DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2004    Duedate: 03/10/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-345

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TENACULUM
GENERAL SURGERY (267)
(56-3735) [13-5-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUNTAIN GOAT                  4-0 PROLENE
REDHORSE (207)                 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
(56-3700) [17-17-3,85]         (56-2570) [23-18-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GENERAL SURGERY (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       32
2. REDHORSE (207)              31      REDHORSE (207)
3. ARNIE'S ARMY (404)           0      Unchartered Team
4. LAFFALYMPICS (402)           0
5. BAD APPLES (187)           -24      IS IT MAN...? (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LAFFALYMPICS (402)        10   7  0 58.8   1/ 1 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     8  5 1
 2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)           339 390 13 46.5   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 0
 3/ 5 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     74  97  2 43.3   3/ 3 REDHORSE (207)            6  9 0
 4- 4*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)         3   4  0 42.9   4- 4*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        3  4 0
 5/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)         289 387 14 42.8   5- 5*LAFFALYMPICS (402)        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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): LIFETAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
                (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Once again, Rocanis, I greet you as your Duelmaster.  With Captain Caveman crawling
back into his cave until the next tourney I plan to be here until graduation
(hopefully only one more turn before the invite comes?).  Thanks to Mountain Goat for
another 3 skills and a Master in Init.  Sorry about the shot to the neck, I was
aiming a lot lower...but then I guess I don't need to really apologize to a guy with
3 kills, huh?  To those of you wondering what a tenaculum really is...let's just say
that if you saw one you'd cringe.  I ain't pretty but I get the job done.  Well Goat,
you're the only one in reach, guess it's rematch time!

Tenaculum

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ROCANIS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for PALOMINO?  
REDHORSE's proud of her after beating CANDY APPLE and getting 14 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  CANDY APPLE's match with PALOMINO cost her a loss of 12 points!  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think TENACULUM should let 
MOUNTAIN GOAT be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ROCANIS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like, who is this gal???  4-0 PROLENE gets sent to the Dark 
Arena, battles NAIRON, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet GENERAL SURGERY manager is 
surprised!  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENACULUM 3735               13   5  0   123       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721            17   5  0   123       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 4-0 PROLENE 2570             23  18  1   105       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN TOE 3683              16  22  1    90       REDHORSE (207)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           17  17  3    85       REDHORSE (207)
 APPLEMINT 3736               11   8  1    77       BAD APPLES (187)
-CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753          7   1  0    73       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
 DEADFALL 3685                11  26  0    68       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVELINO 3728                12   8  0    64       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONATHANNIE 3747              8   7  0    46       BAD APPLES (187)
 BITTER VETCH 3762             6   2  0    37       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                 7   8  0    29       REDHORSE (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754         3   6  0    22       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
 PALOMINO 3766                 2   2  0    19       REDHORSE (207)
-ROSE HIPS 3774                1   1  0    13       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-L. GLUTAMINE 3772             1   0  0    10       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
-STEARIC 3788                  1   0  0     8       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 CANDY APPLE 3786              2   1  0     7       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NAIRON 19              0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          4-0 PROLENE 2570      345 NONE    
MONOJECT 3768          1  2 0 GENERAL SURGERY 267   JO-KOBA HARRO 26      345 NONE    
DA24 3789              0  1 0 GENERAL SURGERY 267   MAINAKHA-TE MASTER 22 345 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rose Hips -- Is that anything like 'chicken lips'?  Whatever, I don't belong here,
good-bye cruel girl! -- Monoject

Applemint -- Wow, I must be faster than I thought.  No challenges left around here, I
plan to try out some night fighting. -- 4-0 Prolene

Mountain Goat -- Well...I'd beaten a few folks by pretending to be an AB...doesn't
work on lungers I guess.... -- 4-0 Prolene

Broken Toe -- Wow, dodging crits like that, you'll have a hard time convincing me
there's anything wrong with your toe! -- Eleven Blade

Palomino -- We're sorry, DA23 can't come to the door right now.  Please leave a
message at the funeral...beep!

Arnie's Army -- Huh, Arnie must work at GNC, I guess. -- Darkfist (General Surgery)

4-0 Prolene -- You wanted to be the only survivor of our fight?  How awful!  I
thought we were FRIENDS, and you tried to KILL me!  I am so shocked.  So grieved.
Disconsolate. -- Applemint
P.S.  And I didn't like the way you said I was a fine opponent, either.  Like you
didn't really mean it.  Talk about a sneer!

These priests of Mytori are pushovers.  Hah! -- Deadfall

Javelino -- If someone comes along and sees a pig like you with an apple like me in
your mouth, they'll think you're ready for roasting, and I'll be GLAD.  I think you
SHOULD be roasted.  (thoughtful pause)  Mesquite coals, yeah, that'd be best.... --
Jonathannie

Hedgehog -- I just took some of the advice we're always getting (like these spy
reporters had any IDEA how to be a gladiator!), took a dagger, honed it with my
years, or maybe that was the other way around, and shaved you close.  No hedgehog
bristles now, you untidy wretch. -- Bitter Vetch

The Mage's Apprentice is an ABSOLUTE wuss.  Worthless in the arena. -- Candy Apple
P.S.  And he only taught me one skill.  He obviously doesn't know ANYTHING really
USEFUL.

Tenaculum -- Are you sure you like that weapon?  Oh well, with the three skills I
taught you, you ought to make better use of it. -- Mountain Goat
P.S.  I have a secret admirer.

Eleven Blade -- Damn, I hate those groin hits.  Any day you get a groin hit in the
arena is like a living nightmare.  The only remedy is to get totally drunk. -- Broken
Toe
P.S.  Hope you enjoy those three skills.

Wormy -- Here's a nice, juicy raspberry to go with them apples. -- Broken Toe

Jonathannie -- All of my team made a pact to try and teach at least three skills last
turn, and I'm glad I held up my end of it.  Thanks for the win though. -- Javelino

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

4-0 PROLENE viciously butchered NAIRON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MONOJECT was killed by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA24 was murdered by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TENACULUM devastated MOUNTAIN GOAT in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
ELEVEN BLADE demolished APPLEMINT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEADFALL was vanquished by BROKEN TOE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BITTER VETCH was overpowered by JAVELINO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JONATHANNIE defeated HEDGEHOG in a action packed 6 minute melee.
PALOMINO viciously subdued CANDY APPLE in a 5 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  27 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 345 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      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TENACULUM 3735             13   5  0  123 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
TOTAL PARRY      4-0 PROLENE 2570           23  18  1  105 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             11   8  1   77 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              12   8  0   64 REDHORSE (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747            8   7  0   46 BAD APPLES (187)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762           6   2  0   37 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 4-0 PROLENE 2570.  The ten other most popular fighters were JONATHANNIE 
3747, MONOJECT 3768, PALOMINO 3766, TENACULUM 3735, ELEVEN BLADE 3721, BROKEN TOE 
3683, JAVELINO 3728, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, CANDY APPLE 3786, and DA24 3789.

The least popular fighter this week was HEDGEHOG 3748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BITTER VETCH 3762, DEADFALL 3685, APPLEMINT 3736, DA24 3789, CANDY 
APPLE 3786, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, JAVELINO 3728, BROKEN TOE 3683, ELEVEN BLADE 3721, 
and TENACULUM 3735.

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

4-0 PROLENE (56-2570) GENERAL SURGERY (267)