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Date   : 03/10/2004    Duedate: 03/23/2004

HOME GUARD

DM-101    TURN-372

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 COLLEGE RADI 98/1223  120   65  0 64.9      THE STORMGUARDS 31/132                
    BIG APPLE MENACE 65/836                   9 NINJAS 7/1060         169  187  1 47.5
  2 SHADOW GOLD 71/1143   375  243  1 60.7      FROM THE FACE 18/1265                 
    SHADOW AND LIGHT 5/982                      SCIENCE FICTION 6/1152                
  3 4-LETTER ANX 82/1271  242  190  1 56.0      RESURRECTION 2/1065                   
    ORGAN ON THE SANDS 96/1272               10 EMETICS 45/1242        38   42  0 47.5
    WOMEN LOVE ME FOR MY 82/1274                BUMS 'R' US 60/1142                   
    ORGANS ON THE SAND 97/1273                  JOYS OF BOOZE 33/1209                 
  4 MAGICK 60/955         505  402  4 55.7   11 VIOLENT FEMS 35/972   383  512  9 42.8
    AND SO IT BEGINS 65/1062                    JUST BECAUSE 38/1228                  
    FORCE OF NATURE 75/747                   12 MY PETS 9/554         448  714 11 38.6
    ALL THAT SLITHERS 65/1176                   GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/812             
    CARTOUCHE 71/1111                           RHYME TYME 55/449                     
    EDGE OF EXTINCTION 71/973                13 BLUE MOON 9/1025      421  712  3 37.2
  5 QUBIT 10/1136         715  592  5 54.7      BAD APPLES 56/1091                    
    VERMIN! 82/1267                             CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/1093             
    JOKA MASHER! 60/833                         REFORMERS 64/1095                     
    TRIPLE CROWN 15/990                      14 MY DRUGS 98/1222       12   22  0 35.3
    SIR AGLIO 10/788                         15-U.B.O.S.M. 11/1184     29   56  1 34.1
    VERMIN!! 82/1124                            THE DREIHDENS 74/1278                 
    SNOTZI'S II 33/813                       16 TOWNSVILLAIN 10/1252   20   41  0 32.8
    JOKA MASHER 82/917                          POWERPUFF GIRLS 12/1145               
  6 ANARCHY 19/1151        24   22  1 52.2   17-SUPERIOR KIL 98/1229   10   22  1 31.3
    INDIFFERENCE 7/1250                         SHAO-LIN HEROES 14/1253               
    INSIGNIFICANCE 74/1266                      WORLDWIDE PANIC 36/1263               
  7-SWEORDMASTERS 1/1210   49   48  0 50.5   18-IKER'S CORPS 99/1225    4    9  0 30.8
    BATHTUB ARMADA 7/1196                    19 WIDOWMAKERS 43/1275     1    3  0 25.0
    SUGAR AND SPICE 7/1231                   20 AMERICAN APPR 3/1268    1    4  0 20.0
    MANNEQUIN'S BEST 1/1227                  21 FARSCAPE 10/1277        0    2  0  0.0
  8 OVERLORDS 20/30       123  125  2 49.6

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye, Stronghold Academy:

     "Time," the old wizard said to his students, "is not a simple matter, especially
when considered in the context of the multiverse.  It does not flow at the same speed
in one universe as it does in another.  For instance, what seems like months here in
Alastari may be but a moment in the universe which contains Thallia.  And to
complicate matters further, a moment here may appear, under other circumstances, to
be months in the Thallian world.  This is primarily due to the density of the Chaos
dimension between the universes at the instants of transition, and although it cannot
be reliably calculated, it can be roughly estimated by--"
     The student mages bent to their notes.

Picking up where we left off (only a moment for them) at various places in the
Thallian universe:

     Scarlatti had expected them to go by ship to some other island, or to the
mainland of this world, whatever it was.  But the lizard men were leading the way to
high ground, and from the arrangement of the trees and stones on that knoll, he
realized that the transportation was going to be magical.  Teleportation, perhaps--he
had to remind himself that the instability that made teleportation on Ghea so
dangerous did not apply here.  Wherever here was.  Possibly a true Gate.  Would that
mean that the home of the lizard folk was in a different world, just as Ghea was in a
different world from this one?
     "If they can open this Gate," Carris Fallstar muttered, "they can open a Gate to
Ghea."
     "It's easier to open a Gate that is already there," Fizban pointed out.  "As
this one which will lead us to their home clearly is.  The Gate to OUR home will have
to be found or created first.  We must do this their way--their Gates first."
     "That is the bargain we agreed to," Rogan added.
     "I wasn't suggesting we break it," Carris snapped.  "You humans are too damned
touchy about things like that--which shows your race's basic unreliability.  I was
just making an observation."
     The oldest of the lizard men, the one that might be a wizard, though his regalia
of bones and shells and odd bits of this and that seemed more like the gear of a
witchdoctor, gestured them forward.  They took positions at his direction, along with
an equal number of lizard warriors.
     The old lizard shook his rattle and whistled a call into the sky.  Power rippled
around him.  Around them.  The world faded to gray.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     It was bitterly cold.
     Fizban huddled into his robe and wished for something warmer.  Old men shouldn't
have to be out in weather like this!  And whether or not their new associates were
true cold-blooded reptiles, they were not adapted to function at this temperature.
No wonder they'd wanted the Gheans' help.  No doubt this frozen wasteland was only a
stepping stone to the lizard men's home, but it must be a sore trial to them.  Fizban
turned to speak to the gladiators who were with him.
     One of the snowy humps that littered the landscape straightened up to a height
of seven feet and bared its fangs.

     Power rippled across the sea, turning blue water to steel gray and the clear sky
to a dome of white glass.
     "Sorcery!" the ship's captain gasped.  He made a sign to avert ill fortune.
     A futile sign, Shylock knew.  The power that gripped this ship, the power he
could feel all around him, was too great for such a simple preventive measure.  There
was power enough here to turn the world inside out.
     And that was what it was doing.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Shylock had heard of waterspouts, though he'd never seen one.  He suspected he
was seeing one now--from the inside.  The ship seemed to be spiraling along the inner
surface of a tube of glassy water.  He couldn't guess how fast they were going, and
he rather thought the concept was meaningless here anyway.  His own magical ability
was insufficient to affect anything here--so far.  He vowed silently to work HARD to
increase his knowledge and exercise his skill until such matters would NOT be beyond
him.  But he could observe, and perhaps learn something from this unique experience.
     He glanced around to see how the others on the ship were handling this and
realized that the ship was gone.  Or mostly gone.  He was riding on the ghostly
outline of a ship which had neither hull nor deck nor sails but only what looked like
a draftsman's rendering of those things, and there was no one with him except
Clemenda.

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Captain of the Guard

     Greetings, noble warriors of Home Guard!  I am honored to be the Captain of the
Guard.  I must salute Lord Protector Dirt Worm.  Our rematch for the title was a
great battle that brought the fans to their feet.  I admit, I was concerned when he
once again broke my primary weapon.  I was blessed though, with the strength to
finish the fight.  I strike my sword against my shield Dirt Worm to salute you.  I
would like to face you once again on the sands.
     Olaf, do you know the date of the April (mail-in) tournament?  Could you give us
an updated manager list here?  Not sure if I know all the managers here.
     Who plans on entering the tourney to represent the Guard?  Lord Protectors, I am
curious, if at the split you are forced to move on, what are the destinations you
plan on going to?  I know Lirin Kiv is recruiting.  Their immigration policy is
pretty easy.  My manager, The Icelord has taken warriors from Free Blades and Andoria
there.  I have fought there.  Good arena.  Well, that is enough for this time.  I
hope to be granted the strength to once again hold this title.  Salute.

