DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2015    Duedate: 06/29/2015

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-3

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADY SONGSTEEL
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-128) [3-0-1,31]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              LADY SONGSTEEL
                               DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
                               (20-128) [3-0-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MR. GRONKLE                    ACID REFLUX
HUCKLE'S CATS (23)             1ST WORLD PROBLEMS (35)
(20-135) [1-2-0,13]            (20-197) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GATHERING (34)          57
2. LOST SENTINELS (19)         34      NATURE MADE (38)
3. THE KILLING FIELD (28)      32      Unchartered Team
4. THE MENTORS (6)             31
5. BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)       30      BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)     12   3  0 80.0   1/ 3*BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)    12  3 0
 2- 2*AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)        7   3  1 70.0   2/ 1*SIN CITY (11)            10  5 1
 3/ 1*SIN CITY (11)             10   5  1 66.7   3/ 4*DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       9  6 2
 4/ 4*DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)        9   6  2 60.0   4/ 7*THE MENTORS (6)           8  7 1
 5/10*THE MENTORS (6)            8   7  1 53.3   5/ 8*BOOK BORED ORCS (7)       8  7 1
 6/11*BOOK BORED ORCS (7)        8   7  1 53.3   6/ 9*HOUSE OF PAIN (15)        8  7 1
 7/12*HOUSE OF PAIN (15)         8   7  1 53.3   7/ 5*THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 1
 8/ 6*THIRSTY THUGS (31)         8   7  1 53.3   8/ 6*7TH SANCTUM (10)          8  7 0
 9/ 5*7TH SANCTUM (10)           8   7  0 53.3   9/19*WEIRD STUDENTS (30)       8  7 0
10/20*WEIRD STUDENTS (30)        8   7  0 53.3  10- 2*AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)       7  3 1
11/ 7*TWISTED ASYLUM (20)        5   5  3 50.0  11/15*KAOS ANGELS (33)          7  8 2
12/ 8*DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)   5   5  1 50.0  12/16*BOURNE OF HATE (3)        7  8 2
13/ 9*BLOOD BORNE (12)           5   5  1 50.0  13/17*I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  8 1
14-18*EXCEL-LENT (29)            5   5  0 50.0  14/10*LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)    7  8 1
15/19*BOURNE OF HATE (3)         7   8  2 46.7  15/13*IN LIVING COLOR (27)      7  8 0
16/14*KAOS ANGELS (33)           7   8  2 46.7  16/18*LOST SENTINELS (19)       7  8 0
17/22*I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)        7   8  1 46.7  17/26*UNLIKELY HEROES (4)       6  9 1
18/13*LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)     7   8  1 46.7  18/25*BROKEN HALO (13)          6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23*LOST SENTINELS (19)        7   8  0 46.7  19/20*WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)     6  9 0
20/17*IN LIVING COLOR (27)       7   8  0 46.7  20/11*CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)       6  9 0
21/26*UNLIKELY HEROES (4)        6   9  1 40.0  21/12*PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      6  9 0
22/27*BROKEN HALO (13)           6   9  0 40.0  22/21*TWISTED ASYLUM (20)       5  5 3
23/15*PHILANTHROLORDS (14)       6   9  0 40.0  23/23*BLOOD BORNE (12)          5  5 1
24/16*CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)        6   9  0 40.0  24/22*DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  5  5 1
25/21*WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)      6   9  0 40.0  25-14*EXCEL-LENT (29)           5  5 0
26/31*THE GATHERING (34)         4   6  1 40.0  26/31*THE GATHERING (34)        4  6 1
27-24*BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)       2   3  0 40.0  27/27*HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        4 11 0
28/ 0*THE KILLING FIELD (28)     2   3  0 40.0  28/24*PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     4 11 0
29/25*1ST WORLD PROBLEMS (35)    3   7  0 30.0  29/29*1ST WORLD PROBLEMS (35)   3  7 0
30/28*HUCKLE'S CATS (23)         4  11  0 26.7  30/ 0*THE KILLING FIELD (28)    2  3 0
31/29*PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)      4  11  0 26.7  31-28*BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)      2  3 0
32-30*DEADLINE (32)              2   8  0 20.0  32-30*DEADLINE (32)             2  8 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

Welcome to glorious Seam for the much anticipated turn 3.  I cannot speak for everyone 
else, but the wait between cycles has been nearly unbearable!  I hope you are ready 
for some excitement and a few surprises as we report all the major happenings for the 
turn.

