DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2003    Duedate: 01/10/2004

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

10% VIGORISH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4108) [9-5-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

10% VIGORISH                   PUMA
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           TOTEM (422)
(14-4108) [9-5-0,113]          (14-4139) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HYDE                           10% VIGORISH
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-3927) [17-9-2,88]          (14-4108) [9-5-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOTEM (422)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOTEM (422)                 26
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          25      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     24      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (421)            22
5. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)      8      TOTEM (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TOTEM (422)                9   1  0 90.0   1/ 3*TOTEM (422)               9  1 0
 2/ 2*BLITZKRIEG (421)           8   2  1 80.0   2/ 4*BLITZKRIEG (421)          8  2 1
 3/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  226 134 15 62.8   3/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      8  7 0
 4- 5*REALLY BIG GUYS (395)      5   4  1 55.6   4/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   7  8 0
 5/ 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  234 197 15 54.3   5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5  9 0
 6/ 6 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     300 268 23 52.8   6- 8*REALLY BIG GUYS (395)     1  1 1
 7/ 8 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       260 313  5 45.4   7/ 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   0  5 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 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 364): ZEPHYR of ELEMENTAL FORCE from FRATSFA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): MORGAN of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
               (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): CONE SHELL of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): TOO ICKY of BLOOD RELATED (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
                          LUMMOX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      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...  Like, THE DEATH SQUAD had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by TOTEM!  Way to go TOTEM!  MVP 
award for CATKILLER?  THE DOGHOUSE's proud of him after beating CIVILIZED CRIMINAL 
and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SALLY's match with SNOW LEOPARD 
cost her a loss of 10 points!  Like OTAGO HIGHLANDERS' MOLYNEUX is sweating since he 
got challenged by Duelmaster 10% VIGORISH!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think 10% VIGORISH should let MOLYNEUX be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are BLITZKRIEG?  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can THE DOGHOUSE's 
PUSSYFOOT be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really 
the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TOBIR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 10% VIGORISH 4108             9   5  0   113       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                17  10  0    89       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 HYDE 3927                    17   9  2    88       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-10 FOOT RUDY 3829             5   3  1    66       REALLY BIG GUYS (395)
 ZERO THE HERO 4129            5   0  0    61       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATKILLER 4109                9   4  0    55       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BOWSER 4096                   8   9  0    42       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ABBOTT 4131                   4   0  0    39       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUMA 4139                     2   0  0    29       TOTEM (422)
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                5   4  0    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 THE GROPPER 4133              2   0  1    26       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 PEREGRINE 4138                2   0  0    26       TOTEM (422)
 SNOW LEOPARD 4142             2   0  0    26       TOTEM (422)
 HAMMERIN HANK 4134            2   0  0    25       BLITZKRIEG (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102           2  14  0    20       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 THE GIPPER 4135               2   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 KILDA 4127                    3   5  0    14       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 HAROLD JOHNSON 4130           3   2  0    13       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 LOGCHAIN 4111                 1   9  0    12       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 CRUSHER 4136                  1   1  0    12       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 FERRET 4140                   2   0  0     9       TOTEM (422)
 SALLY 4132                    1   1  0     5       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 WESTON 4137                   0   2  0     2       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BARBIE CHEWIT 4175            0   1  0     1       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STRIKERMUN 4147        3  4 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN 423 HIGH ELF 510          479 NONE    
SPEEDYMUN 4144         0  2 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN 423 WURM KIN 518          479 NONE    
SMARTMUN 4145          1  2 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN 423 WURM KIN 518          479 NONE    
DEAD MAN 1 4176        0  1 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN 423 BANDIT PRINCE 516     479 NONE    
DEAD MAN 2 4177        0  1 0 ALL THE MUN'S MEN 423 ARENAMASTER VASHK 514 479 NONE    
SWAMPY SPUR 3928      12 12 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 348 10 FOOT RUDY 3829     477 REVENGED
SPARROW 4141           1  1 0 TOTEM 422             THE GROPPER 4133      479         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harold Johnson -- And next time, maybe you'll remember to respect my property line!
-- Bowser

Gosh, I didn't think they meant REAL venom. -- Ghost of a very embarrassed Solly Bill

Zero the Hero -- It's a plot!  I can tell, you're some kind of Cat Hero, aren't you?
By the Great Hound, I hate that! -- Catkiller

I see why the Fratsfan Noble left home.  He was worthless and weak, and they didn't
want anything to do with him.  Bah, humbug. -- Pussyfoot

Kilda -- (whimpering)  I didn't know that was your GOOD slipper.  It was under the
bed, so I figured you didn't want it any more. -- Logchain

Really Big Guys -- If you hadn't been avoiding us, I might have fought one of you and
still been alive.  Think about THAT, why don't you! -- Ghost of Solly Bill, feeling
ornery
P.S.  And I have every RIGHT to feel ornery, too.  Nobody asked ME if I wanted to be
dead, after all.

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKERMUN was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPEEDYMUN was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SMARTMUN was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DEAD MAN 1 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MAN 2 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER VASHKU in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
10% VIGORISH viciously subdued MOLYNEUX in a popular 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
JOHN Q. PUBLIC was devastated by ABBOTT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
CRUSHER was defeated by PUSSYFOOT in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
THE GIPPER luckily beat HAROLD JOHNSON in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
HAMMERIN HANK vanquished LOGCHAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PUMA vanquished KILDA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FERRET won victory over WESTON in a exciting 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
HYDE handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZERO THE HERO savagely defeated BOWSER in a 2 minute bloody match.
CATKILLER handily defeated CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PEREGRINE overpowered BARBIE CHEWIT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE GROPPER assassinated SPARROW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SALLY was devastated by SNOW LEOPARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -   7 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  21 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  26 -  1      32  |

Turn 479 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    3 -  8         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  10% VIGORISH 4108           9   5  0  113 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              17  10  0   89 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   HYDE 3927                  17   9  2   88 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HYDE 3927.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
10% VIGORISH 4108.  The ten other most popular fighters were WESTON 4137, HAROLD 
JOHNSON 4130, ZERO THE HERO 4129, ABBOTT 4131, PUSSYFOOT 4126, CATKILLER 4109, 
PEREGRINE 4138, SNOW LEOPARD 4142, CRUSHER 4136, and HAMMERIN HANK 4134.

The least popular fighter this week was THE GIPPER 4135.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SALLY 4132, BARBIE CHEWIT 4175, KILDA 4127, LOGCHAIN 4111, JOHN Q. 
PUBLIC 4102, MOLYNEUX 3921, DEAD MAN 2 4177, DEAD MAN 1 4176, SMARTMUN 4145, and 
SPEEDYMUN 4144.