DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/18/2003    Duedate: 12/01/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LYSISTRATA
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [21-9-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LYSISTRATA                     ZOLA
DOGS OF WAR (115)              SOME BODIES (523)
(4-5389) [21-9-1,112]          (4-5520) [3-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYSISTRATA                     G.A. CUSTER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [21-9-1,112]          (4-5376) [15-17-2,79]

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)           33
2. SOME BODIES (523)            3      CHAMPIONS (417)
3. CRUSADE (505)               -1      Unchartered Team
4. CHAMPIONS (417)            -23
                                       SOME BODIES (523)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 CHAMPIONS (417)          229 177 10 56.4   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)        10  5 0
 2/ 2*SOME BODIES (523)         10   8  1 55.6   2/ 2*SOME BODIES (523)         8  2 1
 3/ 0 CRUSADE (505)             79  73  4 52.0   3/ 0 CHAMPIONS (417)           0  4 0
 4/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        295 458 18 39.2   4/ 0 CRUSADE (505)             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 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, okay, I'm glad to see the Concubine is finally getting a rest.  I feel a
little sorry for this Venomous Vixen, though.  She is obviously ill-suited to the
gladiatorial life.  Not that I'm going to raise a fuss at the moment.  I think one
fuss is about all I can get away with.  Still, I've GOT my graduation papers, so what
can they do to me?  Uh, don't answer that.  I know of one warrior who graduated (from
Dal Shang) and has the papers to prove it, and she has totally vanished from the
gladiatorial system.  She can neither fight nor draw a retirement pension, she's been
denied her Lady Protector lands because, while there is proof that she did fight in
Dal Shang and did graduate, they CLAIM to be unable to find her to deliver the title.
In her shoes (assuming they'd fit), I'd fight, but she seems satisfied to be
overlooked.  She says this must mean that Lady Greywand will overlook her when
drafting warriors for nasty jobs, and she'll never have to worry about being Inducted
into Primus, and so on.  Ah, well, if it works for her....
     I plan to retire after this fight, myself.  Not to the Isle, I want some Lord
Protector lands near here.  I think I'll raise roses.

                                        Sherman

P.S.  For those who burn to know:  9  9  16  17  17  5  11  WS.  War flail (yuck),
low/low, use riposte tactic and learn parry.

P.P.S.  Lysistrata thinks I'm getting carried away, and Custer as good as called me a
fool, but I'm going to MARRY the formerly Venomous Concubine.  She's really a good
woman.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHELUM games.  G.A. CUSTER caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested KUNG-FU MASTER and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  Although CONVICTED ASSASSIN made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious SHERMAN.  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!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter SHORT 
SHANK (2-0-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  Some guilds 
are strict but few are as heartless as CHAMPIONS.  Witness, last turn they sent 
VANGUARD, a 5-2-1 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She 
showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember 
this!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHELUM as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYSISTRATA 5389              21   9  1   112       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             15  17  2    79       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE BALL 5486                4   0  0    32       SOME BODIES (523)
 ZOLA 5520                     3   0  0    26       SOME BODIES (523)
 PERICLES 5531                 3   1  0    24       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTIFF 5490                  1   6  0     9       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-MANDIBLE 5503                 1   1  0     4       SOME BODIES (523)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOONGUARD 5262         6  5 0 CHAMPIONS 417         SPYMASTER 602         484 NONE    
FREEDOM 5288           3  4 0 CHAMPIONS 417         DARK CHAMPION 604     484 NONE    
VANGUARD 5270          5  3 1 CHAMPIONS 417         STONE GOLEM 606       484 NONE    
CONSORTIUM 5397        0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    484 NONE    
CHARGER 5309           5  5 0 CRUSADE 505           SHEWISH GIANT 601     484 NONE    
AVENGER 5332           1  2 0 CRUSADE 505           STONE GOLEM 606       484 NONE    
HAWKER 5354            0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           WURM KIN 607          484 NONE    
WARHORSE 5343          0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           SHEWISH GIANT 601     484 NONE    
SHORT SHANK 5501       2  1 1 SOME BODIES 523       DARK CHAMPION 604     484 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I think the Venomous Vixen might be quite a fierce opponent in the bathtub, a venue
she has apparently never graced.  Phew! -- Lysistrata

The Userous Merchant has been selling crossbows to the Rirorni!  Infamous! -- G.A.
Custer
P.S.  I would have killed him, but the arenamaster stopped me.  Bah.

Fire Ball -- You singed my fur!  And then when you exploded, you really startled me.
-- Mastiff
P.S.  Are you kin to Bolide?

Mandible -- You should see what I can do with a lobster pick. -- Pericles

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

MOONGUARD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FREEDOM was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SHORT SHANK was put to death by DARK CHAMPION in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CHARGER was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
VANGUARD was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AVENGER was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
CONSORTIUM was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
HAWKER was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
WARHORSE was executed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SHERMAN handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
LYSISTRATA vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
G.A. CUSTER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ZOLA defeated MASTIFF in a 3 minute match.
PERICLES handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 484 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LYSISTRATA 5389            21   9  1  112 DOGS OF WAR (115)
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 G.A. CUSTER 5376.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYSISTRATA 5389, 
MASTIFF 5490, SHORT SHANK 5501, CONSORTIUM 5397, WARHORSE 5343, PERICLES 5531, 
MOONGUARD 5262, FREEDOM 5288, CHARGER 5309, and VANGUARD 5270.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOLA 5520.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAWKER 5354, AVENGER 5332, VANGUARD 5270, CHARGER 5309, FREEDOM 5288, 
MOONGUARD 5262, PERICLES 5531, WARHORSE 5343, CONSORTIUM 5397, and SHORT SHANK 5501.

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

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

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff