DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/21/2003    Duedate: 11/03/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHERMAN
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5391) [16-12-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LYSISTRATA                     SHORT SHANK
DOGS OF WAR (115)              SOME BODIES (523)
(4-5389) [20-9-1,105]          (4-5501) [2-0-1,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYSISTRATA                     FIRE BALL
DOGS OF WAR (115)              SOME BODIES (523)
(4-5389) [20-9-1,105]          (4-5486) [4-0-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           31
2. SOME BODIES (523)            8      DOGS OF WAR (115)
3. LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)       0      Unchartered Team

                                       SOME BODIES (523)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)     4   3  0 57.1   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)        10  5 0
 2/ 2*SOME BODIES (523)          9   7  1 56.3   2/ 2*SOME BODIES (523)         7  1 1
 3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        291 457 18 38.9   3- 3*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    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 480): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): FIERCE ONE-EYE of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): KNOCKED UP! of UNKNOWNS (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): none
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): FEISTY POODLES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 479): DIESEL of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 483): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 480): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 475): QUIBBLE of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
               (turn 465): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           MONSOON of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 439): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sherman sat with his elbow on his knee and his chin propped on his fist.
Brooding.  Darkly.
     "You're taking it too hard," his teammate Lysistrata advised.  "So there's
nobody above the Challenger Initiates to fight you for the title.  This is not the
end of the world.  The end of exciting dueling in Jhelum, maybe, but--"
     "It isn't that," the Shew answered heavily.  "It's the whole situation with the
Venomous Concubine.  Who says she's venomous, and why does that mean she has to be
forced into the arena as a punishment?  Does the punishment never end?  Why do *I*
have to punish her, anyway?  She didn't do anything to me."
     "You're worrying about THAT?"  Lysistrata sank down onto the arm of the
Duelmaster's throne.  "That isn't any of your concern, Sherman."
     "Oh, yes, it IS, if I'm the one who has to fight her."
     "Well--"
     "She's proud, you know.  She wouldn't beg for mercy.  That isn't her way."  He
sighed heavily.  "Graceful, too.
     "And fairly skilled," Lysistrata remarked suddenly.  "After all, she beat G.A."
     "That slug.  She shouldn't have to fight the likes of him."  Sherman
straightened suddenly.  "And she WON'T have to, if being Duelmaster counts for
anything.  I'm going to get her OUT of this life.  Whatever she did, she's paid for."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 0 after going 
3-1-0.  Keep it up, SOME BODIES!  MVP award for PERICLES?  DOGS OF WAR's proud of him 
after beating MANDIBLE and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
MANDIBLE's match with PERICLES cost him a loss of 9 points!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  SHERMAN stopped VENOMOUS VIXEN dead in hers tracks!  Who was the 
wiseguy that said JHELUM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  
Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of DOGS OF WAR must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are SOME BODIES?  DOGS OF WAR, an easy team 
to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  JHELUM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERMAN 5391                 16  12  1   103       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYSISTRATA 5389              20   9  1   105       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             14  17  2    65       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT SHANK 5501              2   0  1    37       SOME BODIES (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE BALL 5486                4   0  0    32       SOME BODIES (523)
 ZOLA 5520                     2   0  0    24       SOME BODIES (523)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERICLES 5531                 2   1  0    16       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-HONOR 5506                    2   0  0    15       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTIFF 5490                  1   5  0     8       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MANDIBLE 5503                 1   1  0     4       SOME BODIES (523)
-GLORY 5509                    1   1  0     4       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
-PATIENCE 5508                 1   1  0     4       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fire Ball -- I understand that I am to consider it an honor to have fought a non-
standby.  Er, well, good fight, I guess. -- Pericles
P.S.  I would RATHER have had a standby.

Zola -- Well, heck.  I know you can't teach an OLD dog new tricks, but I'm a NEW dog.
You could teach ME stuff. -- Mastiff

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHERMAN devastated VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
LYSISTRATA vanquished VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
G.A. CUSTER demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHORT SHANK devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FIRE BALL overpowered MASTIFF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PERICLES unbelievably bested MANDIBLE in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
ZOLA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -  11 -  0       8  |

Turn 483 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SHERMAN 5391               16  12  1  103 DOGS OF WAR (115)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHORT SHANK 5501            2   0  1   37 SOME BODIES (523)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYSISTRATA 5389.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FIRE BALL 5486.  The ten other most popular fighters were PERICLES 5531, MANDIBLE 
5503, SHERMAN 5391, LYSISTRATA 5389, G.A. CUSTER 5376, SHORT SHANK 5501, MASTIFF 
5490, ZOLA 5520,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOLA 5520.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MASTIFF 5490, SHORT SHANK 5501, G.A. CUSTER 5376, LYSISTRATA 5389, 
SHERMAN 5391, MANDIBLE 5503, PERICLES 5531, FIRE BALL 5486,  0, and  0.

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

SHERMAN (4-5391) DOGS OF WAR (115)