DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2003    Duedate: 07/08/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-459

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SICKNESS
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
(21-5327) [14-5-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SICKNESS                   FRANK RIZZO!!!
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)            THE JERKY BOYZ (357)
(21-5327) [14-5-1,115]         (21-3917) [2-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADAM BUTTERFLY                MONSOON
SWORD OPERA (323)              STORM WARNING (472)
(21-5158) [18-47-1,102]        (21-5407) [11-7-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAKUZA (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD OPERA (323)           42
2. YAKUZA (475)                31      REAL BEER (424)
3. TROOPERS (271)              28      Unchartered Team
4. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         28
5. REAL BEER (424)             22      THE JERKY BOYZ (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE JERKY BOYZ (357)       2   0  0  100   1/ 3 YAKUZA (475)             10  4 0
 2/ 0*MEAT AND POTATOES (479)    1   0  0  100   2/ 2 BOOK OF STINK (364)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 REAL BEER (424)           84  39  5 68.3   3/ 1 STORM WARNING (472)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 MEOW MIX (466)            49  31  1 61.3   4/ 5*IRONIC TAILS (484)        8  7 1
 5/ 7 YAKUZA (475)              33  26  1 55.9   5/12 SWORD OPERA (323)         8  7 0
 6/ 8 I MAGI (133)             303 261 18 53.7   6/13 REAL BEER (424)           6  2 1
 7/10 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       24  21  0 53.3   7/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       6  4 0
 8/ 2*IRONIC TAILS (484)         8   7  1 53.3   8/ 4 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    5 10 0
 9/ 5 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    44  39  5 53.0   9/11 I MAGI (133)              5 10 0
10/ 9 STORM WARNING (472)       47  42  3 52.8  10/ 0 TROOPERS (271)            4  1 1
11/11 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      300 283 31 51.5  11/ 9 THE BLOODBANES (474)      4  7 0
12-14 FEVER PITCH (253)        131 133  4 49.6  12/10*MADE MEN (442)            4 11 0
13/13 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      101 103  3 49.5  13/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       4 11 0
14/ 0 TROOPERS (271)            88 100 15 46.8  14/14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       3  2 0
15/17 OUTSIDERS (468)           12  15  2 44.4  15/17 OUTSIDERS (468)           3  2 0
16/20 BOOK OF STINK (364)       80 105  6 43.2  16-16 FEVER PITCH (253)         3  5 0
17/16 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      16  23  1 41.0  17/19 MEOW MIX (466)            3  5 0
18/19*MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)   9  13  1 40.9  18/24*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 SWORD OPERA (323)        352 509 12 40.9  19/ 6 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      3  8 0
20/24*MADE MEN (442)            10  15  2 40.0  20/20*THE JERKY BOYZ (357)      2  0 0
21/22 KANO CLAN (106)          116 176  7 39.7  21/ 0*MEAT AND POTATOES (479)   1  0 0
22/23 THE BLOODBANES (474)      23  35  1 39.7  22/21*MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)  1  1 0
23/26*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)   3   7  0 30.0  23/ 0*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     1  4 0
24/ 0*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)      1   4  0 20.0  24/22 KANO CLAN (106)           0  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Managers of Sunset,

I am proud to announce that the Managers on the Sands competition is coming to
Sunset!  For those unfamiliar with this event; each participating manager names a
warrior after himself and the first one to ADM wins.  The only rules are that the
manager must have ZERO fights (arena or tournament) at the start of the contest.

The competition will officially begin on turn #460 (due date 7/8/03) in Sunset, DM
21.  Entries will be accepted anytime thereafter until the conclusion of the contest.

The prize for this event will be 5 new roll-ups directly from the commission and a
Dark Arena monster will be named after the winning manager for 6 months.  Not to
mention bragging rights in the "arena of death".

Your host,
Sylvester Frothingslosh

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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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SUNSET.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  SUNSET watched 
with glee as STORM WARNING got knocked off top spot by YAKUZA!  Looking for a good 
fight, confident, skilled, tough opponents.  Well don't look at THAT 70'S TEAM, cause 
they dropped by 13.  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  
Thrust!  Block out the pain!  SWORD OPERA is now ranked 5th with a 5-0-0 turn.  It 
seems so recently people were saying YAKUZA was washed up, finished.  But 3-1-0 moved 
them up 2.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with THE VILLAIN?  He actually 
beat STORM WARNING's TSUNAMI, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at BLACKEST PRIDE while they watched THE VILLAIN clobber TSUNAMI.  He 
lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  CARNAGE 
CANARIES' hatred of TRIAL & ERROR surfaced again as CARNIVOROUS CANARY challenged 
SUNSET's top dog.  CARNIVOROUS CANARY was reminded on the sands why JACKASS is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, CARNAGE 
CANARIES!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at GRIM FANDANGO ain't reelin'!  
CARNAGE CANARIES' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, BEORN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  MADAM 
BUTTERFLY didn't quite know what to make of a challenge she received from JADE of I 
MAGI, who is 23 points below her.  JADE perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she 
was beat by MADAM BUTTERFLY and ended up with 77 recognition points.  I hate going to 
the effort of writing about the kind of fights that FRANK RIZZO!!! gets in.  He 
fights people like RAZOR MELODY, 10 points below.  I thought FRANK RIZZO!!! showed 
great skill and promise when he beat RAZOR MELODY.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  KITY MORSELS 
looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned CARNAGE CANARIES is sending him to 
the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 7-7-2?  How long have I been here?  I got 
people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SICKNESS 5327            14   5  1   115       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANTO STINKO 5400            15   6  0   110       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 MONSOON 5407                 11   7  1   110       STORM WARNING (472)
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            16   9  0   108       REAL BEER (424)
 MADAM BUTTERFLY 5158         18  47  1   102       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CARNIVOROUS CANARY 1509      13   4  1    97       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 ADAM AND STINK 3999          21  15  1    92       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 SARA DIVINE 5364             17  10  1    92       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINKALOGICAL 5409           13   7  1    87       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 POTOMACC 5489                 9   3  0    86       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THE VILLAIN 5394             11   6  0    83       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SICKLE 5331                  11   7  0    81       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 JADE 4624                    11   9  0    77       I MAGI (133)
 HURRICANE 5404                9   9  1    77       STORM WARNING (472)
 CLAW 5337                    12   5  1    74       MEOW MIX (466)
-GINA TAILIA 4817              6   2  0    68       FEVER PITCH (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALE FORCE 5418               8   8  0    66       STORM WARNING (472)
 THE ANGEL 5325                5   2  2    66       OUTSIDERS (468)
 MAKITA EBI 5201              14  21  0    63       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHIKKEN 5520                  7   2  0    63       YAKUZA (475)
 CARNAL 5388                  12  11  0    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TAISHO 5485                  10   2  0    59       YAKUZA (475)
 TSUNAMI 5470                  8   2  0    59       STORM WARNING (472)
 PRIME SLIME 5522              4   0  0    59       TROOPERS (271)
 BASS 5262                     5   0  1    58       REAL BEER (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474          9   3  0    52       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466            8   5  1    50       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 GLIMMOR 5503                  7   4  0    50       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493             6   4  0    48       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           6  21  0    48       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 UGLY FOG 5414                 9   8  0    47       STORM WARNING (472)
 STINKACOST 5408              10  10  3    45       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428               8   8  0    43       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670               7   9  0    42       I MAGI (133)
 BRAND 5322                    5   6  0    37       OUTSIDERS (468)
 SERIAL CAT KILLER 5465        4   9  0    37       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512         8   8  0    36       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           5   6  0    35       MEOW MIX (466)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAT! 5272                    4   1  0    34       REAL BEER (424)
 FRANK RIZZO!!! 3917           2   0  0    34       THE JERKY BOYZ (357)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAMI 5521                     7   2  0    33       YAKUZA (475)
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451              4   4  1    31       TROOPERS (271)
 EQUALIZER 5450                4   4  1    30       TROOPERS (271)
 DISCO 5491                    4   6  1    27       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   6  0    26       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 SPACE INVADERS 5494           3   7  0    26       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 BEORN 5044                    2   2  0    26       I MAGI (133)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            2   3  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TVEDEN 4961                   4   2  0    23       I MAGI (133)
 SUIGENERIS 5545               2   0  0    23       TROOPERS (271)
-LUCY 4523                     2   0  0    23       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          5   6  1    22       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 CHEMICAL WEDDING 4904         4   2  0    21       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522              5   3  0    20       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 ONE EYE 5020                  3   2  1    18       MADE MEN (442)
 TYRELA 5589                   2   0  0    18       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-MOMORO WA 5514                5   1  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
 SKULL SPLITTER 5047           3   2  0    17       MADE MEN (442)
 KURUWA 5531                   4   4  0    16       YAKUZA (475)
 HOODLUM 5533                  2   2  0    16       TROOPERS (271)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              3   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 GLASS JOE 5579                3   0  0    14       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-FREEZING INSIDE 4921          2   1  0    14       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560            2   0  0    14       REAL BEER (424)
 TAO SIN 5602                  1   0  0    14       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-BORACON 5215                  1   0  0    13       CATS (425)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             1   2  1    11       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 1   1  0    11       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-PORK RIND 5480                3   1  0    10       FEVER PITCH (253)
 SHARKY 5021                   2   3  0    10       MADE MEN (442)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             2   2  0    10       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CHICKEN 5530                  1   0  0    10       MEAT AND POTATOES (479)
 ICEPICK 5564                  2   2  1     9       MADE MEN (442)
-SWEET ROSICRUCIAN 4908        2   2  1     9       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
-COUGAR 5188                   1   2  0     9       CATS (425)
 ONE MAN SWARM 5575            2   1  0     7       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 MARINI 4973                   1   4  0     7       I MAGI (133)
-PUMA 5207                     0   1  0     7       CATS (425)
-BURIED STANDING 4906          1   3  0     6       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
-LYNX 5187                     0   1  0     5       CATS (425)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            1   1  0     4       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-TWINE 4524                    1   1  0     4       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-THE OBLONG BOX 4907           0   4  0     4       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 FIXER 5565                    0   4  0     4       MADE MEN (442)
 MOOK IN TRAINING 5601         0   1  0     2       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                0   2  0     2       REAL BEER (424)
 LI KWEI 5599                  0   1  0     1       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 TRISTA 5610                   0   1  0     1       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 YANGTZE 5600                  0   1  0     1       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 QIN SHI 5598                  0   1  0     1       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SVEN BLOODBANE 5563    1  2 0 THE BLOODBANES 474    BANDIT PRINCE 412     459 NONE    
SLAPPY BLOODBANE 5616  0  1 0 THE BLOODBANES 474    BANDIT PRINCE 412     459 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KITY MORSELS 1510      7  8 2 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  WURM KIN 414          459 NONE    
TICKER 5584            0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     DARK CHAMPION 411     459 NONE    
CRAPASS REPL #2 5617   0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     MOUNTAIN TROLL 405    459 NONE    
ULUNGA 5586            0  2 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 DARK CHAMPION 411     459 NONE    
MAMAR 5588             0  2 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 WURM KIN 414          459 NONE    
SLOTH LIGHTNING 5578   1  2 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      QUICKSILVER 406       459 NONE    
TERROR DELIGHT 5576    1  2 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      EQUALIZER 5450        459         
LO BANG 5618           0  1 0 KANO CLAN 106         WURM KIN 414          459 NONE    
MUSUBU SANO 5165       1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106         RAZOR MELODY 5577     458         
SHEBA 5478             5  5 0 MEOW MIX 466          SHEWISH GIANT 408     459 NONE    
PERSIAN FUR 5332       4  1 0 MEOW MIX 466          STINKACOST 5408       458         
GLORIA 5274           11 24 1 SWORD OPERA 323       KITTY CHOWDER 5466    455 NOT REVE
SNL 5492               3  6 0 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    BASS 5262             458         
MYSTERY 4525           0  3 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408     SHEWISH GIANT 408     459 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

C. Canary -- Don't you find it ironic that S. Jan came in running her mouth every
turn and now that she got a few boots to the bum she shies away from public forums.
Instead naming warriors after managers and DAing them...lame even for a VC. --
Sylvester F.

Stik -- Bot was hard to fight because you wisely changed his style every fight. --
Sylvester

JE -- No DM column?  You are a worthless slug. -- Sylvester Frothingslosh

Sylvester -- Wow, some fruitcake named "Touch" went undefeated here?  Well, gee, I'm
very proud of him.  Here's a quarter, call someone who cares!!  I'm Frank Rizzo!!  R-
I-Z-Z-O...touch THIS!  What kinda name is Sylvester for a warrior any way?  Go paint
a fence. -- Frank Rizzo!!! (Don't you just love him folks!)

Grim Fandango -- You and me, pal.  I like you.  We make a good team.  Paint each
other up.  Yeah, I got the fruity lips, you like that?  I'll show you a dull tourney
edge sizzle-chest!!  Y'hear me??  RIZZO!!!!! -- Frank Rizzo!!! (Again, he's just a
ray of sunshine isn't he, people??)

Razor Melody -- That's right, RIZZO!!!  Get the wax outta yer ears!  The only Grease
around here is drippin' from your head, pancake puss!  Pink Ladies??  I got yer Pink
Ladies right HERE!  You got a rat problem?  I can help with that.  I'm an
exterminator!  I'm the best.  I kill those little #&*(# by the bushel.  Watch yer
mouth there, milky nipple!  I might have throw you down for ANOTHER beatin'!! --
Frank Rizzo!!! (I mean, seriously, won't it be great when he's the duelmaster some
day and you all get to read a whole DM column full of this kind of wit!!!)

Lord Protector Jackass -- Congrats on your graduation/escape!  Who wants to live
forever?  YOU DO, baby!! -- Stik, GF and TB

Sylvester -- Yeah, it's a somewhat alarming trend, but it happens when A) you're
fighting in Sunset, B) you don't run teams saturated with lungers, strikers, or TPs,
and C)your run of great repl rollups has suddenly dried up completely.  I'm DAing
like mad again this cycle in hopes of getting one contender worthy to put my name on
for the contest I expect you'll be announcing in this newsletter.  Good luck to me!!
-- Stik

Welcome to more new teams last cycle!  I'm sure some are just in town for FtF timing,
but it's good to see nonetheless!!  Harlots of Hel, Matrix of Eternity, take
advantage of the standing offer down at the Broken Bone, free tequila shots after the
duels if you can still walk!!  Crip and Real Beer, you can come too.  Second round's
on you! -- Stik, Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes

Tsunami -- Now that's just taking advantage...if I get to swing, you're in trouble.
-- Carnal

Kitty Morsels -- No treat for you tonight! -- Glimmor

Brand -- Bring it on, chuckles. -- Glimmor, calmly sharpening his blade

The Villain -- You seem to have our number, unfortunately.  Sooner or later, debts
will be repaid. -- Sonja Bloodbane

Serial Cat Killer -- Ack!!!  I've had enough of you, go kill some cats! -- Simon
Bloodbane

Pork Rind -- Not today, son. -- Solomon Bloodbane

Meow Mix -- Just can't get enough of my Aimed Blows?  I pack em' full of vitamins and
sweeten them to taste, so I understand the attraction.  But you should let some
others have a taste. -- Klep, Book of Stink

Persian Fur -- Well, now....  There's a DM milestone I finally can chalk up.  I'd
apologize, but it was your challenge, and my guy was naked and weaponless...I suppose
the appropriate 'Larq reaction in this instance is, "that'll teach ya for up-
challenging." -- Klep

Sara Divine -- We fight so often I've been tellin' everyone you're my common-law
wife. -- Santo Stinko

Carnivorous Canary -- I find the very concept of your existence offensive, and I have
commissioned an opera in which right-thinking men and women hunt down and destroy a
flock of carnivorous canaries.  At first, the author argued with me--authors always
argue and think they know best, but they're quite wrong--that the existence of
carnivorous canaries is implausible and would tend to work against the acceptance and
popularity of any such opera.  But, I said to him, carnivorous canaries DO exist, and
they are quite vicious, and besides, when has plausibility ever bothered an opera?
Especially when the opera is focused around such a splendid star as myself.  So, we
expect to perform this grand opera in two weeks, unless our author falls down on the
job (an unfortunate tendency of authors, due, I suspect, to an over-fondness for
strong drink).  DO come see it. -- Madam Butterfly

Carnivorous Canary -- Wow!  You really wound her up. -- Sara Divine

Santo Stinko -- Sorry, my mind just wasn't on our fight.  I'm thinking about ways to
enlarge my ingenue's role in the new opera. -- Sara Divine

Sheba -- Lovely one, you can do nothing which is not graceful!  How about if you
gracefully accept my invitation to dinner? -- Rudi Jamos

Tveden -- How tedious of you. -- Miranda Grace

Sloth Lightning -- I knew there was a good reason why I didn't like you.  And now I 
see it clearly.  You're a fraud! -- Lugo Beloski

Lord Protector Bottineau -- You are courtesy incarnate, sir!  May I offer you a free
pass to the new opera? -- Madam Butterfly

Santo Stinko -- (raised eyebrow)  What did you expect? -- Sara Divine

MOTS -- Okay, so here goes a real good potential Primus gladiator to the Dark Arena.
Just to have someone named after me and compete in a MOTS competition in Sunset.
Sorry, Sloth Lightning.  Farewell and good luck. -- Mr. Twister (C'mon, rollup gods!)

Stik, Nic, Blackest Pride -- Thanks for the welcome.  Arena of Death? -- Ironic
Tails, mgr. Mr. Twister

Kano Clan -- Musubu Sano...is...is...alright, right?  I...I...got to tell you no
death intended, especially for those not seeking death right?  I'll bulk up on armor
anyhow, okay? -- Razor Melody

Mammar -- Silly sword. -- Glass Joe (cc: Mr. Twister)

Rizzo -- Where are you Scooby Doo?  I heard the drinks are on you .  Don't disappoint
us. -- Ironic Tails

Sylvester -- Bring it! -- C. Canary

Stik -- Hey, buddy, it's not personal.  It's just a run of bad luck for you. -- C.
Canary

Madam Butterfly -- Thanks for the learns again. -- C. Canary

Taisho -- Arrggh!  Beaten by a lowly samurai.   Good fight though. -- C. Canary

Pickle -- Damn you're fast.  Good fight. -- C. Canary

Jackass -- Congrats on graduating.  I hope you give me a chance before you go. -- C.
Canary
P.S.  Don't avoid me this turn, for I challenged you.

Sylvester -- Hoody-hoo brother!  Didn't know you were in this arena.  Sunset is one
of the many tournament teams that I'm running in preparation for the Tempe 2004
thrust.  The main focus of my attention here in Gina, who I'm setting up for the
adepts tournament.  Actually, however, it looks like my stay here is done for awhile.
My two new replacements looked mediocre at best.  Pork Rind has a 4 FE so is ready
for the Apprentices, and Gina has 15 FE so I think I'll fight her in one adepts
tournament prior to Tempe to try to get her FE at least close to 20 rather than
fighting a one warrior team.  Good luck setting up for the Vault!  Feel free to give
me a call if you want to say howdy or you want to run anything past me. -- Alfredo

Terror Delight -- Yeah, well...you win some, you lose some.  Fortunately I wins more
than I loses, at least so far. -- Pork Rind

Ugly -- A parry-strike with good endurance is sorta like the Energizer bunny...it
goes and goes.... -- Gina

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

KITY MORSELS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SHEBA was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TICKER was narrowly killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SLOTH LIGHTNING was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
ULUNGA was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAMAR was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MYSTERY was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
SVEN BLOODBANE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
LO BANG was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
SLAPPY BLOODBANE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRAPASS REPL #2 was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ADAM AND STINK was savagely defeated by MONSOON in a 10 minute Challenge fight.
CARNIVOROUS CANARY was defeated by JACKASS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
STINKALOGICAL viciously subdued HURRICANE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
GALE FORCE was demolished by SARA DIVINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JADE was overcome by MADAM BUTTERFLY in a popular 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
THE VILLAIN devastated TSUNAMI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KITTY CHOWDER was overpowered by CLAW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
I ATE A PUTY TAT was bested by RUDI JAMOS in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
BRAND was subdued by ORIGINAL STINK in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BASS overpowered BAUMGARTEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TAISHO slimly won victory over BELL BOTTOMS in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
UGLY FOG beat SERIAL CAT KILLER in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
KAMI savagely defeated DISCO in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
FRANK RIZZO!!! vanquished RAZOR MELODY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
CHEMICAL WEDDING was overpowered by SONJA BLOODBANE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
TVEDEN was overpowered by GLIMMOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAINE COON CAT savagely defeated SPACE INVADERS in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
SKULL SPLITTER savagely defeated KURUWA in a tiresome 16 minute Challenge melee.
SKULL STROKER was overcome by SI-SHREE in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
ONE EYE was beaten by THAT! in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge competition.
FIXER was overpowered by BEORN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SANTO STINKO overcame SICKLE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
THE SICKNESS savagely defeated POTOMACC in a 2 minute brutal Title fight.
MAKITA EBI was overpowered by THE ANGEL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
STINKACOST was demolished by SHIKKEN in a 1 minute uneven contest.
CARNAL was defeated by PRIME SLIME in a exciting 4 minute one-sided struggle.
DRUNK MOOSE was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 5 minute gruesome bout.
HOODLUM defeated ICEPICK in a 2 minute brutal match.
SUIGENERIS viciously subdued HOEGARDEN in a 2 minute gruesome match.
EQUALIZER executed TERROR DELIGHT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LUGO BELOSKI beat LI KWEI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's competition.
ONE MAN SWARM was vanquished by MIRANDA GRACE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GLASS JOE subdued MOOK IN TRAINING in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's duel.
STELLA ARTOIS demolished QIN SHI in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
SHARKY viciously subdued TRISTA in a exciting 1 minute bloody amateur's fight.
MARINI was handily defeated by TAO SIN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
TYRELA beat CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's fight.
YANGTZE was overpowered by CHICKEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         WALL OF STEEL     54 -  38 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  24 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    86 -  78 -  7      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  44 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  36 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  25 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  32 -  1      26  |

Turn 459 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 14         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  9         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  THE SICKNESS 5327          14   5  1  115 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONSOON 5407               11   7  1  110 STORM WARNING (472)
TOTAL PARRY      ADAM AND STINK 3999        21  15  1   92 BOOK OF STINK (364)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARA DIVINE 5364           17  10  1   92 SWORD OPERA (323)
LUNGING ATTACK   STINKALOGICAL 5409         13   7  1   87 BOOK OF STINK (364)
WALL OF STEEL    POTOMACC 5489               9   3  0   86 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   THAT! 5272                  4   1  0   34 REAL BEER (424)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADAM BUTTERFLY 5158.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MONSOON 5407.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAINE COON CAT 5358, 
CARNAL 5388, SERIAL CAT KILLER 5465, MOOK IN TRAINING 5601, CARNIVOROUS CANARY 1509, 
STINKALOGICAL 5409, BELL BOTTOMS 5493, SI-SHREE 5587, THE SICKNESS 5327, and SHEBA 
5478.

The least popular fighter this week was KURUWA 5531.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SKULL SPLITTER 5047, YANGTZE 5600, MARINI 4973, QIN SHI 5598, ONE MAN 
SWARM 5575, TERROR DELIGHT 5576, HOEGARDEN 5554, ICEPICK 5564, MAKITA EBI 5201, and 
FIXER 5565.

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

MADAM BUTTERFLY (21-5158) SWORD OPERA (323)

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

JACKASS (21-4526) TRIAL & ERROR (408)