DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2004    Duedate: 01/24/2004

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

10% VIGORISH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4108) [10-5-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

10% VIGORISH                   PUMA
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           TOTEM (422)
(14-4108) [10-5-0,124]         (14-4139) [3-0-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HYDE                           ZERO THE HERO
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)        THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-3927) [17-10-2,82]         (14-4129) [5-1-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOTEM (422)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        29
2. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     27      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. TOTEM (422)                 14      Unchartered Team
4. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)      12
5. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)      7      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)               12   3  0 80.0   1/ 1*TOTEM (422)              12  3 0
 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (421)           8   2  1 80.0   2/ 4 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   7  7 0
 3/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  228 136 15 62.6   3/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  8 0
 4/ 0*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)     3   2  0 60.0   4/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      6  9 0
 5- 4*REALLY BIG GUYS (395)      5   4  1 55.6   5- 2*BLITZKRIEG (421)          3  2 1
 6/ 5 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  236 198 16 54.4   6/ 7 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   2  6 1
 7/ 6 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     302 271 23 52.7   7/ 0*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    1  0 0
 8/ 7 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       262 316  5 45.3   8- 6*REALLY BIG GUYS (395)     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 #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

                                      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 PUMA?  TOTEM's 
proud of him after beating BOWSER and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  SNOW LEOPARD's match with I ATE MY WORM cost him a loss of 12 points!  Don't 
you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think 10% VIGORISH should let HYDE be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of BLITZKRIEG must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there 
some deep dark secret why TOTEM's been avoiding BLITZKRIEG so much?  Or is it just 
that they're too scared?  Can THE DOGHOUSE's PUSSYFOOT be more popular than me?  He 
was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  Speaking of challenging 28 
points above did you hear about ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD vs. OTAGO 
HIGHLANDERS' MOLYNEUX?  (And how was that intro!) ZERO THE HERO lost to MOLYNEUX, but 
he got 5 points.  MOLYNEUX 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?  How cruel!  THE DEATH SQUAD heartlessly sent his to JOHN Q. PUBLIC 
certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 2-14-0 bad or something?  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     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!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 10% VIGORISH 4108            10   5  0   124       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                18  10  0    91       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDE 3927                    17  10  2    82       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   1  0    66       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 CATKILLER 4109               10   4  0    57       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUMA 4139                     3   0  0    47       TOTEM (422)
-ABBOTT 4131                   4   0  0    39       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BOWSER 4096                   8  10  0    34       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                6   4  0    33       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 I ATE MY WORM 4053            3   1  0    33       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
-THE GROPPER 4133              2   0  1    26       BLITZKRIEG (421)
-HAMMERIN HANK 4134            2   0  0    25       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 HAROLD JOHNSON 4130           4   2  0    24       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEREGRINE 4138                2   1  0    23       TOTEM (422)
-THE GIPPER 4135               2   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4184           1   0  1    16       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 KILDA 4127                    3   6  0    15       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 FERRET 4140                   3   0  0    14       TOTEM (422)
 SNOW LEOPARD 4142             2   1  0    14       TOTEM (422)
 LOGCHAIN 4111                 1  10  0    13       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WESTON 4137                   1   2  0    12       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-CRUSHER 4136                  1   1  0    12       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 BAMBAM MUN 4182               1   0  0    10       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 ROBIN 4179                    1   0  0     6       TOTEM (422)
-SALLY 4132                    1   1  0     5       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 BARBIE CHEWIT 4175            0   2  0     2       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 STUD MUN 4183                 0   1  0     1       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 JUNO 4178                     0   1  0     1       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 495      0  1 0   1                   LITTLE BIG MUN 4184   480 NONE    
JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102    2 15 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    DARK CHAMPION 515     480 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
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

Crusher -- The thing is, I didn't WANT to be crushed.  That sort of thing takes two,
you know, a crusher and a crushee, and you're going to have to find a DIFFERENT
crushee.  Sorry. -- Pussyfoot
P.S.  But nor real sorry.

Hammering Hank -- (indignantly)  Do I look like a Hank?  Go hammer somebody else! --
Logchain

Zero the Hero -- (growling)  You're not MY hero.  NO hero would kick a dog. -- Bowser

That Civilized Criminal was a CAT and I was going to KILL it, and then the
Arenamaster, a damned cat-lover if I ever saw one, STOPPED ME. -- Catkiller, foaming
lightly at the mouth

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOHN Q. PUBLIC was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZERO THE HERO was luckily beaten by MOLYNEUX in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PEREGRINE lost to PUSSYFOOT in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
FERRET luckily beat KILDA in a monotonous 14 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BARBIE CHEWIT was devastated by WESTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
10% VIGORISH devastated HYDE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
CATKILLER viciously subdued CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
BOWSER was vanquished by PUMA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNOW LEOPARD was vanquished by I ATE MY WORM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOGCHAIN was overpowered by HAROLD JOHNSON in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
JUNO was demolished by BAMBAM MUN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROBIN unbelievably bested STUD MUN in a exciting 4 minute bloody novice's contest.
LITTLE BIG MUN executed POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  10 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  26 -  1      30  |

Turn 480 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  10% VIGORISH 4108          10   5  0  124 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              18  10  0   91 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HYDE 3927                  17  10  2   82 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 
ZERO THE HERO 4129.  The ten other most popular fighters were STUD MUN 4183, HAROLD 
JOHNSON 4130, PEREGRINE 4138, CATKILLER 4109, PUMA 4139, ROBIN 4179, MOLYNEUX 3921, 
PUSSYFOOT 4126, WESTON 4137, and 10% VIGORISH 4108.

The least popular fighter this week was FERRET 4140.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUNO 4178, LOGCHAIN 4111, SNOW LEOPARD 4142, HYDE 3927, BARBIE CHEWIT 
4175, KILDA 4127, LITTLE BIG MUN 4184, BOWSER 4096, JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102, and BAMBAM 
MUN 4182.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff