DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-409

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUNGOD DESIGNED ME
WENSINWASIN (428)
(43-4270) [16-1-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUNGOD DESIGNED ME             POSITION IS EMPTY
WENSINWASIN (428)              
(43-4270) [16-1-0,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKYWISE                        CUTTER
WOLF RIDERS (391)              WOLF RIDERS (391)
(43-3868) [14-11-1,86]         (43-3864) [16-9-3,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WENSINWASIN (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           42
2. MEDS (432)                  24      WENSINWASIN (428)
3. WENSINWASIN (428)           13      Unchartered Team
4. WOLF RIDERS (391)           11
5. THE FAMILY (116)             6       (100)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WENSINWASIN (428)         31  11  1 73.8   1/ 2 WENSINWASIN (428)         6  0 0
 2- 2*EASTERN HORDE (430)       12   6  1 66.7   2/ 4 MEDS (432)                6  3 0
 3- 3 JURIM'S TEAM (429)        28  16  1 63.6   3/ 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         6  6 0
 4/ 4 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     263 164 14 61.6   4/ 1 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      5  7 0
 5/ 5 MEDS (432)                24  17  1 58.5   5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)          5 10 0
 6/ 6 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         69  69  2 50.0   6/ 7 WOLF RIDERS (391)         4  6 0
 7/ 7 WOLF RIDERS (391)         56  63  8 47.1   7- 6*EASTERN HORDE (430)       3  0 0
 8/ 8 THE FAMILY (116)         306 377  9 44.8   8- 8 JURIM'S TEAM (429)        1  0 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.

     Nhavarl, good show, buddy, but as always no cigar, maybe next time.  I have a
challenge to make if I don't graduate this time.  Noachian, I am calling you out of
hiding.  I will not tolerate you being a coward, so come out and fight.  I know that
you are back; my master Youngblood saw you in Zuwayza.  Anyway, to the rest of you, I
want a new challenger to come forward and I haven't forgotten about you,
Swordbreaker.  You are mine as well as soon as you get in range, if that ever
happens.  If not, I am sure that Silver Belle will take care of you for me.  Good
luck to you all this turn.
          Sungod Designed Me

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
VEASTIAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  WENSINWASIN now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  It looks like the guys(?) at 
WIDOWMAKERS had a good week as they went 3-1-0 to put them in 3rd place.  I guess 
steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for FLESHRENDER, who flew up 20 points in 
the rankings after mashing RAYEK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was RAYEK, who dropped 16 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with FLESHRENDER.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was WIDOWMAKERS' FACE BREAKER, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by SUNGOD DESIGNED ME.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad WENSINWASIN?  Big bad WENSINWASIN.  Big bad WENSINWASIN.  VEASTIAN's afraid 
of the big bad WENSINWASIN.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
WOLF RIDERS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
WENSINWASIN.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, SWORDBREAKER would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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                  
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270      16   1  0   129       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER 3864                  16   9  3    95       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYWISE 3868                 14  11  1    86       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 FLESHRENDER 1108             13  14  0    86       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 NHAVARL 4222                 12  17  0    85       THE FAMILY (116)
-MUSHAD 4287                   5   1  1    76       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 FACE BREAKER 1099            17  10  0    75       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 RAYEK 3915                   14   9  0    71       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 SWORDBREAKER 1087            18  11  0    69       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER BELLE 4269             7   4  0    58       WENSINWASIN (428)
 PENICILLEN 4299               8   2  0    57       MEDS (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DART 3865                     8  17  1    56       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-JURRASIC LARKS 4278           7   1  0    54       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 NORPRAMINE 4296               7   4  1    53       MEDS (432)
-BIL BALROG'S SON 4281         5   3  0    53       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-JABBA 4277                    6   3  0    48       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-SWAMPY THE GOBLIN 4310        4   1  0    48       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-SHRILL BALROGG 4289           5   2  1    47       JURIM'S TEAM (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIB AH 4276                   5   4  0    47       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 LIFETAKER 1520                5   9  0    43       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 CARLINE 4266                  9  10  1    38       THE FAMILY (116)
 STILTZ 4265                   8  11  0    35       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREDNIZONE 4298               3   7  0    33       MEDS (432)
-INZOLAS 4288                  3   3  0    33       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 BIL BALROGG 4273              6  11  0    29       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 SPACE BABOON 4313             4   1  0    28       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-PEACE 4306                    4   0  0    28       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 TIRO COCOCO 4314              3   4  0    27       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER WITCH 4283             4  11  0    23       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329              2   3  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)
 TREESTUMP 4159                2   4  2    18       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332         3   1  0    10       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   2  1     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   3  0     9       WENSINWASIN (428)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AUGUST 4271            4  1 0 WENSINWASIN 428       TREESTUMP 4159        405 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Soultender -- So where is that replacement for Foecrusher.  I was just wondering;
even though I do not run a full team here all the time, I hate to see an incomplete
team here because of me.  Oh, and one more thing, when are you going to give me my
rematch against Swordbreaker.  I have to avenge my loss to him, but don't worry, if
Sungod Designed Me doesn't get it, I'll just come after you with the rest of
Wensinwasin.  And if you were wondering, I am still a little sore about that loss.
SDM still has the scar on his chest where you landed the one and only blow you hit
him with and he vows to avenge it with your defeat. -- Youngblood, Wensinwasin, the
FIRM

Sungod Designed Me -- What'd be the point in avoiding you?  Who else is there to
fight? -- Nhavarl
P.S.  But I bet I could throw you for a loop if I got a strategy change.  Not that
it's likely to happen.

Lifetaker -- Not mine, you don't! -- Carline

Inzolas -- Well, darn.  I was trying so hard not to step on you, young fella, that I
plain forgot to fight. -- Stiltz

Winter Witch -- (sly smile)  But it's not winter, you see.  That puts you at a
serious disadvantage. -- Tiro Cococo

Space Baboon -- (recoiling)  I don't do monkeys! -- Tiro Cuckoo

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

CUTTER viciously subdued NHAVARL in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
DART was overcome by SWORDBREAKER in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge match.
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME viciously subdued FACE BREAKER in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
SKYWISE devastated PENICILLEN in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
RAYEK was narrowly defeated by FLESHRENDER in a 2 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
NORPRAMINE handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CARLINE was vanquished by SILVER BELLE in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
STILTZ was vanquished by LIFETAKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BIL BALROGG was overpowered by PREDNIZONE in a 1 minute uneven match.
TREESTUMP was beaten by SPACE BABOON in a 2 minute fight.
WINTER WITCH was subdued by TIRO COCOCO in a 3 minute bloody match.
THE NAUGHTY POPE was overcome by TIRO CUCKOO in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  25 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  30 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 409 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270    16   1  0  129 WENSINWASIN (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  CUTTER 3864                16   9  3   95 WOLF RIDERS (391)
WALL OF STEEL    SKYWISE 3868               14  11  1   86 WOLF RIDERS (391)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          17  10  0   75 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAYEK 3915                 14   9  0   71 WOLF RIDERS (391)
TOTAL PARRY      PENICILLEN 4299             8   2  0   57 MEDS (432)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKYWISE 3868.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CUTTER 3864.  The ten other most popular fighters were DART 3865, SKYWISE 3868, 
NHAVARL 4222, SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270, FLESHRENDER 1108, SILVER BELLE 4269, 
SWORDBREAKER 1087, NORPRAMINE 4296, SPACE BABOON 4313, and THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332.

The least popular fighter this week was BIL BALROGG 4273.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STILTZ 4265, CARLINE 4266, WINTER WITCH 4283, TREESTUMP 4159, 
PENICILLEN 4299, FACE BREAKER 1099, TIRO COCOCO 4314, PREDNIZONE 4298, LIFETAKER 
1520, and RAYEK 3915.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LINDA LOVELACE 3149 (39-17-1)          5  3  0         BOOGIE NIGHTS        
W. AXL ROSE 2410 (35-26-1)             5  3  0         FEFF-M 106           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINNING ISNT EVRTHNG 3604 (3-0-1)      4  3  0         FEARLESS LOSERS      
( ) 3593 (2-1-0)                       1  3  0         FEARLESS LOSERS      
FACE BREAKER 1099 (15-7-0)             0  3  0         WIDOWMAKERS          
JENNY THE MULE 4215 (15-10-0)          0  2  0  DEAD   KORGAN CRUSADE       
SWORDBREAKER 1087 (15-9-0)             0  3  0         WIDOWMAKERS          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HANDOW 3960 (8-2-0)                    4  3  0         BADLANDS             
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270 (11-1-0)       5  4  0         WENSINWASIN          
SONNY DAZE 3774 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         FORCE OF NATURE      
FLESHRENDER 1108 (10-12-0)             1  3  0         WIDOWMAKERS          
FOECRUSHER 1160 (8-10-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   WIDOWMAKERS          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JIB AH 4276 (5-4-0)                    3  3  0         JURIM'S TEAM         
JABBA 4277 (6-3-0)                     2  3  0         JURIM'S TEAM         
SILVER BELLE 4269 (3-3-0)              2  3  0         WENSINWASIN          
SHADOW TOMB 4071 (4-5-0)               1  3  0         BADLANDS             
JURRASIC LARKS 4278 (7-1-0)            0  3  0         JURIM'S TEAM         
LIFETAKER 1520 (3-6-0)                 0  3  0         WIDOWMAKERS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWAMPY THE GOBLIN 4310 (4-1-0)         2  3  0         KORGAN CRUSADE       
LITHIUM 4300 (4-1-0)                   1  2  0  DEAD   MEDS                 
NORPRAMINE 4296 (5-1-1)                1  3  0         MEDS                 
PENICILLEN 4299 (4-1-0)                1  3  0         MEDS                 
PREDNIZONE 4298 (1-4-0)                1  3  0         MEDS                 
TYLENOL 3 4297 (2-3-0)                 0  3  0  DEAD   MEDS                 

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE GREAT RETURN 4318 (1-0-0)          3  3  0  DEAD   THE SUNGOD COMETH    
FUELED BY YOUR HATE 4315 (0-1-0)       0  3  0         THE SUNGOD COMETH    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COULDLIVE 3909 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         FORCE OF NATURE      
SPACE BABOON 4313 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         KORGAN CRUSADE