Mordraith's Automan Empire stripped the throne from Street Legal and his Light of the 
Moon guild last turn by killing the reigning Duelmaster.  This turn our Duelmaster, 
John F. Dodge, fought absolutely no one as Automan Empire was inactive.  Disinterested 
management or was the courier carrying orders for the squad waylaid en route to the 
arena?  As such, Lady Songsteel of Darque Knights takes the throne by recognition.  
Let this be a lesson to all the doubters:  beauty can sway the masses and it has put 
Lady Songsteel on the throne.  Word is that Master Darque is certainly proud of this 
young lady.

We want to take a moment to welcome The Killing Field to Seam.  May your stay be long 
and your fights be glorious!  Special recognition this turn for Big Lake Justify as 
they take sole possession of the top team.  Their 5-0-0 turn catapults them beyond 
everyone else.  How long can Den hold onto it?  The other team we want to recognize is 
The Gathering.  They had a rough go on turn 2 with a 0-5-0 showing and losing 3 of 
their warriors in the failing effort.  They were not discouraged though and bounced 
back with a 4-1-1 record this time on the sands.  Congrats to you both!

Weresloth of Light of the Moon gets our bravery award this cycle.  He posted a blood 
feud challenge to Maims Moist.  The 19 point differential meant nothing to him as he 
sought revenge for his fallen teammate.  He wasn't successful, but kudos for effort.  
Massive down challenges are not really possible at this point in the arena's history, 
but that is not for lack of trying.  There were a few down challenges, but since there 
is little variance in the fight experience some feel there is little to get excited 
about.  However, this is an Andorian arena and the Andorians have traditionally looked 
down upon such tactics.  How will the re-opened Seam respond?  Only time will tell as 
the arena establishes its new identity.

There were a total of thirteen (13) deaths this turn. Seven (7) came via the Dark 
Arena, while six (6) occurred on the regular arena sands.  Abyss slew Midnight Lily 
last turn only to find himself deceased this cycle.  1st World Problems lost 2 
warriors as Obesity and Wifi Dead Zone fell.  Both deaths were random match ups, so we 
will watch to see how vindictive 1st World Problems will be against the perpetrators 
over the next few turns.

Apparently Bourne of Hate and Big Lake Justify just want to talk trash and then avoid 
one another.  In a reversal of last turn, Bourne of Hate is the most avoided with Big 
Lake Justify doing the most avoiding.  Way of All Flesh better keep one eye over their 
shoulder as Ulvsblakk was the most challenged warrior this turn.  Tons of enemies or 
did managers see something in last week's fights that made him a popular target?  With 
the arena just beginning, we have not had enough time to establish any good ol' 
fashioned, anger-driven rivalries yet.  There appears to be a few feuds that have 
carried over to Seam from the sands of Shadowspire.

On behalf of Seam and the Gladiatorial Commission, we invite you back next turn for 
more intense Seam action on the sands.

Sidara Brightbell
SYP Correspondent 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY SONGSTEEL 128            3   0  1    31       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITTYVAICH 176                3   0  0    28       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 FOOT GOLEM 69                 3   0  0    28       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 SWEET TOOTH JONES 154         3   0  0    27       IN LIVING COLOR (27)
 BLOODBLIND 105                3   0  0    26       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 TICKE ME ELMO 51              3   0  0    26       THE MENTORS (6)
 BAGHEERA 113                  3   0  0    25       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 WEREVIPER 123                 3   0  1    24       LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAIMS MOIST 55                3   0  1    23       BOOK BORED ORCS (7)
 SMOKEHEAD 175                 2   1  1    22       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 XRISTIANA 96                  2   1  0    21       HOUSE OF PAIN (15)
 BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66          2   1  0    21       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 COOVER BENNETT 110            3   0  0    20       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 GIRL #237 100                 3   0  0    20       CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)
 LAZARUS 118                   2   0  1    20       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 DIRT NAP 158                  1   0  0    20       THE KILLING FIELD (28)
 WALL OF SWORDS 229            1   0  0    20       THE GATHERING (34)
 PILGRIM 187                   3   0  1    19       KAOS ANGELS (33)
 FIT FRED 172                  3   0  0    19       WEIRD STUDENTS (30)
-JOHN F DODGE 148              2   0  1    19       AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)
 ANDRE 52                      2   1  0    19       THE MENTORS (6)
 RAYLAN GIVENS 111             3   0  0    18       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 ULVSBLAKK 107                 2   1  0    18       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 DOUGLAS KLUMP 74              3   0  0    17       SIN CITY (11)
 SHADOWDANCER 132              2   1  0    17       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 STANZA 97                     2   1  0    17       HOUSE OF PAIN (15)
 GRIMFLESH 34                  2   1  0    17       BOURNE OF HATE (3)
 GILGAMESH 217                 1   1  0    17       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 SEVERIN 121                   2   0  1    16       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 MAGUVIAL 129                  2   1  1    16       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 WONDERFUL WANDA 169           2   1  0    16       WEIRD STUDENTS (30)
 GEOPLASTIQUE 70               2   1  0    16       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 WINTER WISP 242               1   0  1    16       KAOS ANGELS (33)
 LAUGHING LARRY 171            1   2  0    16       WEIRD STUDENTS (30)
 MIDNIGHT START 233            1   0  0    16       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 FIRE ELEMENTAL 227            1   0  0    15       THE GATHERING (34)
 DIRT SHAMAN 68                1   2  0    15       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 WOOLRAVEN 36                  2   1  1    14       BOURNE OF HATE (3)
 SUPER CHICKEN 39              2   1  1    14       UNLIKELY HEROES (4)
 BURT SHLUBB 73                2   1  0    14       SIN CITY (11)
 YHARNAM 80                    2   0  0    14       BLOOD BORNE (12)
 PIT FIEND 228                 1   0  1    14       THE GATHERING (34)
 ADM. ITCHYBEARD 63            1   2  0    14       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 AVA CROWDER 112               1   2  0    14       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 BLUE EYES 77                  2   1  0    13       SIN CITY (11)
 MR. GRONKLE 135               1   2  0    13       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAKES D' SPEAR 54            1   2  0    13       BOOK BORED ORCS (7)
 HAUNT 143                     1   2  0    13       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 GUTGLOOM 35                   2   1  1    12       BOURNE OF HATE (3)
 BOYD CROWDER 109              2   1  0    12       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 TOUCHY THOMAS 168             2   1  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (30)
-ISERROR 165                   2   0  0    12       EXCEL-LENT (29)
-ISBLANK(D2) 163               2   0  0    12       EXCEL-LENT (29)
-FELIX WANKEL 150              1   1  0    12       AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)
 GENERAL LIABILITY 38          1   2  0    12       UNLIKELY HEROES (4)
 SIF 220                       1   1  0    12       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-RAYNER 182                    1   1  0    12       DEADLINE (32)
