DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2003    Duedate: 07/08/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMPLITUR
DARK TOADS (705)
(65-6440) [9-3-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMPLITUR                       WHATCHAMACALLIT
DARK TOADS (705)               BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6440) [9-3-0,130]          (65-6507) [6-1-0,103]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEANINE                        MARDEN VOSS
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6467) [9-9-1,71]           (65-6397) [15-17-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (705)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (705)            41
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          26      ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
3. BUENO FER NADA (707)        26      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOIA (702)               7
5. JACK ATTACK (534)            5      BUENO FER NADA (707)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BUENO FER NADA (707)      14   3  0 82.4   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)         10  4 1
 2/ 3 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   49  23  3 68.1   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 3/ 4 DARK TOADS (705)          37  23  1 61.7   3/ 4 PARANOIA (702)            6  3 0
 4/ 5 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    106  75  4 58.6   4/ 2*BUENO FER NADA (707)      4  2 0
 5/ 6 THE IMMORTALS (199)      296 267  7 52.6   5/ 8 JACK ATTACK (534)         3  0 0
 6/ 7 PARANOIA (702)            34  31  8 52.3   6/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     3  3 1
 7/ 8 REFUGEES (377)           262 329  6 44.3   7/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            3  9 0
 8/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       538 722 12 42.7   8/ 7 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   2  2 1
 9/10 JACK ATTACK (534)         11  16  0 40.7   9/10 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 292): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 265): MICKEY HATCHER of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 247): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 265): none
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 247): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

That was a very nice fight from my random match-up with Disorder.  TigToad is pleased
to get a win against Paranoia, a team which has a history of killing innocent Toads.
Anyway, well fought, Sir Disorder, and good luck in the future.  This turn I offer my
challenge to Forla.  As she graduated, I figured I'd see what she can do with her
favorites.  I wish the best of luck to everyone on the sands this coming turn and am
hopeful to see many of you participating in Philadelphia in a few weeks. -- 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.  If this keeps up, REFUGEES, you'll have 
to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  SAND DANCERS 
turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see WHATCHAMACALLIT win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
WHATCHAMACALLIT beat TAIPAN and TAIPAN lost 29 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
AMPLITUR challenged FORLA for DAL SHANG's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  
And if variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be getting bland, as AMPLITUR 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  DARK TOADS, 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 PARANOIA avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, 
if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CHURRO THE HOOK was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can 
give a little credit to WAIS of DARK TOADS for challenging up by 24 to MARDEN VOSS.  
WAIS lost to get 37 points of recognition.  And we have METHADONE in a challenge, 
going down 10 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought METHADONE showed great 
skill and promise when he won victory over DOOHICKEY.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And now a passing thought on a warrior 
dying young (PANOMIME of PARANOIA):  You had your chance and now you're dead.  Oh 
well...  Let's see, 10-5-0.  Pretty good record for a living warrior.  A sad one 
though, for a dead one.  Such is the case for BEAUJOT of TOO GOOD FOR ME.  Tsk.  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this 
place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMPLITUR 6440                 9   3  0   130       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORAL SNAKE 5017             14   8  0   119       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          6   1  0   103       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASOOD 6476                   7   2  1    90       DARK TOADS (705)
 DISORDER 6419                11   6  1    87       PARANOIA (702)
 TAIPAN 6351                   9   3  2    79       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         13  33  1    73       REFUGEES (377)
 JEANINE 6467                  9   9  1    71       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             15  17  0    62       SAND DANCERS (233)
 ONE EYED JACK 4876            9   6  0    62       JACK ATTACK (534)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394                8   3  0    55       PARANOIA (702)
 LEPAR 6512                    5   0  0    51       DARK TOADS (705)
 HUMAN 6471                    6   4  0    47       DARK TOADS (705)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                4   2  0    39       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 WAIS 6447                     7   8  0    37       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514              2   1  0    30       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MURGON 6477                   5  11  0    29       REFUGEES (377)
 DURVAN 6491                   7   4  1    26       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        6   7  0    26       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOREEN 6490                   6   5  0    23       REFUGEES (377)
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            3   8  0    18       THE IMMORTALS (199)
-SALAMANDER 6416               2   5  2    13       PARANOIA (702)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          1   0  0    13       SAND DANCERS (233)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KINGSNAKE 5015         0  1 0 ALL THAT SLITHERS 552 BLACK STORM 24        293 NONE    
ZOLTAN LASZLO 6484     1  6 0 THE IMMORTALS 199     DURVAN 6491           289 NOT REVE
PANOMIME 6472          5  3 0 PARANOIA 702          JEANINE 6467          293         
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         
BEAUJOT 6473          10  5 0 TOO GOOD FOR ME 600   MASOOD 6476           293         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sand Dancers -- I sincerely regret the death of Tessa. :( She was a lovely young
woman and under no circumstances did I wish for her death, especially not at my
hands.  I had no idea those daggers were so deadly. -- Taipan

Sand Dancers -- You know my policy regarding killing strategies: I don't sanction
them in basic arenas.  After the unfortunate death of Tessa, I reviewed Tapian's
fight to make sure he had followed my orders.  He had.  It must have been his
unfamiliarity with the use of the dagger that caused his shot to stray from his
intended target to the head.  My sincere condolences to all of you. -- Poison Ivy

Lepar -- Oh right, you just HAD to bust my nice record.  If you had any chance of
teaching me something it might be worth my time but I'm steering clear of you! --
Doohickey

Churro -- Ow.  You know, they say pain is an effective teacher but guess I was
hurting too much to pay attention.  Sorry about having to return the favor in my own
defense. -- Whatchamacallit

Assur -- Who knew you read personal ads here in Dal Shang.  TigToad informed me I can
accept your thanks on my behalf. -- Amplitur

Marden Voss -- I have a jewel in my head?  Ack!  That's going to clash with so many
of my outfits. -- Wais

Lani -- It's a heck of a lot better than three losses against standbys. -- TigToad

Forla -- Congratulations on your inevitable and deserved graduation.  I'm giving you
a parting chance at the throne. -- Amplitur & the Dark Toads

One-Eyed Jack -- You're a squint-eyed devil, you know that, don't you? -- Marden Voss

Panomime -- How thrilling. -- Durvan the unsurprised and not terrible happy to be one
gladiator

Taipan -- I was always afraid of snakes.  Now I know why. -- ghost of Tessa tyl Kogan

May-Ling Shen -- The audience expected YOU to surrender to ME, you see.  That's why
they were stunned and disapproving. -- Ming the Terrible

Standbys, gotta love 'em. -- Jesse Tavan

Amplitur -- Remind me not to try to use telepathic abilities during a fight.  They
seem to have a strongly disorganizing effect on my alleged mind. -- Ghost of Tessa

Beaujot -- You can study to improve, though. -- Forla

Whatchamacallit -- Oh, it's ol' Whosit again. -- Churro the Hook

Methadone -- Lotta skills lying around after that one.  Not bad. -- Murgon

Human -- I don't think you're human at ALL.  I think you're really some kind of
disgusting, warty amphibian! -- Koreen

Doohickey -- Hmm, that's a thought.  I'll have to see what's hiding in the armory. --
Koreen

Darkfist -- No, sorry.  I don't know anybody in Sibikhas, if anybody is in Sibikhas
any more.  My record's typical for the teams managed by my "player behind." -- Churro
the Hook

Gizmo -- Thanks for not running last turn.  Saved me another loss. -- Jeanine

Forla -- Say!  You're pretty good, for a refugee. -- Beaujot, Too Good For Me

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

KINGSNAKE was butchered by BLACK STORM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AMPLITUR vanquished FORLA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
DISORDER demolished CHURRO THE HOOK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HUMAN was unbelievably bested by ONE EYED JACK in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
WAIS was defeated by MARDEN VOSS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
PANOMIME was butchered by JEANINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
METHADONE bested DOOHICKEY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TAIPAN was devastated by WHATCHAMACALLIT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MASOOD easily killed BEAUJOT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LEPAR won victory over JESSE TAVAN in a 4 minute novice's duel.
MURGON won victory over MAY-LING SHEN in a popular 1 minute duel.
MING THE TERRIBLE defeated OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 2 minute expert vs. novice match.
KOREEN defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur match.
DURVAN overcame NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
DILYS TYL KOGAN devastated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  18 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 293 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 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AMPLITUR 6440               9   3  0  130 DARK TOADS (705)
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507        6   1  0  103 BUENO FER NADA (707)
STRIKING ATTACK  MASOOD 6476                 7   2  1   90 DARK TOADS (705)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE EYED JACK 4876          9   6  0   62 JACK ATTACK (534)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394              8   3  0   55 PARANOIA (702)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                  5   0  0   51 DARK TOADS (705)
AIMED BLOW       HUMAN 6471                  6   4  0   47 DARK TOADS (705)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOOHICKEY 6504              4   2  0   39 BUENO FER NADA (707)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is JEANINE 6467.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MARDEN VOSS 6397.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUMAN 6471, METHADONE 
6394, AMPLITUR 6440, ONE EYED JACK 4876, WAIS 6447, WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, JESSE TAVAN 
6514, MURGON 6477, JEANINE 6467, and DOOHICKEY 6504.

The least popular fighter this week was LEPAR 6512.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEAUJOT 6473, TAIPAN 6351, PANOMIME 6472, CHURRO THE HOOK 6335, 
KINGSNAKE 5015, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, MASOOD 6476, DISORDER 6419, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, 
and DURVAN 6491.

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

FORLA (65-6368) REFUGEES (377)