DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2004    Duedate: 04/29/2004

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

B.B. KING
THE BLUES (539)
(11-6072) [17-15-3,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEL MONKEY                   GLADIATORZ
VELVET GREEN (475)             INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
(11-5196) [15-7-2,151]         (11-5771) [2-4-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY MCALPINE                  SPIRAL
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       VELVET GREEN (475)
(11-4948) [16-20-1,85]         (11-5440) [10-5-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VELVET GREEN (475)          33
2. CLUB HAMMER (491)           31      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ABC'S (480)                 30      Unchartered Team
4. HEART O' THE GODS (482)     28
5. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      27      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  77  3 65.3   1/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)           10  4 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        879 526 32 62.6   2/ 2 THE BLUES (539)          10  5 0
 3- 3 REBIRTH (311)             33  22  3 60.0   3/ 7 BRAT PACK II (523)        9  6 1
 4- 4 MANIC MARVELS (456)       54  37  2 59.3   4/ 4 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    8  4 0
 5/ 6 SHADOWS (380)             58  46  1 55.8   5/ 5 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     8  7 0
 6/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           715 572 23 55.6   6/ 8 ELFQUEST (515)            7  5 0
 7/ 9 MYTHICAL (485)           195 157  6 55.4   7/ 1 MORAL FIBER (479)         7  7 0
 8/ 8 THE BLUES (539)          221 179 10 55.3   8/18 MYTHICAL (485)            6  3 0
 9/11 WAR-C-KERS (345)         121  99  5 55.0   9/16 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     6  6 0
10-10 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         22  18  1 55.0  10/21 ABC'S (480)               6  8 1
11/ 5 MORAL FIBER (479)         46  38  5 54.8  11/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  6  8 1
12/13 NEVERWAKE (508)           29  24  4 54.7  12/ 6 ANIMAL FARM (510)         5  0 0
13/15 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   608 581 17 51.1  13/ 9 SEER KING (402)           5  8 1
14/16 VELVET GREEN (475)        72  69  7 51.1  14/15 CLUB HAMMER (491)         5  8 1
15/17 ELFQUEST (515)           167 162  8 50.8  15-20 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        4  0 0
16/14 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)     8   8  0 50.0  16-13 MANIC MARVELS (456)       4  2 0
17-19 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        32  33  2 49.2  17/19 VELVET GREEN (475)        4  3 0
18/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  79  83  4 48.8  18/14*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)   4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21 IMMORTALS (85)           771 815 60 48.6  19/11 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  4 10 0
20-22 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     51  54  3 48.6  20-12 BARHOPPERS (420)          3  1 0
21/27 CLUB HAMMER (491)         37  41  3 47.4  21/26 SHADOWS (380)             3  1 0
22/23 ABC'S (480)               35  39  2 47.3  22-22 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     3  3 0
23/18*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)    7   8  0 46.7  23-17 IMMORTALS (85)            3  7 0
24-25*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  13  15  5 46.4  24-25 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      2  0 0
25/28 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    231 269 11 46.2  25/35 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       2  1 0
26/26 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 141 165  6 46.1  26/27 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)    2  1 0
27/31 BRAT PACK II (523)        22  26  3 45.8  27-24 REBIRTH (311)             2  3 0
28/30 SEER KING (402)           49  61  5 44.5  28/23 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       2  7 0
29/32 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     32  40  3 44.4  29/29*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  2  7 0
30-34 BARHOPPERS (420)          19  25  0 43.2  30/32 NEVERWAKE (508)           1  0 0
31-35 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      24  34  1 41.4  31/34 WAR-C-KERS (345)          1  2 0
32/36 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      179 314  3 36.3  32/37*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)   1  3 0
33-37 THE UNHOLY (550)          13  23  1 36.1  33-30 SKASMONAUTS (495)         1  5 0
34/38 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       18  34  2 34.6  34/ 0*HEART O' THE GODS (482)   0  5 0
35-39 SKASMONAUTS (495)         12  27  1 30.8  35/39 COLORIFIC (511)           0  3 0
36/41*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)    2   6  0 25.0  36-33 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         0  1 0
37/40*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)   2   7  0 22.2  37-40*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  0  1 0
38/ 0*HEART O' THE GODS (482)    0   5  0  0.0  38-41 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 #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     Conversation in the Bulldog Inn stopped as the ground shifted slightly
underfoot, then resumed.  A little faster, a little more shrill.  There had been a
lot of earth tremors lately, and in one way, people were getting used to them.
Nobody rushed outside in alarm.  Nobody talked about moving to some other area.
There was a betting pool on when the next tremor would occur.
     But in another way, they weren't getting used to them at all.  Earthquakes in
Aruak City were WRONG.  In Seam, okay, if they were mild and didn't happen very often
(although lately they had been frequent and devastating).  You expected strange earth
movements in Seam, because of the hot springs.  Hot springs meant things like that
might happen.  But not HERE.
     "It's because of Krael rising," explained Thermodynamics, a gladiator from Point
passing through the city.  "The balances are disturbed.  You see, Krael came from the
bottom of the Trier, which is very cold.  Therefore, some place else has to become
very hot to balance it."  He paused and frowned.  "Or maybe some other place has to
sink, a down to balance the new up, so to speak."
     Adeolar, listening to him, sighed with exasperation.  "It isn't that," she
muttered.  "Oh, maybe the bit about some other area sinking to balance the rising of
Krael--I've got people watching for that, all along the coast.  But the 'hot and
cold' business--"
     "Let him talk," Kennelworth said, gauging the mood of the crowd.  "It's an
explanation people can accept, and they'll feel less alarmed by it.  We don't want a
riot, and there's nothing they can do about things right now, so...?"  He looked back
at the flame-haired manager.  "There isn't anything, is there?"
     Adie grimaced.  "I don't know.  I don't think stopping Khaldren in Zorpunt will
be enough to stop what's happening, now.  The spell he started has taken on a life of
its own.  I'm trying to discover a counterspell--that won't make things worse in some
other way!  But until then, just...treat the symptoms.  Fight the monsters, help the
people displaced," she shrugged, "the obvious things.  And keep arena deaths down,
because the blood feeds the spell."  She began to twist a lock of hair around her
finger, tugging on it thoughtfully.  "I've been thinking about a counterspell.  The
original magic came from Krael, however it got to the present.  Maybe the
counterspell can be found there."
     "Searching Krael for the spell that would sink it again will be dangerous," the
old innkeeper and manager warned.  "The reports say that there are people there who
are ready to defend it."
     "That's what gladiators are for, isn't it?" Adie asked.  "Protecting Alastari.
Stopping this spell that is bringing the past to life falls under that heading."

Iaye:

     Great Dane looked over the improvised barricade that divided the island of Iaye
from the risen city of Krael and whistled.  "You said they were regular people," he
commented, scanning the muddy approach.  "Those are, I guess they're zombies."
     Goff shrugged.  "I guess the regular people I saw when the city first rose were
wizards, at least some of them.  And there must have been plenty of dead around for
them to turn into zombies.  Damn.  How do you kill something that's already dead?"
     Great Dane glanced back at the people straggling toward the barricade from
Iaye's side.  "That isn't going to be our first problem.  The first one is, how do we
get our defenders to stand fast against them?  Those are fishermen, farmers,
shopkeepers.  You think they're going to fight zombies?"
     "Gladiators, too," Goff protested.
     "Not enough, if the wizard in charge of those zombies knows anything about
battle."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 486): B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 486): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 479): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 475): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 475): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 476): WOOLLY LOCO of POISONOUS PUGILISTS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): FREAN of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): 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 486): MORAL FIBER (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 486): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 479): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 475): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 475): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 476): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 471): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 431): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 190): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): LOCK-OUT (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 325): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 372): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, 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  14 TOBIR (turn 486): BLACK HEART SEEKER of CEASE TO EXIST (Sceptre, mgr.)
                          10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 474): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 475): LANCE of POWER AND FATE (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 471): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         HELL'S WHISPER of PERFECT HARMONY (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 437): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          JOPHAN of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 423): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 335): WINKER X of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
              (turn 334): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                 (turn 143): PIYA of THAI INQUISITION (LHI, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings all,

Well, it is a great honour to be sitting upon the throne of this fine arena.  I see
that our self proclaimed "fearless butcher" has decided to not show up this cycle.
Steel Monkey, we at the Blues stable are seeking revenge for your brutal slaying of
Blind Lemon.  We shall not rest until we have had our revenge even it takes longer
than the four cycles the commission allows.  Since we do not condone giving such
uncouth barbarians as Steel Monkey a shot at the throne I will not be able to exact
the revenge personally.

I will be challenging Wall of Glass this cycle since I have a new glass cutter to try
out.  My avoid goes to Velvet Green to make sure he doesn't get back on the throne.

I invite you all to the Bulldog Inn where my stablemates and I will be jamming all
night in celebration of our perfect week and my ascension to the throne.  I leave you
with:

B.b. boogie darlin'
The b.b. boogie baby
Do the b.b. boogie, if it takes you all night long

Well I looked at the clock
The clock said four
My baby jumped up
She said, "b., let's go"

Do the b.b. boogie baby
B.b. boogie darlin'
Do the b.b. boogie, if it takes you all night long

Grabbed my bay turned her round and round
She said, "b.'s the boogiest man in town"

B.b. boogie darlin'
The b.b. boogie baby
Do the b.b. boogie, if it takes you all night long

I grabbed my baby and I held her tight
Me and my baby do the boogie all night

B.b. boogie darlin'
The b.b. boogie baby
Do the b.b. boogie, if it takes you all night long

I grabbed my baby and I held her tight
She said, "love me baby and squeeze me tight"

The b.b. boogie
B.b. boogie darlin'
B.b. boogie, if it takes you all night long 

Your Duelmaster
B.B. King

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARUAK CITY games.  Former top team MORAL FIBER was 
unseated this week as BULLDOGS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare 
with ABC'S' team record!  A 2-3-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 10th place ranking.  
There were bitter words at THE HEADCUTTERS II's guildhouse after a 1-3-0 showing this 
week which dropped the stable into 19th.  Dark Arena anyone?  My praise to ELFQUEST 
for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  SYRLANIA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as she skillfully bested NATIONAL BRAND and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, MOONLIGHT put down BONNIE RAITT, causing her to 
lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  This time out BARK made his bid for 
the throne as he challenged B.B. KING in an all out contest of skill for possession 
of the title!  Although BARK made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious B.B. KING.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top 
team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARUAK CITY.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  MANIC MARVELS is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of BULLDOGS are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging 
board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my 
ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after WALL OF GLASS.  
Watch your back!  Give SPIRAL credit for its courage.  Did you note how it challenged 
WALL OF GLASS despite the 29 point difference in their rankings?  I must admit to 
some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this contest, SPIRAL, defeated WALL OF 
GLASS to claim victory and recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that HERMES posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized PERNAK.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand HERMES was bested by 
PERNAK.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention 
with disdain the name of KHAKI KANGAROO who this week posted a challenge to a warrior 
a full 15 points below in the rankings.  I thought KHAKI KANGAROO showed great skill 
and promise when she subdued VIRTUE CHARMS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My condolences to THE BLUES for their 
loss of a very promising warrior, ETTA JAMES.  ETTA JAMES went to doom before the 
arms of WARDUKE, a warrior of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week VIRTUE NUTS, at 3-10-2, 
departed ARUAK CITY forever.  My sources at ABC'S stable claim they've never seen the 
guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of PONY GIRL.  Beware SOEK!  
Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B.B. KING 6072               17  15  3   121       THE BLUES (539)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL MONKEY 5196            15   7  2   151       VELVET GREEN (475)
-THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     18  22  0   108       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BEEF BULLION 4501            14   8  3   108       BULLDOGS (157)
-BODEL 4970                   10   9  0   108       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-CHERRY CHEETAH 5549          15   5  0   107       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-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)
 SPIRAL 5440                  10   5  0    96       VELVET GREEN (475)
 MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          19   7  0    95       THE BLUES (539)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         18  15  0    93       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          18  16  0    92       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 SKYWISE 5687                 14  17  0    91       ELFQUEST (515)
-LORD BENNETT 4974            14   2  0    91       MANIC MARVELS (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG-TIRED 4467               15   7  0    89       BULLDOGS (157)
 STRONGBOW 5686               11  17  0    89       ELFQUEST (515)
 T-BONE WALKER 6068           18   9  0    87       THE BLUES (539)
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           18  15  0    87       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BLACK OUT 5623               20   8  0    86       COLORIFIC (511)
-SUPERBEAST 4943              11  13  1    86       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           16  20  1    85       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-JUGULAR 5537                 10   1  0    85       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BARK 4177                    20  15  0    84       BULLDOGS (157)
-DARKMANE 4097                 9   6  0    84       SHADOWS (380)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              15   8  0    82       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531         15  18  1    80       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 DIK-DIK 5850                 11   4  1    80       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235          11   6  1    80       MORAL FIBER (479)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          14  29  0    77       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-DRAGULA 4942                 16   8  0    75       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       18  18  0    72       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 CHINESE HABU 4986             8   6  0    71       ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         12   7  1    70       VELVET GREEN (475)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          9   9  1    69       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            17  14  0    68       IMMORTALS (85)
 PERNAK 4333                  13  10  1    68       SEER KING (402)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            7  11  1    68       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSIANA JONES 5427           8   5  0    66       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 DOG FASHION 5240              7   5  2    66       ABC'S (480)
 SYRLANIA 6107                 7   3  0    66       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-STRATEGERY 5093               8   9  0    64       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233            11   6  1    62       MORAL FIBER (479)
-RUM RUNNER 4529              10   3  0    60       BARHOPPERS (420)
-DOUBLE - TAP 5535             8   3  1    60       NEVERWAKE (508)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547          10   4  1    59       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANYMEDES 5800                9   6  0    59       MYTHICAL (485)
-ENBALMER 4939                11  11  1    57       THE LIVING DEAD (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          9   7  1    56       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             9   7  0    56       ABC'S (480)
 SALVODELI'S DAD 5867          5   3  1    56       BRAT PACK II (523)
-BIG LOU 4971                 11   5  2    55       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 TITAN 5799                   12   3  0    53       MYTHICAL (485)
-IVY 4972                     10  12  0    53       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        7   8  1    52       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             6   3  0    52       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-ANGEL EYES 3781               6   5  1    51       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-GUMDROP 5104                  9   5  1    49       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               8  11  0    48       ELFQUEST (515)
 OPUS X 5276                   7   9  1    48       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 HERMES 5318                   6   4  0    48       MYTHICAL (485)
 WILDSIDE 5829                 3   9  0    47       BRAT PACK II (523)
 SOEK 5646                     8  10  1    46       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 LINERGES 4334                 9  12  1    45       SEER KING (402)
-SPUNGE 3060                   7   4  1    45       REBIRTH (311)
 NATIONAL BRAND 5275           5  11  0    45       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 TENDERLOIN 6141               5   4  0    44       BULLDOGS (157)
-SLIP STREAM 3800              5   4  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 DAMASTES 4331                10  12  1    43       SEER KING (402)
-RABID SHREW 3058              7   4  2    43       REBIRTH (311)
-FORREST GUMP 3061             6   5  0    43       REBIRTH (311)
 MOONLIGHT 6174                4   3  0    43       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905       9   7  0    42       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031           4   0  1    42       BRAT PACK II (523)
-STONEFACE 5100                9   6  0    41       IMMORTALS (85)
 LAISH 4352                    8  14  1    41       SEER KING (402)
 TWO FINGERS 5789              5   8  0    41       VELVET GREEN (475)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232           11   6  0    40       MORAL FIBER (479)
-ONYX OWL 5548                 8   9  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BIG JOE TURNER 6066           5   6  0    39       THE BLUES (539)
 WARDUKE 5930                  6   9  1    37       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            6   2  0    36       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            9   8  0    35       MORAL FIBER (479)
-PANTS OF THE LOTUS 5950       4   4  0    35       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 TOTALION 5648                 7  11  2    34       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-TAKEEYLA 6049                 6   4  0    34       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           5  11  1    33       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 BLACK OAK 5979                4   0  0    33       SHADOWS (380)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             8   8  0    32       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          5   7  0    32       COLORIFIC (511)
-FUZZBALL 5101                 7   6  0    31       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-MISMOSH 5144                  7   9  0    30       IMMORTALS (85)
-BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           4   4  0    30       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 EON MAGUS 5980                3   1  0    29       SHADOWS (380)
-FUNK-SHUI 5161                4   4  1    28       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-PURPLE PANTHER 6057           3   3  0    27       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 RAINSONG 6128                 6   4  0    25       ELFQUEST (515)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             5   5  0    25       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-ATHENA 5320                   3   3  0    25       MYTHICAL (485)
 HALO 6189                     4   0  1    24       NEVERWAKE (508)
 GLADIATORZ 5771               2   4  0    24       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195     5   1  1    23       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 YOUR KIDZ 5868                3   5  1    23       BRAT PACK II (523)

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)
-GUN METAL 5451                2   5  1    22       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       2   8  0    21       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 STEEL 6254                    3   0  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-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)
 ALLY SHEEDY 6250              3   0  0    18       BRAT PACK II (523)
 SAM 6224                      2   1  0    18       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
-ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         2   4  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-INFIDELICIOUS 6052            2   2  0    17       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-PALE STRIDER 5454             4   1  0    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238           2   3  0    14       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-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)
 LARRY 6220                    3   0  0    13       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 ICE 6275                      1   1  0    13       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-CALFSKIN 6240                 2   2  0    12       BULLDOGS (157)
-WEATHERCOCK 6109              2   1  0    12       VELVET GREEN (475)
-SLAG 6157                     1   0  0    12       NEVERWAKE (508)
-BILLY GIBBONS 6251            1   1  0    12       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 HERNE 6203                    2   5  0    11       SEER KING (402)
-DOMINOE 5453                  2   3  1    10       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 LEATHER BOY 6230              2   3  0     9       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)
-SKULL MASTER 5452             1   4  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 JIHAD 6276                    1   1  0     7       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-CAO BLACK 6001                0   1  0     7       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-BURN DA WITCH 5975            0   2  0     6       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 FLYING NUN 6277               1   1  0     5       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 WALL OF ILLUSION 5267         0   1  0     5       HEART O' THE GODS (482)
-MELEE 5778                    0   1  0     5       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
 LEATHER DADDY 6229            0   5  0     5       ABC'S (480)
-ATOMIC TURTLE 6260            0   1  0     1       THE UNHOLY (550)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 BRICK 6281                    0   1  0     1       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PONY GIRL 6204         4  2 0 ABC'S 480             SOEK 5646             487         
GRAND MARNIER 4525     9  5 0 BARHOPPERS 420        PERNAK 4333           486         
ETTA JAMES 6252        2  1 0 THE BLUES 539         WARDUKE 5930          487         
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         
PAT TRAVERS 6108       3  4 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 LINERGES 4334         483 NOT REVE
RELISH 5271            0  1 0 HEART O' THE GODS 482 SPYMASTER 490         487 NONE    
GIRLY MAN 5269         0  1 0 HEART O' THE GODS 482 SHEWISH GIANT 489     487 NONE    
PETIT MOTH 5270        0  1 0 HEART O' THE GODS 482 MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    487 NONE    
KIDNEY 5268            0  1 0 HEART O' THE GODS 482 DARK CHAMPION 492     487 NONE    
EBONIQUE 6150          4  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   VIRTUE NUTS 5904      484 REVENGED
STEVE 6221             1  2 0 KHANS OF CALAMITY 549 HIGH ELF 487          487 NONE    
JIM 6222               1  2 0 KHANS OF CALAMITY 549 BANDIT PRINCE 493     487 NONE    
RUIZ 6219              1  1 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     MISS HAP 6163         483 NONE    
VIRTUE NUTS 5904       3 10 2 MORAL FIBER 479       EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031   487         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nixie Seasprite -- Seeing as we both learned so well, I think I'll call on you again.
I must admit I was confused by the fact that you out learned me.  I was hoping I'd
get the lion's share of skills since I do have less FE than just what is showing in
your arena record.  Perhaps I'll get more this next time. -- Chinese Habu

P.P. Eater -- I'm shakin' in my punk stompin' boots.  You're welcome for the 21
Witter, I'll be hunting it when it hits the sands. -- Nunzio Frothingslosh

Kellumbo -- You're going to a lot of trouble for a kill that happened on your
challenge.  You might get lucky and take my guy out, that would be unfortunate.
Unfortunate, as you only have two avoid slots and I have three teams that are doing
nothing but looking for fresh meat to kill. -- Nunzio Frothingslosh

Rabid Shrew -- Do you break every weapon you carry? -- Paradox23

Wall of Glass -- Let's see if we can kill a few more trees. -- Jello

Hi All -- Feels good to be back from the dead....  Let's hope it lasts. -- Mr.
Doomsday

Bark -- Shouldn't you be clinging to a tree? -- Nila Sundancer
P.S.  Either that, or...no, you people don't eat dogs here, do you?  Ah, well, to
each their own.

Headcutters -- Surprise!  Surprise!  Were you sending K.K. Downing for an easy
Bulldog win vs. Beef Bullion?  A surprise for us both, wouldn't you say? --
Kennelworth

B.B. King -- Great Bluesmaster.  Great Duelmaster to boot!  The Aruak City Duelmaster
drinks free at The Bulldog Inn.  We will be looking for you, Champ. -- Kennelworth,
Proprietor

Kobold of musty attackers -- Remember this...the Roo Lurks!  A kangaroo a day can
bring the doctor your way. -- Khaki Kangaroo -- Animal Farm

Prism Eyesbrite -- Whoa!  A win and all those skills?  I would have considered myself
a 1-2 underdog.  (Well, under-cat.)  Now, I'm rich!  Wow. -- Cherry Cheetah

Capster -- Perhaps your loins are now more tender than mine? (chuckle) -- Tenderloin

Wall of Glass -- You did it best, pal.  You are The Wall. -- Dog-Tired

Nila Sundancer -- Between us we can certainly rack up the fight count, can't we?  I
suspect, I was merely the lucky one. -- Bark

Montezuma -- You were clearly my better.  Salute. -- Calfskin

Barnabas -- Dagger?  I wish you only the best, pal. -- Kennelworth

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

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STEVE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JIM was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
RELISH was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
GIRLY MAN was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
PETIT MOTH was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
KIDNEY was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
BLACK OUT lost to DOG FASHION in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
T-BONE WALKER was savagely defeated by STEEL MONKEY in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
CHINESE HABU was vanquished by NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BARK was vanquished by B.B. KING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
SPIRAL viciously subdued WALL OF GLASS in a popular 7 minute brutal Challenge fight.
K. K. DOWNING was handily defeated by STRONGBOW in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LONNIE JOHNSON subdued DIK-DIK in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody Challenge match.
TONY MCALPINE was devastated by BEEF BULLION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
MEMPHIS MINNIE bested SKYWISE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute master's Challenge bout.
KHAKI KANGAROO viciously subdued VIRTUE CHARMS in a 25 minute Challenge bout.
SYRLANIA handily defeated NATIONAL BRAND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
TWO FINGERS slimly lost to TITAN in a tiring 10 minute Challenge brawl.
HERMES was luckily beaten by PERNAK in a 3 minute brutal Challenge match.
BIG JOE TURNER was overpowered by SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge match.
TENDERLOIN handily defeated VIRTUE FLAKES in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ETTA JAMES was executed by WARDUKE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ALBINO RAINBOW savagely defeated HERNE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fray.
ICE unbelievably bested FLYING NUN in a exciting 4 minute novice's Challenge contest.
STEEL outlasted JIHAD in a slow 24 minute novice's Challenge duel.
DOG-TIRED unbelievably bested PRISM EYESBRITE in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
NILA SUNDANCER beat VIRTUE PUFFS in a popular 3 minute uneven duel.
IRON MAGRU viciously subdued TATIANA SEASPRITE in a dull 13 minute master's bout.
FRUITY VIRTUES overpowered SALVODELI'S DAD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LAISH overcame PUNCH GRAN CRU in a 2 minute fight.
MUSTY KOBOLD beat DAMASTES in a popular 1 minute match.
OPUS X overpowered TOTALION in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
LINERGES was subdued by GANYMEDES in a 2 minute contest.
CLEARBROOK viciously subdued EON MAGUS in a 2 minute bloody fight.
CONEY ISLAND savagely defeated SUPERFICIAL HITMAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
BONNIE RAITT was outwaited by MOONLIGHT in a monotonous 10 minute fight.
WILDSIDE demolished GLADIATORZ in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
VIRTUE NUTS was dispatched by EMILIO ESTEUEZ in a 3 minute bout.
GRANITE IRONBEARD viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute match.
BLACK OAK subdued YOUR KIDZ in a action packed 3 minute duel.
SOEK butchered PONY GIRL in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
THUNDERSTORM handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GLADIUS STARSTRYKE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven competition.
RAINSONG handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT defeated LEATHER DADDY in a 2 minute battle.
HALO savagely defeated BRICK in a popular 10 minute gruesome novice's duel.
LARRY defeated WALL OF ILLUSION in a exciting 3 minute beginner's competition.
SAM subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's conflict.
LEATHER BOY was savagely defeated by ALLY SHEEDY in a 3 minute gory novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     22         TOTAL PARRY      143 -  92 -  6      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  55 -  6      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         SLASHING ATTACK   98 -  92 -  5      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        25 -  27 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  38 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  32 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    92 - 135 -  6      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  27 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  68 -  2      38  |

Turn 487 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      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 13         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       14 -  8                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  7     
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  B.B. KING 6072             17  15  3  121 THE BLUES (539)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEL MONKEY 5196          15   7  2  151 VELVET GREEN (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEEF BULLION 4501          14   8  3  108 BULLDOGS (157)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067        19   7  0   95 THE BLUES (539)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       18  15  0   93 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        18  16  0   92 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
BASHING ATTACK   DIK-DIK 5850               11   4  1   80 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
AIMED BLOW       VIRTUE FLAKES 5234          9   8  0   35 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 SPIRAL 5440.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONEY ISLAND 5236, 
STEEL MONKEY 5196, DIK-DIK 5850, PRISM EYESBRITE 5531, FLYING NUN 6277, HALO 6189, 
NILA SUNDANCER 4872, GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929, YOUR KIDZ 5868, and SKYWISE 5687.

The least popular fighter this week was VIRTUE CHARMS 5232.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KHAKI KANGAROO 5547, JIHAD 6276, STEEL 6254, IRON MAGRU 5397, 
TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951, TITAN 5799, BRICK 6281, MOONLIGHT 6174, BONNIE RAITT 5790, 
and LEATHER BOY 6230.