DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2004    Duedate: 03/24/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHIP SCORPION
SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
(3-6275) [16-6-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHIP SCORPION                  LEFTISTS BLOW
SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)          THE CONFUSED (584)
(3-6275) [16-6-0,120]          (3-6356) [5-1-2,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPH                          FREDDY FUNGUS
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            THE NUKES (580)
(3-6073) [15-38-0,83]          (3-6318) [9-5-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE NUKES (580)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE NUKES (580)             59
2. THE CONFUSED (584)          57      THE NUKES (580)
3. VEGGIES (591)               37      Unchartered Team
4. AESIR (164)                 20
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)          9      VEGGIES (591)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*VEGGIES (591)              2   1  0 66.7   1/ 3 THE NUKES (580)          11  4 0
 2- 2*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)      7   4  0 63.6   2/ 5*THE CONFUSED (584)        8  6 1
 3/ 3 THE NUKES (580)           42  26  2 61.8   3/ 2 AESIR (164)               8  7 1
 4/ 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    139 111  9 55.6   4/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     7  8 0
 5- 5 THE BALROGS (121)        534 446 22 54.5   5/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       5 10 0
 6/ 6*THE CONFUSED (584)        15  13  3 53.6   6- 4 THE BALROGS (121)         4  1 0
 7/ 7 AESIR (164)              548 552 40 49.8   7/ 6 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  3 11 0
 8/ 8 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      331 517  8 39.0   8/ 0*VEGGIES (591)             2  1 0
 9/ 9 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  75 125  3 37.5   9- 8*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)     1  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in OSKSI this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
SIMPLY DESSERTS is pushed out of top team by THE NUKES, who came from 3rd with a 
5-0-0 this turn.  THE CONFUSED stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  On their 
very first turn, VEGGIES had a 2-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do 
well.  Welcome to OSKSI.  And let's see, FROSTY fought SAND CRABS and gained 21 
points and contributed to THE NUKES' 5-0-0.  SAND CRABS has lost to FROSTY, falling 
15 points, while helping make SIMPLY DESSERTS a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending hers title for 
another turn, WHIP SCORPION kept AESIR's warrior, HARALDUR, from claiming the throne. 
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Elefont?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  SIMPLY DESSERTS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were OSKSI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided SIMPLY DESSERTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was AESIR.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was AMERICAN 
APPRAISAL's warrior ERIC WEITZER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, JOHN MAHER from AMERICAN APPRAISAL challenged up 19 
points to fight SIMEARTH from the GAMES LIBRARY stable.  JOHN MAHER perhaps got his 
just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by SIMEARTH and ended up with 66 recognition 
points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in OSKSI, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SCORPION 6275           16   6  0   120       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREUBRA 6092                 17  14  0   110       THE BALROGS (121)
 FANDRAL 5701                 17   7  0   110       AESIR (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARALDUR 6325                 9   4  0    88       AESIR (164)
 SIMEARTH 6155                22  20  0    86       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRAPH 6073                   15  38  0    83       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 FROSTY 6314                  10   4  0    83       THE NUKES (580)
 TWITCH 6316                   8   6  0    79       THE NUKES (580)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              14  16  0    72       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MAHER 6218              12  17  2    66       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            9   5  1    66       THE NUKES (580)
 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356            5   1  2    66       THE CONFUSED (584)
-SAPPHIRE STAR 6352            4   0  0    61       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 SAND CRABS 6308              10   6  2    60       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-YROHK 6191                   12  10  0    58       THE BALROGS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLF SPIDER 6324              8   5  0    54       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 SUNBURN 6345                  5   3  1    54       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 GOMER 6326                   10   3  0    47       THE NUKES (580)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                8  22  0    46       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-WHELM 6261                    8   2  0    46       THE BALROGS (121)
 A. COLMES 6357                3   3  0    42       THE CONFUSED (584)
 THE GOALIE 6229               4  24  0    36       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROMI 6408                    4   0  0    34       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMOK 6228                     4  11  1    24       THE BALROGS (121)
 DEWEY 6363                    4   3  0    24       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. MOORE 6354                 4   2  0    22       THE CONFUSED (584)
 BOOKIE 6394                   2   1  0    21       THE CONFUSED (584)
 SQUASH 6418                   1   0  0    20       VEGGIES (591)
 BLAST WAVE 6414               2   0  0    17       THE NUKES (580)
 WHIPSNAKE 6344                4   4  0    16       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 JEFF DUNKLE 6391              2   2  0    12       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-FHIRDOK 6413                  1   0  0    12       THE BALROGS (121)
-BAHAMA MAMMA 6350             2   2  0    11       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 CARROT 6416                   1   0  0    10       VEGGIES (591)
 BRUENOR 6420                  1   1  1     8       AESIR (164)
 GREEN BEAN 6419               0   1  0     7       VEGGIES (591)
 C. SCHUMER 6422               0   1  0     1       THE CONFUSED (584)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARTIMES 6429           0  1 0 AESIR 164             WURM KIN 631          497 NONE    
ERIC WEITZER 6392      0  4 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 BRUENOR 6420          497         
DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254   9 12 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 SAND CRABS 6308       494         
COREY SPANKE 6412      0  2 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356    496         
RAINING PAYNE 6349     1  1 0 SUICIDAL DREAMS 583   LEFTISTS BLOW 6356    493 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whip Scorpion -- Well?  Go whip a scorpion, then, if that's what gives you a thrill.
Don't let ME stop you.  Pass on by. -- Graph

Haraldur -- How depressing.  I see my winning record about to slip away, and I can't
do a thing about it.  Perhaps I have reached an evolutionary dead end.... -- SimEarth

Gomer -- (painfully)  What was that thing that blew up as you kicked it into the
goal? -- The Goalie

Yrohk -- Nobody said anything about balrogs!  I wasn't ready for a balrog.  That
was... Not Hoyle

The Convicted Thief attempted to reshelve books at random.  I soon put HIM right. --
Dewey

Ed. -- True.  Nobody follows the rules anymore.  I blame it on Sheila Greywand. --
Not Hoyle
P.S.  Wizards are rule-breakers by nature.

     Hmmm...I'm not about to go talk to her about it though. -- Ed., happy to remain
     breathing

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to

Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARTIMES was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAT NGUYEN was vanquished by LEFTISTS BLOW in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
JOHN MAHER was subdued by SIMEARTH in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
DROMI bested M. MOORE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
JEFF DUNKLE was savagely defeated by DEWEY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BOOKIE devastated WHIPSNAKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BRUENOR barely slew ERIC WEITZER in a 5 minute bloody amateur's Challenge match.
WHIP SCORPION overpowered HARALDUR in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
FANDRAL vanquished GRAPH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SAND CRABS was overpowered by FROSTY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
TWITCH overpowered SUNBURN in a 1 minute uneven match.
WOLF SPIDER was savagely defeated by FREDDY FUNGUS in a 3 minute brutal fight.
NOT HOYLE was subdued by A. COLMES in a 2 minute bloody mismatched competition.
THE GOALIE was outlasted by GOMER in a 7 minute match.
BLAST WAVE devastated GREEN BEAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
CARROT overpowered C. SCHUMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SQUASH devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  30 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  34 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  18 -  1      31  |

Turn 497 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275         16   6  0  120 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANDRAL 5701               17   7  0  110 AESIR (164)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              22  20  0   86 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                10   4  0   83 THE NUKES (580)
PARRY-LUNGE      FREDDY FUNGUS 6318          9   5  1   66 THE NUKES (580)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAND CRABS 6308            10   6  2   60 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
TOTAL PARRY      DROMI 6408                  4   0  0   34 AESIR (164)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAPH 6073.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FREDDY FUNGUS 6318.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOMER 6326, JOHN MAHER 
6218, DEWEY 6363, FROSTY 6314, LEFTISTS BLOW 6356, SIMEARTH 6155, FANDRAL 5701, WOLF 
SPIDER 6324, A. COLMES 6357, and BLAST WAVE 6414.

The least popular fighter this week was C. SCHUMER 6422.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE GOALIE 6229, SUNBURN 6345, GRAPH 6073, HARALDUR 6325, BRUENOR 6420, 
WHIPSNAKE 6344, DROMI 6408, DAT NGUYEN 6216, GREEN BEAN 6419, and NOT HOYLE 6208.

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

WHIP SCORPION (3-6275) SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)