DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 07/16/2003 Duedate: 07/29/2003 MALCORN ARENA DM-15 TURN-464 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DIRT KNAP UNKNOWNS XX (436) (15-4418) [16-2-2,121] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader DIRT KNAP POSITION IS EMPTY UNKNOWNS XX (436) (15-4418) [16-2-2,121] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite HIGH GUN LITTLE CURRENT TRIPLE CROWN (382) TRIPLE CROWN (382) (15-4386) [12-10-1,67] (15-4371) [10-10-2,58] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM UNKNOWNS XX (436) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. UNKNOWNS XX (436) 33 2. GREENWARDENS (244) 29 UNKNOWNS XX (436) 3. OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367) 7 Unchartered Team 4. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) 7 5. TRIPLE CROWN (382) 1 CICHLIDS (340) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2 UNKNOWNS XX (436) 68 37 2 64.8 1/ 1 UNKNOWNS XX (436) 13 2 0 2/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367) 11 6 1 64.7 2/ 5 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) 5 8 0 3/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382) 203 179 13 53.1 3/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382) 5 9 1 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244) 270 368 6 42.3 4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244) 5 10 0 5/ 5 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) 29 52 2 35.8 5/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367) 4 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. It's three and counting 'til that day! Well Blacklock, not what I was hoping to get out of you. Two, three or four crits I lost count. After the opening hit you didn't even get up. Oh well, best of luck in the future. One more warrior I would like to match with, but he is not active. most likely waiting on my TP's to get to the champions class I'd bet. Sultan, about the back-up, I will look into that, thanks. Hope I see you here next turn. -- Dirt Knap, The Firm SPY REPORT Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MALCORN this turn, and let's start with a look at some of the teams. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT stable has parlayed this turn's 2-2-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings. This brings them up to 2nd place. Good work, guys! And let's see, CLOUDS fought MORDANT DESERTER and gained 13 points and contributed to UNKNOWNS XX's 5-0-0. GENUINE RISK has lost to BLACKLOCK, falling 4 points, while helping make TRIPLE CROWN a 1-4-0 turn. Defending its title for another turn, DIRT KNAP kept MALCORN's warrior, VETERAN MERCENARY, from claiming the throne. Tell me, is nothing sacred? I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Drake's Barbecue uses trolls in their stew. Talk about gristle! Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' Inscrutable, but true. UNKNOWNS XX has cause to stand tall, as they were MALCORN's most avoided team. A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. And guess who avoided UNKNOWNS XX stable the most? Believe it or not, it was TRIPLE CROWN. Anyone surprised? Well, sports fans, take notice that THE ONE from UNKNOWNS XX was MALCORN's most challenged warrior this turn. THE ONE of UNKNOWNS XX had better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which it won. I thought THE ONE showed great skill and promise when it won victory over LITTLE CURRENT. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace. Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed. A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over. Consider well. Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe. Dare to fight bravely. It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy. Until you see my quill in MALCORN again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DIRT KNAP 4418 16 2 2 121 UNKNOWNS XX (436) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME INNERVISION 4431 11 4 0 94 UNKNOWNS XX (436) BLACKLOCK 4459 9 3 0 92 GREENWARDENS (244) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GENUINE RISK 4385 10 6 0 81 TRIPLE CROWN (382) THE ONE 4389 15 6 0 71 UNKNOWNS XX (436) HIGH GUN 4386 12 10 1 67 TRIPLE CROWN (382) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NEIGH! 4363 12 14 0 66 TRIPLE CROWN (382) SOOL TONG 4430 13 3 0 65 UNKNOWNS XX (436) JAVOR 3796 8 2 1 64 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367) LITTLE CURRENT 4371 10 10 2 58 TRIPLE CROWN (382) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STORMCLOUD 4379 10 14 0 50 GREENWARDENS (244) WOODWALKER 4433 5 10 1 50 GREENWARDENS (244) GETHSEMANI ALFREDO 4527 7 9 0 49 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) BURGATORY 4532 4 13 1 48 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) THE HOLY ROAST 4535 8 10 1 41 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) MAN O' WAR 4517 5 2 0 40 TRIPLE CROWN (382) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DASHING 3798 3 4 0 32 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367) BIRDSONG 4434 5 10 1 26 GREENWARDENS (244) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ABRA-HAM! 4563 3 0 0 19 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CLOUDS 4570 1 0 0 13 UNKNOWNS XX (436) STALKING HORSE 4569 0 2 0 2 GREENWARDENS (244) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SHADOW MOTH 4455 4 7 0 GREENWARDENS 244 HIGH GUN 4386 462 MEATBALLELU-YAH 4546 2 1 0 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT 456 BIRDSONG 4434 461 PERSONAL ADS Dark Spirit -- Tripwire, no, I am tourney prepping, not at the moment. -- Tripwire Sool Tong -- You know, you need a challenge. You've got more fights than I do, you've got more recognition, you've got more skills, there's just nothing much left that I can teach you, and I'm sure you're not the type to go for cheap wins. -- Woodwalker Dirt Nap -- As long as you don't kill me, I sure won't mind a title match and loss from you! Great skills. -- Blacklock High Gun -- I tried to duck under it, but I guess I'm too tall. Darn. -- Stormcloud Dashing -- Through the snow? Wrong season, but it sounds like fun. -- Birdsong Abra-Ham! -- Darn, I forgot my mustard! You would have been much more, er, something, with mustard. -- Stalking Horse Mustardy. -- Ed. Hang in there, Dirt Nap. We'd like to see you make it to the Isle also. Dunno why, since you keep beating us, but we'd like to see it. -- the warriors of Greenwardens Little Current -- My record's just a fluke. Small arena syndrome, you know? Sometimes it unreasonably exalts the mediocre. -- Blacklock Sultan -- It happens, which at this stage in our careers, we both know very well. Moth wasn't great. Not bad, but not great: 13-8-9-13-15-13-13. She'd probably have been better as something other than a parry-lunger, but PL was the style that was "up" next. (shrug) -- Jorja Ed. -- I definitely WILL haunt him, but I fear he may be the kind of totally mundane and phlegmatic wretch who won't notice. Arenamasters aren't much for the finer things on the psychic horizon, you know. Very PRACTICAL types. They actually pride themselves on it. -- Ghost of Shadow Moth Hmmm...I feel sure there's some way to haunt such people, but I certainly can't think of it today. -- Ed. Dark Spirit -- Nice challenges, again. My team is just a little out of sync with yours, and outclassed. Too bad you're not getting a little more variety. -- Sultan Dirt Knap -- Well of course you'd like a shot at me, but if I can help it, that is not about to happen. I am, after all, aptly named. -- Genuine Risk Little Current -- That's just bad luck with the broken weapon. But nice open hand attacks. Thanks for the skills. -- The Edge Wood Walker -- You still suck! -- Sool Tong Neigh! -- Who says a good defense rating is useless! Thanks for the skills! Got to keep my 4 per FE going. -- Innervision All -- 937 to go. -- Dark Spirit, mgr. Unknowns XX, The Firm Sultan -- I have got word of a 125 total skills to receive an early call. -- Dark Spirit, partner of The Firm Arena 15 Managers -- For the past year + I have been a member of The Association but as of July 10, 2003 I have joined two other managers and formed an alliance to be known as "The Firm". Two managers from the Association and one from the V. Cartel. I'm leaving the Association for two reasons (1) 5 of the 7 managers are inactive and (2) that Alliance is not growing liked I'd hoped. Well, the details will come in an all arena personal soon. Well, good-bye for now. -- Dark Spirit, The Firm 26 June 2003 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 GENUINE RISK was bested by BLACKLOCK in a 2 minute Challenge fight. HIGH GUN was devastated by INNERVISION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel. THE ONE defeated LITTLE CURRENT in a 3 minute master's Challenge duel. NEIGH! was outwaited by SOOL TONG in a monotonous 12 minute veteran's Challenge fight. DIRT KNAP viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome Title brawl. THE HOLY ROAST was overpowered by WOODWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. JAVOR devastated BURGATORY in a 1 minute one-sided competition. STORMCLOUD viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee. GETHSEMANI ALFREDO unbelievably bested DASHING in a 2 minute gruesome fight. MAN O' WAR vanquished BIRDSONG in a 1 minute one-sided fight. STALKING HORSE was beaten by ABRA-HAM! in a 2 minute novice's melee. CLOUDS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 STRIKING ATTACK 13 - 2 - 0 87 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |AIMED BLOW 3 AIMED BLOW 8 - 4 - 0 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 5 - 0 58 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 20 - 15 - 0 57 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 LUNGING ATTACK 27 - 23 - 1 54 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-STRIKE 7 - 8 - 1 47 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 7 - 0 42 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 8 - 15 - 1 35 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 15 - 1 32 | Turn 464 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 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 2 4 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 3 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 1 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK DIRT KNAP 4418 16 2 2 121 UNKNOWNS XX (436) LUNGING ATTACK INNERVISION 4431 11 4 0 94 UNKNOWNS XX (436) SLASHING ATTACK BLACKLOCK 4459 9 3 0 92 GREENWARDENS (244) AIMED BLOW GENUINE RISK 4385 10 6 0 81 TRIPLE CROWN (382) TOTAL PARRY THE ONE 4389 15 6 0 71 UNKNOWNS XX (436) WALL OF STEEL JAVOR 3796 8 2 1 64 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is HIGH GUN 4386. The most popular warrior this turn was LITTLE CURRENT 4371. The ten other most popular fighters were DIRT KNAP 4418, DASHING 3798, INNERVISION 4431, GENUINE RISK 4385, BLACKLOCK 4459, STORMCLOUD 4379, GETHSEMANI ALFREDO 4527, THE ONE 4389, WOODWALKER 4433, and ABRA-HAM! 4563. The least popular fighter this week was SOOL TONG 4430. The other ten least popular fighters were NEIGH! 4363, STALKING HORSE 4569, BIRDSONG 4434, BURGATORY 4532, THE HOLY ROAST 4535, HIGH GUN 4386, CLOUDS 4570, MAN O' WAR 4517, JAVOR 3796, and ABRA-HAM! 4563.