DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/1998    Duedate: 03/04/1998

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-307

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMOA
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
(33-4339) [20-15-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMOA                          CHUBBY
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)       SNOTZI'S II (361)
(33-4339) [20-15-0,86]         (33-4302) [6-1-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORANGE PARK                    JUBILEE
HOMES (342)                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
(33-4322) [17-18-0,72]         (33-4443) [3-9-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SNOTZI'S II (361)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SNOTZI'S II (361)           61
2. LEGENDS OF YORE (385)       43      OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
3. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)    18      Unchartered Team
4. TOTAL PERRYS (384)          15
5. HOMES (342)                 13      TOTAL PERRYS (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TOTAL PERRYS (384)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1*SNOTZI'S II (361)         8  1 0
 2/ 1*SNOTZI'S II (361)         28   5  2 84.8   2/ 2 HOMES (342)               8  7 0
 3/ 0*LEGENDS OF YORE (385)      3   2  1 60.0   3/ 3 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)  4  4 0
 4/ 2 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      217 178 19 54.9   4/ 4*PAIN CORP (381)           4 11 0
 5/ 3 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343) 112 108  4 50.9   5/ 0*LEGENDS OF YORE (385)     3  2 1
 6/ 4 HOMES (342)              119 134  4 47.0   6/ 6 THE WARBIRDS (377)        3  7 0
 7/ 6 THE WARBIRDS (377)        32  56  3 36.4   7/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       2  2 0
 8/ 5*PAIN CORP (381)            4  11  0 26.7   8/ 0*TOTAL PERRYS (384)        1  0 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 328): PENUMBRA of MY PETS (Zookeeper, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 326): TABOO of CASTLE (? mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 326): FLEA BAG of THE POUND (K-9, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 322): BIG CAT MIZE of POMONA PYTHONS (La Vibora, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 322): MOONJUMPER of PUNNY ANIMALS (Moonjumper, team capt.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 320): JOE of WISH YOU WERE HERE (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 319): GEN SNOOKUMS of SUPERHERO REJECTS (? mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 159): INSANITY!!!!!! of LAW & ORDER!!!! (Shrapnel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 311): MASKED SHREW of SHREW IT CAN BE NOW (? mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 157): PREMYAL OTOKAR of THE STORMGUARDS (the Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 308): JADE of PRECIOUS LADIES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 306): SAMOA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster, mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 150): KRAK EM KIDD of THE CREW (Magic Man, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 299): STIMEY of HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 262): CIMMARON of RAINBOW ABYSS (? mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 134): ERV FLEMMING of EXHALE, INC (Cerebrus, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 129): RUST GOLEM of TRIAL BY COMBAT (Jimbo, mgr.)
                                   the golem of love
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 232): PHOENIX of THE SOULLESS ONES (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 116): RUKUS of CAVALIERS (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 195): SCALES of PUFFER FINS (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 192): THANTOS REZNOR of THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (Ma$e, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 168): THUNDERSTRIKE of THE AVENGERS (Mutt Lange, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 154): BLACK CYCLONE of DARK DUELISTS (Stiletto, mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 139): KHAN SYSE of KHAN KLAVE (Khan Mhan, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 130): SHENDAR RUUL of LUNCH BUNCH (Riffraff, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 64): SILVERHUNTRESS of JUDGEMENT DAY! (The JIMBO, mgr.)
                       NOT the Judge, as was mistakenly reported last time
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 212): AUGUSTUS II of ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 328): RED FURY (? mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 326): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 326): LORDS & LADIES (Gillian the Red, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 322): SUNDAY PRIMETIME (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 322): tie between RAGE and WANKAS
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 320): KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 319): THE MOTHERSHIP II (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 159): GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 311): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 157): THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 308): PULP FICTION (Tarantino, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 306): HOMES (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 150): THE CREW (Magic Man, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 299): HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 262): DEF LEPPARDS (Mutt Lange, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 134): DUKES OF HELL (? mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 129): RECIPE FOR DEATH George, mgr.)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 232): RPG'S (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 116): DESOLATION ANGELS (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 195): SECOND MAR DIV (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 192): KNIGHTS OF NI (The Pope, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 168): BREAKFAST CLUB (Belial, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 154): THE WAMPHYRE (? mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 139): THE RULING CLASS (Travesty, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 130): SYSTEM SHOCK (? mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 64): RESTLESS SHADES (MHC, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 212): THE DEVASTATORS of Chimlevtal (Slobulous, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates:
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 327): JAYMEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 326): TABOO of CASTLE (? mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 325): CLAUDIUS of I, CLAUDIUS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 322): ROSA RUGOSA of PLANT LIFE (? mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 321): RODEO of RAGE (? mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 318): FISHBONE of THE MOTHERSHIP II (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 311): COWBOY of METAL & MEAT (? mgr.)
              (turn 310): SWAN DIVE of LEMMINGS WER US (Landslide, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 157): PREMYSL OTOKAR of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               GINGER ROOT of THE SPICE PACK (Jimbo, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 305): SCOT TEA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
                            FALLSWORTH of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 149): ULF THE SLEDGE of HAIRY THINGS (? mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 298): MANSON of HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.0
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 133): ZIPPER II of RESCUE RANGERS (Rascally Rabbit)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 232): PHOENIX of THE SOULLESS ONES (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  50 SONWOBOUND (turn 116): RUKUS of CAVALIERS (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 195): NO PROTECTION of BAD IDEA (Coeur, mgr.)
                            MOD COD of RHYME TYME (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 192): KENTH of ARCH ANGELS (? mgr.)
                (turn 191): CASSANDRA of WARLORD BRIGADE (Cassius, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 153): FLANK of MYSTERY MEAT (The Butcher, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 130): 3 FISTED RAT BOY of GWAR (Var, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Most new teams do poorly at first.  LEGENDS OF YORE, however, has 
gotten off to a reasonable start at 3-2-1.  Nice job!  Hey everybody, watch out for 
ROLAND, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing BLUDGEON like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was CONDOR, who 
dropped 17 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ZONKER.  Well, 
everybody's pal SAMOA moved its record to 20-15-0 by defeating ORANGE PARK in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 3 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIYTYOLE ISLAND arena.  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad HOMES?  Big bad HOMES.  Big bad 
HOMES.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND's afraid of the big bad HOMES.  Tra la la la la!  And you 
guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause SNOTZI'S II beats feet 
every time HOMES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as BLUDGEON goes 
down under the sword of ROLAND.  Thanks to this, ROLAND now has 22 recognition 
points.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter 
problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the NIYTYOLE ISLAND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMOA 4339                   20  15  0    86       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACABRE 3213                 14   6  1    80       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORANGE PARK 4322             17  18  0    72       HOMES (342)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGETIUS 3340                11   3  1    62       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 CHUBBY 4302                   6   1  1    57       SNOTZI'S II (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZONKER 4337                   6   0  0    56       SNOTZI'S II (361)
 FIRE AT WILL 4305             6   1  1    50       SNOTZI'S II (361)
-RYANATOR 3462                10   2  0    48       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 TEMPE 4447                    5   5  0    43       HOMES (342)
 OSPRY 4413                    8  10  0    37       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 CONDOR 4415                   7  11  2    36       THE WARBIRDS (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 W.T. POOH 4430                3   1  0    31       SNOTZI'S II (361)
 EAGLE 4414                    6  12  0    30       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 JUBILEE 4443                  3   9  0    30       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
 BLACKER 4445                  8   4  1    29       HOMES (342)
 KING FISHER 4429              7   6  1    28       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-ALEC BLACKTHORN 3464          5   4  1    25       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4490                   1   0  1    22       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 DABNEY 4452                   4   3  0    15       HOMES (342)
 PERRY FARRELL 4486            1   0  0    15       TOTAL PERRYS (384)
 VULTURE 4459                  1   1  0    15       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 SAN JOSE 4441                 1  12  0    15       HOMES (342)
 ROBIN HOOD 4492               1   0  0    11       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 ZORRO 4489                    1   0  0     8       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 SCOURGE 4467                  1   2  0     7       PAIN CORP (381)
 CASTIGATE 4469                1   2  0     5       PAIN CORP (381)
 MALAISE 4465                  0   3  0     3       PAIN CORP (381)
 PILLORY 4468                  0   3  0     3       PAIN CORP (381)
 LITTLE JOHN 4491              0   1  0     1       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 ODYSSEUS 4488                 0   1  0     1       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 WYRM 4493                     0   1  0     1       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUDGEON 4466          2  1 0 PAIN CORP 381         ROLAND 4490           307         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     All -- Sorry that I was unable to provide some of my illumnating comments for you 
     last cycle, but things have been a bit hectic... in my life.  Not here on 
     Niatoli. -- Terreg

     Gods, no dead at ALL?  You didn't have to cease killing each other, you know.  In 
     fact, I would recommend it--clear the ground a little. -- Arenamaster Kaghal
     P.S.  Haven't I said this before?

