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


DM-32    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4049) [13-4-1,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOCKED IN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          
(32-4049) [13-4-1,134]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRADEMARK                      TRADEMARK
(32-4114) [8-2-1,59]           (32-4114) [8-2-1,59]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       27
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        16      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       13      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)      2
5. BLITZKRIEG II (354)          0      GREEN WARRIORS (266)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      38  12  4 76.0   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     58  31  4 65.2   2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     7  4 0
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    725 424 38 63.1   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5 10 0
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  280 407 10 40.8   4- 5*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       4  6 0
 5- 5*BLITZKRIEG II (354)        4   6  0 40.0   5/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     3  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.

Greetings, Arvat!

I return for another turn of being your DM after a thrilling fight with Dieter.  As
it turns out, his challenge got through instead of mine!  I'm not sure if he had a
different strategy against me than he typically uses...but if he did, he needs to
revamp it again!  Next time Dieter, you need to be a better teacher, or I'm going to
get mad!!!

No one in the challenger champs this turn except Starbreaker (who will again be
sitting out), so no challenges from me this turn, I'll just sit back and see who they
throw at me.  Also, we're still unsure if we'll be fighting in upcoming tourney, or
if Noble will hold us out until July.

I raise my mug to you Arvat!  A toast to all of us who entertain the scant populace
that comes out to watch our arena's few fights every turn.  Huzzah!!

Locked In

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ARVAT!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for SOLAR MAN?  
SARATOGA GLORY's proud of him after beating M. CHARDINEE and getting 17 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  JASAFRAS' match with SILVER MINNOW cost him a loss of 10 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think LOCKED IN should 
let STYLISH be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of CALL THE PRIEST must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are SARATOGA GLORY?  CALL THE PRIEST, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is BASKERVOLE 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of ARVAT!  He's got a 8-25-0, is 
that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARVAT ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKED IN 4049               13   4  1   134       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIETER KWAN 4092             12   5  0    88       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-TIA M. ATT 4095              10   5  3    83       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 STYLISH 4116                  8   2  1    82       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SOLAR MAN 4115                8   2  1    80       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          17  12  0    76       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029         9   6  1    76       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-LIL ETH 4093                 12   4  2    67       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRADEMARK 4114                8   2  1    59       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVOLE 4071               8  25  0    49       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 PRETTY WILD 4113              8   2  0    38       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER MINNOW 4128            3   5  0    30       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARGONAUT 4135                 2   0  0    24       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              3   0  0    20       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 JASAFRAS 4136                 2   2  0    17       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-DAHLGREN 4132                 1   1  0    15       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 TASSALTER 4112                1   9  0    14       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LEVEE LOAFER 4129             4   1  0    13       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          2   1  0    13       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               2   3  1    10       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-NAUTILUS 4134                 1   1  0     6       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
-DESERT FOX 4131               0   2  0     2       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
-LOGGERHEAD 4133               0   2  0     2       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BAD 4142               0  1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   SPYMASTER 331         468 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Silver Minnow -- You have probably been the most impressive learner that my manager
has ever seen.  One day soon you are going to be one scary warrior.  Good fight.
I'll see you around. -- Pretty Wild

Private Property -- See that is what happens when I charge my strategy around a bit
and get caught blindsided.  I'll be looking you up again really soon.  Count on it!
-- Trademark
P.S.  Nice fight.

Baskervole -- Sorry about the rough treatment.  The Boss wants me up where I can go
after some crazy martial artist.  I'll see you around. -- Solar Man

Veteran Mercenary -- That was fun!  Thanks! -- Stylish

Boatman Ku -- Good fight. -- Sasafras

Solar Man -- Too bad I'm not a solar panel, I could make a FORTUNE from all the rays
you're sending my way.  As it is, I'll have to SPEND a fortune on sun-block. --
Baskervole, feeling ill-used

Nautilus -- I think you need to work out with weapons instead of just weights, you
know?  But thanks for my first win. -- Tassalter

Loggerhead -- I don't go out on the river, I don't need to worry about the snags,
man. -- Levee Loafer

Jasafras -- Very strange.  Too much flowers. -- Boatman Ku

Pretty Wild -- Such fine skills!  Thank you. -- Silver Minnow

Pretty Wild -- Is that what it was?  I thought it was just a natural disaster. --

Trademark -- (heavy sigh)  Probably. -- Baskervole

Solar Man -- Scare the fish. -- Boatman Ku

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

BAD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRADEMARK viciously subdued BASKERVOLE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TAD DEVILLE defeated LEVEE LOAFER in a unpopular 5 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
LOCKED IN overpowered STYLISH in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SOLAR MAN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
JASAFRAS was defeated by SILVER MINNOW in a 2 minute struggle.
PRETTY WILD overpowered TASSALTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOATMAN KU was defeated by KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   3 -  2      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  18 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  14 -  0       0  |

Turn 468 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LOCKED IN 4049             13   4  1  134 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116                8   2  1   82 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              8   2  1   80 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114              8   2  1   59 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
WALL OF STEEL    PRETTY WILD 4113            8   2  0   38 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRADEMARK 4114.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TRADEMARK 4114.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLAR MAN 4115, SILVER 
JASAFRAS 4136, BAD 4142, STYLISH 4116, and TASSALTER 4112.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVEE LOAFER 4129.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAD DEVILLE 4140, BOATMAN KU 4130, TASSALTER 4112, STYLISH 
4116, BAD 4142, JASAFRAS 4136, BASKERVOLE 4071, PRETTY WILD 4113, LOCKED IN 4049, and