DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2011    Duedate: 01/16/2012

NORTH FORK ARENA

DM-47    TURN-310

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EUREKA PRIDE
ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
(47-7044) [17-6-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIZMO                          BRADLY GORE
DARQUE FORCES (396)            ASSASSINS GUILD (742)
(47-6941) [12-10-1,121]        (47-7526) [3-2-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARTY TRAP                     SCORCHER
PALINDROMES (599)              WARHAMMERS (75)
(47-5496) [19-18-1,116]        (47-7517) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PALINDROMES (599)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAST FOOD (724)             46
2. ROYAL FLUSH (48)            40      ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
3. PALINDROMES (599)           31      Unchartered Team
4. AN EPHRAIM (32)             29
5. ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)      27      GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    67  38  2 63.8   1/ 6 PALINDROMES (599)        10  2 1
 2/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         657 408 23 61.7   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (396)       9  6 0
 3- 4 LES TURFISTES (727)       38  25  1 60.3   3/ 2 VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)     9  6 0
 4- 5 SECOND BANANAS (573)     229 151 20 60.3   4/ 5 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  2 0
 5/ 3 OTTODROME TW (728)        37  25  2 59.7   5/ 8 LAND OF OZ (217)          8  5 0
 6/ 0 THE OPERA (613)          130  90  4 59.1   6- 0 GLORY DISCIPLES (744)     7  3 0
 7/ 6 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     87  61  7 58.8   7/16 IRON LEGION (652)         7  6 1
 8/ 7 VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)     41  30  2 57.7   8/10 OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)      7  8 1
 9/ 9 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         781 599 39 56.6   9/ 7 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    6  6 0
10-10 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     70  57  3 55.1  10/ 4 BLACK LIGHTNING (738)     6  7 0
11/14 FAST FOOD (724)           45  39  0 53.6  11-11 PAWN OF PROPHECY (730)    5  5 0
12/13 DARQUE FORCES (396)      219 194 17 53.0  12/18 AN EPHRAIM (32)           5  7 0
13/16 BLACK LIGHTNING (738)    163 152 11 51.7  13-15 IN QETERNUM (718)         4  6 0
14-17 PAWN OF PROPHECY (730)   172 162 11 51.5  14/ 9 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     4  7 0
15/19 IRON LEGION (652)         26  25  2 51.0  15- 3 SECOND BANANAS (573)      3  2 0
16-18 SERPENTS HOLD (722)       33  33  1 50.0  16-23 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    3  5 0
17/ 0 GLORY DISCIPLES (744)     25  25  2 50.0  17/22 WARHAMMERS (75)           3  6 1
18/20 OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)      49  50  5 49.5  18/17 FAST FOOD (724)           3  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23 PALINDROMES (599)         82 100  6 45.1  19-13 TEAM BLACKSTAFF (735)     2  3 0
20/22 WARHAMMERS (75)          334 425 17 44.0  20/12 OTTODROME TW (728)        2  5 0
21/24 AN EPHRAIM (32)          199 264 19 43.0  21/ 0 THE OPERA (613)           1  2 0
22/25 ABYSMAL RITES (215)      105 144  4 42.2  22-28 NEW VENGEANCE (721)       1  4 0
23/ 8*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)     8  11  2 42.1  23-14 LES TURFISTES (727)       1  5 0
24-27 TEAM BLACKSTAFF (735)     26  37  1 41.3  24/27*ASSASSINS GUILD (742)     1  7 0
25-28 IN QETERNUM (718)         40  60  5 40.0  25/25 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       1  8 0
26-29 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   170 268  2 38.8  26/20*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)    0  5 0
27/30*ASSASSINS GUILD (742)      8  16  1 33.3  27-29 SERPENTS HOLD (722)       0  4 0
28-31 NEW VENGEANCE (721)       18  50  2 26.5  28-31 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  ANTI-TP RANT II
               (or "Ding Dong is wounded in the pelvis by Aimed Blow!")

     Dream of slipping your staff smack between those two medium shields?  (Shields--
what?)  Live to rule all o' Alastari?  Then get out from behind your walls (curtain).
An adroit offense is the best defense!  And our Temple's martial aimed blow artist,
Monks, will reign at the world Tourneys.  Think big!  Big surf!

(Shields give a false sense of security.  (Shields... what?)  Shields are for
babies!)

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Some say even a blind warrior's sword finds the mark sometimes.  Not this time!
I worked hard to get here!!  Picking my opponents, and who to avoid, working on my
skills.  Not easy, as we all know.  North Fork is a hard throne to earn; keeping it,
even harder.  Let us all drink to the finest warriors in the land!

                                          Duelmaster Agoseris

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NORTH FORK.  Too bad, DARQUE FORCES, but 
PALINDROMES was just too good to be stopped.  The guys at IRON LEGION like really 
pulled together to get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving up by 9.  What was the name of that 
team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 657-408-23 you ask?  (Sure)  LAND OF OZ's 
their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for TOFU WARRIOR?  VEGAN CANNIBALS' 
proud of him after beating WILHELM SCREAM and getting 31 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  WILHELM SCREAM got smashed by TOFU WARRIOR, and lost 26 points!  Oh, 
wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all NORTH FORK.  She got the 
most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, EUREKA PRIDE must be pretty 
gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from WARHAMMERS.  Does this guy have a death 
wish or what!  Was that a tear I saw in EUREKA PRIDE's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't AGOSERIS fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being 
a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  AN EPHRAIM 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 199-264-19 record really that scary?  Is there some 
deep dark secret why LAND OF OZ's been avoiding AN EPHRAIM so much?  Or is it just 
that they're too scared?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All NORTH FORK ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like, who is this guy???  TNT gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles TOTO'S REVENGE, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet PALINDROMES manager is 
surprised!  Everyone has problems, but why did AN EPHRAIM send THE LOVE HOBBIT to the 
Dark Arena?  She had a 2-0-0, and I thought she looked neat on the sands...  What a 
bummer deal for TENSILE!  He just barely was getting his "fighter feet" but got kill 
by RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER!  Those're the breaks, I guess.  RAVAGE bloodfeuded (is 
that a word?) TENSILE for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth 
it?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EUREKA PRIDE 7044            17   6  0   113       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIZMO 6941                   12  10  1   121       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-LATKA 6940                   13   4  1   120       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 PARTY TRAP 5496              19  18  1   116       PALINDROMES (599)
-NIN QUIRE 5281               19  31  0   105       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 SALAD SLAYER 7334             9   5  0   103       VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)
 KATIE 5337                   17   8  2   102       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 RACECAR 5498                 17  22  1   101       PALINDROMES (599)
 AGARIC 6509                  24  27  0    99       WARHAMMERS (75)
 BIG MAC 7120                 12   5  0    99       FAST FOOD (724)
 AGOSERIS 6709                20  19  3    93       WARHAMMERS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTICHOKE ON THIS! 7226      10   4  1    90       VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)
-YUKON QUEST 7157             10   5  0    89       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-DRESDEN 7237                  8   4  0    88       TEAM BLACKSTAFF (735)
 TOFU WARRIOR 7223             7   7  0    88       VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)
 ENDEMIC 7265                 20  14  0    87       BLACK LIGHTNING (738)
-SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934     12   1  0    86       THE OPERA (613)
-PETIT JARDINIA 7154           9   4  0    85       LES TURFISTES (727)
-DR. COX 7009                  8   3  1    83       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BROOMSTICK 7057              12   9  1    81       LAND OF OZ (217)
 RAVAGE 7061                  10  10  2    80       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 FROSTY 7332                   7   5  0    80       FAST FOOD (724)
