ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 04/12/2004    Duedate: 04/24/2004

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-372

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SUNNYDALE 82/904      323  207  8 60.9    6 DIS-TEAM 63/810       506  404  6 55.6
    THAI INQUISITION 71/986                   7 HEADBANGERS 26/9      110   94  2 53.9
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                      KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                
    POISONOUS PLANTS 82/919                   8-DEATHTONGUE 46/111    666  613  7 52.1
    PARKO RAMA 82/988                         9 WARCKERS 26/587       684  659  5 50.9
    ULTIMATE ACCELERATION 32/957                SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                   ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                     OVERWORLD 68/891                      
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903                  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS 68/947           
    DESIGNING WARRIORS 40/842                   WAR SEEKERS 99/946                    
    FREAKS OF NATURE 70/916                  10 THE BLUES 20/5         21   26  0 44.7
    NATURE'S FORCE 82/985                    11-COLOR ME 16/984         4    5  0 44.4
    PARKO RAMA 105/987                          OGRES ARE US 60/647                   
  2 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  305  215  0 58.7   12 X-FORCE 66/415        801 1037 12 43.6
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
  3-TOTEM 74/934         1001  707 16 58.6      FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
    HALL OF GIANT 15/950                        SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                   13 WAYFARERS 63/782      420  708  7 37.2
    BAILE BEAG 63/838                           KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    DARK SIDE 43/970                            COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
  4 SUPERIOR FORC 68/971  418  308  1 57.6      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    SUPERIOR FORCES B103 82/974              14 STARS 48/743          275  563  7 32.8
    SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 82/975                 MIKES 14/831                          
  5 MAGICK 60/772        1330 1056  9 55.7   15 THE MC5 24/956         58  143  1 28.9
    CALL OF THE WILD 71/805                     THE DEATH SQUAD 14/44                 
    ELEMENTAL FORCE 52/323                      THAT 80'S METAL 40/945                
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                   THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Fratsfa:

     Gladiators sailed up the river from Kati-Tei through Andor, Fratsfa, and Zensu
to the Isle of the Eye.  Some came as tourists, some as newly-graduated warriors,
some to attend and participate in the Spring Tourney.  This was a steady source of
income for boatmen, and many of them made the trip two or three times a month; the
river and its shores were well known to them.
     "I don't remember a castle on that hill," one sailor muttered, squinting at the
shore.  "And I was along here just last week...."
     "There was no castle there," Lady Fern, manager of the Flower Girls in Fratsfa
confirmed.  "And a week is certainly not long enough to build one!"
     "There was one...eight hundred years ago," a voice murmured behind her.
     The statuesque manager glanced back at her gladiatress, Nasty Nasturtium.  The
woman was an Araoi, and elf of the purest blood, and Lady Fern supposed it was
possible that Nasturtium actually REMEMBERED a castle there, but she hoped not.  The
thought of having a warrior that old was unsettling.  "You're sure, Nasty?"
     The elfin blonde nodded firmly.  "Yes, my mother told me about it--one of her
brothers helped to bring the castle down.  The Castle of Storms, that was its name, a
place of the darkest arts.  It was the stronghold of Prince Illrienherthinil
Silverthorn, who was called the Ill Rain."
     Lady Fern glanced at the sky automatically.  It WAS getting cloudy, but that
was, must be, coincidence.  After all, changeable weather was common at this time of
year.
     "That wasn't on Khaldren's list."  The short, stocky man removed his bowler and
extended a hand to Lady Fern.  "Raoul, Lord Protector In Gerfel We Trust."
     "Kennelworth has spoken of you," Lady Fern admitted.  "But what do you know of
this Castle of Storms?"
     "Not a thing, doll.  But I'm wondering if Khaldren's magic isn't raising more
ruins than he planned on--anyplace with enough of the wrong kind of magic
concentrated in it."
     "This Khaldren is...?" Nasturtium asked.
     "A wizard who escaped the sinking of Krael," Raoul explained.  "He wants to
bring Krael forward in time, or back from the dead, or something.  And other places
he knows about from that era."
     "That would take a great magic," Nasturtium protested.  "With the Arcanum in the
current low state, it should not be possible."
     "Adie in Aruak City says he could be using blood magic based on the arena
deaths, doll.  She seems to think that'd do it for him."
     The elf recoiled.  "It would!" she whispered, "and that would call to all sites
where dark magic has sunk deep.  This must be stopped!"
     "Well, I'm taking the warning to Lady Sheila--"
     "She can do nothing, even if she would," Nasturtium snapped.  "She dares not
touch blood magic, even to fight it, except in the most indirect fashion, and
indirection will not serve!  Not soon enough, anyway."
     "Adie will think of some way to fight Khaldren," Raoul said, a little uneasily.
He took a deep breath and put his hat back on.  "And until he's stopped, we will
fight everything he brings up from the past."
     "If we have to fight the Ill Rain," Nasty Nasturtium predicted, "it won't be
easy."

Valamantis:

     Lord Protector Ka D'Argo, on a brief trip to his home on Kolact, had planned to
take ship at Valamantis.  But the port city was not as he had expected.  There was
always bustle, but now...it reminded him of a disturbed anthill.  And where had those
towers on the landward side come from?  They weren't something that could have been
built in a day, or even a year, and he'd been through here four months ago.
     "It's Old Valamantis," Arenamistress Sitalva said grimly.  "We've had word of
some kind of magic afoot aimed at ruined cities, and with all the blood spilled in
the recent Bloodgames, it would have been more surprising if something had NOT
happened there.  But understanding why doesn't help us now.  The oldest levels of Old
Valamantis," she said grimly, "were Folstrom.  NOBODY wants to see the Folstrom loose
in the world again."
     "Bringing the ruins back is one thing," the tall gladiator argued, "but the
people...?  Surely Ahringol won't release their souls because of a spell and some
blood."
     Sitalva watched the slight wavering of the resurrected towers and shivered,
though the day was already warm.  "We'll find out, when the city stabilizes.  The
Silver Mage says sometime in the next week and a half or two weeks.  But we can see
people moving around in there.  And even if they're zombies, it isn't going to be
good."

Iaye:

     The fishing boats that had fled Iaye when the earthquakes began crept back one
by one as the Trier grew calm again.  Most of them followed the coast down toward
Point, not because they needed the guidance but to see for themselves if drowned
Krael had truly risen from the waves.
     It had.
     Lord Protector Goff, assistant manager of the Red Dog Gang, stood on the gently
rocking deck of his boat and stared through a spyglass at the rampart of buildings
that blocked what had been the strait between Iaye and Point.  He wasn't sure what he
had expected, but not this.
     Krael stood above the water, but not as it must once have looked.  Many of the
taller buildings showed broken tops, and all was slimed with mud and weed.  Here and
there, decaying wrecks lay in the streets or even on the roofs of houses.  The smell
of dead fish was obvious even from a mile away.  Krael LOOKED like a city that had
spent centuries under water.  The people who moved among those ruins didn't.  There
weren't enough of them to represent the entire population of the city at the time of
its disaster, he guessed at no more than two hundred.  But they looked...normal.
Alive.  And their activity--they seemed to be trying to clear one section of the city
of its mud and debris--were just what you'd expect.
     And they seemed to take the whole situation for granted.  They must KNOW, from
the state of Krael now, what had happened, but they just calmly went about cleaning
up.
     That was the most unnerving thing of all.

Xochithlan:

     There were no ruins around Xochithlan to rise up at the wizard's call, because
the modern city was the old city, continuously lived in for longer than most
Alastarian cities had existed.  There was, perhaps, a tendency for certain long-
buried residents to stir in their graves, but if any came out to walk the streets, it
was not immediately obvious.
     What was obvious was the forest.
     There had been a forest around Xochithlan for a long time, but it had been
burned away during the Rirorni War.  Replanting efforts had been ongoing for the last
eight years, but eight years is not long enough to bring back a major forest.  And
what surrounded the city now, pressing in against the walls and disturbing the newer
suburbs, was a major forest.
     Not, however, a forest such as the Xochithlani remembered.
     This was a Forest Primeval.
     This was a forest that might hide...anything.
     And according to the scholars of ancient texts consulted by King Feyen of
Xochithlan, it probably did.

Zuwayza:

     Zuwayza was as old as Xochithlan, and there were as many dark secrets buried
under its streets.  The foundation of the city, Vekhirn knew, went back to the days
before the first humans.  There were Folstrom traces, but there was also something
older.  Maybe more than one something.  And they were all stirring.  Too much blood
had been spilled here, especially in the years since the invasion--during the
invasion itself, and in the slow beating back of the Eastern forces.
     And in other ways, or for other causes, as well.  The court wizard had sensed a
new feeling in the people of the old city.  Harder.  Crueler, perhaps.  Less patient,
less tolerant--and the Glorious Empire had never been noted for tolerance.  The woman
Jayde, who claimed to be the daughter of Kjarran, her death and her mysterious
apotheosis, had that been the start of this dark bitterness that gripped the people?
He shrugged that off.  Whatever the cause for the change of heart, blood had been
spilled.  And somewhere, someone had called on spilled blood to raise old evils, and
spilled blood everywhere had answered.

Aruak City:

     Adeolar stared into the gilt-framed mirror, frowning and twisting a lock of hair
between nervous fingers.  Nothing she was Seeing was good.  Not that the mirror was
the best way to See, but it was the only scrying device she had that was still
working.  There was a bloody film over the glass that could not be washed off, and
that, she suspected, was a sign of just how bad things were.  Blood magic, used to
excess, tainted everything.  There was no doubt that the wizard in Zorpunt was strong
and ruthless, but what he had started seemed to be taking on a life of its own.  And
no one, so far, seemed able to stop him.
     She would have to take steps herself.

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Dal Shang:

     From the top tier of the arena, you could see a long way out to sea, because the
arena was built on a cliff above the harbor.  So was a lot of the rest of Dal Shang,
but except for the governor's palace, it mostly wasn't as high as the arena.
     Lord Protector Wais, who had come home to Dal Shang in a vague effort to boost
that beleaguered arena, was sitting on the top tier brooding.  The arena was
shrinking faster than a pool of water in the desert.  Promising warriors who were
looking for a career in the arena were not looking in THIS arena.  Fourteen active
warriors last time, and two of them had been retiring by way of a Dark Arena
appearance.  His own team, even, had gone inactive!  Something had to be done, but he
had no idea what.  Even the fans had deserted Dal Shang arena.
     With a sigh, he turned away from the empty arena to look out to sea.  And so he
saw the waters of the lake heave as though they were boiling, and a new--or very
old--island rise like a black reef no more than five miles off shore.  Five miles is
too far away to see the details, but there was something disturbingly regular about
the broken ridgeline of that island.  Like buildings....

A note for the people of the Free Cities and Lirith Kai:

     Some people say that if you get rid of magic, the world will be much simpler.
Some people say that the destabilization of the Arcanum will get rid of magic.  Ha!
High Magic, the stuff that highly educated wizards do, falters as the Arcanum
weakens.  But there are other kinds of magic.  Older.  Cruder.  Less vulnerable.
There's Blood Magic.  Spilling blood releases power.  The more blood, the more power.
     And a very powerful wizard of several centuries ago, Khaldren of Krael, who
decided that he didn't want to die when the city around him was dying, has come to
the present.  He's made a spell to bring Krael back from ruins, and he's tied it to
Blood Magic.
     But there's more blood being spilled around Alastari than he realized, and a lot
of Lost Cities that want to live again.  If you have some old ruins near your house,
and there's an arena where people are bleeding and dying, you've got trouble coming.
This is now your story, too.

     It's all a plot, and probably a dark one.  Where is Daylight Savings time when
you need it?

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Greetings, fair people of Andorak!  It is I, Khalli Dyr'eel, your beloved
Spymaster, here to report the goings on inside the white walls of Andorak's arena.
33 fights this cycle, with three match-ups going against stand-bys.  Nine challenge
matches, but somehow a random match-up for King's Sentinel.  What, no one wants to
hold Andorak's highest position?  Or are you all just THAT afraid of Monica and her
virtuousness?  Let's see if we can't generate some interest in fighting here, before
we end up like Lirin Kiv and have fewer fights than THEY do.  C'mon!  Where's the
Andorak spirit!
     Let's take a look at our challenges for this turn:
     JUPITER (44-2554) (52-54-0,220) of SHERWOOD FOREST challenged VISION (26-1573)
(40-23-2,204) of HEADBANGERS.  JUPITER viciously subdued VISION in a crowd pleasing 2
minute Challenge fight.  Down 16.  Clearly, someone hasn't been paying attention to
my conversations with SoV on the DC subject.  In case you all missed it, he's finally
trying to live up to Andorak's standards!  And what does he get in return?
Blindsided by DCs.  Jupiter was a heavy favorite in this fight, and didn't disappoint
the bookmakers, easily putting Vision down for the count.
     THE PINK RANGER (68-9166) (31-23-1,197) of SUPERIOR FORCES X challenged WARPATH
(66-2926) (51-92-4,200) of X-FORCE.  THE PINK RANGER subdued WARPATH in a 2 minute
Challenge melee.  Up 3.  Pink Ranger was very helpful, adding another loss to
Warpath's growing total.  Odds are, Warpath will have 100 losses long before 60 wins.
Thanks to Manager for remaining active.
     PEPSI (68-8510) (44-25-0,194) of OVERWORLD challenged SALINE LAMORAK (11-4261)
(32-51-0,194) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  PEPSI demolished SALINE LAMORAK in a crowd
pleasing 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Even.
     SHIVAA (26-3523) (98-76-0,203) of WARCKERS challenged GIMETHATSHIELD (26-1306)
(43-33-1,196) of HEADBANGERS.  SHIVAA savagely defeated GIMETHATSHIELD in a exciting
3 minute bloody Challenge fight.  Down 7.  See what I mean?  What kind of example is
this to set for SoV?  All those turns I spent ranting an raving at him, and no one
DC'd him at this level.  As so as he tries to do it right, this is his reward.  Hmff.
     JOE SATRIANI (11-4422) (22-24-2,159) of THE HEADCUTTERS II challenged GOKU (46-
3655) (27-27-2,192) of DRAGONBALL Z.  JOE SATRIANI was bested by GOKU in a popular 1
minute Challenge duel.  Up 33!  What a weird turn of events.  Here we have Joe
Satriani making this huge UP challenge against Goku, SoV trying to live honorably
(and, if you hadn't noticed, doing fairly well for the most part).  Goku was a little
too much for Joe, but it was one of the most popular fights this cycle (Andorak loves
an up challenge, you see!).  Thanks, Joe!
     BOOMER (20-357) (24-13-0,133) of THE BLUES challenged HUMMEL (14-1404) (41-87-
2,133) of MIKES.  BOOMER bested HUMMEL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge
match.  Even.
     DAIN BRAMAGE (14-3935) (24-12-2,111) of THE DEATH SQUAD challenged BRICK (20-
389) (35-29-0,162) of THE BLUES.  DAIN BRAMAGE savagely defeated BRICK in a 13 minute
gruesome Challenge melee.  Up 51!  Brilliant strategy allowed Dain to pull off this
MAJOR upset, spiraling Brick down the ranks like a basher in the top ten!  Yes, I
stole that line.  Sue me.  Dain Bramage drinks free at the Crimson Eagle until next
cycle!
     SLIM SHADY (24-4370) (18-16-0,98) of THE MC5 challenged VAJRA VALMEJAR (11-4928)
(18-24-0,98) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  SLIM SHADY was viciously subdued by VAJRA VALMEJAR
in a 2 minute Challenge duel.  Even.  Three of these this turn.  Was there no one
above you guys?
     BEAVIS (14-3996) (17-8-2,98) of THE DEATH SQUAD challenged HOMELESS PRINCE (22-
6012) (24-6-1,114) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  BEAVIS was overpowered by HOMELESS PRINCE in
a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Up 16.  Beavis couldn't beat Butthead;
what makes him believe he can take a Homeless guy?  Congrats to the Princely one for
his victory.  Odds are, 30 wins before ten losses.  Any takers!
     And in a random match-up for King's Sentinel:
     MONICA VIRTUESHIELD (11-3208) (100-53-0,363) of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE fought WEBSTER
(41-3848) (38-28-3,230) of ACTION TOYS.  A difference of 133!!!  MONICA VIRTUESHIELD
defeated WEBSTER in a 2 minute Title match.  Small wonder, here.  The difference in
recognition was nothing compared to the experience and skill difference.  Congrats to
Monica on yet another great turn, defending her throne from all comers.  Will anyone
dare to challenge her next turn?

                    This has been and will remain,
                         Khalli Dyr'eel, Spymaster of Andorak

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 101  53  0  374  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       48  35  0  265  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         49  39  0  257  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              51  19  0  254  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           58  50  0  250  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR
 PLUTO 68-7735               56  53  2  246  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 SHERRI 82-15114             15  15  0  239  SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (975) DWES EG
 JUPITER 44-2554             53  54  0  237  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   72  55  0  236  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         85  46  1  218  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 SHIVAA 26-3523              99  76  0  215  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WISTERIA 11-3786            23  12  0  214  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 POSITIVE 26-3633            90  71  0  211  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 153  7  211  STARS (743)                CAER
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        65  59  0  211  MAGICK (772)               ARADI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    82  87  1  208  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 WEBSTER 41-3848             38  29  3  208  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 PEPSI 68-8510               45  25  0  207  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 THE PINK RANGER 68-9166     32  23  1  205  SUPERIOR FORCES X (971)    FIREHOLD
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        90  79  0  204  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  43  38  0  201  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           49  33  0  200  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      43  34  1  199  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            67  75  6  198  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   22  13  0  196  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 WARPATH 66-2926             51  93  4  195  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 VISION 26-1573              40  24  2  195  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 JESUS 82-5459               35  23  3  195  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 GOKU 46-3655                28  27  2  194  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 WARLOCK 66-2473             67 100  2  193  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-BABY 43-2863                21   8  2  193  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  71  63  3  192  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  91  56  0  190  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
-DOALTY 63-2073              33  24  0  190  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      32  52  0  189  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SANDS 11-4123               40  53  3  188  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GIGGY 26-728                50  53  1  187  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 HELIO 32-3733               46  48  4  187  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 MR BLACK 82-5468            17   9  1  187  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
-QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     28  30  1  186  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 DUCK BUTTER 82-7712         15  15  0  185  THIGH MASTERS II (955)     DWES EG
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           34  41  4  183  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 STRAWBERRY BUSH 82-5460     17   8  0  182  POISONOUS PLANTS (919)     DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 QUENT KILLED MY DA 40-1948  19  11  0  180  DESIGNING WARRIORS (842)   ZENSU
-MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809     52  63  1  177  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 MERCURY 99-780              49  49  5  173  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
-CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         45  19  1  171  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           68  91  2  170  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
-WHITE CHRISTMAS 82-13930    18  17  2  165  SUPERIOR FORCES B103 (974) DWES EG
-AL BUNDY 14-2010            34  31  0  162  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        22  25  2  162  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            45  53  1  149  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        25  12  2  145  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 BOOMER 20-357               25  13  0  141  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 IRIADOR 50-2481             20   7  2  136  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 BRICK 20-389                35  30  0  135  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 HUMMEL 14-1404              41  88  2  132  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     25   6  1  126  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
-STORM LXV 60-4972           24  10  0  122  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          39  56  0  114  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050  22  16  4  114  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      19  24  0  105  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-GREAT BEAR 74-2851          20  15  0  100  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 BEAVIS 14-3996              17   9  2   97  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 SMITH 14-1282               42  89  4   96  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 SLIM SHADY 24-4370          18  17  0   93  THE MC5 (956)              ZORPUNT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PIYA 71-5625                 8   2  0   91  THAI INQUISITION (986)     KYR'TERR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HEATHER 70-6003             13  10  1   87  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 ATROPHY 14-4034             17  11  1   66  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-PLASMA DESIRE 60-3080       18   8  0   65  OGRES ARE US (647)         ARADI
-CURTIS JOSEPH 24-4384       18  15  0   63  THE MC5 (956)              ZORPUNT
-OLLIE FUNT 46-3778          18   5  1   60  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    21  27  0   48  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 PERCY QUIN 82-4728           6   0  0   48  PARKO RAMA (988)           DWES EG
 QUEENSRYCHE 40-3942         15  12  0   47  THAT 80'S METAL (945)      ZENSU

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

S-O-V -- You must have misunderstood me.  I never ever said I have a problem with you
or how you do things.  In fact, as you can tell from DM 26, I like what you bring to
an arena and I think any arena is lucky to have your presence.  What I don't like is
these so called proud Andorians who are sitting around watching you DC. -- Papaiz

S-O-V -- Don't think I'm going any where.  I may join you, depending on what I see
from my fellow Andorians next couple turns. -- Papaiz

Manager -- LOL!  That was hilarious noting Khalli said you were on maintenance, then
pointing out one of your challenges.  And you know I love you for your position on
DC'ing, kudos for that.  But I caught that little snipe at the Cadre.  Are you trying
to bag on us for running on maintenance?  I think I will have to debunk your usually
keen insight and observations on this one.  Puerco challenges, JRK challenges, and I
challenge.  I am not even running right now.  So unless you want to be a little more
specific (i.e. Armalias), don't brand us all as being stuck on maintenance. -- Adie
P.S.  It's great you threw out a couple PA's last turn!

     Adie -- Nice to hear from you!  I think.... -- Khalli

Armalias -- You've been talking about paying attention to your team for a long time
now.  Hop to it! -- Adie

Manager -- Looks like you're the one keeping a low profile around here.  You've been
after me since mid last year, and I did not even know it?  I guess it's called
keeping a low profile, or just plain out doing a lousy job at it.  Your biggest fan.
-- Sablon-O-Vlad

Monica Virtueshield -- Congrats there, big girl.  Nice fight, and well done on the
100th win.  Kudos. -- Je Suis Bien

Pepsi -- Ahhh....  I am not even back two turns and I can already feel the love.  Why
don't you have a Coke and a smile and shut the...oh, never mind.  I'm sure you know
how it goes. -- Giggy
P.S.  You are a lucky dog that both my weapons broke.  Wahhhhh....

Deadpool -- I guess you don't know until you try.  Well done.  Was it asking too much
for you to bring a shield? -- Gime

Hey now!  Look at all the TP's hanging around here.  I'm sure one of them has a
shield.... - Gimethatshield

Khalli -- You know, it is really lousy of you to say I was going to downchallenge
Brick.  Us Headbangers have went a whole two turns, trying to walk the straight and
narrow here in Andorak, and what do we get from you?  Lies about downchallenging.
Thanks a ton.  You really make us want to keep up this whole honor BS. -- Vision

     Vision -- If you'll take note of my commentary this cycle, you'll see that my
     ire has been turned against those who are now persecuting YOU.  Your team's
     actions have been duly noted AND appreciated. -- Khalli

Vajra Valmejar -- Just a little slow on the draw, eh? -- Homeless Prince

Overworld -- DOWNCHALLENGERS!?!?!

Vision -- Good fight.  We will meet again. -- Brick

Khalli -- You got a personal out of me, too.  Manager last turn, me this turn, what
miracles might occur next turn? ;) -- Ivy
P.S.  I wish I did have the energy to be more active here, but I just don't have it.
Sorry.  There's just too much going on with my Earth persona, the Alastarian persona
is getting neglected.

     Well, I guess the earth persona REQUIRES more attention from us ALL.  Myself
     included.  Thanks for taking the tie for at least one personal.  I do love
     hearing from the great managers of Andorak! -- Khalli

Shivaa -- Thanks for the target practice! -- Zephyr

Saline Lamorak -- Close fight!  And we both got the same reward at the end, although
mine seems to have come with a few more perks. :) -- Wisteria

Mrs Limeschultz -- Do you have a first name?  It must be hard to make friends being
so formal and all. -- Scryb Sprite

Boomer -- Well, um, I guess you're singing the blues now?  Good try, and I know I've
got a rotten record and a freaky style, but I'm not THAT bad, not after so long. --
Schendirk

In the Afternoon -- But only if it stops raining. -- Leeta Stormrider

Helio -- Wow, THAT one was loaded! -- Pussycat

Sablon-O-Vlad -- Well, in the past few years, the technique for breaking the silence
here has usually been to provoke Doc Steele.  I don't know that I'd RECOMMEND this,
but it does stir things up. -- Leeta
P.S.  As an alternative, you could move all your warriors to Lirin Kiv this split.
It's a pleasant, intimate little arena, and there are personals.

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUPITER viciously subdued VISION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
THE PINK RANGER subdued WARPATH in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
PEPSI demolished SALINE LAMORAK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SHIVAA savagely defeated GIMETHATSHIELD in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
JOE SATRIANI was bested by GOKU in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
BOOMER bested HUMMEL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
DAIN BRAMAGE savagely defeated BRICK in a 13 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
SLIM SHADY was viciously subdued by VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BEAVIS was overpowered by HOMELESS PRINCE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD defeated WEBSTER in a 2 minute Title match.
SNOWY OWL handily defeated WARLOCK in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE was devastated by SHERRI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PLUTO demolished BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided brawl.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE savagely defeated ZEBRAWOOD in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
LEETA STORMRIDER slimly lost to JE SUIS BIEN in a exciting 5 minute bloody fray.
DEADPOOL was devastated by ZEPHYR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DIS-EMBOWEL demolished MR BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
POSITIVE luckily beat QUENT KILLED MY DAD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody fight.
HELIO slimly lost to SCRYB SPRITE in a popular 4 minute gruesome bout.
SANDS was narrowly defeated by JESUS in a action packed 2 minute bout.
HEATHER won victory over GIGGY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory fray.
B. LLUD PITT demolished DUCK BUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD vanquished SCHENDIRK in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
WISTERIA overpowered STRAWBERRY BUSH in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
IN THE AFTERNOON overpowered MERCURY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
WOLVERINE handily defeated LAWRENCE THE SOT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLACKRAZOR was savagely defeated by PUSSYCAT in a popular 5 minute gruesome fight.
SMITH was handily defeated by NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IRIADOR demolished TARIN SHARPEYES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
QUEENSRYCHE was overpowered by HEATHER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ATROPHY handily defeated LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PIYA vanquished YOGONITH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PERCY QUIN demolished SHINORR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         LUNGING ATTACK   122 -  76 -  2      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  43 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  37 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  39 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  26 -  1      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  18 -  1      22  |

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:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  9     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MONICA VIRTUESHIE 11-3208 101  53  0  374 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025        49  39  0  257 DIS-TEAM (810)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY OWL 71-3252          58  50  0  250 CALL OF THE WILD (805)
TOTAL PARRY      JE SUIS BIEN 26-626        85  46  1  218 HEADBANGERS (9)
BASHING ATTACK   HEATHER 48-3062            88 153  7  211 STARS (743)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               28  27  2  194 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  91  56  0  190 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
PARRY-LUNGE      DUCK BUTTER 82-7712        15  15  0  185 THIGH MASTERS II (955)
STRIKING ATTACK  MERCURY 99-780             49  49  5  173 WAR SEEKERS (946)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          68  91  2  170 WAYFARERS (782)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUENT KILLED MY DAD 40-1948.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELIO 
32-3733, SHIVAA 26-3523, JE SUIS BIEN 26-626, CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153, PUSSYCAT 
14-3701, SNOWY OWL 71-3252, PLUTO 68-7735, LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849, SCRYB SPRITE 
60-4003, and JUPITER 44-2554.

The least popular fighter this week was LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were SMITH 14-1282, DUCK BUTTER 82-7712, MR BLACK 82-5468, 
MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300, ATROPHY 14-4034, QUEENSRYCHE 40-3942, DEADPOOL 66-2274, 
BEAVIS 14-3996, SLIM SHADY 24-4370, and PERCY QUIN 82-4728.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       4  6 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  2 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            3  3 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          2  3 0  
SEAM(20)             1  1 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  CAER(48)             1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         3  0 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          0  2 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          1  0 0  
CALEAM(26)           3  3 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  0 0  
ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          5  3 0  
ZENSU(40)            0  2 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 101  53  0  374  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            45  53  1  149  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 BOOMER 20-357               25  13  0  141  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     25   6  1  126  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    82  87  1  208  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         85  46  1  218  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 HELIO 32-3733               46  48  4  187  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 QUENT KILLED MY DA 40-1948  19  11  0  180  DESIGNING WARRIORS (842)   ZENSU
 WEBSTER 41-3848             38  29  3  208  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 JUPITER 44-2554             53  54  0  237  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 GOKU 46-3655                28  27  2  194  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 153  7  211  STARS (743)                CAER
 IRIADOR 50-2481             20   7  2  136  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              51  19  0  254  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        90  79  0  204  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        65  59  0  211  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         49  39  0  257  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   72  55  0  236  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  71  63  3  192  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PLUTO 68-7735               56  53  2  246  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 HEATHER 70-6003             13  10  1   87  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           58  50  0  250  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR
 SHERRI 82-15114             15  15  0  239  SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (975) DWES EG
 MERCURY 99-780              49  49  5  173  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE