Date   : 08/25/2014    Duedate: 09/06/2014


DM-26    TURN-738

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4131) [14-5-0,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ORLANDO                        POSITION IS EMPTY
HERE TO PHOENIX (415)          
(26-4131) [14-5-0,167]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOURDOUGH SAM                  ORLANDO
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
(26-4991) [24-23-1,108]        (26-4131) [14-5-0,167]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         12
2. HERE TO PHOENIX (415)       11      MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)      3      Unchartered Team
4. THE DAMNED (501)             0
                                       DOSADI TRADERS II (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)   66  29  5 69.5   1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)    112  81  6 58.0   2/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)   3  0 0
 3/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      %1035 %1145 37 47.5   3- 4*THE DAMNED (501)          2  2 0
 4- 4*THE DAMNED (501)           4   5  0 44.4   4/ 2 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     2  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===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): LAMB CHOP STOP of EASTER FEASTER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 756): MANSION of LIVING LARGE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 741): IYAN KENNIS of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 740): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 737): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 738): SGT. SPENCER of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): YELLOW BRICK TOAD of HELPLESS ANIMALS (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 584): PFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): FLAGRANT FOWL (Scrooge McDuck, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 756): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 741): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 744): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 740): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 737): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 738): NATURE MADE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 755): MAN MOUNTAIN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 740): FOXY LADY of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 736): APPELONIA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 698): DOUBLE TRUE of LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CALEAM will ever be the same.  And let's see, SOURDOUGH SAM fought COLORADO 
SPRINGS and gained 10 points and contributed to GOLDEN CANYON's 2-3-0.  COLORADO 
SPRINGS has lost to SOURDOUGH SAM, falling 8 points, while helping make HERE TO 
PHOENIX a 1-2-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between SILVER MIKE and our 
Duelmaster ORLANDO, making a challenge.  Defending its title for another turn, 
ORLANDO kept GOLDEN CANYON's warrior, SILVER MIKE, from claiming the throne.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Swinging Aardvark 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.  MEDAL OF HONOR GN has cause to stand tall, 
as they were CALEAM's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding MEDAL OF HONOR GN more than any other team we find HERE TO 
PHOENIX.  CALEAM, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that SUTTER'S HARE from GOLDEN CANYON was CALEAM's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  WILSON D. WATSON of MEDAL OF HONOR GN had better have 
a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought 
WILSON D. WATSON showed great skill and promise when he won victory over SUTTER'S 
HARE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  Is it really true that CALEAM has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORLANDO 4131                 14   5  0   167       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOURDOUGH SAM 4991           24  23  1   108       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-SERGEANT 8 5020              14   4  1   103       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
-SERGEANT 7 5022              12   8  2    92       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
 SILVER MIKE 5090             11   6  0    92       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLORADO SPRINGS 4265        11   9  2    84       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
-SERGEANT 1 5058              13   5  2    80       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
-SERGEANT 6 5024               8   2  0    73       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILSON D. WATSON 5021        19   8  0    65       MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
 LOTTIE DENO 5077             10  11  1    59       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUTTER'S HARE 5056            5  23  0    50       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAARSTAG 5066                 2   0  0    31       THE DAMNED (501)
-GARGOTH 5067                  1   1  0    29       THE DAMNED (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEMPHIS 4506                  3   7  0    16       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 JACK O' THE ROAD 5140         1   0  0    10       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-OTTAWA 4692                   2   1  0     7       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCOTTSDALE 5139         0  1 0 HERE TO PHOENIX 415  MOUNTAIN TROLL        738  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three in the Dark Arena, our five (with two standbys!), and two others.  That IS more
than last time, so it must be good, yes?  We went three-two, which is not bad for us.
-- Appelonia

Orlando -- No, dear, I can't come home with you.  I'm sure the apples in Orlando are
not as good as my special ones. -- Appelonia
P.S.  Now, if I were "into" cooking with oranges, that might be another matter.  Or,
hmm, roasted ham (too hot to do it NOW, but I can make plans) with an orange and
apple glaze.

Wilson D. Watson -- I will NEVER tell you where those nuggets came from! -- Sutter's

Ho!  The Virginal Concubine wouldn't come near me, because she didn't want "to risk a
bun in the oven." -- Sourdough Sam

     She's on a low-carb diet.

Colorado Springs -- I quite enjoyed my visit to your town, but I can't stay there.  I
really don't fancy being run out of town on a rail just because I have a better grasp
of the possibilities of the draw in poker. -- Silver Mike

The Honest Merchant was at a disadvantage.  The Userous one MIGHT have had a chance,
but I am good at what I do. -- Lottie Deno, mistress of the cards

20 August 14

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCOTTSDALE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ORLANDO demolished SILVER MIKE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
WILSON D. WATSON slimly won victory over SUTTER'S HARE in a 2 minute contest.
COLORADO SPRINGS was overpowered by SOURDOUGH SAM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LOTTIE DENO was viciously subdued by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
JACK O' THE ROAD bested POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 738 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         1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ORLANDO 4131               14   5  0  167 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
WALL OF STEEL    SOURDOUGH SAM 4991         24  23  1  108 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
AIMED BLOW       WILSON D. WATSON 5021      19   8  0   65 MEDAL OF HONOR GN (496)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOURDOUGH SAM 4991.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ORLANDO 4131.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOTTSDALE 5139, 
COLORADO SPRINGS 4265, LOTTIE DENO 5077, JACK O' THE ROAD 5140,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JACK O' THE ROAD 5140.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOTTIE DENO 5077, COLORADO SPRINGS 4265, SILVER MIKE 5090, 
ORLANDO 4131,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: