DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2003    Duedate: 10/01/2003

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-430

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIDDLESTICKS
ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4343) [15-6-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIDDLESTICKS                   DEATHSTRIKE
ALL FINESSE (384)              TACTICAL NUKES (392)
(38-4343) [15-6-0,123]         (38-4405) [4-1-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONESOME TRUCK                 FIDDLESTICKS
JINDA-BAN (198)                ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4258) [12-24-2,65]         (38-4343) [15-6-0,123]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL FINESSE (384)           49
2. EAGLES CLAW (47)            22      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              9      Unchartered Team
4. JUST BECAUSE (373)          -3
5. TACTICAL NUKES (392)       -12      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)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        11  1 2
 2/ 3 ALL FINESSE (384)         62  53  3 53.9   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 1
 3/ 0 EAGLES CLAW (47)         591 532 52 52.6   3/ 3*TACTICAL NUKES (392)      2  1 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          237 308  5 43.5   4/ 0 EAGLES CLAW (47)          2  3 0
 5/ 5 JUST BECAUSE (373)        95 149  7 38.9   5/ 4 JUST BECAUSE (373)        1  5 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.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for NOBGOBLIN, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing KORRIBIE 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  DEATHSTRIKE was beat by CLOCK O'DIAL and drops 12 points.  
Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  ZAZU made a 
Dark Arena Challenge against MOUNTAIN TROLL this week.  Our battling duelmaster ZAZU 
has managed to hold the title, fending off MOUNTAIN TROLL's none too subtle advances. 
Better luck next time, DARK ARENA.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that JINDA-BAN was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of JINDA-BAN's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  JINDA-BAN + Weapons That go Boom = ALL FINESSE + Avoid 
City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of CLOCK O'DIAL, who was this week's 
most challenged warrior.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was 2 + 2 = 
4, who was successfully challenged by FIDDLESTICKS who had a mere 16 points more than 
2 + 2 = 4.  Definition of petty:  FIDDLESTICKS defeated 2 + 2 = 4, a mismatch of 16 
points.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  ZAZU defied all odds and slew MOUNTAIN TROLL in the Dark 
Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as MOUNTAIN TROLL's meat is 
notoriously tough.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a 
very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDDLESTICKS 4343            15   6  0   123       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEBEE 4359                   10   4  0   103       ALL FINESSE (384)
 EAGLE'S NEST 4271            10   5  1   101       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               17  42  0    93       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             16   7  1    83       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARI CANE 4333               12  11  0    66       JINDA-BAN (198)
 LONESOME TRUCK 4258          12  24  2    65       JINDA-BAN (198)
-NUTCRACKER 4380               6   1  1    64       ALL FINESSE (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                3   2  1    51       ALL FINESSE (384)
 KORRIBIE 4317                11  16  0    49       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             7   9  1    43       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHSTRIKE 4405              4   1  0    19       TACTICAL NUKES (392)
 DINGIL BILL 4428              2   1  0    19       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOUNTAIN TROLL 18      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ZAZU 4323             430 NONE    
TEMPLE OF THE DO 4344  1  5 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        HIGH ELF 19           430 NONE    
VENOMOUS IMP 4354      0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        SHEWISH GIANT 21      430 NONE    
PIERCING TALON 4355    0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        WURM KIN 27           430 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Deathstrike -- (disgruntled look)  The CLOCK is supposed to strike, not YOU strike
the clock.  Get it right next time.  Less parrying on your part, and no attacking at
all.  Remember that. -- Clock O'Dial

Nobgoblin -- You're scary, all right. -- Dingil Bill
P.S.  That's finesse?  Coulda fooled me.

Zazu -- A title match for me?  Oh, my.  I can hardly contain my excitement.  I have
seldom been so honored, at least, not in the past week. -- Hari Cane, only slightly
sarcastic
P.S.  Some days, random matches are just the pits.

I ran over M. Chardinee.  Is this going to be a problem for anybody? -- Lonesome
Truck

The Ambitious Guard seems to get winded rather easily.  This will be a handicap if he
keeps on with the arena stuff, won't it?  (with a sweet, false smile)  Too bad. --
Korribie

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZAZU viciously butchered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TEMPLE OF THE DOG was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
VENOMOUS IMP was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PIERCING TALON was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
FIDDLESTICKS overpowered 2 + 2 = 4 in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
HEBEE devastated WORK IN PROGRESS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEATHSTRIKE was devastated by CLOCK O'DIAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
EAGLE'S NEST handily defeated HARI CANE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LONESOME TRUCK was vanquished by TEDIOUS TED in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KORRIBIE was vanquished by NOBGOBLIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DINGIL BILL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |

Turn 430 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIDDLESTICKS 4343          15   6  0  123 ALL FINESSE (384)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                 10   4  0  103 ALL FINESSE (384)
LUNGING ATTACK   EAGLE'S NEST 4271          10   5  1  101 EAGLES CLAW (47)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           16   7  1   83 EAGLES CLAW (47)

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 CLOCK O'DIAL 
4348, TEDIOUS TED 4133, PIERCING TALON 4355, HEBEE 4359, DEATHSTRIKE 4405, EAGLE'S 
NEST 4271, NOBGOBLIN 4400, DINGIL BILL 4428, TEMPLE OF THE DOG 4344, and VENOMOUS IMP 
4354.

The least popular fighter this week was KORRIBIE 4317.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LONESOME TRUCK 4258, HARI CANE 4333, 2 + 2 = 4 4190, VENOMOUS IMP 4354, 
TEMPLE OF THE DOG 4344, DINGIL BILL 4428, NOBGOBLIN 4400, EAGLE'S NEST 4271, 
DEATHSTRIKE 4405, and HEBEE 4359.

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

WORK IN PROGRESS (38-4193) JUST BECAUSE (373)
ZAZU (38-4323) ALL FINESSE (384)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEETOTALER 326 (243-110-80)            7  3  0         WARLORDS             
INFLATABLE DOLL 682 (109-83-0)         2  3  0         THE INANIMATES       
YELLOW LEDBETTER 2752 (87-75-1)        2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
BAYLOFF 3072 (80-48-0)                 0  5  0         WAR WAGON            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STARDOG CHAMPION 2753 (64-51-1)        0  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FACEMAN 4129 (35-32-2)                 4  3  0         THE A TEAM           
SOUND ADVICE 3251 (56-47-4)            4  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNEAKER PIMP 3517 (15-9-0)             8  3  1         TEAM FLOYD           
TAMRISSA 4153 (17-7-0)                 2  3  0         BLENDING ENTHRONED   
FOREVER MAN 4168 (26-37-0)             0  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
SEVEN MARY THREE 3580 (14-7-2)         0  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRACK MONKEY 4315 (6-3-0)              7  3  1         THE MASTER CLEANSER  
UHLEK 4234 (11-5-1)                    2  3  0         DARK TOADS           
EAGLE'S NEST 4271 (9-5-1)              0  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLIPPERYWHENWET 4297 (0-0-0)           5  3  0         AWESOME EIGHTIES     
FIDDLESTICKS 4343 (11-5-0)             4  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
ZAZU 4323 (11-8-0)                     2  3  0         ALL FINESSE          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HEBEE 4359 (6-3-0)                     2  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
CHERT 2378 (5-1-0)                     1  3  0         GREYHAWK             
HOT FOR TEACHER 4293 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         AWESOME EIGHTIES     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUTCRACKER 4380 (6-1-1)                3  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
BUBBA 4229 (1-1-0)                     1  3  0         COLD SWEATS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ATOMIC BASHER 4404 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         TACTICAL NUKES       
CHERRY PIE 4295 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         AWESOME EIGHTIES     
DEATHSTRIKE 4405 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         TACTICAL NUKES       
NOBGOBLIN 4400 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         ALL FINESSE