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.