DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2003    Duedate: 08/04/2003

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-307

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PIPE LAYER
WORKING MEN (289)
(63-2406) [11-3-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIPE LAYER                     MALICHAI
WORKING MEN (289)              WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2406) [11-3-0,110]         (63-2396) [6-1-0,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPEEDBUMP                      WANDERING JO
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2376) [18-29-0,83]         (63-2411) [19-15-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)    51
2. WORKING MEN (289)           12      WORKING MEN (289)
3. THE EXILED ONES (31)        11      Unchartered Team
4. SURPRISE! (288)              0
5. THE MOTHERSHIP 6 (297)       0      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE MOTHERSHIP 6 (297)     3   0  0  100   1/ 2*WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  9  5 2
 2- 2 SURPRISE! (288)           16   4  0 80.0   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 WORKING MEN (289)         11   4  0 73.3   3/ 3 WHY KNOT (201)            4  4 0
 4/ 5*WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  21  13  4 61.8   4/ 5 WORKING MEN (289)         3  0 0
 5/ 6 THE EXILED ONES (31)     369 308 13 54.5   5- 4*THE MOTHERSHIP 6 (297)    2  0 0
 6/ 7 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     81  91  4 47.1   6- 7 SURPRISE! (288)           1  1 0
 7/ 8 WAYFARERS (248)          329 390  6 45.8   7/ 8 THE EXILED ONES (31)      1  2 0
 8/ 9 WHY KNOT (201)           130 213  7 37.9   8/ 6 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     1  4 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): CONAN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): TAOS of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): ORION ORANGE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 466): DAISY JANUARY of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 459): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): INFERNO of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
             (turn 452): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): DESPICABLE DUCK of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             FARMER'S GIRL of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
                          WETBOX of BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)
              (turn 315): SMOOCHY of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in AMEN-TEI this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WAYFARERS is pushed out of top team by WAY OF THE BLADE 2, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, BRAWNE fought HANGMAN and gained 16 
points and contributed to WAY OF THE BLADE 2's 3-1-0.  HANGMAN has lost to BRAWNE, 
falling 15 points, while helping make WHY KNOT a 1-1-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, RHYTHM METHOD has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And 
not without some honor, PIPE LAYER now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
AMEN-TEI.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Warty Toad?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  WHY KNOT has cause to stand tall, 
as they were AMEN-TEI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding WHY KNOT more than any other team we find WAY OF THE BLADE 2.  
AMEN-TEI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that SPEEDBUMP from WAYFARERS was AMEN-TEI's most challenged warrior this 
turn.  In a brave attempt, MALICHAI from WAY OF THE BLADE 2 challenged up 24 points 
to fight SPEEDBUMP from the WAYFARERS stable.  MALICHAI perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he beat SPEEDBUMP and ended up with 81 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that AMEN-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in AMEN-TEI and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in AMEN-TEI again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIPE LAYER 2406              11   3  0   110       WORKING MEN (289)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHYTHM METHOD 2400           13   4  0   113       SURPRISE! (288)
 DRIFTER 2397                 23  13  1   108       WAYFARERS (248)
 XINGARA 2352                 23  18  0    95       THE EXILED ONES (31)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360         15  16  0    90       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 WANDERING JO 2411            19  15  1    86       WAYFARERS (248)
 SPEEDBUMP 2376               18  29  0    83       WAYFARERS (248)
 MALICHAI 2396                 6   1  0    81       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORDIAN 2104                 11   4  0    58       WHY KNOT (201)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAWNE 2518                   3   0  1    49       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
-CURVACEOUS CORRY 2387         8   7  0    39       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-BLACK ARCANUM 2509            3   0  0    37       THE MOTHERSHIP 6 (297)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COPERNICUS 2403               2   0  0    32       SURPRISE! (288)
 HANGMAN 1631                  7   8  1    30       WHY KNOT (201)
 PASSER BY 2513                2   4  0    26       WAYFARERS (248)
-SEVERIN 2394                  3   3  0    24       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENUS 2517                  2   1  1    21       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISE 2404                     1   0  0     9       SURPRISE! (288)
-KILLER KINCY 2512             2   2  0     8       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-BRUTAL BIRDSMAN 2514          1   1  0     4       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 HOBO JO 2520                  1   1  0     4       WAYFARERS (248)
-SINISTER SANDRO 2462          0   1  0     1       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MARKOS 2393            3  4 1 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 ARENAMASTER MALAKO 23 307 NONE    
HALF HITCH 2490        7  7 1 WHY KNOT 201          BRAWNE 2518           306         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rhythm Method -- Is that supposed to be three-four time, or four-four?  I never
remember these things. -- Wandering Jo

M. Chardinee.  Need I say more? -- Drifter

Razortoothrotey -- I hope you CHOKE on your almost winning record. -- Speedbump the
ungenerous, except I was too generous with the skills

Who would trust that so-called Trustworthy Scribe?  Not me. -- Passer By

I should have ripped that Constable's face off!  "Friendly"?  Not hardly.  Forward to
the point of offense is what. -- Hobo Jo

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARKOS was butchered by ARENAMASTER MALAKOEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAZORTOOTHROTEY was devastated by PIPE LAYER in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
MALICHAI demolished SPEEDBUMP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DRIFTER devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WANDERING JO was luckily beaten by XINGARA in a 2 minute master's match.
HANGMAN was vanquished by BRAWNE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GORDIAN overpowered PASSER BY in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SILENUS handily defeated HOBO JO in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  17 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 307 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PIPE LAYER 2406            11   3  0  110 WORKING MEN (289)
WALL OF STEEL    DRIFTER 2397               23  13  1  108 WAYFARERS (248)
TOTAL PARRY      XINGARA 2352               23  18  0   95 THE EXILED ONES (31)
SLASHING ATTACK  WANDERING JO 2411          19  15  1   86 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPEEDBUMP 2376.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WANDERING JO 2411.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIPE LAYER 2406, 
MALICHAI 2396, DRIFTER 2397, GORDIAN 2104, SILENUS 2517, XINGARA 2352, BRAWNE 2518, 
RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360, HANGMAN 1631, and MARKOS 2393.

The least popular fighter this week was HOBO JO 2520.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PASSER BY 2513, SPEEDBUMP 2376, MARKOS 2393, HANGMAN 1631, 
RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360, BRAWNE 2518, XINGARA 2352, SILENUS 2517, GORDIAN 2104, and 
DRIFTER 2397.