DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2004    Duedate: 05/12/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CROCONAW
WATER DECK (459)
(24-4475) [8-1-1,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CROCONAW                       CAPTAIN INSANO
WATER DECK (459)               13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
(24-4475) [8-1-1,88]           (24-4564) [4-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOMBO LARK                     GYRADOS
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            WATER DECK (459)
(24-4488) [8-11-0,42]          (24-4476) [8-3-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         35
2. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)     31      WATER DECK (459)
3. THE MC5 (445)               25      Unchartered Team
4. WATER DECK (459)            15
5. BATTLEMANIA (71)             2      13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)    8   0  0  100   1/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       9  6 0
 2/ 3 WATER DECK (459)          29  19  3 60.4   2/ 1 WATER DECK (459)          8  7 0
 3- 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      63  53  3 54.3   3/ 4*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   4  0 0
 4/ 6 THE MC5 (445)            128 114 12 52.9   4- 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      4  4 0
 5/ 7 BATTLEMANIA (71)         379 358 25 51.4   5/ 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)          3  7 0
 6/ 8 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      387 401 12 49.1   6/ 6 THE MC5 (445)             3  7 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 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 487): B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 438): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 487): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 438): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): LOCK-OUT (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): CONNOR MACLEOD of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 486): BLACK HEART SEEKER of CEASE TO EXIST (Sceptre, mgr.)
                          10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
                  (turn 475): LANCE of POWER AND FATE (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
                           OMNIBOOK 500 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         BLOODY MOUTH of BLOOD OATH (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
             (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         HELL'S WHISPER of PERFECT HARMONY (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          JOPHAN of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 423): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): WINKER X of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
              (turn 334): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZORPUNT to see 
what's new.  Too bad, WATER DECK, but KRILL CAVALRY was just too good to be stopped.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  GYRADOS got smashed by CAPTAIN INSANO, and lost 9 
points!  Like DARK ARENA's SPYMASTER is sweating since he got Dark Arena Challenged 
by Duelmaster KID ROCK!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as SPYMASTER killed the 
Duelmaster, KID ROCK, leaving THE MC5 in mourning.  CROCONAW gets to be new 
Duelmaster.  But doesn't this mean people might try to kill him, too?  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  SWEET BLISS was ZORPUNT's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why WATER DECK's been avoiding SWEET BLISS 
so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can BATTLEMANIA's ORESTES be more 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  People 
were asking me did TOMMY HEARNS REALLY challenge ORESTES?  (all right, maybe they 
didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but ORESTES 
wants me to write about it since he was subdued by TOMMY HEARNS.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZORPUNT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ZORPUNT is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROCONAW 4475                 8   1  1    88       WATER DECK (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEEN 4522                  6   1  2    75       WATER DECK (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE CLINTON 4470           6   7  1    56       THE MC5 (445)
-IGGY POP 4469                 4  11  1    52       THE MC5 (445)
 TOMMY HEARNS 4532             3   3  1    51       THE MC5 (445)
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564           4   0  0    50       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 ORESTES 4471                 11   9  0    42       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 TOMBO LARK 4488               8  11  0    42       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 GYRADOS 4476                  8   3  0    40       WATER DECK (459)
-GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511        5   4  0    39       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556        3   0  0    35       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 TELLER FLETE 4510             4  10  0    34       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMPETTE 4581                 3   0  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 WARTORTLE 4521                4   3  0    27       WATER DECK (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONEFISH 4489                4   3  0    23       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 E.I. DOH! 4578                2   1  0    21       BATTLEMANIA (71)
-TIGER SHARK 4575              2   1  0    21       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 HENRY FORD 4528               3   5  1    15       THE MC5 (445)
 PINE LEAF 4580                2   1  0    15       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BOO 4558                      1   0  0    15       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 JOE POOLE 4534                2   3  0     9       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 STARYU 4584                   0   1  0     1       WATER DECK (459)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA 26 4585             0  1 0 BATTLEMANIA 71        WURM KIN 419          477 NONE    
JESSIE JUNE 4466       8 13 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     GOLDEEN 4522          474         
KID ROCK 4340         29 22 0 THE MC5 445           SPYMASTER 414         477 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Joe Poole -- You were persistent, weren't you?  Well, I think I've put you in your 
place, you stalker! -- E.I. Doh!

Destitute Noble -- What?  Someone's actually reading my personal ads?  And a reply?  
Woo hoo!  Been talking to myself and Leeta so long I forgot what that's like.  Uh, 
what were we talking about?  Oh, right.  Well, let's see here, my thoughts as they 
come up:
1.  Hey, how could I check up on you when you never told us who you were?  Destitute 
Noble, got it, pleased ta meetcha, etc.  Glad you're planning to stick around for a 
while.
2.  Worried about being maimed/murdered?  I'd like to submit the thought that "those 
who live by the sword, die by the sword" as Ed put it so long ago.  Activities that 
increase the chances of killing also increase the chance of being killed.  Lowering 
KD and aiming at non-vitals will lower your warriors' chances of being mangled.  
Everyone benefits.  One caution though:  Avoid those Asinine guys who pop up before 
every tourney, they aren't too nice.  The rest of us here at the moment are fun 
playmates.
3.  Hey, I don't have 'rules', just suggestions.  And I don't even try to tell people 
I'm going to enforce those.  My statement about giving tit for tat is intended to 
encourage some thought as to retribution if someone were to actively pick on my guys.  
Might cause someone to think twice when scribbling on the turnsheet sometime, it's 
worth a shot I think.  Also, for the record, I don't really have a problem with down-
challenges unless they result in someone getting killed.  I don't tend to do it much 
myself, but then I tend to run on maintenance most of the time anyway.
4.  No disrespect taken, you definitely come across as an honorable kinda guy to me, 
good to have you here.  I really wasn't trying to sound wrathful, just encouraging an 
'alternative viewpoint'.  Everyone is free to ignore me (the usual response) or even 
retaliate, I'm easy.  I just like to be an influence for a better Zorpunt in my own 
small way.  I'm more of a nag than a sheriff.  My motto:  "Preserve our natural 
resources".  By the way, for an 'arena' manager I've noted some impressive tourney 
performance from you in the past year, you're too modest, you stud.
-- Darkfist

Wartortle -- You're a bright one, I'll give you that, but perhaps some armor would 
help you take a few more hits? -- Orestes

Orestes -- There, are you satisfied?  You beat Wartortle into submission easily, and 
taught him a measly 4 skills while doing it.  Didn't really seem to help him in the 
tourney though... -- Gyrados

Zorpunt -- Are you ready for your first alligatorean duelmaster? -- Crocnaw

Darkfist -- I had suspected the nature of the Krill team, but was not certain.  I 
appreciate you pointing out their team's unique feature to me. -- Destitute Noble

Great White Shark -- "When the shark bites..."  OW! -- Tombo Lark

Henry Ford -- Yep, you should go back to making cars.  Even "Found On Road Dead" can 
be a worthy effort. -- Teller Flete

Stonefish -- A classic style match, though a drastic mis-match on the basis of 
experience.  I feel rather good about it. -- Limpette

E.I.Doh! -- Well, now, hrmm, I couldn't be mean to a little lady, could I? -- Joe 
Poole, with a certain look in his eye

Tiger Shark -- You confirm my feeling that I wish to remain on dry land. -- Pine Leaf

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KID ROCK was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 26 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TOMMY HEARNS overpowered ORESTES in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
CROCONAW overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
GOLDEEN won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute fight.
CAPTAIN INSANO unbelievably bested GYRADOS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
WARTORTLE was handily defeated by TOMBO LARK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LIMPETTE vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
TELLER FLETE vanquished HENRY FORD in a 2 minute uneven fight.
JOE POOLE lost to BOO in a popular 6 minute fight.
E.I. DOH! overpowered STARYU in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PINE LEAF overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  23 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 477 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CROCONAW 4475               8   1  1   88 WATER DECK (459)
TOTAL PARRY      CAPTAIN INSANO 4564         4   0  0   50 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ORESTES 4471               11   9  0   42 BATTLEMANIA (71)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOMBO LARK 4488.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GYRADOS 4476.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOE POOLE 4534, CROCONAW 
4475, TELLER FLETE 4510, TOMMY HEARNS 4532, GOLDEEN 4522, CAPTAIN INSANO 4564, TOMBO 
LARK 4488, LIMPETTE 4581, E.I. DOH! 4578, and PINE LEAF 4580.

The least popular fighter this week was BOO 4558.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STARYU 4584, WARTORTLE 4521, ORESTES 4471, HENRY FORD 4528, DA 26 4585, 
PINE LEAF 4580, E.I. DOH! 4578, LIMPETTE 4581, TOMBO LARK 4488, and CAPTAIN INSANO 
4564.

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

KID ROCK (24-4340) THE MC5 (445)