DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/02/2003    Duedate: 12/15/2003

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4424) [8-2-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             SOUL CATCHER
I'M HISTORY (459)              THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4424) [8-2-1,117]           (5-3593) [5-2-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAD LADRUE                     SILENT
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4559) [9-8-0,48]            (5-4600) [1-0-0,19]

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)           32
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      32      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. THE TAKEN (370)             28      Unchartered Team
4. WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)      10
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)         23   6  1 79.3   1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)        11  3 1
 2/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    19   6  1 76.0   2/ 4*THE TAKEN (370)           6  8 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   138 100  7 58.0   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 4- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         454 385 29 54.1   4/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    2  1 0
 5- 5 GOOPTA MASTERS (330)     140 148  6 48.6   5/ 0*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)    1  0 0
 6/ 6*THE TAKEN (370)           12  18  0 40.0   6- 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)          1  6 0
 7/ 7 JOHNS (379)              176 284  5 38.3   7/ 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 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (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 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, 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.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, 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 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
KALTOS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SILENT, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was HOWLER, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with JAD LADRUE.  Well, everybody's pal FREDERICK DOUGLASS moved his 
record to 8-2-1 by defeating DERBIE FOYLE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 
8 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the KALTOS arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad MORE NEW TEAMS 2?   Big bad MORE NEW 
TEAMS 2.  Big bad MORE NEW TEAMS 2.  KALTOS' afraid of the big bad MORE NEW TEAMS 2.  
Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THE TAKEN's act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from MORE NEW TEAMS 2.  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of HOFFA, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  In a mismatch, our friend JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY got heroic notions and 
challenged SUX0R.  What did it get him?  A 6-1-0 record, that's what.  I heard JOHN 
TYLER laughed all the way to the inn as his new point total of 81 was posted in the 
arena.  I guess beating SUX0R really pays!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       8   2  1   117       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                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420               6   1  0    81       I'M HISTORY (459)
-AUTOMATON 4327               20  15  0    77       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            13   6  1    75       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SUX0R 4560                    9   3  0    68       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR DRAKE 4103                7   1  0    62       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  39  0    60       JOHNS (379)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             5   2  0    59       THE TAKEN (370)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 JAD LADRUE 4559               9   8  0    48       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-GRISHNAK 4091                 8   8  1    43       GOOPTA MASTERS (330)
-FAST FORWARD 4484             6   5  0    42       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HOWLER 3591                   4   3  0    36       THE TAKEN (370)
 JOHN BROWN 4414               3   0  0    35       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558               8   9  0    33       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)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT 4600                   1   0  0    19       THE TAKEN (370)
 GEO IBSENT 4597               1   1  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ASHEWINTER 4504               1   0  0    10       WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          2   1  0     9       I'M HISTORY (459)
-MESMERIZED 4533               0   2  0     2       WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)
 GORAN INSIT 4598              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         
DA 6 4601              0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         SHEWISH GIANT 617     484 NONE    
GOBLIN 4599            0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         MOUNTAIN TROLL 614    484 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jad Ladrue -- So now that I've caught your soul, I can't get rid of it!  Take it
back! -- Soul Catcher

Beliss Don -- AAAARRRROOOOO!!!! -- Howler

Frederick Douglass -- No one can say you didn't earn your title.  Good work. -- Folie
Hanna

John Tyler -- And a rousing tippecanoe to you. -- Derbie Foyle

Soulcatcher -- Well, you didn't QUITE manage to knock mine loose, and I will do just
fine if you never have the chance again, too. -- Jad Ladrue

Howler -- I couldn't even THINK with that noise going on!  Quite the secret weapon.
-- Beliss Don

Abraham Lincoln -- I thought you'd be taller. -- Geo Ibsent

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

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA 6 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOBLIN was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
JOHN TYLER outlasted SUX0R in a dull 16 minute Challenge fight.
SOUL CATCHER bested HOFFA in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
JOHN BROWN subdued BELISS DON in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS devastated DERBIE FOYLE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
HOWLER slimly lost to JAD LADRUE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN was vanquished by SILENT in a 2 minute uneven duel.
GEO IBSENT won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
GORAN INSIT was vanquished by ASHEWINTER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  16 -  1      30  |

Turn 484 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424     8   2  1  117 I'M HISTORY (459)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 4420             6   1  0   81 I'M HISTORY (459)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          13   6  1   75 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOUL CATCHER 3593           5   2  0   59 THE TAKEN (370)
AIMED BLOW       JOHN BROWN 4414             3   0  0   35 I'M HISTORY (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAD LADRUE 4559.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SILENT 4600.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOUL CATCHER 3593, JOHN 
BROWN 4414, JAD LADRUE 4559, GEO IBSENT 4597, DA 6 4601, FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, 
ASHEWINTER 4504, HOWLER 3591, GOBLIN 4599, and HOFFA 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHN TYLER 4420.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUX0R 4560, GORAN INSIT 4598, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, 
BELISS DON 4558, HOFFA 4348, GOBLIN 4599, HOWLER 3591, ASHEWINTER 4504, and FREDERICK 
DOUGLASS 4424.