DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/1998    Duedate: 02/18/1998

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-306

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMOA
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
(33-4339) [19-15-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMOA                          SCOURGE
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)       PAIN CORP (381)
(33-4339) [19-15-0,83]         (33-4467) [1-1-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORANGE PARK                    ORANGE PARK
HOMES (342)                    HOMES (342)
(33-4322) [17-17-0,74]         (33-4322) [17-17-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOMES (342)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PAIN CORP (381)             39
2. HOMES (342)                 17      OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
3. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)          9      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARBIRDS (377)           0
5. SNOTZI'S II (361)            0      PAIN CORP (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SNOTZI'S II (361)         24   5  2 82.8   1- 1*SNOTZI'S II (361)         9  1 0
 2/ 3 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      217 177 19 55.1   2/ 6 HOMES (342)               5 10 0
 3/ 4 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343) 110 108  4 50.5   3/ 2 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)  4  5 0
 4/ 5 HOMES (342)              116 132  4 46.8   4/ 7*PAIN CORP (381)           4  6 0
 5/ 7*PAIN CORP (381)            4   6  0 40.0   5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       2  1 0
 6- 6 THE WARBIRDS (377)        31  52  3 37.3   6- 3 THE WARBIRDS (377)        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 327): JAYMEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 325): METACARPAL of THE BARE BONES (? mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 325): CLAUDIUS of I, CLAUDIUS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 321): BEROT of CLAN BATTLE AXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 321): RODEO of RAGE (? mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 319): FRED of WISH YOU WERE HERE (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 318): FISHBONE of THE MOTHERSHIP II (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 159): INSANITY!!!!!! of LAW & ORDER!!!! (Shrapnel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 310): MASKED SHREW of SHREW IT CAN BE NOW (? mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 156): PREMYAL OTOKAR of THE STORMGUARDS (the Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 306): FRANKLIN PIERCE of THE PRESIDENTS (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 305): SCOT TEA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 150): KRAK EM KIDD of THE CREW (Magic Man, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 298): MANSON of HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 261): PETE WILLIS of DEF LEPPARDS (Mutt Lange, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 134): ERV FLEMMING of EXHALE, INC (Cerebrus, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 128): RUST GOLEM of TRIAL BY COMBAT (Jimbo, mgr.)
                                   the golem of love
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 231): PHOENIX of THE SOULLESS ONES (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 115): RUKUS of CAVALIERS (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 192): SCALES of PUFFER FINS (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 191): CASSANDRA of WARLORD BRIGADE (Cassius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 167): POP of BREAKFAST CEREAL (Belial, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 153): FLANK of MYSTERY MEAT (The Butcher, mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 138): MAISY MOUSE of MOUSE MANIA (Master Mouse, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 129): KIMO of FEAR FACTORY IV (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 64): SILVERHUNTRESS of JUDGEMENT DAY! (The JIMBO, mgr.)
                       NOT the Judge, as was mistakenly reported last time
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 211): AUGUSTUS II of ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 327): MY PETS (Zookeeper, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 325): ENDO (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 325): tie between LORDS & LADIES and PANTHEONS
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 321): CONSTITUTION STATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 321): RAGE (? mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 319): KARNHORN KARTEL (Belial, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 318): THE MOTHERSHIP II (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 159): GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 310): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 156): THE CANUCKS (? mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 306): THE PRESIDENTS, (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 305): SNOTZI'S II (? mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 150): THE CREW (Magic Man, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 298): HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 261): DEF LEPPARDS (Mutt Lange, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 134): DUKES OF HELL (? mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 128): TRIAL BY COMBAT (Jimbo, mgr.)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 231): RPG'S (Coeur, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 115): OLD ENGLAND (MHC, mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 192): SECOND MAR DIV (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 190): WARLORD BRIGADE (Cassius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 167): THE AVENGERS (Mutt Lange, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 153): A.N.G.O. (Abe, mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 138): THE RULING CLASS (Travesty, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 129): FEAR FACTORY IV (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 64): RESTLESS SHADES (MHC, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 211): NATURAL FORCES of Jurine (Stiletto, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates:
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 327): JAYMEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 325): CLAUDIUS of I, CLAUDIUS (? mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 321): RODEO of RAGE (? mgr.)
               (turn 320): FOOL'S GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 318): ARAGOON of KOARD OF THE RINGS (Shade, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 318): FISHBONE of THE MOTHERSHIP II (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 310): SWAN DIVE of LEMMINGS WER US (Landslide, mgr.)
              (turn 309): BAUXITE BURNISHER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 305): SCOT TEA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster)
                            FALLSWORTH of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 149): ULF THE SLEDGE of HAIRY THINGS (? mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 298): MANSON of HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.0
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 133): ZIPPER II of RESCUE RANGERS (Rascally Rabbit)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 191): CASSANDRA of WARLORD BRIGADE (Cassius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 166): NINE INCH NAIL of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 153): FLANK of MYSTERY MEAT (The Butcher, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 128): HELLVIS of WE DO THE ROCK (The Agent, mgr.)

1/13/98

To:  Sheila, Lady of the Grey Wand
From:  Darkwolf, Arch-Wizard of Stormcrowe, High Advisor to King        Brynnjolf

Hello dear lady,

     I trust you are in good health and you find the struggle for peace less 
demanding.
     This is my yearly report of happenings of your ancestral homeland of Stormcrowe 
and Glacks Keep.  Your cousin, my King, sends his best wishes.
     T'was a rather quiet year this year.  The weather was mild this year, which 
spurred more shipping than usual.  There were actually LESS rainy days than sunny 
days, something that has not happened in my 27 years.  Perhaps this will be a 
continued trend.
     Talks continued with the Karnhorn Empire for a more open relationship between our 
two countries.  We are hoping to buy the Durukar Canal in the near future.  I hope we 
can strike a deal by the end of the summer, but I'm told I am too optimistic.
     I am still trying to get the Satrap and King Brynnjolf to meet.  I think if the 
two could talk face to face without middlemen, that much animosity between the two 
could be cleared.  I cannot believe that the Satrap is as closed minded as I've heard.
     I spoke with the High Shaman of Blacks Keep early last spring.  Quite a 
remarkable man.  He predicted the unusual weather that occured.  I shall have to 
consult him before the trading season begins again.  You should be pleased to hear 
that all is well on the Island.  You should try to take time out of your busy schedule 
to visit your ancestral home.  They would love to have you, as would Stormcrowe.
     There was a disturbance in Kurukar last Jadeflower that supposedly involved some 
Stormcrowe citizens.  My sources have not confimed this, nor have they denied this.  
The Kalif will not allow us to assist in the investigation.  If the reports of his 
idiocy are ture, there mmay be trouble between us.  The last thing any of us need is a 
war between Stormcrowe and Kurukar.  If that happens, may Elyssindal have mercy.
     Disturbing news.  In the wild swamps on the northern edge of Stormcrowe Bay, we 
discovered what I believe to be the remains of a Chaos Gate.  I have been studying it 
to determine if it could be reopened.  So far my findings are inconclusive.  I have a 
round the clock guard on the site until I can determine what we are dealing with.  If 
you feel it necessary to investigate yourself, I can give you the coordinate.
     On a more positive note.  Do you remember the man who designed our beautiful 
arena?  A man name Hooper?  He has invented a flameless lantern powered by the energy 
found in lightning.  No magic involved whatsoever.  It is not a bright light, but I 
believe that with a little work, he could make it powerful enough to be seen in 
Aljafir.  I tell you the man is a genius.
     I shall end this now, since you have much to do.  We in Stormcrowe are ever 
indebted to you.  Should you ever need us, just call.

                                        Yours in magic,

                                        Darkwolf of Stormcrowe

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  HOMES now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  
Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, HOMES has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  
Hey everybody, watch out for SCOURGE, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after 
mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ORANGE PARK was defeated by SAMOA and 
drops 11 points.  In front of all the crowds, FALLSWORTH took the Duelmaster's crown 
for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, JUBILEE would be president.  Although 
it may be a contest it doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the NIYTYOLE ISLAND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMOA 4339                   19  15  0    83       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACABRE 3213                 14   6  1    80       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ORANGE PARK 4322             17  17  0    74       HOMES (342)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGETIUS 3340                11   3  1    62       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONDOR 4415                   7  10  2    53       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-OSPRY 4413                    8   9  0    49       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-RYANATOR 3462                10   2  0    48       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-CHUBBY 4302                   5   1  1    43       SNOTZI'S II (361)
 BLACKER 4445                  8   3  1    39       HOMES (342)
-ZONKER 4337                   5   0  0    36       SNOTZI'S II (361)
-FIRE AT WILL 4305             5   1  1    35       SNOTZI'S II (361)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING FISHER 4429              7   5  1    30       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-EAGLE 4414                    6  11  0    29       THE WARBIRDS (377)
-ALEC BLACKTHORN 3464          5   4  1    25       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 TEMPE 4447                    4   5  0    24       HOMES (342)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 4467                  1   1  0    21       PAIN CORP (381)
-W.T. POOH 4430                2   1  0    19       SNOTZI'S II (361)
 BLUDGEON 4466                 2   0  0    16       PAIN CORP (381)
 JUBILEE 4443                  2   9  0    15       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
 DABNEY 4452                   3   3  0    12       HOMES (342)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASTIGATE 4469                1   1  0    12       PAIN CORP (381)
 SAN JOSE 4441                 0  12  0    12       HOMES (342)
 MALAISE 4465                  0   2  0     2       PAIN CORP (381)
 PILLORY 4468                  0   2  0     2       PAIN CORP (381)
-VULTURE 4459                  0   1  0     1       THE WARBIRDS (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Gods, no dead at ALL?  You didn't have to cease killing each other, you know.  In 
     fact, I would recommend it--clear the ground a little. -- Arenamaster Kaghal

1/10/98
All -- I have decided to make some changes for the new year. The first one being a new 
manager name. From now on I, formerly unknown as Sweetness, will answer to Hipster 
Dufus. That was easy enough, I don't know what the big deal about New Year's 
resolutions is. "Get busy living or get busy dying."  The Shawshank Redemption - 
Hipster Dufus

All -- Hail Mongo!!!  I, Blackthorn of Sibhikas, have graduated thanks to his wisdom.  
My manager would have sent me away had not Mongo intervened, and suggested a way to 
make me a most formidable opponent in Basic:  WS, 17(2)-17(1)-13-9(2)-17(2)-5-15(2), 
Ex +1 attack, Adex +4 parry, GS favorite.  My record stands now at 27-8-1, with my 
last fight a loss in the DA, ending my career. -- Blackthorn of Drunk Before Noon

2/5/98
Does anyone have a favorites potion or a style switch prize that they are willing to 
part with?  I'm willing to pay top dollar.  If so contact me (Papaiz) at DM 26, 
Warckers(362).
 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEMPE bested JUBILEE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SCOT TEA was bested by FALLSWORTH in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
SAMOA slimly won victory over ORANGE PARK in a 2 minute veteran's Title match.
BLACKER viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
SAN JOSE was bested by BLUDGEON in a 5 minute expert vs. novice upset brawl.
DABNEY outwaited PILLORY in a unpopular 10 minute bloody match.
CASTIGATE defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute beginner's melee.
MALAISE was vanquished by FRATSFA SLAVE in a slow 4 minute uneven duel.
SCOURGE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -   1     68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -   1     64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -   0     60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  23 -   1     60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -   0     57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -   0     55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -   1     44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -   0     44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   9 -   0     25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  12 -   0     14  |

Turn 306 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SAMOA 4339                 19  15  0   83 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKER 4445                8   3  1   39 HOMES (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ORANGE PARK 4322.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ORANGE PARK 4322.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASTIGATE 4469, 
BLACKER 4445, SAMOA 4339, BLUDGEON 4466, SCOURGE 4467, TEMPE 4447, JUBILEE 4443, SAN 
JOSE 4441, DABNEY 4452, and MALAISE 4465.

The least popular fighter this week was PILLORY 4468.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MALAISE 4465, DABNEY 4452, SAN JOSE 4441, JUBILEE 4443, TEMPE 4447, 
SCOURGE 4467, BLUDGEON 4466, SAMOA 4339, BLACKER 4445, and CASTIGATE 4469.

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

FALLSWORTH (33-2427) OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
SCOT TEA (33-4156) GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)