DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2003    Duedate: 12/31/2003

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALLOCUTION
LEGALESE (253)
(75-2796) [18-8-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALLOCUTION                     VIRGINITIPHOBIA
LEGALESE (253)                 FEARFUL (255)
(75-2796) [18-8-0,130]         (75-2743) [7-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                LENTIRIA
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-2694) [15-35-1,81]         (75-2754) [20-20-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LEGALESE (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGALESE (253)              31
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           31      DARK TOADS (240)
3. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)       30      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       27
5. FEARFUL (255)                9      FEARFUL (255)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FEARFUL (255)              7   1  0 87.5   1/ 2 LEGALESE (253)            7  3 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         183 100  4 64.7   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 3/ 4 LEGALESE (253)           101  91  5 52.6   3/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          6  9 0
 4/ 8 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     18  19  1 48.6   4/ 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     5  3 1
 5- 5*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     17  19  0 47.2   5/ 7*FEARFUL (255)             2  1 0
 6/ 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     94 106 11 47.0   6/ 8 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     2  2 0
 7/ 9 SAND DANCERS (67)        526 811 16 39.3   7- 9*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     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 305): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 278): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                               Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 272): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 260): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 236): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 305): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 278): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 272): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 260): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 236): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 304): WOUNDHEALER of BOOK OF SWORDS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 277): SYR-DAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                               GROUND POUNDER of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                               FRANKIE THE FISH of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
                               STAN THE MAN of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
                               SUMMER of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 259): O PAUL of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I thought I had better write a column after taking Jade Mountain's throne after
my first turn back.  Lentiria, I must say that was a pretty weak effort.  How did you
get to be the Duelmaster?  At least you could have let your temamate Woody take the
throne.  It looks like he is going for the all time loss record.  I do like your
manager.  She is always good for some entertaining personals.  Hopefully, I will be
here next cycle.  No challenges.  I welcome all comers.  Until next time....

               Your Duelmaster,
                    Allocution

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DARK TOADS, since 
LEGALESE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  SAND DANCERS 
turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see PEACEKEEPER win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DISMISSED 2 beat 
ARDEN and ARDEN lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  MORGANNA challenged JADE 
MOUNTAIN's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
JADE MOUNTAIN may be getting bland, as ALLOCUTION stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  DARK TOADS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like ONE NIGHT STAND avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, WOODY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego 
swell, sports fans.  And we have RED MOSQUITO in a TV challenge, going down 10 points 
for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought RED MOSQUITO showed great skill and promise 
when he overcame ESSINA TYL VERN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLOCUTION 2796              18   8  0   130       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENTIRIA 2754                20  20  1   104       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MORGANNA 2761                23  15  0    94       DARK TOADS (240)
 RED MOSQUITO 2794             9   5  1    93       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           13  11  1    86       LEGALESE (253)
 HAROLD 2823                  15   6  0    85       DARK TOADS (240)
 HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          7   5  0    85       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 WOODY 2503                    7  61  0    82       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         15  35  1    81       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743          7   0  0    60       FEARFUL (255)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                    5   7  0    53       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              4   0  1    53       LEGALESE (253)
 POLLY POX 2254                6   6  0    42       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                    5   2  0    31       DARK TOADS (240)
-QUERCUS ALBA 1518             4   3  0    29       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
-FRAXINUS ALBA 1519            5   3  0    28       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 CYRUS 3022                    5   3  0    25       DARK TOADS (240)
-TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          3   4  0    24       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                  2   1  0    22       SAND DANCERS (67)
 PEACEKEEPER 3037              1   1  1    22       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARIA 3012                     6   3  0    21       DARK TOADS (240)
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          1   1  1    20       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              2   3  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
-MONKEY KING 2904              2   3  0    14       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 IRRELEVANT 3034               1   2  0    11       LEGALESE (253)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         1   6  0     9       LEGALESE (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TALK-TO-DEATH 5        0  1 0   1                   PEACEKEEPER 3037      273 NONE    
VESTIPHOBIA 2739       0  1 0 FEARFUL 255           CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   273 NONE    
HIT ME!! 3041          0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   STORMFALL 27          273 NONE    
TIBA TYL DAIN 2779    16 16 1 SAND DANCERS 67       MARIANNE KIND 2791    270         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Woody -- Your time will come.  Duelmaster Woody sounds good, doesn't it? -- Harold

Tiba -- This arena has been closed for 3 turns in the past?  That must have been a
long time ago, I have been active every turn since September of 2001. -- TigToad

Sand Dancers -- I will not challenge down, small arena or no. -- TigToad

Fraxinus Alba -- Now that bodes well for my career.  That was a lot more crits than I
was expecting, lucky me. -- Arden

Writ of Mandamus -- "Savagely defeated".  Savage.  I've never savaged anything
before. -- Aria

Allocution -- Ah, a title match for me!  Amazing.  You are certainly deserving of the
title. -- Lentiria
P.S.  Oops, sorry, I forgot I was duelmistress last time.  It was so unusual, you
see.

Habeas Corpus -- You can't imagine how glad I am not to have become a corpus in the
course of that fight.  And how close it was.... -- Essina tyl Vern

Morganna -- Listen, my days of teaching well are about done.  At least, of teaching
experienced warriors well.  Novices, yes.  Them I can teach. -- Woody
P.S.  Not that I meet many novices up here.

A standby?  What if I didn't want to fight a standby? -- Tabatan

Irrelevant -- Couldn't prove it by me. -- Volto Leeni

Harold -- You don't think it's neat to have a jewel in your head?  Many jewels, you
know, have mystic properties.  For instance, if your jewel happens to be an amethyst,
you'll never get drunk.  Imagine that! -- Woody

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.

     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HIT ME!! was butchered by STORMFALL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VESTIPHOBIA was slaughtered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RED MOSQUITO subdued ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MORGANNA was devastated by ALLOCUTION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
HAROLD was viciously subdued by LENTIRIA in a 3 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
HOLLY HEPATITIS overpowered WOODY in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DISMISSED 2 vanquished ARDEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS was vanquished by VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IRRELEVANT lost to TABATAN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
HABEAS CORPUS beat JADE MASTER in a 2 minute gory melee.
VIRGINITIPHOBIA overpowered CYRUS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
POLLY POX handily defeated ARIA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PEACEKEEPER murdered TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 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    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  27 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 273 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         5  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALLOCUTION 2796            18   8  0  130 LEGALESE (253)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              23  15  0   94 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED MOSQUITO 2794           9   5  1   93 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                15   6  0   85 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743        7   0  0   60 FEARFUL (255)
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 LENTIRIA 2754.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALLOCUTION 2796, 
RED MOSQUITO 2794, HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, HAROLD 2823, DISMISSED 2 
3024, TABATAN 3040, VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743, POLLY POX 2254, and PEACEKEEPER 3037.

The least popular fighter this week was ARIA 3012.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRRELEVANT 3034, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, ARDEN 3025, MORGANNA 2761, 
ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, HIT ME!! 3041, CYRUS 3022, VOLTO LEENI 3038, WOODY 2503, and 
VESTIPHOBIA 2739.