DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2004    Duedate: 02/07/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIAMESE SPY
KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
(25-4971) [6-1-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOVEREYN                       SIAMESE SPY
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
(25-4870) [11-5-0,93]          (25-4971) [6-1-0,114]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAM ULLAN                      XYLZ AREE
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4984) [15-9-1,89]          (25-4987) [13-7-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)        47
2. KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)       8      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       6      Unchartered Team
4. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)     1
5. DARKENED PRIDE (343)         0      KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*OTHER GAMES (424)          5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 2/ 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  20  11  3 64.5   2/ 0 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      4  1 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    73  47  4 60.8   3/ 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  2  1 0
 4/ 0 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      45  29  1 60.8   4/ 4*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)    2  6 0
 5- 4 DARKENED PRIDE (343)     217 167 20 56.5   5- 5 DARKENED PRIDE (343)      1  0 0
 6/ 7*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)     6  10  0 37.5   6- 6*OTHER GAMES (424)         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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 480): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 473): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 469): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 470): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 466): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 366): JE SUIS BIEN of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 480): TOTEM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 473): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 469): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 470): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 466): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 366): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 469): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 328): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I'm a bit young to be up here, but Nolan's comments made me fighting mad.  Slinky
dish?  And then inferring that I'm not loyal and honest?  Hmph!  Well, all I have to
say to you, Mr Nolan Orgel, is that you have a lot to learn about women, and me in
particular.  Good luck finding that "plain and down to earth" woman, but perhaps you
should keep your mouth shut when you do so you don't piss her off, too.

Now, with that unpleasantness behind me, I want to invite the rest of you to the pub
to celebrate.  I may not be in this position next turn so I have to seize the moment
when I can. :)

Duelmistress Siamese Spy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  CHAUCERS WORDS had cause to celebrate, after 
SOVEREYN got 21 points by beating NOLAN ORGEL.  A certain someone should cut down on 
the drinking and practice more, after losing 14 points to SOVEREYN.  (Discrete 
enough, NOLAN ORGEL?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
ABSOLUCIOUN, of CHAUCERS WORDS, who despite a 7-9-0 couldn't overcome LYRATILAN's 
Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in LYRATILAN avoid THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Like a pup with 
its tail between its legs, KITTY KONSPIRACY scurried away from THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Oh, 
the shame!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIAMESE SPY 4971              6   1  0   114       KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOVEREYN 4870                11   5  0    93       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAM ULLAN 4984               15   9  1    89       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 XYLZ AREE 4987               13   7  1    88       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ABSOLUCIOUN 4872              7   9  0    73       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 NOLAN ORGEL 4981             15   9  1    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             11   9  0    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-WILDCAT 4482                  6   3  0    57       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YENTA ZEL 4986               14   7  1    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SQUYER 4871                  10   6  0    56       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-ASHERON'S CALL 4501           5   1  0    55       OTHER GAMES (424)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAYED HOME 4967              4   2  1    29       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
-JUDAS ISCARIOT 4452           4   1  0    27       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELAWESHIPE 4968              1   0  0    13       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 HONOUR 5002                   1   0  0     7       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAGAMUFFIN REBEL 4998  0  1 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  LIZARD MAN 363        470 NONE    
KORAT KILLER 4973      0  2 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  STAYED HOME 4967      466 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Siamese Spy -- Oh, very GOOD, guy.  Now YOU can do a column, 'cause I'm tired of it.
Go for it. -- Nolan Orgel

Venomous Concubine, Kung-Fu Master, M. Chardinee, we're laughing at them.  Oh yes, we
ARE. -- Xylz Aree, Bron Chollu (more of a choke than a laugh), and Tam Ullan

Wildcat -- (heavy sigh)  The little women seem to have all the fun.  And here I was
raised to think Tall Is Beautiful (got some Shewish ancestors). -- Yenta Zel

Kitty Conspiracy -- Save your avoids.  We don't challenge, and there's nobody else to
fight anyway.... -- The Middle Way

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAGAMUFFIN REBEL was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SIAMESE SPY vanquished ABSOLUCIOUN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
NOLAN ORGEL was overpowered by SOVEREYN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
XYLZ AREE defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute fight.
TAM ULLAN devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
BRON CHOLLU was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute brawl.
YENTA ZEL handily defeated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SQUYER viciously subdued STAYED HOME in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
FELAWESHIPE vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HONOUR won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a tiresome 5 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 470 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SIAMESE SPY 4971            6   1  0  114 KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
AIMED BLOW       SOVEREYN 4870              11   5  0   93 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAM ULLAN 4984             15   9  1   89 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  XYLZ AREE 4987             13   7  1   88 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    NOLAN ORGEL 4981           15   9  1   70 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 XYLZ AREE 4987.  The ten other most popular fighters were SQUYER 4871, SIAMESE 
SPY 4971, TAM ULLAN 4984, BRON CHOLLU 4988, SOVEREYN 4870, YENTA ZEL 4986, RAGAMUFFIN 
REBEL 4998, ABSOLUCIOUN 4872, STAYED HOME 4967, and FELAWESHIPE 4968.

The least popular fighter this week was HONOUR 5002.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NOLAN ORGEL 4981, FELAWESHIPE 4968, STAYED HOME 4967, ABSOLUCIOUN 4872, 
RAGAMUFFIN REBEL 4998, YENTA ZEL 4986, SOVEREYN 4870, BRON CHOLLU 4988, TAM ULLAN 
4984, and SIAMESE SPY 4971.