-NORTON 7010                   9   4  0    79       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-MANDORALLEN 7179             17  16  1    78       PAWN OF PROPHECY (730)
 BOOB 7257                    11   5  0    77       PALINDROMES (599)
 TENTH INNING 7255             7   7  0    75       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-SLIM 7155                    10   4  0    73       SERPENTS HOLD (722)
 TALKEETNA 7047               15   9  0    72       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 HUMMUS HAWK 7333              7   7  1    71       VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             14   7  0    68       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 DRAGO KAZOV 7100             10   8  1    68       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
-MR. WOLF 7401                 7   3  0    68       PAWN OF PROPHECY (730)
-YORL 7153                     8   3  0    67       LES TURFISTES (727)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VELMA XAVIL 6828             12  29  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-BLIZZARD 7119                10   6  0    65       FAST FOOD (724)
 STARSCREAM 7419               5   4  0    65       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-HAWKEYE 7008                  8   5  0    64       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 WILHELM SCREAM 7162           9   3  0    62       OTTODROME TW (728)
 VEGGIE MONSTER 7224           8   6  0    58       VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)
-MARTIN LUTHER KING 7384       8   3  0    58       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 HAMMER 6170                   5   5  0    58       IRON LEGION (652)
 ASTROTRAIN 7352               8   5  0    57       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 PRACTICAL GENE 7349           7   3  1    57       OTTODROME TW (728)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENCON 7259                  11   8  1    55       BLACK LIGHTNING (738)
-ZITH 7361                     6   7  0    55       PAWN OF PROPHECY (730)
 SOUTH SPOON 7161              7   6  1    54       OTTODROME TW (728)
-DEATH KISS 5751              12  10  1    53       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-URUTO 7105                    6   7  0    53       SERPENTS HOLD (722)
 CRESCENT 6167                 6   5  0    53       IRON LEGION (652)
-LUCCIO 7303                   5   7  1    52       TEAM BLACKSTAFF (735)
-ULTIMA REGUM 7076            12   8  0    50       IN QETERNUM (718)
-DIRT BOGART 7430              5   2  1    50       LES TURFISTES (727)
-LUGH THE LONGARM 7548         7   2  1    49       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 AGONY OF DAYS 7207            7   7  0    48       ABYSMAL RITES (215)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLY GORE 7526              3   2  1    47       ASSASSINS GUILD (742)
-FANG 7232                     5   9  1    45       SERPENTS HOLD (722)
 BLADE 6168                    7   4  0    43       IRON LEGION (652)
-KRAIT 7106                    8   6  0    42       SERPENTS HOLD (722)
-MARCUS 7545                   6   4  0    42       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 RUSTY 7296                    7   8  0    39       BLACK LIGHTNING (738)
 BLITZWING 7371                4   7  0    36       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 EMILY 7453                    4   4  0    36       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-TULAIN VORL 7244              6   9  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 5   4  0    34       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 JACK B. NIMBLE 7446           5   1  0    34       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-MORGAN 7235                   5   7  0    34       TEAM BLACKSTAFF (735)
-DOMINUS NOX 7425              4   4  0    34       IN QETERNUM (718)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRO'TOR 7546                  5   5  0    33       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 SCIMITAR 6169                 4   7  0    33       IRON LEGION (652)
-MISSISSIPPI QUEEN 7445        4   1  0    33       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 WRATH 7428                    5   4  0    32       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 EMERALD 7478                  5   1  0    32       LAND OF OZ (217)
-KOWALSKI 7304                 5   8  0    31       TEAM BLACKSTAFF (735)
 BRAIN 7497                    2   0  0    31       LAND OF OZ (217)
-TACTIS AEGER 7395             3   7  1    27       IN QETERNUM (718)
 FINLY (THE SCOTT) 7529        1   4  0    27       ASSASSINS GUILD (742)
-CHRISTOS 7549                 5   5  1    26       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
-ASTER 6667                    4   1  0    26       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 ACE HARDWARE 7492             2   0  0    26       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-TIA RELWAN 7245               5  10  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-DR. AWKWARD 7392              3   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (599)
 SEWARD FOLLY 7436             5   4  0    24       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-ASYLUM 7297                   4   7  0    24       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
 BIG PIGEON 7411               2   2  0    24       THE OPERA (613)
-DILECTONON FERIO 7483         2   3  0    24       IN QETERNUM (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEEPING BLEEP 7466           3   4  0    23       BLACK LIGHTNING (738)
 THUNDERCRACKER 7467           2   4  0    23       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 LEVIATHAN 7527                2   3  0    22       ASSASSINS GUILD (742)
-ANITA BLAKE 7032              3   1  0    21       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-DEI-MAN VAILL 7547            1   2  0    20       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 DENALI PEAK 7495              1   1  0    19       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 NZGUL 7390                    5   3  0    18       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-JAVELIN 7448                  4   3  0    18       PAWN OF PROPHECY (730)
-KIKI 7485                     2   2  0    17       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-JEZEBEL 7367                  4   4  0    16       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
-MIMI 7450                     2   2  0    15       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 FENCE 7498                    2   1  0    15       LAND OF OZ (217)
 CATHERD 7519                  2   0  0    14       AN EPHRAIM (32)
 PARSIFAL 7414                 1   0  0    13       THE OPERA (613)
 SURFER THE GRAY 7538          1   0  0    13       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-WHO'S NEXT 7505               1   0  0    10       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
 CRANE KNIGHT 7524             2   2  1     9       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)
 IAN MOORE 7528                2   3  0     9       ASSASSINS GUILD (742)
 HAWK KNIGHT 7522              2   2  0     8       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)
 OWL KNIGHT 7521               2   1  0     8       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)
 EAGLE KNIGHT 7525             1   3  1     7       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)
 FALCON KNIGHT 7523            1   3  0     6       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (741)
 GLUTTONY 7539                 1   0  0     6       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 KHAN 7503                     1   2  0     5       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 DING DONG 7516                1   1  0     4       LAND OF OZ (217)
 JEAN-LUC 7530                 0   4  0     4       ASSASSINS GUILD (742)
 SCORCHER 7517                 0   2  0     2       WARHAMMERS (75)
 ARCTURUS 7490                 0   2  0     2       ABYSMAL RITES (215)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANUM MOERDART 7531           0   1  0     1       IN QETERNUM (718)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AGAIN 7536              0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    FLUSH THE JOHN        310  NONE
AND AGAIN 7537          0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    WINGED MONKEY         310  NONE
TIME OF TORMENT 7254    5  6 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    GENCON 7259           306  NOT REVENGED
WASTE OF TIME 7535      0  1 0 ALL-STAR NANA'S 457  PIZZA VILLAIN         310  NONE
QUASIMODO 7470          0  2 0 AN EPHRAIM 32        THE CRYING GAME 7473  306  NOT REVENGED
THE CHAOS RIDER 7518    0  2 0 AN EPHRAIM 32        CARNIVOROUS FROG      310  NONE
THE LOVE HOBBIT 7499    2  1 0 AN EPHRAIM 32        DARK MATTER           310  NONE
DARTANYON 7263         17 10 0 BLACK LIGHTNING 738  AGOSERIS 6709         308   
DIAZEPAM 7211           6  7 1 CALM AND SEDATE 731  LABATTS 6548          306  NONE
DA 7553                 0  1 0 FAST FOOD 724        FLUSH THE JOHN        310  NONE
TENSILE 6392            4  1 2 IRON LEGION 652      RAVAGE 7061           310   
QUADLING 7001          13  9 1 LAND OF OZ 217       KATIE 5337            306  NOT REVENGED
PERCHERON 7152          6  5 0 LES TURFISTES 727    ARTICHOKE ON THI 7226 306  NOT REVENGED
BRASA 7457              1  2 0 NEW VENGEANCE 721    DR. AWKWARD 7392      306  NONE
GREED 7487              3  1 0 OBSIDIAN ORDER 715   TENSILE 6392          309  JUST REVENGED
BLAH 7532               0  1 0 THE OPERA 613        TOTO'S REVENGE        310  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

An Ephriam -- I suppose that was you?  Or your Love Hobbit?  Well, whomever.  Please
sign your name next time to your spot.  Or, are you hiding behind Anonymous?  Anyway,
thanks for your advertisement and publicity for Fence.  You are so nice. -- Oz The
All Facetious

A salute to Duelmaster Agoseris, a fine, fine warrior. -- Oz The All Praising

TNT -- You beat your buddy Racecar to The Big Time?!  Assur must be so proud. -- Oz
The All Envious

Royal Flush --, Top Team on the Move?  Land Of Oz #2?  Crip, I think our COMMPmates
would have preferred this a few turns ago? -- Oz The All Ironic

Catherd -- Now that wasn't very nice, was it?  I think YOU are the Ding Dong. -- Ding
Dong, The Wicked Witch Is Dead (Ding Dong to you.)

The Chaos Rider -- Leave it to you to lose to a... Brain (Bwahahahaha)

Bleeping Bleep -- I thought you were far nicer than they say.  Why do they call you
such a nasty name? -- Emerald (the shiny winner)

Veteran Mercenary -- I am a veteran too.  How did it feel to have my broomstick up
your, er ah, up the side of your face? -- Broomstick

Tactis Aeger -- What a surprise to me, too.  I was just standing there minding my own
business.... -- Fence

Merry Christmas to all from The Consortium Clan. -- Oz The All Merry

Racecar -- Congrats to your teammate even though it was your stats that your mgr
revealed prematurely. -- Crip, Royal Flush

Agoseris  -- A long overdue appearance on the throne.  Congrats. -- Crip,Royal Flush

Talkeetna -- Quick, move up the ranks.  I don't want to fight you anymore. -- Tenth
Inning

Tia Relwan -- That was quicker than I was expecting. -- Mississippi Queen

Mimi -- Was your manager drinking hard the night before?  -- Jack B. Nimble

Denali Peak -- I hear that's not the way to succeed around here.  You'll need to fix
something. -- Ace Hardware

In hindsight, I wish my TNT had exploded long ago.  Instead, he graduates and retires
12-7-9-17-15-13-11 B Norm/Good, with the mostly unspectacular basher faves of MO/VL
ME, Decise tactic, learns defense.  +9 total, almost all in ini and par.

Warhammers, Agoseris -- You were Assur's third choice to avoid, even with two
contenders because he likes the B/AB style matchup.  In this case, though, you
prevailed.  Congrats on the throne. -- Racecar, who should be racing to immortality
this turn

Mandorallen -- The best way to deal with the Greatsword is to shatter it in your
opponent's hands.  Otherwise, it does things like you saw. -- Party Trap

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TNT butchered TOTO'S REVENGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THE CHAOS RIDER was murdered by CARNIVOROUS FROG in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
THE LOVE HOBBIT was slain by DARK MATTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA was butchered by FLUSH THE JOHN in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
WASTE OF TIME was murdered by PIZZA VILLAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
AND AGAIN was butchered by WINGED MONKEY in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
AGAIN was butchered by FLUSH THE JOHN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLAH was slain by TOTO'S REVENGE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
RAVAGE slaughtered TENSILE in a 1 minute gory uneven Bloodfeud duel.
AGARIC lost to GIZMO in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
EUREKA PRIDE overpowered AGOSERIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
BIG MAC subdued ENDEMIC in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
BROOMSTICK was handily defeated by SALAD SLAYER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
DRAGO KAZOV bested GENCON in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
FROSTY handily defeated TALKEETNA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
WRATH was vanquished by CRESCENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DING DONG unbelievably bested SCORCHER in a 11 minute novice's Challenge fray.
ARTICHOKE ON THIS! was devastated by PARTY TRAP in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
RACECAR demolished STARSCREAM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KATIE overpowered HUMMUS HAWK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
WILHELM SCREAM was devastated by TOFU WARRIOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BOOB vanquished SOUTH SPOON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TENTH INNING handily defeated VEGGIE MONSTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HAMMER bested EMILY in a 2 minute bout.
AGONY OF DAYS subdued BLITZWING in a popular 1 minute fight.
RUSTY viciously subdued SEWARD FOLLY in a 2 minute gory match.
BLADE won victory over FINLY (THE SCOTT) in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
PRACTICAL GENE vanquished BIG PIGEON in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
ASTROTRAIN beat SCIMITAR in a 3 minute fray.
JACK B. NIMBLE beat THUNDERCRACKER in a 1 minute competition.
NZGUL was vanquished by BRAIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
EMERALD defeated LEVIATHAN in a 2 minute duel.
BRADLY GORE handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLEEPING BLEEP outlasted OWL KNIGHT in a slow 9 minute fight.
KHAN was outlasted by FENCE in a dull 14 minute novice's bout.
CATHERD demolished ARCTURUS in a 2 minute uneven contest.
HAWK KNIGHT was savagely defeated by PARSIFAL in a 1 minute brutal novice's struggle.
FALCON KNIGHT was bested by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
CRANE KNIGHT was overpowered by ACE HARDWARE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
EAGLE KNIGHT was handily defeated by DENALI PEAK in a 2 minute uneven match.
IAN MOORE was beaten by SURFER THE GRAY in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
JEAN-LUC was luckily beaten by GLUTTONY in a 7 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      16         STRIKING ATTACK  132 - 106 -  6      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         LUNGING ATTACK   128 - 117 -  7      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        86 -  96 -  4      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  51 -  6      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  30 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       64 -  81 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  61 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  68 -  6      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     28 -  41 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  15 -  1      29  |

Turn 310 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 -  1     AIMED BLOW         7 -  9         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      EUREKA PRIDE 7044          17   6  0  113 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
STRIKING ATTACK  GIZMO 6941                 12  10  1  121 DARQUE FORCES (396)
BASHING ATTACK   PARTY TRAP 5496            19  18  1  116 PALINDROMES (599)
AIMED BLOW       BIG MAC 7120               12   5  0   99 FAST FOOD (724)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARTICHOKE ON THIS! 7226    10   4  1   90 VEGAN CANNIBALS (733)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ENDEMIC 7265               20  14  0   87 BLACK LIGHTNING (738)
WALL OF STEEL    TALKEETNA 7047             15   9  0   72 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
TOTAL PARRY      ASTROTRAIN 7352             8   5  0   57 DARQUE FORCES (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  GENCON 7259                11   8  1   55 BLACK LIGHTNING (738)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARTY TRAP 5496.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SCORCHER 7517.  The ten other most popular fighters were JEAN-LUC 7530, GIZMO 
6941, EUREKA PRIDE 7044, GENCON 7259, PRACTICAL GENE 7349, EMERALD 7478, IAN MOORE 
7528, DRAGO KAZOV 7100, RUSTY 7296, and SEWARD FOLLY 7436.

The least popular fighter this week was FENCE 7498.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DING DONG 7516, OWL KNIGHT 7521, GLUTTONY 7539, EAGLE KNIGHT 7525, 
ARCTURUS 7490, CRANE KNIGHT 7524, FALCON KNIGHT 7523, HAWK KNIGHT 7522, CATHERD 7519, 
and NZGUL 7390.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RACECAR (47-5498) PALINDROMES (599)
AGOSERIS (47-6709) WARHAMMERS (75)

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

TNT (47-5499) PALINDROMES (599)

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FGC 6648 (36-9-0)                      3  3  0         KAOS                 

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EUREKA PRIDE 7044 (15-6-0)             0  2  0         ALASKAN PIPELINE     
SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934 (12-1-0)      0  2  0         THE OPERA            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAVAGE 7061 (9-9-1)                    3  3  0         OBSIDIAN ORDER       
BLIZZARD 7119 (10-6-0)                 2  3  0         FAST FOOD            
BIG MAC 7120 (11-5-0)                  1  3  1         FAST FOOD            
YUKON QUEST 7157 (10-5-0)              1  3  0         ALASKAN PIPELINE     
SHIV SQUIRREL 7344 (3-1-0)             0  2  0         FURRY FURY           
THADIUS BANTU 7088 (8-8-0)             0  2  0         BEATNIK HORDE        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRESDEN 7237 (8-4-0)                   4  3  0         TEAM BLACKSTAFF      
TACTIS AEGER 7395 (3-6-1)              2  3  1         IN QETERNUM          
COLOSSUS 6356 (6-10-2)                 1  3  0         X-MEN II             
LUMINOUS LOX 6495 (7-6-0)              1  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
FROSTY 7332 (6-5-0)                    0  2  0         FAST FOOD            
RODDY PIPER 7406 (4-3-0)               0  2  0         BEATNIK HORDE        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NIGHTCRAWLER 6706 (4-2-0)              5  3  0         X-MEN II             
BLEEPING BLEEP 7466 (2-3-0)            2  3  0         BLACK LIGHTNING      
DOMINUS NOX 7425 (3-4-0)               2  3  0         IN QETERNUM          
WRATH 7428 (5-2-0)                     0  2  0         OBSIDIAN ORDER       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISSISSIPPI QUEEN 7445 (3-1-0)         6  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
KALIDAH 7476 (1-0-1)                   1  1  0  DEAD   LAND OF OZ           
DOGWILD 7359 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         WARHAMMERS           
DILECTONON FERIO 7483 (2-2-0)          1  3  0         IN QETERNUM          
JACK B. NIMBLE 7446 (3-1-0)            1  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
THE LOVE HOBBIT 7499 (1-0-0)           1  3  0         AN EPHRAIM           
AMYTHEST 7358 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         WARHAMMERS           
EMERALD 7478 (3-1-0)                   0  2  0         LAND OF OZ           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAIN 7497 (0-0-0)                     6  3  1         LAND OF OZ           
ACE HARDWARE 7492 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
DENALI PEAK 7495 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         ALASKAN PIPELINE     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOSS TEN 1988 (11-12-0)                4  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
JACK O'LANTERN 2762 (5-4-0)            4  3  1  DEAD   ROYAL FLUSH          
SCORPION KING 4718 (8-3-0)             4  3  1         ROYAL FLUSH          
JACK EENTHABOCKS 2252 (10-7-0)         2  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
TEN A. SHUSS 1642 (1-1-0)              1  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
JACK HAMMER 3790 (9-6-0)               0  2  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
TEN IS RAQUET 5815 (9-13-0)            0  2  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
TOP TEN LIST 2953 (3-1-0)              0  2  0         ROYAL FLUSH          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHOPPER 7121 (7-5-0)                   4  3  0         FAST FOOD            
CASTLE THUNDER 7159 (6-2-0)            2  3  0         OTTODROME TW         
DARTANYON 7263 (17-10-0)               1  3  0         BLACK LIGHTNING      
ACE VENTURA 3131 (4-6-1)               0  2  0         ROYAL FLUSH          

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUMBER JACK 2909 (1-1-0)               5  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
YOURBAGD FOREVER 6968 (2-1-0)          5  3  0         THE OPERA            
JACK RABBIT 4814 (0-1-0)               0  2  0         ROYAL FLUSH          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEGION 7368 (3-1-1)                    1  3  0         NEW VENGEANCE        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOEDUS NEFARIA 7412 (2-2-2)            2  3  1         IN QETERNUM          
RAPTOR 7383 (2-0-1)                    1  3  0         OBSIDIAN ORDER       
TEMPTER 6588 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         LUROCIAN DEVILS      
ENVY 7429 (0-1-0)                      0  2  0  DEAD   OBSIDIAN ORDER       

                        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!