Date   : 04/21/2005    Duedate: 05/18/2005


DM-8    TURN-256

This Weeks Top Honors



Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

                               TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
                               (8-4728) [7-1-0,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(8-4369) [10-8-2,110]          (8-4717) [2-2-0,16]


YAKUZA (541)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LA PENTARCHIE (481)         52
2. X-FORCE (484)               34      PHOENIX FIRE (532)
3. TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)         23      Unchartered Team
4. YAKUZA (541)                22
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         22      TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   13   7  2 65.0   1/ 3 YAKUZA (541)             11  4 2
 2- 3 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)      72  41  1 63.7   2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      11  4 1
 3/ 2 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        56  34  5 62.2   3/ 7 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   7  8 1
 4/ 6 YAKUZA (541)             102  80  5 56.0   4/ 9 ENTENTER (534)            7  8 0
 5/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      180 142  4 55.9   5- 5 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  6  4 0
 6/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       44  35  0 55.7   6/ 6*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       6  6 0
 7/ 7 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  121  98 11 55.3   7/ 8 X-FORCE (484)             6  7 0
 8- 8*FURIOUS FIVE (543)         8   7  1 53.3   8/ 4 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        5  6 2
 9-10 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  76  88  8 46.3   9/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       5 10 0
10/ 9*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       17  20  0 45.9  10- 2*ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   3  2 1
11/11 X-FORCE (484)            118 155  8 43.2  11-11 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)      1  0 0
12/12 ENTENTER (534)            31  47  3 39.7  12-12*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        1  4 1

    '*'   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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 255): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 512): VISIGOTH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 501): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 501): TRIMOX of OSCO INTOXICATORS (Osco, mgr.)
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 494): BERTHA of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 463): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 456): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 350): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 157): MORROLAN E'DRIEN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                             Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): PEPSI of OVERWORLD from FIREHOLD (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 255): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 512): THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 512): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 501): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 501): OSCO INTOXICATORS (Osco, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 502): VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 494): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 463): BLOOD ANGELS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 456): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): SILENT WARRIORS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 350): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 157): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
                               BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               LOWELL DARNO of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 501): PINK of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 360): DEMURRER of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             WHIPSNADE of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             DASKINOR of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     First Champion of Steel to sit on this throne.  All hail Chaos warrior!  To Ex-
Duelmaster Ymir Bloodraven, you can come again, but try to do better next time, or
you may be slain as my new way of fighting seems to make me a bit bloodthirsty.  I
too, missed the chance to take down Goldeneye due to due date failure.
     My first title defense will be against a fellow TP named Murder-mex (if the
challenge is accepted).

                                                  Your Duelmaster,
                                                           Chaos Warrior

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at LA PENTARCHIE left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by YAKUZA.  Good show!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  
Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe ACID FIRE HAMMERZ.  Last week they got 0-0-0 
to drop by 8!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as ENTENTER can attest...  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
YAKUZA can attest, moving up by 2.  Practice pays for TARUS, who pummelled GRYPHOS, 
to pocket 29 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, TARUS was winsome, 
after beating GRYPHOS and seeing him lose 24 points.  Can you believe it?  CHAOS 
WARRIOR apparently has better things to do as ARKERS' Duelmaster than show up and 
fight!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering 
milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of X-FORCE, alone and unchallenged.  The warriors 
of X-FORCE found their efforts at combat frustrated as ENTENTER apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, YMIR BLOODRAVEN is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  SHEWISH GIANT in the 
Dark Arena wasn't enough for BUG JUSTICE of LA PENTARCHIE.  Maybe that certain 
serving girl(?) at The Swinging Aardvark will be!  Congratulations, YMIR BLOODRAVEN.  
The manager of PHOENIX FIRE should have sent TOBACCO ROSE to the Dark Arena for 
having a 10-9-1 long ago.  Fair play must not be a credo of NORTHERN BADLANDS, as 
YMIR BLOODRAVEN permanently removed TOBACCO ROSE of PHOENIX FIRE from the competition 
in a mismatched fight.  Word has it NORTHERN BADLANDS is planning on terminating more 
PHOENIX FIRE members, if they have so little to fear from revenge...  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ARKERS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  ARKERS, I leave you 
now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAMI 4683                    25  10  1   110       YAKUZA (541)
 YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369         10   8  2   110       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-CHAOS WARRIOR 1779           19  11  0   109       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 SENSEI JAN 4676              17   9  0   108       YAKUZA (541)
-MURDER-MEX 3016              19   6  0   105       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 JAGUARMAN 4532               15   8  4   103       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-FULL PLATE 3135              12   2  0    94       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZYCONIAN 3201                 9   3  0    89       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 TARUS 4728                    7   1  0    88       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 AUJARD 4639                  10   6  0    84       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 SASHA BAL TOR 4034           22  12  0    80       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 THUNDAR THE BARBARIA 4661     6   6  0    77       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DART 4586                    14   5  0    73       X-FORCE (484)
-NYTEMAIR 3602                 7   2  1    68       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAVEDIGGER 3333             13   7  2    66       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 GRYPHOS 4582                  9   4  0    66       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-MRS MURDERMEX 3066           11   4  0    63       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 TIEN 4672                     9   7  1    63       YAKUZA (541)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716            8   3  0    59       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 JERNIG MARS 4749              8   8  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598      8  14  0    50       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 IMBER LACK 4748               8   5  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KOOL GREEN 4568              10   9  1    40       ENTENTER (534)
-DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744        3   1  0    39       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             11   5  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 WEAPON 7 4729                 4   5  0    38       X-FORCE (484)
 RETRO ACTION 4635             7   7  1    36       ENTENTER (534)
 ZABABA 4633                   6   2  0    36       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 H-AND-K 4724                  4   4  0    34       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUG JUSTICE 4803              2   0  1    33       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 INOCHI 4730                   3   0  0    31       YAKUZA (541)
 WEAPON-9 4736                 6   1  0    27       X-FORCE (484)
-TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742        3   1  2    24       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIBERON D'ACIER 4740          6   0  0    23       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 LIMNOR ORDIN 4747             5   6  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741        3   1  0    21       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 S. G. 4753                    2   2  0    20       ENTENTER (534)
 LES PAUL 4757                 3   0  0    18       ENTENTER (534)
 ELIXIR 4815                   1   0  0    18       X-FORCE (484)
-ELVEN FIRE HAMMER 4745        3   1  0    17       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
-SPUD 4704                     1   2  1    17       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 KISERU 4717                   2   2  0    16       YAKUZA (541)
-FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743        1   3  0    16       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 WRATH 4768                    1   2  0    15       X-FORCE (484)
 REMINGTON 4785                1   1  0    13       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 MAX VON SCUM 4737             3   3  0    12       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-JODIE 4707                    2   1  0    12       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 RUGER 4725                    2   5  0    11       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 OLGERD VLAD 4755              2   2  0    10       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-KANAGE FETIA 3279             2   1  0     9       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
-CHUCK 4705                    2   1  0     7       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-LOU 4706                      2   1  0     7       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-CHACH 4703                    1   2  0     7       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 OVERDRIVE 4792                1   1  0     4       ENTENTER (534)
 WINCHESTER 4784               0   2  0     2       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-MINOTAUR 4754                 0   2  0     2       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 GEROGE JIM 4832               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-BLOODWRAITH 4804              0   1  0     1       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 405      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BUG JUSTICE 4803      256 NONE    
X-PLORER 4756          0  1 0 ENTENTER 534          TROLL FIRE HAMME 4742 254         
GEROGE JIM 4752        9  6 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546     TIEN 4672             255         
TOBACCO ROSE 4529     10 10 1 PHOENIX FIRE 532      YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369  256         
FIRE FLY 4533         13  3 0 PHOENIX FIRE 532      YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369  253         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Le Pentarque -- Are you French Canadian or a real Frenchman (France)?  I'm a real one
from Saint Pierre et Miquelon, and I used to be the only French player (or so they
said). -- Blackstorm, mgr. C.O.S.

Alain -- Too late. -- Fireblood

Kool Green -- A feud???  Why, we never feuded for DS.  We understand that accidents
may happen.  You apparently need a lesson in honor.  I will be your worst Nytemair.

All -- Roses are red, the personals are read too, mine don't get posted on time, so
what am I to do? -- Bobby Bigfoot

     Do you have e-mail?  Sometimes that's more reliable.  Otherwise you might try
     sending love notes to the typist or something.  I'm not sure it would help, but
     it might be amusing. -- Ed., who doesn't work in the office and thus doesn't see
     your stuff come in

Limnor Ordin -- Many of us wish we were.  They grab us when we can barely walk and
train us till they think we're ready.  If we don't fight well enough to earn our pay
we are sent into the torchlight. -- Weapon-9

Limnor Ordin -- Death! -- Weapon 6

Gravedigger -- Yes, well, everyone should have a second job, because it's impossible
to make it on one paycheck anymore, but I don't think you should be digging MY grave.
-- Jernig Mars, who plans to live long, and as the saying goes, prosper

Weapon 7 -- (wincing)  Keep that one.  It works. -- Limnor Ordin

Alain Dragoon -- That was embarrassing, but predictable.  (sigh)  Good work on your
part. -- Feordis Ink

Tien -- (scowling)  (his heavy eyebrows means he does this very well, it's an Orc
thing)  Try and rip my face off, short stuff, and I'll break you in ten. -- Geroge
P.S.  What, you didn't think the arena styles were the only way to fight, did you?
You can't IMAGINE what I'd do to you in an alley!
P.P.S.  You don't think I'm REALLY dead, do you?  It's all smoke and mirrors.

Retro Action -- Yeah, well, walking backward in the arena is not a good plan. --
Imber Lack

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     P.O. Box 250
     Draper, UT  84070
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

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

BUG JUSTICE viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TOBACCO ROSE was slaughtered by YMIR BLOODRAVEN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
WEAPON 7 was vanquished by ALAIN DRAGOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT overpowered FEORDIS INK in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KISERU was unbelievably bested by WEAPON-9 in a 8 minute Challenge brawl.
SENSEI JAN viciously subdued AUJARD in a 2 minute bloody match.
KAMI slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute uneven fight.
JAGUARMAN vanquished THUNDAR THE BARBARIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRYPHOS was vanquished by TARUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SASHA BAL TOR savagely defeated DART in a tiring 27 minute gory expert's match.
KOOL GREEN was demolished by JERNIG MARS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZABABA was overcome by IMBER LACK in a exciting 1 minute contest.
H-AND-K was demolished by TIEN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
LIMNOR ORDIN was handily defeated by RETRO ACTION in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
RUGER was vanquished by INOCHI in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MAX VON SCUM lost to WRATH in a 3 minute fray.
BIBERON D'ACIER beat REMINGTON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
S. G. devastated WINCHESTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
OLGERD VLAD narrowly defeated GEROGE JIM in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
LES PAUL handily defeated STRAY CATMAN in a 4 minute mismatched competition.
OVERDRIVE was overpowered by ELIXIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   7 -  4      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  30 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        28 -  22 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  47 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  12 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  29 -  6      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  38 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  24 -  0      29  |

Turn 256 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KAMI 4683                  25  10  1  110 YAKUZA (541)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SENSEI JAN 4676            17   9  0  108 YAKUZA (541)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAGUARMAN 4532             15   8  4  103 PHOENIX FIRE (532)
LUNGING ATTACK   AUJARD 4639                10   6  0   84 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
TOTAL PARRY      SASHA BAL TOR 4034         22  12  0   80 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
BASHING ATTACK   TIEN 4672                   9   7  1   63 YAKUZA (541)
AIMED BLOW       ALAIN DRAGOON 4716          8   3  0   59 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KISERU 4717.  The ten other most popular fighters were REMINGTON 4785, 
4753, OLGERD VLAD 4755, BUG JUSTICE 4803, and ALAIN DRAGOON 4716.

The least popular fighter this week was DART 4586.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SASHA BAL TOR 4034, FEORDIS INK 4746, LES PAUL 4757, OVERDRIVE 4792, 
MAX VON SCUM 4737, RUGER 4725, LIMNOR ORDIN 4747, H-AND-K 4724, GRYPHOS 4582, and 


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!