Date   : 02/10/2005    Duedate: 02/23/2005


DM-75    TURN-303

This Weeks Top Honors


(75-2782) [15-9-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YERIX                          PADFOOT
(75-2782) [15-9-0,140]         (75-3142) [5-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           SAMARIUM
DARK TOADS (240)               I AM SAM (267)
(75-3012) [20-19-1,83]         (75-3071) [6-2-0,64]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I AM SAM (267)              40
2. DARK TOADS (240)            24      I AM SAM (267)
3. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       17      Unchartered Team
4. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      12
5. MASTERS OF SIN (270)         2      MASTERS OF SIN (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      17   7  0 70.8   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         12  3 0
 2/ 1 I AM SAM (267)            26  11  1 70.3   2/ 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     5  1 0
 3/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)         273 157  6 63.5   3/ 2 I AM SAM (267)            5  1 0
 4- 4 THAT'S US (271)           50  33  1 60.2   4/ 6*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      2  0 0
 5/ 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    119 127 11 48.4   5/ 0*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    2  3 0
 6/ 0*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    12  13  1 48.0   6/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         2 13 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        569 917 16 38.3   7- 5 THAT'S US (271)           1  0 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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 334): MANO TIKI TIA of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): WOODY of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 334): DIRTY SOUTH ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 307): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 302): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 265): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 306): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 289): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm really annoyed about this, Anne.  I mean, you WON, and you wouldn't take the
title?  So now *I* have to write a column, and I'm clearly unsuited to being here,
because I LOST.  Damn the Commission anyway.  And damn Yerix for going inactive and
thus FORCING us to be in a title match.
     But I've heard that things are going to be even WORSE.  Here I am, 12-85 and
perfectly happy with it, I could go for year without getting another win.  And what
do they tell me?  One hundred fights and I'm out of here REGARDLESS of how many wins
I've got.  They're going to LEAVE the record for slow graduation in the hands of that
FIEND of a golem from Osksi!
     I feel like I should go and have a really good sulk.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in JADE MOUNTAIN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf 
Modeen adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with SAMICH? 
He actually beat SAND DANCERS' VOLTO LEENI, and walked away with 13 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at HOGWARTS EXPRESS.  WORMTAIL lost 6 points to SAMURAI.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WORMTAIL will provide more easy wins...  
PARANOID ASYLUM's hatred of SAND DANCERS surfaced again as YERIX challenged JADE 
MOUNTAIN's top dog.  I'm sure JADE MOUNTAIN is excited about YERIX, the new 
Duelmaster from PARANOID ASYLUM.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, I AM SAM!  The bums at PARANOID ASYLUM couldn't face the challenges from I 
AM SAM!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, VOLTO LEENI!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  FIFTH QUARTER's boys should be laying low.  Now 
that FIFTH QUARTER's manager has gone and let ARIA kill GYHARD unchallenged, FIFTH 
QUARTER's fighters are fair game.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
JADE MOUNTAIN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YERIX 2782                   15   9  0   140       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODY 2503                   12  86  0   122       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAMSARA 3055                 11   0  0   118       I AM SAM (267)
 ANNE 3101                    13   7  0   105       DARK TOADS (240)
-WONDERFUL 3083               12   5  1   103       THAT'S US (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 18  15  0    90       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            12   3  0    90       DARK TOADS (240)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             12  12  0    88       DARK TOADS (240)
 ARIA 3012                    20  19  1    83       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMARIUM 3071                 6   2  0    64       I AM SAM (267)
 SAMICH 3046                   3   0  1    62       I AM SAM (267)
-WICKED 3098                   9   7  0    58       THAT'S US (271)
 PADFOOT 3142                  5   0  0    57       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             10  25  0    55       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WRATH 3081                    6   0  0    54       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 THE CORINTHIAN 3100           6   3  0    41       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SAMOSET 3043                  3   1  0    41       I AM SAM (267)
 SPIKE 3154                    6   2  0    39       DARK TOADS (240)
-WORRIED 3086                  8   9  0    38       THAT'S US (271)
 SNAPE 3138                    3   2  0    36       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  21  0    33       SAND DANCERS (67)
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-WANTON 3089                   6   7  0    31       THAT'S US (271)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-MONKEY KING 2904              5   7  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                2   2  0    27       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             3  12  0    24       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIRIUS BLACK 3141             2   3  1    23       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 PRONGS 3139                   1   4  0    15       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 SAMURAI 3119                  1   0  0    13       I AM SAM (267)
-SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-GREED 3125                    1   3  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 1   4  0     7       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GYHARD 3102           11  5 0 FIFTH QUARTER 184     ARIA 3012             299 NOT REVE
NANTUCKET 3156         0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   STORMFALL 27          303 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, where did everyone go?  I realize I haven't been posting my ads like a good
manager, but that didn't mean I wasn't paying attention...kinda. -- TigToad

Woody -- Congratulations, old chap!  I do like how the only active warrior who can
fight you, beat you last turn.  Yet, you took the throne.  Anyway, Duelmaster Woody
does have that special ring to it.  Of course, it doesn't look great for Jade
Mountain as a whole.  Ironically, if Anne does defeat you next turn, I expect her to
go inactive for a while as I expect she will run in the spring tournament.  It's been
a while since I had a tournament worthy warrior in Jade Mountain... ofcourse, it's
been a while since I had a Duelmaster in Jade Mountain, too. -- TigToad

Aria -- Would you graduate already, please? -- TigToad

Tamrissa & Samsara -- Congratulations on bringing such glory to Jade Mountain and all
of Lirith Kai in this past tournament. -- TigToad

Tabatan -- Well, you hit much harder than I remember from previous fights. -- Aria

Captain Mondinor -- Well, it's hard to win a fight when you must fight so many times
in one day. -- John Michael & Mockingbird

Aria -- Maybe you really SHOULD stick to opera?  This arena stuff can't be helping
your singing voice. -- Tabatan

Wrath -- That's a sin?  I didn't realize!  Why, I've been sinning for MONTHS now, and
I didn't even know it.  Surely it doesn't count if I don't realize that it's a sin?
-- Volto Leeni

Spike?  Can't TigToad find you a better stage name than that? -- Treenva Taral

I hate people who are shorter than me and not dwarves. -- Arnal Redaxe

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.

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NANTUCKET was butchered by STORMFALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAMICH devastated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
YERIX handily defeated WOODY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
SAMARIUM slimly lost to ARIA in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SAMOSET devastated TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ANNE defeated TABATAN in a 2 minute struggle.
MOCKINGBIRD luckily beat LADY SCORN in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's brawl.
JOHN MICHAEL won victory over CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SNAPE was defeated by WRATH in a action packed 1 minute duel.
THE CORINTHIAN defeated ARNAL REDAXE in a 2 minute fight.
PADFOOT overpowered STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SPIKE overpowered PRONGS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIRIUS BLACK viciously subdued TALK-TO-DEATH in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
WORMTAIL was subdued by SAMURAI in a popular 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -   9 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  20 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  17 -  0      23  |

Turn 303 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  YERIX 2782                 15   9  0  140 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  13   7  0  105 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               18  15  0   90 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  20  19  1   83 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   WRATH 3081                  6   0  0   54 MASTERS OF SIN (270)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                  6   2  0   39 DARK TOADS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAMARIUM 3071.  The ten other most popular fighters were TABATAN 3040, SIRIUS BLACK 
3141, YERIX 2782, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, THE CORINTHIAN 3100, ARIA 3012, ANNE 3101, WRATH 
3081, SAMURAI 3119, and SAMICH 3046.

The least popular fighter this week was PRONGS 3139.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TREENVA TARAL 3072, WOODY 2503, VOLTO LEENI 3038, NANTUCKET 3156, 
WORMTAIL 3140, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, SNAPE 3138, SPIKE 3154, PADFOOT 3142, and