DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2004    Duedate: 03/17/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-442

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARI CANE
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4333) [17-18-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARI CANE                      HYPER BOY
JINDA-BAN (198)                FORCE OF FIVE (400)
(38-4333) [17-18-0,84]         (38-4467) [1-2-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARI CANE                      HYPER BOY
JINDA-BAN (198)                FORCE OF FIVE (400)
(38-4333) [17-18-0,84]         (38-4467) [1-2-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL FINESSE (384)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             27
2. ALL FINESSE (384)           14      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. EAGLES CLAW (47)             0      Unchartered Team
4. THE WATCHMEN (363)           0
5. SANDS OF TIME (371)          0      FORCE OF FIVE (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COLD SWEATS (378)          4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)         7  6 0
 2- 2*EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)       3   1  0 75.0   2- 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)          5  0 0
 3- 3*THE WATCHMEN (363)        10   5  1 66.7   3/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 1
 4/ 5 ALL FINESSE (384)         97  73  4 57.1   4- 4*THE WATCHMEN (363)        2  2 0
 5- 6 EAGLES CLAW (47)         619 549 54 53.0   5- 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 6- 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       30  34  0 46.9   6- 7*COLD SWEATS (378)         1  0 0
 7/ 8 JINDA-BAN (198)          260 345  6 43.0   7- 8*EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)      1  0 0
 8/ 4*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        3   4  0 42.9   8/ 3*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       1  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 490): FACELESS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 376): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 495): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 491): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 490): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 494): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 491): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 486): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 478): WONDER BRA of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 476): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 450): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 441): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 192): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 428): STERLING of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 376): ORANGE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 326): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 369): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 490): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 376): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 495): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 491): DIFFERENT HATS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 490): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 494): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 491): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 486): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 478): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 476): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 450): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 441): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 192): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 428): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 376): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 326): THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 369): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 490): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 491): ADAM of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 478): WONDER BRA of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            BOOTER of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 477): RAZOR HAWK of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): JADE of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 450): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 428): STERLING of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
               (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon FORCE OF 
FIVE this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake of a 
0-2-0 round.  RETORT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested HYPER BOY and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, RETORT put down HYPER BOY, causing him to lose 9 points of 
recognition in the process.  Due to hers absence and inability to defend the throne, 
NUTCRACKER has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of 
HARI CANE, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position 
in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In CLIFFHOME "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  CLIFFHOME, city of gladiators!  Mighty among 
the names of thy guilds is THE WATCHMEN, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of ALL FINESSE last week.  Busy avoiding THE WATCHMEN?   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week JAMMER, at 5-5-0, departed CLIFFHOME 
forever.  This week's duel proved deadly to JAMMER as he fell to the more renowned 
warrior, CLOCK O'DIAL.  How will ALL FINESSE find revenge?  Some say a warrior is 
judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a 
sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARI CANE 4333               17  18  0    84       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUTCRACKER 4380              16   2  1   171       ALL FINESSE (384)
-TEDIOUS TED 4133             21  11  2   102       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-NOBGOBLIN 4400               10   6  1   100       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348            13  15  2    75       JINDA-BAN (198)
 KORRIBIE 4317                15  24  0    69       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBBA 4229                    4   1  0    66       COLD SWEATS (378)
-SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451         6   2  0    61       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455          6   0  1    60       EAGLES CLAW (47)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUI GENERIS 4444              6   3  0    50       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOOD HEARTED 4388             3   0  0    31       EDIBLE AUTOPSY (391)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 4   5  0    28       JINDA-BAN (198)
-SLICK RICK 4468               2   0  0    26       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 DINGIL BILL 4428              5  10  0    25       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMU 4105                    5   1  0    24       THE WATCHMEN (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMOROUS ANDY 4464             2   0  0    22       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-GRAVES 4107                   1   0  1    20       THE WATCHMEN (363)
-FEROCIOUS FRED 4470           1   0  0    20       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            2   0  0    19       SANDS OF TIME (371)
-BROTHER JOHN 4106             2   2  0    18       THE WATCHMEN (363)
 RETORT 4472                   1   1  0    13       ALL FINESSE (384)
-DULL ROB 4466                 0   1  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 HYPER BOY 4467                1   2  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-ANGEL 4104                    1   0  0     6       THE WATCHMEN (363)
-PICKETTE 4108                 1   2  0     5       THE WATCHMEN (363)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JAMMER 4452            5  5 0 ALL FINESSE 384       CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     442         
JOHN THE BAPTIST 4469  0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 400     WURM KIN 27           442 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nutcracker -- Does this mean I'm a nut? -- Korribie
P.S.  Do I get to choose?  I think maybe I'll be...an almond.

Nobgoblin -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we done this before?  Small arena
syndrome, no doubt. -- Hari Cane

The Khalhums Dwarf is a rude, hairy fellow, and I dislike him intensely even though
he IS a good teacher. -- Clock O'Dial

Jammer -- What do you jam?  Is it that you have a fondness for strawberry jam, or for
impromptu music, or what? -- Dingil Bill

Mordant Deserter is easy.  I was able to get him under my wheels in seconds.  No
dodging ability. -- Runabout

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOHN THE BAPTIST was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HARI CANE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KORRIBIE was demolished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
CLOCK O'DIAL butchered JAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SUI GENERIS demolished DINGIL BILL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RUNABOUT vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
HYPER BOY was narrowly defeated by RETORT in a popular 4 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 442 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SUI GENERIS 4444            6   3  0   50 ALL FINESSE (384)
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 HYPER BOY 4467.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUNABOUT 4458, HARI 
CANE 4333, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, SUI GENERIS 4444, RETORT 4472, KORRIBIE 4317, JOHN THE 
BAPTIST 4469, JAMMER 4452, DINGIL BILL 4428, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DINGIL BILL 4428.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAMMER 4452, JOHN THE BAPTIST 4469, KORRIBIE 4317, RETORT 4472, 
SUI GENERIS 4444, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, HARI CANE 4333, RUNABOUT 4458, HYPER BOY 4467, 
and  0.