DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2004    Duedate: 01/21/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-417

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAYEK
WOLF RIDERS (391)
(43-3915) [17-9-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKYWISE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
WOLF RIDERS (391)              
(43-3868) [17-11-1,117]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLINE                        LIFETAKER
THE FAMILY (116)               WIDOWMAKERS (115)
(43-4266) [14-13-1,58]         (43-1520) [11-11-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIDOWMAKERS (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        38
2. WOLF RIDERS (391)           22      KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
3. MEDS (432)                  18      Unchartered Team
4. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           -1
5. THE FAMILY (116)           -15      NONE (81)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     284 177 15 61.6   1/ 1 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         8  7 0
 2/ 3 MEDS (432)                39  26  1 60.0   2/ 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         7  3 0
 3/ 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         91  87  3 51.1   3/ 5 MEDS (432)                6  3 0
 4/ 5 WOLF RIDERS (391)         66  68  8 49.3   4/ 4 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      6  4 1
 5/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         324 399  9 44.8   5/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): COA PATTY of KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                   (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for VEASTIAN.  MVP award for SPACE BABOON?  
KORGAN CRUSADE's proud of him after beating DART and getting 17 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  DART's match with SPACE BABOON cost him a loss of 14 points!  And 
I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
RAYEK.  Aren't WOLF RIDERS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VEASTIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  VEASTIAN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYEK 3915                   17   9  0   108       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYWISE 3868                 17  11  1   117       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 SWORDBREAKER 1087            23  14  0   100       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 CUTTER 3864                  18  10  3    96       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 LIFETAKER 1520               11  11  1    94       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 FACE BREAKER 1099            21  14  0    93       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NHAVARL 4222                 15  22  0    86       THE FAMILY (116)
 PREDNIZONE 4298               9   9  0    85       MEDS (432)
 FLESHRENDER 1108             16  19  0    84       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENICILLEN 4299              12   6  0    65       MEDS (432)
 STILTZ 4265                  11  16  0    65       THE FAMILY (116)
 SPACE BABOON 4313             8   4  0    65       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 CARLINE 4266                 14  13  1    58       THE FAMILY (116)
 NORPRAMINE 4296              12   7  1    58       MEDS (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO COCOCO 4314              7   8  0    53       THE FAMILY (116)
 DART 3865                     9  19  1    47       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332         8   3  1    42       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 WINTER WITCH 4283             7  14  0    41       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 UGLY WITCHMONKEY 4343         4   2  0    39       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329              5   8  0    31       THE FAMILY (116)
 SKUNNY WUNDY 4353             2   0  0    28       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330              4   4  0    17       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LUCY 4354              0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       HIGH ELF 19           417 NONE    
TREESTUMP 4159         3  5 2 WOLF RIDERS 391       THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332 415         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghost of Treestump -- Hey, sorry man.  Killing you like that was a little TOO
naughty--even for me.  Fortunately I have forgiven myself.  But how's this?  I'll
make you SAINT Treestump.  The least I can do. -- The Naughty Pope

Swordbreaker -- I figured if I dropped it, you'd leave it alone.  Glad I was right,
that's my GOOD sword. -- Nhavarl

Face Breaker -- You don't like my face, look the other way! -- Stiltz

Prednizone -- I don't do drugs.  Peppermint tea, that's all I need. -- Carline

Ambitious Guard?  Pooh. -- Tiro Cococo

Ribsplitter -- You're going to have to work on your jokes if you want to split any
ribs, boy. -- Tiro Cuckoo

Ed. -- Certainly not!  I am above bananas. -- Tiro Cococo

     Then I hope you're not afraid of heights. -- Ed.

Soultender -- Ah, well, let's hear it for obstinance.  Sometimes that gets you
farther than bunny-hugs. -- Carline

It's been a while since I missed a turn here.  I won't make a habit of it. -- Jack
Wolfspider

In case anyone is wondering, Skunny Wendy is an anglicization of Iroquois folklore.
Among his other practical jokes, he once convinced an entire village that they would
be safe from disease if they all simultaneously defecated in their longhouses.  He
thought that was pretty funny.  What a kidder! -- Jack Wolfspider

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUCY was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FACE BREAKER was viciously subdued by RAYEK in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
SWORDBREAKER won victory over NHAVARL in a 3 minute master's brawl.
CUTTER defeated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 5 minute fight.
SKYWISE devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
STILTZ was devastated by PREDNIZONE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LIFETAKER overcame PENICILLEN in a action packed 5 minute gruesome expert's fight.
FLESHRENDER vanquished TIRO COCOCO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DART was vanquished by SPACE BABOON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
UGLY WITCHMONKEY was defeated by CARLINE in a 2 minute uneven match.
WINTER WITCH narrowly defeated TIRO CUCKOO in a 3 minute fight.
NORPRAMINE savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute master vs. amateur match.
THE NAUGHTY POPE demolished RIBSPLITTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SKUNNY WUNDY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  13 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  13 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  13 -  0      24  |

Turn 417 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RAYEK 3915                 17   9  0  108 WOLF RIDERS (391)
WALL OF STEEL    SKYWISE 3868               17  11  1  117 WOLF RIDERS (391)
STRIKING ATTACK  CUTTER 3864                18  10  3   96 WOLF RIDERS (391)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          21  14  0   93 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
TOTAL PARRY      PENICILLEN 4299            12   6  0   65 MEDS (432)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CARLINE 4266               14  13  1   58 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORPRAMINE 4296            12   7  1   58 MEDS (432)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARLINE 4266.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LIFETAKER 1520.  The ten other most popular fighters were CUTTER 3864, RAYEK 
3915, PENICILLEN 4299, WINTER WITCH 4283, SWORDBREAKER 1087, SKYWISE 3868, TIRO 
CUCKOO 4329, NHAVARL 4222, CARLINE 4266, and NORPRAMINE 4296.

The least popular fighter this week was RIBSPLITTER 4330.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DART 3865, TIRO COCOCO 4314, STILTZ 4265, UGLY WITCHMONKEY 
4343, SPACE BABOON 4313, FLESHRENDER 1108, PREDNIZONE 4298, FACE BREAKER 1099, LUCY 
4354, and SKUNNY WUNDY 4353.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff