DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2014    Duedate: 05/29/2014

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-642

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FROG BELLY LINT
BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
(51-5755) [9-1-2,173]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FROG BELLY LINT                GWENDOLINE LAMOUR
BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)       CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)
(51-5755) [9-1-2,173]          (51-5840) [2-0-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARGERD                        CARMEN MIRANDA
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)
(51-5695) [25-18-0,93]         (51-5831) [1-3-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)        65
2. BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)    46      BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          4      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (569)               0
5. THE FINAL FRONTIER (601)     0      CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)  14  13  2 51.9   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      %1032 %1097 29 48.5   2/ 4*CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)      6  3 1
 3- 3 SEA DOGS (569)           112 122  7 47.9   3/ 2 BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)  4  2 1
 4- 4 WILDCATS (594)            34  53  3 39.1   4- 3 SEA DOGS (569)            1  0 1
 5/ 7*CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)       8  20  1 28.6   5- 6*THE FINAL FRONTIER (601)  1  3 0
 6- 6*THE FINAL FRONTIER (601)   1   3  0 25.0   6- 7 WILDCATS (594)            0  4 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): OOZING MY MIND of U PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): THE BELL of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): ALBERT KING of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): GENFUL of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HASTIGHET of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): HAMMER FINGER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): MONTEREY JACK of ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, 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  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): CARLESS BEAR of DARSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr,)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): MACINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): LEGIONAIRE of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 756): FLAPJACK of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           ATHELAS of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HILLARY of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
               (turn 741): KRAKO of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 742): BARRACUDAFED of ANIMAL PHARM (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, 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  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 584): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was MORNING DEW, who dropped 
6 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BETTIE PAGE.  Well here's 
a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  FROG BELLY LINT made a 
challenge against MOONDARK this week.  Our battling duelmaster FROG BELLY LINT has 
managed to hold the title, fending off MOONDARK's none too subtle advances.  Better 
luck next time, DARK HORSEMEN.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a 
day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRICORUS arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid SEA DOGS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
TRICORUS really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BATTLE 
FROGS 03-13's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from SEA DOGS.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, CARMEN MIRANDA went 
after KLARALLA, who was higher by 22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, CARMEN 
MIRANDA won victory over KLARALLA.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and FROG BELLY LINT demonstrated that very 
violently on MOONDARK's body.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will 
may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROG BELLY LINT 5755          9   1  2   173       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROWBOAT CAPTAIN 5504          6   0  0   101       SEA DOGS (569)
 HARGERD 5695                 25  18  0    93       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW ROSE 5789             12   7  0    67       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWENDOLINE LAMOUR 5840        2   0  1    43       CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)
 BETTIE PAGE 5794              3   0  0    39       CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEOPARD 5800                  2   1  0    30       WILDCATS (594)
-WATERSPOUT 5823               3   1  1    29       SEA DOGS (569)
-BACK HAND FROG 5787           2   0  0    29       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
 KLARALLA 5791                 6   8  0    26       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 CARMEN MIRANDA 5831           1   3  0    25       CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)
 MORNING DEW 5799              6   6  0    24       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDY BARR 5841               1   1  0    16       CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)
 3 TOED TOAD 5786              2   3  0     9       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
-MILEY CYRUS 5788              2   2  0     9       WILDCATS (594)
-NOG 5808                      1   0  0     9       THE FINAL FRONTIER (601)
-UNHOLY FROG 5756              1   1  0     4       BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MOONDARK 5658          29 22 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    FROG BELLY LINT 5755  642   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

NINE to the Dark Arena?  We need them HERE, alive and fighting.

Three-two, with two of the wins being over standbys.  Oh, well.  I'm still not
"getting" the "frog belly lint" thing. -- Moondark
P.S.  That "Oski Noble."  Is that a deliberate insult to the Osksians?

     Yes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FROG BELLY LINT butchered MOONDARK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CARMEN MIRANDA vanquished KLARALLA in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HARGERD defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SHADOW ROSE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GWENDOLINE LAMOUR demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BETTIE PAGE vanquished MORNING DEW in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
3 TOED TOAD was overpowered by CANDY BARR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  24 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 642 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FROG BELLY LINT 5755        9   1  2  173 BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (598)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HARGERD 5695               25  18  0   93 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   GWENDOLINE LAMOUR 5840      2   0  1   43 CHUCK'S PINUPS (600)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARGERD 5695.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CARMEN MIRANDA 5831.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHADOW ROSE 5789, 
FROG BELLY LINT 5755, HARGERD 5695, GWENDOLINE LAMOUR 5840, BETTIE PAGE 5794, CANDY 
BARR 5841, KLARALLA 5791, MORNING DEW 5799, 3 TOED TOAD 5786, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was 3 TOED TOAD 5786.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MORNING DEW 5799, KLARALLA 5791, CANDY BARR 5841, BETTIE PAGE 
5794, GWENDOLINE LAMOUR 5840, HARGERD 5695, FROG BELLY LINT 5755, SHADOW ROSE 5789, 
CARMEN MIRANDA 5831, and  0.

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

MOONDARK (51-5658) DARK HORSEMEN (433)

                        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!