DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2004    Duedate: 04/29/2004

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-438

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUSAN STO HELIT
THE DISC (411)
(40-4013) [11-6-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUSAN STO HELIT                POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DISC (411)                 
(40-4013) [11-6-0,132]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIANNA                         ARNIE EL SHEW
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3914) [26-17-1,96]         (40-3930) [7-27-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)       24
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       18      THE DISC (411)
3. THE DISC (411)              17      Unchartered Team
4. THAT 80'S METAL (394)       12
5. SUNNYLAND (382)             10       (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE DISC (411)            48  35  2 57.8   1/ 1 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    374 287 18 56.6   2/ 2 THE DISC (411)            9  5 0
 3/ 3 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     90  71  1 55.9   3/ 4 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     4  5 0
 4/ 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           32  32  2 50.0   4/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4 11 1
 5/ 6 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    312 480 10 39.4   5/ 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           2  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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     Conversation in the Bulldog Inn stopped as the ground shifted slightly
underfoot, then resumed.  A little faster, a little more shrill.  There had been a
lot of earth tremors lately, and in one way, people were getting used to them.
Nobody rushed outside in alarm.  Nobody talked about moving to some other area.
There was a betting pool on when the next tremor would occur.
     But in another way, they weren't getting used to them at all.  Earthquakes in
Aruak City were WRONG.  In Seam, okay, if they were mild and didn't happen very often
(although lately they had been frequent and devastating).  You expected strange earth
movements in Seam, because of the hot springs.  Hot springs meant things like that
might happen.  But not HERE.
     "It's because of Krael rising," explained Thermodynamics, a gladiator from Point
passing through the city.  "The balances are disturbed.  You see, Krael came from the
bottom of the Trier, which is very cold.  Therefore, some place else has to become
very hot to balance it."  He paused and frowned.  "Or maybe some other place has to
sink, a down to balance the new up, so to speak."
     Adeolar, listening to him, sighed with exasperation.  "It isn't that," she
muttered.  "Oh, maybe the bit about some other area sinking to balance the rising of
Krael--I've got people watching for that, all along the coast.  But the 'hot and
cold' business--"
     "Let him talk," Kennelworth said, gauging the mood of the crowd.  "It's an
explanation people can accept, and they'll feel less alarmed by it.  We don't want a
riot, and there's nothing they can do about things right now, so...?"  He looked back
at the flame-haired manager.  "There isn't anything, is there?"
     Adie grimaced.  "I don't know.  I don't think stopping Khaldren in Zorpunt will
be enough to stop what's happening, now.  The spell he started has taken on a life of
its own.  I'm trying to discover a counterspell--that won't make things worse in some
other way!  But until then, just...treat the symptoms.  Fight the monsters, help the
people displaced," she shrugged, "the obvious things.  And keep arena deaths down,
because the blood feeds the spell."  She began to twist a lock of hair around her
finger, tugging on it thoughtfully.  "I've been thinking about a counterspell.  The
original magic came from Krael, however it got to the present.  Maybe the
counterspell can be found there."
     "Searching Krael for the spell that would sink it again will be dangerous," the
old innkeeper and manager warned.  "The reports say that there are people there who
are ready to defend it."
     "That's what gladiators are for, isn't it?" Adie asked.  "Protecting Alastari.
Stopping this spell that is bringing the past to life falls under that heading."

Iaye:

     Great Dane looked over the improvised barricade that divided the island of Iaye
from the risen city of Krael and whistled.  "You said they were regular people," he
commented, scanning the muddy approach.  "Those are, I guess they're zombies."
     Goff shrugged.  "I guess the regular people I saw when the city first rose were
wizards, at least some of them.  And there must have been plenty of dead around for
them to turn into zombies.  Damn.  How do you kill something that's already dead?"
     Great Dane glanced back at the people straggling toward the barricade from
Iaye's side.  "That isn't going to be our first problem.  The first one is, how do we
get our defenders to stand fast against them?  Those are fishermen, farmers,
shopkeepers.  You think they're going to fight zombies?"
     "Gladiators, too," Goff protested.
     "Not enough, if the wizard in charge of those zombies knows anything about
battle."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 486): B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 486): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 479): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 475): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 475): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 476): WOOLLY LOCO of POISONOUS PUGILISTS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 486): MORAL FIBER (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 486): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 479): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 475): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 475): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 476): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 471): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): LOCK-OUT (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): CONNOR MACLEOD of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 486): BLACK HEART SEEKER of CEASE TO EXIST (Sceptre, mgr.)
                          10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 474): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 475): LANCE of POWER AND FATE (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         HELL'S WHISPER of PERFECT HARMONY (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          JOPHAN of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 423): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): WINKER X of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
              (turn 334): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                 (turn 143): PIYA of THAI INQUISITION (LHI, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well now, isn't this a pleasant surprise.  The Commish seems to think I'm ready for
the big time.  Time to have a fire sale on me sausages!  Mustard extra, inna bun!

My stats, 13/9/9/17/15/10/11.  They say I like the longsword.  Jophan, see ya on the
boat!

CMOT Dibbler

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZENSU!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, KROKUS fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 15 points and 
contributed to THAT 80'S METAL's 1-2-0.  TWO FLOWER has lost to DUCKY LUCKY, falling 
9 points, while helping make THE DISC a 3-2-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was 
between CRAZY LOON and our Duelmaster CMOT DIBBLER, making a TV challenge.  Defending 
his title for another turn, CMOT DIBBLER kept WIMPS MOST FOWL's warrior, CRAZY LOON, 
from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  THE DISC has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ZENSU's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided THE DISC stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WIMPS MOST 
FOWL.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that ARNIE EL SHEW from 
BEYOND THE PALE was ZENSU's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZENSU and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSAN STO HELIT 4013         11   6  0   132       THE DISC (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIANNA 3914                  26  17  1    96       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DANZIG 3954                  15   6  0    92       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 TERIS 3895                   20  30  1    91       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 JIMMY CRICKET 3744           12  13  0    91       SUNNYLAND (382)
 CRAZY LOON 3961              11  10  2    91       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOOTER 3985                 12   7  0    60       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 TURKEY LURKEY 4003           12   5  0    57       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            7  27  1    49       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 OLD BIDDY 4035               11   3  0    45       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 DUCKY LUCKY 4048              6   4  0    42       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
 TWO FLOWER 4068               4   2  0    31       THE DISC (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069           3   3  1    17       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 KROKUS 4084                   1   0  0    15       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 NOBBY 4081                    2   0  0    13       THE DISC (411)
 MOTLEY CRUE 4075              1   4  0     7       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
-IRON MAIDEN 3872              1   4  0     7       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 SEAMSTRESS 4083               0   2  0     2       THE DISC (411)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
INEPT ASSASSIN 4080    1  1 0 THE DISC 411          BLONDE GRENADE 4069   436 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blonde Grenade -- Oh ho!  Most amusing....  Not bombshell. -- Two Flower

Sianna -- How did you survive so many fights, if that almost killed you? -- Susan

Motley Crue -- Humph, I should have to work a whole crew my first day. -- Seamstress

Teris -- I thought I could rape you for some skills.  I was wrong, but I may try
again. -- Crazy Loon

Jimmy Cricket -- I just love you guys who come in once in a while to prep for a
tournament and beat the pants off of me.  Thanks a lot. -- Scooter

Arnie -- I just couldn't resist.  Thanks for the three skills. -- Turkey Lurkey

All -- You will be pleased to know that the Wimps went 0-2 against the NPCs this
turn. -- Wimpy

Two Flower -- You're sort of cute, you know?  But too interested in my, ahem, chest.
You have to ASK first. -- Blonde Grenade

Cmot Dibbler -- Yes, well, I guess I didn't really want to be Duelmaster anyway. --
Jophan
P.S.  I don't know what was in that sausage thingy you gave me, but the doctors in
the Infirmary say it was why I took so long getting well.  So no more sausages for
me, okay?
P.P.S.  Odd that I should graduate as a result of that loss.  It must be the two
political points that put me over the line.  Not that I mind!
P.P.P.S.  ST  17-10-13-9-17-9-9  MS very low/low, decise tactic.  I'm bound for
retirement.  And high time.  With my high charisma and sociability, I believe I'll
open a restaurant, or maybe go into politics.  One or the other.

Susan Sto Helit -- No time wasted on that one.  Ouch. -- Sianna

Crazy Loon -- I am NOT yours!  That's impossible.  You're a golem, and since you're
also a fowl, that must mean a decoy, right?  And I'm a human.  We just don't GO
together. -- Teris

Turkey Lurkey -- And that appears to be an oh-fer turn for us.  Leeta's annoyed,
Graciela's annoyed, my teammates are annoyed....  Since when was it MY job to get the
saving win? -- Arnie El Shew, the put-upon
P.S.  Any time.

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

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

CMOT DIBBLER devastated CRAZY LOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TURKEY LURKEY won victory over ARNIE EL SHEW in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
DUCKY LUCKY subdued TWO FLOWER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DANZIG was viciously subdued by JOPHAN in a popular 6 minute gory master's brawl.
SIANNA was subdued by SUSAN STO HELIT in a 1 minute master's Title competition.
JIMMY CRICKET won victory over TERIS in a 1 minute master's fight.
OLD BIDDY outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a unpopular 15 minute brawl.
SCOOTER overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLONDE GRENADE won victory over SEAMSTRESS in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
MOTLEY CRUE was defeated by NOBBY in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
KROKUS defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  38 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 438 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SUSAN STO HELIT 4013       11   6  0  132 THE DISC (411)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIANNA 3914                26  17  1   96 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      DANZIG 3954                15   6  0   92 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRAZY LOON 3961            11  10  2   91 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
WALL OF STEEL    DUCKY LUCKY 4048            6   4  0   42 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIANNA 3914.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ARNIE EL SHEW 3930.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE GRENADE 4069, 
TWO FLOWER 4068, DANZIG 3954, SUSAN STO HELIT 4013, SCOOTER 3985, TURKEY LURKEY 4003, 
DUCKY LUCKY 4048, JIMMY CRICKET 3744, SEAMSTRESS 4083, and MOTLEY CRUE 4075.

The least popular fighter this week was OLD BIDDY 4035.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KROKUS 4084, SIANNA 3914, CRAZY LOON 3961, TERIS 3895, NOBBY 4081, 
MOTLEY CRUE 4075, SEAMSTRESS 4083, JIMMY CRICKET 3744, DUCKY LUCKY 4048, and TURKEY 
LURKEY 4003.

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

JOPHAN (40-3846) BEYOND THE PALE (337)
CMOT DIBBLER (40-4011) THE DISC (411)