DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2004    Duedate: 02/03/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-308

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEANINE
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
(65-6467) [16-17-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARDEN VOSS                    THE PROFESSOR
SAND DANCERS (233)             CARD SHARKS (712)
(65-6397) [23-24-0,113]        (65-6550) [1-3-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEANINE                        MARDEN VOSS
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6467) [16-17-1,105]        (65-6397) [23-24-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          41
2. PARANOIA (702)              20      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. CARD SHARKS (712)           13      Unchartered Team
4. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        9
5. REFUGEES (377)               4      CARD SHARKS (712)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   6   2  0 75.0   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2- 2 DARK TOADS (705)          69  41  3 62.7   2/ 1 REFUGEES (377)            7  5 1
 3/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    113  83  4 57.7   3/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     3  0 0
 4/ 0 PARANOIA (702)            43  37  8 53.8   4- 5 JACK ATTACK (534)         2  0 0
 5/ 4 THE IMMORTALS (199)      305 273  7 52.8   5/ 4 THE IMMORTALS (199)       2  1 0
 6- 5*NO FEAR (700)              2   2  1 50.0   6- 3 DARK TOADS (705)          2  2 0
 7/ 6 REFUGEES (377)           291 359  8 44.8   7- 8*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
 8- 7 JACK ATTACK (534)         14  18  0 43.8   8/ 7*CARD SHARKS (712)         1  2 0
 9/ 8 SAND DANCERS (233)       580 755 12 43.4   9/ 0 PARANOIA (702)            0  2 0
10/ 9*CARD SHARKS (712)          3   5  1 37.5  10- 9*NO FEAR (700)             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

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, REFUGEES, since SAND DANCERS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  TOO GOOD FOR ME turned 
their 1-0-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 5-0-0 is nice, but don't 
get cocky, SAND DANCERS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see DURVAN win a fight and gain 14 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ONE-EYED YOFAN beat KOREEN and KOREEN lost 8 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be getting 
bland, as JEANINE stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DAL SHANG?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  JACK ATTACK was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like CARD SHARKS avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  CHURRO THE SPIKE 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEANINE 6467                 16  17  1   105       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             23  24  0   113       SAND DANCERS (233)
-ONE EYED JACK 4876           12   7  0    96       JACK ATTACK (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485           12  14  0    84       THE IMMORTALS (199)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       15  13  0    82       SAND DANCERS (233)
-LEPAR 6512                   12   3  0    81       DARK TOADS (705)
-METHADONE 6394               11   4  0    81       PARANOIA (702)
 DURVAN 6491                  14  12  1    79       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             12   6  0    76       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MURGON 6477                  13  18  1    67       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONGA DILLI 6519              8   7  0    62       REFUGEES (377)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          9   7  0    61       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOREEN 6490                  14  12  1    55       REFUGEES (377)
-SHOVELING SANDY 3584          3   3  0    54       STORMNITE SANDBAGGER (401)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIPP 6516                    2   0  0    25       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
-THE PERFECT PLAYER 6552       1   0  1    16       CARD SHARKS (712)
 THE PROFESSOR 6550            1   3  0    16       CARD SHARKS (712)
-DEVILFISH 6551                1   0  0    15       CARD SHARKS (712)
-PROCTOPHOBIA 6354             2   0  1    12       NO FEAR (700)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         3   1  0    10       REFUGEES (377)
-JACK HANDEY 4869              0   1  0     1       JACK ATTACK (534)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DENGAN THE TRADER 10   0  1 0   1                   MURGON 6477           308 NONE    
NUMB THE PAIN 6537     0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          QUEEN OF STEEL 25     308 NONE    
DEPRESSION 6526        0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          MASTER JAI ARRAL 23   308 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-Eyed Jack -- (outraged glare)  You took the win and SIX skills? -- Ming the
Terribly Upset

Lepar -- Of course I tried to bury you in the sands.  That is the proper fate for
toads! -- Marden Voss

May-Ling Shen -- Again we meet.  (sigh) -- Jesse Tavan

I lost to a standby?  How embarrassing. -- Durvan
P.S.  It must have been the hangover.

Well, at least I BEAT my standby. -- Dilys tyl Kogan
P.S.  And he didn't teach me anything at all.  I call that mean and stingy.

The Professor -- (scowling fiercely)  Some professor YOU are.  Only two skills?  You
could've taught me a lot more, you know!  I was ready. -- Churro the Spike

And three wins over standbys.  (sigh) -- Zarla, for the Refugees

Jeanine -- Which hill would that be?  There's lots of 'em around. -- Murgon

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

NUMB THE PAIN was butchered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEPRESSION was butchered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JEANINE demolished MAY-LING SHEN in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
MARDEN VOSS savagely defeated MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 4 minute master's duel.
JESSE TAVAN defeated MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute bloody match.
MING THE TERRIBLE outwaited CAPTIAN LENSAR in a popular 7 minute duel.
MURGON butchered DENGAN THE TRADER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
KOREEN was defeated by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a action packed 1 minute melee.
DURVAN viciously subdued CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
DILYS TYL KOGAN overpowered SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
KONGA DILLI overpowered MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
CHURRO THE SPIKE was defeated by THE PROFESSOR in a 1 minute bloody novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 308 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      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     15  13  0   82 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                14  12  1   79 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           12   6  0   76 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KONGA DILLI 6519            8   7  0   62 REFUGEES (377)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                14  12  1   55 REFUGEES (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JEANINE 6467.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARDEN VOSS 6397.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURGON 6477, JESSE 
TAVAN 6514, DURVAN 6491, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, KONGA DILLI 6519, THE PROFESSOR 6550, 
JEANINE 6467, KOREEN 6490, NUMB THE PAIN 6537, and DEPRESSION 6526.

The least popular fighter this week was CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, DEPRESSION 6526, 
NUMB THE PAIN 6537, KOREEN 6490, JEANINE 6467, THE PROFESSOR 6550, KONGA DILLI 6519, 
DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, and DURVAN 6491.