DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2010    Duedate: 06/15/2010

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-640

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVER SMURFER
BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
(21-6811) [17-6-0,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER SMURFER                 BLOODSONG
BEN'S BAZAAR (577)             GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
(21-6811) [17-6-0,158]         (21-2924) [2-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUL GOBLINHEWER                VENOM
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            SERPENTS HOLD (589)
(21-6738) [12-17-0,74]         (21-6908) [4-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (593)             74
2. BLOODTHIRST (591)           59      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. DARK AT HEART (586)         44      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (589)         39
5. GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)     37      DEVIATION (593)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEVIATION (593)            5   0  0  100   1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 1
 2/ 1*420 B.C. (594)            10   5  1 66.7   2/ 3*420 B.C. (594)           10  5 1
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      317 205 16 60.7   3/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  6 0
 4/ 2 FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)     27  18  0 60.0   4/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       8  7 0
 5/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      590 481 25 55.1   5/ 9 DARK AT HEART (586)       8  7 0
 6/ 5 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       23  21  2 52.3   6/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 7/ 6 DARK AT HEART (586)       66  63  2 51.2   7/ 4 THE RED BLADES (578)      7  8 0
 8/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       54  57  3 48.6   8/15*BLOODTHIRST (591)         7  8 0
 9/ 9 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        77  86  6 47.2   9/10*TOOL SHED (592)           6  9 0
10/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)     256 312 14 45.1  10/ 0*DEVIATION (593)           5  0 0
11/10 THE RED BLADES (578)      61  75  1 44.9  11/ 8 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        5  9 1
12-12 TEAM SLIME (585)          21  28  1 42.9  12/12 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       5  9 0
13/13 KANO CLAN (106)          267 365 20 42.2  13/ 6 SWORD OPERA (323)         5 10 0
14/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        632 935 22 40.3  14-13 TEAM SLIME (585)          4  5 0
15/ 7*TOOL SHED (592)            6   9  0 40.0  15/16*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   4 11 0
16/15*BLOODTHIRST (591)         13  24  1 35.1  16/14 KANO CLAN (106)           3  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/16*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)    4  11  0 26.7  17/11 FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)     3  9 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 650): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 532): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): CASSIS of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 651): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 646): JOHN HUSTON of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 654): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 639): DEMON of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 640): WHATAMONSTER of CHAMPIONS (Champion, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 639): CATHER of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 607): GORM HOLLIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 587): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): TERESAI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 484): DETONATOR of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 532): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 650): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 532): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 651): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 646): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 654): REAVERS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 369): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 640): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 639): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 607): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 587): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): GOTHUM (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 484): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): MIDDLE WAY 23 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 532) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 640): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                            BUBBLY BAELZEBUB of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 639): CATHER of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 607): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): TERESAI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And so I go, off into the wild blue yonder of AD, Sherman's earliest graduate
ever, and an AB oddly enough.  Such a loser style to him I might as well have been a
PS; or so he wishes.  Even though my stats, [9(1)-9(2)-9-11(1)-21(1)-9-21, Ad Ex Att,
Ex Init and Parry, Mod/VL, with fist and Init faves, plus an ability for the Bash
tactic?!  Needless to say Sherman in his recalcitrant shortmindedness never used it.]
are pretty darn good, the low wit/total skill combo made my quick rise up the
rankings a bit of a mind bender for all involved.  Out-jumping seemingly more jump
worthy opponents and out-bashing, well, no one yet.  But I'll work on that in the
future.  Fot the time being my job's to use the innate advantage of a graduating
Duelmaster and maximize my knowledge of faves in order to...challenge the scum and
avoid the lungers.  Some things never change.

Your Duelmaster,
Cather

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SUNSET needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, GRIM 
FANDANGO, but NOMADIC TRIBE was just too good to be stopped.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but SWORD OPERA really goofed with their 1-4-0.  
BLOODTHIRST like really fought hard to move up to 8th from 15th.  Way to go!  What 
was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 66-63-2 you ask?  
(Sure)  DARK AT HEART's their name, and fighting's their game!  I just can't say 
enough good things about DEVIATION.  They went 5-0-0 their first time, don't slouch, 
and they've got good oral hygiene!  MVP award for ALAZIR?  BLOODTHIRST's proud of him 
after beating BIZNAF and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  MASTER 
KUSH got smashed by ROW DAYO DRIVE, and lost 15 points!  Like, SILVER SMURFER must be 
pretty gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from LITERATE LOONS.  Does this guy have 
a death wish or what!  Was that a tear I saw in SILVER SMURFER's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't CATHER fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of GRIM FANDANGO must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are NOMADIC TRIBE?  GRIM FANDANGO, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is WALLACE popular, or what?  He 
was challenged the most in all of SUNSET!  He's got a 23-12-0, is that good?  See if 
I ever talk to MORIDEN again!  POCO was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  
MORIDEN beat POCO.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised MORIDEN would 
do such a scummy thing, either.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out 
YUEDEBAHL LITHA challenged MERSILUS.  After all, haven't THE RED BLADES and GRIM 
FANDANGO had a long standing duel in SUNSET?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but MERSILUS wants me to write about it since he subdued YUEDEBAHL LITHA.  
Satisfied?  BLAKSKUL must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged CHESTERTON.  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought BLAKSKUL showed great skill and promise when he beat CHESTERTON.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SUNSET ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  BE'AL'TZAR really fought hard against YODLE LAYHE WHO.  That'll 
teach BEN'S BAZAAR not to go and kill any of BLOODTHIRST's guys again, huh!  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SUNSET is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SMURFER 6811          17   6  0   158       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERSILUS 6781                15  10  1   117       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MORBID CRUSADER 6825         17   7  0   110       DARK AT HEART (586)
 WEASEL 6795                  15   8  1   108       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ANGEL 6846                   12   6  2   102       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 LENI POOLE 6854              10   6  0   100       THE RED BLADES (578)
 WALLACE 6707                 23  12  0    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SIDEWINDER 6883               9   1  1    93       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 BLAKSUNN 6774                18   7  0    92       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         11  14  1    89       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MILLHAUSER 6705              16  21  0    87       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SASQUATCH 6816               11  10  1    79       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DISEASE 6827                 11  14  1    76       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ICE 6820                     10  10  0    75       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         12  17  0    74       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-BLACK GOLD 3886              14   5  3    73       THE COLOUR OF NEON (354)
 TERRA SIGILLATA 6787         11  11  0    72       THE RED BLADES (578)
-GRANDADDY SMURF 6783         14  10  0    71       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LITO SKY 6861                 8   6  0    71       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORGES 6844                   8   9  1    64       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743             14  14  1    61       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DARKNESS 6841                11   8  1    61       DARK AT HEART (586)
 JONISSON 6780                10  16  0    58       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MOSHI HARU 6704               6   1  1    58       KANO CLAN (106)
 SELIA DOVE 6832              12   9  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REZUREKT 6805                12  12  1    55       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-JESICKA 6800                  7   2  0    50       TEAM SLIME (585)
 FOUGHT TOO MANY 5391          6   4  0    49       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
-MAKITA KANE 6681             10   8  0    44       KANO CLAN (106)
-AGAMAMNON 6803                5   6  1    41       TEAM SLIME (585)
-ZONZALIN 6836                 6   3  0    40       TEAM SLIME (585)
 LIU BONG 6630                 9   9  2    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 RUIN 6862                     7   8  0    38       DARK AT HEART (586)
 PYNCHON 6810                  8  13  0    37       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WILD 6863                     4  11  0    37       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-ONE TOO MANY 5393             6   1  0    36       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 RAMON LALO 6894               4   6  0    36       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               8   9  1    34       KANO CLAN (106)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                 6   3  0    34       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANG CHAO 6632                7  10  2    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 VENOM 6908                    4   3  0    33       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 VIRILE MAN 6865               7   7  0    31       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BLOODSONG 2924                2   1  0    30       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 BE'AL'TZAR 6947               1   1  0    29       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 NOT DA'IN ME 5392             5   5  0    25       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORM FOOD 6905                5   2  0    25       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 PIKRITORI 6928                3   1  1    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MORIDEN 6900                  3   5  0    24       BLOODTHIRST (591)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALAZIR 6948                   1   1  0    22       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 CHESTERTON 6853               3  12  0    21       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GRASS SEED 6923               2   1  0    21       TOOL SHED (592)
 BIZNAF 5389                   5   5  0    20       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 SHATAAS 6904                  4   3  1    20       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 SPIGOT 6925                   3   0  0    20       TOOL SHED (592)
 JARYUL 6949                   2   0  0    19       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929        1   0  0    19       DEVIATION (593)
 GOD BUD 6939                  2   1  0    18       420 B.C. (594)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933           1   0  0    18       DEVIATION (593)
 ACHISH 6955                   1   0  0    18       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935             3   0  0    17       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910           3   5  0    14       THE RED BLADES (578)
 CHOCOLATE THUNDER 6930        1   0  0    14       DEVIATION (593)
 POCA 6945                     1   1  0    13       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932          1   0  0    12       DEVIATION (593)
 LAND OF HYPOCRISY 6931        1   0  0    11       DEVIATION (593)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927          2   2  1     9       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 TIME 6920                     1   2  0     9       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 SNOW WHITE 6937               2   1  1     8       420 B.C. (594)
 SILVER HAZE 6940              2   1  0     8       420 B.C. (594)
 MASTER KUSH 6938              2   1  0     7       420 B.C. (594)
 WHITE WIDOW 6936              2   1  0     7       420 B.C. (594)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               1   4  0     7       SWORD OPERA (323)
 THE DRILL 6951                1   1  0     4       TOOL SHED (592)
 GREY FATAL 2920               0   3  0     3       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 KALLIA MAY 6941               0   3  0     3       SWORD OPERA (323)
 POCO 6946                     0   2  0     2       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956               0   1  0     1       TOOL SHED (592)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK-JAK DEALER 6954   0  2 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     BLACK ORC             640  NONE
ELDRICT 6919            0  2 0 BLOODTHIRST 591      YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927  638  JUST REVENGED
DOOM 6952               0  2 0 DARK AT HEART 586    PIKRITORI 6928        640   
RATTLER 6942            0  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    STONE GOLEM           640  NONE
SLIM 6943               1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    STONE GOLEM           640  NONE
KERBESTAM 6857          5  7 0 SWORD OPERA 323      BORGES 6844           636  REVENGED
SPARTACUS 6916          0  1 0 TEAM SLIME 585       SNOW WHITE 6937       638   
RUSTY WHEEL 6957        0  1 0 TOOL SHED 592        SHEWISH GIANT         640  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spigot -- Okay.  I give.  For now.  Heh-heh. -- Grey Fatal

White Widow -- Very entertaining.  I need to hit the weight room. -- Poca

Slim -- Sorry you had to witness that.  I'm not as accurate as my sister. -- Poco

Wild -- Thank you for parting with the wisdom. -- Bloodsong.

All -- Thank you for the welcome. -- Action

Jorja -- Many thanks.  I manage to scrawl out a bit of storytelling now and then.
Not to compare with your efforts, but I try once in a while! -- Stik

Kano Clan -- Welcome back. -- Sunset

DM Cather -- Congrats on finally ascending the throne and your invite.  Glad to see
you gone.  Will Sherman reveal your secrets?  Surely someone as Literate as you will
pen us a few lines! -- Stik and GF

     Is Sherman the manager name for the Literate Loons?  That's a blank on my list.

Hmm, who will the throne fall to this week after our DM departs for the Isle?  With
three in the CCs, we like our chances, no matter how much Ben prattles about Smurfs
on the throne... -- Grim Fandango

Terra S. -- I've heard you're even prettier on paper.  It doesn't always translate
into easy wins, unfortunately. -- Mersilus

Morbid Crusader -- Was that really a win for you, or me??  See you again sometime...
-- Rezurekt

Leni P. -- Eat sand, sucka. -- Wallace

Yuedebahl -- I still got it. -- Blaksunn

420 B.C., Golgatha's Blooms, Tool Shed, and Bloodthirst -- Forgive me, I've been
lazy.  As the self-proclaimed "Friendly Delarquan" and official Sunset Pimp, let me
welcome you all to the Jewel of the Delarquan Federation, the fighting Island of
Sunset, the Arena of Death.  May your stays be long, glory filled and blood soaked!
Since there are so many new faces and returning teams lately, we've decided to throw
one of our infamous and long overdue "bottomless kegger" parties at our storied team-
owned tavern, the Broken Bone, for ALL gladiators and managers currently active,
immediately following this week's fights.  Blades up!! -- Grim Fandango

     Manager names for the newcomers would be appreciated, too. -- the Editor,
     reluctant keeper of lists

Bens Bazaar -- Thanks for the welcome! -- Leprechaun

Grey Fatal -- I like your moxie!!  I seem to get rather lucky.  Can I fight someone
else now? -- Spigot

Venom -- Wow... interesting fight. -- Grass Seed

Kallia -- No grinding!!  I think I am sprouting! -- Grass Seed

Be'al'tzar -- I am amazed I won that.  Well, not really. -- The Drill

Angle -- Kudos, little dudette!  You sure kicked the crap out of me, maybe I will
faster now that I am more regular like. -- a humbled Grandaddy Smurf

Ice -- Try and rub a little Ice-y Hot on it; it might help. -- Silver Smurfer

Agamamnon -- I see I will have to tailor something special for you, see you in a few
turns. -- Virile Man

Shataas -- I FEEL THE THIRST!!!  I REALLY DOO!!! -- YODLE LAYHE WHOOOOOOOOOO

Cather -- Nice of you to take the throne again.  Mind sharing the spot light?  Give a
Smurf a shot. -- Silver Smurfer

All -- Hail and well met!  Deviation here and we're ready to get down and have some
fun!  See you all on the sands... -- Marma Duke

all --  Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome.  Now prepare to die!  Heh jk.
It's been a cool 9-1-1 opening run... let's see if i can keep it going.  I am active
in tournaments so don't be surprised to see my guys take a breather in a couple of
turns leading up to the face (which i will be attending).  So anyone needing to
bloodfued better get on it over the next two turns.  For those of you yet unaware,
this arena has a rather healthy turnout on the D2 forums (www DOT duel2 DOT com).  If
you haven't already, i recommend you pop in and say hello.  Otherwise, good luck to
everyone. -- bubba ganoosh; mgr. 420 B.C.

bens bazzar -- It's always 420 from whence we hail, brother...  :) -- bubba ganoosh

YODLE LAYHE WHO -- Congrats on your win, but this feud isn't over yet. -- Shataas

Elise Isla -- THANK YOU!!!  You've given me at least a temporary reprieve from the
Dark Arena -- Moriden

Moriden -- If that's philanthropy--  No wait, wrong team.  Darned small print.  Hang
on while I readjust my ideas....  You can drink blood if you must (do you have it
iced in the summer?), but not MINE.  You can't even lick it off my arm (figuratively
speaking). -- Elise Isla
P.S.  Why didn't you teach me any skills?

Dang Chao -- I have often felt that way about the "food" we get served at our
guildhouse.  Is it the same at yours, then? -- Jonnison

Pynchon -- Your name keeps me thinking it should be in a rhyme.  Like Winken,
Blinken, and Nod.  Pynchon, Punchon, and Plod?  Good fight, anyway.  I mean, I won,
which makes it good. -- Selia Dove
P.S.  What never fails, well, seldom fails to amaze me is that you can whack me a
good one, get me bleeding all over the place, but if I *win*, presto, no injuries.
This is spooky.  Good, but weird.

Mutaba Iro -- I know that look in your eye, I've seen it before.  I am *not* a fly to
be squashed. -- Ramon Lalo
P.S.  As tall as I am, I would be at least a beetle.

Pikritori -- I keep expecting you to come with ground plans and archeologists' field
reports.  Do you happen to have a potsherd around you somewhere? -- Kallia May

Yuedebahl -- Alas, indeed.  If I wear heavy armor, I won't have the energy and/or
weight allowance left to lift a soprano during an opera.  Lifting sopranos (and
altos) is my day job, after all. -- Jonisson

Our congratulations to Cather. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

Mersilus -- Back to the old drawing board... -- Terra

Jesicka -- Pleasure meet you. -- Lito

Ruin -- Nice fight.  Maybe I'll give that another try sometime. -- Ophelia

Blaksunn -- One of these days I'll win that fight. -- Yuedebahl

Wallace -- And that's why I've been avoiding you. -- Leni

Hail Lord Protector Cather! -- Congrats. -- The Red Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RATTLER was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLACK-JAK DEALER was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SLIM was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a popular 3 minute Dark Arena match.
RUSTY WHEEL was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
BE'AL'TZAR overpowered YODLE LAYHE WHO in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
MORBID CRUSADER bested WALLACE in a popular 2 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
SILVER SMURFER devastated CATHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
SASQUATCH handily defeated JONISSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
YUEDEBAHL LITHA lost to MERSILUS in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
DISEASE vanquished REZUREKT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BUL GOBLINHEWER narrowly defeated BORGES in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
VIRILE MAN was overpowered by DARKNESS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLAKSKUL savagely defeated CHESTERTON in a 3 minute bloody Challenge competition.
OPHELIA DELPHI was devastated by WILD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SPIGOT handily defeated KALLIA MAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
MORIDEN vanquished POCO in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ALAZIR vanquished BIZNAF in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
JARYUL viciously subdued ELISE ISLA in a 9 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
BLAKSUNN was savagely defeated by WEASEL in a exciting 3 minute veteran's match.
LENI POOLE savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
ANGEL overpowered LITO SKY in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SIDEWINDER handily defeated TERRA SIGILLATA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
MILLHAUSER defeated ICE in a popular 1 minute veteran's match.
GRAVEN WARD won victory over PYNCHON in a 2 minute veteran's match.
DANG CHAO was vanquished by FOUGHT TOO MANY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SELIA DOVE vanquished LIU BONG in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAMON LALO was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RUIN beat NOT DA'IN ME in a 1 minute competition.
MUTABA IRO was viciously subdued by VENOM in a popular 3 minute gory bout.
GRASS SEED was outwaited by WORM FOOD in a popular 12 minute brutal fray.
BLOODSONG subdued SHATAAS in a 1 minute fight.
PIKRITORI savagely slew DOOM in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's bout.
THE DRILL was demolished by FRITERSATAFATFARM in a 1 minute uneven contest.
WALLI WEEBLE outlasted SILVER HAZE in a tiresome 7 minute novice's struggle.
WHITE WIDOW was devastated by ACHISH in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SNOW WHITE was savagely defeated by LAND OF HYPOCRISY in a 9 minute novice's match.
MASTER KUSH was subdued by ROW DAYO DRIVE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
GOD BUD overpowered SLEDGEHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TIME was handily defeated by CHOCOLATE THUNDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
POCA vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GREY FATAL was demolished by TOO BIG TO FAIL in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  38 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  26 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  54 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        32 -  33 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  41 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  53 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  27 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  24 -  2      35  |

Turn 640 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:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  9         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SILVER SMURFER 6811        17   6  0  158 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
LUNGING ATTACK   MERSILUS 6781              15  10  1  117 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       MORBID CRUSADER 6825       17   7  0  110 DARK AT HEART (586)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLACE 6707               23  12  0   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    BLAKSUNN 6774              18   7  0   92 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   SASQUATCH 6816             11  10  1   79 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      DARKNESS 6841              11   8  1   61 DARK AT HEART (586)
SLASHING ATTACK  SELIA DOVE 6832            12   9  0   57 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VENOM 6908.  The ten other most popular fighters were WEASEL 6795, SLIM 
6943, MORBID CRUSADER 6825, GRASS SEED 6923, BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738, VIRILE MAN 6865, 
BLAKSKUL 6899, ALAZIR 6948, JARYUL 6949, and RATTLER 6942.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WORM FOOD 6905, ELISE ISLA 6921, SILVER HAZE 6940, SNOW WHITE 
6937, GREY FATAL 2920, TIME 6920, SLEDGEHEAD 6956, LAND OF HYPOCRISY 6931, WHITE 
WIDOW 6936, and THE DRILL 6951.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SILVER SMURFER (21-6811) BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

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

CATHER (21-6786) LITERATE LOONS (538)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               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.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 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 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, 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, July 7, 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!