DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2010    Duedate: 11/23/2010

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-653

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORGUE
TERMINUS (417)
(15-4917) [10-1-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORGUE                         STABBY FROG
TERMINUS (417)                 KAOS FROGS (504)
(15-4917) [10-1-0,109]         (15-5030) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONEBOW                       POT OF GOLD
GREENWARDENS (244)             RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
(15-4993) [16-20-0,91]         (15-5045) [7-4-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMINUS (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KAOS FROGS (504)            47
2. TERMINUS (417)              20      TERMINUS (417)
3. RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)    16      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)           6
5. DARK CREATION (471)         -6      KAOS FROGS (504)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)            86  46  1 65.2   1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)           12  1 0
 2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)      402 346 21 53.7   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  44  40  1 52.4   3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       6  9 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       729 826 16 46.9   4/ 4 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  6  9 0
 5/ 0*KAOS FROGS (504)           1   4  0 20.0   5/ 0*KAOS FROGS (504)          1  4 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[ +

starting Near Vithicar:

     Tyre didn't curse as he trudged along under a heavy pack.  Sidon didn't curse,
either.  But Master Darque could tell they were both thinking about it.  He didn't
owe them--or anyone else--an explanation.  But they'd been with him a long time, were
loyal and reliable....
     "We can't travel magically because of the disturbance the idiot in Kurukar is
creating," he said.  "When we get down off the mountain, we might hire horses."
     Tyre said, "Ah," and Sidon nodded and almost smiled.  They resettled their packs
and kept walking.
     And walking.  It was a long way down off the mountain, which was one reason why
he'd picked that cave system to establish a laboratory in the first place.  Close to
the nexus of power that was Vithicar, and a long way from anywhere else.  Master
Darque had a lot of enemies, which was inconvenient but also a mark of his successes.
Practically a way of keeping score.
     He dismissed that idle thought from his mind.  What of the Black Kaliv of
Kurukar?  He needed a plan.  The first step would be to assemble all he knew about
the man, all he had picked up in bits and minute pieces over the years.
     Brother to the First Wife of the Satrap of Zuwayza, given the rule of Kurukar at
his sister's insistence when the previous kaliv had become incapacitated.  Some kind
of lingering debility on the previous man's part, and the possibility that it might
have been magically induced by his successor was... not something Darque had ever
heard suggested.  But it might be so, and might be worth considering.  Still, not
immediately critical.  Except that a man who could and would use magic to open a path
to power for himself, behavior which seemed to Darque quite... normal, even
admirable, had chosen Kurukar.  Why?  The place was a backwater.  A benighted
province with a poor climate and no great resources.  Why had the Black Kaliv not
chosen Aljafir?  Or Jurine?  Or...?
     Ah!  A very old image emerged from the vaults of his memory.  Centuries old, he
had been--briefly--studying the magical foundation of Alastari with some Fratsfan.
The man's name eluded him but probably didn't matter.  What mattered was the map.  It
had shown the lines of power that criss-crossed the isthmus of Alastari, and though
towns and borders, even rivers, had changed, the lines of power, what humans called
the "ley lines," would not have done so.  Not to any degree that mattered, anyway.
And there had been a major node in the area that was now Kurukar.
     So the Black Kaliv had made that choice for a sound reason.  Good to know.
There might be a way to turn that knowledge into a weapon, which was something Master
Darque excelled at:  turning knowledge into weapons.

Sorry no time for more, I've been sick. -- the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 547): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): 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 436): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 547): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): MINI ME of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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.

     I won't say that I regret the win at your expense, Quasil, because that would be
obvious hypocrisy, but I regret having to "say a few words from the top."  It's true
that I *am* a man of few words, but not the kind of words one expects to see in the
newsletter.  I did look around for a ghost-writer to do this for me, but the only one
I found was a little too ghostly for my taste.  Must be the time of the year.  So,
ahem, here goes:
     Good fight, Quasil.  We'll probably do it again.

                                      Stonebow

                                      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 STABBY FROG, who 
flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing QORRUPTED like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  STEVE 
was bested by SILVER GHOST and drops 13 points.  It's a proud day for the TERMINUS 
stable, as their warrior, MORGUE, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that DARK CREATION was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of DARK CREATION's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  DARK 
CREATION + Weapons That go Boom = TERMINUS + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGUE 4917                  10   1  0   109       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIYAMOTO 4253                18   9  0   107       TERMINUS (417)
-AVERY 4256                   17   9  0   107       TERMINUS (417)
 STONEBOW 4993                16  20  0    91       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUASIL 4254                  20   7  0    89       TERMINUS (417)
 TERRASQUE 5033                9   6  1    78       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARICK 4916                  12   3  1    73       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POT OF GOLD 5045              7   4  0    66       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 SOURWOOD 5047                 8   3  1    60       GREENWARDENS (244)
 QREATED 4999                 12  12  2    59       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER GHOST 5055             5   2  0    44       GREENWARDENS (244)
 JIM 5021                     11   8  0    41       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 SWORDMAGE 5037                8   6  0    38       DARK CREATION (471)
 STEVE 5027                    8   9  1    35       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKITTLES 5048                 6   3  0    31       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 IN THE DARK 5046              4   7  0    31       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 HONEYSUCKLE 5038              7   7  0    28       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ESREVER 5054                  3   5  1    27       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STABBY FROG 5030              1   0  0    21       KAOS FROGS (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBCAT 5056                   3   2  0    16       GREENWARDENS (244)
 QORRUPTED 5058                0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAX 5028                0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 504       SPYMASTER             653  NONE
DAY 5032                0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 504       HIGH ELF              653  NONE
TAD POLE 5029           0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 504       SPYMASTER             653  NONE
TIRE-TREAD FROG 5031    0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 504       DARK CHAMPION         653  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stonebow -- That was just painful.  And just when I thought you were worn out you
slipped that blade past my parry.  And to add insult to injury, Avery, Miyamoto, and
Morgue seemed suspiciously happy about my losing of the throne.  Haters. -- Quasil

Kung-Fu Master -- I saw this comedian once.  He said that just because you can do
something doesn't mean that it's a good idea.  Like trying to fight against a Wall of
Steel without weapons.  Not such a good idea. -- Avery

Pot of Gold -- Now I know how Quasil feels when he fights.  Better work on that
cardio! -- Varick

Creepy Miyamoto fights the Venomous Concubine again.... -- Morgue

Stonebow -- My father said that the connective tissue of trolls can be used to make
an excellent adhesive.  That should take care of your label problem. -- Avery

Jim -- What'd you take me for, some <deleted> cherry tree?  Not a chance. -- Sourwood

In the Dark -- Ah, but I'm quite at home in the dark. -- Silver Ghost
P.S.  And if you or anyone else wondered, it was not *me* that Stonebow contacted
when looking for a ghost-writer.

Esrever -- Wow, weird when it happens during the fight.  But you turned it around
quite well. -- Honeysuckle

Huh, I scratched the Convicted Thief on the stomach a couple of times, bit his hand,
and he just up and QUIT on me.  What a wuss. -- Bobcat

Morgue and/or Miyamoto -- I would be interested in exploring the possibilities. --
Kallista M'Dav, Concubine
P.S.  I'm not truly venomous, you know.  That's a dirty, rotten lie put about by my
enemy, M. Chardinee.  Just because he got sick and nearly died after spending time
with me doesn't mean I poisoned him.  Lots of people get sick.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TAD POLE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAX was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
TIRE-TREAD FROG was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAY was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
STONEBOW was devastated by MORGUE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MIYAMOTO subdued TERRASQUE in a 2 minute competition.
QUASIL bested POT OF GOLD in a popular 5 minute duel.
VARICK unbelievably bested QREATED in a 2 minute bloody match.
SOURWOOD handily defeated SWORDMAGE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JIM viciously subdued ESREVER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
STEVE lost to SILVER GHOST in a 1 minute fight.
HONEYSUCKLE was viciously subdued by SKITTLES in a popular 7 minute gory duel.
IN THE DARK savagely defeated BOBCAT in a exciting 2 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
STABBY FROG devastated QORRUPTED in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 653 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         2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MORGUE 4917                10   1  0  109 TERMINUS (417)
AIMED BLOW       MIYAMOTO 4253              18   9  0  107 TERMINUS (417)
TOTAL PARRY      QUASIL 4254                20   7  0   89 TERMINUS (417)
PARRY-STRIKE     TERRASQUE 5033              9   6  1   78 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    VARICK 4916                12   3  1   73 TERMINUS (417)
SLASHING ATTACK  POT OF GOLD 5045            7   4  0   66 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOURWOOD 5047               8   3  1   60 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 POT OF GOLD 5045.  The ten other most popular fighters were HONEYSUCKLE 5038, IN 
THE DARK 5046, MIYAMOTO 4253, QREATED 4999, JIM 5021, TERRASQUE 5033, VARICK 4916, 
MORGUE 4917, SOURWOOD 5047, and SILVER GHOST 5055.

The least popular fighter this week was QORRUPTED 5058.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOBCAT 5056, SKITTLES 5048, STEVE 5027, ESREVER 5054, SWORDMAGE 5037, 
QUASIL 4254, STONEBOW 4993, DAY 5032, TIRE-TREAD FROG 5031, and DAX 5028.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!