DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2003    Duedate: 08/20/2003

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-436

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDIE
BABES (416)
(36-5723) [12-9-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDIE                        SHIAVONA
BABES (416)                    ERRATA (490)
(36-5723) [12-9-0,100]         (36-5409) [4-2-1,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDIE                        SEVERED LIMB
BABES (416)                    EVER AFTER (508)
(36-5723) [12-9-0,100]         (36-5748) [3-0-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BABES (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SECTION HATE (491)          38
2. BABES (416)                 26      ACT OF MALICE (257)
3. ERRATA (490)                25      Unchartered Team
4. EVER AFTER (508)            18
5. ILL STRATEGY (478)          18      EVER AFTER (508)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*EVER AFTER (508)           8   3  2 72.7   1- 1 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  7  3 2
 2- 1*QUEBEC (461)               8   4  0 66.7   2- 2 IRON TIGERS (484)         5  4 2
 3- 2 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     29  19  5 60.4   3/12 BABES (416)               5  7 0
 4/ 3 ACT OF MALICE (257)       87  69  9 55.8   4/ 0 SECTION HATE (491)        5 10 1
 5- 4 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)     214 180 34 54.3   5/11*ERRATA (490)              4  5 0
 6- 5 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  28  24  6 53.8   6/10 ACT OF MALICE (257)       3  1 1
 7/ 6 BABES (416)              185 161  6 53.5   7- 3 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)      3  1 1
 8- 7 WOLF PACK (423)          146 129  9 53.1   8- 5 UNKNOWNS (287)            3  2 0
 9- 9*KARNIVORZ (455)            8   8  0 50.0   9- 4 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     3  2 0
10-10 UNKNOWNS (287)           184 199 16 48.0  10/ 0*EVER AFTER (508)          2  1 0
11-11 IRON TIGERS (484)         84 115 13 42.2  11- 9*QUEBEC (461)              2  2 0
12/ 0*ILL STRATEGY (478)         4   6  0 40.0  12- 8*KARNIVORZ (455)           1  1 0
13/13*ERRATA (490)              13  20  1 39.4  13/ 0*ILL STRATEGY (478)        1  1 0
14/ 0*DEVIL'S REQUIEM (433)     13  21  0 38.2  14/ 0*DEVIL'S REQUIEM (433)     0  4 0
15/ 0 SECTION HATE (491)        70 114 10 38.0  15-13 WOLF PACK (423)           0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JHANS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, LITTLE GIRLS LIKE..., since 
BABES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
BLIND HYPOCRISY, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 5 in the 
rankings?  BABES turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this 
turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see THE MAESTRO win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, THE MAESTRO beat MICHAEL and MICHAEL lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, M. THRASHER has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as BLONDIE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  ERRATA was the most avoided team?  
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was ACT OF MALICE.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, AXION was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have FULL METAL PYLE in a 
challenge, going down 8 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought FULL METAL PYLE 
showed great skill and promise when he killed SUDDEN PLAGUE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for JHANS' 
morgue.  More variety.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was SUDDEN PLAGUE of ACT OF 
MALICE this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as have a belly laugh.  Heh 
heh.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these 
kinds of weapons?   
     What does the JHANS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of JHANS.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDIE 5723                 12   9  0   100       BABES (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M. THRASHER 5312             14   5  1   100       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZANTARA 5853                  9  10  0    85       IRON TIGERS (484)
-KNOCKED UP! 5837              9   1  0    82       UNKNOWNS (287)
-GHETTO KING 5180             11  12  1    75       WOLF PACK (423)
-TARGEN 5783                  12  12  2    72       IRON TIGERS (484)
-MANICOUAGAN 4966              7   1  0    71       QUEBEC (461)
-CANIS LUPUS 5716              8   7  0    68       WOLF PACK (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HALO 14 5711                  9   7  1    62       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINK BEAR 5883                7   4  0    55       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 KATHLEEN 5865                10   5  0    52       BABES (416)
-BUCKET HEAD 5311              7   8  1    50       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
-PONGLENUS 5838                7   5  1    47       UNKNOWNS (287)
-BROKEN MIRROR 5849            5   4  0    40       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
-CONCRETE 5846                 9   1  0    39       UNKNOWNS (287)
 FULL METAL PYLE 5897          5   3  1    38       SECTION HATE (491)
-MAZRIM 5911                   4   0  0    38       IRON TIGERS (484)
 SHIAVONA 5409                 4   2  1    37       ERRATA (490)
-TROJAN MAN 5710               5   2  2    35       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
-YASMIN OF BRATZ 5909          4   0  2    35       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 HURRICANE 5747                3   0  2    34       EVER AFTER (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVERED LIMB 5748             3   0  0    34       EVER AFTER (508)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALADUR THAN 5860             5   1  1    32       ACT OF MALICE (257)
 FINGER LICKIN GOOD 5240       2   3  0    29       ILL STRATEGY (478)
 THE MAESTRO 5239              2   3  0    28       ILL STRATEGY (478)
 PALADIN 5410                  4   3  0    27       ERRATA (490)
-STARK 5905                    3   2  1    27       IRON TIGERS (484)
-SPEKTER 4921                  3   2  0    26       KARNIVORZ (455)
-BLANKEE 5882                  6   5  2    25       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 CURTIS JAMES 5750             2   1  0    25       EVER AFTER (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHLOE OF BRATZ 5922           2   0  0    23       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
-DITTLENICK 5856               6   3  0    21       UNKNOWNS (287)
 MADONNA 5884                  1   3  0    21       BABES (416)
 BELIEL 5076                   1   1  0    21       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (433)
-LADY SCARE ALL 4922           1   1  0    19       KARNIVORZ (455)
 MICHAEL 4705                  3   4  0    17       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (433)
 LUCIFER 4702                  3   4  0    17       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (433)
-THE DARK 5715                 3   0  0    17       WOLF PACK (423)
-FREAKY FRED 4920              3   2  0    16       KARNIVORZ (455)
 CAVALIER 5412                 3   4  0    13       ERRATA (490)
 HATRED 5938                   1   1  0    11       SECTION HATE (491)
 AXION 5411                    1   6  0     9       ERRATA (490)
 BRICKHOUSE 5960               1   0  0     7       SECTION HATE (491)
-MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          1   3  0     6       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-BEEZLE 4924                   1   1  0     4       KARNIVORZ (455)
-CORPSE COUNT 4923             0   2  0     2       KARNIVORZ (455)
-DORA THE EXPLORER 5921        0   2  0     2       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
-GUMPIN GABE 5585              0   1  0     1       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (433)
 SHIRLEY 5941                  0   1  0     1       BABES (416)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SUDDEN PLAGUE 5908     2  1 1 ACT OF MALICE 257     FULL METAL PYLE 5897  436         
RENEE 5942             0  1 0 BABES 416             BANDIT PRINCE 25      436 NONE    
CLEOPATRA 5844         4  5 0 BABES 416             STARK 5905            434         
LOSING FAITH 5713      9  4 2 BLIND HYPOCRISY 504   TARGEN 5783           434         
URIEL 4701             3  4 0 DEVIL'S REQUIEM 433   SLIPPERS MCGHEE 24    436 NONE    
GED 5414               1  5 0 ERRATA 490            GALADUR THAN 5860     435         
NOOOO! 5961            0  1 0 SECTION HATE 491      SUPERIOR MANAGER 22   436 NONE    
THANKS BUT NO 5962     0  1 0 SECTION HATE 491      RILLION 21            436 NONE    
KLINGER 5850           3  6 0 SECTION HATE 491      TROJAN MAN 5710       433         
WACKO JACKO 5924       1  1 0 SECTION HATE 491      YASMIN OF BRATZ 5909  435         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

URIEL was butchered by SLIPPERS MCGHEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOOOO! was butchered by SUPERIOR MANAGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RENEE was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
THANKS BUT NO was murdered by RILLION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
AXION was devastated by GALADUR THAN in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
FULL METAL PYLE slew SUDDEN PLAGUE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BLONDIE viciously subdued RIRORNI ADVENTURER in a 2 minute expert's Title brawl.
KATHLEEN beat FINGER LICKIN GOOD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
MICHAEL was overpowered by THE MAESTRO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BELIEL lost to SEVERED LIMB in a action packed 3 minute duel.
HURRICANE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SHIAVONA overpowered CURTIS JAMES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CAVALIER was handily defeated by MADONNA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PALADIN demolished LUCIFER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HATRED handily defeated SHIRLEY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BRICKHOUSE subdued CONVICTED THIEF in a unpopular 6 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  19 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  42 -  7      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  28 -  7      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  16 -  0      36  |

Turn 436 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      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLONDIE 5723               12   9  0  100 BABES (416)
WALL OF STEEL    KATHLEEN 5865              10   5  0   52 BABES (416)
PARRY-LUNGE      FULL METAL PYLE 5897        5   3  1   38 SECTION HATE (491)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHIAVONA 5409               4   2  1   37 ERRATA (490)
AIMED BLOW       HURRICANE 5747              3   0  2   34 EVER AFTER (508)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLONDIE 5723.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SEVERED LIMB 5748.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDIE 5723, SUDDEN 
PLAGUE 5908, GALADUR THAN 5860, FULL METAL PYLE 5897, KATHLEEN 5865, FINGER LICKIN 
GOOD 5240, THE MAESTRO 5239, SHIAVONA 5409, MADONNA 5884, and PALADIN 5410.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICKHOUSE 5960.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHIRLEY 5941, LUCIFER 4702, CAVALIER 5412, CURTIS JAMES 5750, MICHAEL 
4705, THANKS BUT NO 5962, RENEE 5942, HATRED 5938, HURRICANE 5747, and BELIEL 5076.