DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 07/16/2003 Duedate: 07/29/2003 MURSKA ARENA DM-35 TURN-441 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BRIGIT CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) (35-3718) [16-7-0,106] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BRIGIT SOLOMON GRUNDY CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) COMIC MAYHEM (350) (35-3718) [16-7-0,106] (35-3757) [2-0-0,17] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite BRAN AP CADAL GWALCHMAI CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) (35-3713) [17-7-1,84] (35-3749) [7-1-1,51] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. COMIC MAYHEM (350) 59 2. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 21 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 3. TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM (351) 0 Unchartered Team 4. THE BEARS (253) 0 5. VITAL BRAWL (332) 0 COMIC MAYHEM (350) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 5*COMIC MAYHEM (350) 6 4 0 60.0 1/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 10 1 0 2- 1*TENN. CLOVER BOTTO (351) 3 2 1 60.0 2/ 3*COMIC MAYHEM (350) 6 4 0 3- 2 THE BEARS (253) 288 222 17 56.5 3- 2*TENN. CLOVER BOTTO (351) 3 2 1 4- 3*VITAL BRAWL (332) 5 5 0 50.0 4- 4 THE BEARS (253) 2 2 0 5/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 398 592 16 40.2 5- 5*VITAL BRAWL (332) 0 2 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. Convicted Assassin? I fight a damned CRIMINAL let out of the city's dungeons for the purpose, and THAT ignoble, inevitable victory gives me the title of Duelmaster? What is Murska coming to, anyway? Brigit SPY REPORT So why do I have this bag over my head? Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and I'm going to give you a spy report!. Hey everybody, watch out for TEMP WARRIOR, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon. Keep your eye on this beast. Our battling duelmaster BRIGIT has managed to hold the title, fending off VENOMOUS CONCUBINE's none too subtle advances. Better luck next time, MURSKA. Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff? Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the MURSKA arena. Did you hear that TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM was most avoided team this week? Well, knowing the personal hygiene of TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM's warriors, I'm not surprised! Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch COMIC MAYHEM's act in the arena. Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM. Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day drinking to their memory. Better tanked than dead! Here's some advice: warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle. Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in MURSKA have no sense of humor. Or maybe that they were senseless. Well, there goes another Spy Report. Good luck in next week's fights. Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos). Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BRIGIT 3718 16 7 0 106 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BRAN AP CADAL 3713 17 7 1 84 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -KING BEAR 3629 8 4 1 70 THE BEARS (253) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DINGO 3716 7 5 0 60 THE BEARS (253) -NOMAR ELS 3272 6 5 1 59 EASTERN HORDE (313) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CRUEL THUNDER 3306 4 5 0 52 EASTERN HORDE (313) GWALCHMAI 3749 7 1 1 51 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -MOUNTAIN QUAM 3327 4 1 0 34 EASTERN HORDE (313) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HUNTERSTOCK 3667 2 4 0 30 VITAL BRAWL (332) -SAGE 3495 2 0 0 26 VITAL BRAWL (332) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SOLOMON GRUNDY 3757 2 0 0 17 COMIC MAYHEM (350) PLASTIC MAN 3761 2 0 0 16 COMIC MAYHEM (350) -WARM SESSION 3763 1 0 0 15 TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM (351) TEMP WARRIOR 3780 1 0 0 15 COMIC MAYHEM (350) -JACKSON 3766 1 0 1 14 TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM (351) -TRUXTON 3764 1 0 0 13 TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM (351) RAI 3778 1 0 0 13 COMIC MAYHEM (350) -SHINER 3499 1 1 0 8 VITAL BRAWL (332) -PLOUGHBOY 3762 0 1 0 1 TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM (351) -BASE POLTROON 3765 0 1 0 1 TENN. CLOVER BOTTOM (351) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DA1 3779 0 1 0 COMIC MAYHEM 350 DARK CHAMPION 24 441 NONE PERSONAL ADS Jorja -- Hello! Thought I would make a regular speed arena a stop to do some experiments. I'm also looking for a suitable location for the next Cartel contest. I like to revive dead arenas. Hope you don't mind me dropping in. -- Master Darque, mgr. Comic Mayhem King Bear -- Good try, brother-in-arms, but I guess it just wasn't meant. Maybe you can beat Brigit, who's only a girl, after all. -- Finn I should share the title with Brigit, since I also beat the Convicted Assassin. -- Bran ap Cadal I captured an Orc, and now he won't go away. What do you feed Orcs? -- Gwalchmai Captured Orc Food, of course. It's wily stuff and harder to capture than the Orcs though. I understand they eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches too. -- Ed. 26 June 2003 STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!! It's here. Well, almost here anyway. We're looking at a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In. This should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules and prep accordingly. So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named): 1. Each T#%S team consists of two managers. After the tourney starts, there will be no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely. T#%S IV will last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so. The only team I know of so far is last TOGS winners: Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood Related/Thieves Guild. Hey, this is fun! 2. The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager. This means 4 setups per T#%S team. This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions being made. This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides to back out early. To pay the entry fee either: a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at: Andy Salveson 6812 Romanzo Way Elk Grove, CA 95758 b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates. Sorry, no credit cards and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted. 3. T#%S point system: 10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior. 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior. 7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge. 7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior. 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior. 4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior. Do not fight your team mate, you will not get any points. Also, you will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you. 10 points for being the Duelmaster. This is in addition to all points listed above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly. 5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be completely firm on this. In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related. I will be the sole judge of this. If you're unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me. I reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized. -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one personal ad. -5 points for being the team that avoided the most. If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points structure. The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no points given for being the most avoided team. 4. I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns. There will not be a Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations. I will still be doing the multipliers at the end, however. This means that all points accumulated by a team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2. 5. Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know. There will be prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a given turn. Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and then to the team with most overall points. I have asked RSI for the same prizes as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with. I haven't decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3 teams at the end. I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know more. 6. And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise. Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how it is. 7. M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals): I reserve the right to disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat mouth about everything. I think that pretty much covers it. I will be accepting team entries as of now and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees. Please feel free to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com. So everyone don your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short. See ya'll there! -- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS DA1 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. BRIGIT devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title duel. BRAN AP CADAL demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight. GWALCHMAI viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute gory contest. PLASTIC MAN overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a unpopular 6 minute mismatched match. SOLOMON GRUNDY won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's fight. RAI overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. TEMP WARRIOR luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute beginner's melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 3 - 0 - 0 100 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 5 - 1 71 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 LUNGING ATTACK 26 - 12 - 2 68 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 8 - 6 - 0 57 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 3 - 1 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 14 - 0 39 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 441 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: AIMED BLOW 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 4 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW BRIGIT 3718 16 7 0 106 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) LUNGING ATTACK BRAN AP CADAL 3713 17 7 1 84 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) WALL OF STEEL GWALCHMAI 3749 7 1 1 51 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is BRAN AP CADAL 3713. The most popular warrior this turn was GWALCHMAI 3749. The ten other most popular fighters were BRIGIT 3718, BRAN AP CADAL 3713, RAI 3778, SOLOMON GRUNDY 3757, DA1 3779, TEMP WARRIOR 3780, PLASTIC MAN 3761, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was PLASTIC MAN 3761. The other ten least popular fighters were TEMP WARRIOR 3780, DA1 3779, SOLOMON GRUNDY 3757, RAI 3778, BRAN AP CADAL 3713, BRIGIT 3718, GWALCHMAI 3749, 0, 0, and 0.