DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2004    Duedate: 03/09/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOCKED IN
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4049) [11-4-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOCKED IN                      STYLISH
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4049) [11-4-1,111]         (32-4116) [7-1-1,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRADEMARK                      DESERT FOX
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           BLITZKRIEG II (354)
(32-4114) [7-1-1,64]           (32-4131) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        37
2. BLITZKRIEG II (354)         32      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     17      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)        4
5. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        1      SARATOGA GLORY (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)      31   9  4 77.5   1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)     11  4 1
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     54  28  4 65.9   2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    10  4 1
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    723 423 38 63.1   3/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  9 1
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  277 400 10 40.9   4/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     4  7 0
 5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG II (354)        2   3  0 40.0   5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       2  3 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): LIFETAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
                (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, fellow warriors!

Starbreaker is back as your Duelmaster--and don't worry, that will be the last time I
refer to myself in the third person.  Our list of Duelmasters cannot match that of
the Devil Advocates...in fact, it's not even close since we've only had two.
However, the team Noble ran here before named Notorious had its share...though not as
many, to be sure.  Notorious, however, did not have a very good record vs. the
denizens of the planes of Hell, and we have thus far owned the rivalry.  Is it still
the same entity that manages Devil Advocates nowadays though--or has the original
manager, The Dark One, sold the team?  Inquiring minds want to know....

I'm guessing I will be following in J.B.'s footsteps shortly and travel to the Isle.
I'm nowhere near as skilled, but I do have plenty of political points.  If I don't
get a good run at a TV in Champs or Champs+, maybe I'll get a good run going in a
future freshmen tourney.  Then again, I think that Noble and most of the other
managers get tied up in tourney successes and should focus more on arena duels.  This
arena is a great example of that...only 4 teams active last cycle...though they did
all fight 5 warriors.  After I'm gone, I like my comrades chances against those
warriors from Devil Advocates and predict that we will be able to hold the Duelmaster
throne for most of the coming 10 turns or so.  Over that period, we'll be crossing
blades with that stable many times.

Gotta run Arvat, time is fleeting--hopefully I will address you next turn.  My
challenge goes to Dieter.

Starbreaker

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARVAT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with STYLISH?  He 
actually beat CALL THE PRIEST's PRIVATE PROPERTY, and walked away with 20 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at CALL THE PRIEST.  PRIVATE PROPERTY lost 16 points 
to STYLISH.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PRIVATE PROPERTY will provide more 
easy wins...  What a role model for ARVAT's young 'uns!  STARBREAKER becomes 
Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I can barely restrain my enthusiam 
for CALL THE PRIEST's outstanding member, Duelmaster LOCKED IN.  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being the most challenged warrior, PRIVATE PROPERTY!  Don't make idle 
boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, 
TASSALTER, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by PRETTY WILD, 16 points 
above you, is dues.  I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, PRETTY WILD!  
He can't set himself up in a real match.  I was sorry to see TASSALTER lose.  I hate 
going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that TRADEMARK gets in.  He 
fights people like BASKERVOLE, 9 points below.  I thought TRADEMARK showed great 
skill and promise when he won victory over BASKERVOLE.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKED IN 4049               11   4  1   111       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIETER KWAN 4092             12   4  0    95       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIA M. ATT 4095              10   5  3    83       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 STYLISH 4116                  7   1  1    80       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          17  12  0    76       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-LIL ETH 4093                 12   4  2    67       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRADEMARK 4114                7   1  1    64       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029         8   6  1    59       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAR MAN 4115                6   2  1    55       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BASKERVOLE 4071               8  23  0    47       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY WILD 4113              6   2  0    29       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130               2   1  1    23       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LEVEE LOAFER 4129             3   0  0    19       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SILVER MINNOW 4128            2   4  0    19       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 ARGONAUT 4135                 1   0  0    16       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 NAUTILUS 4134                 1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 JASAFRAS 4136                 1   1  0     9       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 TASSALTER 4112                0   8  0     8       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 RAW DEAL 4138                 1   0  0     6       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          1   0  0     5       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              1   0  0     4       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DESERT FOX 4131               0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 DAHLGREN 4132                 0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 LOGGERHEAD 4133               0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LOACH 4126             1  3 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SOLAR MAN 4115        463         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trademark -- But what if I don't want to trade? -- Baskervole

Pretty Wild -- The wild part, yes, no doubt.  But pretty?  I don't think so.  For one 
thing, "pretty" should be female. -- Tassalter, a traditionalist

Jasafras -- You're like... gumbo or something, right?  Yuck. -- Silver Minnow
P.S.  But thanks for the skills.

Convicted Thief?  Pooh. -- Levee Loafer

And another raspberry to the Persistant Beggar. -- Boatman Ku

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STYLISH devastated PRIVATE PROPERTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TRADEMARK vanquished BASKERVOLE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PRETTY WILD overpowered TASSALTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
JASAFRAS was bested by LEVEE LOAFER in a 4 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LOCKED IN demolished VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
SOLAR MAN vanquished BOATMAN KU in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SILVER MINNOW overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DAHLGREN was defeated by RAW DEAL in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
LOGGERHEAD lost to KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
NAUTILUS vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARGONAUT defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.
DESERT FOX was defeated by TAD DEVILLE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -   4 -  2      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  18 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  13 -  0       0  |

Turn 466 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LOCKED IN 4049             11   4  1  111 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116                7   1  1   80 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114              7   1  1   64 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029       8   6  1   59 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              6   2  1   55 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRADEMARK 4114.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DESERT FOX 4131.  The ten other most popular fighters were JASAFRAS 4136, 
ARGONAUT 4135, TRADEMARK 4114, DAHLGREN 4132, LOCKED IN 4049, RAW DEAL 4138, STYLISH 
4116, PRETTY WILD 4113, SILVER MINNOW 4128, and KILLING MACHINE 4139.

The least popular fighter this week was TAD DEVILLE 4140.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOGGERHEAD 4133, BOATMAN KU 4130, LEVEE LOAFER 4129, TASSALTER 
4112, BASKERVOLE 4071, PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029, SOLAR MAN 4115, NAUTILUS 4134, KILLING 
MACHINE 4139, and SILVER MINNOW 4128.