Date   : 02/15/2005    Duedate: 02/28/2005


DM-7    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors


(7-5628) [14-3-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOKU                           WOOD CHUCK
WASTELAND II (267)             EAGER BEAVERS (532)
(7-5628) [14-3-0,137]          (7-5649) [5-3-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PROHIBITION                    MY BIG TOE
INDIFFERENCE (468)             WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5246) [10-12-0,80]          (7-5601) [13-7-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ESPANA (538)                65
2. BLADES OF ICE (188)         21      WASTELAND II (267)
3. WASTELAND II (267)          20      Unchartered Team
4. EAGER BEAVERS (532)         11
5. INDIFFERENCE (468)           8      ESPANA (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CIRITH UNGOL (536)         1   0  0  100   1/ 4 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   7  3 0
 2/ 0*ESPANA (538)               4   1  3 80.0   2/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)        6  2 0
 3/ 3*EAGER BEAVERS (532)        7   4  0 63.6   3/ 1 BEACH BABES (309)         6  9 1
 4/ 4 WASTELAND II (267)       767 584 29 56.8   4/ 2 BLADES OF ICE (188)       5  2 0
 5/ 5 BLADES OF ICE (188)      452 374 28 54.7   5/ 0*ESPANA (538)              4  1 3
 6/ 6 INDIFFERENCE (468)        65  79  4 45.1   6/ 5 INDIFFERENCE (468)        3  5 0
 7/ 7 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   46  57  1 44.7   7- 6*CIRITH UNGOL (536)        1  0 0
 8/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)        507 765 17 39.9   8/ 8*EAGER BEAVERS (532)       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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
BONSUR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to BEACH BABES, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
UNDER JOLLY ROGER stable.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, UNDER JOLLY ROGER has 
advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Call it luck at the right time or bribes in the 
right hands, but the new team ESPANA scored a 4-1-3 record this week.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for EL SID, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was DR SEUSS, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with LAST CALL.  Try as hard as the BLADES OF ICE stable might, they were unable 
to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) BENDER before this week's fights.  It's a 
proud day for the WASTELAND II stable, as their warrior, GOKU, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  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 BONSUR arena.  Did you 
hear that INDIFFERENCE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of INDIFFERENCE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  INDIFFERENCE + Weapons That go Boom = WASTELAND II + Avoid City. 
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, WAKKO would be president.  Although it 
may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  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.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOKU 5628                    14   3  0   137       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENDER 5516                  13   3  1   107       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 MY BIG TOE 5601              13   7  0    98       WASTELAND II (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KILLING JOKE 5125            13   9  1    83       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 MAJOR ANGER 5676              9   2  0    83       WASTELAND II (267)
 PROHIBITION 5246             10  12  0    80       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 NUMBER 3 5552                13   7  0    79       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 LAST CALL 5360               10   8  0    70       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270          10   5  1    67       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAILSTORM 5698                7   1  0    65       WASTELAND II (267)
 YAKKO 3266                   11  11  0    61       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267          8  14  0    52       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 DR SEUSS 3269                10  12  0    50       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 TANNED TONYA 5700             5   3  0    49       BEACH BABES (309)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             9  21  0    48       BEACH BABES (309)
 WOOD CHUCK 5649               5   3  0    40       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681               5  10  0    36       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAULAMETTA 5688               8   5  0    29       BEACH BABES (309)
-SCOOTER 5696                  2   1  0    29       BLADES OF ICE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAKKO 3449                    4   9  0    21       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 EL SID 5723                   1   0  1    21       ESPANA (538)
-BUCK TOOTH 5651               2   1  0    18       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
-GORBAG 5709                   1   0  0    17       CIRITH UNGOL (536)
 DON CORLEON 5726              1   0  1    16       ESPANA (538)
 VIEJO VERDE 5724              1   0  1    14       ESPANA (538)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIDEWAYS 5715                 2   1  0    13       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 MOHONCITO 5722                1   0  0    13       ESPANA (538)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713          2   2  1     9       BEACH BABES (309)
 MUERTA 5725                   0   1  0     1       ESPANA (538)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 663  0  1 0   1                   EL SID 5723           517 NONE    
CONDEMNED PIRATE 659   0  1 0   1                   VIEJO VERDE 5724      517 NONE    
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 662  0  1 0   1                   DON CORLEON 5726      517 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cat-in-the-Hat -- I find it almost offensive that you aren't an Arena Feline.  How
did Garfield come to let you get away? -- Tanned Tonya
P.S.  My great thanks for the skills.

Dr Seuss -- NEXT time you tell me you want to "play doctor" with me, I'll know better
than to agree.  Gosh!  You wanted to play cut-people-up doctor!  I didn't like it at
ALL. -- Laguna Lil

Wakko -- Ha!  Gotcha!  And other exclamations of a similar triumphant nature.  Never
let it be said that I allowed an opportunity to gloat get past me if I saw it first.
-- Umbrella Man

Dikembe Mutumbo -- You're a mutt all right.  I hate it when you do that. --

Persistent Beggar?  Well, uh, shoot!  Rats.  What a wuss.  A few blows to the head
and neck (no, I was NOT aiming there, but I lack accuracy), and he just up and DIES
on me.  I can tell I'm going to be getting a lot of hateful looks from the other
beggars around town.  I mean, they've already started! -- Salton Seahorse
P.S.  *I* think Queen Gemra should get busy and eliminate begging in Bonsur.

Hailstorm -- Why not?  Oh, I see, you're inactive.  Until the April tourney, I bet?
Well, that's okay, because I had a lot of FUN running Wakko ragged. -- Umbrella Man

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAILSTORM was bested by NUMBER 3 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DIKEMBE MUTUMBO subdued UMBRELLA MAN in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
WOOD CHUCK overpowered WAKKO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GOKU devastated PROHIBITION in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MY BIG TOE bested VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a popular 2 minute bloody expert's brawl.
MAJOR ANGER savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
DR SEUSS was overpowered by LAST CALL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CAT-IN-THE-HAT vanquished LAGUNA LIL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TANNED TONYA overpowered CAPTURED PIRATE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
YAKKO overpowered PAULAMETTA in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
SIDEWAYS demolished MUERTA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SALTON SEAHORSE was overcome by MOHONCITO in a 3 minute novice's contest.
EL SID murdered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
VIEJO VERDE easily killed CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DON CORLEON slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   7 -  1      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 517 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GOKU 5628                  14   3  0  137 WASTELAND II (267)
TOTAL PARRY      NUMBER 3 5552              13   7  0   79 BLADES OF ICE (188)
SLASHING ATTACK  LAST CALL 5360             10   8  0   70 INDIFFERENCE (468)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270        10   5  1   67 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
WALL OF STEEL    TANNED TONYA 5700           5   3  0   49 BEACH BABES (309)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PROHIBITION 5246.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MY BIG TOE 5601.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 
3267, MAJOR ANGER 5676, YAKKO 3266, NUMBER 3 5552, GOKU 5628, TANNED TONYA 5700, WOOD 
CHUCK 5649, LAST CALL 5360, CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270, and SIDEWAYS 5715.

The least popular fighter this week was PAULAMETTA 5688.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LAGUNA LIL 5681, DR SEUSS 3269, WAKKO 3449, DON CORLEON 5726, VIEJO 


     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."


     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)