DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2004    Duedate: 02/02/2004

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-319

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELENA
SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
(63-2356) [10-2-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELENA                          FREAN
SITTIN' ON ACES (283)          SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2356) [10-2-0,107]         (63-2234) [6-0-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANDERING JO                   HOBO JO
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2411) [21-25-3,91]         (63-2520) [9-5-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAFE HAVEN (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAFE HAVEN (270)            45
2. WAYFARERS (248)              4      MONSTER CHILD (292)
3. SITTIN' ON ACES (283)        3      Unchartered Team
4. WHY KNOT (201)               0
5. MONSTER CHILD (292)        -12      SAFE HAVEN (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SAFE HAVEN (270)          21   7  3 75.0   1/ 1*SAFE HAVEN (270)         10  3 1
 2/ 3 MONSTER CHILD (292)        8   5  0 61.5   2/ 2 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     5  0 0
 3/ 4 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     14   9  0 60.9   3/ 6 MONSTER CHILD (292)       2  1 0
 4/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          352 426  8 45.2   4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)           2 12 0
 5- 6 WHY KNOT (201)           140 219  7 39.0   5- 5 WHY KNOT (201)            1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause 
for celebration, according to MONSTER CHILD.  Practice pays for FREAN, who pummelled 
ERICKA BEARICKA, to pocket 16 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 12 points to FREAN.  (Discrete enough, 
ERICKA BEARICKA?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by WANDERING 
JO, of WAYFARERS, who despite a 21-25-3 couldn't overcome AMEN-TEI's Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in AMEN-TEI is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  If challenges were horses, ERICKA BEARICKA could 
open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in AMEN-TEI would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for AMEN-TEI?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELENA 2356                   10   2  0   107       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDERING JO 2411            21  25  3    91       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREAN 2234                    6   0  0    61       SAFE HAVEN (270)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUINZE 2355                   4   3  0    52       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
 ERICKA BEARICKA 2461          8   5  0    50       MONSTER CHILD (292)
 JHANA 2233                    5   1  1    48       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 TINDEL 2231                   4   3  1    42       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 HOBO JO 2520                  9   5  0    35       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEVINE 2230                  3   1  0    33       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 PASSER BY 2513                7  11  0    32       WAYFARERS (248)
 JOE CHILL 2527                7   4  0    25       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKHEART 2232                3   2  1    21       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-ARLO 2357                     0   3  0     3       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
-KENJI 2359                    0   1  0     1       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frean -- That's damned forward of you! -- Hobo Jo

Quinze -- Hey, for a pretty little girl like you, I can be nice. -- Joe Chill

Tindel -- (mournfully)  No skills for me, huh? -- Passer By

Elena -- I'm feeling generous, what with graduating and all. -- Speedbump

(very dark thoughts) -- Wandering Jo

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FREAN bested ERICKA BEARICKA in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LOCKHEART was bested by HOBO JO in a 2 minute brutal novice vs. expert Challenge duel.
TINDEL overpowered PASSER BY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DEEVINE devastated JOE CHILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ELENA savagely defeated WANDERING JO in a 1 minute master's Title competition.
JHANA viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 8 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  18 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  1      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 319 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ELENA 2356                 10   2  0  107 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
AIMED BLOW       ERICKA BEARICKA 2461        8   5  0   50 MONSTER CHILD (292)
PARRY-STRIKE     JHANA 2233                  5   1  1   48 SAFE HAVEN (270)
BASHING ATTACK   TINDEL 2231                 4   3  1   42 SAFE HAVEN (270)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520                9   5  0   35 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WANDERING JO 2411.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HOBO JO 2520.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELENA 2356, FREAN 
2234, TINDEL 2231, DEEVINE 2230, JHANA 2233, ERICKA BEARICKA 2461, WANDERING JO 2411, 
LOCKHEART 2232, PASSER BY 2513, and JOE CHILL 2527.

The least popular fighter this week was JOE CHILL 2527.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PASSER BY 2513, LOCKHEART 2232, WANDERING JO 2411, ERICKA BEARICKA 
2461, JHANA 2233, DEEVINE 2230, TINDEL 2231, FREAN 2234, ELENA 2356, and HOBO JO 
2520.