DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2004    Duedate: 03/17/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-421

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPACE BABOON
KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
(43-4313) [12-4-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPACE BABOON                   POSITION IS EMPTY
KORGAN CRUSADE (392)           
(43-4313) [12-4-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLINE                        RAYEK
THE FAMILY (116)               WOLF RIDERS (391)
(43-4266) [18-13-1,87]         (43-3915) [17-11-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDS (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            40
2. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        34      WENSINWASIN (428)
3. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           25      Unchartered Team
4. MEDS (432)                  21
5. WOLF RIDERS (391)           13      DELETED II (206)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WENSINWASIN (428)         37  21  1 63.8   1/ 1 MEDS (432)                9  2 0
 2/ 2 MEDS (432)                50  29  2 63.3   2/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     293 188 15 60.9   3/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         7  7 0
 4/ 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        102  95  4 51.8   4/ 4 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      7  8 0
 5/ 5 WOLF RIDERS (391)         69  75  8 47.9   5/ 5 WENSINWASIN (428)         3  5 0
 6/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         334 409  9 45.0   6/ 6 WOLF RIDERS (391)         3  7 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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     Jack seemed lost in thought, somewhere miles away from the training room bench
he occupied.  His first fight had been an easy one, and I know from personal
experience that gladiators treasure safe, easy wins--despite what their sense of
bravado might lead them to say.  Jack is not the easiest of people, to get to know
and I sensed that he wanted to be left alone with his thoughts, but dammit I was HIS
manager now and I wasn't going to treat him with kid gloves just because he had once
been my manager.
     "Good fight, Jack!" I said, patting him on the back.  "It's always good to get
that first one out of the way.  And you did it well."
     Jack chuckled humorlessly.  "Boz, you've been managing long enough that you know
not to compliment gladiator on his first fight.  You want me to get too cocky or
something?  You're supposed to burst my bubble and point out all the things I did
wrong.  So let's have it.  You're the manager and a Lord Protector besides--I'm the
novice gladiator--what did I do wrong out there?"
     Something snapped.  I'm a mild-mannered person by nature, but this had been
welling up inside me since Jack signed on as a gladiator.  "What you did wrong was to
enter the arena as a gladiator, Jack!  Dammit.  If you want to get yourself killed
why are you doing it on MY watch?  It's a pretty damn awful responsibility sending
men and women out to risk death for no more reason than to amuse some bored
spectators!  Why did you do this to me?  I want an answer this time!"
     "I'm sorry, Boz," said Jack apologetically shaking his head.  "I've been so
wrapped up in this thing...look, I met with Emir Kyreses earlier.  He is forming a
party to go deal with the Black Khaliv of Kurukar.  I volunteered for the mission,
but I'm not fully trusted by some of the Empire's Administration, so I was rejected.
But Kyreses told me there was a loophole I could climb through.  He had been ordered
to recruit gladiators for the project.  If I were to become a gladiator in a Karnhorn
arena, he would be within the law in accepting me to the team."
     "Okay, I understand that part now.  But why is it so important that you risk
your life to remove the Mad Khaliv?"
     "During my travels I have learned many things--answers to nagging questions.
One answer is clear--The Khaliv was behind the murder of Jayde.  I owe him death."

((Scribe -- can you take it from here?))

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh my goodness!  Oh me oh my!  I wasn't expecting this.  Does this mean extra
bananas in my lunchbox?  I like bananas.

                    Space Baboon

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to VEASTIAN once again!  What's with THE NAUGHTY POPE?  He actually 
beat THE FAMILY's STILTZ, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at THE FAMILY.  STILTZ lost 8 points to THE NAUGHTY POPE.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe STILTZ will provide more easy wins...  WENSINWASIN's 
hatred of KORGAN CRUSADE surfaced again as SILVER BELLE challenged VEASTIAN's top 
dog.  Try as she might, SILVER BELLE wasn't good enough at persuading SPACE BABOON to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  GALO 
THE RED of WENSINWASIN knows how to pick 'em.  It challenged RIBSPLITTER of 
WIDOWMAKERS who is up by 24.  Now was this a wise move?  GALO THE RED perhaps got its 
just desserts, seeing as it was defeated by RIBSPLITTER and ended up with 10 
recognition points.   
     Warriors of VEASTIAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPACE BABOON 4313            12   4  0   116       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLESHRENDER 1108             19  20  0   111       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 SKYWISE 3868                 18  12  1   109       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 PREDNIZONE 4298              11  11  0   106       MEDS (432)
 PENICILLEN 4299              16   6  0   104       MEDS (432)
 FACE BREAKER 1099            22  17  0    95       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 NHAVARL 4222                 16  25  0    95       THE FAMILY (116)
 SILVER BELLE 4269            10   6  0    91       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYEK 3915                   17  11  0    90       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 CARLINE 4266                 18  13  1    87       THE FAMILY (116)
 LIFETAKER 1520               13  13  1    84       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 NORPRAMINE 4296              15   8  2    83       MEDS (432)
 CUTTER 3864                  18  12  3    77       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO COCOCO 4314              9  10  0    64       THE FAMILY (116)
 THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332         9   6  1    63       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                  12  19  0    55       THE FAMILY (116)
 DART 3865                    10  20  1    51       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329              7  10  0    50       THE FAMILY (116)
 WINTER WITCH 4283             9  16  0    43       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 RIBSPLITTER 4330              6   6  1    35       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODLETTER 4365              1   0  0    20       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 DOLLY DAGGER 4347             2   0  0    17       WENSINWASIN (428)
 JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363          2   0  0    16       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
 TREESTUMP 4357                1   1  0    11       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
 GALO THE RED 4268             2   3  1    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
 BISHOP 4272                   2   4  0    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
 PROTOMAS 4344                 0   5  0     5       WENSINWASIN (428)
 MYSTIQUEE 4366                0   1  0     1       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
UGLY WITCHMONKEY 4343  4  3 0 KORGAN CRUSADE 392    NORPRAMINE 4296       418         
SKUNNY WUNDY 4353      2  1 0 KORGAN CRUSADE 392    RIBSPLITTER 4330      418 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jack -- Now look what you've done.  I warned you about that monkey. -- Soul Tender

Jorja -- Thanks, he's in 101. -- Soultender

Norpramine -- Ouch! -- Stiltz
P.S.  What else could I say?

Silver Belle -- I taught you SIX skills?  Shierah!  You really know how to pay
attention, don't you? -- Nhavarl
P.S.  Hmm, I guess I was so busy teaching, I didn't have TIME to fight....

Convicted Assassin?  Pah. -- Carline

The Naughty Pope -- Bad boy! -- Tiro Cocococo

That "ambitious" guard should be called a "suspicious" guard.  I consider his
surprising ability to be highly suspicious.  Probably the result of magic. -- Tiro
Cuckoo

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

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for

several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SILVER BELLE was bested by SPACE BABOON in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
LIFETAKER was handily defeated by SKYWISE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PROTOMAS lost to JACK WOLFSPIDER in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
GALO THE RED was defeated by RIBSPLITTER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PREDNIZONE devastated CUTTER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
FACE BREAKER was savagely defeated by NHAVARL in a 3 minute gory master's brawl.
FLESHRENDER viciously subdued NORPRAMINE in a action packed 3 minute expert's melee.
PENICILLEN savagely defeated RAYEK in a popular 9 minute gory expert's duel.
CARLINE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
TIRO COCOCO overpowered WINTER WITCH in a 2 minute one-sided match.
STILTZ was devastated by THE NAUGHTY POPE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DART was subdued by TIRO CUCKOO in a 3 minute match.
BISHOP slimly lost to TREESTUMP in a 2 minute bout.
DOLLY DAGGER handily defeated MYSTIQUEE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BLOODLETTER vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  13 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  19 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 421 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SPACE BABOON 4313          12   4  0  116 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
WALL OF STEEL    SKYWISE 3868               18  12  1  109 WOLF RIDERS (391)
TOTAL PARRY      PENICILLEN 4299            16   6  0  104 MEDS (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          22  17  0   95 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CARLINE 4266               18  13  1   87 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  NORPRAMINE 4296            15   8  2   83 MEDS (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  CUTTER 3864                18  12  3   77 WOLF RIDERS (391)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is CARLINE 4266.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RAYEK 3915.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLESHRENDER 1108, 
PREDNIZONE 4298, NHAVARL 4222, SPACE BABOON 4313, JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363, NORPRAMINE 
4296, CARLINE 4266, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, TIRO COCOCO 4314, and THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332.

The least popular fighter this week was MYSTIQUEE 4366.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STILTZ 4265, PROTOMAS 4344, LIFETAKER 1520, SILVER BELLE 4269, DART 
3865, WINTER WITCH 4283, FACE BREAKER 1099, CUTTER 3864, GALO THE RED 4268, and 
BLOODLETTER 4365.