DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/02/2015    Duedate: 07/29/2015

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-389

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZEST
Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5224) [28-9-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUTTER CRITES                  VERTIGO
BORN LOSERS (634)              THE TRAVELERS (639)
(8-5555) [8-4-1,122]           (8-5631) [3-3-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIFEROUS HOPE                YRAH BANEWRECKER
BROKEN SPIRITS (632)           THE CHOSEN (613)
(8-5522) [9-11-0,66]           (8-5527) [9-2-3,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS SHOWER (604)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BORN LOSERS (634)           67
2. BROKEN SPIRITS (632)        47      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. STEEL PROPHETS (615)        36      Unchartered Team
4. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          26
5. THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)         23      THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)        7   3  1 70.0   1/ 1 BASH BROS SHOWER (604)    9  4 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       288 140  8 67.3   2/ 2 THE CHOSEN (613)          9  6 2
 3/ 3 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)      108  60  2 64.3   3/ 6 SMITHSONIAN (245)         8  3 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        753 454 16 62.4   4/ 5 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       8  6 0
 5/ 5 BORN LOSERS (634)        154  96 17 61.6   5/ 9*THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)       7  3 1
 6/ 6 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      39  36  0 52.0   6/12 BORN LOSERS (634)         7  3 1
 7/ 7 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     48  46  6 51.1   7/10 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        7  5 0
 8/ 8 THE CHOSEN (613)         228 225 18 50.3   8/ 3 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    7  8 0
 9/ 9 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    36  39  1 48.0   9/ 4 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      7  8 0
10/10 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      65  73  2 47.1  10/ 7 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     7  8 0
11/11 BASH BROS SHOWER (604)    20  23  1 46.5  11/11 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      4 10 0
12/ 0 SERIOUS LEE (486)         20  30  0 40.0  12/ 8 BROKEN SPIRITS (632)      4 11 0
13/13 BROKEN SPIRITS (632)      38  62  2 38.0  13/13*THE TRAVELERS (639)       4 11 0
14/16*THE TRAVELERS (639)        9  21  0 30.0  14/ 0 SERIOUS LEE (486)         2  3 0
15-15*SERIAL KILLAZ (638)        4  10  0 28.6  15-15*SERIAL KILLAZ (638)       0  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARKERS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Hmmmph!  I always thought BLOODY 
HAND CLAN was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 2-3-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, BORN 
LOSERS' 6th moved them up to 4-1-1 place.  What's with PUNK CHILSNER?  He actually 
beat SMITHSONIAN's OLD IRONSIDES, and walked away with 29 more points from the fight. 
Major screwup at GHOSTWALKERS 2.  GRIMM lost 15 points to DEMON TALON.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GRIMM will provide more easy wins...  I'm sure ARKERS is 
excited about ZEST, the new Duelmaster from Z GLADIATORZ.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, HOYT 
FOUNDATION!  In my day, no team with a 46-43-6 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, GHOSTWALKERS 2?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, ZIRCONIUM!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Keep 
challenging up 26 points, LUCIFEROUS HOPE, and I won't have to write about you much 
longer.  DESTROYER TADD always accepts those kind of challenges...  Who knows what 
was running through LUCIFEROUS HOPE's head, but DESTROYER TADD rearranged it for her. 
How soon will LUCIFEROUS HOPE make a challenge like that again?  Maybe HOYT 
FOUNDATION's THE ANXIOUS MAN is one of those guys who likes pain, or something.  
That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 29 to OUT OF SOAP.  As I 
expected, OUT OF SOAP won THE ANXIOUS MAN.  Not to start anything, but, THE ANXIOUS 
MAN, now that you've faced him and seen his style, you might try it again!   
     Warriors of ARKERS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  PUNK CHILSNER 
killed OLD IRONSIDES, and expects revenge from SMITHSONIAN.  The dead are better off 
dead--they have no worries.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many 
skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEST 5224                    28   9  1   119       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER CRITES 5555            8   4  1   122       BORN LOSERS (634)
 MAYFLOWER 5235               22  10  0   101       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           30   8  0    98       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 DESTROYER TADD 5597          13   4  2    97       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 LUCKY STRIKES 5426           11   3  0    96       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUNK CHILSNER 5549            7   0  2    90       BORN LOSERS (634)
-DINGO MCGEE 5384             15  13  1    88       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527         9   2  3    87       THE CHOSEN (613)
 DAN QUEVOS 5544               6   1  0    76       BORN LOSERS (634)
 OUT OF SOAP 5282              7   3  0    70       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFEROUS HOPE 5522          9  11  0    66       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 THE SHRIEKER 5554             5   4  1    66       BORN LOSERS (634)
 REAPER 5483                  10   5  0    62       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
-ZOO 5236                     14  15  0    61       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 DEMON TALON 5456             10  10  1    61       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GYPSY 5587                6   4  2    53       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 ZIRCONIUM 5493                9   1  0    52       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466           6  10  1    52       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 JELLYBOMBER 5458             14   6  0    50       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMM 5482                   10   5  0    47       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 DEFENSIVE LEE 4062            8   3  0    43       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 STONEWALL 5494                9   6  0    40       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498       7   5  1    37       THE CHOSEN (613)
 KYRON FLEMING 5545            6   1  1    36       BORN LOSERS (634)
 ETON THE STALWART 5496       10   4  0    35       THE CHOSEN (613)
 THE ANXIOUS MAN 5589          7   6  1    35       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 VERTIGO 5631                  3   3  0    34       THE TRAVELERS (639)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIXIA 5512                   5   5  0    33       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 STANDING WATER 5617           5   1  0    33       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 JOHNNY RINGO 5502             2   0  0    33       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
 PARIS TROUT 5591              7   7  0    32       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH 5610      5   2  0    31       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 LORD SHADOW 5627              3   3  0    30       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500           8   5  0    29       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 SEHWYN STEEL 5633             3   1  2    27       THE CHOSEN (613)
 MANDIBULON 5655               2   0  0    27       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 EGRIM 5510                    3   6  1    26       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 SITTING BULL 5638             3   0  0    26       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 GUNTHER 5507                  4   2  0    25       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMBLE LEE 4061               3   6  0    21       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 JHERI BLOOMERS 5643           2   3  0    20       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 SLOW DRAIN 5618               4   2  0    19       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 MALICE 5529                   3   7  0    16       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 DRULINDA 5621                 3   3  0    16       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 ZANY 5653                     1   0  0    16       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PIMPOLOCO 5642                3   2  0    15       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 COLD 5640                     3   1  0    15       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 JOHN HARDIN 5505              2   0  0    15       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
 AUDACIOUS LEE 5542            2   3  0    14       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 ZIP IT 5537                   3   3  0    12       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MALLAFAX 5508                 1   5  0    12       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 TEXAS RED 5504                1   1  0    12       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
 THUNDER SPRITE 5658           1   0  0    12       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MAQURO DOOMAXE 5634           1   3  0    12       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 KLOBBERELLA 5651              2   1  0    11       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 HELGA LOARWEN 5632            2   3  1    10       THE CHOSEN (613)
 AMAZON QUEEN 5629             2   4  0    10       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 JACK POWERS 5503              1   1  1     5       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
-MYAMOTO MUSHASHI 5625         1   2  0     5       SERIAL KILLAZ (638)
 RADICULEX 5656                1   1  0     4       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 CURLY BILL 5501               1   1  0     4       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
 DRAMATIC LEE 5609             0   4  0     4       SERIOUS LEE (486)
-SHAGGY 2 DOPE 5622            0   2  0     2       SERIAL KILLAZ (638)
 AGGRESSIVE LEE 5635           0   2  0     2       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 ALAMARAYANE 5652              0   2  0     2       THE TRAVELERS (639)
-MR ROTTEN TREATS 5650         0   1  0     1       SERIAL KILLAZ (638)
 COSMIC OAF 5659               0   1  0     1       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOOM 5485               7  5 0 GHOSTWALKERS 2 629   EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466   386  REVENGED
IMERTA LOEL 5225       16 50 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    DESTROYER TADD 5597   385  NOT REVENGED
MONOXIDE CHILD 5624     2  1 0 SERIAL KILLAZ 638    HELGA LOARWEN 5632    387   
UGLY FACE 5626          0  3 0 SERIAL KILLAZ 638    SEHWYN STEEL 5633     387   
VIOLENT J 5623          1  1 0 SERIAL KILLAZ 638    SEHWYN STEEL 5633     386   
OLD IRONSIDES 5523      8  4 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      PUNK CHILSNER 5549    389   
DRAGONFLY 5636          0  5 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   BANDIT PRINCE         389  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RUMBLEFUNK 5657         0  1 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   JACK POWERS 5503      388   
VIPER 5630              1  5 0 THE TRAVELERS 639    SHEWISH GIANT         389  NONE
ZINC 5266              10  8 1 Z GLADIATORZ 519     YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527 386   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

An interesting Chosen spot. Kudos. -- Curator

A salute to Enemy Maker of Weird Alchemy, Duelmaster of Arkers. -- Curator
P.S. Was that your "special" potion that was given to The Chosen?

The Shrieker, I don't blame you for yelling so loud; I probably hurt you bad. -- Old 
Ironsides

Cutter Crites, I fought one of my best fights; you did well, just not well enough. -- 
Mayflower

Maguro, funny name; yu luze to. -- Sitting Bull

Health. Humility. Honor. -- Curator

You no Z, you no be! -- The Zee Man

Zany be my new; he fite too. -- The Zee Man

Dingo Magee, I was full of life! -- Zest

Cold, that wasn't nice! I like a little warmer atmosphere. I hope your hot water 
heater goes out on you! So there. -- Zip It

Demon Talon, I won because you were neither a Z, nor bright enough. -- Zirconium

Out of Soap, so; who needs it at a zoo. You prolly cheated, eh? -- Zoo

Nuttin' lak a Z ta mae ya feel gud! -- Mr. Zee

Grimm -- Look 'ere yoos. Do ya wanna
make me mad? Huh? Defensive Lee made me mad. So, I ate his cat. Now he is 'fraid uv 
me. So 'fraid he ran away. Do ya wanna make me mad? Waitta minute. Did Defensive Lee 
'ave a cat? Okay. I ate sum ones cat and Defensive Lee got scared and ran away. So yoo 
better watch it. -- Eadskar Da'Bad

Kyron Fleming -- Uv all da people ta git matched gainst, ya had to find me, eh? -- -
Gutsag Bakwort

Vertigo -- Eadskar said 'Fight Vertigo'. I said 'Vertigo where?' And then he hit me. I 
still don't know what happened to Verti. -- Stonewall

Lord Shadow -- Why ya bring a toof pick ta a sword fight? -- Ded 'Ard

Sitting Bull -- I'm terribly sorry but that had to be the most boring round of 
fisticuffs evah. You, old bean, literally sat there the whole time. Whoh knew your 
name was literal. Heavens above! -- Maquro Doomaxe

Noble Assassin -- Are you noble or do you kill nobles? -- Yrah Banewrecker

Dan Quevos -- Well, well, well. Arker's prodigal tourney victor returns. I would have 
had you if you hadn't broken my weapon of choice. The score is Eton 1:1 Dan Quevos. 
Best two out of three? -- Eton

Slow Drain -- I nearly had you. I heard you were an odd one on the sands. Is this your 
way of showing off? -- Sehwyn Steel

Malice -- I feel embarrassed for you. Was that a show of martial skillon your part? I 
bet you cried a lot that night. -- Halin

Amazon Queen -- I did not expect you to be that style. To top it off, I heard a rumour 
that your manager is here to fight us over some sleight. That makes the loss sting 
even more. We will meet again. That is, if you aren't sent ot the Dark Arena for your 
record. -- Helga Loarwen

Yrah Banewrecker -- You may not have been able to see me, but your weapon sure didn't 
have a problem finding me -- Out of Soap

Zoo -- Luckily the animals don't care for showers.  In fact, they prefer not. -- Out 
of Soap

Sehwyn Steel -- I may not work well, but I do work -- Slow Drain

Egrim -- I do hope your manager's spirit doesn't break.  Competition is always tough 
and someone has to lose.  Good luck! -- Standing Water

Zip It -- If you can't stand the cold, get out of the shower! -- Cold

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIPER was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DRAGONFLY was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MALICE was handily defeated by EADSKAR DA'BAD in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
CUTTER CRITES viciously subdued PLYMOUTH ROCK in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
YRAH BANEWRECKER was narrowly defeated by MAYFLOWER in a 5 minute competition.
LUCIFEROUS HOPE was vanquished by DESTROYER TADD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DAN QUEVOS devastated THE GYPSY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
THE ANXIOUS MAN was vanquished by OUT OF SOAP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DEMON TALON viciously subdued GRIMM in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH was outwaited by ZIRCONIUM in a slow 10 minute Challenge fight.
GUNTHER savagely defeated KLOBBERELLA in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
LORD SHADOW demolished GUTSAG BAKWORT in a 8 minute mismatched Challenge match.
EGRIM demolished DRULINDA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ARIXIA beat SLOW DRAIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SITTING BULL savagely defeated COLD in a tiring 12 minute bloody Challenge duel.
MANDIBULON vanquished AMAZON QUEEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
JOHNNY RINGO devastated PIMPOLOCO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JACK POWERS was overpowered by VERTIGO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RADICULEX was beaten by JHERI BLOOMERS in a popular 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
ENEMY MAKER was unbelievably bested by ZEST in a 5 minute master's Title competition.
LUCKY STRIKES viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory match.
OLD IRONSIDES was easily killed by PUNK CHILSNER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PARIS TROUT was outwaited by STONEWALL in a monotonous 18 minute bout.
HALIN STORMBREAKER was defeated by JELLYBOMBER in a 2 minute fight.
THE SHRIEKER vanquished DEFENSIVE LEE in a action packed 2 minute one-sided match.
REAPER overpowered KYRON FLEMING in a exciting 2 minute gruesome uneven match.
STANDING WATER overcame MAQURO DOOMAXE in a action packed 1 minute bout.
ETON THE STALWART outlasted MALLAFAX in a dull 10 minute competition.
ZIP IT was beaten by HUMBLE LEE in a 1 minute fight.
DRAMATIC LEE was overpowered by JOHN HARDIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AUDACIOUS LEE defeated HELGA LOARWEN in a 2 minute novice's match.
SEHWYN STEEL overpowered COSMIC OAF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AGGRESSIVE LEE was overpowered by THUNDER SPRITE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TEXAS RED demolished ALAMARAYANE in a 1 minute gory uneven contest.
CURLY BILL was devastated by ZANY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        34 -  22 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  20 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  41 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    54 -  61 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  23 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  37 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  35 -  3      36  |

Turn 389 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     5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  8         4  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZEST 5224                  28   9  1  119 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
SLASHING ATTACK  CUTTER CRITES 5555          8   4  1  122 BORN LOSERS (634)
WALL OF STEEL    DESTROYER TADD 5597        13   4  2   97 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUNK CHILSNER 5549          7   0  2   90 BORN LOSERS (634)
BASHING ATTACK   DAN QUEVOS 5544             6   1  0   76 BORN LOSERS (634)
AIMED BLOW       OUT OF SOAP 5282            7   3  0   70 BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE GYPSY 5587              6   4  2   53 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRIMM 5482                 10   5  0   47 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCIFEROUS HOPE 5522.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUNTHER 
5507, JHERI BLOOMERS 5643, THE SHRIEKER 5554, REAPER 5483, DEMON TALON 5456, LUCKY 
STRIKES 5426, CUTTER CRITES 5555, DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH 5610, AUDACIOUS LEE 5542, and 
VIPER 5630.

The least popular fighter this week was STONEWALL 5494.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PARIS TROUT 5591, GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500, ETON THE STALWART 5496, SITTING 
BULL 5638, ZIRCONIUM 5493, LORD SHADOW 5627, COLD 5640, MAYFLOWER 5235, CURLY BILL 
5501, and ALAMARAYANE 5652.

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

ENEMY MAKER (8-4015) WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 
tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 
yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes