Date   : 02/09/2005    Duedate: 02/22/2005


DM-30    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4468) [11-1-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK STAR                      STINGER
THE WARLOCKS (430)             RANDOM (391)
(30-4468) [11-1-1,132]         (30-4098) [4-2-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAMEHENDGE (299)               THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4414) [12-10-1,80]         (30-4480) [7-4-1,52]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RANDOM (391)                42
2. LENPROS (145)               37      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. CRYSTAL PALACE (435)        15      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)          12
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           9      CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       12  3 0
 2/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)        47  13  4 78.3   2/ 2 GAMEHENDGE (299)          8  4 0
 3/ 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  59  34  2 63.4   3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  7  5 0
 4/ 5*RANDOM (391)               5   3  0 62.5   4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 5/ 3 LENPROS (145)            799 531 23 60.1   5/ 6*RANDOM (391)              3  2 0
 6/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)          73  66  6 52.5   6/ 5 LENPROS (145)             3  5 1
 7/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       370 496  6 42.7   7/ 0*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      2  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===---

 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 is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for STINGER, who pummelled TELA, to pocket 27 points.  
Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, FREEDA was winsome, after beating THE WIND 
and seeing it lose 11 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed 
by KHALHUMS DWARF, of IAYE, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome IAYE's Number 1.  
So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? 
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of GAMEHENDGE 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with 
its tail between its legs, LENPROS scurried away from GAMEHENDGE.  Oh, the shame!  
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and BERTHA is it right now.  Most challenged 
warrior.  Isn't THE WARLOCKS proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Sober up, young warriors, and take note of LARUSSA's fate!  ADMIRAL ISO of 
LENPROS handily did him in.  Experience counts for something on IAYE's sands.  Ask 
not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into 
an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in IAYE is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  IAYE, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Rat Nest.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK STAR 4468               11   1  1   132       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4469                  12   0  0   107       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 ADMIRAL ISO 4202             12   5  2    94       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR SEDALIA 4245         12   5  0    89       LENPROS (145)
 SIERRA 4477                  11   2  1    84       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414          12  10  1    80       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELA 2973                    16  15  0    63       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 GISSANNIAH 4486               8   7  0    63       RED DOG GANG (356)
 STINGER 4098                  4   2  0    63       RANDOM (391)
 H. HATRACK 4481               9   2  2    60       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247           9   3  0    59       LENPROS (145)
 WALT WEISS 4482               9   2  0    57       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREEDA 4485                   6   9  0    53       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480            7   4  1    52       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 THE RIVER 4460               10   2  0    46       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 THE WIND 4461                 7   5  1    41       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 CANDYMAN 4467                 8   4  0    35       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERROJO 4510                  3   4  0    30       RED DOG GANG (356)
 STEINBACH 4473                4  10  0    28       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RISHTEKE 4511                 3   4  0    23       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MOPT 4103                     1   0  0    15       RANDOM (391)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 2   3  0     9       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ENCHANTED 4517                1   0  0     8       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 UNSCATHED 4516                1   0  0     7       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LARUSSA 4508           7  1 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS 431 ADMIRAL ISO 4202      490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dark Star -- Congratulations on your great run as Duelmaster.  Bashers rule! --

Dark Star -- What would you do without a Senator in your pocket? -- Senator Sedalia

Gissanniah -- Pretty name, I agree.  Nasty disposition!  Whew! -- Dr. Rosenzweig

Chief Tomtom (WS) -- Despite his bragging ways did not live through the FTF.  A
slasher set fire to his teepee. -- Lenpro

Soon Pastor Pentane and Paratoms will join The Lenpros in the arena.  Perhaps they
will wait until after the Mailer to have their coming out party. -- Lenpro

Dr. Rosenzweig -- I eat an apple every day. -- Gissanniah

Tela -- (wincing)  That could have gone better for me.  Talk about a rotten match.
(sighs, shaking head)  But would Leeta issue a challenge or an avoid?  No, of course
not. -- Freeda

Steinbach -- You've been cursed by your team name. -- Perrojo

Candyman -- I knew it would come out like that.  But at least I'm still alive. --

Must not be much of a cult. -- Rishteke

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.

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

ADMIRAL ISO butchered LARUSSA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SENATOR SEDALIA was viciously subdued by BERTHA in a 5 minute Challenge battle.
DR. ROSENZWEIG unbelievably bested CRAZY FINGERS in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
DARK STAR savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute master's Title match.
SIERRA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MESSENGER BIRD bested GISSANNIAH in a popular 3 minute competition.
WALT WEISS was handily defeated by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
H. HATRACK was viciously subdued by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
TELA was vanquished by STINGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FREEDA narrowly defeated THE WIND in a 2 minute melee.
THE RIVER beat PERROJO in a exciting 6 minute fight.
RISHTEKE was savagely defeated by CANDYMAN in a 1 minute bloody competition.
STEINBACH devastated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BIGFOOTS was viciously subdued by MOPT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.
UNSCATHED unbelievably bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 7 minute amateur's bout.
ENCHANTED unbelievably bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 3 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        17 -   4 -  2      81  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   4 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  11 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   6 -  3      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 490 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DARK STAR 4468             11   1  1  132 THE WARLOCKS (430)
PARRY-LUNGE      BERTHA 4469                12   0  0  107 THE WARLOCKS (430)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SENATOR SEDALIA 4245       12   5  0   89 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIERRA 4477                11   2  1   84 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
STRIKING ATTACK  MESSENGER BIRD 4414        12  10  1   80 GAMEHENDGE (299)
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  16  15  0   63 GAMEHENDGE (299)
WALL OF STEEL    GISSANNIAH 4486             8   7  0   63 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CRAZY FINGERS 4480.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERTHA 4469, 
4098, THE WIND 4461, CANDYMAN 4467, and STEINBACH 4473.

The least popular fighter this week was UNSCATHED 4516.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE RIVER 4460, RISHTEKE 4511, TELA 2973, LARUSSA 4508, BIGFOOTS 4512,