DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/27/2004    Duedate: 03/11/2004

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-325

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAIL IN THE AIR
ARENA FELINES (341)
(61-3148) [6-1-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAIL IN THE AIR                ROBESPIERRE
ARENA FELINES (341)            BLADES OF TERROR (348)
(61-3148) [6-1-0,91]           (61-3098) [6-3-0,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDDIE                        MANTIS SHRIMP
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)
(61-3096) [15-13-0,76]         (61-3305) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAVORITE GUYS (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADES OF TERROR (348)       9
2. ARENA FELINES (341)          7      ARENA FELINES (341)
3. FAVORITE GUYS (186)          2      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)       1
5. D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)       0      BLADES OF TERROR (348)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*BLADES OF TERROR (348)     8   5  0 61.5   1/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       7  8 1
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (341)      114  72  9 61.3   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (341)       4  1 0
 3- 4 D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)    59  65  7 47.6   3/ 4*BLADES OF TERROR (348)    3  1 0
 4/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      357 423  9 45.8   4- 3 D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)    2  0 0
 5- 6*SOIL MOVERS (374)          0   2  0  0.0   5- 6*SOIL MOVERS (374)         0  2 0
 6/ 0*SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)     0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)    0  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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JURINE this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, FREDDIE fought VETERAN MERCENARY 
and gained 16 points and contributed to FAVORITE GUYS' 2-3-0.  MARTINE has lost to 
CONVICTED ASSASSIN, falling 8 points, while helping make FAVORITE GUYS a 2-3-0 turn.  
Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, ELKIN HEMROCK has lost the 
title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, TAIL IN THE AIR now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of JURINE.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I 
saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the BLADES OF TERROR stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on JURINE, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding BLADES 
OF TERROR more than any other team we find SATAN'S AQUARIUM.  JURINE, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
ROBESPIERRE from BLADES OF TERROR was JURINE's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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.  Always good to rest in JURINE, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIL IN THE AIR 3148          6   1  0    91       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELKIN HEMROCK 2596           11   3  0   104       D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FROSTBYTE 2624               13   7  1    90       D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)
 ROBESPIERRE 3098              6   3  0    81       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 FREDDIE 3096                 15  13  0    76       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIT-KAT 3128                  5   5  1    65       ARENA FELINES (341)
 HENRY DEARE 3271              8   3  1    61       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTINE 3231                 12   9  0    53       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 A BELL AZIZIZI 3272           8   2  1    34       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M.C. CAT 3124                 4   5  0    27       ARENA FELINES (341)
-PUTTY TAT 3129                5   2  1    26       ARENA FELINES (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURNOUT 2635                  2   1  0    20       D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (150)
 GUILLOTINE 3100               2   0  0    19       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 DELORES 3311                  1   0  0     6       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-COOL CAT 3147                 1   1  0     4       ARENA FELINES (341)
-ATHENS 3300                   0   1  0     1       SOIL MOVERS (374)
 MANTIS SHRIMP 3305            0   1  0     1       SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tail in the Air -- That was embarrassing!  The fight description and the skills YOU
learned only differed by one line in length.  Was I a push-over, or what? -- Martine

Kit-Kat -- I expected you to be sweeter, somehow. -- A Bell Azizizi

It's the Khalhums Dwarf that's the bum here today, not me. -- The Bum Supreme

The Kung-Fu Master stepped on my tail and then hit me while I was trapped! -- Henry
Deare

The horrible truth comes out:  we aren't capturing Orcs, we're providing them with
welfare.  Any time an Orc feels hungry, he goes and gets "captured."  Bah. -- Freddie

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

KIT-KAT was bested by ROBESPIERRE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TAIL IN THE AIR devastated HENRY DEARE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
FREDDIE overcame VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute match.
MARTINE was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
A BELL AZIZIZI was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GUILLOTINE demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a dull 5 minute mismatched competition.
MANTIS SHRIMP was defeated by DELORES in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 325 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TAIL IN THE AIR 3148        6   1  0   91 ARENA FELINES (341)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBESPIERRE 3098            6   3  0   81 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
PARRY-STRIKE     FREDDIE 3096               15  13  0   76 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HENRY DEARE 3271            8   3  1   61 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
WALL OF STEEL    MARTINE 3231               12   9  0   53 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
AIMED BLOW       A BELL AZIZIZI 3272         8   2  1   34 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDDIE 3096.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MANTIS SHRIMP 3305.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREDDIE 3096, 
DELORES 3311, ROBESPIERRE 3098, TAIL IN THE AIR 3148, KIT-KAT 3128, A BELL AZIZIZI 
3272, HENRY DEARE 3271, MARTINE 3231, GUILLOTINE 3100, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GUILLOTINE 3100.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARTINE 3231, HENRY DEARE 3271, A BELL AZIZIZI 3272, KIT-KAT 3128, TAIL 
IN THE AIR 3148, ROBESPIERRE 3098, DELORES 3311, FREDDIE 3096, MANTIS SHRIMP 3305, 
and  0.