DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/01/2004    Duedate: 03/13/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCOURGE
THUNDR + LITENING (22)
(18-7847) [20-12-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DALLAS                         RIMTRUE
SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
(18-6860) [9-27-0,123]         (18-8382) [1-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PICKLE JUICE                   SCOURGE
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          THUNDR + LITENING (22)
(18-7741) [15-24-0,99]         (18-7847) [20-12-0,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       84
2. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       46      THE GUARDIANS II (479)
3. THE BIKE SHOP (293)         35      Unchartered Team
4. DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)   26
5. COLD CUTS (615)             26      COLD CUTS (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 TROUBLE HELIX (532)       37  18  1 67.3   1/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    10  5 2
 2/ 2 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    85  58  2 59.4   2/ 1 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  94  71  3 57.0   3/12 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  8  6 0
 4/ 4 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  32  27  0 54.2   4/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     8  7 2
 5/ 5 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   954 828 %121 53.5   5/13*COLD CUTS (615)           8  7 1
 6/11*COLD CUTS (615)            8   7  1 53.3   6/ 2 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)       7  5 1
 7/ 6 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    39  35  4 52.7   7/ 4 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       7  7 1
 8- 7 DARK FOREST INN (600)     29  27  3 51.8   8/ 7 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  7 0
 9/ 8 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)      673 641 55 51.2   9/ 3 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    7  8 0
10/ 9 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    558 533 32 51.1  10/10 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    6  9 0
11/10 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    784 772 50 50.4  11/18 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  5  3 0
12/12 WASTELAND (207)          511 515 38 49.8  12/11 RUN AND HYDE (537)        5 10 0
13-13 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     21  22  2 48.8  13- 9 DARK FOREST INN (600)     4  3 1
14/14 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      518 552 28 48.4  14/19 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    4  4 1
15/15 BEAST MASTERS (567)      266 291 15 47.8  15/ 8 BEAST MASTERS (567)       4  4 0
16-16 THE SHADOWS (574)         72  83  5 46.5  16-15 THE SHADOWS (574)         4  5 0
17/17 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         78  95 10 45.1  17-21 TROUBLE HELIX (532)       3  1 0
18/19 SHEPHERDS (252)          482 622 27 43.7  18/17 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         3  3 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 RUN AND HYDE (537)        63  83  7 43.2  19/14 WASTELAND (207)           3 10 0
20/20 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      173 237  6 42.2  20-22 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     2  2 1
21-21 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       125 182  8 40.7  21/23*THE BIKE SHOP (293)       2  2 0
22/22 ARROGANCE (347)          349 531 27 39.7  22/25 ARROGANCE (347)           2  5 1
23/23*THE BIKE SHOP (293)       15  23  1 39.5  23-16 UNDERCOVER SKA (590)      2  7 0
24-24 UNDERCOVER SKA (590)      17  30  0 36.2  24/ 0*CAROLINA BLUE (575)       1  1 0
25/ 0*CAROLINA BLUE (575)        1   2  0 33.3  25-20 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        1  9 0
26/ 0*SONS OF FEANOR (568)       0   1  0  0.0  26/ 0*SONS OF FEANOR (568)      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

              Battle Royal 3 -- http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br3
The Battle Royale is a head to head free for all contest open to any Talcama manager
willing to subject themselves to some of the fiercest competition Alastari has ever
seen!

Previous Winners:
BR1 - Doc Steele (Transel)          BR2 - Manray

Short Rules:
No avoiding other contest teams (And this will be checked each turn).
Only Fights against contest warriors count.
Score = Wins + Kills - Losses
First team to 25 wins!

Battle Royale Score
        Overall        Mgr   Team                     Manager
  Score  Record    IE  Code  Name                     Name
   16    19-3-0    0   [M]   Superior Forces 6N       Manager
   9     14-7-2    0   [F]   Get Outta My Way         Floyd
   8     27-20-1   0   [AN]  Shepherds                Assurnasirbanipal
   7     21-15-1   0   [DS]  Thundr + Litening        Doc Steele
   6     11-7-2    0   [NN]  Mad Scientists           Neon Necromancer
   4     22-19-1   0   [G]   The Guardians II         Guardian
   2     19-19-2   0   [A]   Untouchables             Angus
   2     15-13-0   0   [PT]  Doc Steele Fan Club      Pip the Troll
   2     14-13-1   0   [MQ]  The Bike Shop            Malaquar
   1     20-20-1   0   [DD]  Dark Forest Inn          Dameon Darkheart
   1      2-1-0    0   [CF]  Trouble Helix            Chazz Frothingslosh
   0      1-1-0    0   [RR]  Arduin Grimoire          Rascally Rabbit
   -2    22-25-1   0   [PP]  Sretsamleud              Phat Phat
   -3    18-22-1   0   [JK]  Run and Hyde             Jekyll
   -5    6-11-0    0   [RB]  Undercover Ska           Rude Buddha
   -6    14-20-0   0   [D]   Beast Masters            Druid
   -7    17-25-1   0   [GO]  The Shadows              Goat
  -10    14-25-1   0   [J]   Burn N' Pillage          Jolly

Fight Results for Turn 479
  Crankshaft [MQ] over Goat [PP]
  Grobraum [J] over Bambi [D]
  Scourge [DS] over Wonder Bra [G]
  Alton [J] kills Guardian [PT]
  Smunch [DS] over Revenge [G]
  Example [PP] over Anarchist [PT]
  Rimtrue [MQ] over Montpelier [M]
  Staple Gun [PT] over Boson [NN]
  Hoffa [PT] over Vassal [DS]
  Paul [AN] over Absolute Zero [NN]
  Dallas [M] over Talon [F]
  The Atomizer [NN] over Freak [JK]
  Mary [AN] over Wiggler [DS]
  His Proctologist [PT] over Bart [AN]

This Turn's Score:                    Record       Points
 J    Jolly                           2-0-1           3
 M    Malaquar                        2-0-0           2
 PT   Pip the Troll                   3-2-0           1
 AN   Assurnasirbanipal               2-1-0           1
 DS   Doc Steele                      2-2-0           0
 PP   Phat Phat                       1-1-0           0
 M    Manager                         1-1-0           0
 NN   Neon Necromancer                1-2-0          -1
 JK   Jekyll                          0-1-0          -1
 F    Floyd                           0-1-0          -1
 D    Druid                           0-1-0          -1
 G    Guardian                        0-2-0          -2

Top Warriors (Points)
 Iron Hands Lee [G]           6-0-1          7
 Cinderella [M]               6-0-0          6
 Lilith [GO]                  5-0-1          6
 Paul [AN]                    9-5-0          4
 Mary [AN]                    7-4-1          4
 Wiggler [DS]                 6-3-1          4
 Just Had A Big Gulp [F]      5-1-0          4
 The Atomizer [NN]            4-0-0          4
 Dallas [M]                   4-0-0          4
 Chasity Belt [G]             4-0-0          4
 Cadex CFM [MQ]               4-1-1          4

Bottom Warriors (Points)
 Shen Jing [MO]              0-4-0          -4
 Kutu [GO]                   0-4-0          -4
 D'Astra [DD]                0-4-0          -4
 Bagdhad Bob [IF]            0-4-0          -4
 Jock [G]                    3-8-0          -5

Warriors with most wins      #     Warriors with most losses      #
 Paul [AN]                   9      Jock [G]                      8
 Mary [AN]                   7      Scourge [DS]                  6
 Wiggler [DS]                6      Razor Hawk [D]                6
 Scourge [DS]                6      Peon Necromancer [PP]         6
 Moordar [DD]                6      Morrocco Mole [D]             6
 Iron Hands Lee [G]          6      Marduk [GO]                   6
 Cinderella [M]              6      Chasek [GO]                   6
 Bart [AN]                   6      Booter [J]                    6

Teams in BR (alphabetical)
 Animal Pharm, Arduin Grimoire, Beast Masters, Burn N' Pillage, Come On
 Dark Forest Inn, Doc Steele Fan Club, Dreih's Freaks, Feisty Poodles
 Get Outta My Way, Ghaelie Sidhe, Golden Legion, Mad Scientists, Of Wolf and Man 9
 Only in Las Vegas, Patronas Veritas II, Run and Hyde, Shepherds, Soulthieves
 Sretsamleud, Sungod*Battle Royal, Superior Forces 6N, The Bike Shop
 The Grateful Undead, The Guardians II, The Shadows, Thundr + Litening, Trouble Helix
 Undercover Ska, Untouchables

Teams in BR (numerical)
 22, 75, 218, 252, 287, 293, 451, 479, 493, 495, 498, 504, 532, 533, 537, 549, 566
 567, 572, 573, 574, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 593, 595, 596, 600

Alphabetical Warrior Listing
 Absolute Zero (7586) [NN], Alton (8297) [J], Anarchist (8391) [PT]
 Bambi (7926) [D], Bandroog (6982) [RR], Bart (7927) [AN]
 Beast of the East (3365) [MQ], Best Destiny (8383) [G], Booter (7742) [J]
 Borgard (8196) [DD], Boson (7754) [NN], Cadex CFM (3366) [MQ], Chasek (7791) [GO]
 Cinderella (7648) [M], Crankshaft (8149) [MQ], Dallas (6860) [M]
 Dark Mass (8322) [GO], D'Astra (8343) [DD], Destitute Noble (7817) [F]
 Example (8357) [PP], Fat Phat (8444) [GO], Freak (7300) [JK]
 Giraffodil (7218) [CF], Goat (8336) [PP], Goombah (8451) [JK]
 Greivance (8385) [JK], Grobraum (8045) [J], Guardian (8447) [PT]
 Hannah (7875) [AN], He (8183) [PP], Hilt (8195) [DD], His Proctologist (7951) [PT]
 Hoffa (6021) [PT], Jock (7939) [G], Just Had A Big Gulp (7863) [F]
 Kill Kitten (6843) [RR], Kyniska (8289) [A], Last Gasp (8405) [JK]
 Lil' Eva (8305) [GO], Lung Cookie (8455) [JK], Marduk (7835) [GO], Mary (8168) [AN]
 Montpelier (7962) [M], Moordar (8193) [DD], Morrocco Mole (7654) [D]
 Murado (8448) [DS], Muscle Bum (7919) [PP], Myllie (8342) [DD], Neon Necromancer
(8454) [G], Parallax (7730) [NN], Paramecipottamus (7219) [CF]
 Patty Phat (8445) [GO], Paul (7804) [AN], Pickle Juice (7741) [J]
 Point Man (7450) [M], Potatopillar (7216) [CF], Prebirth (8452) [J]
 Proto-Sapien (7783) [CF], Ramjet (8018) [NN], Razor Hawk (7656) [D]
 Revenge (8432) [G], Rimtrue (8382) [MQ], Scourge (7847) [DS]
 Ska Daddy Z (8331) [RB], Skabba The Hut (8299) [RB], Skagore (8425) [RB]
 Smunch (8337) [DS], Spaceman Spiff (8332) [RB], Splitfork (8381) [MQ]
 Staple Gun (6024) [PT], Talon (7782) [F], The Atomizer (7753) [NN]
 Thermite (6853) [RR], Vassal (7637) [DS], Vulnerable (8446) [M]
 Wandering Star (8310) [AN], Was That Exlax? (8377) [F], Wiggler (8088) [DS]
 Wonder Bra (6510) [G]

For All Head to Head Records, your team's record (or kills) against the other
managers is listed as a row, with each column in the row

Head to Head Records
*       A    AF    AN    CF     D    DD    DF    DS     F     G    GO    IF
* A     *    0-0   0-1   0-0   3-0   3-4   1-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   2-3   0-0
* AF   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1
* AN   1-0   0-0    *    0-0   2-1   1-0   0-0   3-2   1-0   2-2   2-0   0-0
* CF   0-0   0-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0
* D    0-3   0-0   1-2   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   2-4   0-2   1-3   1-1   0-0
* DD   4-3   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0    *    0-0   1-0   2-3   0-0   1-1   0-0
* DF   0-1   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-1   1-0   0-0   0-0
* DS   0-0   0-0   2-3   0-0   4-2   0-1   0-0    *    2-0   4-3   3-1   0-0
* F    1-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   2-0   3-2   1-0   0-2    *    0-0   2-0   0-0
* G    0-0   0-0   2-2   0-0   3-1   0-0   0-1   3-4   0-0    *    3-2   0-0
* GO   3-2   0-0   0-2   1-0   1-1   1-1   0-0   1-3   0-2   2-3    *    1-0
* IF   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1    *
* J    0-1   0-0   2-1   0-2   1-2   1-1   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   3-3   0-0
* JK   1-2   1-0   0-2   0-0   0-0   6-3   0-2   0-3   0-0   1-1   2-3   0-0
* M    1-0   0-0   3-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   1-0   1-1   1-0   2-1   2-0   0-0
* MF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* MO   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   2-0   1-0   1-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0
* MQ   0-2   0-0   0-2   0-0   0-1   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   3-1
* NN   0-0   0-0   2-2   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   5-1   0-0   0-0
* PP   4-4   0-0   1-0   0-0   1-3   2-3   0-1   1-0   1-2   0-7   1-0   0-0
* PT   0-0   0-0   5-4   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   2-0   0-0   1-0   2-0   0-0
* RB   0-0   0-0   1-1   0-0   0-2   0-2   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* RR   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-1
* SG   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   2-1   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SJ   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SL   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SP   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SX   2-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-1   1-1   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-1
* TT   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1
* TW   0-0   0-0   0-3   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   1-0

*       J    JK     M    MF    MO    MQ    NN    PP    PT    RB    RR    SF
* A    1-0   2-1   0-1   0-0   0-0   2-0   0-0   4-4   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* AF   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* AN   1-2   2-0   0-3   0-0   0-1   2-0   2-2   0-1   4-5   1-1   0-0   0-0
* CF   2-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* D    2-1   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-2   1-0   1-0   3-1   0-0   2-0   0-0   0-0
* DD   1-1   3-6   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-1   0-0   3-2   1-0   2-0   0-1   1-0
* DF   0-0   2-0   0-1   0-0   1-1   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* DS   0-0   3-0   1-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-2   0-0   0-0   0-0
* F    1-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   2-1   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0
* G    0-0   1-1   1-2   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-5   7-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0
* GO   3-3   3-2   0-2   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-2   0-0   0-0   0-0
* IF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-3   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-1
* J     *    0-3   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-1   2-6   1-1   1-0   0-0   0-0
* JK   3-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-1   0-1   0-1   0-0   0-1   2-1   0-0   0-0
* M    1-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   4-0   1-0   0-0   0-0
* MF   0-0   0-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* MO   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0    *    1-1   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* MQ   0-0   1-0   1-0   0-0   1-1    *    1-0   2-0   0-0   0-2   0-0   0-0
* NN   1-1   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1    *    1-0   0-1   1-0   0-0   0-0
* PP   6-2   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-2   0-1    *    2-0   1-0   0-0   0-0
* PT   1-1   1-0   0-4   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-2    *    0-0   0-0   0-0
* RB   0-1   1-2   0-1   0-0   0-0   2-0   0-1   0-1   0-0    *    0-0   0-0
* RR   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0    *    0-0
* SF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0    *
* SG   0-0   1-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-2   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SJ   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SL   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SP   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SX   1-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   2-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-2   0-0   0-0
* TT   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   1-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* TW   0-1   0-1   0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-2   0-0   0-0   0-0

*      SG    SJ    SL    SP    SX    TT    TW
* A    0-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-2   0-1   0-0
* AF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* AN   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   3-0
* CF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* D    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* DD   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-0
* DF   1-2   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   0-1
* DS   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0   1-1   0-0   0-0
* F    1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* G    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0
* GO   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0
* IF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   1-0   0-1
* J    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-1   0-1   1-0
* JK   1-1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0
* M    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0
* MF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* MO   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1   0-1   0-0
* MQ   2-1   1-0   0-0   1-0   0-2   0-1   0-0
* NN   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* PP   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   1-0   0-0
* PT   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   2-1
* RB   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   2-0   0-0   0-0
* RR   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SF   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SG    *    0-0   0-1   0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0
* SJ   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SL   1-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0
* SP   0-0   0-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-2   0-0
* SX   1-0   0-0   0-0   0-0    *    0-0   0-0
* TT   0-0   0-0   0-0   2-0   0-0    *    1-0
* TW   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0   0-1    *

Head to Head Kills
*      A AF AN CF  D DD DF DS  F  G GO IF  J JK  M MF MO MQ NN PP PT RB RR
* A    x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0
* AF   0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* AN   0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* CF   0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* D    0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* DD   0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* DF   0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* DS   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* F    1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* G    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* GO   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* IF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0
* J    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0
* JK   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* M    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* MF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* MO   0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0
* MQ   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0
* NN   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0
* PP   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0
* PT   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0
* RB   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0
* RR   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x
* SF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SG   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SJ   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SL   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SP   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SX   1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* TT   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* TW   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

*     SF SG SJ SL SP SX TT TW
* A    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* AF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* AN   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1
* CF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* D    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* DD   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* DF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* DS   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0
* F    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* G    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* GO   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* IF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* J    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* JK   0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0
* M    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* MF   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* MO   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* MQ   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* NN   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* PP   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* PT   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* RB   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* RR   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SF   x  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SG   0  x  0  0  0  0  0  0
* SJ   0  0  x  0  0  0  0  0
* SL   0  0  0  x  0  0  0  0
* SP   0  0  0  0  x  0  0  0
* SX   0  0  0  0  0  x  0  0
* TT   0  0  0  0  0  0  x  0
* TW   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  x

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

Valamantis:

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

Mordant:

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

Iaye:

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I hope my friend Olaf Modeen took grand care of everyone last turn.
Unfortunately, I couldn't report, but if anyone really wanted to be highlighted, they
are welcome to repeat their spectacular performances at a future date!
     This turn, it is SUAVE's CENTER FOR OLDS team that captures the spotlight.
Going 5-0-1 and gaining 84 recognition is something every manager would like their
team to do every turn.  Unfortunately for SRETSAMLEUD, that kill was at their expense
as they lose the veteran MUSCLE BUM in a random matchup against HO HUM HO.  On the
other side, maybe WASTELAND consulted a seer and knew advance what the CENTER FOR
OLDS would do since they sent their avoids in force.  If that isn't enough, the
CENTER FOR OLDS also hold 4 of the top styled warriors and jumped into the current
top team slot.
     The other two deaths were both young Initiates, barely tried on the sands before
today.  GHOST PIPEFISH fell to NULN and GUARDIAN was killed by ALTON.
     For the throne, everyone must have been afraid of the title the commission gave
to the WONDER BRA last turn.  WONDER BRA, now a Lord Protector, randomly matched up
with SCOURGE.  The fight met with the fans approval as SCOURGE overcame WONDER BRA in
a 7 minute fight.  For the skill he showed, SCOURGE also gains the title of Lord
Protector and will depart after next turn.  So the throne will once again be open
unless someone manages to beat SCOURGE.
     Five warriors qualify as Talcama's current hottest.  FRENCH GRUNT and SWEATCAKE
are both 8-2 in the last ten turns.  PAUL, JUST HAD A BIG GULP, and POOPIEHEAD are
all 7-3.  PAUL will leave Talcama on top, as he was also granted Lord Protector
status.
     For the quick facts, 11 warriors moved up a class, 3 moved down.  Up challengers
went 5-2 and down challengers went 4-3.  THE ATOMIZER was the most challenged warrior
and easily staved off FREAK's challenge in less than a minute.
     The scum look very vulnerable right now, going only 5-10 this turn and lose
their top 4 to ADM graduations this turn and next.  They are barely holding on to
second place in the ten turn rankings.
     That's it for this turn as I try and piece together the Battle Royal report for
the turn. -- Sherik

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 7847                 20  12  0   118       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALLAS 6860                   9  27  0   123       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-CADEX CFM 3366                5   1  1   122       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 HOFFA 6021                   13   7  0   121       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 FRENCH GRUNT 7981            12  10  0   117       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 HO HUM HO 7884               17  14  2   115       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-PARAMECIPOTTAMUS 7219         7   4  0   102       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
 MORROCCO MOLE 7654           24  19  0   101       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 PAUL 7804                    20  12  0   101       SHEPHERDS (252)
 PICKLE JUICE 7741            15  24  0    99       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 HANNAH 7875                  17  16  0    96       SHEPHERDS (252)
-CINDERELLA 7648              12   2  0    96       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 SWEATCAKE 8217                8   5  1    93       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 VASSAL 7637                  20  11  2    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOUT GOUT 7948               13  12  0    90       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE ATOMIZER 7753            10   2  0    90       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-GIRAFFODIL 7218              10   6  0    90       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
-CHASEK 7791                  16  14  2    84       THE SHADOWS (574)
 HIS PROCTOLOGIST 7951         8   4  0    84       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008          12   9  1    81       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 PURPLE FIREFISH 7982         11  11  1    81       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 P'TIT GARS 7816              16  21  0    80       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 TALON 7782                   13   8  0    80       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREAK 7300                   15  10  2    79       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-MARDUK 7835                  15  12  0    78       THE SHADOWS (574)
 BART 7927                    13  14  2    75       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BRICKTOP 7955                13   7  0    74       WASTELAND (207)
-POTATOPILLAR 7216            11   4  0    73       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
 ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586           10   6  0    71       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-BORGARD 8196                  7   4  0    71       DARK FOREST INN (600)
-PARALLAX 7730                 8   3  3    69       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAPLE GUN 6024               9   7  0    65       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 JUST HAD A BIG GULP 7863     13   5  1    60       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-KILL KITTEN 6843              9   2  1    59       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 ASSUR 7821                   10  26  2    58       ARROGANCE (347)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY 8168                     9   5  1    54       SHEPHERDS (252)
 POOPIEHEAD 8295               7   4  0    54       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ADELAIDE 8151                 7   8  0    52       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 GROBRAUM 8045                 7   8  0    49       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-POINT MAN 7450                9   5  0    48       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 JOCK 7939                     9  10  0    47       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-HILT 8195                     5   6  0    47       DARK FOREST INN (600)
-MOORDAR 8193                  8   4  1    46       DARK FOREST INN (600)
-KYNISKA 8289                  6   4  0    43       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 WIGGLER 8088                  6   3  1    42       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016              9  11  0    38       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373           5   1  1    38       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-HE 8183                       6   4  0    36       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 BAMBI 7926                    8  11  0    35       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 BOSON 7754                    5   6  0    35       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 SMUNCH 8337                   4   1  0    35       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THERMITE 6853                 4   2  1    33       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-MYLLIE 8342                   4   2  0    33       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 RIMTRUE 8382                  1   1  0    33       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
-SKA DADDY Z 8331              3   1  0    32       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
-BANDROOG 6982                 1   4  0    32       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817          6   4  1    31       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-PROTO-SAPIEN 7783             2   0  0    31       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
 BEST DESTINY 8383             3   2  0    29       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          2   0  1    29       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 QUINTAL 8341                  4   3  0    28       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ALTON 8297                    3   6  1    28       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 CRANKSHAFT 8149               5   2  0    27       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 MONTPELIER 7962               5   2  0    27       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        3   5  0    24       THE BIKE SHOP (293)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREBIRTH 8452                 1   1  1    23       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-SKABBA THE HUT 8299           4   2  0    22       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
-D'ASTRA 8343                  1   4  1    21       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 GOKU 8449                     1   1  0    21       WASTELAND (207)
-RAMJET 8018                   3   1  1    20       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-LIL' EVA 8305                 4   3  0    17       THE SHADOWS (574)
 DIAMOND DAN 8416              2   1  0    17       COLD CUTS (615)
 NULN 8461                     1   0  1    17       ARROGANCE (347)
 MICHAEL JORDAN 7797           1   0  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 MAZOOM MILLIE 8456            1   0  0    17       COLD CUTS (615)
 BABEL TETE DE BETON 8422      3   0  0    16       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-PATTY PHAT 8445               1   0  0    16       THE SHADOWS (574)
-WANDERING STAR 8310           0   8  0    14       SHEPHERDS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGLOR 7719                   0   1  0    13       SONS OF FEANOR (568)
 EXAMPLE 8357                  3   1  0    12       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 LAST GASP 8405                3   1  0    10       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 GOAT 8336                     2   4  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 REVENGE 8432                  2   1  0     9       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 ECHO 8414                     2   1  1     8       COLD CUTS (615)
 ANARCHIST 8391                0   3  0     7       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 SAM PERKINS 7799              0   1  0     7       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 OSO OZONE 8412                1   2  0     6       COLD CUTS (615)
 SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410      1   3  0     6       WASTELAND (207)
-SPACEMAN SPIFF 8332           1   3  0     6       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
-FAT PHAT 8444                 1   0  0     6       THE SHADOWS (574)
 LUNG COOKIE 8455              1   0  0     5       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BOOKIE 8458                   1   0  0     5       ARROGANCE (347)
-SKAGORE 8425                  0   2  0     2       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
 FOX FACE 8464                 0   1  0     1       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 NEON NECROMANCER 8454         0   1  0     1       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)
 DOC STEELE 8459               0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GHOST PIPEFISH 8442    1  1 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     NULN 8461             479         
HUMBUG 8276            4  4 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     MOORDAR 8193          476         
SCARLET WRASSE 8396    1  3 1 BIG MEAN FISH 171     PREBIRTH 8452         478 JUST REV
SPLITFORK 8381         0  2 0 THE BIKE SHOP 293     BANDIT PRINCESS 429   479 NONE    
BOOTER 7742           23 16 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 479 NONE    
REIHE 8044             8  5 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   PURPLE FIREFISH 7982  477 JUST REV
BUCK-TOOTH BILLY 8457  0  1 0 COLD CUTS 615         ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 479 NONE    
HEZA HEATHEN 8413      1  1 0 COLD CUTS 615         D'ASTRA 8343          478         
GUARDIAN 8447          1  1 0 DOC STEELE FAN CL 451 ALTON 8297            479         
KEEPER OF SOULS 8015   6  8 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  PARALLAX 7730         476 REVENGED
SOUL REAVER 8433       0  2 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  RAMJET 8018           478         
GROUMF 8376            0  1 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     SCARLET WRASSE 8396   475 REVENGED
GOOMBAH 8451           0  2 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      DARK CHAMPION 428     479 NONE    
GREIVANCE 8385         1  4 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 479 NONE    
GOATEE 8453            0  1 0 SRETSAMLEUD 572       BANDIT PRINCESS 429   479 NONE    
MUSCLE BUM 7919       13 14 0 SRETSAMLEUD 572       HO HUM HO 7884        479         
VULNERABLE 8446        0  2 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 BANDIT PRINCESS 429   479 NONE    
MURADO 8448            0  2 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 479 NONE    
VERTIGO 8393           1  2 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377  477         
KNUCKLES 8408          1  2 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373   478         
ME2 8463               0  1 0 WASTELAND 207         BLACK ORC 424         479 NONE    
DOA 8462               0  1 0 WASTELAND 207         HIGH ELF 423          479 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Guardian -- Tell your warriors to stop impaling themselves on my swords.  I don't
have time for all these wakes.  (On the other hand, they'll make prime stock for my
next batch of golem replacements.) -- Neon Necromancer

Doc Steele -- Guardian gets even testier when you kill two of his guys. -- Neon One

Assurletemkillmeall -- Go ahead, give Manager nice, easy targets.  With a record like
that, Wandering Star will be fighting contest warriors more often than not.  Come to
think of it, they might just be mine. -- Neon One

Guardian --  I'll give you a shot at Ramjet after Wonder Bra is gone.  (I only like
DM-to-Initiate bloodfeuds when I'm the DM, not the Initiate.)  However,  you might
want to put some armor on Jock just to be sure he's not a third Neon casualty. --
Neon Necromancer

Is that a Forthingslosher wandering back into our fair arena?  Perhaps he feels some
obligation to claim the title Manray is obviously incapable of defending. -- Neon
Necro

Guardian -- I know your standards are high, but just because a warrior doesn't TC
doesn't mean he's a pud.  Any TP that wins in one minute is not a pud, whatever your
publicity department would have us believe.  (Oh, tell him to have fun at the Isle!)
I actually have to give you props for how good Wonder Bra is.  Not only does he lift
and separate, he's got that underwire for extra support.  Appropriate for dealing
with his boob of a manager. -- Neon Necromancer (But, seriously, even though I had my
perfect anti-TP strategy in place for Parallax, Wonder Bra torched him after just one
swing.  Kudos!)

BR Note:  It's disappointing when your four-point turn doesn't show up in the
newsletter, so here's how it played out for me.
     The Atomizer vanquished Mary in a TV challenge.
     Skabba the Hut lost to Boson on Skabba's challenge.
     Soul Reaver was slain by Ramjet on Guardian's challenge.
     Contest Turn Record:  3-0-1, +4 points.
Just wanted to see it in writing.  ('Course, now that I wrote this, I'll probably go
0-4 this turn.) -- Neon Necromancer and Mad Scientists

Rascally Rabbit -- Yeah, I hate when I get those cruddy 9-2 warriors....  Good luck
in the Battle Royale!  (Well, except against me, of course.) -- Neon Necromancer

Neon -- You do indeed win the bet.  You always seem to bring out the best in
Guardian.  Maybe we should stop picking on the poor guy; now that he has lost his
sandbaggers, I don't see him as much of a threat. -- Doc Steele

Assur -- You have done very well considering you have an 0-8 warrior.  As for the
radar, you are always locked in, my friend.  Besides, now that I embarrassed myself
losing to Paul on my challenge _again_, I must try to redeem myself. -- Doc Steele

Brad Buff and Rascally Rabbit -- Welcome to Talcama and good luck. -- Doc Steele

Staple Gun -- I don't usually make a comment about a silver lining in a loss, but
those 5 skills were huge!  That match up and the learns will go a long way in
Smunch's Initiate tourney run.  I'll lose like that anytime, even in the BR. -- Doc
Steele

Neon -- Not bad, but the real goal was to get you to keep track of the score and not
have to waste my much more valuable time doing it--and it looks like that worked out
just fine. -- Guardian

All -- Now that the last one is gone, I thought I'd fill you in.  Chastity Belt,
Wonder Bra and Iron Hands Lee all had basically 0 tourney fights.  All 3 were puds
and you all should be ashamed for losing to them repeatedly.  Iron Hands graduated
with 57 skills, Chastity Belt with 35 skills and Wonder Bra with 35 skills yet all
three of these puds put fear in your hearts and owned you. -- Guardian

Neon -- Typical of you to run and hide.  So will you now sit two warriors out every
turn? -- Guardian
P.S.  Wonder Bra does graduate this turn.  Surely you won;t need to hide after that
awesome 35 skill pud is gone.

Assur... -- In da name a tha Cold Cuts, well met. -- Applejack

Neon -- You're still the same chicken sh... you always were.  Btw, want me to go
count up all the losses I gave the Mad Scientists at the face?  It was a bunch. --
Guardian

Neon -- So, you gonna avoid me on this bloodfeud too or can you stand up like a man
for once and not hide behind some moronic line like "I'm using all the tools at my disposal to win."? -- Guardian

Rascally Rabbit -- Welcome back.  You're in the BR!  Glad to have you be a part. --
Assur

Manager -- Looks like I have to go Neon's way!  I don't mind running Wandering Star
for losses, but if you're going to go a TV him every turn, it just isn't going to
happen.  You don't need free wins and even if it means I have to pull my team off
maintenance and miss fights in my home arena, I'll do it!  May you miss your TV (with
Wandering Star inactive) and get punked by some young Aimed Blow this turn! -- Assur

Neon -- The Head 2 Head results are still kept and published on my web site which is
published at the top of every report.  I will have Sherik run it in the report this
turn.  It is just very lengthy.  Obviously, not everyone has web access, but those
stats aren't essential.  Fun, but not essential. -- Assur

Pip, you ugly Troll -- If you'd told me we had those two fights and split them, I
would have guessed they'd gone the other way. -- Assur

Scourge -- It's been a great epic struggle between us.  I suppose technically it
isn't over yet, but Assur says I'm on the verge of graduation and that my last fight
will be an attempt to win in the Dark Arena. -- Paul

Doc Steele -- I was really curious whether Paul or Scourge had the better of their
head to head matches, so I went back and looked through their 121 minutes of
fighting.  Here are the results:
        T449 -- Scourge in 26            T455 -- Paul in 25
        T460 -- Paul in 17               T465 -- Paul in 15
        T470 -- Scourge in 15            T471 -- Scourge in 9
        T478 -- Paul in 14
Paul will get the call to ADM with 2 more PP's.  I assume Scourge is similarly close.
I've enjoyed it, my friend, and in my mind, it was enough fun that it didn't matter
which warrior 'won'. -- Assur

BR Fight Results for Turn 478
  Ramjet [NN] kills Soul Reaver [G]
  Wiggler [DS] over Jock [G]
  Montpelier [M] over Wandering Star [AN]
  Hoffa [PT] over Hannah [AN]
  Paul [AN] over Scourge [DS]
  Freak [JK] over Chasek [GO]
  Bart [AN] over His Proctologist [PT]
  Myllie [DD] over Anarchist [PT]
  The Atomizer [NN] over Mary [AN]
  Boson [NN] over Skabba The Hut [RB]
  Guardian [PT] over Goombah [JK]
  Last Gasp [JK] over Lil' Eva [GO]
  Wonder Bra [G] over Razor Hawk [D]
  Paramecipottamus [CF] over Booter [J]
  Kill Kitten [RR] over Moordar [DD]
  Staple Gun [PT] over Smunch [DS]
  Just Had A Big Gulp [F] over Bandroog [RR]
  Proto-Sapien [CF] over Grobraum [J]
  Alton [J] over Spaceman Spiff [RB]

Ptit Gars -- You are such a good teacher. -- Marduk

Last Gasp -- Enjoy it while you can.  I surely will.  I just don't understand the
concept of your style of fighting.  Are you confused or unsure of your skill? -- Lil'
Eva

Goku -- You were amazing.  Did you count them skills learned?  Totally surprised me.
Thank you. -- Fat Phat

Freak -- In our last fight I hit you twice and won!  This time I hit you three times
and lost.  I guess you deserve all the credit.  Congrats. -- Chasek

Doc Steele -- Is not the required deftness for using the halberd a 9?  I have a
warrior with a 9 deftness, but gets "seems to lack" when this warrior uses it.  So...
do you think the required deftness has been raised by RSI?  Or could this reflect a
luck factor roll at the creation of the warrior? -- Goat

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOOTER was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOOMBAH was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPLITFORK was murdered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GREIVANCE was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MURADO was slain by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
VULNERABLE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ME2 was executed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DOA was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUCK-TOOTH BILLY was easily killed by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute melee.
GOATEE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
PICKLE JUICE defeated PURPLE FIREFISH in a popular 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
FRENCH GRUNT overpowered PREBIRTH in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
HIS PROCTOLOGIST beat BART in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
WIGGLER was subdued by MARY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
FREAK was overcome by THE ATOMIZER in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
DALLAS devastated TALON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge bout.
PAUL outwaited ABSOLUTE ZERO in a crowd boring 17 minute master's Challenge bout.
VASSAL was handily defeated by HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
STAPLE GUN devastated BOSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
POOPIEHEAD demolished LE PAIN DLG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LAST GASP was savagely defeated by GOKU in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
RIMTRUE overpowered MONTPELIER in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
EXAMPLE overcame ANARCHIST in a crowd pleasing 5 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
REVENGE was overpowered by SMUNCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BEST DESTINY overpowered ECHO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GUARDIAN was assassinated by ALTON in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
WONDER BRA was outlasted by SCOURGE in a action packed 7 minute veteran's Title melee.
HO HUM HO easily killed MUSCLE BUM in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HANNAH savagely defeated MIDNIGHT ANGEL in a tiresome 8 minute expert's competition.
MORROCCO MOLE was defeated by SWEATCAKE in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
P'TIT GARS overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BRICKTOP was savagely defeated by GOUT GOUT in a 5 minute gory veteran's bout.
JUST HAD A BIG GULP overcame ADELAIDE in a 3 minute bloody match.
JOCK won victory over QUINTAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
BAMBI was demolished by GROBRAUM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LIPPS MCFRENZY overpowered BEAST OF THE EAST in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
CRANKSHAFT viciously subdued GOAT in a action packed 3 minute gory match.
DIAMOND DAN overpowered 'SLOSHERS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BABEL TETE DE BETON outwaited DOC STEELE in a dull 10 minute amateur's match.
SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW was overpowered by MAZOOM MILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GHOST PIPEFISH was slaughtered by NULN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
OSO OZONE subdued NEON NECROMANCER in a 1 minute beginner's conflict.
MAGLOR was handily defeated by MICHAEL JORDAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SAM PERKINS was luckily beaten by LUNG COOKIE in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
BOOKIE subdued FOX FACE in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         TOTAL PARRY       85 -  80 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  49 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        30 -  29 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  26 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  45 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  38 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  98 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  71 -  5      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  20 -  0      31  |

Turn 479 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:

LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  8     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        5 - 10         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  8         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SCOURGE 7847               20  12  0  118 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOFFA 6021                 13   7  0  121 DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRENCH GRUNT 7981          12  10  0  117 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
BASHING ATTACK   HO HUM HO 7884             17  14  2  115 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWEATCAKE 8217              8   5  1   93 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
WALL OF STEEL    GOUT GOUT 7948             13  12  0   90 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
SLASHING ATTACK  POOPIEHEAD 8295             7   4  0   54 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       WIGGLER 8088                6   3  1   42 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PICKLE JUICE 7741.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCOURGE 7847.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIMTRUE 8382, 
CRANKSHAFT 8149, DALLAS 6860, ANARCHIST 8391, HOFFA 6021, SWEATCAKE 8217, JUST HAD A 
BIG GULP 7863, PICKLE JUICE 7741, GOUT GOUT 7948, and LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373.

The least popular fighter this week was PAUL 7804.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOC STEELE 8459, BABEL TETE DE BETON 8422, ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586, BRICKTOP 
7955, HANNAH 7875, MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008, EXAMPLE 8357, MAGLOR 7719, GHOST PIPEFISH 
8442, and SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410.

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

SCOURGE (18-7847) THUNDR + LITENING (22)
PAUL (18-7804) SHEPHERDS (252)

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

WONDER BRA (18-6510) THE GUARDIANS II (479)
BOOTER (18-7742) BURN N' PILLAGE (218)