DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2003    Duedate: 05/21/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-257

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PREMEDITATION
LEGALESE (253)
(75-2765) [10-7-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PREMEDITATION                  POSITION IS EMPTY
LEGALESE (253)                 
(75-2765) [10-7-1,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHILLY CHARLIE                 VINTEELOA
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)        SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-2713) [17-16-1,84]         (75-2755) [11-13-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            28
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           17      DARK TOADS (240)
3. LEGALESE (253)              16      Unchartered Team
4. LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)    9
5. THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)      2LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         132  72  4 64.7   1/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         11  4 0
 2- 2*BLOODY SKIES (148)        12   8  0 60.0   2/ 3 LEGALESE (253)            9  6 0
 3/ 3 I'M HISTORY (254)         39  31  4 55.7   3/ 1 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   7  8 0
 4/ 6 LEGALESE (253)            67  62  3 51.9   4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 2
 5-10 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     79  90  9 46.7   5- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  2 1
 6/11 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  113 134 10 45.7   6- 5*BLOODY SKIES (148)        3  3 0
 7/12 SAND DANCERS (67)        499 758 16 39.7   7/ 7 I'M HISTORY (254)         1  4 0
 8/ 7*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)   1   2  1 33.3   8/12*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)  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 288): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): DEATH STRIKE of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): FLIGHT of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 243): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 220): BELLEROPHON of OVERLORDS from SEAM (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 288): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): none
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): none
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 243): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 220): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 288): LYTA ALEXANDER of AND SO IT BEGINS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): FLESH RIPPER of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): AVALANCHE of FORCE OF NATURE (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
                      (turn 255): SENAL of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Once again, another Disciple of The Foundation sits comfortably upon the throne
of Jade....  Well, almost comfortably....  Unfortunately the unmistakable stench of
the Toads still permeates my throne thus causing a little discomfort.  Fortunately it
has lessened over the past few cycles and hopefully as time goes by, and with the aid
of the winds breezing over the mountain, the filthy odor of Toads will no longer
linger upon The Foundation's rightful throne.
     As I survey the ranks beneath me I spot two pretenders both vying for a shot at
greatness.  A problem arises in that I know absolutely zilch about either of the
pretenders to my throne so my challenge goes to Ben Franklin by virtue of default for
the aimer being the highest ranking CC.  Sorry, Larceny...tell the Judge
(notwithstanding Larceny's challenge going through or a match up), that when, not if,
I retain my throne I'll give you a shot (Overlord Jekyll has always had a soft spot
for the Judge since their Aljafir days when Challenger Champs were dropping like the
flies that surround the filthy Toads "warriors").
      Until next time....  Bow Your Weakling Backs In Subservience to The Midnight
Foundation!!!!!!!  Kneel and Obey, Lowly Dogs!!!!!!!!!!!
     Flight; Disciple of The Midnight Foundation

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JADE MOUNTAIN games.  Former top team THE JUG 
O'NAUGHTS was unseated this week as DARK TOADS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the 
top spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 went 0-1-0 to 
move up 4 in the rankings.  PREMEDITATION caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested BEN FRANKLIN and was awarded 18 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PREMEDITATION put down BEN 
FRANKLIN, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, FLIGHT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail PREMEDITATION, 
Duelmaster of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JADE MOUNTAIN "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!  JADE MOUNTAIN, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is THE JUG O'NAUGHTS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of DARK TOADS last week.  Busy avoiding THE JUG O'NAUGHTS?  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CHILLY CHARLIE take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in JADE MOUNTAIN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Walk proud, warriors of THE JUG 
O'NAUGHTS!  By striking down TIBA TYL DAIN you have avenged the honor of your dead.  
Your virtue is known to all in JADE MOUNTAIN.  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 JADE MOUNTAIN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREMEDITATION 2765           10   7  1   105       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLIGHT 2606                  16   8  1   126       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 LARCENY 2720                 16  10  0    96       LEGALESE (253)
 IAN 2747                     18   7  0    91       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILLY CHARLIE 2713          17  16  1    84       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 BEN FRANKLIN 2727            11   6  0    83       I'M HISTORY (254)
 NATHANIEL 2764               12   8  0    78       DARK TOADS (240)
 MORGANNA 2761                14   8  0    74       DARK TOADS (240)
 ALLOCUTION 2796               7   6  0    73       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPERIOR II 760              16   5  3    65       SUPERIOR FORCES (80)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         12  22  1    63       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MARIANNE KIND 2791            8   7  2    62       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 WOODY 2503                    5  47  0    62       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENTIRIA 2754                11  13  1    60       SAND DANCERS (67)
 VINTEELOA 2755               11  13  0    59       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LARCH 2788                7   9  0    54       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-SOULSICK 1525                 4   0  0    54       BLOODY SKIES (148)
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           12   7  1    44       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799            6   5  0    33       LEGALESE (253)
-CROTAMITON 1529               4   2  0    31       BLOODY SKIES (148)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMMERHEAD 1528               4   1  0    21       BLOODY SKIES (148)
 HAROLD 2823                   4   1  0    20       DARK TOADS (240)
-RED MOSQUITO 2794             2   3  1    15       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-YERIX 2782                    2   6  0    12       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-STOP SIGN 2811                1   0  1    12       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
-MONKEY KING 2904              1   0  0    11       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 WOBBLER 2912                  1   2  0    11       LEGALESE (253)
-SAM ADAMS 2801                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY (254)
 BOFFO-LIO 2913                1   1  0     8       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-PATRICK HENRY 2902            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY (254)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTHBERT 2911                 1   2  0     5       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-CASTILLO 2821                 0   1  0     5       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRENCH JUDGE 2914      0  1 0 DARK TOADS 240        JANG-KO BLACKHAND 20  257 NONE    
SERTIFIABLE SAM 2792   5  5 1 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 MATSUMOTO 2815        253 REVENGED
STARK SANE JANE 2795   5  6 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779    255 JUST REV
DARYMPLE 2906          0  1 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 SAM ADAMS 2801        254         
NOT EXTREME 2915       0  1 0 LUROCIANS EXTREME 259 CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   257 NONE    
PAUSE 2809             0  1 0 LUROCIANS EXTREME 259 RED MOSQUITO 2794     256         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

TigToad -- A bold challenge with Nathaniel vs. Flight.  There might be hope for you
yet despite your membership in the Neil and BOB alliance. -- Jekyll; Overlord of The
Midnight Foundation

Nathaniel -- You know, the least you could have done was taught me something.  One
shotting you was a waste of my time.  Filthy Toad. -- Flight; Disciple of The
Midnight Foundation

TGG -- Here I am in Jade playing freakin' politics with the locals and spouting off
about lowered Kill Desire and all that stuff and Pause is the victim of a severe
mismatch with the Mosquito.  Kind of casts doubt upon my case, ya know?  At any rate,
I don't know if you're just visiting Midnight Mountain or even what you have
available, but Mosquito will not be ducking a bloodfeud if it's coming. -- Jekyll

Jekyll -- As an old adversarial antagonist, and great admirer of your managerial
"handle," I'd like to help you out of your current dilemma.  I'll simply kill a
couple of your fighters, if I can, on major down-challenges.  Really smear em into
the ground for ya.  Then you'll feel vindicated to express an unrestrained, full can,
of Delarquan whoop-ass on the rest of us.  Understand, I wouldn't make this offer to
just anyone...but I like you. <grin> -- Still

Lentiria -- Ah, a torque a da mace.  Here on da mountain, if'n I hits tha wrong
rolly-polly type on tha wrong street...dey doesn't stop rollin till da next county's
reached. -- Chilly Charlie

Harold -- My juicer ran out of juice...I needs to re-stoke myself. -- Cuthbert

Essina Tyl Vern -- Somehow, I just knew you were going to turn mine back on me.  That
initiative gleam in your eye is a total give-away.  Oh, woe and suffering.  I'm just
Miss Pessimistic today, I guess. -- Marianne Kind

Castillo -- Tally-ho, Castillo. -- Boffo-lio

All -- A three way tie for first.  It's a dogfight, dogs.  From my side of the fence,
some of these fighters are rank...and others are ranking right up there with them.
HAR HAR HAR!!! -- Still, the distiller

Jekyll -- First off, you are correct.  I went back and look and Jekyll's first
challenge of Ian was of the up variety, not down.  Second, congratulations to
Flight's taking of the throne, I realize he is an excellent warrior and he deserves
the honor.  As for the downchallenges, you are well aware of my opinion on them
within the confines of Jade Mountain.  I can pretend to be the "Champion of Jade" all
I want if it makes me feel good to do so.  Heh.  However, there are no rules within
the confine of the game to prevent you from doing so.  Join me in another arena, and
my opinion on down challenges like changes.  Here, I am against them.  I will pull
back on my reins as well, since are you are pulling back on yours.  I will forget
past grievances.  You will use your down challenges sparingly, I will do the same.  I
will not downchallenge any manager that does not offer me a challenge starting with
the turn after this one.  I will only retaliate, and not go beyond the challenge
issued to me.  Hopefully, this arrangement will preserve the atmosphere that has made
Jade Mountain the most fun arena in the game, in my opinion and not cramp your style
too far. -- TigToad

Jekyll -- Thanks for Senal's congrats.  Its about time he put a few wins together and
left this place.  Unfortunately, I'm afraid his boats going to get lost on the way to
the isle and he'll never see it.... -- TigToad

Woody -- I see how it is.  You give Nathaniel three skills, I'm kind and give you one
of the skills and you repay me by only giving me one.  Maybe you're a masochist and
only reward those who punish you, eh? -- Ian

Premeditation -- You hit hard. -- Morganna

Flight -- Congrats on your taking the throne.  I'm surprised you took the jump from
me, but you deserved the victory. -- Nathaniel

Tiba Tyl Dain -- I'd probably feel honored to have beaten someone of your experience
if I could bring myself to care.  Thanks for the skills...I guess. -- Soulsick

Yerix -- I'm glad you haven't found your favorite weapon else I'd have been in real
trouble. -- Hammerhead

Habeus Corpus -- I'm going to avoid you for a while...you had me helpless there and
really could have 'produced the body' if you had chosen to.  Of course, with the way
you were wailing on my head maybe I just got lucky! -- Crotamiton

Larceny -- You definitely stole that win from me!  You and your "cold, cruel steel."
Good work. -- Vinteeloa

Ian -- Do you think I'm tapped out as far as teaching skills goes?  Things just
haven't been the same lately.  It's got me worried, because if I can't teach, what
else am I good for? -- Wormy

Chilly Charlie -- I shiver every time I see you.  Either you're carrying around a
cold front in your pocket, or I find you interesting personally, and I'm not sure
which. -- Lentiria

Marianne Kind -- (sigh)  At least you didn't kill me.  That's something. -- Essina
tyl Vern

Soulsick -- Please!  Not on my new boots! -- Tiba tyl Dain

Still -- (nodding sadly)  I KNEW, I TOLD Arenamaster Kendar that he shouldn't hire an
Infirmarian from Alastari.  But he went and did it anyway. -- Tiba

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRENCH JUDGE was viciously butchered by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 3 minute fight.
NOT EXTREME was killed by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MARIANNE KIND subdued TIBA TYL DAIN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ALLOCUTION lost to CHILLY CHARLIE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
THE LARCH was overpowered by NATHANIEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HABEAS CORPUS was devastated by LENTIRIA in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
BEN FRANKLIN was devastated by PREMEDITATION in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LARCENY viciously subdued MORGANNA in a 2 minute gruesome expert's fight.
IAN vanquished WOODY in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
VINTEELOA was unbelievably bested by TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a popular 4 minute fight.
ESSINA TYL VERN handily defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
HAROLD savagely defeated BOFFO-LIO in a 5 minute bloody amateur's competition.
CUTHBERT was narrowly defeated by WOBBLER in a 6 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  28 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  32 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  25 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  1      25  |

Turn 257 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   PREMEDITATION 2765         10   7  1  105 LEGALESE (253)
LUNGING ATTACK   LARCENY 2720               16  10  0   96 LEGALESE (253)
AIMED BLOW       BEN FRANKLIN 2727          11   6  0   83 I'M HISTORY (254)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              14   8  0   74 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARIANNE KIND 2791          8   7  2   62 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHILLY CHARLIE 2713.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VINTEELOA 2755.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALLOCUTION 2796, 
LARCENY 2720, MARIANNE KIND 2791, IAN 2747, LENTIRIA 2754, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, 
CHILLY CHARLIE 2713, NATHANIEL 2764, BOFFO-LIO 2913, and FRENCH JUDGE 2914.

The least popular fighter this week was CUTHBERT 2911.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAROLD 2823, WOBBLER 2912, BEN FRANKLIN 2727, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, THE 
LARCH 2788, WOODY 2503, MORGANNA 2761, PREMEDITATION 2765, TIBA TYL DAIN 2779, and 
NOT EXTREME 2915.

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

AVALANCHE (75-2213) FORCE OF NATURE (163)