DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/12/2004    Duedate: 03/25/2004

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEDUSA
BATTLE BEASTS (464)
(6-5779) [13-4-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEDUSA                         NECADEMUS FEADOGNOR
BATTLE BEASTS (464)            WAR TALISMAN (515)
(6-5779) [13-4-0,142]          (6-5946) [2-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACSEN                         ZEP
IRON BROTHERS (147)            IRON BROTHERS (147)
(6-1256) [9-9-0,36]            (6-1331) [12-3-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE BEASTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCIENCE FICTION (456)       31
2. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         22      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)        13      Unchartered Team
4. KREWE OF DRUID (369)         8
5. IRON BROTHERS (147)          6      WAR TALISMAN (515)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TOON IN (510)              7   1  1 87.5   1/ 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      12  3 0
 2- 2*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  10   5  0 66.7   2/ 2 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      9  6 0
 3/ 3 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      140  88  6 61.4   3/ 3 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     8  6 1
 4/ 5 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      51  38  4 57.3   4/ 6 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         7  7 2
 5/ 4*WAR TALISMAN (515)         4   3  0 57.1   5/ 7*WAR TALISMAN (515)        4  3 0
 6- 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)      417 323 24 56.4   6/10 IRON BROTHERS (147)       4 10 0
 7- 7*NIGHT ANGELS (511)         4   4  0 50.0   7- 4*TOON IN (510)             2  0 0
 8/ 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    133 135  8 49.6   8/ 8 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      2  5 0
 9/ 9 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      84 103  6 44.9   9/12*DARK MERCURY (508)        1  3 0
10/10 IRON BROTHERS (147)       36  48  4 42.9  10- 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  4 0
11/12 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        208 328 22 38.8  11- 9*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  1  4 0
12/11*DARK MERCURY (508)         2   5  0 28.6  12-13*NIGHT ANGELS (511)        0  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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Those betting on DARK PANTHEON lost their 
shirt, as DARK PANTHEON lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  What's a move up by 4 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to IRON 
BROTHERS.  NIGHT TRAIN posted a nice gain, to come in 4th.  Everybody loves a 
winner...  Duelmaster MEDUSA from BATTLE BEASTS is going for the gold, as she TV 
challenged JETHRO'S TOOLS' FAT MAN.  Ooh, the excitement!  MEDUSA successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by FAT MAN of JETHRO'S TOOLS.  Does TRANSEL have no one 
talented enough to dethrone her?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns 
last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are TRANSEL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in TRANSEL avoid BATTLE BEASTS.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of JETHRO'S TOOLS, so did that 
sorry team shy from BATTLE BEASTS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and C. 
PARRY is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't NIGHT TRAIN proud!  Do my 
ears deceive me?  BEASTIE (outclassed by 26 points) challenged AMBASSADOR KOSH, in 
what promises to be a fight.(!) Like a mother cat batting her overly rambunctious 
kitten into submission, AMBASSADOR KOSH quashed BEASTIE.  But BEASTIE, if at first 
you don't succeed...  Them's the breaks, BUCK ROGERS.  Expecting fair challenges from 
BATTLE BEASTS is evidently too much to ask.  Next time HELLO KITTY walks with hers 
head high remind her of the fight where she challenged down 19 points and lost to 
BUCK ROGERS.  C. PARRY found himself challenged by a warrior 20 below:  BLACK MAMBA.  
BLACK MAMBA of JETHRO'S TOOLS kept his wits as he bested C. PARRY.  My love of 
complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, CASEOPEIA and DIANE.  
Are SCIENCE FICTION unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought CASEOPEIA showed 
great skill and promise when she bested DIANE.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEDUSA 5779                  13   4  0   142       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEP 1331                     12   3  0    95       IRON BROTHERS (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT MAN 5752                 10   8  1    89       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 PANDORA 5459                 21  20  0    83       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 WARCHILD 5754                10   8  1    70       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 CASEOPEIA 5643               12   9  0    69       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLATLINER 5874                5   1  0    66       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 BLUE FALCON 5911              6   0  0    62       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 SERENGETI 5627               16   8  0    57       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-SECOND OMEN 5642              8   5  1    57       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIANE 5673                    9  11  1    56       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 BLACK MAMBA 5753             11   7  2    55       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801          5   3  1    55       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-BIG SLICK 5778               11   5  0    46       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 C. PARRY 5675                 9  12  1    45       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 WIND-UP 5771                 11   5  0    44       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
-GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 5896     4   0  0    44       TOON IN (510)
-THIRD OMEN 5862               3   2  0    42       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-CATAPHASIA 5873               5   1  0    39       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 MACSEN 1256                   9   9  0    36       IRON BROTHERS (147)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798               7   3  0    35       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BESSEMER 1339                 5   9  0    28       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-SUPER CHICKEN 5899            3   1  1    25       TOON IN (510)
 BUCK ROGERS 5928              2   1  1    24       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEASTIE 5920                  3   2  0    22       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 TROLLOC 5942                  3   0  0    22       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 TURTLEHEAD 5938               2   1  2    18       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-SHADOW DANCER 5910            1   0  0    16       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
 NECADEMUS FEADOGNOR 5946      2   0  0    15       WAR TALISMAN (515)
 CRAZY D 5948                  2   0  0    14       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-DANCE OF DEATH 5945           1   0  0    13       WAR TALISMAN (515)
 ROLAND 1401                   2   6  0    12       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-SMASH THE TERRIBLE 5883       1   0  0    10       DARK MERCURY (508)
 PO'KIN OUT 5939               2   1  0     8       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-TIME BANDIT 5909              1   0  0     6       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-NIGHTWEAVER 5931              1   1  0     4       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
 MAJOR CARTER 5929             0   3  0     3       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 GREEN THUMBS 5884             0   2  0     2       DARK MERCURY (508)
 DEANNA TROI 5949              0   1  0     1       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-KHAN JUNOR 5882               0   1  0     1       DARK MERCURY (508)
-LACRIMOSA 5944                0   1  0     1       WAR TALISMAN (515)
-RAZORWING 5906                0   1  0     1       NIGHT ANGELS (511)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HELLO KITTY 5890       4  4 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     BUCK ROGERS 5928      496         
MARIUS THE DARK 5886   1  2 0 DARK MERCURY 508      DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 496 NONE    
REX 5951               0  1 0 KREWE OF DRUID 369    GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  496 NONE    
R. WELCH 5679         12 12 1 NIGHT TRAIN 497       SECOND OMEN 5642      492 NOT REVE
BLOOD WRAITH 5947      1  1 0 WAR TALISMAN 515      TURTLEHEAD 5938       496         
KAWAZU DEADEYES 5943   0  1 0 WAR TALISMAN 515      TURTLEHEAD 5938       495         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Medusa -- Not whining, just making an observation.  As to what will happen if I keep
climbing the rankings...well, I guess we'll find out this turn, won't we? -- Fat Man

Diane -- Black Mamba hasn't been able to talk since that last fight, but I think he--
no, wait, he's writing a message for me to pass on to you.  Let's see here...it says,
"OW.  THAT HURT." -- Fat Man

Macsen -- That was a fantastic fight.  Your next ale at the Victory Tavern is on me.
-- Warchild

Po'kin Out -- If you stop po'kin it out, maybe it won't get hit so much.  Har har
har. -- Beastie

Fat Man -- Hmmm...well, let's see how you do this time, maybe you've been practicing.
-- Medusa

Zep -- I knew that fight would be quick. -- Medusa

Major Carter -- You've just been demoted. -- Trolloc

Liam -- Got yourself a new team, huh? -- Sensei Jan

Medusa -- Good job.  You were right about the quick fight. -- Unfortunately

Transel -- The Iron Brothers than you for your warm welcome.

Buck Rogers -- Wow!!  You can really take some hits before going down. -- Bessemer

BPR -- Good show, saved me a DA, but as you know I have to feud, so go easy on me. --
Liam

Crazy D -- Wow, I was hoping to do better.  Now Liam wants to DA me and he never DAs
anyone. -- Lacrimosa

Jan -- I am 0-9 with Pikers; I think I may have to give up on them.  They don't seem
to like fighting for me. -- Liam the unhappy Goth

Liam -- "DO NOT D.A. Them!"  I know you got a new team and might be more successful,
but loyalty is a must!  They gave you the experience you needed. -- Dincuru FEADAGNOR

Sensei Jan -- I am DINCURU FEADAGNOR the manager of Dark Mercury.  Thank you for the
warm welcome. -- Din

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

MARIUS THE DARK was butchered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REX was dealt death by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLOOD WRAITH was viciously butchered by TURTLEHEAD in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
MEDUSA devastated FAT MAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
CASEOPEIA bested DIANE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BLACK MAMBA defeated C. PARRY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
BEASTIE was devastated by AMBASSADOR KOSH in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HELLO KITTY was dispatched by BUCK ROGERS in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MAJOR CARTER lost to CRAZY D in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
GREEN THUMBS lost to TROLLOC in a popular 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ZEP savagely defeated PANDORA in a popular 6 minute gory melee.
WARCHILD demolished MACSEN in a 2 minute mismatched match.
BLUE FALCON viciously subdued WIND-UP in a exciting 4 minute brutal contest.
SERENGETI devastated BESSEMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROLAND was overcome by NECADEMUS FEADOGNOR in a 3 minute fight.
PO'KIN OUT won victory over DEANNA TROI in a 2 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  21 -  4      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  19 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  17 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  26 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  46 -  2      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 496 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MEDUSA 5779                13   4  0  142 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAT MAN 5752               10   8  1   89 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               21  20  0   83 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
PARRY-STRIKE     WARCHILD 5754              10   8  1   70 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
WALL OF STEEL    SERENGETI 5627             16   8  0   57 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801        5   3  1   55 SCIENCE FICTION (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACSEN 1256.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZEP 1331.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE FALCON 5911, REX 5951, 
TROLLOC 5942, WARCHILD 5754, MEDUSA 5779, DIANE 5673, BLACK MAMBA 5753, CASEOPEIA 
5643, AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801, and MAJOR CARTER 5929.

The least popular fighter this week was BESSEMER 1339.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GREEN THUMBS 5884, BLOOD WRAITH 5947, MARIUS THE DARK 5886, NECADEMUS 
FEADOGNOR 5946, WIND-UP 5771, BUCK ROGERS 5928, BEASTIE 5920, FAT MAN 5752, DEANNA 
TROI 5949, and PO'KIN OUT 5939.