DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2003    Duedate: 06/11/2003

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-422

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEN WORKING
JUST BECAUSE (373)
(38-4189) [20-31-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEN WORKING                    POSITION IS EMPTY
JUST BECAUSE (373)             
(38-4189) [20-31-1,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MEN WORKING                    MEN WORKING
JUST BECAUSE (373)             JUST BECAUSE (373)
(38-4189) [20-31-1,113]        (38-4189) [20-31-1,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL FINESSE (384)           29
2. JUST BECAUSE (373)           2      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              2      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (374)          0
5. MISFITS (389)                0      TOO DEAD TO WORRY (250)

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- 2*ALL GREEK TO ME (372)      9   6  0 60.0   2/ 3 JUST BECAUSE (373)        7  5 0
 3- 3*MISFITS (389)             16  13  5 55.2   3/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 4- 4*GREYHAWK (256)             2   2  0 50.0   4- 4 ARENA FELINES (374)       3  0 0
 5/ 6 ALL FINESSE (384)         37  45  1 45.1   5- 5*MISFITS (389)             3  2 1
 6/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          221 284  4 43.8   6- 6*ALL GREEK TO ME (372)     1  2 0
 7/ 8 JUST BECAUSE (373)        86 136  7 38.7   7- 8*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 470): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 355): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 475): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): BURNT OCHER of CRAYOLA KILLERS (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 430): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 408): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, 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 306): 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 349): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 470): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 355): THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 475): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): none
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): THAT 70'S TEAM (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 430): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 408): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 306): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 349): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): KHAZID'HEA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): PREACHER of THRILLZ & KILLZ (DeGotti, mgr.)
                           LEBEAU of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
                           WARHOL of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
                           JESUS CHRYSLER of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): NUMBERED WON of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            BUBBLES of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): BOTTINEAU of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): TAILIDA DAWNRAIN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for HEBEE, who flew up 12 points in the 
rankings after mashing HARI CANE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  HARI CANE was overcame by HEBEE 
and drops 10 points.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash 
yer clothes.  TIGER SPLASH did not fight this week so its title was forfeit.  In 
front of all the crowds, MEN WORKING took the Duelmaster's crown for its own.  I give 
the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad JINDA-BAN?  Big bad JINDA-BAN.  
Big bad JINDA-BAN.  CLIFFHOME's afraid of the big bad JINDA-BAN.  Tra la la la la!  
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch ALL FINESSE's act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from JINDA-BAN.   
     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 CLIFFHOME giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEN WORKING 4189             20  31  1   113       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORK IN PROGRESS 4193        18  33  2    94       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 HAR DI'HAR 4194              21  29  0    92       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDDLESTICKS 4343            10   3  0    90       ALL FINESSE (384)
 GAR & BRILL 4252             12  16  0    87       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               15  36  0    81       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAZU 4323                     8   8  0    60       ALL FINESSE (384)
-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)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             5   3  1    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341            8   1  0    51       ARENA FELINES (374)
 LONESOME TRUCK 4258           9  19  1    48       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HEBEE 4359                    4   2  0    47       ALL FINESSE (384)
 KORRIBIE 4317                 9  10  0    37       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARI CANE 4333                7   8  0    37       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHERT 2378                    2   1  0    33       GREYHAWK (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUTCRACKER 4380               3   1  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?
1112131591311 4393     0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384       STONE GOLEM 26        422 NONE    
FEATHER THREAT 4351    2  2 0 MISFITS 389           CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     418 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Men Working -- Oh, yes?  Why am I not laughing? -- Hard di'Har
P.S.  Because the joke's gotten cold, that's why.  You should have died long ago.

Zazu -- Finesse me, baby! -- Lonesome Truck
P.S.  Don't know where that came from, must be the full moon.  Maybe I'm a female
truck.

Ambitious Guard -- Fie. -- Hari Cane

Dangerous Criminal?  Says who? -- Clock O'Dial

The Osksi Noble is too short, besides being touched in the head.  (I touched him
there myself, with my sword....)  I want no part of him, except maybe...a scalp-lock?
-- Korribie

Tiger Splash -- Congratulations. -- Zin and Jinda-Ban

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

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

1112131591311 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
FIDDLESTICKS viciously subdued 2 + 2 = 4 in a 9 minute brutal Challenge duel.
HEBEE overcame HARI CANE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GAR & BRILL was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody master's duel.
HAR DI'HAR was overpowered by MEN WORKING in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WORK IN PROGRESS bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
ZAZU devastated KORRIBIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
CLOCK O'DIAL overcame DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute melee.
LONESOME TRUCK won victory over NUTCRACKER in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  18 -  2      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 422 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIDDLESTICKS 4343          10   3  0   90 ALL FINESSE (384)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLOCK O'DIAL 4348           5   3  1   55 JINDA-BAN (198)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                  4   2  0   47 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 1112131591311 4393.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEN WORKING 
4189, FIDDLESTICKS 4343, HEBEE 4359, GAR & BRILL 4252, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, ZAZU 
4323, LONESOME TRUCK 4258, NUTCRACKER 4380, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, and HAR DI'HAR 4194.

The least popular fighter this week was 2 + 2 = 4 4190.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARI CANE 4333, KORRIBIE 4317, HAR DI'HAR 4194, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, 
NUTCRACKER 4380, LONESOME TRUCK 4258, ZAZU 4323, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, GAR & BRILL 
4252, and HEBEE 4359.

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

MEN WORKING (38-4189) JUST BECAUSE (373)

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

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