Date   : 02/03/2005    Duedate: 02/16/2005


DM-24    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors


(24-4489) [18-9-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STONEFISH                      JAMES T. JERK
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           STAR DRECK (467)
(24-4489) [18-9-0,83]          (24-4590) [7-1-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINE LEAF                      JAMES T. JERK
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            STAR DRECK (467)
(24-4580) [12-11-0,52]         (24-4590) [7-1-0,62]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         25
2. STAR DRECK (467)            12      AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
3. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)         9      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (342)         0
                                       STAR DRECK (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*STAR DRECK (467)           7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       9  6 0
 2- 1*RESCUE RANGERS (342)       8   3  0 72.7   2/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      6  2 1
 3/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      90  76  4 54.2   3/ 0*STAR DRECK (467)          1  0 0
 4/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      439 448 12 49.5   4- 3*RESCUE RANGERS (342)      0  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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Deep Waters #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Great White Shark surfaced and glided to the stone wall of the harbor.  He
had chosen a deserted section at the north end; the lights were all at the other end,
across the river's mouth.  There was no one to see him as he climbed the steps built
into the wall of the waterfront.  No one except, he hoped, his teammate Stonefish,
although the Stonefish had his own prey to hunt this night.  No, the Fish was there.
Shark flicked moisture off his body with a twitch of powerful muscles and accepted
the hooded robe the Fish held out to him.
     Ever courteous to a fellow predator, Shark asked, "How was your hunting
     "Inconclusive."  The Stonefish peered around in the darkness, then led the way
down an alley.  Over his shoulder, he said, "There WAS something there, the hairy
little fishbait had that right.  But it slipped away too quickly.  Yours?"
     The Shark licked his thin lips.  It was a land-animal's gesture, but he had come
to appreciate it.  "Very good."
     "You probably shouldn't have eaten another gladiator."  There was no accusation
in the comment, just thoughtful observation.  "And these landsmen would probably
prefer that you showed remorse."
     The Shark twitched a massive shoulder.  "What is there to regret?  Everyone
dies.  That is the way of life.  And Limpette's death was clean.  Quick.  No one
could ask more."
     "Tell that to the mammals."
     Shark flicked the comment away.  He had more interesting news to impart.  "How
deep would you say the lake is, here at Zorpunt's harbor?"
     Stonefish shrugged.  "I have no idea.  Forty or fifty feet?" he guessed.
"Certainly no more.  The boats that come here only draw ten feet at the most.  Well,
perhaps twelve for the largest.  So?"
     "Out there," the Shark gestured with one webbed hand, "no more than thirty yards
out, the bottom drops away to...a depth I have not yet plumbed.  But very deep.  And
the water changes from fresh to salt."  He licked his lips again.  "I like my meat
with salt on it."
     "Some of the wizard's doing, you think?"
     "What else could it be?"  The Shark walked in silence for several minutes.
Neither he nor Stonefish were bothered by the darkness of the streets or the
possibility of footpads.  "The wizard.  Great Khaldren, he calls himself.  But he is
a shark, too.  I know another predator when I smell one.  I wonder what game HE is

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                               Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 507): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): none
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 496): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 392): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
                           THE TOAD of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for BILL POOLE, who flew up 13 points in the 
rankings after mashing MORDANT DESERTER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PINE LEAF lost to JAMES T. 
JERK and drops 8 points.  Our battling duelmaster GREAT WHITE SHARK has managed to 
hold the title, fending off VETERAN MERCENARY's none too subtle advances.  Better 
luck next time, ZORPUNT.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEFISH 4489               18   9  0    83       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES T. JERK 4590            7   1  0    62       STAR DRECK (467)
-MONTY 3455                    4   1  0    60       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 JOE POOLE 4534               14  11  0    59       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINE LEAF 4580               12  11  0    52       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TRINA LARK 4615               5   3  0    44       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGER SHARK 4575              3   4  0    28       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBBA JONES 4621              3   2  0    22       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIPAN 4583                   1   5  0    22       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-DALE 3458                     4   1  0    21       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 BILL POOLE 4634               1   0  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIMPETTE 4581         14  8 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     GREAT WHITE SHAR 4511 496 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Limpette -- Burp.... --Great White Shark

Zorpunt -- Hmmm...is it just me or is this arena shrinking?? -- Aussie Killers

Great White Shark -- I KNEW it was a mistake to go swimming just THERE, and without
my shark repellent.  Fool that I was!  I told myself "just this once," and "it'll
only be a quick dip."  Well, see if I ever do THAT again, eh? -- Ghost of Limpette

Stonefish -- You are the most maddening thing! -- Pine Leaf

Taipan -- Think of yourself as a surrogate for Great White Shark, a killer I would
not personally dare to cross. -- Joe Poole

A Cult Member?  Bah.  Humbug. -- Trina Lark

What?  I got the Mordant Deserter AGAIN?  Drat! -- Bubba Jones

And to make matters worse, I have the hiccups.

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREAT WHITE SHARK devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
STONEFISH overcame VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 5 minute veteran's Title match.
PINE LEAF was bested by JAMES T. JERK in a 2 minute gory contest.
TRINA LARK overpowered TAIPAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JOE POOLE slimly won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute duel.
BUBBA JONES overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BILL POOLE devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 497 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 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489             18   9  0   83 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
LUNGING ATTACK   JAMES T. JERK 4590          7   1  0   62 STAR DRECK (467)
WALL OF STEEL    JOE POOLE 4534             14  11  0   59 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TRINA LARK 4615             5   3  0   44 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PINE LEAF 4580.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JAMES T. JERK 4590.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOE POOLE 4534, 
LEAF 4580,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PINE LEAF 4580.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUBBA JONES 4621, TAIPAN 4583, BILL POOLE 4634, TRINA LARK 4615, 
STONEFISH 4489, JOE POOLE 4534, JAMES T. JERK 4590,  0,  0, and  0.

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


                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQUATCH 1794 (198-115-7)               4  3  0         LOST IN SPACE        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457 (27-34-0)       3  3  0         DIABLO ALSO          
JOHN ASHCROFT 4355 (23-39-2)           2  3  0         DOH!                 
TRUMP 4359 (30-52-1)                   2  3  0         BAD HAND             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DONAHAR 3006 (11-9-0)                  1  3  0         MAGIC REALM          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GYRADOS 4476 (15-4-0)                  4  3  1         WATER DECK           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WARTORTLE 4521 (10-4-1)                7  3  0         WATER DECK           
MONTY 3455 (4-1-0)                     1  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       
AMU-DARYA 4395 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         GEOGRAPHY 101        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JFX 4265 (3-2-0)                       5  3  0         CHARM CITY           
DALE 3458 (4-1-0)                      4  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       
JAMES T. JERK 4590 (6-1-0)             4  3  0         STAR DRECK           
TENTACRUEL 4588 (3-4-0)                4  3  0         WATER DECK           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POOP SLINGER 4478 (1-1-0)              2  3  0         LOOK OUT!!           
LAINIE 4320 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         LOOKWHTTHEROOKIEDID  
VAPOREON 4613 (1-1-0)                  0  3  0         WATER DECK           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EX-GIRLFRIEND 4618 (0-0-0)             3  3  1         LOOK OUT!!