DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 03/10/2004 Duedate: 03/23/2004 ARVAT ARENA DM-32 TURN-468 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS LOCKED IN CALL THE PRIEST (344) (32-4049) [13-4-1,134] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader LOCKED IN POSITION IS EMPTY CALL THE PRIEST (344) (32-4049) [13-4-1,134] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite TRADEMARK TRADEMARK SARATOGA GLORY (352) SARATOGA GLORY (352) (32-4114) [8-2-1,59] (32-4114) [8-2-1,59] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SARATOGA GLORY (352) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. CALL THE PRIEST (344) 27 2. SARATOGA GLORY (352) 16 SARATOGA GLORY (352) 3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) 13 Unchartered Team 4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) 2 5. BLITZKRIEG II (354) 0 GREEN WARRIORS (266) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352) 38 12 4 76.0 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352) 11 4 0 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344) 58 31 4 65.2 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344) 7 4 0 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) 725 424 38 63.1 3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) 5 10 0 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) 280 407 10 40.8 4- 5*BLITZKRIEG II (354) 4 6 0 5- 5*BLITZKRIEG II (354) 4 6 0 40.0 5/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) 3 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Greetings, Arvat! I return for another turn of being your DM after a thrilling fight with Dieter. As it turns out, his challenge got through instead of mine! I'm not sure if he had a different strategy against me than he typically uses...but if he did, he needs to revamp it again! Next time Dieter, you need to be a better teacher, or I'm going to get mad!!! No one in the challenger champs this turn except Starbreaker (who will again be sitting out), so no challenges from me this turn, I'll just sit back and see who they throw at me. Also, we're still unsure if we'll be fighting in upcoming tourney, or if Noble will hold us out until July. I raise my mug to you Arvat! A toast to all of us who entertain the scant populace that comes out to watch our arena's few fights every turn. Huzzah!! Locked In SPY REPORT I can't believe the violence in ARVAT! I still haven't told Mom I'm writing Spyreports. She'd have a cow! Well, here we go... MVP award for SOLAR MAN? SARATOGA GLORY's proud of him after beating M. CHARDINEE and getting 17 points. Talk about yer major upsets! JASAFRAS' match with SILVER MINNOW cost him a loss of 10 points! Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair? I think LOCKED IN should let STYLISH be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it. Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates? Don't ask me! So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway? It can't be for these really neat Spyreports can it? The warriors of CALL THE PRIEST must be getting lonely. They were the most avoided team. Do you guys know something that I don't? Hhmph! What kind of warriors are SARATOGA GLORY? CALL THE PRIEST, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation! Like, is BASKERVOLE popular, or what? He was challenged the most in all of ARVAT! He's got a 8-25-0, is that good? Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds. All ARVAT ever talks about is fighting! Me, I'm more laid back. Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? Write! (Or have someone write for you.) Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. Its been really albendranius! Later, guys-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LOCKED IN 4049 13 4 1 134 CALL THE PRIEST (344) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -STARBREAKER 4039 14 2 1 142 CALL THE PRIEST (344) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DIETER KWAN 4092 12 5 0 88 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) -TIA M. ATT 4095 10 5 3 83 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) STYLISH 4116 8 2 1 82 SARATOGA GLORY (352) SOLAR MAN 4115 8 2 1 80 SARATOGA GLORY (352) -MAY FISTAFOLES 3852 17 12 0 76 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) -PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029 9 6 1 76 CALL THE PRIEST (344) -LIL ETH 4093 12 4 2 67 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TRADEMARK 4114 8 2 1 59 SARATOGA GLORY (352) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BASKERVOLE 4071 8 25 0 49 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) PRETTY WILD 4113 8 2 0 38 SARATOGA GLORY (352) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SILVER MINNOW 4128 3 5 0 30 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ARGONAUT 4135 2 0 0 24 BLITZKRIEG II (354) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TAD DEVILLE 4140 3 0 0 20 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) JASAFRAS 4136 2 2 0 17 SARATOGA GLORY (352) -DAHLGREN 4132 1 1 0 15 BLITZKRIEG II (354) TASSALTER 4112 1 9 0 14 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) LEVEE LOAFER 4129 4 1 0 13 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) KILLING MACHINE 4139 2 1 0 13 CALL THE PRIEST (344) BOATMAN KU 4130 2 3 1 10 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) -NAUTILUS 4134 1 1 0 6 BLITZKRIEG II (354) -DESERT FOX 4131 0 2 0 2 BLITZKRIEG II (354) -LOGGERHEAD 4133 0 2 0 2 BLITZKRIEG II (354) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BAD 4142 0 1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344 SPYMASTER 331 468 NONE PERSONAL ADS Silver Minnow -- You have probably been the most impressive learner that my manager has ever seen. One day soon you are going to be one scary warrior. Good fight. I'll see you around. -- Pretty Wild Private Property -- See that is what happens when I charge my strategy around a bit and get caught blindsided. I'll be looking you up again really soon. Count on it! -- Trademark P.S. Nice fight. Baskervole -- Sorry about the rough treatment. The Boss wants me up where I can go after some crazy martial artist. I'll see you around. -- Solar Man Veteran Mercenary -- That was fun! Thanks! -- Stylish Boatman Ku -- Good fight. -- Sasafras Solar Man -- Too bad I'm not a solar panel, I could make a FORTUNE from all the rays you're sending my way. As it is, I'll have to SPEND a fortune on sun-block. -- Baskervole, feeling ill-used Nautilus -- I think you need to work out with weapons instead of just weights, you know? But thanks for my first win. -- Tassalter Loggerhead -- I don't go out on the river, I don't need to worry about the snags, man. -- Levee Loafer Jasafras -- Very strange. Too much flowers. -- Boatman Ku Pretty Wild -- Such fine skills! Thank you. -- Silver Minnow Pretty Wild -- Is that what it was? I thought it was just a natural disaster. -- Tasalter Trademark -- (heavy sigh) Probably. -- Baskervole Solar Man -- Scare the fish. -- Boatman Ku 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 18 March 2004 St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start. We are also pleased to announce that in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills. The contest is only 2 turns old and is still wide open. There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill each. Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena. On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to challenge the kLk dominance. We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their supposed home arena. But, they were a no show. Guess they proved what they are really made of. *evil grin* Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge. We are throwing down the gauntlet. Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance. If you don't show up, Chaos, don't feel bad. FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but have chosen to pass on the offer. So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM 36. We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a storyline being actively worked on in the arena. Whatever you like about DM you can find it in JHANS. Bookie mgr. of Suicidal Dreams and Director Jhans Board of Tourism kLk Alliance LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BAD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. TRADEMARK viciously subdued BASKERVOLE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel. TAD DEVILLE defeated LEVEE LOAFER in a unpopular 5 minute amateur's Challenge duel. LOCKED IN overpowered STYLISH in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight. SOLAR MAN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl. JASAFRAS was defeated by SILVER MINNOW in a 2 minute struggle. PRETTY WILD overpowered TASSALTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. BOATMAN KU was defeated by KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute beginner's melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 2 SLASHING ATTACK 19 - 3 - 2 86 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 STRIKING ATTACK 11 - 5 - 1 69 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 WALL OF STEEL 19 - 9 - 1 68 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 LUNGING ATTACK 18 - 10 - 1 64 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 12 - 7 - 1 63 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 8 - 7 - 0 53 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 9 - 1 50 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 7 - 0 36 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 18 - 0 18 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 14 - 0 0 | Turn 468 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-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 2 2 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 AIMED BLOW PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW LOCKED IN 4049 13 4 1 134 CALL THE PRIEST (344) LUNGING ATTACK STYLISH 4116 8 2 1 82 SARATOGA GLORY (352) STRIKING ATTACK SOLAR MAN 4115 8 2 1 80 SARATOGA GLORY (352) SLASHING ATTACK TRADEMARK 4114 8 2 1 59 SARATOGA GLORY (352) WALL OF STEEL PRETTY WILD 4113 8 2 0 38 SARATOGA GLORY (352) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is TRADEMARK 4114. The most popular warrior this turn was TRADEMARK 4114. The ten other most popular fighters were SOLAR MAN 4115, SILVER MINNOW 4128, KILLING MACHINE 4139, LOCKED IN 4049, PRETTY WILD 4113, BASKERVOLE 4071, JASAFRAS 4136, BAD 4142, STYLISH 4116, and TASSALTER 4112. The least popular fighter this week was LEVEE LOAFER 4129. The other ten least popular fighters were TAD DEVILLE 4140, BOATMAN KU 4130, TASSALTER 4112, STYLISH 4116, BAD 4142, JASAFRAS 4136, BASKERVOLE 4071, PRETTY WILD 4113, LOCKED IN 4049, and KILLING MACHINE 4139.