DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2014    Duedate: 05/31/2014

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-750

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ODB
WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
(14-4891) [14-6-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ODB                            JEX
WU-TANG FOREVER (479)          ORDER (487)
(14-4891) [14-6-2,116]         (14-4848) [6-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BROWN WIDOW                    IGNORANCE
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           MENTOR BLISS (496)
(14-4875) [23-20-2,105]        (14-4977) [3-0-1,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MENTOR BLISS (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        52
2. ARCANE DEVILS (497)         41PERIODIC STATEMENTS (493)
3. MENTOR BLISS (496)          16      Unchartered Team
4. ORDER (487)                  9
5. WU-TANG FOREVER (479)        7      MENTOR BLISS (496)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PERIODIC STATEMENT (493)  17   4  1 81.0   1/ 1*MENTOR BLISS (496)       13  2 1
 2/ 2*MENTOR BLISS (496)        15   9  1 62.5   2/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     817 602 45 57.6   3/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  8 0
 4/ 4 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)    135 103  9 56.7   4/ 2 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     6  6 0
 5/ 5*ORDER (487)                6   6  0 50.0   5/ 6*ORDER (487)               2  1 0
 6/ 6 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       866 %1043 16 45.4   6/ 5 PERIODIC STATEMENT (493)  2  2 0
 7- 7 LIVING LARGE (490)        18  30  0 37.5   7/ 0*ARCANE DEVILS (497)       2  3 1
 8/ 0*ARCANE DEVILS (497)        3   5  1 37.5   8- 7 LIVING LARGE (490)        0  3 0
 9- 8*KNIGHTS IN TIGHTS (498)    0   1  0  0.0   9- 8*KNIGHTS IN TIGHTS (498)   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 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 750): UNCLEAN ONE of CHAOS CARNIVAL (Nurgle, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 749): BARIUM ENEMY of PERIODIC STATEMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 734): FOXY LADY of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 737): T-JON LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 733): LOIAL of WHEEL OF TIME (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 730): APPELONIA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 731): KOJAK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 695): EBBUTT MARSH of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 692): FLYING PIG of HELL FROZEN OVER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 683): SADIE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 577): PFC 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 635): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 750): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 749): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 734): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 737): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 733): WHEEL OF TIME (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 730): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 731): OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 695): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 692): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 683): THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 577): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 635): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 750): HOT DOG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 748): THE SQUARE of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 733): IRSON ORSON of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 736): ARE YOU DONE YET? Of BASH BROS. BOSS (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 683): SADIE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TOBIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  GHOSTFACE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DRAGON'S LAIR and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BROWN WIDOW put down 
FEATHERS, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail ODB, Duelmaster of TOBIR!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TOBIR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  THE DEATH SQUAD is feared.  This much I can say.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of MENTOR 
BLISS last week.  Busy avoiding THE DEATH SQUAD?  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after FEATHERS.  
Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODB 4891                     14   6  2   116       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN MOUNTAIN 4879            26  14  0   110       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BROWN WIDOW 4875             23  20  2   105       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BARIUM ENEMY 4924            17   3  1    97       PERIODIC STATEMENTS (493)
-MANSION 4897                 12   5  0    94       LIVING LARGE (490)
 FONZANOON 4948               10   6  0    94       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEATHERS 4881                17  23  1    85       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 GHOSTFACE 4916               12  12  1    84       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEX 4848                      6   2  0    62       ORDER (487)
 DRAGON'S LAIR 4901           14   3  0    57       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD HOWEL 4915                9  17  0    54       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 DAISY 4967                    5   2  0    54       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 SPIKE 4903                    9  18  0    45       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BIG RED 4900                  8  20  1    45       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 CAPPADONNA 4961               6   0  0    37       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 FLOYD-HII 4969                2   0  1    35       ARCANE DEVILS (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE NURPLE 4980            2   1  0    29       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 KAMIN 4965                    2   1  0    26       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 IGNORANCE 4977                3   0  1    24       MENTOR BLISS (496)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCREWDRIVER 4981              3   0  0    23       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 HAHA HOUND 4962               5   4  0    19       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-CATALINA 4959                 2   2  0    19       LIVING LARGE (490)
-HEX 4849                      0   3  0    17       ORDER (487)
 SAI TALONMALA 4971            1   0  0    15       ARCANE DEVILS (497)
-MAID 4896                     2   2  0    12       LIVING LARGE (490)
 DARQUE SAYS DIE! 4993         0   3  0     3       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 PERPENDICULAR 5005            0   1  0     1       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 ERIC TALONSEN 4994            0   1  0     1       ARCANE DEVILS (497)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      FLOYD-HII 4969        750  NONE
JA-FLOYD-E 4972         0  1 0 ARCANE DEVILS 497    WURM KIN              750  NONE
JOSH SCOTT 4982         0  1 0 ARCANE DEVILS 497    SPYMASTER             750  NONE
ZIRA 4986               0  1 0 KNIGHTS IN TIGHT 498 IGNORANCE 4977        749   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WHAT A BORON 4926       0  1 0 PERIODIC STATEME 493 WURM KIN              750  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants, with a special nod for Faith, tourney victor. --
Jorja and the Doghouse pack

Two-three, and I did not expect Feathers to defeat the Brown Widow.  Normally
Feathers is SUCH a Golden Retriever, you wouldn't believe it. -- Old Howel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHAT A BORON was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JOSH SCOTT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JA-FLOYD-E was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BROWN WIDOW overpowered FEATHERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GHOSTFACE devastated DRAGON'S LAIR in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
DAISY viciously subdued SPIKE in a action packed 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
KAMIN was bested by CAPPADONNA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DARQUE SAYS DIE! was bested by HAHA HOUND in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
BARIUM ENEMY was overcome by ODB in a 1 minute expert's Title melee.
MAN MOUNTAIN unbelievably bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
FONZANOON overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JEX handily defeated BIG RED in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
OLD HOWEL bested PURPLE NURPLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FLOYD-HII murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IGNORANCE savagely defeated PERPENDICULAR in a popular 4 minute amateur's conflict.
SCREWDRIVER overpowered ERIC TALONSEN in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SAI TALONMALA overcame TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  12 -  3      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  18 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 750 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     5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ODB 4891                   14   6  2  116 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
TOTAL PARRY      MAN MOUNTAIN 4879          26  14  0  110 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
AIMED BLOW       BROWN WIDOW 4875           23  20  2  105 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BARIUM ENEMY 4924          17   3  1   97 PERIODIC STATEMENTS (493)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BROWN WIDOW 4875.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was IGNORANCE 4977.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAISY 4967, 
GHOSTFACE 4916, JEX 4848, BROWN WIDOW 4875, KAMIN 4965, HAHA HOUND 4962, FONZANOON 
4948, ODB 4891, MAN MOUNTAIN 4879, and OLD HOWEL 4915.

The least popular fighter this week was ERIC TALONSEN 4994.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PERPENDICULAR 5005, CAPPADONNA 4961, SPIKE 4903, FEATHERS 4881, 
JOSH SCOTT 4982, WHAT A BORON 4926, FLOYD-HII 4969, PURPLE NURPLE 4980, BIG RED 4900, 
and BARIUM ENEMY 4924.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BARIUM ENEMY (14-4924) PERIODIC STATEMENTS (493)

                        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!