DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2004    Duedate: 01/21/2004

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAGIC TUESDAY
QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)
(19-4226) [9-8-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAGIC TUESDAY                 MRS. POTATOE HEAD
QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)          DREW'S BOYS (359)
(19-4226) [9-8-0,88]           (19-4093) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRAGIC TUESDAY                 SEA DAR
QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)          THE SIERRAS (393)
(19-4226) [9-8-0,88]           (19-4721) [7-3-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SIERRAS (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREW'S BOYS (359)           22
2. QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)       15      THE SIERRAS (393)
3. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         0      Unchartered Team
4. ORDER OF THE RAM (403)       0
5. THE SIERRAS (393)           -3      DREW'S BOYS (359)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DREW'S BOYS (359)          4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         5  2 1
 2/ 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         34  19  2 64.2   2/ 5*DREW'S BOYS (359)         4  1 0
 3- 3*ORDER OF THE RAM (403)     3   2  0 60.0   3- 1 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      3  0 0
 4- 4 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      53  60  4 46.9   4- 4*ORDER OF THE RAM (403)    3  2 0
 5/ 5 QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)     47  55  5 46.1   5/ 3 QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)     2  8 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 481): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): COA PATTY of KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                   (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUWAYZA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DRAGON JUNKIES is pushed out of top team by THE SIERRAS, who came from 
2nd with a 1-1-0 this turn.  DREW'S BOYS stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 
3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  
And let's see, MRS. POTATOE HEAD fought PERSISTENT BEGGAR and gained 12 points and 
contributed to DREW'S BOYS' 2-0-0.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, MALKAI has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask TRAGIC TUESDAY about 
the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, it's now 
the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Drunken Ox until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  QUASI-LEGAL OPS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ZUWAYZA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding QUASI-LEGAL OPS more than any other team we find THE SIERRAS.  
ZUWAYZA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The Drunken Ox declares a free round for TRAGIC TUESDAY and all of 
QUASI-LEGAL OPS, for having revenged THE SIERRAS' MURPHY for killing one of their 
comrades.  Is it really true that ZUWAYZA has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUWAYZA and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ZUWAYZA again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAGIC TUESDAY 4226           9   8  0    88       QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALKAI 4571                  21   5  0    90       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
-BLUE 4647                     7   4  0    80       THE SIERRAS (393)
-TMARACK 4651                  5   0  0    80       THE SIERRAS (393)
-LADY DEATHSTRIKE 4232         9   4  2    71       QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CALLISTA 4575                13  11  1    64       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 MURPHY 4703                   8   2  2    62       THE SIERRAS (393)
 SEA DAR 4721                  7   3  0    57       THE SIERRAS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAWKINS 4649                  4   1  0    55       THE SIERRAS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOOKOOYCOCOABLUNTS 4562       5   4  0    32       QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)
-HIGH ELF 4732                 2   2  1    25       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZUWAYZAN TSAR 4759            4   2  0    23       QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)
 MRS. POTATOE HEAD 4093        2   0  0    19       DREW'S BOYS (359)
-RAYNA CELESTE 4768            1   0  0    18       ORDER OF THE RAM (403)
-ARIK THE RED 4765             1   0  0    13       ORDER OF THE RAM (403)
 ARMY MUN 4092                 1   1  0    12       DREW'S BOYS (359)
-STINKY PETE 4091              1   0  0    10       DREW'S BOYS (359)
-ARIS KI SHEN 4766             1   0  0    10       ORDER OF THE RAM (403)
-MASHEL 4764                   0   1  0     1       ORDER OF THE RAM (403)
-DRAMOC FAL'CON 4767           0   1  0     1       ORDER OF THE RAM (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EFIL NIKEUFECIN 4486   7  4 1 QUASI-LEGAL OPS 363   MURPHY 4703           472 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAGIC TUESDAY devastated MURPHY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title fight.
SEA DAR savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 3 minute gory melee.
ARMY MUN won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
MRS. POTATOE HEAD overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  2      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  2      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 474 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRAGIC TUESDAY 4226         9   8  0   88 QUASI-LEGAL OPS (363)
STRIKING ATTACK  MURPHY 4703                 8   2  2   62 THE SIERRAS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEA DAR 4721                7   3  0   57 THE SIERRAS (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRAGIC TUESDAY 4226.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SEA DAR 4721.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARMY MUN 4092, 
TRAGIC TUESDAY 4226, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 4093, MURPHY 4703,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MURPHY 4703.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MRS. POTATOE HEAD 4093, TRAGIC TUESDAY 4226, ARMY MUN 4092, SEA DAR 
4721,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff