DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2003    Duedate: 08/05/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-295

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DISORDER
PARANOIA (702)
(65-6419) [13-6-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DISORDER                       HORRID
PARANOIA (702)                 LEGION IV (595)
(65-6419) [13-6-1,103]         (65-6385) [1-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHURRO THE HOOK                CHURRO THE HOOK
REFUGEES (377)                 REFUGEES (377)
(65-6335) [13-35-1,75]         (65-6335) [13-35-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (705)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          36
2. OZ 3 (554)                  22      NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
3. PARANOIA (702)              20      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION IV (595)             19
5. DARK TOADS (705)            18       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                 1   0  0  100   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)         10  4 1
 2/ 0*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   1   0  0  100   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 3/ 0*LEGION IV (595)            1   0  0  100   3/ 3 PARANOIA (702)            5  4 0
 4- 1*BUENO FER NADA (707)      14   3  0 82.4   4/ 4 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 1
 5- 2*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   5   2  0 71.4   5- 5 JACK ATTACK (534)         2  0 0
 6- 3 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   49  23  3 68.1   6/ 6 THE IMMORTALS (199)       2  1 0
 7/ 0 NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)  47  23  5 67.1   7/ 8 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  2 1
 8/ 4 DARK TOADS (705)          44  25  1 63.8   8/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                1  0 0
 9/ 5 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   33  21  0 61.1   9/ 0*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  1  0 0
10/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    107  76  4 58.5  10/ 0*LEGION IV (595)           1  0 0
11/ 7 THE IMMORTALS (199)      298 267  7 52.7  11/ 0 NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)  1  0 0
12/ 8 PARANOIA (702)            37  34  8 52.1  12- 9*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
13/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                 1   1  0 50.0  13/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                1  1 0
14/ 9 REFUGEES (377)           265 334  7 44.2  14- 7*BUENO FER NADA (707)      1  1 0
15-10 JACK ATTACK (534)         12  16  0 42.9  15/11 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/11 SAND DANCERS (233)       542 728 12 42.7  16-10 ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)   0  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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 294): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 267): DEATH STRIKE of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 262): NATHANIEL of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 249): PINE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 226): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 294): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 267): DARK TOADZ (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 262): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 249): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 226): ELANTI HUNTERS (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 262): LARCENY of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 249): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                   (turn 248): YENSI TWOFINGER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I see I was lax in my duties as Duelmaster last turn and failed to write a column.  I
blame my lack on the tournament preparation that TigToad went through.
Unfortunately, I did not live up to his expectations and failed to earn a TV for him
and for Dal Shang.  TigToad tells me that I need to stop running for a few turns, but
expects I'll be aback in a little while.  Ah well, it'll give my teammates a chance
to come close to my greatness.  May the new Duelmaster be worthy of this throne and
the best of luck to all as they fight on the sands. -- Amplitur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail DAL SHANG!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for BUENO FER NADA, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 14th.  And let's 
see, DURVAN fought DENGAN THE TRADER and gained 20 points and contributed to SAND 
DANCERS' 3-2-0.  KONGA DILLI has lost to HORRID, falling 11 points, while helping 
make REFUGEES a 1-3-0 turn.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the throne, 
AMPLITUR has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask DISORDER about the thrill 
of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Blazing Unicorn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  BUENO FER NADA has cause to stand tall, 
as they were DAL SHANG's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding BUENO FER NADA more than any other team we find DARK TOADS.  DAL 
SHANG, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that MARDEN VOSS from SAND DANCERS was DAL SHANG's most challenged 
warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, FOOL'S GOLD from ALL THAT GLITTERS challenged 
up 23 points to fight METHADONE from the PARANOIA stable.  FOOL'S GOLD perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he was beat by METHADONE and ended up with 32 
recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that DAL SHANG has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAL SHANG and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in DAL SHANG again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISORDER 6419                13   6  1   103       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMPLITUR 6440                10   3  0   134       DARK TOADS (705)
-CORAL SNAKE 5017             14   8  0   119       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
-COTIARA 6137                 12   5  1   114       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
-WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          6   1  0   103       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 MASOOD 6476                   8   3  1    92       DARK TOADS (705)
-MALACHITE 5008                6   3  0    91       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COPPERHEAD 5467              12   3  0    87       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
-SIDEWINDER 5469              11   6  2    86       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
-CINNABAR 5012                11   8  0    84       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
 JEANINE 6467                 10  10  1    81       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
-TAIPAN 6351                   9   3  2    79       ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         13  35  1    75       REFUGEES (377)
 LEPAR 6512                    7   0  0    74       DARK TOADS (705)
-ONE EYED JACK 4876           10   6  0    73       JACK ATTACK (534)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN 6471                    8   4  0    66       DARK TOADS (705)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             15  19  0    64       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MEADOW ADDER 6149             8   6  1    62       NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394                9   4  0    55       PARANOIA (702)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            5   8  0    50       THE IMMORTALS (199)
 DURVAN 6491                   8   5  1    47       SAND DANCERS (233)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 KOREEN 6490                   8   5  1    44       REFUGEES (377)
 WAIS 6447                     8   9  0    39       DARK TOADS (705)
-DOOHICKEY 6504                4   2  0    39       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        7   8  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514              3   2  0    34       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOL'S GOLD 6386              4   3  0    32       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
 MURGON 6477                   5  13  0    28       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
 HORRID 6385                   1   0  0    19       LEGION IV (595)
-CHIPP 6516                    1   0  0    18       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 OZ FOX 5454                   1   0  0    15       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          2   1  0    13       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MCMANUS 5027                  1   0  0    13       OZ 3 (554)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           1   0  0    13       OZ 2 (556)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
 AUGUSTUS HILL 5024            0   1  0     9       OZ 3 (554)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              1   1  0     4       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ODE' TO TOAD 6511      0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          STONESHATTER 18       295 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

Marden Voss -- I have no desire to make you look useless...I do desire to take many
skills from my experiences with you. -- Wais

Jesse Tavan -- I'm afraid I've never met Tremere...and I don't think he and I would
get along overly well.  He's from far from here, you needn't worry about him.  You
should worry about me, however. -- Lepar

Forla -- I would think you could have a strategy change, just this once, since you
knew your favorites and all...ah well.  A gender-neutral creature can dream. --
Amplitur

All -- I'm going to sit a few rounds while I let the rest of my teammates catch up to
my awesome fighting prowess.  Never fear, I shall return. -- Amplitur

Sultan -- Thanks for the peaceful wishes and again sorry about the bloody end to that
earlier fight....  I understand your position and wish you luck in finding something
to beat me. -- Masood

One-Eyed Jack -- I hate it when the arena secretary puts words in my mouth during a
fight.  Of COURSE I would give in.  The idea is to STAY ALIVE. -- Marden Voss

Wais -- (wearily) (because of a lot of other things that have nothing to do with the
arena)  Drat. -- Durvan

Fool's Gold -- Better a glitter than a slither, eh? -- Jesse Tavan

May-Ling Shen -- So beautiful, as a perfect sword is beautiful.  My lady, I kiss your
knees. -- Ming the Terrible

Chipp -- Off the Old Block, hmm? -- Dilys tyl Kogan

Disorder -- You left me all confused after that one. -- Churro the Hook

Human -- Oh, I see.  No jewel in YOUR head. -- Murgon

Standbys, gotta love 'em. -- Koreen and Konga Dilli

26 June 2003
     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

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ODE' TO TOAD was barely slain by STONESHATTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LEPAR luckily beat CHURRO THE HOOK in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
HUMAN overpowered MARDEN VOSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
FOOL'S GOLD was bested by METHADONE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DISORDER defeated MASOOD in a 1 minute Title match.
JEANINE bested LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a action packed 3 minute brawl.
WAIS was overpowered by MAY-LING SHEN in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
JESSE TAVAN was devastated by MEADOW ADDER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MURGON was vanquished by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MING THE TERRIBLE won victory over SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 3 minute fight.
DURVAN vanquished DENGAN THE TRADER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KOREEN defeated DENGAN THE TRADER in a 2 minute gruesome match.
DILYS TYL KOGAN overpowered AUGUSTUS HILL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KONGA DILLI was demolished by HORRID in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MCMANUS devastated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TOBIAS BEECHER devastated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
OZ FOX handily defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  17 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  20 -  2      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  16 -  0      24  |

Turn 295 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    1 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DISORDER 6419              13   6  1  103 PARANOIA (702)
STRIKING ATTACK  MASOOD 6476                 8   3  1   92 DARK TOADS (705)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                  7   0  0   74 DARK TOADS (705)
AIMED BLOW       HUMAN 6471                  8   4  0   66 DARK TOADS (705)
PARRY-LUNGE      MEADOW ADDER 6149           8   6  1   62 NATURE'S ASSASSINS (597)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394              9   4  0   55 PARANOIA (702)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                 8   5  1   47 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514            3   2  0   34 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHURRO THE HOOK 6335.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHURRO THE HOOK 6335.  The ten other most popular fighters were ODE' TO TOAD 
6511, JEANINE 6467, KOREEN 6490, LEPAR 6512, HUMAN 6471, WAIS 6447, MAY-LING SHEN 
6485, MEADOW ADDER 6149, DURVAN 6491, and METHADONE 6394.

The least popular fighter this week was KONGA DILLI 6519.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AUGUSTUS HILL 5024, MURGON 6477, JESSE TAVAN 6514, FOOL'S GOLD 
6386, MARDEN VOSS 6397, TOBIAS BEECHER 5035, MCMANUS 5027, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, 
MASOOD 6476, and OZ FOX 5454.