DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2004    Duedate: 01/15/2004

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-321

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWINGLINED SUE
PISSED AT WORK (360)
(61-3196) [12-2-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWINGLINED SUE                 ROBESPIERRE
PISSED AT WORK (360)           BLADES OF TERROR (348)
(61-3196) [12-2-0,105]         (61-3098) [4-2-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE BUM                        MARTINE
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            FAVORITE GUYS (186)
(61-3178) [15-17-0,92]         (61-3231) [11-6-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAVORITE GUYS (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         42
2. ARENA FELINES (341)         21      PISSED AT WORK (360)
3. FIST OF RAGE (368)          14      Unchartered Team
4. PISSED AT WORK (360)         7
5. BLADES OF TERROR (348)      -5      BLADES OF TERROR (348)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PISSED AT WORK (360)      29  12  1 70.7   1/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (341)      110  71  9 60.8   2/ 2 PISSED AT WORK (360)      4  1 0
 3/ 4*BLADES OF TERROR (348)     4   4  0 50.0   3/ 4 ARENA FELINES (341)       2  0 0
 4/ 6*FIST OF RAGE (368)         2   2  0 50.0   4/ 5*FIST OF RAGE (368)        2  2 0
 5/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      347 413  8 45.7   5/ 3*BLADES OF TERROR (348)    2  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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): COA PATTY of KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                   (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  JURINE needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for TAIL IN 
THE AIR?  ARENA FELINES' proud of him after beating FREDDIE and getting 21 points.  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SWINGLINED SUE should let 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the 
top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  FAVORITE GUYS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 347-413-8 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
BLADES OF TERROR's been avoiding FAVORITE GUYS so much?  Or is it just that they're 
too scared?  Can FAVORITE GUYS' FREDDIE be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  People were asking me did ROBESPIERRE REALLY 
challenge THE BUM?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but THE BUM wants me to write about it since he 
subdued ROBESPIERRE.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  JURINE is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWINGLINED SUE 3196          12   2  0   105       PISSED AT WORK (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BUM 3178                 15  17  0    92       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALPHABETIZED AL 3203          8   5  1    82       PISSED AT WORK (360)
 MARTINE 3231                 11   6  0    79       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBESPIERRE 3098              4   2  0    60       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 HENRY DEARE 3271              7   0  1    57       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A BELL AZIZIZI 3272           6   0  0    53       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 TAIL IN THE AIR 3148          3   1  0    49       ARENA FELINES (341)
 FREDDIE 3096                 12  12  0    48       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-KIT-KAT 3128                  4   4  1    39       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M.C. CAT 3124                 4   5  0    27       ARENA FELINES (341)
-PUTTY TAT 3129                5   2  1    26       ARENA FELINES (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUSH ORDERED RON 3263         1   0  0    10       PISSED AT WORK (360)
 ASH 3262                      1   1  0     8       FIST OF RAGE (368)
 KRYSTA 3259                   1   1  0     8       FIST OF RAGE (368)
-COOL CAT 3147                 1   1  0     4       ARENA FELINES (341)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WHITED OUT WALLY 3198  0  1 0 PISSED AT WORK 360    STONE GOLEM 26        321 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Swinglined Sue -- Oh, good.  Write a column! -- Martine

I guess there aren't any vet's benefits here, or the mercenary wouldn't have to fight
in the arena, right?  Well, tough on him!  Nyah nyah. -- The Bum

Robspierre -- (confused look)  But I don't know anything about it! -- Freddie

Oh, a Userous Merchant.  Worthless. -- A Bell Azizizi

I could say the same of the Fratsfa Slave.  These Andorian types are worthless, too.
-- Henry Deare

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHITED OUT WALLY was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ROBESPIERRE was vanquished by THE BUM in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TAIL IN THE AIR overpowered FREDDIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SWINGLINED SUE devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MARTINE bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
A BELL AZIZIZI overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
HENRY DEARE devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KRYSTA overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
ASH won victory over MORDANT 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                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  2      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 321 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-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SWINGLINED SUE 3196        12   2  0  105 PISSED AT WORK (360)
WALL OF STEEL    MARTINE 3231               11   6  0   79 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HENRY DEARE 3271            7   0  1   57 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
AIMED BLOW       A BELL AZIZIZI 3272         6   0  0   53 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
BASHING ATTACK   TAIL IN THE AIR 3148        3   1  0   49 ARENA FELINES (341)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE BUM 3178.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARTINE 3231.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE BUM 3178, SWINGLINED 
SUE 3196, TAIL IN THE AIR 3148, HENRY DEARE 3271, KRYSTA 3259, ASH 3262, ROBESPIERRE 
3098, WHITED OUT WALLY 3198, FREDDIE 3096, and A BELL AZIZIZI 3272.

The least popular fighter this week was A BELL AZIZIZI 3272.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FREDDIE 3096, WHITED OUT WALLY 3198, ROBESPIERRE 3098, ASH 
3262, KRYSTA 3259, HENRY DEARE 3271, TAIL IN THE AIR 3148, SWINGLINED SUE 3196, THE 
BUM 3178, and MARTINE 3231.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff