DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2004    Duedate: 02/11/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LENTIRIA
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-2754) [22-21-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LENTIRIA                       XAVIER
SAND DANCERS (67)              RUNEBLADES (194)
(75-2754) [22-21-1,115]        (75-2071) [6-3-1,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                ARIA
SAND DANCERS (67)              DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2694) [15-38-1,84]         (75-3012) [7-5-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LEGALESE (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            50
2. THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)       26      DARK TOADS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)           10      Unchartered Team
4. LEGALESE (253)               4
5. LETHAL ANATOMY (225)         0      THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FEARFUL (255)              9   2  0 81.8   1/ 1 LEGALESE (253)            9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         191 106  4 64.3   2/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)          8  6 0
 3- 3 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       9   7  1 56.3   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)           110  97  5 53.1   4/ 0*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     3  0 0
 5/ 0*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     20  19  0 51.3   5- 5 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      2  0 0
 6- 5 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     18  20  1 47.4   6- 4*FEARFUL (255)             2  1 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        532 820 16 39.3   7/ 0*RUNEBLADES (194)          1  3 0
 8/ 0*RUNEBLADES (194)          17  27  2 38.6   8- 8*I AM SAM (267)            0  5 0
 9- 8*I AM SAM (267)             0   5  0  0.0   9- 7 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     0  1 0
10- 9*PANTHEON (258)             0   1  0  0.0  10- 9*PANTHEON (258)            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 308): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 281): CLONE MISHAP of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 275): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 263): MARTIN BLANK of BEING JOHN CUSAK (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 239): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 308): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 281): FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 275): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 263): WILD KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 239): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 280): JAY HOWELL of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 274): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 262): COCAINE of HABIT (Mother S., mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I will admit to surprise, Harold.  What were you THINKING?  "Share the wins"?
As if!  One more and I'll have a winning record!

                                        Lentiria

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  JADE MOUNTAIN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
ARDEN?  DARK TOADS' proud of him after beating TABATAN and getting 16 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  TABATAN's match with ARDEN cost him a loss of 13 points!  
Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all JADE MOUNTAIN.  She 
got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, MORGANNA must be pretty 
gutsy!  She challenged the Duelmaster from SAND DANCERS.  Does this gal have a death 
wish or what!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think LENTIRIA 
should let MORGANNA be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  LETHAL 
ANATOMY was the most avoided team.  Is a 9-7-1 record really that scary?  I don't 
know what DARK TOADS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from LETHAL ANATOMY, that's fer sher.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found 
out CYRUS challenged DISMISSED 2.  After all, haven't DARK TOADS and LEGALESE had a 
long standing duel in JADE MOUNTAIN?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
DISMISSED 2 wants me to write about it since he was beat by CYRUS.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENTIRIA 2754                22  21  1   115       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           16  11  1   100       LEGALESE (253)
 MORGANNA 2761                24  17  0    99       DARK TOADS (240)
-PINKY OF DOOM 2422            9   5  1    95       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
 WOODY 2503                    9  62  0    93       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                  16   7  0    88       DARK TOADS (240)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         15  38  1    84       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                  
 CYRUS 3022                    8   3  0    62       DARK TOADS (240)
 XAVIER 2071                   6   3  1    61       RUNEBLADES (194)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                    7   3  0    49       DARK TOADS (240)
-POLLY POX 2254                6   6  0    42       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              5   2  1    39       LEGALESE (253)
 QUERCUS ALBA 1518             5   3  0    37       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          4   4  0    37       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRAXINUS ALBA 1519            6   3  0    33       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 LOCUTUS 2067                  5   4  0    29       RUNEBLADES (194)
 TABATAN 3040                  4   2  0    27       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ARIA 3012                     7   5  0    26       DARK TOADS (240)
 IRRELEVANT 3034               3   3  0    25       LEGALESE (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGE 2204                     3   0  0    21       RUNEBLADES (194)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         2   8  0    21       LEGALESE (253)
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          1   1  1    20       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 ANGEL 2193                    2   4  0    17       RUNEBLADES (194)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              2   6  0    12       SAND DANCERS (67)
-RHYPOPHOBIA 2740              1   0  0     5       FEARFUL (255)
-APHRODITE 2805                0   1  0     5       PANTHEON (258)
 PERJURY 3057                  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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lentiria -- See what happens?  We let you have a winning record and you take the
throne.  Talk about ungrateful. -- Morganna

Volto Leeni -- Toads have always been here. -- TigToad

Allocution & Judge -- What Lorana said goes for me, too.  I've even started losing a
lot, you can't leave now. -- TigToad

Aria -- I thought you were some kind of song.  You look like a song.  Really good,
you know? -- Tabatan

Pinky of Doom -- May you get hangnails. -- Essina tyl Vern

Dismissed 2 -- Listen, I want you to take a message to Allocution.  I want you to
tell him that I think it's LOW of him to leave just as word-a-day gives me the
definition!  (Because Lorana wasn't going to look it up, whatever she said.)  With
the definition, I could have CLEANED UP. -- Woody

Cyrus -- (curled lip of scorn and hostility) -- Volto Leeni

All -- Sorry I did not write a column last turn.  It is an  honor to graduate from
this fine arena and head into retirement. -- Lord Protector Allocution

Rollup Gods -- Why have thou forsaken me? -- Judge

     Need more winkles. -- RUG #5586

Tigtoad -- Things move in cycles.  I am sure the tide will turn for you soon.  After
all, my best warrior just graduated. -- Judge
P.S.  You still have to let me in on Morgonna's set up when she graduates.

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORGANNA was devastated by LENTIRIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
HAROLD subdued ESSINA TYL VERN in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
CYRUS overpowered DISMISSED 2 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ARDEN devastated TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS demolished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HABEAS CORPUS vanquished TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
WOODY devastated XAVIER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TARAXICAN LIONE handily defeated ANGEL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LOCUTUS slimly lost to QUERCUS ALBA in a 2 minute gory duel.
FRAXINUS ALBA won victory over ARIA in a popular 6 minute gory duel.
IRRELEVANT overpowered SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
RAGE overpowered PERJURY in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 276 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       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LENTIRIA 2754              22  21  1  115 SAND DANCERS (67)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                16   7  0   88 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     CYRUS 3022                  8   3  0   62 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAVIER 2071                 6   3  1   61 RUNEBLADES (194)
STRIKING ATTACK  DISMISSED 2 3024            5   2  1   39 LEGALESE (253)
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 ARIA 3012.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAROLD 2823, HABEAS 
CORPUS 2799, LOCUTUS 2067, LENTIRIA 2754, CYRUS 3022, QUERCUS ALBA 1518, IRRELEVANT 
3034, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, and TARAXICAN LIONE 1515.

The least popular fighter this week was FRAXINUS ALBA 1519.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PERJURY 3057, ANGEL 2193, XAVIER 2071, VOLTO LEENI 3038, 
TABATAN 3040, DISMISSED 2 3024, MORGANNA 2761, RAGE 2204, WOODY 2503, and ARDEN 3025.

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

LENTIRIA (75-2754) SAND DANCERS (67)
MORGANNA (75-2761) DARK TOADS (240)