DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/08/2003    Duedate: 04/21/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOFFA
JOHNS (379)
(5-4299) [15-32-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOFFA                          BURNT OCHER
JOHNS (379)                    CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
(5-4299) [15-32-0,86]          (5-4322) [8-1-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     FARON HARN
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4368) [14-18-2,68]          (5-4368) [14-18-2,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      52
2. CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)        6      THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
3. JOHNS (379)                  3      Unchartered Team
4. HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)      0
5. THE DARK TEMPLE (400)        0      CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)      8   1  0 88.9   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   11  3 1
 2- 2*HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)    6   2  0 75.0   2/ 3*CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     3  0 0
 3- 3 THE PELETON 4 (447)        9   4  0 69.2   3- 2*HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   2  0 0
 4- 4 THE DARK TEMPLE (400)     41  20  6 67.2   4/ 6 JOHNS (379)               2  4 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   102  61  6 62.6   5- 4 THE DARK TEMPLE (400)     1  1 0
 6/ 6 JOHNS (379)              176 267  5 39.7   6- 5 THE PELETON 4 (447)       1  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 468): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): LHI of SUPERIOR DOA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ONE MAN ARMY of ROOKIE ARMADA from CIMMERIAC (Doc
                             Steele, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ROOKIE ARMADA, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 468): NEWKIRK of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 463): QUID PRO QUO of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 418): FOREVER MAN of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                              TAMRISSA of BLENDING ENTHRONED (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 353): F-BLACKSHADOW of F-LLOD BLADES (
                             SACRIFICE of MIGHTY MORALS (
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 303): KERMIT of THE MUPPETS (Jim, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in KALTOS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, FOLIE HANNA fought FRATSFA SLAVE 
and gained 15 points and contributed to THE MIDDLE WAY 5's 5-0-0.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and HOFFA remains KALTOS' top warrior for 
another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in KALTOS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in KALTOS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4299                   15  32  0    86       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAVOC 3848                    9   3  1   131       THE DARK TEMPLE (400)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEHERAZADE 3845             11   5  1    72       THE DARK TEMPLE (400)
 FARON HARN 4368              14  18  2    68       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BURNT OCHER 4322              8   1  0    67       CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIZZLY 3879                  8   2  3    65       THE DARK TEMPLE (400)
-FARESIN 4315                  8   4  0    61       THE PELETON 4 (447)
-TONY TWILO 4525               6   2  0    58       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACK THE KNIFE 3853          13   2  1    53       THE DARK TEMPLE (400)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  24  0    45       JOHNS (379)
 FOLIE HANNA 4528              4   5  1    44       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556             4   0  0    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558               2   0  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               2   0  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-TRAMPUSCH 4313                1   0  0     8       THE PELETON 4 (447)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sheherezade -- Man, you tell a great tale, but what happened next?  The suspense is
driving me nuts. -- Faron Harn

Sheherezade -- He means, it's driving him MORE nuts.  He isn't exactly the Mental
Health Poster Boy, you know. -- Adela Chu

I've heard that Mordant offers a bounty for anyone returning a Deserter.  Can I
collect? -- Folie Hanna

If Folly collects on her Deserter, I get to collect on mine, too. -- Derbie Foyle

All I got was an Embezzling Scribe, and there's no bounty on THEM.  Why didn't I get
a Deserter? -- Beliss Don

Beliss -- We're being discriminated against, is what. -- Jade Ladrue
P.S.  Especially, *I* am being discriminated against.  I didn't get a census form,
and you know what THAT means.

I'd suggest that Hoffa write a column, but everybody knows he doesn't have the wit
for it.  It's a disgrace to Kaltos to have him on the throne. -- Adela Chu

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOFFA viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
BURNT OCHER demolished HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FARON HARN overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
DERBIE FOYLE defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody novice's fight.
FOLIE HANNA devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAD LADRUE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.
BELISS DON handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 469 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BURNT OCHER 4322            8   1  0   67 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556           4   0  0   39 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FARON HARN 4368.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FARON HARN 4368.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOFFA 4299, FOLIE 
HANNA 4528, BURNT OCHER 4322, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, JAD LADRUE 4559, BELISS DON 4558, 
HOFFA 4348,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4348.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELISS DON 4558, JAD LADRUE 4559, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, BURNT OCHER 4322, 
FOLIE HANNA 4528, HOFFA 4299, FARON HARN 4368,  0,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXV

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELLYN 2077 (73-90-4)                   1  4  0         BACON LORDS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOSS RAT 2504 (23-32-0)                3  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   
DOC STEELE 3033 (27-31-2)              3  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   
SILK 3342 (28-33-2)                    1  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330 (11-5-1)           4  3  1         TECHNOLOGY           
CATFISH HUNTER 3315 (13-15-1)          4  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FARESIN 4315 (8-4-0)                   4  3  0         THE PELETON 4        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BURNT OCHER 4322 (7-1-0)               2  3  0         CRAYOLA KILLERS      
ZEKE ADLER 4306 (6-4-0)                1  3  1         FLAGG'S FIST         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FATBOY 4535 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         THE CREW II          

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN ROCKER 3657 (33-15-0)             0  3  0         DEATH BY STUPIDITY   

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILOV VAUGN 4304 (7-3-0)               2  3  0         FLAGG'S FIST         

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILLY-BOO-BOO 4554 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         BIG COUNTRY 3