DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2015    Duedate: 06/23/2015

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-220

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TROG
WAR MACHINE (26)
(81-466) [20-18-1,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TROG                           DOCTOR J
WAR MACHINE (26)               NBA LEGENDS (156)
(81-466) [20-18-1,141]         (81-2385) [4-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TROG                           CERYOSHE
WAR MACHINE (26)               PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-466) [20-18-1,141]         (81-2347) [7-5-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOME KINDA HATE (102)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (85)        75
2. ROGUES DEN (140)            60      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       52      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE AGES (29)            50
5. FURRY FURY (25)             48      NBA LEGENDS (156)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       613 467 22 56.8   1/ 2 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    11  4 2
 2/ 1*NBA LEGENDS (156)         17  13  2 56.7   2/12 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      9  6 3
 3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      387 303 11 56.1   3/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 4/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    593 499 17 54.3   4/ 4 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
 5/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         465 395 18 54.1   5/16 FURRY FURY (25)           9  6 0
 6/ 5 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    150 128 16 54.0   6/ 8 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      9  6 0
 7/ 0 ROGUES DEN (140)          66  59  4 52.8   7/ 6 PRAY THE GODS (155)       9  6 0
 8/ 8 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     105  94  5 52.8   8/14 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  6 1
 9/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          562 517 39 52.1   9/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 0
10/10 OTTO'S DINER (96)        402 377 18 51.6  10/ 1*NBA LEGENDS (156)         8  7 2
11/ 4 EINHERJAR (157)           31  31  1 50.0  11/ 7 THE COMMODORES (150)      8  7 1
12/11 FURRY FURY (25)          349 361 20 49.2  12/11 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 0
13/12 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   164 179  5 47.8  13/10 INEBRIATION (27)          6  9 1
14/13 PRAY THE GODS (155)       30  34  3 46.9  14/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)         6  9 0
15/14 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     133 157  5 45.9  15/ 9 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 0
16/16 THE COMMODORES (150)      74  91  2 44.8  16/ 0 ROGUES DEN (140)          5  0 0
17/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      362 446 14 44.8  17/18 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      5  5 1
18/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   259 347 20 42.7  18/17 WAR MACHINE (26)          5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     103 151  6 40.6  19/21*DOOM BRIGADE (158)        4  6 0
20/19*DOOM BRIGADE (158)         4   6  0 40.0  20/19 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    4 10 0
21/20 WAR MACHINE (26)          89 148 10 37.6  21/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       4 10 0
22/21 INEBRIATION (27)          50 112  6 30.9  22/20 EINHERJAR (157)           3 12 0
23/ 0*BONE MUNCHERS (159)        5  16  0 23.8  23/ 0*BONE MUNCHERS (159)       2  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  SYP Special Report

Well, what do you know, it's an SYP Special Report!  We have not written one for a 
while, so we thought the perfect re-introduction to Shadowspire would be our most 
controversial topic:  Best Warriors by Style!

Arguments are sure to ensue and we welcome your comments, derision, and emotional 
charged cries that will be dismissed and mocked.  If you want fair and balanced, start 
your own newspaper!  Our method is fool-proof!  You win more than your competitors and 
you make the nice list.  You lose and you get slapped on the naughty one, which may 
debut in the cycles to come!

Happy Dueling!

Now onto the best warriors that Shadowspire has sent to the Isle and immortality.

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Warrior (ID) - Team Name - Record (Win %)

AIMED BLOWS
Yorke (81-2085) of Clan Longbeard 18-6-0 (75.00%)
Prawn Star (81-2149) of Otto's Diner 15-5-0 (75.00%)
Juiblex (81-2274) of Monster Manual 15-5-0 (75.00%)

BASHERS
Mollusquome (81-1629) of La Pentarchie 21-8-2 (72.41%)
Five (81-1572) of La Pentarchie 19-9-1 (67.86%)
Mouse of Pain (81-206) of Rodent Clan 14-9-0 (60.87%)

LUNGERS
Vlad Tepes (81-1979) of Darque Ages 19-6-1 (76.00%)
Gertrude Stein (81-2127) of Literate Loons 19-6-1 (76.00%)
Mickey Slim (81-2144) of Wicked Martyrs 22-7-0 (75.86%)

PARRY LUNGERS
Flor (81-263) of Cult of Bacchus 26-14-0 (65.00%)
Evelyn Waugh (81-1070) of Literate Loons 25-14-1 (64.10%)
Clara (81-666) of House of Hearts 17-11-1 (60.71%)

