DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2003    Duedate: 01/08/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-261

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOONSTONE
ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2405) [16-4-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOONSTONE                      VALIANT TITMOUSE
ROCK-ETTS II (281)             WILD KINGDOM (283)
(78-2405) [16-4-0,143]         (78-2427) [5-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROCKY                          MOONSTONE
ROCK-ETTS II (281)             ROCK-ETTS II (281)
(78-2411) [15-5-0,100]         (78-2405) [16-4-0,143]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROCK-ETTS II (281)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           44
2. ROCK-ETTS II (281)          11      ROCK-ETTS II (281)
3. HABIT (270)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. WILD KINGDOM (283)           0
5. PBA (275)                    0      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)           3   0  0  100   1/ 1 ROCK-ETTS II (281)       10  2 1
 2- 2 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    12   1  0 92.3   2/ 2*WILD KINGDOM (283)        8  6 0
 3- 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)        152  64  7 70.4   3/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  7 0
 4/ 3*WILD KINGDOM (283)        16   7  0 69.6   4- 3 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    2  0 0
 5/ 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        60  31  2 65.9   5- 4 PBA (275)                 2  3 1
 6- 6 PBA (275)                 90  62  7 59.2   6- 5 TREE PEOPLE (265)         2  4 0
 7/ 7 HABIT (270)               73  70  5 51.0   7- 7*GLORY DAYS (277)          1  0 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (68)        502 621 18 44.7   8/ 8 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 305): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 278): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                               Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 272): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 260): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 236): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 305): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 278): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 272): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 260): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 236): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 304): WOUNDHEALER of BOOK OF SWORDS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 277): SYR-DAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
                               GROUND POUNDER of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                               FRANKIE THE FISH of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
                               STAN THE MAN of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
                               SUMMER of FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 259): O PAUL of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon LIN TIRIAN, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to SAND DANCERS.  Practice 
pays for BLONDE BILLIE, who pummelled ARMOREDILLO, to pocket 22 points.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 12 points to 
BLONDE BILLIE.  (Discrete enough, ARMOREDILLO?) MOONSTONE successfully staved off a 
grab for the roses by COCAINE of HABIT.  Does LIN TIRIAN have no one talented enough 
to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in LIN TIRIAN is taking speech lessons to try 
to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are LIN TIRIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of TREE PEOPLE should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  The warriors of TREE PEOPLE found their efforts at combat frustrated as WILD 
KINGDOM apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous 
for fifteen minutes, and CLUMSY DAN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't 
SAND DANCERS proud!  My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the 
mismatched fight, THE LOIN KING and CLUMSY DAN.  Are WILD KINGDOM unwilling to engage 
in a fair fight?  I thought THE LOIN KING showed great skill and promise when he was 
subdued by CLUMSY DAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in LIN TIRIAN would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONSTONE 2405               16   4  0   143       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARTIN BLANK 2424            12   1  0   115       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
 ROCKY 2411                   15   5  0   100       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCAINE 2311                 20  38  0    98       HABIT (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLANK 2374                   12   6  2    83       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                 13   7  1    64       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427         5   1  0    40       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-TERMINOTTER III 2428          5   0  0    35       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOELESS JOE 2366             3   0  0    33       GLORY DAYS (277)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               2   7  0    29       SAND DANCERS (68)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              5   7  0    24       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIP-WOOD 2425                4   2  0    23       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            1   0  0    22       SAND DANCERS (68)
-BABY SPLIT 2432               3   2  1    20       PBA (275)
 THE LOIN KING 2431            3   3  0    20       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        2   0  0    20       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-FOUR + FOUR 2495              1   1  0    12       PBA (275)
-CLIFF OAKS 2478               1   1  0     8       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ROOTS I 2433                  1   0  0     8       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLON 2489                    0   6  0     6       SAND DANCERS (68)
 ARMOREDILLO 2498              1   1  0     4       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-MISSED 2497                   0   1  0     1       TREE PEOPLE (265)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WALLIS 2413            6 13 0 SAND DANCERS 68       TOE PAL 2410          259         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Valliant Titmouse -- Gods, any wilder and you'd be impossible! -- One-Eye Teo

The Loin King -- Hey, I'm not letting you get near me while I'm in the Infirmary!  I
know your kind!  Keep off! -- Irlon

Chip-Wood -- Damn.  I was holding the wrong end of my sword, wasn't I? -- Clumsy Dan

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE LOIN KING was devastated by CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CARNIVOROUS SHEEP demolished IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MOONSTONE defeated COCAINE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Title duel.
ROCKY defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute fight.
TOE PAL subdued VALIANT TITMOUSE in a 2 minute competition.
ONE-EYE TEO bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
ARMOREDILLO was overpowered by BLONDE BILLIE in a popular 4 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 261 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOONSTONE 2405             16   4  0  143 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                 15   5  0  100 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOE PAL 2410               13   7  1   64 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROCKY 2411.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOONSTONE 2405.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE BILLIE 2501, VALIANT 
TITMOUSE 2427, CLUMSY DAN 2476, CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499, TOE PAL 2410, ONE-EYE TEO 
2426, THE LOIN KING 2431, COCAINE 2311, ROCKY 2411, and IRLON 2489.

The least popular fighter this week was ARMOREDILLO 2498.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRLON 2489, ROCKY 2411, COCAINE 2311, THE LOIN KING 2431, 
ONE-EYE TEO 2426, TOE PAL 2410, CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499, CLUMSY DAN 2476, VALIANT 
TITMOUSE 2427, and BLONDE BILLIE 2501.

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

MOONSTONE (78-2405) ROCK-ETTS II (281)