DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2004    Duedate: 03/04/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAFIR
THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
(78-2457) [16-4-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAFIR                          UNFORGETTABLE
THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)         THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
(78-2457) [16-4-0,132]         (78-2306) [3-1-1,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAFIR                          BLONDE BILLIE
THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)         SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2457) [16-4-0,132]         (78-2501) [2-3-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)      55
2. THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)      46      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)           19      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)      16
5. DOMINATION (201)            14      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*LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)     5   0  0  100   1/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)         7  5 0
 2- 2 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    13   2  0 86.7   2/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        6  0 0
 3/ 3 WILD KINGDOM (283)        26   7  0 78.8   3/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)    5  0 0
 4/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)    10   3  0 76.9   4- 2*LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)    5  0 0
 5/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    15   5  2 75.0   5/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    4  1 0
 6/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)        155  69  7 69.2   6/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)    4  1 0
 7- 5 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        65  33  2 66.3   7- 3 ROCK-ETTS II (281)        3  1 0
 8/ 6 DOMINATION (201)          17   9  2 65.4   8/ 9 DOMINATION (201)          3  3 1
 9/ 7 PBA (275)                 91  66  7 58.0   9- 8 BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)    1  1 0
10/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)    52  40  4 56.5  10/ 5 TREE PEOPLE (265)         1  4 0
11- 8 HABIT (270)               74  71  5 51.0  11/ 7 PBA (275)                 0  3 0
12/ 9 WORD MASTERS (191)        21  24  3 46.7  12/10 WORD MASTERS (191)        0  2 0
13/10 SAND DANCERS (68)        509 630 18 44.7  13- 6 HABIT (270)               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 309): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 282): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 277): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STAND (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 264): ROCKY of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 241): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 309): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 282): FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 277): none
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 264): WILD KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 241): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 276): LENTIRIA of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
                                  MORGANNA of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LIN TIRIAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WILD KINGDOM is pushed out of top team by SAND DANCERS, who came from 
4th with a 3-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for HABIT, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 13th.  SAND 
DANCERS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-1-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, LUCKY LU fought 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 21 points and contributed to THE WILLBURYS 37's 5-0-0.  
UNTOUCHABLE has lost to BLONDE BILLIE, falling 13 points, while helping make THE 
WILLBURYS 78 a 4-1-0 turn.  Due to hers absence and inability to defend the throne, 
ROCKY has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask SAFIR about the thrill of 
victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  TREE PEOPLE has cause to stand tall, as they 
were LIN TIRIAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided TREE PEOPLE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WILD 
KINGDOM.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, LIN TIRIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  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                  
 SAFIR 2457                   16   4  0   132       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCKY 2411                   18   5  0   117       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARTIN BLANK 2424            13   2  0   101       BEING JOHN CUSAK (282)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLANK 2374                   12   8  2    82       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427         9   1  0    80       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOE PAL 2410                 14   9  1    58       ROCK-ETTS II (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426              8   8  0    44       SAND DANCERS (68)
-RUSTICATE 1513                5   3  0    44       WORD MASTERS (191)
-ERYTHORBIC ACID 2278          4   4  1    43       WORD MASTERS (191)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                6   2  0    40       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-CENTERNIX M 2281              4   3  1    40       WORD MASTERS (191)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 UNFORGETTABLE 2306            3   1  1    36       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAKEN 2448                   5   5  1    33       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 DISSOLUTION 1514              6   6  0    31       WORD MASTERS (191)
 UNBELIEVABLE 2308             3   1  1    28       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 BABY SPLIT 2432               4   3  1    26       PBA (275)
 ONE TWO MANY 2469             3   0  0    26       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            2   3  0    25       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROGAR THORFIN 2255            1   2  1    22       DOMINATION (201)
 UNRELIABLE 2307               4   0  0    21       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 IRLON 2489                    2   8  0    21       SAND DANCERS (68)
 LUCKY LU 2447                 1   0  0    21       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               3  10  0    19       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MAD MAX 2466                  3   0  0    19       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 PUNCH DRUNK 2467              2   1  0    15       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
 UNSTOPABLE 2309               2   2  0    14       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 OLAF THORFIN 1720             2   1  0    14       DOMINATION (201)
 (C)EE (J)AY 2470              1   0  0    14       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
 CLIFF OAKS 2478               1   2  0    13       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-GEORGE CARLIN 2555            1   0  0    13       LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)
-JERRY SEINFELD 2558           1   0  0    13       LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)
-LOUIE ANDERSON 2554           1   0  0    13       LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)
 VERY BIG!!! 2445              1   0  0    13       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
-STEVE WRIGHT 2557             1   0  0    12       LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)
 UNTOUCHABLE 2305              3   1  0    10       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-EDDIE IZZARD 2556             1   0  0     9       LAUGHABLE FORCES (293)
 RUCK N ROLL 2446              1   0  0     7       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
 FOUR + FOUR 2495              1   3  0     6       PBA (275)
 ROOTS I 2433                  1   1  0     4       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              0   1  0     4       PBA (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MISSED 2497            1  2 0 TREE PEOPLE 265       ROGAR THORFIN 2255    265         
BIG N UGLY 2468        1  2 0 THE WILLBURYS 77 287  DARK CHAMPION 24      265 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Olaf Thorfin -- Well, you're an Orc.  I couldn't let you dominate me, you being an 
Orc and all. -- Clumsy Dan

Rogar Thorfin -- Hmm, it's the other way around here.  Me being an Orc and you not, I 
couldn't let you dominate me.... -- One-Eye Teo

Beggars!  Pah. -- Irlon

Eddie Izzard -- Are you laughable?  I couldn't, you know, tell.  Gosh, why am I not, 
like, laughing? -- Blonde Billie

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG N UGLY was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHIP-WOOD won victory over DISSOLUTION in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
MISSED was put to death by ROGAR THORFIN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SAFIR overpowered BLANK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched Title duel.
VALIANT TITMOUSE savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute brutal fight.
ONE-EYE TEO viciously subdued BABY SPLIT in a action packed 3 minute gory brawl.
DRAKEN bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute match.
UNFORGETTABLE devastated CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CLIFF OAKS slimly lost to IRLON in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
UNBELIEVABLE vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ROOTS I lost to OLAF THORFIN in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
BLONDE BILLIE savagely defeated UNTOUCHABLE in a popular 10 minute novice's melee.
UNRELIABLE outlasted FIVE + FIVE in a crowd pleasing 13 minute amateur's competition.
UNSTOPABLE subdued PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's match.
MAD MAX overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PUNCH DRUNK overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ONE TWO MANY viciously subdued FOUR + FOUR in a exciting 3 minute beginner's duel.
(C)EE (J)AY bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute brawl.
LUCKY LU overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
RUCK N ROLL beat CONVICTED THIEF in a tiring 5 minute novice's bout.
VERY BIG!!! handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   5 -  2      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  15 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 265 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SAFIR 2457                 16   4  0  132 THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLANK 2374                 12   8  2   82 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHIP-WOOD 2425              6   2  0   40 TREE PEOPLE (265)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAFIR 2457.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONE TWO MANY 2469, 
SAFIR 2457, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, FIVE + FIVE 2553, DISSOLUTION 1514, ROGAR THORFIN 2255, 
BIG N UGLY 2468, VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427, CLIFF OAKS 2478, and OLAF THORFIN 1720.

The least popular fighter this week was UNRELIABLE 2307.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UNTOUCHABLE 2305, RUCK N ROLL 2446, (C)EE (J)AY 2470, CLUMSY DAN 2476, 
VERY BIG!!! 2445, PUNCH DRUNK 2467, ROOTS I 2433, IRLON 2489, DRAKEN 2448, and BLANK 
2374.