Date   : 04/25/2005    Duedate: 05/07/2005


DM-2    TURN-405

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5286) [13-7-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIP                            POSITION IS EMPTY
(2-5286) [13-7-0,94]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YOBER                          YOBER
OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)        OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)
(2-4537) [10-5-0,83]           (2-4537) [10-5-0,83]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)    24
2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       19      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. ARENA FELINES (622)          0      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK/RED KLK (617)          0
5. FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)        0      FLINTSTONE (43)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ARENA FELINES (622)        9   2  0 81.8   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     7  8 1
 2/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 121  38  0 76.1   2/ 3 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  5  3 0
 3- 4*BLACK/RED KLK (617)        7   4  0 63.6   3- 2*ARENA FELINES (622)       4  1 0
 4/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)   13   8  0 61.9   4- 4*BLACK/RED KLK (617)       1  0 0
 5/ 5 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    377 582 10 39.3   5- 6*FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)     1  2 0
 6- 6*FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)      1   2  0 33.3   6/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)   0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): SNOW FLEA of BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): JUDAS PRIEST of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): FILM FUN (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 524): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 519): MY BIG TOE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
               (turn 515): SIX DEMON BAG of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
                (turn 506): GOHAN of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 469): FUGAZI of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 157): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in NIANIA!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for PIP?  GLORY BOUND 
TROLLS' proud of it after beating YOBER and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  YOBER's match with PIP cost him a loss of 11 points!  What a putz!  SCARDY 
CAT fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one 
said he was a genius...  Was that a tear I saw in PIP's eye, as it took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't YOBER fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
NIANIA's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Jim's Tap Room?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  NIANIA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIP 5286                     13   7  0    94       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCARDY CAT 5279               7   0  0    98       ARENA FELINES (622)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOBER 4537                   10   5  0    83       OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)
-NEEBLES 5301                 10   4  0    80       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OOZE-O 5277                  10   5  0    51       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-TALON 5250                    3   1  0    41       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 ROCKZAR 5316                  3   0  0    35       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318             6   3  0    27       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 NUGGET MCGOLD 5317            5   4  0    24       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELLISANDE 5332               3   3  0    21       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-AZRAEL 5249                   2   1  0    19       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 GOLDEN SHARK 5338             2   0  1    17       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 MELLITA 5331                  2   4  0    16       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-SIK 5253                      1   0  0    14       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
-LOUD GEORGE 5329              1   0  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)
-CATSUP 5280                   2   0  0    13       ARENA FELINES (622)
-POLARIUS 5300                 1   0  0    13       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
-GNICK 5310                    0   2  0     2       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-HOSS 5251                     0   1  0     1       BLACK/RED KLK (617)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   GOLDEN SHARK 5338     405 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Osksi Noble?  Bah. -- Spike McGold
P.S.  They drove him out of town for persistent Undignified Behavior in Public.  You
know how those Osksians are.  Stuffed shirts.

The Mordant Deserter was really MEAN and very, very personal. -- Nugget McGold

Catsup -- I don't know how I'll EVER get that stain out of my shirt! -- Mellita

Gnick -- You're a golem?  I had to fight a GOLEM for my first match?  That is
absolutely the LIMIT.  It's the OUTSIDE OF ENOUGH.  This is disgusting.  I will lodge
a protest with the Commission. -- Golden Shark the Deeply Offended

I would have been NICE to the Embezzling Scribe if he'd just, you know, agreed to
help me with my taxes. -- Mellisande

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

     I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that
the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard
Hammes) has been approved by the commission.  The contest will be held in TROCAR,
arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd.  Keep in mind that this
is a slow arena.  Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for
procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest.  This announcement follows my
last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and
give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory.  My
address is at the end.  Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the
charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game!  I
will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well.
     The contest is pretty simple.  Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on
fight experience!  There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed
and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  To
help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in
case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest.  Scoring is
as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
     personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written
     from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will
     not get the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)

     The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd.  May I
point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for
winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring.  It matters not if
you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a
contest warrior.  This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in
as well.
     If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each
warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in
death, cannot score points!  Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except
avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is
discovered.  To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no
messing with these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a
clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd.  This also counts if it is found
you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges.  You can bring a
second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage.  This
means DQ to your contest team.  A second team may also enter the contest with its own
donation of $5 and adherence to the rules.  Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like
to see the prizes so here they are:

1st place - +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
     favorite knowledge
2nd place - +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior
Iron Manager - Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

     The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and
+1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE.  These prizes also
must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest.  Even those rookie level
teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight
;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced
teams!  Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come
and test your mettle!
     Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if
that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means.  If a hopeful entrant
happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an
account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and
which team it is for.  I prefer that this only be used as donation method by
incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me.  Please drop me an email, or
diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and
the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail.  Thanks to all who have
sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my
best wishes to all!

Street Legal
Jeff Bura
193 Pepperidge Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14

12 April 2005
                               A Question of Contests
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

     The familiar figure of a veteran manager clad in an Elven War Cloak at a lone
outpost somewhere near the cross roads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen sorted through his
vast disarray of DM papers and notes.
     Hammer pondered upon the recent dispatches that he had received regarding the
upcoming contests that he had been invited to participate in; after all, most contest
managers enjoyed having a HAMMERZ stable on the sands, due to the fact that they were
usually comprised of dues paying gladiators who were just a cut above the average RSI
Stand Ins.
     The Scum Fest in ADM sponsored by the veteran manager named Manager looked like
an entertaining offer, but alas, Hammer had NO candidates worthy enough to warrant
spending the cycle fees for their fleeting participation in such a contest.
     Perhaps sometime in the future, when Hammer succeeded in graduating some Aimers
and a promising candidate from one of his slow arena stables, would be the proper
     TW4 in DM 47 was already on Hammer's list of contests to participate in,
especially with the convening of the Clown Circus in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena,
along with all the other zany personalities and alliances that promised to make this
the greatest ever Turf War contest that Alastari had ever witnessed upon the bloody
arena sands!
     Those same Clowns had sent Hammer an invitation to participate in a contest that
their Dark Knighties were sponsoring in an Andorian slow arena, but Hammer also had
an invitation to send a stable to DM 54 for a contest being held in the memory of
Slaughter Priest, one of Hammer's former alliance mates who had met with an untimely
and violently unexpected death while doing a good deed for a friend off world in San
     Also added into the mix was an intriguing contest being sponsored by Zalgor
Prigg that was to be staged in a few months in the currently closed DM 13 Dullens
Regular Arena.
     Zalgor had contacted Hammer earlier in the year to inform the veteran manager
that his newest contest would feature a first round Dark Arena Challenge to level the
playing field.  Also, each gladiator would have a hyphenated Style listing after
their name for the Style Masters competition.
     An All Arena Ad Announcement was expected to be filed by Zalgor sometime before
the Summer 2005 Tourney, thus allowing the DM 13 Dark Arena Replacement Warriors from
the Dullens Contest to enter the Rookie Fall Mailer Tourney to prep for the contest.
     Hammer had been considering sponsoring such a Dark Arena First Round Type
Contest, but it would be much better to just enter the Zalgor sponsored contest,
rather than to be subjected to all the current Contest Host Harassment that was
plaguing the many contest arenas throughout Alastari.
     A grim smile crossed the lips of Hammer as he thought about the possibility of
the Clowns getting a taste of their own medicine while sponsoring their Andorian
     Hammer quickly took a pen and paper, writing instructions to his gladiator
trainer GrimmDorr at his Hammerz Flower Garden Morya Manor Estate on the Lake on the
outskirts of the DM 28 Morya Arena, to assemble a Cast of Cast Offs to enter the
upcoming contest being sponsored by Zalgor Prigg.
     Hammer jotted down a note to file the following stable with the Gladiatorial
Commission once Zalgor Prigg had announced the contest in Dullens DM 13 Arena:
Zalgor Prigg sponsored contest in Dullens DM 13 whenever the Gladiatorial Commission
was ready.
     Hammer then turned his attention to the two slow arena contest invitations that
tugged at his emotions for full participation.
     However, there was only room for one more stable addition in the current plans
of the veteran manager, who had deactivated his SNOW CALL HAMMERZ in DM 50 to devote
his attention to entering a new stable in a promising slow arena contest.
     Street Legal had recently cleared the air with the Gladiatorial Commission in
regards to sponsoring SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE in DM 54, which would begin in Trocar
around the first week of June.
     As yet, there seemed to be NO OFFICIAL ALL ARENA ANNOUNCEMENT from the Clowns
regarding their contest in an Andorian slow arena.
     These Clowns had a lot to learn about sponsoring and advertising contests!
     Hammer thought back to two years ago when Maximillian had convinced the veteran
manager to Co-Sponsor Maximillian's Morya Madness in the DM 28 slow arena.
     Abarsis the Slaughter Priest had answered the call to cross blades in the
Madness by entering a stable named LEE FAMILY.
     LEE FAMILY had NOT missed a single fight during the Madness until Slaughter
Priest's life was snuffed out one dark night in San Diego while helping a friend.
     When the Delarq Death Fest was sponsored by Hammer in the DM 59 Illis slow
arena, Slaughter Priest had answered the call to cross blades by sending a stable
named FASCIST DROOL to compete for the Ten Death Fest Prize Categories.
     Abarsis the Slaughter Priest a.k.a. Richard Hammes had been a true DM friend and
a fine competitor among many, not to mention a close comrade in arms while Hammer had
been a member of the Vendetta Cartel.
     As was written by Street Legal a.k.a. Jeff Bura in a recent All Arena Ad Eulogy
to the Memory of Slaughter Priest a.k.a. Richard Hammes:
     "On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
     Now the DM Community who either knew Rich personally from the RT and VC Emails,
or from crossing blades on the sands with this avid DM competitor; now have the
opportunity to Honor His Memory by competing in a DM 54 contest held in his Honor.
     Could Hammer do no less?
     This was an opportunity to set aside personal goals and allocate the necessary
funds to enter a stable in SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE to Honor the Memory of Rich Hammes!
     Hammer quickly filled out an entry form to dispatch to the Gladiatorial
Commission to register the following stable in DM 54 Trocar for SLAUGHTER'S
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
Trocar for the Street Legal sponsored contest in Honor of Richard Hammes a.k.a.
Abarsis the Slaughter Priest.
     GRUNGE GIRL was one of Slaughter Priest's warriors from his FASCIST DROOL.
stable that was entered in the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59 Illis Arena, so it was only
fitting to name one of the MEMORIAL HAMMERZ gladiators after one of Rich's warriors
that had competed in a Hammer Sponsored Contest.
     Hammer leaned back in his chair and reflected upon the memories of his fallen
comrade from his days in the Vendetta Cartel. Tears moistened the veteran manager's
eyes upon every remembrance of his fallen VC comrade in arms.
     Hopefully the odd assortment of veteran and newbie managers would answer the
call to cross blades in Honor of the fallen Slaughter Priest in the type of contest
that Rich had envisioned to one day Sponsor and Participate with some of Alastari's
Finest Managers!
     This One's for YOU Rich/Slaughter Priest; May You Rest in Peace!

Minister of War
kLk Knight
Illuminati Ice Pick

12 April 2005
                           FRATSFA'S QUEST FOR THE BEST!!!

     Rollup certs aplenty!  Need to know favorites for warriors initiate or above?
SURE!  Renaming of both the arena and the D.A. Monsters?  Why not!  Skill bonus
potions?  Of course!  This and more is all possible for the top 10 (ten) teams in:
Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!
     What does it cost you ask?  NOTHING!  Who is running the contest and putting up
the total of 30 rollup certs as prizes to be split up amongst the top 6 (six) teams?
Dark Knight Wasby, Dark Knight Goat and Dark Knight Toker of the Desolate Empire of
vendett@UNITED!  The gaming commission is also going to supply prizes for the top 10
(ten) teams.  Where?  FRATSFA DM-52!  When?  The month of July, T-207.
     Rules!  We, of the Desolate Empire, do not like the word Rules!  So, we use the
term requirements.  Here they are:

1.  One team per manager entered in the contest.
2.  Only (1) Total Parry on your team at a time.
3.  You must declare (1) warrior as your team's scout.
4.  Managers that have teams established in Fratsfa must have 3 (three) warriors in
    the initiates class by the contest's 3rd turn.  (If they wish to compete, or can
    send in new team!)
5.  If you bloodfeud, you must use a different warrior each time to score the
    bloodfeud points.
6.  You must declare your team in the p-ads to be entered.
7.  A declared champion and scout cannot be the same warrior.
8.  Champions are not required (manager's choice)!  Champions must be declared on the
    first fight.

     We are also offering 25 bonus points to managers that submit a brief history (5
paragraph minimum) including your manager and team name by the contest's 3rd turn.
These points will be added to the scores on turn 211.
     Now, on to the scoring:  Wins + Kills - Losses = base score
                                     Base score + Variants = Total Score

WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 points

     Let's say (a) team goes 3-2-2 = 3 wins + 2 kills - 2 losses = +3 base score.
His champion won (+3 pts) and is style master for this turn (+1 pt).  His scout lost
(-2), for a total turn score of +5 points.
     Now, let's say (b) team goes 1-4-1 = 1 win + 1 kill - 4 losses = -2 pts.  His
fighting marvel of a scout won (+2 pts) and the scout's win was a successful
bloodfeud (+2 pts).  So, the total points for the turn would be +2 points.  (There
was no champion on this team.)

Now on to the prizes:

     1)  12 (Twelve) rollup gift certificates transferred to "Fratsfa's Best"
         ultimate victor.
     2)  Renaming of Fratsfa's arena for 6 (six) months.
     3)  Renaming of D.A. monsters: Wurmkin', Bandit Prince and Black Orc.
     4)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     5)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
     1)  8 (eight) rollup gift certificates transferred to 2nd place manager.
     2)  Rename the D.A. monsters:  Dark Champion and High Elf.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus potion.*
     1)  4 (four) rollup gift certificates transferred to 3rd place manager.
     2)  Renaming of D.A. monsters Mountain Troll and Shewish Giant.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     All teams that fight at least 67 of the possible 75 fights will get 1 (one) FREE
tournament entry for a warrior of that team in the first tournament after the
completion of "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best"!

-- NOTE --
* -- All potions must be used within 2 (two) turns of the contest and on initiate
(tournament class) or higher character on the same team that competed in Fratsfa,
*  1 (one) favorites potion gives all faves:  Rhythm, Tactic and Weapon.
** 1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion gives +1 to 1 (one) skill.

    Our thanks go to RSI for their cooperation with us on the prizes they have
sponsored to make this contest of ours a reality.
     Any questions can be addressed to Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori in DM 18 or by
email:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com!  OR to Goat, mgr. Desolate Ones DM 47 or to Wasby,
mgr. Soul Forge in DM 47.

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YOBER was bested by PIP in a 2 minute Title fight.
MELLISANDE was bested by ROCKZAR in a 2 minute duel.
SPIKE MCGOLD was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MELLITA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
NUGGET MCGOLD devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOLDEN SHARK murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 405 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PIP 5286                   13   7  0   94 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
LUNGING ATTACK   YOBER 4537                 10   5  0   83 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)
AIMED BLOW       ROCKZAR 5316                3   0  0   35 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YOBER 4537.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
YOBER 4537.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIP 5286, ROCKZAR 5316, MELLITA 
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SPIKE MCGOLD 5318.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOLDEN SHARK 5338, NUGGET MCGOLD 5317, MELLISANDE 5332, MELLITA 
5331, ROCKZAR 5316, PIP 5286, YOBER 4537,  0,  0, and  0.


Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!