DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2003    Duedate: 06/24/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-292

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMPLITUR
DARK TOADS (705)
(65-6440) [8-3-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMPLITUR                       WHATCHAMACALLIT
DARK TOADS (705)               BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6440) [8-3-0,118]          (65-6507) [5-1-0,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FORLA                          MARDEN VOSS
REFUGEES (377)                 SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6368) [21-18-0,97]         (65-6397) [14-17-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (705)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)     23
2. JACK ATTACK (534)           18      ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       16      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)          14
5. DARK TOADS (705)            12      BUENO FER NADA (707)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NO FEAR (700)              1   0  1  100   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)         10  3 0
 2/ 2*BUENO FER NADA (707)      13   2  0 86.7   2/ 2*BUENO FER NADA (707)      6  1 0
 3/ 3 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   49  21  3 70.0   3/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 0
 4/ 4 DARK TOADS (705)          34  21  0 61.8   4/ 5 PARANOIA (702)            4  2 0
 5/ 5 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    105  74  3 58.7   5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)        4 11 0
 6/ 6 THE IMMORTALS (199)      296 266  7 52.7   6/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     3  3 0
 7/ 7 PARANOIA (702)            32  30  8 51.6   7/ 9 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   2  0 1
 8/ 8 REFUGEES (377)           260 327  6 44.3   8/ 8 JACK ATTACK (534)         2  0 0
 9/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       534 721 12 42.5   9- 7*NO FEAR (700)             1  0 1
10/10 JACK ATTACK (534)         10  16  0 38.5  10/10 THE IMMORTALS (199)       1  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

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 291): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 264): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 259): PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 246): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 223): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 291): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 264): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 259): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 246): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 223): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, I'm on the throne.  Believe it or not, I was trying to avoid this honor.
However, since I am here, I may as well try to hold onto it and be recognized for my
greatness.  My congratulations to Forla for the fine fight.  My appreciation to Forla
for the fine skills.  Since our lone challenger champion is inactive, I find that I
cannot receive or make challenges...I guess we'll leave it up to fate to determine
who I will fight.  I hope it is one of the fine warriors in champions and not a
standby, but we shall see. -- Amplitur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see TAIPAN win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, DAL SHANG may be getting bland, as AMPLITUR stays top dog in the city.  I'm 
not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, DAL SHANG?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  PARANOIA, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it 
looks like DARK TOADS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  MARDEN VOSS was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a 
little credit to JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME for challenging up by 19 to WAIS.  
JEANINE 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.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  TESSA TYL KOGAN, a 
glorious 19-18-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad SAND DANCERS.  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?  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                  
 AMPLITUR 6440                 8   3  0   118       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORAL SNAKE 5017             14   8  0   119       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIPAN 6351                   9   2  2   108       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
 FORLA 6368                   21  18  0    97       REFUGEES (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISORDER 6419                10   6  1    79       PARANOIA (702)
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          5   1  0    76       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         13  32  1    72       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAUJOT 6473                 10   4  0    65       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 MASOOD 6476                   6   2  0    65       DARK TOADS (705)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             14  17  0    59       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JEANINE 6467                  8   9  0    57       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 ONE EYED JACK 4876            8   6  0    57       JACK ATTACK (534)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394                7   3  0    50       PARANOIA (702)
 LEPAR 6512                    4   0  0    49       DARK TOADS (705)
 HUMAN 6471                    6   3  0    47       DARK TOADS (705)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 PANOMIME 6472                 5   2  0    40       PARANOIA (702)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                4   1  0    40       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 WAIS 6447                     7   7  0    35       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514              2   0  0    27       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                   6   4  1    23       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MURGON 6477                   4  11  0    23       REFUGEES (377)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            3   7  0    23       THE IMMORTALS (199)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        5   7  0    22       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                   5   5  0    20       REFUGEES (377)
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
-SALAMANDER 6416               2   5  2    13       PARANOIA (702)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
-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         
TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375  19 19 0 SAND DANCERS 233      TAIPAN 6351           292         
JOSS TAVAN 6510        0  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233      PROCTOPHOBIA 6354     290         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amplitur/Tigtoad -- My thanks for your Inits tourney kill.  Apparently, Street Legal
was attempting to bring some really disgusting rigged arcade game into Morya for the
madness.  Luckily, you foiled his plot and the basher contest is free from this
ugliness.  My thanks will be expressed in person at the face! -- Assurnasirbanipal

Methadone -- Nice learns.  Guess we'll be seeing you at the top someday. --
Whatchamacallit

Koreen -- Wow, you're like chopping down a tree:  tough as wood anyway.  Might as
well put on some heavy armor and go with it. -- Doohickey

Churro the Hook -- Not to harp on your record but you wouldn't happen to have heard
of D.T. Bestican from Sibikhas? -- Darkfist

Tessa Tyl Kogan -- I teach in an ancient zenlike method.  You concentrate on giving

me lots of skills.. I learn.  Then, you are allowed to use your telepathic abilities
to learn what I learned.  It's not my fault if you aren't using your telepathic
abilities. -- Amplitur

Churro -- I wanted to make sure you didn't overlook your record, especially after I
helped give you one of those wins.... -- Wais

I have returned. -- Masood

Disorder -- Nobody will wonder at your victory over me once they've seen my closet.
(shrug)  I figure that's what the hired help is for. -- Tessa tyl Kogan
P.S.  Or it would be, if we had any hired help.

Wais -- Did you know that you've got a jewel in your head?  I want to be there when
you get YOUR turn in the Infirmary, and the Infirmarian goes after it with a backhoe.
-- Marden Voss

And three wins against standbys.  (sigh) -- Lani, Sand Dancers
P.S.  Not even tough standbys, either, as standbys go.  Bah.

Doohickey -- What's a decise tactic?  Would I have to CHOOSE it?  Oh, hey, I just
learned a decise SKILL!  Maybe that will help me make up my mind about a tactic or
not. -- Durvan

Whatchamacallit -- (snicker) -- Marden Voss

Amplitur -- Aha!  Now YOU have to come up with a public statement! -- Forla

Zarla -- Why haven't I graduated yet? -- Forla

Forla -- Because you still don't make good biscuits.  We could use 'em for shields.
-- Forla

Taipan -- Well, heck, why not slither somewhere else? -- Churro the Hook
P.S.  Unless you want me to use you as bait?  Kinda heavy, but I'd give it a
try...you could pretend you were, uh, water-skiing or something.

One-Eyed Jack -- Next time, I'm coming in on your blind side. -- Murgon

Doohickey -- No, I do NOT want to "see your personal doohickey." -- Koreen

Wais -- Yeah, I've had days like that, too. -- Churro

Gizmo -- Thanks for bringing my three losses in four turns to you to my attention.
Perhaps I should pay closer attention.  To that end, I think I'll try this turn. --
Jeanine
P.S.  My backup challenge went to Human.  Anything to avoid matching up with you.
You're just too awesome!

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain

the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEAUJOT was devastated by FORLA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WHATCHAMACALLIT won victory over CHURRO THE HOOK in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
LEPAR overcame DOOHICKEY in a 3 minute novice vs. expert upset Challenge match.
JEANINE devastated WAIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ONE EYED JACK narrowly defeated MARDEN VOSS in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
PANOMIME overpowered DURVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
AMPLITUR devastated DISORDER in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
TESSA TYL KOGAN was put to death by TAIPAN in a 2 minute melee.
MASOOD viciously subdued DENGAN THE TRADER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
METHADONE overpowered MURGON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HUMAN overpowered KOREEN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
MING THE TERRIBLE was savagely defeated by MAY-LING SHEN in a 2 minute brutal fight.
JESSE TAVAN demolished OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  18 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  16 -  0      27  |

Turn 292 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         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AMPLITUR 6440               8   3  0  118 DARK TOADS (705)
WALL OF STEEL    FORLA 6368                 21  18  0   97 REFUGEES (377)
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507        5   1  0   76 BUENO FER NADA (707)
AIMED BLOW       BEAUJOT 6473               10   4  0   65 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
STRIKING ATTACK  MASOOD 6476                 6   2  0   65 DARK TOADS (705)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394              7   3  0   50 PARANOIA (702)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                  4   0  0   49 DARK TOADS (705)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOOHICKEY 6504              4   1  0   40 BUENO FER NADA (707)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FORLA 6368.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARDEN VOSS 6397.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOOHICKEY 6504, ONE EYED 
JACK 4876, MASOOD 6476, WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, TAIPAN 6351, HUMAN 
6471, FORLA 6368, CHURRO THE HOOK 6335, and JEANINE 6467.

The least popular fighter this week was MING THE TERRIBLE 6482.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MURGON 6477, DISORDER 6419, DURVAN 6491, WAIS 6447, BEAUJOT 
6473, KOREEN 6490, TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375, PANOMIME 6472, LEPAR 6512, and JESSE TAVAN 
6514.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

FORLA (65-6368) REFUGEES (377)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes