DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/02/2003    Duedate: 12/15/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LYSISTRATA
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [22-9-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LYSISTRATA                     MY FOOT
DOGS OF WAR (115)              FUNNY HA HA (498)
(4-5389) [22-9-1,117]          (4-5237) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYSISTRATA                     CHOPPED LIVER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [22-9-1,117]          (4-5556) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNNY HA HA (498)           21
2. WATERWORKS (521)            20      CHAMPIONS (417)
3. CHAMPIONS (417)             20      Unchartered Team
4. CRUSADE (505)               20
5. DOGS OF WAR (115)            7      FUNNY HA HA (498)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FUNNY HA HA (498)          2   0  0  100   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)        10  5 0
 2/ 0*WATERWORKS (521)           4   2  1 66.7   2- 2*SOME BODIES (523)         4  2 0
 3/ 1 CHAMPIONS (417)          229 181 10 55.9   3/ 0*WATERWORKS (521)          3  0 1
 4- 2*SOME BODIES (523)         10   8  1 55.6   4/ 0*FUNNY HA HA (498)         1  0 0
 5/ 3 CRUSADE (505)             79  78  4 50.3   5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (531)          1  1 0
 6/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (531)           1   1  0 50.0   6/ 4 CRUSADE (505)             0  9 0
 7/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        297 461 18 39.2   7/ 3 CHAMPIONS (417)           0  8 0
 8/ 0*HARTLAND ORCS (426)        0   2  0  0.0   8/ 0*HARTLAND ORCS (426)       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 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (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 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, 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.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, 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 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Khalhums Dwarf is a hairy little twerp.  And not as tough as his reputation.

                                     Lysistrata
                               Duelmistress by default

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM 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 CHAMPIONS, whose 0-4-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 7th. 
And let's see, MY FOOT fought PERICLES and gained 21 points and contributed to FUNNY 
HA HA's 1-0-0.  PERICLES has lost to MY FOOT, falling 13 points, while helping make 
DOGS OF WAR a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
LYSISTRATA remains JHELUM's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  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                  
 LYSISTRATA 5389              22   9  1   117       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             16  17  2    92       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE BALL 5486                4   0  0    32       SOME BODIES (523)
 MY FOOT 5237                  2   0  0    27       FUNNY HA HA (498)
-ZOLA 5520                     3   0  0    26       SOME BODIES (523)
 ARBOR VITAE 5460              2   2  1    24       WATERWORKS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERICLES 5531                 3   2  0    11       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CARROT 5461                   1   0  0     8       WATERWORKS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME JACK 4569            0   2  0     6       HARTLAND ORCS (426)
 ROMMEL 5551                   1   0  0     5       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-MANDIBLE 5503                 1   1  0     4       SOME BODIES (523)
 STARGAZER 5458                1   0  0     3       WATERWORKS (521)
 CHOPPED LIVER 5556            0   1  0     1       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 BUTTERBEAN 5555               0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (531)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WEAK 5543              0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         STONE GOLEM 606       485 NONE    
GLASS 5546             0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         BANDIT PRINCE 605     485 NONE    
WUSS 5545              0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         SHEWISH GIANT 601     485 NONE    
WINDMAGE 5358          0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         DARK CHAMPION 604     485 NONE    
BRICK 5547             0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           DARK CHAMPION 604     485 NONE    
FADE 5549              0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           STONE GOLEM 606       485 NONE    
OUT 5550               0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           SPYMASTER 602         485 NONE    
RAM 5355               0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           STONE GOLEM 606       485 NONE    
MORTAR 5548            0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           DARK CHAMPION 604     485 NONE    
MASTIFF 5490           1  7 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       ARBOR VITAE 5460      485         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Convicted Assassin for my last match?  (sigh)  It's all of a piece with the low
state into which this arena has fallen. -- Sherman

The Kung-Fu Master is unmasked at last!  He's a pesky redskin, and I GOT him. -- G.A.
Custer

Zola -- You're the only real opponent anyone on our team fought, so I'm supposed to
be glad to have lost to you.  Uh...well, I'd've rather won.... -- Mastiff

*I*, to fight a mere Beggar? -- Pericles

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

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEAK was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRICK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FADE was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
GLASS was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WUSS was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
OUT was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
WINDMAGE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RAM was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MORTAR was executed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
LYSISTRATA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
G.A. CUSTER vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PERICLES was overpowered by MY FOOT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARBOR VITAE assassinated MASTIFF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HANDSOME JACK slimly lost to CARROT in a 3 minute novice's bout.
STARGAZER luckily beat BUTTERBEAN in a unpopular 22 minute bloody amateur's match.
ROMMEL subdued CHOPPED LIVER in a 4 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 485 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     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LYSISTRATA 5389            22   9  1  117 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 CHOPPED LIVER 5556.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYSISTRATA 5389, MY 
FOOT 5237, HANDSOME JACK 4569, WINDMAGE 5358, G.A. CUSTER 5376, ARBOR VITAE 5460, 
CARROT 5461, RAM 5355, ROMMEL 5551, and WEAK 5543.

The least popular fighter this week was STARGAZER 5458.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUTTERBEAN 5555, FADE 5549, MASTIFF 5490, PERICLES 5531, MORTAR 5548, 
OUT 5550, WUSS 5545, GLASS 5546, BRICK 5547, and WEAK 5543.