DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/20/2014    Duedate: 06/02/2014

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-731

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRONE C1
TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
(4-6848) [6-3-1,76]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAJ FENRIS                     DRONE C1
DOGS OF WAR (115)              TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
(4-6754) [15-29-0,74]          (4-6848) [6-3-1,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEON FROM NAPA                 DOG BOY BITES
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6777) [15-20-0,65]          (4-6888) [4-5-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)      22
2. PEARL JAM (629)             21      PEARL JAM (629)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           16      Unchartered Team
4. DAVE'S DOGS (631)           13
5. THE BAD BUNNIES (164)        0      TOLBINS HIVE C (646)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEVIATION (638)           62  17  0 78.5   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 2- 3 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)    337 251 26 57.3   2- 1 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)     6  3 0
 3/ 2*TOLBINS HIVE C (646)      24  21  1 53.3   3/ 4*TOLBINS HIVE C (646)      6  9 0
 4/ 4 PEARL JAM (629)          108 102  8 51.4   4- 3 DEVIATION (638)           4  2 0
 5/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        815 %1038 31 44.0   5/ 5 PEARL JAM (629)           4  4 1
 6/ 0*SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)     3   4  0 42.9   6/ 6 DAVE'S DOGS (631)         1  2 0
 7/ 6 DAVE'S DOGS (631)          4  10  0 28.6   7/ 0*SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)    1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 636): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): THE BELL of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): ALBERT KING of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 758): GENFUL of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HASTIGHET of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 744): HAMMER FINGER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 743): MONTEREY JACK of ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 709): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 698): JELLY BELLY of SHEWISH CANDY (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 325): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 691): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 642): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): CARLESS BEAR of DARSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 636): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr,)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): MACINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 758): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 744): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 743): PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 709): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 698): FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 325): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 691): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 642): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 636): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): LEGIONAIRE of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HILLARY of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
               (turn 741): KRAKO of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 709): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 691): ONE EYED JACK of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 584): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE BAD BUNNIES was 
unseated this week as DOGS OF WAR moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 2-3-0 record for the round.  DRONE C3 caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested LEON FROM NAPA and was awarded 16 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GIDGET put down DRONE C4, 
causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has SUN 
TREE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his 
combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHELUM "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after LEON FROM NAPA.  Watch 
your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHELUM as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRONE C1 6848                 6   3  1    76       TOLBINS HIVE C (646)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIMP POTENTIAL 6771          12   1  0   134       DEVIATION (638)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COTTONBALL 6780              10   4  1    83       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
 RAJ FENRIS 6754              15  29  0    74       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SOUTHERN TIER 6810            8   6  0    70       DEVIATION (638)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRONE C3 6847                 6   3  0    66       TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
 LEON FROM NAPA 6777          15  20  0    65       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FLOPSY 6791                   8   4  1    61       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUM'S SOCKS 6870              3   0  0    45       SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
 DOG BOY BITES 6888            4   5  0    41       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 DRONE C2 6850                 5   4  0    39       TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
 GARDEN 6844                   9   8  0    38       PEARL JAM (629)
-FLUFFY 6781                   9   5  0    37       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSIE RIVETTER 6843           6  15  0    33       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GIDGET 6696                   4   7  0    33       DAVE'S DOGS (631)
-DA1 6909                      1   0  1    33       PEARL JAM (629)
-STONE PONY 6905               3   0  0    30       DEVIATION (638)
 DRONE C5 6851                 3   6  0    29       TOLBINS HIVE C (646)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRONE C4 6849                 4   5  0    23       TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
-STONE GOSSARD 6874            1   0  0    17       PEARL JAM (629)
-ALLAGASH 6903                 2   2  0    11       DEVIATION (638)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARVEY 6794                   1   0  0    11       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-BETTERMAN 6894                0   1  0     7       PEARL JAM (629)
-PUFF BALL 6913                0   1  0     1       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-GRETCHEN 6695                 0   1  0     1       DAVE'S DOGS (631)
-UUBU 6694                     0   1  0     1       DAVE'S DOGS (631)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 6915                 0  1 0 PEARL JAM 629        ARENAMASTER NARH      731  NONE
DAM 6901                0  1 0 SMELLS LIKE FROG 649 MOUNTAIN TROLL        731  NONE
LUNCH PAIL 6872         0  1 0 SMELLS LIKE FROG 649 BLACK ORC             731  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants and even acknowledge that the low-life weirdo Pimp
Potential achieved a tourney victor status. -- Jorja and the Dogs of War

Three-two for us, with me taking the title on an honest win (not a standby), and...
graduating?  I had not actually expected that.  I'm not sure why I was invited to the
Isle, I don't much care for islands, poor lines of retreat, you know.  Probably it
was the political points. -- Sun Tree

     Islands have political points?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was butchered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAM was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUNCH PAIL was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DRONE C3 demolished LEON FROM NAPA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DRONE C5 was bested by DOG BOY BITES in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
SUN TREE overpowered DRONE C1 in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title match.
RAJ FENRIS lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DRONE C2 was beaten by TUM'S SOCKS in a 1 minute brawl.
ROSIE RIVETTER was overcome by GARDEN in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DRONE C4 was vanquished by GIDGET 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                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   2 -  0      91  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 731 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DRONE C1 6848               6   3  1   76 TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRONE C3 6847               6   3  0   66 TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
AIMED BLOW       TUM'S SOCKS 6870            3   0  0   45 SMELLS LIKE FROG (649)
PARRY-LUNGE      DRONE C2 6850               5   4  0   39 TOLBINS HIVE C (646)
TOTAL PARRY      GARDEN 6844                 9   8  0   38 PEARL JAM (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEON FROM NAPA 6777.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DOG BOY BITES 6888.  The ten other most popular fighters were TUM'S SOCKS 
6870, ROSIE RIVETTER 6843, GARDEN 6844, DRONE C3 6847, DRONE C5 6851, RAJ FENRIS 
6754, GIDGET 6696, DA 6915, DAM 6901, and LUNCH PAIL 6872.

The least popular fighter this week was DRONE C4 6849.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRONE C2 6850, DRONE C1 6848, LEON FROM NAPA 6777, LUNCH PAIL 6872, DAM 
6901, DA 6915, GIDGET 6696, RAJ FENRIS 6754, DRONE C5 6851, and DRONE C3 6847.

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

SUN TREE (4-6739) DOGS OF WAR (115)

                        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!