DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2011    Duedate: 01/05/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARVEY
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2636) [14-1-0,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARVEY                         PHOTON
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        PARAGONS (306)
(59-2636) [14-1-0,158]         (59-2783) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELITRIS                       BELITRIS
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2737) [12-20-0,74]         (59-2737) [12-20-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARAGONS (306)              12
2. BLOODGUARD (190)             7      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. TALL TALES (305)             4      Unchartered Team
4. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       0
5. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     -3      PARAGONS (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PARAGONS (306)             8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  13  2 0
 2/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  161  76  9 67.9   2/ 4*PARAGONS (306)            8  2 0
 3/ 4 TALL TALES (305)          69  45  1 60.5   3/ 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          8  7 0
 4/ 5 BLOODGUARD (190)          46  52  3 46.9   4/ 2 TALL TALES (305)          6  9 0
 5- 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    66  78  2 45.8   5/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)           3 12 0
 6/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          356 462 12 43.5   6- 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): SVEN of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): BLACK LIGHTNING II (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ILLIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, HAPPY DRUNKARD fought SYLVESTER and gained 19 points and 
contributed to BLOODGUARD's 2-3-0.  CHAGUA KORBIN has lost to TITUS PULLO, falling 14 
points, while helping make ISLANDERS a 1-4-0 turn.  We should ask UNCLE FESTER about 
the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now 
the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BLOODGUARD has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ILLIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided BLOODGUARD stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
IMPROVED ILLUSION.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that KING MIDAS 
from TALL TALES was ILLIS' most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you 
expect when someone like HARVEY from IMPROVED ILLUSION challenges down 45 points to 
fight LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the 
system like this.  HARVEY overcame LORD FOUL, as if it surprises anyone.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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                  
 HARVEY 2636                  14   1  0   158       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662                8   2  0   102       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 FAIRYFIRE 2660               17   2  1    96       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 LORD FOUL 1395               13  12  1    93       BLOODGUARD (190)
 ELMINSTER 2679                9   4  0    92       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INUYASHA 2683                 8   2  3    84       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 KING MIDAS 2770              12   5  0    80       TALL TALES (305)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126           8   4  0    78       BLOODGUARD (190)
 SYLVESTER 2728               19  20  0    77       ISLANDERS (247)
 BELITRIS 2737                12  20  0    74       ISLANDERS (247)
 G W BUSH 2764                13  10  1    69       TALL TALES (305)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            13   5  0    67       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              13  10  0    62       TALL TALES (305)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             14  13  0    57       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        13  10  0    49       TALL TALES (305)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             11  15  0    49       ISLANDERS (247)
 BANN 2162                     6   4  1    37       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            7  11  0    33       ISLANDERS (247)
 TABBEK 1613                   6  12  1    31       BLOODGUARD (190)
-THOSE I HURT 2778             3   1  0    26       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHOTON 2783                   2   0  0    23       PARAGONS (306)
 BANE OF BONES 2781            2   0  0    19       PARAGONS (306)
 FLESHRENDER 2785              2   0  0    19       PARAGONS (306)
 CYNTHIE SWIFT 2782            1   1  0    13       PARAGONS (306)
-THERE IS A GOD 2779           2   2  0    11       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 IRONWALLIS 2784               1   1  0     4       PARAGONS (306)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ravinkor -- Greetings back at you. -- Jorja, manager of Islanders

Lord Foul -- I *did* have you, but I realized I had no place to put you, so I let you
go. -- Sylvester

Tabbek -- That wasn't me, that was a ventriloquist in the stands. -- Dillis Rhin,
trying her "innocent and misunderstood" look

Tabbek -- It seems almost unavoidable. -- Chagua Korbin

Our congratulations to Uncle Fester. -- Jorja and the Islanders

Elminster -- So... your victory was an illusion?  Or achieved by means of illusion?
Hmm. -- Belitris

Inuyasha -- I suppose it isn't your fault, but from your name, I was hoping for an
exotic female. -- Sylvester

Urmung Cosbu -- Uh... okay.  I hardly know what to make of you, with a name like
that. -- Coco Nuttal

John Wayne -- Yes, but what a way to go!  SWEPT off my feet.  Really quite old-
fashioned and masterful -- Dillis Rhin

Tabbek -- Yep, here we are again.  We'll probably get a chance to go for three out of
five now. -- Chagua Korbin

Jorja and Sigurd -- Did you see my warriors?  Five and Oh!  My kids are little
killers!  They looked so cute covered in gore.  Especially Bane of Bones!  He was
covered head to toe!  I think I'm going to like this place! -- Ravinkor, mgr Paragons

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HARVEY devastated LORD FOUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
APPLESEED vanquished KING MIDAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FAIRYFIRE was savagely defeated by UNCLE FESTER in a 3 minute expert's fight.
G W BUSH was overpowered by ELMINSTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BELITRIS was bested by DUM GRUNT in a popular 2 minute bloody expert's brawl.
SYLVESTER was overpowered by HAPPY DRUNKARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
INUYASHA defeated JOHN WAYNE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
URMUNG COSBU won victory over DILLIS RHIN in a 2 minute duel.
BANN was outwaited by JOHNNY APPLESEED in a crowd boring 12 minute fight.
CHAGUA KORBIN was vanquished by TITUS PULLO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COCO NUTTAL overpowered TABBEK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FLESHRENDER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided match.
BANE OF BONES bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
CYNTHIE SWIFT was subdued by VENAL CLERK in a 3 minute gory amateur's match.
PHOTON handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
IRONWALLIS was vanquished by MINI-PUMPKIN in a 3 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  28 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 268 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HARVEY 2636                14   1  0  158 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662              8   2  0  102 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660             17   2  1   96 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD FOUL 1395             13  12  1   93 BLOODGUARD (190)
AIMED BLOW       KING MIDAS 2770            12   5  0   80 TALL TALES (305)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126         8   4  0   78 BLOODGUARD (190)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              13  10  1   69 TALL TALES (305)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      13  10  0   49 TALL TALES (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELITRIS 2737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELITRIS 2737.  The ten other most popular fighters were INUYASHA 2683, JOHN 
WAYNE 2766, URMUNG COSBU 1397, COCO NUTTAL 2741, CYNTHIE SWIFT 2782, PHOTON 2783, 
HARVEY 2636, APPLESEED 2662, FAIRYFIRE 2660, and ELMINSTER 2679.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BANN 2162, IRONWALLIS 2784, BANE OF BONES 2781, FLESHRENDER 
2785, TABBEK 1613, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, KING MIDAS 2770, LORD FOUL 1395, SYLVESTER 
2728, and G W BUSH 2764.

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

UNCLE FESTER (59-2768) TALL TALES (305)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POPEYE 1429 (48-40-0)                  1  4  0         S.O.S.               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WON TWO MANY 2208 (16-4-0)             0  2  0         THE WILLBURYS 59     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 361 (9-5-0)               5  3  1         WHAT'S IN A NAME     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDAS PRIEST 2506 (11-3-3)             0  2  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382 (4-2-0)         0  2  0         HANGOVERS            

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter 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:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  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 is 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 DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, 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 surviving 
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 A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior 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!