DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2003    Duedate: 10/25/2003

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-411

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COURIER
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3739) [15-7-2,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COURIER                        ANASTASIA
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
(46-3739) [15-7-2,118]         (46-3760) [2-0-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COURIER                        COURIER
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3739) [15-7-2,118]         (46-3739) [15-7-2,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATHTONGUE (89)            46
2. RUBY DRAGONS (336)          44      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    20      Unchartered Team
4. CLEVER LINGO (155)           0
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)    -11      RUBY DRAGONS (336)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 115  74  7 60.8   1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 14  1 2
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         977 720 55 57.6   2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         11  4 0
 3/ 0*RUBY DRAGONS (336)        19  16  0 54.3   3/ 0*RUBY DRAGONS (336)        4  0 0
 4- 3 CLEVER LINGO (155)        60  51  7 54.1   4/ 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   3 12 0
 5/ 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  243 383  7 38.8   5- 5 CLEVER LINGO (155)        0  1 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[ Andorians Abroad #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Possibly Zuwayza:

     It seemed to take Tankesh forever to fall out of the Gate, his motion slowed to
the point where he wasn't even sure he was moving at all.  And then there was a sort
of soundless click, and the floor came up fast and hard, knocking the breath out of
him as he hit and rolled.
     Voices speaking akkhadic, upper-class accents.  Shouting.  No time to sort
things out.  Gasping for breath but too well-trained to pause, he rolled to his feet
with his sword out, ending crouched and ready for anything.  By the grace of all the
gods, he was face to face with the Karnhorn vizier, Khannarth.  The man who had
betrayed his city and his ruler, plotted with the Satrap's First Wife to turn over
the Zuwayza to the minions of Inzolas, tried to have the Satrap's Second Wife and
Tankesh killed.....  Ah, it was GOOD to be here, now, and ready.
     The Vizier was looking past him and commanding someone to "get him!"
     Right, voices, plural.  Other people in the room.  Probably guards.  Tankesh
took a quick slash at the retreating Vizier; not a killing blow, but he felt the
resistance of clothing and flesh.  Continued the motion into a turn.  Right, guards.
Two...three.  Startled by his arrival out of nowhere, not expecting him to come
around so fast.  The first man would never have a chance to adjust his thinking; the
slash aimed at HIM gutted him and nearly cut him in two.  The second was a little
farther back.  He might recover, if he got the bleeding stopped in time.  But with
only one hand left to use, that wasn't likely.  Shocked by the unexpected and extreme
violence, he was out of the fight.  Khannarth was screaming orders behind him, and
the third man was leveling his spear for a charge.  Stupid weapon to carry indoors,
maybe it was tradition, maybe it was just ornamental, didn't matter.
     Tankesh edged to the right, drawing the spearman's attention with him.  When the
man was fully committed, all his momentum focused into the charge, Tankesh ducked to
the left.  Tripped over his first victim but rolled and came up again, whacked the
spear in two in passing, kicked the man in the belly as his charge brought him within 
range, and turned to face Khannarth again.
     The Vizier was holding his robes against a bleeding chest wound with one hand
and tugging on a bell-pull with the other.  Tankesh lunged closer and cut through
bell rope.
     And then froze as a man with a cocked and ready crossbow appeared in the doorway
behind the Vizier.  More than one man, and several with crossbows.  Karnhorns, of
course.  Damn.  They were all dressed alike, no doubt a uniform, but not the same as
worn by the three guards he'd just dealt with.  Khannarth began babbling out
accusations and orders.
     The first of the newcomers silenced him with a curt word.  "You will BOTH
explain yourself to the Exalted Satrap, may His justice be swift and sure," the man
said.  He gestured them out into the hallway with his crossbow.  "Now."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 473): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 466): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 462): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 462): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 463): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 459): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 424): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 410): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 183): SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 358): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS from ARUAK CITY
                            (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 473): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 466): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 462): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 462): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 463): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 459): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 424): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 410): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 183): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 358): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 235): ODDJOB of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               SUMTHING PAINFUL of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
                   (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 465): ROBERT BORK of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 423): KING LOVE of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 417): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          PUTZ'N ALONG of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                          BIGGLES of BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
                 (turn 311): PIPE LAYER of WORKING MEN (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             XINGARA of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 137): SHADOW HAWK of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARDIVENT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 5-0-0 is 
nice, but don't get cocky, DEATHTONGUE, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are 
proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ANASTASIA win a fight and gain 
17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ANASTASIA beat PURPLE SASH and PURPLE SASH lost 17 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARDIVENT may 
be getting bland, as COURIER stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ARDIVENT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COURIER 3739                 15   7  2   118       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANA JR 3715               17  11  0   101       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLLIE FUNT 3778               8   3  1    84       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 DODGER 3772                  11   4  1    81       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 OPURT 3750                   12   7  0    78       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANASTASIA 3760                2   0  0    66       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMOND EGGS 3785             7   1  3    47       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 PURPLE SASH 3777              7   4  2    47       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 ZACK 3795                     4   0  0    45       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                  2   0  0    30       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 VANICE 3775                   6   8  0    26       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 NA'TOTH 3800                  2   0  0    24       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT HILLS 3796              2   2  0    21       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-INTIMATE FACADE 1841          2   0  0    19       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 CROW 3757                     1   1  0    15       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794           3   2  0    13       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ROGUISH WAYS 1813             3   3  0    13       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 BERKE 3799                    2   1  0    13       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-MOMENTARY LAPSE 1847          1   0  0    10       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 BLACKRAZOR 3758               1   1  0     8       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               1   4  0     7       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 VALLEY-JO 3798                0   3  0     3       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VIRGINAL CONCUBINE 15  0  1 0   1                   DODGER 3772           411 NONE    
MARLI BLUBELL 3755     2 11 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 PURPLE SASH 3777      407 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Technogeek, my friend, good luck on your quest to be the FIRST to 1000 wins!  It
could not happen to a finer team and manager.  The cream always rises to the top. --
Fandil The Wise (and all his Consortium fellows)

Bernina -- I must say I was quite surprised! -- Berke

Chi-Chi -- Perhaps last turns trains helped a bit. -- Banana Jr

Vanice -- Wow!  Thanks for everything! -- Zack

Yamcha -- Package for you! -- Courier

Gniess Guy -- I'm sure you are.  I'm not. -- Na'toth

Berke -- Be glad I didn't hit your deathly tongue, hmm? -- Bernina Collin

Zack -- Damn straight I didn't beg for mercy.  As if!  I found your whole approach
deeply suspicious, and I will report you to the Friendly Constable if you try that
again. -- Vanice

Na'toth -- Okay, that does it, pussycat.  No more Mr. Gneiss Guy!

I struck sparks off that shifty-eyed volunteer.  He wasn't as steely as he thought.
-- Flint Hills

I don't know why Vanice thinks so highly of the Friendly Constable, but she can have
him!  WAY too friendly for me. -- Valley Jo

Technogeek -- And I think we may already have greeted The Disc in Zensu.  Glad to see
new faces there. -- Leeta and Master Cho

Binkly -- Gin is a mug's game.  Once you drink enough of it, you couldn't win if you
were playing against a little old lady who only took out her cards on Sunday
afternoon. -- Ol' Joe

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NA'TOTH bested BERNINA COLLIN in a action packed 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
BERKE subdued GNEISS GUY in a popular 2 minute gruesome novice's Challenge melee.
COURIER viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
BANANA JR devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
OLLIE FUNT overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DODGER delivered the death blow upon VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute competition.
PURPLE SASH was handily defeated by ANASTASIA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
OPURT vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZACK vanquished VANICE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAMMOND EGGS overpowered FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute uneven match.
SOLARIS overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 6 minute one-sided fight.
BLACKRAZOR subdued VALLEY-JO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's competition.
CROW demolished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  10 -  3      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  10 -  7      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  12 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COURIER 3739               15   7  2  118 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
WALL OF STEEL    BANANA JR 3715             17  11  0  101 DEATHTONGUE (89)
SLASHING ATTACK  OLLIE FUNT 3778             8   3  1   84 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       OPURT 3750                 12   7  0   78 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANASTASIA 3760              2   0  0   66 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COURIER 3739.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COURIER 3739.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERKE 3799, NA'TOTH 3800, 
DODGER 3772, BLACKRAZOR 3758, ANASTASIA 3760, BANANA JR 3715, OLLIE FUNT 3778, 
HAMMOND EGGS 3785, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, and OPURT 3750.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLARIS 3759.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLINT HILLS 3796, VANICE 3775, PURPLE SASH 3777, GNEISS GUY 3787, CROW 
3757, VALLEY-JO 3798, ZACK 3795, OPURT 3750, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, and HAMMOND EGGS 
3785.

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

COURIER (46-3739) HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes