DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/18/2003    Duedate: 12/01/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4424) [7-2-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             HOWLER
I'M HISTORY (459)              THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4424) [7-2-1,109]           (5-3591) [4-2-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DERBIE FOYLE                   DERBIE FOYLE
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4556) [13-5-1,77]           (5-4556) [13-5-1,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (370)             41
2. I'M HISTORY (459)           22      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      17      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNOLOGY (283)             2
5. JOHNS (379)                  1      THE TAKEN (370)

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)         20   5  1 80.0   1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)        10  2 1
 2/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    19   5  1 79.2   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   136  97  7 58.4   3/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    4  0 0
 4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         454 385 29 54.1   4/ 4*THE TAKEN (370)           4  5 0
 5- 5 GOOPTA MASTERS (330)     140 148  6 48.6   5/ 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)          1  6 0
 6/ 6*THE TAKEN (370)           10  15  0 40.0   6/ 6 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 482): ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, 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 318): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 482): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): 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 318): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): 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   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
               (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 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That was a good try, Automaton, but I was "on my game," as they say.  I don't
know who says that, or what the game is, but it seems appropriate here.
     This is, positively, the last time I will be Duelmistress here on Kaltos.  I'll
probably go into retirement on the Isle.  Or somewhere.  For those who want to know:
          21-9(1)-5-13-15-5-17 Basher
     I'm adept with the Halberd (ick), favorite rhythm moderate/low (ick again),
learn initiative.  Adex initiative, master attack, expert in parry.  I do great
damage with every blow, so I'm a little surprised that I only have one kill to my
name.  Not sorry about it, though.  Killing is always so messy--the aftermath, you
know.  Hmm, speaking of aftermaths, maybe I should bloodfeud Frederick Douglass for
my last fight....  I'll have to think about that.

                                        Folie Hanna

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of KALTOS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with HOWLER?  He actually 
beat THE MIDDLE WAY 5's BELISS DON, and walked away with 25 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  BELISS DON lost 18 points to HOWLER.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BELISS DON will provide more easy wins...  
KALTOS has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She Bloodfeuded I'M 
HISTORY's FREDERICK DOUGLASS (7-2-1), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  I'm 
sure KALTOS is excited about FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the new Duelmaster from I'M HISTORY. 
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, TECHNOLOGY!  In my 
day, no team with a 453-383-29 would scare me off!  What's the problem, I'M HISTORY?  
What do people see in AUTOMATON?  His 20-15-0?  TECHNOLOGY ain't talkin', but he's 
got 77 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       7   2  1   109       I'M HISTORY (459)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                    9   2  0    89       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 AUTOMATON 4327               20  15  0    77       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            13   5  1    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR DRAKE 4103                7   1  0    62       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 JOHN TYLER 4420               5   1  0    61       I'M HISTORY (459)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  38  0    59       JOHNS (379)
-NC DIXIE 3414                10  27  1    58       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            7   1  0    58       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-PSYCHO DAD 4125               8   5  0    57       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWLER 3591                   4   2  0    50       THE TAKEN (370)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             4   2  0    46       THE TAKEN (370)
-GRISHNAK 4091                 8   8  1    43       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 FAST FORWARD 4484             6   5  0    42       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558               8   8  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               8   8  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)
-FLATULANT GIANT 4219          2   1  0    27       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 JOHN BROWN 4414               2   0  0    26       I'M HISTORY (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          2   0  0    14       I'M HISTORY (459)
 GEO IBSENT 4597               0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FARON HARN 4368       17 28 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  FREDERICK DOUGLA 4424 482         
CROAKER 4590           1  2 0 THE TAKEN 370         BANDIT PRINCE 621     483 NONE    
ROSE 4591              1  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         MOUNTAIN TROLL 614    483 NONE    
SCUM 4 LIFE 4596       0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         BLACK ORC 616         483 NONE    
BOX 4573               0  2 0 TECHNOLOGY 283        MOUNTAIN TROLL 614    483 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frederick Douglass -- So you're history, you think I care?  You aren't MY history,
bub. -- Faron Harn

Frederick Douglass -- As you can see, Faron has a problem with "reality."  I presume
he will eventually notice that he's dead, but if not, well, it isn't MY problem.
Maybe he's just a natural zombie. -- Adela Chu for the Middle Way

Ambitious Guard, pooh. -- Derbie Foyle

And Fratsfa Slave, pah. -- Beliss Don

Soul Catcher -- I totally agree with your last remark there. -- Jad Ladrue, also
thanking the gods he's alive

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

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CROAKER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROSE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BOX was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
SCUM 4 LIFE was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
FOLIE HANNA was overpowered by FREDERICK DOUGLASS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud Title fight.
SUX0R outwaited AUTOMATON in a dull 26 minute Challenge brawl.
FRIED TWINKIE defeated HOFFA in a tiresome 6 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
HARRIET TUBMAN was overcome by FAST FORWARD in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
DERBIE FOYLE viciously subdued JOHN TYLER in a action packed 3 minute gruesome duel.
SOUL CATCHER defeated JAD LADRUE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BELISS DON was overpowered by HOWLER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN BROWN overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN narrowly defeated GEO IBSENT in a 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 483 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424     7   2  1  109 I'M HISTORY (459)
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                  9   2  0   89 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          13   5  1   77 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOUL CATCHER 3593           4   2  0   46 THE TAKEN (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484           6   5  0   42 TECHNOLOGY (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DERBIE FOYLE 4556.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DERBIE FOYLE 4556.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAST FORWARD 
4484, SOUL CATCHER 3593, HOWLER 3591, GEO IBSENT 4597, FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, 
HARRIET TUBMAN 4415, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, BOX 4573, JOHN TYLER 4420, and JOHN BROWN 
4414.

The least popular fighter this week was AUTOMATON 4327.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUX0R 4560, FRIED TWINKIE 4562, HOFFA 4348, BELISS DON 4558, SCUM 4 
LIFE 4596, JAD LADRUE 4559, ROSE 4591, CROAKER 4590, JOHN BROWN 4414, and JOHN TYLER 
4420.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

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