DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2017    Duedate: 05/23/2017

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-384

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCANDAL SAVAGE
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4753) [18-7-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCANDAL SAVAGE                 BENDER
DARQUE FORCES (428)            SIMPLETONS (424)
(45-4753) [18-7-1,123]         (45-4804) [4-1-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAEGH                         JOE TWITCH
GOING BERSERK (527)            FORCE OF FIVE (539)
(45-4792) [20-8-0,74]          (45-4934) [1-2-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (539)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)          58
2. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      45      INTERNATIONAL (554)
3. DEAD POETS (548)            44      Unchartered Team
4. BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)      43
5. BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)   42      FORCE OF FIVE (539)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 INTERNATIONAL (554)       44  19  5 69.8   1/ 3*FORCE OF FIVE (539)      10  5 1
 2/ 0 LAW DOGS (555)            22  11  0 66.7   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 0
 3/ 1*FORCE OF FIVE (539)       10   5  1 66.7   3/ 0 INTERNATIONAL (554)       8  3 0
 4/ 6*WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)         8   4  0 66.7   4/10*WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)        8  4 0
 5/25*BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)     4   2  1 66.7   5/ 5*ICE-N-FIRE (544)          8  7 1
 6/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      541 319 34 62.9   6/ 9*IMA BUBBA 2 (541)         6  5 0
 7/ 4 GOING BERSERK (527)       59  39  5 60.2   7/ 2 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        6  7 0
 8/ 0*RUNEMASTERS (553)          3   2  1 60.0   8/ 6 GOING BERSERK (527)       5  6 0
 9/ 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    62  42  3 59.6   9/25*BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)    4  2 1
10/ 5*IMA BUBBA 2 (541)          6   5  0 54.5  10/16*SIMPLETONS (424)          4  4 1
11/ 0 YUPPIE HORDE (560)       183 157 10 53.8  11/ 0 LAW DOGS (555)            4  4 0
12/ 3*ICE-N-FIRE (544)           8   7  1 53.3  12- 7 KNIGHT BREED (403)        4  6 0
13/ 7 DESCENDENTS OF DAR (291) 274 258 11 51.5  13- 0 WOB AFW (556)             3  1 0
14/26*OTTODROME XLV (549)        1   1  0 50.0  14/ 0*RUNEMASTERS (553)         3  2 1
15/ 8 TIME STALLYANS (547)      68  71 10 48.9  15/24 DEAD POETS (548)          3  3 0
16- 9 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)     102 107  8 48.8  16/14 TIME STALLYANS (547)      3  4 0
17/ 0 WOB AFW (556)             20  21  1 48.8  17/18*BOTTOM OF THE WORL (301)  3  6 0
18/10 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        38  41  2 48.1  18/11 DESCENDENTS OF DAR (291)  3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-11 KNIGHT BREED (403)        63  68  2 48.1  19- 8 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      2  0 0
20/13 DEAD POETS (548)          35  43  2 44.9  20-12*CANDY CRUSHERS (534)      2  3 0
21/17*SIMPLETONS (424)          11  16  1 40.7  21/20*3RD MECH (546)            2  5 0
22-15 BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      21  31  0 40.4  22/23 BATTLE SHIPS (552)        2  5 0
23-16 LA BOULANGE (533)         23  34  0 40.4  23/15 THE MENTORS RIDE (550)    2  6 0
24/14 THE MENTORS RIDE (550)    17  26  1 39.5  24/26*OTTODROME XLV (549)       1  1 0
25-18*CANDY CRUSHERS (534)       3   6  0 33.3  25- 0*PONY BRIGADE (558)        1  2 0
26/ 0*PONY BRIGADE (558)         4   9  0 30.8  26- 0 YUPPIE HORDE (560)        1  3 0
27/19 BATTLE SHIPS (552)         9  21  1 30.0  27-13 BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      1  3 0
28/22*3RD MECH (546)             2   5  0 28.6  28/ 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    1  3 0
29/ 0*ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)    1   4  0 20.0  29/ 0*ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)   1  4 0
30/20*BOTTOM OF THE WORL (301)   3  14  0 17.6  30/21*1ST DIVISION (545)        0  7 0
31/21*VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)     0   9  0  0.0  31/17*VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)    0  5 0
32/24*1ST DIVISION (545)         0   7  0  0.0  32-22*FREE CANDY (540)          0  2 0
33-23*FREE CANDY (540)           0   2  0  0.0  33-19 LA BOULANGE (533)         0  2 0
34/ 0*NOV FUN 14 (559)           0   1  0  0.0  34/ 0*NOV FUN 14 (559)          0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "Did ya see those strange glowin' light last night?" asked the leper as he leered 
over toward his old friend.  The alley where they'd been sleeping for the past several 
months had began to feel like home.
     "Oh I saw 'em," the beggar began.  "Wasn't no light tho, it was some kinda rip in 
the world!  Some warlock in one o' the arena teams messed up a spell.  That's what I 
heard.  Ripped open a hole in the world and some crazy horned demons came out!"
     The leper sneered, revealing that his last tooth was hanging precariously.  "Ain' 
no such thing as demons, ya idgit!"
     "It's true!" the beggar continued.  "One other time when I was a slave in 
Fratsfa, I saw somethin' like it.  Lord Protectors came from all over tha place to 
kill them demons."
     "This time tho, rumor has it, the demon ate an entire stable!  You remember them 
cloaked bastards?  The ones who were struttin' around like they owned the place?  
Heard they was done for.  Heard their owner shut tha whole team down after that."
     "Har I bet!" stammered the leper.  "I bet them fancy dandies didn't think no 
demon would eat 'em.  Wait... thar ain't no mor of 'em... demons I mean... around here 
are there?"
     "Nah, just tha one.  Big as a Shewish Giant he was.  But I heard after he ate 
them Runecloaks, he just up and went back inta that portal he made.  After that, it 
just faded away."

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                              Abattoir 5 Blades Assemble

     The shapely Shagornan Elf had searched diligently for Storm Crow, but the friend 
of Hammer was nowhere to be found.  But the Helper from the Seam Arena Tongues of Fire 
Resort, in the employ of the veteran manager Hammer, was not about to give up or be 
discouraged from fulfilling her assignment.  She rode night and day, chasing down 
ambiguous leads and nebulous rumors.  Finally, her diligence was rewarded, somewhat, 
as her quest for Storm Crow took a curious twist.
     On the shores of the Stormcrowe Bay to the northwest of Aljifar, the shapely 
Shagornan Elf chanced upon an encampment and its stunningly beautiful Shagornan Elf 
leader.  The beauty of this Shagornan Elf was not a bit marred by the black eye patch 
over her left eye, nor were her other battle-scarred assets one bit diminished from 
their inherent attractiveness!
     Having chased many a rumor and lead, the Helper of Hammer was not a bit dismayed 
to discover that the name she had been chasing, whispered on the wind, belonged to 
none other than Stormm Krow: the warrior daughter of Storm Crow.  She quickly learned 
that Storm Crow had disappeared and was presumed to be adventuring off world, as was 
the custom of those closely associated with Hammer.  So, the shapely Shagornan Elf 
delivered the message from Hammer to Stormm Krow, the warrior daughter of Storm Crow.
     Stormm Krow pondered the message throughout the evening and on into the night, 
before reaching a decision before morning:  "Tell my 'Uncle Hammer' that I will gladly 
round up a band of Shagornan Elves to team up with his friend Nomad's Phantom 
Regiment."  
     "You may as well inform my 'Uncle Hammer' that I will personally oversee the 
training of his Abattoir 5 Blades: just in time for them to gain some valuable 
experience in the Spring Tourney!"
     Before the sun had set that day, the warrior daughter of Storm Crow had chosen 2 
females, a male, and then 2 more female Shagornan Elves to represent the Abattoir 5 
Blades in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse V contest, hosted by Master Darque in DM 45, 
as one half of Squad 9, named the Phantom Blades.
     Their training began the very next day, as they were marched double time to the 
Spring Tourney, proudly carrying the Hammer Banner, as the Abattoir 5 Blades:  Sticky 
Situation, A Funky Nightmare, The Fever Dreamer, Nasty Sand Dancer, and The Poison 
Blades.

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Hello SSV participants!  The contest begins next turn.  Below you will find your 
competition.  Please look over the information to make sure it is accurate.  As of the 
writing of this spotlight, I am only missing entry certs from 3 managers, but I know 
they are good for it before the start of the contest.  I hope everyone enjoys the 
contest!

To keep everyone informed for the upcoming scoring mechanism, I will post a reminder 
each turn.  The first turn of the contest follows traditional Stormcrowe 
Slaughterhouse scoring, which is:

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TURN 1 SCORING

+1 Win
-1 Death
+1 Kill

Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
note: Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1). Dark Arena fights will be 
scored regularly.

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I do want to state that I am only half-human, so I do make mistakes. If you notice any 
scoring errors, feel free to email me or contact me through the other various means.  
Also as a reminder, if there are any "controversies,"  I will be the sole mediator in 
such decisions.

Welcome to Stormcrowe and enjoy the carnage!

                                          Your SSV Moderator,

                                          Master Darque

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SQUAD # -- SQUAD NAME
Manager 1 & Manager 2
Team Name 1 (RU Certs Rec'd) & Team Name 2 (RU Certs Rec'd)

Squad 1 -- F.R.O.G.Z.
La Guillotine & Le Pentarque
Going Bezerk (Yes) & La Boulange (Yes)

Squad 2 -- T-Rotten
Barnabas & Gunsmith
C.C.W. (Yes) & Here's Your Host (Yes)

Squad 3 -- Team TWiX
Dameon Darkheart & Var
Candy Crushers (Yes) & Free Candy (Yes)

Squad 4 -- Silent But Deadly
Mannequin & Khisanth
Pony Brigade (Yes) & WOB AFW (Yes)

Squad 5 -- The Deplorables
Spirit & Street Legal
Villains We Love (Yes) & Maiden Japan (Yes)

Squad 6 -- Shewish Drive-Thru
OAB & Assur
Shewish Buffet (Yes) & Bash Bros Cars (Yes)

Squad 7 -- G-Vegas Gigolos
Darque & Floyd
Darque Forces (Yes) & CSU College Radio (Yes)

Squad 8 -- Rune Force
Rune & Presstoe
Runecloaks (Yes) & Force of Five (Yes)

Squad 9 -- Phantom Blades
Nomad & Hammer
Phantom Regiment (Yes) & Abattoir 5 Blades (Yes)

Squad 10 -- Alternate Facts
Jerman & Vlad
Mutually Exclusive (Yes) & Law Dogs (Yes)

Squad 11 -- Cannibal Specters
Bubbaganoosh & Manta
Ima Bubba 2 (No) & Bottom of the World (Yes)

Squad 12 -- Conscrips
Consortium Rep & Crip
International (Yes) & Avid Fans (Yes)

Squad 13 -- Bobs & Wolves
TMM & Howlin' Wolf
Nov Fun 14 (Yes) & Howlin Slaughter (Yes)

Squad 14 -- Rough Necks
Sin Zoo & Catalyst
1ST Division (Yes) & 3RD Mech (Yes)

Squad 15 -- Dead Time
Blackhart & Gentleben
Dead Poets (Yes) & Time Stallyns (Yes)

Squad 16 -- The Database Editors
Den & Philthy Phil
Big Lake Killers (Yes) & Ice-N-Fire (Yes)

Squad 17 -- MAGA
Kharadmon & Donald Trump
Wrathmen 1.1 (Yes) & Yuppie Horde (Yes)

Squad 18 -- Captains of Industry
Deeders & Stud Craft
Simpletons (Yes) -- Battleships (Yes)

Squad 19 -- F/X
Otto X & Dr. F
Ottodrome XLV (Yes) & The Mentors Ride (Yes)

Squad 20 -- Pain in the Otis
Painmaster & Otis the Drunk
Pain and Pleasure (No) & Otis Loves Lungers (No)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
STORMCROWE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DARQUE FORCES, since 
FORCE OF FIVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If The 
Shadow's Fountain is buying drinks for BIG LAKE KILLERS' good turn, I'm afraid the 
place will be dry before long.  A 4-1-1 makes for a big thirst.  Now let's all watch 
WRATHMEN 1.1's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big 
talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SPECTRE win a fight 
and gain 39 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, RUSTY SABITCH beat ARIANA and ARIANA lost 16 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, STORMCROWE 
may be getting bland, as SCANDAL SAVAGE 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!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
DESCENDENTS OF DARK, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most 
avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like DARQUE 
FORCES avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MADAME HYDRA was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have CHICAGO in a 
challenge, going down 14 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought CHICAGO showed 
great skill and promise when he beat THE MOUNTAIN.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Gee, DARQUE FORCES, ain't it past due for 
sending MADAME HYDRA Dark Arena?  What took ol' '18-6-1' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha 
ha!  And sending MADAME HYDRA to the Dark Arena was supposed to be one of your better 
ideas, DARQUE FORCES?  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, BEA 
LIGERENT of DARQUE FORCES has added the final loss to hers 5-5-0.  Tee hee!  We're 
all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
later?   
     What does the STORMCROWE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753          18   7  1   123       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARSH FELLOW 4815             8   2  1   111       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 ROBERT FROST 5021            11   3  1    98       DEAD POETS (548)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              17  12  1    95       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-UKKO 4780                    12   3  1    95       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GATTILIAN 5006               17  11  4    93       TIME STALLYANS (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALAPAGOS 5101               10   5  1    88       INTERNATIONAL (554)
-FOMO 5172                    13   6  0    85       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
-SHARPER IMAGE 5173            9  10  1    82       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
 PTOMAINE 5002                17  11  2    81       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 PROWLER 4350                 12   8  0    78       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-ICHABOD CRANE 4352           12   6  2    77       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 JACK MCCHOW 5104              8   2  0    75       LAW DOGS (555)
 SNAEGH 4792                  20   8  0    74       GOING BERSERK (527)
-RAYNOR 3549                  14  12  1    71       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 WISCONSIN 5079                6   0  1    70       BATTLE SHIPS (552)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONGOLIA 5100                 6   0  1    66       INTERNATIONAL (554)
 RUSTY SABITCH 5111            5   0  0    66       LAW DOGS (555)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               9   8  0    64       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 EIRE 5097                     6   1  1    63       INTERNATIONAL (554)
 BENDER 4804                   4   1  0    63       SIMPLETONS (424)
 SWISS ALP 5098                9   3  2    60       INTERNATIONAL (554)
 WARSTRIKE 3436               12  14  1    58       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469         10   6  0    58       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAITRE BOULANGER 4888         6   3  0    55       LA BOULANGE (533)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            5   8  0    55       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 UNDK 4872                     4   1  0    52       GOING BERSERK (527)
-LE FOURNER 4895               5   6  0    51       LA BOULANGE (533)
 ARIANA 3500                   7   1  0    50       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 JESSICA 4956                  3   0  0    46       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            9   8  1    42       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PERRO MASON 5109              5   4  0    42       LAW DOGS (555)
-RASAM 5117                    3   1  0    41       WOB AFW (556)
-INSOLENT FURY 5169            8   2  0    40       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
-L'APPRENTI 4898               6   6  0    40       LA BOULANGE (533)
 ROCK OF AGES 5096             9   8  0    39       INTERNATIONAL (554)
-HUMAN BEAN 4853               4   1  0    39       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 ATTICUS PINSCHER 5110         4   1  0    39       LAW DOGS (555)
 SPECTRE 4651                  1   0  0    39       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 LORD BATTLESTONE 3485         8   6  0    38       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     7   1  0    38       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 EDGAR ALLAN POE 5016          5   6  0    37       DEAD POETS (548)
-RAINBOW DASH 5143             4   0  0    36       PONY BRIGADE (558)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOPPY JOE 4797               5  12  0    33       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             8   8  0    32       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 STUNTMAN 4932                 3   0  0    32       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 RUSTBELT 4931                 3   0  1    30       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 CHOPPER 5044                  1   3  1    30       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 SNOW 4971                     3   0  1    28       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 USKURNTAI 4886                3   2  0    28       GOING BERSERK (527)
-SALMAN 5118                   3   1  0    27       WOB AFW (556)
 CHICAGO 4801                  2   1  0    25       SIMPLETONS (424)
-BATTLE FROG 5167              2   1  0    25       YUPPIE HORDE (560)
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          4  10  2    24       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 MELISSA 4953                  1   1  0    24       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BISHOP 5116                   4   0  0    22       WOB AFW (556)
 KELLI 4955                    2   0  0    22       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
-BUTTERSCOTHCH BASHER 4903     1   1  0    22       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARLOCK 4876                  3   2  0    21       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 IMA GETCHA 4944               3   0  0    21       IMA BUBBA 2 (541)
 LONESOME FOX 4989             3   4  0    21       TIME STALLYANS (547)
-KIT KAT KATANA 4901           2   0  0    20       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
 THEON 5056                    2   0  0    19       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
-FOLK TALE 4860                2   1  0    18       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 CHRISTINA 4957                2   0  0    18       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 PATHFINDER 4988               3   2  0    17       TIME STALLYANS (547)
-URBAN LEGEND 4836             2   7  0    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 LORD KNIGHTMARE 3618          4   3  0    15       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 BLOW OUT 5043                 2   5  0    15       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 SHADOW 5047                   2   3  0    15       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 QUATAN 4887                   2   3  0    14       GOING BERSERK (527)
 RAGE 3637                     2   3  0    14       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-FAMILY RECIPE 4854            2   1  0    13       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 JOE TWITCH 4934               1   2  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 PORTLY FELLOW 5035            1   0  0    13       OTTODROME XLV (549)
 BROGAN 5095                   1   0  0    13       RUNEMASTERS (553)
-ALDON 5120                    1   0  0    13       WOB AFW (556)
-SPACE DANDY 4875              3   2  1    12       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-OZARKS 5046                   3   1  0    12       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 SARA JANE MOORE 5061          1   0  1    12       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 THE HOUND 4968                1   2  0    12       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 BUBBLES 4935                  2   1  0    11       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 KALROTH 5093                  1   0  1    11       RUNEMASTERS (553)
 TED BUNDY 5059                1   0  0    11       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 NIMROD CAIN 4963              1   0  0    11       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 NIKKI 4954                    0   3  0    11       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
-MELIODAS 4984                 1   1  0    10       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 A FUNKY NIGHTMARE 4905        1   0  0    10       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
 OCTO REX 5090                 1   0  0    10       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 SCARFACE RON 5065             1   0  0    10       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
 EDMUND KEMPER 5058            1   0  0    10       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 HMS CENTURIAN 5068            1   0  0    10       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
 SYLVIA PLATH 5008             1   0  0    10       DEAD POETS (548)
-KWITCHERBICHON 4861           2   1  0     9       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 LOHENGRIN 4933                1   2  0     9       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 LEATHER NECK 4976             0   1  0     9       1ST DIVISION (545)
 BIG DUMMY 5087                1   0  0     8       SIMPLETONS (424)
-PRISM GUARD 4857              1   1  0     8       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-IMA SLAYA 4946                1   1  0     8       IMA BUBBA 2 (541)
 PELOSI 5165                   1   0  1     7       SIMPLETONS (424)
 DRAXON 5091                   1   0  0     7       RUNEMASTERS (553)
-VADER 4914                    0   1  0     7       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
 THE FEVER DREAMER 4906        0   1  0     7       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
-ZIPPORWHILL 5138              0   1  0     7       PONY BRIGADE (558)
 CLAWRENCE DARROW 5105         0   1  0     7       LAW DOGS (555)
 NASTY SAND DANCER 4907        0   1  0     7       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
 SKETCHY JEFF 5036             0   1  0     7       OTTODROME XLV (549)
 STICKY SITUATION 4904         0   1  0     7       ABATTOIR 5 BLADES (535)
 PT STUD 5159                  1   0  0     6       3RD MECH (546)
 POTHOLE 5207                  1   0  0     6       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 ARTHUR BREMER 5060            1   1  0     6       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
-THE JOKER 4916                0   2  0     6       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
 IMA PIMP 5062                 1   0  0     5       IMA BUBBA 2 (541)
 ARYA 4972                     1   2  0     5       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 THE MOUNTAIN 4969             1   2  0     5       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 YAMATO 5083                   0   1  0     5       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
 MIKE 4927                     0   1  0     5       BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (301)
-SHRIMP SCAMP 4855             0   3  0     5       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 GARY RIDGEWAY 5057            0   1  0     5       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)
 IT GUY 4959                   0   1  0     5       SIMPLETONS (424)
 DEVIL DOG 4975                0   1  0     5       1ST DIVISION (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TENDERHOOF 5145               0   4  0     4       PONY BRIGADE (558)
 BEETLE 5157                   1   0  0     3       3RD MECH (546)
 BUTTER BAR 5158               0   1  0     1       3RD MECH (546)
 ARISTOPHANES 5103             0   1  0     1       DEAD POETS (548)
 POWERSLAVE 5155               0   1  0     1       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 GRUNT 5148                    0   1  0     1       1ST DIVISION (545)
 MYRINA 5094                   0   1  0     1       RUNEMASTERS (553)
 LYRATH 5092                   0   1  0     1       RUNEMASTERS (553)
-BAN 5040                      0   1  0     1       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 SARGE 4978                    0   1  0     1       3RD MECH (546)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JAR HEAD 4973           0  1 0 1ST DIVISION 545     PELOSI 5165           384   
PRIVATE PYLE 5149       0  1 0 1ST DIVISION 545     WURM KIN              384  NONE
THE POISON BLADE 4908   0  1 0 ABATTOIR 5 BLADE 535 SARA JANE MOORE 5061  384   
OUT O TIME 5163         0  1 0 BATTLE SHIPS 552     BANDIT PRINCE         384  NONE
U BOAT? 5164            0  1 0 BATTLE SHIPS 552     STONE GOLEM           384  NONE
LUNGEBOB 5162           0  1 0 BOTTOM OF THE WO 301 MOUNTAIN TROLL        384  NONE
PEPPERMINT PUGIL 4902   0  2 0 CANDY CRUSHERS 534   SNOW 4971             382   
BEA LIGERENT 4812       5  6 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    RUSTBELT 4931         384   
MADAME HYDRA 4752      18  7 1 DARQUE FORCES 428    STONE GOLEM           384  NONE
PABLO NERUDA 5009       0  1 0 DEAD POETS 548       KALROTH 5093          384   
IMA DA CANDIDATE 5160   0  1 0 IMA BUBBA 2 541      BANDIT PRINCE         384  NONE
IMANOTGONNNAMAKE 5161   0  1 0 IMA BUBBA 2 541      ARENAMASTER NHOR      384  NONE
A 5154                  0  1 0 NOV FUN 14 559       ARENAMASTER NHOR      384  NONE
WRONG WOOKIE 5147       0  1 0 TIME STALLYANS 547   BANDIT PRINCE         384  NONE
UH-HUH 5088             0  1 0 VILLAINS WE LOVE 537 WURM KIN              384  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hi, fellow Slaughterhousers.  Finally a Consortium rep has been found to team with 
Crip's Avid Fans under the Conscrip Alliance.  We present to you the International's, 
managed by the contracted and heavily compensated manager U. N. -- The Consortium 
Elders
P.S. What a bunch of namby-pamby pacifists!

I hereby declare my intention to enter into the Slaughterhouse contest.  Please note 
my team has changed from Runecloaks to Runemasters.  Squad 9 - Rune Force will consist 
of the Force of Five and Runemasters. -- Rune

All -- The most avoided team two turns in a row!  I'm flattered, Stormcrowe. *evil 
grin* -- Dark Overlord, mgr. Descendents of Darkness

Sin Zoo -- Welcome to Stormcrowe! -- Dark Overlord

To All the New Teams & Managers Gracing the Sands of Stormcrowe:  Welcome! -- 
Descendents of Darkness

Slaughterhouse Psychos -- My Abbatoir 5 Blades managed to survive the Spring Tourney! 
Perhaps they will survive the Registration Round this cycle, before the contest 
begins? -- Hammer, mgr Abattoir 5 Blades; teamed with Nomad's Phantom Regiment as 
Squad 9: Phantom Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MADAME HYDRA was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
U BOAT? was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
UH-HUH was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
IMANOTGONNNAMAKEIT was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
WRONG WOOKIE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
OUT O TIME was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
IMA DA CANDIDATE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was executed by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
PRIVATE PYLE was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
LUNGEBOB was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
WRATHCHILD vanquished LADY MACDEATH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LONESOME FOX lost to STUNTMAN in a 3 minute gory Challenge fight.
RUSTBELT narrowly killed BEA LIGERENT in a 6 minute gory Challenge melee.
CHICAGO overpowered THE MOUNTAIN in a 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge match.
THEON outwaited JOE TWITCH in a exciting 7 minute novice's Challenge contest.
THE HOUND was bested by IMA GETCHA in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
SNOW overcame BRAVE NEW WORLD in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
BUBBLES outlasted ARYA in a dull 15 minute beginner's Challenge struggle.
SCANDAL SAVAGE overpowered JACK MCCHOW in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
WAR MAIDEN bested PROWLER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
ROBERT FROST demolished SNAEGH in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
GATTILIAN overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched conflict.
PTOMAINE overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
GALAPAGOS beat BENDER in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fray.
WISCONSIN devastated GRATEFUL DEAD in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
FLYING DUTCHMAN was overpowered by MONGOLIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARIANA was overpowered by RUSTY SABITCH in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
RUNNING FREE was vanquished by WARSTRIKE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven bout.
LORD BATTLESTONE was savagely defeated by UNDK in a exciting 5 minute bloody fray.
SWISS ALP vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
EIRE handily defeated PERRO MASON in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ROCK OF AGES was demolished by JESSICA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RIME-ANCIENT MARINER beat CHOPPER in a popular 4 minute bout.
ATTICUS PINSCHER handily defeated LORD KNIGHTMARE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EDGAR ALLAN POE vanquished NIKKI in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
USKURNTAI demolished PATHFINDER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MELISSA overpowered BLOW OUT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SHADOW was handily defeated by KELLI in a 1 minute uneven match.
CHRISTINA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAGE overpowered DEVIL DOG in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
QUATAN handily defeated CLAWRENCE DARROW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOHENGRIN was savagely defeated by DRAXON in a 14 minute beginner's battle.
ARTHUR BREMER luckily beat BUTTER BAR in a 3 minute bloody beginner's conflict.
TED BUNDY overpowered MYRINA in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
SARA JANE MOORE easily killed THE POISON BLADES in a 1 minute brutal mismatched melee.
EDMUND KEMPER overpowered LYRATH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCARFACE RON overpowered GARY RIDGEWAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HMS CENTURIAN overpowered SKETCHY JEFF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
NIMROD CAIN handily defeated STICKY SITUATION in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
YAMATO was subdued by IMA PIMP in a exciting 5 minute novice's conflict.
IT GUY was demolished by A FUNKY NIGHTMARE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OCTO REX handily defeated SARGE in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
JAR HEAD was killed by PELOSI in a 2 minute brutal novice's struggle.
MIKE was outwaited by BEETLE in a 12 minute brutal amateur's fight.
NASTY SAND DANCER was demolished by SYLVIA PLATH in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
THE FEVER DREAMER was savagely defeated by PT STUD in a 3 minute beginner's bout.
SPECTRE overpowered GRUNT in a 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
LEATHER NECK was bested by POTHOLE in a 2 minute novice's bout.
PORTLY FELLOW overpowered POWERSLAVE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
PABLO NERUDA was easily killed by KALROTH in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
ARISTOPHANES was beaten by BIG DUMMY in a popular 5 minute bloody novice's struggle.
BROGAN demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         AIMED BLOW        18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  21 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  29 -  4      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  31 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  29 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  42 -  1      37  |

Turn 384 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         5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  8         4  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK    10 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 14         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  9     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753        18   7  1  123 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROBERT FROST 5021          11   3  1   98 DEAD POETS (548)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            17  12  1   95 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   GATTILIAN 5006             17  11  4   93 TIME STALLYANS (547)
LUNGING ATTACK   GALAPAGOS 5101             10   5  1   88 INTERNATIONAL (554)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                20   8  0   74 GOING BERSERK (527)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WISCONSIN 5079              6   0  1   70 BATTLE SHIPS (552)
SLASHING ATTACK  MONGOLIA 5100               6   0  1   66 INTERNATIONAL (554)
STRIKING ATTACK  WRATHCHILD 4407             9   8  0   64 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
TOTAL PARRY      PERRO MASON 5109            5   4  0   42 LAW DOGS (555)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAEGH 4792.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JOE TWITCH 4934.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNDK 4872, CHOPPER 5044, 
YAMATO 5083, GALAPAGOS 5101, BIG DUMMY 5087, STUNTMAN 4932, CHICAGO 4801, WARSTRIKE 
3436, BUTTER BAR 5158, and MIKE 4927.

The least popular fighter this week was LOHENGRIN 4933.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUBBLES 4935, DRAXON 5091, BEETLE 5157, ARYA 4972, PABLO NERUDA 5009, 
GRUNT 5148, NASTY SAND DANCER 4907, SARGE 4978, IT GUY 4959, and IMA PIMP 5062.

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

MADAME HYDRA (45-4752) DARQUE FORCES (428)

                          BLOODGAMES AND MORE BLOODGAMES!

The Mail-in Bloodgames that were set to run at Face-to-Face 58 in January did not 
process because we had trouble with the warrior data for that arena.  Unfortunately, 
the warrior data was irretrievably lost.  We have credited everyone for those teams.

So here's what we're going to do:

We will hold a replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) on June 17.  To participate,
submit your team (10 warriors, design-your-own, one of each style).  When we receive 
your team "rollup", we will send you back warrior overviews.  Your strategies for the 
Replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) are due June 17.  We will process all ten 
rounds, one after another, and mail all results later that week.  The costs and 
Bloodgames rules will remain the same. 

In addition to this, we will also hold another Bloodgames (DM 95), but this one will 
process as a slow arena.  Design your teams in the same way:  10 warriors, design-
your-own, one warrior of each fighting style.  Managers may submit turn input each 
round for their warriors, similar to the Face-to-Face style Bloodgames (no challenges, 
only Bloodfeuds).  Your strategies for the first round of the Arena Bloodgames (DM 95) 
are due on June 24.  This arena will run ten rounds, once every four weeks.

The Summer Face-to-Face is coming up and we will hold the regularly scheduled Face-to-
Face style and Mail-in style Bloodgames there, as well.  We hope everyone will enjoy 
one or more of these Bloodgames arenas!

					  -- RSI    

                        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!