Date   : 02/01/2005    Duedate: 02/14/2005


DM-63    TURN-346

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-1809) [13-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PASSER BY                      SECRET DOOM
WAYFARERS (248)                THE FORSAKEN (305)
(63-2513) [18-27-0,112]        (63-2582) [8-1-1,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOBO JO                        MARIO ANDRETTI
WAYFARERS (248)                CAR AND DRIVER (155)
(63-2520) [23-18-0,96]         (63-1809) [13-8-0,109]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             36
2. CAR AND DRIVER (155)        14      CAR AND DRIVER (155)
3. THE FORSAKEN (305)           5      Unchartered Team

                                       THE FORSAKEN (305)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE FORSAKEN (305)         8   1  1 88.9   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     463 414 25 52.8   2/ 3 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      2  5 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          417 491  9 45.9   3/ 2*THE FORSAKEN (305)        1  0 1

    '*'   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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon AMEN-TEI, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for PASSER BY, who pummelled FURIOUS 
TERROR, to pocket 23 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 10 points to PASSER BY.  (Discrete enough, FURIOUS 
TERROR?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by HOBO JO, of 
WAYFARERS, who despite a 23-18-0 couldn't overcome AMEN-TEI's Number 1.  Word has it 
one team in AMEN-TEI is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are AMEN-TEI's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
SECRET DOOM of THE FORSAKEN spared THE N-ICEMAN (3-9-0) from having to lose any more 
fights.  What's your next plan, WAYFARERS?  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the 
match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
AMEN-TEI, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome 
Wench.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIO ANDRETTI 1809          13   8  0   109       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASSER BY 2513               18  27  0   112       WAYFARERS (248)
 SELAUNAH 2551                17   8  1   105       WAYFARERS (248)
 FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  17  0   104       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 HOBO JO 2520                 23  18  0    96       WAYFARERS (248)
 SPEEDWAY 2470                 9  10  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY LADY 2552              14   8  0    81       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECRET DOOM 2582              8   1  1    34       THE FORSAKEN (305)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MONTE CARLO 2554       0  1 0 CAR AND DRIVER 155    SHEWISH GIANT 21      346 NONE    
MOTOR TREND 2553       0  1 0 CAR AND DRIVER 155    MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     346 NONE    
THE N-ICEMAN 2576      3  9 0 WAYFARERS 248         SECRET DOOM 2582      346         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Five Wayfarers, four standbys, and Mario.  Again, pfui.

Mario -- I'm glad you won that fight, as I was running out of nothings to say. --
Passer By

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

MONTE CARLO was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOTOR TREND was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MARIO ANDRETTI savagely defeated HOBO JO in a 2 minute bloody expert's Title fight.
SELAUNAH bested SPEEDWAY in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
FURIOUS TERROR was demolished by PASSER BY in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
SHADY LADY vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SECRET DOOM killed THE N-ICEMAN in a 5 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 346 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MARIO ANDRETTI 1809        13   8  0  109 CAR AND DRIVER (155)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               23  18  0   96 WAYFARERS (248)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552            14   8  0   81 WAYFARERS (248)
AIMED BLOW       SECRET DOOM 2582            8   1  1   34 THE FORSAKEN (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOBO JO 2520.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MOTOR TREND 2553.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, 

The least popular fighter this week was SECRET DOOM 2582.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FURIOUS TERROR 2248, HOBO JO 2520, THE N-ICEMAN 2576, SHADY 
ANDRETTI 1809, and MOTOR TREND 2553.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PASSER BY (63-2513) WAYFARERS (248)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (44-23-0)          6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOALTY 2073 (37-24-0)                  6  3  0         BAILE BEAG           
DIS-EMBOWEL 2025 (52-46-0)             5  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
DIS-MOUNT 1970 (51-22-1)               3  3  0         DIS-TEAM             
BLUNT FORCE 2186 (44-19-2)             1  3  0         CAR AND DRIVER       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELENA 2356 (23-8-0)                    1  3  0         SITTIN' ON ACES      
BLACK ARCANUM 2509 (3-1-0)             0  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP 6     
DRIVEN 2398 (28-8-1)                   0  3  0         CAR AND DRIVER       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ERICKA BEARICKA 2461 (19-15-0)         7  3  0         MONSTER CHILD        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARIO ANDRETTI 1809 (11-8-0)           1  3  0         CAR AND DRIVER       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEXTANT 2415 (11-7-0)                  5  3  0         SAILS OF CHARON      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPEEDWAY 2470 (9-9-0)                  1  3  0         CAR AND DRIVER       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECRET DOOM 2582 (7-1-0)               1  3  0         THE FORSAKEN         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I H8 SCUM 1518 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         TEAM SCUM