DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALEX GRIFFIN
DREAM PARK (447)
(9-4856) [13-9-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALEX GRIFFIN                   JETHRO
DREAM PARK (447)               REDNECK HEAVEN (455)
(9-4856) [13-9-1,95]           (9-4978) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALEX GRIFFIN                   B. TRAYOR
DREAM PARK (447)               LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-4856) [13-9-1,95]           (9-5019) [4-2-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETTER BOMBS (436)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)       26
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)          23      CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
3. REDNECK HEAVEN (455)        15      Unchartered Team
4. DREAM PARK (447)            13
5. WRATH OF ONE (460)          10      REDNECK HEAVEN (455)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*REDNECK HEAVEN (455)       1   0  0  100   1/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        7  6 0
 2/ 1*WRATH OF ONE (460)         3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     6  3 0
 3/ 2 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     34  23  2 59.6   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 4/ 3 DSM4 (239)               355 279 25 56.0   4/ 4 DREAM PARK (447)          3  0 0
 5/ 4 DREAM PARK (447)          43  36  1 54.4   5/ 6 DSM4 (239)                3  3 0
 6/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        69  72  2 48.9   6/ 5*WRATH OF ONE (460)        2  2 0
 7/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          297 426  9 41.1   7- 7*BLITZKRIEG (462)          2  3 0
 8- 7*BLITZKRIEG (462)           2   3  0 40.0   8/ 0*REDNECK HEAVEN (455)      1  0 0
 9/ 0*ZOO-GHIO (456)             0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0*ZOO-GHIO (456)            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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ZUKAL will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as CLAN O' WHOOPAS is pushed out of top team by LETTER BOMBS, who came from 3rd with 
a 3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, THE PRUSSIAN fought CULT MEMBER and gained 16 
points and contributed to BLUE MOON's 1-4-0.  MALACHITE has lost to JETHRO, falling 8 
points, while helping make BLUE MOON a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his title for another 
turn, ALEX GRIFFIN kept ZUKAL's warrior, KHALHUMS DWARF, from claiming the throne.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Blue 
Boar Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  LETTER BOMBS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ZUKAL's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided LETTER BOMBS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was CLAN O' WHOOPAS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
LETTER BOMBS' warrior B. TRAYOR.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  INSOMNIAC, does your manager know you're challenging 
down 27 points to fight BISBEE from BLUE MOON?  We're not surprised to hear that 
INSOMNIAC won victory over BISBEE, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why DSM4 
made such a challenge.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Will DREAM PARK get away with ALEX GRIFFIN having killed SLASH LARUE 
of CLAN O' WHOOPAS?  One more turn, and the bloodfeud's over, at least officially.  
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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ZUKAL, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEX GRIFFIN 4856            13   9  1    95       DREAM PARK (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  6   0  1    82       DSM4 (239)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOMNIAC 4870                8   1  0    65       DSM4 (239)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN MACHINE 5027            4   2  0    56       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-ACACIA GARCIA 4862            8   5  0    55       DREAM PARK (447)
 B. TRAYOR 5019                4   2  0    50       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 TITO THE GUIDO 4992           9   3  1    45       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       7   5  1    38       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-I RULE!!! 5016                3   0  0    36       WRATH OF ONE (460)
 STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        8   4  0    34       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 BISBEE 5002                   7   9  0    34       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             3   3  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RUIN 5023                5   7  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 T. ZER 5011                   3   3  0    21       LETTER BOMBS (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITAN 5046                    1   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        4   4  0    16       DREAM PARK (447)
 N. TOMBER 5037                3   0  0    16       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 MORENCI 5003                  0  16  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
 JETHRO 4978                   1   0  0    15       REDNECK HEAVEN (455)
-PERSHING 5044                 1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 MALACHITE 5047                2   1  0     7       BLUE MOON (381)
-DARKSTAR 5029                 1   4  0     7       DREAM PARK (447)
 LARRY LION 4984               0   1  0     3       ZOO-GHIO (456)
-SCOURGE 5045                  0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-IKE 5043                      0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLASH LARUE 4993       6  3 0 CLAN O' WHOOPAS 457   ALEX GRIFFIN 4856     484         
VOYEUR 5060            0  1 0 DSM4 239              BANDIT PRINCE 628     487 NONE    
D. NILE 5013           0  3 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      STONE GOLEM 629       487 NONE    
GOOD KARMA 5015        0  1 0 WRATH OF ONE 460      DARK CHAMPION 627     487 NONE    
LEVI JEANS 5017        0  1 0 WRATH OF ONE 460      DARK CHAMPION 627     487 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I Rule -- Must you?  It seems so anti-social. -- Morenci

T, Zer -- If that isn't JUST like an elf! -- Bisbee
P.S.  Okay, I did laugh, but it was mostly just a sort of chuckle.  Nothing, uh, MEAN
about it.

I laughed at the Osksi Noble, and I was as mean as anything.  He should go home to
his mommy. -- Blue Ruin

D. Nile -- No!  Really?  I'd never have thought that. -- Malachite

N. Tomber -- Damn, blown up by a letter bomb to the buttocks.  That smarts! -- The
Prussian

I Rule -- If I repeat it as you suggest, that is denying your claim and asserting
MINE, you know! -- The Prussian

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D. NILE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VOYEUR was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GOOD KARMA was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LEVI JEANS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
INSOMNIAC overpowered BISBEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STONEWALL JACKSON was bested by B. TRAYOR in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ vanquished BLUE RUIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ALEX GRIFFIN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
TITO THE GUIDO savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
GREEN MACHINE vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
MORENCI lost to T. ZER in a popular 1 minute fight.
THE PRUSSIAN overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MALACHITE was luckily beaten by JETHRO in a 2 minute novice's match.
N. TOMBER bested LARRY LION in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  19 -  0      27  |

Turn 487 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     5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ALEX GRIFFIN 4856          13   9  1   95 DREAM PARK (447)
STRIKING ATTACK  INSOMNIAC 4870              8   1  0   65 DSM4 (239)
LUNGING ATTACK   B. TRAYOR 5019              4   2  0   50 LETTER BOMBS (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALEX GRIFFIN 4856.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was B. TRAYOR 5019.  The ten other most popular fighters were TITO THE GUIDO 
4992, T. ZER 5011, D. NILE 5013, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, GREEN MACHINE 5027, JETHRO 4978, 
N. TOMBER 5037, INSOMNIAC 4870, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, and MALACHITE 5047.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE RUIN 5023.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONEWALL JACKSON 4991, BISBEE 5002, GOOD KARMA 5015, VOYEUR 5060, 
MORENCI 5003, CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990, LEVI JEANS 5017, LARRY LION 4984, MALACHITE 
5047, and THE PRUSSIAN 5039.