Date   : 05/04/2010    Duedate: 05/17/2010


DM-63    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2750) [19-36-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAYFARERS (248)                
(63-2750) [19-36-0,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAYFARERS (248)                BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2750) [19-36-0,96]         (63-2798) [7-4-1,86]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             31
2. BAD GIRLS (325)             18      BAD GIRLS (325)
3. KIWI CONNECTION (285)        0      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)      0
5. BRAIN BOYZ (269)             0      HOUSE OF FINWE (294)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   83  32  8 72.2   1/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 2/ 0 BAD GIRLS (325)           19  13  4 59.4   2- 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  0 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          714 784 16 47.7   3- 2*KIWI CONNECTION (285)     3  0 0
 4- 2*KIWI CONNECTION (285)     10  11  0 47.6   4/ 0 BAD GIRLS (325)           1  2 0
 5- 4*BRAIN BOYZ (269)           1   4  0 20.0   5- 4*BRAIN BOYZ (269)          1  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 644): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 629): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 628): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 628): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): FINALITY of SUPERIOR FORCES 3P (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 321): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 644): F WORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 629): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 628): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 628): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 589): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 269): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 473): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 222): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 529): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 644): CINDERELLA MAN of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 628): CHAWLIE ISTTA of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 627): JILIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 626): SENATOR WILEY of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 588): JOFRE MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 586): HARBINGER OF WOE of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 221): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out AMEN-TEI to see 
what's new.  Too bad, MEDAL OF HONOR J3, but WAYFARERS was just too good to be 
stopped.  MVP award for SQUEAKY FROMME?  BAD GIRLS' proud of her after beating EBAN 
STRANGER and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  BONNIE BARROW got 
smashed by YALO TACTSIE, and lost 1 points!  What a putz!  SERGEANT 3 fights so hard 
to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a 
genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome YALO TACTSIE.  Aren't WAYFARERS proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            19  36  0    96       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 3 2784              16   2  1   144       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHUCK 2787              15  10  1    90       WAYFARERS (248)
-THOMAS WIGLE 2777            11   5  2    87       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 BONNIE BARROW 2798            7   4  1    86       BAD GIRLS (325)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLADSTONE 2371                4   3  0    41       KIWI CONNECTION (285)
-MOAWHANGO 2367                4   3  0    39       KIWI CONNECTION (285)
 AILEEN WUORNOS 2810           4   0  1    35       BAD GIRLS (325)
-SERGEANT 4 2802               4   0  0    35       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBAN STRANGER 2816            2   0  0    28       WAYFARERS (248)
-HERBERTSVILLE 2368            2   0  0    25       KIWI CONNECTION (285)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PFC 2 2812                    3   1  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 LADY SLIPPER 2815             2   3  0    16       WAYFARERS (248)
-GANGLION 2226                 1   0  0    14       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 SQUEAKY FROMME 2809           0   1  0    13       BAD GIRLS (325)
 KORARIO 2813                  2   5  0    11       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VALNAKORINE 2761       23 24 0 WAYFARERS 248        SERGEANT 3 2784       472   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sergeant 3 -- Good, you retained the title, sparing me the necessity of finding "a
few words for the masses," and not killing me. -- Lady Chuck
P.S.  Though where anyone would find "masses" here is a mystery.

M. Chardinee.  Bah.  A lousy tipper. -- Yalo Tactsie

Sergeant 4 -- You're too tall. -- Korario
P.S.  Yes, I know I'm taller, but on me it looks good.

PFC 2 -- Ah, I suppose since you aren't an officer, you're under no compulsion to be
a gentleman. -- Lady Slipper

I never trust a scribe. -- Eban Stranger
P.S.  They think too much.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BONNIE BARROW was bested by YALO TACTSIE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Title fight.
LADY CHUCK demolished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AILEEN WUORNOS overpowered KORARIO in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
EBAN STRANGER overpowered SQUEAKY FROMME in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided fight.
LADY SLIPPER vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 474 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHUCK 2787            15  10  1   90 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   BONNIE BARROW 2798          7   4  1   86 BAD GIRLS (325)
STRIKING ATTACK  AILEEN WUORNOS 2810         4   0  1   35 BAD GIRLS (325)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YALO TACTSIE 2750.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BONNIE BARROW 2798.  The ten other most popular fighters were EBAN STRANGER 
KORARIO 2813, SQUEAKY FROMME 2809,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SQUEAKY FROMME 2809.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORARIO 2813, LADY SLIPPER 2815, LADY CHUCK 2787, YALO TACTSIE 
2750, AILEEN WUORNOS 2810, EBAN STRANGER 2816, BONNIE BARROW 2798,  0,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (87-49-0)          2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIMAGGIO 2705 (25-14-0)                2  1  0         1949 YANKEES         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MATA HARI 2800 (3-1-0)                 4  1  0  DEAD   BAD GIRLS            
MA BARKER 2796 (0-0-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   BAD GIRLS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUEAKY FROMME 2809 (0-0-0)            8  3  0         BAD GIRLS            

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE BARROW 2798 (7-3-1)             6  2  0         BAD GIRLS