DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2003    Duedate: 06/26/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-358

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REAP THE FIELD
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5088) [13-9-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REAP THE FIELD                 POLAR WORM
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)         ARCTIC BELT (488)
(51-5088) [13-9-0,116]         (51-4338) [0-1-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FRANCINE                       REAP THE FIELD
AMAZON ELITE (536)             SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5021) [18-13-4,93]         (51-5088) [13-9-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         48
2. SORROW'S HARVEST (542)      12      SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
3. ARCTIC BELT (488)            9      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)          -6
                                       ARCTIC BELT (488)

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)    58  30  0 65.9   1/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    9  6 0
 2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        56  46  6 54.9   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 1
 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      371 476 13 43.8   3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  2 0
 4/ 0*ARCTIC BELT (488)          0   1  0  0.0   4/ 0*ARCTIC BELT (488)         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 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 476): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 471): BURNT OCHER of CRAYOLA KILLERS (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 475): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 472): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 467): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 458): TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 457): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 409): RUBBER BUMPER of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 357): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 307): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): CADELL of THE OCTAVIANS (Big Red, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 350): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 476): THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 471): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 475): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 472): DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 467): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 458): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 457): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 182): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 409): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 357): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 307): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 350): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 356): OSANNA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Lord Noll, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 457): NUMBERED WON of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            BUBBLES of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 456): BOTTINEAU of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 431): KRASNOYASK-26 of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
                          ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 422): MEN WORKING of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                  (turn 421): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 356): TAILIDA DAWNRAIN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  DARK HORSEMEN is no joke as it posted a 4-0-1 week advancing from 2nd 
place to 2nd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for TSOMEGH, who flew up 18 points in 
the rankings after mashing THE USEROUS MERCHANT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  LURCH lost to 
FRANCINE and drops 7 points.  CHRISEIS got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No 
doubt she was more than anxious to kick REAP THE FIELD's tail out of the throne!  
Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was AMAZON ELITE's 
CHRISEIS, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by REAP THE FIELD.  An apple a 
day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRICORUS arena.  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of CHRISEIS, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  This week 13-4-0 EARTHWORM was sent to the Dark Arena.  I 
know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of this.  There's 
got to be more reason for the sending of EARTHWORM to the Dark Arena than its record 
(13-4-0).  Anybody got any ideas SORROW'S HARVEST?  WEASEL says to his dog--'Who 
should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'TRIER SAILOR'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put 
lying dogs to sleep.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in 
the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAP THE FIELD 5088          13   9  0   116       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANCINE 5021                18  13  4    93       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISEIS 4989                23  12  1    89       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURCH 5135                    9   2  0    66       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIDI 5133                    7   6  0    49       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-HANNAH 5059                   5   6  1    49       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TSOMEGH 5132                  7   6  1    48       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DROGOI 5156                   4   1  0    48       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELLONA 4986                  2   1  0    22       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 GARGANTUAN APHID 5171         2   0  0    21       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 HAROCH 5177                   1   0  1    14       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 POLAR WORM 4338               0   1  0     9       ARCTIC BELT (488)
-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?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   HAROCH 5177           358 NONE    
EARTHWORM 5085        13  4 0 SORROW'S HARVEST 542  TRIER SAILOR 22       358 NONE    
WEASEL 5153            5  2 0 SORROW'S HARVEST 542  TRIER SAILOR 22       358 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lurch -- It seems like you're always off balance and about to move in one direction,
and then you move in another direction and confuse me completely. -- Reidi the
Completely Confused
P.S.  Any idea where Lurch is these days?  And Lady Lurch, too, of course.

Weasel -- Typical, definitely typical. -- Drogoi

Reap the Field -- That was just to make sure I had it right.  And I do.  Not that I
want to use my favorites, they're depressing. -- Tailida Dawnrain

Earthworm -- I was all set to squish you, and then I discovered that you aren't just
any old worm, you're a Can of Worms.  (sigh) -- Tsomegh

Sorrow's Harvest -- If you avoid us, there's nobody left to fight. -- Dark Horsemen

Chriseis -- Being immortal, I don't need the endurance. -- Tailida

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

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EARTHWORM was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WEASEL was slaughtered by TRIER SAILOR in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CHRISEIS was demolished by REAP THE FIELD in a 2 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
LURCH was devastated by FRANCINE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
REIDI bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
DROGOI overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TSOMEGH devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
GARGANTUAN APHID handily defeated POLAR WORM in a 4 minute gruesome uneven melee.
HAROCH slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 358 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REAP THE FIELD 5088        13   9  0  116 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHRISEIS 4989              23  12  1   89 AMAZON ELITE (536)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REIDI 5133                  7   6  0   49 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TSOMEGH 5132                7   6  1   48 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 4   1  0   48 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FRANCINE 5021.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was REAP THE FIELD 5088.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRANCINE 5021, 
WEASEL 5153, REIDI 5133, DROGOI 5156, TSOMEGH 5132, EARTHWORM 5085, CHRISEIS 4989, 
LURCH 5135, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, and HAROCH 5177.

The least popular fighter this week was POLAR WORM 4338.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAROCH 5177, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, LURCH 5135, CHRISEIS 4989, 
EARTHWORM 5085, TSOMEGH 5132, DROGOI 5156, REIDI 5133, WEASEL 5153, and FRANCINE 
5021.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes