Date   : 06/13/2003    Duedate: 06/26/2003


DM-78    TURN-247

This Weeks Top Honors


(78-2389) [13-0-1,233]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JON SNOW                       ROCKY
DARK TOADS (280)               ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2389) [13-0-1,233]         (78-2411) [5-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND DANCERS (68)              TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2292) [25-24-1,100]        (78-2351) [14-4-0,88]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROCK-ETTS II (281)          34
2. DARK TOADS (280)            28      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. TREE PEOPLE (265)           21      Unchartered Team
4. HABIT (270)                  1
5. SAND DANCERS (68)          -14      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)        136  50  7 73.1   1/ 2 DARK TOADS (280)          9  4 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (280)          31  12  3 72.1   2/ 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)         9  6 1
 3/ 3 PBA (275)                 75  51  6 59.5   3/ 3*ROCK-ETTS II (281)        7  7 0
 4/ 4 HABIT (270)               73  56  5 56.6   4/ 4 PBA (275)                 7  7 0
 5/ 5*ROCK-ETTS II (281)        18  14  0 56.3   5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         2 10 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        485 583 17 45.4   6/ 6 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 ===--*

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 291): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 264): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 259): PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 246): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 223): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 291): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 264): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 259): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 246): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 223): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, folks.  I again retain the title of Duelmaster and the fine throne that
goes with that title.  My thanks to Gutterball for an excellent fight.  I wish him
well in the future.  This turn I cannot help but challenge Mad Loden as the idea of
two Parry-Ripostes battling for the throne is simply too impressive to pass up.  I
expect next turn will be my last on the throne.  I do not expect or hope to lose my
next fight but TigToad does not want me to achieve my 14th arena win until the turn
before the face-to-face.  He said there is a chance they will graduate me early due
to my recent Adepts tourney success and he wants me to have a chance to defend my
title in champions this time around.  In any case, the throne will be available to
another after next turn...I hope someone is able to take advantage. -- Jon Snow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LIN TIRIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, TREE PEOPLE, since DARK 
TOADS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 
3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, ROCK-ETTS II, the Fates teach humility, and the 
Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see BLANK win a fight 
and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MOONSTONE beat SPLIT and SPLIT lost 32 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  JON SNOW TV challenged MAD LODEN for LIN TIRIAN's 
Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, LIN 
TIRIAN may be getting bland, as JON SNOW stays top dog in the city.  The Lost Hope 
Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From LIN TIRIAN's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  TREE 
PEOPLE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARK TOADS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, MAD LODEN was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but 
NED STARK has challenged up by 29 in an attempt against PROOKIE.  But here's a pretty 
tale--NED STARK did lose the fight, but gained 4 worth of recognition.  Some long 
shots can pay off, I guess.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the LIN TIRIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of LIN TIRIAN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON SNOW 2389                13   0  1   233       DARK TOADS (280)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINE 2350                    15   3  1   106       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 GUTTERBALL 2344              16  10  1   103       PBA (275)
 YENSI TWOFINGER 2292         25  24  1   100       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MAD LODEN 2282               16  37  1    93       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIOW 2351                 14   4  0    88       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 SPLIT 2347                   16   9  0    87       PBA (275)
 COCAINE 2311                 20  24  0    84       HABIT (270)
 BLANK 2374                    8   1  2    81       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLA 2318                    17  22  0    73       SAND DANCERS (68)
 PROOKIE 2345                 14   7  1    68       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICKON STARK 2401             6   1  0    57       DARK TOADS (280)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NED STARK 2396                4   3  0    41       DARK TOADS (280)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBB STARK 2391               6   2  1    33       DARK TOADS (280)
 ROCKY 2411                    5   1  0    32       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                  4   2  0    20       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 BOXWOOD 2415                  2   2  1    13       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 WALLIS 2413                   1   6  0     9       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TURKEY+THREE 2373      3  7 1 PBA 275               BANDIT PRINCE 25      247 NONE    
SOFTWOOD I 2414        1  4 0 TREE PEOPLE 265       WURM KIN 27           247 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yensi -- I apologize if I ever accused you or even implied that you had any tact. --
Jon Snow

Jorja -- Speaking at length has never been one of my weaknesses. -- Jon Snow

Jorja -- I'm enjoying this team immensely...however, due to my attending this
summer's face to face I am not sure I'm going to be able to continue running it past
Jon's graduation.  We'll see how far away that is...but none of the others are
panning out.  Congratulations on the ripper graduate...I know I haven't achieved that
yet...and now that I wrote this, Jon will surely die. -- TigToad

Gutterball -- Good fight...thanks. -- Jon Snow

Pine -- Now I've got SPLINTERS!  Darn. -- Irla

Willow -- Bwa ha ha. -- Mad Loden

O Paul -- Good gods!  Only four fights and you're ranked at 84?  I hope you have
tourney fights, because you're in trouble otherwise!  And I am, unquestionably, here
to help you realize just how much trouble you're in. -- Yensi Twofinger
P.S.  I'm being suave today, just to prove to Jorja that I can.  You noticed that,

Robb Stark -- That was starkly expected. -- Wallis the depressed

Jon Snow -- If you get tired of writing duelmaster columns, feel free to sit out a
turn, and one of us will move up and take care of that little chore. -- Yensi
Twofinger and Mad Loden

TigToad -- Being an Orc frequently leads to being obnoxious.  Not always, but
frequently.  I hate it when I have to hire Orcs.  But then again, look at Loden.
He's an Elf, and he's WORSE. -- Jorja

Tig Toad has a very good fighter.  You get one about 50 fighters or two years in the
game.  That's all I can make out of the numbers I got. -- Elderberry

Wallis -- A Slasher and Aim Blow aren't the two slowest fighters in the arena and
sometimes have to give thanks for the skill. -- Boxerook

Rocky got a safe you can drop on me and I cannot win. -- Thurkey+three

Mod Loden -- You can if you tired but I was lucky and you win the next one so we are
equal.  I change weapon? -- Elderberry

Hi Rockett II, are you soft or slow?  I hope you get a good warrior for Tiger Eye,
she was soft. -- Elderberry

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
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

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TURKEY+THREE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOFTWOOD I was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JON SNOW demolished MAD LODEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
GUTTERBALL defeated YENSI TWOFINGER in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
WILLIOW defeated COCAINE in a 4 minute Challenge match.
NED STARK was bested by PROOKIE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ROBB STARK overpowered BOXWOOD in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge struggle.
MOONSTONE handily defeated SPLIT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PINE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
O PAUL vanquished IRLA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLANK vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
RICKON STARK slimly won victory over ROCKY in a 4 minute gory bout.
WALLIS was narrowly defeated by TOE PAL in a 4 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  11 -  2      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     30 -  17 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 247 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JON SNOW 2389              13   0  1  233 DARK TOADS (280)
LUNGING ATTACK   PINE 2350                  15   3  1  106 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-LUNGE      GUTTERBALL 2344            16  10  1  103 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       WILLIOW 2351               14   4  0   88 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 WILLIOW 2351.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOE PAL 2410, 
2413, PINE 2350, BLANK 2374, and JON SNOW 2389.

The least popular fighter this week was COCAINE 2311.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRLA 2318, SPLIT 2347, NED STARK 2396, SOFTWOOD I 2414, TURKEY+THREE 


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes