DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2004    Duedate: 03/17/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CANE TOAD
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4425) [13-12-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CANE TOAD                      LITTLE GIRL CRUSH
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
(24-4425) [13-12-0,107]        (24-4556) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRISHA WINGFOOT                BABY BUBBA
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            BATTLEMANIA (71)
(24-4330) [20-36-1,97]         (24-4531) [2-1-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ASININE (272)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        53
2. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)     30      AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
3. THE MC5 (445)               22      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)          9
5. THE ASININE (272)           -1      13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)    2   0  0  100   1/ 2 THE ASININE (272)        11  4 1
 2/ 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      58  46  3 55.8   2/ 1 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)     10  2 0
 3/ 2 THE MC5 (445)            125 103 12 54.8   3/ 4 THE MC5 (445)             7  4 2
 4/ 1 THE ASININE (272)        100  83  9 54.6   4/ 3 BATTLEMANIA (71)          5 10 0
 5/ 4 BATTLEMANIA (71)         375 347 25 51.9   5/ 0*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   2  0 0
 6/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      375 393 12 48.8   6/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       1 14 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 483): BLIND LEMON of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 483): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 476): BLOOD MOON of LOST SOULS 1 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 472): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 472): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 473): DIESEL of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): SNOTMAN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): QUEENSRYCHE of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 427): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 421): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 332): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 321): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 143): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 369): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 483): MORAL FIBER (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 483): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 476): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 472): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 472): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 473): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 427): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 421): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 332): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 321): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 143): SHADOW SONGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 369): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
               (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): GOLDEN MOMENT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           JUSTICE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): QUEENSRYCHE of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): ACUTE of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          GAZREKK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I guess that's it for me.  It's been fun up here on the Throne.  I do
thank my wonderful sponsors who have helped me reach this lofty goal.  Kid Rock, I
hope I've kept the seat warm enough for you....
     11-7(2)-7-15-21-14-11; Expert Rip; Adv Expert Par; Master Atk and Ini.  Weapon:
Scimitar.  OE/AL:  H/L, Learns Parry.  22 HP, Cannot Carry a Lot, Normal Endurance/
Damage.
     Not bad for a creature thought to be extinct....  I guess with my departure, I
AM extinct to you mere mortals....
     -- Tazzy Tiger (Full name: Tasmanian Tiger; aka Thylacine; aka Tasmanian Wolf;
Scientific Name:  Thylacinus cynocephalus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZORPUNT.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in ZORPUNT, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--THE ASININE.  BATTLEMANIA had cause to celebrate, after TOKIDOKI got 18 points 
by beating TOMMY HEARNS.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 15 points to STONEFISH.  (Discrete enough, ORESTES?) KID 
ROCK found out that ZORPUNT isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of BATTLEMANIA, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, THE ASININE scurried away from BATTLEMANIA.  Oh, 
the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and CANE TOAD is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't AUSSIE KILLERS proud!  Them's the breaks, IGGY POP.  
Expecting fair challenges from THE ASININE is evidently too much to ask.  Bookies and 
DAMNATION were more than a little surprised, as IGGY POP snatched an easy victory 
from DAMNATION, gaining 27 points.  Mismatched by 9 points, TELLER FLETE was bested 
by PERDITION.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought PERDITION showed great skill 
and promise when he subdued TELLER FLETE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Q:  What's a record 
like 10-9-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  PENOK 
of BATTLEMANIA!  I get a special thrill from seeing innocent boy like DAMNATION from 
THE ASININE get pointlessly killed.  Good show, IGGY POP!  (No mercy.) Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ZORPUNT would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for ZORPUNT?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANE TOAD 4425               13  12  0   107       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID ROCK 4340                28  19  0   103       THE MC5 (445)
 TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330         20  36  1    97       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 RICH CRANIUM 4464            11   1  0    95       THE ASININE (272)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEHUMANIZER 4461              8   5  2    81       THE ASININE (272)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IGGY POP 4469                 4   9  1    63       THE MC5 (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE CLINTON 4470           6   7  1    56       THE MC5 (445)
 STONEFISH 4489                4   0  0    44       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511        4   2  0    40       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 JESSIE JUNE 4466              8  12  0    36       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 ORESTES 4471                  9   7  0    34       BATTLEMANIA (71)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMBO LARK 4488               7   8  0    31       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERDITION 4500                2   2  0    28       THE ASININE (272)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556        1   0  0    20       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564           1   0  0    19       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 TOKIDOKI 4533                 1   0  0    18       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 PEDRO DE SADE 4499            4   5  0    17       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 SORROW HARVESTER 4530         2   1  0    17       THE ASININE (272)
 TELLER FLETE 4510             1   9  0    12       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 HENRY FORD 4528               3   1  1    11       THE MC5 (445)
 BABY BUBBA 4531               2   1  0    11       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 TOMMY HEARNS 4532             1   1  1     5       THE MC5 (445)
 JOE POOLE 4534                0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DAMNATION 4492         4  1 1 THE ASININE 272       IGGY POP 4469         473         
PENOK 4445            10 10 1 BATTLEMANIA 71        SPYMASTER 414         473 NONE    
JEB POOLE 4525         1  4 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     TOMMY HEARNS 4532     472         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leeta -- Shoot.  I wish I'd seen your ad before I submitted my newest warrior's
fighting name to the commission.  He didn't know what to use and I wish I'd said
"Birdstrike".... -- Darkfist

Perdition -- From what I saw of your fight with Bubba, I'd say you're definitely
faster without the armor. -- PdS

Time to see if the curse of the Konep is any match for blood magic in the dark. --
Penok

THawk -- Man, what kind of stable are you running?  Don't your guys know that when
they are Duelmaster they aren't expected to just sit there and twiddle their thumbs?
A few words would be nice. -- Darkfist

Cane Toad -- The arenamaster was not the only person to be disgusted at the turn the
duel had taken.  I'm fairly disgusted myself. -- Trisha Wingfoot

Stone Fish -- How come YOU are the one with "stone" in his name, and *I* was the one
who was "dropping like a rock"?  That seems unfair. -- Tombo Lark, who should be
soaring like a bird

Iggy Pop -- Is it your name?  You feel demeaned by the less than respectful
designation and you try harder in consequence? -- Jessie June

Sorrow Harvester -- Heck. -- Teller Flete

Tommy Hearns -- What WAS it with that idiot in the stands?  "Come on, Jeb Poole, you
can do it"?  Do what, die?  What if I didn't want to? -- Ghost of Jeb Poole

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

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PENOK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANE TOAD devastated TRISHA WINGFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
DAMNATION was savagely slain by IGGY POP in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SORROW HARVESTER was defeated by TOMBO LARK in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PERDITION devastated TELLER FLETE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TAZZY TIGER viciously subdued KID ROCK in a crowd pleasing 6 minute master's match.
DEHUMANIZER was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
RICH CRANIUM vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
ORESTES was luckily beaten by STONEFISH in a dull 15 minute gory match.
JESSIE JUNE was overpowered by GREAT WHITE SHARK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PEDRO DE SADE was devastated by LITTLE GIRL CRUSH in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HENRY FORD narrowly defeated JOE POOLE in a 5 minute amateur's match.
BABY BUBBA was luckily beaten by CAPTAIN INSANO in a 7 minute amateur's conflict.
TOMMY HEARNS was vanquished by TOKIDOKI in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   6 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  26 -  3      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  23 -  0      26  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 473 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CANE TOAD 4425             13  12  0  107 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
TOTAL PARRY      KID ROCK 4340              28  19  0  103 THE MC5 (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   RICH CRANIUM 4464          11   1  0   95 THE ASININE (272)
BASHING ATTACK   GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511      4   2  0   40 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ORESTES 4471                9   7  0   34 BATTLEMANIA (71)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BABY BUBBA 4531.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEHUMANIZER 4461, 
IGGY POP 4469, CANE TOAD 4425, DAMNATION 4492, TOMBO LARK 4488, RICH CRANIUM 4464, 
PERDITION 4500, KID ROCK 4340, GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511, and LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556.

The least popular fighter this week was STONEFISH 4489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ORESTES 4471, CAPTAIN INSANO 4564, HENRY FORD 4528, TOMMY HEARNS 4532, 
PEDRO DE SADE 4499, JESSIE JUNE 4466, SORROW HARVESTER 4530, PENOK 4445, TELLER FLETE 
4510, and TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330.

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

TRISHA WINGFOOT (24-4330) KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

TAZZY TIGER (24-4423) AUSSIE KILLERS (455)