DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2004    Duedate: 02/17/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-309

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHATCHAMACALLIT
BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6507) [7-1-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARDEN VOSS                    WHATCHAMACALLIT
SAND DANCERS (233)             BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6397) [24-24-0,117]        (65-6507) [7-1-0,113]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARDEN VOSS                    MARDEN VOSS
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6397) [24-24-0,117]        (65-6397) [24-24-0,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OZ 3 (554)                  34
2. LEGION IV (595)             23      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. BUENO FER NADA (707)        20      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOIA (702)              11
5. CARD SHARKS (712)            8      LEGION IV (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LEGION IV (595)            4   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  5 0
 2/ 0*BUENO FER NADA (707)      16   3  0 84.2   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            8  4 1
 3/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                 4   1  0 80.0   3/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                2  0 0
 4- 1*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   6   2  0 75.0   4/ 0*BUENO FER NADA (707)      2  0 0
 5/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                 7   3  0 70.0   5/ 8*CARD SHARKS (712)         2  1 1
 6- 2 DARK TOADS (705)          69  41  3 62.7   6/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  1 0
 7/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    113  84  4 57.4   7- 4 JACK ATTACK (534)         1  0 0
 8- 5 THE IMMORTALS (199)      305 273  7 52.8   8/ 0*LEGION IV (595)           1  0 0
 9/ 4 PARANOIA (702)            43  39  8 52.4   9- 7*SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
10/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           293 361  8 44.8  10- 5 THE IMMORTALS (199)       1  1 0
11/10*CARD SHARKS (712)          4   5  2 44.4  11/ 9 PARANOIA (702)            0  4 0
12- 8 JACK ATTACK (534)         14  18  0 43.8  12- 6 DARK TOADS (705)          0  2 0
13/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       583 757 12 43.5  13/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                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 308): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 281): CLONE MISHAP of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 276): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 263): MARTIN BLANK of BEING JOHN CUSAK (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 240): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 308): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 281): FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 276): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 263): WILD KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 240): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 280): JAY HOWELL of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 276): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
                                  MORGANNA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 262): COCAINE of HABIT (Mother S., mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Somehow, this is my second turn as your Duelmaster, or should it be
Duelmistress.  In any event, I thought the least I could do is blather about
something, even if it's stupid.  After all, my 11 wit has only picked up 26 skills so
I really can't share any fighting words of wisdom.  That said, I'll shut up.

                    Jeanine, just putting in time

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAL SHANG!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon DARK 
TOADS this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 12th position in the wake of a 
0-0-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week CARD SHARKS went 1-0-1 to move up 3 in the rankings.  AUGUSTUS HILL 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DILYS 
TYL KOGAN and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, AUGUSTUS HILL put down DILYS TYL KOGAN, causing her to lose 23 points 
of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of WHATCHAMACALLIT, 
for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in DAL SHANG seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  JACK ATTACK is feared.  This much 
I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding JACK ATTACK.  Indeed it was CARD SHARKS.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CHURRO THE SPIKE take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in DAL SHANG.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in DAL SHANG as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          7   1  0   113       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             24  24  0   117       SAND DANCERS (233)
-ONE EYED JACK 4876           12   7  0    96       JACK ATTACK (534)
 JEANINE 6467                 16  18  1    92       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                  15  12  1    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       16  13  0    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MURGON 6477                  14  18  1    85       REFUGEES (377)
-MAY-LING SHEN 6485           12  14  0    84       THE IMMORTALS (199)
-LEPAR 6512                   12   3  0    81       DARK TOADS (705)
-METHADONE 6394               11   4  0    81       PARANOIA (702)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             12   7  0    68       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID 6385                   4   0  0    64       LEGION IV (595)
 KOREEN 6490                  15  12  1    62       REFUGEES (377)
 AUGUSTUS HILL 5024            4   1  0    59       OZ 3 (554)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOVELING SANDY 3584          3   3  0    54       STORMNITE SANDBAGGER (401)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                5   2  0    49       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              8   8  0    42       REFUGEES (377)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          9   8  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           4   1  0    37       OZ 2 (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCMANUS 5027                  3   2  0    32       OZ 3 (554)
-CHIPP 6516                    2   0  0    25       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 THE PROFESSOR 6550            2   3  1    24       CARD SHARKS (712)

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   2  0    11       REFUGEES (377)
-CAPTAIN JACK 4878             1   2  0    11       JACK ATTACK (534)
-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?
NORMAR THE BLOND 2     0  1 0   1                   THE PROFESSOR 6550    309 NONE    
BANTAM WEIGHT 6563     0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          OLTA THE TREE 20      309 NONE    
ATROPHY 6520           0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          BLUESTONE 26          309 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And the Sand Dancers go 4-1 against standbys.  I don't know if we can stand the
excitement. -- Lani tyl Kogan

AND the Refugees go 2-1 against standbys, and also Churro loses our only fight
against a real warrior.  There are days like this (obviously), but nobody said we had
to like 'em. -- Zarla

The Professor -- Mirror records, huh?  Well I can live with that.  But I wish you'd
taught better.  I expected you to teach better, with a name like that! -- Churro the
Spike

Only two fights last week between managed warriors!  Looking bad here. -- Lani and
Zarla

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BANTAM WEIGHT was butchered by OLTA THE TREE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ATROPHY was viciously butchered by BLUESTONE in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
JEANINE was demolished by WHATCHAMACALLIT in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MARDEN VOSS viciously subdued MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 4 minute veteran's contest.
JESSE TAVAN was bested by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute brawl.
DURVAN vanquished LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MING THE TERRIBLE beat MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 3 minute bloody brawl.
MURGON overpowered CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
DILYS TYL KOGAN was vanquished by AUGUSTUS HILL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KONGA DILLI was vanquished by HORRID in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DOOHICKEY defeated TOBIAS BEECHER in a 2 minute match.
KOREEN handily defeated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
MCMANUS demolished CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE PROFESSOR easily killed NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |

Turn 309 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507        7   1  0  113 BUENO FER NADA (707)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                15  12  1   89 SAND DANCERS (233)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     16  13  0   85 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           12   7  0   68 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORRID 6385                 4   0  0   64 LEGION IV (595)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                15  12  1   62 REFUGEES (377)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOOHICKEY 6504              5   2  0   49 BUENO FER NADA (707)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBIAS BEECHER 5035         4   1  0   37 OZ 2 (556)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARDEN VOSS 6397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARDEN VOSS 6397.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURGON 6477, 
KOREEN 6490, ATROPHY 6520, DURVAN 6491, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, HORRID 6385, 
DOOHICKEY 6504, TOBIAS BEECHER 5035, MCMANUS 5027, and WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507.

The least popular fighter this week was CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KONGA DILLI 6519, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, JESSE TAVAN 6514, 
BANTAM WEIGHT 6563, JEANINE 6467, THE PROFESSOR 6550, AUGUSTUS HILL 5024, 
WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, MCMANUS 5027, and TOBIAS BEECHER 5035.