DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/18/2004    Duedate: 03/02/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-310

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHATCHAMACALLIT
BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6507) [8-1-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHATCHAMACALLIT                AUGUSTUS HILL
BUENO FER NADA (707)           OZ 3 (554)
(65-6507) [8-1-0,123]          (65-5024) [5-1-0,85]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARDEN VOSS                    KONGA DILLI
SAND DANCERS (233)             REFUGEES (377)
(65-6397) [25-24-0,121]        (65-6519) [9-8-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REFUGEES (377)              27
2. OZ 3 (554)                  26      BUENO FER NADA (707)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       19      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION IV (595)             15
5. BUENO FER NADA (707)        10      LEGION IV (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGION IV (595)            5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 BUENO FER NADA (707)      17   4  0 81.0   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            7  5 1
 3- 3*OZ 2 (556)                 4   1  0 80.0   3/ 5*CARD SHARKS (712)         3  0 1
 4/ 5*OZ 3 (554)                 8   3  0 72.7   4/ 3*OZ 3 (554)                3  0 0
 5/ 7 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    114  85  4 57.3   5/ 4 BUENO FER NADA (707)      3  1 0
 6- 8 THE IMMORTALS (199)      305 273  7 52.8   6/ 8*LEGION IV (595)           2  0 0
 7- 9 PARANOIA (702)            43  39  8 52.4   7/ 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  2 0
 8/11*CARD SHARKS (712)          5   5  2 50.0   8-11 PARANOIA (702)            0  4 0
 9/10 REFUGEES (377)           296 362  8 45.0   9-10 THE IMMORTALS (199)       0  1 0
10/13 SAND DANCERS (233)       584 761 12 43.4  10-13*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 309): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 282): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 277): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STAND (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 264): ROCKY of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 241): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 309): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 282): FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 277): none
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 264): WILD KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 241): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 276): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
                                  MORGANNA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of DAL 
SHANG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  PARANOIA turned their 0-0-0 turn into 
a 8th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Now let's all watch REFUGEES' heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  
Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see AUGUSTUS HILL win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
AUGUSTUS HILL beat MING THE TERRIBLE and MING THE TERRIBLE lost 22 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be getting 
bland, as WHATCHAMACALLIT stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DAL 
SHANG?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  DAL 
SHANG, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  OZ 3 the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like BUENO FER NADA avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, CHURRO THE SPIKE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to JEANINE of 
TOO GOOD FOR ME for challenging up by 25 to MARDEN VOSS.  JEANINE lost to get 90 
points of recognition.  And we have THE PROFESSOR in a challenge, going down 13 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought THE PROFESSOR showed great skill and 
promise when he overcame CHURRO THE SPIKE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the DAL SHANG arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          8   1  0   123       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             25  24  0   121       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGON 6477                  15  18  1    91       REFUGEES (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEANINE 6467                 16  19  1    90       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 AUGUSTUS HILL 5024            5   1  0    85       OZ 3 (554)
 DURVAN 6491                  15  13  1    84       SAND DANCERS (233)
-MAY-LING SHEN 6485           12  14  0    84       THE IMMORTALS (199)
-METHADONE 6394               11   4  0    81       PARANOIA (702)
 HORRID 6385                   5   0  0    79       LEGION IV (595)
 KOREEN 6490                  16  12  1    67       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       16  14  0    63       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             12   8  0    57       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KONGA DILLI 6519              9   8  0    57       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOVELING SANDY 3584          3   3  0    54       STORMNITE SANDBAGGER (401)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                5   3  0    49       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           4   1  0    37       OZ 2 (556)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          9   9  0    36       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MCMANUS 5027                  3   2  0    32       OZ 3 (554)
 THE PROFESSOR 6550            3   3  1    28       CARD SHARKS (712)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                 1   0  0    21       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
-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   3  0    12       REFUGEES (377)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whatchamacallit -- Looks to me like we're both on the wrong squad:  you're too good
for me, and I'm good for nothing!  BTW, nice learns! -- Jeanine

Ah, a standby to start the day, splendid!  A tough standby, of course, as I am worthy
of no less.  A Dwarf, but NOT from Khalhums (that washed up burg).  From the Hall of
Khra, more likely.  I can live with that. -- Marden Voss
P.S.  Although he COULD have taught better and I wouldn't mind.

Hunh.  I think Marden stacked the draw for standbys!  I got ol' Helvan, who thinks
he's some kind of hotshot criminal or assassin or something and ACTS like it.  I've
been cheated here! -- Jesse Tavan

And I got M. Chardinee's Adantri cousin, who is a polite fellow, but absolutely dumb.
Didn't teach me a thing. -- Durvan

A Kung-Fu Master by any other name is still my meat! -- Ming the Terrible and don't
you forget it!

Augustus Hill -- But...you're a managed warrior!  How did this happen? -- Dilys tyl
Kogan

I don't care what kind of hotshot guardsman this Lensar fellow is.  Bah. -- Murgon

Hmm, I fought something Horrid who only taught me three skills while learning five.
Actually, that's not bad, considering.  Hmm. -- Konga Dilli

Horrid -- Good fight. -- Konga Dilli

I shall not ramble on about the virtues and vices of standbys.  They're here to lose,
and Sagat did so.  That is all I ask. -- Koreen
P.S.  Good thing I didn't ask for skills....

McManus -- Never let it be said that I can't appreciate a good nut.  What orchard are
you from? -- Churro the Spike

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

JEANINE was bested by MARDEN VOSS in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
THE PROFESSOR won victory over CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
WHATCHAMACALLIT demolished DURVAN in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MURGON devastated HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MING THE TERRIBLE was overpowered by AUGUSTUS HILL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JESSE TAVAN was vanquished by HORRID in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KOREEN beat DOOHICKEY in a 2 minute brawl.
DILYS TYL KOGAN was overcome by DENGAN THE TRADER in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
KONGA DILLI vanquished DENGAN THE TRADER in a action packed 4 minute gory uneven duel.
BACKLASH vanquished OLTIMAL THE LAME in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 310 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507        8   1  0  123 BUENO FER NADA (707)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MARDEN VOSS 6397           25  24  0  121 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                15  13  1   84 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORRID 6385                 5   0  0   79 LEGION IV (595)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                16  12  1   67 REFUGEES (377)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     16  14  0   63 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           12   8  0   57 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOOHICKEY 6504              5   3  0   49 BUENO FER NADA (707)
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 KONGA DILLI 6519.  The ten other most popular fighters were DILYS TYL KOGAN 
6515, JEANINE 6467, MARDEN VOSS 6397, AUGUSTUS HILL 5024, KOREEN 6490, BACKLASH 6518, 
THE PROFESSOR 6550, WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, DOOHICKEY 6504, and MURGON 6477.

The least popular fighter this week was JESSE TAVAN 6514.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, DURVAN 6491, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, 
HORRID 6385, MURGON 6477, DOOHICKEY 6504, WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507, THE PROFESSOR 6550, 
BACKLASH 6518, and KOREEN 6490.