DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2004    Duedate: 02/04/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-439

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NUTCRACKER
ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4380) [14-2-1,164]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NUTCRACKER                     SHAMU
ALL FINESSE (384)              THE WATCHMEN (363)
(38-4380) [14-2-1,164]         (38-4105) [4-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARI CANE                      RUNABOUT
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4333) [16-16-0,80]         (38-4458) [2-4-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE (400)         43
2. ALL FINESSE (384)            9      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. SANDS OF TIME (371)          7      Unchartered Team
4. THE WATCHMEN (363)           6
5. EAGLES CLAW (47)             0      THE WATCHMEN (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE WATCHMEN (363)         8   3  1 72.7   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        10  5 0
 2/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        2   1  0 66.7   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 ALL FINESSE (384)         90  67  4 57.3   3- 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)          4  6 0
 4- 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         614 549 54 52.8   4/ 4*THE WATCHMEN (363)        3  2 0
 5/ 0 SANDS OF TIME (371)       29  34  0 46.0   5/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       2  1 0
 6/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          255 335  5 43.2   6/ 0 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 7- 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        97 155  7 38.5   7- 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        1  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, Cliffhome!  It seems as though my stay here at the top is going to continue
for quite a while.  Tedious Ted, I admire your tenacity; however, as you found out,
it will take more than a lack of armor to defeat me.  I think our style match-up is
going to prevent you from ever having a chance to take the throne, much as Eagle's
Nest was able fend off Hebee.  I don't want to discourage you, so I will give you
some hints about myself.

A)  I only have an 11 WT
B)  I have only learned 43 skills
C)  I only have 22 FE

There, that ought to keep you posting a challenge every chance you get.  If you are
really brave, I would go so far as to challenge you to a bare-handed match.  I know,
as an AB that would be to my advantage, but I am not the big, strapping fellow you
are.  Let me know if you are interested.

Nutcracker

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  I could not but notice the fine 
record for FORCE OF FIVE (2-1-0) after their first round of combat.  May the gods of 
war favor you in CLIFFHOME!  SUI GENERIS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested KORRIBIE and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SHAMU put down RUNABOUT, 
causing her to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  Although HARI CANE made 
a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious NUTCRACKER.  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in CLIFFHOME seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  DINGIL BILL take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in CLIFFHOME.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of HEBEE 
who at 14-8-0 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of ALL FINESSE's 
demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
HEBEE (14-8-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  Some say a 
warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUTCRACKER 4380              14   2  1   164       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                9   5  1   104       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEDIOUS TED 4133             20  11  2    88       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 HARI CANE 4333               16  16  0    80       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348            12  13  1    76       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                14  22  0    64       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SUI GENERIS 4444              5   1  0    61       ALL FINESSE (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451         5   2  0    55       EAGLES CLAW (47)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455          5   0  1    52       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428              5   7  0    28       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SHAMU 4105                    4   0  0    25       THE WATCHMEN (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMMER 4452                   3   4  0    21       ALL FINESSE (384)
-GRAVES 4107                   1   0  1    20       THE WATCHMEN (363)
 HYPER BOY 4467                1   0  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 2   4  0    18       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BROTHER JOHN 4106             2   1  0    17       THE WATCHMEN (363)
 SLICK RICK 4468               1   0  0    16       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-AMOROUS ANDY 4464             1   0  0    15       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            1   0  0     7       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 DULL ROB 4466                 0   1  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-PICKETTE 4108                 1   2  0     5       THE WATCHMEN (363)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HEBEE 4359            14  9 0 ALL FINESSE 384       STONE GOLEM 26        439 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I didn't get the fights, so let's see what I can do without by way of personals....
Those e-newsletters can be a blessing! -- Nick

Hebee -- That was not necessary.  Or desirable, either!  How are you going to keep
track of the time if you go around demolishing... Clock O'Dial?

Jammer -- Well, that's the way it goes, you know.  You linger in the street, you can
get run over. -- Runabout

The Venomous Concubine is getting a little long in the tooth here.  Maybe she needs
to retire. -- Hari Cane

Nobody told me it was "Kung Fu Day."  I wasn't ready. -- Korribie

Sui Generis -- Thank the gods there's only one of you! -- Dingil Bill

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

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEBEE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHAMU subdued RUNABOUT in a exciting 6 minute Challenge melee.
BROTHER JOHN was savagely defeated by DINGIL BILL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
NUTCRACKER overpowered HARI CANE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
NOBGOBLIN devastated CLOCK O'DIAL in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
KORRIBIE was devastated by SUI GENERIS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAMMER overcame CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
SLICK RICK vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DULL ROB lost to BOB, ETERNAL, in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.
HYPER BOY overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        19 -   5 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 439 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NUTCRACKER 4380            14   2  1  164 ALL FINESSE (384)
LUNGING ATTACK   NOBGOBLIN 4400              9   5  1  104 ALL FINESSE (384)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARI CANE 4333.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RUNABOUT 4458.  The ten other most popular fighters were DINGIL BILL 4428, 
NOBGOBLIN 4400, JAMMER 4452, SLICK RICK 4468, DULL ROB 4466, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, SUI 
GENERIS 4444, HYPER BOY 4467, NUTCRACKER 4380, and CLOCK O'DIAL 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was KORRIBIE 4317.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARI CANE 4333, BROTHER JOHN 4106, SHAMU 4105, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, 
NUTCRACKER 4380, HYPER BOY 4467, SUI GENERIS 4444, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, DULL ROB 4466, 
and SLICK RICK 4468.

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

HEBEE (38-4359) ALL FINESSE (384)