DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2004    Duedate: 03/17/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-285

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KIRK GIBSON
1988 DODGERS (435)
(74-3230) [21-12-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KIRK GIBSON                    RETRIBUTION
1988 DODGERS (435)             BROTHERHOOD (406)
(74-3230) [21-12-1,108]        (74-2982) [5-2-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KIRK GIBSON                    ALEJANDRO PENA
1988 DODGERS (435)             1988 DODGERS (435)
(74-3230) [21-12-1,108]        (74-3903) [2-1-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

1988 DODGERS (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 1988 DODGERS (435)          60
2. ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)      33      1988 DODGERS (435)
3. FORCE OF FIVE (470)         21      Unchartered Team
4. THE DREIHDENS (433)         20
5. SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)       12      BROTHERHOOD (406)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 1988 DODGERS (435)       106  56  2 65.4   1/ 1 1988 DODGERS (435)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     89  57  6 61.0   2/ 3 THE DREIHDENS (433)      10  2 1
 3/ 5*BROTHERHOOD (406)          9   6  2 60.0   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  7 0
 4/ 3 CORPS (346)              348 238 19 59.4   4/ 8 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     6  2 0
 5/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       86  63 13 57.7   5/ 4 CORPS (346)               6  3 0
 6/ 7 STORMTROOPERS (72)        22  22  2 50.0   6/ 7 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    4  6 1
 7/ 9 SAND DANCERS (251)       643 690 27 48.2   7/ 9 WICKED DESTINY (440)      4  9 0
 8/11 THE DREIHDENS (433)       73  80  4 47.7   8/13 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       3  5 0
 9-10 TC'S ARE US (456)          8   9  1 47.1   9/ 6 STORMTROOPERS (72)        3 10 0
10-14 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     67  80  3 45.6  10/15*BROTHERHOOD (406)         2  1 0
11/15 PARTY GEEKS (431)         56  67  2 45.5  11-11 TC'S ARE US (456)         1  1 0
12/13 WICKED DESTINY (440)      65  79  5 45.1  12/10 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   1  2 1
13/12 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   18  22  2 45.0  13/12 PARTY GEEKS (431)         1  3 0
14/16 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   158 220 12 41.8  14- 5 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     1  4 0
15/ 0*THE SOUTH (483)            2   4  0 33.3  15/ 0*THE SOUTH (483)           0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CHAVEZ RAVINE?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for FAULTY PREMISES, whose 0-0-0 this turn 
dropped them by 9 into 14th.  Ha!  FORCE OF FIVE turned their 2-1-0 turn into a 8th 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-0-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, THE DREIHDENS, the 
Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see TIM LEARY win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TIM 
LEARY beat TSIRELL and TSIRELL lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, CHAVEZ RAVINE may be getting bland, as KIRK GIBSON 
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, CHAVEZ RAVINE?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  PARTY 
GEEKS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like THE DREIHDENS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  TSALMOTH 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in CHAVEZ RAVINE to get a drink than The 
Crystal Wheel!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't 
be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             21  12  1   108       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRACO MALFOY 3500            18   9  1   106       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          17  31  0   104       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           17  15  0   100       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-MAX FACTOR 3690              14   6  0    96       CORPS (346)
-KAGES FAULT 3189             12  18  0    95       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485         14  16  2    93       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         20  20  0    90       SAND DANCERS (251)
-IRONHAND ORC 3190            12  18  2    88       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 DREIHDEN TAG 3759            11   8  1    88       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              17  13  1    86       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          14  13  1    82       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 JADOW 3214                   17  14  0    80       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-NOVICES 3334                  8   9  1    79       TC'S ARE US (456)
 DONSTAN 3061                 13  36  0    78       SAND DANCERS (251)
-KRAZY KAT 3550               11  17  1    78       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-CLONE MISHAP 3708            10  12  0    73       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIM LEARY 3838                8   1  0    66       1988 DODGERS (435)
 LORD TAYLOR 3731              8   3  0    62       CORPS (346)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREIHDEN BUM 3806             7   5  2    54       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 TAISHAKU 3843                 4   4  0    45       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 TSIRELL 3793                 13   5  0    44       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SENGEN 3842                   4   3  1    44       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 THE TICK 3788                 7   7  0    43       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 TSALMOTH 3847                 3   5  0    43       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 KRAGO 344                     7   3  0    37       STORMTROOPERS (72)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          6   4  0    34       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVE SAX 3849                5   3  0    32       1988 DODGERS (435)
 JOHN SHELBY 3886              4   0  1    31       1988 DODGERS (435)
-LUCIUS MALFOY 3882            1   3  0    30       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 RETRIBUTION 2982              5   2  0    28       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 A LITTLE LUCK 3887            3   0  0    28       THE DREIHDENS (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEJANDRO PENA 3903           2   1  0    22       1988 DODGERS (435)
 HAMMER 3875                   3   1  0    21       CORPS (346)
 SILVER MOON 1385              4   5  0    19       STORMTROOPERS (72)
 BEHRIN 3837                   3   4  0    19       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 GREYMIST 3848                 1   3  0    19       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 CHEN WYN MI 3821              4   6  0    18       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-CREATOR 345                   4   4  0    18       STORMTROOPERS (72)
 ROBERT E. LEE 3743            2   4  0    16       THE SOUTH (483)
 SAM THE SLUG 3909             1   0  0    15       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 3   4  0    13       SAND DANCERS (251)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            1   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 BIG BRUTHA' 3840              2   5  0    11       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-TOKEN ENDEAVOR 3890           1   1  0     9       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-ARM 3874                      1   1  0     8       CORPS (346)
-SUM OF ALL MEN 3869           1   1  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 JELLO BOY 3906                1   0  0     5       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-TEASE 3881                    0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 MARTEL 3908                   0   1  0     1       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-GOTNOGAME 3880                0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARSAL THE FALSE 10    0  1 0   1                   SENGEN 3842           285 NONE    
FAT PUNK 3721         12  9 0 PARTY GEEKS 431       SETZER GABBIANI 3485  283         
TYRAMENCH 3885         0  2 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  KOLAS STONEATER 18    285 NONE    
LOENDAL 343            4  4 2 STORMTROOPERS 72      DREIHDEN BUM 3806     284         
CLOVIS 3854            0  4 0 WICKED DESTINY 440    CHANNA THE DANCER 24  285 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Clone Mishap -- Ah, yes, so sad.  You were, perhaps, cloned from the "before" version
instead of the "after"? -- Pelak ten Zorn

Ironhand Orc -- You're tough!  I didn't think I was going to win that one. -- Tilaen
tyl Sanh

Kages Fault -- Do I get to blame that damned secret admirer on you, too?  I hate
those types.  Teases.  Never come out in the open, never do anything USEFUL like buy
me a drink.  Bah. -- Donstan

Lucius Malfoy -- Hmm, I don't like to fight kids, even when they're really obnoxious
kids.  But I've got to admit you paid attention.  It isn't every day I can teach six
skills to somebody. -- Tsirell

Big Brutha' -- Not MINE, you're not. -- Ronsevan

Tsamoth -- Ah, well, thanks for explaining, and I hope you continue to maintain. --
Tsirell

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

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLOVIS was dealt death by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TYRAMENCH was slaughtered by KOLAS STONEATER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KRAGO was viciously subdued by DREIHDEN BUM in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
GREGORY GOYLE bested TILAEN TYL SANH in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
JADOW was overpowered by PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DREIHDEN TAG bested DONSTAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
THE TICK was savagely defeated by LORD TAYLOR in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
TIM LEARY handily defeated TSIRELL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HAMMER was vanquished by TSALMOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GREYMIST lost to PANSY PARKINSON in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
JOHN SHELBY overpowered SILVER MOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ALEJANDRO PENA viciously subdued RONSEVAN in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
KIRK GIBSON subdued SETZER GABBIANI in a 3 minute master's Title competition.
LOUD DRUNK subdued MADAME U-TANA in a 2 minute master's match.
TAISHAKU beat DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute conflict.
SENGEN put to death DARSAL THE FALSE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
A LITTLE LUCK savagely defeated BIG BRUTHA' in a 2 minute gruesome struggle.
BEHRIN handily defeated CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CHEN WYN MI was viciously subdued by RETRIBUTION in a 2 minute gory brawl.
ROBERT E. LEE was overpowered by STEVE SAX in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JELLO BOY narrowly defeated MARTEL in a 2 minute novice's match.
SAM THE SLUG overcame LALVO OF THE PEN in a 6 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    77 -  63 -  4      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  29 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  40 -  8      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  21 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  24 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  28 -  0      32  |

Turn 285 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     KIRK GIBSON 3230           21  12  1  108 1988 DODGERS (435)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGORY GOYLE 3497         17  15  0  100 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   DREIHDEN TAG 3759          11   8  1   88 THE DREIHDENS (433)
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD DRUNK 3554            17  13  1   86 PARTY GEEKS (431)
AIMED BLOW       TIM LEARY 3838              8   1  0   66 1988 DODGERS (435)
SLASHING ATTACK  DREIHDEN BUM 3806           7   5  2   54 THE DREIHDENS (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANSY PARKINSON 3814        6   4  0   34 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KIRK GIBSON 3230.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALEJANDRO PENA 3903.  The ten other most popular fighters were DREIHDEN BUM 
3806, LORD TAYLOR 3731, KIRK GIBSON 3230, A LITTLE LUCK 3887, TILAEN TYL SANH 3098, 
PANSY PARKINSON 3814, LOUD DRUNK 3554, RETRIBUTION 2982, MARTEL 3908, and CLOVIS 
3854.

The least popular fighter this week was SAM THE SLUG 3909.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROBERT E. LEE 3743, SILVER MOON 1385, HAMMER 3875, TSIRELL 
3793, JADOW 3214, KRAGO 344, TYRAMENCH 3885, CHEN WYN MI 3821, RONSEVAN 3866, and 
DONSTAN 3061.

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

KIRK GIBSON (74-3230) 1988 DODGERS (435)