DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/13/2004    Duedate: 04/26/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOOSIER DADDY
FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
(7-5380) [15-10-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOOSIER DADDY                  POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOWER CHILDREN (26)           
(7-5380) [15-10-0,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                MAGOBE IBUKA
BEACH BABES (309)              NINJAS (35)
(7-4889) [13-43-0,82]          (7-5391) [14-12-1,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NINJAS (35)                 48
2. THE BEARS II (510)          44      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           19      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER CHILDREN (26)         9
5. RANCID BLOKES (503)          8      DOOMED HEROES (378)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (472)   11   3  0 78.6   1/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     10  2 0
 2/ 2 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     231 147 11 61.1   2/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)        7  2 0
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       715 569 29 55.7   3/ 4 NINJAS (35)               6  4 0
 4- 4 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     211 185 18 53.3   4/ 3 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     5  6 0
 5/ 5 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    100  97  5 50.8   5/ 5 THE BEARS II (510)        4  6 0
 6/ 6 NINJAS (35)              165 197  8 45.6   6/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)         2 11 0
 7/ 7 THE BEARS II (510)        34  45  5 43.0   7- 8 FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (472)   1  0 0
 8/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)        467 696 16 40.2   8/10 RANCID BLOKES (503)       1  2 0
 9/ 9 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      170 329  6 34.1   9- 7 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      1  4 0
10/10 RANCID BLOKES (503)       16  54  1 22.9  10/ 9 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Dal Shang:

     From the top tier of the arena, you could see a long way out to sea, because the
arena was built on a cliff above the harbor.  So was a lot of the rest of Dal Shang,
but except for the governor's palace, it mostly wasn't as high as the arena.
     Lord Protector Wais, who had come home to Dal Shang in a vague effort to boost
that beleaguered arena, was sitting on the top tier brooding.  The arena was
shrinking faster than a pool of water in the desert.  Promising warriors who were
looking for a career in the arena were not looking in THIS arena.  Fourteen active
warriors last time, and two of them had been retiring by way of a Dark Arena
appearance.  His own team, even, had gone inactive!  Something had to be done, but he
had no idea what.  Even the fans had deserted Dal Shang arena.
     With a sigh, he turned away from the empty arena to look out to sea.  And so he
saw the waters of the lake heave as though they were boiling, and a new--or very
old--island rise like a black reef no more than five miles off shore.  Five miles is
too far away to see the details, but there was something disturbingly regular about
the broken ridgeline of that island.  Like buildings....

A note for the people of the Free Cities and Lirith Kai:

     Some people say that if you get rid of magic, the world will be much simpler.
Some people say that the destabilization of the Arcanum will get rid of magic.  Ha!
High Magic, the stuff that highly educated wizards do, falters as the Arcanum
weakens.  But there are other kinds of magic.  Older.  Cruder.  Less vulnerable.
There's Blood Magic.  Spilling blood releases power.  The more blood, the more power.
     And a very powerful wizard of several centuries ago, Khaldren of Krael, who
decided that he didn't want to die when the city around him was dying, has come to
the present.  He's made a spell to bring Krael back from ruins, and he's tied it to
Blood Magic.
     But there's more blood being spilled around Alastari than he realized, and a lot
of Lost Cities that want to live again.  If you have some old ruins near your house,
and there's an arena where people are bleeding and dying, you've got trouble coming.
This is now your story, too.

     It's all a plot, and probably a dark one.  Where is Daylight Savings time when
you need it?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly BONSUR games.  CAESAR caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested JERICO and was awarded 19 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DEEDS put down MY BIG TOE, 
causing it to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to 
the grasp of the usurper.  All hail HOOSIER DADDY, Duelmaster of BONSUR!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city BONSUR.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SUGAR AND SPICE is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of FLOWER 
CHILDREN last week.  Busy avoiding SUGAR AND SPICE?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  HOOSIER DADDY take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in BONSUR.  HOOSIER DADDY must really be harboring a grudge against the 
BEACH BABES guild!  Merciless, 28 challenged down TALLAHASSE TINA points this week to 
duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon TALLAHASSE TINA and 
predictably she was bested by HOOSIER DADDY.  This is how to arouse the anger of an 
entire guild!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his 
heart.  True, DEAD POET?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of SANDBAR SALLY?  
Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as SANDBAR SALLY was bested by 
DEAD POET.  Is this what passes for courage in BONSUR?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOSIER DADDY 5380           15  10  0   114       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIGGER WASP 4899             11   3  0   144       FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (472)
-ANGRY CANDY 5047             25  13  1   113       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-GOOBATRON 5026               20  18  1   113       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 SUGARBEET 5219               21  19  0   104       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 CAESAR 5470                  10   5  3    96       THE BEARS II (510)
 JERICO 4862                  17  43  0    94       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 PTI 5412                     19   8  0    92       WASTELAND II (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          13   9  0    90       WASTELAND II (267)
 MAGOBE IBUKA 5391            14  12  1    82       NINJAS (35)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         13  43  0    82       BEACH BABES (309)
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             17  19  1    71       BEACH BABES (309)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEDS 5177                    8  26  1    66       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 GINGER 5518                  12   5  0    65       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-GROOVE THANG 5474             8   5  0    65       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD POET 5562                6   1  0    56       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-KEARSARGE 5444                3   0  1    56       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 SILENT WARNING 5446           5   5  0    50       THE BEARS II (510)
 MY BIG TOE 5601               3   4  0    43       WASTELAND II (267)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            7  15  0    36       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THYME 5563                    6   4  1    29       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 GO ASAI 5627                  2   0  0    28       NINJAS (35)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUGGER 5573                   2   2  0    22       THE BEARS II (510)
 HOGAI HAYASHI 5624            2   1  0    22       NINJAS (35)
 ANZAI MURO 5594               4   2  0    20       NINJAS (35)
-HOT STUFF 5568                2   4  0    18       THE BEARS II (510)
-DILL WEED 5241                2   1  0    17       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 LIDO LENA 5636                1   0  0    15       BEACH BABES (309)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             3   5  0    14       BEACH BABES (309)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 SUSHI ITO 5610                2   2  0     8       NINJAS (35)
-SPEARMINT 5618                1   3  0     8       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FUZZY 5546             0  2 0 THE BEARS II 510      BANDIT PRINCE 683     495 NONE    
RURI IBI 5595          2  1 0 NINJAS 35             KEARSARGE 5444        491 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hoosier Daddy -- Why aren't you home teaching manners and respect to your Hoosier
Kids? -- Tallahasse Tina

Tasty Hangnail -- That's a really disgusting habit.  You knew that, didn't you? --
Terri Towel

Dead Poet -- Ugh, you SMELL dead!  That's your secret weapon, right? -- Sandbar Sally

The Mordant Deserter is a sneaky little elf, and I think we should send him home! --
Umbrella Man

Oh-fer?  Not one of our more impressive turns. -- Nick

I was most challenged?  What an amazing thrill. -- Sandbar Sally

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FUZZY was barely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOOSIER DADDY vanquished TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
TASTY HANGNAIL demolished TERRI TOWEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CAESAR devastated JERICO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MY BIG TOE was overpowered by DEEDS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEAD POET viciously subdued SANDBAR SALLY in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
SILENT WARNING overpowered THYME in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SUGARBEET overcame MAGOBE IBUKA in a action packed 3 minute gruesome expert's melee.
PTI defeated GINGER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
UMBRELLA MAN was savagely defeated by ANZAI MURO in a exciting 3 minute fight.
GO ASAI overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SUSHI ITO was demolished by LIDO LENA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HOGAI HAYASHI devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  49 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  17 -  0      23  |

Turn 495 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         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     HOOSIER DADDY 5380         15  10  0  114 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
BASHING ATTACK   SUGARBEET 5219             21  19  0  104 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAESAR 5470                10   5  3   96 THE BEARS II (510)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        13   9  0   90 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                12   5  0   65 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MAGOBE IBUKA 5391.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD POET 5562, 
FUZZY 5546, SUGARBEET 5219, ANZAI MURO 5594, SILENT WARNING 5446, CAESAR 5470, PTI 
5412, GO ASAI 5627, HOOSIER DADDY 5380, and TASTY HANGNAIL 5463.

The least popular fighter this week was SUSHI ITO 5610.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MY BIG TOE 5601, JERICO 4862, TERRI TOWEL 5306, TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, 
HOGAI HAYASHI 5624, LIDO LENA 5636, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, GINGER 5518, THYME 5563, and 
SANDBAR SALLY 5469.

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

HOOSIER DADDY (7-5380) FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
JERICO (7-4862) MORGAN'S BOYS (308)