DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2003    Duedate: 06/12/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-357

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REAP THE FIELD
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5088) [12-9-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REAP THE FIELD                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)         
(51-5088) [12-9-0,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REAP THE FIELD                 TSOMEGH
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)         DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5088) [12-9-0,97]          (51-5132) [6-6-1,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SORROW'S HARVEST (542)      35
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          1      SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0      Unchartered Team
4. PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)      0
                                       FLYING DRAGONS (408)

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)    56  27  0 67.5   1/ 2 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    8  7 0
 2- 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        55  45  6 55.0   2/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 0
 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      367 476 12 43.5   3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  2 0
 4- 5*PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)    2   6  0 25.0   4- 4*PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)   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 470): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 355): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 475): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): BURNT OCHER of CRAYOLA KILLERS (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 430): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 408): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, 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 306): 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 349): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 470): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 355): THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 475): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): none
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): THAT 70'S TEAM (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 430): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 408): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 168): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 306): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 133): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 349): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 469): KHAZID'HEA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 354): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 472): SCALLAITIS of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 470): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 474): ENDYMION of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 471): PREACHER of THRILLZ & KILLZ (DeGotti, mgr.)
                           LEBEAU of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
                           WARHOL of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 466): ANGAR of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
                           JESUS CHRYSLER of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 465): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): NUMBERED WON of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            BUBBLES of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 456): SPECIES 3.14159265 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): BOTTINEAU of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): TAILIDA DAWNRAIN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRICORUS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DARK HORSEMEN was 
unseated this week as SORROW'S HARVEST moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  WEASEL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested DROGOI and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, WEASEL put down DROGOI, causing him to lose 
12 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of TAILIDA 
DAWNRAIN, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position 
in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  DARK HORSEMEN is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of SORROW'S HARVEST are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after REIDI.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip 
of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, LURCH?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge 
of REIDI?  All the city knows the duel went in favor of LURCH.  I shall not fail to 
spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRICORUS as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAP THE FIELD 5088          12   9  0    97       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISEIS 4989                23  11  1   108       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANCINE 5021                17  13  4    80       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 LURCH 5135                    9   1  0    73       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNAH 5059                   5   6  1    49       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WEASEL 5153                   5   1  0    49       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 EARTHWORM 5085               13   3  0    48       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 REIDI 5133                    6   6  0    45       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DROGOI 5156                   3   1  0    36       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSOMEGH 5132                  6   6  1    30       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)
 GARGANTUAN APHID 5171         1   0  0    15       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
-LITHIC 3506                   1   0  0    13       PANCREATIC NOMADS (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tailida Dawnrain -- You're just darn lucky you carried a backup scimitar into that
fight or you would have been seriously injured!  I let you get some of your hits in
order to wear you out a little faster.  But in the end, you just don't have the
endurance. -- Chriseis

Reap the Field -- Well, you did fine....  You just got incredibly lucky!  That makes
you just 2 wins out of 6 fights against me.  Am looking forward to another possible
match between us.  Will then make every attempt to dispatch you permanently. --
Francine

Chriseis -- I don't care for very long fights as a general rule, but with a
graduation notice at the end of it, there's not a single thing I will say in
disparagement of that match. -- Tailida Dawnrain

Lurch -- Where is your namesake?  We've missed him.  Or at least, that's what my
manager says; I never knew him, myself. -- Reidi

Weasel -- Fought like a true weasel.  Sneaky and vicious.  Good work. -- Tsomegh

Earthworm -- I always try to step on earthworms when I see 'em on the sidewalk, you
know, and then I met one in the arena and had to go all out.  Nothing personal, just
your name. -- Drogoi

Gergin "what is your problem?" Frothingslosh -- How the heck should I know? -- Jinda
P.S.  I did not avoid, so something may have happened in the office, I wouldn't know.
I don't work in the office.  As to employee teams being competitive, some are and
some aren't.  It depends on the employee.  Unlike some employees I can think of, I do
the best I can with the initial numbers on a warrior.  Unlike others I can think of,
once I've got the warrior started, I seldom do anything by way of strategy changes.
I'm a middle-of-the-ground employee-manager.
P.P.S.  But you can count on me for personals.

Anguish -- Oh, I will, I truly will.  I'll weep and wail. -- Reidi

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

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain

the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LURCH devastated REIDI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WEASEL viciously subdued DROGOI in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
REAP THE FIELD was subdued by TAILIDA DAWNRAIN in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
EARTHWORM unbelievably bested TSOMEGH in a popular 5 minute gory contest.
GARGANTUAN APHID demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  13 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 357 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REAP THE FIELD 5088        12   9  0   97 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
TOTAL PARRY      EARTHWORM 5085             13   3  0   48 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 3   1  0   36 DARK HORSEMEN (433)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REAP THE FIELD 5088.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TSOMEGH 5132.  The ten other most popular fighters were WEASEL 5153, LURCH 
5135, REAP THE FIELD 5088, EARTHWORM 5085, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, REIDI 5133, DROGOI 
5156,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DROGOI 5156.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were REIDI 5133, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, EARTHWORM 5085, REAP THE FIELD 5088, 
LURCH 5135, WEASEL 5153, TSOMEGH 5132,  0,  0, and  0.

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

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