DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2010    Duedate: 07/22/2010

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-321

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK ROSE HAMMER
FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
(28-4339) [17-8-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK ROSE HAMMER              POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)         
(28-4339) [17-8-1,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD HAWK                     MADELINE
DODGE BULLETS (126)            DODGE BULLETS (126)
(28-4621) [17-9-0,92]          (28-4710) [6-10-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (524)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SONS OF MARS (526)          43
2. PHANTACITY (480)            29      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)        25      Unchartered Team
4. FORCE OF FIVE (524)         24
5. DODGE BULLETS (126)         18      WHO CARES? (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     76  40  1 65.5   1/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (524)      11  4 1
 2/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      381 234 11 62.0   2/ 2 PHANTACITY (480)          9  5 0
 3/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       39  25  2 60.9   3/ 3 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      9  6 1
 4/ 0 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    68  52  5 56.7   4/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 PHANTACITY (480)         125 109 10 53.4   5/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)       5 10 1
 6/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)      397 402 12 49.7   6/ 7 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     4  3 1
 7- 7 STEEL AND SILK (495)     118 126  1 48.4   7- 6 STEEL AND SILK (495)      4  6 0
 8/ 8 SONS OF MARS (526)        33  37  3 47.1   8/ 9 SONS OF MARS (526)        4  6 0
 9/ 9 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      54  71  7 43.2   9/ 0 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    2  3 0
10/10 FREE MASONS (509)         16  33  3 32.7  10/ 8 FREE MASONS (509)         2  7 1
11-11*THE LONGWINDS (518)        0   1  0  0.0  11-11*THE LONGWINDS (518)       0  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

                         Flowered Shoppe Reopens for Business
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

     Gimlee was experiencing a mixture of trepidation and excitement as she strolled
down Flower Power Lane to reopen Hammerz Flowered Shoppe.  Since the disappearance of
her benefactor, the beautiful Elven maiden had spent countless months in prayer at
the Crimson Ascension Temple at Hammerz Flowered Gardenz Morya Manor Estate on the
Lake northwest of Morya.  She had long since closed Hammerz Flowered Shoppe, having
wearied herself from trying to explain the absence of Hammer to the countless
customers who sought the famous veteran manager in the shadow of the fabled Morya
Arena.
     Morya Arena was located a mere five blocks east from Hammerz Flowered Garden and
GimLee could hear the sounds of gladiatorial combat training wafting on the softly
blowing Morya morning breeze.  After Lady Martilyo had vanished from the Crimson
Ascension Temple, followed by the unexplained disappearance of Hammer, it fell upon
the shoulders of GimLee to lock the doors of Hammerz Flowered Shoppe to initiate a
prayer vigil.
     ElGon the Half Elf had been forced to close his Madness Wagerz booth inside
Hammerz Flowered Shoppe to help attend to more pressing matters at Hammerz Flowered
Gardenz Morya Manor Estate on the Lake.
     GrimmDorr the Warrior Dwarf had continued his vigilant drilling of the Dwarfs
Militia to assure that Hammerz Flowered Gardenz was well protected, irregardless of
the mysterious absence of his longtime friend and comrade in arms Hammer.  He
expected the veteran manager to return as suddenly and unexpectedly as he had
unexplainably vanished.  However, the training of arena warriors had slowly dwindled
into nothingness over the course of time as GrimmDorr set his priority upon the
security of the Estate.  This included the security of the underground mining of the
gold and precious stones that provided Hammer the wealth to finance his adventures
and Estate, so GrimmDorr spent most of his time focusing on the Dwarfs Militia.
     Hidden somewhere in the bowels of the massive tunnel complex deep beneath
Hammerz Flowered Gardenz Morya Manor Estate on the Lake, the Sisters of the Sword
spent most of their time in the sanctuary of their Sanctum Sanctorum.  The five
members of the Flowered Hammerz stable had half heartedly continued their
gladiatorial training in the seclusion of their self imposed exile, awaiting the now
seemingly doubtful return of their manager Hammer.  Although it was GrimmDorr who
actually oversaw their training when they were an active stable in Morya Arena, the
formerly lethal and in recent weeks lethargic ladies drew their focus from Hammer.
     Hammer had been the heart and soul of their inspiration to dance upon the sands
of Morya Arena, but their competitive fires were like dying embers in their warrior
souls as a result of his prolonged absence.  GimLee made sure that provisions from
the kitchen of Salty Pepper Steak were being properly consumed by the Sisters of the
Sword.  After all, the Half Orc lady chef had continued to serve her famous delicious
recipes as though Hammer was merely occupied with one of his famous adventures.
Hammer would not find Salty Pepper Steak to be slack in her duties during his
prolonged absence!  She just acted and talked as though Hammer were on a short
adventure that would bring him back in a matter of a few short days.
     This attitude consistently exhibited by Salty Pepper Steak served as an
encouragement and confidence builder that convinced GimLee that her lost love would
one day return to Morya again.
     GimLee prayed the more fervently and served in the Crimson Ascension Temple with
a faith that would not be denied.  Suddenly a vision was revealed to GimLee late one
night that would forever change her life.
     The next morning she made her way swiftly to the Sisters of the Sword secret
secluded Sanctum Sanctorum, where she boldly confronted the Flowered Hammerz stable
members.  Black Rose Hammer, Venus Trap Hammer, Briar Stem Hammer, Thorn Stem Hammer
and Poison Ivy Hammer quickly noted the glow that beamed outwardly from GimLee.  They
had just befgun their morning exercises when GimLee boldly interrupted their session.
     Black Rose Hammer motioned for her Sisters of the Sword to lay down their
weapons and give GimLee their undivided attention.
     The beautiful Elf maiden was bubbling with excitement as she shared with the
Sisters the essence of the vision she had received the previous night.  "Hammer is
returning to Morya Arena from SomeWhere BeYond the Realms of ElseWhere and ElseWhen!"
     "He spoke to me to prepare you ladies for his return! GrimmDorr is even now
contacting the Gladiatorial Commission to reactivate the Flowered Hammerz stable to
immediately dance upon the Morya Arena sands not many days hence!"
     "You are to report to GrimmDorr for some specialized training sessions to
sharpen your talents and get the cobwebs out of your heads!"
     Each Sister of the Sword nodded their assent as the reality of what was taking
place began to lift their fighting spirits from the pits of despair!
      ElGon the Half Elf had begun drawing up plans to print handbills announcing the
reopening of Hammerz Flowered Shoppe, including the resumption of his taking bets on
the arena fights at his Madness Wagerz booth in the Flowered Shoppe.
     GimLee paused at the door of Hammerz Flowered Shoppe as she reflected upon how
Salty Pepper Steak had taken charge to prepare a welcome home feast for the return of
Hammer to Hammerz Flowered Gardenz.  She turned the key in the lock and entered the
spacious store, where she immediately began setting things in order and tidying up
the Shoppe.
     Several hours later the wagon loads of flowers from Hammerz Flowered Gardenz
were arranged in neat displays and several longtime customers had already made
purchases before she closed up the Shoppe for the night.  Then she went to her
private room to bathe and refresh herself, plus get some much needed rest on her
Perfumed Petunia Bed.
     As she gazed longingly at herself in her full length mirror, which was an Elven
Mirror of Migration that Hammer had given her oh so long ago, she let out a
startlingly innocent scream as a battle weary Hammer emerged through the enchanted
glass and crumpled into her waiting arms!
     Hammer began whispering instructions to GimLee as she guided the trail worn
veteran manager to her waiting bed....

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

Hammer
Minister of War
Crimson Crusader
Morya MadMan

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 646): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 648): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): RAMSHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 642): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 644): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 636): LIMA BEAN EXPRESS of FOOD FIGHT! (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 637): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 627): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 619): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 582): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): BOGBANE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 509): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 496): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 476): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 471): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 419): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 646): SPACEMARINES (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 648): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 642): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 644): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 636): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 637): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 627): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 582): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 509): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 496): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (Stronghold?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 471): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 535): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                          BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): RAMSHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          EAST TO WEST of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm beginning to hope I graduate soon.  That last fight with Crictor was
downright ugly, and Valerian has been giving me some seriously evil looks lately.  If
I go missing under mysterious circumstances, you can bet that bloody lass had
something to do with it!
     In-team rivalries aside, though, the pickings are getting awfully thin up here.
Third time's a charm, so Crictor's out.  Guess that leaves you, Rental Car.  Try not
to run me over, eh?  I've got enough problems without that.

                                          -- Anferrous, the strangely morose

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt MORYA will ever be the same.  The SONS OF MARS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, BLOOD HAWK fought WHITE BECT and gained 25 points and 
contributed to DODGE BULLETS' 1-4-0.  WHITE BECT has lost to BLOOD HAWK, falling 19 
points, while helping make THE PENTARCHY a 1-4-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, ANFERROUS has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We 
should ask BLACK ROSE HAMMER about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Arthur's Last Stand?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  SONS OF MARS has cause to stand tall, as they were MORYA's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided SONS OF MARS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was FORCE OF FIVE.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE PENTARCHY's warrior 
PATTE DE SAGUAR.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  DODGE BULLETS has lost STONEWALKER to the arena in the sky, but they don't 
seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 5-8-0?  Kudos go out to LUCIUS SULLA 
this turn, for revenging SONS OF MARS' bloodfeud against FREE MASONS' warrior ECHO.  
Well done.  Congratulations go out to PHANTACITY, with VRTOGLAVA revenging a 
bloodfeud against PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in MORYA, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in MORYA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339       17   8  1   107       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANFERROUS 4508               22  10  0   112       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 CRICTOR UNGERER 4640         13   8  1   106       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-VALERIAN 4732                 9   4  0   105       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456       18   4  2   104       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-RENTAL CAR 4534              11   9  0   102       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 BLOOD HAWK 4621              17   9  0    92       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 4603                 14  11  0    77       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 TEZCATLIPOCA 4641            12   6  2    74       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-PYRITE 4698                  10   5  0    74       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 CASCELLA 4659                11   8  0    71       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CHANDALEN 4602                9  16  4    71       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 WHITE BECT 4645              10   6  0    69       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VRTOGLAVA 4684               10   4  0    66       PHANTACITY (480)
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629         15   9  1    63       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 PIPNI 4747                    6   1  1    63       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNSEN 4604                 10  15  1    58       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOMERANG 4696                9   3  0    51       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 LIZARD 4693                   8   5  0    51       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 CLOUDRIDER 4734               9   4  0    48       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 PORCUPINE 4717                6   6  0    46       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 CINCINNATUS 4706              9   5  0    42       SONS OF MARS (526)
 THORN STEM HAMMER 4500        8   9  1    41       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 SABRETOOTH 4692               8   5  1    36       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 JUGGERNAUT 4694               8   5  1    36       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481        8  12  0    36       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIUS SULLA 4733             5   6  0    33       SONS OF MARS (526)
 POSTAGE 4750                  7   3  1    31       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 LOURDEPATTE 4690              7  10  0    31       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 MADELINE 4710                 6  10  0    28       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 ECHO 4565                     7   5  1    27       FREE MASONS (509)
 THERIAULT 4751                4   4  1    27       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON IVY HAMMER 4543        4   6  0    20       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 BRZ 4801                      2   0  0    19       PHANTACITY (480)
 BOCNI 4797                    2   0  0    14       PHANTACITY (480)
-EPSILON 4799                  1   0  0    13       FREE MASONS (509)
 PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS 4811         1   0  0    12       SONS OF MARS (526)
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775         3   2  0    11       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 TITUS TORQUATUS 4809          1   0  0    10       SONS OF MARS (526)
-GAMMA 4638                    1   3  0     8       FREE MASONS (509)
-GRATUITY 4776                 0   1  0     7       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 SHUPALJ 4800                  1   1  0     4       PHANTACITY (480)
-GARROT 4777                   0   3  0     3       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-ZULU 4652                     0   2  0     2       FREE MASONS (509)
-TETHA 4798                    0   1  0     1       FREE MASONS (509)
-BRUTUS 4657                   0   1  0     1       THE LONGWINDS (518)
 ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         0   1  0     1       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 MARCUS MARCELLUS 4810         0   1  0     1       SONS OF MARS (526)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STONEWALKER 4735        5  8 0 DODGE BULLETS 126    THERIAULT 4751        321   
POGODI 4731             6  3 0 PHANTACITY 480       PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629  319  JUST REVENGED
QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709    7  6 2 SONS OF MARS 526     ECHO 4565             320  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tezcatlipoca -- Hey, that was another good fight.  I like fighting you and all the
euros I win!  (wink) -- Rental Car

I did with the Convicted Thief what should have been done long ago -- stamped him and
coffined him.  It sorta felt good. -- Postage

     Sent him to the Dead Letter Office, did you?

A note to all, while Postage is making light of the Convicted Thief kill, it IS the
first and only kill for The Expense Accounts in over 100 fights. -- A somber Finance
Manager

Anferrous -- Make that TWO!  Kudos. -- Finance Manager and The Expense Accounts

Free Masons -- Well done, Team On The Move. -- Finance Manager

Valerian -- Ah gods!  To snatch my sword and victory at the same time.  Won't always
be like that girl. -- Scarlet

Blood Hawk -- Blast the Keeper!  Only his guidance could have gotten around that big
ole shield. -- Jennsen

Boomerang -- I guess I should have been watching for that back-sided weapon circling
around. -- Theriault

Porcupine -- See!  That's how you handle quills.  Just flatten them out. -- Cascella

Juggernaut -- Da dum.  No mountain too high enough... -- Chandalen

Welcome the Longwinds.  Does the name pertain to the types of conversations? --
D'Haran Empire

Crictor -- I may have won, but I think you made your point, too. *wince* -- Anferrous

White Bect -- Armor be damned!  I should'a had that. -- Pyrite
P.S.  There's not a lot to choose from Le P.

Scarlet -- Told ya. *wink* -- Valerian

Madeline -- All right, so I'm an idiot... TWO epees?  What was I thinking? -- Garrot

All -- Close turn for Anferrous. *whew*  My condolences to Le Pentarque and Finance
Manager.  Yeah, that sort of loss is rough.  To those I've neglected to greet, my
pardon.  Welcome to Morya, one of the Greats! -- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Steel and
Silk
P.S.  Someone needs to tell the Commission that Giant-Kin are not acceptable
trainees!

     It seems the Roll-Up Gods got a great deal from Shews R Us.

Hail Morya!  You have sent four of my original stable unto Pluto!  Truly an arena fit
for the god of war! -- Mars

Requiescat in pace Quintus Maximus. (7-6-2), 17-5-13-21-5-10-13, exp dec, exp att, T.
My favorite son. -- Mars.

Hey Ed -- Long Time, No See!  Please Reacquaint me with the Managers currently
lurking in Morya Arena!  Plus give my regards to Ed Jr! Salute! -- Hammer

     This is what I have, and my apologies to those managers I should know and don't.
     I'm still building my lists.

D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      Lord Rahl
DODGE BULLETS (126)       Jorja
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     Finance Manager
FORCE OF FIVE (524)       ?
FREE MASONS (509)         ?
JESTER CROWD (532)        ?
PHANTACITY (480)          Omega
SONS OF MARS (526)        Mars?
STEEL AND SILK (495)      Michael Eldritch
THE LONGWINDS (518)       ?
THE PENTARCHY (397)       Le Pentarque

Morya Maniacs -- Be it known far and wide that Hammer has returned to His Home Arena!
-- Hammer

Morya Maniacs -- Be it further known that his Sisters of the Sword are sharpening
their blades for this momentous Morya Arena occasion! -- Hammer

Morya Maniacs -- Greetings to My Old Friends and Friendly Foes!  Salutations to those
Managers and Stables who arrived in Morya Arena during my absence! -- Hammer

Flowered Hammerz -- I expect you Sisters of the Sword to regain your notoriety in
Morya Arena! -- Hammer

Michael Eldritch -- Hammer the WordSmith has returned Home to Morya Arena!  Enjoy the
Spotlights!  I Remember how you used to look forward to My Past Spots Scribings! --
Hammer

Le Pentarque -- Glad to see you are still stirring the fires of competition long
after the Morya Madness faded away! -- Hammer

Uncle Wolf -- Are you still guiding the Dodge Bullets stable?  Any upcoming Team
Spotlights in the foreseeable future starring yourself and your Lord Protectors? --
Hammer

     Speaking of spotlights... could you send yours directly to me in the future, so
     I can pull out the html code at my leisure?  I'll send you my address again. --
     the Editor

Anferrous -- Congratulations to you and my old friend Michael Eldritch for holding
the DuelMasters Throne on the Turn prior to our return! -- Hammer and his Flowered
Hammerz stable

Sons Of Mars -- Hammer instructed me to send you and your manager a Bouquet of Blood
Stained Violentte Violettes to commemorate the untimely demise of Quintus Maximus! --
GimLee of Hammerz Flowered Shoppe

Echo -- Hammer also instructed me to send you a Blood Stained Black Rose for slaying
Quintus Maximus! -- GimLee of Hammerz Flowered Shoppe

Sons Of Mars / Steel And Silk -- No Blood Stained Violentte Violettes for sending
your warriors to the Dark Arena!  Blood Stained Yellow Roses are your gifts for your
Dark Arena deeds! -- Gimlee of Hammerz Flowered Shoppe

Morya Minions -- I am Itching to Inflict Damage upon Whosoever dances with me on the
Morya Arena sands! -- Poison Ivy Hammer

Force Of Five -- Odds are I will dance with a member of your stable during my debut
in Morya Arena! -- Thorn Stem Hammer

Force Of Five -- Odds also favor me matching up with one of you during my Morya Arena
Debut Dance! -- Briar Stem Hammer

Morya Champions -- Beware My Blade! -- Venus Trap Hammer

Morya DuelMaster -- I Am Preparing for My Shot at the Title! -- Black Rose Hammer

Finance Manager -- I Feel Your Pain!  Years ago Violet of my original stable Flower
Power was the reigning DuelMaster (2 losses and perhaps 14 wins at the time in Morya
Arena) when she was Slain at My First Tempe Facer! -- Hammer
P.S.  She was a True Triple 17 Total Parody!

Jorja and Dodge Bullets -- Any Team Spotlights to be gracing Morya Arena from Your
Creative Flow?  I have returned with my stable Mainly for the Scribing! -- Hammer the
WordSmith

Morya Maniacs -- I always enjoy reading Team Spotlights!  Any Spot Scribers in the
ranks? -- Hammer the WordSmith

Morya Maniacs Madness Survivors -- I have No Plans for Any Contests in Morya Arena!
Am Not Participating in Any Tourneys Either!  Enjoy the Florida Facer!  No Plans for
trying to convince Lady Martilyo to return to Morya Arena with her stable at any time
either! --Hammer the Morya MadMan

Jennsen -- You've got nerve, lady, but never isn't always enough.  Thanks for the
skills, and sorry I couldn't reciprocate. -- Blood Hawk

Cincinnatus -- Perhaps you should have sent your father?  I hate to beat up on kids,
but not as much as I hate to lose. -- Cloudrider

Garrot -- Truly, that was an insane challenge. -- Madeline
P.S.  Even for five skills.

Sabretooth -- Thank the gods you only had one tooth to use on me! -- Stonewalker

Zulu -- Can masons AFFORD to be free?  Wouldn't it be better to be very expensive? --
Lily of Sarmatia

Hmm, bad turn to be a Son of Mars.  May they fare well in their next life.

Gratuity -- I looked a gift horse in the mouth once, many years ago.  It bit me.  I
don't do that anymore. -- Lily of Sarmatia

Boomerang -- I noticed that.  And it hurt! -- Stonewalker

I'll probably be writing again after the F2F, but I'm still looking for volunteers
and suggestions here, in Lapur, Dullens, and Malcorn.  Yes, okay, I *can* do it
totally out of my own ideas and crews, but why not be involved, eh? -- Jorja/ the
Scribe

19 June 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate disqualification
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its

possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 25 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins
such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 50 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths will be applied the Turn
after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North Fork turn 276
to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is
the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VRTOGLAVA bested PATTE DE SAGUAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
LUCIUS SULLA vanquished ECHO in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
SCARLET was demolished by CRICTOR UNGERER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JENNSEN unbelievably bested CLOUDRIDER in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge contest.
THERIAULT killed STONEWALKER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge competition.
BLACK ROSE HAMMER vanquished CHANDALEN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
VENUS TRAP HAMMER overpowered TEZCATLIPOCA in a popular 2 minute mismatched brawl.
WHITE BECT was vanquished by BLOOD HAWK in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
PIPNI overpowered BRIAR STEM HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CASCELLA overpowered JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
THORN STEM HAMMER was outlasted by BOOMERANG in a 7 minute fight.
PORCUPINE subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute match.
LIZARD devastated POISON IVY HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SABRETOOTH was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
LOURDEPATTE was overpowered by CINCINNATUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MADELINE was unbelievably bested by POSTAGE in a action packed 6 minute duel.
SHUPALJ was savagely defeated by PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS in a 9 minute amateur's brawl.
LILY OF SARMATIA was defeated by BRZ in a 1 minute novice's bout.
BOCNI overpowered MARCUS MARCELLUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ACCRUED INTEREST was overpowered by TITUS TORQUATUS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  24 -  3      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  36 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  23 -  3      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  35 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  35 -  2      41  |

Turn 321 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       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339     17   8  1  107 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRICTOR UNGERER 4640       13   8  1  106 THE PENTARCHY (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456     18   4  2  104 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
BASHING ATTACK   CASCELLA 4659              11   8  0   71 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
WALL OF STEEL    VRTOGLAVA 4684             10   4  0   66 PHANTACITY (480)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629       15   9  1   63 THE PENTARCHY (397)
AIMED BLOW       PIPNI 4747                  6   1  1   63 PHANTACITY (480)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD HAWK 4621.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MADELINE 4710.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLOUDRIDER 4734, 
STONEWALKER 4735, PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629, VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456, VRTOGLAVA 4684, 
LIZARD 4693, PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS 4811, THERIAULT 4751, BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339, and BLOOD 
HAWK 4621.

The least popular fighter this week was SHUPALJ 4800.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ACCRUED INTEREST 4796, MARCUS MARCELLUS 4810, LILY OF SARMATIA 4775, 
LOURDEPATTE 4690, JUGGERNAUT 4694, BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481, CHANDALEN 4602, SCARLET 
4603, CINCINNATUS 4706, and SABRETOOTH 4692.

               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!