DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 09/22/2003 Duedate: 10/04/2003 TOBIR ARENA DM-14 TURN-472 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS LIVING DEAD GIRL THE DEATH SQUAD (63) (14-4077) [12-0-1,131] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader LIVING DEAD GIRL POSITION IS EMPTY THE DEATH SQUAD (63) (14-4077) [12-0-1,131] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SABRE HYDE LEGION OF STEEL (241) OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) (14-2142) [12-12-2,68] (14-3927) [11-8-2,55] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM (-1) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63) 34 2. DELIVERANCE (33) 31 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) 3. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) 22 Unchartered Team 4. PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) 22 5. LEGION OF STEEL (241) 8 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) 207 118 13 63.7 1/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) 8 7 0 2/ 2 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) 101 79 11 56.1 2/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188) 8 7 0 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) 280 254 23 52.4 3/ 4 LEGION OF STEEL (241) 7 6 0 4/ 0*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413) 2 2 0 50.0 4/ 5 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) 6 4 2 5/ 4 DELIVERANCE (33) 432 483 45 47.2 5/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) 6 4 1 6/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188) 247 292 5 45.8 6/ 6 DELIVERANCE (33) 5 5 1 7/ 6 LEGION OF STEEL (241) 47 60 4 43.9 7/ 0*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413) 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 + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Istoreth, Skaithvarn: From the ship, Istoreth was a city of spires, white marble and dark pines climbing a cliff together above a crowded harbor. Silent, beautiful, not quite familiar. Close up, with the Iayen ship moving restlessly against the worn stone of a wharf, it was more familiar, less beautiful, and not at all silent. The basic nature of a waterfront is not changed by the language of the people inhabiting it. Goff was arguing with somebody who acted official, probably a harbormaster, Raoul decided. No doubt there would be docking fees or something of that kind, and they might have to identify themselves and their purpose, register somewhere as visiting foreigners. None of that stuff was his problem. Goff could handle the harbormaster, he was doing that already. And Berdan could make himself useful dealing with any other officials. The Fratsfan looked like somebody who could deal with officials, maybe even enjoyed it. If he'd been a gladiator, he would probably have been a total parry.... The ex-assassin was talking to another man a little farther along the dock. Raoul saw money change hands, and Berdan accepted a package from the stranger. The gladiator frowned, watching the stranger walk away quickly. Berdan wasn't supposed to know anybody here...except the other assassin, Peranis. And that man was not Peranis. Was this an indication of the wide contacts Raoul had suspected all along that Berdan had? Probably. But was it a sign of treachery, or at least that Berdan was playing his own game as well as theirs? Possibly. The man was an ex-assassin, which automatically made him...not exactly untrustworthy, perhaps, but someone to be watched carefully. The assassins had been spies, as well as killers. Concealing their purposes was second nature. And he was a Fratsfan, besides, a race noted for the labyrinthine complexity of their thoughts and schemes. But he and Jeri and Goff, and by extension King Mickeal, had to trust somebody. Still, Raoul watched very closely as Berdan came back toward Goff's boat. The man was holding his package, still unopened, very carefully, on the palm of his opened hand and well away from his body. "I need a bucket of water," Berdan said quietly. "I need it rather quickly," he added when the others gaped at him. "I don't think this will explode until I open it, but I can't be sure...." Jeri jumped and reached for a bucket, Raoul took it from her and dunked it over the side, then held it out. "Set it over there, away from us all," the ex-assassin said. "There are even a few explosive devises which are activated by water, though I don't think this is one." He wasn't quite whispering. "They're...tricky to handle, and Peranis had to leave this in the hands of a stranger who might be careless. It should be something simple, perhaps not even magical." When the bucket was positioned to his satisfaction, and Goff had drawn the staring harbormaster out of the way, Berdan lowered the package gently into the water and sprang back. "If it's magical, what difference will water make?" Jeri asked. "More than you might think," Berdan answered. "Water is amazing stuff and washes out many things." The bucket suddenly erupted into a plume of dark foam. "Ah! I wondered what Peranis might have available. That he would risk using black ice tells us that he is truly desperate." As he spoke, the plume reached the height of a man, collapsed, and dissolved the end of the dock before falling into the harbor. "The other ships!" the harbormaster exclaimed, looking around frantically. "They're not in danger," Berdan said. "The black ice has exhausted itself. You see?" He pointed downward. "It is dissipating." "You said it would be safer to put the package into water," Jeri muttered in a shaky voice. "It is, it was, young lady. Had black ice been exposed to air before water, the results would have been disastrous." "It's disastrous as it is!" the harbormaster wailed. "My dock!" He turned on Berdan fiercely. "You brought this here--" "I did nothing of the sort," the ex-assassin answered coldly. "It was handed to me but moments ago by one of YOUR men." Before the harbormaster could respond, a squad of soldiers thundered onto the dock. "Everyone here is to see Lord Dankilvan immediately!" the leader commanded. SPY REPORT I can't believe the violence in TOBIR! I still haven't told Mom I'm writing Spyreports. She'd have a cow! Well, here we go... MVP award for FAKE PHONE NUMBER? PISSED PIZZA GUYS' proud of her after beating CATKILLER and getting 21 points. Talk about yer major upsets! CATKILLER's match with FAKE PHONE NUMBER cost him a loss of 18 points! WINDOW WING SIGN thinks his 7-1-3 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster. Any bets? Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair? I think LIVING DEAD GIRL should let WINDOW WING SIGN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it. Who was the wiseguy that said TOBIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Deeproot Inn? Don't look at me! So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway? It can't be for these really neat Spyreports can it? THE DEATH SQUAD was TOBIR's most avoided team. Is there some award for that? I don't know what PISSED PIZZA GUYS' been doing. They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE DEATH SQUAD, that's fer sher. Like, is MOLYNEUX popular, or what? He was challenged the most in all of TOBIR! He's got a 14-6-0, is that good? Speaking of challenging 29 points above did you hear about YETI of DELIVERANCE vs. THE DOGHOUSE's SOLLY BILL? (And how was that intro!) YETI lost to SOLLY BILL, but he got 3 points. SOLLY BILL won, and got 2 points. I don't get it. Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other! Don't you guys ever give it a break? What a bummer deal for I ATE MY WORM! He just barely was getting his "fighter feet" but got kill by RAPINE of DELIVERANCE! Those're the breaks, I guess. Fight, fight, fight. Is that all you guys can do? Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I gotta leave. TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much! I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077 12 0 1 131 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SWAMPY SPUR 3928 11 8 1 99 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) BERWICK 3901 16 9 1 96 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) WINDOW WING SIGN 3876 7 1 3 93 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RUDE CUSTOMER 3810 13 11 1 88 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) ATROPHY 4034 11 6 1 83 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) MOLYNEUX 3921 14 6 0 80 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) CONAN 3986 13 14 0 78 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) SABRE 2142 12 12 2 68 LEGION OF STEEL (241) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SOLLY BILL 3998 17 12 0 65 THE DOGHOUSE (188) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HYDE 3927 11 8 2 55 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) FAKE PHONE NUMBER 3839 7 7 1 54 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) 10% VIGORISH 4108 4 3 0 50 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) VICTIM 4033 8 9 1 44 DELIVERANCE (33) YETI 4025 7 13 1 37 DELIVERANCE (33) $2 A GALLON GAS 3884 4 2 0 34 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAPINE 4091 6 2 2 33 DELIVERANCE (33) CATKILLER 4109 5 1 0 30 THE DOGHOUSE (188) THE COUGAREAT 3885 3 1 1 26 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389) SHARP STEEL 4123 2 0 0 24 LEGION OF STEEL (241) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BOWSER 4096 4 6 0 22 THE DOGHOUSE (188) PUSSYFOOT 4126 2 0 0 20 THE DOGHOUSE (188) PRITHEE 4092 5 3 1 19 DELIVERANCE (33) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME REFLECTIVE STEEL 4124 2 1 0 19 LEGION OF STEEL (241) JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102 1 8 0 11 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) SURGICAL STEEL 4125 2 1 0 10 LEGION OF STEEL (241) COLD STEEL 4122 1 1 0 6 LEGION OF STEEL (241) LOGCHAIN 4111 0 3 0 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188) KILDA 4127 0 1 0 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? UNGER THE OGRE 4103 1 4 0 DELIVERANCE 33 THE COUGAREAT 3885 472 JUNKYARD MUTT 3936 15 22 2 THE DOGHOUSE 188 SWAMPY SPUR 3928 470 I ATE MY WORM 4053 2 1 0 I BENT MY WOOKIE 413 RAPINE 4091 472 BLACKHEAD 3994 7 3 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 348 WINDOW WING SIGN 3876 470 PERSONAL ADS All -- Please excuse our absence last round. Our manager is in the second year of getting something called a Ph.D. and his student loan money hadn't been received yet, so he only had 67 gold pieces to his name with a wife and kid to feed. He got all of that boring stuff fixed now, so he can send us to our destiny. It would be nice if we could fight for free, but any warrior knows that outfitting oneself for combat is no small task. Therefore, if I should break my sword on your helmet, I will be taking the replacement price out of your hide! Please remember to tip your drivers. -- Rude Customer All -- Hopefully my turn will get to RSI in time for me to run. If I had had the money, I would've run my team so the Mun could avenge his fallen comrade. Please excuse my bad timing, it was beyond my control. -- wuapinmon (yes, the w is lower- case) Otago Highlanders -- I smell mutton! -- Fake Phone Number. Reflective -- Me aim for head every time. Me like seeing blood squirt from ears. Huh huh huh huhh. -- The Cougareat Leeta -- To answer your question, yes we do wheat free, although Fake Phone Number thinks that's disgusting, and the Cougareat will do anything for a sandwich or something shiny. --- $2 a Gallon Gas, the most pissed of all the Pissed Pizza Guys. Living Dead Girl -- My judgement cometh soon, and that right quickly. I am become death, the destroyer of girls. You shall give up the ghost sooner than you'd hoped. -- Window Wing Sign 10% Vigorish -- You learned all that in five seconds? I'm impressed. -- Solly Bill John Q Public -- You see what it is? I'm a dog. A plain, ordinary, non-pedigreed, GOOD dog. And you can't keep a good dog down. -- Bowser Especially if there's room on the couch. -- Ed. The Ambitious Guard was a cat, but the arenamaster, another cat, wouldn't let me kill him. Darn. -- Catkiller Reflective Steel -- Hmm, the way you reflected all my attempts to hit you was nothing short of diabolical. -- Logchain Cold Steel -- You need to warm up, big boy. -- Pussyfoot, smiling sweetly and fluttering his eyelashes Rude Customer -- Have you got any pizzas with non-wheat crust for those of us who are allergic to wheat? -- Leeta, the Doghouse P.S. Good to have you back. Surgical -- I have tactics? This is news for me. -- Logchain Seraphim -- Fool, I mean, full squad noted. Not good noted, but... what other kind of team is there? "Not very good" would describe mine, too. -- Leeta P.S. I don't know if this arena is "tending Delarquan" or not. Categorizing is so tedious and restrictive. I thought it was just going along in the way that results from the sum of the managers present. I play in every region myself, and aside from contest arenas, which tend to be bloodthirsty, there isn't that much difference except maybe in tone of the personals. When there are personals at all. 25 August 2003 To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is: Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer." Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault." Guardian -- Paper Figurehead 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS WINDOW WING SIGN was devastated by LIVING DEAD GIRL in a 1 minute Challenge fight. RUDE CUSTOMER won victory over CONAN in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge battle. SABRE was overpowered by ATROPHY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel. YETI was bested by SOLLY BILL in a 1 minute Challenge fight. $2 A GALLON GAS was savagely defeated by HYDE in a 2 minute Challenge match. FAKE PHONE NUMBER vanquished CATKILLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. BERWICK savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory master's brawl. SWAMPY SPUR overcame NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute melee. MOLYNEUX won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd boring 6 minute veteran's duel. BOWSER was vanquished by VICTIM in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight. 10% VIGORISH overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight. I ATE MY WORM was narrowly killed by RAPINE in a 2 minute bloody competition. PRITHEE bested LOGCHAIN in a 3 minute battle. JOHN Q. PUBLIC was savagely defeated by SHARP STEEL in a 4 minute gory brawl. THE COUGAREAT easily killed UNGER THE OGRE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict. PUSSYFOOT won victory over SURGICAL STEEL in a 3 minute amateur's bout. COLD STEEL won victory over KILDA in a 2 minute novice's fray. REFLECTIVE STEEL bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 LUNGING ATTACK 14 - 6 - 1 70 | |STRIKING ATTACK 5 AIMED BLOW 10 - 5 - 1 67 | |LUNGING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 15 - 8 - 2 65 | |SLASHING ATTACK 3 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 3 - 2 63 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 BASHING ATTACK 10 - 7 - 1 59 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 STRIKING ATTACK 21 - 15 - 1 58 | |AIMED BLOW 2 PARRY-STRIKE 8 - 7 - 1 53 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 8 - 0 47 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 15 - 0 35 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 9 - 17 - 0 35 | Turn 472 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 2 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 3 2 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 4 2 PARRY-LUNGE WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 2 2 BASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 LUNGING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077 12 0 1 131 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) PARRY-LUNGE SWAMPY SPUR 3928 11 8 1 99 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) BASHING ATTACK BERWICK 3901 16 9 1 96 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) AIMED BLOW ATROPHY 4034 11 6 1 83 THE DEATH SQUAD (63) TOTAL PARRY MOLYNEUX 3921 14 6 0 80 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348) WALL OF STEEL SOLLY BILL 3998 17 12 0 65 THE DOGHOUSE (188) LUNGING ATTACK HYDE 3927 11 8 2 55 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 HYDE 3927. The ten other most popular fighters were BERWICK 3901, PRITHEE 4092, SWAMPY SPUR 3928, SHARP STEEL 4123, SOLLY BILL 3998, VICTIM 4033, I ATE MY WORM 4053, LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077, RUDE CUSTOMER 3810, and CONAN 3986. The least popular fighter this week was MOLYNEUX 3921. The other ten least popular fighters were SURGICAL STEEL 4125, PUSSYFOOT 4126, UNGER THE OGRE 4103, CATKILLER 4109, YETI 4025, SABRE 2142, WINDOW WING SIGN 3876, KILDA 4127, THE COUGAREAT 3885, and JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102. FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI ADM TOURNEY W L K TEAM NAME DUNEDIN 3703 (26-29-0) 1 3 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS BALCLUTHA 3169 (23-27-1) 0 2 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS CHAMPIONS TOURNEY W L K TEAM NAME SKIPPY 2305 (0-0-0) 0 3 0 PRIDE OF THE CDC INITIATES TOURNEY W L K TEAM NAME ARAGORN 4082 (3-0-0) 7 3 0 DEAD THE FELLOWSHIP AVENGER 3500 (0-0-0) 1 3 0 THE SHADOWS VIRTUE 2307 (0-0-0) 1 3 0 PRIDE OF THE CDC PUNISHER 3499 (0-0-0) 0 3 0 THE SHADOWS ROOKIES TOURNEY W L K TEAM NAME DRY HEAVES 4046 (0-0-0) 5 3 0 COLLEGE FUN R.A. SALVATORE 4013 (0-0-0) 3 3 0 SADISTS-GOOD READIN'