DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2011    Duedate: 12/14/2011

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-616

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOOT PRINT
IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
(43-4740) [19-9-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOOT PRINT                     FAT TONY
IS THAT A CLUE? (473)          ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)
(43-4740) [19-9-0,108]         (43-4768) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELANJI                        KIRVINJ
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4737) [11-19-0,57]         (43-4730) [17-16-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)  48
2. WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)     34      IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
3. IS THAT A CLUE? (473)        6      Unchartered Team
4. ORDER (474)                  0
5. THE FAMILY (116)           -18ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ORDER (474)                3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   7  5 0
 2/ 2 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     82  46  0 64.1   2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)   88  86  5 50.6   3/ 3 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)     4  5 0
 4/ 0*ANDROIDS DUNGEON 0 (478)   5   5  0 50.0   4/ 0*ANDROIDS DUNGEON 0 (478)  3  2 0
 5/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         813 878 20 48.1   5- 4*ORDER (474)               1  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 271): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
                (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                  (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      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 FAT TONY, who flew 
up 15 points in the rankings after mashing KHARIJANH like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was BAIBAR, who dropped 13 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ALVERNON STRONGAXE.  Well, 
everybody's pal SAMUEL CLIPPER moved his record to 26-12-0 by defeating ODD DRAFT in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps 
the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  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 VEASTIAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOT PRINT 4740              19   9  0   108       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODD DRAFT 4742               20   8  0   100       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712     14  24  2    85       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715      17  21  1    83       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714       16  22  2    82       WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)
 KIRVINJ 4730                 17  16  0    69       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAIBAR 4738                  10  20  0    62       THE FAMILY (116)
 MELANJI 4737                 11  19  0    57       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A BAD LIE 4745                8  12  0    53       IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
-BAIN 4747                     3   0  0    42       ORDER (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUIDO JENJILI 4776            5   1  1    40       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT TONY 4768                 2   0  0    28       ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE KWAN 4770              2   0  0    22       ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)
 KHARIJANH 4777                3   2  0    11       THE FAMILY (116)
 BUMBLEBEE GUY 4775            1   0  0     9       ANDROIDS DUNGEON 001 (478)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
4 SIDED DIE 4773        0  1 0 ANDROIDS DUNGEON 478 DARK CHAMPION         616  NONE
DA2 4774                0  1 0 ANDROIDS DUNGEON 478 MOUNTAIN TROLL        616  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Samuel Clipper. -- Jorja and the Family

Jeremiah Broadblade -- I'll say it was broad!  More like a wall.  Of blades... yes,
that was the experience.  Ouch. -- Kirvinj

Jonas Switchblade -- I switched your blade, okay?  I felt like it. -- Baibar

So I took seven minutes to subdue the Userous Merchant, I was toying with him, okay?
I don't LIKE him. -- Guido Jenjili

A Bad Lie -- I wanted to believe it. -- Melanji

Bain -- Ouch?  That shouldn't have been "uneven."  I need to look into that. --
Kharijanh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

4 SIDED DIE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SAMUEL CLIPPER overcame ODD DRAFT in a 3 minute gruesome veteran's match.
BOOT PRINT devastated JEREMIAH BROADBLADE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
ALVERNON STRONGAXE overpowered BAIBAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JONAS SWITCHBLADE bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute veteran's duel.
KIRVINJ viciously subdued A BAD LIE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
GUIDO JENJILI was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MELANJI vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FAT TONY overpowered KHARIJANH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
COOKIE KWAN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
BUMBLEBEE GUY viciously subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 616 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BOOT PRINT 4740            19   9  0  108 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
AIMED BLOW       ODD DRAFT 4742             20   8  0  100 IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
STRIKING ATTACK  GUIDO JENJILI 4776          5   1  1   40 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELANJI 4737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KIRVINJ 4730.  The ten other most popular fighters were ODD DRAFT 4742, A BAD LIE 
4745, MELANJI 4737, FAT TONY 4768, BUMBLEBEE GUY 4775, 4 SIDED DIE 4773, BOOT PRINT 
4740, DA2 4774, ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715, and GUIDO JENJILI 4776.

The least popular fighter this week was KHARIJANH 4777.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JONAS SWITCHBLADE 4714, BAIBAR 4738, JEREMIAH BROADBLADE 4712, COOKIE 
KWAN 4770, GUIDO JENJILI 4776, ALVERNON STRONGAXE 4715, DA2 4774, BOOT PRINT 4740, 4 
SIDED DIE 4773, and BUMBLEBEE GUY 4775.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BOOT PRINT (43-4740) IS THAT A CLUE? (473)
ODD DRAFT (43-4742) IS THAT A CLUE? (473)

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

SAMUEL CLIPPER (43-4716) WARRIORS OF STEEL (470)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEO POWERS 4599 (46-45-0)              4  3  1         MEDAL OF HONOR F1    
PREDNIZONE 4298 (39-59-1)              0  2  0         MEDS                 
QUEEN RANDI 4644 (30-15-0)             0  2  0         LUROCIAN ROYALTY     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINNING ISNT EVRTHNG 3604 (3-0-1)      2  3  0         FEARLESS LOSERS      

                        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!