DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/17/2003    Duedate: 06/30/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AUTOMATON
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4327) [19-13-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AUTOMATON                      TONY TWILO
TECHNOLOGY (283)               HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
(5-4327) [19-13-0,107]         (5-4525) [7-2-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     GIGOLO JOE
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4368) [14-21-2,65]          (5-4521) [1-2-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PARTY ANIMALS (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARTY ANIMALS (324)         24
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      21      CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
3. TECHNOLOGY (283)            10      Unchartered Team
4. HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)      3
5. JOHNS (379)                  1      MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)     6   1  0 85.7   1/ 2 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       8  1 0
 2/ 2 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     10   2  0 83.3   2/ 3*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    6  1 0
 3/ 0*HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)    7   2  0 77.8   3/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   108  70  6 60.7   4/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)          2  1 0
 5- 4 DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)     528 345 38 60.5   5/ 4 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     2  1 0
 6/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)         451 378 29 54.4   6- 5 DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)      2  3 0
 7/ 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       98  88  6 52.7   7/ 0*HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   1  0 0
 8/ 6 JOHNS (379)              176 272  5 39.3   8/ 6 JOHNS (379)               0  5 0
 9/ 7*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)     0  18  0  0.0   9/ 7*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)    0  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 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 476): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 471): BURNT OCHER of CRAYOLA KILLERS (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 475): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 472): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 467): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 458): TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 457): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 409): RUBBER BUMPER of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 357): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 307): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): CADELL of THE OCTAVIANS (Big Red, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 350): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 476): THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 471): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 475): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 472): DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 467): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 458): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 457): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 409): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 357): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 307): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 350): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): NUMBERED WON of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            BUBBLES of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): BOTTINEAU of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
                          ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                  (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): TAILIDA DAWNRAIN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Still here, still DM.  Still cool.  Hoffa, sorry to see you go, I'll have to find
someone else to beat on and sponge skills off of.  I've got a few more turns before
I'm timed for the fall tourney, and if the old man thinks I'm worthy, I'll take a
couple turns off to maintain my adepts ranking for it.  If my skills don't measure
up, I'll just run until graduation.  Either way, I'm looking forward to sitting up
here for a bit.  Here's to you!

Burnt Ocher
Duelmaster of Kaltos

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE MIDDLE WAY 5?  Who?  PARTY ANIMALS is the top team these days, 
buddies!  Practice pays for TIGER WOODS, who pummelled BEER GEYSER, to pocket 14 
points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, TIGER WOODS was winsome, after 
beating BEER GEYSER and seeing her lose 17 points.  What can be a greater victory?  
AUTOMATON has taken his place as the top, as KALTOS' new Duelmaster.  Word has it one 
team in KALTOS is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll 
bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of MORE NEW TEAMS 2, alone and unchallenged.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, PARTY ANIMALS scurried away from MORE NEW 
TEAMS 2.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  
Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, BELISS DON is the most challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTOMATON 4327               19  13  0   107       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 BURNT OCHER 4322             10   2  0    96       CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
-CATFISH HUNTER 3315          13  15  1    91       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLIE HANNA 4528              7   5  1    75       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           10   5  0    71       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARON HARN 4368              14  21  2    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY TWILO 4525               7   2  0    61       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL DURHAM 4324              5   2  0    50       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  27  0    48       JOHNS (379)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556             6   1  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUTTERFLY 4497                3   1  0    33       DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)
 TIGER WOODS 4323              3   3  0    33       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 FAST FORWARD 4484             5   3  0    24       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              2   0  0    24       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BETTY BOOP 4499               2   2  0    20       DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)
 BEER GEYSER 4563              2   1  0    15       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            2   0  0    15       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-VERUCA SALT 4500              2   2  0    14       DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               3   2  0    11       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SUX0R 4560                    2   0  0    11       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 BELISS DON 4558               2   3  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 GIGOLO JOE 4521               1   2  0     9       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 MESMERIZED 4533               0   2  0     2       WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Beatle Bailey -- Party, party, party!  Listen, bub, life is SERIOUS. -- Faron Harn

Ambitious Guard, pooh. -- Folie Hanna

If that criminal's so darned dangerous, what's he doing running around loose?  And
armed, too! -- Derbie Foyle

Butterfly -- I couldn't swat a butterfly like I would, for instance, an oleofly. --
Jad Ladrue, nice guy

Tiger Woods -- Remind me to stay out of those woods. -- Beliss Don

Stik -- No, just the Middle Way.  Johns is run by somebody else. -- Adela Chu

I was "most challenged"?  There WERE no challenges. -- Beliss Don the confused

     Perhaps that's not what "most challenged" means. -- Ed.

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.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEATLE BAILEY unbelievably bested FARON HARN in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
BULL DURHAM was handily defeated by FOLIE HANNA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
TIGER WOODS devastated BEER GEYSER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MOUSE DAVIS overpowered JAD LADRUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SUX0R unbelievably bested BELISS DON in a 9 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BURNT OCHER was bested by AUTOMATON in a popular 2 minute Title competition.
TONY TWILO viciously subdued HOFFA in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
DERBIE FOYLE defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute duel.
FAST FORWARD won victory over MESMERIZED in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
GIGOLO JOE was outwaited by FRIED TWINKIE in a exciting 10 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 472 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      AUTOMATON 4327             19  13  0  107 TECHNOLOGY (283)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURNT OCHER 4322           10   2  0   96 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528            7   5  1   75 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
LUNGING ATTACK   TONY TWILO 4525             7   2  0   61 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556           6   1  0   46 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
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 GIGOLO JOE 4521.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARON HARN 4368, 
BELISS DON 4558, BURNT OCHER 4322, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, TONY TWILO 4525, FOLIE HANNA 
4528, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, TIGER WOODS 4323, AUTOMATON 4327, and FAST FORWARD 4484.

The least popular fighter this week was SUX0R 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRIED TWINKIE 4562, HOFFA 4348, JAD LADRUE 4559, BEER GEYSER 4563, 
MESMERIZED 4533, MOUSE DAVIS 4379, BULL DURHAM 4324, FAST FORWARD 4484, AUTOMATON 
4327, and TIGER WOODS 4323.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes