DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOLAN ORGEL
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4981) [15-7-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOLAN ORGEL                    SIAMESE SPY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
(25-4981) [15-7-1,106]         (25-4971) [4-1-0,87]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAM ULLAN                      BRON CHOLLU
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4984) [13-9-1,67]          (25-4988) [11-7-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)      10
2. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)     8      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. LATIN SWING (436)            0      Unchartered Team
4. RUNNERS II (465)             0
5. 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 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  19  10  3 65.5   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    68  42  4 61.8   2/ 3 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  2  1 1
 3- 5*RUNNERS II (465)           1   1  0 50.0   3- 5 LATIN SWING (436)         2  3 0
 4- 6 LATIN SWING (436)         17  25  3 40.5   4/ 2*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)    2  6 0
 5/ 4*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)     4   7  0 36.4   5- 6*RUNNERS II (465)          1  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 364): ZEPHYR of ELEMENTAL FORCE from FRATSFA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): MORGAN of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
               (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): CONE SHELL of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): TOO ICKY of BLOOD RELATED (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
                          LUMMOX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I gotta tell you guys, this place is dead.  If it wasn't for Ti vanishing into
some chaotic realm, or whatever happened to it, I'd just as soon go back there.
What's the point of being Duelmaster, if the only people who want to argue it with me
are the standbys?  Maybe we should let one of them be Duelmaster for a while, and see
how you like it THEN, eh?

                                     Nolan Orgel
                                Duelmaster by Default

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LYRATILAN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with STAYED HOME?  He 
actually beat LYRATILAN's SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER, and walked away with 8 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at LYRATILAN while they watched KUNG-FU MASTER 
clobber XYLZ AREE.  She lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  SIAMESE SPY was reminded on the sands why NOLAN ORGEL is Duelmaster.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of LYRATILAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
LYRATILAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOLAN ORGEL 4981             15   7  1   106       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIAMESE SPY 4971              4   1  0    87       KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
 XYLZ AREE 4987               11   7  1    71       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             11   7  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TAM ULLAN 4984               13   9  1    67       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YENTA ZEL 4986               13   6  1    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PA' QUE GOZES 4624            5   3  1    32       LATIN SWING (436)
-MAMI CHULA 4623               5   4  0    28       LATIN SWING (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAYED HOME 4967              3   1  1    22       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
-MUERTE 4754                   2   1  1    20       LATIN SWING (436)
-SUCIO 4736                    3   2  0    11       LATIN SWING (436)
-SCOTTY SCOTT 4995             1   0  0    11       RUNNERS II (465)
-RELAMPAGO 4848                0   2  0     2       LATIN SWING (436)
-TUSKIN RU 4994                0   1  0     1       RUNNERS II (465)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURMESE BOMBER 4972    0  1 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  LIZARD MAN 363        468 NONE    
TONKINSESE TRAIT 4991  0  1 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  WASTE MONSTER 361     468 NONE    
KORAT KILLER 4973      0  2 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  STAYED HOME 4967      466         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, you didn't think I'd get FAMILIAR with the Virginal Concubine, did you?  She may
not be virginal, but she hangs out with the arenamaster, who is NOT a dude I want mad
at me. -- Bron Chollu

Siamese Spy?  Why would Siam be spying on Lyratilan?  It isn't like there's anything
HERE, after all. -- Tam Ullan
P.S.  But she's a pretty little pussycat.

I'm not afraid of the arenamaster, and I don't put up with the kind of remarks the
damned Concubine made. -- Xylz Aree

Pa'que Gozes -- It's all well and good for you to be a Latin Swing warrior, but why
didn't you swing?  How are you going to win anything if you don't swing? -- Yenta Zel

El Jefe -- Como 'sta? -- Leeta, The Middle Way
P.S.  If you write personals to me and my warriors, we'll write back, but I can't
hold out a lot of hope for the others here.

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

BURMESE BOMBER was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TONKINSESE TRAITOR was slaughtered by WASTE MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NOLAN ORGEL luckily beat SIAMESE SPY in a 2 minute Title fight.
XYLZ AREE lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
BRON CHOLLU was bested by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute fight.
TAM ULLAN overpowered VISITING ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
YENTA ZEL was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
STAYED HOME devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   9 -  2      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 468 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  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    NOLAN ORGEL 4981           15   7  1  106 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIAMESE SPY 4971            4   1  0   87 KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
SLASHING ATTACK  XYLZ AREE 4987             11   7  1   71 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAM ULLAN 4984             13   9  1   67 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
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 BRON CHOLLU 4988.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAM ULLAN 4984, NOLAN 
ORGEL 4981, SIAMESE SPY 4971, XYLZ AREE 4987, STAYED HOME 4967, BURMESE BOMBER 4972, 
TONKINSESE TRAITOR 4991, YENTA ZEL 4986,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was YENTA ZEL 4986.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TONKINSESE TRAITOR 4991, BURMESE BOMBER 4972, STAYED HOME 4967, XYLZ 
AREE 4987, SIAMESE SPY 4971, NOLAN ORGEL 4981, TAM ULLAN 4984, BRON CHOLLU 4988,  0, 
and  0.