DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2010    Duedate: 06/15/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-89

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YEAR OF THE CAT
LA PENTARCHIE (11)
(81-765) [26-22-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERAFIN GAWAIN                 CONSECTOR
THE RED BLADES (88)            ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
(81-1117) [13-13-0,119]        (81-1308) [2-2-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORNERY OCELOT                  HEAD BAND
FURRY FURY (25)                CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
(81-144) [19-35-0,92]          (81-1056) [15-11-2,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUMMERBORN (104)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE AGES (29)            50
2. UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)         28      SUMMERBORN (104)
3. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         26      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       26
5. CAPITAL CARTEL (93)         22      THE MONSANTIS (112)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SUMMERBORN (104)          55  30  1 64.7   1/ 1 SUMMERBORN (104)         13  2 0
 2/ 3 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       80  49  4 62.0   2/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (40)      10  5 0
 3/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       261 180  7 59.2   3/ 2 THE RED BLADES (88)      10  5 0
 4/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    251 193  8 56.5   4/ 4 NEVERQUEST (97)           9  5 0
 5/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  36  29  0 55.4   5/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 6/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         192 158  5 54.9   6/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      9  6 0
 7/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      231 213 13 52.0   7/14 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  8  2 0
 8- 9 WARMASTERS (15)          225 213 20 51.4   8/ 3 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 9/12 NEVERQUEST (97)           40  39  3 50.6   9/11 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      8  7 0
10/11 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      65  65  1 50.0  10/ 6 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       7  7 0
11/ 1*THE MONSANTIS (112)        5   5  0 50.0  11/12 JUNGLELAND (103)          7  8 0
12/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     208 211 11 49.6  12/ 9 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     7  8 0
13/13 FURRY FURY (25)          118 131  5 47.4  13/17 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       6  9 0
14/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      205 238  7 46.3  14/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0
15/15 JUNGLELAND (103)          39  48  1 44.8  15/19 DARQUE AGES (29)          5  4 1
16/16 THE RED BLADES (88)       70  90  3 43.8  16/15*THE MONSANTIS (112)       5  5 0
17/18 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     28  37  1 43.1  17-13 WARMASTERS (15)           4  6 0
18/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       73  97  3 42.9  18/16*BEER (108)                4  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       93 132  5 41.3  19/23 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       4 11 0
20-20*TEAM SLUDGE (107)          9  13  0 40.9  20/18 OTTO'S DINER (96)         4 11 0
21/21 OTTO'S DINER (96)         53  77  0 40.8  21-20*TEAM SLUDGE (107)         3  6 0
22/22*BEER (108)                12  21  0 36.4  22/21*ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       2  8 0
23/23*ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)        5  15  1 25.0  23/22*FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       2 13 0
24/24*FUZZY BUNNIES (110)        7  23  0 23.3  24/24 FURRY FURY (25)           1  7 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     After paying off the matchmaker with a fortune in someone else's gold Tripwire
sat back in his luxury booth and watched as Arioch took the sands.  He was armored up
as usual with his thick broadsword and large shield held high as he raised his arms
in defiance.  Across from him was the impressive Hummingbird, a warrior that Arioch
had beaten in the past and the current Duelmaster.  Arioch had promised a quick
victory but Tripwire wasn't so sure.  He had never really looked impressive in any of
his victories.
     The gong sounded and the warrior Hummingbird literally flew into action.
Tripwire slapped his palm into his face as he watched the scimitar of the striker
absolutely destroy Arioch in quick fashion.  In under a minute the striker had thrown
8 critically nasty attacks, twisting and turning, slipping parries and cutting with
awesome power while Arioch just stood there trying to use his shield to absorb the
blows.  The attacks had nearly driven the desperate Wall of Steel to his knees before
Tripwire shook his head and turned away from the massacre.
     The announcer's voice yelled out as the fight was over quickly, "And the winner
and NEW Duelmaster!  Arioch!!"  Stunned, the psionic turned and looked out over the
sands and sure enough Arioch was standing over an angry Hummingbird who was cradling
a broken left arm, a shattered scimitar littering the sands at his feet.  The bloody
Arioch didn't even know where he was after the beating so just stood there as his
name was called out.
     "At least there was a Of Wolf and Man Duelmaster."  Tripwire thought.  With this
team that was something to brag about for sure.  Now on to deciding how the heck he
was going to hold on?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SHADOWSPIRE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for CLAN LONGBEARD, whose 3-2-0 this turn dropped them 
by 5 into 8th.  Ha!  SUPERIOR FORCES NT turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 7th place rank 
in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, 
I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, NEVERQUEST, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
FAN ZHEN win a fight and gain 28 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HEINRIK beat A.E. 
HOUSMAN and A.E. HOUSMAN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like 
SHADOWSPIRE has some guts at least, ARIOCH the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most-challenged warrior.  YEAR OF THE CAT challenged SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster for a 
shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as YEAR OF THE CAT 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SUPERIOR FORCES NT, I suppose you'll be glad to know 
you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  
And it looks like DRAGONBANE GUILD avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of 
would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on 
this one, but HUGH CAPET has challenged up by 27 in an attempt against AUGUST.  But 
here's a pretty tale--HUGH CAPET did lose the fight, but gained 3 worth of 
recognition.  Some long shots can pay off, I guess.  Looks like time for laurels or 
hemlock, LOW AND AWAY was challenged by KID CHARLEMAGNE, who was ranked 37 points 
below him.  And sure, KID CHARLEMAGNE lost alright, but gained 10 recognition for his 
pains.  And pains they may indeed be!  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into 
one, JUSTICE THOMAS challenged up 27 to take on KISS MY GRITS of OTTO'S DINER.  Not 
that I'm surprised or anything, but JUSTICE THOMAS was beat by KISS MY GRITS, leaving 
the latter lower for recognition points.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  CHIMERA, a glorious 
11-18-1 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad MONSTER MANUAL.  The bigger they are, 
as they say.  And what I say is that FAN ZHEN had better watch out for MONSTER 
MANUAL, seeing as CHIMERA felled he this turn.  We're all going to die in the end, so 
why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in SHADOWSPIRE to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765          26  22  0   114       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117          13  13  0   119       THE RED BLADES (88)
-TITUS 1031                   18  11  3   114       WARMASTERS (15)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912         22  16  0   111       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LOW AND AWAY 1060            22   4  0   111       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          13   6  1   108       THE RED BLADES (88)
 AUGUST 1212                  12   5  1   107       SUMMERBORN (104)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           22  21  0   106       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HUMMINGBIRD 1213             13   4  0   105       SUMMERBORN (104)
 W.S. GILBERT 995             16  17  3   102       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            19   9  0    99       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BOOK MARK 1058               13  12  0    97       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-LIBERIUS 824                 23  21  3    93       WARMASTERS (15)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            19  35  0    92       FURRY FURY (25)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTIN 1005                   17  13  0    90       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ARIOCH 996                   20  13  2    89       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 AVERAGE JOE 887              23  17  0    86       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HEAD BAND 1056               15  11  2    85       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 12   6  0    85       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-GREGORR 865                  21  19  1    83       WARMASTERS (15)
 CARIEC TOM 984               16  18  1    82       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193          9  10  1    82       THE RED BLADES (88)
 HUGH CAPET 690               17  22  2    81       DARQUE AGES (29)
 XORN 1015                    17  12  0    80       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903             14  11  0    80       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            19  17  0    74       DARQUE AGES (29)
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194          11   8  0    74       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            10   7  0    73       SUMMERBORN (104)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         10   6  0    73       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 D'VINN 1165                   9   2  0    73       NEVERQUEST (97)
 AVERROES 853                 13  10  1    67       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERSERKER 1047               10  17  2    66       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CTUCHIK 1242                  9   6  1    66       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             17  13  0    64       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ELILAD 1055                  10   4  0    62       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 GOULASH 1215                 10   8  0    61       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 NYDERAWYN 1046                9   6  0    61       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 FIMNAR 1053                  15  14  1    60       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-VIRIDIO 1145                 11  12  0    60       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229          9   4  0    59       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             12   6  0    57       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MUSSE PIGG 1259               7   3  0    57       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        10   3  0    56       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                 5   2  1    56       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LIMP IN 1057                 14  12  0    54       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         12  15  0    54       FURRY FURY (25)
 ROSALITA 1198                 7  11  0    54       JUNGLELAND (103)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              10   8  0    53       JUNGLELAND (103)
 HEINRIK 1257                  7   6  1    53       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MACKAPACKA 1218               4   9  0    49       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 GROBBULUS 1140               12  12  0    48       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 VACA 1210                    10   7  0    48       SUMMERBORN (104)
 LARITON 1236                 10   6  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-VOLAX STEELBORN 1100          9   6  0    45       NEVERQUEST (97)
 LIGDISH BANG 983              9  11  0    43       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 LILLEKATT 1217                7   6  0    43       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 ZEVRAN 1258                   7   5  0    40       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BRIARSMILE 944                8  14  1    39       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 FIPPY DARKPAW 1099            8   8  1    39       NEVERQUEST (97)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         7  17  0    38       FURRY FURY (25)
 BRAND 1189                    8  12  0    36       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ELTHOR 1237                   9   7  0    34       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252            9   5  0    34       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NARYAK 1296                   5   2  1    33       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GORBY BUGMUNCHER 1097         7   9  0    32       NEVERQUEST (97)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306             3   2  0    32       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SCRAWNIE RONNIE 1285          5   3  1    31       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 CONSECTOR 1308                2   2  0    31       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 BROWN BETTY 1233              6  10  0    28       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SUPERIORBANE 1226             6   7  0    28       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 LUGHNASSADH 1330              3   0  0    28       SUMMERBORN (104)
-CICERO 1266                   4   4  0    27       WARMASTERS (15)
 WALLI 1219                    5   8  0    26       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 3   1  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JEHGAN 1295                   5   2  0    24       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         4   5  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IGLPIGL 1261                  4   5  1    23       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262           4   6  0    18       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SAM ADAMS 1275                4   4  0    18       BEER (108)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294           4   3  0    17       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MILLER 1276                   4   4  0    16       BEER (108)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          3   1  0    16       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          3   1  0    16       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 PRONATE 1320                  3   1  0    15       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 PINK BUNNY 1300               3   3  0    15       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-RENA 1269                     3   2  0    14       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 SUPERIEEE BEASTIE 1284        3   3  0    14       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CHOP SUEY 1338                1   0  0    14       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-ZAMZALIN 1272                 3   2  0    13       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 INVISINOBLE 1327              2   0  0    12       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           1   9  0    12       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MAGIC RAT 1317                2   3  0    11       JUNGLELAND (103)
-SERAH 1303                    2   1  0    10       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           1   0  0    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PIT FIEND 1344                1   0  0    10       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FLOPPY LONGEARS 1328          1   2  0     9       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APIS FREMO 1310               2   2  0     8       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 MR BUNN 1299                  1   5  0     8       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 SMACKY BUNNY 1298             1   5  0     8       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 BUDWEISER 1304                1   4  0     7       BEER (108)
 BUSCH 1305                    1   4  0     7       BEER (108)
 NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             1   1  0     5       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        1   0  0     5       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JUSTICE THOMAS 1326           1   1  0     5       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 DDT 1325                      1   1  0     4       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-FELIX 1307                    0   2  0     4       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 PLUMBEUS 1343                 0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 PROTOMPRPHUS 1342             0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              0   1  0     1       THE MONSANTIS (112)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BRUTUS 1311             1  3 1 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    SPYMASTER              89  NONE
GUINNESS 1277           2  2 0 BEER 108             HEINRIK 1257           85  NOT REVENGED
FLOP SHOT 1059         13  9 2 CAPITAL CARTEL 93    TITUS 1031             85  NOT REVENGED
YRUF 321               10  8 0 DAGGERS DEEP 55      W.S. GILBERT 995       85  NOT REVENGED
SHY SKUNK 1133         13  9 0 FURRY FURY 25        FIMNAR 1053            86   
KOUTETSU-VSAGI 1297     0  6 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    SPYMASTER              89  NONE
STABBY BUNNY 1301       1  2 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    BRUTUS 1311            86  REVENGED
GYPSY BIKER 1345        0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       SHEWISH GIANT          89  NONE
CHIMERA 1006           11 19 1 MONSTER MANUAL 87    FAN ZHEN 1288          89   
HOLLY WINDSTALKE 1164   5  6 1 NEVERQUEST 97        BLACK ORC              89  NONE
DUD 1339                0  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      BLACK ORC              89  NONE
DRAGON 1329             0  3 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    HIGH ELF               89  NONE
MOUNTAIN DAN 1286       1  4 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    HOLLY WINDSTALKE 1164  86  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

How long will it last?  Will I stay here for ever?  Again minced by a youngster...
What could I do? -- Year of The Cat

I knew that.  Agent is using some undercover guys to pay the warriors of the decent
honest fair-play managers.  I would like one turn without one of my guys handing a
victory to the Cartel. -- Le Pentarque

WTG Arioch -- I don't believe we have had many WSs on the throne.  Good work. --
Grimm

Well, I can't fall out of the CCs thank god, because I know Grimm was requesting me
for night fighting. -- Ornery

Eliad -- That maniac Woodstock and I were working on that tactic.  Time to get after-
burners on my doghouse. -- Snoopy

Well, the new recruits won't arrive until next turn, I bet, I am trying to get faster
mail, just doesn't happen. -- Grimm

Dragon -- Did you feel that slow tapping on your leg?  That was me. -- DDT

Budweiser -- Yeeesh.  Thanks for pouring out the skills when I popped you open. --
Notaxestexas

Smacky Bunny -- I know you hate me.  Momma always said "let 'em play; they wear
themselves out." -- Justice Bunny Smacker Thomas

Convicted Thief -- Ed?  -- Invisnoble

Hummingbird -- That was a lesson, I guess.  A painful one, but a lesson nontheless.
-- Arioch

Busch -- Interesting fight, look forward to meeting you again in the future. --
Shaviola

Brown Betty -- Really?  I was shocked I swung first. -- Lariton

Briarsmile -- Hmm, that desperation tactic seemed to work nicely. -- Grobbulus

Chupucasuperior -- Bah!  You shouldn't get to learn that much when you do that! --
Zevran

Midnight -- Boy you sure like to party and you sure know how to crash one too.  I was
supposed to win that one did you not read the note I slipped into your robe? -- Brand

Lord Protector Spirewolf -- Thanks for the sparring lessons, I will put the new
skills to use. -- Duchess of Erat

Goulash -- I almost had ya, I will have to remember to breathe after I have won next
time. -- Ctuchik

Cicero -- Well, now doesn't that just suck. -- Scrawnie Ronnie

DDT -- You're a slippery one, ain't ya gus. -- Dragon

The Monsantis -- Welcome to you and your band of gladiators with the names I do not
understand.  What is the name of your manager. -- Gentleben, manager of Unholy
Knights
P.S.  Nice 4-1 turn with the one being a DA.
P.P.S.  You do know you are allowed to lose a fight or two, just a thought.

Arioch -- Congrats on the throne. -- Unholy Knights

Limp In -- Talent, schmalent.  It's all about the benzos. (wink) -- Outlaw Pete

Ligdish Bang -- More ligdish than bang, eh?  Hope your stablemates aren't gonna give
you a hard time losing to a rosa lita. -- Rosalita

Nyderawyn -- You've got to be more patient if you want to see some tricks. -- Magic
Rat

The Superior Cat -- Welcome back!  Didn't know you would return or else I would have
avoided you. -- Bobby Jean

Ligdish Bang "the manly" -- Perhaps the outcome will be different the next time we
meet on the sands.  Till then, your drinks are on me. -- Pink Bunny

Jehgan -- Are you familiar with rabbits' breeding habbits... -- Smacky Bunny

Miller -- What does it take to actually hurt you??? -- Floppy Longears

D'Vinn -- Arghhhh!  Kill one skunk and I start stinking up the place.  Where is the
tomato juice!?! -- Fimnar

Fippy Darkpaw -- Thought I would be an easy win huh?  <chuckle> -- Elthor

Gorby Bugmuncher -- Hope the studying and bed rest did you some good. -- Heinrik

Iglpigl -- And I thought my name was bad. -- Naryak

Apis Fremo -- Went for the kill a little quick, didn't ya? -- Jehgan

The word is you guys want a hand-written spy report, not the golems, when you hit
your one hundredth turn.  And "Why not?" is what I say.  Looks like I might be doing
it, though you can request someone else if you csn't stand the thought.

But what I'm getting to is, what would you like in your spy report?  Something on the
order of the current reports written on the Isle, or a pull-out-the-stops special
deal, tailored just for you?  Personal and team feuds noted, maybe?  Comments on the
habits and abilities of the gladiators on the sands?  What about down-challenges?
The golems always speak of that with disapproval, but it's a legal, vaild technique,
so how do you want that handled in your spy report?

And what about manager names?  I'd be glad to refer to managers by name, if I know
the names.  I've been studying on that, but there are still a couple of gapes in my
list:  Who manages Team Sludge?  The rest (as of last turn), I think I've got.

Let me know what you want.  I'll be reading the personals with close attention from
now till then. -- Larkin, Roving Spy Reporter
P.S.  Or would it sound better to call myself Spy Reporter at Large?

Chimera--
     Old Chimera was fantastical,
     A half step away from heretical,
        He'd plea to his gods,
        "If you are, why the wounds?
     All the help I need now, is medical."
--A.E. Housman

Arioch -- Congrats, DM! -- The Red Blades

Blue Marble -- Even better than expected.  Was that a new weapon choice? -- Regina
Spectre

Gregorr -- I've been hoping to see that.  Thanks for all the skills, old man. --
Serafin

Viridio -- As usual, it was a pleasure to see you. -- K.C.

Grits -- Smooch, smooch. -- S. Tor

Avg. Joe -- Very nice.  None of those shenanigans you pulled with Serafin. -- Selena

The Monsantis -- Welcome to Shadowspire! -- Bill the Bard and The Red Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOLLY WINDSTALKER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KOUTETSU-VSAGI was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DRAGON was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BRUTUS was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DUD was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
GYPSY BIKER was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ORNERY OCELOT was devastated by HUMMINGBIRD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
YEAR OF THE CAT overpowered ARIOCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title struggle.
SERAFIN GAWAIN devastated ETTIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
HUGH CAPET was overcome by AUGUST in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
KID CHARLEMAGNE lost to LOW AND AWAY in a popular 6 minute Challenge duel.
AZAGHAL won victory over REGINA SPECTRE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
FIMNAR was narrowly defeated by MIDNIGHT SUN in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.
DUCHESS OF ERAT beat GOULASH in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BRIARSMILE was demolished by CHUPUCASUPERIOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HEINRIK devastated A.E. HOUSMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LIGDISH BANG bested ELTHOR in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
MACKAPACKA was handily defeated by D'VINN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
OUTLAW PETE unbelievably bested SINISTER SNOOPY in a 13 minute Challenge bout.
BOBBY JEAN unbelievably bested LILLEKATT in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fray.
MUSSE PIGG devastated BRAND in a popular 4 minute brutal mismatched Challenge brawl.
BERSERKER demolished BLUE MARBLE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
CTUCHIK overpowered VACA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
CLASSIC NAPALM was overpowered by FIPPY DARKPAW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CYRIL WYRMSLAYER was luckily beaten by GORBY BUGMUNCHER in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
BROWN BETTY was vanquished by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
SHILLELAGH TOR was defeated by SUPERIORBANE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
NARYAK overpowered PINK BUNNY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WALLI narrowly defeated MILLER in a dull 5 minute Challenge fight.
JUSTICE THOMAS was outlasted by KISS MY GRITS in a 20 minute Challenge bout.
PRONATE won victory over VIRGINIA WOOLF in a popular 1 minute Challenge fray.
INVISINOBLE overcame BUDWEISER in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
SHAVIOLA vanquished APIS FREMO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ONYB ENGLVAR was vanquished by W.S. GILBERT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ATTILA KEENBLADE overpowered CARIEC TOM in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
SELENA SPECTRE beat AVERAGE JOE in a 2 minute bout.
EVELYN WAUGH overcame XORN in a 6 minute gruesome master's match.
PHILIP K. DICK luckily beat HEAD BAND in a exciting 6 minute veteran's struggle.
MARTIN LUTHER was overpowered by BOOK MARK in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
AVERROES savagely defeated LARITON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal match.
GROBBULUS was unbelievably bested by THE SUPERIOR CAT in a 5 minute bout.
ROSALITA savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
MADDENED MEERKAT was demolished by NYDERAWYN in a 1 minute uneven competition.
CHIMERA was executed by FAN ZHEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIMP IN was vanquished by ELILAD in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
CONSECTOR viciously subdued SUPERIEEE BEASTIE in a popular 10 minute bloody conflict.
JEHGAN beat MR BUNN in a 3 minute competition.
IGLPIGL handily defeated SMACKY BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SCRAWNIE RONNIE overpowered MAGIC RAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SAM ADAMS luckily beat NOTAXESTEXAS in a 2 minute duel.
ZOG CORNERSTONE beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's bout.
BUSCH was defeated by FLOPPY LONGEARS in a 1 minute beginner's competition.
DDT was demolished by CHOP SUEY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LIAM O'SUPERIOR was beaten by LUGHNASSADH in a 1 minute gory novice's battle.
LIFE PATENT was overpowered by CHARLES MARTEL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JAGER VON DRACHEN overcame PLUMBEUS in a 2 minute amateur's match.
PROTOMPRPHUS was demolished by PIT FIEND in a 1 minute mismatched battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  18         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  38 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         STRIKING ATTACK  107 -  97 -  4      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  38 -  3      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       76 -  78 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  51 -  1      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        48 -  51 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  33 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    78 -  99 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  37 -  1      36  |

Turn  89 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       5 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        7 -  8         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  9     AIMED BLOW         4 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     9 -  9     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       YEAR OF THE CAT 765        26  22  0  114 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
STRIKING ATTACK  ATTILA KEENBLADE 912       22  16  0  111 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
TOTAL PARRY      LOW AND AWAY 1060          22   4  0  111 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
LUNGING ATTACK   SELENA SPECTRE 1192        13   6  1  108 THE RED BLADES (88)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUGUST 1212                12   5  1  107 SUMMERBORN (104)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          19   9  0   99 LITERATE LOONS (40)
BASHING ATTACK   ETTIN 1005                 17  13  0   90 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    ARIOCH 996                 20  13  2   89 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-STRIKE     AVERROES 853               13  10  1   67 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIMNAR 1053                15  14  1   60 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ORNERY OCELOT 144.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HEAD BAND 1056.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIDNIGHT SUN 1211, 
KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193, CONSECTOR 1308, MUSSE PIGG 1259, AVERROES 853, SINISTER SNOOPY 
1069, CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267, ROSALITA 1198, AUGUST 1212, and DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234.

The least popular fighter this week was KISS MY GRITS 1252.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUSTICE THOMAS 1326, OUTLAW PETE 1200, SUPERIEEE BEASTIE 1284, 
XORN 1015, MILLER 1276, WALLI 1219, THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230, PROTOMPRPHUS 1342, LIFE 
PATENT 1340, and LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

YEAR OF THE CAT (81-765) LA PENTARCHIE (11)
ATTILA KEENBLADE (81-912) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

                        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!