DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2003    Duedate: 05/27/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-290

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORLA
REFUGEES (377)
(65-6368) [20-17-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORLA                          WHATCHAMACALLIT
REFUGEES (377)                 BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6368) [20-17-0,99]         (65-6507) [3-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TESSA TYL KOGAN                MAY-LING SHEN
SAND DANCERS (233)             THE IMMORTALS (199)
(65-6375) [19-17-0,80]         (65-6485) [2-6-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REFUGEES (377)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BUENO FER NADA (707)        38
2. DARK TOADS (705)            36      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. REFUGEES (377)              34      Unchartered Team
4. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        8
5. NO FEAR (700)                8      NO FEAR (700)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*NO FEAR (700)              1   0  1  100   1/ 1 REFUGEES (377)            9  3 0
 2/ 1*BUENO FER NADA (707)      10   1  0 90.9   2/ 2*BUENO FER NADA (707)      7  1 0
 3/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    103  72  3 58.9   3/ 4 DARK TOADS (705)          6  2 0
 4/ 7 DARK TOADS (705)          27  19  0 58.7   4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)        5  9 1
 5/ 8 THE IMMORTALS (199)      295 265  7 52.7   5/ 5 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     4  2 0
 6- 9 PARANOIA (702)            28  28  8 50.0   6- 9 PARANOIA (702)            2  1 0
 7/10 REFUGEES (377)           259 320  6 44.7   7/ 0*NO FEAR (700)             1  0 1
 8/11 SAND DANCERS (233)       530 715 12 42.6   8/10 THE IMMORTALS (199)       1  4 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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 289): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 262): SYR-DAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 257): PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 244): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 220): BELLEROPHON of OVERLORDS from SEAM (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 289): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 262): none
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 257): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 244): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 220): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 288): LYTA ALEXANDER of AND SO IT BEGINS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): FLESH RIPPER of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): AVALANCHE of FORCE OF NATURE (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 244): 300 of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I get the throne by beating a standby ranked seventeen points below me?  Come 
ON, fellow warriors, this is a travesty.

                                        Forla

P.S.  Not that I am unsuited to represent this city as top gladiator.  I am well 
suited to it.  But I would have liked a chance to PROVE that on the sands when I took 
the title.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of DAL 
SHANG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  PARANOIA turned their 0-0-0 turn into 
a 6th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, DARK TOADS, the 
Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Tsk, tsk, DOOHICKEY beat DURVAN and 
DURVAN lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, DAL SHANG may be getting bland, as FORLA stays top dog in the city.  The 
Blazing Unicorn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From DAL SHANG's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  DAL 
SHANG, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  REFUGEES the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARK TOADS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, MARDEN VOSS was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this 
one, but AMPLITUR has challenged up by 29 in an attempt against TESSA TYL KOGAN.  
Well, ok, the upstart knave (where've I heard that before?) won this match and gained 
23 points to boot!  Ha ha ha, TESSA TYL KOGAN.  I guess I can give a little credit to 
WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA for challenging up by 21 to MARDEN VOSS.  
WHATCHAMACALLIT won to get 57 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of DAL SHANG.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLA 6368                   20  17  0    99       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMPLITUR 6440                 6   3  0    93       DARK TOADS (705)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         13  30  1    82       REFUGEES (377)
 TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375         19  17  0    80       SAND DANCERS (233)
-DISORDER 6419                 9   5  1    75       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAUJOT 6473                  9   3  0    65       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
-MASOOD 6476                   5   2  0    63       DARK TOADS (705)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             14  15  0    57       SAND DANCERS (233)
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          3   1  0    57       BUENO FER NADA (707)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METHADONE 6394                6   2  0    54       PARANOIA (702)
-WESTON 5719                   4   2  0    53       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                3   0  0    44       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 HUMAN 6471                    5   2  0    39       DARK TOADS (705)
 JEANINE 6467                  7   8  0    38       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 WAIS 6447                     6   6  0    36       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGON 6477                   4   9  0    27       REFUGEES (377)
 LEPAR 6512                    2   0  0    25       DARK TOADS (705)
 KOREEN 6490                   5   3  0    24       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                   5   3  1    22       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            2   6  0    19       THE IMMORTALS (199)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        4   6  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
-PANOMIME 6472                 3   2  0    16       PARANOIA (702)
-SALAMANDER 6416               2   5  2    13       PARANOIA (702)
 PROCTOPHOBIA 6354             1   0  1     8       NO FEAR (700)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ZOLTAN LASZLO 6484     1  6 0 THE IMMORTALS 199     DURVAN 6491           289         
JOSS TAVAN 6510        0  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233      PROCTOPHOBIA 6354     290         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Okay, I came back sooner than I thought... I have a few more guys to time 
here.  I don't know if they are running in Philly or waiting until October, but I'll 
be here at least 3 rounds. -- TigToad

Churro -- Did you know your record is 12-30?  At least I helped get you wins. -- Wais

Amplitur -- When I woke up they say you gave us our first loss.  Congrats, uh, get 
you back later, yeah later is good... -- Whatchamacallit

Jeanine -- Hey, small world!  Sorry if I didn't show your excellent fighting the 
respect it deserves, I had a hard time seeing over that darned large shield, kinda 
missed it I guess.  How did the fight go? -- Gizmo

Disorder -- No, you are not paranoid.  They really ARE all out to get you. -- Tessa 
tyl Kogan

Beaujot -- Okay, so you can out-fight me.  That ought to make you willing to date me, 
right?  I mean, I can't do anything you don't want me to.... -- Marden Voss the ever-
hopeful

Zoltan Laszlo -- Okay, my aim is rotten.  Didn't once hit on target (target being 
right arm).  I regret your death, especially since you didn't have time to realize 
how rotten it can be to live as a gladiator.  May your gods look with favor on your 
soul. -- Durvan

Just in case anyone wants to know, I wouldn't mind fighting standbys every time. -- 
Ming the Terrible

Whatchamacallit -- No, I don't think Ming is related to your other Ming.  Ours got 
his name for his form in the practice room: terrible.  Really terrible. -- Lani, Sand 
Dancers

Panomime -- That's no way to win friends and influence people positively. -- Joss 
Tavan

Wais -- You pay attention well.  I'd hate to meet you when we're even in experience. 
-- Churro the Hook

Human -- It doesn't show. -- Koreen

Whatchamacallit -- Sorry, no.  I'm not much of a linguist at the best of times, and 
after being bashed around in the arena.... -- Koreen

Doohickey -- In PUBLIC?  You Karnhorns are SICK. -- Murgon

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AMPLITUR bested TESSA TYL KOGAN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
WHATCHAMACALLIT devastated MARDEN VOSS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WAIS was overpowered by BEAUJOT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DOOHICKEY devastated DURVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LEPAR luckily beat MAY-LING SHEN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge competition.
FORLA overpowered LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
CHURRO THE HOOK devastated HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JEANINE slimly lost to GIZMO in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel.
HUMAN overpowered MING THE TERRIBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MURGON overpowered FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KOREEN overcame POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 3 minute gory bout.
JOSS TAVAN was savagely slain by PROCTOPHOBIA in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  13 -  0      41  |

Turn 290 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FORLA 6368                 20  17  0   99 REFUGEES (377)
LUNGING ATTACK   AMPLITUR 6440               6   3  0   93 DARK TOADS (705)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375       19  17  0   80 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       BEAUJOT 6473                9   3  0   65 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507        3   1  0   57 BUENO FER NADA (707)
TOTAL PARRY      GIZMO 6502                  4   0  0   47 BUENO FER NADA (707)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOOHICKEY 6504              3   0  0   44 BUENO FER NADA (707)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MAY-LING SHEN 6485.  The ten other most popular fighters were JEANINE 6467, 
WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, KOREEN 6490, CHURRO THE HOOK 6335, PROCTOPHOBIA 6354, AMPLITUR 
6440, BEAUJOT 6473, MURGON 6477, DOOHICKEY 6504, and FORLA 6368.

The least popular fighter this week was MING THE TERRIBLE 6482.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DURVAN 6491, WAIS 6447, MARDEN VOSS 6397, TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375, 
JOSS TAVAN 6510, GIZMO 6502, LEPAR 6512, HUMAN 6471, FORLA 6368, and DOOHICKEY 6504.