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Date   : 12/07/2011    Duedate: 12/20/2011

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DM 101    TURN 573

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 BRIGHT 3/1513        183  104   2 63.8      SHEWISH BANQUET 98/1515
    LOOK OUT!! 24/1514                        3 SPARF! 20/1069      1121  962  16 53.8
    ARCANE POWER 7/1316                         NOT QUITE 59/1237
    BLUNT FORCE 29/1512                         ROYAL FLUSH 47/146
    C. U. LATER 82/1516                         USELESS TOOLS 54/735
    SERPENTINE INC. 22/802                      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 42/1517
  2 SEA DOGS 21/1446     637  416   5 60.5    4 ZOMBIE SQUA 98/1498   86   88   0 49.4
    SEA DOGS 33/1501                            ZOMBIE SQUAD II II 68/1495
    SEA DOGS 35/1502                          5 ARROGANCE 18/755     492  725  10 40.4
    DUNGEON CELL 42/1470                        UNDER DURESS 64/741
    DUNGEON CELL 4 82/1487                    6 CHILDREN OF 35/1415  751 1254   8 37.5
    DUNGEON CELL 97 82/1497

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, we're here again.  It's a short fight day, which is fine, because it's a
short day all around.  Dark late, dark early, and so cold even a dead man can feel
it!
     Hammerhead had the biggest point gain at thirty.  Culinary had the biggest loss,
also thirty, which is unusual.  That they should match, the usual is for the rise to
be bigger than the fall.  Same fight, by the way.
     Sugar and Spice was most avoided, and Useless Tools avoided them the most.
Okay.
     Fifteen fights, three involving standbys.  Three challenges, all from Royal
Flush.

     HOFFA (18-8478) (18-84-1,65) of ARROGANCE fought CELTIC DRUID (7-5043) (17-11-
0,53) of ARCANE POWER.  HOFFA was viciously subdued by CELTIC DRUID in a crowd
pleasing 4 minute bloody bout.  The price of arrogance, or something.
     DORSAL FINN (42-1662) (4-0-1,13) of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC fought HYDROPONICUS (29-
4605) (14-6-0,59) of BLUNT FORCE.  DORSAL FINN was overpowered by HYDROPONICUS in a 1
minute uneven struggle.  You gotta wonder how these guys make it to the Isle with
records like that.  Tourney fights, no doubt.
     A.O. HELL (54-2523) (28-14-2,85) of USELESS TOOLS fought MEAN SPIRIT (101-5) (0-
0-0,70) of the Legion of Standbys.  A.O. HELL overcame MEAN SPIRIT in a popular 2
minute gruesome conflict.  Good.
     CULINARY (82-17479) (15-25-0,70) of C. U. LATER fought HAMMERHEAD (35-4129) (25-
28-2,30) of SEA DOGS.  CULINARY was demolished by HAMMERHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided
brawl.  This is the fight that saw the greatest movement in the ranks.
     BAKED CONVINCIA (98-2341) (11-8-4,26) of SHEWISH BANQUET fought POOP SLINGER
(24-4478) (13-3-0,50) of LOOK OUT!!  BAKED CONVINCIA was viciously subdued by POOP
SLINGER in a 3 minute conflict.  And for today, I'd avoid that baked dessert.  No
telling what might be in it.
     OWAIN HARLSON (35-3130) (58-100-1,114) of CHILDREN OF LLYR fought ASSUR (18-
7821) (31-82-2,134) of ARROGANCE.  OWAIN HARLSON overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute one-
sided match.  Second time's the charm?

     SURLY DECKHAND (21-6568) (50-58-1,135) of SEA DOGS fought HUW AP HUW (35-3030)
(45-120-1,120) of CHILDREN OF LLYR.  SURLY DECKHAND was overpowered by HUW AP HUW in
a 3 minute one-sided fight.  Good gods, is this Huw's winning streak just starting?
     SHARK BAIT (33-7652) (26-15-0,108) of SEA DOGS fought MONTY PYTHON (22-5939)
(26-11-1,142) of SERPENTINE INC.  SHARK BAIT was vanquished by MONTY PYTHON in an
action packed 1 minute uneven fight.  Looks like bait for sharks does not work on
pythons.
     ROWDY YOBBO (20-3429) (35-42-1,167) of SPARF! fought DOMINION (98-2058) (20-25-
3,123) of ZOMBIE SQUAD 3.  ROWDY YOBBO viciously subdued DOMINION in an action packed
4 minute gruesome melee.  That's rowdiness for you.  No respect.
     RUBBER BULLET (54-2503) (29-10-1,188) of USELESS TOOLS fought LONG-NECKED LARRY
(101-22) (0-0-0,181) of the Legion of Standbys.  RUBBER BULLET savagely defeated
LONG-NECKED LARRY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.  Good again.  We don't want the
standbys getting swelled heads.
     PHONELESS CORD (54-2018) (40-26-0,204) of USELESS TOOLS fought NAIHREN (101-27)
(0-0-0,240) of the Legion of Standbys.  PHONELESS CORD was devastated by NAIHREN in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.  Well, so much for avoiding swelled heads.

The challenges:
     ACE OF BASE (47-6905) (17-10-0,85) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged HOFFA (18-9369)
(24-53-0,91) of ARROGANCE.  Up 6.  ACE OF BASE was luckily beaten by HOFFA in an
action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.  Right, when a hoffa wins, it's luck.
Everyone says that.
     JACK KNIFE (47-6694) (21-12-1,117) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged MANIPULATOR (64-
3490) (42-73-5,113) of UNDER DURESS.  Down 4.  JACK KNIFE subdued MANIPULATOR in a 2
minute Challenge melee.  Close.
     DON KING (47-5374) (33-30-3,190) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged SMOKE (68-5868) (40-
33-0,194) of ZOMBIE SQUAD II II.  Up 4.  DON KING viciously subdued SMOKE in a crowd
pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.  The crowd was so pleased at getting some clean
air that they awarded Don King a... I don't know what it is.  A thing.  A... do-
hickey.  I'm sure it's unique.

For the title:
     PRISONER 0484 (82-49671) (40-54-1,211) of DUNGEON CELL 97 fought IMMOVEABLE
OBJECT (59-2110) (41-15-1,184) of NOT QUITE.  PRISONER 0484 devastated IMMOVEABLE
OBJECT in a 3 minute one-sided Title fight.  Our congratulations to 0484.

                                       Olaf

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PRISONER 0484 82-49671       41  54  1  233  DUNGEON CELL 97 (1497)     DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DON KING 47-5374             34  30  3  204  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 RUBBER BULLET 54-2503        30  10  1  194  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
 PHONELESS CORD 54-2018       40  27     190  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
 SMOKE 68-5868                40  34     189  ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (1495)  FIREHOLD

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 59-2110    41  16  1  179  NOT QUITE (1237)           ILLIS
 ROWDY YOBBO 20-3429          36  42  1  169  SPARF! (1069)              SEAM

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONTY PYTHON 22-5939         27  11  1  150  SERPENTINE INC. (802)      SOLVEN
 HUW AP HUW 35-3030           46 120  1  141  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 OWAIN HARLSON 35-3130        59 100  1  134  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 DOMINION 98-2058             20  26  3  130  ZOMBIE SQUAD 3 (1498)      SYVYN'S HILL
 JACK KNIFE 47-6694           22  12  1  122  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 SURLY DECKHAND 21-6568       50  59  1  117  SEA DOGS (1446)            SUNSET
 ASSUR 18-7821                31  83  2  114  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
 MANIPULATOR 64-3490          42  74  5  113  UNDER DURESS (741)         KURUKAR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHARK BAIT 33-7652           26  16     111  SEA DOGS (1501)            NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HOFFA 18-9369                25  53      99  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 A.O. HELL 54-2523            29  14  2   87  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
 ACE OF BASE 47-6905          17  11      85  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 CELTIC DRUID 7-5043          18  11      67  ARCANE POWER (1316)        BONSUR
-THE SUN 3-6307               13   2      62  BRIGHT (1513)              OSKSI
 HYDROPONICUS 29-4605         15   6      61  BLUNT FORCE (1512)         LAPUR
 HAMMERHEAD 35-4129           26  28  2   60  SEA DOGS (1502)            MURSKA
 HOFFA 18-8478                18  85  1   57  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
 POOP SLINGER 24-4478         14   3      54  LOOK OUT!! (1514)          ZORPUNT
 CULINARY 82-17479            15  26      40  C. U. LATER (1516)         DWES EG
 BAKED CONVINCIA 98-2341      11   9  4   30  SHEWISH BANQUET (1515)     SYVYN'S HILL
 DORSAL FINN 42-1662           4   1  1   17  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (1517) RODEKI

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sucked off to Talahya!  Ridiculous. -- Math op Owain and Tavis Cadfalson

Olaf -- I feel insulted!  Surely I'm as much of an old fart, or MORE, than Math! --
Huw ap Huw

Katrina was a pretty little woman.  Well, she still is, of course.  Anyway, I
couldn't hit her.  It would have been wrong. -- Huw ap Huw

Assur -- Well, hell.  I couldn't be expected to defeat a mega-manager! -- Owain
Harlson
P.S.  Well-cooked eggs drop just the same as badly-cooked ones.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DON KING viciously subdued SMOKE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
JACK KNIFE subdued MANIPULATOR in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
ACE OF BASE was luckily beaten by HOFFA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
PRISONER 0484 devastated IMMOVEABLE OBJECT in a 3 minute one-sided Title fight.
PHONELESS CORD was devastated by NAIHREN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
RUBBER BULLET savagely defeated LONG-NECKED LARRY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
ROWDY YOBBO viciously subdued DOMINION in a action packed 4 minute gruesome melee.
SHARK BAIT was vanquished by MONTY PYTHON in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SURLY DECKHAND was overpowered by HUW AP HUW in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
OWAIN HARLSON overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BAKED CONVINCIA was viciously subdued by POOP SLINGER in a 3 minute conflict.
CULINARY was demolished by HAMMERHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
A.O. HELL overcame MEAN SPIRIT in a popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.
DORSAL FINN was overpowered by HYDROPONICUS in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
HOFFA was viciously subdued by CELTIC DRUID in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   4 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        33 -  26 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  28 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  28 -  0      22  |

Turn 573 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DON KING 47-5374           34  30  3  204 ROYAL FLUSH (146)
WALL OF STEEL    RUBBER BULLET 54-2503      30  10  1  194 USELESS TOOLS (735)
AIMED BLOW       PHONELESS CORD 54-2018     40  27  0  190 USELESS TOOLS (735)
TOTAL PARRY      SMOKE 68-5868              40  34  0  189 ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (1495)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROWDY YOBBO 20-3429        36  42  1  169 SPARF! (1069)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MONTY PYTHON 22-5939       27  11  1  150 SERPENTINE INC. (802)
PARRY-STRIKE     HUW AP HUW 35-3030         46 120  1  141 CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 21-6568     50  59  1  117 SEA DOGS (1446)
PARRY-LUNGE      A.O. HELL 54-2523          29  14  2   87 USELESS TOOLS (735)
SLASHING ATTACK  ACE OF BASE 47-6905        17  11  0   85 ROYAL FLUSH (146)

The overall popularity leader is HUW AP HUW 35-3030.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CELTIC DRUID 7-5043.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROWDY YOBBO 
20-3429, DON KING 47-5374, PRISONER 0484 82--15865, POOP SLINGER 24-4478, HUW AP HUW 
35-3030, RUBBER BULLET 54-2503, ACE OF BASE 47-6905, A.O. HELL 54-2523, SMOKE 
68-5868, and MANIPULATOR 64-3490.

The least popular fighter this week was DORSAL FINN 42-1662.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHARK BAIT 33-7652, CULINARY 82-17479, ASSUR 18-7821, OWAIN 
HARLSON 35-3130, PHONELESS CORD 54-2018, HAMMERHEAD 35-4129, BAKED CONVINCIA 98-2341, 
SURLY DECKHAND 21-6568, HYDROPONICUS 29-4605, and JACK KNIFE 47-6694.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  ILLIS(59)            0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           3  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       2  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     0  2 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  TROCAR(54)           2  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CELTIC DRUID 7-5043         18  11  0   67  ARCANE POWER (1316)        BONSUR
 ASSUR 18-7821               31  83  2  114  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
 ROWDY YOBBO 20-3429         36  42  1  169  SPARF! (1069)              SEAM

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SURLY DECKHAND 21-6568      50  59  1  117  SEA DOGS (1446)            SUNSET
 MONTY PYTHON 22-5939        27  11  1  150  SERPENTINE INC. (802)      SOLVEN
 POOP SLINGER 24-4478        14   3  0   54  LOOK OUT!! (1514)          ZORPUNT
 HYDROPONICUS 29-4605        15   6  0   61  BLUNT FORCE (1512)         LAPUR
 SHARK BAIT 33-7652          26  16  0  111  SEA DOGS (1501)            NIATOLI ISLAND
 HUW AP HUW 35-3030          46 120  1  141  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 DORSAL FINN 42-1662          4   1  1   17  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (1517) RODEKI
 DON KING 47-5374            34  30  3  204  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 RUBBER BULLET 54-2503       30  10  1  194  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
 IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 59-2110   41  16  1  179  NOT QUITE (1237)           ILLIS
 MANIPULATOR 64-3490         42  74  5  113  UNDER DURESS (741)         KURUKAR
 SMOKE 68-5868               40  34  0  189  ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (1495)  FIREHOLD
 PRISONER 0484 82--15865     41  54  1  233  DUNGEON CELL 97 (1497)     DWES EG
 DOMINION 98-2058            20  26  3  130  ZOMBIE SQUAD 3 (1498)      SYVYN'S HILL

                        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!