DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-421

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIGER SPLASH
ARENA FELINES (374)
(38-4207) [22-12-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIGER SPLASH                   DELPHI
ARENA FELINES (374)            ALL GREEK TO ME (372)
(38-4207) [22-12-0,108]        (38-4180) [6-2-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MEN WORKING                    GAR & BRILL
JUST BECAUSE (373)             JUST BECAUSE (373)
(38-4189) [19-31-1,104]        (38-4252) [12-15-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             44
2. ALL FINESSE (384)           36      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. ALL GREEK TO ME (372)       12      Unchartered Team
4. JUST BECAUSE (373)          10
5. ARENA FELINES (374)          4      ALL GREEK TO ME (372)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      111  43 10 72.1   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        10  5 1
 2/ 3*ALL GREEK TO ME (372)      9   6  0 60.0   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 0
 3- 4*MISFITS (389)             16  13  5 55.2   3/ 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        5  7 0
 4- 5*GREYHAWK (256)             2   2  0 50.0   4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (374)       4  1 0
 5- 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       28  34  0 45.2   5- 4*MISFITS (389)             4  6 1
 6/ 8 ALL FINESSE (384)         34  43  1 44.2   6/ 8*ALL GREEK TO ME (372)     2  3 0
 7/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          219 281  4 43.8   7- 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 8/ 9 JUST BECAUSE (373)        84 134  7 38.5   8- 9*GREYHAWK (256)            0  1 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

     Hail CLIFFHOME!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  JUST BECAUSE stable has parlayed this turn's 2-2-0 into a 3 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
CLOCK O'DIAL fought DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and gained 24 points and contributed to 
JINDA-BAN's 3-2-0.  HEBEE has lost to DELPHI, falling 10 points, while helping make 
ALL FINESSE a 3-2-1 turn.  Defending its title for another turn, TIGER SPLASH kept 
JUST BECAUSE's warrior, GAR & BRILL, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Choking Ogre?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the ARENA FELINES stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CLIFFHOME, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding ARENA FELINES more than any other team we find ALL FINESSE.  CLIFFHOME, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), FIDDLESTICKS challenged 2 + 2 = 4 today, facing a 
27 difference in recognition.  And now nobody knows where 2 + 2 = 4 is right now, 
after giving FIDDLESTICKS 24 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise 
behind me.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in CLIFFHOME, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER SPLASH 4207            22  12  0   108       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEN WORKING 4189             19  31  1   104       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 GAR & BRILL 4252             12  15  0    97       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 WORK IN PROGRESS 4193        17  33  2    92       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 HAR DI'HAR 4194              21  28  0    91       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDDLESTICKS 4343             9   3  0    85       ALL FINESSE (384)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               15  35  0    80       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAWS 4342                     7   3  0    59       ARENA FELINES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELPHI 4180                   6   2  0    55       ALL GREEK TO ME (372)
 ZAZU 4323                     7   8  0    54       ALL FINESSE (384)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341            8   1  0    51       ARENA FELINES (374)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             4   3  1    49       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARI CANE 4333                7   7  0    47       JINDA-BAN (198)
 LONESOME TRUCK 4258           8  19  1    44       JINDA-BAN (198)
 KORRIBIE 4317                 9   9  0    36       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEBEE 4359                    3   2  0    35       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHERT 2378                    2   1  0    33       GREYHAWK (256)
 NUTCRACKER 4380               3   0  1    28       ALL FINESSE (384)
-WORM SKULL 4349               4   1  1    26       MISFITS (389)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   1  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCID CONFUSION 4350          3   3  1    21       MISFITS (389)
-TIRYNS 4179                   3   2  0    21       ALL GREEK TO ME (372)
-TURKEY BOMB 4381              2   0  0    16       MISFITS (389)
-VIVID BLUR 4353               3   3  1    13       MISFITS (389)
-HAPPY VIOLENCE 4352           2   4  2    12       MISFITS (389)
-FURGO 2380                    0   1  0     5       GREYHAWK (256)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   NUTCRACKER 4380       421 NONE    
1091315101215 4386     0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384       HIGH ELF 19           421 NONE    
FLASHINTHEPAN 4356     0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384       VIVID BLUR 4353       417 REVENGED
FEATHER THREAT 4351    2  2 0 MISFITS 389           CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     418         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fiddlesticks -- You played knick-knack on my shin, in a manner of speaking.  Or my 
fender, as the case might be.  I didn't even have a chance to get into gear. -- 
Lonesome Truck

Happy Violence -- Does that go for receiving as well as for dishing out?  I hope so, 
for your sake. -- Hari Cane

2+2=4 -- You again!  How many TIMES do I have to tell you that for us Ducks, things 
are not so boringly cut and dried.  Sometimes, two plus two equals FIVE, although I 
must also admit that at least once to my knowledge it only came out as THREE.  But 
the Duck in question was very young. -- Har di'Har

Zazu -- Hmm, you decoyed me right into your pit.  I wasn't expecting that.  Sneaky of 
you, but then, you're an Elf, so what else, eh? -- Korribie

Hebee -- If that's finesse, I'll take a plate of hash. -- Clock O'Dial

Lucid Confusion -- Don't worry about it.  That kind of thing takes care of itself. -- 
Hari Cane

Garfield -- When you go, we're going to miss you. -- Zin, Jinda-Ban

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

1091315101215 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FIDDLESTICKS vanquished 2 + 2 = 4 in a 8 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HEBEE was demolished by DELPHI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TIGER SPLASH bested GAR & BRILL in a popular 5 minute brutal veteran's Title contest.
MEN WORKING devastated HAR DI'HAR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
WORK IN PROGRESS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ZAZU devastated LONESOME TRUCK in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HARI CANE handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
CLOCK O'DIAL vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KORRIBIE won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute fight.
NUTCRACKER assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  21 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  18 -  2      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 421 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TIGER SPLASH 4207          22  12  0  108 ARENA FELINES (374)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIDDLESTICKS 4343           9   3  0   85 ALL FINESSE (384)
LUNGING ATTACK   DELPHI 4180                 6   2  0   55 ALL GREEK TO ME (372)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLOCK O'DIAL 4348           4   3  1   49 JINDA-BAN (198)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                  3   2  0   35 ALL FINESSE (384)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MEN WORKING 4189.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GAR & BRILL 4252.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARI CANE 4333, 
TIGER SPLASH 4207, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, KORRIBIE 4317, FIDDLESTICKS 4343, DELPHI 4180, 
MEN WORKING 4189, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, ZAZU 4323, and NUTCRACKER 4380.

The least popular fighter this week was 2 + 2 = 4 4190.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LONESOME TRUCK 4258, HAR DI'HAR 4194, HEBEE 4359, 1091315101215 4386, 
NUTCRACKER 4380, ZAZU 4323, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, MEN WORKING 4189, DELPHI 4180, and 
FIDDLESTICKS 4343.

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

TIGER SPLASH (38-4207) ARENA FELINES (374)