Date   : 06/02/2010    Duedate: 06/15/2010


DM-65    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-6995) [20-15-2,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAND DANCERS (233)             SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-6995) [20-15-2,118]        (65-7054) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND DANCERS (233)             SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-6995) [20-15-2,118]        (65-7054) [3-0-0,28]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          33
2. SERPENTS HOLD (732)         27      CASTAWAYS (387)
3. CASTAWAYS (387)             -9      Unchartered Team

                                       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (732)       10   5  0 66.7   1/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (732)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 CASTAWAYS (387)          234 230  6 50.4   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  4 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1028 %1099 31 48.3   3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)           2 13 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Last turn's column, sent in late, seemed it might go better here:

     Here I am.  *smiling*  I'm a little disturbed to see that every warrior on our
"least popular" list is also on our "most popular" list.  I think this means we need
more teams!  Bring a friend, will you?

                           ~~~::~~~  ~~~::~~~   ~~~::~~~

     Dal Shang was a port, somewhat more cosmopolitan than the cities in the interior
of the Empire.  At least, Iceclaw believed that was the reason he and his teammates
had been made welcome here.  Since they were humanoid cats--"Aruaki werecats," the
story went, although really they were from farther away than that--he had worried
that the human-centric population of Lirith Kai would look upon them as freaks.  But
then, gladiators in Greywand's arena system were expected to be a little "off."
     He prowled the open-air market, feeling uncomfortable in his clothes.  Adantri
custom required so MANY clothes, which weren't very compatible with a healthy, furry
pelt.  True, he still drew some stares, but at least he had made the effort to dress
according to the local mores--had, in fact, made a stab at real style with it--and
that counted for something.  His glossy white fur, marked with black stripes, was set
off by an unusually severe suit of black and silver, ornamented with obsidian beads
and a cloak-clasp set with a white onyx cameo of a seated cat.  On his seven-foot
frame, the effect was striking.
     Over there, in the next aisle of booths, there was one of the Serpents Hold
guild, looking at a cage full of white and multicolored rats.  Mamba was a little,
slender, quick-moving woman dressed in flowing red silk.  Curiously, Iceclaw found
her attractive, which disturbed him because of the species difference.  Still, on
this planet, most of the intelligent species were of monkey-type, and who was to say 
what two willing sentients might get up to?  But as far as he could tell, she was
Adantri, and they tended to be closed-minded about that kind of thing.
     A furtive movement caught his attention.  His blue eyes narrowed at the sight of
a slight man in very plain clothes--well, not plain, really, because that would have
attracted too much attention in Lirith Kai.  The man's suit was a blend of mouse-gray
and charcoal gray in a houndstooth pattern, adorned with small plates of mother-of-
pearl along the sleeve hems and the bottom hem of his kichai.  It was clearly chosen
to blend into any background.  And he was reaching for Mamba's money pouch!
     Keeping his eyes on the pickpocket, Iceclaw threaded his way through the crowd
of shoppers.  He saw Mamba, unsuspecting, move on to the next booth of goods, while
the pickpocket tucked something away inside his kichai and then slunk away in the
opposite direction, pausing here and there to feign interest in some of the goods for
sale.  In fact, Iceclaw saw him steal a shish kebab of meats and vegetables.
     The cat-man caught up with the thief in an alley off the market.
     Mr. Gray-on-Gray had paused to nibble his stolen food when suddenly and without
any noise to give warning, there was an inhuman creature, a rakshasa or something,
looming over him!
     "You have something belonging to a lady," growled the cat-man.  He had a strange
accent, or maybe it was a speech impediment caused by trying to form human words in a
tiger-like muzzle.  But he was understandable, at least.
     Gray-on-Gray was not a stupid man.  "Friend of yours?" he said swiftly, reaching
into his kichai.  "Beg pardon, I had no idea."  He held up the money pouch.
     Iceclaw snatched it from him.  "You stole that food."
     "What?  You want that back, too?"
     "No.  Just don't steal anything more."
     "Of course not!  I've learned my lesson."
     Some might have found that a dubious statement, but Iceclaw's people were
truthful, and he saw no reason not to assume that humans were, too.  So he let the
man go.
     An hour later, after many inquiries, he located the Serpent's Hold residence,
which was at an inn, since they hadn't been in Dal Shang very long.  He was directed
to Mamba's door, and knocked on it.  When she answered he held up the money pouch.
"I recovered this for you..."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 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 524): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, 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 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): 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 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): 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 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): 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 524): 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 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, 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 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): 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  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You know what they say, Iceclaw:  The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Works for me.

                                  Chaego Sarildan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for DAL SHANG.  Like, SAND DANCERS had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by SERPENTS HOLD!  Way to go SERPENTS 
HOLD!  MVP award for LOEKER SMITH?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after beating CAPTIAN 
LENSAR and getting 10 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  SSSKAH got smashed by 
KRAIT, and lost 7 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  CHAEGO SARILDAN 
stopped ICECLAW dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to 
his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All DAL SHANG ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  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                  
 CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995         20  15  2   118       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOEKER SMITH 7022            17   9  0    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICECLAW 3364                 19  13  0    79       CASTAWAYS (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047          7   3  0    50       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037           8  11  0    40       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAIT 7054                    3   0  0    28       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARLEQUIN 7056                3   0  0    22       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 RECOIL 7063                   2   0  0    20       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 SSSKAH 7059                   1   2  0    14       CASTAWAYS (387)
 MAMBA 7055                    2   1  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 MAWU 7062                     0   3  0     3       CASTAWAYS (387)
 TOES 7061                     0   3  0     3       CASTAWAYS (387)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GRAY 7060               0  3 0 CASTAWAYS 387        OLTIMAL THE LAME      470  NONE
KHAH RAKAH 3367        17 13 1 CASTAWAYS 387        CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995  466  NOT REVENGED
SEE YA 7065             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 732    SMALL BELRAN          470  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ssskah -- Damned uppity wench!  You've done awful things to my reputation, and only
my formidable skills as a waterfront brawler, a different discipline entirely, enable
me to hold up my head. -- Garno ten Koro

Ah, standbys. -- Loeker Smith

Ah, bah, standbys. -- Harith ten Moru

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was dealt death by SMALL BELRAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHAEGO SARILDAN demolished ICECLAW in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
LOEKER SMITH vanquished CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
HARITH TEN MORU defeated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute bloody match.
GARNO TEN KORO devastated MAMBA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KRAIT bested SSSKAH in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's match.
HARLEQUIN overpowered TOES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GRAY was slaughtered by OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MAWU was overpowered by RECOIL in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  10 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 470 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LOEKER SMITH 7022          17   9  0   92 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KRAIT 7054.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995, 
ICECLAW 3364, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, MAMBA 7055, and TOES 7061.

The least popular fighter this week was SSSKAH 7059.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAWU 7062, GRAY 7060, TOES 7061, MAMBA 7055, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, 
ICECLAW 3364, RECOIL 7063, HARLEQUIN 7056, SEE YA 7065, and HARITH TEN MORU 7047.

                        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!


     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!