DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2003    Duedate: 05/24/2003

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSANNA
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5008) [13-13-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OSANNA                         TOOFLESS
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
(2-5008) [13-13-2,115]         (2-5103) [6-0-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASHIRA                        BETTY
RESURRECTION (570)             BIG COUNTRY (593)
(2-5020) [8-14-0,74]           (2-5107) [3-1-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARLEQUINS (577)            28
2. BIG COUNTRY (593)           24      BIG COUNTRY (593)
3. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       21      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (594)            19
5. RESURRECTION (570)          17      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)   9   3  0 75.0   1/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 2
 2/ 0 BIG COUNTRY (593)         38  33  0 53.5   2/ 1 HARLEQUINS (577)          7  5 1
 3/ 5 HARLEQUINS (577)         104  94  7 52.5   3/ 2 RESURRECTION (570)        5  9 0
 4/ 1*KNOT WHOLE (443)           1   1  0 50.0   4/ 4*GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  4  2 0
 5/ 6 RESURRECTION (570)       133 148 13 47.3   5/ 0 BIG COUNTRY (593)         3  2 0
 6/ 7 INTIMATE APPAREL (591)     9  11  0 45.0   6/ 6 INTIMATE APPAREL (591)    1  0 0
 7/ 8 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    277 432  7 39.1   7/ 5*KNOT WHOLE (443)          1  1 0
 8/ 0*DARK TOADS (594)           2   5  0 28.6   8/ 0*DARK TOADS (594)          0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 474): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 471): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 469): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 473): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 455): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 429): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 420): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 355): FRANCINE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 305): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 348): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 474): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 471): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 469): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 473): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 455): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 429): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 420): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 355): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 305): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 348): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): KHAZID'HEA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): <MELISSA> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Niania!

I will be on my way to the Isle after this week's events.   I did make a challenge 
this time to look death straight in the eye.  I wanted to test my courage on my last 
fight here on Niania sands.   Home Guard is my next place of battle, come join me 
there if you wish.

Lord Protector Sable

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIANIA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, HARLEQUINS, since THE GOLDEN 
FISH took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see OSANNA win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
HALF-TIME beat SADAHARU OH and SADAHARU OH lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
SABLE Dark Arena Challenged BLACK ORC for NIANIA's Title this turn, and guess what 
happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, NIANIA may be getting bland, as SABLE 
stays top dog in the city.  Jim's Tap Room, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From NIANIA's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  RESURRECTION was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like BIG 
COUNTRY avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, ANALIRA was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  YELLOW PIKE was challenged by one of 
RESURRECTION's warriors this turn, with MORADOR having a lead of 22 points going into 
the fight.  Question now is, will NIANIA accept this sort of tacky behavior?  MORADOR 
beating YELLOW PIKE.  The insult, the....yech!  I guess I can give a little credit to 
SOLITARE of HARLEQUINS for challenging up by 22 to FIERCE ONE-EYE.  SOLITARE won to 
get 25 points of recognition.   
     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.  Whoa!  I'll even buy SABLE a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good 
side!  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  CHANCE, a glorious 15-17-0 fighter, has passed 
away.  Gee, too bad HARLEQUINS.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in NIANIA to get a drink than Jim's Tap Room!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSANNA 5008                  13  13  2   115       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASHIRA 5020                  8  14  0    74       RESURRECTION (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORADOR 5089                  6   1  0    64       RESURRECTION (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANALIRA 5087                  5   7  1    60       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG RED 5080                  8   1  0    51       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 TOOFLESS 5103                 6   0  0    44       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-WONDER BRA 5025               5   4  0    43       INTIMATE APPAREL (591)
 ASHIRA GALA 5069              8   6  0    40       RESURRECTION (570)
 ABALONEA 5032                 8  15  0    39       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 YELLOW PIKE 5031              5  18  0    34       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKID MARK 5116                4   0  0    30       INTIMATE APPAREL (591)
 BETTY 5107                    3   1  0    30       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 HALF-TIME 5125                2   0  0    29       HARLEQUINS (577)
 FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104           3   3  0    28       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 SOLITARE 5120                 2   2  0    25       HARLEQUINS (577)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFFERY 5081                  5   4  0    21       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 HOSS 5106                     3   1  0    15       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 JOHN BOY 5091                 3   3  0    15       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 SADAHARU OH 5054              2   1  0    13       DARK TOADS (594)
-UCCLE 3651                    1   0  0    13       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 LUBAYA 5126                   2   1  0     8       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 JARCK 5132                    1   0  0     5       RESURRECTION (570)
 TSUYOSHI SHINJU 5052          0   1  0     1       DARK TOADS (594)
 WELL XQ...Z ME! 5133          0   1  0     1       KNOT WHOLE (443)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACK ORC 20           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SABLE 4950            355 NONE    
ICHIRO SUZUKI 5051     0  1 0 DARK TOADS 594        SHEWISH GIANT 21      355 NONE    
HIDEKI MATSUI 5050     0  1 0 DARK TOADS 594        BANDIT PRINCE 25      355 NONE    
HIDEO NOMO 5053        0  1 0 DARK TOADS 594        BANDIT PRINCE 25      355 NONE    
CHANCE 4945           15 18 0 HARLEQUINS 577        OSANNA 5008           355         
KALALD 5113            1  5 0 RESURRECTION 570      HIGH ELF 19           355 NONE    
DELYNN 5114            2  2 1 RESURRECTION 570      ANALIRA 5087          353         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hi all... just timing a little.  Whether I stay around for a while mostly depends on 
your dark arena... -- TigToad

Osanna -- Are you sure?  I might be able to learn something else. -- Chance

Ashira Gala -- Now, that is amazing.  How did you manage to lose to me?  And why? -- 
Analira, perplexed

Bashira -- Hmm, are we setting up some kind of trend here?  I could ask the same 
questions Analira did, but I do have a little more experience than you do... unless 
you're into tourneys, of course. -- Osanna

Fierce One-Eye -- Well, you know how it goes.  I'm no way a great warrior, but I'm an 
experienced one.  That kind of thing does tend to make a difference. -- Yellow Pike
P.S.  I have no idea why you didn't learn more.  I demonstrated some of my best 
moves.

Toofless -- Ugh!  I hate endurance contests.  Good work. -- Abalonea

Kalald -- Hmm.  Do you suppose this is some kind of SIGN? -- Lubaya the confused

Sable -- We do. -- Bettina and the rest of the The Golden Fish
P.S.  Congratulations on your graduation.

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SABLE viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
KALALD was killed by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
ICHIRO SUZUKI was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
HIDEKI MATSUI was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
HIDEO NOMO was slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
ASHIRA GALA was bested by ANALIRA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
CHANCE was assassinated by OSANNA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title struggle.
MORADOR devastated YELLOW PIKE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge competition.
SOLITARE viciously subdued FIERCE ONE-EYE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BASHIRA lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
BIG RED beat ABALONEA in a popular 2 minute melee.
TOOFLESS defeated BETTY in a exciting 3 minute match.
SKID MARK bested JOHN BOY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
JEFFERY luckily beat LUBAYA in a 8 minute bloody match.
SADAHARU OH was overpowered by HALF-TIME in a 1 minute gory mismatched conflict.
HOSS vanquished TSUYOSHI SHINJU in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JARCK won victory over WELL XQ...Z ME! in a 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 355 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MORADOR 5089                6   1  0   64 RESURRECTION (570)
TOTAL PARRY      BIG RED 5080                8   1  0   51 BIG COUNTRY (593)
PARRY-STRIKE     ASHIRA GALA 5069            8   6  0   40 RESURRECTION (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BASHIRA 5020.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BETTY 5107.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLITARE 5120, BIG RED 
5080, JOHN BOY 5091, BASHIRA 5020, ICHIRO SUZUKI 5051, ANALIRA 5087, MORADOR 5089, 
ABALONEA 5032, HALF-TIME 5125, and KALALD 5113.

The least popular fighter this week was JEFFERY 5081.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WELL XQ...Z ME! 5133, SADAHARU OH 5054, LUBAYA 5126, FIERCE ONE-EYE 
5104, YELLOW PIKE 5031, CHANCE 4945, ASHIRA GALA 5069, HIDEKI MATSUI 5050, TSUYOSHI 
SHINJU 5052, and TOOFLESS 5103.

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

SABLE (2-4950) HARLEQUINS (577)