DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2004    Duedate: 01/28/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TENACULUM
GENERAL SURGERY (267)
(56-3735) [10-5-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELEVEN BLADE                   HONG KONG PHOOEY
GENERAL SURGERY (267)          LAFFALYMPICS (402)
(56-3721) [14-5-0,109]         (56-3754) [3-5-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BROKEN TOE                     4-0 PROLENE
REDHORSE (207)                 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
(56-3683) [15-20-1,75]         (56-2570) [21-17-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       40
2. REDHORSE (207)              12      REDHORSE (207)
3. LAFFALYMPICS (402)           9      Unchartered Team
4. RAGNAROK (403)               0
5. MY BATHROOM (378)            0      LAFFALYMPICS (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MY BATHROOM (378)         11   5  0 68.8   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          9  6 0
 2/ 2*LAFFALYMPICS (402)         9   6  0 60.0   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            7  7 0
 3- 3 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      45  43  5 51.1   3/ 3 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     7  8 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           333 381 13 46.6   4/ 5*LAFFALYMPICS (402)        3  2 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         282 379 14 42.7   5- 6 MY BATHROOM (378)         1  0 0
 6/ 6 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     66  92  1 41.8   6- 4 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      1  4 0
 7- 7*RAGNAROK (403)             0   2  0  0.0   7- 7*RAGNAROK (403)            0  1 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.

     Broken Toe is pathetic, but then, we knew that, didn't we?
     As I head into retirement, WITH a winning record, mind you, I am: 12-9-12-17-10-
13-11  BA.  WH, very high/moderate.  Not bad, but, let's face it, not a godling,
either.  However, despite my lack of charisma, I AM attractive, cool, trustworthy.  I
feel that these attributes will be of more use to me in life than my ability to
hammer on people.

                                        Wormy

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Advancing in the rankings was GENERAL SURGERY 
who went from last turn's 62-91-1, to this week's record of 66-92-1.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for ELEVEN BLADE, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
APPLEMINT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was APPLEMINT, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with ELEVEN BLADE.  It's a proud day for the GENERAL SURGERY stable, as their 
warrior, TENACULUM, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad REDHORSE?  Big bad REDHORSE.  Big bad REDHORSE.  ROCANIS' afraid of the big 
bad REDHORSE.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  
REDHORSE + Weapons That go Boom = LAFFALYMPICS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, BITTER VETCH would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     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.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENACULUM 3735               10   5  0   103       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721            14   5  0   109       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-HAIRY TUB 3497               10   3  0    96       MY BATHROOM (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-0 PROLENE 2570             21  17  0    90       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 APPLEMINT 3736               11   5  1    85       BAD APPLES (187)
 BROKEN TOE 3683              15  20  1    75       REDHORSE (207)
-AGIS 1499                     9   7  1    74       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           16  15  3    68       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                 9  25  0    66       BAD APPLES (187)
-CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753          6   1  0    64       LAFFALYMPICS (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONATHANNIE 3747              7   5  0    52       BAD APPLES (187)
 JAVELINO 3728                 9   8  0    35       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754         3   5  0    29       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
 HEDGEHOG 3748                 7   5  0    26       REDHORSE (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DION STARFIRE 2399            2   1  0    19       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 BITTER VETCH 3762             4   1  0    16       BAD APPLES (187)
-RAOUL 3749                    1   1  0     8       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 MONOJECT 3768                 1   0  0     8       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALOMINO 3766                 1   0  0     6       REDHORSE (207)
-SAGAN 3542                    0   2  0     2       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 DA23 3767                     0   1  0     1       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-LOSER I 3756                  0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (403)
-EINHERJAR 3758                0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wormy -- Hmmm...a number 12 blade...maybe I need to upgrade.... -- Eleven Blade

Whew!  That Rirorni Saboteur sure has a thick skin.  Like to wore me out! --
Tenaculum

Applemint -- Nice scimitar.  Sure wish I could use one that well. -- 4-0 Prolene

Deadfall -- Please don't live up to your name, you teach well! -- Eleven Blade

Wormy -- I just noticed that four out of five of you Bad Apples have winning records.
That is really scary.  I guess we'd better start expecting reversals of gravity and
frogs falling from the sky.  Brrrr! -- Broken Toe

Jonathannie -- Three skills?  I don't remember teaching you that much. -- Mountain
Goat

Captain Caveman -- I am tired of being a good sport.  I hate losing!  Rats!  Horse
poop!  Rampaging she-mutts!  To heck with you, you fight-winning poozebutt!  The
Arenamaster was blind and called the fight just as I was about to make my comeback!
I was robbed! -- Javelino

Hong Kong Phooey -- I love fighting your style.  You leap around, you make amazing
faces, you tremble and sweat and generally overact.  All for nothing.  I am Hedgehog,
hear me roar! -- Hedgehog

Jonathannie -- I didn't like your raspberry.  Be careful or I will roar at you. --
Hedgehog

Eleven Blade -- You keep doing this!  I'm practically nothing but splinters now! --
Deadfall

4-0 Prolene -- Don't you sometimes wish we had a larger arena?  I sure do!  Not that
I'm doing badly with this one, but, well, a larger, livelier society would be
acceptable. -- Applemint

Mountain Goat -- Haven't been near your bathtub lately, have you?  Phew!  A bit rank.
-- Jonathannie

Loser I -- Obviously, it was my duty to support your name. -- Bitter Vetch

Ed. -- Indeed, raspberries are a jewel among fruits.  With, of course, cream.  Or
maybe ice cream, though it's a little chilly for that right now. -- Jonathannie

     Definitely save the ice cream for summer.  Not that it's all THAT cold here, but
     still. -- Ed.

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HONG KONG PHOOEY bested BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
WORMY was bested by TENACULUM in a 2 minute Title duel.
ELEVEN BLADE demolished APPLEMINT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
4-0 PROLENE savagely defeated DEADFALL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's duel.
BROKEN TOE defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
MOUNTAIN GOAT vanquished RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JAVELINO was overpowered by JONATHANNIE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HEDGEHOG was handily defeated by RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PALOMINO slimly won victory over DA23 in a 4 minute novice's duel.
MONOJECT won victory over TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  30 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  15 -  0      40  |

Turn 342 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TENACULUM 3735             10   5  0  103 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
TOTAL PARRY      4-0 PROLENE 2570           21  17  0   90 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             11   5  1   85 BAD APPLES (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747            7   5  0   52 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728               9   8  0   35 REDHORSE (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BROKEN TOE 3683.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was 4-0 PROLENE 2570.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA23 3767, TENACULUM 
3735, BROKEN TOE 3683, ELEVEN BLADE 3721, PALOMINO 3766, HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754, 
DEADFALL 3685, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, JAVELINO 3728, and JONATHANNIE 3747.

The least popular fighter this week was HEDGEHOG 3748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were APPLEMINT 3736, BITTER VETCH 3762, MONOJECT 3768, JONATHANNIE 3747, 
JAVELINO 3728, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, DEADFALL 3685, HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754, PALOMINO 
3766, and ELEVEN BLADE 3721.

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

WORMY (56-3706) BAD APPLES (187)