DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 05/17/2014    Duedate: 05/30/2014

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 636

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 TOON INN 21/1355     425  177   4 70.6      MASTERS OF MELODY 21/1346
    DAPHNE'S LADIES 5/16                        THE MENTORS' TOY BOX 10/1350
    BOOGIE NIGHTS 43/1361                     5 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  593  751   9 44.1
    BUFFY'S DINER 32/1357                     6 GORMENGHAST 69/1362  105  134   2 43.9
    CHUCK'S PINUPS 1/1347                       ANIMAL PHARM 18/1348
    THOSE WHO RULE 12/1352                      LOBOTOMATION 12/1354
    GLAD TO MEAT YOU 41/1359                    VELVET GREEN 11/1351
    WISH YOU WERE BEER 7/1349                   SATANIC WEHRMACHT 35/1358
    WISH YOU WERE BEER 12/1353                  HAND ON YOUR HEART 29/1356
  2 MY EX-WIFE 2/372     207  136   3 60.3    7-U.A.K. 38/313         65  115   1 36.1
    MY MAIN MEN 11/379                          ROMAN EMPIRE 37/300
    MY MAIN MEN 84/1363                         OLD SCHOOL TOONS 36/1269
    A PROPER SALUTE 84/1364                   8 JOHNS 5/927         1495 2709  26 35.6
    DEALER'S CHOICE 42/1360                     AUTHORS 21/749
  3 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   60   52   0 53.6      JUST BECAUSE 38/1151
    LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305                    THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
  4 THE MENTORS 10/408   134  128   4 51.1

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 636): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): THE BELL of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): ALBERT KING of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 758): GENFUL of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HASTIGHET of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 744): HAMMER FINGER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 743): MONTEREY JACK of ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 709): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 698): JELLY BELLY of SHEWISH CANDY (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 325): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 691): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 642): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): CARLESS BEAR of DARSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 753): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 636): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 758): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr,)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 754): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): MACINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 758): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): THE HOLY LEGION (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 744): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 743): PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 709): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 698): FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 325): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 691): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 642): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 635) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 636): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 730): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 749): LEGIONAIRE of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 742): HILLARY of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
               (turn 741): KRAKO of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 709): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 691): ONE EYED JACK of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 584): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 276): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                      Reflections by the Keeper of the Runeblade

     The raspberries and corn are planted, along with some gourds.  Today I have two
more fruit trees to plant, then some onions, and then I don't know what.  Maybe then
it's time to start weeding.  There are some troublesome thistles trying to take over
the vineyard.  Philthry is still refusing to pee on the baby fruit trees, so I have
to swab them with rabbit repellent.
     I fought Mark.  He was doing fine, and then at the last minute he stopped doing
fine and I won.

Tolais Deepheart

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Good afternoon!

     I'm pleased to welcome a fresh manager back to this arena.  I'm told he goes by
"the Dealer," or used to do so.  Please correct me if I'm mistaken.  Hello!  Thanks
to you, we have had 21 fights today instead of the usual 15.

There were just two challenge fights today...
     PENGUINICILLIN (18-7224) (17-15-1,67) of ANIMAL PHARM challenged ALOYICIUS (6-
5045) (36-70-2,40) of THE LADY'S LIST.  PENGUINICILLIN was bested by ALOYICIUS in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
     SANDRA DEE (1-7237) (17-5-0,56) of CHUCK'S PINUPS challenged HOFFA (5-4622) (44-
96-0,27) of JOHNS.  SANDRA DEE viciously butchered HOFFA in an action packed 3 minute
Challenge battle.  Hoffa was the only fighter who died this turn.

     And I suspect Tolais Deepheart will be glad give up the honor of being Keeper of
the Runeblade.  TOLAIS DEEPHEART (42-1620) (150-153-0,241) of HIGHLANDERS fought
RICHARD RAMIREZ (11-2325) (42-38-0,228) of MY MAIN MEN.  TOLAIS DEEPHEART was
savagely defeated by RICHARD RAMIREZ in a 2 minute Title duel.  Mr. Ramirez is our
top Slasher now.  Ms Deepheart is still the top Wall of Steel.  Mr. Ramirez is this
turn's favorite fighter.

     It is worth noting that in addition to being the highest-ranked Parry-Riposte,
Constance is also the fighter with the most recognition points.  Well done!

     Our best Striker is H.P. Lovecrafted.  H.P. LOVECRAFTED (12-5182) (46-51-0,215)
of WISH YOU WERE BEER fought PROFESSOR GRIM (10-2613) (36-30-0,192) of THE MENTORS.
H.P. LOVECRAFTED devastated PROFESSOR GRIM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
     Best Lunger is Zakau.  ZAKAU (5-4623) (70-70-0,209) of JOHNS fought STRAP ON
(10-5254) (28-18-1,177) of THE MENTORS' TOY BOX.  ZAKAU overpowered STRAP ON in a
popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
     Two stylemasters in one fight!  SLAYER 3 (10-2530) (40-32-1,190) of THE MENTORS
fought MEN WORKING (38-4189) (85-251-1,201) of JUST BECAUSE.  SLAYER 3 handily
defeated MEN WORKING in an action packed 1 minute uneven fight.  That's the top
Parry-Lunger versus the top Basher.  Men Working is also our overall popularity
leader.
     Despite losing its fight, the little equation is still our highest-ranked Total
Parry.  PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (48-68-0,169) of HIGHLANDERS fought 2 + 2 = 4 (38-
4190) (59-177-1,134) of JUST BECAUSE.  PELIS THE TRUE devastated 2 + 2 = 4 in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched bout.
     As for Bonham, he is our top Aimed Blow.  BONHAM (21-7738) (18-9-1,76) of
MASTERS OF MELODY fought ADOLPH EICHMANN (84-37835) (26-18-0,90) of MY MAIN MEN.
BONHAM was overpowered by ADOLPH EICHMANN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
     Philthry, highest-ranked Parry-Strike, fought one of the Hoffas.  HOFFA (5-4348)
(28-166-0,69) of JOHNS fought PHILTHRY (42-2079) (49-43-0,60) of HIGHLANDERS.  HOFFA
was beaten by PHILTHRY in an action packed 1 minute fight.

There were a few more fights which didn't involve stylemasters.
     LADY OF THE LAKE (5-2513) (32-51-1,200) of DAPHNE'S LADIES fought MARK (5-4088)
(77-162-3,198) of JOHNS.  LADY OF THE LAKE viciously subdued MARK in a 2 minute
bloody match.
     KING OF DARKHOLM (12-4856) (50-43-1,200) of THOSE WHO RULE fought SATCHEL (6-
6215) (58-54-2,180) of THE LADY'S LIST.  KING OF DARKHOLM won victory over SATCHEL in
a popular 1 minute duel.
     CLIVE (6-5215) (59-65-5,197) of THE LADY'S LIST fought ZEUS (62-4010) (45-20-
0,161) of LEGION OF LEGEND.  CLIVE was unbelievably bested by ZEUS in a popular 2
minute gory duel.
     NO LIMIT HOLD-EM (42-2887) (27-14-2,198) of DEALER'S CHOICE fought ZANE GREY
(21-4810) (56-91-2,157) of AUTHORS.  NO LIMIT HOLD-EM demolished ZANE GREY in a 2
minute mismatched competition.
     P.M.S. (2-2716) (33-36-1,159) of MY EX-WIFE fought FATALITY (7-5820) (37-26-
0,177) of BRUTAL LEGION.  P.M.S. subdued FATALITY in a 1 minute match.
     MIKEL (6-6190) (47-59-3,123) of THE LADY'S LIST fought DOUBLE-BLIND BAT (18-
7281) (19-4-1,117) of ANIMAL PHARM.  MIKEL was vanquished by DOUBLE-BLIND BAT in a 1
minute mismatched bout.
     STEEL MONKEY (11-5196) (19-7-2,141) of VELVET GREEN fought JUSTIN (6-6179) (42-
67-3,147) of THE LADY'S LIST.  STEEL MONKEY vanquished JUSTIN in a crowd pleasing 1
minute one-sided fray.
     HOFFA (5-4299) (25-104-0,139) of JOHNS fought BORF (84-37868) (21-23-0,100) of A
PROPER SALUTE.  HOFFA was devastated by BORF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

     GAR & BRILL (38-4252) (98-174-2,132) of JUST BECAUSE fought LAUGHING 
BARMAID (104-9) (0-0-0,170) of The Invincibles.  GAR & BRILL was overpowered by
LAUGHING BARMAID in a 1 minute one-sided match.
     SACRIFICIAL KNIFE (29-1302) (15-4-1,69) of HAND ON YOUR HEART fought 
INKEEPER'S SON (104-4) (15-15-0,40) of The Invincibles.  SACRIFICIAL KNIFE demolished
INKEEPER'S SON in a 2 minute gruesome uneven bout.
     ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) (15-7-0,52) of LOBOTOMATION fought DRUNKEN FISHERMAN
(104-1) (20-20-0,50) of The Invincibles.  ILLUMINAUGHTY overcame DRUNKEN FISHERMAN in
a popular 4 minute brutal contest.

That was not much to say, but it's more than usual, so I'm satisfied.  Until next
turn, cheerio!

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RICHARD RAMIREZ 11-2325      43  38     236  MY MAIN MEN (379)          ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CONSTANCE 5-396              88  52     325  DAPHNE'S LADIES (16)       KALTOS
 H.P. LOVECRAFTED 12-5182     47  51     226  WISH YOU WERE BEER (1353)  RIZTAB
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 71  70     219  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SLAYER 3 10-2530             41  32  1  206  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
 LADY OF THE LAKE 5-2513      33  51  1  205  DAPHNE'S LADIES (16)       KALTOS
 KING OF DARKHOLM 12-4856     51  43  1  203  THOSE WHO RULE (1352)      RIZTAB
 NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887     28  14  2  201  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 LENNON 5-4087                55  54  3  199  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    150 154     197  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 MARK 5-4088                  77 163  3  195  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MEN WORKING 38-4189          85 252  1  187  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 ZEUS 62-4010                 46  20     185  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 CLIVE 6-5215                 59  66  5  184  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 PROFESSOR GRIM 10-2613       36  31     184  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SATCHEL 6-6215               58  55  2  180  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 P.M.S. 2-2716                34  36  1  179  MY EX-WIFE (372)           NIANIA
 STRAP ON 10-5254             28  19  1  173  THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (1350)KOLACT
-WUTDAHELL 38-2141            27  17  1  172  U.A.K. (313)               CLIFFHOME
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       49  68     171  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 FATALITY 7-5820              37  27     163  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 ZANE GREY 21-4810            56  92  2  162  AUTHORS (749)              SUNSET
-VENUS 10-4103                25  22  2  159  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
 STEEL MONKEY 11-5196         20   7  2  155  VELVET GREEN (1351)        ARUAK CITY

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CASSIUS LONGINUS 37-2247     21  17  4  143  ROMAN EMPIRE (300)         SIBIKHAS
 JUSTIN 6-6179                42  68  3  137  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 2 + 2 = 4 38-4190            59 178  1  133  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252          98 175  2  132  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 BORF 84-37868                22  23     131  A PROPER SALUTE (1364)     BLACKSTONE
 DOUBLE-BLIND BAT 18-7281     20   4  1  130  ANIMAL PHARM (1348)        TALCAMA
 MIKEL 6-6190                 47  60  3  114  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 HOFFA 5-4299                 25 105     109  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ADOLPH EICHMANN 84-37835     27  18     100  MY MAIN MEN (1363)         BLACKSTONE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SACRIFICIAL KNIFE 29-1302    16   4  1   73  HAND ON YOUR HEART (1356)  LAPUR
 BONHAM 21-7738               18  10  1   72  MASTERS OF MELODY (1346)   SUNSET
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             50  43      71  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALOYICIUS 6-5045             37  70  2   63  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
-GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 21-7642 17   1      62  TOON INN (1355)            SUNSET
 HOFFA 5-4348                 28 167      61  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 ILLUMINAUGHTY 12-5423        16   7      59  LOBOTOMATION (1354)        RIZTAB
 SANDRA DEE 1-7237            18   5  1   58  CHUCK'S PINUPS (1347)      MORDANT
-BARRACUDAFED 18-7627         14   8  2   52  ANIMAL PHARM (1348)        TALCAMA
 PENGUINICILLIN 18-7224       17  16  1   48  ANIMAL PHARM (1348)        TALCAMA
-PORTERHOUSE ARREST 41-4059   35  26  1   47  GLAD TO MEAT YOU (1359)    KATI-TEI
 HOFFA 5-4622                 44  97      33  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
HOFFA 5-4622              44  97  0 JOHNS 927              SANDRA DEE 1-7237         636

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Mark -- It was a good fight, up until the end.  What happened?  You were afraid you'd
have to write a column, so you slacked off?  I'm sorry.  I shouldn't accuse you of
that.  It's just that I can't think of anything to write.  So it'll be gardening
stuff, again. -- Tolais Deepheart

Zakau -- Change your train. -- Pelis the True

Bah!  That innkeeper's son is a young hoodlum.  He snatched my sword when I dropped
it. -- Philthry

     No, he's just anti-littering.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PENGUINICILLIN was bested by ALOYICIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
SANDRA DEE viciously butchered HOFFA in a action packed 3 minute Challenge battle.
TOLAIS DEEPHEART was savagely defeated by RICHARD RAMIREZ in a 2 minute Title duel.
CONSTANCE overpowered LENNON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
H.P. LOVECRAFTED devastated PROFESSOR GRIM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LADY OF THE LAKE viciously subdued MARK in a 2 minute bloody match.
SLAYER 3 handily defeated MEN WORKING in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
KING OF DARKHOLM won victory over SATCHEL in a popular 1 minute duel.
CLIVE was unbelievably bested by ZEUS in a popular 2 minute gory duel.
ZAKAU overpowered STRAP ON in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
NO LIMIT HOLD-EM demolished ZANE GREY in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
P.M.S. subdued FATALITY in a 1 minute match.
PELIS THE TRUE devastated 2 + 2 = 4 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched bout.
MIKEL was vanquished by DOUBLE-BLIND BAT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
STEEL MONKEY vanquished JUSTIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
HOFFA was devastated by BORF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GAR & BRILL was overpowered by LAUGHING BARMAID in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BONHAM was overpowered by ADOLPH EICHMANN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HOFFA was beaten by PHILTHRY in a action packed 1 minute fight.
SACRIFICIAL KNIFE demolished INKEEPER'S SON in a 2 minute gruesome uneven bout.
ILLUMINAUGHTY overcame DRUNKEN FISHERMAN in a popular 4 minute brutal contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  24 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  33 -  1      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -  20 -  0       5  |

Turn 636 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       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RICHARD RAMIREZ 11-2325    43  38  0  236 MY MAIN MEN (379)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONSTANCE 5-396            88  52  0  325 DAPHNE'S LADIES (16)
STRIKING ATTACK  H.P. LOVECRAFTED 12-5182   47  51  0  226 WISH YOU WERE BEER (1353)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 5-4623               71  70  0  219 JOHNS (927)
PARRY-LUNGE      SLAYER 3 10-2530           41  32  1  206 THE MENTORS (408)
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  150 154  0  197 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
BASHING ATTACK   MEN WORKING 38-4189        85 252  1  187 JUST BECAUSE (1151)
TOTAL PARRY      2 + 2 = 4 38-4190          59 178  1  133 JUST BECAUSE (1151)
AIMED BLOW       BONHAM 21-7738             18  10  1   72 MASTERS OF MELODY (1346)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           50  43  0   71 HIGHLANDERS (1341)

The overall popularity leader is MEN WORKING 38-4189.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RICHARD RAMIREZ 11-2325.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLIVE 
6-5215, ILLUMINAUGHTY 12-5423, SANDRA DEE 1-7237, ALOYICIUS 6-5045, NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 
42-2887, LADY OF THE LAKE 5-2513, SLAYER 3 10-2530, ZANE GREY 21-4810, PELIS THE TRUE 
42-3469, and SACRIFICIAL KNIFE 29-1302.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 5-4299.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MIKEL 6-6190, STRAP ON 10-5254, HOFFA 5-4348, BONHAM 21-7738, JUSTIN 
6-6179, 2 + 2 = 4 38-4190, FATALITY 7-5820, MEN WORKING 38-4189, PROFESSOR GRIM 
10-2613, and LENNON 5-4087.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 1  KOLACT(10)           1  2 0  LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  
NIANIA(2)            1  0 0  ARUAK CITY(11)       2  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  3 0  
KALTOS(5)            3  5 0  RIZTAB(12)           3  0 0  RODEKI(42)           3  1 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  4 0  TALCAMA(18)          1  1 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  SUNSET(21)           0  2 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       2  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDRA DEE 1-7237           18   5  1   58  CHUCK'S PINUPS (1347)      MORDANT
 P.M.S. 2-2716               34  36  1  179  MY EX-WIFE (372)           NIANIA
 CONSTANCE 5-396             88  52  0  325  DAPHNE'S LADIES (16)       KALTOS
 CLIVE 6-5215                59  66  5  184  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             37  27  0  163  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SLAYER 3 10-2530            41  32  1  206  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
 RICHARD RAMIREZ 11-2325     43  38  0  236  MY MAIN MEN (379)          ARUAK CITY
 H.P. LOVECRAFTED 12-5182    47  51  0  226  WISH YOU WERE BEER (1353)  RIZTAB
 DOUBLE-BLIND BAT 18-7281    20   4  1  130  ANIMAL PHARM (1348)        TALCAMA
 ZANE GREY 21-4810           56  92  2  162  AUTHORS (749)              SUNSET
 SACRIFICIAL KNIFE 29-1302   16   4  1   73  HAND ON YOUR HEART (1356)  LAPUR
 MEN WORKING 38-4189         85 252  1  187  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887    28  14  2  201  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                46  20  0  185  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 BORF 84--27668              22  23  0  131  A PROPER SALUTE (1364)     BLACKSTONE

                        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!