DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2010    Duedate: 06/16/2010

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-432

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARDEL TEN VAREN
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4186) [10-12-0,75]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARDEL TEN VAREN               ONE
SAND DANCERS (251)             NUMB-ERS (513)
(74-4186) [10-12-0,75]         (74-4204) [6-3-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HESTI TYL VAREN                HESTI TYL VAREN
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4188) [9-13-1,54]          (74-4188) [9-13-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          19
2. GATES OF FIRE (512)          0      SAND DANCERS (251)
3. NUMB-ERS (513)              -8      Unchartered Team

                                       NUMB-ERS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GATES OF FIRE (512)       49   9  1 84.5   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  7 0
 2/ 2*NUMB-ERS (513)            21  12  0 63.6   2- 1 GATES OF FIRE (512)       7  0 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       995 %1052 37 48.6   3/ 3*NUMB-ERS (513)            5  4 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 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAYLA KIV!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GATES OF FIRE was 
unseated this week as SAND DANCERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  HESTI TYL VAREN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 10 and was awarded 16 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HESTI TYL VAREN put down 10, 
causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, POLYNIKES has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city 
has turned out in honor of MARDEL TEN VAREN, for with his arena victory he may now 
lay claim to the highest position in the city!  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 DAYLA KIV "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in DAYLA KIV 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                  
 MARDEL TEN VAREN 4186        10  12  0    75       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALEXANDROS 4196              12   0  0   105       GATES OF FIRE (512)
-SPARTAN 1 4194               11   2  1    98       GATES OF FIRE (512)
-POLYNIKES 4191               11   2  0    98       GATES OF FIRE (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIENEKES 4193                11   2  0    61       GATES OF FIRE (512)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HESTI TYL VAREN 4188          9  13  1    54       SAND DANCERS (251)
 ONE 4204                      6   3  0    43       NUMB-ERS (513)
 10 4205                       7   2  0    40       NUMB-ERS (513)
 IV 4207                       4   5  0    40       NUMB-ERS (513)
 RIELLA TYL TAHL 4203          6   4  1    38       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMINI TYL ZO 4202            8   6  0    33       SAND DANCERS (251)
-ROOSTER 4192                  4   2  0    32       GATES OF FIRE (512)
 GORBLE 4201                   6   9  1    28       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

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

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARDEL TEN VAREN devastated ONE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
RIELLA TYL TAHL was demolished by DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
10 was defeated by HESTI TYL VAREN in a 2 minute duel.
IV devastated GORBLE in a 3 minute gory one-sided contest.
NIMINI TYL ZO subdued TURO JAGUARCLAW in a 4 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   1 -  0      93  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 432 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         0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ONE 4204                    6   3  0   43 NUMB-ERS (513)
WALL OF STEEL    RIELLA TYL TAHL 4203        6   4  1   38 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HESTI TYL VAREN 4188.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HESTI TYL VAREN 4188.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARDEL TEN 
VAREN 4186, IV 4207, 10 4205, ONE 4204, RIELLA TYL TAHL 4203, GORBLE 4201, NIMINI TYL 
ZO 4202,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NIMINI TYL ZO 4202.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GORBLE 4201, RIELLA TYL TAHL 4203, ONE 4204, 10 4205, IV 4207, 
MARDEL TEN VAREN 4186, HESTI TYL VAREN 4188,  0,  0, and  0.

                        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!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     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!