DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2004    Duedate: 02/09/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALEX GRIFFIN
DREAM PARK (447)
(9-4856) [10-9-1,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALEX GRIFFIN                   I RULE!!!
DREAM PARK (447)               WRATH OF ONE (460)
(9-4856) [10-9-1,66]           (9-5016) [1-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALEX GRIFFIN                   GREEN MACHINE
DREAM PARK (447)               CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
(9-4856) [10-9-1,66]           (9-5027) [2-2-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATH OF ONE (460)          23
2. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)       19      CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
3. DREAM PARK (447)            17      Unchartered Team
4. GARDEN OF EVIL (458)         0
5. DSM4 (239)                   0      WRATH OF ONE (460)

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/ 2 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     9  1 1
 2/ 0*WRATH OF ONE (460)         1   0  0  100   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 3- 2*INTERHOOPS (461)           2   1  1 66.7   3- 4 DSM4 (239)                3  2 0
 4/ 4 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     28  20  2 58.3   4/ 3 DREAM PARK (447)          2  7 1
 5- 3 DSM4 (239)               352 276 25 56.1   5- 5*GARDEN OF EVIL (458)      1  0 0
 6/ 5 DREAM PARK (447)          40  36  1 52.6   6/ 0*WRATH OF ONE (460)        1  0 0
 7/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          292 416  9 41.2   7- 6*INTERHOOPS (461)          0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): ILLUMINAUGHTY of LOBOTOMATION (Manray, Marquis
                           d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 477): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 476): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 463): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 454): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 206): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 193): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 342): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 322): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 477): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 476): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 463): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 454): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 206): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 193): none
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 342): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 322): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 480): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 462): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 341): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is plain that the city is in danger if roving demons can come out in broad
daylight (or as broad as winter daylight usually is, which is rather narrow,
actually) and compete for the Duelmastership.  You mammals seem to be mismanaging the
situation.

                                     Blue Goose
                                      Duelduck

P.S.  Favorite or not, you won't catch ME going around with a war flail.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to BLUE MOON, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the CLAN O' WHOOPAS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for I RULE!!!, who 
flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing THE PRUSSIAN like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  THE 
PRUSSIAN was overcame by I RULE!!! and drops 16 points.  Our battling duelmaster BLUE 
GOOSE has managed to hold the title, fending off ROVING DEMON's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, ZUKAL.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUKAL arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BLUE MOON, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
ZUKAL really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause CLAN O' WHOOPAS beats feet every time BLUE MOON smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  And who is this MORENCI you ask, with 13 points and a 0-13-0 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  I have no doubt that DREAM PARK 
will be celebrating long and loud their warrior ALEX GRIFFIN's slaying of SLASH LARUE 
on the sands.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the 
arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEX GRIFFIN 4856            10   9  1    66       DREAM PARK (447)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  5   0  1    66       DSM4 (239)
-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)
 CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       6   4  1    38       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-ARTICHOKE AVENGER 4994        4   0  0    34       GARDEN OF EVIL (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITO THE GUIDO 4992           7   3  1    33       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        7   3  0    33       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN MACHINE 5027            2   2  0    26       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 BISBEE 5002                   6   7  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I RULE!!! 5016                1   0  0    23       WRATH OF ONE (460)
-AGORAPHOBIA 5041              1   0  0    21       DSM4 (239)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                4   5  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        4   4  0    16       DREAM PARK (447)
 MORENCI 5003                  0  13  0    13       BLUE MOON (381)
-RICKY PAULDING 5032           2   1  1     8       INTERHOOPS (461)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             2   1  0     7       BLUE MOON (381)
-DARKSTAR 5029                 1   4  0     7       DREAM PARK (447)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE 606        0  1 0   1                   TITO THE GUIDO 4992   484 NONE    
BLUE MONDAY 4968       7  9 0 BLUE MOON 381         ANXIETY 4961          480 NOT REVE
ULTRAMARINE 5036       0  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         RICKY PAULDING 5032   481         
SLASH LARUE 4993       6  3 0 CLAN O' WHOOPAS 457   ALEX GRIFFIN 4856     484         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Artichoke Avenger -- Wow, am I on track, or what?  If I can keep this up for another
couple of years, I might qualify for the "longest losing streak" competition! --
Morenci

Acacia Garcia -- You're a damned prickly woman. -- Bisbee

Chester Henderson -- You think you feel badly now, wait'll the hangover hits! -- Blue
Ruin

Darkstar -- That must make it hard for you to be a "shining star" on your team, hmm?
-- 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

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

CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ devastated BLUE RUIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GREEN MACHINE vanquished MORENCI in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BLUE GOOSE savagely defeated ROVING DEMON in a 3 minute bloody duel.
SLASH LARUE was dealt death by ALEX GRIFFIN in a 1 minute Title fight.
TITO THE GUIDO assassinated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BISBEE was bested by STONEWALL JACKSON in a 1 minute duel.
THE PRUSSIAN was overpowered by I RULE!!! in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  2      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 484 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         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ALEX GRIFFIN 4856          10   9  1   66 DREAM PARK (447)
LUNGING ATTACK   CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990     6   4  1   38 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALEX GRIFFIN 4856.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GREEN MACHINE 5027.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLEOPATRA 
SCHWARTZ 4990, SLASH LARUE 4993, I RULE!!! 5016, MORENCI 5003, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, 
TITO THE GUIDO 4992, BISBEE 5002, STONEWALL JACKSON 4991, BLUE RUIN 5023, and THE 
PRUSSIAN 5039.

The least popular fighter this week was THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE RUIN 5023, STONEWALL JACKSON 4991, BISBEE 5002, TITO THE 
GUIDO 4992, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, MORENCI 5003, I RULE!!! 5016, SLASH LARUE 4993, 
CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990, and GREEN MACHINE 5027.

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

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