DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2004    Duedate: 03/24/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-280

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAROLD
DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2823) [20-7-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAROLD                         SAMSARA
DARK TOADS (240)               I AM SAM (267)
(75-2823) [20-7-0,121]         (75-3055) [4-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                CYRUS
SAND DANCERS (67)              DARK TOADS (240)
(75-2694) [17-40-1,95]         (75-3022) [11-4-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            45
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           21      DARK TOADS (240)
3. I AM SAM (267)              19      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        7
5. THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)        0      I AM SAM (267)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FEARFUL (255)             12   3  0 80.0   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         203 114  5 64.0   2/ 2*I AM SAM (267)            5  2 0
 3- 3 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     23  19  0 54.8   3/ 3 LEGALESE (253)            5 10 1
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)           116 111  6 51.1   4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 10 0
 5- 6 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     21  23  1 47.7   5- 5 THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)     3  0 0
 6/ 7 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     96 109 11 46.8   6- 7 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     2  1 0
 7/ 8*I AM SAM (267)             7   8  0 46.7   7/ 9 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  3 0
 8/ 9 SAND DANCERS (67)        539 832 16 39.3   8- 6 FEARFUL (255)             1  0 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I must say that in TigToad's years as a manager, I have been one of his most pleasant
surprises.  I seem to fight extremely well for a warrior of my standing.  I know I
was not his first choice of replacement warrior when this stable last had an opening
and now I find myself Duelmaster of Jade Mountain.  This is fortunate, since the crud
that Winston, Shylock and so many others had built up on this throne has almost been
scrubbed clean by the likes of Habeas Corpus.  Habeas is a good competitor, though
his teammate needs a reprimand for his cruel slaying of Geoffery.  Fortunately,
TigToad was having second thoughts on giving the Dark Arena survivor a second chance,
anyway.  The new warrior looks to have promise as well.  I personally approve of his
style...so my parting thought is left for the Legalese.  TigToad and I thank you for
killing our offensive warrior to make room for yet another Total Parry on the sands
of Jade Mountain. -- Harold

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SAMSARA win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SAMSARA 
beat WRIT OF MANDAMUS and WRIT OF MANDAMUS lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart. 
And if variety is the spice of life, JADE MOUNTAIN may be getting bland, as HAROLD 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
PARANOID ASYLUM, 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 who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARK TOADS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, WOODY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for JADE 
MOUNTAIN's morgue.  More variety.  It's about time DISMISSED 2 got beat for picking 
on warriors like ARIA.  Bravo, DARK TOADS.  See you at The Green Axe.  Honor is like 
a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in JADE MOUNTAIN to get a drink than The Green 
Axe!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
JADE MOUNTAIN.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                  20   7  0   121       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS 3022                   11   4  0   100       DARK TOADS (240)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         17  40  1    95       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WOODY 2503                   10  65  0    95       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799           17  14  1    94       LEGALESE (253)
-VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743          9   0  0    94       FEARFUL (255)
-HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          8   7  0    92       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED MOSQUITO 2794             9   6  1    79       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARDEN 3025                    9   5  0    73       DARK TOADS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                    5   7  0    53       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SAMSARA 3055                  4   0  0    52       I AM SAM (267)
-TARAXICAN LIONE 1515          5   4  0    50       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 ARIA 3012                     8   8  0    45       DARK TOADS (240)
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          2   2  1    45       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-QUERCUS ALBA 1518             6   3  0    43       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
-POLLY POX 2254                7   7  0    42       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-FRAXINUS ALBA 1519            7   3  0    37       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
 DISMISSED 2 3024              6   5  2    34       LEGALESE (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY KING 2904              4   3  0    34       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                  6   4  0    33       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         5   9  0    32       LEGALESE (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRRELEVANT 3034               4   6  0    18       LEGALESE (253)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              3   9  0    18       SAND DANCERS (67)
-RHYPOPHOBIA 2740              3   0  0    18       FEARFUL (255)
-HANNAH HEMLOCK 1545           1   4  0    13       THUJA TRE TSUGA (147)
-SAMOSET 3043                  1   1  0    11       I AM SAM (267)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              1   0  0     7       DARK TOADS (240)
-HEMATOPHOBIA 3056             0   1  0     5       FEARFUL (255)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEOFFRY 3069           1  1 1 DARK TOADS 240        DISMISSED 2 3024      279 JUST REV
SAMAHIN 3068           2  2 0 I AM SAM 267          HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     280 NONE    
PERJURY 3057           0  5 0 LEGALESE 253          TREEMASTER 19         280 NONE    
PEACEKEEPER 3037       1  2 1 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     280 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- Unfortunately, most of her opponents seem to welcome Aria as a match. --
TigToad

Woody -- Didn't you get that fruit basket that we sent last holiday as a thank-you
for the teaching?  Besides, its not like you _never_ beat a Toad.  You beat Cyrus a
couple cycles ago.  Of course, he's still hearing about it.... -- TigToad

Essina Tyl Vern -- Well, we are now 1-1 together, care for best of 3? -- Arden

All -- I have a new warrior on the sands of Jade Mountain.  Mockingbird.  She is my
third warrior of that name, the first two both being horribly cursed and summarily
executed for their ineptitude.  Here is hoping this one comes out better. -- TigToad

Hear, hear...let's hope I come out better.  Gulp. -- Mockingbird

Habeas Corpus -- Thank you for keeping me throne warm. -- Harold

Tig Toad -- Interesting upchallenge.  Pretty brave.  I am sure you will make
Dismissed 2 pay. -- Judge

Harold -- I must say I was sorry to see that matchup come up last turn.  Just what we
need on Jade Mountain's Throne--another beast of burden. -- Habeas Corpus

Woody -- Let's see how you do against me this cycle. -- Habeas Corpus

Jekyll -- Welcome back. -- Judge

Cyrus -- My reputation as a good teacher stands firm. -- Woody, glad to be good at
something

Arden -- My dear young man!  Do not be deceived by my record; I am not easy. --
Essina tyl Vern

Samsara -- What I can't get used to is a guy named Sara. -- Volto Leeni

Irrelevant -- To what? -- Tabatan

Losing to a standby doesn't seem like a good beginning here. -- Treenva Taral

TigToad -- (proud smirk)  Thank you. -- Woody

Allocution -- The worst thing is not being able to retire.  It's graduate or die. --
Woody

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

SAMAHIN was butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEACEKEEPER was butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PERJURY was murdered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ARIA defeated DISMISSED 2 in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
ARDEN was bested by ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
CYRUS savagely defeated WOODY in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SAMSARA devastated WRIT OF MANDAMUS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HAROLD devastated HABEAS CORPUS in a 4 minute bloody mismatched Title match.
IRRELEVANT was overpowered by TABATAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MONKEY KING vanquished VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TREENVA TARAL was defeated by MOCKINGBIRD in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 280 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HAROLD 2823                20   7  0  121 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     CYRUS 3022                 11   4  0  100 DARK TOADS (240)
WALL OF STEEL    HABEAS CORPUS 2799         17  14  1   94 LEGALESE (253)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                  9   5  0   73 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMSARA 3055                4   0  0   52 I AM SAM (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  DISMISSED 2 3024            6   5  2   34 LEGALESE (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ESSINA TYL VERN 2694.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CYRUS 3022.  The ten other most popular fighters were TREENVA TARAL 3072, 
HABEAS CORPUS 2799, ARIA 3012, DISMISSED 2 3024, SAMSARA 3055, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, 
ESSINA TYL VERN 2694, TABATAN 3040, MONKEY KING 2904, and PEACEKEEPER 3037.

The least popular fighter this week was IRRELEVANT 3034.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940, WOODY 2503, PERJURY 3057, SAMAHIN 3068, VOLTO 
LEENI 3038, HAROLD 2823, ARDEN 3025, PEACEKEEPER 3037, MONKEY KING 2904, and TABATAN 
3040.

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

HABEAS CORPUS (75-2799) LEGALESE (253)