DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2003    Duedate: 07/04/2003

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-410

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COOKIE SNORT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-3954) [15-8-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOKIE SNORT                   YANKEE DAN
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-3954) [15-8-0,102]         (42-4019) [3-2-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COOKIE SNORT                   OSTMAN
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-3954) [15-8-0,102]         (42-4034) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (94)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        32
2. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   18      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       15      Unchartered Team
4. DELVERS (154)                1
5. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)           0      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)     199 147 15 57.5   1/ 4 DELVERS (154)             9  6 0
 2- 2 STRANGER BREW (117)      284 284 14 50.0   2/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 0
 3/ 5*CLOWNING AROUND (354)      5   6  0 45.5   3- 3 STRANGER BREW (117)       6  4 0
 4- 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       110 135  7 44.9   4- 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        6  4 0
 5/ 4 DELVERS (154)            281 393  5 41.7   5/ 5*CLOWNING AROUND (354)     3  4 0
 6/ 0*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)   1   4  0 20.0   6/ 0*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  1  4 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 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 476): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 471): BURNT OCHER of CRAYOLA KILLERS (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 475): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 472): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 467): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 458): TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 457): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 409): RUBBER BUMPER of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 357): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 307): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): CADELL of THE OCTAVIANS (Big Red, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 350): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 476): THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 471): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 475): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 472): DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 467): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 458): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 457): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 409): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 357): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 307): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 350): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
               (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): PREACHER of THRILLZ & KILLZ (DeGotti, mgr.)
                           LEBEAU of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
                           WARHOL of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
                           JESUS CHRYSLER of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): NUMBERED WON of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            BUBBLES of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): BOTTINEAU of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
                          ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                  (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): TAILIDA DAWNRAIN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Draxus, were you asleep at the switch, or what IS your problem?  How could you
let the Bumper take the throne?  It has no idea what to DO with a throne, you know.

                                        Harby

P.S.  Draxus, I have warriors in Darkholm.  Most aren't fighting, because it would be
pointless, but Tolais Deepheart is one of mine.  Or I suppose I could check the lists
and find some "foundation spot competitors" to run in.  I'll look into it.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week DELVERS went 3-2-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  SNAPPY GEORGE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested SUSHEE SU and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, SNAPPY GEORGE put down SUSHEE SU, causing her to lose 8 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of COOKIE 
SNORT, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RODEKI.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  COLOR ME SUAVE is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding COLOR ME SUAVE.  Indeed it was CLOWNING AROUND.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after SNAPPY GEORGE.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RODEKI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE SNORT 3954            15   8  0   102       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER BUMPER 3903           17  19  0    91       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUDDING PARADE 3902          11   1  0    88       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980          8   3  0    81       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STERLING 3950                12   8  3    71       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BACKSTREET BRAWLER 3602       5   4  1    63       STRANGER BREW (117)
-GATE WITCH 3953              11   4  0    58       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAZY DAZE 3147               6   4  0    56       STRANGER BREW (117)
-PROBLEMATIC 3928             13  13  0    52       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-SPIKE MARTINI 3601            6   3  0    35       STRANGER BREW (117)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STORMY DAYZE 3115             6   4  0    32       STRANGER BREW (117)
 SNAPPY GEORGE 4015            4   2  0    31       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-WILLA VANILLA 3991            4   3  0    28       STRANGER BREW (117)
 JOHN ROSE 3985                6   5  0    27       DELVERS (154)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984            7   4  0    25       DELVERS (154)
 YANKEE DAN 4019               3   2  0    24       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EL RIPPOFF 3992               5   4  0    23       DELVERS (154)
 SUSHEE SU 3983                3   8  0    17       DELVERS (154)
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024            2   1  0    12       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 OSTMAN 4034                   1   0  0    11       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 RONALD MCDONALD 4017          1   0  0    10       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 BOZO 4016                     1   4  0     7       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 SOUFFLE GUFFAW 4023           1   2  0     5       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 GITH 4033                     0   1  0     1       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 SOUPLE 4030                   0   1  0     1       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 CAPTAIN 4031                  0   1  0     1       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

'-' 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 REVENGED
MEAT 4032              0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  356 SHEWISH GIANT 21      410 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shpike Martini -- Real tashty. -- Ann Artishoke

Stormy Dayze -- Hey, it's all YOUR fault!  I don't LIKE thunder and stuff.  It upsets
the delicate balance of my concentration. -- El Rippoff

Souffle Guffaw -- When I saw--and heard--your name, I laughed.  Then I made sure your
souffle fell, if it's souffles that fall.  Anyway, YOU did. -- Sushee Su

Bozo -- I have to take an opponent seriously to lose.  I could hardly take someone
with your name seriously! -- John Rose

Flagg -- If your personals are handwritten, then my guess would be that Our Typist
filed 'em to do on the right day but forgot to note the different arena numbers, what
with Chimlevtal running the same day as Rodeki. -- Harby

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RUBBER BUMPER was viciously subdued by COOKIE SNORT in a 2 minute Title battle.
PUDDING PARADE slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 6 minute brawl.
SUSHEE SU was overpowered by SNAPPY GEORGE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JOHN ROSE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EL RIPPOFF bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute match.
ANN ARTICHOKE bested SOUFFLE GUFFAW in a 3 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
BOZO was viciously subdued by OSTMAN in a action packed 4 minute gory beginner's duel.
FUZZY BUZZCUT unbelievably bested SOUPLE in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
YANKEE DAN overpowered GITH in a popular 8 minute one-sided melee.
CAPTAIN was demolished by RONALD MCDONALD 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  18 -  0      42  |

Turn 410 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      3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COOKIE SNORT 3954          15   8  0  102 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      PUDDING PARADE 3902        11   1  0   88 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COOKIE SNORT 3954.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OSTMAN 4034.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUDDING PARADE 3902, 
COOKIE SNORT 3954, GITH 4033, SOUPLE 4030, ANN ARTICHOKE 3984, FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024, 
RUBBER BUMPER 3903, SNAPPY GEORGE 4015, JOHN ROSE 3985, and EL RIPPOFF 3992.

The least popular fighter this week was YANKEE DAN 4019.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOZO 4016, SOUFFLE GUFFAW 4023, SUSHEE SU 3983, RONALD MCDONALD 4017, 
CAPTAIN 4031, MEAT 4032, EL RIPPOFF 3992, JOHN ROSE 3985, SNAPPY GEORGE 4015, and 
RUBBER BUMPER 3903.