DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2003    Duedate: 08/19/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-296

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DISORDER
PARANOIA (702)
(65-6419) [14-6-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DISORDER                       HORRID
PARANOIA (702)                 LEGION IV (595)
(65-6419) [14-6-1,109]         (65-6385) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHURRO THE HOOK                CHURRO THE HOOK
REFUGEES (377)                 REFUGEES (377)
(65-6335) [13-36-1,76]         (65-6335) [13-36-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (705)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOUBLE VISION (627)         26
2. REFUGEES (377)              23      ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
3. ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)     20      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)          18
5. OZ 3 (554)                  10       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*OZ 2 (556)                 2   0  0  100   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)          8  5 0
 2/ 2*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   2   0  0  100   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 3/ 3*LEGION IV (595)            2   0  0  100   3/ 4 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 1
 4- 5*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   5   2  0 71.4   4/ 3 PARANOIA (702)            4  3 0
 5- 7 NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)  47  23  5 67.1   5/ 6 THE IMMORTALS (199)       3  0 0
 6/ 9 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   34  21  0 61.8   6/ 8*OZ 2 (556)                2  0 0
 7/ 8 DARK TOADS (705)          45  28  1 61.6   7/ 9*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  2  0 0
 8/10 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    107  77  4 58.2   8/10*LEGION IV (595)           2  0 0
 9/11 THE IMMORTALS (199)      299 267  7 52.8   9/13*OZ 3 (554)                2  2 0
10/12 PARANOIA (702)            38  34  8 52.8  10- 5 JACK ATTACK (534)         1  0 0
11/13*OZ 3 (554)                 2   2  0 50.0  11-11 NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)  1  0 0
12/ 0*DOUBLE VISION (627)        1   1  0 50.0  12-12*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
13/14 REFUGEES (377)           267 336  7 44.3  13/ 0*DOUBLE VISION (627)       1  1 0
14-15 JACK ATTACK (534)         12  16  0 42.9  14/15 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   1  2 0
15/16 SAND DANCERS (233)       545 730 12 42.7  15/ 7 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     1  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well...I had my sights on the throne and had issued a challenge to Amplitur in a
rematch of an earlier duel for the title which Amplitur won.  I figured there was a
good chance the throne would be mine with a rematch and a few subtle tweakings to my
experimental strats.  Well, the throne is in fact now mine, I just obtained a vacated
one.  I guess the next best thing to dethroning the reigning champ is to defeat his
wingmate <Masood>.  Well fought, Toad, well fought.  Scanning the ranks, unless some
of the CC's reactivate, it appears I am due for a rematch with Masood.  But stranger
things have happened so who knows what will transpire. -- Disorder

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of DAL 
SHANG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for TOO GOOD FOR ME, whose 0-1-0 this turn 
dropped them by 8 into 15th.  Ha!  OZ 3 turned their 1-1-0 turn into a 9th place rank 
in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see FOOL'S GOLD win a fight and gain 20 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FOOL'S GOLD beat DURVAN and DURVAN lost 16 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be 
getting bland, as DISORDER stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  REFUGEES was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like DARK TOADS avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  CHURRO THE HOOK 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have TOBIAS BEECHER in a challenge, going down 9 points 
for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought TOBIAS BEECHER showed great skill and promise 
when he bested KONGA DILLI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And one more turn will show if TOO GOOD 
FOR ME can successfully bloodfeud that elusive MASOOD over BEAUJOT.  Titanium shields 
and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of DAL SHANG.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISORDER 6419                14   6  1   109       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMPLITUR 6440                10   3  0   134       DARK TOADS (705)
-COTIARA 6137                 12   5  1   114       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
 MASOOD 6476                   8   4  1    91       DARK TOADS (705)
-MALACHITE 5008                6   3  0    91       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COPPERHEAD 5467              12   3  0    87       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
-SIDEWINDER 5469              11   6  2    86       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
-CINNABAR 5012                11   8  0    84       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
 LEPAR 6512                    8   0  0    81       DARK TOADS (705)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             16  19  0    77       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         13  36  1    76       REFUGEES (377)
-ONE EYED JACK 4876           10   6  0    73       JACK ATTACK (534)
 JEANINE 6467                 10  11  1    70       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEADOW ADDER 6149             8   6  1    62       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOREEN 6490                   9   5  1    58       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METHADONE 6394                9   4  0    55       PARANOIA (702)
 HUMAN 6471                    8   5  0    55       DARK TOADS (705)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            6   8  0    53       THE IMMORTALS (199)
 FOOL'S GOLD 6386              5   3  0    52       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        8   8  0    49       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514              4   2  0    47       SAND DANCERS (233)
 WAIS 6447                     8  10  0    40       DARK TOADS (705)
 MURGON 6477                   6  13  0    35       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                   8   6  1    31       SAND DANCERS (233)
 HORRID 6385                   2   0  0    25       LEGION IV (595)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OZ FOX 5454                   2   0  0    21       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
-CHIPP 6516                    1   0  0    18       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 AUGUSTUS HILL 5024            1   1  0    18       OZ 3 (554)
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           2   0  0    17       OZ 2 (556)
 MCMANUS 5027                  1   1  0    14       OZ 3 (554)
 MERCUTIO 5668                 1   0  0    13       DOUBLE VISION (627)
 KHELDAR 5665                  0   1  0    13       DOUBLE VISION (627)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          2   2  0    10       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              1   2  0     5       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PANOMIME 6472          5  3 0 PARANOIA 702          JEANINE 6467          293         
TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375  19 19 0 SAND DANCERS 233      TAIPAN 6351           292 NOT REVE
BEAUJOT 6473          10  5 0 TOO GOOD FOR ME 600   MASOOD 6476           293         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Churro the Hook -- Better luck next time.   I do so appreciate those skills though.
-- Lepar

Disorder -- Congratulations on the throne.  That was a well deserved win for you, I
must say and you look good sitting on that throne.  I'm afraid we'll have a rematch
though seeing all the inactive warriors....  I wish you luck again as long as it
doesn't cost me my head.  I'm not ready for that level of greatness. -- Masood

Marden Voss -- Wow.  I mean, geez.  I think I learned more from you than in my
previous three fights.  That was great, can we do that again? -- Human

May-Ling Shen -- How on earth are you only 5-8?  You didn't fight like a 5-8 warrior.
Heck you didn't fight like an 8-5 warrior.  You're not supposed to critically dodge
ALL of my critical attacks, letting me hit you is good for my ego.  Anyway, whatever
strategy you used, I'd try it again...wow. -- Wais

Human -- That was inhuman treatment, you toad! -- Marden Voss, justly incensed (with
coconut incense, I think)

Meadow Adder -- So laugh, see if I care!  See if I come down from the arenamaster's
shoulders!  Not until you leave the arena, I won't! -- Jesse Tavan

Sagat of Paidan -- You are low and despicable, and how DARE you be almost as tall as
I am? -- Ming the Terrible

Dengan the Trader -- And don't you try to renege on this gift certificate, either! --
Durvan

Augustus Hill -- Hey, you didn't need that knee.  You've got two, after all. -- Dilys
tyl Kogan

Wais -- Tough.  I'm keeping my skills close to my chest. -- Marden Voss

Lepar -- I never worry on Wednesdays. -- Jesse Tavan

Lepar -- That was disconcerting.  I thought you would be a toad, and you turned out
to be a celebrated jumping frog.  Oh, well. -- Churro

Don't look at me that way!  I owed One-Eyed Yofan money, and he told me I had to lose
to him. -- Murgon

If I were Dengan the Trader, I'd find some other way to pay the warehouse rent. --
Koreen

Horrid -- You REALLY are! -- Konga Dilli

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

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEPAR unbelievably bested CHURRO THE HOOK in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
HUMAN was vanquished by MARDEN VOSS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WAIS was subdued by MAY-LING SHEN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
FOOL'S GOLD vanquished DURVAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MCMANUS was overpowered by MURGON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OZ FOX bested DILYS TYL KOGAN in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
TOBIAS BEECHER defeated KONGA DILLI in a 1 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
DISORDER bested MASOOD in a popular 1 minute Title competition.
JEANINE was overcome by MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute melee.
MING THE TERRIBLE slimly won victory over ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 5 minute duel.
KOREEN vanquished DENGAN THE TRADER in a popular 3 minute brutal one-sided duel.
JESSE TAVAN handily defeated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
AUGUSTUS HILL demolished HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HORRID handily defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KHELDAR was subdued by OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 3 minute brawl.
MERCUTIO beat HERROL TWO-FINGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   5 -  0      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  17 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  17 -  0      23  |

Turn 296 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DISORDER 6419              14   6  1  109 PARANOIA (702)
STRIKING ATTACK  MASOOD 6476                 8   4  1   91 DARK TOADS (705)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                  8   0  0   81 DARK TOADS (705)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                 9   5  1   58 REFUGEES (377)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514            4   2  0   47 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHURRO THE HOOK 6335.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHURRO THE HOOK 6335.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOREEN 6490, 
LEPAR 6512, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, OZ FOX 5454, TOBIAS BEECHER 5035, FOOL'S GOLD 6386, 
MURGON 6477, DISORDER 6419, MASOOD 6476, and JEANINE 6467.

The least popular fighter this week was KONGA DILLI 6519.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MCMANUS 5027, DURVAN 6491, WAIS 6447, HUMAN 6471, AUGUSTUS HILL 
5024, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, MARDEN VOSS 6397, MERCUTIO 5668, 
and KHELDAR 5665.