DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/20/2003    Duedate: 12/03/2003

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE MAN
FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
(3-6077) [15-9-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MAN                        FREDDY FUNGUS
FAMOUS HITTERS (535)           THE NUKES (580)
(3-6077) [15-9-1,110]          (3-6318) [3-2-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARY RETZLAFF                  G W CHIMP
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)       GHASTLY (573)
(3-6119) [13-19-1,94]          (3-6259) [1-0-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       41
2. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    26      FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
3. GHASTLY (573)               17      Unchartered Team
4. FAMOUS HITTERS (535)         8
5. THE DEVENGERS (562)          0      GHASTLY (573)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GHASTLY (573)              1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    13  2 0
 2/ 2 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      30  15  2 66.7   2/ 2 AESIR (164)               7  7 1
 3- 1*THE DEVENGERS (562)        2   1  0 66.7   3/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           7  8 0
 4/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           14  11  2 56.0   4/ 4 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  6  9 0
 5/ 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    114  91  7 55.6   5/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       3 12 0
 6- 5*UNBELIZEABLE (570)         9   8  1 52.9   6/ 7 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      2  1 0
 7/ 6 AESIR (164)              526 529 38 49.9   7/ 0*GHASTLY (573)             1  0 0
 8- 7 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      80  81  1 49.7   8- 8*THE DEVENGERS (562)       1  0 0
 9/ 8 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      314 489  7 39.1   9- 5*UNBELIZEABLE (570)        1  1 0
10/ 9 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  61  97  3 38.6  10- 9 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      1  2 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 482): ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 318): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 482): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 318): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
               (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in OSKSI this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for UNBELIZEABLE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
9th.  And let's see, MARY RETZLAFF fought THOR and gained 24 points and contributed 
to AMERICAN APPRAISAL's 3-2-0.  THOR has lost to MARY RETZLAFF, falling 22 points, 
while helping make AESIR a 2-3-0 turn.  This turn SANDMAN challenged GO FISH in what 
was OSKSI's Title bout.  Defending his title for another turn, SANDMAN kept GAMES 
LIBRARY's warrior, GO FISH, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Elefont uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  AESIR has cause to stand tall, as they were 
OSKSI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess 
who avoided AESIR stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SIMPLY DESSERTS.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was GAMES LIBRARY's warrior 
GO FISH.  More fighters challenged it than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that OSKSI has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MAN 6077                 15   9  1   110       FAMOUS HITTERS (535)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALTUN HA 6222                 5   2  1   113       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
 GO FISH 6020                 21  39  0   102       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119           13  19  1    94       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANDRAL 5701                 11   4  0    86       AESIR (164)
 SUNSCORCH 6279                8   3  0    82       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 THOR 5672                    12   8  2    80       AESIR (164)
 SIMEARTH 6155                18  15  0    76       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRAPH 6073                   12  32  0    68       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              10  11  0    60       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SCORPION 6275            9   4  0    57       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MAHER 6218               9  11  2    55       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SAND CRABS 6308               6   1  1    54       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-PUTT PUTT 4977                4   4  0    44       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 WOLF SPIDER 6324              3   1  0    40       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          7   8  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARALDUR 6325                 3   1  0    33       AESIR (164)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            3   2  1    32       THE NUKES (580)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                5  16  0    31       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 TWITCH 6316                   2   3  0    30       THE NUKES (580)
-BORA BORA 6281                5   4  1    25       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 THE GOALIE 6229               3  16  0    25       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTY 6314                   3   2  0    22       THE NUKES (580)
-KARATE HORNET 6152            2   1  0    22       THE DEVENGERS (562)
 G W CHIMP 6259                1   0  0    17       GHASTLY (573)
 GOMER 6326                    4   0  0    12       THE NUKES (580)
 JACK 6317                     2   3  1    10       THE NUKES (580)
 FREKI 6329                    1   1  0     4       AESIR (164)
 MARK BOBBER 6327              0   3  0     3       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 GERI 6331                     0   1  0     1       AESIR (164)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STEVE SAX 6120        10 19 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 ALTUN HA 6222         485         
CARACOL 6221           4  3 0 UNBELIZEABLE 570      THOR 5672             486         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sandman -- You wretch!  You thought you'd WEAR ME DOWN, didn't you?  Just WAIT till
you see how those cards self-destruct in the next five minutes! -- Go Fish
P.S.  If you have never encountered a fish in the later stages of its life on land,
you have a memorable experience ahead of you.

Thor -- (faintly)  How appropriate. -- SimEarth, rethinking certain points of divine
evolution

Sand Crabs -- You PINCHED me!  That is... Not Hoyle

Wolf Spider -- Euwh!  I don't want a big, hairy, eight-legged CREATURE from the Black
Dune coming after me! -- The Goalie, who did not sign on for spiders

Putt Putt -- (smugly)  You're not supposed to try to go through the spaces.  On MY
charts, you follow the LINES. -- Graph

Assur -- What do you think of the morning star as a bashing weapon?  I just graduated
a basher with MS favorite (and mod/very low for rhythm), and I'm curious.  Should she
be insulted? -- Nick
P.S.  Favorite learn was riposte, can you riposte with a morning star?  This sounds
very strange.

Assur -- (bows) -- Go Fish

Sandman -- Congratulations. -- Games Library

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SANDMAN devastated GO FISH in a crowd boring 9 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SAND CRABS demolished DEEANN RAKOVICH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HARALDUR overpowered NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MARK BOBBER was outwaited by GOMER in a monotonous 8 minute novice's Challenge fight.
THOR was bested by MARY RETZLAFF in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
THE MAN devastated SIMEARTH in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SUNSCORCH handily defeated GRAPH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FANDRAL vanquished WHIP SCORPION in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FREDDY FUNGUS was vanquished by DAT NGUYEN in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
TWITCH was defeated by WOLF SPIDER in a 1 minute match.
JOHN MAHER handily defeated FROSTY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE GOALIE subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute master vs. amateur match.
FREKI was bested by G W CHIMP in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's battle.
JACK beat GERI in a 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  26 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  23 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  17 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 488 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THE MAN 6077               15   9  1  110 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANDRAL 5701               11   4  0   86 AESIR (164)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              18  15  0   76 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275          9   4  0   57 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAND CRABS 6308             6   1  1   54 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARY RETZLAFF 6119.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was G W CHIMP 6259.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAT NGUYEN 6216, 
GERI 6331, MARY RETZLAFF 6119, THE MAN 6077, SAND CRABS 6308, HARALDUR 6325, THOR 
5672, SUNSCORCH 6279, FANDRAL 5701, and WOLF SPIDER 6324.

The least popular fighter this week was GO FISH 6020.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOMER 6326, JACK 6317, FREKI 6329, THE GOALIE 6229, FROSTY 6314, FREDDY 
FUNGUS 6318, WHIP SCORPION 6275, GRAPH 6073, SIMEARTH 6155, and MARK BOBBER 6327.

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

THE MAN (3-6077) FAMOUS HITTERS (535)

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

SANDMAN (3-6103) SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)