DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/23/2014    Duedate: 06/19/2014

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-307

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUI GONG
ASIAN INVASION (13)
(54-3135) [14-8-2,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUI GONG                       JACK
ASIAN INVASION (13)            MASS EFFECT (332)
(54-3135) [14-8-2,122]         (54-3123) [3-0-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DESERT PEARL                   DESERT PEARL
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-3106) [21-15-0,78]         (54-3106) [21-15-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MASS EFFECT (332)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MASS EFFECT (332)           51
2. ASIAN INVASION (13)         15      ASIAN INVASION (13)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)    -12      Unchartered Team

                                       MASS EFFECT (332)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MASS EFFECT (332)          9   6  0 60.0   1/ 2*MASS EFFECT (332)         9  6 0
 2/ 3 ASIAN INVASION (13)      181 140 22 56.4   2/ 3 ASIAN INVASION (13)       6  3 0
 3/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  453 376 16 54.6   3/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   5 10 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): LUMP of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 274): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 91): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): FEVER PITCH et al (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TROCAR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, TRADERS OF TROCAR.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with 
JACK?  She actually beat TRADERS OF TROCAR's KORILL SAI, and walked away with 20 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at TRADERS OF TROCAR.  KORILL SAI lost 18 
points to JACK.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe KORILL SAI will provide more 
easy wins...  Try as he might, LEVANDAR wasn't good enough at persuading QUI GONG to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     Warriors of TROCAR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUI GONG 3135                14   8  2   122       ASIAN INVASION (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUN MING 3118               15  15  1    91       ASIAN INVASION (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVANDAR 3097                21  22  2    87       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DESERT PEARL 3106            21  15  0    78       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DALAN HILLEI 3150             8   6  0    67       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124           15  13  0    58       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK 3123                     3   0  0    47       MASS EFFECT (332)
 URDNOT WREX 3119              3   0  0    41       MASS EFFECT (332)
 LEGION 3121                   3   0  0    38       MASS EFFECT (332)
 MEI LU 3137                   6  15  1    34       ASIAN INVASION (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORILL SAI 3154               5   6  0    27       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MENG SI 3136            9 10 0 ASIAN INVASION 13    IGRAINE LE FAY 3148   304   
DEAD 5 3161             0  1 0 MASS EFFECT 332      JENNE THE KNIFE       307  NONE
DEAD 6 3162             0  1 0 MASS EFFECT 332      SHAGORNAN CHIEFT      307  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four, which is NOT one of our better showings.  Especially since two of the
losses were against standbys!  We're supposed to *defeat* standbys.  The single win
was against a standby, too, so I guess that'll have to count, for certain values of
counting.  Oh, well. -- Desert Pearl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD 6 was butchered by SHAGORNAN CHIEFTAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD 5 was slaughtered by JENNE THE KNIFE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
QUI GONG demolished LEVANDAR in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CHUN MING bested DESERT PEARL in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
DALAN HILLEI demolished RIRORNI SLAVER in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
HAZZAN KAZZAR was vanquished by LAKE PATROL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KORILL SAI was overpowered by JACK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MEI LU was defeated by URDNOT WREX in a action packed 2 minute melee.
LEGION won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 307 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  QUI GONG 3135              14   8  2  122 ASIAN INVASION (13)
AIMED BLOW       DALAN HILLEI 3150           8   6  0   67 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
SLASHING ATTACK  HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124         15  13  0   58 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DESERT PEARL 3106.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DESERT PEARL 3106.  The ten other most popular fighters were URDNOT WREX 
3119, DALAN HILLEI 3150, LEGION 3121, CHUN MING 3118, JACK 3123, QUI GONG 3135, MEI 
LU 3137, DEAD 5 3161, LEVANDAR 3097, and HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124.

The least popular fighter this week was DEAD 6 3162.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORILL SAI 3154, HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124, LEVANDAR 3097, DEAD 5 3161, MEI LU 
3137, QUI GONG 3135, JACK 3123, CHUN MING 3118, LEGION 3121, and DALAN HILLEI 3150.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

QUI GONG (54-3135) ASIAN INVASION (13)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFINMYCLOTHES 961 (251-143-9)        2  3  0         SIS BOOM BAA         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUBBER BULLET 2503 (41-24-1)           4  3  0         USELESS TOOLS        

                        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!

               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. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes