DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/02/2011    Duedate: 12/15/2011

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIS DEANE
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4367) [17-6-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIS DEANE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4367) [17-6-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THAT ONE MONKEY                LINAEA DEANE
CAPTAIN PLANET (442)           BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4361) [16-17-0,88]         (40-4347) [12-27-2,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETHAL LEGION (429)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAPTAIN PLANET (442)        31
2. LETHAL LEGION (429)         21      LETHAL LEGION (429)
3. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       12      Unchartered Team

                                       GIVE 'EM THE AXE (180)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LETHAL LEGION (429)       76  49  2 60.8   1/ 3 LETHAL LEGION (429)       8  2 0
 2/ 2 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)     117  90  3 56.5   2/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     8  7 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    787 924 29 46.0   3/ 2 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)      7  8 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 685): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): LUG NUT of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 672): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 630): EARTH of CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 627): UBBA-SATHLA of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 513): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 570): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 685): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 672): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 630): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 627): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): JADE WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 513): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 570): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 669): KORINE ORLES of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 668): GILGAMESH IDON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 626): ENGLISH BULLDOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 617): MILDRED LEONA of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                             EARL of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ZENSU this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
BEYOND THE PALE is pushed out of top team by LETHAL LEGION, who came from 3rd with a 
3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, GAIA fought FRATSFA SLAVE and gained 17 points and 
contributed to CAPTAIN PLANET's 3-2-0.  MENDAL KORDIN has lost to REAPER, falling 7 
points, while helping make BEYOND THE PALE a 2-3-0 turn.  We should ask LORIS DEANE 
about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, 
she's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ZENSU has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ZENSU again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIS DEANE 4367             17   6  0   117       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTH 4336                   32  15  0   111       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 MARLIN KOLE 4360             16  18  0   104       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAT ONE MONKEY 4361         16  17  0    88       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 EBOLA 4225                   13   3  0    82       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 FEAR 4259                     9   0  0    81       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 LINAEA DEANE 4347            12  27  2    73       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAPER 4255                   7   5  1    58       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 COOLIN DUNN 4369             12   7  0    57       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HE'S OUR HERO 4390            6   2  0    56       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 PLANETEER 42 4387             6   5  1    52       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
 GAIA 4388                     7   4  0    41       CAPTAIN PLANET (442)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDAL KORDIN 4391            4   1  0    32       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 TOXIN 4266                    3   1  0    24       LETHAL LEGION (429)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Earth -- Better you than me. -- Marlin Kole

That One Monkey -- I could get really tired of seeing you around, if I let myself
take a view any longer than... one day, maybe. -- Loris Deane
P.S.  I've heard monkeys make a good soup.

Fear -- If it was only luck that you won, why wasn't *I* lucky, instead?  No, really,
a good fight, if you like fights. -- Linaea Deane

He's Our Hero -- Ha! -- Coolin Dunn

Stupid Guard.  Ambition will always get you into trouble, nearly. -- Mendal Kordin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EARTH was viciously subdued by LORIS DEANE in a 8 minute master's Title fight.
MARLIN KOLE overcame THAT ONE MONKEY in a 2 minute veteran's match.
LINAEA DEANE was unbelievably bested by FEAR in a popular 6 minute mismatched brawl.
EBOLA demolished COOLIN DUNN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HE'S OUR HERO vanquished TOXIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
REAPER overpowered MENDAL KORDIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PLANETEER 42 overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GAIA vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE 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                  5         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 631 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LORIS DEANE 4367           17   6  0  117 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      EARTH 4336                 32  15  0  111 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
LUNGING ATTACK   EBOLA 4225                 13   3  0   82 LETHAL LEGION (429)
STRIKING ATTACK  REAPER 4255                 7   5  1   58 LETHAL LEGION (429)
AIMED BLOW       HE'S OUR HERO 4390          6   2  0   56 CAPTAIN PLANET (442)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THAT ONE MONKEY 4361.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LINAEA DEANE 4347.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORIS DEANE 
4367, MARLIN KOLE 4360, FEAR 4259, EBOLA 4225, GAIA 4388, REAPER 4255, PLANETEER 42 
4387, THAT ONE MONKEY 4361, HE'S OUR HERO 4390, and EARTH 4336.

The least popular fighter this week was MENDAL KORDIN 4391.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TOXIN 4266, COOLIN DUNN 4369, EARTH 4336, HE'S OUR HERO 4390, 
THAT ONE MONKEY 4361, PLANETEER 42 4387, REAPER 4255, GAIA 4388, EBOLA 4225, and FEAR 
4259.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENTER SANDMAN 3748 (85-62-2)           5  3  0         HELL'S BEARS         
PRIMUS BOUND 2996 (122-68-0)           2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SELEX 3039 (50-21-0)                   2  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YORGO 3071 (36-10-1)                   0  2  0         BLOOD & IRON         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAMBI 1985 (11-5-1)                    2  3  1         SUPERIOR FORCES      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POISON 4180 (6-2-0)                    2  3  0         LETHAL LEGION        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL 1 4325 (2-1-1)                 4  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR Z1    

                        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!