DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/06/2003    Duedate: 11/19/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-270

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARIANNE KIND
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
(75-2791) [15-13-3,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARIANNE KIND                  STOP SIGN
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)        LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
(75-2791) [15-13-3,109]        (75-2811) [3-1-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                WOODY
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-2694) [15-32-1,78]         (75-2503) [7-58-0,79]

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)     44
2. DARK TOADS (240)            40      DARK TOADS (240)
3. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       21      Unchartered Team
4. LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)    9
5. LETHAL ANATOMY (225)         0LUROCIANS 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)         177  91  4 66.0   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         13  2 0
 2/ 0*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)   5   3  1 62.5   2/ 2 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   9  6 2
 3- 2 LEGALESE (253)            94  88  5 51.6   3- 3 LEGALESE (253)            3  2 0
 4- 3 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       7   7  1 50.0   4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         3 12 0
 5/ 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     89 103 10 46.4   5/ 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  0 0
 6/ 5 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  144 168 15 46.2   6/ 0*LUROCIANS EXTREME  (259)  1  0 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        520 802 16 39.3   7- 6 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      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 301): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): DURANY of WICKED DESTINY (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 269): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 256): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 233): STILE of SPLIT INFINITY 2 from DAL SHANG (TigToad)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 301): none
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): DARK TOADZ (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 269): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 256): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 233): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 300): DISORDER of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): VINCENT CRABBE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 268): THE LARCH of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 255): GUTTERBALL of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      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 
MARIANNE KIND?  She actually beat SAND DANCERS' TIBA TYL DAIN, and walked away with 
25 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at JADE MOUNTAIN while they watched 
GUARDSMAN TAN clobber THE HORN BLOWER.  It lost 11 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure JADE MOUNTAIN is excited about MARIANNE 
KIND, the new Duelmaster from THE JUG O'NAUGHTS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen 
as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN thinks THE JUG O'NAUGHTS and their 144-168-15 is too much!  If at first you 
don't succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 141-166-14 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, DARK TOADS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, WOODY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
     Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  TIBA TYL 
DAIN, with hers forgettable 16-16-1,  was put to death by MARIANNE KIND in a 
forgettable match.  SAND DANCERS didn't seem to mind very much.  Here's some advice:  
study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIANNE KIND 2791           15  13  3   109       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALLOCUTION 2796              16   8  0   105       LEGALESE (253)
 MORGANNA 2761                22  13  0   103       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENTIRIA 2754                18  19  1    85       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HAROLD 2823                  13   5  0    82       DARK TOADS (240)
 RED MOSQUITO 2794             7   5  1    80       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 WOODY 2503                    7  58  0    79       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         15  32  1    78       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HABEAS CORPUS 2799           11  11  1    77       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINKY OF DOOM 2422            7   5  1    66       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                    4   0  0    48       DARK TOADS (240)
 CYRUS 3022                    5   0  0    42       DARK TOADS (240)
-YERIX 2782                    4   7  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RABBIT EARS 3032              3   0  0    27       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-RIP AND SWING 2808            2   0  0    26       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
-DISMISSED 2 3024              2   0  1    24       LEGALESE (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOP SIGN 2811                3   1  1    23       LUROCIANS EXTREME 2 (259)
 ARIA 3012                     4   2  0    16       DARK TOADS (240)
 LAGER LANA 3039               1   0  0    11       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 THE HORN BLOWER 3033          2   1  1    10       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)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (67)
-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?
G. WILIKERS 3026       0  4 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 JANG-KO BLACKHAND 20  270 NONE    
MILLIE 2938            2  2 0 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS 233 DISMISSED 2 3024      267         
TIBA TYL DAIN 2779    16 16 1 SAND DANCERS 67       MARIANNE KIND 2791    270         
LEETOLVINA 2923        5  4 0 SAND DANCERS 67       HABEAS CORPUS 2799    267         
VONA LEILE 3035        0  1 0 SAND DANCERS 67       THE HORN BLOWER 3033  268         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiba tyl Dain -- That works, I am a Toad and not a gentlemen. -- Harold

Lentiria -- When do you not really need a win? -- TigToad

Lentiria -- What do you say we fight off to see which of us gets to be the
Duelmaster?

Harold -- Every time I turn around, there's a toad.  Darn. -- Tiba tyl Dain

Pinky of Doom -- Are you kin to the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate? -- Lentiria

I've been scorned. -- Woody
P.S.  It isn't at ALL like being scummed.  Much worse, in fact.

The Jade Master should stick to carving jade or whatever it is that gives him his
"mastery." -- Essina tyl Vern

Rabbit Ears -- What's with the wig-wag stuff?  It confuses me, and I was already not
feeling great about this.  I mean, look at my predecessors, and I do mean they pre-
deceased me. -- Volto Leeni
P.S.  I don't know why Lorana insists on this anagramming stuff, when it should be
obvious that this is an ill-starred set of letters.

TigToad -- Well, just don't give 'em names that are anagrams of Vinteeloa the late
and lamented. -- Lorana
P.S.  Your statement is probably true, and a very sad reflection on what was once a
tough arena.

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

G. WILIKERS was dealt death by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MORGANNA vanquished LENTIRIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HAROLD savagely defeated WOODY in a action packed 5 minute bloody Challenge fight.
ESSINA TYL VERN was devastated by RED MOSQUITO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARIANNE KIND butchered TIBA TYL DAIN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Title duel.
CYRUS savagely defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 2 minute gory amateur's brawl.
ARDEN handily defeated ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
ARIA slimly lost to RABBIT EARS in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
STOP SIGN vanquished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE HORN BLOWER was overpowered by GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LAGER LANA defeated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  31 -  1      39  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  12 -  0       8  |

Turn 270 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       2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     MARIANNE KIND 2791         15  13  3  109 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              22  13  0  103 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                13   5  0   82 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED MOSQUITO 2794           7   5  1   80 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                  4   0  0   48 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 WOODY 2503.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAROLD 2823, CYRUS 
3022, RABBIT EARS 3032, LAGER LANA 3039, RED MOSQUITO 2794, MARIANNE KIND 2791, ARDEN 
3025, ARIA 3012, MORGANNA 2761, and STOP SIGN 2811.

The least popular fighter this week was THE HORN BLOWER 3033.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VOLTO LEENI 3038, TIBA TYL DAIN 2779, G. WILIKERS 3026, ESSINA 
TYL VERN 2694, LENTIRIA 2754, STOP SIGN 2811, MORGANNA 2761, ARIA 3012, ARDEN 3025, 
and MARIANNE KIND 2791.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff