DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2011    Duedate: 12/13/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-672

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KICKER MURPHY
CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5622) [9-8-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KICKER MURPHY                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CLAN CROW (456)                
(29-5622) [9-8-2,111]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULPHOR                         PUB O'CONNOR
MID EARTH (223)                CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5671) [14-11-3,90]         (29-5702) [6-4-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN CROW (456)             40
2. TREKKERS (462)              32      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         26      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN HAND (466)             20
5. MID EARTH (223)             12MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS (318)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      666 444 19 60.0   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 1
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)             117  80  2 59.4   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 2
 3- 4*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        19  16  1 54.3   3/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)       7  4 1
 4/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          631 565 30 52.8   4/ 4 TREKKERS (462)            7  7 1
 5/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      360 329 22 52.2   5/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)           5  4 1
 6/ 7 CLAN CROW (456)          135 146 11 48.0   6/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  7 0
 7/ 8 TREKKERS (462)           142 159  5 47.2   7/ 8 BOHICA (449)              4  2 0
 8/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     624 744 14 45.6   8/ 5 OPEN HAND (466)           4 11 0
 9/10 OPEN HAND (466)           52  71  3 42.3   9- 9*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 271): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
                (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 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  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                  (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Other than fighting some DA monster, my final act here in Lapur will be to mold
this DM Column into a legacy for Beryllium Buffer.  (That's me!)
     I was born 14-10-7-21-9-12-11 as a Striker, with -2 Riposte and +3 Decisiveness.
I did/do good damage and have normal endurance.  I have amassed a 13-3-2 arena record
and a 24-15-2 tournament record.  I have 6 DM Titles and 1 TV. (Adepts)
     I learn really well ("Dang smart he be.  Aye." says Oremaster.) at 2.34 skills
per fight.  I have an Advanced Master in Decise, plus Masters in Attack and
Initiative, with an Adex in Riposte.  I leave the Parrying and Defense for pansies.
(Hah! Gotcha, there, Platinum Punch!)
     I like all kinds of weapons:
20-66-12 BS
18-48-7 DA
8-32-5 BA
2-16-0 GA
4-98-1 LO/SC/WH/SS/HA combined
    My favorites, you wonder?  Well, The Commission has not yet informed me.
Actually it may be The Commission, or it may be that Ora and Oremaster are "sitting
on them" as they wager their own little love and marriage wars.  (Sigh)  Good thing I
AM A CYBORG and do not need any managing.
     Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and have Great Face
in Tempe.  I'm outta here!
          Beryllium Buffer, DMVI, TVI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Tsk, tsk, ANSHIN beat PUB O'CONNOR and 
PUB O'CONNOR lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, 
our Duelmaster SHEWISH GIANT Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, LAPUR may be getting bland, as BERYLLIUM BUFFER stays top dog in the 
city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From LAPUR's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  TREKKERS was the most avoided team? 
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like BLACK 
SAMURAI avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  SOLWYN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was 
the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to KICKER 
MURPHY of CLAN CROW for challenging up by 20 to SWEET BIRCH.  KICKER MURPHY killed to 
get 111 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LAPUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Whoa!  I'll even buy BERYLLIUM BUFFER a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on its good side!  Gee, 
BOHICA, ain't it past due for sending PAPPADEAUX Dark Arena?  What took ol' '8-8-0' 
so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and 
girls, SWEET BIRCH of CARDOW HUNTERS has added the final loss to hers 13-8-0.  Tee 
hee!  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see SOLWYN and MID 
EARTH at The Warty Toad tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over CAPTAIN 
KIRK.  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                  
 KICKER MURPHY 5622            9   8  2   111       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BISMUTH BENDER 5692          11   0  0   100       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435         11   6  0    96       BOHICA (449)
 PRIORE 5628                  18  13  0    94       MID EARTH (223)
 DARIUS 5467                  14   7  0    94       OPEN HAND (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULPHOR 5671                  14  11  3    90       MID EARTH (223)
 BAHRAM 5445                  11  15  1    72       OPEN HAND (466)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         12   5  0    71       CLAN CROW (456)
 AKUMU 4674                   14  17  1    68       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERO 5707                     8  10  0    66       TREKKERS (462)
-FLIE 5488                     5   1  0    66       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-SAMM 5489                     5   2  0    63       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 HARDWOOD 5611                14  19  0    61       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ANSHIN 4861                  10   4  0    60       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               11   7  1    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAG OF BONES 5460             7   3  0    53       BOHICA (449)
 PUB O'CONNOR 5702             6   4  0    53       CLAN CROW (456)
 SULU 5705                    10   9  0    52       TREKKERS (462)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         11   5  0    50       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CALYPSO 5710                  8   2  0    47       BOHICA (449)
 SOLWYN 5753                   5   2  0    46       MID EARTH (223)
 CLAYBANK 5699                 8  12  0    45       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GOWRON 5719                   8   7  1    43       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGDALA 5474                  7  11  1    33       OPEN HAND (466)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754             4   2  1    33       TREKKERS (462)
 TANE 5480                     7  10  0    31       OPEN HAND (466)
 IRYANA 5492                   6  10  0    28       OPEN HAND (466)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            3   1  0    26       CLAN CROW (456)
-CHISAHARU 5180                5   0  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENIEN 5758                   2   3  0    24       MID EARTH (223)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHARDIN 5486                  3   4  0    23       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-STEEL SHARPENER 5748          3   4  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
-DANYA 5487                    2   5  0    17       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 ROUGAROU 5735                 2   3  0    15       BOHICA (449)
 DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          1   0  0    10       CLAN CROW (456)
 SEIDAI 5766                   1   0  0     6       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 GUL DUKAT 5770                0   1  0     1       TREKKERS (462)
 WINDFLOWER 5772               0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TAKACHI 5425            1  4 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    STONE GOLEM           672  NONE
PAPPADEAUX 5440         8  9 0 BOHICA 449           STONE GOLEM           672  NONE
STORMRIDER 5520        18 25 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           671   
SWEET BIRCH 5691       13  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   KICKER MURPHY 5622    672   
RUG 63297 5771          0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        SHEWISH GIANT         672  NONE
SALLE 5736              5  3 0 MID EARTH 223        CAPTAIN KIRK 5754     670  JUST REVENGED
KHAN 5717               8  7 0 TREKKERS 462         GRASSFIRE 5715        670   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Visionist -- Wow!  A big 57 point gain !  Your guys are awesome! -- Ora

'N nary none word 'o me borgs goin' 4-0!  This'n old miner bea rootin' fer ye best'n
team, Ora. -- Oremaster

Grassfire -- I came prepared with all kinds of flame smothering devices and it worked
on you.  Now for a little flame in my belly, I'll have a double shot of moonshine.
Ah, bummer!  Didn't work!  Some days it does not pay to be a borg. -- Plutonium Punch

Tekachi -- Thanks for trying, Bud.  You got me on an "on" day.  Yes! -- Steel
Sharpener

Veteran Merc?!  I like fighting any kind of Mercenary.  They usually have money in
their pockets, and to the victor gors the spoils. -- Bismuth Bender

Darius -- I see what you mean by the secret strategy.  (wink) -- Beryllium Buffer

Yeah, Jorja; my hubby has a back problem all right.  Won't come come back from the
bar.  Won't come back from the golf course.  Won't come back from the borg house. --
Ora

... It's funny, I gained more recognition being hammered by the undefeated Bismuth
Bender, than you gained by winning.  People come up to me on the street, "Hey, didn't
you get your arse handed to you by what's-his-name?" ...  Now that be might funny,
Bahram.  Aye!  Ye gots yer class! -- Oremaster

A very fine team spotlight by those Open Handers.  Very nice. -- Ora, et al

Uh, yeah, I be around here somewheres.  I jest ain't fought yet. -- Lead Lancer

Kicker Murphy -- So Darius talks me into wearing less armor and look what happens!
Last time I take advice from some young striker. -- Bahram

Beryllium Buffer -- Now you see my strategy?  I lose to you, you maintain your
position as Duelmaster, you get drafted to the isle, I take the throne!  Clever, eh?
Well, we'll see if that last part works out. -- Darius

Solwyn -- This losing streak is really making me grumpy!  "Solwyn is the victor.  The
audience cheers Solwyn.  Solwyn's so exciting.  Solwyn learns a bunch of skills."
Bah!  I think I'll go down to the jailhouse and find some Convicted Thieves to beat
on. -- Magdala

Claybank -- Redheads inspire you eh?  I'll have to remember to dye my hair next time.
What color makes you fall down? -- Magdala

Anshin -- Talk about famous last words!  Tell you what, you just come and find me
when you're ready to surrender like you were supposed to. -- Tane

Grassfire -- Oooh, Grassfire, or can I call you my GF?  You turn my DA into a LO.  My
EP into a GS!  My SS into a LS!!  My FI into... well, never mind about that.  But
what exactly did the spyreporter mean by "everybody wants a piece of Grassfire"? --
Tane

Captain Kirk -- My goodness, Captain!  So vicious!  Was that a bit of revenge for
giving you your only loss so far?  Anyway, I don't think my defense was a secure as I
was led to believe. -- Iryana

Open Hand -- Good spotlight! -- Jorja

Oremaster and Ora -- There are good beach parties in Bonsur. -- Jorja

Oremaster -- Re our previous winning turn, you see how it doesn't last.  This time,
1-4-0-1.  Bleh. -- Jorja

Magdala -- Desperation is fine... sometimes.  Mostly, you're right, better to just
call it a day ans surrender. -- Claybank
P.S.  Actually, we have no desperation strategy.  We just keep on fighting.  Stupid,
maybe, but there it is.

Congratulations to the Beryllium Buffer.  Seldom have we seen beryllium buffed to
such a sheen! -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Plutonium Punch -- I started out so well, like a house (or a field) on fire, but
then... your plutonium packs quite a punch.  Ouch. -- Grassfire, burning out too
quickly
P.S.  But you know how it is, grass fires leave no coals to give sustained heat.

Ulphor -- Not the kind of experience I wanted.  Ouch.  Jorja says this name is going
to be retired, it's "cursed."  Which means if I want to reincarnate, I'll have to
come back as someone else.  That's a weird thought.  Will I even recognize myself, if
I'm someone else? -- Ghost of Stormrider

Cairraig Amadan -- Have you Crows been here straight along and slipped under our
sights through being silent, or did you just return from somewhere?  Whichever it is,
glad to see you, and especially glad to get the win.  This isn't the best turn we've
ever had, but at least *I* get the win. -- Sweet Birch, crowing a little

Priore -- I feel like one of those wooden posts out in the practice field, the ones
that everybody takes a turn hacking away at.  Not that you needed any help.  Jorja
says I have "wood chips everywhere, and way too many splinters," but I'm resisting
her implication that I might actually *be* wooden, so I'll just say, "Ouch." --
Hardwood

Calypso -- You are a pretty little thing, aren't you?  But I can't sing, and it turns
out I can't dance fast enough to keep up with you.  How about a date where we just
sit quietly and talk?  (And eat, of course.) -- Claybank
P.S.  What insurance policy?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BERYLLIUM BUFFER butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PAPPADEAUX was killed by STONE GOLEM in a exciting 4 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
TAKACHI was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RUG 63297 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
SOLWYN subdued CAPTAIN KIRK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN was savagely defeated by DARIUS in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
KICKER MURPHY easily killed SWEET BIRCH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
BAHRAM vanquished HARDWOOD in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
NERO vanquished PLUTONIUM PUNCH in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAGDALA was defeated by SULU in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
TANE was overpowered by CLAYBANK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WENIEN demolished ROUGAROU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ULPHOR was bested by PENNILESS LORD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's battle.
CASIMIR PULASKI handily defeated AKUMU in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PRIORE overpowered DEADLY ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
PUB O'CONNOR was luckily beaten by ANSHIN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brawl.
GRASSFIRE devastated IRYANA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CALYPSO savagely defeated SPIN MCDUECAN in a 7 minute brutal bout.
GOWRON beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute fight.
DOUBLE MCDIPPER handily defeated GUL DUKAT in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
SEIDAI savagely defeated WINDFLOWER in a 2 minute brutal beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  17 -  3      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  23 -  3      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  36 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  24 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 672 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KICKER MURPHY 5622          9   8  2  111 CLAN CROW (456)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIORE 5628                18  13  0   94 MID EARTH (223)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARIUS 5467                14   7  0   94 OPEN HAND (466)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULPHOR 5671                14  11  3   90 MID EARTH (223)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       12   5  0   71 CLAN CROW (456)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             11   7  1   57 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       PUB O'CONNOR 5702           6   4  0   53 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                  10   9  0   52 TREKKERS (462)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULPHOR 5671.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PUB O'CONNOR 5702.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAPPADEAUX 5440, DARIUS 
5467, ULPHOR 5671, SEIDAI 5766, TAKACHI 5425, SOLWYN 5753, BAHRAM 5445, CASIMIR 
PULASKI 5435, PRIORE 5628, and GOWRON 5719.

The least popular fighter this week was SPIN MCDUECAN 5728.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRYANA 5492, AKUMU 4674, ROUGAROU 5735, TANE 5480, PLUTONIUM 
PUNCH 5669, SWEET BIRCH 5691, CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, RUG 63297 5771, WINDFLOWER 5772, 
and DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BERYLLIUM BUFFER (29-5592) METAL MINCERS (256)

                        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!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (201-134-9)                5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
COBRA 4355 (75-51-1)                   0  5  0         DEATH THREAT         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HIMEY THE PIMP 730 (59-45-1)           7  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
WILD THANG! 2393 (34-28-0)             1  3  0         STREET WALKERS       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAGING FIRE 4407 (32-21-3)             3  3  0         DEATH THREAT         
MAD DOG MONTANA 4984 (31-31-6)         1  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802 (29-20-0)           0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HYDROPONICUS 4605 (14-5-0)             5  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          
QUARK 5505 (23-17-1)                   3  3  0         TREKKERS             
GOLDIE 4805 (30-18-5)                  2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
REWRITE 2926 (27-15-1)                 2  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
LIME 5178 (18-7-1)                     0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
LUNA 5179 (16-8-0)                     0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YARARA 5515 (9-2-1)                    3  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        
GILEAN YASUR 5567 (13-9-0)             0  2  0         CLUBS 'N CLONES      
YEAR OF THE CAT 4624 (11-4-0)          0  2  0         ARENA FELINES        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592 (11-3-2)         5  3  0         METAL MINCERS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BISMUTH BENDER 5692 (9-0-0)            8  3  0         METAL MINCERS        
DR. STRANGELEAF 4659 (15-5-1)          5  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          
CASIMIR PULASKI 5435 (10-6-0)          2  3  0         BOHICA               
NERO 5707 (6-9-0)                      2  3  0         TREKKERS             
YYTTRIA 5697 (4-1-1)                   1  3  0         CLUBS 'N CLONES      
CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518 (12-3-0)          0  2  0         CLAN CROW            
KICKER MURPHY 5622 (7-8-1)             0  2  0         CLAN CROW            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JETER 5716 (4-3-1)                     1  2  0  DEAD   SERPENTS HOLD        
PUB O'CONNOR 5702 (5-3-0)              1  3  0         CLAN CROW            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN KIRK 5754 (2-1-0)             10  3  1         TREKKERS             
ROUGAROU 5735 (1-2-0)                  3  3  0         BOHICA               
BOSCO 5638 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GASOLINE DREAMS 5739 (0-0-0)           6  3  0         STANKONIA            
BOB 5742 (0-0-0)                       3  3  0         STANKONIA            
GOOTASTIC 5639 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
MUGSY MCMUGGER 5734 (0-0-0)            1  2  1  DEAD   CLAN CROW            
SUBJECT NO. 217 5640 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719 (9-9-2)        1  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  
MISS CONDUCT II 4156 (12-6-1)          0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TESSA 4838 (12-4-1)                    3  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
PINKY 5491 (18-7-0)                    2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
VOW OF SILENCE 5130 (1-0-0)            1  3  0         HILLTOP GURUS        
JURASSIC JORDON 5008 (10-5-1)          0  2  0  DEAD   STREET WALKERS       
KINKY KIM 3772 (4-1-0)                 0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AYA 5159 (7-5-1)                       4  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
CYBORG 420 4547 (10-4-1)               4  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN PICARD 5384 (4-1-0)            6  3  0         TREKKERS             
NULDOR 5374 (3-2-0)                    4  3  0         MID EARTH            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KANA 5339 (0-1-0)                      3  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
REN 5090 (1-1-0)                       0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD