DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2004    Duedate: 12/27/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAGIC JOHNSON
PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
(4-5904) [15-7-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAGIC JOHNSON                  VAGABOND
PURPLE AND GOLD (571)          SCOUNDRELS (575)
(4-5904) [15-7-1,128]          (4-6049) [3-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXCURSION                      ARCANE RAIDER
BLADES OF MIST (253)           THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
(4-5030) [22-22-1,97]          (4-4347) [8-2-0,123]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PURPLE AND GOLD (571)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK & BLUE (547)          49
2. PURPLE AND GOLD (571)       40      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. THE FORCE II (537)          34      Unchartered Team
4. SOME BODIES (523)           31
5. THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)      26      SCOUNDRELS (575)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SCOUNDRELS (575)           3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     73  36  4 67.0   2/ 8 BLACK & BLUE (547)       10  3 1
 3/ 3 ORCCON THUGS (572)        68  36  4 65.4   3/ 7 THE FORCE II (537)        7  7 0
 4/ 5 BLACK & BLUE (547)        61  47  3 56.5   4/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)        6  4 0
 5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  60  49  3 55.0   5/15 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    6  7 0
 6/12 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    11   9  0 55.0   6/ 3 DARK TOADS (534)          6  7 0
 7- 6 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       53  45  2 54.1   7/ 9 ARENA FELINES (554)       6  9 0
 8/ 7 DARK TOADS (534)          60  55  4 52.2   8/10 BLADES OF MIST (253)      5  5 2
 9/ 8 MAYAN WHITE (570)         52  49  3 51.5   9/19 SOME BODIES (523)         5  5 1
10/10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     295 282 22 51.1  10/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  5  7 1
11-11 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     227 222 12 50.6  11/ 6 MAYAN WHITE (570)         5  8 0
12/ 9 ARENA FELINES (554)       55  55  0 50.0  12/14 DOGS OF WAR (115)         4  2 0
13-13 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     51  52  3 49.5  13/17 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      4  6 0
14/16 SOME BODIES (523)         33  39  5 45.8  14/ 5 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     4  7 2
15/ 0 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        23  28  1 45.1  15/12 DREAMERS (569)            4 11 0
16-14 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  27  33  1 45.0  16/18*SCOUNDRELS (575)          3  0 0
17/17 THE FORCE II (537)       133 173 12 43.5  17-11 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       2  2 0
18/15 DREAMERS (569)            47  62  2 43.1  18-16 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      51  73  7 41.1  19/ 0 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        1  0 0
20/18 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     42  63  4 40.0  20-21 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      1  1 0
21/20 DOGS OF WAR (115)        326 501 20 39.4  21-13 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  1  1 0
22-21 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       37  63  4 37.0  22-20 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       1  4 1
23/ 0*THE WALLEYES (580)         1   8  0 11.1  23/ 0*THE WALLEYES (580)        0  4 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===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
DM 1 MORDANT (turn 510): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
DM 2 NIANIA (turn 396): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
DM 3 OSKSI (turn 515): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 4 JHELUM (turn 511): WHITE WIND of MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
DM 5 KALTOS (turn 510): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
DM 6 TRANSEL (turn 514): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
DM 7 BONSUR (turn 511): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
DM 10 KOLACT (turn 506): LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
DM 18 TALCAMA (turn 498): SALT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
DM 21 SUNSET (turn 496): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
DM 36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): CLURACAN of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
DM 38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): CRAPOLA CRAYON of THE LOST SOULS (Stimpy, mgr.)
DM 39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 42 RODEKI (turn 448): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 51 TRICORUS (turn 396): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
DM 59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
DM 62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      --------
DM 1 MORDANT (turn 510): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
DM 2 NIANIA (turn 396): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
DM 3 OSKSI (turn 515): VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 4 JHELUM (turn 511): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
DM 5 KALTOS (turn 510): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
DM 6 TRANSEL (turn 514): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
DM 7 BONSUR (turn 511): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.) 
DM 10 KOLACT (turn 506): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
DM 18 TALCAMA (turn 498): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
DM 21 SUNSET (turn 496): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
DM 36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): THE CHADS (Rillion, mgr.)
DM 38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
DM 39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 42 RODEKI (turn 448): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
DM 51 TRICORUS (turn 396): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
DM 54 TROCAR (turn 188): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
DM 59 ILLIS (turn 176): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
DM 62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
DM 72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
DM 2 NIANIA (turn 395): ANALIRA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
                        LUBAYA THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
DM 10 KOLACT (turn 505): CUP O'PIZZA of THE JERKS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
DM 21 SUNSET (turn 495): BAD ACID of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
DM 38 CLIFFHOME (turn 460): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
DM 39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                             ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
DM 54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
DM 59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
            (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
DM 62 VALAMANTIS (turn 345): CHIP ENSER of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JHELUM, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Those betting on MILLENIUM METAL lost their shirt, as 
MILLENIUM METAL lost their fighting abilities:  0-3-0.  Say what you will about blind 
luck and dirty fighting, but BLACK & BLUE will tell you 61-47-3 is nothing to laugh 
at...  Practice pays for WHITE WORLDBENGER, who pummelled JUSTGIVEITUP, to pocket 17 
points.  SOGNATORE certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to 
GEORGE MIKAN and losing 12 points in the process!  WHITE WIND found out being 
JHELUM's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 4 challenges!  Well, 
Duelmaster WHITE WIND challenged PURPLE AND GOLD's MAGIC JOHNSON.  Is a 14-6-1 good 
enough?  What can be a greater victory?  MAGIC JOHNSON has taken his place as the 
top, as JHELUM's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in JHELUM is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DARK TOADS, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, THE MOTHERSHIP 5 scurried away from DARK TOADS.  
Oh, the shame!  EXCURSION found himself challenged by a warrior 22 below:  KURT 
RAMBIS.  KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD kept his wits as he won victory over 
EXCURSION.  My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, 
GROTESQUE and SYNDICATE.  Are DARK TOADS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I 
thought GROTESQUE showed great skill and promise when he was overcame by SYNDICATE.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Citizens of JHELUM, 
be sure to settle your debts with SLIPKNOT of MILLENIUM METAL.  He's relocating to 
the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  SPYMASTER in the Dark Arena wasn't 
enough for KERRY of SOME BODIES.  Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at The Dripping 
Blade will be!  Congratulations, SNOW FLEA.  The manager of MILLENIUM METAL should 
have sent THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH to the Dark Arena for having a 7-5-0 long ago.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in JHELUM would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in JHELUM is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  JHELUM, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at 
The Dripping Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           15   7  1   128       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTRESSENCE 5778             16   6  1   126       DARK TOADS (534)
 ARCANE RAIDER 4347            8   2  0   123       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SYNDICATE 5952               15   7  1   118       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917             15   7  0   103       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-ABHORRENCE 5568              13   7  2   102       DARK TOADS (534)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARLEY PATTON 5840          12   8  0   101       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943          17   4  1   100       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 FIRE BALL 5486               13   7  0   100       SOME BODIES (523)
 EXCURSION 5030               22  22  1    97       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 VANGUARD 5966                16   6  0    95       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900       13   8  0    95       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 GROTESQUE 5571               16   6  1    92       DARK TOADS (534)
 WHITE WIND 5902              14   7  1    92       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 DREAMER 5894                 11  11  0    91       DREAMERS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIREN WOLFE 5719             14   8  1    88       THE FORCE II (537)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912              14   8  1    86       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 HUSBAND 5561                 17  10  5    85       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-BAGMAN 5890                  11   9  1    80       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688            14   8  0    79       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            11  11  0    79       ARENA FELINES (554)
 PERICLES 5531                18  14  2    78       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
-THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580         10  10  1    73       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               12  10  0    71       ARENA FELINES (554)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               9   5  0    69       THE FORCE II (537)
 ANDROMEDA 5684               13   9  2    68       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
-WILLIE BROWN 5705            11   9  1    68       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SERILIA 5193                 14   9  2    67       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910            12  10  1    66       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                9   5  1    66       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 RAEL 5225                     9   5  1    66       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-VIPER 6122                    4   4  1    63       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           10  12  0    62       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-ROGUE 7 5813                 12   8  0    61       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 FOG SHOWER 6100               8   5  1    61       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-MA RAINEY 5702               13   7  0    60       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-SPIDER CLAWS 5692            12   9  1    59       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 WHITE DOG 5898               10  11  1    59       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 TRAUMER 5897                  9  13  1    57       DREAMERS (569)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TUSION 5769              11  11  0    56       ARENA FELINES (554)
-NICKLEBACK 5798               7  13  1    56       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 SOGNATORE 5895               10  12  0    54       DREAMERS (569)
-ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037         6   4  1    54       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             9  12  0    52       THE FORCE II (537)
-CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         11  11  0    50       ARENA FELINES (554)
-RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 REVEUR 5896                   9  13  1    49       DREAMERS (569)
 VAGABOND 6049                 3   1  0    49       SCOUNDRELS (575)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           8  14  0    47       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 DEACON 5557                   7  20  0    47       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 EMILLE 5357                   6   6  0    44       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     8   8  0    42       MAYAN WHITE (570)
-ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          6   6  0    41       CLASSIC BLUES (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRELIS FLARG 6155             4   2  1    33       THE FORCE II (537)
-BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      4   3  0    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 KERRY 6126                    3   4  3    33       SOME BODIES (523)
-CRUD 6169                     1   0  1    33       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 DROMMARE 6066                 6  11  0    31       DREAMERS (569)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  3   4  0    29       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           4   5  0    28       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-DIPLOMA 6128                  6   3  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 DOGFACE 6031                  1  18  0    26       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090           2   0  0    22       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 THE ANGRY GREEK 6174          2   0  0    17       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-WHITE SPECTRAL WIZAR 6166     2   0  0    14       MAYAN WHITE (570)
-SUPER JACOB 6151              1   2  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-WHITE THUNDER 6040            3   1  0    13       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
-PUY 5764                      2   2  0    10       TEERAK HA (553)
-TOXIC 6153                    2   2  0     9       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-RATTLE 6183                   0   1  0     9       THE WALLEYES (580)
 ALEXANDER 6186                1   0  0     7       SOME BODIES (523)
 JUNGLE JAM 6178               1   0  0     6       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-TEACHER 6150                  1   3  0     6       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 ROCKDIP 6182                  1   1  0     4       THE WALLEYES (580)
 LOTHAR 6184                   0   2  0     4       THE WALLEYES (580)
-LITTLE MIKEY 6152             0   3  0     3       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 FELZOR 6185                   0   2  0     2       THE WALLEYES (580)
-JOHN DOE 6158                 0   2  0     2       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 APP 6181                      0   1  0     1       THE WALLEYES (580)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SPYMASTER 602          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KERRY 6126            512 NONE    
BAD 6177               0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        HIGH ELF 599          512 NONE    
AWFUL 6176             0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        SHEWISH GIANT 601     512 NONE    
CUBS FAN 5709         10  9 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    TRAUMER 5897          509 JUST REV
GALEK VREN 6154        3  2 0 THE FORCE II 537      RAEL 5225             511         
SLIPKNOT 6065          8  9 1 MILLENIUM METAL 558   SPYMASTER 602         512 NONE    
BRITTNEY SPEARS 6179   0  1 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   WURM KIN 607          512 NONE    
THOUSAND FOOT KR 6098  7  6 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   SNOW FLEA 6087        512         
THIEF OF DEATH 4348    0  3 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 401  HIGH ELF 599          512 NONE    
BRAM DE WAARD 5701    15  5 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 MICHAEL COOPER 5943   510         
GREY WOLF 6145         2  4 0 SOME BODIES 523       MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    512 NONE    
CLYDE 5686            11 10 1 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 546 EXCURSION 5030        511         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Traumer -- Once again, I commend you and your manager for making superb strategy
changes.  Fortunately for me, it didn't work this time.  What do you have for me this
turn? -- Assurnasirbanipal

Snow Flea -- Glad I could serve you! -- Deacon

Pericles -- The problem you posed me is one which will require a great deal of
thought.  I'll get back to you. -- Problem Solver

Super Jacob -- My apologies for not acknowledging our fight last time.  I was
somewhat distracted by other things. -- Pericles

Vagabond -- What he means is, our manager was at the dentist.  Ugh. -- Dogface

White Thunder -- How DARE you lose to me? -- Dogface

Assur -- As you see, I've been sabotaged. -- Dogface the disgruntled

P.S.  I guess I'll just have to get in line for "most regular arena turns before
graduating," then.  But that takes so LONG.  YEARS.
P.S.  Okay, longest losing streak would also take years.

Problem Solver -- I don't seem to be having a problem at the moment, however. --
Pericles

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

14 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Found T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIPKNOT was dealt death by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
KERRY viciously butchered SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GREY WOLF was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
THIEF OF DEATH was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BRITTNEY SPEARS was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
BAD was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
AWFUL was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
HUSBAND devastated TRAUMER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
WHITE WIND was handily defeated by MAGIC JOHNSON in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
ARCANE RAIDER viciously subdued VANGUARD in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
KURT RAMBIS luckily beat EXCURSION in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
GROTESQUE was overpowered by SYNDICATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FIRE BALL bested SHAQ DADDY in a exciting 1 minute master's Challenge conflict.
GEORGE MIKAN demolished SOGNATORE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DEACON was savagely defeated by VAGABOND in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DARK CHAMPION vanquished GETS LAST LICKS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
MICHAEL COOPER devastated ANDROMEDA in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PUTRESSENCE overpowered ALL LICKERED UP in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
DREAMER overpowered SERILIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
PUSSY-FOOTED bested M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute bout.
HAPPY CAT was defeated by SIREN WOLFE in a popular 1 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
WHITE WORLDBENGER viciously subdued JUSTGIVEITUP in a popular 3 minute master's fray.
WHITE DOG was overpowered by PERICLES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RAEL beat CAT TUSION in a 1 minute expert's fight.
PAVEL ICAM defeated EMILLE in a exciting 2 minute bout.
THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH was slaughtered by SNOW FLEA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
REVEUR was handily defeated by FOG SHOWER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PROBLEM SOLVER overpowered DROMMARE in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
AVREN RALCEN overpowered DOGFACE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SWAYTHE was overpowered by GRELIS FLARG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ULTIMATE HOTTY overpowered ROCKDIP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE ANGRY GREEK beat LOTHAR in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
FELZOR was subdued by ALEXANDER in a 2 minute gory beginner's contest.
APP was bested by JUNGLE JAM in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  34 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        48 -  43 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  50 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  26 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  32 -  3      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  28 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  55 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    89 -  95 -  9      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  42 -  2      37  |

Turn 512 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         4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  7                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC JOHNSON 5904         15   7  1  128 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUTRESSENCE 5778           16   6  1  126 DARK TOADS (534)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARCANE RAIDER 4347          8   2  0  123 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
BASHING ATTACK   SYNDICATE 5952             15   7  1  118 ORCCON THUGS (572)
TOTAL PARRY      KURT RAMBIS 5917           15   7  0  103 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943        17   4  1  100 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
WALL OF STEEL    WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900     13   8  0   95 MAYAN WHITE (570)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHITE WIND 5902            14   7  1   92 MAYAN WHITE (570)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHAQ DADDY 5912            14   8  1   86 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EXCURSION 5030.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARCANE RAIDER 4347.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE WORLDBENGER 
5900, EXCURSION 5030, VAGABOND 6049, SLIPKNOT 6065, SIREN WOLFE 5719, PAVEL ICAM 
6089, DREAMER 5894, ALEXANDER 6186, GREY WOLF 6145, and FIRE BALL 5486.

The least popular fighter this week was APP 6181.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCKDIP 6182, SWAYTHE 5253, REVEUR 5896, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098, 
WHITE DOG 5898, GETS LAST LICKS 5768, WHITE WIND 5902, TRAUMER 5897, BAD 6177, and 
LOTHAR 6184.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SYNDICATE (4-5952) ORCCON THUGS (572)
EXCURSION (4-5030) BLADES OF MIST (253)
GROTESQUE (4-5571) DARK TOADS (534)