DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2003    Duedate: 10/01/2003

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-461

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CURTIS JOSEPH
THE MC5 (445)
(24-4384) [12-11-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CURTIS JOSEPH                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MC5 (445)                  
(24-4384) [12-11-0,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRISHA WINGFOOT                CANE TOAD
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4330) [18-26-0,91]         (24-4425) [8-5-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLEMANIA (71)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLEMANIA (71)            40
2. THE MC5 (445)               29      THE ASININE (272)
3. THE ASININE (272)           13      Unchartered Team
4. DIABLO ALSO (458)            0
5. BAND OF THE HAND (61)        0      DRAGONS GUARD II (260)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DIABLO ALSO (458)         45  19  1 70.3   1/ 2 BATTLEMANIA (71)         10  5 1
 2/ 2 THE ASININE (272)         84  74  7 53.2   2/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE MC5 (445)             97  86  9 53.0   3/ 3 THE ASININE (272)         5  5 0
 4/ 4 BATTLEMANIA (71)         351 319 24 52.4   4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      5  6 1
 5/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      360 348 11 50.8   5/ 5 THE MC5 (445)             4  4 0
 6/ 5 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      31  30  3 50.8   6- 6 DIABLO ALSO (458)         2  0 0
 7- 7 SAVAGES (178)            105 127 12 45.3   7- 7 SAVAGES (178)             0  2 0
 8- 8*BAND OF THE HAND (61)      1   5  0 16.7   8- 8*BAND OF THE HAND (61)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to KRILL CAVALRY, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the BATTLEMANIA stable.  In front of all the 
crowds, CURTIS JOSEPH took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZORPUNT arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE ASININE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does ZORPUNT really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  THE ASININE + Weapons That go Boom = BATTLEMANIA + Avoid City.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, SPANKYTIME would be president.  Although it may 
be a contest it doesn't want to win.  TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS had better have a 
good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which she lost.  I thought 
TAZZY TIGER showed great skill and promise when she was bested by TRISHA WINGFOOT.  
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!  This round goes to BATTLEMANIA, 
their 5-4-1 warrior, PENOK slew the 7-3-0 AIMER.  Stay tuned next week to see what 
happens.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CURTIS JOSEPH 4384           12  11  0   104       THE MC5 (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIM SHADY 4370              13  12  0   117       THE MC5 (445)
 CANE TOAD 4425                8   5  0    97       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 KID ROCK 4340                21  15  0    93       THE MC5 (445)
 TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330         18  26  0    91       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONE SHELL 4422              10   3  1    89       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 YOU HATE ME 4366             13   6  0    73       THE ASININE (272)
 FLESHHARROWER 4462            6   2  1    73       THE ASININE (272)
 TAZZY TIGER 4423              6   7  0    71       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASSASSASSIN 4454              7   3  0    66       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 DEHUMANIZER 4461              5   3  1    65       THE ASININE (272)
 SPANKYTIME 4446               7   2  1    57       BATTLEMANIA (71)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICH CRANIUM 4464             7   0  0    47       THE ASININE (272)
 TELLAR FLEET 4415            10   4  1    35       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENOK 4445                    5   4  1    33       BATTLEMANIA (71)
-BROAD WITH A ROD 4452         8   4  0    32       DIABLO ALSO (458)
-MAGIC LASS 4455               7   5  0    32       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 OLD MAN WINTER 4467           4   2  0    31       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 ORESTES 4471                  3   2  0    26       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 JESSIE JUNE 4466              4   4  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EASTERN BROWN 4424            4   7  2    21       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-BARGHEEL 450                  1   0  0    16       BAND OF THE HAND (61)
 TOMBO LARK 4488               2   1  0    11       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TESSELA RYDER 4490            1   1  0    11       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-GEORGE CLINTON 4470           2   3  1    10       THE MC5 (445)
-IGGY POP 4469                 0   5  0     5       THE MC5 (445)
-ARGHH! 449                    0   2  0     2       BAND OF THE HAND (61)
-ELFARREN 453                  0   1  0     2       BAND OF THE HAND (61)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARGHETTE 452                 0   1  0     1       BAND OF THE HAND (61)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AIMER 4427             7  3 0 THE ASININE 272       PENOK 4445            461         
DA21 4491              0  1 0 BATTLEMANIA 71        DARK CHAMPION 416     461 NONE    
KERMET 4465            1  4 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     GEORGE CLINTON 4470   458 REVENGED
HOFFA 4332            12 31 2 SAVAGES 178           CONE SHELL 4422       460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arghh! -- Huh.  Despite the fact that I hit you in the chest twice and then the
'upper body', I was actually trying for your left leg!  I'm curious, what was your
protect location?  Maybe that made some kind of difference.... -- Old Man Winter
P.S.  I'd get rid of the extra weapons and armor, they just slowed you down.

Tellar Fleet -- My, aren't we a lot faster than just 2 turns ago!  You wouldn't
happen to be interested in girls with scars, would you?  You sure left me a big one!
-- Penok

Jessie June -- There you go again, swinging first!  I'm no slouch in the speed
department, you know.  You're making me nervous. -- Spankytime

George Clinton -- Love your funkadelic style but think you need to drop a few pounds
if you want to be a warrior. -- Orestes

THawk -- Congrats on taking the throne so quickly!  Seems just a few weeks ago you
rolled into town. -- Darkfist

Kid Rock -- You seem to be getting the hang of it.  But I wish you'd practice on
somebody else. -- Trisha Wingfoot

Spankytime -- Gods, you are SUCH a bad boy! -- Jessie June
P.S.  Well, I may eat offensive people for lunch, I suppose, but would that not be
rather offensive of ME?  Quite rude.  I am never rude, if I can help it.

Penok -- Did you realize that your name is konep spelled backward?  I nearly choked
when Jessie June pointed that out to me.  Of all the horrible omens! -- Tellar Fleet
P.S.  Us Shews don't do omens a lot, but when we see a bad one, we KNOW.

Okay, so I WAS laughing at the beggar.  He was laughable, and so were his "efforts."
Sue me. -- Tombo Lark

The Convicted Thief is worthless and weak.  He does not belong here. -- Tessela Ryder

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

DA21 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
YOU HATE ME was viciously subdued by CANE TOAD in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
TAZZY TIGER was overpowered by TRISHA WINGFOOT in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
PENOK butchered AIMER in a monotonous 4 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
CONE SHELL was viciously subdued by CURTIS JOSEPH in a popular 4 minute Title duel.
KID ROCK overpowered FLESHHARROWER in a popular 5 minute mismatched brawl.
SPANKYTIME handily defeated JESSIE JUNE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RICH CRANIUM vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TELLAR FLEET was vanquished by DEHUMANIZER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OLD MAN WINTER overpowered TOMBO LARK in a 1 minute uneven match.
ORESTES savagely defeated TESSELA RYDER in a 6 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  16 -  4      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  13 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  27 -  2      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 461 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CURTIS JOSEPH 4384         12  11  0  104 THE MC5 (445)
STRIKING ATTACK  CANE TOAD 4425              8   5  0   97 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONE SHELL 4422            10   3  1   89 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
BASHING ATTACK   FLESHHARROWER 4462          6   2  1   73 THE ASININE (272)
WALL OF STEEL    TELLAR FLEET 4415          10   4  1   35 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CANE TOAD 4425.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONE SHELL 4422, 
FLESHHARROWER 4462, CURTIS JOSEPH 4384, RICH CRANIUM 4464, TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330, 
SPANKYTIME 4446, DEHUMANIZER 4461, TESSELA RYDER 4490, DA21 4491, and YOU HATE ME 
4366.

The least popular fighter this week was AIMER 4427.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PENOK 4445, ORESTES 4471, TOMBO LARK 4488, TELLAR FLEET 4415, JESSIE 
JUNE 4466, TAZZY TIGER 4423, OLD MAN WINTER 4467, KID ROCK 4340, YOU HATE ME 4366, 
and DA21 4491.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUATCH 1794 (173-108-2)               6  3  0         LOST IN SPACE        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR PIBB 4253 (46-18-1)                 1  3  0         DP CLONES            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DR NUT 4254 (39-21-2)                  3  3  1         DP CLONES            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRUMP 4359 (22-15-1)                   1  3  0         BAD HAND             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE MASTER 3100 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         A THOUSAND NATIONS