DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2010    Duedate: 10/26/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUASIL
TERMINUS (417)
(15-4254) [19-6-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUASIL                         POSITION IS EMPTY
TERMINUS (417)                 
(15-4254) [19-6-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONEBOW                       STONEBOW
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4993) [15-19-0,85]         (15-4993) [15-19-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMINUS (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMINUS (417)              34
2. DARK CREATION (471)         28      TERMINUS (417)
3. RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)    -1      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)         -30
                                       SCARLET KNIGHTS (297)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)            79  45  1 63.7   1/ 2 TERMINUS (417)           13  2 0
 2/ 2 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  41  33  1 55.4   2/ 1 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  8  7 0
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      398 340 21 53.9   3/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       723 822 16 46.8   4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 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[ At the Gate of Hell ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Blackwind rolled, starting to come back to his feet, but the Shadow was too
fast.  As it pounced, its shape became less a wolf, more catlike, and claws like
scimitars extended from its feet.  It was too close for sword work, but he had his
dagger in his offhand and struck at it quickly.  No time to aim, but he should be
able to make it back off--
     The dagger met no resistance, which unbalanced him further, and he rolled again.
The Shadow fastened claws in his arm, his shoulder, raked his ribs.  His armor was no
more than wishful thinking against the assault, the claws were needles of deadly
cold.  His dagger fell from fingers too cold to keep a grip.  How was he supposed to
fight this thing?  His arm and shoulder were numb, and he was finding it hard to
breathe.
     The Shadow was pouncing again.
     A shout.  A horizontal bar of light that swept above him, shattering the Shadow
when it struck.  "Light, not steel," Redfox panted.  "Can you get up?"
     "I think so."  Blackwind used his good hand to push himself to his feet, but it
was harder than it should have been.  He looked at his ribs and his arm, expecting to
see torn armor soaked with blood.  No tearing, no blood.  No feeling in his arm.
"They attack with cold...."  He shivered.
     "Make light," Redfox said again.  "That's all that stops them."
     Blackwind tried.  "Can't concentrate.  Too cold...."  He blinked, looking
around.  The other four gladiators were all glowing, more like blobs of light in the
shadowy valley than physical people.  Except that one of them was close to him and
BRIGHT, a pillar--  The Malcornishman reached out his good hand to that light, felt
Redfox grip it.  HOT.  But the heat was something he could concentrate on.  Something
he could use to drive back the shadows.
     He focused his mind, invoking light, calling on the warmth of human
companionship, felt warmth and life coming back into himself.  Blackwind realized he
had dropped his sword, but he didn't bend down to get it.  Wasn't sure he could get
back up again, for one thing, but right now, having the sword wouldn't help anyway.
     He and Redfox had become separated from the other three gladiators, but as long
as they stayed together themselves, Blackwind figured they could handle the Shadows.
They had to.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): RILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): EATEN ALIVE! Of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So for the fifth time, this throne remains mine.  Kind of a lucky break having
some inept guy jumping around and trying to punch and kick me this last time.  I
guess there is some truth in that saying about letting your enemies defeat
themselves.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for MALCORN.  Like, RAINBOW CONNECTION had to 
be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by TERMINUS!  Way to go TERMINUS!  
MVP award for TERRASQUE?  DARK CREATION's proud of him after beating JIM and getting 
28 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  JIM got smashed by TERRASQUE, and lost 
24 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  QUASIL stopped CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said MALCORN's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at Drake's Barbecue?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  RAINBOW 
CONNECTION was the most avoided team.  Is a 41-33-1 record really that scary?  Hhmph! 
What kind of warriors are TERMINUS?  RAINBOW CONNECTION, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is STONEBOW popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of MALCORN!  He's got a 15-19-0, is that 
good?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out AVERY challenged STONEBOW.  
After all, haven't TERMINUS and GREENWARDENS had a long standing duel in MALCORN?  It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but STONEBOW wants me to write about it 
since he was bested by AVERY.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All MALCORN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUASIL 4254                  19   6  0   105       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERY 4256                   16   9  0   104       TERMINUS (417)
 MIYAMOTO 4253                16   9  0   103       TERMINUS (417)
 MORGUE 4917                   9   1  0    98       TERMINUS (417)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEBOW 4993                15  19  0    85       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRASQUE 5033                8   5  1    64       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARICK 4916                  10   3  1    61       TERMINUS (417)
 POT OF GOLD 5045              7   2  0    59       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QREATED 4999                 11  11  2    53       DARK CREATION (471)
 STEVE 5027                    8   7  1    53       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 SWORDMAGE 5037                7   5  0    46       DARK CREATION (471)
 JIM 5021                     10   7  0    42       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOURWOOD 5047                 6   3  1    33       GREENWARDENS (244)
 HONEYSUCKLE 5038              7   5  0    26       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SKITTLES 5048                 5   2  0    26       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 IN THE DARK 5046              3   6  0    26       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER GHOST 5055             3   2  0    22       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ESREVER 5054                  2   4  1    17       DARK CREATION (471)
 BOBCAT 5056                   2   1  0    14       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)
 GOREMONGER 5057               0   2  0     2       DARK CREATION (471)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Honeysuckle -- My manager filled me in about Hamlet, now why would I hang out with
him? -- Varick

Kung-Fu Master -- I don't understand this.  I nearly kill you yet I reportedly just
defeat you.  Quasil just stands around and gets punched by you yet he reportedly
savagely defeated you.  Is Quasil slipping the reporters some extra coin? -- Morgue

     Probably.  They're always looking for "a little extra on the side."

Stonebow -- Well fought.  I feared for my life the first minute.  Then I thought I
was going to pull off the win during the second minute.  But you were a great
teacher, and I intend to cross blades with you again. -- Avery

Steve -- You, sir, are a horrible teacher.  Then again it seems I am too. -- Varick

Avery -- Oh, good, I'll take a dozen sheets! -- Stonebow
P.S.  Er... you are the guy with the labels, aren't you?

That's an Osksi Noble?  Pardon me while I laugh. -- Honeysuckle

A Cult Member.  They don't know what dangers they're releasing on the world with
their meddling with Dark Forces, you know.  Irresponsible. -- Sourwood

Truly, the Convicted Thief is pathetic.  Why put him in the arena?  Just cut off his
hand and let him go. -- Bobcat

Goremonger -- You're a golem?  Somehow, that seems... wrong.  Too antiseptic, you
know?  If you're going to wallow in gore, you should at least get a dark thrill out
of it. -- Silver Ghost
P.S.  And if a golem is getting dark thrills out of gore, we're in SERIOUS trouble
here.

Quasil -- Well, the Shews call me "Shorty," but I'm all muscle, you know.  Very dense
muscle and bone, at that.  My fists are like boulders, according to people who have
run into them. -- Stonebow

Y'all do realize that it is never too late to get sucked into an adventure, if that
happens to make your socks roll up and down? -- the Scribe
P.S.  Just say a word or two in the personals, or more than two if you like, and
you're in... somewhere.

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVERY devastated STONEBOW in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
QUASIL viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a dull 10 minute brutal Title battle.
MIYAMOTO overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MORGUE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VARICK luckily beat SWORDMAGE in a 3 minute competition.
JIM was devastated by TERRASQUE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
POT OF GOLD was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute match.
SOURWOOD was bested by STEVE in a popular 1 minute competition.
QREATED handily defeated HONEYSUCKLE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
ESREVER was savagely defeated by SKITTLES in a dull 12 minute gory duel.
BOBCAT was savagely defeated by IN THE DARK in a 2 minute gruesome match.
SILVER GHOST overpowered GOREMONGER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 651 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      QUASIL 4254                19   6  0  105 TERMINUS (417)
WALL OF STEEL    AVERY 4256                 16   9  0  104 TERMINUS (417)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              16   9  0  103 TERMINUS (417)
BASHING ATTACK   MORGUE 4917                 9   1  0   98 TERMINUS (417)
PARRY-STRIKE     TERRASQUE 5033              8   5  1   64 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  POT OF GOLD 5045            7   2  0   59 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEVE 5027                  8   7  1   53 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
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 STONEBOW 4993.  The ten other most popular fighters were SWORDMAGE 5037, AVERY 
4256, TERRASQUE 5033, STEVE 5027, QREATED 4999, IN THE DARK 5046, SILVER GHOST 5055, 
MIYAMOTO 4253, MORGUE 4917, and GOREMONGER 5057.

The least popular fighter this week was ESREVER 5054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUASIL 4254, SKITTLES 5048, BOBCAT 5056, JIM 5021, HONEYSUCKLE 5038, 
SOURWOOD 5047, POT OF GOLD 5045, VARICK 4916, GOREMONGER 5057, and MORGUE 4917.