DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2003    Duedate: 07/05/2003

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLUFFY
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
(18-7185) [23-30-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLUFFY                         ACE
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
(18-7185) [23-30-0,107]        (18-7260) [4-1-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PICKLE JUICE                   AGONY
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          THUNDR + LITENING (22)
(18-7741) [8-12-0,60]          (18-7825) [10-1-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUARDIANS II (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GHAELIE SIDHE (495)         30
2. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       26      THE GUARDIANS II (479)
3. NEXT GENERATION (547)       25      Unchartered Team
4. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         24
5. BONE TO BONE (199)          24      CONSORTIUM CREW (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*POETRY (582)               1   0  0  100   1/ 6 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   11  4 0
 2/ 2 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    44  24  1 64.7   2/ 4 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     9  6 2
 3/ 3 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        79  54  5 59.4   3/ 2 WASTELAND (207)           8  4 0
 4/ 4 NEXT GENERATION (547)    113  80  7 58.5   4/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  7 0
 5- 5 THE DARK TEMPLE (455)     77  55  5 58.3   5/ 1 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         7  8 2
 6/ 6 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       71  56 10 55.9   6/ 9 THE SHADOWS (574)         7  8 1
 7/ 7 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   916 797 %118 53.5   7/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  8 0
 8/11*CONSORTIUM CREW (536)     13  12  1 52.0   8/ 7 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       6  4 1
 9/ 8 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    520 485 29 51.7   9/15*CONSORTIUM CREW (536)     6  4 1
10/ 0 BONE TO BONE (199)        94  90 16 51.1  10/18 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       5 10 0
11/10 THE SHADOWS (574)         44  43  4 50.6  11- 8 WAY OF THE BLADE (541)    4  5 1
12/ 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    739 723 45 50.5  12/10 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       4 10 0
13/12 WASTELAND (207)          467 472 35 49.7  13/11 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        4 11 0
14/13 BEAST MASTERS (567)      238 254 15 48.4  14-13 THE DARK TEMPLE (455)     3  0 0
15/14 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      471 505 24 48.3  15/17 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    3  6 1
16-15 FROM THE FACE (545)       24  26  3 48.0  16/14 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    3  6 0
17-16 WAY OF THE BLADE (541)    31  34  2 47.7  17/22 ARROGANCE (347)           3  6 0
18/18 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         40  50  5 44.4  18/16 BEAST MASTERS (567)       3  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        96 124  6 43.6  19/19 THIGHMASTERS (525)        2  0 0
20/21 SHEPHERDS (252)          434 576 25 43.0  20-12 FROM THE FACE (545)       2  0 0
21/20*OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   11  15  1 42.3  21/20 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        2  1 0
22/22 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    87 126  5 40.8  22/25 NEXT GENERATION (547)     2  5 0
23/23 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      130 194  6 40.1  23/ 0 BONE TO BONE (199)        1  0 1
24/24 ARROGANCE (347)          337 507 26 39.9  24-23*POETRY (582)              1  0 0
25/26 THIGHMASTERS (525)        16  28  3 36.4  25-21*SEER KING (534)           1  3 0
26-25*SEER KING (534)            5   9  0 35.7  26/26*OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   1  5 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 472): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 357): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 473): SGT SCHULTZ of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 459): TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 423): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 358): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 308): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): CADELL of THE OCTAVIANS (Big Red, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 351): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 357): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 473): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 459): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 458): STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 432): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 423): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 358): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 308): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 351): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 473): SCHMEIKEL of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BIG FUN of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 459): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
                          ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, there you have it, proof.  Not sure that many of you care; however, it meant
something to me.  I'd've rather defeated Mr. Penguinicillan; however, a win vs. a
Challenger Champion is just the same--especially on his challenge.  It was a one hit
win, pretty quick and boring.  Actually, only my second win vs. a striker in 14
tries.

Well, hopefully a worthy man will reign upon this throne now that I'm done with it.
I'll miss you all; however, I really have a shot at TVing or even TCing champions at
the Face; if not, I'll certainly have a shot in the fall.  Be well, Talcama, and I'll
miss you.

TUM

                                      SPY REPORT

It was a close competition for the throne, with TUM not showing up to defend the
throne after last turn.  FLUFFY edged out SON OF CAIN in recognition points by
beating DIRE WOLF.  FLUFFY was recognized as a Lord Protector and will travel to the
Isle of the Eye to defend Alastari against all threats.

Hottest Warriors on the sands:
    PEON NECROMANCER (9-1) -- Killed CAELCARMAC
    SON OF CAIN (7-3) -- Victory against PENGUINICILLIN
    MIMIC BLENNY (7-3) -- Victory against FORGED IN L.A.
    BOOTER (7-3) -- Victory against HOFFA
    NEON DISCODANCER (7-3) -- Victory against PICKLE JUICE

Best Team Performances this turn:
    THE GUARDIANS II - (5-0)

Up challengers:   3-4   Warriors increasing recognition class: 18
Down challengers: 4-3   Warriors decreasing recognition class: 5
Even challengers: 2-0

Largest Recognition Gains:  JANDOLIN (+18) - killed SAMSON
                            BRICKTOP (+17) - win against HANNAH
Largest Recognition Losses: HE HATE ME (-14) - loss to THE CRUSHER

Most Challenged Warrior:    PENGUINICILLIN of ANIMAL PHARM
     SON OF CAIN slimly won victory against PENGUINICILLIN in 10 minutes

Most Avoided Team:          BURN N' PILLAGE by SHEPHERDS

There were four deaths this turn, including 3 experienced warriors.  SAMSON and
CAELCARMAC have already been mentioned, while REHSALS was the third experienced
warrior lost on the sands.  REHSALS was killed by the reactivated warrior named
TIBULA. The crowds were calling for blood and the arenamaster did not disappoint.
The final death was the young VENORAN, slain at the hands of CURATOR.  Whether BONE
TO BONE will be happy returning to the sands and killing a warrior will likely depend
on the results of the Bloodfeud to follow.

AGONY's undefeated streak ended this turn.  After winning her first ten fights, she
lost this turn to QUEUE.  The crowd loved every minute, cheering both gladiators for
8 full minutes of battle.  QUEUE was the last warrior standing, though.

Parry Lungers fell 8 percentage points in the ten turn rankings and where they were
third best style, they are not the third worst style.  Strikers meanwhile, moved up
to third place from sixth place.

GUARDIAN took a pot shot at DOC STEELE.  I hear these two have been going at it hard
and heavy in Gateway; we're seeing fallout here.  I look forward to seeing whether
this comment affects GUARDIAN's ability to go 5-0 and take all the record based Team
Awards or not.  I can only imagine what GUARDIAN would do if he ever had good
warriors.  Fortunately for all of the rest of you, he never has and likely never
will!

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUFFY 7185                  23  30  0   107       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUM 7380                     13  11  1   121       FROM THE FACE (545)
 SON OF CAIN 6438             18   7  0   106       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 QUEUE 7756                    9   4  0   106       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 LILITH 7794                  11   7  1   103       THE SHADOWS (574)
 BO PEEP 7392                 24  11  0   101       SHEPHERDS (252)
-VAIN VARICOSE 7153           17   7  0    98       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 ACK VERT 7429                18  14  1    97       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 PENGUINICILLIN 7224          13  11  1    97       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 MIMIC BLENNY 7541            17  12  0    95       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-BARRACUDAFED 7627            10   6  1    91       ANIMAL PHARM (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOTER 7742                  14   6  0    90       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-BACKALLY SALLY 6055          15  17  0    89       THE DARK TEMPLE (455)
 JANDOLIN 6922                12   5  2    88       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 CHASEK 7791                  11   6  2    84       THE SHADOWS (574)
 PEOPLE'S ELBOW 6352          14  17  0    83       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 DIRE WOLF 7655               15  11  2    79       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-FEMUR 3823                   14  11  5    78       BONE TO BONE (199)
 AGONY 7825                   10   1  0    77       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 CHASITY BELT 6507            10   4  0    75       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 HOFFA 7294                   10  35  0    73       ARROGANCE (347)
-BLACK-EYED SUSAN 6546         9   4  1    73       THE DARK TEMPLE (455)
 MORROCCO MOLE 7654           16   8  0    70       BEAST MASTERS (567)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEON DISCODANCER 7857         9   5  0    69       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 IRON HANDS LEE 6621           6   4  1    68       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 YANG CHOW 7942                6   1  1    68       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETUMAIE 7525                13  16  1    65       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 FORGED IN L.A. 7433           9  13  0    64       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 WONDER BRA 6510              11   4  0    62       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 THE CRUSHER 7739              7   7  1    62       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-MHORAM 7328                   6   4  0    62       WAY OF THE BLADE (541)
 PICKLE JUICE 7741             8  12  0    60       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DOC STEELE 7407              12  22  0    59       ARROGANCE (347)
 PEON NECROMANCER 7856         9   5  1    59       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-QUAAN 7327                    8   6  0    58       WAY OF THE BLADE (541)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN WA 7103                   4   4  3    56       THIGHMASTERS (525)
 PAUL 7804                     7   6  0    55       SHEPHERDS (252)
 RAZOR HAWK 7656              13  14  1    54       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 VASSAL 7637                  10   6  0    54       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 TIBULA 4153                   6   5  2    54       BONE TO BONE (199)
-BORILLAR 7329                 7   7  0    51       WAY OF THE BLADE (541)
 NEOSPHINCTER 7317             7   3  0    49       WASTELAND (207)
 ACE 7260                      4   1  0    47       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
 MAYOR MCCHEESE 7903           5   6  0    46       WASTELAND (207)
 MARDUK 7835                  10   3  0    45       THE SHADOWS (574)
 SCOURGE 7847                  8   5  0    45       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 DEFIANCE 7397                 7   8  0    45       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 TAKOV 7457                    3   3  0    45       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-ZOCORCUPINE 7882              6   1  0    43       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 HE HATE ME 7820               6   8  0    42       WASTELAND (207)
 SNOTMAN 7106                  4   8  0    42       THIGHMASTERS (525)
 P'TIT GARS 7816               7  11  0    38       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-JOLLY 7379                    5   4  0    37       FROM THE FACE (545)
 HO HUM HO 7884                7   5  0    36       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ASSUR 7821                    5  12  2    36       ARROGANCE (347)
-THE MUFFIN MAN 7377           5   7  1    35       FROM THE FACE (545)
 HANNAH 7875                   5   9  0    34       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BART 7927                     4   4  1    34       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNIPPERWHAPPER 7932           5   3  1    33       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-ROYCE 7459                    3   1  1    31       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 CURATOR 7511                  3   1  1    31       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
-GRIZZLY BAYER 7841            4   4  0    29       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 CRAZY CREEP 7259              4   2  0    28       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
 GOUT GOUT 7948                5   1  0    24       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 INSANITY 7752                 2   6  0    24       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOFTA 7994                   2   1  1    23       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 SHEN JING 7312                4   1  0    22       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 INZO 7284                     4   2  0    21       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 JOCK 7939                     4   0  0    20       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 BRICKTOP 7955                 2   0  0    20       WASTELAND (207)
-SOLAR PLEXUS 4265             3   2  1    19       BONE TO BONE (199)
 MINO 7257                     2   3  0    19       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
 MUSCLE BUM 7919               4   6  0    18       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-VECNA 7322                    2   3  0    18       LOST SOULS (540)
-ODOACER 7233                  2   1  0    18       SEER KING (534)
-HAIKU 7990                    1   0  0    18       POETRY (582)
-ENTROPY 7321                  2   3  0    17       LOST SOULS (540)
 WILLY LOSE 7750               4   4  0    16       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE FIREFISH 7982          2   1  0    16       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-ALYSON H. 7181                2   2  0    15       THIGHMASTERS (525)
-CHARDIN 7232                  2   1  0    15       SEER KING (534)
-DYMAR IRONFIST 7324           1   4  0    15       LOST SOULS (540)
 OZ 7258                       0   5  0    15       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
-LOLOT 7458                    2   2  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 RAGEN 7461                    1   5  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-BASILISK 6743                 2   0  0    13       THE DARK TEMPLE (455)
-HALLWIN 7885                  1   0  0    13       THE DARK TEMPLE (455)
 CONVICT BLENNY 7983           1   2  0    11       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 KEEPER OF SOULS 8015          1   0  0    10       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-KAS 7320                      0   5  0     9       LOST SOULS (540)
-MELANIE 7197                  2   1  0     7       THIGHMASTERS (525)
-MUSTAFA 6679                  0   1  0     7       THE DARK TEMPLE (455)
-QUICKLING 7353                0   2  0     6       LOST SOULS (540)
-NEWBIE TM 7376                1   1  1     5       FROM THE FACE (545)
 MARUKKA 8006                  1   1  0     4       THE SHADOWS (574)
 IZUMI 7995                    1   1  0     4       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 ADAR 8005                     1   1  0     4       THE SHADOWS (574)
 FRENCH GRUNT 7981             0   3  0     3       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-SLEAZEE 7378                  0   3  0     3       FROM THE FACE (545)
-MARAN 7235                    0   3  0     3       SEER KING (534)
 MIKE THE LIBRARIAN 8007       0   2  0     2       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008           0   2  0     2       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-YOUGE 7996                    0   1  0     1       SEER KING (534)
 BROKE STROKER 8017            0   1  0     1       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-KNEECAP 4373                  0   1  0     1       BONE TO BONE (199)
-PROTOGENES 7964               0   1  0     1       SEER KING (534)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016              0   1  0     1       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SUAVE 7183            18 27 0 ARROGANCE 347         TUM 7380              457         
TREFOIL 7920           4  2 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   LILITH 7794           456 NOT REVE
DEVLIN SHEUER 7954     1  2 0 CAULDRON OF HATE 333  BANDIT PRINCESS 429   460 NONE    
CAELCARMAC 7095        7  5 0 GHAELIE SIDHE 495     PEON NECROMANCER 7856 460         
EJECT WARP COIL 7980   0  1 0 NEXT GENERATION 547   WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 460 NONE    
VENORAN 7460           2  4 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 549 CURATOR 7511          460         
DIRTY HEIDI 7953       0  5 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 460 NONE    
SINGE DES BOITES 7876  4  8 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     YANG CHOW 7942        458         
HERN 7234              1  1 0 SEER KING 534         ASSUR 7821            457         
THOTH 7943             2  3 0 THE SHADOWS 574       BANNOR 7326           458 REVENGED
NEBO 7944              0  5 0 THE SHADOWS 574       PARC 7976             458 NONE    
SAMSON 7855            8  7 0 SHEPHERDS 252         JANDOLIN 6922         460         
REHSALS 7763           7 11 0 SRETSAMLEUD 572       TIBULA 4153           460         
OUY YEH 7918           3  3 1 SRETSAMLEUD 572       JANDOLIN 6922         456 NOT REVE
VALAKOR 7985           1  1 1 THUNDR + LITENING 22  POOFTA 7994           459 JUST REV
T. SOPRANO 7785        5 12 1 UNTOUCHABLES 287      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   460 NONE    
TOUCH-2A 8010          0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   460 NONE    
MEOW NOW 8011          0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   460 NONE    
BANNOR 7326            7  7 1 WAY OF THE BLADE 541  CHASEK 7791           459         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assur -- Hmm your warriors must really suck because I know mine do.  I'm only running
them to have a presence here and they have too many fights to just DA.  I'm really
surprised Doc Steele hasn't taken the opportunity to pound them, seeing as my w/l is
so far above his and we all know what that's doing to his ego! -- Guardian

Suave -- I'm a refugee from Sibikhas (where I started this team about 13 years ago).
I have a habit of playing a few months then dropping out and returning months later.

I came here at the suggestion of Asssurnassurbanipal who told me the competition was
pretty good (and so it has been).  My goal is to get the team over .500 by the end of
the year. -- The Druid, Beast Masters

Assur -- Good to be back.  Sorry I keep dropping in and out.  I'll try to achieve a
more consistent attendance on the sands from now on.  I'm looking forward to another
Battle Royale. -- The Druid, Beast Masters

Hannah -- That was me being "gentle". -- Razor Hawk

Sherik -- A good question (killing back and forth).  I will work on the answer, but I
certainly can't just pull that information up! -- Assur

BWD -- HA!  Of course, you lose the feud and now you will watch me eat jello.  The
rest of Talcama will get to read all the gory details next turn!  That'll teach you
to start something against me! -- Assur

Suave -- Beast Masters (run by Druid) transferred into Talcama on turn 438 coming in
with a 221-233-14 record.

Sherik -- It should have been two massive down challenges, but challenges like that
against the IT alliance should be considered the right thing to do.  After all, their
name makes less sense than the LBA's name does. -- Assur

Tripwire/Crip -- Welcome back to Talcama, even if it is only for tourney prepping! --
Assur

Penguinicillin -- You get 4 challenges this turn!  Hope to see you on the sands!
After all, the throne is at stake! -- Assur

Marduk -- You looked even worse that time! -- Paul

Hoffa (the warrior) -- Thanks for all the learns and ratings! -- Samson

Booter -- If you only knew how bad that fight made you look. -- Bo Peep

The Feud: Big Wave Dave versus Assurnasirbanipal
Final Score
Assur -- 13 wins, 9 challenges, 1 kill
Big Wave Dave -- 7 wins, 8 challenges, 0 kills
Assur wins, 34.5-22

Flashback T159 -- DM...Tusten (122 rec) over Kate Bush -- Pop...Mucus loss to Merlin
(5 min) -- ADM...Kate Bush. Enter: Backlash (1-4).  Fights: Orawk the Giant over
Hacker, Labadal over Wizened Warlock, Debbie Does DM over Pelinore, Edsel over
Kilinoa of Kulg, Calico Bass over Pope Bob, One Cent Stamp kills Shewish Giant.

Flashback T160 -- DM...Orawk the Giant (117 rec) over Labadal -- Pop...L.A. Turtle
over Merlin (4 min) -- ADM...Tusten.  Enter: The Slapshots (2-1-1), The Ghetto (1-4).
Fights: Debbie Does DM over Calico Bass, Wizened Warlock over Edsel, Uggy Jr. over
Pharaoh Fermi, Jack Dempsey over Pope Bob.

Flashback T161 -- DM...Jack Dempsey over Orawk the Giant -- Rec...Kilinoa of Kulg
(112 rec) -- Pop...Cruxx The Cruel kills Malic (How could he?) (6 min) --
ADM...Labadal -- Enter: Hades Dragoons (3-2).  Fights: Kilinoa of Kulg kills Sir
Mincemeat, Uggy Jr. over Ginsu, Edsel over Debbie Does DM, L.A. Turtle over Pelinore,
Merlin over Wizened Warlock, Calico Bass over Smelly Socks, Hacker over Spirit
Hubris, Labadal kills High Elf.

Flashback T162 -- DM...Kilinoa of Kulg (119 rec) over Pelinore -- Pop...Pope Bob over
Orawk the Giant (9 min) -- ADM...Merlin, Calico Bass, Debbie Does DM -- Mad

Scientists (5-0) -- Enter: Hell's Kitchen (2-2), Killer Pizzas (1-2).  Fights:
Wizened Warlock over Edsel, Merlin over L.A. Turtle, Rowanne over Uggy Jr., Quirk
over Kernac.

Sherik -- My best tournament entry from Talcama is Queue.  I don't expect all that
much from any of my warriors here, but he is definitely my best. -- Assur

Phat Phat -- You low-down, used-up piece of shoe leather!  I really wanted that
bloodfeud with Parc...really sound thinking on your part.  I hope you find a good
warrior.  I have a couple waiting for you, my good friend.  Team not doing too good
in 28.  Do you have any information for arena 73, 18?  Good luck and keep your nose
to the grindstone. -- Goat

Paul -- For a warrior who fights with shields and hides behind a steel wall, I
expected nothing less.  I am glad that I can improve your win percentage.  Any time
that I can help just let me know, while you stay here and play with your steel
nipple, I will of course try and train my strength so I can hit you hander.  It is
such a shame that I was not up to your expectations.  I hope that my mentor can do
better.  Of course he is waiting on your quick rise to the top.  So good luck and
stay out of the rain. -- Marouk

Purple Five Fish -- Really liked the way your scales reflected the sun right into my
eyes.  I will wear eye protection next time. -- Adar

Dirty Heidi -- Thank you for the skills you taught.  I will remember you when I sit
on the throne. -- Marukka

Assur -- How long must we wait for the next Battle Royale?  Maybe a prize pool (which
I would gladly contribute to) and the chance to set my banner of black and gold high
above the good people and fish of Talcama.  Waiting. -- Goat

To the Ghost of Bannor -- I hope you are enjoying yourself with Thoth, as the
Spymaster said, so satisfied that my manager chose me to face you.  We don't live
forever and remember who wants to die old anyway.  I will place a black rose on your
pyre.  We salute you for fighting and will raise a horn to your stable. -- Chasek

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

T. SOPRANO was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEVLIN SHEUER was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DIRTY HEIDI was easily killed by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
TOUCH-2A was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
EJECT WARP COIL was dealt death by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 2 minute fight.
MEOW NOW was murdered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
VASSAL outwaited POOFTA in a 7 minute brutal veteran vs. amateur Bloodfeud duel.
PEOPLE'S ELBOW was devastated by LILITH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SON OF CAIN slimly won victory over PENGUINICILLIN in a 10 minute Challenge melee.
BOOTER won victory over HOFFA in a dull 5 minute expert's Challenge fight.
CHASEK was defeated by ACK VERT in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
YANG CHOW handily defeated RAZOR HAWK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NEON DISCODANCER subdued PICKLE JUICE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
DEFIANCE was viciously subdued by DOC STEELE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
PEON NECROMANCER killed CAELCARMAC in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
THE CRUSHER handily defeated HE HATE ME in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
PAUL outwaited SCOURGE in a crowd boring 17 minute master's Challenge bout.
HANNAH slimly lost to BRICKTOP in a 23 minute master vs. amateur upset Challenge bout.
WILLY LOSE was overpowered by ASSUR in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge match.
INSANITY was overpowered by NEOSPHINCTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
INZO bested MUSCLE BUM in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
IZUMI was beaten by CONVICT BLENNY in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
SHEN JING demolished FRENCH GRUNT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
QUEUE unbelievably bested AGONY in a popular 8 minute brutal master's fray.
CEREBRAL JANITOR overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BO PEEP outlasted MORROCCO MOLE in a slow 16 minute expert's fight.
FLUFFY overpowered DIRE WOLF in a 1 minute uneven Title match.
MIMIC BLENNY overpowered FORGED IN L.A. in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
JANDOLIN executed SAMSON in a 1 minute uneven competition.
CHASITY BELT beat KETUMAIE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
IRON HANDS LEE won victory over MAYOR MCCHEESE in a popular 2 minute brutal fray.
WONDER BRA demolished BART in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
MARDUK savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory bout.
REHSALS was easily killed by TIBULA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
P'TIT GARS was vanquished by TAKOV in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SNOTMAN demolished MINO in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
GOUT GOUT was handily defeated by ACE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SNIPPERWHAPPER subdued OZ in a 2 minute conflict.
HO HUM HO demolished RAGEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CRAZY CREEP overpowered MIDNIGHT ANGEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
VENORAN was easily killed by CURATOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOCK defeated MIKE THE LIBRARIAN in a 1 minute beginner's battle.
PURPLE FIREFISH slimly won victory over MARUKKA in a 3 minute novice's struggle.
ADAR slimly won victory over LE PAIN DLG in a tiring 11 minute bloody amateur's duel.
KEEPER OF SOULS overpowered BROKE STROKER in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  30 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         TOTAL PARRY       63 -  46 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  59 -  8      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         AIMED BLOW        17 -  18 -  3      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  55 -  6      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  25 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    75 - 116 -  3      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  16 -  1      20  |

Turn 460 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         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 10         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SON OF CAIN 6438           18   7  0  106 UNTOUCHABLES (287)
BASHING ATTACK   LILITH 7794                11   7  1  103 THE SHADOWS (574)
SLASHING ATTACK  ACK VERT 7429              18  14  1   97 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
PARRY-LUNGE      PENGUINICILLIN 7224        13  11  1   97 ANIMAL PHARM (533)
LUNGING ATTACK   MIMIC BLENNY 7541          17  12  0   95 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
STRIKING ATTACK  JANDOLIN 6922              12   5  2   88 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGONY 7825                 10   1  0   77 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
WALL OF STEEL    CHASITY BELT 6507          10   4  0   75 THE GUARDIANS II (479)
AIMED BLOW       TIBULA 4153                 6   5  2   54 BONE TO BONE (199)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PICKLE JUICE 7741.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AGONY 7825.  The ten other most popular fighters were IRON HANDS LEE 6621, 
PICKLE JUICE 7741, QUEUE 7756, NEON DISCODANCER 7857, EJECT WARP COIL 7980, DOC 
STEELE 7407, MIMIC BLENNY 7541, SNIPPERWHAPPER 7932, PURPLE FIREFISH 7982, and T. 
SOPRANO 7785.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICKTOP 7955.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HANNAH 7875, MORROCCO MOLE 7654, BO PEEP 7392, SCOURGE 7847, PAUL 7804, 
ADAR 8005, LE PAIN DLG 8016, BOOTER 7742, HOFFA 7294, and BROKE STROKER 8017.

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

FLUFFY (18-7185) BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

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

CEREBRAL JANITOR (18-7729) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)