DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2004    Duedate: 01/20/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-307

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEANINE
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
(65-6467) [15-17-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARDEN VOSS                    CHIPP
SAND DANCERS (233)             SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
(65-6397) [22-24-0,109]        (65-6516) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JEANINE                        ONE EYED JACK
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          JACK ATTACK (534)
(65-6467) [15-17-1,96]         (65-4876) [12-7-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REFUGEES (377)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REFUGEES (377)              27
2. THE IMMORTALS (199)         20      DARK TOADS (705)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       18      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)     7
5. JACK ATTACK (534)            4      SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   6   2  0 75.0   1/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            8  4 0
 2/ 1 DARK TOADS (705)          69  41  3 62.7   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 3/ 2 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    112  83  4 57.4   3/ 2 DARK TOADS (705)          4  4 0
 4/ 3 THE IMMORTALS (199)      305 272  7 52.9   4/ 6 THE IMMORTALS (199)       2  1 0
 5- 4*NO FEAR (700)              2   2  1 50.0   5/ 7 JACK ATTACK (534)         2  1 0
 6/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           289 357  7 44.7   6/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  1 0
 7/ 7 JACK ATTACK (534)         14  18  0 43.8   7/ 5*CARD SHARKS (712)         2  5 1
 8/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       575 755 12 43.2   8/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
 9/ 8*CARD SHARKS (712)          2   5  1 28.6   9- 8*NO FEAR (700)             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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in DAL SHANG since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  DAL SHANG 
watched with glee as SAND DANCERS got knocked off top spot by REFUGEES!  What's with 
MARDEN VOSS?  He actually beat DARK TOADS' LEPAR, and walked away with 22 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at SAND DANCERS.  JESSE TAVAN lost 16 points to 
MAY-LING SHEN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe JESSE TAVAN will provide more 
easy wins...  I'm sure DAL SHANG is excited about JEANINE, the new Duelmaster from 
TOO GOOD FOR ME.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, JACK ATTACK!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at CARD SHARKS ain't reelin'!  JACK ATTACK's 
mad!  What do people see in CHURRO THE SPIKE?  His 3-0-0?  REFUGEES ain't talkin', 
but he's got 13 points.  Taunt your opponent MING THE TERRIBLE!  That was my lucky 
charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 19 points!)  ONE EYED JACK should have 
an easy win.  ONE EYED JACK bested MING THE TERRIBLE.  JACK ATTACK calls this 
fighting?  In my day...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEANINE 6467                 15  17  1    96       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             22  24  0   109       SAND DANCERS (233)
 ONE EYED JACK 4876           12   7  0    96       JACK ATTACK (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY-LING SHEN 6485           12  13  0    93       THE IMMORTALS (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEPAR 6512                   12   3  0    81       DARK TOADS (705)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       14  13  0    74       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             11   6  0    69       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                  13  12  1    65       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                  14  11  1    63       REFUGEES (377)
 MURGON 6477                  12  18  0    58       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONGA DILLI 6519              7   7  0    56       REFUGEES (377)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          8   7  0    53       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIPP 6516                    2   0  0    25       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)

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)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         3   0  0    13       REFUGEES (377)
-PROCTOPHOBIA 6354             2   0  1    12       NO FEAR (700)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
 THE PROFESSOR 6550            0   3  0     3       CARD SHARKS (712)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Murgon -- No, I'm not one of your mother's friends.  I'm one of my manager's first
loves, which definitely puts me over the hill. -- Jeanine

Koreen -- Bad style matchup, that's all. -- Jeanine

Ming the Terrible -- I'll avoid inserting any colorful banter after your name...it's
just too easy.  And I have noticed (believe it or not) that we seem to have met on
the sands a little too often for my tastes.  As for your thoughts on the matter of
who should and shouldn't be winning and/or participating in the arena...never mind,
that's too easy too. *grin* -- May-Ling Shen

One-Eyed Jack -- I'd like to put THAT eye out, too.  Darn. -- Marden Voss the Sorely
Wounded

Lepar -- You any kin to the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County? -- Jesse
Tavan

Wais -- The only surprise in that match was that it was my turn to lose to you.  I
thought I had a few weeks yet before that happened.  Ah, well. -- Durvan
P.S.  You're a damned good student for someone with more fights than I've got.

Standbys.  Bah. -- Ming the Terrible
P.S.  Everybody's afraid to face me, yes?

If that's the case, they must be afraid to face lots of us, which doesn't make sense.
I think it's just "nobody home." -- Dilys tyl Kogan

The Professor -- And you only taught me ONE skill?  You're not much of a professor!
-- Churro the Spike

Jeanine -- Maybe you need to exorcise your bathtub? -- Koreen

May-Ling Shen -- I don't know what Ming sees in you. -- Murgon

Damn standbys anyway. -- Konga Dilli

Wais -- We have never doubted your courtesy and honor. -- Koreen
P.S.  And we all congratulate you on your graduation.

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

ONE EYED JACK bested MING THE TERRIBLE in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
THE PROFESSOR was subdued by CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge melee.
WAIS was defeated by JEANINE in a 2 minute bloody master's Title duel.
LEPAR was overpowered by MARDEN VOSS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided fight.
MAY-LING SHEN vanquished JESSE TAVAN in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
DURVAN was devastated by SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DILYS TYL KOGAN overcame SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a action packed 1 minute melee.
KONGA DILLI viciously subdued ONE-EYED YOFAN in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
MURGON vanquished SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KOREEN overpowered KORKA THE HAIRY in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
CHIPP demolished NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |

Turn 307 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     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ONE EYED JACK 4876         12   7  0   96 JACK ATTACK (534)
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                 12   3  0   81 DARK TOADS (705)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                13  12  1   65 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                14  11  1   63 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 ONE EYED JACK 4876.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARDEN VOSS 6397, 
KONGA DILLI 6519, JEANINE 6467, MAY-LING SHEN 6485, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, KOREEN 
6490, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, MURGON 6477, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, and THE PROFESSOR 
6550.

The least popular fighter this week was DURVAN 6491.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JESSE TAVAN 6514, LEPAR 6512, CHIPP 6516, THE PROFESSOR 6550, MING THE 
TERRIBLE 6482, MURGON 6477, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, KOREEN 6490, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, 
and MAY-LING SHEN 6485.

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

WAIS (65-6447) DARK TOADS (705)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff