DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE GOOSE
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-4937) [18-14-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE GOOSE                     ARTICHOKE AVENGER
BLUE MOON (381)                GARDEN OF EVIL (458)
(9-4937) [18-14-0,93]          (9-4994) [4-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE GOOSE                     RICKY PAULDING
BLUE MOON (381)                INTERHOOPS (461)
(9-4937) [18-14-0,93]          (9-5032) [2-1-1,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DSM4 (239)                  34
2. BLUE MOON (381)             25      DSM4 (239)
3. GARDEN OF EVIL (458)         5      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)        0
5. TECHNO PUNX (369)            0      GARDEN OF EVIL (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GARDEN OF EVIL (458)       4   0  0  100   1/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 2/ 2*INTERHOOPS (461)           2   1  1 66.7   2- 2*CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     5  0 0
 3/ 3 DSM4 (239)               352 276 25 56.1   3/ 1 DREAM PARK (447)          5  7 0
 4- 4*CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     24  19  1 55.8   4/ 4 DSM4 (239)                4  3 0
 5/ 5 DREAM PARK (447)          39  36  0 52.0   5/ 5*GARDEN OF EVIL (458)      2  0 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          291 412  9 41.4   6/ 6*INTERHOOPS (461)          1  1 1
 7- 7*TECHNO PUNX (369)          0   1  0  0.0   7- 7*TECHNO PUNX (369)         0  1 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.

     Alex Griffin, being a mythical (which means "Not Real") animal, never stood a
chance against me.  Mammals are okay, but Ducks are better.

                                        Blue Goose
                                         Duelduck

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as DREAM PARK is pushed out of 
top team by BLUE MOON, who came from 3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, 
AGORAPHOBIA fought RICKY PAULDING and gained 21 points and contributed to DSM4's 
2-0-0.  ALEX GRIFFIN has lost to ANXIETY, falling 15 points, while helping make DREAM 
PARK a 1-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and BLUE 
GOOSE remains ZUKAL's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Blue Boar Inn uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     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 DREAM PARK 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUKAL, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided DREAM PARK stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was GARDEN 
OF EVIL.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BLUE MOON's 
warrior MORENCI.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well 
now, what do you expect when someone like ARTICHOKE AVENGER from GARDEN OF EVIL 
challenges down 18 points to fight MORENCI of BLUE MOON?  It pains me to see warriors 
take advantage of the system like this.  ARTICHOKE AVENGER beat MORENCI, as if it 
surprises anyone.   
     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.  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE GOOSE 4937              18  14  0    93       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIETY 4961                  5   0  1    66       DSM4 (239)
-SLASH LARUE 4993              6   2  0    61       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-INSOMNIAC 4870                6   1  0    60       DSM4 (239)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACACIA GARCIA 4862            8   5  0    55       DREAM PARK (447)
 ALEX GRIFFIN 4856             9   9  0    49       DREAM PARK (447)
 ARTICHOKE AVENGER 4994        4   0  0    34       GARDEN OF EVIL (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        6   3  0    30       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       5   4  1    28       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                4   4  0    27       BLUE MOON (381)
-TITO THE GUIDO 4992           6   3  0    26       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 BISBEE 5002                   6   6  0    24       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             2   0  0    23       BLUE MOON (381)
 AGORAPHOBIA 5041              1   0  0    21       DSM4 (239)
 CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        4   4  0    16       DREAM PARK (447)
-GREEN MACHINE 5027            1   2  0    16       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 MORENCI 5003                  0  12  0    12       BLUE MOON (381)
 RICKY PAULDING 5032           2   1  1     8       INTERHOOPS (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKSTAR 5029                 1   4  0     7       DREAM PARK (447)
-JOSH WINK 4035                0   1  0     1       TECHNO PUNX (369)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE MONDAY 4968       7  9 0 BLUE MOON 381         ANXIETY 4961          480         
ULTRAMARINE 5036       0  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         RICKY PAULDING 5032   481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

J. Thunder -- We've got all kinds of sand for your consideration.  White sand, tan
sand, black sand (volcanic), black sand (magnetic), green sand (not sand at all,
apparently), stinky sand (oh, wait, that was the cat litter...), lots of stuff.
Glad to have you back. -- Jorja

Cleopatra Schwartz -- Why didn't you WARN me--no, I know why YOU didn't warn me.  Why
didn't one of my TEAMMATES warn me that you were teetotal?  I never had a chance. --
Blue Ruin

Green Machine -- Hey, you CRACKED me!  Or at least a chip.  That wasn't NICE of you.
-- Morenci
P.S.  Maybe I can try for the "longest losing streak" stakes?

Mordant Deserter?  Sheesh. -- Bisbee

Scribes should not be allowed to embezzle.  It gives them over-large ideas, and they
can barely handle very small ideas.  That's why they get caught. -- The Prussian

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

ARTICHOKE AVENGER devastated MORENCI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLUE GOOSE vanquished ROVING DEMON in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
ALEX GRIFFIN was demolished by ANXIETY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ACACIA GARCIA devastated BISBEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CHESTER HENDERSON was overpowered by BLUE RUIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE PRUSSIAN devastated DARKSTAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RICKY PAULDING was devastated by AGORAPHOBIA in a 8 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 483 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE GOOSE 4937            18  14  0   93 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANXIETY 4961                5   0  1   66 DSM4 (239)
PARRY-STRIKE     ACACIA GARCIA 4862          8   5  0   55 DREAM PARK (447)
AIMED BLOW       ARTICHOKE AVENGER 4994      4   0  0   34 GARDEN OF EVIL (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLUE GOOSE 4937.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RICKY PAULDING 5032.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE GOOSE 4937, 
ARTICHOKE AVENGER 4994, ANXIETY 4961, BLUE RUIN 5023, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, ACACIA 
GARCIA 4862, MORENCI 5003, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, BISBEE 5002, and CHESTER HENDERSON 
4868.

The least popular fighter this week was AGORAPHOBIA 5041.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DARKSTAR 5029, CHESTER HENDERSON 4868, BISBEE 5002, ALEX 
GRIFFIN 4856, MORENCI 5003, ACACIA GARCIA 4862, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, BLUE RUIN 5023, 
ANXIETY 4961, and ARTICHOKE AVENGER 4994.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

BLUE GOOSE (9-4937) BLUE MOON (381)