DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2003    Duedate: 06/16/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SULACCO
DEATH ON A STIK (490)
(4-5128) [15-9-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SULACCO                        MARCH MADNESS
DEATH ON A STIK (490)          SPORTZ! (518)
(4-5128) [15-9-2,115]          (4-5435) [5-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETSY                          AUTO MAN
DOGS OF WAR (115)              SLEEPERS (511)
(4-5214) [19-25-3,99]          (4-5380) [4-3-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ABBY NORMAL (190)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)        23
2. ABBY NORMAL (190)           20      DEATH ON A STIK (490)
3. SPORTZ! (518)               16      Unchartered Team
4. DOGS OF WAR (115)           11
5. DEATH ON A STIK (490)        9      LIGHT OF HONOR (520)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LIGHT OF HONOR (520)       7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 ABBY NORMAL (190)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 DEATH ON A STIK (490)     33  26  3 55.9   2/ 3*LIGHT OF HONOR (520)      7  3 0
 3/ 3 ABBY NORMAL (190)        440 348 16 55.8   3/ 4*SPORTZ! (518)             6  2 1
 4/ 4*SPORTZ! (518)              9   9  1 50.0   4/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 0
 5/ 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)     416 432 26 49.1   5/ 5 DEATH ON A STIK (490)     3  3 0
 6/ 5*SLEEPERS (511)            15  22  2 40.5   6/ 7*SLEEPERS (511)            3  7 0
 7- 6*TOOL BOX (466)             8  13  1 38.1   7- 6*TOOL BOX (466)            1  0 0
 8/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        264 435 17 37.8   8/ 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)      1  4 0
 9/ 0*WATERWORKS (521)           0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0*WATERWORKS (521)          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 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  CAN'T SLEEP caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested BLANCTOR and was awarded 16 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CAN'T SLEEP put down 
BLANCTOR, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has SCALLAITIS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHELUM "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  JHELUM, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is SPORTZ!, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding SPORTZ!.  Indeed it was SLEEPERS.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  SULACCO take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in JHELUM.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of SULACCO 
who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings. 
I thought SULACCO showed great skill and promise when he overcame SUPER CHE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHELUM as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULACCO 5128                 15   9  2   115       DEATH ON A STIK (490)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETSY 5214                   19  25  3    99       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPER CHE 5269               16  17  1    87       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 APNEA 5205                   19  11  3    83       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 SHERMAN 5391                  8  10  1    75       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 BAQA 5415                     7   3  0    67       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANA 5414                     7   3  1    64       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 LYSISTRATA 5389              13   6  1    63       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BIG NASTY 5129           10  12  1    55       DEATH ON A STIK (490)
 MARCH MADNESS 5435            5   0  0    45       SPORTZ! (518)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             10  11  1    42       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARRY 5251                    2   1  0    33       OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)
-NAILS 4941                    4   1  1    32       TOOL BOX (466)
 METAGRUMBLER 5422             4   3  0    32       ABBY NORMAL (190)
-SUPER BOWL 5436               3   1  1    32       SPORTZ! (518)
 TAM LYN 5222                  4   4  0    30       OUT OF FAEYRIE (250)
 AUTO MAN 5380                 4   3  0    24       SLEEPERS (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWK 5404                     5   1  0    22       SLEEPERS (511)
-BLURR 5132                    2   1  0    21       DEATH ON A STIK (490)
 SOKOR 5455                    2   0  0    20       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
 CAN'T SLEEP 5441              1   1  0    17       SLEEPERS (511)
-RAVE 5131                     4   2  0    14       DEATH ON A STIK (490)
 WET N WILD 5446               1   1  0    13       SPORTZ! (518)
 BALD EAGLE 5405               2   3  0    12       SLEEPERS (511)
 PINDAR 5456                   2   0  0     9       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
-HAMMER 4940                   2   2  0     8       TOOL BOX (466)
-PETTIBONE 5360                2   1  0     7       DEATH ON A STIK (490)
-HACKSAW 4939                  1   3  0     6       TOOL BOX (466)
-BANDSAW 4943                  1   3  0     6       TOOL BOX (466)
 BLANCTOR 5452                 1   1  0     5       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
 SOLE SURVIVOR 5454            1   1  0     4       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
-SCREWDRIVER 4942              0   4  0     4       TOOL BOX (466)
 ARBOR VITAE 5460              0   1  0     1       WATERWORKS (521)
 CRUSTY EYES 5463              0   1  0     1       SLEEPERS (511)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEAD MEAT 5453         1  1 0 LIGHT OF HONOR 520    BLACK ORC 600         473 NONE    
RAWHEAD 5261           1  1 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE 250    WURM KIN 607          473 NONE    
BLANK 5268             0  1 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE 250    MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    473 NONE    
OGRE 5464              0  1 0 OUT OF FAEYRIE 250    DARK CHAMPION 604     473 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scallaitis -- Congrats on your escape, I'm glad somebody, anybody, is finally
graduating.... -- Sulacco

Apnea -- Nice try, but it looks like the striker's skill curse is finally catchin' up
with you, heh heh! -- Sulacco

Lysistrata -- I suppose I should just be grateful for the skills at this point.  It's
gonna be a looooonnngg way to the Isle.... -- The Big Nasty

Baqa -- (muttering)  Damned Dwarf!  You're little better than an ANIMAL. -- G.A.
Custer

Scallaitis -- I fully believe you've found dangerous things in your bathtub, and I am
fully resolved not to join you there. -- Sherman

The Venomous Concubine was putty in my hands.  Ole! -- Super Che

Fana -- I am a good teacher, aren't I? -- Betsy

The Big Nasty -- Just a pussycat, big boy, that's all you are. -- Lysistrata
P.S.  Losing your winning record will do wonders for you.  It will give you a
challenge, a goal to work toward.  You'll be a better man for it.

Scallaitis -- If Che were a better person, he would doubtless agree with your amiable
comments. -- Sun Tsu
P.S.  If Che is the second-best warrior in this arena, then Jhelum is in serious
trouble.

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

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD MEAT was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RAWHEAD was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BLANK was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
OGRE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
APNEA was savagely defeated by BETSY in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge match.
SULACCO vanquished SUPER CHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
FANA savagely defeated THE BIG NASTY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
METAGRUMBLER savagely defeated HAWK in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
SOLE SURVIVOR slimly lost to WET N WILD in a 2 minute gory beginner's Challenge duel.
SCALLAITIS vanquished SHERMAN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
BAQA handily defeated G.A. CUSTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LYSISTRATA demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MARCH MADNESS overcame TAM LYN in a 2 minute contest.
AUTO MAN subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory match.
LARRY handily defeated BALD EAGLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CAN'T SLEEP won victory over BLANCTOR in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
SOKOR vanquished CRUSTY EYES in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
PINDAR bested ARBOR VITAE in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 473 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SULACCO 5128               15   9  2  115 DEATH ON A STIK (490)
STRIKING ATTACK  APNEA 5205                 19  11  3   83 ABBY NORMAL (190)
WALL OF STEEL    LYSISTRATA 5389            13   6  1   63 DOGS OF WAR (115)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCH MADNESS 5435          5   0  0   45 SPORTZ! (518)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BETSY 5214.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
AUTO MAN 5380.  The ten other most popular fighters were BETSY 5214, FANA 5414, WET N 
WILD 5446, ARBOR VITAE 5460, BLANK 5268, METAGRUMBLER 5422, SOLE SURVIVOR 5454, LARRY 
5251, SULACCO 5128, and BAQA 5415.

The least popular fighter this week was BALD EAGLE 5405.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were G.A. CUSTER 5376, SHERMAN 5391, THE BIG NASTY 5129, SUPER CHE 5269, 
OGRE 5464, DEAD MEAT 5453, CRUSTY EYES 5463, TAM LYN 5222, HAWK 5404, and APNEA 5205.

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

APNEA (4-5205) ABBY NORMAL (190)

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

SCALLAITIS (4-5179) ABBY NORMAL (190)