DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 01/14/2004 Duedate: 01/27/2004 MURSKA ARENA DM-35 TURN-454 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BRAN AP CADAL CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) (35-3713) [20-17-1,89] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BRAN AP CADAL SPARHAWK CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) STRONGHOLD (282) (35-3713) [20-17-1,89] (35-2927) [4-3-0,33] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite GWALCHMAI MELGWYN CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) (35-3749) [14-7-3,58] (35-3804) [1-4-0,7] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM STRONGHOLD (282) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. STRONGHOLD (282) 72 2. FERROUS MEN (11) 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 3. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -5 Unchartered Team STRONGHOLD (282) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 3 FERROUS MEN (11) 91 85 5 51.7 1/ 4*STRONGHOLD (282) 8 4 1 2/ 5*STRONGHOLD (282) 10 11 2 47.6 2/ 2 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 6 9 1 3/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 414 632 18 39.6 3- 1 FERROUS MEN (11) 5 0 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report. Sit back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis. We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on. STRONGHOLD now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it. Coming up with a solid 5-0-1 outing, STRONGHOLD has advanced 3 places in the rankings. Hey everybody, watch out for DEATH DEALER, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. BRANGWYN lost to KAN'SHI and drops 12 points. Try as hard as the FERROUS MEN stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) IRON-HIDE before this week's fights. It's a proud day for the CHILDREN OF LLYR stable, as their warrior, BRAN AP CADAL, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. 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. And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid FERROUS MEN, please raise you hand. Wow. Does MURSKA really have that many liars? Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch STRONGHOLD's act in the arena. Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from FERROUS MEN. Well just about everybody wants a piece of BRANGWYN, who was this week's most challenged warrior. Death is kind of like a new puppy: he's always around wanting to play. (Ha Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?). Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. Well, there's the manager of the MURSKA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?). Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BRAN AP CADAL 3713 20 17 1 89 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -IRON-HIDE 286 19 15 2 122 FERROUS MEN (11) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -IRONMONGER 1022 11 7 0 66 FERROUS MEN (11) GWALCHMAI 3749 14 7 3 58 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MONA FERRULE 1041 10 6 0 55 FERROUS MEN (11) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPARHAWK 2927 4 3 0 33 STRONGHOLD (282) KAN'SHI 3802 2 1 0 28 STRONGHOLD (282) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEATH DEALER 3820 1 0 1 21 STRONGHOLD (282) -LORD FERRIC 1181 1 2 0 16 FERROUS MEN (11) -LADY FERRIC 1180 1 2 0 15 FERROUS MEN (11) OISAN 3794 2 8 0 14 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) RIPPER 3819 1 0 0 13 STRONGHOLD (282) BRANGWYN 3793 1 9 0 12 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) STEEL AFFLICTION 3821 1 0 0 9 STRONGHOLD (282) MELGWYN 3804 1 4 0 7 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5 0 1 0 1 DEATH DEALER 3820 454 NONE PERSONAL ADS Sparhawk -- I don't know what you usually hunt, rabbits or pigeons or whatever, but I'm not one! Really. -- Melgwyn Kan'Shi -- Or as the saying goes, can't she? The jury's still out on that. -- Oisan Iron-Hide -- You looked mean and tough, and I didn't see anything to gain by standing there being hit a lot. -- Bran ap Cadal Ironmonger -- Amazing. I didn't know people used that thing. -- Gwalchmai Pah. -- Brangwin Osian -- You kind of look like a hawk. :) -- Sparhawks All -- Greetings all, I have come to fight in this great city. I look forward to meeting you all on the sands. -- Silver Stroke, mgr. Stronghold P.S. I also have a team in 32, whoever asked me this early last newsletter. Sorry, have been busy. 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 KAN'SHI devastated BRANGWYN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. SPARHAWK vanquished OISAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. BRAN AP CADAL demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight. GWALCHMAI devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest. MELGWYN was subdued by STEEL AFFLICTION in a 3 minute amateur's competition. RIPPER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match. DEATH DEALER easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 16 - 6 - 2 73 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 AIMED BLOW 4 - 2 - 1 67 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 - 1 67 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 22 - 14 - 0 61 | |AIMED BLOW 0 LUNGING ATTACK 18 - 13 - 1 58 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 4 - 15 - 1 21 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 9 - 0 18 | Turn 454 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 2 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 PARRY-STRIKE WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK BRAN AP CADAL 3713 20 17 1 89 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) WALL OF STEEL GWALCHMAI 3749 14 7 3 58 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is GWALCHMAI 3749. The most popular warrior this turn was MELGWYN 3804. The ten other most popular fighters were KAN'SHI 3802, STEEL AFFLICTION 3821, SPARHAWK 2927, BRAN AP CADAL 3713, GWALCHMAI 3749, RIPPER 3819, DEATH DEALER 3820, BRANGWYN 3793, OISAN 3794, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was OISAN 3794. The other ten least popular fighters were BRANGWYN 3793, DEATH DEALER 3820, RIPPER 3819, GWALCHMAI 3749, BRAN AP CADAL 3713, SPARHAWK 2927, STEEL AFFLICTION 3821, KAN'SHI 3802, MELGWYN 3804, and 0.