DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2003    Duedate: 07/29/2003

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-453

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PHISH BAIT
TRIP OUT (287)
(30-3761) [16-9-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PHISH BAIT                     OUTBACK JACK
TRIP OUT (287)                 WRESTLMANIACS (73)
(30-3761) [16-9-0,101]         (30-672) [3-2-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERKO                         HOT JELLO LUV
RED DOG GANG (356)             TRIP OUT (287)
(30-4288) [16-19-0,68]         (30-4407) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIP OUT (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARNIVAL (399)              22
2. TRIP OUT (287)              17      TRIP OUT (287)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          11      Unchartered Team
4. I TRAINED THEM (331)         0
5. THE GREENHOUSE (323)         0      WRESTLMANIACS (73)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GONNA GET YA (412)         3   0  1  100   1/ 3 TRIP OUT (287)            9  6 1
 2- 3*LHI'S ANGELS (406)         8   2  0 80.0   2/ 1 CARNIVAL (399)            8  7 0
 3- 2*PERLIS OPEN (407)          8   2  0 80.0   3/ 4*WRESTLMANIACS (73)        7  2 1
 4- 4 I TRAINED THEM (331)     179  98  7 64.6   4/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 0
 5- 5 TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)     15   9  0 62.5   5- 5 THE GREENHOUSE (323)      3  3 0
 6/ 7 TRIP OUT (287)            69  64  2 51.9   6- 6*PERLIS OPEN (407)         2  0 0
 7/ 8 CARNIVAL (399)            52  52  2 50.0   7- 7*GONNA GET YA (412)        2  0 0
 8- 9 THE GREENHOUSE (323)      38  39  1 49.4   8- 8 TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)     1  1 0
 9-10 CONCENTRATION (341)       58  66  1 46.8   9-10 I TRAINED THEM (331)      1  1 0
10-11 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     65  86  6 43.0  10-11*LHI'S ANGELS (406)        1  1 0
11/12 RED DOG GANG (356)       289 396  5 42.2  11-13 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     0  2 0
12/13*WRESTLMANIACS (73)        11  16  1 40.7  12-12 CONCENTRATION (341)       0  1 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.

Iaye,

Thank you all for the chance to be your Duelmistress for these past three cycles.
Special thanks to the Carnival for their endorsement.  I'm getting a head start for
Home Guard, so may the best Iayean reign next turn!

Good luck to all,

Lady Protector Vallisneria

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to CARNIVAL, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the TRIP OUT 
stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for ONE-GAL-BAND, who flew up 15 points in the 
rankings after mashing TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ROWDY RODDY was beat by 
HOT TAMALE and drops 12 points.  Try as hard as the THE GREENHOUSE stable might, they 
were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) VALLISNERIA before this week's 
fights.  In front of all the crowds, PHISH BAIT 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!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that CONCENTRATION was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of CONCENTRATION's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause WRESTLMANIACS beats feet every time 
CONCENTRATION smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
SONIC TACO was mashed by SPIN D'TOPP, who let SONIC TACO know that killing members of 
CARNIVAL is a no-no.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in IAYE have no sense 
of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best 
comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  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                  
 PHISH BAIT 3761              16   9  0   101       TRIP OUT (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INFERNO 4168                 15   3  0   140       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 EGG SHERBERT 3759            15  11  1    96       TRIP OUT (287)
-IRESINE 3227                 13  10  0    93       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
 PURPLE DONKEY 2751           15  12  0    91       TRIP OUT (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD MAX 3874                  6   8  1    85       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-IVY 3857                     11   7  0    77       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 DUMB, DUMB 4235              10  43  0    73       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CHERKO 4288                  16  19  0    68       RED DOG GANG (356)
-PATIN 3473                   16  13  0    67       CONCENTRATION (341)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TECK WEE SEAH 4267            5   1  0    66       PERLIS OPEN (407)
 SPIN D'TOPP 4360             10   2  0    64       CARNIVAL (399)
-SAINT LUCIFER 2203            8   7  1    61       PERFECT HARMONY (227)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PATRICK JONKER 4363           8   2  0    60       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
-LEE 4255                      6   1  0    57       LHI'S ANGELS (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERMAN 3534                  14   7  0    55       CONCENTRATION (341)
 LORD POLTROON 4369            6   0  0    54       CARNIVAL (399)
-STUART O'GRADY 4364           5   3  0    54       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
 SONIC TACO 4337               4   4  1    52       TRIP OUT (287)
-HALBONT 3736                  6   2  0    50       CONCENTRATION (341)
 VINILLA 4324                 10  14  0    47       RED DOG GANG (356)
-THE ROCK 4314                 3   1  0    43       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 HOT TAMALE 4367               7   6  0    38       RED DOG GANG (356)
-ISOETES 3277                  7  10  0    38       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
-JUDGEMENT DAY 2226            5   5  0    35       PERFECT HARMONY (227)
 CHIHUAHUA CHICA 4344          8  10  0    34       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOTMAN 4290                  5   3  1    29       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 ONE-GAL-BAND 4370             2   4  0    28       CARNIVAL (399)
-WOLFEGANG 3723                7   6  0    27       CONCENTRATION (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWINKLES 4336                 5   8  0    23       CARNIVAL (399)
 OUTBACK JACK 672              3   2  1    21       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 ROWDY RODDY 621               3   2  0    15       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-GRAEME BROWN 4372             1   0  0    15       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
 COCO B. WARE 685              2   2  0    12       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-AMANDA 4256                   2   1  0    11       LHI'S ANGELS (406)
-BETA 3249                     2   3  0     9       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
-PHASEOLUS 3250                2   3  0     9       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
-RILLION 4313                  1   1  0     7       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-WALTER 4400                   1   1  0     4       CONCENTRATION (341)
 HOT JELLO LUV 4407            0   1  0     1       TRIP OUT (287)
 TWO CHEER 4406                0   1  0     1       CARNIVAL (399)
-NICK GATES 4371               0   1  0     1       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KARN 4368              6  2 0 CARNIVAL 399          SONIC TACO 4337       451 JUST REV
MINTY PEPPER 4403      0  1 0 CARNIVAL 399          OUTBACK JACK 672      452         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Phish Bait -- Ah, I see that unlike Dumb, you're one of those who can fish and cut
bait at the same time!  Good work there. -- Goff and, I suppose, Leeta (not that she
hangs around here and pays ATTENTION to anything) (well, okay, she may not pay
attention, but she pays bills, which is useful)

Lee -- There must be some kind of hidden spell in your name.  Ouch. -- Vinilla

One Gal Band -- WHEN are you going to learn to play a TUNE, 'chacha?  Being loud is
not, you know, the only thing that counts. -- Hot Tamale
P.S.  But I did like the effect when you tried to blow your horn and there was a
tamale stuck down its throat.  As good as a mute, eh?  But a little messier to get
out, because I used paper instead of a good strong corn husk.

Funky Elvis -- All right, all RIGHT, I will not step on your blue suede shews again.
Sheesh.  It was an accident, man. -- Cherko

Lord Poltroon -- You totally ARE, as your stinginess with skills SHOWS. -- Chihuahua
Chica

Teck -- I'm a genius teacher, you see. -- Chica
P.S.  But I get to win most of the fights, okay?

Isoetes -- May I suggest twin daggers.  That's how I see you. -- Spin D'Topp

The Rock -- You fell for our ploy. -- Twinkles

Vallisneria, Funky Elvis -- Congrats on the "Call of the Isle." -- Carny

Vallisneria -- Gone as I was about to write a tune for you. -- One-Gal Band

Hot Tamale -- I won on points!  I won on points! -- One-Gal Band

Chihuahua Chica -- Your style does well with the twin halberds. -- Lord Poultroon

Outback -- Why?  Why? -- Carny

Leeta -- A point of correction regarding your idea of "warriors to fight beside you
in Andorak."  You are thinking of a "tag-team match."  I've suggested this many times
but the "powers" have always turned it down. -- Carny

26 June 2003
     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

PURPLE DONKEY devastated DUMB, DUMB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SONIC TACO was overcome by SPIN D'TOPP in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
ROWDY RODDY was vanquished by HOT TAMALE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PHISH BAIT defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal Title fight.
EGG SHERBERT devastated CHERKO in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
VINILLA overpowered TWINKLES in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LORD POLTROON bested CHIHUAHUA CHICA in a 2 minute competition.
ONE-GAL-BAND overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
COCO B. WARE won victory over HOT JELLO LUV in a action packed 4 minute novice's duel.
OUTBACK JACK vanquished TWO CHEER 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  26 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 453 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         0 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PHISH BAIT 3761            16   9  0  101 TRIP OUT (287)
BASHING ATTACK   EGG SHERBERT 3759          15  11  1   96 TRIP OUT (287)
LUNGING ATTACK   PURPLE DONKEY 2751         15  12  0   91 TRIP OUT (287)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOT TAMALE 4367             7   6  0   38 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHERKO 4288.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HOT JELLO LUV 4407.  The ten other most popular fighters were PURPLE DONKEY 2751, 
ONE-GAL-BAND 4370, SPIN D'TOPP 4360, HOT TAMALE 4367, PHISH BAIT 3761, LORD POLTROON 
4369, SONIC TACO 4337, EGG SHERBERT 3759, VINILLA 4324, and COCO B. WARE 685.

The least popular fighter this week was TWO CHEER 4406.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TWINKLES 4336, CHERKO 4288, CHIHUAHUA CHICA 4344, ROWDY RODDY 621, 
DUMB, DUMB 4235, OUTBACK JACK 672, COCO B. WARE 685, VINILLA 4324, EGG SHERBERT 3759, 
and SONIC TACO 4337.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

INFERNO (30-4168) I TRAINED THEM (331)

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

VALLISNERIA (30-3226) THE GREENHOUSE (323)