DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2004    Duedate: 01/27/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIA M. ATT
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4095) [10-3-3,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIA M. ATT                     STYLISH
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4095) [10-3-3,91]          (32-4116) [5-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAY FISTAFOLES                 GHOSTZAPPER
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-3852) [17-10-0,80]         (32-4117) [4-1-1,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        41
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       19      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)      8      Unchartered Team
4. DIAMOND THRONE (269)         0
5. L.A. MOB (353)               0      SARATOGA GLORY (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)      20   5  3 80.0   1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)     13  2 1
 2/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    719 416 38 63.3   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  5 1
 3/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  271 391  9 40.9   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4 11 0
 4- 5*DIAMOND THRONE (269)      11  20  2 35.5   4- 4*DIAMOND THRONE (269)      2  3 0
 5- 6*L.A. MOB (353)             0   3  0  0.0   5- 6*L.A. MOB (353)            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.

     Duelmaster again, and graduating besides?  I never expected this, and I don't
think Jorja did, either.  But I'll take it!

                                        Fizgigg

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARVAT games.  STYLISH caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BASKERVOLE and was awarded 16 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GHOSTZAPPER put down TED 
EVIL, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has FIZGIGG in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ARVAT these days is DIAMOND THRONE.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding DIAMOND THRONE.  Indeed it was 
SARATOGA GLORY.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  
BASKERVOLE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ARVAT.  As a gladiator 
gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, TRADEMARK?  Who could 
miss your "brave" challenge of SILVER MINNOW?  The weight of the challenge fell hard 
upon SILVER MINNOW and predictably she was overcame by TRADEMARK.  This is how to 
arouse the anger of an entire guild!  SOLAR MAN must really be harboring a grudge 
against the FISHERMAN'S WHARF guild!  Merciless, 23 challenged down LOACH points this 
week to duel with he.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of SOLAR MAN.  I 
shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Cruelly, SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY has 
slain the lesser ranked LOACH.  Word already flies around town that FISHERMAN'S WHARF 
plans a bloodfeud!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARVAT as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIA M. ATT 4095              10   3  3    91       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          17  10  0    80       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LIL ETH 4093                 11   3  2    69       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DIETER KWAN 4092             11   3  0    68       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STYLISH 4116                  5   0  0    48       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BASKERVOLE 4071               8  20  0    44       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 GHOSTZAPPER 4117              4   1  1    43       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 TRADEMARK 4114                4   1  1    35       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SOLAR MAN 4115                4   1  1    34       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KI'SHIN 4110                  4   0  0    27       DIAMOND THRONE (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROHAN 3361                    3   4  1    22       DIAMOND THRONE (269)
 TED EVIL 4109                 5   2  0    17       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SILVER MINNOW 4128            1   2  0    16       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-KY'LIAN 4118                  2   1  0    15       DIAMOND THRONE (269)
 PRETTY WILD 4113              3   2  0    13       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 TASSALTER 4112                0   5  0     5       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-STEFANUCCI 4121               0   3  0     3       L.A. MOB (353)
-TANK 4124                     0   2  0     3       DIAMOND THRONE (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWIFT FEUTZ II 4125           0   2  0     2       DIAMOND THRONE (269)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS GIGOLO 324    0  1 0   1                   TIA M. ATT 4095       463 NONE    
SWIFT FEUTZ 4107       1  2 0 DIAMOND THRONE 269    TRADEMARK 4114        459 NOT REVE
LOACH 4126             1  3 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SOLAR MAN 4115        463         
DOGFISH 4105           0  5 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 GHOSTZAPPER 4117      460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dieter Kwan -- All right, all right, all right.  Five hundred calories and not bite
more.  (sigh)  I couldn't fit into my lair, anyway. -- Baskervole

Stylish -- But what if I don't want to look French?  I mean, those were perfectly
good overalls you trashed.  I could've worn 'em for years yet. -- Tassalter

Pretty Wild -- You be more CAREFUL next time.  I'm an ENDANGERED SPECIES, and I don't
stand for any nonsense at all. -- Silver Minnow

Solar Man -- We could've used you here today.  It was cloudy.  How are we going to
get our clothes dry if it's cloudy? -- Loach

Silver Minnow -- Good fight.  I would have liked to have come out on top of course,
but it wasn't meant to be.  Nice skills though. -- Pretty Wild

Lil Eth -- That was a fair fight...I hope to see you again in another 10 turns or
so.... -- Trademark

Loach -- Sorry about the rough treatment. -- Solar Man

Tassalter -- Sorry about that challenge.  I went in blind this past turn.  I'll stay
away now. -- Stylish

Jorja -- I appreciate your understanding.  I always try to keep my warriors from
killing.  Karma, you know.  Since this arena is so small our warriors are bound to
see each other on a regular basis.  It is a pleasure to fight your warriors. -- The
Trainer

Fizgigg -- Congrats on your invite.  We at Saratoga Glory salute you! -- The Trainer

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

TRADEMARK bested SILVER MINNOW in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's Challenge fight.
STYLISH demolished BASKERVOLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SOLAR MAN assassinated LOACH in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
PRETTY WILD defeated TASSALTER in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
FIZGIGG viciously subdued MAY FISTAFOLES in a 2 minute gory expert's brawl.
TIA M. ATT butchered VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
DIETER KWAN was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
LIL ETH won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute duel.
GHOSTZAPPER vanquished TED EVIL in a action packed 4 minute gruesome one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   5 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  12 -  3      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  15 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  14 -  0       7  |

Turn 463 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIA M. ATT 4095            10   3  3   91 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        17  10  0   80 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIETER KWAN 4092           11   3  0   68 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       GHOSTZAPPER 4117            4   1  1   43 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114              4   1  1   35 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              4   1  1   34 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAY FISTAFOLES 3852.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GHOSTZAPPER 4117.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRADEMARK 4114, 
DIETER KWAN 4092, SOLAR MAN 4115, PRETTY WILD 4113, STYLISH 4116, SILVER MINNOW 4128, 
TASSALTER 4112, MAY FISTAFOLES 3852, TIA M. ATT 4095, and LIL ETH 4093.

The least popular fighter this week was TED EVIL 4109.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOACH 4126, BASKERVOLE 4071, LIL ETH 4093, TIA M. ATT 4095, MAY 
FISTAFOLES 3852, TASSALTER 4112, SILVER MINNOW 4128, STYLISH 4116, PRETTY WILD 4113, 
and SOLAR MAN 4115.

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

FIZGIGG (32-4012) FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)