DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2004    Duedate: 03/08/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALEX GRIFFIN
DREAM PARK (447)
(9-4856) [12-9-1,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              I RULE!!!
                               WRATH OF ONE (460)
                               (9-5016) [3-0-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALEX GRIFFIN                   THE PRUSSIAN
DREAM PARK (447)               BLUE MOON (381)
(9-4856) [12-9-1,82]           (9-5039) [2-3-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             28
2. DSM4 (239)                  19      CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
3. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)       10      Unchartered Team
4. WRATH OF ONE (460)           6
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)           4      WRATH OF ONE (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*WRATH OF ONE (460)         3   0  0  100   1/ 1 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     7  3 1
 2/ 4 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     31  22  2 58.5   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 5 DSM4 (239)               354 278 25 56.0   3/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        4  5 0
 4/ 6 DREAM PARK (447)          42  36  1 53.8   4/ 4 DREAM PARK (447)          3  0 1
 5/ 7 LETTER BOMBS (436)        66  71  2 48.2   5/ 6*WRATH OF ONE (460)        3  0 0
 6/ 8 BLUE MOON (381)          296 422  9 41.2   6/ 5 DSM4 (239)                2  2 0
 7- 9*BLITZKRIEG (462)           2   3  0 40.0   7- 7*BLITZKRIEG (462)          2  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): LIFETAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
                (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUKAL, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for ANXIETY, who pummelled M. 
CHARDINEE, to pocket 16 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking 
and practice more, after losing 7 points to BISBEE.  (Discrete enough, T. ZER?) 
KUNG-FU MASTER found out that ZUKAL isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to 
be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in ZUKAL is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of LETTER BOMBS should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, WRATH OF ONE scurried away from LETTER BOMBS.  Oh, the shame!  Is 
it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it 
is, MORENCI is the most challenged warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in ZUKAL would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed 
simile, I now bid ZUKAL farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEX GRIFFIN 4856            12   9  1    82       DREAM PARK (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIETY 4961                  6   0  1    82       DSM4 (239)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOMNIAC 4870                7   1  0    62       DSM4 (239)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACACIA GARCIA 4862            8   5  0    55       DREAM PARK (447)
-GREEN MACHINE 5027            3   2  0    44       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 B. TRAYOR 5019                3   2  0    42       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-TITO THE GUIDO 4992           8   3  1    37       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        8   3  0    37       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 I RULE!!! 5016                3   0  0    36       WRATH OF ONE (460)
 BISBEE 5002                   7   8  0    35       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       6   5  1    29       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                5   6  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITAN 5046                    1   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        4   4  0    16       DREAM PARK (447)
 T. ZER 5011                   2   3  0    15       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 MALACHITE 5047                2   0  0    15       BLUE MOON (381)
 MORENCI 5003                  0  15  0    15       BLUE MOON (381)
 N. TOMBER 5037                2   0  0    13       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-PERSHING 5044                 1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             2   3  0     9       BLUE MOON (381)
-DARKSTAR 5029                 1   4  0     7       DREAM PARK (447)
 D. NILE 5013                  0   2  0     2       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-SCOURGE 5045                  0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IKE 5043                      0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE 5053              0  1 0 CLAN O' WHOOPAS 457   BLACK ORC 623         486 NONE    
SLASH LARUE 4993       6  3 0 CLAN O' WHOOPAS 457   ALEX GRIFFIN 4856     484         
AGORAPHOBIA 5041       1  1 0 DSM4 239              DARK CHAMPION 627     486 NONE    
DEPRESSION 5040        0  1 0 DSM4 239              MOUNTAIN TROLL 621    486 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Prussian -- No, no, NO!!!  It isn't I Rule.  You have to say it with gusto...now,
repeat after me.  I RULE!!!  I RULE!!!  I RULE!!! -- I RULE!!!

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AGORAPHOBIA was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEPRESSION was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLUE was put to death by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ALEX GRIFFIN won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute bloody Title brawl.
INSOMNIAC defeated B. TRAYOR in a exciting 1 minute fight.
ANXIETY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
I RULE!!! overpowered MORENCI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BISBEE devastated T. ZER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BLUE RUIN handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
D. NILE was vanquished by MALACHITE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
N. TOMBER slimly won victory over THE PRUSSIAN in a popular 4 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 486 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ALEX GRIFFIN 4856          12   9  1   82 DREAM PARK (447)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANXIETY 4961                6   0  1   82 DSM4 (239)
LUNGING ATTACK   B. TRAYOR 5019              3   2  0   42 LETTER BOMBS (436)
AIMED BLOW       I RULE!!! 5016              3   0  0   36 WRATH OF ONE (460)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALEX GRIFFIN 4856.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The ten other most popular fighters were INSOMNIAC 4870, 
N. TOMBER 5037, ANXIETY 4961, BLUE 5053, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, BISBEE 5002, BLUE RUIN 
5023, MALACHITE 5047, I RULE!!! 5016, and AGORAPHOBIA 5041.

The least popular fighter this week was D. NILE 5013.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were T. ZER 5011, MORENCI 5003, B. TRAYOR 5019, DEPRESSION 5040, AGORAPHOBIA 
5041, I RULE!!! 5016, MALACHITE 5047, BLUE RUIN 5023, BISBEE 5002, and ALEX GRIFFIN 
4856.