DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2003    Duedate: 09/29/2003

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PIPE LAYER
WORKING MEN (289)
(63-2406) [15-3-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIPE LAYER                     POSITION IS EMPTY
WORKING MEN (289)              
(63-2406) [15-3-0,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPEEDBUMP                      PIPE LAYER
WAYFARERS (248)                WORKING MEN (289)
(63-2376) [19-32-0,94]         (63-2406) [15-3-0,142]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)    21
2. TOMATO ENFORCER (284)       15      WORKING MEN (289)
3. WORKING MEN (289)           10      Unchartered Team
4. SURPRISE! (288)              0
5. THE EXILED ONES (31)        -4      SPORTS GUYS (274)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SURPRISE! (288)           18   6  1 75.0   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 1
 2/ 2 WORKING MEN (289)         15   5  0 75.0   2/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  4  3 0
 3/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  27  18  4 60.0   3/ 4 WORKING MEN (289)         3  0 0
 4/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)     370 311 13 54.3   4/ 2 WHY KNOT (201)            3  3 0
 5/ 5 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     84  92  4 47.7   5/ 5 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     2  1 0
 6/ 6 WAYFARERS (248)          337 402  7 45.6   6/ 7 THE EXILED ONES (31)      1  2 0
 7/ 7 WHY KNOT (201)           134 217  7 38.2   7- 6 SURPRISE! (288)           1  2 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 AMEN-TEI since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with JOKER'S WILD?  
He actually beat WAYFARERS' JOE CHILL, and walked away with 21 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at WAYFARERS.  JOE CHILL lost 13 points to JOKER'S WILD.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe JOE CHILL will provide more easy wins...  XINGARA was 
reminded on the sands why PIPE LAYER is Duelmaster.  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.  AMEN-TEI thinks WHY KNOT and 
their 134-217-7 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my day, 
no team with a 134-215-7 would scare me off!  What's the problem, WAY OF THE BLADE 2? 
What do people see in SPEEDBUMP?  His 19-32-0?  WAYFARERS ain't talkin', but he's got 
94 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people are wondering why WAY OF THE BLADE 2 sent SILENUS 
(4-1-1) to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  Some people in 
AMEN-TEI think WAY OF THE BLADE 2 was too harsh when they sent BRAWNE (4-1-1) to the 
Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  How long have I been here?  I got people to 
see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIPE LAYER 2406              15   3  0   142       WORKING MEN (289)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICHAI 2396                 8   2  0   103       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360         18  17  0   102       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 XINGARA 2352                 24  21  0    98       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 SPEEDBUMP 2376               19  32  0    94       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDERING JO 2411            20  18  2    80       WAYFARERS (248)
 GORDIAN 2104                 13   6  0    76       WHY KNOT (201)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBO JO 2520                  4   2  0    41       WAYFARERS (248)
-CURVACEOUS CORRY 2387         8   7  0    39       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 HANGMAN 1631                  9  10  1    38       WHY KNOT (201)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COPERNICUS 2403               2   0  0    32       SURPRISE! (288)
-SEVERIN 2394                  3   3  0    24       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASSER BY 2513                3   7  0    23       WAYFARERS (248)
 JOKER'S WILD 2533             1   0  0    21       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
-WISE 2404                     1   0  0     9       SURPRISE! (288)
-KILLER KINCY 2512             2   2  0     8       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 JOE CHILL 2527                2   1  0     7       WAYFARERS (248)
-BRUTAL BIRDSMAN 2514          1   1  0     4       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-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?
SILENUS 2517           4  2 1 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 SPYMASTER 22          311 NONE    
BRAWNE 2518            4  2 1 WAY OF THE BLADE  287 HIGH ELF 19           311 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Razortoothrotey -- I wanted to break your teeth, but the arenamaster intervened.
What a party-pooper. -- Speedbump

Pipe Layer -- Who said you could use a lead pipe as a weapon? -- Wandering Jo

Hangman -- Watch it, buster!  That's not the way to fight! -- Hobo Jo

Silenus -- Drat.  You just passed me by. -- Passer By

Politeness doesn't excuse begging. -- Joe Chill

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

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

SILENUS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BRAWNE was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MALICHAI overcame SPEEDBUMP in a 2 minute Challenge match.
PIPE LAYER savagely defeated XINGARA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Title duel.
WANDERING JO was overpowered by RAZORTOOTHROTEY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GORDIAN lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute fight.
HANGMAN was bested by HOBO JO in a 2 minute bloody match.
PASSER BY handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JOE CHILL was vanquished by JOKER'S WILD in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  21 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 311 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         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PIPE LAYER 2406            15   3  0  142 WORKING MEN (289)
TOTAL PARRY      XINGARA 2352               24  21  0   98 THE EXILED ONES (31)
SLASHING ATTACK  WANDERING JO 2411          20  18  2   80 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520                4   2  0   41 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 PIPE LAYER 2406.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOBO JO 2520, MALICHAI 
2396, SPEEDBUMP 2376, RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360, GORDIAN 2104, HANGMAN 1631, PASSER BY 
2513, JOKER'S WILD 2533, BRAWNE 2518, and XINGARA 2352.

The least popular fighter this week was JOE CHILL 2527.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WANDERING JO 2411, SILENUS 2517, XINGARA 2352, BRAWNE 2518, JOKER'S 
WILD 2533, PASSER BY 2513, HANGMAN 1631, GORDIAN 2104, RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360, and 
SPEEDBUMP 2376.

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

PIPE LAYER (63-2406) WORKING MEN (289)
XINGARA (63-2352) THE EXILED ONES (31)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIS-EMBOWEL 2025 (35-33-0)             7  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
DIS-MOUNT 1970 (45-21-1)               4  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
MANUS 1783 (52-23-1)                   0  3  0         BAILE BEAG           
MOTIONLESS 1489 (55-11-0)              0  3  0         NO INDICATION        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUNT FORCE 2186 (36-12-2)             4  3  0         CAR AND DRIVER       
NAVIGATOR 2068 (38-34-0)               0  3  0         CAR AND DRIVER       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRIVEN 2398 (23-5-1)                   7  3  1         CAR AND DRIVER       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIS-FUNCTIONAL 2223 (7-2-0)            6  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
DIS-COMBOBULATE 2222 (8-1-1)           3  3  0         DIS-TEAM             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RHYTHM METHOD 2400 (13-4-0)            9  3  0         SURPRISE!            
PIPE LAYER 2406 (10-3-0)               4  3  0         WORKING MEN          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK ARCANUM 2509 (3-0-0)            12  3  1         THE MOTHERSHIP 6     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALICHAI 2396 (5-1-0)                 14  3  0         WAY OF THE BLADE 2   
SEVERIN 2394 (3-3-0)                   4  3  0         WAY OF THE BLADE 2   

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILENUS 2517 (1-1-1)                   0  3  0         WAY OF THE BLADE 2   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEAN JOE GREEN 2477 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         COLOURED PEOPLE