Crusader Lord of The Stormguards
Captain of the Guard
The Council of Lords

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Again we get together here to hoist a tankard or three and incidentally talk 
about the fights.  Speaking of which, I don't know what they're putting in tankards 
these days, but it makes my head go around in an upsetting way.  So don't stand too 
close, because I'm not paying anybody's cleaning bill.  Or maybe it was the bug that 
bit me last night.  I hate it when that happens.  Buts have no respect, and they 
don't brush their teeth, either.  Filthy creatures.

     The Stormguards avoided Joka Masher!  That's not my exclamation point, it comes 
with the team.
     Bubbles got the most challenges.
     We had thirty-one fights, which you could count yourself if you didn't have 
anything better to do.  Ten challenge matches, of which one was a TV challenge.  Two 
standbys fought.  Nobody died.  Two fights were tied for longest at six minutes.  Six 
minutes?  Are you serious?  At six minutes, you're barely getting warmed up.  You 
need to pace yourselves better.

     The fights, in sorta brief--
     GAR & BRILL (38-4252) (21-28-0,39) of JUST BECAUSE fought MAN O' WAR (15-4517) 
(18-4-1,55) of TRIPLE CROWN.  GAR & BRILL overpowered MAN O' WAR in a 1 minute one-
sided fray.  Horse-burgers?
     SKI MASK (58-5869) (34-54-0,84) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES fought MEAN SPIRIT (101-5) 
(0-0-0,70) of Local Louts.  SKI MASK was overpowered by MEAN SPIRIT in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided fight.  Obviously a mammalian spirit.
     CORAL SNAKE (65-5017) (17-8-0,89) of ALL THAT SLITHERS fought AERYN SUN (10-
4268) (15-9-0,50) of FARSCAPE.  CORAL SNAKE defeated AERYN SUN in an exciting 1 
minute match.
     GROUND POUNDER (74-3058) (15-13-2,81) of INSIGNIFICANCE fought QUONSET (10-4990) 
(22-16-0,47) of QUBIT.  GROUND POUNDER overpowered QUONSET in a 1 minute uneven duel.
     FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE (98-809) (13-12-4,86) of COLLEGE RADIO fought JAKUCHU ITO (7-
5102) (20-14-0,83) of NINJAS.  FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE was vanquished by JAKUCHU ITO in a 
1 minute one-sided bout.
     SWORDBREAKER (43-1087) (26-16-0,94) of WIDOWMAKERS fought FEAR (82-10416) (15-
25-1,75) of 4-LETTER ANXIETY.  SWORDBREAKER was handily defeated by FEAR in an 
exciting 3 minute bloody uneven bout.  Fear's the big enemy, all right.  Everyone 
will tell you that.
     LETHE (9-4782) (30-25-2,96) of BLUE MOON fought PUTZ'N ALONG (60-5437) (29-25-
0,60) of JOKA MASHER!.  LETHE was luckily beaten by PUTZ'N ALONG in an exciting 5 
minute gruesome melee.  Whose luck, eh?
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (45-64-2,100) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought QUIBBLE (10-
4756) (21-39-0,79) of QUBIT.  KOOKABURRA savagely defeated QUIBBLE in a popular 2 
minute gory duel.
     GAMBLE (7-4884) (19-9-2,125) of INDIFFERENCE fought SIR VILE (10-4754) (23-22-
1,136) of SIR AGLIO.  GAMBLE lost to SIR VILE in a 1 minute match.
     SPUTTER (82-15095) (26-12-1,140) of JOKA MASHER fought CARRIE NATION (64-4054) 
(40-69-0,99) of REFORMERS.  SPUTTER demolished CARRIE NATION in a 1 minute one-sided 
fight.  Was he, or was he not, drunk when he did this?
     BUDDERCUP (60-5967) (30-27-0,111) of BUMS 'R' US fought MOD COD (55-2638) (46-
76-1,108) of RHYME TYME.  BUDDERCUP was viciously subdued by MOD COD in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute gory fray.
     MISER (71-3793) (36-18-2,122) of SHADOW GOLD fought IPECAC (45-3625) (21-9-
0,125) of EMETICS.  MISER unbelievably bested IPECAC in a popular 3 minute gruesome 
match.  I believe it.  So does anyone else who tried it.  Nasty stuff.
     TUTANKHAMUN (71-3357) (24-13-0,126) of CARTOUCHE fought HALLIE O'DENE (58-6018) 
(46-61-0,131) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES.  TUTANKHAMUN was devastated by HALLIE O'DENE in a 
1 minute one-sided bout.
     LYTA ALEXANDER (65-5021) (20-9-0,131) of AND SO IT BEGINS fought DITCH RAT (82-
15360) (21-18-3,98) of VERMIN!  LYTA ALEXANDER overpowered DITCH RAT in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
     HYSTERIAS (19-4047) (29-29-3,168) of ANARCHY fought NEXUS (5-4218) (16-4-0,142) 
of SHADOW AND LIGHT.  HYSTERIAS was beaten by NEXUS in an exciting 1 minute match.
     BLACK RHINO (71-1834) (42-30-1,179) of EDGE OF EXTINCTION fought W.T. POOH (33-
4430) (61-47-0,130) of SNOTZI'S II.  BLACK RHINO viciously subdued W.T. POOH in a 
crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
     MASHER (60-4553) (40-38-3,179) of JOKA MASHER! fought BEER GOGGLES (33-6819) 
(25-23-1,106) of JOYS OF BOOZE.  MASHER vanquished BEER GOGGLES in a 1 minute one-
sided fray.
     DELICE THE RED (56-3401) (44-50-1,193) of BAD APPLES fought SPAZZ (33-6207) (39-
33-0,166) of SNOTZI'S II.  DELICE THE RED handily defeated SPAZZ in a popular 1 
minute bloody uneven fight.
     KAIDEN (35-3108) (81-78-2,198) of VIOLENT FEMS fought KATRINA (101-9) (0-0-
0,170) of Local Louts.  KAIDEN was savagely defeated by KATRINA in a popular 2 minute 
bloody brawl.  This should make the standbys happy.
     ONE A DAY (98-799) (18-12-3,214) of MY DRUGS fought AVALANCHE (75-2213) (26-6-
1,186) of FORCE OF NATURE.  ONE A DAY unbelievably bested AVALANCHE in a crowd 
pleasing 6 minute brutal conflict.
     50 SUCKS (60-4129) (60-34-0,238) of JOKA MASHER! fought R'SHANN (20-577) (53-40-
3,191) of OVERLORDS.  50 SUCKS overpowered R'SHANN in a 1 minute one-sided match.

     And the challenge matches--
     MORADOR (2-5089) (19-8-0,74) of RESURRECTION challenged CREDIT LINE (82-1366) 
(0-4-0,34) of WOMEN LOVE ME FOR MY.  Down 40.  MORADOR overpowered CREDIT LINE in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge melee.
     MARY RETZLAFF (3-6119) (17-23-1,61) of AMERICAN APPRAISAL challenged HIGH GUN 
(15-4386) (18-21-2,90) of TRIPLE CROWN.  Up 29.  MARY RETZLAFF was vanquished by HIGH 
GUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     SATOSHI KUNO (7-5229) (17-14-0,51) of NINJAS challenged KIDNEY (96-972) (10-4-
3,86) of ORGAN ON THE SANDS.  Up 35.  SATOSHI KUNO won victory over KIDNEY in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.
     MOJO JOJO (10-4643) (29-31-2,146) of TOWNSVILLAINS challenged TICKLES (9-3486) 
(39-62-1,146) of MY PETS.  Straight across.  MOJO JOJO was handily defeated by 
TICKLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
     KRAC D'CHEVALIERS (31-4345) (19-22-0,149) of THE STORMGUARDS challenged TUM (18-
7380) (19-14-2,150) of FROM THE FACE.  Up 1.  KRAC D'CHEVALIERS was overpowered by 
TUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
     LIBERTY BELLE (12-5448) (25-29-0,171) of POWERPUFF GIRLS challenged DIRT WORM 
(82-2315) (61-29-0,194) of VERMIN!!  Up 23.  LIBERTY BELLE was viciously subdued by 
DIRT WORM in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
     STARBUCK (6-5387) (32-20-0,198) of SCIENCE FICTION challenged BUBBLES (12-4981) 
(26-50-1,198) of POWERPUFF GIRLS.  Straight across.  STARBUCK overpowered BUBBLES in 
a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     TALOS (31-2069) (50-23-0,202) of THE STORMGUARDS challenged QRAPPY (10-4761) 
(41-49-1,217) of QUBIT.  Up 15.  TALOS savagely defeated QRAPPY in a crowd pleasing 6 
minute bloody Challenge duel.
     ISHINOMORI (7-5390) (19-7-1,59) of NINJAS TV challenged HEART (97-1096) (6-8-
4,43) of ORGANS ON THE SAND.  Down 16.  ISHINOMORI devastated HEART in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge fight.

     And for the title:  CRUSADER LORD (31-3946) (40-28-5,271) of THE STORMGUARDS 
challenged EMERALD DRAGONFLY (60-2586) (70-61-2,222) of MAGICK.  Down 49.  CRUSADER 
LORD was vanquished by EMERALD DRAGONFLY in a 1 minute Challenge battle.  
Congratulations to whoever it is who deserves 'em, and I think I need to go find a 
new tankard.  Sorry about that.

                                        Olaf Modeen

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   71  61  2  239  MAGICK (955)               ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 50 SUCKS 60-4129            61  34  0  253  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALOS 31-2069               51  23  0  210  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 STARBUCK 6-5387             33  20  0  209  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 QRAPPY 10-4761              41  50  1  205  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      45  50  1  200  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           62  29  0  196  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 CRUSADER LORD 31-3946       40  29  5  193  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
-VLAADE 36-5160              17  11  1  193  WORLDWIDE PANIC (1263)     JHANS
 BUBBLES 12-4981             26  51  1  191  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 R'SHANN 20-577              53  41  3  190  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           26   7  1  190  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 KAIDEN 35-3108              81  79  2  182  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         43  30  1  182  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 MASHER 60-4553              41  38  3  181  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIBERTY BELLE 12-5448       25  30  0  180  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
-T'AN SUNG 14-3704           17  17  1  170  SHAO-LIN HEROES (1253)     TOBIR
 SPAZZ 33-6207               39  34  0  163  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TUM 18-7380                 20  14  2  161  FROM THE FACE (1265)       TALCAMA
 NEXUS 5-4218                17   4  0  161  SHADOW AND LIGHT (982)     KALTOS
 TICKLES 9-3486              40  62  1  156  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL
 HYSTERIAS 19-4047           29  30  3  154  ANARCHY (1151)             ZUWAYZA

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       47  61  0  146  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 SIR VILE 10-4754            24  22  1  143  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
 SPUTTER 82-15095            27  12  1  142  JOKA MASHER (917)          DWES EG
 W.T. POOH 33-4430           61  48  0  141  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 31-4345   19  23  0  141  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021      21   9  0  138  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
 MISER 71-3793               37  18  2  136  SHADOW GOLD (1143)         KYR'TERR
 MOJO JOJO 10-4643           29  32  2  136  TOWNSVILLAINS (1252)       KOLACT
 IPECAC 45-3625              21  10  0  126  EMETICS (1242)             STORMCROWE
 GAMBLE 7-4884               19  10  2  124  INDIFFERENCE (1250)        BONSUR
 MOD COD 55-2638             47  76  1  120  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
-TIME SQUARE 65-4637         25   8  0  117  BIG APPLE MENACE (836)     DAL SHANG
 TUTANKHAMUN 71-3357         24  14  0  117  CARTOUCHE (1111)           KYR'TERR
 BEER GOGGLES 33-6819        25  24  1  115  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BUDDERCUP 60-5967           30  28  0  105  BUMS 'R' US (1142)         ARADI
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          46  64  2  103  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (812)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       40  70  0  100  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 DITCH RAT 82-15360          21  19  3  100  VERMIN! (1267)             DWES EG
 FEAR 82-10416               16  25  1  100  4-LETTER ANXIETY (1271)    DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JAKUCHU ITO 7-5102          21  14  0   96  NINJAS (1060)              BONSUR
 HIGH GUN 15-4386            19  21  2   94  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
-NUTMEG 7-5167               19  14  1   93  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
 CORAL SNAKE 65-5017         18   8  0   91  ALL THAT SLITHERS (1176)   DAL SHANG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PUTZ'N ALONG 60-5437        30  25  0   86  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 GROUND POUNDER 74-3058      16  13  2   85  INSIGNIFICANCE (1266)      DAIYLA KIV
-DREIHDEN PLUNGER 74-3344    20  12  1   81  THE DREIHDENS (1278)       DAIYLA KIV
-RAISON D'ETRE 7-5311        18  15  3   81  BATHTUB ARMADA (1196)      BONSUR
 QUIBBLE 10-4756             21  40  0   80  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 SATOSHI KUNO 7-5229         18  14  0   78  NINJAS (1060)              BONSUR
 LETHE 9-4782                30  26  2   77  BLUE MOON (1025)           ZUKAL
-KOGITSUNE MARU 1-5298       23  20  1   76  SWEORDMASTERS (1210)       MORDANT
 MORADOR 2-5089              20   8  0   76  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE 98-809   13  13  4   76  COLLEGE RADIO (1223)       SYVYN'S HILL
 SWORDBREAKER 43-1087        26  17  0   74  WIDOWMAKERS (1275)         VEASTIAN
-MUMMY 99-853                11  12  5   71  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE
 SKI MASK 58-5869            34  55  0   67  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 ISHINOMORI 7-5390           20   7  1   65  NINJAS (1060)              BONSUR
 KIDNEY 96-972               10   5  3   65  ORGAN ON THE SANDS (1272)  OLD VALAMANTIS
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         22  28  0   64  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
-CIARAN 1-7176               18  11  1   60  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 MARY RETZLAFF 3-6119        17  24  1   58  AMERICAN APPRAISAL (1268)  OSKSI
 AERYN SUN 10-4268           15  10  0   58  FARSCAPE (1277)            KOLACT
 QUONSET 10-4990             22  17  0   47  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 HEART 97-1096                6   9  4   40  ORGANS ON THE SAND (1273)  SHADOW GROVE
 MAN O' WAR 15-4517          18   5  1   37  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 CREDIT LINE 82-1366          0   5  0   37  WOMEN LOVE ME FOR MY (1274 DWES EG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

     Crusader Lord, sorry about no manager list this time.  I'll take it up with the
     Saint, Keeper of Lists, before next turn, however. -- Olaf Modeen

The Council of Lords presents Home Guard History Facts:  On turn #1, on 11/24/89
there were 20 teams active.  The #1 Team was Legacy of Steele/Code of Blue at 3-0.
The Tower Guardian was Hart Bennet of Salem's Lot from Mordant who was 32-36.  (The
legendary Ferd the Tower of Demonic Knights from Willaf was ranked #9 at 28-40-2.)
The Top Stylemasters were:  ST:  Hart Bennet of Salem's Lot.  BA:  Crimson Iguana of
The Reptilians.  PS:  Selarc of Bad News.  WOS:  Death Bringer of The G.I. Joes.  LU:
Keron of The Almost Were.  PL:  Edmund of The Unknowns.  TP:  Rockin' Rikki of Code
of Blue.  SL:  Slice of Zig Zag.  AB:  The Regency Elf of Aardvark & Co.  PR:  Tiny
of Bad News.  (My Overlords went 1-1 with R'Shann at 25-17-3 and Cumhal Baiscne at
25-20-1.) -- The Icelord

Bubbles -- Well fought.  Who is your manager? -- Talos

Liberty Belle -- I needed to revenge that "krac" crack. -- R'Shann

The Scribe -- Hope you're feeling better.  Ghea is always a better place when your
tales are told.  Lord Protector Krac D'Chevaliers of The Stormguards and High Lord
Bosk's Lord Protector Ve of The Lords of Valhalla volunteer for this latest mission.
Salute. -- The Icelord

The Icelord -- Well done training Crusader Lord, My Brother! -- High Lord Bosk

Crusader Lord -- Hip hip hussah!  You do the Council proud with your blade!  Congrats
on the throne, Mighty One!  You have heeded your lessons well. -- High Lord Bosk,
First Sword, Council of Lords

Crusader Lord -- Well done...I guess.  Seriously, though...(chuckle, chuckle) you
really ARE better than a 3-wit TP. -- Dirt Worm, acknowledging

Ski Mask -- Yes, you are right:  I've been blind-sided by a duck.  But, eh!  I'm not
arguing! -- Quibble-less

Lethe -- Apparently, someone did, but I didn't hear him/her. -- Quonset

Mojo Jojo -- Glad to hear it.  And if I may be of assistance, please let me know. --
Qrappy

Times Square -- Am I supposed to be menaced by a DRUNK?  Oh, yes, I know what you get
up to in your "Big Apple."  Strong drink!  Gambling!  Loose women!  Even WORSE!!! --
Carrie Nation
P.S.  Deficit spending, for example.  "Buying on time."  Bah!  This is RUINING our
country.  Not that anyone CARES.

T'an Sung -- I do like a tall man who lacks experience.  I love teaching tall men
what's what. -- Delice the Red

Swordbreaker -- Ah, I have heard rumors about you.  My sword is protected by an anti-
breaking spell.  Other than that, I wish you the best.  Come by for skills any time.
-- Hallie O'Dene

Xiss -- It's probably not a good plan to go around sounding like a deflating balloon.
-- Lethe

Heart -- I really ENJOYED seeing YOURS on the sand, you disgusting mammal!  Killer of
ducks.  I pounded you FLAT. -- Ski Mask, Founder and President, Ducks With Swords

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

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.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ISHINOMORI devastated HEART in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CRUSADER LORD was vanquished by EMERALD DRAGONFLY in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
TALOS savagely defeated QRAPPY in a crowd pleasing 6 minute bloody Challenge duel.
STARBUCK overpowered BUBBLES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LIBERTY BELLE was viciously subdued by DIRT WORM in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
KRAC D'CHEVALIERS was overpowered by TUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MOJO JOJO was handily defeated by TICKLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SATOSHI KUNO won victory over KIDNEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MARY RETZLAFF was vanquished by HIGH GUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MORADOR overpowered CREDIT LINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
50 SUCKS overpowered R'SHANN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ONE A DAY unbelievably bested AVALANCHE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute brutal conflict.
KAIDEN was savagely defeated by KATRINA in a popular 2 minute bloody brawl.
DELICE THE RED handily defeated SPAZZ in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
MASHER vanquished BEER GOGGLES in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLACK RHINO viciously subdued W.T. POOH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
HYSTERIAS was beaten by NEXUS in a exciting 1 minute match.
LYTA ALEXANDER overpowered DITCH RAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
TUTANKHAMUN was devastated by HALLIE O'DENE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISER unbelievably bested IPECAC in a popular 3 minute gruesome match.
BUDDERCUP was viciously subdued by MOD COD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory fray.
SPUTTER demolished CARRIE NATION in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GAMBLE lost to SIR VILE in a 1 minute match.
KOOKABURRA savagely defeated QUIBBLE in a popular 2 minute gory duel.
LETHE was luckily beaten by PUTZ'N ALONG in a exciting 5 minute gruesome melee.
SWORDBREAKER was handily defeated by FEAR in a exciting 3 minute bloody uneven bout.
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE was vanquished by JAKUCHU ITO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GROUND POUNDER overpowered QUONSET in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CORAL SNAKE defeated AERYN SUN in a exciting 1 minute match.
SKI MASK was overpowered by MEAN SPIRIT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GAR & BRILL overpowered MAN O' WAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  25 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         LUNGING ATTACK    93 -  72 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  25 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  42 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     49 -  52 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  58 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  26 -  0      33  |

Turn 372 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:

TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586  71  61  2  239 MAGICK (955)
WALL OF STEEL    50 SUCKS 60-4129           61  34  0  253 JOKA MASHER! (833)
TOTAL PARRY      TALOS 31-2069              51  23  0  210 THE STORMGUARDS (132)
LUNGING ATTACK   STARBUCK 6-5387            33  20  0  209 SCIENCE FICTION (1152)
STRIKING ATTACK  DELICE THE RED 56-3401     45  50  1  200 BAD APPLES (1091)
PARRY-STRIKE     R'SHANN 20-577             53  41  3  190 OVERLORDS (30)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACK RHINO 71-1834        43  30  1  182 EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)
AIMED BLOW       HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018      47  61  0  146 CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)
PARRY-LUNGE      AERYN SUN 10-4268          15  10  0   58 FARSCAPE (1277)

The overall popularity leader is KAIDEN 35-3108.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AVALANCHE 75-2213.  The ten other most popular fighters were QRAPPY 10-4761, 
BLACK RHINO 71-1834, IPECAC 45-3625, LETHE 9-4782, TALOS 31-2069, LYTA ALEXANDER 
65-5021, MOD COD 55-2638, FEAR 82-10416, KAIDEN 35-3108, and KOOKABURRA 33-4151.

The least popular fighter this week was MAN O' WAR 15-4517.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QUONSET 10-4990, FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE 98-809, CARRIE NATION 
64-4054, BEER GOGGLES 33-6819, R'SHANN 20-577, MARY RETZLAFF 3-6119, MOJO JOJO 
10-4643, HEART 97-1096, SKI MASK 58-5869, and AERYN SUN 10-4268.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
NIANIA(2)            1  0 0  SEAM(20)             0  1 0  ARADI(60)            4  1 0  
OSKSI(3)             0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        2  0 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            3  1 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  5 0  STORMCROWE(45)       0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          3  2 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  2 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  0 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     1  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MORADOR 2-5089              20   8  0   76  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 MARY RETZLAFF 3-6119        17  24  1   58  AMERICAN APPRAISAL (1268)  OSKSI
 NEXUS 5-4218                17   4  0  161  SHADOW AND LIGHT (982)     KALTOS
 STARBUCK 6-5387             33  20  0  209  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 GAMBLE 7-4884               19  10  2  124  INDIFFERENCE (1250)        BONSUR
 TICKLES 9-3486              40  62  1  156  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL
 QRAPPY 10-4761              41  50  1  205  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 BUBBLES 12-4981             26  51  1  191  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 HIGH GUN 15-4386            19  21  2   94  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 TUM 18-7380                 20  14  2  161  FROM THE FACE (1265)       TALCAMA
 HYSTERIAS 19-4047           29  30  3  154  ANARCHY (1151)             ZUWAYZA
 R'SHANN 20-577              53  41  3  190  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 TALOS 31-2069               51  23  0  210  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 SPAZZ 33-6207               39  34  0  163  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KAIDEN 35-3108              81  79  2  182  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         22  28  0   64  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 SWORDBREAKER 43-1087        26  17  0   74  WIDOWMAKERS (1275)         VEASTIAN
 IPECAC 45-3625              21  10  0  126  EMETICS (1242)             STORMCROWE
 MOD COD 55-2638             47  76  1  120  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      45  50  1  200  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       47  61  0  146  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   71  61  2  239  MAGICK (955)               ARADI
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       40  70  0  100  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021      21   9  0  138  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         43  30  1  182  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 GROUND POUNDER 74-3058      16  13  2   85  INSIGNIFICANCE (1266)      DAIYLA KIV
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           26   7  1  190  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           62  29  0  196  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 KIDNEY 96-972               10   5  3   65  ORGAN ON THE SANDS (1272)  OLD VALAMANTIS
 HEART 97-1096                6   9  4   40  ORGANS ON THE SAND (1273)  SHADOW GROVE
 FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE 98-809   13  13  4   76  COLLEGE RADIO (1223)       SYVYN'S HILL