Date   : 04/15/2004    Duedate: 04/28/2004


DM-38    TURN-445

This Weeks Top Honors


(38-4380) [18-2-1,186]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NUTCRACKER                     WOLF
ALL FINESSE (384)              WILD THINGS (395)
(38-4380) [18-2-1,186]         (38-4422) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORRIBIE                       DINGIL BILL
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4317) [18-24-1,90]         (38-4428) [7-11-0,51]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL FINESSE (384)           35
2. DENNY'S BKFAST (367)        28      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. WILD THINGS (395)           19      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)             17
5. BARHOPPERS (377)             0      WILD THINGS (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BARHOPPERS (377)           3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           9  6 1
 2/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)        104  77  4 57.5   2/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)         7  4 0
 3/ 3*WILD THINGS (395)          4   4  0 50.0   3/ 3*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      7  8 0
 4/ 5*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)       7   8  0 46.7   4/ 4*WILD THINGS (395)         4  4 0
 5/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          269 351  7 43.4   5- 5*BARHOPPERS (377)          1  0 0
 6- 6*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        3   5  0 37.5   6- 6*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       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 #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition


     Ka D'Argo looked at his crew of "explorers" and shrugged.  They were a motley
bunch, drawn from several teams, managers, and arenas, people he'd found passing
through Valamantis on their way from one place to another.  Mostly from the arenas
where they were fighting--most of them were still in Basic--to some holiday spot for
a week's recreation.  Most people assumed that gladiators always stayed home,
practicing relentlessly, but that was the way to dull your edge, not improve it.  He
glanced at Arenamistress Sitalva, but she shook her head slightly.  It was his show,
     He took a breath and began.  "You see the towers of Old Valamantis, raised by
blood sorcery."
     Everyone turned to look.
     Smeds of The Black Company, Mordant, sniffed dismissively.  "Second class
stonework," he declared.  The Dwarf's gesture took in needle-thin towers webbed
together with bridges like dreams.  "Not really stonework at all; that's built with
magic.  Was built with magic in the beginning."
     "Stupid," agreed Shamu (The Watchmen, Cliffhome).  The two Dwarves nodded at
each other.  "Unreliable.  Not like good honest stones that stay up whether you're
paying attention to them or not."
     Goblin (The Taken, Kaltos) frowned at the no-longer-ruined city.  "You mean
somebody's got to pay attention to that all the time, or it falls down?" he asked in
a voice like gravel grinding together.
     "Not EXACTLY," murmured Lavender Lance (Colour Guards, Illis).  Quickly, before
the two Dwarves could protest, she added, "In principle, yes, quite possibly.  But
nothing is EVER that simple.  What I've heard--I'm no mage, but there's always talk
of magic on Illis, you understand--is that a spell can be put into a THING, like,
well...like the sound is in a bell, maybe.  Or like the light is in a candle.  Under
the right circumstances, it comes out without anybody having to think about it right
THEN, and it keeps on existing as long as the circumstances last.  I suppose I'm
explaining that very BADLY, but--"
     "But we follow it well enough," Sputter (Joka Masher, Dwes Eg, Lord Protector)
finished.  "So there might be a THING that we could break and the towers would fall
down, hmm?"
     "Bringing the towers down again might be a good thing," Ka D'Argos interjected,
"but it won't solve the problem here, even if we could find the right spell-holders
to destroy.  That won't get rid of the people."
     "Zombies," Groblin growled contemptuously.
     "Not entirely," Sitalva said.  "We haven't gone into the old city, but we've
watched it closely, and there are some people who don't appear to be undead."
     "How can you tell?" Smeds demanded.  "Just because somebody's not falling apart
doesn't mean he isn't a NEW zombie."
     "There are live and potent Folstrom wizards in the old city," a new voice said.
The pleasant tenor seemed to come out of empty air but was quickly followed by a man
in a dark blue robe spangled with silver stars, his hair bound back from his youthful
face by a silver band.  He bowed slightly.  "Tensekai," he introduced himself, "known 
here as the Silver Mage.  Bringing down the towers without first destroying the
Folstrom would be futile, a waste of energy.  And not easy, either, as the spells
that uphold the towers are well guarded.  The important thing is that this situation,
unnatural and abominable as it is, gives us a chance to undo a great error out of the
past.  We can destroy the Folstrom this time, rather than merely driving them off."
     "Correct me if I'm wrong," Lavender Lance murmured, batting her eyelashes at the
mage, "but I HAVE read a little history.  I thought the Folstrom weren't destroyed
because it wasn't possible?  They were too strong for the Forces of Good to bring
them down completely."
     Tensekai nodded unhappily.  "That's true.  But we've had three millennia to
study further.  We have new arts and new allies to bring to the battle this time."
     "And what might the Folstrom have learned in three thousand years?" Ka D'Argos

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 493): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 493): SOUL CATCHER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 489): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 453): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 379): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 372): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 493): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 493): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 489): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 453): KAMIKAZI (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 379): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): COLOUR GUARDS (Captain Crayola, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 372): TACO GODS, etc. (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 492): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 488): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 479): KITTY CHOWDER of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That I should have no one but M. Chardinee to fight for the throne is a sad
commentary on this arena.  Perhaps I will be able to hand off the title in a real
fight; at least I can hope so.  Or if everybody in the Challenger Champs is still
tourney timing, maybe not.
     I would tell you the secrets revealed to me by the Commission, but Nick says I'm
"halfway decent" and may fight on the Isle, so not today.
     Amazingly enough, I'm going to miss you.
     Hasta la vista.

                                     Hari Cane

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  FREEDOM TOAST caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DELICIOUS 
put down SLIM SLAM, causing him to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Who 
here was not present for the title fight this week as NUTCRACKER boldly challenged 
HARI CANE in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to 
the grasp of the usurper.  All hail NUTCRACKER, Duelmaster of CLIFFHOME!  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in CLIFFHOME seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in CLIFFHOME these days is DENNY'S BKFAST.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of WILD THINGS last week.  Busy avoiding DENNY'S BKFAST?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUTCRACKER 4380              18   2  1   186       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOBGOBLIN 4400               10   6  1   100       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  24  1    90       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUI GENERIS 4444              8   4  0    66       ALL FINESSE (384)
 CLOCK O'DIAL 4348            13  18  2    59       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                 6   6  0    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DINGIL BILL 4428              7  11  0    51       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLF 4422                     2   0  0    28       WILD THINGS (395)
-SLICK RICK 4468               2   0  0    26       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOGUN 4225                   2   1  0    25       BARHOPPERS (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILESNASPEEDO 4146            3   0  0    23       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 FREEDOM TOAST 4482            1   1  0    21       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 DELICIOUS 4480                2   0  0    19       ALL FINESSE (384)
 LION 4420                     2   0  0    15       WILD THINGS (395)
-CEMENT MIXER 4223             1   0  0    15       BARHOPPERS (377)
 ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            2   0  0    13       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 SNAKE 4419                    0   2  0    10       WILD THINGS (395)
 RETORT 4472                   2   3  0     9       ALL FINESSE (384)
 SLIM SLAM 4481                1   1  0     8       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-DULL ROB 4466                 0   1  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-HYPER BOY 4467                1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 CROCODILE 4418                0   2  0     3       WILD THINGS (395)
 VEGGIELETTE 4149              0   3  0     3       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JAMMER 4452            5  5 0 ALL FINESSE 384       CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     442 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Don't know how long this team will be here, but I need to find out if they're any
good and the only way to do that is by running them.  So, I introduce, the Wild
Things. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Denny's Bkfast -- Mostly, we came away with indigestion! -- Wild Things

Sui Generis -- May there never be more than the one of you. -- Dingil Bill

If beating M. Chardinee qualifies a person for being Duelmaster, I'm qualified. --
P.S.  Somehow, that seems too easy....

The Venomous Concubine is a really BAD person. -- Clock O'Dial

The Ambitious Guard ALMOST got run down!  He's a maniac when he steps off the curb.
-- Runabout
P.S.  And he carries grudges, too.

Jorja -- Is that you or a distant cousin?  Seems a bit dead in here.  We need to
liven things up. -- T'loi
P.S.  Either that or overstep the bounds of good taste.  I've got a set of tassels
with Jiles' name all over them. *eg*

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

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

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

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUI GENERIS devastated CLOCK O'DIAL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
NUTCRACKER vanquished HARI CANE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
DELICIOUS narrowly defeated SLIM SLAM in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
RETORT was devastated by WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KORRIBIE subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
RUNABOUT overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
DINGIL BILL viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 2 minute fight.
JILESNASPEEDO won victory over CROCODILE in a 2 minute duel.
SNAKE lost to ROOTIE TOOTIE in a 1 minute fight.
LION vanquished VEGGIELETTE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FREEDOM TOAST overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 445 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NUTCRACKER 4380            18   2  1  186 ALL FINESSE (384)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORRIBIE 4317.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DINGIL BILL 4428.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELICIOUS 4480, 
GENERIS 4444, LION 4420, FREEDOM TOAST 4482, and CLOCK O'DIAL 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was RETORT 4472.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VEGGIELETTE 4149, ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483, SNAKE 4419, JILESNASPEEDO 4146, 
WOLF 4422, CLOCK O'DIAL 4348, FREEDOM TOAST 4482, LION 4420, SUI GENERIS 4444, and 

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


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

HARI CANE (38-4333) JINDA-BAN (198)