DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2004    Duedate: 03/20/2004

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

10% VIGORISH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4108) [13-6-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

10% VIGORISH                   I ATE MY WORM
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
(14-4108) [13-6-0,110]         (14-4053) [7-1-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

10% VIGORISH                   10% VIGORISH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4108) [13-6-0,110]         (14-4108) [13-6-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        32
2. MONTY PYTHON (312)           7      THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
3. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)       5      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           2
5. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)      0      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)     7   2  0 77.8   1/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      7  6 0
 2/ 3*MONTY PYTHON (312)         4   2  0 66.7   2- 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   5  0 1
 3- 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  231 138 16 62.6   3/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5 10 1
 4- 5 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  241 198 17 54.9   4/ 5*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    3  0 0
 5/ 7 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     311 280 23 52.6   5- 6 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   3  2 1
 6- 6 DA AFRO (220)             52  47  3 52.5   6/ 7*MONTY PYTHON (312)        2  1 0
 7/ 8 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       269 329  6 45.0   7- 8 DA AFRO (220)             2  2 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 483): BLIND LEMON of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 483): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 476): BLOOD MOON of LOST SOULS 1 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 472): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 472): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 473): DIESEL of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): SNOTMAN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): QUEENSRYCHE of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 427): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 421): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 332): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 321): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 143): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 369): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 483): MORAL FIBER (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 483): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 476): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 472): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 472): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 473): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 427): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 421): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 332): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 321): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 143): SHADOW SONGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 369): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
               (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): GOLDEN MOMENT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           JUSTICE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): QUEENSRYCHE of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): ACUTE of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          GAZREKK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TOBIR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE DOGHOUSE is pushed out 
of top team by THE DEATH SQUAD, who came from 3rd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, TAIPAN fought JUNO and gained 14 points and contributed to THE DEATH SQUAD's 
4-0-0.  BOWSER has lost to I ATE MY WORM, falling 3 points, while helping make THE 
DOGHOUSE a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending its title for another turn, 10% VIGORISH kept 
TOBIR's warrior, KUNG-FU MASTER, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Deeproot Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TOBIR and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in TOBIR again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 10% VIGORISH 4108            13   6  0   110       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JERRY CURL 2480              15   7  0   100       DA AFRO (220)
-HYDE 3927                    18  10  2    91       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOLYNEUX 3921                18  11  0    90       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-BUFFALO SOLDIER 1893          9  12  1    74       DA AFRO (220)
-ZERO THE HERO 4129            6   2  0    72       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 I ATE MY WORM 4053            7   1  0    71       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ABBOTT 4131                   5   0  1    64       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICHAEL PALIN 2750            4   2  0    52       MONTY PYTHON (312)
 BOWSER 4096                   9  13  1    43       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOGCHAIN 4111                 4  11  0    29       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                7   7  0    28       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-WESTON 4137                   2   2  0    28       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISAAC HAYES 3288              1   6  0    23       DA AFRO (220)
-FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181       1   0  0    20       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-BAMBAM MUN 4182               2   0  0    19       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-STUD MUN 4183                 1   1  1    17       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-KILDA 4127                    3   7  0    16       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 THE THING 4185                2   2  0    16       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 TAIPAN 4200                   1   0  0    14       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-SPIDER MUN 4186               1   0  0    13       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-GEORGE FOREMUN 4187           1   0  0    13       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 JUNO 4178                     2   3  0     9       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ANGRY SHEW 4201               1   0  0     6       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-RICK JAMES 3337               1   2  0     5       DA AFRO (220)
 HONEY PUP 4207                0   1  0     1       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAROLD JOHNSON 4130    5  4 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    BOWSER 4096           483         
CATKILLER 4109        10  7 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      ABBOTT 4131           483         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghost of Harold Johnson -- Oh, cheese.  I didn't mean to rip your throat out.  I got
carried away.  Over-excited.  Cheese.  I mean, I didn't like your inn, but it wasn't
THAT bad.  Cheese. -- Bowser

The Thing -- Uh, what thing are we talking about here?  There's one in southeastern
Arizona, f'rintance.  That Thing?  Or some other one. -- Logchain

Abbott -- JUST like a cat!  You guys are all MEAN and SNEAKY and you just don't
UNDERSTAND dogs. -- Ghost of Catkiller

Kilda -- Well, at least you're alive.  That's something, the way things have been
going with us lately. -- Pussyfoot
P.S.  I'd wear more armor if I was you.  Were you?  Even if I'm me, you notice, I
wear more armor.  Sure, it slows me down, but not THAT much.  I still got the first
blow, after all, and it wasn't like I was all gung-ho out there.

Weston -- Hmm, you certainly don't waste any TIME out there.  Which is just as well.
It's bad enough to have to put up with a few seconds of being hit, think what it
would be like if it went on for an hour! -- Juno

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

10% VIGORISH bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
I ATE MY WORM vanquished BOWSER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MICHAEL PALIN demolished PUSSYFOOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
LOGCHAIN defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute fight.
THE THING demolished CONVINCIAN HERO in a 4 minute mismatched competition.
JUNO was vanquished by TAIPAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ANGRY SHEW beat HONEY PUP in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  21 -  3      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  18 -  1      28  |

Turn 484 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      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  10% VIGORISH 4108          13   6  0  110 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
WALL OF STEEL    MICHAEL PALIN 2750          4   2  0   52 MONTY PYTHON (312)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is 10% VIGORISH 4108.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 10% VIGORISH 4108.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICHAEL PALIN 
2750, ANGRY SHEW 4201, I ATE MY WORM 4053, TAIPAN 4200, PUSSYFOOT 4126, LOGCHAIN 
4111, BOWSER 4096, THE THING 4185, JUNO 4178, and HONEY PUP 4207.

The least popular fighter this week was HONEY PUP 4207.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUNO 4178, THE THING 4185, BOWSER 4096, LOGCHAIN 4111, PUSSYFOOT 4126, 
TAIPAN 4200, I ATE MY WORM 4053, ANGRY SHEW 4201, MICHAEL PALIN 2750, and 10% 
VIGORISH 4108.