DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2004    Duedate: 03/15/2004

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-429

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARS
WANDERERS (329)
(41-3989) [9-2-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARS                           YELLOW BRICK TOAD
WANDERERS (329)                HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)
(41-3989) [9-2-0,91]           (41-4018) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TORA HAMLIN                    PORTERHOUSE ARREST
WANDERERS (329)                GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
(41-3983) [10-5-1,64]          (41-4059) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)       44
2. HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)      40      BIRDS (286)
3. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)      31      Unchartered Team
4. LOOD FOOD (367)             23
5. HELTER SKELTER (350)        20      THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           8  7 1
 2/ 8*HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)     9   6  0 60.0   2/ 3*WOLF PACK (361)           8  7 1
 3- 1*LIQUOR CABINET (366)       6   4  2 60.0   3/ 7*GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)    8  7 0
 4- 3*WONDERLAND (358)          11   8  1 57.9   4- 2*LIQUOR CABINET (366)      6  4 2
 5- 4*MAD COWS (363)             5   4  0 55.6   5/ 6*HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)    6  4 0
 6/ 2*WOLF PACK (361)            8   7  1 53.3   6/ 4*MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)       6  8 0
 7/ 7*GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)     8   7  0 53.3   7- 5*MAD COWS (363)            5  4 0
 8/ 6 BIRDS (286)               57  52  4 52.3   8/ 9*HELTER SKELTER (350)      5  8 0
 9/ 9 WANDERERS (329)          288 326  7 46.9   9/ 0*THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)     4  1 0
10-10 LOST SOULS (180)          18  21  2 46.2  10-10*CHAZZARIUM (371)          4  6 0
11/ 5*BLITZKRIEG (359)           8  10  3 44.4  11/ 8 BIRDS (286)               4  8 0
12/11*MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)        8  10  1 44.4  12/12*BLITZKRIEG (359)          4 10 2
13-13*CHAZZARIUM (371)           4   6  0 40.0  13/13*OLD SCHOOL (368)          4 11 0
14/12*HELTER SKELTER (350)       5   8  0 38.5  14-11*WONDERLAND (358)          3  1 0
15/14*OLD SCHOOL (368)           4  11  0 26.7  15/14*LOOD FOOD (367)           3  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/15*LOOD FOOD (367)            3  11  0 21.4  16-15 LOST SOULS (180)          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 #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Hallie O'Dene did not stay in Valamantis.  She hadn't been able to get an
audience with the ruler of the city-state, Garlor Shanmarrik, and the clerk to whom
she had given her warning had been...disbelieving.  Had, in fact, threatened her with
imprisonment if she "stirred up unrest."  A very proper bureaucrat, he'd been.
Hallie considered slicing off his ears and nailing them to the wall, or possibly 
nailing the man's ears to the wall without slicing them off, but such action would
serve no purpose but to express her anger, so she didn't.  There really wasn't any
point in that.  She gave her warning to Arenamistress Sitalva, who was at least
polite, and then went on her way.  Carefully circling wide around the ruins of Old
Valamantis and ghosts of the ancient city that came and went unstably above them.
The people of Valamantis, in the person of the Lord's clerk, had chosen to ignore her
warning, and there were others she had to find and warn, others who might listen.
     Arenamistress Sitalva did not exactly believe Hallie's warning about the danger
from the Bloodgames, but she didn't disbelieve, either.  She had already seen the
mirage-like ancient towers above the bloody ground.  She had seen those ghostly
towers before, after other Bloodgames, had accepted them as a normal illusion there.
     Maybe she needed to re-think "normal."
     She couldn't imagine anyone resurrecting Old Valamantis for any kind of GOOD
reason.
     The oldest levels of the city were Folstrom.
     And saturated with dark magic.

Mordant:

     Mordant was like a stirred up hive of bees, full of activity, and hostile to any
stranger who had the misfortune to get in the way.  She guessed that she wouldn't
have any more luck getting in to see Queen Talissen of Mordant than she had in
Valamantis.  Which was frustrating, since it was a serious warning she had to
deliver.  Well, she hadn't expected this to be easy....
     After a moment's thought, she headed straight for the arena, bypassing the
palace entirely.  There would be people who'd listen to her at the arena, because she
was one of them.  Kakar was arenamaster in Mordant, she'd met him once.  A grim man,
but who wouldn't be if they had to live in Mordant?  She avoided looking at the
pitted black stone that most of the city was built of, and the windowless
architecture.  The Mordanti were a grim people all around.
     The arena was seething with activity and speculation, though it wasn't fight
day.  Rumors were flying; before she managed to locate the arenamaster, Hallie heard
seven different versions of "an attack on the Queen!" which had been foiled by a
gladiator, or maybe more than one gladiator, or maybe it had been made by a
gladiator, or only reported by a gladiator, or....  The attack on the Queen, if it
had happened at all, was the main topic, but there was a froth of other rumors in the
background: monsters in various likely or unlikely places, out in the swamp, down in
Valamantis, in the Syrinwald lake, or up in the mountains.  A war that might or might
not be happening between two different kingdoms in the south, and even the supposed
participants kept changing--Trocar, Rocanis, Xochithlan, the wild Rirorni.  Banditry
around Tricorus; she shrugged that one off.  There was always banditry around
Tricorus.
     Arenamaster Kakar was closeted with a sober looking man, tall for a Kannar, and
richly dressed.  Kakar didn't actually refuse to listen to Hallie, but he made it
clear that he didn't have much time to spare.
     Hallie shrugged.  The way things had been going since she'd set out to spread
the warning, his attitude was no surprise.  She wondered in passing whether Khaldren
could have managed some kind of spell that made people unwilling to listen.  Not that
it mattered at the moment.  "I bring word of a powerful wizard who has come out of
the past to spread disaster in our time," she began.  "He is a wizard from drowned
Krael, and he claims the intention to resurrect Celestinvael and other lost cities
and build a new empire in Alastari."
     The tall man leaned forward, suddenly frowning.  "Celestinvael is five hundred
years dead," he stated.  "How can this be 'resurrected'?"  Celestinvael was also,
Hallie knew, the closest of the dangerous ruins to Mordant, unless you counted Old
Valamantis--which Khaldren hadn't mentioned.
     "I'm no wizard," she answered.  "I don't know.  But he stated his intention to
use 'blood magic' to do it, which he believes will work even with the Arcanum in
flux."  She shrugged.  "I don't know about magic, but he seemed confidant, and I saw
him work spells of great power."
     "No doubt we've mages around who can confirm or deny this possibility," the tall
man said.  "I will carry the warning to Queen Talissen and set our magicians to
work."  Seeing her surprise, he added, "I am Allech Rabo, Her Majesty's Herald.  I
have the authority to take these steps."
     "Good!  You might pass word to Valamantis, too--I couldn't get to see anyone but
a damned clerk.  If it's blood magic at work, well, there was a lot of blood spilled
in Old Valamantis just over a month ago--"
     "Mordan!"  The Herald leaped to his feet.  "The Bloodgames!  If blood magic
still works, then the danger is extreme!  I must go to the Queen at once!"
     "And I will speak to the gladiators of this city about the dangers ahead," Kakar
said when the Herald had gone.  "Doubtless they will be called upon to take arms
against enemies of Mordant."

Iaye:

     The first ground tremors made people uneasy, but no more than that.  There had
been small earthquakes for months now, mostly centered on Seam and its underground
disturbances.  They posed no threat to the island, except in the case of those boats
who were just coming into the docks when tremor-waves hit.  And even that...the
sailors of Iaye were skilled, and they had learned to deal with it.
     But the mild tremors didn't stop, they were replaced by serious jolts, and the
ground underfoot shivered like jelly in a bowl.  All the sailors who could took their
ships out of the harbor and around the island toward the center of the Trier.  No one
wanted to get caught by a bigger wave than usual and shoved onto a rocky shore.
     Once the ships were safely away from the land, alarm turned to eager
speculation.  Did this herald new geysers for Seam?  Would a volcano erupt and
destroy the town entirely?  Bets were placed.  After all, Seam wasn't THEIR town....
Or maybe this quake would strike a little closer to home, like the one that had
cracked open the Ogre's Tomb in Point.  That thought sobered people.  There had
been...things in the Tomb, and it had taken all the warriors who could reach Point to
deal with them.  What else might be down there, to be released by a fresh earthquake?
They didn't really want to know.
     Most of the ships were strung out parallel to the coast north of Point and Iaye.
Far enough apart not to damage each other if something went wrong, close enough to
pass messages along.  The message that came up from the southern end of the line near
sunset was unexpected, and more than a little alarming.  Everyone knew there were
ruins under the lake between Point and the island of Iaye.  But nobody had expected
them to rise.
     And none of the half-remembered stories of Krael made people happy about the
great city's reappearance.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of KATI-TEI!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  
Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  GLAD TO MEAT YOU is now 
ranked 3rd with a 3-2-0 turn.  It seems so recently people were saying HELPLESS 
ANIMALS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 1.  I guess they're washed 
no more...  A team with purpose!  A team with the skill to back up their boasts!  
Getting a 4-1-0 their first time out is THAT'S MY BUSH!.  What's with FROG OF WAR?  
He actually beat MEMPHIS MAFIA's JEALOUSY, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at HELPLESS ANIMALS while they watched FROG OF WAR 
clobber JEALOUSY.  She lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  BETHANNE GRACE was reminded on the sands why PELICAN is Duelmaster.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, BLITZKRIEG!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at WOLF PACK ain't reelin'!  BLITZKRIEG's 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, OSTRICH!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  RHAYNE was plum wore out after FERRETOLOGY pounded 'im silly 
in a Bloodfeud.  MEMPHIS MAFIA'll have to get a little better before going after 
FERRETOLOGY again!  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  
To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARS 3989                     9   2  0    91       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETHANNE GRACE 3984           8   7  1    66       WANDERERS (329)
 TORA HAMLIN 3983             10   5  1    64       WANDERERS (329)
 JEHU 3963                    12   9  1    63       WANDERERS (329)
-DERVISH KNIGHT 2047           6   3  0    57       LOST SOULS (180)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLAGUE LORD 2043              6   4  1    52       LOST SOULS (180)
 YELLOW BRICK TOAD 4018        3   0  0    40       HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTRICH 3970                  7   7  0    32       BIRDS (286)
-ALICE 3993                    3   1  1    32       WONDERLAND (358)
-WHITE RABBIT 3994             3   1  0    32       WONDERLAND (358)
-BOTOX BARBIE 3928             2   0  0    29       HELTER SKELTER (350)
-HOOCH 4042                    2   0  1    28       LIQUOR CABINET (366)
 MR. SALTY 4072                2   0  0    28       LOOD FOOD (367)
 SADISTA FAIRBORNE 4006        4   0  0    27       MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)
 OSPRY 3988                    3   4  1    26       BIRDS (286)
-BOOZEHOUND 4041               2   0  0    25       LIQUOR CABINET (366)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERRETOLOGY 4019              3   0  0    23       HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)
 RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4061          3   0  0    22       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059       2   1  0    21       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 WHIPPED TOPPING 4045          1   2  0    20       LOOD FOOD (367)
 FROG OF WAR 4085              1   0  0    20       HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)
 SATURN 3990                   4   7  0    19       WANDERERS (329)
-XXX 4038                      2   0  1    19       LIQUOR CABINET (366)
-THE WALRUS 3995               3   1  0    18       WONDERLAND (358)
-MOOOOOOO! 4024                2   0  0    16       MAD COWS (363)
 DISCOMFORT ZONE 4090          1   0  0    16       THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)
 RING LEADER 4099              1   0  0    16       BLITZKRIEG (359)
 LION RINGER 4014              2   1  1    15       WOLF PACK (361)
-PRIDEFULL 2359                2   1  0    14       LOST SOULS (180)
-GOT BLOOD? 4083               1   0  0    14       MAD COWS (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RONNY HANNA 4071              1   1  0    12       CHAZZARIUM (371)
 HOLY SCHLITZ 4052             1   2  0    11       OLD SCHOOL (368)
 TERRIERS 4088                 1   0  0    10       THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)
 $BLING$ 3925                  1   2  0    10       HELTER SKELTER (350)
 BATAAN 4001                   2   2  1     9       BLITZKRIEG (359)
 RHAYNE 4009                   2   2  1     9       MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)
 FEDERAL CUFFLINK 4087         1   0  0     9       THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)
 BIG GULP 4047                 0   3  0     9       LOOD FOOD (367)
 BDYY 3997                     2   2  0     8       BLITZKRIEG (359)
 TOWER 4012                    2   1  0     8       WOLF PACK (361)
-UDDERLY POED 4023             1   1  0     8       MAD COWS (363)
 ME SILLY 4098                 1   0  0     8       MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)
 BARRIFFS 4089                 1   0  0     8       THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)
 PISTONS MCGUIRE 3926          2   1  0     7       HELTER SKELTER (350)
 BIFF RULES 4015               2   1  0     7       WOLF PACK (361)
 CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080      2   0  0     7       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
-WHITE KNIGHT 4064             1   0  0     7       WONDERLAND (358)
-TIP THIS! 4021                1   0  0     7       MAD COWS (363)
-FALCON 4004                   0   1  0     7       BIRDS (286)
 KING FISHER 4005              1   3  0     6       BIRDS (286)
 JEALOUSY 4007                 1   3  0     6       MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)
-HERGROM 4069                  1   1  0     6       CHAZZARIUM (371)
-BARON BREWSKIE 4037           0   2  0     6       LIQUOR CABINET (366)
 BARNICLE BILL 4000            1   1  1     5       BLITZKRIEG (359)
 PAPER TIGER 4016              1   2  0     5       HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)
 TURBO PLEASE-BOX 4049         1   2  0     5       OLD SCHOOL (368)
 SALEM'S OCELOT 4084           1   0  0     5       HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)
 TRUE GRIT 4013                1   2  0     5       WOLF PACK (361)
-TORCH MY MONKEY 4067          1   1  0     5       CHAZZARIUM (371)
-PASSION 2360                  1   1  0     4       LOST SOULS (180)
 EGGS OVERLY EASY 4044         0   3  0     3       LOOD FOOD (367)
-CHICK MAGNATE 4070            0   2  0     2       CHAZZARIUM (371)
-COLD HANDS 4022               0   2  0     2       MAD COWS (363)
 GAMBIT 4008                   0   2  0     2       MEMPHIS MAFIA (360)
 MISUNDERESTIMATED 4086        0   1  0     1       THAT'S MY BUSH! (373)
-AL'AMED 2370                  0   1  0     1       LOST SOULS (180)
 FROTHENSTEIN 4100             0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAPPY PEASANT 7        0  1 0   1                   JEHU 3963             429 NONE    
MAN O' WAR 4097        0  1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370  MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     429 NONE    
PHIDO 4096             0  1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370  WURM KIN 27           429 NONE    
PRIME TIME 4079        0  1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370  BARNICLE BILL 4000    428         
GOOD VS WEEVIL 4017    0  1 0 HELPLESS ANIMALS 362  RHAYNE 4009           426 JUST REV
WHIP-CRASH 3927        0  3 0 HELTER SKELTER 350    ARENAMASTER JAILON 23 429 NONE    
KEGGER 4082            0  1 0 HELTER SKELTER 350    WURM KIN 27           429 NONE    
DA 2 4102              0  1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     429 NONE    
DA 1 4101              0  1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368        BLACK ORC 20          429 NONE    
VINYL SPASM 4081       1  1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368        LION RINGER 4014      429         
ZUCCHINI TOAST 4050    0  2 0 OLD SCHOOL 368        BATAAN 4001           428         
PAPPY BLUE RIBS 4051   1  1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368        XXX 4038              428         
COSMIC JIGG 4011       1  2 0 WOLF PACK 361         MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     429 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bookie -- The personals are kinda boring in this arena.  Looking for personality in
here is kinda like looking for WMD's in Iraq.  We know they are there, just can't
find them! -- Polarius

Bookie -- Turn me on and find out. -- Turbo Please-Box

XXX -- Why you little maggot!  You slimy twinkle-toed cork sucker!  How dare you kill
poor ol' Pappy!  We will make you pay for your transgression, you stuttering
chromosome. -- Otto "Old School Rules" Frothingslosh

Eggs -- Yes, you were indeed overly easy.  I feel so unsatisfied. -- Vinyl Spasm

Botox Barbie -- It's that bleached blonde hair.  I can't stand it.  Much too hasty
for me. -- Saturn

If that concubine is virginal, I'm...I don't know what I am.  Another of the same?
Something unlikely, anyway.  I mean, her moves...!  And her talk!  Sheesh. -- Jehu

I declare the Veteran Mercenary to be unfit.  He shall not get any more beers on the
basis of his "veteran" status, as he has plainly spent all his time copying reports
and hiding cases of canned ham. -- Mars

Maybe they ought to call this one the Veteran Concubine? -- Tora Hamlin

The Happy Peasant is nuts, but then, we knew that. -- Bethanne Grace

Bookie -- Wow, personals form another team!  It's been a long time since we've seen
that. -- Leeta, Wanderers, not a Frothingslosher

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHIP-CRASH was butchered by ARENAMASTER JAILON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
COSMIC JIGG was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA 2 was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN O' WAR was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
PHIDO was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 1 was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
KEGGER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
FERRETOLOGY viciously subdued RHAYNE in a exciting 5 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
YELLOW BRICK TOAD viciously subdued OSTRICH in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
$BLING$ unbelievably bested BIG GULP in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
EGGS OVERLY EASY was defeated by TOWER in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
TRUE GRIT was overpowered by MR. SALTY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BARNICLE BILL was handily defeated by WHIPPED TOPPING in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
BATAAN was demolished by OSPRY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BDYY was viciously subdued by HOLY SCHLITZ in a 1 minute novice's Challenge battle.
GAMBIT was outlasted by CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS in a 9 minute Challenge conflict.
PORTERHOUSE ARREST viciously subdued SATURN in a 5 minute Challenge bout.
PELICAN devastated BETHANNE GRACE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MARS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
JEHU executed HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TORA HAMLIN overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SADISTA FAIRBORNE bested FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute bout.
PAPER TIGER was narrowly defeated by FEDERAL CUFFLINK in a 2 minute novice's duel.
LION RINGER viciously butchered VINYL SPASM in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
JEALOUSY was demolished by FROG OF WAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
TURBO PLEASE-BOX was beaten by BARRIFFS in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
KING FISHER was defeated by ME SILLY in a 3 minute novice's bout.
RUBIX CUBESTEAK vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PISTONS MCGUIRE was overcome by DISCOMFORT ZONE in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
BIFF RULES was viciously subdued by RING LEADER in a 8 minute gory novice's bout.
TERRIERS vanquished FROTHENSTEIN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MISUNDERESTIMATED was luckily beaten by SALEM'S OCELOT in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  14 -  3      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  17 -  1      39  |

Turn 429 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MARS 3989                   9   2  0   91 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    BETHANNE GRACE 3984         8   7  1   66 WANDERERS (329)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEHU 3963                  12   9  1   63 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       YELLOW BRICK TOAD 4018      3   0  0   40 HELPLESS ANIMALS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TORA HAMLIN 3983.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059.  The ten other most popular fighters were LION 
RINGER 4014, BIG GULP 4047, FERRETOLOGY 4019, DISCOMFORT ZONE 4090, YELLOW BRICK TOAD 
4018, RING LEADER 4099, MISUNDERESTIMATED 4086, SADISTA FAIRBORNE 4006, FEDERAL 
CUFFLINK 4087, and OSTRICH 3970.

The least popular fighter this week was GAMBIT 4008.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080, BIFF RULES 4015, FROTHENSTEIN 4100, VINYL 
SPASM 4081, BETHANNE GRACE 3984, SATURN 3990, TRUE GRIT 4013, EGGS OVERLY EASY 4044, 
RHAYNE 4009, and KEGGER 4082.

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

PELICAN (41-3949) BIRDS (286)