DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2004    Duedate: 05/12/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-288

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SETZER GABBIANI
THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
(74-3485) [17-16-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SETZER GABBIANI                LOVE
THE FINAL FANTASY (437)        LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
(74-3485) [17-16-2,120]        (74-3919) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOUD DRUNK                     DONSTAN
PARTY GEEKS (431)              SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3554) [19-14-1,94]         (74-3061) [14-38-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FINAL FANTASY (437)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 38
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          23      1988 DODGERS (435)
3. LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)       23      Unchartered Team
4. 1988 DODGERS (435)          17
5. THE FINAL FANTASY (437)     13      LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)  10  1 1
 2/ 1 1988 DODGERS (435)       111  66  2 62.7   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 0
 3/ 2 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     93  60  7 60.8   3- 3 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       5  1 0
 4/ 4 CORPS (346)              351 242 19 59.2   4/ 2 1988 DODGERS (435)        5 10 0
 5- 5 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       91  64 13 58.7   5/ 4 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     4  3 1
 6/ 6 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   28  23  3 54.9   6- 8 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     3  2 0
 7- 7 STORMTROOPERS (72)        23  23  2 50.0   7/11 CORPS (346)               3  4 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)       649 699 27 48.1   8/ 0*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)     2  0 0
 9-11 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  37  43  6 46.3   9/ 6 PARTY GEEKS (431)         2  1 0
10-12 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     70  82  3 46.1  10-10 WICKED DESTINY (440)      2  3 0
11/10 PARTY GEEKS (431)         58  68  2 46.0  11-13 STORMTROOPERS (72)        1  1 0
12-13 WICKED DESTINY (440)      67  82  5 45.0  12- 9 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    0  3 0
13-14 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   158 223 12 41.5  13-14 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Lirith Kai Edition

On the Trier near Dal Shang:

     Lord Protector Amplitur scowled impartially at the mist-shrouded new island off 
the coast and his fellow Dalshani and sometime opponent Damoreth Stenn.  "I never 
heard about any 'lost city' around here."
     "It was lost a long time ago," Stenn said, shrugging.  "Why should you?"
     "You knew it was there!"
     Stenn shrugged and lifted his oars out of the water.  "I knew there was 
SOMETHING there, 'cause it's a navigation hazard," he corrected.  He glanced over his 
shoulder at the risen island, then at the shore, gauging their speed.  "I'd expect to 
find wrecked ships on it, once we get there.  IF we get there.  The current's tricky.  
But I never heard about it being a CITY, and I don't think it is.  That island can't 
be more than a mile the long way, and that's too small for a real city."
     Amplitur, who was facing forward, focused his attention through the jewel he 
wore on his forehead.  Its effect in this instance was to enable him to see through 
the mist that veiled the mysterious island.  "Maybe not a city," he said after a 
moment, "but it's built up--in fact, the whole island from the waterline on up seems 
to be built over.  No bare rock.  Well, maybe... there is a lot of mud.  But I'd bet 
on no unbuilt ground.  Structures--towers--"
     "Probably what wrecked ships when it was sunken."
     "Probably.  Walls, domes, bridges between towers, narrow roads."  He paused to 
examine the approaching island very carefully.  "I don't sense anything living.  No 
warmth.  No... I don't think there's any movement...."
     "Don't second-guess," Stenn advised.  "Just report what you see."
     "It might be mist drifting between the... drifting around.  Or birds.  Gulls?  
They'd be looking for anything edible in the mud, wouldn't they?"
     Stenn checked their position and movement again.  He had stopped rowing, and the 
current was drifting them closer to the island, but not on a direct course to it.  
"Gulls are alive," he pointed out.  "You just said there wasn't anything alive.  And 
gulls are noisy, too.  We'd hear 'em."
     Amplitur opened his mouth to answer, then collapsed with a groan as his jewel 
suddenly flared sun-bright.  At the same time, the boat began moving toward the 
island more rapidly.  Stenn cursed and bent to the oars, battling the sudden current.  
There was no time to check on his friend, not if he didn't want them both shipwrecked 
on the island, but he could see that Amplitur was still breathing.  For now, that 
would have to be enough, because the current was strong and the risk of stranding 
great.  As he rowed, he cursed himself silently.  He should have expected the new 
island to disturb the currents along this coast.  Well, in a way, he had, but he 
hadn't expected a current that drove right toward the island.  It defied logic, not 
that logic had a lot to do with sailing, sometimes.  But... no.  This was too pat.  
This said "planning."  Someone or something wanted them to land on that island, and 
it was his automatic response to resist any such manipulation.
     But the current was very strong.

Dal Shang, Provincial Archives:

     "Okay, let's go over this one more time," Marian of Ravenskeep said.  Her voice 
was tight with controlled irritation.  "There are maps in your files that actually 
SHOW this 'new' island.  It's even got a name: Kaseltor.  But you have NOTHING else 
that tells anything about it, that even mentions it.  No deeds, no tax rolls, no--"
     The archival clerk raised his eyebrows slightly and looked down his nose at her.  
Marian wondered how much of his unhelpfulness was because she had lived in for some 
time (long enough to graduate from the arena) in Mordant, how much was a taste for 
petty tyranny, and how much was actual lack of information.
     Her companion Whatchamacallit laid his axe carefully on the counter and leaned 
toward the clerk.  "It's important she gets the information," he growled.  One blunt 
finger tapped the letter of introduction she had brought with her.  "The Lord 
Governor wants her to find out about this island."  He scowled, bushy eyebrows 
meeting over a hooked nose.  "I wouldn't want to think you were dragging your feet."
     Had the situation been less urgent, Marian might have laughed at the clerk's 
expression.  Whatcha was a Dwarf (or in Adantri terms, a very short, very hairy human 
who liked being underground), and this did not endear him to the most orthodox of the 
city's citizens.  And a clerk in the Archives was bound to be orthodox.  But Whatcha 
was also the Duelmaster, and even those citizens of the city (they were numerous) who 
didn't attend the fights heard about them.  It might be dangerous to annoy a 
duelmaster....  Of course, if Whatcha killed the clerk, he would be arrested, 
duelmaster or no, but what good would that do for a dead clerk?
     "We don't have anything about that island," the clerk muttered, "but you might 
find something at the Ko Shang Monastery."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 287): SETZER GABBIANI of THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): HAROLD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 245): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 287): THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 245): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): HAROLD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 280): HABEAS CORPUS of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in CHAVEZ 
RAVINE.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Coming 
up with a solid 2-0-0 outing, CORPS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for LORD TAYLOR, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after 
mashing PELAK TEN ZORN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days 
it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  JOHN SHELBY was beat by TSIRELL and drops 4 
points.  Our battling duelmaster SETZER GABBIANI has managed to hold the title, 
fending off LOUD DRUNK's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, PARTY 
GEEKS.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.  
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CHAVEZ RAVINE arena.  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad SAND  DANCERS?  Big bad SAND 
DANCERS.  Big bad SAND DANCERS.  CHAVEZ RAVINE's afraid of the big bad SAND DANCERS.  
Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  SAND DANCERS + 
Weapons That go Boom = CORPS + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of TSIRELL, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in CHAVEZ RAVINE have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485         17  16  2   120       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAGES FAULT 3189             13  18  0   113       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-DRACO MALFOY 3500            18   9  1   106       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-MAX FACTOR 3690              15   6  0   105       CORPS (346)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           19  16  1   104       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-IRONHAND ORC 3190            13  18  2    96       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         22  21  0    94       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              19  14  1    94       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-CLONE MISHAP 3708            11  12  0    94       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONSTAN 3061                 14  38  0    86       SAND DANCERS (251)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          17  34  0    85       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LORD TAYLOR 3731              9   3  0    83       CORPS (346)
-JADOW 3214                   17  15  0    78       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 TSIRELL 3793                 16   5  0    69       SAND DANCERS (251)
-KRAZY KAT 3550               11  18  1    68       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TSALMOTH 3847                 4   5  0    62       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-TARAPYN 3088                 13  10  1    58       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TICK 3788                 8   8  0    56       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 STEVE SAX 3849                7   4  0    54       1988 DODGERS (435)
 JOHN SHELBY 3886              5   2  1    42       1988 DODGERS (435)
-SAM THE SLUG 3909             3   0  0    40       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          7   6  0    39       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-KRAGO 344                     7   4  0    37       STORMTROOPERS (72)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAISHAKU 3843                 4   5  0    31       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-LUCIUS MALFOY 3882            1   3  0    30       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-SENGEN 3842                   4   4  1    26       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            3   1  0    26       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 ALEJANDRO PENA 3903           4   2  0    25       1988 DODGERS (435)
-BIG BRUTHA' 3840              3   5  0    25       STORMTROOPERS (72)
 ARM 3874                      2   1  0    25       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JELLO BOY 3906                3   0  0    23       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               2   2  1    23       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-MARTEL 3908                   1   1  0    23       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-SILVER MOON 1385              4   5  0    19       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-BEHRIN 3837                   3   4  0    19       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-CREATOR 345                   4   4  0    18       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-CAIT SITH 3196                3   1  0    17       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-GREYMIST 3848                 1   4  0    17       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 3   7  0    16       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LOVE 3919                     1   0  0    13       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
-FROGGYENUFF4NO1 3651          1   3  0    13       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           3   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 JUSTICE 3920                  1   0  0    10       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
-SUM OF ALL MEN 3869           1   1  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-ALISIS URSUICIDE 3745         1   1  0     6       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-TOKEN ENDEAVOR 3890           1   2  0     5       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUM1GIVEMEANAME 3649          1   1  0     4       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-TEASE 3881                    0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-GOTNOGAME 3880                0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 MIKE MARSHALL 3927            0   1  0     1       1988 DODGERS (435)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOSE CANSECO 3928      0  1 0 1988 DODGERS 435      STENRO BLACKBROWS 20  288 NONE    
TIM LEARY 3838         8  3 0 1988 DODGERS 435      GREGORY GOYLE 3497    287         
LOENDAL 343            4  4 2 STORMTROOPERS 72      DREIHDEN BUM 3806     284 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Max Factor -- But... what am I supposed to DO with this stuff? -- Pelak ten Zorn

Lord Voldemort -- Monster!  We Ratani know what you "Aruaki" REALLY are.  Monsters!
-- Tilaen tyl Sanh

Steve Sax -- Have you considered getting a job with a band? -- Tsirell

Alejandro Pena -- If you think I'm going to kneel to an ELF, you can just think 
again. -- Ronsevan

Loud Drunk -- Yeah, okay, it WAS funny.  Know any more? -- Donstan

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOSE CANSECO was butchered by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SETZER GABBIANI vanquished LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
GREGORY GOYLE subdued DONSTAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody expert's fight.
TILAEN TYL SANH savagely defeated TRAVELING TINKER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
PELAK TEN ZORN was vanquished by LORD TAYLOR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TSIRELL overpowered JOHN SHELBY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
STEVE SAX handily defeated PANSY PARKINSON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ARM vanquished RONSEVAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALEJANDRO PENA viciously subdued SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a popular 2 minute gory duel.
JUSTICE overpowered MIKE MARSHALL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LOVE overpowered RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  48 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  20 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  20 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  27 -  4      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  25 -  0      31  |

Turn 288 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SETZER GABBIANI 3485       17  16  2  120 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGORY GOYLE 3497         19  16  1  104 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
WALL OF STEEL    TILAEN TYL SANH 3098       22  21  0   94 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD DRUNK 3554            19  14  1   94 PARTY GEEKS (431)
LUNGING ATTACK   LORD TAYLOR 3731            9   3  0   83 CORPS (346)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               16   5  0   69 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOUD DRUNK 3554.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DONSTAN 3061.  The ten other most popular fighters were TILAEN TYL SANH 3098, 
ALEJANDRO PENA 3903, GREGORY GOYLE 3497, TSIRELL 3793, ARM 3874, SETZER GABBIANI 
3485, STEVE SAX 3849, JUSTICE 3920, LOUD DRUNK 3554, and LORD TAYLOR 3731.

The least popular fighter this week was MIKE MARSHALL 3927.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RONSEVAN 3866, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, JOSE 
CANSECO 3928, LOVE 3919, JOHN SHELBY 3886, LORD TAYLOR 3731, LOUD DRUNK 3554, JUSTICE 
3920, and STEVE SAX 3849.

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

SETZER GABBIANI (74-3485) THE FINAL FANTASY (437)