DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/29/2011    Duedate: 12/12/2011

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-628

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              JACK DANIELS
                               I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)
                               (41-3947) [3-1-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TORE NAYDO                     TORE NAYDO
THE STORM FRONT (109)          THE STORM FRONT (109)
(41-4481) [13-16-2,86]         (41-4481) [13-16-2,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE STORM FRONT (109)       34
2. DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)        25      DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
3. I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)      18      Unchartered Team
4. VUUDUU (407)                 4
5. THE PLAGUE (93)              0      VUUDUU (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          411 368 24 52.8   1/ 1 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)      7  8 1
 2/ 2 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)     377 338 26 52.7   2/ 4*VUUDUU (407)              7  8 0
 3/ 4 THE STORM FRONT (109)    299 274 25 52.2   3- 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  4 0
 4/ 1*VUUDUU (407)              10  10  0 50.0   4/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           6  9 0
 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          763 822 16 48.1   5/ 0*I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)    3  0 0
 6/ 0*I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)     7  11  0 38.9   6/ 5 THE STORM FRONT (109)     3  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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                          ---===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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KATI-TEI to see 
what's new.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 
3-1-0.  Keep it up, THE STORM FRONT!  MVP award for ANNA MAHL LAY?  DA DOG POWNDAZ's 
proud of her after beating NATION and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  NATION got smashed by ANNA MAHL LAY, and lost 11 points!  What a putz!  
UBBA-SATHLA fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title. 
No one said he was a genius...  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THE PLAGUE was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 411-368-24 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
DA DOG POWNDAZ?  THE PLAGUE, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them 
to accept an invitation!  Can WANDERERS' STRAY CAT be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UBBA-SATHLA 4438             17  15  0    94       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORE NAYDO 4481              13  16  2    86       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 DUST DEVIL 4511              12   5  0    86       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 WHYTE SQUALL 4508            10   7  2    74       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 THE HAND OF DOG 4493         16  12  1    70       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N'KAI 4477                   11   9  0    57       THE PLAGUE (93)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANCING SHADOW 4520           9   7  0    47       WANDERERS (329)
 TRIPLE DAWG DARE 4535         5   2  0    44       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
-WAY OF THE WICKED 4495        8   7  0    42       THE PLAGUE (93)
 JACK DANIELS 3947             3   1  0    38       I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)
 STRAY CAT 4510                6  17  0    35       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINGER 4547                   4   0  0    25       VUUDUU (407)
 GAY DECEIVER 4536             4   3  0    24       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWYSTED TWYSTER 4528          3   1  1    23       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 ANNA MAHL LAY 4553            1   0  0    22       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 LOOSEFOOT LARUE 4534          4   3  0    21       WANDERERS (329)
 HOSTAGE 4545                  3   1  0    18       VUUDUU (407)
 SANTA? 4537                   2   0  0    17       I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)
-VICTIM OF CHANGE 4548         3   0  0    14       THE PLAGUE (93)
 BEER GOGGLES 4538             2   0  0    12       I C DRUNK PEOPLE (352)
 NATION 4546                   2   2  0     8       VUUDUU (407)
 DAWG TAGS 4541                1   5  0     8       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
 NAUVOO 4544                   1   3  0     6       VUUDUU (407)
-LEFT 4 DEAD 4526              0   6  0     6       THE PLAGUE (93)
 NOR'EASTER 4549               1   1  0     4       THE STORM FRONT (109)
 LAZARUSTIC 4552               0   2  0     2       WANDERERS (329)
 AKITA 4554                    0   1  0     1       DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORIANCUMER 4543        0  4 0 VUUDUU 407           STONE GOLEM           628  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

N'Kai -- Young padwa, you have much to learn in the ways of the force. -- The Hand of
Dog

Stray Cat -- Dawg and Cat.  ;-) -- Triple Dawg Dare

Moriancumer -- You may have just saved my hide from the night fights for another turn
or two! -- Dawg Tags

Reaper -- You're going to have to WORK to reclaim the top chartered career honors!
(bites your ankle) -- Marms

Triple Dawg Dare -- Oh, you want to see if I have THREE left feet?  I assure you that
I don't, they wanted too much to install a third. -- Dancing Shadow
P.S.  But perhaps if I were to do a conga-line thing....

English Bulldog -- If you should happen not to go to the Isle, or to return for a
visit, maybe we could go for a walk together sometime. -- Samara

Triple Dawg Dare -- If that isn't just LIKE a dog!  Chase me around the arena, run me
up a tree, and bark! -- Stray Cat

Left 4 Dead -- Maybe so, but it doesn't seem to be working.  You're tough. --
Loosefoot Larue

Way of the Wicked -- Hey, if I can dance a tango, you're little two-step is easy. --
Dancing Shadow

Hostage -- And what am I supposed to DO with you?  Don't expect lunch! -- Gay
Deceiver

Finger -- At least you don't seem to be the Flying Fickle Finger of the Dirty Dog.
That would have been much worse. -- Lazarustic
P.S.  And the fact that I made you work that long to defeat me is probably a good
sign, isn't it?  Yeah, maybe I've got a knack for this gladiating stuff.
P.P.S.  But you coulda taught me something.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORIANCUMER was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRIPLE DAWG DARE devastated STRAY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NOR'EASTER was handily defeated by FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
THE HAND OF DOG lost to TORE NAYDO in a popular 2 minute master's brawl.
DUST DEVIL overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WHYTE SQUALL vanquished DANCING SHADOW in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JACK DANIELS overpowered DAWG TAGS in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
LOOSEFOOT LARUE was vanquished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GAY DECEIVER was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
SANTA? overpowered NAUVOO in a 1 minute uneven match.
BEER GOGGLES beat AKITA in a 2 minute novice's fight.
HOSTAGE savagely defeated LAZARUSTIC in a 3 minute bloody amateur's competition.
NATION was demolished by ANNA MAHL LAY in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  3      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  3      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  18 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 628 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DUST DEVIL 4511            12   5  0   86 THE STORM FRONT (109)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHYTE SQUALL 4508          10   7  2   74 THE STORM FRONT (109)
AIMED BLOW       THE HAND OF DOG 4493       16  12  1   70 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
LUNGING ATTACK   DANCING SHADOW 4520         9   7  0   47 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIPLE DAWG DARE 4535       5   2  0   44 DA DOG POWNDAZ (111)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TORE NAYDO 4481.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TORE NAYDO 4481.  The ten other most popular fighters were AKITA 4554, ANNA MAHL 
LAY 4553, FINGER 4547, DUST DEVIL 4511, JACK DANIELS 3947, SANTA? 4537, HOSTAGE 4545, 
LAZARUSTIC 4552, THE HAND OF DOG 4493, and WHYTE SQUALL 4508.

The least popular fighter this week was NAUVOO 4544.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DANCING SHADOW 4520, NOR'EASTER 4549, STRAY CAT 4510, BEER GOGGLES 
4538, GAY DECEIVER 4536, LOOSEFOOT LARUE 4534, DAWG TAGS 4541, TRIPLE DAWG DARE 4535, 
MORIANCUMER 4543, and NATION 4546.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EL NINO 4430 (27-19-0)                 2  3  0         THE STORM FRONT      
MOHNSOON MAYHEM 4444 (24-19-0)         1  3  0         THE STORM FRONT      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWYSTED TWYSTER 4528 (3-1-1)           8  3  0         THE STORM FRONT      

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HALESTOHN HAVOC 1170 (12-8-1)          3  3  0         THE STORM FRONT      
MUDD SLYDE 1136 (17-14-1)              3  3  0         THE STORM FRONT      
CHILI BREEZ 1512 (11-11-3)             0  2  0         THE STORM FRONT      

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEVIL DOG 4479 (11-4-0)                9  3  0         DA DOG POWNDAZ       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUE NAMI 4476 (1-1-0)                  6  3  0         THE STORM FRONT      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SKITZOID SNOOPY 2140 (0-1-0)           4  3  0  DEAD   DA DOG POWNDAZ       

                        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!