DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-427

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZAZU
ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4323) [13-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZAZU                           BUBBA
ALL FINESSE (384)              COLD SWEATS (378)
(38-4323) [13-8-0,110]         (38-4229) [3-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONESOME TRUCK                 FIDDLESTICKS
JINDA-BAN (198)                ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4258) [10-23-1,54]         (38-4343) [12-6-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL FINESSE (384)           28
2. JUST BECAUSE (373)          10      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              8      Unchartered Team
4. COLD SWEATS (378)            6
5. TACTICAL NUKES (392)         4      TACTICAL NUKES (392)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TACTICAL NUKES (392)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)         8  4 0
 2/ 3*COLD SWEATS (378)          3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 JUST BECAUSE (373)        5  4 0
 3- 2*GREYHAWK (256)             5   2  0 71.4   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 ALL FINESSE (384)         51  52  1 49.5   4/ 5*COLD SWEATS (378)         3  0 0
 5/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          230 300  4 43.4   5/ 6*TACTICAL NUKES (392)      2  0 0
 6/ 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        94 144  7 39.5   6- 4*GREYHAWK (256)            1  0 0
 7- 7*FIRE DECK (394)            1   2  0 33.3   7- 7*FIRE DECK (394)           1  2 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, CLIFFHOME?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see FIDDLESTICKS win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BUBBA beat 
CLOCK O'DIAL and CLOCK O'DIAL lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting bland, as GAR & BRILL stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, CLIFFHOME?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  CLIFFHOME, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
JINDA-BAN the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like ALL FINESSE avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, NOBGOBLIN was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have ZAZU 
in a challenge, going down 9 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought ZAZU 
showed great skill and promise when he defeated WORK IN PROGRESS.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in CLIFFHOME to get a drink than The Choking 
Ogre!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come 
this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAZU 4323                    13   8  0   110       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORK IN PROGRESS 4193        20  36  2    98       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDDLESTICKS 4343            12   6  0    89       ALL FINESSE (384)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               16  40  0    88       JUST BECAUSE (373)
-CHERT 2378                    5   1  0    81       GREYHAWK (256)
 HEBEE 4359                    8   3  0    73       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUTCRACKER 4380               6   1  1    64       ALL FINESSE (384)
 HARI CANE 4333               11   9  0    63       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONESOME TRUCK 4258          10  23  1    54       JINDA-BAN (198)
 KORRIBIE 4317                10  14  0    51       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BUBBA 4229                    3   1  0    51       COLD SWEATS (378)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             6   7  1    26       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHSTRIKE 4405              2   0  0    14       TACTICAL NUKES (392)
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          1   0  0    10       FIRE DECK (394)
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                0   2  0     8       ALL FINESSE (384)
-FURGO 2380                    0   1  0     5       GREYHAWK (256)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fiddlesticks -- To you I say-- Har di'Har!
P.S.  11-5(2)-16-15-15-7-17 if anyone wants to know.  SC mod/mod.

Bubba -- (suspicious look)  You SURE you weren't laughing? -- Korribie

A Userous Merchant?  How do they tell him from the regular merchants? -- Hari Cane

Hebee -- But I like your rhythm. -- Lonesome Truck

No underhanded scribe will embezzle from ME.  I'm one too many for them all. -- Clock
O'Dial

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

ZAZU bested WORK IN PROGRESS in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
FIDDLESTICKS viciously subdued 2 + 2 = 4 in a 6 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DEATHSTRIKE unbelievably bested NOBGOBLIN in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
GAR & BRILL overpowered HAR DI'HAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HEBEE devastated LONESOME TRUCK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KORRIBIE devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BUBBA handily defeated CLOCK O'DIAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HARI CANE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 427 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ZAZU 4323                  13   8  0  110 ALL FINESSE (384)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIDDLESTICKS 4343          12   6  0   89 ALL FINESSE (384)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                  8   3  0   73 ALL FINESSE (384)
WALL OF STEEL    HARI CANE 4333             11   9  0   63 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  BUBBA 4229                  3   1  0   51 COLD SWEATS (378)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LONESOME TRUCK 4258.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIDDLESTICKS 4343.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOBGOBLIN 4400, 
HARI CANE 4333, ZAZU 4323, HEBEE 4359, 2 + 2 = 4 4190, DEATHSTRIKE 4405, KORRIBIE 
4317, BUBBA 4229, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, and LONESOME TRUCK 4258.

The least popular fighter this week was CLOCK O'DIAL 4348.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LONESOME TRUCK 4258, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, BUBBA 4229, 
KORRIBIE 4317, DEATHSTRIKE 4405, 2 + 2 = 4 4190, HEBEE 4359, ZAZU 4323, HARI CANE 
4333, and NOBGOBLIN 4400.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

HAR DI'HAR (38-4194) JINDA-BAN (198)
GAR & BRILL (38-4252) JUST BECAUSE (373)