DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2004    Duedate: 02/09/2004

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUX0R
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4560) [12-4-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUX0R                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)         
(5-4560) [12-4-0,98]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DERBIE FOYLE                   DERBIE FOYLE
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4556) [16-7-1,87]           (5-4556) [16-7-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (370)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TECHNOLOGY (283)            26
2. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      20      MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       2      Unchartered Team
4. THE TAKEN (370)              2
5. JOHNS (379)                  1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    24   9  1 72.7   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (370)          12  3 0
 2- 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         25  10  1 71.4   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   145 113  7 56.2   3/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    4  2 0
 4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         457 387 29 54.1   4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)          1  2 0
 5/ 5 THE TAKEN (370)           26  24  1 52.0   5- 5 I'M HISTORY (459)         1  3 0
 6/ 6 JOHNS (379)              176 288  5 37.9   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 487): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 373): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 492): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 488): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 487): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 491): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 489): ADAM of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 483): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 474): TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 448): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 439): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 190): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 425): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 374): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 177): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 165): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 323): BETTER NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 367): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 487): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 373): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 492): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 488): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 487): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 491): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 489): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 483): PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 475): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 474): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 448): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 439): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 190): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 425): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 374): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 177): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 165): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 323): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 367): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 372): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 491): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 491): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 488): JAKUCHU ITO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 482): CASIMIR of MEGAWARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 474): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 474): VEG-O-MATIC of TRANSGRESSORS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 438): HEBEE of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 425): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 424): RUBBER BUMPER of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 373): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KALTOS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for FAST 
FORWARD?  TECHNOLOGY's proud of him after beating HOWLER and getting 16 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  HOWLER got smashed by FAST FORWARD, and lost 14 points!  
What a putz!  FREDERICK DOUGLASS fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting 
and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to 
the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome SUX0R.  Aren't MORE NEW TEAMS 2 
proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  THE MIDDLE 
WAY 5 was KALTOS' most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What 
kind of warriors are THE TAKEN?  THE MIDDLE WAY 5, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is HOFFA popular, or what?  He 
was challenged the most in all of KALTOS!  He's got a 7-43-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                   12   4  0    98       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       9   4  1   107       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            16   7  1    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             7   4  0    77       THE TAKEN (370)
 FAST FORWARD 4484             8   5  0    73       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-JOHN TYLER 4420               7   3  0    68       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            9   3  0    66       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 HOFFA 4348                    7  43  0    64       JOHNS (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWLER 3591                   6   5  0    52       THE TAKEN (370)
 SILENT 4600                   4   1  1    45       THE TAKEN (370)
 BELISS DON 4558              10  11  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAD LADRUE 4559              10  11  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               3   0  0    35       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)
 GOBLIN 4605                   3   0  0    25       THE TAKEN (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE 4603                     4   0  0    23       THE TAKEN (370)
 HANS JOILICE 4606             1   2  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          2   1  0     9       I'M HISTORY (459)
 GORAN INSIT 4598              0   5  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 NEO 4602                      0   1  0     5       TECHNOLOGY (283)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEO IBSENT 4597        1  2 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  SILENT 4600           485 REVENGED
BAIT 4607              0  1 0 TECHNOLOGY 283        BLACK ORC 616         488 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Beliss -- (deep snarl)...Hooooooooowl. -- The Howler

The Howler -- You need to eat less red meat. :) -- Silver Stroke (putting Howler on a
diet, not Aktins though)

John Tyler -- I carved you up like a turkey.  How did you get out of that plate
later? -- Soul Catcher

Insit -- (gnawing on femur)  Mmmm...(licking lips)...you want your leg back? --
Goblin

Jad Ladrue -- Ouch. -- Silent

Han -- Close one, friend.  We'll meet again, I'm sure of that. -- Tose

Howler -- (wincing)  That's quite a sonic attack you have there. -- Beliss Don

Goblin -- (heavy sigh)  I'm cursed, you know.  It's my style.  People of my style are
ALWAYS cursed. -- Goran Insit

M. Chardinee is a disgrace to dueling. -- Derbie Foyle

Silent -- That's why I never bother with insurance.  You can't trust the agents and
they're full of fine print and they never, ever pay off. -- Jad Ladrue
P.S.  But I'd be glad to buy you a drink once you get out.

Rose -- Who'd take a sweet little flower like you? -- Hans Joilice
P.S.  Unless by "Taken" it means you already have a boyfriend?  That'd by just my
luck.

Rose -- Well, yes, when it comes to the arena.  Definitely do not pummel me
mercilessly.  But I'm sure we can find you something strenuous to do outside the
arena. -- Goran Insit

Silver Stroke -- Every time I turn around, there you are. -- Nick, The Middle Way,
whichever one this is
P.S.  We're very familiar with the Small Arena Syndrome and take no offense at the
types of challenges that may be necessary.  We're here for you.

Goblin -- I'm still USING my bones, thank you very much! -- Goran Insit

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to

email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAIT was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRIED TWINKIE bested HOFFA in a dull 6 minute brutal veteran's Challenge duel.
SUX0R defeated DERBIE FOYLE in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
SOUL CATCHER was defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute brutal fight.
HOWLER was devastated by FAST FORWARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
JAD LADRUE was defeated by SILENT in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur upset struggle.
BELISS DON was overcome by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute fight.
GORAN INSIT was vanquished by GOBLIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ROSE won victory over NEO in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.
HANS JOILICE defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's 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     5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  18 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 488 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                 12   4  0   98 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          16   7  1   87 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOUL CATCHER 3593           7   4  0   77 THE TAKEN (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484           8   5  0   73 TECHNOLOGY (283)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOWLER 3591                 6   5  0   52 THE TAKEN (370)
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 SILENT 4600, 
SOUL CATCHER 3593, GOBLIN 4605, ROSE 4603, HANS JOILICE 4606, SUX0R 4560, FAST 
FORWARD 4484, HOWLER 3591, JAD LADRUE 4559, and BELISS DON 4558.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GORAN INSIT 4598, HOFFA 4348, BAIT 4607, NEO 4602, BELISS DON 
4558, JAD LADRUE 4559, HOWLER 3591, FAST FORWARD 4484, SUX0R 4560, and HANS JOILICE 
4606.