DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2003    Duedate: 05/24/2003

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-400

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIENDISH GLEE
CLEVER LINGO (155)
(46-1553) [16-9-4,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIENDISH GLEE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CLEVER LINGO (155)             
(46-1553) [16-9-4,141]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OL' JOE COLLIN                 VEERS
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3407) [15-39-1,85]         (46-3697) [11-8-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (129)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLEVER LINGO (155)          47
2. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    11      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      1      Unchartered Team
4. DEATHTONGUE (89)            -4
5. DRAGONBALL Z (330)         -20      THE DREAMFALL (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  78  56  3 58.2   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         938 704 50 57.1   2/ 2 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  9  6 0
 3/ 3 CLEVER LINGO (155)        57  45  7 55.9   3/ 4 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        5  4 1
 4/ 6 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        53  69  3 43.4   4/ 6 CLEVER LINGO (155)        4  2 1
 5/ 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  223 349  7 39.0   5/ 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 230): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 452): R'AKA of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 448): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 413): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 407): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 399): LH PUTTGRASS of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 311): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): AVARICIOUS AVON of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 132): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 347): TIMBER WOLF of CALL OF THE WILD from FIREHOLD (Poison
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 230): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 452): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 448): RED DOG GANG (Goff, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 413): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 407): WANDERERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 399): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 311): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 132): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 347): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
                          ESOX LUCIUS of DELIVERANCE (Lance Turbo, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           COLOSSUS of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
               (turn 454): SARU SKINK of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
                           TAXES of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 451): COTTONMOUTH of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 310): HURFOON of SWIFT CURRENT (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): AVARICIOUS AVON of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 131): RAVEN of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARDIVENT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, FOND MEMORY fought 
POLITE BEGGAR and gained 15 points and contributed to BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' 1-4-0.  
YAMCHA has lost to COURIER, falling 14 points, while helping make DRAGONBALL Z a 
1-2-0 turn.  Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, somebody will), but our 
Duelmaster, LH PUTTGRASS, has died, and FIENDISH GLEE has killed him.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Seaside Manor uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  CLEVER LINGO has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ARDIVENT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding CLEVER LINGO more than any other team we find DEATHTONGUE.  
ARDIVENT, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ARDIVENT has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ARDIVENT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIENDISH GLEE 1553           16   9  4   141       CLEVER LINGO (155)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMOROUS WHIM 1554           15  11  1    96       CLEVER LINGO (155)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKLY 3472                  11   6  2    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 VEERS 3697                   11   8  0    88       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 CHI-CHI 3656                 17  10  0    86       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 OL' JOE COLLIN 3407          15  39  1    85       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BANANA JR 3715               11   6  0    71       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 FILAREE 3479                 12  17  1    67       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COURIER 3739                  7   4  2    66       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
-TRINKET 1939                  5   6  0    61       RIVER WARDENS (184)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAMCHA 3736                   7   6  2    51       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 OLIVER 3745                   6   3  1    43       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 OPURT 3750                    6   2  0    42       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 LURKER 3746                   7   2  0    34       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULMA 3753                    3   4  0    23       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 DODGER 3772                   3   1  0    22       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
-INTIMATE FACADE 1841          2   0  0    19       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 FOND MEMORY 3776              1   0  0    15       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ROGUISH WAYS 1813             3   3  0    13       CLEVER LINGO (155)
-MOMENTARY LAPSE 1847          1   0  0    10       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 MARLI BLUBELL 3755            1   5  0     8       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 VANICE 3775                   1   2  0     5       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LILLEE JO 3503         9 18 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 YAMCHA 3736           399         
KIMMI COLLIN 3756      1  2 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 FLOYD POTTER 3734     397         
LH PUTTGRASS 3675     16  6 0 DEATHTONGUE 89        FIENDISH GLEE 1553    400         
GRUNT 3754             2  4 0 HARDTIMESINBABYLO 325 STONE GOLEM 26        400 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ol' Joe Collin -- SAS?  Hell no, I just want to kill you! -- Humorous Whim

Chi-Chi -- And a cha-cha-cha to you, madam. -- Ol' Joe
P.S.  You're too short.

     Give her time, and she'll grow.

Courier --  Hmm.  Must be the experience thing, I guess. -- Filaree
P.S.  And bad luck for you on the match-up.

Yamcha -- At first I thought you were a motorcycle, but I see now that you're a sort 
of clubhouse.  Odd. -- Lillee Jo

Opurt -- Oh, poot. -- Marli Blubell

If that guy Volunteered to do anything with/for me, I'd refuse him.  He's too shifty. 
-- Vanice

LH Puttgrass -- In theory, I'm not here any more, and if that is the case, I wave you 
a fond farewell.  If not, we may be meeting once again, eh? -- Otana Varhil

Oliver -- Uh, right, what she said. -- Dallow Trine
P.S.  I don't want to go to Lirith Kai.  Do I look Adantri?

     Not enough beads on your clothes.

Banana Jr -- Oh, cheese, tell me *I* didn't do that!  "It"?  Awful. -- Lonjo-Wellan

Lurker -- You sure snuck up on me that time. -- Kuvelor

Grunt -- It takes more than sound effects to win a fight, you know. -- Torrins

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRUNT was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BANANA JR was outwaited by CHI-CHI in a 9 minute expert's Challenge battle.
HUMOROUS WHIM demolished OL' JOE COLLIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
COURIER devastated YAMCHA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OLIVER demolished BULMA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DODGER vanquished VANICE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LH PUTTGRASS was executed by FIENDISH GLEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
VEERS was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute melee.
FILAREE was vanquished by BINKLY in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
OPURT overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LURKER overpowered MARLI BLUBELL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOND MEMORY handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  16 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  19 -  4      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  22 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  32 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 400 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FIENDISH GLEE 1553         16   9  4  141 CLEVER LINGO (155)
WALL OF STEEL    HUMOROUS WHIM 1554         15  11  1   96 CLEVER LINGO (155)
STRIKING ATTACK  BINKLY 3472                11   6  2   88 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      CHI-CHI 3656               17  10  0   86 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
AIMED BLOW       OPURT 3750                  6   2  0   42 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OL' JOE COLLIN 3407.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VEERS 3697.  The ten other most popular fighters were BINKLY 3472, GRUNT 
3754, BANANA JR 3715, HUMOROUS WHIM 1554, OLIVER 3745, LURKER 3746, COURIER 3739, 
FIENDISH GLEE 1553, OPURT 3750, and OL' JOE COLLIN 3407.

The least popular fighter this week was CHI-CHI 3656.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARLI BLUBELL 3755, LH PUTTGRASS 3675, VANICE 3775, BULMA 3753, YAMCHA 
3736, FOND MEMORY 3776, FILAREE 3479, DODGER 3772, OL' JOE COLLIN 3407, and OPURT 
3750.

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

FIENDISH GLEE (46-1553) CLEVER LINGO (155)