DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2004    Duedate: 05/12/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-425

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MISERY
HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-1337) [12-12-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MISERY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
HELL'S PAWNS (104)             
(43-1337) [12-12-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLINE                        CARLINE
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4266) [19-16-1,89]         (43-4266) [19-16-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIDOWMAKERS (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           24
2. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          19      MEDS (432)
3. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        12      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)             4
5. WENSINWASIN (428)            0      FORCES OF NATURE (366)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WENSINWASIN (428)         40  23  1 63.5   1/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         9  5 0
 2/ 2 MEDS (432)                56  34  2 62.2   2/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 1
 3/ 3 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     301 195 15 60.7   3/ 3 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      5  5 0
 4/ 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        114 102  4 52.8   4/ 4 MEDS (432)                4  4 0
 5/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         346 417 10 45.3   5/ 7 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        3  5 0
 6/ 7 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       113 137 11 45.2   6- 5 WENSINWASIN (428)         2  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                  Free Blades Edition

Zuwayza:

     Tiberious, newly made a Lord Protector in Aljafir, looked at the capital city of
the Glorious Empire with curiosity and unease.  While he was a citizen of the Empire
in good standing, he was also a Dwarf, and the races which weren't strictly human
were regarded with suspicion throughout most of the Empire.  Especially here at its
ancient heart.  He hadn't wanted to come here.  But a new law ruled that all Lord
Protectors desiring a grant of lands or other honors must apply to the Great Palace
of the Satrap for them, and he WAS a Dwarf.  He would not lightly forego this portion
of the reward for which he had striven so long and at such risk.  He took a firmer
grip on the battle axe which custom required all Dwarves to carry and strode up to
the Western Door.
     Decent metal work, he noted professionally.  To be honest, excellent metalwork,
although he could not (and this surprised him) even guess at the source.  It was
unlike anything he'd seen before, not the work of Elf or Human, and certainly not
Dwarven work.  He was an educated man, in the Dwarven sense, and he would KNOW.  Very
old, you didn't get that kind of patina on bronze in a day, not even if you employed
an alchemist.  He leaned closer, trying to make out the individual symbols that
formed a tangled whole on each panel.
     "Too close a study of those doors can be injurious to your health."
     Tiberious whirled, raising the axe automatically.  But the speaker was an old
man in the long robe of a Karnhorn scholar, no threat unless he was a wizard.  On
closer look, it seemed like he probably was a wizard.  There was something about the
eyes that marked them, as though they saw things that others couldn't.  Probably they
did.  "If the doors are so dangerous, why use them?"
     "Because of the danger, perhaps, but mostly because they are old, and old things
lend a legitimacy to what is younger."  The old man shrugged slightly.  "You are a
gladiator, I think?"
     "Right, from Aljafir, come to see about my Lord Protector grant."
     "Good!  I am Vekhirn, chief wizard to the Satrap, may his days be long, and I
have need of a gladiator."  He gestured, and the door swung open.  "Come into my
sanctum, and I will explain what must be done."

Chimlevtal:

     Lord Kinnishan, ruler of Chimlevtal, looked up from a litter of reports as his
chief adviser entered the study.  "If it's more about the assassination plot--"
     "No, that is grave enough, but we have other problems," Shau'nin Snowbeard said.
"Deeper ones, perhaps, in the long view.  Have you seen the Ruin Reef lately?"
     The shipping hazard known as the Ruin Reef lay two miles off shore to the
southeast from Chimlevtal.  It was a rocky barricade just below the surface of the
lake (most of the time).  When the water was clear, or when wind and waves exposed
them, the rocks could be seen to resemble a line of ruined buildings, but without a
closer examination that was normally possible, no one could say if that was a true
seeming.  There were natural formations that could give that appearance.  The Reef
was visible from Chimlevtal in good weather, but not from this room.  Without
comment, Kinnishan got up from the desk and went out onto the balcony, peering
southward past the end of the building.
     Shau'nin didn't follow him; he already knew what was to be seen.  "It would
appear that the Reef actually is formed on ancient ruins.  Or was."
     "It would appear," Kinnishan said grimly, "that they are ruins no longer.  I
presume you have a report from closer observation?"
     "Some gladiators are investigating now," the old Adantri said.  "Others are
traveling to Arvat and Zukal, even to Monuntial, to discover the faces behind the
assassination plot.  We should have information soon."
     "And then we will have to make plans.  I will not lose this city-state to the
forces of Chaos, come what may."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): KREWKUT SAUSAGE of LINCOLNSHIRE from DAL SHANG (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): BLACKEST PRIDE (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
               (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, VEASTIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, THE FAMILY, since 
WIDOWMAKERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, WIDOWMAKERS, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
MISERY win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MISERY beat PREDNIZONE 
and PREDNIZONE lost 35 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, VEASTIAN may be getting bland, as FLESHRENDER stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, VEASTIAN?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the VEASTIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISERY 1337                  12  12  0   112       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO COCOCO 4314             13  10  0   109       THE FAMILY (116)
-SILVER BELLE 4269            11   7  0   103       WENSINWASIN (428)
 SPACE BABOON 4313            13   6  0    99       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332        11   7  1    97       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 PENICILLEN 4299              19   7  0    95       MEDS (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLINE 4266                 19  16  1    89       THE FAMILY (116)
 PREDNIZONE 4298              14  12  0    88       MEDS (432)
 STILTZ 4265                  15  20  0    77       THE FAMILY (116)
 DESPAIR 1217                 15  17  2    69       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER WITCH 4283            11  17  0    56       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             10  11  1    55       THE FAMILY (116)
 RIBSPLITTER 4330              7   9  1    49       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363          4   1  0    33       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMAY 1906                   4   2  0    24       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 1960                  2   1  0    18       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 BLOODLETTER 4365              3   2  0    17       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
-DOLLY DAGGER 4347             2   1  0    12       WENSINWASIN (428)
 WILLBREAKER 4372              2   0  0    11       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-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)
 MYSTIQUEE 4366                1   3  0     6       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 VAHNZUR 4373                  0   2  0     2       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 8         0  1 0   1                   TIRO CUCKOO 4329      425 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nhavarl -- A belated congrats on yoru acension!  Now we'll see if you really return 
home, or stay on the sands. -- Soultender

I've tried to get Harbinger to return for some time and Berylstar of Meds has 
assisted.  Now, I'm reminded of the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for."  
Welcome back, Heathen! -- Soultender

Stilz -- He's just a taker, born that way and he won't change.  I recommend to him to 
try giving, but he won't hear of it. -- Soultender

Fleshrender -- Huh, you Rirorni get kinda violent, don't you?  Well, I don't want to 
see any of MY flesh being rent outside the arena environment, thank you very much. -- 
Carline

M. Chardinee is so boring. -- Tiro Cococo

Norpramine -- Gosh, you probably need, uh, meds or something to recover! -- Stiltz
P.S.  Do you think I might be dislexic?  I kept hitting your left arm, and I was 
AIMING for your right.

Ribsplitter -- This is to get the marrow out, right?  I know some people really go 
for the marrow.  Not me, but that doesn't mean anything. -- Tiro Cuckoo
P.S.  Thanks for the skills.  How did you do it?

Willbreaker -- You shall not do so!  I have a will like iron. -- Vahnzur
P.S.  And I'm great in other ways, too.

Does it strike you that there are a lot of Rirorni around Veastian these days?  We 
fought three today, and just graduated one of our own.  Seems odd. -- Jorja

Harbinger, Manager of Hell's Pawns, Supreme High Overlord of Several Other 
Dimensions, Crusher of Spirits, Grinder of Souls, Render of Hope, Smasher of Dreams, 
and Friend of Inedible Four-Legged Friends -- Hi. -- Jorja, The Family

Soultender -- Clean clocks are one of Hallie's specialties, she used to work for a 
watchmaker.  And, of course, there's all that experience.... -- Jorja

All -- We took a rest for the tournament last turn.  Now rested and ready for more!  
See you on the sands. -- Korgan Crusade

     Ah... I've been resting, too, but spotlights will return. -- the Scribe

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLESHRENDER slimly won victory over SPACE BABOON in a 2 minute master's fight.
PREDNIZONE was demolished by MISERY in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
TIRO COCOCO overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
STILTZ was devastated by THE NAUGHTY POPE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARLINE was outlasted by PENICILLEN in a action packed 7 minute master's competition.
WINTER WITCH was narrowly defeated by DESPAIR in a 2 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
TIRO CUCKOO easily killed CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
RIBSPLITTER vanquished DISMAY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JACK WOLFSPIDER overpowered BLOODLETTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TORMENT overpowered VAHNZUR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MYSTIQUEE was unbelievably bested by WILLBREAKER in a 12 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  11 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  24 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 425 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         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIRO COCOCO 4314           13  10  0  109 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPACE BABOON 4313          13   6  0   99 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
TOTAL PARRY      PENICILLEN 4299            19   7  0   95 MEDS (432)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CARLINE 4266               19  16  1   89 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  PREDNIZONE 4298            14  12  0   88 MEDS (432)
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 SPACE BABOON 4313, 
DESPAIR 1217, MISERY 1337, TIRO COCOCO 4314, THE NAUGHTY POPE 4332, RIBSPLITTER 4330, 
PENICILLEN 4299, WINTER WITCH 4283, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, and JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLBREAKER 4372.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VAHNZUR 4373, BLOODLETTER 4365, DISMAY 1906, STILTZ 4265, 
PREDNIZONE 4298, MYSTIQUEE 4366, TORMENT 1960, JACK WOLFSPIDER 4363, TIRO CUCKOO 
4329, and WINTER WITCH 4283.

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

FLESHRENDER (43-1108) WIDOWMAKERS (115)