DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/14/2003    Duedate: 11/27/2003

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-369

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHRISEIS
AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-4989) [27-13-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHRISEIS                       SPIDER-MAN
AMAZON ELITE (536)             WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
(51-4989) [27-13-1,112]        (51-5173) [4-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TSOMEGH                        SPIDER-MAN
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
(51-5132) [15-9-1,87]          (51-5173) [4-1-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          24
2. F-LLOD BLADES (502)         11      F-LLOD BLADES (502)
3. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)      10      Unchartered Team
4. FRUITS (548)                 7
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          1      FRUITS (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FRUITS (548)              11   3  0 78.6   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  4 0
 2/ 2*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)     7   2  1 77.8   2/ 2*FRUITS (548)              3  1 0
 3/ 0 F-LLOD BLADES (502)       42  23  3 64.6   3/ 3*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    3  2 0
 4/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        68  57  6 54.4   4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  3 0
 5/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      396 495 13 44.4   5/ 0 F-LLOD BLADES (502)       1  0 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 482): ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 318): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 482): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 318): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
               (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRICORUS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  INANNIA caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
F-BLACKBLADE put down KOLVEGH, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition in the 
process.  Although REIDI made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious CHRISEIS.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
TRICORUS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.  TRICORUS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is AMAZON ELITE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FRUITS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  ORANGE take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in TRICORUS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TRICORUS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 CHRISEIS 4989                27  13  1   112       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGOI 5156                  12   4  0   101       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSOMEGH 5132                 15   9  1    87       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-HANNAH 5059                   8   8  1    86       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-F-WHITE SHADOW 4696          12   3  0    68       F-LLOD BLADES (502)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIDER-MAN 5173               4   1  0    45       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
 APPLE 5169                    6   1  0    41       FRUITS (548)
 ORANGE 5168                   5   2  0    39       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F-KOPESH 4695                 8   2  0    33       F-LLOD BLADES (502)
-WOLVERINE 5176                3   1  1    32       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
-BELLONA 4986                  4   2  0    30       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INANNIA 5183                  3   4  0    26       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F-RAZOR 4800                  3   4  0    20       F-LLOD BLADES (502)
-F-SWITCH 4873                 2   0  1    13       F-LLOD BLADES (502)
 F-BLACKBLADE 5162             1   0  0    11       F-LLOD BLADES (502)
-DAPHNE 4987                   2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 KOLVEGH 5197                  1   2  0     5       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAROCH 5177            2  7 1 DARK HORSEMEN 433     WOLVERINE 5176        366         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chriseis -- I hate those turn-around fights when I start ahead and then lose.  But
dancing with you out there was kinda fun anyway.  It might be MORE fun, if we do it
without the swords, and without the bored fans (gods know why) throwing
vegetables.... -- Drogoi

"Khaluhums"?  Oooo-kay. -- Reidi

     They yodel while they yawn. -- Ed.

Do you suppose he calls himself that because he isn't GOOD enough to be a true
Khalhums Dwarf? -- Tsomegh, not complaining

Wolverine -- They tell me wolverine fur is one of the best for cold weather.
(hopefully)  You wouldn't have any to spare, would you? -- Kolvegh

Eight active warriors this time?  That looks bad, very bad, for this arena. -- Dark
Horsemen

Assur -- We're always kind. -- Tsomegh and other Dark Horsemen
P.S.  As to the rippers, I dunno, I just got to playing around with some, and they're
interesting.  Besides, there's so little competition for the stylemaster's position!
Reidi is 13-10-8-17-15-8-13, favors EP (never used it, she carries a scimitar),
low/moderate (has been going mod/mod), uses both lunge AND parry tactics but hasn't
tried 'em.  Normal endurance, can't take a lot of damage, does normal damage.  Master
in riposte, experts in attack and parry.

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHRISEIS unbelievably bested REIDI in a action packed 8 minute master's Title fight.
DROGOI handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TSOMEGH won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute brawl.
ORANGE was viciously subdued by SPIDER-MAN in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
APPLE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a unpopular 13 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
INANNIA devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KOLVEGH was overcome by F-BLACKBLADE in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 369 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    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHRISEIS 4989              27  13  1  112 AMAZON ELITE (536)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                12   4  0  101 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TSOMEGH 5132               15   9  1   87 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TSOMEGH 5132.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SPIDER-MAN 5173.  The ten other most popular fighters were DROGOI 5156, INANNIA 
5183, F-BLACKBLADE 5162, TSOMEGH 5132, ORANGE 5168, CHRISEIS 4989, KOLVEGH 5197, 
APPLE 5169,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was APPLE 5169.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOLVEGH 5197, CHRISEIS 4989, ORANGE 5168, TSOMEGH 5132, F-BLACKBLADE 
5162, INANNIA 5183, DROGOI 5156, SPIDER-MAN 5173,  0, and  0.

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

CHRISEIS (51-4989) AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

REIDI (51-5133) DARK HORSEMEN (433)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff