DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2003    Duedate: 07/24/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-360

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              APPLE
                               FRUITS (548)
                               (51-5169) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FRANCINE                       RAZOR WYRM
AMAZON ELITE (536)             SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5021) [18-15-4,82]         (51-5179) [2-0-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SORROW'S HARVEST (542)      36
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          15      SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
3. ARCTIC BELT (488)            1      Unchartered Team
4. FRUITS (548)                -6
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -36      FRUITS (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FRUITS (548)               3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)   11  4 1
 2/ 2 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    67  31  1 68.4   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  5 1
 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        57  49  6 53.8   3/ 3*FRUITS (548)              3  1 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      374 481 13 43.7   4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  4 0
 5/ 5*ARCTIC BELT (488)          0   3  0  0.0   5/ 5*ARCTIC BELT (488)         0  3 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): HAR DI'HAR of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 308): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 308): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
               (turn 473): SCHMEIKEL of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BIG FUN of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 459): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
              (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRICORUS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see HANNAH win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HANNAH 
beat TSOMEGH and TSOMEGH lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, TRICORUS may be getting bland, as REAP THE FIELD stays top dog 
in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some 
of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  SORROW'S HARVEST was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like FRUITS avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully 
impressed, ORANGE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, 
sports fans.  And we have RAZOR WYRM in a challenge, going down 13 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought RAZOR WYRM showed great skill and promise when she 
subdued HAROCH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISEIS 4989                23  12  1    89       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 FRANCINE 5021                18  15  4    82       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 LURCH 5135                   11   2  0    82       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNAH 5059                   6   7  1    64       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIDI 5133                    8   7  0    55       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DROGOI 5156                   5   2  0    45       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TSOMEGH 5132                  8   7  1    41       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGANTUAN APHID 5171         4   0  0    33       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 RAZOR WYRM 5179               2   0  0    26       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELLONA 4986                  2   1  0    22       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 APPLE 5169                    2   0  0    21       FRUITS (548)
 ORANGE 5168                   1   1  0    12       FRUITS (548)
 POLAR WORM 4338               0   3  0    11       ARCTIC BELT (488)
-DAPHNE 4987                   2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HAROCH 5177                   1   2  1     6       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178    1  1 1 SORROW'S HARVEST 542  ARENAMASTER RAHJ 23   360 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reap the 'Field' -- You are indeed one of the luckiest slobs we've ever seen set foot
to sand.  It was only by pure luck that you were able to best me! -- Francine

Sorrow's Harvesters -- You farmer boys are really getting way out of control here in
Tricorus.  Time for us to start knocking you down a couple notches. -- The girls of
Amazon Elite

That criminal was dangerous?  Really?  How did they figure that, I wonder? -- Reidi

     He cuts a wide swathe through the local fly population. -- Ed.

Darn, the Userous Merchant recovered.  I had hoped for something PERMANENT to happen
to him. -- Tsomegh
P.S.  Too bad the aremanaster stopped me.

Ah, I see Reidi's point about the Dangerous Criminal.  Easy meat. -- Drogoi

Razor Wyrm -- Well, HECK!  Everybody ELSE on this team gets to defeat a standby, but
not ME!  What did I do wrong that I should be punished like this? -- Haroch

Ed. -- We decided to add some whiskey and call it a whiskey sour.  More fun than
lemonade, until the overhangs, I mean the hangovers hit. -- Dark Horsemen

     To each their own.... -- Ed.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

     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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRYMAGNSTATURE was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAZOR WYRM vanquished HAROCH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
REAP THE FIELD demolished FRANCINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LURCH devastated REIDI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TSOMEGH was overpowered by HANNAH in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
DROGOI was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
POLAR WORM was narrowly defeated by APPLE in a unpopular 7 minute gory brawl.
ORANGE was handily defeated by GARGANTUAN APHID in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 360 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     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FRANCINE 5021              18  15  4   82 AMAZON ELITE (536)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REIDI 5133                  8   7  0   55 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 5   2  0   45 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TSOMEGH 5132                8   7  1   41 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FRANCINE 5021.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RAZOR WYRM 5179.  The ten other most popular fighters were LURCH 5135, HANNAH 
5059, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178, HAROCH 5177, FRANCINE 5021, REIDI 
5133, TSOMEGH 5132, DROGOI 5156, and POLAR WORM 4338.

The least popular fighter this week was APPLE 5169.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ORANGE 5168, POLAR WORM 4338, DROGOI 5156, TSOMEGH 5132, REIDI 5133, 
FRANCINE 5021, HAROCH 5177, CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, and HANNAH 
5059.

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

REAP THE FIELD (51-5088) SORROW'S HARVEST (542)