DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2011    Duedate: 12/17/2011

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-670

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONSERVATORY
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
(25-5552) [14-3-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONSERVATORY                   BEETLEJUICE
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         SAY MY NAME (510)
(25-5552) [14-3-1,98]          (25-5583) [5-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE COOK                       THE COOK
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
(25-5514) [21-16-0,93]         (25-5514) [21-16-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAY MY NAME (510)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)   52
2. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)      45      PARKING LOT 3 (506)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      15      Unchartered Team
4. SAY MY NAME (510)            8
5. FUNKY FOLK (469)             8      SAY MY NAME (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SAY MY NAME (510)         14   8  0 63.6   1/ 1*SAY MY NAME (510)         7  6 0
 2/ 2 PARKING LOT 3 (506)       10   8  1 55.6   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)         223 181 26 55.2   3/ 5 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    5  4 1
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   558 538 15 50.9   4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          4  0 0
 5/ 5 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)   144 217  8 39.9   5/ 4 PARKING LOT 3 (506)       2  1 0
 6/ 0*ANDROID DUNGEON 01 (509)   1   4  0 20.0   6/ 0*ANDROID DUNGEON 01 (509)  1  4 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 686): 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 673): 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 631): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 628): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 619): LILA DEANE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): 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 571): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 686): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 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 673): 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 631): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 628): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 619): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 571): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 686): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 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  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LYRATILAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see VINA YANCY win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VINA 
YANCY beat CANDYMAN and CANDYMAN lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as CONSERVATORY takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
LYRATILAN's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  SAY MY NAME was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FUNKY FOLK.  Ha ha ha ha!  VINA YANCY was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  CHESTER 
DALE, a glorious 3-5-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  A 
big yahoo goes out to CONSERVATORY this turn, for revenging GOTTA GET A CLUE's 
bloodfeud against PARKING LOT 3's warrior SHOULDA 8 STEAK.  Heh, heh, heh.  Titanium 
shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of 
weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSERVATORY 5552            14   3  1    98       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBIN STORZ 5521             14   2  0   116       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 THE COOK 5514                21  16  0    93       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOULDA 8 STEAK 5544         10   8  1    77       PARKING LOT 3 (506)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORRIE DRIVER 5566            8   2  1    58       FUNKY FOLK (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARV ELLIS 5561               4   0  0    49       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 VINA YANCY 5575               7   5  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEETLEJUICE 5583              5   1  0    32       SAY MY NAME (510)
 BA'ALZAMON 5580               2   1  0    31       SAY MY NAME (510)
 DAN SINGH 5578                2   0  0    27       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 JOSH LITTLE 5574              7   5  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON 5562                   2   6  1    21       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
 CANDYMAN 5582                 4   2  0    20       SAY MY NAME (510)
-BART ENDA 5585                2   2  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 VOLDEMORT 5579                2   4  0    16       SAY MY NAME (510)
 COMIC BOOK GUY 5571           1   0  0    13       ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (509)
-SAURON 5581                   1   0  0    13       SAY MY NAME (510)
 MELONDIE PRINN 5586           1   4  0     7       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 HUBERT KOMBUN 5587            0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH 5570               0  1 0 ANDROID DUNGEON  509 TALMOR THE TROLL      670  NONE
BUMBLEBEE MAN 5567      0  1 0 ANDROID DUNGEON  509 TOMBSTONE             670  NONE
CARL 5568               0  1 0 ANDROID DUNGEON  509 ARENAMASTER JYO       670  NONE
RADIOCTIVE MAN 5569     0  1 0 ANDROID DUNGEON  509 ARENAMASTER JYO       670  NONE
THE HALLWAY 5496       12 34 0 GOTTA GET A CLUE 498 SHOULDA 8 STEAK 5544  667  JUST REVENGED
CHESTER DALE 5584       3  6 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 POISON 5562           670   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shoulda 8 Steak -- This is the Cook's revenge, isn't it?  She sent you, a veritable
bundle of gristle, just to show me she isn't to be trifled with.  Not that her trifle
isn't excellent, mind. -- Gilgamesh Idon

Poison -- I could smell it on you and was warned. -- Vina Yancy
P.S.  There are a few advantages to having the sense of smell of a wolf.

Voldemort -- It wasn't "luck."  What does the steward think, saying something like
that?  It was sheer superiority.  Experience and skill and cold nerve. -- Josh Little

It's weird that the "Fratsfan Noble" is a werewolf. -- Chester Dale

Dan Singh -- Two left feet, that's me.  I need to keep practicing, don't I? --
Melondie Prinn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CARL was butchered by ARENAMASTER JYO in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RADIOCTIVE MAN was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER JYO in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLAH was easily killed by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BUMBLEBEE MAN was slain by TOMBSTONE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
SHOULDA 8 STEAK was devastated by CONSERVATORY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
THE COOK bested M. CHARDINEE in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven brawl.
CANDYMAN was overpowered by VINA YANCY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LORRIE DRIVER viciously subdued BA'ALZAMON in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
JOSH LITTLE was viciously subdued by BEETLEJUICE in a 5 minute gruesome fight.
POISON dispatched CHESTER DALE in a 1 minute fight.
VOLDEMORT overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.
DAN SINGH overpowered MELONDIE PRINN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COMIC BOOK GUY demolished HUBERT KOMBUN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 670 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CONSERVATORY 5552          14   3  1   98 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE COOK 5514              21  16  0   93 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
AIMED BLOW       SHOULDA 8 STEAK 5544       10   8  1   77 PARKING LOT 3 (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   LORRIE DRIVER 5566          8   2  1   58 FUNKY FOLK (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE COOK 5514.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BUMBLEBEE MAN 5567.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE COOK 5514, VINA 
YANCY 5575, LORRIE DRIVER 5566, CONSERVATORY 5552, BEETLEJUICE 5583, COMIC BOOK GUY 
5571, POISON 5562, VOLDEMORT 5579, DAN SINGH 5578, and SHOULDA 8 STEAK 5544.

The least popular fighter this week was JOSH LITTLE 5574.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUBERT KOMBUN 5587, MELONDIE PRINN 5586, CHESTER DALE 5584, 
CANDYMAN 5582, BLAH 5570, RADIOCTIVE MAN 5569, CARL 5568, BA'ALZAMON 5580, SHOULDA 8 
STEAK 5544, and DAN SINGH 5578.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WENT TO MARKET 4288 (46-62-2)          8  3  0         THIS LITTLE PRIGGY   
BIKINI LINE 4545 (46-52-0)             6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
MONKEY DO 4152 (28-18-2)               4  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROBIN STORZ 5521 (14-2-0)              5  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAURON 5581 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         SAY MY NAME          
DAN SINGH 5578 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0         FUNKY FOLK           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORILLA WARFARE 4289 (11-9-2)          2  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BATAILLES 4869 (6-3-1)                 0  2  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

                        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!

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!