DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2003    Duedate: 09/13/2003

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-363

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORADOR
RESURRECTION (570)
(2-5089) [11-3-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORADOR                        PROWESS
RESURRECTION (570)             KNOT WHOLE (443)
(2-5089) [11-3-0,104]          (2-5155) [0-4-0,4]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABALONEA                       MORADOR
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          RESURRECTION (570)
(2-5032) [9-22-0,49]           (2-5089) [11-3-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG COUNTRY (593)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HARLEQUINS (577)            31
2. GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)    27      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. RESURRECTION (570)          19      Unchartered Team
4. BIG COUNTRY (593)           14
5. KNOT WHOLE (443)             1      KNOT WHOLE (443)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  22   5  0 81.5   1/ 2 BIG COUNTRY (593)         8  6 0
 2- 1 BLOOD BATH (539)          13   3  0 81.3   2/ 4 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  7  0 0
 3/ 3 BIG COUNTRY (593)         55  49  1 52.9   3/ 1 RESURRECTION (570)        7  2 0
 4/ 4 HARLEQUINS (577)         116 109  8 51.6   4/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     5 10 1
 5/ 5 RESURRECTION (570)       152 160 16 48.7   5/ 6 HARLEQUINS (577)          2  3 0
 6/ 6 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    291 458  8 38.9   6/ 7*KNOT WHOLE (443)          0  2 0
 7/ 7*KNOT WHOLE (443)           3   7  0 30.0   7- 5 BLOOD BATH (539)          0  1 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 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NIANIA.  Too bad, RESURRECTION, but BIG 
COUNTRY was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for COMEDY?  HARLEQUINS' proud of 
him after beating SMOLT and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SMOLT's 
match with COMEDY cost him a loss of 20 points!  Was that a tear I saw in MORADOR's 
eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't BIG RED fit to be tied!  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 RESURRECTION must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what BIG COUNTRY's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from RESURRECTION, that's fer sher.  Like, is LUBAYA popular, or what?  She 
was challenged the most in all of NIANIA!  She's got a 6-5-0, is that good?  BETTY 
must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged ABALONEA.  8 
is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought BETTY showed great 
skill and promise when she defeated ABALONEA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  NIANIA is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORADOR 5089                 11   3  0   104       RESURRECTION (570)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG RED 5080                 14   2  0    87       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104          10   3  0    80       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 TOOFLESS 5103                11   2  0    68       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY 5107                    7   4  1    64       BIG COUNTRY (593)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODSHED 4619                7   3  0    56       BLOOD BATH (539)
 HALF-TIME 5125                5   3  0    50       HARLEQUINS (577)
 ABALONEA 5032                 9  22  0    49       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 SOLITARE 5120                 4   6  0    47       HARLEQUINS (577)
 YELLOW PIKE 5031              6  25  0    43       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 JARCK 5132                    6   2  0    43       RESURRECTION (570)
 ANALIRA 5087                  8  12  1    39       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMEDY 5139                   3   3  1    33       HARLEQUINS (577)
-BLOOD BLISTER 4622            3   0  0    33       BLOOD BATH (539)
 SORRY JUNK 5161               2   2  0    31       BIG COUNTRY (593)
-BILLY 5153                    4   1  0    29       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 NELLISTHA 5156                4   2  1    26       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUBAYA 5126                   6   5  0    23       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 TOLDERST 5159                 3   0  0    17       RESURRECTION (570)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BA BAAK 5102                  1   0  0    12       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 SMOLT 5152                    3   2  0    11       RESURRECTION (570)
 PINK 5160                     2   1  0     9       HARLEQUINS (577)
 MELODY 5151                   2   2  0     8       HARLEQUINS (577)
 CHUCKY 5183                   1   2  0     6       BIG COUNTRY (593)
 PROWESS 5155                  0   4  0     4       KNOT WHOLE (443)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   NELLISTHA 5156        363 NONE    
UCCLE 3651             2  1 0 KNOT WHOLE 443        JOS 5150              359 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Billy -- If you're from "big country," how come you're smaller than I am? -- Lubaya

Toofless -- You manage to bite very well, even so.  Ouch! -- Abalonea
P.S.  But that's cats for you.

Fierce One-Eye -- Yep. -- Yellow Pike, not feeling chatty (hurting too much)

Ambitious Guard -- I wish you and your fellows would grasp the simple fact that arena
fighting is not at all like fighting in war or in the streets.  Not necessarily
better, but definitely different. -- Analira

Chucky -- Nobody likes hospitals.  Do your convalescing at home. -- Nellistha

Betty -- Quite likely, but I'll make prettier buttons. -- Abalonea

Billy -- Looks like your command not to fight didn't reach the Commission in time.  I
hope this doesn't through your timing off.  Good luck, anyway. -- Nellistha

Big Red -- I don't GIVE skills away.  There is always a price, and you were not
prepared to pay it. -- Venomous Concubine

All -- If I seem a little out of it, I'm sorry.  I seem to have gotten frustrated.  I
don't understand some things that happen in Duelmasters.  And I don't seem to get the
answers. -- Big Country, mgr. Wally The Wacko

Lubaya -- I had to try you again.  I wanted to see if I learned any special moves.
This is my last fight for a while.  I'm waiting on some of my buddies to join this
arena. -- Billy

Nellistha -- You sure know how to rain on a guy's parade.  I can't stand to lose.
But I guess that is how the apple falls. -- Chucky

Jarck -- You gave me another loss.  But soon things will change in this arena.  But I
got to give it to you.  You are good.  I have everything to last long, handle much
and do much.  But I guess I lack the teaching skills. -- Sorry Junk

Morador -- I have tried a few ways to beat you.  But you beat me down really good.
Congrats again.  I'm just a late bloomer. -- Betty
P.S.  I hate my manager.  He makes me take losses when I should win.  But I will see
you again. (smile)

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BETTY devastated ABALONEA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JARCK viciously subdued YELLOW PIKE in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
CHUCKY was defeated by LUBAYA in a 2 minute amateur vs. master Challenge duel.
PINK was overpowered by SORRY JUNK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BIG RED was viciously subdued by MORADOR in a action packed 2 minute gory Title brawl.
FIERCE ONE-EYE unbelievably bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute master's match.
TOOFLESS unbelievably bested SOLITARE in a action packed 4 minute fight.
ANALIRA lost to HALF-TIME in a 1 minute duel.
SMOLT was vanquished by COMEDY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
NELLISTHA slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MELODY was beaten by TOLDERST in a 2 minute novice's melee.
PROWESS was overpowered by BA BAAK 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                   6         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  12 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  20 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  14 -  1      22  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  12 -  0      14  |

Turn 363 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MORADOR 5089               11   3  0  104 RESURRECTION (570)
TOTAL PARRY      BIG RED 5080               14   2  0   87 BIG COUNTRY (593)
LUNGING ATTACK   BETTY 5107                  7   4  1   64 BIG COUNTRY (593)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABALONEA 5032.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORADOR 5089.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLITARE 5120, JARCK 
5132, CHUCKY 5183, BIG RED 5080, HALF-TIME 5125, COMEDY 5139, MELODY 5151, BETTY 
5107, YELLOW PIKE 5031, and LUBAYA 5126.

The least popular fighter this week was FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PROWESS 5155, TOLDERST 5159, ANALIRA 5087, PINK 5160, ABALONEA 
5032, SMOLT 5152, TOOFLESS 5103, BA BAAK 5102, NELLISTHA 5156, and SORRY JUNK 5161.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff