DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2004    Duedate: 02/02/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ADAM
MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
(7-4830) [19-42-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ADAM                           POSITION IS EMPTY
MORGAN'S BOYS (308)            
(7-4830) [19-42-2,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                SUGARBEET
BEACH BABES (309)              SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
(7-4889) [12-38-0,74]          (7-5219) [17-17-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS II (510)          36
2. NINJAS (35)                 26      WASTELAND II (267)
3. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       18      Unchartered Team
4. MORGAN'S BOYS (308)         17
5. ERRATA (511)                 6      HELTER SKELTER (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 7TH HEAVEN II (470)       13   5  0 72.2   1/ 2 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     8  2 0
 2- 3 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     214 144 11 59.8   2/ 1 BEACH BABES (309)         6  8 1
 3/ 4 WASTELAND II (267)       703 561 28 55.6   3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)        5  6 0
 4/ 5 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     204 172 16 54.3   4/ 4 NINJAS (35)               4  3 1
 5/ 7 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     89  85  5 51.1   5/13 THE BEARS II (510)        4  3 0
 6/ 9 ERRATA (511)              22  25  0 46.8   6/10 RANCID BLOKES (503)       3  3 1
 7/10 NINJAS (35)              153 187  8 45.0   7/ 6 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      3  4 0
 8/12 THE BEARS II (510)        24  35  4 40.7   8/11 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       3  5 0
 9/11 BEACH BABES (309)        459 679 16 40.3   9/ 5 ERRATA (511)              2  3 0
10/13 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      167 323  6 34.1  10- 9 7TH HEAVEN II (470)       1  1 0
11/14 RANCID BLOKES (503)       15  48  1 23.8  11- 8 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      0  2 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 BONSUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BEACH BABES was unseated 
this week as SUGAR AND SPICE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-0-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at ERRATA's guildhouse after a 
1-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 9th.  Dark Arena anyone?  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
THE BEARS II went 3-0-0 to move up 8 in the rankings.  My praise to NINJAS for their 
3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  ADAM caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested PTI and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, ADAM put down PTI, causing it to lose 20 points of recognition in the 
process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this 
week was none other than Duelmaster RAISON D'ETRE himself.  Unwilling to wait upon 
the will of others, Duelmaster RAISON D'ETRE Dark Arena Challenged STONE GOLEM last 
week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  The crowds were amazed this turn, 
as STONE GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, RAISON D'ETRE, leaving BATHTUB ARMADA in 
mourning.  With bloody hand ADAM has ascended to the throne of champions.  Is he that 
one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  FLOWER CHILDREN is feared.  This 
much I can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of NINJAS last week.  Busy avoiding FLOWER CHILDREN?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 BONSUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM 4830                    19  42  2   123       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUGARBEET 5219               17  17  0   110       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-ANGRY CANDY 5047             23  12  1   106       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 RED NO. 40 5305              17  12  0    96       WASTELAND II (267)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          10   6  0    95       WASTELAND II (267)
-HOOSIER DADDY 5380           11   9  0    94       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOOBATRON 5026               17  18  1    90       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 PTI 5412                     15   6  0    90       WASTELAND II (267)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259                8   9  0    88       ERRATA (511)
 JERICO 4862                  15  39  0    84       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 GINGER 5518                  10   1  0    75       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         12  38  0    74       BEACH BABES (309)
 MAGOBE IBUKA 5391            12   9  1    71       NINJAS (35)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             14  16  1    66       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-7-11 4880                     6   0  0    55       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
 DEEDS 5177                    7  21  1    53       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 CHEAP 5181                    6  22  0    50       RANCID BLOKES (503)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GROOVE THANG 5474             5   4  0    50       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 CAESAR 5470                   6   3  2    49       THE BEARS II (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT WARNING 5446           2   2  0    30       THE BEARS II (510)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            6  10  0    28       BEACH BABES (309)
-77 SUNSET STRIP 4882          5   1  0    28       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
-7TH HEAVEN 4959               2   0  0    27       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
-ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARSPITE 5558                 3   1  0    20       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-DILL WEED 5241                2   1  0    17       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 HUGGER 5573                   1   1  0    14       THE BEARS II (510)
 RURI IBI 5595                 1   0  0    13       NINJAS (35)
-DEAD POET 5562                1   1  0    12       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-THYME 5563                    2   2  1    11       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 ANZAI MURO 5594               1   0  0    10       NINJAS (35)
-7 DEADLY SINS 4883            0   3  0     7       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             1   1  0     4       BEACH BABES (309)
-HOT STUFF 5568                0   2  0     2       THE BEARS II (510)
 MY BIG TOE 5601               0   1  0     1       WASTELAND II (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAISON D'ETRE 5311    16 14 3 BATHTUB ARMADA 515    STONE GOLEM 684       489 NONE    
1071315101217 5605     0  1 0 BATHTUB ARMADA 515    WURM KIN 685          489 NONE    
SPANKER 5598           0  1 0 BATHTUB ARMADA 515    BANDIT PRINCE 683     489 NONE    
SWEET TOMMY 5569       3  1 0 BEACH BABES 309       MAGOBE IBUKA 5391     487         
CHESS 5261             6  2 0 ERRATA 511            TERRI TOWEL 5306      487 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zoom Zoom -- You should slow down!  You can't enjoy life if you keep dashing around.
-- Terri Towel

Red No. 40 -- That would be blood red, I suppose? -- Aloha Alice
P.S.  Or perhaps the red of embarrassment.

Dead Poet -- It doesn't scry.  Or, you know, whatever it is poems are supposed to do.
-- Sandbar Sally

Sugarbeet -- Too sweet for me. -- Tallahasse Tina

A beggar?  There are beggars on this beach?  Disgusting!  I will speak to the
directors about it! -- Umbrella Man

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

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was

born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAISON D'ETRE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
1071315101217 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPANKER was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PTI was vanquished by ADAM in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
MAGOBE IBUKA was defeated by ZOOM ZOOM in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
TASTY HANGNAIL vanquished JERICO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HUGGER beat UMBRELLA MAN in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
RED NO. 40 was defeated by SUGARBEET in a action packed 4 minute expert's melee.
JAKUCHU ITO vanquished TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GINGER won victory over TERRI TOWEL in a 2 minute fight.
CAESAR defeated CHEAP in a action packed 1 minute match.
DEEDS savagely defeated SANDBAR SALLY in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
SILENT WARNING devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RURI IBI demolished CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MY BIG TOE was overpowered by ANZAI MURO in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  16 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  73 -  3      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 489 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RED NO. 40 5305            17  12  0   96 WASTELAND II (267)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        10   6  0   95 WASTELAND II (267)
LUNGING ATTACK   PTI 5412                   15   6  0   90 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                10   1  0   75 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUGARBEET 5219.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED NO. 40 5305, 
DEEDS 5177, GINGER 5518, ADAM 4830, MAGOBE IBUKA 5391, ZOOM ZOOM 5259, TASTY HANGNAIL 
5463, HUGGER 5573, CAESAR 5470, and SPANKER 5598.

The least popular fighter this week was MY BIG TOE 5601.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, JERICO 4862, 1071315101217 
5605, ANZAI MURO 5594, SANDBAR SALLY 5469, CHEAP 5181, TERRI TOWEL 5306, PTI 5412, 
and RURI IBI 5595.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

JAKUCHU ITO (7-5102) NINJAS (35)
RAISON D'ETRE (7-5311) BATHTUB ARMADA (515)