DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2011    Duedate: 02/01/2011

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-658

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VARICK
TERMINUS (417)
(15-4916) [17-3-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VARICK                         POSITION IS EMPTY
TERMINUS (417)                 
(15-4916) [17-3-1,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HONEYSUCKLE                    BOBCAT
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-5038) [12-7-0,67]          (15-5056) [4-6-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMINUS (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMINUS (417)              28
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          23      TERMINUS (417)
3. RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)     1      Unchartered Team
4. DARK CREATION (471)          0
                                       INFIRMARY ALLSTARS (403)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)           104  53  2 66.2   1/ 1 TERMINUS (417)           11  4 1
 2- 2 DARK CREATION (471)      410 358 23 53.4   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 3/ 3 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  55  52  1 51.4   3- 4 DARK CREATION (471)       5  5 2
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       744 836 16 47.1   4/ 3 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)  5  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 661): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 663): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 557): RAINBIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 659): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): NEFARIOUS of BROTHERHOOD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 524): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 441): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 661): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 663): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 557): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 659): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): STEEL PATH 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 524): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 441): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 556): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Since I basically haven't proven myself by taking or defending the throne, I'll
defer to my brother Avery who has a few words to say before he makes the long journey
to The Isle of the Eye.

-- Varick

Farewell Malcorn.  It's with mixed emotions that I depart.  Overjoyed that the
specter of death is behind me and dismayed that instead of being followed on by my
teammate Miyamoto, he now sleeps in the halls of Ahringol.  I am grateful I was able
to avenge him on my final fight in this city.
     Congratulations Stonebow on your invitation.  We've crossed blades four times
here in Malcorn, perhaps we will again on The Isle.  The rest of Terminus is glad to
see you go as none of them wanted any part of dueling you.  Any luck finding out who
your secret admirer in the infirmary was?
     Best of luck to you Dark Creation, Rainbow Connection, and Greenwardens.

-- Lord Protector Avery

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MALCORN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  STONEBOW caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MORGUE and was awarded 14 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, STONEBOW put down MORGUE, 
causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon 
the will of others, Duelmaster VARICK challenged POT OF GOLD last week in a match to 
decide the fate of the throne.  Although POT OF GOLD made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious VARICK.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city MALCORN.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in MALCORN 
these days is DARK CREATION.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  Apparently the stalwarts of TERMINUS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
POT OF GOLD.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in MALCORN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 VARICK 4916                  17   3  1   111       TERMINUS (417)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUASIL 4254                  24   8  0   100       TERMINUS (417)
 POT OF GOLD 5045             10   6  0    99       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGUE 4917                  12   4  0    87       TERMINUS (417)
-TERRASQUE 5033               10   9  1    85       DARK CREATION (471)
 SOURWOOD 5047                 9   7  1    80       GREENWARDENS (244)
 HONEYSUCKLE 5038             12   7  0    67       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SILVER GHOST 5055            10   2  0    67       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVE 5027                    9  13  1    58       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKITTLES 5048                10   4  0    43       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
 IN THE DARK 5046              6  10  0    42       RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
-SWORDMAGE 5037               10   8  1    41       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBCAT 5056                   4   6  0    33       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ESREVER 5054                  4   8  1    21       DARK CREATION (471)
 HAVOC 5068                    2   0  0    20       TERMINUS (417)
-QORRUPTED 5058                3   2  0    18       DARK CREATION (471)
 TAEDIUM 5069                  1   0  0    14       TERMINUS (417)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JIM 5021               12 10 0 RAINBOW CONNECTI 503 SWORDMAGE 5037        656  REVENGED
MIYAMOTO 4253          18 12 0 TERMINUS 417         QREATED 4999          656  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sourwood --- It wasn't what you said to Miyamoto, it was that you called me uppity.
I'm not uppity! -- Varick

Sourwood -- I'm really not so sure why the crowd found your performance so
entertaining.  I think they just hate me. -- Quasil
P.S.  Cardio...

Pot of Gold -- I'm really not a big scum like Quasil, you just never give me the
chance to attack and then you keep passing out. -- Varick

Terrasque -- I'm not so sure what I thought was so funny.  I think it was the battle
rage talking. -- Morgue

Persistent Beggar -- You better start begging for some fighting lessons. -- Havoc

Quasil -- Today, suddenly, you made me queasy.  Don't know why, maybe it was the
pizza with everything last night?  I knew the anchovies were a mistake the moment I
bit one, but I ate it all anyway.  BIIIIG mistake. -- Sourwood
P.S.  Sorry to throw up on your boots, but you should've gotten out of the way
faster.

I did laugh when I finished the fight with the Veteran Mercenary, but it was relief,
not derision. -- Stonebow
P.S.  15-11-13-13-11-10-11  Strong but otherwise mediocre, really.  SC, mod/mod,
lunge tactic.

Skittles -- Beer will not help you here. -- Honeysuckle

It appears that the Captured Orc is not at easy with a ghost.  Ha! -- Silver Ghost

Esrever -- Ah, yes, THIS is the way it's supposed to go.  Thanks. -- Bobcat

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VARICK bested POT OF GOLD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
QUASIL vanquished SOURWOOD in a 3 minute uneven Challenge battle.
STONEBOW demolished MORGUE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HONEYSUCKLE slimly won victory over IN THE DARK in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
SILVER GHOST subdued STEVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
SKITTLES slimly won victory over BOBCAT in a crowd pleasing 6 minute fight.
HAVOC beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
TAEDIUM outlasted EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 8 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  14 -  1      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  21 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 658 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VARICK 4916                17   3  1  111 TERMINUS (417)
TOTAL PARRY      QUASIL 4254                24   8  0  100 TERMINUS (417)
SLASHING ATTACK  POT OF GOLD 5045           10   6  0   99 RAINBOW CONNECTION (503)
BASHING ATTACK   MORGUE 4917                12   4  0   87 TERMINUS (417)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOURWOOD 5047               9   7  1   80 GREENWARDENS (244)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HONEYSUCKLE 5038.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOBCAT 5056.  The ten other most popular fighters were POT OF GOLD 5045, 
SOURWOOD 5047, HONEYSUCKLE 5038, SILVER GHOST 5055, HAVOC 5068, VARICK 4916, IN THE 
DARK 5046, QUASIL 4254, STEVE 5027, and MORGUE 4917.

The least popular fighter this week was TAEDIUM 5069.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SKITTLES 5048, MORGUE 4917, STEVE 5027, QUASIL 4254, IN THE DARK 5046, 
VARICK 4916, HAVOC 5068, SILVER GHOST 5055, HONEYSUCKLE 5038, and SOURWOOD 5047.

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

STONEBOW (15-4993) GREENWARDENS (244)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE WITCH-KING 4029 (25-17-0)          6  3  0         WILD BOYS            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEANO 4830 (8-3-2)                     5  3  0         MARKS PARTY