Date   : 02/24/2005    Duedate: 03/09/2005


DM-75    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors


(75-2503) [12-87-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOODY                          WRATH
SAND DANCERS (67)              MASTERS OF SIN (270)
(75-2503) [12-87-0,123]        (75-3081) [7-0-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           WOODY
DARK TOADS (240)               SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3012) [20-20-1,81]         (75-2503) [12-87-0,123]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I AM SAM (267)              60
2. DARK TOADS (240)            31      I AM SAM (267)
3. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      19      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF SIN (270)        12
5. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        0      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 I AM SAM (267)            29  11  1 72.5   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         12  2 0
 2/ 1*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      18   7  0 72.0   2/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            6  1 0
 3/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)         276 158  6 63.6   3/ 5*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    5  5 0
 4/ 6*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    15  15  1 50.0   4/ 4*MASTERS OF SIN (270)      3  0 0
 5- 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    119 127 11 48.4   5- 2 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  1 0
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        569 922 16 38.2   6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)         2 13 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 336): LORGAN TEN VARN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 303): YERIX of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 291): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 336): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 309): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 303): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 291): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 267): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      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.  Tsk, tsk, WRATH beat PADFOOT and 
PADFOOT lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to 
defend the throne, YERIX has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm 
earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as WOODY takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Green Axe, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From JADE MOUNTAIN's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  PARANOID ASYLUM was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like MASTERS OF SIN avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, VOLTO LEENI was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this 
one, but SAMICH has challenged up by 28 in an attempt against TABATAN.  And The Green 
Axe has banned TABATAN from service until next turn for losing to SAMICH and giving 
him 26 points in the process!  Ha!  I guess I can give a little credit to SAMARIUM of 
I AM SAM for challenging up by 19 to ARIA.  SAMARIUM won to get 81 points of 
     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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the JADE MOUNTAIN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODY 2503                   12  87  0   123       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                   15   9  0   140       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-SAMSARA 3055                 11   0  0   118       I AM SAM (267)
-ANNE 3101                    13   7  0   105       DARK TOADS (240)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             13  12  0   102       DARK TOADS (240)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            13   3  0    98       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMICH 3046                   4   0  1    88       I AM SAM (267)
 ARIA 3012                    20  20  1    81       DARK TOADS (240)
 SAMARIUM 3071                 7   2  0    81       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 18  16  0    70       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATH 3081                    7   0  0    66       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 SAMOSET 3043                  4   1  0    58       I AM SAM (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             10  26  0    56       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SPIKE 3154                    7   2  0    50       DARK TOADS (240)
 PADFOOT 3142                  5   1  0    47       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           6   3  0    41       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  22  0    34       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 SIRIUS BLACK 3141             3   3  1    33       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-MONKEY KING 2904              5   7  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SNAPE 3138                    3   3  0    28       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                2   2  0    27       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 PRONGS 3139                   2   4  0    25       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 2   4  0    24       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             3  13  0    22       SAND DANCERS (67)
-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)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Samich -- Hmm, peanutbutter and jelly.  NOT my favorite. -- Volto Leeni

Yerix -- That was well done on both our parts.  I clearly a better teacher than
Duel2Dude. -- Woody

Samoset -- Wow, I didn't know dwarves were hairy ALL OVER.  Amazing. -- Treenva Taral

Anne -- Hey, I didn't mean anything, you know, RUDE when I tried to hug you!  You
didn't have to cut my arm off! -- Tabatan

The Corinthian -- What, you think an Athenian is going to show up and blockade you or
something?  No way, couldn't get a ship here.  Not a chance. -- Arnal Redaxe

TigToad -- I can't answer you, because I'm still sulking.  Nothing personal against
you.  Just life in general. -- Woody

John Michael and Mockingbird -- I had noticed that. -- Captain Mondinor

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

SAMICH devastated TABATAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SAMARIUM won victory over ARIA in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
SAMOSET handily defeated VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WOODY was viciously subdued by MOCKINGBIRD in a popular 5 minute master's Title brawl.
JOHN MICHAEL demolished CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PADFOOT was devastated by WRATH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SPIKE handily defeated SNAPE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TREENVA TARAL was vanquished by SIRIUS BLACK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARNAL REDAXE lost to PRONGS in a 1 minute fight.
WORMTAIL vanquished TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -   6 -  0      85  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  16 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  18 -  0      10  |

Turn 304 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOCKINGBIRD 3073           13  12  0  102 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132          13   3  0   98 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-LUNGE      SAMARIUM 3071               7   2  0   81 I AM SAM (267)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               18  16  0   70 SAND DANCERS (67)
LUNGING ATTACK   WRATH 3081                  7   0  0   66 MASTERS OF SIN (270)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                  7   2  0   50 DARK TOADS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WOODY 2503.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOCKINGBIRD 3073, SAMARIUM 
3071, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, ARIA 3012, SPIKE 3154, SAMICH 3046, WRATH 3081, SIRIUS BLACK 
3141, PRONGS 3139, and WORMTAIL 3140.

The least popular fighter this week was ARNAL REDAXE 3136.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TREENVA TARAL 3072, SNAPE 3138, PADFOOT 3142, VOLTO LEENI 3038, 


     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."


     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)