DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2003    Duedate: 05/21/2003

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OINGO BOINGO
DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
(3-4034) [23-23-0,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OINGO BOINGO                   POSITION IS EMPTY
DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)           
(3-4034) [23-23-0,156]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OINGO BOINGO                   GAMMA RAY
DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)           THE NUKES (551)
(3-4034) [23-23-0,156]         (3-6057) [17-13-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE NUKES (551)             46
2. THE BALROGS (121)           43      FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
3. BUM RUSH (571)              30      Unchartered Team
4. FAMOUS HITTERS (535)        16
5. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    13      BUM RUSH (571)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MISSION: LUNATICID (294)   5   0  1  100   1/ 3 THE BALROGS (121)         8  7 0
 2- 2*EVIL DUDES (554)           3   1  0 75.0   2/ 1 ASTRAL KIN (230)          8  7 0
 3- 3*THE BALROGS II (560)      31  14  0 68.9   3/ 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     8  7 0
 4/ 4 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      20  11  2 64.5   4/ 2 THE NUKES (551)           7  8 1
 5/ 5 THE NUKES (551)           89  60  9 59.7   5- 5*THE BALROGS II (560)      5  0 0
 6/ 6 THE BALROGS (121)        507 423 21 54.5   6/ 6 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  4 10 1
 7/ 7 ASTRAL KIN (230)         266 249 23 51.7   7/ 9 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      3  0 0
 8/ 8 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     66  70  6 48.5   8/10 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      3  0 0
 9/ 9 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      70  75  0 48.3   9/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       3 12 0
10/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      295 438  7 40.2  10- 8*MISSION: LUNATICID (294)  2  0 1
11/11 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  32  56  2 36.4  11-11*EVIL DUDES (554)          1  1 0
12/ 0*BUM RUSH (571)             1   7  0 12.5  12/ 0*BUM RUSH (571)            0  4 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 468): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): 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 354): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): LHI of SUPERIOR DOA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ONE MAN ARMY of ROOKIE ARMADA from CIMMERIAC (Doc
                             Steele, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): JINDA-BAN (Zin, 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 354): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ROOKIE ARMADA, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 468): NEWKIRK of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 463): QUID PRO QUO of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (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.)
                  (turn 418): FOREVER MAN of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                              TAMRISSA of BLENDING ENTHRONED (Zalgor Prigg, 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  51 TRICORUS (turn 353): F-BLACKSHADOW of F-LLOD BLADES (
                             SACRIFICE of MIGHTY MORALS (
 DM  59 ILLIS (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.)
                   (turn 303): KERMIT of THE MUPPETS (Jim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, fan club!

     How about that:  three awards.  Told you all I'm great!  We're talking 74
political points, 63 fights equivalent, 24 sills, still only one rating (decise), and
almost a 0.500 record.  I have to thank Fungari for that attack skill she taught me.
Just for that, I taught her five skills which gave her three ratings.  Some people
are just not satisfied as easily as me.  If Assur...is right, I'll be getting the
call in five or six more fights.  That should free up some of the awards I've been
getting.  And, Zin, there's no way I plan to challenge Life's record at graduation.
Too bad Life couldn't have picked up another nine losses at least.  For now, bye,
all.

                                             Oingo Boingo

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in OSKSI!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for YROHK?  THE 
BALROGS' proud of him after beating GRAPH and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  GRAPH's match with YROHK cost it a loss of 7 points!  Oh, wow, like 
the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all OSKSI.  He got the most 
challenges.  (But what about proposals?) QUICKSAND thinks his 13-17-2 and studly 
character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  OINGO BOINGO stopped QUICKSAND dead in his tracks!  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  ASTRAL KIN 
was OSKSI's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why THE BALROGS' been avoiding ASTRAL KIN so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  FUNGARI is being unfair.  She's challenged down 16 against GO 
FISH.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) I was sorry 
to see such an unfair "fight" in OSKSI.  FUNGARI got 7 points after beating GO FISH, 
16 points below her.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out STEVE SAX 
challenged MX.  After all, haven't AMERICAN APPRAISAL and THE NUKES had a long 
standing duel in OSKSI?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but MX wants me 
to write about it since he overcame STEVE SAX.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  It was kind of sad, seeing old AURORA 
stumbling around the arena, before MARY RETZLAFF finished her off.  Oh well!  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OINGO BOINGO 4034            23  23  0   156       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUNGARI 6171                 13   3  0   102       THE BALROGS (121)
 DUNE 6095                    13   7  0   102       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 MX 6055                      20  10  0    95       THE NUKES (551)
 SANDMAN 6103                 17  10  0    92       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICKSAND 6102               13  17  2    90       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 GAMMA RAY 6057               17  13  1    89       THE NUKES (551)
 GO FISH 6020                 17  29  0    80       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 HELIAS SOL 5185              10   7  2    77       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 DREUBRA 6092                 12   9  0    76       THE BALROGS (121)
 STEVE SAX 6120                7  11  0    75       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119            8  10  1    66       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-HOODWINKER 3514               5   0  1    66       MISSION: LUNATICIDE! (294)
-ASISE 6126                    7   2  0    58       THE BALROGS II (560)
-DHADCIR 6127                  6   3  0    58       THE BALROGS II (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YROHK 6191                    7   5  0    53       THE BALROGS (121)
 THE MAN 6077                  5   5  1    50       FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
-EYOST 6125                    5   4  0    50       THE BALROGS II (560)
-BAENDIR 6124                  6   3  0    49       THE BALROGS II (560)
 GRAPH 6073                    9  21  0    48       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SIMEARTH 6155                10   9  0    39       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088         3   0  0    39       EVIL DUDES (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLINTERED SKY 6249           2   0  0    26       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-PUTT PUTT 4977                2   3  0    25       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAOSTE 6128                   7   2  0    23       THE BALROGS II (560)
 VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231          2   2  0    20       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 VAGABOND DREAM 6240           3   0  0    19       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 AMOK 6228                     2   3  0    19       THE BALROGS (121)
 JOHN MAHER 6218               3   3  1    17       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 NUKEY HOUSER 6238             2   1  0    17       THE NUKES (551)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216               2   5  0    17       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                4   3  0    15       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-MRFRD HRFBRFR 6234            1   1  0    13       BUM RUSH (571)
 THE GOALIE 6229               0   5  0     5       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          0   1  0     1       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AURORA 5638            8  6 2 ASTRAL KIN 230        MARY RETZLAFF 6119    474         
DARK STAR 5648         6  3 0 ASTRAL KIN 230        GAMMA RAY 6057        471 REVENGED
PLANET DEBRIS 6242     0  1 0 ASTRAL KIN 230        TEST MONKEY 6239      472 NONE    
BRUK 6237              1  2 0 THE BALROGS 121       SPYMASTER 626         474 NONE    
WHEEST 6235            0  2 0 BUM RUSH 571          HIGH ELF 623          474 NONE    
BLUNDERBUD 6236        0  1 0 BUM RUSH 571          LORD ISKOVEN 627      474 NONE    
KOOLIFERWYLE 6233      0  1 0 BUM RUSH 571          SHEWISH GIANT 625     474 NONE    
CALLIMAN 6232          0  1 0 BUM RUSH 571          MOUNTAIN TROLL 622    474 NONE    
WESSEL 6250            0  2 0 THE NUKES 551         LORD ISKOVEN 627      474 NONE    
DREGS 6253             0  1 0 THE NUKES 551         MOUNTAIN TROLL 622    474 NONE    
MIRAGE 6230            2  2 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   MOUNTAIN TROLL 622    474 NONE    
WHY BOTHER 6255        0  1 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   WURM KIN 631          474 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OASIS 6097            12 11 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   HOODWINKER 3514       473         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mirage -- But you were over THERE!  I saw you over there.  And then you whammed me
from the side where you weren't.... -- The Goalie, confused

Nukey Houser -- (sternly)  Your efforts were distinctly... Not Hoyle
P.S.  I like things done the PROPER way.

MX -- There you go again, cleaning out my hand in a lightning raid.  I wish I could
just... Go Fish(ing)

There is no place for the Fratsfa Slave in my world. -- SimEarth

When I graphed the Userous Merchant's interest rates, they went off the chart in a
hurry.  Very bad sign. -- Graph

The Arcane Kid -- In case no one else answers:  When several arenas were closed last
year, as a special dispensation, the managers of teams in those arenas were allowed
to move said teams into non-transfer arenas and run both, or all three, etc., as the
case might be.  This applies ONLY to teams from closed non-transfer arenas (13, 20,
23, 27, 34, 37, 44, 48, 49, 53, 55, 57, 58, 64, 66, 67, 76, 77, and 79). --
Arenamaster Lord Iskoven

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIRAGE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
WESSEL was murdered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
WHEEST was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRUK was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BLUNDERBUD was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DREGS was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
WHY BOTHER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
KOOLIFERWYLE was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CALLIMAN was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
HELIAS SOL was overcome by GAMMA RAY in a 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
FUNGARI handily defeated GO FISH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
QUICKSAND was vanquished by OINGO BOINGO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
DREUBRA was vanquished by DUNE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
STEVE SAX was defeated by MX in a popular 1 minute expert's Challenge match.
MARY RETZLAFF slew AURORA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DAT NGUYEN was demolished by SPLINTERED SKY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
NUKEY HOUSER devastated THE GOALIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SANDMAN bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 6 minute master's bout.
GRAPH was overpowered by YROHK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIMEARTH was devastated by THE MAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
JOHN MAHER was bested by VECTOR UNSTABLE in a 2 minute brawl.
NOT HOYLE was viciously subdued by AMOK in a 7 minute brutal fight.
VAGABOND DREAM demolished DEEANN RAKOVICH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        28 -  16 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  23 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  23 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  23 -  2      43  |

Turn 474 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         3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FUNGARI 6171               13   3  0  102 THE BALROGS (121)
STRIKING ATTACK  MX 6055                    20  10  0   95 THE NUKES (551)
TOTAL PARRY      SANDMAN 6103               17  10  0   92 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
WALL OF STEEL    HELIAS SOL 5185            10   7  2   77 ASTRAL KIN (230)
PARRY-STRIKE     DREUBRA 6092               12   9  0   76 THE BALROGS (121)
SLASHING ATTACK  YROHK 6191                  7   5  0   53 THE BALROGS (121)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OINGO BOINGO 4034.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIRAGE 6230.  The ten other most popular fighters were GAMMA RAY 6057, JOHN 
MAHER 6218, AMOK 6228, DREGS 6253, CALLIMAN 6232, FUNGARI 6171, MX 6055, THE MAN 
6077, OINGO BOINGO 4034, and DUNE 6095.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDMAN 6103.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254, GRAPH 6073, THE GOALIE 6229, DAT NGUYEN 6216, 
QUICKSAND 6102, GO FISH 6020, KOOLIFERWYLE 6233, WHY BOTHER 6255, BLUNDERBUD 6236, 
and BRUK 6237.