DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 03/10/2004 Duedate: 03/23/2004 MURSKA ARENA DM-35 TURN-459 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS INANNA LADY OF BATTLES (336) (35-3537) [11-5-0,106] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader INANNA MEGALODON LADY OF BATTLES (336) DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358) (35-3537) [11-5-0,106] (35-3838) [3-0-0,28] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite GWALCHMAI CLYDE CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) LOST CAUSE (268) (35-3749) [16-10-3,73] (35-3665) [9-8-2,45] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM STRONGHOLD (282) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 30 2. LOST CAUSE (268) 28 LADY OF BATTLES (336) 3. THE BEARS (253) 15 Unchartered Team 4. DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358) 7 5. LADY OF BATTLES (336) 2 DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358) 3 0 0 100 1/ 3 STRONGHOLD (282) 8 7 1 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (357) 9 6 2 60.0 2- 1*BLITZKRIEG (357) 6 4 2 3/ 3 LADY OF BATTLES (336) 20 14 0 58.8 3/ 4 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 6 9 0 4/ 4 THE BEARS (253) 317 234 20 57.5 4/ 5 LOST CAUSE (268) 6 9 0 5/ 5 LOST CAUSE (268) 280 231 26 54.8 5/ 7*DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358) 3 0 0 6- 6 FERROUS MEN (11) 101 95 7 51.5 6/ 8 LADY OF BATTLES (336) 3 1 0 7/ 7 STRONGHOLD (282) 22 24 3 47.8 7- 2 FERROUS MEN (11) 3 7 0 8/ 8 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) 425 646 18 39.7 8/ 6 THE BEARS (253) 2 2 1 '*' 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. Well, this is unexpected. I didn't even realize I was fighting the Duelmaster (and Lord Protector to boot!) until the fight was over. He has more FE just showing in his arena record than I have total. I guess I got pretty lucky beating him and was rewarded with an excellent learn rate. My manager is very lazy and didn't issue and challenges for me so we'll see what the match-ups are next turn. Either way it looks like I'll be fighting a WS. Hmmm...not so good for me, but perhaps I'll get lucky again. Until then, Duelmistress Inanna SPY REPORT Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport. I doubt MURSKA will ever be the same. It seems the training can make the difference, as BLITZKRIEG is pushed out of top team by STRONGHOLD, who came from 3rd with a 2-3-0 this turn. Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for FERROUS MEN, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 7th. And let's see, LYN SAIN fought DEATH DEALER and gained 17 points and contributed to CHILDREN OF LLYR's 2-3-0. KAN'SHI has lost to TOM THUMB, falling 10 points, while helping make STRONGHOLD a 2-3-0 turn. The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and INANNA remains MURSKA's top warrior for another turn. Tell me, is nothing sacred? I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Fire Dragon Inn uses trolls in their stew. Talk about gristle! I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling. A basher friend of mine assures me this is true. I also notice that the FERROUS MEN stable was the most avoided team this turn. Come on MURSKA, what are you afraid of? And guess who avoided FERROUS MEN stable the most? Believe it or not, it was STRONGHOLD. Anyone surprised? The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace. Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed. 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. It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy. Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME INANNA 3537 11 5 0 106 LADY OF BATTLES (336) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -IRONMONGER 1022 13 9 0 82 FERROUS MEN (11) GWALCHMAI 3749 16 10 3 73 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TOM THUMB 3791 6 1 1 62 THE BEARS (253) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MONA FERRULE 1041 12 8 0 54 FERROUS MEN (11) SPARHAWK 2927 7 5 0 51 STRONGHOLD (282) KAN'SHI 3802 5 3 1 50 STRONGHOLD (282) CLYDE 3665 9 8 2 45 LOST CAUSE (268) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -O'MALLEY 3816 2 1 1 31 BLITZKRIEG (357) SEBASTION 3834 2 1 0 29 STRONGHOLD (282) OISAN 3794 5 10 0 28 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -LORD FERRIC 1181 4 3 2 28 FERROUS MEN (11) MEGALODON 3838 3 0 0 28 DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358) -BARRISTER 3817 2 1 0 24 BLITZKRIEG (357) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STUPID 3840 2 0 0 23 LOST CAUSE (268) BRANGWYN 3793 2 13 0 19 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LYN SAIN 3849 1 0 0 17 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) -FLASH 3818 2 1 1 14 BLITZKRIEG (357) -LADY FERRIC 1180 3 4 0 13 FERROUS MEN (11) -DARLING NIKKI 3842 1 0 0 13 BLITZKRIEG (357) MUSCLE HEAD 3847 1 0 0 10 STRONGHOLD (282) -BADDA BADDA 3815 2 1 0 7 BLITZKRIEG (357) DEATH DEALER 3826 1 3 0 6 STRONGHOLD (282) BROKE 3846 1 0 0 6 LOST CAUSE (268) ESTHER 3739 1 1 0 6 LADY OF BATTLES (336) PANE 3822 1 3 0 6 LOST CAUSE (268) -IRON SKILLET 3843 0 1 0 1 FERROUS MEN (11) OLD BLUE 3829 0 1 0 1 THE BEARS (253) CU-CADAL 3848 0 1 0 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? RED HERRING 3827 0 1 0 THE BEARS 253 O'MALLEY 3816 457 MELGWYN 3804 3 6 0 CHILDREN OF LLYR 141 KAN'SHI 3802 458 DEAD 3841 0 2 0 LOST CAUSE 268 SHEWISH GIANT 21 459 NONE HURT 3833 0 2 0 LOST CAUSE 268 FLASH 3818 458 RIPPER 3819 2 1 0 STRONGHOLD 282 LORD FERRIC 1181 456 REVENGED DEATH DEALER 3820 1 1 1 STRONGHOLD 282 LORD FERRIC 1181 455 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS Mel -- I'm sorry, friend. I await your bloodfeud. (bows) -- Kan'shi Nick -- I was not running Kan to kill--7KD attacking LL--but these things do happen. After all, we aren't playing cribbage out there on the sands. We await your bloodfeud, friend. -- Silver Mona -- Now I know why they call you Mona, heheh.... I'm still moaning over here; good fight. -- Sparhawk Lord Ferr -- Our death has been avenged. You are a worthy warrior. (bow) -- Sebastion Dead -- Too bad I didn't kill you. Then your name would have merit. :) -- Death Dealer (drooling) Ironmonger -- You hate me, don't you? You'd like to see me carried out feet first. Not if I can help it! -- Gwalchmai P.S. But I need more skills. Try to teach better next time we meet. Kan'Shi -- Guess not. -- Ghost of Melgwyn O'Malley -- Darn. I thought you were coming out with a MALLET, and I was set for that, and look where it got me! -- Oisan P.S. Good fight. You didn't waste a second there. Barrister -- I'd better remember not to mess with lawyers next time. Ouch! -- Brangwyn Inanna -- Enjoy the skills. I'm out of here. -- Bran ap Cadal 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 DEAD was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. TOM THUMB bested KAN'SHI in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel. INANNA viciously subdued GWALCHMAI in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Title match. CLYDE viciously subdued SEBASTION in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice fight. SPARHAWK won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight. OISAN overpowered PANE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. BRANGWYN was outlasted by STUPID in a 7 minute expert vs. beginner upset melee. ESTHER was vanquished by MEGALODON in a 1 minute uneven fight. DEATH DEALER was vanquished by LYN SAIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight. OLD BLUE was handily defeated by MUSCLE HEAD in a 1 minute one-sided bout. BROKE subdued CU-CADAL in a 2 minute amateur's match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 5 AIMED BLOW 4 - 2 - 0 67 | |LUNGING ATTACK 4 LUNGING ATTACK 24 - 13 - 1 65 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 3 - 1 63 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 PARRY-STRIKE 10 - 7 - 0 59 | |AIMED BLOW 1 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 3 - 0 57 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 7 - 3 56 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 WALL OF STEEL 17 - 14 - 3 55 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 SLASHING ATTACK 6 - 5 - 1 55 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 10 - 0 33 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 8 - 22 - 0 27 | Turn 459 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 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 4 3 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK INANNA 3537 11 5 0 106 LADY OF BATTLES (336) WALL OF STEEL GWALCHMAI 3749 16 10 3 73 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141) AIMED BLOW TOM THUMB 3791 6 1 1 62 THE BEARS (253) PARRY-LUNGE KAN'SHI 3802 5 3 1 50 STRONGHOLD (282) SLASHING ATTACK CLYDE 3665 9 8 2 45 LOST CAUSE (268) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is GWALCHMAI 3749. The most popular warrior this turn was CLYDE 3665. The ten other most popular fighters were INANNA 3537, SPARHAWK 2927, BRANGWYN 3793, BROKE 3846, TOM THUMB 3791, LYN SAIN 3849, OISAN 3794, MEGALODON 3838, DEATH DEALER 3826, and MUSCLE HEAD 3847. The least popular fighter this week was STUPID 3840. The other ten least popular fighters were CU-CADAL 3848, OLD BLUE 3829, ESTHER 3739, PANE 3822, SEBASTION 3834, GWALCHMAI 3749, KAN'SHI 3802, DEAD 3841, MUSCLE HEAD 3847, and DEATH DEALER 3826.