DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2010    Duedate: 06/15/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-633

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. SPOCK
TREKKERS (462)
(29-5380) [17-9-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. SPOCK                      POSITION IS EMPTY
TREKKERS (462)                 
(29-5380) [17-9-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINDOCOMUS                     WHIP ME HOUSTON
EQUESTORS (158)                STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-5251) [24-21-0,107]        (29-5397) [18-8-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        79
2. MID EARTH (223)             31      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. TREKKERS (462)              28      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         26
5. EQUESTORS (158)             15      MOSTLY MISSING (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MOSTLY MISSING (471)       2   1  0 66.7   1/ 4 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     10  5 3
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      603 406 13 59.8   2/ 2 TREKKERS (462)            9  6 0
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      621 422 53 59.5   3/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 0
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          527 475 22 52.6   4/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  6 1
 5/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            61  59  1 50.8   5/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 6/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          802 840 52 48.8   6/ 7*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     5  4 1
 7/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     541 636 11 46.0   7/ 9*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       4  5 0
 8-10 CLAN CROW (456)           73  88  6 45.3   8/ 8 OPEN HAND (466)           4  6 0
 9/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     179 220 13 44.9   9/10 METAL MINCERS (256)       3  4 0
10/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD (470)        4   5  0 44.4  10/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      3 12 0
11/13 OPEN HAND (466)           36  47  3 43.4  11/14*MOSTLY MISSING (471)      2  1 0
12/14*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)      7  11  1 38.9  12/15*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    1  1 0
13/15*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)     1   7  0 12.5  13-11 CLAN CROW (456)           1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Urgent message from Scruffy Puff and the Bohicans:
     Let's be honest; you're all a bunch of hoohahs.  I'm the only manager in Lapur
with an acorn of common sense, so let me set the record straight.  I've been away for
a while, but what's with all the horribly-selected nominees for the 2009 Lapurian
awards? I feel obligated to correct all your poor choices and give you the TRUE list.

     Best ST -- Needs Salt (hands down), followed by Red Hot Chili.  Salt graduated
at 16-4, was the fastest warrior and hardest hitter in the arena when he left.  No
question.  Not a chump.
     Best BA -- Celadus.  The best of a bunch of mediocre bashers in 2009.  Was a
chump.  A fast, hard-hitting chump, but still a chump.
     Best TP -- Makados, followed by Felicia.  Both were hard to hit and not afraid
to smack you silly.  Not chumps.
     Best AB -- Luna.  Nasty girl!  Definitely not a chump.
     Best LU -- Fhrain, followed by Bimbo Slice.  Fhrain was the warrior I least
wanted to fight in 2009.  Not chumps; however, both their managers are.
     Best SL -- Tie: Mr. Spock and Silver Saw.  Both chumps. Their managers too.
Especially that Ora guy.
     Best WS -- Lucky Eireann.  Like fighting a rock wall that hits back.  Was a
chump early in her career.  Not a chump now.
     Best PL -- Cuddle Me Tender, followed by Von Grov.  Cuddle was dominant, and
would have graduated at 20 FE if her mentally-challenged manager hadn't entered her
mistimed into a tourney where despite her 4-0 start was ambushed in a dark alley and
murdered.  *shakes head*
     Best PS -- Ice Shard.  Were there any others?  Big chump.  His manager too.
     Best PR -- Rindel.  The only one to live past puberty.  Half a chump.

     Best Duelmaster -- Luna, the most talented warrior from Lapur in 2009.
     Best Team Name -- Street Walkers and their consistently good warrior names.
     Worst Duelmaster -- Liternius.  If you look up "chump" in the dictionary,
there's a photo of Liternius next to the definition.
     Worst Team Name -- Plates.  Hahahaha.  Chumps.  All of them.
     Favorite Manager or Team -- Street Walkers.  What's not to like about street
walkers!?!?
     Best Warrior Name -- Meat Popsicle.  Was a BIG ol' chump, though.
     Most Disliked Manager or Team -- Retardacus and his Equestors.  Anyone who cries
"unfair" about losing to warriors with a third of the FE goes on my naughty list.
And then gets challenged as often as possible.
     Worst Warrior Name -- Every warrior from the Plates stable.
     Most Avoided Team -- Will Duel 4 Mead
     Best Personals Writer -- Sporkis
     Most Challenged Team -- Equestors. See above.
     Best Spotlight Writer -- Jorja
     Marcus Award -- Colossus.  An old-school warrior.  Was glad to see him make it
to graduation.
     Ahringol's Apprentice Award -- Will Duel 4 Mead.  They seemed to kill someone
every other turn.
     Bonnie Award -- Luna. You will not be missed.

Until I return and grace you with my presence,

Scruffy Puff, BOHICA

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 524): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): 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 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 524): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (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  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (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  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MID EARTH, since TRAIL OF 
TEARS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the taverns 
open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for CARDOW HUNTERS, whose 0-5-0 
this turn dropped them by 4 into 10th.  Ha!  TRAIL OF TEARS turned their 4-1-2 turn 
into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SNOWDROP win a 
fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TRINKET beat IRYANA and IRYANA lost 13 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like LAPUR has some guts at least, BIMBO 
SLICE the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  MR. SPOCK challenged 
LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as MR. SPOCK takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  LAPUR, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  EQUESTORS the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like OPEN HAND avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Now here's guts 
and stupidity all rolled into one, RINDEL challenged up 43 to take on VINDOCOMUS of 
EQUESTORS.  And The Burning Tree has banned VINDOCOMUS from service until next turn 
for losing to RINDEL and giving him 23 points in the process!  Ha!  I guess I can 
give a little credit to LIEUTENANT WORF of TREKKERS for challenging up by 24 to WHIP 
ME HOUSTON.  LIEUTENANT WORF lost to get 63 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  You can run, OSTARA, but maybe you can't hide from 
CLUBS 'N CLONES.  Killing GRU-MUNCHER is something the rest of TRAIL OF TEARS may not 
be able to help you with.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team 
is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. SPOCK 5380               17   9  0   117       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SAW 5287              15  10  1   115       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              24  21  0   107       EQUESTORS (158)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               20  23  1   103       EQUESTORS (158)
 RINDEL 5346                  18  15  0   103       MID EARTH (223)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             18   9  2    92       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 13   7  0    91       MID EARTH (223)
-IRON IMPACTER 5315           12   8  0    91       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWDROP 5400                14  10  0    89       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         18   8  0    85       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LHISSON 5456                 12   6  0    85       MID EARTH (223)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
-LUCKY EIREANN 5285           17  15  3    83       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         14  17  0    80       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELLIUS 5448                 11   9  0    66       EQUESTORS (158)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         12  14  0    63       TREKKERS (462)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               9   9  2    61       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARIUS 5467                   8   5  0    56       OPEN HAND (466)
 ATTICUS 5458                  9   9  0    53       EQUESTORS (158)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               11  17  1    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         7   8  1    47       CLAN CROW (456)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            6   6  0    47       TREKKERS (462)
 BAHRAM 5445                   7  11  1    39       OPEN HAND (466)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          4   0  0    38       CLAN CROW (456)
 PINKY 5491                    5   3  0    34       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTARA 5534                   2   1  2    33       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 TRINKET 5517                  2   1  0    33       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 METHODICAL MALICE 5539        2   0  0    33       MOSTLY MISSING (471)
 COMMANDER DATA 5470           7   6  0    32       TREKKERS (462)
 MAGDALA 5474                  6   4  1    31       OPEN HAND (466)
-THERAEUS 5506                 3   1  0    31       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            3   3  1    30       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 APRIL 5553                    2   0  1    26       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         6   4  0    22       METAL MINCERS (256)
 DAERELON 5532                 1   1  0    22       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 MENHOIR 5529                  2   2  0    21       MID EARTH (223)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             4   8  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 QUARK 5505                    3   2  0    20       TREKKERS (462)
 TANE 5480                     4   5  0    17       OPEN HAND (466)
 IRYANA 5492                   4   4  0    16       OPEN HAND (466)
 JEHLCH 5528                   3   1  0    16       MID EARTH (223)
-SARYN 5552                    1   0  0    15       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         1   1  0    15       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 SNOWSHADOW 5494               2   8  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARY WANNA 5558               1   0  1    14       STREET WALKERS (97)
 STORMRIDER 5520               3   2  0    11       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BIFF O'BRAGH 5497             2   4  1    11       CLAN CROW (456)
 LUCY LAWLESS 5559             1   0  0     6       STREET WALKERS (97)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 LOOPTY 5536                   0   1  0     1       MOSTLY MISSING (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKYDANCER 5521          2  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   APRIL 5553            633   
AELEKTYR 5530           0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           631  REVENGED
GRU-MUNCHER 5509        2  4 1 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           633   
GRUNDE 5508             0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  SKUNK CABBAGE 5512    629  REVENGED
FLAVIANUS 5524          0  4 0 EQUESTORS 158        MARY WANNA 5558       633   
BLUIDDVL 5226           7  5 1 PLATES 452           BIMBO SLICE 5386      629  NOT REVENGED
SEE YA 5551             1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    STONE GOLEM           633  NONE
VENOM 5550              1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    DARK CHAMPION         633  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bimbo Slice -- You BITxx!  That was mine!  Mine!  And you stole it with a
manipulation of your hips.  You BITxx! -- Silver Saw

Gotta give gratters ta Bimbo Slice.  Aye.  Champeen fight!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Mr. Spock -- I think I took one Trek too many.  You were my better.  Well done. --
Iron Impacter (getting a little rusty)

Fire Crystal -- I guess you were "All Shook Up"? -- Stainless Shaker

Q.  Metal Mincers -- Have you ever had a Beryllium Buffer?
A.  No, but you can be assured we will.  Thanks for the suggestion. -- Ora

Commander Data -- I must be gettin' too old for this, my limbs still ache, especially
the left bicep. -- Bahram

Snowdrop -- I may have gotten a wee bit overzealous in my challenging. -- Darius

Gru-Muncher -- Considering your performance, perhaps I should start munching some
grus myself. -- Magdala

     Make sure you get them with catsup.  Otherwise you can taste them.

Gellius -- Ugh, you again.  Someone in the commission must be trying to remind me of
the benefits of avoiding. -- Tane

     If this is what it takes....

Snowshadow -- Wow, that extra bowl of wheaties I had for breakfast really made a
difference! -- Iryana

Roadkill -- Thank your for the condolences on the lost tourney warriors.  My biggest
regret there is sandbagging them for so long, only to lose them both so quickly. --
Daemonspawn, mgr, Clubs 'n' Clones

Ostara -- Welcome to Lapur.  Now, don't kill any more of our warriors. -- Theraeus

Deadly Assassin -- Okay, who paid you!! -- Rindel

Encolpius -- I am surprised I beat you. -- Gaeglin

That one was for you Thernys, rest in peace old friend. -- Gaeglin

Butterfly -- Well fought, my dear.  Till we meet again. -- Lhisson

Methodical Malice -- I hope Ahringol comes for your soul in your next tourney! --
Jehlch

See Ya -- Piss off, ya damned Golem! -- Menhoir

Stainless Shaker -- Hmphf.  There's nothing wrong with a stain now and then.  Of
course, it's organic, and you don't seem to be deeply into organic. -- Fire Crystal

Lhisson -- Oh, well.  Can't say I'm surprised.  I could do with a strategy change, I
think. -- Butterfly

Iryana -- Damn, I didn't think I was THAT rude that you should slap me on the face
like that. -- Snowshadow
P.S.  Was I?

Quark -- So, are you a quark with a quirk?  Or just a quick one? -- Skydancer

Flavianus -- Ah, my thanks!  There's a certain sweet savor in getting the only win
for the team.  Not that more winners wouldn't be good, but if we can only have one...
let it be me, eh? -- Stormrider

Open Hand -- Thank you for the compliment.  You will have noticed that I'm taking a
sabbatical to let my keyboard cool down, but I will be back to finish the Edge of
Night and probably do something else.  Suggestions and volunteers are always
welcomed. -- Uncle Wolf, Jorja, the Scribe

Jehlch -- How do you think I came to be penniless? -- Kordegk Redstone, Penniless
Lord

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
VENOM was narrowly killed by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
GRU-MUNCHER was slaughtered by OSTARA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
SILVER SAW overpowered GAEGLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MR. SPOCK devastated BIMBO SLICE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
RINDEL devastated VINDOCOMUS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LIEUTENANT WORF was viciously subdued by WHIP ME HOUSTON in a 5 minute fight.
BAHRAM was vanquished by ATTICUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CONSTABLE ODO defeated PINKY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
COMMANDER DATA was beaten by DARIUS in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
MAGDALA beat QUARK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SKUNK CABBAGE savagely defeated STAINLESS SHAKER in a 3 minute Challenge match.
JEHLCH bested SNOWSHADOW in a exciting 4 minute Challenge battle.
DAERELON devastated FIRE CRYSTAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MENHOIR handily defeated STORMRIDER in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ENCOLPIUS bested LHISSON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MISTY RAIN was overpowered by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
SNOWDROP devastated PENNILESS LORD in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BUTTERFLY was overpowered by GELLIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IRYANA was handily defeated by TRINKET in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
TANE was overpowered by METHODICAL MALICE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SKYDANCER was murdered by APRIL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FLAVIANUS was slaughtered by MARY WANNA in a 1 minute gory mismatched fray.
RAPID ADJUSTMENT demolished IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
LOOPTY lost to LUCY LAWLESS in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  18 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  37 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        32 -  28 -  6      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  40 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  27 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  38 -  4      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 633 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MR. SPOCK 5380             17   9  0  117 TREKKERS (462)
STRIKING ATTACK  VINDOCOMUS 5251            24  21  0  107 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                18  15  0  103 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   BIMBO SLICE 5386           18   9  2   92 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              14  10  0   89 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               12   6  0   85 MID EARTH (223)
BASHING ATTACK   GELLIUS 5448               11   9  0   66 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VINDOCOMUS 5251.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397.  The ten other most popular fighters were VENOM 5550, 
SNOWSHADOW 5494, SKUNK CABBAGE 5512, SNOWDROP 5400, DARIUS 5467, MR. SPOCK 5380, 
MENHOIR 5529, TRINKET 5517, LUCY LAWLESS 5559, and RINDEL 5346.

The least popular fighter this week was SEE YA 5551.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOOPTY 5536, RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545, FLAVIANUS 5524, SKYDANCER 5521, 
TANE 5480, IRYANA 5492, BUTTERFLY 5388, STAINLESS SHAKER 5479, PINKY 5491, and 
GAEGLIN 5437.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VINDOCOMUS (29-5251) EQUESTORS (158)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

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

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 99:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

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

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

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

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

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, July 7, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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