DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2004    Duedate: 03/09/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ABRA-HAM!
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
(15-4563) [12-7-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ABRA-HAM!                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        
(15-4563) [12-7-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WOODWALKER                     BIRDSONG
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4433) [10-21-1,52]         (15-4434) [14-17-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          66
2. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)     25POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)          20      Unchartered Team
4. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)  -6
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  18  14  0 56.3   1/ 1 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   9  6 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       245 207 15 54.2   2/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        8  7 1
 3/ 3 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   67  90  5 42.7   3/ 2 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  6  3 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       305 413  8 42.5   4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to MALCORN once again!  What's with STALKING HORSE?  He actually 
beat MALCORN's KARNHORN SPY, and walked away with 14 more points from the fight.  See 
how the Duelmaster challenged GREENWARDENS' BLACKLOCK?  That sort of initiative is 
how he got where he is now.  BLACKLOCK was reminded on the sands why MAN O' WAR is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was SACRILEGIOUS MEAT.  The bums at TRIPLE CROWN couldn't face the 
challenges from SACRILEGIOUS MEAT!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, SMOKED SOLOMON!  Don't make idle boasts, they 
may come back to haunt you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of 
fights that RONNIE RAY GUN gets in.  He fights people like RUTHLESS, 10 points below. 
I thought RONNIE RAY GUN showed great skill and promise when he was bested by 
RUTHLESS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of MALCORN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Death is no 
stranger to a warrior.  GREENWARDENS' BLACKLOCK led a good life before leaving 
MALCORN.  Many would be proud to leave behind a 18-10-1.  SMOKED SOLOMON larned his 
lesson (LITTLE CURRENT taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight 
any TRIPLE CROWN members with the same gusto.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters 
getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     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                  
 ABRA-HAM! 4563               12   7  0   106       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRDSONG 4434                14  17  1    86       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          16  20  2    74       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 STORMCLOUD 4379              16  24  0    72       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLICK BILLY 4576              5   1  0    63       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 TRIPE 4596                    6   2  0    61       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 RUTHLESS 4591                 6   2  0    57       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODWALKER 4433              10  21  1    52       GREENWARDENS (244)
 RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           6   1  0    43       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 STALKING HORSE 4569           6  12  1    42       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SMOKED SOLOMON 4589           6   5  1    42       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
-THE GOVERNATOR 4578           4   1  0    37       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL E. TEE 4608               1   0  0    13       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 CHARISMATIC 4607              1   0  0     5       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 KORAN ON THE COB 4609         0   1  0     1       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACKLOCK 4459        18 10 1 GREENWARDENS 244      MAN O' WAR 4517       480 NONE    
BOTOX CAREY 4601       0  1 0 POLITICALY INCORR 461 BANDIT PRINCE 458     480 NONE    
PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597  2  6 1 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT 456 SHEWISH GIANT 454     480 NONE    
BEHAVE YOURSELF 4586   4  3 0 TRIPLE CROWN 382      SMOKED SOLOMON 4589   479 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sultan -- Oops.  Did I do that?  Maybe this will start the bloodiest war Malcorn has
ever seen.  Yes, that would be fun.  Youth versus the incredibly old.  Sharp wits
versus senility.  The glove has been dropped, you old duffer.  I await your response.
-- Klep

Stalking Horse -- I was arrested for that once, maybe twice. -- Pontius Porkchop

All -- I totally forgot to gloat about Burgatory's rule.  Darn.  He is my first PR to
ADM, and looks like 9-4-5-17-15-17-17.  Not the best PR numbers, but the normal
damage and good favs will keep him out of retirement for a little while. -- Klep,
Sacrilegious Meat

Blacklock -- I graduate, as you wish.  Will you fill my shoes? -- Man O' War, not a
jelly fish

Smoked Solomon -- I've been smoked! -- Behave Yourself, or ghost thereof

Ronnie Ray Gun -- Nice challenge, for a republican. -- Ruthless

Woodwalker -- Frankly, I don't know.  I've never been trampled by a horse.  I'm
typically out front of the pack. -- Ruthless

Slick Billy -- Hey!  That was my wooden leg you were hacking at (why do you think
they call me "Woodwalker"?) and those things are expensive to replace. -- Woodwalker

Man O' War -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this something we've done before? --
Stormcloud

Abra-Ham -- I can TOO kill a houseplant!  I have a knack for it! -- Birdsong

Little Current -- Think of me as a weir. -- Blacklock

Pontius Porkchop -- With gravy, I hope! -- Stalking Horse

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

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PONTIUS PORKCHOP was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOTOX CAREY was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
LITTLE CURRENT viciously subdued SMOKED SOLOMON in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
MAN O' WAR viciously butchered BLACKLOCK in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
RONNIE RAY GUN was viciously subdued by RUTHLESS in a dull 10 minute Challenge brawl.
ABRA-HAM! devastated STORMCLOUD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BIRDSONG savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute uneven melee.
WOODWALKER was vanquished by TRIPE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STALKING HORSE vanquished KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHARISMATIC beat KORAN ON THE COB in a popular 4 minute novice's melee.
LIL E. TEE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  2      85  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  27 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 480 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  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ABRA-HAM! 4563             12   7  0  106 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIPE 4596                  6   2  0   61 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591               6   2  0   57 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
TOTAL PARRY      RONNIE RAY GUN 4574         6   1  0   43 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
LUNGING ATTACK   SMOKED SOLOMON 4589         6   5  1   42 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WOODWALKER 4433.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BIRDSONG 4434.  The ten other most popular fighters were KORAN ON THE COB 4609, 
BOTOX CAREY 4601, LITTLE CURRENT 4371, ABRA-HAM! 4563, PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597, SMOKED 
SOLOMON 4589, TRIPE 4596, STALKING HORSE 4569, STORMCLOUD 4379, and WOODWALKER 4433.

The least popular fighter this week was RONNIE RAY GUN 4574.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RUTHLESS 4591, CHARISMATIC 4607, BLACKLOCK 4459, LIL E. TEE 
4608, WOODWALKER 4433, STORMCLOUD 4379, STALKING HORSE 4569, TRIPE 4596, SMOKED 
SOLOMON 4589, and PONTIUS PORKCHOP 4597.

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

MAN O' WAR (15-4517) TRIPLE CROWN (382)