DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2014    Duedate: 05/31/2014

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-734

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOIAL
WHEEL OF TIME (236)
(25-2201) [20-13-5,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOIAL                          THE STAND
WHEEL OF TIME (236)            ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
(25-2201) [20-13-5,108]        (25-5769) [6-1-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOIAL                          THE STAND
WHEEL OF TIME (236)            ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
(25-2201) [20-13-5,108]        (25-5769) [6-1-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHEEL OF TIME (236)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHEEL OF TIME (236)         37
2. ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)      28      SAY MY NAME (510)
3. DENNY'S MENU (527)          16      Unchartered Team
4. SAY MY NAME (510)            8
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       7      DENNY'S MENU (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*DENNY'S MENU (527)         6   1  1 85.7   1/ 1 WHEEL OF TIME (236)      10  5 0
 2/ 3*ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)    16  10  0 61.5   2/ 2*ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)    8  6 0
 3/ 4 SAY MY NAME (510)        148 106  9 58.3   3/ 6*DENNY'S MENU (527)        4  0 1
 4/ 5 WHEEL OF TIME (236)      100  81 17 55.2   4- 3 HAREM (418)               4  1 1
 5/ 1*HELL TO PAY (529)          1   1  0 50.0   5/ 4 SAY MY NAME (510)         4  6 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   694 715 20 49.3   6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    3 11 0
 7- 7 HAREM (418)               58  72  4 44.6   7/ 7*HELL TO PAY (529)         1  1 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 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 750): UNCLEAN ONE of CHAOS CARNIVAL (Nurgle, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 749): BARIUM ENEMY of PERIODIC STATEMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 734): FOXY LADY of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 737): T-JON LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 733): LOIAL of WHEEL OF TIME (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 730): APPELONIA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 731): KOJAK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 695): EBBUTT MARSH of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 692): FLYING PIG of HELL FROZEN OVER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 683): SADIE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 577): PFC 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 635): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 750): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 749): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 734): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 737): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 733): WHEEL OF TIME (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 730): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 731): OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 695): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 692): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 683): THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 577): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 635): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 750): HOT DOG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 748): THE SQUARE of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 733): IRSON ORSON of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 736): ARE YOU DONE YET? Of BASH BROS. BOSS (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 683): SADIE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So here I am bags packed and ready to head to the Isle when I am stopped by the
commission.  I have the recognition, geesh I have held the top spot here for three
turns in a row!  Then they tell me it's something about skills and that I don't have
enough!  Well darn it all, guess I have to wait till I learn something.  So this turn
my main focus is learning stuff.  Hmmm, hope that doesn't get me killed!  Oh, maybe I
shouldn't have said that.

     Your Duelmaster,
          Loial

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LYRATILAN to 
see what's new.  The guys at DENNY'S MENU like really pulled together to get a 2-0-1 
this turn, moving up by 3.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 0 
after going 3-1-0.  Keep it up, ARCANE BOOKSHELF!  MVP award for AAN'ALLEIN?  WHEEL 
OF TIME's proud of him after beating NELLIE QUARRELS and getting 20 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  BLOODY MARY's match with THE STAND cost her a loss of 13 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think LOIAL should let 
KUNG-FU MASTER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of WHEEL OF TIME must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are DENNY'S MENU?  WHEEL OF TIME, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4's KEOKUK MOON be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but 
is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOIAL 2201                   20  13  5   108       WHEEL OF TIME (236)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOM MERRILIN 2380           12   9  2    91       WHEEL OF TIME (236)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE STAND 5769                6   1  0    75       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEOKUK MOON 5745             11  10  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMON 5748                   14   6  0    54       SAY MY NAME (510)
 BLOODY MARY 5754              6   3  0    53       SAY MY NAME (510)
-DEBBIE 4498                  10   5  0    52       HAREM (418)
 RUMPLE 5755                   7   4  0    51       SAY MY NAME (510)
 THE KILL RIFF 5770            5   2  0    38       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
 ARIZONA BATES 5744            8  13  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AAN'ALLEIN 5776               4   3  1    33       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 SUPER BIRD 5762               3   0  0    32       DENNY'S MENU (527)
 CHILI 5763                    3   0  1    28       DENNY'S MENU (527)
-LORI 5677                     3   7  2    26       HAREM (418)
 NELLIE QUARRELS 5751          5  10  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOEE 5750                     4   5  0    22       HAREM (418)
-MYTH CONCEPTIONS 5801         2   0  0    16       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
-TRISH 5759                    1   1  0    16       HAREM (418)
 LIAH 5811                     2   0  0    14       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 PHANTOMS 5802                 1   2  0    13       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
-ROBERT PAULSON 5788           0   1  0     9       SAY MY NAME (510)
 THE SOVEREIGN 5784            1   1  0     8       HELL TO PAY (529)
 FREAKONOMICS 5812             1   0  0     7       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
 ARAM 5803                     1   2  0     5       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 INDIANA JAMES 5789            0   5  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MERTON ORTON 5804             0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIM 5787                      0   1  0     1       HAREM (418)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      CHILI 5763            734  NONE
LERON MARSH 5756        1  7 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 AAN'ALLEIN 5776       731   
JAIN FARSTRIDER 5775    2  3 0 WHEEL OF TIME 236    LORI 5677             732   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chili -- You again!  At least you taught me well. -- Aan'Allein

Nellie -- That was a lesson I shall not soon forget! -- Aram

Robert -- That was fun!  My thanks Dwarf! -- Liah

Loial -- I'd be glad to give you every good fight that came my way, *I* don't want
'em. -- Nellie Quarrels

Stillgard -- Not shocking, after all, they're gladiators.  They carry real weapons
out onto the sands and attack each other. -- Jorja

Two-three.  Not stellar, but there were NO standbys involved!  Amazing. -- Nellie
Quarrels

We salute the tourney participants, with a special nod for Issus, pawn and tourney
victor. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Simon -- Keokuk says, "Surrender!"  And you did.  Good work. -- Keokuk Moon

The Stand -- I was hoping you'd have lemonade. -- Arizona Bates

Aram -- Not a good match for you, but an excellent one for me.  And *I* am not one of
those people who apologizes for winning! -- Nellie Quarrels

Super Bird -- You gave me the bird?  NOT polite. -- Indiana James

Myth Conceptions -- Um, I'm not much of a reader. -- Merton Orton

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE STAND devastated BLOODY MARY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE KILL RIFF was demolished by KEOKUK MOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PHANTOMS overpowered INDIANA JAMES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
THE SOVEREIGN was devastated by SUPER BIRD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LOIAL bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
THOM MERRILIN devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RUMPLE overcame RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
ARIZONA BATES was vanquished by SIMON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NELLIE QUARRELS was vanquished by AAN'ALLEIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHILI slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIAH narrowly defeated MERTON ORTON in a 1 minute novice's melee.
ARAM was defeated by FREAKONOMICS in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  26 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 734 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LOIAL 2201                 20  13  5  108 WHEEL OF TIME (236)
LUNGING ATTACK   THOM MERRILIN 2380         12   9  2   91 WHEEL OF TIME (236)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMON 5748                 14   6  0   54 SAY MY NAME (510)
PARRY-STRIKE     BLOODY MARY 5754            6   3  0   53 SAY MY NAME (510)
SLASHING ATTACK  RUMPLE 5755                 7   4  0   51 SAY MY NAME (510)
BASHING ATTACK   THE KILL RIFF 5770          5   2  0   38 ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOIAL 2201.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE STAND 5769.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPER BIRD 5762, LOIAL 
2201, RUMPLE 5755, SIMON 5748, AAN'ALLEIN 5776, LIAH 5811, PHANTOMS 5802, THE 
SOVEREIGN 5784, THOM MERRILIN 2380, and KEOKUK MOON 5745.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAM 5803.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MERTON ORTON 5804, NELLIE QUARRELS 5751, ARIZONA BATES 5744, INDIANA 
JAMES 5789, THE KILL RIFF 5770, BLOODY MARY 5754, FREAKONOMICS 5812, CHILI 5763, 
KEOKUK MOON 5745, and THOM MERRILIN 2380.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LOIAL (25-2201) WHEEL OF TIME (236)

                        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!