DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2003    Duedate: 06/07/2003

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-356

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSANNA
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5008) [14-13-2,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OSANNA                         TOOFLESS
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
(2-5008) [14-13-2,117]         (2-5103) [6-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OSANNA                         SOLITARE
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          HARLEQUINS (577)
(2-5008) [14-13-2,117]         (2-5120) [3-2-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARLEQUINS (577)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARLEQUINS (577)            44
2. KNOT WHOLE (443)            18      HARLEQUINS (577)
3. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       14      Unchartered Team
4. INTIMATE APPAREL (591)       0
5. DARK TOADS (594)             0      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  10   4  0 71.4   1/ 2 HARLEQUINS (577)          9  3 1
 2/ 4*KNOT WHOLE (443)           2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 1
 3/ 3 HARLEQUINS (577)         107  94  7 53.2   3/ 5 BIG COUNTRY (593)         4  6 0
 4/ 2 BIG COUNTRY (593)         39  37  0 51.3   4/ 3 RESURRECTION (570)        4  9 0
 5/ 5 RESURRECTION (570)       134 151 13 47.0   5/ 4*GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  3  3 0
 6- 6 INTIMATE APPAREL (591)     9  11  0 45.0   6/ 7*KNOT WHOLE (443)          2  1 0
 7/ 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    280 434  7 39.2   7- 6 INTIMATE APPAREL (591)    1  0 0
 8- 8*DARK TOADS (594)           2   5  0 28.6   8- 8*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 470): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 355): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 475): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): BURNT OCHER of CRAYOLA KILLERS (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 430): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 408): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, 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 306): 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 349): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 470): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 355): THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 475): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): none
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): THAT 70'S TEAM (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 430): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 408): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 306): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 349): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): KHAZID'HEA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): PREACHER of THRILLZ & KILLZ (DeGotti, mgr.)
                           LEBEAU of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
                           WARHOL of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
                           JESUS CHRYSLER of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): NUMBERED WON of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            BUBBLES of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): BOTTINEAU of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): TAILIDA DAWNRAIN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Chance, my thanks for the challenge.  I hadn't realized it was my turn to win.

                                        Osanna

P.S.  Well done, Sable!  There are too many orcs around here as it is.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NIANIA.  Like, THE GOLDEN FISH had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by HARLEQUINS!  Way to go HARLEQUINS! 
MVP award for SOLITARE?  HARLEQUINS' proud of him after beating TOOFLESS and getting 
21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  TOOFLESS got smashed by SOLITARE, and 
lost 9 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think OSANNA 
should let M. CHARDINEE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of HARLEQUINS must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there 
some deep dark secret why BIG COUNTRY's been avoiding HARLEQUINS so much?  Or is it 
just that they're too scared?  Like, is MORADOR popular, or what?  He was challenged 
the most in all of NIANIA!  He's got a 7-1-0, is that good?  Some fights are really 
unfair.  How do you think YELLOW PIKE feels about being challenged by MORADOR, 30 
points above him?  Is this how RESURRECTION advances, by having their members 
(MORADOR) fight people that are really below them (YELLOW PIKE)?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All NIANIA ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  I hear RESURRECTION sent BASHIRA to the Dark Arena.  What, is 
that like not well-lit, or what?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSANNA 5008                  14  13  2   117       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORADOR 5089                  7   1  0    67       RESURRECTION (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANALIRA 5087                  6   7  1    66       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 BIG RED 5080                  9   1  0    59       BIG COUNTRY (593)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLITARE 5120                 3   2  0    46       HARLEQUINS (577)
-WONDER BRA 5025               5   4  0    43       INTIMATE APPAREL (591)
 ASHIRA GALA 5069              8   7  0    41       RESURRECTION (570)
 ABALONEA 5032                 8  16  0    40       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALF-TIME 5125                3   0  0    37       HARLEQUINS (577)
 TOOFLESS 5103                 6   1  0    35       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 YELLOW PIKE 5031              5  19  0    34       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104           4   3  0    31       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-SKID MARK 5116                4   0  0    30       INTIMATE APPAREL (591)
 BETTY 5107                    3   2  0    26       BIG COUNTRY (593)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFFERY 5081                  5   5  0    20       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 WELL XQ...Z ME! 5133          1   1  0    19       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 COMEDY 5139                   1   0  0    15       HARLEQUINS (577)
 LUBAYA 5126                   3   1  0    13       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-SADAHARU OH 5054              2   1  0    13       DARK TOADS (594)
-UCCLE 3651                    1   0  0    13       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 HOSS 5106                     3   2  0    11       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 JARCK 5132                    1   1  0     4       RESURRECTION (570)
-TSUYOSHI SHINJU 5052          0   1  0     1       DARK TOADS (594)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOHN BOY 5091          3  4 0 BIG COUNTRY 593       WURM KIN 27           356 NONE    
CHANCE 4945           15 18 0 HARLEQUINS 577        OSANNA 5008           355         
BASHIRA 5020           8 15 0 RESURRECTION 570      BANDIT PRINCE 25      356 NONE    
DELYNN 5114            2  2 1 RESURRECTION 570      ANALIRA 5087          353         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Osanna -- That was a harsh lesson.  Learning to die was not what I was looking for.
-- Chance

Fierce One-eye -- Hope that I didn't get you in your good eye. -- Solitaire

Ashira Gala -- Some people have all the luck!  Several days bedrest....  (wistful
sigh) -- Analira

Morador -- (wincing)  Got any aspirins?  I really need some.  About...five, maybe. --
Yellow Pike

Big Red -- That seems so incomplete a name.  Big red WHAT, for pete's sake? --
Abalonea

Jeffery -- I see now why you drew that fight out so long, you wanted plenty of time
to observe my techniques, actions, and routines.  And I, fool that I was,
demonstrated them to you.  (sigh) -- Lubaya

TigToad -- Well, I can tell you that our Dark Arena is very, very dark.  So dark that
we can't tell what goes on in there. -- Bettina, for The Golden Fish

All -- Hey I'm back.  For how long depends on the prison I'm at.  They are talking
about taking all envelopes out.  So I won't be able to play.  All we will have is
postcards to mail out.  I can't (won't) be able to send strat sheets out.  But till
they make the final decision, I will have fun.  Believe that (Wally the Wacko) Big
Country

Abalonea -- Looks like I beat you again.  This is getting fun.  But let's not make it
a trend.  But I still like beating you down.  It is good for my ego, you know me
being small and all.  Well, I also have a big heart. (smile) -- Big Red

Toofless -- This is twice you beat my warriors.  Now I know what you are and a few
other things.  So I know will create a guy just for you. -- Big Country
P.S.  Congrats on your win.  Good fight.

Skid Mark -- What a weird name.  You beat me like you owned me.  But I won't get a
rematch.  My manager has to make room for a new guy.  I'm afraid of the dark place.
Bye you all. -- John Boy

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

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BASHIRA was barely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JOHN BOY was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ASHIRA GALA was demolished by ANALIRA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MORADOR devastated YELLOW PIKE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HALF-TIME bested BETTY in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
JEFFERY was outwaited by FIERCE ONE-EYE in a unpopular 17 minute Challenge fight.
JARCK was beaten by LUBAYA in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
OSANNA defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute Title melee.
ABALONEA was vanquished by BIG RED in a 2 minute uneven duel.
TOOFLESS was viciously subdued by SOLITARE in a 7 minute fight.
HOSS was overpowered by WELL XQ...Z ME! in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
COMEDY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  10 -  2      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  16 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 356 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OSANNA 5008                14  13  2  117 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORADOR 5089                7   1  0   67 RESURRECTION (570)
TOTAL PARRY      BIG RED 5080                9   1  0   59 BIG COUNTRY (593)
AIMED BLOW       SOLITARE 5120               3   2  0   46 HARLEQUINS (577)
PARRY-STRIKE     ASHIRA GALA 5069            8   7  0   41 RESURRECTION (570)
LUNGING ATTACK   HALF-TIME 5125              3   0  0   37 HARLEQUINS (577)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OSANNA 5008.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SOLITARE 5120.  The ten other most popular fighters were HALF-TIME 5125, BASHIRA 
5020, BIG RED 5080, MORADOR 5089, BETTY 5107, ABALONEA 5032, ANALIRA 5087, OSANNA 
5008, WELL XQ...Z ME! 5133, and COMEDY 5139.

The least popular fighter this week was FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JEFFERY 5081, TOOFLESS 5103, HOSS 5106, JOHN BOY 5091, LUBAYA 
5126, JARCK 5132, YELLOW PIKE 5031, ASHIRA GALA 5069, COMEDY 5139, and WELL XQ...Z 
ME! 5133.

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

OSANNA (2-5008) THE GOLDEN FISH (147)