DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/08/2003    Duedate: 08/21/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-251

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLANK
TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2374) [11-1-2,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLANK                          MARTIN BLANK
TREE PEOPLE (265)              BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
(78-2374) [11-1-2,104]         (78-2424) [8-1-0,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRLA                           PROOKIE
SAND DANCERS (68)              PBA (275)
(78-2318) [18-25-0,79]         (78-2345) [16-7-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TREE PEOPLE (265)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROCK-ETTS II (281)          35
2. TREE PEOPLE (265)           25      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)      12      Unchartered Team
4. HABIT (270)                  1
5. DARK TOADS (280)             0      BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)     8   1  0 88.9   1/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)         9  3 0
 2/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        145  53  7 73.2   2/ 1 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        8  5 0
 3- 3 DARK TOADS (280)          33  14  3 70.2   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 1
 4/ 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        29  20  0 59.2   4/ 4 PBA (275)                 3  3 0
 5/ 4 PBA (275)                 78  54  6 59.1   5- 5 DARK TOADS (280)          1  0 0
 6/ 6 HABIT (270)               73  60  5 54.9   6/ 7*BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    1  1 0
 7- 7 WORD MASTERS (191)        21  22  3 48.8   7/ 6 HABIT (270)               0  3 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (68)        492 592 18 45.4   8- 8 WORD MASTERS (191)        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.

     I got here and have to leave.  I hope the next one is nice to us.  To the arena,
my numbers are:  14-13-10-13-15-10-11.  Not bad for a 17-3-1, Master in Init, Ad Ex
Att, like the short spear.  H. Off VERH AL.  See you in the Freshman Tourney.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at ROCK-ETTS II left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by TREE PEOPLE.  Good show!  Practice pays for CHIP-WOOD, who 
pummelled ONE-EYE TEO, to pocket 17 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to CHIP-WOOD.  (Discrete enough, 
ONE-EYE TEO?) Duelmaster PINE from TREE PEOPLE is going for the gold, as she 
challenged SAND DANCERS' MAD LODEN.  Ooh, the excitement!  MAD LODEN found out that 
LIN TIRIAN isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are LIN TIRIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in LIN TIRIAN avoid WORD 
MASTERS.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BEING JOHN CUSAK, so 
did that sorry team shy from WORD MASTERS Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, MAD LODEN is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LIN TIRIAN is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLANK 2374                   11   1  2   104       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD LODEN 2282               17  40  2    93       SAND DANCERS (68)
 PROOKIE 2345                 16   7  1    91       PBA (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCAINE 2311                 20  28  0    88       HABIT (270)
 SPLIT 2347                   17  10  0    87       PBA (275)
 GUTTERBALL 2344              16  12  1    82       PBA (275)
 IRLA 2318                    18  25  0    79       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MARTIN BLANK 2424             8   1  0    78       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKY 2411                    8   2  0    56       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
-RICKON STARK 2401             6   2  0    56       DARK TOADS (280)
-RUSTICATE 1513                5   3  0    44       WORD MASTERS (191)
-ERYTHORBIC ACID 2278          4   4  1    43       WORD MASTERS (191)
-CENTERNIX M 2281              4   3  1    40       WORD MASTERS (191)
-ROBB STARK 2391               7   2  1    35       DARK TOADS (280)
-DISSOLUTION 1514              6   4  0    35       WORD MASTERS (191)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOXWOOD 2415                  4   3  1    33       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 WALLIS 2413                   4   7  0    32       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                  5   5  0    20       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
-NED STARK 2396                4   4  0    20       DARK TOADS (280)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                1   1  0    18       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-TIGER 2419                    1   0  0     5       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WILLIOW 2351          14  5 0 TREE PEOPLE 265       MAD LODEN 2282        249 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blank -- Dad?!? -- Martin Blank

Split -- Two things happened that were good for me in that fight.  One, good, good
learns.  Two, you didn't kill me.  Clearly you outclassed me, ma'am.  I tip my hat to
you.  Well done. -- Martin Blank

You go, lucky Moonstone. -- Gutterball

Martin Blank -- A lunger matchup to P.S.  I hope you like the learn.  This looks like
a tourney baby with 8 fights.  Good luck. -- Split

Rock-etts II -- Good move; you got lucky on your side. -- Elderberry

Sand Dancers are on vacation.

Word Master and Being John Cusak -- Welcome to 78.  We hope you like it here. --
Elderberry

Pine -- You gave me splinters!  SPLINTERS!  What kind of deal is that? -- Mad Loden

Prookie -- I don't even want to know about that name.  I've got a bad feeling about
it. -- Irla
P.S.  You Convincians are very strange.

Toe Pal -- And very good toes they are, too.  You are to be commended on them.  Good
pedicure, as well. -- Wallis

Oh, good, I like starting out with a stand-around.  I mean, a standby.  I hope I get
lots more like that. -- One-Eye Teo

Elderberry -- Thank you. -- Yensi Two-Finger

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

PINE devastated MAD LODEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PROOKIE won victory over COCAINE in a exciting 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
MARTIN BLANK won victory over IRLA in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CHIP-WOOD devastated ONE-EYE TEO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLANK demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
O PAUL devastated SPLIT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MOONSTONE handily defeated GUTTERBALL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
BOXWOOD was vanquished by ROCKY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WALLIS defeated TOE PAL in a 2 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  11 -  1      76  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  19 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 251 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-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLANK 2374                 11   1  2  104 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-LUNGE      GUTTERBALL 2344            16  12  1   82 PBA (275)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 2424           8   1  0   78 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                  8   2  0   56 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRLA 2318.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PROOKIE 2345.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLANK 2374, WALLIS 2413, 
MARTIN BLANK 2424, MOONSTONE 2405, IRLA 2318, CHIP-WOOD 2425, O PAUL 2403, ROCKY 
2411, COCAINE 2311, and MAD LODEN 2282.

The least popular fighter this week was TOE PAL 2410.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOXWOOD 2415, GUTTERBALL 2344, SPLIT 2347, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, MAD LODEN 
2282, COCAINE 2311, ROCKY 2411, O PAUL 2403, CHIP-WOOD 2425, and IRLA 2318.

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

MAD LODEN (78-2282) SAND DANCERS (68)

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

PINE (78-2350) TREE PEOPLE (265)