DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/26/2003    Duedate: 10/23/2003

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-161

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GHASTLY MIGRAINE
HANGOVERS (265)
(59-2324) [19-17-5,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GHASTLY MIGRAINE               POSITION IS EMPTY
HANGOVERS (265)                
(59-2324) [19-17-5,135]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GHASTLY MIGRAINE               GHASTLY MIGRAINE
HANGOVERS (265)                HANGOVERS (265)
(59-2324) [19-17-5,135]        (59-2324) [19-17-5,135]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE EXPLORERS (21)          26
2. ISLANDERS (247)             23      NOT QUITE (240)
3. HANGOVERS (265)              9      Unchartered Team
4. NOT QUITE (240)              7
5. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)      3      SHIRAK! I (31)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NOT QUITE (240)           19  10  1 65.5   1/ 3 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  10  5 0
 2- 2 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)     40  23  0 63.5   2/ 1 HANGOVERS (265)           8  3 1
 3/ 4 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   44  32  3 57.9   3/ 2 THE EXPLORERS (21)        8  7 0
 4/ 5 HANGOVERS (265)          109  87 12 55.6   4/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 0
 5/ 6 THE EXPLORERS (21)       126 103  6 55.0   5- 4 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)     4  4 0
 6/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          131 208  5 38.6   6/ 6 NOT QUITE (240)           3  1 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ILLIS games.  Former top team HANGOVERS was unseated 
this week as IMPROVED ILLUSION moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which ISLANDERS 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
FLAMING DRAMBUIE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested HOFFA WITH HAIR and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, GLENN put down OOKAZI, causing him to lose 11 
points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on HIGH ELF as he bore arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of 
reigning Duelmaster IMMOVEABLE OBJECT.  Not for nothing has IMMOVEABLE OBJECT in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its combat 
skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ILLIS these days is IMPROVED ILLUSION.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding IMPROVED ILLUSION.  Indeed it was 
HANGOVERS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  
MACAULIFFE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ILLIS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  IMMOVEABLE OBJECT has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell 
of its recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  Some say a 
warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324        19  17  5   135       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326        23  14  1   111       HANGOVERS (265)
-SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323         14   4  1   104       HANGOVERS (265)
 HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297         14   2  0    96       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR PRANCELOT 2286           12   3  0    89       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 LUCIA 2256                   22  13  1    87       ISLANDERS (247)
-SIR TIPPER 2287              11   3  0    87       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 DUFF 2180                     5  65  0    81       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUBIS 2395                   7   2  0    62       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 EVANGELION 2340               8   6  1    57       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACAULIFFE 1811               5   9  2    55       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-ATTA-BOY 2363                 5   3  0    53       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 GLENN 2415                    4   1  0    49       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 SLAKER 2284                  10  12  0    42       ISLANDERS (247)
 OOKAZI 2401                   5   3  1    38       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEWIS 2402                    5   3  0    31       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 UMI 2414                      3   3  0    28       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-CHUCKLER 2381                 5   2  0    26       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 COOK 2419                     3   1  0    25       THE EXPLORERS (21)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING MOE 2420              2   1  0    19       HANGOVERS (265)
 WIMPIRA 2421                  2   1  0    14       ISLANDERS (247)
 AMMER EAD 2425                1   0  0    13       ISLANDERS (247)
 KIRK 2417                     2   2  0     8       THE EXPLORERS (21)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY CAESAR 2422            1   1  1     5       HANGOVERS (265)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          IMMOVEABLE OBJEC 2110 161 NONE    
ALABAMA SLAMMER 2392   0  2 0 HANGOVERS 265         MACAULIFFE 1811       157 JUST REV
BLA-BLA 2364           5  2 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 258   EVANGELION 2340       157 REVENGED
SIR WILLIAMS 2423      0  1 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 258   BLOODY CAESAR 2422    160         
COMPLACENT CRAIG 2374  0  1 0 NOT QUITE 240         HIGH ELF 19           161 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Flaming Drambuie -- If you knew my stats, the embarrassment would be yours. -- HWH

MacAullife -- You get a Bloodfeud challenge again, but the KD is getting lowered as a
kill is not the objective at this time, rather an attempt to control who fights who
in the Champions class. -- Ghastly Migraine

Hoffa With Hair -- I'm impressed.  Trying again with a slightly higher OE. -- Flaming
Drambuie

Wimpira -- Nice rating, that qualifies you as DM now I believe. -- Flaming Moe

Unforgiven -- I thought you said Sir Williams would make an appearance in the
rankings?  I guess he doesn't have the stomach for Clam juice. -- Bloody Caesar

HWH -- When I told Rogers that Hamp beat you, he nearly fell out of his chair.  As a
matter of fact he was still giggling when he stepped out onto the sand in Talahya. --
Kellog

Putzasm -- Wow, your alliance runs in a lot of arenas, although I'm not going to go
around and ask for VD.  I'll only ask why they're not here.  Do they fear the wrath
of Kellog?  Let me ask you this, when is the last time you or your so-called alliance
won six of the seven awards on one turn, much less the two turns in a row that I, by
myself, accomplished.  When is the last time you or your so-called alliance
controlled the throne for more than one turn.  How about an easy one.  Could you and
your alliance total over 100 wins here as I, by myself, have accomplished here.  I
have but one last goal to accomplish and that is to claim the prize of most wins in
this arena and I have only four more wins to catch the Islanders.  I think that when
I accomplish that my domination of this arena will be complete and my claim on this
arena indisputable. -- Kellog

Slaker -- Wow, you really aren't very good, are you?  Of course you did have to go
against the great John Glenn, Second American to reach outer-space, Senator of the
great state of Illinois and oldest American Senator back to space.  You never really
had a chance did you? -- Glenn

Slaker -- Glenn left off a few of his accomplishments.  Ring leader of the Keating 5
selling out his principles for that last trip to space.  Let's face it, the guy is
SCUM. -- Kellog

Flaming Drambuie -- Rogers is not bitter, just disappointed.  He knows that HWH's
record has more to do with luck than talent and wanted to prove it before he left.
He also knows that HWH wouldn't dare show up at Talahya for the ass whippin' he
deserves. -- Kellog

Ghastly Migraine -- I believe you.  And now, if you don't mind, I'm going to take
some aspirins. -- Lucia

Immoveable Object -- Aww, I didn't want to be Duelmaster anyway. -- Hamp

Sir Prancelot -- Oh, good, good, another loss!  Thanks. -- Duff
P.S.  And no skills to get in my way.  I do appreciate that.
P.P.S.  You're doing fine.

Flaming Moe -- (fierce and disdainful frown)  You weren't flaming ENOUGH.  I want to
see you TURNED TO CINDERS. -- Wimpira

Macauliffe -- I figured a cute little elfess like you really needed the win, you
know?  And I'm real generous.  I'm widely known for it. -- Slaker

Hoffa with Hair -- (superior look) -- Hamp

Immoveable Object -- You're so (choke) kind. -- Lucia

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

IMMOVEABLE OBJECT unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
COMPLACENT CRAIG was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
GHASTLY MIGRAINE defeated MACAULIFFE in a 3 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title duel.
FLAMING DRAMBUIE defeated HOFFA WITH HAIR in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
GLENN outwaited OOKAZI in a 12 minute beginner vs. veteran upset Challenge brawl.
UMI devastated KIRK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BLOODY CAESAR was handily defeated by COOK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
FLAMING MOE lost to LEWIS in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
LUCIA savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 4 minute gruesome duel.
DUFF narrowly defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 4 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ANUBIS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SLAKER was devastated by EVANGELION in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
WIMPIRA subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
AMMER EAD overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  2      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  27 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  14 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  0      35  |

Turn 161 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     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324      19  17  5  135 HANGOVERS (265)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326      23  14  1  111 HANGOVERS (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297       14   2  0   96 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
TOTAL PARRY      LUCIA 2256                 22  13  1   87 ISLANDERS (247)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANUBIS 2395                 7   2  0   62 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 2340             8   6  1   57 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOFFA 
WITH HAIR 2297, FLAMING MOE 2420, SLAKER 2284, LUCIA 2256, MACAULIFFE 1811, FLAMING 
DRAMBUIE 2326, DUFF 2180, ANUBIS 2395, EVANGELION 2340, and UMI 2414.

The least popular fighter this week was GLENN 2415.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OOKAZI 2401, LEWIS 2402, BLOODY CAESAR 2422, KIRK 2417, COMPLACENT 
CRAIG 2374, AMMER EAD 2425, WIMPIRA 2421, COOK 2419, UMI 2414, and EVANGELION 2340.

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

IMMOVEABLE OBJECT (59-2110) NOT QUITE (240)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIMBACK 834 (47-23-0)                 10  3  1         DAMAGE INC.          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RYRELEE 478 (21-13-0)                  4  3  0         DAMAGE INC.          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLAGUEBEARER 2221 (13-3-1)             2  1  0  DEAD   SHADOWLAND           
SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323 (14-4-1)          0  3  0         HANGOVERS            
SVAD BONEGRIN 954 (14-13-0)            0  3  0         DAMAGE INC.          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297 (13-0-0)          3  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382 (4-2-0)         2  1  0  DEAD   HANGOVERS            

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UMI 2414 (1-2-0)                       1  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION