DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2003    Duedate: 06/14/2003

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WENT TO MARKET
THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
(25-4288) [10-5-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENT TO MARKET                 ABSOLUCIOUN
THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4288) [10-5-1,95]          (25-4872) [5-4-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LATRINE                        WENT TO MARKET
TOP SECRET (449)               THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
(25-4855) [12-7-1,76]          (25-4288) [10-5-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ONE WIN WONDERS (456)       34
2. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)        21      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. CARNIVAL (354)              14      Unchartered Team
4. EASTERN HORDE (367)          5
5. DARKENED PRIDE (343)         4      CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 POWER AND FATE (444)      39  18  0 68.4   1- 1 BARONE (215)              8  1 0
 2/ 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  12   7  1 63.2   2/ 4*CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      7  5 0
 3/ 3*CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      24  15  0 61.5   3/ 5 CARNIVAL (354)            7  8 0
 4/ 0 DARKENED PRIDE (343)     215 166 20 56.4   4- 2 SLY'S SLAYERS (432)       5  5 0
 5- 4 BARHOPPERS (429)          44  34  2 56.4   5/ 8 TOP SECRET (449)          4 11 0
 6/ 5 TOP SECRET (449)          51  43  4 54.3   6- 3 DARK FORCES (179)         3  2 0
 7- 6 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       77  69  3 52.7   7- 7*THE CHUMPS (455)          3  2 0
 8- 7 BARONE (215)             250 236 20 51.4   8- 9 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       2  1 0
 9/ 0*ONE WIN WONDERS (456)      2   2  0 50.0   9- 6 BARHOPPERS (429)          2  1 0
10- 8 DARK FORCES (179)        121 132  9 47.8  10/10 EASTERN HORDE (367)       2  2 1
11/ 9 CARNIVAL (354)           285 317 12 47.3  11/ 0*ONE WIN WONDERS (456)     2  2 0
12-10 SLY'S SLAYERS (432)      108 124  5 46.6  12/ 0 DARKENED PRIDE (343)      1  0 0
13-11*THE CHUMPS (455)           8  11  1 42.1  13/11 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  1  1 0
14/12 EASTERN HORDE (367)        9  14  1 39.1  14-12*BUNS OF STEEL (457)       1  4 0
15-13*BUNS OF STEEL (457)        1   4  0 20.0  15-13 POWER AND FATE (444)      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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Aruaki Clanhold #116 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Herlas sat at one side of the boat next to the rail, wrapped in his cloak and
staring out to sea; he ignored everybody.  Shania sat in the bow, wrapped in her
cloak, staring out to sea, and ignoring everybody.  The rest of the group, Ashon
Chang, Werre, Rughal, Vurand, and Jammies, went about the business of getting the
boat ready to sail.  When the tide turned and started outward just before sunset, the
boat went with it.
     Werre, Rughal, and Jammies handled the actual sailing, two on and the third
resting in rotation.  Werre had sailed before, Rughal had some knowledge of boats,
and Jammies was a fast learner.  It would turn out to be an exhausting schedule,
which they all realized, but Vurand was worse than useless on a boat, Shania didn't
have the strength to help, and Ashon Chang's job was to keep a close and constant
watch on Herlas.
     The sun set before they were out of sight of the coast, coloring the sea before
them like blood.
     "A bad omen," Vurand muttered, staring westward past Shania's motionless form.
     Ashon Chang hesitated, looking away from Herlas to the red sea beyond.  One
could not deny the reality of omens, but....  "Our journey will be what we make of
it, my friend."
     "And we're nearing the end of it," Jammies added, coming up behind the two.
"Praise Mantor for that!"
     "Geographically, we may be coming to the end," Ashon Chang corrected him, "but
in terms of actions to be taken and problems to be solved, I suspect we aren't even
half-way."
     "I didn't want to hear that," Jammies told him.  He shrugged.  "I know you're
right, but can't you let me keep an illusion or two for another few days?"
     The last burning rim of the sun disappeared under the horizon, and night
unrolled from the east.  The speed with which darkness fell was unnerving.
     "The moon'll be up in a couple of hours," Vurand muttered uneasily.  "I'm not
afraid of the dark."  He sounded unsure of that, and yet all the party knew that it
was true.  The Orc had moved through the darkness of the mountains and forests
without hesitation.  But there was something about this night....
     Ashon Chang glanced back at Herlas, but the Fratsfan merely shifted his position
a little and continued to stare into the distance.  At the bow, Shania was invisible.
"Lady Silverstar should go into the cabin and sleep," he said suddenly.  Saying her
name focused his vague alarm, and he stared forward, trying to pierce the darkness.
     "I'll remind her," Vurand agreed.  He braced himself on the side of the cabin
against the movement of the deck and edged forward.  A horse was easier to ride.
Hell, if a horse made trouble, started pitching, you could get off and walk.
"Shania, you need to....  Shania?  Shania!  Rughal, Ashon, she's not here!  Shania's
gone!"
     "She...she just went into the cabin when it got dark, and we didn't notice,"
Jammies said quickly.  He scrambled down into the low doorway to check.
     Ashon Chang moved in a different direction; the samurai had his own suspicions,
and he'd been against including Herlas in their party once the man had confessed.
The Fratsfan mage hadn't moved except to stand up and stare forward.  The gladiator
saw his face pale as pearl in the darkness.  He grabbed Herlas' shoulder.  "Where is
she?"
     "I don't know--"
     "TELL ME, damn you!"  He shook the mage hard.
     "I.  Don't.  Know," Herlas repeated.  "I've been under your eye the whole time--
yours or one of the others.  What could I have done, how could I have spirited her
away--"
     "Magic."
     "Not in the current state of the Arcanum," Herlas snarled.  "My powers are not
so great that I can draw from Outside sources.  And would I do something to Shania
and stay here to receive your vengeance?  I'm not such a fool!"
     "Very nearly, though," Rughal said grimly.  He grabbed Herlas' other shoulder.
"You may not have taken her away, but you can make a guess as to who did, how, why...
and where.  If you want to see the sun rise again--"
     "The triumph of brawn over brain?" Herlas sneered.  Then he let out his breath
in a sigh.  "I can make guesses," he admitted, "but they won't do you any good.  If
she was taken as I think, none of you could get near her."  He sighed again.  "I do
not wish Shania Silverstar ill, but some things are too important for personal
considerations--the restoration of the Arcanum is one of them.  Shania understood
that herself.  It is her goal.  She's dying, as you know whether you admit it or not.
What better use for her life than to--"
     Rughal's free hand closed around the magician's throat, choking off any further
words.
     "Don't kill him yet, Rughal," Ashon Chang said grimly.  "First let him tell us
his 'guesses' on what has happened to Lady Shania.  Then I'll help you kill him."
One hand ran along the sheathed curve of his sword.
     Rughal relaxed his grip a little.  Herlas sucked in air.  "Start with who took
her," the ranger said.
     "I don't know names," Herlas gasped.  "A coalition of wizards and priests--"
     "Think of some names," the samurai growled.  His dagger gleamed silver in the
starlight as he brought it up to prick the Fratsfan's cheek just below his eye.
     "I don't know names!  Just...Murluvir, the one who came to see me in Zensu.  He
isn't the principal, just an agent, as I was to be--"
     "Don't lie," Rughal said.  His voice was cold and smooth as ice.  Or steel.  "As
you WERE an agent.  For whom?"
     "I don't know!  I didn't ask.  Some things it's better not to know...."
     "Guess," Ashon Chang ordered implacably.
     "I don't know!"  Herlas panted, perhaps gathering strength for more denials.
But he finally said, "I suspect...Folstrom.  Or someone like them.  Someone who can
draw on power from Outside."
     "So that's who...for now.  Tell us why," Rughal demanded.  Before the Fratsfan
could answer, he added, "And don't tell us it's another thing you don't know!"
     "But I don't!" he wailed.  "All I can do is guess--"
     "So guess."  Ashon Chang leaned closer.  "But guess right."
     "Maybe...because she's from Outside, too.  Or because she's a seer.  Because she
knows things that other people don't understand how to know.  Or because she's linked
to the Ghean Arcanum even though she's an Outsider.  Some of those reasons, all of
them, none of them.  I swear I don't know!"
     "And how was it done?" Ashon Chang asked.  "We assume magic of some kind--
nothing else would make sense.  But under current circumstances--"
     "They have no fear, no discretion, no patience!"  Herlas' exasperation seemed
genuine.  "It must have been some kind of small Gate, but to open one NOW...the
risks...."
     "And the last question," Rughal said in a soft voice that sounded no less
dangerous for its softness.  "Where have they taken her?"
     There was a long silence.
     "You don't know," Ashon Chang said.  His grip on the man's shoulder tightened;
he could feel bones grinding against each other under his fingers.  "Guess."
     "To the Eye of the West.  Wherever it is."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 463): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 463): LADY DOROTHY of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 456): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 452): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 453): BIG HURT of BARONE (Sly, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 453): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 414): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 408): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 312): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 302): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 348): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 463): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 463): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 456): THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 452): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 453): BARONE (Sly, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 453): none
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 414): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 408): WANDERERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): none
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 312): WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 302): WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 348): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
                          ESOX LUCIUS of DELIVERANCE (Lance Turbo, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           COLOSSUS of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): AVARICIOUS AVON of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LYRATILAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BARONE, since CHAUCERS WORDS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  TOP SECRET turned their 
1-4-0 turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch CHAUCERS WORDS' heads swell from 
their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Middle of the 
road, ONE WIN WONDERS, middle of the road; you'll get no good words from me, until 
you get better, or worse.  Break a leg.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see LATRINE win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LATRINE beat LOOPY 
and LOOPY lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability 
to defend the throne, BIG HURT has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that 
alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as WENT TO MARKET takes 
the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Piper's 
Rest, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From LYRATILAN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  BARONE was the most avoided team?  
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CARNIVAL.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  MERYE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  BUTTERMILK was challenged by one of THIS LITTLE 
PRIGGY's warriors this turn, with WENT TO MARKET having a lead of 17 points going 
into the fight.  And golly gee, WENT TO MARKET beat BUTTERMILK.  Aren't we all 
surprised and impressed?   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LYRATILAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENT TO MARKET 4288          10   5  1    95       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-BIG HURT 4838                 9   2  0    95       BARONE (215)
-NITROGLYCERIN 2742           15   7  1    92       DARK FORCES (179)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAINLESS 4544                10   7  2    88       BARHOPPERS (429)
-HERO 4640                    14  11  0    83       BARONE (215)
-RAVING LUNATIC 2797          10  11  1    79       DARK FORCES (179)
 BUTTERMILK 4497              19  19  0    76       CARNIVAL (354)
 LATRINE 4855                 12   7  1    76       TOP SECRET (449)
-APE WILD 4337                11   6  1    76       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 GGLEEMANN 4801               11   5  0    73       CARNIVAL (354)
-MISERY 4735                  14   8  0    72       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
 GLORY 4633                    5   1  2    69       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY WRENCH 4442            7   1  0    66       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 ABSOLUCIOUN 4872              5   4  0    65       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-CONFLICT 4734                11  11  0    64       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
-HOPE 4816                    11   2  0    63       BARONE (215)
 HILLARY FLAMOND 4853         11   8  2    60       TOP SECRET (449)
 LOOPY 4642                   12  13  0    57       CARNIVAL (354)
 DU QUOIS 4854                 9  10  0    57       TOP SECRET (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOVEREYN 4870                 6   3  0    55       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-AIKIDO 3179                   8   2  1    52       DARK FORCES (179)
-THUNDERBOLT 4867              6   3  1    43       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
-DUELER 4803                   7   7  0    39       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
-WILDCAT 4482                  5   3  0    39       DARKENED PRIDE (343)
 MERYE 4868                    5   4  0    39       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-BIKINI LINE 4545              9   6  0    38       BARHOPPERS (429)
-LARRY 4899                    4   0  0    35       THE CHUMPS (455)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUYER 4871                   6   3  0    31       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-WHITE SPIDER 4548             7   7  0    29       BARHOPPERS (429)
-CAGE 4913                     3   0  1    28       BARONE (215)
-JUDAS ISCARIOT 4452           4   1  0    27       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY ZVORKNAR 4873            3   0  0    26       EASTERN HORDE (367)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BATAILLES 4869                2   1  0    21       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 P'NHEAD 4909                  3   3  0    20       CARNIVAL (354)
-HORROR 4851                   4   6  1    19       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
 SOFA KING 4874                1   2  0    17       EASTERN HORDE (367)
 KING OF QUAM 4880             2   2  1    15       EASTERN HORDE (367)
 CANT WORK 4919                1   0  0    15       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)
-KING KONG 4500                2   2  0    14       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 BLOODFEUD BAIT 4920           1   0  0    13       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)
-ANEURISM 4934                 1   0  0    12       DARK FORCES (179)
 KORN KAKES 4932               1   2  0    11       CARNIVAL (354)
-MELANIE 4901                  1   3  0    10       THE CHUMPS (455)
-CHRIS 4914                    1   0  0     9       THE CHUMPS (455)
 SOUFFLE 4930                  2   1  0     8       TOP SECRET (449)
-BUTLER 4925                   1   0  0     7       BUNS OF STEEL (457)
-FACELESS 4779                 1   3  0     6       POWER AND FATE (444)
-VINCE 4929                    1   0  0     6       THE CHUMPS (455)
 DEJA VU 4940                  1   1  0     5       TOP SECRET (449)
-XILE 4776                     0   1  0     5       POWER AND FATE (444)
-MISTRESS 4774                 0   4  0     4       POWER AND FATE (444)
-JONATHAN 4900                 0   4  0     4       THE CHUMPS (455)
-PATCH 4781                    0   3  0     3       POWER AND FATE (444)
-KRAKEN 4928                   0   2  0     2       DARK FORCES (179)
-ASSERTION 4923                0   1  0     1       BUNS OF STEEL (457)
 PUD 4917                      0   1  0     1       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PRIDE 4933             0  1 0 BARONE 215            KING OF QUAM 4880     453         
IDIOT 4911             1  1 0 DARK FORCES 179       CAGE 4913             451         
DA BOUND 4921          0  1 0 ONE WIN WONDERS 456   WASTE MONSTER 361     454 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A guy leaves for a turn and the arena goes to pot.  How else does one explain a
Striker on top?  Time to go get some Buttermilk. -- Went to Market

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA BOUND was butchered by WASTE MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WENT TO MARKET bested BUTTERMILK in a 2 minute brutal Challenge Title duel.
KING OF QUAM was handily defeated by MERYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LADY ZVORKNAR vanquished DEJA VU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LOOPY was overpowered by LATRINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ABSOLUCIOUN was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute brawl.
DU QUOIS was bested by GLORY in a 1 minute match.
HILLARY FLAMOND was bested by GGLEEMANN in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
SOVEREYN vanquished VISITING ORC in a 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
SQUYER narrowly defeated SOFA KING in a 2 minute duel.
P'NHEAD won victory over SOUFFLE in a 1 minute fight.
KORN KAKES overpowered PUD in a 1 minute uneven match.
BLOODFEUD BAIT overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CANT WORK subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        27 -  14 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  28 -  5      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  29 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  28 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  37 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  15 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  15 -  0      32  |

Turn 454 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 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   WENT TO MARKET 4288        10   5  1   95 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
PARRY-LUNGE      LATRINE 4855               12   7  1   76 TOP SECRET (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   GGLEEMANN 4801             11   5  0   73 CARNIVAL (354)
SLASHING ATTACK  ABSOLUCIOUN 4872            5   4  0   65 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
AIMED BLOW       SOVEREYN 4870               6   3  0   55 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LATRINE 4855.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WENT TO MARKET 4288.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOFA KING 4874, 
ABSOLUCIOUN 4872, SOVEREYN 4870, SQUYER 4871, MERYE 4868, GLORY 4633, GGLEEMANN 4801, 
LADY ZVORKNAR 4873, LATRINE 4855, and P'NHEAD 4909.

The least popular fighter this week was CANT WORK 4919.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUD 4917, DU QUOIS 4854, LOOPY 4642, KING OF QUAM 4880, DA BOUND 4921, 
BLOODFEUD BAIT 4920, SOUFFLE 4930, HILLARY FLAMOND 4853, DEJA VU 4940, and BUTTERMILK 
4497.