DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2004    Duedate: 03/22/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARCH MADNESS
SPORTZ! (518)
(4-5435) [8-1-0,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHASM OF IGNORANCE             MARCH MADNESS
UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)         SPORTZ! (518)
(4-4186) [9-3-0,122]           (4-5435) [8-1-0,79]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARCH MADNESS                  TEMPLAR
SPORTZ! (518)                  CRUSADE (505)
(4-5435) [8-1-0,79]            (4-5714) [1-1-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DIFFERENT HATS (532)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)      83
2. ROCKING CREW (540)          41      UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)
3. DREAMERS (569)              39      Unchartered Team
4. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)     37
5. DRACONOMICON (557)          35      MIKES MORGUE (561)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*MIKES MORGUE (561)         7   3  1 70.0   1/ 1*DIFFERENT HATS (532)      8  5 3
 2/ 3*BLACK & BLUE (547)         7   3  0 70.0   2/ 6*MIKES MORGUE (561)        7  3 1
 3/ 8*ARENA FELINES (554)        6   4  0 60.0   3/ 5*BLACK & BLUE (547)        7  3 0
 4/10*PURPLE AND GOLD (571)      6   4  0 60.0   4/16*SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  7  4 0
 5/ 2*ORCCON THUGS (572)         6   4  0 60.0   5/10*ROCKING CREW (540)        6  4 1
 6/ 1*THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)      6   4  0 60.0   6/ 4*ORCCON THUGS (572)        6  4 0
 7/ 9*MAYAN WHITE (570)          6   4  0 60.0   7/15*FORCE OF FIVE (535)       6  4 0
 8- 6*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)      3   2  2 60.0   8/ 2*THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)     6  4 0
 9/ 0*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)    3   2  0 60.0   9/ 7*CLASSIC BLUES (549)       6  4 0
10-11*BLITZKRIEG (531)           7   5  0 58.3  10/14*ARENA FELINES (554)       6  4 0
11/18*SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)   7   5  0 58.3  11/12*MAYAN WHITE (570)         6  4 0
12/ 0 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)    31  23  0 57.4  12/11*PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     6  4 0
13/12 SOME BODIES (523)         18  14  1 56.3  13/31*BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)  6  5 1
14/ 7*TEERAK HA (553)            5   4  0 55.6  14/17*SPORTZ! (518)             6  5 0
15/ 5*CLASSIC BLUES (549)        6   5  0 54.5  15/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)         5  2 0
16-13 CHAMPIONS (417)          229 192 10 54.4  16/13*TEERAK HA (553)           5  4 0
17/15*SPORTZ! (518)             16  14  1 53.3  17/18 CRUSADE (505)             5  6 0
18/17*ROCKING CREW (540)         6   6  1 50.0  18/22*SHOCK TROOPS (544)        4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/16 CRUSADE (505)             84  95  4 46.9  19/ 3 SOME BODIES (523)         4  6 0
20/22*FORCE OF FIVE (535)        6   7  0 46.2  20/24*DARK TOADS (534)          4  7 2
21/19 THE FORCE II (537)        88 121 10 42.1  21/29*DRACONOMICON (557)        4  7 1
22/20*DIFFERENT HATS (532)      12  17  6 41.4  22/19*HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     4  8 0
23/21 DOGS OF WAR (115)        311 469 18 39.9  23/25*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       4  8 0
24/34*BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)   6  10  1 37.5  24- 9*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     3  2 2
25/24*SHOCK TROOPS (544)         4   7  0 36.4  25/ 0*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   3  2 0
26/26*HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)      5  10  0 33.3  26/32 THE FORCE II (537)        3  7 1
27/33*DRACONOMICON (557)         4   8  1 33.3  27/27*INSANE REIGN (550)        3  7 0
28/27*THOROUGHBREDS (564)        4   8  0 33.3  28/23*MILLENIUM METAL (558)     3  7 0
29/14*LUROCIANS Z2 (555)         3   6  0 33.3  29/33*DREAMERS (569)            3  7 0
30/35*DREAMERS (569)             3   7  0 30.0  30-20*BLITZKRIEG (531)          2  2 0
31/23*MILLENIUM METAL (558)      3   8  0 27.3  31/28*RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  2  8 0
32/32*INSANE REIGN (550)         3   9  0 25.0  32/ 0 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)    1  0 0
33-28*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)        1   3  0 25.0  33-26*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)       1  3 0
34/30*DARK TOADS (534)           4  14  2 22.2  34/21*LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        1  6 0
35/29*RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)   2   9  0 18.2  35/30*FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)     1 11 0
36/31*FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)      1  11  0  8.3  36-34 CHAMPIONS (417)           0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Hallie O'Dene did not stay in Valamantis.  She hadn't been able to get an
audience with the ruler of the city-state, Garlor Shanmarrik, and the clerk to whom
she had given her warning had been...disbelieving.  Had, in fact, threatened her with
imprisonment if she "stirred up unrest."  A very proper bureaucrat, he'd been.
Hallie considered slicing off his ears and nailing them to the wall, or possibly 
nailing the man's ears to the wall without slicing them off, but such action would
serve no purpose but to express her anger, so she didn't.  There really wasn't any
point in that.  She gave her warning to Arenamistress Sitalva, who was at least
polite, and then went on her way.  Carefully circling wide around the ruins of Old
Valamantis and ghosts of the ancient city that came and went unstably above them.
The people of Valamantis, in the person of the Lord's clerk, had chosen to ignore her
warning, and there were others she had to find and warn, others who might listen.
     Arenamistress Sitalva did not exactly believe Hallie's warning about the danger
from the Bloodgames, but she didn't disbelieve, either.  She had already seen the
mirage-like ancient towers above the bloody ground.  She had seen those ghostly
towers before, after other Bloodgames, had accepted them as a normal illusion there.
     Maybe she needed to re-think "normal."
     She couldn't imagine anyone resurrecting Old Valamantis for any kind of GOOD
reason.
     The oldest levels of the city were Folstrom.
     And saturated with dark magic.

