DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/17/2003    Duedate: 11/29/2003

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-465

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MONKEY WRENCH
PRIMATES-R-US (389)
(25-4442) [11-3-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MONKEY WRENCH                  SIAMESE SPY
PRIMATES-R-US (389)            KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
(25-4442) [11-3-0,100]         (25-4971) [2-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAM ULLAN                      TAM ULLAN
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4984) [11-8-1,69]          (25-4984) [11-8-1,69]

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)         18
2. KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)      11      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)     9      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       7
                                       KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)     2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       7  5 0
 2/ 0 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  17   9  2 65.4   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    60  35  4 63.2   3/ 4*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)    2  1 0
 4/ 3 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      102  80  4 56.0   4/ 0 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  1  0 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[ Andorians Abroad #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     The Lord Dankilvan had given them temporary quarters in his mansion.  A suite
among the servants, but that was okay, the decor was less overpowering.
     Berdan looked around at the nearly plain hangings that covered the walls of the
central room in the suite and scowled.  "I don't like this," the ex-assassin growled.
"Sequestering us!  This Dankilvan is up to something."
     Raoul shrugged, took off his hat and looked at it, then put it back again.  The
gesture didn't mean anything, but it gave him time to think about his answer without
being rude.  And he was really tempted to be rude.  Berdan was repeating himself.
And the gladiator was getting tired of repeating his answer.  But one more time...
maybe it would get through this time.  "Lord Dankilvan is trying to keep Skaithvarn
out of Alastarian politics.  Can't blame him for that!  We don't want that
entanglement, either."
     "He's sending a Delarquan spy with us--"
     "A Delarquan gladiator who may or may not be a spy.  So?"
     "She'll be a spy.  Everything we do will be reported to this--"
     "Are you planning to do something you want to hide?" Jeri Northwind asked.
     Berdan jumped a little, having forgotten that she was there.  "No, but--"
     "Then it isn't a problem.  In fact," she exchanged a glance with Raoul, who
nodded slightly, "in fact, it's a good thing.  It means the S'varni won't have to
worry about what we might be up to, because they'll know what we ARE up to."
     "Right, doll.  And besides, better the spy we know and can see than one we
don't.  Surely you realize that, Berdan?"
     The ex-assassin sighed and shrugged.  "I suppose so."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene turned out to be an elf.  A southern elf, a dark-skinned Shagornan
elf, an elf of the kind deeply distrusted by the northern elves who figured in the
ancestry of all Fratsfan nobles.
     Berdan refused to have anything to do with her.  "And how Dankilvan, himself of
the High Blood, could actually employ her, trust her--!"  He stormed around their
sitting room, not quite throwing things but looking as though he wanted to.
     Hallie O'Dene watched quietly, showing no offense, nor any other reaction except
mild interest.  Leaning just a little toward Jeri, she asked, "Does he have a strong
heart?  Because he's a prime candidate for apoplexy right now."
     Jeri put a hand over her mouth to hold back a snort of laughter.  "I don't know
him that well," she admitted, "but fortunately, we can do this without him if we have
to."
     The Delarquan's eyebrows rose.  "You think he might abandon the mission just to
avoid working with me?"
     "He might, doll," Raoul said, coming to sit between the two of them on the
room's long couch as Berdan continued to rage up and down the room, cursing Hallie,
Raoul and Jeri, Peranis, Dankilvan, and other people they'd never heard of
comprehensively and bitterly.  "That doesn't worry me so much as that he might quit
us and try to go on without us--go into competition with us over it.  How much can we
trust him?  The man used to be a spy and an assassin, after all."
     "Well, it's as good as a play," Hallie said, "but Lord Dankilvan wants us to get
ON with things.  Maybe we should try to stop him?"
     Raoul shook his head.  "He's got to get through it, doll.  But maybe we should
get on with it ourselves.  Jeri and I are ready to go--we didn't unpack when we got
here."
     "Leave Berdan to follow when he calms down?" Jeri asked.
     "Or go back to Andor, if that's what he wants to do."  Raoul shrugged.  He
glanced at Jeri, who jumped up and grabbed a backpack.
     "I'm ready," she said.  As soon as Raoul and Hallie had picked up their packs,
she added, "What's the matter with this Leemith place that Lord Dankilvan mentioned?
He didn't seem to like them at all."
     Hallie led the way out the door.  "I've got horses waiting for us," she said.
"The Leemin, well, they're all vampires.  Generally good neighbors, but still, you
just don't trust a town full of vampires, do you?"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 475): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 464): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 461): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 426): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 419): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 412): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 324): UNDERGROUND BEAT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 360): DEMONFANG of DARK PANTHEON from TRANSEL (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 475): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 464): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 461): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 426): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 419): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 412): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 324): FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 360): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): DREIHDENSMURF of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
                   (turn 474): SECRET of YOUNG JUSTICE (Rillion, mgr.)
                               NEVILLE of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): GUANTANAMO BAY of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
                           PISHTUSH of ANDORIAN WIMPS (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 467): JUDITH of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): OMNIBOOK 6000 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LYRATILAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  This turn APE WILD challenged NOLAN ORGEL in 
what was LYRATILAN's Title bout.  Defending his title for another turn, APE WILD kept 
THE MIDDLE WAY 4's warrior, NOLAN ORGEL, from claiming the throne.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on LYRATILAN, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was PRIMATES-R-US. 
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that NOLAN ORGEL from THE MIDDLE 
WAY 4 was LYRATILAN's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, MONKEY 
WRENCH from PRIMATES-R-US challenged up 22 points to fight XYLZ AREE from the THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4 stable.  MONKEY WRENCH perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won 
victory over XYLZ AREE and ended up with 100 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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 LYRATILAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in LYRATILAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY WRENCH 4442           11   3  0   100       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   7  1    98       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYLZ AREE 4987               10   5  1    78       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TAM ULLAN 4984               11   8  1    69       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YENTA ZEL 4986               12   4  1    58       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             10   5  0    58       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNGLE JIM 4713               8   2  0    52       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 GRAPE APE 4949                5   3  0    38       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 SIAMESE SPY 4971              2   0  0    35       KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAYED HOME 4967              1   0  0     9       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
 KORAT KILLER 4973             0   1  0     5       KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ape Wild -- Why don't you go swing from a tree by your tail or something?  Leave the
arena for us fool humans. -- Nolan Orgel

Monkey Wrench -- Sorry about that, but it says here, in the fine print, you see, that
I'm to "throw a monkey wrench into" and then it gets blurred and I'm not sure WHAT
I'm supposed to throw you into.  So I figured maybe if I just threw you around the
arena a little, it would do the trick.  Whatever the trick is.  No guessing from this
note! -- Xylz Aree

Grape Ape -- Gods, man, purple stains on a robe are IMPOSSIBLE to get out. -- Bron
Chollu
P.S.  And grape juice is one of the worst.  Trust me on this, my sister's kid, er,
demonstrated, so to speak.

The Happy Peasant was stoned out of his gourd. -- Tam Ullan

Jungle Jim -- Those were some mighty fancy spins you did on the bars.  I hope you
didn't strain anything. -- Yenta Zel

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

APE WILD bested NOLAN ORGEL in a 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
MONKEY WRENCH vanquished XYLZ AREE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
JUNGLE JIM was savagely defeated by TAM ULLAN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
BRON CHOLLU was unbelievably bested by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 3 minute gory fight.
GRAPE APE was demolished by YENTA ZEL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SIAMESE SPY vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
STAYED HOME beat KORAT KILLER in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 465 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         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MONKEY WRENCH 4442         11   3  0  100 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
WALL OF STEEL    NOLAN ORGEL 4981           12   7  1   98 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  XYLZ AREE 4987             10   5  1   78 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     TAM ULLAN 4984             11   8  1   69 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713             8   2  0   52 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949              5   3  0   38 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 NOLAN ORGEL 4981, KORAT 
KILLER 4973, MONKEY WRENCH 4442, BRON CHOLLU 4988, SIAMESE SPY 4971, STAYED HOME 
4967, JUNGLE JIM 4713, YENTA ZEL 4986, XYLZ AREE 4987, and GRAPE APE 4949.

The least popular fighter this week was GRAPE APE 4949.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were XYLZ AREE 4987, YENTA ZEL 4986, JUNGLE JIM 4713, STAYED HOME 4967, 
SIAMESE SPY 4971, BRON CHOLLU 4988, MONKEY WRENCH 4442, KORAT KILLER 4973, NOLAN 
ORGEL 4981, and TAM ULLAN 4984.

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

APE WILD (25-4337) PRIMATES-R-US (389)