DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2003    Duedate: 05/29/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-356

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REAP THE FIELD
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5088) [12-8-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHRISEIS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
AMAZON ELITE (536)             
(51-4989) [23-11-1,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAILIDA DAWNRAIN               TAILIDA DAWNRAIN
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5051) [21-9-2,96]          (51-5051) [21-9-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SORROW'S HARVEST (542)      56
2. MIGHTY MORALS (531)          0      SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
3. PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)      0      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)          -3
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -9       (80)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    52  26  0 66.7   1/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  4 0
 2/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        55  45  6 55.0   2/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    8  7 0
 3/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      366 473 12 43.6   3/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  4 0
 4- 5 MIGHTY MORALS (531)       30  42  3 41.7   4- 4*PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)   1  2 0
 5- 6*PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)    2   6  0 25.0   5- 6 MIGHTY MORALS (531)       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

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 474): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 471): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 469): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 473): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 455): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 429): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 420): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 355): FRANCINE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 305): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 348): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 474): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 471): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 469): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 473): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 455): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 429): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 420): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 355): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 305): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 348): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): KHAZID'HEA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 470): <MELISSA> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TRICORUS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  SORROW'S HARVEST?  Who?  DARK HORSEMEN is the top 
team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for DROGOI, who pummelled EARTHWORM, to 
pocket 22 points.  TSOMEGH certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to WEASEL and losing 9 points in the process!  What can be a greater victory?  
REAP THE FIELD has taken his place as the top, as TRICORUS' new Duelmaster.  Word has 
it one team in TRICORUS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life! 
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of DARK HORSEMEN should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, AMAZON ELITE scurried away from DARK HORSEMEN.  Oh, the shame!  
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and TAILIDA DAWNRAIN is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't DARK HORSEMEN proud!  CHRISEIS challenged TAILIDA 
DAWNRAIN!  Who says AMAZON ELITE are just a bunch of wimps!  CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE 
kept hers wits as she bested TAILIDA DAWNRAIN.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRICORUS is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
TRICORUS, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Blue 
Dolphin Inn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAP THE FIELD 5088          12   8  0   103       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISEIS 4989                23  11  1   108       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TAILIDA DAWNRAIN 5051        21   9  2    96       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANCINE 5021                17  13  4    80       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURCH 5135                    8   1  0    66       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNAH 5059                   5   6  1    49       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 REIDI 5133                    6   5  0    48       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DROGOI 5156                   3   0  0    48       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 EARTHWORM 5085               12   3  0    45       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEASEL 5153                   4   1  0    33       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 TSOMEGH 5132                  6   5  1    24       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELLONA 4986                  2   1  0    22       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-BILI 3499                     1   2  0    15       PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)
-LITHIC 3506                   1   0  0    13       PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)
-DAPHNE 4987                   2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANGUISH 5139           2  6 0 SORROW'S HARVEST 542  CHARLIE STONETROLL 18 356 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jinda of Dark Horseman -- So, Reap the Field randomly matches with Francine 52 points 
below and not even ranked in the challenger champs.  How did this happen?  I thought 
only challenger champs had the honor of facing the duelmaster, hmm?  Even worse I 
double challenged Tailida Dawnrain and yet the first challenge to process was 
Chriseis at 92 recognition points.  I thought you didn't avoid!  Either Reap's 
challenges weren't entered or you avoided.  Both instances reflect badly on the games 
or should we expect employee teams to be run as competitively as any player team now? 
-- Gergin "what madness is next?" Frothingslosh

Francine -- Congrats on taking the throne.  You caught me with the wrong strat 
although you've consistently beat me running my best strats.  Whatever gains in 
development I had over you will also quickly disappear with learns like that too.  
Your invite may come soon, will you run in AD? -- Reap the Field

Reidi -- I know you'll miss me. -- Anguish

Reidi -- I've been waiting for you... you won't avoid me now, will you? -- Lurch

Chriseis -- A good try, sword-sister. -- Tailida Dawnrain

Weasel -- I never was a fan of weasels, and now I see why.  Still, the skills are 
appreciated. -- Tsomegh

Earthworm -- I find you rather disturbing, and I'm glad you didn't win.  The image of 
myself as defeated by a worm was not a pleasant one. -- Reidi

Anguish -- Is this some kind of special day that we didn't know about?  I mean, US 
going 4-0 is, well, a shock to say the least.  Not that we MIND, but we're very 
surprised. -- Drogoi

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

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANGUISH was viciously butchered by CHARLIE STONETROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHRISEIS unbelievably bested TAILIDA DAWNRAIN in a 7 minute expert's Challenge battle.
LURCH vanquished REIDI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WEASEL overpowered TSOMEGH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FRANCINE was devastated by REAP THE FIELD in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
EARTHWORM was viciously subdued by DROGOI in a 3 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  14 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 356 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REAP THE FIELD 5088        12   8  0  103 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
TOTAL PARRY      CHRISEIS 4989              23  11  1  108 AMAZON ELITE (536)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAILIDA DAWNRAIN 5051      21   9  2   96 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 3   0  0   48 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAILIDA DAWNRAIN 5051.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TAILIDA DAWNRAIN 5051.  The ten other most popular fighters were DROGOI 
5156, ANGUISH 5139, REAP THE FIELD 5088, CHRISEIS 4989, WEASEL 5153, LURCH 5135, 
REIDI 5133, TSOMEGH 5132, FRANCINE 5021, and EARTHWORM 5085.

The least popular fighter this week was EARTHWORM 5085.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRANCINE 5021, TSOMEGH 5132, REIDI 5133, LURCH 5135, WEASEL 5153, 
CHRISEIS 4989, REAP THE FIELD 5088, ANGUISH 5139, DROGOI 5156, and TAILIDA DAWNRAIN 
5051.

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

TAILIDA DAWNRAIN (51-5051) DARK HORSEMEN (433)