DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2004    Duedate: 01/24/2004

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-323

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BETTER NOT DIE
SRETSAMLEUD (407)
(62-3982) [10-3-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BETTER NOT DIE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SRETSAMLEUD (407)              
(62-3982) [10-3-0,90]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JIMMY KIMMEL                   EVIL WEEVIL
LATE SHOW (403)                EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
(62-3913) [9-6-0,61]           (62-3779) [7-4-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SRETSAMLEUD (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAMURAI KIDS II (390)       43
2. THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)     40      SRETSAMLEUD (407)
3. THE BEARS (268)             15      Unchartered Team
4. AS SEEN ON TV (361)         11
5. EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)       9       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    30  19  0 61.2   1/ 1 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         7  3 1
 2/ 1 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         37  25  4 59.7   2/ 2 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     7  5 1
 3- 3*SOCCER STUDS (411)         8   6  0 57.1   3/ 5 LATE SHOW (403)           5  5 0
 4- 4*DEE CEE (397)              5   4  0 55.6   4/ 3 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       4  5 0
 5/ 5 THE BEARS (268)          262 213 18 55.2   5/ 6 THE BEARS (268)           3  0 0
 6/ 7 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     88  78  9 53.0   6/ 8 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   3  2 0
 7/ 0 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    29  27  2 51.8   7- 4 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    3  3 0
 8/ 6 FISH MONGERS (406)        30  28  0 51.7   8- 7 MITHRAL HALO (383)        2  2 0
 9/ 8 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      128 132  8 49.2   9/11 FISH MONGERS (406)        2  6 0
10- 9 MITHRAL HALO (383)        60  65  2 48.0  10/ 0 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    1  3 0
11-10 THE BOLT (378)            38  45  3 45.8  11- 9*DEE CEE (397)             1  3 0
12/11 LATE SHOW (403)           33  44  3 42.9  12-10*SOCCER STUDS (411)        0  1 0
13/12 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)  104 144 10 41.9  13-12 THE BOLT (378)            0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in VALAMANTIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  It seems so recently 
people were saying SAMURAI KIDS II was washed up, finished.  But 3-0-0 moved them up 
0.  I guess they're washed no more...  Major screwup at LATE SHOW.  BRUCE WILLIS lost 
18 points to BIJIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BRUCE WILLIS will provide 
more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did SPENCER wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, 
he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure VALAMANTIS is excited about BETTER NOT DIE, 
the new Duelmaster from SRETSAMLEUD.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team 
is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, SAMURAI KIDS II!  In 
my day, no team with a 85-78-9 would scare me off!  What's the problem, THE DEN OF 
SWORDS?  What do people see in EASY TWEEZE?  Hers 8-11-1?  AS SEEN ON TV ain't 
talkin', but she's got 36 points.  BETTER NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD knows how to pick 
'em.  He challenged HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS who is up by 20.  Now was this a 
wise move?  BETTER NOT DIE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory 
over HOLLY MACKEREL and ended up with 90 recognition points.  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that CRYSALIS gets in.  He fights people 
like CARSON DAILY, 13 points below.  I thought CRYSALIS showed great skill and 
promise when he was bested by CARSON DAILY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Warriors of VALAMANTIS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTER NOT DIE 3982          10   3  0    90       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPENCER 3610                 12   7  2    94       THE BOLT (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAWNRACER 3699               16  10  1    88       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 DARTH TIMMY 3781              9   3  0    87       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 ALBACORE TUNER 3954          10   2  0    83       FISH MONGERS (406)
-AKLAR 3700                   13  12  1    79       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 DOZER 3826                   18   8  0    77       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          10   3  0    75       FISH MONGERS (406)
-FREON NECROPHILA 3861         4   1  0    72       DEE CEE (397)
 EVIL WEEVIL 3779              7   4  1    70       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BET OR NOT DIE 3981           6   6  1    62       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 JIMMY KIMMEL 3913             9   6  0    61       LATE SHOW (403)
 EURO SHARK 4052               8   2  0    60       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 CARSON DAILY 3930             7   7  0    60       LATE SHOW (403)
 NINJATO 3977                  9   6  2    58       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 THE BUM 3918                  6   2  0    58       THE BEARS (268)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID LETTERMAN 3912          8   8  0    56       LATE SHOW (403)
-GED 3823                      8  11  0    55       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 BIJIN 4057                    7   3  0    52       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-JACOB 3866                    6   3  0    51       THE BOLT (378)
 MISTRESS 3928                10   9  2    50       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 AEROBED 4005                  9   2  0    43       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 DEATH WISH 3819               6   4  0    42       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908          9  11  2    40       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              8  11  1    36       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 CRYSALIS 3980                 9   4  2    35       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOU 4002                      6   4  1    33       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-BAMBOO 4075                   5   1  3    33       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-THERRU 3958                   5   4  0    32       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 BRUCE WILLIS 4053             4   3  1    31       LATE SHOW (403)
 SILENT DEATH 4033             2   5  0    29       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-PSYCO KILLER 3804             3   3  0    28       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019        5   3  0    26       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              3   2  0    25       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 ARSENIO HALL 3973             3   8  1    24       LATE SHOW (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK DAWN 4083               1   2  0    22       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-KING SAMMON 3955              4   6  0    18       FISH MONGERS (406)
-MR. BIG BAD 3943              3   1  0    14       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 SHION 4087                    1   0  0    13       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-DOCTOR DEATH 3806             2   2  0    12       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-SARTANIAN 4081                1   1  0    12       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-SAVAGE 4076                   2   1  0    10       THE BEARS (268)
-DIEGO MARADONA 4021           2   2  0     8       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-ROBERTO BAGGIO 4022           1   1  0     7       SOCCER STUDS (411)
 GOAT 4085                     1   1  0     4       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-LARGE MARGE 4070              1   1  0     4       THE BOLT (378)
-GINSU CLASSIC 4084            0   1  0     1       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BWAHAHA 3870           3  6 1 EVIL DEATH DUDES 392  HIGH ELF 19           323 NONE    
ELWEEZA CARPER 3993    0  4 0 FISH MONGERS 406      MISTRESS SITALVA 23   323 NONE    
SWORDFISH 4003         1  3 0 FISH MONGERS 406      BAMBOO 4075           321         
JIGAI 3978             5  8 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   YOU 4002              322         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- When I sat down to write my personals I realized there was not much to say
after my monster space out last turn, so here is my one required ad. -- Indimar
Flakin

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

BWAHAHA was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ELWEEZA CARPER was slaughtered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BETTER NOT DIE subdued HOLLY MACKEREL in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
BET OR NOT DIE bested MISTRESS in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
CRYSALIS was demolished by CARSON DAILY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MAGNUS PHAEDRUS was vanquished by NINJATO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BIJIN overpowered BRUCE WILLIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLACK DAWN overpowered GOAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
EVIL WEEVIL lost to DOZER in a popular 4 minute gruesome expert's duel.
ALBACORE TUNER slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 4 minute fight.
DARTH TIMMY handily defeated DAVID LETTERMAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DEATH WISH was subdued by EURO SHARK in a 2 minute match.
JIMMY KIMMEL devastated EASY TWEEZE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE BUM demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
AEROBED overcame YOU in a popular 5 minute conflict.
ARSENIO HALL was vanquished by SILENT DEATH in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
SHION vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  17 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  33 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  25 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  57 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  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:

TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BETTER NOT DIE 3982        10   3  0   90 SRETSAMLEUD (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARTH TIMMY 3781            9   3  0   87 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
TOTAL PARRY      ALBACORE TUNER 3954        10   2  0   83 FISH MONGERS (406)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOLLY MACKEREL 3951        10   3  0   75 FISH MONGERS (406)
BASHING ATTACK   BIJIN 4057                  7   3  0   52 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JIMMY KIMMEL 3913.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was EVIL WEEVIL 3779.  The ten other most popular fighters were YOU 4002, BETTER 
NOT DIE 3982, BWAHAHA 3870, BET OR NOT DIE 3981, EURO SHARK 4052, CARSON DAILY 3930, 
NINJATO 3977, ALBACORE TUNER 3954, THE BUM 3918, and SILENT DEATH 4033.

The least popular fighter this week was AEROBED 4005.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARSENIO HALL 3973, EASY TWEEZE 3937, DAVID LETTERMAN 3912, GOAT 4085, 
BRUCE WILLIS 4053, MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908, CRYSALIS 3980, ELWEEZA CARPER 3993, DEATH 
WISH 3819, and SHION 4087.

                       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