Date   : 02/26/2004    Duedate: 03/10/2004


DM-56    TURN-346

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-3721) [18-5-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELEVEN BLADE                   MACHINE
(56-3721) [18-5-0,126]         (56-3795) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REDHORSE (207)                 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3700) [17-18-3,72]         (56-3796) [1-0-0,11]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            42
2. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)      32      REDHORSE (207)
3. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       16      Unchartered Team
4. ARNIE'S ARMY (404)           0
5. REDHORSE (207)             -28      TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)     3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     8  6 1
 2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)           340 394 13 46.3   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     76  99  2 43.4   3/ 3 REDHORSE (207)            5 10 0
 4/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         292 389 14 42.9   4/ 0*TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    3  1 0
 5- 4*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)         3   4  0 42.9   5- 4*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        2  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #77 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The Golden Moon, Lady Protector Artemisia commanding, was approaching the Urt
Delta from the northeast as the day drew to a close.  Her goal was Zukal, but as soon
as the ship came within sight of land, she would anchor and wait for daylight.  The
maze of channels and islands that formed the delta was not something to attempt at
night.  At least, not now.  A decade ago there had been an intricate network of
beacons that a skilled and familiar pilot could use to reach the city's docks at any
hour, but the invasion from the East had put an end to that.  The defenders had
destroyed the beacons to hamper their foes, and the triumphant invaders of Zukal had
neither the knowledge or desire to restore the system.
     Artemisia's lip curled.  The Easterners called the people of Alastari
barbarians, because many of their cultures were young.  But if the 'civilized' old
cultures of the East didn't--or couldn't--restore safe shipping, who was the true
     The lookout shouted that land was in sight, and Artemisia turned to squint into
the setting sun.  But she was lower than the man on the mast and couldn't see the
dark line of the shore yet.  With a shrug, she turned to look the other way,
searching the sky for a warning of the sudden storms that had given this great lake
its name.  That horizon was clear, also.  She didn't quite trust it, but...the sky
was clear and the wind was steady.  Good enough, for now.
     When she turned to the west again, she could see land herself, the long, dark
hump of Barikala Island, silhouetted against the crimson sky.  The sun vanished from
sight, and its light was replaced by the broad, slightly greenish beam that shot
straight upward from the center of Barikala.  Around her, the sailors moved to place
the ship in a safe position and run out the anchors for the night; her first officer
needed no instructions to handle that.
     That beam of light over Barikala was also new since the invasion, and Artemisia
wished her friend Beag Magda were here.  The Elf understood such things.  Or at least
knew how to think about them, because nobody understood just what that blazing beacon
was...other than dangerous.  No one who had landed on Barikala in the last few years
had returned from there to tell what they'd seen.
     The lookout called down something else that she couldn't hear over the bustling
sounds of sails being lowered and anchor chains creaking off their drums.  One of the
sailors halfway down the mast below him shouted up, got an answer, and came hurrying
     "Koro says there's something coming out through the delta," the sailor reported.
"He isn't sure what, the light's about gone, but it might be a group of canoes.  They
aren't in a main channel, anyway."
     Artemisia glanced to the side.  Her first officer was there, as he should be.
"We may have an attack coming up," she said quietly.
     He nodded and moved off to make sure the crew was ready.
     Artemisia tapped her fingers on the hilt of her cutlass, reviewing
possibilities, then shrugged.  It was useless to speculate without more information,
and dangerous to formulate plans under such circumstances.  She would have to wait
upon events.


     Ghenis glared down into the alley where the last of the soldiers were marching
past.  Nothing had happened.  The dark god he had believed he served had not
responded.  The Ferencian was lying to them all.  But somewhere, he knew, there was
such a dark demongod, and he vowed to find it.  And the Ferencian liar would be the
first sacrifice....
     He withdrew carefully from the roof above the alley.  It would be a good idea to
get out of Zukal for a while.  Out from under that liar Pelishtekan's eye, so that he
could think and lay his plans in relative safety.  Niatoli Island, that's where he
would go.  The false cult already had a 'mission' there, and Cousin Og would be his,
Ghenis's, first recruit.

The Isle of the Eye:

     Beag Magda sat at a small table near the back of the Two Lilies and swirled the
last of the tea in her cup moodily.  She had no fault to find with the Lilies, they
knew her here and always gave her the same table.  And the tea, as usual, was
excellent.  Something was wrong somewhere, but it was less definite--and more
important--than a problem with the service, or a mediocre cup of tea.  She was almost
afraid to look into her cup.
     That was nonsense.  It was only the unknown that should be feared, and once she
read the tea leaves, the problem would not be unknown.  Well, it would not be
completely unknown, but tea leaves were a very imprecise method of diagnosis and
prognostication.  With a little shake, she threw off the dark mood, emptied the last
swallow of tea into the saucer, and peered into the cup at the leaves clinging to its
bottom and sides.
     She could feel the hair trying to rise on the back of her neck.  The leaves
seemed to be swimming in a web of shadows.  The patterns they formed all indicated as
plainly as tea leaves could that something very dark was impending.  But nothing was
clear.  Who was menaced, and by what?  How soon?
     Beag Magda set the cup down very carefully, because her hand was trying to
shake, and laid coins beside it to pay for the tea.  She needed more information, and
she couldn't get it here.


     Lord Protector Ipecac stalked ashore and glared around for someone to share his
outrage.  Anyone who recognized him in time--and Stormcrowe was a small island with a
limited population who generally DID recognize one another--departed hastily.  Lady
Protector Snowfall wasn't quite fast enough.  "Do you know what HAPPENED?" Ipecac
     Looking distinctly queasy, Snowfall shook her head.
     "My ship was ATTACKED," the warrior from Emetics snapped.  He didn't notice when
the shapely woman flinched from his vehemence; people were always doing that around
him.  He stalked closer, dropping his voice for privacy.  "Monsters," he hissed.
"Demons out of the waves.  Half shark, half man, you might say.  Others like kraken.
They were summoned by a dark wizard on a black ship.  We have to do something about
     Snowfall swallowed a couple of times, then said, "Why?  And how?"
     Ipecac raised his eyebrows.  "You want to live on nothing but fish caught in the
harbor?" he asked.  "They could blockade us!  And what if they decide to come ashore
and attack us here on the island?"  He frowned thoughtfully.  "Probably it's part of
some Karnhorn plot, and if we don't nip it in the bud, they'll be all over us,
murdering and enslaving.  Can't have that."
     "No," Snowfall agreed faintly, "we can't have that.  But how do we stop them?"
     "We fight, of course!"  He hesitated, perhaps realizing that such a plan was
lacking in useful details.  "All the ships will have to be armed with...catapults,"
he suggested.  "And...none of them going out alone.  Yes.  And we need to find any
wizards on the island and recruit them to help fight, and more importantly to find
out what we're up against.  That's a beginning."  He nodded firmly.  "We need to
start right away!"
     Snowfall turned quickly to the rail at the edge of the dock and fed the fish her
lunch, then straightened.  "Yes, I can see that.  Wizards, catapults, convoys.  No
time to waste...."

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Rocanis!

     Check out our performance last turn.  Can you believe it?  Because Eleven Blade
had the same point standings that I did we got only 4 prizes instead of 5 and thus
were robbed of a free turn.  Cheated by our own success!
     You've seen my last arena fight, I'm sitting out in protest from now on (not
really, I just think I might be able to TV once before I go to the isle).  I'll
hopefully graduate on the basis of tourney success someday.  4-0 Prolene is also
through here.  She bids you farewell:  9(1)-11(2)-7-17-17-13-13 master rip/parry,
adex init/def, exp attack, low/vl, and that darn battle axe was indeed her favorite.
Maybe mistress Greywand will let her use it now despite being way too weak to swing
it for long here in the past.  "Aggressive by nature and favors initiative routines".
I like that, a girl after my own heart!
     My thanks to Mountain Goat for another 3 skills.  I like to say one last time:
That sure is a scraggly little beard you got there.  I guess it was kinda distracting
me last turn so I ended up hitting you in the abdomen instead of that right leg I was
aiming at....


                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ROCANIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  On their very first turn, TOOLS OF 
TORMENT had a 3-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to 
ROCANIS.  And let's see, JONATHANNIE fought JAVELINO and gained 17 points and 
contributed to BAD APPLES' 3-2-0.  MOUNTAIN GOAT has lost to APPLEMINT, falling 13 
points, while helping make REDHORSE a 1-4-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability 
to defend the throne, TENACULUM has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask 
ELEVEN BLADE about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for 
a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that Mylar's uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721            18   5  0   126       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TENACULUM 3735               13   5  0   123       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 APPLEMINT 3736               12   8  1    91       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN TOE 3683              16  23  1    85       REDHORSE (207)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           17  18  3    72       REDHORSE (207)
 DEADFALL 3685                11  27  0    69       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONATHANNIE 3747              9   7  0    63       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVELINO 3728                12   9  0    51       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762             7   2  0    46       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                 7   9  0    30       REDHORSE (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALOMINO 3766                 3   2  0    21       REDHORSE (207)
 MACHINE 3795                  1   0  0    15       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
-ROSE HIPS 3774                1   1  0    13       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 MECHANISM 3796                1   0  0    11       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
-L. GLUTAMINE 3772             1   0  0    10       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 CANDY APPLE 3786              2   2  0     8       BAD APPLES (187)
-STEARIC 3788                  1   0  0     8       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 DOHICKEY 3793                 1   0  0     5       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 18-GAUGE 3792                 0   1  0     1       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 DEVICE 3797                   0   1  0     1       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA25 3791              0  1 0 GENERAL SURGERY 267   HAKKON TAIN 20        346 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tenaculum -- Thanks be to hoof and horn that you won again!  Or I would have had to
write a column!  Good luck getting that invite. -- Mountain Goat

Deadfall -- You didn't need to drop down to your knees.  I'm nearly as tall as you, I
could reach you just fine. -- Broken Toe

Eleven Blade -- (smiling) Thanks.  There's nothing wrong with any of my toes.  My big
toes are double-jointed so I can make them look really strange if I want to, that's
how I got the nickname. -- Broken Toe

Bitter Vetch -- That's more like it.  Your style is just weird and scary, I like
having you down in a class where you can't reach me...no wait, you can still reach
me.  And if I don't get matched against you it'll probably be Jonathannie, who is not
so scary but twice as rude.  Drat. -- Javelino

Jonathannie -- Personally I like apples baked in cinnamon and butter.  Mmm!  If that
happened to you I wouldn't be sorry, either. -- Javelino

Jonathannie -- Oh darn.  How did you learn four skills and get a shiny new rating?  I
don't like you anymore. -- Hedgehog

Bitter Vetch -- I never had bristles, and if you hone your dagger with your years I'm
sure it's quite dull. -- Hedgehog

Candy Apple -- That was a pretty good fight.  I liked the part where we stood quietly
and studied each other.  As I was studying you I noticed that, although you're not
ill suited to that weapon, you didn't really seem to like it either.  Maybe you
wouldn't be making so many poor attacks if you had a blade that felt good in your
hands. -- Palomino

4-0 Prolene -- Congratulations on getting your invite the same turn you survived the
Dark Arena!  Close one! -- Mila, mgr. Redhorse

Eleven Blade -- And there you ARE again, and me still a ten.  (sigh)  It's hard. --

Broken Toe -- I sincerely hope you broke your OTHER toes that time. -- Deadfall

Javelino -- Pig. -- Bitter Vetch

Hedgehog -- Hmm, I wonder if I can use your spikes or whatever they are to do quill
embroidery?  I'll have to experiment with 'em. -- Jonathannie

Palomino -- (disgruntled and grumbling)  Isn't there anyone else in this arena to
fight but you caravan raiders? -- Candy Apple

4-0 Prolene -- I'm glad you survived the night fight, we would have MISSED you.  In
fact, we've missed you several times.... -- Applemint

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

3 March 2004

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


5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA25 was butchered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ELEVEN BLADE devastated DEADFALL in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
4-0 PROLENE handily defeated BROKEN TOE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
APPLEMINT vanquished MOUNTAIN GOAT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JAVELINO was defeated by JONATHANNIE in a 2 minute fight.
BITTER VETCH demolished HEDGEHOG in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PALOMINO won victory over DEVICE in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
CANDY APPLE was overpowered by MACHINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
18-GAUGE was defeated by DOHICKEY in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
MECHANISM won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  26 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 346 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      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ELEVEN BLADE 3721          18   5  0  126 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             12   8  1   91 BAD APPLES (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747            9   7  0   63 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              12   9  0   51 REDHORSE (207)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762           7   2  0   46 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MECHANISM 3796.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELEVEN BLADE 3721, 
JAVELINO 3728, DEVICE 3797, MACHINE 3795, and DOHICKEY 3793.

The least popular fighter this week was CANDY APPLE 3786.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEDGEHOG 3748, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, BROKEN TOE 3683, DEADFALL 
3685, DA25 3791, DOHICKEY 3793, MACHINE 3795, DEVICE 3797, JAVELINO 3728, and 

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


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

4-0 PROLENE (56-2570) GENERAL SURGERY (267)