DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEEL MONKEY
VELVET GREEN (475)
(11-5196) [14-7-2,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEL MONKEY                   GLADIATORZ
VELVET GREEN (475)             INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
(11-5196) [14-7-2,142]         (11-5771) [2-2-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY MCALPINE                  PERSIANA JONES
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       SKASMONAUTS (495)
(11-4948) [16-18-1,92]         (11-5427) [7-5-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MORAL FIBER (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD HEIR DAY (463)          57
2. BRAT PACK II (523)          36      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ABC'S (480)                 32      Unchartered Team
4. WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)   30
5. BULLDOGS (157)              26      KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          145  75  3 65.9   1/ 1 MORAL FIBER (479)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        876 526 32 62.5   2/10 BULLDOGS (157)            9  4 0
 3/ 3 REBIRTH (311)             33  22  3 60.0   3/11 THE BLUES (539)           8  7 0
 4/ 5 MANIC MARVELS (456)       52  36  2 59.1   4/ 3 VELVET GREEN (475)        7  4 1
 5/ 8 BULLDOGS (157)           709 569 23 55.5   5/ 4 ELFQUEST (515)            7  5 0
 6/ 9 WAR-C-KERS (345)         120  98  5 55.0   6/ 5 SEER KING (402)           7  7 2
 7/ 6 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         22  18  1 55.0   7/14 CLUB HAMMER (491)         7  8 0
 8/10 MYTHICAL (485)           190 156  6 54.9   8/17 ABC'S (480)               6  3 1
 9/11 THE BLUES (539)          214 176 10 54.9   9/27 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        6  6 0
10/ 7 MORAL FIBER (479)         41  34  5 54.7  10/ 2 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    6  6 0
11-14 FISH MONGERS III (502)    25  21  1 54.3  11/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  6  9 1
12-15 NEVERWAKE (508)           28  24  4 53.8  12/12 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     6  9 0
13-16 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)  342 314 12 52.1  13/16 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     6  9 0
14/17 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   602 579 17 51.0  14/19 IMMORTALS (85)            6  9 0
15/18 VELVET GREEN (475)        70  68  7 50.7  15/25 ANIMAL FARM (510)         5  2 0
16/19 ELFQUEST (515)           162 159  8 50.5  16/15 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       5  4 0
17/ 0 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)     7   7  0 50.0  17/ 8 MANIC MARVELS (456)       5  5 0
18/ 4*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)    5   5  0 50.0  18- 6 VIEW ASKEW (453)          5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/31 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        32  33  2 49.2  19/33 BRAT PACK II (523)        5  5 0
20/26 ABC'S (480)               32  33  2 49.2  20/21*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)   5  5 0
21/22 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  75  78  3 49.0  21/ 7 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  5 10 0
22/25 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     50  52  3 49.0  22/28 BARHOPPERS (420)          4  0 0
23/24 IMMORTALS (85)           770 811 60 48.7  23- 9*MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)  4  4 1
24/23 CLUB HAMMER (491)         34  36  2 48.6  24/34 REBIRTH (311)             4  6 0
25-27 VIEW ASKEW (453)          75  83  3 47.5  25/38 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     3  3 0
26/29 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 138 159  6 46.5  26/18 COLORIFIC (511)           3  4 0
27/30 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    225 265 11 45.9  27-23 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      3  5 0
28/32 SEER KING (402)           46  55  4 45.5  28-29 NEVERWAKE (508)           2  0 0
29-33 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          247 299 17 45.2  29/39 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       2  1 0
30-34*MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)  10  13  2 43.5  30/41*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)   2  2 0
31/35 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     28  37  3 43.1  31-32 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)   2  3 0
32/36 BARHOPPERS (420)          18  24  0 42.9  32-26 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           2  3 0
33/37 BRAT PACK II (523)        16  22  2 42.1  33/22 MYTHICAL (485)            2  4 0
34-38 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      22  34  1 39.3  34/24 SKASMONAUTS (495)         2  7 0
35/39 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       17  29  2 37.0  35/ 0 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)    1  0 0
36/40 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      178 313  3 36.3  36/30 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         1  2 0
37/ 0 THE UNHOLY (550)          13  23  1 36.1  37/37 WAR-C-KERS (345)          1  2 0
38/43*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)    2   4  0 33.3  38-40 FISH MONGERS III (502)    1  2 0
39/41 SKASMONAUTS (495)         11  25  1 30.6  39-43*NOBODYS (486)             0  4 0
40-42*NOBODYS (486)              6  15  0 28.6  40/ 0*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  0  4 0
41/ 0*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)   0   4  0  0.0  41/ 0 THE UNHOLY (550)          0  1 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.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Good to see so many bright and shiny faces before and below me.  On your couch,
or in your coach traveling down a dusty road through highwaymen-infested country.  I
see you, and it is for you, the residents of Aruak City, that I put quill to
parchment.  Just as you will put lips to my bottom.  Or, you will die on the sand in
a grimacing heap of gore and putridity.  Look at it...look at my butt.  You want to
kiss it.  Mmmmmmm...fuzzy monkey-bottom.
     It's a tough road to the top around here, a few eggs getting broken, Miss
Fortune's face showing equally with Lady Luck.  My condolences to The Blues on Blind
Lemon's demise, though I can't deny that it is near the top in terms of taking a DM
crown.  Truth be told, I thought of challenging Blind Lemon that same turn but
decided to focus my savagery on a couple of warriors below me who were more high
priority targets.  No offense, but some deserve death more than others.  May your
sleep be peaceful, and your remains not stolen and made into an undead servant.
Death is one thing, eternal damnation is another....  Isn't it?  If you go for that
sort of thing.  But if you do then you probably can really dig the idea of going
somewhere that you're not wanted and pushing a philosophy on a foreign population...
it's all about salvation, I hear.  I prefer our own honest approach of actually
calling this end to suffering 'death' instead of dressing it up.  And why wield a
pamphlet when you can grin maniacally down the blade of a scimitar.  Either way they
accept it in the end; dead or alive, with a sword in their belly or a hook in their
mouth.
     I wrote a little ditty (really it's an ode) for everyone's pleasure, hope it
touches you repeatedly in a special place.  You may notice a certain familiarity to a
popular TV theme.

-----

I'll now relate a little story 'bout a man named Ed,
great game designer, gen'rally thought they'd end up dead.
Parry those lunges and they're doin' what they should,
but ya can't cheat death forever--final destiny:  worm food.

Soil that is, creeping mold, 'neath a tree.

Standing at the toco stand, laid our fights out then and there.
Munching, Ed the Troll mused, 'cool, you fight your TP's bare?'
Aside from scimitar crits only problem I can see
Lay rooted in these issues of nerf-bat foreign policy.

Kills that is, hypocritical ghouls, seeing stars.

These tools I've built love action, so dig deep beneath their skin.
But while you're at it put your War Flail in the damn trash bin.
With those you'll less likely cause a quick fatality
than gently fan your laughing foe and fill your boot with pee.

Hill of beans that is.  Start to smell, dead-man's boot-waft.

Y'all come over now, drink beer?

-----

     Ohhhhhh...roses!  You're so thoughtful.  
     I'm paying Rambling Ed--a patron deity in the Frothingslosh pantheon--a bit of
homage today, because this team is an instrument of punishment and pain given to me
by Ed himself, about 16 years ago.  Meeting him at a 'toco stand of repute' somewhere
near Tempe with Biff, Chazz and another Frothingslosher from long ago, we chatted
about the game and what we were currently working on, showing him a few fights here
and there.  Not long after that Ed pulled from his bag a handful of team sheets, and
we began analyzing and making plays for various teams.  The team sheet I got was
placed in DM 49 Vithicar on its first turn and named 'Velvet Green', along with
Chazz's team, then followed by Rhialto/Gergin F. and a few other friends.
     After a short retirement I returned to the game, but never was able to revisit
Vithicar for more than a turn here and there.  Then the arena closings happened.
What better opportunity to put this hallowed team to good use than in an endeavor at
which the game designer chuckled mightily.
     So take heart!  Through your pain you entertain the Gods, and it is good.
     Kennelworth, we'll be dropping by for my free beers a bit later.  If you want
any extra security arranged, give us a holler.

Death forever --

Steel Monkey of Velvet Green, implement of doom, blessed by 'he who imagined it'

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARUAK CITY brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  With any luck, I can sneak into 
The Bulldog Inn and join BAD HEIR DAY's celebration over their good record this turn. 
9th place, not bad.  If The Bulldog Inn is buying drinks for BRAT PACK II's good 
turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 3-2-0 makes for a big thirst.  
Oh, this is too good to be true!  THE HEADCUTTERS II has fallen to 21st place after 
going 1-4-0 this turn.  Who's bragging now?  With any luck, I can sneak into The 
Bulldog Inn and join THE LIVING DEAD's celebration over their good record this turn.  
25th place, not bad.  If The Bulldog Inn is buying drinks for INQUISITION GC 03's 
good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 1-1-0 makes for a big 
thirst.  Look out below!  MYTHICAL is on the way down, falling to 33rd from 22nd with 
a 1-2-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  Now let's all watch BULLDOGS' heads swell from their 4-1-0 
this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see CONEY ISLAND win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, K. K. DOWNING beat SPIRAL and SPIRAL lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  TONY MCALPINE challenged ARUAK CITY's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  
And if variety is the spice of life, ARUAK CITY may be getting bland, as STEEL MONKEY 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ARUAK CITY?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  THE HEADCUTTERS II was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks 
like KELLUMBO'S KIDS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, NILA SUNDANCER was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice 
HERMES challenging down 25 points to fight HERNE, MYTHICAL doubtless has some rotten 
excuse for such an insult to honor.  Question now is, will ARUAK CITY accept this 
sort of tacky behavior?  HERMES beating HERNE.  The insult, the....yech!  I guess I 
can give a little credit to MEMPHIS MINNIE of THE BLUES for challenging up by 25 to 
NIXIE SEASPRITE.  MEMPHIS MINNIE won to get 85 points of recognition.  And we have 
DOG FASHION in a challenge, going down 9 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I 
thought DOG FASHION showed great skill and promise when he put to death WHITE HEAT.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was WHITE HEAT of 
COLORIFIC this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as have a belly laugh.  
Heh heh.  Consider CANDY MAKER gone, and ABC'S unfeeling, letting the bloodfeud for 
his death go unrevenged.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see 
CONEY ISLAND and ABC'S at The Bulldog Inn tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory 
over OPUS X.  It's about time VIRTUE NUTS got beat for picking on warriors like 
DIK-DIK.  Bravo, KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  See you at The Bulldog Inn.  Titanium shields and 
bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 STEEL MONKEY 5196            14   7  2   142       VELVET GREEN (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     18  22  0   108       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549          14   5  0   105       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CONNOR MACLEOD 5532          16  15  0   104       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 DOG-TIRED 4467               14   6  0   101       BULLDOGS (157)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       18  16  0   100       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 JELLO 3062                   10   1  0   100       REBIRTH (311)
 BODEL 4970                    9   9  0    95       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 BEEF BULLION 4501            12   8  3    93       BULLDOGS (157)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           16  18  1    92       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 B.B. KING 6072               15  15  3    92       THE BLUES (539)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           17  14  0    88       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BARK 4177                    19  14  0    86       BULLDOGS (157)
-CRISSY 4993                  18  11  1    86       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              11  12  1    86       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-BLACK OUT 5623               20   7  0    85       COLORIFIC (511)
 MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          17   7  0    85       THE BLUES (539)
-JUGULAR 5537                 10   1  0    85       NEVERWAKE (508)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            7   9  1    85       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 LORD BENNETT 4974            13   2  0    84       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 SKYWISE 5687                 13  16  0    83       ELFQUEST (515)
 T-BONE WALKER 6068           17   8  0    82       THE BLUES (539)
 DRAGULA 4942                 16   7  0    82       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-TALIA GREENBOLT 4882         14   4  2    82       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
-DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE 4688     19  15  0    80       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         17  14  0    79       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 STRONGBOW 5686               10  16  0    78       ELFQUEST (515)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          17  15  0    77       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 DIK-DIK 5850                 10   3  1    75       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              14   7  0    74       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-THERESA FLAMESTRIKE 5033      6   5  0    74       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531         15  16  1    72       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 SPIRAL 5440                   9   5  0    71       VELVET GREEN (475)
-REND 5050                    13  11  0    70       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         12   7  1    70       VELVET GREEN (475)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          13  28  0    67       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINESE HABU 4986             7   5  0    65       ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)
 STRATEGERY 5093               8   9  0    64       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          8   8  1    63       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 NATIONAL BRAND 5275           5   9  0    63       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 LOWELL DARNO 4594            16  14  0    62       IMMORTALS (85)
 GRAND MARNIER 4525            9   4  0    62       BARHOPPERS (420)
 PERSIANA JONES 5427           7   5  0    62       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-DOUBLE - TAP 5535             8   3  1    60       NEVERWAKE (508)
 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235           9   6  1    58       MORAL FIBER (479)
 SYRLANIA 6107                 6   2  0    57       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233            10   5  1    56       MORAL FIBER (479)
 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          9   7  1    56       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-BIG LOU 4971                 11   5  2    55       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 PERNAK 4333                  11  10  0    55       SEER KING (402)
 IVY 4972                     10  11  0    55       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             8   6  0    53       ABC'S (480)
 DAMASTES 4331                10  10  1    52       SEER KING (402)
 RUM RUNNER 4529               9   3  0    52       BARHOPPERS (420)
-ANGEL EYES 3781               6   5  1    51       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             5   2  0    51       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 ENBALMER 4939                10  11  1    49       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547           8   4  1    49       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-THE CAPED COD 5470            8   1  1    48       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 TITAN 5799                   10   3  0    47       MYTHICAL (485)
 STONEFACE 5100                9   5  0    47       IMMORTALS (85)
 DOG FASHION 5240              6   5  2    47       ABC'S (480)
-LINERGES 4334                 9  11  1    46       SEER KING (402)
 SPUNGE 3060                   7   4  1    45       REBIRTH (311)
-SLIP STREAM 3800              5   4  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905       8   6  0    43       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 RABID SHREW 3058              7   4  2    43       REBIRTH (311)
 FORREST GUMP 3061             6   5  0    43       REBIRTH (311)
 TWO FINGERS 5789              5   7  0    42       VELVET GREEN (475)
 SALVODELI'S DAD 5867          4   2  1    42       BRAT PACK II (523)
-GUMDROP 5104                  8   5  1    41       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        5   8  1    41       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-WANDA GOBY 5471               5   5  0    41       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232           10   5  0    40       MORAL FIBER (479)
-ONYX OWL 5548                 8   9  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GANYMEDES 5800                7   6  0    40       MYTHICAL (485)
-CARP 6102                     4   0  0    39       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 VIRTUE NUTS 5904              3   9  2    39       MORAL FIBER (479)
 BIG JOE TURNER 6066           4   5  0    38       THE BLUES (539)
 WILDSIDE 5829                 2   8  0    38       BRAT PACK II (523)
 TOTALION 5648                 7   9  2    37       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 SOEK 5646                     7   9  0    37       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 OPUS X 5276                   6   8  1    37       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               6  11  0    37       ELFQUEST (515)
 HERMES 5318                   5   3  0    37       MYTHICAL (485)
-TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            6   2  0    36       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-KILLER DEAL 5261              8   8  0    35       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 LAISH 4352                    7  13  1    35       SEER KING (402)
 PANTS OF THE LOTUS 5950       4   4  0    35       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 TAKEEYLA 6049                 6   4  0    34       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             7   7  0    33       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           5   9  1    33       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          5   6  0    33       COLORIFIC (511)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            8   7  0    31       MORAL FIBER (479)
 RAINSONG 6128                 5   3  0    31       ELFQUEST (515)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             4   4  0    31       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           4   4  0    30       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-MISS DEEDS 6161               3   1  0    30       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 GLADIATORZ 5771               2   2  0    30       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
 MISMOSH 5144                  7   8  0    29       IMMORTALS (85)
-CTENO POMA 5864               4   4  0    29       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-FUNK-SHUI 5161                4   4  1    28       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-PURPLE PANTHER 6057           3   3  0    27       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CAPSTER 5071                  3   6  0    27       IMMORTALS (85)
 WARDUKE 5930                  5   8  0    25       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-ATHENA 5320                   3   3  0    25       MYTHICAL (485)
-FUZZBALL 5101                 6   6  0    24       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOILER 6228                   3   0  0    23       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-POOKIE 6043                   2   2  0    23       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 YOUR KIDZ 5868                3   3  1    22       BRAT PACK II (523)
-HALO 6189                     3   0  1    22       NEVERWAKE (508)
 TENDERLOIN 6141               3   4  0    22       BULLDOGS (157)
-MISS HAP 6163                 2   2  1    21       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 SCREWDRIVER 3059              3   8  0    19       REBIRTH (311)
-BLOOD MONKEY 5858             1   3  0    19       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 CALFSKIN 6240                 2   1  0    18       BULLDOGS (157)
 EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031           2   0  0    18       BRAT PACK II (523)
-ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         2   4  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-ANSORGII 5990                 2   3  0    17       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 INFIDELICIOUS 6052            2   2  0    17       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 PONY GIRL 6204                3   1  0    15       ABC'S (480)
-DETRICH WILLIAMS 5223         3   1  0    14       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
-DEMI-LICH 6262                1   2  0    14       THE UNHOLY (550)
-MISS FORTUNE 6159             3   2  1    13       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
-SKAMAKAZE 5928                1   4  0    13       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195     3   1  1    12       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-MISS CHIEVOUS 6196            2   2  0    12       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 WEATHERCOCK 6109              2   1  0    12       VELVET GREEN (475)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          1   3  0    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-SLAG 6157                     1   0  0    12       NEVERWAKE (508)
 STEEL 6254                    1   0  0    12       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-PHUNKTASTIC 6153              3   2  0    11       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 LEATHER BOY 6230              2   1  0    11       ABC'S (480)
-TYLER DURDEN 6226             2   1  0    11       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 ALLY SHEEDY 6250              1   0  0    10       BRAT PACK II (523)
 ETTA JAMES 6252               1   0  0    10       THE BLUES (539)
-WATCH THIS 6241               1   0  0    10       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-JERSEY GIRL 6225              2   1  1     9       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232             2   1  0     9       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 LARRY 6220                    2   0  0     9       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 MOONLIGHT 6174                2   3  0     9       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 HERNE 6203                    2   3  0     9       SEER KING (402)
-DREIHDENBEAST 6112            1   6  0     9       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-MIS-MANAGER 6114              0   1  0     9       NOBODYS (486)
-EYE I. AYE 6259               1   0  0     8       THE UNHOLY (550)
-PADRON 6000                   1   0  0     8       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       0   8  0     8       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   3  1     7       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 JIM 6222                      1   1  0     7       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
-CAO BLACK 6001                0   1  0     7       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 SAM 6224                      1   1  0     6       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238           1   2  0     5       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-MISS GIVINGS 6160             0   5  0     5       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELEE 5778                    0   1  0     5       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
 BURN DA WITCH 5975            0   1  0     5       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 STEVE 6221                    1   1  0     4       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 LEATHER DADDY 6229            0   3  0     3       ABC'S (480)
 PO BLADESLINGER 6245          0   2  0     2       IMMORTALS (85)
 FIRE 6253                     0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-ATOMIC TURTLE 6260            0   1  0     1       THE UNHOLY (550)
 BILLY GIBBONS 6251            0   1  0     1       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CANDY MAKER 5237       8  3 0 ABC'S 480             KHAKI KANGAROO 5547   481 NOT REVE
BROWNIE QUEEN 5239     3  8 0 ABC'S 480             OPUS X 5276           481 JUST REV
BLIND LEMON 6070      17 11 0 THE BLUES 539         STEEL MONKEY 5196     484         
VERMINAARD 5948        0  4 0 CLUB HAMMER 491       SPYMASTER 490         485 NONE    
WHITE HEAT 6140        3  2 0 COLORIFIC 511         DOG FASHION 5240      485         
ICE BLUE 6210          0  1 0 COLORIFIC 511         PAINFIRE 5541         482         
RAYEK 6192             1  1 0 ELFQUEST 515          MONTEZUMA WHIFFL 6195 482         
PAT TRAVERS 6108       3  4 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 LINERGES 4334         483         
KAITA 6197             0  5 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   WURM KIN 495          485 NONE    
EBONIQUE 6150          4  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   VIRTUE NUTS 5904      484 JUST REV
LARRY JOE 6267         0  1 0 KHANS OF CALAMITY 549 SHEWISH GIANT 489     485 NONE    
RUIZ 6219              1  1 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     MISS HAP 6163         483         
CAN'T SKA 6255         0  1 0 SKASMONAUTS 495       MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    485 NONE    
SUMTHING DIFFERE 6025  3  3 0 U.B.O.S.M. 82         SUBWAY JOE 3469       482         
Q-BERT 6258            0  1 0 THE UNHOLY 550        MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    485 NONE    
T.S. QUINT 5020       13 15 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        SALENA WARSMITH 5524  484         
IGNATIUS GLICK 6193    0  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        HALO 6189             481 NOT REVE
CARDINAL SIN 5976      0  1 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS  535 DEVELLAN JARA 491     485 NONE    
OLD GUARD OUT 5974     0  1 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS  535 BLACK ORC 488         485 NONE    
STANK 6269             0  1 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS  535 BLACK ORC 488         485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Connor -- Damn Macleod, pretty tough! -- L.B.

Syrlania -- Don't think either one of us deserved the win but congrats. -- Ivy

Man Ray -- Hang out is cool, just no hang overs. :) -- Barnabas

Hi all.  Paradox23 here running the Rebirth Stable.  Good to see that blood still
keeps the grass growing strong here in Aruak City.  Now who's buying the next round
at the Bulldog Inn?

Pernak -- I always thought the thing about GA's breaking all the time was a lil
hyped.  I stand corrected. -- Rabid Shrew

Black Out -- I think you showed up a little over-dressed for the dance. -- Jello

Strategery -- I could have beat you sitting down.  Oh wait, I did. -- Spunge

National Brand -- I may not be a smart man, but I don't think that was very nice of
you. -- Forrest

Montezuma -- C'mon give a girl a break...if someone doesn't throw me a win soon, I
could be swimmin with the Shewish Giants. -- Screwdriver

Lonnie Johnson -- You realize, don't you, just how lucky you got there.  Next time
we'll fight on my terms and see how it goes. -- Dik-Dik

Virtue Flakes -- That's how you make an African Princess very happy! -- Takeeyla

Virtue Nuts -- Welcome to turn one of four of misery. -- Kellumbo's Kids

Albino Rainbow -- Jeesh, you just got your first kill and didn't even know it. --
Detective Kellumbo

Man, it's not every day you see the Duelmaster killed!  Way to go Steel Monkey! --
Detective Kellumbo

Onyx Owl -- There's nothing little about me. -- Dik-Dik

Memphis Minnie -- That's a very UNUSUAL shade of blue.  And you didn't need to share
it with ME (along with black and). -- Nila Sundancer

Steel Monkey, Duelmaster!  Come on over for your free drinks at The Bulldog Inn. --
Kennelworth, Proprietor

Barnabas -- It is always a pleasure to compete with you, pal. -- Kennelworth,
Proprietor

Prism Eyesbrite -- I am shocked and pleased.  Amazing! -- Beef Bullion

Tatiana -- You are more woman than I can handle.  Yeah, babe! -- Bark

Jersery Girl -- That was really, really a lot of fun.  I was tender.  You were meat!
-- Tenderloin

Skatterbrain -- Well fought!  Wow, great learns!  How could I teach you that when I
hardly know half of it myself? -- Calfskin

Strongbow -- I'd say I eat elves for breakfast, but you are such a nice guy!  It was
a cat day. -- Cherry Cheetah

Big Joe Turner -- You wanna win, you gotta go a little longer.  That's what we say
down under. -- Khaki Kangaroo

Blimey!  Me critters bea 2-0.  Damme fine! -- Mino

Mis Givings -- Even with that strategy of yours, I made the white hot breakthrough.
-- White Heat, Proud Colorific

Jello -- Clearly I had the wrong flavor in mind.  Well done. -- Black Out, Proud
Colorific

     Black Jello?  Would that be licorice flavoured? -- Ed.

Musty Kobold -- I couldn't do it.  I just couldn't do it.  A salute to you.  But I
feel like crud. -- Green With Envy, Proud Colorific

Painfire -- Maybe that is an acceptable response.  Maybe not?  I will be watching you
close. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

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

KAITA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VERMINAARD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CARDINAL SIN was murdered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
Q-BERT was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CAN'T SKA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
OLD GUARD OUT was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
STANK was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
LARRY JOE was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
DIK-DIK overpowered VIRTUE NUTS in a 1 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
GANYMEDES was overcome by DAMASTES in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
DOG-TIRED unbelievably bested BODEL in a popular 4 minute expert's Challenge duel.
JELLO viciously subdued WALL OF GLASS in a slow 35 minute gory Challenge duel.
TONY MCALPINE was overpowered by STEEL MONKEY in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
CHERRY CHEETAH overpowered SUPERBEAST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PERSIANA JONES was unbelievably bested by IRON MAGRU in a 6 minute Challenge contest.
LOWELL DARNO was devastated by BEEF BULLION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DRAGULA vanquished SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MEMPHIS MINNIE unbelievably bested NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
SYRLANIA devastated SOEK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STRATEGERY savagely defeated TITAN in a exciting 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
KHAKI KANGAROO luckily beat TWO FINGERS in a 4 minute Challenge conflict.
SPUNGE was savagely defeated by NATIONAL BRAND in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RABID SHREW was beaten by NILA SUNDANCER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fray.
TOTALION was unbelievably bested by STONEFACE in a popular 5 minute Challenge contest.
DOG FASHION assassinated WHITE HEAT in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
HERMES overpowered HERNE in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
TENDERLOIN was demolished by FORREST GUMP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SUPERFICIAL HITMAN unbelievably bested TAKEEYLA in a popular 5 minute Challenge fray.
SCREWDRIVER was luckily beaten by WARDUKE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
WEATHERCOCK slimly won victory over MOONLIGHT in a 9 minute novice's Challenge bout.
SKATTERBRAIN was vanquished by THUNDERSTORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BOILER narrowly defeated MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT in a 10 minute novice's Challenge match.
B.B. KING was luckily beaten by TATIANA SEASPRITE in a 4 minute expert's bout.
CONNOR MACLEOD vanquished LONNIE JOHNSON in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
T-BONE WALKER unbelievably bested PRISM EYESBRITE in a popular 3 minute expert's bout.
LORD BENNETT subdued SKYWISE in a exciting 2 minute master's match.
SPIRAL lost to K. K. DOWNING in a 1 minute bout.
STRONGBOW beat M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute duel.
BARK handily defeated VIRTUE PUFFS in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
CHINESE HABU savagely defeated GRANITE IRONBEARD in a 2 minute brutal fight.
GRAND MARNIER won victory over BIG JOE TURNER in a 2 minute bloody duel.
OPUS X was demolished by CONEY ISLAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven conflict.
MUSTY KOBOLD overpowered MISMOSH in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
PUNCH GRAN CRU was handily defeated by IVY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FRUITY VIRTUES overpowered PANTS OF THE LOTUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIRTUE CHARMS was viciously subdued by PRESIDENT CHIMP in a popular 3 minute bout.
ENBALMER overpowered WILDSIDE in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
RUM RUNNER outlasted CLEARBROOK in a 8 minute conflict.
LAISH was overpowered by SALVODELI'S DAD in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PERNAK outlasted BONNIE RAITT in a unpopular 12 minute bloody bout.
PONY GIRL was overcome by CAPSTER in a 1 minute match.
RAINSONG bested YOUR KIDZ in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
VIRTUE FLAKES luckily beat GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 6 minute brutal brawl.
GLADIATORZ demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
INFIDELICIOUS overpowered ALBINO RAINBOW in a 1 minute uneven bout.
EMILIO ESTEUEZ devastated BILLY GIBBONS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
LARRY overcame MELEE in a 2 minute novice's contest.
STEVE was beaten by STEEL in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
JIM was subdued by CALFSKIN in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
SAM unbelievably bested LEATHER DADDY in a 6 minute gory amateur's bout.
LEATHER BOY beat PO BLADESLINGER in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
BURN DA WITCH was vanquished by ETTA JAMES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FIRE was overpowered by ALLY SHEEDY in a 4 minute gruesome one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     25         TOTAL PARRY      135 - 102 -  5      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 20         SLASHING ATTACK  105 -  98 -  4      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  21 -  0      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  65 -  8      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  44 -  2      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  34 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  63 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        25 -  34 -  2      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  31 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK   103 - 147 -  6      41  |

Turn 485 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    9 - 11         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       16 -  9     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 13         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  7     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEL MONKEY 5196          14   7  2  142 VELVET GREEN (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHERRY CHEETAH 5549        14   5  0  105 ANIMAL FARM (510)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONNOR MACLEOD 5532        16  15  0  104 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
TOTAL PARRY      DOG-TIRED 4467             14   6  0  101 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEEF BULLION 4501          12   8  3   93 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DRAGULA 4942               16   7  0   82 THE LIVING DEAD (454)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       17  14  0   79 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        17  15  0   77 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
BASHING ATTACK   DIK-DIK 5850               10   3  1   75 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TONY MCALPINE 4948.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PERSIANA JONES 5427.  The ten other most popular fighters were B.B. KING 
6072, BODEL 4970, TWO FINGERS 5789, PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091, STRATEGERY 5093, PRISM 
EYESBRITE 5531, NATIONAL BRAND 5275, YOUR KIDZ 5868, NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992, and 
TAKEEYLA 6049.

The least popular fighter this week was WALL OF GLASS 5534.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JELLO 3062, BOILER 6228, PERNAK 4333, MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 
6195, MOONLIGHT 6174, VIRTUE FLAKES 5234, SAM 6224, WEATHERCOCK 6109, BURN DA WITCH 
5975, and LEATHER DADDY 6229.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

CONNOR MACLEOD (11-5532) SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)