DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GWEN RYDER
DREAM PARK (447)
(9-4867) [15-3-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GWEN RYDER                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAM PARK (447)               
(9-4867) [15-3-0,90]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GWEN RYDER                     GWEN RYDER
DREAM PARK (447)               DREAM PARK (447)
(9-4867) [15-3-0,90]           (9-4867) [15-3-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             34
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)           3      DREAM PARK (447)
3. SUPERIOR SPLASHES (410)      2      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)        0
5. DREAM PARK (447)           -14      SUPERIOR SPLASHES (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SUPERIOR SPLASHES (410)   11   3  0 78.6   1/ 1*CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     8  7 1
 2/ 2*CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     16  13  1 55.2   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 3/ 1 DREAM PARK (447)          24  20  0 54.5   3/ 3 DREAM PARK (447)          3  4 0
 4/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        58  64  2 47.5   4/ 0*SUPERIOR SPLASHES (410)   1  0 0
 5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          277 391  9 41.5   5/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        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

     Good day, in ZUKAL a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The BLUE MOON guild has had a 4-1-0 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, BLUE MONDAY fought CULT MEMBER and gained 11 points 
and contributed to BLUE MOON's 4-1-0.  CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ has lost to BISBEE, falling 
14 points, while helping make CLAN O' WHOOPAS a 2-3-0 turn.  Our Duelmaster has lost, 
folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, BUT GWEN RYDER is still the Duelmaster because she has 
the most recognition points!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Blue Boar Inn?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that BLUE GOOSE from BLUE MOON was ZUKAL's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a 
brave attempt, SLASH LARUE from CLAN O' WHOOPAS challenged up 19 points to fight BLUE 
GOOSE from the BLUE MOON stable.  SLASH LARUE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing 
as he was bested by BLUE GOOSE and ended up with 40 recognition points.  STONEWALL 
JACKSON of CLAN O' WHOOPAS had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought STONEWALL JACKSON showed great skill 
and promise when he bested MORENCI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Congratulations go out to BLUE MOON, with BISBEE revenging a bloodfeud 
against CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ of CLAN O' WHOOPAS.  Is it really true that ZUKAL has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ZUKAL, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWEN RYDER 4867              15   3  0    90       DREAM PARK (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-E. VICTOR 4864               13   9  0    79       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE GOOSE 4937              13  12  0    61       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVEN CLIFF 4488              7   1  0    46       SUPERIOR SPLASHES (410)
 TITO THE GUIDO 4992           5   1  0    46       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 SLASH LARUE 4993              4   2  0    40       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE 5002                   3   2  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE MONDAY 4968              6   6  0    32       BLUE MOON (381)
 ALEX GRIFFIN 4856             5   6  0    30       DREAM PARK (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACACIA GARCIA 4862            3   3  0    22       DREAM PARK (447)
 STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        4   2  0    17       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       3   3  1    17       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                1   0  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
 CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        1   0  0     5       DREAM PARK (447)
 MORENCI 5003                  0   5  0     5       BLUE MOON (381)
 B. TRAYOR 5019                0   1  0     1       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 T. ZER 5011                   0   1  0     1       LETTER BOMBS (436)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSIS 5020            1  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         CLEOPATRA SCHWAR 4990 475 JUST REV
KILL ME FAST 5024      0  1 0 CLAN O' WHOOPAS 457   SHEWISH GIANT 624     476 NONE    
OLLIE NORLISS 4869     0  1 0 DREAM PARK 447        BLACK ORC 623         476 NONE    
R. SONIST 4974         0  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      STONE GOLEM 629       476 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slash Larue -- Well, I think you should graduate and take on Lash Larue, a graduate
of Veastian currently registered in Lirin Kiv.  I think you should BEAT HIM UP, even

if he IS one of Jorja's warriors same as I am.  He's a BEAST. -- Blue Goose
P.S.  That's what the skills are for.
P.P.S.  You certainly know what to do with that thing!

Tito the Guido -- And with that, I sink into losing-record-dom.  What a thrill. --
(black and) Blue Monday

Cleopatra Scwhartz -- I sincerely hope that was an accident. -- Ghost of Persis

Stonewall Jackson -- One of the mysteries of the universe reveals itself:  Why, after
you won so forcefully, did the crowd desire you to be sent to the Dark Arena?  I know
they like me, but that's ridiculous. -- Morenci

Oh, an Embezzling Scribe.  I don't mind him.  In fact, if I have to fight a criminal,
I'll take one with a white collar any day. -- Bisbee

Persis -- Sorry.  I was aiming for your legs.  I got carried away. -- Cleo

Blue Goose -- Shall we dance again?  It's my turn to lead! -- Slash

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

R. SONIST was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OLLIE NORLISS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KILL ME FAST was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SLASH LARUE was subdued by BLUE GOOSE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ACACIA GARCIA was vanquished by TITO THE GUIDO in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ was overpowered by BISBEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STONEWALL JACKSON bested MORENCI in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
GWEN RYDER lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute bloody master's Title fight.
RAVEN CLIFF overcame ALEX GRIFFIN in a 2 minute fight.
BLUE MONDAY handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
T. ZER was vanquished by BLUE RUIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
B. TRAYOR lost to CHESTER HENDERSON in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 476 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GWEN RYDER 4867            15   3  0   90 DREAM PARK (447)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAVEN CLIFF 4488            7   1  0   46 SUPERIOR SPLASHES (410)
STRIKING ATTACK  TITO THE GUIDO 4992         5   1  0   46 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLASH LARUE 4993            4   2  0   40 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GWEN RYDER 4867.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GWEN RYDER 4867.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORENCI 5003, RAVEN 
CLIFF 4488, BLUE MONDAY 4968, TITO THE GUIDO 4992, CHESTER HENDERSON 4868, R. SONIST 
4974, SLASH LARUE 4993, BLUE GOOSE 4937, BISBEE 5002, and STONEWALL JACKSON 4991.

The least popular fighter this week was T. ZER 5011.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990, ACACIA GARCIA 4862, KILL ME FAST 5024, OLLIE 
NORLISS 4869, B. TRAYOR 5019, BLUE RUIN 5023, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, STONEWALL JACKSON 
4991, BISBEE 5002, and BLUE GOOSE 4937.

               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