DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2003    Duedate: 10/16/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-255

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PROOKIE
PBA (275)
(78-2345) [19-8-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PROOKIE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
PBA (275)                      
(78-2345) [19-8-1,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GUTTERBALL                     PROOKIE
PBA (275)                      PBA (275)
(78-2344) [19-13-1,104]        (78-2345) [19-8-1,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PBA (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROCK-ETTS II (281)          51
2. PBA (275)                   15      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. TREE PEOPLE (265)            2      Unchartered Team
4. HABIT (270)                  1
5. SAND DANCERS (68)           -1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        150  58  7 72.1   1/ 1 PBA (275)                 9  1 0
 2/ 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        41  26  1 61.2   2/ 2 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        8  5 1
 3/ 4 PBA (275)                 88  58  6 60.3   3/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 4/ 6 HABIT (270)               73  64  5 53.3   4/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         3  4 0
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        496 604 18 45.1   5/ 7 HABIT (270)               0  3 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 looks like all my team members are leaving when we get to the top of the
arena.  I hope I can stay a short time.

                    Prookie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LIN TIRIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to ROCK-ETTS II for their 
4-0-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  O PAUL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested IRLA and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MOONSTONE put down BLANK, causing her to lose 7 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has PROOKIE in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LIN TIRIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week IRLA, at 19-28-0, departed LIN TIRIAN 
forever.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in LIN TIRIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROOKIE 2345                 19   8  1   116       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PAUL 2403                  10   4  1   110       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 MOONSTONE 2405               10   4  0   110       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 GUTTERBALL 2344              19  13  1   104       PBA (275)
 COCAINE 2311                 20  32  0    92       HABIT (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLANK 2374                   12   3  2    85       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 ROCKY 2411                   11   3  0    68       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLIS 2413                   5  10  0    40       SAND DANCERS (68)
 TOE PAL 2410                  8   6  0    39       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOXWOOD 2415                  5   5  1    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                3   2  0    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              2   4  0    16       SAND DANCERS (68)
-BABY SPLIT 2432               2   1  0    13       PBA (275)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               1   2  0     8       SAND DANCERS (68)
 ROOTS I 2433                  1   0  0     8       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-TIGER 2477                    0   1  0     1       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIGER 2419             1  1 0 ROCK-ETTS II 281      UNFORGETTABLE 2306    252         
IRLA 2318             19 28 0 SAND DANCERS 68       O PAUL 2403           255         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Irla -- I am always in the gutter.  I fight better there. -- Gutterball

Clumsy Dan -- Not today, try again. -- Baley Split

One Eye Ted -- Next time don't close your good eye so won't you hit me the chip will
not hit you so hard. -- Chipwood

Rocky -- You'd look less like a raccoon if you got a good night's sleep before the
fights, you know. -- Irla

Toe Pal -- Gosh, that was great!  May I kiss you?  Er, not your toes.... -- Wallis

Tiger -- This is some kind of fluke day, right?  But I gotta love it. -- Clumsy Dan

Baby Split -- You RUINED our potential perfect record!  How could you be so cruel? --
One-Eye Teo

Teo -- Don't you mean "How could Teo be such a rotten fighter?" -- Irla, not doing
womanly sympathy today

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLANK was devastated by MOONSTONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PROOKIE vanquished COCAINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
GUTTERBALL overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
O PAUL assassinated IRLA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROCKY devastated WALLIS in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TOE PAL overpowered BOXWOOD in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
ONE-EYE TEO devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CHIP-WOOD overcame CLUMSY DAN in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
ROOTS I won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  12 -  1      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 255 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PROOKIE 2345               19   8  1  116 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  O PAUL 2403                10   4  1  110 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      GUTTERBALL 2344            19  13  1  104 PBA (275)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                 11   3  0   68 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GUTTERBALL 2344.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PROOKIE 2345.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUTTERBALL 2344, 
MOONSTONE 2405, TOE PAL 2410, O PAUL 2403, ROCKY 2411, BOXWOOD 2415, ONE-EYE TEO 
2426, CHIP-WOOD 2425, ROOTS I 2433, and CLUMSY DAN 2476.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLIS 2413.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRLA 2318, COCAINE 2311, BLANK 2374, CLUMSY DAN 2476, ROOTS I 2433, 
CHIP-WOOD 2425, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, BOXWOOD 2415, ROCKY 2411, and O PAUL 2403.

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

GUTTERBALL (78-2344) PBA (275)