DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2004    Duedate: 04/15/2004

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

B.B. KING
THE BLUES (539)
(11-6072) [16-15-3,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

B.B. KING                      GLADIATORZ
THE BLUES (539)                INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
(11-6072) [16-15-3,110]        (11-5771) [2-3-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY MCALPINE                  GUN METAL
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
(11-4948) [16-19-1,90]         (11-5451) [2-5-1,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MORAL FIBER (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BRAT PACK II (523)          43
2. THE BLUES (539)             39      COLORIFIC (511)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)       31      Unchartered Team
4. MYTHICAL (485)              28
5. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      26DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          145  76  3 65.6   1/ 1 MORAL FIBER (479)        10  4 1
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        878 526 32 62.5   2/ 3 THE BLUES (539)          10  5 0
 3- 3 REBIRTH (311)             33  22  3 60.0   3/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 0
 4/ 4 MANIC MARVELS (456)       54  37  2 59.3   4/10 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    7  5 0
 5/10 MORAL FIBER (479)         45  34  5 57.0   5/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     7  8 0
 6/ 0 SHADOWS (380)             57  45  1 55.9   6/15 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  0 0
 7/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           712 571 23 55.5   7/19 BRAT PACK II (523)        6  4 0
 8/ 9 THE BLUES (539)          219 176 10 55.4   8/ 5 ELFQUEST (515)            6  6 0
 9/ 8 MYTHICAL (485)           193 156  6 55.3   9/ 6 SEER KING (402)           6  7 2
10- 7 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         22  18  1 55.0  10/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  6  9 1
11/ 6 WAR-C-KERS (345)         120  99  5 54.8  11/21 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  6  9 0
12-11 FISH MONGERS III (502)    25  21  1 54.3  12/22 BARHOPPERS (420)          5  1 0
13-12 NEVERWAKE (508)           28  24  4 53.8  13/17 MANIC MARVELS (456)       5  4 0
14/17 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)     8   7  0 53.3  14-20*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)   5  5 0
15/14 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   605 580 17 51.1  15/ 7 CLUB HAMMER (491)         5  9 0
16-15 VELVET GREEN (475)        70  68  7 50.7  16/12 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     5  9 0
17/16 ELFQUEST (515)           164 161  8 50.5  17/14 IMMORTALS (85)            5 10 0
18-18*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)    5   5  0 50.0  18/33 MYTHICAL (485)            4  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        32  33  2 49.2  19- 4 VELVET GREEN (475)        4  3 1
20/21 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  77  81  3 48.7  20- 9 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        4  3 0
21/23 IMMORTALS (85)           771 815 60 48.6  21/ 8 ABC'S (480)               4  5 1
22/22 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     51  54  3 48.6  22/25 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     4  5 0
23/20 ABC'S (480)               33  36  2 47.8  23/16 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       4  5 0
24-25 VIEW ASKEW (453)          75  83  3 47.5  24-24 REBIRTH (311)             4  6 0
25/ 0*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  13  15  5 46.4  25/27 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      3  3 0
26/26 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 140 162  6 46.4  26/ 0 SHADOWS (380)             2  0 0
27/24 CLUB HAMMER (491)         34  40  2 45.9  27/35 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)    2  0 0
28/27 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    227 268 11 45.9  28-23*MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)  2  1 0
29-29 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          247 299 17 45.2  29/40*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  2  5 0
30/28 SEER KING (402)           47  58  5 44.8  30/34 SKASMONAUTS (495)         2  7 0
31/33 BRAT PACK II (523)        19  24  2 44.2  31-32 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           1  0 0
32/31 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     30  39  3 43.5  32-28 NEVERWAKE (508)           1  0 0
33-30*MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)  10  13  2 43.5  33-36 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         1  1 0
34/32 BARHOPPERS (420)          19  25  0 43.2  34/37 WAR-C-KERS (345)          1  2 0
35/34 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      24  34  1 41.4  35/29 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       1  2 0
36/36 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      178 314  3 36.2  36-38 FISH MONGERS III (502)    1  2 0
37-37 THE UNHOLY (550)          13  23  1 36.1  37/30*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)   1  3 0
38/35 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       17  32  2 34.7  38-18 VIEW ASKEW (453)          1  4 0
39/39 SKASMONAUTS (495)         12  27  1 30.8  39/26 COLORIFIC (511)           1  4 0
40/41*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)   2   5  0 28.6  40/ 0*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  0  1 0
41/38*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)    2   5  0 28.6  41-41 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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Fratsfa:

     Gladiators sailed up the river from Kati-Tei through Andor, Fratsfa, and Zensu
to the Isle of the Eye.  Some came as tourists, some as newly-graduated warriors,
some to attend and participate in the Spring Tourney.  This was a steady source of
income for boatmen, and many of them made the trip two or three times a month; the
river and its shores were well known to them.
     "I don't remember a castle on that hill," one sailor muttered, squinting at the
shore.  "And I was along here just last week...."
     "There was no castle there," Lady Fern, manager of the Flower Girls in Fratsfa
confirmed.  "And a week is certainly not long enough to build one!"
     "There was one...eight hundred years ago," a voice murmured behind her.
     The statuesque manager glanced back at her gladiatress, Nasty Nasturtium.  The
woman was an Araoi, and elf of the purest blood, and Lady Fern supposed it was
possible that Nasturtium actually REMEMBERED a castle there, but she hoped not.  The
thought of having a warrior that old was unsettling.  "You're sure, Nasty?"
     The elfin blonde nodded firmly.  "Yes, my mother told me about it--one of her
brothers helped to bring the castle down.  The Castle of Storms, that was its name, a
place of the darkest arts.  It was the stronghold of Prince Illrienherthinil
Silverthorn, who was called the Ill Rain."
     Lady Fern glanced at the sky automatically.  It WAS getting cloudy, but that
was, must be, coincidence.  After all, changeable weather was common at this time of
year.
     "That wasn't on Khaldren's list."  The short, stocky man removed his bowler and
extended a hand to Lady Fern.  "Raoul, Lord Protector In Gerfel We Trust."
     "Kennelworth has spoken of you," Lady Fern admitted.  "But what do you know of
this Castle of Storms?"
     "Not a thing, doll.  But I'm wondering if Khaldren's magic isn't raising more
ruins than he planned on--anyplace with enough of the wrong kind of magic
concentrated in it."
     "This Khaldren is...?" Nasturtium asked.
     "A wizard who escaped the sinking of Krael," Raoul explained.  "He wants to
bring Krael forward in time, or back from the dead, or something.  And other places
he knows about from that era."
     "That would take a great magic," Nasturtium protested.  "With the Arcanum in the
current low state, it should not be possible."
     "Adie in Aruak City says he could be using blood magic based on the arena
deaths, doll.  She seems to think that'd do it for him."
     The elf recoiled.  "It would!" she whispered, "and that would call to all sites
where dark magic has sunk deep.  This must be stopped!"
     "Well, I'm taking the warning to Lady Sheila--"
     "She can do nothing, even if she would," Nasturtium snapped.  "She dares not
touch blood magic, even to fight it, except in the most indirect fashion, and
indirection will not serve!  Not soon enough, anyway."
     "Adie will think of some way to fight Khaldren," Raoul said, a little uneasily.
He took a deep breath and put his hat back on.  "And until he's stopped, we will
fight everything he brings up from the past."
     "If we have to fight the Ill Rain," Nasty Nasturtium predicted, "it won't be
easy."

Valamantis:

     Lord Protector Ka D'Argo, on a brief trip to his home on Kolact, had planned to
take ship at Valamantis.  But the port city was not as he had expected.  There was
always bustle, but now...it reminded him of a disturbed anthill.  And where had those
towers on the landward side come from?  They weren't something that could have been
built in a day, or even a year, and he'd been through here four months ago.
     "It's Old Valamantis," Arenamistress Sitalva said grimly.  "We've had word of
some kind of magic afoot aimed at ruined cities, and with all the blood spilled in
the recent Bloodgames, it would have been more surprising if something had NOT
happened there.  But understanding why doesn't help us now.  The oldest levels of Old
Valamantis," she said grimly, "were Folstrom.  NOBODY wants to see the Folstrom loose
in the world again."
     "Bringing the ruins back is one thing," the tall gladiator argued, "but the
people...?  Surely Ahringol won't release their souls because of a spell and some
blood."
     Sitalva watched the slight wavering of the resurrected towers and shivered,
though the day was already warm.  "We'll find out, when the city stabilizes.  The
Silver Mage says sometime in the next week and a half or two weeks.  But we can see
people moving around in there.  And even if they're zombies, it isn't going to be
good."

Iaye:

     The fishing boats that had fled Iaye when the earthquakes began crept back one
by one as the Trier grew calm again.  Most of them followed the coast down toward
Point, not because they needed the guidance but to see for themselves if drowned
Krael had truly risen from the waves.
     It had.
     Lord Protector Goff, assistant manager of the Red Dog Gang, stood on the gently
rocking deck of his boat and stared through a spyglass at the rampart of buildings
that blocked what had been the strait between Iaye and Point.  He wasn't sure what he
had expected, but not this.
     Krael stood above the water, but not as it must once have looked.  Many of the
taller buildings showed broken tops, and all was slimed with mud and weed.  Here and
there, decaying wrecks lay in the streets or even on the roofs of houses.  The smell
of dead fish was obvious even from a mile away.  Krael LOOKED like a city that had
spent centuries under water.  The people who moved among those ruins didn't.  There
weren't enough of them to represent the entire population of the city at the time of
its disaster, he guessed at no more than two hundred.  But they looked...normal.
Alive.  And their activity--they seemed to be trying to clear one section of the city
of its mud and debris--were just what you'd expect.
     And they seemed to take the whole situation for granted.  They must KNOW, from
the state of Krael now, what had happened, but they just calmly went about cleaning
up.
     That was the most unnerving thing of all.

Xochithlan:

     There were no ruins around Xochithlan to rise up at the wizard's call, because
the modern city was the old city, continuously lived in for longer than most
Alastarian cities had existed.  There was, perhaps, a tendency for certain long-
buried residents to stir in their graves, but if any came out to walk the streets, it
was not immediately obvious.
     What was obvious was the forest.
     There had been a forest around Xochithlan for a long time, but it had been
burned away during the Rirorni War.  Replanting efforts had been ongoing for the last
eight years, but eight years is not long enough to bring back a major forest.  And
what surrounded the city now, pressing in against the walls and disturbing the newer
suburbs, was a major forest.
     Not, however, a forest such as the Xochithlani remembered.
     This was a Forest Primeval.
     This was a forest that might hide...anything.
     And according to the scholars of ancient texts consulted by King Feyen of
Xochithlan, it probably did.

Zuwayza:

     Zuwayza was as old as Xochithlan, and there were as many dark secrets buried
under its streets.  The foundation of the city, Vekhirn knew, went back to the days
before the first humans.  There were Folstrom traces, but there was also something
older.  Maybe more than one something.  And they were all stirring.  Too much blood
had been spilled here, especially in the years since the invasion--during the
invasion itself, and in the slow beating back of the Eastern forces.
     And in other ways, or for other causes, as well.  The court wizard had sensed a
new feeling in the people of the old city.  Harder.  Crueler, perhaps.  Less patient,
less tolerant--and the Glorious Empire had never been noted for tolerance.  The woman
Jayde, who claimed to be the daughter of Kjarran, her death and her mysterious
apotheosis, had that been the start of this dark bitterness that gripped the people?
He shrugged that off.  Whatever the cause for the change of heart, blood had been
spilled.  And somewhere, someone had called on spilled blood to raise old evils, and
spilled blood everywhere had answered.

Aruak City:

     Adeolar stared into the gilt-framed mirror, frowning and twisting a lock of hair
between nervous fingers.  Nothing she was Seeing was good.  Not that the mirror was
the best way to See, but it was the only scrying device she had that was still
working.  There was a bloody film over the glass that could not be washed off, and
that, she suspected, was a sign of just how bad things were.  Blood magic, used to
excess, tainted everything.  There was no doubt that the wizard in Zorpunt was strong
and ruthless, but what he had started seemed to be taking on a life of its own.  And
no one, so far, seemed able to stop him.
     She would have to take steps herself.

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Dal Shang:

     From the top tier of the arena, you could see a long way out to sea, because the
arena was built on a cliff above the harbor.  So was a lot of the rest of Dal Shang,
but except for the governor's palace, it mostly wasn't as high as the arena.
     Lord Protector Wais, who had come home to Dal Shang in a vague effort to boost
that beleaguered arena, was sitting on the top tier brooding.  The arena was
shrinking faster than a pool of water in the desert.  Promising warriors who were
looking for a career in the arena were not looking in THIS arena.  Fourteen active
warriors last time, and two of them had been retiring by way of a Dark Arena
appearance.  His own team, even, had gone inactive!  Something had to be done, but he
had no idea what.  Even the fans had deserted Dal Shang arena.
     With a sigh, he turned away from the empty arena to look out to sea.  And so he
saw the waters of the lake heave as though they were boiling, and a new--or very
old--island rise like a black reef no more than five miles off shore.  Five miles is
too far away to see the details, but there was something disturbingly regular about
the broken ridgeline of that island.  Like buildings....

A note for the people of the Free Cities and Lirith Kai:

     Some people say that if you get rid of magic, the world will be much simpler.
Some people say that the destabilization of the Arcanum will get rid of magic.  Ha!
High Magic, the stuff that highly educated wizards do, falters as the Arcanum
weakens.  But there are other kinds of magic.  Older.  Cruder.  Less vulnerable.
There's Blood Magic.  Spilling blood releases power.  The more blood, the more power.
     And a very powerful wizard of several centuries ago, Khaldren of Krael, who
decided that he didn't want to die when the city around him was dying, has come to
the present.  He's made a spell to bring Krael back from ruins, and he's tied it to
Blood Magic.
     But there's more blood being spilled around Alastari than he realized, and a lot
of Lost Cities that want to live again.  If you have some old ruins near your house,
and there's an arena where people are bleeding and dying, you've got trouble coming.
This is now your story, too.

     It's all a plot, and probably a dark one.  Where is Daylight Savings time when
you need it?

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): STEEL MONKEY of VELVET GREEN (Manray, Marquis
                               d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 485): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 478): KANGAROO KATE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 474): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 474): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 475): WOOLLY LOCO of POISONOUS PUGILISTS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 470): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 436): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 429): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 422): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 189): SALVATION of PIECES OF EIGHT (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 334): GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 323): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 370): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): MORAL FIBER (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 485): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 478): THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 474): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 474): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 475): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 470): RED DOG GANG (Goff, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 436): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 429): none
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 422): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 189): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 334): FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 323): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 370): TOTEM, etc. (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 485): CONNOR MACLEOD of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 477): BEAR MARKET of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 474): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 473): TRISHA WINGFOOT of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 473): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 428): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 422): OLLIE FUNT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 334): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
              (turn 333): BLACKBURST of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
                          THUNDRA of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
                          SIR ZESTALOT of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                 (turn 143): PIYA of THAI INQUISITION (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello again, slight, frail plebes of the common variety.  A pox on your stuttering
descendants.

My manager and master, Manray, is gallivanting about on his honeymoon, and so can't
be bothered with the triviality of you .  So, die die die, have a good fall on your
swords this turn.

Your fearless butcher, Steel Monkey

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is BRAT PACK II, who swept up 12 places in the ranks.  Take a look at 
MYTHICAL's act, as they have a 3-0-0 week and gain 15 places in the team ranking.  
Suffering under a 1-3-0 record and dropping from 8th to 21st place were the ABC'S.  
Keep trying!  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is WHEN DOGMA FAILS II, who swept up 11 places in the ranks.  What goes up, 
must come down.  Watch out ARUAK CITY!  COLORIFIC may fall on you as it crushes past 
the teams below it to fall on the 39th spot.  Advancing in the rankings was GERFEL'S 
FRIENDS who went from last turn's 602-579-17, to this week's record of 605-580-17.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was TATIANA SEASPRITE, who dropped 14 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with B.B. KING.  Try as hard as the 
VELVET GREEN stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) 
STEEL MONKEY before this week's fights.  In front of all the crowds, B.B. KING took 
the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARUAK CITY arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid MORAL FIBER, please raise you hand.  Wow. 
Does ARUAK CITY really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  MORAL FIBER + Weapons That go Boom = GERFEL'S FRIENDS + Avoid City.  And 
who is this CONNOR MACLEOD you ask, with 108 points and a 17-15-0 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SALVODELI'S DAD 
went after SALENA WARSMITH, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, SALVODELI'S DAD won victory over SALENA WARSMITH.  FUZZBALL of 
SNUGGLEBUNNIES had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought FUZZBALL showed great skill and promise when he 
bested SKATTERBRAIN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  I have no doubt that SEER KING will be 
celebrating long and loud their warrior PERNAK's slaying of GRAND MARNIER on the 
sands.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems 
on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARUAK CITY have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B.B. KING 6072               16  15  3   110       THE BLUES (539)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEEL MONKEY 5196            14   7  2   142       VELVET GREEN (475)
-THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     18  22  0   108       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BODEL 4970                   10   9  0   108       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549          15   5  0   107       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BEEF BULLION 4501            13   8  3   101       BULLDOGS (157)
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           18  14  0   100       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-JELLO 3062                   10   1  0   100       REBIRTH (311)
-MR. DOOMSDAY 6263            10   8  1    98       THE UNHOLY (550)
-EVENING 4015                 14   4  0    97       SHADOWS (380)
 SKYWISE 5687                 14  16  0    92       ELFQUEST (515)
 BARK 4177                    20  14  0    91       BULLDOGS (157)
 LORD BENNETT 4974            14   2  0    91       MANIC MARVELS (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           16  19  1    90       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          18   7  0    88       THE BLUES (539)
 DOG-TIRED 4467               14   7  0    87       BULLDOGS (157)
 DIK-DIK 5850                 11   3  1    87       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-CRISSY 4993                  18  11  1    86       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       18  17  0    86       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 T-BONE WALKER 6068           18   8  0    86       THE BLUES (539)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              11  13  1    86       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-BLACK OUT 5623               20   7  0    85       COLORIFIC (511)
-JUGULAR 5537                 10   1  0    85       NEVERWAKE (508)
-DARKMANE 4097                 9   6  0    84       SHADOWS (380)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         17  15  0    80       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 CHINESE HABU 4986             8   5  0    80       ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)
 STRONGBOW 5686               10  17  0    79       ELFQUEST (515)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            7  10  1    78       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531         15  17  1    77       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          17  16  0    76       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 DRAGULA 4942                 16   8  0    75       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              14   8  0    71       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-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)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235          10   6  1    70       MORAL FIBER (479)
 LOWELL DARNO 4594            17  14  0    68       IMMORTALS (85)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          13  29  0    68       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERNAK 4333                  12  10  1    66       SEER KING (402)
 PERSIANA JONES 5427           8   5  0    66       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          8   9  1    64       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-STRATEGERY 5093               8   9  0    64       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 SALVODELI'S DAD 5867          5   2  1    63       BRAT PACK II (523)
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233            11   5  1    62       MORAL FIBER (479)
 NATIONAL BRAND 5275           5  10  0    61       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 RUM RUNNER 4529              10   3  0    60       BARHOPPERS (420)
-DOUBLE - TAP 5535             8   3  1    60       NEVERWAKE (508)
 ENBALMER 4939                11  11  1    57       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547           9   4  1    57       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          9   7  1    56       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-BIG LOU 4971                 11   5  2    55       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 GANYMEDES 5800                8   6  0    55       MYTHICAL (485)
 IVY 4972                     10  12  0    53       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905       9   6  0    53       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 TITAN 5799                   11   3  0    51       MYTHICAL (485)
-ANGEL EYES 3781               6   5  1    51       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             8   7  0    50       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 GUMDROP 5104                  9   5  1    49       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-THE CAPED COD 5470            8   1  1    48       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 SYRLANIA 6107                 6   3  0    48       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-DOG FASHION 5240              6   5  2    47       ABC'S (480)
 MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             5   3  0    47       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-LINERGES 4334                 9  11  1    46       SEER KING (402)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        6   8  1    46       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 HERMES 5318                   6   3  0    46       MYTHICAL (485)
-SPUNGE 3060                   7   4  1    45       REBIRTH (311)
 DAMASTES 4331                10  11  1    44       SEER KING (402)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               7  11  0    44       ELFQUEST (515)
 BIG JOE TURNER 6066           5   5  0    44       THE BLUES (539)
-SLIP STREAM 3800              5   4  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-RABID SHREW 3058              7   4  2    43       REBIRTH (311)
-FORREST GUMP 3061             6   5  0    43       REBIRTH (311)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232           11   5  0    42       MORAL FIBER (479)
-TWO FINGERS 5789              5   7  0    42       VELVET GREEN (475)
 STONEFACE 5100                9   6  0    41       IMMORTALS (85)
-WANDA GOBY 5471               5   5  0    41       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-ONYX OWL 5548                 8   9  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             8   7  0    39       ABC'S (480)
-CARP 6102                     4   0  0    39       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-VIRTUE NUTS 5904              3   9  2    39       MORAL FIBER (479)
 WILDSIDE 5829                 2   9  0    39       BRAT PACK II (523)
 OPUS X 5276                   6   9  1    38       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 LAISH 4352                    7  14  1    36       SEER KING (402)
-TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            6   2  0    36       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-KILLER DEAL 5261              8   8  0    35       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-PANTS OF THE LOTUS 5950       4   4  0    35       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            9   7  0    34       MORAL FIBER (479)
 TOTALION 5648                 7  10  2    34       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-TAKEEYLA 6049                 6   4  0    34       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031           3   0  0    33       BRAT PACK II (523)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           5  10  1    32       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          5   7  0    32       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOEK 5646                     7  10  0    31       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 FUZZBALL 5101                 7   6  0    31       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 TENDERLOIN 6141               4   4  0    31       BULLDOGS (157)
 GLADIATORZ 5771               2   3  0    31       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
 MISMOSH 5144                  7   9  0    30       IMMORTALS (85)
-BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           4   4  0    30       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-MISS DEEDS 6161               3   1  0    30       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 EON MAGUS 5980                3   0  0    30       SHADOWS (380)
 BLACK OAK 5979                3   0  0    30       SHADOWS (380)
-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)
-ATHENA 5320                   3   3  0    25       MYTHICAL (485)
 MOONLIGHT 6174                3   3  0    25       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 WARDUKE 5930                  5   9  0    24       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUR KIDZ 5868                3   4  1    23       BRAT PACK II (523)
-BOILER 6228                   3   0  0    23       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-POOKIE 6043                   2   2  0    23       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 PONY GIRL 6204                4   1  0    22       ABC'S (480)
-HALO 6189                     3   0  1    22       NEVERWAKE (508)
 GUN METAL 5451                2   5  1    22       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195     4   1  1    21       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-MISS HAP 6163                 2   2  1    21       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 RAINSONG 6128                 5   4  0    19       ELFQUEST (515)
-SCREWDRIVER 3059              3   8  0    19       REBIRTH (311)
 CAPSTER 5071                  3   7  0    19       IMMORTALS (85)
-BLOOD MONKEY 5858             1   3  0    19       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 ETTA JAMES 6252               2   0  0    18       THE BLUES (539)
 STEEL 6254                    2   0  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         2   4  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             4   5  0    17       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-ANSORGII 5990                 2   3  0    17       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-INFIDELICIOUS 6052            2   2  0    17       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 ALLY SHEEDY 6250              2   0  0    15       BRAT PACK II (523)
-PALE STRIDER 5454             4   1  0    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-HELENA HANDBASKET 6016        1   0  1    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 SKAMAKAZE 5928                1   5  0    14       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-DEMI-LICH 6262                1   2  0    14       THE UNHOLY (550)
-MISS FORTUNE 6159             3   2  1    13       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       1   8  0    13       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 FLYING NUN 6277               1   0  0    13       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-MISS CHIEVOUS 6196            2   2  0    12       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 CALFSKIN 6240                 2   2  0    12       BULLDOGS (157)
-WEATHERCOCK 6109              2   1  0    12       VELVET GREEN (475)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          1   3  0    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 BILLY GIBBONS 6251            1   1  0    12       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-SLAG 6157                     1   0  0    12       NEVERWAKE (508)
 JIHAD 6276                    1   0  0    12       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-PHUNKTASTIC 6153              3   2  0    11       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-TYLER DURDEN 6226             2   1  0    11       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-DOMINOE 5453                  2   3  1    10       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 HERNE 6203                    2   4  0    10       SEER KING (402)
-WATCH THIS 6241               1   0  0    10       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-JERSEY GIRL 6225              2   1  1     9       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-LARRY 6220                    2   0  0     9       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
-DREIHDENBEAST 6112            1   6  0     9       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 LEATHER BOY 6230              2   2  0     8       ABC'S (480)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232             2   2  0     8       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-EYE I. AYE 6259               1   0  0     8       THE UNHOLY (550)
-PADRON 6000                   1   0  0     8       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   3  1     7       SKASMONAUTS (495)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKULL MASTER 5452             1   4  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-JIM 6222                      1   1  0     7       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
-CAO BLACK 6001                0   1  0     7       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238           1   3  0     6       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-SAM 6224                      1   1  0     6       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 BURN DA WITCH 5975            0   2  0     6       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-MISS GIVINGS 6160             0   5  0     5       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
-MELEE 5778                    0   1  0     5       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
-STEVE 6221                    1   1  0     4       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 LEATHER DADDY 6229            0   4  0     4       ABC'S (480)
-ATOMIC TURTLE 6260            0   1  0     1       THE UNHOLY (550)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 ICE 6275                      0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRAND MARNIER 4525     9  5 0 BARHOPPERS 420        PERNAK 4333           486         
BLIND LEMON 6070      17 11 0 THE BLUES 539         STEEL MONKEY 5196     484         
WHITE HEAT 6140        3  2 0 COLORIFIC 511         DOG FASHION 5240      485         
RAYEK 6192             1  1 0 ELFQUEST 515          MONTEZUMA WHIFFL 6195 482 NOT REVE
PAT TRAVERS 6108       3  4 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 LINERGES 4334         483         
PO BLADESLINGER 6245   0  3 0 IMMORTALS 85          WURM KIN 495          486 NONE    
FIRE 6253              0  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   SPYMASTER 490         486 NONE    
EBONIQUE 6150          4  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   VIRTUE NUTS 5904      484 REVENGED
ALEXANDER 6212         0  1 0 KHANS OF CONQUEST 548 JERSEY GIRL 6225      482 NOT REVE
RUIZ 6219              1  1 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     MISS HAP 6163         483         
T.S. QUINT 5020       13 15 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        SALENA WARSMITH 5524  484         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kennelworth -- Pal, that wasn't a dagger I just felt was it?  I'm beginning to feel a
little dizzy.  :)  Ahh, you're a tricky little devil, aren't you?  Good to see some
humor around this doom and gloom place.  See ya round pal.  :) -- Barnabas

Dog-Tired -- My behind you're tired, you dirty dog you.  Sure sneak up behind me and
bite me.  You and those innocent droopy eyes, good cover. -- Bodel

Skywise -- Sounds like asthma. -- L.B.

Punch -- Thanks for being polite. -- Ivy

Street -- What's up out there, man? -- Barnabas

Virtue Nuts -- Turn one down, three to go.... -- Dik-Dik

Superficial Hitman -- You sure don't make much of a hitman.  All you did was put me
to sleep. -- Takeeyla (I'll see you after the tourney, bub.)

Steve -- What kind of gladiator name is Steve?  Geesh, you deserve to lose with a
name like that. -- Steel

Dog Fashion and ABC's -- You are on our radar.  White Heat, our buddy slasher, will
now be fighting in that great arena in the sky.  Soon you may follow. -- Purple
People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager
P.S.  But thanks for the 21 WT rollup.  I understand they are rare in this destitute
city.

Y'all please welcome Blue Blazes, the newest Colorific.  You'll see the babe after
the tournament. -- Black Out Yellow Streak, Blue Velvet, Blue Blazes -- all Proud
Colorifics

Congratulations to Steel Monkey, Aruak City Duelmaster.  Our Champion drinks free at
The Bulldog Inn.  See you there. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

And a big congratulations to Connor Macleod of Scarlet Knights, a new Lord Protector.
-- Kennelworth

Bodel -- You looked a little tired out there.  You should get some pep pills. -- Dog
Tired

Lowell Darno -- Fine challenge.  Thank you.  (chuckle) -- Beef Bullion

Mr. Gump -- You whooped my hiney!  I feel tenderized and marinated.  That was no box
of chocolates. -- Tenderloin

Virtue Puffs -- I may have won, but you learned it all.  I wonder who really won? --
Bark (with an occasional bite)

Jim -- Wow, I feel lucky about that one!  Turn about is fair play. -- Calfskin

Good luck to all defenders in the upcoming tournament.  Think Atlanta for the summer.
Do Aruak City, The Heart And Soul of Andoria, proud. -- Kennelworth

Dik-Dik -- That's not what an old girlfriend of yours told me.  She said you were
burdened with a very, very small one. -- Onyx Owl

Superbeast -- Hmmm.  Perhaps now you see that the cheetah is the real superbeast.
You were but a meow in the passing night. -- Cherry Cheetah

Two Fingers -- That one felt good!  You need more fingers, I guess.  Khaki Kangaroo

Blimey -- 'Nother 2-0.  Me critters bea rumblin'.  Bloody Fine! -- Mino

Rabid Shrew -- This is like being crazy-sick, right?  Not a good way to approach
life, under most circumstances. -- Nila Sundancer

Steel Monkey -- An entertaining column. -- Leeta

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

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PO BLADESLINGER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FIRE was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CHINESE HABU narrowly defeated NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
B.B. KING devastated TATIANA SEASPRITE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
TONY MCALPINE was bested by CONNOR MACLEOD in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
DIK-DIK viciously subdued IRON MAGRU in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
DRAGULA was overpowered by BODEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
K. K. DOWNING was vanquished by BEEF BULLION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LORD BENNETT luckily beat SUPERBEAST in a popular 4 minute expert's Challenge duel.
SYRLANIA was overpowered by FRUITY VIRTUES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
KHAKI KANGAROO luckily beat MUSTY KOBOLD in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
SALVODELI'S DAD devastated SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SUPERFICIAL HITMAN luckily beat DAMASTES in a 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
WILDSIDE was beaten by GRANITE IRONBEARD in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
LAISH was handily defeated by HERMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IVY was savagely defeated by PERSIANA JONES in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge struggle.
FUZZBALL handily defeated SKATTERBRAIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BONNIE RAITT viciously subdued CONEY ISLAND in a 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
YOUR KIDZ was luckily beaten by VIRTUE FLAKES in a exciting 2 minute Challenge match.
TENDERLOIN beat CAPSTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
EMILIO ESTEUEZ devastated RAINSONG in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BILLY GIBBONS overpowered LEATHER DADDY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ETTA JAMES savagely defeated HERNE in a action packed 8 minute Challenge fray.
ALBINO RAINBOW was bested by GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
CHERRY CHEETAH defeated PRISM EYESBRITE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DOG-TIRED was savagely defeated by WALL OF GLASS in a slow 25 minute expert's fight.
T-BONE WALKER subdued LONNIE JOHNSON in a 6 minute gruesome veteran's melee.
MEMPHIS MINNIE overcame STRONGBOW in a 3 minute expert's bout.
NILA SUNDANCER was overpowered by BARK in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SKYWISE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
LOWELL DARNO won victory over NATIONAL BRAND in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fray.
GRAND MARNIER was luckily killed by  PERNAK in a slow 16 minute brutal fight.
OPUS X was beaten by BIG JOE TURNER in a 2 minute bout.
VIRTUE PUFFS handily defeated TOTALION in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VIRTUE CHARMS unbelievably bested GLADIATORZ in a 2 minute bloody fight.
GUMDROP demolished MISMOSH in a 3 minute brutal mismatched match.
SOEK was handily defeated by ENBALMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STONEFACE was outlasted by TITAN in a monotonous 18 minute conflict.
CLEARBROOK viciously subdued GREEN WITH ENVY in a popular 4 minute gruesome bout.
GANYMEDES overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
RUM RUNNER vanquished PUNCH GRAN CRU in a exciting 3 minute gruesome one-sided match.
WARDUKE was viciously subdued by EON MAGUS in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
BLACK OAK unbelievably bested GUN METAL in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory duel.
THUNDERSTORM was bested by MOONLIGHT in a 4 minute match.
SKAMAKAZE was unbelievably bested by STEEL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal melee.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT beat CALFSKIN in a 3 minute novice's fight.
PONY GIRL overpowered BURN DA WITCH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LEATHER BOY was beaten by JIHAD in a 3 minute novice's fray.
ALLY SHEEDY viciously subdued ICE in a exciting 7 minute bloody novice's duel.
FLYING NUN overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     23         TOTAL PARRY      143 -  98 -  6      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 15         STRIKING ATTACK   62 -  60 -  6      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK  100 -  97 -  4      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         AIMED BLOW        26 -  33 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  34 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  44 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  65 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    97 - 142 -  6      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  31 -  0      39  |

Turn 486 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:

TOTAL PARRY       17 -  6     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 10         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  9         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  B.B. KING 6072             16  15  3  110 THE BLUES (539)
LUNGING ATTACK   BODEL 4970                 10   9  0  108 MANIC MARVELS (456)
TOTAL PARRY      WALL OF GLASS 5534         18  14  0  100 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
BASHING ATTACK   DIK-DIK 5850               11   3  1   87 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       17  15  0   80 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        17  16  0   76 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DRAGULA 4942               16   8  0   75 THE LIVING DEAD (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  SALVODELI'S DAD 5867        5   2  1   63 BRAT PACK II (523)
AIMED BLOW       VIRTUE FLAKES 5234          9   7  0   34 MORAL FIBER (479)
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 GUN METAL 5451.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPERBEAST 4943, 
ALLY SHEEDY 6250, DIK-DIK 5850, SKAMAKAZE 5928, ETTA JAMES 6252, CLEARBROOK 5678, 
NATIONAL BRAND 5275, B.B. KING 6072, YOUR KIDZ 5868, and RUM RUNNER 4529.

The least popular fighter this week was WALL OF GLASS 5534.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOG-TIRED 4467, STONEFACE 5100, TITAN 5799, PERNAK 4333, GRAND 
MARNIER 4525, HERNE 6203, T-BONE WALKER 6068, ICE 6275, JIHAD 6276, and BURN DA WITCH 
5975.

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

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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 14 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                           ABE SIMPSON (9-4453) SPRINGFIELD 
                            PB-LEAD (23-4385) ROCK-ETTS IV 
                      RATTLESNAKE SHAKE (60-4242) METAL MELTDOWN 
                            CHIP (60-4413) RESCUE RANGERS 
                           SLAKE (82-12993) WORD OF THE DAY 
                          DIS-COMBOBULATE (63-2222) DIS-TEAM 
                        RETARD (68-7501) POLITICALLYINCORRECT 
                           DARKSIDE (22-2714) LOST SOULS 1 
                      ZHARRA TYL MEDAN (40-2586) SUPERIOR FORCES 
                         SMOOGIE (82-2247) STREET PIZZAD III 
                             ARATHEA (13-3318) THE ELITE 
                          PX (82-14364) SUPERIOR FORCES 1203 
                       MIKE, POWERFUL (82-7051) MIKE THE HUNTER 
                          DIS-FUNCTIONAL (63-2223) DIS-TEAM 

                                          -- Green Eyes