DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2010    Duedate: 08/31/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CYBERMANCER
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4992) [16-15-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CYBERMANCER                    RHOMBA
DARK CREATION (471)            SERPENTS HOLD (505)
(15-4992) [16-15-0,103]        (15-5040) [1-1-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONEBOW                       CYBERMANCER
GREENWARDENS (244)             DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4993) [14-16-0,95]         (15-4992) [16-15-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         52
2. RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)    19      DARK CREATION (471)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (505)         15      Unchartered Team
4. VC RULES (501)               0
5. STARBASE 5 (263)             0      SERPENTS HOLD (505)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 VC RULES (501)            57  26  6 68.7   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 0
 2/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      389 329 21 54.2   2/ 4 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  9  6 0
 3/ 2 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  29  25  1 53.7   3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 1
 4- 4 STARBASE 5 (263)         343 350 13 49.5   4- 2 VC RULES (501)            5  3 1
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       714 812 16 46.8   5- 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          3  7 0
 6/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD (505)        1   2  0 33.3   6/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       1  2 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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, knock my socks off and call me a willow!  To defeat Street Legal was a
pleasant surprise, to receive an Invitation to the Isle was totally astonishing.  I
suppose it was the political points.

                                    Bristlecone

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for STEVE, who flew up 
25 points in the rankings after mashing TERRASQUE like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was TERRASQUE, who dropped 24 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with STEVE.  In front of all the 
crowds, CYBERMANCER took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  ESREVER defied all odds and slew 
HIGH ELF in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as HIGH 
ELF's meat is notoriously tough.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and 
will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the MALCORN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYBERMANCER 4992             16  15  0   103       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASTER DARQUE 5015           13   6  1   137       VC RULES (501)
-MAXIMILLIAN 5011             15   4  2   107       VC RULES (501)
-APOK 4964                    22  17  0    96       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STONEBOW 4993                14  16  0    95       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET LEGAL 5012            13   6  0    91       VC RULES (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIZBAN 5013                  12   7  2    82       VC RULES (501)
-STARLYN FYREFLY 4983         12  22  0    70       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWORDMAGE 5037                6   2  0    58       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVE 5027                    5   6  1    50       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 QREATED 4999                  9   9  2    46       DARK CREATION (471)
 JIM 5021                      8   5  0    42       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESREVER 5054                  1   1  1    33       DARK CREATION (471)
 TERRASQUE 5033                5   4  1    28       DARK CREATION (471)
 HONEYSUCKLE 5038              5   3  0    28       GREENWARDENS (244)
 POT OF GOLD 5045              4   1  0    28       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
-HAMMER 5014                   4   3  1    27       VC RULES (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOURWOOD 5047                 4   1  1    23       GREENWARDENS (244)
 RHOMBA 5040                   1   1  0    21       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-ARMEGADUS 5035                4   3  0    20       STARBASE 5 (263)
-IRON COG 5036                 4   3  0    15       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SILVER GHOST 5055             1   0  0    12       GREENWARDENS (244)
-TESTACAE 5034                 2   5  0    11       STARBASE 5 (263)
 IN THE DARK 5046              2   3  0     9       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 SKITTLES 5048                 2   1  0     8       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
-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?
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           ESREVER 5054          647  NONE
SILVERBIRD 4994        17 12 0 GREENWARDENS 244     MASTER DARQUE 5015    646   
BRIGHT 5044             0  2 0 RAINBOW CONNECTI 503 SOURWOOD 5047         644   
TOOTHLESS 5043          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 505    BLACK ORC             647  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maximillian -- Guess you managed to pull it back together after Bristlecone's plea
for a green solstice. -- Stonebow

Master Darque -- I guess neither one of us saw that one coming. -- Ghost of
Silverbird

Steve -- I'm not getting where you fit on the rainbow?  Or maybe it just connects you
to something, I suppose.  Hmm.  A pot of gold.  You and me could have fun with a pot
of gold. -- Honeysuckle

Iron Cog -- Ah, no, iron is passee.  It rusts.  They tell me that these days, it's
all plastic.  Bleh. -- Sourwood

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has

been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ESREVER delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOOTHLESS was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BRISTLECONE was handily defeated by CYBERMANCER in a 4 minute one-sided Title match.
STONEBOW devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HONEYSUCKLE was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SWORDMAGE won victory over JIM in a 2 minute fight.
TERRASQUE was devastated by STEVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
QREATED handily defeated SOURWOOD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RHOMBA won victory over SKITTLES in a 2 minute duel.
POT OF GOLD vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IN THE DARK lost to SILVER GHOST 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  25 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 647 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CYBERMANCER 4992           16  15  0  103 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  SWORDMAGE 5037              6   2  0   58 DARK CREATION (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STONEBOW 4993.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CYBERMANCER 4992.  The ten other most popular fighters were SWORDMAGE 5037, 
RHOMBA 5040, STONEBOW 4993, JIM 5021, STEVE 5027, QREATED 4999, POT OF GOLD 5045, 
SILVER GHOST 5055, ESREVER 5054, and HONEYSUCKLE 5038.

The least popular fighter this week was SKITTLES 5048.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOURWOOD 5047, TERRASQUE 5033, TOOTHLESS 5043, IN THE DARK 5046, 
HONEYSUCKLE 5038, ESREVER 5054, SILVER GHOST 5055, POT OF GOLD 5045, QREATED 4999, 
and STEVE 5027.

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

BRISTLECONE (15-4952) GREENWARDENS (244)