DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2003    Duedate: 07/30/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-262

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NATHANIEL
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2764) [16-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NATHANIEL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK TOADS (240)               
(75-2764) [16-9-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LARCENY                        ALLOCUTION
LEGALESE (253)                 LEGALESE (253)
(75-2720) [19-12-0,91]         (75-2796) [11-7-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)     45
2. DARK TOADS (240)            27      DARK TOADS (240)
3. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       19      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)            2
5. I'M HISTORY (254)            0      FOOD FIGHT (168)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       5   1  1 83.3   1/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         146  82  4 64.0   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 0
 3- 3*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)   4   3  1 57.1   3/ 4 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   6  9 2
 4- 4 I'M HISTORY (254)         42  32  4 56.8   4/ 1 LEGALESE (253)            6  9 0
 5- 6 BLOODY SKIES (148)        21  19  1 52.5   5- 5 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     5  3 1
 6/ 5 LEGALESE (253)            80  74  3 51.9   6- 8*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)  3  1 0
 7- 7 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     16  17  1 48.5   7/ 9 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  4 0
 8/ 8 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  124 148 13 45.6   8- 6 BLOODY SKIES (148)        3  7 1
 9/ 9 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     84 102  9 45.2   9- 7 I'M HISTORY (254)         1  1 0
10/10 SAND DANCERS (67)        509 773 16 39.7  10-10*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      0  1 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.

     It's no fun taking the throne by default, but since Judge had me on maintenance,
it's the only way it could have happened last cycle.  I should have taken the throne
several turns ago.  Rlight avoided me, and my slack-jawed stablemate Premeditation
took the throne (actually, Rlight avoided me, but he also forgot to fight when
Premeditation took the throne).  Oh well, better late than never.
     Chilly Charlie, I wish we could have fought for the title.  I have beaten you
before, and I would have beaten you again.  I must give you kudos for beating
Premeditation.  He is a lot better than Judge initially thought.  Morganna, nice try,
and better luck next time.  But do me a favor and lay off all that armor next time--
it's kind of bloody anyway.
     No challenges or avoids this cycle.  I will take all challenges.  Judge thought
about using me for a bloodfeud, but he finally decided that Premeditation was better
suited for that duty.  Until next time....

               Your Duelmaster,
                    Larceny

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in JADE 
MOUNTAIN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  DARK TOADS now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for SURLY SUE, 
who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing LEETOLVINA like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was MORGANNA, who 
dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with THE LARCH.  It's 
a proud day for the DARK TOADS stable, as their warrior, NATHANIEL, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that ONE NIGHT STAND was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of ONE NIGHT STAND's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause PARANOID ASYLUM beats feet every time ONE NIGHT STAND smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of MORGANNA, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
FLIGHT went after PREMEDITATION, who was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, FLIGHT defeated PREMEDITATION.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JADE MOUNTAIN have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud 
boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATHANIEL 2764               16   9  0   113       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN FRANKLIN 2727            13   6  0   110       I'M HISTORY (254)
 FLIGHT 2606                  17  11  1   100       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 THE LARCH 2788               10  11  1    98       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 LARCENY 2720                 19  12  0    91       LEGALESE (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREMEDITATION 2765           13   9  1    88       LEGALESE (253)
 ALLOCUTION 2796              11   7  0    88       LEGALESE (253)
 IAN 2747                     20  10  0    87       DARK TOADS (240)
 MORGANNA 2761                16  11  0    73       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODY 2503                    6  51  0    71       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         14  25  1    68       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENTIRIA 2754                14  15  1    67       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROTAMITON 1529               7   3  0    60       BLOODY SKIES (148)
-HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          6   4  0    60       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-PINKY OF DOOM 2422            5   1  1    59       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           14  10  1    53       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MARIANNE KIND 2791            9  11  2    46       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 HAROLD 2823                   8   2  0    45       DARK TOADS (240)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799            8   8  0    42       LEGALESE (253)
 RED MOSQUITO 2794             4   5  1    40       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-YERIX 2782                    4   7  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMMERHEAD 1528               5   4  0    27       BLOODY SKIES (148)
-RIP AND SWING 2808            2   0  0    26       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
-POLLY POX 2254                5   5  0    24       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          1   1  1    20       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 SURLY SUE 2932                1   0  0    20       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-HYPERSONIC 2917               2   2  0    18       BLOODY SKIES (148)
-IMMELMAN 2916                 3   1  1    16       BLOODY SKIES (148)
-STOP SIGN 2811                2   1  1    14       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
 MOCKINGBIRD 2918              2   2  0    14       DARK TOADS (240)
-BETSY ROSS 2908               1   1  0    11       I'M HISTORY (254)
-SAM ADAMS 2801                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY (254)
 LEETOLVINA 2923               2   2  0     8       SAND DANCERS (67)
-PATRICK HENRY 2902            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY (254)
-MONKEY KING 2904              1   2  0     5       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 TWO-BIT TWYLA 2933            0   1  0     1       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE CREAMATORIUM 2921  1  3 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 STONEWALKER 18        262 NONE    
NOLO CONTENDRE 2934    0  1 0 LEGALESE 253          JADE WARRIOR 26       262 NONE    
WOBBLER 2912           2  5 0 LEGALESE 253          CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734  261         
TOAD TRIBUTE 2935      0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   JADE WARRIOR 26       262 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jekyll -- Reread Charlie's send-off speech and you'll recall the deserved glory of
his mace n'a mace 4 minute pounding of Duelmaster Winston.  And his subsequent p-ad
remarks concerning someone's fighters knocking him out of range to pound the rock
once more.  Besides, if you need easy victories...uh, I mean, if you dare take your
fighter's lives in their hands, The Larch is the biggest creampuff in the arena...
course he also favors the Great Axe. -- Still

All -- Okay!  So!  Maybe I've been replaced by Surly Sue and maybe I haven't!!
...oh, um, well, ya I have been replaced...but you know what I mean...meant. -- The
Creamatorium

Holly Hepititus -- Oh, my wounded pride, and wounded...other pride.  Someone's (me)
s'in for some tough sleddin...no snow.  The countdown is started and I've no way of
knowing how many chances I've got left.  I think I bester's not count on too many.
(shrewd thinking-S.) -- Marianne

Lentiria -- Enough a da pitty-patty-ing around.  I'm a basher, an when I hit I'm
hittin wif menace.  Harold, s'not likely, but don' do nothin what gets you in my
reach. -- Tha Larch

All -- Introducing Twyla and Sue.  On face value, remarkably similar, by way of
fact...eh, we'll see. -- Still

Cindy Chlamidia -- We are not sure whether to kill you or thank you for killing
Wobbler.  He was pretty pathetic.  But did he really deserve to die?  While we
decide, we are sending Premeditation in bloodfeud. -- Legalese

Hammerhead -- Well, if you insist, but doesn't it hurt?  Couldn't I hammer on
something else for a while, such as your hand or your foot? -- Tiba tyl Dain

Nathaniel -- Ah, I see I've got my teaching hat back.  Good work, an attentive
student makes all the difference, you know. -- Prof. Woody

Allocution -- On and on.  Too much. -- Essina tyl Vern

The Larch -- Oh yes, you ARE laughing.  I can tell.  You weed-trees ALWAYS do things
like that. -- Lentiria

Mockingbird -- You didn't want a winning record, not really.  I could tell. --
Leetolvina

And fare you well as you advance, Charlie. -- All the Sand Dancers

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE CREAMATORIUM was viciously butchered by STONEWALKER in a 2 minute fight.
TOAD TRIBUTE was slaughtered by JADE WARRIOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NOLO CONTENDRE was easily killed by JADE WARRIOR in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
FLIGHT won victory over PREMEDITATION in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
THE LARCH demolished MORGANNA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RED MOSQUITO was bested by TIBA TYL DAIN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
LARCENY was devastated by NATHANIEL in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
WOODY was viciously subdued by ALLOCUTION in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
IAN vanquished ESSINA TYL VERN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
LENTIRIA handily defeated MARIANNE KIND in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
HABEAS CORPUS was narrowly defeated by HAROLD in a 8 minute bloody match.
MOCKINGBIRD handily defeated TWO-BIT TWYLA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LEETOLVINA was demolished by SURLY SUE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  23 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  21 -  4      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  37 -  2      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  16 -  1      27  |

Turn 262 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NATHANIEL 2764             16   9  0  113 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLIGHT 2606                17  11  1  100 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
LUNGING ATTACK   LARCENY 2720               19  12  0   91 LEGALESE (253)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              16  11  0   73 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                 8   2  0   45 DARK TOADS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LARCENY 2720.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NOLO CONTENDRE 2934.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE CREAMATORIUM 
2921, ALLOCUTION 2796, IAN 2747, LENTIRIA 2754, FLIGHT 2606, THE LARCH 2788, RED 
MOSQUITO 2794, NATHANIEL 2764, MARIANNE KIND 2791, and TIBA TYL DAIN 2779.

The least popular fighter this week was HAROLD 2823.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEETOLVINA 2923, TWO-BIT TWYLA 2933, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, WOODY 2503, 
TOAD TRIBUTE 2935, MOCKINGBIRD 2918, LARCENY 2720, MORGANNA 2761, PREMEDITATION 2765, 
and SURLY SUE 2932.

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

LARCENY (75-2720) LEGALESE (253)