DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2003    Duedate: 12/18/2003

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-163

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUCIA
ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2256) [24-13-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCIA                          THALIA
ISLANDERS (247)                MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
(59-2256) [24-13-1,108]        (59-2390) [1-1-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GHASTLY MIGRAINE               SLAKER
HANGOVERS (265)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2324) [19-18-5,92]         (59-2284) [10-14-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE EXPLORERS (21)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE EXPLORERS (21)          41
2. MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)       37      THE EXPLORERS (21)
3. ISLANDERS (247)              6      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/ 1 THE EXPLORERS (21)       11  4 1
 2- 3 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   44  32  3 57.9   2/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)           9  6 0
 3/ 5 THE EXPLORERS (21)       134 105  7 56.1   3/ 7*MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)     5  5 1
 4/ 4 HANGOVERS (265)          111  88 12 55.8   4/ 4 HANGOVERS (265)           4  3 0
 5/ 6*MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)      5   5  1 50.0   5- 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   3  2 0
 6/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          136 213  5 39.0   6- 5 NOT QUITE (240)           1  1 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 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I have become Duelmistress by defeating a Convicted Assassin?  That's
ridiculous.
     The ENTIRE challenger champion class went inactive?  Sad, very sad.

                                        Lucia

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ILLIS, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for 
a perceptive observation?) as MEGAERA'S MUSES can attest...  MEGAERA'S MUSES had 
cause to celebrate, after THALIA got 20 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BLOODY CAESAR was winsome, after beating AMMER 
EAD and seeing him lose 14 points.  GHASTLY MIGRAINE found out that ILLIS isn't a 
democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in 
ILLIS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of THE EXPLORERS should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, HANGOVERS scurried away from THE EXPLORERS.  Oh, the shame!  
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and WIMPIRA is it right now.  Most challenged 
warrior.  Isn't ISLANDERS proud!  DUFF found himself challenged by a warrior 23 
below:  MACAULIFFE.  MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS kept hers wits as she beat DUFF.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ILLIS farewell-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIA 2256                   24  13  1   108       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324        19  18  5    92       HANGOVERS (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUFF 2180                     5  67  0    82       ISLANDERS (247)
 MACAULIFFE 1811               7   9  2    78       THE EXPLORERS (21)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANUBIS 2395                   7   2  0    62       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEWIS 2402                    7   3  0    46       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 COOK 2419                     5   1  0    46       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 GLENN 2415                    5   2  0    46       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 SLAKER 2284                  10  14  0    44       ISLANDERS (247)
-OOKAZI 2401                   5   3  1    38       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UMI 2414                      3   3  0    28       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 FLAMING MOE 2420              3   1  0    24       HANGOVERS (265)
 BLOODY CAESAR 2422            2   1  1    24       HANGOVERS (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THALIA 2390                   1   1  0    21       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 WIMPIRA 2421                  4   1  0    19       ISLANDERS (247)
 CALLIOPE 2389                 2   0  1    16       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 MELODY 2428                   1   0  0    15       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 AMMER EAD 2425                2   1  0     7       ISLANDERS (247)
 CLIO 2391                     1   1  0     4       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 URANIA 2387                   0   2  0     2       MEGAERA'S MUSES (272)
 PARRY 2435                    0   1  0     1       THE EXPLORERS (21)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MELPOMENE 2388         0  1 0 MEGAERA'S MUSES 272   KIRK 2417             162 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kick -- I will be avenging my slain comrade so expect no mercy. -- Thalia

Kellog -- Melpomene was 15-5-13-5-17-12-17, so it was no big loss.  The replacement
seems to be much better so we shall see. -- Megaera

     But oh Melpomene!  Thy lyre of woe--
     To what a mournful pitch its keys were strung,
     And when thou badest its tones of sorrow flow,
     Each weeping Muse, enamoured, o'er thee hung;
     How sweet--how heavenly sweet, when faintly rose
     The song of grief, and at its dying close
     The soul seemed melting in the trembling breast;
     The eye in dews of pity floured away, and every heart,
     by sorrow's load opprest, To infant softness sunk,
     as breathed Thy mournful lay.
How poetic is that, the Muse of tragedy dies first. -- Kellog

Phantasm -- It's not the point that you or someone else you know did it somewhere
else.  The point is they haven't done it here, in my arena.  That's right, I said my
arena.  I have dominated this (my) arena since my return and the only goal I have
left is most wins.  Which the Islanders currently hold.  He (the Islanders stable
manager) has done a marvelous job of keeping that goal out of my grasp  However he
cannot elude me forever.  I will eventually catch him and surpass him.  Unless you
stop me, I will become the Winningest team in Illis and therefore the most dominant.
As for this arena not being competitive, my presence alone should make it so.  If
not, I'd wager gold that the other teams that have the guts to stay here would
disagree.  Five of the seven teams here are above 55%; that sounds pretty competitive
to me. -- Kellog

Megaera -- Molpomme was a lovely lass...and I would have liked to hear her sing...at

least once.  But fate is a cruel master...hers was to die by my sword...and mine will
be to live with the guilt...of destroying such a beautiful creature.  This shall
haunt me...until the end of my days. -- Kirk

Slaker -- Did someone say beer; I'd love one. -- Kellog

Ghastly -- I felt you coming two turns ago and took two aspirin.  I thought that
would get rid of you but I was wrong.  I thank you for taking it easy on me (KD) and
also for the shot at the throne. -- Kristy MacAuliffe, that's right I'm a girl

Flaming Moe -- Doh!! -- Lewis

Megaera -- After staring at these ugly mugs for the last several months it's nice to
see a pretty face.  Welcome to my arena. -- Kellog

That Venomous Concubine is one tough lady. -- Duff
P.S.  And MEAN.  She really knows how to hurt a guy.

Macauliffe -- Pretty women always have that effect on me.  Exhausting me after a few
intense minutes, I mean.  And, um, other effects. -- Slaker

Thalia -- (eagerly)  Come closer and let me get to know you really well.  (licks her
fangs)  Really, really well. -- -- Wimpira

Hurania -- Hi wasn't haiming to it you hon the ip. -- Ammer Ead

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

MACAULIFFE viciously subdued DUFF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
CLIO was subdued by WIMPIRA in a 1 minute novice's Challenge melee.
URANIA was overpowered by FLAMING MOE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BLOODY CAESAR devastated AMMER EAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LUCIA demolished GHASTLY MIGRAINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
LEWIS slimly won victory over CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 9 minute brutal fight.
GLENN unbelievably bested SLAKER in a popular 3 minute competition.
COOK viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
THALIA vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CALLIOPE won victory over PARRY in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
MELODY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  25 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  1      39  |

Turn 163 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    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LUCIA 2256                 24  13  1  108 ISLANDERS (247)
LUNGING ATTACK   GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324      19  18  5   92 HANGOVERS (265)
BASHING ATTACK   COOK 2419                   5   1  0   46 THE EXPLORERS (21)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SLAKER 2284.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACAULIFFE 1811, 
COOK 2419, CALLIOPE 2389, WIMPIRA 2421, FLAMING MOE 2420, BLOODY CAESAR 2422, GLENN 
2415, THALIA 2390, PARRY 2435, and DUFF 2180.

The least popular fighter this week was LEWIS 2402.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GHASTLY MIGRAINE 2324, AMMER EAD 2425, URANIA 2387, CLIO 2391, MELODY 
2428, LUCIA 2256, DUFF 2180, PARRY 2435, THALIA 2390, and GLENN 2415.

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

LUCIA (59-2256) ISLANDERS (247)
GHASTLY MIGRAINE (59-2324) HANGOVERS (265)

                       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