DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2004    Duedate: 03/10/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HABEAS CORPUS
LEGALESE (253)
(75-2799) [17-12-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HABEAS CORPUS                  SAMSARA
LEGALESE (253)                 I AM SAM (267)
(75-2799) [17-12-1,103]        (75-3055) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                SAMOSET
SAND DANCERS (67)              I AM SAM (267)
(75-2694) [15-40-1,86]         (75-3043) [1-1-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            56
2. THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)       23      FEARFUL (255)
3. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)       15      Unchartered Team
4. I AM SAM (267)              15
5. FEARFUL (255)                9      I AM SAM (267)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FEARFUL (255)             12   3  0 80.0   1/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         197 110  5 64.2   2/ 4 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     6  0 0
 3/ 5 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     23  19  0 54.8   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  8 0
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)           113 104  5 52.1   4/ 3 LEGALESE (253)            6  9 0
 5- 6*PANTHEON (258)             1   1  0 50.0   5/ 6*I AM SAM (267)            4  2 0
 6/ 7 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     21  23  1 47.7   6/ 5 FEARFUL (255)             3  1 0
 7/ 8 SAND DANCERS (67)        536 825 16 39.4   7/ 9 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     3  3 0
 8- 9*RUNEBLADES (194)          17  27  2 38.6   8- 8*PANTHEON (258)            1  0 0
 9/10*I AM SAM (267)             4   7  0 36.4   9-10*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 309): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 282): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 277): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STAND (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 264): ROCKY of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 241): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 309): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 282): FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 277): none
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 264): WILD KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 241): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 276): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
                                  MORGANNA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JADE MOUNTAIN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed out of top team by DARK TOADS, who came from 
2nd with a 3-2-1 this turn.  And let's see, CINDY CHLAMIDIA fought TABATAN and gained 
17 points and contributed to ONE NIGHT STAND's 2-1-0.  TABATAN has lost to CINDY 
CHLAMIDIA, falling 15 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 1-3-0 turn.  This 
turn HOLLY HEPATITIS challenged HABEAS CORPUS in what was JADE MOUNTAIN's Title bout. 
We should ask HABEAS CORPUS about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor 
for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Green Axe 
until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  LEGALESE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were JADE MOUNTAIN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding LEGALESE more than any other team we find DARK TOADS.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that WRIT OF MANDAMUS from LEGALESE was JADE MOUNTAIN's most challenged 
warrior this turn.  Building dreams on hope, ARDEN challenged up 28 points this turn 
to take on ESSINA TYL VERN from SAND DANCERS stable.  And now nobody knows where 
ESSINA TYL VERN is right now, after giving ARDEN 19 points worth of recognition.  As 
quiet chuckles rise behind me.  In a brave attempt, CYRUS from DARK TOADS challenged 
up 21 points to fight WOODY from the SAND DANCERS stable.  CYRUS perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was beat by WOODY and ended up with 69 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  GEOFFRY must have surprised DARK TOADS this turn, after they sent 
him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  Is it really true that 
JADE MOUNTAIN has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask... 
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in JADE MOUNTAIN, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           17  12  1   103       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                  18   7  0   100       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743          9   0  0    94       FEARFUL (255)
 WOODY 2503                   10  63  0    93       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          8   7  0    92       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         15  40  1    86       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ARDEN 3025                    9   3  0    76       DARK TOADS (240)
 CYRUS 3022                    9   4  0    69       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XAVIER 2071                   6   3  1    61       RUNEBLADES (194)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          5   4  0    50       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          2   2  1    45       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 QUERCUS ALBA 1518             6   3  0    43       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 POLLY POX 2254                7   7  0    42       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 FRAXINUS ALBA 1519            7   3  0    37       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         4   8  0    37       LEGALESE (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMISSED 2 3024              5   4  1    33       LEGALESE (253)
 GEOFFRY 3069                  1   0  1    33       DARK TOADS (240)
-LOCUTUS 2067                  5   4  0    29       RUNEBLADES (194)
 ARIA 3012                     7   7  0    28       DARK TOADS (240)
 SAMSARA 3055                  2   0  0    28       I AM SAM (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                  5   3  0    23       SAND DANCERS (67)
-RAGE 2204                     3   0  0    21       RUNEBLADES (194)
 IRRELEVANT 3034               3   5  0    18       LEGALESE (253)
 RHYPOPHOBIA 2740              3   0  0    18       FEARFUL (255)
-ANGEL 2193                    2   4  0    17       RUNEBLADES (194)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              3   7  0    16       SAND DANCERS (67)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 SAMOSET 3043                  1   1  0    11       I AM SAM (267)
-APHRODITE 2805                1   1  0     9       PANTHEON (258)
 SAMAHIN 3068                  1   1  0     7       I AM SAM (267)
-HEMATOPHOBIA 3056             0   1  0     5       FEARFUL (255)
 PERJURY 3057                  0   3  0     3       LEGALESE (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TREEMASTER 19          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          GEOFFRY 3069          278 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Essina Tyl Vern -- Sorry about your arms, but I don't sew. -- Harold

Judge -- Outstanding news.  The warriors of Legalese are always welcome foes. --
TigToad

Holly Hepatitis -- Wow, that was not how I thought it would go.  Maybe Harold will
have better luck than Morganna.... -- TigToad

Holly H. -- Oh yes, congratulations on taking the throne. -- TigToad

Habeas Corpus -- Good try, but I was on a roll.  Since I plan to avoid the Isle,
staying home to enjoy my honors and all, how about if I buy you a drink? -- Lentiria

Harold -- Hey!  I wasn't DONE using that arm, you know.  Cutting it almost off was
way above and beyond the call of fair dueling, you Toad! -- Woody

Viriginitophobia -- I've heard about you.  Your loose ways will get you into trouble
sooner or later. -- Essina tyl Vern

Aria -- Someone with a voice like yours should forego dueling and just sing.  You are
too delicate for this life. -- Tabatan

Perjury -- Obviously, your "claim to fame" was a LIE.  And on oath, too! -- Volto
Leeni

TigToad -- I guess so, as I have been hanging around her for two years!  It isn't
like I just showed up. -- Essina

Lord Protector Allocution -- Initial stats: 7-17-19-11-17-9-4.  Not even second rate,
am I?  But I can take tremendous amounts of damage and keep on teaching. -- Woody

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

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GEOFFRY viciously butchered TREEMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOLLY HEPATITIS was luckily beaten by HABEAS CORPUS in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
CYRUS was subdued by WOODY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ARDEN won victory over ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
CINDY CHLAMIDIA devastated TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ARIA was subdued by WRIT OF MANDAMUS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SAMSARA devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SAMAHIN bested PERJURY in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
HAROLD handily defeated TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 3 minute gruesome uneven fight.
TARAXICAN LIONE vanquished STONEFACE MIKARN in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
QUERCUS ALBA won victory over DISMISSED 2 in a 1 minute fight.
POLLY POX overpowered IRRELEVANT in a 1 minute uneven match.
FRAXINUS ALBA outlasted WAN-FA THE DANCER in a tiresome 9 minute fight.
RHYPOPHOBIA luckily beat SAMOSET in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 278 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HABEAS CORPUS 2799         17  12  1  103 LEGALESE (253)
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                18   7  0  100 DARK TOADS (240)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                  9   3  0   76 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     CYRUS 3022                  9   4  0   69 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TARAXICAN LIONE 1515        5   4  0   50 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
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 SAMOSET 3043.  The ten other most popular fighters were TARAXICAN LIONE 
1515, HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258, GEOFFRY 3069, HABEAS CORPUS 2799, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, 
SAMSARA 3055, WOODY 2503, ARDEN 3025, CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734, and SAMAHIN 3068.

The least popular fighter this week was FRAXINUS ALBA 1519.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRRELEVANT 3034, PERJURY 3057, VOLTO LEENI 3038, ARIA 3012, 
TABATAN 3040, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, POLLY POX 2254, DISMISSED 2 3024, CYRUS 3022, and 
RHYPOPHOBIA 2740.