ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 03/04/2004    Duedate: 03/17/2004

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-372

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       177   61  3 74.4      2ND ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1013             
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                    11 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    49   48  0 50.5
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                    12 LUROCIANS IV 12/865    92   91  2 50.3
    DARKENED PRIDE 19/890                       LUROCIANS XI 74/1038                  
  2 DEATH REALM 69/943    207   94  1 68.8      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    THE MOTHERSHIP II 19/699                    LUROCIANS II 33/775                   
  3 WENSINWASIN 43/1023     6    3  0 66.7   13 ANARCHY 19/1030        24   24  2 50.0
  4-THE WILLBURYS 13/864    2    1  0 66.7      IMMORTAL ASYLUM 17/877                
  5 EXACTLY! 35/1033     1166  624  7 65.1   14 THE BLUES IX 9/872      5    5  0 50.0
  6 DSM4 9/461            514  317  7 61.9   15 DARKMOON 12/911       115  117  1 49.6
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                         SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                          SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 16 IVER'S GIRLS 97/971   227  246  1 48.0
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                   17 GRAVEYARD GLO 15/936  145  163  0 47.1
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                     MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                         18 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  233  273  9 46.0
    BLADE BROTHERS 82/1045                   19 DRAKE'S BAR-B 15/263  131  157  2 45.5
  7-SAILS OF CHA 16/1044  326  227  9 59.0   20 RHYME TYME 55/397     140  192  0 42.2
  8 SHADOWS 11/960        162  134  4 54.7   21 UNDER DURESS 64/743   682  980 10 41.0
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                         DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                      22-THE LAWMEN 12/292      30   44  0 40.5
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                       23 REDHORSE 56/823       205  307  2 40.0
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                           ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                     ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    THE HELL HOUNDS 22/964                   24 CROC FILES 29/951      46   78  0 37.1
  9 THE CHADS 36/946      447  378  6 54.2      WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 THE REDBAERS 3/1028                   
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   TOMATO ENFORCER 63/1024               
    THE ROCKERS 7/1029                       25 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    384  864  5 30.8
 10 STORM FRONT 4/976     208  190  3 52.3      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                        PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                      HOMICIDAL MANIACS 1/1022              
    MISFIT TOYS 50/921                       26 THE DARK TID 16/1040    1    5  0 16.7

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

                                  WARRIOR 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
barbarian?
     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
down.
     "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.

Zukal:

     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.

Stormcrowe:

     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
demanded.
     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
this."
     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...."

          + ]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 Lord-Marshall

Hail, Free Blades!

     Well, I missed last turns column AGAIN!  Thanks to Shadowgate, you slacker!
Well, after two turns of trying to get a fight with Desecration set up, we pulled it
off....  One hit later it was over.  Satisfied?  You can't imagine you're going to
beat me after I had all those fights, since the last time we fought, on you.  Now I
am not sure who to give a shot for the throne?  Let's let fate decide!

                       -- Sethra Lavode

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun... being a spy reporter isn't easy, you 
know.  I mean rushing around Alastari all the time.  But what do those bums say?  
"Hit the road, Debby Tonte.  FREE BLADES needs a spy report."  Not that I needed to 
hit the road, because I was, you know, already here.  Oh, well.  MVP award for OURS 
ROUGE?  I still don't know what that means.  Did he get Many Violet Pansies?  THE 
REDBAERS' proud of him after beating CRYPT KEEPER and getting 29 points.  If they 
know.  Talk about yer major upsets!  CRYPT KEEPER's match with OURS ROUGE cost him a 
loss of 19 points!  Ten points out of thin air.  That is, like, totally lusory.  Like 
DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY's BLADE RUNNER # is sweating since he got TV challenged by Lady 
Marshall SETHRA LAVODE!  He should get, you know, some kind of anti-purserant.  This 
Lady Marshall is, like, something else!  SETHRA LAVODE stopped BLADE RUNNER # dead in 
his tracks!  If he was making tracks.  Maybe he was just standing there.

