DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2014    Duedate: 06/10/2014

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-347

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENEZIA
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4670) [19-15-2,162]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENEZIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4670) [19-15-2,162]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERMINE                         ANGEL CAKE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4712) [12-11-0,105]        (45-4737) [3-8-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        48
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       13      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DESOLATE ONES (463)          0      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES (428)        -15
SHIELDS OF DISHONOR (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      486 279 30 63.5   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 2
 2- 2 DESOLATE ONES (463)       31  29  3 51.7   2/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 0
 3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      49  52  4 48.5   3/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      5  9 0
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    324 381  9 46.0   4- 4 DESOLATE ONES (463)       2  3 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===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SUN QIAN of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): LUMP of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 273): BALLIOL BLACKMOON of DRAGONBANE GUILD (Nomad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 273): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out STORMCROWE to 
see what's new.  MVP award for LAPUR BISQUE?  SHEWISH BUFFET's proud of her after 
beating BELLDANDY and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  SCANDAL 
SAVAGE got smashed by SEAL DANCER, and lost 12 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think BENEZIA should let GLITRINA be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DARQUE FORCES was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 486-279-30 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
SHEWISH BUFFET?  DARQUE FORCES, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get 
them to accept an invitation!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All STORMCROWE ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  SEAL DANCER bloodfeuded (is that a word?) SCANDAL SAVAGE for 
revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  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.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENEZIA 4670                 19  15  2   162       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAPUR BISQUE 4676            16   3  2   106       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 ERMINE 4712                  12  11  0   105       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GLITRINA 4656                20  23  1    91       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLDANDY 4714               13   7  1    84       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PULLED ORC 4702              12   9  0    82       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-GOAT 4012                     8   4  0    81       DESOLATE ONES (463)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WINTER QUEEN 4672        17  14  1    66       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 SEAL DANCER 4686             14  15  1    66       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753           5   1  1    47       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743               8   2  1    43       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-FIRE HAWK 4011                6   6  0    39       DESOLATE ONES (463)
-ABRAXIS II 4075               4   4  1    37       DESOLATE ONES (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               3   8  0    30       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-TOKER 4130                    3   0  0    28       DESOLATE ONES (463)
-C.F.H. 4009                   4   8  0    27       DESOLATE ONES (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME HYDRA 4752             4   2  0    16       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 THE ICEMAN 4760               2   1  0    15       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SNOWBIRD 4751           0  4 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753   344  JUST REVENGED
CAER SALAD 4677        15  5 2 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   BENEZIA 4670          345   
MEAL 4764               0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   STONE GOLEM           347  NONE
SNACK 4763              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   BLACK ORC             347  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two!  Amazing, and gratifying, with only one of the wins being over a standby.
I could like this. -- Ermine

Goat -- Ah, but I know the secret!  Goats can be lead around by their stomachs.  A
tasty tidbit here, another bite there, and a goat is as tame as a dog. -- Ermine

Abraxis -- Have you considered changing your name?  I'm sure there is a better one
for you, numerologically. -- the Winter Queen

Toker -- May you get more sawdust than ice when you cool your drinks! -- The Iceman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BENEZIA demolished GLITRINA in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
ERMINE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LAPUR BISQUE devastated BELLDANDY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PULLED ORC demolished THE WINTER QUEEN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SCANDAL SAVAGE was vanquished by SEAL DANCER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WAR MAIDEN beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute brawl.
MADAME HYDRA was overcome by ANGEL CAKE in a 2 minute fight.
THE ICEMAN handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  15 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 347 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BENEZIA 4670               19  15  2  162 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAPUR BISQUE 4676          16   3  2  106 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
STRIKING ATTACK  ERMINE 4712                12  11  0  105 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
AIMED BLOW       THE WINTER QUEEN 4672      17  14  1   66 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743             8   2  1   43 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERMINE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ANGEL CAKE 4737.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERMINE 4712, BENEZIA 4670, 
LAPUR BISQUE 4676, PULLED ORC 4702, SEAL DANCER 4686, WAR MAIDEN 4743, THE ICEMAN 
4760, MADAME HYDRA 4752, MEAL 4764, and SNACK 4763.

The least popular fighter this week was SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE WINTER QUEEN 4672, BELLDANDY 4714, GLITRINA 4656, SNACK 
4763, MEAL 4764, MADAME HYDRA 4752, THE ICEMAN 4760, WAR MAIDEN 4743, SEAL DANCER 
4686, and PULLED ORC 4702.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BENEZIA (45-4670) DARQUE FORCES (428)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVII

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951 (11-7-1)       0  3  0         AVID FANS            

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer 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:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  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 are 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 the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, 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 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 ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors 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!