DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2011    Duedate: 12/14/2011

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-673

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VINEGAR
WRESTLING (501)
(24-4943) [19-10-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VINEGAR                        HARRY DRESDEN
WRESTLING (501)                DRESDEN FILES (495)
(24-4943) [19-10-0,91]         (24-4864) [7-1-0,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARRON POOLE                   HARRY DRESDEN
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            DRESDEN FILES (495)
(24-4914) [18-22-0,76]         (24-4864) [7-1-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRESTLING (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRESTLING (501)             34
2. DISASTER (497)              22      WRESTLING (501)
3. C.L.C. (13)                 13      Unchartered Team
4. DRESDEN FILES (495)          6
5. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         -3      C.L.C. (13)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*C.L.C. (13)                1   0  0  100   1/ 1 WRESTLING (501)          12  0 0
 2/ 0*DRESDEN FILES (495)        7   1  0 87.5   2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       3 12 0
 3/ 2 WRESTLING (501)           84  43  1 66.1   3/ 0*C.L.C. (13)               1  0 0
 4/ 0 DISASTER (497)            99  54 11 64.7   4/ 0*DRESDEN FILES (495)       1  0 0
 5/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      857 887 26 49.1   5/ 0 DISASTER (497)            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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 685): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): LUG NUT of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 672): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 630): EARTH of CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 627): UBBA-SATHLA of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 513): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 570): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 685): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 672): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 630): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 627): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): JADE WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 513): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 570): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 669): KORINE ORLES of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 668): GILGAMESH IDON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 626): ENGLISH BULLDOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 617): MILDRED LEONA of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                             EARL of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZORPUNT games.  OLYMPIC caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE and was awarded 
22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HARRY DRESDEN put 
down TARANA STONE, causing her to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Not 
for nothing has VINEGAR in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZORPUNT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter SKY IS 
FALLING (2-0-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINEGAR 4943                 19  10  0    91       WRESTLING (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLYMPIC 4958                 12   5  0    81       WRESTLING (501)
 DARRON POOLE 4914            18  22  0    76       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 HARRY DRESDEN 4864            7   1  0    68       DRESDEN FILES (495)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINGWORM 4959                11   6  0    62       WRESTLING (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WWC 4996                      6   1  0    56       WRESTLING (501)
 TARANA STONE 4963             7   9  1    39       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 DONNY POOLE 4956              7  16  0    37       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIZZARD 4960                 2   1  1    32       DISASTER (497)
 JOBERT DONNER 4964            6  10  0    28       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 DELBERT MOONE 4998            3   3  0    24       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEVEE BREACH 4970             3   1  0    22       DISASTER (497)
-EPIDEMIC 4987                 2   2  0    19       DISASTER (497)
 PHILL 75                      1   0  0    13       C.L.C. (13)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OBAMA 4999              0  1 0 DISASTER 497         ARENAMASTER KAI       673  NONE
SKY IS FALLING 4989     2  1 0 DISASTER 497         MOUNTAIN TROLL        673  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vinegar -- Cheese louise!  I can't BELIEVE the Khalhums Dwarf complained to you!  The
nerve of that guy!  I beat him fair and square....  And you beat me fair and square.
Drat. -- Darron Poole

WWC -- There was no reason to take that overly outraged stance, I was just, um,
checking your conditioning.  I don't like... things too... greasy. -- Jobert Donner

Ringworm -- If you kept CLEAN, you might not have this problem. -- Tarana Stone,
trying to maintain her distance

Olympic -- Is there anyone here but you guys (and gals) and us? -- Donny Poole
P.S.  Yeah, I know I could look.  I'm afraid to, okay?

The Embezzling Scribe is pretty much a bah-humbug deal. -- Delbert Moone
P.S.  But a win, even so.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKY IS FALLING was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
OBAMA was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KAI in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
VINEGAR subdued DARRON POOLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Title fight.
HARRY DRESDEN devastated TARANA STONE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
OLYMPIC devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
RINGWORM overpowered DONNY POOLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WWC devastated DELBERT MOONE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JOBERT DONNER was viciously subdued by BLIZZARD in a action packed 1 minute melee.
PHILL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   6 -  0      76  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        18 -  22 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 673 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VINEGAR 4943               19  10  0   91 WRESTLING (501)
STRIKING ATTACK  OLYMPIC 4958               12   5  0   81 WRESTLING (501)
SLASHING ATTACK  RINGWORM 4959              11   6  0   62 WRESTLING (501)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARRON POOLE 4914.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HARRY DRESDEN 4864.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLIZZARD 4960, 
VINEGAR 4943, OLYMPIC 4958, DARRON POOLE 4914, RINGWORM 4959, WWC 4996, PHILL 75, 
JOBERT DONNER 4964, SKY IS FALLING 4989, and OBAMA 4999.

The least popular fighter this week was DELBERT MOONE 4998.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DONNY POOLE 4956, TARANA STONE 4963, OBAMA 4999, SKY IS FALLING 
4989, JOBERT DONNER 4964, PHILL 75, WWC 4996, RINGWORM 4959, DARRON POOLE 4914, and 
OLYMPIC 4958.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (135-104-3)        13  2  0         DOH!                 
TRUMP 4359 (123-136-2)                 2  3  0         BAD HAND             

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (109-109-0)     8  3  0         DIABLO ALSO          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILD FIRE 4880 (31-9-4)                5  3  0         DISASTER             
PAUL WIEDORFER 4876 (46-13-1)          1  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR J4    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POOP SLINGER 4478 (12-3-0)             0  2  0         LOOK OUT!!           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EX-GIRLFRIEND 4618 (8-1-0)             5  3  0         LOOK OUT!!           
HARRY DRESDEN 4864 (6-1-0)             4  3  0         DRESDEN FILES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOAKI 4948 (2-1-0)                     6  3  1         PHILANTHROPISTS 80   
BLIZZARD 4960 (1-1-1)                  5  3  0         DISASTER             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCENARIO 4994 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         TRIBE                
WHAT? 4991 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         TRIBE                

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASHAR 2480 (6-2-0)                     5  3  0         SILVER BLADES        

                        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!