DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2004    Duedate: 02/12/2004

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-323

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE BUM
FAVORITE GUYS (186)
(61-3178) [16-18-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BUM                        POSITION IS EMPTY
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            
(61-3178) [16-18-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE BUM                        TAIL IN THE AIR
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            ARENA FELINES (341)
(61-3178) [16-18-0,97]         (61-3148) [4-1-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAVORITE GUYS (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         20
2. D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)      18      ARENA FELINES (341)
3. ARENA FELINES (341)         11      Unchartered Team
4. FIST OF RAGE (368)           0
5. PISSED AT WORK (360)         0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 PISSED AT WORK (360)      30  12  1 71.4   1/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (341)      111  71  9 61.0   2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (341)       2  0 0
 3- 3*BLADES OF TERROR (348)     5   4  0 55.6   3- 4*FIST OF RAGE (368)        2  0 0
 4- 4*FIST OF RAGE (368)         2   2  0 50.0   4- 2 PISSED AT WORK (360)      2  1 0
 5/ 0 D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)    58  65  7 47.2   5/ 0 D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)    1  0 0
 6/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      353 417  9 45.8   6- 5*BLADES OF TERROR (348)    1  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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MARTINE, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  HENRY DEARE was bested by ELKIN HEMROCK and drops 11 
points.  Try as hard as the PISSED AT WORK stable might, they were unable to find 
their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) SWINGLINED SUE before this week's fights.  In front 
of all the crowds, THE BUM took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum 
two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
FREDDIE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JURINE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BUM 3178                 16  18  0    97       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWINGLINED SUE 3196          13   2  0   113       PISSED AT WORK (360)
 ELKIN HEMROCK 2596           10   3  0    93       D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FROSTBYTE 2624               13   7  1    90       D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)
-ROBESPIERRE 3098              5   2  0    84       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-ALPHABETIZED AL 3203          8   5  1    82       PISSED AT WORK (360)
 MARTINE 3231                 12   7  0    80       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 HENRY DEARE 3271              8   1  1    69       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A BELL AZIZIZI 3272           8   0  1    66       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 TAIL IN THE AIR 3148          4   1  0    60       ARENA FELINES (341)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDDIE 3096                 13  13  0    52       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                  
-BURNOUT 2635                  2   1  0    20       D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)
-RUSH ORDERED RON 3263         1   0  0    10       PISSED AT WORK (360)
-KRYSTA 3259                   1   1  0     8       FIST OF RAGE (368)
-ASH 3262                      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?
FRATSFA SLAVE 7        0  1 0   1                   A BELL AZIZIZI 3272   323 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robespierre -- WHAT a nasty disposition you have! -- Martine

Swinglined Sue -- I don't see you as being a nice lady.  No way. -- The Bum

And three wins over standbys.  How exciting. -- Jorja

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

TAIL IN THE AIR bested FREDDIE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ELKIN HEMROCK devastated HENRY DEARE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE BUM overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
A BELL AZIZIZI assassinated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MARTINE devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   1 -  1      91  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  2      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  2      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 323 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         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ELKIN HEMROCK 2596         10   3  0   93 D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)
WALL OF STEEL    MARTINE 3231               12   7  0   80 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HENRY DEARE 3271            8   1  1   69 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
AIMED BLOW       A BELL AZIZIZI 3272         8   0  1   66 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
BASHING ATTACK   TAIL IN THE AIR 3148        4   1  0   60 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 TAIL IN THE AIR 3148.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELKIN HEMROCK 
2596, THE BUM 3178, A BELL AZIZIZI 3272, MARTINE 3231, FREDDIE 3096, HENRY DEARE 
3271,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HENRY DEARE 3271.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FREDDIE 3096, MARTINE 3231, A BELL AZIZIZI 3272, THE BUM 3178, 
ELKIN HEMROCK 2596, TAIL IN THE AIR 3148,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

THE BUM (61-3178) FAVORITE GUYS (186)