DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2003    Duedate: 09/24/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-266

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE LARCH
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2788) [12-13-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE LARCH                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)        
(75-2788) [12-13-1,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                MARIANNE KIND
SAND DANCERS (67)              THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2694) [14-29-1,72]         (75-2791) [12-12-2,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGALESE (253)              34
2. DARK TOADS (240)            26      DARK TOADS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)           16      Unchartered Team
4. THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)      1
5. FALSE OVERTURES (185)        0      FULL CIRCLE (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         159  89  4 64.1   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 I'M HISTORY (254)         43  34  4 55.8   2/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            7  6 0
 3- 3*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       6   5  1 54.5   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            88  84  3 51.2   4/ 2 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   6  9 0
 5- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     87 103 10 45.8   5- 6 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     3  2 0
 6/ 5 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  133 159 13 45.5   6- 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     1  1 1
 7- 7 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     99 127  7 43.8   7/ 7 I'M HISTORY (254)         1  2 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (67)        517 785 16 39.7   8- 8*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      1  3 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 297): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 270): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): IAN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 252): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 229): STILE of SPLIT INFINITY 2 from DAL SHANG (TigToad)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 297): SAND DANCERS (Li Dan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 270): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 252): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 229): DARK TOADS, etc. (TigToad, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): IAN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 264): NATHANIEL  DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): MAD LODEN of SAND DANCERS (Li Dan, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Odd.  I have aspired to this position for so long and now that I achieve it, the
commission graduates me and I will not be allowed to hold it.  I follow in
Nathaniel's footsteps as he graduated last turn.  I find myself graduating looking
like:  11(1)-9(1)-12-17-17-11-9 LU.  Normal endurance caused me no ends of problems,
but the good damage helped.  I found my favorites to be VH/VH SH.  Stupid shortsword.
I have an Admaster Initiative (+3), Master Attack (+4), Adexpert defense and expert
riposte (-1).  I'm not the most amazing warrior to ever see the light of day, but
TigToad is not sure what my fate is to be.  I guess we shall see in time.  I wish to
make special mention to False Overtures.  It is great to see teams return to Jade
Mountain, however I must avoid you as despite your past claims I wish to give others
from this isle a chance to take my throne first.  I challenge Anda despite the avoids
and wish everyone here the best of luck. -- Ian

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for JADE MOUNTAIN.  MVP award for WRIT OF 
MANDAMUS?  LEGALESE's proud of him after beating MILLIE and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  MILLIE's match with WRIT OF MANDAMUS cost her a loss of 12 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think IAN should let BEN 
FRANKLIN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  FALSE OVERTURES was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 99-127-7 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why DARK TOADS' been avoiding FALSE OVERTURES so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is LEETOLVINA popular, or what?  She was challenged the 
most in all of JADE MOUNTAIN!  She's got a 5-3-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LARCH 2788               12  13  1    97       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LING 2082                    18  10  1   105       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 ALLOCUTION 2796              14   8  0    95       LEGALESE (253)
-ANDA 2171                     9   5  0    93       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 BEN FRANKLIN 2727            14   8  0    91       I'M HISTORY (254)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGANNA 2761                19  12  0    86       DARK TOADS (240)
-TEASER II 2201                6   4  1    83       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 WOODY 2503                    7  54  0    78       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENTIRIA 2754                16  17  1    76       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         14  29  1    72       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MARIANNE KIND 2791           12  12  2    67       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           16  12  1    61       SAND DANCERS (67)
-PINKY OF DOOM 2422            6   3  1    58       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799            9  11  0    54       LEGALESE (253)
-RED MOSQUITO 2794             5   5  1    49       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-STARR 2203                    5   4  0    45       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 HAROLD 2823                   9   5  0    44       DARK TOADS (240)
-YERIX 2782                    4   7  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-NAREEN 2144                   9  10  0    37       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 LEETOLVINA 2923               5   3  0    34       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         1   2  0    22       LEGALESE (253)
 ARIA 3012                     1   1  0    15       DARK TOADS (240)
-BETSY ROSS 2908               1   1  0    11       I'M HISTORY (254)
-SAM ADAMS 2801                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY (254)
 SURLY SUE 2932                2   3  0     9       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 CYRUS 3022                    1   0  0     9       DARK TOADS (240)
 MILLIE 2938                   2   1  0     7       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-PATRICK HENRY 2902            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY (254)
-MONKEY KING 2904              1   3  0     6       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LOCKJAW 2936           1  3 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   266 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lentiria -- Thanks.  My hope is that my rate of doom "exudation" will increase a
little every day. -- Pinky of Doom

Habeas Corpus -- Now do you fear the Pinky? -- Pinky of Doom

Anda -- Welcome back.  You'll forgive the rest of us if we make you work for the
retaking of your throne. -- TigToad mgr. Dark Toads

The Larch -- I'm still right here, just look up a bit.  Of course, I won't be here
much longer.... -- Ian

Teaser II -- Wow, that desperation strategy of mine almost worked against you...so
let's see what it can do if I start with it.  Will you accept my challenge? --
Morganna

Shizaran Blackheart...I lost to Shizaran Blackheart.  I think I'm going to be sick.
-- Harold

Allocution -- Yet again. -- Woody

Habeas Corpus -- Whoa!  Almost had your corpus there.  Don't want that. -- Tiba tyl
Dain

Writ of Mandamus -- I thought a mandamus was a kind of nut.  Of course, you're kind
of nutty.... -- Leetolvina

Ling -- If you're a false overture, does that mean I really won after all? -- Essina
tyl Vern
P.S.  Or that you never meant for me to have a chance but thought it might be fun to
delude me?

Ben Franklin -- (crossly)  Go fly a kite! -- Lentiria

Dark Toads -- You're moving right out, aren't you?  We look forward to the chance to
train the next generation. -- Lorana and the Sand Dancers

Anti -- We would always be glad to see you, here or anywhere. -- Lorana, Sand Dancers

Nathaniel -- A halberd's just a quarterstaff with an axe blade on one end, after all.
-- Lorana

Nathanial -- Squirt!  I'da killed me wif one blow a dat can-opener thing.  How-some-
ever, ya does use it well, an it was a good fight, but I'll stick ta tha Great Axe.
-- The Larch

Aria -- Well, that had to be seen to be believed.  ho ho & geez...stock just went
whistling southward. -- Surly Sue

Mockingbird's Ghost -- You mockin me?!?  We kin settle this ona nother plane. --
Lockjaw  (course, uh, tanglin wit you ain't my first ideal a da next-eternity)

Nareen -- Welcome with felicitous greetings.  Lay yourself back, put your feet up,
keep your shoes on. -- Marianne

Tigtoad and Judge -- Thanks for the stats.  You guys show there's more to basher
design and tactics than simply hitting hard...but I like it when they hit hard, and
I'll stick with what I like.  So, what was that...like, good damage...great? -- Still

Premeditation -- Dey're small fries galore abouts da trainin stables an outer work-
out yards.  Yer obvious not one of da crowd, Basher. -- The Larch

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOCKJAW was butchered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAROLD was devastated by LENTIRIA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ARIA was overcome by LEETOLVINA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
IAN overpowered BEN FRANKLIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
WOODY bested MARIANNE KIND in a exciting 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
MORGANNA devastated ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALLOCUTION devastated TIBA TYL DAIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE LARCH handily defeated KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Title fight.
HABEAS CORPUS vanquished ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SURLY SUE lost to CYRUS in a 2 minute novice's duel.
MILLIE was overpowered by WRIT OF MANDAMUS in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  16 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  4      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  34 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 266 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALLOCUTION 2796            14   8  0   95 LEGALESE (253)
AIMED BLOW       BEN FRANKLIN 2727          14   8  0   91 I'M HISTORY (254)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              19  12  0   86 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                 9   5  0   44 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEETOLVINA 2923             5   3  0   34 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ESSINA TYL VERN 2694.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARIANNE KIND 2791.  The ten other most popular fighters were LENTIRIA 2754, 
LEETOLVINA 2923, WOODY 2503, THE LARCH 2788, MORGANNA 2761, ALLOCUTION 2796, HABEAS 
CORPUS 2799, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, CYRUS 3022, and MILLIE 2938.

The least popular fighter this week was SURLY SUE 2932.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIBA TYL DAIN 2779, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, BEN FRANKLIN 2727, ARIA 3012, 
HAROLD 2823, LOCKJAW 2936, MILLIE 2938, CYRUS 3022, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, and HABEAS 
CORPUS 2799.

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

IAN (75-2747) DARK TOADS (240)