DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2004    Duedate: 05/08/2004

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-425

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZACK
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3795) [14-4-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZACK                           POSITION IS EMPTY
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       
(46-3795) [14-4-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZACK                           BERKE
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3795) [14-4-0,101]         (46-3799) [11-6-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     22
2. DEATHTONGUE (89)            21      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     17      Unchartered Team
4. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    15
5. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           1      KIWI CONNECTION (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 170  87  8 66.1   1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 12  2 1
 2/ 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  122  86  9 58.7   2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  5 0
 3/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1026 740 55 58.1   3- 3 DRAGON CLAN (310)         5  5 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        55  43  2 56.1   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0
 5- 5 DRAGON CLAN (310)         46  45  5 50.5   5/ 6 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   3  0 0
 6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  271 425  9 38.9   6/ 5 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        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

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

Aruak City:

     Conversation in the Bulldog Inn stopped as the ground shifted slightly
underfoot, then resumed.  A little faster, a little more shrill.  There had been a
lot of earth tremors lately, and in one way, people were getting used to them.
Nobody rushed outside in alarm.  Nobody talked about moving to some other area.
There was a betting pool on when the next tremor would occur.
     But in another way, they weren't getting used to them at all.  Earthquakes in
Aruak City were WRONG.  In Seam, okay, if they were mild and didn't happen very often
(although lately they had been frequent and devastating).  You expected strange earth
movements in Seam, because of the hot springs.  Hot springs meant things like that
might happen.  But not HERE.
     "It's because of Krael rising," explained Thermodynamics, a gladiator from Point
passing through the city.  "The balances are disturbed.  You see, Krael came from the
bottom of the Trier, which is very cold.  Therefore, some place else has to become
very hot to balance it."  He paused and frowned.  "Or maybe some other place has to
sink, a down to balance the new up, so to speak."
     Adeolar, listening to him, sighed with exasperation.  "It isn't that," she
muttered.  "Oh, maybe the bit about some other area sinking to balance the rising of
Krael--I've got people watching for that, all along the coast.  But the 'hot and
cold' business--"
     "Let him talk," Kennelworth said, gauging the mood of the crowd.  "It's an
explanation people can accept, and they'll feel less alarmed by it.  We don't want a
riot, and there's nothing they can do about things right now, so...?"  He looked back
at the flame-haired manager.  "There isn't anything, is there?"
     Adie grimaced.  "I don't know.  I don't think stopping Khaldren in Zorpunt will
be enough to stop what's happening, now.  The spell he started has taken on a life of
its own.  I'm trying to discover a counterspell--that won't make things worse in some
other way!  But until then, just...treat the symptoms.  Fight the monsters, help the
people displaced," she shrugged, "the obvious things.  And keep arena deaths down,
because the blood feeds the spell."  She began to twist a lock of hair around her
finger, tugging on it thoughtfully.  "I've been thinking about a counterspell.  The
original magic came from Krael, however it got to the present.  Maybe the
counterspell can be found there."
     "Searching Krael for the spell that would sink it again will be dangerous," the
old innkeeper and manager warned.  "The reports say that there are people there who
are ready to defend it."
     "That's what gladiators are for, isn't it?" Adie asked.  "Protecting Alastari.
Stopping this spell that is bringing the past to life falls under that heading."

Iaye:

     Great Dane looked over the improvised barricade that divided the island of Iaye
from the risen city of Krael and whistled.  "You said they were regular people," he
commented, scanning the muddy approach.  "Those are, I guess they're zombies."
     Goff shrugged.  "I guess the regular people I saw when the city first rose were
wizards, at least some of them.  And there must have been plenty of dead around for
them to turn into zombies.  Damn.  How do you kill something that's already dead?"
     Great Dane glanced back at the people straggling toward the barricade from
Iaye's side.  "That isn't going to be our first problem.  The first one is, how do we
get our defenders to stand fast against them?  Those are fishermen, farmers,
shopkeepers.  You think they're going to fight zombies?"
     "Gladiators, too," Goff protested.
     "Not enough, if the wizard in charge of those zombies knows anything about
battle."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 487): B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 438): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 487): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 438): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): LOCK-OUT (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): CONNOR MACLEOD of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
              (turn 486): BLACK HEART SEEKER of CEASE TO EXIST (Sceptre, mgr.)
                          10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
                  (turn 475): LANCE of POWER AND FATE (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
                           OMNIBOOK 500 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         BLOODY MOUTH of BLOOD OATH (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
             (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         HELL'S WHISPER of PERFECT HARMONY (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          JOPHAN of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 423): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): WINKER X of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
              (turn 334): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well now, looks like I get to inherit the thone for a turn.  I thought Solaris might 
come after me...  maybe he's more a wimp than I thought.  Doesn't matter now, because 
I'm immortal!  Woo hoo!

See you grunts on the other side!

Dodger   5/15/11/15/17/6/15 - Epee

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARDIVENT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with DELENN?  
She actually beat ARDIVENT's SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER, and walked away with 14 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at DEATHTONGUE while they watched BOBBI 
clobber PALANTIRIATHALASA.  She lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  Try as he might, SOLARIS wasn't good enough at persuading DODGER to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of ARDIVENT 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.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZACK 3795                    14   4  0   101       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TINDER SMOKE 3341             8   2  0    88       DRAGON CLAN (310)
 SOLARIS 3759                  8   8  0    86       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 SILVER FURY 2542             11   5  1    77       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794          11   8  1    73       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERKE 3799                   11   6  0    65       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-WAR FROG 3318                10   4  1    59       DRAGON CLAN (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISED TO KILL 2637           7   2  0    55       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BOBBI 3812                    6   3  0    53       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-RED SCALES 3303              10   9  1    49       DRAGON CLAN (310)
 RUSTED SOUL 2603              7   4  0    47       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 VALLEY-JO 3798                7  10  0    46       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 REAGAN 3818                   3   3  0    44       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               7  12  0    41       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809       8   3  1    34       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808        7   5  1    31       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 FLINT HILLS 3796              6  12  0    30       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 PAKMARI 3819                  4   1  0    29       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
-BREAK POINT 2741              4   2  0    24       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821           2   0  0    23       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-GECKO GOD 3443                3   4  0    15       DRAGON CLAN (310)
 DELENN 3822                   1   0  0    14       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             1   5  0     8       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  0   1  0     7       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CROW 3757              5  8 0 RUBY DRAGONS 336      SILVER FURY 2542      422         
ANASTASIA 3760        11  3 0 RUBY DRAGONS 336      DODGER 3772           423 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Solaris -- I did so enjoy that. -- Zack

Gecko God -- Mmmm, tasty. -- Pakmari

War Frog -- Inconceivable! -- Bobbi

Flint Hills =- Well, that was pleasant. -- Reagan

Tinder Smoke -- Blarg!  Wurfle murfle. -- Berke

Gneiss Guy -- Finish last, I hear. -- Snorkie

Debra -- Hoo HA! -- Big Dave Diode

Red Scales -- Isn't there a song about red scales in the sunset?  If so, you're in 
the wrong arena.  Try Sunset, eh? -- Bernina Collin

Reagan -- That was horrible. -- Flint Hills
P.S.  Why am I not surprised?  Must be your name.

Snorkie -- Ack, you make the most DISGUSTING noises. -- Gneiss Guy

Khorne Shadowspawn -- Just think of me as crow plucking you out of the furrows. -- 
Valley Jo

Big Dave Diode -- That was, like, totally shocking. -- Debra Collin

Do I get anything for being Most Challenged? -- Bernina Collin
P.S.  Besides bruises.

Gecko God -- Yes, well, I think so, too, you know! -- Debra Collin

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

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

BOBBI devastated PALANTIRIATHALASA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DODGER subdued SOLARIS in a exciting 3 minute melee.
ZACK overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SILVER FURY bested BERKE in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
BERNINA COLLIN bested NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute gory brawl.
RUSTED SOUL devastated FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
POISED TO KILL overcame REAGAN in a 2 minute fight.
VALLEY-JO was overcome by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
PAKMARI lost to GNEISS GUY in a 1 minute novice vs. expert duel.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN vanquished DEBRA COLLIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIG DAVE DIODE beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.
DELENN devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -   5 -  2      85  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  16 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  1      25  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZACK 3795                  14   4  0  101 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
PARRY-STRIKE     SILVER FURY 2542           11   5  1   77 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
WALL OF STEEL    BERNINA COLLIN 3794        11   8  1   73 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERKE 3799                 11   6  0   65 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       BOBBI 3812                  6   3  0   53 DEATHTONGUE (89)
BASHING ATTACK   RUSTED SOUL 2603            7   4  0   47 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZACK 3795.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BERKE 3799.  The ten other most popular fighters were SILVER FURY 2542, BIG DAVE 
DIODE 3821, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, REAGAN 3818, BOBBI 3812, ZACK 3795, KHORNE 
SHADOWSPAWN 3809, DELENN 3822, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, and RUSTED SOUL 2603.

The least popular fighter this week was PAKMARI 3819.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLINT HILLS 3796, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, GNEISS GUY 3787, SOLARIS 3759, 
VALLEY-JO 3798, POISED TO KILL 2637, RUSTED SOUL 2603, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, DELENN 
3822, and KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809.

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

DODGER (46-3772) HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)