DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2011    Duedate: 01/02/2012

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-245

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BBIAB
H8 2 TXT (673)
(73-5925) [14-6-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BBIAB                          OLYMPIC
H8 2 TXT (673)                 ROUTE 86 (417)
(73-5925) [14-6-1,116]         (73-3681) [5-1-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KK                             L8R
H8 2 TXT (673)                 H8 2 TXT (673)
(73-5927) [14-6-0,99]          (73-5926) [11-9-2,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

H8 2 TXT (673)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. H8 2 TXT (673)              27
2. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)          4      H8 2 TXT (673)
3. ROUTE 84 (414)               0      Unchartered Team
4. DREW'S BOYS II (652)         0
5. ROUTE 86 (417)              -8      ROUTE 86 (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ROUTE 86 (417)             5   1  1 83.3   1/ 1 H8 2 TXT (673)           13  2 0
 2- 2 DREW'S BOYS II (652)      39  15  2 72.2   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       6  8 0
 3/ 3 H8 2 TXT (673)            69  48  6 59.0   3/ 4*ROUTE 86 (417)            1  1 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      149 156  5 48.9   4- 3 DREW'S BOYS II (652)      1  1 0
 5- 5 ROUTE 84 (414)             5  10  0 33.3   5- 5 ROUTE 84 (414)            0  2 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 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): SVEN of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): BLACK LIGHTNING II (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ERINIKA needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
MRALISSA LOON?  MIDDLE WAY 18's proud of her after beating OLYMPIC and getting 13 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  OLYMPIC got smashed by MRALISSA LOON, and 
lost 8 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  BBIAB stopped PANAMA OATS 
dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BBIAB 5925                   14   6  1   116       H8 2 TXT (673)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 L8R 5926                     11   9  2   105       H8 2 TXT (673)
 KK 5927                      14   6  0    99       H8 2 TXT (673)
 LOLZIE 5904                  14  10  2    98       H8 2 TXT (673)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANAMA OATS 5839             20  19  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 SARMINO TIELO 5923           10  11  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 MRALISSA LOON 5939            7   2  0    72       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAROLINA 3670                 5   4  0    66       ROUTE 84 (414)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 R U DMB 5905                 11  13  0    49       H8 2 TXT (673)
 OLYMPIC 3681                  5   1  1    47       ROUTE 86 (417)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALITHA SEALE 5959            2   0  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 WENDY VINE 5949               2   3  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-REX 5721                      1   0  0    13       DREW'S BOYS II (652)
-ARMY MUN 5722                 2   2  0     8       DREW'S BOYS II (652)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SALINDA RENN 5743      18 32 0 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    L8R 5926              242  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Route 86, Route 84, ah!  To be on the road again! -- a wistful Jorja

Bbiab -- You will have to forgive me, but I have no gift for foreign languages.
Whatever you said quite escapes me. -- Panama Oats
P.S.  Probably just as well, too.

L 8 R -- Some kind of code or abbreviation?  Not my line, kid. -- Sarmino Tielo

Olympic -- Ah!  I'd like to see that. -- Wendy Vine

Rudmb -- That was easier than I expected. -- Mralissa Loon

Stupid Thief. -- Talitha Seale

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BBIAB devastated PANAMA OATS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
LOLZIE vanquished SARMINO TIELO in a 1 minute uneven battle.
KK demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
L8R bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute contest.
MRALISSA LOON overpowered OLYMPIC in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
R U DMB vanquished WENDY VINE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
TALITHA SEALE devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 245 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BBIAB 5925                 14   6  1  116 H8 2 TXT (673)
SLASHING ATTACK  L8R 5926                   11   9  2  105 H8 2 TXT (673)
BASHING ATTACK   KK 5927                    14   6  0   99 H8 2 TXT (673)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOLZIE 5904                14  10  2   98 H8 2 TXT (673)
TOTAL PARRY      PANAMA OATS 5839           20  19  0   87 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
LUNGING ATTACK   MRALISSA LOON 5939          7   2  0   72 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KK 5927.  The most popular warrior this turn was L8R 
5926.  The ten other most popular fighters were R U DMB 5905, MRALISSA LOON 5939, 
BBIAB 5925, KK 5927, LOLZIE 5904, TALITHA SEALE 5959, PANAMA OATS 5839, SARMINO TIELO 
5923, OLYMPIC 3681, and WENDY VINE 5949.

The least popular fighter this week was WENDY VINE 5949.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OLYMPIC 3681, SARMINO TIELO 5923, PANAMA OATS 5839, TALITHA SEALE 5959, 
LOLZIE 5904, KK 5927, BBIAB 5925, MRALISSA LOON 5939, R U DMB 5905, and L8R 5926.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KEN 5942 (0-0-0)                       4  3  0         DREW'S BOYS II       
CARTER 5951 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         ROUTE 84             
VINING 5955 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         ROUTE 84             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK PORSCHE 478 (0-0-0)              4  1  1  DEAD   D.A. REJECTS         
HEADBUTTS BASEBALLS 1807 (6-8-0)       2  1  0  DEAD   THINGS GEORGE DOES   
DAN DELLYON 510 (18-9-0)               5  3  0         MISTAKEN IDENTITY    
A BOMB IN A BULL 503 (16-8-1)          3  3  0         THE BULLS            
KNITTED AFGHAN 4123 (10-11-4)          3  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
CURIOUS GEORGE 645 (0-0-0)             1  2  0  DEAD   CRYPTICS             
BELIEVE A BULL 500 (4-2-0)             0  2  0         THE BULLS            
MARK PORTUGAL 348 (2-3-0)              0  2  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
TANGUN 3013 (2-1-1)                    0  1  0  DEAD   THREE KINGDOMS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TELLS TALL TALES 1802 (3-1-0)          4  3  2         THINGS GEORGE DOES   
CARDINAL 5427 (4-2-1)                  3  3  0         PLAY BALL            
FRENCH KISS 590 (2-2-0)                3  3  2         WORLDWIDE GORE       
HUNGRY HEIFER 637 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
R.O.T.F.L. 4028 (1-4-0)                0  2  0         ALPHABET SOUP        
S.N.A.F.U. 4326 (4-4-0)                0  2  0         ALPHABET SOUP        

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OTTAWA SENATOR 5500 (1-0-0)            0  2  0         CAPITALISTS          

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INFORMATION HEN 5945 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         RYAN'S SHOWS         
MAIM 5763 (0-0-0)                      0  2  0         WAY BACK WHEN        

                        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!