DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/07/2010    Duedate: 06/19/2010

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PASCELLA
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4800) [21-3-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PASCELLA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4800) [21-3-0,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONDI RICE                     LUPITA LOEAN
FIRST LADIES (482)             GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4808) [8-10-1,39]          (26-4810) [10-4-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN CANYON (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRST LADIES (482)           8
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)          5      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (483)         0      Unchartered Team

                                       SOUTH PARK (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      747 904 26 45.2   1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 FIRST LADIES (482)        35  44  3 44.3   2/ 2 FIRST LADIES (482)        3  9 0
 3- 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (483)       1   6  0 14.3   3- 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (483)      1  6 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 322): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 647): HOUND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): SPONGEBOB of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 631): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 635): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 630): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 628): SISTER MARY JANE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 592): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 589): FOUR PAWZ of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 476): BONNIE BARROW of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 224): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 532): THE PINK RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 322): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 647): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 631): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 635): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 630): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 628): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 592): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 589): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 580): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 476): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 224): SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 532): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 647): TOM SAWYER of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
                               SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): SPONGEBOB of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 589): FOUR PAWZ of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, yes, Saralee, Chaste Female Companion....  She has good instincts where
sweet rolls are concerned, but is less adept in the arena.  Works for me.

                                      Pascella

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail CALEAM!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, HILLARY CLINTON fought BEATRINA and gained 11 points and 
contributed to FIRST LADIES' 1-3-0.  BEATRINA has lost to HILLARY CLINTON, falling 8 
points, while helping make GOLDEN CANYON a 4-1-0 turn.  Defending hers title for 
another turn, PASCELLA kept CALEAM's warrior, KUNG-FU MASTER, from claiming the 
throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, CALEAM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CALEAM and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in CALEAM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASCELLA 4800                21   3  0    94       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUPITA LOEAN 4810            10   4  1    57       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILLARY CLINTON 4805         10   8  1    47       FIRST LADIES (482)
 ALFREDA CREME 4827            4   1  1    46       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 JACKIE O 4807                 9   9  0    41       FIRST LADIES (482)
 CONDI RICE 4808               8  10  1    39       FIRST LADIES (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELENORE ROOSEVELT 4804        6  12  0    30       FIRST LADIES (482)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEATRINA 4813                 5   4  1    23       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 OVAELLA JUNE 4823             4   2  0    23       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-BAKED FRATSFA 4818            1   1  0     8       SHEWISH BUFFET (483)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elenore Roosevelt -- No, really, hot peppers are good for you. -- Lupita Loean

Jackie O -- I don't *know* what you have in that pillbox on your head, it's probably
Against The Rules. -- Beatrina

Hillary Clinton -- Pasta with cream sauce is *good* for you.  Trust me on this. --
Alfreda Creme

Baked Fratsfa -- Needs more eggs in the batter.  Maybe even an egg-and-sugar glaze at
the finish. -- Ovaella June

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PASCELLA slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute bloody Title fight.
LUPITA LOEAN won victory over JACKIE O in a 3 minute battle.
HILLARY CLINTON handily defeated BEATRINA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
ALFREDA CREME bested ELENORE ROOSEVELT in a 3 minute novice vs. veteran upset contest.
CONDI RICE was savagely defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute competition.
OVAELLA JUNE defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 631 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PASCELLA 4800              21   3  0   94 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUPITA LOEAN 4810          10   4  1   57 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
PARRY-STRIKE     HILLARY CLINTON 4805       10   8  1   47 FIRST LADIES (482)
WALL OF STEEL    ALFREDA CREME 4827          4   1  1   46 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONDI RICE 4808.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LUPITA LOEAN 4810.  The ten other most popular fighters were HILLARY CLINTON 
4805, OVAELLA JUNE 4823, ALFREDA CREME 4827, PASCELLA 4800, ELENORE ROOSEVELT 4804, 
CONDI RICE 4808, BEATRINA 4813, JACKIE O 4807,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JACKIE O 4807.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEATRINA 4813, CONDI RICE 4808, ELENORE ROOSEVELT 4804, PASCELLA 4800, 
ALFREDA CREME 4827, OVAELLA JUNE 4823, HILLARY CLINTON 4805, LUPITA LOEAN 4810,  0, 
and  0.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), 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 22 
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!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

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

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 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 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, 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, July 7, 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!