DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/27/2010    Duedate: 05/10/2010

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-649

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOSQUITO
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
(5-5011) [10-7-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOSQUITO                       SCOOTIE PUFF JR
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)            011510A (527)
(5-5011) [10-7-0,110]          (5-5033) [6-1-1,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOTHER-IN-LAW                  JUDAS PRIUS
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)            TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4050) [13-7-1,109]          (5-5014) [2-2-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD SUCKERS (419)         28
2. 011510A (527)               22      BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      12      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)           0
5. CASSEY'S CREW (112)          0      011510A (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*011510A (527)             10   1  1 90.9   1/ 4 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       7  2 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       40  20  1 66.7   2/ 2 TECHNOLOGY (283)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 TECHNOLOGY (283)         502 419 31 54.5   3/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   525 527 17 49.9   4/ 5*011510A (527)             3  1 0
 5- 5 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      131 150  9 46.6   5- 3*ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        2  2 0
 6- 6*ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        10  14  1 41.7   6- 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       0  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

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): HAGAR BLUETOOTH of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): FAMINE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of KALTOS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, BLOOD 
SUCKERS' 1st moved them up to 3-0-0 place.  What's with CREDIT CARD?  She actually 
beat THE MIDDLE WAY 5's PENDRU ROST, and walked away with 18 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at THE MIDDLE WAY 5 while they watched GIDGET IMER clobber 
MECHANON.  He lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
TECHNOLOGY's hatred of BLOOD SUCKERS surfaced again as SONNY challenged KALTOS' top 
dog.  Try as he might, SONNY wasn't good enough at persuading MOSQUITO to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  KALTOS thinks 011510A 
and their 10-1-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my day, 
no team with a 8-1-1 would scare me off!  What's the problem, TECHNOLOGY?   
     Warriors of KALTOS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSQUITO 5011                10   7  0   110       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050           13   7  1   109       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
 SONNY 4671                    6   7  0    95       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREDIT CARD 4052             17   3  0    88       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
-KELLY 4011                   21  21  0    84       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 IRVINA KORL 4978             16  19  0    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 PENDRU ROST 4956             15  35  0    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           9   4  0    72       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOOTIE PUFF JR 5033          6   1  1    65       011510A (527)
 GIDGET IMER 5021             11   4  1    63       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ASHLEY 4981                  12   4  0    59       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANON 4696                 5   1  0    40       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 LEORA NOEVAL 5020            10   7  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITTY MERMAN 5036             4   0  0    33       011510A (527)
-MAYHEM 5050                   3   1  0    31       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
 JUDAS PRIUS 5014              2   2  0    26       TECHNOLOGY (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAURINA OBEL 5052             4   1  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-RAVEN 5049                    1   3  0    17       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
-FLEA SUCKER 4048              0   1  0     1       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOX 5008                1  4 1 TECHNOLOGY 283       BLACK ORC             649  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mosquito -- Damn!  And I may have got malaria, too!  Or West Nile or something. --
Pendru Rost

Electric Sheep -- I hope you fall in a farm pond and electrocute yourself.  Nothing
personal, mind, but what's the use for electric wool? -- Gidget Imer

Mechanon -- What a horrible concept! -- Leora Noeval
P.S.  Some things should never be mechanized.

Box -- Seriously, you need to challenge men, not women.  Women always know how to
close up a box. -- Maurina Obel

Ashley -- I *suppose* it isn't your fault you're tall and I'm not, but it does *not*
make me love you. -- Irvina Korl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOX was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SONNY lost to MOSQUITO in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
MECHANON was handily defeated by GIDGET IMER in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MOTHER-IN-LAW devastated IRVINA KORL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PENDRU ROST was overpowered by CREDIT CARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELECTRIC SHEEP devastated LEORA NOEVAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SCOOTIE PUFF JR overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 2 minute mismatched brawl.
JUDAS PRIUS was outwaited by WITTY MERMAN in a action packed 9 minute duel.
MAURINA OBEL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 649 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSQUITO 5011              10   7  0  110 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050         13   7  1  109 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
AIMED BLOW       CREDIT CARD 4052           17   3  0   88 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIDGET IMER 5021           11   4  1   63 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      MECHANON 4696               5   1  0   40 TECHNOLOGY (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JUDAS PRIUS 5014.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOOTIE PUFF JR 
5033, GIDGET IMER 5021, ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595, MOSQUITO 5011, MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050, 
CREDIT CARD 4052, MAURINA OBEL 5052, SONNY 4671, PENDRU ROST 4956, and LEORA NOEVAL 
5020.

The least popular fighter this week was MECHANON 4696.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WITTY MERMAN 5036, IRVINA KORL 4978, BOX 5008, LEORA NOEVAL 5020, 
PENDRU ROST 4956, SONNY 4671, MAURINA OBEL 5052, CREDIT CARD 4052, MOTHER-IN-LAW 
4050, and MOSQUITO 5011.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CREDIT CARD (5-4052) BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes