DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/1997    Duedate: 01/07/1998

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-303

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCOT TEA
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
(33-4156) [21-23-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCOT TEA                       DOODLE DAN
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
(33-4156) [21-23-0,110]        (33-4437) [3-0-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAMOA                          MACABRE
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
(33-4339) [18-13-0,67]         (33-3213) [14-5-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)    50
2. I'M DAN, MAN (378)          24      OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
3. THE WARBIRDS (377)          15      Unchartered Team
4. HOMES (342)                 -2
5. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)        -22      I'M DAN, MAN (378)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*I'M DAN, MAN (378)        10   4  1 71.4   1/ 1 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)  9  5 0
 2/ 2 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      215 176 19 55.0   2/ 4*I'M DAN, MAN (378)        7  1 1
 3/ 3 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343) 106 103  4 50.7   3/ 2 THE WARBIRDS (377)        7  7 0
 4/ 4 HOMES (342)              111 122  4 47.6   4/ 3 HOMES (342)               5 10 0
 5/ 5 THE WARBIRDS (377)        29  49  3 37.2   5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       4  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 324): ASPARAGUS of MY PETS (? mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 322): ULNA of THE BARE BONES (? mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 323): HYDROGEN of THE ELEMENTS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 318): HARDWIRE of EUROSOLO (Masque, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 318): FOOL'S GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 317): ARAGOON of KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 315): WIDOW'S KISS of DARE TO DREAM (Nightmare, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 157): FOREVER!!!!!!!! of LAW & ORDER!!!! (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 308): JAZI of THE TAKEN (Dominator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 155): GINGER ROOT of THE SPICE PACK (Jimbo, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 304): HYUNDAI of AXE KICKERS (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIYTYOLE (turn 302): FALLSWORTH of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 148): CHICKEN LATTICE of HAIRY THINGS (? mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 295): MANSON of HELL HOUNDS (? mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 258): AMBER GRISE of RAINBOW ABYSS (? mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 133): ZIPPER II of RESCUE RANGERS (Rascally Rabbit)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 127): RUST GOLEM of TRIAL BY COMBAT (Jimbo, mgr.)
                                   the golem of love
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 229): MACBETH of STORIES (? mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 114): KALANDRA of DARK SIDHE (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 191): NO BRAKES of BAD IDEAS (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 188): CASSANDRA of WARLORD BRIGADE (? mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 163): NAX of BRAND X (Rabah Kal, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 149): GINSU II of MYSTERY MEAT (The Buthcher, mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 135): HELL BENT of BAD NEWS (? mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 126): PARADOX of KILLING MOON (Boss Rat, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 62): SILVERHUNTRESS of JUDGEMENT DAY! (The Judge, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 209): AUGUSTUS II of ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 324): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 322): ROTFANG GOBLINZ (Stinkeye'd Dag, mgr.)
                                               or Khan Man
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 323): THE ELEMENTS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 318): WAR (? mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 318): THE BLACKHEARTS (? mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 317): KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 315): PSYCHOMECH (Dr. Von Flensing, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 157): FATE (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 307): tie between THE TAKEN and HOBBIT ENTREES
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 155): TRUE BRITS (MHC, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 304): THE PRESIDENTS (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIYTYOLE (turn 302): GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster, mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 148): D-DAY SQUAD (? mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 295): tie between HELL HOUNDS and STEEL SCABBARD
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 258): RAINBOW ABYSS (? mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 133): DESCENDENTS OF DARK (Dark Overlord, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 127): TRIAL BY COMBAT (Jimbo, mgr.)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 229): TWISTED VISION (? mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 114): tie between OPEN SESAME and DARK SIDHE
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 191): SECOND MAR DIV (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 188): WARLORD BRIGADE (? mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 163): THE AVENGERS (Mutt Lange, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 149): CREAM PUFFS (? mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 135): BAD NEWS (? mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 126): DARK BUSHIDO (? mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 62): HILLYBILLY BUNCH (? mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 208): EXCALIBUR & EXCALIBUR I, Lapur/Murska (? mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates:
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 321): DORINI of ENDO (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 323): ANGUS of MACEWANS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 317): GRANDMA MURPHY of POMONA PYTHONS (La Vibora, mgr.)
                            KEESHA LIPPS of THE CUTTING EDGE (Lazer, mgr.)
                            AEGIR of PANTHEONS (Marina, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 317): AUH20 of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 308): JAZI of THE TAKEN (Dominator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 154): CORN OF DEATH of THE DEVASTATORS (Slobulous)
                               SWEET FLI BYE of MONGOL HORDE (Tolar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 302): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
                (turn 301): SAVANNAH of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 294): PLASTER MASTER of STEEL SCABBARD (? mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 133): ZIPPER II of RESCUE RANGERS (Rascally Rabbit)
                   (turn 132): VE-LINA of SWORDS OF TWILIGHT (? mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 126): OWEIN of CELTIC FRINGE (MHC, mgr.)
                               ARFON of CELTIC FRINGE (MHC, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 113): FALAFEL of DUEL DUDES (? mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 163): MOONSHADE of BLACKNESS (? mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 125): HAM ON RYE of LUNCH BUNCH (? mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
JUBILEE?  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES' proud of it after beating KING FISHER and getting 24 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  RYANATOR got smashed by CONDOR, and lost 9 
points!  Was that a tear I saw in SCOT TEA's eye, as it took over Duelmastership?  
And wasn't FALLSWORTH fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to 
his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Can THE 
WARBIRDS' OSPRY be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  Speaking of challenging 32 points above did you hear about ORANGE 
PARK of HOMES vs. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES' KOOKABURRA?  (And how was that intro!) What did 
ORANGE PARK expect, anyway!  Of course KOOKABURRA won.  Next time stick to people you 
have a chance against, dummy!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this beast???  VEGETIUS gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles GERELIN LOSTFIRE, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet OBSIDIAN HALL manager 
is surprised!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from 
you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOT TEA 4156                21  23  0   110       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLSWORTH 2427              15   8  0    87       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 MACABRE 3213                 14   5  1    80       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ORANGE PARK 4322             16  15  0    77       HOMES (342)
 SAMOA 4339                   18  13  0    67       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEGETIUS 3340                11   3  1    62       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 CONDOR 4415                   7   9  2    58       THE WARBIRDS (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYANATOR 3462                10   2  0    48       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 BLACKER 4445                  7   1  1    41       HOMES (342)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLE 4414                    6  10  0    32       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 OSPRY 4413                    7   9  0    31       THE WARBIRDS (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOODLE DAN 4437               3   0  1    31       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
 JUBILEE 4443                  1   7  0    31       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
 DIGGER DAN 4449               3   0  0    29       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
-ALEC BLACKTHORN 3464          5   4  1    25       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 KING FISHER 4429              6   5  1    24       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-SON OF DAN 4438               2   0  0    24       I'M DAN, MAN (378)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROP DEAD DAN 4436            2   1  0    20       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
 TEMPE 4447                    3   3  0    17       HOMES (342)
 SAN JOSE 4441                 0   9  0     9       HOMES (342)
 DABNEY 4452                   1   2  0     7       HOMES (342)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 225  0  1 0   1                   DOODLE DAN 4437       303 NONE    
GERELIN LOSTFIRE 239   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          VEGETIUS 3340         303 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Samoa -- Practice. -- Orange Park     

     Well, what do you want to be called, Shoto or Hoffa?  I'll credit you either way. 
     -- Livia

     Kookaburra -- You graduated at a bad time.  The only land we've got available at 
     the moment are a couple of lots in the cemetary.  However, there's always the 
     chance that something will turn up--some old miser die of the cold, for instance, 
     and leave his entire estate to the government of Niatoli, or something like that.  
     We'll give you a raincheck, if one of the cemetary plots doesn't appeal. -- 
     Arenamaster Kaghal
     PS.  Join me in lobbying for better government on this island of Niatoli.  OTHER 
     arenamasters don't have to handle ALL the details themselves, the way I do.

12/15/97
All DM Arenas -- Are there any other managers in the West Tennessee area?  If so, I'd 
like to hear from you!  Diplo Dirt Nap, mgr. Dragonmasters, DM-10.

12/22/97
IMMORTAL QUESTOR:  There are still copies of the Ivory League's Immortal Questor, 
Spring/Summer 1997 edition available.  The Immortal Questor contains information about 
Ivory League member happenings, as well as articles about Roleplaying, ADM v. Basic, 
Slashers, and The Primus/Gateway Debate.  Additionally, the Tricoran Saga, starring 
Raf and Cyan Kael concludes.  Price is $12, including postage to anywhere in the U.S. 
and Canada.  Contact Jeanette Jerles, aka Shark, at jej@pacificnet.net, or diplo to 
Mouthpieces in arenas 53, 100, 101, 102 or 105.

Watch this space for information regarding the Winter 98 Immortal Questor, which will 
be first available at the RSI Winter 98 Face to Face.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VEGETIUS unbelievably slew GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
ORANGE PARK was vanquished by KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BLACKER defeated EAGLE in a 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
TEMPE was bested by OSPRY in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
DABNEY was subdued by DROP DEAD DAN in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
FALLSWORTH was vanquished by SCOT TEA in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SAMOA was savagely defeated by MACABRE in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's brawl.
RYANATOR lost to CONDOR in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
KING FISHER was vanquished by JUBILEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SAN JOSE was vanquished by DIGGER DAN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DOODLE DAN executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -   1     68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   9 -   2     64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  29 -   2     59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  14 -   1     56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -   0     55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  20 -   2     51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -   0     50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -   0     41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -   1     40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -   0     31  |

Turn 303 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FALLSWORTH 2427            15   8  0   87 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
PARRY-STRIKE     MACABRE 3213               14   5  1   80 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
BASHING ATTACK   ORANGE PARK 4322           16  15  0   77 HOMES (342)
TOTAL PARRY      VEGETIUS 3340              11   3  1   62 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKER 4445                7   1  1   41 HOMES (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAMOA 4339.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MACABRE 3213.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAMOA 4339, CONDOR 4415, 
BLACKER 4445, EAGLE 4414, DROP DEAD DAN 4436, JUBILEE 4443, DOODLE DAN 4437, TEMPE 
4447, SCOT TEA 4156, and DIGGER DAN 4449.

The least popular fighter this week was SAN JOSE 4441.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KING FISHER 4429, RYANATOR 3462, FALLSWORTH 2427, DABNEY 4452, VEGETIUS 
3340, OSPRY 4413, ORANGE PARK 4322, DIGGER DAN 4449, SCOT TEA 4156, and TEMPE 4447.

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

KOOKABURRA (33-4151) GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

                                TOURNEY PRIZE REMINDER

     This is just to remeind all managers with unused tourney prizes that these prizes 
must be used within six months of the tourney in which the prize was won.  Prizes left 
unused after six months will become invalid.  Please contact Customer Service to use 
your prize as soon as possible.

                                  CENSUS FORM UPDATE

     The Gladiatorial Commission would like to thank all the managers who have been so 
kind as to correct the few mistakes we may have made in noting the races of your 
warriors in our files.  At this point we are beginning to work on the warriors listed 
as "Other" on the census forms, and we would like to issue a reminder that if you have 
a warrior who qualifies as an "Other," please let us know.  In other words, if your 
warrior is a cat, please let us know he's a cat rather than penciling him in as an 
Aruaki--the Temple of Demnat gets very touchy about this sort of thing.  Likewise for 
warriors now classified as golems--if your warrior is a specific type of magical 
construct, summoned spirit, or the like, please provide us with as much detail as 
possible.

                                                  Alarond the Scribe, for the
                                                  Gladiatorial Commission