DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2003    Duedate: 07/18/2003

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-411

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COOKIE SNORT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-3954) [16-8-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOKIE SNORT                   YANKEE DAN
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-3954) [16-8-0,113]         (42-4019) [4-2-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COOKIE SNORT                   COOKIE SNORT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-3954) [16-8-0,113]         (42-3954) [16-8-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (94)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   42
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        21      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)                6      Unchartered Team
4. STRANGER BREW (117)          0
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)     202 149 15 57.5   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)             9  6 0
 2- 2 STRANGER BREW (117)      284 284 14 50.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 0
 3- 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       110 135  7 44.9   3- 3 STRANGER BREW (117)       4  1 0
 4/ 3*CLOWNING AROUND (354)      6   8  0 42.9   4/ 5*CLOWNING AROUND (354)     4  4 0
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            284 395  5 41.8   5/ 6*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  4  6 0
 6/ 6*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)   4   6  0 40.0   6- 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        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 472): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): HAR DI'HAR of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): 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 308): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): 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 308): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
               (turn 473): SCHMEIKEL of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BIG FUN of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 459): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
              (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): 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 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RODEKI games.  ARERIS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MORDANT DESERTER and was awarded 13 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SUSHEE SU put down 
RONALD MCDONALD, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on RUBBER BUMPER as it bore arms 
against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster COOKIE SNORT.  Although RUBBER BUMPER 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious COOKIE 
SNORT.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in RODEKI seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  RODEKI, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is COLOR ME SUAVE, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of CLOWNING AROUND are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after JOHN ROSE.  Watch your back!  I can not but 
mention with disdain the name of SNAPPY GEORGE who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I thought SNAPPY GEORGE showed great 
skill and promise when he overcame EL RIPPOFF.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE SNORT 3954            16   8  0   113       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUDDING PARADE 3902          12   1  0    90       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RUBBER BUMPER 3903           17  20  0    85       DELVERS (154)
-DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980          8   3  0    81       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-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)
 SNAPPY GEORGE 4015            5   2  0    40       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-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)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROSE 3985                7   5  0    29       DELVERS (154)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984            8   4  0    28       DELVERS (154)
-WILLA VANILLA 3991            4   3  0    28       STRANGER BREW (117)
 SUSHEE SU 3983                4   8  0    27       DELVERS (154)
 YANKEE DAN 4019               4   2  0    26       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EL RIPPOFF 3992               5   5  0    20       DELVERS (154)
 GITH 4033                     1   1  0    13       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 SOUPLE 4030                   1   1  0    13       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 ARERIS 4035                   1   0  0    13       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 OSTMAN 4034                   1   1  0    11       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024            2   2  0    10       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BOZO 4016                     1   5  0     8       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 SOUFFLE GUFFAW 4023           1   3  0     6       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RONALD MCDONALD 4017          1   1  0     4       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTAIN 4031           0  2 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  356 BANDIT PRINCE 25      411 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cookie Snort -- It's amazing that you were able to learn so much simply by watching
the Bumper stand around.  Congratulations. -- Harby

Rodeki -- Just so you know, I had to mortgage the team charter to keep it running at
all, and now, because I'm having trouble with the payments, I'm taking on a partner,
Nick, who manages elsewhere in the Federation.  And I've got an idea that being the
one with the big bucks, he's going to be the one with the last word on things
regarding this team, and if the occasion should, however unlikely, arise that the
team gets mentioned in the regional arena news, he'll be the one taking the credit.
-- Harby, Delvers

Snappy George -- Those were very suave moves you had there.  Care to demonstrate...
privately? -- Sushee Su

Beggars, bah. -- John Rose

Mordant Deserter, double bah. -- El Rippoff
P.S.  Rose stole my line.

Souffle Guffaw -- I wasn't really trying to make it a death match.  At least, I
wasn't trying HARD to make it a death match.  I just wanted it to be a DONE match.  I
had a date, and you were DELAYING me. -- Ann Artichoke

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.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPTAIN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COOKIE SNORT devastated RUBBER BUMPER in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
SNAPPY GEORGE overpowered EL RIPPOFF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
OSTMAN was bested by ANN ARTICHOKE in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fight.
FUZZY BUZZCUT slimly lost to YANKEE DAN in a dull 9 minute gory Challenge brawl.
SOUFFLE GUFFAW was devastated by SOUPLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RONALD MCDONALD was handily defeated by SUSHEE SU in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PUDDING PARADE won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute duel.
JOHN ROSE viciously subdued BOZO in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
GITH vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARERIS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 411 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COOKIE SNORT 3954          16   8  0  113 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      PUDDING PARADE 3902        12   1  0   90 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNAPPY GEORGE 4015          5   2  0   40 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 COOKIE SNORT 3954.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHN ROSE 3985, 
SUSHEE SU 3983, PUDDING PARADE 3902, RUBBER BUMPER 3903, SNAPPY GEORGE 4015, OSTMAN 
4034, ANN ARTICHOKE 3984, GITH 4033, SOUPLE 4030, and RONALD MCDONALD 4017.

The least popular fighter this week was YANKEE DAN 4019.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024, SOUFFLE GUFFAW 4023, EL RIPPOFF 3992, CAPTAIN 4031, 
ARERIS 4035, BOZO 4016, RONALD MCDONALD 4017, SOUPLE 4030, GITH 4033, and ANN 
ARTICHOKE 3984.

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

COOKIE SNORT (42-3954) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)