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


DM-51    TURN-402

This Weeks Top Honors


(51-5059) [14-13-3,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANNAH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
AMAZON ELITE (536)             
(51-5059) [14-13-3,131]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNAH                         DELANGE
AMAZON ELITE (536)             DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5059) [14-13-3,131]        (51-5230) [16-12-2,62]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INHUMANS II (562)           21
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          14      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 2      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -1
                                       INHUMANS II (562)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              46  10  2 82.1   1/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        7  0 1
 2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        97  81  8 54.5   2/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       4  8 0
 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      461 561 15 45.1   3/ 3 FRUITS (548)              2  0 0
 4/ 0*INHUMANS II (562)          0   3  0  0.0   4/ 0*INHUMANS II (562)         0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRICORUS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DARK HORSEMEN, since 
AMAZON ELITE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see JACINTHE win a fight and gain 8 points, terribly. 
And if variety is the spice of life, TRICORUS may be getting bland, as HANNAH stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, TRICORUS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  DARK HORSEMEN was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like AMAZON ELITE avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TRICORUS' 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the TRICORUS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of TRICORUS.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNAH 5059                  14  13  3   131       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 14  18  0    77       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 JACINTHE 5211                 9   4  0    72       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-KALLIE 5244                   5   2  0    71       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURAGH 5243                  11  10  0    65       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DELANGE 5230                 16  12  2    62       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE 4987                   5   5  0    47       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELISSA 5252                  2   1  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                    2   0  0    16       FRUITS (548)
 ZALGEI 5272                   0   1  0     1       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KOLVEGH 5197          14 21 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433     HANNAH 5059           401         
EDDIE M. 5271          0  1 0 INHUMANS II 562       CHARLIE STONETROLL 18 402 NONE    
DEAD MEAT 5269         0  1 0 INHUMANS II 562       ADELA RIAN 25         402 NONE    
RICK R. 5267           0  1 0 INHUMANS II 562       WATER GOLEM 26        402 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hannah -- THAT wasn't very friendly. -- Ghost of Kolvegh

I never did like Venomous Concubines.  The whole concept gives me a cold grue. --

M. Chardinee was his usual worthless self. -- Harzogh

Jacinthe -- Ah, another managed warrior!  I didn't know there WAS another. -- Delange

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

EDDIE M. was barely slain by CHARLIE STONETROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MEAT was killed by ADELA RIAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
RICK R. was killed by WATER GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HANNAH vanquished HARZOGH in a 1 minute gory mismatched Title brawl.
DELANGE was luckily beaten by JACINTHE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.
TURAGH lost to KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute brutal master's fight.
GRAPE bested ZALGEI 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                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 402 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HANNAH 5059                14  13  3  131 AMAZON ELITE (536)
TOTAL PARRY      JACINTHE 5211               9   4  0   72 AMAZON ELITE (536)
WALL OF STEEL    TURAGH 5243                11  10  0   65 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               16  12  2   62 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANNAH 5059.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DELANGE 5230.  The ten other most popular fighters were RICK R. 5267, TURAGH 5243, 
HANNAH 5059, JACINTHE 5211, EDDIE M. 5271, DEAD MEAT 5269, GRAPE 5266, ZALGEI 5272, 
HARZOGH 5210, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HARZOGH 5210.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZALGEI 5272, GRAPE 5266, DEAD MEAT 5269, EDDIE M. 5271, JACINTHE 5211, 
HANNAH 5059, TURAGH 5243, RICK R. 5267, DELANGE 5230, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HANNAH (51-5059) AMAZON ELITE (536)


     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*)