DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2015    Duedate: 07/01/2015

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-758

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE RABBI
THE APOSTLES (133)
(33-8204) [14-8-3,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE RABBI                      XODEN NIGHTSHIELD
THE APOSTLES (133)             ONE DEEP (669)
(33-8204) [14-8-3,109]         (33-8364) [4-4-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FEVER DOG                      PERKY PATRICIA
THE ILLEARTH (265)             WEIRD STUDENTS (671)
(33-6852) [15-18-2,68]         (33-8389) [2-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         30
2. THE APOSTLES (133)          30      DUELMASTERS BUFFET (655)
3. BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)       25      Unchartered Team
4. ONE DEEP (669)              24
5. WEIRD STUDENTS (671)        20      WEIRD STUDENTS (671)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (671)      11   4  0 73.3   1/ 1 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      12  3 0
 2/ 3 DUELMASTERS BUFFET (655)  47  34  0 58.0   2/ 2 BRASH BROS XMAS (662)    11  4 2
 3/ 2 THE CARELESS BEARS (600)   6   5  0 54.5   3/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (671)     11  4 0
 4/ 5*DYSTOPIAN OVERLORD (667)  24  21  1 53.3   4/ 4 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       6  9 1
 5/ 4 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      482 422 34 53.3   5/ 5 THE APOSTLES (133)        6  9 1
 6/ 7 BRASH BROS XMAS (662)     52  47  6 52.5   6/ 7 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     6  9 0
 7/ 6 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      356 330 32 51.9   7/ 9 DUELMASTERS BUFFET (655)  5  2 0
 8- 8 BAD COMPANY (145)        328 321 39 50.5   8/13*DYSTOPIAN OVERLORD (667)  5  5 0
 9/ 9 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    676 670 62 50.2   9/ 6 THE ILLEARTH (265)        5 10 1
10/16*ONE DEEP (669)             4   4  0 50.0  10/ 8 4 PROS & A HACKER (661)   4  4 1
11/13 THE ILLEARTH (265)       196 234 17 45.6  11/16 XXX BANDITS (614)         4 11 0
12/15 XXX BANDITS (614)         85 112  6 43.1  12-11 BAD COMPANY (145)         3  7 0
13/14 WILLIAMSBURG MALIT (658)  45  63  2 41.7  13/10 WILLIAMSBURG MALIT (658)  3 12 0
14/18 4 PROS & A HACKER (661)   31  45  3 40.8  14/14 THE CARELESS BEARS (600)  2  1 0
15-17 NYE MAULERS (269)        168 249 27 40.3  15/17*ONE DEEP (669)            2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/19 THE APOSTLES (133)       151 227 20 39.9  16-12 NYE MAULERS (269)         1  9 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
NIATOLI ISLAND.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid! 
It was a tough week for NYE MAULERS, to drop 4 places in the rankings.  Coming up 
with a solid 3-2-0 outing, DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS has advanced 5 places in the rankings. 
Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  MIGHTY 
KASHITZ did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the 
THE APOSTLES stable, as their warrior, THE RABBI, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIATOLI ISLAND arena.  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE  APOSTLES?  Big bad THE 
APOSTLES.  Big bad THE APOSTLES.  NIATOLI ISLAND's afraid of the big bad THE 
APOSTLES.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  THE 
APOSTLES + Weapons That go Boom = THE ILLEARTH + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, RETURNS would be president.  Although it may be a contest he 
doesn't want to win.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying 
BIFFCAKE will do.  He challenged 28 points down to trash POLYPHEMUS.  Definition of 
petty:  BIFFCAKE beat POLYPHEMUS, a mismatch of 28 points.  In a mismatch, our friend 
XODEN NIGHTSHIELD of ONE DEEP got heroic notions and challenged BLACKTOOTH GRIM.  
What did it get him?  A 4-4-0 record, that's what.  I don't know about you, but when 
I saw XODEN NIGHTSHIELD step out on the sands with BLACKTOOTH GRIM, I though it was 
over before it started.  Good upset XODEN NIGHTSHIELD!  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, PRO 4 went after CUT DROOL, who was higher by 20 points.  Well, 
when the dust settled, PRO 4 subdued CUT DROOL.  ANDREW of THE APOSTLES had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he won.  I 
thought ANDREW showed great skill and promise when he defeated DAGGER DALE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and RETURNS demonstrated that very violently on 
WART HOG's body.  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it covering GRUNGE 
BEAR as he was driven to an early grave by PUT LIGHTS UP of the BRASH BROS XMAS.  
Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on 
the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in NIATOLI ISLAND 
have no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be 
the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its 
been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE RABBI 8204               14   8  3   109       THE APOSTLES (133)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIGHTY KASHITZ 7636          20   6  0   107       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BIFFCAKE 8136                14   3  0   104       DUELMASTERS BUFFET (655)
 DEVIANT MONK 8195            13   6  0   102       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 GENOVYFA 8117                21  15  1    97       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ANDREW 8191                  14   8  0    95       THE APOSTLES (133)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH'S HAND 8189            11  14  2    90       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 DAGGER DALE 8313              8   2  0    79       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 GWYN THE HUNTER 8267         12   5  0    76       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 POLYPHEMUS 8184              13  14  0    73       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 PAPA BEAR CLAWS 8149          7   4  0    69       DUELMASTERS BUFFET (655)
 FEVER DOG 6852               15  18  2    68       THE ILLEARTH (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE INTEROGATOR 8244         10  10  1    67       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JARVIS 7527                  12  15  1    66       NYE MAULERS (269)
 PUT LIGHTS UP 8222           12  10  1    66       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 COOKING THE MEAL 8226        10   5  2    66       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
-PRO 1 8217                    8   6  0    65       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 PRO 4 8276                    5   7  0    64       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 OMAHA 7786                    6   7  0    62       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNWANTED GUESTS 8224          7  11  1    53       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 XODEN NIGHTSHIELD 8364        4   4  0    52       ONE DEEP (669)
 TACOMA 7785                   8   5  1    51       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 BYRTHAA 8378                  5   3  1    51       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 RETURNS 8223                 12  10  1    49       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 CLEAN UP 8225                11  11  1    48       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 MAULMAN MAX 8251             10   8  1    45       THE ILLEARTH (265)
 GOV UHRHAMMER 8324            7   6  0    44       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 CUT DROOL 8343                6   3  1    42       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
-SUPER CHIEF 8315              6   3  0    41       BAD COMPANY (145)
 CHIP MONK 8334                6   5  0    39       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 THE PUPPETMASTER 8399         4   2  0    36       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 PC SLEDGE 8273                9   7  1    35       THE ILLEARTH (265)
 HYDRYK 8300                   7   7  1    35       THE ILLEARTH (265)
 BLACKTOOTH GRIM 8263          8   9  1    34       THE ILLEARTH (265)
 SLUDGE OOZE 8344              6   3  0    34       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A HACKER 8317                 4   2  0    30       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 PHOENIX 7788                  6   7  1    29       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-SCAB SQUIZZLE 8358            4   3  0    28       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BOLD BRIAN 8388               3   0  0    26       WEIRD STUDENTS (671)
 CRYSTAL RAM 8348              7   2  0    25       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNEAU 7787                   5   8  0    23       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-TICKLES MALLOY 8425           1   1  0    23       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BEDAZZLER 8381                5   2  0    21       XXX BANDITS (614)
 MAGICALLY MAN 8386            1   2  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (671)
 GUTSY GABE 8387               3   0  0    19       WEIRD STUDENTS (671)
 JOLLY JAN 8385                2   1  0    18       WEIRD STUDENTS (671)
 DISCO STICK 8413              3   1  0    16       XXX BANDITS (614)
 BIG ARM BILL 8391             3   4  1    14       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 PERKY PATRICIA 8389           2   1  0    14       WEIRD STUDENTS (671)
 HUMAN DEVOLUTION 8415         1   2  0    12       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
 PRO 3 8406                    2   0  1    10       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 PRO 2 8405                    1   2  0     7       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 WAR MASTER 8376               0   3  0     7       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 WHIRLWIND 8377                0   3  0     7       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 CAIN 8433                     0   2  0     4       THE APOSTLES (133)
-WICKED LESTAR 8407            0   4  0     4       NYE MAULERS (269)
 THE FUTURE'S END 8445         0   1  0     1       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
-HANDSOME JACK 8432            0   1  0     1       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BLOODTHORN 8443               0   1  0     1       XXX BANDITS (614)
 SKELETOR 8444                 0   1  0     1       XXX BANDITS (614)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANOTHER SCUM 8446       0  1 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71  SPYMASTER             758  NONE
NO-ARMED BANDIT 8137   14  5 0 DUELMASTERS BUFF 655 THE RABBI 8204        756   
THE FRYAR 8401          2  3 1 THE APOSTLES 133     HYDRYK 8300           757   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE LAMB 8441           0  1 0 THE APOSTLES 133     PRO 3 8406            758   
TRY AGAIN 8442          0  1 0 THE APOSTLES 133     DARK CHAMPION         758  NONE
GRUNGE BEAR 7281        6  5 0 THE CARELESS BEA 600 PUT LIGHTS UP 8222    758   
WART HOG 8340           4  5 0 XXX BANDITS 614      RETURNS 8223          758   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moldy Cashew -- So.  You ducked my challenge.  I go to the sands and see The Rabbi 
across the way.  Imagine my surprise to find it was actually you!  Using the wrong 
strategy I still almost got you.  Let's see what happens if my challenge goes through 
this turn. -- Deviant Monk

Den -- Good to know you are not part of society.  Thanks for clearing that up for us! 
-- DD

Niytyole -- Zyro gets the invite after last turn at 21-15.  His numbers you ask?  How 
about 9(1)-20(1)-12-15-17-6-7 LU.  How could you all let him win 58% of his fights?  
You should be embarrassed!  Zyro apparently favors a LOW/HIGH rhythm and the DODGE 
tactic.  SS his favorite weapon, although you couldn't tell.  He leaves with Masters 
in INIT and ATT and no other ratings.  Here's hoping his replacement looks better than 
him.  I'm sure most of you AA types would have sent him to the DA! -- DD

Darkfart -- It's not that I'm not a people person, I'm just not a stupid people 
person, I hope you understand. -- Den

General Flasher -- I enjoyed my challenge against you again last turn, it was easier 
than your sister.  Now, I have to question your already questionable intellect as you 
"guess [I'm] not as smart as [you] gave me credit for".  For you to even consider 
questioning my smarts shows what a blundering fool you must be.  You questioning me 
about smarts is like Bruce Jenner questioning Janet Jackson about wardrobe advice.  
I'm probably the smartest person you know. -- Den

Crambus -- So Filthy Phil killed the Fryar for you.  I wonder if Filthy has to do 
everything for you, with the exception of personal hygiene items of course. -- Den

Allied Axis -- Many challenges have exchanged hands between our brothers.  The time 
for this nonsense must come to an end.  There are so many deserving of our ire that do 
not reside at Greywand's Gift, why direct it internally?  A full meeting of our 
members will be held to define the rules and expectations of this internal truce.  I 
believe we all have some scores to settle with each other, and what alliance would not 
allow that?  Turn 759 shall be the last turn to say what you need upon the sands to 
each other, then the truce shall take effect and stand. -- Den

Niytyole -- Take note that the Allied Axis holds the 2 most impressive awards once 
again, the Duelmaster again plays host to the talents of the AA, and the top Teams on 
the Move is naturally under our domain as well.  Our greatness is as immeasurable as 
the ineptitude of the Inner Circle. -- Den

Inner Circle -- Perhaps your members would like to make a draw at the AA bank so you 
can afford the entrance fee for your warriors to fight in our fine arena.  Is this 
your way of slinking out of our arena?  Have you quit?  Have you had enough of the 
beatings we deliver?  Are you perplexed with how to compete with us?  What the 
'deeders is the problem?  The people want to know. -- Den

Studcraft -- The PuppetMaster was not pleased to see your Wart Hog his opposite last 
week, but I was, for it meant a certain victory.  I left the stands and headed back to 
Greywand's Gift already knowing the outcome of the fight.  Stop over some time and I 
will explain the finer points of dueling to you. -- Den

One Inch Deep -- You lost to Padre?  I don't even know what to say about that. -- Den

Dagger Dale -- You are the quarry I seek. -- Gwyn the Hunter

General Ikillu -- You command your warriors with the same skill and efficiency that 
you command the northern armies.  Continue the blood-letting. -- Den

Paladin -- Some say that if you can't beat them, join them.  I say that if you can't 
beat them, you should beat them, as they will be expecting you to join them and you 
will now have the element of surprise. -- Den

Spirit -- I am certain you have not fought lately as you are getting your plans ready 
to attend the DNC. -- Den

Crambus -- Your acts last week have shown your character!  Well done and good luck 
with replacements. -- General Bashur

Darkfart/Den/Spirit -- Nice try.  Came up pretty feeble.  And if by contributing to 
the health of an arena makes me a loser, regardless of the reason, I'd rather choose 
the loser route.  Discouraging participation WILL eventually cause the death of this 
fine arena.  I may tell someone their writing sucks, their insults weak, or their wit 
dim.  But I will commend them for trying!!! -- Bashur

Deviant Fat Monk -- You must be fat after having to eat your words -- Bashur

Den -- Wasn't expecting that one!!!  Might just have to avenge that challenge -- The 
General

Var -- Let the arena know that your scum can't even beat lungers on your challenge! -- 
G. Bashur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANOTHER SCUM was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRY AGAIN was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CAIN was subdued by HYDRYK in a 1 minute gruesome novice vs. veteran Bloodfeud melee.
BIFFCAKE devastated POLYPHEMUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ANDREW savagely defeated DAGGER DALE in a 8 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PRO 4 overpowered CUT DROOL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
A HACKER was viciously subdued by GOV UHRHAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BYRTHAA handily defeated PC SLEDGE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
XODEN NIGHTSHIELD vanquished BLACKTOOTH GRIM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WART HOG was dispatched by RETURNS in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
MAGICALLY MAN was luckily beaten by SLUDGE OOZE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
PRO 2 was demolished by THE PUPPETMASTER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
DEVIANT MONK devastated COOKING THE MEAL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DEATH'S HAND was devastated by THE RABBI in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
ZYRO overcame GWYN THE HUNTER in a 2 minute gory expert's fight.
GENOVYFA devastated THE INTEROGATOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GRUNGE BEAR was killed by PUT LIGHTS UP in a 1 minute brawl.
FEVER DOG viciously subdued TACOMA in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
CLEAN UP was overpowered by PAPA BEAR CLAWS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHIP MONK was overpowered by OMAHA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
UNWANTED GUESTS devastated PHOENIX in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAULMAN MAX demolished JUNEAU in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
CRYSTAL RAM viciously subdued BIG ARM BILL in a tiring 7 minute brutal contest.
BEDAZZLER outlasted PERKY PATRICIA in a action packed 8 minute fight.
WHIRLWIND was beaten by GUTSY GABE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
BOLD BRIAN overpowered WAR MASTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
PRO 3 luckily killed THE LAMB in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
DISCO STICK overcame THE FUTURE'S END in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
HUMAN DEVOLUTION vanquished SKELETOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JOLLY JAN overpowered BLOODTHORN in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  45 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  44 -  4      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  68 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  78 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  31 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  32 -  2      33  |

Turn 758 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  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  8         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE RABBI 8204             14   8  3  109 THE APOSTLES (133)
LUNGING ATTACK   BIFFCAKE 8136              14   3  0  104 DUELMASTERS BUFFET (655)
AIMED BLOW       DEVIANT MONK 8195          13   6  0  102 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
TOTAL PARRY      ANDREW 8191                14   8  0   95 THE APOSTLES (133)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAGGER DALE 8313            8   2  0   79 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
SLASHING ATTACK  GWYN THE HUNTER 8267       12   5  0   76 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
WALL OF STEEL    COOKING THE MEAL 8226      10   5  2   66 BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
BASHING ATTACK   BYRTHAA 8378                5   3  1   51 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
PARRY-LUNGE      PC SLEDGE 8273              9   7  1   35 THE ILLEARTH (265)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FEVER DOG 6852.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PERKY PATRICIA 8389.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAGGER DALE 8313, 
ANDREW 8191, MAGICALLY MAN 8386, GUTSY GABE 8387, THE FUTURE'S END 8445, WART HOG 
8340, FEVER DOG 6852, MAULMAN MAX 8251, BOLD BRIAN 8388, and HYDRYK 8300.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG ARM BILL 8391.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEDAZZLER 8381, SKELETOR 8444, CHIP MONK 8334, CLEAN UP 8225, 
GRUNGE BEAR 7281, THE INTEROGATOR 8244, DEATH'S HAND 8189, COOKING THE MEAL 8226, PRO 
2 8405, and BLACKTOOTH GRIM 8263.

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

ZYRO (33-8118) OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

                        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