DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 07/14/2003 Duedate: 07/26/2003 LYRATILAN ARENA DM-25 TURN-457 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS WENT TO MARKET THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) (25-4288) [12-6-2,122] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader WENT TO MARKET SUNGODAPHILIA THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) SADISTS-ASSOCIATION (445) (25-4288) [12-6-2,122] (25-4789) [4-1-1,29] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite HERO P'NHEAD BARONE (215) CARNIVAL (354) (25-4640) [14-12-0,76] (25-4909) [5-4-0,20] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM CHAUCERS WORDS (452) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SLY'S SLAYERS (432) 28 2. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) 25 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) 3. PRIMATES-R-US (389) 25 Unchartered Team 4. CARNIVAL (354) 12 5. SADISTS-ASSOCIATION (445) 4SADISTS-ASSOCIATION (445) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 2 POWER AND FATE (444) 39 20 0 66.1 1/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) 10 5 1 2/ 3 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) 14 8 2 63.6 2/ 2 CARNIVAL (354) 8 7 0 3/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) 34 20 1 63.0 3/ 4 PRIMATES-R-US (389) 7 4 0 4- 4 DARKENED PRIDE (343) 216 167 20 56.4 4/ 0 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) 3 2 0 5/ 6 PRIMATES-R-US (389) 84 73 3 53.5 5- 3*ONE WIN WONDERS (456) 3 5 0 6/ 0 BARONE (215) 250 240 20 51.0 6/ 6 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) 2 1 1 7/ 7 CARNIVAL (354) 293 324 12 47.5 7/ 0*SADISTS-ASSOCIATIO (445) 1 0 0 8/ 0 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) 111 126 5 46.8 8- 5 DARKENED PRIDE (343) 1 1 0 9- 8*ONE WIN WONDERS (456) 5 7 0 41.7 9/ 0 BARONE (215) 0 4 0 10/ 0*SADISTS-ASSOCIATIO (445) 7 13 1 35.0 10- 9 POWER AND FATE (444) 0 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #11 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Sailing to Skaithvarn: The wind dropped at the end of the first day and didn't pick up the next morning as expected. The ship just sat still in the water--as far as Raoul and Jeri could tell--with its sails flapping limply. "In a logical world," Jeri muttered, "if the wind stopped blowing AGAINST us, we'd be able to make progress." Raoul grinned. "Not much logic here, doll!" He glanced toward Goff and sobered. "I just wish he'd stop looking so worried...." Berdan, the ex-assassin, who had vanished into his cabin as the wind dropped, now reappeared. He had some sort of small brass box in his hand. "We're in trouble," he announced quietly. Before the Fratsfan could elaborate on that, Goff came toward them from the steering area, and he looked more worried than Berdan. "We're in trouble," he said. "We're lost--" "How can we be lost?" Jeri demanded, her voice rising. She looked around anxiously. The water looked much the same in every direction. The sky had the kind of thin, milky overcast that turned it to a sheet of glaring white, with no one direction obviously brighter than another. "The Trier's not that wide, can't we just sail west until we come to Skaithvarn, and then figure out whether we're north or south of Istoreth?" "Tell me which way's west, and I'll do it--even if I have to row," Goff said. "Ah." Berdan nodded and held out his brass box, which they could now see was a compass. Or had been a compass. The needle under the glass dome swung lazily around and around, though the ship was not moving. "I presume your ship's compass is now as useless as this?" "Yeah," Goff admitted. "It--" There was a sort of ripple in the air, not something to be seen, but only felt as a shiver across their skin. The compass needle whirled and steadied, indicating north as being to the right of the ship. A breeze from the north ruffled the surface of the water. Goff's two crew members leaped to adjust the sails. "Can you explain any of this?" Raoul asked. "No, but it's happened before," Goff said grimly. "There've been reports of this kind of thing--becalmed and the compass doesn't work, then eventually the wind and the north come back. And some ships have been lost entirely, like maybe they never did get their bearings back--" "And KNOWING this, you still set out to sail to Skaithvarn? Are you CRAZY?" Jeri demanded. "What should we do, cower in our houses and wait for the Grey Witch to make everything safe again?" the manager demanded. "One ship in twenty, maybe, has reported losing the north for a while. Only one in...a hundred, or maybe more has failed to come back. It's a gamble, but heck, LIFE is a gamble." One of the crewmen had climbed to the very top of the mast and was examining the horizons with a spyglass. "Land ahead!" he reported. "Looks like the Volarbyn okay!" At Raoul's questioning glance, Goff said, "Highlands just north of Istoreth." "Ship coming from the north," the lookout added. "I don't recognize her shape...." He continued to stare northward through the spyglass. "And that's the flip side of the problem," Goff said as he headed for the steering area. "Somebody getting lost from the Other Side, wherever that is. Sometimes they act like pirates. We may have a fight on our hands." DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Ahh, back on the throne! I have just returned from the tournament and will be defending the throne after barely missing a TV. A good run for me! I will be avoiding the top two contenders and hope for a favorable matchup. And now I give the stage to Assur. -- Went to Market Notes from Assur: I did not expect Went to Market to come even close to a TV. Yet he went 10 rounds and might have done better if not for his manager. Now, I simply want him to graduate where he'll join my growing squad of Bashers in Darkholm. This column is being sent very late (later than I even care to admit) so I'm keeping it short and simple! See you on the sands! -- Assur SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! Practice pays for SOVEREYN, who pummelled MISERY, to pocket 16 points. P'NHEAD certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to JUNGLE JIM and losing 11 points in the process! WENT TO MARKET successfully staved off a grab for the roses by BIG HURT of BARONE. Does LYRATILAN have no one talented enough to dethrone him? So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? Someone's got a basic problem... And how sociable are LYRATILAN's warriors? Come, let us see. To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in PRIMATES-R-US are not carrying any incurable diseases. No need to avoid 'em. Like a pup with its tail between its legs, THIS LITTLE PRIGGY scurried away from PRIMATES-R-US. Oh, the shame! Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and BATAILLES is it right now. Most challenged warrior. Isn't CHAUCERS WORDS proud! Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! Alas, poor BIG HURT. We all know BARONE's retirement plan isn't the best in the world. WENT TO MARKET, may you be as missed when your time comes. Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see PRIMATES-R-US retaliate against CHAUCERS WORDS in bloodfeud! Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena. A certain tavern in LYRATILAN would I avoid! Do not think spyreporting in LYRATILAN is the highlight of my life. My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character. LYRATILAN, I leave you now. The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern. 'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WENT TO MARKET 4288 12 6 2 122 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MONKEY DO 4152 19 18 0 127 PRIMATES-R-US (389) -MONKEY WRENCH 4442 9 1 0 95 PRIMATES-R-US (389) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BUTTERMILK 4497 21 20 0 86 CARNIVAL (354) SOVEREYN 4870 9 3 0 84 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) GGLEEMANN 4801 13 6 0 82 CARNIVAL (354) HERO 4640 14 12 0 76 BARONE (215) CONFLICT 4734 12 11 0 74 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) APE WILD 4337 12 8 1 71 PRIMATES-R-US (389) MISERY 4735 14 9 0 67 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ABSOLUCIOUN 4872 6 6 0 58 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) LOOPY 4642 13 15 0 57 CARNIVAL (354) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DUELER 4803 8 7 0 53 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) THUNDERBOLT 4867 7 3 1 47 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SQUYER 4871 8 4 0 44 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) MERYE 4868 7 5 0 44 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) -WILDCAT 4482 5 3 0 39 DARKENED PRIDE (343) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BATAILLES 4869 4 2 1 33 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) SUNGODAPHILIA 4789 4 1 1 29 SADISTS-ASSOCIATION (445) -JUDAS ISCARIOT 4452 4 1 0 27 DARKENED PRIDE (343) HORROR 4851 4 7 1 24 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) CAGE 4913 3 1 1 24 BARONE (215) JUNGLE JIM 4713 3 0 0 24 PRIMATES-R-US (389) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CANT WORK 4919 2 1 0 23 ONE WIN WONDERS (456) P'NHEAD 4909 5 4 0 20 CARNIVAL (354) -ALMOST USEFUL 4943 2 0 0 16 ONE WIN WONDERS (456) KORN KAKES 4932 2 4 0 10 CARNIVAL (354) GRAPE APE 4949 1 0 0 10 PRIMATES-R-US (389) -FACELESS 4779 1 5 0 8 POWER AND FATE (444) -BLOODFEUD BAIT 4920 1 2 0 5 ONE WIN WONDERS (456) -XILE 4776 0 1 0 5 POWER AND FATE (444) -MISTRESS 4774 0 4 0 4 POWER AND FATE (444) -PATCH 4781 0 3 0 3 POWER AND FATE (444) -PUD 4917 0 3 0 3 ONE WIN WONDERS (456) DIMWIT 4941 0 1 0 1 BARONE (215) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BIG HURT 4838 9 3 0 BARONE 215 WENT TO MARKET 4288 457 PRIDE 4933 0 1 0 BARONE 215 KING OF QUAM 4880 453 NOT REVE KING KONG 4500 2 4 0 PRIMATES-R-US 389 BATAILLES 4869 456 JUST REV PERSONAL ADS Monkey Wrench -- I will not file a protest your bizarre win. -- Ggleemann Sovereyn -- You held up well under my relentless attack. -- Loopy Pud -- My pleasure to teach you. -- P'nhead Cant Work -- I was ahead on points. -- Korn Kakes Ape Wild -- You did well. I'm the unofficial DM you know. -- Buttermilk 26 June 2003 All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face? He's fighting in the champions tourney. Thanks. Write: Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!! It's here. Well, almost here anyway. We're looking at a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In. This should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules and prep accordingly. So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named): 1. Each T#%S team consists of two managers. After the tourney starts, there will be no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely. T#%S IV will last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so. The only team I know of so far is last TOGS winners: Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood Related/Thieves Guild. Hey, this is fun! 2. The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager. This means 4 setups per T#%S team. This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions being made. This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides to back out early. To pay the entry fee either: a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at: Andy Salveson 6812 Romanzo Way Elk Grove, CA 95758 b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates. Sorry, no credit cards and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted. 3. T#%S point system: 10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior. 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior. 7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge. 7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior. 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior. 4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior. Do not fight your team mate, you will not get any points. Also, you will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you. 10 points for being the Duelmaster. This is in addition to all points listed above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly. 5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be completely firm on this. In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related. I will be the sole judge of this. If you're unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me. I reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized. -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one personal ad. -5 points for being the team that avoided the most. If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points structure. The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no points given for being the most avoided team. 4. I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns. There will not be a Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations. I will still be doing the multipliers at the end, however. This means that all points accumulated by a team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2. 5. Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know. There will be prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a given turn. Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and then to the team with most overall points. I have asked RSI for the same prizes as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with. I haven't decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3 teams at the end. I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know more. 6. And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise. Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how it is. 7. M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals): I reserve the right to disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat mouth about everything. I think that pretty much covers it. I will be accepting team entries as of now and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees. Please feel free to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com. So everyone don your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short. See ya'll there! -- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS APE WILD viciously subdued BATAILLES in a 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight. WENT TO MARKET slaughtered BIG HURT in a 1 minute uneven Title battle. GGLEEMANN demolished ABSOLUCIOUN in a 1 minute uneven fight. HERO slimly lost to BUTTERMILK in a slow 12 minute brutal veteran's contest. MISERY was devastated by SOVEREYN in a 1 minute uneven brawl. CONFLICT overpowered SQUYER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle. LOOPY handily defeated CAGE in a 1 minute uneven fight. MERYE slimly lost to DUELER in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel. THUNDERBOLT defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 3 minute expert vs. novice duel. SUNGODAPHILIA defeated HORROR in a action packed 1 minute match. P'NHEAD was outlasted by JUNGLE JIM in a exciting 12 minute fight. KORN KAKES was demolished by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition. DIMWIT was devastated by GRAPE APE in a 1 minute one-sided battle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 AIMED BLOW 24 - 14 - 0 63 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 TOTAL PARRY 17 - 12 - 0 59 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 36 - 26 - 4 58 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 SLASHING ATTACK 20 - 17 - 1 54 | |AIMED BLOW 3 BASHING ATTACK 25 - 23 - 2 52 | |SLASHING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 21 - 26 - 0 45 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 WALL OF STEEL 19 - 25 - 1 43 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 PARRY-STRIKE 6 - 9 - 1 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 12 - 0 33 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 11 - 0 31 | Turn 457 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-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 2 2 BASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 3 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 2 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 2 2 AIMED BLOW LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 2 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK WENT TO MARKET 4288 12 6 2 122 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411) TOTAL PARRY BUTTERMILK 4497 21 20 0 86 CARNIVAL (354) AIMED BLOW SOVEREYN 4870 9 3 0 84 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) LUNGING ATTACK GGLEEMANN 4801 13 6 0 82 CARNIVAL (354) WALL OF STEEL APE WILD 4337 12 8 1 71 PRIMATES-R-US (389) PARRY-RIPOSTE DUELER 4803 8 7 0 53 SLY'S SLAYERS (432) SLASHING ATTACK MERYE 4868 7 5 0 44 CHAUCERS WORDS (452) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is HERO 4640. The most popular warrior this turn was P'NHEAD 4909. The ten other most popular fighters were MERYE 4868, CONFLICT 4734, THUNDERBOLT 4867, SUNGODAPHILIA 4789, BATAILLES 4869, GGLEEMANN 4801, SOVEREYN 4870, APE WILD 4337, WENT TO MARKET 4288, and LOOPY 4642. The least popular fighter this week was BUTTERMILK 4497. The other ten least popular fighters were JUNGLE JIM 4713, DIMWIT 4941, KORN KAKES 4932, HORROR 4851, DUELER 4803, MISERY 4735, HERO 4640, ABSOLUCIOUN 4872, GRAPE APE 4949, and CAGE 4913.