     Scot Tea and Fallsworth -- You are, by the declaration of Sheila Greywand, 
     entitled to land here on Niatoli.  Sheila Greywand HAS no land here on Niatoli, 
     and probably has no idea how SMALL this island is.  Where does she think I'm 
     going to get `lands' for every Tom, Dick, and Hairy who graduates from this 
     benighted sandspit?  Still, if you really want a little Niatolian soil to call 
     your own (above and beyond what clings inescapably to one's boots after a brief 
     walk down our main street), come by my office and I'll show you the list.  It 
     isn't particularly inspiring, but this is, after all, Niatoli. -- Arenamaster 
     Kaghal

2/5/98
Does anyone have a favorites potion or a style switch prize that they are willing to 
part with?  I'm willing to pay top dollar.  If so contact me (Papaiz) at DM 26, 
Warckers(362).

2/10/98
My name is ANKOS, a mad Frenchie.  I just want to know if someone knows a French 
manager who's already playing to DM?  If yes, in which arenas?  Thank for your 
response.  You can contact me by email at yraleh@usa.net

2/19/98
                                   !!!IMPORTANT!!!
The correct phone number for the hotel for the Summer FTF is 1-803-771-7000.  We 
apologise for the error.  The hotel only takes reservations on weekdays, so be sure to 
call Mon.-Fri.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHUBBY devastated OSPRY in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
W.T. POOH subdued KING FISHER in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
ZONKER demolished CONDOR in a 2 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
MALAISE was outwaited by SAN JOSE in a 14 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fight.
SAMOA won victory over ORANGE PARK in a exciting 1 minute bloody master's Title fight.
FIRE AT WILL handily defeated BLACKER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEMPE viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
EAGLE was savagely defeated by JUBILEE in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
DABNEY outlasted PILLORY in a dull 10 minute match.
VULTURE beat SCOURGE in a 5 minute novice's fight.
CASTIGATE was subdued by ROBIN HOOD in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
BLUDGEON was butchered by ROLAND in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PERRY FARRELL bested WYRM in a 2 minute bout.
ODYSSEUS was overcome by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
ZORRO won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
LITTLE JOHN lost to EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -   1     67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -   0     64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  24 -   0     56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -   1     56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -   1     55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -   0     54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -   0     53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -   1     52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -   0     50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -   0     29  |

Turn 307 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SAMOA 4339                 20  15  0   86 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHUBBY 4302                 6   1  1   57 SNOTZI'S II (361)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONKER 4337                 6   0  0   56 SNOTZI'S II (361)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ORANGE PARK 4322.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JUBILEE 4443.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEMPE 4447, PERRY 
FARRELL 4486, CHUBBY 4302, KING FISHER 4429, ZONKER 4337, SCOURGE 4467, SAMOA 4339, 
ORANGE PARK 4322, EAGLE 4414, and ROBIN HOOD 4492.

The least popular fighter this week was SAN JOSE 4441.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MALAISE 4465, PILLORY 4468, DABNEY 4452, VULTURE 4459, ODYSSEUS 4488, 
WYRM 4493, BLUDGEON 4466, CASTIGATE 4469, BLACKER 4445, and OSPRY 4413.

                                 FACE-TO-FACE XXI

     Our next Face-to-Face will be held on 24-26 July 1998, Friday through Sunday, at 
the Adam's Mark Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina (1200 Hampton St.).  Room rates are 
$80.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms are blocked, so you can call to reserve 
your room (tell them you're with the Reality Simulations convention).  Their phone 
number is 800-771-7000.  Our room block will be released on 2 July, so reserve your 
room now.
     There is a free hourly shuttle to the airport, as well as free covered parking.  
The hotel is located in the downtown area.  There is a health club with indoor pool 
and jacuzzi (I'm still trying to find out if there is a volleyball court for Sandy) as 
well as a sports bar and restaurant attached to the hotel.  Look for transportation 
info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
May/early June. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff