Date   : 02/01/2005    Duedate: 02/28/2005


DM-52    TURN-201

This Weeks Top Honors


OHIO (350)
(52-3486) [15-3-2,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEXLEY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
OHIO (350)                     
(52-3486) [15-3-2,143]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LENA KORIL                     LENA KORIL
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3495) [14-15-0,78]         (52-3495) [14-15-0,78]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OHIO (350)                  33
2. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          16      OHIO (350)
3. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       15      Unchartered Team
4. THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)       0

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OHIO (350)                46  19  3 70.8   1/ 1 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    10  5 1
 2- 3 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)   158 135  4 53.9   2/ 2 OHIO (350)                9  3 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        71  72  0 49.7   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  9 0
 4/ 5 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    131 153 21 46.1   4- 5 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)    2  3 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                               Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 507): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): none
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 496): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 392): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
                           THE TOAD of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in FRATSFA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SEVERITY fought 
RENDOR QUIL and gained 20 points and contributed to ASSASSIN NATION's 2-3-0.  MAYHEM 
has lost to TOLEDO, falling 13 points, while helping make ASSASSIN NATION a 2-3-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and BEXLEY remains 
FRATSFA's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the OHIO stable was the most avoided team 
this turn.  Come on FRATSFA, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding OHIO more than any 
other team we find ASSASSIN NATION.  FRATSFA, are we going to accept, or respect this 
sort of thing?   
     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.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
     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 you see my quill in FRATSFA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEXLEY 3486                  15   3  2   143       OHIO (350)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOUTHPOINT 3492              12   3  0    97       OHIO (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRING BEAN JEAN 3220        16  12  0    82       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
 LENA KORIL 3495              14  15  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 VICIOUS 3508                  6   2  1    76       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 MUTILATE 3375                12   8  1    75       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 TORMENT 3523                  7   3  1    71       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOLEDO 3482                   9   6  0    66       OHIO (350)
 SEVERITY 3538                 7   3  1    63       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             15  14  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TEALIN SALI 3496             15  14  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYHEM 3537                   7   2  1    46       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 AKRON 3553                    4   4  1    42       OHIO (350)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546              6   5  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NORVAN PATT 3555       3  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      SEVERITY 3538         200         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

String Bean Jean -- I kept trying to find your string, to pull it and make you come
all undone, but you've hidden it well. -- Lena Koril

Torment -- Easy for YOU to say, but I'm the one who got tormented here. -- Rendor

Akron -- It's the burning rubber. -- Tealin Sali

Severity -- Oh, THANKS, that just MADE my day. -- Ghost of Norvan Patt
P.S.  If I can think of a really good curse, you'll be the first to know.

Somehow I can't get worked up about the Shiftyeyed Volunteer today. -- Salina Rees

Salina Rees -- Of course I take my name seriously.  I am an Assassin! -- Severity

Ghost of Norvan Patt -- See what happens when you aren't serious about your work?  I

offered you a hand after the fight, for what it's worth (interesting glitch in the
program).  First I try to bury Salina Rees in the sand and then I try to take you for
a drag around the arena. -- Severity

All -- I will be sitting out after this turn, regardless of the outcome.  I am not
using my TV Challenge (or any challenges for that matter), and I am avoiding Ohio and
The Furious Five to try to get matched against a Happy Peasant, or another of that
sort.  I am doing to try to avoid issues with a missed bloodfeud.  I excel at taking
lives, even when I lower my Kill Desire. -- Vicious

Rendor Quil -- Thanks for all the great learns!  I hope that wound on your chest has
healed up nicely. -- Torment

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEXLEY devastated TORMENT in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SOUTHPOINT won victory over VICIOUS in a action packed 1 minute battle.
MUTILATE subdued TEALIN SALI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's fight.
LENA KORIL viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
RENDOR QUIL was devastated by SEVERITY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MAYHEM was overpowered by TOLEDO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
AKRON devastated SALINA REES in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  2      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 201 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BEXLEY 3486                15   3  2  143 OHIO (350)
AIMED BLOW       SOUTHPOINT 3492            12   3  0   97 OHIO (350)
LUNGING ATTACK   VICIOUS 3508                6   2  1   76 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
SLASHING ATTACK  MUTILATE 3375              12   8  1   75 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
BASHING ATTACK   TOLEDO 3482                 9   6  0   66 OHIO (350)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           15  14  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LENA KORIL 3495.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LENA KORIL 3495.  The ten other most popular fighters were AKRON 3553, SOUTHPOINT 
3492, MUTILATE 3375, SEVERITY 3538, BEXLEY 3486, TOLEDO 3482, VICIOUS 3508, TEALIN 
SALI 3496, SALINA REES 3546, and TORMENT 3523.

The least popular fighter this week was MAYHEM 3537.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RENDOR QUIL 3497, TORMENT 3523, SALINA REES 3546, TEALIN SALI 3496, 

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARS 2609 (91-66-0)                    3  3  0         INCARNATIONS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROTTEN LIVER 2902 (31-11-1)            1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAIN TUMOR 2584 (31-16-0)             6  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOODY NOSE 3175 (18-15-1)             0  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240 (11-7-0)         1  1  0  DEAD   THE FURIOUS FIVE     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SA! 3548 (0-0-0)                       4  3  0         HITLIST XIX          
ANTI 3552 (0-0-0)                      3  3  0         HITLIST XIX