DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2003    Duedate: 09/27/2003

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INBRED FRED
SPECIAL ED (499)
(17-6253) [17-9-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INBRED FRED                    GNOCCHI
SPECIAL ED (499)               DOUGH BOYS (518)
(17-6253) [17-9-0,118]         (17-6412) [3-1-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOGGY DEW                      FOGGY DEW
KINDRED OF KAOS (213)          KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
(17-6235) [18-9-1,86]          (17-6235) [18-9-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPECIAL ED (499)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    41
2. FISH THANGS (505)           41      DELTA DOOM (492)
3. UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)        28      Unchartered Team
4. DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)    19
5. DELTA DOOM (492)            14      DOUGH BOYS (518)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DOUGH BOYS (518)           6   2  0 75.0   1/ 1 SPECIAL ED (499)          7  5 0
 2- 2*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    25  15  2 62.5   2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  7 0
 3/ 3 DELTA DOOM (492)          81  63  4 56.3   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 5 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  23  18  1 56.1   4/ 6 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  5  2 1
 5/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 149 123  5 54.8   5/ 3*DOUGH BOYS (518)          4  2 0
 6/ 6 SPECIAL ED (499)         178 153  6 53.8   6/ 5 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     2  1 0
 7- 7 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)   161 186  6 46.4   7/ 9 DELTA DOOM (492)          2  2 0
 8/ 8 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    246 292 21 45.7   8/ 0*FISH THANGS (505)         2  3 0
 9/ 0*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)       2   3  0 40.0   9- 8*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    2  3 0
10/ 0*FISH THANGS (505)          2   3  0 40.0  10/ 0*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      2  3 0
11- 9 MINIONS OF MILO (318)    235 361 25 39.4  11-10 MINIONS OF MILO (318)     1  0 0
12/10 MIDDLE WAY (484)         131 239  3 35.4  12- 7 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)    1  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.

     Here I am, Dusk, back on the throne.  Family illness kept me out for a turn so
Pan got a little taste.  Unfortunate for him he had to face me when I came back.
Didn't mean to get quite so rough with ya, but you must be prepared at the top.  I
say farewell Aljafir; have enjoyed the combat.  Might run a while in 100, we'll see.
Pip, been a pleasure whoopin' your boys around.  Why not Strikers?  All Banabas needs
to beat you. :)

               Dusk

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for MALICIOUS INTENT, whose 0-0-0 this turn 
dropped them by 5 into 12th.  Ha!  Now let's all watch HEROESANDFOUNDONES' heads 
swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  
Middle of the road, FISH THANGS, middle of the road; you'll get no good words from 
me, until you get better, or worse.  Break a leg.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see GHENGIS KHAN win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
GHENGIS KHAN beat FOGGY DEW and FOGGY DEW lost 29 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
DUSK challenged TWO GLASS EYES for ALJAFIR's Title this turn, and guess what 
happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, ALJAFIR may be getting bland, as DUSK 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ALJAFIR?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  HEROESANDFOUNDONES was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DELTA DOOM.  Ha ha ha ha!  KARO LEE was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to GNOCCHI of DOUGH BOYS for 
challenging up by 22 to KARO LEE.  GNOCCHI lost to get 39 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ALJAFIR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ALJAFIR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INBRED FRED 6253             17   9  0   118       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAN 6292                     12   6  0   108       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-ASH 6145                     12   4  0   100       DELTA DOOM (492)
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            16  11  0    97       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-ABATIS 5940                  19  13  0    96       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-JORRAM 6018                  15  13  1    96       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 TWO GLASS EYES 6272          14  11  0    92       SPECIAL ED (499)
 ADOBE 6033                   25   8  0    91       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAESAR 6258                  13  11  0    87       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 FOGGY DEW 6235               18   9  1    86       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 TIBERIOUS 6209               15  14  0    76       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 TORLYN UNA 6288              10  11  1    75       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAGLES LAIR 6310              5   3  0    71       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARO LEE 6133                10  27  0    61       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            5   1  0    58       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             12  15  0    55       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 OMG-STFU 6390                 6   0  0    49       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-CREME A. SHUN 6152           10   7  1    47       DELTA DOOM (492)
-CLINT EASTWOOD 6376           6   1  1    45       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356            5   6  1    44       SPECIAL ED (499)
-JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           5   3  0    43       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 GNOCCHI 6412                  3   1  0    39       DOUGH BOYS (518)
-TE'LAS THE SPIRE 6153         9  10  0    37       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-POOP IN A SOCK 6389           4   1  1    35       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 WASTELAND WENDY 6355          7   4  1    34       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401           4   0  0    31       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 IDUN 6396                     4   0  1    30       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROUT TART 6261               1   0  0    19       FISH THANGS (505)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-DUMB BLONDE 6377              4   3  0    15       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 CIABATTA 6409                 3   1  0    15       DOUGH BOYS (518)
 BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526         1   0  0    15       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 PERICLES 6523                 1   1  0    13       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-SPARTACUS 6413                2   2  0    11       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-PHILLY STEAK 6406             2   1  0    10       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 ONE-EAR 6527                  1   0  0    10       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 BLOWFISH 6262                 1   0  0     9       FISH THANGS (505)
 DARON EL 6414                 1   4  0     7       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              0   6  0     6       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLITZER 6525                  0   1  0     1       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 SCRAPER 6529                  0   1  0     1       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 DO-GOODIN GARY 6528           0   1  0     1       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AMBER WITH GILLS 6264  0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505       BANDIT PRINCE 650     467 NONE    
HAMMERHEAD 6263        0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505       WURM KIN 652          467 NONE    
IS LEFT HANDED 6260    0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505       BLACK ORC 645         467 NONE    
SULA 6378              3  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356    463 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Te'las the Spire -- You in-spired my performance.  And a win is so novel and
exciting, too! -- Karo Lee

Ciabatta -- That name's a new one on me.  Where did it come from and what does it
mean? -- Daron El
P.S.  Thanks for the skills, they'll be handy.

Ghengis Khan -- Yeah, right, what that someone in the stands said!  Do you call
yourself a warrior?  I thought you were more of a fort.  Be which as it may, I'm
still surprised to have won.  Storming forts isn't something I've trained at. --
Torlyn Una

Wasteland Wendy -- No one is better than a Mouse in the right place! -- Mouse Noyle

Except, of course, a cat in the same place.... -- Jorja

Pericles -- Heck.  Just as long as you don't want me to defend the Long Walls, I can
go with this, but.... -- Tabeta Unis

HEROESANDFOUNDONES -- Meow meow meow.  Meow meow. -- Snotman's Cat
P.S.  Like I lost to Captured Orc.  How'd I kill your boy in the first place?  Musta
been doing you a favor.

Jorja -- My bad, forgot Poop was at the FE limit for inits.  He's takin a much
deserved vacation. -- Pip

Adobe -- Didn't even break a sweat.  Little tip:  That thing they have you hold, you
put it between my weapon and your face.  It doesn't hurt as much then. -- Inbred Fred

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AMBER WITH GILLS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HAMMERHEAD was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
IS LEFT HANDED was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUSK vanquished TWO GLASS EYES in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
ADOBE was savagely defeated by PAN in a 3 minute master's Challenge competition.
CAESAR bested TORLYN UNA in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
TIBERIOUS handily defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GNOCCHI slimly lost to KARO LEE in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PERICLES was savagely defeated by IDUN in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
FOGGY DEW was defeated by GHENGIS KHAN in a action packed 6 minute veteran's fight.
INBRED FRED overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DIRTY OLD MAN subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody competition.
OMG-STFU devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SNOTMAN'S CAT viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
WASTELAND WENDY overpowered TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARON EL was devastated by TROUT TART in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CIABATTA beat DO-GOODIN GARY in a 3 minute bloody amateur's brawl.
BLOWFISH defeated SCRAPER in a 3 minute novice's bout.
BLITZER was beaten by PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 3 minute novice's bout.
BLACK-DOT DOTTIE handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute competition.
ONE-EAR beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  19 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  41 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  18 -  3      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   44 -  48 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  31 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 467 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  INBRED FRED 6253           17   9  0  118 SPECIAL ED (499)
TOTAL PARRY      GHENGIS KHAN 6205          16  11  0   97 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAESAR 6258                13  11  0   87 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
PARRY-STRIKE     FOGGY DEW 6235             18   9  1   86 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIRTY OLD MAN 6391          5   1  0   58 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
WALL OF STEEL    OMG-STFU 6390               6   0  0   49 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
BASHING ATTACK   WASTELAND WENDY 6355        7   4  1   34 SPECIAL ED (499)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOGGY DEW 6235.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FOGGY DEW 6235.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAN 6292, BLITZER 6525, 
SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356, CAESAR 6258, GHENGIS KHAN 6205, TORLYN UNA 6288, GNOCCHI 6412, 
PERICLES 6523, IDUN 6396, and INBRED FRED 6253.

The least popular fighter this week was BLOWFISH 6262.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARON EL 6414, TABETA UNIS 6405, MOUSE NOYLE 6252, AMBER WITH GILLS 
6264, ONE-EAR 6527, DO-GOODIN GARY 6528, CIABATTA 6409, OMG-STFU 6390, ADOBE 6033, 
and TWO GLASS EYES 6272.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

DUSK (17-6119) DELTA DOOM (492)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOE 4772 (98-33-0)                     1  4  0         WISH YOU WERE HERE   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BED-WETTING FREAK 6162 (29-8-0)        7  3  0         SPECIAL ED           
DR BOERNER 5383 (24-19-2)              1  4  0         82ND ILLINOIS        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EMILY 5753 (23-15-0)                   4  3  0         BLADES OF STEEL      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BECKY 5782 (9-1-2)                     5  3  0         BLADES OF STEEL      
INBRED FRED 6253 (13-8-0)              4  3  0         SPECIAL ED           
COL SALOMON 5290 (17-11-1)             2  3  0         82ND ILLINOIS        
R BAGGIO 4867 (15-7-1)                 2  3  0         ITALIAN FOOTBALL     
FOGGY DEW 6235 (16-8-1)                1  3  0         KINDRED OF KAOS      
TWO GLASS EYES 6272 (11-9-0)           0  3  0         SPECIAL ED           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EAGLES LAIR 6310 (3-2-0)               6  3  1         WHEN EAGLES DARE     
PAN 6292 (10-4-0)                      5  3  0         DEITIES & DEMIGODS   
WENCESLAUS 6121 (1-1-0)                2  3  0         WYRDWOLF             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPT KIRCHNER 6093 (6-1-0)             2  3  0         82ND ILLINOIS        
TROUT TART 6261 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         FISH THANGS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356 (3-3-0)             3  3  0         SPECIAL ED           
CLINT EASTWOOD 6376 (3-1-0)            2  3  0         WHEN EAGLES DARE     
WASTELAND WENDY 6355 (4-2-1)           1  3  0         SPECIAL ED           
LT. OLSEN 6245 (1-3-0)                 0  3  0         82ND ILLINOIS        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POOP IN A SOCK 6389 (2-1-1)            7  3  0         KINDRED OF KAOS      
OMG-STFU 6390 (3-0-0)                  5  3  0         KINDRED OF KAOS      
DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383 (2-0-0)          4  3  0         ALL THINGS FLOYD     
QUACKING DUCK 6306 (2-1-1)             4  3  0         LUROCIANS ABC        
WASATCH 6339 (1-2-0)                   4  3  0         FUND FAMILIES        
T.G.I. FLOYD'S 6379 (1-1-0)            3  3  1         ALL THINGS FLOYD     
GABBING GOOSE 6308 (1-2-0)             2  3  0  DEAD   LUROCIANS ABC        
$6,000,000 FLOYD 6380 (1-1-0)          0  3  0         ALL THINGS FLOYD     
DIRTY OLD MAN 6391 (2-1-0)             0  3  0         KINDRED OF KAOS      
KAUFMANN 6368 (1-1-0)                  0  3  0         FUND FAMILIES        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARIEL 6403 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         FUND FAMILIES        
IDUN 6396 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         DEITIES & DEMIGODS