DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/01/2010    Duedate: 06/14/2010

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BONNIE BARROW
BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-2798) [8-5-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BONNIE BARROW                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD GIRLS (325)                
(63-2798) [8-5-1,105]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YALO TACTSIE                   KORARIO
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2750) [20-37-0,97]         (63-2813) [4-5-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             31
2. BAD GIRLS (325)             25      BAD GIRLS (325)
3. BRAIN BOYZ (269)             0      Unchartered Team

                                       HOUSE OF FINWE (294)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BAD GIRLS (325)           21  16  4 56.8   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          12  3 0
 2/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          722 786 16 47.9   2- 3*BRAIN BOYZ (269)          3  2 0
 3- 4*BRAIN BOYZ (269)           4   6  0 40.0   3/ 4 BAD GIRLS (325)           3  5 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 322): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 646): SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): SPONGEBOB of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 631): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 634): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 630): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 628): SISTER MARY JANE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 591): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 588): TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 577): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 475): YALO TACTSIE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 531): THE PINK RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 322): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 646): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 631): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 634): PIRATE'S COVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 630): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 628): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 591): CAPTAIN PLANET (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 588): THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 579): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 270): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 475): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 531): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 645): GRAY MATTER of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               KHAKI KRAIT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): SPONGEBOB of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 632): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 627): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): SABRE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Bonnie Barrow thought she could take me for a ride.  I know things about it that
she can't even imagine.

                                    Yalo Tactsie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  EBAN STRANGER caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was 
awarded 9 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KORARIO 
put down SQUEAKY FROMME, causing her to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  
The city has turned out in honor of BONNIE BARROW, for with hers arena victory she 
may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  WAYFARERS is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding WAYFARERS.  Indeed it was BAD GIRLS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 AMEN-TEI.  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONNIE BARROW 2798            8   5  1   105       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHUCK 2787              17  10  1   104       WAYFARERS (248)
 YALO TACTSIE 2750            20  37  0    97       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBAN STRANGER 2816            4   0  0    52       WAYFARERS (248)
-AILEEN WUORNOS 2810           4   0  1    35       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORARIO 2813                  4   5  0    28       WAYFARERS (248)
-GANGLION 2226                 2   0  0    27       BRAIN BOYZ (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY SLIPPER 2815             3   4  0    21       WAYFARERS (248)
 SQUEAKY FROMME 2809           1   2  0    17       BAD GIRLS (325)
-DA3 2821                      1   0  0    16       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
-DA4 2822                      1   0  0    15       BRAIN BOYZ (269)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NANCY PELOSI 2817       0  1 0 BAD GIRLS 325        BLACK ORC             476  NONE
VALNAKORINE 2761       23 24 0 WAYFARERS 248        SERGEANT 3 2784       472  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, dear, M. Chardinee.  Well, it counts as a win. -- Lady Chuck

To the Honest Merchant, by couresty so called, I give a horse laugh.  And a number of
hard knocks, as well. -- Eban Stranger

That Shifty-eyed Volunteer is such a joke! -- Korario

Squeaky Fromme -- Mind you wash behind your ears, young woman! -- Lady Slipper

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NANCY PELOSI was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YALO TACTSIE was devastated by BONNIE BARROW in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
LADY CHUCK demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EBAN STRANGER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KORARIO savagely defeated SQUEAKY FROMME in a crowd pleasing 6 minute bloody match.
LADY SLIPPER won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BONNIE BARROW 2798          8   5  1  105 BAD GIRLS (325)
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHUCK 2787            17  10  1  104 WAYFARERS (248)
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 KORARIO 2813.  The ten other most popular fighters were BONNIE BARROW 2798, 
LADY CHUCK 2787, EBAN STRANGER 2816, LADY SLIPPER 2815, NANCY PELOSI 2817, YALO 
TACTSIE 2750, SQUEAKY FROMME 2809,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SQUEAKY FROMME 2809.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YALO TACTSIE 2750, NANCY PELOSI 2817, LADY SLIPPER 2815, EBAN 
STRANGER 2816, LADY CHUCK 2787, BONNIE BARROW 2798, KORARIO 2813,  0,  0, and  0.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               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!