DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2003    Duedate: 09/27/2003

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-409

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COURIER
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3739) [13-7-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COURIER                        SUSAN STO HELIT
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       THE DISC (340)
(46-3739) [13-7-2,102]         (46-3790) [1-1-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COURIER                        BERNINA COLLIN
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3739) [13-7-2,102]         (46-3794) [2-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    39
2. DEATHTONGUE (89)            28      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. THE DISC (340)              26      Unchartered Team
4. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     14
5. DRAGONBALL Z (330)          13      THE DISC (340)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE DISC (340)             7   3  1 70.0   1/ 2 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 13  2 2
 2/ 2 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 106  73  6 59.2   2/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         11  4 2
 3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)         969 718 55 57.4   3/ 4*THE DISC (340)            7  3 1
 4/ 4 CLEVER LINGO (155)        60  51  7 54.1   4/ 6 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        4  5 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        67  82  3 45.0   5/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 6- 6*LORD OF THE HUNT (307)     5   7  0 41.7   6/ 5 CLEVER LINGO (155)        2  1 0
 7/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  241 375  7 39.1   7- 7*LORD OF THE HUNT (307)    1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DEATHTONGUE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
HARDTIMESINBABYLON stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for CMOT DIBBLER, who flew up 20 
points in the rankings after mashing BULMA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  CRYSOPHASE was defeated 
by FLINT HILLS and drops 9 points.  Unlike most arenas, HUMOROUS WHIM managed to get 
his challenge off against the 0-0-0 STONE GOLEM.  The crowds were amazed this turn, 
as STONE GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, HUMOROUS WHIM, leaving CLEVER LINGO in 
mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, COURIER from 
HARDTIMESINBABYLON to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is 
not happy.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and CMOT DIBBLER demonstrated that very violently 
on BULMA's body.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  
Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARDIVENT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COURIER 3739                 13   7  2   102       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI-CHI 3656                 20  16  0    95       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 YAMCHA 3736                  14   8  2    92       DRAGONBALL Z (330)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANA JR 3715               15  11  0    83       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SUSAN STO HELIT 3790          1   1  0    73       THE DISC (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DODGER 3772                   9   4  0    59       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 PURPLE SASH 3777              6   3  2    58       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 OLLIE FUNT 3778               6   3  1    58       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 OPURT 3750                   10   7  0    57       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CMOT DIBBLER 3792             2   0  1    53       THE DISC (340)
 HAMMOND EGGS 3785             6   0  3    50       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-THE HORNED ONE 3258           4   3  0    49       LORD OF THE HUNT (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZACK 3795                     2   0  0    31       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 VANICE 3775                   6   6  0    24       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROLL ENFORCER 3789           2   0  0    22       THE DISC (340)
-INTIMATE FACADE 1841          2   0  0    19       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 FLINT HILLS 3796              1   1  0    18       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794           2   1  0    14       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ROGUISH WAYS 1813             3   3  0    13       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 RINCEWIND 3791                1   1  0    13       THE DISC (340)
-MOMENTARY LAPSE 1847          1   0  0    10       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 BERKE 3799                    1   0  0     6       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               1   2  0     5       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 CRYSOPHASE 3793               1   1  0     4       THE DISC (340)
 VALLEY-JO 3798                0   1  0     1       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAPPY PEASANT 7        0  1 0   1                   PURPLE SASH 3777      409 NONE    
FILAREE 3479          14 20 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 VEERS 3697            405 REVENGED

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MARLI BLUBELL 3755     2 11 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 PURPLE SASH 3777      407         
FOND MEMORY 3776       2  5 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 OLLIE FUNT 3778       406         
HUMOROUS WHIM 1554    18 16 1 CLEVER LINGO 155      STONE GOLEM 26        409 NONE    
BULMA 3753             7  9 0 DRAGONBALL Z 330      CMOT DIBBLER 3792     409         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Humorous Whim -- It was my humor and whim that you should have the throne now,
because I'm off to retirement.  I've got lots of fun things to do, none of which
involve attacking somebody who's attacking me back. -- Ol' Joe

Opurt -- Heck.  You took me out in fine style, sir. -- Vanice

Troll Enforcer -- Since you are not, in fact, a troll, I figure you must enforce
trolls somehow.  But the question in my mind is, "How?"  And also, "Why?"  And
finally, a piece of advice, fight someone else next time, because I might not be such
a... Gneiss Guy

Rincewind -- Fall off the Edge, why don't you?  Or else I'll just sew you up. --
Bernina Collin

CMOT Dibbler -- Oh, hey, lots of great skills!  Thanks. -- Flint Hills

Binkly -- How about a hand or two of poker on the Shuttle between here and the Isle,
eh? -- Ol' Joe

Technogeek -- I hope the arrival of The Disc does not result in the loss of all your
other teams here.  My understanding was that the "multiple teams" thing only applied
to moving in teams from closed arenas. -- Leeta and Master Cho, slightly confused on
this issue

Yamcha -- Well, doggy.  I couldn't dodge enough. -- Dodger

Thanks Veteran Mercenary!  Now I can leave the arena.  My stats are
9/12/7/13/17/13/13, Exp Atk, AEX Dec & Rip.  They say I like the fist, but that seems
foolish.  Oh well, since I'm retiring, it doesn't matter.  Bye everyone! -- Veers

Bulma -- You are fast, but Purple Sash win again.  You teach well too! -- Purple Sash

Chi-Chi -- Sorry about the beat down, kiddo, but I wanted to leave on a happy note!
-- Binkly

Vanice -- Hey, I beat ya fer once. -- Opurt

Gneiss Guy -- Ummm, Huh? -- T E.

Bernina -- Oh man, I gotta run even faster! -- Rincewind

Flint Hills -- Oy, bad luck for you, kid.  Ya wanna sausage? -- CMOT Dibbler

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

HUMOROUS WHIM was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUSAN STO HELIT was vanquished by YAMCHA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
CMOT DIBBLER murdered BULMA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RINCEWIND devastated GNEISS GUY in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
TROLL ENFORCER subdued BERNINA COLLIN in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
COURIER overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
VEERS handily defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
CHI-CHI won victory over BANANA JR in a 6 minute veteran's duel.
OLLIE FUNT was unbelievably bested by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory duel.
HAMMOND EGGS overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven match.
OPURT overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DODGER viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal conflict.
PURPLE SASH murdered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
VANICE was handily defeated by ZACK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FLINT HILLS vanquished CRYSOPHASE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VALLEY-JO lost to BERKE in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -   9 -  6      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  13 -  3      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  25 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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 -  1         4  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COURIER 3739               13   7  2  102 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
TOTAL PARRY      CHI-CHI 3656               20  16  0   95 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
LUNGING ATTACK   YAMCHA 3736                14   8  2   92 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
WALL OF STEEL    BANANA JR 3715             15  11  0   83 DEATHTONGUE (89)
SLASHING ATTACK  DODGER 3772                 9   4  0   59 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
AIMED BLOW       OPURT 3750                 10   7  0   57 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COURIER 3739.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BERNINA COLLIN 3794.  The ten other most popular fighters were DODGER 3772, 
COURIER 3739, OLLIE FUNT 3778, BANANA JR 3715, BERKE 3799, OPURT 3750, PURPLE SASH 
3777, YAMCHA 3736, CMOT DIBBLER 3792, and RINCEWIND 3791.

The least popular fighter this week was VALLEY-JO 3798.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRYSOPHASE 3793, VANICE 3775, CHI-CHI 3656, GNEISS GUY 3787, HAMMOND 
EGGS 3785, TROLL ENFORCER 3789, BULMA 3753, SUSAN STO HELIT 3790, FLINT HILLS 3796, 
and ZACK 3795.

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

HUMOROUS WHIM (46-1554) CLEVER LINGO (155)
VEERS (46-3697) HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARETTA 1854 (32-32-0)                 4  3  0         RIVER WARDENS        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLINGLEBITS 2836 (43-12-0)            10  3  0         TUFT-TASTIC!         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRINKET 1939 (5-6-0)                   0  1  0  DEAD   RIVER WARDENS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOYD B. RICK 3711 (9-1-0)             5  3  0         FLOYDS FAN CLUB      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAMELESS 2585 (5-1-1)                  3  3  0         BARDS                
TREY ANASTASIO 2584 (3-3-0)            0  3  0         BARDS