Date   : 11/30/2011    Duedate: 12/27/2011


DM-45    TURN-315

This Weeks Top Honors


(45-4498) [19-5-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4240) [8-1-1,92]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IAPERE                         CELESTIAL ROSE
(45-4655) [9-3-1,49]           (45-4240) [8-1-1,92]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         27
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       18      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DEATH KNIGHTS (519)          0      Unchartered Team
4. GOD OR GODDESS (513)         0
                                       WAYNE'S FINEST (319)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEATH KNIGHTS (519)        5   3  2 62.5   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      12  3 1
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      371 234 22 61.3   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    11  4 1
 3- 3 GOD OR GODDESS (513)      38  39  4 49.4   3- 3*DEATH KNIGHTS (519)       2  1 1
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    251 294  7 46.1   4- 4 GOD OR GODDESS (513)      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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 292): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): SVEN of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 241): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 292): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 288): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): BLACK LIGHTNING II (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 241): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.


     I only laugh because I'm sitting on the throne of Stormcrowe!  One of Darque's
prized "ladies" (if you can call us that) could not hold the throne against that
luggard Khalums Dwarf.  So, here I am after beating this same Khalums Dwarf last
     I'm always taking a back seat to Andromeda and Celestial Rose.  Darque even
seems to prefer Sapphira over me here lately.  Not this time!  I am the one sitting
on the great throne of Stormcrowe.  I do not anticipate going anywhere but who is to
say?  Such is the life of a warrior, here one day and gone the next.

Duelmistress Roselyn

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly STORMCROWE games.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 
record which NORTHERN LIGHTS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  WHITE BEAR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SAPPHIRA put down GLITRINA, 
causing her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has 
ROSELYN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven 
hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In STORMCROWE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after GLITRINA.  Watch your 
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in STORMCROWE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - 
the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 19   5  0    89       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240           8   1  1    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDROMEDA 4594                7   2  1    77       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELISHAR 4575                 11   5  1    66       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 SAPPHIRA 4646                 8   1  1    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-NJORD 4574                   10   5  3    64       GOD OR GODDESS (513)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVALANCHE 4652                7   5  0    53       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AURORA MARIE 4648             9   8  0    51       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 IAPERE 4655                   9   3  1    49       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WHITE BEAR 4647               9  10  0    48       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GLITRINA 4656                 7   4  1    48       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRIGGA 4572                   7   8  0    29       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
 BENEZIA 4670                  2   0  1    25       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-MAVEN 4668                    2   0  2    24       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALVEN 4664                   2   0  0    13       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-NIKE 4663                     2   2  0     8       GOD OR GODDESS (513)
-JARAXLE 4666                  1   1  0     4       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-TALKOR 4665                   0   1  0     1       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)
-FALCOR 4667                   0   1  0     1       DEATH KNIGHTS (519)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      BENEZIA 4670          315  NONE
AEGIR 4571              5 10 0 GOD OR GODDESS 513   SAPPHIRA 4646         312  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Draken -- Welcome to Stormcrowe!  We hope you find this arena as pleasurable as we
do.  It could use more teams for sure but still a nice place. -- Master Darque,
manager of Darque Forces

Team 1 -- Looks like a dangerous time to be a stand-by fighter! -- Master Darque

Jorja -- Life appears to have settled and I can once again writer personals.  I make
no promises concerning ads or spotlights, though, because it seems every time I do,
something happens that causes me to break them! -- Master Darque, here for now

Draken -- Welcome to you and your Death Knights. -- Jorja, Northern Lights

Sapphira -- Bested?  Hah!  You cussed golem, you *worsted* me. -- Aurora Marie
P.S.  AND, you didn't teach me any skills.  I call that stingy!

Celestial Rose -- Jorja says that if you had anything to do with the cut on the end
of her finger, which is interfering with her transcription of our valuable comments,
then she's going to be really mad at you.  Well, she didn't say it in quite those
words.  She gets... overwrought.  And, when you come down to it, her suspicion is
ridiculous on the face of it.  How could you have been involved?  What *I* think is
that she was just careless in the kitchen. -- Glitrina
P.S.  Dangerous places, kitchens.  All those knives, you know.

It was a chipped lip on the milk bottle. -- Jorja

Hah!  I came down on that fool Ambitious Guard like thirty tons of snow.  That'll
show him! -- Avalanche

The Userous Merchant is a Karnhorn (which is totally in character).  It's okay to
beat up on the Karnhorns, right?  They're bad guys. -- Iapere

The Cult Member was tasty.  A little stringy, but tasty even so. -- White Bear

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAPPHIRA devastated GLITRINA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROSELYN slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 4 minute Title battle.
ANDROMEDA was defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's duel.
CELESTIAL ROSE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
WHITE BEAR devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
AURORA MARIE savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
AVALANCHE bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute competition.
IAPERE overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
BENEZIA slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   9 -  2      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  15 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 315 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         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               19   5  0   89 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELESTIAL ROSE 4240         8   1  1   92 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAPPHIRA 4646               8   1  1   66 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   AVALANCHE 4652              7   5  0   53 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
WALL OF STEEL    AURORA MARIE 4648           9   8  0   51 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   IAPERE 4655                 9   3  1   49 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IAPERE 4655.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CELESTIAL ROSE 4240.  The ten other most popular fighters were AURORA MARIE 4648, 
4647, BENEZIA 4670, GLITRINA 4656, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GLITRINA 4656.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BENEZIA 4670, WHITE BEAR 4647, ANDROMEDA 4594, IAPERE 4655, ROSELYN 
4498, SAPPHIRA 4646, AVALANCHE 4652, AURORA MARIE 4648, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IPECAC 3625 (53-53-0)                  0  2  0         EMETICS              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHIVOR 4569 (1-3-0)                   11  3  0         OF WOLF & MAN 4      
PADDYPO 4443 (7-3-0)                   0  2  0         MIKES HEROES         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A CHEERLEADER 1092 (10-9-1)            4  3  0         AVID FANS            
TICKET TAKER 2522 (0-1-0)              2  3  0         AVID FANS            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABRACADAVER 4609 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STORBOLL 4442 (0-2-0)                  2  2  0  DEAD   MIKES HEROES         

                        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!

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, 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 15 
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!