DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2011    Duedate: 12/21/2011

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-666

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK DUMPLING
BAD BREAD (95)
(33-4949) [21-18-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK DUMPLING                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD BREAD (95)                 
(33-4949) [21-18-1,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VIN DIESEL                     DARK DUMPLING
HEROES (633)                   BAD BREAD (95)
(33-7726) [17-22-1,95]         (33-4949) [21-18-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (630)              23
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     21      HEROES (633)
3. BAD BREAD (95)               6      Unchartered Team
4. HEROES (633)                -3
                                       WE'VE PROBLEMS (257)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HEROES (633)              71  50  1 58.7   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (630)            7  5 0
 2/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            78  59  3 56.9   2/ 1 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   7  8 1
 3/ 0 BAD BREAD (95)           192 217 20 46.9   3/ 0 BAD BREAD (95)            1  1 0
 4/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  309 379 12 44.9   4/ 3 HEROES (633)              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

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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 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 672): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, 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 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, 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 509): 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 470): TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): 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 674): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 272): 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 616): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 509): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, 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  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, 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.)
 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 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (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  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.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NIATOLI ISLAND.  Too bad, THE SEWING 
CIRCLE, but SEA DOGS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for SALORIMA 
TIRANSITH?  THE SEWING CIRCLE's proud of her after beating VETERAN MERCENARY and 
getting 15 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HASSIMOR SHOMUR got smashed by 
SHELLBACK, and lost 8 points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's 
habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome DARK DUMPLING.  Aren't BAD BREAD proud.  (Oh, my.) 
Who was the wiseguy that said NIATOLI ISLAND's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Don't Drop Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All NIATOLI ISLAND ever talks about is 
fighting!  Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would 
like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK DUMPLING 4949           21  18  1   105       BAD BREAD (95)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOMB SCONE 5585              16   5  0   103       BAD BREAD (95)
 VIN DIESEL 7726              17  22  1    95       HEROES (633)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALORIMA TIRANSITH 7794      11   4  0    88       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALMON POACHER 7722           7   3  0    63       SEA DOGS (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHELLBACK 7769                5   0  0    54       SEA DOGS (630)
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795         7   8  0    42       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KARINIRINA 7810               4   1  1    34       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796          6   9  1    33       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 SLAYBAGEL 7105                4   2  0    32       BAD BREAD (95)
-WHEELHOUSE 7776               2   0  0    32       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800            5   4  0    28       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 7821      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         GERELIN LOSTFIRE      666  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Sewing Circle
P.S.  Should we look for someone to open a Tool Shed here?

Vin Diesel -- The joke, if such it may be, is on me this time.  That's gladiating for
you, win some, lose some.  Oh, well. -- Salorima Tiransith
P.S.  Thanks for the skills, they go a long way to make up for the loss.

Salmon Poacher -- Fool!  Any real salmon fancier knows it should be grilled. --
Tavelshan Kethal
P.S.  It's always grilled in Giduina.

A Userous Merchant?  He's nothing!  We truly understand usery in Kienciba. --
Hassimor Shomur

Shellback -- What?  You're... a clam of some kind?  Not one I've ever seen, for which
I thank the listening gods.  We've nothing like around Carloi. -- Kurelleu Zien

The Cult Member is a fool. -- Karinirina, who knows what REAL cults are like

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VIN DIESEL lost to DARK DUMPLING in a exciting 1 minute gory expert's Title battle.
SALORIMA TIRANSITH vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HASSIMOR SHOMUR was demolished by SHELLBACK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KARINIRINA was overpowered by SALMON POACHER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SLAYBAGEL was handily defeated by TAVELSHAN KETHAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KURELLEU ZIEN vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  24 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 666 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK DUMPLING 4949         21  18  1  105 BAD BREAD (95)
WALL OF STEEL    SALORIMA TIRANSITH 7794    11   4  0   88 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
AIMED BLOW       SALMON POACHER 7722         7   3  0   63 SEA DOGS (630)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHELLBACK 7769              5   0  0   54 SEA DOGS (630)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VIN DIESEL 7726.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARK DUMPLING 4949.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALORIMA TIRANSITH 
7794, SALMON POACHER 7722, SHELLBACK 7769, TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, 
VIN DIESEL 7726, KARINIRINA 7810, MAN OVERBOARD 7821, HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, and 
SLAYBAGEL 7105.

The least popular fighter this week was SLAYBAGEL 7105.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, MAN OVERBOARD 7821, KARINIRINA 7810, VIN DIESEL 
7726, KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, SHELLBACK 7769, SALMON POACHER 7722, 
SALORIMA TIRANSITH 7794, and DARK DUMPLING 4949.

                        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!