DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2003    Duedate: 05/23/2003

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-407

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COOKIE SNORT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-3954) [13-7-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOKIE SNORT                   YANKEE DAN
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-3954) [13-7-0,100]         (42-4019) [1-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GATE WITCH                     BACKSTREET BRAWLER
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             STRANGER BREW (117)
(42-3952) [9-8-1,39]           (42-3602) [4-3-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        42
2. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       31      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. ATHENS (336)                 0      Unchartered Team
4. STRANGER BREW (117)         -3
5. DELVERS (154)               -9      CLOWNING AROUND (354)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     190 141 15 57.4   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     12  2 0
 2- 2*ATHENS (336)               6   5  0 54.5   2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        9  6 1
 3/ 6*CLOWNING AROUND (354)      2   2  0 50.0   3/ 4 STRANGER BREW (117)       8  7 0
 4/ 3 STRANGER BREW (117)      278 280 14 49.8   4/ 3 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 5/ 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       104 131  7 44.3   5- 5*ATHENS (336)              2  1 0
 6/ 5 DELVERS (154)            272 387  5 41.3   6/ 6*CLOWNING AROUND (354)     2  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 468): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): LHI of SUPERIOR DOA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ONE MAN ARMY of ROOKIE ARMADA from CIMMERIAC (Doc
                             Steele, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ROOKIE ARMADA, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 468): NEWKIRK of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 463): QUID PRO QUO of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 418): FOREVER MAN of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                              TAMRISSA of BLENDING ENTHRONED (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 353): F-BLACKSHADOW of F-LLOD BLADES (
                             SACRIFICE of MIGHTY MORALS (
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 303): KERMIT of THE MUPPETS (Jim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Rodeki --

Sorry about not stepping up to the microphone before, but I've never been too vocal.
When your karaoke machine can't play more than pig parts, it's a little hard to sing
along.  But as they're kicking me out of Rodeki after next turn, I thought I'd yab a
moment.

Constance, why'd you have to go and do that to Virtual Suave Again?  Sure, blame the
infirmary.  Little newsflash for you: he'd never have gone to the infirmary if you
didn't stab him first.  Some people have no manners at all.  I don't know who Suave's
sending after you or how many turns he can try to hunt you down.  I guess it depends
on if you get the throne this turn.  Speaking of which, how many turns has a Color Me
Suave warrior held this post consecutively?  I seem to remember a turn when we tied
ourselves and left the seat empty.  Other than that, how long's it been since anyone
else has sat up here?  Harby?  Any ideas?

-- Pork Chop Jukebox

Now I'm down to five styles to graduate from this team.  Would've been four if not
for Flagg's Foible.  Guess who's stable is soon to be filled with bashers?  Nuts.

Flagg, you asked how I ran VMA a long time ago.  6-3-6 open, 6's in desperation.  He
seemed to like it.  I'd have liked it more if he learned more than 31 skills in 40
fights.  That's what, 0.75/fight?  Seems a little low for a 13 WT.  Ah well.  He
ain't coming back anytime soon.  Guess I'll have to revirtualize myself AGAIN.  Nuts.

-- Suave

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for DRAXUS BREMOORE, 
who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing M. CHARDINEE like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
ANN ARTICHOKE was beat by GATE WITCH and drops 11 points.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was RODEKI's KHALHUMS DWARF, who was turned 
away from the Duelmastership by PORK CHOP JUKEBOX.  Can you believe they are paying 
me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that COLOR ME SUAVE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of COLOR ME SUAVE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch STRANGER BREW's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from COLOR ME SUAVE.  And who is this RUBBER BUMPER you ask, 
with 64 points and a 15-18-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Was it guts or an 
overtaxed mental capacity that had YANKEE DAN challenge up 30 points in the rankings 
to take on SPIKE MARTINI?  To the crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', SPIKE 
MARTINI was taken out by the lower-ranked YANKEE DAN.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark 
Arena?).   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to PUDDING PARADE for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding STERLING a bit of dirt).  Knowing when to use 
the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to 
Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RODEKI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it 
(boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE SNORT 3954            13   7  0   100       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980          7   2  0    82       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-ACROPOLIS 3794                6   2  0    76       ATHENS (336)
 STERLING 3950                11   7  3    70       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUDDING PARADE 3902           8   1  0    66       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RUBBER BUMPER 3903           15  18  0    64       DELVERS (154)
 CRAZY DAZE 3147               6   2  0    60       STRANGER BREW (117)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKSTREET BRAWLER 3602       4   3  1    53       STRANGER BREW (117)
 PROBLEMATIC 3928             12  12  0    49       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 GATE WITCH 3953               9   4  0    44       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 GATE WITCH 3952               9   8  1    39       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMY DAYZE 3115             5   3  0    30       STRANGER BREW (117)
 SNAPPY GEORGE 4015            3   0  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 JOHN ROSE 3985                4   4  0    24       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984            5   3  0    22       DELVERS (154)
 YANKEE DAN 4019               1   1  0    22       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 SPIKE MARTINI 3601            4   3  0    15       STRANGER BREW (117)
 EL RIPPOFF 3992               3   3  0    12       DELVERS (154)
 SUSHEE SU 3983                2   6  0    12       DELVERS (154)
 BOZO 4016                     1   1  0    11       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 WILLA VANILLA 3991            2   3  0     9       STRANGER BREW (117)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VIRTUAL ME AGAIN 3878 20 20 2 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    STERLING 3950         406 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

John Rose -- Tsk, tsk.  Perhaps the Arenamaster was just bored with your performance?
-- Gate Witch 3953

Stranger -- Welcome back!  Hey, do you still have your old fights?  I'm trying to
find anyone with copies vs. my old stable, Flagg 16, or the original cronies of my
current stable. -- Flagg

Acropolis -- Did you TV or TC the FtF?  I'd look on the net, but I'm sans home
computer for now. -- Flagg

Suave -- Ya know, I'm trying my darndest to break your stranglehold on the top spot.
-- Flagg

Harby -- That's the one.  I'll be running Flagg's Finest, a really fine crew of
warriors.  Almost too good for me, almost. -- Flagg
P.S.  Oh yeah, I care.

Sushee Su -- I'm sorry, it was me. -- Draxus

VMA -- You need to keep losing; kinda like the way The Wicker King is losing in
Darkholm.  We all liked you better when you were a loser.  Made me wanna give ya a
hug. -- Flagg

     With an offer like that, how can he refuse? -- Temp Ed.

All -- Check out my new title! -- Flagg, Quartermaster General of the Crimson
Ascension Alliance
P.S.  First time I've ever been in an alliance.

Backstreet Brawler -- Now isn't that embarrassing. -- Problematic
P.S.  You had no business learning that many skills with your wit.  I feel dirty.

Harby -- Sorry!  I thought my personals from turn 404 were going to show up on turn
405.  Hmmm...this is turn 406 now, right? -- Flagg

     For some peculiar reason, they ended up in Chimlevtal four weeks ago.  Life is 
     very strange, and Hal is stranger. -- Temp Ed.

Stormy Daze -- (giggle)   Can I make you hurt again? -- Problematic

Spike Martini -- No, there's only one of us...er, me.  You're just seeing double!
Hee hee.... -- Gate Witch Sisters

Cookie Snort -- Well that was interesting.  Maybe I actually fight better when Flagg
does pay attention!  Probably just got lucky. -- Sterling

Bumper -- (pouting) Could you have at least dropped a weapon? -- Draxus

All -- My tourney went like this:  13 warriors, 31-39-1, two deaths and best record
at 7-3, Doone (my best in ADM) died at 3-2.  I actually thought before hand he would
TV.  I even had a small glint of hope that he would TC. -- Flagg
P.S.  Next tourney he should be my first eligibles class fighter.

Flagg -- Found some of your personals from two turns back, I guess, in Chimlevtal.  I
don't remember what we were talking about that long ago, but I probably agree with
you on about half of it. -- Harby

Draxus Bremoore -- It's amazing the variations I can put on your name simply by not
wearing my glasses.  But I didn't need my glasses to see the masterful way you
bounced off the Bumper and came back to attack again.  Well done. -- Harby
P.S.  Ignore the furious cries of derision from the crowd.  What do they know?

Shpike Martini -- (reeling a little)  That wash good shtuff. -- Shushee Shu

Willa Vanilla -- You're much too wholesome for the arena, dear.  Not even French
vanilla.... -- Ann Artichoke
P.S.  Artichokes are subtle.

These Cult Members are dangerous.  They should be suppressed. -- John Rose

Yankee Dan -- Nobody told me I was going to have to fight for thirteen minutes!
That's a ripoff! -- El Rippoff
P.S.  Or maybe it's an imposition, these fine distinctions sometimes escape me.

Harby -- Honestly!  I have been writing personal ads for 3 of the last 4 turns!
Hmmmmm...wonder if that's a hint from the editors that my handwriting is too sloppy.
-- Flagg

Ghost of VMA -- My only consolation is that you died in the infirmary. -- Sterling

Stranger -- You are humbling me, my friend. -- Flagg

Suave -- Just as long as I can avoid Ivy's Acropolis, I should be gunning for your
awards, that you've been hoarding! -- Flagg

Pudding Parade -- Slug?  You call me a slug?  One should not throw stones while
living in a glass house. -- Stormy Dayze

Gate Witch -- Short and sweet.  Just the way I like it. -- Crazy Dayze

Sushee Su -- I shurtainly hope you were not too badly injured, shweetie. -- Spike
Martini

Gate Witch (the other) -- How did you like my smooth moves? -- Backstreet Brawler

Ann Artichoke -- We meet again.  And I still learn from you.  Thank you so much. --
Willa Vanilla

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUDDING PARADE bested STERLING in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
CRAZY DAZE bested PROBLEMATIC in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
BACKSTREET BRAWLER was unbelievably bested by RUBBER BUMPER in a 4 minute match.
GATE WITCH devastated ANN ARTICHOKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
YANKEE DAN luckily beat SPIKE MARTINI in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
SNAPPY GEORGE overpowered EL RIPPOFF in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PORK CHOP JUKEBOX handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
COOKIE SNORT vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
DRAXUS BREMOORE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GATE WITCH defeated JOHN ROSE in a action packed 1 minute gory match.
SUSHEE SU was overpowered by STORMY DAYZE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WILLA VANILLA was unbelievably bested by BOZO in a 3 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  0      35  |

Turn 407 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COOKIE SNORT 3954          13   7  0  100 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980        7   2  0   82 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
LUNGING ATTACK   STERLING 3950              11   7  3   70 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
TOTAL PARRY      PUDDING PARADE 3902         8   1  0   66 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      GATE WITCH 3953             9   4  0   44 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GATE WITCH 3952.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BACKSTREET BRAWLER 3602.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIKE MARTINI 
3601, GATE WITCH 3952, WILLA VANILLA 3991, PUDDING PARADE 3902, CRAZY DAZE 3147, 
SNAPPY GEORGE 4015, COOKIE SNORT 3954, DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980, STERLING 3950, and GATE 
WITCH 3953.

The least popular fighter this week was EL RIPPOFF 3992.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOZO 4016, SUSHEE SU 3983, JOHN ROSE 3985, YANKEE DAN 4019, ANN 
ARTICHOKE 3984, RUBBER BUMPER 3903, PROBLEMATIC 3928, STORMY DAYZE 3115, GATE WITCH 
3953, and STERLING 3950.

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

PORK CHOP JUKEBOX (42-3943) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)