DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2003    Duedate: 09/18/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-253

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

O PAUL
ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2403) [9-3-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOONSTONE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
ROCK-ETTS II (281)             
(78-2405) [9-3-0,145]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRLA                           ROCKY
SAND DANCERS (68)              ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2318) [18-27-0,81]         (78-2411) [10-2-0,64]

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)          48
2. PBA (275)                   21      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. HABIT (270)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)       0
5. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)       0      THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)

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/ 1 ROCK-ETTS II (281)       11  2 0
 2- 2*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    11   4  2 73.3   2/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)         6  4 0
 3/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        148  56  7 72.5   3/ 4 PBA (275)                 5  6 0
 4/ 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        37  21  0 63.8   4- 3*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    4  1 1
 5/ 6 PBA (275)                 82  58  6 58.6   5- 6 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    2  0 0
 6/ 7 HABIT (270)               73  62  5 54.1   6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         1 11 0
 7/ 9 SAND DANCERS (68)        492 600 18 45.1   7/ 7 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 297): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 270): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): IAN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 252): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 229): STILE of SPLIT INFINITY 2 from DAL SHANG (TigToad)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 297): SAND DANCERS (Li Dan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 270): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 252): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 229): DARK TOADS, etc. (TigToad, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 265): IAN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 264): NATHANIEL  DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): MAD LODEN of SAND DANCERS (Li Dan, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, hello Rocketts 11 to the list.  Things up here haven't changed.  The Beer
cans and dust are still here.  One week here and I will be gone.  Well, Mad Loden,
it's been nice to see you go too.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for TOE PAL, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing BOXWOOD 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  BOXWOOD was bested by TOE PAL and drops 14 points.  Well here's a 
duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  BLANK made a challenge 
against O PAUL this week.  In front of all the crowds, O PAUL took the Duelmaster's 
crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LIN TIRIAN arena.  Was it 
guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had SPLIT challenge up 40 points in the 
rankings to take on MOONSTONE?  Some advice to SPLIT.  Please don't challenge up 40 
points to fight a 9-3-0 fighter like, say MOONSTONE.  (Okay, so it may be a little 
late).   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the LIN TIRIAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PAUL 2403                   9   3  0   134       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONSTONE 2405                9   3  0   145       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROOKIE 2345                 17   8  1    95       PBA (275)
 SPLIT 2347                   18  11  0    94       PBA (275)
 BLANK 2374                   12   2  2    92       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCAINE 2311                 20  30  0    90       HABIT (270)
-MARTIN BLANK 2424             9   1  0    89       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
 GUTTERBALL 2344              17  13  1    84       PBA (275)
 IRLA 2318                    18  27  0    81       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKY 2411                   10   2  0    64       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                  7   5  0    43       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLIS 2413                   4   9  0    25       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNFORGETTABLE 2306            2   1  1    25       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOXWOOD 2415                  5   4  1    23       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-UNTOUCHABLE 2305              3   0  0    23       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-UNBELIEVABLE 2308             2   1  1    21       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-UNRELIABLE 2307               3   0  0    19       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                2   2  0    18       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 BABY SPLIT 2432               1   1  0     7       PBA (275)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              1   3  0     6       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNSTOPABLE 2309               1   2  0     5       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (68)

'-' 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 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blank -- Loden's already gone, but I say to you, "Good fight."  I am glad you hold
the throne on a win, and not merely because you're the highest-ranked active fighter.
-- Jorja

Martin Blank -- If you're being John Cusak, why is your name Martin?  Shouldn't it be
John C. Blank? -- Irla

Rocky -- (growling)  Oh, it's an Orcs vs. Dwarves thing with you, is it?  Us Dwarves
might have some last words to say about that. -- Wallis

Untouchable -- All right already, I didn't touch you!  Are you satisfied? -- One-Eye
Teo

Martin Blank -- How do you get the rollup on all the R.S.? -- Elderberry

Split a Blank -- To M. Blank we get the Lungdre rollup. -- Elderberry

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

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLANK was devastated by O PAUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SPLIT was subdued by MOONSTONE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
PROOKIE won victory over COCAINE in a popular 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
GUTTERBALL defeated IRLA in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
ROCKY slimly won victory over DISHONEST JUSTICE in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
BOXWOOD was overpowered by TOE PAL in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
WALLIS was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BABY SPLIT won victory over CLUMSY DAN in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
CHIP-WOOD narrowly defeated ONE-EYE TEO in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  13 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 253 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        4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  O PAUL 2403                 9   3  0  134 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOONSTONE 2405              9   3  0  145 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      GUTTERBALL 2344            17  13  1   84 PBA (275)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                 10   2  0   64 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
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 
ROCKY 2411.  The ten other most popular fighters were PROOKIE 2345, O PAUL 2403, 
MOONSTONE 2405, CHIP-WOOD 2425, BOXWOOD 2415, TOE PAL 2410, BABY SPLIT 2432, ONE-EYE 
TEO 2426, GUTTERBALL 2344, and BLANK 2374.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLIS 2413.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COCAINE 2311, SPLIT 2347, CLUMSY DAN 2476, IRLA 2318, BLANK 2374, 
GUTTERBALL 2344, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, BABY SPLIT 2432, TOE PAL 2410, and BOXWOOD 2415.

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

SPLIT (78-2347) PBA (275)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff