DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2014    Duedate: 05/27/2014

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-743

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MONTEREY JACK
ALL JACKED UP II (616)
(21-7831) [13-7-3,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMITHWICK                      WALTER PAYTON
REAL BEER (424)                THE GRID IRON (642)
(21-6348) [11-4-2,149]         (21-7952) [6-2-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAME HOSHIRO                   BIRTHDAY BOY
KANO CLAN (106)                BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
(21-7591) [16-26-2,99]         (21-8040) [1-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PACE INVADERS (635)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PACE INVADERS (635)         53
2. REAL BEER (424)             33      REAL BEER (424)
3. MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)     28      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         27
5. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         22      MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CHOIR OF ANGELS (644)      1   0  0  100   1/ 4 PACE INVADERS (635)      10  4 1
 2/ 0 REAL BEER (424)          146  69 11 67.9   2/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 1
 3/ 0 TOON INN (629)            34  17  1 66.7   3/ 3 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    9  6 1
 4/ 2 THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)  49  27  5 64.5   4/ 8*THE GRID IRON (642)       8  6 0
 5/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      582 438 26 57.1   5/ 5 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      8  7 1
 6/ 3*MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)   25  20  2 55.6   6/ 2 THE BLUES (601)           8  7 1
 7/ 6 THE BLUES (601)          191 174  6 52.3   7/ 6*MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)   8  7 0
 8/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      823 752 36 52.3   8/ 9 D.R.I. (536)              7  8 1
 9- 8 LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        44  41  6 51.8   9/ 7 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        7  8 0
10/ 9 D.R.I. (536)             171 163  9 51.2  10/10 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        5 10 0
11/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)     197 203 10 49.3  11/13 KANO CLAN (106)           3  3 0
12/11 ALL JACKED UP II (616)   141 154  9 47.8  12/11 THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)  3  9 0
13/12 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        99 114  8 46.5  13/12 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       3 11 0
14/13 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       304 361 20 45.7  14/ 0 REAL BEER (424)           2  0 0
15/15 KANO CLAN (106)          411 523 24 44.0  15-14 LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        2  3 0
16/16 PACE INVADERS (635)       31  41  5 43.1  16-15*CHOIR OF ANGELS (644)     1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/17*THE GRID IRON (642)       15  23  0 39.5  17/ 0 TOON INN (629)            1  0 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 753): SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): OOZING MY MIND of U PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): THE BELL of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): ALBERT KING of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): GENFUL of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HASTIGHET of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): HAMMER FINGER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): MONTEREY JACK of ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): CARLESS BEAR of DARSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr,)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): MACINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): LEGIONAIRE of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 756): FLAPJACK of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           ATHELAS of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HILLARY of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
               (turn 741): KRAKO of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 742): BARRACUDAFED of ANIMAL PHARM (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 584): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SUNSET, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at NOMADIC TRIBE left the arena dejected, 
after being kicked out of the top spot by PACE INVADERS.  Good show!  He who laughs 
last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe THE BLUES.  Last 
week they got 1-4-0 to drop by 4!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that 
for a perceptive observation?) as THE GRID IRON can attest...  PACE INVADERS posted a 
nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  PACE INVADERS had cause to 
celebrate, after PARK PACE got 22 points by beating LITTLE BOU.  LITTLE BOU certainly 
had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to PARK PACE and losing 18 points 
in the process!  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as GENERAL KILLS of THE 
CEREAL KILLERS met the Duelmaster.  MONTEREY JACK successfully staved off a grab for 
the roses by GENERAL KILLS of THE CEREAL KILLERS.  Does SUNSET have no one talented 
enough to dethrone it?  Word has it one team in SUNSET is using psychics to predict 
wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in SUNSET avoid BLOOD AND SAND.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, D.R.I. scurried away from BLOOD AND SAND.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone 
is famous for fifteen minutes, and SOCRATES OF SHRED is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't D.R.I. proud!  DESIREE challenged AJAX!  Who says MAIDENS 
OF MALICE are just a bunch of wimps!  DESIREE of MAIDENS OF MALICE kept hers wits as 
she beat AJAX.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SUNSET is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid SUNSET 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTEREY JACK 7831           13   7  3   148       ALL JACKED UP II (616)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMITHWICK 6348               11   4  2   149       REAL BEER (424)
-HOEGARDEN 5554               15  14  0   125       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   14   5  2   125       REAL BEER (424)
 SL'S IRONWOOD 7671           25  14  1   103       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MAME HOSHIRO 7591            16  26  2    99       KANO CLAN (106)
-METARU HEI 7058              25  20  0    95       KANO CLAN (106)
 GANNICUS 7897                10   4  0    93       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 JOE MAMA 6771                19  11  0    92       D.R.I. (536)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560           15   7  0    91       REAL BEER (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IXION 7741                   16  13  0    89       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 GENERAL KILLS 7613           10   2  0    88       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
 BUILD A BARD 7764            17  14  0    83       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451       19  19  1    80       D.R.I. (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAKMOON 7790                11  15  0    78       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PACEBALL 2 7855               8   5  3    72       PACE INVADERS (635)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATTILA THE BUM 7987           5   2  1    66       D.R.I. (536)
 JUKE 7932                     7   2  0    65       THE BLUES (601)
 TARUM 7852                    8   6  0    64       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-TRIUMPHUS 7262                7  10  3    64       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 LOYD 7739                    11  14  0    59       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 IOVIS 7799                   12  13  1    58       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 PACE VENTURA 7747             8   7  0    57       PACE INVADERS (635)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALTER PAYTON 7952            6   2  0    54       THE GRID IRON (642)
 PARK PACE 7919                6   3  0    53       PACE INVADERS (635)
 THE LEVEE 7938                6   3  0    52       THE BLUES (601)
 DESIREE 7961                  7   2  0    50       MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)
 ITSY-BITSY GIANT 8000         3   3  1    47       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HIJACK 7806                  10  13  1    46       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 BRUTALFUL 7963                5   4  0    44       MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)
 JACK SABBATH 7891             8   5  1    42       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 UNODOS PACE 7958              5   3  0    41       PACE INVADERS (635)
-CRESCENS 7261                11   6  1    40       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 AJAX 7996                     5   1  0    40       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 CHICKENHAWK 7679              3   1  0    40       TOON INN (629)
 TOTAL 7612                    9   8  0    39       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
 CHEATIES 7908                 8   4  2    39       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
 ESME 8024                     3   1  0    38       MAIDENS OF MALICE (643)
-PRISCUS 7263                  8   9  1    35       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 JOHN WAYNE GACY 7988          3   4  0    34       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THRAEY 7515                   4   2  0    32       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 LITTLE BOU 7929               6   4  0    31       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BERIOS BURNING 7953           6   3  1    30       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VATICAN VIKING 7992           4   2  0    30       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MEISHI NIBAN 7727             3   5  0    27       KANO CLAN (106)
 KELVIN 7913                   3   5  0    26       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-UNDERDOG 7646                 7   3  0    24       TOON INN (629)
 THEOKOLES 8001                4   2  0    24       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BART STARR 7979               3   4  0    24       THE GRID IRON (642)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUNT JACKULA 8030            2   2  0    23       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 HALBARAD 8012                 3   2  0    20       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MUDSLIDE 7921                 4   3  0    19       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 JOE NAMATH 8031               2   1  0    19       THE GRID IRON (642)
-TERRY BRADSHAW 8022           2   0  0    18       THE GRID IRON (642)
 CHIMAY 7916                   1   0  0    18       REAL BEER (424)
 RED ROOSTER 7968              4   4  0    16       THE BLUES (601)
 MONTREUX 8026                 2   2  0    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BIRTHDAY BOY 8040             1   1  0    14       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 O J SIMPSON 7951              2   6  0    13       THE GRID IRON (642)
 MASTODONNA 8048               1   0  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PET ROCK 8020                 2   3  0    12       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 -10 ATTACK 7906               0  12  0    12       D.R.I. (536)
 DURO 8002                     2   4  1    11       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-PAEGNIARIUS 7647              2   2  0    11       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 PACESON VOORHEES 8045         1   0  1    11       PACE INVADERS (635)
 STRANGE BREW 8015             2   3  1    10       THE BLUES (601)
-CONQUEST 8008                 1   0  0    10       CHOIR OF ANGELS (644)
-TOM SLICK 7710                2   3  0     9       TOON INN (629)
 PUNKSURE 8032                 0   3  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENNY 8044                    1   1  0     6       THE BLUES (601)
 PINATA BOY 8041               0   2  0     2       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A LIMP PEON 7983        2  2 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     BERIOS BURNING 7953   740  REVENGED
JEDI MIME TRICK 7993    2  2 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     STRANGE BREW 8015     741  REVENGED
LOVER BOY 8042          0  2 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     BANDIT PRINCE         743  NONE
CAYUGA 8047             0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    PACESON VOORHEES 8045 743   
EWWW 8046               0  1 0 MAIDENS OF MALIC 643 MR. TWISTER           743  NONE
FIONA 7962              5  4 1 MAIDENS OF MALIC 643 BLACK ORC             743  NONE
BLUE ON BLACK 8036      0  1 0 THE BLUES 601        DURO 8002             741  REVENGED
CANNED HEAT 8016        0  2 0 THE BLUES 601        JEDI MIME TRICK 7993  740  REVENGED
KILLOGG'S 7614         11  4 0 THE CEREAL KILLE 627 MONTEREY JACK 7831    741   
SHREDDED KNEES 7615     8  8 1 THE CEREAL KILLE 627 ATTILA THE BUM 7987   742   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Okay, that's enough of THAT crap.  No ads at all, that is!  Let's look alive,
managers of Sunset! -- Stik

Choir of Angels -- Welcome to Sunset!  Hoping you field more than one warrior and
aren't just tourney timing.  Stick around a while, we grow on you!  First round's on
us at the Broken Bone tonight! -- Grim Fandango

Nomadic Tribesmen -- Nice 3-turn there!  We are at the opposite end, unfortunately.
Been there way too much lately.  Hoping some new blood can turn things around! --
Grim Fandango

DM Monterey Jack -- Nice column!  The ladies do love a guy who can swing a big
"Stik"!  We haven't forgotten the death of, ah, whatshisname, either.  Just can't do
much about it at the moment.  You seem to not be slowing down at all.  Best of luck
getting to the Isle! -- Grim Fandangoites

Gannicus -- That was revolting, like much of the rest of my D2 career thus far... --
Blakmoon

-10 Attack -- Phew! (pant, pant, heave, pant)  That was close! -- Montreux

Paegniarius -- I'd like another crack at that in the near future, Sir. -- Punksure

Congrats to our one Sunset Tourney Victor, Surly Deckhand.  We all live vicariously
thru you! -- G.F.

Ben -- Congrats on cracking 300 wins! -- Stik

DM Monterey Jack With The Big Stick -- He who carries the big stick pays the tab....
Congrats on retaining the throne. -- Ben's Bazaar

theDarkOne and your Choir of Angels -- Welcome to Sunset.  I hope you stick around a
while and I also hope that you fight more than just tourney timing. -- Gentleben, mgr
Ben's Bazaar

Strange Brew -- A tasty brew. -- Vatican Viking

Socrates of Shred -- Quite an interesting fight, my friend. -- Build a Bard

Terry Bradshaw -- Sadly you are the only pud that I am to fight here, I am off to the
dark place. -- Lover Boy

Esme -- Damn you, son!  This is MY party! -- Birhday Boy

Conquest -- You have won this time, I will be back! -- Pinata Boy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FIONA was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOVER BOY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
EWWW was easily killed by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
GENERAL KILLS was vanquished by MONTEREY JACK in a 1 minute Bloodfeud Title brawl.
CHEATIES was overpowered by ATTILA THE BUM in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
TARUM was bested by SOCRATES OF SHRED in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge duel.
WALTER PAYTON was overpowered by BLAKMOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE LEVEE was overpowered by BUILD A BARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BRUTALFUL was vanquished by PACEBALL 2 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PARK PACE vanquished LITTLE BOU in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BART STARR was beaten by HIJACK in a popular 1 minute Challenge melee.
UNODOS PACE defeated TOTAL in a exciting 2 minute Challenge match.
ITSY-BITSY GIANT devastated THEOKOLES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DESIREE luckily beat AJAX in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge match.
DURO was handily defeated by JOHN WAYNE GACY in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
HALBARAD won victory over RED ROOSTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
BERIOS BURNING won victory over KELVIN in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fray.
BIRTHDAY BOY viciously subdued -10 ATTACK in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
PINATA BOY was narrowly defeated by PET ROCK in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
SL'S IRONWOOD unbelievably bested MAME HOSHIRO in a 6 minute veteran's contest.
JOE MAMA was demolished by SMITHWICK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
IXION vanquished PACE VENTURA in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
GANNICUS overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
IOVIS overpowered VATICAN VIKING in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
LOYD overpowered COUNT JACKULA in a 1 minute uneven match.
JACK SABBATH was overpowered by JUKE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ESME overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome bout.
MUDSLIDE was overpowered by MEISHI NIBAN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
CHICKENHAWK handily defeated MONTREUX in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
O J SIMPSON defeated PUNKSURE in a 1 minute fight.
STRANGE BREW was overpowered by CHIMAY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JOE NAMATH viciously subdued LENNY in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's match.
PACESON VOORHEES assassinated CAYUGA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided struggle.
MASTODONNA devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        72 -  60 -  7      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  29 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  23 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  42 -  2      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  56 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  49 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  26 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  48 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  19 -  1      34  |

Turn 743 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        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  8         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  2     AIMED BLOW         4 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MONTEREY JACK 7831         13   7  3  148 ALL JACKED UP II (616)
STRIKING ATTACK  SMITHWICK 6348             11   4  2  149 REAL BEER (424)
TOTAL PARRY      SL'S IRONWOOD 7671         25  14  1  103 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   GANNICUS 7897              10   4  0   93 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
AIMED BLOW       IXION 7741                 16  13  0   89 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
WALL OF STEEL    BUILD A BARD 7764          17  14  0   83 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
PARRY-STRIKE     PACEBALL 2 7855             8   5  3   72 PACE INVADERS (635)
SLASHING ATTACK  TARUM 7852                  8   6  0   64 RANDOM CHAOS (622)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAME HOSHIRO 7591.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BIRTHDAY BOY 8040.  The ten other most popular fighters were AJAX 7996, 
KELVIN 7913, MAME HOSHIRO 7591, -10 ATTACK 7906, UNODOS PACE 7958, HIJACK 7806, ESME 
8024, JOE NAMATH 8031, SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451, and GANNICUS 7897.

The least popular fighter this week was CAYUGA 8047.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LENNY 8044, STRANGE BREW 8015, PUNKSURE 8032, MONTREUX 8026, MUDSLIDE 
7921, JACK SABBATH 7891, COUNT JACKULA 8030, VATICAN VIKING 7992, SL'S IRONWOOD 7671, 
and DURO 8002.

                        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!