DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/17/2004    Duedate: 11/30/2004

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT TAGIOUS
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5900) [15-9-3,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT TAGIOUS                    BOO
ARENA FELINES (177)            ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
(12-5900) [15-9-3,115]         (12-6086) [1-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAT MANUAL                     ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG
THE CITY (570)                 THE NORTH (554)
(12-5660) [17-18-1,92]         (12-5748) [6-4-1,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOODSUCKERS (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              47
2. DOOM LEGION (597)           32      THE CITY (570)
3. THE CITY (570)              30      Unchartered Team
4. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          30
5. ARENA FELINES (177)         29      TEAM MARIO (598)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE CITY (570)            95  59  8 61.7   1/ 2 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       11  4 1
 2/ 1 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     140  87  5 61.7   2/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           10  3 0
 3/ 4 THE LAWMEN (148)         506 376 29 57.4   3/ 1 THE LAWMEN (148)         10  3 0
 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (177)      674 503 63 57.3   4/ 3 DRAGON RIDERS (588)       7  6 0
 5/ 8 THE NORTH (554)            6   5  1 54.5   5/ 8 DOOM LEGION (597)         7  8 1
 6/ 7 DARKMOON (448)           163 160  8 50.5   6/ 4 ARENA FELINES (177)       6  4 0
 7/ 6 HIGH JINKS (584)          62  62  5 50.0   7/ 7 HIGH JINKS (584)          6  9 0
 8/ 5*TEAM MARIO (598)          10  10  0 50.0   8/12*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    5  5 1
 9/15*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)     5   5  1 50.0   9/ 9*TEAM MARIO (598)          5  5 0
10/ 9 DREAMERS (142)           949 %1005 84 48.6  10/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
11/10 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       347 370 31 48.4  11/10 THE CITY (570)            3  6 1
12/11 DOOM LEGION (597)         41  44  4 48.2  12/ 6 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    3 12 0
13/12 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    30  39  4 43.5  13/18 DARKMOON (448)            2  0 0
14-14 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  33  43  0 43.4  14/ 0*EXTREME (600)             2  3 1
15/13 DRAGON RIDERS (588)       23  32  1 41.8  15/13 THE NORTH (554)           1  0 0
16/ 0*EXTREME (600)              2   3  1 40.0  16/15 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      1  2 0
17/17 SWEET MAGIC (267)        348 559  9 38.4  17/16*HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      0  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/18*HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      10  22  2 31.3  18-17 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Foggy, Foggy Dew ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     There was water running in under the front door of the guildhouse, and that was
unusual.  Of course, it was raining, but the guildhouse was BUILT to handle rain.
There was a fairly high door sill (the first lesson a new member of the Sweet Magic
team learned was to step over that door sill, usually after tripping on it several
times), and a deep overhang, with the ground slopping down slightly away from the
door.
     Raven Eyes, late of the Isle of the Eye, looked at the water and then at her
young teammate, Alourin.  "Would you care to explain that statement?  How could the
lake have followed you home?  A lake isn't alive."
     "Ours is," Alourin said.  "Or else it couldn't have--wouldn't have--followed me
home."
     "That's a circular argument," Sugar Jane said.  "It doesn't mean anything."
     "It does if I want it to!"
     Before Jane could respond--and the response was right on the tip of her tongue--
Raven Eyes said, "WHY do you think the lake followed you home?  The monsters I can
understand:  you feed them popcorn.  But the lake?"
     Alourin shrugged but looked guilty.
     Everyone in the room groaned in recognition of that expression.
     "Ally!  What did you do?" Raven Eyes asked.
     "I just...talked to it, I guess."
     "About what?"
     "Oh, just...things.  You know."
     "If I knew, I wouldn't be asking."
     "Just...how much we--I liked lakes.  And if it ever needed a friend or anything,
I'd be glad to...."  Meeting the annoyed glares of her teammates, Alourin burst into
tears.  "What harm could it do to say things to a LAKE?"
     "Oh, Ally.  You are such an idiot, sometimes."  Raven Eyes sighed.  "And I
suppose now the only way to get it off our doorstep is to find out what it wants
done."  She shook her head.  "Gods, I can't BELIEVE I'm saying that!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of RIZTAB!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  THE LAWMEN were a bunch of 
dogs after BLOODSUCKERS got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  Phhbltt!  
Too much drinking and too little dodging gave DRYNN'S PRETTIES a 0-5-0!  I got a good 
laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  
Thrust!  Block out the pain!  DARKMOON is now ranked 13th with a 2-0-0 turn.  It 
seems so recently people were saying DREAMERS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 
moved them up 3.  I guess they're washed no more...  RIZTAB's got someone new to push 
around.  C'mon everyone, challenge EXTREME.  Let's see how long they last.  What's 
with THE RED SCARE?  He actually beat TEAM MARIO's INVINCIBLE LUIGI, and walked away 
with 24 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at DOOM LEGION while they 
watched POISON SUMAC clobber CHRISTINE.  She lost 19 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  RIZTAB has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get 
lazy.  It challenged HIGH JINKS' BADGER (12-8-1), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  Try as he might, BADGER wasn't good enough at persuading CAT TAGIOUS to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DREAMERS!  In my day, 
no team with a 945-1004-84 would scare me off!  What's the problem, BLOODSUCKERS?  
What do people see in BADGER?  His 12-8-1?  HIGH JINKS ain't talkin', but he's got 92 
points.  THUNDER CAT of ARENA FELINES knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged SUGAR 
JANE of SWEET MAGIC who is up by 19.  Now was this a wise move?  THUNDER CAT perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he lost to SUGAR JANE and ended up with 16 
recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if BOO can 
return from the Dark Arena.  RAGNAROK killed PHEONIX, and expects revenge from DRAGON 
RIDERS.  The dead are better off dead--they have no worries.  THE RED SCARE of THE 
CITY got 24 points for removing another young punk.  Tough luck, TEAM MARIO!  Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             15   9  3   115       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775      22   8  2   104       THE CITY (570)
 TOM SMITH 5876               10   7  0   101       THE LAWMEN (148)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845            13  13  0   100       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BRIARTHORN 5671              12   8  1    94       DARKMOON (448)
 BAT MANUAL 5660              17  18  1    92       THE CITY (570)
 BADGER 5940                  12   8  1    92       HIGH JINKS (584)
-DREB 3 5947                  10   6  0    91       THE LAWMEN (148)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANK SHANK 5863             13   9  0    82       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           15  10  1    79       HIGH JINKS (584)
 FAST TRACK 5820              13  10  0    76       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-SCREAMING PIXIE 5797         12   7  0    74       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 AGLIBOL 5848                  9   4  0    71       DARKMOON (448)
 WAX HOSTILE 5888             12  13  1    69       HIGH JINKS (584)
 ANGEL 5971                    6   8  1    69       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATO 6003                   11   1  0    66       DREAMERS (142)
 POISON SUMAC 6032             6  12  1    57       DOOM LEGION (597)
 SOCRATES 6001                 5   7  0    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FELINE GRIN 5956             12   5  0    56       ARENA FELINES (177)
 RAGNAROK 6034                10   8  1    56       DOOM LEGION (597)
 ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      6   4  1    55       THE NORTH (554)
 THE RED SCARE 5996            6   3  2    51       THE CITY (570)
 CAT SCAN 5976                 5   4  1    51       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BROPHY 6031                  10   8  0    50       DOOM LEGION (597)
 GRATCH 6030                   8   7  1    49       DOOM LEGION (597)
 BASS REEVES 5901              9   7  0    46       THE LAWMEN (148)
 CHRISTINE 5974                8   6  1    44       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 DAVE COOK 5999                8   4  0    43       THE LAWMEN (148)
 LUNG ROCKET 5967              7   5  0    42       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 LILLIANA 5930                 7   5  1    41       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 SHELLI 6009                   3   7  0    36       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               8  11  0    35       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SADIE 5970                    8   6  0    35       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            7   8  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KAJA-RANG 6036                4   3  0    34       DOOM LEGION (597)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANCING ELF 5919              5  10  0    32       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANT 6038                     4   2  1    30       DREAMERS (142)
 IVY 5972                      5   9  2    28       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 LOCKE 6073                    2   0  0    27       DREAMERS (142)
 BOO 6086                      1   0  1    27       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 ALOURIN 5987                  6   7  0    25       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045               4   2  0    24       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-SCOOBY DOOM 6021              3   1  1    24       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLERITA 6007                4   6  0    23       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MARIO 6054                    2   2  0    21       TEAM MARIO (598)
 YOSHII 6061                   2   1  0    21       TEAM MARIO (598)
-SATANIC SNOOPY 6020           3   1  0    18       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071         2   0  0    17       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 DOMINATRIX 6064               1   1  0    17       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 THUNDER CAT 6048              2   2  0    16       ARENA FELINES (177)
 KRAGOR THE MAD 5997           4   2  0    14       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
-MENACING TROLL 5966           2   8  0    14       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 NIETZSCHE 6039                2   4  0    12       DREAMERS (142)
 MISSY 6079                    1   0  1    12       EXTREME (600)
 NAMBY PAMBY 6082              1   0  0    11       HIGH JINKS (584)
 INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055         2   2  0     8       TEAM MARIO (598)
 STINK EYE 6065                2   1  0     8       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 LUIGI 6056                    1   3  0     7       TEAM MARIO (598)
 SCARY BONES 6068              1   1  0     7       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           1   2  1     6       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 PIMP DADDY 6067               1   1  0     6       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 HODAG 6085                    1   0  0     6       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-COWERING ORC 6035             1   1  0     4       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 BETH 6080                     1   0  0     4       EXTREME (600)
 TALA GOG 6066                 0   3  0     3       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SANDI 6077                    0   1  0     1       EXTREME (600)
 THE SCORPION 6075             0   1  0     1       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 TEAR 6078                     0   1  0     1       EXTREME (600)
 LIZZ 6081                     0   1  0     1       EXTREME (600)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE GRIM REAPER 6069   0  2 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  MISSY 6079            503         
BUKKA THE TROLL 491    0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BOO 6086              503 NONE    
PHEONIX 5964           6  4 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     RAGNAROK 6034         503         
KAMEANANANAMOE 5963    3  9 0 DREAMERS 142          THE RED SCARE 5996    499 REVENGED
FEN BOGGLE 6023        3  6 0 HIGH JINKS 584        DARK STRANGER 498     503 NONE    
PUPPY #2 6084          0  1 0 HOUNDS OF HELL 596    ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 503 NONE    
PUPPY #1 6083          0  1 0 HOUNDS OF HELL 596    SHISHZAR THE SNAK 500 503 NONE    
NOREEN 5783            7 29 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       ALEX SCHIMMELFEN 5748 500         
INVINCIBLE LUIGI 6058  3  1 0 TEAM MARIO 598        THE RED SCARE 5996    503         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kaja-Rang -- And did you take a message? -- Alourin
P.S.  Sorry, couldn't resist that one.
P.P.S.  I'd call it a good fight, but from my point of view, it was NOT.

Feline Grin -- Damned smirking cat! -- Sugar Jane the exhausted and indignant

Invincible Mario -- Isn't it amazing the trouble a grandiose name can get you into?
Ah, well, better luck in the future (against other opponents). -- Tillerita

The Red Scare -- You're AFRAID of the color red?  But what about my leaves?  (fluffs
her hair and bats her eyelashes a couple of times)  Red can be exciting, too, you
know. -- Autumn Leaves

Locke -- (heavy sigh)  I never did go for all that studying and stuff.  What use is
it? -- Tala Gog
P.S.  So, you have a brother named Keyes, maybe?

Jondeaux -- The trouble with resurrecting the goulash--and no, I didn't--is that then
you have to kill somebody ELSE to make a place for 'em on your team.  Of course, most
managers move warriors through faster than I do, but still. -- Jorja

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FEN BOGGLE was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BOO viciously butchered BUKKA THE TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PUPPY #2 was assassinated by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PUPPY #1 was butchered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
CAT TAGIOUS overpowered BADGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
JUDGE PARKER slimly won victory over BAT MANUAL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
FAST TRACK was beaten by BRIARTHORN in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
STANK SHANK viciously subdued ANGEL in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee.
CAT SCAN won victory over BROPHY in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
BASS REEVES won victory over SHELLI in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DAVE COOK defeated AUTUMN LEAVES in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge match.
PHEONIX was savagely slain by RAGNAROK in a exciting 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
LUNG ROCKET devastated TILLERITA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
THUNDER CAT was subdued by SUGAR JANE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
FUZZYMOTTO outwaited KRAGOR THE MAD in a unpopular 18 minute Challenge bout.
ASTRO ASSASSIN was handily defeated by YOSHII in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DOMINATRIX luckily beat PIMP DADDY in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge struggle.
TOM SMITH overpowered WAX HOSTILE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE viciously subdued DASTARDLY DAN in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
AGLIBOL overpowered GRATCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
CHRISTINE was viciously subdued by POISON SUMAC in a 3 minute gory contest.
PLATO savagely defeated LILLIANA in a 5 minute brutal duel.
INVINCIBLE LUIGI was executed by THE RED SCARE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG viciously subdued IVY in a popular 3 minute brutal contest.
SADIE was overpowered by SOCRATES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KAJA-RANG narrowly defeated NIETZSCHE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
KANT overpowered INVINCIBLE MARIO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALOURIN slimly won victory over LUIGI in a 3 minute gory expert vs. beginner bout.
MARIO overcame STINK EYE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
TALA GOG was vanquished by NAMBY PAMBY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SCARY BONES narrowly defeated SANDI in a popular 4 minute brutal beginner's duel.
THE GRIM REAPER was murdered by MISSY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GROTESQUE ZOMBIE overpowered LIZZ in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LOCKE handily defeated HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BETH won victory over THE SCORPION in a 5 minute amateur's fight.
TEAR was subdued by HODAG in a 2 minute brutal amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  14 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  33 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  64 -  6      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  39 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  51 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  34 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  26 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  18 -  0      38  |

Turn 503 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:

TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  6                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           15   9  3  115 ARENA FELINES (177)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775    22   8  2  104 THE CITY (570)
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671            12   8  1   94 DARKMOON (448)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                12   8  1   92 HIGH JINKS (584)
BASHING ATTACK   STANK SHANK 5863           13   9  0   82 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         15  10  1   79 HIGH JINKS (584)
AIMED BLOW       AGLIBOL 5848                9   4  0   71 DARKMOON (448)
PARRY-LUNGE      BROPHY 6031                10   8  0   50 DOOM LEGION (597)
TOTAL PARRY      DAVE COOK 5999              8   4  0   43 THE LAWMEN (148)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAT MANUAL 5660.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHAINSAW 
VIGILANTE 5775, JUDGE PARKER 5845, STANK SHANK 5863, SANDI 6077, CAT SCAN 5976, SCARY 
BONES 6068, HODAG 6085, BOO 6086, BAT MANUAL 5660, and FAST TRACK 5820.

The least popular fighter this week was KRAGOR THE MAD 5997.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FUZZYMOTTO 6045, BETH 6080, LIZZ 6081, THE GRIM REAPER 6069, 
TALA GOG 6066, STINK EYE 6065, INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055, SADIE 5970, INVINCIBLE LUIGI 
6058, and GRATCH 6030.