DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2004    Duedate: 05/12/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-446

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UHLEK
DARK TOADS (379)
(38-4234) [12-5-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UHLEK                          WOLF
DARK TOADS (379)               WILD THINGS (395)
(38-4234) [12-5-1,103]         (38-4422) [3-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORRIBIE                       BOB, ETERNAL,
JINDA-BAN (198)                SANDS OF TIME (371)
(38-4317) [18-25-1,83]         (38-4460) [3-0-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILD THINGS (395)           48
2. SANDS OF TIME (371)         12      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. DENNY'S BKFAST (367)        11      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (379)            10
5. BARHOPPERS (377)             0      WILD THINGS (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BARHOPPERS (377)           3   1  0 75.0   1/ 3*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      8  7 0
 2/ 3*WILD THINGS (395)          7   4  0 63.6   2/ 4*WILD THINGS (395)         7  4 0
 3/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)        106  80  4 57.0   3/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)         7  5 0
 4/ 0 DARK TOADS (379)          36  37  2 49.3   4/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 1
 5/ 0 SANDS OF TIME (371)       31  34  0 47.7   5/ 0 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 6/ 4*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)       9  11  0 45.0   6- 5*BARHOPPERS (377)          1  0 0
 7/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          271 354  7 43.4   7/ 0 DARK TOADS (379)          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 494): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 495): HUSBAND of DIFFERENT HATS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 494): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 490): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 454): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 380): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 373): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 494): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 495): CLASSIC BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 494): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 490): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 454): THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 445): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 380): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): COLOUR GUARDS (Captain Crayola, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 330): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 373): BLACK PRIMER (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 479): KITTY CHOWDER of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                  (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
                   (turn 329): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hari Cane, congratulations on your invite.  I am happy you got your wish, not 
having to fight a stand-in.  Hope you fare better on the Isle--at least you won't see 
me for a while!

     I was pleased to discover the secrets the Commission revealed to me as well, by 
far the best of the ABs my manager has graduated in the past.  Should be fun 
exploring how I do while using their "suggestions".  I think I've done all right for 
a guy with limited mental capacity.

Good luck to you all,

Nutcracker

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out CLIFFHOME to 
see what's new.  Like, JINDA-BAN had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by DENNY'S BKFAST!  Way to go DENNY'S BKFAST!  What was the name of that team 
who got 3-0-0 this turn for a total 7-4-0 you ask?  (Sure)  WILD THINGS' their name, 
and fighting's their game!  MVP award for WOLF?  WILD THINGS' proud of him after 
beating RUNABOUT and getting 24 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  RUNABOUT's 
match with WOLF cost her a loss of 22 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop 
just cause she's Number One!  SPYMASTER knows this.  He was Dark Arena Challenged by 
the Duelmaster.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as SPYMASTER killed the 
Duelmaster, NUTCRACKER, leaving ALL FINESSE in mourning.  UHLEK gets to be new 
Duelmaster.  But doesn't this mean people might try to kill him, too?  Who was the 
wiseguy that said CLIFFHOME's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Choking Ogre?  
Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  Like, is FREEDOM TOAST popular, or what?  She was challenged the 
most in all of CLIFFHOME!  She's got a 1-2-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All CLIFFHOME ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UHLEK 4234                   12   5  1   103       DARK TOADS (379)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOBGOBLIN 4400               11   6  1   102       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  25  1    83       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348            14  18  2    75       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428              8  11  0    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SUI GENERIS 4444              8   5  0    52       ALL FINESSE (384)
 WOLF 4422                     3   0  0    52       WILD THINGS (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                 6   7  0    31       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            3   0  0    31       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 LION 4420                     3   0  0    29       WILD THINGS (395)
 JILESNASPEEDO 4146            3   1  0    28       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOGUN 4225                   2   1  0    25       BARHOPPERS (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE 4419                    1   2  0    20       WILD THINGS (395)
 RETORT 4472                   3   3  0    18       ALL FINESSE (384)
 VEGGIELETTE 4149              1   3  0    18       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 SLIM SLAM 4481                2   1  0    17       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-CEMENT MIXER 4223             1   0  0    15       BARHOPPERS (377)
 FREEDOM TOAST 4482            1   2  0     9       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 DELICIOUS 4480                2   1  0     7       ALL FINESSE (384)
 ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            2   1  0     7       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-HUMAN 4322                    1   1  0     7       DARK TOADS (379)
-CROCODILE 4418                0   2  0     3       WILD THINGS (395)
 HARANDUR 4484                 0   1  0     1       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NUTCRACKER 4380       18  3 1 ALL FINESSE 384       SPYMASTER 22          446 NONE    
JAMMER 4452            5  5 0 ALL FINESSE 384       CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     442 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wild Things -- Hmm, well I guess it's not for everyone.
P.S.  You won't mind if I tell Maurice how to find you, will you?

Assur -- It's hard to avoid me considering we're the only ones at this level.  Wonder 
where everyone else went? -- T'loi

And the first casualty is Crocodile.  13-3-9-17-15-12-15 B.  Nothing terrible about 
him, but nothing exciting, either.  The normal damage could be fixed, but there is 
moree that needs to be fixed before I run him any further.  Hmmmm... on second 
thought, I just don't see how a Crocodile bite could ever do 'normal' damage -- 
Assur, the jaded...

Wolf -- Better hope you keep getting free fights!  I see no reason to pay for you.  
But for free, you can stick around. -- Assur, who is just plain sick of bashers with 
bad favorite learns...

So I have a Lion and a Snake left to try to prove themselves to me.

T'loi -- I think you've already overstepped the bounds of good taste!  The price may 
be right, but somhow, when I leave, I just don't feel satisfied.  And if I had to 
endure Jilesnaspeedo while I was eating? -- Assur, a Grand Slam kind of guy.

Clock O'Dial -- I'm not after your head, just experimenting with my strategies. -- 
Sui Generis

Dingil Bill -- Ditto. -- Sui Generis

Assur -- Nice to see you in this neck of the woods.  Hope your boys turn out well 
enough to convince you to stay a while. -- Mannequin

T'loi -- I'm not one of the more vocal managers, but I will write an ad or column now 
and again.  Especially if it will help people such as yourself stay rather than move 
along to another arena.  I won't toss you easy wins though! :) -- Mannequin

Sui Generis -- Well, at least there aren't going to be TWENTY of you.  Gods, I hate 
losing to a woman! -- Clock O'Dial, losing his cool as well as his fight

Nutcracker -- Well done! -- Hari Cane
P.S.  Are you actually GOING to the Isle?  I plan on staying here and enjoying the 
fruits of my labot.

Kung-Fu Master?  He's a little twerp with too many hands. -- Korribie the Disgruntled

Well, if the Userous Merchant INSISTS on crossing against the lights, what else could 
I do but sideswipe him? -- Runabout

And she softened him up for me, which is always helpful. -- Dingil Bill

Assur -- If you want to find out whether your warriors are any GOOD, no point in 
challenging US.  Because we aren't. -- Nick, Jinda Ban

T'loi -- It's me, although I generally go by "Nick" in the Delarquan arenas. -- 
Jorja/Nick/Leeta/Li Dan
P.S.  Tassels?  Hmm, sounds interesting....

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NUTCRACKER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUI GENERIS was devastated by CLOCK O'DIAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RETORT overcame ROOTIE TOOTIE in a 4 minute Challenge match.
LION overpowered FREEDOM TOAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
UHLEK devastated KORRIBIE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
NOBGOBLIN bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute brawl.
DINGIL BILL viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. novice fight.
RUNABOUT was overpowered by WOLF in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SNAKE vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOB, ETERNAL, viciously subdued JILESNASPEEDO in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
VEGGIELETTE beat DELICIOUS in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.
SLIM SLAM demolished HARANDUR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 446 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  UHLEK 4234                 12   5  1  103 DARK TOADS (379)
LUNGING ATTACK   NOBGOBLIN 4400             11   6  1  102 ALL FINESSE (384)
AIMED BLOW       SUI GENERIS 4444            8   5  0   52 ALL FINESSE (384)
BASHING ATTACK   WOLF 4422                   3   0  0   52 WILD THINGS (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORRIBIE 4317.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOB, ETERNAL, 4460.  The ten other most popular fighters were DINGIL BILL 4428, 
NOBGOBLIN 4400, RETORT 4472, ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483, LION 4420, UHLEK 4234, WOLF 4422, 
VEGGIELETTE 4149, SLIM SLAM 4481, and CLOCK O'DIAL 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was HARANDUR 4484.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORRIBIE 4317, FREEDOM TOAST 4482, SUI GENERIS 4444, DELICIOUS 4480, 
JILESNASPEEDO 4146, RUNABOUT 4458, SNAKE 4419, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, SLIM SLAM 4481, and 
VEGGIELETTE 4149.

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

CRACK MONKEY (38-4315) THE MASTER CLEANSER (387)

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

NUTCRACKER (38-4380) ALL FINESSE (384)