DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/31/2003    Duedate: 08/13/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-263

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLIGHT
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-2606) [18-11-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLIGHT                         PINKY OF DOOM
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)          LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
(75-2606) [18-11-1,110]        (75-2422) [5-2-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IAN                            MARIANNE KIND
DARK TOADS (240)               THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2747) [21-10-0,101]        (75-2791) [10-11-2,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)     34
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           20      DARK TOADS (240)
3. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       19      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (240)             3
5. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)        0      LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       5   2  1 71.4   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         149  84  4 63.9   2/ 3 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   7  8 1
 3- 3*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)   4   3  1 57.1   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 4- 5 BLOODY SKIES (148)        21  19  1 52.5   4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            5 10 0
 5/ 6 LEGALESE (253)            81  78  3 50.9   5- 5 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     3  1 1
 6- 7 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     16  17  1 48.5   6/ 7 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  2 0
 7/ 8 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  127 150 13 45.8   7- 8 BLOODY SKIES (148)        2  3 0
 8/ 9 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     86 102  9 45.7   8- 6*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)  1  1 0
 9/10 SAND DANCERS (67)        511 776 16 39.7   9/10*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      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 294): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 267): DEATH STRIKE of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 262): NATHANIEL of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 249): PINE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 226): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 294): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 267): DARK TOADZ (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 262): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 249): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 226): ELANTI HUNTERS (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 266): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 262): LARCENY of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 249): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                   (turn 248): YENSI TWOFINGER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It is the fickle fortune of fate that puts me on the throne at this auspicious time.
One moment I am hoping against hope that I can stay in the challenger champions, the
next moment I am Duelmaster in the greatest arena in the world.  It is only fitting
that I, a basher, hold this title.  As such I offer two challenges.  The first to my
brother in arms The Larch.  The second to my nemesis Flight.  I feel these challenges
are fitting and just.  I will be saving my avoids for the man who got me here,
Larceny.  I have no wish to see if my becoming supreme fighter was a fluke, I prefer
to believe in my own ability without further contention. -- Nathaniel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JADE MOUNTAIN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, IAN fought ALLOCUTION and 
gained 14 points and contributed to DARK TOADS' 3-2-0.  ALLOCUTION has lost to IAN, 
falling 8 points, while helping make LEGALESE a 1-4-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster 
bout was between FLIGHT and our Duelmaster NATHANIEL, making a challenge.  We should 
ask FLIGHT about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Green Axe until they win.  
Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the PARANOID ASYLUM 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JADE MOUNTAIN, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding PARANOID ASYLUM more than any other team we find DARK TOADS. 
JADE MOUNTAIN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that THE LARCH from THE JUG O'NAUGHTS was JADE MOUNTAIN's most 
challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that JADE 
MOUNTAIN has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, JADE MOUNTAIN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIGHT 2606                  18  11  1   110       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LARCH 2788               11  11  1   108       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 IAN 2747                     21  10  0   101       DARK TOADS (240)
 NATHANIEL 2764               16  10  0    97       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREMEDITATION 2765           13  10  1    81       LEGALESE (253)
 ALLOCUTION 2796              11   8  0    80       LEGALESE (253)
 MORGANNA 2761                17  11  0    78       DARK TOADS (240)
 LENTIRIA 2754                15  15  1    77       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WOODY 2503                    6  52  0    70       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         14  26  1    69       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           15  10  1    62       SAND DANCERS (67)
-CROTAMITON 1529               7   3  0    60       BLOODY SKIES (148)
-HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          6   4  0    60       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIANNE KIND 2791           10  11  2    53       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 PINKY OF DOOM 2422            5   2  1    51       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
 RED MOSQUITO 2794             5   5  1    49       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799            8   9  0    43       LEGALESE (253)
 HAROLD 2823                   8   3  0    43       DARK TOADS (240)
-YERIX 2782                    4   7  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMMERHEAD 1528               5   4  0    27       BLOODY SKIES (148)
 SURLY SUE 2932                2   0  0    27       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-RIP AND SWING 2808            2   0  0    26       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
-POLLY POX 2254                5   5  0    24       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          1   1  1    20       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-HYPERSONIC 2917               2   2  0    18       BLOODY SKIES (148)
-IMMELMAN 2916                 3   1  1    16       BLOODY SKIES (148)
 MOCKINGBIRD 2918              3   2  0    16       DARK TOADS (240)
-STOP SIGN 2811                2   1  1    14       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
 LEETOLVINA 2923               2   3  0     9       SAND DANCERS (67)
-MONKEY KING 2904              1   2  0     5       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 LOCKJAW 2936                  0   1  0     1       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWO-BIT TWYLA 2933     0  2 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   263 NONE    
SIDEBAR 2937           0  1 0 LEGALESE 253          HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     263 NONE    
WOBBLER 2912           2  5 0 LEGALESE 253          CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734  261         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I apologize for the lack of personal ads last turn.  I had to put the team on
maintenance to ensure I ran as I got behind with my attending the face to face.  I'm
back and paying attention again now though, so I can go back to going 2-3 instead of
the 4-1 turn I enjoyed this time. -- TigToad

Larceny -- Wow...that was a bit unexpected.  Congratulations though on your invite!
I hope to join you very soon. -- Nathaniel

The Larch -- Uh, I'm trying really hard to graduate here and your axe isn't helping
my case any. -- Morganna

Morganna -- *urf* *urf* *urf*  Yer a purty stout timbered vessel.  I gotta know some
a dese udder squirts can't take dat kinda abuse. -- The Larch

Leetolvina -- I'm new, I'm surly and I'm Sue.  doop-doop-de-do <snarl> -- Surly Sue

Lentiria -- Gaaak!  That fight and subsequent skill haul warn't a real career
enhancer.  For me!!  Me!!  We're talking about Me, here.  I know you're not
complaining.  *drat* -- Marianne

Tig and Nathaniel -- <sigh> Congrats on another Toad obtaining the throne.  You
filthy Toads just seem to have gotten one helluva pipeline here in Jade.  Jade's
Champion, huh?  Remember that statement...it was meant in jest, obviously, but I'm
beginning to wonder....  Keep up the work in preserving Jade and the Lirith region as
well.  You filthy Toads are always in my Disciples' sights <whether there is an
unspoken challenge arrangement or not> but when it comes to the continuous growth and
prosperity of the Lirith realms than I must give due respect...don't get me wrong...
you're still going down...but in the meantime keep it up. -- Jekyll; Overlord of The
Midnight Foundation

All -- Another BASHER on the throne....  <grin>  Trying to figure out this arena is
truly a challenge in and of itself.  This has lately turned into Basher University.
What we need is a slasher on the throne <hmm, I only see one of those listed...>. --
Jekyll

Premeditation -- I finally got to have my match with you...although not when I had
wanted it.  At any rate...I knew the outcome beforehand; I just wanted to make it
official.  I do foresee you graduating to the Isle soon <barring unforeseen
circumstances> so your time in Jade is being served well for another...Basher. --
Flight

Red Mosquito -- What an unnerving color for a bug!  I suppose it means you're full of
someone's blood? -- Tiba tyl Dain

Allocution -- Oh, it's you again.  I've never beaten you, have I? -- Woody

Ian -- Er, kind of you to offer me your hand and all, but mine wasn't hurt that
badly, and besides, yours wouldn't fit.  It's too big. -- Essina tyl Vern

Marianne Kind -- Actually, I would suppose you COULD kill a houseplant.  Most people
can if they put their minds to it.  It has nothing to do with combat skills, after
all. -- Letiria

Surly Sue -- Well, o-KAY, but you should eat something.  It'll improve your mood. --
Leetolvina

     Sez who? -- Ed.

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!

                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWO-BIT TWYLA was dealt death by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIDEBAR was butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
NATHANIEL was overcome by FLIGHT in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title match.
PREMEDITATION was devastated by THE LARCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
IAN demolished ALLOCUTION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PINKY OF DOOM was vanquished by LENTIRIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HAROLD was savagely defeated by TIBA TYL DAIN in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
LARCENY handily defeated ESSINA TYL VERN in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
WOODY was defeated by MORGANNA in a 2 minute gory expert's duel.
HABEAS CORPUS was savagely defeated by MARIANNE KIND in a 4 minute expert's match.
RED MOSQUITO demolished WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MOCKINGBIRD viciously subdued LOCKJAW in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.
LEETOLVINA was devastated by SURLY SUE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  23 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  21 -  4      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  36 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  1      29  |

Turn 263 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FLIGHT 2606                18  11  1  110 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
LUNGING ATTACK   IAN 2747                   21  10  0  101 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   NATHANIEL 2764             16  10  0   97 DARK TOADS (240)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              17  11  0   78 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  PINKY OF DOOM 2422          5   2  1   51 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                 8   3  0   43 DARK TOADS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IAN 2747.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARIANNE KIND 2791.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIBA TYL DAIN 2779, 
MOCKINGBIRD 2918, THE LARCH 2788, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, FLIGHT 2606, IAN 2747, MORGANNA 
2761, PREMEDITATION 2765, WOODY 2503, and RED MOSQUITO 2794.

The least popular fighter this week was LEETOLVINA 2923.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOCKJAW 2936, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, HAROLD 2823, PINKY OF DOOM 2422, 
ALLOCUTION 2796, SIDEBAR 2937, SURLY SUE 2932, LENTIRIA 2754, NATHANIEL 2764, and 
TWO-BIT TWYLA 2933.

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

FLIGHT (75-2606) PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

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

LARCENY (75-2720) LEGALESE (253)