DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/12/2004    Duedate: 02/25/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-277

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLLY HEPATITIS
ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
(75-2258) [8-6-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLLY HEPATITIS                POSITION IS EMPTY
ONE NIGHT STAND (207)          
(75-2258) [8-6-0,101]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                HAROLD
SAND DANCERS (67)              DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2694) [15-39-1,85]         (75-2823) [17-7-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I AM SAM (267)              31
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           30      FEARFUL (255)
3. DARK TOADS (240)            26      Unchartered Team
4. FEARFUL (255)               21
5. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)       20      PANTHEON (258)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FEARFUL (255)             11   3  0 78.6   1/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         194 108  4 64.2   2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)          8  7 0
 3- 3 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       9   7  1 56.3   3/ 1 LEGALESE (253)            7  8 0
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)           111 101  5 52.4   4- 4*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     3  0 0
 5- 5*THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     20  19  0 51.3   5/ 6 FEARFUL (255)             3  1 0
 6/10*PANTHEON (258)             1   1  0 50.0   6/ 8*I AM SAM (267)            2  3 0
 7/ 6 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     19  22  1 46.3   7- 5 LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      1  0 0
 8/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        535 822 16 39.4   8/10*PANTHEON (258)            1  1 0
 9- 8*RUNEBLADES (194)          17  27  2 38.6   9/ 9 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     1  2 0
10/ 9*I AM SAM (267)             2   6  0 25.0  10- 7*RUNEBLADES (194)          1  3 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 276): 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 240): 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 276): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 263): WILD KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 240): 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 276): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
                                  MORGANNA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 262): COCAINE of HABIT (Mother S., mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I consider that fight a fair exchange, Morganna.  I get the win and the throne
with its political points, you get four skills and two ratings, and we both graduate.
Good deal, hmm?  Shall we travel to the Isle together, or conversely both stay here
and raise a little heck?  Maybe we could get together an adventure.

                                        Lentiria

P.S.  Morning star?  I'm more of an evening person.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in JADE 
MOUNTAIN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for HOLLY HEPATITIS, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after 
mashing MORGANNA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  POLLY POX was overcame by ARDEN and drops 7 
points.  HABEAS CORPUS got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more 
than anxious to kick LENTIRIA's tail out of the throne!  Our battling duelmaster 
LENTIRIA has managed to hold the title, fending off HABEAS CORPUS' none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, LEGALESE.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad  RUNEBLADES?  Big bad 
RUNEBLADES.  Big bad RUNEBLADES.  JADE MOUNTAIN's afraid of the big bad RUNEBLADES.  
Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
DARK TOADS beats feet every time RUNEBLADES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And 
who is this ESSINA TYL VERN you ask, with 85 points and a 15-39-1 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          8   6  0   101       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                  17   7  0    97       DARK TOADS (240)
-PINKY OF DOOM 2422            9   5  1    95       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
 VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743          9   0  0    94       FEARFUL (255)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           16  12  1    91       LEGALESE (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODY 2503                    9  63  0    90       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         15  39  1    85       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CYRUS 3022                    9   3  0    69       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XAVIER 2071                   6   3  1    61       RUNEBLADES (194)
 ARDEN 3025                    8   3  0    57       DARK TOADS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                  5   2  0    38       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              5   3  1    37       LEGALESE (253)
-QUERCUS ALBA 1518             5   3  0    37       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
-TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          4   4  0    37       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 POLLY POX 2254                6   7  0    35       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRAXINUS ALBA 1519            6   3  0    33       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         3   8  0    31       LEGALESE (253)
-LOCUTUS 2067                  5   4  0    29       RUNEBLADES (194)
 CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          1   2  1    28       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 ARIA 3012                     7   6  0    27       DARK TOADS (240)
 IRRELEVANT 3034               3   4  0    25       LEGALESE (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAGE 2204                     3   0  0    21       RUNEBLADES (194)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              3   6  0    19       SAND DANCERS (67)
-ANGEL 2193                    2   4  0    17       RUNEBLADES (194)
 SAMSARA 3055                  1   0  0    15       I AM SAM (267)
 SAMOSET 3043                  1   0  0    15       I AM SAM (267)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 RHYPOPHOBIA 2740              2   0  0     9       FEARFUL (255)
 APHRODITE 2805                1   1  0     9       PANTHEON (258)
 HEMATOPHOBIA 3056             0   1  0     5       FEARFUL (255)
 PERJURY 3057                  0   2  0     2       LEGALESE (253)
 SAMAHIN 3068                  0   1  0     1       I AM SAM (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- Actually, my squad in here is better than it has been in a while, it's just
these new guys don't want to win.  Graduating Morganna will help my W/L%, she's been
struggling in champs +.

All -- On that note, Morganna is: 9(2)-12(1)-15-15-21-4-11 WS.  Good Endurance, Great
Damage.  She is now my fourth style to get favorites of LO/VL.  Sigh.  My first
Morning Star favorite, though.  Wow.  Attack favorite learn, she had 19 attack learns
and her admaster before she picked up an adexpert anywhere else.  Her favorites and
overall inability to learn riposte is going to see her way to retirement.  She is my
sixth graduate from Jade Mountain and my fifth different style and personally my
first Wall of Steel graduate.  Unfortunately, she is my first Jade Mountain graduate
to not be Duelmaster on her way out, so you all get this note in the personal ads
instead of in the Duelmasters column. -- TigToad

Woody -- You realize with Lentiria and I moving on and TigToad's challenges this
turn, that if Habeus Corpus loses and the popularity points go just right, we could
be looking at Duelmaster Woody?  Of course, I am rooting for Duelmaster Harold. --
Harold of Dark Toads

Essina Tyl Vern -- When did you get 53 fights?  I guess I need to pay better
attention! -- TigToad

Lentiria -- Congratulations on your graduation.  It's fighting we go out together,
though you constantly bested me in our series. -- Morganna

Harold -- What a toad!  How'm I going to keep up with my tapestry work with both arms
in casts?  The least you can do is come thread needles for me. -- Essina tyl Vern

Arden -- Didn't you have a forest named after you? -- Tabatan
P.S.  Though I am boggled to think what it might MEAN that you are named after a
forest.

Writ of Mandamus -- Is that like nuts?  They grow 'em around where my manager lives.
Mandamus nut orchards. -- Volto Leeni

Xavier -- As you see, I am a skilled teacher.  That's what they keep me around for.
-- "Professor" Woody

Morganna -- Yeahyeahyeah, but what about the skills you got, eh? -- Lentiria

Tigtoad and Lorana -- Alright, you persuaded me.  We will stick around for a while.
-- Judge, mgr. of Legalese

RUG #5586 -- "Winkles?"  All I need to do is give you more "winkles" for better
rollups?  And I thought I had to bring you sacrifices of Democrats running for
president.  I hereby sacrifice Al Sharpton. -- Judge

     Hey, so I wanted winkles.  I'm afraid this Sharpton fellow only gets you worse
     replacements though.  He is NOT a winkle. -- RUG 5586

Woody -- I would like to see you "allocute" to your rollup stats. -- Lord Protector
Allocution

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.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HABEAS CORPUS was devastated by LENTIRIA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HAROLD viciously subdued WOODY in a 3 minute brutal expert's Challenge battle.
VIRGINITIPHOBIA overpowered ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
POLLY POX was devastated by ARDEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ARIA was demolished by TABATAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CINDY CHLAMIDIA was vanquished by WRIT OF MANDAMUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PERJURY was overpowered by VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MORGANNA was savagely defeated by HOLLY HEPATITIS in a 2 minute uneven Title melee.
CYRUS vanquished DISMISSED 2 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IRRELEVANT lost to BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 1 minute duel.
APHRODITE narrowly defeated HEMATOPHOBIA in a 3 minute novice's fight.
RHYPOPHOBIA overcame SAMAHIN in a 2 minute novice's bout.
SAMOSET subdued TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute amateur's match.
SAMSARA handily defeated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    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       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  23 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 277 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258        8   6  0  101 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                17   7  0   97 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743        9   0  0   94 FEARFUL (255)
PARRY-STRIKE     CYRUS 3022                  9   3  0   69 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040                5   2  0   38 SAND DANCERS (67)
STRIKING ATTACK  DISMISSED 2 3024            5   3  1   37 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 HAROLD 2823.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEMATOPHOBIA 3056, 
WOODY 2503, HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258, SAMAHIN 3068, VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743, CYRUS 3022, 
ARDEN 3025, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, VOLTO LEENI 3038, and APHRODITE 2805.

The least popular fighter this week was IRRELEVANT 3034.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DISMISSED 2 3024, PERJURY 3057, CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734, ARIA 3012, POLLY 
POX 2254, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, RHYPOPHOBIA 2740, TABATAN 3040, 
and SAMSARA 3055.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

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