DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2015    Duedate: 06/27/2015

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-616

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XI AQUILAE
AQUILA (470)
(62-4794) [19-7-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XI AQUILAE                     BATTERED BILLY
AQUILA (470)                   WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
(62-4794) [19-7-1,113]         (62-4855) [3-0-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRIKE 2                       BATTERED BILLY
STRIKER FORCE (19)             WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
(62-114) [15-12-2,81]          (62-4855) [3-0-1,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (476)        55
2. AQUILA (470)                 9      AQUILA (470)
3. CM - SCORPIO (464)           0      Unchartered Team
4. STRIKER FORCE (19)           0
5. BATTLE FROGS 14-13 (473)     0      WEIRD STUDENTS (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (476)      12   3  1 80.0   1/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (476)     12  3 1
 2/ 2 AQUILA (470)              19  12  1 61.3   2/ 1 PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)    6  6 0
 3/ 3 STRIKER FORCE (19)        77  56  4 57.9   3/ 3 STRIKER FORCE (19)        5  9 1
 4- 4 CM - SCORPIO (464)        47  37  1 56.0   4/ 4 AQUILA (470)              3  0 0
 5/ 5 PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)    38  32  0 54.3   5- 5 CM - SCORPIO (464)        2  2 0
 6- 6*BATTLE FROGS 14-13 (473)   0   2  0  0.0   6- 6*BATTLE FROGS 14-13 (473)  0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of VALAMANTIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team PUBLIC NUISANCES was 
unseated this week as WEIRD STUDENTS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  BLOATED BOB caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put 
down STRIKE 4, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
ST. RIKER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
XI AQUILAE.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In VALAMANTIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after CLEVER CLARK.  Watch your 
back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Walk proud, warriors of WEIRD STUDENTS!  By 
striking down BASHER FORCE you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is 
known to all in VALAMANTIS.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in VALAMANTIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XI AQUILAE 4794              19   7  1   113       AQUILA (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIKE 2 114                 15  12  2    81       STRIKER FORCE (19)
 ST. RIKER 4828               13   5  0    76       STRIKER FORCE (19)
 STRIKE 4 4829                10   7  0    70       STRIKER FORCE (19)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PISCES 4848                   5   0  1    60       CM - SCORPIO (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMELESS 4786                 6   3  0    52       PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)
-VENUS 4802                    8   4  0    47       CM - SCORPIO (464)
 BATTERED BILLY 4855           3   0  1    47       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
-JAYWALKER 4787                4   6  0    42       PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)
-MERCURY 4801                  4   1  0    36       CM - SCORPIO (464)
 CLEVER CLARK 4859             3   0  0    35       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIND KID 4858                 2   1  0    33       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
-JUPITER 4845                  4   0  0    31       CM - SCORPIO (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NORTH STAR 4854               4   2  0    23       CM - SCORPIO (464)
-HOBO 4785                     5   5  0    20       PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)
 BEGGAR 3084                   5   5  0    20       PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)
 OBVIOUS ODDBALL 4868          2   1  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
 BLOATED BOB 4874              1   0  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
-SPEEDER 4824                  2   1  0    14       PUBLIC NUISANCES (332)
 BASHER FORCE 4872             1   2  1    11       STRIKER FORCE (19)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FROG BLASPHEMY 4816     0  1 0 BATTLE FROGS 14- 473 BATTERED BILLY 4855   614   
DA1 4873                0  1 0 STRIKER FORCE 19     BLACK ORC             616  NONE
RUDE RICKSTER 4856      1  1 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 476   BASHER FORCE 4872     615  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CLEVER CLARK devastated BASHER FORCE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
KIND KID demolished BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
XI AQUILAE devastated ST. RIKER in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
STRIKE 4 was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
STRIKE 2 devastated HOMELESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
BATTERED BILLY savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brawl.
OBVIOUS ODDBALL overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
BLOATED BOB vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  10 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  32 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 616 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       XI AQUILAE 4794            19   7  1  113 AQUILA (470)
STRIKING ATTACK  STRIKE 2 114               15  12  2   81 STRIKER FORCE (19)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEVER CLARK 4859           3   0  0   35 WEIRD STUDENTS (476)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRIKE 2 114.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BATTERED BILLY 4855.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIND KID 4858, 
STRIKE 2 114, CLEVER CLARK 4859, OBVIOUS ODDBALL 4868, BLOATED BOB 4874, DA1 4873, XI 
AQUILAE 4794, STRIKE 4 4829, HOMELESS 4786, and BASHER FORCE 4872.

The least popular fighter this week was ST. RIKER 4828.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEGGAR 3084, BASHER FORCE 4872, HOMELESS 4786, STRIKE 4 4829, XI 
AQUILAE 4794, DA1 4873, BLOATED BOB 4874, OBVIOUS ODDBALL 4868, CLEVER CLARK 4859, 
and STRIKE 2 114.

                        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