DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2015    Duedate: 06/27/2015

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-762

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HANAKO-SAN
SAY MY NAME (510)
(25-5800) [17-3-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANAKO-SAN                     DOMINO
SAY MY NAME (510)              EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
(25-5800) [17-3-0,122]         (25-5865) [6-0-1,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANAKO-SAN                     VLAD
SAY MY NAME (510)              KHORS PRAETORIANS 6 (513)
(25-5800) [17-3-0,122]         (25-5615) [1-0-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (538)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HAREM (418)                 24
2. SAY MY NAME (510)           22      SAY MY NAME (510)
3. BERK (539)                  18      Unchartered Team
4. EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)      14
5. KHORS PRAETORIANS 6 (513)   13KHORS PRAETORIANS 6 (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (513)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (538)      9  6 0
 2/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (538)      13   7  1 65.0   2/ 2*EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)    6  9 2
 3/ 3 SAY MY NAME (510)        217 154 11 58.5   3/ 3 HAREM (418)               5  3 0
 4- 4 ERRATA (323)             296 244 12 54.8   4/ 4 SAY MY NAME (510)         4  5 1
 5/ 5*EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)    17  17  6 50.0   5- 5 ERRATA (323)              3  0 0
 6/ 6 HAREM (418)               69  79  4 46.6   6/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (513)  1  0 0
 7/ 0*BERK (539)                 0   5  0  0.0   7/ 0*BERK (539)                0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LYRATILAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  It's a rough sport, people get hurt.  
BERK was no exception, as they suffered a 0-5-0 on their first turn in LYRATILAN.  
Aw, too bad.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see LORI win a fight and 
gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LORI beat CUDDLY CATHY and CUDDLY CATHY lost 13 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN 
may be getting bland, as HANAKO-SAN stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
LYRATILAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  WEIRD STUDENTS the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like EMPYREAN 
COUNCIL avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  TINY TIM was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LYRATILAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in LYRATILAN to get a drink than The Piper's 
Rest!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
LYRATILAN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANAKO-SAN 5800              17   3  0   122       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINO 5865                   6   0  1    61       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEBBIE 4498                  10   5  0    52       HAREM (418)
 LORI 5677                     5  10  2    46       HAREM (418)
-DUCT 5702                     5   1  0    44       ERRATA (323)
 TINY TIM 5879                 4   0  0    41       WEIRD STUDENTS (538)
 ZOEE 5750                     7   8  0    40       HAREM (418)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRIS 5840                     2   0  0    29       HAREM (418)
-DA1 5899                      1   0  1    27       SAY MY NAME (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOKING MINA 5864             4   3  3    23       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
 CUDDLY CATHY 5877             3   1  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (538)
-TRISH 5759                    3   1  0    23       HAREM (418)
 LOVING LINDA 5898             2   1  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (538)
 THE POSTMAN 5867              4   3  0    19       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
 VLAD 5615                     1   0  0    13       KHORS PRAETORIANS 6 (513)
-CRUNCH 5842                   1   0  0    13       ERRATA (323)
 SEVENTH SON 5866              2   5  1    12       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
 WOBBLY WANDA 5878             2   2  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (538)
-ROUND 5890                    1   0  0    11       ERRATA (323)
 PERKY PAM 5913                1   0  0     6       WEIRD STUDENTS (538)
 SHO'NUFF 5896                 0   4  0     4       SAY MY NAME (510)
 TOOTHLESS 5903                0   1  0     1       BERK (539)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFAN NOBLE          0  0 0                      SMOKING MINA 5864     762  NONE
FIREWORM 5904           0  1 0 BERK 539             ROWAN ORC             762  NONE
GRONCKLE 5902           0  1 0 BERK 539             LIZARD MAN            762  NONE
RAINCUTTER 5906         0  1 0 BERK 539             TOMBSTONE             762  NONE
SAND WRAITH 5905        0  1 0 BERK 539             HALF-ORC GUARDSM      762  NONE
BAILEY JAY 5863         1  6 1 EMPYREAN COUNCIL 536 LIZARD MAN            762  NONE
DA1 5907                0  1 0 SAY MY NAME 510      ARENAMASTER JYO       762  NONE
BOSSY BETTY 5875        1  1 1 WEIRD STUDENTS 538   SMOKING MINA 5864     760  REVENGED
DRAB DRINKER 5876       0  1 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 538   BAILEY JAY 5863       759  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Weird Students -- Just wondering why you're in a crap load of arens?  Are you a staff 
member, or a real person who doesn't mind spending a lot of money? -- Scorpio

    Are you insinuating that "staff members" aren't real people? -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAILEY JAY was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SAND WRAITH was slaughtered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RAINCUTTER was easily killed by TOMBSTONE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
FIREWORM was slaughtered by ROWAN ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA1 was butchered by ARENAMASTER JYO in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
GRONCKLE was murdered by LIZARD MAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
LORI vanquished CUDDLY CATHY in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
SEVENTH SON was devastated by LOVING LINDA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE POSTMAN was handily defeated by TINY TIM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HANAKO-SAN vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
DOMINO vanquished VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
ZOEE overpowered WOBBLY WANDA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SMOKING MINA savagely slew FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 3 minute brutal match.
SHO'NUFF was viciously subdued by VLAD in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
TOOTHLESS was subdued by PERKY PAM 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -   5 -  4      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  16 -  3      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  26 -  1      32  |

Turn 762 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     HANAKO-SAN 5800            17   3  0  122 SAY MY NAME (510)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOMINO 5865                 6   0  1   61 EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
BASHING ATTACK   TINY TIM 5879               4   0  0   41 WEIRD STUDENTS (538)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANAKO-SAN 5800.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VLAD 5615.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMOKING MINA 5864, PERKY PAM 
5913, LORI 5677, HANAKO-SAN 5800, DOMINO 5865, ZOEE 5750, LOVING LINDA 5898, GRONCKLE 
5902, TINY TIM 5879, and SHO'NUFF 5896.

The least popular fighter this week was TOOTHLESS 5903.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOBBLY WANDA 5878, THE POSTMAN 5867, SEVENTH SON 5866, CUDDLY CATHY 
5877, DA1 5907, FIREWORM 5904, RAINCUTTER 5906, SAND WRAITH 5905, BAILEY JAY 5863, 
and SHO'NUFF 5896.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HANAKO-SAN (25-5800) SAY MY NAME (510)

                        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