     Oh, gosh, my mom just sent me a, you know, letter.  This is too much!  She said, 
"Debby, slang is low, and I taught you better than that."  Like, she thinks I 
shouldn't say "like" so much or, you know, "you know," either.  But what can I do?  I 
mean, I don't have TIME to worry about that stuff.  You guys don't mind, do you?

     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  And the scribes in the office make notes for me, because of being 
such cute guys.  Which, today's notes say: thirty-eight fights, which is pretty good, 
and thirteen challenges, three teevee and ten radio.  Nobody died, which is good 
because dying is so depressing.  I mean, it makes me feel bad for hours if somebody 
dies.  And only one standby fought, and the longest fight was just five minutes, 
which doesn't really count as a long fight.  Blackest Pride was avoided by Sol 
Invictus.  I think there's some kind of light-dark thing going there.  Dr. Scum got 
the most challenges.

     And here are the fights, but not lots of talking about them (only a little) 
because of what my mom said.  I mean, I'm all tense and, you know, self congious 
about it.
     BEER (71-3539) (21-29-0,72) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought GOLDIE (29-4395) (16-15-
1,76) of CROC FILES.  BEER won victory over GOLDIE in a 1 minute match.  Some people 
just don't know how to drink.
     FLESH RIPPER (74-3375) (10-3-0,59) of LUROCIANS XI fought BITTER ALMOND (103-41) 
(14-16-4,50) of Some Nice People.  FLESH RIPPER handily defeated BITTER ALMOND in a 1 
minute mismatched match.  Which is why Bitter Almond is so bitter.  I mean, everybody 
EXPECTS her to lose.  This would make anybody feel bad, you know?
     WRATH OF ONE (82-11628) (11-2-0,89) of LUROCIANS XII fought LOPING WOLF (56-
1796) (57-100-0,83) of REDHORSE.  WRATH OF ONE was beaten by LOPING WOLF in a popular 
1 minute duel.  Next time, bring the Wrath of Two.  Wolfs are tough.
     JIMMY THE AINT (82-19733) (20-0-1,61) of BLADE BROTHERS fought WEDNESDAY (16-
5254) (14-12-2,45) of THE DARK TIDES.  JIMMY THE AINT was demolished by WEDNESDAY in 
a 1 minute one-sided duel.  And wait till you hear what, you know, happened to him on 
THURSDAY!
     SUNGOD DESIGNED ME (43-4270) (22-5-0,100) of WENSINWASIN fought SCHIZOPHRENIC 
(9-4595) (16-9-1,60) of DSM4.  SUNGOD DESIGNED ME savagely defeated SCHIZOPHRENIC in 
an exciting 1 minute match.  So tell us, were there really two of Schizophrenic down 
there?  I mean, sometimes it LOOKED kind of like it.  But sometimes not.
     SUE (22-5828) (21-20-0,94) of WOMEN OF REALITY fought LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) 
(28-31-0,80) of LUROCIANS II.  SUE was devastated by LORD FIREFLASH in a 1 minute 
uneven bout.  But the Infirmary had lots of aloe vera, so she should be okay by next 
time.
     AVARICIOUS AVON (63-2388) (24-24-0,143) of TOMATO ENFORCER fought JOELEAN (97-
903) (20-17-4,118) of IVER'S GIRLS.  AVARICIOUS AVON savagely defeated JOELEAN in an 
exciting 4 minute brutal struggle.  It says here on the notes that Joelean is a real 
tomato, so is that why Avon was able to, you know, get savage?  Because of being 
skilled with tomatoes.
     TESEN (12-4211) (41-44-1,153) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS fought SAMPSA (31-4233) (24-
12-2,135) of SOL INVICTUS.  TESEN bested SAMPSA in a 1 minute duel.  I don't really 
know anything about this one except that it wasn't, you know, a mis-match or uneven 
or anything.
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (60-94-2,152) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought SANDY (1-
6821) (22-40-1,129) of HOMICIDAL MANIACS.  SUPERIOR FORCES overpowered SANDY in a 1 
minute one-sided fray.  And gosh, was Sandy mad!  I mean, totally homicidal, you 
know?
     RILLION (36-5545) (34-22-1,180) of THE CHADS fought LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (33-
20-1,147) of LUROCIANS IV.  RILLION (tW) overpowered LORD REDMOND in a 2 minute one-
sided bout.  Which is pretty good for an old chad.  And yes, I do know what a chad 
is, so there!  Except I thought you'd be rounder.  And flatter.
     JULIUS (64-3641) (70-82-2,173) of UNDER DURESS fought ELVIS (7-612) (33-23-
0,177) of THE ROCKERS.  JULIUS was luckily beaten by ELVIS in an exciting 2 minute 
gory match.  Elvis KICKED him with his blue suede shoes!  That was, you know, totally 
over and above and beyond and everything.
     CHAOS LICH (15-4132) (43-34-0,192) of GRAVEYARD GLORY fought MILA (55-29) (58-
90-0,175) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  CHAOS LICH overpowered MILA in an acton packed 1 minute 
uneven fight.  I couldn't see this much, because it was so chaotic.  Chaos is tricky, 
you know.
     ANTISOCIAL (9-4168) (45-25-1,199) of THE BLUES IX fought KELOS (55-30) (57-86-
3,166) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  ANTISOCIAL overcame KELOS in an exciting 2 minute duel.  
That was totally ethnic, because Antisocial wasn't just from The Blues, he was 
painted blue all over.  Different colors of blue, you know, navy blue and powder blue 
and all kinds of blues.  In swirly patterns which you get dizzy if you look at them 
too much.
     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (24-14-1,185) of LUROCIANS II fought XERXES (67-2429) (47-
42-2,190) of MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE.  LADY EMILY was handily defeated by XERXES in an 
exciting 1 minute uneven bout.  It was because of the gloves.  I mean, Lady Emily 
always wears gloves.  White ones.  Which always get messy if you do xerox things, and 
Xerxes is like xerox but more so, and she hates it when her gloves get dirty.  You 
see?
     BANKRUPT (71-3786) (44-27-0,188) of SHADOW GOLD fought RED BARON (33-1092) (33-
31-3,162) of LUROCIANS II.  BANKRUPT slimly won victory over RED BARON in an acton 
packed 4 minute bout.  This is, like, bad investments, right?  Better to not invest 
anything and just spend it all.  I mean, you can't take it with you, so why not have 
fun?
     SCOURGE (74-2857) (28-22-1,203) of DARK ANGELS fought SAVAGE SAGE (17-4022) (26-
27-0,169) of IMMORTAL ASYLUM.  SCOURGE vanquished SAVAGE SAGE in a 2 minute brutal 
one-sided fight.  Scourging and Savage and Brutal.  It was awful.
     LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (35-28-3,184) of LUROCIANS II fought ELRORAN (12-4386) 
(44-34-2,190) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  LORD LIGHTSPEED won victory over ELRORAN in a 
popular 1 minute match.  Because of light being faster than dark.  Everyone knows 
that.  It's almost as fast as gossip, almost.
     RAVEN EYES (12-2709) (70-86-0,196) of SWEET MAGIC fought FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) 
(87-124-1,180) of RHYME TYME.  RAVEN EYES was overpowered by FUNNY BUNNY in a popular 
1 minute one-sided match.  She was laughing too much.
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (27-18-0,220) of BLADES OF WONDER fought HOUSE MOUSE 
(55-221) (111-179-2,185) of RHYME TYME.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR handily defeated HOUSE MOUSE 
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.  I didn't know you could bring pestacators 
into the arena.  Wow.  Maybe I should take one on my next date, except what if it 
keeps the dates away?  Then I'd have to eat figs, and I don't like figs.
     WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (52-35-0,242) of DARKMOON fought LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) (92-
86-5,188) of ILLFANG PACT.  WOUNDWORT lost to LUMP O'GORE in a popular 1 minute 
match.  This has got to be, you know, kind of embarrassing.
     TYVIN (60-5382) (50-41-1,214) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 fought FUT COUGH (17-4815) 
(36-14-0,189) of IMMORTAL ASYLUM.  TYVIN viciously subdued FUT COUGH in a popular 3 
minute gory contest.  With a shoe lozenge.
     TRYURLUCK (61-1029) (55-48-1,213) of BLOOD KNIGHTS fought NIGHTIE KNIGHT (12-
4731) (47-34-1,183) of LOBOTOMATION.  TRYURLUCK was luckily beaten by NIGHTIE KNIGHT 
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.  I guess it was Nightie's luck today.  Sometimes 
things are like that.
     NEBUCHADNEZZER (15-4097) (46-32-0,227) of GRAVEYARD GLORY fought ROYLAND (56-
3380) (65-46-0,234) of REDHORSE.  NEBUCHADNEZZER was overpowered by ROYLAND in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided match.  And vicious.  Royland hides in barnes and jumps 
out at people.
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (58-30-4,225) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q fought BEAG MAGDA (12-
4380) (49-30-2,235) of DARKMOON.  E.A.POLECAT was overpowered by BEAG MAGDA in a 1 
minute mismatched brawl.  Too much chile in the sauce, I bet.  Did you know that 
somebody started chile powder to be like curry?  Wierd, isn't it?
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (24-21-1,215) of SHADOW MOD fought HEL (82-14331) (36-
33-0,195) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  BLACK ANDARUS savagely defeated HEL in an acton packed 2 
minute gruesome struggle.  Does that mean this fight was black and white and red all 
over?  As if!

     And the challenge matches:
     AGRO (29-4314) (27-35-1,97) of CROC FILES challenged TEXAS GLITTER (35-3509) 
(24-11-0,99) of EXACTLY!  Up 2.  AGRO handily defeated TEXAS GLITTER in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge conflict.  Now Agro is all glittery on his scales.  Or maybe 
scoots.  I didn't study this stuff in school, so I just have to wing it.
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (30-29-0,103) of CROC FILES challenged VENRIC (60-5709) (28-25-
0,133) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  Up 30.  GRAHAM was demolished by VENRIC in a 2 
minute gory mismatched Challenge match.  Do golems wear crocodile boots?  Or any kind 
of boots?
     NOFX (19-3180) (61-33-2,172) of THE MOTHERSHIP II challenged REDFOX (13-4197) 
(48-65-0,167) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 5.  NOFX devastated REDFOX in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge conflict.  This always happens to Redfox.  It's like it's his 
fate or something.  Or maybe he broke a mirror.
     OURS ROUGE (3-6049) (23-26-1,157) of THE REDBAERS challenged CRYPT KEEPER (15-
4146) (39-26-1,175) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  Up 18.  OURS ROUGE overpowered CRYPT KEEPER 
in an exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  And took away the crypt to 
hibernate in.  Except it's the wrong time of year to hibernate, isn't it?  I mean, 
spring.
     SHEA MAGEBORN (75-2273) (36-33-1,194) of SHADOWCIRCLE challenged GROGGY DOGGY 
(55-223) (120-175-0,197) of RHYME TYME.  Up 3.  SHEA MAGEBORN narrowly defeated 
GROGGY DOGGY in an exciting 5 minute Challenge fight.  This is the longest fight, and 
probably because the dog was groggy to begin with.  That makes for being slow.
     TITAN (21-5070) (38-26-1,195) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900) 
(40-66-0,190) of RHYME TYME.  Down 5.  TITAN luckily beat SMUG BUG in an acton packed 
1 minute Challenge duel.  We all love to see that bug lose.  I mean, who likes smug?  
Nobody, that's who!
     DESECRATION (21-4392) (32-15-2,197) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged MOONJUMPER (16-
3062) (62-94-1,218) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Up 21.  DESECRATION vanquished MOONJUMPER in 
an acton packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  If the announcer calls this uneven, 
what does he mean?  That Desecration is so much better or that Moonjumper had an edge 
and should have, you know, won the fight?  I mean, I wonder about this sometimes, 
especially when I'm riding the Shuttle from arena to arena and it's dark and raining 
and there's nobody to talk to except the Unknown Spymaster, and nobody wants to talk 
to HIM.  As if!
     SERAPH (69-5725) (25-9-1,201) of DEATH REALM challenged MADBULL (13-4198) (53-
88-2,194) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 7.  SERAPH viciously subdued MADBULL in a popular 
2 minute gruesome Challenge competition.  Beating Madbull is always, you know, 
popular.  He makes such funny noises!
     DARK OMEGA (21-4983) (46-51-0,213) of LORDS OF SHADOWS challenged DR. SCUM (15-
1968) (58-49-2,206) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q.  Down 7.  DARK OMEGA was defeated by DR. SCUM 
in an exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.  Dr. Scum was most challenged, and I 
guess he didn't like it.  I mean, it makes some people kind of nasty.
     PARANOIA (9-4557) (22-6-1,215) of DSM4 challenged FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) (107-
157-3,215) of RHYME TYME.  Straight across.  PARANOIA overpowered FRAIL WHALE in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge match.  It's not hard to beat somebody who's frail, 
right?  Especially when they think everyone's out to get them and they're, you know, 
nervous or something.

And three TV challenges, which congratulations to three TV warriors for having them.
     BLACKMYTH (11-4018) (63-39-1,95) of SHADOWS TV challenged OSIRIS (19-4111) (29-
17-2,149) of ANARCHY.  Up 54.  BLACKMYTH overpowered OSIRIS in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute mismatched Challenge duel.  How did Blackmyth get all the way down there?  I 
thought he was higher.
     KREWKUT SAUSAGE (65-6327) (17-22-0,266) of LINCOLNSHIRE TV challenged MIMR (82-
3783) (54-38-2,231) of SOL  INVICTUS.  Down 35.  KREWKUT SAUSAGE viciously subdued 
MIMR in an acton packed 2 minute Challenge battle.  I knew he would be vicious.  It's 
the krewkut.

     And for being Lady Marshall:  SETHRA LAVODE (71-4060) (33-5-0,382) of CASTLE 
BLACK TV challenged BLADE RUNNER # (33-4544) (92-62-5,268) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  
Down 114.  SETHRA LAVODE bested BLADE RUNNER # in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.  
Congratulations and all that stuff.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       34   5  0  403  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     18  22  0  282  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          50  30  2  262  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 ROYLAND 56-3380             66  46  0  252  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-TEMPEST 4-4503              31  19  2  248  STORM FRONT (976)          JHELUM
-KOOSH BALL 71-3536          42  30  0  243  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 TYVIN 60-5382               51  41  1  230  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      28  18  0  227  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 PARANOIA 9-4557             23   6  1  226  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       25  21  1  224  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
-CREED 64-3997               73  47  0  216  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            59  49  2  212  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 DESECRATION 21-4392         33  15  2  212  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         32  10  1  212  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         93  86  5  209  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 SERAPH 69-5725              26   9  1  207  DEATH REALM (943)          CIMMERIAC
 SCOURGE 74-2857             29  22  1  206  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 XERXES 67-2429              48  42  2  205  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       37  33  1  204  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      92  63  5  202  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TITAN 21-5070               39  26  1  202  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      48  34  1  201  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
 ANTISOCIAL 9-4168           46  25  1  201  THE BLUES IX (872)         ZUKAL
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         88 124  1  199  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          46  52  0  199  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          44  34  0  199  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
-LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    35  26  0  199  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 MIMR 82-3783                54  39  2  198  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     36  28  3  198  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        24  15  2  197  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
 MADBULL 13-4198             53  89  2  196  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         58  31  4  195  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      46  33  0  195  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        120 176  0  194  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        107 158  3  194  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          62  95  1  194  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 HEL 82-14331                36  34  0  193  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
-PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         30  20  1  193  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           52  36  0  192  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           55  49  1  191  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 FUT COUGH 17-4815           36  15  0  191  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            45  27  0  190  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            40  67  0  190  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 RILLION 36-5545             35  22  1  190  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        24   5  0  190  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
-CALAMITY JANE 12-1867       30  23  0  187  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           24  26  1  186  THE REDBAERS (1028)        OSKSI
-DELICIOUS 19-3506           23  17  1  186  DARKENED PRIDE (890)       ZUWAYZA
 ELRORAN 12-4386             44  35  2  184  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         111 180  2  183  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 NOFX 19-3180                62  33  2  182  THE MOTHERSHIP II (699)    ZUWAYZA
-MOONRACER 50-3206           38  38  1  182  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 ELVIS 7-612                 34  23  0  182  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
-LUCIFER 22-5393             23  22  0  181  THE HELL HOUNDS (964)      SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          70  87  0  178  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          24  15  1  178  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KELOS 55-30                 57  87  3  177  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 JULIUS 64-3641              70  83  2  175  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 MILA 55-29                  58  91  0  172  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 RED BARON 33-1092           33  32  3  172  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SAVAGE SAGE 17-4022         26  28  0  170  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 REDFOX 13-4197              48  66  0  165  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-SAMOO 37-4630               25  13  1  163  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 TESEN 12-4211               42  44  1  159  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     61  94  2  157  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        39  27  1  156  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        33  21  1  148  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     25  24  0  147  TOMATO ENFORCER (1024)     AMEN-TEI
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           64  39  1  139  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 VENRIC 60-5709              29  25  0  137  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
-WYATT EARP 12-2168          23  11  1  137  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 SAMPSA 31-4233              24  13  2  135  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
-JUDGE DREDD 12-1930         33  19  0  131  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 SANDY 1-6821                22  41  1  125  HOMICIDAL MANIACS (1022)   MORDANT
 JOELEAN 97-903              20  18  4  119  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
 OSIRIS 19-4111              29  18  2  118  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 AGRO 29-4314                28  35  1  116  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 GRAHAM 29-4318              30  30  0  103  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  23   5  0  102  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
-CENTURION 71-3432           22  16  1  102  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-RAVEN 71-3435               22  25  1  100  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      29  31  0   99  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         58 100  0   96  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       24  12  0   88  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       11   3  0   81  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 BEER 71-3539                22  29  0   80  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
-THE SICKNESS 21-5327        17   7  1   80  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-HOG REAVER 13-4525          24   1  0   79  THE WILLBURYS 13 (864)     DULLENS
 SUE 22-5828                 21  21  0   77  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 WEDNESDAY 16-5254           15  12  2   73  THE DARK TIDES (1040)      WILLAF
 GOLDIE 29-4395              16  16  1   69  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375        11   3  0   68  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAIYLA KIV
-SHADOW HAWK 71-3038         17  30  2   62  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
-DOC HOLIDAY 12-2956         15  12  1   61  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
-MONTY 29-4391               14  21  3   61  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-TAZZY TIGER 24-4423         15  10  0   55  AUSSIE KILLERS (1042)      ZORPUNT
-GAZREKK 60-6438             14   7  2   51  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JIMMY THE AINT 82-19733     20   1  1   44  BLADE BROTHERS (1045)      DWES EG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Black Andarus -- Well, you've fought in a few tourneys, haven't you?  Because I
could've beat anybody who actually had just a quarter of me fights.  Ah well, at
least I had a bit o' luck with that training regime of mine.  Trying to catch a fly
with chopsticks isn't so easy, even in cold weather.  But after our fight the
Commission tested me and I caught one.  It wasn't the one I was aiming at, but they
seemed impressed enough to give me a new rating.  In any case, good luck in your next
tourney and I hope ye get inducted soon. -- Lump o' Gore

Titan -- You're going to need that train if you face me again.  I really don't
appreciate getting hit there. -- Mila

House Mouse -- I appreciate your effort to teach me something even though I was
evidently too dense to learn it.  Sorry about the elbow hit, I know how those sting.
-- Royland

Ms. Tonte -- No, only that people RAISED in barns tend to be uncouth.  They hawk and
spit, they blow their noses without hankies, they fart and then review the odor
("That un's strong enough to fell an ox!"), and of course they invented cow-tipping.
However, people who just happen to be IN barns at the moment are not necessarily rude
or crude at all.  Take me for example.  I've been in barns.  I still drink my tea out
of the cup, not the saucer.  You could take me out to dinner and not be embarrassed.
-- Royland

     So!  You're, like, anti-barn, right?

Wyatt Earp -- If you weren't trying to learn skills you missed a bet, pal.  When you
get matched against an old fart like me you can learn a lot. -- Kelos

Doc Holiday -- So, are you freshly come up from Riztab or are you a tourney veteran?
In any case, congratulations on recovering at the hands of Greywand.  Some don't, you
know.  But they never mention her name if a person dies in the infirmary. -- Loping
Wolf

All -- My apologies for being so quiet!  Not that I have much to brag on other than
my DM run.  Sethra is on turn 6 of holding the throne and I have now held the throne
18 of the last 20 turns!  Not that I expect this to continue once Sethra goes off to
Primus. -- Shadowgate

Tesen -- Don't get a big head from beating me!  Shadowgate must be drinking again
running me the way he has the past few turns! -- Blackmyth

Blackmyth -- You're supposed to keep that kind of info within the guild!  The guild
is supposed to be like Las Vegas, what happens there stays there!  You want to talk
about Yukon's drinking, much more interesting than mine, then go for it! --
Shadowgate

Yukon -- Come on, man!  You start doing well here again and then you stop running
most of your warriors here!  I need a little alliance support here! -- Shadowgate

Paranoia -- (screaming)  You're out to get me! -- Madbull

Paranoia -- You must have a special touch, as he doesn't usually talk that much these
days. -- Redfox

Bankrupt -- I never buy on credit. -- Moonjumper

E.A. Polecat -- You didn't need that train.  Good work. -- Raven Eyes
P.S.  Dinner sounds good.

Crypt Keeper -- I'll "malevolence" you! -- Sandy of Homicidal Maniacs

Ours Rouge -- Actually, I wasn't "going for the glory of the kill" so much as "going
for the bearskin rug."  You know. -- Redfox

Diaretic -- Hang in there, and good luck! -- Bobby Bigfoot

Shea Mageborn -- This time around the fight was not so close. -- Mimr

Nightie Knight -- I was going for the skill learns, (got one) and at least the first
attack. (Nope!) -- Sampsa

Xerxes -- You mustn't forget to dodge; the crowd simply adores the more flashy ones.
-- Woundwort

Hel -- Well fought indeed.  I'm sure that the Grand Challenger Champions will be
seeing a lot of you. -- Beag Magda

Hog Reaver -- That just wasn't very nice of you.  All of those wins you have and one
little loss.  You could have afforded to let me win.

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

SETHRA LAVODE bested BLADE RUNNER # in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
KREWKUT SAUSAGE viciously subdued MIMR in a action packed 2 minute Challenge battle.
BLACKMYTH overpowered OSIRIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PARANOIA overpowered FRAIL WHALE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DARK OMEGA was defeated by DR. SCUM in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SERAPH viciously subdued MADBULL in a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge competition.
DESECRATION vanquished MOONJUMPER in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TITAN luckily beat SMUG BUG in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
SHEA MAGEBORN narrowly defeated GROGGY DOGGY in a exciting 5 minute Challenge fight.
OURS ROUGE overpowered CRYPT KEEPER in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NOFX devastated REDFOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GRAHAM was demolished by VENRIC in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
AGRO handily defeated TEXAS GLITTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
BLACK ANDARUS savagely defeated HEL in a action packed 2 minute gruesome struggle.
E.A.POLECAT was overpowered by BEAG MAGDA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NEBUCHADNEZZER was overpowered by ROYLAND in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
TRYURLUCK was luckily beaten by NIGHTIE KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
TYVIN viciously subdued FUT COUGH in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
WOUNDWORT lost to LUMP O'GORE in a popular 1 minute match.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR handily defeated HOUSE MOUSE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
RAVEN EYES was overpowered by FUNNY BUNNY in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
LORD LIGHTSPEED won victory over ELRORAN in a popular 1 minute match.
SCOURGE vanquished SAVAGE SAGE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BANKRUPT slimly won victory over RED BARON in a action packed 4 minute bout.
LADY EMILY was handily defeated by XERXES in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
ANTISOCIAL overcame KELOS in a exciting 2 minute duel.
CHAOS LICH overpowered MILA in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
JULIUS was luckily beaten by ELVIS in a exciting 2 minute gory match.
RILLION overpowered LORD REDMOND in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
SUPERIOR FORCES overpowered SANDY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TESEN bested SAMPSA in a 1 minute duel.
AVARICIOUS AVON savagely defeated JOELEAN in a exciting 4 minute brutal struggle.
SUE was devastated by LORD FIREFLASH in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME savagely defeated SCHIZOPHRENIC in a exciting 1 minute match.
JIMMY THE AINT was demolished by WEDNESDAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WRATH OF ONE was beaten by LOPING WOLF in a popular 1 minute duel.
FLESH RIPPER handily defeated BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BEER won victory over GOLDIE in a 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  32         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  24 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK   143 - 114 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        37 -  30 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  32 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  46 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  65 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  45 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  0      27  |

