DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2003    Duedate: 12/11/2003

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-259

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOONSTONE
ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2405) [14-4-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

O PAUL                         POSITION IS EMPTY
ROCK-ETTS II (281)             
(78-2403) [14-4-1,148]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLANK                          MARTIN BLANK
TREE PEOPLE (265)              BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
(78-2374) [12-5-2,80]          (78-2424) [11-1-0,108]

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)          49
2. WILD KINGDOM (283)          26      BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
3. TREE PEOPLE (265)           24      Unchartered Team
4. PBA (275)                   24
5. BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)      13      WILD KINGDOM (283)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GLORY DAYS (277)           2   0  0  100   1/ 1 ROCK-ETTS II (281)       10  3 1
 2/ 2 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    11   1  0 91.7   2/ 2*WILD KINGDOM (283)        8  3 0
 3/ 3*WILD KINGDOM (283)        10   4  0 71.4   3/ 5 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    2  0 0
 4/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)        151  61  7 71.2   4/ 8 PBA (275)                 2  2 1
 5/ 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        54  30  2 64.3   5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)         2 10 0
 6/ 6 PBA (275)                 90  60  7 60.0   6- 3*GLORY DAYS (277)          1  0 0
 7/ 7 HABIT (270)               73  68  5 51.8   7/ 7 TREE PEOPLE (265)         1  3 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (68)        499 617 18 44.7   8/ 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 303): KOREEN of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 276): <COOKIE JONES> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 271): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 258): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 235): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 303): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 276): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 271): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 258): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 235): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 303): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                              CORAL SNAKE of ALL THAT SLITHERS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 276): OREL HERSHISER of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                               DURANY of WICKED DESTINY (Bum, mgr.)
                               GANGLARE of EINHERJAR IV (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 258): PROOKIE of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LIN TIRIAN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  PBA stable has parlayed this turn's 2-1-1 into a 4 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, CLIFF 
OAKS fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 20 points and contributed to TREE PEOPLE's 
1-1-0.  THE LOIN KING has lost to ONE-EYE TEO, falling 3 points, while helping make 
WILD KINGDOM a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
MOONSTONE remains LIN TIRIAN's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the TREE PEOPLE stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on LIN TIRIAN, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
TREE PEOPLE more than any other team we find WILD KINGDOM.  LIN TIRIAN, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
COCAINE from HABIT was LIN TIRIAN's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a fit of 
brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), PROOKIE challenged O PAUL today, 
facing a 42 difference in recognition.  But when the dust settled, PROOKIE had lost 
to O PAUL, and PBA left PROOKIE doing chores when they went to the tavern.  Better 
luck next time.  Well now, what do you expect when someone like TERMINOTTER III from 
WILD KINGDOM challenges down 24 points to fight IRLON of SAND DANCERS?  I thought 
challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  TERMINOTTER III 
beat IRLON, is nothing sacred?  I don't know about you, but VALIANT TITMOUSE 
challenging down 18 points to SAND DANCERS' CLUMSY DAN, is not really worthy of WILD 
KINGDOM.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  
VALIANT TITMOUSE defeated CLUMSY DAN, as if it surprises anyone.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  WALLIS has departed LIN TIRIAN, leaving SAND DANCERS without their 
6-12-0 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  
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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LIN TIRIAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONSTONE 2405               14   4  0   131       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PAUL 2403                  14   4  1   148       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
 MARTIN BLANK 2424            11   1  0   108       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
 COCAINE 2311                 20  36  0    96       HABIT (270)
 ROCKY 2411                   13   5  0    93       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLANK 2374                   12   5  2    80       TREE PEOPLE (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                 11   7  1    56       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427         4   0  0    31       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 TERMINOTTER III 2428          4   0  0    31       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              4   6  0    24       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432               3   1  1    22       PBA (275)
-SHOELESS JOE 2366             2   0  0    22       GLORY DAYS (277)
-CHIP-WOOD 2425                3   2  0    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CLIFF OAKS 2478               1   0  0    20       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 FOUR + FOUR 2495              1   0  0    20       PBA (275)
 THE LOIN KING 2431            2   2  0    16       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               1   6  0     9       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ROOTS I 2433                  1   0  0     8       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLON 2489                    0   4  0     4       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   BABY SPLIT 2432       259 NONE    
TIGER 2477             0  2 0 ROCK-ETTS II 281      SPYMASTER 22          259 NONE    
WALLIS 2413            6 13 0 SAND DANCERS 68       TOE PAL 2410          259         
IRLA 2318             19 28 0 SAND DANCERS 68       O PAUL 2403           255 NOT REVE
BALD BALD EAGLE 2430   0  1 0 WILD KINGDOM 283      BANDIT PRINCE 25      259 NONE    
RAVAGING RHINO 2429    0  1 0 WILD KINGDOM 283      MISTRESS MIGONELLE 23 259 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Valliant Titmouse -- I have to tell you, that's embarrassing. -- One-Eye Teo

Terminotter III -- I think the Arenamistress is prejudiced against me.  And that's so
unfair!  After all, I didn't MEAN to trip and fall on her. -- Clumsy Dan, whose name
is not a joke

Toe Pal -- Listen, kid, it'd be easier to be pals if you'd talk sometimes. -- Wallis
P.S.  Or is it that I'm a Dwarf?  Hey, Dwarves are people too!  We have feelings, and
mine are gonna be hurt if that's why you're giving me the "silent treatment."

The Lion King -- So go find a jungle and be king there.  See if *I* care. -- Irlon

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your

team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIGER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BALD BALD EAGLE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RAVAGING RHINO was murdered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MARTIN BLANK overpowered COCAINE in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PROOKIE was overpowered by O PAUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TERMINOTTER III devastated IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VALIANT TITMOUSE devastated CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THE LOIN KING was overcome by ONE-EYE TEO in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
MOONSTONE won victory over BLANK in a action packed 1 minute Title duel.
ROCKY won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 3 minute fight.
TOE PAL slaughtered WALLIS in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BABY SPLIT easily killed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLIFF OAKS demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FOUR + FOUR handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  12 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 259 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOONSTONE 2405             14   4  0  131 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
STRIKING ATTACK  O PAUL 2403                14   4  1  148 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 2424          11   1  0  108 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                 13   5  0   93 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOE PAL 2410               11   7  1   56 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLANK 2374.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARTIN BLANK 2424.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKY 2411, MOONSTONE 
2405, WALLIS 2413, O PAUL 2403, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, TOE PAL 2410, TERMINOTTER III 2428, 
VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427, THE LOIN KING 2431, and BLANK 2374.

The least popular fighter this week was CLUMSY DAN 2476.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRLON 2489, RAVAGING RHINO 2429, BALD BALD EAGLE 2430, TIGER 2477, FOUR 
+ FOUR 2495, BABY SPLIT 2432, COCAINE 2311, CLIFF OAKS 2478, BLANK 2374, and THE LOIN 
KING 2431.

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

O PAUL (78-2403) ROCK-ETTS II (281)

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

PROOKIE (78-2345) PBA (275)