DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2003    Duedate: 11/17/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOLIE HANNA
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4528) [14-8-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOLIE HANNA                    FREDERICK DOUGLASS
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4528) [14-8-1,113]          (5-4424) [6-2-1,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOLIE HANNA                    BELISS DON
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4528) [14-8-1,113]          (5-4558) [8-7-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I'M HISTORY (459)           94
2. THE TAKEN (370)             17      THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      14      Unchartered Team
4. JOHNS (379)                  1
5. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       0      I'M HISTORY (459)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*I'M HISTORY (459)         17   3  1 85.0   1/ 2*I'M HISTORY (459)         9  0 1
 2- 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    17   5  1 77.3   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   135  93  7 59.2   3- 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    4  0 0
 4/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)         453 383 29 54.2   4/ 5*THE TAKEN (370)           4  5 0
 5/ 0 GOOPTA MASTERS (330)     140 149  6 48.4   5/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)          0  4 0
 6/ 6*THE TAKEN (370)            8  12  0 40.0   6/ 6 JOHNS (379)               0  3 0
 7/ 5 JOHNS (379)              176 282  5 38.4   7/ 0 GOOPTA MASTERS (330)      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 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): SHEMAN DO of HEME-JO CONDITION (Hamich, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): JETHRO'S TOOLS (TigerTiger, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): EVER AFTER (SOL, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Khalhums Dwarf takes a fall (did you hear the crashing of all that metal?)
and I remain duelmistress.  This is getting boring.

                                        Follie Hanna

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of KALTOS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  THE MIDDLE WAY 5?  Who? 
I'M HISTORY is the top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for JOHN BROWN, who 
pummelled CROAKER, to pocket 20 points.  JAD LADRUE certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to SOUL CATCHER and losing 10 points in the 
process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by AUTOMATON, of 
TECHNOLOGY, who despite a 20-14-0 couldn't overcome KALTOS' Number 1.  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  If challenges were horses, HOFFA could open up a 
fast food joint!  FARON HARN found himself challenged by a warrior 24 below:  
FREDERICK DOUGLASS.  FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY kept his wits as he killed 
FARON HARN.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Citizens of 
KALTOS, be sure to settle your debts with GRISHNAK of GOOPTA MASTERS.  He's 
relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  You've heard about 
FARON HARN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  Death plays no favorites, and neither do I.  What 
was a 17-28-2 doing on the fields in the first place?  FARON HARN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 
put away FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY.  Let's hope Lady Luck continues to smile 
upon FREDERICK DOUGLASS!  Will CRAYOLA KILLERS never avenge BURNT OCHER's death???  
Oh brave(?) new world, that has such people in it!  'Tis new to me!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for KALTOS?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLIE HANNA 4528             14   8  1   113       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTOMATON 4327               20  14  0    90       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       6   2  1    90       I'M HISTORY (459)
-SUX0R 4560                    8   2  0    77       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            12   5  1    67       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420               5   0  0    63       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR DRAKE 4103                7   1  0    62       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
-NC DIXIE 3414                10  27  1    58       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  37  0    58       JOHNS (379)
-PSYCHO DAD 4125               8   5  0    57       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRIED TWINKIE 4562            6   1  0    53       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 BELISS DON 4558               8   7  0    50       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             3   2  0    42       THE TAKEN (370)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAST FORWARD 4484             5   5  0    32       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               8   7  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           4   1  0    31       I'M HISTORY (459)
-FLATULANT GIANT 4219          2   1  0    27       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 HOWLER 3591                   3   2  0    25       THE TAKEN (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN BROWN 4414               1   0  0    20       I'M HISTORY (459)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          1   0  0    11       I'M HISTORY (459)
-ROSE 4591                     1   0  0     7       THE TAKEN (370)
 CROAKER 4590                  1   1  0     6       THE TAKEN (370)
 BOX 4573                      0   1  0     1       TECHNOLOGY (283)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURNT OCHER 4322      13  5 0 CRAYOLA KILLERS 448   DERBIE FOYLE 4556     478 NOT REVE
GRISHNAK 4091          8  9 1 GOOPTA MASTERS 330    SHEWISH GIANT 617     482 NONE    
FARON HARN 4368       17 28 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  FREDERICK DOUGLA 4424 482         
OUCH 4593              0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         WURM KIN 623          482 NONE    
GIGOLO JOE 4521        2  3 0 TECHNOLOGY 283        MOUNTAIN TROLL 614    482 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sux0r -- I just find you confusing.  Sorry.  Nothing personal, it's your name.  Not
clear to me. -- Derbie Foyle
P.S.  I figure it must be some golem thing, right?

Frederick Douglass -- I wish you WERE history.  As in, gone from here. -- Beliss Don

M. Chardinee.  Bah. -- Faron Harn

John Tyler -- I wish somebody had KILLED you back there in history.  Wretch. -- Jad
Ladrue

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRISHNAK was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GIGOLO JOE was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
OUCH was murdered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS assassinated FARON HARN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
JOHN TYLER devastated HOFFA in a monotonous 6 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FOLIE HANNA devastated AUTOMATON in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
DERBIE FOYLE savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
BELISS DON viciously subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 4 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
JAD LADRUE lost to SOUL CATCHER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
FAST FORWARD was vanquished by HARRIET TUBMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOWLER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CROAKER was overpowered by JOHN BROWN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN devastated BOX in a 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  14 -  1      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 482 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528           14   8  1  113 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      AUTOMATON 4327             20  14  0   90 TECHNOLOGY (283)
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424     6   2  1   90 I'M HISTORY (459)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          12   5  1   67 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BELISS DON 4558             8   7  0   50 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOUL CATCHER 3593           3   2  0   42 THE TAKEN (370)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOLIE HANNA 4528.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BELISS DON 4558.  The ten other most popular fighters were DERBIE FOYLE 
4556, SOUL CATCHER 3593, FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, JOHN BROWN 4414, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 
4410, GIGOLO JOE 4521, FOLIE HANNA 4528, HARRIET TUBMAN 4415, JAD LADRUE 4559, and 
FAST FORWARD 4484.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHN TYLER 4420.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 4348, CROAKER 4590, AUTOMATON 4327, FARON HARN 4368, OUCH 4593, 
GRISHNAK 4091, BOX 4573, HOWLER 3591, FAST FORWARD 4484, and JAD LADRUE 4559.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

FOLIE HANNA (5-4528) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff