Date   : 02/10/2005    Duedate: 02/23/2005


DM-33    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-4505) [19-14-0,78]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TATHARLI                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        
(33-4505) [19-14-0,78]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TATHARLI                       BROCCOLI
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        VEGGIES (435)
(33-4505) [19-14-0,78]         (33-7285) [2-1-0,27]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     25
2. VEGGIES (435)               21      VEGGIES (435)
3. LUROCIANS II (92)            0      Unchartered Team
4. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)        0
5. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)       -11      MITHRAL HALO (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    133  96 12 58.1   1/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   9  6 0
 2- 3 LUROCIANS II (92)        355 326 24 52.1   2- 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     7  0 0
 3/ 4 VEGGIES (435)            178 166 11 51.7   3/ 3 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      5 10 0
 4/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     112 105 15 51.6   4/ 4 VEGGIES (435)             4  4 0
 5/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   68  81  0 45.6   5- 5 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  1 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 508): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 508): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 502): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 504): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 502): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 501): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 493): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 248): DROKK of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 490): TRADEMARK of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 488): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 481): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 444): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 207): NO-PAIN-4U of EXTREMISTS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 369): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 348): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 394): HERMES of MYTHICAL from DELARQ TOR (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 508): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 508): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 502): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 504): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 502): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 501): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 493): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 248): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 490): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 488): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 481): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 444): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 207): SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 369): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 348): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 394): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 508): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                           JUDGE PARKER of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 501): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 490): TRADEMARK of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
              (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 481): RED FERN of VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in NIYTYOLE ISLAND this turn, and 
let's start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SACKETT'S & CO. is pushed out of top team by THE SEWING CIRCLE, who 
came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, COOL HAND HAMMER fought HOFTA 
LAUGH and gained 13 points and contributed to CASINO HAMMERZ's 1-4-0.  BIG CASINO 
HAMMER has lost to BROCCOLI, falling 11 points, while helping make CASINO HAMMERZ a 
1-4-0 turn.  Due to hers absence and inability to defend the throne, CLINCH has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on TATHARLI this turn as she ascended to 
the throne of Duelmaster.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Don't 
Drop Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIYTYOLE ISLAND and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in NIYTYOLE ISLAND again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATHARLI 4505                19  14  0    78       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINCH 7133                  13   2  1   118       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-LADY KALDRA 5451              8   6  1    98       LUROCIANS II (92)
-LONIGAN 7022                 13  12  1    91       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                11   9  3    84       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY WU 6815                  8   7  0    63       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SUCCOTASH 7253                6   1  0    63       VEGGIES (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245       10   8  0    51       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         9   9  0    46       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-LADY CLAIRE 7125              3   1  0    42       LUROCIANS II (92)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          9   9  0    39       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7  11  0    32       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              7   8  0    29       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 BROCCOLI 7285                 2   1  0    27       VEGGIES (435)
 THIMBELL 4836                 3   9  0    26       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 TWIGGY 4992                   3   0  0    25       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-HOPALONG 7259                 2   2  0    24       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        3   3  1    14       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 TYLER 4993                    1   2  0     8       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARTY CHOKE 7290        2  1 0 VEGGIES 435           BIG CASINO HAMME 7277 486 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Niytyole Neighbors -- Another due date sneaks up on me again!  Good thing for most of
you that my stable is running on Warrior Maintenance! -- Hammer

Catlow -- I never did like cats, and that was definitely low.  Ouch. -- Tatharli
P.S.  Congratulations.

Broccoli -- Euwh!  I'm not surprised you're Karnhorn.  Everybody knows they're
strange. -- Hofta Laugh

Big Casino Hammer -- I like red-headed women, but you're too pushy. -- Thimbell

Who's been feeding the Fratsfa Slave meat? -- Tyler

By Chanel, the Embezzling Scribe is even worse than the Fratsfa Slave!  Talk about
UGLY clothing! -- Twiggy

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

TATHARLI devastated STONE FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HOFTA LAUGH was vanquished by COOL HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
BLUFFING HAMMER was demolished by SUCCOTASH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BIG CASINO HAMMER was viciously subdued by BROCCOLI in a popular 1 minute contest.
MAVERICK HAMMER was outlasted by THIMBELL in a unpopular 12 minute competition.
TYLER defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
TWIGGY bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  17 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  1      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 489 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              19  14  0   78 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUCCOTASH 7253              6   1  0   63 VEGGIES (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TATHARLI 4505.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BROCCOLI 7285.  The ten other most popular fighters were COOL HAND HAMMER 7243, 

The least popular fighter this week was THIMBELL 4836.  The other ten least popular 
TYLER 4993, and COOL HAND HAMMER 7243.