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Date   : 05/20/2014    Duedate: 06/02/2014

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 74

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  352  244   2 59.1      SAND DANCERS 51/253
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      THE MOONDOGS 10/247
  2 YAMA BUSHI 30/317     88   90   0 49.4      GOLDEN CANYON 26/254
    CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374                       THE ILLUMINATI 37/46
  3 VIKINGS 10/355       119  135   1 46.9      CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/251
    SENTINELS 7/354                             BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 46/255
    DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334                     CHAN CHI MONASTERY 53/250
  4-KILLER TUNES 65/256    6    7   1 46.2      CHAN CHI MONASTERY 65/120
    THE MONGOLOIDS 9/406                        CHAN CHI MONASTERY 2 65/122
  5 BLUE MOON 9/249     1652 2171  21 43.2      THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS 19/395
    REFUGEES 65/151                           6 END 13/298           146  200   1 42.2
    REFORMERS 64/252                            VEGGIES 3/372
    THE FAMILY 43/248                           SHEPHERDS 18/359
    SAND DANCERS 65/78                          PALINDROMES 73/405
    SAND DANCERS 74/36                          ALASTARIAN IDOL 10/363
    SAND DANCERS 75/37                          NEXT GENERATION 58/368
    SAND DANCERS 76/38                          FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
    SAND DANCERS 77/72                          BASH BROS CHILDREN 38/407
    SAND DANCERS 78/43                          GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    SAND DANCERS 46/270

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Olaf Modeen showed up and tried to do the spy report.  Not gonna happen.  At
least, not today.  It's too pleasant a day to let that dead guy in.
     Significant point movements:  Azaghal, up 15.  Mauli Lama down 11.  Different
fights.
     Center for Olds may conceivably have been avoided by Sentinels.  If so, good
work.  Nobody was most challenged, or even challenged at all.  Yep, thirteen fights,
NO challenges, four standbys.  Coulda been worse, we could have been Andorak.  Beh.

     WONTON NOT NOW (73-6069) (15-9-0,54) of PALINDROMES fought MAULI LAMA (7-6292)
(16-17-1,59) of SENTINELS.  WONTON NOT NOW overpowered MAULI LAMA in a 1 minute one-
sided duel.  Thus Mauli's drop.  Maybe he needs to meditate?  Or something with
prayer flags.
     REDDIG (81-1838) (23-9-0,78) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought CAPTURED PIRATE KING (107-
2) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  REDDIG devastated CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.  I should hope so!  Those Captured Pirate
Kings are easy meat.  The tough ones don't get captured.
     ARUGULA (3-7180) (26-29-2,131) of VEGGIES fought JAKLAK (81-1430) (30-23-0,118)
of CLAN LONGBEARD.  ARUGULA viciously subdued JAKLAK in an exciting 3 minute brutal
contest.  And yet, it's quite a decent veggie.  Good for you, and all that.
     LUC STARWALKER (58-6100) (47-42-0,177) of NEXT GENERATION fought RIRORNI COOK
(107-24) (0-0-0,181) of Fine Imported Standbys.  LUC STARWALKER was narrowly defeated
by RIRORNI COOK in an exciting 1 minute match.  Tcha.  You should never accept a
snack from the Cook right before a fight.  I thought everyone knew that.
     THE UPRIGHT MAN (10-5185) (35-46-0,165) of ALASTARIAN IDOL fought TELGOR (107-
27) (0-0-0,200) of Fine Imported Standbys.  THE UPRIGHT MAN was overpowered by TELGOR
in a 1 minute one-sided melee.  Interesting, I would have bet there were standbys of
closer rank, the Rirorni Cook for one.
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (42-62-1,195) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS fought GOJIRO
(107-31) (0-0-0,220) of Fine Imported Standbys.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA vanquished GOJIRO
in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.  No soothing fables from Gojiro!

     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (54-50-0,203) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ANZAHANZEK (7-
6204) (32-26-0,189) of SENTINELS.  JELLO KNUCKLES viciously subdued ANZAHANZEK in an
action packed 3 minute gory duel.  Tell me, Anza, did it feel like you were trying to
swing your weapon through a tub of jello?  I'm told that's, um, difficult.
     POCKET NEWS (19-5364) (28-27-0,195) of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS fought OZAWINDIB (7-
6212) (35-23-0,172) of SENTINELS.  POCKET NEWS handily defeated OZAWINDIB in an
action packed 1 minute uneven fight.  Handy for Ms. Pocket, anyway.
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (90-144-2,204) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought 1977 AMC
MATADOR (42-4116) (71-61-0,155) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  SHINY PENNY vanquished 1977 AMC
MATADOR in an exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.  Matador may be able to turn on a
dime, but a Penny is another matter.
     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (43-44-1,186) of SENTINELS fought PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (47-
69-0,186) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  OBROJOBO overpowered PINCH BLISTER in a crowd pleasing
1 minute one-sided fight.  Popped blisters, what a mess.
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (104-49-4,230) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought JOSH (18-9109)
(44-50-0,209) of SHEPHERDS.  MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished JOSH in a 1 minute mismatched
brawl.  This Towelette really cleans up around here.
     AZAGHAL (81-1223) (48-42-1,233) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought RUTH (18-10121) (46-
32-0,203) of SHEPHERDS.  AZAGHAL savagely defeated RUTH in an exciting 5 minute gory
melee.  Not "savagely," make that "ruthlessly defeated."

For the title:
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (86-44-0,236) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought GAD (18-9239)
(57-58-1,234) of SHEPHERDS.  ALMOST PRETTY was viciously subdued by GAD in a crowd
pleasing 2 minute Title fight.  Aha!  Congratulations to Gad, and I will hope to see
a column next time.  Although this arena has a tradition of not producing columns.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GAD 18-9239                  58  58  1  263  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     105  49  4  241  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       55  50     211  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          91 144  2  209  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   43  62  1  209  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364          29  27     206  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 JOSH 18-9109                 44  51     204  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 RUTH 18-10121                46  33     198  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              44  44  1  197  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        86  45     196  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 ANZAHANZEK 7-6204            32  27     191  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        47  70     176  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100       47  43     174  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 OZAWINDIB 7-6212             35  24     169  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185      35  47     164  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     71  62     156  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARUGULA 3-7180               27  29  2  140  VEGGIES (372)              OSKSI
 JAKLAK 81-1430               30  24     117  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REDDIG 81-1838               24   9      80  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069       16   9      67  PALINDROMES (405)          ERINIKA

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAULI LAMA 7-6292            16  18  1   48  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Shepherd Refuses Interview!  "No Comment" says Gad.  Story on page 7.

Pocket News -- Keep those issues coming.  We read your articles every week (though I
won't tell you we cheat and doing it while standing in line and don't actually pay
for it). -- Assur

Pocket News -- And I'd like to see you on the sands every turn, too, if you fight
that badly! -- Gad

Moist Towelette -- Look.  I'm clean and shiny.  I really don't need your help any
more. -- Shiny Penny

Pinch Blister -- I'm back to make your life a nightmare. -- Josh

Jello Knuckles -- Those knuckles are a lot harder than I thought they'd be. --
Virginia

Ozawindib -- Hmmm, back to the drawing board. -- The Upright Man

1977 AMC Matador -- Do that again and I'll smear myself all over the INSIDE. --
Arugula

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALMOST PRETTY was viciously subdued by GAD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title fight.
AZAGHAL savagely defeated RUTH in a exciting 5 minute gory melee.
MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished JOSH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
OBROJOBO overpowered PINCH BLISTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHINY PENNY vanquished 1977 AMC MATADOR in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
POCKET NEWS handily defeated OZAWINDIB in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
JELLO KNUCKLES viciously subdued ANZAHANZEK in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA vanquished GOJIRO in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE UPRIGHT MAN was overpowered by TELGOR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LUC STARWALKER was narrowly defeated by RIRORNI COOK in a exciting 1 minute match.
ARUGULA viciously subdued JAKLAK in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest.
REDDIG devastated CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
WONTON NOT NOW overpowered MAULI LAMA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  25 -  0      34  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn  74 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        3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                58  58  1  263 SHEPHERDS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430   105  49  4  241 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
TOTAL PARRY      JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554     55  50  0  211 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
BASHING ATTACK   SHINY PENNY 32-3789        91 144  2  209 FOUND IN THE SAND (360)
WALL OF STEEL    POCKET NEWS 19-5364        29  27  0  206 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               44  51  0  204 SHEPHERDS (359)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 18-10121              46  33  0  198 SHEPHERDS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  OBROJOBO 7-5869            44  44  1  197 SENTINELS (354)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANZAHANZEK 7-6204          32  27  0  191 SENTINELS (354)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AZAGHAL 81-1223.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARUGULA 3-7180, 
JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, ANZAHANZEK 7-6204, GAD 18-9239, ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496, 
OBROJOBO 7-5869, POCKET NEWS 19-5364, RUTH 18-10121, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, and 
SHINY PENNY 32-3789.

The least popular fighter this week was MAULI LAMA 7-6292.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185, OZAWINDIB 7-6212, JOSH 18-9109, 1977 
AMC MATADOR 42-4116, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069, REDDIG 81-1838, 
JAKLAK 81-1430, LUC STARWALKER 58-6100, and VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 0  ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  3 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           2  2 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      2  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  3 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARUGULA 3-7180              27  29  2  140  VEGGIES (372)              OSKSI
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             44  44  1  197  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185     35  47  0  164  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 GAD 18-9239                 58  58  1  263  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364         29  27  0  206  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         91 144  2  209  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    105  49  4  241  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100      47  43  0  174  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  43  62  1  209  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069      16   9  0   67  PALINDROMES (405)          ERINIKA
 JAKLAK 81-1430              30  24  0  117  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

                        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!