DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2010    Duedate: 06/16/2010

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GORM HOLLIS
MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
(36-7384) [15-11-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GORM HOLLIS                    TANNY
MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)            SERPENTS HOLD (618)
(36-7384) [15-11-1,114]        (36-7429) [0-2-0,2]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELLIRIN IMBRAY                 BELARDON FRYE
MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)            MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
(36-7351) [14-33-2,82]         (36-7407) [10-3-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BABES (416)                 39
2. THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)     11      BABES (416)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (618)          6      Unchartered Team
4. WRETCHED HORDE (615)         1
5. MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)         -3      SERPENTS HOLD (618)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BABES (416)              392 320 21 55.1   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)   37  34  4 52.1   2/ 2 THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)   5  5 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)      114 114  6 50.0   3/ 3 BABES (416)               4  3 0
 4/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD (618)        0   3  0  0.0   4/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD (618)       0  3 0
 5/ 0*WRETCHED HORDE (615)       0   1  0  0.0   5/ 0*WRETCHED HORDE (615)      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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 650): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 532): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): CASSIS of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 651): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 646): JOHN HUSTON of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 654): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 639): DEMON of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 640): WHATAMONSTER of CHAMPIONS (Champion, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 639): CATHER of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 607): GORM HOLLIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 587): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): TERESAI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 484): DETONATOR of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 532): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 650): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 532): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 651): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 646): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 654): REAVERS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 369): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 640): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 639): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 607): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 587): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): GOTHUM (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 484): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): MIDDLE WAY 23 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 532) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 640): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                            BUBBLY BAELZEBUB of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 639): CATHER of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 607): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): TERESAI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     M. Chardinee again.  Bah.

                                    Gorm Hollis

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for KATHY, who flew up 
20 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was EDDIE INCHER, who 
dropped 19 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KUNG-FU MASTER.  
Our battling duelmaster GORM HOLLIS has managed to hold the title, fending off M. 
CHARDINEE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, JHANS.  Can you believe 
they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that MIDDLE WAY 17 was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of MIDDLE WAY 17's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  MIDDLE 
WAY 17 + Weapons That go Boom = THE FALLEN ANGELS + Avoid City.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JHANS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORM HOLLIS 7384             15  11  1   114       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHERRY 7335                  17   2  1   123       BABES (416)
 ATTILA 2225                   9   3  1    92       THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLIRIN IMBRAY 7351          14  33  2    82       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)
 BELARDON FRYE 7407           10   3  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMA 7411                      5   1  0    55       BABES (416)
 JAHGG GRIMEYE 2080            9   6  0    54       THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELEN 7426                    3   1  0    22       BABES (416)
 KATHY 7436                    1   0  0    20       BABES (416)
 FARLO JOST 7432               2   1  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
-PEMULIS 7434                  1   0  0     6       THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)
 TANNY 7429                    0   2  0     2       SERPENTS HOLD (618)
 PYKEL 7374                    0   1  0     1       WRETCHED HORDE (615)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEETY HINCH 7385       11 11 0 MIDDLE WAY 17 612    GRACIE NICOLE 6652    604  NOT REVENGED
SERPENT 1 7427          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 618    BLACK ORC             608  NONE
SLUG ME! 7435           0  1 0 THE FALLEN ANGEL 189 WURM KIN              608  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tanny -- Was there just one of you? -- Pemulis

Belarded Fries -- Just what you needed; a little salt. -- Attila

Uma -- Too bad you didn't live up tho the aimed part but nice job with the other. --
Jahgg

Attila -- This world's just full of Attilas, you know?  And not a friendly guy in the
lot of you. -- Beardon Frye

Helen -- And what a babe you are, too!  I don't mind hitting on a babe, but not with
a sword. -- Farlo Jost

The Veteran Mercenary may not have intended to do me a favor, but he surely did. --
Eddie Incher

That's my fourteenth win, so I guess I can look hopefully for the Invitation, too? --
Ellirin Imbray

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERPENT 1 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLUG ME! was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ATTILA subdued ELLIRIN IMBRAY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
JAHGG GRIMEYE was narrowly defeated by BELARDON FRYE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
GORM HOLLIS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
EDDIE INCHER was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
UMA devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
HELEN overpowered TANNY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FARLO JOST vanquished PYKEL in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
KATHY vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  11 -  2      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 608 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GORM HOLLIS 7384           15  11  1  114 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATTILA 2225                 9   3  1   92 THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)
SLASHING ATTACK  BELARDON FRYE 7407         10   3  0   68 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       UMA 7411                    5   1  0   55 BABES (416)
WALL OF STEEL    JAHGG GRIMEYE 2080          9   6  0   54 THE FALLEN ANGELS (189)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELLIRIN IMBRAY 7351.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BELARDON FRYE 7407.  The ten other most popular fighters were ATTILA 2225, 
JAHGG GRIMEYE 2080, UMA 7411, FARLO JOST 7432, KATHY 7436, ELLIRIN IMBRAY 7351, GORM 
HOLLIS 7384, HELEN 7426, SERPENT 1 7427, and SLUG ME! 7435.

The least popular fighter this week was PYKEL 7374.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TANNY 7429, SLUG ME! 7435, SERPENT 1 7427, HELEN 7426, GORM HOLLIS 
7384, ELLIRIN IMBRAY 7351, KATHY 7436, FARLO JOST 7432, UMA 7411, and JAHGG GRIMEYE 
2080.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GORM HOLLIS (36-7384) MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

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

EDDIE INCHER (36-7375) MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               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.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 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 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, 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, July 7, 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!