Date   : 05/07/2010    Duedate: 05/20/2010


DM-40    TURN-590

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-4300) [14-8-1,75]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARINA LINZ                    WIND
(40-4300) [14-8-1,75]          (40-4332) [5-1-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORBIE LEK                     CARINA LINZ
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4295) [19-14-1,73]         (40-4300) [14-8-1,75]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAPTAIN PLANET (442)        14
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)      0      BEYOND THE PALE (337)
3. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       -3      Unchartered Team

                                       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      21   7  0 75.0   1/ 1*CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      9  4 0
 2- 2*MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)   12  14  3 46.2   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  5 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    687 823 27 45.5   3- 3*MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)   1  3 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 644): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 629): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 628): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 628): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): FINALITY of SUPERIOR FORCES 3P (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 644): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 629): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 628): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 628): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): CHAWLIE ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 627): JILIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 588): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): HARBINGER OF WOE of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yes, well, I suppose keeping the title even at the expense of the Kung-Fu Master
is worth something.  The political points, of course, but there's also a faint sheen
of honor or glory remaining, too.

                                    Corbie Lek

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZENSU. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for WIND, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing CULT MEMBER 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was WATER, who dropped 5 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
CORMEK DEANE.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN, and CORBIE LEK has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With CORBIE LEK 
clearing the throne, BEYOND THE PALE of CARINA LINZ takes a proud seat as ZENSU's new 
Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 
gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZENSU have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARINA LINZ 4300             14   8  1    75       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIE LEK 4295              19  14  1    73       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORMEK DEANE 4331             6   1  1    55       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CORBETT JOSYE 4329            6   3  1    44       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIND 4332                     5   1  0    31       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 WATER 4334                    4   2  0    27       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 EARTH 4336                    6   0  0    24       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 HEART 4333                    4   2  0    24       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
-SOLDIER 1 4337                1   1  1    24       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 4 4340                0   2  0     2       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
-SOLDIER 3 4339                0   2  0     2       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
-SOLDIER 2 4338                0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FIRE 4335               2  2 0 CAPTAIN PLANET 442   SOLDIER 1 4337        588   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Surely no one can expect me, a Lord Protector, to succumb to a mere Khalhums Dwarf?
-- Jofre Mainz

The Venomous Concubine taught better than I expected. -- Carina Linz

A Userous Merchant?  Ha! -- Cormek Deane

Oh, cheese, just what I needed, the only loss.  But I wasn't READY for a Userous
Merchant. -- Corbett Josye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORBIE LEK was devastated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CARINA LINZ won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute Title battle.
CORMEK DEANE demolished WATER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CORBETT JOSYE bested HEART in a popular 1 minute contest.
WIND overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute mismatched match.
EARTH devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   7 -  3      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 590 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CARINA LINZ 4300           14   8  1   75 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORBIE LEK 4295            19  14  1   73 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  CORMEK DEANE 4331           6   1  1   55 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORBIE LEK 4295.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CARINA LINZ 4300.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORBETT JOSYE 4329, 
WIND 4332, CORMEK DEANE 4331, HEART 4333, CORBIE LEK 4295, WATER 4334, EARTH 4336,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EARTH 4336.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WATER 4334, CORBIE LEK 4295, HEART 4333, CORMEK DEANE 4331, WIND 4332, 
CORBETT JOSYE 4329, CARINA LINZ 4300,  0,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOJI SHIKERU 2619 (131-104-4)          1  4  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JAANA 2046 (115-116-2)                 4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
PRIMUS BOUND 2996 (101-54-0)           2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
ENTER SANDMAN 3748 (78-60-2)           1  4  0         DARKLANDS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRIZZT 4146 (36-43-0)                  6  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARANOID 1747 (18-6-0)                 2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAY TURNER 4279 (26-21-0)              0  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR G1    

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BELA LUGOSI 4114 (20-12-1)             1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES