DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARTIKAYA
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4761) [18-41-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KARTIKAYA                      POSITION IS EMPTY
JINDA-BAN (198)                
(38-4761) [18-41-1,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JITNEY JOHNNY                  JITNEY JOHNNY
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4825) [16-9-1,82]          (38-4825) [16-9-1,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             23
2. U.A.K. (92)                  0      JINDA-BAN (198)
3. DANCES WITH MEAT (425)       0      Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 U.A.K. (92)              442 329 25 57.3   1/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 1
 2- 2*DANCES WITH MEAT (425)    23  21  1 52.3   2- 1 U.A.K. (92)               5  0 1
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          586 784 14 42.8   3- 3*DANCES WITH MEAT (425)    3  7 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 647): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 651): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): HAGAR BLUETOOTH of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 637): BUBBLY BAELZEBUB of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 636): GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 271): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 584): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 222): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 651): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 637): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 636): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 271): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 584): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 222): LHC (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 636): ADAM of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 634): VOLLEYBALL of SPORTS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): BIG DISAPPOINTMENT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 534): SHOGGOTH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is the pits.  U.A.K., whom we have been counting on, goes inactive, I fight
and LOSE to a Veteran Mercenary, and I still take the title because I'm highest-
ranked in the arena.  This is a travesty.  It dishonors Cliffhome.  At least let me
*defeat* a standby!

                                    Kartikaya

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to U.A.K., as they are pushed from the coveted top team 
spot by the JINDA-BAN stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for JITNEY JOHNNY, who flew 
up 11 points in the rankings after mashing VETERAN MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  TAREK 
TORR was subdued by CAPTURED ORC and drops 2 points.  Going for the gusto and coming 
up with aught but bloody knuckles was CLIFFHOME's VETERAN MERCENARY, who was turned 
away from the Duelmastership by KARTIKAYA.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 
gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in CLIFFHOME have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761               18  41  1    96       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GURU GNU 4784                 9   1  0   162       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
-ZAG 4828                     14   7  1   117       U.A.K. (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JITNEY JOHNNY 4825           16   9  1    82       JINDA-BAN (198)
-FRANZ 4837                    6   1  3    70       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791         6   3  1    64       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 LUM BUSBY 4822               16  15  0    63       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMBURGER HO DOWN 4794        6   3  0    56       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 THEA DOZZIER 4832            12   4  1    48       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANS 4836                     5   2  2    32       U.A.K. (92)
-RIBEYE RHOMBA 4795            5   4  0    31       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 TAREK TORR 4852               3   1  1    26       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHICKEN CHA-CHA 4839          2   3  0    18       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
T-BONE TWO-STEP 4793    4  4 0 DANCES WITH MEAT 425 HANS 4836             597   
BENT FENDER 4702        9 83 0 JINDA-BAN 198        ZAG 4828              595  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, wow, Kart set the tone and now we're ALL going to lose to standbys?  I don't need
this. -- Lum Busby

Say it twice, Lum. -- Jitney Johnny

Don't say it twice, Lum. -- JOrja

Tureky Leg Tango -- Huh, you're a drumstick, and you drummed on me. -- Thea Dozzier,
feeling sorry for herself

Chicken Cha-Cha -- Ah!  A true lady.  My thanks, ma'am. -- Tarek Torr

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KARTIKAYA outwaited VETERAN MERCENARY in a 7 minute mismatched Title fight.
JITNEY JOHNNY viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gory match.
LUM BUSBY won victory over CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
THEA DOZZIER overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TAREK TORR was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -   2 -  1      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -   6 -  2      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  5      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  14 -  0      13  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 599 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         0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JITNEY JOHNNY 4825         16   9  1   82 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUM BUSBY 4822             16  15  0   63 JINDA-BAN (198)
BASHING ATTACK   THEA DOZZIER 4832          12   4  1   48 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JITNEY JOHNNY 4825.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JITNEY JOHNNY 4825.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUM BUSBY 
4822, KARTIKAYA 4761, THEA DOZZIER 4832, TAREK TORR 4852,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TAREK TORR 4852.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THEA DOZZIER 4832, KARTIKAYA 4761, LUM BUSBY 4822, JITNEY JOHNNY 4825,  
0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GURU GNU (38-4784) HILLTOP GURUS (424)

                        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!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB, ETERNAL, 4460 (115-37-0)          4  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOREVER MAN 4168 (78-160-0)            3  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
WULFGAR 1032 (58-60-0)                 2  3  0         TEAM TRIANGLE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUSTER BUNNY 1638 (47-44-0)            4  3  0         TEAM TRIANGLE        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLATINUM BLONDE 1731 (18-27-2)         3  3  0         TEAM TRIANGLE        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GURU GNU 4784 (9-1-0)                  2  3  0         HILLTOP GURUS        

               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!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

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

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

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes