DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/20/2015    Duedate: 07/17/2015

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-384

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ISHIBO
AVENGERS (146)
(31-6441) [12-21-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ISHIBO                         POSITION IS EMPTY
AVENGERS (146)                 
(31-6441) [12-21-2,120]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FHTAGN                         CHOCO TACO
WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)      JUST DESSERTS (569)
(31-6516) [7-16-0,37]          (31-6390) [4-3-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JUST DESSERTS (569)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AVENGERS (146)              41
2. NUMBERS GAME (403)          32      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       16      Unchartered Team
4. MILITARY MAYHEM (89)        14
5. JUST DESSERTS (569)         12      THE ZIFFELERS (128)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      94  45  3 67.6   1/ 1 JUST DESSERTS (569)       9  4 2
 2/ 2 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     69  46  5 60.0   2/ 4 AVENGERS (146)            7  7 1
 3- 3 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      52  36  1 59.1   3/ 2 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     7  8 1
 4/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)       356 291 25 55.0   4/ 6 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      5  4 1
 5- 5 OTTOBAHN (639)            40  34  3 54.1   5/ 5 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      4  3 1
 6/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 374 326 15 53.4   6- 3 THE CANUCKS (58)          4  4 0
 7/ 7 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     302 264 20 53.4   7/ 7 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  3  7 0
 8/ 8 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    34  30  2 53.1   8/ 9 NUMBERS GAME (403)        2  1 0
 9/ 9 AVENGERS (146)           348 356 28 49.4   9-11 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   1  1 0
10/10 JUST DESSERTS (569)       82  84  5 49.4  10/10 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    1  3 0
11-11 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  201 230 20 46.6  11- 8 OTTOBAHN (639)            1  4 0
12-12 THE CANUCKS (58)         333 400 28 45.4  12-12 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

After years of intermittent appearances, I finally get to take my show on another 
road.   The Commission tells me I'm a 18(1)-10-13-15-18(1)-3-11 Waste who has learned 
66 skills to get Master ratings in Attack (+3) and Initiative, and an Advanced Expert 
rating in Parry (+1).   My favourites turn out to be the Greatsword (never really 
tried it), a Low/Low rhythm, and a tendency to learn attack skills.   No favourite 
tactic was reported.  Time to see if I can follow Ice Wind out of the Dark Arena.

                                          -- Private Lapdance
                                             Military Mayhem
                                             Duelmaster of Chimlevtal

                                      SPY REPORT

     With PRIVATE LAPDANCE abidcating the throne in a Dark Arena challenge, the throne 
was wide open, especially when it was announced that OTTOBAHN would again be absent 
from the sands.  PRIVATE LAPDANCE successfully killed a Bandit Prince.
     RYO and ISHIBO were the leaders going into the day's fights, but right behind 
them were COBOL, NINE-TAILED FOX, and CANDLESTICK.  RYO put off a challenge from DR. 
SOX, but only gained 2 recognition.  NINE-TAILED FOX drew a Venemous Concubine and 
also won, and passed RYO at 94 recognition.  CANDLESTICK did not fight.
     The most challenged warrior, unsurprisingly, was ISHIBO.  COBOL's challenge was 
recognized and everyone entered the arena fully expecting the more successful COBOL to 
make short work of the perptual losing ISHIBO.  Woudl that give COBOL enough 
recognition to take the throne?  The fight was short, but at the end of it, COBOL was 
not the winner.  In fact, COBOL did not even come off the sands.  ISHIBO surprised 
almost everyone and is the new Duelmaster.  The Avengers can be proud and likely can 
set up the fight they want next turn as well, if they work their challenges and avoids 
right.  ISHIBO almost single handely captured 3 awards for Avengers.
     Just Desserts was the most avoided team, receiving 7 of the 27 avoids made.  
Avengers avoided them the most (3 times).  14 of the 27 warriors fighting made avoids.  
All total, there were 6 dark arenas, 1 bloodfeud, 4 challenges, and 7 other fights (3 
against stand ins).
     The Bloodfeud was also a surprise.  BOMBARDIER JET only fought its first fight 
last turn and this turn posted a 27 point bloodfeud to CHOCO TACO.  A better spy 
reporter would know whether B. JET was one of those tourney warriors, but you've just 
got lazy old me and I don't really care.  The win looks like a pretty big deal to me.  
Good job, BOMBARDIER JET!  Personally, I would have gone old school and had PRIVATE 
LAPDANCE make the bloodfeud.  Worked out, though.
     The most experince in a single fight?  DR. SOX (11-12) slimly lost to RYO (12-14) 
in an action packed 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.  The undefeated warrior status?  
Nobody that fought has a start worth mentioning, but PUMPKIN ROLL demolished WAVES TOO 
BIG (formerly 5-0) in a 1 minute mismatched match.
     The last piece of spy reporting I'll do this turn is to notice that every style 
had at least 2 warriors representing it and no more than 4 warrior representing it.  
How often does an arena see any kind of balance of styles in it?!?  Not that often.  
I'll be back in 4 weeks! 
                                          -- Belinda

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISHIBO 6441                  12  21  2   120       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRATOS 6499                 10   4  0   110       OTTOBAHN (639)
 NINE-TAILED FOX 6359         12   7  0    94       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 RYO 6470                     13  14  1    92       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANDLESTICK 6623              6   1  0    84       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-INFERNO SERPENT 5662          9   6  0    77       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARSON 6439                   16  14  0    76       THE CANUCKS (58)
 PUMPKIN ROLL 6431             9   2  1    76       JUST DESSERTS (569)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. SOX 6488                 11  13  0    66       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
-BRUTALIX 6646                 5   0  0    66       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
-HUAYRA 6501                   8   7  1    64       OTTOBAHN (639)
 MOTHER LODE 6454              9   2  0    58       JUST DESSERTS (569)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C++ 6619                      9   6  0    55       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
-QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      14   9  0    54       THE CANUCKS (58)
 ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             6   2  0    51       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 5664         10   7  0    50       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 WAVES TOO BIG 6659            5   1  0    50       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 THE KITCHEN SINK 6388         5   3  0    49       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 SHARK 6525                   11  12  0    48       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            11   9  1    47       THE CANUCKS (58)
-YETI 6497                     9   8  1    44       OTTOBAHN (639)
-ARNAGE 6563                   6   5  0    40       OTTOBAHN (639)
 ODACHI 6569                   7  10  1    38       AVENGERS (146)
 FHTAGN 6516                   7  16  0    37       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ADIOS AMIGO 6634              4   5  3    33       AVENGERS (146)
 BOMBARDIER JET 6528           2   0  0    33       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-WET NOODLE 6556               5   4  0    32       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-BASIC 6627                    5   2  0    31       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 CHOCO TACO 6390               4   3  1    29       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-DENTARG 6621                  5   3  0    28       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 SEAGULL 6649                  3   4  2    26       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 HAT PIN 6666                  2   1  1    25       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-DRANOSH 6631                  3   2  1    24       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPECTRUM 6681                 1   0  0    21       AVENGERS (146)
-ENSLAVED ANGEL 5660           5   4  0    19       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
-FORTRAN 6656                  3   0  0    18       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 PRIVATE PLACE 6522            2   2  0    16       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-311 6576                      2   2  0    16       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 WHIP 6629                     3   3  0    13       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-MERAK 6600                    2   3  0    13       OTTOBAHN (639)
-KLONDIKE 6632                 2   5  0    11       THE CANUCKS (58)
-FJOLNIR 6660                  1   1  1     8       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOJUTSU 6482           12 12 1 AVENGERS 146         PUMPKIN ROLL 6431     383   
BOTTOM OF THE SE 6679   0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  THE RAGE MAN          384  NONE
NUDIST 6650             1  3 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  DRANOSH 6631          380  REVENGED
SUNK 6678               0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  SHEWISH GIANT         384  NONE
COBOL 6617             11  4 1 LANGUAGE BARRIER 646 ISHIBO 6441           384   
CAPTAIN MORGAN 6283     4  2 0 MILITARY MAYHEM 89   CHOCO TACO 6390       383  JUST REVENGED
RAW RECRUIT #5 6676     0  1 0 MILITARY MAYHEM 89   WURM KIN              384  NONE
LIL DEUCE COUPE 6670    0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403     ARENAMASTER LEVT      384  NONE
MAPLE LEIF 6662         1  2 0 THE CANUCKS 58       ADIOS AMIGO 6634      381  REVENGED
WALKING CANE 6645       1  4 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   SEAGULL 6649          382  REVENGED
DA1 6674                0  2 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 LIGHTBRINGER          384  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Seagull, GOTCHA! You dirty, rotten killer of ASS UR! I was hoping, however, to whiffle 
you to death. -- Wet Noodle, Useful Weapons

Yah! Yah ha ha! me gitcha, turkey! -- Smithy

Private Place, you meanie. You wouldn't let me put that hat pin in the private place I 
had in mind, and I was concentrating so hard to do it that you sneaked in an 
unfortunate whack on me. (sigh) -- Hat Pin, Useful Weapon

Smithy says congratulations to Lord Protector and new Duelmaster Private Lapdance of 
Military Mayhem. -- Lady Smith
P.S. I think he also tried to say "good riddance."

Lady Smith -- Tell Smithy to bring it!  I try to leave no evidence when I come 
through! -- Seagull

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRIVATE LAPDANCE viciously butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
LIL DEUCE COUPE was murdered by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAW RECRUIT #5 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SUNK was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BOTTOM OF THE SEA was dealt death by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BOMBARDIER JET luckily beat CHOCO TACO in a exciting 6 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
COBOL was easily killed by ISHIBO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
DR. SOX slimly lost to RYO in a action packed 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
THE KITCHEN SINK overpowered FHTAGN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
C++ overpowered ODACHI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NINE-TAILED FOX handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PUMPKIN ROLL demolished WAVES TOO BIG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELUSIVE 12TH handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MOTHER LODE narrowly defeated SHARK in a tiring 5 minute bloody brawl.
WHIP was viciously subdued by SEAGULL in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
PRIVATE PLACE was overpowered by HAT PIN in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SPECTRUM handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  14 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  20 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  41 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  26 -  5      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  31 -  4      40  |

Turn 384 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NINE-TAILED FOX 6359       12   7  0   94 NUMBERS GAME (403)
TOTAL PARRY      MOTHER LODE 6454            9   2  0   58 JUST DESSERTS (569)
PARRY-STRIKE     C++ 6619                    9   6  0   55 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELUSIVE 12TH 6432           6   2  0   51 NUMBERS GAME (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  WAVES TOO BIG 6659          5   1  0   50 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
BASHING ATTACK   THE KITCHEN SINK 6388       5   3  0   49 JUST DESSERTS (569)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FHTAGN 6516.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CHOCO TACO 6390.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR. SOX 6488, RYO 6470, 
SEAGULL 6649, SPECTRUM 6681, BOTTOM OF THE SEA 6679, C++ 6619, NINE-TAILED FOX 6359, 
PUMPKIN ROLL 6431, ELUSIVE 12TH 6432, and HAT PIN 6666.

The least popular fighter this week was MOTHER LODE 6454.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHARK 6525, PRIVATE PLACE 6522, WAVES TOO BIG 6659, ODACHI 
6569, FHTAGN 6516, COBOL 6617, SUNK 6678, LIL DEUCE COUPE 6670, WHIP 6629, and THE 
KITCHEN SINK 6388.

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

PRIVATE LAPDANCE (31-5656) MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

                        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!

               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. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes