DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2003    Duedate: 01/10/2004

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-322

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPENCER
THE BOLT (378)
(62-3610) [12-7-2,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPENCER                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE BOLT (378)                 
(62-3610) [12-7-2,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPENCER                        PSYCO KILLER
THE BOLT (378)                 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
(62-3610) [12-7-2,94]          (62-3804) [3-3-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SRETSAMLEUD (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SRETSAMLEUD (407)           67
2. DEE CEE (397)                6      SRETSAMLEUD (407)
3. SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)       4      Unchartered Team
4. AS SEEN ON TV (361)          2
5. SAMURAI KIDS II (390)        1      DEE CEE (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         35  22  4 61.4   1/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         7  2 1
 2/ 3 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    30  19  0 61.2   2/ 1 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     6  8 1
 3- 5*SOCCER STUDS (411)         8   6  0 57.1   3/ 2 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       5  6 0
 4/ 1*DEE CEE (397)              5   4  0 55.6   4/ 4 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    4  3 0
 5- 6 THE BEARS (268)          261 213 18 55.1   5- 7 LATE SHOW (403)           3  2 0
 6- 8 FISH MONGERS (406)        29  26  0 52.7   6- 8 THE BEARS (268)           2  2 0
 7/ 7 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     85  78  9 52.1   7- 3 MITHRAL HALO (383)        2  2 0
 8/ 9 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      126 131  8 49.0   8- 6 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   2  3 0
 9-10 MITHRAL HALO (383)        60  65  2 48.0   9/ 9*DEE CEE (397)             2  3 0
10/ 0 THE BOLT (378)            38  45  3 45.8  10-12*SOCCER STUDS (411)        1  1 0
11-11 LATE SHOW (403)           31  41  3 43.1  11-10 FISH MONGERS (406)        1  4 0
12-12 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)  101 142 10 41.6  12/ 0 THE BOLT (378)            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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): MAC of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): MAUI WAUI of TACO GODS from ZENSU (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): RAGE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): DREIHDENWALD (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): ALOHA ALICE of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
                           BUBBA of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): VIGO of ALCHEMY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): 2 + 2 = 4 of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in VALAMANTIS this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SAMURAI KIDS II is pushed out of top team by SRETSAMLEUD, who came 
from 5th with a 5-0-1 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for MITHRAL HALO, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
7th.  SRETSAMLEUD stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-1 into a 4 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, BET OR 
NOT DIE fought BIJIN and gained 22 points and contributed to SRETSAMLEUD's 5-0-1.  
BIJIN has lost to BET OR NOT DIE, falling 20 points, while helping make SAMURAI KIDS 
II a 1-3-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, BLACK WIDOW kept THE BOLT's 
warrior, SPENCER, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Wasteland Bar uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the THE DEN OF 
SWORDS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on VALAMANTIS, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided THE DEN OF SWORDS stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was SAMURAI KIDS II.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
EASY TWEEZE from AS SEEN ON TV was VALAMANTIS' most challenged warrior this turn.  
CRYSALIS of SRETSAMLEUD had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 points 
in a challenge which he won.  I thought CRYSALIS showed great skill and promise when 
he overcame EASY TWEEZE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  JIGAI has departed VALAMANTIS, 
leaving SAMURAI KIDS II without their 5-7-0 warrior.  Question, just what was hers 
team doing at the taverns last night?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob 
the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, VALAMANTIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in VALAMANTIS, 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                  
 SPENCER 3610                 12   7  2    94       THE BOLT (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAWNRACER 3699               16  10  1    88       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          10   2  0    88       FISH MONGERS (406)
-AKLAR 3700                   13  12  1    79       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954           9   2  0    79       FISH MONGERS (406)
-FREON NECROPHILA 3861         4   1  0    72       DEE CEE (397)
-DOZER 3826                   17   8  0    68       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 BETTER NOT DIE 3982           9   3  0    68       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAVID LETTERMAN 3912          8   7  0    58       LATE SHOW (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIMMY KIMMEL 3913             8   6  0    56       LATE SHOW (403)
-MISTRESS 3928                10   8  2    55       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GED 3823                      8  11  0    55       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 EURO SHARK 4052               7   2  0    55       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 BET OR NOT DIE 3981           5   6  1    55       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 CRYSALIS 3980                 9   3  2    52       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-JACOB 3866                    6   3  0    51       THE BOLT (378)
-BRUCE WILLIS 4053             4   2  1    49       LATE SHOW (403)
 NINJATO 3977                  8   6  2    48       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908          9  10  2    43       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-THE BUM 3918                  5   2  0    43       THE BEARS (268)
-CARSON DAILY 3930             6   7  0    39       LATE SHOW (403)
 AEROBED 4005                  8   2  0    38       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              8  10  1    35       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOU 4002                      6   3  1    33       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-BAMBOO 4075                   5   1  3    33       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 BIJIN 4057                    6   3  0    32       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-THERRU 3958                   5   4  0    32       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 PSYCO KILLER 3804             3   3  0    28       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019        5   3  0    26       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-ARSENIO HALL 3973             3   7  1    25       LATE SHOW (403)
 GRIM REAPER 3803              3   2  0    25       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 GOAT 4085                     1   0  0    20       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-KING SAMMON 3955              4   6  0    18       FISH MONGERS (406)
-DOCTOR DEATH 3806             2   2  0    12       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-SARTANIAN 4081                1   1  0    12       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-SAVAGE 4076                   2   1  0    10       THE BEARS (268)
-SILENT DEATH 4033             1   5  0    10       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-DIEGO MARADONA 4021           2   2  0     8       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-ROBERTO BAGGIO 4022           1   1  0     7       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-LARGE MARGE 4070              1   1  0     4       THE BOLT (378)
-ELWEEZA CARPER 3993           0   3  0     3       FISH MONGERS (406)
-BLACK DAWN 4083               0   2  0     2       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-GINSU CLASSIC 4084            0   1  0     1       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRAG 3863              0  1 0 DEE CEE 397           STONE GOLEM 26        322 NONE    
LABEL GUN 3864         0  1 0 DEE CEE 397           BANDIT PRINCE 25      322 NONE    
SWORDFISH 4003         1  3 0 FISH MONGERS 406      BAMBOO 4075           321         
BAKA 4086              0  2 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   DARK CHAMPION 24      322 NONE    
JIGAI 3978             5  8 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   YOU 4002              322         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAKA was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRAG was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a monotonous 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
LABEL GUN was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
CRYSALIS overpowered EASY TWEEZE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PSYCO KILLER was bested by AEROBED in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
BLACK WIDOW savagely defeated SPENCER in a 2 minute master's Title competition.
BETTER NOT DIE bested EURO SHARK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
NINJATO handily defeated GRIM REAPER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BIJIN was vanquished by BET OR NOT DIE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YOU viciously butchered JIGAI in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
GOAT overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  3      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  20 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  37 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  60 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 322 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SPENCER 3610               12   7  2   94 THE BOLT (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   BETTER NOT DIE 3982         9   3  0   68 SRETSAMLEUD (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  EURO SHARK 4052             7   2  0   55 AS SEEN ON TV (361)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPENCER 3610.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PSYCO KILLER 3804.  The ten other most popular fighters were YOU 4002, BETTER NOT 
DIE 3982, NINJATO 3977, CRYSALIS 3980, AEROBED 4005, BET OR NOT DIE 3981, GOAT 4085, 
BAKA 4086, SPENCER 3610, and EURO SHARK 4052.

The least popular fighter this week was FRAG 3863.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIJIN 4057, GRIM REAPER 3803, EASY TWEEZE 3937, LABEL GUN 3864, JIGAI 
3978, EURO SHARK 4052, SPENCER 3610, BAKA 4086, GOAT 4085, and BET OR NOT DIE 3981.

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

BLACK WIDOW (62-3807) SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)