DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2003    Duedate: 08/09/2003

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENEFICE
THE TAKEN (390)
(26-4153) [17-22-2,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENEFICE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE TAKEN (390)                
(26-4153) [17-22-2,88]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BENEFICE                       R'AKA
THE TAKEN (390)                THE DREADLANDS (425)
(26-4153) [17-22-2,88]         (26-4084) [8-6-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEADBANGERS (87)            32
2. MENAGERIE (228)             19      THE DREADLANDS (425)
3. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         17      Unchartered Team
4. THE TAKEN (390)             11
5. ERRATUM (440)                9       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          20   5  0 80.0   1/ 1 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 THE DREADLANDS (425)      32  20  1 61.5   2/ 2 HEADBANGERS (87)         11  3 1
 3/ 4 MENAGERIE (228)          120  77  7 60.9   3- 3 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     7  3 1
 4- 3 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     14   9  1 60.9   4/ 4 WARCKERS (362)            7  6 1
 5- 5*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)   6   4  0 60.0   5/ 5 MENAGERIE (228)           6  6 0
 6/ 6 WARCKERS (362)           477 341 27 58.3   6/ 6 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 0
 7- 7 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     70  51  3 57.9   7/10 THE TAKEN (390)           4  5 0
 8/ 9 HEADBANGERS (87)         332 243 18 57.7   8- 8*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)  2  1 0
 9/ 8 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    127  93 18 57.7   9- 9 WATCH OUT! (432)          1  0 0
10/10 THE TAKEN (390)          253 300 20 45.8  10/13 ERRATUM (440)             1  2 0
11/11 ERRATUM (440)             17  21  1 44.7  11/ 7 THE DREADLANDS (425)      1  4 0
12/12 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      330 474 13 41.0  12-12*HONESTY (442)             0  3 0
13-13*HONESTY (442)              1   8  0 11.1  13-11 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     0  2 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 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): CONAN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): TAOS of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): ORION ORANGE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 466): DAISY JANUARY of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 459): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): INFERNO of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
             (turn 452): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): DESPICABLE DUCK of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             FARMER'S GIRL of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
                          WETBOX of BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)
              (turn 315): SMOOCHY of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in CALEAM since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
THE DREADLANDS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-2-0!  Up 'n down.  
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE 
TAKEN's 7th moved them up to 2-1-0 place.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't 
say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well MENAGERIE moved up 0, to 
5th.  What a role model for CALEAM's young 'uns!  TAOS becomes Duelmaster, but don't 
bother to fight no more!  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for THE TAKEN's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster BENEFICE.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     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, SHERWOOD 
FOREST!  The bums at HEADBANGERS couldn't face the challenges from SHERWOOD FOREST!  
No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, KORIBUS!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting 
is a better craft than farming, KORIBUS, but you have to pay your dues.  Being 
challenged by IRIS, 22 points above you, is dues.  IRIS won victory over KORIBUS.  I 
bet IRIS could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, GOLDEN CANYON knows who to set their 
sights on.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that TUK 
ADOW gets in.  It fights people like POWERMAN, 15 points below.  I thought TUK ADOW 
showed great skill and promise when it lost to POWERMAN.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  CALEAM is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENEFICE 4153                17  22  2    88       THE TAKEN (390)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAOS 4042                    12   7  1   122       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
-GALILEO 4196                 10   3  0    91       MENAGERIE (228)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALTIMORE 4043               10   8  0    87       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 EBON AH'BIS 4085              7   4  0    79       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 R'AKA 4084                    8   6  0    78       THE DREADLANDS (425)
-WOOLLY LOCO 3902              6   0  0    72       POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
 BOB FROM BODIE 4141          12  33  0    69       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MR. GRINCH 2124               9   5  0    68       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRIS 4228                    10   4  1    65       MENAGERIE (228)
 NICKEL 4240                  10  11  0    65       ERRATUM (440)
 SARINA 4220                  12  13  1    62       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 ALEGRIA 4291                  8   1  0    59       MENAGERIE (228)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALBUQUERQUE 4082             11  10  0    54       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 DRALION 4303                  6   2  0    53       MENAGERIE (228)
 SAILOR MOON 4275              8   4  1    51       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEAD 4103                     8   3  1    50       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 SAPPER 4243                   7   5  1    50       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 BORDERLINE 4195               5   9  2    48       MENAGERIE (228)
 KORIBUS 4227                  6  18  0    44       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           4   1  0    43       WATCH OUT! (432)
 DIO 4302                      6   2  0    41       HEADBANGERS (87)
-SINISTROPHOBIA 4143           6   2  0    40       WATCH OUT! (432)
 TROUBLE 4290                  5   4  1    40       WARCKERS (362)
-STEW 4104                     3   3  0    40       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
-KERCHECK 4093                 6   1  1    39       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 KAPOW 4257                    7  12  0    38       THE TAKEN (390)
 POINDEXTER 2133               5   8  0    34       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OINGA 4255                    7  12  0    33       THE TAKEN (390)
-ASHE 4241                     3   2  1    29       ERRATUM (440)
-MELOPHOBIA 4247               2   0  0    28       WATCH OUT! (432)
-PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              3   0  0    27       WATCH OUT! (432)
-COLORADO SPRINGS 4265         2   2  1    26       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 AMEE 4301                     5   3  1    25       HEADBANGERS (87)
 DE DE MAO 4330                3   0  0    25       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DIESEL 4277                   6   6  0    24       WARCKERS (362)
-ORLANDO 4131                  2   5  0    24       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
-WICK 4267                     2   0  0    24       ERRATUM (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAILOR VENUS 4326             5   0  0    23       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 ABSORB ALL 4334               2   0  0    20       WARCKERS (362)
 POWERMAN 4332                 1   1  0    19       HEADBANGERS (87)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            2  12  0    18       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 RAZOR BACK 4317               3   3  0    13       WARCKERS (362)
-R TO L 4268                   1   1  0    13       ERRATUM (440)
-MUG 4101                      1   0  0     9       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 TUK ADOW 4329                 2   1  1     8       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-GRAVEL 4266                   1   1  0     6       ERRATUM (440)
-AVOID 4297                    1   2  0     5       HONESTY (442)
 RED RUFFLES 4333              0   3  0     3       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-FREAK 4296                    0   3  0     3       HONESTY (442)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALE 4105               2  3 0 CRACKED TANKARD 426   COLORADO SPRINGS 4265 455         
CLICHE 4298            0  3 0 HONESTY 442           AMEE 4301             456         
BOINGA 4256            8  8 1 THE TAKEN 390         DIGITAL 4274          455 NONE    
DIGITAL 4274           7  4 3 WARCKERS 362          TAOS 4042             457         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Warckers -- We have really got to stop meeting like this. -- Dio

Honesty -- I guess you would call that a pretty poor challenge on Cliche's part, eh?
-- Amee

Crip -- Good to see we are picking things up where we left off years back.  Picking
on the weak guy huh (Poindexter)?  Guess it's time to kick your butt from "Here to
Phoenix." -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Here Little Nugget, Little Nugget, Little Nugget.... -- Poindexter

K. Kate -- What the heck is a Red Ruffles? -- Headbangers

Introducing Headbanger's newest inmate:  Powerman!  An eye is upon you.  Are you
ready to go?

Crip -- As much as I appreciate the easy wins you are giving Poindexter, what gives?
-- SOV

Sailor Moon -- Man, do I have a good matchup with you or what! -- Mr. Grinch

Oinga -- OK, bud.  Enough easy wins for you for a while.  I give. -- Amee

Razor Back -- Ahhh, so that's how you do it eh? -- Powerman

C'mon, Caleam!  What's up with this lack of personal ads?  We can't leave it to
Little Nugget and Co. can we?  Geesh. -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Team Honesty -- Hello????  Anyone out there? -- Amee

Baltimore -- But I don't want to go there.  I hear it's humid, and crowded, and all
sorts of things that don't go with my idea of the ideal town to paint red. -- Bob
from Bodie

Dio -- Fortunately, blood on a red flounce doesn't show much. -- Red Ruffles

Orlando -- Are you "furioso"?  Just curious, because of something I was hearing
about. -- Little Nugget

Woolly Loco -- No surprise there.  Wool would make ME loco in this weather, too! --
Sarina

Borderline -- Ah, but I was on the RIGHT side of that border. -- Koribus

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MR. GRINCH bested BOB FROM BODIE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
IRIS viciously subdued KORIBUS in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
BORDERLINE was subdued by SAILOR MOON in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TROUBLE was vanquished by NICKEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DRALION overpowered OINGA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ABSORB ALL bested LITTLE NUGGET in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
TUK ADOW was bested by POWERMAN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
EBON AH'BIS was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
R'AKA was unbelievably bested by BENEFICE in a action packed 3 minute gory Title duel.
SAPPER lost to SARINA in a popular 1 minute duel.
POINDEXTER was overpowered by ALEGRIA in a 1 minute uneven match.
DIO overpowered RAZOR BACK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
KAPOW bested DIESEL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
AMEE subdued RED RUFFLES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master vs. novice match.
SAILOR VENUS outwaited TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a tiring 8 minute beginner's fight.
DE DE MAO devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  35 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  19 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  29 -  4      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  26 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         3 -  10 -  1      23  |

Turn 458 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   EBON AH'BIS 4085            7   4  0   79 THE DREADLANDS (425)
STRIKING ATTACK  R'AKA 4084                  8   6  0   78 THE DREADLANDS (425)
TOTAL PARRY      MR. GRINCH 2124             9   5  0   68 HEADBANGERS (87)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is BENEFICE 4153.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was R'AKA 4084.  The ten other most popular fighters were KAPOW 4257, EBON AH'BIS 
4085, BOB FROM BODIE 4141, DIESEL 4277, IRIS 4228, LITTLE NUGGET 4269, DIO 4302, TUK 
ADOW 4329, BENEFICE 4153, and SAPPER 4243.

The least popular fighter this week was SAILOR VENUS 4326.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAZOR BACK 4317, POINDEXTER 2133, OINGA 4255, TROUBLE 4290, RED 
RUFFLES 4333, ABSORB ALL 4334, BORDERLINE 4195, KORIBUS 4227, MR. GRINCH 2124, and DE 
DE MAO 4330.