DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 07/15/2003 Duedate: 07/28/2003 KALTOS ARENA DM-5 TURN-474 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS POSITION IS EMPTY Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader POSITION IS EMPTY ICE FOX OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) (5-3877) [4-3-0,34] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite FARON HARN FOLIE HANNA THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) (5-4368) [14-23-2,67] (5-4528) [9-5-1,92] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM PARTY ANIMALS (324) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. PARTY ANIMALS (324) 51 2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 21 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448) 3. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) 6 Unchartered Team 4. CRAYOLA KILLERS (448) 2 5. JOHNS (379) 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 2 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471) 8 2 0 80.0 1/ 1 PARTY ANIMALS (324) 8 4 1 2/ 3 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448) 11 3 0 78.6 2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 7 8 0 3/ 1*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476) 10 3 1 76.9 3/ 2*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476) 6 3 1 4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 113 75 6 60.1 4- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283) 4 2 0 5/ 8*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) 4 3 0 57.1 5/ 7*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) 2 0 0 6- 6 TECHNOLOGY (283) 453 379 29 54.4 6- 5 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471) 2 0 0 7/ 7 PARTY ANIMALS (324) 103 91 7 53.1 7/ 8 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448) 1 2 0 8/ 9 JOHNS (379) 176 274 5 39.1 8/ 9 JOHNS (379) 0 3 0 9-10*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470) 0 18 0 0.0 9-10*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470) 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 Hail and well met warriors of KALTOS! Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari. SAMANTHA FOX caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in recognition. Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, AUTOMATON has lost the title of Duelmaster. Would you believe that over half of the old women in KALTOS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in KALTOS these days is HOUSE OF PANCAKES. At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding HOUSE OF PANCAKES. Indeed it was PARTY ANIMALS. Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. HOFFA take warning! You have more than a few enemies in KALTOS. What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his foe's mortality? My sources at MORE NEW TEAMS 2 stable claim they've never seen the guild bitterer. This as a result of the untimely demise of BEER GEYSER. Beware MOUSE DAVIS! BEER GEYSER must hold silent, for this week she was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS. Hail MOUSE DAVIS for thy victory! Fate is a fickle mistress. She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious. Remember this! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in KALTOS. Nice atmosphere you have here! More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well! The endless paths of Alastari await me! Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -AUTOMATON 4327 20 13 0 120 TECHNOLOGY (283) -CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330 11 5 1 116 TECHNOLOGY (283) BURNT OCHER 4322 11 3 0 92 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448) FOLIE HANNA 4528 9 5 1 92 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -CATFISH HUNTER 3315 13 15 1 91 PARTY ANIMALS (324) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BULL DURHAM 4324 7 2 0 77 PARTY ANIMALS (324) FARON HARN 4368 14 23 2 67 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BEATLE BAILEY 3745 10 7 0 65 PARTY ANIMALS (324) -TONY TWILO 4525 8 2 0 64 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471) DERBIE FOYLE 4556 8 1 0 62 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOFFA 4348 7 29 0 50 JOHNS (379) MOUSE DAVIS 4379 4 0 1 50 PARTY ANIMALS (324) ICE FOX 3877 4 3 0 34 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SUX0R 4560 4 0 0 26 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476) -FAST FORWARD 4484 5 4 0 25 TECHNOLOGY (283) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FRIED TWINKIE 4562 3 1 0 22 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476) -GIGOLO JOE 4521 2 2 0 20 TECHNOLOGY (283) SAMANTHA FOX 4574 1 0 0 20 PARTY ANIMALS (324) JAD LADRUE 4559 4 3 0 16 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) BELISS DON 4558 2 5 0 13 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -MESMERIZED 4533 0 2 0 2 WAY OF ALL FLESH (470) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BEER GEYSER 4563 3 2 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 476 MOUSE DAVIS 4379 474 TIGER WOODS 4323 3 4 0 PARTY ANIMALS 324 BEER GEYSER 4563 473 JUST REV PERSONAL ADS 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 MOUSE DAVIS butchered BEER GEYSER in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Bloodfeud fight. FRIED TWINKIE was savagely defeated by ICE FOX in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee. BULL DURHAM vanquished FARON HARN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl. FOLIE HANNA savagely defeated BEATLE BAILEY in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody match. BURNT OCHER won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute fight. HOFFA was devastated by DERBIE FOYLE in a 1 minute mismatched match. SUX0R outwaited BELISS DON in a action packed 10 minute fight. JAD LADRUE won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute duel. SAMANTHA FOX vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 18 - 4 - 1 82 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 BASHING ATTACK 8 - 2 - 1 80 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 11 - 4 - 0 73 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 6 - 0 68 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 13 - 15 - 1 46 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 6 - 7 - 0 46 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 3 - 4 - 1 43 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 5 - 0 38 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 8 - 0 27 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 474 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: LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 2 2 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 PARRY-STRIKE BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK BURNT OCHER 4322 11 3 0 92 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448) BASHING ATTACK FOLIE HANNA 4528 9 5 1 92 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) LUNGING ATTACK BULL DURHAM 4324 7 2 0 77 PARTY ANIMALS (324) TOTAL PARRY BEATLE BAILEY 3745 10 7 0 65 PARTY ANIMALS (324) WALL OF STEEL DERBIE FOYLE 4556 8 1 0 62 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is FARON HARN 4368. The most popular warrior this turn was FOLIE HANNA 4528. The ten other most popular fighters were BELISS DON 4558, ICE FOX 3877, BULL DURHAM 4324, BURNT OCHER 4322, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, JAD LADRUE 4559, MOUSE DAVIS 4379, FARON HARN 4368, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, and SAMANTHA FOX 4574. The least popular fighter this week was SUX0R 4560. The other ten least popular fighters were HOFFA 4348, FRIED TWINKIE 4562, BEER GEYSER 4563, SAMANTHA FOX 4574, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, FARON HARN 4368, MOUSE DAVIS 4379, JAD LADRUE 4559, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, and BURNT OCHER 4322.