DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2004    Duedate: 01/28/2004

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-461

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KEOKOTAH
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6471) [16-11-2,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEOKOTAH                       DARTMAN
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-6471) [16-11-2,139]        (33-7161) [5-3-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OLD MAJOR                      DARTMAN
PIG BATTALION (226)            COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-3149) [17-15-0,108]        (33-7161) [5-3-1,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       55
2. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         19      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. PIG BATTALION (226)         15      Unchartered Team
4. PETS ON FIRE (573)           2
5. WILLY WONKA INC. (550)       0      COLGATE DAYS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*COLGATE DAYS (594)         6   3  1 66.7   1/ 1 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       128  77  8 62.4   2/ 3 PIG BATTALION (226)       6  4 1
 3/ 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     98  83 11 54.1   3- 2 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    5  1 1
 4/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      324 292 29 52.6   4/ 7 PETS ON FIRE (573)        4  1 0
 5/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      65  59 13 52.4   5/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    4  6 0
 6/ 6 FOOD FIGHT (10)          141 133  5 51.5   6/11 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     3  2 1
 7/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      115 113  4 50.4   7/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      3  6 1
 8/ 9 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   122 124  3 49.6   8/ 5*COLGATE DAYS (594)        2  1 0
 9/12 PIG BATTALION (226)       73  87  5 45.6   9/ 9 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       2  4 0
10-13 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)   104 141  6 42.4  10/12 FOOD FIGHT (10)           0  1 0
11- 0 THE BLACK GUARD (596)      6  18  1 25.0  11- 0 THE BLACK GUARD (596)     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.

     Just checking in on my favorite island in the land of Duelmasters and noticed
that Roulette Hammer has ascended to the View at the Top of our beloved Niytyole
Island.
     I send everyone greetings from my favorite island in the Philippines, namely
Cebu.
     Will have to continue running Roulette Hammer on maintenance until I return to
Qatar in the Middle East and then check on my new rollups and get them competing in
the Hammer Run for the Rollups.
     May the New Year prove to be the best ever for all of you wherever you may be!
-- Hammer

     The View from the Top is a GREAT EXPERIENCE and even GREATER HONOR to be crowned
the reigning Duelmistress while Hammer went off and got himself married overseas.  He
can check in next week and find out if we have to submit another Duelmaster Column
for the next newsletter.  Catch me if you can! -- Roulette Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in NIYTYOLE ISLAND this turn, and 
let's start with a look at some of the teams.  SACKETT'S & CO. stable has parlayed 
this turn's 2-0-1 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 6th 
place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, HEY, ZEUS! fought JOE FRIDAY and gained 13 
points and contributed to WHEN DOGMA FAILS' 3-2-0.  DA SPINS has lost to LONIGAN, 
falling 10 points, while helping make JOYS OF BOOZE a 0-2-0 turn.  KEOKOTAH 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone CASINO HAMMERZ's 
warrior.  Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, somebody will), but our 
Duelmaster, ROULETTE HAMMER, has died, and KEOKOTAH has killed her.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Don't Drop Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  CASINO HAMMERZ has cause to stand tall, as 
they were NIYTYOLE ISLAND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided CASINO HAMMERZ stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was OBSIDIAN HALL.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
PETS ON FIRE's warrior PUT OUT THE CAT.  More fighters challenged her than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, SPRYTE from OBSIDIAN HALL challenged up 24 
points to fight LIGHT DA' PYRE from the WHEN DOGMA FAILS stable.  SPRYTE perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he subdued LIGHT DA' PYRE and ended up with 104 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEOKOTAH 6471                16  11  2   139       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD MAJOR 3149               17  15  0   108       PIG BATTALION (226)
 SPRYTE 7101                   9   9  1   104       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         20   9  1   103       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          23  23  0    98       FOOD FIGHT (10)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDORA 6898                 14  13  2    82       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063          10   7  1    81       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           13  12  0    75       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 DIGITALIS 6862               16  16  1    68       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONIGAN 7022                  6   6  1    62       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           5   9  1    62       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  7   7  1    61       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902         11   0  0    59       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        8  10  1    58       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068              10   7  0    57       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        8  10  3    56       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 DARTMAN 7161                  5   3  1    47       COLGATE DAYS (594)
-CATLOW 6990                   8   5  1    44       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               6   4  1    42       PIG BATTALION (226)
 DA SPINS 7011                 7   9  1    41       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 STUPOR 7094                   8   9  0    37       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 HAROLD O'DOOM 7176            4   2  1    36       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINCH 7133                   4   1  1    33       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              3   4  0    33       PIG BATTALION (226)
-FICKLEBERRY 7165              2   5  1    29       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 IRON CHEF 6925                7   3  0    24       FOOD FIGHT (10)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZULOK THE SHADOW 7195         4   4  1    17       THE BLACK GUARD (596)
-JUNK PILE 7178                1   1  0    15       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 PIGGY 7175                    2   3  0    11       PIG BATTALION (226)
 HAMTON 7174                   1   4  0     7       PIG BATTALION (226)
-DAVE GAGNON 7158              1   0  0     7       COLGATE DAYS (594)
-AMASTASIA 7197                1   3  0     6       THE BLACK GUARD (596)
-CHOKECHERRY 7181              0   1  0     1       FOOD FIGHT (10)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  13  5 4 CASINO HAMMERZ 576    KEOKOTAH 6471         461         
BLACK MARGOT 7153      3  7 0 OBSIDIAN HALL 192     SPYMASTER 242         461 NONE    
ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792     11  9 1 PETS ON FIRE 573      POKER FACE HAMME 7057 458 JUST REV
BOOM CHICKEN BOO 6798 17 14 0 PETS ON FIRE 573      ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  460         
PERISH DA THOUGH 7177  2  3 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  SHEWISH GIANT 241     461 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Hammer and his gladiator Roulette Hammer for winning the FID
contest and likely LU stylemaster! -- D. Darkheart

Also, a hearty BOOOOOO to the remainder of the Challenger Champions class for staying
home and costing Spryte his shot!

Kung-Fu Master -- Looks like my squad did a number on you.  Perhaps it should be back
to the temple with you! -- D. Darkheart

Charlie Bucket -- Now that was grossly unfair!  The sun was in my eyes!  I had sand
in my armor!  I, I, I, oh hell, never mind! -- Digitalis

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

BLACK MARGOT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PERISH DA THOUGHT was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PUT OUT THE CAT demolished POKER FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
KEOKOTAH assassinated ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
SPRYTE devastated LIGHT DA' PYRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
LONIGAN overpowered DA SPINS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
DARTMAN was defeated by LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee.
OLD MAJOR vanquished PANDORA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRUDGEBRINGER won victory over MYRIKLE in a 2 minute gory fight.
DIGITALIS overpowered STUPOR in a popular 3 minute brutal one-sided melee.
JOE FRIDAY was savagely defeated by HEY, ZEUS! in a 2 minute competition.
HAROLD O'DOOM demolished PIGGY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRON CHEF was narrowly defeated by LUFTSCHWEIN in a 3 minute bloody conflict.
HAMTON was defeated by FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  16 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  43 -  8      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  21 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  19 -  2      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 461 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KEOKOTAH 6471              16  11  2  139 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
PARRY-LUNGE      OLD MAJOR 3149             17  15  0  108 PIG BATTALION (226)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUT OUT THE CAT 6793       20   9  1  103 PETS ON FIRE (573)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         13  12  0   75 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEY, ZEUS! 7068            10   7  0   57 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OLD MAJOR 3149.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARTMAN 7161.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEY, ZEUS! 7068, 
DIGITALIS 6862, GRUDGEBRINGER 6999, LONIGAN 7022, OLD MAJOR 3149, PUT OUT THE CAT 
6793, KEOKOTAH 6471, LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043, HAROLD O'DOOM 7176, and HAMTON 7174.

The least popular fighter this week was PIGGY 7175.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STUPOR 7094, MYRIKLE 7128, PANDORA 6898, DA SPINS 7011, LIGHT DA' PYRE 
7063, ROULETTE HAMMER 7044, LUFTSCHWEIN 7154, IRON CHEF 6925, JOE FRIDAY 7130, and 
POKER FACE HAMMER 7057.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

OLD MAJOR (33-3149) PIG BATTALION (226)