Date   : 04/28/2010    Duedate: 05/11/2010


DM-22    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors


MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6746) [14-17-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELDON KREE                     LUGER
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6746) [14-17-0,103]        (22-6790) [5-0-2,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELDON KREE                     JULES
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6746) [14-17-0,103]        (22-6817) [1-0-0,13]


MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         36
2. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         15      MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)        0      Unchartered Team
4. HENPCS (760)               -10
                                       HENPCS (760)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    568 257 22 68.8   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      11  3 0
 2/ 1*HENPCS (760)              20  10  2 66.7   2/ 2*HENPCS (760)              6  9 0
 3/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       18  10  3 64.3   3/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (758)       3  1 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      214 258  4 45.3   4- 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 643): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): CHAWLIE ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 627): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 627): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 625): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): FINALITY of SUPERIOR FORCES 3P (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 643): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 627): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 627): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 625): STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): CHAWLIE ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 627): JILIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 588): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): HARBINGER OF WOE of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's probably some kind of appropriateness that I should take the title on a
fight with M. Chardinee and graduate.  And I'm glad to be leaving, let me tell you!
The echoes in this place are spooky.

                          Chawlie Istta

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SOLVEN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see LUGER win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SWEETNESS 
beat PLUCKED SCRIBE and PLUCKED SCRIBE lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And if variety is the spice of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as CHAWLIE ISTTA 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, SOLVEN?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in SOLVEN to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of SOLVEN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDON KREE 6746              14  17  0   103       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOLLYROT 6780                11   1  0   132       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORLON INTHUR 6794            8   3  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGER 6790                    5   0  2    46       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMBEZZLING HEN 6810           4   2  1    32       HENPCS (760)
 CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811       4   2  0    31       HENPCS (760)
-QUEEN SANDY 6784              2   1  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SWEETNESS 6795                5   0  0    25       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN GUARD 6812            5   1  0    23       HENPCS (760)
 HEN OF DEATH 6814             4   2  0    21       HENPCS (760)
 PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813           3   3  1    15       HENPCS (760)
 JULES 6817                    1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 LYNNIS NALL 6818              1   3  0     6       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HETFIELD 6791           2  3 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    KORGE, SHEWISH G      629  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Who let the Virgional Concubine loose again?  I thought she was supposed to be penned
up somewhere. -- Eldon Kree

Nah, she's been let out into the arena as a punishment. -- Jilian Norman

Embezzling Hen -- If you want to make a success of your day job, you need to work on
your handwriting.  Those chicken scratches won't cut it. -- Gorlon Inthur

Hen of Death -- Yep, still scary. -- Lynnis Nall

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HETFIELD was dealt death by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHAWLIE ISTTA vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
ELDON KREE demolished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
GORLON INTHUR devastated EMBEZZLING HEN in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
CHICKEN GUARD was demolished by LUGER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PLUCKED SCRIBE slimly lost to SWEETNESS in a unpopular 18 minute brutal fight.
CRANKY OLD ROOSTER devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
HEN OF DEATH overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute melee.
LYNNIS NALL lost to JULES in a action packed 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   5 -  1      76  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  2      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 629 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GORLON INTHUR 6794          8   3  0   68 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUGER 6790                  5   0  2   46 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELDON KREE 6746.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JULES 6817.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811, 

The least popular fighter this week was SWEETNESS 6795.  The other ten least popular 

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

CHAWLIE ISTTA (22-6688) MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes