DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2003    Duedate: 08/02/2003

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-405

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VEERS
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3697) [16-8-1,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VEERS                          THE HORNED ONE
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       LORD OF THE HUNT (307)
(46-3697) [16-8-1,146]         (46-3258) [3-2-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OL' JOE COLLIN                 OL' JOE COLLIN
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3407) [19-40-1,107]        (46-3407) [19-40-1,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    62
2. LORD OF THE HUNT (307)      12      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. DRAGONBALL Z (330)           9      Unchartered Team
4. DEATHTONGUE (89)             2
5. CLEVER LINGO (155)           0      LORD OF THE HUNT (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  91  68  4 57.2   1/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  7 0
 2/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         954 713 52 57.2   2/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)          7  8 1
 3- 3 CLEVER LINGO (155)        57  50  7 53.3   3/ 3 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  7  8 1
 4/ 4*LORD OF THE HUNT (307)     4   4  0 50.0   4/ 4 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        62  75  3 45.3   5/ 5*LORD OF THE HUNT (307)    2  1 0
 6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  235 362  7 39.4   6- 6 CLEVER LINGO (155)        0  2 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): CONAN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): TAOS of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): ORION ORANGE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 466): DAISY JANUARY of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 459): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): INFERNO of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
             (turn 452): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): DESPICABLE DUCK of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             FARMER'S GIRL of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
                          WETBOX of BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)
              (turn 315): SMOOCHY of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, something seems strange.  I thought I would get my invite last turn.  I think I
have the skills and points needed, but apparently the commission feels otherwise.
Sorry Chi-Chi, but I guess I can't let you get the throne for awhile yet.  Until
later,

Veers

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARDIVENT, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at DEATHTONGUE left the arena dejected, 
after being kicked out of the top spot by BLUVALLEY WARRIORS.  Good show!  
HARDTIMESINBABYLON had cause to celebrate, after COURIER got 23 points by beating 
CHI-CHI.  VANICE certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to 
DODGER and losing 12 points in the process!  FILAREE found out that ARDIVENT isn't a 
democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's 
been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me. 
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DEATHTONGUE, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of LORD OF THE HUNT, so did that sorry 
team shy from DEATHTONGUE  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
FILAREE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS, possessing a sorry record of  14-20-1, lost hers last 
battle to VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON.  Young warriors, take note!  Such is a 
failure's lot!  A moment of silence for FILAREE, who died an untimely death at the 
hands of VEERS.  In the spirit of revenge, we call upon BLUVALLEY WARRIORS to act!  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in ARDIVENT would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARDIVENT is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for ARDIVENT?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEERS 3697                   16   8  1   146       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKLY 3472                  16   6  2   115       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 OL' JOE COLLIN 3407          19  40  1   107       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 COURIER 3739                 10   6  2    97       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANA JR 3715               13   9  0    85       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 CHI-CHI 3656                 19  13  0    80       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 YAMCHA 3736                  11   7  2    74       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
-HUMOROUS WHIM 1554           15  15  1    73       CLEVER LINGO (155)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DODGER 3772                   6   3  0    49       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 OPURT 3750                    8   5  0    47       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BULMA 3753                    6   6  0    42       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 THE HORNED ONE 3258           3   2  0    36       LORD OF THE HUNT (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURKER 3746                   7   7  0    28       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 VANICE 3775                   5   3  0    27       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLLIE FUNT 3778               3   2  0    21       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 PURPLE SASH 3777              2   3  0    19       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
-INTIMATE FACADE 1841          2   0  0    19       CLEVER LINGO (155)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMOND EGGS 3785             2   0  1    18       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 MARLI BLUBELL 3755            2   9  0    15       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ROGUISH WAYS 1813             3   3  0    13       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 FOND MEMORY 3776              2   4  0    10       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-MOMENTARY LAPSE 1847          1   0  0    10       CLEVER LINGO (155)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 4        0  1 0   1                   HAMMOND EGGS 3785     405 NONE    
FILAREE 3479          14 20 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 VEERS 3697            405         
JANUS 3261             0  1 0 LORD OF THE HUNT 307  WURM KIN 27           405 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Humorous Whim -- O man, that must be embarrassing!  To challenge DOWN in both fights
AND points, and then get tooled!  What a chump!!! -- Banana Jr

Fond Memory -- Not too fond though, eh? -- Ollie

Ol Joe -- Well, at least I got some skills from it. -- Courier

Vanice -- Now, that's no way to treat an elder.... -- Lurker

Yamcha -- A-cha cha cha....  Man, ya coulda taught me more than that! -- Dodger

The Horned One -- Hmmm, perhaps retirement is the cure. -- Purple Sash

Courier -- You listen to an old man's advice, son.  Go back to couriering.  It's a
better life than this. -- Ol' Joe Collin

Lurker -- But...you're supposed to stop lurking when the arenamaster says "Go" and
FIGHT.  It makes a lot of difference, you know. -- Vanice

Ollie Funt -- Okay, so I shouldn't have made a joke about your nose.  That was rude.
I apologize. -- Fond Memory
P.S.  But it's really a funny looking nose, you know.  Really.

Bulima -- You're too wasteful. -- Filaree
P.S.  And more than a little neurotic, as well.

I don't CARE if he won, I am NOT taking the Visiting Orc home. -- Marli Blubell

Veers -- You know, farming sounds really good to a lot of us right now, but have you
ever TRIED farming?  It's the biggest gamble an honest man can take. -- Ol' Joe

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

JANUS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BANANA JR was viciously subdued by OL' JOE COLLIN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PURPLE SASH demolished FOND MEMORY in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
VEERS delivered the death blow upon FILAREE in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
BINKLY demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHI-CHI was devastated by COURIER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
YAMCHA overpowered OPURT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VANICE was vanquished by DODGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OLLIE FUNT was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE HORNED ONE overpowered MARLI BLUBELL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BULMA handily defeated LURKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HAMMOND EGGS savagely slew POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  17 -  3      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  30 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 405 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VEERS 3697                 16   8  1  146 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BANANA JR 3715             13   9  0   85 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      CHI-CHI 3656               19  13  0   80 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
LUNGING ATTACK   YAMCHA 3736                11   7  2   74 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
SLASHING ATTACK  DODGER 3772                 6   3  0   49 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
AIMED BLOW       OPURT 3750                  8   5  0   47 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OL' JOE COLLIN 3407.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OL' JOE COLLIN 3407.  The ten other most popular fighters were VEERS 3697, 
BINKLY 3472, COURIER 3739, PURPLE SASH 3777, DODGER 3772, YAMCHA 3736, THE HORNED ONE 
3258, BULMA 3753, HAMMOND EGGS 3785, and BANANA JR 3715.

The least popular fighter this week was LURKER 3746.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARLI BLUBELL 3755, OLLIE FUNT 3778, VANICE 3775, OPURT 3750, FOND 
MEMORY 3776, JANUS 3261, CHI-CHI 3656, FILAREE 3479, BANANA JR 3715, and HAMMOND EGGS 
3785.