DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2011    Duedate: 12/13/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-679

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRED
DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6970) [18-16-3,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRED                           TRIUMPHUS
DARK AT HEART (586)            LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
(21-6970) [18-16-3,139]        (21-7262) [3-3-2,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRASS SEED                     BELL
TOOL SHED (592)                OMINOUS REIGN (584)
(21-6923) [15-16-0,90]         (21-7258) [5-2-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK AT HEART (586)         40
2. THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)     26      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. DEVIATION (593)             25      Unchartered Team
4. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      24
5. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          24      LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        18  12  3 60.0   1/ 5*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        9  6 3
 2/ 3 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   146  98  8 59.8   2/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  6 0
 3/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      413 301 20 57.8   3/12 DARK AT HEART (586)       9  6 0
 4/23*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)    4   3  0 57.1   4/ 1 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       8  6 2
 5/ 5 DEVIATION (593)          106  81  6 56.7   5/ 6 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    8  6 1
 6- 6 420 B.C. (594)            69  55  6 55.6   6/10 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       8  7 0
 7- 7 GREDAN (583)              64  53  5 54.7   7- 8 GREDAN (583)              7  3 0
 8/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      685 578 30 54.2   8/ 9 DEVIATION (593)           7  7 0
 9/ 9 TOOL SHED (592)           76  68  1 52.8   9/13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 2
10/10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      154 144 10 51.7  10/11 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      7  8 1
11/11 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      56  53  1 51.4  11/ 7 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  8 0
12/12 DARK AT HEART (586)      154 156 12 49.7  12- 4 420 B.C. (594)            6  4 0
13/16 THE BLUES (601)           38  41  2 48.1  13/14 THE BLUES (601)           6  9 1
14-13 THE RED BLADES (578)     144 159  4 47.5  14/18 TOOL SHED (592)           5  5 0
15/14 LITERATE LOONS (538)     343 396 18 46.4  15/ 3 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      5  6 0
16/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       164 193 11 45.9  16/22*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)   4  3 0
17/17 KANO CLAN (106)          342 425 22 44.6  17/19 HOLY LEGION (547)         4  5 0
18/19 HOLY LEGION (547)         34  45  3 43.0  18/17 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*THE BOWLS (610)            9  12  2 42.9  19-15*THE BOWLS (610)           4  6 0
20/20 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    32  45  2 41.6  20-16 THE RED BLADES (578)      3  7 0
21/22 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      53  98  8 35.1  21/20 KANO CLAN (106)           1  6 0
22/25*MORE COWBELL (611)         0   5  0  0.0  22/25*MORE COWBELL (611)        0  5 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 689): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 571): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 694): FENRIS of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 666): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 685): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 678): WILD THINGS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 679): JAMESON of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 678): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 644): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 633): UNCUT HARE of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 292): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 626): ARMORED ECHO of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 577): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 523): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 571): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 689): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 571): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 694): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 666): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 685): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 678): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 679): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 678): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 644): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 633): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 292): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 626): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 577): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 523): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 571) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 684): FAINTLY FRANNIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 292): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 679): JAMESON of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 677): ZOLDIVAR of GREDAN (The Plansman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 625): DORSAL FINN of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 577): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
                             WHY of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 576): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  LUDUS 
MAGNUS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Suffering under a 
1-2-0 record and dropping from 3rd to 15th place were the DARK OVERLORDS.  Keep 
trying!  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, DARK AT HEART has advanced 9 places in 
the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was THUNDERCAT CLOSET who went from last 
turn's 1-2-0, to this week's record of 4-3-0.  Hey everybody, watch out for SORROW, 
who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing WHEELBARROW like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was RHASKOS, who 
dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with VLAD THE 
INHALER.  DRED got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than 
anxious to kick BLAKSKUL's tail out of the throne!  It's a proud day for the DARK AT 
HEART stable, as their warrior, DRED, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a 
day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid OMINOUS REIGN, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch COSMIC FREAK OUT's act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from OMINOUS REIGN.  And who is this 
DRAGON ASP you ask, with 7 points and a 1-4-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  
In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, HELRAZOR went after DOILY, who was 
higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, HELRAZOR was subdued by DOILY.  
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL of DEVIATION had better have a good reason for challenging down 
12 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL showed great 
skill and promise when he overcame WALLI WEEBLE.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to GWENHYVAR for revenging the death of hers 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding SEGOVAX a bit of dirt).  Ask not the elves 
for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRED 6970                    18  16  3   139       DARK AT HEART (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036        16   8  3   125       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197    11   3  0   113       DEVIATION (593)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                27  21  2   112       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-PANAMA RED 7073              12   5  0   104       420 B.C. (594)
 RED HOUSE 7103               10   7  0   103       THE BLUES (601)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109    10   9  1   100       DEVIATION (593)
 DOILY 6298                   12   7  1    98       HOLY LEGION (547)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              16  14  1    96       TOOL SHED (592)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATWAMBA 7118                12  10  0    93       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            24  18  0    90       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRASS SEED 6923              15  16  0    90       TOOL SHED (592)
 MITER BOX 6961               17  11  0    89       TOOL SHED (592)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              15  10  2    89       KANO CLAN (106)
-NANNERPUSS 7042              15   6  3    85       420 B.C. (594)
 DESPAIR 7001                 15  19  3    77       DARK AT HEART (586)
-GANGOL 6793                  13  13  0    77       GREDAN (583)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   5  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             15   7  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             10   9  2    71       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 KADOKA 7222                   9   3  0    68       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HARDY 7131                   11   5  0    67       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       5   3  0    66       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 HELRAZOR 7120                14   7  0    64       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 8   8  0    64       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 ACHERON 7179                  8   5  1    61       DARK AT HEART (586)
-BRUNO SQUALL 7017            14  17  0    59       THE RED BLADES (578)
-SILVER HAZE 6940             12  11  0    59       420 B.C. (594)
 KIPLING 7083                 13  11  0    57       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 CRIXUS 7100                  10  12  0    57       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790       10  11  1    56       GREDAN (583)
-FEYTALONY 6909                9   6  0    56       GREDAN (583)
 DAGAN 7201                    9   5  0    55       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-MILINA 6794                  10  11  3    54       GREDAN (583)
-KNUCKLES 7096                 7   4  0    54       420 B.C. (594)
 PIETROS 7137                 12   8  0    53       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-TIMOTH 7328                  11  12  4    53       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     10   8  0    52       DEVIATION (593)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         7   6  0    52       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129           10  11  0    51       DEVIATION (593)
 PLAGUE 7091                   9  14  0    50       DARK AT HEART (586)
 RAZE 7227                     7   4  0    47       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SORROW 7257                   3   3  0    47       DARK AT HEART (586)
 HIPPY LOVE 7253               5   3  1    46       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 GWENHYVAR 7305                4   1  1    44       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 BLAH4 7287                    4   2  1    43       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-LENNY SPARK 7160              7   7  0    40       THE RED BLADES (578)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              8   6  0    38       TOOL SHED (592)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             4   3  0    38       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-THAR 7347                     3   0  1    37       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 CC RIDER 7270                 4   3  1    36       THE BLUES (601)
-MUSUBU KIN 7143               9   8  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      5   1  0    34       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEATHER 7178                  6   7  1    33       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MAN-O-WAR 7313                5   5  0    33       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 BIX 7134                      5  10  0    33       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-COLONEL ANGUS 7255            5   1  0    32       420 B.C. (594)
 MAPLE 7301                    4   1  2    32       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 FADE TO BLAK 7266             4   3  0    31       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RHASKOS 7221                  6   6  0    30       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CELINE 7148                   7   6  0    29       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 INSPIRE 7219                  7   5  0    28       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 SALINGER 7180                 7   5  1    27       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                3   3  2    27       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XIAN LIN 7204                 5   4  1    26       KANO CLAN (106)
 COLD SHOT 7282                2   4  0    26       THE BLUES (601)
 BELL 7258                     5   2  0    25       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PRISCUS 7263                  4   2  0    24       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-FISH 7279                     3   2  1    24       THE BOWLS (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRESCENS 7261                 5   1  0    23       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-CHARITY SPRINGS 7302          2   2  0    22       THE RED BLADES (578)
-MANUTE JR. 7299               2   0  0    20       THE BOWLS (610)
 MURGATROYD 7236               3   6  0    19       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  3   6  1    17       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-WISDOM 6534                   2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
 CLASH 6552                    2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
 SPOONFUL 7346                 2   1  0    16       THE BLUES (601)
 BOOM BOOM 7237                3   4  0    15       THE BLUES (601)
 SMURF LIGHTNING 7284          4   2  0    14       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 RUTUBA 7265                   3   3  1    14       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 TITUS 7264                    3   3  0    12       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 TISSUE 6600                   0   2  0    12       HOLY LEGION (547)
 TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241          2   0  0    11       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 MUMRA SUSPENDERS 7358         1   0  0    11       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 KITTEN 6593                   2   0  0    10       HOLY LEGION (547)
 PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            1   1  0    10       TOOL SHED (592)
 PANTHRO TANKTOP 7242          1   1  0    10       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 HELLER 7355                   1   1  1     8       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 DRAGON ASP 7297               1   4  0     7       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BOB SCRATCHIT 7367            1   0  0     6       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-LAVERN TEMPLE 7359            1   0  0     6       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MR HAND 7356                  0   2  0     2       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BOUDREAUX 7349                0   2  0     2       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 THIBODEAUX 7350               0   2  0     2       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-BULOUS 7354                   0   1  0     1       THE BOWLS (610)
 BRUNHILDA 7365                0   1  0     1       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MALOYF 7368                   0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-DUST 7353                     0   1  0     1       THE BOWLS (610)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANITA PHIXX 7214        5  5 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 676   
EVOLUTIONARY WAR 7366   0  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     BLACK ORC             679  NONE
PAIN GWEN 7213         11  1 2 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 678   
SAIF'T P'TROLL 7348     1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     RUTUBA 7265           678   
SHOG 7145               5  7 1 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 HIPPY LOVE 7253       676  REVENGED
HASH BROWNIE 7303       2  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 CC RIDER 7270         677  REVENGED
BOZO T CLOWN 7306       1  2 0 DARK OVERLORDS 612   SEGOVAX 7238          678  JUST REVENGED
CHABON 7095             7 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        678   
SIMENON 7285            1  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        677   
NO THANKS 7369          0  1 0 MORE COWBELL 611     STONE GOLEM           679  NONE
NOPE 7371               0  1 0 MORE COWBELL 611     SHEWISH GIANT         679  NONE
FROOT 7278              1  3 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            677   
SHEVIK 7298             1  1 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            678   
SQUIGGY CROW 7230       4  5 1 THE RED BLADES 578   SALINGER 7180         677  REVENGED
WILYKAT SWEATER 7243    0  2 0 THUNDERCAT CLOSE 606 HELLER 7355           679   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maple -- It looks like you are single-handedly re-making my Sunset roster.  I'll give
you another chance this turn, if my gladiators make it to the arena in time for this
turn's fights!  Just promise to talk to the RUGS and ask them to send me decent
replacements if you're going to keep killing them. -- Froot E. Bowl

Thar -- Nice Challenge!  Not much chance of success for me in that one. -- Fish

Murgatroyd -- I'm sure this wasn't quite the random matchup you were looking for, it
looked like a very close fight. -- Manute Jr.

Dragon Asp -- Basically it was two exhausted gladiators duking it out in the end...
you got the last shot in.  Might have been a little different if I had my will
trained before this fight, but I'm sure we'll get another chance to find out
sometime.  Good one! -- Dust

Lavern Temple -- Not quite sure how you got the jump on me, but that was a good
one... at least I got a few skills out of the deal. -- Bulous

Nannerpuss -- After sitting out so many turns, I had a lot of pent up energy for that
fight! -- Level of Malevolence

Walli Weeble -- You weebled and you wobbled and you DID fall down!!  Fah lah lah lah 
lahhhhhh.... -- Tistheseasontobelethal

Pietros -- A happy man I was when I saw you standing in front of me... and then lying
down two minutes later! -- My Sword and Savior

Blah4 -- Your name sums up my 20 fight performance to date! -- Hoosier Daddy

Kipling -- Well done, young rudyard.... not much I could do there. -- Dirtywork
Scapegoat

Ben -- Condolences on your loss there... that was painful to see in the NL. -- Marma
Duke

RSI -- Could I get a list of the arena managers posted please.  Thank you. -- Archelf

420 B.C. (594)           Bubba Ganoosh     KANO CLAN (106)          Doc Miracle/Kano
BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       Gentleben         LITERATE LOONS (538)     Sherman
BLOOD AND SAND (600)     Deep Thought      LUDUS MAGNUS (608)       
CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)   The Cajun         MORE COWBELL (611)       Scruffy Puff?
COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   Floyd             NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      Nomad
D.A. REJECTS (279)       ?                 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      Archaic Elf
DARK AT HEART (586)      ?                 SAUCY MONASTERY (487)    Saucy Jack
DARK OVERLORDS (612)     ?                 THE BLUES (601)          Buri
DEVIATION (593)          Marma Duke        THE BOWLS (610)          Froot E. Bowl
GREDAN (583)             The Plansman      THE RED BLADES (578)     Bill the Bard
GRIM FANDANGO (454)      Stik              THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)  Storm Lord
HOLY LEGION (547)        Seraphim          TOMBSTONE (438)          Howlin' Wolf
                         TOOL SHED (592)          Leprechaun

     This is what I've got.  Corrections or additions would be appreciated. -- the
     Editor

Boom Boom -- Not this time around.  That went rather well. -- Inspire

Celine -- Good fight. -- Feather

Cold Shot -- Close, and your record does not reflect your skill, it seems. -- Bell

Shevik -- Ouch!  That was a surprise. -- Maple

Tygra Zoot Suit -- You had me staring at your stripes.  Sadly, I was parrying in sesp
for some odd reason. -- Mr Hand

DM Blakskul -- You're a persistant little ratingless basher, now aren't you? -- All
of the living Ben's Bazaar

I Smoked What!?! -- I have no idea what you're smokin', but it must be killer. --
Painfree Gwen, for ever

Rutuba -- Now, doesn't that beat all?  Damn. -- Saif't P'troll, the dead

Sorrow -- See, I told you you looked good in our first fight. -- Smurf Lightning

Musubu Kin -- Mr Ben likes you, you gives us wins.  Thanks. -- Aunt Tilla-The Nun

Dust -- Thank you for letting me win, you may have saved my life. -- Dragon Asp

All -- Two teams with 3 kills in the 3 turns, got ta love it even when you're a part
of both their kills. -- Ben's Bazaar

Stik -- Oh, goody!  Another one of you unprincipled little greasy punks to pay back
for down-challenging. -- Xian Lin

All of you mindless ones, you know exactly who.  I don't even know why I've tolerated
any of you filthy little snot-ridden punk juveniles for this long.  I'm exasperated
with the infinitely dense mentality of you infantiles.  There can be no doubt about
the impossibility to reason with abject morons.  Sunset forever!! -- Doc Miracle,
manager for the Kano Clan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EVOLUTIONARY WARRIOR was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO THANKS was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NOPE was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GWENHYVAR demolished SEGOVAX in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! bested LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL devastated WALLI WEEBLE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DRED devastated BLAKSKUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
HELRAZOR was overpowered by DOILY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
REDUVIUS was vanquished by MITER BOX in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAN-O-WAR lost to HIPPY LOVE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN overpowered RAZE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLAH4 was overcome by CRIXUS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
VLAD THE INHALER overpowered RHASKOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT overcame BELL in a exciting 5 minute Challenge contest.
SORROW demolished WHEELBARROW in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge brawl.
XIAN LIN slimly lost to GITCHIGOOMIE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BOOM BOOM was vanquished by FADE TO BLAK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MURGATROYD overcame TITUS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BIX devastated INSPIRE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PANTHRO TANKTOP savagely defeated DRAGON ASP in a 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
THIBODEAUX was overpowered by PRISCUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WILYKAT SWEATER was viciously butchered by HELLER in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
RED HOUSE defeated GRASS SEED in a popular 1 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
LUPUS MAJOR was vanquished by SLEDGEHEAD in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
MOSHI HARU overpowered DAGAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BATWAMBA overpowered DESPAIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KADOKA savagely defeated PLAGUE in a 3 minute gory duel.
HARDY outlasted MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a 8 minute gruesome match.
HOOSIER DADDY overpowered CELINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PIETROS overpowered TRIUMPHUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
ACHERON vanquished SALINGER in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
KIPLING won victory over FEATHER in a 2 minute gory fray.
MAPLE overpowered TISSUE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CC RIDER overpowered CLASH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CRESCENS narrowly defeated PHILLIPS HEAD in a 2 minute brutal fray.
SPOONFUL outwaited SMURF LIGHTNING in a slow 14 minute duel.
RUTUBA was bested by COLD SHOT in a exciting 1 minute bloody battle.
TYGRA ZOOT SUIT beat BOUDREAUX in a 2 minute novice's fray.
KITTEN subdued MR HAND in a 2 minute amateur's match.
BOB SCRATCHIT savagely defeated BRUNHILDA in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
MALOYF was vanquished by MUMRA SUSPENDERS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  23 -  4      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  38 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  39 -  4      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        52 -  53 -  3      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   69 -  74 -  7      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     39 -  42 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  79 -  6      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  43 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  28 -  0      35  |

Turn 679 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:

WALL OF STEEL      5 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DRED 6970                  18  16  3  139 DARK AT HEART (586)
WALL OF STEEL    I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036      16   8  3  125 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
AIMED BLOW       TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197  11   3  0  113 DEVIATION (593)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              27  21  2  112 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOUSE 7103             10   7  0  103 THE BLUES (601)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          24  18  0   90 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             17  11  0   89 TOOL SHED (592)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            15  10  2   89 KANO CLAN (106)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              14   7  0   64 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRASS SEED 6923.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELL 7258.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109, 
SORROW 7257, KADOKA 7222, FEATHER 7178, BOB SCRATCHIT 7367, TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 
7197, DRED 6970, DOILY 6298, CRIXUS 7100, and FADE TO BLAK 7266.

The least popular fighter this week was SMURF LIGHTNING 7284.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPOONFUL 7346, MALOYF 7368, RUTUBA 7265, CLASH 6552, TISSUE 
6600, CELINE 7148, HARDY 7131, DESPAIR 7001, DAGAN 7201, and LUPUS MAJOR 7146.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DRED (21-6970) DARK AT HEART (586)

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All is 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat darker 
before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and spirited.  
The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying warrior.  Even 
at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three surviving 
gladiators in each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters Games.  Any 
special training required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters 
combat will be conducted before transfer into A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior could be yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RONIN 1569 (102-79-1)                  1  4  0         WAYSIDE ELITE        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE PHANTOM 1447 (53-43-3)             2  3  0         THEM                 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIDEWINDER 6883 (28-17-1)              3  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932 (25-8-1)          4  3  0         DEVIATION            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922 (16-11-0)         6  3  0         MUSCLE MEN           
DRED 6970 (15-16-3)                    1  3  0         DARK AT HEART        
BLACK GOLD 3886 (14-5-3)               0  2  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
DESPAIR 7001 (15-16-3)                 0  2  0         DARK AT HEART        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZOLDIVAR 6791 (16-7-0)                 9  3  0         GREDAN               
GANGOL 6793 (11-13-0)                  0  2  0         GREDAN               
JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790 (9-10-1)        0  2  0         GREDAN               
MILINA 6794 (9-10-3)                   0  2  0         GREDAN               
PLAGUE 7091 (8-12-0)                   0  2  0         DARK AT HEART        
SLEDGEHEAD 6956 (14-14-1)              0  2  0         TOOL SHED            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109 (9-8-1)      5  3  1         DEVIATION            
RED HOUSE 7103 (9-5-0)                 5  3  0         THE BLUES            
HELRAZOR 7120 (12-6-0)                 1  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
FEYTALONY 6909 (8-5-0)                 0  2  0         GREDAN               
HARDY 7131 (9-5-0)                     0  2  0         CAJUN APOCALYPSE     
REDUVIUS 7132 (7-7-0)                  0  2  0         CAJUN APOCALYPSE     
SLIM 7144 (8-7-0)                      0  1  0  DEAD   OMINOUS REIGN        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ACHERON 7179 (5-5-1)                   4  3  0         DARK AT HEART        
FEATHER 7178 (5-5-1)                   1  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
INSPIRE 7219 (5-4-0)                   0  2  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
RAZE 7227 (5-3-0)                      0  2  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
WISDOM 6534 (2-3-0)                    0  2  0         HOLY LEGION          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GITCHIGOOMIE 7251 (2-2-0)              8  3  1         NOMADIC TRIBE        
BELL 7258 (3-1-0)                      4  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
CC RIDER 7270 (2-2-0)                  4  3  0         THE BLUES            
COLONEL ANGUS 7255 (4-0-0)             4  3  0         420 B.C.             
COLD SHOT 7282 (1-2-0)                 3  3  0         THE BLUES            
FROOT 7278 (1-2-0)                     3  3  0         THE BOWLS            
FISH 7279 (2-1-1)                      1  3  0         THE BOWLS            
BOOM BOOM 7237 (3-1-0)                 0  2  0         THE BLUES            
SORROW 7257 (1-2-0)                    0  2  0         DARK AT HEART        
TISSUE 6600 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         HOLY LEGION          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GREEN 7162 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS'     
HONEY BADGER 7295 (0-0-0)              5  3  1         MORE COWBELL         
AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD 7293 (0-0-0)        4  3  0         MORE COWBELL         
SHEVIK 7298 (0-0-0)                    4  3  2         THE BOWLS            
MANUTE JR. 7299 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         THE BOWLS            
SPOONFUL 7346 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         THE BLUES            
LION-O KHAKIS 7240 (0-0-0)             1  1  1  DEAD   THUNDERCAT CLOSET    
BOX BO 7161 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS'     
PHILLIPS HEAD 7269 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         TOOL SHED            
BIX 7165 (0-0-0)                       0  2  0         PHILANTHROPISTS'     
FRANCES BEAN 7296 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         MORE COWBELL         
JOHNNY RINGO 7288 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         TOMBSTONE            
KITTEN 6593 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         HOLY LEGION          
TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         THUNDERCAT CLOSET    

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK FLAMINGO 4510 (10-6-0)          11  3  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
GREEN KING 5183 (3-2-0)                3  3  0         REAL BEER            
FESTERING WOUND 4507 (7-8-0)           1  3  0         SCRAGITARIOUS        
SPECKLED HEN 5053 (14-6-0)             0  2  0         REAL BEER            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FATHOM JUMPER 6737 (14-2-4)           13  2  2         SEA DOGS             
CHUNKY MONKEY 6977 (9-6-2)             1  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
SPIGOT 6925 (12-1-0)                   1  3  0         TOOL SHED            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHROUD 6688 (6-1-0)                    5  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
MANNISH BOY 7124 (4-2-0)               3  3  0         THE BLUES            
GRIZZLY 5380 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         REAL BEER            
SUN KING 6680 (2-1-1)                  2  3  1         GRIM FANDANGO        
DOC HOLLIDAY 4958 (1-0-0)              1  3  0         TOMBSTONE            
SPARTACUS 7101 (10-2-0)                1  3  0         BLOOD AND SAND       
KARAMEL SUTRA 6989 (5-0-0)             0  2  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
PURPLE MAGIC 7041 (3-7-0)              0  2  0         420 B.C.             
THE DRILL 6951 (5-3-0)                 0  2  0         TOOL SHED            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAND OF HYPOCRISY 6931 (2-1-1)         5  3  0         DEVIATION            
CANNIBAL ANIMAL 7007 (3-1-0)           3  3  0         DEVIATION            
ORWELL 7086 (6-4-0)                    3  3  0         LITERATE LOONS       
FELTHOS 6845 (3-1-0)                   2  3  0         GREDAN               
PLAIN JAIN 6744 (2-3-1)                1  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
THULSA DOOM 7321 (1-6-0)               1  3  0         DARK OVERLORDS       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARD OF GLASS 6639 (0-0-0)            4  3  0  DEAD   FURIOUS              
DEATH 6822 (1-2-0)                     0  2  0         DARK AT HEART        
SNOW WHITE 6937 (2-2-1)                0  2  0         420 B.C.             
SONG LI 5718 (3-2-0)                   0  2  0  DEAD   SAUCY MONASTERY