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:

WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK    19 - 13     AIMED BLOW         1 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060      34   5  0  403 CASTLE BLACK (988)
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     28  18  0  227 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. SCUM 15-1968           59  49  2  212 DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)
WALL OF STEEL    LUMP O'GORE 13-1212        93  86  5  209 ILLFANG PACT (254)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273      37  33  1  204 SHADOWCIRCLE (991)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544     92  63  5  202 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
STRIKING ATTACK  FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        88 124  1  199 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       107 158  3  194 RHYME TYME (397)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        111 180  2  183 RHYME TYME (397)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED BARON 33-1092.  The ten other most popular fighters were KREWKUT SAUSAGE 
65-6327, SERAPH 69-5725, SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273, JULIUS 64-3641, GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, 
BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783, BEAG MAGDA 12-4380, TYVIN 60-5382, KELOS 55-30, and AVARICIOUS 
AVON 63-2388.

The least popular fighter this week was JIMMY THE AINT 82-19733.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SUE 22-5828, SANDY 1-6821, REDFOX 13-4197, GOLDIE 29-4395, 
WEDNESDAY 16-5254, SAMPSA 31-4233, MILA 55-29, LADY EMILY 33-6626, TEXAS GLITTER 
35-3509, and FRAIL WHALE 55-1968.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  SUNSET(21)           2  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 0  SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  LAPUR(29)            1  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             2  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  3  3 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           3  4 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  2 0  JHANS(36)            1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         4  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          2  3 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       2  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           1  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  6 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  2 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  0 0  DWES EG(82)          0  4 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  1 0  ARADI(60)            2  0 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDY 1-6821                22  41  1  125  HOMICIDAL MANIACS (1022)   MORDANT

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           24  26  1  186  THE REDBAERS (1028)        OSKSI
 ELVIS 7-612                 34  23  0  182  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 PARANOIA 9-4557             23   6  1  226  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           64  39  1  139  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          50  30  2  262  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         93  86  5  209  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            59  49  2  212  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          62  95  1  194  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 FUT COUGH 17-4815           36  15  0  191  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 NOFX 19-3180                62  33  2  182  THE MOTHERSHIP II (699)    ZUWAYZA
 DESECRATION 21-4392         33  15  2  212  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      28  18  0  227  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 AGRO 29-4314                28  35  1  116  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              24  13  2  135  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      92  63  5  202  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       24  12  0   88  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA
 RILLION 36-5545             35  22  1  190  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  23   5  0  102  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         88 124  1  199  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             66  46  0  252  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 TYVIN 60-5382               51  41  1  230  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           55  49  1  191  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     25  24  0  147  TOMATO ENFORCER (1024)     AMEN-TEI
 JULIUS 64-3641              70  83  2  175  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     18  22  0  282  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 XERXES 67-2429              48  42  2  205  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 SERAPH 69-5725              26   9  1  207  DEATH REALM (943)          CIMMERIAC
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       34   5  0  403  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 SCOURGE 74-2857             29  22  1  206  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       37  33  1  204  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 MIMR 82-3783                54  39  2  198  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 JOELEAN 97-903              20  18  4  119  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE