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.