Date   : 02/19/2005    Duedate: 03/04/2005


DM-16    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors


(16-4413) [30-17-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELIX                          O.J. THE JUICE
ARENA FELINES (452)            ALL IN MY HEAD (568)
(16-4413) [30-17-1,123]        (16-5505) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CAT MAN DO                     SHOCHU
ARENA FELINES (452)            YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-4901) [13-14-0,90]         (16-4912) [10-9-2,79]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)       45
2. ARENA FELINES (452)         21      STAR DRECK TNG (562)
3. STAR DRECK TNG (562)        18      Unchartered Team
4. ALL IN MY HEAD (568)        17
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         16      ALL IN MY HEAD (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STAR DRECK TNG (562)       9   3  1 75.0   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  1 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  290 151  5 65.8   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (452)       8  5 0
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      140  93  7 60.1   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 0
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK II (565)       15  12  4 55.6   4/ 5 FUNKY FOLK II (565)       4  2 1
 5/ 8*ALL IN MY HEAD (568)       4   4  0 50.0   5/ 6*ALL IN MY HEAD (568)      4  4 0
 6/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)          100 120 12 45.5   6/ 7*DAGGERS EDGE (566)        3  4 0
 7/ 9*DAGGERS EDGE (566)         3   4  0 42.9   7/ 8 STAR DRECK TNG (562)      2  1 0
 8- 6 THUNDER CLAP (543)        44  63  5 41.1   8/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)     2  3 0
 9/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      405 584 16 41.0   9/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  4 0
10/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)      2   3  0 40.0  10- 9 THUNDER CLAP (543)        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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  There were bitter words at YAMABUSHI's 
guildhouse after a 0-2-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 9th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  The city turned out in welcome to meet the banners of a new guild, 
FORCE OF FIVE 2, as they entered the city this week. May victory find you!  PUNH 
JENTLY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
KUROHANA and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, PUNH JENTLY put down KUROHANA, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in 
the process.  Although SHOCHU made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious FELIX.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that 
he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In WILLAF "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in WILLAF these days is YAMABUSHI.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of GOLDEN GLADIATORS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after O. PUN PLEEZJ.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that OLD BALDY posted a TV challenge against the more 
highly recognized O. PUN PLEEZJ.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand OLD 
BALDY bested O. PUN PLEEZJ.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  CARRIE OAKEY has the town astir with the news of hers Dark 
Arena victory!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELIX 4413                   30  17  1   123       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUSHIMO 5101                 13  13  3    98       YAMABUSHI (432)
 FLUFFY 5060                  16   3  0    94       ARENA FELINES (452)
 OLD BALDY 5449                8   3  1    94       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           17  40  0    91       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT MAN DO 4901              13  14  0    90       ARENA FELINES (452)
 SHOCHU 4912                  10   9  2    79       YAMABUSHI (432)
-OLD GOLD 3878                 9   9  0    72       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDENROD 4805               10   2  0    70       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CARRIE OAKEY 5469             6   0  3    69       FUNKY FOLK II (565)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD FILLING 4510            15   4  0    56       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485              6   3  0    56       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
-KUROME 5342                   7   8  2    41       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MARI ACHIE 5471               4   3  1    39       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 KUROHANA 5128                10   4  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)
-TANOSHII 5488                 3   1  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAN DAUFFISH 5472            2   1  0    27       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-SPLASH 5480                   3   2  1    26       THUNDER CLAP (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. FISH 5482                  5   7  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 O.J. THE JUICE 5505           2   0  0    20       ALL IN MY HEAD (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORDI LAFROG 5451            1   0  0    18       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
 KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          1   0  0    18       ARENA FELINES (452)
-APRIL FOOLS 5476              2   4  1    15       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491       2   0  0    15       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BOBO THE CLOWN 5509           1   0  0    15       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
 MOOK 5503                     1   1  0    14       ALL IN MY HEAD (568)
 ANOTHER ONE! 5510             1   0  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
-HEC-TOR 5478                  2   4  0    12       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              2   4  0    10       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDEN ARCHES 4984            1   0  0    10       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 VANGOR 5521                   1   0  0    10       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
-DARK MAGE 5497                1   0  0    10       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
-SHADOW WRAITH 5495            1   1  0     5       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
-MONDAY 5487                   1   1  0     4       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 DIRTY KITTEN 5507             1   1  0     4       ALL IN MY HEAD (568)
-DEADLY VENOM 5496             0   1  0     1       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 SLIPPERY SUE 5508             0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
-HOWLING ARC 5493              0   1  0     1       DAGGERS EDGE (566)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACK ORC 536          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CARRIE OAKEY 5469     506 NONE    
CRUD 5511              0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 2 569   ARENAMASTER KHARA 539 506 NONE    
MARGE THE HOUSE 5513   0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 2 569   CONVICTED THIEF 517   506 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yamabushi -- And to think we thought you liked us nice-people Golden Glads.  "Scams,
tricks, spineless...!"  Ouch, that hurts! -- King Midas
P.S.  I knew from my psychiatrist that I had a gold hang-up, but, gee willikers!
P.P.S.  And we agree with you that the RUGS treated Tanoshii very, very poorly.  Wow!

That said by Midas, I hope I didn't hurt Kurohana too badly? -- Goldenrod

Duelmaster Felix -- Clearly I am not one capable of usurping your throne.  Well
fought.  The best gladiator won. -- Old Gold (feeling, like, very old)

Jorja -- Well, we're certainly and unequivocally glad to see you again. -- Midas and
The Golden Gladiators

Shadow Wraith -- Luck was all on my side.  And I am so glad.  Golden glad! -- Golden

What a turn!  I don't believe I have ever had BOTH "the most popular warrior" and
"the least popular fighter" in the same round!  Wow!  Life is just downright golden!
-- Midas With The Golden Touch

Old Baldy -- At least you're not a cat.  A bald cat would be horrible to contemplate.
-- O. Pun Pleezj
P.S.  Disregard the rude statement put into my mouth by some cad of a reporter.  You
are not worthless and weak, and I'm very glad to have you here.

Mari Achie -- All that, erm, contour, and you have rhythm, too!  Amazing. -- O. Fish

Cat Man Do -- I don't mind if you do at all. -- Peach Nutt, graduating and surprised

Cat A. Clysmic -- Note my name next time and take it easy, okay? -- Punh JENTLY

Howling Arc -- Well, now!  That was a fine... Ketl o' Physhe

Goldenrod -- What an offensive suggestion!  I'm not fish.  Just your common oaf. --
O. Fish

Gold Filling -- Nobody has gold fillings these days!  It's all porcelain. -- O. Fish

Yamabushi -- The random matches are not my department.  The handicapper does that,
based on some arcane data from the Commission.  If you don't like them, I recommend
that you issue challenges. -- Arenamaster Kharak
P.S.  Besides, we've always done it this way.

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

CARRIE OAKEY viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRUD was murdered by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
OLD BALDY subdued O. PUN PLEEZJ in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
CAT MAN DO was bested by PEACH NUTT in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
GOLD FILLING defeated CAT A. CLYSMIC in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FELIX unbelievably bested SHOCHU in a popular 4 minute bloody uneven Title brawl.
FLUFFY overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GOLDENROD overpowered MARI ACHIE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KUROHANA was vanquished by PUNH JENTLY in a 4 minute uneven duel.
O. FISH was defeated by O.J. THE JUICE in a 1 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
KETL PHYSHE was beaten by MOOK in a popular 1 minute melee.
DIRTY KITTEN was overpowered by KITTEN KABOODLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANOTHER ONE! devastated MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BOBO THE CLOWN demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.
SLIPPERY SUE was overpowered by VANGOR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MARGE THE HOUSE was savagely slain by CONVICTED THIEF in a 6 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  10 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  1      29  |

Turn 506 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         2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELIX 4413                 30  17  1  123 ARENA FELINES (452)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLUFFY 5060                16   3  0   94 ARENA FELINES (452)
SLASHING ATTACK  OLD BALDY 5449              8   3  1   94 STAR DRECK TNG (562)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHOCHU 4912                10   9  2   79 YAMABUSHI (432)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLDENROD 4805             10   2  0   70 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       PUNH JENTLY 5485            6   3  0   56 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CAT MAN DO 4901.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHOCHU 4912.  The ten other most popular fighters were OLD BALDY 5449, CAT A. 
5060, O.J. THE JUICE 5505, FELIX 4413, and GOLDENROD 4805.

The least popular fighter this week was MARGE THE HOUSE 5513.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SLIPPERY SUE 5508, BOBO THE CLOWN 5509, DIRTY KITTEN 5507, 
5113, CRUD 5511, and VANGOR 5521.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:



     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*)