DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/27/2003    Duedate: 12/10/2003

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EAGLE'S NEST
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4271) [15-5-1,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EAGLE'S NEST                   GOOD HEARTED
EAGLES CLAW (47)               EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)
(38-4271) [15-5-1,148]         (38-4388) [1-0-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARI CANE                      RUNABOUT
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4333) [15-13-0,87]         (38-4458) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EAGLES CLAW (47)            38
2. ALL FINESSE (384)           38      TACTICAL NUKES (392)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             10      Unchartered Team
4. TACTICAL NUKES (392)        10
5. EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)         8      EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TACTICAL NUKES (392)       9   6  0 60.0   1/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)         12  3 2
 2/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)         77  60  4 56.2   2/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        10  4 0
 3- 3 TEAM FLOYD (99)          292 254 17 53.5   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         607 541 54 52.9   4- 5 TEAM FLOYD (99)           1  0 0
 5/ 0*EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)       1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0*EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)      1  1 0
 6/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          246 324  5 43.2   6/ 4 TACTICAL NUKES (392)      1  5 0
 7/ 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        96 153  7 38.6   7/ 6 JUST BECAUSE (373)        0  3 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 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Another awesome fight to retain my title!  Another turn here or in the
challenger champions and I should receive my invite.  Hebee, it was a brave
challenge, but alas my skill was superior.  Luck next time, perhaps Nutcracker will
give it a shot?  Not much else going on.  I want to welcome Perry Palagrino and
Steven Scimitar to our fine stable, as they will be continuing on the legacy that is
EAGLES CLAW.  I wish all success as long as they are not on the other side of my
blade.

       Eagles Nest
       Barbarian Destroyer of the League Arcane

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, ALL FINESSE, since 
EAGLES CLAW took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see HEBEE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, HEBEE beat HARI CANE and HARI CANE lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting bland, as 
EAGLE'S NEST stays top dog in the city.  The Choking Ogre, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From CLIFFHOME's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
CLIFFHOME, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  EAGLES CLAW the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was TACTICAL NUKES.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, TEDIOUS TED was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the CLIFFHOME arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLE'S NEST 4271            15   5  1   148       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUTCRACKER 4380              10   2  1   117       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEBEE 4359                   12   7  0   108       ALL FINESSE (384)
 2 + 2 = 4 4190               18  46  0   100       JUST BECAUSE (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARI CANE 4333               15  13  0    87       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             19   9  2    86       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 NOBGOBLIN 4400                6   4  1    75       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451         4   0  0    57       EAGLES CLAW (47)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                12  20  0    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348            10  11  1    50       JINDA-BAN (198)
-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)
 SUI GENERIS 4444              2   0  0    27       ALL FINESSE (384)
 PERRY PALAGRINO 4454          2   0  0    27       EAGLES CLAW (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428              3   5  0    21       JINDA-BAN (198)
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455          2   0  1    21       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 ATOMIC BASHER 4404            3   2  0    19       TACTICAL NUKES (392)
 JAMMER 4452                   2   1  0     8       ALL FINESSE (384)
 GOOD HEARTED 4388             1   0  0     7       EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 0   2  0     2       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MENTAL FLOSS 4390      0  1 0 EDIBLE AUTOPSY 391    STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455  435         
LONESOME TRUCK 4258   13 26 2 JINDA-BAN 198         TEDIOUS TED 4133      433         
WIPEOUT 4457           0  1 0 TACTICAL NUKES 392    SHEWISH GIANT 21      435 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dingil Bill -- My name is from the alternative grunge hard rock band System of a
Down.  It does make sense; its all in the interpretation. -- System of a Down

Lonesome Truck -- Hopefully you will get good insurance money for your loss. --
Tedious Ted

Floyd -- Don't disappear!  Three turns is not enough. -- Talon Volksie

Nobgoblin -- You know, *I* should laugh at *you*.  I'll bet that would throw you off
your stroke, what with being the kind of thing you're not used to, right?  And the
gods know, SOMETHING had better throw you off your stroke!  You're too mean for me.
-- Korribie
P.S.  Remember, if you kill me, I'll retire in a huff and not teach you a single
thing more!  I promise that.

Jammer -- I don't see why the arenamaster stopped me just as I was reaching for the
WD-40.  I'd have gotten you unjammed, I bet. -- Dingil Bill
P.S.  Do you suppose I can blame that loss on the arenamaster?  After all, if he
hadn't stopped me, and I had gotten out my trusty spray can of WD-40....

2 + 2 = 4 -- It does NOT.  That's only in special cases.  Sometimes it equals 22! --
Hari Cane
P.S.  And if you don't add them very carefully, keeping everything straight, you may
get 3.99 or 5.01, so there!  I mean, these dogmatic pronunciamentos are just not
true.

System of a Down -- What the heck kind of name is that?  What does it mean? -- Clock
O'Dial and Inquiring Minds want to Know!

Sui Generis -- You see what it is.  Once I was a big truck and could shoulder my way
through any crowd.  Now I'm just a little thing, and everybody pushes me out of the
way.  Life is so peculiar. -- Runabout

Talon Volksie -- Your apology is unnecessary (this IS a Delarquan arena) but
appreciated.  But..."Floyd B Rick"?  I could've sworn the driver that got away was
Tedious Ted! -- Nick and Jinda-Ban
P.S.  While the new Runabout doesn't have the hauling capacity of the Truck, it's a
lot easier to park.  A decent, though hardly remarkable (except in being not totally
awful) roll-up.  These days, a "decent" roll-up is almost remarkable in itself!

Talon -- (pouting) -- Dingil Bill

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WIPEOUT was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NUTCRACKER vanquished 2 + 2 = 4 in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HEBEE demolished HARI CANE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NOBGOBLIN was bested by TEDIOUS TED in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
SUI GENERIS overpowered ATOMIC BASHER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
JAMMER was vanquished by PERRY PALAGRINO in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
EAGLE'S NEST beat M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Title brawl.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN overcame KORRIBIE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CLOCK O'DIAL vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
DINGIL BILL vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RUNABOUT was luckily beaten by GOOD HEARTED in a popular 6 minute novice's melee.
STEVEN SCIMITAR murdered MENTAL FLOSS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  1      38  |

Turn 435 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         3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   EAGLE'S NEST 4271          15   5  1  148 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       NUTCRACKER 4380            10   2  1  117 ALL FINESSE (384)
BASHING ATTACK   HEBEE 4359                 12   7  0  108 ALL FINESSE (384)
WALL OF STEEL    HARI CANE 4333             15  13  0   87 JINDA-BAN (198)
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 RUNABOUT 4458.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOBGOBLIN 4400, TEDIOUS 
TED 4133, SUI GENERIS 4444, NUTCRACKER 4380, WIPEOUT 4457, JAMMER 4452, EAGLE'S NEST 
4271, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451, HEBEE 4359, and CLOCK O'DIAL 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was MENTAL FLOSS 4390.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORRIBIE 4317, PERRY PALAGRINO 4454, HARI CANE 4333, 2 + 2 = 4 
4190, STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455, GOOD HEARTED 4388, ATOMIC BASHER 4404, DINGIL BILL 4428, 
CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, and HEBEE 4359.

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

EAGLE'S NEST (38-4271) EAGLES CLAW (47)