DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 01/14/2004 Duedate: 01/27/2004 IAYE ARENA DM-30 TURN-466 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MAD MAX I TRAINED THEM (331) (30-3874) [9-9-2,131] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MAD MAX THE GOOSE I TRAINED THEM (331) RUNNERS (426) (30-3874) [9-9-2,131] (30-4438) [2-2-1,14] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MAD MAX IVY I TRAINED THEM (331) I TRAINED THEM (331) (30-3874) [9-9-2,131] (30-3857) [12-7-0,91] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM I TRAINED THEM (331) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. I TRAINED THEM (331) 79 2. RUNNERS (426) 8 I TRAINED THEM (331) 3. RED DOG GANG (356) 7 Unchartered Team 4. SQUAD WANKERSON (419) 0 5. TRIP OUT (287) 0 RUNNERS (426) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 2*SQUAD WANKERSON (419) 4 1 1 80.0 1/ 3 I TRAINED THEM (331) 7 3 1 2/ 3 I TRAINED THEM (331) 191 102 8 65.2 2/ 2 GAMEHENDGE (299) 6 6 0 3- 4 TRIP OUT (287) 105 81 5 56.5 3/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356) 6 9 0 4/ 7*RUNNERS (426) 2 2 1 50.0 4- 1 TRIP OUT (287) 4 0 1 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299) 39 44 3 47.0 5- 5*SQUAD WANKERSON (419) 1 0 0 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356) 311 439 6 41.5 6/ 7*RUNNERS (426) 1 1 1 '*' 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 #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Skaithvarn: Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing he could do right then. And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self- centered without necessarily being bad citizens. Well, amend that to "most wizards were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...." "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked. The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement. "Do I look like a man for the meditative life?" His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled in scorn. "This is a way station, nothing more. As I was the adviser and kingmaker in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is." "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began. The wizard shrugged. "There are other kingdoms. The current one in that area is now called Andoria, is it not?" He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it. "I shall rule Andoria in all but name...." Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly. That would be the one Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently- damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed or coerced. With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while. They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it. But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire city of Leemith. And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them there were thousands of vampires in Leemith. "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out. "That's just a small fraction of--" "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly. "You would be surprised how few points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom! And I am well skilled in that art." The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out. Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still. He didn't like to stab a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to. But he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved through time. The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with would-be assassins. At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was coming to him. "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria. You three will be my guides and servants. For now. But soon I must form my own coterie of agents.... That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone to lead them." Raoul's face tightened. That was true, he knew. Not all greedy men were Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian. He would get word to King Mickeal as quickly as he could. And then he would form his own coterie to contend against the Kraelians. Call for volunteers, good guys and bad. A personal to Scribe or an email to Livia@reality.com will do the trick. SPY REPORT Hail and well met warriors of IAYE! Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari. Former top team TRIP OUT was unseated this week as I TRAINED THEM moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-1 record for the round. IVY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested DUMB, DUMB and was awarded 14 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, TELA put down SONORA SARA, causing her to lose 4 points of recognition in the process. Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster MAD MAX challenged SLOTH last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne. Although SLOTH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious MAD MAX. Would you believe that over half of the old women in IAYE seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city IAYE. IAYE, city of gladiators! Mighty among the names of thy guilds is GAMEHENDGE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of I TRAINED THEM last week. Busy avoiding GAMEHENDGE? Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after SLOTH. Watch your back! A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that SNOTMAN posted a challenge against the more highly recognized CHERKO. The results, you ask? Well, the firebrand SNOTMAN defeated CHERKO. Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel. Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! I have seen warriors die in youth. I have seen men cut down in their prime. This week GAMEHENDGE must mourn the loss of 11-5-1 SLOTH to I TRAINED THEM. Fate is a fickle mistress. She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious. Remember this! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in IAYE. Nice atmosphere you have here! Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city. Depart I must and soon! Till next we meet remember: a fool flies into a rage quickly and often. The wise are angered by the same thing only once. Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MAD MAX 3874 9 9 2 131 I TRAINED THEM (331) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SONIC TACO 4337 13 6 1 105 TRIP OUT (287) IVY 3857 12 7 0 91 I TRAINED THEM (331) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DUMB, DUMB 4235 12 54 0 90 RED DOG GANG (356) CHERKO 4288 19 29 0 86 RED DOG GANG (356) SNOTMAN 4290 9 3 1 83 I TRAINED THEM (331) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TELA 2973 10 7 0 55 GAMEHENDGE (299) FIREDOG 4428 5 4 0 39 RED DOG GANG (356) -MESSENGER BIRD 4414 4 6 0 34 GAMEHENDGE (299) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HOT JELLO LUV 4407 5 7 1 33 TRIP OUT (287) RILLION 4313 3 3 0 30 I TRAINED THEM (331) -QUICKSAND JESUS 4429 4 2 0 27 TRIP OUT (287) SONORA SARA 4411 5 7 0 26 RED DOG GANG (356) DARK CHOCOLATE 4412 6 6 1 25 RED DOG GANG (356) -WANKER X 4354 4 1 1 25 SQUAD WANKERSON (419) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SHATNER'S WEAVE 4432 4 1 0 21 TRIP OUT (287) THE GOOSE 4438 2 2 1 14 RUNNERS (426) -NULN 4431 2 1 0 9 I TRAINED THEM (331) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SLOTH 3013 11 5 1 GAMEHENDGE 299 MAD MAX 3874 466 ICCULUS 4453 1 2 0 GAMEHENDGE 299 THE GOOSE 4438 466 PERSONAL ADS Rillion tW -- It does no good to train on milk chocolate. I am superior. -- Dark Chocolate Sloth -- (heavy sigh) But I LIKE sloth. I'm really INTO sloth. So how can you do this to me? -- Cherko Mad Max -- I have to tell you that hitting Dumb on the head doesn't seem to affect him at all. It is widely rumored--I think one of the Infirmary orderlies started it--that Dumb's head is solid granite. The pink kind of granite with gray and white specks. -- Goff I don't know about other people, but *I* wouldn't trust that scribe. -- Sonora Sara Icculus -- Odd name. Sounds like some kind of embryonic fish. -- Firedog 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 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS MAD MAX butchered SLOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight. IVY viciously subdued DUMB, DUMB in a exciting 2 minute expert's Challenge battle. SNOTMAN vanquished CHERKO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl. RILLION savagely defeated DARK CHOCOLATE in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fight. TELA devastated SONORA SARA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel. FIREDOG beat HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute brawl. ICCULUS was viciously butchered by THE GOOSE in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 11 - 2 - 0 85 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 14 - 8 - 1 64 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 6 - 1 63 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 16 - 10 - 1 62 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 11 - 1 52 | |AIMED BLOW 1 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 12 - 1 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 17 - 19 - 0 47 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 9 - 11 - 1 45 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 7 - 1 42 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 AIMED BLOW 5 - 9 - 1 36 | Turn 466 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: LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 3 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK IVY 3857 12 7 0 91 I TRAINED THEM (331) SLASHING ATTACK TELA 2973 10 7 0 55 GAMEHENDGE (299) WALL OF STEEL FIREDOG 4428 5 4 0 39 RED DOG GANG (356) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MAD MAX 3874. The most popular warrior this turn was IVY 3857. The ten other most popular fighters were RILLION 4313, THE GOOSE 4438, TELA 2973, FIREDOG 4428, MAD MAX 3874, DUMB, DUMB 4235, SNOTMAN 4290, ICCULUS 4453, SLOTH 3013, and CHERKO 4288. The least popular fighter this week was SONORA SARA 4411. The other ten least popular fighters were DARK CHOCOLATE 4412, CHERKO 4288, SLOTH 3013, ICCULUS 4453, SNOTMAN 4290, DUMB, DUMB 4235, MAD MAX 3874, FIREDOG 4428, TELA 2973, and THE GOOSE 4438.