DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2010    Duedate: 06/23/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-426

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAGUAR JON
GREATS OF TROY (295)
(75-3325) [19-3-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JAGUAR JON                     BRASELL
GREATS OF TROY (295)           KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3325) [19-3-0,120]         (75-3318) [3-0-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEBBIE GREEN                   LENSI TU
GREATS OF TROY (295)           SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3327) [16-8-0,109]         (75-3342) [2-2-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)      38
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           22      GREATS OF TROY (295)
3. GREATS OF TROY (295)        12      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)    11   1  0 91.7   1/ 2*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)   11  1 0
 2/ 2 GREATS OF TROY (295)      81  35  2 69.8   2/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        809 %1224 25 39.8   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 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 525): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, 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 635): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): 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 633): MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 581): 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 470): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): 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 525): 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 635): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, 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 581): 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 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): 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  29 LAPUR (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, 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

     I can't believe the violence in JADE MOUNTAIN!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, GREATS OF TROY, 
but KIWI CONNECTIONS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for BRASELL?  KIWI 
CONNECTIONS' proud of him after beating SHIZARAN BLACKHEART and getting 23 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  CHERYL MILLER's match with KORTO LU cost her a loss of 
5 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  SUNSET 
THUNDER knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think JAGUAR JON should let SUNSET THUNDER be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  Can SAND DANCERS' KORTO LU be more popular than me?  
He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  People were asking me did 
CASSANDRA REALLY challenge QUEEN?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded 
good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but QUEEN wants me to write about 
it since she beat CASSANDRA.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  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 gotta leave.  JADE MOUNTAIN is like such a dump, and you 
guys smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGUAR JON 3325              19   3  0   120       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBBIE GREEN 3327            16   8  0   109       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 ROD DEDEAUX 3329             16   6  0    99       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 KORTO LU 3287                15  44  1    94       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASTENMAR 3336                8   4  0    85       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           13  11  2    61       GREATS OF TROY (295)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASELL 3318                  3   0  0    47       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATERLOO 3317                 3   0  0    33       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 QUEEN 3316                    2   1  0    30       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWNER 3315                   3   0  0    21       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 JANDINA 3344                  2   1  0    15       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENSI TU 3342                 2   2  0    11       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CASSANDRA 3343                0   3  0     3       GREATS OF TROY (295)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rod Dedeaux -- You have too many weird dipthongs in your name. -- Korto Lu

Debbie Green -- How unfriendly of you.  Surely we could choreograph the fight better
than that? -- Kastenmar

Cassandra -- It says here that you're a half-elf.  That explains a lot. -- Lensi Tu

Downer -- It was, that's for sure. -- Jandina

Jaguar Jon -- As if I care any more!  Still, I'm sure that counts as a "good fight."
-- Sunset Thunder

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAGUAR JON bested SUNSET THUNDER in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
CHERYL MILLER was vanquished by KORTO LU in a 3 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
CASSANDRA was overpowered by QUEEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DEBBIE GREEN devastated CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROD DEDEAUX subdued KASTENMAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
BRASELL vanquished SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WATERLOO overpowered SHIVERING BONZE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DOWNER outlasted LENSI TU in a action packed 9 minute beginner's melee.
JANDINA vanquished GUARDSMAN TAN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 426 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JAGUAR JON 3325            19   3  0  120 GREATS OF TROY (295)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEBBIE GREEN 3327          16   8  0  109 GREATS OF TROY (295)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROD DEDEAUX 3329           16   6  0   99 GREATS OF TROY (295)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASTENMAR 3336              8   4  0   85 SAND DANCERS (67)
BASHING ATTACK   CHERYL MILLER 3326         13  11  2   61 GREATS OF TROY (295)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEBBIE GREEN 3327.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LENSI TU 3342.  The ten other most popular fighters were KASTENMAR 3336, ROD 
DEDEAUX 3329, JAGUAR JON 3325, KORTO LU 3287, QUEEN 3316, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, BRASELL 
3318, WATERLOO 3317, JANDINA 3344, and CHERYL MILLER 3326.

The least popular fighter this week was DOWNER 3315.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASSANDRA 3343, CHERYL MILLER 3326, JANDINA 3344, WATERLOO 3317, 
BRASELL 3318, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, QUEEN 3316, KORTO LU 3287, JAGUAR JON 3325, and ROD 
DEDEAUX 3329.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JAGUAR JON (75-3325) GREATS OF TROY (295)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SUNSET THUNDER (75-3301) SAND DANCERS (67)

               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!