DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2003    Duedate: 05/22/2003

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED FUSION
IT'S NEW! (471)
(6-5480) [17-3-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED FUSION                     BATGIRL
IT'S NEW! (471)                SUPER HEROES (492)
(6-5480) [17-3-0,111]          (6-5623) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ENDYMION                       ENDYMION
KREWE OF DRUID (369)           KREWE OF DRUID (369)
(6-4163) [15-12-1,100]         (6-4163) [15-12-1,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE BEASTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPER HEROES (492)          50
2. KREWE OF DRUID (369)        42      IT'S NEW! (471)
3. SCIENCE FICTION (456)       10      Unchartered Team
4. IT'S NEW! (471)              6
5. PRIESTS OF SYRINX (17)       3      SUPER HEROES (492)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SUPER HEROES (492)         4   0  0  100   1/ 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      11  4 0
 2/ 1 IT'S NEW! (471)           17   3  0 85.0   2/ 2 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     6  7 0
 3/ 0 SUPER BASH BROTHER (447)  76  55 10 58.0   3/ 3 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5 10 1
 4/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       76  59  5 56.3   4/ 0*SUPER HEROES (492)        4  0 0
 5- 3*ECU LACROSSE (484)         6   5  0 54.5   5/ 5 IT'S NEW! (471)           2  1 0
 6/ 4 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     94  87  4 51.9   6- 4*ECU LACROSSE (484)        1  1 0
 7/ 5 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      58  68  4 46.0   7/ 0 SUPER BASH BROTHER (447)  1  2 1
 8/ 0 PRIESTS OF SYRINX (17)   119 170  4 41.2   8/ 0 PRIESTS OF SYRINX (17)    0  1 0
 9- 7*TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)    6  15  0 28.6   9- 7*TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)   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 468): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): LHI of SUPERIOR DOA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ONE MAN ARMY of ROOKIE ARMADA from CIMMERIAC (Doc
                             Steele, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ROOKIE ARMADA, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 468): NEWKIRK of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 463): QUID PRO QUO of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 418): FOREVER MAN of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                              TAMRISSA of BLENDING ENTHRONED (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 353): F-BLACKSHADOW of F-LLOD BLADES (
                             SACRIFICE of MIGHTY MORALS (
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 303): KERMIT of THE MUPPETS (Jim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Poor Ed., feeling lonely.  Here, I'll write this here column for you.  Hey, I used
the word 'here' more than once in that sentence!  At least I can write a complete
sentence.  My manager says I'm not too smart...or is it I'm a moron.  Oh, I can never
remember what he says.  I just go out there in the middle of the arena and stand
there for a while and then some guy tells me I won and I didn't do nothing but stand
there but my manager seems happy enough and then he still calls me a dumb-dumb.
Oooh...here, kitty kitty!

<Red Fusion leaves the room in hot pursuit of a cat>

Okay, so we've heard enough from Red Fusion for a while.  Whew.  This is his manager,
The Muffin Man.  As some of you may have guessed, Red Fusion is a scum, and while he
isn't the best I've ever managed, he's pretty decent.  I'll reveal his numbers when
(and if) he graduates.  He should have enough wins, arena fights, and political
points by the time this is printed, but he's still lacking in the skill department.
It could be a while, so bear with us.

The Muffin Man

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRANSEL games.  A new guild, SUPER HEROES, entered 
TRANSEL with a clash this turn, showing off a 4-0-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy 
addition to the city guilds.  PEGASUS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested EZRI DAX and was awarded 21 points in recognition. 
In one of the week's more notable duels, PANDORA put down PEACH, causing her to lose 
16 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, 
Duelmaster RED FUSION challenged ENDYMION last week in a match to decide the fate of 
the throne.  Although ENDYMION made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple 
the reign of victorious RED FUSION.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in TRANSEL seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in TRANSEL these days is SCIENCE FICTION.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of BATTLE BEASTS last week.  Busy avoiding SCIENCE FICTION?  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after BOEUF GRAS.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of BLOB who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 10 
points below in the rankings.  I thought BLOB showed great skill and promise when he 
was bested by HAN SOLO.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of EZRI DAX, veteran of many duels.  
13-11-0 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Fate is 
a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against 
the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRANSEL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED FUSION 5480              17   3  0   111       IT'S NEW! (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDYMION 4163                15  12  1   100       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-TAKKARA 370                  20  27  2    91       PRIESTS OF SYRINX (17)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIZZERDRIX 5493              13   6  1    81       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 PANDORA 5459                 11   7  0    72       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 ASHANTI 5352                  9  12  2    71       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPONGEBOB 5460               13   8  0    60       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 PEACH 5377                   13   6  0    58       SUPER BASH BROTHERS (447)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596            8   4  1    52       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 FOX 5388                      7   8  1    51       SUPER BASH BROTHERS (447)
 JOHN CHRICHTON 5563           8   5  0    45       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 BOEUF GRAS 4162               8  19  0    43       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-MCNAULTY 5567                 5   4  0    43       ECU LACROSSE (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOWSER 5396                   5   9  2    33       SUPER BASH BROTHERS (447)
 HAN SOLO 5598                 5   5  0    33       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENGETI 5627                5   2  0    23       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 BLOB 5635                     4   1  0    21       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-VITAL SIGNS 4315              3   1  0    20       PRIESTS OF SYRINX (17)
-TAMED REALITY 5630            1   0  0    20       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 BATGIRL 5623                  1   0  0    15       SUPER HEROES (492)
 BATMAN 5624                   1   0  0    13       SUPER HEROES (492)
 HULK 5621                     1   0  0    13       SUPER HEROES (492)
 CASEOPEIA 5643                1   1  0    10       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-PHOENIX 5559                  1   3  0    10       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
-CHOKE SLAM 5565               1   1  0     9       ECU LACROSSE (484)
 SPIDERMAN 5622                1   0  0     9       SUPER HEROES (492)
-GREEN MACHINE 5631            0   1  0     1       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
-BLU MONICA 5628               0   1  0     1       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 D'ARGO 5646                   0   1  0     1       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 536       0  1 0   1                   FOX 5388              473 NONE    
BERTRAM 5363          16 20 0 THE LADY'S LIST 395   ENDYMION 4163         469 NOT REVE
ALMS 5648              0  1 0 PRIESTS OF SYRINX 17  JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  473 NONE    
EZRI DAX 5416         13 11 0 SCIENCE FICTION 456   PEGASUS 4161          473 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     The Muffin Man and Red Fusion -- Thank you! -- Ed.

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALMS was butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RED FUSION won victory over ENDYMION in a 4 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
VIZZERDRIX defeated ASHANTI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge duel.
GRIZZLY ADAMS savagely defeated BOEUF GRAS in a 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BLOB was viciously subdued by HAN SOLO in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
SERENGETI viciously subdued CASEOPEIA in a 6 minute gory Challenge competition.
PEGASUS easily killed EZRI DAX in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
PEACH was unbelievably bested by PANDORA in a crowd boring 14 minute gruesome fight.
SPONGEBOB was overpowered by NURNIN THE UNLUCKY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOX executed CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BOWSER was narrowly defeated by JOHN CHRICHTON in a 1 minute competition.
BATMAN devastated BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
BATGIRL devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SPIDERMAN overcame D'ARGO in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
HULK overpowered BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  23 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  28 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 473 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RED FUSION 5480            17   3  0  111 IT'S NEW! (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENDYMION 4163              15  12  1  100 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
WALL OF STEEL    VIZZERDRIX 5493            13   6  1   81 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
AIMED BLOW       SPONGEBOB 5460             13   8  0   60 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
BASHING ATTACK   GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596          8   4  1   52 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ENDYMION 4163.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ENDYMION 4163.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAN SOLO 5598, ASHANTI 
5352, GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596, SERENGETI 5627, JOHN CHRICHTON 5563, VIZZERDRIX 5493, RED 
FUSION 5480, FOX 5388, BOWSER 5396, and BATGIRL 5623.

The least popular fighter this week was PANDORA 5459.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PEACH 5377, CASEOPEIA 5643, EZRI DAX 5416, BOEUF GRAS 4162, HULK 5621, 
D'ARGO 5646, BATMAN 5624, SPONGEBOB 5460, BLOB 5635, and ALMS 5648.

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

PEGASUS (6-4161) KREWE OF DRUID (369)