Date   : 12/06/2011    Duedate: 01/02/2012


DM-83    TURN-60

This Weeks Top Honors


(83-158) [22-25-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VODI                           ALMENDRAS
OLLIS HEROES (27)              BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
(83-158) [22-25-1,118]         (83-353) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YODA                           YODA
OLLIS HEROES (27)              OLLIS HEROES (27)
(83-274) [10-16-0,66]          (83-274) [10-16-0,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLDIES (5)                  44
2. OLLIS HEROES (27)           27      OLDIES (5)
3. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          26      Unchartered Team
4. SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)     -18

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               206  94  8 68.7   1/ 2 OLDIES (5)               10  5 1
 2/ 3 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    59  41  2 59.0   2/ 3 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    8  4 0
 3/ 2*BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)   14  10  0 58.3   3/ 1*BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)   8  6 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        97  98  4 49.7   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        6  9 0
 5/ 0 OLLIS HEROES (27)        114 119  5 48.9   5/ 0 OLLIS HEROES (27)         3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): SVEN of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): MOSGIEL of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 59): BLACK LIGHTNING II (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 242): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 58): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Accordion went to the Isle and suddenly I found myself in a title fight.
I'm glad, although my manager (and I use the word with some sarcasm) didn't really
want it.
     As you all can see from the Stylemasters list, I use the Total Parry style.  And
honestly, I'm pretty scummy, though I do hit my opponents sometimes.  I want to point
out that Cracker Jacks went down from his wounds, not from exhaustion.
     Since we Van came here, we've said very little.  We are men of few words, and
our native tongue is not spoken here. This will be my 25th fight, and I don't think
I've written an ad.  And now, I have to do a DM column.  Please pardon the girly-
noise, but... EEK!
     I'll probably be fighting a stand-in, since the only Challenger Champion is one
of my teammates.  Some of the stand-ins are actually fairly tough, but the odds are
that I'll be here again next time.  So I have to think of more to say!  Again, EEK!
     Enough girly noises.  I'm going to go practice so I don't get beaten by a stand-

Sven of the Van

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TELORINTHE games.  Former top team BLACK LIGHTNING II 
was unseated this week as OLDIES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 4-1-0 record for the round.  CIRCLE K caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested FABER CASTELL and was awarded 18 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CUSTODIAN put down SLIGHT 
ADJUSTMENT, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  The city 
has turned out in honor of VODI, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  MIDDLE WAY 21 is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding MIDDLE WAY 21.  Indeed it was OLDIES.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  BERTHOLD take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TELORINTHE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VODI 158                     22  25  1   118       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIS NAHR 291               20  19  1   102       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 BERTHOLD 314                 18   7  2   102       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN 309                     14  11  0    90       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 CRACKER JACKS 303            10   9  1    89       OLDIES (5)
 SAM TALL 293                 18  21  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SANGER 315                   16   9  0    76       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YODA 274                     10  16  0    66       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308          10   5  1    61       OLDIES (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERIC 311                      7   8  0    49       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 INDIANA JONES 297             6   7  0    37       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 LIFE SCOUT 316                9   5  0    34       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUSTODIAN 325                 3   6  0    32       OLDIES (5)
 MELANIE OBERN 324             6   4  1    30       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 ALMENDRAS 353                 2   1  0    28       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOUTHBOUND 334                3   2  0    24       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEN10 306                     4   1  2    22       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 PETRO SALM 337                4   4  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 BOOLUUGY 333                  3   2  0    20       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 CIRCLE K 354                  1   0  0    18       OLDIES (5)
 ROSANA SABEL 326              3   6  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 FABER CASTELL 335             3   2  0    11       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT 336         3   2  0    11       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 HARRY POTTER 317              0   2  0     2       OLLIS HEROES (27)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fo those who were interested, Accordion's faves were: HA, Hi/Lo, Riposte. -- Coach

Congrats to Sven, suddenly the DM.  Kudos to the STV team. -- Coach

Bandit Prince -- You were no match for my loud bellows and superior squeeze. --
Accordion, retired

Sven -- I had my chance, but couldn't do it.  You are the better warrior and deserve
the title. -- Cracker Jacks (drowning his sorrows in Dr. Pepper)

Moris Nahr -- Well, I guess you showed me!  Well done. -- Contract Bridge (hoping for
a better deal next time)

Booluugy -- Uh, wow!  You are quite the speciman!  I had just enough merit badges to
hold you off.  Whew! -- Life Scout

Melanie Obern -- Wham, bam, and back to the toilets for me!  You fought superbly! --

Amazingly, in our small arena, we had 9 of 10 styles fight last turn.  No bashers? --

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all.  May your New Year be filled with fun
and prosperity. -- Coach and The Oldies

Cracker Jacks -- Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize?  The prize was being
Duelmaster.  An honor I really wasn't looking for.  But thanks for the challenge. --

Kung-Fu Master -- Yes, I know you're a stand-in.  But you should work on your
parries. -- Berthold

     That isn't allowed. -- Arenamaster Salgreid

Sam Tall -- I didn't mean that bit about sending you to Ahringol.  Tried to hit you
very lightly, that last time. -- Sanger

Faber Castell -- Honestly, I was not aiming for your neck. -- Eric

Accordion -- Besides, I'm tone-deaf. -- Morris Nahr

Life Scout -- Yeah.  Me, I always wanted to be a Girl Scout. -- Petro Salm

Contract Bridge -- Well, we WERE playing with MY deck.  I never play cards with
someone else's deck.  Just asking for trouble. -- Moris Nahr

Sanger -- Heck. -- Sam Tall
P.S.  You short types are just jealous.

Custodian -- And now YOUR clock is clean, too.  This is good.  They can chime in
tandem. -- Melanie Obern

Southbound -- At this time of year, I should HOPE so!  I'd go myself, if I got the
chance. -- Rosana Sabel

Almendras -- Ah... almonds?  I do like almonds, though not marzipan. -- Petro Salm
P.S.  Sorry if I'm off base there, but I'm being distracted by a fly.  One of those
flies that goes around and around and back and forth, and never LANDS so I can SWAT
IT.  It's one of the more annoying curses of the universe, even worse than closed

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRACKER JACKS was bested by BERTHOLD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CUSTODIAN devastated SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SVEN was handily defeated by VODI in a 3 minute one-sided Title match.
SAM TALL won victory over YODA in a popular 3 minute master's brawl.
MORIS NAHR overpowered SANGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CONTRACT BRIDGE devastated MELANIE OBERN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ERIC bested ALMENDRAS in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
INDIANA JONES savagely defeated SOUTHBOUND in a 4 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
LIFE SCOUT unbelievably bested ROSANA SABEL in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
PETRO SALM vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HARRY POTTER was beaten by BOOLUUGY in a 1 minute novice's melee.
BEN10 overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FABER CASTELL was bested by CIRCLE K in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  13 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn  60 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             20  19  1  102 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
WALL OF STEEL    BERTHOLD 314               18   7  2  102 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
TOTAL PARRY      SVEN 309                   14  11  0   90 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
STRIKING ATTACK  CRACKER JACKS 303          10   9  1   89 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                 16   9  0   76 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YODA 274.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
YODA 274.  The ten other most popular fighters were INDIANA JONES 297, ROSANA SABEL 

The least popular fighter this week was MELANIE OBERN 324.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SANGER 315, SVEN 309, SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT 336, BEN10 306, HARRY 

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOA JALLER 183 (13-19-0)               1  3  0         OLLIS HEROES         

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AVATAR 283 (7-8-1)                     6  3  1         OLLIS HEROES         
3RD AND 98 142 (7-3-0)                 1  3  0         BAD SIGNS            
BLOODY STOOL 143 (11-6-0)              0  2  0         BAD SIGNS            

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

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

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

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

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

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

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

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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