DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4424) [9-4-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             POSITION IS EMPTY
I'M HISTORY (459)              
(5-4424) [9-4-1,107]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             SOUL CATCHER
I'M HISTORY (459)              THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4424) [9-4-1,107]           (5-3593) [7-3-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (370)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (370)             42
2. I'M HISTORY (459)           12      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. JOHNS (379)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNOLOGY (283)             0
5. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       0      TASTE LIKE CHICKEN (205)

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)         25  10  1 71.4   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (370)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    22   9  1 71.0   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   144 109  7 56.9   3/ 5 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    3  3 0
 4- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         456 385 29 54.2   4- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)          2  0 0
 5/ 5 THE TAKEN (370)           23  22  1 51.1   5/ 3 I'M HISTORY (459)         2  4 0
 6/ 6 JOHNS (379)              176 287  5 38.0   6/ 7 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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KALTOS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  We should ask FREDERICK DOUGLASS about the thrill of victory, and what being 
the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?  
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the THE MIDDLE 
WAY 5 stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on KALTOS, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided THE MIDDLE WAY 5 stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was THE TAKEN.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
JOHNS' warrior HOFFA.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  
In a brave attempt, HOWLER from THE TAKEN challenged up 22 points to fight BELISS DON 
from the THE MIDDLE WAY 5 stable.  HOWLER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
overcame BELISS DON and ended up with 66 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Congratulations go out to THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5, with JAD LADRUE revenging a bloodfeud against SILENT of THE TAKEN.  
We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know 
who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, KALTOS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in KALTOS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       9   4  1   107       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            16   6  1    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                   11   4  0    83       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             7   3  0    83       THE TAKEN (370)
 JOHN TYLER 4420               7   3  0    68       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWLER 3591                   6   4  0    66       THE TAKEN (370)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  42  0    63       JOHNS (379)
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            8   3  0    61       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-FAST FORWARD 4484             7   5  0    57       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558              10  10  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAD LADRUE 4559              10  10  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               3   0  0    35       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT 4600                   3   1  1    32       THE TAKEN (370)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE 4603                     3   0  0    21       THE TAKEN (370)
 GOBLIN 4605                   2   0  0    18       THE TAKEN (370)
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          2   1  0     9       I'M HISTORY (459)
 GORAN INSIT 4598              0   4  0     4       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HANS JOILICE 4606             0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEO IBSENT 4597        1  2 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  SILENT 4600           485 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Howler -- Well, darn.  I was hoping it'd be you howling at the end of the fight.
Ouch.  That was my drinking arm. -- Jad Ladrue, resigned to a week or two of sobriety

Rose -- Ouch!  Would a Rose by any other name hit me so hard? -- Goran Insit

John Tyler -- Not only could you not kill a houseplant, you probably couldn't even
catch a two-legged mouse! -- Derbie Foyle the rather too self-satisfied

Fried Twinkie -- That decreases the vitality, you know.  Probably takes away all the
nutritional value, too. -- Beliss Don
P.S.  Assuming twinkies have any nutritional value, which is debatable.

Goblin -- Well, I'll tell you, I wish you HAD buried me in the sand, because then I
wouldn't have to look at you.  Gods, you're ugly! -- Hans Joilice

Beliss Don -- That is a sound strategy friend, hooooooowlllll. -- The Howler

Ghost -- My condolences.  I wanted to beat you, not make you push up roses. -- Silent

Hoffa -- Sorry for the three challenges.  I hate challenge the same person too many
times but there is not much room here. -- Soul Catcher
P.S.  Your soul is mine. :)

Insit -- It is my duty to pummel you; would ye have me do less? -- Rose

All -- Hello gladiators and mangers of the arena, I bid thee salutations.  I
apologize for my lack of manners as of late but I have been busy.  I'm Silver Stroke
and I run The Taken.  I look forward to many hard fought battles with all of you on
the sands.  Till then, may your sword stay bloody and swing true. -- Silver Stroke,
mgr. The Taken

Insit -- I want to gnaw on your bones. -- Goblin

Silent -- For a quiet guy you talk too much--keep quiet. :) -- Silver Stroke

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

FRIED TWINKIE devastated HOFFA in a crowd boring 6 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HOWLER demolished BELISS DON in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GOBLIN vanquished GORAN INSIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SUX0R was overpowered by FREDERICK DOUGLASS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JOHN TYLER lost to SOUL CATCHER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
DERBIE FOYLE beat M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute brawl.
JAD LADRUE overcame SILENT in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
ROSE won victory over HANS JOILICE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  17 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 487 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424     9   4  1  107 I'M HISTORY (459)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          16   6  1   92 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                 11   4  0   83 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOUL CATCHER 3593           7   3  0   83 THE TAKEN (370)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SOUL CATCHER 3593.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREDERICK 
DOUGLASS 4424, HOWLER 3591, ROSE 4603, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, JAD LADRUE 4559, SUX0R 
4560, JOHN TYLER 4420, HANS JOILICE 4606, BELISS DON 4558, and GOBLIN 4605.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFFA 4348, GORAN INSIT 4598, SILENT 4600, GOBLIN 4605, BELISS 
DON 4558, HANS JOILICE 4606, JOHN TYLER 4420, SUX0R 4560, JAD LADRUE 4559, and DERBIE 
FOYLE 4556.