DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2013    Duedate: 02/12/2013

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-711

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUCK DEVIL
THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)
(15-5162) [11-4-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCK DEVIL                     DUSKBLOOD PUDDING
THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)          SHEWISH BUFFET (516)
(15-5162) [11-4-1,107]         (15-5150) [4-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCK DEVIL                     DUSKBLOOD PUDDING
THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)          SHEWISH BUFFET (516)
(15-5162) [11-4-1,107]         (15-5150) [4-0-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)         57
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (516)        21      THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)
3. THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)        3      Unchartered Team
4. BLIND MELON (514)            0
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -29      SHEWISH BUFFET (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)     11   5  1 68.8   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 2- 2*BLIND MELON (514)         29  16  2 64.4   2/ 2 CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)       34  31  2 52.3   3/ 4 THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)     3  0 1
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       877 967 20 47.6   4- 3*BLIND MELON (514)         3  2 0
 5/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (516)       4  13  0 23.5   5/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (516)      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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): GLINDORA of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 716): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 663): GOLDENEYE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 710): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 712): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 704): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 705): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 702): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 695): TAVELSHAN KETHAL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 687): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 562): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 544): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 539): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 500): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 494): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 486): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 603): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 716): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 663): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 710): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 712): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 704): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 705): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 702): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 695): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 687): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 646): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 562): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 544): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 539): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 500): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 494): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 486): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 603): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): MIDNIGHT of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
              (turn 713): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 697): INSIDIOUS of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What I want to know is why I killed poor Deathstalker this last turn when I
wasn't even worked up anymore!  Really, there needs to be an inquiry into the arena
health care staff.  I've heard of gladiators getting dropped, bounced and misplaced
on the way to the infirmary, and this was apparently no exception.
     The guy left the arena in good spirits and then I hear he's dead.  I do like to
think that I'm a good fighter, and I did work him over pretty good, but I only
punched him in the arms!  Unless maybe he suffered a blood clot and it did him in...
     I don't know--at least it didn't happen to me!
     But I do feel bad for the guy.  First he has to fight me when I'm all worked up,
and then he gets the arena infirmary special...
     We're going to have to organize health care reform!
     Anyone with me?

Luck Devil
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MALCORN this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  The CRUCIAL TAUNT guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, SABBATH fought BADGER and gained 27 points and contributed to 
CRUCIAL TAUNT's 4-1-0.  BADGER has lost to SABBATH, falling 22 points, while helping 
make GREENWARDENS a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, LUCK DEVIL 
kept MALCORN's warrior, CONVICTED ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the BLIND MELON 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on MALCORN, what are you afraid of? 
And avoiding BLIND MELON more than any other team we find THE DEVIL'S OWN.  MALCORN, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that MALCORN has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in MALCORN and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in MALCORN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCK DEVIL 5162              11   4  1   107       THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TONES OF HOME 5125            7   2  0    82       BLIND MELON (514)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABBATH 2806                  5   3  0    64       CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OGRE 2776                     5   6  1    60       CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUSKBLOOD PUDDING 5150        4   0  0    55       SHEWISH BUFFET (516)
 BLACKOAK 5156                13  14  0    53       GREENWARDENS (244)
-CHANGE 5126                   6   3  0    52       BLIND MELON (514)
 WREN 5167                     8  16  0    44       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BADGER 5197                   8   2  0    41       GREENWARDENS (244)
-SLEEPY HOUSE 5123             6   3  1    38       BLIND MELON (514)
-NO RAIN 5124                  6   3  1    36       BLIND MELON (514)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERIC 2791                     7   2  0    31       CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)
 LITTLE BITER 5206             4   3  0    26       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SARA 2783                     6   4  0    25       CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREESHADOW 5211               2   3  0    21       GREENWARDENS (244)
 AXEL 5213                     1   0  0    16       CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEATHSTALKER 2736       6  6 1 CRUCIAL TAUNT 291    LUCK DEVIL 5162       710   
MOSS TEA 5195           0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   MOUNTAIN TROLL        711  NONE
NIANIA FINGERS 5193     0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   DARK CHAMPION         711  NONE
RIB IAYE 5192           0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   MOUNTAIN TROLL        711  NONE
SNACK 5212              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   DARK CHAMPION         711  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Deathstalker will be missed.  At least he got to be Duel Master for a turn. --
Daikkan

Wren -- I'm a little guy with a big name. -- Ogre

Blackoak -- You hit hard! -- Eric

The Greenwardens -- Yeah, been slacking on the personals.  I have been sick but
feeling better now. -- Daikkan

     Good.  We want you in the pink of health.

Luck Devil -- Wow, a devious plot among the bookies!  Maybe the steward in the
Commission office being involved!  Such doings--and we can't say, "That never
happened here before," because it might have done and we just didn't NOTICE!  Wow. --
the Greenwardens
P.S.  Okay, that might be over the top.  But we don't have time to write a spotlight
ourselves, some days it's all we can do to get the personals out, and we wanted to
indicate support.  Little Biter even snuck into Jorja's office and looked for the
oldest records she's got on the arena staff, and it isn't much.  A few names for
standbys and the like.

Tones of Home -- That was terribly confusing.  I thought I heard the sounds of MY
home, and then... it wasn't. -- a disappointed Wren

Sleepy House -- Finest kind!  Sleeping is good.  Pleasant.  I could do it often. --
Badger
P.S.  All winter.

Eric -- Where was your taunt?  I kept watching for it, but there were just the stupid
Commission-sanctioned comments that some idiot scribe put into my mouth.  A good
taunt would have been worth hearing. -- Blackoak

No Rain -- I wish!  It's been coming down all DAY, and getting steadily colder, too!
They say it'll turn to snow before morning.  What a thrill. -- Little Biter

Dumb Scribe. -- Treeshadow

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOSS TEA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SNACK was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NIANIA FINGERS was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIB IAYE was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
LUCK DEVIL overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BADGER was devastated by SABBATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WREN was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OGRE handily defeated BLACKOAK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DUSKBLOOD PUDDING vanquished SARA in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
TREESHADOW was outlasted by ERIC in a slow 7 minute beginner vs. veteran duel.
LITTLE BITER overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AXEL defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        22 -   8 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 711 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LUCK DEVIL 5162            11   4  1  107 THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)
LUNGING ATTACK   SABBATH 2806                5   3  0   64 CRUCIAL TAUNT (291)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCK DEVIL 5162.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DUSKBLOOD PUDDING 5150.  The ten other most popular fighters were AXEL 5213, LUCK 
DEVIL 5162, OGRE 2776, SABBATH 2806, LITTLE BITER 5206, MOSS TEA 5195, WREN 5167, 
SNACK 5212, NIANIA FINGERS 5193, and RIB IAYE 5192.

The least popular fighter this week was ERIC 2791.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TREESHADOW 5211, SARA 2783, BLACKOAK 5156, BADGER 5197, RIB IAYE 5192, 
NIANIA FINGERS 5193, SNACK 5212, WREN 5167, MOSS TEA 5195, and LITTLE BITER 5206.