DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-279

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAROLD
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2823) [19-7-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAROLD                         SAMSARA
DARK TOADS (240)               I AM SAM (267)
(75-2823) [19-7-0,109]         (75-3055) [3-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                CYRUS
SAND DANCERS (67)              DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2694) [16-40-1,91]         (75-3022) [10-4-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGALESE (253)              37
2. DARK TOADS (240)            19      DARK TOADS (240)
3. I AM SAM (267)              12      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)            4
5. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        3      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/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          8  7 1
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         199 113  5 63.8   2/ 5*I AM SAM (267)            6  2 0
 3- 3 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     23  19  0 54.8   3/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            6  9 1
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)           116 106  6 52.3   4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  9 0
 5- 5*PANTHEON (258)             1   1  0 50.0   5- 2 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     3  0 0
 6- 6 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     21  23  1 47.7   6- 6 FEARFUL (255)             3  1 0
 7/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     95 108 11 46.8   7- 7 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     3  3 0
 8/ 9*I AM SAM (267)             6   7  0 46.2   8- 8*PANTHEON (258)            1  0 0
 9/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        537 829 16 39.3   9/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     1  2 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 310): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 278): HABEAS CORPUS of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 265): SAFIR of THE WILLBURYS 37 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 242): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 310): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 278): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 265): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 242): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Downchallenges do not always pay off, as Holly Hepatitis learned last cycle.  In
all fairness, I challenged Holly for the throne as well, so call it a "mutual
challenge."  Holly, I appreciate the title shot, the win, the five skills and the
rating.  Come back any time.  Lentiria, I will take you up on that drink offer.
     Looking to my defense of the throne, I see several potential opponents.
Tigtoad, ordinarily I would give your guy the shot.  However, I find Harold's
fighting style to be repugnant, so I will avoid him.  The rest of you, challenge
away!  See you next time.

               Your Duelmaster, Habeas Corpus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  I AM SAM is now 
ranked 2nd with a 2-0-0 turn.  What's with DISMISSED 2?  He actually beat DARK TOADS' 
GEOFFRY, and walked away with 14 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at JADE 
MOUNTAIN while they watched MING-CHANG THE SLY clobber RED MOSQUITO.  He lost 14 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure JADE MOUNTAIN 
is excited about HAROLD, the new Duelmaster from DARK TOADS.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, RUNEBLADES!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at DARK TOADS ain't reelin'!  RUNEBLADES' 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, ESSINA TYL 
VERN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  CYRUS of DARK TOADS 
knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged WOODY of SAND DANCERS who is up by 24.  Now was 
this a wise move?  CYRUS perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested WOODY and 
ended up with 89 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the 
kind of fights that SAMSARA gets in.  He fights people like VOLTO LEENI, 12 points 
below.  I thought SAMSARA showed great skill and promise when he overcame VOLTO 
LEENI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                  19   7  0   109       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           17  13  1   101       LEGALESE (253)
 WOODY 2503                   10  64  0    94       SAND DANCERS (67)
-VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743          9   0  0    94       FEARFUL (255)
-HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          8   7  0    92       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         16  40  1    91       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS 3022                   10   4  0    89       DARK TOADS (240)
 RED MOSQUITO 2794             9   6  1    79       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARDEN 3025                    9   4  0    74       DARK TOADS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                    5   7  0    53       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          5   4  0    50       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              6   4  2    47       LEGALESE (253)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         5   8  0    47       LEGALESE (253)
-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)
 SAMSARA 3055                  3   0  0    35       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRRELEVANT 3034               4   5  0    32       LEGALESE (253)
 ARIA 3012                     7   8  0    29       DARK TOADS (240)
 MONKEY KING 2904              3   3  0    27       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEACEKEEPER 3037              1   1  1    22       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 TABATAN 3040                  5   4  0    19       SAND DANCERS (67)
-RHYPOPHOBIA 2740              3   0  0    18       FEARFUL (255)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              3   8  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 SAMAHIN 3068                  2   1  0    12       I AM SAM (267)
-SAMOSET 3043                  1   1  0    11       I AM SAM (267)
-APHRODITE 2805                1   1  0     9       PANTHEON (258)
-HEMATOPHOBIA 3056             0   1  0     5       FEARFUL (255)
 PERJURY 3057                  0   4  0     4       LEGALESE (253)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEOFFRY 3069           1  1 1 DARK TOADS 240        DISMISSED 2 3024      279         
CARNAL 3070            0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   CHAO-SO TALLTREE 21   279 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, where was the Duelmaster's column?  My copy of the newsletter didn't appear to
have one. -- TigToad

     You must have gotten a defective newsletter.  *smile*  Or HAL ate the column.
     Take your pick. -- Ed., just full of options today

Woody -- My, my, you're all grown up.  You're not only a challenger champion, but
your trashing of Cyrus gave you your first win against a Dark Toad in quite a few
attempts.  I'm so proud. -- TigToad

Tabatan -- I _am_ too delicate for this.  Tell TigToad, he keeps mumbling stuff about
having invested so much time into me, it's too late to back out now. -- Aria

Tigtoad -- That's good news.  Aria was a welcome foe last cycle. -- Judge

Woody -- I am not sure which is worse:  your stats, or the fact that one of my
teammates lost to you. -- Lord Protector Allocution

Cyrus -- As you can see, I'm up to my old tricks: teaching.  I've got an advanced
master in teaching. -- Woody
P.S.  You knew that, of course.  You Toads have been quick to take advantage of it,
not that I grudge it, but still.

Arden -- I really didn't need that, although the skill won't hurt. -- Essina tyl Vern

Cindy Chlamidia -- (crossly)  I suppose you were listening to Woody or one of the
other old timers.  They keep saying people should hit me on the head and it won't
hurt me.  A lot they know!  It hurts! -- Tabatan

Samsara -- I choose to think that match was all illusion. -- Volto Leeni

Harold -- It figures, you damned...TOAD! -- Essina

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

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for

several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CARNAL was butchered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CYRUS viciously subdued WOODY in a exciting 5 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
ARDEN was subdued by ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SAMSARA vanquished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GEOFFRY was assassinated by DISMISSED 2 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IRRELEVANT devastated TABATAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HABEAS CORPUS was viciously subdued by HAROLD in a 5 minute master's Title match.
RED MOSQUITO was overcome by MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute melee.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS vanquished WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARIA was savagely defeated by MONKEY KING in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
PERJURY was defeated by SAMAHIN in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TREENVA TARAL was handily defeated by GUARDSMAN TAN 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 279 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                19   7  0  109 DARK TOADS (240)
WALL OF STEEL    HABEAS CORPUS 2799         17  13  1  101 LEGALESE (253)
PARRY-STRIKE     CYRUS 3022                 10   4  0   89 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED MOSQUITO 2794           9   6  1   79 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                  9   4  0   74 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMSARA 3055                3   0  0   35 I AM SAM (267)
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 CYRUS 3022.  The ten other most popular fighters were HABEAS CORPUS 2799, 
WOODY 2503, MONKEY KING 2904, SAMAHIN 3068, HAROLD 2823, ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, 
SAMSARA 3055, DISMISSED 2 3024, IRRELEVANT 3034, and WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940.

The least popular fighter this week was TREENVA TARAL 3072.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARIA 3012, TABATAN 3040, GEOFFRY 3069, VOLTO LEENI 3038, CARNAL 
3070, RED MOSQUITO 2794, ARDEN 3025, PERJURY 3057, WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, and 
IRRELEVANT 3034.