Date   : 05/06/2010    Duedate: 05/19/2010


DM-24    TURN-633

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4885) [10-3-1,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader


Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TCHACK LOY                     MOHAWK JOE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            PIRATE'S COVE (498)
(24-4856) [16-33-1,82]         (24-4896) [8-7-1,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIRATE'S COVE (498)         31
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)      0      DISASTER (497)
3. DISASTER (497)              -2      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -10
                                       BAD MONKEYS (374)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   37  10  4 78.7   1/ 2 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       9  6 2
 2/ 0 DISASTER (497)            48  21  5 69.6   2/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  7 0
 3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      770 777 22 49.8   3- 3 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   3  1 0
 4/ 3 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       23  36  2 39.0   4/ 0 DISASTER (497)            1  3 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 644): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 629): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 628): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 628): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): 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 644): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 629): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 628): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 628): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): 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  30 IAYE (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, 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.

     Welp, this is what happens when the Sergeants go awol!  Not that I'm
complaining.  Good try, Mohawk Joe, but not good enough.

                                    Tchack Loy

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  PIRATE'S COVE now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Hey everybody, watch out for CAPTAIN BONES, who flew up 12 points in the 
rankings after mashing MORIT KOBUN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was MORIT KOBUN, who dropped 9 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with CAPTAIN BONES.  In front of all the 
crowds, EARTH QUAKE took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  This week 9-3-0 TWISTER was sent to the 
Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of 
this.  TWISTER says to hers dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'STONE 
GOLEM'.  So the gal dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  There's got to be more 
reason for the sending of MUD SLIDE to the Dark Arena than his record (3-2-0).  
Anybody got any ideas DISASTER?  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take 
your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZORPUNT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTH QUAKE 4885             10   3  1    85       DISASTER (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 4 4901               8   2  1    88       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 MOHAWK JOE 4896               8   7  1    85       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 TCHACK LOY 4856              16  33  1    82       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-SERGEANT 3 4903               9   1  1    67       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLIN POOLE 4893             10   6  0    55       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-SERGEANT 2 4900               7   3  2    35       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
-SERGEANT 5 4908               5   1  0    32       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 MORTIS THE FORSAKEN 4897      5  10  0    31       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 CAPTAIN BONES 4898            3  12  0    30       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
-GENERAL 3 4905                5   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 DAVEY JONES 4913              3   2  1    24       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH STROKE 4912             3   2  0    22       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 MODESTA STONE 4910            5   4  0    20       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 MORIT KOBUN 4911              5   2  0    18       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAIL STORM 4891         0  1 0 DISASTER 497         MOUNTAIN TROLL        633  NONE
MUD SLIDE 4907          3  2 0 DISASTER 497         HIGH ELF              633  NONE
TWISTER 4888            9  3 0 DISASTER 497         STONE GOLEM           633  NONE
MELWODE STONE 4909      3  4 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    MOHAWK JOE 4896       631   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A few belated comments--

Sergeant 4 -- Thanks, I needed to give my brain a rest from writing duelmaster's
columns. -- Tchack Loy

Sergeant 3 -- Huh, big one, aren't you? -- Colin Poole

Mohawk Joe -- Damn. -- Ghost of Melwode Stone

Captain Bones -- Surrender or walk the plank! -- Morit Kobun

Davey Jones -- Good boy! -- Modesta Stone

Current comments--

The Fratsfa Slave has restored my self-respect. -- Colin Poole

Mortis the Forsaken -- Listen, boy, when I forsake you, I *mean* it. -- Modesta Stone

Captain Bones -- Not a good day for you. -- Morit Kobun
P.S.  Not a good year for you.

Our congratulats to Wild Fire. -- Jorja and Krill Cavalry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWISTER was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUD SLIDE was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
HAIL STORM was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
TCHACK LOY was devastated by EARTH QUAKE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MOHAWK JOE narrowly defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute bloody competition.
COLIN POOLE vanquished DEATH STROKE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MODESTA STONE was luckily beaten by MORTIS THE FORSAKEN in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
MORIT KOBUN was luckily beaten by CAPTAIN BONES in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
DAVEY JONES vanquished CONVICTED THIEF 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                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  2      72  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 633 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EARTH QUAKE 4885           10   3  1   85 DISASTER (497)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLIN POOLE 4893           10   6  0   55 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TCHACK LOY 4856.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TWISTER 4888.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOHAWK JOE 4896, MORIT 

The least popular fighter this week was DEATH STROKE 4912.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TCHACK LOY 4856, MUD SLIDE 4907, HAIL STORM 4891, DAVEY JONES 
4885, MODESTA STONE 4910, and MORIT KOBUN 4911.

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

WILD FIRE (24-4880) DISASTER (497)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (107-92-2)          6  3  0         DOH!                 

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (99-99-0)      14  3  0         DIABLO ALSO          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEMPUS 1721 (56-58-1)                  3  3  0         SILVER BLADES        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANUEL PEREZ 4759 (50-24-1)            6  3  1         MEDAL OF HONOR A3    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAUL WIEDORFER 4876 (30-4-1)          13  3  1         MEDAL OF HONOR J4    
SLIM SHADY 4370 (19-17-0)              4  3  0         THE MC5              

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILD FIRE 4880 (16-0-3)                6  3  0         DISASTER             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EARTH QUAKE 4885 (9-3-1)               4  3  0         DISASTER             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAIL STORM 4891 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         DISASTER             

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWISTER 4888 (9-2-0)                   1  3  0         DISASTER