DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2003    Duedate: 05/28/2003

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-430

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ABATIS
ACT OF MALICE (257)
(36-5452) [21-5-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ABATIS                         PINK BEAR
ACT OF MALICE (257)            LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
(36-5452) [21-5-0,114]         (36-5883) [4-2-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRASNOYASK-26                  ANGRY WASHINGTON
5440 OR FIGHT! (336)           5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
(36-5145) [16-8-2,100]         (36-5115) [16-9-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HELTER SKELTER (256)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELTER SKELTER (256)        35
2. ACT OF MALICE (257)         29      BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
3. BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)       28      Unchartered Team
4. BABES (416)                 18
5. LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)  10LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     20  15  4 57.1   1/ 5 HELTER SKELTER (256)      7  5 0
 2/ 3 ACT OF MALICE (257)       83  63  7 56.8   2/ 7 ACT OF MALICE (257)       7  6 0
 3/ 4 BABES (416)              180 148  6 54.9   3/ 2*LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  7  8 1
 4/ 2*LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  16  14  2 53.3   4/ 3 SECTION HATE (491)        5  5 1
 5/ 5 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)     202 177 32 53.3   5- 4 UNKNOWNS (287)            4  1 0
 6/ 0 WOLF PACK (423)          144 128  9 52.9   6/10 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     4  5 0
 7/ 6 HELTER SKELTER (256)     487 460 29 51.4   7/ 1 IRON TIGERS (484)         4  9 0
 8- 7 UNKNOWNS (287)           178 195 16 47.7   8/ 8 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)      3  5 0
 9/ 9 IRON TIGERS (484)         74 103 11 41.8   9/ 6 BABES (416)               3  5 0
10/10 SECTION HATE (491)        57  97  7 37.0  10/ 0 WOLF PACK (423)           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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 474): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 471): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 469): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 473): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 455): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 429): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 420): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 355): FRANCINE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 305): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 348): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 474): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 471): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 469): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 473): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 455): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 429): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 420): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 355): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 305): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 348): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): KHAZID'HEA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): <MELISSA> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JHANS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as IRON TIGERS is pushed out of top team by HELTER SKELTER, who came from 5th with a 
3-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for IRON TIGERS, whose 0-4-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 7th.  ACT OF 
MALICE stable has parlayed this turn's 3-0-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  The HELTER SKELTER guild has had 
a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, BLONDIE fought ZANTARA and gained 18 points 
and contributed to BABES' 2-1-0.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and ABATIS remains JHANS' top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Lucas Lounge?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  HELTER SKELTER has cause to stand tall, as they were JHANS' 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided HELTER SKELTER stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was ACT OF MALICE.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was LITTLE GIRLS LIKE...'s 
warrior PURPLE BEAR.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  
Tsk, tsk, tsk.  KRASNOYASK-26, does your manager know you're challenging down 28 
points to fight TARGEN from IRON TIGERS?  We're not surprised to hear that 
KRASNOYASK-26 defeated TARGEN, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why 5440 OR 
FIGHT! made such a challenge.  BUCKET HEAD of 5440 OR FIGHT! had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought BUCKET 
HEAD showed great skill and promise when he was bested by HALO 14.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, JHANS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABATIS 5452                  21   5  0   114       ACT OF MALICE (257)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POSTMASTER P 5182            20  11  0   133       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 KRASNOYASK-26 5145           16   8  2   100       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
-FOREVER LOVE 5408            11   8  1    97       UNKNOWNS (287)
 ANGRY WASHINGTON 5115        16   9  2    96       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 BLONDIE 5723                 10   6  0    92       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAST RESORT 5448             19  10  2    82       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-KNOCKED UP! 5837              7   1  0    78       UNKNOWNS (287)
-GHETTO KING 5180             11  12  1    75       WOLF PACK (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANTARA 5853                  7   7  0    70       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARGEN 5783                  11   8  1    66       IRON TIGERS (484)
 LOSING FAITH 5713             7   2  2    63       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
 CANIS LUPUS 5716              6   6  0    59       WOLF PACK (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALO 14 5711                  6   5  1    54       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
 M. THRASHER 5312              9   5  1    50       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 ATOMIC SEXBOT 5889            3   1  0    45       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-PONGLENUS 5838                6   4  1    43       UNKNOWNS (287)
 KATHLEEN 5865                 8   2  0    36       BABES (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUCKET HEAD 5311              5   6  0    33       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
-CONCRETE 5846                 7   1  0    31       UNKNOWNS (287)
 GALADUR THAN 5860             3   0  0    29       ACT OF MALICE (257)
 PINK BEAR 5883                4   2  0    28       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 BLANKEE 5882                  4   2  1    25       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE BEAR 5881              3   3  0    23       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 CLEOPATRA 5844                4   3  0    21       BABES (416)
 BROKEN MIRROR 5849            3   4  0    21       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
-DITTLENICK 5856               6   1  0    19       UNKNOWNS (287)
 KLINGER 5850                  2   4  0    19       SECTION HATE (491)
-TROJAN MAN 5710               3   2  1    18       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
-THE DARK 5715                 3   0  0    17       WOLF PACK (423)
 FRANKENSLOSH 5901             2   0  0    14       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 FULL METAL PYLE 5897          1   1  0    14       SECTION HATE (491)
 MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          1   1  0    13       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-SALLIE MAE 5893               1   0  0    13       BABES (416)
 BARBIE 5879                   2   4  1    11       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 UNSANITARY 5899               1   1  0     7       SECTION HATE (491)
-MADONNA 5884                  0   1  0     7       BABES (416)
 ROEBEAST 5900                 1   1  0     6       SECTION HATE (491)
 SOCIETY MENACE 5898           1   1  1     5       SECTION HATE (491)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BOZ 5872               2  4 1 IRON TIGERS 484       STONE GOLEM 26        430 NONE    
CIRANID 5876           2  5 1 IRON TIGERS 484       BLACK ORC 20          430 NONE    
RATHBURN 5895          0  1 0 IRON TIGERS 484       BLANKEE 5882          429         
BABY 5880              3  3 0 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE 515 HIGH ELF 19           430 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lancets Inc -- Eh? -- Mordraith

Ripples -- I think I can stir up some trouble...  I mean the dork in charge over at 
Act of Malice still hates me with such a burning passion he sends warriors to the DA 
bearing my name despite my prolonged absence. -- Mordraith

     Good, action, trouble, all the same to me.  I want to see things HAPPENING here.
     -- Ripples Dorrigan

Cornage -- Abatis is a bad matchup for my current top warriors... but I think that 
shouldn't be a problem much longer. -- Mordraith

Cosmo -- OUCH!  That Aimer is seriously badass.  Glad you're here for the time being 
anyway... -- Mordraith

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOZ was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BABY was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CIRANID was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
KRASNOYASK-26 vanquished TARGEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLONDIE overpowered ZANTARA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BUCKET HEAD was devastated by HALO 14 in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ATOMIC SEXBOT overpowered PURPLE BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BROKEN MIRROR was overcome by KATHLEEN in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
BLANKEE unbelievably bested CLEOPATRA in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
BARBIE was vanquished by KLINGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FRANKENSLOSH unbelievably bested UNSANITARY in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
ABATIS overcame ANGRY WASHINGTON in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Title bout.
LAST RESORT demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
M. THRASHER was bested by LOSING FAITH in a 2 minute battle.
CANIS LUPUS subdued RIRORNI SPY in a 2 minute gory brawl.
PINK BEAR overcame FULL METAL PYLE in a 3 minute conflict.
GALADUR THAN overpowered ROEBEAST in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOCIETY MENACE was bested by MORNGRIM THORTH in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  10 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  13 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  38 -  3      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  25 -  3      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 430 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        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ABATIS 5452                21   5  0  114 ACT OF MALICE (257)
LUNGING ATTACK   KRASNOYASK-26 5145         16   8  2  100 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
WALL OF STEEL    ANGRY WASHINGTON 5115      16   9  2   96 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
PARRY-LUNGE      LOSING FAITH 5713           7   2  2   63 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KRASNOYASK-26 5145.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOZ 5872.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGRY WASHINGTON 5115, 
UNSANITARY 5899, ABATIS 5452, ATOMIC SEXBOT 5889, CLEOPATRA 5844, M. THRASHER 5312, 
PINK BEAR 5883, BLONDIE 5723, BROKEN MIRROR 5849, and LOSING FAITH 5713.

The least popular fighter this week was ROEBEAST 5900.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BARBIE 5879, BUCKET HEAD 5311, ZANTARA 5853, TARGEN 5783, CIRANID 5876, 
BABY 5880, SOCIETY MENACE 5898, GALADUR THAN 5860, PURPLE BEAR 5881, and MORNGRIM 
THORTH 5902.