Mordant:

     Mordant was like a stirred up hive of bees, full of activity, and hostile to any
stranger who had the misfortune to get in the way.  She guessed that she wouldn't
have any more luck getting in to see Queen Talissen of Mordant than she had in
Valamantis.  Which was frustrating, since it was a serious warning she had to
deliver.  Well, she hadn't expected this to be easy....
     After a moment's thought, she headed straight for the arena, bypassing the
palace entirely.  There would be people who'd listen to her at the arena, because she
was one of them.  Kakar was arenamaster in Mordant, she'd met him once.  A grim man,
but who wouldn't be if they had to live in Mordant?  She avoided looking at the
pitted black stone that most of the city was built of, and the windowless
architecture.  The Mordanti were a grim people all around.
     The arena was seething with activity and speculation, though it wasn't fight
day.  Rumors were flying; before she managed to locate the arenamaster, Hallie heard
seven different versions of "an attack on the Queen!" which had been foiled by a
gladiator, or maybe more than one gladiator, or maybe it had been made by a
gladiator, or only reported by a gladiator, or....  The attack on the Queen, if it
had happened at all, was the main topic, but there was a froth of other rumors in the
background: monsters in various likely or unlikely places, out in the swamp, down in
Valamantis, in the Syrinwald lake, or up in the mountains.  A war that might or might
not be happening between two different kingdoms in the south, and even the supposed
participants kept changing--Trocar, Rocanis, Xochithlan, the wild Rirorni.  Banditry
around Tricorus; she shrugged that one off.  There was always banditry around
Tricorus.
     Arenamaster Kakar was closeted with a sober looking man, tall for a Kannar, and
richly dressed.  Kakar didn't actually refuse to listen to Hallie, but he made it
clear that he didn't have much time to spare.
     Hallie shrugged.  The way things had been going since she'd set out to spread
the warning, his attitude was no surprise.  She wondered in passing whether Khaldren
could have managed some kind of spell that made people unwilling to listen.  Not that
it mattered at the moment.  "I bring word of a powerful wizard who has come out of
the past to spread disaster in our time," she began.  "He is a wizard from drowned
Krael, and he claims the intention to resurrect Celestinvael and other lost cities
and build a new empire in Alastari."
     The tall man leaned forward, suddenly frowning.  "Celestinvael is five hundred
years dead," he stated.  "How can this be 'resurrected'?"  Celestinvael was also,
Hallie knew, the closest of the dangerous ruins to Mordant, unless you counted Old
Valamantis--which Khaldren hadn't mentioned.
     "I'm no wizard," she answered.  "I don't know.  But he stated his intention to
use 'blood magic' to do it, which he believes will work even with the Arcanum in
flux."  She shrugged.  "I don't know about magic, but he seemed confidant, and I saw
him work spells of great power."
     "No doubt we've mages around who can confirm or deny this possibility," the tall
man said.  "I will carry the warning to Queen Talissen and set our magicians to
work."  Seeing her surprise, he added, "I am Allech Rabo, Her Majesty's Herald.  I
have the authority to take these steps."
     "Good!  You might pass word to Valamantis, too--I couldn't get to see anyone but
a damned clerk.  If it's blood magic at work, well, there was a lot of blood spilled
in Old Valamantis just over a month ago--"
     "Mordan!"  The Herald leaped to his feet.  "The Bloodgames!  If blood magic
still works, then the danger is extreme!  I must go to the Queen at once!"
     "And I will speak to the gladiators of this city about the dangers ahead," Kakar
said when the Herald had gone.  "Doubtless they will be called upon to take arms
against enemies of Mordant."

Iaye:

     The first ground tremors made people uneasy, but no more than that.  There had
been small earthquakes for months now, mostly centered on Seam and its underground
disturbances.  They posed no threat to the island, except in the case of those boats
who were just coming into the docks when tremor-waves hit.  And even that...the
sailors of Iaye were skilled, and they had learned to deal with it.
     But the mild tremors didn't stop, they were replaced by serious jolts, and the
ground underfoot shivered like jelly in a bowl.  All the sailors who could took their
ships out of the harbor and around the island toward the center of the Trier.  No one
wanted to get caught by a bigger wave than usual and shoved onto a rocky shore.
     Once the ships were safely away from the land, alarm turned to eager
speculation.  Did this herald new geysers for Seam?  Would a volcano erupt and
destroy the town entirely?  Bets were placed.  After all, Seam wasn't THEIR town....
Or maybe this quake would strike a little closer to home, like the one that had
cracked open the Ogre's Tomb in Point.  That thought sobered people.  There had
been...things in the Tomb, and it had taken all the warriors who could reach Point to
deal with them.  What else might be down there, to be released by a fresh earthquake?
They didn't really want to know.
     Most of the ships were strung out parallel to the coast north of Point and Iaye.
Far enough apart not to damage each other if something went wrong, close enough to
pass messages along.  The message that came up from the southern end of the line near
sunset was unexpected, and more than a little alarming.  Everyone knew there were
ruins under the lake between Point and the island of Iaye.  But nobody had expected
them to rise.
     And none of the half-remembered stories of Krael made people happy about the
great city's reappearance.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 490): FACELESS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 376): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 495): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 491): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 490): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 494): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 491): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 486): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 478): WONDER BRA of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 476): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 450): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 441): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 192): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 428): STERLING of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 376): ORANGE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 326): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 369): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 490): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 376): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 495): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 491): DIFFERENT HATS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 490): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 494): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 491): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 486): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 478): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 476): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 450): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 441): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 192): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 428): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 376): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 326): THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 369): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 490): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 491): ADAM of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 478): WONDER BRA of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            BOOTER of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 477): RAZOR HAWK of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): JADE of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 450): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 428): STERLING of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
               (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail JHELUM!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  SUPERIOR FORCES 
ZC2 has turned a 4-1-0 into 4th place from 16th.  Give me the recipe!  I understand 
that The Welcome Wench is buying the drinks for BLACK HAND BRIGADE tonight, to honor 
their rise to 13th after this turns 5-0-1.  Hmmm.  SOME BODIES must be either in 
pain, or numb, having dropped from 3rd to 19th this turn, with a 1-1-0 acting as the 
weight.  It doesn't rain, but it pours for LUROCIANS Z2 this turn, a 1-4-0 causing a 
13 flight drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  The SPORTZ! guild 
has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CHASM OF IGNORANCE fought HUSBAND and 
gained 83 points and contributed to UTOPIA RELIGIOSO's 1-0-0.  DEACON has lost to 
DIRTY DEEDS, falling 13 points, while helping make DIFFERENT HATS a 2-3-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MARCH MADNESS remains JHELUM's 
top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top 
team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  
Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the FORCE OF FIVE stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided FORCE OF FIVE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DARK 
TOADS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that PERICLES from DOGS OF 
WAR was JHELUM's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, ZOLA from 
SOME BODIES challenged up 22 points to fight STANLEY'S CUP from the SPORTZ! stable.  
ZOLA perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by STANLEY'S CUP and 
ended up with 32 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in JHELUM, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCH MADNESS 5435            8   1  0    79       SPORTZ! (518)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHASM OF IGNORANCE 4186       9   3  0   122       UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VALLEY OF FEAR 4188           8   3  0    76       UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESERT OF TRUTH 4187          9   2  0    62       UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)
 FIRE BALL 5486                8   1  0    60       SOME BODIES (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLEY'S CUP 5443            3   0  0    54       SPORTZ! (518)
 HUSBAND 5561                  5   2  4    42       DIFFERENT HATS (532)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOLA 5520                     4   2  0    32       SOME BODIES (523)
 DIRTY DEEDS 5640              2   0  1    31       ROCKING CREW (540)
 THE CORSICAN 5618             5   2  0    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 PERICLES 5531                 7   5  0    26       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUTTERBEAN 5555               3   1  0    23       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 WHITE WIND 5902               2   0  0    22       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778              2   0  1    21       DARK TOADS (534)
 MA RAINEY 5702                2   0  0    21       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840           2   0  0    21       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 PIGEON BLOOD 5691             2   0  0    21       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SUPER BOWL 5436               4   3  1    20       SPORTZ! (518)
 GROTESQUE 5571                2   0  1    19       DARK TOADS (534)
 STIGMA 5968                   2   0  0    19       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 CAT TUSION 5769               2   0  0    19       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SIREN WOLFE 5719              2   0  1    18       THE FORCE II (537)
 DEACON 5557                   2   5  0    17       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 KING THONG 5819               2   0  0    17       MIKES MORGUE (561)
 ANDROMEDA 5684                1   1  0    17       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 CAEX 5790                     1   1  0    17       DRACONOMICON (557)
 WHITE WIZARD 5901             1   1  0    17       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 SIR CONCEIRGE 5818            2   0  0    16       MIKES MORGUE (561)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912               2   0  0    16       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 MSSR PRONE 5817               2   0  1    15       MIKES MORGUE (561)
 AURIX 5788                    2   0  1    15       DRACONOMICON (557)
 EXCALIBUR 5878                2   0  0    15       CRUSADE (505)
-ALPHA 5552                    2   0  0    15       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 NOI 5739                      2   0  0    15       TEERAK HA (553)
 WHITE DOG 5898                2   0  0    15       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 TRAUMER 5897                  1   1  0    15       DREAMERS (569)
 TINIETON 5990                 1   0  0    15       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 GREEN KNIGHT 5623             2   0  0    14       CRUSADE (505)
 THE MACHINE 5575              2   0  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688             2   0  0    14       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 AQUALUNG 5810                 2   0  0    14       ROCKING CREW (540)
 BOB 5988                      1   0  0    14       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 HENNESSY 5852                 1   1  0    13       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 SONADOR 5893                  1   1  0    13       DREAMERS (569)
 GOLD DUST WOMAN 5809          1   1  0    13       ROCKING CREW (540)
 HOPELESS ROB 5577             2   0  0    12       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943           2   0  0    12       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 VANGUARD 5966                 2   0  0    12       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 GREAT NOTION 5851             1   1  0    12       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 REVEUR 5896                   1   1  0    12       DREAMERS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTIMATE PAIN 5774            1   0  0    12       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 MARINA 5685                   2   0  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 HAPPY CAT 5771                2   0  0    11       ARENA FELINES (554)
 ROGUE 7 5813                  2   0  0    11       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-CHEETO 5882                   1   0  1    11       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 MAD LEE 5727                  1   1  0    11       INSANE REIGN (550)
-CHEETA 5881                   1   0  0    11       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
-OMEGA 5553                    1   1  0    11       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910             1   1  0    11       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 MATTHE' PRONK 5581            1   1  0    11       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 INOR REDSHEATH 5811           1   1  0    11       BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)
 MURID BLOODLETTER 5564        2   0  0    10       BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)
 ARC BURN 5662                 2   0  0    10       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 FRAGILE 5693                  2   0  0    10       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768          2   0  0     9       ARENA FELINES (554)
-THE CRUNCH 5883               1   0  1     9       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 PADIC VINIS 5868              1   1  0     9       THE FORCE II (537)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           1   1  0     9       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-I.D. BEST 5542                1   0  0     9       SOME BODIES (523)
 MENTAL ANGUISH 5656           2   0  0     8       THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904            1   1  0     8       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-SADIE LYNNE 5630              1   0  0     8       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998               1   0  0     8       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 HEINOUS DEEDS 5655            1   1  0     8       THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)
 ASHAA D'EVYL 5565             1   1  1     7       BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)
 TEMPLAR 5714                  1   1  0     7       CRUSADE (505)
 MAM 5765                      1   1  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
 BOB THE LECHER 5841           1   1  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 CHUYE FLAMEWEAVER 5887        1   1  0     7       BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)
 VYTH 5999                     1   0  0     7       DRACONOMICON (557)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               1   1  0     7       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-WET N WILD 5446               1   3  0     6       SPORTZ! (518)
 OSEA FOEHAMMER 5681           1   1  0     6       BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)
 ROBERT JOHNSON 5703           1   1  0     6       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 TIMMY! 5989                   1   0  0     6       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 INSAYN 5807                   1   1  0     6       INSANE REIGN (550)
 SWIMMER 6002                  1   0  0     6       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 VERY FRAIL 5690               1   1  0     6       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 UNLEASHED FURY 5654           1   1  0     5       THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900        1   1  0     5       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 JOLT 5660                     1   1  0     5       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 ROULETTE 6000                 1   0  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 SHORT CIRCUIT 5661            1   1  0     5       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692             1   1  0     4       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 POWERMAN 5000 5794            1   1  0     4       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 DOME DRIVER 5892              1   1  0     4       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 CIPHER 5972                   1   1  0     4       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            1   1  0     4       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 QUAX 5958                     1   1  0     4       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 CLYDE 5686                    1   1  0     4       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 SI 5743                       1   1  0     4       TEERAK HA (553)
 PUY 5764                      1   1  0     4       TEERAK HA (553)
 RED STORM 5889                1   1  0     4       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 1   1  0     4       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 DIPTHONG 5821                 1   1  0     4       MIKES MORGUE (561)
 LION TAMER 5853               1   1  0     4       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 FREEBIRD 5642                 1   1  0     4       ROCKING CREW (540)
 SON HOUSE 5704                1   1  0     4       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SIR GREYBEARD 5854            1   1  0     4       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 TWISTED REASON 5658           1   1  0     4       THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)
 FLINT 5576                    1   1  0     4       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 KRAVEN 5808                   1   1  0     4       INSANE REIGN (550)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEFOULED SOUL 5657            1   1  0     4       THE DREIHDENS 2 (543)
 SYNDICATE 5952                0   2  0     2       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             0   2  0     2       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SOGNATORE 5895                0   2  0     2       DREAMERS (569)
 ABHORRENCE 5568               0   2  0     2       DARK TOADS (534)
 MESSERI ADLER 5879            0   2  0     2       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 RAM 5877                      0   2  0     2       CRUSADE (505)
 SPEE 5724                     0   2  0     2       INSANE REIGN (550)
 BRYNE MADEROS 5722            0   2  0     2       THE FORCE II (537)
 SALIVA 5796                   0   2  0     2       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 WHITE MIRROR 5899             0   2  0     2       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 0   2  0     2       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 KEPESK 5886                   0   2  0     2       DRACONOMICON (557)
 BAGMAN 5890                   0   2  0     2       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 WISHKILLER 5820               0   2  0     2       MIKES MORGUE (561)
 DREAMER 5894                  0   2  0     2       DREAMERS (569)
 ACE OF SPADES 5639            0   2  0     2       ROCKING CREW (540)
 CHAOS DOG 5880                0   2  0     2       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 SPECTRE 5815                  0   2  0     2       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701            0   2  0     2       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 5663             0   2  0     2       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 HIDEOUS 5569                  0   2  0     2       DARK TOADS (534)
 BAESHRA 5787                  0   2  0     2       DRACONOMICON (557)
 RUUD AERTS 5582               0   2  0     2       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (554)
 60HZ SHUFFLE 5828             0   2  0     2       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (554)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917              0   2  0     2       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 PEG THE SCARY 5573            0   2  0     2       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             0   1  0     1       THE FORCE II (537)
 EVREN RALCEN 5995             0   1  0     1       THE FORCE II (537)
-DAPHNE 5631                   0   1  0     1       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 5775           0   1  0     1       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-SUN TZU 5827                  0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 ULTIMATE DESIRE 5777          0   1  0     1       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-SHADOW KAT 5629               0   1  0     1       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 ISHI 5991                     0   1  0     1       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-EZ CHEESY 5885                0   1  0     1       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 GUS 5987                      0   1  0     1       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-CHESTER 5884                  0   1  0     1       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEFENDER 5711          0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           DIRTY DEEDS 5640      491         
VILE 5997              0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        SPYMASTER 602         492 NONE    
VOREL 5789             0  1 0 DRACONOMICON 557      CHEETO 5882           491         
UGGH! 5996             0  1 0 FLAGG XVI-CHAOS 565   MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    492 NONE    
MATRIX 5855            0  2 0 FLAGG XVI-CHAOS 565   ASHAA D'EVYL 5565     492         
ISENE IALLIA 5856      0  1 0 FLAGG XVI-CHAOS 565   THE CRUNCH 5883       491         
SILENCER 5860          0  1 0 HITMEN FOR HIRE 560   SIREN WOLFE 5719      491         
BADWON 5723            0  2 0 INSANE REIGN 550      AURIX 5788            492         
SUCK2 5992             0  1 0 LUROCIANS Z2 555      DARK CHAMPION 604     492 NONE    
SUCK1 5993             0  1 0 LUROCIANS Z2 555      ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 492 NONE    
THE DONNAS 5795        1  1 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   MSSR PRONE 5817       492         
ARNE KORNEGOOR 5578    0  2 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 GROTESQUE 5571        492         
MANDIBLE 5503          3  2 0 SOME BODIES 523       HUSBAND 5561          491         
YUI 5747               0  1 0 TEERAK HA 553         PUTRESSENCE 5778      491         
WASSUP 6001            0  1 0 THOROUGHBREDS 564     MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    492 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Here's my team, Zal. --
     Gets Last Licks -- Wall of Steel
     Cat Tusion -- Aimed Blow
     All Lickered Up -- Striker
     Happy Cat -- Lunger
     Pussy Footed -- Parry-Riposte
There ya go, now you can all kick my ass. -- Garfield, Arena Felines

Dreamers -- managed by Sleepy
     Dreamer -- Parry Strike
     Reveur -- Lunger
     Sondador -- Striker
     Sognatore -- Slasher
     Traumer -- Basher

My styles...Mad Lee-Sl, Insayn-Sl, Spee-Sl, Kraven-Tp, Badwon-Lu. -- Insane Reign

Cheeto's Hero's are:
     Cheeta -- Lunger
     Cheeto -- Slasher
     The Crunch -- Aimed Blow
     Chester -- Parry Lunge
     EZ Cheesy -- Lunger
-- Cheeto

Greetings warriors. May honor and prowess be your rewards as well as a seat at the
Viking's tables.  I introduce from the ancient future, metaphors, archetypes one
direction in the wheel of time, Mayan White.
     White Dog -- Total Parry, less opponent.
     White Mirror -- Bashing, the competition.
     White Worldbenger -- Wall of Steel, etto's.
     White Wizard -- Slashing, prices.
     White Wind -- Striking, fear into the hearts of her competitors.
Time, time time time...look what's become of me....

Z2 Record Keeper -- Okay I have found two new recruits.  A pair of brothers; I would
like to announce Avren Ralcen and Evren Ralcen as contestants in the Parry Strike
portion of the Z2. -- Rillion

Zalgor/Dameon -- Please enter Roulette (no ID yet) in the PL style competition.
Thanks! -- Manager

All -- Announcing the Warriors for Zalcon II from the Hitmen For Hire stable:
     Bagman (5890) SL
     Rogue 7 (5813) PL
     Spectre (5815) ST
     Crazy Ivan (----) LU
     Red Storm (5889) WS
Best of luck to all of you. -- Rude Buddha, Chaos Inc.

     Rude Dude -- Can you set your mailer to send plain text?  Your few ads arrived
     on my e-doorstep as almost three pages of HTML goop.  I *think* I managed to
     pick out all the relevant stuff, but it'd be easier (for me, at least) if I
     didn't have to do any picking. -- Ed., only slightly lazy

Siren Wolfe -- You took care of some of my dead weight.  I am sending Spectre on my
one and only BF.  You will be free after this turn.  Good luck. -- Rude Buddha

All -- So how the heck are you supposed to win this thing?!?  Battle Royal rules,
right?  J/K.  Nice job to those teams that did well in Turn 1. -- Rude Buddha

Chaos Inc -- Consider this is a Chaotic Shout-Out to my Peeps! -- Rude Buddha

Zalcon Style Announcement:
    Swimmer of Different Hats, Basher
Most likely, he'll only be fighting one turn, but just in case he does something to
prove himself worthy of fighting as one of my bashers, I'm announcing him.

Some Bodies -- Apparently some husbands are more violent than others. -- Assur

Guardian -- That was pretty funny, you losing like that a second time in a row on
your challenge!  Even funnier was RSI messing up my training, but I guess I won't
complain, getting a third train accidentally. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Watch out, all competing in the PL contest.  Problem Solver is here and he comes from
a long tradition of PL's run by Assur.  They either suck or die! (or both) -- Assur

Black Hand Brigade's style declarations
     Murid Bloodletter 5564 -- LU
     Osea Foehammer 5681 -- BA
     Ashaa D'Evyl 5565 -- SL
     Chuye Flameweaver 5887 -- LU
     Inor Redsheath 5811 -- TP
I know I declared on the list but just in case a few of you don't subscribe.... -- D.
Darkheart

Flagg XVI-Chaos Entrants for the Zalcon
     Sir Greybeard is a Wall of Steel
     Matrix is a Slasher
     Chaos Dog is a Parry-Riposte
     Messeri Adler is a Striker

     Flagg -- How about your mailer?  Can it be set to send plain text?  Yours isn't
     as bad as Buddha's, but it's still all messed up with HTML. -- Ed.

All -- What a Chaotic first turn!!!  Had a warrior killed by my new alliance mate! --
Flagg
P.S.  1-4? I can do better than that... ... ... I hope! O

All -- Chaos rules!!! -- Flagg

All -- Well, as per usual, I start of a contest with at least one death!  Long live
the rest and the replacement, Siege! -- Shadowgate

All -- I am entering Siege of Crusade into the Parry Lunge style master contest. --
Shadowgate

Dameon/Zalgor -- Please enter my new warrior (Roulette, I think) in the PL
stylemaster competition! -- Manager

Fire Ball -- You burn me up.  I hate that in an opponent.  Do you know that mail can
brand its wearer if it gets hot enough? -- Pericles

Crusade -- Sorry about the loss of your warrior named Defender.  I tell my guys just
to win.  And now I await your bloodfeuds. -- Wally The Wacko, mgr. Rocking Crew

High Voltage -- You shocked me pretty good at first, but I had rubber boots on.  Good
fight though. -- Freebird

Clyde -- Yeah you want to try and take advantage of a little lady do ya.  We will
meet again in the near future.  Congrats on your win though. -- Gold Dust Woman

Saliva -- I don't like being hit, buddy.  You had to eat a bigger breakfast.  I'm
Aqua Lung. -- Aqua Lung

Noi -- Oh oh that is a first for me to get beat by your kind.  You sneaky Kannar.  At
least I did hit you a few times.  I have to congratulate you on the fight.  A girl
beating me.  Sussu. -- Ace of Spades

Defender -- Rest in peace.  It is safer there. -- Dirty Deeds -- Done Dirt Cheap

All -- Here are my warrior styles again.  I had sent it last turn, and it didn't get
received, so here it is:
     Pussy-footed -- Parry-Riposte
     Happy Cat -- Lunger
     All Lickered Up -- Striker
     Cat Tusion -- Aimed Blow
     Gets Last Licks -- Wall of Steel
-- Thanks, Garfield of Arena Felines
P.S.  For those of you wondering, I won't have a Toonces style this turn cause I
heard that there might be more warriors entering it this turn.

Dreamers managed by Sleepy
     Traumer -- Basher
     Reveur -- Lunger
     Sognatore -- Slasher
     Dreamer -- Parry Striker
     Sonador -- Striker

All -- My warriors for Zalcon 2:
     Dome Driver (5892) is a Basher.
     Lion Tamer (5853) is a Lunger.
     Hennessy (5852) is a Lunger.
     Great Notion (5851) is a Parry-Rip.
And one to be determined. -- DRF, manager of Thornbirds

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUCK2 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUCK1 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WASSUP was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VILE was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
UGGH! was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
SPECTRE was devastated by SIREN WOLFE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
ZOLA was savagely defeated by STANLEY'S CUP in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
KING THONG bested ROBERT JOHNSON in a 1 minute novice's Challenge competition.
CAT TUSION vanquished POWERMAN 5000 in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.
WILLIE BROWN was defeated by SUPER BOWL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CIPHER slimly lost to SONADOR in a exciting 4 minute novice's Challenge fight.
MAD LEE beat QUAX in a exciting 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
WISHKILLER was bested by ARC BURN in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
MUDVAYNE was demolished by WHITE WIND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TWISTED REASON was overpowered by CHARLEY PATTON in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
BEFOULED SOUL was defeated by GREEN KNIGHT in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
MENTAL ANGUISH slimly won victory over KRAVEN in a 14 minute novice's Challenge fray.
STIGMA bested HEINOUS DEEDS in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
CHAOS DOG was subdued by HOPELESS ROB in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
UNLEASHED FURY was savagely defeated by EXCALIBUR in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
PUTRESSENCE overpowered SI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FREEBIRD was subdued by SHAQ DADDY in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
DIRTY DEEDS vanquished DEACON in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge fray.
KEPESK was narrowly defeated by PADIC VINIS in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
CHUYE FLAMEWEAVER beat ACE OF SPADES in a popular 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BRAM DE WAARD was defeated by GETS LAST LICKS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
NICKLEBACK beat HIDEOUS in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
INSAYN beat SALIVA in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
SIR CONCEIRGE viciously subdued JOLT in a 3 minute gory novice's Challenge duel.
PIGEON BLOOD overpowered CUBS FAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GOLD DUST WOMAN defeated DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
AQUALUNG defeated TEMPLAR in a exciting 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
JUSTGIVEITUP luckily beat DOME DRIVER in a 3 minute bloody novice's Challenge fray.
INOR REDSHEATH vanquished ALL LICKERED UP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ANDROMEDA demolished DIPTHONG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MSSR PRONE savagely slew THE DONNAS in a 3 minute brutal novice's Challenge fray.
VANGUARD luckily beat SPIDER CLAWS in a 4 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
ASHAA D'EVYL killed MATRIX in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
MICHAEL COOPER overcame THIJS ZONNEVELD in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge match.
KURT RAMBIS was viciously subdued by SHORT CIRCUIT in a 17 minute Challenge match.
GEORGE MIKAN vanquished BAESHRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PEG THE SCARY was outwaited by FRAGILE in a tiring 23 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
THE MACHINE viciously subdued SON HOUSE in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge match.
FLINT was demolished by MA RAINEY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MAGIC JOHNSON was subdued by PERICLES in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ARNE KORNEGOOR was executed by GROTESQUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BAGMAN lost to MURID BLOODLETTER in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
MATTHE' PRONK handily defeated BRYNE MADEROS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RUUD AERTS was demolished by NOI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MARCH MADNESS handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute Title contest.
HUSBAND was subdued by CHASM OF IGNORANCE in a 2 minute mismatched battle.
FIRE BALL overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
THE CORSICAN subdued WHITE WORLDBENGER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory contest.
BADWON was assassinated by AURIX in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SPEE was defeated by ROGUE 7 in a 3 minute bloody amateur's fight.
PUY was devastated by CAEX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAM defeated DREAMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.
HAPPY CAT subdued SYNDICATE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory novice's conflict.
PUSSY-FOOTED was savagely defeated by ROULETTE in a 8 minute novice's brawl.
VERY FRAIL beat WHITE MIRROR in a 3 minute novice's fight.
CLYDE was overpowered by BOB in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MARINA beat ISHI in a 1 minute novice's battle.
OSEA FOEHAMMER won victory over GUS in a 1 minute novice's fight.
HIGH VOLTAGE was devastated by REVEUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven match.
60HZ SHUFFLE was beaten by SWIMMER in a 1 minute novice's match.
PROBLEM SOLVER narrowly defeated EVREN RALCEN in a popular 6 minute novice's fight.
BOB THE LECHER slimly won victory over ABHORRENCE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
GREAT NOTION handily defeated ULTIMATE DESIRE in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
HENNESSY viciously subdued RED STORM in a popular 4 minute gruesome novice's battle.
LION TAMER was handily defeated by WHITE WIZARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SIR GREYBEARD was vanquished by TRAUMER in a 1 minute uneven match.
RAM was overpowered by WHITE DOG in a exciting 3 minute mismatched bout.
MESSERI ADLER was overcome by VYTH in a 2 minute beginner's conflict.
SOGNATORE was demolished by ULTIMATE PAIN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.
TIMMY! viciously subdued AVREN RALCEN in a 4 minute gory novice's match.
TINIETON overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
ULTIMATE WRATH was overcome by CRAZY IVAN in a popular 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  28         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  19         AIMED BLOW        30 -  19 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  32 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  34 -  2      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                      14         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  52 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  48 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  47 -  7      30  |

Turn 492 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-LUNGE        5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  9         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  6     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         8 -  6     BASHING ATTACK     8 - 11         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    16 - 12     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  6         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 12         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCH MADNESS 5435          8   1  0   79 SPORTZ! (518)
WALL OF STEEL    CHASM OF IGNORANCE 4186     9   3  0  122 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIRE BALL 5486              8   1  0   60 SOME BODIES (523)
AIMED BLOW       STANLEY'S CUP 5443          3   0  0   54 SPORTZ! (518)
BASHING ATTACK   HUSBAND 5561                5   2  4   42 DIFFERENT HATS (532)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARCH MADNESS 5435.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TEMPLAR 5714.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIDER CLAWS 5692, 
THE MACHINE 5575, SONADOR 5893, EXCALIBUR 5878, HENNESSY 5852, CRAZY IVAN 5998, GREEN 
KNIGHT 5623, UNLEASHED FURY 5654, PADIC VINIS 5868, and THE CORSICAN 5618.

The least popular fighter this week was PEG THE SCARY 5573.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FRAGILE 5693, KURT RAMBIS 5917, MENTAL ANGUISH 5656, KRAVEN 
5808, PUSSY-FOOTED 5772, SHORT CIRCUIT 5661, ROULETTE 6000, SIR GREYBEARD 5854, LION 
TAMER 5853, and RED STORM 5889.