DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/27/2010    Duedate: 11/09/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STONEBOW
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4993) [16-19-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STONEBOW                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GREENWARDENS (244)             
(15-4993) [16-19-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONEBOW                       STONEBOW
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4993) [16-19-0,108]        (15-4993) [16-19-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMINUS (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          53
2. DARK CREATION (471)         30      TERMINUS (417)
3. TERMINUS (417)              -6      Unchartered Team
4. RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)   -18
                                       THE ACCURSED (351)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)            82  46  1 64.1   1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)           12  2 0
 2/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)      402 341 21 54.1   2/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 0
 3/ 2 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  41  38  1 51.9   3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       727 823 16 46.9   4/ 2 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  5 10 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[ +

     "So, it's a barrier, a wall," Uncle Wolf mused, squinting at the air.  He turned
his head to glance at Lord Malcorn, who was now standing ten feet away from him.
"Not quite an elemental, not quite a demon... how big is it?  Can we separate and at
least one of us get around it while it blocks the other?"
     Malcorn shrugged.  "I don't like us dividing our forces, not even separating out
the gladiators to guard our backs, much less each of us moving and acting alone.  But
if that's what it takes...."  He moved a little farther to the side, keeping most of
his attention on the invisible entity that blocked their passage toward the Gate of
Hell.
     Wolf resisted the urge to glance over his shoulder at the gladiators.  They
would do the best they could, and it was even more dangerous for him to divide his
attention than his forces.  And right now, his attention had to be on this Thing in
front of him.  The rules governing air elementals in the Nether Realms were clear,
and it could not move without becoming visible, and perhaps not even then--so long as
he watched it closely.  It was his attention that was pinning part of it to this
location, just as Malcorn's attention was pinning another part of it farther along.
How far could it stretch before Malcorn reached an end of it, or its patience
snapped?  Air and fire elementals were not noted for their patience.  Nor lesser
demons, come to that.
     From the corner of his eye, Wolf saw that Malcorn had stopped moving sideways
and was angling forward, toward the Gate.  He must have reached a corner.  The old
shaman bared his teeth in a predator's grin and gathered all his will and knowledge
for whatever would happen next.  Soon, now.  Yes!  A visible ripple in the Thing that
blocked their path.  He hardened his concentration on it.
     Words like hammer-blows.  Malcorn wasn't shouting, but the words rolled out of
him like an avalanche.  The power behind them--  Most people saw Lord Malcorn as big
and slow and friendly, ordinary, and maybe not too bright.  They never guessed at
this side of the man.  He had been born to hold the barrier that protected the normal
world from all the Realms Beyond.  It was the gift and the responsibility of his
lineage, and he did it very well.
     The Thing rippled again, the visible Gate beyond it dancing as through heat
waves, and something... cracked.  The demon began to condense out of it.  Spidery
limbs, fragile-looking iridescent wings, huge, glassy eyes.  The kind of demon Wolf's
own teach had called a Mirage-Flitter.  A natural choice, perhaps, if one wanted to
meld a demon with an air elemental, but the Flitter was weak in its own identity.  A
pest rather than a dire threat.  It shrieked, a thin keening at the upper edge of
audibility.  Sharp as broken glass, but wild--whatever had been done to bind this
Flitter to the elemental had driven it mad.
     More words from Malcorn, surrounded by the crackle and ring of shattering glass.
Faintly bluish fluid trickled down the Flitter's wings as it struggled to pull free
of the elemental that must have seemed like a prison to it.  It shrieked again,
flailing with its bleeding wings.
     Wolf lifted his sword, concentrated his power, and skewered the mad thing
through the heart.  He was already in motion when he saw the trap that lurked
behind/within the Flitter, and it was much too late to stop.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 655): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 657): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 545): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 651): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 636): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 628): STARGAZER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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 518): RUBY of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 485): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 435): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 655): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 657): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 545): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 651): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 639): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 636): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 628): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): 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 518): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 485): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 435): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 544): LITTLE FOX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (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  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Would you believe that my own teammates want me to sit out a fight in the arena
so that one of them can have a shot at the Iron Throne?  That's not going to happen.
So Malcorn, you're stuck with me for a bit longer.
     Not sure what the point of sending a convicted assassin to face me was, it's not
like I was going to kill him, I guess it was just to get some more use out of him
before making him face a warrior who actually uses weapons.
     I'm going to go try my luck at this Tournament in a few days, not that I stand
much of a chance, but maybe I can learn a few more skills, I hear Lady Greywand cares
about your skills, not just your ability to win.  Anyone else going from Malcorn, see
you there.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MALCORN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 
record which DARK CREATION managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  SOURWOOD caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested JIM and was awarded 13 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, TERRASQUE put down STEVE, causing him to lose 5 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of STONEBOW, 
for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  MALCORN, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is DARK CREATION, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of TERMINUS last week.  Busy avoiding DARK CREATION?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  TERRASQUE take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in MALCORN.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEBOW 4993                16  19  0   108       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERY 4256                   17   9  0   107       TERMINUS (417)
 MIYAMOTO 4253                17   9  0   105       TERMINUS (417)
-MORGUE 4917                   9   1  0    98       TERMINUS (417)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUASIL 4254                  19   7  0    87       TERMINUS (417)
 TERRASQUE 5033                9   5  1    73       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARICK 4916                  11   3  1    68       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QREATED 4999                 12  11  2    59       DARK CREATION (471)
 POT OF GOLD 5045              7   3  0    58       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWORDMAGE 5037                8   5  0    49       DARK CREATION (471)
 STEVE 5027                    8   8  1    48       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 SOURWOOD 5047                 7   3  1    46       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIM 5021                     10   8  0    38       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER GHOST 5055             4   2  0    30       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ESREVER 5054                  3   4  1    28       DARK CREATION (471)
 HONEYSUCKLE 5038              7   6  0    27       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKITTLES 5048                 5   3  0    23       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 BOBCAT 5056                   3   1  0    22       GREENWARDENS (244)
 IN THE DARK 5046              3   7  0    21       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?
GOREMONGER 5057         0  3 0 DARK CREATION 471    STONE GOLEM           652  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stonebow -- Now that fight went a whole lot better than our first.  Guess we need to
go for the tie breaker now.  And yes, I am the label guy; my father is a paper
merchant.  I apparently got named after some paper line and my brother, Varick, was
named after some street that he had a shop on. -- Avery

M. Chardinee -- Sorry about trying to bury you in the sand, I just got caught up in
the moment. -- Morgue

     From a guy with a name like yours, the "bury in the sand" bit can feel...
     ominous. -- Arenamaster Landong

Swordmage -- So are you some wielder of magic, or is it that the way you whirl about
your blade with such proficiency that it appears to be magic? -- Varick

Venomous Concubine -- I have a hard time understanding Miyamoto, but I believe he
thinks you are now his concubine because he beat you. -- Morgue

     Sounds like as good a reason as any.

Avery -- Listen, my labels are curling!  What do I do about this?  Tell 'em to stop
eating bread crusts? -- Stonebow the Disconcerted
P.S.  My momma used to say that eating bread crusts would make my hair curl.  She was
a great woman, but in that, she was wrong and she KNEW it.  I mean, she BAKED bread,
so she had to know that the crust wasn't a bit different from the rest except for
being over-cooked.

Steve -- You upset my fan.  There is no fate too embarrassing for someone who does
that. -- Sourwood

Qreated -- Okay, sure, I understand you wanting to make a run for a winning record,
but I want to hang onto mine, too!  We should fight other people and beat them right
and left, and then go out to dinner together, except for you being a golem. --
Honeysuckle

     Some golems eat.  They have to be fueled just as people do.

In the Dark -- Aren't we all, some days. -- Bobcat
P.S.  I can usually see better than that in the dark.  Drat.

Goremonger -- Nope, not buying any.  It's too crude and viscereal. -- Silver Ghost

Quasil -- Absolutely. -- various Greenwardens

Varick -- Why not?  I hear the food is good. -- Honeysuckle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOREMONGER was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
QUASIL was viciously subdued by STONEBOW in a 6 minute veteran's Title duel.
MIYAMOTO defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's duel.
AVERY devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
VARICK unbelievably bested POT OF GOLD in a 3 minute gruesome brawl.
TERRASQUE overpowered STEVE in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
JIM was bested by SOURWOOD in a 1 minute competition.
SWORDMAGE defeated KARNHORN SPY in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
QREATED vanquished SKITTLES in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
IN THE DARK lost to SILVER GHOST in a 3 minute gory fight.
HONEYSUCKLE was luckily beaten by ESREVER in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
BOBCAT demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    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      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  10 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 652 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         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    AVERY 4256                 17   9  0  107 TERMINUS (417)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              17   9  0  105 TERMINUS (417)
TOTAL PARRY      QUASIL 4254                19   7  0   87 TERMINUS (417)
PARRY-STRIKE     TERRASQUE 5033              9   5  1   73 DARK CREATION (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  QREATED 4999               12  11  2   59 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  POT OF GOLD 5045            7   3  0   58 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOURWOOD 5047               7   3  1   46 GREENWARDENS (244)
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 HONEYSUCKLE 5038, AVERY 
4256, POT OF GOLD 5045, QREATED 4999, IN THE DARK 5046, SILVER GHOST 5055, MIYAMOTO 
4253, TERRASQUE 5033, STEVE 5027, and SOURWOOD 5047.

The least popular fighter this week was ESREVER 5054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIM 5021, SKITTLES 5048, BOBCAT 5056, VARICK 4916, QUASIL 4254, 
GOREMONGER 5057, SWORDMAGE 5037, SOURWOOD 5047, STEVE 5027, and TERRASQUE 5033.