Date   : 03/10/2004    Duedate: 03/23/2004


DM-30    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-3629) [12-8-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUMB, DUMB                     VULCAN
RED DOG GANG (356)             HITLIST (410)
(30-4235) [13-57-0,96]         (30-4286) [0-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERKO                         CHERKO
RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4288) [21-31-0,94]         (30-4288) [21-31-0,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)     24
2. RED DOG GANG (356)          22      DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
3. HITLIST (410)                7      Unchartered Team
4. SQUAD WANKERSON (419)        0
5. TRIP OUT (287)               0      HITLIST (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)      5   1  1 83.3   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)       10  5 0
 2- 2 I TRAINED THEM (331)     195 102  8 65.7   2/ 5 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)   3  1 0
 3- 3 TRIP OUT (287)           107  83  5 56.3   3- 4*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)     1  0 0
 4/ 4 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)  298 268  7 52.7   4- 2 I TRAINED THEM (331)      1  0 0
 5- 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          39  46  3 45.9   5- 3 TRIP OUT (287)            1  1 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       323 447  6 41.9   6- 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          0  1 0
 7/ 0*HITLIST (410)              0   1  0  0.0   7/ 0*HITLIST (410)             0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     They says I can "dead cake" this fight to someone and it's a good thing, a
honor.  Dead cake doesn't sound like a honor, but if it is, I dead cake this win that
I had to Sonic Taco.

                                        Dumb, Dumb
                                  but Duelmaster anyway

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome IAYE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, DOG DAY 
AFTERNOON's 2nd moved them up to 2-0-0 place.  What's with SONORA SARA?  She actually 
beat IAYE's VISITING ORC, and walked away with 10 more points from the fight.  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for DOG DAY AFTERNOON's outstanding member, Duelmaster 
GAZELLE HOUND.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  IAYE thinks RED DOG GANG and 
their 323-447-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
DOG DAY AFTERNOON couldn't face the challenges from RED DOG GANG!  No excuse for 
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAZELLE HOUND 3629           12   8  0    95       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD MAX 3874                  9   9  2   131       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-BARBET 3396                  21  25  0   107       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-SNOTMAN 4290                 11   3  1   104       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 DUMB, DUMB 4235              13  57  0    96       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CHERKO 4288                  21  31  0    94       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIREDOG 4428                  9   4  0    86       RED DOG GANG (356)
-PEKINGESE 3575               16  15  0    80       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONORA SARA 4411              8   8  0    55       RED DOG GANG (356)
-RILLION 4313                  4   3  0    51       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 GREAT DANE 3858               6   3  0    45       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-WANKER X 4354                 5   1  1    43       SQUAD WANKERSON (419)
-TELA 2973                    10   9  0    39       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-MESSENGER BIRD 4414           4   6  0    34       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412           8   8  1    33       RED DOG GANG (356)
-HOT JELLO LUV 4407            5   7  1    33       TRIP OUT (287)
-QUICKSAND JESUS 4429          4   2  0    27       TRIP OUT (287)
-NULN 4431                     3   1  0    24       I TRAINED THEM (331)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHATNER'S WEAVE 4432          4   1  0    21       TRIP OUT (287)
 VULCAN 4286                   0   1  0     7       HITLIST (410)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLOTH 3013            11  5 1 GAMEHENDGE 299        MAD MAX 3874          466 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Red Dog Gang -- I guess this arena has gone to the dogs...literally. -- Dog Day

Dumb, Dumb -- Considering you're only now picking up that expert, I have to agree
that you are aptly named.  You still teach well, though, so no complaints here. --
Gazelle Hound

Dark Chocolate -- Thanks for all the skills!  That's the most I've learned...ever! --
the very grateful and not-so-intelligent Great Dane

The Kung-Fu Master may be popular with the crowds, but he isn't with ME.  He KICKED
me while I was down!  So I got up and kicked him back.  Served him right. -- Cherko
P.S.  And he really can't kill a houseplant.  That was my back-up defense:  an
aspidistra on my helmet.

The Veteran Mercenary's a joke, but we knew that. -- Firedog
P.S.  Barely worthy to be used as a fireplug.

Great Dane -- (pained look)  Chocolate isn't GOOD for dogs.  Don't bite me again. --
Dark Chocolate

So much for the Honest Merchant's reputation!  He tried to, well, you don't need to
know the details, but he's dishonest and immoral in the clinches. -- Sonora Sara

This arena is going to the dogs! -- Leeta, Red Dog Gang

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

3 March 2004

     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:
     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,


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
     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
     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
     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.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUMB, DUMB was devastated by GAZELLE HOUND in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHERKO viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle.
FIREDOG defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody duel.
GREAT DANE bested DARK CHOCOLATE in a 1 minute fight.
SONORA SARA overpowered VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
VULCAN was viciously subdued by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 4 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 470 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GAZELLE HOUND 3629         12   8  0   95 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
WALL OF STEEL    FIREDOG 4428                9   4  0   86 RED DOG GANG (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   GREAT DANE 3858             6   3  0   45 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHERKO 4288.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CHERKO 4288.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIREDOG 4428, SONORA SARA 
VULCAN 4286,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VULCAN 4286.  The other ten least popular 
3629, SONORA SARA 4411, FIREDOG 4428, CHERKO 4288,  0,  0, and  0.