DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2014    Duedate: 05/27/2014

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-192

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GORSHOK
SOME KINDA HATE (102)
(81-1159) [17-14-5,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GORSHOK                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SOME KINDA HATE (102)          
(81-1159) [17-14-5,138]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAULIN' OATS                   HENRY MILLER
OTTO'S DINER (96)              LITERATE LOONS (40)
(81-1957) [18-19-1,84]         (81-1846) [17-39-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOME KINDA HATE (102)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         51
2. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        43      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. FURRY FURY (25)             41      Unchartered Team
4. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         23
5. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          22      MAIDENS OF MALICE (149)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MEN OF HONOR (152)         6   4  0 60.0   1/ 2 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    11  4 2
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       547 398 21 57.9   2/ 3 ABOMINATION (146)        10  5 1
 3- 3*THE COMMODORES (150)      14  11  0 56.0   3/ 4 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      10  5 0
 4/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      314 249  9 55.8   4/ 8 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  6 0
 5/ 8 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      33  27  1 55.0   5/ 5 FURRY FURY (25)           8  6 0
 6/ 7 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     83  71 10 53.9   6/ 1 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 0
 7/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    512 441 15 53.7   7/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 1
 8/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)        337 308 14 52.2   8/ 7 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  7 1
 9/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      488 466 17 51.2   9/14 WARMASTERS (15)           7  4 0
10-11 ROGUES DEN (140)          61  59  4 50.8  10/12 ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)    7  8 1
11/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     385 378 14 50.5  11-10*MEN OF HONOR (152)        6  4 0
12/13 WARMASTERS (15)          474 466 35 50.4  12/ 6 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
13/14 FURRY FURY (25)          328 336 20 49.4  13/16 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      5 10 0
14/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      408 478 18 46.0  14/11 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4  8 0
15/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      296 377 12 44.0  15/15 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     4 11 0
16/18 ABOMINATION (146)         25  34  1 42.4  16/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4 11 0
17/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   192 276 14 41.0  17-18*THE COMMODORES (150)      2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/19 ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)    20  38  1 34.5  18-17 ROGUES DEN (140)          1  4 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.

     Ladies and Gentlemen!  Introducing your Duelmaster, the Shadowspire Slasher,
Gorshok!!

     Well well well, looks like Brain Eater was something of a prophet in his last
address to the people of Shadowspire.  He guessed correctly that he would smash a
Cultist (although the odds were admittedly stacked there), but he also predicted my
ascent to the throne in thrilling fashion no less.  It seems Aela's fireblade was no
match for my Scimitar.
     Poor Den, despised by his peers, and now mourning a second death in so many
turns...  I feel for you, I really do.  For a while I was the joke of this stable...
I'd open my locker to find it filled with torches...  It was the pressure of living
up to the hype that surrounded my teammates...  I'd make foolish mistakes and my
record shows it all too well...
     But at some point I stopped making mistakes, you, my friend, continue to make
them.  We told that Kid that we were true sons of the Dark Federation...  We told him
that we shall never stay our hands when the time for the killing blow approaches.
Was Mynock's death not lesson enough for you?  Some have called me "the Professor"
and as long as you keep sending hapless souls to face me I'll teach the lesson.
     --Gorshok

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  Former top team CULT OF BACCHUS 
was unseated this week as SOME KINDA HATE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at MONSTER MANUAL's 
guildhouse after a 2-3-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 12th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week WARMASTERS went 3-2-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes 
note the 4-1-1 record which WICKED MARTYRS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt 
that such a record will draw challengers!  YORKE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DRIZKILL and was awarded 28 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, YORKE put down DRIZKILL, 
causing him to lose 34 points of recognition in the process.  This time out THE 
SEAMSTRESS made hers bid for the throne as she Bloodfeuded GORSHOK in an all out 
contest of skill for possession of the title!  Although THE SEAMSTRESS made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious GORSHOK.  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in SHADOWSPIRE seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SHADOWSPIRE "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!  SHADOWSPIRE, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is OTTO'S DINER, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed 
to find any of DRAGONBANE GUILD last week.  Busy avoiding OTTO'S DINER?  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after DEVOEAUX.  Watch your back!  APYKO must really be harboring a grudge 
against the OF WOLF AND MAN guild!  Merciless, 21 challenged down VEGATRON points 
this week to duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon VEGATRON and 
predictably he was defeated by APYKO.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire 
guild!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of MARBARITA who this week posted 
a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I thought MARBARITA 
showed great skill and promise when she beat 29 PALMS.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  HUMBLE PIE has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
victory!  I must report the passing of KAESORIO, veteran of many duels.  4-7-1 final 
record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  The warrior's path is 
harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week JIM TULLY, at 
3-6-1, departed SHADOWSPIRE forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in SHADOWSPIRE 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                  
 GORSHOK 1159                 17  14  5   138       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURIO 5 1998                 16  12  1   107       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BEAR NAKED 2052              14   7  1   106       FURRY FURY (25)
 YORKE 2085                   14   5  0   102       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RAMIRUS 1935                 25  15  1    98       WARMASTERS (15)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923         22  22  2    97       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986           14  31  0    96       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PRAWN STAR 2149               9   3  0    93       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HENRY MILLER 1846            17  39  1    91       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMSTONES 1937              17  23  0    89       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HAULIN' OATS 1957            18  19  1    84       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014           11  15  1    83       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DRIZKILL 2012                16   9  0    79       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BRINDLE BADGER 2004          19   8  0    76       FURRY FURY (25)
 VILMAR 2105                  11   6  0    72       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DEVOEAUX 2049                10  12  0    72       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-NIGHTLEAF 2008               15   8  2    68       ROGUES DEN (140)
 CHAKOR 1840                  12  12  0    68       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 OSIRUS 2016                  14  12  0    67       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEORDIN 1980                 17  14  0    65       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089            13   5  0    64       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MICKEY SLIM 2144             10   2  0    62       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 THELONIUS 2174                6   2  0    61       WARMASTERS (15)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMBLE PIE 2061              10  11  1    56       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145       8   4  1    56       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 FUSIBLE 2117                  8   6  0    56       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BLINK DOG 2066                9  12  0    54       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RING LARDNER 2183             5   3  0    50       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GERTRUDE STEIN 2127           9   4  1    48       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 AXEL VON SPIRE 2068           8  12  1    48       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MCGREGOR 2013                10  16  1    47       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-GARBAGE TRUCK 1994           11  13  0    46       ROGUES DEN (140)
 LIME RICKEY 2147              5   7  0    44       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-RASK 2170                     4   3  0    44       ROGUES DEN (140)
 BAD ROLL-UPS 2130             5   6  0    41       ABOMINATION (146)
 MARBARITA 2146                6   6  0    40       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072            8  11  0    35       FURRY FURY (25)
 SON OF SEITAN 2180            5   3  1    35       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMINID 2195                  4   1  0    35       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132          7   5  0    33       ABOMINATION (146)
 LIZZIE 2118                   6   7  0    32       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 KHEIR 2137                    6   6  1    30       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 LOST LETTER 2188              6   1  0    29       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 APYKO 2136                    6   6  0    28       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 GERON 2139                    4   8  0    27       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 MANDOLINE 2202                4   2  0    27       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TUVEK 2171                    5   4  0    26       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152           4   6  0    26       FURRY FURY (25)
 SLIM CHANCE 2157              6   4  1    25       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 OBAMACARE 2134                5   7  0    24       ABOMINATION (146)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGRIPPA 2161                  5   5  1    23       WARMASTERS (15)
-THE GIPPER 2219               2   0  0    23       MEN OF HONOR (152)
 DOTAR SOJAT 2168              6   4  0    22       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-RED CLAY CLOD 2197            3   2  0    21       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ABRAHAZJAMA 2217              2   2  0    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-THE DUKE 2222                 2   0  0    21       MEN OF HONOR (152)
 29 PALMS 2156                 4   7  1    20       ABOMINATION (146)
-CHURCHILL 2220                2   0  0    19       MEN OF HONOR (152)
 POUDREUX 2187                 5   2  0    17       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SKILORD 2186                  2   5  0    17       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-ROPE BURN 2189                3   2  0    16       ROGUES DEN (140)
 KETOS 2138                    2  10  0    16       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 DISPATER 2204                 3   3  0    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227          3   0  0    14       ABOMINATION (146)
 KONSTANTIN 2190               2   5  0    14       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DR. CHUD 2206                 3   2  0    13       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-SMITHORE PIRATE 2196          3   2  0    12       THE COMMODORES (150)
 CASSELLIOUS 2215              3   2  0    12       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-UGLY JOHN 2194                3   2  0    11       THE COMMODORES (150)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225            2   0  0    11       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CALIGULA 2233                 1   1  0    11       WARMASTERS (15)
 WRAITH 2203                   2   4  0    10       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234         1   0  0     8       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-LORD BRITISH 2198             1   4  0     7       THE COMMODORES (150)
 CPT MURICA 2223               1   3  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224          1   3  0     6       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SISYPHUS 2216                 1   3  0     6       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 VEGATRON 2205                 0   6  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DIRE PATIENCE 2232            0   2  0     3       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-GHANDI 2221                   0   2  0     2       MEN OF HONOR (152)
-JFK 2218                      0   2  0     2       MEN OF HONOR (152)
 MAD SCIENTIST 2230            0   2  0     2       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-JOSEFA JALAPENO 2228          0   1  0     1       ROGUES DEN (140)
 BRINK 2235                    0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237              0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MOUSA 2140              1  5 0 ANTHROPOS KRATOS 147 AGRIPPA 2161          188  NOT REVENGED
AELA FIREBLADE 975     15 29 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 GORSHOK 1159          191   
MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006  14 12 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 GORSHOK 1159          190   
NOPE 2236               0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BANDIT PRINCE         192  NONE
STALKER COONE 2114      2 12 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 29 PALMS 2156         191   
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           HUMBLE PIE 2061       192  NONE
CLOSE 2238              0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        HIGH ELF              192  NONE
JIM TULLY 2173          3  6 1 LITERATE LOONS 40    KHEIR 2137            192   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FLEUR DU MAL 2059      10  7 1 ME CUT YOUR HEAD 144 BEAR NAKED 2052       188  NOT REVENGED
REXILIA 2075            7  8 0 ROGUES DEN 140       GERTRUDE STEIN 2127   189   
KAESORIO 2148           4  7 1 WARMASTERS 15        DIRTY WHITE MOTH 2145 192   
INCREDIBLE HULK 2143    4  5 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   JIM TULLY 2173        189  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tuvek -- That was... quick. -- Dr. Chud

Grimstones -- A valiant attempt to unseat the Duelmaster. I'm going to miss the
fights now that the comission has sent me into early retirement.  Goshok's dance card
looks to be full of outcasts at the momment but you should try him. -- Brain Eater,
Man of Leisure

Furio -- I know I'm awesome, you don't need to keep telling me that.  As for those
scimitars I heard Vanek made a deal with a local smith to sell inferior weapons...
Mordraith always imports all our weapons from our own smithy in Jhans. Maybe I can
broker a deal for you to get a new set since I find myself with plenty of free time
these days... --Brain Eater

Men of Honor -- Nice start with that 6-4. -- Mordraith

Some Kinda Pate -- Just noticed you, and we're all Flattered. -- Some Kinda Hate

Den -- If you intend to kill off your whole team the Gladiatorial Comission prefers
you use the Dark Arena.  I on the other hand wouldn't mind seeing how high that Kill
total will get, so feel free... -- Mordraith, SKH

     Nah, if he wants to kill 'em in regular fights, WE don't mind.  The fans like
     it. -- Arenamaster Rinvar

All -- Check your head. -- Mr. Brain Smasher

Human Centipede -- If I keep under achieving like this I might end up with 5 kills
and the DM spot...  A girl can dream... -- Lizzie

TURNION :   CHASE still on top
__CHASE : 8-4-0
__DMOB  : 9-7-0
__PAGAN : 2-8-0

BLOODFEUDS:  Three rounds of BF challenges and I never get through. -- APYKO

AGRIPPA -- I'm STILL looking to kill you. -- APYKO

CPT MURICA --  With Tremendous damage... I expect to get more infirmary deaths.  Want
to try again? -- APYKO

Son Of Seitan -- I'm unorthodox, but it's going to work out just fine. -- GERON

The top 3 warriors of Shadowspire are all Slashers!  I may be able to claim to have 2
of the 3, but damn, 5 kills, Gorshok?  Slow down, big guy! -- DeGotti

Prawn Star -- I wonder if you might have jumped a bit too high after that knife
demonstration you last turn? -- Beordin

Gnometradamus predicts.... Darque Ages will return and Hombre will enter another team
in Shadowspire at some point!

Otto's Diner -- Your silence regarding your intentions toward Kaesorio this last turn
left me guessing whether you'd send another massive down challenge my way or return
the favor I extended to you previously and end the bloodfeud early.  I decided to
play it safe and sent Ramirus after Haulin Oats in an attempt to prevent another
bloodfeud challenge.  I guess I'll never know if you intentionally held Haulin Oats
back or if my avoid and/or challenge simply worked.  Either way, Kaesorio is glad he
didn't have to face your man again. -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Mordraith -- I didn't realize that you moonlighted as a comedian.  That's cute. --
Vanek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUMBLE PIE viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOPE was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CLOSE was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE SEAMSTRESS lost to GORSHOK in a popular 3 minute master's Bloodfeud Title brawl.
BEAR NAKED narrowly defeated PRAWN STAR in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BRINDLE BADGER outwaited BLAGO GRUNGE in a dull 20 minute Challenge brawl.
RAMIRUS narrowly defeated HENRY MILLER in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
HAULIN' OATS defeated DEVOEAUX in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge melee.
EYE OF THE DEEP unbelievably bested GRIMSTONES in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
THELONIUS overpowered BAD ROLL-UPS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AXEL VON SPIRE handily defeated SLIM CHANCE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER murdered KAESORIO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
AGRIPPA was handily defeated by LIME RICKEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MARBARITA demolished 29 PALMS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
APYKO overcame VEGATRON in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
MORDECAI MOUSE defeated DOTAR SOJAT in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
SISYPHUS was outwaited by POUDREUX in a dull 14 minute Challenge duel.
MAD SCIENTIST was overpowered by CALIGULA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SOME KINDA PATE was devastated by GERON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DRIZKILL was overpowered by YORKE in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
FURIO 5 handily defeated OSIRUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
BEORDIN was overpowered by PSEUDO DRAGON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VILMAR overpowered GERTRUDE STEIN in a 1 minute uneven fray.
CHAKOR overcame BLINK DOG in a exciting 1 minute veteran's contest.
MCGREGOR was overpowered by FUSIBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RING LARDNER was beaten by MICKEY SLIM in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DRY MOUTH MAX defeated SKILORD in a 1 minute bout.
ABRAHAZJAMA was subdued by HUMAN CENTIPEDE in a 2 minute novice vs. expert melee.
LOST LETTER overcame DISPATER in a action packed 4 minute brutal bout.
SON OF SEITAN overcame KONSTANTIN in a exciting 1 minute duel.
OBAMACARE defeated KETOS in a action packed 1 minute fight.
TUVEK overcame DR. CHUD in a 2 minute brutal fight.
JIM TULLY was killed by KHEIR in a 1 minute fight.
LIZZIE overpowered WRAITH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MANDOLINE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CPT MURICA was unbelievably bested by CASSELLIOUS in a 3 minute novice's duel.
GNOMETRADAMUS demolished DAVE LEBEIS in a dull 6 minute gory one-sided struggle.
POLITELKOREKNES luckily beat DIRE PATIENCE in a exciting 5 minute amateur's match.
BRINK was viciously subdued by MR BRAIN SMASHER in a 6 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       54 -  37 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  36 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  49 -  3      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        55 -  48 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-STRIKE      28 -  26 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   69 -  72 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  27 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  75 -  6      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  35 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  35 -  1      40  |

Turn 192 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GORSHOK 1159               17  14  5  138 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
PARRY-STRIKE     BEAR NAKED 2052            14   7  1  106 FURRY FURY (25)
AIMED BLOW       YORKE 2085                 14   5  0  102 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
WALL OF STEEL    RAMIRUS 1935               25  15  1   98 WARMASTERS (15)
TOTAL PARRY      BRINDLE BADGER 2004        19   8  0   76 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OSIRUS 2016                14  12  0   67 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
LUNGING ATTACK   MICKEY SLIM 2144           10   2  0   62 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
STRIKING ATTACK  THELONIUS 2174              6   2  0   61 WARMASTERS (15)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAULIN' OATS 1957.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HENRY MILLER 1846.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR BRAIN 
SMASHER 2234, GRIMSTONES 1937, DISPATER 2204, CPT MURICA 2223, DIRE PATIENCE 2232, 
GORSHOK 1159, RAMIRUS 1935, BEAR NAKED 2052, MORDECAI MOUSE 2152, and TUVEK 2171.

The least popular fighter this week was BRINDLE BADGER 2004.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLAGO GRUNGE 2089, POUDREUX 2187, SISYPHUS 2216, DAVE LEBEIS 
2237, GNOMETRADAMUS 2225, BRINK 2235, POLITELKOREKNES 2227, WRAITH 2203, DR. CHUD 
2206, and SKILORD 2186.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RAMIRUS (81-1935) WARMASTERS (15)
EYE OF THE DEEP (81-1923) MONSTER MANUAL (87)

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 
tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 
yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!