DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2010    Duedate: 07/05/2010

TEMPLE OF ABARSIS ARENA

DM-47    TURN-290

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOGBANE
DARQUE FORCES (396)
(47-5500) [18-19-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOGBANE                        TRAVELLING NOME
DARQUE FORCES (396)            ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
(47-5500) [18-19-1,110]        (47-7056) [3-0-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NIN QUIRE                      THADITHIC LITHPER
THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)         DEVIATION (708)
(47-5281) [11-20-0,53]         (47-7021) [5-3-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (708)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOST HONOR (717)            48
2. MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)     36      LAND OF OZ (217)
3. DEVIATION (708)             30      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM ASGARD (684)           22
5. DARQUE FORCES (396)         21      ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 LAND OF OZ (217)         595 376 20 61.3   1/ 2 DEVIATION (708)           8  7 1
 2/ 2*ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    11   7  1 61.1   2/ 5 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   7  3 0
 3/ 4 THE OPERA (613)          124  80  3 60.8   3/ 3*ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    7  4 1
 4/ 1*THE BIZZARR (716)          6   4  1 60.0   4/ 6*THE BIZZARR (716)         6  4 1
 5/16*LOST HONOR (717)           6   4  0 60.0   5/16*LOST HONOR (717)          6  4 0
 6/ 5 DEVIATION (708)           89  70  2 56.0   6/10 DARQUE FORCES (396)       5  0 0
 7/ 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     66  54  3 55.0   7/ 7 LAND OF OZ (217)          5  2 1
 8/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (396)      181 154 14 54.0   8/ 4 WARHAMMERS (75)           4  5 0
 9/ 9 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   56  53  3 51.4   9/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    4 11 0
10-10*ICE REAVERS (711)          7   8  1 46.7  10/ 8 THE OPERA (613)           3  0 0
11/11 WARHAMMERS (75)          311 392 15 44.2  11/ 9*HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)    2  3 1
12/ 0*OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)       2   3  0 40.0  12/ 0*OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)      2  3 0
13/ 0*IN QETERNUM (718)          2   3  0 40.0  13/ 0*IN QETERNUM (718)         2  3 0
14/13 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   138 218  2 38.8  14/15 TEAM ASGARD (684)         2  6 0
15/15 TEAM ASGARD (684)         14  33  2 29.8  15/ 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     1  0 0
16/14*HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)     4  11  1 26.7  16-11*ICE REAVERS (711)         0  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  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 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 525): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 635): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 581): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 470): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 525): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 635): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 581): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                          BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Is it better to have a winning record, or sit on the throne?  I say take one
fight at a time, learn skills, and drink all you want!  Enjoy it as it comes for the
next fight may be your last.  Once again the world is set right--A Warhammer is
Duelmaster again! -- Rois Anin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TEMPLE OF ABARSIS games.  Former top team THE MIDDLE 
WAY 3 was unseated this week as DEVIATION moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part 
of LOST HONOR.  How else weeks like this one's 5-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 
5th team?  Fortune did not smile upon THE MIDDLE WAY 3 this time out who this turn 
suffered a fall into 9th position in the wake of a 0-5-0 round.  Did only my eyes 
note the 4-1-0 record which MANEGERIAL MAYHEM managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  SPAWING OF SPEWN caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RONDOL QUIGLO and was 
awarded 21 points in recognition.  This time out BOGBANE made his bid for the throne 
as he challenged ROIS ANIN in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BOGBANE, 
Duelmaster of TEMPLE OF ABARSIS!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die 
in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TEMPLE OF ABARSIS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  ABYSMAL RITES is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of LAND OF OZ are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  TUUMS take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in TEMPLE OF ABARSIS.  Give SARAPHINE credit for hers courage.  Did you note 
how she challenged SENSEI SAN despite the 26 point difference in their rankings?  2 
points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my admiration is what SARAPHINE must 
now weigh against the defeat which resulted.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at 
the games this week, it seems that BALDER posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized KISS OF DEATH.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BALDER subdued 
KISS OF DEATH.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week LEET STREEGLE, at 8-8-0, 
departed TEMPLE OF ABARSIS forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins. 
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOGBANE 5500                 18  19  1   110       DARQUE FORCES (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEDEE 5642                   30  10  0   137       THE OPERA (613)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312         12   6  0   106       DARQUE FORCES (396)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROIS ANIN 6068               18  27  1    90       WARHAMMERS (75)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197        14  10  0    90       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           21  26  0    89       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 KANA BALLISTIC 6976           9   6  0    89       DEVIATION (708)
 SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934     12   1  0    86       THE OPERA (613)
-PROWL 6460                    7   5  0    83       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-BUMBLEBEE 6436                9   7  0    80       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             14   7  0    68       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 AGARIC 6509                  17  15  0    67       WARHAMMERS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289          14   9  2    66       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196           11  13  0    66       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 BALDER 6539                   7   3  1    64       TEAM ASGARD (684)
-GOLDEN CAP 6890               9   4  0    59       LAND OF OZ (217)
 AGOSERIS 6709                10  10  1    57       WARHAMMERS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATH KISS 5751              12   8  1    54       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 NIN QUIRE 5281               11  20  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 THADITHIC LITHPER 7021        5   3  1    53       DEVIATION (708)
 JUDGEMENT DAY 6973            5   7  0    52       DEVIATION (708)
-BASKET 6956                   7   4  0    50       LAND OF OZ (217)
 KISS OF DEATH 6977            8  10  0    46       DEVIATION (708)
-DAFNE 6899                    8   3  0    46       THE OPERA (613)
 GIZMO 6941                    4   2  0    43       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 TRAVELLING NOME 7056          3   0  1    42       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              6  16  0    40       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            8  12  0    36       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 SONNY URK 6827                6  16  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 QUADLING 7001                 5   1  1    34       LAND OF OZ (217)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 5   4  0    34       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSEI SAN 5811               3   2  0    33       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SUICIDE BLIND 7042            4   2  0    27       DEVIATION (708)
 TALKEETNA 7047                4   1  0    26       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OFF TO SEE THE... 7033        3   2  1    22       LAND OF OZ (217)
-SHARK 7037                    2   1  0    22       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 EUREKA PRIDE 7044             3   1  0    20       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 JUNEAU DAWNING 7045           1   1  0    18       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 CHANCE 7069                   2   0  0    17       LOST HONOR (717)
 NIINE 7064                    2   0  0    17       THE BIZZARR (716)
 TUUMS 7065                    1   1  1    17       THE BIZZARR (716)
-COBRA 7039                    1   2  1    16       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 DEKCARC 7068                  1   1  0    16       LOST HONOR (717)
 PICK POCKET 7081              1   0  0    13       LOST HONOR (717)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASTER 6667                    2   1  0    12       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-CHRIS CLEAVER 7026            3   1  1    11       ICE REAVERS (711)
 TWISTED THIEF 7070            1   1  0    11       LOST HONOR (717)
-FENRIR 6686                   2   2  1    10       TEAM ASGARD (684)
 GORGON 7058                   1   0  0    10       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
-ODIN 6703                     2   1  0     9       TEAM ASGARD (684)
-ANDREA ACHIEVER 7023          2   0  0     9       ICE REAVERS (711)
 ANITA BLAKE 7032              1   0  0     9       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 SARAPHINE 7063                1   1  0     7       THE BIZZARR (716)
 CHASITYLOKPIKER 7066          1   1  0     6       THE BIZZARR (716)
 RAGLIN 7067                   1   1  0     6       THE BIZZARR (716)
 RAVAGE 7061                   1   0  0     5       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 FALCON 7040                   1   2  0     5       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 VINCERE MORS 7075             1   0  0     5       IN QETERNUM (718)
-JOE HEAVER 7022               1   1  0     4       ICE REAVERS (711)
 BELLUM 7074                   1   0  0     4       IN QETERNUM (718)
 MORTIMER 7082                 1   0  0     3       LOST HONOR (717)
-LION 7038                     0   3  0     3       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 BEAR 7041                     0   3  0     3       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 BROOMSTICK 7057               0   1  0     1       LAND OF OZ (217)
 BARABUS 7077                  0   1  0     1       IN QETERNUM (718)
 SERAPH 7062                   0   1  0     1       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 KCOMUS 7060                   0   1  0     1       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 TALONA 7059                   0   1  0     1       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 MODI 7079                     0   1  0     1       TEAM ASGARD (684)
 FOETOR 7073                   0   1  0     1       IN QETERNUM (718)
 ULTIMA REGUM 7076             0   1  0     1       IN QETERNUM (718)
 THOR 7080                     0   1  0     1       TEAM ASGARD (684)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KODIAK KID 7046         0  2 0 ALASKAN PIPELINE 714 COBRA 7039            289   
JON DECEIVER 7025       1  3 0 ICE REAVERS 711      TRAVELLING NOME 7056  288   
THOMAS GREIVER 7050     0  2 0 ICE REAVERS 711      OFF TO SEE THE.. 7033 288   
LEET STREEGLE 5368      8  8 0 MANEGERIAL MAYHE 574 THADITHIC LITHPE 7021 290   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to our tournament bests:
THE LION KING 6360 (18-7-0)            6  3  1         ROYAL FLUSH Challenger
OFF TO SEE THE... 7033 (2-2-1)        6  3  0         LAND OF OZ Apprentice
UNCLE HENRY 7051 (2-1-0)              6  3  0  DEAD   LAND OF OZ Apprentice
KING UVDAHELL 1643 (69-35-1)        5  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH Eligible
CHINA MILKMAID 6502 (17-2-1)          5  3  0         LAND OF OZ Freshman
SUPERNAUT 7052 (1-1-0)                  5  3  0         ABYSMAL RITES Apprentice
     Oz The All Proud (but not of the dead one!)

Good bye and congrats, Vynmorgath. -- Oz The All Happy

Congratulations Rois Anin; do it again! -- Oz The All Congratulatory

The Blizzarr -- A great 4-1-1 and 53 big points?!  Nice entry!  Welcome to North
Fork.  May your stay be long and fruitful. -- Oz The All Welcoming

     Fruitful is good.  I'm partial to raspberries, myself. -- Arenamaster Okel

Lost Honor -- We are glad to have you here in North Fork.  Good luck to you. -- Oz
The All Thankful

Where, oh where, have the personals gone?  Turf War winners are REQUIRED to keep the
personals burning.  What a bunch of bozos.  (wink) -- Oz The All Wondering

Hilroc Ibbins -- I had my way with you.  I appreciate your being nice to Quadlings.
Really! -- Quadling

TIME FOR THE NEXT TURF WAR.  Get ready to rumble.  Oz and Master Darque are in
discussions, reorganizations, and negotiations. -- The Land Of Oz Free Press

Alaskan Pipeline -- I regret what happened to you, comrade in the arena.  I did not
want Kodiak Kid's death on my conscious and I know we all hae takin' an oath to
become a gladiator is to make a pack with death,  I ask that one day you can forgive
for that. -- Cobra
P.S.  May Kodiak Kid cheer his brothers in from the afterlife.

Daster Marque -- Dell wone fy mriend. -- Judgement Day

Agoseris -- <big ol' wet smooch> -- Kiss of Death

Eureka Pride -- Vanquished in one minute!!!  I want to slit my wrists. -- Suicide
Blind

Crister Moffee -- I think it's safe to say I ate you up and spat you out! -- Kana
Ballistic

Spawning of Spewn -- I think I need to wash mythelf after thimply thinking about your
name.  <does the thiver/thakes> -- Thadithtic Lithper

To those of you who like crunchy numbers, a new curlique on the Sandbagger
Hypothesis.  You probably already know this, but just in case:  Current evidence in
my possession suggests that having more than fifty fights won't force graduation if
you don't have fourteen wins.  Then, you run to one hundred fights, if you can live
that long, and graduate willy-nilly.  But if you do have the wins and are missing
something else (the gods know what, maybe a second rating), it *looks* like fifty
fights will top you out. -- Jorja, reading over today's turns

Quadling -- I'd rather lose (but not die) than be named that.  It just sounds...
contemptable.  Probably all an illusion, but there it is. -- Hilroc "call me biased"
Ibbins

Rois Anin -- Glad to pass the title to you.  I'm sure you deserve it. -- Rondol
Quiglo

Scomsss's Nightmare -- Gods, imagine if the announcer lisped! -- Nin Quire

Talkeetna -- With a name like that, you should be taller.  No one comments on an
unusual name if you can loom impressively. -- Sonny Urk

And a Captured Orc.  Ah... okay.  What do I do with him? -- Velma Xavil

Suicide Blind -- Surely you could use challenges or avoids to prevent other matches
with me.  It wasn't *MY* doing. -- Sonny Urk

Our congratulations to Vynmorgath. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

And a salute to the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOGBANE devastated ROIS ANIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BALDER vanquished KISS OF DEATH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
THADITHIC LITHPER savagely slew LEET STREEGLE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
QUADLING was devastated by AGOSERIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUDGEMENT DAY demolished SONNY URK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
OFF TO SEE THE... viciously subdued CHASITYLOKPIKER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SUICIDE BLIND devastated JUNEAU DAWNING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SARAPHINE was overcome by SENSEI SAN in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BEAR lost to NIINE in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
TALKEETNA won victory over TUUMS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
KANA BALLISTIC savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute match.
RONDOL QUIGLO was overpowered by SPAWING OF SPEWN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE devastated AGARIC in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DASTER MARQUE devastated NIN QUIRE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CRISTER MOFFEE handily defeated VELMA XAVIL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HILROC IBBINS was overpowered by TRAVELLING NOME in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
GIZMO handily defeated EUREKA PRIDE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FALCON was devastated by DEKCARC in a 2 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
TWISTED THIEF demolished TALONA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHANCE overpowered FOETOR in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
RAGLIN bested KCOMUS in a 1 minute novice's contest.
ANITA BLAKE defeated BROOMSTICK in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
SERAPH was overcome by VINCERE MORS in a 5 minute beginner's duel.
RAVAGE bested BARABUS in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
GORGON overpowered MODI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BELLUM savagely defeated THOR in a tiring 8 minute brutal novice's duel.
ULTIMA REGUM was outwaited by MORTIMER in a dull 13 minute beginner's bout.
PICK POCKET overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  18 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  23 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  37 -  6      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         AIMED BLOW        33 -  30 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  41 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  36 -  1      37  |

Turn 290 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:

BASHING ATTACK     6 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         3 -  7         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197      14  10  0   90 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
BASHING ATTACK   KANA BALLISTIC 6976         9   6  0   89 DEVIATION (708)
AIMED BLOW       SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934   12   1  0   86 THE OPERA (613)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRISTER MOFFEE 5289        14   9  2   66 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
LUNGING ATTACK   BALDER 6539                 7   3  1   64 TEAM ASGARD (684)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NIN QUIRE 5281.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THADITHIC LITHPER 7021.  The ten other most popular fighters were OFF TO SEE 
THE... 7033, SENSEI SAN 5811, DEKCARC 7068, TUUMS 7065, KANA BALLISTIC 6976, SPAWING 
OF SPEWN 5197, ANITA BLAKE 7032, BOGBANE 5500, BALDER 6539, and AGOSERIS 6709.

The least popular fighter this week was MORTIMER 7082.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULTIMA REGUM 7076, THOR 7080, BELLUM 7074, FOETOR 7073, BEAR 7041, MODI 
7079, VINCERE MORS 7075, SERAPH 7062, KCOMUS 7060, and TALONA 7059.

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

VYNMORGATH (47-6646) KAOS (695)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), 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 22 
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!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 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 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, 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, July 7, 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!