Date   : 02/18/2005    Duedate: 03/03/2005


DM-78    TURN-291

This Weeks Top Honors


(78-2501) [21-10-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAND DANCERS (68)              GIRLS X3 (299)
(78-2501) [21-10-0,110]        (78-2609) [5-2-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND DANCERS (68)              PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
(78-2501) [21-10-0,110]        (78-2577) [2-4-0,28]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HUNTERS (300)               51
2. GIRLS X3 (299)              50      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)           17      Unchartered Team
4. TREE PEOPLE (265)           12
5. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       3      HUNTERS (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HUNTERS (300)              4   1  2 80.0   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         7  5 0
 2/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        32  10  0 76.2   2/ 1 PBA (275)                 6  4 0
 3/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        185  92  8 66.8   3/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)         5  5 0
 4/ 3 PBA (275)                116  80  9 59.2   4/ 0*HUNTERS (300)             4  1 2
 5- 4*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       4   4  0 50.0   5/ 4*GIRLS X3 (299)            4  9 1
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)        556 686 18 44.8   6/ 7*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    2  0 0
 7/ 6*GIRLS X3 (299)            13  17  1 43.3   7- 5*PARANOID ENVY (294)       2  3 0
 8/ 8*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     2   4  0 33.3   8/ 6 WILD KINGDOM (283)        1  1 0
 9- 7*PARANOID ENVY (294)        5  16  0 23.8   9- 8*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      0  2 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.

     Gosh, you started out as Chip-Wood, and now you're just wood-chips.  I hope they
have lots of, you know, glue and stuff in the Infirmary.

                                   Blonde Billie

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of LIN 
TIRIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, PBA, since SAND DANCERS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  I can just hear all the 
boasts coming in HUNTERS' next personal ads.  Their first turn they went 4-1-2.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see DANNI ROGERS win a fight and gain 29 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DANNI ROGERS beat FIVE + FIVE and FIVE + FIVE lost 25 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, LIN TIRIAN 
may be getting bland, as BLONDE BILLIE 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!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  LIN 
TIRIAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  TREE PEOPLE the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like WILD KINGDOM 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  TERMINOTTER III was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the LIN TIRIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           21  10  0   110       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 150 2567                      7   1  1    89       PBA (275)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               12   8  0    88       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 BABY SPLIT 2432              11   9  2    76       PBA (275)
 TERMINOTTER III 2428          9   2  0    71       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRLON 2489                   10  26  0    63       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DANNI ROGERS 2609             5   2  0    63       GIRLS X3 (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PARAGON 2563                  3   4  0    54       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 GABRIELLE REECE 2613          5   1  1    42       GIRLS X3 (299)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              8   6  0    41       PBA (275)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  8   4  0    36       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARYANITA II 2571             4   4  0    33       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 APPLE-TREE 2566               5   3  1    29       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 TYLER DURDEN 2577             2   4  0    28       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
-AMANDA 2604                   3   0  0    25       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOUBLE DOWN 2578              2   0  0    23       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 STRIKE ONE 2418               2   0  0    21       PBA (275)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         3   8  0    17       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIGGER KREE 2631              1   0  0    16       SAND DANCERS (68)
 VALARIA 2620                  1   0  0    15       HUNTERS (300)
 DRACKO 2622                   1   0  0    15       HUNTERS (300)
 BEHEMOTH 2621                 1   0  1    14       HUNTERS (300)
 HAA-THORN 2610                1   1  0    10       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 THREE PLUS THREE 2496         1   1  0    10       PBA (275)
 SAJA 2619                     1   0  1     6       HUNTERS (300)
-ARAGORN 2601                  1   2  0     5       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
-FLIKR 2600                    0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
-NOB 2602                      0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 DAKKON 2623                   0   1  0     1       HUNTERS (300)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   BEHEMOTH 2621         291 NONE    
DARK ARENA 2611        3  3 0 GIRLS X3 299          HIGH ELF 19           291 NONE    
BOY GEORGE 2624        0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          BLACK ORC 20          291 NONE    
SHERRY HOUSTON 2625    0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          SAJA 2619             291         
PILAR MONTENEGRO 2612  0  2 0 GIRLS X3 299          APPLE-TREE 2566       287 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Terminotter Iii -- Next time, I'm bringing an otter-hound with me. -- Irlon

Baby Split -- And a fond farewell to you and the rest of the limited gladiatorial
community here in Lin Tirian.  I'm going back to my tribe and show them what REAL
fighting is like. -- One-Eye Teo

Maryanita Ii -- You survived, so you've got no complaint coming, right?  Because I
really, really felt like ripping somebody up and down and sideways today. -- Jayne
the Ripper

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

DARK ARENA was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BOY GEORGE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TERMINOTTER III was subdued by CHIP-WOOD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BOXWOOD was vanquished by IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
APPLE-TREE was defeated by GABRIELLE REECE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
MARYANITA II devastated JAYNE THE RIPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
HAA-THORN was savagely defeated by TYLER DURDEN in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
BLONDE BILLIE overcame BABY SPLIT in a 2 minute expert's Title melee.
150 vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
FIVE + FIVE was overpowered by DANNI ROGERS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THREE PLUS THREE was handily defeated by JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STRIKE ONE outlasted DAKKON in a unpopular 15 minute amateur's match.
VALARIA bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's battle.
BEHEMOTH butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DRACKO overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
SAJA narrowly killed SHERRY HOUSTON in a 1 minute beginner's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |

Turn 291 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        1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         21  10  0  110 SAND DANCERS (68)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                    7   1  1   89 PBA (275)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHIP-WOOD 2425             12   8  0   88 TREE PEOPLE (265)
BASHING ATTACK   TERMINOTTER III 2428        9   2  0   71 WILD KINGDOM (283)
LUNGING ATTACK   DANNI ROGERS 2609           5   2  0   63 GIRLS X3 (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TYLER DURDEN 2577.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE BILLIE 
2501, GABRIELLE REECE 2613, 150 2567, DANNI ROGERS 2609, CHIP-WOOD 2425, IRLON 2489, 

The least popular fighter this week was DAKKON 2623.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRIKE ONE 2418, THREE PLUS THREE 2496, FIVE + FIVE 2553, JAYNE THE 
BEHEMOTH 2621, and HAA-THORN 2610.


     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*)