DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2004    Duedate: 01/28/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THOR
AESIR (164)
(3-5672) [15-9-3,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THOR                           TWITCH
AESIR (164)                    THE NUKES (580)
(3-5672) [15-9-3,114]          (3-6316) [6-3-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPH                          DEEANN RAKOVICH
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
(3-6073) [13-35-0,74]          (3-6254) [8-11-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE NUKES (580)             43
2. THE CONFUSED (584)          42      SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
3. AESIR (164)                 30      Unchartered Team
4. SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)       27
5. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       17      SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)      3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    10  5 1
 2/ 4*THE NUKES (580)           27  16  2 62.8   2/ 1*THE NUKES (580)           9  4 0
 3- 2*EVIL DUDES (554)           5   3  0 62.5   3/ 6 AESIR (164)               6  9 0
 4- 3*BLITZKRIEG (581)           6   4  0 60.0   4/ 3 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  5 10 0
 5/ 0*THE CONFUSED (584)         3   2  1 60.0   5/ 0*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)     3  1 0
 6/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    126  99  8 56.0   6/ 0*THE CONFUSED (584)        3  2 1
 7/ 8 AESIR (164)              534 541 39 49.7   7/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       3 12 1
 8/11 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      321 502  8 39.0   8- 7*EVIL DUDES (554)          2  2 0
 9/10 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  69 109  3 38.8   9- 4*BLITZKRIEG (581)          2  3 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.

     Once again, many flattering proposals from the Osksi faithful have yielded
naught but a broken heart for Aesir's Fandral.  May he live to love again or some
such nonsense.
     I'm taking my leave of Osksi soon yet I will give Fandral his big chance to
knock me off my perch.  I don't normally challenge down (at least that far, even as a
Duelmaster), but he's deserving of a rematch.
     So, it's time to pack my bags, wrap up a few last minute details, hopefully beat
the Aesir one last time (ahh, sweet memories!) and it's off to Home Guard I go.

               Arrivederci. cari miei!!!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of OSKSI.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  THE NUKES?  Who?  
SIMPLY DESSERTS is the top team these days, buddies!  He who laughs last didn't get 
the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe BLITZKRIEG.  Last week they got 
0-0-0 to drop by 5!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  
Cause for celebration, according to AESIR.  I doubt many are quaking in their boots, 
but SUICIDAL DREAMS comes out of nowhere to get 3-1-0.  What does the future hold?  
Watch this space...  Practice pays for FROSTY, who pummelled NOT HOYLE, to pocket 16 
points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 7 points to GOMER.  (Discrete enough, WHIPSNAKE?) What can be a greater 
victory?  THOR has taken his place as the top, as OSKSI's new Duelmaster.  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of SIMPLY DESSERTS, alone and unchallenged.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of AESIR, so did that sorry team 
shy from SIMPLY DESSERTS  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
How true is SIMPLY DESSERTS' mettle?  Just one week remains for the avenging of 
SUNSCORCH's death.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body 
parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in OSKSI would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid OSKSI farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR 5672                    15   9  3   114       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SCORPION 6275           13   4  0    99       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 FANDRAL 5701                 13   6  0    91       AESIR (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMEARTH 6155                20  17  0    85       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              12  13  0    75       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 GRAPH 6073                   13  35  0    74       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TWITCH 6316                   6   3  0    69       THE NUKES (580)
-THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088         5   0  0    68       EVIL DUDES (554)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND CRABS 6308               8   3  1    59       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 JOHN MAHER 6218              11  13  2    58       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARALDUR 6325                 6   2  0    51       AESIR (164)
 WOLF SPIDER 6324              5   3  0    49       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            6   3  1    45       THE NUKES (580)
 FROSTY 6314                   6   3  0    43       THE NUKES (580)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          8  11  0    39       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT HOYLE 6208                6  19  0    37       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOALIE 6229               3  20  0    29       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GOMER 6326                    6   2  0    27       THE NUKES (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BONES 6337                    2   0  0    19       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-SKULL CRACKER 6333            2   0  0    19       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 SUNBURN 6345                  2   1  1    18       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 WHIPSNAKE 6344                2   1  0    18       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 A. COLMES 6357                1   0  0    15       THE CONFUSED (584)
 M. MOORE 6354                 1   0  0    14       THE CONFUSED (584)
 H. CLINTON 6355               1   0  1    11       THE CONFUSED (584)
 SAPPHIRE STAR 6352            1   0  0    11       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 RAINING PAYNE 6349            1   0  0    10       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 BAHAMA MAMMA 6350             1   0  0     5       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 DEWEY 6363                    1   1  0     4       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-LITTLE JOE 6335               1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-IVAN THE GREAT 6336           1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 THE FRENCH 6358               0   1  0     1       THE CONFUSED (584)
 YMIR 6371                     0   1  0     1       AESIR (164)
 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356            0   1  0     1       THE CONFUSED (584)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOOMED 6372            0  1 0 AESIR 164             BANDIT PRINCE 629     492 NONE    
MARIA FU 6360          0  2 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 SUNBURN 6345          492         
SUNSCORCH 6279         8  4 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   THOR 5672             489         
BLACKJACK 6353         0  1 0 SUICIDAL DREAMS 583   H. CLINTON 6355       492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dat Nguyen -- Dat was disgusting.  How could you do dat?  Tea stains are impossible
to get out of paper. -- Graph the annoyed, because it's more dignified to be annoyed
than to be embarrassed at being one-shotted

Thor -- I'll have you know that I consider all that "old gods" stuff a reactionary
creationist myth. -- SimEarth

Freddy Fungus -- Ack!  Ick!  It...it won't come off!  It's spreading!  No!  That's...
Not Hoyle!

John Maher -- Yeahyeahyeah, you people are all like that.  Selfish.  Never think
about the other guy having to earn a living, too. -- The Goalie, feeling a little
ill-used and more than a little bruised

Maria Fu -- Ah.  Er, sorry to have caused you so much pain (in the 610s, that would
be), but it seems to be the way I am supposed to go at this (check the 700s for
detailed instructions). -- Dewey

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOOMED was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAT NGUYEN was vanquished by WHIP SCORPION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JOHN MAHER was overpowered by TWITCH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DEEANN RAKOVICH was defeated by FREDDY FUNGUS in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
MARIA FU was dealt death by SUNBURN in a 2 minute gory beginner's Challenge brawl.
MARY RETZLAFF was devastated by THOR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SIMEARTH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GRAPH was viciously subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
FANDRAL vanquished SAND CRABS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HARALDUR overpowered THE GOALIE in a 1 minute uneven match.
NOT HOYLE was overpowered by FROSTY in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
WHIPSNAKE was overcome by GOMER in a 4 minute contest.
WOLF SPIDER demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEWEY was overpowered by M. MOORE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BLACKJACK was assassinated by H. CLINTON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LEFTISTS BLOW was devastated by RAINING PAYNE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
A. COLMES overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
THE FRENCH was unbelievably bested by BAHAMA MAMMA in a 2 minute novice's fight.
SAPPHIRE STAR overpowered YMIR in a popular 1 minute bloody one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  28 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  21 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  36 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 492 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      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THOR 5672                  15   9  3  114 AESIR (164)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275         13   4  0   99 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANDRAL 5701               13   6  0   91 AESIR (164)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              20  17  0   85 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAND CRABS 6308             8   3  1   59 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
PARRY-LUNGE      FREDDY FUNGUS 6318          6   3  1   45 THE NUKES (580)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                 6   3  0   43 THE NUKES (580)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAPH 6073.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREDDY FUNGUS 6318, 
TWITCH 6316, SUNBURN 6345, THOR 5672, FROSTY 6314, SAPPHIRE STAR 6352, GRAPH 6073, 
FANDRAL 5701, WHIPSNAKE 6344, and THE FRENCH 6358.

The least popular fighter this week was LEFTISTS BLOW 6356.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACKJACK 6353, DEWEY 6363, NOT HOYLE 6208, THE GOALIE 6229, 
SAND CRABS 6308, MARIA FU 6360, YMIR 6371, BAHAMA MAMMA 6350, H. CLINTON 6355, and 
JOHN MAHER 6218.

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

MARY RETZLAFF (3-6119) AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)