Date   : 03/03/2004    Duedate: 03/16/2004


DM-65    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-6507) [9-1-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUENO FER NADA (707)           LEGION IV (595)
(65-6507) [9-1-0,131]          (65-6385) [6-0-0,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARDEN VOSS                    KONGA DILLI
SAND DANCERS (233)             REFUGEES (377)
(65-6397) [25-25-0,100]        (65-6519) [10-8-0,72]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOIA (702)              34
2. BUENO FER NADA (707)        11      BUENO FER NADA (707)
3. LEGION IV (595)             10      Unchartered Team
4. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)        9
5. REFUGEES (377)               5      LEGION IV (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGION IV (595)            6   0  0  100   1/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            6  6 0
 2- 3*OZ 2 (556)                 4   1  0 80.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 3/ 2 BUENO FER NADA (707)      18   5  0 78.3   3/ 5 BUENO FER NADA (707)      4  2 0
 4- 4*OZ 3 (554)                 8   3  0 72.7   4/ 3*CARD SHARKS (712)         3  0 1
 5/ 5 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    115  86  4 57.2   5- 4*OZ 3 (554)                3  0 0
 6/ 8*CARD SHARKS (712)          6   5  2 54.5   6/ 6*LEGION IV (595)           3  0 0
 7/ 7 PARANOIA (702)            44  41  8 51.8   7/ 7 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     2  3 0
 8/ 9 REFUGEES (377)           297 365  8 44.9   8/ 8 PARANOIA (702)            1  4 0
 9/10 SAND DANCERS (233)       586 764 12 43.4   9-10*OZ 2 (556)                0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Bal Iss gathered his cloak around him as he left the tavern, the odor of stale
ale and wood smoke blown away by the chill winter air.  He knew that he should have
been back to the guild hours ago, but after three moons of training back north, he
felt he owed himself a little revelry.  He smiled to himself in justification--hadn't
he left the bevy of very willing wenches back in the bar, and now walked home alone?
That should count for something in Bitulf's eyes, he thought...but wouldn't, the
nagging voice in the back of his mind taunted.  He waved the voice away, willing to
accept the consequences of his choice.
     He smelt the blood and fear moments before he heard the cries.  His hands slid
under his cloak to draw his scimitars, only too late remembering he walked the
streets unarmed.  He dismissed this as a minor inconvenience as he darted down the
street, toward the alley from whence the cries came.
     His silver eyes shifted red, adjusting to the darkness as he turned off the
lighted thoroughfare and entered the darkened alley.  It took him only a second to
assess the situation before him.  Two demons in man-like form were tearing viciously
at the throat of a downed man, while a third toyed with a young girl.  Bal Iss hissed
at this fiend as he approached.
     "Release her!"  His hands curled, ready to strike at the man-beast.
     The creature hesitated as he saw Bal Iss approach, obviously without the fear
the fiend was used to causing in his victim.  It smiled nervously, and long talons
grew from the fingers at the girl's throat.  Before Bal Iss could cross the space
between them, the demon's claws ripped open the girl's throat, and it spun the girl
at Bal Iss.  Bal Iss was struck full in the face by the erupting gout of life blood
from the girl's ruined throat.  He caught the girl and watched helplessly as the
maiden gurgled her last breath at him, the terror in her eyes fading to be replaced
by the glaze of death.
     The one that had killed the girl snarled to his companions, and the three of
them turned to face Bal Iss.  Bal Iss eased the girl to the ground and rose to face
the creatures.  He was prepared to do battle, no matter how daunting, when the sound
of footsteps from behind drew the attention of all the combatants.  Guardsmen,
lanterns in hand, came rushing up the alley.  Before the light reached them, the
three man-things melted into the shadows.  Bal Iss was less fortunate.  The light
from the lantern splashed on him, and he knew the image he must have presented; wild
glowing eyes in a blood covered face, with two torn bodies at his feet.  As the first
guardsman cried halt, Bal Iss leaped up and grabbed the edge of the roof, swinging
himself up and vanishing into the darkness above.
     Bal Iss paused, wanting to pursue the killers, but uncertain what direction they
had gone.  Instead, he lay still and listened as the guards investigated the
     "You get a look at it, Gnor?"
     "Aye, a wild eyed demon, it was.  Look at the bodies...surely this is the same
creature that has been killing off citizens for the last three moons."
     "Looked as if it took to the roofs...do you think we should follow?"
     "I'll not be going up there after it...that thing weren't human, and they don't
pay me enough to face some demon.  Best leave that to the Hunters."
     "True enough.  Let's get back and make the report, before the trail grows too
     As the men moved out of the alley, Bal Iss dropped back into the darkness.  He'd
only have a few moments to investigate the bodies, but it would be enough.  He knew
already what he would find.  A good portion of the man's blood had been drained, and
no doubt the woman's would have been as well, had he not arrived...he couldn't help
thinking that had he arrived just a bit sooner...but he pushed the thought aside.  He
had not hesitated; there was no way he could have prevented it.  He cleaned his face
as best he could, then pulled his hood over his head and made his way back to the
guild house.'
     As he had suspected, Bitulf was up, going over paperwork in a small rear office
when he got back to the house.  Bal Iss knocked lightly on the door and stepped in.
Bitulf glanced up and shook his head.
     "Yes, consider yourself duly chastised for the late hour.  I really don't have
time, nor the concern, to deal with it."
     Bal Iss shook his head.  "This is a little more important than that. There is a
problem in the city...vampires.  I came across two on my way home from the tavern.
Reasonably fresh, I'd say no more than a month or two turned, which means some elder
is probably trying to create a hive here."
     Bitulf scratched his beard and frowned.  "Vampires?  Are you sure?"
     Bal Iss fixed Bitulf with a withering glare.  "Bitulf, I think I would know my
own kind!"
     Bitulf nodded and gave a slight shrug.  "Yes, I suppose you would."

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 310): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 278): HABEAS CORPUS of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 265): SAFIR of THE WILLBURYS 37 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 242): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 310): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 278): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 265): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 242): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well now, that's a big oops on my part.  Darkfist was rather too busy lately to
remind me to say a few words to the arena last turn and I, of course, spend all my
free time practicing so between us it just slipped our minds.  In his defense I guess
I'd have to say that he's had 3 warriors on the throne in 2 other arenas the past few
turns so perhaps his oversight is understandable?  I'd like to thank Jeanine for the
skills and the throne.  I'll bet she's glad to be ranked out of Gizmo's reach, were
he to resume active fighting as well....
     Durvan was so little challenge, I only had time to learn one thing from the
experience.  It also seemed that he learned as little as I did.  This may bring my 2+
skills per fight average down if it happens too often.  How 'bout we encourage him to
wear some heavy armor next time we meet to prolong things a bit?
     Looks like Marden Voss or Murgon up next.  Both have a lot of experience so
hopefully it will be a good day for schooling.


                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon DAL SHANG, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  SAND DANCERS?  Who?  REFUGEES is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Practice pays for JESSE TAVAN, who pummelled MALDI 
STONEBREAKER, to pocket 25 points.  MARDEN VOSS certainly had a baffled expression on 
his face, after losing to METHADONE and losing 21 points in the process!  
WHATCHAMACALLIT successfully staved off a grab for the roses by MURGON of REFUGEES.  
Does DAL SHANG have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of OZ 3 should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of OZ 3 found their 
efforts at combat frustrated as TOO GOOD FOR ME apparently had more important things 
to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and CHURRO THE SPIKE is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't REFUGEES proud!  Them's the breaks, 
CHURRO THE SPIKE.  Expecting fair challenges from CARD SHARKS is evidently too much 
to ask.  Warriors of DAL SHANG!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base 
challenge of THE PROFESSOR?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for DAL SHANG?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507          9   1  0   131       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394               12   4  0   102       PARANOIA (702)
 MARDEN VOSS 6397             25  25  0   100       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JEANINE 6467                 17  19  1   100       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID 6385                   6   0  0    89       LEGION IV (595)
 MURGON 6477                  15  19  1    85       REFUGEES (377)
-AUGUSTUS HILL 5024            5   1  0    85       OZ 3 (554)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             13   8  0    82       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DURVAN 6491                  15  14  1    76       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KONGA DILLI 6519             10   8  0    72       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       17  14  0    65       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                  16  13  1    62       REFUGEES (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOHICKEY 6504                5   4  0    52       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515          9  10  0    37       SAND DANCERS (233)
-TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           4   1  0    37       OZ 2 (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MCMANUS 5027                  3   2  0    32       OZ 3 (554)
 THE PROFESSOR 6550            4   3  1    30       CARD SHARKS (712)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                 1   1  0    20       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
-THE PERFECT PLAYER 6552       1   0  1    16       CARD SHARKS (712)
-DEVILFISH 6551                1   0  0    15       CARD SHARKS (712)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         3   4  0    13       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LOS COWBOY 6566        0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          SMALL BELRAN 21       311 NONE    
CORT 6565              0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          SERPENT SLAYER 27     311 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jeanine -- Whew, that was close!  You really are "too good for me." -- Marden Voss

Whatchamacallit -- I dunno, what? -- Durvan

Augustus Hill -- Do they call you that because you're hard to get over? -- Ming the

Horrid -- Yeah, I know, but I'm stuck here. -- Jesse Tavan

Good ol' standbys.... -- Dilys tyl Kogan

The Professor -- I don't care how sharp your cards are, that deck should NOT have had
five aces! -- Churro the Spike

Yep, good ol' standbys. -- Murgon

Doohickey -- Looks like a got you in the whatsit. -- Koreen

And yet another standby. -- Konga Dilli

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

3 March 2004

     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:
     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,


                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOS COWBOY was barely slain by SMALL BELRAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CORT was murdered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
JEANINE overpowered DURVAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DOOHICKEY was unbelievably bested by MING THE TERRIBLE in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
THE PROFESSOR bested CHURRO THE SPIKE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
WHATCHAMACALLIT overpowered MURGON in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
MARDEN VOSS was devastated by METHADONE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KOREEN was handily defeated by HORRID in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KONGA DILLI viciously subdued HELVAN QUICKHAND in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.
JESSE TAVAN vanquished MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DILYS TYL KOGAN was beaten by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a popular 1 minute melee.
BACKLASH was overpowered by FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  1      42  |

Turn 311 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507        9   1  0  131 BUENO FER NADA (707)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394             12   4  0  102 PARANOIA (702)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORRID 6385                 6   0  0   89 LEGION IV (595)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           13   8  0   82 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   DURVAN 6491                15  14  1   76 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KONGA DILLI 6519           10   8  0   72 REFUGEES (377)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     17  14  0   65 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                16  13  1   62 REFUGEES (377)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOOHICKEY 6504              5   4  0   52 BUENO FER NADA (707)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARDEN VOSS 6397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KONGA DILLI 6519.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOOHICKEY 6504, 

The least popular fighter this week was MING THE TERRIBLE 6482.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BACKLASH 6518, KOREEN 6490, MARDEN VOSS 6397, MURGON 6477, 

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn: