DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2017    Duedate: 04/25/2017

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWABBIE SAM
SHANGHAIED (161)
(81-2632) [18-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWABBIE SAM                    ALPACA SWEATER
SHANGHAIED (161)               FROM THE LEFT (166)
(81-2632) [18-8-0,107]         (81-2585) [6-3-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANNA                          JANNA
PRAY THE GODS (155)            PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-2581) [15-16-1,68]         (81-2581) [15-16-1,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHANGHAIED (161)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         62
2. WARBOW (170)                48      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. SHANGHAIED (161)            33      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE AGES (29)            28
5. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      27      FROM THE LEFT (166)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)         117  83  6 58.5   1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)         11  4 3
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      510 390 16 56.7   2/ 2 KILL EM ALL (173)         9  6 0
 3- 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    695 586 19 54.3   3/ 9 INEBRIATION (27)          9  6 0
 4/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     226 197 10 53.4   4/ 7 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      9  6 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         577 505 21 53.3   5/ 3 THE COMMODORES (150)      9  6 0
 6- 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)        517 482 26 51.8   6/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 7/ 8 KILL EM ALL (173)         36  34  3 51.4   7/ 8 PRAY THE GODS (155)       7  8 2
 8/ 7 THE COMMODORES (150)     193 184  6 51.2   8/10 WARBOW (170)              7  8 0
 9/ 0*FROM THE LEFT (166)       23  22  1 51.1   9/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       6  8 0
10- 9 FURRY FURY (25)          436 434 21 50.1  10/12 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 1
11/10 THE MONSANTIS (112)      139 152 13 47.8  11/ 6 THE MONSANTIS (112)       5 10 1
12-12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      456 554 18 45.1  12-11 OTTO'S DINER (96)         4  6 0
13/11 PRAY THE GODS (155)      117 143 11 45.0  13/15 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      4  6 0
14/13 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   355 472 27 42.9  14/ 0*FROM THE LEFT (166)       3  2 0
15/14 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     171 247  9 40.9  15-13 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     2  3 0
16/15 INEBRIATION (27)         152 234 13 39.4  16-14 FURRY FURY (25)           2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/16 WARBOW (170)              33  52  1 38.8  17-16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       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

     Vidhi reclined on the front porch of the guildhouse,.  She was short, 5'4" or so 
on a good day, but carried it well.  The decidedly satisfied look that framed her face 
almost as well as her jet black hair could have reflected anything, really.  The 
spectacular spring weather, the iced beverage on the small table at her side, or 
something else entirely.  "Satisfied" wasn't quite right, perhaps "smug with a veneer 
of self-satisfaction."  
     If one worked at it, the sounds of bustling preparation could be discerned from 
within the guildhouse.  
     The slam of the porch door announced Shem, who was clad in leather and a morose 
smile as he wandered out tightening this and adjusting that. "I go to kill or die 
today," he said with a fierce grin. 
     "Have fun," Vidhi replied.  She stretched contentedly and took a sip of her 
drink. 
     "Aren't you getting ready for the fights?  You are probably going to get 
bloodfueded by Dense again, especially since you nearly killed the guy he sent to 
avenge that dumb down-challenging TP you killed." 
     "Not fighting today."
     "No?"
     "No."
     "Why not?"
     "I have an eye problem."
     "Oh?"
     "Yeah, I can't see going to the arena today."
     Shem frowned, shrugged with one shoulder and then sketched a bow. "Enjoy your 
day, then," he replied and then headed south down Jakart street towards both Ridley 
Circle and the Arena. 
     A short time later, Janna strode out and looked down at her guildmate with, truth 
be told, no small amount of affection.  "Aren't you going to be late to the fights?" 
     "No," Vidhi replied.  "Not going today."
     "Why not?"
     "Vlad says I'm timed, so he's holding me out for the tourney."
     "The mailer?"
     "No, the Grand Tourney."
     "Wow, well, good for you.  I'll see you later!"
     "Try not to get scummed again!"  Vidhi called.  Janna grinned back over her 
shoulder at her younger guildie and responded, "Not today."
     Vidhi poured herself some more of her drink and then sat back again. People 
wandered by on their way to the fights, some she knew and others she didn't.  Some 
ignored her entirely, others would nod in her direction, and still others would nudge 
a companion and make a comment.  
     Eventually, Grim Tickles wandered by and paused to glower over the fence.  
"You'll get yours today, Vidhi," he said hotly, a small amount of spittle escaping his 
lips.  "Luxlord is going to give you a dirt nap!"
     "Not fighting today, Slim Pickles."
     "What?!" he exploded.  "You HAVE to fight!  You step down from that porch and go 
to your sand date with Luxlord."
     "Look, Dickles, I'm practicing war and everyone knows the supreme art of war is 
to subdue the enemy without fighting.  Besides, I'm a pacifist."
     "A 'pacifist'!" he snorted.  "You killed my teammate and nearly killed me!"
     "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.  
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."  Vidhi lectured 
patiently and then sat back and sipped her drink.  "Toodles!" she said meaningfully, 
waved her hand and looked down at her magazine. 
     Grim glared over the fence silently for a bit and then stalked off.
     Once more, the door slammed and Schendle cast a shadow over her.  "Don't you have 
a bloodfeud to go to?  I'm hoping you kill another Dense creature." 
     "Move," she replied, waving him out of her sunlight.  "Not fighting today."
     "You not feeling well?"
     "I feel fine, thank you."
     "Then what's up?"
     "The Alastari Postal Service is dropping off my wine today and they need someone 
to sign for it.  They can't just leave it at the door." 
     "Are you over twenty-one?" Schendle said, feigning surprise and, perhaps, doubt.
     "Out," she said, pointing towards the gate.  "Go get your fourth kill. Luxlord 
awaits."  Having thus dismissed him, she leaned back and rested her eyes, basking in 
the sun. 
     The porch door creaked open once more but shut softly this time.  The chair next 
to her creaked as someone settled into it.
     Without opening her eyes, she asked "What happened last cycle?  I thought I was 
supposed to sit."
     She heard a sigh of disgust.  "You were.  Paperwork foul up.  Commission had some 
old orders laying around."
     She pursed her lips wryly.  "Always something, eh?  I almost killed Slim Dickles, 
so nothing lost!  Do you think this plan will work?"
     "Schendle killing Luxlord when he doesn't get his bloodfeud against you because 
you're sitting?  I hope so.  That would be gratifying.  The other bloodfeud certainly 
threw a wrench in the plan."
     She finally opened her eyes, sat up to take a drink and glanced sideways at Vlad.  
"But that's just gravy, right?  That's not the main point of me sitting, is it?"
     "No," he replied, drawing it out and making it sound like 'new'.  He stared out 
into the sun standing over the hours across the street.  "The main point of you 
sitting is that we're engaging a manager that has a different moral compass than most.  
We're just altering our strategy to acknowledge that.  Redefining our defenses.  
Nothing more, nothing less."
     "No moral outrage on your part?"
     "What would be the point?  It's just business."
     "That's why Shem isn't sitting and I am?"
     "Yep."
     She took another sip and laid back.  That worked for her just fine.
     
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     Weapons (A Hold-Over from the Previous Cycle)
     
     The 'Prep Room' was simply a long, narrow, low-ceiling room that was built out 
from the side of the barracks as a ramshackle afterthought.  It was a combination of 
armory, dressing room, infirmary, and memorial.  The thick, sturdy rafters were 
peppered with oil lamps jutting out from all angles, bathing the entire congested area 
in dazzling light.  
     Over half a dozen stalls lined the walls, each one crammed with weapons, armor 
hung on wooden skeletons, padded tables, and everywhere shelves and cabinets 
overflowing with boxes, cartons, and odd-shaped bottles of various colors.  The cold 
night air swirled in from small windows set high, mixing with the odors and the 
grumbling and coarse jesting common to any guildhouse.  
     "Eclipse!  How's my favorite TP?" growled Havoc as he glided into the stall.  He 
slapped the giant's broad chest in greeting, slapped him hard enough to make him wince 
from his seat on one of the wide, padded tables. 
     "Okay, okay," nodded Eclipse, his face reddening slightly.  "But, uh, I don't 
like no shots."  The big brute shook his head with a ponderous, weighty frown.  "No 
more shots, Havoc!" 
     Havoc chuckled down into his eyes and gave Eclipse a broad wink.  "Well, there's 
not a whole lot more we can do for you anyhow, is there?  You're about maxed out on 
juice, son.  From now on you're gonna have to rely on pure talent!"  A cacophony of 
cackling laughter erupted from the stalls around them.  
     "Now he's in trouble!" quipped Malleous Primus.  "Expect his losses to mount!"
     "Calm down, M.P.," Havoc frowned.  "Yer not exactly flush with a real solid 
win/loss, neither." 
     "Yeah, but I'm all ME!" exclaimed Malleous.  "No 'extra' help from injections; no 
magic talisman; just 100% Grade A Piker!"  He paused to flex his biceps in front of a 
tall mirror of polished bronze. 
     "Yeah," muttered Havoc as glanced around and checked his six. 
     "Let's just hope that's enough."
     "All men are stupid," groaned Etheria as she buffed away at her scimitar on the 
other side of the cramped aisle.  Havoc grunted and spared her a brief, dour glint. 
     "Too bad some of ya are too 'fragile' for a dose o'juice.  It might just be the 
kick in yer narrow ass that ya need to WIN!"  
     Etheria paused a moment to study her scimitar, then resumed rubbing the wide 
blade with her polishing cloth.  She didn't bother to look up or reply. 
     "No more shots, Havoc!"  The TP's wide face was screwed up in a petulant frown.  
"I don't like no shots!"
     "Don't worry, Eclipse."  Havoc patted the warrior's wide shoulder as he slipped 
from the stall.  "We're about done with that for now." 
     
     Havoc continued down the aisle and out the door at the end of the building, his 
eyes swept meticulously through every stall as he passed.  He slowed and made a brief 
pause by Stella Mortem's stall, but the tall basher didn't bother to look up as she 
scoured the delicate blade edge of her great axe with a small, fine-ribbed file. 
     A slender youth in a soft leather robe waited outside on the porch.  His narrow 
waist was belted with a thin strip of dragon skin, oiled to a dull sheen so that its 
tell-tale scale-like patina came out nicely.  A sturdy poignard with a brass pommel 
dragged down its sheath against his right hip; a brace of tortoise-shell combs held 
his long hair out of his luminous eyes.  
     "How's Eclipse?" 
     Havoc sighed and leaned his bulk against the porch railing.  
     "Well, he ain't happy, Kid.  He ain't gettin' much outta that brew we've been 
shovin' into his veins, and b-"
     "Doesn't matter," Arcane interjected.  "He's reached the limit of his 
metamorphosis, anyway.  His cells have adapted well, but..."  The Kid raised his 
slender hands and shrugged. 
     "Yeah, yeah.  Well if ya know all this, why'd you bother to ask me anything?" 
     The Kid shot Havoc a prim look of reproof.  "It's always wise to get a fresh 
perspective on an issue."  He gestured toward the door with his tapered chin.  "How's 
Etheria?" 
     Havoc rolled his eyes and made his own elaborate shrug.  "Well Kid, she don't 
seem all that nervous."
     "Did she...?" 
     "I ain't got no idea.  She didn't seem too surprised, though." 
     Arcane nodded absently.  "I think the new kids will shake things up a bit, don't 
you?" 
     "Don't matter what I think," Havoc growled, crossing his thick arms.  "Nobody 
listens to me anyway." 
     "I told you," sighed Arcane, "I have absolutely NO control over the recruits we 
get!" 
     "Well, with all these AB's and TP's runnin' around, we need us a strong hybrid!" 
     "Hybrid?"  
     "Yeah, yeah," nodded Havoc.  "A killer WoS, or maybe another Piker, or somethin' 
like that!" 
     "A strong, killer ANYTHING," agreed Arcane.  "But we'll just have to see what we 
see." 
     "Just as long as we don't go makin' nothin' but TP's," snorted Havoc.  "That Den 
is crazy!" 
     "Really?"  Arcane's eyebrows arched.  "His TP strategy seems to be producing good 
results.  It's difficult to argue with that." 
     "Huh!  Then let's just make us a bunch of AB's and go to town!" 
     Arcane frowned and shook his head.  "There seem to be plenty of those on the 
sands of Shadowspire; too many, really." 
     "Aaarrrrggghhh!"  Havoc slapped the railing with his heavily calloused palm.  "I 
don't care WHAT we end up with, I just wanna win more!"  
     "Yes, well, get to the back of the line," muttered Arcane.  "This very long 
line."
     "Huh!" Havoc slapped the porch railing with a beefy, calloused palm.  "We ARE the 
back of the line, Kid!!" 
     They chuckled together in a semi-mirthless, bubbly effervescence that marked both 
their glum reality and their acceptance of it.  
     "Maybe not for long," sighed The Kid.  "Things change.  They do change." 
     "Well, we'll see," growled Havoc.

     

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, Shadowspirians!  It is good to see you on this beautiful fight 
day in the glorious city of Shadowspire.  The coming of spring has brought out more 
fans to the arena, and it is always a wonderful sight to behold the masses enjoying 
the games.  I know the local vendors love it as well because more people equals more 
gold coins!  We can discuss the local economy at another time, let's take a look at 
this turn's great action. 
     Wyld Turkey took the throne last turn, but it was going to be a short reign 
because he also got his invite to the Isle.  In his final fight, Wyld Turkey fought 
Bloody Maria and leaves us with another win under his belt.  Good luck on the Isle of 
the Eye!  With Wyld Turkey gone, the title fight became a match between Swabbie Sam 
and Luxlord Black.  This match was also a bloodfeud, so it is of double importance!  
It only took Swabbie Sam 1 minute to avenge his fallen comrade and claim the 
Duelmaster's title.  Swabbie's time at the top is going to be brief, too, because he 
received his invitation to the Isle this turn!  Congrats on the title and the invite.  
Swabbie Sam is managed by Blackhart. 
     Well, looky here!  It is the avoids report.  According to the golems, the most 
avoided team this turn was Cult of Bacchus.  The team caught avoiding them the most 
was The Monsantis.  The most challenged warrior for the turn was Luxlord Black.  As 
has been mentioned, Luxlord was involved in a bloodfeud with the Shanghaied stable, so 
his dance card may be full again next turn if Shanghaied continues their vengeance.  
In a gutsy challenge, Stormgirl from Warbow challenged Eclipse of Search the Sky, an 
up challenge of 24 points.  It was brave, but it paid off in the end as Stormgirl was 
victorious! 
     Shanghaied held onto a slight lead last turn in the 3 turn rankings by virtue of 
a kill.  They removed all doubt this turn with a 5-0-2 turn and have a commanding 11-
4-3 record over the last 3 turns.  Kill Em All remained at 2nd, but Inebriation make a 
big 6 point jump to take over 3rd.  Wicked Martyrs enter the top 5 at 4th place, while 
The Commodores round out the group at 5th.  Philthy Phil's squad has the biggest gain 
for the turn with 6, and the largest slip goes to The Monsantis, who slipped 5 spots.  
Welcome back to Shadowthorne and his squad, From the Left.  There were a number of no-
shows this turn.  Is this because of the tournament?  
     Death, death, and more death.  It is a part of the gladiatorial games, so we 
might as well get used to it, eh?  There were a few warriors sent to the Dark Arena.  
There were also a few killed in the main arena.  Darque Ages new warrior Comgall had a 
brief career.  He dies in his first fight against fellow rookie warrior, Three Sheets 
from Shanghaied.  The other regular death came via the Shanghaied crew as well.  
Stella Mortem challenged No-Teeth Keith, but she did not live to tell any tales.  
Condolences to the dead and good luck next turn for any planned feuds. 
     It is tournament time, but we have no such worries here in Shadowspire.  What we 
do have is fierce competition each and every cycle.  I hope to see you back next turn.  
We will once again have a new Duelmaster, but who will it be?  There a number of 
worthy Challenger Champions who could slip into the role.  Will it come via battle or 
through arena recognition?  You'll have to join us next turn to find out!  Until next 
time, dear readers.

                                          -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             18   8  0   107       SHANGHAIED (161)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRISTAN 2669                 12   8  1   108       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KROW 2504                    23  15  0   100       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 STRABO 2689                  13   9  0    97       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZAYLA 2695                   13   6  0    95       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653         14  12  0    91       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            21  18  1    87       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        9   3  0    82       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683           13   8  1    81       SHANGHAIED (161)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678            14  10  0    78       THE COMMODORES (150)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608           14  17  2    76       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780          10   3  0    76       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           18  20  1    75       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SCHENDLE 2596                15  13  3    74       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         19  13  0    73       SHANGHAIED (161)
-STORMCLAW 2569               16  14  1    70       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JANNA 2581                   15  16  1    68       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 AGENT ORANGE 2762             9   4  3    67       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMGIRL 2712                6  11  0    65       WARBOW (170)
-DRAGON SCARRED 2644          15   7  0    64       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SHEM 2719                     9   9  2    63       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 BRACKISH 2782                 7   6  0    61       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 HORRID 2659                  14  11  0    60       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706           11   9  1    57       INEBRIATION (27)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                8   9  0    57       WARBOW (170)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECLIPSE 2565                 15  10  0    55       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 SON OF BLAGGER 2793           7   3  0    55       THE COMMODORES (150)
 CHOKE 2767                    7   7  0    52       KILL EM ALL (173)
-ORLANDO 2688                  8   8  0    50       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NEETA 2702                    9  10  0    47       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              7   7  1    47       KILL EM ALL (173)
 ALPACA SWEATER 2585           6   3  0    47       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 DESTINY 2703                 10  10  0    43       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BLYTHE 2829                   5   1  0    41       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741           12   3  0    39       THE COMMODORES (150)
 SILENT SPRING 2825            4   2  0    39       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PLUG-IN CAR 2588              7   2  0    38       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-THYME LORD 2752               7   7  0    37       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-MELLOW JELLO 2784            10   2  0    35       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SAMMY LIGHTFOOT 2834          5   2  0    35       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787         10   2  0    33       KILL EM ALL (173)
-HILL GIANT 2694               7  12  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DEATH DOG 2849                3   1  0    33       WARBOW (170)
 SOCIAL JUSTICE 2626           3   2  0    32       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          5   9  0    31       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 VIDHI 2840                    3   2  1    30       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 HALFBUCK 2710                 6  11  0    29       WARBOW (170)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              4   8  1    29       INEBRIATION (27)
 MALAKAI 2768                  7   7  0    28       KILL EM ALL (173)
 CELESTIO 2801                 4   5  0    28       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BLOODLUST 2769                5   9  2    26       KILL EM ALL (173)
-HYDRA 2753                    5   7  0    26       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WYRM CRUSHER 2814             2   3  0    26       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NO-TEETH KEITH 2852           3   1  1    25       SHANGHAIED (161)
-GAS SPORE 2807                3   4  0    25       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPHINX 2755                   5   7  1    23       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597         2   5  0    23       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 QUICK FINGERS 2837            4   2  0    21       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FEAR MONGER 2590              3   5  0    21       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-HARE DOWNER 2843              3   0  0    21       FURRY FURY (25)
 STARSMILE 2731                3  12  0    21       WARBOW (170)
 TOMORROWLAND 2841             4   2  0    20       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 STAR STREAK 2872              1   0  0    20       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-SONNY CROQUETTE 2799          5   4  0    19       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SUBPAR SUE 2812               4   5  0    19       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 THOK FOLDTEETH 2866           2   0  0    19       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PALE AL 2839                  1   5  0    12       INEBRIATION (27)
 GRIM TICKLES 2838             2   4  0    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FERDOWSI 2867                 1   0  0    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SLAYCIA 2850                  1   3  1     7       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MNI WICONI 2847               1   4  0     7       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 THREE SHEETS 2869             1   0  1     6       SHANGHAIED (161)
-SIR RACHA 2853                1   1  0     4       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-PIERCER 2854                  0   2  0     2       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 VELOX DOCIS 2873              0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LITTLE HAMMER 2792      4  6 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 VIDHI 2840            263   
COMGALL 2868            0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       THREE SHEETS 2869     265   
LUIPADA 2721           11  6 2 DARQUE AGES 29       SHEM 2719             264  JUST REVENGED
PETRUS RIGA 2786        7  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       AGENT ORANGE 2762     263  JUST REVENGED
POETA SAXO 2846         1  4 0 DARQUE AGES 29       STONE GOLEM           265  NONE
MONKEY TREE MONK 2652   5  7 0 FURRY FURY 25        JANNA 2581            262   
RABBIT REVENANT 2848    0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        SLAYCIA 2850          262  REVENGED
DA BAIT 2871            0  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       BLACK ORC             265  NONE
GWYDION 2819            1  2 0 LAND OF PRYDAIN 175  BLOODLUST 2769        261  NOT REVENGED
MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764     6  6 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   POWDER MONKEY 2683    264   
STELLA MORTEM 2864      1  1 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   NO-TEETH KEITH 2852   265   
DAVY BONES 2842         2  2 0 SHANGHAIED 161       LUXLORD BLACK 2608    263  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blythe -- You just haven't earned it yet, baby! -- Choke

Tom Collins -- Gin and Tonic, please.  Wait.  What's it called in Alastari?  Jinnen 
Tonix?  No.  Ah!  I know.  Djinn and Oynx, please. -- Gotterdammerung
P.S.  Don't listen to DeGotti.  You're a star!  I predict big things for you.  
Duelmaster.  Primus.  It's all within your grasp.

Kid Arcane -- What were the stats on Malleos Primus?  If you don't mind me asking. -- 
Weirdo

DeGotti -- (pushes DG off the top of the hill)  My hill! -- BlackHart

Search the Sky -- An unfortunate death, and one that was certainly not premeditated on 
our end. -- Shanghaied

Luxlord Black -- That's one.  Prepare for another three... unless I kill you before. 
-- BlackHart

Wyld Turkey -- Something wrong about a Duelmaster with more losses than wins.  
Congrats on your invite. -- BlackHart

All -- No Uncharted Teams?  We need new blood!  More blood!  Red blood! (grins) -- 
BlackHart

Otto -- Congrats on 1,000 fights! -- BlackHart

Well Shadowspire Managers, you've finally done it!  For the first time since my 
return, approximately 130 turns, you managed to give the Cult an 0-5 turn! I think we 
may have had an 0-4 turn prior, but not the dreaded 0-5!  Make sure you give 
yourselves a pat on the back as this feat will not be repeated any time soon! -- 
DeGotti

BlackHart -- Just as I gain a foothold, it crumbles beneath me! -- DeGotti

Wyld Turkey -- I knew using that weapon would not work out for me, but I had to try 
it! -- Warwulf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POETA SAXO was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA BAIT was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STRABO handily defeated SHEM in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
SWABBIE SAM won victory over LUXLORD BLACK in a 1 minute Bloodfeud Title brawl.
CLARA D'ANDUZA subdued AGENT ORANGE in a 3 minute Bloodfeud competition.
GRIM TICKLES was vanquished by VIDHI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
TWO-TON TIMMONS unbelievably bested JANNA in a 5 minute expert's Challenge fight.
KROW won victory over FAST HACK 'EM 9 in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
PSYCHO STYX slimly won victory over SAMMY LIGHTFOOT in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
KNIFEFIST beat DESTINY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
STORMGIRL overpowered ECLIPSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SILENT SPRING was subdued by BARSTOOL BRAD in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BLYTHE devastated TOMORROWLAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
CELESTIO was bested by GOTTERDAMMERUNG in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge bout.
TOM COLLINS overcame HALFBUCK in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
STELLA MORTEM was narrowly killed by NO-TEETH KEITH in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
MNI WICONI was handily defeated by QUICK FINGERS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
SLAYCIA was bested by THOK FOLDTEETH in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge brawl.
DEATH DOG demolished BLOODLUST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WYLD TURKEY overpowered BLOODY MARIA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SCHENDLE was devastated by ZAYLA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PLAN COLUMBIA was savagely defeated by POWDER MONKEY in a 7 minute veteran's duel.
MUTANT CAMEL outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a unpopular 14 minute fray.
ALPACA SWEATER overpowered MALAKAI in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
HORRID won victory over NEETA in a 2 minute match.
SON OF BLAGGER defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory duel.
JET-BOOT JACK was overpowered by BRACKISH in a 1 minute uneven match.
CHOKE beat SOCIAL JUSTICE in a action packed 1 minute brutal expert vs. novice duel.
FEAR MONGER was viciously subdued by ASPIRE 2B GREAT in a exciting 6 minute gory duel.
PLUG-IN CAR savagely defeated STARSMILE in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
SUBPAR SUE beat PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute match.
PALE AL was defeated by PROTEST FOR HIRE in a 2 minute bout.
COMGALL was killed by THREE SHEETS in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
FERDOWSI demolished VELOX DOCIS in a 1 minute uneven contest.
STAR STREAK overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        44 -  33 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     30 -  28 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  57 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    70 -  67 -  6      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  28 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  65 -  4      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  31 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  38 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  37 -  3      40  |

Turn 265 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       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  7                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SWABBIE SAM 2632           18   8  0  107 SHANGHAIED (161)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  23  15  0  100 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-LUNGE      STRABO 2689                13   9  0   97 DARQUE AGES (29)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZAYLA 2695                 13   6  0   95 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
BASHING ATTACK   BLOODY MARIA 2536          21  18  1   87 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
TOTAL PARRY      MUTANT CAMEL 2678          14  10  0   78 THE COMMODORES (150)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780        10   3  0   76 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     BRACKISH 2782               7   6  0   61 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
AIMED BLOW       ALPACA SWEATER 2585         6   3  0   47 FROM THE LEFT (166)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JANNA 2581.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JANNA 2581.  The ten other most popular fighters were PLUG-IN CAR 2588, AGENT ORANGE 
2762, CELESTIO 2801, FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653, SILENT SPRING 2825, PLAN COLUMBIA 1612, 
FEAR MONGER 2590, ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750, PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597, and STRABO 2689.

The least popular fighter this week was MUTANT CAMEL 2678.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SUBPAR SUE 2812, VELOX DOCIS 2873, STARSMILE 2731, JET-BOOT 
JACK 2741, MALAKAI 2768, SCHENDLE 2596, BLOODY MARIA 2536, BLOODLUST 2769, MNI WICONI 
2847, and GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SWABBIE SAM (81-2632) SHANGHAIED (161)

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

WYLD TURKEY (81-2505) INEBRIATION (27)

                          BLOODGAMES AND MORE BLOODGAMES!

The Mail-in Bloodgames that were set to run at Face-to-Face 58 in January did not 
process because we had trouble with the warrior data for that arena.  Unfortunately, 
the warrior data was irretrievably lost.  We have credited everyone for those teams.

So here's what we're going to do:

We will hold a replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) on June 17.  To participate,
submit your team (10 warriors, design-your-own, one of each style).  When we receive 
your team "rollup", we will send you back warrior overviews.  Your strategies for the 
Replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) are due June 17.  We will process all ten 
rounds, one after another, and mail all results later that week.  The costs and 
Bloodgames rules will remain the same. 

In addition to this, we will also hold another Bloodgames (DM 95), but this one will 
process as a slow arena.  Design your teams in the same way:  10 warriors, design-
your-own, one warrior of each fighting style.  Managers may submit turn input each 
round for their warriors, similar to the Face-to-Face style Bloodgames (no challenges, 
only Bloodfeuds).  Your strategies for the first round of the Arena Bloodgames (DM 95) 
are due on June 24.  This arena will run ten rounds, once every four weeks.

The Summer Face-to-Face is coming up and we will hold the regularly scheduled Face-to-
Face style and Mail-in style Bloodgames there, as well.  We hope everyone will enjoy 
one or more of these Bloodgames arenas!

					  -- RSI    

                        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!