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Date   : 03/30/2004    Duedate: 04/26/2004

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-142

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 JUNGLE HAMMER 39/738    5    1  0 83.3   13 D-DAY SQUAD 34/551    411  428  4 49.0
    CASINO HAMMERZ 33/1039                      COMMON JOE'S 35/509                   
  2 THE MUPPETS 54/852      4    1  0 80.0      ALL-STAR NANA'S 67/787                
  3 EMETICS 45/1030         6    2  0 75.0      ALL THE MUN'S MEN 37/219              
    HAPLESS WAIF 8/1051                         DUELING FOR DOLLARS 25/558            
    WITLESS WONDERS 39/1052                     KIWI CONNECTION 13/747                
  4 BLOOD LUST 73/978      23   11  0 67.6      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808              
    WILLBENDERS 31/1016                         THE FAMILY TREE 20/717                
    MORDRED'S MADMEN 45/1015                 14 PBA 78/1006            12   13  0 48.0
  5-REAL BEER 21/859     1574  787 21 66.7      TREE PEOPLE 78/1019                   
    MISTAKEN IDENTITY 73/96                  15 DARK SIDHE 50/642     118  129  0 47.8
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                        16 ANDORIAN KNIG 11/962   40   46  1 46.5
    IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 7/883               17 SIR AGLIO 10/716       43   51  0 45.7
  6 A UNIT 70/844          54   27  2 66.7   18-DRUID'S GROV 50/1041    5    7  1 41.7
    A UNIT XV 82/851                         19 DRINKING BUDD 39/574   83  142  1 36.9
  7 DREAM PARK 9/1036      39   22  0 63.9   20 SAND DANCERS 78/848   245  447  1 35.4
  8 THE BLACK COM 54/698    5    3  0 62.5      SAND DANCERS 52/942                   
  9 DREAM TEAMS 41/919     93   72  1 56.4      SAND DANCERS 51/610                   
    MIKE'S MISFITS 1/793                        THE MIDDLE WAY 39/946                 
    DEADLY DE-PARTED 11/370                     NORTHERN LIGHTS 45/1042               
 10 ANCIENT KNIGH 65/817   40   36  0 52.6   21 THE WHITE COM 54/529   10   26  0 27.8
 11 DARQUE FORCES 31/908   49   47  1 51.0      ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS 28/694              
    DARQUE FORCES 72/1009                    22 THAI INQUISI 71/1053    1    0  0  100
    DARQUE FORCES VIII 73/1043               23 STORM WARNIN 21/1038    0    2  0  0.0
 12 OVERRATED 96/1044       2    2  0 50.0   24-WALKING DEATH 45/771    0    2  0  0.0
    MYSTIC ORC FEAST 47/704               

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

The Isle of the Eye, Stronghold Academy:

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

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

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

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

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

     I thought Abby was about to retire the stable, but when she saw your p-ad,
Leeta, our hope is renewed.  She had decided that the system was designed to prevent
any of us from gaining ground on the leader, because after years getting to
Eligibles, it took more years to max skills and an eternity to train stats in Primus.
Maybe now, she'll run us into Primus.  Check her personal to you, Leeta, and answer
if possible.

            Atonement -- with renewed hope

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Here we are again, and it's one of those day, the kind of day where you just go 
through the motions and wait for the brain to get into gear.  Which doesn't seem like 
happening any time soon, so we'll have a few more motions....

     Royal Flush was avoided by Andorian Knights.  Other teams were avoided by other 
people.  There's a fair amount of that going around.
     Mirta got the most challenges, but I have no idea what she's going to do with 
them.
     There were thirty-three fights, which isn't really impressive, but then again, 
there are arenas that are doing worse, and it isn't like we have any competition.  We 
are, after all, the ONLY slow arena on the Isle.
     There were eleven challenges taken up (more were issued but didn't go through).  
None of them were TV challenges.  You want to make us a laughing stock?  There's a 
tourney coming up almost any minute.  Go out and win enough fights to count as 
Tourney Victors, and then come back here and use them.
     The longest fight seems to have been fourteen minutes, but I'm not sure because 
I slept through it.
     Three standbys fought, and one of them died.  Better them than me.

     The fights in briefest:
     ZOOLANDER (39-3523) (14-6-1,65) of WITLESS WONDERS fought NORM PETERSON (39-
2745) (41-70-0,67) of DRINKING BUDDIES.  ZOOLANDER overpowered NORM PETERSON in a 1 
minute one-sided match.
     SNOWFALL (45-3473) (24-13-0,49) of NORTHERN LIGHTS fought SODOM (31-4368) (19-
10-1,68) of DARQUE FORCES.  SNOWFALL was beaten by SODOM in a 2 minute fray.
     BINGE N PURGE (45-3567) (17-9-0,63) of EMETICS fought UNEMPLOYED PERSON (106-5) 
(0-0-0,70) of Other People.  BINGE N PURGE overpowered UNEMPLOYED PERSON in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.
     KISSYFUR (67-2187) (20-9-1,77) of ALL-STAR NANA'S fought EGOTISTIC DUKE (28-
2779) (19-11-1,54) of ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS.  KISSYFUR handily defeated EGOTISTIC DUKE in 
an action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
     MOSGIEL (14-3836) (19-6-1,49) of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS fought LUMBERING WAIF (8-
4346) (15-9-0,67) of HAPLESS WAIF.  MOSGIEL was overpowered by LUMBERING WAIF in a 1 
minute one-sided bout.
     RANDOM MATCHUP (96-1048) (8-4-3,59) of OVERRATED fought TSUNAMI (21-5470) (16-5-
0,53) of STORM WARNING.  RANDOM MATCHUP subdued TSUNAMI in a popular 1 minute fight.
     LEVITICUS (54-1687) (17-18-2,97) of THE WHITE COMPANY fought MONSOON (21-5407) 
(15-9-2,56) of STORM WARNING.  LEVITICUS handily defeated MONSOON in a 1 minute one-
sided fight.
     U.S.S. ARIZONA (34-2643) (19-14-1,91) of D-DAY SQUAD fought PIYA (71-5625) (6-2-
0,20) of THAI INQUISITION.  U.S.S. ARIZONA was vanquished by PIYA in a popular 2 
minute gruesome one-sided bout.
     CARLA (39-2428) (59-72-1,149) of DRINKING BUDDIES fought CHEATING MANAGER (106-
6) (0-0-0,130) of Other People.  CARLA executed CHEATING MANAGER in a 1 minute bloody 
one-sided fray.  The audience was bored, but the other warriors all cheered.
     EVE (72-4596) (13-2-0,106) of DARQUE FORCES fought SIR YDER (31-4353) (24-8-
0,108) of WILLBENDERS.  EVE was overpowered by SIR YDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
     DOLLFACE (39-2372) (58-76-1,151) of DRINKING BUDDIES fought ZEBRA HAMMER (39-
3170) (19-7-0,123) of JUNGLE HAMMERZ.  DOLLFACE was savagely defeated by ZEBRA HAMMER 
in a tiresome 14 minute gruesome bout.  The longest fight.  Dollface was out drinking 
last night, it's what she does, and she couldn't stay awake for it, either.
     SIR PLUS (10-4316) (31-23-1,204) of SIR AGLIO fought FATHER OF ALL MUNS (20-
2306) (32-43-1,204) of THE FAMILY TREE.  SIR PLUS was vanquished by FATHER OF ALL 
MUNS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
     SANDPAWN (11-4169) (47-21-1,186) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS fought AVONSIDE (13-3927) 
(31-39-1,205) of KIWI CONNECTION.  SANDPAWN luckily beat AVONSIDE in a popular 2 
minute gory match.
     SANDMAN (11-3923) (50-55-2,185) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS fought KYRA (51-3774) (41-
42-1,171) of SAND DANCERS.  SANDMAN vanquished KYRA in a 2 minute mismatched fray.
     PAT (35-2292) (35-42-2,210) of COMMON JOE'S fought BELGOROTH (50-3175) (30-28-
0,167) of DARK SIDHE.  PAT demolished BELGOROTH in a 2 minute uneven bout.
     SNOOPER (1-5154) (36-18-3,206) of MIKE'S MISFITS fought WHEEL OF FORTUNE (25-
2529) (43-38-2,196) of DUELING FOR DOLLARS.  SNOOPER devastated WHEEL OF FORTUNE in 
an action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
     WEINERMUN (37-2635) (51-44-3,408) of ALL THE MUN'S MEN fought VERMICIOUS KNID 
(106-30) (0-0-0,240) of Other People.  WEINERMUN savagely defeated VERMICIOUS KNID in 
a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.
     LONALILTA (50-2806) (51-42-2,248) of DARK SIDHE fought *WINTER* (65-3644) (27-
25-1,195) of ANCIENT KNIGHTS.  LONALILTA overpowered *WINTER* in an exciting 1 minute 
one-sided match.
     KITALA THE BOLD (78-875) (82-101-2,239) of SAND DANCERS fought SANDBLASTER (11-
3899) (51-53-3,190) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  KITALA THE BOLD overpowered SANDBLASTER in 
a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched brawl.
     DUNEDIN (14-3703) (30-35-0,220) of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS fought SCUM #1 (50-2743) 
(46-52-0,201) of DARK SIDHE.  DUNEDIN was savagely defeated by SCUM #1 in an action 
packed 4 minute struggle.
     BALCLUTHA (14-3169) (26-34-1,214) of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS fought KALANDRA (50-2443) 
(56-56-3,208) of DARK SIDHE.  BALCLUTHA viciously subdued KALANDRA in a popular 2 
minute gruesome conflict.

     And the challenge matches:
     SPLIT (78-2347) (22-12-0,78) of PBA challenged DEBBIE DAHMER (45-3579) (23-6-
1,90) of MORDRED'S MADMEN.  Up 12.  SPLIT demolished DEBBIE DAHMER in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge competition.
     BIRAN (54-1927) (15-7-1,51) of THE WHITE COMPANY challenged 300 (78-2346) (18-
15-0,78) of PBA.  Up 27.  BIRAN was handily defeated by 300 in an exciting 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge bout.
     PINE (78-2350) (21-6-1,38) of TREE PEOPLE challenged GWEN RYDER (9-4867) (18-7-
0,42) of DREAM PARK.  Up 4.  PINE was vanquished by GWEN RYDER in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     PIXIE BLIGHT (73-4427) (15-13-0,84) of DARQUE FORCES VIII challenged SCOOTER 
(54-118) (18-7-1,92) of THE MUPPETS.  Up 8.  PIXIE BLIGHT was vanquished by SCOOTER 
in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
     PROOKIE (78-2345) (20-11-1,53) of PBA challenged DANNIA TYL SIO (52-3393) (32-
22-1,76) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 23.  PROOKIE was vanquished by DANNIA TYL SIO in a 1 
minute uneven Challenge duel.
     MATADOR (11-4139) (40-33-2,92) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged EGAN FORN (39-
3295) (24-32-0,58) of THE MIDDLE WAY.  Down 34.  MATADOR viciously subdued EGAN FORN 
in a popular 2 minute Challenge competition.
     STONEWALL (11-3900) (48-56-2,129) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged MIRTA (51-4033) 
(44-28-1,118) of SAND DANCERS.  Down 11.  STONEWALL was devastated by MIRTA in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.
     MERCY (54-1797) (19-10-0,123) of THE BLACK COMPANY challenged TASHIA (11-2740) 
(28-34-1,177) of DEADLY DE-PARTED.  Up 54.  MERCY overpowered TASHIA in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     TYRE (31-3713) (29-21-0,138) of DARQUE FORCES challenged FEATHER (54-1742) (19-
15-2,148) of THE WHITE COMPANY.  Up 10.  TYRE won victory over FEATHER in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
     HANNYA (73-4350) (26-8-1,154) of BLOOD LUST challenged JUAN (41-2304) (26-16-
0,198) of DREAM TEAMS.  Up 44.  HANNYA overcame JUAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge 
match.
     SIDON (31-3712) (32-23-2,189) of DARQUE FORCES challenged SIR LY (10-4116) (40-
30-0,209) of SIR AGLIO.  Up 20.  SIDON devastated SIR LY in an action packed 1 minute 
brutal mismatched Challenge fight.

     And for the title, a random match:  ATONEMENT (82-761) (47-25-0,386) of A UNIT 
XV fought PAUL (35-2349) (36-34-2,405) of COMMON JOE'S.  ATONEMENT demolished PAUL in 
a 2 minute one-sided Title brawl.  Good work, Atonement!  It's always a pleasure to 
see someone doing his job, which you obviously are.  And a salute also to Paul, who 
made a valiant effort.

                                        Livia

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ATONEMENT 82-761            48  25  0  398  A UNIT XV (851)            DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEINERMUN 37-2635           52  44  3  416  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
-WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        104  38  3  268  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA
 LONALILTA 50-2806           52  42  2  261  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      83 101  2  249  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
-GROLSCH 21-5029             36   4  4  238  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 BALCLUTHA 14-3169           27  34  1  222  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 SNOOPER 1-5154              37  18  3  219  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 FATHER OF ALL MUNS 20-2306  33  43  1  219  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM
-FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         53  40  6  215  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 PAT 35-2292                 36  42  2  214  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 SIDON 31-3712               33  23  2  211  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JUNINHO 7-4001              25  14  1  210  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
-BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352        36  38  3  208  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SCUM #1 50-2743             47  52  0  207  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
-KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       33  13  1  203  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            48  21  1  199  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            31  40  1  198  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 DUNEDIN 14-3703             30  36  0  198  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 PAUL 35-2349                36  35  2  197  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
-BUTCH 70-6657               33  24  2  197  A UNIT (844)               SENTERN
-PRIMUS 21-4975              38  13  0  196  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         60  36  2  195  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 KALANDRA 50-2443            56  57  3  195  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 SANDMAN 11-3923             51  55  2  192  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 WHEEL OF FORTUNE 25-2529    43  39  2  192  DUELING FOR DOLLARS (558)  LYRATILAN
-JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407       82  60  2  191  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SIR PLUS 10-4316            31  24  1  190  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 HANNYA 73-4350              27   8  1  189  BLOOD LUST (978)           ERINIKA
 *WINTER* 65-3644            27  26  1  189  ANCIENT KNIGHTS (817)      DAL SHANG
 SIR LY 10-4116              40  31  0  187  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         51  54  3  183  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JUAN 41-2304                26  17  0  177  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
-KING FORADAY 47-3762        41  39  4  176  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         32  15  1  175  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 KYRA 51-3774                41  43  1  165  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
-TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    38  33  0  165  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 BELGOROTH 50-3175           30  29  0  165  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 MERCY 54-1797               20  10  0  161  THE BLACK COMPANY (698)    TROCAR
 CARLA 39-2428               60  72  2  155  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 TYRE 31-3713                30  21  0  151  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JACK SPRAT 47-2954          48  55  4  147  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 TASHIA 11-2740              28  35  1  143  DEADLY DE-PARTED (370)     ARUAK CITY
 ZEBRA HAMMER 39-3170        20   7  0  143  JUNGLE HAMMERZ (738)       XOCHITHLAN
 FEATHER 54-1742             19  16  2  143  THE WHITE COMPANY (529)    TROCAR
 MIRTA 51-4033               45  28  1  135  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DOLLFACE 39-2372            58  77  1  132  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 SIR YDER 31-4353            25   8  0  123  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL
 STONEWALL 11-3900           48  57  2  117  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 SCOOTER 54-118              19   7  1  102  THE MUPPETS (852)          TROCAR
 EVE 72-4596                 13   3  0  101  DARQUE FORCES (1009)       DRAGONHEAD

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SPLIT 78-2347               23  12  0  100  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 LEVITICUS 54-1687           18  18  2  100  THE WHITE COMPANY (529)    TROCAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-PALLADICE 31-3968           19  35  4   96  STORMWATCH (690)           CHIMLEVTAL
 MATADOR 11-4139             41  33  2   94  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      33  22  1   86  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 KISSYFUR 67-2187            21   9  1   86  ALL-STAR NANA'S (787)      BARIKALA
 300 78-2346                 19  15  0   86  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-NASSE 50-3307               20  18  1   79  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346       16   9  0   79  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
 PIXIE BLIGHT 73-4427        15  14  0   79  DARQUE FORCES VIII (1043)  ERINIKA
 BINGE N PURGE 45-3567       18   9  0   78  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       23   7  1   77  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
 ZOOLANDER 39-3523           15   6  1   77  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 SODOM 31-4368               20  10  1   75  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
-GOLDEN MOMENT 11-5622       22   5  1   72  COLORIFIC (1050)           ARUAK CITY
 PIYA 71-5625                 7   2  0   72  THAI INQUISITION (1053)    KYR'TERR
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048       9   4  3   69  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS
-MELTDOWN 8-4353             20   5  0   65  X-FORCE (1054)             ARKERS
 EGAN FORN 39-3295           24  33  0   64  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN
-WILD CARD HAMMER 33-6864    22  17  2   62  CASINO HAMMERZ (1039)      NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-FEUDER 45-1305              23  21  0   61  WALKING DEATH (771)        STORMCROWE
 GWEN RYDER 9-4867           19   7  0   60  DREAM PARK (1036)          ZUKAL
 NORM PETERSON 39-2745       41  71  0   58  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 MONSOON 21-5407             15  10  2   56  STORM WARNING (1038)       SUNSET
-UR BRAIN ON EGG 47-4703     14  11  1   54  MYSTIC ORC FEAST (704)     NORTH FORK
 EGOTISTIC DUKE 28-2779      19  12  1   53  ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (694)    MORYA
 SNOWFALL 45-3473            24  14  0   52  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
 PROOKIE 78-2345             20  12  1   52  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 BIRAN 54-1927               15   8  1   49  THE WHITE COMPANY (529)    TROCAR
 MOSGIEL 14-3836             19   7  1   46  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 U.S.S. ARIZONA 34-2643      19  15  1   46  D-DAY SQUAD (551)          MONUNTIAL
-UNCERTAIN OMELET 47-3786    12   5  0   44  MYSTIC ORC FEAST (704)     NORTH FORK
 PINE 78-2350                21   7  1   32  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
CHEATING MANAGER 106-6      0   1  0   1                    CARLA 39-2428          142

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Leeta -- Overheard you talking to Atonement.  I do not believe in burning skills when
I train my gladiators.  If I ever get to Gateway are you saying I can train skills
once again? -- AK47

     Gateway is closed.  Everyone who went there came back and is now in Primus.

Kitala The Rude -- Perhaps you grew up in a city and do not know how Hillbillies
feud.  Allow me to tell you how it goes down as this feud seems one-sided.
#1 -- A family member is insulted and complained.
#2 -- Runners are sent out to tell of dishonor to everyone.
#3 -- Offended family roams area and begin jumping offending family members with
      fist, boots, rock, stick and dogs.
#4 -- Gunfire into air causes both families to run home and arm themselves and peek
      out windows and brushpiles for hours in ambush.  All are willing to shoot on
      sight.
#5 -- Tempers cool down some.  Offending family 8-10 year old girls show up with a
      couple jars of apple butter as a gift.
#6 -- Armed escort to our cornfield as one bushel of corn is harvested and our 8-10
      year old girls are sent to give gift/peace offering.
#7 -- When gift is accepted both sides lay down weapons and we meet in the open and
      hug each other and apologies are given and received along with praise and words
      of concern to those hurt in feud.  Moonshine is shared.  All is at peace until
      next time. -- AK47 (Sometimes lawmen die in crossfire which is not acceptable.
City Folk tend not to make peace offerings and when enough of them die in ambushes
over a couple days they leave town so quick we all increase our wealth with their
belongings)

Leeta -- I think I know the answer, but don't have recent Primus experience to fall
back on, so tell me what your experience tells you, please.  Question:  Do you have
to fight one of the former Gateway (maxed) warriors to get the increased learning
benefit?  Also, aren't the former Gateway warriors all in the upper brackets, where
my lower bracket warriors can't challenge them?  I would like it to be that the whole
arena has increased skill learning, but past observations tell me that R.S.I. won't
let that happen.  It would put the leaders in jeopardy of losing the lead.  Thanks.
-- Abby

Atonement -- Good fight.  One of these days I hope to beat you.  I do think that I
will be off to Primus in this upcoming split.  So I don't have much time to do it,
but I will keep trying.  I sure do hope that you are going to be off to Primus as
well. -- Father of all Muns

Sandblaster -- You sure do like to sit down on the job.  I mean you spent most of the
time on the ground letting me beat you.  Don't get me wrong, I quite enjoyed it.  I
just don't think that you will win very much with that kind of fighting style. --
Balclutha

Crip -- Are you leaving us?  Or did you just miss a turn? -- the Mun

Donnie tyl Sio -- It was the best no #2 could come up with. -- Elderberry

Sand Dancer -- We meet again.  You are all over the place.  I like Aimed Blows.  They
are fun to run. -- Elderberry

Tashia -- Well fought, sword-sister. -- Kitala the Bold

Feather -- That surely didn't FEEL like a feather you were hitting me with.  Ouch!
Good work. -- Mirta

Eve -- Very darque of you, that was. -- Dannia tyl Sio

Zoolander -- Wow, five skills!  Thanks a bunch. -- Snowfall

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIDON devastated SIR LY in a action packed 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
HANNYA overcame JUAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
TYRE won victory over FEATHER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MERCY overpowered TASHIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STONEWALL was devastated by MIRTA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MATADOR viciously subdued EGAN FORN in a popular 2 minute Challenge competition.
PROOKIE was vanquished by DANNIA TYL SIO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PIXIE BLIGHT was vanquished by SCOOTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PINE was vanquished by GWEN RYDER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BIRAN was handily defeated by 300 in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SPLIT demolished DEBBIE DAHMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ATONEMENT demolished PAUL in a 2 minute one-sided Title brawl.
BALCLUTHA viciously subdued KALANDRA in a popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.
DUNEDIN was savagely defeated by SCUM #1 in a action packed 4 minute struggle.
KITALA THE BOLD overpowered SANDBLASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched brawl.
LONALILTA overpowered *WINTER* in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
WEINERMUN savagely defeated VERMICIOUS KNID in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.
SNOOPER devastated WHEEL OF FORTUNE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
PAT demolished BELGOROTH in a 2 minute uneven bout.
SANDMAN vanquished KYRA in a 2 minute mismatched fray.
SANDPAWN luckily beat AVONSIDE in a popular 2 minute gory match.
SIR PLUS was vanquished by FATHER OF ALL MUNS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DOLLFACE was savagely defeated by ZEBRA HAMMER in a tiresome 14 minute gruesome bout.
EVE was overpowered by SIR YDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CARLA executed CHEATING MANAGER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
U.S.S. ARIZONA was vanquished by PIYA in a popular 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
LEVITICUS handily defeated MONSOON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RANDOM MATCHUP subdued TSUNAMI in a popular 1 minute fight.
MOSGIEL was overpowered by LUMBERING WAIF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KISSYFUR handily defeated EGOTISTIC DUKE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
BINGE N PURGE overpowered UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SNOWFALL was beaten by SODOM in a 2 minute fray.
ZOOLANDER overpowered NORM PETERSON in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         AIMED BLOW        36 -  19 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  42 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  25 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    92 -  88 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     57 -  59 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  38 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  30 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 142 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 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 10                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ATONEMENT 82-761           48  25  0  398 A UNIT XV (851)
SLASHING ATTACK  WEINERMUN 37-2635          52  44  3  416 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)
PARRY-LUNGE      LONALILTA 50-2806          52  42  2  261 DARK SIDHE (642)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITALA THE BOLD 78-875     83 101  2  249 SAND DANCERS (848)
LUNGING ATTACK   BALCLUTHA 14-3169          27  34  1  222 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNOOPER 1-5154             37  18  3  219 MIKE'S MISFITS (793)
TOTAL PARRY      SCUM #1 50-2743            47  52  0  207 DARK SIDHE (642)
AIMED BLOW       JUAN 41-2304               26  17  0  177 DREAM TEAMS (919)
BASHING ATTACK   LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346      16   9  0   79 HAPLESS WAIF (1051)

The overall popularity leader is KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DUNEDIN 14-3703.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALCLUTHA 
14-3169, FEATHER 54-1742, MATADOR 11-4139, KITALA THE BOLD 78-875, WEINERMUN 37-2635, 
AVONSIDE 13-3927, HANNYA 73-4350, LONALILTA 50-2806, PIYA 71-5625, and SIDON 31-3712.

The least popular fighter this week was DOLLFACE 39-2372.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NORM PETERSON 39-2745, BIRAN 54-1927, PIXIE BLIGHT 73-4427, 
PROOKIE 78-2345, SNOWFALL 45-3473, EGOTISTIC DUKE 28-2779, MOSGIEL 14-3836, MONSOON 
21-5407, U.S.S. ARIZONA 34-2643, and CARLA 39-2428.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  MORYA(28)            0  1 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       4  0 0  TROCAR(54)           3  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  MONUNTIAL(34)        0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  2 0  MURSKA(35)           1  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  3 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       3  3 1  DRAGONHEAD(72)       0  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  2 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  1 0  ERINIKA(73)          1  1 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  2 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       3  2 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  2 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        2  2 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNOOPER 1-5154              37  18  3  219  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346       16   9  0   79  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
 GWEN RYDER 9-4867           19   7  0   60  DREAM PARK (1036)          ZUKAL
 SIR PLUS 10-4316            31  24  1  190  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            48  21  1  199  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            31  40  1  198  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 BALCLUTHA 14-3169           27  34  1  222  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 FATHER OF ALL MUNS 20-2306  33  43  1  219  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM
 MONSOON 21-5407             15  10  2   56  STORM WARNING (1038)       SUNSET
 WHEEL OF FORTUNE 25-2529    43  39  2  192  DUELING FOR DOLLARS (558)  LYRATILAN
 EGOTISTIC DUKE 28-2779      19  12  1   53  ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (694)    MORYA
 SIDON 31-3712               33  23  2  211  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
 U.S.S. ARIZONA 34-2643      19  15  1   46  D-DAY SQUAD (551)          MONUNTIAL
 PAT 35-2292                 36  42  2  214  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 WEINERMUN 37-2635           52  44  3  416  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
 CARLA 39-2428               60  72  2  155  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 JUAN 41-2304                26  17  0  177  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 BINGE N PURGE 45-3567       18   9  0   78  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
 LONALILTA 50-2806           52  42  2  261  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 KYRA 51-3774                41  43  1  165  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      33  22  1   86  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 MERCY 54-1797               20  10  0  161  THE BLACK COMPANY (698)    TROCAR
 *WINTER* 65-3644            27  26  1  189  ANCIENT KNIGHTS (817)      DAL SHANG
 KISSYFUR 67-2187            21   9  1   86  ALL-STAR NANA'S (787)      BARIKALA
 PIYA 71-5625                 7   2  0   72  THAI INQUISITION (1053)    KYR'TERR
 EVE 72-4596                 13   3  0  101  DARQUE FORCES (1009)       DRAGONHEAD
 HANNYA 73-4350              27   8  1  189  BLOOD LUST (978)           ERINIKA
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      83 101  2  249  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 ATONEMENT 82-761            48  25  0  398  A UNIT XV (851)            DWES EG
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048       9   4  3   69  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 14 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                           ABE SIMPSON (9-4453) SPRINGFIELD 
                            PB-LEAD (23-4385) ROCK-ETTS IV 
                      RATTLESNAKE SHAKE (60-4242) METAL MELTDOWN 
                            CHIP (60-4413) RESCUE RANGERS 
                           SLAKE (82-12993) WORD OF THE DAY 
                          DIS-COMBOBULATE (63-2222) DIS-TEAM 
                        RETARD (68-7501) POLITICALLYINCORRECT 
                           DARKSIDE (22-2714) LOST SOULS 1 
                      ZHARRA TYL MEDAN (40-2586) SUPERIOR FORCES 
                         SMOOGIE (82-2247) STREET PIZZAD III 
                             ARATHEA (13-3318) THE ELITE 
                          PX (82-14364) SUPERIOR FORCES 1203 
                       MIKE, POWERFUL (82-7051) MIKE THE HUNTER 
                          DIS-FUNCTIONAL (63-2223) DIS-TEAM 

                                          -- Green Eyes