ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 02/28/2004    Duedate: 03/12/2004

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-243

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 OVERLORDS 20/239       51   29  3 63.8    5 DARKLINGS 74/207      713  715  6 49.9
    THE STORMGUARDS 31/244                      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
  2 PARANOIA 65/281        14    9  1 60.9    6 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  481  569  6 45.8
    PARANOID ASYLUM 75/282                      SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
  3 SUNNYLAND 40/284      279  249  3 52.8      SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    BATTLE SCHOOL 65/216                        THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                 7 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   10   13  0 43.5
    1988 DODGERS 74/278                       8-HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49  125  165  3 43.1
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 65/215                   THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                     9 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1514 2028 19 42.7
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                     SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS 65/227                   SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
  4 DARK TOADS 9/275      100   94  1 51.5      SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 78/276                           SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    DARK TOADS 75/262                        10 ROOT OF ALL E 74/108   58   93  2 38.4
    DARK TOADS 65/283                     

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 310): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 278): HABEAS CORPUS of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 265): SAFIR of THE WILLBURYS 37 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 242): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 310): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 278): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 265): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 242): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 283): DREIHDEN PLUNGER of THE DREIHDENS (Dreihdenflahg)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Champion of the Horn

     "Asleep at the switch"?  I could only beat Deanjli if someone was "asleep at
the switch"?  Thanks, Larkin.
     Actually that might be so.  Look at our respective records: Me an 86-89-3
striker, she an 83-57-0 wall of steel.  She ought to have won.  At least the
Commission didn't send her out with no armor and no weapons; it's really embarrassing
to win due to a screw-up like that.  No, I got the jump, which strikers tend to do,
and I scored a critical hit right off.  As far as I can tell, I won fair and square.
No one was asleep at any switch.  Maybe I was a bit lucky.  Maybe Deanjli tyl Rhu
should train her health for a while so she can take more than two of those hits.
     Anyway, here I am.  Wow.  The Champion's chair is not that remarkable but it's
got a good view of the fights and Sheila Greywand will sit next to me if she shows
up.  I saw her sitting next to Deanjli before our fight.  Larkin sits on the opposite
site of the arena, probably to be not so close to the blast if Lady Greywand looses
her lightning.  Come to think of it, maybe they should put Greywand's chair a little
farther from the Champion.  Maybe Deanjli was half-blinded and deafened during our
fight.
     The Horn, though, the Horn is cool.  It's decorated and all, there's gold inlay
and I believe that turquoisey-looking stuff is actually jade; it's beautiful.  But
the best thing is the sound.  They let me blow it.  It's mellow yet thrilling, and
the notes carry really far.  I bet they can hear it on the mainland.  I love blowing
this horn.
     Well, I'm rambling.  There are four Grand Challenger Champions: Khora the Small,
Tremere, Alix, and Talon Warsmith.  I can't really challenge any of them because it
would be a down-challenge.  I would like to fight Alix since Bat used to be really
sweet on her, but she didn't fight last turn so it's up to a random match.  Not that
I want to hurt Bat's girlfriend.  It's just that she's kind of elusive and I wanted
to chat with her.  I don't think Khora should get the Horn; I want to see a different
team up here.  Tremere has only 36 fights showing and even though 32 of them are
wins, I would feel like a bully facing him.  Maybe he or Talon Warsmith will
challenge me.  I know Khora won't and Alix can't.  Guess I'll be facing one of those
two unless they're afraid of me, which seems really unlikely.  We'll see.
      I'm Primus eligible already.  I hope holding this title doesn't push me over
the edge into induction.  Wish me luck with that!

                                                             Nightfall

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Another day and the sun is shining.  I wouldn't have bet money on sunshine today 
last night.  It rained.  Again.  We really don't need this rain stuff.  Okay, once, 
just so we can know what it's like, be able to say, "Rain, oh, yeah, I've seen that.  
Let the farmers have it."  But it's been raining for DAYS.  Too much, you know?
     But today, the sun is shining.
     And on this sunshiny day, we have Dark Toads avoiding Overlords, when I would 
have expected them to avoid bright sunlight instead.  Unless they're desert toads.
     Khora the Small was most challenged.
     We had twenty fights, fewer than last time, and there were three standbys out 
there, as well.  This is getting bad, folks.  They could close us down for lack of 
interest!
     There were ten challenge matches, which is a good precentage even if the number 
itself is pathetic.  We take what we can get here in Lirin Kiv.
     The longest fight was four minutes.  Somebody wasn't really trying.  Have we no 
total parries here?

     Nightfall, Deanjli tells me that it was not a case of her being "asleep at the 
switch" last time.  She says that whether she was coming down with the flu, or burned 
out with being champion, or for any other subsidiary reason, you won that fair and 
square, and as long as you keep writing a column, she'll be well pleased.
     Definitely do not give Khora a chance at the Horn!

     And now, for lack of anything better to do, or at least anything more to the 
point, here are the fights--
     DARLINA (74-2995) (27-19-2,75) of SAND DANCERS fought R.O.U.S. (107-4) (0-0-
0,50) of Old Favorites.  DARLINA devastated R.O.U.S. in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  
Everyone likes devastating rats, or seeing rats devastated, for that matter.  It's 
some kind of basic instinct.
     MIDNIGHT FAITH (75-2651) (23-14-1,89) of PARANOID ASYLUM fought DAMORETH STENN 
(65-6105) (35-31-0,89) of SAND DANCERS.  MIDNIGHT FAITH was overpowered by DAMORETH 
STENN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.  It looks like Damoreth Stenn's losing 
record is receding farther and farther into the realm of "might have been."
     ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (41-80-3,146) of THE DRAGON FIST fought EVIL INPUTTER (107-
7) (0-0-0,110) of Old Favorites.  ZALMARDARIN overpowered EVIL INPUTTER in a 1 minute 
one-sided bout.  This is all well and good, but did Zalmardarin provide us with a 
replacement?  If the Evil Inputter isn't doing the input, who IS?  Maybe there's a 
Good Inputter who needs to be rescued and restored to her position.  Anybody think of 
that?
     TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (23-8-2,135) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
(74-2777) (57-54-4,109) of SAND DANCERS.  TOM RIDDLE devastated TORYN TYL DAGEDA in 
an exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  This Riddle fellow is really racking up the 
wins, isn't he?  Good cess to him.
     BAT (74-2742) (67-72-1,194) of DARKLINGS fought SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) (63-59-
3,174) of THE DRAGON FIST.  BAT vanquished SMOLDER DARKSUN in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute bloody one-sided fray.  I guess you could say that Bat sort of "put the 
smoldering fire out," eh?
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (57-88-1,188) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought JAMMIES (74-2829) 
(58-53-1,177) of DARKLINGS.  KYRLANIA defeated JAMMIES in a popular 1 minute bloody 
duel.  Ah, Jammies, hard luck.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (48-69-0,182) of THE DRAGON FIST fought TELGOR (107-27) 
(0-0-0,200) of Old Favorites.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL was beaten by TELGOR in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute conflict.  This is something you don't see very often, and I've 
heard that Telgor is standing everybody a round of drinks at the Red Sands.
     CYLADIA (51-1122) (90-101-0,194) of SKAITHVARN fought TEMPUS (31-538) (33-34-
0,162) of THE STORMGUARDS.  CYLADIA slimly lost to TEMPUS in an exciting 2 minute 
bloody battle.  Perfectly natural, because Cyladia IS slim, so how else could she 
lose?
     DARKMOON BLACKFELL (75-862) (79-65-3,208) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought DEANJLI TYL 
RHU (76-1970) (83-57-0,190) of SAND DANCERS.  DARKMOON BLACKFELL was demolished by 
DEANJLI TYL RHU in a 3 minute mismatched match.  You know, as I look at this 
extremely gung-ho Sand Dancer, I wonder about Simtakka, the arena where she trained.  
We've had another Sand Dancer out of Simtakka who acted just like this, Miha-Tahali, 
now in Primus.  Do you suppose it's something in the water?
     DEADBOLT (70-1664) (71-93-2,193) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought ZALGOR PRIGG (82-
15204) (24-12-0,190) of MUTANT LEAGUE II.  DEADBOLT beat ZALGOR PRIGG in a popular 4 
minute gory melee.  Our longest fight, such as it is.  And from the fight experience 
showing, there's no wonder it turned out the way it did.

     The challenge matches--
     DISORDER (65-6419) (20-10-1,70) of PARANOIA challenged WAIS (65-6447) (15-17-
0,53) of DARK TOADS.  Down 17.  DISORDER vanquished WAIS in a popular 1 minute one-
sided Challenge duel.  Dangerous to go around with a jewel in your head, isn't it, 
Wais?  Just no TELLING who might come after it.
     VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) (19-13-2,47) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE challenged TIRYA (46-
3594) (22-34-0,65) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 18.  VINCENT CRABBE was viciously subdued by 
TIRYA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.  And how many of you bet on Tirya to lose?  I 
admit, I did.  She seems so good at it....
     FLIGHT (75-2606) (23-14-3,100) of PARANOID ASYLUM challenged KING LOVE (40-3748) 
(20-17-2,97) of SUNNYLAND.  Up 3.  FLIGHT overpowered KING LOVE in a 1 minute uneven 
Challenge melee.  There's some deep symbolism in this, but I can't seem to get a grip 
on it.  So you're going to have to work it out for yourselves.  Sorry.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (32-29-1,175) of DARK TOADS challenged TAIRIKIA (51-4247) (62-
72-0,187) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 12.  SHYLOCK was luckily beaten by TAIRIKIA in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Was it luck, or was the announcer being 
insulting?  Shylock and Tairikia, give us your opinions on this in the next 
newsletter.
     SEMIRHAGE (74-1712) (34-38-2,157) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL challenged THE QUICKLING 
(70-1669) (45-112-2,170) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 13.  SEMIRHAGE was vanquished by THE 
QUICKLING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Amazing, it was even quick.  
Somehow I don't expect a dinosaur to be quick.
     WINSTON (75-2600) (41-19-0,195) of DARK TOADS challenged INIGO MONTOYA (74-1611) 
(44-47-4,203) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL.  Up 8.  WINSTON luckily beat INIGO MONTOYA in a 
crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.  Winston, was it luck, or do you have some 
special secret to your success?
     *LEATHER* (65-3336) (29-21-3,199) of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES challenged TALON 
WARSMITH (99-101) (58-86-8,216) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 17.  *LEATHER* was viciously 
subdued by TALON WARSMITH in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.  Ooooh, vicious!  It must be 
the Bloodgames effect.
     BRAND (82-13289) (16-14-1,196) of TOADS OF AMBER III challenged NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (60-78-0,200) of DARKLINGS.  Up 4.  BRAND was overcome by NIGHTCAP in a popular 
2 minute Challenge match.  And this despite the fact that Brand is NOT a toad.  Oh, 
well, we all have days like that.
     FENGAR II (20-61) (106-79-2,202) of OVERLORDS challenged KHORA THE SMALL (78-
519) (105-132-3,249) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 37.  FENGAR II bested KHORA THE SMALL in an 
exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.  Fengar, our thanks.  This should help to prevent 
Khora from getting a shot at the Horn, a goal favored by many.

     And with more guts than sense:  TREMERE (9-4915) (32-4-0,231) of DARK TOADS 
challenged NIGHTFALL (74-2421) (86-89-3,281) of DARKLINGS.  Up 50.  TREMERE was 
bested by NIGHTFALL in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.  A good try, Tremere, and we 
note that the announcer didn't think it was "uneven," but Nightfall did such a good 
column that we want to hang on to her for a while.

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           87  89  3  300  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       59  86  8  228  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
-ALIX 74-2701                29  13  0  218  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     84  57  0  215  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FENGAR II 20-61            107  79  2  208  OVERLORDS (239)            SEAM
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            61  78  0  208  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            72  93  2  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 BAT 74-2742                 68  72  1  204  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINSTON 75-2600             42  19  0  204  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     105 133  3  202  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
-NORMANDY 65-4916            24  17  3  202  DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS (227)   DAL SHANG
 INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611       44  48  4  201  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
-RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     32  30  1  199  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   79  66  3  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 TREMERE 9-4915              32   5  0  195  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 BRAND 82-13289              16  15  1  195  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            58  88  1  194  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 *LEATHER* 65-3336           29  22  3  194  LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (215)   DAL SHANG
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            63  72  0  191  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       24  13  0  189  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
-JON SNOW 78-2389            23   2  1  185  DARK TOADS (276)           LIN TIRIAN
 TEMPUS 31-538               34  34  0  184  THE STORMGUARDS (244)      CHIMLEVTAL
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      48  70  0  182  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   63  60  2  179  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       46 112  2  177  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
-ENDER 65-4971               39  37  0  177  BATTLE SCHOOL (216)        DAL SHANG
 JAMMIES 74-2829             58  54  1  175  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ALYAHOODI 11-2219           53  71  1  175  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 CYLADIA 51-1122             90 102  0  174  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             32  30  1  174  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      63  60  3  169  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEMIRHAGE 74-1712           34  39  2  150  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          42  80  3  148  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
-VALLANT 38-4151             33  13  2  147  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          24   8  2  141  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
-AMPLITUR 65-6440            18   5  1  130  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 FLIGHT 75-2606              24  14  3  112  PARANOID ASYLUM (282)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    57  55  4  110  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      36  31  0  100  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
-LADY BLUE 65-4777           18  12  0   92  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 KING LOVE 40-3748           20  18  2   91  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MORGANNA 75-2761            24  18  0   90  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 MIDNIGHT FAITH 75-2651      23  15  1   80  PARANOID ASYLUM (282)      JADE MOUNTAIN
-JAY HOWELL 74-3177          19  11  0   80  1988 DODGERS (278)         DAIYLA KIV
 DARLINA 74-2995             28  19  2   79  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 DISORDER 65-6419            21  10  1   77  PARANOIA (281)             DAL SHANG
 TIRYA 46-3594               23  34  0   71  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
-SHEN 65-4973                19  11  0   70  BATTLE SCHOOL (216)        DAL SHANG
 WAIS 65-6447                15  18  0   50  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      19  14  2   47  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Deanjli tyl Rhu -- Thought I might beat you that time.  You looked a little flu-ish.
-- Nightfall
P.S.  Oh, nooooo!  I have to write a column!

Khora the Small -- Too fast for me!  But thanks for the nice glass of wine
afterwards. -- Cyladia

Tremere -- What lack of FE?  What is FE? -- Cyladia

     Iron. -- Ed., just butting in

The Quickling -- Does your strategy depend on getting the jump?  Because you might
want to have a backup plan. -- Bat

     Quickling has a strategy?  This may be news to him.

Kyrlania -- Wow.  I didn't know your style could be scummed and I had no intention of
doing so.  Maybe you need to conserve your energy BEFORE the fight?  Too much
partying the night before? -- Bat

Aw, gee, I fought a stand-in.  Um, Telgor needs to change his train.  He's maxed. --
Jammies

Darlina -- I'd say you are welcome to a skill from me anytime, but I will be sitting
out until after the mail-in. -- Amplitur

Damoreth -- I think you fail to appreciate just how bad a warrior I truly am.
TigToad calls it "potential". -- Wais

Darklings -- Because at one time, in the long, long ago, you challenged me.  Until
this turn, that was all I had to go to base avoids.  Now that the Overlords have
challenged us, I'm excited to say I have two avoiding options. -- TigToad

Amplitur -- I have finally grasped your purpose, you Toads.  You were sent to humble
me, for I have been proud of my winning record.  Pride is a sin.  I foreswear it.  I
will be humble.  Now...I get to win again, right? -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Wais -- This is some kind of plot, right?  You damned Toads keep LOSING to me, keep
my record from dipping into the losing side where it belongs.  What am I going to do
with you? -- Damoreth Stenn the upset and confused

     Beat somebody else for a while?

Flight -- Fight, too, obviously.  (sigh) -- Tirya

Nightfall -- At last I have been relieved of that burden.  Write a column. -- Deanjli
tyl Rhu

Cyladia -- You cannot hope to defeat Lirin Kiv's foremost basher! -- Khora the Small
and Formidable

Darkmoon Blackfell -- They say I don't have to write a personal to you, because you
never respond, but that's YOUR problem. -- Tairikia

Midnight Faith -- Obviously, your faith is neither confined to the midnight hour, nor
misplaced.  Good fight. -- Darlina

Brand -- Not a Toad?  Not even an amber toad?  Okay, if you say so.  I suppose you
should know.  The amber headband is striking. -- Tairikia

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.
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TREMERE was bested by NIGHTFALL in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
FENGAR II bested KHORA THE SMALL in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
BRAND was overcome by NIGHTCAP in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
*LEATHER* was viciously subdued by TALON WARSMITH in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
WINSTON luckily beat INIGO MONTOYA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
SEMIRHAGE was vanquished by THE QUICKLING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHYLOCK was luckily beaten by TAIRIKIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
FLIGHT overpowered KING LOVE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
VINCENT CRABBE was viciously subdued by TIRYA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
DISORDER vanquished WAIS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEADBOLT beat ZALGOR PRIGG in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
DARKMOON BLACKFELL was demolished by DEANJLI TYL RHU in a 3 minute mismatched match.
CYLADIA slimly lost to TEMPUS in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was beaten by TELGOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
KYRLANIA defeated JAMMIES in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
BAT vanquished SMOLDER DARKSUN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
TOM RIDDLE devastated TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZALMARDARIN overpowered EVIL INPUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MIDNIGHT FAITH was overpowered by DAMORETH STENN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DARLINA devastated R.O.U.S. in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  12 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  34 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  24 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  43 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  35 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 243 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          87  89  3  300 DARKLINGS (207)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      59  86  8  228 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    84  57  0  215 SAND DANCERS (38)
LUNGING ATTACK   FENGAR II 20-61           107  79  2  208 OVERLORDS (239)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           61  78  0  208 DARKLINGS (207)
TOTAL PARRY      DEADBOLT 70-1664           72  93  2  206 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    105 133  3  202 SAND DANCERS (43)
AIMED BLOW       TREMERE 9-4915             32   5  0  195 DARK TOADS (275)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   57  55  4  110 SAND DANCERS (36)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204.  The ten other most popular fighters were INIGO MONTOYA 
74-1611, DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, TIRYA 46-3594, DARKMOON BLACKFELL 
75-862, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, DEADBOLT 70-1664, BRAND 82-13289, BAT 74-2742, and 
CYLADIA 51-1122.

The least popular fighter this week was MIDNIGHT FAITH 75-2651.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAMMIES 74-2829, KING LOVE 40-3748, TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777, 
SEMIRHAGE 74-1712, KHORA THE SMALL 78-519, TREMERE 9-4915, DARLINA 74-2995, 
ZALMARDARIN 78-312, SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513, and CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        2  2 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  3 0  
CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          3  0 0  DWES EG(82)          0  2 0  
ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       5  5 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
ARDIVENT(46)         1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREMERE 9-4915              32   5  0  195  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 FENGAR II 20-61            107  79  2  208  OVERLORDS (239)            SEAM
 TEMPUS 31-538               34  34  0  184  THE STORMGUARDS (244)      CHIMLEVTAL
 KING LOVE 40-3748           20  18  2   91  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TIRYA 46-3594               23  34  0   71  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            63  72  0  191  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 *LEATHER* 65-3336           29  22  3  194  LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (215)   DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            72  93  2  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           87  89  3  300  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINSTON 75-2600             42  19  0  204  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     84  57  0  215  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     105 133  3  202  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              16  15  1  195  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       59  86  8  228  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE