DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2015    Duedate: 07/02/2015

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-625

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CATABOK
UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-9021) [21-12-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CATABOK                        RIZTAB CRACKER
UNNAMEABLES (91)               SHEWISH BANQUET (674)
(60-9021) [21-12-0,106]        (60-9016) [8-0-1,96]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CATABOK                        NICE NED
UNNAMEABLES (91)               WEIRD STUDENTS (681)
(60-9021) [21-12-0,106]        (60-9097) [1-1-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (681)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNNAMEABLES (91)            22
2. WEIRD STUDENTS (681)        20      UNNAMEABLES (91)
3. SHEWISH BANQUET (674)       15      Unchartered Team
4. THE CAMPANIANS (683)        14
5. MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)       8      WEIRD STUDENTS (681)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (681)       8   2  0 80.0   1/ 4*WEIRD STUDENTS (681)      8  2 0
 2/ 2*MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)     7   4  0 63.6   2/ 2 THE ELITE (677)           8  6 1
 3/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)         192 141  6 57.7   3/ 3*MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)    5  1 0
 4/ 4 THE ELITE (677)           66  63  8 51.2   4/ 1 UNNAMEABLES (91)          5  6 0
 5/ 6*SHEWISH BANQUET (674)     14  16  1 46.7   5/ 5*SHEWISH BANQUET (674)     3  3 0
 6- 5 METAL MELTDOWN (344)     295 347 21 46.0   6/ 6*THE CAMPANIANS (683)      2  8 0
 7/ 7*THE CAMPANIANS (683)       2   8  0 20.0   7- 8 METAL MELTDOWN (344)      0  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.

Alright! Awesome!!  The Champ is here!!  In case anyone was wondering what my ture 
race is, I am a chicken!!  

One of a kind!  And a bad a$$ fighter.  Mythical Knights, I do say chaps, don't run 
from the true knight of aradi, step on up to the hot seat and show me how a knight of 
the order is supposed to honor a challenge!  I'll be waiting!

                                          -- Sir Finbar Galedeep
                                             Champion of Aradi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARADI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  UNNAMEABLES were a 
bunch of dogs after WEIRD STUDENTS got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out 
the pain!  WEIRD STUDENTS is now ranked 1st with a 4-1-0 turn.  What's with RIZTAB 
CRACKER?  He actually beat THE ELITE's ZOLO, and walked away with 15 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at THE ELITE.  ZOLO lost 12 points to RIZTAB CRACKER.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ZOLO will provide more easy wins...  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for UNNAMEABLES' outstanding member, Duelmaster CATABOK.  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, UNNAMEABLES!  The bums at THE ELITE couldn't face the challenges from 
UNNAMEABLES!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in RIZTAB CRACKER?  His 8-0-1?  
SHEWISH BANQUET ain't talkin', but he's got 96 points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that SIR LUCAN gets in.  He fights people like 
SHENSEN TESSERIL, 13 points below.  I thought SIR LUCAN showed great skill and 
promise when he beat SHENSEN TESSERIL.  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?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ARADI is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATABOK 9021                 21  12  0   106       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIZTAB CRACKER 9016           8   0  1    96       SHEWISH BANQUET (674)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP 9044     12  12  1    86       THE ELITE (677)
 ZOLO 9038                    13  14  1    77       THE ELITE (677)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITANA SUKI 9040             12  12  3    66       THE ELITE (677)
 LADY AKSANA 9052             15   4  0    58       THE ELITE (677)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACE OF SPADES 7480            7   7  0    42       METAL MELTDOWN (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRAHH 9083                   2   3  1    33       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-SIR YVAIN 9076                2   2  0    33       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
 SIR LUCAN 9077                3   1  0    27       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
-SIR BORS 9074                 2   0  0    27       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAEWAA 9080                   5   1  1    19       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-WILD CHILD 7479               3   4  0    19       METAL MELTDOWN (344)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR LEBERE 9112              1   1  0    16       THE CAMPANIANS (683)
 INSANE IVAN 9086              2   0  0    14       WEIRD STUDENTS (681)
 BOLD BETTY 9085               2   0  0    14       WEIRD STUDENTS (681)
 HOPELESS HARRY 9088           2   0  0    11       WEIRD STUDENTS (681)
-YOUR BETRAYAL 9057            2   0  0    11       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
 NICE NED 9097                 1   1  0     9       WEIRD STUDENTS (681)
 SLIPPERY SAM 9084             1   1  0     8       WEIRD STUDENTS (681)
-SIR TRISTAN 9075              0   1  0     7       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
 GERTHA 9110                   1   1  0     5       THE CAMPANIANS (683)
 SHENSEN TESSERIL 9099         1   2  0     5       THE ELITE (677)
 OCRE 9108                     0   2  0     2       THE CAMPANIANS (683)
 JELVAH 9111                   0   2  0     2       THE CAMPANIANS (683)
 DAR DAR 9109                  0   2  0     2       THE CAMPANIANS (683)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ORC RIND 9029           4  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 674  KITANA SUKI 9040      623  REVENGED
DA60 9113               0  1 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       SEA MONSTER           625  NONE
KATABATIC 9067          0  1 0 VICISSITUDE 679      SAEWAA 9080           622   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Riztab Cracker -- Never like you.  I hope you die!! -- Kitana Suki *clearly pissed*

Happy Peasant -- Not so happy now, huh? -- Lady Aksana *smiling brightly*

Sir Yvain -- Not bad.  Lucky day on teh sands for you. -- Shensen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA60 was butchered by SEA MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR LUCAN devastated SHENSEN TESSERIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ZOLO was handily defeated by RIZTAB CRACKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SLIPPERY SAM was bested by SAEWAA in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP was demolished by CATABOK in a 1 minute Title competition.
KITANA SUKI overpowered CHRAHH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LADY AKSANA devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BOLD BETTY overcame DAR DAR in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
INSANE IVAN won victory over JELVAH in a 2 minute novice's duel.
HOPELESS HARRY outwaited GERTHA in a slow 7 minute novice's duel.
NICE NED savagely defeated OCRE in a popular 1 minute brutal novice's melee.
BEAR LEBERE subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  25 -  2      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  16 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  1      10  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 625 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CATABOK 9021               21  12  0  106 UNNAMEABLES (91)
STRIKING ATTACK  RIZTAB CRACKER 9016         8   0  1   96 SHEWISH BANQUET (674)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LADY AKSANA 9052           15   4  0   58 THE ELITE (677)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CATABOK 9021.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NICE NED 9097.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIZTAB CRACKER 9016, 
GERTHA 9110, SIR LUCAN 9077, SAEWAA 9080, CATABOK 9021, KITANA SUKI 9040, LADY AKSANA 
9052, BOLD BETTY 9085, INSANE IVAN 9086, and SLIPPERY SAM 9084.

The least popular fighter this week was HOPELESS HARRY 9088.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAR DAR 9109, CHRAHH 9083, SHENSEN TESSERIL 9099, DA60 9113, 
OCRE 9108, SIR FINBAR GALEDEEP 9044, ZOLO 9038, BEAR LEBERE 9112, JELVAH 9111, and 
SLIPPERY SAM 9084.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CATABOK (60-9021) UNNAMEABLES (91)

                        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