DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2011    Duedate: 12/17/2011

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIMMY
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4695) [13-4-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIMMY                          FAITH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
(14-4695) [13-4-0,92]          (14-4750) [6-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE WATCH DOG                  VLAD THE IMPALER
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4661) [16-19-0,71]         (14-4768) [9-2-2,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)          35
2. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        11      FOREIGN LEGION (445)
3. WU-TANG FOREVER (479)        2      Unchartered Team
4. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         1
5. SURGEONS OF DOOM (465)       0      ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        23   7  1 76.7   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     12  3 1
 2- 2*SURGEONS OF DOOM (465)     8   3  0 72.7   2/ 3*ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        9  4 1
 3/ 4 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      71  37  2 65.7   3/ 2*WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     7  4 0
 4/ 3*WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     15   8  2 65.2   4- 4 F WORDS (472)             3  2 0
 5- 5 F WORDS (472)            138  83  7 62.4   5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        2 13 0
 6/ 6 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     632 469 35 57.4   6/ 6 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      1  4 0
 7/ 7 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       749 842 14 47.1   7- 7*SURGEONS OF DOOM (465)    0  1 0
 8- 8*DREAD EMPIRE (470)         1   2  0 33.3   8- 8*DREAD EMPIRE (470)        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

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 686): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): LUG NUT of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 673): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 631): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 628): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 619): LILA DEANE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 571): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 686): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 673): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 631): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 628): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 619): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 571): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 686): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 669): KORINE ORLES of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 668): GILGAMESH IDON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TOBIR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with TIGER PRIDE?  He 
actually beat WU-TANG FOREVER's MARIA, and walked away with 19 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at THE DEATH SQUAD while they watched TIGER PRIDE clobber 
MARIA.  She lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
TOBIR, set your sights on KUNG-FU MASTER.  He'll be happy to entertain all requests 
after defeating LUG NUT.  TIMMY looked pretty Duelmasterlike as he took TOBIR's top 
spot with 92 points.  Now, what will LUG NUT do?  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
THE DEATH SQUAD.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at ZOMBIE SQUAD ain't 
reelin'!  THE DEATH SQUAD's mad!  What do people see in THE LITTLE PUP?  His 2-3-0?  
THE DOGHOUSE ain't talkin', but he's got 9 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMMY 4695                   13   4  0    92       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLUKE 4671                   15   8  0   102       F WORDS (472)
-FANTASSIN 4683               12   8  2   101       F WORDS (472)
-FILIBUSTER 4677              16   7  0    91       F WORDS (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUG NUT 4669                 23   8  0    80       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 VLAD THE IMPALER 4768         9   2  2    75       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 THE WATCH DOG 4661           16  19  0    71       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAITH 4750                    6   1  0    66       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 DOGGO 4694                   10   8  0    62       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-FOEHN 4684                   11   8  1    61       F WORDS (472)
 SPIKE 4764                    6   0  0    61       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VISIONZ 4773                  4   2  1    55       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 REUNITED 4771                 5   1  1    53       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 LASSO 4668                    9  23  2    52       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ZANDER 4759                   2   0  1    45       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
-FEIGN 4716                    6   4  0    43       F WORDS (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY MUTT 4693               7  11  0    32       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-ASPHYXIATE 4567               4   1  0    31       SURGEONS OF DOOM (465)
-EVISCERATE 4565               2   0  0    31       SURGEONS OF DOOM (465)
 TIGER PRIDE 4777              2   2  0    30       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DECAPITATE 4568               2   1  0    22       SURGEONS OF DOOM (465)
 BLACK WIDOW 4809              2   1  1    21       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-HEAD CASE 4616                1   1  0    20       DREAD EMPIRE (470)
-FRENCH FRY 4549               1   0  0    19       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 JILES 4769                    5   3  0    18       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 MARIA 4770                    4   2  0    14       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 THE LITTLE PUP 4775           2   3  0     9       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 RUSSIAN BEAR 4776             0   2  0     4       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-3 4617                        0   1  0     1       DREAD EMPIRE (470)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHINESE WALL 4537       0  1 0 FOREIGN LEGION 445   BLACK WIDOW 4809      685   
OLDER GODS 4772         2  3 0 WU-TANG FOREVER 479  ZANDER 4759           685   
BYE 4811                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 478     MOUNTAIN TROLL        686  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Timmy -- Yep, you're not a dog person at all.  Heck, I wouldn't even trust you with a
CAT. -- Doggo

Visionz -- How can I keep watch when my eyes are spinning in my head?  It's very
strange, and it makes me dizzy, besides the headache.  You could stroke me between
the ears; it might help. -- The Watch Dog

Vlad the Impaler -- I think we've got a trend going here today, and I don't like it.
Have you considered just... THROWING that stick and letting me chase it? -- Harry
Mutt

Faith -- I'm not getting this.  I mean, I'm a Dog.  "Faithful" is my middle name.  So
to speak, anyway. -- Lasso

French Fry -- I choked on it, okay?  It happens. -- The Little Pup
P.S.  Besides, it was too salty.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VLAD THE IMPALER viciously subdued DOGGO in a action packed 2 minute Challenge battle.
BLACK WIDOW overpowered THE LITTLE PUP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LUG NUT was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
TIMMY viciously subdued FAITH in a popular 2 minute bloody Title duel.
VISIONZ was beaten by THE WATCH DOG in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SPIKE handily defeated LASSO in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
REUNITED overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven duel.
HARRY MUTT was overpowered by ZANDER in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
JILES defeated RUSSIAN BEAR in a 3 minute match.
MARIA was demolished by TIGER PRIDE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  28 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 686 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TIMMY 4695                 13   4  0   92 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LUG NUT 4669               23   8  0   80 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
AIMED BLOW       FAITH 4750                  6   1  0   66 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
WALL OF STEEL    DOGGO 4694                 10   8  0   62 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPIKE 4764                  6   0  0   61 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE WATCH DOG 4661.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VLAD THE IMPALER 4768.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIMMY 4695, 
SPIKE 4764, REUNITED 4771, ZANDER 4759, THE WATCH DOG 4661, TIGER PRIDE 4777, FAITH 
4750, JILES 4769, BYE 4811, and DOGGO 4694.

The least popular fighter this week was MARIA 4770.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUSSIAN BEAR 4776, HARRY MUTT 4693, LASSO 4668, THE LITTLE PUP 4775, 
VISIONZ 4773, LUG NUT 4669, BLACK WIDOW 4809, DOGGO 4694, BYE 4811, and JILES 4769.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEGAL 3779 (36-25-0)                   4  3  1         THE SEALS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BWUCE REE 4388 (15-3-0)                0  2  0         FOREIGN LEGION       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ITALIAN STALLION 4399 (21-2-0)         1  3  0         FOREIGN LEGION       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NORIX 4612 (9-2-0)                     2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPIKE 4764 (3-0-0)                     7  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD         
WILLOW 4754 (4-1-0)                    2  2  0  DEAD   ZOMBIE SQUAD         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZANDER 4759 (0-0-0)                   12  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD         
GALANIEN 4690 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         FROM THE SHADOW      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEVERE PUNISHMENT 4774 (0-0-0)         5  3  0         WU-TANG FOREVER      
RUSSIAN BEAR 4776 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         FOREIGN LEGION       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEO POWERS 4513 (3-1-0)                1  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR A2    

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUFFY 4743 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD         

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter 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:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  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 is 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 DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, 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 surviving 
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 A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior 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!