DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/23/2003    Duedate: 10/06/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHERMAN
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5391) [14-12-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHERMAN                        HONOR
DOGS OF WAR (115)              LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
(4-5391) [14-12-1,95]          (4-5506) [2-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYSISTRATA                     PERICLES
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [18-9-1,92]           (4-5531) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           38
2. ABBY NORMAL (190)            0      DOGS OF WAR (115)
3. SOME BODIES (523)            0      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)      -8
                                       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)     4   3  0 57.1   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)        11  4 0
 2- 2 ABBY NORMAL (190)        457 361 16 55.9   2/ 3*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    4  3 0
 3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        285 453 18 38.6   3- 4*SOME BODIES (523)         1  0 0
 4- 4*SOME BODIES (523)          2   6  0 25.0   4- 2 ABBY NORMAL (190)         1  4 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.

     No one but the Venomous Concubine to fight for the title?  How unpleasantly that
reflects on the honor and prowess of the warriors of Jhelum.  Well, of the gladiators
of Jhelum, at least.  And yet, I can assure you that *I* have not eaten of the
infamous Dark Root.  It is true, I have a death on my record, but that was the purest
of accidents.  I do not seek kills, that is inefficient.  The goal of the intelligent
gladiator is survival and victory.  Killing one's opponent invites bloodfeud, stirs
bloodlust, and generally makes survival, not to say victory, more problematic.  So
you need not fear my "desperate savagery."  Challenge me and make the title of
Duelmaster meaningful again.

                                        Sherman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, MASTIFF fought GLORY and gained 20 
points and contributed to DOGS OF WAR's 4-1-0.  GLORY has lost to MASTIFF, falling 16 
points, while helping make LEGION OF VIRTUE a 1-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for 
another turn, SHERMAN kept JHELUM's warrior, CONVICTED ASSASSIN, from claiming the 
throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that JHELUM has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHELUM and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERMAN 5391                 14  12  1    95       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAQA 5415                    11   5  0    93       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 LYSISTRATA 5389              18   9  1    92       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FANA 5414                    11   5  1    72       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METAGRUMBLER 5422             8   5  0    61       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             13  16  2    57       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HELLENIC FLU 5471             3   2  0    23       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 MASTIFF 5490                  1   3  0    23       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FIRE BALL 5486                2   0  0    15       SOME BODIES (523)
 HONOR 5506                    2   0  0    15       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 PERICLES 5531                 1   0  0    11       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GLORY 5509                    1   1  0     4       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 PATIENCE 5508                 1   1  0     4       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ha!  Everyone was afraid to face me, and well they should be!  For I am...Super Che!

Che speaks proudly of his defeat of M. Chardinee.  But I have defeated the wretch
myself.  It isn't difficult. -- Lysistrata

The Dangerous Criminal laughed!  I demand a genocidal massacre of him and all his
family. -- G.A. Custer

Patience -- Well, I guess I'm honored at getting to fight a real warrior.  At least
that's what my teammates tell me.  I don't see it, myself.  I might've beaten a
standby. -- Mastiff

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

SHERMAN bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
LYSISTRATA viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute battle.
G.A. CUSTER was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GLORY was devastated by MASTIFF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HONOR subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
PATIENCE was viciously subdued by PERICLES in a exciting 3 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  15 -  0      12  |

Turn 481 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SHERMAN 5391               14  12  1   95 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYSISTRATA 5389.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PERICLES 5531.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYSISTRATA 5389, SHERMAN 
5391, HONOR 5506, MASTIFF 5490, G.A. CUSTER 5376, GLORY 5509, PATIENCE 5508,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PATIENCE 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GLORY 5509, G.A. CUSTER 5376, MASTIFF 5490, HONOR 5506, SHERMAN 5391, 
LYSISTRATA 5389, PERICLES 5531,  0,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (159-107-1)           12  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
CUNNING FOX 3906 (128-52-0)           10  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
JACK RABBIT 2713 (130-89-1)            4  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
CRYSTALSONG 1078 (106-90-3)            3  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
THUMPER 3989 (74-82-1)                 3  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
DEE DEE 4285 (79-63-3)                 1  4  0         CARTOON NETWORK      
SITTING BULL 1016 (88-68-3)            1  4  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
HARLOT HARE 3893 (72-92-1)             0  5  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOATING SWISS 4461 (17-10-0)          7  3  0         THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER  

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPOTTED PONY 3975 (37-28-0)            3  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
RIGOR MORTIS 3651 (54-48-3)            2  3  0         LOST SOULS II        
DEAD HARE 3288 (32-0-1)                1  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELEKTRA 3652 (21-10-0)                 2  3  1         LOST SOULS II        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORDITO 4808 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         TOXIC HELL           
MR. GLASCOCK 4608 (8-1-0)              0  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          
SPASTIC COLON 3731 (8-8-0)             0  3  0         PLEASANT DREAMS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENCHIRITO 4809 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         TOXIC HELL           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARCANE RAIDER 4347 (2-0-0)             3  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP 5     
SOLE SURVIVOR 5454 (1-2-0)             3  3  0         LIGHT OF HONOR       
PINDAR 5456 (3-0-0)                    1  3  0         LIGHT OF HONOR       
BLANCTOR 5452 (1-2-0)                  0  3  0         LIGHT OF HONOR       
SOKOR 5455 (3-0-0)                     0  3  0         LIGHT OF HONOR       

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARBOR VITAE 5460 (1-2-0)               1  3  0         WATERWORKS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STANLEY'S CUP 5443 (0-0-0)            20  0  0         SPORTZ!              
GREEN BEAN 5423 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         VEGGIES