DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2003    Duedate: 09/18/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-364

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REIDI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5133) [11-8-0,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REIDI                          MENION LEAH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            FROM BEYOND (131)
(51-5133) [11-8-0,80]          (51-686) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REIDI                          DROGOI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5133) [11-8-0,80]          (51-5156) [8-3-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         18
2. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)      15      AMAZON ELITE (536)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)          14      Unchartered Team
4. FROM BEYOND (131)            4
5. SORROW'S HARVEST (542)       0      WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  4 0
 2/ 2*FROM BEYOND (131)          6   2  0 75.0   2/ 2*FROM BEYOND (131)         6  2 0
 3- 3*FRUITS (548)               6   2  0 75.0   3- 3 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    3  3 0
 4- 4 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    71  36  2 66.4   4/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  4 0
 5/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        61  54  6 53.0   5/ 6*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    1  0 0
 6/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      384 487 13 44.1   6- 4*FRUITS (548)              1  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 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     There was no one but the Venomous Concubine to contest with me for the
Duelmistresship of this arena?  A sad circumstance, and I fear a predictable one, for
this arena has been going down hill ever since that long ago killing contest.

                                        Reidi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TRICORUS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with BELLONA?  She 
actually beat FROM BEYOND's NIMBLE DEATHRA, and walked away with 15 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at FROM BEYOND.  NIMBLE DEATHRA lost 11 points to BELLONA.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe NIMBLE DEATHRA will provide more easy wins...  
Try as he might, KUNG FU MASTER wasn't good enough at persuading REIDI to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of TRICORUS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  TRICORUS 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIDI 5133                   11   8  0    80       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LURCH 5135                   13   2  1   123       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
-CHRISEIS 4989                24  12  1    91       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNAH 5059                   7   8  1    70       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSOMEGH 5132                 11   8  1    61       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DROGOI 5156                   8   3  0    61       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORANGE 5168                   3   1  0    27       FRUITS (548)
 MENION LEAH 686               2   0  0    27       FROM BEYOND (131)
 BARJIN 684                    2   0  0    26       FROM BEYOND (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARGANTUAN APHID 5171         5   2  0    23       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 BELLONA 4986                  3   2  0    23       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-APPLE 5169                    3   1  0    23       FRUITS (548)
-SPIDER-MAN 5173               1   0  0    21       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
-RAZOR WYRM 5179               2   2  0    19       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 WOLVERINE 5176                1   0  0    15       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
 HAROCH 5177                   2   5  1    12       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 INANNIA 5183                  1   2  0    10       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-DAPHNE 4987                   2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-QORK ORKKIN 688               1   0  0     8       FROM BEYOND (131)
 NIMBLE DEATHRA 687            1   1  0     4       FROM BEYOND (131)
-TORI'S ICICLE 5181            1   1  0     4       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHARDIN 685                   0   1  0     1       FROM BEYOND (131)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRANCINE 5021         18 16 4 AMAZON ELITE 536      LURCH 5135            361         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Inannia -- It seems I was still a little sleepy when they called my name for the
fight.  Should we meet again, I will be more prepared. -- Shardin

To all concerned -- Due to their poor performance last time, Qork Orkkin and Shardin
will be spending extra time training this week and will be unavailable. -- Kayelbe,
mgr. FROM BEYOND

Huh?  But I actually won my fight!  What gives? -- Qork

Qork and Shardin -- Meet me in the arena tonight, after the fights.  You will need a
little practice fighting in the dark, if you know what I mean. -- Kayelbe

Gargantuan Aphid -- Gotcha with the whale oil! -- Tsomegh
P.S.  Who'd've thought I'd end up siding with a bunch of farmers, eh?

Tori's Icicle -- Hang in there, kid.  You'll probably do lots better when it cools
off. -- Haroch

Well, darn.  Reidi went and stirred up the Concubine, and she beat me up.  I hate
that. -- Drogoi

Lurch -- Ah, just what we need, an absentee master.  You going to stay around for a
while this time? -- Nick, Dark Horsemen

Andorian at Heart -- You mean, come to Aruak City where they draw numbers to see who
is the Target of the Day?  No thanks. -- Nick

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MENION LEAH devastated HAROCH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
REIDI vanquished KUNG FU MASTER in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
TSOMEGH demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DROGOI devastated CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
NIMBLE DEATHRA was devastated by BELLONA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BARJIN defeated INANNIA in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
WOLVERINE devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 364 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REIDI 5133                 11   8  0   80 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TSOMEGH 5132               11   8  1   61 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 8   3  0   61 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REIDI 5133.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DROGOI 5156.  The ten other most popular fighters were REIDI 5133, BARJIN 684, MENION 
LEAH 686, BELLONA 4986, WOLVERINE 5176, TSOMEGH 5132, HAROCH 5177, NIMBLE DEATHRA 
687, INANNIA 5183, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was INANNIA 5183.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIMBLE DEATHRA 687, HAROCH 5177, TSOMEGH 5132, WOLVERINE 5176, BELLONA 
4986, MENION LEAH 686, BARJIN 684, REIDI 5133, DROGOI 5156, and  0.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff