DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2003    Duedate: 07/29/2003

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIFE SENTANCE
THE LAWMEN (148)
(12-2919) [35-15-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIFE SENTANCE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE LAWMEN (148)               
(12-2919) [35-15-0,127]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EQUALIZER                      RIFT
THE LAWMEN (148)               SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
(12-3391) [11-8-0,117]         (12-3922) [7-4-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CITY (570)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEET MAGIC (267)           30
2. THE CITY (570)              29      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          28      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES II (565)      24
5. THE LAWMEN (148)            21      SCHOOL CAFETERIA (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     3   1  1 75.0   1/ 4 THE CITY (570)           11  4 0
 2- 2*THE NORTH (554)            2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 1
 3/ 4 ARENA FELINES II (565)   194 103 19 65.3   3/ 7 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        8  2 0
 4/ 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     107  58  4 64.8   4/ 1 THE LAWMEN (148)          8  6 0
 5/ 5 HELL-MART (531)          103  65  2 61.3   5/ 2 ARENA FELINES II (565)    8  6 0
 6/ 8 THE CITY (570)            36  24  4 60.0   6/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  7 0
 7- 6*THAT TEAM (556)            3   2  1 60.0   7/ 8 HELL-MART (531)           6  4 0
 8/ 7 THE LAWMEN (148)         432 308 29 58.4   8/ 6 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     5  9 0
 9/ 9 ARENA FELINES (177)      570 445 54 56.2   9- 9 LUROCIANS IV (438)        3  3 1
10-10 ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)  88  70  2 55.7  10/10 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
11-11 LUROCIANS IV (438)       153 122  6 55.6  11-14*THAT TEAM (556)           1  0 1
12/12 DREAMERS (142)           865 921 76 48.4  12-11*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    1  1 1
13/13 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       272 300 27 47.6  13-13*THE NORTH (554)           1  1 0
14/14 SWEET MAGIC (267)        292 442  7 39.8  14/12 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      1  2 0
15/15 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     97 178  4 35.3  15-15 ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)  0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at THE LAWMEN left the arena dejected, after being kicked out 
of the top spot by THE CITY.  Good show!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to BLOODSUCKERS.  Say what 
you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but THE CITY will tell you 36-24-4 is 
nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for TILLOUISA, who pummelled AISLE GET YOU!, to 
pocket 18 points.  SNAGGLE PUSS certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to ARTHUR and losing 14 points in the process!  LIFE SENTANCE found out being 
RIZTAB's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 2 challenges!  The arena 
was more crowded than usual this time, as MIKE BELIEVE faced RIZTAB's Duelmaster.  
LIFE SENTANCE successfully staved off a grab for the roses by MIKE BELIEVE of 
POWERPUFF GIRLS.  Does RIZTAB have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ARENA FELINES, alone and unchallenged.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of HELL-MART, so did that sorry team 
shy from ARENA FELINES My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the 
mismatched fight, EQUALIZER and DOORSTOP.  Are THE LAWMEN unwilling to engage in a 
fair fight?  I thought EQUALIZER showed great skill and promise when he won victory 
over DOORSTOP.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  RIZTAB, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIFE SENTANCE 2919           35  15  0   127       THE LAWMEN (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WISHFUL THINKER 5556         17  16  0   121       DREAMERS (142)
 EQUALIZER 3391               11   8  0   117       THE LAWMEN (148)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  16  0   110       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690         13   8  1   110       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 KITTY KAT 5700               15   4  1   103       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 DOORSTOP 5086                20  38  0    98       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LIBERTY BELLE 5448           16  22  0    97       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 MIKE BELIEVE 5552            14  16  0    97       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 TILLOUISA 5680               15   9  1    92       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CUNNING CALICO 5628          18  13  1    91       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSONAL BEJEEZUS 5451       13   4  0    90       ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)
 CAT FANCY 5739                8   5  1    90       ARENA FELINES (177)
 97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         21  10  0    83       HELL-MART (531)
 BARRY 5663                   13   8  0    83       THE CITY (570)
 SMELLY CAT 5742              10   3  1    82       ARENA FELINES (177)
 DENOGGINIZER 5702            10   7  0    74       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 OCTAPUSSY 5720               10   6  1    71       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 DROMMARE 5755                 7   4  1    70       DREAMERS (142)
 AISLE GET YOU! 5100          17  13  2    69       HELL-MART (531)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SISONGOEN 5168                8  17  1    66       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-THAT WARRIOR 5444             3   2  1    66       THAT TEAM (556)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                11   2  1    61       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 THE TICK 5659                 8   2  0    60       THE CITY (570)
 SOMNUS 5708                   7  11  1    58       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAT MANUAL 5660               5   5  1    58       THE CITY (570)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTHUR 5662                   5   5  1    50       THE CITY (570)
 BAT MASTERSON 3384            8  11  1    49       THE LAWMEN (148)
 RIFT 3922                     7   4  1    49       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 FRANK DREBIN 3209            10  17  0    47       THE LAWMEN (148)
 NANETTE 5629                  5  26  0    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            6   2  0    41       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 PHANTAST 5737                 5   8  2    41       DREAMERS (142)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698               7   9  1    40       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775       3   2  0    35       THE CITY (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731             5   9  0    30       ARENA FELINES (177)
-ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      2   1  0    30       THE NORTH (554)
-OWEN 5656                     3   0  1    29       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770          3   4  0    28       ARENA FELINES (177)
-GHOUL 4825                    3   2  1    27       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
-KUNG PAO 5753                 2   0  1    24       LUROCIANS IV (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRAITH 4824                   3   2  1    23       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     3   2  0    22       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634        4   4  0    16       HELL-MART (531)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                3   1  0    16       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-SKELETON 4826                 2   3  2    16       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 LITTLE BULL 5786              2   0  0    15       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 PIZZARRHEA 5750               1   1  0    12       HELL-MART (531)
 SONADOR 5769                  1   6  0    11       DREAMERS (142)
-LICH 4828                     1   4  1     8       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 METER MAID 5789               1   1  0     8       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BURBUJA 5788                  1   0  0     7       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-ZOMBIE 4827                   1   4  0     7       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 BOMBON 5776                   1   3  0     6       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             1   1  0     5       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 NOREEN 5783                   0   4  0     4       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           0   2  0     2       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRAIDY CAT 5784        1  1 0 ARENA FELINES II 565  KUNG PAO 5753         467         
BLOOD THUG 5728        6  5 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      RIFT 3922             465         
BABURUSU 5678          9 10 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   THAT WARRIOR 5444     466         
DOMILDA 5766           2  4 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       OWEN 5656             466         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Equalizer -- Okay, you've defeated the Doorstop.  But what have you done to make
things equal lately, eh? -- Jorja

Bataakappu -- Somehow, that does not seem like a Convincian name.  What is it's
origin and significance? -- Nanette
P.S.  Mine means I am, or was, smaller than Nansi, my aunt.  Unglamorous, but there
it is, eh?

Flowbee -- I think you should be RETURNED for a full REFUND, because there's
something WRONG with you. -- Tillouisa

Chainsaw Vigilante -- (puzzled look)  You go around sawing chains? -- Noreen

Little Bull -- "Little" as compared to what? -- Song of Summer

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EQUALIZER devastated DOORSTOP in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LIBERTY BELLE slimly lost to WISHFUL THINKER in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
MIKE BELIEVE was viciously subdued by LIFE SENTANCE in a 17 minute Challenge fight.
FRANK DREBIN was unbelievably bested by NANETTE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SOMNUS beat RIFT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Challenge brawl.
BAT MASTERSON was unbelievably bested by THE TICK in a 5 minute Challenge melee.
STEADY EDDIE luckily beat BOMBON in a popular 10 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
LITTLE BULL savagely defeated METER MAID in a 5 minute gory novice's Challenge melee.
FLOWBEE subdued CAT FANCY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
FASTER PUSSYCAT devastated BARRY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory one-sided battle.
KITTY KAT handily defeated MOTTA THE PIKE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DENOGGINIZER was unbelievably bested by 97 ITEM EXPRESS in a 4 minute master's bout.
TILLOUISA overpowered AISLE GET YOU! in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CUNNING CALICO savagely defeated DROMMARE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
SMELLY CAT overpowered DEVAR THE TRAITOR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
OCTAPUSSY devastated PHANTAST in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BAT MANUAL vanquished WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARTHUR handily defeated SNAGGLE PUSS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BATAAKAPPU was devastated by KNOTHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE overpowered SONADOR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
XXL STRETCH PANTS was overpowered by JOSTLING JAGUAR in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
PIZZARRHEA defeated WILLIE THE RAT in a 2 minute beginner's match.
BLOOD BUD overpowered SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NOREEN was beaten by BURBUJA in a 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  43 -  6      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  40 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  28 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  43 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   9 -  1      18  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  11 -  0       8  |

Turn 468 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LIFE SENTANCE 2919         35  15  0  127 THE LAWMEN (148)
WALL OF STEEL    WISHFUL THINKER 5556       17  16  0  121 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  EQUALIZER 3391             11   8  0  117 THE LAWMEN (148)
BASHING ATTACK   FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690       13   8  1  110 ARENA FELINES II (565)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             15   9  1   92 SWEET MAGIC (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  OCTAPUSSY 5720             10   6  1   71 ARENA FELINES II (565)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EQUALIZER 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RIFT 3922.  The ten other most popular fighters were DENOGGINIZER 5702, BAT 
MASTERSON 3384, EQUALIZER 3391, BOMBON 5776, LIBERTY BELLE 5448, FASTER PUSSYCAT 
5690, WISHFUL THINKER 5556, CUNNING CALICO 5628, PIZZARRHEA 5750, and FRANK DREBIN 
3209.

The least popular fighter this week was LIFE SENTANCE 2919.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MIKE BELIEVE 5552, STEADY EDDIE 5785, SONG OF SUMMER 5790, XXL 
STRETCH PANTS 5634, BATAAKAPPU 5698, SNAGGLE PUSS 5731, WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773, 
PHANTAST 5737, METER MAID 5789, and THE TICK 5659.

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

LIFE SENTANCE (12-2919) THE LAWMEN (148)

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

FLOWBEE (12-5154) HELL-MART (531)