AD Date : 12/06/2011 Duedate: 12/19/2011 STORM ROCK ARENA DM 107 TURN 10 RANK TEAMS W L K % RANK TEAMS W L K % 1 FUCHI OWNED 81/346 7 4 0 63.6 5 SEA DOGS 1/300 11 9 0 55.0 2 COLOR ME SUA 42/365 48 31 0 60.8 SEA DOGS 18/309 CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364 DUNGEON CELL 42/347 3 DARQUE AGES 81/335 14 10 0 58.3 6 OF WOLF AND 81/343 21 20 1 51.2 DARQUE FORCES 31/318 7 MID EARTH 29/316 17 20 0 45.9 DARQUE FORCES 45/348 YAMA BUSHI 30/317 IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349 CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374 4 END 13/298 22 18 1 55.0 8-VIKINGS 10/355 8 18 0 30.8 SHEPHERDS 18/359 SENTINELS 7/354 NEXT GENERATION 58/368 NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310 FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360 DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM Reflections by the Champion of the Horn Delaware Run tried to submit a column this cycle, but Four of Spades had him bound, gagged, wrapped in aluminum foil, buried to his neck in sand, and subjected to continual readings of Vogon poetry. Apologies. -- CMS and CFO Management REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER Some days the clerks in the Commission office amaze me. Came the Split, and they hauled everyone from Storm Rock off to Talahya! I think they're jealous of our relative autonomy out here. And I *hope* we've gotten everybody back who should be here. So, let's take a look at things. Biggest rise in the ranks: Lazy Lookout, twenty-one points. Biggest drop: Arioch, twelve. Shepherds were most avoided, and of those avoiding them, Mid Earth were doing it the most. It doesn't *look* like anyone was most challenged. Okay. Fifteen fights with two standbys, and five challenges. I've heard, by the way, that there's a movement afoot to get us our *own* standbys, so we don't have to import them any longer. That would be good. FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (18-10-1,88) of DARQUE AGES fought THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (17-12-1,45) of COLOR ME SUAVE. FAN ZHEN devastated THE HYPHEN-DASH in a 1 minute uneven duel. It was a good question asked of Hyphen-Dash today: punctuation, or footrace? Inquiring minds want to know. GAD (18-9239) (28-21-1,71) of SHEPHERDS fought JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (30-10- 0,33) of COLOR ME SUAVE. GAD viciously subdued JELLO KNUCKLES in an action packed 3 minute gory fight. Anybody could've told Knuckles that his choice of jello for the day (lime) was a lemon. THE BRIDE (45-4180) (26-10-1,108) of DARQUE FORCES fought ZEVRAN (81-1258) (22- 28-1,98) of OF WOLF AND MAN. THE BRIDE devastated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched bout. Some women will do anything to catch a man. LAZY LOOKOUT (42-4504) (32-26-1,126) of DUNGEON CELL fought RAGGEDY ANN (45- 4148) (33-10-0,127) of DARQUE FORCES. LAZY LOOKOUT viciously subdued RAGGEDY ANN in an exciting 3 minute brutal contest. Lazy got the most points for this win of anybody fighting here today. Darned if I know why; it looked even to me. FROO-FROO (18-9589) (40-31-3,148) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought EVANGELION (59-2340) (20-17-1,129) of IMPROVED ILLUSION. FROO-FROO demolished EVANGELION in a 1 minute mismatched match. It's all that marabou, confuses all opponents the way it flutters. Well, and also draws stares of blank amazement: it isn't often you see armor trimmed with pink marabou. PLANKTON (18-9748) (27-27-2,121) of SEA DOGS fought VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (25-13-1,117) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS. PLANKTON overcame VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a 2 minute gory bout. Timely. GRATH (81-581) (31-14-1,177) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (30-22-0,115) of CENTER FOR OLDS. GRATH viciously subdued PINCH BLISTER in a popular 5 minute brutal fight. Aha! Got that fly, finally! Er, sorry, a distraction. Everyone should look out for Pinch, who held the higher-ranked Grath to FIVE minutes of hard fighting before surrendering. FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) (63-41-2,190) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL (107-28) (0-0-0,200) of Fine Imported Standbys. FOUR OF SPADES vanquished ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel. This Four is getting some, ah, extreme notions here. But if Sandoval couldn't talk him down, well, I guess we'll just have to live with them. MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (49-40-4,224) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought RIRORNI COOK (107-24) (0-0-0,181) of Fine Imported Standbys. MOIST TOWELETTE devastated RIRORNI COOK in a 1 minute one-sided competition. No surprise, as Rirorni Cooks aren't much given to the "clean hands" school of kitchen work. I'd be surprised if any one of 'em has an idea what to do with a moist towelette. And since the Towelette had some very clear ideas what to do with THEM, well... as you see. The challenges: LHISSON (29-5456) (28-24-0,78) of MID EARTH challenged 1977 AMC MATADOR (42- 4116) (39-29-0,86) of COLOR ME SUAVE. Up 8. LHISSON was bested by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 2 minute Challenge brawl. Run down in the streets of our boomtown! We could probably use a speed limit here. JEHLCH (29-5528) (23-19-2,96) of MID EARTH challenged ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (37-29-0,112) of COLOR ME SUAVE. Up 16. JEHLCH was bested by ALMOST PRETTY in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge fight. Amazing, Almost looks nearly... um, amazing when liberally splashed with blood. Even more than almost. JOSH (18-9109) (21-7-0,99) of SHEPHERDS challenged DOMINATRIX (81-583) (26-16- 3,127) of OF WOLF AND MAN. Up 28. JOSH was overpowered by DOMINATRIX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel. The question is, did Josh enjoy this experience? HEINRIK (81-1257) (28-24-1,150) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged ARIOCH (81-996) (27-20-3,166) of OF WOLF AND MAN. Up 16. HEINRIK viciously subdued ARIOCH in an action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge battle. This was the fight that caused Arioch to drop like an out-of-season melon. RINDEL (29-5346) (29-21-0,161) of MID EARTH challenged TING-TING (81-776) (31- 16-0,165) of FUCHI OWNED. Up 4. RINDEL was bested by TING-TING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight. Could I say that Ting-Ting rang his bell? For the title: DELAWARE RUN (42-4400) (76-54-5,260) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought SHINY PENNY (32- 3789) (59-109-2,181) of FOUND IN THE SAND. DELAWARE RUN vanquished SHINY PENNY in an exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight. Good work, Delaware. I'll send you a cake with a dagger baked into it so you can get loose and do your own column, okay? Larkin CHAMPION OF THE HORN W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY DELAWARE RUN 42-4400 77 54 5 266 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430 50 40 4 230 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI GRAND CHAMPIONS W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234 64 41 2 206 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI -ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84 41 20 188 DRAGONBANE GUILD (334) SHADOWSPIRE SHINY PENNY 32-3789 59 110 2 182 FOUND IN THE SAND (360) ARVAT GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY GRATH 81-581 32 14 1 179 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) SHADOWSPIRE TING-TING 81-776 32 16 176 FUCHI OWNED (346) SHADOWSPIRE HEINRIK 81-1257 29 24 1 170 CLAN LONGBEARD (374) SHADOWSPIRE RINDEL 29-5346 29 22 161 MID EARTH (316) LAPUR FROO-FROO 18-9589 41 31 3 155 CENTER FOR OLDS (364) TALCAMA ARIOCH 81-996 27 21 3 154 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) SHADOWSPIRE GRAND ADEPTS W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504 33 26 1 147 DUNGEON CELL (347) RODEKI DOMINATRIX 81-583 27 16 3 137 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) SHADOWSPIRE PINCH BLISTER 18-9859 30 23 132 CENTER FOR OLDS (364) TALCAMA PLANKTON 18-9748 28 27 2 132 SEA DOGS (309) TALCAMA EVANGELION 59-2340 20 18 1 127 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349) ILLIS RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148 33 11 123 DARQUE FORCES (348) STORMCROWE ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496 38 29 118 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI -OBROJOBO 7-5869 20 19 1 117 SENTINELS (354) BONSUR THE BRIDE 45-4180 27 10 1 115 DARQUE FORCES (348) STORMCROWE VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623 25 14 1 114 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY JOSH 18-9109 21 8 99 SHEPHERDS (359) TALCAMA JEHLCH 29-5528 23 20 2 98 MID EARTH (316) LAPUR ZEVRAN 81-1258 22 29 1 95 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) SHADOWSPIRE 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116 40 29 92 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI GRAND INITIATES W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY FAN ZHEN 81-1288 19 10 1 90 DARQUE AGES (335) SHADOWSPIRE GAD 18-9239 29 21 1 79 SHEPHERDS (359) TALCAMA LHISSON 29-5456 28 25 79 MID EARTH (316) LAPUR -BOWTIE BOB 81-930 21 10 2 75 FUCHI OWNED (346) SHADOWSPIRE -LITTLE BROTHER 73-3375 16 20 1 69 THE FAMILY TREE (358) ERINIKA -AZAGHAL 81-1223 20 21 67 DRAGONBANE GUILD (334) SHADOWSPIRE -CAJETAN 7-6036 18 14 1 64 SENTINELS (354) BONSUR THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499 17 13 1 48 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554 30 11 41 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE Gladiatorial Commission -- Why?!?! I thought that I had everything worked out just perfect for my warriors and now one of them is missing! -- Master Darque All -- Hopefully, Raggedy Ann will be back this turn and there will not be anymore hiccups with my warriors running. -- Master Darque Pinch Blister -- I have no explanation for that one. I am not a better warrior than The Bride and you made short work of her. Also, I'm on about my fourth fight where I haven't hit a train. Disappointment and disbelief for the holiday season! -- Evangelion 1977 AMC Matador -- I think my grandfather had one of your brothers for a while... a Barcelona? perhaps. -- The Bride The Hyphen-Dash -- So... are you a race or a punctuation mark(s) -- Fan Zhen All -- I'm in a level of DM known as Gladiatorial Purgatory. I'm neither here nor there; heaven nor hell. It's so-so at its best and worst. Not bad, but also not that good either. -- Raggedy Ann Arioch - And they say I have an anger problem. - Virginia Dominatrix - Count me in for more of that! - Josh Jehlch -- Apparently my initial success here in Storm Rock against PLs was nothing more than an illusion. -- Gad LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS RINDEL was bested by TING-TING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight. HEINRIK viciously subdued ARIOCH in a action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge battle. JOSH was overpowered by DOMINATRIX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel. JEHLCH was bested by ALMOST PRETTY in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge fight. LHISSON was bested by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 2 minute Challenge brawl. DELAWARE RUN vanquished SHINY PENNY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight. MOIST TOWELETTE devastated RIRORNI COOK in a 1 minute one-sided competition. FOUR OF SPADES vanquished ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel. GRATH viciously subdued PINCH BLISTER in a popular 5 minute brutal fight. PLANKTON overcame VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a 2 minute gory bout. FROO-FROO demolished EVANGELION in a 1 minute mismatched match. LAZY LOOKOUT viciously subdued RAGGEDY ANN in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest. THE BRIDE devastated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched bout. GAD viciously subdued JELLO KNUCKLES in a action packed 3 minute gory fight. FAN ZHEN devastated THE HYPHEN-DASH in a 1 minute uneven duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 6 SLASHING ATTACK 18 - 9 - 0 67 | |PARRY-LUNGE 4 LUNGING ATTACK 37 - 20 - 0 65 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 BASHING ATTACK 25 - 17 - 1 60 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 STRIKING ATTACK 15 - 11 - 0 58 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 PARRY-RIPOSTE 16 - 13 - 0 55 | |AIMED BLOW 3 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 13 - 0 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 21 - 24 - 0 47 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 21 - 1 36 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 8 - 19 - 0 30 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 10 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: SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 3 2 BASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 5 - 1 AIMED BLOW 0 - 3 2 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK DELAWARE RUN 42-4400 77 54 5 266 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) STRIKING ATTACK MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430 50 40 4 230 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) LUNGING ATTACK FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234 64 41 2 206 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) TOTAL PARRY GRATH 81-581 32 14 1 179 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) PARRY-RIPOSTE RINDEL 29-5346 29 22 0 161 MID EARTH (316) SLASHING ATTACK FROO-FROO 18-9589 41 31 3 155 CENTER FOR OLDS (364) WALL OF STEEL ARIOCH 81-996 27 21 3 154 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) PARRY-LUNGE LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504 33 26 1 147 DUNGEON CELL (347) AIMED BLOW JOSH 18-9109 21 8 0 99 SHEPHERDS (359) The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789. The most popular warrior this turn was ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496. The ten other most popular fighters were LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504, GAD 18-9239, TING-TING 81-776, HEINRIK 81-1257, JEHLCH 29-5528, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, GRATH 81-581, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, PLANKTON 18-9748, and LHISSON 29-5456. The least popular fighter this week was THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499. The other ten least popular fighters were ZEVRAN 81-1258, EVANGELION 59-2340, JOSH 18-9109, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, ARIOCH 81-996, FAN ZHEN 81-1288, THE BRIDE 45-4180, FROO-FROO 18-9589, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, and DOMINATRIX 81-583. Arena (Number) W L K Arena (Number) W L K Arena (Number) W L K TALCAMA(18) 3 2 0 RODEKI(42) 6 2 0 DAL SHANG(65) 0 1 0 LAPUR(29) 0 3 0 STORMCROWE(45) 1 1 0 SHADOWSPIRE(81) 5 2 0 ARVAT(32) 0 1 0 ILLIS(59) 0 1 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA W L K PNTS TEAM NAME CITY FROO-FROO 18-9589 41 31 3 155 CENTER FOR OLDS (364) TALCAMA RINDEL 29-5346 29 22 0 161 MID EARTH (316) LAPUR SHINY PENNY 32-3789 59 110 2 182 FOUND IN THE SAND (360) ARVAT DELAWARE RUN 42-4400 77 54 5 266 COLOR ME SUAVE (365) RODEKI RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148 33 11 0 123 DARQUE FORCES (348) STORMCROWE EVANGELION 59-2340 20 18 1 127 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349) ILLIS VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623 25 14 1 114 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG GRATH 81-581 32 14 1 179 OF WOLF AND MAN (343) SHADOWSPIRE A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 12 political points a'pumpin' 11 TVs a'workin' 10 free duels of credit 9 ABs to challenge 8 criticals a'connectin' 7 scums a'dyin' 6 skills a'maxin' 5 A.D. invites 4 lucky warriors 3 size on replacement 2 proxied TCs And a quarterstaff from a pear tree. May your days be merry, And your wins be often. The Consortium 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!