DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/1998    Duedate: 01/21/1998

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCOT TEA
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
(33-4156) [22-23-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCOT TEA                       FIRE AT WILL
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)       SNOTZI'S II (361)
(33-4156) [22-23-0,112]        (33-4305) [5-0-1,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAMOA                          JUBILEE
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
(33-4339) [18-14-0,68]         (33-4443) [2-7-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SNOTZI'S II (361)           46
2. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)     5      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
3. I'M DAN, MAN (378)           0      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARBIRDS (377)           0
5. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)          0      SNOTZI'S II (361)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SNOTZI'S II (361)         20   4  2 83.3   1/ 1 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)  9  3 0
 2- 1*I'M DAN, MAN (378)        10   4  1 71.4   2- 2*I'M DAN, MAN (378)        7  1 1
 3- 2 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      215 176 19 55.0   3/ 0*SNOTZI'S II (361)         5  0 0
 4/ 3 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343) 108 104  4 50.9   4- 3 THE WARBIRDS (377)        4  5 0
 5/ 4 HOMES (342)              111 127  4 46.6   5- 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       3  2 1
 6- 5 THE WARBIRDS (377)        29  49  3 37.2   6/ 4 HOMES (342)               3 12 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 325): ASPARAGUS of MY PETS (Zookeeper, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 323): TABOO of CASTLE (? mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 324): CLAUDIUS of I, CLAUDIUS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 319): HARDWIRE of EUROSOLO (Masque, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 320): FOOL'S GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 318): ARAGOON of KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 317): WIDOW'S KISS of DARE TO DREAM (Nightmare, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 158): BARB C.S. GODDESS of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 309): MASKED SHREW of SHREW IT CAN BE NOW (? mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 156): PREMYAL OTOKAR of THE STORMGUARDS (the Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 305): FRANKLIN PIERCE of THE PRESIDENTS (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIYTYOLE (turn 303): SCOT TEA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 149): KRAK EM KIDD of THE CREW (Magic Man, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 296): MANSON of HELL HOUNDS (? mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 260): PETE WILLIS of DEF LEPPARDS (Mutt Lange, 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 230): MACBETH of STORIES (? mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 114): KALANDRA of DARK SIDHE (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 192): SCALES of PUFFER FINS (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 189): MAX of PITT GLADIATORS (? mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 165): NAX of BRAND X (Rabah Kal, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 151): XANGO OF A.N.G.O. (? mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 137): KHAN VULSS of KHAN KLAVE (Khan Man, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 127): PARADOX of KILLING MOON (Boss Rat, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 63): SILVERHUNTRESS of JUDGEMENT DAY! (The Judge, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 210): AUGUSTUS II of ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 325): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 323): ROTFANG GOBLINZ (Stinkeye'd Dag, mgr.)
                                               or Khan Man
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 324): THE ELEMENTS (Chemist, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 319): THE CUTTING EDGE (Lazer, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 320): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 318): KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 317): PSYCHOMECH (Dr. Von Flensing, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 158): THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 309): THE TAKEN (Dominator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 156): THE CANUCKS (? mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 305): PRECIOUS LADIES (Soultaker? mgr.)
 DM  33 NIYTYOLE (turn 303): GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster, mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 149): THE CREW (Magic Man, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 296): HELL HOUNDS (? mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 260): DEF LEPPARDS (Mutt Lange, 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 230): RPG'S (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 114): tie between OPEN SESAME and DARK SIDHE
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 192): SECOND MAR DIV (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 189): WARLORD BRIGADE (Cassius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 165): BLACKNESS (? mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 151): CREAM PUFFS (? mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 137): THE RULING CLASS (Travesty, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 127): MEAT SANDWICH (? mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 63): RESTLESS SHADES (? mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 210): EXCALIBUR of Lapur (? mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates:
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 325): WILLY LIV of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis, mgr.)
                          ASPARAGUS of MY PETS (Zookeeper, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 323): ANGUS of MACEWANS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 319): LARD LAD of SUNDAY PRIMETIME (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 320): FOOL'S GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 318): ARAGOON of KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 309): BAUXITE BURNISHER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 308): JAZI of THE TAKEN (Dominator, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 302): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 149): ULF THE SLEDGE of HAIRY THINGS (? 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  64 KURUKAR (turn 151): XANGO of A.N.G.O. (? mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 127): PARADOX of KILLING MOON (Boss Rat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of NIYTYOLE ISLAND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  FIRE AT WILL caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BLACKER and was awarded 
17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FIRE AT WILL put 
down BLACKER, causing it to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has SCOT TEA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
it's proven its combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that 
the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?  
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 SCOT TEA 4156                22  23  0   112       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  16  0    79       HOMES (342)
 SAMOA 4339                   18  14  0    68       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                  
 FIRE AT WILL 4305             5   0  1    50       SNOTZI'S II (361)
-RYANATOR 3462                10   2  0    48       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 VOO MIT 4304                  5   0  0    47       SNOTZI'S II (361)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUBILEE 4443                  2   7  0    33       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAGLE 4414                    6  10  0    32       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 CHUBBY 4302                   4   1  1    32       SNOTZI'S II (361)
-OSPRY 4413                    7   9  0    31       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-DOODLE DAN 4437               3   0  1    31       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
-DIGGER DAN 4449               3   0  0    29       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
 BLACKER 4445                  7   2  1    28       HOMES (342)
 ZONKER 4337                   4   0  0    26       SNOTZI'S II (361)
-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   4  0    17       HOMES (342)
 W.T. POOH 4430                1   1  0    10       SNOTZI'S II (361)
 SAN JOSE 4441                 0  10  0    10       HOMES (342)
 DABNEY 4452                   1   3  0     6       HOMES (342)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Hoffa or Shoto or whatever your name is -- Keep a better control over your 
     warriors!  I can't afford to be constantly replacing Embezzling Scribes and the 
     like.  Do you think standby fighters grow on trees?  I actually have to import 
     them!  This is extremely expensive, and you may expect to receive the bill. -- 
     Arenamaster Kaghal

     Dameon Darkheart -- You are lucky it was a Dark Arena warrior that Vegetius 
     killed.  THOSE, I can get resurrected, although even that isn't free.  Your bill 
     will be smaller.  But I congratulate Vegetius on the win. It isn't everybody who 
     can defeat a High Elf. -- Arenamaster Kaghal 
     P.S.  Gerelin is a renegade Monuntialese elf, in case you wanted to know.

     Orange Park -- Good advice, but how many of these lazy warriors are likely to 
     take it?  They sit around the taverns for ten or twelve days, then rush into the 
     gym and try to make up for lost time...  "Quick," they say, "I've got a fight in 
     two days, and I need to work on my parry!"  Tcha!  A bunch of slackers, that's 
     what they are. -- Arenamaster Kaghal

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

TEMPE was bested by JUBILEE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SCOT TEA slimly won victory over ORANGE PARK in a 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
SAMOA was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
VOO MIT devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLACKER was demolished by FIRE AT WILL in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
CHUBBY overpowered SAN JOSE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ZONKER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
W.T. POOH outwaited DABNEY in a crowd boring 13 minute gruesome beginner's 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        12 -   5 -   1     71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  11 -   1     62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   9 -   2     61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  27 -   1     58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -   1     56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -   0     50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -   0     50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  17 -   1     48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -   0     44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  10 -   0     23  |

Turn 304 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SAMOA 4339                 18  14  0   68 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
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 
JUBILEE 4443.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEMPE 4447, ORANGE PARK 4322, 
SCOT TEA 4156, VOO MIT 4304, FIRE AT WILL 4305, CHUBBY 4302, ZONKER 4337, BLACKER 
4445, SAMOA 4339, and SAN JOSE 4441.

The least popular fighter this week was W.T. POOH 4430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DABNEY 4452, SAN JOSE 4441, SAMOA 4339, BLACKER 4445, ZONKER 4337, 
CHUBBY 4302, FIRE AT WILL 4305, VOO MIT 4304, SCOT TEA 4156, and ORANGE PARK 4322.