DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2003    Duedate: 11/20/2003

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-162

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUCIA
ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2256) [23-13-1,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCIA                          CALLIOPE
ISLANDERS (247)                MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
(59-2256) [23-13-1,93]         (59-2389) [1-0-1,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLAKER                         SLAKER
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2284) [10-13-0,43]         (59-2284) [10-13-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE EXPLORERS (21)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)       22
2. THE EXPLORERS (21)          20      THE EXPLORERS (21)
3. ISLANDERS (247)             17      Unchartered Team
4. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)      0
5. NOT QUITE (240)              0      MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 NOT QUITE (240)           19  10  1 65.5   1/ 3 THE EXPLORERS (21)       11  4 1
 2- 2 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)     40  23  0 63.5   2- 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   7  3 0
 3- 3 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   44  32  3 57.9   3/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 0
 4- 4 HANGOVERS (265)          109  87 12 55.6   4- 2 HANGOVERS (265)           5  3 1
 5/ 5 THE EXPLORERS (21)       130 104  7 55.6   5- 6 NOT QUITE (240)           2  1 1
 6/ 0*MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)      2   3  1 40.0   6- 5 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)     2  2 0
 7/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          134 210  5 39.0   7/ 0*MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)     2  3 1

    '*'   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 480): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): FIERCE ONE-EYE of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): KNOCKED UP! of UNKNOWNS (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): none
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): FEISTY POODLES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 479): DIESEL of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 483): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 480): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 475): QUIBBLE of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
               (turn 465): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           MONSOON of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 439): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Congrats to MacAuliffe for being honourable in reponse to his kill.  He may have
lost his first title belt, but mark my words, he will be back, as he is much better
than his record would seem to indicate.  My challenges and avoids this turn go to
Hoffa With Hair.  Now that he's had a legitimate non-NPC loss, he deserves his shot
back at the throne.

Ghastly Migraine
Hangovers

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ILLIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as IMPROVED ILLUSION is pushed out of top team by THE EXPLORERS, who came 
from 3rd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  ILLIS welcomes a new team to our ranks, 
unofficially of course, for now.  But welcome nonetheless to MEGAERA'S MUSES.  Let's 
see what you can do.  And let's see, COOK fought CAPTURED ORC and gained 14 points 
and contributed to THE EXPLORERS' 4-1-1.  GLENN has lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD, falling 
11 points, while helping make THE EXPLORERS a 4-1-1 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, GHASTLY MIGRAINE has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
And all eyes were on LUCIA this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
ILLIS has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ILLIS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ILLIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIA 2256                   23  13  1    93       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324        19  17  5   135       HANGOVERS (265)
-FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326        23  14  1   111       HANGOVERS (265)
-SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323         14   4  1   104       HANGOVERS (265)
-HOFFA WITH HAIR 2297         14   2  0    96       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR PRANCELOT 2286           12   3  0    89       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
-SIR TIPPER 2287              11   3  0    87       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 DUFF 2180                     5  66  0    81       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANUBIS 2395                   7   2  0    62       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 MACAULIFFE 1811               6   9  2    58       THE EXPLORERS (21)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVANGELION 2340               8   6  1    57       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATTA-BOY 2363                 5   3  0    53       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)
 SLAKER 2284                  10  13  0    43       ISLANDERS (247)
 LEWIS 2402                    6   3  0    41       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 COOK 2419                     4   1  0    39       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-OOKAZI 2401                   5   3  1    38       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 GLENN 2415                    4   2  0    38       THE EXPLORERS (21)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UMI 2414                      3   3  0    28       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-CHUCKLER 2381                 5   2  0    26       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (258)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMMER EAD 2425                2   0  0    21       ISLANDERS (247)
-FLAMING MOE 2420              2   1  0    19       HANGOVERS (265)
 WIMPIRA 2421                  3   1  0    16       ISLANDERS (247)
 CALLIOPE 2389                 1   0  1    14       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 KIRK 2417                     3   2  1    12       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-BLOODY CAESAR 2422            1   1  1     5       HANGOVERS (265)
 CLIO 2391                     1   0  0     5       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 THALIA 2390                   0   1  0     1       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 URANIA 2387                   0   1  0     1       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   CALLIOPE 2389         162 NONE    
SIR WILLIAMS 2423      0  1 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 258   BLOODY CAESAR 2422    160         
MELPOMENE 2388         0  1 0 MEGAERA'S MUSES 272   KIRK 2417             162         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frosted Flake -- Why are they not here?  Probably the same reason no one else is,
this isn't exactly the most competitive arena in the game.  I'm only here because I
like slow arenas.  I have won 7 of 9 awards before, so you don't impress me.  As for
the throne, I've held it here and other places as well, and more than one turn to
boot.  So what is the big deal?  As for reaching 100 wins in here, wow I stand
amazed.  I have done it on 4 occasions with slow arena teams.  If you are looking for
me to be impressed, you have to dig deeper than that.  Crip has 535 wins in North
Fork and The Icelord 549 in Chimlevtal, which are impressive to me.  Not enough room
to list all the managers that have 300, 200, and 100+ wins in slow arenas.  Hey, they
are your goals, so who am I to judge.  If you are that easily impressed, more power
to you. -- Phantasm

Flaming -- I've been wary of Hangovers for the last few turns, but it looks like I
don't have anyone else to challenge.  I could go down against The Islanders, but I
couldn't do that to J and it not be pre-arranged for info seeking.  So, looks like
I'm coming after one of you...not sure which though. -- HWH
P.S.  I'm just here for the arena FE now, already have my PPs to graduate.  Have to
live that long first though.

Hoofa With Hair -- That was a little better, but I still can't riposte my way out of
a wet paper bag. -- Flaming Drambuie

Lewis -- That looks like a challenge Homer dreamt up. -- Flaming Moe

Cook -- I'll be back with a chaser. -- Bloody Caesar

Taking some turns off in here to save up some $$ for the TOGS IV.  I'll shall
return. -- Phantasm

I fought a Convicted Assassin?  Is this some subtle hint from the government that
they need more tax money to keep these wretches off our streets? -- Lucia

Oh, heck, I got a Convicted Assassin, too, and he LOST to me. -- Duff the disgusted
P.S.  Where are all these assassins coming from?  Are they renegade Andorians?

Evangelion -- You come on like a lioness.  I like that in a woman. -- Slaker
P.S.  But not in a gladiatorial adversary.

Well, at least it wasn't another assassin. -- Wimpira

'Ey!  Hi got ha t'ief. -- 'Ammer 'Ead

Amazing, Ghastly Migraine is popular?  Is MOST popular?  (shudder) -- Lucia

Kellog -- (shrug)  I fight what comes with what I've got and then go home and have a
beer. -- Slaker

Hello, All!  My name is Megaera and I'm the sweet little sexy manager of this rag-tag
bunch of Muses.  I'm new in town so any kind gentleman who could offer a lady some
help would be welcome!  See ya'll later!! -- Megaera, mgr. Megaeras Muses

Today a flower unfurled its petals
     Drinking in the dew
Turned its face toward the sun
     And so life begins anew.
                         -- Calliope

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUCIA devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DUFF was viciously subdued by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's battle.
SLAKER lost to MACAULIFFE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
GLENN was savagely defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 5 minute brutal fight.
COOK viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute bloody beginner's brawl.
LEWIS beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
WIMPIRA defeated THALIA in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
AMMER EAD vanquished URANIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KIRK barely slew MELPOMENE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
CLIO outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a tiring 7 minute beginner's match.
CALLIOPE assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  2      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  26 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  4      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  1      38  |

Turn 162 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      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LUCIA 2256                 23  13  1   93 ISLANDERS (247)
BASHING ATTACK   COOK 2419                   4   1  0   39 THE EXPLORERS (21)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLAKER 2284.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SLAKER 2284.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACAULIFFE 1811, COOK 2419, 
AMMER EAD 2425, LUCIA 2256, WIMPIRA 2421, THALIA 2390, KIRK 2417, CALLIOPE 2389, DUFF 
2180, and LEWIS 2402.

The least popular fighter this week was CLIO 2391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GLENN 2415, URANIA 2387, MELPOMENE 2388, LEWIS 2402, DUFF 2180, 
CALLIOPE 2389, KIRK 2417, THALIA 2390, WIMPIRA 2421, and LUCIA 2256.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes