DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2003    Duedate: 08/11/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-475

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOLIE HANNA
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4528) [10-5-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOLIE HANNA                    SUX0R
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4528) [10-5-1,107]          (5-4560) [5-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     FARON HARN
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4368) [15-23-2,82]          (5-4368) [15-23-2,82]

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)      53
2. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      16      CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
3. JOHNS (379)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. PARTY ANIMALS (324)          0
5. TECHNOLOGY (283)             0      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 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)    8   2  0 80.0   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   10  5 0
 2/ 3*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    11   3  1 78.6   2/ 3*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    5  2 1
 3/ 2 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     11   4  0 73.3   3- 1 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       5  3 1
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   118  75  6 61.1   4- 5*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   2  0 0
 5- 5*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)    4   3  0 57.1   5- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)          2  1 0
 6- 6 TECHNOLOGY (283)         453 379 29 54.4   6- 6 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   1  0 0
 7- 7 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      103  91  7 53.1   7/ 7 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     1  2 0
 8/ 8 JOHNS (379)              176 275  5 39.0   8/ 8 JOHNS (379)               0  3 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 474): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): BAQA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): GAR & BRILL of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): SOUL HAREM (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): FREAKSHOW (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 473): KOGITSUNE MARU of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
                          MX of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 475): BETSY of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ZOT ZIPZIG of NIGHT TRAIN (Teet, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh
               (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): SIR VILE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 469): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
               (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 411): 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  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 309): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in KALTOS, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  Practice pays for 
SUX0R, who pummelled HOFFA, to pocket 16 points.  BURNT OCHER certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to FOLIE HANNA and losing 9 points in the 
process!  Now I can't insult FOLIE HANNA, as she has gloriously dueled to the top.  
Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of TECHNOLOGY should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, CRAYOLA KILLERS scurried away from TECHNOLOGY.  Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  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.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid KALTOS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLIE HANNA 4528             10   5  1   107       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AUTOMATON 4327               20  13  0   120       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-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             11   4  0    83       CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
 FARON HARN 4368              15  23  2    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-BULL DURHAM 4324              7   2  0    77       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556             9   1  0    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-BEATLE BAILEY 3745           10   7  0    65       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-TONY TWILO 4525               8   2  0    64       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                    7  30  0    51       JOHNS (379)
-MOUSE DAVIS 4379              4   0  1    50       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 SUX0R 4560                    5   0  0    42       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-ICE FOX 3877                  4   3  0    34       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAD LADRUE 4559               5   3  0    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-FAST FORWARD 4484             5   4  0    25       TECHNOLOGY (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRIED TWINKIE 4562            3   1  0    22       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558               3   5  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-GIGOLO JOE 4521               2   2  0    20       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-SAMANTHA FOX 4574             1   0  0    20       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEER GEYSER 4563       3  2 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 476  MOUSE DAVIS 4379      474         
TIGER WOODS 4323       3  4 0 PARTY ANIMALS 324     BEER GEYSER 4563      473 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

These are late, but so what?  Better late than never, right?

Bull Durham -- Damn.  How did that happen?  I thought smoking was supposed to
undermine your athletic ability.  Well, smoke faster, because it isn't undermined
ENOUGH yet. -- Faron Harn

Mouse Davis -- Shouldn't your race be listed as "Mouse"? -- Jad Larue

Beatle Bailey -- Thank you very much, and would you mind watering my houseplants
while I'm gone?  Thanks, I know they're in good hands. -- Folie Hanna

Ice Fox -- That was chilling. -- Beliss Don

We now return you to the regularly scheduled personals.  Thank you.

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!

                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOLIE HANNA devastated BURNT OCHER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FARON HARN savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 2 minute one-sided melee.
DERBIE FOYLE devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
HOFFA was savagely defeated by SUX0R in a dull 6 minute gory mismatched competition.
BELISS DON devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAD LADRUE handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a action packed 2 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                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   2 -  1      90  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 475 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         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       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                  
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528           10   5  1  107 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BURNT OCHER 4322           11   4  0   83 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556           9   1  0   66 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                  5   0  0   42 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
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 JAD LADRUE 4559, FOLIE 
HANNA 4528, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, BELISS DON 4558, BURNT OCHER 4322, HOFFA 4348, SUX0R 
4560,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SUX0R 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 4348, BURNT OCHER 4322, BELISS DON 4558, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, FOLIE 
HANNA 4528, JAD LADRUE 4559, FARON HARN 4368,  0,  0, and  0.