PARRY RIPOSTES
Lady Oriel (81-1984) of Dragonbane Guild 21-5-0 (80.77%)
Holy Shiitake (81-1433) of Otto's Diner 19-6-0 (76.00%)
Shaviola (81-1322) of Of Wolf and Man 22-7-0 (75.86%)

PARRY STRIIKERS
Vilmar (81-2105) of Clan Longbeard 21-9-1 (70.00%)
Santa Claus (81-1966) of La Pentarchie 18-9-2 (66.67%)
Subprime Rib (81-1567) of Otto's Diner 22-12-1 (64.71%)

SLASHERS
Reddig (81-1838) of Clan Longbeard 22-9-0 (70.97%)
Fan Zhen (81-1288) of Darque Ages 15-7-1 (68.18%)
Drizkill (81-2012) of Cult of Bacchus 21-10-0 (67.74%)

STRIKERS
Hummingbird (81-1213) of Summerborn 16-4-0 (80.00%)
'69 Fairlane Cobra (81-1007) of American Muscle 15-5-1 (75.00%)
Meda (81-854) of Cult of Bacchus 23-8-0 (74.19%)

TOTAL PARRIES
Low and Away (81-1060) of Capital Cartel 23-4-0 (85.19%)
Brain Eater (81-1161) of Some Kinda Hate 22-6-0 (75.57%)
Rat-Loving Cat (81-529) of La Pentarchie 31-9-0 (77.50%)

WALLS OF STEEL
Copernicus (81-163) of Darque Ages 18-2-0 (90.00%)
Anvil Ironfist (81-84) of Dragonbane Guild 22-4-0 (84.62%)
Consortium? (81-77) of La Pentarchie 21-7-0 (75.00%)

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So what did we learn?  Le Pentarque runs too many Bashers?  The top Rippers have an 
extremely high win percentage compared to some of the other styles?
La Pentarchie (5) leads the pack with the most top warriors.  Clan Longbeard (3), Cult 
of Bacchus (3), Darque Ages (3), and Otto's Diner (3) all occupy the number two spot.
Literate Loons (2) and Dragonbane Guild (2) take third place overall.
Next cycle, instead of enjoying tasting the cream that has risen to the top, we will 
scrape the bottom of the proverbial latte cup.  We are going to tackle the worst 
warriors (by record) to graduate from Shadowspire.  We hope to see you here!

                                          Until Next Time,

                                          Phineas Rannulf
                                          SYP Editor

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                             "Requiem for the Wreckless"

     The Kid heaved a deep sigh into the hushed, humid night.  His eyes roved 
aimlessly around the courtyard as he uncrossed and recrossed his legs, restlessly 
shifting his weight in the large bamboo lounge chair.  He kept glancing at the 
scattered chairs and tables, the empty pitchers, glasses, and mugs, and the large 
glass lamps mounted regularly around the inner wall, bathing the area in a soft light.  
With his arm draped in a languid fashion across his knee, Arcane's slender fingers 
wove a pattern in the air that caused a bright gold coin to twirl back and forth 
between them.
     A stout, stern-faced, barrel-chested man padded noiselessly into the courtyard 
via the barracks door and stood a dozen paces away, feet spread and arms crossed.  
Dozens of small scars, thin and whitened with age, mottled his forearms and the back 
of his hands. 
     "Ya gotta show me how to do that trick sometime," Havoc muttered in a gravel 
monotone. 
     The Kid snorted gently; a small smile briefly touched his thin lips.  "Are you 
talking about the coin manipulation, or is this about breaking the news to our 
fighters?"
     Havoc snorted in turn; he sneered and shook his square head in disgust.  "What's 
on yer mind, Kid?  Feelin' guilty?  Feelin' sad?"  He snorted again.  "Save it for the 
troops; I know better!"
     The coin stopped dancing between the Kid's fingers; it caught the flickering 
lamplight and drew Havoc's unwilling eyes for a moment before it disappeared.  He 
blinked and then scowled into the Kid's narrow, expressionless face.
     "I don't know what you want from me," Arcane murmured.  "We paid the fees and 
gave her a good send-off.  We packed up her things and sent them, with her ashes, to 
her family--or at least, the address she gave us in Osksi.  I even threw a little coin 
into her trunk..."  Arcane signed again.  "Then we introduced the new fighters.  What 
more do you want?"
     The muscles in his thick forearms wriggled and twisted as Havoc made a short, 
guttural sound.  Inhaling deeply, he tilted and rolled his head in a brief circle, 
causing the vertebrae in his neck to pop and crack.
     "Ugh!" The Kid frowned.  "You know I hate it when you do that!"
     "Yeah," exhaled Havoc.  "And I hate it when you throw away perfectly good 
gladiators."
     "Hey!" With one fluid movement Arcane stood, his slender frame taught, his eyes 
glowing fierce and hot.  "Challenging Caligula was HER choice, not mine!"
     Havoc lowered his head, glaring up through his bushy eyebrows.  "Ya coulda 
stopped her!"
     "I tried!"
     "HA!"
     The Kid closed the distance between them with a few gliding steps.  His eyes 
shone with a tawdry brilliance, dazzling Havoc for a moment. 
     "I know you don't want to believe me, but it's true," Arcane asserted.  "Her 
logic was solid; I had to allow her to make the challenge."
     Havoc growled in the threatening manner any animal would use when it's scared and 
angry at the same time.  "Logic?  It ain't logic that makes a fighter challenge anyone 
with that much experience!"
     The Kid stared into Havoc's narrowed eyes for a few moments more, then he stepped 
back and turned away.  He began to circulate amongst the tables in the courtyard; he 
walked slowly as he talked--almost as if to himself.
     "I couldn't get away from her logic; I couldn't deny the facts."  The Kid 
shrugged.  "Vanek is a self-righteous, self-justifying jerk, but his type is not 
uncommon in the fight game.  His fighters have lots of experience--but most of that 
experience comes from challenging lower-ranked fighters.  That's why they still 
haven't graduated.  That's why Warmasters has such a high win/loss average."
     Havoc grunted and frowned at the Kid's back.  "So tell me somethin' I DON'T 
know."
     Arcane paused and threw a brief look over his shoulder before resuming his slow, 
purposeless glide through the courtyard.  "Vanek had many veteran fighters to choose 
from when he made his bloodfeud challenge.  He chose his highest-ranked fighter, the 
Duelmaster, in fact."
     "I was there."
     "Well, you saw that fight.  It should have been obvious to you that he was really 
trying to kill Gargantia."  Arcane paused and stared at one of the lamps for a few 
moments before shaking his head and resuming his haphazard wandering.  "We both agreed 
that Vanek would most likely continue to use the Duelmaster so as to assure his hold 
on the throne.  Gargantia's strategy was based on this premise."
     "Then why did she challenge Caligula?" Havoc demanded.
     "A better question would be:  Why didn't Vanek's bloodfeud challenge supercede 
hers?"
     "Okay, okay -- but WHY?  Why challenge up?" Havoc shook his blocky head.  "It 
don't make no sense."
     "If she was going to be bloodfeuded, she wanted to take the offensive.  Why not?"  
Arcane allowed a small smile to drift across his face for a second.  "It was in her 
nature to attack her opponent, not wait to be attacked.  What else did you expect?"
     Havoc stared down at the flagstones as Arcane slowly wound his way back to the 
chair.  He didn't resume his seat; he stood and waited patiently while Havoc 
processed.
     "So--wait a minute.  She was countin' on the Duelmaster to bloodfeud her again?"
     Arcane nodded.  That was what we both expected.  Given Vanek's history and 
habits, it's the logical conclusion."
     "So..." Havoc scratched the top of his scalp and frowned at the Kid.  "I still 
don't get it."
     "We compromised; it's as simple as that."  Arcane half turned away, then paused.  
"If the DM challenged her, she was going to attempt to counter and gain the 
initiative.  Given her damage rating, it would only take one good hit to turn tings 
around."  He shook his head.  "But Gargantia was angry; her blood was up.  Nero's 
death was unplanned and Vanek must have known this, but his response was a bit over 
the top.  So she wanted to try to kill another of his fighters before she went down."
     Havoc chuckled mirthlessly.  "Yeah," he muttered.  "That sounds like her."
     "If," Arcane continued," Vanek made a bloodfeud challenge that turn, it should 
have superceded Gargantia's challenge.  I was counting on that when I agreed to let 
her make her bid for glory."  The Kid shugged and rubbed his hands together.  "If the 
DM had continued the bloodfeud, who knows how it would have worked out?"
     "So ya think Vanek decided to drop it?"
     "I think he was a little unsure of himself," Arcane smirked.  "Gargantia was a 
very decisive, hard-hitting Striker with a good record... and that fight with the DM 
wasn't as overwhelmingly lopsided as the newsletter reported.  I think he decided not 
to push his luck."     
     "Ha!" A broad smile spread across Havoc's face.  "That didn't work out so well 
for him!"
     Arcane waved a hand gracefully in the aid.  "Who knows?  Who cares?" He turned to 
face Havoc fully.  "The important thing now is that we move forward.  We have three 
new fighters; their overviews are solid but none seems particularly impressive.."
     "Ya got that right," growled Havoc.
     "And we're using styles we don't have a lot of experience with," nodded Arcane.
     "So what do we do about that?"     
     "So you concentrate on traning them, and I'll focus on doing some research."  A 
low whistle seemed to emanate from The Kid, and it began to glow in volume.  "There 
are manay managers who have a great deal of maexperience with these styles.  I'll pick 
their brains and read their essays and see what I can come up with."
     "You do that," muttered Havoc as the Kid dissolved into a high-pitched shriek of 
blue-white light.  "Go make yerself useful."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out SHADOWSPIRE to 
see what's new.  Like, NBA LEGENDS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by SOME KINDA HATE!  Way to go SOME KINDA HATE!  I couldn't believe it.  Did 
FURRY FURY really go up by 11?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing 
teeth...  Gross!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but NBA LEGENDS 
really goofed with their 1-4-0.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved 
up 2 after going 5-0-0.  Keep it up, DRAGONBANE GUILD!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster 
must be the most popular guy in all SHADOWSPIRE.  He got the most challenges.  (But 
what about proposals?) Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think TROG 
should let AGRIPPA be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the 
wiseguy that said SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Warty Toad?  
Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  CULT OF BACCHUS was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 387-303-11 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why DRAGONBANE GUILD's been avoiding CULT OF BACCHUS so much?  Or is it just 
that they're too scared?  Ooh!  Did GUY DE CHAULIC really know what he was doing when 
he challenged DJEREE THE DJERK?  A 13-8-1 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I 
don't know what it means.) GUY DE CHAULIC was so studly out there in the sands!  
Beating DJEREE THE DJERK and getting 27 points.  DARQUE AGES must be proud, for sure! 
See if I ever talk to RYK THE DRAGON again!  HOLLOWSOUL was so low when He challenged 
he.  Hhmph!  Is this how BIG LAKE OUTCASTS advances, by having their members (RYK THE 
DRAGON) fight people that are really below them (HOLLOWSOUL)?  People were asking me 
did APSHAI REALLY challenge ASTRID?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded 
good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but ASTRID wants me to write about 
it since she was overcame by APSHAI.  Satisfied?  ALCESTE must not be a good enough 
fighter to get in fair fights.  It challenged DUCK OF DEATH.  15 is a big difference. 
(Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought ALCESTE showed great skill and promise 
when it bested DUCK OF DEATH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this guy???  LIGDISH BANG gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles SHEWISH GIANT, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet PHILANTHROPISTS manager is 
surprised!  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because SAFFORD had 9-7-0 was no reason for 
PHILANTHROPISTS to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Pinch me, I must be 
dreaming!!!  JEX returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his 
PHILANTHROPISTS teammates...  Like, who is this guy???  SAM SWORD gets sent to the 
Dark Arena, battles DARK CHAMPION, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet 
PHILANTHROPISTS manager is surprised!  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (BEAR 
NAKED vs. SIMO HAYHA, that is.) So SEARCH THE SKY has one more turn to Bloodfeud 
WARMASTERS' CALIGULA.  Big deal.  GARGANTIA's dead.  What's the point?  Ya just gotta 
go on.  Don't look back...  DIRTY WHITE MOTHER bloodfeuded (is that a word?) SAILOR 
JEFFRY for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  WICKED ALL 
REDD really fought hard against LARRY BIRD.  That'll teach NBA LEGENDS not to go and 
kill any of INEBRIATION's guys again, huh!  CALIGULA bloodfeuded (is that a word?) 
ZATHOG for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  SHADOWSPIRE is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROG 466                     20  18  1   141       WAR MACHINE (26)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HADRIAN 2255                 21   5  1   113       WARMASTERS (15)
 RUMMER 2320                   9   4  1   103       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 KIMBHULEE 1019               21  14  0   101       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224         13  18  0    99       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      21  19  1    96       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 THELONIUS 2174               23  12  1    95       WARMASTERS (15)
 GUY DE CHAULIC 2097          13   8  1    94       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         23  23  1    93       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CALIGULA 2233                19  11  1    92       WARMASTERS (15)
 AGRIPPA 2161                 23  15  2    91       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POUDREUX 2187                16  19  0    88       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008               16   8  2    87       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234        14  12  1    87       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261              12  10  1    87       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             19   9  0    85       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             14  38  1    83       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 HAVANA BLACK 561             14  16  0    82       WAR MACHINE (26)
 SHAMINO 2285                 11  10  0    82       THE COMMODORES (150)
 CERYOSHE 2347                 7   5  0    78       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 DRAGONSCYTHE 2340            12   3  1    76       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307          9   8  0    73       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343             8   4  0    72       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225           17  13  1    70       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAGA 2281                    11  11  1    66       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256           14  11  0    65       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ASTRI 2288                    9   8  0    64       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MYKUL 1018                   14  21  0    63       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 OMFUG 2341                    8   4  2    61       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 APSHAI 2380                   4   4  0    61       THE COMMODORES (150)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072           11  17  0    60       FURRY FURY (25)
 MONOCEROS 2034               11  18  1    59       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 JEX 1628                      6   7  1    59       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 CREDITS 2280                 12  10  0    58       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARBAROSSA 2098              12   9  0    53       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ROCKFORD 2317                 9   8  1    53       THE COMMODORES (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASK 2170                     5   3  0    53       ROGUES DEN (140)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994           12  13  0    50       ROGUES DEN (140)
 ROLLO 2425                    8   5  0    50       EINHERJAR (157)
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276         12  11  1    48       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152           9  10  0    45       FURRY FURY (25)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338            6   8  2    45       INEBRIATION (27)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164           8   6  0    44       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TOMOE GOZEN 2207              6   3  0    44       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LISHCHKA 2322                 7   6  1    42       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ASTRID 2423                   8   5  1    39       EINHERJAR (157)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310         10   6  0    38       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 WYRMCLAW 2389                 5   2  0    38       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BAILEY 2387                   5   2  0    38       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371           5   4  0    37       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 WIND RAIN 1997                4   6  0    37       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 WICKED ALL REDD 2315          5  11  1    35       INEBRIATION (27)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOCTOR J 2385                 4   2  0    33       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 ROPE BURN 2189                4   2  0    33       ROGUES DEN (140)
 SAM SWORD 2440                1   1  1    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 LOSER DEGOTTI 2354            7   4  0    31       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363             7   3  0    30       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332              7   9  0    30       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GIBSON 2381                   6   2  0    30       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LE CHRURGIEN 2342             6   7  0    29       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BROOSS 1287                   4   8  0    27       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 VESH 2431                     2   1  0    26       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 LAETHA 2426                   6   7  0    25       EINHERJAR (157)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 2450                2   3  0    23       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 ZATHOG 2399                   1   4  1    23       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ALCESTE 2355                  6   4  0    22       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ILL WIND 2398                 5   1  0    22       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JEFE 2437                     2   0  0    22       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 WILT THE STILT 2383           3   3  0    21       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 HUMDRUM 2397                  3   3  0    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344         4   8  0    20       INEBRIATION (27)
 WHITE LADY 2350               4   8  0    20       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LARRY BIRD 2384               3   3  1    20       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241            4   6  0    18       FURRY FURY (25)
 GEIR 2421                     4   4  0    17       EINHERJAR (157)
 LYON BEAR 2412                3   2  0    17       THE COMMODORES (150)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390            3   4  0    17       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MAGIC 2386                    4   2  1    16       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 QUARK 2438                    2   0  1    15       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 SMUSHI 2375                   3   4  1    14       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PIXIE 2378                    3   5  0    14       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PHEARE 2433                   1   1  0    13       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459          1   0  0    13       FURRY FURY (25)
 KAREEM 2382                   3   3  0    12       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 JOSEFA JALAPENO 2228          1   1  0    12       ROGUES DEN (140)
 PETIT FRONT 2442              1   1  0    12       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 STRATIA 2415                  1   2  0    11       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BRAVE BULL 2453               1   0  0    10       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 ABDUHL AHLEZAD 2448           2   3  0     9       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414               2   1  0     7       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457           1   0  0     7       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 RAYNOR 2436                   1   1  0     6       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 COLORADO BULL 2452            1   0  0     6       INEBRIATION (27)
 TICONDEROGA 2449              1   3  0     6       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 DUNYA 2413                    1   2  0     5       PRAY THE GODS (155)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK OF DEATH 2408            0   5  0     5       WAR MACHINE (26)
 AYLA 2429                     1   1  0     4       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ZENITH 2439                   1   1  0     4       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 CEREBRAL VORTEX 2447          0   4  0     4       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 FENN 2434                     0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 PHO C 2444                    0   2  0     2       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 VILBRADR 2435                 0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 BYRUHO 2455                   0   1  0     1       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 JULIUS 2456                   0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)
 BIG EDDY 2451                 0   1  0     1       INEBRIATION (27)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIRE PATIENCE 2232     10 16 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 HADRIAN 2255          216  REVENGED
GUNNAR COTTON 2419      1  2 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 ROCKFORD 2317         219   
MARY QUEEN OF SC 2446   0  3 0 BONE MUNCHERS 159    QUARK 2438            220   
WHISPER 2325            8  4 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    DICKY TOURVILLE 2276  217  REVENGED
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SAM SWORD 2440        220  NONE
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           LIGDISH BANG 983      220  NONE
ASTRONAUT SERF 2458     0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       BLACK ORC             220  NONE
SVEN 2422               3  8 0 EINHERJAR 157        ARENAMASTER           220  NONE
BRINDLE BADGER 2004    22 12 0 FURRY FURY 25        SIMO HAYHA 2261       218  JUST REVENGED
APOCALYPTIC COW 2417    0  2 0 INEBRIATION 27       MAGIC 2386            218   
BOMBAY SAPPH 2416       2  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       LARRY BIRD 2384       219  JUST REVENGED
SKILORD 2186           14 18 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     DJEREE THE DJERK 623  217  REVENGED
ZUT 2454                0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     SPYMASTER             220  NONE
MISSING PAGE 2445       0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    SHEWISH GIANT         220  NONE
SAFFORD 1564            9  8 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   ARENAMASTER           220  NONE
GARGANTIA 2300          9  5 2 SEARCH THE SKY 136   CALIGULA 2233         217   
SKARA BRAE 2427         0  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   GUNNAR COTTON 2419    217  REVENGED
TANGRAMAYNE 2430        0  3 0 THE COMMODORES 150   WURM KIN              220  NONE
RUSSEL HANSCH 2396      2  4 0 WAR MACHINE 26       STONE GOLEM           220  NONE
SNOTTY 2428             0  3 0 WAR MACHINE 26       BLACK ORC             220  NONE
ERASTES 2432            1  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        ZATHOG 2399           219  JUST REVENGED
BLACK BISON 2359        2  7 1 WICKED MARTYRS 148   SAILOR JEFFRY 2338    219  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shadowspire -- We know that everyone wants to fight a legend, but our 5-0-1 record 
against your five challenges last turn should cause you to reconsider. -- NBA LEgends

Inebriation -- Well, hopefully the new roll-ups are good.  At least you can say that 
your warriors were killed by living legends.  We await your  bloodfeuds. -- Magic and 
Larry Bird

Sam Sword -- Sorry sweetie, I'm not your secret admirer. -- Jefe

Ayla -- I hate when I lose my weapon on the way to the arena... punching 
shields=painful.  Check. -- Pheare

Snotty -- I win, you get three skills to my one... you're welcome.  Heh. -- Raynor

Quark -- You're pretty good, but luck runs out. -- Vilbradr

Zenith -- I've got to stop letting women mess with my head. -- Fenn

Lady Mordraith -- Check it out you bonehead, while you leap into the forums bragging 
about your recent turn's win/loss record, which was earned by down-challenging winless 
initiates, I sit on the throne with a half wit that'll never achieve a single master 
rating in anything.  However, he got there by challenging 'UP.'  With risk comes 
reward, skirt wearer. -- Crambus, title holder

Vanek -- Tell me, tough guy, when do I make that 'hit list' of yours?  When must I 
start fearing that pounding you've threatened on me?  Two turns ago I busted you up 
with a 32pt up-challenge and last turn I took the title from you.  I guess I've been 
taught a valuable lesson. -- Crambus, your champ

Otis the tourney prepper -- Did you get your Shadowspire pansies all prepped up and 
ready to roll for the upcoming FTF yet?  Just curious, mastermind.  Your lengthy P.A. 
to Den last turn could've been summed up in one simple sentence: Hi everyone, I'm Otis 
and I wear a size 6 hat. -- Crambus

Den -- Isn't the number 4 just magical?  I'm not sure how my PA was flagged as being 
NIATOLI ISLAND worthy and your dissertation on the number 4 wasn't? -- DeGotti

Den -- You better kill off Loser DeGotti, he's making your team record better! -- 
DeGotti

Doom Brigade -- Welcome to Shadowspire! -- DeGotti

Darque -- Where's this SYP that you mentioned? -- DeGotti

Astrid -- It's not the only thing, but it sure helps! -- Ceryoshe

Guy -- Thank you for the win. -- Rummer

Ringo -- Well, Johnny Ringo, you look as though somebody just walked over your grave. 
-- Dicky Tourville

DeGotti -- You classless buffoon, way to push the envelope.  No other manager has been 
smacked down by the substitute editor, yet you have to go to depths never seen and 
provoke a warning.  You really are garbage. -- Den

Hombre -- So typical of your insignificance, you have to resort to massive down-
challenges in order to beat me.  Such a little hypocrite you are, while you stand tall 
when you have company and preach against anyone who down-challenges, you do the exact 
same.  Managers like you sicken me as you refuse to own who you are.  You are 
everything you preach against.  Truly pathetic. -- Den

Otis the Tourney Prepping Plagiarizer -- What an amazingly simple piece of nothing you 
are.  So, tell me great copier, when you raise your booger-stained finger and point to 
the standings, what do you see?  My team is there, where is yours?  That's right, 
evidently you have trained them to "certain points in order to compete in each class."  
Again, Lord of Fools, warriors in Shadowspire cannot compete in tournaments, this 
arena is for real managers.  Thus, it is obvious you do not fight here due to your 
innate fear of my fighting ability, even the simplest of men can recognize that.  What 
is even more amazing is that you think you are somehow smart and using ground-breaking 
techniques to time your warriors for tourneys.  Really?  How cute.

Otis you tourney-prepping pile of idiocy, I can grab Dicky Tourville's quarterstaff, 
walk into the market, swing in a circle and strike a dozen managers just like you.  
You are a part of the collective, a follower, a groupie, a part of the broken wheel of 
Alastari.  I can just imagine how you sit there, stymied by my wit and ability with 
your little friends in a circle holding hands and screaming at each other with 
frustration and then suddenly you all begin to chant "Aimed Blow, aimed blow, aimed 
blow..." because you are not original and each does the exact same thing as the next.  
Listen to me you piece of bottom-feeding scum, I have already experienced everything 
you hope to achieve, I have stacks of TV's and TC certificates from when there were 
hundreds of managers in a tourney, not the dozens you face today.  I am what you wish 
you were, which makes me laugh even harder.  And again, I see you once again copied 
someone, having to use a quote from the mighty George Carlin, nothing original to say 
loser?  When I wrote material for Mr. Carlin I can assure you he had no intention of 
some pathetic little princess like you echoing his statements.  You'll see me on the 
sands?  Doubtful, I am sure you are waiting for a team of 5 aimed blows, it is the 
only style you can compete with. Your entire existence is a floccinaucinihilipilifi-
cation of talented managers. -- Den

Crambus -- Again we sit the throne, congrats.  We hold so many titles across Alastari 
right now I think they are considering changing the name of the land from Alastari to 
Allied Axisville. -- Den

Furry Fury -- Nice 1-4 last turn, if only Otis the Plagiarizer were still active 
instead of being confounded by my brilliance you may have achieved some wins from him. 
-- Den

Hombre -- I almost forgot, beating Tangramayne was very simple.  I suggest Dark Arena, 
early and often. -- Den

Kid Arcane -- What is a "rick-taker"?  You have me worried, will someone come for my 
Ryk the Dragon and try to take him?  He is my warrior and you cannot have him.  Take 
someone else. -- Den

Lady Mordraith -- Planning on fighting anyone of consequence this turn or still hoping 
for match-ups against the third management tier here in Shadowspire? -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIGDISH BANG butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAFFORD was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JEX murdered DARK CHAMPION in a action packed 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RUSSEL HANSCH was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SVEN was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SNOTTY was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAM SWORD viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
TANGRAMAYNE was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
ZUT was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MISSING PAGE was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ASTRONAUT SERF was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BEAR NAKED overpowered SIMO HAYHA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER handily defeated SAILOR JEFFRY in a 1 minute Bloodfeud bout.
DAVE LEBEIS was savagely defeated by HADRIAN in a 5 minute master's Bloodfeud match.
CALIGULA demolished ZATHOG in a 1 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud match.
DICKY TOURVILLE was overcome by ROCKFORD in a 2 minute Bloodfeud conflict.
WICKED ALL REDD savagely defeated LARRY BIRD in a popular 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
GUY DE CHAULIC vanquished DJEREE THE DJERK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
KIMBHULEE devastated HAVANA BLACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
POUDREUX defeated CERYOSHE in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RUMMER overpowered SHAMINO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DRAGONSCYTHE viciously subdued ASTRI in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
BABY CRAMBUS overpowered ROLLO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LISHCHKA was narrowly defeated by BARBAROSSA in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
PEEKING DUCK was devastated by MONOCEROS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MORDECAI MOUSE defeated GIBSON in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TOMOE GOZEN won victory over DOCTOR J in a 2 minute Challenge match.
APSHAI overpowered ASTRID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WIND RAIN overpowered WHITE LADY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
RYK THE DRAGON overpowered HOLLOWSOUL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WYRMCLAW overpowered GEIR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
WILT THE STILT overcame SMOOTH HOPERATOR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
KAREEM was overpowered by HUMDRUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ALCESTE won victory over DUCK OF DEATH in a 4 minute Challenge fray.
ILL WIND defeated PIXIE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
VESH demolished SMUSHI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AYLA was overpowered by JEFE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ZENITH was overcome by KITTY TANTRUM in a 6 minute Challenge match.
TROG devastated AGRIPPA in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
MR BRAIN SMASHER was bested by SOME KINDA PATE in a 1 minute veteran's battle.
NIGHTLEAF overpowered ALLEZLES KEUS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
THELONIUS demolished GNOMETRADAMUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MYKUL was beaten by HAKUNA FRITTATA in a 2 minute duel.
NAGA savagely defeated THE EMPRESS WU in a exciting 5 minute bloody competition.
DRY MOUTH MAX vanquished BLUE DRAGON in a 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
GARBAGE TRUCK vanquished LAETHA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
OMFUG demolished RINGO DEATHSTAR in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
BROOSS was viciously subdued by BAILEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
RASK overcame DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute melee.
CREDITS savagely defeated LOSER DEGOTTI in a popular 4 minute brutal match.
MAGIC was overpowered by ROPE BURN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BRUTAL GRUNGE beat RAYNOR in a 3 minute fray.
LE CHRURGIEN overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
STRATIA demolished JULIUS in a 2 minute mismatched match.
DUNYA was luckily beaten by LYON BEAR in a popular 2 minute novice's battle.
PHEARE overpowered CEREBRAL VORTEX in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FENN was overcome by HATEFUL DESIRE in a 2 minute brutal amateur's match.
VILBRADR was demolished by JOSEFA JALAPENO in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
QUARK butchered MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS in a 2 minute one-sided match.
PETIT FRONT devastated PHO C in a popular 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ABDUHL AHLEZAD lost to BRAVE BULL in a popular 1 minute novice's struggle.
TICONDEROGA was devastated by GRIZZLY REMAINS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CORNELIUS overpowered BIG EDDY in a 2 minute one-sided match.
COLORADO BULL unbelievably bested BYRUHO in a 2 minute brutal amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  16 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         PARRY-RIPOSTE     31 -  25 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      16         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         LUNGING ATTACK    85 -  85 -  6      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  28 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         AIMED BLOW        54 -  60 -  3      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   85 -  97 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  42 -  7      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  46 -  4      37  |

Turn 220 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-LUNGE        5 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         9 -  7     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 15         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 11                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TROG 466                   20  18  1  141 WAR MACHINE (26)
WALL OF STEEL    HADRIAN 2255               21   5  1  113 WARMASTERS (15)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUMMER 2320                 9   4  1  103 PRAY THE GODS (155)
AIMED BLOW       KIMBHULEE 1019             21  14  0  101 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
BASHING ATTACK   MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234      14  12  1   87 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
TOTAL PARRY      DAVE LEBEIS 2237           19   9  0   85 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307        9   8  0   73 OTTO'S DINER (96)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225         17  13  1   70 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREDITS 2280               12  10  0   58 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TROG 466.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CERYOSHE 2347.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAGA 2281, HADRIAN 2255, 
CREDITS 2280, DUNYA 2413, DRAGONSCYTHE 2340, BARBAROSSA 2098, WICKED ALL REDD 2315, 
LISHCHKA 2322, POUDREUX 2187, and MORDECAI MOUSE 2152.

The least popular fighter this week was ZENITH 2439.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIG EDDY 2451, TICONDEROGA 2449, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS 2446, QUARK 2438, 
VILBRADR 2435, CEREBRAL VORTEX 2447, RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310, LAETHA 2426, BLUE DRAGON 
2332, and ALLEZLES KEUS 2256.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TROG (81-466) WAR MACHINE (26)
HADRIAN (81-2255) WARMASTERS (15)

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

BEAR NAKED (81-2052) FURRY FURY (25)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                        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!

               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. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes