, and I would do that.  But if you get into trouble, you can sneak away and hide
out at our place till your manager cools down. -- Stonebow

Apok -- I, ah, picked, pricked, bristled... something like that, you and you
deflated.  Disconcerting. -- Bristlecone

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROCKWOOD was devastated by REXROTH in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
STARIEL lost to AGATE in a exciting 3 minute gory expert's battle.
QRYSYS won victory over STONEBOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
BRISTLECONE overpowered STARLYN FYREFLY in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
APOK was devastated by CYBERMANCER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DROVANITAR LIX was overpowered by SILVERBIRD in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
MISTRESS devastated KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
QREATED overcame FIZBAN in a action packed 4 minute melee.
GOLDEN DREAM vanquished STREET LEGAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAMMER slaughtered OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
MAXIMILLIAN overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MASTER DARQUE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  23 -  3      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       REXROTH 4957               20  10  0  112 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROCKWOOD 4984              15   8  0   91 GREENWARDENS (244)
TOTAL PARRY      BRISTLECONE 4952           20  14  1   90 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  QRYSYS 4958                19  11  2   82 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    SILVERBIRD 4994            11   6  0   51 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 STARIEL 4963.  The ten other most popular fighters were QREATED 4999, AGATE 4951, 
QRYSYS 4958, SILVERBIRD 4994, REXROTH 4957, BRISTLECONE 4952, CYBERMANCER 4992, 
MISTRESS 4996, GOLDEN DREAM 4977, and MAXIMILLIAN 5011.

The least popular fighter this week was HAMMER 5014.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STREET LEGAL 5012, FIZBAN 5013, APOK 4964, STONEBOW 4993, DROVANITAR 
LIX 4991, STARLYN FYREFLY 4983, ROCKWOOD 4984, MASTER DARQUE 5015, MAXIMILLIAN 5011, 
and GOLDEN DREAM 4977.