Date   : 04/30/2010    Duedate: 05/27/2010


DM-59    TURN-247

This Weeks Top Honors


(59-2682) [14-6-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I'M A BASHER                   CANCER
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         VIRUS (304)
(59-2682) [14-6-0,93]          (59-2746) [3-0-1,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  DILLIS RHIN
(59-2629) [10-30-0,60]         (59-2742) [3-2-0,27]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VIRUS (304)                 32
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      15      WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
3. PATCH WORKS (303)           13      Unchartered Team
4. ISLANDERS (247)             13
5. KIWI CONNECTION (301)       11      VIRUS (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)     36  14  3 72.0   1/ 1 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)    10  5 1
 2/ 3*VIRUS (304)                7   6  2 53.8   2/ 3*VIRUS (304)               7  6 2
 3/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     39  35  3 52.7   3/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 0
 4/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    37  48  1 43.5   4/ 0*PATCH WORKS (303)         3  2 1
 5/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)          310 403 12 43.5   5/ 5 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     2  1 0
 6/ 0*PATCH WORKS (303)         12  18  2 40.0   6/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    2  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

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): HAGAR BLUETOOTH of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): FAMINE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ILLIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Try as he might, BURNING RUBBER 
wasn't good enough at persuading GISBORNE to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  What do people see in 
SUDDEN DEATH?  His 7-3-0?  WHAT'S IN A NAME ain't talkin', but he's got 58 points.  
COCO NUTTAL didn't quite know what to make of a challenge she received from H1N1 of 
VIRUS, who is 20 points below her.  H1N1 perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
beat COCO NUTTAL and ended up with 22 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort 
of writing about the kind of fights that CANCER gets in.  It fights people like 
BELITRIS, 15 points below.  I thought CANCER showed great skill and promise when it 
beat BELITRIS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M A BASHER 2682            14   6  0    93       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG CATCHER 365               8   2  2    81       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 BURNING RUBBER 363            8   2  1    76       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I'M POWERLESS 2629           10  30  0    60       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 SUDDEN DEATH 361              7   3  0    58       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMN I'M SEXY 362             8   2  0    54       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
-BUXTON 2724                   9   4  2    42       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 SYLVESTER 2728               10   8  0    38       ISLANDERS (247)
 CANCER 2746                   3   0  1    37       VIRUS (304)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 CHAGUA MARNIR 2743            4   1  0    34       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAPARANGI 2710                8   8  0    32       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 WASHOUT 2730                  2   4  0    28       PATCH WORKS (303)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742              3   2  0    27       ISLANDERS (247)
 H.I.V. 2744                   2   1  1    25       VIRUS (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 H1N1 2748                     1   2  0    22       VIRUS (304)
 SNAPPLE 364                   5   5  0    20       WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
 BELITRIS 2737                 3   8  0    17       ISLANDERS (247)
 FLAT TIRE 2738                2   3  1    16       PATCH WORKS (303)
 LEAKY ROOF 2732               4   2  0    14       PATCH WORKS (303)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741              2   4  0    10       ISLANDERS (247)
 SARS 2749                     1   0  0     8       VIRUS (304)
 TORN JEANS 2739               1   2  0     6       PATCH WORKS (303)
 STAPH 2750                    0   1  0     1       VIRUS (304)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MINI-PUMPKIN            0  0 0                      FLAT TIRE 2738        247  NONE
SCREEN DOOR 2731        1  5 1 PATCH WORKS 303      BANDIT PRINCE         247  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

First invaded by viruses, then a cute editor... -- Assur

     It's tough.

Gisborne -- Nicely done.  That was easily the best of the three fights, though I wish
the outcome had been the same as the other two.  Congrats! -- I'm a Basher

Dog Catcher -- I'm not sure which is more painful.  Death or Resurrection.  Hopefully
I won't have another opportunity to test it... -- I'm Powerless

Jorja -- Nothing wrong with drinking, either, as long as it is in moderation without
an addiction...  50% of my grads are bashers (and rising).  I think I have a problem.
Moreover, the idea, theme, and execution of 'Bashaholics Anonymous' was too fun to
pass up.  Some would shudder at how I look at new recruits, picturing in my mind a
Halberd in their hands crashing downard onto the head of an open handed AB. -- Assur

     Quite a lyrical image, that.

Sudden Death -- Your name concerns me, and I am even more concerned by your evident
attempt to live up to it.  Really, I am not a candidate for that. -- Sylvester

Snapple -- What's in a name?  In your case, not enough. -- Chagua Marnir

Cancer -- Now, that is a bad name.  And it used to be a quite innocent constellation.
Ah, well, how times change. -- Dillis Rhin
P.S.  At least you can't be transmitted by lightning pigeon.

Hini -- Don't need you here. -- Belitris

Damn I'm Sexy -- It is to laugh. -- Coco Nuttal

Our congratulations to Gisborne. -- Jorja and the Islanders

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCREEN DOOR was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
I'M A BASHER won victory over DOG CATCHER in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
SUDDEN DEATH viciously subdued I'M POWERLESS in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
H.I.V. was unbelievably bested by CHAGUA MARNIR in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CANCER overpowered BELITRIS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
H1N1 vanquished COCO NUTTAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GISBORNE overpowered BURNING RUBBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SYLVESTER was defeated by DAMN I'M SEXY in a 2 minute melee.
SNAPPLE was viciously subdued by WASHOUT in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
LEAKY ROOF was vanquished by DILLIS RHIN in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
FLAT TIRE slew MINI-PUMPKIN in a tiresome 6 minute fight.
TORN JEANS overcame STAPH in a 2 minute novice's bout.
SARS subdued MINI-PUMPKIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   8 -  3      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  19 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   5 -  1      29  |

Turn 247 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   I'M A BASHER 2682          14   6  0   93 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
STRIKING ATTACK  BURNING RUBBER 363          8   2  1   76 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUDDEN DEATH 361            7   3  0   58 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
SLASHING ATTACK  DAMN I'M SEXY 362           8   2  0   54 WHAT'S IN A NAME (68)
PARRY-STRIKE     CHAGUA MARNIR 2743          4   1  0   34 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DILLIS RHIN 2742.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUDDEN DEATH 
361, I'M POWERLESS 2629, H.I.V. 2744, DAMN I'M SEXY 362, WASHOUT 2730, STAPH 2750, 
I'M A BASHER 2682, CANCER 2746, H1N1 2748, and SYLVESTER 2728.

The least popular fighter this week was FLAT TIRE 2738.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEAKY ROOF 2732, SNAPPLE 364, COCO NUTTAL 2741, BELITRIS 2737, SCREEN 

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


                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323 (30-21-1)         5  3  0         HANGOVERS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 2110 (28-11-1)       4  3  0         NOT QUITE            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GISBORNE 2709 (14-11-0)                1  3  0         KIWI CONNECTION      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAD MAX 2475 (8-1-0)                   4  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 77     

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
H.I.V. 2744 (2-0-1)                    0  3  0         VIRUS                
H1N1 2748 (0-2-0)                      0  3  0         VIRUS                


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes