DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2003    Duedate: 07/16/2003

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-232

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOMINO
BONDAGE (469)
(8-3994) [14-4-3,253]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMINO                         TOBACCO ROSE
BONDAGE (469)                  PHOENIX FIRE (532)
(8-3994) [14-4-3,253]          (8-4529) [2-0-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETHUNES                       MISS TOOK
LA PENTARCHIE (481)            LADIES IN WAITING (115)
(8-4083) [22-14-1,105]         (8-4091) [10-7-1,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BONDAGE (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BONDAGE (469)               48
2. WIMPS OF PERIL (504)        43      BONDAGE (469)
3. WOLFBANE (521)              41      Unchartered Team
4. LADIES IN WAITING (115)     36
5. BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)       32      PHOENIX FIRE (532)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BONDAGE (469)             72  40  7 64.3   1/ 2 BONDAGE (469)            10  1 3
 2/ 2 BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)    221 133 21 62.4   2/ 7 LADIES IN WAITING (115)   8  2 0
 3- 3 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   90  68  7 57.0   3/ 4 WIMPS OF PERIL (504)      8  7 0
 4/ 5 LADIES IN WAITING (115)  285 230 12 55.3   4/ 5 HAPLESS WAIF (515)        7  5 0
 5/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      113  94  3 54.6   5/ 1 X-FORCE (484)             7  8 0
 6/ 6 DOGPOUND (477)            44  41  2 51.8   6/14 WOLFBANE (521)            6  4 0
 7/ 7 HAPLESS WAIF (515)        30  30  1 50.0   7/ 6 BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)     6  9 3
 8/ 8 WIMPS OF PERIL (504)      55  58  4 48.7   8/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       5 10 1
 9/13*PHOENIX FIRE (532)         4   5  1 44.4   9/15*PHOENIX FIRE (532)        4  5 1
10/ 9 TREE PEOPLE (511)         33  42  1 44.0  10/17*PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)     4  6 2
11-10 NEW BLOOD (516)           53  72 12 42.4  11/16 DYSERAY (456)             4 11 0
12/11 X-FORCE (484)             66  96  6 40.7  12/10 DOGPOUND (477)            3  6 0
13-12 BLOOD DANCERS (527)       19  28  4 40.4  13- 9 NEW BLOOD (516)           2  1 0
14/17*PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)      4   6  2 40.0  14-12 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   2  3 0
15/14 DYSERAY (456)             96 148  2 39.3  15/11 TREE PEOPLE (511)         2  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/16 WOLFBANE (521)            29  52  1 35.8  16- 8 BLOOD DANCERS (527)       1  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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:

     Raoul, once known in the arena at Aruak City as In Gerfel We Trust, looked
around the waterfront and frowned.  Even though he and his companions, Jeri
Northwind, a gladiator from Zorpunt, and Berdan, a Fratsfan ex-assassin, had just
come from the devastated town of Point, he had not expected to find Iaye in such a
mess.
     "What happened here?" Jeri asked a lounger.
     The local man, who could have used a bath, shrugged and spat.  "The Trier rose
up and smashed the waterfront," he said.  He looked at the woman calculatingly, as
though trying to guess how much money she might spend on hearing his tale.  "Or
ghosts did it, if you can believe that."
     "Ghosts out of Krael," Raoul said, nodding.  "They hit Point, too."
     "That's what folks say," the man agreed, scowling.  "I guess you heard the story
already, huh?  When I saw 'em coming, them ghosts, I didn't stay to ask their names.
A mean bunch.  But things are pretty much okay on up the hill.  Harbor House can
still give you a bed and a half-way decent feed."
     Raoul looked at the man thoughtfully, glanced at his companions, and saw that
they agreed with him--ask this loafer nothing, tell him nothing.  Iaye had an arena,
he and Jeri both had contacts there.  That was where they'd ask their questions and
look for help.

     Goff, the manager of Red Dog Gang in Iaye, shrugged.  "They say it was ghosts,
but who knows?  Does it matter?"
     "Not to us," Raoul agreed.  "Asking was just curiosity.  We've got other
business.  We're chasing a man known as Peranis, a Raltuman--"
     "Him!  He's a big-time troublemaker here, but he's got powerful friends.  Nobody
can touch him."
     "That's what we heard in Point, too," Jeri said, nodding.  "Is he actually here
now?"
     "No, I don't think so, I think he went to Skaithvarn.  I keep track of him, as
much as I can, so as to keep out of his way.  I had a run-in with him a few years
back," Goff explained, "and he's been out to do me bad turns ever since.  That man
can REALLY hold a grudge.  Uh...what do you want him for?"
     Raoul glanced at Berdan, and the Fratsfan shrugged and sighed.  "Peranis is a
member of the Assassins' Guild," Berdan said.  "A high-ranking member.  Though he's
been doing mostly administrative work lately, never doubt for a minute that he is a
dangerous man."
     "Right, I won't doubt it," Goff said.  "Why are you following him?"
     "Because he's run off with the Guild's Black Book...which lists all the
assassins, all the Andorian spies abroad, all the people that the Guild is in a
position to coerce--"
     "Blackmail, you mean," Raoul growled.
     Berdan nodded.  "But up until the King disbanded the Guild, it wasn't blackmail,
it was, ah, 'encouraging them to act in the national interest rather than in their
own'."
     "With the 'national interest' being determined by the Guild, of course," Jeri
muttered.
     "This Black Book, is it just names, or does it have details?" Goff asked.  "I
mean, if somebody steals it from Peranis, can that somebody use it to blackmail?"
     "Yes.  We are pursuing Peranis to retrieve the book, which will be--"
     "Which will be burned as soon as we get our hands on it," Raoul finished.
     "But some of the information might be of great use to the King!" Berdan
protested.
     Raoul shook his head.  "No.  That book is muck," he said flatly, "and you can't
pick up even a little of the muck without getting dirty.  Let the King compile his
own files for 'encouraging' his citizens."
     "And I hope he doesn't feel the need," Jeri added.  "But you're right about the
Black Book.  We've got to burn it."
     "But first we have to catch Peranis and get the Book away from him," Raoul
finished.  "You say he went to Skaithvarn.  Where?  There are several strong city-
states over there."
     "I didn't ask him where he was going.  My idea was to stay out of sight," Goff
pointed out.  "But the word is he mostly goes to Istoreth."
     "Isn't that the one that has a treaty with Osksi?" Raoul asked.  "I didn't like
the idea of that book falling into S'varni hands, and I like it less if the Osksians
are going to have a chance at it."  He took off his bowler and frowned down into it
as though he was looking into a crystal ball.  "We need to get over there.  You know
anyone with a boat?"
     "Well...yeah, I've got a boat myself that'd make the crossing.  It isn't that
far.  But...."  Goff ran a hand through his hair, leaving it standing on end.  "But
it might be needed here--what if the ghosts come back?"
     "Why should they come back?" Raoul asked.
     "Nobody knows why they came in the first place, so how can we know whether
they'll come back?"  The manager shook his head like a dog shaking off water.  "Are
things going crazy everywhere?"
     "Yes," Jeri answered, surprising the others.  Defensively she added, "Well, they
are!  Point was destroyed by the ghosts, too, and Seam now has a geyser in the middle
of town that can't be helping things much, and there are other stories going around.
Have you heard anything at all from Ti lately?"
     "I know, doll," Raoul said quietly, "but we can't do more than one thing at a
time, and our job is to catch Peranis."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 464): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): SUE of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 454): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 
                             (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 450): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 409): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 401): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 313): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 303): DIS-JOINT of DIS-TEAM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 349): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 464): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 454): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 450): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 409): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 401): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 313): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 303): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 349): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings again, Arkers!!!

Firstly a warm welcome to out newcomers out on the sands, Phoenix Fire and Pagan
Mysteries.  Here's to a long, moderately successful (well, whaddya expect?!) stay
here!!

Secondly a welcome back to newly returned teams, Northern Badlands and Ladies in
Waiting...though remember Ladies (especially Miss Step) you are in 'waiting', so keep
you sweaty palms off my Crown.  I've grown accustomed to it now!!

Still leaving my card open for La Pentarchie to avenge the loss of Mosswart (or at
least try) so am avoiding those Orcs and Ladies.  Think I may have posted a challenge
against the onomatopoeic Fanta, just to keep him honest....

Until next time, your duelMISTRESS of Doom...DOMINO.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARKERS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  ARKERS watched with 
glee as X-FORCE got knocked off top spot by BONDAGE!  Hmmmph!  I always thought BLOOD 
DANCERS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
WOLFBANE's 6th moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  LADIES IN WAITING showed ARKERS what 
they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 5-0-0.  What's 
with FOTHERINFOP?  He actually beat X-FORCE's MELTDOWN, and walked away with 24 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at X-FORCE.  MELTDOWN lost 16 points to 
FOTHERINFOP.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MELTDOWN will provide more easy 
wins...  Try as he might, WEIRD WILLIAM wasn't good enough at persuading DOMINO to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, LADIES IN WAITING!  In my day, no team with a 280-230-12 would scare me 
off!  What's the problem, BONDAGE?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, FOTHERINFOP!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  Keep challenging up 26 points, POLARIS, and I won't have to write about you 
much longer.  HUNGRY WAIF always accepts those kind of challenges...  POLARIS found 
one way to advance:  challenging HUNGRY WAIF and losing, but getting 2 points.  No 
brain, no pain.   
     Warriors of ARKERS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Hmm...  More 
surprises must remain in store for me, if SIMPLE MIND can return from the Dark Arena. 
WINDLEMARN looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned DYSERAY is sending him to 
the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 4-11-0?  WEIRD WILLIAM, with his forgettable 
23-20-0,  lost to DOMINO in a forgettable match.  LA PENTARCHIE didn't seem to mind 
very much.  DOMINO had a sure-fire victory when she challenged WEIRD WILLIAM, 119 
points below her.  Was anyone really surprised when WEIRD WILLIAM bit it?  Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINO 3994                  14   4  3   253       BONDAGE (469)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANTA FUELED FUZZ 4092       24   7  0   129       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
 BETHUNES 4083                22  14  1   105       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 MISS STEP 3978               16  11  0   101       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 FOTHERINFOP 4271             13   8  1    99       WIMPS OF PERIL (504)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOSED MIND 4429             10   3  0    89       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
 MISS COMMUNE KATE 4118        9   4  0    87       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
-ODDJOB 3920                  13   7  0    84       BONDAGE (469)
 SIMPLE MIND 4431              7   5  3    75       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
-REX RED 4447                  6   4  1    73       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
 MELTDOWN 4353                13   3  0    72       X-FORCE (484)
 MISS TOOK 4091               10   7  1    71       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 GOLDENEYE 4479                5   1  0    67       BONDAGE (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLFHOUND 4158               10   4  0    66       DOGPOUND (477)
 LUMBERING WAIF 4346           8   6  0    66       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
 RANCID WAIF 4413              7   6  0    66       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
 ASH 4307                      9   7  1    65       TREE PEOPLE (511)
 THOG 4399                     8   9  0    63       WOLFBANE (521)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUNGRY WAIF 4349              6   8  1    55       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
 FRENZIED WAIF 4345            8   6  0    52       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
 JENDAR ILLKEN 4112           12  13  0    50       DYSERAY (456)
-SASHA BAL TOR 4034           14   7  0    49       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 BORZOI 3983                   8   6  0    48       DOGPOUND (477)
 HOOF HEARTED 4503             5   2  0    48       WIMPS OF PERIL (504)
 REDWOOD 4304                 10   5  0    47       TREE PEOPLE (511)
 L'ORC BLEU 4352               7   9  0    45       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-BLACK LAB 4265                7   2  0    45       DOGPOUND (477)
 SQUIFFY 4490                  7   1  0    42       WIMPS OF PERIL (504)
-SILVERFANG 4448               5   4  1    42       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
-REQUIEM 4444                  5   4  2    41       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
 SONYA 4397                    7   7  0    40       WOLFBANE (521)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS TREE MEAT 4418           6   2  0    39       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 MATARA WENTTRO 4266           6   9  0    37       DYSERAY (456)
-WARPATH 4039                  6   4  1    36       GEN-X (482)
-YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369          4   1  0    34       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAMEN THE HUNTER 4259         5   4  2    33       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-CRULE 4468                    4   4  1    32       NEW BLOOD (516)
 GONZAGO 4395                  6  10  1    29       WOLFBANE (521)
 QUEUE 4549                    4   0  1    28       BONDAGE (469)
 POLARIS 4547                  3   1  0    28       X-FORCE (484)
 TOBACCO ROSE 4529             2   0  1    26       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 PUSSY GALORE 4467             2   0  0    24       BONDAGE (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASTOR BEAN 4442              6   5  0    23       TREE PEOPLE (511)
 SLICK 4495                    4   4  1    21       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-CABLE 4038                    4   6  0    21       GEN-X (482)
 MISS CONSTRUED 4419           2   6  0    21       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
-JUGGERNAUT 4040               5   5  0    20       GEN-X (482)
 FAERIE DRAGON 4534            1   1  0    20       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-IMPULSE 4548                  1   0  0    20       NEW BLOOD (516)
-WOLVERINE 4037                4   6  1    19       GEN-X (482)
 CHIKEN HEARTED 4502           3   4  0    19       WIMPS OF PERIL (504)
 TEMPEST 4462                  4   6  0    18       X-FORCE (484)
-ZEALOT 4507                   2   3  0    18       NEW BLOOD (516)
 CRONUS 4550                   2   0  0    17       WOLFBANE (521)
 PSYLOCKE 4470                 1   3  0    16       X-FORCE (484)
 LUGH 4559                     2   0  1    15       PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)
 MARKS CLOAKER 4481            2   2  0    15       DYSERAY (456)
-WITLESS WAIF 4347             1   3  0    14       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
 ESTUPIDO 4572                 2   0  0    10       WIMPS OF PERIL (504)
-FIRE FLY 4533                 1   0  0    10       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 FERAL 4562                    1   1  0     8       X-FORCE (484)
 GORM 4488                     1   4  0     8       WOLFBANE (521)
 JAGUARMAN 4532                0   2  0     8       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-TYGOL NIGHTSTALKER 4518       2   1  0     7       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
 MORRIGAN 4557                 1   1  1     7       PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)
 CERNUNNOS 4556                1   1  0     6       PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)
 CHOW 4552                     0   2  0     6       DOGPOUND (477)
-MR. SWEETNOTE 4476            0   6  0     6       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
 CALLIECH 4558                 0   2  0     2       PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)
 BRIGID 4555                   0   2  0     2       PAGAN MYSTERIES (533)
 DUSTY 4579                    0   1  0     1       DYSERAY (456)
-GOLEM 4560                    0   1  0     1       NEW BLOOD (516)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 388      0  1 0   1                   LUGH 4559             232 NONE    
BRAIN FREEZE 4553      2  2 1 BLACKTHORN ORCS 425   BANDIT PRINCE 409     232 NONE    
BIG BAD BUBBA 4575     0  1 0 BLACKTHORN ORCS 425   MORRIGAN 4557         232         
BLACK ORC 404          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SIMPLE MIND 4431      232 NONE    
POODLE 4517            2  2 0 DOGPOUND 477          TOBACCO ROSE 4529     232         
WINDLEMARN 4245        4 12 0 DYSERAY 456           HIGH ELF 403          232 NONE    
WESTIN MO 4452         2  5 0 DYSERAY 456           QUEUE 4549            231         
UNHAPPY FEET 4574      0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 481     STONE GOLEM 410       232 NONE    
WEIRD WILLIAM 4017    23 20 0 LA PENTARCHIE 481     DOMINO 3994           232         
MOSSWART 4116         17 15 0 LA PENTARCHIE 481     DOMINO 3994           230         
VIBE 4463              5  3 4 NEW BLOOD 516         REX RED 4447          229         
VICIOUS TROLL 4576     0  1 0 PHOENIX FIRE 532      BANDIT PRINCE 409     232 NONE    
WEEDS III 4578         0  1 0 TREE PEOPLE 511       HIGH ELF 403          232 NONE    
BISHOP 4546            1  1 1 X-FORCE 484           SLICK 4495            230 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, well guys, it's funny, I actually wanted MOSSWART to meet DOMINO!  That's why I
got FFF and FI out of the way.  I must say that was not very bright.  And now I guess
Goldeneye will take the throne after Domino...ick. -- Le Pentarque

Hey, guys!  My last ad didn't go through...let's try again.

I don't talk much from my remote abode, but I wanted to say a little something about
Mosswart, who was really helpless but funny.  I actually challenged the other
champions with Bethunes and WW to allow him to lick Domino, that was a bright move.
Sad....  Now I'm anxious to see Domino leaving, and worried about Goldeneye climbing.
Anyway, my stable is now much younger and I'll try to get serious warriors.  About
FFF, I feel guilty with all these challenges, but there are too many fast guys
lurking for my old skill-giving slow dreadnoughts.  I'll stop challenging you right
now.  One last word about WW, this weirdo got the Bash tactic with the short spear!
-- Le Pentarque

Fotherinfop -- I turn away much happier from our reunion. -- Miss Step

Wolfhound -- I thought I was doomed with that matchup, but the luck of the Irish must
have been on my side. -- Miss Commune Kate

Frenzied Waif -- They let waifs step on the sands these days?  I didn't think you'd
have the Constitution to hack it. -- Miss Took

Squiffy -- You are your fellows Arkerites are truly sick, making Miss Tree Meat the
most popular dish on the menu last month. -- Miss Tree Meat

Castor Bean -- I was expecting the oil, not the bean. -- Miss Construed

Jaguarman -- I'm sure you just loved getting your first fight as a match up with me.
I was amazed that my popularity marginally increased. -- Estupido

Psylocke -- The one nice thing you can say about our fight is that you were a better
fighter after the fight than before.  Well, maybe not better, but stronger.  Perhaps
you shouldn't challenge so much. -- Chiken Hearted

Miss Step -- Don't you ever Miss?  Not a good match up for me and I didn't even learn
anything.  Rats! -- Fotherinfop
P.S.  I need to find a TP or two to fight.

Windlemarn -- I can see why your record is what it is.  Anyone who would be severely
hurt when hit by a medium shield, should find a new line of work. -- Hoof Hearted

Miss Tree Meat -- Ouch!  You hit me twice with that big thingy.  You will have to
admit that I know how to teach a skill or two. -- Squiffy

Feral -- My head has more lumps than my wife's oatmeal!  It will be ringing for
weeks! -- Cernannos

Sasha Bal Tor -- Good to see you again.  Thanks for the win (again). -- Borzoi

Lugh -- See you soon! -- Chow

Brigid -- Longsword is also a good weapon for your style.  (As is a scimitar 2 HD.)
14+. -- K-9 mgr. Dogpound

Miss Commune Kate -- Well done!  I never mind losing when I learn like that. --
Wolfhound

Wimpy -- This is the only X-Force team I have going.  My only other X-Force team is
in arena-44.  Anyway I think you're ahead in this arena. -- Savant

Closed Mind -- It was way too close for my comfort. -- Meltdown

Ash -- I think I'm glad you broke your weapon. -- Meltdown

Chicken Hearted -- That was probably the wrong strategy. -- Psylocke

Bobby Bigfoot -- Welcome!!  And commiserations on the untimely loss of a TC contender
in the mail-in.  Be interested to know the style/stats if one who could come so
close. -- Spawn

Marks Cloaker -- Wow!!  Didn't think I'd be able to fight like that in turn 1 here,
even with a few tourney fights under my belt.  I really enjoyed myself out there,
hope you did too! -- Pussy Galore

Weird William -- It's a cheap trick, I know, but the early knockdown works for me! --
Domino

Lumbering Waif -- Wow...you're a big'un, aren't you!!  Glad you gave up before you
had a chance to have a go back, I have a feeling I'd know it if you hit me!! --
Goldeneye

Westin Mo, RIP -- I'm ashamed of myself, picking on you when you were already down.
I deserve whatever you boss decides to throw at me.  Unlucky. -- Queue

Kamen the Hunter -- I wasn't quite ready for all that leapin' about that you did, but
I will have my day yet. -- Faerie Dragon

Calliech -- I was expecting some flashy action from one of your style; perhaps you
should try cranking it up a bit, just a thought. -- Tobacco Rose
P.S.  I asked my wise manager about your name, as he knew a thing or three about
Pagan mysteries.  He said that he'd heard some stories told by a people known as
Scots, about a blue faced hag, Calliech, who is reborn on Samhain and is defeated by
Brigidon Beltane.  Is that about right?

Morrigan -- Didn't your mother warn you if play with fire, you get burned? -- Fire
Fly

Estupido -- I wish you a very short, and humblingly dull arena career. -- Jaguarman

All -- Vicious Troll, basher, 17-4-17-5-17-9-15:  I decided to spare Arkers from this
brute.  I thought that he might kill some initiates before they become skilled enough
to handle him.  Besides I like high wits, not dimwits. -- Bobby Bigfoot/Phoenix Fire

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIMPLE MIND butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BRAIN FREEZE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
WINDLEMARN was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
UNHAPPY FEET was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
WEEDS III was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
VICIOUS TROLL was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GOLDENEYE was overpowered by CLOSED MIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PUSSY GALORE outwaited CASTOR BEAN in a dull 15 minute Challenge fight.
FANTA FUELED FUZZ won victory over BETHUNES in a 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
FOTHERINFOP overpowered MELTDOWN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MISS COMMUNE KATE overpowered ASH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
POLARIS was savagely defeated by HUNGRY WAIF in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MISS TREE MEAT overcame GONZAGO in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
FAERIE DRAGON savagely defeated PSYLOCKE in a 5 minute bloody Challenge match.
TOBACCO ROSE executed POODLE in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge conflict.
QUEUE won victory over CHIKEN HEARTED in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ESTUPIDO bested CHOW in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
DOMINO executed WEIRD WILLIAM in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title brawl.
MISS STEP savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute veteran's bout.
MISS TOOK savagely defeated SQUIFFY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.
JENDAR ILLKEN was devastated by LUMBERING WAIF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WOLFHOUND vanquished L'ORC BLEU in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BORZOI was handily defeated by THOG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
REDWOOD was devastated by RANCID WAIF in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
FRENZIED WAIF was savagely defeated by HOOF HEARTED in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
TEMPEST was overpowered by MATARA WENTTRO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SONYA overpowered SLICK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISS CONSTRUED beat FERAL in a 3 minute expert vs. novice duel.
JAGUARMAN was handily defeated by CRONUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GORM won victory over BRIGID in a 3 minute novice's bout.
MARKS CLOAKER overpowered CALLIECH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CERNUNNOS luckily beat DUSTY in a 2 minute novice's match.
MORRIGAN narrowly killed BIG BAD BUBBA in a 1 minute novice's fight.
LUGH killed POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  30 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   67 -  63 - 17      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  39 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  21 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        33 -  44 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  42 -  1      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  14 -  1      33  |

Turn 232 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DOMINO 3994                14   4  3  253 BONDAGE (469)
TOTAL PARRY      FANTA FUELED FUZZ 4092     24   7  0  129 BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
SLASHING ATTACK  BETHUNES 4083              22  14  1  105 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
LUNGING ATTACK   MISS STEP 3978             16  11  0  101 LADIES IN WAITING (115)
AIMED BLOW       FOTHERINFOP 4271           13   8  1   99 WIMPS OF PERIL (504)
BASHING ATTACK   MISS TOOK 4091             10   7  1   71 LADIES IN WAITING (115)
WALL OF STEEL    WOLFHOUND 4158             10   4  0   66 DOGPOUND (477)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BETHUNES 4083.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MISS TOOK 4091.  The ten other most popular fighters were BETHUNES 4083, HUNGRY 
WAIF 4349, UNHAPPY FEET 4574, MISS STEP 3978, FERAL 4562, FAERIE DRAGON 4534, CHIKEN 
HEARTED 4502, SONYA 4397, DUSTY 4579, and CLOSED MIND 4429.

The least popular fighter this week was CASTOR BEAN 4442.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PUSSY GALORE 4467, CALLIECH 4558, BRIGID 4555, JAGUARMAN 4532, 
REDWOOD 4304, BORZOI 3983, L'ORC BLEU 4352, JENDAR ILLKEN 4112, GONZAGO 4395, and 
POLARIS 4547.

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

DOMINO (8-3994) BONDAGE (469)
BETHUNES (8-4083) LA PENTARCHIE (481)

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

WEIRD WILLIAM (8-4017) LA PENTARCHIE (481)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes