DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2003    Duedate: 09/16/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-298

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MASOOD
DARK TOADS (705)
(65-6476) [10-4-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MASOOD                         OZ FOX
DARK TOADS (705)               TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
(65-6476) [10-4-1,118]         (65-5454) [4-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHURRO THE HOOK                TOBIAS BEECHER
REFUGEES (377)                 OZ 2 (556)
(65-6335) [14-37-1,81]         (65-5035) [4-0-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)    21
2. DARK TOADS (705)            20      FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
3. OZ 2 (556)                  17      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOIA (702)              14
5. OZ 3 (554)                  13       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*OZ 2 (556)                 4   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 2/ 2*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   4   0  0  100   2/ 2 DARK TOADS (705)          5  5 0
 3- 3*LEGION IV (595)            3   0  0  100   3/ 8*OZ 3 (554)                4  2 0
 4/ 4 FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)   25  11  0 69.4   4/ 4 REFUGEES (377)            4  8 0
 5/11*OZ 3 (554)                 5   3  0 62.5   5/ 5*OZ 2 (556)                3  0 0
 6/ 6 DARK TOADS (705)          49  30  1 62.0   6/ 6*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  3  0 0
 7- 7 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   34  21  0 61.8   7/ 3 PARANOIA (702)            3  1 0
 8/ 8 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    108  78  4 58.1   8- 7*LEGION IV (595)           2  0 0
 9/10 PARANOIA (702)            40  35  8 53.3   9-11*DOUBLE VISION (627)       2  2 0
10/ 9 THE IMMORTALS (199)      299 269  7 52.6  10-13 ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)   1  0 0
11-12*DOUBLE VISION (627)        2   2  0 50.0  11/14 FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)   1  1 0
12/13 REFUGEES (377)           269 342  7 44.0  12/ 9 THE IMMORTALS (199)       1  2 0
13/14 SAND DANCERS (233)       550 735 12 42.8  13/10 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     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 297): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 270): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): IAN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 252): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 229): STILE of SPLIT INFINITY 2 from DAL SHANG (TigToad)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 297): SAND DANCERS (Li Dan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 270): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 252): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 229): DARK TOADS, etc. (TigToad, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): IAN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 264): NATHANIEL  DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): MAD LODEN of SAND DANCERS (Li Dan, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I'm your champion.  Disorder was a fine challenger, I have a feeling when we
fight again it will be yet another great match.  However, it isn't happening soon.
This is my last fight in 65 for 2-3 turns.  After this attempt to hold the throne,
likely against Churro, since he's the only one in range, I must sit for tourney
timing.  I will be back, unlike my staid friend Lepar.  Amplitur will not be back,
TigToad decided.  Sad.  This team has so much talent not being utilized.  I expect
the Dark Toads could even deactivate for a turn or two until the tourney draws closer
if I fail to hold the throne.  A pity.  Anyway, best of luck to Churro and Disorder.
I wish the best to those who follow me. -- Masood

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in DAL SHANG this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for PARANOIA, whose 1-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
7th.  OZ 3 stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings. 
This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, OZ FOX fought 
KOREEN and gained 21 points and contributed to TRIBAL COUNCIL 900's 1-0-0.  MAY-LING 
SHEN has lost to TOBIAS BEECHER, falling 15 points, while helping make THE IMMORTALS 
a 0-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MASOOD 
remains DAL SHANG's top warrior for another turn.  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.  I also notice that the PARANOIA stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on DAL SHANG, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding PARANOIA more than any other team we find DARK TOADS.  DAL SHANG, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was REFUGEES' warrior CHURRO THE HOOK.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), WAIS challenged MARDEN VOSS today, facing a 33 difference in recognition. 
But when the dust settled, WAIS had lost to MARDEN VOSS, and DARK TOADS left WAIS 
doing chores when they went to the tavern.  Better luck next time.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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 the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASOOD 6476                  10   4  1   118       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMPLITUR 6440                10   3  0   134       DARK TOADS (705)
 DISORDER 6419                15   7  1   100       PARANOIA (702)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             18  19  0    93       SAND DANCERS (233)
-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)
 JEANINE 6467                 11  12  1    82       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 CHURRO THE HOOK 6335         14  37  1    81       REFUGEES (377)
-JAGUAR 5462                   9   5  0    81       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
-LEPAR 6512                    8   0  0    81       DARK TOADS (705)
-LION 5464                     9   1  0    77       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
 TIGER 5460                    7   5  0    72       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METHADONE 6394               10   4  0    66       PARANOIA (702)
 HUMAN 6471                    9   6  0    62       DARK TOADS (705)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAIS 6447                     9  11  0    55       DARK TOADS (705)
-FOOL'S GOLD 6386              5   3  0    52       ALL THAT GLITTERS (551)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482        9   9  0    49       SAND DANCERS (233)
 OZ FOX 5454                   4   0  0    48       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
 MURGON 6477                   7  14  0    47       REFUGEES (377)
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           4   0  0    42       OZ 2 (556)
-HORRID 6385                   3   0  0    41       LEGION IV (595)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514              5   3  0    40       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                   9   7  1    35       REFUGEES (377)
 DURVAN 6491                   9   7  1    35       SAND DANCERS (233)
 AUGUSTUS HILL 5024            3   1  0    34       OZ 3 (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485            6  10  0    32       THE IMMORTALS (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCMANUS 5027                  2   2  0    23       OZ 3 (554)
-KHELDAR 5665                  1   1  0    16       DOUBLE VISION (627)
-MERCUTIO 5668                 1   1  0    14       DOUBLE VISION (627)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          2   4  0    10       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              1   4  0     7       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Marden Voss -- I am proud of my amphibian heritage.  I was _named_ Human.  I think
someone thought it was funny.  Most people just find it confusing. -- Human the Toad

Methadone -- An excellent fight, to be sure.  It's not a challenge I want to receive
frequently, so I hope you learned your lesson this time.  Of course, if that lesson
is, you can win the fight and get skills, maybe I don't want you learning it. --
Human

Disorder -- I almost never hunt heads, despite what you preach to the masses.  I will
admit, my guys seem to get a little more kill excited when they fight yours for some
random reason, but you'll notice they never follow through. -- TigToad

A victory over a standby is as good as any other victory. -- Marden Voss

I'll second that, and I got two skills out of it, too. -- Jesse Tavan

May-Ling Shen -- (grinning like the idiot he is)  They're wrong, you know.  A victory
over a managed warrior is LOTS better than any other kind of victory. -- Ming the
Terrible
P.S.  Even though my aim is rotten.

McManus -- Rotten bad match for you. -- Durvan
P.S.  You noticed, didn't you?

Tobias Beecher -- You bathe?  I would never have guessed. -- Dilys tyl Kogan

Lepar -- Looking at your record, I would have to say that everybody here has been
missing you right along. -- Lani tyl Kogan, Sand Dancers

Wais -- Heck. -- Koreen the Not Eloquent

Drat, that standby didn't teach me a thing. -- Churro the Hook
P.S.  It was a Khriatrin Dwarf.

Horrid -- You're well-named. -- Murgon

Oz Fox -- I don't CARE if you're a better fighter, a man should be TALLER than me if
he wants a date. -- Konga Dilli
P.S.  Or very, very persuasive....

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DISORDER devastated CHURRO THE HOOK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WAIS was demolished by MARDEN VOSS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HUMAN devastated JESSE TAVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MASOOD overpowered JEANINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
TIGER devastated MING THE TERRIBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAY-LING SHEN was bested by TOBIAS BEECHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
DURVAN was handily defeated by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KOREEN was vanquished by OZ FOX in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MURGON vanquished SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
AUGUSTUS HILL overpowered DILYS TYL KOGAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MCMANUS handily defeated KONGA DILLI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  18 -  2      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  16 -  0      30  |

Turn 298 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     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MASOOD 6476                10   4  1  118 DARK TOADS (705)
LUNGING ATTACK   DISORDER 6419              15   7  1  100 PARANOIA (702)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TIGER 5460                  7   5  0   72 FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
AIMED BLOW       HUMAN 6471                  9   6  0   62 DARK TOADS (705)
PARRY-LUNGE      OZ FOX 5454                 4   0  0   48 TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514            5   3  0   40 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                 9   7  1   35 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-STRIKE     AUGUSTUS HILL 5024          3   1  0   34 OZ 3 (554)
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 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURGON 6477, 
DISORDER 6419, MARDEN VOSS 6397, HUMAN 6471, MASOOD 6476, TIGER 5460, OZ FOX 5454, 
AUGUSTUS HILL 5024, CHURRO THE HOOK 6335, and WAIS 6447.

The least popular fighter this week was KONGA DILLI 6519.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, KOREEN 6490, DURVAN 6491, MING THE 
TERRIBLE 6482, JEANINE 6467, JESSE TAVAN 6514, MCMANUS 5027, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, WAIS 
6447, and CHURRO THE HOOK 6335.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff