The Advanced Duelmasters Arenas
There are eight separate Advanced Duelmasters arenas. These arenas are as
Characters who have newly graduated to Advanced Duelmasters will fight in the Talahya arena (DM 100) or the Crysalis arena (DM 106), depending on whether they come from a regular or slow arena, until the next transfer time, unless you want them to transfer to their regional arena (to do this, fill out their A.D. Arena Selection Sheet). When we announce each Grand Tournament, we will mail a new A.D. Arena Selection Sheet for each active warrior. It will show if your warrior has been inducted into Primus and, if not, to which arenas your warrior may transfer. Qualification for and induction into Primus and qualification for Home Guard depends on the following:
Each of the eight Advanced Duelmasters arenas has a different flavor of play, though they all have the same rules. Some managers choose to play only in one of the A.D. arenas, and others play in more than one, even in all eight, because they enjoy the varied atmospheres and levels of competition among the arenas.
DM 100, The Talahya Arena. This arena is the central arena of Advanced Duelmasters. All warriors graduating from non-slow Duelmasters arenas will first be placed in Arena 100, the Talahya arena. Every six months (before each Grand Tournament), when all warriors are evaluated, all warriors not inducted to Primus will have the opportunity to stay in or move to the Talahya arena, if they so desire.
DM 101, The Home Guard Arena. Veteran A.D. is intended for those legendary good (but not great) warriors who have risen far, more on account of the school of hard knocks, than on account of their initial capabilities. The Home Guard arena is a place where warriors in this category may seek distinction among comrades of comparable capability. All warriors that qualify for the Home Guard will be notified on their overview.
DM 102, The Primus Arena. Elite A.D., or Primus (pronounced "PRIME-us") is, in Greywand's words, "The sharp point of the Alastari Spear," the forum of conflict for the finest of the finest. There are two ways a warrior can go into this arena: by automatic induction or by choice.
Warriors who meet or exceed the induction criteria at the time of warrior evaluation are automatically transferred to Primus. Those who meet the induction criteria between evaluation times will not transfer to Primus until the next of warrior evaluation, provided they still qualify. Warriors who qualify will be informed of this fact on their overview at the time of warrior evaluation. It is possible, however, for a warrior that was previously qualified to be inducted into Primus to no longer be qualified at the time of the next warrior evaluation. Warriors inducted to Primus may not transfer to any of the other five Advanced Duelmasters arenas.
Warriors who have not met the induction criteria for Primus but are otherwise qualified to participate in those games may choose to transfer to the Primus arena. This choice is not final, i.e., a qualified warrior may choose to transfer to Primus and then at the next time of evaluation choose to transfer to a different arena (assuming the warrior has not meanwhile met the Primus induction criteria).
DM 103, The Free Blades Arena. This is the national Advanced Duelmasters arena sponsored by the confederation of cities known as "The Independent Nations." This arena is intended for those warriors interested in combat with comrades/enemies hailing from their home arena or in forming alliances with old comrades against the warriors of other arena cities of the Independent Nations. A warrior who chooses to transfer to the Free Blades arena may, at a subsequent evaluation time, choose to transfer to a different arena that the warrior is qualified for. All warriors hailing from the Free Blades cities (except those who have been inducted to Primus) may choose to transfer to the Free Blades arena.
DM 104, The Darkholm Arena. This is the national Advanced Duelmasters arena sponsored by the Delarquan Federation. All warriors who hail from the Delarquan Federation cities (except those who have been inducted to Primus) may choose to transfer to the Darkholm arena.
DM 105, The Andorak Arena. This is the national Advanced Duelmasters arena sponsored by the confederation of nations known as "The Andorian League." All warriors who hail from the Andorian cities (except those who have been inducted to Primus) may choose to transfer to the Andorak arena.
DM 107, The Lirin Kiv Arena. This is the national Advanced Duelmasters arena
sponsored by the empire of "Lirith Kai." All warriors who hail from the
Lirith Kai cities (except those who have been inducted to Primus) may choose
to transfer to the Lirin Kiv arena.
Each warrior (with the exception of those who have been inducted into Primus) will have the choice of at least three arenas in which to fight: the Talahya arena, the Crysalis arena, and their national arena (the Free Blades arena, the Darkholm arena, the Andorak arena, or the Lirin Kiv arena). Most warriors will also be eligible for either the Home Guard arena or the Primus arena. The mini-overview sent at the time of warrior evaluation will show to which arenas the warrior may transfer at that transfer time.
DM 106, The Crysalis Arena. This arena is the slow turnaround Advanced
Duelmasters arena. All warriors graduating from slow arenas in regular
Duelmasters will first be placed in Arena 106, the Crysalis arena. Warriors
from all nationalities may fight in this arena, unless they are inducted into
Primus. Warriors may fight in this arena even if they don't hail from a slow
arena in Basic Duelmasters.