DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2004    Duedate: 01/27/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURGATORY
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
(15-4532) [12-18-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BURGATORY                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        
(15-4532) [12-18-1,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BURGATORY                      WOODWALKER
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4532) [12-18-1,126]        (15-4433) [10-18-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)     52
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          19      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461) -11      Unchartered Team
4. TRIPLE CROWN (382)         -34
                                       GREAT STATS (242)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       237 200 14 54.2   1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       11  4 0
 2/ 1 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  12  11  0 52.2   2/ 2 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   9  6 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       300 403  8 42.7   3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   58  84  4 40.8   4/ 4 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  It looks like the guys(?) at SACRILEGIOUS MEAT had a good week as 
they went 4-1-0 to put them in 2nd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for SMOKED SOLOMON, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing 
BEHAVE YOURSELF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  DUBYA was beat by PONTIUS PORKCHOP and drops 
11 points.  Unlike most arenas, MAN O' WAR managed to get his challenge off against 
the 11-18-1 BURGATORY.  It's a proud day for the SACRILEGIOUS MEAT stable, as their 
warrior, BURGATORY, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad SACRILEGIOUS MEAT?  Big bad SACRILEGIOUS MEAT.  Big bad SACRILEGIOUS MEAT.  
MALCORN's afraid of the big bad SACRILEGIOUS MEAT.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause TRIPLE CROWN beats feet every 
time SACRILEGIOUS MEAT smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, BURGATORY would be president.  Although it may be a contest it 
doesn't want to win.  LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought LITTLE CURRENT 
showed great skill and promise when he won victory over ABRA-HAM!.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in MALCORN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURGATORY 4532               12  18  1   126       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKLOCK 4459               17   8  1    99       GREENWARDENS (244)
 NEIGH! 4363                  21  18  1    98       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN O' WAR 4517              15   3  0    90       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 BIRDSONG 4434                12  16  1    89       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          15  18  2    88       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 STORMCLOUD 4379              16  21  0    71       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ABRA-HAM! 4563                9   7  0    69       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODWALKER 4433              10  18  1    66       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOKED SOLOMON 4589           5   3  0    42       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 RUTHLESS 4591                 4   1  0    42       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-SLICK BILLY 4576              3   1  0    41       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIPE 4596                    3   2  0    31       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           4   0  0    26       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
-THE GOVERNATOR 4578           3   1  0    26       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 STALKING HORSE 4569           4  11  1    24       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEHAVE YOURSELF 4586          4   1  0    19       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597         2   3  1    18       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 DUBYA 4599                    1   2  0     7       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
-RIP OFF ROWLAND 4600          0   1  0     1       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Behave Yourself -- And of just what, exactly, does "behaving myself" consist? --
Stalking Horse

Man O'War -- Since you're Duelmaster, does this mean we'll now have war? -- Birdsong
P.S.  Better peace than pieces.

I really wanted to bury M. Chardinee in the sands.  The arenamaster is a party
pooper. -- Blacklock

Karnhorn Spies deserve WORSE. -- Stormcloud
P.S.  I should have killed him, and I WOULD have, if he hadn't surrendered.

The Userous Merchant was a Karnhorn.  Figures, doesn't it? -- Woodwalker

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

MAN O' WAR was devastated by BURGATORY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
LITTLE CURRENT won victory over ABRA-HAM! in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
DUBYA was overcome by PONTIUS PORKCHOP in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
BLACKLOCK vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
NEIGH! subdued STORMCLOUD in a action packed 1 minute master's competition.
BIRDSONG overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
WOODWALKER bested RUTHLESS in a 2 minute competition.
SMOKED SOLOMON overpowered BEHAVE YOURSELF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STALKING HORSE was vanquished by TRIPE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  2      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  23 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 477 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACKLOCK 4459             17   8  1   99 GREENWARDENS (244)
PARRY-STRIKE     NEIGH! 4363                21  18  1   98 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAN O' WAR 4517            15   3  0   90 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
AIMED BLOW       ABRA-HAM! 4563              9   7  0   69 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591               4   1  0   42 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BURGATORY 4532.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WOODWALKER 4433.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKLOCK 4459, 
BIRDSONG 4434, SMOKED SOLOMON 4589, BURGATORY 4532, LITTLE CURRENT 4371, PONTIUS 
PORKCHOP 4597, NEIGH! 4363, STORMCLOUD 4379, RUTHLESS 4591, and MAN O' WAR 4517.

The least popular fighter this week was STALKING HORSE 4569.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEHAVE YOURSELF 4586, TRIPE 4596, DUBYA 4599, ABRA-HAM! 4563, 
MAN O' WAR 4517, RUTHLESS 4591, STORMCLOUD 4379, NEIGH! 4363, PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597, 
and LITTLE CURRENT 4371.