DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2015    Duedate: 06/29/2015

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-771

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRON MAN 2
ABOMINATION (393)
(10-6277) [22-14-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRON MAN 2                     MEEK MARK
ABOMINATION (393)              WEIRD STUDENTS (594)
(10-6277) [22-14-2,100]        (10-6513) [5-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAEVIA                         NAVARRO
ABOMINATION (393)              KHORS PRAETORIANS 79 (567)
(10-6313) [16-14-0,75]         (10-6071) [1-0-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (594)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (594)        50
2. ABOMINATION (393)           39      VIKINGS (34)
3. KHORS PRAETORIANS 79 (567)  21      Unchartered Team
4. JAY-Z (563)                  0
5. DUNGEON CELL (584)           0KHORS PRAETORIANS 79 (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (567)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (594)     12  3 1
 2/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (594)      20   5  1 80.0   2/ 2 VIKINGS (34)             10  5 0
 3- 2 MMM BEER (583)            13   6  0 68.4   3- 3 MEDAL OF HONOR (576)      6  4 0
 4- 3 MEDAL OF HONOR (576)      35  17  3 67.3   4/ 7 ABOMINATION (393)         6  9 1
 5/ 4 VIKINGS (34)             393 291 19 57.5   5- 4 DUNGEON CELL (584)        4  4 0
 6/ 5 EMPIRE (289)             239 210 19 53.2   6- 5 JAY-Z (563)               4  6 0
 7/ 6 THE MENTORS (242)        273 266 26 50.6   7/ 6 EMPIRE (289)              3  4 0
 8- 7 JAY-Z (563)              180 184 11 49.5   8/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (567)  1  0 0
 9/ 8 ABOMINATION (393)        407 425 31 48.9   9- 8 MMM BEER (583)            1  0 0
10- 9 DUNGEON CELL (584)        18  21  1 46.2  10- 9 CRUNK ANIMATIONS (590)    1  7 0
11-10 CRUNK ANIMATIONS (590)    10  44  2 18.5  11/10 THE MENTORS (242)         1 10 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KOLACT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  ABOMINATION turned their 3-2-0 turn 
into a 4th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see NAVARRO win a fight 
and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MEEK MARK beat SAILBACK and SAILBACK lost 15 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the 
throne, VATOS LOCOS has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm 
earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as IRON MAN 2 takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
KOLACT?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MEDAL OF HONOR was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like EMPIRE avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAN 2 6277              22  14  2   100       ABOMINATION (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIMAY 6358                  11   4  0   116       MMM BEER (583)
-JOBS 6297                    16  12  1    98       THE MENTORS (242)
-THE TAKEOVER 6346             8   1  0    94       JAY-Z (563)
 HANS SMA KRIGER 6364         10   8  0    91       VIKINGS (34)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-55 IN A 54 6275              17  27  1    79       JAY-Z (563)
-SERGEANT 3 6255              13   3  0    78       MEDAL OF HONOR (576)
 NAEVIA 6313                  16  14  0    75       ABOMINATION (393)
-VALITA 4469                  12  10  2    74       EMPIRE (289)
-CELL BLOCK A 6387             7   3  0    73       DUNGEON CELL (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 4 6459               8   4  2    66       MEDAL OF HONOR (576)
 NUCKY 6433                    8   9  0    65       EMPIRE (289)
-PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 3 6386       5   2  1    64       DUNGEON CELL (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEEK MARK 6513                5   0  0    50       WEIRD STUDENTS (594)
 HELPLESS HAMER 6511           4   1  1    48       WEIRD STUDENTS (594)
 LANKY LARRY 6512              4   1  0    44       WEIRD STUDENTS (594)
-THE RACK 6430                 6   1  0    43       DUNGEON CELL (584)
-SERGEANT 1 6252               8   3  1    41       MEDAL OF HONOR (576)
-GOD MC 6403                   9  11  0    38       JAY-Z (563)
 BURLY BLAIR 6510              5   0  0    38       WEIRD STUDENTS (594)
 HJALMAR FOLKVAR 6493          6   3  0    35       VIKINGS (34)
-TRUMP 6450                    4   3  1    35       EMPIRE (289)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAILBACK 6452                 6   3  1    28       THE MENTORS (242)
 VOLUNDR THE RED 6537          3   0  0    25       VIKINGS (34)
-BEAVIS 6519                   2   1  0    25       CRUNK ANIMATIONS (590)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 5 6460               1   2  0    25       MEDAL OF HONOR (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AS11 6445                     5   5  1    23       EMPIRE (289)
 TESTY TOM 6514                2   3  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (594)
 NAVARRO 6071                  1   0  0    21       KHORS PRAETORIANS 79 (567)
-HALF SILLY 6464               5   4  0    19       JAY-Z (563)
 HAKON 6548                    2   0  0    18       VIKINGS (34)
-SERGEANT 2 6509               2   1  0    16       MEDAL OF HONOR (576)
-BUD 6356                      1   0  0    13       MMM BEER (583)
 SIGMUNDR 6525                 3   2  0    11       VIKINGS (34)
 FRIEDNLY FIRE 6556            1   0  0     9       ABOMINATION (393)
-BASS 6357                     1   0  0     8       MMM BEER (583)
 4TH EDITION D&D 6531          1   2  1     6       ABOMINATION (393)
-SHE-RA 6524                   1   3  0     6       CRUNK ANIMATIONS (590)
-BUTTHEAD 6497                 0   3  0     6       CRUNK ANIMATIONS (590)
-REO 6527                      1   1  0     4       EMPIRE (289)
 DA 51 6555                    0   1  0     2       ABOMINATION (393)
-HARPOON 6355                  0   1  0     1       MMM BEER (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GALACTICA 1980 6363     8 15 1 ABOMINATION 393      PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 6386 768  REVENGED
MASS EFFECT 3 6326      4 20 1 ABOMINATION 393      SERGEANT 4 6459       768  REVENGED
BASH MASTER 6535        0  1 0 CRUNK ANIMATIONS 590 4TH EDITION D&D 6531  769   
DELTA 6526              1  2 0 THE MENTORS 242      BANDIT PRINCE         771  NONE
NI 6554                 0  1 0 THE MENTORS 242      MOUNTAIN TROLL        771  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vatos Locos - Not the way I expected that to go. -- Iron Man 2
P.S. Spider says whats up?

Cell Block A - Thought I had you.  No idea how you kept getting up time and time 
again. -- Naevia

Sergeant 2 - OUCH!!! -- 4th Edition D&D 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DELTA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NI was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HANS SMA KRIGER was unbelievably bested by IRON MAN 2 in a 3 minute Title match.
NUCKY was bested by NAEVIA in a popular 1 minute fight.
HELPLESS HAMER demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BURLY BLAIR unbelievably bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a unpopular 12 minute bloody match.
SAILBACK was overpowered by MEEK MARK in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
LANKY LARRY won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
HJALMAR FOLKVAR defeated TESTY TOM in a 2 minute duel.
SIGMUNDR lost to NAVARRO in a popular 2 minute fight.
4TH EDITION D&D was overpowered by HAKON in a 3 minute gory one-sided melee.
VOLUNDR THE RED savagely defeated DA 51 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.
FRIEDNLY FIRE subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  22 -  3      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  28 -  3      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  21 -  0      19  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 771 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         2 -  3         4  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRON MAN 2 6277            22  14  2  100 ABOMINATION (393)
SLASHING ATTACK  HANS SMA KRIGER 6364       10   8  0   91 VIKINGS (34)
LUNGING ATTACK   NAEVIA 6313                16  14  0   75 ABOMINATION (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NAEVIA 6313.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NAVARRO 6071.  The ten other most popular fighters were HANS SMA KRIGER 6364, IRON 
MAN 2 6277, HELPLESS HAMER 6511, HAKON 6548, VOLUNDR THE RED 6537, FRIEDNLY FIRE 
6556, NAEVIA 6313, MEEK MARK 6513, LANKY LARRY 6512, and TESTY TOM 6514.

The least popular fighter this week was BURLY BLAIR 6510.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DA 51 6555, 4TH EDITION D&D 6531, SAILBACK 6452, NUCKY 6433, 
DELTA 6526, SIGMUNDR 6525, HJALMAR FOLKVAR 6493, NI 6554, TESTY TOM 6514, and LANKY 
LARRY 6512.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IRON MAN 2 (10-6277) ABOMINATION (393)

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

VATOS LOCOS (10-6266) JAY-Z (563)

                        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