DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2004    Duedate: 02/10/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-478

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURGATORY
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
(15-4532) [13-18-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BURGATORY                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        
(15-4532) [13-18-1,137]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BURGATORY                      RUTHLESS
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4532) [13-18-1,137]        (15-4591) [5-1-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)  59
2. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          26POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)     14      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)         -16
ULTIMATE WEAPONS II (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  16  12  0 57.1   1/ 2 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   9  6 0
 2/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       239 203 14 54.1   2/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       301 407  8 42.5   3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 0
 4/ 4 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   61  86  4 41.5   4/ 4 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  5  3 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): ILLUMINAUGHTY of LOBOTOMATION (Manray, Marquis
                           d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 477): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 476): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 463): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 454): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 206): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 193): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 342): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 322): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 477): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 476): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 463): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 454): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 206): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 193): none
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 342): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 322): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 480): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 462): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 341): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for MAN O' WAR, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after 
mashing BLACKLOCK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BLACKLOCK lost to MAN O' WAR and drops 12 
points.  Our battling duelmaster BURGATORY has managed to hold the title, fending off 
NEIGH!'s none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, TRIPLE CROWN.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the MALCORN arena.  Did you 
hear that SACRILEGIOUS MEAT was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may 
not be funny, but catch POLITICALY INCORRECT's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem 
to be fairly deft at running from SACRILEGIOUS MEAT.  Well just about everybody wants 
a piece of WOODWALKER, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, RUTHLESS went after WOODWALKER, who was higher by 24 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, RUTHLESS beat WOODWALKER.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you 
enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be 
leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURGATORY 4532               13  18  1   137       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN O' WAR 4517              16   3  0   110       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 BIRDSONG 4434                13  16  1   100       GREENWARDENS (244)
 NEIGH! 4363                  21  19  1    99       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKLOCK 4459               17   9  1    87       GREENWARDENS (244)
 ABRA-HAM! 4563               10   7  0    81       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          15  19  2    78       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 STORMCLOUD 4379              16  22  0    70       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTHLESS 4591                 5   1  0    60       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLICK BILLY 4576              4   1  0    54       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 WOODWALKER 4433              10  19  1    51       GREENWARDENS (244)
 TRIPE 4596                    4   2  0    39       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           5   0  0    38       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 THE GOVERNATOR 4578           4   1  0    37       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOKED SOLOMON 4589           5   4  0    32       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 STALKING HORSE 4569           4  12  1    25       GREENWARDENS (244)
 DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEHAVE YOURSELF 4586          4   2  0    16       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597         2   4  1    11       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RIP OFF ROWLAND 4600   0  2 0 POLITICALY INCORR 461 STONE GOLEM 459       478 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Convicted Assassin HERE?  I thought they were Andorian.  Of course, he could be an
export. -- Blacklock

Neigh! -- What a brazen-throated trumpet you are when it comes time to announce your
victory!  I'm deafened. -- Stormcloud

Too bad I wasn't studying Kung Fu, because the Master of same had little to teach me
that will be of use in the arena.  Tedious, that. -- Birdsong

Ruthless -- No doubt about that.  Only my excessive experience allowed me to overcome
you.  Whew, good thing, too.  No telling what you might've done if you'd won. --
Woodwalker

Tripe -- Fairly gross, if you ask me. -- Stalking Horse

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

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIP OFF ROWLAND was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUTHLESS won victory over WOODWALKER in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
THE GOVERNATOR handily defeated BEHAVE YOURSELF in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DUBYA vanquished PONTIUS PORKCHOP in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
BURGATORY overpowered NEIGH! in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BLACKLOCK was devastated by MAN O' WAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BIRDSONG devastated LITTLE CURRENT in a 2 minute mismatched match.
STORMCLOUD was handily defeated by ABRA-HAM! in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SLICK BILLY vanquished SMOKED SOLOMON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STALKING HORSE was overpowered by TRIPE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RONNIE RAY GUN defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  2      77  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  27 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 478 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAN O' WAR 4517            16   3  0  110 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
PARRY-STRIKE     NEIGH! 4363                21  19  1   99 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACKLOCK 4459             17   9  1   87 GREENWARDENS (244)
AIMED BLOW       ABRA-HAM! 4563             10   7  0   81 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591               5   1  0   60 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIPE 4596                  4   2  0   39 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
TOTAL PARRY      RONNIE RAY GUN 4574         5   0  0   38 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
BASHING ATTACK   THE GOVERNATOR 4578         4   1  0   37 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
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 RIP OFF ROWLAND 4600.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUTHLESS 4591, 
WOODWALKER 4433, THE GOVERNATOR 4578, DUBYA 4599, BIRDSONG 4434, ABRA-HAM! 4563, 
SLICK BILLY 4576, BURGATORY 4532, MAN O' WAR 4517, and RONNIE RAY GUN 4574.

The least popular fighter this week was STALKING HORSE 4569.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SMOKED SOLOMON 4589, BLACKLOCK 4459, PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597, 
BEHAVE YOURSELF 4586, TRIPE 4596, STORMCLOUD 4379, LITTLE CURRENT 4371, NEIGH! 4363, 
RONNIE RAY GUN 4574, and MAN O' WAR 4517.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

BURGATORY (15-4532) SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
NEIGH! (15-4363) TRIPLE CROWN (382)