DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/04/2003    Duedate: 09/17/2003

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-429

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZAZU
ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4323) [15-8-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZAZU                           DEATHSTRIKE
ALL FINESSE (384)              TACTICAL NUKES (392)
(38-4323) [15-8-0,118]         (38-4405) [4-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONESOME TRUCK                 HEBEE
JINDA-BAN (198)                ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4258) [12-23-2,77]         (38-4359) [9-4-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL FINESSE (384)           20
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             11      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. JUST BECAUSE (373)           9      Unchartered Team
4. TACTICAL NUKES (392)         6
5. COLD SWEATS (378)            0      TACTICAL NUKES (392)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TACTICAL NUKES (392)       4   0  0  100   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        10  2 1
 2- 2*COLD SWEATS (378)          3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 1
 3/ 3 ALL FINESSE (384)         58  53  2 52.3   3/ 3*TACTICAL NUKES (392)      3  0 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          235 305  5 43.5   4/ 4 JUST BECAUSE (373)        2  5 0
 5/ 5 JUST BECAUSE (373)        95 147  7 39.3   5- 5*COLD SWEATS (378)         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 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CLIFFHOME will ever be the same.  And let's see, LONESOME TRUCK fought M. 
CHARDINEE and gained 15 points and contributed to JINDA-BAN's 2-3-0.  DINGIL BILL has 
lost to NOBGOBLIN, falling 10 points, while helping make JINDA-BAN a 2-3-0 turn.  
Defending his title for another turn, ZAZU kept JINDA-BAN's warrior, HARI CANE, from 
claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Choking Ogre uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the JINDA-BAN stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on CLIFFHOME, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding JINDA-BAN 
more than any other team we find ALL FINESSE.  CLIFFHOME, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was JINDA-BAN's 
warrior CLOCK O'DIAL.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  
FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE had better have a good reason for challenging down 8 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought FIDDLESTICKS showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated WORK IN PROGRESS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, CLIFFHOME, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CLIFFHOME and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in CLIFFHOME 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAZU 4323                    15   8  0   118       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDDLESTICKS 4343            14   6  0   113       ALL FINESSE (384)
 WORK IN PROGRESS 4193        20  38  2   100       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               17  41  0    97       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEBEE 4359                    9   4  0    86       ALL FINESSE (384)
 LONESOME TRUCK 4258          12  23  2    77       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARI CANE 4333               12  10  0    68       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUTCRACKER 4380               6   1  1    64       ALL FINESSE (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBBA 4229                    3   1  0    51       COLD SWEATS (378)
 KORRIBIE 4317                11  15  0    50       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHSTRIKE 4405              4   0  0    31       TACTICAL NUKES (392)
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                2   2  1    31       ALL FINESSE (384)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             6   9  1    28       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428              1   1  0    10       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Deathstrike -- But...but it's the CLOCK that's supposed to strike! -- Clock O'Dial

Boy, is that Captured Orc ever a bad loser!  He was really, really rude in the hall
heading back to the locker rooms after the fight.  I hope someone hits him upside the
head. -- Hari Cane the Annoyed

And just WHY, may I ask, is this Dangerous Criminal running around loose? -- Korribie

Oh, my.  The Ambitious Guard tripped and fell right under my wheels!  People will
think I'm a reckless driver, and I'm NOT. -- Lonesome Truck
P.S.  Can I hang his beard from my radiator cap?

And the Embezzling Scribe makes the fourth standby to match with us this cycle.  I
get the idea that, though the wins are good for the team, the situation does not bode
well for the arena.  If the arena closes just as I start fighting, it's going to be a
disappointment. -- Dingil Bill
P.S.  But not the first, nor likely the last, disappointment in my life.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FIDDLESTICKS bested WORK IN PROGRESS in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
HEBEE was unbelievably bested by 2 + 2 = 4 in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
DEATHSTRIKE luckily beat CLOCK O'DIAL in a 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
NOBGOBLIN devastated DINGIL BILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ZAZU demolished HARI CANE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
LONESOME TRUCK won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
KORRIBIE narrowly defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute bloody brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 429 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ZAZU 4323                  15   8  0  118 ALL FINESSE (384)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIDDLESTICKS 4343          14   6  0  113 ALL FINESSE (384)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                  9   4  0   86 ALL FINESSE (384)
WALL OF STEEL    HARI CANE 4333             12  10  0   68 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LONESOME TRUCK 4258.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HEBEE 4359.  The ten other most popular fighters were LONESOME TRUCK 4258, 2 
+ 2 = 4 4190, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, FIDDLESTICKS 4343, KORRIBIE 4317, DEATHSTRIKE 4405, 
NOBGOBLIN 4400, ZAZU 4323, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, and DINGIL BILL 4428.

The least popular fighter this week was HARI CANE 4333.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DINGIL BILL 4428, WORK IN PROGRESS 4193, ZAZU 4323, NOBGOBLIN 4400, 
DEATHSTRIKE 4405, KORRIBIE 4317, FIDDLESTICKS 4343, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, 2 + 2 = 4 
4190, and LONESOME TRUCK 4258.

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

ZAZU (38-4323) ALL FINESSE (384)
WORK IN PROGRESS (38-4193) JUST BECAUSE (373)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff