DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/20/2003    Duedate: 11/01/2003

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APE WILD
PRIMATES-R-US (389)
(25-4337) [17-8-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APE WILD                       POSITION IS EMPTY
PRIMATES-R-US (389)            
(25-4337) [17-8-2,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAM ULLAN                      TAM ULLAN
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4984) [9-8-1,52]           (25-4984) [9-8-1,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PRIMATES-R-US (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         25
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       4      THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
3. KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)      0      Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    55  30  4 64.7   1/ 1 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      10  1 0
 2/ 4 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       98  76  4 56.3   2/ 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   10  5 1
 3- 5*KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)    5   4  1 55.6   3- 2*KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)   4  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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Aruaki Clanhold #120 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of Kordos:

     Belana blinked.  A priestess healer named Adelora?  Yes, she wanted very much to
meet that woman!  As they passed into the blessed shadow of the trees, she noted that
Gelleran drew his sword.  Her hand went to her waist automatically, even though she
knew her sword had vanished along with Alastari.  "Is there danger?"
     "There may be," he answered, looking alertly from side to side.  "We found a
boat drawn up on the beach around the point," a half-gesture indicated the rocky
point to the west of where Belana awakened.  "It might have been fishermen seeking
shelter from last night's storm...except that there is no one to be found around
there, and fishermen wouldn't go far from their boat.  I fear it is more likely
minions of the Gray Witch have landed on Kordos, and I will take no risks where you
are concerned!"
     "The Gray Witch?"  This was getting more confusing by the moment, like Alastari
in some ways and very unlike in others.  She had heard of a parallel dimension where
there was a Sheila Blackwand, but this seemed a different place than either Alastari
as she knew it or the one she'd heard of.  Okay, three parallel dimensions, then.  At
least, she hoped there were only three.  If she had to hunt through a dozen
dimensions to find the world she belonged in, she'd...she didn't know what she would
do.
     Belana glanced at Gelleran out of the corner of her eye.  In her home dimension,
he had shown definite interest in her, the kind a man shows to a woman he wants, but
this man and the Belana of his world seemed to have gone beyond that point.  She
wouldn't be surprised to find that they were engaged.  And where WAS the Belana of
this world?  In Alastari?  Or around here somewhere?  She shook her head in a vain
effort to clear it.  Better not to borrow trouble.  "I take it this Gray Witch is an
enemy?"
     "The worst," Gelleran confirmed.  He glanced at Belana in his turn.  "The healer
must examine your head wound," he waved down her half-started protest.  "A blow to
the head may be more dangerous than it seems at the time, and you should KNOW how
terrible an enemy the Gray Witch is, Bel.  You shouldn't have to ask."
     Belana sighed.  How was she going to explain this, when she didn't fully
understand it herself?  But it had to be done.  She opened her mouth to begin.
     A voice in her own mind spoke first.  *Say nothing!  I forbid you to upset him
about this, on top of everything else!*
     Belana blinked.  At first she was surprised that the voice hadn't spoken out
loud, so distinct had it been.  *Who are you?  And where?*
     *I'm Bellana, of course, and this is MY body.  My world, and MY Gelleran!*

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Istoreth, Skaithvarn:

     The guards hustled them away from the waterfront and up a steep street to the
next level of buildings.  They weren't hostile or aggressive toward their charges,
but it was plain that they meant to be obeyed.
     Raoul cocked an eye at Berdan, who was walking next to him and breathing a
little heavily.  "You know who this Lord Dankilvan is?  What his position is here in
Istoreth?"
     The ex-assassin shook his head.  "Not to be sure of it.  Istoreth is ruled by a
council of lords, and I suppose he's one of them, but...I don't know which one."
     "Looks like we'll find out soon," Jeri remarked as the leading guards turned
through a gateway.
     They passed through a courtyard lined with small evergreen trees that had been
pruned into the shapes of fantastic creatures.  The building beyond was large and
foreign-looking.  Windows and doors had pointed tops and elaborate fretwork filled
with sly faces around them, the columns of the portico were shaped like tree-trunks
and done with such care and detail that it was possible to identify the type of tree
used as a model.  They were hurried through halls so filled with rich-colored carpets
and rich-colored tapestry wall hangings and richly inlaid furniture made of rich and
exotic woods that everything became a blur, a sort of visual indigestion.  Only the
occasional detail penetrated the dazzle:  an exquisitely curved vase the color of the
sky in a dream that stood quietly in a niche, a single white rose lying on a table, a
statue of a slim dog like a miniature greyhound that suddenly stood up and stepped
toward them, ears cocked curiously.
     They came out on a terrace that looked over the harbor and the Trier Sea beyond.
There were trellises of roses, and overhead screens to make shade, a fountain
rippling and flinging rainbows into the air, and benches, a table, a decanter of wine
and several glasses, and Lord Dankilvan.
     It was impossible to guess his age.  For one thing, he looked like having a lot
of elven blood.  High elven blood, the kind that was tall, thin, and blond, Araoi.
After the extreme richness of the furnishings in the house, he was dressed with
surprising plainness.  Silk, of course, but subdued in color, maybe gray or some
grayed shade, it was hard to tell because it kept changing subtly in the changing
light, but plain.
     Raoul noticed that the guards didn't follow them onto the terrace.  Either this
man was very trusting, or he figured he could handle any trouble they made.  It would
make a difference which.
     "You declared yourselves Andorian when you docked," he said.  "Very well.  Tell
me about this man Peranis and what he is up to."
     "You met him?" Berdan asked.
     "He...approached me.  With a book he wanted to sell.  I have books of my own and
did not desire his.  He became angry.  Desperate, too, I think.  What is he doing,
what is he likely to do if pushed to it?"
     "He's making trouble," Raoul said flatly.  "He's a renegade assassin--"
     Dankilvan's expression chilled.  "Any trouble Andoria gets into because of its
foul Assassins' Guild is well deserved.  But I will not have you drawing Istoreth
into it."
     "We're trying to prevent that," Raoul said quietly.  Was there any point in
telling this man that King Mickeal had outlawed the Assassins' Guild?  Probably not.
After all, it had been outlawed once before and had come back.  "We want to catch
Peranis and destroy his book."
     "Not keep it for your own use?"
     "No."
     Dankilvan was silent for a long moment, one hand resting lightly on the stopper
of the decanter.  Raoul noted that the stopper was formed from some kind of crystal
as full of rainbows as the falling water and wondered if it had magical properties.
Finally the Istorthene said, "I turned this Peranis from my presence once he had said
his piece.  The other Lords of Istoreth, advised by me, gave him no hearing at all.
Eventually he was ordered to leave the city as a pernicious nuisance.  He did leave.
There was no boat departing for Alastari at that time, and a man answering his
description passed out through the south gate and took the road to Leemith."  An
expression of distaste passed across the Istorthene's face.  "They may have met his
demands in Leemith.  The Leemin are capable of anything."  With emphasis, he
repeated, "Anything."
     Raoul sighed.  "Then I guess we follow him to this Leemith place.  Can you tell
us anything about it?"
     "I can provide you with an escort who has some knowledge of the place,"
Dankilvan said.  "We employ Alastarians here--gladiators--for special jobs.  I offer
you a Delarquan woman, Hallie O'Dene.  You will find her knowledgeable, and reliable.
If you can bring yourself to work with a Delarquan."
     Before Berdan could utter the protest Raoul saw developing, the gladiator said,
"I'll work with anyone who can help me get the job done."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 473): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 466): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 462): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 462): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 463): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 459): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 424): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 410): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 183): SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 358): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS from ARUAK CITY
                            (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 473): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 466): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 462): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 462): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 463): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 459): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 424): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 410): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 183): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 358): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 235): ODDJOB of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               SUMTHING PAINFUL of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
                   (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 465): ROBERT BORK of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 423): KING LOVE of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 417): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          PUTZ'N ALONG of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                          BIGGLES of BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
                 (turn 311): PIPE LAYER of WORKING MEN (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             XINGARA of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 137): SHADOW HAWK of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LYRATILAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see NOLAN ORGEL win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, NOLAN ORGEL 
beat MONKEY WRENCH and MONKEY WRENCH lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as APE WILD stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
LYRATILAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like 
PRIMATES-R-US avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if 
you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APE WILD 4337                17   8  2   107       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 NOLAN ORGEL 4981             12   5  1    98       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY WRENCH 4442           10   2  0    84       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 XYLZ AREE 4987                9   4  1    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE APE 4949                5   1  0    66       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAM ULLAN 4984                9   8  1    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 JUNGLE JIM 4713               7   1  0    48       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 YENTA ZEL 4986               11   3  1    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988              9   4  0    38       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR AGRAVAINE 496             2   1  0    22       KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)
-SIR PALOMIDES 493             2   1  1    15       KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)
-SIR LANCELOT 495              1   2  0    14       KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT (77)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

APE WILD devastated XYLZ AREE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MONKEY WRENCH lost to NOLAN ORGEL in a 1 minute battle.
YENTA ZEL was handily defeated by GRAPE APE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BRON CHOLLU lost to JUNGLE JIM in a 2 minute brawl.
TAM ULLAN bested THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 463 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 -  0         4  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    APE WILD 4337              17   8  2  107 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONKEY WRENCH 4442         10   2  0   84 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
SLASHING ATTACK  XYLZ AREE 4987              9   4  1   82 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949              5   1  0   66 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAM ULLAN 4984              9   8  1   52 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713             7   1  0   48 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAM ULLAN 4984.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TAM ULLAN 4984.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRON CHOLLU 4988, GRAPE 
APE 4949, APE WILD 4337, NOLAN ORGEL 4981, XYLZ AREE 4987, MONKEY WRENCH 4442, JUNGLE 
JIM 4713, YENTA ZEL 4986,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was YENTA ZEL 4986.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUNGLE JIM 4713, MONKEY WRENCH 4442, XYLZ AREE 4987, NOLAN ORGEL 4981, 
APE WILD 4337, GRAPE APE 4949, BRON CHOLLU 4988, TAM ULLAN 4984,  0, and  0.