DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2003    Duedate: 07/22/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-294

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMPLITUR
DARK TOADS (705)
(65-6440) [10-3-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMPLITUR                       CHIPP
DARK TOADS (705)               SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
(65-6440) [10-3-0,134]         (65-6516) [1-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEANINE                        METHADONE
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          PARANOIA (702)
(65-6467) [9-10-1,70]          (65-6394) [8-4-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (705)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (705)            32
2. REFUGEES (377)              25      DARK TOADS (705)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)    18      Unchartered Team
4. THE IMMORTALS (199)         14
5. PARANOIA (702)              11      SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BUENO FER NADA (707)      14   3  0 82.4   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)         12  3 1
 2/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   5   2  0 71.4   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 3- 2 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   49  23  3 68.1   3/ 3 PARANOIA (702)            5  4 0
 4/ 3 DARK TOADS (705)          42  23  1 64.6   4/ 7 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 1
 5/ 0 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   33  20  0 62.3   5/ 5 JACK ATTACK (534)         3  0 0
 6/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    106  76  4 58.2   6/ 9 THE IMMORTALS (199)       2  1 0
 7/ 5 THE IMMORTALS (199)      297 267  7 52.7   7- 4*BUENO FER NADA (707)      2  2 0
 8/ 6 PARANOIA (702)            35  33  8 51.5   8/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  3 1
 9/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           264 331  7 44.4   9/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
10/ 9 JACK ATTACK (534)         12  16  0 42.9  10- 8 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   1  2 1
11/ 8 SAND DANCERS (233)       539 726 12 42.6  11/ 0 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   0  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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 293): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): 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 248): YENSI TWOFINGER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 293): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): DARK TOADZ (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 248): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, 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  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 248): YENSI TWOFINGER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of DAL SHANG.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  What's a move up 
by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
REFUGEES.  Practice pays for CHIPP, who pummelled DILYS TYL KOGAN, to pocket 18 
points.  DILYS TYL KOGAN certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after 
losing to CHIPP and losing 9 points in the process!  JEANINE found out that DAL SHANG 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ALL THAT SLITHERS, alone and unchallenged.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, DARK TOADS scurried away from ALL THAT 
SLITHERS.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, MARDEN VOSS could open up a 
fast food joint!  My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched 
fight, DISORDER and CHURRO THE HOOK.  Are PARANOIA unwilling to engage in a fair 
fight?  I thought DISORDER showed great skill and promise when he won victory over 
CHURRO THE HOOK.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMPLITUR 6440                10   3  0   134       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)
 MASOOD 6476                   8   2  1    97       DARK TOADS (705)
 DISORDER 6419                12   6  1    93       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALACHITE 5008                6   3  0    91       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CINNABAR 5012                11   8  0    84       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
-TAIPAN 6351                   9   3  2    79       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         13  34  1    74       REFUGEES (377)
 ONE EYED JACK 4876           10   6  0    73       JACK ATTACK (534)
 JEANINE 6467                  9  10  1    70       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             15  18  0    63       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LEPAR 6512                    6   0  0    61       DARK TOADS (705)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394                8   4  0    53       PARANOIA (702)
 HUMAN 6471                    7   4  0    49       DARK TOADS (705)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 WAIS 6447                     8   8  0    46       DARK TOADS (705)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514              3   1  0    40       SAND DANCERS (233)
-DOOHICKEY 6504                4   2  0    39       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            4   8  0    32       THE IMMORTALS (199)
 KOREEN 6490                   7   5  1    31       REFUGEES (377)
 MURGON 6477                   5  12  0    30       REFUGEES (377)
 FOOL'S GOLD 6386              4   2  0    30       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
 DURVAN 6491                   7   5  1    27       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        6   8  0    26       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
 CHIPP 6516                    1   0  0    18       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              1   0  0    15       REFUGEES (377)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FELTAR OF ILLIS 3      0  1 0   1                   KOREEN 6490           294 NONE    
SALAMANDER 6416        2  6 2 PARANOIA 702          SMALL BELRAN 21       294 NONE    
PANOMIME 6472          5  3 0 PARANOIA 702          JEANINE 6467          293         
TESSA TYL KOGAN 6375  19 19 0 SAND DANCERS 233      TAIPAN 6351           292         
BEAUJOT 6473          10  5 0 TOO GOOD FOR ME 600   MASOOD 6476           293         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wais -- You thought you could make me look USELESS, didn't you?  Well, take THAT. --
Marden Voss

Lepar -- What are you, Tremere's little brother?  Ouch. -- Jesse Tavan

I do love the standbys.  Such a weak crew! -- Ming the Terrible, defeater of standbys

They don't teach all that well, though. -- Durvan

Actually, Normar the Blond teaches just fine.  Durvan approached him wrong. -- Dilys

Ivy and Taipan -- You probably know our policy regarding bloodfeuds:  if it means
issuing a challenge, no way!  Well, okay, we DID issue a bloodfeud challenge in
another arena just last month.  But it was a fluke.  We know deaths happen in the

arena, it is, after all, a dangerous place full of armed people, and don't blame you
for Tessa's.  Just bad luck. -- Lani tyl Kogan for the Sand Dancers, and Li Dan
speaking generally

Wais -- Not if it's a diamond or something.  Diamonds go with everything. -- Marden
Voss

Amplitur -- And a semi-fond farewell to you. -- Forla, headed for a well-earned
retirement
P.S.  I think I'll open a little restaurant down on the waterfront.  I've got my
grandmother's great recipe for crab salad, to start with.

Disorder -- Whoosh!  That was fast! -- Churro the Hook, not sure what hit him
P.S.  How'd you learn that much in five seconds?

May-Ling Shen -- Are you SURE you don't actually belong on our team? -- Murgon

Standbys!  I spit on Normar the Blond. -- Koreen

Amplitur -- Favorites?  Someone was supposed to CHANGE MY STRATEGY?  Dream on! --
Forla

Forla -- Not any more! -- Giant of Beaujot

Masood -- You may go in peace; that's the kind of guy I am.  Now, if I had someone in
my stable who could actually beat you, it would be a different story! -- Sultan, mgr.
of Too Good For Me

Panomime -- You're not just acting, are you?  If not, sorry 'bout that. -- Jeanine,
lovely in black

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SALAMANDER was dealt death by SMALL BELRAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DISORDER vanquished CHURRO THE HOOK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ONE EYED JACK demolished MARDEN VOSS in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
METHADONE was unbelievably bested by LEPAR in a popular 5 minute Challenge contest.
AMPLITUR demolished JEANINE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
MASOOD overpowered LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WAIS handily defeated DURVAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HUMAN won victory over MURGON in a action packed 1 minute duel.
FOOL'S GOLD lost to JESSE TAVAN in a action packed 3 minute fight.
MING THE TERRIBLE was vanquished by MAY-LING SHEN in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
KOREEN executed FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DILYS TYL KOGAN was overpowered by CHIPP in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KONGA DILLI bested OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  18 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  17 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 294 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AMPLITUR 6440              10   3  0  134 DARK TOADS (705)
STRIKING ATTACK  MASOOD 6476                 8   2  1   97 DARK TOADS (705)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE EYED JACK 4876         10   6  0   73 JACK ATTACK (534)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                  6   0  0   61 DARK TOADS (705)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394              8   4  0   53 PARANOIA (702)
AIMED BLOW       HUMAN 6471                  7   4  0   49 DARK TOADS (705)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JEANINE 6467.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was METHADONE 6394.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOOL'S GOLD 6386, 
SALAMANDER 6416, AMPLITUR 6440, MASOOD 6476, ONE EYED JACK 4876, HUMAN 6471, JESSE 
TAVAN 6514, DISORDER 6419, WAIS 6447, and MAY-LING SHEN 6485.

The least popular fighter this week was DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, DURVAN 6491, KOREEN 6490, MURGON 6477, 
JEANINE 6467, LEPAR 6512, MARDEN VOSS 6397, CHURRO THE HOOK 6335, KONGA DILLI 6519, 
and CHIPP 6516.