DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2003    Duedate: 08/15/2003

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-184

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

B.A. TURRY
CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
(39-3383) [12-10-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

B.A. TURRY                     POSITION IS EMPTY
CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)         
(39-3383) [12-10-1,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EGAN FORN                      LAHRS ENNY
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
(39-3295) [22-25-0,106]        (39-3400) [13-6-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         34
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        21      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      17      Unchartered Team
4. WITLESS WONDERS (419)       12
5. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)        5       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   116  61  6 65.5   1/ 3 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   11  4 1
 2/ 2 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       36  25  4 59.0   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     11  4 0
 3- 3 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     127  97  6 56.7   3/ 2 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       7  7 0
 4/ 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    107  87  9 55.2   4/ 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     5  8 1
 5/ 5 WITLESS WONDERS (419)     23  21  0 52.3   5/ 5 WITLESS WONDERS (419)     4  6 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     111 123  5 47.4   6- 6 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      2  2 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.

     Finally.  Finally I have overcome both Myron and Egan in consecutive fights.
Woo Hoo!  Now if I can just carry my winning ways into the Face.  I doubt it, but
they say even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.  Well, methinks I
better get my duck hunting license update for Crip's duck of choice.  Good luck to
all mammals on the sands.

                                             BA Turry

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  XOCHITHLAN 
watched with glee as THE MIDDLE WAY got knocked off top spot by CRIMINAL ELEMENT!  
What's with EGAN FORN?  He actually beat CRIMINAL ELEMENT's LAHRS ENNY, and walked 
away with 18 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY.  WALLEN YO 
lost 11 points to ANGELOST.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WALLEN YO will 
provide more easy wins...  Apparently XOCHITHLAN isn't filled with as many gutless 
wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  Another 
fighter (MISS CON DUCK 14-13-1) challenged another Duelmaster (B.A. TURRY 12-10-1).  
Life goes on.  MISS CON DUCK was reminded on the sands why B.A. TURRY is Duelmaster.  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, CRIMINAL 
ELEMENT!  The bums at DUCKS UNLIMITED couldn't face the challenges from CRIMINAL 
ELEMENT!  No excuse for that!  SELA TIMM didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge she received from HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT, who is 23 points below 
her.  HOMEY CIDE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by SELA 
TIMM and ended up with 11 recognition points.   
     Warriors of XOCHITHLAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Who will dare 
fight HOCKEY DUCK, after he returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 23-11-1 is 
118, and has he points) How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
XOCHITHLAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B.A. TURRY 3383              12  10  1   115       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGAN FORN 3295               22  25  0   106       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MISS CON DUCK 2344           14  13  1    93       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 LAHRS ENNY 3400              13   6  0    92       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHAT'S UP, DUCK? 3273        13  10  2    86       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 TAMMY FAYE 3520               8   3  0    83       WITLESS WONDERS (419)
 MYRON NAGEL 3316             20  16  0    78       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 NAJENA 3413                   9   4  1    71       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGELOST 3415                 9   4  1    64       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 BERG, LORI 3554               8   2  1    64       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 DUCK TAPE 3283                7   8  2    62       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANACONDA 3382                 6   1  0    52       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 OUTLAW STAR 3550              5   3  0    51       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 ULRIK VORN 3556               7   4  0    49       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ZOOLANDER 3523                5   6  0    47       WITLESS WONDERS (419)
 WALLEN YO 3576                5   3  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 THE FALLEN ONE 3416           7   6  2    39       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMOK 3538                    5   6  0    35       WITLESS WONDERS (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT AIR DUCK 3451             6   3  0    33       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SELA TIMM 3537                6   7  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-HETERADON 3321                6   8  0    30       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-BLACK ADDER 3373              5   2  0    29       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 MYSTI MIENER 3578             4   2  1    28       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIAMONDBACK 3397              3   2  0    19       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 ETRIGAN 3596                  1   0  0    13       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 HOMEY CIDE 3594               1   2  0    11       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-TYSON 3592                    0   1  0     1       WITLESS WONDERS (419)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARK ELF CLERIC 19     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          HOCKEY DUCK 937       184 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fizban -- Numbers do not lie.  I believe the general kill rate of most teams evens
out when they begin racking up large amounts of FE.  Mine is over-inflated due to the
early kills this team scored when I first came into the arena.  It'll even out here
soon. -- Master Darque

Gabria -- Bloodthirsty?!?  MOI?  I'm a demon, not an inferior vampire.  I like my
prey cooked well done anyway. -- Master Darque

All -- Sorry for no ads last time.  As you can see, I issued no challenges either.
Maintenance is handy, but boy does my record go to the dogs when I use it. -- Master
Darque
P.S.  Who is going to the tourney?  I have 3 warriors in here that I'm sending
because they are so WELL timed.  Not sure if that will help them or not, but I'm
willing to try.

Myron Nagel -- Hmm, you've improved in my absence.  Time to change the tactics and
try again, mainly because I love the skills you teach. -- Duck Tape

Ulrik Vorn -- Holy Endurance Burn, Batman! -- Hot Air Duck

Tammy Faye -- Tough match up, shame about the skills. -- Hockey Duck

Xochithlan -- Hockey Duck finally graduates.  Started in Sibikhas, but Crip moved
them out years ago in search of a slow arena.  Almost had a 3 digit ID# there, but
managed to get one here, so that should tell you something about how old this duck
really is.  For those who care, his numbers are 11(1)-13(1)-14-17-10(1)-7-15, with
Master in Riposte and Adex's in Attack and Parry.  Just learned Parry skill #20
against Tammy Fae, and still no master rating.  Likes the Epee, VL/MO with Riposte
tactic, while learning attacks skills.  Crip's 6th Ripper to graduate, 117th warrior
overall, four other rippers are in Primus, but the previous 5 all have favourite
learns of Initiative, while Mr. Hockey has learned but a single init skill in all of
his duels.  Will be travelling to Home Guard, may either retire there, or possibly
challenge Ski Mask in a best of 51 series to determine the best duck out there. --
Crip, mgr. of Ducks Unlimited

B.A. Turry -- I knew I couldn't hold against you.  Good work, though. -- Egan Forn

Duck Tape -- I'll tape you to the wall!  Anything to DO with Ducks is anathema!  Fowl
Fiends!  The mammals of the world will unite and roast you all with cornbread
stuffing! -- Myron Nagel

     Mmmmm...I think it's lunchtime! -- Ed. who didn't have much for breakfast

Hot Air Duck -- It looks like all hot air to me.  Piffling. -- Ulrik Vorn

Homey Cide -- I think you should just go back to your guildhouse and busy yourself
making it all homey. -- Sela Timm

The Fallen One -- Good heavens, you didn't think I'd PICK YOU UP, did you?  My mama
told me always to be careful what I picked up. -- Wallen Yo

B.A. Turry -- I wouldn't have gifted you with those skills last time, except that you
promised to use them against Egan.  That makes up for a lot. -- Myron Nagel

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOCKEY DUCK viciously butchered DARK ELF CLERIC in a 4 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MISS CON DUCK was viciously subdued by B.A. TURRY in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
NAJENA lost to TAMMY FAYE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DUCK TAPE was luckily beaten by MYRON NAGEL in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE FALLEN ONE lost to ULRIK VORN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HOT AIR DUCK was viciously subdued by ZOOLANDER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
HOMEY CIDE was handily defeated by SELA TIMM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LAHRS ENNY was viciously subdued by EGAN FORN in a 3 minute expert's duel.
BERG, LORI vanquished NATIVE LOOTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANGELOST overpowered WALLEN YO in a 1 minute uneven match.
OUTLAW STAR overpowered DAMOK in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
MYSTI MIENER devastated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ETRIGAN demolished RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  20 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  25 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  19 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |

Turn 184 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        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   B.A. TURRY 3383            12  10  1  115 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
PARRY-STRIKE     MISS CON DUCK 2344         14  13  1   93 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
STRIKING ATTACK  TAMMY FAYE 3520             8   3  0   83 WITLESS WONDERS (419)
PARRY-LUNGE      MYRON NAGEL 3316           20  16  0   78 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  WALLEN YO 3576              5   3  0   42 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    THE FALLEN ONE 3416         7   6  2   39 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EGAN FORN 3295.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LAHRS ENNY 3400.  The ten other most popular fighters were B.A. TURRY 3383, EGAN 
FORN 3295, ULRIK VORN 3556, ZOOLANDER 3523, MISS CON DUCK 2344, DUCK TAPE 3283, MYRON 
NAGEL 3316, BERG, LORI 3554, OUTLAW STAR 3550, and NAJENA 3413.

The least popular fighter this week was DAMOK 3538.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALLEN YO 3576, HOT AIR DUCK 3451, ETRIGAN 3596, MYSTI MIENER 3578, 
SELA TIMM 3537, HOMEY CIDE 3594, ANGELOST 3415, THE FALLEN ONE 3416, TAMMY FAYE 3520, 
and NAJENA 3413.

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

HOCKEY DUCK (39-937) DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)