DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2011    Duedate: 01/05/2012

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-340

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PYRITE
STEEL AND SILK (495)
(28-4698) [19-13-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PYRITE                         CALL OF THE SEA
STEEL AND SILK (495)           DREAD EMPIRE (523)
(28-4698) [19-13-0,113]        (28-4687) [5-1-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADELINE                       POP TARGET
DODGE BULLETS (126)            DODGE BULLETS (126)
(28-4710) [16-19-0,67]         (28-4817) [10-9-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DODGE BULLETS (126)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREW'S BOYS (428)           43
2. THE PENTARCHY (397)         42      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. DREAD EMPIRE (523)          23      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL AND SILK (495)        22
5. PHANTACITY (480)            16      DREAD EMPIRE (523)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DREAD EMPIRE (523)         5   1  0 83.3   1/ 2 DODGE BULLETS (126)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    118  64  4 64.8   2/ 1 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     9  3 1
 3/ 2 MY GENERATION (533)       35  19  1 64.8   3/ 3 STEEL AND SILK (495)      7  8 0
 4/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      417 253 13 62.2   4/ 6 PHANTACITY (480)          6  8 0
 5/ 5*ISIS PTAH (536)           22  18  0 55.0   5/ 7 THE PENTARCHY (397)       5  1 0
 6/ 6 PHANTACITY (480)         134 120 10 52.8   6/ 5*BIZARRO SQUAD (537)       4  7 1
 7/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)      447 447 13 50.0   7/ 4*ISIS PTAH (536)           4 11 0
 8- 9 ZULU NATION (501)         71  75  9 48.6   8/ 0*DREW'S BOYS (428)         3  2 0
 9/10 STEEL AND SILK (495)     155 174  4 47.1   9/10 MY GENERATION (533)       3  4 0
10/ 0 THE DEATH LORDS (507)     25  30  0 45.5  10/ 9*DREAD EMPIRE (523)        2  0 0
11/ 0*DREW'S BOYS (428)         10  15  1 40.0  11- 8 ZULU NATION (501)         2  2 1
12/ 7*BIZARRO SQUAD (537)        4   7  1 36.4  12/ 0 THE DEATH LORDS (507)     2  3 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): SVEN of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): BLACK LIGHTNING II (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow!  I survived!  Somehow, I took Zoe down.  Somehow.  Now I have to contend
with Cascella and his 31+ fight experience and Pyrite and his 31+fights and many
skills.  I am having a headache just thinking about it!
     Guess who I met in the clubhouse the other day?  Stopping in after golf was Mr.
Consortium.  As Duelmaster, I got to interview him.  Here's what I found out about
his "faves":
     Color - yellow
     Sports Teams - Clemson Tigers and Evansville Purple Aces
     Movie - Hoosiers
     Author - W. E. B. Griffin
     CRPG - Baldur's Gate II
     Activity - Golf, Reading, Gaming
     Wife - only one of 40 years - Sharon Rose
     Food - Pistacio Ice Cream and Tell City Pretzels (not together)
     Band/Group/Singer - The Everly Brothers
     Arena - North Fork DM47
     Age - Old
Who would have thought it?
     As to more important matters, I am here.  I take challenges.  I challenge.
Hopefully I live and win.  Come and get me.  You need more of me in your life.
               Taxes, DMII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MORYA to see 
what's new.  Like, EXPENSE ACCOUNT had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by DODGE BULLETS!  Way to go DODGE BULLETS!  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, THE PENTARCHY!  'Cause they got 4-0-0 and moved up to 5th!  MVP award for 
CALL OF THE SEA?  DREAD EMPIRE's proud of him after beating MADELINE and getting 23 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  MADELINE's match with CALL OF THE SEA cost her 
a loss of 19 points!  Was that a tear I saw in PYRITE's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't TAXES fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  EXPENSE 
ACCOUNT was MORYA's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some 
deep dark secret why STEEL AND SILK's been avoiding EXPENSE ACCOUNT so much?  Or is 
it just that they're too scared?  Can EXPENSE ACCOUNT's POSTAGE be more popular than 
me?  It was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  For sure, I was 
holding my breath when I found out GARROT challenged POSTAGE.  After all, haven't 
STEEL AND SILK and EXPENSE ACCOUNT had a long standing duel in MORYA?  It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but POSTAGE wants me to write about it since it 
overcame GARROT.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYRITE 4698                  19  13  0   113       STEEL AND SILK (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775        14  10  0    89       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 TAXES 4795                   10   3  0    89       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 POSTAGE 4750                 19   9  1    86       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 CALL OF THE SEA 4687          5   1  0    83       DREAD EMPIRE (523)
-ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538          10  15  1    79       ZULU NATION (501)
-ZOD 4525                     15  10  1    72       ZULU NATION (501)
 VRTOGLAVA 4684               12   5  0    68       PHANTACITY (480)
 FUNKY CHICKEN 4816            9   4  0    68       MY GENERATION (533)
 MADELINE 4710                16  19  0    67       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARROT 4777                   7  13  0    60       STEEL AND SILK (495)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPEX 4833                    8   3  3    59       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POP TARGET 4817              10   9  0    56       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 AHRIMAN 4545                  5   6  0    47       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 GOPHER BROKE 4821             9   9  1    45       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SPIDER 4840                   4   8  0    44       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 GOUM 4844                     3   3  1    42       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 HONG KONG FOOEY 4834          6   3  0    40       MY GENERATION (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUJ NASU 4547                7   4  0    33       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 MR BOOK 3731                  3   3  0    31       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 BOTTLE BOY 3727               2   2  1    31       DREW'S BOYS (428)
-ZAB 4729                      5   2  0    30       ZULU NATION (501)
 BOMBYCINUS MORS 4879          3   3  1    29       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 BRZ 4801                      5   2  0    28       PHANTACITY (480)
 SHAKA ZULU 4874               5   3  0    28       ISIS PTAH (536)
 BOUDICCA 4871                 5   3  0    28       ISIS PTAH (536)
 HADES 4846                    5   2  0    27       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 DIAPER BAG 3728               3   3  0    26       DREW'S BOYS (428)
-ZIGGY (DARKFACE) 4716         2   5  2    26       ZULU NATION (501)
-ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         5   5  0    25       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 KALI 4877                     2   2  0    25       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 TEDDY BEAR 3730               1   3  0    24       DREW'S BOYS (428)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIRDAR 4873                   5   3  0    23       ISIS PTAH (536)
-CASANOVA 4886                 1   1  0    22       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 I'M JUST A BILL 4815          3   2  0    21       MY GENERATION (533)
 ANNA KARENINA 4903            2   0  0    18       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 YAN LO 4546                   3   8  0    17       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 SOFTWARE 4878                 2   4  0    17       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 XI CRYSTAL 4872               4   4  0    16       ISIS PTAH (536)
 BRONCHITE 4870                1   0  0    16       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 BOCNI 4797                    3   4  0    15       PHANTACITY (480)
 SUNET 4899                    1   1  0    14       PHANTACITY (480)
 SHUPALJ 4800                  3   4  0    13       PHANTACITY (480)
 TETE DE LARD 4876             1   0  0    13       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 4889            3   3  0    12       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-NOLA DIMPLES 4885             1   1  0    12       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 BINKY 4495                    0   1  0    11       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 TODD MAYES 4883               2   1  1    10       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 ZTL 4891                      1   0  0     9       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SESOSTRIS 4901                0   2  0     4       ISIS PTAH (536)
 LADY BIZARRO 4884             0   2  0     2       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 COUNT BIZARRO 4882            0   2  0     2       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EDEN REGAL 4875         3  3 0 ISIS PTAH 536        CAPEX 4833            338   
ROLLERGIRL 4835         4  3 0 MY GENERATION 533    SHEWISH GIANT         340  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sirdval -- I am glad you survived your bloodfeud.  Good thing I wasn't headhunting or
I may have had another unwanted kill. -- Capex

Zoe -- I really would not have thought I could have done that to one of your style
and experience.  I am so pleased that I may declare a rebate. -- Taxes

Funky Chicken -- Well, now I have my stamp on you. -- Postage

Nola Dimples -- What a fine fight that was.  And, I might add, how lucky I was. --
Accrued Interest

Sunet -- After all that I couldn't really hurt you?  I must be a wimp! -- Software
(needing some reprogramming, obviously)

Pyrite -- Your comment last turn about "death and taxes" cracked us up! -- The
Expense Accounts

I am proud of my taxes (The warrior!), but he is going to get himself killed
wallowing around in such high places at this time in his career.  Be easy on him. --
Finance Manager

Merry Christmas to all from The Expense Accounts, Finance Manager, and the whole
Consortium. -- The Consortium Elders

Michael Eldritch, Finance Manager, and Jorja -- Thank you for the warm welcomes.  To
the rest:  Manners, manners, manners...

Aesir Vanir -- We of Bizarro Squad did not know your Eden Regal, however, we salute
her and honor all fallen warriors.  We pledge a respectful amount of gold for her
rose garden.

Autumn Leaves -- You are now 2-0 against my gladiator.  A true warrior you must be.
We shall see about changing your record against us.

Finally, the Count and Lady Bizarro have asked me to inform you all that they bought
a tavern here in Morya.  Gladiators of Morya will receive half off on all sales, and
there will be live entertainment every night.  "Bizarro's" grand opening is tonight.
Merry Christmas to all. -- Charlie Rankin

Sesostris -- Well met, man.  Now clean up your wound and let's go to Bizarro's.
There is an amazing bard there tonight.  She's pretty, too.  Come on, first round's
on me. -- Todd Mayes

Shupalj -- Lady Bizarro asked me to avenge her loss to you.  Nothing personal.  Send
me the bill for your visit to the infirmary and I'll see that it gets paid. --
Casanova

Accrued Interest -- Ouch!  Thanks for the lesson.  I learned tons.  See ya soon. --
Nola Dimple

Finance Manager -- Thanks for answering myquestions.  The info is useful. -- Aesir
Vanir, mgr. Isis Ptah

Capex -- If you'd like to donate a Don Juan rose for Eden's grave, that would be
good. -- Aesir Vanir, mgr. Isis Ptah

Jorja -- While I've had most of my questions answered, I am interested in receiving a
diplo.  I don't have internet access. -- Aesir Vanir, mgr. Isis Ptah

     It should arrive with this turn.

Finance Manager -- Congratulations on Taxes becoming Duelmaster. -- Aesir Vanir

A convicted THIEF?!  Please!  Let's see if I can find a partner a bit more lively. --
A. Karenina

Gopher Broke -- Michael told us to quit picking on you.  Thanks for the "W" though.
-- Spider

Lily of Sarmatia -- *sigh*  Need to learn to close these matches while I'm winning.
Well fought. -- Garrot

Zod -- Ah, welcome back, Zulu.  Michael's told us a lot about you. -- Pyrite

Pop Target -- That fight was one of the most painful experiences of my life.  I'll be
leaving you alone, pops. -- B. Mors

All -- Welcome back, Zulu Nation, and you as well, My Generation.  I don't know what
to make of Dread Empire, but good to see you again.  Congrats to Taxes for holding
the throne.  I will be trying to regain it, but I don't honestly think Pyrite is DM
material. *shrug*  Alright, Happy Holidays! -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.   No, Jorja, we definitely weren't going towin the Turf. *wry grin*  Who did win
it?

     COMMP:  Crip, Oz, Mannequin, The Mun, and Le Pentarque.

Charlie Rankin -- Well, that's the way it goes in the arena.  Some gladiators have
swollen heads and can't stand to lose.  The swollen head could be eased by soaking in
cold water, the losing... more practice, perhaps. -- Autumn Leaves

Garrot -- Have you considered getting work as a cheese slicer? -- Lily of Sarmatia

Bombycinus Mors -- You were trying to hard, son.  Practice and practice for the next
few months, then try again, eh? -- Pop Target
P.S.  Of course, I'll be practicing, too.

Spider -- You didn't have to LAUGH when I tried to climb the arenamaster (we need a
taller arenamaster).  I can't STAND spiders, and I had to get AWAY. -- Gopher Broke

The Khalhums Dwarf was just lonely, being so far from home, and he wanted to chat
with a sympathetic lady. -- Madeline

Count Bizarro -- You might try slowing down just a tad. -- Autumn Leaves

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROLLERGIRL was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GARROT was outwaited by POSTAGE in a monotonous 13 minute Challenge duel.
SPIDER was overcome by FUNKY CHICKEN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BOMBYCINUS MORS was savagely defeated by HONG KONG FOOEY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SOFTWARE viciously subdued XI CRYSTAL in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
ANNA KARENINA savagely defeated SHUPALJ in a unpopular 8 minute Challenge competition.
LADY BIZARRO was overpowered by BOUDICCA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
COUNT BIZARRO was devastated by BRZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
TAXES was handily defeated by PYRITE in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
LILY OF SARMATIA vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
MADELINE was vanquished by CALL OF THE SEA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VRTOGLAVA overpowered AHRIMAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
CAPEX demolished KALI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GOPHER BROKE handily defeated SIRDAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
POP TARGET savagely defeated SHAKA ZULU in a popular 4 minute bloody brawl.
GOUM unbelievably bested MR BOOK in a action packed 3 minute gory fight.
DRUJ NASU viciously subdued I'M JUST A BILL in a dull 5 minute brutal duel.
DIAPER BAG slimly won victory over BOCNI in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
TEDDY BEAR overpowered AUTUMN LEAVES in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BOTTLE BOY overpowered YAN LO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HADES defeated SUNET in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
SESOSTRIS was bested by TETE DE LARD in a 2 minute gory bout.
TODD MAYES lost to BRONCHITE in a 2 minute novice's match.
ZTL overcame BINKY in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  21 -  5      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  35 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  18 -  1      42  |

Turn 340 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PYRITE 4698                19  13  0  113 STEEL AND SILK (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  LILY OF SARMATIA 4775      14  10  0   89 DODGE BULLETS (126)
SLASHING ATTACK  TAXES 4795                 10   3  0   89 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
TOTAL PARRY      POSTAGE 4750               19   9  1   86 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
AIMED BLOW       CALL OF THE SEA 4687        5   1  0   83 DREAD EMPIRE (523)
WALL OF STEEL    VRTOGLAVA 4684             12   5  0   68 PHANTACITY (480)
BASHING ATTACK   CAPEX 4833                  8   3  3   59 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADELINE 4710.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was POP TARGET 4817.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR BOOK 3731, LILY OF 
SARMATIA 4775, DIAPER BAG 3728, SUNET 4899, HONG KONG FOOEY 4834, PYRITE 4698, BOTTLE 
BOY 3727, HADES 4846, TETE DE LARD 4876, and BRONCHITE 4870.

The least popular fighter this week was POSTAGE 4750.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were I'M JUST A BILL 4815, GARROT 4777, SHUPALJ 4800, TODD MAYES 4883, YAN 
LO 4546, AUTUMN LEAVES 4889, DRUJ NASU 4547, SIRDAR 4873, KALI 4877, and MADELINE 
4710.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PYRITE (28-4698) STEEL AND SILK (495)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OPASAN 4381 (23-19-1)                  1  3  0         PHANTACITY           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STARGRITS 3714 (6-2-0)                 2  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAXES 4795 (9-2-0)                     3  3  1         EXPENSE ACCOUNT      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOCNI 4797 (3-2-0)                     0  2  0         PHANTACITY           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOUM 4844 (1-3-1)                      3  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
TODD MAYES 4883 (1-0-1)                0  2  0         BIZARRO SQUAD        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUNET 4899 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         PHANTACITY           
TETE DE LARD 4876 (0-0-0)              6  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
BRONCHITE 4870 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
ZTL 4891 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
SESOSTRIS 4901 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0         ISIS PTAH            

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777 (12-7-2)          7  3  0         BOXOROX              
RAY D AYTOR 1789 (6-4-1)               1  3  0         OTTO'S MECHANICS     

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLGATE SMILE 4812 (10-1-0)            9  3  0         MY GENERATION        
PRINCESSE ADELAIDE 4248 (3-2-0)        6  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813 (1-3-0)         5  3  2         MY GENERATION        

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All is 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat darker 
before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and spirited.  
The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying warrior.  Even 
at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three surviving 
gladiators in each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters Games.  Any 
special training required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters 
combat will be conducted before transfer into A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior could be yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!