DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2003    Duedate: 06/12/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-246

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JON SNOW
DARK TOADS (280)
(78-2389) [12-0-1,223]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JON SNOW                       ROCKY
DARK TOADS (280)               ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2389) [12-0-1,223]         (78-2411) [5-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YENSI TWOFINGER                BLANK
SAND DANCERS (68)              TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2292) [25-23-1,99]         (78-2374) [7-1-2,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TREE PEOPLE (265)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (280)            31
2. ROCK-ETTS II (281)          27      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)           27      Unchartered Team
4. HABIT (270)                 -4
5. TREE PEOPLE (265)           -9      ROCK-ETTS II (281)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)        133  48  7 73.5   1/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (280)          28  11  3 71.8   2/ 1 DARK TOADS (280)          9  5 0
 3/ 3 PBA (275)                 73  49  6 59.8   3/ 4*ROCK-ETTS II (281)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 HABIT (270)               73  55  5 57.0   4/ 3 PBA (275)                 8  7 0
 5/ 5*ROCK-ETTS II (281)        15  13  0 53.6   5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)         3  9 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        485 579 17 45.6   6/ 5 HABIT (270)               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 290): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 263): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 258): PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 245): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 222): WINDSONG of ELANTI HUNTERS from JADE MOUNTAIN (Sir 
                              Boyd, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 290): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 263): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 258): THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 245): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 222): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 244): 300 of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Lin Tirian!  I am honored to remain your Duelmaster.  Since variety is the
spice of life and Yensi was nice enough to fight me twice, I've decided to offer my
TV challenge to Gutterball.  He's the highest ranked challenger champion and it seems
only fair.  Good luck to all and may the blood on your sword not be mine. -- Jon Snow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for LIN TIRIAN.  Like, DARK TOADS had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by TREE PEOPLE!  Way to go TREE PEOPLE!  
MVP award for MAD LODEN?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after beating WILLIOW and 
getting 24 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  WILLIOW got smashed by MAD 
LODEN, and lost 19 points!  Like PBA's GUTTERBALL is sweating since she got TV 
challenged by Duelmaster JON SNOW!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  
I think JON SNOW should let GUTTERBALL be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting 
about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of TREE PEOPLE must be getting lonely.  They were the 
most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what DARK 
TOADS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from TREE 
PEOPLE, that's fer sher.  Can PBA's GUTTERBALL be more popular than me?  She was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON SNOW 2389                12   0  1   223       DARK TOADS (280)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPLIT 2347                   16   8  0   119       PBA (275)
 MAD LODEN 2282               16  36  1   106       SAND DANCERS (68)
 PINE 2350                    14   3  1   104       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 YENSI TWOFINGER 2292         25  23  1    99       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTTERBALL 2344              15  10  1    93       PBA (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCAINE 2311                 20  23  0    83       HABIT (270)
 WILLIOW 2351                 13   4  0    80       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLA 2318                    17  21  0    76       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROOKIE 2345                 13   7  1    66       PBA (275)
 BLANK 2374                    7   1  2    60       TREE PEOPLE (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICKON STARK 2401             5   1  0    55       DARK TOADS (280)
 NED STARK 2396                4   2  0    37       DARK TOADS (280)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKY 2411                    5   0  0    28       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 BOXWOOD 2415                  2   1  1    24       TREE PEOPLE (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBB STARK 2391               5   2  1    21       DARK TOADS (280)
 TURKEY+THREE 2373             3   6  1    16       PBA (275)
 TOE PAL 2410                  3   2  0    16       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 WALLIS 2413                   1   5  0     8       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SOFTWOOD I 2414               1   3  0     6       TREE PEOPLE (265)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   BOXWOOD 2415          246 NONE    
WEED II 2416           0  1 0 PBA 275               BANDIT PRINCE 25      246 NONE    
TIGER-EYE 2409         1  5 0 ROCK-ETTS II 281      BLACK ORC 20          246 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- There is nothing wrong with being an Orc.  Yensi should know that.  It's
almost as good as being a Toad or a Duck. -- TigToad
P.S.  Well, maybe not almost as good...but still good.

Elderberry -- I understand...Jon's still not a fan of lungers though. -- TigToad

Jon Snow -- You're biased against Orcs.  I can tell.  And you're biased against
people with simple, straightforward fighting styles.  You're nothing but a FINESSER
(sneer). -- Yensi Twofinger, never one for tact

Boxwood -- You boxed my ears good! -- Wallis
P.S.  And other parts of me, too.  Ouch!

Willow -- It's some kind of PLOT, isn't it?  You're out to make me look bad.  You
probably put that fan up to insulting me at the end of the fight, it was probably
your baby brother, wasn't it?  I'll GET you for this. -- Mad Loden

Gutterball -- I don't know, isn't that rather LOW? -- Irla

Jon Snow -- Congratulations on your tourney performance, and cheers for your solid
Duelmaster's column.  Few will take the time to speak at length.  We salute you. --
Jorja, Sand Dancers
P.S.  At least, those of us who are sane today salute you.

TigToad -- That'll do it.  As you sow, so do you reap. -- Jorja
P.S.  In encouragement of your efforts on this team, I will note that I just

graduated a ripper from Tricorus, generally a tough sort of place.  9-13-5-15-17-8-17
SH low/mod, cursed with little damage.  Amazing things are possible with this tricky
and rewarding style.

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIGER-EYE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WEED II was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
JON SNOW demolished GUTTERBALL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
PINE devastated IRLA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WILLIOW was overpowered by MAD LODEN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SPLIT devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
YENSI TWOFINGER bested O PAUL in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
PROOKIE was vanquished by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
MOONSTONE defeated COCAINE in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
NED STARK was savagely defeated by BLANK in a exciting 3 minute gruesome fight.
RICKON STARK overpowered DISHONEST JUSTICE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROCKY bested TURKEY+THREE in a 2 minute conflict.
ROBB STARK bested WALLIS in a 2 minute battle.
TOE PAL subdued SOFTWOOD I in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
BOXWOOD put to death EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  11 -  2      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     28 -  16 -  3      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 246 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JON SNOW 2389              12   0  1  223 DARK TOADS (280)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPLIT 2347                 16   8  0  119 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  YENSI TWOFINGER 2292       25  23  1   99 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      GUTTERBALL 2344            15  10  1   93 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       WILLIOW 2351               13   4  0   80 TREE PEOPLE (265)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YENSI TWOFINGER 2292.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLANK 2374.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPLIT 2347, ROCKY 
2411, WALLIS 2413, O PAUL 2403, MOONSTONE 2405, RICKON STARK 2401, ROBB STARK 2391, 
JON SNOW 2389, MAD LODEN 2282, and YENSI TWOFINGER 2292.

The least popular fighter this week was NED STARK 2396.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COCAINE 2311, PROOKIE 2345, WILLIOW 2351, IRLA 2318, GUTTERBALL 2344, 
SOFTWOOD I 2414, PINE 2350, WEED II 2416, TIGER-EYE 2409, and BOXWOOD 2415.