DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIESEL
WARCKERS (362)
(26-4277) [14-14-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIESEL                         SON OF A GUN
WARCKERS (362)                 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
(26-4277) [14-14-0,99]         (26-4382) [5-2-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIO                            MOUNTAIN MIKE
HEADBANGERS (87)               SOULS OF BLACK (303)
(26-4302) [14-10-1,61]         (26-4405) [3-4-1,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WARCKERS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)     28
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         22      WARCKERS (362)
3. SOULS OF BLACK (303)        14      Unchartered Team
4. HOME LIFE (453)             10
5. HEADBANGERS (87)             4      IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          34  11  1 75.6   1/ 1 WARCKERS (362)           12  3 0
 2/ 2 WARCKERS (362)           522 372 28 58.4   2/ 2 HEADBANGERS (87)          9  6 2
 3/ 3 HEADBANGERS (87)         379 275 23 58.0   3/ 4*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   6  2 0
 4- 4 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    150 120 19 55.6   4/ 5 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      4 10 0
 5/ 5 HOME LIFE (453)          126 101  7 55.5   5/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       4 11 0
 6- 6 HISTORY! (391)            43  45  3 48.9   6- 6 WATCH OUT! (432)          3  1 0
 7/ 7 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     199 264 16 43.0   7- 8 HISTORY! (391)            2  3 0
 8/ 8 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      356 528 13 40.3   8- 7 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     2  3 0
 9/ 9*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   11  19  1 36.7   9/ 9 HOME LIFE (453)           1  6 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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for PEIDAO, who pummelled TUK 
ADOW, to pocket 20 points.  TUK ADOW certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to PEIDAO and losing 18 points in the process!  MOUNTAIN TROLL found out 
that CALEAM isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are CALEAM's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble eagle 
soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of WARCKERS, alone and 
unchallenged.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, HEADBANGERS scurried away 
from WARCKERS.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, KORIBUS is the most challenged 
warrior.  As a confidence booster, SPLINTER challenged POPPA LODE, down 24 points.  
Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, SPLINTER?  SPLINTER overcame 
POPPA LODE with a point difference of 24.  So this is what CALEAM calls a duel.  This 
will make an interesting tale.  SON OF A GUN challenged KORIBUS!  Who says IT'S ALL 
RELATIVE are just a bunch of wimps!  SON OF A GUN of IT'S ALL RELATIVE kept his wits 
as he overcame KORIBUS.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in CALEAM is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for CALEAM?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIESEL 4277                  14  14  0    99       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERCULES 3692                13  11  1   106       HISTORY! (391)
-SAPPER 4243                  13   8  2   100       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RICHARD M NIXON 3585         14   9  0    85       HISTORY! (391)
-PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              8   0  0    84       WATCH OUT! (432)
 RAZOR BACK 4317              14   8  0    77       WARCKERS (362)
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            12   2  0    74       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 AMEE 4301                    15   9  2    68       HEADBANGERS (87)
 FLIMSY 4406                   6   0  0    68       WARCKERS (362)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           7   3  1    67       HEADBANGERS (87)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           7   3  1    67       WATCH OUT! (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINISTROPHOBIA 4143          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (432)
 DIO 4302                     14  10  1    61       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORIBUS 4227                  8  32  0    56       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SON OF A GUN 4382             5   2  0    56       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 PEIDAO 4365                   7   6  0    53       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             6   7  2    52       HEADBANGERS (87)
-MELOPHOBIA 4247               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (432)
 MISS PRISS 4371               6   7  0    38       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SPLINTER 4439                 4   0  0    37       HEADBANGERS (87)
 CHARDON 4364                  7   6  2    36       SOULS OF BLACK (303)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUK ADOW 4395                 4   2  0    31       WARCKERS (362)
 MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380          3   4  0    24       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONYX 4409                     4   1  0    22       WARCKERS (362)
 GO-FER 4444                   2   0  0    22       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 AIKSU 4361                    4   9  0    21       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
-DE DE MAO 4397                3   3  0    20       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405            3   4  1    16       SOULS OF BLACK (303)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAPHITE 4408                 2   2  0    14       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 JUMBO SHRIMP 4440             1   2  0    12       HOME LIFE (453)
 TEMOOR 4442                   1   1  0    11       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 POPPA LODE 4392               1   7  0    10       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-MENGELA... 3939               2   2  0     8       HISTORY! (391)
-TWISTED SISTER 4390           1   1  0     8       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 BOUNCER 4445                  0   2  0     2       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE NUGGET 4269     6 22 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     DIO 4302              472         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Warckers -- Better watch out, boys.  Us Headbangers are only 0.3% away from taking
your top spot! -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Dang!  Losing to M. Chardinee and then learning 6 skills!  I am not sure if I am
going to laugh or cry. -- Mountain Troll

Flimsy -- Such an embarrassment.  I can't believe I can't beat you.  Let's try that
again. -- Dio

Diesel -- Yup, nothing but bad matchups up here for me.  Sigh.... -- Amee

Koribus -- No fair!  You taught my brother Mountain Troll much better than that! --
Zodiac Freak

Graphite -- See now, that's what graphite does.  It Splinters. -- Splinter

Diesel -- Congrats on the top spot. -- Headbangers

Zodiac Freak -- I suppose you're going to say that the stars were against me this
day.  Ha! -- Koribus, not a believer

Tuk Adow -- You're quite peculiar.  But then, you ARE a Shew. -- Miss Priss

Mother Superior -- Oh, my, you can show me those moves any day. -- Poppa Lode
P.S.  Without the armor and weapons, of course.

Onyx -- Yeah!  I agree with the crowd: Onyx, Dark Arena. -- Bouncer
P.S.  The crowd is really strange.

Jumbo Shrimp -- Great with a tangy sauce, yes. -- Go-Fer

Most challenged?  I am thrilled, just thrilled.  Who do I blame for that? -- Koribus

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

ZODIAC FREAK was bested by FLIMSY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SON OF A GUN devastated KORIBUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SPLINTER handily defeated POPPA LODE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
AIKSU was vanquished by MISS PRISS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MOUNTAIN MIKE was defeated by ONYX in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
JUMBO SHRIMP devastated BOUNCER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DIESEL overpowered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
RAZOR BACK bested AMEE in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
DIO viciously subdued CHARDON in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
TUK ADOW was vanquished by PEIDAO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOTHER SUPERIOR vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
TEMOOR was beaten by GO-FER in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   6 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  30 -  5      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  25 -  1      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 474 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAZOR BACK 4317            14   8  0   77 WARCKERS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMEE 4301                  15   9  2   68 HEADBANGERS (87)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIO 4302                   14  10  1   61 HEADBANGERS (87)
SLASHING ATTACK  PEIDAO 4365                 7   6  0   53 SOULS OF BLACK (303)
AIMED BLOW       CHARDON 4364                7   6  2   36 SOULS OF BLACK (303)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIO 4302.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIO 4302, MISS PRISS 
4371, FLIMSY 4406, SON OF A GUN 4382, SPLINTER 4439, JUMBO SHRIMP 4440, DIESEL 4277, 
RAZOR BACK 4317, PEIDAO 4365, and MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380.

The least popular fighter this week was TUK ADOW 4395.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOUNCER 4445, AIKSU 4361, POPPA LODE 4392, KORIBUS 4227, TEMOOR 4442, 
CHARDON 4364, AMEE 4301, MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385, ONYX 4409, and ZODIAC FREAK 4353.