DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2003    Duedate: 10/01/2003

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-439

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDIE
BABES (416)
(36-5723) [14-10-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDIE                        CURTIS JAMES
BABES (416)                    EVER AFTER (508)
(36-5723) [14-10-0,99]         (36-5750) [5-1-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TARGEN                         TARGEN
IRON TIGERS (484)              IRON TIGERS (484)
(36-5783) [13-13-3,75]         (36-5783) [13-13-3,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNKNOWNS (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BABES (416)                 34
2. EVER AFTER (508)            26LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
3. UNKNOWNS (287)              25      Unchartered Team
4. SECTION HATE (491)          13
5. LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)  10      EVER AFTER (508)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*EVER AFTER (508)          16   8  2 66.7   1/ 2 UNKNOWNS (287)            9  1 1
 2- 2 QUEBEC (461)               9   5  0 64.3   2/ 3 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  9  5 1
 3/ 4 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  37  29  7 56.1   3/ 1*EVER AFTER (508)          8  5 0
 4- 5 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)     214 181 34 54.2   4/ 7 IRON TIGERS (484)         5  3 1
 5/ 6 BABES (416)              188 165  6 53.3   5/ 5 BABES (416)               3  4 0
 6/ 7 UNKNOWNS (287)           193 200 17 49.1   6/ 9 REVELATIONS (469)         3  6 0
 7/ 8 REVELATIONS (469)        104 122 11 46.0   7/ 6 SECTION HATE (491)        3  7 0
 8/ 0 SADISTS (472)             66  80  4 45.2   8/ 4 ERRATA (490)              3 11 0
 9/10 IRON TIGERS (484)         89 118 14 43.0   9/ 0 SADISTS (472)             1  0 0
10/ 9 ILL STRATEGY (478)         5   7  0 41.7  10-11 QUEBEC (461)              1  1 0
11/12 SECTION HATE (491)        73 121 10 37.6  11/ 8 ILL STRATEGY (478)        1  1 0
12/13 ERRATA (490)              16  31  1 34.0  12-13 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)      0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Blondie, love your Heart of Glass, wish you'd stick it out a bit longer.  Not
much to say, this arena is terribly quiet, certainly not the Jhans of old.  But with
this appearance on the throne, it is regrettable that I have to announce that this is
likely my last appearance here for a while, as my manager is shutting down all his
fast arenas, at least until next summer.  It's not even certain we'll be back then.

Manicouagan
Quebec
Duelmaster of Jhans

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHANS games.  Former top team EVER AFTER was unseated 
this week as UNKNOWNS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-0-0 
record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon ERRATA this time out who this turn 
suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake of a 0-4-0 round.  Warriors--remember 
that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week IRON TIGERS went 
2-2-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which 
UNKNOWNS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  CONCRETE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested TARGEN and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, CONCRETE put down TARGEN, causing him to lose 13 points of 
recognition in the process.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the throne, 
MANICOUAGAN has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of 
the usurper.  All hail BLONDIE, Duelmaster of JHANS!  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHANS "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  UNKNOWNS is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of REVELATIONS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  PALADIN take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in JHANS.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that CAVALIER posted a challenge against the more highly recognized PINK BEAR.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand CAVALIER was killed by PINK BEAR.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of CHLOE OF BRATZ who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a 
full 13 points below in the rankings.  I thought CHLOE OF BRATZ showed great skill 
and promise when she was defeated by SHIRLEY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of CAVALIER, veteran of many duels.  
4-6-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHANS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDIE 5723                 14  10  0    99       BABES (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANICOUAGAN 4966              8   2  0    93       QUEBEC (461)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M. THRASHER 5312             14   6  1    91       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANTARA 5853                 10  11  0    88       IRON TIGERS (484)
 CONCRETE 5846                11   1  0    80       UNKNOWNS (287)
 TARGEN 5783                  13  13  3    75       IRON TIGERS (484)
-KNOCKED UP! 5837             10   2  0    75       UNKNOWNS (287)
 PONGLENUS 5838               10   5  2    68       UNKNOWNS (287)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YASMIN OF BRATZ 5909          7   0  2    66       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
-GIMME A MINUTE 5356          13   6  0    59       SADISTS (472)
 PINK BEAR 5883                9   5  1    58       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KATHLEEN 5865                10   5  0    52       BABES (416)
 BLANKEE 5882                  9   5  2    52       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 STARK 5905                    5   2  1    52       IRON TIGERS (484)
-BUCKET HEAD 5311              7   8  1    50       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 CURTIS JAMES 5750             5   1  0    50       EVER AFTER (508)
-SCARRED MESS 5512             8   4  1    43       SADISTS (472)
 HURRICANE 5747                4   2  2    43       EVER AFTER (508)
 BROKEN CLAVICLE 5647          5   4  0    38       REVELATIONS (469)
-MAZRIM 5911                   4   0  0    38       IRON TIGERS (484)
 THE MAESTRO 5239              3   4  0    38       ILL STRATEGY (478)
 ANATOLY KARPOV 5329           8   4  0    35       SADISTS (472)
 SILVER SIDE UP 5692           4   4  2    34       REVELATIONS (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DITTLENICK 5856               9   3  0    32       UNKNOWNS (287)
 SOL 5648                      5   5  1    30       REVELATIONS (469)
 SEVERED LIMB 5748             4   2  0    30       EVER AFTER (508)
 BRICKHOUSE 5960               3   0  0    30       SECTION HATE (491)
-FINGER LICKIN GOOD 5240       2   3  0    29       ILL STRATEGY (478)
 FULL METAL PYLE 5897          5   5  1    25       SECTION HATE (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALADIN 5410                  4   6  0    23       ERRATA (490)
 CLOVER 5959                   1   2  0    23       ERRATA (490)
 SHIRLEY 5941                  1   3  0    21       BABES (416)
-SOVREIGN HAMMER 5773          2   0  0    18       REVELATIONS (469)
 AXION 5411                    2   8  0    17       ERRATA (490)
-SUNGODIZM 5780                2   1  2    13       SADISTS (472)
 MOLE 5940                     1   1  0    12       IRON TIGERS (484)
 CHLOE OF BRATZ 5922           3   2  0    11       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 CRAPPY TP #1 5857             2   0  0    11       EVER AFTER (508)
 TARGET PRACTICE 5972          1   0  0     9       SECTION HATE (491)
 HATRED 5938                   1   3  0     6       SECTION HATE (491)
 CRAPPY TP #2 5858             1   1  0     4       EVER AFTER (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MADONNA 5884           1  4 0 BABES 416             RIPPLES DORRIGAN 23   439 NONE    
CAVALIER 5412          4  6 0 ERRATA 490            PINK BEAR 5883        439         
SHIAVONA 5409          4  4 1 ERRATA 490            PONGLENUS 5838        438         
GED 5414               1  5 0 ERRATA 490            GALADUR THAN 5860     435 NOT REVE
DA 6573 5973           0  1 0 SECTION HATE 491      WURM KIN 27           439 NONE    
WACKO JACKO 5924       1  1 0 SECTION HATE 491      YASMIN OF BRATZ 5909  435 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MADONNA was butchered by RIPPLES DORRIGAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA 6573 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
AXION was demolished by PONGLENUS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
SEVERED LIMB was devastated by STARK in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
CAVALIER was murdered by PINK BEAR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BRICKHOUSE luckily beat PALADIN in a exciting 8 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
DITTLENICK unbelievably bested CLOVER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
MOLE won victory over CRAPPY TP #2 in a 6 minute novice's Challenge duel.
HATRED was luckily beaten by CRAPPY TP #1 in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
CHLOE OF BRATZ was handily defeated by SHIRLEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ZANTARA was savagely defeated by BLONDIE in a 1 minute master's Title match.
TARGEN was luckily beaten by CONCRETE in a popular 3 minute bloody mismatched match.
YASMIN OF BRATZ handily defeated THE MAESTRO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BROKEN CLAVICLE was defeated by BLANKEE in a 1 minute struggle.
SILVER SIDE UP was vanquished by RIRORNI SPY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CURTIS JAMES devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HURRICANE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FULL METAL PYLE was savagely defeated by ANATOLY KARPOV in a 5 minute brutal bout.
SOL overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TARGET PRACTICE bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd boring 5 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  13 -  3      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  41 -  6      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  24 -  6      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  18 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 439 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLONDIE 5723               14  10  0   99 BABES (416)
TOTAL PARRY      CONCRETE 5846              11   1  0   80 UNKNOWNS (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  PONGLENUS 5838             10   5  2   68 UNKNOWNS (287)
WALL OF STEEL    PINK BEAR 5883              9   5  1   58 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
SLASHING ATTACK  STARK 5905                  5   2  1   52 IRON TIGERS (484)
AIMED BLOW       HURRICANE 5747              4   2  2   43 EVER AFTER (508)
BASHING ATTACK   BROKEN CLAVICLE 5647        5   4  0   38 REVELATIONS (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TARGEN 5783.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TARGEN 5783.  The ten other most popular fighters were PALADIN 5410, CLOVER 5959, 
MOLE 5940, BLONDIE 5723, HATRED 5938, FULL METAL PYLE 5897, STARK 5905, HURRICANE 
5747, PONGLENUS 5838, and SHIRLEY 5941.

The least popular fighter this week was TARGET PRACTICE 5972.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CRAPPY TP #2 5858, SILVER SIDE UP 5692, THE MAESTRO 5239, CHLOE 
OF BRATZ 5922, CRAPPY TP #1 5857, BRICKHOUSE 5960, CAVALIER 5412, SEVERED LIMB 5748, 
AXION 5411, and MADONNA 5884.

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

BLONDIE (36-5723) BABES (416)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAIMED 2213 (156-113-18)               9  3  0         THE HURT             
THING 97 (114-71-0)                    5  3  0         ADDAMS FAMILY        
DOTH DRAGONMERE 1257 (81-51-3)         3  3  0         NETHER WARRIORS      
HARMONY 3766 (34-27-3)                 0  5  0         THE TAO              
OUTSIDER 4797 (56-25-3)                0  5  0         WOLF PACK            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRANQUILITY 3765 (45-33-3)             1  3  0         THE TAO              
BODHISATVA 4027 (30-24-0)              0  3  0         THE TAO              

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORDON 4536 (38-12-0)                  4  3  0         BARNYARD BRUTES      
RILLION 5545 (28-14-1)                 0  3  0         THE CHADS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUTH OF JUDAH 5192 (24-13-1)           8  3  0         REVELATIONS          
SOVEREIGN SOLDIER 5310 (21-8-1)        1  3  0         REVELATIONS          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHIRLING STARFISH 5250 (4-0-0)         6  3  1         STARFISH OF DOOM     
JETS TO BRAZIL 5604 (11-4-0)           3  3  0         SKATE DRAGONS        
HANGING 5507 (11-4-0)                  1  3  0         THE CHADS            
TRI-CORNER 5547 (9-9-0)                1  3  0         THE CHADS            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANIS LUPUS 5716 (8-7-0)               3  3  0         WOLF PACK            
KNOCKED UP! 5837 (9-1-0)               2  3  0         UNKNOWNS             
MANICOUAGAN 4966 (6-1-0)               1  3  0         QUEBEC               

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
H. LECTER 5755 (4-2-0)                 3  3  1         UNKNOWNS VII         
CURTIS JAMES 5750 (2-0-0)              2  3  0         EVER AFTER           
HURRICANE 5747 (2-0-2)                 1  3  0         EVER AFTER           
SOVREIGN HAMMER 5773 (1-0-0)           1  3  0         REVELATIONS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREAKY FRED 4920 (3-2-0)               5  3  0         KARNIVORZ            
SPEKTER 4921 (3-2-0)                   6  4  0         KARNIVORZ            
MADONNA 5884 (0-3-0)                   3  3  0         BABES                
CHALK DUST TORTURE 3183 (0-0-0)        1  3  0  DEAD   A PICTURE OF NECTAR  

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAYKITH 5917 (1-1-0)                   1  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD A7  

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NECROPHILIAC 5935 (0-0-0)              6  3  0         BEYOND THE GRAVE