DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2004    Duedate: 01/22/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-262

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              VALIANT TITMOUSE
                               WILD KINGDOM (283)
                               (78-2427) [6-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLANK                          BLANK
TREE PEOPLE (265)              TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2374) [12-7-2,85]          (78-2374) [12-7-2,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WILD KINGDOM (283)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILD KINGDOM (283)          54
2. TREE PEOPLE (265)           23      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. HABIT (270)                  4      Unchartered Team
4. PBA (275)                    1
5. BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)       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/ 2*WILD KINGDOM (283)       10  3 0
 2- 2 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    12   1  0 92.3   2/ 1 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        8  2 0
 3/ 4*WILD KINGDOM (283)        20   7  0 74.1   3/ 6 TREE PEOPLE (265)         3  4 0
 4/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        154  65  7 70.3   4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         3  8 0
 5/ 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        62  32  2 66.0   5- 7*GLORY DAYS (277)          1  0 0
 6/ 6 PBA (275)                 91  63  7 59.1   6- 4 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    1  0 0
 7/ 7 HABIT (270)               74  70  5 51.4   7/ 8 HABIT (270)               1  2 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (68)        502 625 18 44.5   8/ 5 PBA (275)                 1  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 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to ROCK-ETTS II, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the WILD KINGDOM stable.  Coming up with a solid 2-1-0 outing, TREE 
PEOPLE has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was WILD 
KINGDOM who went from last turn's 16-7-0, to this week's record of 20-7-0.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for MISSED, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing 
IRLON like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top 
ten was CLUMSY DAN, who dropped 7 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with CHIP-WOOD.  Well, everybody's pal MOONSTONE moved hers record to 17-4-0 by 
defeating VETERAN MERCENARY in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 recognition 
points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LIN TIRIAN arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid TREE PEOPLE, please raise you hand.  Wow. 
Does LIN TIRIAN really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  TREE PEOPLE + Weapons That go Boom = WILD KINGDOM + Avoid City.  Well just 
about everybody wants a piece of TOE PAL, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, VALIANT TITMOUSE went after 
TOE PAL, who was higher by 24 points.  Well, when the dust settled, VALIANT TITMOUSE 
overcame TOE PAL.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARTIN BLANK 2424            12   1  0   115       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)
 COCAINE 2311                 21  38  0   102       HABIT (270)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKY 2411                   16   5  0   102       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLANK 2374                   12   7  2    85       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427         6   1  0    66       WILD KINGDOM (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PAL 2410                 13   8  1    48       ROCK-ETTS II (281)
-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)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                5   2  0    31       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        3   0  0    29       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 BABY SPLIT 2432               4   2  1    28       PBA (275)
 THE LOIN KING 2431            4   3  0    28       WILD KINGDOM (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              5   8  0    23       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               2   8  0    22       SAND DANCERS (68)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            1   1  0    17       SAND DANCERS (68)
 ARMOREDILLO 2498              2   1  0    15       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 MISSED 2497                   1   1  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-CLIFF OAKS 2478               1   1  0     8       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ROOTS I 2433                  1   0  0     8       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLON 2489                    0   7  0     7       SAND DANCERS (68)
 FOUR + FOUR 2495              1   2  0     5       PBA (275)

'-' 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

The Loin King -- I want that with, you know, applesauce and maybe sweet potatoes.
Yeah. -- Clumsy Dan
P.S.  Why didn't you teach me something?  I've got lots of room to learn.

Carnivorous Sheep -- You're INDECENT.  You're INFAMOUS.  UNNATURAL! -- Irlon

Mordant Deserter, pooh. -- One-Eye Teo

Armoredillo -- That was, like, classic, wasn't it?  Totally tubular!  I love starting
with a, you know, win. -- totally Blonde Billie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLANK was bested by COCAINE in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
VALIANT TITMOUSE demolished TOE PAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CHIP-WOOD defeated CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BABY SPLIT bested BLONDE BILLIE in a 3 minute gory Challenge contest.
MISSED overpowered IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FOUR + FOUR was devastated by CARNIVOROUS SHEEP in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MOONSTONE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute competition.
ROCKY won victory over VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's duel.
ONE-EYE TEO was viciously subdued by THE LOIN KING in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
ARMOREDILLO vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   4 -  2      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 262 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKY 2411                 16   5  0  102 ROCK-ETTS II (281)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLANK 2374                 12   7  2   85 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOE PAL 2410               13   8  1   48 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 
BLANK 2374.  The ten other most popular fighters were BABY SPLIT 2432, THE LOIN KING 
2431, CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499, VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427, ROCKY 2411, COCAINE 2311, 
CHIP-WOOD 2425, CLUMSY DAN 2476, MISSED 2497, and FOUR + FOUR 2495.

The least popular fighter this week was ARMOREDILLO 2498.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRLON 2489, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, TOE PAL 2410, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, 
FOUR + FOUR 2495, MISSED 2497, CLUMSY DAN 2476, CHIP-WOOD 2425, COCAINE 2311, and 
ROCKY 2411.

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

COCAINE (78-2311) HABIT (270)

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

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

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff