DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2003    Duedate: 10/15/2003

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIDDLESTICKS
ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4343) [16-6-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIDDLESTICKS                   DEATHSTRIKE
ALL FINESSE (384)              TACTICAL NUKES (392)
(38-4343) [16-6-0,134]         (38-4405) [5-1-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONESOME TRUCK                 FIDDLESTICKS
JINDA-BAN (198)                ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4258) [12-25-2,63]         (38-4343) [16-6-0,134]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL FINESSE (384)           22
2. EAGLES CLAW (47)            22      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. TACTICAL NUKES (392)        17      Unchartered Team
4. JUST BECAUSE (373)           1
5. JINDA-BAN (198)             -2      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)       6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        10  2 1
 2/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)         65  54  3 54.6   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 3/ 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)         593 535 52 52.6   3/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)          4  6 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          238 312  5 43.3   4/ 3*TACTICAL NUKES (392)      3  1 0
 5/ 5 JUST BECAUSE (373)        95 150  7 38.8   5/ 5 JUST BECAUSE (373)        1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in CLIFFHOME this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, NUTCRACKER fought HARI CANE 
and gained 12 points and contributed to ALL FINESSE's 3-1-0.  HARI CANE has lost to 
NUTCRACKER, falling 9 points, while helping make JINDA-BAN a 1-4-0 turn.  This turn 
FIDDLESTICKS challenged 2 + 2 = 4 in what was CLIFFHOME's Title bout.  Defending his 
title for another turn, FIDDLESTICKS kept JUST BECAUSE's warrior, 2 + 2 = 4, from 
claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Choking Ogre uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the JINDA-BAN stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CLIFFHOME, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding JINDA-BAN more than any other team we find TACTICAL NUKES.  CLIFFHOME, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was JINDA-BAN's warrior DINGIL BILL.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in CLIFFHOME, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDDLESTICKS 4343            16   6  0   134       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLE'S NEST 4271            11   5  1   110       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 HEBEE 4359                   10   5  0    97       ALL FINESSE (384)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               17  43  0    94       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             17   7  1    89       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 NUTCRACKER 4380               7   1  1    76       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONESOME TRUCK 4258          12  25  2    63       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARI CANE 4333               12  12  0    57       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                4   2  1    56       ALL FINESSE (384)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             8   9  1    52       JINDA-BAN (198)
 KORRIBIE 4317                11  17  0    50       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHSTRIKE 4405              5   1  0    25       TACTICAL NUKES (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428              2   2  0    18       JINDA-BAN (198)
 ATOMIC BASHER 4404            1   0  0    11       TACTICAL NUKES (392)
 DEAD CAN DANCE 4441           0   1  0     1       EAGLES CLAW (47)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DECEASED 4443          0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        WURM KIN 27           431 NONE    
DISEASED 4442          0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        WURM KIN 27           431 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Deathstrike -- (with immense satisfaction)  I struck one, two, three. -- Clock O'Dial

Eagle's Nest -- Oh, I couldn't blow YOU down.  Eagles are, like, endangered, right?
So the nests have to be really important. -- Hari Cane

Tedious Ted -- A PARKING TICKET?  You gave me a PARKING TICKET?  And called a tow
truck?  The shame! -- Lonesome Truck

Nobgobblin -- Cheese louise, can't you share the skills any? -- Korribie

The Deserter'd be better off if he went back to Mordant, I bet. -- Dingil Bill

Unknown Spymaster -- Sir, we resent that!  We are clean, and we floss every day. --
the warriors of Jinda-Ban, models of fine personal hygiene

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

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DECEASED was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DISEASED was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
FIDDLESTICKS handily defeated 2 + 2 = 4 in a 9 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
HEBEE was bested by EAGLE'S NEST in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
NUTCRACKER devastated HARI CANE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
NOBGOBLIN savagely defeated KORRIBIE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
DEATHSTRIKE bested DINGIL BILL in a popular 4 minute Challenge competition.
TEDIOUS TED handily defeated LONESOME TRUCK in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
CLOCK O'DIAL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ATOMIC BASHER unbelievably bested DEAD CAN DANCE in a 19 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |

Turn 431 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIDDLESTICKS 4343          16   6  0  134 ALL FINESSE (384)
LUNGING ATTACK   EAGLE'S NEST 4271          11   5  1  110 EAGLES CLAW (47)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                 10   5  0   97 ALL FINESSE (384)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           17   7  1   89 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       NUTCRACKER 4380             7   1  1   76 ALL FINESSE (384)
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 DINGIL BILL 
4428, EAGLE'S NEST 4271, NOBGOBLIN 4400, TEDIOUS TED 4133, HEBEE 4359, NUTCRACKER 
4380, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, LONESOME TRUCK 4258, DECEASED 4443, and DISEASED 4442.

The least popular fighter this week was DEAD CAN DANCE 4441.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ATOMIC BASHER 4404, 2 + 2 = 4 4190, DEATHSTRIKE 4405, KORRIBIE 
4317, HARI CANE 4333, DISEASED 4442, DECEASED 4443, LONESOME TRUCK 4258, CLOCK O'DIAL 
4348, and NUTCRACKER 4380.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

FIDDLESTICKS (38-4343) ALL FINESSE (384)