DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2003    Duedate: 07/14/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AUTOMATON
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4327) [20-13-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AUTOMATON                      BEER GEYSER
TECHNOLOGY (283)               MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4327) [20-13-0,120]         (5-4563) [3-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     FAST FORWARD
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4368) [14-22-2,66]          (5-4484) [5-4-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PARTY ANIMALS (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      37
2. TECHNOLOGY (283)            25      HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      23      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)      7
5. HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)      3      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)     9   1  1 90.0   1/ 1 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       9  3 0
 2/ 3 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)    8   2  0 80.0   2/ 2*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    8  1 1
 3/ 2 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     10   3  0 76.9   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 0
 4- 5 DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)     528 345 38 60.5   4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)          4  2 0
 5/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   110  73  6 60.1   5/ 7 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   2  0 0
 6/ 6 TECHNOLOGY (283)         453 379 29 54.4   6- 6 DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)      2  3 0
 7/ 7 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      100  90  6 52.6   7/ 0*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   1  0 0
 8/ 0*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)    3   3  0 50.0   8/ 5 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     1  2 0
 9/ 8 JOHNS (379)              176 273  5 39.2   9/ 8 JOHNS (379)               0  4 0
10- 9*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)     0  18  0  0.0  10- 9*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 472): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): HAR DI'HAR of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): 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 308): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): 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 308): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
               (turn 473): SCHMEIKEL of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BIG FUN of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 459): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
              (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): 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 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt KALTOS will ever be the same.  The MORE NEW TEAMS 2 guild has had a 3-0-1 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, BULL DURHAM fought FARON HARN and gained 16 points 
and contributed to PARTY ANIMALS' 2-2-0.  BEATLE BAILEY has lost to FOLIE HANNA, 
falling 8 points, while helping make PARTY ANIMALS a 2-2-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and AUTOMATON remains KALTOS' top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  MORE NEW TEAMS 2 has cause to 
stand tall, as they were KALTOS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And avoiding MORE NEW TEAMS 2 more than any other team we find PARTY 
ANIMALS.  KALTOS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was CRAYOLA KILLERS' warrior BURNT OCHER.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  TIGER WOODS, does 
your manager know you're challenging down 18 points to fight BEER GEYSER from MORE 
NEW TEAMS 2?  Well, surprise, surprise, TIGER WOODS was dealt death by BEER GEYSER, 
and by the way, TIGER WOODS now has a recognition score of 15.  TONY TWILO of HOUSE 
OF PANCAKES had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought TONY TWILO showed great skill and promise when he 
subdued HOFFA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     I like this place, KALTOS, 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 you see my quill in KALTOS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTOMATON 4327               20  13  0   120       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-CATFISH HUNTER 3315          13  15  1    91       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURNT OCHER 4322             10   3  0    90       CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
 FOLIE HANNA 4528              8   5  1    88       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARON HARN 4368              14  22  2    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BULL DURHAM 4324              6   2  0    66       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 TONY TWILO 4525               8   2  0    64       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           10   6  0    63       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556             7   1  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  28  0    49       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEER GEYSER 4563              3   1  1    33       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-BUTTERFLY 4497                3   1  0    33       DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              3   0  0    32       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ICE FOX 3877                  3   3  0    28       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
 FAST FORWARD 4484             5   4  0    25       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 SUX0R 4560                    3   0  0    24       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            3   0  0    21       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 GIGOLO JOE 4521               2   2  0    20       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-BETTY BOOP 4499               2   2  0    20       DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)
-VERUCA SALT 4500              2   2  0    14       DAPHNE'S LADIES (33)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               3   3  0    12       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BELISS DON 4558               2   4  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-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?
TIGER WOODS 4323       3  4 0 PARTY ANIMALS 324     BEER GEYSER 4563      473         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Automaton -- Nicely done, a primo scumjob.  I'd like another shot, however.... --
Burnt Ocher

Beatle Bailey -- Oog, go find a party somewhere.  You're exhausting. -- Faron Harn

Bull Durham -- That's bad for you, you know.  It ruins your wind. -- Folie Hanna

Mouse Davis -- So why doesn't the Commission just ADMIT that you're a mouse?  One of
the other Middle Way teams has a mouse on it.  Of course, he's a rotten gladiator.
That MIGHT be a mousely characteristic, in which case I can understand your modesty.
But still. -- Jad Ladrue

Suxor -- NOT my kind of fight, I'm afraid.  But you do it very well. -- Beliss Don

The Userous Merchant is sly, cunning, twisty, and slick, but I was a match for him!
-- Derbie Foyle

Ed. -- I resemble that remark! -- Beliss Don

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.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONY TWILO viciously subdued HOFFA in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
BULL DURHAM handily defeated FARON HARN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MOUSE DAVIS vanquished JAD LADRUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
TIGER WOODS was assassinated by BEER GEYSER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SUX0R unbelievably bested FAST FORWARD in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
AUTOMATON devastated BURNT OCHER in a 2 minute one-sided Title competition.
FOLIE HANNA handily defeated BEATLE BAILEY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
DERBIE FOYLE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BELISS DON was vanquished by ICE FOX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GIGOLO JOE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FRIED TWINKIE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 473 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      AUTOMATON 4327             20  13  0  120 TECHNOLOGY (283)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURNT OCHER 4322           10   3  0   90 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528            8   5  1   88 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL DURHAM 4324            6   2  0   66 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556           7   1  0   53 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 FAST FORWARD 4484.  The ten other most popular fighters were TONY TWILO 4525, 
BURNT OCHER 4322, FOLIE HANNA 4528, MOUSE DAVIS 4379, ICE FOX 3877, BULL DURHAM 4324, 
BEER GEYSER 4563, AUTOMATON 4327, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, and GIGOLO JOE 4521.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BELISS DON 4558, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, SUX0R 4560, TIGER WOODS 
4323, JAD LADRUE 4559, FARON HARN 4368, HOFFA 4348, GIGOLO JOE 4521, DERBIE FOYLE 
4556, and AUTOMATON 4327.