DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2004    Duedate: 01/31/2004

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GHENGIS KHAN
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6205) [20-13-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GHENGIS KHAN                   BLACK-DOT DOTTIE
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
(17-6205) [20-13-0,121]        (17-6526) [5-4-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIBERIOUS                      TORLYN UNA
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6209) [21-14-0,109]        (17-6288) [14-16-1,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)        27
2. DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)     9      DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
3. SPECIAL ED (499)             6      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)             3
5. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     1      UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  33  24  2 57.9   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 11  4 0
 2- 1 DELTA DOOM (492)          93  69  6 57.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 167 135  5 55.3   3/ 3*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      6  9 0
 4/ 4 SPECIAL ED (499)         192 162  7 54.2   4/ 4 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  3  1 1
 5- 5 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    260 304 21 46.1   5/ 5 SPECIAL ED (499)          3  2 1
 6/ 6*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      18  27  1 40.0   6- 8*LET'S DUEL! (519)         2  1 0
 7- 7*LET'S DUEL! (519)          6   9  0 40.0   7- 6 DELTA DOOM (492)          2  4 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)         151 264  3 36.4   8- 9*FISH THANGS (505)         1  1 0
 9- 9*FISH THANGS (505)          8  17  0 32.0   9- 7 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     1  5 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.

     Back for another round.  Barnabas, I had a feeling you would step up and
challenge me with Creme A.Shun.  Good try, but you come up a little short.  Better
luck next time.  No challenges again this cycle, so let's see if someone can take the
throne from me.  I probably will not receive my invite this turn because of lack of
multiple ratings, but you never know.

                                        Until next time...
                                        Your Duelmaster,
                                        Ghengis Khan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ALJAFIR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with ANHUR?  He 
actually beat HEROESANDFOUNDONES' PERICLES, and walked away with 9 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  ATTILA lost 6 points to SPRINKLES.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ATTILA will provide more easy wins...  TORLYN 
UNA was reminded on the sands why GHENGIS KHAN is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was DELTA DOOM.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES ain't reelin'!  DELTA DOOM's mad!  Taunt your opponent MOUSE 
NOYLE!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 18 points!)  
TIBERIOUS should have an easy win.  TIBERIOUS subdued MOUSE NOYLE.  
HEROESANDFOUNDONES calls this fighting?  In my day...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            20  13  0   121       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAESAR 6258                  18  12  0   114       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 TIBERIOUS 6209               21  14  0   109       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-CREME A. SHUN 6152           13   9  1   100       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORLYN UNA 6288              14  16  1    81       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             16  20  0    80       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            7   5  0    78       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-TROUT TART 6261               6   3  0    72       FISH THANGS (505)
 KARO LEE 6133                12  34  0    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IDUN 6396                     7   1  1    55       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-POOP IN A SOCK 6389           8   3  1    54       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-OMG-STFU 6390                10   2  0    48       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              6   9  0    43       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DA 6564                       2   0  1    39       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANHUR 6544                    4   2  0    31       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 DARON EL 6414                 5   9  0    29       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526         5   4  0    27       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 DO-GOODIN GARY 6528           4   5  1    25       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPRINKLES 6567                2   0  0    25       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXODIA! 6420                  2   2  0    23       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-DARK MAGICIAN 6417            3   1  0    18       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 PERICLES 6523                 3   5  0    14       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-LA JINN 6419                  1   3  0    12       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-BLOWFISH 6262                 1   0  0     9       FISH THANGS (505)
-CASS KETT 6546                2   1  0     7       DELTA DOOM (492)
 ATTILA 6551                   1   3  0     6       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-SILKY SALMON 6537             0   4  0     4       FISH THANGS (505)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SCION 6560             0  3 0 UNJUSTIFIABLES 533    BLACK ORC 645         476 NONE    
PREXY 6561             1  2 0 UNJUSTIFIABLES 533    BANDIT PRINCE 650     476 NONE    
THE ENTITY 6543        2  2 0 UNJUSTIFIABLES 533    NINGAUBLE 7 EYES 6524 474 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiberious -- (sigh)  Hello, losing record.... -- Torlyn Una

Caesar -- (wistfully)  You'd make a great salad, you know. -- Karo Lee

Trout Tart -- Ha!  Fish are TOTALLY INFERIOR to Mouses.  I knew it all along. --
Mouse Noyle
P.S.  Ducks are inferior, too.

Do-Goodin Gary -- One skill is NOT terribly good, you know.  You should try harder.
I was set to learn LOTS of skills. -- Tabeta Unis

Black Dot Dottie -- Well, I was just trying to connect the dots...with my sword. --
Daron El, trying to look sweetly innocent
P.S.  Isn't that what they're FOR?

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCION was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PREXY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
TIBERIOUS handily defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PERICLES was devastated by ANHUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ATTILA was demolished by SPRINKLES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GHENGIS KHAN won victory over TORLYN UNA in a exciting 3 minute master's Title fight.
CAESAR devastated KARO LEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TABETA UNIS overcame DO-GOODIN GARY in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
DARON EL lost to DA in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner upset duel.
BLACK-DOT DOTTIE vanquished NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  33 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  30 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 476 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GHENGIS KHAN 6205          20  13  0  121 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAESAR 6258                18  12  0  114 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  TIBERIOUS 6209             21  14  0  109 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIBERIOUS 6209.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TORLYN UNA 6288.  The ten other most popular fighters were TABETA UNIS 6405, 
TIBERIOUS 6209, CAESAR 6258, DA 6564, ANHUR 6544, GHENGIS KHAN 6205, DO-GOODIN GARY 
6528, SCION 6560, PREXY 6561, and MOUSE NOYLE 6252.

The least popular fighter this week was KARO LEE 6133.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ATTILA 6551, PERICLES 6523, BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526, DARON EL 6414, 
SPRINKLES 6567, MOUSE NOYLE 6252, PREXY 6561, SCION 6560, DO-GOODIN GARY 6528, and 
GHENGIS KHAN 6205.