Date   : 04/28/2010    Duedate: 05/11/2010


DM-30    TURN-626

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4821) [16-4-1,160]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SENATOR WILEY                  CUP
LENPROS (145)                  ANGRY BEES (464)
(30-4821) [16-4-1,160]         (30-4846) [4-2-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOONDOG                        CUP
RED DOG GANG (356)             ANGRY BEES (464)
(30-4790) [14-32-1,83]         (30-4846) [4-2-0,32]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LENPROS (145)               27
2. ANGRY BEES (464)            18      LENPROS (145)
3. STEEL BLADES (159)          16      Unchartered Team
4. HER BEST ASSETS (461)       13
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           9      ANGRY BEES (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1162 700 33 62.4   1/ 1 STEEL BLADES (159)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 STEEL BLADES (159)       338 293 20 53.6   2/ 2 LENPROS (145)             9  2 0
 3/ 0 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     31  27  3 53.4   3/ 3*ANGRY BEES (464)          7  8 2
 4/ 3*ANGRY BEES (464)          15  15  2 50.0   4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 1
 5/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)       676 862 15 44.0   5/ 0 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 643): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): CHAWLIE ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 627): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 627): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 625): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): FINALITY of SUPERIOR FORCES 3P (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 643): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 627): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 627): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 625): STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): CHAWLIE ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 627): JILIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 588): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): HARBINGER OF WOE of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome IAYE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with HONEY?  She 
actually beat STEEL BLADES' BUCK NAKED, and walked away with 11 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at ANGRY BEES.  STINGER lost 3 points to WHITE THIGHS.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe STINGER will provide more easy wins...  Try as he 
might, MASEMA wasn't good enough at persuading SENATOR WILEY to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
STEEL BLADES.  In my day, no team with a 335-291-20 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, LENPROS?  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights 
that SHADE gets in.  He fights people like BUZZ, 9 points below.  I thought SHADE 
showed great skill and promise when he won victory over BUZZ.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  LITTLE ROSIE was plum wore out after MAJOR MARTIN 
pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  RED DOG GANG'll have to get a little better before 
going after MAJOR MARTIN again!  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR WILEY 4821           16   4  1   160       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIPS 4800                    13   0  0   128       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 TYPHON 3713                  14   9  1   107       STEEL BLADES (159)
 SISTER MARY JANE 4831        15   1  0   103       LENPROS (145)
 MASEMA 3714                  15   7  1    98       STEEL BLADES (159)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                    20  30  0    90       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MAJOR MARTIN 4807            24   4  0    89       LENPROS (145)
 MOONDOG 4790                 14  32  1    83       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE ROSIE 4834             9   6  1    66       RED DOG GANG (356)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEALTH 3762                  6   0  0    42       STEEL BLADES (159)
 SHADE 3764                    4   2  1    40       STEEL BLADES (159)
 STRIPE 4835                   7   6  0    35       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEE-STUNG LIPS 4829           5   3  1    32       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 CUP 4846                      4   2  0    32       ANGRY BEES (464)
 WHITE THIGHS 4833             3   2  1    28       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZ 4842                     3   3  0    22       ANGRY BEES (464)
-CLEAVAGE 4838                 2   2  0    19       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 SPLASH 4849                   3   1  0    18       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HONEY 4843                    2   4  0    18       ANGRY BEES (464)
 QUEEN 4847                    3   1  1    15       ANGRY BEES (464)
 BUCK NAKED 4848               2   2  0    14       STEEL BLADES (159)
 STINGER 4845                  2   4  1    11       ANGRY BEES (464)
 MA MILLER 4851                1   0  0    10       LENPROS (145)
 SULTRY SWAY 4850              0   1  0     5       HER BEST ASSETS (461)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CARPENTER 4844          1  1 0 ANGRY BEES 464       WHITE THIGHS 4833     622  NONE
DUKE OF WINDSOR 4840    2  3 0 LENPROS 145          SHADE 3764            623  REVENGED
PRIVATE BOOKS 4841      3  2 0 LENPROS 145          LITTLE ROSIE 4834     625  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIGGITY DOG 4793       14 19 0 RED DOG GANG 356     SENATOR WILEY 4821    622  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry, guys.  Running blind for 4-27-10.  Good luck to all.  Health.  Humility.
Honor. -- Lenpro

I surely hope I make it out of the Mailer alive and better skilled so I can say, "Hi,
Iaye." -- Ma Miller, Lenpros

Major Martin -- Salute!  That was oh so close.  I thought you had me. -- Masema

Buzz -- I was distracted by a noise in my ear.  Pesky insects. -- Buck Naked

Queen -- Let's discuss that fight over a few drinks.  Care to join me? -- Shade

Cup -- I should win one of those for going 5-0.  Bring on Lord Stanley! -- Stealth

Spud -- I'll take you to the park and throw some balls for you to make up for the
spanking I just gave you. -- Typhon

Typhon -- Would it help if I pouted?  I have a rather good pout. -- Spud

Senator Wiley -- I wish you would teach me more tricks.  I like tricks. -- Moondog
P.S.  People give me treats when I do tricks.

Private Books -- Well, *I* didn't do it.  Just a little nip, that's all. -- Little
Rosie, not a bad dog, really!

Stinger -- I don't mind.  I mean, I mind, but not much, you know?  Like honey and
pepper. -- Stripe

Honey -- Jorja says I can't come into the guildhouse until I wash it off, but that's
okay.  I like to swim, and there's a whole big lake handy. -- Splash

Major Martin -- Well, of COURSE I'm a dog!  Didn't you know? -- Moondog

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHADE bested BUZZ in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
BUCK NAKED was vanquished by HONEY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SENATOR WILEY savagely defeated MASEMA in a action packed 1 minute bloody Title fight.
SISTER MARY JANE bested MOONDOG in a 4 minute fight.
TYPHON overpowered SPUD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAJOR MARTIN bested LITTLE ROSIE in a 4 minute duel.
STEALTH defeated BEE-STUNG LIPS in a 2 minute struggle.
STRIPE beat FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute brawl.
STINGER was handily defeated by WHITE THIGHS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CUP viciously subdued SPLASH in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel.
QUEEN defeated SULTRY SWAY in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
MA MILLER defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a dull 4 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   2 -  0      89  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   4 -  1      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  17 -  4      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 626 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SENATOR WILEY 4821         16   4  1  160 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      SISTER MARY JANE 4831      15   1  0  103 LENPROS (145)
BASHING ATTACK   MASEMA 3714                15   7  1   98 STEEL BLADES (159)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE ROSIE 4834           9   6  1   66 RED DOG GANG (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRIPE 4835                 7   6  0   35 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOONDOG 4790.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CUP 4846.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHADE 3764, SENATOR WILEY 
ROSIE 4834, SPLASH 4849, STRIPE 4835, and WHITE THIGHS 4833.

The least popular fighter this week was MA MILLER 4851.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SULTRY SWAY 4850, STINGER 4845, SPUD 4783, BUCK NAKED 4848, QUEEN 4847, 
STEALTH 3762, MAJOR MARTIN 4807, MASEMA 3714, HONEY 4843, and BUZZ 4842.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:



     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes