DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/09/2003    Duedate: 10/22/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE LARCH
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2788) [14-13-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE LARCH                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)        
(75-2788) [14-13-1,120]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                ALLOCUTION
SAND DANCERS (67)              LEGALESE (253)
(75-2694) [14-31-1,74]         (75-2796) [16-8-0,105]

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)     38
2. LEGALESE (253)              24      DARK TOADS (240)
3. DARK TOADS (240)            21      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)           14
5. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       10       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         168  90  4 65.1   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         12  3 0
 2/ 2 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       7   6  1 53.8   2/ 2 LEGALESE (253)            9  4 2
 3/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            94  88  5 51.6   3/ 4 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   7  8 1
 4/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     88 103 10 46.1   4/ 0 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
 5/ 5 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  139 163 14 46.0   5/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     1  0 0
 6/ 0 SAND DANCERS (67)        518 794 16 39.5   6/ 7 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays 
for HAROLD, who pummelled TIBA TYL DAIN, to pocket 15 points.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, MARIANNE KIND was winsome, after beating PINKY OF DOOM and seeing 
it lose 2 points.  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as MORGANNA faced 
JADE MOUNTAIN's Duelmaster.  MORGANNA found out that JADE MOUNTAIN isn't a democracy. 
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in JADE 
MOUNTAIN is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     And how sociable are JADE MOUNTAIN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde 
of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in JADE MOUNTAIN avoid 
LEGALESE.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, DARK TOADS scurried away from 
LEGALESE.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, MORGANNA could open up a fast 
food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in JADE MOUNTAIN would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LARCH 2788               14  13  1   120       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLOCUTION 2796              16   8  0   105       LEGALESE (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIANNE KIND 2791           14  12  2    90       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 MORGANNA 2761                20  13  0    84       DARK TOADS (240)
 LENTIRIA 2754                17  18  1    83       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           11  11  1    77       LEGALESE (253)
 WOODY 2503                    7  56  0    77       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         14  31  1    74       SAND DANCERS (67)
 PINKY OF DOOM 2422            7   4  1    74       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           16  14  1    63       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HAROLD 2823                  11   5  0    61       DARK TOADS (240)
 RED MOSQUITO 2794             6   5  1    59       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                    4   7  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                    2   0  0    28       DARK TOADS (240)
 CYRUS 3022                    3   0  0    27       DARK TOADS (240)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              2   0  1    24       LEGALESE (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIA 3012                     3   1  0    19       DARK TOADS (240)
 THE HORN BLOWER 3033          1   0  1    11       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 RABBIT EARS 3032              1   0  0     9       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         1   4  0     7       LEGALESE (253)
-MONKEY KING 2904              1   3  0     6       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 G. WILIKERS 3026              0   2  0     2       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 IRRELEVANT 3034               0   1  0     1       LEGALESE (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MILLIE 2938            2  2 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 DISMISSED 2 3024      267         
VONA LEILE 3035        0  1 0 SAND DANCERS 67       THE HORN BLOWER 3033  268         
LEETOLVINA 2923        5  4 0 SAND DANCERS 67       HABEAS CORPUS 2799    267         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lentiria -- If you can find a way to make me learn more, I would greatly appreciate
it.  TigToad says I'm not stupid, but I am a little slow.... -- Harold

Leetolvina -- My problems aren't from my strength so much as my size.... -- Aria

Lorana -- I am well aware that Jade Mountain is not an isle.  However, Ian was
writing that message and he's been shipped off to the happy land of immortality. --
TigToad

Leetolvina -- Oops.  Our mistake.  That 5 kill desire can do funny things. -- Habeas
Corpus

Jug O'Naughts -- Sorry about Millie.  Dismissed 2 was on his way to the Dark Arena,
but I guess I forgot to send in his invitation.  I was going to D.A. him this cycle,
but I want to give you guys a shot to Bloodfeud.  If you don't kill him, we will D.A.
him in an upcoming turn. -- Judge, mgr. of Legalese

Allocution -- Heck. -- Lentiria
P.S.  I wish you'd allocated some of those skills to me.  Well, you did, ONE.  But a
fair division would have given each of us TWO.

Morgana -- I thought for a minute the arenamaster was going to have apoplexy when we
started the fight with a lull in the action!  That was great. -- Tiba tyl Dain

Pinky of Doom -- Well (sigh), at least you weren't MAUVE.  That would have been the
most dire omen. -- Essina tyl Vern

Marianne Kind -- Why do they call you kind?  You aren't. -- Woody

Habeas Corpus -- Damn.  Now I are one.... -- Ghost of Leetolvina

TigToad -- Good luck on your goal. -- Lorana
P.S.  You'll need it.

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

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

G. WILIKERS was devastated by DISMISSED 2 in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MORGANNA was demolished by THE LARCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
HABEAS CORPUS savagely defeated WOODY in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge duel.
HAROLD defeated TIBA TYL DAIN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
ALLOCUTION demolished ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LENTIRIA bested LADY SCORN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory master's match.
MARIANNE KIND overcame PINKY OF DOOM in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
RED MOSQUITO vanquished BAHNING THE LAWYER in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS was defeated by RABBIT EARS in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.
ARIA defeated IRRELEVANT in a 3 minute novice's match.
CYRUS devastated LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ARDEN demolished LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE HORN BLOWER executed VONA LEILE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    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    25 -  12 -  1      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  16 -  4      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  32 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  12 -  0       8  |

Turn 268 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         5  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THE LARCH 2788             14  13  1  120 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALLOCUTION 2796            16   8  0  105 LEGALESE (253)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARIANNE KIND 2791         14  12  2   90 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              20  13  0   84 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  PINKY OF DOOM 2422          7   4  1   74 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                11   5  0   61 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 ALLOCUTION 2796.  The ten other most popular fighters were RABBIT EARS 3032, 
HABEAS CORPUS 2799, TIBA TYL DAIN 2779, LENTIRIA 2754, RED MOSQUITO 2794, DISMISSED 2 
3024, MARIANNE KIND 2791, THE LARCH 2788, HAROLD 2823, and ARIA 3012.

The least popular fighter this week was VONA LEILE 3035.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, G. WILIKERS 3026, ARDEN 3025, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 
2940, PINKY OF DOOM 2422, WOODY 2503, MORGANNA 2761, THE HORN BLOWER 3033, CYRUS 
3022, and IRRELEVANT 3034.

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

THE LARCH (75-2788) THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes