DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2015    Duedate: 07/01/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-640

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HONDO OHNAKA
CLONE WARS (462)
(56-4473) [9-2-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HONDO OHNAKA                   OVECHKIN
CLONE WARS (462)               MISSING TEETH (470)
(56-4473) [9-2-0,104]          (56-4594) [5-0-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK STEEL                    LISTLESS LARRY
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
(56-3469) [14-14-0,91]         (56-4593) [2-0-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLONE WARS (462)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)    23
2. MISSING TEETH (470)         17      CLONE WARS (462)
3. CLONE WARS (462)            15      Unchartered Team
4. MEN OF STEEL (131)          13
5. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        11      GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)   8   1  0 88.9   1/ 3 CLONE WARS (462)          9  5 0
 2/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)       7   3  0 70.0   2/ 4*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      7  3 0
 3/ 3 CLONE WARS (462)          36  17  1 67.9   3/ 1 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       6  8 0
 4- 5 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 122  79  7 60.7   4/ 2*GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)  5  1 0
 5/ 6 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      397 311 24 56.1   5/ 6*MISSING TEETH (470)       5  7 0
 6/ 7 TREXTRAS (449)            34  29  0 54.0   6/ 5 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      4  2 1
 7/ 0*WHATEVER (428)             1   1  0 50.0   7/ 7 TREXTRAS (449)            4  7 0
 8/ 9 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      75  76  3 49.7   8/10 MEN OF STEEL (131)        3  5 0
 9/10 MEN OF STEEL (131)       279 326 38 46.1   9/ 8*DRACO (465)               1  2 0
10/12*MISSING TEETH (470)        9  12  0 42.9  10- 9 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  0  2 0
11/11*DRACO (465)                4   7  0 36.4  11/ 0*WHATEVER (428)            0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "Where are they?" Grimwood, the manager of Skull Squadron, asked the Rocani 
jailer known as Big Bull.
     "This way." 
     Grimwood breathed out an annoyed sigh and followed him through the wooden 
courthouse, which also served as Rocanis' jail. In one of the back rooms with old, 
grey cobwebs indicating it had not been in use for some time, he saw the three of 
them. As he ente
     "Alright, did they start a little rough and tumble with that new stable, Weird 
Students?" Grimwood asked.
     "No," Big Bull replied.
     "Clone Wars? Our stables mixed it up a bit last turn."
     "Nope."
     "Alright, which stable were they scrapping with at Mylar's?"
     "Skull Squadron."
     "They were fighting themselves?"
     Big Bull nodded.
     Grimwood looked to the three member of his stable and placed his hand to his 
temple trying to ward off an on-coming headache. "Who started it?"
     There was silence from all three.
     "I said who started it?"
     "I did," Rao replied and then gestured towards Harbinger. "She deserved it."
     "You hit a woman?" Grimwood asked as his brow rose in disbelief.
     Harbinger scoffed, "You sound surprised. Rirorni treat their women as equals. If 
he pulled his punches, I'd bite off his ear as a reminder."
     "I don't doubt it," Grimwood muttered. "Now, what started it?"
     "He's a spy," Harbinger said quietly as she glanced at Rao.
     "Not this again," Grimwood sighed.
     "He is a spy!" Harbinger said louder.
     "No, I am not a spy," Rao responded.
     The Mytori Priest rose to a sitting position, holding his groin, and said, 
"That's exactly what I'd expect a spy to say." 
     "No wonder all three of you lost last turn. You were all too busy fighting each 
other, than concentrating on your opponent. This behavior will cease, now! The last 
turn was a complete disaster."
     "Black Steel and One Eye won," Rao said.
     Grimwood mumbled, "I never thought I'd see the day when they were the only two 
winners." He then continued, "All three of you looked like initiates out on the sands 
last turn."
     "I am an initiate," Rao commented.
     "Shut it!" Grimwood rebuked. "Now, each of you is banned from Mylar's tavern 
until you each repay him fifty gold pieces."
     "That's five wins," all three inmates groaned in unison.
     "You're lucky the damage wasn't worse."
     "Is there anything else? Harbinger asked. "Can we get out of here now?" 
     Big Bull folded his thick arms across his barrel-like chest and said, "Yes, but 
you three have too much time on your hands." 
     "Agreed," Grimwood said. "Starting tomorrow each of you will run to Spirit Ridge 
and back after normal training to get out any of this excess energy. That way you'll 
be too tired to start any trouble."
     All three moaned in anguish.
     "I think I'd rather go to the Dark Arena," Harbinger muttered under her breath.
     Grimwood stepped towards her cell. "That can be arranged." 		 	   		  

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ROCANIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SKULL SQUADRON is pushed out of top team by CLONE WARS, who came from 
3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, HONDO OHNAKA fought TAMOON and gained 23 
points and contributed to CLONE WARS' 3-2-0.  TAMOON has lost to HONDO OHNAKA, 
falling 16 points, while helping make TREXTRAS a 1-2-0 turn.  Defending its title for 
another turn, SNAKE BITE kept SKULL SQUADRON's warrior, BLACK STEEL, from claiming 
the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Wanton Troll uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  MEN OF STEEL has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ROCANIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided MEN OF STEEL stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SKULL 
SQUADRON.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that SILMIS VEY from 
CLONE WARS was ROCANIS' most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, 
ZARABETH from TREXTRAS challenged up 25 points to fight SILMIS VEY from the CLONE 
WARS stable.  ZARABETH perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she defeated SILMIS 
VEY and ended up with 63 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONDO OHNAKA 4473             9   2  0   104       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACROS THE BLACK 4492        15   4  2   126       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-SERGEANT 5 4497              14   5  0   101       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 AHSOKA TANO 4471             11   1  1    95       CLONE WARS (462)
 BLACK STEEL 3469             14  14  0    91       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMOON 4360                   9   3  0    81       TREXTRAS (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARABETH 4295                 8   4  0    63       TREXTRAS (449)
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559            6   3  1    63       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOMMY 4539                    9   7  1    50       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SILMIS VEY 4514               7   3  0    49       CLONE WARS (462)
 OVECHKIN 4594                 5   0  0    49       MISSING TEETH (470)
-DA1 4599                      3   1  1    46       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 HARBINGER 4561                5   4  0    42       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 JOCASTA NU 4470               5   3  0    37       CLONE WARS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYIM 4572                     3   1  0    33       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
-SLITHER 4616                  2   0  1    33       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 ONE EYE 3578                  5   5  0    31       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 LISTLESS LARRY 4593           2   0  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 CTHOFUR 4573                  4   0  0    28       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SORA BULQ 4558                3   5  0    23       CLONE WARS (462)
 STAMKOS 4598                  3   2  0    21       MISSING TEETH (470)
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546            4   4  0    20       DRACO (465)
 RICH RODDY 4592               2   0  0    18       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
 STAJAN 4612                   1   2  0    16       MISSING TEETH (470)
 SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589           1   1  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-ANVIAM 4571                   1   0  0    12       GRIZZLED VETERANS! (466)
 LOCKY 4581                    1   8  0    11       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-GREYLOCK 4605                 2   2  0    10       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 JOLLY JOE 4590                1   1  0    10       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 8 4614               1   0  0    10       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 BROKEN BRIAN 4591             1   1  0     8       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-RAO 4607                      2   1  0     7       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-MARGO 4608                    1   2  0     7       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-SERGEANT 7 4565               1   2  0     5       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-SERGEABT 1 4606               1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-SERGEANT 6 4613               0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 LIGHT BULB 4609               0   1  0     1       WHATEVER (428)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIDEWINDER 4513         1  2 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   T BONES 4551          636  NOT REVENGED
JOJO KRAKO 4294         1  3 0 TREXTRAS 449         LADRO KHAN            640  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Weird Students -- That was an impressive entrance into the arena. -- Grimwood, mgr. 
Skull Squadron.

Jojo Krako -- I'm not as bad as my record indicates. -- One Eye

Hondo Ohnaka -- Maybe I'll get that stat train I was trying for next time. -- Black 
Steel

Ahsoka Tano -- I believe you found your favorite, ouch. -- Mytori Priest

Snake Bite -- Congratulations on the invite! -- Grimwood, mrg. Skull Squadron 		 	   		  

Weird Students -- That was an impressive entrance into the arena. -- Grimwood, mgr. 
Skull Squadron.

Hondo Ohnaka -- Maybe I'll get that stat train I was trying for next time. -- Black 
Steel

Ahsoka Tano -- I believe you found your favorite, ouch.  Mytori Priest

Snake Bite -- Congratulations on the invite! -- Grimwood, mrg. Skull Squadron 		 	   		  

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOJO KRAKO was butchered by LADRO KHAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZARABETH bested SILMIS VEY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
XYIM handily defeated STAMKOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LISTLESS LARRY viciously subdued IOTA DRACONIS in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
JOLLY JOE was defeated by SORA BULQ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
SHALLOW SLAMMY was bested by ONE EYE in a 1 minute novice vs. master Challenge duel.
SNAKE BITE devastated BLACK STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TAMOON was handily defeated by HONDO OHNAKA in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
AHSOKA TANO overpowered MYTORI PRIEST in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
JOCASTA NU was defeated by OVECHKIN in a 2 minute match.
HARBINGER was unbelievably bested by JOMMY in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.
CTHOFUR demolished LOCKY in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
BROKEN BRIAN was bested by STAJAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's battle.
RICH RODDY beat LIGHT BULB in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     23 -   9 -  1      72  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  41 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  34 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  25 -  0      14  |

Turn 640 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     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HONDO OHNAKA 4473           9   2  0  104 CLONE WARS (462)
LUNGING ATTACK   AHSOKA TANO 4471           11   1  1   95 CLONE WARS (462)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAMOON 4360                 9   3  0   81 TREXTRAS (449)
TOTAL PARRY      MYTORI PRIEST 4559          6   3  1   63 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOMMY 4539                  9   7  1   50 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    OVECHKIN 4594               5   0  0   49 MISSING TEETH (470)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK STEEL 3469.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LISTLESS LARRY 4593.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARBINGER 
4561, AHSOKA TANO 4471, STAJAN 4612, ZARABETH 4295, XYIM 4572, SORA BULQ 4558, ONE 
EYE 3578, HONDO OHNAKA 4473, JOCASTA NU 4470, and OVECHKIN 4594.

The least popular fighter this week was LIGHT BULB 4609.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MYTORI PRIEST 4559, BLACK STEEL 3469, STAMKOS 4598, JOJO KRAKO 4294, 
BROKEN BRIAN 4591, TAMOON 4360, JOLLY JOE 4590, IOTA DRACONIS 4546, SILMIS VEY 4514, 
and LOCKY 4581.

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

SNAKE BITE (56-4343) SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   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. 

                        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. 

                     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