DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2010    Duedate: 06/24/2010

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARLO CHELLS
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3530) [14-10-1,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARLO CHELLS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            
(61-3530) [14-10-1,83]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VONNER WESS                    ZAKALUS ARDON
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3529) [11-14-0,47]         (61-3566) [8-2-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         21
2. DOCTORS (400)               11      AUTUMN SAGA (327)
3. AUTUMN SAGA (327)            2      Unchartered Team
4. STREET WALKERS (402)         0
5. VIKING LINGO (398)           0      JUNTOS NUMERICOS (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 VIKING LINGO (398)         8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 AUTUMN SAGA (327)         95  79  7 54.6   2/ 2 AUTUMN SAGA (327)         5  6 3
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      199 179  3 52.6   3/ 3 DOCTORS (400)             5 10 0
 4/ 4 DOCTORS (400)             27  28  0 49.1   4- 4*STREET WALKERS (402)      2  6 1
 5- 5*STREET WALKERS (402)       2   6  1 25.0   5- 5 VIKING LINGO (398)        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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 525): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 635): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 581): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 470): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 525): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 635): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 581): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                          BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JURINE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BARLO CHELLS win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DELLEA 
ERAMIN beat DAVID TENNANT and DAVID TENNANT lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my heart. 
Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster WURM KIN Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  
And if variety is the spice of life, JURINE may be getting bland, as FALLING LEAF 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JURINE?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy FALLING LEAF a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in JURINE to get a drink than The Swinging 
Aardvark!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of JURINE.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARLO CHELLS 3530            14  10  1    83       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COUNTER OFFER 3535            8   3  0    90       VIKING LINGO (398)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM BAKER 3551                7   4  0    62       DOCTORS (400)
 WALLIS YENT 3541             15   4  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 ZAKALUS ARDON 3566            8   2  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VONNER WESS 3529             11  14  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 COLIN BAKER 3554              4   7  0    39       DOCTORS (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER DAVISON 3552            6   5  0    33       DOCTORS (400)
 HUGH GRANT 3555               5   6  0    33       DOCTORS (400)
 DELLEA ERAMIN 3587            4   0  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID TENNANT 3553            5   6  0    22       DOCTORS (400)
-SANDY CLAUS 3577              1   1  0    16       STREET WALKERS (402)
-6101 3580                     0   1  0     7       STREET WALKERS (402)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ONE TIME 3594           1  1 1 AUTUMN SAGA 327      HIGH ELF              476  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tom Baker -- Ah, not bad!  I like a fight I win, and after all, I only have a little
over twice your experience, so it was... ah, okay, not really fair.  Bummer. -- Barlo
Chells
P.S.  But it was still a win for me.
P.P.S.  And I suppose that some would say I had a style advantage.  I'll take any
advantage I can get.

Peter Davison -- Probably be better if you went into veterinary medicine.  More
direct contact with the patients, you know? -- Zakalus Ardon

David Tennant -- You're an amazing student.  Of course, it does need a little more
than that to succeed in the arena. -- Vonner Wess
P.S.  But don't ask me what!

Hugh Grant -- What is this, a medical convention?  Where's a standby when we want
some variety? -- Wallis Yent

Sandy Claus -- Ah, and you have the beard and everything.  How about a little "ho ho"
action? -- Dellea Eramin

Correct me if I'm wrong, but did we just go five and oh?  That's amazing, if true. --
Jorja, the Middle Way

Our congratulations to Falling Leaf. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FALLING LEAF butchered WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ONE TIME was dispatched by HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BARLO CHELLS demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
TOM BAKER bested VONNER WESS in a 2 minute contest.
WALLIS YENT defeated COLIN BAKER in a 2 minute fight.
ZAKALUS ARDON subdued PETER DAVISON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
HUGH GRANT vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DAVID TENNANT was beaten by DELLEA ERAMIN in a 3 minute master vs. novice upset brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  23 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  1      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BARLO CHELLS 3530          14  10  1   83 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
AIMED BLOW       TOM BAKER 3551              7   4  0   62 DOCTORS (400)
STRIKING ATTACK  WALLIS YENT 3541           15   4  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VONNER WESS 3529.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ZAKALUS ARDON 3566.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOM BAKER 
3551, BARLO CHELLS 3530, VONNER WESS 3529, WALLIS YENT 3541, DAVID TENNANT 3553, 
DELLEA ERAMIN 3587, ONE TIME 3594, COLIN BAKER 3554, PETER DAVISON 3552, and HUGH 
GRANT 3555.

The least popular fighter this week was HUGH GRANT 3555.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PETER DAVISON 3552, COLIN BAKER 3554, ONE TIME 3594, DELLEA ERAMIN 
3587, DAVID TENNANT 3553, WALLIS YENT 3541, VONNER WESS 3529, BARLO CHELLS 3530, TOM 
BAKER 3551, and ZAKALUS ARDON 3566.

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

FALLING LEAF (61-2907) AUTUMN SAGA (327)

               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.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 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 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, 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, July 7, 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!