DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2004    Duedate: 01/26/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

G.A. CUSTER
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5376) [18-18-2,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

G.A. CUSTER                    CUBS FAN
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DIFFERENT HATS (532)
(4-5376) [18-18-2,87]          (4-5709) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

G.A. CUSTER                    ARCANE RAIDER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
(4-5376) [18-18-2,87]          (4-4347) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (531)            37
2. DIFFERENT HATS (532)        33      CHAMPIONS (417)
3. THE FORCE II (537)          28      Unchartered Team
4. ROCKING CREW (540)          20
5. DOGS OF WAR (115)           19      THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WATERWORKS (521)           6   3  1 66.7   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  4 0
 2/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     2   1  0 66.7   2/ 5*BLITZKRIEG (531)          4  2 0
 3/ 5*BLITZKRIEG (531)           5   3  0 62.5   3/ 6*DIFFERENT HATS (532)      3 10 3
 4- 2*SOME BODIES (523)         12   8  1 60.0   4- 3*SOME BODIES (523)         2  0 0
 5- 3*FUNNY HA HA (498)          3   2  0 60.0   5- 2*WATERWORKS (521)          2  1 0
 6/ 4 CHAMPIONS (417)          229 188 10 54.9   6- 4*FUNNY HA HA (498)         1  2 0
 7/ 6 CRUSADE (505)             79  87  4 47.6   7/ 7 CRUSADE (505)             0  9 0
 8/ 7 THE FORCE II (537)        85 111  9 43.4   8/ 8 CHAMPIONS (417)           0  7 0
 9/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        305 465 18 39.6   9/11 THE FORCE II (537)        0  6 0
10/ 9*DIFFERENT HATS (532)       3  10  3 23.1  10/ 9*DARK TOADS (534)          0  6 0
11/10*DARK TOADS (534)           0   6  0  0.0  11/10*BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)  0  4 0
12/11*BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)   0   4  0  0.0  12/15*FORCE OF FIVE (535)       0  2 0
13/ 0*INSANE REIGN (550)         0   2  0  0.0  13/ 0*ROCKING CREW (540)        0  2 0
14/15*FORCE OF FIVE (535)        0   2  0  0.0  14/ 0*INSANE REIGN (550)        0  2 0
15/ 0*ROCKING CREW (540)         0   2  0  0.0  15-16*RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  0  1 0
16-14*SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)   0   1  0  0.0  16/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    0  1 0
17-16*RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)   0   1  0  0.0  17-12*SHOCK TROOPS (544)        0  1 0
18-13*SHOCK TROOPS (544)         0   1  0  0.0  18-13*SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   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.

     Who the heck put that Mercenary up to it?  I'll bet it was Lysistrata, a
scheming woman if I ever saw one.  Because that wasn't a Veteran, that was an up and
coming, sneaky, underhanded, WORKING mercenary.

                                        G.A. Custer
                            Duelmaster, and don't you forget it!

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JHELUM once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought SHOCK TROOPS was 
an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  
Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  BLITZKRIEG is now 
ranked 2nd with a 3-1-0 turn.  What's with OMEGA?  She actually beat JHELUM's 
CONVICTED THIEF, and walked away with 13 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big 
at DOGS OF WAR while they watched PERICLES clobber HUSBAND.  It lost 1 points and got 
bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, KUNG-FU MASTER wasn't 
good enough at persuading G.A. CUSTER to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  JHELUM thinks WATERWORKS and 
their 6-3-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
DIFFERENT HATS couldn't face the challenges from WATERWORKS!  No excuse for that!  
What do people see in PERICLES?  His 5-3-0?  DOGS OF WAR ain't talkin', but he's got 
31 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if CUBS FAN can return from the Dark Arena.  HUSBAND was plum wore out after PERICLES 
pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  DIFFERENT HATS'll have to get a little better 
before going after PERICLES again!  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             18  18  2    87       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE BALL 5486                5   0  0    45       SOME BODIES (523)
-ZOLA 5520                     4   0  0    43       SOME BODIES (523)
-MY FOOT 5237                  3   0  0    34       FUNNY HA HA (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARBOR VITAE 5460              3   2  1    33       WATERWORKS (521)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 1   0  1    33       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 PERICLES 5531                 5   3  0    31       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 THE CORSICAN 5618             3   0  0    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCANE RAIDER 4347            2   1  0    21       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 HUSBAND 5561                  2   1  2    19       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 BUTTERBEAN 5555               2   1  0    16       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 OMEGA 5553                    1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-STARGAZER 5458                2   0  0     7       WATERWORKS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALPHA 5552                    1   0  0     5       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 DEACON 5557                   0   3  0     5       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-MANDIBLE 5503                 1   1  0     4       SOME BODIES (523)
-CARROT 5461                   1   1  0     4       WATERWORKS (521)
 GONER 5716                    0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FODDER IV 5717         0  1 0 BLACK HAND BRIGAD 533 MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    488 NONE    
ROMMEL 5551            1  2 0 BLITZKRIEG 531        SPYMASTER 602         488 NONE    
EQUALITY 5678          0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         BLACK ORC 600         488 NONE    
PROPHESY 5710          0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         SHEWISH GIANT 601     488 NONE    
RED KNIGHT 5712        0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           DARK CHAMPION 604     488 NONE    
BLACK ORC 600          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CUBS FAN 5709         488 NONE    
B 5700                 0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        DARK CHAMPION 604     488 NONE    
A 5699                 0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        BANDIT PRINCE 605     488 NONE    
MASTIFF 5490           1  7 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       ARBOR VITAE 5460      485         
CHOPPED LIVER 5556     0  2 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       HUSBAND 5561          486 JUST REV
DA2 5721               0  1 0 THE FORCE II 537      BANDIT PRINCE 605     488 NONE    
DA1 5720               0  1 0 THE FORCE II 537      ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 488 NONE    
DA3 5718               0  1 0 THE FORCE II 537      MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    488 NONE    
GONER 5574             0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     HUSBAND 5561          487         
SECOND EXWIFE 5725     0  1 0 INSANE REIGN 550      WURM KIN 607          488 NONE    
FIRST EXWIFE 5726      0  1 0 INSANE REIGN 550      SHEWISH GIANT 601     488 NONE    
WANGO TANGO 5643       0  1 0 ROCKING CREW 540      MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    488 NONE    
ICE CREAM MAN 5641     0  1 0 ROCKING CREW 540      ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 488 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Khalhums Dwarf?  That's the only person who turned out to see me off?  Sheesh, I'm
glad I'm leaving. -- Lysistrata
P.S.  Especially with Custer as Duelmaster.  Gods.

Embezzling Scribe?  Can't have that, it's hard enough to keep a city going in times
of war without dishonesty. -- Pericles

Deacon -- Your hat won't protect you, fool! -- The Corsican

Attention ZalCon II entrants!!  When declaring early PLEASE announce the name with ID
#, style, team, and team # of your gladiators!  Thank you! -- Dameon Darkheart,
ZalConII webmaster

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

ROMMEL was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SECOND EXWIFE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FIRST EXWIFE was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DA2 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was murdered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
B was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
EQUALITY was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena competition.
WANGO TANGO was put to death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
ICE CREAM MAN was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PROPHESY was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
RED KNIGHT was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FODDER IV was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena bout.
DA3 was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
CUBS FAN butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena battle.
DEACON was devastated by THE CORSICAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
HUSBAND lost to PERICLES in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
G.A. CUSTER devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
ARCANE RAIDER was luckily beaten by BUTTERBEAN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute brawl.
ALPHA defeated GONER in a 1 minute novice's bout.
OMEGA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  18 -  1      18  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  17 -  2      11  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 488 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is G.A. CUSTER 5376.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ARCANE RAIDER 4347.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA3 5718, 
FODDER IV 5717, HUSBAND 5561, THE CORSICAN 5618, PERICLES 5531, FIRST EXWIFE 5726, 
WANGO TANGO 5643, CUBS FAN 5709, G.A. CUSTER 5376, and ALPHA 5552.

The least popular fighter this week was A 5699.  The other ten least popular fighters 
were GONER 5716, BUTTERBEAN 5555, RED KNIGHT 5712, PROPHESY 5710, ICE CREAM MAN 5641, 
B 5700, DA2 5721, DEACON 5557, EQUALITY 5678, and DA1 5720.