DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/05/2004    Duedate: 03/18/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-267

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VALIANT TITMOUSE
WILD KINGDOM (283)
(78-2427) [10-2-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VALIANT TITMOUSE               POSITION IS EMPTY
WILD KINGDOM (283)             
(78-2427) [10-2-0,90]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALIANT TITMOUSE               ONE-EYE TEO
WILD KINGDOM (283)             SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2427) [10-2-0,90]          (78-2426) [10-8-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORD MASTERS (191)          10
2. SAND DANCERS (68)            9      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. WILD KINGDOM (283)           6      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)       0
5. DOMINATION (201)             0      EUCLID'S REBELS (23)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3*THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)    14   3  0 82.4   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         9  3 0
 2- 4*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    17   5  2 77.3   2- 2*THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)    8  1 0
 3/ 5 WILD KINGDOM (283)        27   8  0 77.1   3- 3 THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)    7  3 0
 4- 6 TREE PEOPLE (265)        156  72  7 68.4   4- 4*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    6  1 0
 5- 8 DOMINATION (201)          17   9  2 65.4   5- 8 DOMINATION (201)          2  0 1
 6- 9 PBA (275)                 92  68  7 57.5   6/ 7 WILD KINGDOM (283)        2  1 0
 7-10 THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)    54  43  4 55.7   7- 9*DARK TOADS II (292)       2  2 0
 8-11*DARK TOADS II (292)        2   2  0 50.0   8-10 TREE PEOPLE (265)         2  7 0
 9/12 WORD MASTERS (191)        22  25  3 46.8   9/12 WORD MASTERS (191)        1  2 0
10/13 SAND DANCERS (68)        515 632 18 44.9  10-11 PBA (275)                 1  5 0
11-14*PHISH 4 (291)              0   1  0  0.0  11-14*PHISH 4 (291)             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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LIN TIRIAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  DOMINATION stable has parlayed this turn's 
0-0-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, DISSOLUTION fought IRLON and gained 10 points and 
contributed to WORD MASTERS' 1-0-0.  IRLON has lost to DISSOLUTION, falling 10 
points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 3-1-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, SAFIR has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should 
ask VALIANT TITMOUSE about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  TREE PEOPLE has cause to stand tall, as 
they were LIN TIRIAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided TREE PEOPLE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
WILD KINGDOM.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, LIN TIRIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in LIN TIRIAN, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my 
pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427        10   2  0    90       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLANK 2374                   13   8  2    87       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             10   8  0    63       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUSTICATE 1513                5   3  0    44       WORD MASTERS (191)
-ERYTHORBIC ACID 2278          4   4  1    43       WORD MASTERS (191)
-CENTERNIX M 2281              4   3  1    40       WORD MASTERS (191)
 DISSOLUTION 1514              7   7  0    39       WORD MASTERS (191)
-DRAKEN 2448                   6   5  1    37       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-UNFORGETTABLE 2306            3   1  1    36       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-CONJURER 2512                 1   0  0    33       DARK TOADS II (292)
-CHIP-WOOD 2425                6   3  0    31       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               5  10  0    31       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ONE TWO MANY 2469             4   0  0    31       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-UNBELIEVABLE 2308             3   1  1    28       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-MAD MAX 2466                  4   0  0    27       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            3   4  0    26       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNRELIABLE 2307               5   0  0    23       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-PUNCH DRUNK 2467              3   1  0    22       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-ROGAR THORFIN 2255            1   2  1    22       DOMINATION (201)
-BABY SPLIT 2432               4   4  1    21       PBA (275)
-NECROMANCER 2520              1   0  0    19       DARK TOADS II (292)
 IRLON 2489                    3   9  0    18       SAND DANCERS (68)
-(C)EE (J)AY 2470              2   0  0    18       THE WILLBURYS 77 (287)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-LUCKY LU 2447                 1   1  0    16       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIVE + FIVE 2553              1   1  0    15       PBA (275)
-UNSTOPABLE 2309               2   2  0    14       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-OLAF THORFIN 1720             2   1  0    14       DOMINATION (201)
-CLIFF OAKS 2478               1   3  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-UNTOUCHABLE 2305              4   1  0    13       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-ABJURER 2534                  0   1  0     7       DARK TOADS II (292)
-LUTEFISK 2490                 0   1  0     5       PHISH 4 (291)
-VERY BIG!!! 2445              1   1  0     4       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)
-RUCK N ROLL 2446              1   1  0     4       THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MISSED 2497            1  2 0 TREE PEOPLE 265       ROGAR THORFIN 2255    265         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chip-Wood -- I took your name as an instruction and set to.  I had to chip the paint,
also, but I don't see how I could have avoided it, you know. -- One-Eye Teo

One Too Many -- Or maybe, like, three or four too many. -- Blonde Billie

The Convicted Thief TAUNTED me!  He said REALLY RUDE things. -- Clumsy Dan

Lucky Lu -- Never count on a rabbit's foot, it doesn't have enough toes. -- Irlon

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

VALIANT TITMOUSE devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ONE-EYE TEO vanquished DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 2 minute uneven battle.
IRLON was demolished by DISSOLUTION in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CLUMSY DAN devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BLONDE BILLIE defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  20 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 267 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427      10   2  0   90 WILD KINGDOM (283)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE-EYE TEO 2426           10   8  0   63 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The ten other most popular fighters were VALIANT 
TITMOUSE 2427, DISSOLUTION 1514, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, CLUMSY DAN 2476, IRLON 2489,  0, 
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was IRLON 2489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLUMSY DAN 2476, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, DISSOLUTION 1514, VALIANT TITMOUSE 
2427, ONE-EYE TEO 2426,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

SAFIR (78-2457) THE WILLBURYS 37 (286)