Date   : 12/24/2003    Duedate: 01/06/2004


DM-65    TURN-306

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-6447) [15-13-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAIS                           THE PROFESSOR
DARK TOADS (705)               CARD SHARKS (712)
(65-6447) [15-13-0,105]        (65-6550) [0-2-0,2]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEANINE                        DILYS TYL KOGAN
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6467) [14-17-1,78]         (65-6515) [7-7-0,49]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JACK ATTACK (534)           20
2. DARK TOADS (705)            17      DARK TOADS (705)
3. THE IMMORTALS (199)         16      Unchartered Team
4. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       15
5. SAND DANCERS (233)          13      NO FEAR (700)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DARK TOADS (705)          69  39  3 63.9   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    111  83  4 57.2   2/ 3 DARK TOADS (705)          6  2 1
 3/ 4 THE IMMORTALS (199)      304 272  7 52.8   3/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            6  5 0
 4/ 1*NO FEAR (700)              2   2  1 50.0   4/ 8 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  1 0
 5/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           285 357  7 44.4   5/ 4*CARD SHARKS (712)         2  4 1
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       573 752 12 43.2   6/ 7 THE IMMORTALS (199)       1  2 0
 7/ 7 JACK ATTACK (534)         13  18  0 41.9   7/ 9 JACK ATTACK (534)         1  2 0
 8/ 8*CARD SHARKS (712)          2   4  1 33.3   8/ 6*NO FEAR (700)             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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A few miles north of Dal Shang:

     Damoreth Stenn, dragging the trash bin behind him, opened another cupboard
carefully, standing out of the path of anything that might decide to spring out at
him.  There had been spiders and rats, so far, but he wouldn't be astonished at
something larger.  Not that the rat had been a small one.  It was amazing and
depressing what happened to a house when you left it vacant for a few years.  The
mushrooms in the cellar were okay.  Disconcerting, but okay.  He didn't mind a
mushroom with his steak now and then, and he was almost sure the ones in the cellar
were edible.  But he didn't like spiders, and he'd be damned if he'd eat a rat.  He
took the rake he'd brought with him and dragged the whatever-it-was, mold and all,
out of the closet, catching it neatly in his trash bin.  Several women from the
village had agreed to come in and scrub, once he got rid of the...stuff.  But the bin
was almost full, and he hadn't gotten to the pantry yet.  Or the cellar.  There was
supposed to be wine in the cellar, but what if all that remained down there were
drunken monsters?
     He didn't even want to think about the belfry.  What if there were bats!  He
hated bats!  They were rats with wings, worse even than plain rats.  Maybe he should
get Marian of Ravenskeep to advise him.  He'd bet on ravens to oust the bats.
     And his guests would be arriving any time now to help him celebrate the
beginning of the new year.  A better year for all of them and for Dal Shang, he
hoped, but a new one, anyway.  No second-hand years for him!
     Which brought up the question of a guest list.  Marian of Ravenskeep,
definitely.  But if he didn't ask anybody else, it would be kind of pointed, kind of
OBVIOUS, wouldn't it?
     Thoughtful now, he shoved his trash bin out to the road where the compost
collector could empty it, then sat down with several newsletters to ponder the
question of guests.

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

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 305): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 278): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                               Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 272): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 260): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 305): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 278): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 272): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 260): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 236): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 304): WOUNDHEALER of BOOK OF SWORDS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 277): SYR-DAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                               GROUND POUNDER of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                               FRANKIE THE FISH of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
                               STAN THE MAN of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
                               SUMMER of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 259): O PAUL of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Another round, another turn on the throne.  Wow, that sounds almost like I belong
here.  At least this turn I am a challenger champion.  I am hopeful I can hold onto
the throne at least one more turn.  I again offer my challenge to Koreen.  I wish
everyone good luck and hopefully we all live to see another day. -- Wais

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAL SHANG to 
see what's new.  TOO GOOD FOR ME like really fought hard to move up to 4th from 8th.  
Way to go!  Talk about yer big time losers!  MURGON got smashed by MAY-LING SHEN, and 
lost 15 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  WAIS stopped DURVAN dead in 
his tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  
They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  JACK ATTACK was the most avoided team.  Is a 13-18-0 record really 
that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why DARK TOADS' been avoiding JACK ATTACK 
so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is MARDEN VOSS popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of DAL SHANG!  He's got a 21-24-0, is that 
good?  People were asking me did ONE EYED JACK REALLY challenge MARDEN VOSS?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but MARDEN VOSS wants me to write about it since he was defeated by ONE 
EYED JACK.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAIS 6447                    15  13  0   105       DARK TOADS (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEPAR 6512                   12   2  0    95       DARK TOADS (705)
 ONE EYED JACK 4876           11   7  0    92       JACK ATTACK (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             21  24  0    87       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             11   5  0    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JEANINE 6467                 14  17  1    78       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       14  12  0    73       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DURVAN 6491                  13  11  1    73       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485           11  13  0    73       THE IMMORTALS (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOREEN 6490                  13  11  1    56       REFUGEES (377)
 MURGON 6477                  11  18  0    51       REFUGEES (377)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          7   7  0    49       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              6   7  0    46       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK B QUICK 4874             1   1  0    19       JACK ATTACK (534)
-THE PERFECT PLAYER 6552       1   0  1    16       CARD SHARKS (712)
-DEVILFISH 6551                1   0  0    15       CARD SHARKS (712)
-PROCTOPHOBIA 6354             2   0  1    12       NO FEAR (700)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         2   0  0    10       REFUGEES (377)
 THE PROFESSOR 6550            0   2  0     2       CARD SHARKS (712)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
MICROPHOBIA 6355       0  1 0 NO FEAR 700           SARZINA THE BRIGHT 19 306 NONE    
CHURRO THE HOOK 6544   0  1 0 REFUGEES 377          MAGN GANDR 6545       303         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Koreen -- Well, I'm sorry you're not as honored by the title shots as you could be...
I'm going to keep them up as long as I can. -- Wais

One Eyed Jack -- That affects your depth perception, you know.  You shouldn't have
become a gladiator without depth perception. -- Marden Voss the falsely sympathetic
but actually glad to have won a fight

Lepar -- Oh yes, a toad.  Of course.  Just what I was, ah, hoping to see.  More or
less.  Well, okay, I was HOPING to see a toad stunned and lying on the sand waiting
to be buried in it, but I suppose that's asking too much. -- Durvan

I suppose a win and a skill is better than nothing. -- Jesse Tavan

May-Ling Shen -- You did fine, young lady.  Another time, maybe you'll do better, but
you know it isn't proper for a woman to defeat a man at a manly art like dueling. --
Ming the Terribly Surprised but Happy

Even a loss and a skill is better than nothing, I guess. -- Dilys tyl Kogan

TigToad -- If time permits, I'll get the party started this turn.  At least I don't
have to PLOT it. -- Li Dan

Wais -- It's a gift. -- Murgon

Bal Iss -- Try socks.  They might help. -- Dilys

Wais -- Hmm, we certainly taught each other well.  I rather like that part of it.
And YOU have to write the column, not me.  I like that, too. -- Koreen

Jeanine -- I knew someone named Jeanine.  One of my mother's friends.  I don't think
you're her, are you? -- Murgon

For a standby, Dengan the Trader taught very well.  I was impressed, and also
pleased. -- Konga Dilli

The Professor -- So you're a shark, are you?  Well, I'm a fisherman, and I know what
to do with a shark! -- Churro the Spike
P.S.  Good steaks, sharks.

Magn Gandr -- Well, my teammates kept hollering at me to "use my head," so I did....
-- Ghost of Churro the Hook

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MICROPHOBIA was butchered by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ONE EYED JACK vanquished MARDEN VOSS in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
LEPAR defeated JESSE TAVAN in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
THE PROFESSOR was bested by CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
WAIS demolished DURVAN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
KOREEN was overpowered by JEANINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MURGON was devastated by MAY-LING SHEN in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
MING THE TERRIBLE overcame HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 5 minute melee.
DILYS TYL KOGAN viciously subdued ONE-EYED YOFAN in a action packed 1 minute duel.
KONGA DILLI slimly lost to ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 2 minute gory duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  12 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         8 -  14 -  0      36  |

Turn 306 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WAIS 6447                  15  13  0  105 DARK TOADS (705)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                 12   2  0   95 DARK TOADS (705)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE EYED JACK 4876         11   7  0   92 JACK ATTACK (534)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                13  11  1   73 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                13  11  1   56 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 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515.  The ten other most popular fighters were JESSE TAVAN 6514, 

The least popular fighter this week was KOREEN 6490.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MICROPHOBIA 6355, LEPAR 6512, MARDEN VOSS 6397, MURGON 6477, JEANINE 
6467, DURVAN 6491, WAIS 6447, KONGA DILLI 6519, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, and MAY-LING 
SHEN 6485.

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

WAIS (65-6447) DARK TOADS (705)