DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2003    Duedate: 08/09/2003

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONAN
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-3986) [12-11-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONAN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           
(14-3986) [12-11-0,94]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SABRE                          CONAN
LEGION OF STEEL (241)          THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-2142) [11-9-2,62]          (14-3986) [12-11-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          46
2. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        29      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)      5      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION OF STEEL (241)        1
5. THE FELLOWSHIP (416)         0      SCARLET KNIGHTS (302)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  197 113 12 63.5   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      9  6 0
 2/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     270 244 23 52.5   2/ 2 DELIVERANCE (33)          8  7 1
 3/ 2 DELIVERANCE (33)         427 478 44 47.2   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        7  7 0
 4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       237 283  5 45.6   4/ 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   3  2 0
 5/ 0 LEGION OF STEEL (241)     39  54  4 41.9   5- 4*THE FELLOWSHIP (416)      1  0 0
 6- 4*THE FELLOWSHIP (416)       4   8  0 33.3   6/ 0 LEGION OF STEEL (241)     0  3 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): CONAN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): TAOS of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): ORION ORANGE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 466): DAISY JANUARY of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 459): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): INFERNO of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
             (turn 452): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): DESPICABLE DUCK of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             FARMER'S GIRL of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
                          WETBOX of BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)
              (turn 315): SMOOCHY of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TOBIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, 
but don't get cocky, THE DOGHOUSE, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud. 
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see JUNKYARD MUTT win a fight and gain 22 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JUNKYARD MUTT beat SWAMPY SPUR and SWAMPY SPUR lost 21 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TOBIR may be 
getting bland, as CONAN stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks 
and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  YETI 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of TOBIR.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONAN 3986                   12  11  0    94       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERWICK 3901                 14   8  1    90       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077         8   0  1    88       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 JUNKYARD MUTT 3936           15  20  2    86       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BLACKHEAD 3994                6   2  1    74       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MOLYNEUX 3921                12   5  0    67       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMPY SPUR 3928              8   8  0    64       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 SABRE 2142                   11   9  2    62       LEGION OF STEEL (241)
 ATROPHY 4034                  8   5  1    62       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SOLLY BILL 3998              14  11  0    57       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDE 3927                     9   7  2    52       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 10% VIGORISH 4108             2   1  0    33       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 YETI 4025                     6  12  1    31       DELIVERANCE (33)
 VICTIM 4033                   7   8  1    30       DELIVERANCE (33)
 CATKILLER 4109                2   0  0    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BOWSER 4096                   2   4  0    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PRITHEE 4092                  4   2  1    25       DELIVERANCE (33)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPINE 4091                   4   2  1    15       DELIVERANCE (33)
 JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102           1   4  0     7       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 UNGER THE OGRE 4103           1   2  0     5       DELIVERANCE (33)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEGOLAS 4078           1  2 0 THE FELLOWSHIP 416    RAPINE 4091           464 REVENGED
MARTIAL STEEL 2297     4  4 0 LEGION OF STEEL 241   STONE GOLEM 517       468 NONE    
SYLVAN STEEL 2465      1  1 0 LEGION OF STEEL 241   WURM KIN 518          468 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Conan -- Sorry, but I just didn't have time to do more.  I have to get ready to leave
for the Isle, you know. -- Daisy January

Living Dead Girl -- The very idea of you is scary. -- Solly Bill

Atrophy -- Er, the Mutt seems annoyed with you.  Try not to go down alleys that he
might be hanging out in, and definitely avoid junkyards for a while. -- Daisy

10% Vigorish -- That's all it takes?  Gee. -- Bowser

Unger the Ogre -- You looked like you MIGHT be a cat, and I was taking no chances. --
Catkiller

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARTIAL STEEL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYLVAN STEEL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JOHN Q. PUBLIC was subdued by PRITHEE in a 5 minute Challenge melee.
10% VIGORISH demolished YETI in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CONAN viciously subdued MOLYNEUX in a popular 3 minute gory Title contest.
BERWICK demolished ATROPHY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SWAMPY SPUR was vanquished by JUNKYARD MUTT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LIVING DEAD GIRL overpowered SOLLY BILL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLACKHEAD overpowered SABRE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
HYDE viciously subdued VICTIM in a 2 minute gory duel.
BOWSER vanquished RAPINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
UNGER THE OGRE was overpowered by CATKILLER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  2      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  1      38  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CONAN 3986                 12  11  0   94 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077       8   0  1   88 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              12   5  0   67 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  SABRE 2142                 11   9  2   62 LEGION OF STEEL (241)
AIMED BLOW       ATROPHY 4034                8   5  1   62 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
WALL OF STEEL    SOLLY BILL 3998            14  11  0   57 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   HYDE 3927                   9   7  2   52 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SABRE 2142.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CONAN 3986.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRITHEE 4092, HYDE 3927, 10% 
VIGORISH 4108, LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077, BLACKHEAD 3994, MARTIAL STEEL 2297, JOHN Q. 
PUBLIC 4102, BERWICK 3901, JUNKYARD MUTT 3936, and CATKILLER 4109.

The least popular fighter this week was UNGER THE OGRE 4103.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAPINE 4091, VICTIM 4033, SABRE 2142, SOLLY BILL 3998, SWAMPY 
SPUR 3928, SYLVAN STEEL 2465, BOWSER 4096, ATROPHY 4034, MOLYNEUX 3921, and YETI 
4025.