DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2014    Duedate: 06/25/2014

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAUGHA RYDE
THE ZOO (703)
(71-6553) [21-15-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HALIFAX                        YIBB-TSTLL
BOMBS AWAY (694)               OUTER GODS (784)
(71-6106) [14-2-4,120]         (71-6875) [4-3-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAUGHA RYDE                    JOCK-IN-THE-BOX
THE ZOO (703)                  SCOTCH (720)
(71-6553) [21-15-0,106]        (71-6370) [14-1-0,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OUTER GODS (784)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)        32
2. THE ZOO (703)               28      BOMBS AWAY (694)
3. NEW YORK (662)              18      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)          9
5. BOMBS AWAY (694)             6      OUTER GODS (784)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BOMBS AWAY (694)          21   3  4 87.5   1/ 1*OUTER GODS (784)          8  6 1
 2/ 0 SCOTCH (720)              14   2  0 87.5   2/ 3 THE ZOO (703)             7  8 1
 3/ 0 PIG PEN (717)             10   2  0 83.3   3/ 2 PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)      7  8 0
 4/ 0 NEW YORK (662)            65  18  3 78.3   4/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)       6  4 1
 5/ 1*OUTER GODS (784)          23  11  1 67.6   5/ 0 NEW YORK (662)            2  0 0
 6/ 2 TOTAL CHAOS (27)          37  34  1 52.1   6/ 5 TOTAL CHAOS (27)          2  4 0
 7/ 3 PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)      59  65  1 47.6   7/ 0 BOMBS AWAY (694)          1  0 0
 8/ 4 THE ZOO (703)            635 843 14 43.0   8/ 0 SCOTCH (720)              1  0 0
 9/ 5 ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)       25  35  3 41.7   9/ 0 PIG PEN (717)             0  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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 300): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): HAUGHA RYDE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 92): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 274): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 374): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 322): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): MASS EFFECT (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 300): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 275): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 92): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): FEVER PITCH et al (Chuck, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KYR'TERR games.  HAM caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SHUB-NIGGURATH and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put 
down SWINE FLU, causing it to lose 26 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
GRRR made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
HAUGHA RYDE.  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.  KYR'TERR, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is ZOMBIE SQUADS, 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 ZOMBIE SQUADS.  Indeed it was PIZZA 
TOPPINGS.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after PINEAPPLE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Walk proud, warriors of THE ZOO!  By striking down 
GRRR you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in 
KYR'TERR.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAUGHA RYDE 6553             21  15  0   106       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALIFAX 6106                 14   2  4   120       BOMBS AWAY (694)
-TURNPIKE 5822                16   2  1   119       NEW YORK (662)
 FINGER LAKES 5821            16   3  1   117       NEW YORK (662)
 JOCK-IN-THE-BOX 6370         14   1  0   115       SCOTCH (720)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR EYES 281                15   8  0    90       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
 TOBEORNOTTOBE 280            11   8  0    88       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
 GRRR 6647                     6   3  2    84       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
 PROFESSOR OLDER 5825         13   5  0    83       NEW YORK (662)
 SWINE FLU 6358               10   1  0    75       PIG PEN (717)
 WRAITH 6653                   8   5  0    68       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JALAPENO 6670                11   8  1    62       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
 REVOLUTION 6384              10   8  1    62       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
 HAM 6626                     10  15  0    62       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
 KALI FLOWER 6636             10  16  0    61       THE ZOO (703)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YIBB-TSTLL 6875               4   3  0    53       OUTER GODS (784)
 PINEAPPLE 6627               10  15  0    45       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
 MOTHER OF PUS 6871            5   2  1    45       OUTER GODS (784)
-LANCASTER 6103                4   0  0    45       BOMBS AWAY (694)
 SHUB-NIGGURATH 6873           5   2  0    41       OUTER GODS (784)
 SALLY TURKEL 6858             7   3  1    38       THE ZOO (703)
 THE HYDRA 6874                5   1  0    37       OUTER GODS (784)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE 6656                   6   7  0    29       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
 LAWRENCE 6869                 2   0  0    28       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRATOFORTRESS 6104           3   1  0    20       BOMBS AWAY (694)
 ANCHOVY JR 6879               1   2  0    16       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
 CXAXUKLUTH 6872               4   3  0    15       OUTER GODS (784)
 HANSON FOXXE 6883             1   0  0    10       THE ZOO (703)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CATSKILL 6667                 1   0  0     9       NEW YORK (662)
 IGONA KEEN 6880               1   1  1     5       THE ZOO (703)
 GREEN PEPPER 6881             0   1  0     1       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ERNIE GUUL 6436        14 36 0 THE ZOO 703          GRRR 6647             275  JUST REVENGED
H. BILL JIBI 6717       2  9 0 THE ZOO 703          MOTHER OF PUS 6871    274   
BYE 6882                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUADS 753    STONE GOLEM           276  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zoo -- Thank you for the congrats.  And I am more of a pepperoni and sausage stuffed
crust kinda guy. -- Pizza Toppings
P.S.  You're like my cool pen pal. :)

Zombie -- 18 minutes, too long. -- Ham

Yibb-Tstll -- Good fight. -- Pineapple

ToBeOrNotToBe -- 1 for 3 against me.  You did put up a good fight. -- Mushroom

Sally Turkel -- I was afraid your guy was dead. -- Jalapeno

Lawrence -- You need to drop that KD a little, my friend. -- Anchovy Jr.

We salute the tourney participants, with a special nod for Lawrence, tourney victor.
-- Jorja and the Zoo

Two-three-one and a death.  A little of everything today, except time and some clue
what kind of comments we might make here and there.  Ah, well. -- Haugha Ryde

Grrr -- I hate it when that happens. -- Ghost of Ernie Guul

Four Eyes -- Must affect your focus, hmm? -- Haugha Ryde

Revolution -- Ridiculous!  Why try to CHANGE things?  Just kill them all. -- Kali
Flower

Jalapeno -- Way too hot!  Where's the sour cream when I need it? -- Sally Turkel

Beggars, pah. -- Igona Keen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YIBB-TSTLL demolished PINEAPPLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MOTHER OF PUS overpowered ZOMBIE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
HAUGHA RYDE overpowered GRRR in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JOCK-IN-THE-BOX viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brawl.
SWINE FLU was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HALIFAX handily defeated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
FINGER LAKES viciously subdued TOBEORNOTTOBE in a 2 minute gory expert's duel.
PROFESSOR OLDER vanquished REVOLUTION in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FOUR EYES overpowered JALAPENO in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
WRAITH overpowered SALLY TURKEL in a 3 minute one-sided match.
SHUB-NIGGURATH was devastated by HAM in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
KALI FLOWER demolished THE HYDRA in a 2 minute mismatched match.
LAWRENCE overpowered IGONA KEEN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CXAXUKLUTH was luckily beaten by ANCHOVY JR in a tiring 15 minute bloody duel.
GREEN PEPPER was vanquished by HANSON FOXXE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  2      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        27 -  16 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  22 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 276 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         5 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HAUGHA RYDE 6553           21  15  0  106 THE ZOO (703)
LUNGING ATTACK   FINGER LAKES 5821          16   3  1  117 NEW YORK (662)
AIMED BLOW       FOUR EYES 281              15   8  0   90 TOTAL CHAOS (27)
TOTAL PARRY      WRAITH 6653                 8   5  0   68 ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
BASHING ATTACK   JALAPENO 6670              11   8  1   62 PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
WALL OF STEEL    SALLY TURKEL 6858           7   3  1   38 THE ZOO (703)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAUGHA RYDE 6553.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JOCK-IN-THE-BOX 6370.  The ten other most popular fighters were FINGER LAKES 
5821, SALLY TURKEL 6858, KALI FLOWER 6636, HALIFAX 6106, WRAITH 6653, BYE 6882, 
MOTHER OF PUS 6871, FOUR EYES 281, SHUB-NIGGURATH 6873, and HAUGHA RYDE 6553.

The least popular fighter this week was CXAXUKLUTH 6872.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANCHOVY JR 6879, GREEN PEPPER 6881, IGONA KEEN 6880, THE HYDRA 6874, 
REVOLUTION 6384, GRRR 6647, PINEAPPLE 6627, JALAPENO 6670, TOBEORNOTTOBE 280, and 
SWINE FLU 6358.

                        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!