DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2004    Duedate: 02/11/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-343

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TENACULUM
GENERAL SURGERY (267)
(56-3735) [11-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELEVEN BLADE                   CAPTAIN CAVEMAN
GENERAL SURGERY (267)          LAFFALYMPICS (402)
(56-3721) [15-5-0,114]         (56-3753) [7-1-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUNTAIN GOAT                  TENACULUM
REDHORSE (207)                 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
(56-3700) [17-15-3,92]         (56-3735) [11-5-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GENERAL SURGERY (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARNIE'S ARMY (404)          34
2. REDHORSE (207)              31      REDHORSE (207)
3. BAD APPLES (187)            21      Unchartered Team
4. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       11
5. LAFFALYMPICS (402)           2      LAFFALYMPICS (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*LAFFALYMPICS (402)        10   7  0 58.8   1/ 3 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     8  5 0
 2/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           335 384 13 46.6   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            7  7 0
 3/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         285 381 14 42.8   3/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 0
 4/ 6 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     68  93  1 42.2   4/ 4*LAFFALYMPICS (402)        3  2 0
 5/ 0*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)         1   3  0 25.0   5/ 0*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        1  3 0
 6- 7*RAGNAROK (403)             0   2  0  0.0   6- 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): ILLUMINAUGHTY of LOBOTOMATION (Manray, Marquis
                           d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 477): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 476): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 463): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 454): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 206): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 193): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 342): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 322): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 477): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 476): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 463): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 454): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 206): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 193): none
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 342): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 322): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 480): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 462): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 341): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Cool, I love this throne thing (once I cleaned all the worm goo off...).  Wormy put
up a good fight, making me use every dodge skill I know.  If he hadn't been so tired
(he went desperate after only 8 attacks) I really wonder if I would have won that
one.  Oh well, can't be helped.  Hairy Tub tells me he won't be back until the next
tourney so I guess I'll be here a while.  With my 16 con I feel fairly sure that I
can successfully defend against any stand-ins from the commish (knocking wood
anyway!).  I hope my example will inspire some younger warriors to go for the top;
the view's pretty nice from up here.

Tenaculum

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BAD APPLES, since GENERAL 
SURGERY took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see MOUNTAIN GOAT win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly. 
Tsk, tsk, JAVELINO beat HONG KONG PHOOEY and HONG KONG PHOOEY lost 7 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ROCANIS may be getting 
bland, as TENACULUM stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, 
but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ROCANIS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  REDHORSE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was LAFFALYMPICS.  Ha ha ha ha!  BITTER VETCH was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have CAPTAIN CAVEMAN in a TV challenge, going down 12 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought CAPTAIN CAVEMAN showed great skill and 
promise when he subdued JONATHANNIE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENACULUM 3735               11   5  0   108       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721            15   5  0   114       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           17  15  3    92       REDHORSE (207)
 4-0 PROLENE 2570             21  18  0    91       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLEMINT 3736               11   6  1    86       BAD APPLES (187)
 BROKEN TOE 3683              15  21  1    74       REDHORSE (207)
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753          7   1  0    73       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
 DEADFALL 3685                10  25  0    68       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONATHANNIE 3747              7   6  0    47       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVELINO 3728                10   8  0    44       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762             5   1  0    33       BAD APPLES (187)
 HEDGEHOG 3748                 7   6  0    27       REDHORSE (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754         3   6  0    22       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
 L. GLUTAMINE 3772             1   0  0    10       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
-MONOJECT 3768                 1   0  0     8       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 CANDY APPLE 3786              1   0  0     6       BAD APPLES (187)
 ROSE HIPS 3774                0   1  0     5       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 PALOMINO 3766                 1   1  0     4       REDHORSE (207)
-DA23 3767                     0   1  0     1       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-EINHERJAR 3758                0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (403)
-LOSER I 3756                  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?
FOLATE 3771            0  1 0 ARNIE'S ARMY 404      MAINAKHA-TE MASTER 22 343 NONE    
BETAINE 3770           0  1 0 ARNIE'S ARMY 404      NAIRON 19             343 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hong Kong Phooey -- That was a bitter pill to swallow. -- Bitter Vetch

Tenaculum -- (with dignity)  I wanted you to realize (and act accordingly) that you
DESERVE the throne.  Not just back into it by default. -- Wormy

Eleven Blade -- (wailing)  I've been sliced and diced! -- Applemint

4-0 Prolene -- Have we ever defeated you?  At least those three attack skills might
help next time around. -- Deadfall the semi-philosophical

Javelino -- Bah. -- Jonathannie

I don't want to be president. -- Bitter Vetch

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

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOLATE was dealt death by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
BETAINE was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN demolished JONATHANNIE in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
TENACULUM slimly won victory over APPLEMINT in a 2 minute bloody Title brawl.
ELEVEN BLADE overpowered BROKEN TOE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOUNTAIN GOAT devastated 4-0 PROLENE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DEADFALL overpowered RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JAVELINO devastated HONG KONG PHOOEY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HEDGEHOG was handily defeated by BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PALOMINO lost to L. GLUTAMINE in a 2 minute gruesome novice's duel.
ROSE HIPS lost to CANDY APPLE in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  29 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  0      43  |

Turn 343 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 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TENACULUM 3735             11   5  0  108 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
TOTAL PARRY      4-0 PROLENE 2570           21  18  0   91 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             11   6  1   86 BAD APPLES (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747            7   6  0   47 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              10   8  0   44 REDHORSE (207)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FOLATE 3771.  The ten other most popular fighters were TENACULUM 3735, L. 
GLUTAMINE 3772, CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753, ELEVEN BLADE 3721, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, JAVELINO 
3728, BITTER VETCH 3762, CANDY APPLE 3786, APPLEMINT 3736, and DEADFALL 3685.

The least popular fighter this week was HEDGEHOG 3748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754, 4-0 PROLENE 2570, BROKEN TOE 3683, JONATHANNIE 
3747, BETAINE 3770, ROSE HIPS 3774, PALOMINO 3766, DEADFALL 3685, APPLEMINT 3736, and 
CANDY APPLE 3786.