DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2014    Duedate: 06/03/2014

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-745

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR TOO DUMB
THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
(15-5265) [13-3-2,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR TOO DUMB                   THIRD COURSE
THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)        SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
(15-5265) [13-3-2,135]         (15-5338) [1-0-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BADGER                         TACHIKAZE
GREENWARDENS (244)             POETRY IN MOTION (527)
(15-5197) [21-23-1,87]         (15-5303) [1-1-1,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          29
2. THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)     27      THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
3. SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)    11      Unchartered Team
4. INQUISITION MCJF (518)       5
5. POETRY IN MOTION (527)      -1      SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   44  15  5 74.6   2/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   7  1 0
 3/ 3 BLOODSWORN (482)          88  90 10 49.4   3/ 3 BLOODSWORN (482)          4 11 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       946 %1068 24 47.0   4/ 0*SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)  1  0 0
 5/ 1*POETRY IN MOTION (527)     1   2  1 33.3   5/ 4*POETRY IN MOTION (527)    1  2 1
 6/ 0*INQUISITION MCJF (518)     0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*INQUISITION MCJF (518)    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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                        ---===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

     Well, what are you looking at, MALCORN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BLUE RAM win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KREYSUS beat 
TACHIKAZE and TACHIKAZE lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, MALCORN may be getting bland, as SIR TOO DUMB stays top dog in the 
city.  Drake's Barbecue, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From MALCORN's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
MALCORN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  GREENWARDENS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like THE GRAIL KNIGHTS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MALCORN's 
morgue.  More variety.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  
Anyway, this turn it came.  SILVAMERE's 14-10-0 has earned her the Dark Arena.  Now 
hey, I like to see a death as much as the next guy, but hey BLOODSWORN, whyja send 
AVAXION to the Dark Arena, look at his record, huh?  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, 
it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on 
this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in MALCORN to get a drink than Drake's 
Barbecue!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR TOO DUMB 5265            13   3  2   135       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR BUBBA THE BOLD 5249      11   3  1   107       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
 THE DARK KNIGHT 5250         10   1  0    98       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BADGER 5197                  21  23  1    87       GREENWARDENS (244)
 VITAE 4861                   15   6  2    86       BLOODSWORN (482)
 WINTERGREEN 5272             10   5  1    76       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SNOWFOOT 5224                14  19  0    69       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GROOVY SIR GRIMM 5251         6   3  2    55       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RAM 5327                 3   0  0    45       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MGR THE MAGICIAN 5268         2   1  0    33       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE RABBIT 5322             3   2  0    22       GREENWARDENS (244)
 KREYSUS 5329                  1   2  0    16       BLOODSWORN (482)
 THIRD COURSE 5338             1   0  0    11       SHEWISH DELICACIES (530)
 TACHIKAZE 5303                1   1  1     9       POETRY IN MOTION (527)
 EL MASTACIO 5178              0   1  0     5       INQUISITION MCJF (518)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AVAXION 5323            3  2 0 BLOODSWORN 482       WURM KIN              745  NONE
SEE YA 5344             0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       BLACK ORC             745  NONE
SILVAMERE 4843         14 11 0 BLOODSWORN 482       BANDIT PRINCE         745  NONE
LONGEAR 5317            0  3 0 GREENWARDENS 244     MUTE VOICE 5295       742   
WATER SKIPPER 5302      0  1 0 POETRY IN MOTION 527 MOUNTAIN TROLL        745  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Silvamere. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

And we salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

Two-three.  Same old thing.  But we all walked away from it with our lives, so no
grounds for complaint. -- Badger, for the Greenwardens

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SILVAMERE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AVAXION was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WATER SKIPPER was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
SEE YA was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SIR TOO DUMB devastated VITAE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
SIR BUBBA THE BOLD overpowered BADGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE DARK KNIGHT devastated SNOWFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WINTERGREEN slimly won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody match.
BLUE RAM handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TACHIKAZE was unbelievably bested by KREYSUS in a 4 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
WHITE RABBIT overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EL MASTACIO was overpowered by THIRD COURSE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   7 -  1      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  18 -  3      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 745 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR TOO DUMB 5265          13   3  2  135 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
AIMED BLOW       VITAE 4861                 15   6  2   86 BLOODSWORN (482)
WALL OF STEEL    WINTERGREEN 5272           10   5  1   76 GREENWARDENS (244)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE RAM 5327               3   0  0   45 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BADGER 5197.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TACHIKAZE 5303.  The ten other most popular fighters were WATER SKIPPER 5302, SIR 
BUBBA THE BOLD 5249, THE DARK KNIGHT 5250, WINTERGREEN 5272, KREYSUS 5329, THIRD 
COURSE 5338, BLUE RAM 5327, SEE YA 5344, SIR TOO DUMB 5265, and WHITE RABBIT 5322.

The least popular fighter this week was SNOWFOOT 5224.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BADGER 5197, VITAE 4861, AVAXION 5323, EL MASTACIO 5178, WHITE RABBIT 
5322, SIR TOO DUMB 5265, SEE YA 5344, BLUE RAM 5327, THIRD COURSE 5338, and KREYSUS 
5329.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SILVAMERE (15-4843) BLOODSWORN (482)

                        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!