DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/29/2004    Duedate: 04/10/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DALLAS
SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
(18-6860) [10-27-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DALLAS                         RIMTRUE
SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
(18-6860) [10-27-0,129]        (18-8382) [2-1-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PICKLE JUICE                   THE ATOMIZER
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
(18-7741) [16-24-0,111]        (18-7753) [10-3-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)      40
2. WASTELAND (207)             35      THE GUARDIANS II (479)
3. RUN AND HYDE (537)          31      Unchartered Team
4. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       31
5. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      31      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/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    10  5 2
 2/ 2 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    87  61  2 58.8   2/ 4 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     9  6 2
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  98  71  3 58.0   3/ 7 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       8  7 2
 4- 4 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  32  27  0 54.2   4/ 8 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  6 0
 5/ 7 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    42  36  4 53.8   5/ 2 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       7  8 0
 6/ 5 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   956 829 %121 53.6   6/11 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  6  3 0
 7- 8 DARK FOREST INN (600)     29  27  3 51.8   7- 3 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  6  4 0
 8/10 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    561 535 32 51.2   8/ 9 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    6  7 0
 9/ 9 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)      673 646 55 51.0   9/ 5*COLD CUTS (615)           6  9 0
10/11 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    786 775 50 50.4  10/10 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    6  9 0
11/ 6*COLD CUTS (615)           10  10  1 50.0  11/14 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    5  3 0
12/12 WASTELAND (207)          513 517 38 49.8  12/19 WASTELAND (207)           5  9 0
13-13 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     21  22  2 48.8  13/12 RUN AND HYDE (537)        5 10 0
14/14 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      522 553 30 48.6  14/21*THE BIKE SHOP (293)       4  4 0
15/15 BEAST MASTERS (567)      267 293 15 47.7  15/ 6 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)       4  8 1
16-16 THE SHADOWS (574)         72  83  5 46.5  16-17 TROUBLE HELIX (532)       3  1 0
17-17 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         78  95 10 45.1  17-16 THE SHADOWS (574)         3  2 0
18/18 SHEPHERDS (252)          484 624 27 43.7  18/15 BEAST MASTERS (567)       3  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 RUN AND HYDE (537)        65  86  7 43.0  19-13 DARK FOREST INN (600)     2  1 1
20/20 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      175 240  6 42.2  20-20 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     2  2 1
21-21 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       125 182  8 40.7  21/22 ARROGANCE (347)           2  9 1
22/23*THE BIKE SHOP (293)       17  25  1 40.5  22-24*CAROLINA BLUE (575)       1  1 0
23/22 ARROGANCE (347)          349 536 27 39.4  23-18 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         1  3 0
24-24 UNDERCOVER SKA (590)      17  30  0 36.2  24-25 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        0  5 0
25-25*CAROLINA BLUE (575)        1   2  0 33.3  25-23 UNDERCOVER SKA (590)      0  4 0
26-26*SONS OF FEANOR (568)       0   1  0  0.0  26-26*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
   19    22-3-0    0   [M]   Superior Forces 6N       Manager
   12    17-7-2    0   [F]   Get Outta My Way         Floyd
   8     28-21-1   0   [AN]  Shepherds                Assurnasirbanipal
   7     22-16-1   0   [DS]  Thundr + Litening        Doc Steele
   2     19-19-2   0   [A]   Untouchables             Angus
   2     15-13-0   0   [PT]  Doc Steele Fan Club      Pip the Troll
   2     15-14-1   0   [MQ]  The Bike Shop            Malaquar
   1     22-22-1   0   [G]   The Guardians II         Guardian
   1     20-20-1   0   [DD]  Dark Forest Inn          Dameon Darkheart
   1     11-12-2   0   [NN]  Mad Scientists           Neon Necromancer
   1      2-1-0    0   [CF]  Trouble Helix            Chazz Frothingslosh
   0      1-1-0    0   [RR]  Arduin Grimoire          Rascally Rabbit
   -1    20-22-1   0   [JK]  Run and Hyde             Jekyll
   -2    22-25-1   0   [PP]  Sretsamleud              Phat Phat
   -5    6-11-0    0   [RB]  Undercover Ska           Rude Buddha
   -7    17-25-1   0   [GO]  The Shadows              Goat
   -7    14-21-0   0   [D]   Beast Masters            Druid
   -9    15-25-1   0   [J]   Burn N' Pillage          Jolly

Fight Results for Turn 480
  Another Scum [M] over Mudstained Mourn [MQ]
  Lung Cookie [JK] over Murado [DS]
  Was That Exlax? [F] over Best Destiny [G]
  Beast of the East [MQ] over Ramjet [NN]
  Destitute Noble [F] over Jock [G]
  Cinderella [M] over Morrocco Mole [D]
  Grobraum [J] over Boson [NN]
  Freak [JK] over Parallax [NN]
  Bart [AN] over Absolute Zero [NN]
  Montpelier [M] over Neon Necromancer [G]
  Wiggler [DS] over Mary [AN]
  Talon [F] over The Atomizer [NN]

This Turn's Score:                    Record       Points
 M    Manager                         3-0-0           3
 F    Floyd                           3-0-0           3
 JK   Jekyll                          2-0-0           2
 J    Jolly                           1-0-0           1
 M    Malaquar                        1-1-0           0
 DS   Doc Steele                      1-1-0           0
 AN   Assurnasirbanipal               1-1-0           0
 D    Druid                           0-1-0          -1
 G    Guardian                        0-3-0          -3
 NN   Neon Necromancer                0-5-0          -5

Top Warriors (Points)
 Cinderella [M]               7-0-0          7
 Iron Hands Lee [G]           6-0-1          7
 Lilith [GO]                  5-0-1          6
 Wiggler [DS]                 7-3-1          5
 Paul [AN]                    9-5-0          4
 Montpelier [M]               6-2-0          4
 Just Had A Big Gulp [F]      5-1-0          4
 Dallas [M]                   4-0-0          4
 Chasity Belt [G]             4-0-0          4
 Destitute Noble [F]          4-1-1          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]                    3-9-0          -6

Warriors with most wins      #      Warriors with most losses      #
 Paul [AN]                   9       Jock [G]                      9
 Wiggler [DS]                7       Morrocco Mole [D]             7
 Mary [AN]                   7       Scourge [DS]                  6
 Cinderella [M]              7       Razor Hawk [D]                6
 Bart [AN]                   7       Peon Necromancer [PP]         6
 Talon [F]                   6       Marduk [GO]                   6
 Scourge [DS]                6       Chasek [GO]                   6
 Moordar [DD]                6       Booter [J]                    6
 Montpelier [M]              6
 Iron Hands Lee [G]          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]
 Another Scum (8472) [M], Bandroog (6982) [RR], Bart (7927) [AN]
 Beast of the East (3365) [MQ], Best Destiny (8383) [G], Borgard (8196) [DD]
 Boson (7754) [NN], Cadex CFM (3366) [MQ], Chasek (7791) [GO], Cinderella (7648) [M]
 Crankshaft (8149) [MQ], Dallas (6860) [M], D'Astra (8343) [DD]
 Destitute Noble (7817) [F], Example (8357) [PP], Fat Phat (8444) [GO]
 Freak (7300) [JK], Giraffodil (7218) [CF], Goat (8336) [PP], Great White (8473) [D]
 Grobraum (8045) [J], 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]
 Lactaid (8467) [J], 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]
 Mudstained Mourn (8469) [MQ], Murado (8465) [DS], Murado8448 (8448) [DS]
 Myllie (8342) [DD], Neon Necromancer (8454) [G], Parallax (7730) [NN]
 Paramecipottamus (7219) [CF], Patty Phat (8445) [GO], Pickle Juice (7741) [J]
 Point Man (7450) [M], Potatopillar (7216) [CF], Prebirth (8452) [J]
 Proto-Sapien (7783) [CF], Ramjet (8018) [NN], Revenge (8432) [G]
 Rimtrue (8382) [MQ], 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]
 Virtue (8466) [G], Wandering Star (8310) [AN], Was That Exlax? (8377) [F]
 Wiggler (8088) [DS]

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rodeki:

     There were just the four of them, or five if you counted Adabemis & Balmador as
two separate people, which Sue E. Syde didn't.  Not much of an army to arrest a
governor.  And just because "Princess Tirisha wants it done."  What did the woman
expect them to DO?  It was beginning to look like Adabemis & Balmador wasn't the only
crazy person around.  She glanced at her companions and wondered if there was any
point in commenting on this.  Not to the Dwarf with his two personalities, although
if one or the other didn't happen to like Tirisha....  No, not to him, or them.  And
she had a good idea that Captain Shirivien already knew it and didn't care, at least,
not enough to run counter to Tirisha's commands.  And her teammate Rob A. Ree...she
shook her head.  Better just to keep quiet for now.
     The streets of Rodeki were quiet, too.  Very few people were out, and they were
keeping close to the sides of buildings and fading down alleys at first sight of the
group from Xochithlan.  Expecting trouble, Sue guessed.
     The governor's palace in Rodeki was not as impressive as Sue had expected.
Large, yes, but so...ordinary.  It looked more like an office building than it did a
palace.  It was built against the side of the mountain that closed in Rodeki on the
north, maybe even built back into the mountain, and it went up three stories with a
sort of tower climbing higher back along the slope.  There were no majestic pillars,
no statues in niches (no niches), and only one balcony.  And it was grubby.  The
stone might have been light-colored originally, but years of the smelter smoke that
sometimes filled the valley had turned it blotched dark brown and sooty black.
Tirisha wasn't going to like this place at all; Sue E. Syde couldn't imagine her
living in it.
     But that wasn't today's problem.  Today's problem was taking it away from
Governor Milvares.  Who wasn't likely to be taken by surprise....
     One side of the big double door opened as the gladiators and Sirivien started up
the steps.  She didn't recognize the man who came out--a Kannar, late middle age,
looked like a man used to wielding authority.  It might be the governor himself.
When they were close enough to hear him without shouting, he said, "Why have you come
here?"
     The gladiators instinctively looked toward Captain Shirivien.  "On the order of
our lady, Princess Tirisha of Xochithlan," he said.  "She has commanded us to arrest
Governor Milvares."
     "On what grounds?"  The man's voice was still calm, but there was steel in it.
     Shirivien hesitated.  "The Princess has not offered us explanation.  It is not
our place to question, only to obey."
     A voice from overhead said, "We could drop things on them from here, even though
we don't have proper stuff like boiling lead."
     Sue glanced up.  There was a short woman in a Dwarven helmet on the balcony.
     A tall man in arena-issue mail came up behind her.  "Not yet, Gate Witch."  He
added something that the people on the steps couldn't hear, but the Dwarven woman
grinned and punched him on the arm.
     The man in the doorway reclaimed their attention, saying, "Your princess would
be better served if the people around her asked for explanations and offered advice.
She would be wise to return to Xochithlan."
     "Are you threatening Princess Tirisha?" Adabemis or Balmador demanded.
     "No, I'm offering her sound advice.  It would be a good move for her to leave
Rodeki.  She has no place here."
     "It sounds like a threat to ME."  That was definitely Balmador, the more hostile
of the two personalities.
     "If you think in terms of threats," the man said, "all things sound like
threats."
     Balmador opened his mouth to make a retort, but She and Shirivien moved in on
him from either side, and Sue put a hand over his mouth.
     "Your advice may be good," she said, "but we have our orders."
     The man made a sort of half bow and stepped back, pulling the door closed behind
him.
     From the balcony, Gate Witch said, "NOW can we drop things on them, John?"
     "I thought you were looking forward to fighting them in the halls," the man
replied.  "If you drop things on them now, they'll never make it into the halls.
Which might not be a bad thing, when one comes to think about it...."
     "Spoilsport!"  Both gladiators on the balcony withdrew, and pulled that door
shut behind them also.
     Rob A. Ree, whose many flaws did not include major stupidity, looked at the
closed door of the palace, and at the windows on either side, which were fifteen feet
above the ground in front of them and barred, and said, "Anybody got a pocket
battering ram?"
     "I thought we were supposed to be able to just walk in," Adabemis added.  "Now
what?"

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 492): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 377): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 493): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 492): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 496): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 493): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 488): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 479): SCOURGE of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 478): KITTY CHOWDER of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 452): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 443): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 430): GATE WITCH of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 378): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 179): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 167): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 328): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 144): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 371): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 492): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 377): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 497): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 493): THE DREIHDENS 2 (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 492): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 496): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 493): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 488): MEGAWARRIORS (Matrix, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 479): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 478): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 452): KAMIKAZI (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 443): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 430): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 378): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 179): none
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 167): COLOUR GUARDS (Captain Crayola, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 328): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 144): none
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 371): LEGENDS OF STEELE (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 492): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 488): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 479): SCOURGE of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            PAUL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 478): WONDER BRA of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            BOOTER of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 477): SONJA BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Turn 480 could be marked not so much by its fights but its lack of fights.  Only
16 managers sent in warriors to fight.  Two of those 16 saw their stables win 4
fights each.  SUPERIOR FORCES 6N continues their recent dominance by going 4-0.  BIG
MEAN FISH was the other stable, going 4-1-2 for the turn.  10 Managers listed in the
rankings were inactive.
     Both of BIG MEAN FISH's kills came at the expense of ARROGANCE, losing half
their new recruits that entered last turn.  The only other deaths came in the Dark
Arena.  BAMBI of BEAST MASTERS just didn't have what it takes and her manager finally
sent her to her final fight and she didn't overcome the Avenging Zilthorn.  Lord
Protector Paul attempted to hold off a Stone Golem in his final fight, but fell in 9
minutes.
     Lord Protector SCOURGE left for the Isle earlier this week, not sticking around
even though he had the throne.  DALLAS easily defeated PURPLE FIREFISH and had more
than enough recognition to become the new Duelmaster!
     The hottest warrior list sees no new faces, but FRENCH GRUNT had a loss move off
his record and is 9-1 in the previous 10 turns.  The other three, SWEATCAKE,
POOPIEHEAD, and JUST HAD A BIG GULP are all 7-3.
     The challenges made this turn were not as successful as we typically see.
Challengers went 7-6 total (not including FRENCH GRUNT and MIDNIGHT ANGEL's
successful Bloodfeuds).  My own wisdom says that challenging down makes it much
easier to win, in general.  Only 3 of the 13 warriors challenged down this turn.
     12 warriors went up a class this turn while 2 dropped down.  The biggest jumps
were WIGGLER gaining 18 points and TALON moving up 17 points.
     SUPERIOR FORCES 6N avoided CENTER FOR OLDS.  BOSON was challenged the most (and
likely the majority of these were downchallenges, with BOSON at the bottom of the
adepts class last turn).  GROBRAUM got his challenge through and overpowered BOSON in
1 minute.
     One thing is very clear.  With no freeze date for the tourney, we aren't seeing
an influx of teams activating.  I may make an attempt to make predictions, but that
same fact of not having a freeze date makes the job of predicting much more
difficult.  Especially considering how I made these predictions in the past.  It is
much easier to report on what is going on IN the arena, like BABEL TETE DE BETON
being 4-0 or Parry Lungers dropping hard after an 0-4 outing this turn or Rippers
taking the top spot over the last ten turns.

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALLAS 6860                  10  27  0   129       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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            13  10  0   119       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 PICKLE JUICE 7741            16  24  0   111       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 VASSAL 7637                  21  11  2   104       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 HANNAH 7875                  18  16  0   103       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CINDERELLA 7648              13   2  0   103       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 MORROCCO MOLE 7654           24  20  0   102       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-PARAMECIPOTTAMUS 7219         7   4  0   102       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
 TALON 7782                   14   8  0    97       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 HO HUM HO 7884               17  15  2    95       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SWEATCAKE 8217                8   6  1    93       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIRAFFODIL 7218              10   6  0    90       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
 BRICKTOP 7955                14   7  0    87       WASTELAND (207)
 THE ATOMIZER 7753            10   3  0    85       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-CHASEK 7791                  16  14  2    84       THE SHADOWS (574)
 FREAK 7300                   16  10  2    84       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BART 7927                    14  14  2    84       SHEPHERDS (252)
-HIS PROCTOLOGIST 7951         8   4  0    84       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008          13   9  2    83       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 GOUT GOUT 7948               13  13  0    82       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 P'TIT GARS 7816              16  22  0    78       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-MARDUK 7835                  15  12  0    78       THE SHADOWS (574)
 PURPLE FIREFISH 7982         11  12  1    76       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-POTATOPILLAR 7216            11   4  0    73       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
-BORGARD 8196                  7   4  0    71       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 PARALLAX 7730                 8   4  3    69       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586           10   7  0    67       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOPIEHEAD 8295               8   4  0    66       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-STAPLE GUN 6024               9   7  0    65       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 JUST HAD A BIG GULP 7863     13   6  1    62       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 WIGGLER 8088                  7   3  1    60       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 ASSUR 7821                   10  27  2    59       ARROGANCE (347)
-KILL KITTEN 6843              9   2  1    59       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROBRAUM 8045                 8   8  0    55       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 ADELAIDE 8151                 8   8  0    54       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373           6   1  1    49       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-POINT MAN 7450                9   5  0    48       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 JOCK 7939                     9  11  0    48       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 RIMTRUE 8382                  2   1  0    48       THE BIKE SHOP (293)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HILT 8195                     5   6  0    47       DARK FOREST INN (600)
-MOORDAR 8193                  8   4  1    46       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817          7   4  1    45       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-KYNISKA 8289                  6   4  0    43       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 MARY 8168                     9   6  1    42       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ALTON 8297                    4   6  1    40       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016              9  12  0    39       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-HE 8183                       6   4  0    36       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          3   0  1    36       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-SMUNCH 8337                   4   1  0    35       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        4   5  0    35       THE BIKE SHOP (293)

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)
-SKA DADDY Z 8331              3   1  0    32       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
-BANDROOG 6982                 1   4  0    32       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-PROTO-SAPIEN 7783             2   0  0    31       TROUBLE HELIX (532)
 MONTPELIER 7962               6   2  0    30       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 BOSON 7754                    5   7  0    30       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 CRANKSHAFT 8149               5   3  0    29       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 GOKU 8449                     2   1  0    27       WASTELAND (207)
 BABEL TETE DE BETON 8422      4   0  0    25       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 BEST DESTINY 8383             3   3  0    25       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 REVENGE 8432                  3   1  0    24       THE GUARDIANS II (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREBIRTH 8452                 1   2  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)
 QUINTAL 8341                  4   4  0    18       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-LIL' EVA 8305                 4   3  0    17       THE SHADOWS (574)
 OSO OZONE 8412                2   2  0    17       COLD CUTS (615)
-MICHAEL JORDAN 7797           1   0  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 RAMJET 8018                   3   2  1    16       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-PATTY PHAT 8445               1   0  0    16       THE SHADOWS (574)
-WANDERING STAR 8310           0   8  0    14       SHEPHERDS (252)
 VIRTUE 8466                   1   0  0    13       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-MAGLOR 7719                   0   1  0    13       SONS OF FEANOR (568)
-EXAMPLE 8357                  3   1  0    12       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 LAST GASP 8405                3   2  0    11       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 LUNG COOKIE 8455              2   0  0    10       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-GOAT 8336                     2   4  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 GREAT WHITE 8473              1   0  0    10       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 BUZZ-OFF 8468                 1   0  0    10       COLD CUTS (615)
 ECHO 8414                     2   2  1     9       COLD CUTS (615)
 TEDDY BEAR MOLLY 8474         1   0  0     9       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 FOX FACE 8464                 1   1  1     8       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410      1   4  0     7       WASTELAND (207)
-ANARCHIST 8391                0   3  0     7       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
-SAM PERKINS 7799              0   1  0     7       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-SPACEMAN SPIFF 8332           1   3  0     6       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
-FAT PHAT 8444                 1   0  0     6       THE SHADOWS (574)
 ANOTHER SCUM 8472             1   0  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 NEON NECROMANCER 8454         0   2  0     5       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 BOOKIE 8458                   1   1  0     4       ARROGANCE (347)
 MAZOOM MILLIE 8456            1   1  0     4       COLD CUTS (615)
-SKAGORE 8425                  0   2  0     2       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                0   2  0     2       ARROGANCE (347)
 MUDSTAINED MOURN 8469         0   1  0     1       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 LACTAID 8467                  0   1  0     1       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURADO 8465                   0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NULN 8461              1  1 1 ARROGANCE 347         MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008   480         
DOC STEELE 8459        0  2 0 ARROGANCE 347         FOX FACE 8464         480         
BAMBI 7926             8 12 0 BEAST MASTERS 567     AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 480 NONE    
HUMBUG 8276            4  4 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     MOORDAR 8193          476 NOT REVE
SCARLET WRASSE 8396    1  3 1 BIG MEAN FISH 171     PREBIRTH 8452         478 JUST REV
GHOST PIPEFISH 8442    1  1 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     NULN 8461             479 JUST REV
REIHE 8044             8  5 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   PURPLE FIREFISH 7982  477 REVENGED
DIAMOND DAN 8416       2  2 0 COLD CUTS 615         SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 480 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         
RAMROD 8470            0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   480 NONE    
DROP THE LEASH 8471    0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 480 NONE    
PAUL 7804             20 13 0 SHEPHERDS 252         STONE GOLEM 430       480 NONE    
MUSCLE BUM 7919       13 14 0 SRETSAMLEUD 572       HO HUM HO 7884        479         
VERTIGO 8393           1  2 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377  477         
KNUCKLES 8408          1  2 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373   478         
UGLY BOB 8476          0  1 0 WASTELAND 207         ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 480 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Goat -- Not sure if Doc will be answering this one or not, but the required deftness
for HL is and has been 11.  And while the HL is a weapon that does fearsome damage,
it is slower than slow.  Whenever I see a warrior that uses a HL against heavy armor,
I'll challenge him with my slow offensive warrior wearing a bunch of armor with a
fast strategy.  Might I suggest the Maul, which does some nice damage and is a whole
bunch faster!  Not to mention the fact that the requirements are considerably less to
use. -- Assur

Guardian -- While calling them sandbaggers was an exaggeration on our part, saying
they had basically 0 tourney fights is an exaggeration on your part.  They were
tourney warriors and had tourney experience about what you'd expect from such
warriors.  The fear was justified, as you well know.  You ran those warriors because
they had tourney potential and for the most part, they showed it in their tourney
performances and in the arena.  Wonder Bra did not live up to your expectations in
tournaments, obviously, but he was still a fine warrior. Here were the tourney
results for all to see.
     Chasity Belt -- 8-3 novices, 0-2 initiates, 1-3 adepts.
          Entered BR at 10-4, 23 FE as a Champion.
     Wonder Bra -- 0-3 novices, 4-3 initiates. (looks like WB didn't fight Adepts)
          Entered BR at 11-4, 21 FE as a Challenger Adept.
     Iron Hands Lee -- 8-3 novices, 9-3 initiates, 0-3 adepts.
          Entered BR at 6-4, 24 FE as a Champion.
I do not have a problem with such warriors in my contest and as long as I'm
furnishing the prize, I will encourage managers to do whatever it takes to win.  But
expect adversity when you bring in such warriors.  Malaquar and Manager have the most
offensive warriors
     Cadex CFM, with 4 TV's behind him.
     Dallas, the immortal fight thrower, with 60FE and only 8 PP's
     Note that Dallas has 35 FE in Tourney fights.
Your 3 warriors only pulled 3 TV's between them.  Malaquar has 4 on 1 warrior.
Manager has 3, but his squad was developed perhaps even more carefully than yours and
through more DAs.
     Manager's squad
     Dallas, as above, but also DA'd 11 times for 11 rollups.  Other TC prizes?!?
     Cinderella, 2 time TV TP
     Point Man, who has been carefully timed 4 times, but never performed.  Probably
better than all of my warriors, but as Manager's weakest warrior, he sits most of the
time.  Clearly, Manager believes in him or he wouldn't still be around.
     Montpelier, another TV.
     Good luck fighting them because Manager hides his warriors, fighting
sporadically to make it difficult to get challenges through.  But hey, if it gets him
the win, kudos to him.  I can only hope if he does win that he uses his prize in the
arena and we can get revenge in BR 4! -- Assur, historian

Doc Steele -- Seeing as I figured out I wouldn't be much of a factor on turn 1 of the
battle royal and you're just figuring it out now, I'd say that makes you a little
slow on the uptake and if you it was Neon that figured it out for you, well, that
speaks for itself.  A team full of puds with no tourney xp and (with the exception of
Keeper of Souls who would have been a factor had he lived one more turn), a
collection of pretty average replacements that are not worth tourney fights, (or 10
skill prizes), clearly make me a non factor. -- Guardian

Neon -- While Keeper of Souls was a good kill for you, he was a decent but mostly
unbonused warrior.  On the other hand, Soul Reaver rolled up little damage and poor
endurance and was sent at you to die so I could get another bloodfeud on you but you
choose to run and hide.  All I can say is, pussy! -- Guardian

Scourge -- 'Tis only fitting that we travel to the Isle together!  Here is what the
commission has to say about me.  16(2)-20(2)-9-11(2)-21(2)-10-7(2) TP.  VL/VL BS,
Skills at: 15(-2?)/8/8/22/17(+3)/12.  It took me 19FE to get those trains and Assur
almost DA'd me.  After all, I started my career 2-6.  But he'd committed to let me
train and then I was so old he pretty much had to run me.  I learned skills much
faster, though, learning 52 in my remaining 23 FE.  I guess running with the majority
of my faves didn't hurt my career much, either.  But Assur refused to let me try and
work out any more with weights, saying if I could do better than normal damage with
what I'd already done with the weights, more weights probably wouldn't make any more
of a difference. -- Paul

I guess I should be flattered, receiving so many TV challenges lately, but it is
troubling me that I should be the recipient of so much attention....  At least by
holding out Wandering Star Manager lost a fight.  Most likely, Montpelier thought
he'd have another easy win by TVing W.S. -- Assur

His Proctologist -- Apparently, little changes can go a long way.  Best out of 4251?
-- Bart

Wiggler -- You're good, but might I recommend giving up wiggling and actually try
moving! -- Mary

BWD -- So are you actually going to graduate one of these PR's you're running or are
they going to go the same way as every other PR you've run here? -- Assur ;)

Sauve -- Muscle Bum was just an average warrior that got blessed so I decided to give
a chance.  Enjoy the kill for I have nothing to BF with.  For any interested, MB was
a SL 9-4-15-15-15-16-11  +3 INI, +5 ATT, +2-4 PAR, +2-4 DEF.  I thought he might have
had a chance living as long as he did but that 4 con just wasn't enough. -- Phat Phat

Best Destiny -- Wellllll, that's not it.  S'a daunting task. -- Echo

Neon (the fighter) -- May I welcome you, and ask you not to go anywhere for the
nonce.  Cold Cuts has a certain something we'd like to make your acquaintance. -- Mr.
Ozone

Sunshine Bud Yellow -- No agonizing reappraisal...no long hours of self-
examination...no lengthy and noble and soulful inner communes...nope...I'm a fighter.
Nothing but...but that ain't hay. -- Millie

All -- Sorry I've been so quiet lately, I'll try and make some noise every now and
then.

Pip the Troll -- Sorry about killing Guardian (I can't believe I actually just said
that...), but you were the one that made the challenge.  What were you thinking
anyway, a 1-fight warrior challenging an 8-fight warrior. -- Jolly
P.S.  Alton is nothing great, but I do want to keep him around and not give away any
free wins to someone else in the contest so you won't be seeing much of him for the
next 4 turns.

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

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

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

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

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAUL was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 9 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAMBI was murdered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DIAMOND DAN was murdered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAMROD was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DROP THE LEASH was assassinated by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UGLY BOB was murdered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
FRENCH GRUNT devastated PREBIRTH in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
MIDNIGHT ANGEL butchered NULN in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
THE ATOMIZER was unbelievably bested by TALON in a 4 minute expert's Challenge melee.
WIGGLER overpowered MARY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MONTPELIER outlasted NEON NECROMANCER in a 12 minute Challenge fight.
ABSOLUTE ZERO was savagely defeated by BART in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
GOUT GOUT was devastated by PICKLE JUICE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
PARALLAX was overcome by FREAK in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
GROBRAUM overpowered BOSON in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
LIPPS MCFRENZY vanquished LE PAIN DLG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
POOPIEHEAD devastated ASSUR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CRANKSHAFT was beaten by ADELAIDE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
OSO OZONE savagely defeated LAST GASP in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
ECHO was overpowered by BABEL TETE DE BETON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FOX FACE savagely slew DOC STEELE in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge bout.
HANNAH slimly won victory over SWEATCAKE in a exciting 5 minute one-sided contest.
HO HUM HO was defeated by VASSAL in a 3 minute expert's fight.
MORROCCO MOLE was narrowly defeated by CINDERELLA in a slow 20 minute expert's fight.
DALLAS demolished PURPLE FIREFISH in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
BRICKTOP vanquished P'TIT GARS in a 3 minute one-sided fray.
JUST HAD A BIG GULP was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's bout.
JOCK lost to DESTITUTE NOBLE in a popular 1 minute bout.
BEAST OF THE EAST overpowered RAMJET in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ALTON overpowered QUINTAL in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
WAS THAT EXLAX? beat BEST DESTINY in a popular 1 minute gruesome bout.
RIMTRUE demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven contest.
REVENGE overpowered MAZOOM MILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GOKU demolished LACTAID in a action packed 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LUNG COOKIE savagely defeated MURADO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.
BOOKIE lost to GREAT WHITE in a 1 minute novice's bout.
'SLOSHERS lost to TEDDY BEAR MOLLY in a exciting 3 minute amateur's bout.
SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW was handily defeated by VIRTUE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BUZZ-OFF defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's battle.
MUDSTAINED MOURN lost to ANOTHER SCUM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  21 -  4      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         AIMED BLOW        30 -  27 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       80 -  73 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     49 -  51 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  36 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  45 -  1      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    70 -  97 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  69 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  18 -  0      36  |

Turn 480 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRENCH GRUNT 7981          13  10  0  119 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
TOTAL PARRY      VASSAL 7637                21  11  2  104 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
WALL OF STEEL    TALON 7782                 14   8  0   97 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
BASHING ATTACK   HO HUM HO 7884             17  15  2   95 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWEATCAKE 8217              8   6  1   93 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE ATOMIZER 7753          10   3  0   85 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  PARALLAX 7730               8   4  3   69 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
SLASHING ATTACK  POOPIEHEAD 8295             8   4  0   66 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       WIGGLER 8088                7   3  1   60 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 THE ATOMIZER 7753.  The ten other most popular fighters were BART 7927, OSO 
OZONE 8412, SWEATCAKE 8217, TEDDY BEAR MOLLY 8474, TALON 7782, PICKLE JUICE 7741, 
MUDSTAINED MOURN 8469, NEON NECROMANCER 8454, FOX FACE 8464, and HO HUM HO 7884.

The least popular fighter this week was MORROCCO MOLE 7654.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CINDERELLA 7648, MONTPELIER 7962, SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410, 
BOOKIE 8458, RAMJET 8018, PURPLE FIREFISH 7982, DOC STEELE 8459, LE PAIN DLG 8016, 
BOSON 7754, and MARY 8168.

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

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

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

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

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

                                          -- Green Eyes