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


DM-10    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors


(10-4176) [12-12-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEMON                          POSITION IS EMPTY
ABOMINATION (393)              
(10-4176) [12-12-0,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LIA HOBERN                     FLATLINERS
THE MOONDOGS (97)              BACON MAKIN' (550)
(10-5889) [8-9-0,38]           (10-5898) [8-6-1,50]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ABOMINATION (393)           58
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           28      BACON MAKIN' (550)
3. BACON MAKIN' (550)           2      Unchartered Team
4. TOONS O DOOM (551)           1
5. VIKINGS (34)               -70      WHOA! JUMP BACK! (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BACON MAKIN' (550)        38  27  5 58.5   1/ 1 ABOMINATION (393)        10  5 1
 2/ 3 VIKINGS (34)             214 168 15 56.0   2/ 2 BACON MAKIN' (550)        7  5 1
 3/ 4 ABOMINATION (393)        135 134  8 50.2   3/ 3 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
 4/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)        547 726 13 43.0   4/ 4 TOONS O DOOM (551)        4  2 1
 5/ 6 TOONS O DOOM (551)        14  25  3 35.9   5/ 5 VIKINGS (34)              3  4 1

    '*'   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===---

 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  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  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh, crud!  Moon-eye manages to climb high enough in the rankings to provide me
with a real opponent, and what do I do?  Kill the poor Moony!  Sorry about that.
Sometimes these things just sorta happen.  Perhaps we can lift a mug of smash, or
perhaps a lunar pale ale, in honor of the recently departed?
     As for the next turn's fights, it is hard to know what to expect.  I suspect the
Moondogs don't bloodefued, so that is unlikely to present an opportunity.  Perhaps a
ripper from the champions?  Somehow I doubt that.  I suspect a stand-in.  But I guess
we shall see once the time comes.  One way or another, I should have long left in
this fine arena.  I have enjoyed my time here.  Well, except that one turn... but the
rest have all been good.
     If any from Kolact fought in the tournament, and only one Viking did, good luck
to you!

-- Hagar Bluetooth, Duelmaster of Kolact

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KOLACT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  GOLDILOCKS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested FLATLINERS and was awarded 16 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LUNELLE MERRIN put down 
FOOTLOOSE, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail DEMON, Duelmaster of KOLACT!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city KOLACT.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms 
the knowledge that many fighters are after LIA HOBERN.  Watch your back!  I can not 
but mention with disdain the name of THE GRINCH who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I thought THE GRINCH showed great 
skill and promise when he subdued LIA HOBERN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in KOLACT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  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                  
 DEMON 4176                   12  12  0   102       ABOMINATION (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULF SUNDERHELM 5888           8   4  2    90       VIKINGS (34)
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850         18   2  1    87       VIKINGS (34)
 FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899         12   2  1    84       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 SKYHAWK 1228                 14   6  0    81       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDILOCKS 4334               8   2  0    66       ABOMINATION (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRIC 970                    14  11  2    63       VIKINGS (34)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GRINCH 4335               7   3  0    51       ABOMINATION (393)
 TREMORS 5896                 10   4  3    50       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 FLATLINERS 5898               8   6  1    50       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 LUNELLE MERRIN 5887           9   9  0    47       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 FERRIN MONDOR 5901            8   3  0    43       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 LIA HOBERN 5889               8   9  0    38       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 FOOTLOOSE 5895                6   8  0    35       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM 5893                      4  10  2    29       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 JERRY 5892                    6   8  0    26       TOONS O DOOM (551)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIZARDS! 5921                 3   2  0    21       ABOMINATION (393)
 SIMOON TERRAT 5920            1   5  1    10       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CRESDENE ARCT 5924            1   0  0     9       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 G.I. JANE 5922                0   2  0     2       ABOMINATION (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE           0  0 0                      TREMORS 5896          637  NONE
JFK 5917                2  4 0 BACON MAKIN' 550     TOM 5893              634   
MOON-EYE 5884          14 12 0 THE MOONDOGS 97      HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850  636   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skyhawk -- OUCH!  Be careful with that thing.  You could put somebody's eye out. --

Friday the 13th -- You snapped my 6 fight win streak.  How could you? -- Goldilocks

Lia Hobern -- Scimitars sting don't they???  Thanks for all the new skills. -- The

Tremors -- I can't believe you jumped me. -- Wizards!

Mordant Deserter -- Is that like the first time you've ever won?!?  Isn't that a sign
you need to get DA'd "losing to Mordant Deserter." -- G.I. Jane

Demon -- And interesting matchup.  It was exciting and educational.  No doubt we will
do it again sometime, at least if the boss lets me keep fighting. -- Skyhawk

Are the Toons just on maintenance?  It would be nice to see them fill in their

     As if!

The Grinch -- What I say is, good cess to you.  That particular holiday, as it now
stands, totally and completely SHOULD be stolen.  From the very day the run-up
begins.  Go for it. -- Lia Hobern

Hagar Bluetooth -- Surely that wasn't necessary? -- ghost of Moon-Eye
P.S.  Light armor, low con and low will, no surprise, really.

Footloose -- I'm gonna bribe someone, soon as I figure out who, to put lead in your
shoes. -- Lunelle Merrin

Flatliners -- How tedious of you.  I generally prefer my bacon curly and crisp. --
Ferrin Mondor

Jerry -- Why?  That's what I want to know.  Why everything:  why did I sign up to be
a gladiator, why did you sign up, why did we get matched, why did I have to LOSE?
The world is a mysterious place. -- Simoon Terrat

Demon -- I know, and if I find out who greased my sword hilt, there will be blood
spilled! -- Lunelle Merrin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDILOCKS devastated FLATLINERS in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE GRINCH subdued LIA HOBERN in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
HAGAR BLUETOOTH was savagely defeated by DEMON in a 7 minute master's Title duel.
SKYHAWK was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's match.
CIRIC was vanquished by FRIDAY THE 13TH in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
TREMORS butchered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FOOTLOOSE was overcome by LUNELLE MERRIN in a action packed 1 minute melee.
FERRIN MONDOR viciously subdued TOM in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
JERRY unbelievably bested SIMOON TERRAT in a popular 4 minute brutal fight.
G.I. JANE was viciously subdued by CRESDENE ARCT in a exciting 2 minute novice's bout.
WIZARDS! bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  4      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  15 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850       18   2  1   87 VIKINGS (34)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899       12   2  1   84 BACON MAKIN' (550)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKYHAWK 1228               14   6  0   81 VIKINGS (34)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDILOCKS 4334             8   2  0   66 ABOMINATION (393)
SLASHING ATTACK  CIRIC 970                  14  11  2   63 VIKINGS (34)
LUNGING ATTACK   TREMORS 5896               10   4  3   50 BACON MAKIN' (550)
BASHING ATTACK   FERRIN MONDOR 5901          8   3  0   43 THE MOONDOGS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is LIA HOBERN 5889.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FLATLINERS 5898.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIMOON TERRAT 5920, 

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDILOCKS 4334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were G.I. JANE 5922, JERRY 5892, TOM 5893, FOOTLOOSE 5895, TREMORS 5896, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:



     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