DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2003    Duedate: 10/04/2003

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIESEL
HAWKS (466)
(1-6973) [22-19-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIESEL                         ABYSSINIAN
HAWKS (466)                    CAT'S MEOW (522)
(1-6973) [22-19-1,119]         (1-7043) [3-1-0,85]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAN NEXT DOOR                  MAN NEXT DOOR
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
(1-6987) [19-34-1,102]         (1-6987) [19-34-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HAWKS (466)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (540)   30
2. RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)       29      THE APPRENTICES (524)
3. HAWKS (466)                 21      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (506)            20
5. ANGELS OF DOOM (550)        18      ANGELS OF DOOM (550)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ANGELS OF DOOM (550)       1   0  1  100   1/ 7 HAWKS (466)               7  3 0
 2/ 1*CAT'S MEOW (522)           7   1  0 87.5   2/ 3*RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)     7  6 1
 3- 2 COURTS OF CHAOS (194)     31  15  1 67.4   3/ 6 DARK TOADS (506)          6  2 0
 4- 3*BELLYRIPPERS (391)         4   2  0 66.7   4/ 5 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)   6  6 1
 5/ 4 THE APPRENTICES (524)     97  59  5 62.2   5/ 2*CAT'S MEOW (522)          5  1 0
 6/ 5 DARK TOADS (506)         101  64  3 61.2   6/ 1 THE APPRENTICES (524)     5  5 1
 7/11*BLOOD OF THE SPIDE (540)   9   6  1 60.0   7/ 8 SOUL HAREM (337)          5 10 0
 8/ 6 HAWKS (466)              301 208 17 59.1   8/12*BLOOD OF THE SPIDE (540)  4  1 1
 9/ 7 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)  315 281 24 52.9   9/ 4 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   4 11 1
10- 9 TASTE THE PAIN (217)      61  60  3 50.4  10/ 0*ANGELS OF DOOM (550)      1  0 1
11-10 REVELATIONS (509)         16  16  2 50.0  11-10 TASTE THE PAIN (217)      1  0 0
12/13*RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)     11  12  2 47.8  12-11*BELLYRIPPERS (391)        1  0 0
13/12 SOUL HAREM (337)          34  42  5 44.7  13- 9 REVELATIONS (509)         1  0 0
14/15 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  316 478 11 39.8  14-15 COURTS OF CHAOS (194)     0  1 0
15-16*WENSINWASIN X (546)        0   3  0  0.0  15-16*WENSINWASIN X (546)       0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well folks, I graduate.  TigToad was always surprised by how well I fought throughout
my career...it just turns out that he often ran me right on favorites.  Speaking of
which, I am: 11-17(1)-8-15-17-4-13 PL.  Good/Good with favs of Mod/Mod SS and Riposte
learns.  Riposte learns are a great thing for a parry-lunge.  Too bad I've only ever
learned a single defense skill in my career.  It's parry or nothing for me.  I won't
be fighting this turn.  Unless my replacement is really good, I expect the Dark Toads
will be down to 2 warriors again.  If I get a really good replacement, I'll try one
more time with the other two in the dark arena. -- Earl of Huntington

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to THE APPRENTICES, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the HAWKS stable.  It was a tough week for THE APPRENTICES, to drop 
5 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, HAWKS has advanced 6 
places in the rankings.  BLOOD OF THE SPIDER is no joke as it posted a 3-0-1 week 
advancing from 12th place to 8th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for HARBRINGER, who 
flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing AUNT KNUCKLES like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was SYLITH, who 
dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BLUE SIOBHAN.  
Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  EARL OF 
HUNTINGTON did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all the 
crowds, DIESEL took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid SOUL HAREM, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does MORDANT really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause CAT'S MEOW 
beats feet every time SOUL HAREM smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, 
but if challenges were votes, MAN NEXT DOOR would be president.  Although it may be a 
contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the MORDANT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIESEL 6973                  22  19  1   119       HAWKS (466)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHYNA 7052                   18   8  0   106       HAWKS (466)
-MURGEN 7283                  13  16  0   106       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
 MAN NEXT DOOR 6987           19  34  1   102       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-MR. GOODBAR 6575              9   5  0   100       TASTE THE PAIN (217)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABYSSINIAN 7043               3   1  0    85       CAT'S MEOW (522)
 RICHARD PLANTAGENET 6881     16  20  0    84       DARK TOADS (506)
 VLADIMIR 7061                14   6  1    77       THE APPRENTICES (524)
 DENNIS 7068                  13  14  2    76       HAWKS (466)
 RAGDOLL 7039                  4   0  0    72       CAT'S MEOW (522)
 TATTOOED DANCER 5060          8   5  1    70       SOUL HAREM (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAMMAW 7045                 12  27  0    63       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE EUNUCH 5000               8   7  0    63       SOUL HAREM (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SIOBHAN 4997             7   8  2    55       SOUL HAREM (337)
 FACELESS 7268                11   6  1    50       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
 LITTLE FAIR LEA 4999          9   6  2    47       SOUL HAREM (337)
 BODY SWIRL 7372               4   1  0    45       RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)
-LE PETIT MORT 6598            7   6  0    38       TASTE THE PAIN (217)
 SYLITH 7357                   5   4  1    34       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD TEPISH 7374              4   1  0    32       RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)
-GRUMSLUSH 2362                6   2  0    31       COURTS OF CHAOS (194)
 SMEDS 7358                    5   4  0    29       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
-CARLO DI VENOSA 7056          3   3  0    27       THE APPRENTICES (524)
-FURIOUS IMPOSTOR 7027         2   1  0    27       REVELATIONS (509)
 WINSTON 7055                  5   2  1    26       THE APPRENTICES (524)
-ANNA 6939                     3   4  1    25       REVELATIONS (509)
 FURIE 7244                    2   1  1    25       BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (540)
 AVALLACH 7054                 3   2  1    24       THE APPRENTICES (524)
 WAR MACHINE 7241              2   1  0    24       BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (540)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DINIAN 7057                   4   4  0    22       THE APPRENTICES (524)
-FROZEN CARCASE 7015           4   0  0    22       REVELATIONS (509)
 HAYDAN 7356                   4   7  1    20       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 GREY GHOST 7243               2   1  0    20       BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (540)
 THAI DEI 7393                 3   1  0    19       THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
-DORGLE 2361                   5   3  0    18       COURTS OF CHAOS (194)
 MYGGEN 7360                   4   1  0    18       HAWKS (466)
 HARBRINGER 7398               1   0  1    18       ANGELS OF DOOM (550)
-GET MY BASHON 7013            2   0  0    17       REVELATIONS (509)
-CINNAMON GIRL 6648            3   0  0    16       TASTE THE PAIN (217)
-DARK HELM 7242                2   1  0    15       BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (540)
 ALAN A DALE 7406              2   1  0    14       DARK TOADS (506)
 WHISPER SOFTLY 7421           1   0  0    11       RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)
-GARRICK 5735                  1   0  0    11       BELLYRIPPERS (391)
-MAGENTAS ANTIAK 7364          0   2  0    10       WENSINWASIN X (546)
-PEACHPIT FIEND 6626           2   3  0     9       TASTE THE PAIN (217)
-RASPUTIN 5733                 2   0  0     9       BELLYRIPPERS (391)
 PYSA 7385                     2   2  0     8       HAWKS (466)
-WILL SCARLET 7353             1   0  0     6       DARK TOADS (506)
-DEMONKIN 7240                 1   2  0     5       BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (540)
-REGINALD WILDER 5736          1   0  0     3       BELLYRIPPERS (391)
 CHALEUR 7415                  0   3  0     3       SOUL HAREM (337)
-PLATORIAN 7361                0   1  0     1       WENSINWASIN X (546)
 CHE CHE HAKOSHO 7420          0   1  0     1       RIDERS OF CHAOS (547)
 NUMBER TWO 7422               0   1  0     1       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-TRIM MARQUEST 5732            0   1  0     1       BELLYRIPPERS (391)
-OGRE 5734                     0   1  0     1       BELLYRIPPERS (391)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLEN SNOTNOSE 549      0  1 0   1                   FURIE 7244            479 NONE    
BUGSPRAY 7383          2  5 0 HOMICIDAL MANIACS 121 WINSTON 7055          479         
FLYSWATTER 7384        2  4 0 HOMICIDAL MANIACS 121 AUNT KNUCKLES 7370    478         
AUNT KNUCKLES 7370     1  4 1 RIDERS OF CHAOS 547   HARBRINGER 7398       479         
DOG FISH 7373          1  1 1 RIDERS OF CHAOS 547   AVALLACH 7054         476 JUST REV
CHRIS ANN THE MO 7408  0  2 0 RIDERS OF CHAOS 547   HAYDAN 7356           477 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Body Swirl -- That is a very peculiar image, and I don't think it's a valid one.
Besides, it's too chaotic.  Chaos is bad, except for chaos theory, which is something
quite different.  If we were meant to understand chaos theory, it would be more
orderly. -- Haydan

Earl of Huntington -- (drawing in his breath with a hiss)  You TOAD!  You're trying
to turn MY neighborhood into a loathly swamp, a morass of warts and slimey skin!  I
WON'T HAVE IT!  I will GET you for this, you toad! -- Man Next Door

Vladimir -- My, my!  What a peculiar attraction you have!  I'm all confused.  (soft
sigh)  I haven't been this confused since I was a mere child of sixteen...I love it.
-- Grammaw, feeling young again

Aunt Knuckles -- Wow, you swatted that fly so hard you broke the swatter!  Good work.
The replacement is rotten, of course, worse than the 'Swatter, but I'm used to that.
-- Nick

Chaleur -- You observe, I can also serve as hair spray, for those who want elaborate
hairdos WITHOUT the resident bugs and mice. -- Bugspray

Earl of Huntington -- Good work on defending the throne.  After all, you wouldn't
want to see the Man Next Door up there, would you? -- Nick

Body Swirl -- (startled look)  You think I CARE?  I suppose replacements COULD be
worse, but not easily. -- Nick

Abyssinian -- Nice record.  I'd love to see how much tourney experience you and your
teammate have to back up that recognition.  Anyway, well fought. -- Richard
Plantagenet

Nick -- If it makes you feel better, my 2-3 man team is not for tourney prep. --
TigToad

Mordant -- Nothing like a fight in the dark to focus a warrior.  Faceless learned 3
skills as opposed to her usual 1 and finally figured out her favorite weapon (because
it wasn't the one she used on the Dark Champion so there's only one left).  I think
we'll keep her around a bit more and see if she can't match the Earl of Huntington's
record by the time she becomes Duelmistress.... -- Darkfist

Saucy Jack -- Well...this time Sylith was just too stupid to realize she shoulda lost
that one.  A 9 wit will do that I guess. -- Darkfist

Magentas Antiak -- Not bad.  A few more skills and I won't be able to scum you like
that! -- Smeds

A TP kills a Basher...who'da thunk it?

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BODY SWIRL devastated AVALLACH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
VLAD TEPISH vanquished HAYDAN in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Bloodfeud battle.
THE EUNUCH was vanquished by RICHARD PLANTAGENET in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
VLADIMIR was savagely defeated by MAN NEXT DOOR in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
FACELESS was vanquished by DENNIS in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CHYNA devastated ABYSSINIAN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DIESEL handily defeated TATTOOED DANCER in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
GRAMMAW lost to RAGDOLL in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BLUE SIOBHAN vanquished SYLITH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LITTLE FAIR LEA overpowered THAI DEI in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
MYGGEN was defeated by SMEDS in a 2 minute match.
WINSTON narrowly killed BUGSPRAY in a 2 minute bloody competition.
WAR MACHINE devastated SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
GREY GHOST devastated SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FURIE easily killed SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AUNT KNUCKLES was assassinated by HARBRINGER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
PYSA overcame CHE CHE HAKOSHO in a 5 minute amateur's bout.
ALAN A DALE slimly won victory over CHALEUR in a exciting 3 minute novice's brawl.
WHISPER SOFTLY demolished NUMBER TWO in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  29 -  4      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  17 -  3      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  22 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 479 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DIESEL 6973                22  19  1  119 HAWKS (466)
BASHING ATTACK   CHYNA 7052                 18   8  0  106 HAWKS (466)
AIMED BLOW       ABYSSINIAN 7043             3   1  0   85 CAT'S MEOW (522)
WALL OF STEEL    VLADIMIR 7061              14   6  1   77 THE APPRENTICES (524)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAGDOLL 7039                4   0  0   72 CAT'S MEOW (522)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EUNUCH 5000             8   7  0   63 SOUL HAREM (337)
PARRY-LUNGE      FACELESS 7268              11   6  1   50 THE BLACK COMPANY (544)
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 MAN NEXT DOOR 6987.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALAN A DALE 
7406, WHISPER SOFTLY 7421, VLAD TEPISH 7374, DENNIS 7068, RAGDOLL 7039, LITTLE FAIR 
LEA 4999, MYGGEN 7360, BUGSPRAY 7383, HARBRINGER 7398, and CHE CHE HAKOSHO 7420.

The least popular fighter this week was PYSA 7385.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AUNT KNUCKLES 7370, THAI DEI 7393, SYLITH 7357, TATTOOED DANCER 5060, 
ABYSSINIAN 7043, FACELESS 7268, THE EUNUCH 5000, HAYDAN 7356, AVALLACH 7054, and 
NUMBER TWO 7422.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

DIESEL (1-6973) HAWKS (466)

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

EARL OF HUNTINGTON (1-6897) DARK TOADS (506)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STORMBRINGER 318 (192-100-0)           9  3  0         ROGUES               
NAMELESS TOOK 3195 (143-55-4)          7  3  0         DARK GUARDIANS       
GOD-EMPEROR OF BOB 6104 (48-32-0)      1  4  0         MINIONS OF BOB       
MAGSMAN 2615 (68-40-2)                 0  5  0         ROGUES               

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE UNHOLY CHILD 3810 (138-50-1)       3  4  0         THE REVELATION       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANDYACID 2545 (71-67-1)               5  3  0         TASTE THE PAIN       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SORROW 2863 (26-21-2)                  3  3  0         SWEORDMASTERS        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEVERMORE 5260 (16-18-2)               1  3  0         LAB EXPERIMENTS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MUMPHY CHICK 5487 (11-1-0)             6  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    
KOGITSUNE MARU 5298 (16-10-0)          2  3  0         SWEORDMASTERS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CIARAN 7176 (13-5-1)                   2  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     
SNAG 6519 (5-6-0)                      2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      
2000 YR. OLD MAN 4521 (7-2-0)          1  3  0         CARNIVAL FREAKS      
LORD BLEEDS 6520 (8-3-0)               0  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FURIOUS IMPOSTOR 7027 (2-0-0)          3  3  0         REVELATIONS          
PAPER WASP 7259 (6-2-2)                1  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG-HEADED KAT 7110 (4-0-0)            6  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP 4     
WAR MACHINE 7241 (1-1-0)               4  3  0         BLOOD OF THE SPIDER  

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THINREDONE 5751 (0-0-0)                7  3  0         LAB EXPERIMENTS      
MAGENTAS ANTIAK 7364 (0-0-0)           5  3  1         WENSINWASIN X        
SWALLOWTAIL 7387 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST