DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2014    Duedate: 06/20/2014

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-370

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PITCHFORK
USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
(31-6476) [13-4-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PITCHFORK                      TOKVY SWORDMAGE
USEFUL WEAPONS (636)           SHADOWHOLD (640)
(31-6476) [13-4-1,106]         (31-6507) [4-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAPTOR                         PITCHFORK
THE CANUCKS (58)               USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
(31-4594) [19-23-1,86]         (31-6476) [13-4-1,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       42
2. AVENGERS (146)              38      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. SHADOWHOLD (640)            36      Unchartered Team
4. JUST DESSERTS (569)         34
5. THE STORM REAVERS (408)     26      OTTOBAHN (639)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      64  27  2 70.3   1/ 3 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)    10  2 1
 2/ 2 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     30  19  2 61.2   2/ 1 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  9  6 0
 3/ 3*OTTOBAHN (639)            18  14  0 56.3   3/ 2 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      8  3 0
 4/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)       352 284 25 55.3   4/ 5 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     7  6 1
 5/ 5 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 347 290 13 54.5   5/14 JUST DESSERTS (569)       6  1 0
 6/ 0 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     293 257 19 53.3   6- 8 THE OTHER ONES (404)      6  3 1
 7/ 7 AVENGERS (146)           315 320 21 49.6   7/ 6*OTTOBAHN (639)            6  7 0
 8/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    374 387 54 49.1   8/ 4 THE CANUCKS (58)          6  8 1
 9/ 6*SHADOWHOLD (640)          16  18  0 47.1   9/ 7 NUMBERS GAME (403)        6  9 0
10/11 JUST DESSERTS (569)       65  74  3 46.8  10/13 AVENGERS (146)            5 10 1
11/ 9 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  178 210 19 45.9  11/11*GREAT OLD ONES (643)      4  9 0
12/10 THE CANUCKS (58)         310 367 26 45.8  12/12 NECRONOMICON (577)        4 10 0
13-12 THE OTHER ONES (404)      53  72  3 42.4  13/ 9*SHADOWHOLD (640)          4 11 0
14-15 KAOS II (606)             10  19  0 34.5  14/10 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   3 11 0
15/14*GREAT OLD ONES (643)       7  15  0 31.8  15/ 0 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/16 NECRONOMICON (577)        21  49  2 30.0  16-15 KAOS II (606)             0  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 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): LUMP of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 274): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): FEVER PITCH et al (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Almost missed fighting last turn.  Had it not been for some magical portal
device called "The Facsimile," I might have missed defending my title.  Ghab will
have to explain to me how this device works some time.  It is so "other worldly."
     The tournament did not go well for me.  After defeating a Total Parry in one
minute on the first fight, I got back-to-back matchups to strikers (me without a
Decisiveness tactic).  I then got ripped by a solid Parry-Riposte.  So it goes....
     I graduate with an Advanced Master in Initiative, Master in Attack, and Advanced
Experts in Decisiveness and Riposte.  I'm aggressive in nature and favor Initiative
routines (+4 bonus).  Although I was sure that Scimitar was my favorite weapon, it
turns out I'm adept with Shortsword (bummer).
     For hoots and hollers, I'm off to the Dark Arena with shortswords in both hands.
Then I pack my bags for Talahya.
     It's been a pleasure to be your Duelmaster for the last couple of turns.  I'm
pleased that since coming back to the sands, my record was 7-0-1.  At least I pulled
my weight!
     Fight well or die trying!

                                          Malice
                                          Assassin Nation

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome to turn 369.  Chimlevtal saw 14 teams bring 54 warriors to the sands in
28 fights.  In addition, 5 of those teams sent a total of 10 unpromising recruits to
the Dark Arena.
     Reflecting on what I saw today, the highlight for me had to be the only
significant downchallenge of the turn.  CHO'GALL went down 8 points in his challenge
to ISHIBO.  Likely looking for an easy win, skills, and even in a loss, CHO'GALL
would at least be lower ranked.  However, sometimes plans do not work.  ISHIBO is
tired of being considered a mark and a teacher.  But today, in this downchallenge,
ISHIBO killed his challenger.  ISHIBO has now won twice in a row.
     With the loss, THE STORM REAVERS clearly had the worst turn, at 1-4-0-4.
Granted three of those were Dark Arena fights, but it can't be encouraging for a
manager to look at his stable and only see a single warrior that he can fight.  I
wiss him the best in the replacements that he finds.  Three other teams also went 1-
4.
     On the other side of the coin, two teams won 4 fights and both only fought 4!
BASH BROS OCEAN would have to be given the nod for the best turn, though, as they won
2 awards.  JUST DESSERTS will just have to be satisfied with the wins, since they
received no awards.  USEFUL WEAPONS also had a fine (almost fantastic) turn.  They
only went 2-2 in their fights, but they made those fights count, turning them into 4
awards (just missing that magical 5-spot).
     BASH BROS OCEAN, THE STORM REAVERS, and THE CANUCKS each received 6 avoids for
the turn in a tie for the most avoided team.  I suppose I'll call WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U
the team that avoided the leaders the most (they put 5 of the 18 avoids in).  There
was plenty of other avoiding going on, though.  13 total teams were avoided with 25
warriors issuing avoids.  And it wasn't too far off from a 4-5 way tie, since
AVENGERS received 5 avoids and WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U received 4 avoids.
     What other fights caught my attention?  The three unsuccessful bloodfeuds were
amusing (only because they all failed, not because of the nature of those fights).
I'll be honest and admit that MALICE's fight against the mighty STONE GOLEM was about
as exciting as any other fight.  I really thought he was going to pull it out, but it
didn't happen.  So the throne was left vacant, his 7 win streak broken, and MALICE
was packed with his back for shipment to Talahya.  So much for carrying his own
weight.  His weight will be carried until he is resurrected.
     PITCHFORK took the throne by challenging AMUR.  Likely Smithy was thinking AMUR
would prepare for another scum fight.  Surprise!  Same team, but this time you're
facing a slasher!  Oh, and AMUR, you were also the most challenged warrior this turn.
     PUMPKIN ROLL extended his undefeated streak to 4 by beating another 2-0
undefeated warrior.  He still has ample opportunty to reach 5-0 since he's not
reached Adepts yet.
     I remember there being a really long fight, too, but it escapes me who was in
it.  And I don't think anyone but the two in the arena cared who won that one.  Maybe
their managers also cared.
     A beautiful day to watch fights, for sure.  And the fights were good.  I wish I
had time to talk about every fight, but I do not.  So my report ends here and I look
forward to seeing them again in a month! -- Belinda

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCHFORK 6476               13   4  1   106       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAWEED 6370                 10   3  1   101       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 TRASH CAN 6478               18   3  0   100       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656        14   3  1   100       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 AMUR 6323                    22  32  0    98       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE INAUDIBLE 6490            8   2  1    90       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 KILROGG DEADEYE 6397         16   4  0    88       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-ROGUE 3593                   11  11  0    88       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 RAPTOR 4594                  19  23  1    86       THE CANUCKS (58)
 NINE-TAILED FOX 6359         11   5  0    78       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-RAVAGED 3592                 15   8  0    71       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 ARSON 6439                    9   9  0    67       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASEBALL BAT 6474            12   6  1    65       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 TEAM CAPTAIN 6190             8   5  0    64       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-DEFIANCE 4262                 9   7  2    60       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 PRAIRIE FIRE 6527             7   1  1    60       THE CANUCKS (58)
 LITTER 6523                   7   2  1    60       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 ISHIBO 6441                   7  12  1    59       AVENGERS (146)
-HUAYRA 6501                   4   2  0    57       OTTOBAHN (639)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAND NEW CHICK 6380          4   1  0    48       KAOS II (606)
 MR. FREEZE 6524               6   3  0    47       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 TOKVY SWORDMAGE 6507          4   2  0    45       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 STRATOS 6499                  4   3  0    38       OTTOBAHN (639)
 ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             4   1  0    36       NUMBERS GAME (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROPE 6475                     5   5  0    33       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 DR. SOX 6488                  5   5  0    33       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 PUMPKIN ROLL 6431             4   0  0    33       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-TANTRUM 5083                  3   0  1    33       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466       8   3  0    29       THE CANUCKS (58)
 SHARK 6525                    5   4  0    29       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 MALIGN 6542                   2   2  1    29       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 YETI 6497                     4   3  0    28       OTTOBAHN (639)
 CONTEMPT 6541                 3   3  1    28       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 SOJUTSU 6482                  4   7  0    26       AVENGERS (146)
 THE KITCHEN SINK 6388         2   1  0    26       JUST DESSERTS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHO 7 6551                    2   2  0    24       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYO 6470                      5   8  0    23       AVENGERS (146)
 THE GUMMY NAZI 6386           3   2  0    23       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 ARNAGE 6563                   2   0  0    21       OTTOBAHN (639)
 K'NAR'ST 6529                 2   2  0    20       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 CAPTAIN MORGAN 6283           2   1  0    20       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SHAZU 6574                    1   1  0    20       NECRONOMICON (577)
 ERAFARA WARGEN 6503           2   5  0    19       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 CTHULHU 6533                  2   1  0    18       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 311 6576                      1   1  0    18       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 URAKO WITSTEALER 6505         3   4  0    17       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 ODACHI 6569                   1   2  0    16       AVENGERS (146)
 FHTAGN 6516                   3   6  0    15       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 DISGRACE 6543                 3   3  0    14       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-CHOCO TACO 6390               1   1  0    12       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MOTHER LODE 6454              3   1  0    11       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 PRIVATE PLACE 6522            1   0  0    11       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 LYTHALIA 6579                 1   0  0    10       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 FAILED SPELL 6568             2   1  0     9       NECRONOMICON (577)
 PAGE 4 6582                   1   0  0     9       NECRONOMICON (577)
 DIMENTO 6564                  2   1  0     7       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 MYNOGHRA 6572                 1   1  0     4       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 YORITH 6573                   1   1  0     4       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 SNOW ANGEL 6565               0   3  0     3       THE CANUCKS (58)
 1000 UMBRELLAS 6577           0   2  0     2       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-PERISH 6550                   0   1  0     1       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-DAA 6468                      0   1  0     1       KAOS II (606)
 I'M EIGHTEEN 6589             0   1  0     1       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 WET NOODLE 6556               0   1  0     1       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DISOBEDIENCE 5209       6 10 1 ASSASSIN NATION 515  LIGHTBRINGER          370  NONE
MALICE 4986            18 14 3 ASSASSIN NATION 515  STONE GOLEM           370  NONE
ODACHI 6546             0  2 0 AVENGERS 146         MALIGN 6542           366  REVENGED
MASKIM XUL 5595         4  8 0 NECRONOMICON 577     LITTER 6523           368   
PAGE 2 6580             0  1 0 NECRONOMICON 577     PREACHER              370  NONE
PAGE 3 6581             0  1 0 NECRONOMICON 577     SHEWISH GIANT         370  NONE
PAGES OF FLESH 6560     0  1 0 NECRONOMICON 577     CONTEMPT 6541         369   
AWESOME 80'S 5954       9  8 0 NUMBERS GAME 403     SEAWEED 6370          367   
DATA 2 6583             0  1 0 OTTOBAHN 639         LIGHTBRINGER          370  NONE
MIURA 6500              3  3 0 OTTOBAHN 639         TANTRUM 5083          369   
IKRE VILEBLOW 6504      5  1 0 SHADOWHOLD 640       PRAIRIE FIRE 6527     369   
LIGHT 6578              0  1 0 SHADOWHOLD 640       BANDIT PRINCE         370  NONE
ONKYX SHADOWRAVE 6506   2  5 0 SHADOWHOLD 640       LIGHTBRINGER          370  NONE
CHO'GALL 6502           5  3 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 ISHIBO 6441           370   
DEATHWING 6545          2  4 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 SHEWISH GIANT         370  NONE
NER'ZHUL 6566           0  3 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 ARENAMASTER LEVT      370  NONE
ZUGG 6544               3  3 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 BLACK ORC             370  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Good-bye and good riddance, Malice, you killer. -- Smithy, Useful Weapons

Urako Witstealer -- You picked on the wrong guy.  I ain't got no wit to steal.  Har
har.  But thanks for the challenge and the easy win. -- Rope, Usefu lWeapons

Assur -- Of course!  By far the most important two fights in the last two rounds have

been the two Trash Can--Amur fights.  Two important beauts!  Useful Weapons 2-0.
Avengers 0-2.  Two intense, tactical battles of 21 and 27 minutes.  (Sigh)  I only
wish it had been you. -- Smithy, Useful Weapons

Amur -- Thanks, Buddy.  Your challenge and you couldn't do it?  Perhaps I am just
plain good.  Certainly gooder. -- Trash Can, Useful Weapons

Cho'gall -- You can storm and you can reave, but you just cannot hit a curve ball.
Phbtt! -- Baseball Bat, Useful Weapons

Did y'all miss us?  We will fight when we are dang well ready. -- Pitchfork and Wet
Noodle, Useful Weapons

Seaweed -- You survived two of my attempts to kill you and received some good learns
to boot.  I'd say that was a good outcome given the style matchups.  With the amount
of Total Parry talent at the top of the arena you are well positioned now that I am
on my way to the Isle. -- Malice

Huayra -- Ghab told me that after reviewing our fight I am to follow Malice to this
turn's fights.  Something about "bring a torch"?  Anyway... -- Disobedience

Apparently, Disobedience will not listen to me when I say "go out and win."  Who
could have seen that coming... -- Ghab, Assassin Nation

Ghost of Pages of Flesh -- A low constitution Wall of Steel does not last too long in
the arena. -- Contempt

Ishibo -- Good job and thanks for the learns. -- Mr. Freeze

Malice -- Definitely wanted nothing to do with you! -- Seaweed

Tokvy Swordmage -- Swords do nothing to litter except make more.  And Mages get in
messes when they try to clean up with magic. -- Litter

Zugg -- Ugh. -- Shark

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MALICE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DISOBEDIENCE was murdered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ZUGG was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ONKYX SHADOWRAVEN was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEATHWING was unbelievably slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
NER'ZHUL was assassinated by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
PAGE 2 was executed by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DATA 2 was easily killed by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LIGHT was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
PAGE 3 was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NINE-TAILED FOX was vanquished by SEAWEED in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
ERAFARA WARGEN was savagely defeated by PRAIRIE FIRE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
SHAZU was savagely defeated by LITTER in a exciting 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
PITCHFORK viciously subdued AMUR in a exciting 3 minute Challenge Title contest.
CHO'GALL was butchered by ISHIBO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
TOKVY SWORDMAGE handily defeated QUEEN OF THE NORTH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SHO 7 was bested by ELUSIVE 12TH in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CONTEMPT overcame RYO in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
K'NAR'ST was viciously subdued by SHARK in a 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
DISGRACE was defeated by SOJUTSU in a exciting 1 minute brutal Challenge bout.
THE GUMMY NAZI narrowly defeated URAKO WITSTEALER in a 3 minute Challenge match.
THE KITCHEN SINK overcame FHTAGN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge competition.
TRASH CAN luckily beat VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 3 minute expert's fight.
RAPTOR beat BASEBALL BAT in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
THE INAUDIBLE devastated ARSON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KILROGG DEADEYE overpowered TEAM CAPTAIN in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
STRATOS was defeated by MR. FREEZE in a popular 1 minute duel.
CAPTAIN MORGAN was defeated by YETI in a action packed 5 minute brutal match.
CTHULHU was vanquished by PUMPKIN ROLL in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ODACHI handily defeated 1000 UMBRELLAS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DR. SOX vanquished FAILED SPELL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ARNAGE overpowered MYNOGHRA in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
DIMENTO was narrowly defeated by MOTHER LODE in a slow 17 minute novice's match.
SNOW ANGEL was overpowered by MALIGN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
YORITH was demolished by 311 in a 1 minute uneven contest.
PRIVATE PLACE overpowered I'M EIGHTEEN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LYTHALIA demolished WET NOODLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PAGE 4 unbelievably bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  41 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  35 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        35 -  35 -  4      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  49 -  3      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  35 -  3      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  29 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  51 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 370 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         5  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  7         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PITCHFORK 6476             13   4  1  106 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
AIMED BLOW       SEAWEED 6370               10   3  1  101 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
TOTAL PARRY      TRASH CAN 6478             18   3  0  100 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE INAUDIBLE 6490          8   2  1   90 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   NINE-TAILED FOX 6359       11   5  0   78 NUMBERS GAME (403)
BASHING ATTACK   BASEBALL BAT 6474          12   6  1   65 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELUSIVE 12TH 6432           4   1  0   36 NUMBERS GAME (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAPTOR 4594.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PITCHFORK 6476.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAPTAIN MORGAN 6283, THE 
GUMMY NAZI 6386, DEATHWING 6545, PRAIRIE FIRE 6527, THE KITCHEN SINK 6388, URAKO 
WITSTEALER 6505, LITTER 6523, CONTEMPT 6541, K'NAR'ST 6529, and SHARK 6525.

The least popular fighter this week was MOTHER LODE 6454.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIMENTO 6564, WET NOODLE 6556, I'M EIGHTEEN 6589, YORITH 6573, 
SNOW ANGEL 6565, MYNOGHRA 6572, FAILED SPELL 6568, 1000 UMBRELLAS 6577, CTHULHU 6533, 
and ARSON 6439.

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

MALICE (31-4986) ASSASSIN NATION (515)

                        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:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (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 are 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 the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, 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 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 ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors 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!