DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2003    Duedate: 07/26/2003

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CIARAN
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-7176) [14-5-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CIARAN                         STUPENDOUS MAN
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         LAME SUPERHEROES (516)
(1-7176) [14-5-1,106]          (1-6996) [4-3-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAN NEXT DOOR                  SNAG
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
(1-6987) [17-31-1,92]          (1-6519) [6-6-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL HAREM (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HAWKS (466)                 32
2. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      26      HAWKS (466)
3. SOUL HAREM (337)            21      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MAN (478)       16
5. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         15      LAME SUPERHEROES (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE MOTHERSHIP 4 (476)     7   3  1 70.0   1/ 1 SOUL HAREM (337)          9  6 2
 2/ 4*LAME SUPERHEROES (516)     8   5  2 61.5   2/ 5 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       5  0 2
 3- 2*SOULTAKER OLYMPICS (532)   3   2  1 60.0   3/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)     5  1 0
 4/ 3 HAWKS (466)              288 201 17 58.9   4/ 8 HAWKS (466)               5  2 0
 5/ 5 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)  306 274 23 52.8   5/ 4 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   5 10 0
 6/ 6 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      291 285 36 50.5   6/ 9 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    5 10 0
 7/ 7 SOUL HAREM (337)          25  26  5 49.0   7/ 2 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)   3  8 0
 8- 8*REVELATIONS (509)         14  15  2 48.3   8- 6*THE MOTHERSHIP 4 (476)    2  0 0
 9/ 9 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    45  56  5 44.6   9- 7*REVELATIONS (509)         2  0 0
10/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (478)     18  23  0 43.9  10/10*LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    2  1 0
11/11 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  306 463 10 39.8  11-11*SOULTAKER OLYMPICS (532)  1  1 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, 
observe THE BLACK COMPANY.  Last week they got 0-3-0 to drop by 5!  What's a move up 
by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
HAWKS.  MANNEQUIN'S BEST had cause to celebrate, after SWALLOWTAIL got 19 points by 
beating FLYSWATTER.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SWALLOWTAIL was 
winsome, after beating FLYSWATTER and seeing him lose 11 points.  Those who hoped for 
a new Duelmaster were disappointed by DIESEL, of HAWKS, who despite a 18-19-1 
couldn't overcome MORDANT's Number 1.  Word has it one team in MORDANT is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of THE BLACK 
COMPANY should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, SOUL HAREM scurried away from THE BLACK COMPANY.  Oh, 
the shame!  If challenges were horses, THE EUNUCH could open up a fast food joint!  
Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  THE EUNUCH will 
face MAN NEXT DOOR, up by 30.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  If THE EUNUCH had 
subdued MAN NEXT DOOR, it'd be a hero, but since it lost we just laugh at it.  Tough 
break.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Those who owe 
KOGITSUNE MARU of SWEORDMASTERS money and had written her off, take note:  she'S BACK 
FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND she'S MAD!!!  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in MORDANT would I 
avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in MORDANT is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
MORDANT, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Conan's 
Place.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIARAN 7176                  14   5  1   106       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MURGEN 7283                  13  16  0   106       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
 DIESEL 6973                  18  19  1    93       HAWKS (466)
 MAN NEXT DOOR 6987           17  31  1    92       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 DENNIS 7068                  12  11  2    92       HAWKS (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUMPHY CHICK 5487            11   1  0    86       LEGENDS OF STEELE (371)
 CHYNA 7052                   15   7  0    84       HAWKS (466)
 TATTOOED DANCER 5060          7   1  1    79       SOUL HAREM (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD BLEEDS 6520              9   3  0    66       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
 WISPER 5753                   5   1  1    60       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 FACELESS 7268                10   3  0    57       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAMMAW 7045                  9  25  0    56       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 THE EUNUCH 5000               5   5  0    56       SOUL HAREM (337)
 SNAG 6519                     6   6  0    52       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
 VORTEX 7245                   7   4  1    47       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 BLUE SIOBHAN 4997             5   5  2    47       SOUL HAREM (337)
-BIG-HEADED KAT 7110           4   0  0    37       THE MOTHERSHIP 4 (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPER WASP 7259               6   3  2    31       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 LITTLE FAIR LEA 4999          6   4  2    30       SOUL HAREM (337)
 STUPENDOUS MAN 6996           4   3  1    28       LAME SUPERHEROES (516)
-ANNA 6939                     3   4  1    25       REVELATIONS (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS IMPOSTOR 7027         2   0  0    24       REVELATIONS (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLITH 7357                   3   2  1    23       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
 SWALLOWTAIL 7387              1   0  0    19       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-GET MY BASHON 7013            2   0  0    17       REVELATIONS (509)
 HAYDAN 7356                   2   4  0    15       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 JEJUNE 7386                   1   0  0    13       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-HEADSNAPPER 6576              1   2  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
 TYPHOID MARY 5091             2   4  0    10       SOUL HAREM (337)
-FROZEN CARCASE 7015           2   0  0    10       REVELATIONS (509)
 SMEDS 7358                    2   3  0     9       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
 MYGGEN 7360                   1   0  0     6       HAWKS (466)
-SNAPPERHEAD 6561              0   4  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (478)
 FLYSWATTER 7384               1   1  0     4       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 BUGSPRAY 7383                 0   2  0     2       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACK DEVIN 556        0  1 0   1                   WISPER 5753           474 NONE    
BOMANZ 7271            7  5 0 THE BLACK COMPANY 544 VORTEX 7245           470 REVENGED
THE AMAZON 570         0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KOGITSUNE MARU 5298   474 NONE    
LUCRECE 7228           7  7 0 HOMICIDAL MANIACS 121 BOTTLE SWALLOWIN 7149 472 NONE    
BOTTLE SWALLOWIN 7149  3  2 1 SOULTAKER OLYMPIC 532 TATTOOED DANCER 5060  473         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sylvester -- Professionally speaking, I hope wasn't too much for you riding on Bottle
Swallowing.  Mismatch indeed. -- Saucy Jack, yr. ob'd'nt 'umble mgr., Soul Harem

Grammaw -- Hope that didn't hurt too much.  I'm a gentleman.  Well...give or take,
more or less.... -- The Eunuch

Darkfist -- Thank you.  I've been fond of this team for a long time, with high hopes
for their success and performance.  Methinks, however, there were a Freudian slip in
yon post? -- Saucy Jack

Lord Bleeds -- I asked for a challenge, not an ass-kicking.  I guess I'll be more
careful about my requests in the future. -- Siobhan

Haydan -- Holy beans, I won! -- Typhoid Mary

Wisper -- Meanie. -- Little Fair Lea

Ciaran -- You floosie!  You benighted offspring of a <deleted> and a <deleted>!
You're LOWERING THE PROPERTY VALUES!  Don't DO that on MY LAWN! -- Man Next Door

The Eunuch -- What a distressing concept.  Disgusting.  Why am I using a war flail? 
I hate the things. -- Grammaw

Frozen Carcase -- You'll be SORRY, you know.  You'll thaw out, and then you'll wish
you had me for a friend, but I won't BE there. -- Bugspray

Typhoid Mary -- Do you have a license to do that?  You're going about it all wrong, you know. -- Haydan

Slen Snotnose -- Whappity whappity WHAP! -- Flyswatter

Sylvester -- I know how it goes.  You go along thinking, "Okay, I can count on
Lucrece being active, I can probably defeat her, and anyway she's good for three or
more skills most days, so...."  And then the sword slips, and she's taught her last
skill.  (shrug)  I appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge what happened, but I

gotta say, it happens to my warriors a LOT.  I can live with it, even if she can't.
And I'll be bringing other good teachers up through the ranks, slowly, of course, but
that's what MAKES them good teachers! -- Nick

Sylith -- You have been misinformed.  All the others on the team are, indeed, maniacs
(you should see Grammaw in the kitchen!), but I'm quite sane.  In fact, I am probably
the only sane person in Mordant. -- Haydan

Faceless -- Do you think cookies grow on TREES, girl? -- Grammaw

Ed. -- What did you think I meant, youngster?  You have to remember that no one, not
even an editor, is perfect, but the older you get and the more experience you have,
the closer you come.  Which means I am more perfect than you are, and I KNOW these
things. -- Grammaw

     I may not be perfect, but I have a nice blue pencil and I'm not afraid to use
     it. -- Ed.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOGITSUNE MARU delivered the death blow upon THE AMAZON in a 1 minute fight.
TATTOOED DANCER vanquished FACELESS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
THE EUNUCH was demolished by MAN NEXT DOOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
VORTEX was devastated by LORD BLEEDS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PAPER WASP was devastated by BLUE SIOBHAN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
TYPHOID MARY was overpowered by STUPENDOUS MAN in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
CIARAN bested DIESEL in a 1 minute veteran's Title competition.
DENNIS handily defeated CAPTAIN ELOY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
CHYNA vanquished SILISA THE SNAKE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRAMMAW vanquished SYLITH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WISPER executed BLACK DEVIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SNAG savagely defeated LITTLE FAIR LEA in a exciting 3 minute bloody match.
HAYDAN overcame SMEDS in a 4 minute contest.
BUGSPRAY was subdued by MYGGEN in a 1 minute gory amateur's match.
FLYSWATTER was handily defeated by SWALLOWTAIL in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
JEJUNE vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  13 -  3      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  22 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  0      35  |

Turn 474 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CIARAN 7176                14   5  1  106 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
STRIKING ATTACK  DENNIS 7068                12  11  2   92 HAWKS (466)
BASHING ATTACK   CHYNA 7052                 15   7  0   84 HAWKS (466)
SLASHING ATTACK  WISPER 5753                 5   1  1   60 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
PARRY-LUNGE      FACELESS 7268              10   3  0   57 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
WALL OF STEEL    VORTEX 7245                 7   4  1   47 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAN NEXT DOOR 6987.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SNAG 6519.  The ten other most popular fighters were DENNIS 7068, LITTLE 
FAIR LEA 4999, HAYDAN 7356, LORD BLEEDS 6520, MAN NEXT DOOR 6987, BLUE SIOBHAN 4997, 
GRAMMAW 7045, TATTOOED DANCER 5060, STUPENDOUS MAN 6996, and CIARAN 7176.

The least popular fighter this week was FLYSWATTER 7384.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUGSPRAY 7383, SYLITH 7357, PAPER WASP 7259, THE EUNUCH 5000, FACELESS 
7268, SWALLOWTAIL 7387, WISPER 5753, DIESEL 6973, TYPHOID MARY 5091, and VORTEX 7245.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

KOGITSUNE MARU (1-5298) SWEORDMASTERS (138)