DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2011    Duedate: 12/13/2011

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IN YOUR FACE
BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
(65-7070) [10-1-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IN YOUR FACE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)     
(65-7070) [10-1-1,149]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORDAL T'ROHN                  IN YOUR FACE
SAND DANCERS (233)             BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
(65-7077) [24-14-2,88]         (65-7070) [10-1-1,149]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)  15
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          13BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)           8      Unchartered Team

                                       CARBON 14 (318)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  27   5  2 84.4   1/ 1 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  7  2 0
 2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        15   4  0 78.9   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 1
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1125 %1193 36 48.5   3/ 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        2  1 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 271): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
                (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                  (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Repent you sinner!  Turn from your wicked ways and serve the True God!  Your
life is empty without him!  Repent now!  End your misery!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAL 
SHANG.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SASHA, who flew up 8 points in the rankings after mashing 
GARNO TEN KORO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was DRIVING A ROLLS, who dropped 6 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with MARAN TEN PALAN.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit 
back and say 'Challenge me'!  IN YOUR FACE made a challenge against KORDAL T'ROHN 
this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was SAND 
DANCERS' KORDAL T'ROHN, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by IN YOUR FACE.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that SAND DANCERS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of SAND DANCERS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause ZOMBIE SQUAD beats feet every time SAND DANCERS smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of GARNO TEN KORO, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in DAL SHANG have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN YOUR FACE 7070            10   1  1   149       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASHA 7111                   15   4  0   100       ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
 ON THE CORNER 7066           10   0  0    97       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          19  39  0    96       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           24  14  2    88       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089         14  14  0    65       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068          7   4  1    36       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133         4   5  1    25       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138          1   0  0     8       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assur -- No, really!  There's a guy up on Andoria somewhere who's actually teaching
this stuff. -- Kurlo

Driving a Rolls -- I think your turning radius is too long. -- Maran ten Palan

On the Corner -- Ough.  I should be more careful where I stand. -- Garno ten Koro

There are times when I *really* wonder about Sweet Anella.  Gladiating seems such an
unlikely career for a transvestite. -- Kordal t'Rohn

Kordal -- He was probably sentenced to the arena for criminal behavior.  A murderer,
in fact. -- Ghost of Linnis tyl Sorn

I thought this "Tinker" guy was a... somebody who mends pots and stuff, you know?
But what he wanted to "tinker" with was different, and I won't have it any way at
all. -- Kurlo ten Doshan
P.S.  Besides, he's a dwarf, and you know what they say about them!

Maran -- Well, at least Assur showed me the way that I could beat you! -- Driving a
Rolls

Sasha -- Now I know why you have been avoiding me!  You practically feinted as soon
as I started telling you the error of your ways. -- In Your Face

Garno -- The world is going to end!  Beware. -- On the Corner

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IN YOUR FACE devastated KORDAL T'ROHN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SASHA won victory over GARNO TEN KORO in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
DRIVING A ROLLS was demolished by MARAN TEN PALAN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ON THE CORNER devastated LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KURLO TEN DOSHAN defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute match.
LORAND TEN SORN bested NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -   1 -  1      95  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 509 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   IN YOUR FACE 7070          10   1  1  149 BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
AIMED BLOW       SASHA 7111                 15   4  0  100 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         24  14  2   88 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    DRIVING A ROLLS 7068        7   4  1   36 BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORDAL T'ROHN 7077.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was IN YOUR FACE 7070.  The ten other most popular fighters were SASHA 7111, 
MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, ON THE CORNER 7066, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133, 
LORAND TEN SORN 7138, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DRIVING A ROLLS 7068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, LORAND TEN SORN 7138, KURLO TEN DOSHAN 
7133, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, ON THE CORNER 7066, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, SASHA 7111, IN 
YOUR FACE 7070,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARLEQUIN 7056 (23-16-0)               0  2  0         SERPENTS HOLD        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOBIAS BEECHER 5035 (9-2-1)            0  2  0         OZ 2                 

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DILBERT 6587 (11-4-0)                  2  3  1         CUBICLE CRUSADERS    
ROPE MAN 6928 (10-0-0)                 0  2  0  DEAD   MIGHTY HEROES        

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter 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 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  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 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, 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, January 11, 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!