DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2004    Duedate: 02/07/2004

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SARINA
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4220) [19-19-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SARINA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4220) [19-19-1,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SARINA                         POPPA LODE
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4220) [19-19-1,103]        (26-4392) [1-4-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARCKERS (362)              50
2. SOULS OF BLACK (303)        29      WARCKERS (362)
3. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         29      Unchartered Team
4. HEADBANGERS (87)            12
5. WATCH OUT! (432)             0BILLY & THE BASHER'S (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          31  10  1 75.6   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)         11  4 0
 2- 3*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)       2   1  0 66.7   2/ 4 WARCKERS (362)            9  5 0
 3/ 4 WARCKERS (362)           510 369 28 58.0   3- 2 WATCH OUT! (432)          5  3 1
 4/ 5 HEADBANGERS (87)         370 269 21 57.9   4/ 3 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      5  9 0
 5/ 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    148 117 19 55.8   5/ 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     4  3 0
 6- 7 ERRATUM (440)             26  31  1 45.6   6/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       3 12 0
 7/ 8 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     195 254 16 43.4   7- 7 ERRATUM (440)             2  0 0
 8/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      352 517 13 40.5   8- 6*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)      1  0 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 239): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 480): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 473): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 469): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 470): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 466): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 366): JE SUIS BIEN of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 480): TOTEM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 473): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 469): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 470): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 466): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 366): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 469): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 328): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Mr. Grinch, El Grinco Sir, fare you well on the Isle.  I will try to hold this
position with as much flair and dignity as you did.

                                        Sarina

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CALEAM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  GOLDEN CANYON turned their 3-2-0 turn 
into a 6th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SPLINTER win a 
fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DIESEL beat DIO and DIO lost 12 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, CALEAM may 
be getting bland, as SARINA stays top dog in the city.  The Swinging Aardvark, humph! 
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From CALEAM's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
WARCKERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like HEADBANGERS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, KORIBUS was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  ZODIAC FREAK challenged down 24 
against SOULS OF BLACK's MOUNTAIN MIKE.  What a weasel!  This is the sort of thing 
that makes the price of admission to CALEAM's games worth it!  ZODIAC FREAK was 
subdued by MOUNTAIN MIKE!!  And we have MOUNTAIN TROLL in a challenge, going down 11 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought MOUNTAIN TROLL showed great skill and 
promise when he subdued KORIBUS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in CALEAM to get a drink than The Swinging 
Aardvark!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARINA 4220                  19  19  1   103       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAPPER 4243                  13   8  2   100       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NICKEL 4240                  14  17  0    89       ERRATUM (440)
 DIESEL 4277                  12  13  0    76       WARCKERS (362)
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            12   2  0    74       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 AMEE 4301                    14   7  2    70       HEADBANGERS (87)
 RAZOR BACK 4317              12   7  0    70       WARCKERS (362)
-PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              7   0  0    70       WATCH OUT! (432)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           6   1  1    68       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINISTROPHOBIA 4143           9   3  0    63       WATCH OUT! (432)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           6   3  1    59       WATCH OUT! (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIO 4302                     12   9  0    54       HEADBANGERS (87)
 KORIBUS 4227                  7  30  0    51       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-MELOPHOBIA 4247               4   2  0    46       WATCH OUT! (432)
 FLIMSY 4406                   3   0  0    44       WARCKERS (362)
 CHARDON 4364                  7   3  2    41       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            6  21  0    39       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MISS PRISS 4371               5   5  0    38       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ASHE 4241                     4   4  1    34       ERRATUM (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405            3   1  1    30       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 TUK ADOW 4395                 2   1  0    26       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DE DE MAO 4397                2   2  0    24       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-R TO L 4268                   3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
-WICK 4267                     3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
-MORAAT 4401                   2   0  0    22       RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             4   6  1    21       HEADBANGERS (87)
-GRAVEL 4266                   2   2  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
 AIKSU 4361                    4   6  0    18       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 PEIDAO 4365                   4   6  0    18       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 SPLINTER 4439                 1   0  0    18       HEADBANGERS (87)
 POPPA LODE 4392               1   4  0    15       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 GRAPHITE 4408                 1   1  0     4       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 ONYX 4409                     1   1  0     4       WARCKERS (362)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ZHER-DENVA 4398        0  1 0 RAJHAN'S PRIDE 452    MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405    468         
ARGONYNE 4410          0  1 0 SOULS OF BLACK 303    SHEWISH GIANT 417     471 NONE    
MAUREN 4362            3  1 0 SOULS OF BLACK 303    SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145   469         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sarina -- Thank you, but I realize I benefited from a small arena. -- A retired El
Grincho

Koribus -- Well done Professor.  That's the type of skills that keep me coming back
for more lessons.  When I get that TC, I'll be sure to let everyone know what part
you had in it. -- Mountain Troll

Sarmassophobia -- Heck, I wasn't even using my favorite weapon either. -- Dio

Poppa Lode -- With the skills you teach me, it's hard to just say no. -- Freak

Sinistrophobia -- Wow, two death intent statements, and then you come back and win.
You were lucky to escape with your life! -- Amee

Watch Out! -- That's right, you had better. -- Headbangers

Melophobia -- Um...would it help if I lived in a cave and avoided Debby Tonte? --
Little Nugget

Mountain Troll -- I hate trolls.  Um, generally speaking, because there's no way I
can fight them.  Not PERSONALLY. -- Koribus

Zodiac Freak -- Guess I'm all pyrites today. -- Poppa Lode

Chardon -- I hold YOU responsible!  When the orderlies "carried me to the Infirmary,"
they were MUCH too free with their hands! -- Miss Priss

El Grincho -- I've pointed that out to Leeta time and time again.  Strat changes,
I've said.  Challenges and avoids.  A little real MANAGEMENT.  It'd do wonders for
our records and our performance, but will she listen?  Nooooo, she's got OTHER things
to do with her time.  (sigh)  It's a hard life being a training dummy. -- Koribus

Dio -- I have a strategy?  This is news to me.  If you have email, you can reach
Leeta at Livia@reality.com.  Be sure to put DM at the beginning of the subject line,
though, or she'll delete it unopened.  She's getting really wound up about the spam
thing. -- Little Nugget

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARGONYNE was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOUNTAIN TROLL vanquished KORIBUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FLIMSY demolished LITTLE NUGGET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ZODIAC FREAK was devastated by MOUNTAIN MIKE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
DE DE MAO defeated AIKSU in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
SARINA viciously subdued SAILOR VENUS in a 5 minute brutal mismatched Title fight.
AMEE devastated CHARDON in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DIO was handily defeated by DIESEL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RAZOR BACK won victory over NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory duel.
MISS PRISS vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PEIDAO was overpowered by TUK ADOW in a 1 minute uneven match.
POPPA LODE savagely defeated ONYX in a exciting 6 minute bloody novice's fight.
GRAPHITE was handily defeated by SPLINTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  38 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  24 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  2      29  |

Turn 471 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         1 -  2         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SAILOR VENUS 4326          12   2  0   74 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMEE 4301                  14   7  2   70 HEADBANGERS (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAZOR BACK 4317            12   7  0   70 WARCKERS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIO 4302                   12   9  0   54 HEADBANGERS (87)
AIMED BLOW       CHARDON 4364                7   3  2   41 SOULS OF BLACK (303)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SARINA 4220.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
POPPA LODE 4392.  The ten other most popular fighters were DE DE MAO 4397, SARINA 
4220, RAZOR BACK 4317, AMEE 4301, MISS PRISS 4371, ARGONYNE 4410, MOUNTAIN TROLL 
4385, FLIMSY 4406, MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405, and DIESEL 4277.

The least popular fighter this week was ONYX 4409.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAILOR VENUS 4326, GRAPHITE 4408, PEIDAO 4365, DIO 4302, CHARDON 4364, 
ZODIAC FREAK 4353, LITTLE NUGGET 4269, KORIBUS 4227, AIKSU 4361, and SPLINTER 4439.

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

SARINA (26-4220) GOLDEN CANYON (290)