DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2003    Duedate: 06/05/2003

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-156

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAMP                           HOFFA WITH HAIR
ISLANDERS (247)                IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2191) [15-46-0,91]         (59-2297) [11-0-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     52
2. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)       13      KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
3. THE EXPLORERS (21)          12      Unchartered Team
4. NOT QUITE (240)             12
5. HANGOVERS (265)             11      DARQUE FORCE (248)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)     31  15  0 67.4   1/ 3 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  12  3 1
 2/ 0 NOT QUITE (240)           15   8  0 65.2   2/ 1 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)    12  3 0
 3/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   30  21  2 58.8   3/ 2 THE EXPLORERS (21)        8  7 2
 4/ 3 THE EXPLORERS (21)       111  93  5 54.4   4/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           4 11 0
 5/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)           94  82 11 53.4   5/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)           3  2 0
 6- 5 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        21  24  0 46.7   6/ 0 NOT QUITE (240)           1  0 0
 7/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          121 194  5 38.4   7- 6 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        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 468): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): SABLE of HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): PERSEVERANCE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SULTAN of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): ABATIS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): TIGER SPLASH of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): LHI of SUPERIOR DOA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ONE MAN ARMY of ROOKIE ARMADA from CIMMERIAC (Doc
                             Steele, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 353): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 473): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 470): DOGS OF WAR (Sun Tsu, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 468): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Adela Chu, team captain)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 469): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 464): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 454): CARNAGE CANARIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 428): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 181): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 354): SORROW'S HARVEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 167): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 132): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 347): ROOKIE ARMADA, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 468): NEVERMORE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 472): PEGASUS of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 468): NEWKIRK of HOGAN'S HEROES (Postmaster, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 463): QUID PRO QUO of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 455): MR TACO WORKS of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            DUCK RUBBER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            BOX-SCITE of ROCK-ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 419): VELOXI of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 418): FOREVER MAN of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                              TAMRISSA of BLENDING ENTHRONED (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 180): ROB A. REE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 406): PORK CHOP JUKEBOX of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 353): F-BLACKSHADOW of F-LLOD BLADES (
                             SACRIFICE of MIGHTY MORALS (
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 155): ARMSTRONG of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
                          MINDBENDER of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 304): PINK HEART of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 303): KERMIT of THE MUPPETS (Jim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Aahh!!  Illis, it is such a good time to be alive and yet a sad time to be
alive.  Yes the celebration of me shall continue for one more moon, but this shall be
the last time I, your wonderful Duelmaster, shall be your Duelmaster.  I am now a
Protector.  I wish you all well and hope that your next Duelmaster will be as
gracious as I.  However I have my doubts that they shall be even a pale shadow of me.
I leave you now with some sage advice (please feel free to record this for your
memoirs), "You can never be too rich, too thin or too clever, and if you could be you
would all be me."

                              Your Glorious Duelmaster Armstrong

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ILLIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as KNIGHTS TEMPLAR is pushed 
out of top team by IMPROVED ILLUSION, who came from 3rd with a 5-0-1 this turn.  The 
THE EXPLORERS guild has had a 4-1-2 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, UMI fought HARVEY 
WALLBANGER and gained 17 points and contributed to IMPROVED ILLUSION's 5-0-1.  HARVEY 
WALLBANGER has lost to UMI, falling 11 points, while helping make HANGOVERS a 3-2-0 
turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between DARK CHAMPION and our Duelmaster 
ARMSTRONG, making a Dark Arena Challenge.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and ARMSTRONG remains ILLIS' top warrior for another turn.  By the way, 
was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Dripping Blade?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  CELTIC PRIDE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ILLIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And avoiding CELTIC PRIDE more than any other team we find KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.  ILLIS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that BALI from ISLANDERS was ILLIS' most challenged warrior this turn.  
Building dreams on hope, SIR PRANCELOT challenged up 29 points this turn to take on 
ROGERS from THE EXPLORERS stable.  But Fate isn't always willing to be cheated, and 
SIR PRANCELOT was bested by ROGERS, and THE EXPLORERS has not stopped laughing.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  ARMSTRONG must have surprised THE EXPLORERS this turn, after they 
sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  Had I not seen it, 
it would be hard to believe.  MINDBENDER was sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell 
about it!  Makes you think, no?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 2110       15   4  0   111       NOT QUITE (240)
 HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297         11   0  0   111       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326        19  13  1   102       HANGOVERS (265)
 GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324        15  16  5    98       HANGOVERS (265)
 LUCIA 2256                   21   9  1    96       ISLANDERS (247)
 BALI 2266                    16  12  1    96       ISLANDERS (247)
 ROGERS 1609                  12   5  0    96       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323         12   4  1    95       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMP 2191                    15  46  0    91       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUFF 2180                     4  61  0    73       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR TIPPER 2287               8   2  0    60       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 SIR PRANCELOT 2286            9   2  0    59       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVANGELION 2340               5   4  0    56       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BLA-BLA 2364                  5   1  0    56       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
-GWYDNO 2313                   5   3  0    46       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
-TALIESIN 2314                 4   8  0    40       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 ATTA-BOY 2363                 3   2  0    39       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 SLAKER 2284                   8   9  0    36       ISLANDERS (247)
-MADOC 2311                    4   4  0    35       CELTIC PRIDE (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOKAZI 2401                   3   0  1    28       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 ANUBIS 2395                   3   1  0    27       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-CYNAN 2312                    4   4  0    24       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 CHUCKLER 2381                 4   1  0    24       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CUNEDDA 2315                  4   5  0    21       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 MACAULIFFE 1811               3   6  1    20       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 UMI 2414                      1   0  0    17       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382        2   2  0     8       HANGOVERS (265)
 LEWIS 2402                    1   2  0     6       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 ALABAMA SLAMMER 2392          0   1  0     1       HANGOVERS (265)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   OOKAZI 2401           156 NONE    
DARK CHAMPION 24       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ARMSTRONG 1291        156 NONE    
BLACK ORC 20           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MINDBENDER 491        156 NONE    
RAMUH 2338             1  4 0 IMPROVED ILLUSION 261 MACAULIFFE 1811       153 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frosted Flake -- Passing up a chance for the throne, well yeah!  Let me see, a 26 FE
WS vs. a ST, I wonder where the advantage goes...hmmm?  Unlike yourself, I challenge
and I pick the challenge that best suits my purposes.  Keeping HWH undefeated is one
of those and making a suicide challenge is not my idea of good managing. -- Phantasm

Frosted Flake -- How about I have bragging rights for the stylemaster at 10-0?  Too
bad Rogers couldn't handle Lucia.  I hope you aren't whining about an 83 point BLOOD
FEUD down challenge.  If it were possible, I'd down challenge you without the blood
feud, but it's not, so you are in luck. -- Phantasm
P.S.  With the graduation of Mindbender and Armstrong, your advantage is now over.

All -- Did we all fight stand bys last turn? -- Phantasm

Fizban -- Alright, I get Unforgiven talking and now you clam up.  What's the deal? --
Phantasm

Taliesin -- You know, with a record like yours, you should be on our team.  Good try,
though. -- Slaker

Armstrong -- You're well-named. -- Bali

Mindbender -- Ah, very good.  Another loss, just what I need to keep me "down on the
farm."  Thanks. -- Duff
P.S.  Seriously.  I'm not joking here.

Rogers -- You'll have to explore in another direction, dear.  This one is taken. --
Lucia

Seems like the Veteran Mercenary has actually been practicing for a change. -- Hamp

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARMSTRONG butchered DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MINDBENDER murdered BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
HOFFA WITH HAIR viciously subdued BALI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SIR PRANCELOT was overpowered by ROGERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LUCIA was bested by IMMOVEABLE OBJECT in a 5 minute veteran's duel.
FLAMING DRAMBUIE bested HAMP in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory master's match.
DUFF was handily defeated by SLIPPERY NIPPLE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
GHASTLY MIGRAINE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BLA-BLA overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
EVANGELION overpowered SLAKER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
SIR TIPPER viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 4 minute brutal contest.
ATTA-BOY was unbelievably bested by CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
MACAULIFFE was luckily beaten by CHUCKLER in a 6 minute duel.
ANUBIS overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
OOKAZI easily killed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 3 minute mismatched bout.
HARVEY WALLBANGER was bested by UMI in a 3 minute novice's fight.
LEWIS subdued ALABAMA SLAMMER in a 3 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  21 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  2      38  |

Turn 156 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                                       4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 2110     15   4  0  111 NOT QUITE (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297       11   0  0  111 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326      19  13  1  102 HANGOVERS (265)
TOTAL PARRY      LUCIA 2256                 21   9  1   96 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323       12   4  1   95 HANGOVERS (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR PRANCELOT 2286          9   2  0   59 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 2340             5   4  0   56 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
BASHING ATTACK   BLA-BLA 2364                5   1  0   56 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAMP 2191.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR TIPPER 2287, 
FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326, HAMP 2191, GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324, UMI 2414, SLIPPERY NIPPLE 
2323, EVANGELION 2340, SLAKER 2284, ATTA-BOY 2363, and ALABAMA SLAMMER 2392.

The least popular fighter this week was CHUCKLER 2381.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OOKAZI 2401, HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382, SIR PRANCELOT 2286, LEWIS 2402, 
ANUBIS 2395, DUFF 2180, MACAULIFFE 1811, BLA-BLA 2364, IMMOVEABLE OBJECT 2110, and 
LUCIA 2256.

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

BALI (59-2266) ISLANDERS (247)
ROGERS (59-1609) THE EXPLORERS (21)

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

MINDBENDER (59-491) THE EXPLORERS (21)
ARMSTRONG (59-1291) THE EXPLORERS (21)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXV

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLAGUEBEARER 2221 (13-3-1)             8  3  0         SHADOWLAND           
ARMSTRONG 1291 (18-9-0)                2  3  0         THE EXPLORERS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLA-BLA 2364 (4-1-0)                   5  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      
SIR PRANCELOT 2286 (9-1-0)             1  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANUBIS 2395 (2-1-0)                    3  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    
OOKAZI 2401 (2-0-0)                    2  3  0         IMPROVED ILLUSION    

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAGELLAN 126 (25-16-0)                 0  3  0         THE EXPLORERS        

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROGERS 1609 (11-5-0)                   2  3  0         THE EXPLORERS        

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TALIESIN 2314 (4-8-0)                  0  3  0         CELTIC PRIDE         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MACAULIFFE 1811 (3-5-1)                1  3  0         THE EXPLORERS        
SIR TIPPER 2287 (7-2-0)                0  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR