DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2003    Duedate: 07/10/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-359

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REAP THE FIELD
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5088) [14-9-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REAP THE FIELD                 ORANGE
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)         FRUITS (548)
(51-5088) [14-9-0,127]         (51-5168) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FRANCINE                       TSOMEGH
AMAZON ELITE (536)             DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5021) [18-14-4,86]         (51-5132) [8-6-1,58]

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)      71
2. FRUITS (548)                39      SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         24      Unchartered Team
4. ARCTIC BELT (488)            1
5. AMAZON ELITE (536)         -11      FRUITS (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FRUITS (548)               2   0  0  100   1/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)   11  4 1
 2/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    63  30  1 67.7   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  4 1
 3/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        56  48  6 53.8   3/ 0*FRUITS (548)              2  0 0
 4/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      374 477 13 43.9   4/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        1  3 0
 5/ 4*ARCTIC BELT (488)          0   2  0  0.0   5/ 4*ARCTIC BELT (488)         0  2 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 472): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 357): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 473): SGT SCHULTZ of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 459): TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 423): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 358): 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 308): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): CADELL of THE OCTAVIANS (Big Red, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 351): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 357): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 473): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 459): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 458): STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 432): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 423): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 358): 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 308): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 134): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 351): 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   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 473): SCHMEIKEL of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BIG FUN of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 459): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (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.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, 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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TRICORUS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  DARK HORSEMEN posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  
Everybody loves a winner...  FRUITS had cause to celebrate, after ORANGE got 20 
points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  HAROCH certainly had a baffled expression on 
his face, after losing to RAZOR WYRM and losing 9 points in the process!  The arena 
was more crowded than usual this time, as FRANCINE faced TRICORUS' Duelmaster.  REAP 
THE FIELD successfully staved off a grab for the roses by FRANCINE of AMAZON ELITE.  
Does TRICORUS have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in 
TRICORUS is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     And how sociable are TRICORUS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, FRANCINE 
is the most challenged warrior.  My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note 
the mismatched fight, GARGANTUAN APHID and POLAR WORM.  Are SORROW'S HARVEST 
unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought GARGANTUAN APHID showed great skill 
and promise when it defeated POLAR WORM.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Those who owe 
CRYMAGNSTATURE of SORROW'S HARVEST money and had written it off, take note:  it'S 
BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND it'S MAD!!!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he 
will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRICORUS is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid TRICORUS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAP THE FIELD 5088          14   9  0   127       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISEIS 4989                23  12  1    89       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 FRANCINE 5021                18  14  4    86       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 LURCH 5135                   10   2  0    73       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIDI 5133                    8   6  0    60       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DROGOI 5156                   5   1  0    60       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TSOMEGH 5132                  8   6  1    58       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNAH 5059                   5   7  1    45       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178           1   0  1    33       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGANTUAN APHID 5171         3   0  0    23       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
-BELLONA 4986                  2   1  0    22       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 ORANGE 5168                   1   0  0    20       FRUITS (548)
 APPLE 5169                    1   0  0    19       FRUITS (548)
 RAZOR WYRM 5179               1   0  0    18       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 POLAR WORM 4338               0   2  0    10       ARCTIC BELT (488)
-DAPHNE 4987                   2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HAROCH 5177                   1   1  1     5       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ADELA RIAN 25          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178   359 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Four-Oh against standbys?  Great for the team record, but otherwise a sour joke. --
Dark Horsemen

     Add some sugar and water and call it lemonade. -- Ed.

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.

26 June 2003

All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRYMAGNSTATURE delivered the death blow upon ADELA RIAN in a 4 minute fight.
FRANCINE was devastated by REAP THE FIELD in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
GARGANTUAN APHID overcame POLAR WORM in a 5 minute Challenge match.
LURCH overpowered HANNAH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
REIDI overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TSOMEGH devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
DROGOI overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HAROCH was devastated by RAZOR WYRM in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
APPLE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute uneven melee.
ORANGE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 6 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 359 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REAP THE FIELD 5088        14   9  0  127 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REIDI 5133                  8   6  0   60 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 5   1  0   60 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TSOMEGH 5132                8   6  1   58 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 TSOMEGH 5132.  The ten other most popular fighters were LURCH 5135, DROGOI 5156, 
REAP THE FIELD 5088, REIDI 5133, RAZOR WYRM 5179, HANNAH 5059, CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178, 
FRANCINE 5021, HAROCH 5177, and ORANGE 5168.

The least popular fighter this week was APPLE 5169.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POLAR WORM 4338, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, ORANGE 5168, HAROCH 5177, 
FRANCINE 5021, CRYMAGNSTATURE 5178, HANNAH 5059, RAZOR WYRM 5179, REIDI 5133, and 
REAP THE FIELD 5088.

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

REAP THE FIELD (51-5088) SORROW'S HARVEST (542)