DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2004    Duedate: 03/22/2004

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUX0R
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4560) [15-5-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUX0R                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)         
(5-4560) [15-5-0,109]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISS DON                     SOUL CATCHER
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4558) [13-12-0,61]          (5-3593) [7-8-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      53
2. THE TAKEN (370)             24      MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
3. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       4      Unchartered Team
4. JOHNS (379)                  1
                                       MUTANT MONKS (312)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    30  11  1 73.2   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    8  7 0
 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   155 123  7 55.8   2/ 1 THE TAKEN (370)           7  8 0
 3/ 4 THE TAKEN (370)           35  35  1 50.0   3/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    6  0 0
 4/ 5 JOHNS (379)              177 291  5 37.8   4/ 5 JOHNS (379)               0  3 0

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

                                      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 THE TAKEN, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the THE MIDDLE WAY 5 stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for HANS JOILICE, 
who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing THE USEROUS MERCHANT like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  GOBLIN lost to GORAN INSIT and drops 1 points.  Well, everybody's pal 
SUX0R moved hers record to 15-5-0 by defeating SOUL CATCHER in the Duelmaster's Title 
Bout and gaining 2 recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the KALTOS arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE TAKEN, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
KALTOS really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause THE TAKEN beats feet every time THE TAKEN smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, HOFFA would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  HOWLER of THE TAKEN 
had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he 
won.  I thought HOWLER showed great skill and promise when he beat HOFFA.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  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  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                   15   5  0   109       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWLER 3591                  10   5  0    86       THE TAKEN (370)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             7   8  0    79       THE TAKEN (370)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  46  0    70       JOHNS (379)
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562           12   4  0    68       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558              13  12  0    61       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SILENT 4600                   6   3  1    59       THE TAKEN (370)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANS JOILICE 4606             4   3  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAD LADRUE 4559              10  15  0    45       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ROSE 4603                     7   1  0    35       THE TAKEN (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORAN INSIT 4598              1   8  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 GOBLIN 4605                   3   4  0    13       THE TAKEN (370)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               1   0  0    13       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sux0r -- I wanted you to feel that you had truly earned the title.  Otherwise, of
course, I would have defeated you quickly and completely.  I am, after all, a Lord
Protector. -- Lord Derbie Foyle

Silent -- You haven't been taken far enough.  I would suggest about another twenty
miles out into the Trier. -- Jad Ladrue
P.S.  Without a boat.

Rose -- Nobody told me you had THORNS! -- Goran Insit

Goblin -- Now our records match.  This is very, um, symmetrical or something. -- Hans
Joilice

Fried Twinkie -- Frankly, I believe you could defeat ANYONE with a normal digestion.
-- Beliss Don, heading for the bicarb

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

HOWLER devastated HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SILENT vanquished JAD LADRUE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GOBLIN was overpowered by GORAN INSIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SUX0R slimly won victory over SOUL CATCHER in a popular 6 minute Title fight.
FRIED TWINKIE outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 18 minute mismatched competition.
ROSE was defeated by BELISS DON in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
HANS JOILICE devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute one-sided competition.
ERLOI GILL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  17 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                 15   5  0  109 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOWLER 3591                10   5  0   86 THE TAKEN (370)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BELISS DON 4558            13  12  0   61 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
AIMED BLOW       HANS JOILICE 4606           4   3  0   47 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELISS DON 4558.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOUL CATCHER 3593.  The ten other most popular fighters were SILENT 4600, HANS 
JOILICE 4606, BELISS DON 4558, HOWLER 3591, GORAN INSIT 4598, JAD LADRUE 4559, SUX0R 
4560, ROSE 4603, ERLOI GILL 4620, and HOFFA 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOBLIN 4605, HOFFA 4348, ERLOI GILL 4620, ROSE 4603, SUX0R 
4560, JAD LADRUE 4559, GORAN INSIT 4598, HOWLER 3591, BELISS DON 4558, and HANS 
JOILICE 4606.

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

SUX0R (5-4560) MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)