DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ABSOLUCIOUN
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4872) [10-9-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOVEREYN                       TOASTY
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-4870) [14-5-0,128]         (25-5015) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOVEREYN                       SOVEREYN
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4870) [14-5-0,128]         (25-4870) [14-5-0,128]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          51
2. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)        30      CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
3. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)     0      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      -4
                                       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SPONGMONKEYS (467)         4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)     12  3 1
 2- 1 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  21  11  3 65.6   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 3/ 2 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      57  32  2 64.0   3/ 0*SPONGMONKEYS (467)        4  1 1
 4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    79  56  4 58.5   4- 3 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  1  0 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

     Greetings, Warriors of LYRATILAN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at 
SPONGMONKEYS are walking tall, as they are ranked 3rd on their first try!  Going for 
the Duelmaster soon?  SPONGMONKEYS had cause to celebrate, after TOASTY got 15 points 
by beating POLITE BEGGAR.  BRON CHOLLU certainly had a baffled expression on his 
face, after losing to SQUYER and losing 7 points in the process!  Those who hoped for 
a new Duelmaster were disappointed by XYLZ AREE, of THE MIDDLE WAY 4, who despite a 
13-10-1 couldn't overcome LYRATILAN's Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in LYRATILAN would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  LYRATILAN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Piper's Rest.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABSOLUCIOUN 4872             10   9  1   117       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOVEREYN 4870                14   5  0   128       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUYER 4871                  12   7  0    85       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 NOLAN ORGEL 4981             16  11  1    79       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 XYLZ AREE 4987               13  10  1    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             12  11  0    60       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 YENTA ZEL 4986               16   8  1    58       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAYED HOME 4967              5   2  1    43       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
 HONOUR 5002                   3   1  0    38       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELAWESHIPE 4968              3   1  0    19       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 VELOND WOK 5006               2   0  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         1   0  0     8       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNT 337  0  1 0   1                   ZEPPELIN 5014         473 NONE    
TAM ULLAN 4984        15 10 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  ABSOLUCIOUN 4872      471         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Absolucioun -- What were you doing in my bathtub?  You must've broken into the
guildhouse, and then completely IGNORED the posted schedule.  I mean, that time slot
was MINE in the tub.  Not anybody else's.  You encroacher! -- Bron Chollu

Sovereyn -- If I can think of a sovereyn remedy for losing to you (other than
practicing or strategy changes), I'm going for it! -- Nolan Orgel

That wasn't really a virginal concubine.  After all, she's a dog, and how many
virginal female dogs are there out there?  Either she's been spayed, in which case
her virginality is moot, or she's lying through her fangs. -- Xylz Aree, not one to
be indignant in silence

Squyer -- I think you're a quyer one, is what I think. -- Yenta Zel

Felaweship -- The horror of it, to be skill-raped on my first appearance in the
arena!  I figure you OWE me, girl.  Big time. -- Velond Wok

Nobody was most challenged, and nobody was most avoided, and nobody wrote either
personals or a duelmaster's column.  There are TOO MANY days like this. -- Leeta,
Middle Way

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

ABSOLUCIOUN bested XYLZ AREE in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
SOVEREYN demolished NOLAN ORGEL in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
SQUYER devastated BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HONOUR was savagely defeated by YENTA ZEL in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
FELAWESHIPE vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
VELOND WOK luckily beat PUFFIN in a 2 minute gory amateur's brawl.
WE LIKE THE MOON overcame FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
ZEPPELIN slaughtered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TOASTY vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PEPPER BAAAR! overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   1 -  1      90  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 473 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ABSOLUCIOUN 4872           10   9  1  117 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
AIMED BLOW       SOVEREYN 4870              14   5  0  128 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    NOLAN ORGEL 4981           16  11  1   79 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
PARRY-LUNGE      HONOUR 5002                 3   1  0   38 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOVEREYN 4870.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOVEREYN 4870.  The ten other most popular fighters were ABSOLUCIOUN 4872, YENTA 
ZEL 4986, PUFFIN 5012, XYLZ AREE 4987, SQUYER 4871, FELAWESHIPE 4968, WE LIKE THE 
MOON 5013, TOASTY 5015, PEPPER BAAAR! 5016, and NOLAN ORGEL 4981.

The least popular fighter this week was BRON CHOLLU 4988.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZEPPELIN 5014, VELOND WOK 5006, HONOUR 5002, NOLAN ORGEL 4981, 
PEPPER BAAAR! 5016, TOASTY 5015, WE LIKE THE MOON 5013, FELAWESHIPE 4968, SQUYER 
4871, and XYLZ AREE 4987.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

NOLAN ORGEL (25-4981) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)