Date   : 07/03/2003    Duedate: 07/16/2003


DM-33    TURN-447

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-6819) [17-14-1,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOYS OF BOOZE (556)            ORIGRINS (549)
(33-6819) [17-14-1,140]        (33-6446) [0-1-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEER GOGGLES                   TOMMY LEE
JOYS OF BOOZE (556)            JAILBIRDS (590)
(33-6819) [17-14-1,140]        (33-7096) [0-4-0,4]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        41
2. ORIGRINS (549)              37      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. PATH OF THE BLADE (558)     29      Unchartered Team
4. WILLY WONKA INC. (550)      20
5. JAILBIRDS (590)             15      THE FUNNY FARM (325)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE FUNNY FARM (325)       1   0  0  100   1/ 3 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     10  5 5
 2/ 1 PETS ON FIRE (573)       114  70  8 62.0   2/ 2 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       9  3 0
 3/ 2 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   50  33  5 60.2   3/ 1 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    8  6 0
 4/ 0 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    87  65  4 57.2   4/ 4 PIG BATTALION (226)       8  7 1
 5/ 0 FOOD FIGHT (10)          127 108  4 54.0   5/ 5 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    8  7 0
 6/ 3 LA STARS (544)           114  99  8 53.5   6/ 6 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   7  7 0
 7/ 4 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      290 256 26 53.1   7/ 9 LA STARS (544)            5  9 0
 8/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  82  75  2 52.2   8/ 8*JAILBIRDS (590)           5 10 1
 9/ 6 LUROCIANS II (92)        348 323 24 51.9   9/10 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  4  2 0
10/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      101  95  3 51.5  10/13 PETS ON FIRE (573)        4  4 0
11/11 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      31  33  8 48.4  11/ 7 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       4  8 0
12/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    85  96  1 47.0  12/ 0 FOOD FIGHT (10)           2  3 0
13-10 BAD BREAD (95)           181 209 20 46.4  13/11 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  6 1
14/ 9 PIG BATTALION (226)       49  57  4 46.2  14/ 0*THE FUNNY FARM (325)      1  0 0
15/12 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    85 116  3 42.3  15/ 0 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    1  0 0
16/13*JAILBIRDS (590)            7  13  1 35.0  16-12 BAD BREAD (95)            1  1 0
17/14*ORIGRINS (549)             1   3  0 25.0  17/14*ORIGRINS (549)            0  2 0
18-15*ALL DRESSED UP (592)       0   1  0  0.0  18-15*ALL DRESSED UP (592)      0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Mahatsawd the Mighty surveyed the list of contestants for the Hammer Run before
adressing the members of the Casino Hammerz stable:

                        HAMMER RUN for the ROLLUPS ROLL CALL
                             Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Athena (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] Died at the April Mailer
          2003 Rookies Tourney
     03.  Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     04.  Tommy Lee (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     01.  Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
Attention:  Distorted/Willie Wonka Inc. and all other managers/stables!  Hammer Run
is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Slugworth is a 14-11-0 Striker and Mike TV is
an 8-5-1 Lunger (when declared in the P-ads); therefore, neither of these warriors
qualify as contestants in the Hammer Run as announced in the P-ads for T-444.

     Mahatsawd the Mighty snorted as he turned his attention to the remaining members
of the Casino Hammerz stable who were registered for the Hammer Run.
     Wild Card Hammer was busy elsewhere preparing for the possible Bloodfeud from
Path of the Blade for Killing the warrior Exus who had challenged WCH last cycle.
     "Black Jack Hammer, you are being spared from the Dark Arena.  For some reason
your strategies have not been logged into the Gladiatorial Commission!"
     Black Jack Hammer nodded a grim response to Mahatsawd's bellow.
     "Poker Face Hammer, you have much more to prove than just Killing the Embezzling
Scribe.  However, your lead is to be commended!  Black Jack Hammer should be catching
you soon!"
     Poker Face Hammer scowled at the mention of Black Jack Hammer.
     "Roulette Hammer, you have much to learn regarding the rigors of the arena in
the midst of a Hammer sponsored contest.  Keep up the good work!"
     Roulette Hammer smiled.
     "Lucky Lady Hammer, you watch yourself in the arena next cycle!  Philthy Phil
will likely try to kill you for Killing his warrior Coolhand Luke, even though Phil
sent him to challenge you last cycle."
     Lucky Lady Hammer stepped forward to give Mahatsawd a reassuring hug.  After
all, the Lord Protector was waiting for her hand in marriage once she graduated from
DM 33.
     Mahatsawd held her close for a few moments, then stepped away red faced as he
planted a kiss on her cheek, both exchanging knowing glances before Mahatsawd
finished his speech.
     "Hammer has informed me that all of you will be entered in the upcoming Summer
Face Tournament.  May you return in good health with the essential Skill learns to
compete in the Hammer Run!"

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     The sun was low in the sky, less than an hour from setting, Fist of Kjarran
calculated.  He glanced at his companions, a hastily assembled group of gladiators
from Murska and hunters from Ibizond.  They had all heard of the killer that stalked
this stretch of road at night--Cadal had insisted on telling them, just to make sure
they all knew, which Fist thought was a mistake--and they were nervous.  Well, it was
time for them to turn back, and their numbers should protect them from attack.
Cadal, with Aghatamar and Zilla, were somewhere ahead, waiting in ambush to attack
the killer if the killer attacked him, Fist of Kjarran.  Not a bad plan, he conceded
privately, even if it had come from a Murskan semi-barbarian.  The man was almost as
good as a true Karnhorn in his thinking....  But Cadal hadn't taken into account the
possibility that the killer might take one look at him and sheer off.  Fist caressed
the hilt of the sword at his side.  Even if the killer had never heard of him, the
Lord Protector knew that he was an impressive, even daunting, sight.  A stir among
his companions drew his attention outward again.
     "About time we turned back," one of the men said.  He seemed to be the leader,
what was his name...Finn, that was it.  "Most of these people aren't Lord Protectors,
and if the killer gets them, they're just plain dead."
     Fist nodded.  "Yes, you should have time to get back to Ibizond before dark," he
agreed.  "And we certainly don't need more deaths along here."
     They all came to a stop.  "Thing is, I don't like leaving you on your own," Finn
went on.  He looked uncomfortable about the whole situation, but of course he had no
belief in Kjarran to sustain him.  "I could stay...."
     "A generous offer," Fist responded, clapping him on the back.  It was good to be
reminded that even non-believers had courage and honor.  "But I'm supposed to be
alone, to be tempting bait for the killer.  That is the way it's planned, you know.
We can't change the plan at this late hour!"
     "I know," Finn agreed gloomily, "but I don't like it.  Well...I guess we turn
back now.  Good luck!"  He gestured to his group, and they turned back readily, even
eagerly, toward Ibizond, sturdy walls, lights, and companionship.  With a last
salute, Finn followed them, leaving Fist of Kjarran alone on the road.
     Fist of Kjarran watched them go and smiled to himself as he turned to go toward
Korga.  That was the best thing about adventures; you made new friends, met good
people you would never have encountered in your regular life.  Doing this service for
the people of the area, ridding the road of its killer, was a good thing, a worthy
effort, but making new friends was a warmer pleasure.  Whistling, he strode eastward
toward the prepared ambush.

Near Malcorn:

     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, stood next to the ancient stone and waited for
the moon to rise.  It would be full tonight, and he knew, because he knew most of the
natural world around Malcorn, that when it reached a certain height above the
horizon, it would shine through the hole in a more distant rock and strike squarely
onto the face of the rock beside him, revealing carvings that had been old when the
first Lord Malcorn came to this land.  The records of his ancestors said that the
Dregur were accustomed to gathering here when the moon was just so.
     "I must be insane," Tiljanz muttered behind him.
     "Courage and a sense of responsibility often looks like madness," Blackie
agreed, "even to the people exhibiting it.  You didn't have to come here tonight, but
you felt it was the right thing to do.  I can respect that in a man.  A lot."
     "Will it do any good?" the young Karnhorn asked curiously.  "We've turned the
Dregur loose, and I'd think it hard if not impossible to rein them back in."
     "We turned them loose under terms," Blackie said.  His voice hardened, becoming
the voice of the Lord of Malcorn.  "They have not kept those terms.  They were to
attack only those who came here following Inzolas.  That a few innocents might get
caught in that net by accident was...almost inevitable.  But some of the Dregur have
been actively hunting those not indicated by the terms of their release."  He was
silent for a long moment, then shrugged.  "I'm not certain that we can put an end to
these...excesses.  But I am very certain that if we don't protest, the situation will
become worse.  A failure to protest will be seen as an admission of weakness."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #65 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Zukal:

     Ghenis grimaced at the wave of fear but set himself to defend his shelter,
himself, his horse, and Veleks.  The fear, he realized after a moment, was something
outside himself, something the monstrous hunter was attempting to impose on him.
That knowledge did not lessen the icy waves coming at him, but it let him set it away
from himself, make a space between fear and thought.  It would not find him an easy
     There was what seemed like a very long silence, with Ghenis in the ruined house
beside his fire, and the icy-eyed shadows outside.  The shadows seemed to be waiting
for something--for him to flee, screaming, probably.  And to be disconcerted by his
failure to do so.
     Ghenis reached up to touch his amulet again, then paused before his fingers
reached the cool stone.  It looked like he could handle this on his own, so better
not to invoke the dark powers.  But should he speak, demand what this shadow wanted
of him, or wait and let it be first to break the silence?  Better to wait; in a
contest of nerves, the first to break silence lost points.  He didn't have any
points, whatever they might be in this context, to spare.
     Sooner than he expected, a voice came out of the night.  It was cold, and
hollow, and deep as a cave, sounding distant, somehow, or not quite real.  Oh, it was
real, Ghenis knew that--out of the corner of his eye, he saw his horse flinch at the
sound.  But it was hard to imagine that any creature of flesh and blood might produce
such a voice.
     "Why do you not flee?"
     "Flee?  You think I should run away?"  The gladiator put as much surprise in his
voice as he could.  "Why?  I've got a fine location here, shelter from the wind and
rain, a fire for light and warmth.  Why should I leave before morning?"
     "Do you not fear me?  You should."  The voice dropped to a deeper, darker tone.
"I could rip life and soul from your puny mortal flesh--"
     "Sounds unpleasant," Ghenis agreed.  "But I'm a Lord Protector, and the Greywand
has a deal with Ahringol--he doesn't get to keep us Lord Protectors.  We get
resurrected on a regular--"
     "Ahringol!"  The name crackled like thunder in the darkness.  Scornful thunder.
"That foolish child?  These young gods have no sense of dignity, trafficking with
wizards as though they were mortal merchants!  Ahringol and Greywand are nothing to
me, what I take, I keep."
     "If you say so," the gladiator responded.  The statement that Ahringol, who had
a deal concerning gladiators, was not involved was disconcerting, but this was not
the time to show it.  "But if you could come here and get me, you'd already have done
it.  What's stopping you?" he added curiously.  "The fire, the steel, the fact that
I'm not afraid?"
     "Why should I tell you anything?"  The voice sounded annoyed now.  Almost sulky.
"You think too much."  It dropped to a note of menace.  "But one night you will be
without shelter, and then we will see what your brave words really mean."
     There was a stir in the shadows, a rushing wind of movement, and then Ghenis had
the night to himself.

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

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): TY BRINSON of  LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Being on top sure is fun!  But, as you have read, I, Slugworth, must leave this place
and move on to other things.  I would like to thank DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOOZE for the
skills I have acquired fighting you.  To Horus, a big thank you (wherever you are)
and Den, for all the knowledge.  (Come back!)  Oh yes, I almost forgot Philthy Phil
for keeping things fun here.  Friend or foe, I bid adieu.  Ryanator...is that all you


P.S.  And a "Hell Yeah" to the rollup gods for answering one of my many prayers.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ANASAZI!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, WHEN DOGMA FAILS had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by CASINO HAMMERZ!  Way to go CASINO 
HAMMERZ!  Uncool, OBSIDIAN HALL.  I mean 1-3-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to 
fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys at PETS ON FIRE like really 
pulled together to get a 2-2-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  Cut this out and put it in 
your scrapbooks, JOYS OF BOOZE!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 2nd!  MVP 
award for MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSS?  ORIGRINS' proud of her after beating CYNTHIA COOPER 
and getting 37 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HEY, ZEUS! got smashed by 
VLAD, and lost 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  SLUGWORTH stopped 
LEMON DROP dead in hers tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said ANASAZI's Duelmaster 
was paying for drinks at The Don't Drop Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  LA STARS was the most avoided team.  Is a 114-99-8 record really 
that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why PETS ON FIRE's been avoiding LA STARS 
so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can CASINO HAMMERZ's ROULETTE 
HAMMER be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?  I'm not so sure MIKE TV knew all the facts when he challenged A-10 of PIG 
BATTALION.  I saw MIKE TV stumbling and dribbling at The Don't Drop Inn last week...  
MIKE TV lost to A-10, but he got 6 points.  A-10 won, and got 2 points.  I don't get 
it.  LADY WU must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged 
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought 
LADY WU showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by SHAR-PEI FLAMBE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because BARAK had 10-6-3 was no reason for 
PATH OF THE BLADE to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  How cruel!  LUROCIANS II 
heartlessly sent his to KINDA SHADY WALL certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 
10-14-0 bad or something?  APATHY bloodfeuded (is that a word?) LADY KALDRA for 
revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ANASAZI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEER GOGGLES 6819            17  14  1   140       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYANATOR 3462                26  17  0   115       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 A-10 2563                    17  17  1   109       PIG BATTALION (226)
 APATHY 6913                  12   7  0   107       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 LEMON DROP 6685              21  16  0   103       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          16  20  0   103       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-MAD DOG 4568                 11   7  1   102       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
-LIGHT WALL 6659              17  10  0   100       LUROCIANS II (92)
 LADY KALDRA 5451              7   4  1    95       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SEDEN 6566                   10   5  1    91       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 BRILL 6501                   10   7  0    91       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOMB SCONE 5585              13   3  0    83       BAD BREAD (95)
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         16   8  1    82       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
-DARK DUMPLING 4949           17  17  1    79       BAD BREAD (95)
 BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       14  10  0    78       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        13  12  2    76       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MIKE TV 6965                  9   7  1    76       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 PANDORA 6898                  7   6  1    70       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDY 6769                    16  17  1    66       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 OLD MAJOR 3149               10  11  0    65       PIG BATTALION (226)
-SUPERIOROIREPUS 6922          7   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILK 6498                    10   7  0    55       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999            7   5  0    50       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902          7   0  0    49       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 SNOWBALL 3150                 7   7  0    45       PIG BATTALION (226)
 SHAWN GREEN 7061              5   2  1    43       LA STARS (544)
 LADY WU 6815                  5   7  0    41       LUROCIANS II (92)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          3   1  1    40       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792             8   7  1    38       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSS 6446     0   1  0    37       ORIGRINS (549)
 DIGITALIS 6862                8  10  1    35       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        3   1  1    33       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 TOMMY MADDOX 7007             7   6  0    31       LA STARS (544)
-OLENTANGY 6452                1   2  0    30       ORIGRINS (549)
 SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968         4   2  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097            4   0  0    28       JAILBIRDS (590)
 VLAD 7119                     1   0  0    24       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           1   3  0    23       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 RED HEAD 6073                 1   3  0    22       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 HAGGIS 6132                   4   5  0    21       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 IRON CHEF 6925                3   0  0    21       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           2   2  0    20       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-H 6924                        4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        3   1  1    19       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 CYNTHIA COOPER 7102           2   1  0    15       LA STARS (544)
 TIM ALLEN 7098                3   1  1    14       JAILBIRDS (590)
 DA SPINS 7011                 2   0  0    14       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 DEREK FISHER 7056             3   3  0    13       LA STARS (544)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        1   3  1    13       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 NACHO MAMA 6609               3   3  0    12       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               3   1  0    10       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-SUPERIOR TOAD 7019            2   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-CHAPS & SPURS 7115            0   1  0     9       ALL DRESSED UP (592)
 STUPOR 7094                   2   1  0     8       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 BIG AL 4034                   1   0  0     8       THE FUNNY FARM (325)
 <B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018          2   1  0     7       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-FOOFAH 6343                   1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
-FRODO BAGGINS 6345            1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 TOMMY LEE 7096                0   4  0     4       JAILBIRDS (590)
 SPRYTE 7101                   0   4  0     4       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SMOG 6384                     0   3  0     3       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 LARRY FLINT 7106              0   3  0     3       JAILBIRDS (590)
 POC 7123                      0   1  0     2       PIG BATTALION (226)
 REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          0   1  0     1       JAILBIRDS (590)
-DANG DAN 4439                 0   1  0     1       I'M DAN, MAN (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 227      0  1 0   1                   BLACK JACK HAMME 7081 447 NONE    
GRUEL 6861             1  4 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         TIM ALLEN 7098        447         
COOLHAND LUKE 7100     0  3 0 JAILBIRDS 590         LUCKY LADY HAMME 7043 446         
KINDA SHADY WALL 6727 10 15 0 LUROCIANS II 92       BLACK ORC 240         447 NONE    
DIE YOUNG 7120         0  1 0 LUROCIANS II 92       BLACK ORC 240         447 NONE    
BARAK 6499            10  7 3 PATH OF THE BLADE 558 SPYMASTER 242         447 NONE    
EXUS 7078              4  1 0 PATH OF THE BLADE 558 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864 446         
MEN 7029               2  2 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  447         
QUID PRO KAPOW 6901   12  8 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  LADY KALDRA 5451      446 JUST REV
VIOLET B. 7065         2  5 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  BLACK ORC 240         447 NONE    
GRANDPA JOE 6633      19 16 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  SEDEN 6566            443 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer -- Obsidian Hall enters Myrikle in the Total Parry contest.

All -- I see in my haste to get a Spotlight written in the short time available that
I neglected to update the Deaths in the listing.  Perhaps next cycle? -- Hammer

Philthy Phil -- Lucky Lady Hammer is training to stay alive!  Remember, it was YOUR
CHALLENGE that sent Coolhand Luke to his death! -- Hammer

Vhagar -- Wild Card Hammer met your Challenge from Exus and paid it in full with the
Death of your promising warrior!  Such are the pitfalls of seeking Skill learns from
veteran warriors! -- Hammer

All -- Enjoy your summer wherever you may be and bring home some awards from the
Summer Face to our beloved DM 33. -- Hammer

Hammer Run Racers -- The Dog Days of Summer are upon us!  The next few months will
separate the Contenders from the Pretenders! -- Hammer

Pig Battalion -- No, I think it is you who is Distorted...*-10 is Puke! -- Distorted

Seden -- I still have not found you to Bloodfeud...chicken $&#*@! -- Distorted

Mr. Philthy -- Shall we dance? -- Distorted

Zippo -- Fool! -- Mike T.V.

All -- I would like to announce my newest "Jailbird" into the contest.  His name is
Repeat Offender and he is Basher. -- Philthy Phil

Hammer -- Stat wise Coolhand Luke was one of my best rollups ever:  11(1)-4-6-17-17-
13-17.  I am very upset.  Lucky Lady is toast. -- Philthy

Hammer -- In case this PIG makes it back from the dark arena (Poc, Striker, Pig
Battalion, Kellog). -- Kellog
P.S.  Is last turn what they mean by bringing the hammer down?

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

26 June 2003

All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARAK was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KINDA SHADY WALL was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
VIOLET B. was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DIE YOUNG was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
APATHY subdued LADY KALDRA in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud competition.
ANDY was vanquished by SEDEN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
LARRY FLINT was beaten by LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a 5 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
BRILL overcame BOOM CHICKEN BOOM in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MIKE TV was viciously subdued by A-10 in a popular 6 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
OLD MAJOR lost to WILD CARD HAMMER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SILK was overpowered by PUT OUT THE CAT in a 3 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
LADY WU was luckily beaten by SHAR-PEI FLAMBE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
LIGHT DA' PYRE was overcome by DIGITALIS in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
MEN was murdered by ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
SNOWBALL handily defeated TOMMY MADDOX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
TOMMY LEE was outlasted by STUPOR in a 9 minute beginner's Challenge struggle.
CHARLIE BUCKET was beaten by DOCTOR LECTER in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
SLUGWORTH overpowered LEMON DROP in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
RYANATOR was narrowly defeated by SQUEEZE CHEESE in a 7 minute veteran's match.
BEER GOGGLES devastated PANDORA in a action packed 3 minute one-sided Title bout.
SHAWN GREEN overpowered HAGGIS in a action packed 1 minute bloody uneven fray.
ZIPPOPOTAMUS was savagely defeated by GRUDGEBRINGER in a popular 1 minute gory match.
SUPERIOR BAGGINS won victory over DEREK FISHER in a 1 minute match.
RED HEAD savagely defeated <B>SUPERIOR</B> in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
NACHO MAMA was overpowered by POKER FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DA SPINS beat SPRYTE in a 2 minute novice's fray.
IRON CHEF overcame POC in a 2 minute novice's duel.
GRUEL was savagely slain by TIM ALLEN in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
HEY, ZEUS! was overpowered by VLAD in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
BLACK JACK HAMMER assassinated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CYNTHIA COOPER beat MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSS in a 3 minute novice vs. master upset fray.
BIG AL viciously subdued REPEAT OFFENDER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  46 -  8      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  47 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  37 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  24 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  20 -  2      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  29 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  29 -  1      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 447 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BEER GOGGLES 6819          17  14  1  140 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
TOTAL PARRY      RYANATOR 3462              26  17  0  115 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
WALL OF STEEL    APATHY 6913                12   7  0  107 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRILL 6501                 10   7  0   91 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUT OUT THE CAT 6793       16   8  1   82 PETS ON FIRE (573)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898                7   6  1   70 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999          7   5  0   50 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEER GOGGLES 6819.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TOMMY LEE 7096.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIKE TV 6965, BEER 
GOGGLES 6819, MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSS 6446, A-10 2563, RYANATOR 3462, BIG AL 4034, 
CHARLIE BUCKET 7095, RED HEAD 6073, LADY KALDRA 5451, and SILK 6498.

The least popular fighter this week was LARRY FLINT 7106.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STUPOR 7094, GRUEL 6861, NACHO MAMA 6609, DEREK FISHER 7056, 
6769, and VIOLET B. 7065.

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

A-10 (33-2563) PIG BATTALION (226)

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