DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2003    Duedate: 07/10/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-248

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YENSI TWOFINGER
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2292) [26-24-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YENSI TWOFINGER                ROCKY
SAND DANCERS (68)              ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2292) [26-24-1,109]        (78-2411) [6-1-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YENSI TWOFINGER                IRLA
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2292) [26-24-1,109]        (78-2318) [18-22-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROCK-ETTS II (281)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROCK-ETTS II (281)          17
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           12      DARK TOADS (280)
3. HABIT (270)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. PBA (275)                    0
5. TREE PEOPLE (265)            0      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/ 3*ROCK-ETTS II (281)        9  4 0
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (280)          32  14  3 69.6   2/ 1 DARK TOADS (280)          7  4 0
 3- 3 PBA (275)                 75  51  6 59.5   3- 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)         6  4 1
 4/ 5*ROCK-ETTS II (281)        21  15  0 58.3   4/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 5/ 4 HABIT (270)               73  57  5 56.2   5- 4 PBA (275)                 3  6 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        487 585 17 45.4   6/ 6 HABIT (270)               0  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 292): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 265): MICKEY HATCHER of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 247): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 265): none
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 247): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

My thanks to Mad Loden for the entertaining fight.  I always enjoy seeing Parry-
Ripostes fight, especially in a fight like this, for the throne.  I have held the
throne I never expected to take for longer than I expected to hold it.  Apparently, I
am just a better warrior than I gave myself credit for.  However, the time has come
for me to step down.  I will be inactive this turn and I will not try for the throne
again upon reactivation.  I wish the rest of you luck for it.  Please folks,
challenge the Duelmaster in the future, I'd hate to get the spot back in a random
match and feel obligated not to leave it again. -- Jon Snow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LIN TIRIAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as DARK TOADS is pushed out of top team by ROCK-ETTS II, who 
came from 3rd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, ROCKY fought NED STARK and 
gained 12 points and contributed to ROCK-ETTS II's 3-1-0.  NED STARK has lost to 
ROCKY, falling 9 points, while helping make DARK TOADS a 1-2-0 turn.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, JON SNOW has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on YENSI TWOFINGER this turn as he ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  LIN TIRIAN has a new victor!  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
SAND DANCERS' warrior IRLA.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in LIN TIRIAN, 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                  
 YENSI TWOFINGER 2292         26  24  1   109       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JON SNOW 2389                13   0  1   233       DARK TOADS (280)
-PINE 2350                    15   3  1   106       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-GUTTERBALL 2344              16  10  1   103       PBA (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILLIOW 2351                 14   4  0    88       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 MAD LODEN 2282               16  38  1    87       SAND DANCERS (68)
-SPLIT 2347                   16   9  0    87       PBA (275)
 COCAINE 2311                 20  25  0    85       HABIT (270)
-BLANK 2374                    8   1  2    81       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLA 2318                    18  22  0    80       SAND DANCERS (68)
-PROOKIE 2345                 14   7  1    68       PBA (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICKON STARK 2401             6   2  0    56       DARK TOADS (280)
 ROCKY 2411                    6   1  0    44       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 ROBB STARK 2391               7   2  1    35       DARK TOADS (280)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NED STARK 2396                4   4  0    32       DARK TOADS (280)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                  5   2  0    23       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
-BOXWOOD 2415                  2   2  1    13       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 WALLIS 2413                   1   7  0    11       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yensi -- Your wish is my command.  I am stepping down from the throne this turn by
not fighting...and next turn I will reactive and NOT challenge the Duelmaster. -- Jon
Snow

Jorja -- Some day, someone will have to do a comparison on Orcs and Elves.  Just as
long as they don't interbreed. -- TigToad

Elderberry -- Jon is a very good fighter.  He's bonused in the right areas and is
learning beyond what he should.  However, I do not expect you will have to deal with
him much longer. -- TigToad

Jon Snow -- It seems to be some kind of PLOT.  Like nobody's ALLOWED to beat you now.
I was all set, but somehow I just...something diverted my blow in a MOST peculiar
fashion. -- Mad Loden

Gutterball -- You're a low woman, I can see.  I love low women. -- Yensi Twofinger

O Paul -- Damn, and they told me you would be easy to crack.  So much for THAT
theory! -- Irla

Toe Pal -- Shouldn't you have been Toe Paz?  Of course, you might have lost and not
learned as well then. -- Wallis

Jon Snow -- Well...okay.  I forgive you. -- Yensi "the Tactless" Twofinger

Elderberry -- What? -- Mad Loden the seriously confused

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

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
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     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
Slaughterhouse.
     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.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RICKON STARK was viciously subdued by IRLA in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YENSI TWOFINGER handily defeated COCAINE in a 3 minute one-sided Title match.
MAD LODEN was devastated by MOONSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
O PAUL was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
NED STARK lost to ROCKY in a 2 minute fight.
ROBB STARK bested WALLIS in a 2 minute match.
TOE PAL bested PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  11 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  2      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     30 -  19 -  3      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  12 -  0      14  |

Turn 248 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        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  YENSI TWOFINGER 2292       26  24  1  109 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RICKON STARK 2401           6   2  0   56 DARK TOADS (280)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                  6   1  0   44 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
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 IRLA 2318.  The ten other most popular fighters were YENSI TWOFINGER 2292, O 
PAUL 2403, ROCKY 2411, ROBB STARK 2391, TOE PAL 2410, RICKON STARK 2401, COCAINE 
2311, WALLIS 2413, MOONSTONE 2405, and NED STARK 2396.

The least popular fighter this week was MAD LODEN 2282.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NED STARK 2396, MOONSTONE 2405, WALLIS 2413, COCAINE 2311, RICKON STARK 
2401, TOE PAL 2410, ROBB STARK 2391, ROCKY 2411, O PAUL 2403, and YENSI TWOFINGER 
2292.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

YENSI TWOFINGER (78-2292) SAND DANCERS (68)