DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAIRE MCANGUS
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-4105) [21-22-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAIRE MCANGUS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         
(35-4105) [21-22-1,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VEXED VIKING                   TAMRA KAI
PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)        CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-3641) [17-13-0,90]         (35-4109) [20-18-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      45
2. PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)     13      PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (153)        5      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)      0
5. ON THE ROCKS (175)           0      HIGH TIMES (346)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SEA DOGS (377)            63  38  4 62.4   1- 1 ON THE ROCKS (175)        9  1 0
 2- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)  111  78  4 58.7   2/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    8  7 1
 3/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)  158 115  9 57.9   3/ 3 URBAN JUNGLE (259)        4 10 1
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    436 332 30 56.8   4- 2 SEA DOGS (377)            3  3 0
 5- 6 ON THE ROCKS (175)       190 184 10 50.8   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)     3  4 0
 6/ 5 URBAN JUNGLE (259)       145 143 11 50.3   6- 6 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   1  1 0
 7/ 7 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   818 %1097 26 42.7   7/ 7 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)   1  3 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  MURSKA needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, ON THE ROCKS, 
but CHILDREN OF LLYR was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for KAILIE RHINN?  
CHILDREN OF LLYR's proud of her after beating DECEMBRE and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  DECEMBRE's match with KAILIE RHINN cost her a loss of 13 
points!  What a putz!  STARGAZER fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting 
and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to 
the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome MAIRE MCANGUS.  Aren't CHILDREN 
OF LLYR proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  SEA DOGS was 
MURSKA's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know what URBAN 
JUNGLE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from SEA 
DOGS, that's fer sher.  Can CHILDREN OF LLYR's MAIRE MCANGUS be more popular than me? 
She was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  MAIRE MCANGUS bloodfeuded (is that a 
word?) ICICLE for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Hey 
you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or 
have someone write for you.)  
     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.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAIRE MCANGUS 4105           21  22  1   103       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARGAZER 4130               13   4  0   112       SEA DOGS (377)
-SCAPA 4198                   10   3  0   110       ON THE ROCKS (175)
-SAZERAC 4185                 12   8  1   100       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 TAMRA KAI 4109               20  18  0    94       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-ST MAGDALENE 4144            15  13  0    93       ON THE ROCKS (175)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEXED VIKING 3641            17  13  0    90       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
 ICICLE 4118                  15  13  2    88       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 PACIFIST 3939                17   8  0    80       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
-HAMMERHEAD 4129              15  12  2    76       SEA DOGS (377)
-WORATHALON 4046               6   6  1    70       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THEROD 4047                   8   4  0    64       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 LORD SNOW 4200                8   5  0    62       URBAN JUNGLE (259)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NI 3945                       3   3  0    47       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-BANFF 4203                    6   4  3    46       ON THE ROCKS (175)
 KAILIE RHINN 4195             5  12  0    45       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-SECOND WATCH 4166             7   4  0    43       SEA DOGS (377)
-ABEL BROWN 4191               4   7  0    42       SEA DOGS (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECEMBRE 4197                 9   5  1    33       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
-SIR PSYCHO 3707               2   1  0    26       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
-OBAN 4213                     3   0  0    24       ON THE ROCKS (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AHANTI GRAVETT 3747           2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
-ALCARESE 3946                 1   0  0    20       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-SHYBEL GIBBEN 3979            2   0  0    18       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORDENASH 3950                 2   0  0    13       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 KEEGAN GALL 4220              2   0  1    12       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 TARRAN O'HAREC 4219           1   1  0     7       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 SKADI 4216                    0   3  0     3       URBAN JUNGLE (259)
 MIST PATH 4222                0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LYNN O'HAREC 4214       1  1 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141 ICICLE 4118           627  JUST REVENGED
IXEY 4223               0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 153  WURM KIN              629  NONE
EVER SEE JULY 4209      2  1 1 URBAN JUNGLE 259     LYNN O'HAREC 4214     626  REVENGED
MONGO 4221              0  1 0 URBAN JUNGLE 259     SPYMASTER             629  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Snow -- Take that.  Sure, you're not Icicle, but you're there in front of me,
and you'll do. -- Tamra Kai

Decembre -- Don't push it, we've got over a month yet. -- Kailie Rhinn

Pacifist -- This isn't a good place for pacifism, but we're glad to see the
Philanthropists back. -- Maire McAngus

Oban -- Ow!  Talk about being "between a rock and another rock"! -- Tarran O'Harec

The Mordant Deserter was sick when he came out into the arena.  I barely tapped him!
-- Keegan Gall

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IXEY was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MONGO was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ICICLE was savagely defeated by MAIRE MCANGUS in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
LORD SNOW was devastated by TAMRA KAI in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PACIFIST unbelievably bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a slow 16 minute duel.
VEXED VIKING devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DECEMBRE was defeated by KAILIE RHINN in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
SKADI was unbelievably bested by KEEGAN GALL in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
TARRAN O'HAREC won victory over MIST PATH in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  2      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  10 -  0      38  |

Turn 629 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAMRA KAI 4109             20  18  0   94 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
STRIKING ATTACK  VEXED VIKING 3641          17  13  0   90 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (345)
SLASHING ATTACK  ICICLE 4118                15  13  2   88 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
TOTAL PARRY      PACIFIST 3939              17   8  0   80 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
AIMED BLOW       LORD SNOW 4200              8   5  0   62 URBAN JUNGLE (259)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VEXED VIKING 3641.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TAMRA KAI 4109.  The ten other most popular fighters were KAILIE RHINN 4195, 
LORD SNOW 4200, TARRAN O'HAREC 4219, MAIRE MCANGUS 4105, VEXED VIKING 3641, SKADI 
4216, KEEGAN GALL 4220, MIST PATH 4222, ICICLE 4118, and DECEMBRE 4197.

The least popular fighter this week was PACIFIST 3939.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MONGO 4221, IXEY 4223, DECEMBRE 4197, ICICLE 4118, MIST PATH 4222, 
KEEGAN GALL 4220, SKADI 4216, VEXED VIKING 3641, MAIRE MCANGUS 4105, and TARRAN 
O'HAREC 4219.