DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/30/2003    Duedate: 11/12/2003

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-433

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EAGLE'S NEST
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4271) [13-5-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EAGLE'S NEST                   ATOMIC BASHER
EAGLES CLAW (47)               TACTICAL NUKES (392)
(38-4271) [13-5-1,132]         (38-4404) [2-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARI CANE                      HEBEE
JINDA-BAN (198)                ALL FINESSE (384)
(38-4333) [14-12-0,85]         (38-4359) [11-6-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EAGLES CLAW (47)            45
2. ALL FINESSE (384)           28      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. TACTICAL NUKES (392)         5      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM FLOYD (99)              5
5. JUST BECAUSE (373)           1      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)       8   4  0 66.7   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)         8  4 1
 2/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)         70  57  4 55.1   2/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)          7  8 1
 3/ 3 TEAM FLOYD (99)          292 254 17 53.5   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         598 540 53 52.5   4/ 4*TACTICAL NUKES (392)      4  3 0
 5/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          243 317  5 43.4   5/ 5 TEAM FLOYD (99)           2  0 0
 6/ 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        96 151  7 38.9   6/ 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        1  2 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 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): SHEMAN DO of HEME-JO CONDITION (Hamich, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): JETHRO'S TOOLS (TigerTiger, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): EVER AFTER (SOL, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail and well met, Cliffhome!  That's more like it.  It did not take long for an
Eagles Claw warrior to attain the top spot in our glorious homeland.  All Finesse, it
was an even 1-1 last turn between our teams.  Your challenge to me, Hebee, was brave
knowing my style advantage.  I thought you had me there at first with your superior
initiative and attack, but ah, my defense kicked in and I did not look back.  This
turn I will not challenge anyone so it will be a matter of skill if I return as
DUELMASTER.
     Welcome back FLOYD!

                   Eagle's Nest
                         a Pubah Dominator of the LEAGUE ARCANE!

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CLIFFHOME once again!  What's with HARI CANE?  She actually beat 
CLIFFHOME's VETERAN MERCENARY, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at JINDA-BAN.  CLOCK O'DIAL lost 15 points to NOBGOBLIN.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CLOCK O'DIAL will provide more easy wins...  Try as she 
might, NUTCRACKER wasn't good enough at persuading EAGLE'S NEST to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
EAGLES CLAW.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at ALL FINESSE ain't reelin'!  
EAGLES CLAW's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
2 + 2 = 4!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of CLIFFHOME unite.  You have only your games to lose!  LONESOME TRUCK, 
with his forgettable 13-26-2,  was killed by TEDIOUS TED in a forgettable match.  
JINDA-BAN didn't seem to mind very much.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLE'S NEST 4271            13   5  1   132       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEBEE 4359                   11   6  0   105       ALL FINESSE (384)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               18  44  0    98       JUST BECAUSE (373)
 NUTCRACKER 4380               8   2  1    91       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             18   8  2    88       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 HARI CANE 4333               14  12  0    85       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                5   3  1    62       ALL FINESSE (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                12  18  0    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348             9  10  1    43       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATHSTRIKE 4405              6   1  0    43       TACTICAL NUKES (392)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             3   0  1    28       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451         2   0  0    26       EAGLES CLAW (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATOMIC BASHER 4404            2   1  0    15       TACTICAL NUKES (392)
 JAMMER 4452                   1   0  0    11       ALL FINESSE (384)
 DINGIL BILL 4428              2   4  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?
DEAD CAN DANCE 4441    0  3 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        WURM KIN 27           433 NONE    
PEST CONTROL 4453      0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        SHEWISH GIANT 21      433 NONE    
LONESOME TRUCK 4258   13 26 2 JINDA-BAN 198         TEDIOUS TED 4133      433         
CRUD 4401              0  1 0 TACTICAL NUKES 392    STONE GOLEM 26        433 NONE    
TANK 4403              0  1 0 TACTICAL NUKES 392    WURM KIN 27           433 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nobgoblin -- I suppose you could blame it on the season.  What with having so much to
do to get ready for the end of the month and all.  If you want to try that on your
manager, I'll be glad to back you up. -- Hari Cane

Deathstrike -- I don't know about DEATH and all, but you sure strike alarm into me!
Not to mention also striking me a bunch of injuries which I could have gotten along
just fine without. -- Korribus

I hit the Captured Orc?  But...he just ran out in front of me!  There was no time to
stop or even swerve much.  I didn't mean to run over him.  And...oh, no!  It says
here that he doesn't have insurance!  What shall I do?  He damaged my grill, and *I*
can't afford to have it fixed. -- Lonesome Truck

The Fratsfa Slave's hour has struck. -- Clock O'Dial

Eagle's Claw -- I've never been clawed in the arena before, and I didn't like it!
Don't do that again.  In fact, if we meet again, lose. -- Dingil Bill

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD CAN DANCE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRUD was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a monotonous 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
PEST CONTROL was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
TANK was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
HEBEE savagely defeated 2 + 2 = 4 in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ATOMIC BASHER lost to EAGLE'S CLAW in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
EAGLE'S NEST devastated NUTCRACKER in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LONESOME TRUCK was easily killed by TEDIOUS TED in a 2 minute uneven fight.
HARI CANE vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
CLOCK O'DIAL was vanquished by NOBGOBLIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KORRIBIE savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory uneven match.
DINGIL BILL was overpowered by SYSTEM OF A DOWN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JAMMER bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 433 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   EAGLE'S NEST 4271          13   5  1  132 EAGLES CLAW (47)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                 11   6  0  105 ALL FINESSE (384)
AIMED BLOW       NUTCRACKER 4380             8   2  1   91 ALL FINESSE (384)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           18   8  2   88 EAGLES CLAW (47)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARI CANE 4333.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HEBEE 4359.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARI CANE 4333, EAGLE'S 
CLAW 4345, KORRIBIE 4317, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451, JAMMER 4452, 2 + 2 = 4 4190, TEDIOUS 
TED 4133, NOBGOBLIN 4400, PEST CONTROL 4453, and EAGLE'S NEST 4271.

The least popular fighter this week was CRUD 4401.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DINGIL BILL 4428, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, LONESOME TRUCK 4258, NUTCRACKER 
4380, ATOMIC BASHER 4404, TANK 4403, DEAD CAN DANCE 4441, EAGLE'S NEST 4271, PEST 
CONTROL 4453, and NOBGOBLIN 4400.