DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2003    Duedate: 10/08/2003

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SANDMAN
SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
(3-6103) [23-14-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GO FISH                        ALTUN HA
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            UNBELIZEABLE (570)
(3-6020) [21-35-0,108]         (3-6222) [3-2-0,100]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARY RETZLAFF                  ALTUN HA
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
(3-6119) [12-16-1,71]          (3-6222) [3-2-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE NUKES (580)             44
2. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    35      FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
3. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       29      Unchartered Team
4. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         21
5. UNBELIZEABLE (570)          17      THE DEVENGERS (562)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE DEVENGERS (562)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      27  14  2 65.9   2/ 5 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  7  8 1
 3- 3 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  57  34  4 62.6   3/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 0
 4/ 0*THE NUKES (580)            3   2  2 60.0   4/ 6*UNBELIZEABLE (570)        4  5 0
 5- 5 THE BALROGS (121)        527 443 22 54.3   5/ 9 AESIR (164)               4  6 1
 6/ 6 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     98  87  7 53.0   6/ 0*THE NUKES (580)           3  2 2
 7/ 7 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      79  78  1 50.3   7/ 8 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      3  2 0
 8/ 9 AESIR (164)              515 521 35 49.7   8- 2 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  3  3 0
 9/ 4*UNBELIZEABLE (570)         6   7  0 46.2   9- 4 THE BALROGS (121)         2  3 0
10/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      310 473  7 39.6  10/ 0*THE DEVENGERS (562)       1  0 0
11/11 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  54  84  3 39.1  11/10 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      1  2 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.

What the heck am I doing here?!?  I only have 17 FE!  Every active warrior in the
Challenger Champs has more than that just showing in arena record.  Well, at least
most of them are TPs...there ARE an awful lot of TPs here.  What's up with that?  I
didn't expect that in a Delarquan arena.  Not that I'm complaining, mind you!  I need
the TPs just to have a chance of surviving up here.  This means my challenges go to
the top two active TPs in the arena:  Sandman and Go Fish.  Sorry Quicksand, you have
over twice my FE just showing in your arena record and two kills to boot.  I need to
do what I can to survive this premature rise to the top of this arena.

Altun Ha

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt OSKSI will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them 
by 6 into 8th.  GAMES LIBRARY stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 4 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  OSKSI 
welcomes a new team to our ranks, unofficially of course, for now.  But welcome 
nonetheless to THE NUKES.  Let's see what you can do.  And let's see, FREDDY FUNGUS 
fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 21 points and contributed to THE NUKES' 3-2-2.  
RATATOSK has lost to DEEANN RAKOVICH, falling 14 points, while helping make AESIR a 
1-4-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between SANDMAN and our Duelmaster ALTUN 
HA, making a challenge.  We should ask SANDMAN about the thrill of victory, and what 
being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Elefont uses trolls 
in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  AMERICAN APPRAISAL has cause to 
stand tall, as they were OSKSI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided AMERICAN APPRAISAL stable the most?  Believe it 
or not, it was SIMPLY DESSERTS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that SANDMAN from SIMPLY DESSERTS was OSKSI's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that OSKSI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in OSKSI and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in OSKSI again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDMAN 6103                 23  14  0   107       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERRY MULHOLLAND 3747        13   0  0   115       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 GO FISH 6020                 21  35  0   108       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ALTUN HA 6222                 3   2  0   100       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
 STEVE SAX 6120               10  18  0    94       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-PETE HARNISCH 3750           16   7  0    93       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREUBRA 6092                 15  14  0    88       THE BALROGS (121)
 THE MAN 6077                 12   8  1    86       FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
 SIMEARTH 6155                16  13  0    85       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 BIFROST 5645                 17   4  1    79       AESIR (164)
 THOR 5672                    10   6  1    74       AESIR (164)
-BUD SMITH 6022                9   2  2    73       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119           12  16  1    71       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPH 6073                   11  29  0    62       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DAVID CONE 5795               8   7  1    62       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 CARACOL 6221                  3   2  0    62       UNBELIZEABLE (570)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNSCORCH 6279                5   2  0    51       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-YROHK 6191                   10  10  0    50       THE BALROGS (121)
 PUTT PUTT 4977                4   3  0    50       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 FANDRAL 5701                  8   3  0    49       AESIR (164)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          6   5  0    48       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216               7  10  0    46       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 JOHN MAHER 6218               7   9  2    36       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 WHIP SCORPION 6275            6   3  0    35       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 RATATOSK 5752                 6   2  1    34       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND CRABS 6308               3   0  1    33       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-WHELM 6261                    6   2  0    27       THE BALROGS (121)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                5  12  0    27       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORA BORA 6281                4   2  1    23       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
-AMOK 6228                     4   9  1    22       THE BALROGS (121)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            1   0  1    21       THE NUKES (580)
 THE GOALIE 6229               2  13  0    19       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 FROSTY 6314                   1   0  0     9       THE NUKES (580)
 JACK 6317                     1   0  1     8       THE NUKES (580)
 KARATE HORNET 6152            1   0  0     5       THE DEVENGERS (562)
 TWITCH 6316                   0   1  0     1       THE NUKES (580)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 605    0  1 0   1                   JACK 6317             484 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 609  0  1 0   1                   FREDDY FUNGUS 6318    484 NONE    
WALLOSCUM 6320         0  1 0 AESIR 164             WURM KIN 631          484 NONE    
JAVY VAZQUEZ 6091      3  2 0 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEE 308 JOHN MAHER 6218       482         
MEAT 6315              0  1 0 THE NUKES 580         DARK CHAMPION 628     484 NONE    
LAMANAI 6220           0  1 0 UNBELIZEABLE 570      HIGH ELF 623          484 NONE    
CAHAL PECH 6224        0  1 0 UNBELIZEABLE 570      WURM KIN 631          484 NONE    
XUNATUNICH 6219        0  1 0 UNBELIZEABLE 570      SPYMASTER 626         484 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sandman -- You're one of the most determined fishermen I've met recently.  But though
you managed to make off with the win, you finko, at least you didn't get any skills.
Ha! -- Go Fish, hanging onto his cards

Bud Smith -- (goggling)  You were able to deduce all that from one little chart?  I'm
amazed. -- Graph

Deeann Bakovich -- (sternly)  Being a secret admirer (how can you not admire me?)
is... Not Hoyle

Sand Crabs -- You had enough to pinch my toes anyway.  Ouch! -- The Goalie

Thor -- God heavens, is this Buri returning?  If so, welcome home to him.  Whatever,
you ran afoul of my superior evolution or something.  It must be superior, if I'm the
only one on the team to get a win. -- SimEarth

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

LAMANAI was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAT was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CAHAL PECH was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
WALLOSCUM was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
XUNATUNICH was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
ALTUN HA was defeated by SANDMAN in a exciting 5 minute Challenge Title fight.
THE MAN was devastated by GO FISH in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MARY RETZLAFF slimly lost to SIMEARTH in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
SUNSCORCH was handily defeated by THOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JOHN MAHER was vanquished by PUTT PUTT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CARACOL slimly won victory over FANDRAL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WHIP SCORPION won victory over BORA BORA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SAND CRABS overpowered NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
QUICKSAND viciously subdued BIFROST in a exciting 3 minute brutal veteran's bout.
STEVE SAX devastated GRAPH in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RATATOSK was subdued by DEEANN RAKOVICH in a 2 minute match.
DAT NGUYEN viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody bout.
THE GOALIE overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute fight.
FROSTY won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a action packed 1 minute amateur's bout.
TWITCH was overcome by KARATE HORNET in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
JACK viciously butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a tiresome 6 minute brutal novice's brawl.
FREDDY FUNGUS executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gory 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         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  13 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  26 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  22 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  17 -  0      26  |

Turn 484 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SANDMAN 6103               23  14  0  107 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALTUN HA 6222               3   2  0  100 UNBELIZEABLE (570)
BASHING ATTACK   THE MAN 6077               12   8  1   86 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              16  13  0   85 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
LUNGING ATTACK   PUTT PUTT 4977              4   3  0   50 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275          6   3  0   35 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARY RETZLAFF 6119.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALTUN HA 6222.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARY RETZLAFF 6119, 
SIMEARTH 6155, BORA BORA 6281, DAT NGUYEN 6216, SANDMAN 6103, THE MAN 6077, FANDRAL 
5701, WHIP SCORPION 6275, STEVE SAX 6120, and DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254.

The least popular fighter this week was JACK 6317.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARATE HORNET 6152, THE GOALIE 6229, GRAPH 6073, NOT HOYLE 6208, JOHN 
MAHER 6218, XUNATUNICH 6219, WALLOSCUM 6320, CAHAL PECH 6224, MEAT 6315, and LAMANAI 
6220.

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

QUICKSAND (3-6102) SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE PLEDGE 2984 (114-83-3)             4  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG BROTHER 5568 (40-56-0)             4  3  1         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
NEOPHYTE 5573 (40-16-0)                3  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUCH POTATO 2985 (56-35-1)            3  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
THE BEAST 5547 (42-56-0)               2  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
BUNNY WAILER 5356 (28-17-0)            0  3  0         EXODUS!              
CARPET BURN 5698 (29-19-0)             0  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INDEPENDENT JED 5119 (20-9-1)         14  3  0         JED IS DEAD          
AUDIE MURPHY 6160 (23-10-1)            3  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
ALVIN YORK 6156 (18-14-0)              2  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAFFEINE JUNKIE 6110 (7-3-0)          11  3  0         ADDICTED             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE MAN 6077 (8-6-1)                   1  3  0         FAMOUS HITTERS       
THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088 (3-0-0)          0  3  0         EVIL DUDES           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BENEICO 5457 (3-1-0)                   1  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN 3    
GWENNOLAS 5592 (5-0-0)                 0  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN 3    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SMEG MAGGOD 6200 (3-1-1)               7  3  1         DARK TOADS           

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JAVY VAZQUEZ 6091 (1-1-0)              2  3  0         BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOTTLED AIR 6282 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         DREIHS LAB           
PESKY 6196 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         DUELKITTENS          
SNERT 6197 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         DUELKITTENS