 POOL IS COLD 201              2   0  0    11       1ST WORLD PROBLEMS (35)
 THE ONE REBORN 79             1   1  1    11       BLOOD BORNE (12)
 WEREBAT 239                   1   0  0    11       LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)
 NEANDERTHAL MAN 90            3   0  0    10       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 HARPOON R' SEA 56             2   1  0    10       BOOK BORED ORCS (7)
 STAY PUFT 144                 2   1  0    10       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 BONESONG 37                   1   2  0    10       BOURNE OF HATE (3)
 DRAGONBAIT 209                1   1  0    10       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 WENDY CROWE 108               3   0  0     9       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 FAUST 84                      1   2  0     9       BROKEN HALO (13)
-VLOOKUP 164                   1   1  0     9       EXCEL-LENT (29)
 JIM 76                        2   1  1     8       SIN CITY (11)
 CLAIRE 87                     2   1  0     8       BROKEN HALO (13)
 THE SILENT OWL 42             1   2  0     8       UNLIKELY HEROES (4)
 OPHELIA 234                   1   0  0     8       HOUSE OF PAIN (15)
 LOOMIS SIMMONS 156            1   2  0     8       IN LIVING COLOR (27)
 SERRA ANGEL 191               1   1  0     8       THE GATHERING (34)
 COBRA MONSOON 71              2   1  0     7       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 CARDHU 173                    2   1  0     7       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 CPT. BUZZY 65                 2   1  0     7       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 GROCER CAT 136                2   1  0     7       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MEJIDIJA 95                   2   1  0     7       HOUSE OF PAIN (15)
 QUITHYRA 130                  2   1  0     7       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 VEXING 186                    2   1  0     7       KAOS ANGELS (33)
 VERA DE MILO 153              2   1  0     7       IN LIVING COLOR (27)
-NIKOLAUS OTTO 152             2   0  0     7       AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196           1   1  1     7       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 O.K. ROWING 57                1   2  0     7       BOOK BORED ORCS (7)
 GRIPS 202                     1   1  0     7       BROKEN HALO (13)
 DR. BROWNSTONE 50             1   2  1     6       THE MENTORS (6)
 CATIANA 93                    1   2  1     6       HOUSE OF PAIN (15)
-DALEK 178                     1   1  0     6       DEADLINE (32)
 CUDA 203                      1   1  0     6       BROKEN HALO (13)
 DUDLEY 235                    1   0  0     6       THE MENTORS (6)
 FUZZY LOGIC 160               1   0  0     6       THE KILLING FIELD (28)
 ANUBIS 219                    1   1  0     6       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THOR 216                      1   1  1     5       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 MERCYFLETCHER 89              1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 CLUCKEROO 67                  1   2  0     5       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-HORACE E DODGE 151            1   1  0     5       AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)
 VITRIOL 183                   1   2  0     5       KAOS ANGELS (33)
 OSWALD BATES 155              1   2  0     5       IN LIVING COLOR (27)
 FUNEBRE 106                   1   2  0     5       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 VISIGOTH 114                  1   2  0     5       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 JACKIE-BOY 75                 1   2  0     5       SIN CITY (11)
 BELIEVE N' THING 53           1   2  0     5       BOOK BORED ORCS (7)
 GIRL #238 99                  1   2  0     5       CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)
 OBAN 177                      1   2  0     5       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 GARTH GREYSCRIBE 92           1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 SPOOK 146                     1   2  0     5       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 WEREBEAR 126                  1   2  0     5       LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)
 SISTER GARLIC 41              1   2  0     5       UNLIKELY HEROES (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY HYENA 137               1   2  0     5       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
-IRA HAYES 60                  1   0  0     5       BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)
 EBONY YAWNER 40               1   2  0     5       UNLIKELY HEROES (4)
 SINBUCK 83                    1   2  0     5       BROKEN HALO (13)
 GIRL #235 98                  1   2  0     5       CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)
-JEFF PROBST 58                1   0  0     5       BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)
 GIRL #236 102                 1   2  0     5       CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)
 MOTHER NATURE 195             1   1  0     4       THE MENTORS (6)
 LOKI 218                      1   1  0     4       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 WITCH OF HEMWICK 81           1   1  0     4       BLOOD BORNE (12)
-ARMAND PEUGOT 149             1   1  0     4       AUTOMAN EMPIRE (26)
 WERESLOTH 125                 0   3  0     3       LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)
 GORGEOUS GIRL 170             0   3  0     3       WEIRD STUDENTS (30)
 GHOST 145                     0   3  0     3       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 KININVIE 174                  0   3  0     3       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 SAADI WOODHEART 131           0   3  0     3       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 KAN CURSEWELL 33              0   3  0     3       BOURNE OF HATE (3)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133        0   3  0     3       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 CASPER 147                    0   3  0     3       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 RUDOLF VON FLUGEL 134         0   3  0     3       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 WANDA WAYNE 157               0   3  0     3       IN LIVING COLOR (27)
 ABSENCE 185                   0   3  0     3       KAOS ANGELS (33)
 ACID REFLUX 197               0   2  0     2       1ST WORLD PROBLEMS (35)
-VIDAR 179                     0   2  0     2       DEADLINE (32)
-LOTHAR 180                    0   2  0     2       DEADLINE (32)
-CONCATENATE 166               0   2  0     2       EXCEL-LENT (29)
 VIRGO 238                     0   1  0     1       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
-CRAMBUS HOYT 59               0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)
 BORSHK 230                    0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 SIX FEET UNDER 162            0   1  0     1       THE KILLING FIELD (28)
-WARBRINGER 61                 0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)
 TOO MANY PINS 241             0   1  0     1       1ST WORLD PROBLEMS (35)
 OZTALUN 237                   0   1  0     1       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 GIRL #242 221                 0   1  0     1       CHUCK'S PINUPS (16)
-DEATHDEALER 62                0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE BULLIES (8)
 WERERAT 240                   0   1  0     1       LIGHT OF THE MOON (21)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      PIT FIEND 228           3  NONE
OBESITY 199             1  1 0 1ST WORLD PROBLEM 35 THE ONE REBORN 79       3   
TOO MUCH MONEY 200      0  1 0 1ST WORLD PROBLEM 35 CATIANA 93              2   
WIFI DEAD ZONE 198      0  2 0 1ST WORLD PROBLEM 35 GUTGLOOM 35             3   
COSMOROCK 236           0  1 0 7TH SANCTUM 10       DARK CHAMPION           3  NONE
IOSEFKA 82              0  2 0 BLOOD BORNE 12       BANDIT PRINCE           3  NONE
VICAR AMELIA 78         1  1 0 BLOOD BORNE 12       WINTER WISP 242         3   
DARK UTOPIA 86          0  1 0 BROKEN HALO 13       WEREVIPER 123           1   
TAKEO 181               0  2 0 DEADLINE 32          JIM 76                  2   
WERECAT 124             1  1 0 LIGHT OF THE MOON 21 MAIMS MOIST 55          2   
WEREWOLF 127            1  1 0 LIGHT OF THE MOON 21 JOHN F DODGE 148        2   
BLOON 115               0  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    DR. BROWNSTONE 50       1   
LEXX 232                0  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    SUPER CHICKEN 39        3   
MIDNIGHT LILY 208       0  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    ABYSS 119               2   
:{ 231                  0  1 0 PHILANTHROLORDS 14   BANDIT PRINCE           3  NONE
THONN 91                1  1 0 PHILANTHROLORDS 14   LADY SONGSTEEL 128      2   
UMBAR LONGCLERIC 88     0  2 0 PHILANTHROLORDS 14   MAGUVIAL 129            2   
BLACK LOTUS 188         0  1 0 THE GATHERING 34     SEVERIN 121             2   
DEMONIC TUTOR 190       0  1 0 THE GATHERING 34     LAZARUS 118             2   
GOBLIN KING 189         0  2 0 THE GATHERING 34     PILGRIM 187             3   
AXE, MEET HEAD!! 161    0  1 0 THE KILLING FIELD 28 SHEWISH BOUNCER         3  NONE
PISTOL WHIP 159         0  1 0 THE KILLING FIELD 28 MINNESOTA JONES 196     3   
RAZORBACK 49            0  1 0 THE MENTORS 6        WOOLRAVEN 36            1   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ABYSS 119               1  1 1 TWISTED ASYLUM 20    SMOKEHEAD 175           3   
ENDO 122                0  1 0 TWISTED ASYLUM 20    THOR 216                2  JUST REVENGED
NERON 120               0  2 0 TWISTED ASYLUM 20    THE WRECK KING          3  NONE
GROTH-GOLKA 206         0  2 0 WAY OF ALL FLESH 17  SWINE GOLEM             3  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Not a waste. -- Tsk-tsk

Who let the bloodgames team in?  3-2-3, ouch Twisted Asylum!

Wanda Wayne -- Oh, oh!  That face!  Put a full helm on next time to cover that up. -- 
Shadowdancer

Harry Hyena -- So much for blind challenges. -- Saadi Woodheart

Teammates of Umbar Longcleric -- Condolences for my bloodlust.  I await the bloodfeud. 
-- Maguvial

Teammates of Thonn -- I see a pattern here.  I also await the bloodfeud. -- Lady 
Songsteel

Visigoth -- You fight with amazing ferocity warrior!  Good luck to you in the future. 
-- Quithrya

Den -- Congrats on fending off my challenges!  Your warriors were better than mine 
last turn!  Don't get used to it! -- DeGotti

Blue Eyes -- They are no match for the Grimflesh! -- Grimflesh

Some interesting fights last turn! A couple could have gone either way for those 
Bourne of Hate! -- DeGotti

Burt -- I likes to smash things! You just happen to be the thing on turn 1! -- 
Gutgloom

DeGotti -- I know you are a big fan of numbers, since they are essentially a mystery 
to you.  I am directly responsible for 33% of your losses right now.  And, that is a 
result of my team running on maintenance and you getting to select the challenges.  
Doesn't bode well for you, does it? -- Den, High Priest of the mighty Allied Axis and 
manager of the Big Lake Justify

Weird Students -- Bashers? No, this is the "real man" only arena, so thanks for 
stopping but you will have to be moving along now. -- Den

Loomis Simmons -- I saw you check'in owt my gurl Ava, dat why you got that beat down.  
Don't make dis hillbilly put nother hitch in yer giddy-up. -- Boyd Crowder

The Gathering -- Great entrance into my arena.  0-5? I'm betting it takes you 3 turns 
to get your first win, less if you challenge DeGotti. -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IOSEFKA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GROTH-GOLKA was slaughtered by SWINE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NERON was murdered by THE WRECK KING in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
:{ was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
AXE, MEET HEAD!! was assassinated by SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COSMOROCK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
WERESLOTH was luckily beaten by MAIMS MOIST in a 4 minute novice's Bloodfeud struggle.
CUDA was bested by WEREVIPER in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud competition.
LAZARUS vanquished THOR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
MERCYFLETCHER lost to MAGUVIAL in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
FAUST narrowly defeated VISIGOTH in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LOOMIS SIMMONS overcame GIRL #235 in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
CLUCKEROO was subdued by COOVER BENNETT in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
ADM. ITCHYBEARD bested VERA DE MILO in a 4 minute novice's Challenge battle.
FOOT GOLEM overpowered CPT. BUZZY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
HARPOON R' SEA defeated JACKIE-BOY in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BRN VON SPEEDSTER devastated VITRIOL in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SINBUCK was beaten by BOYD CROWDER in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
OSWALD BATES was bested by TOUCHY THOMAS in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SWEET TOOTH JONES overpowered GROCER CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SPOOK was overpowered by BAGHEERA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GHOST was bested by DOUGLAS KLUMP in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
QUITHYRA lost to RAYLAN GIVENS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
LADY SONGSTEEL handily defeated STAY PUFT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
LOKI was devastated by XRISTIANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ANUBIS was defeated by ULVSBLAKK in a 3 minute brutal beginner's Challenge fight.
ABYSS was slain by SMOKEHEAD in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
OBAN was defeated by FIT FRED in a exciting 1 minute beginner's Challenge match.
GRIMFLESH lost to PITTYVAICH in a 2 minute gruesome novice's Challenge fray.
AVA CROWDER beat GARTH GREYSCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
WOOLRAVEN savagely defeated GIRL #236 in a 6 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BONESONG savagely defeated WANDA WAYNE in a popular 4 minute novice's Challenge match.
WENDY CROWE outlasted KAN CURSEWELL in a dull 9 minute novice's Challenge bout.
FUNEBRE was demolished by LAUGHING LARRY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge contest.
EBONY YAWNER was savagely defeated by WONDERFUL WANDA in a 3 minute struggle.
BLOODBLIND beat GEOPLASTIQUE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
THE SILENT OWL subdued GORGEOUS GIRL in a exciting 3 minute amateur's Challenge match.
GIRL #238 was vanquished by HAUNT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TICKE ME ELMO vanquished MEJIDIJA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ABSENCE was outlasted by NEANDERTHAL MAN in a 17 minute Challenge competition.
SHAKES D' SPEAR defeated CATIANA in a action packed 5 minute bloody beginner's battle.
BELIEVE N' THING was demolished by DIRT SHAMAN in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
CLAIRE outwaited ACID REFLUX in a exciting 7 minute amateur's fight.
ANDRE handily defeated WITCH OF HEMWICK in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
STANZA subdued O.K. ROWING in a 2 minute novice's match.
DR. BROWNSTONE was narrowly defeated by POOL IS COLD in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
GIRL #237 beat BORSHK in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
SISTER GARLIC was overpowered by SEVERIN in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SUPER CHICKEN murdered LEXX in a 5 minute brutal mismatched match.
GENERAL LIABILITY demolished RUDOLF VON FLUGEL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
GUTGLOOM killed WIFI DEAD ZONE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
WEREBEAR was handily defeated by GILGAMESH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YHARNAM luckily beat JIM in a 7 minute gory amateur's battle.
SAADI WOODHEART was devastated by WEREBAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SHADOWDANCER viciously subdued ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 4 minute novice's brawl.
MR. GRONKLE bested MOTHER NATURE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's fight.
HARRY HYENA was overcome by DRAGONBAIT in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.
THE ONE REBORN narrowly killed OBESITY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.
VICAR AMELIA was murdered by WINTER WISP in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CASPER was bested by SERRA ANGEL in a 2 minute bloody novice's fight.
BLUE EYES demolished SIX FEET UNDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SIF overpowered KININVIE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BURT SHLUBB overpowered TOO MANY PINS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CARDHU was beaten by FIRE ELEMENTAL in a action packed 1 minute novice's battle.
COBRA MONSOON was narrowly defeated by MIDNIGHT START in a 4 minute amateur's fight.
VEXING was vanquished by DIRT NAP in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PILGRIM executed GOBLIN KING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MINNESOTA JONES savagely slew PISTOL WHIP in a 4 minute bloody novice's fight.
GRIPS won victory over VIRGO in a 3 minute bloody novice's struggle.
FUZZY LOGIC subdued OZTALUN in a 1 minute bloody beginner's match.
GIRL #242 was savagely defeated by DUDLEY in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
PIT FIEND easily killed SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WALL OF SWORDS vanquished INCOMPETENT PUNK in a 1 minute uneven match.
OPHELIA savagely defeated WERERAT in a exciting 6 minute gruesome amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  27         AIMED BLOW        22 -  16 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  17         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  15 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  37 -  5      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  28 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    11         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  36 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  18 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  21 -  1      30  |

Turn   3 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-LUNGE        5 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK    13 - 14         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         8 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  7         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 10     PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      5 -  6         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  9         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     6 - 11     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MR. GRONKLE 135.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ACID REFLUX 197.  The ten other most popular fighters were WONDERFUL WANDA 169, 
WOOLRAVEN 36, SHADOWDANCER 132, OPHELIA 234, GORGEOUS GIRL 170, MR. GRONKLE 135, ADM. 
ITCHYBEARD 63, BONESONG 37, CATIANA 93, and MERCYFLETCHER 89.

The least popular fighter this week was NEANDERTHAL MAN 90.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ABSENCE 185, WENDY CROWE 108, YHARNAM 80, LEXX 232, CLAIRE 87, 
GIRL #236 102, VERA DE MILO 153, WERERAT 240, GIRL #242 221, and OZTALUN 237.

                        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!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes