DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2004    Duedate: 02/03/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BINDI
CROC FILES (374)
(29-4454) [10-3-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BINDI                          THE FIRE WITCH
CROC FILES (374)               CRIMSON KINGS (388)
(29-4454) [10-3-0,140]         (29-4489) [6-2-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         LUCIUS
EQUESTORS (158)                EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4406) [14-11-2,78]         (29-4406) [14-11-2,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMSON KINGS (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH THREAT (376)          31
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        19      DEATH THREAT (376)
3. CRIMSON KINGS (388)         16      Unchartered Team
4. EQUESTORS (158)             16
5. CROC FILES (374)            13      CRIMSON KINGS (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)        7   2  0 77.8   1/ 4*CRIMSON KINGS (388)       9  5 0
 2- 2 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  55  32  6 63.2   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  4 0
 3/ 3 DEATH THREAT (376)        73  57 10 56.2   3/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         140 117 13 54.5   4/ 5 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 5/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      239 241 20 49.8   5/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  2 0
 6/ 9*CRIMSON KINGS (388)       19  20  1 48.7   6- 3*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       4  2 0
 7/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          457 504 35 47.6   7/ 8 DEATH THREAT (376)        4  6 1
 8/ 5*TANKS A LOT! (387)        16  19  0 45.7   8- 6 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  2  2 1
 9/10 MEN (356)                109 140  7 43.8   9/10*TANKS A LOT! (387)        2  8 0
10/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     169 226  6 42.8  10/ 9 MEN (356)                 1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LAPUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as EQUESTORS is pushed out of 
top team by CRIMSON KINGS, who came from 4th with a 3-2-0 this turn.  CRIMSON KINGS 
stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The CARDOW HUNTERS guild has had a 
3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  COOKIE has lost to DARK ABYSS, falling 8 points, while helping 
make CROC FILES a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, BINDI kept 
EQUESTORS' warrior, SCORPUS, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor 
for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad 
until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  DEATH THREAT has cause to stand tall, as they were LAPUR's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding DEATH 
THREAT more than any other team we find CRIMSON KINGS.  LAPUR, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
CARDOW HUNTERS' warrior SUGARPLUM.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 9 points in a TV challenge which he killed.  I thought RAGING FIRE 
showed great skill and promise when he killed SHAWN.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  SHAWN has departed LAPUR, leaving 
MEN without their 14-11-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the 
taverns last night?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to 
cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LAPUR, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINDI 4454                   10   3  0   140       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALBA 4389                   22  11  1   113       EQUESTORS (158)
 RAGING FIRE 4407             10   4  1   104       DEATH THREAT (376)
 SCRAPPA 4411                 14   7  2   102       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOSHIMA 4349                24   8  0    86       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SCORPUS 4393                 19  12  2    84       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCIUS 4406                  14  11  2    78       EQUESTORS (158)
 THE FIRE WITCH 4489           6   2  0    69       CRIMSON KINGS (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALL TREE 4380               11  25  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK ABYSS 4417               9   4  1    56       DEATH THREAT (376)
 THE MINCER 4490               5   3  1    50       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
-KOJIRO 4456                   3   0  1    47       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FRANK THE TANK 4488           6   1  0    44       TANKS A LOT! (387)
 FLINT EYE 4511                6   1  0    42       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-LEAST SHREW 3513              5   3  1    41       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       5   3  0    39       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747       5   3  0    38       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 SUGARPLUM 4432                9   8  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MUCIANUS 4478                 6   5  0    35       EQUESTORS (158)
 MACRINUS 4452                 6   7  2    34       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436              5  11  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TESTY TITMOUSE 4518           3   0  0    33       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 COOKIE 4455                   7   6  2    32       CROC FILES (374)
 TREAD HEAD 4505               2   3  0    32       TANKS A LOT! (387)
-OTARU 4245                    6   5  1    31       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SNAKE PIT 4467                1   2  0    24       DEATH THREAT (376)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIGHTING COCK 4514            2   1  0    22       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 PRINCE RUPERT 4493            2   6  0    21       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
 THRAK 4521                    2   0  0    21       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
 MACHIGAI 4506                 6   1  0    19       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 UBER-PANZER 4498              4   2  0    17       TANKS A LOT! (387)
 POKIN' PERSHING 4499          3   3  0    12       TANKS A LOT! (387)
 FORMENTERA LADY 4513          1   4  0    12       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
-STUBBORN ASS 4517             2   1  0     7       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-RIP TIDE 4509                 0   1  0     7       DEATH THREAT (376)
 LUCY 4520                     0   3  0     6       CROC FILES (374)
 THE PLAGUE 4519               0   2  0     2       DEATH THREAT (376)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRACTURE 4491          2  3 0 CRIMSON KINGS 388     COOKIE 4455           464 REVENGED
SHAWN 4405            14 12 1 MEN 356               RAGING FIRE 4407      467         
BICKNEY BOSS 4533      0  1 0 TANKS A LOT! 387      DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   467 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dark Abyss -- Ironically enough, I was challenging you as well.  Care for a tie-
breaker? -- The Fire Witch

Pokin' Pershing -- Not for a third time, you don't. -- Prince Rupert

Macrinus -- You seem to be quite as resilient as your teammate.  Perhaps I shan't
challenge either of you again for a time. -- Formentera Lady

The Plague -- You fight hard; Thrak think you going to win.  Thrak get lucky.  We
fight again soon. -- Thrak

Lapur -- <sigh> It seems I'm a disgrace to the Croc Files, since I'm the only Croc
who is graduating without ever sitting on the Duelmaster's throne.  Ah, well, that's
life, I suppose.  7-11-15-15-10-15-11; Adv Expert Ini, Master Dec; Poor Endurance,
Can Carry Very Little, Good Damage, Normal hit points.  Favorite Weapon--Longsword,
M/L (OE/AL), Learn Parry.  Farewell, and always remember:  "CROCS RULE!" -- Monty

The Scribe -- As always, the Croc Files stand ready to aid in the liberation of
Monuntial (not to mention to aid our colleagues).

Lady -- Luck was on your side.  If I had hit something other than your weapon arm I
might now be mourning your passing at the "Bent Gladius." -- Macrinus

Southeastern Shrew -- Hmm, I think you might want to consider investing in a compass
and a map?  This isn't the Southeast.  Well, in some ways, it is, depending on where
you put the center, but....  (shrug)  Good try, though. -- Tall Tree

Fighting Cock -- Er, fighting against what?  Not me, apparently. -- Flint Eye

Cookie -- Humphf! -- Sugarplum

Stubborn Ass -- But tigers eat asses, you know. -- Black Tiger
P.S.  You're one of my better students.

Ed. -- I've forgotten the topic, also, but I can keep up this meaningless exchange
for weeks yet. -- Black Tiger
P.S.  It isn't like I had anything IMPORTANT to do.

     Are you saying THIS isn't important?  I'm crushed. -- Ed.

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

BICKNEY BOSS was dealt death by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RAGING FIRE dispatched SHAWN in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
MONTY was defeated by GALBA in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge duel.
COOKIE was overpowered by DARK ABYSS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TREAD HEAD was bested by FLINT EYE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FRANK THE TANK defeated SUGARPLUM in a 1 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
SNAKE PIT was bested by BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
LUCY was defeated by MACHIGAI in a action packed 6 minute Challenge melee.
BINDI vanquished SCORPUS in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
SCRAPPA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUCIUS was luckily beaten by ENOSHIMA in a action packed 4 minute veteran's fight.
THE FIRE WITCH overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TALL TREE bested THE MINCER in a 4 minute mismatched conflict.
MACRINUS subdued PRINCE RUPERT in a 1 minute match.
MUCIANUS viciously subdued UBER-PANZER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody bout.
POKIN' PERSHING was overpowered by THRAK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FORMENTERA LADY bested THE PLAGUE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  25 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  42 -  4      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  36 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  18 -  0      40  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BINDI 4454                 10   3  0  140 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   GALBA 4389                 22  11  1  113 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAGING FIRE 4407           10   4  1  104 DEATH THREAT (376)
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              24   8  0   86 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE MINCER 4490             5   3  1   50 CRIMSON KINGS (388)
PARRY-STRIKE     FLINT EYE 4511              6   1  0   42 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SUGARPLUM 4432              9   8  0   35 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCIUS 4406.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LUCIUS 4406.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCY 4520, MUCIANUS 4478, 
RAGING FIRE 4407, THE MINCER 4490, BICKNEY BOSS 4533, GALBA 4389, DARK ABYSS 4417, 
FRANK THE TANK 4488, BINDI 4454, and SCRAPPA 4411.

The least popular fighter this week was POKIN' PERSHING 4499.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PRINCE RUPERT 4493, TALL TREE 4380, SCORPUS 4393, MACHIGAI 
4506, SUGARPLUM 4432, TREAD HEAD 4505, UBER-PANZER 4498, SNAKE PIT 4467, FLINT EYE 
4511, and COOKIE 4455.

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

MONTY (29-4391) CROC FILES (374)