Date   : 02/18/2005    Duedate: 03/03/2005


DM-40    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors


MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
(40-4112) [7-1-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEYOND THE PALE (337)          MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
(40-3930) [11-45-2,80]         (40-4112) [7-1-0,96]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEYOND THE PALE (337)          AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-3930) [11-45-2,80]         (40-1664) [16-16-0,73]


MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD ANGELS (423)          55
2. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)    49      OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)
3. WAR-C-KERS (422)            26      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (421)             9
5. THE SHIRE (321)              4      BLITZKRIEG (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421)           1   0  0  100   1/ 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  7  5 0
 2/ 0*BLOOD ANGELS (423)         4   1  0 80.0   2/ 4*WAR-C-KERS (422)          5  1 0
 3/ 3*WAR-C-KERS (422)          10   4  0 71.4   3/ 0*BLOOD ANGELS (423)        4  1 0
 4/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)   14   6  0 70.0   4/ 2 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      4  6 0
 5/ 2*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  28  13  1 68.3   5- 5 NEUROMANCERS (404)        3  1 0
 6/ 4 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      87  73  9 54.4   6/ 0 THE SHIRE (321)           2  0 1
 7/ 0 THE SHIRE (321)           20  18  3 52.6   7/ 6 OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)   2  0 0
 8- 6 NEUROMANCERS (404)        25  29  4 46.3   8/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     2 13 0
 9/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    358 541 13 39.8   9/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421)          1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZENSU.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave BEYOND THE PALE a 0-5-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  
Welcome to ZENSU, BLOOD ANGELS!  We need more teams who can get a 4-1-0 their first 
time out!  What's with TOXIC?  He actually beat ZENSU's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked 
away with 20 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at WAR-C-KERS while they 
watched STUMP JUMPER clobber SHREK.  He lost 8 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, M. CHARDINEE wasn't good enough at 
persuading PISTON HURRICANE to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was AS FAR AS SIAM.  In my day, no team with a 86-69-9 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, WAR-C-KERS?  What do people see in ARNIE EL SHEW?  His 11-45-2?  BEYOND 
THE PALE ain't talkin', but he's got 80 points.  Maybe MEN OF 1,000 FACES' BELA 
LUGOSI is one of those guys who likes pain, or something.  That's what he'll get next 
week, after challenging up 26 to DARK LENORA.  DARK LENORA must not been fighting 
well, cause she lost to BELA LUGOSI of MEN OF 1,000 FACES.  Sometimes you just have a 
bad day where things get, um, mixed up.  I hate going to the effort of writing about 
the kind of fights that BORIS KARLOFF gets in.  He fights people like ARNIE EL SHEW, 
8 points below.  I thought BORIS KARLOFF showed great skill and promise when he 
subdued ARNIE EL SHEW.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of ZENSU unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Some people in 
ZENSU think MEN OF 1,000 FACES was too harsh when they sent LON CHANEY (5-2-0) to the 
Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORIS KARLOFF 4112            7   1  0    96       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELA LUGOSI 4114              7   2  0    90       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
-TRIANGLE MAN 4000             7   1  0    85       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930           11  45  2    80       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          16  16  0    73       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 DARK LENORA 4110             12   5  0    68       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 LON CHANEY JR. 4116           7   2  1    68       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBO BAGGINS 3031           11  13  1    57       THE SHIRE (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAXLER 3294                 10   4  0    55       OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          12  16  2    54       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLADE MASTER 4123             5   2  0    52       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 JENIPHER 4091                11  11  1    45       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 STUMP JUMPER 4124             5   2  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (422)
-WHITE NOISE 4030              3   1  0    39       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. POSTE 4107                 7  11  0    33       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129           4   3  0    32       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLROARER 3131               5   3  1    23       THE SHIRE (321)
 SHREK 4128                    4   4  0    23       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-PARTICLE MAN 4100             2   0  1    23       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 TOXIC 4137                    1   0  0    20       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 CRIMSON FEAST 4134            1   0  0    15       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-OTRAR 3292                    4   2  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)
-ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 VIRULENT 4136                 1   0  0    13       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAGAN 4121                   1   0  0     9       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 GORE 4133                     1   0  0     6       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 GUX UNFALFADOO 4138           0   1  0     1       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 SANGUINE 4135                 0   1  0     1       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   BULLROARER 3131       460 NONE    
LON CHANEY 4113        5  3 0 MEN OF 1,000 FACE 420 ARENAMASTER DIEGO 23  460 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boris Karloff -- How about if you just take any personal written to you by a member
of this team in the last few months and assume it's more of the same? -- Arnie El

Piston Hurricane -- Write us a line or two. -- Dark Lenora

Lon Chaney Jr. -- Well, you're not demanding, I'll say that for you.  Wanting people
to make conversation and all.  Hard work, making conversation. -- Blonde Grenade

Bella Lugosi -- Do you use your extra faces to get seconds and thirds in the chow
line? -- Jenipher

Blade Master -- You know, I don't think my sister Emily would approve of you. -- O.

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

LON CHANEY was butchered by ARENAMASTER DIEGO in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BORIS KARLOFF demolished ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
BELA LUGOSI overpowered DARK LENORA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LON CHANEY JR. devastated BLONDE GRENADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLADE MASTER demolished JENIPHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PISTON HURRICANE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PHANTASMAGORIA was outlasted by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 7 minute master's brawl.
BILBO BAGGINS viciously subdued FATTY ARBUCKLE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
DRAXLER viciously subdued O. POSTE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
SHREK was vanquished by STUMP JUMPER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BULLROARER killed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute melee.
REAGAN beat SANGUINE in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
GORE bested GUX UNFALFADOO in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.
CRIMSON FEAST demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
VIRULENT handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
TOXIC vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  20 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 460 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BORIS KARLOFF 4112          7   1  0   96 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
AIMED BLOW       BELA LUGOSI 4114            7   2  0   90 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110           12   5  0   68 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   LON CHANEY JR. 4116         7   2  1   68 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
WALL OF STEEL    DRAXLER 3294               10   4  0   55 OF WOLF AND MAN 8 (347)
LUNGING ATTACK   STUMP JUMPER 4124           5   2  0   44 WAR-C-KERS (422)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARNIE EL SHEW 3930.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PHANTASMAGORIA 1664.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILBO BAGGINS 
3031, DRAXLER 3294, REAGAN 4121, BORIS KARLOFF 4112, STUMP JUMPER 4124, GORE 4133, 

The least popular fighter this week was BULLROARER 3131.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHREK 4128, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, JENIPHER 4091, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, 
DARK LENORA 4110, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, TOXIC 4137, VIRULENT 4136, SANGUINE 4135, and 
O. POSTE 4107.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:



     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."


     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)