DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2003    Duedate: 09/04/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLANK
TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2374) [12-1-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOONSTONE                      UNFORGETTABLE
ROCK-ETTS II (281)             THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
(78-2405) [8-3-0,136]          (78-2306) [2-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRLA                           SPLIT
SAND DANCERS (68)              PBA (275)
(78-2318) [18-26-0,80]         (78-2347) [18-10-0,96]

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)          29
2. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)      20      BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
3. BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)      11      Unchartered Team
4. TREE PEOPLE (265)            4
5. SAND DANCERS (68)            1      THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)     9   1  0 90.0   1/ 2 ROCK-ETTS II (281)       11  3 0
 2/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    11   4  2 73.3   2/ 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)         8  3 0
 3/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        147  54  7 73.1   3/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    4  1 1
 4- 3 DARK TOADS (280)          33  14  3 70.2   4/ 4 PBA (275)                 4  6 0
 5/ 4 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        33  21  0 61.1   5/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         3  9 0
 6/ 5 PBA (275)                 79  57  6 58.1   6/ 6 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    2  1 0
 7/ 6 HABIT (270)               73  61  5 54.5   7/ 7 HABIT (270)               0  3 0
 8- 7 WORD MASTERS (191)        21  22  3 48.8   8- 8 WORD MASTERS (191)        0  1 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 296): DISORDER of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 269): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 263): FLIGHT of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 227): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 296): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 269): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 263): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 227): ELANTI HUNTERS (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 263): FLIGHT of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
                      (turn 262): LARCENY of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): MAD LODEN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               PINE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well here go one more to bite the duest.  Come along and have fun.  Since Jan 
Sororer left we had one more on the march Martin Blank.  See you in the Prerra again 
till then.  Good luck,

                                        Blank.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LIN TIRIAN games.  Former top team TREE PEOPLE was 
unseated this week as ROCK-ETTS II moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at DARK TOADS' guildhouse 
after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 10th.  Dark Arena 
anyone?  MOONSTONE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested PROOKIE and was awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MOONSTONE put down PROOKIE, causing her to lose 7 points 
of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster 
BLANK challenged MAD LODEN last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  
Although MAD LODEN made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious BLANK.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  LIN TIRIAN, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is HABIT, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of BEING JOHN CUSAK are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after MAD LODEN.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LIN TIRIAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLANK 2374                   12   1  2   108       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONSTONE 2405                8   3  0   136       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 O PAUL 2403                   8   3  0   117       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 SPLIT 2347                   18  10  0    96       PBA (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCAINE 2311                 20  29  0    89       HABIT (270)
 MARTIN BLANK 2424             9   1  0    89       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
 PROOKIE 2345                 16   8  1    84       PBA (275)
 IRLA 2318                    18  26  0    80       SAND DANCERS (68)
 GUTTERBALL 2344              16  13  1    78       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKY 2411                    9   2  0    60       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RICKON STARK 2401             6   2  0    56       DARK TOADS (280)
-RUSTICATE 1513                5   3  0    44       WORD MASTERS (191)
-ERYTHORBIC ACID 2278          4   4  1    43       WORD MASTERS (191)
-CENTERNIX M 2281              4   3  1    40       WORD MASTERS (191)
 BOXWOOD 2415                  5   3  1    37       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ROBB STARK 2391               7   2  1    35       DARK TOADS (280)
-DISSOLUTION 1514              6   4  0    35       WORD MASTERS (191)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLIS 2413                   4   8  0    30       SAND DANCERS (68)
 TOE PAL 2410                  6   5  0    25       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 UNFORGETTABLE 2306            2   1  1    25       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNTOUCHABLE 2305              3   0  0    23       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 UNBELIEVABLE 2308             2   1  1    21       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-NED STARK 2396                4   4  0    20       DARK TOADS (280)
 UNRELIABLE 2307               3   0  0    19       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                1   2  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 UNSTOPABLE 2309               1   2  0     5       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              1   2  0     5       SAND DANCERS (68)
 BABY SPLIT 2432               0   1  0     1       PBA (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIGER 2419             1  1 0 ROCK-ETTS II 281      UNFORGETTABLE 2306    252         
WILLIOW 2351          14  5 0 TREE PEOPLE 265       MAD LODEN 2282        249 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Irla -- I WON!?!?  I am shocked!  My manager just sent me in to learn skills.  He 
didn't care if I won or not.  That was a good fight.  We will have to go it again and 
soon. -- Martin Black

Blank -- Congrats on taking the throne. -- Martin Blank

Split -- Me a tourney baby?!  I think not.  In fact your arena FE alone more than 
doubles my FE.  One day perhaps but not yet. -- Martin Blank

Elderberry -- Thanks for the welcome. -- Mad Max mgr. Being John Cusak

Pine -- Ha!  Ha and HO!  Who cares if you win, you splinter! -- Mad Loden, Lord 
Protector

Mantor help us all.

Martin Blank -- There's just nothing about you to get a grip on. -- Irla

Chip-Wood -- Yuck, splinters in my teeth. -- One-Eye Teo

Toe Pal -- Ma'am, my toes love you.  The rest of me likes you quite well, too. -- 
Wallis

Mad Loden is a ripper, 10-6-12-11-17-17-11 SS very low/low.  No wonder he had such a 
rotten record, I seem to have gotten the idea he was a lunger.... -- Jorja

Martin Bland -- We are all in the light of how fast you are and the Rip you got.  My 
lunger aren't the fast but got Rip and Def. -- Elderberry

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your

own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari), 
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.  
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.  
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all 
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they 
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in 
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by 
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the 
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many 
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by 
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own 
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except 
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you 
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.  
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents 
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target 
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous 
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and 
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLANK bested MAD LODEN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge Title fight.
MARTIN BLANK vanquished IRLA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
CHIP-WOOD was savagely defeated by TOE PAL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
PROOKIE was overpowered by MOONSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
O PAUL devastated GUTTERBALL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SPLIT defeated COCAINE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's struggle.
ROCKY handily defeated WALLIS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BOXWOOD vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
UNSTOPABLE lost to PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
UNBELIEVABLE vanquished BABY SPLIT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
UNRELIABLE beat PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a slow 5 minute novice's melee.
UNFORGETTABLE murdered TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
UNTOUCHABLE overcame ONE-EYE TEO in a 3 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  12 -  1      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 252 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLANK 2374                 12   1  2  108 TREE PEOPLE (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  O PAUL 2403                 8   3  0  117 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 2424           9   1  0   89 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
PARRY-LUNGE      GUTTERBALL 2344            16  13  1   78 PBA (275)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                  9   2  0   60 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
AIMED BLOW       BOXWOOD 2415                5   3  1   37 TREE PEOPLE (265)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRLA 2318.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SPLIT 2347.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLANK 2374, TOE PAL 2410, 
MOONSTONE 2405, MARTIN BLANK 2424, CHIP-WOOD 2425, O PAUL 2403, ROCKY 2411, BOXWOOD 
2415, UNBELIEVABLE 2308, and UNSTOPABLE 2309.

The least popular fighter this week was UNRELIABLE 2307.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UNTOUCHABLE 2305, TIGER 2419, BABY SPLIT 2432, WALLIS 2413, COCAINE 
2311, GUTTERBALL 2344, PROOKIE 2345, IRLA 2318, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, and UNFORGETTABLE 
2306.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

MAD LODEN (78-2282) SAND DANCERS (68)