DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2003    Duedate: 12/09/2003

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WAIS
DARK TOADS (705)
(65-6447) [13-13-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAIS                           PROCTOPHOBIA
DARK TOADS (705)               NO FEAR (700)
(65-6447) [13-13-0,89]         (65-6354) [2-0-1,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEANINE                        KONGA DILLI
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          REFUGEES (377)
(65-6467) [13-16-1,62]         (65-6519) [5-6-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          38
2. DARK TOADS (705)            21      DARK TOADS (705)
3. REFUGEES (377)              10      Unchartered Team
4. NO FEAR (700)                4
5. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        3      NO FEAR (700)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*NO FEAR (700)              2   0  1  100   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  5 0
 2- 1 FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)   28  14  1 66.7   2/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)          8  3 2
 3/ 2 DARK TOADS (705)          65  37  3 63.7   3/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            4  7 0
 4- 3 CRUSADE (605)             33  24  0 57.9   4/ 4 THE IMMORTALS (199)       2  1 0
 5/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    110  82  4 57.3   5- 6 THE NORSK (304)           2  2 1
 6/ 5 THE IMMORTALS (199)      303 271  7 52.8   6- 5 FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)   1  0 1
 7/ 6 REFUGEES (377)           281 353  7 44.3   7/ 0*NO FEAR (700)             1  0 0
 8/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       568 747 12 43.2   8/ 7 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     1  2 0
 9/ 0 JACK ATTACK (534)         12  17  0 41.4   9/ 0 JACK ATTACK (534)         0  1 0
10- 8 THE NORSK (304)           20  34  1 37.0  10- 8 CRUSADE (605)             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 303): KOREEN of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 276): <COOKIE JONES> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 271): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 258): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 235): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 303): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 276): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 271): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 258): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 235): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 303): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                              CORAL SNAKE of ALL THAT SLITHERS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 276): OREL HERSHISER of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                               DURANY of WICKED DESTINY (Bum, mgr.)
                               GANGLARE of EINHERJAR IV (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 258): PROOKIE of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The warriors in the stands clashed their weapons together, supposedly to
indicate approval of my performance.  I question that.  It doesn't seem like an
approving gesture, somehow.  Besides, I have this overwhelming suspicion that anyone
who loses next time is going to blame me "because his weapons were blunted from
clashing."  Bah.

                                        Koreen

P.S.  Masood, I'll take the throne as an alternative to a bloodfeud, okay?  This kind
of stuff--dying and all--happens in the arena, after all.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DAL SHANG will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARK TOADS is pushed out of top team by SAND DANCERS, who came from 
2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, JESSE TAVAN fought MAY-LING SHEN and 
gained 19 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 4-1-0.  MAY-LING SHEN has lost to 
JESSE TAVAN, falling 16 points, while helping make THE IMMORTALS a 0-1-0 turn.  And 
not without some honor, WAIS now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of DAL 
SHANG.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Blazing Unicorn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  FEROCIOUS FELINES 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 guess who avoided FEROCIOUS FELINES stable the most?  Believe it 
or not, it was DARK TOADS.  Anyone surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  AMPLITUR was sent to the 
Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     I like this place, DAL SHANG, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  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                  
 WAIS 6447                    13  13  0    89       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUREENA 5509                 14   7  0   106       CRUSADE (605)
-LION 5464                    10   1  0    91       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAGUAR 5462                  10   5  0    89       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
 DURVAN 6491                  13   9  1    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             20  23  0    83       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             10   4  0    80       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                  13   9  1    75       REFUGEES (377)
-ONE EYED JACK 4876           10   6  0    73       JACK ATTACK (534)
-LEPAR 6512                   10   2  0    69       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEANINE 6467                 13  16  1    62       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485           10  12  0    61       THE IMMORTALS (199)
-TIGER 5460                    7   7  0    60       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       12  12  0    57       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGON 6477                  10  17  0    56       REFUGEES (377)
-JOHN MATHESON 5506            9   8  0    45       CRUSADE (605)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              5   6  0    39       REFUGEES (377)
-DRAUMR VEFA 2778              5   3  0    39       THE NORSK (304)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          6   6  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAND BRESTA 2442              4   6  0    33       THE NORSK (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
-BAL ISS 2438                  3   7  0    16       THE NORSK (304)
-LEOPARD 5461                  1   1  1    14       FEROCIOUS FELINES (596)
 PROCTOPHOBIA 6354             2   0  1    12       NO FEAR (700)
-MAGN GANDR 6545               1   0  1    11       THE NORSK (304)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
-GAR ROETH 2847                1   1  0    10       THE NORSK (304)
 JACK HANDEY 4869              0   1  0     1       JACK ATTACK (534)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUEEN OF STEEL 25      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          AMPLITUR 6440         304 NONE    
CHURRO THE HOOK 6544   0  1 0 REFUGEES 377          MAGN GANDR 6545       303         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tigtoad -- Sorry about Masood in the tourney. -- Sultan
P.S.  Sorry, my A--! -- Jeanine, for the dearly departed

Durvan -- Okay, I admit, nice fight, nice learns. -- Jeanine, barely in the fight, or
didn't you even notice?

Jeanine -- Ah, you're too good for me!  I am abashed at my callous and caddish
treatment of you.  Can you forgive me?  Have mercy!  Join me for dinner! -- Druvan
P.S.  I'll even feed you peeled grapes, though I have no idea where that suggestion
came from.

May-Ling Shen -- I am now convinced, totally CERTAIN, that what we need to do is get
you OUT of here by way of the Isle.  You just don't belong here...so long as you're
facing me.  I don't want you facing me again, you see.  Well, not on the sands,
anyway. -- Marden Voss
P.S.  And I can't wish you DEAD.

Ah, standbys, gotta love 'em. -- Jesse Tavan

I seized Korka the Hairy by the beard and shaved him close. -- Ming the Terrible
P.S.  All EXCEPT his beard, obviously, since I was holding him by that.

Bal Iss -- (sternly)  But if you don't pull up your socks and win some fights, I WILL
laugh at you. -- Dilys tyl Kogan

TigToad and the Dark Toads -- I don't have time to go into the party stuff today, but
with a little luck, next time, okay? -- Damoreth Stenn
P.S.  First I have to do something about the monsters in the closets.
P.P.S.  And under the beds.
P.P.P.S.  And I think I'll just nail the cellar door shut....

Wais -- Admit it, you love me for my ability to teach. -- Professor Murgon

I would've liked to bury that standby in the sands.  How about if I take him down to
the beach and do it there? -- Konga Dilli

Magn Gandr -- I'm cursed, aren't I? -- Ghost of Churro the Hook the Second

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AMPLITUR viciously butchered QUEEN OF STEEL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
KOREEN was subdued by WAIS in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
DURVAN overpowered HELVAN QUICKHAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
MAY-LING SHEN was overpowered by JESSE TAVAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARDEN VOSS bested MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
JEANINE bested DILYS TYL KOGAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
MURGON overpowered DENGAN THE TRADER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MING THE TERRIBLE vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 3 minute uneven duel.
KONGA DILLI defeated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a popular 5 minute expert vs. novice duel.
PROCTOPHOBIA viciously subdued JACK HANDEY in a 1 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  1      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |

Turn 304 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                13   9  1   85 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           10   4  0   80 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                13   9  1   75 REFUGEES (377)
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 KONGA DILLI 6519.  The ten other most popular fighters were WAIS 6447, DURVAN 
6491, JESSE TAVAN 6514, MARDEN VOSS 6397, JEANINE 6467, MURGON 6477, PROCTOPHOBIA 
6354, KOREEN 6490, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, and MAY-LING SHEN 6485.

The least popular fighter this week was JACK HANDEY 4869.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, DILYS TYL KOGAN 
6515, KOREEN 6490, PROCTOPHOBIA 6354, MURGON 6477, JEANINE 6467, MARDEN VOSS 6397, 
JESSE TAVAN 6514, and DURVAN 6491.

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

WOUNDHEALER (65-4496) BOOK OF SWORDS (481)

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

CORAL SNAKE (65-5017) ALL THAT SLITHERS (552)
AMPLITUR (65-6440) DARK TOADS (705)