DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2003    Duedate: 07/28/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAQA
ABBY NORMAL (190)
(4-5415) [9-4-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAQA                           BLANCTOR
ABBY NORMAL (190)              LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
(4-5415) [9-4-0,97]            (4-5452) [2-2-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUPER CHE                      SOKOR
DOGS OF WAR (115)              LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
(4-5269) [17-19-1,83]          (4-5455) [3-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ABBY NORMAL (190)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ABBY NORMAL (190)           69
2. OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)        39      ABBY NORMAL (190)
3. LIGHT OF HONOR (520)        16      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH ON A STIK (490)        0
5. THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)       0      LIGHT OF HONOR (520)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1 ABBY NORMAL (190)        10  5 0
 2/ 2*LIGHT OF HONOR (520)      11   7  1 61.1   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 1
 3/ 3 ABBY NORMAL (190)        450 353 16 56.0   3/ 3*LIGHT OF HONOR (520)      4  4 1
 4- 4 DEATH ON A STIK (490)     35  28  3 55.6   4/ 7 OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)      3  7 1
 5- 5*SPORTZ! (518)             10   9  1 52.6   5- 8*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    2  0 0
 6/ 6 OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)     419 439 27 48.8   6- 6 DEATH ON A STIK (490)     2  2 0
 7/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        270 444 18 37.8   7- 5*SPORTZ! (518)             1  0 0
 8- 9*OAK DOOR INN (389)         3   6  0 33.3   8- 0*WATERWORKS (521)          1  1 0
 9- 0*WATERWORKS (521)           1   2  0 33.3   9-10*OAK DOOR INN (389)        0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
JHELUM.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Coming 
up with a solid 1-4-0 outing, OUT OF FAEYRIE has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  
In front of all the crowds, BAQA 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.  Did you hear that LIGHT OF HONOR was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of LIGHT OF HONOR's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause ABBY NORMAL beats feet every time LIGHT OF HONOR smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  And who is this SUPER CHE you ask, with 83 points and a 17-19-1 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
LARRY went after G.A. CUSTER, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, LARRY overcame G.A. CUSTER.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the JHELUM 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.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAQA 5415                     9   4  0    97       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANA 5414                    10   3  1    91       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPER CHE 5269               17  19  1    83       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LYSISTRATA 5389              15   7  1    68       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARRY 5251                    4   1  1    66       OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)
 SHERMAN 5391                  9  12  1    64       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCH MADNESS 5435            6   0  0    55       SPORTZ! (518)
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             11  13  2    48       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 TAM LYN 5222                  5   5  0    46       OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METAGRUMBLER 5422             6   4  0    32       ABBY NORMAL (190)
-SUPER BOWL 5436               3   1  1    32       SPORTZ! (518)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLENIC FLU 5471             2   0  0    22       ABBY NORMAL (190)
-BLURR 5132                    2   1  0    21       DEATH ON A STIK (490)
 BLANCTOR 5452                 2   2  0    19       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
 PINDAR 5456                   3   1  0    18       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
 SOLE SURVIVOR 5454            2   2  1    17       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
-ARCANE RAIDER 4347            2   0  0    15       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-ARBOR VITAE 5460              1   2  0    15       WATERWORKS (521)
-RAVE 5131                     4   2  0    14       DEATH ON A STIK (490)
 SOKOR 5455                    3   1  0    14       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
-WET N WILD 5446               1   1  0    13       SPORTZ! (518)
-PETTIBONE 5360                2   1  0     7       DEATH ON A STIK (490)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 581    0  1 0   1                   SOLE SURVIVOR 5454    476 NONE    
GANGLIAN MISFIRE 5472  0  2 0 ABBY NORMAL 190       BANDIT PRINCE 605     476 NONE    
THE BIG NASTY 5129    10 14 1 DEATH ON A STIK 490   G.A. CUSTER 5376      475         
STAGNANT 4207          3  6 0 OAK DOOR INN 389      LARRY 5251            474         
RHYS 5466              0  2 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE 250    WURM KIN 607          476 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FELGERCARB 5476        0  1 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE 250    BANDIT PRINCE 605     476 NONE    
CRUD 5475              0  1 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE 250    BLACK ORC 600         476 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Well, that's that.  The sands giveth, and the sands sure as hell taketh
away....  My extreme joy at finally graduating a plunger, and a really good one to
boot, was somewhat, uh, dampened to see the only size 21 warrior I've ever had bite
the bullet.  But when you don't learn any attack skills, EVER, it's bound to happen.
Still, I was hoping to beat the odds.  The Big Nasty was 7(+1)-11(+2)-21-15(+2)-17-9-
9.  That's right, a runnable size 21.  Adv exp init, exp riposte, did tremendous
damage, and again, not a SINGLE ATTACK SKILL anywhere to be seen except the one
burned from the wit train.  You guys were some crap-ass teachers!!  Amazingly, both
repl rollups are pretty good recruits, but alas they will be bagging it, I've got
other teams and other godlings waiting for their turns.  Thanks to all the managers I
crossed blades with here.  My home arena's Sunset, and I'm also still in Kaltos for
the moment, probably showing up in Talcama soon.  Salute!! -- Stik, manager Death on
a Stik

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

RHYS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GANGLIAN MISFIRE was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FELGERCARB was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRUD was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
FANA narrowly defeated SUPER CHE in a exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
LARRY devastated G.A. CUSTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
METAGRUMBLER viciously subdued PINDAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
HELLENIC FLU defeated SOKOR in a action packed 4 minute Challenge melee.
BETSY was vanquished by BAQA in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
LYSISTRATA defeated TAM LYN in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SHERMAN overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLANCTOR handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SOLE SURVIVOR murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  0      19  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BAQA 5415                   9   4  0   97 ABBY NORMAL (190)
PARRY-LUNGE      FANA 5414                  10   3  1   91 ABBY NORMAL (190)
WALL OF STEEL    LYSISTRATA 5389            15   7  1   68 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   LARRY 5251                  4   1  1   66 OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUPER CHE 5269.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOKOR 5455.  The ten other most popular fighters were FANA 5414, SUPER CHE 5269, 
METAGRUMBLER 5422, LARRY 5251, BAQA 5415, LYSISTRATA 5389, SHERMAN 5391, BLANCTOR 
5452, SOLE SURVIVOR 5454, and GANGLIAN MISFIRE 5472.

The least popular fighter this week was HELLENIC FLU 5471.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PINDAR 5456, G.A. CUSTER 5376, FELGERCARB 5476, RHYS 5466, TAM 
LYN 5222, CRUD 5475, GANGLIAN MISFIRE 5472, SOLE SURVIVOR 5454, BLANCTOR 5452, and 
SHERMAN 5391.

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

BETSY (4-5214) DOGS OF WAR (115)