DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/2004    Duedate: 03/03/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-420

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPACE BABOON
KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
(43-4313) [11-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPACE BABOON                   POSITION IS EMPTY
KORGAN CRUSADE (392)           
(43-4313) [11-4-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLINE                        CARLINE
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4266) [17-13-1,77]         (43-4266) [17-13-1,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDS (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        38
2. MEDS (432)                  20      WENSINWASIN (428)
3. WENSINWASIN (428)           13      Unchartered Team
4. WOLF RIDERS (391)            0
5. THE FAMILY (116)            -4      WE FIGHT, EH (135)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 WENSINWASIN (428)         36  17  1 67.9   1/ 2 MEDS (432)                9  2 1
 2/ 1 MEDS (432)                48  28  2 63.2   2/ 1 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         8  6 1
 3/ 2 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     290 186 15 60.9   3/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 4/ 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         99  93  4 51.6   4/ 3 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      6  9 0
 5- 4 WOLF RIDERS (391)         67  72  8 48.2   5/ 0 WENSINWASIN (428)         2  1 0
 6/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         330 408  9 44.7   6- 5 WOLF RIDERS (391)         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

     I returned to my room after the morning's practic to find Jack Wolfspider 
sitting in a chair waiting for me.  He seemed especially gaunt and grim, even for 
him.  He shoved a document into my hand.
     "My signup papers," he said.  "Take them to the commission and put me on the 
team.  I know there are some openings."
     I was dumbfounded.  "Jack, you've been gone a year without a word --now you're 
suddenly back signing on as a gladiator!  What's going on?"
     Jack regarded me with a cold stare.  "I don't WANT to do this, Boz.  I HAVE to.  
Just do it and a please don't ask why."
     Something very bad was happening here.  "There have been a lot of deaths on the 
team lately," I pleaded, "this is not a good time to be a newbie out there.  Besides 
that, you're older than the fighters out there.  You've got experience but they have 
quicker reflexes.  Jack, I don't want to send you to your death!"
     "There are worse things than dying!" he answered, the cold stare intensifying.  
"Believe me, I know."
     Without a further word he stood up, gave me a slight nod and walked away.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): LIFETAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
                (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to WIDOWMAKERS, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the MEDS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for PENICILLEN, who flew up 
14 points in the rankings after mashing FACE BREAKER like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  STILTZ was 
beat by NORPRAMINE and drops 11 points.  It's a proud day for the KORGAN CRUSADE 
stable, as their warrior, SPACE BABOON, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the VEASTIAN arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Congrats to WINTER WITCH for revenging the 
death of hers teammate (but more importantly, feeding RIBSPLITTER a bit of dirt).  
Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh? 
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPACE BABOON 4313            11   4  0   109       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLESHRENDER 1108             18  20  0   104       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-SKYWISE 3868                 17  12  1   101       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 PENICILLEN 4299              15   6  0    97       MEDS (432)
 FACE BREAKER 1099            22  16  0    94       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 PREDNIZONE 4298              10  11  0    93       MEDS (432)
 SILVER BELLE 4269            10   5  0    92       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAYEK 3915                   17  10  0    89       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 LIFETAKER 1520               13  12  1    89       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-CUTTER 3864                  18  11  3    84       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 NORPRAMINE 4296              15   7  2    82       MEDS (432)
 CARLINE 4266                 17  13  1    77       THE FAMILY (116)
 NHAVARL 4222                 15  25  0    77       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                  12  18  0    63       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO COCOCO 4314              8  10  0    57       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DART 3865                    10  19  1    50       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 WINTER WITCH 4283             9  15  0    43       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332         8   6  1    41       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329              6  10  0    37       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330              5   6  1    33       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
 JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363          1   0  0    12       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   2  1     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   3  0     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
 DOLLY DAGGER 4347             1   0  0     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
 PROTOMAS 4344                 0   4  0     4       WENSINWASIN (428)
-TREESTUMP 4357                0   1  0     1       WOLF RIDERS (391)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRAGIC GIANT 4364      0  1 0 KORGAN CRUSADE 392    SHEWISH GIANT 21      420 NONE    
UGLY WITCHMONKEY 4343  4  3 0 KORGAN CRUSADE 392    NORPRAMINE 4296       418         
SKUNNY WUNDY 4353      2  1 0 KORGAN CRUSADE 392    RIBSPLITTER 4330      418 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I don't care if it's from space or not.  Do not, I repeat, do not give swords to 
monkeys.  They are dangerous. -- Soultender

     This is true.

Penicillen -- Serimna!  Defeated by a scrap of bread mold, the ignominy of it! -- 
Stiltz

Prednizone -- (put-upon sigh)  You aren't doing me a BIT of good, you know!  I'm 
trying to accumulate some political points, and you keep shoving me back down away 
from the Challenger Champs.  This is the pits. -- Nhavarl
P.S.  Yeahyeahyeah, I know, if I could WIN more fights, I wouldn't be having this 
problem....

Norpramine -- Did you see that?  Excitement spread among the stands!  It's an 
epidemic.  Quick!  Get the right meds out there to suppress it! -- Tiro Cococo
P.S.  Valium, maybe.

The Naughty Pope -- Think of it as a little coy discipline, hmm? -- Carline

Winter Witch -- The audience approved.  They are obviously tired of winter.  As 
aren't we all. -- Tiro Cuckoo

Soultender -- Congratulations on your first graduate.  I look forward to Seeing him 
in Free Blades. -- Jorja, The Family

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is

open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAGIC GIANT was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIFETAKER was demolished by SPACE BABOON in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
PREDNIZONE was defeated by FLESHRENDER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's duel.
FACE BREAKER was defeated by PENICILLEN in a 5 minute veteran's fight.
STILTZ was devastated by NORPRAMINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
NHAVARL was savagely defeated by SILVER BELLE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
CARLINE viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 6 minute fight.
THE NAUGHTY POPE lost to TIRO COCOCO in a action packed 1 minute duel.
WINTER WITCH luckily beat RIBSPLITTER in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
TIRO CUCKOO was luckily beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome match.
PROTOMAS was overpowered by JACK WOLFSPIDER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DOLLY DAGGER subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 420 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SPACE BABOON 4313          11   4  0  109 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
TOTAL PARRY      PENICILLEN 4299            15   6  0   97 MEDS (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          22  16  0   94 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIFETAKER 1520             13  12  1   89 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORPRAMINE 4296            15   7  2   82 MEDS (432)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CARLINE 4266               17  13  1   77 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARLINE 4266.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CARLINE 4266.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIBSPLITTER 4330, FACE 
BREAKER 1099, SILVER BELLE 4269, FLESHRENDER 1108, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, NORPRAMINE 4296, 
THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332, TIRO COCOCO 4314, WINTER WITCH 4283, and DOLLY DAGGER 4347.

The least popular fighter this week was PROTOMAS 4344.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NHAVARL 4222, STILTZ 4265, LIFETAKER 1520, JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363, 
PENICILLEN 4299, PREDNIZONE 4298, SPACE BABOON 4313, TRAGIC GIANT 4364, DOLLY DAGGER 
4347, and WINTER WITCH 4283.