DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/07/2003    Duedate: 10/20/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOLIE HANNA
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4528) [12-8-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOLIE HANNA                    FREDERICK DOUGLASS
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4528) [12-8-1,87]           (5-4424) [4-2-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     FARON HARN
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4368) [16-27-2,77]          (5-4368) [16-27-2,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (370)             28
2. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      22      MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
3. I'M HISTORY (459)           19      Unchartered Team
4. JOHNS (379)                  1
5. CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)        0      I'M HISTORY (459)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*I'M HISTORY (459)         10   3  0 76.9   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 1
 2/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    15   5  1 75.0   2/ 4*I'M HISTORY (459)         3  0 0
 3- 3 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     13   5  0 72.2   3- 2 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       3  1 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   130  88  7 59.6   4/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    3  1 0
 5- 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      110  96  7 53.4   5/ 6*THE TAKEN (370)           3  7 0
 6/ 6 JOHNS (379)              176 280  5 38.6   6/ 7 JOHNS (379)               0  3 0
 7/ 7*THE TAKEN (370)            6  10  0 37.5   7- 5 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     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

     Welcome KALTOS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with CROAKER?  He 
actually beat KALTOS' PERSISTENT BEGGAR, and walked away with 15 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at KALTOS while they watched KUNG-FU MASTER clobber DERBIE 
FOYLE.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  What 
a role model for KALTOS' young 'uns!  BEATLE BAILEY becomes Duelmaster, but don't 
bother to fight no more!  I'm sure KALTOS is excited about FOLIE HANNA, the new 
Duelmaster from THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being the most challenged warrior, FRIED TWINKIE!  Don't make idle boasts, 
they may come back to haunt you.  Keep challenging up 26 points, FRIED TWINKIE, and I 
won't have to write about you much longer.  HOFFA always accepts those kind of 
challenges...  FRIED TWINKIE won victory over HOFFA (FRIED TWINKIE getting 17 points, 
too!)--Ooh baby!  Now dat I likes!   
     Warriors of KALTOS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
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.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLIE HANNA 4528             12   8  1    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL DURHAM 4324             10   2  0   114       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-BEATLE BAILEY 3745           12   8  0    95       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARON HARN 4368              16  27  2    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            11   4  1    71       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                    7   2  0    64       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-MOUSE DAVIS 4379              6   1  1    58       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 BELISS DON 4558               7   6  0    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                    7  35  0    56       JOHNS (379)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               8   5  0    54       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            5   1  0    46       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       4   2  0    39       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420               3   0  0    31       I'M HISTORY (459)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             2   2  0    28       THE TAKEN (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWLER 3591                   2   2  0    16       THE TAKEN (370)
 CROAKER 4590                  1   0  0    15       THE TAKEN (370)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           3   1  0    14       I'M HISTORY (459)
 ROSE 4591                     1   0  0     7       THE TAKEN (370)
-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         
GOBLIN 4592            0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         STONE GOLEM 622       480 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bull Durham -- Drat, I thought you only partied with cows.  And I have no interest in
cows, honest. -- Faron Harn

Beatle Bailey -- Your skill at standing still and letting me do all the work is
remarkable.  But the kind of remarks I want to make on it would probably not get past
the censor, so... "Good fight, such as it was." -- Derbie Foyle

Sux0r -- It is just a totally nagging question: is that fourth character in your name
SUPPOSED to be a zero, or was it an accident? -- Follie Hanna

The Ambitious Guard needs to work on his technique a little more.  That old "Haven't
I met you before?" line is just that: old. -- Beliss Don

I don't think Dangerous Criminals should be let run around loose. -- Jad Ladrue

Stik -- As you know, Ochre's death was an accident, and we regret it. -- Nick

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

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOBLIN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRIED TWINKIE slimly won victory over HOFFA in a 5 minute Challenge battle.
FOLIE HANNA handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
FARON HARN lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gory master's brawl.
DERBIE FOYLE was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute competition.
BELISS DON slimly lost to SUX0R in a 12 minute gory duel.
JAD LADRUE slimly won victory over SOUL CATCHER in a 3 minute bloody match.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS handily defeated HOWLER in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
JOHN TYLER vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute uneven duel.
ROSE outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a slow 7 minute beginner's duel.
CROAKER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   3 -  1      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  15 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 480 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528           12   8  1   87 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          11   4  1   71 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                  7   2  0   64 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BELISS DON 4558             7   6  0   57 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAD LADRUE 4559             8   5  0   54 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 GOBLIN 4592.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARON HARN 4368, BELISS 
DON 4558, FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, JAD LADRUE 4559, FOLIE HANNA 4528, SOUL CATCHER 
3593, JOHN TYLER 4420, CROAKER 4590, HOFFA 4348, and DERBIE FOYLE 4556.

The least popular fighter this week was SUX0R 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROSE 4591, FRIED TWINKIE 4562, HOWLER 3591, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, HOFFA 
4348, CROAKER 4590, JOHN TYLER 4420, SOUL CATCHER 3593, FOLIE HANNA 4528, and JAD 
LADRUE 4559.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes