DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2003    Duedate: 10/08/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-267

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE LARCH
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2788) [13-13-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE LARCH                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)        
(75-2788) [13-13-1,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                G. WILIKERS
SAND DANCERS (67)              THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2694) [14-30-1,73]         (75-3026) [0-1-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            44
2. THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)     33      DARK TOADS (240)
3. LEGALESE (253)              30      Unchartered Team
4. LETHAL ANATOMY (225)        18
5. FALSE OVERTURES (185)        0      WAY COOL PEOPLE (24)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         164  89  4 64.8   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         11  4 0
 2/ 3 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       7   5  1 58.3   2/ 2 LEGALESE (253)            8  5 2
 3/ 2 I'M HISTORY (254)         43  35  4 55.1   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            91  86  5 51.4   4/ 4 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   5 10 0
 5/ 6 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  135 162 13 45.5   5- 5 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     3  2 0
 6- 7 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     99 127  7 43.8   6/ 7 I'M HISTORY (254)         1  2 0
 7/ 8 SAND DANCERS (67)        517 790 16 39.6   7/ 8 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

All -- <sigh>   Good chair a seeming ocean provided materials.  Tha natural effect
incorporating flotsam n' jetsam wif reef-borne encrustations...an craftsmanship
shows.  S'no foolin, I can feel itself, through my weight, settlin in with cracks and
creaks an happy groans.  S'truth, dem lungers never could set'a throne proper...
fidgetin an scroochin from one side ta tha other.  It takes size 19 hams ta really
appreciate tha nuances a comfort an artistry which da Mountain's throne incorporates.
     Well folks, it looks like tha age a bashers has jus' about run it's course here,
me bein the remainin holdout.  But, I'm a stickler an I think I'ma gonna stickler
around fer a while. Lestways till da tourney. - The Larch, Duelmaster

P.S.  (kiddie excursion day visitin da Duelmaster)  Okay and ya! [CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP]
it bounces good, too. <grin>

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome JADE MOUNTAIN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with 
ARDEN?  He actually beat LEGALESE's WRIT OF MANDAMUS, and walked away with 22 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at DARK TOADS while they watched ARDEN 
clobber WRIT OF MANDAMUS.  He lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Try as he might, BEN FRANKLIN wasn't good enough at persuading THE LARCH 
to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, THE JUG O'NAUGHTS!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at DARK TOADS 
ain't reelin'!  THE JUG O'NAUGHTS' mad!  What do people see in HABEAS CORPUS?  His 
10-11-1?  LEGALESE ain't talkin', but he's got 66 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 5-4-0, and HABEAS CORPUS easily took care of LEETOLVINA.  Is it 
my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LARCH 2788               13  13  1   108       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LING 2082                    18  10  1   105       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 ALLOCUTION 2796              15   8  0   101       LEGALESE (253)
-ANDA 2171                     9   5  0    93       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 MORGANNA 2761                20  12  0    92       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIANNE KIND 2791           13  12  2    84       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 BEN FRANKLIN 2727            14   9  0    83       I'M HISTORY (254)
-TEASER II 2201                6   4  1    83       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 PINKY OF DOOM 2422            7   3  1    76       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
 WOODY 2503                    7  55  0    76       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENTIRIA 2754                16  18  1    73       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         14  30  1    73       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           10  11  1    66       LEGALESE (253)
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           16  13  1    62       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                  10   5  0    46       DARK TOADS (240)
-STARR 2203                    5   4  0    45       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAREEN 2144                   9  10  0    37       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                    1   0  0    22       DARK TOADS (240)
 CYRUS 3022                    2   0  0    21       DARK TOADS (240)
 ARIA 3012                     2   1  0    17       DARK TOADS (240)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              1   0  1    17       LEGALESE (253)
-BETSY ROSS 2908               1   1  0    11       I'M HISTORY (254)
-SAM ADAMS 2801                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY (254)
-PATRICK HENRY 2902            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY (254)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         1   3  0     6       LEGALESE (253)
 G. WILIKERS 3026              0   1  0     2       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?
SURLY SUE 2932         2  4 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   267 NONE    
MILLIE 2938            2  2 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 DISMISSED 2 3024      267         
DISMISSED 1 3023       0  1 0 LEGALESE 253          TREEMASTER 19         267 NONE    
LEETOLVINA 2923        5  4 0 SAND DANCERS 67       HABEAS CORPUS 2799    267         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lorana -- Yeah, one dark arena visit then two rapid-fire graduates and my team is
totally different.  I have been really fortunate with the replacements I have
received to take the place of my warriors moving out.  I believe my next goal for
this game and arena is to graduate every style from Jade Mountain.  I have seen 4
styles leave here now, and if she lives, Morganna is a fifth.  I have hopes to get an
adept out of a dead tournament and when Morganna graduates, I could see making her
replacement the last style.  So after the mailer I could be in a position to have 5
styles graduated here and 5 more warriors of the 5 missing styles.  Could be very
exciting. -- TigToad

The Larch -- You do use that axe of yours quite well.  I am a bit frustrated at my
graduation as TigToad isn't planning on running me in ADM.  Enjoy these days while
they last. -- Nathaniel

Surly Sue -- That's a scary instrument you wield quite effectively.  Fortunately, I'm
a bit hardier than some of the others. -- Aria

Still -- I like a variety of bashers.  I like a decent wit, at least normal endurance
and good damage.  I look for about 10 decise and 10 attack to start, then pray they
learn some more decise.  Not all of them do. -- TigToad

Lentiria -- I have to stop making that challenge.  Ouch. -- Harold

Woody -- Hey there!  You've gone all crazy with the wins of late!  That's great, sir!
At this rate you'll have all 14 of those wins in but a few more months.  I do hope
you continue on into ADM. You're still my favorite warrior in the game. -- TigToad

Woody -- Are you still around?  Bit of a ways to go to make the double-digit club,
but you hang in there...just...don't look to me for any favors anytime soon. --
Marianne

Harold -- Why didn't you learn more?  It says here on my job description that
"training young Toads" is part of my work.  So...why didn't you learn more? --
Lentiria

Aria -- You didn't need that.  You were already capable of using a worthwhile weapon.
And I could have taught you many things. -- Leetolvina

Marianne Kind -- So I wasn't feeling like Mr. Nice Guy today, so sue me. -- Woody the
unexpectedly truculent

Morganna -- Like I'm going to forget one among so many? -- Essina tyl Vern

Allocution -- Heck.  But still, our manager went 9-6 today, most of it elsewhere, and
is reasonably satisfied.  So we get pie with our dinner and all is fine.  Thank you
for the attack skill.  Maybe I can think of something to do with it by next time. --
Tiba tyl Dain

TigToad -- "Isle"?  Didn't the map ever reach you?  Jade Mountain stands on the brink
of a mountain range to rival the Rockies. -- Lorana
P.S.  Or had Ian been celebrating already?

Pinky of Doom -- But a better diet, more green vegetables, perhaps, might fix that.
-- Lentiria

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

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SURLY SUE was butchered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DISMISSED 1 was dealt death by TREEMASTER in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THE LARCH handily defeated BEN FRANKLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
ALLOCUTION vanquished LENTIRIA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MORGANNA overpowered TIBA TYL DAIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ESSINA TYL VERN was devastated by PINKY OF DOOM in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
WOODY was overpowered by MARIANNE KIND in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HABEAS CORPUS slaughtered LEETOLVINA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HAROLD slimly won victory over WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 9 minute fight.
MILLIE was assassinated by DISMISSED 2 in a 1 minute uneven match.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS was overpowered by ARDEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARIA savagely defeated G. WILIKERS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's competition.
CYRUS demolished SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    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    27 -  15 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  18 -  4      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  33 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  12 -  0      14  |

Turn 267 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     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALLOCUTION 2796            15   8  0  101 LEGALESE (253)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              20  12  0   92 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARIANNE KIND 2791         13  12  2   84 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
AIMED BLOW       BEN FRANKLIN 2727          14   9  0   83 I'M HISTORY (254)
STRIKING ATTACK  PINKY OF DOOM 2422          7   3  1   76 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                10   5  0   46 DARK TOADS (240)
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 G. WILIKERS 3026.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINKY OF DOOM 
2422, MARIANNE KIND 2791, ARIA 3012, DISMISSED 1 3023, ALLOCUTION 2796, ARDEN 3025, 
CYRUS 3022, THE LARCH 2788, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, and DISMISSED 2 3024.

The least popular fighter this week was HAROLD 2823.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, MILLIE 2938, TIBA TYL DAIN 2779, LENTIRIA 2754, 
BEN FRANKLIN 2727, SURLY SUE 2932, LEETOLVINA 2923, WOODY 2503, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, 
and MORGANNA 2761.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOMODO 1786 (61-58-3)                  1  4  0         IN COLD BLOOD        
AMBULANCE CHASER 1219 (57-36-1)        0  5  0         MALPRACTICE          

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BANTHIUS 228 (79-48-0)                 2  3  0         WE WANT RAISES       
SWIFT 181 (148-108-2)                  0  3  0         WE WANT RAISES       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JEJUNE FLAMINGO 1045 (76-62-0)         5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
SNAKEROOT 1364 (52-26-0)               1  3  0         THE JAGGED EDGE      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHYLOCK 2602 (27-17-1)                 1  3  0         DARK TOADS           
WINSTON 2600 (36-10-0)                 1  3  0         DARK TOADS           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIOR II 760 (16-5-3)               6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258 (6-4-0)           3  3  0         ONE NIGHT STAND      
POLLY POX 2254 (5-5-0)                 3  3  0         ONE NIGHT STAND      
TYPHOID TONYA 2255 (4-6-0)             2  2  0  DEAD   ONE NIGHT STAND      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734 (1-1-1)           5  3  0         ONE NIGHT STAND      
STOP SIGN 2811 (2-1-1)                 2  3  0         LUROCIANS EXTREME 2