DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2004    Duedate: 03/30/2004

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-214

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MING
DYNASTIC (433)
(45-3755) [13-9-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MING                           TWIGS
DYNASTIC (433)                 P.A.C. (462)
(45-3755) [13-9-1,116]         (45-4003) [5-0-0,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNFLASH                       ALICE OSBORNE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
(45-3474) [23-14-0,83]         (45-3970) [6-3-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

P.A.C. (462)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. P.A.C. (462)                48
2. MOJO P@TROL (451)           45      DYNASTIC (433)
3. CARTELLEVISSION (468)       43      Unchartered Team
4. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      36
5. EMETICS (406)               25      P.A.C. (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*P.A.C. (462)              17   7  1 70.8   1/ 2*P.A.C. (462)             11  3 1
 2/ 1*MIKES MORGUE (460)        25  13  1 65.8   2/ 9 MOJO P@TROL (451)        10  5 1
 3/ 3 DYNASTIC (433)            68  41  3 62.4   3/ 1 DYNASTIC (433)           10  5 0
 4/ 0*CARTELLEVISSION (468)      3   2  1 60.0   4/10 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    8  7 1
 5/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (205)     133  92  4 59.1   5/ 4*A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       8  7 1
 6/ 4 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    83  59  4 58.5   6/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 0
 7/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)      122 108  7 53.0   7/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     7  5 0
 8- 7 AVID FANS (65)           113 105 10 51.8   8/ 5*MIKES MORGUE (460)        7  8 0
 9/ 6 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     58  55  4 51.3   9/ 7*MYTH TAKES (458)          5 10 0
10/10 MOJO P@TROL (451)         32  32  2 50.0  10/11 EMETICS (406)             4  5 1
11/ 8 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     89  95  1 48.4  11/ 8 DARQUE FORCES (428)       4  6 0
12/11 EMETICS (406)             56  61  2 47.9  12/ 0*CARTELLEVISSION (468)     3  2 1
13/ 9*MYTH TAKES (458)          19  21  1 47.5  13/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (205)      3  2 0
14/12 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     30  34  0 46.9  14-14 AVID FANS (65)            2  3 0
15-13*VENDETTA INC. (463)        6   9  0 40.0  15-12*VENDETTA INC. (463)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/14*A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       17  28  1 37.8  16/13 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     2 13 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Coach was pondering.  Hmmmmmmmmm.  What should he tell them?  Maybe the story of
Vandalism In Perry County?  Or the Root Beer Toss story?  Perhaps the Near Pre-
Calculus Cheating scandal?  Or maybe the Kitchen story?  The best was probably John
Minto's lunch time kaboom development.  But...?
     Maybe Coach would take the month off from story telling?  After all, coaching
for a school that had 225 students, including the 8th grade, did not pay much for
Coaches.  A little nap might be in order.
     A good one could be the Tell City-Cannelton fights.  Or maybe the LeMaire
Voyeurism tale would be of interest?  Perhaps even Taylor's fouling out of a prime
basketball game in under five minutes?
     Actually, Coach decided he would ask a few questions first.  Sort of a poll for
the reading audience.  Then that might indicate the direction he should take.  So he
composed one.

                                P.A.C. Storyline Poll

     1.  Does anyone in the audience care one whit about these stories of yesteryear?
Please respond in a personal.
     2.  Would you prefer humor, or more personal old time facts of the days in the
late 50's and early 60's?  Again, please respond in the personals.
     3.  The Cannelton Bulldogs and The P.A.C. had four sports:  8-Man Football,
Basketball, Track, and Baseball.  The same guys played them all.  Would you prefer
info related to those sports other than football or high school in general?  Respond
in the personals.
     4.  Would you rather Coach simply take a nap?

     Coach was mighty proud of that poll, and was wondering just how many nap
responses he might gather.  He decided that in anticipation of quite a few, he would
get ahead of the game by doing some advance napping.
     So if there is little else in this Spotlight, you will understand what was
happening...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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     In the courtyard of the guildhouse for the Myth Takes stable of gladiators, two tired warriors took a break from practice and perused the personal ads for their
arena.
     "See here?  This guys asking what to do with that ripper guy, Walrus."
     "Yeah, that team used to be allied with us didn't they?"
     "Hmm, few of them just went their own way.  Think we should post some advice?"
     "Like what?"
     "Platemail and parry tactic, that's what!  Start out like 3/4/3 on the parry,
bring it up min three to maybe 4/5/6 or even 6/8/6.  Longer fights, get some wins,
more learns, pretty soon you can drop down to ARM and start on the hotter tempos
right off.  Should I send it in?"
     "Naaaah, that's about the only guy in the arena you can beat now.  You can't
afford to make it any tougher!"
     "I'll show you tougher!  Get your sword and come on back out there...."

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                                SLAUGHTERHOUSE REPORT
                                       Turn 7

     Mike's Morgue took advantage of Myth Take's 0-5 turn to widen the gap between
itself and its competitors.  It's looking insurmountable as things stand, but still
anything can happen.  A great struggle still looms for second place with just about
everyone still in the hunt there.

TEAM                 TURN 7          TOTAL
1.  Mike's Morgue        20            184
2.  Myth Takes            0            134
3.  Pendragon Cycle      10            126
4.  Mordred's Madmen     20            126
5.  Dynastic             25            115
6.  Avid Fans            20            100
7.  Mojo P@trol          25             99
8.  PAC                  25             96
9.  Emetics               0             94
10. Superior Forces      15             91
11. Darque Forces        30             85
12. A Deal's A Deal      10             77
13. Vendetta Inc.        20             57

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am humbled by the devotion of you, my most loyal subjects.  May my great
Ancestor, the Celestial Sun shine down upon you all your days.

                         Ming

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DYNASTIC, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the P.A.C. stable.  
A stormcloud is brewing over the SUPERIOR FORCES guildhouse.  Rumor says any more 
weeks like this ones 2-1-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a 
solid 4-1-0 outing, MOJO P@TROL has advanced 7 places in the rankings.  Advancing in 
the rankings was P.A.C. who went from last turn's 13-7-0, to this week's record of 
17-7-1.  Hey everybody, watch out for ZINDELLA AZRON, who flew up 19 points in the 
rankings after mashing MOTHER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  32ND PTOLEMAIC was subdued by 
GARGLE SPEW and drops 13 points.  MARILYN got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  
No doubt she was more than anxious to kick MING's tail out of the throne!  Going for 
the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was DARQUE FORCES' MARILYN, 
who was turned away from the Duelmastership by MING.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the STORMCROWE arena.  Here's 
a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad P.A.C.?  Big bad P.A.C..  Big bad 
P.A.C..  STORMCROWE's afraid of the big bad P.A.C..  Tra la la la la!  For those of 
you who like math, try this one:  P.A.C. + Weapons That go Boom = MORDRED'S MADMEN + 
Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, DOOR NUMBER 3 would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  Was it guts or an 
overtaxed mental capacity that had TWIGS challenge up 27 points in the rankings to 
take on HOT LIPS?  To the crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', HOT LIPS was taken 
out by the lower-ranked TWIGS.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, MYTHING LINK went after CONVULSIVE HURL, who 
was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, MYTHING LINK beat CONVULSIVE 
HURL.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the STORMCROWE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING 3755                    13   9  1   116       DYNASTIC (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZINDELLA AZRON 3898           9   4  0   100       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 NORA BATES 3883               9   8  0    94       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARILYN 3712                 18  22  2    90       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 CHIP 3321                    15   5  0    89       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564         10  16  1    89       EMETICS (406)
 TWIGS 4003                    5   0  0    88       P.A.C. (462)
 HAPSBURG 3754                16   6  0    86       DYNASTIC (433)
 SHARLA MANSON 3936            9   3  0    85       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-THE BEER VENDOR 1975         16  13  1    84       AVID FANS (65)
 SUNFLASH 3474                23  14  0    83       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 GARGLE SPEW 3902              9   5  1    82       EMETICS (406)
 UTHER 3691                   12  10  2    77       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 BEDWYR 3835                  11   9  0    76       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 MOTHER 3741                  12   6  1    75       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970            6   3  0    75       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 HOT LIPS 3743                14   4  0    69       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PLANTAGENET 3756             15   7  0    68       DYNASTIC (433)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          5  20  0    67       EMETICS (406)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALOO 3255                   12  10  0    65       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
 DAGORA SAVON 3896             8   5  1    61       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 MYTHING LINK 3972             6   2  0    61       MYTH TAKES (458)
 32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940           7   4  0    59       DYNASTIC (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARD 3507                    9  18  1    56       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        12  13  0    53       AVID FANS (65)
 STORM SERPENT 2416           11   6  0    53       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 USURIOUS 3989                 6   2  0    42       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-THE JANITOR 2545              6   7  0    41       AVID FANS (65)
 BOMBSHELL 3914                6   5  1    40       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SCOURGE 3987                  5   1  0    37       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 MYTH OLOGY 3975               4   4  0    35       MYTH TAKES (458)
 DEATH FOG 4017                4   1  0    34       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950           4   2  0    33       AVID FANS (65)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       4   2  0    33       AVID FANS (65)
 JILTED JILL (MAD?) 4013       3   3  0    33       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-GOAT 4012                     3   0  0    33       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 NIMNOLE 3439                  2   5  0    33       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916           6   6  0    31       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 CONCERTINA 3965               5   4  0    30       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 BENEVOLENCE 3986              6   2  1    29       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 CHUCKY MOHAWK II 4001         5   2  0    27       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 DOOR NUMBER 3 3966            3   6  1    27       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEAR MYTH 3973                4   4  1    24       MYTH TAKES (458)
 TEARSA 3954                   4   4  1    24       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-GOLDEN ACES 4006              4   0  0    24       P.A.C. (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBRAS 4007                   2   3  1    23       P.A.C. (462)
 VIKINGS 4004                  4   1  0    22       P.A.C. (462)
 BAMBI 3462                    3   2  1    21       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
-C.F.H. 4009                   1   2  0    21       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018             5   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 GALAHAD 4002                  4   3  0    20       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 TOKUNGAWA 4043                2   0  0    20       DYNASTIC (433)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          2   3  0    19       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 ARTHUR 3982                   4   5  0    17       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 KANGA RUTH 4060               1   0  1    17       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 SWINGANDAMYTH 3971            3   5  0    16       MYTH TAKES (458)
 WALRUS 3995                   2   6  0    15       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 KICKAPOOS 4039                2   0  0    15       P.A.C. (462)
 INFLATABLE INGA 4062          1   0  0    15       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 HIT & MYTH 3974               2   6  0    14       MYTH TAKES (458)
 POSTHUMOUS PETE 4024          3   2  0    13       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 TESS BUNDY 4038               2   1  1    13       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-MASTER DARQUE 4008            1   2  0    12       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 COMMODE CANDY 4061            1   0  0     8       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 FROSTEEL 4045                 1   1  0     7       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 FROSTBITE 4014                0   6  0     6       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-ABRAXIS 4010                  1   2  0     5       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 THUMPER 3480                  1   2  0     5       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
-FIRE HAWK 4011                0   3  0     3       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031            0   3  0     3       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 BO BEACHED WHALE 4059         0   1  0     2       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 OHMIGOD!!! 4046               0   1  0     1       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 MICROCHIPMONK 4058            0   1  0     1       CARTELLEVISSION (468)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   KANGA RUTH 4060       214 NONE    
CRUNCHER 4042          0  2 0 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     WURM KIN 27           214 NONE    
DEAD 4057              0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     STONE GOLEM 26        214 NONE    
SPASM 4026             0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     TESS BUNDY 4038       213         
ROMANOV 3753          10  9 2 DYNASTIC 433          GARGLE SPEW 3902      212 REVENGED
JANE FAUST 3992        3  2 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  BENEVOLENCE 3986      211         
LANCELOT 3994          2  6 0 PENDRAGON CYCLE 426   ZEBRAS 4007           214         
CANTBELIEVEIT 4030     1  2 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 310   TEARSA 3954           213         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Goat -- My dictionary says that Abraxis means "honorless coward who runs his mouth."
-- The Nomad

Goat -- Your PR does so poorly because your managerial skills are so weak. -- The
Nomad

Vor'eiv -- Being in a tin can and getting pounded is not my idea of a worthwhile
career.  I've always wanted to be shot out of a cannon though!!??  Good fight--till
next time. -- Scourge

Ming -- Are you Italian or something?  The printers keep on leaving off the "ya"
after your name, though! -- Mikes Morgue

All -- Fizban's message to you about a "shortage of death & Mike"  my reply ..... HA-
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-come visit my new cemetery opening called Amigone Cemetery
HA HA HA HA HA HA. -- Mikes Morgue

Twigs -- Suspicious that my normal medium shield was stolen and the one as a
replacement seemed awful light just before my match with you.  Very suspicious
indeed! -- Chucky Mowhawk II

All VC members -- Please sound off for me.  I know which team Jack Wolfspider runs
and Master Darque but I'm not sure which teams beyond that are VC.  I would also like
to proudly declare my acceptance into the Vendetta Cartel Cosa Nostra Family. --
Fizban the Fanatic

Ming -- Congrats to you and your manager on your ascension to the throne. -- Fizban

Master Darque -- Thank you for the beating you gave my guys that turn.  Ouch Ouch I
say. -- Fizban

Marilyn -- I had you.  Why wouldn't you go down.  Darned stubborn woman.  Good fight.
Grumble grumble. -- Bedwyr

Mother -- How many times do I have to tell you, mom, not in front of the rest of the
guys.  It's embarrassing getting spanked now. -- Uther

Walrus -- Now me and my team are reduced to slaughtering arctic beasts to garner a
win.  How shameful. -- Galahad

CFH -- Well if I had to lose at least it was to one of my new brothers. -- Arthur

Golden Aces -- I wouldn't go feeling to proud of yourself there Ace.  It's not like
everybody else hasn't already beaten me.  You should do something nobody else does
against me if you want to impress anyone.  Lose. -- a dejected Lancelot

Master Darque -- Oops! -- Abraxis

Goat -- Individual, go for it! -- Abraxis

All -- Hope #213 was a snappy fri tha 13th fer all. -- Applejack

What was that?  Next feller what slips me a rubber cigar is gonna fetch up wif some
#3 trouble. -- Door #3

All -- Ya, n' okay.  On one side a da arena were tha vestal virgins; havin a case a
da swoons.  Back's ta da other side were tha Amalgamated Females; back-slaggin,
breakin plates, resolutin and throwin peanut shells.  An I enjoyed tha fight, too.
Goes witout sayin.  She's reinstated. -- Applejack, mgr. A Deal's a Deal

Kothas Japfin -- Talk about steppin on someone's toes.  Dat was too much. --
Posthumous Pete

Abraxis -- I've enough trouble performing without loyalty pressures, you hunk of a
managerial namesake, you.  I wouldn't like to handle the kinda pressure to perform
you must be under. -- Jill, the jilted one

Usurious -- A good defense is a great asset, and yours was too much for my stripes. 
Salute! -- Zebras

Vendetta Goat -- You played that perfectly.  The Norse gods could do little to help
me against such skills.  Impressive. -- Vikings

Lucky me, Lancelot.  Lucky, lucky me.  Some days you draw deuces, some days aces.
Today, you were the former and I was the latter. -- Golden Aces

Avid Fans -- Holy maple leaf!  I am immensely impressed with myself!  When I saw the
matchup, I was not happy.  Coach, himself, had already written me off. -- Twigs

Frostbite -- You were not, at all, the matchup we could have wanted.  It was a great
game, but we had field position too often.  And, boy, do we know how to punt! --
Kickapoos

Goat -- Thanks much!  I am out of my league, then, with Abraxis since I have no
defensive sets for magic! -- Coach of P.A.C.

Fizban -- Always glad to see old friends. -- Coach

Applejack -- Sleezery-slogger bombs?  Gotta love it!  Similar to my "Hail Mary
Pass"?! -- Coach

Posthumous Pete -- Good fight.  I could have won but the Arenamaster stopped the
fight.  Maybe next time. -- Kothas Japfin

Superior Forces -- Oops!  Sorry for that.  Can't believe it.  Should have given up
while she had the chance.  If you want revenge it's fair.  Just ask for Tearsa. --
Tearsa

Hit & Myth -- Sorry old chap.  One of us had to win.  Sure glad it was me.  Until we
meet again.  Ta. Ta. -- Vor'eiv

The Smell Of It -- Ooh that smell.  Can't you smell that smell; it's the smell of
Defeat. -- Zindella

The Userous Merchant -- How sweet, fresh meat.  Welcome to this wonderful place.
Your first match and you had to draw me.  What luck. -- Dagora

Galahad -- What went wrong.  You fought me that's what.  Better luck next time. --
Dagora

P. Pete -- What did you say.  My friend can't understand you with your mouth full. --
Kothas Japfin

Goat -- Hey Bro, just thought I'd say let's go kick some COC butts.  Let's lay the
smack down on their Candy A**.  That is all. -- Voodoo

Galahad -- Drat.  I think I should go somewhere quietly and talk about sealing wax
and kings or something. -- Walrus

     How about cabbages?  Better to talk about them than EAT them, after all. -- Ed.,
     anti-cabbage (unless it's pickled)

Nora Bates -- I'm a little surprised that went as well as it did, given that the sky
has been so overcast lately I could hardly sparkle, much less flash. -- Sunflash

Bombshell -- You're a looker, all right.  But looking isn't enough. -- Shard

Kickapoos -- Darn, I should've won that, shouldn't I?  I was distracted.  My fingers
and toes are numb.  I couldn't keep a grip on my sword.  You know.  Just not up for
the fight. -- Frostbite

Cruncher -- Think I was going to lose my first fight to a golem?  Not much! --

Frosteel
P.S.  Of course, it might have been my amazing charisma that got to you.  A natural
twenty, you know.  Hard to beat.

Ming -- Not to be disrespectful or anything, but I'm pretty much against vase making.
-- Shard

Goat -- I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I've run a lot of rippers lately, and
I'll try to get a diplo to you on the subject.  Not this turn, though.  How about a
team name here or in some other arena to make diplo-sending easier? -- Jorja,
Northern Lights
P.S.  I have been told, by people who should know, that the "flailing" etc.
Statements indicate a lack of attack skills.  Which is not something you can set out
to work on, unfortunately, but if your warrior can stay alive long enough to learn
them, that should help.
P.P.S.  And I wasn't going to get into details today....  But how's her endurance?
That has more to do than anything with whether she should be running offensively or
defensively.  My own tendency is to run high-endurance warriors fast, usually in
light armor, low endurance warriors slowly and in heavier armor.

Plantagenet -- Somebody called me?  I didn't hear.  Was it important? -- Sunflash

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRUNCHER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
MARILYN slimly lost to MING in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title match.
UTHER was bested by HAPSBURG in a exciting 3 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
SHARLA MANSON viciously subdued PLANTAGENET in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
BEDWYR was narrowly defeated by THE SMELL OF IT in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
TWIGS overcame HOT LIPS in a action packed 4 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
MYTHING LINK viciously subdued CONVULSIVE HURL in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BOMBSHELL defeated DOOR NUMBER 3 in a exciting 4 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
USURIOUS luckily beat MYTH OLOGY in a exciting 8 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HIT & MYTH was bested by VIKINGS in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
JILTED JILL (MAD?) viciously subdued CHUCKY MOHAWK II in a 6 minute Challenge battle.
VOR'EIV TAVERS luckily beat GALAHAD in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
TEARSA savagely defeated POSTHUMOUS PETE in a 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
LANCELOT was dealt death by ZEBRAS in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
KICKAPOOS unbelievably bested FROSTEEL in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
FRANCINE KRUGER defeated SWINGANDAMYTH in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
KOTHAS JAPFIN was savagely defeated by WALRUS in a exciting 6 minute Challenge bout.
SUNFLASH was handily defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute competition.
NORA BATES overpowered BALOO in a exciting 3 minute gory uneven fight.
ALICE OSBORNE was unbelievably bested by CHIP in a 9 minute uneven duel.
32ND PTOLEMAIC was demolished by GARGLE SPEW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOTHER was overpowered by ZINDELLA AZRON in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
DAGORA SAVON overpowered DEATH FOG in a 1 minute uneven match.
SHARD overpowered BENEVOLENCE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STORM SERPENT beat NIMNOLE in a exciting 5 minute fray.
SCOURGE overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute duel.
ARTHUR was overpowered by CONCERTINA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NEAR MYTH vanquished FROSTBITE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
THUMPER outlasted MICROCHIPMONK in a tiresome 11 minute novice's fight.
BAMBI beat OHMIGOD!!! in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
PYROTECHNICS subdued BO BEACHED WHALE in a 4 minute beginner's contest.
TESS BUNDY was luckily beaten by TOKUNGAWA in a tiresome 8 minute novice's struggle.
KANGA RUTH killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute brutal novice's fray.
COMMODE CANDY subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
INFLATABLE INGA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         LUNGING ATTACK    84 -  46 -  3      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  36 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  41 -  6      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  33 -  2      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  26 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  23 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  25 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  22 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  48 -  4      28  |

Turn 214 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MING 3755                  13   9  1  116 DYNASTIC (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  NORA BATES 3883             9   8  0   94 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
TOTAL PARRY      CHIP 3321                  15   5  0   89 RESCUE RANGERS (205)
AIMED BLOW       SHARLA MANSON 3936          9   3  0   85 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
PARRY-LUNGE      SUNFLASH 3474              23  14  0   83 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914              6   5  1   40 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUNFLASH 3474.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ALICE OSBORNE 3970.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHARLA MANSON 3936, 
JILTED JILL (MAD?) 4013, TWIGS 4003, NORA BATES 3883, NIMNOLE 3439, MYTH OLOGY 3975, 
WALRUS 3995, MING 3755, BOMBSHELL 3914, and FROSTEEL 4045.

The least popular fighter this week was THUMPER 3480.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOKUNGAWA 4043, MICROCHIPMONK 4058, CHUCKY MOHAWK II 4001, COMMODE 
CANDY 4061, PYROTECHNICS 4018, ARTHUR 3982, SCOURGE 3987, STORM SERPENT 2416, 
BENEVOLENCE 3986, and 32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940.