DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEATLE BAILEY
PARTY ANIMALS (324)
(5-3745) [12-8-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULL DURHAM                    SUX0R
PARTY ANIMALS (324)            MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4324) [10-2-0,114]          (5-4560) [6-2-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     FOLIE HANNA
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4368) [16-26-2,76]          (5-4528) [11-8-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARTY ANIMALS (324)         31
2. I'M HISTORY (459)           17      THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
3. THE TAKEN (370)             15      Unchartered Team
4. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       7
5. JOHNS (379)                  1      I'M HISTORY (459)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*I'M HISTORY (459)          8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    8  7 1
 2/ 1*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    13   5  1 72.2   2/ 2 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       4  4 0
 3- 2 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     13   5  0 72.2   3/ 4*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    2  1 0
 4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   128  85  7 60.1   4/ 0*I'M HISTORY (459)         1  0 0
 5/ 4 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      110  96  7 53.4   5- 3 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     1  1 0
 6/ 5 JOHNS (379)              176 279  5 38.7   6/ 0*THE TAKEN (370)           1  4 0
 7/ 0*THE TAKEN (370)            4   7  0 36.4   7/ 5 JOHNS (379)               0  3 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.

     Crayola Killers, I'm in trouble, aren't I?  And all because Burnt Ochre insisted
on parrying with his pelvis and head, when I was aiming at his arm, right?  Darn.
And the arenamaster wouldn't let me get away with hiding the evidence by burying him
in the sand, either.
     I regret Ochre's death.  It was needless.

                                        Derbie Foyle

P.S.  Why couldn't he just surrender?

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now let's all watch PARTY ANIMALS' 
heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see JOHN TYLER win a fight and gain 
17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FRIED TWINKIE beat HOWLER and HOWLER lost 8 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as BEATLE 
BAILEY takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, KALTOS?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  MORE NEW TEAMS 2 was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was PARTY 
ANIMALS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, FARON HARN was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  FARON HARN was 
challenged by one of PARTY ANIMALS' warriors this turn, with BULL DURHAM having a 
lead of 35 points going into the fight.  And sorry to say, BULL DURHAM bested FARON 
HARN, leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm 
looking for.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           12   8  0    95       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL DURHAM 4324             10   2  0   114       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-CATFISH HUNTER 3315          13  15  1    91       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            11   3  1    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FOLIE HANNA 4528             11   8  1    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FARON HARN 4368              16  26  2    76       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558               7   5  0    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SUX0R 4560                    6   2  0    59       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              6   1  1    58       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                    7  34  0    55       JOHNS (379)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               7   5  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            4   1  0    29       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       3   2  0    29       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             2   1  0    25       THE TAKEN (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420               2   0  0    22       I'M HISTORY (459)
 HOWLER 3591                   2   1  0    21       THE TAKEN (370)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           3   1  0    14       I'M HISTORY (459)
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574             1   3  0     6       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURNT OCHER 4322      13  5 0 CRAYOLA KILLERS 448   DERBIE FOYLE 4556     478         
THE LADY 3952          0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         HIGH ELF 615          479 NONE    
RE-ROLL 3590           0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         STONE GOLEM 622       479 NONE    
STONED 3589            0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         HIGH ELF 615          479 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Well, that sucked.  So ends the career of the most bonused warrior I've had to
date, dead most likely one victory from graduation and a long ADM career.  At least
the dead tourney's coming up, he can get a start on clawing his way back through dead
champs.  See you all again in about five or ten years!  I'm outta here. -- Stik and
Crayola Killers

Losses to three standbys?  This is ridiculous! -- Adela Chu, team captain, Middle Way

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

THE LADY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RE-ROLL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
STONED was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
BULL DURHAM vanquished FARON HARN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MOUSE DAVIS defeated HOFFA in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DERBIE FOYLE was unbelievably bested by BEATLE BAILEY in a 3 minute Title brawl.
FOLIE HANNA viciously subdued SUX0R in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight.
BELISS DON devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
JAD LADRUE won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 2 minute duel.
HOWLER was unbelievably bested by FRIED TWINKIE in a crowd boring 13 minute fight.
SOUL CATCHER defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
JOHN TYLER overcame SAMANTHA FOX in a 4 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   3 -  1      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  15 -  1      32  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 479 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     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         12   8  0   95 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL DURHAM 4324           10   2  0  114 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          11   3  1   82 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528           11   8  1   80 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BELISS DON 4558             7   5  0   62 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAD LADRUE 4559             7   5  0   52 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 JAD LADRUE 4559, 
MOUSE DAVIS 4379, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, SAMANTHA FOX 4574, BELISS DON 4558, SOUL CATCHER 
3593, BULL DURHAM 4324, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, JOHN TYLER 4420, and HOFFA 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FARON HARN 4368, STONED 3589, RE-ROLL 3590, THE LADY 3952, 
HOWLER 3591, SUX0R 4560, HOFFA 4348, JOHN TYLER 4420, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, and BULL 
DURHAM 4324.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELLYN 2077 (75-94-4)                   3  3  0         BACON LORDS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOSS RAT 2504 (23-32-0)                5  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   
GLADY-ATOR 2597 (28-36-1)              1  3  0         ROSES AND BLADES     
DOC STEELE 3033 (27-31-2)              0  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   
SILK 3342 (29-34-2)                    0  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANAE 3867 (50-40-3)                   1  3  0         BLADES OF CHAOS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330 (11-5-1)           5  3  1         TECHNOLOGY           
CATFISH HUNTER 3315 (13-15-1)          5  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEATLE BAILEY 3745 (10-6-0)            4  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        
TONY TWILO 4525 (8-2-0)                3  3  0         HOUSE OF PANCAKES    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ICE FOX 3877 (3-3-0)                   5  3  0         OF WOLF AND MEN 4    
FAST FORWARD 4484 (5-4-0)              3  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           
BULL DURHAM 4324 (6-2-0)               2  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRIED TWINKIE 4562 (3-0-0)             8  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
MOUSE DAVIS 4379 (3-0-0)               2  3  1         PARTY ANIMALS        
SUX0R 4560 (3-0-0)                     2  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2