DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2004    Duedate: 01/14/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-274

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALLOCUTION
LEGALESE (253)
(75-2796) [19-8-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALLOCUTION                     VIRGINITIPHOBIA
LEGALESE (253)                 FEARFUL (255)
(75-2796) [19-8-0,137]         (75-2743) [8-0-0,82]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                VIRGINITIPHOBIA
SAND DANCERS (67)              FEARFUL (255)
(75-2694) [15-36-1,82]         (75-2743) [8-0-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LEGALESE (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FEARFUL (255)               27
2. DARK TOADS (240)            21      DARK TOADS (240)
3. LETHAL ANATOMY (225)        19      Unchartered Team
4. LEGALESE (253)              16
5. I AM SAM (267)              15      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)              8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 LEGALESE (253)           10  5 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         186 101  4 64.8   2/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)          7  7 0
 3/ 0 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       8   7  1 53.3   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 4/ 3 LEGALESE (253)           104  93  5 52.8   4/ 5*FEARFUL (255)             3  2 0
 5/ 4 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     18  20  1 47.4   5- 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  1 1
 6- 5*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     17  19  0 47.2   6/ 6 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     2  3 0
 7- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     94 106 11 47.0   7/ 0 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      1  0 0
 8/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        527 815 16 39.3   8/ 0*I AM SAM (267)            0  3 0
 9/ 0*I AM SAM (267)             0   3  0  0.0   9- 7*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 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am back, by popular demand.  Well, at least I did not fight a stand-by to keep
Jade Mountain's throne.  Morganna, you never really got going.  As you probably
noticed, I have improved.  I do not think the Longsword is my favorite weapon, but it
does pretty well, particularly against Ringmail.  Better luck next time.  I am not
challenging anyone this cycle, so perhaps we will meet again.  If I defend my throne,
I will probably receive my invite, and immortality.  So hopefully no one will kill
me.
     Jade Mountain appears to be one of those "dying arenas."  Judge says that he may
even have to shut things down here after Habeas Corpus and I graduate.  Hopefully,
this is not true.  Speaking of Habeas Corpus, he has a date with Red Mosquito.
Jekyll, hopefully you are not having Red avoid, because Habeas Corpus has been
looking forward to this matchup for some time.  By the way Jekyll, Elephant made some
pretty choice comments about you and the rest of the Midnight Foundation in the most
recent Aradi Newsletter in his TOGS IV spotlight.  I will be curious to see if you
have a response to him.
     As you may know, Judge is pretty busy with the TOGS IV Tournament in Aradi, so
he has not been focused as he would like here in Jade Mountain.  Therefore, he told
me I have to keep this column short.  Welcome to the new teams, we hope you stay for
a while.  Until next time....

               Your Duelmaster, Allocution of Legalese

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Like a young cub challenging a hoary bear, I AM SAM found themselves 
outmatched:  0-3-0.  Ouch!  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 15 points to MORGANNA.  (Discrete enough, LENTIRIA?) 
ALLOCUTION successfully staved off a grab for the roses by HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE 
NIGHT STAND.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  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.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of PARANOID 
ASYLUM should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The 
warriors of PARANOID ASYLUM found their efforts at combat frustrated as DARK TOADS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for 
fifteen minutes, and WOODY is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't SAND 
DANCERS proud!  VIRGINITIPHOBIA challenged ESSINA TYL VERN!  Who says FEARFUL are 
just a bunch of wimps!  VIRGINITIPHOBIA of FEARFUL kept hers wits as she overcame 
ESSINA TYL VERN.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in JADE MOUNTAIN is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLOCUTION 2796              19   8  0   137       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGANNA 2761                24  15  0   107       DARK TOADS (240)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           14  11  1    93       LEGALESE (253)
-RED MOSQUITO 2794             9   5  1    93       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENTIRIA 2754                20  21  1    89       SAND DANCERS (67)
-HAROLD 2823                  15   6  0    85       DARK TOADS (240)
 PINKY OF DOOM 2422            8   5  1    85       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
 WOODY 2503                    7  62  0    83       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         15  36  1    82       SAND DANCERS (67)
 VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743          8   0  0    82       FEARFUL (255)
 HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          7   6  0    82       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMISSED 2 3024              5   0  1    59       LEGALESE (253)

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

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS 3022                    6   3  0    33       DARK TOADS (240)
-QUERCUS ALBA 1518             4   3  0    29       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 TABATAN 3040                  3   1  0    29       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ARDEN 3025                    5   3  0    28       DARK TOADS (240)
-FRAXINUS ALBA 1519            5   3  0    28       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 ARIA 3012                     7   3  0    24       DARK TOADS (240)
-TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          3   4  0    24       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEACEKEEPER 3037              1   1  1    22       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          1   1  1    20       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-MONKEY KING 2904              2   3  0    14       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              2   4  0    10       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         1   7  0    10       LEGALESE (253)
 IRRELEVANT 3034               1   3  0     6       LEGALESE (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
XYLOPHOBIA 2742        0  1 0 FEARFUL 255           TREEMASTER 19         274 NONE    
A 3047                 0  1 0 I AM SAM 267          HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     274 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SAMSONITE 3042         0  1 0 I AM SAM 267          HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     274 NONE    
B 3045                 0  1 0 I AM SAM 267          DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS 25 274 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sigh.  0-5?  TigToad had not had an 0-5 turn in this arena in over 2 years.  I'm
afraid he's not amused with us right now, especially myself.  As the highest ranked
warrior present, he expects me to set an example for the others, and I've been losing
a lot of late.... -- Morganna

Woody -- I don't believe it.  You're still a great teacher.  After retirement I
expect you'd become a college professor. -- Morganna

Tabatan -- At least you can spell standby.  The number of times that I've seen
TigToad misspell such a simple word is mind boggling. -- Aria

Woody -- Well, I'd prefer folks didn't aim for my head, and a jewel there would
encourage such behavior.  You're right though, if it helped me drink longer without a
hang over, I could live with it. -- Harold

Volto Leeni -- What kind of warrior name is that?  Sounds like a combination between
a particular auto manufacturer and my favorite pasta. -- Judge

Morganna -- You are a crappy teacher.  Thanks a lot. -- Allocution

Tig Toad -- 2-0-0 against your warriors last cycle.  I am sure you will return the
favor soon. -- Judge

Red Mosquito -- ACK!  Nonononono!  I can't stand it!  When I get bitten, I swell up
and look HORRIBLE. -- Essina tyl Vern the itchy and swollen

Harold -- Ah, thank you!  Another win (without interfering losses), and I'll have a
winning record!  I wonder how long (if ever) it's been since I had one of those....
-- Lentiria

Holly Hepatitis -- (disconcerted look)  Don't you ever CLEAN that blade? -- Woody

Writ of Mandamus -- I like chocolate chip cookies with mandamus nuts in them.  Is
that the kind of thing you're about? -- Volto Leeni

Irrelevant -- Your presence during that fight was! -- Tabatan
P.S.  Yeah, yeah, I know, in six months I won't be able to lay a glove on you, but it
isn't six months from now yet, so do I care?  Not much!

Allocution -- I got to be Duelmaster last time, or whenever that was, out of pure
default.  Well, maybe impure default.  But with people heading off for the lowlands
just because it happens to snow here a little, there wasn't as much competition as
there should have been. -- Lentiria
P.S.  What's a few feet of snow among friends, after all?

TigToad -- I forget when it was exactly that this arena was closed, but I know it
was.  There was NOBODY but Sand Dancers and standbys to fight.  Actually, we liked
it--we won, we got all the awards, there was no line in the Infirmary, it was great.
Oh, well.  Company is good, too. -- Lorana
P.S.  Well, then, I guess we'll just have to get some warriors above you, won't we?

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

XYLOPHOBIA was butchered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SAMSONITE was murdered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
B was murdered by DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MORGANNA vanquished LENTIRIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
VIRGINITIPHOBIA overpowered ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS lost to ARIA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
ALLOCUTION overpowered HOLLY HEPATITIS in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
HABEAS CORPUS overpowered MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WOODY was vanquished by PINKY OF DOOM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DISMISSED 2 overpowered ARDEN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CYRUS overpowered VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IRRELEVANT was handily defeated by TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    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    12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  26 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 274 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  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALLOCUTION 2796            19   8  0  137 LEGALESE (253)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              24  15  0  107 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  PINKY OF DOOM 2422          8   5  1   85 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
SLASHING ATTACK  VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743        8   0  0   82 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 VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARIA 3012, 
PINKY OF DOOM 2422, MORGANNA 2761, ALLOCUTION 2796, DISMISSED 2 3024, CYRUS 3022, 
ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, and TABATAN 3040.

The least popular fighter this week was IRRELEVANT 3034.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VOLTO LEENI 3038, ARDEN 3025, WOODY 2503, HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258, 
LENTIRIA 2754, B 3045, SAMSONITE 3042, A 3047, XYLOPHOBIA 2742, and TABATAN 3040.

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

ALLOCUTION (75-2796) LEGALESE (253)

                       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