DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2014    Duedate: 05/26/2014

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PFC 1
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2811) [10-3-1,60]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PFC 1                          BERLIN
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        WORLD BLADES (331)
(63-2811) [10-3-1,60]          (63-2923) [3-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOMAS KATT                     ACORN
WAYFARERS (248)                NUTS! (345)
(63-3061) [6-14-0,32]          (63-3097) [1-0-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORLD BLADES (331)          39
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     24      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. NUTS! (345)                 19      Unchartered Team
4. STARRY KNIGHTS (339)         2
5. LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)      0      NUTS! (345)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*NUTS! (345)                1   0  0  100   1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  3 0
 2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  118  56 10 67.8   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           6  9 0
 3- 2*LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)   14  11  0 56.0   3- 4*LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)   3  2 0
 4- 3 BAD GIRLS (325)          116  98 14 54.2   4/ 3 STARRY KNIGHTS (339)      3  2 0
 5/ 4 STARRY KNIGHTS (339)       9   8  0 52.9   5- 5 BAD GIRLS (325)           2  1 1
 6/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          967 %1032 20 48.4   6/ 0*NUTS! (345)               1  0 0
 7- 7 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          22  35  3 38.6   7- 6 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          1  3 1
 8/ 0*WORLD BLADES (331)         3   6  0 33.3   8/ 0*WORLD BLADES (331)        1  3 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 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 749): UNCLEAN ONE of CHAOS CARNIVAL (Nurgle, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 749): BARIUM ENEMY of PERIODIC STATEMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 734): FOXY LADY of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 736): ARE YOU DONE YET? Of BASH BROS. BOSS (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 733): LOIAL of WHEEL OF TIME (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 730): APPELONIA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 731): KOJAK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 694): EBBUTT MARSH of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 691): FLYING PIG of HELL FROZEN OVER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 682): SADIE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SUN QIAN of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 576): K. GRIFFIN of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 634): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 749): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 749): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 734): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 736): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 733): WHEEL OF TIME (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 730): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 731): OMNITRIX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 694): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 691): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 682): THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 576): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 634): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): IWO JIMA of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 747): DOGGY BAG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 748): THE SQUARE of WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 733): IRSON ORSON of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 736): ARE YOU DONE YET? Of BASH BROS. BOSS (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (turn 735): CHILI CON CARNAGE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 692): KORVIN ROSS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 680): ROBERT JOHNSON of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 575): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly AMEN-TEI games.  Former top team WAYFARERS was 
unseated this week as MEDAL OF HONOR J3 moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 2-0-0 record for the round.  ACORN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested FAMILY TAXI and was awarded 19 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PFC 1 put down MOSS AGATE, 
causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Due to hers absence and 
inability to defend the throne, K. GRIFFIN has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail PFC 1, Duelmaster of 
AMEN-TEI!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  AMEN-TEI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is SHEWISH BUFFET, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding SHEWISH BUFFET.  Indeed it was STARRY KNIGHTS.  
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in AMEN-TEI as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 PFC 1 2811                   10   3  1    60       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-K. GRIFFIN 2991               8   8  1    93       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWOOSH 2984                   4   2  0    61       LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERLIN 2923                   3   0  0    55       WORLD BLADES (331)
 MOSS AGATE 3072               7   9  0    51       WAYFARERS (248)
 VINCENT 3026                  7   4  0    49       STARRY KNIGHTS (339)
 PFC 3 3071                    8   7  0    37       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
-BATHSHEBA 3043                4   1  0    36       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMAS KATT 3061               6  14  0    32       WAYFARERS (248)
-ZIT POPPER 2986               3   3  0    31       LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)
-DEAD STAR 3004                2   0  0    31       LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)
 VANNA WAYFARER 3099           4   3  0    28       WAYFARERS (248)
-LONG WALK 2985                4   1  0    27       LSU COLLEGE RADIO (336)
-MADONNA 3068                  1   0  0    24       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PFC 2 2812                    3   1  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 ACORN 3097                    1   0  0    19       NUTS! (345)
-WHITE MATTER 3092             3   3  1    18       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
-LADY GAGA 3105                1   0  0    18       BAD GIRLS (325)
 ALBERT HALL 3087              3   8  0    17       WAYFARERS (248)
-PONS 2919                     1   0  0    13       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
-ERIDANUS 3103                 2   2  0     8       STARRY KNIGHTS (339)
 FAMILY TAXI 3115              0   2  0     2       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STEWIE 3100             3  2 0 WAYFARERS 248        WHITE MATTER 3092     575   
DA1 3058                0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 331     WURM KIN              577  NONE
MARATHON 2926           0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 331     SPYMASTER             577  NONE
MEAT 3059               0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 331     SHEWISH GIANT         577  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two, and, what a surprise, the wins were all over standbys, the losses to
managed gladiators.  Oh, well. -- Moss Agate

We salute the tourney participants, with special nods to the delicious Andorian
Smoothie and the wonderfully bad Madonna, tourney victors, and Shayica, Champion of
the Rookies. -- Jorja and the Wayfarers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARATHON was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was dispatched by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MEAT was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MOSS AGATE was viciously subdued by PFC 1 in a 3 minute gory Title contest.
BERLIN savagely defeated VANNA WAYFARER in a 2 minute bloody match.
VINCENT bested TOMAS KATT in a 1 minute duel.
PFC 3 overpowered ALBERT HALL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FAMILY TAXI was viciously subdued by ACORN in a popular 4 minute gruesome competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PFC 1 2811                 10   3  1   60 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERLIN 2923                 3   0  0   55 WORLD BLADES (331)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VINCENT 3026                7   4  0   49 STARRY KNIGHTS (339)
PARRY-LUNGE      PFC 3 3071                  8   7  0   37 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOMAS KATT 3061.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ACORN 3097.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERLIN 2923, FAMILY TAXI 
3115, MEAT 3059, PFC 1 2811, PFC 3 3071, DA1 3058, VINCENT 3026, MOSS AGATE 3072, 
TOMAS KATT 3061, and MARATHON 2926.

The least popular fighter this week was ALBERT HALL 3087.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VANNA WAYFARER 3099, MARATHON 2926, TOMAS KATT 3061, MOSS AGATE 
3072, VINCENT 3026, DA1 3058, PFC 3 3071, PFC 1 2811, MEAT 3059, and FAMILY TAXI 
3115.

                        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!