DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2015    Duedate: 07/06/2015

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-336

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEMPER
IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
(52-3373) [17-9-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEMPER                         FOG
IRON CATHEDRAL (159)           WEATHER (440)
(52-3373) [17-9-0,103]         (52-4390) [5-1-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNNY NOSE                     MALICE
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
(52-3877) [16-18-0,101]        (52-3447) [12-6-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOREST WARD (443)           56
2. IRON CATHEDRAL (159)        10      OTTO'S PARTS (150)
3. WEATHER (440)               10      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S PARTS (150)           7
5. COURTS OF CHAOS (441)        2      WEATHER (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 FREEDOM FARCE (439)       20  13  1 60.6   1/ 2 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)      7  3 0
 2/ 1*WEATHER (440)             20  13  0 60.6   2/ 1*COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     5  4 1
 3/ 3*COURTS OF CHAOS (441)      9   6  1 60.0   3/ 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        5  5 0
 4/ 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       368 324 18 53.2   4/ 5*WEATHER (440)             5  5 0
 5/ 7 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)     133 134 16 49.8   5/ 9*FOREST WARD (443)         4  6 0
 6- 8 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       155 207  2 42.8   6- 3 FREEDOM FARCE (439)       3  0 0
 7/ 9*FOREST WARD (443)          4   6  0 40.0   7- 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        2  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

	Thanks for the hearty welcome back, Fratsfa.   Even nicer of you to let us 
gather together 5 turn awards and thus a free turn today.  I don't think we can repeat 
the feat as our likely opponents from the Cathedral all seem to have favourable style 
matchups.  But like always, we will try our best.

                                          -- Massive Migraine
                                             Otto's Parts
                                             Duelmaster of Fratsfa 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt FRATSFA will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as COURTS OF CHAOS is pushed out of top team by IRON CATHEDRAL, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  FOREST WARD stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 
into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, RUNNY NOSE fought MALICE and gained 17 points and contributed 
to OTTO'S PARTS' 2-3-0.  MERLIN has lost to SLEET, falling 12 points, while helping 
make COURTS OF CHAOS a 2-1-0 turn.  We should ask TEMPER about the thrill of victory, 
and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Victory 
Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  IRON CATHEDRAL has cause to stand tall, as they were 
FRATSFA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided IRON CATHEDRAL stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was OTTO'S 
PARTS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was IRON CATHEDRAL's 
warrior ARMSMAN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, FRATSFA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in FRATSFA, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in FRATSFA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPER 3373                  17   9  0   103       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNY NOSE 3877              16  18  0   101       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166         16   6  0   100       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-ELLIS TATE 4325              14  20  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167        16   6  0    89       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MALICE 3447                  12   6  0    80       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 WARRIOR X 1945                9   3  1    74       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
-CORPORATE MERC 4366           6   2  0    74       FREEDOM FARCE (439)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COSMIC FRIES 4364             7   4  0    53       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 FOG 4390                      5   1  0    44       WEATHER (440)
 SNOW 4385                     5   1  0    43       WEATHER (440)
-TONIO SALAGAZA 4362           6  10  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN AAA 4363              6   5  1    33       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
 MIST 4389                     4   2  0    32       WEATHER (440)
 ARMSMAN 4372                  3   0  0    31       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 VICAR GENERAL 3474            6   8  1    27       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEET 4392                    4   2  0    23       WEATHER (440)
 GREEN MAN 4416                2   0  0    22       FOREST WARD (443)
 BOREL 4399                    2   3  0    17       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREE ANEMONE 4415             1   1  0    16       FOREST WARD (443)
 DON BARLEYCORN 4427           1   0  0    16       FOREST WARD (443)
 MERLIN 4401                   4   2  0    14       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 SWAYVIL 4400                  3   1  1    14       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 BROKEN HEART 4375             1   1  0    14       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 LACERATED TONGUE 4373         1   3  0    12       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 RAIN 4391                     2   4  0    10       WEATHER (440)
-SOUL PREDATOR 4367            1   1  0     9       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
-TENNESSE SMITH 4411           0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 EMERALD FORESTER 4426         0   1  0     1       FOREST WARD (443)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOMBADIL 4417           0  2 0 FOREST WARD 443      ARENAMASTER LATH      336  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Broken Heart -- Be still my beaten heart! -- Bombadil

Friendly Constable -- Can't jail Spring! -- Green Man

Jorja -- Farewell. -- Forest G

Sleet -- Cold.  Slushee.  Freeze.  Brain.  Sap. -- Tree Anemone

Dark Arena recognition points count toward the 'Teams on the Move" award.  So go 
*boldly* into that good night! -- G Ward

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOMBADIL was butchered by ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUNNY NOSE demolished MALICE in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FOG vanquished VICAR GENERAL in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
LACERATED TONGUE was overpowered by GREEN MAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
RAIN was devastated by ARMSMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SLEET outwaited MERLIN in a unpopular 8 minute Challenge match.
MASSIVE MIGRAINE was outwaited by TEMPER in a dull 12 minute expert's Title fight.
CRACKED KNUCKLE vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WARRIOR X vanquished SNOW in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MIST was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BROKEN HEART was defeated by BOREL in a 1 minute match.
SWAYVIL savagely defeated EMERALD FORESTER in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
TREE ANEMONE subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
DON BARLEYCORN overcame TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 336 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TEMPER 3373                17   9  0  103 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
WALL OF STEEL    CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166       16   6  0  100 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALICE 3447                12   6  0   80 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
AIMED BLOW       WARRIOR X 1945              9   3  1   74 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNNY NOSE 3877.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MALICE 3447.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOG 4390, SWAYVIL 4400, 
CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166, WARRIOR X 1945, BOREL 4399, DON BARLEYCORN 4427, RUNNY NOSE 
3877, VICAR GENERAL 3474, GREEN MAN 4416, and TREE ANEMONE 4415.

The least popular fighter this week was TEMPER 3373.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167, SLEET 4392, EMERALD FORESTER 4426, BROKEN HEART 
4375, MIST 4389, MERLIN 4401, RAIN 4391, LACERATED TONGUE 4373, SNOW 4385, and 
ARMSMAN 4372.

                        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!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

               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. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes