Date   : 02/19/2004    Duedate: 03/03/2004


DM-36    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors


(36-5783) [20-13-4,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TARGEN                         SKIRZA SLAPSTIK
IRON TIGERS (484)              THE FALLEN (524)
(36-5783) [20-13-4,124]        (36-5996) [6-2-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TARGEN                         BIBIDY-BOBIDY-BOO
IRON TIGERS (484)              SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
(36-5783) [20-13-4,124]        (36-6085) [2-1-0,21]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (271)            62
2. LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)  28      BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
3. KAMIKAZI (533)              27      Unchartered Team
4. STDS (534)                  25
5. THE FALLEN (524)            22      STDS (534)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*STDS (534)                 4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 BLITZKRIEG (271)         11  4 1
 2/ 0 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     39  25  5 60.9   2/ 4 IRON TIGERS (484)         8  5 1
 3- 2*THE DREAMING (529)         8   7  1 53.3   3/ 2*THE FALLEN (524)          7  8 0
 4- 3 WOLF PACK (423)          147 130  9 53.1   4/ 3*SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)     6  9 0
 5/ 4 BABES (416)              199 180  6 52.5   5/ 6*THE MATRIX (531)          5  5 0
 6/ 6 BLITZKRIEG (271)         126 118 13 51.6   6/11*KAMIKAZI (533)            5 10 1
 7- 5 HELTER SKELTER (256)     491 470 29 51.1   7- 5*THE DREAMING (529)        4  1 0
 8/12*THE MATRIX (531)           5   5  0 50.0   8/ 9 SECTION HATE (491)        4  6 1
 9- 7 BARNYARD BRUTES (414)     18  21  0 46.2   9/10*SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)     4  6 0
10/ 0 ANARKYSTS (341)          298 351 33 45.9  10/ 8*STDS (534)                3  1 0
11/10 IRON TIGERS (484)        106 129 16 45.1  11/ 0 ANARKYSTS (341)           3  2 0
12/ 8*THE FALLEN (524)          18  22  1 45.0  12/ 0 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     2  2 0
13/ 9*SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)     18  22  1 45.0  13/14 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  2  5 0
14/11 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  48  59  7 44.9  14/13 BABES (416)               2  6 0
15/13*SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)      4   6  0 40.0  15- 7*SHATTERED DREAMS (527)    1  4 0
16/14 SECTION HATE (491)        81 133 11 37.9  16-15 HELTER SKELTER (256)      0  2 0
17/16*KAMIKAZI (533)             5  10  1 33.3  17-16 BARNYARD BRUTES (414)     0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-15*SHATTERED DREAMS (527)     5  15  2 25.0  18-12 WOLF PACK (423)           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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     If anyone was aware of a difference in the air of the city, or in the texture of 
life and death in the arena, they did not mention it.  Of course, with a stranger 
holding a wizard's staff and guarded by... some kind of monsters sitting in the 
arenamaster's box, who was going to mention things, even if they DID notice?
     And who, dying messily in the Dark Arena, would mention strange lights and 
unexplained whistling noises?  If Arenamaster Kai saw fit to lay down pentagrams and 
other designs of colored sand on the arena floor before each fight... well, he WAS 
the arenamaster.  No doubt he knew what he was doing.
     It was known that a few managers intended to protest that they had not ordered 
the actual, literal death of their warriors, but only formal dismissal from the 
gladiatorial system.  But when they came back from the arenamaster's office, they 
looked pale and shaken, and they had nothing to tell anyone about the situation.  And 
one or two of them didn't come back at all.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There IS something going on," Penok muttered to Jessie June as they waited in 
the ready area for their fight to be called.  "Something bad.  I can feel it in my 
bones.  I don't care what the Rau says."  She jerked her head sideways slightly, 
indicating Tijiss Rau, the arena steward waiting in the archway just ahead of them.
     "You know Rau," Jessie June muttered back.  "'All for the best in the best of 
all possible worlds', that's Rau.  He wouldn't know 'something bad' if he ate it for 
dinner and got sick right after."  She eyed the crystals set into the wall of the 
arena.  About a third of them were black, the rest were blood red.  They reminded her 
of the eyes of spiders.  "If those are purely ornamental, I'll eat 'em."
     "Magic," Cane Toad said flatly, coming up behind the two women.  "Blood magic.  
You can smell it in the air.  At least, I can.  There's a lot of it down south where 
I come from, and I'd know that smell anywhere."
     "I thought all magic was screwed up because of the Chaos and the Arcanum and 
all!" Penok protested.
     The poisonous Toad shook his head firmly.  "Not blood magic.  You spill enough 
blood, nothing else matters."
     "And there's always a lot of blood spilled in the arena," Jessie June whispered, 
horrified at the possibilities.
     "And the arena's been bloodier since those crystals went up," Cane Toad said.  
"There's something bad going down here."


     Hallie O'Dene went overland from Andoria to the Delarquan Federation.  It might 
have been faster to sail--if she could have found a ship going where she needed to 
go, or hired one.  But she found herself distrusting the Trier.  The mage Khaldren 
had come out of the Trier, after all.  He might have some power over it.  And he was 
bound to notice that she and Raoul hadn't come back from the errand he'd commanded.  
But these were all logical reasons that she had arrived at to explain her decision to 
herself.  In fact, she simply hadn't trusted the Trier at an instinctive level.  She 
made her way on foot along the coast to Gelafan, then hired horses as needed for a 
fast ride south.  Well... fast!  She might have laughed if she hadn't been so 
worried.  Six days to Valamantis.  What horrors might the mad wizard have 
accomplished in six days?
     Her plan was to take a riverboat up the Feyranse past Mordant to Sibikhas, and 
then go by horse again to Delarq Tor.
     But there were towers behind Valamantis, where no towers had been for hundreds 
of years.  They had none of the dream-like unreality of the vision towers that 
Khaldren had raised over Zorpunt, and that was alarming.  Valamantis was much older 
than Zorpunt.  There had once BEEN towers--it was called Old Valamantis now, and it 
was in ruins except for the arena where the Bloodgames were held.  On that thought, 
Hallie froze briefly, horrified by the realization that there had been Bloodgames 
recently, lakes of blood spilled on that ancient soil.  What might Khaldren have 
conjured out of that?  She didn't think she wanted to know.

Aruak City:

     The return of a wizard from drowned Krael was news that should reach Andor as 
quickly as possible.  It took Raoul two days to reach Aruak City from Zorpunt, longer 
than he would have liked, but faster than he had feared.  The Aruaki countryside had 
suffered badly during the civil war and from the Chaos contamination just before 
that.  People were getting it back into shape now, but there were no horses to be 
rented or bought.  Or stolen, come to that.  Walking was faster than riding a plow 
horse would've been, even if he could've gotten hold of one of the plowhorses.
     But he was damned glad to see the towers (most of the towers, some were nothing 
but stumps) of Aruak city ahead.  He compared their slightly battered appearance with 
the towers of Khaldren's Zorpunt and found this much better.  This was REAL.  Maybe 
not perfect, maybe not as beautiful as a dream, but real.  He'd take this over the 
perfect illusion any day.
     His first goal in the city was the Bulldog Inn.  He needed news, he needed to 
contact his manager, and he wanted to alert Adie, the manager of the Tuft Tuggers, to 
the danger.  Adie was a magician of some kind--he'd never bothered with the details--
and she could be an important part of the opposition to the Kraelian.  EARLY 
opposition, too, before the man got entrenched in Zorpunt.  That might make a 
     The Inn was jammed.  Odd, that.  Aruak City had always had a vigorous dueling 
community, but... this many gladiators?  He could barely SEE across the common room, 
much less move quickly.  But there was a table of managers in an alcove at the back.  
He'd find news there, if he could reach it.
     The Lord Protector took a last look at the crowd, shook his head, and plunged in 
under the elbow of a Shew.  The man was too tall for most managers, but there were 
always one or two who would give a large gladiator a chance.  From the looks of the 
scars, this man had been at it a while, but he was nobody Raoul recognized.  Well, 
he'd been away for a long time.  Quite a long time, actually.
He paused and looked toward the woman whose hand was on his sleeve.  Hair like a 
sunrise and wide violet eyes.  "Lady Adeolar!  You're one of the people I wanted to 
find.  There--"
     "Not here in the middle of the floor, Raoul."  She drew him to one side and 
through an inconspicuous door.  "Jhordeal will be glad to know you are well, but 
that's not what you came for, is it?"
     "Glad to know I'm...?"  When had he been in Aruak City last?  Mantor, it was 
years ago!  Before the civil war, and he had died....  He took off his hat, looked at 
the rounded, dusty crown, ran a hand over his head, and put the hat back on.  No time 
to go into that now.  "No, doll, that's not why I came this way.  There's magical 
trouble.  Serious magical trouble, I think."
     "You came from Zorpunt?"  She twisted a lock of hair between nervous fingers.  
"I have felt something happening there--something dark--"
     He nodded briefly.  "I saw it start, and it's going to be damned dark," he 
muttered.  Quickly, he sketched in what he and Hallie had learned of the wizard 
Khaldren and his intentions.  "I don't know how he's doing that much magic," he 
finished, "because everyone says the Arcanum is in decline and spells aren't working, 
     "He's using blood magic."  The woman's beautiful face hardened.  "It is the 
oldest magic and the most primitive.  Almost always used for darkness and 
destruction," she muttered, frowning, "even though it doesn't have to be....  It's 
the least dependent on the Arcanum, unfortunately, the easiest to pervert, and the 
hardest to control once it gets started."  She frowned, twisting the lock of hair 
harder.  "In the hands of a powerful wizard with no scruples...."
     "That's what me and Hallie figured," Raoul said, nodding.  "I'm headed for 
Andor--the king has to be warned.  And Hallie's taking the warning to Delarq Tor."
     "Yes, of course.  Definitely the right thing to do.  But you need to see your 
manager before you leave town, Raoul.  He's been worried about you."  She patted his 
arm absently, still frowning.  "I will gather as much information about this wizard 
and his spells as I can....  I wish Shania were here, she is so good at that.  Well, 
I must work with what I have."  She patted his arm one last time and opened the door 
to the inn's main room.  "Off with you, and tell the other managers that... tell them 
I have things to do, and I'll add to your news later."

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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): FACELESS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): DREUBRA of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
                            MUMPHY CHICK of LEGENDS OF STEELE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
                (turn 492): DARK THUNDER of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
               (turn 484): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            PEON NECROMANCER of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
                (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): JADE of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 474): VEG-O-MATIC of TRANSGRESSORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHANS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for SHATTERED DREAMS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 
into 15th.  KAMIKAZI stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 5 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, PINK 
BEAR fought KATHLEEN and gained 27 points and contributed to LITTLE GIRLS LIKE...'s 
1-1-0.  KATHLEEN has lost to PINK BEAR, falling 17 points, while helping make BABES a 
1-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, TARGEN kept BLIND HYPOCRISY's 
warrior, BROKEN MIRROR, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for 
me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at Lucas Lounge until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SECTION HATE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were JHANS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And guess who avoided SECTION HATE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
SUICIDAL DREAMS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that MR. ANDERSON 
from THE MATRIX was JHANS' most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you 
expect when someone like MAZRIM from IRON TIGERS challenges down 17 points to fight 
KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG?  Well, it only serves justice to see that MAZRIM was 
overcame by KERRY BEAR.  Heh, heh.  MAC of BLITZKRIEG had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 14 points in a challenge which he killed.  I thought MAC showed 
great skill and promise when he dispatched STARK.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  IRON TIGERS has lost STARK to the arena in the sky, but they don't 
seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 6-7-1?  I guess it was coming sooner or 
later, BLIND HYPOCRISY has lost BROKEN MIRROR, and JHANS is bound to miss him.  For a 
little while, at least.  IRON TIGERS, with any luck BLIND HYPOCRISY will successfully 
bloodfeud TARGEN for killing such a warrior as BROKEN MIRROR.  Have a little decency, 
will ya?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in JHANS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARGEN 5783                  20  13  4   124       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POSTMASTER P 5182            20  11  0   133       HELTER SKELTER (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINK BEAR 5883               15   7  1    90       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
 KATHLEEN 5865                15   8  0    73       BABES (416)
-CANIS LUPUS 5716              9   7  0    73       WOLF PACK (423)
-GHETTO KING 5180             11  13  1    72       WOLF PACK (423)
-HALO 14 5711                 11   9  1    71       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
 MAC 3965                      8   7  2    71       BLITZKRIEG (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KERRY BEAR 3994               7   5  0    54       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 SKIRZA SLAPSTIK 5996          6   2  0    46       THE FALLEN (524)
-CHARITY 3849                  7   4  0    45       THE TAO (326)
 DRIPS 6066                    4   0  0    43       STDS (534)
 CONFESSION 6003               3   0  0    41       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
 MAZRIM 5911                   6   1  0    38       IRON TIGERS (484)
 TROJAN MAN 5710               6   3  2    37       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 5993                   5   3  0    33       THE FALLEN (524)
 DONNA 5966                    4   5  0    33       BABES (416)
 UNION JACK 6015               7   0  0    32       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 BRICKHOUSE 5960               6   1  0    31       SECTION HATE (491)
 SLAYIN STAYNER 5891           3   0  0    29       ANARKYSTS (341)
 ARACHNE 5712                  2   0  0    28       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
-CORINTHIAN 6034               2   1  1    27       THE DREAMING (529)
 TANTRIC 6036                  3   3  1    25       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 SLASHIN' SPECK 5854           5   8  1    24       ANARKYSTS (341)
-GRADY 5173                    4   1  0    24       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)
 OBLIVIOUS 6101                2   0  0    24       KAMIKAZI (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIKI BOB 6004                 7   2  0    23       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 KILL'EM KREPP 5892            3   0  0    23       ANARKYSTS (341)
 HUGGY BEAR 6002               5   3  0    21       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
 BIBIDY-BOBIDY-BOO 6085        2   1  0    21       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
 MARCIE 6076                   1   2  0    21       BABES (416)
-CLURACAN 6035                 3   0  0    20       THE DREAMING (529)
 MR. ANDERSON 6043             2   1  0    19       THE MATRIX (531)
-KRAZY KLOWN 6023              2   2  0    19       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 MOGASH 6037                   2   0  0    19       SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)
-THE DARK 5715                 3   0  0    17       WOLF PACK (423)
-SHAWNDA 6032                  2   1  0    17       THE DREAMING (529)
 BADDA BAMM 6075               2   2  0    17       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
 DEVASTATOR 6079               1   3  0    17       THE FALLEN (524)
 JEALOUSY RAINS 5995           3   5  1    15       THE FALLEN (524)
 HATRED 5938                   3   5  0    15       SECTION HATE (491)
 FROSTY MCCLOUD 6086           1   2  0    15       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
 SHADOW STARR 5999             3   5  0    14       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
-GONE COUNTRY 6011             1   3  0    12       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)
 DEWCLAW 6100                  1   0  0    12       IRON TIGERS (484)
-FRANKENSLOSH 5901             3   1  0    11       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-THE ONE 6046                  2   0  0    11       THE MATRIX (531)
 BADDA BANG 6013               1   6  0    11       THE FALLEN (524)
-LIL' DEAD GIRL 6081           1   1  0    11       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 SUBZERO 6120                  1   0  0    11       KAMIKAZI (533)
 DRIVER 6055                   2   1  1    10       KAMIKAZI (533)
-RUBICON 5317                  1   6  0     9       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGENT SMITH 6042              1   1  0     8       THE MATRIX (531)
-BUDDHA/NEW 6058               1   2  1     7       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 PIGFEED PICKTAN 6124          1   0  0     6       ANARKYSTS (341)
-CAIN 6073                     1   1  0     6       THE DREAMING (529)
 PSYCHO 6054                   0   3  0     6       KAMIKAZI (533)
 STRIKER 6093                  1   1  1     5       SECTION HATE (491)
 DEL MONTE 6115                1   0  0     5       SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)
 DYNIT 6083                    1   1  0     4       IRON TIGERS (484)
 FRANCOIS 6038                 1   1  0     4       SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)
-CLUTCH SHUTTLE 6060           1   1  0     4       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-DARK ANGEL 6025               0   4  0     4       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 ERRUPTION 6094                0   2  0     2       SECTION HATE (491)
 BIG BED 6088                  0   2  0     2       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
-BADDA BLING 6080              0   2  0     2       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 MAREK 6041                    0   2  0     2       SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)
-NIGHT TRAIN 6059              0   1  0     1       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)
 WASTEM WUORNOS 6123           0   1  0     1       ANARKYSTS (341)
 RAIMONDO 6114                 0   1  0     1       SHADOW SOLDIERS (530)
-CHIEF BLING-BLING$ 6091       0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (529)
 DEFIANCE 6122                 0   1  0     1       SECTION HATE (491)
 SCORPINE 6119                 0   1  0     1       KAMIKAZI (533)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BROKEN MIRROR 5849     7  6 0 BLIND HYPOCRISY 504   TARGEN 5783           450         
CYCLONUS 5994          2  2 0 THE FALLEN 524        TANTRIC 6036          446 REVENGED
STARK 5905             6  7 1 IRON TIGERS 484       MAC 3965              450         
NEO 6045               0  1 0 THE MATRIX 531        DRIVER 6055           448         
PAPI 6039              0  1 0 SHADOW SOLDIERS 530   STRIKER 6093          449         
DARK SPIRITED 6063     0  1 0 STDS 534              RIPPLES DORRIGAN 23   450 NONE    
KIMBERLI 5998          2  3 0 SUICIDAL DREAMS 525   BUDDHA/NEW 6058       447 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bookie -- LOL!  The name change is a tradition of the Syndicate.  You can still call 
me Ultraist if you wish.  Truth be told, I wasn't thrilled with changing the name at 
first myself but it's more than worth it.  In a way, if you think about it, it's your 
(and LeMa$e) fault.  If you guys hadn't quit playing, DOOMcorps wouldn't have 
dwindled to just 2 or 3 of us! ;) -- Sylvester "The Ultraist" Frothinglosh
P.S.  For the record, I like the Cosmo name better than Uncle Charlie.  He was 
leaning more towards Jhanita... :)

Hey, Bookie, what team do you own here?  Is Your team as "Confused" as they are in 
Osksi? -- Shocking Toad, Manager of Little Girls Like...

Targen -- Where the heck is your Duelmasters Column?  If we are to have such a weak 
leader that he won't write an article I may have to send Pink Bear after you, treaty 
or not! -- Shocking Toad!
P.S.  Where's my $100?  :-)

DRIPS -- Hey, genius, wonder why you got challenged more times than the DuelMaster?  
Maybe because everyone within range to challenge him is inactive!  Wow, you must be 
Andorian. -- Polarius

Agent Smith -- Bibidy-Bobidy...got that butt kicked!  Don't you hate when that 
happens! -- Polarius

Bookie -- Know the difference between a Democrat and an Andorian?  Heck, me neither, 
they both voted for McGovern! -- Polarius

Bookie -- Know the difference between The Firm and a Pairie Dog?  At least a Pairie 
Dog sticks his head out sometimes! -- Polarius

Cosmo & Sylvester -- Don't let Bookie get away with those manager name comments.  I 
think you both have very manly mgr names.  (lol!) -- Polarius

Managers of Jhans -- Please report which Alliance's Banner you will fight under! -- 

Targen -- The only thing you and your manager are king of is your doublewide 
guildhouse! -- Polarius

P-Diddy -- Congrats on the good turn. -- Polarius

Up-In-Ya -- The only people lurking in the shadows of this fine city are your mother, 
sister, and grandmother.  And tell your mom I'll pick up my money today. -- Polarius
P.S.  Tell you grandmother Bookie said she left her teeth in his buggy.

All -- I present to you the Shadow Soldiers.  We have come to participate in the 
contest of death.  Thus far it appears that by participate we aim to be fodder for 
you other killing machines.  We'll see how we come out of it after 10 rounds.  Good 
luck to all. -- Woelfe of Shadow Soldiers

All -- Might I also suggest an honorable mention to the team that produces the most 
dead warriors?  <chuckles>  It may be a category we are best able to compete. -- 

Corinthian -- That was over too quickly... next time let me blink at least! -- Marek

Erruption -- Defeated, narrowly defeated.  What is the difference, eh? -- Francois

     About half an inch.

Mr. Anderson -- Wow, good fight.  I have to admit I didn't expect it to be as close 
as it was.  Good fight. -- Union Jack

Donna -- Sorry bout the down challenge.  I had to avenge my earlier loss to you.  
Thanks for the 5 skills! -- Mac

Frosty -- Hmm... I know my wit is a little low but see if my math is right 
here...21+21=42= 0 and 2  Does that sound right? -- Tiki

Hey Editor -- You gonna make the summer face?  If so...see you there. -- Bookie
P.S.  You'd be amazed how cheap you could do a face in Birmingham. (grin)  And we are 
well located (Heart of Dixie).  Just thought I'd campaign for a future face early.

     Ed's out of town, but it seems unlikely that she'll be at the Summer FtF.

Tiki Bob -- To paraphrase the departed Kimberi, G'damn nightclub. -- Frosty McCloud 
of the clan McCloud

Editor (again) -- I noticed you (or somebody) inputted some survey forms already.  
'Preciate it. -- Bookie

     Probably it was Somebody.  But we'll pass on the thanks. -- Temp Ed.

Mazrim -- Hmm.  Let's try that again. -- Badda Bamm

Shadow Starr -- A gladiator you are not...a chariot driver...you would be better 
suited for.  Ask your manager if you can make the switch.  Glad to see you learned 
something, unlike me.  I bet you're hoping that I had my latex on...sorry it was 
sheepskin!  Infected! -- Drips!!!

Bookie -- They may make penicillin for me...but until someone hands me my first "L" I 
refuse to take anything that may protect the rest of the fighters that I come into 
contact with...sorry!  OH!  And by the way...to keep all of you from guessing I am a 
STRIKER!!!  Can any of you gladiators compete with me...c'mon now...let's see what 
all of you are made of? -- Drips!!!  The Undefeated...Smile!!!

Bookie -- My name makes you as nervous as an eight year old at Neverland Ranch!  
HA!!!  Running one gladiator because, if you were to see the other four...you would 
puke just as I had done upon seeing them.  The only place they will see is the Dark 
Arena where they'll be slaughtered!  I will soon do something about the rest of my 
team and then you'll have more gladiators to pick from.  That would be nice if you 
could roll out the Delarquan Red Carpet and greet me properly (and 3-0-0) isn't a bad 
start...heeeee...heee...heeeeee...heeeee!  What the red Carpet has resemblance to a 
body bag...That's just how I like it, every turn in this fine city could result in 
Drips death!!!  36 seems as if it's going to become very interesting very soon. -- 
Up-In-Ya!  Good luck to all!

Polarius -- I will represent the alliance that doesn't have 
("DragonMaster/YoungBlood" or any of the "FIRM Alliance Members" on it!!!)  Now, 
please tell me which Alliance I will be representing?  Thank you!!! -- Up-In-Ya/STDS 

Azrael -- I hear that they are selling Latex Armor at the local armory near the 
center of town...and I think you better invest in some real soon!!! -- Up-In-Ya

Bookie -- My head on a platter?  Who's taking any bets???  What are the odds, if 
any???  Hope all of you do not forget that I am a "STRIKER" and have a lot of staying 
power, bring protection! -- Drips...waiting!

Tiki -- No hard feelings...I hope?  Try again if you will...I don't mind infecting 
you twice at twice the pleasure!  Hope it was good for you too!!!  You're probably 
Dripping mad by now...please see your local doctor! -- Drips

Shadow Starr -- OH!  I see at the end of minute one that you crumpled to your knees, 
and to think that the ArenaMaster was surprised about that?  Don't know how he missed 
seeing your knee pads...It's not it's your first time or anything like that! (grin 
from ear to ear!) -- Drips...again on you soon!

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much

trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK SPIRITED was butchered by RIPPLES DORRIGAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAC slaughtered STARK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MAZRIM was savagely defeated by KERRY BEAR in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DRIPS devastated BADDA BAMM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
UNION JACK subdued DONNA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge competition.
MARCIE vanquished DYNIT in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HUGGY BEAR devastated BIG BED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BIBIDY-BOBIDY-BOO was outwaited by BRICKHOUSE in a 11 minute Challenge melee.
PSYCHO slimly lost to MR. ANDERSON in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
FROSTY MCCLOUD vanquished ERRUPTION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TARGEN executed BROKEN MIRROR in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
KATHLEEN was overpowered by PINK BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TROJAN MAN was bested by SKIRZA SLAPSTIK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
SLASHIN' SPECK was demolished by CONFESSION in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
HATRED was handily defeated by RAVAGE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
JEALOUSY RAINS was vanquished by KILL'EM KREPP in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SHADOW STARR was unbelievably bested by TIKI BOB in a exciting 3 minute fray.
ARACHNE devastated FRANCOIS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BADDA BANG was luckily beaten by MOGASH in a 2 minute brutal bout.
TANTRIC overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAREK was overpowered by DEWCLAW in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DRIVER bested RAIMONDO in a 1 minute novice's bout.
SLAYIN STAYNER vanquished STRIKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DEVASTATOR was overcome by OBLIVIOUS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's duel.
DEL MONTE defeated WASTEM WUORNOS in a 1 minute novice's match.
SCORPINE was savagely defeated by PIGFEED PICKTAN in a 9 minute gory novice's duel.
SUBZERO vanquished DEFIANCE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  15 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  37 -  3      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  81 -  8      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  28 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  22 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 10         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TARGEN 5783                20  13  4  124 IRON TIGERS (484)
WALL OF STEEL    PINK BEAR 5883             15   7  1   90 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAC 3965                    8   7  2   71 BLITZKRIEG (271)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TARGEN 5783.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BIBIDY-BOBIDY-BOO 6085.  The ten other most popular fighters were TROJAN MAN 5710, 

The least popular fighter this week was BRICKHOUSE 5960.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SCORPINE 6119, DEFIANCE 6122, WASTEM WUORNOS 6123, OBLIVIOUS 6101, 
HATRED 5938.

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

TARGEN (36-5783) IRON TIGERS (484)