DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2004    Duedate: 12/28/2004

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRIARTHORN
DARKMOON (448)
(12-5671) [14-8-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRIARTHORN                     MARIGOLD
DARKMOON (448)                 THE ARCHIVES (601)
(12-5671) [14-8-1,101]         (12-6087) [1-1-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANK SHANK                    SADIE
BLOODSUCKERS (416)             DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
(12-5863) [14-10-0,77]         (12-5970) [9-7-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOOM LEGION (597)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            68
2. DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)      55      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. TEAM MARIO (598)            44      Unchartered Team
4. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      32
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)           24      INCUBUS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*INCUBUS (594)              2   0  0  100   1/ 3 DOOM LEGION (597)        10  5 1
 2- 2 THE CITY (570)            97  60  8 61.8   2/ 7*EXTREME (600)             9  6 2
 3- 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     140  87  5 61.7   3/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 0
 4/ 4*EXTREME (600)              9   6  2 60.0   4/ 2 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        9  6 0
 5- 6 THE LAWMEN (148)         506 376 29 57.4   5/11 DARKMOON (448)            6  0 0
 6/ 7 ARENA FELINES (177)      676 505 63 57.2   6/ 5*TEAM MARIO (598)          6  8 1
 7- 8 THE NORTH (554)            6   5  1 54.5   7/ 8*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    6  8 1
 8/ 9 DARKMOON (448)           167 160  8 51.1   8/10 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 9/10 DOOM LEGION (597)         48  47  4 50.5   9- 4 THE LAWMEN (148)          4  0 0
10/11 DREAMERS (142)           954 %1010 84 48.6  10- 9 THE CITY (570)            4  2 1
11/13 HIGH JINKS (584)          65  69  6 48.5  11/ 6 ARENA FELINES (177)       4  3 0
12/12 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       352 375 31 48.4  12/14*THE ARCHIVES (601)        4  6 1
13/14*TEAM MARIO (598)          14  15  1 48.3  13/13 HIGH JINKS (584)          4 11 1
14/18*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)     8  11  1 42.1  14/15 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    3 12 1
15-16 DRAGON RIDERS (588)       23  32  1 41.8  15/16*INCUBUS (594)             2  0 0
16/17 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    33  46  5 41.8  16/18 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      2  6 0
17/ 5*THE ARCHIVES (601)         4   6  1 40.0  17-17 THE NORTH (554)           1  0 0
18/19 SWEET MAGIC (267)        351 566  9 38.3  18-12 DRAGON RIDERS (588)       1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      12  25  2 32.4  19-20 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      0  1 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[ +

     Raven Eyes climbed out the window of the Sweet Magic guildhouse, swung once from
the flagpole bolted to the wall just above it, and then pushed off, landing and
rolling in the flowerbed across the street.  She stood and brushed leaves and dirt
off her clothes (there were, of course, no flowers at this season).  "I'm getting a
little TIRED of this, Alourin," she said when her younger teammate landed beside her.
"Is it so unreasonable to want to be able to use the door of the guildhouse?"
     Alourin glanced back at the building's front door.  Or where the front door
would be, if there wasn't a lot of water mounded up against it.  "I didn't think the
lake would actually CAMP on our doorstep," she admitted.  "It's...very patient, isn't
it?"
     "More so than I am," the Lady Protector said.  "What luck have you had finding
out what the lake wants of us?"
     Alourin shook her head and started down the street at a brisk trot.  "Let's not
stand in front of the guildhouse talking," she said.  "If it sees me leaving, it
might try to follow.  I got thrown out--actually thrown out the door!--of the Steak-
on-a-Stake yesterday when the lake followed me in.  I didn't even get my sandwich,
and I'd already ordered!"
     "I didn't know they did sandwiches.  I thought it was all shishky bobs."  Raven
Eyes cast a last glance at the mound of water.  "What have you found out?" she asked
again.
     Alourin dodged a mostly-frozen set of ruts in the unpaved street.  "I'm not
sure.  It's easy to TALK to a lake, but really hard to listen.  I mean, it doesn't
have a voice, not really.  You have to listen really closely to the lapping of the
waves on the shore, and if there's any other noise at all--"
     Raven Eyes stopped and turned to frown at her young teammate.  "Do you mean to
tell me you're going down to the lake at NIGHT?"  Someone jostled her--the street was
crowded--and sent an insinuating hand around her waist toward her belt pouch.  She
broke the wrist with a quick grip and twist, then jabbed her elbow backward without
taking her eyes off Alourin.  The screams didn't seem to bother her, but she was,
after all, a Lady Protector.  She had heard screams before.  "Well?"
     "But I wasn't really alone," Alourin said.  "The lake was there, after all."
     "Allie!  It isn't SAFE down by the shore at night!  And not just because of lake
monsters, either.  Jorja TOLD you not to--"
     "Well, Jorja isn't here, and we want to get the lake off the doorstep, don't
we?"  Alourin assumed her most innocent expression.  "Maybe I can get it to stay in
the pool while we work out what it wants?  Then we could have the door back."
     "I want the lake totally off our property."
     "You say that about every pet I bring home!"
     "If you graduate--and don't hold your breath till that happens, the way you've
been doing lately--you can set up a pet farm on your Lady Protector lands.  But the
guildhouse you have to share, and nobody ELSE on the team wants to live in a
menagerie."
     "When Surfer Sam was doing stand-in managing, HE didn't care."
     Raven Eyes snorted.  "Of course not!  Monsters followed HIM home, too."

     Alourin waited till the sun had set, and then she waited longer while her
teammates settled down to sleep.  She sat at a window on the second floor and watched
lights go out on the adjoining properties and across the street.  Some people were
taking a long time to settle down.  Especially at the High Jinks guildhouse three
doors down.  They seemed to be having a party.  Of course, they had a party every
night....
     Finally the street was dark, and all of Riztab that she could see beyond it,
except for a few places near the shore.  They wouldn't be much of a problem, since
she didn't plan to go anywhere near them.  There was lots of shore, after all.  She
climbed out her window.
     Hers was on the side of the building and didn't have a flagpole, but that was
okay.  There was a downpipe from the gutter that was firmly bolted to the wall, and
she could slide down it easily.  She had before.  And gotten dirty, but hands and
clothes would wash.  And besides, it might rain, and then she wouldn't need to wash.
     When her feet hit the ground, she stood for a moment studying the sky and
waiting to make sure no one had heard her.  Nothing stirred except for a small wind,
and the sky was heavy with clouds.  It probably WOULD rain.  Well, she'd been wet
before.
     She went around to the front of the guildhouse to collect the piece of lake
there, then set off for the shore.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
DM 9 ZUKAL (turn 504): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 15 MALCORN (turn 498): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
DM 16 WILLAF (turn 500): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): POSITION IS EMPTY
DM 19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 489): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 486): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
DM 35 MURSKA (turn 477): OISAN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
DM 50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 344): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      --------
DM 9 ZUKAL (turn 504): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
DM 15 MALCORN (turn 498): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
DM 16 WILLAF (turn 500): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
DM 19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 489): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 486): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
DM 35 MURSKA (turn 477): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
DM 50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 344): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                        SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                             GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
              (turn 152): DR MAX of RACE THE WIND (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  DOOM LEGION now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  It was a tough week for DRAGON RIDERS, to drop 6 places in the rankings.  Coming 
up with a solid 2-0-0 outing, DARKMOON has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for IVY, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing 
SOCRATES like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  SOCRATES was beat by IVY and drops 24 points.  Well, if ya 
don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  CHAINSAW VIGILANTE did 
not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the DARKMOON 
stable, as their warrior, BRIARTHORN, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the RIZTAB arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad ARENA FELINES?  Big bad ARENA FELINES.  
Big bad ARENA FELINES.  RIZTAB's afraid of the big bad ARENA FELINES.  Tra la la la 
la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  ARENA FELINES + