DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-749

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXPENDABLE YOUTH
KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
(9-4200) [11-4-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXPENDABLE YOUTH               LAGANITAS
KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)         MMM BEER (537)
(9-4200) [11-4-0,140]          (9-5782) [1-1-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED SPECIAL                    LAGANITAS
QUEEN (522)                    MMM BEER (537)
(9-5720) [18-6-0,86]           (9-5782) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUEEN (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEEN (522)                 18
2. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)      17      QUEEN (522)
3. MMM BEER (537)              12      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              5
                                       MMM BEER (537)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 QUEEN (522)              152  82 10 65.0   1/ 1 QUEEN (522)              10  3 0
 2/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          910 %1094 29 45.4   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 3*MMM BEER (537)             3   4  0 42.9   3/ 4*MMM BEER (537)            3  4 0
 4/ 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    16  31  1 34.0   4/ 3 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    3  5 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 748): EXPENDABLE YOUTH of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 731): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): GOLDEN FLASH of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 738): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 739): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 736): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): SSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): MAYNERD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 573): DRIVING A ROLLS of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                         (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 537): KNOS THE AXE of BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RAGE of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 520): SILVER SLIM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 637): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 748): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 731): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 738): QUEENSRYCHE (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 739): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 736): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): DUELMASTERS BUFFET (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): THE ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 534): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): BEERBARIANS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): AMMONIUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 749): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           NELLI POLITANA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SILVAMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): LYRICAL DRUGGIST of ORL 2013K (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, NO TIME fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 16 points and 
contributed to QUEEN's 3-1-0.  CYONE has lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, falling 18 
points, while helping make BLUE MOON a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and EXPENDABLE YOUTH remains ZUKAL's top warrior for another 
turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Blue Boar Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ZUKAL, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200        11   4  0   140       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCURY 5692                 27   9  1    97       QUEEN (522)
 GALILEO 5706                 21  10  2    95       QUEEN (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED SPECIAL 5720             18   6  0    86       QUEEN (522)
 THE TALL MAN 5683            11  29  0    73       BLUE MOON (381)
 WATERLILY GIRL 5774           7   2  0    71       BLUE MOON (381)
 WILKERSON 5694               14  21  0    70       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYONE 5769                    8   4  0    47       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO TIME 5806                  1   0  0    16       QUEEN (522)
 LAGANITAS 5782                1   1  0    10       MMM BEER (537)
 BISBEE BILL 5804              1   1  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
-THE CHAMPION 5794             1   0  0     9       QUEEN (522)
 MILLER 5781                   1   1  0     4       MMM BEER (537)
 COMA OF SOULS 5802            0   2  0     2       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COORS 5783              1  1 0 MMM BEER 537         BLACK ORC             749  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon

Business as usual.  Two-three, with the wins being over standbys and the losses to
regular warriors.  Could've been worse! -- Cyone

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COORS was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EXPENDABLE YOUTH vanquished RED SPECIAL in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MERCURY overpowered WILKERSON in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GALILEO bested WATERLILY GIRL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CYONE was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE TALL MAN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
MILLER was unbelievably bested by BISBEE BILL in a 1 minute novice's competition.
LAGANITAS won victory over COMA OF SOULS in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
NO TIME defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   6 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 749 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200      11   4  0  140 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
AIMED BLOW       MERCURY 5692               27   9  1   97 QUEEN (522)
SLASHING ATTACK  WATERLILY GIRL 5774         7   2  0   71 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED SPECIAL 5720.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LAGANITAS 5782.  The ten other most popular fighters were EXPENDABLE YOUTH 
4200, MERCURY 5692, GALILEO 5706, THE TALL MAN 5683, NO TIME 5806, MILLER 5781, 
BISBEE BILL 5804, RED SPECIAL 5720, COORS 5783, and WILKERSON 5694.

The least popular fighter this week was COMA OF SOULS 5802.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CYONE 5769, WATERLILY GIRL 5774, WILKERSON 5694, COORS 5783, 
RED SPECIAL 5720, BISBEE BILL 5804, MILLER 5781, NO TIME 5806, THE TALL MAN 5683, and 
GALILEO 5706.

                        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!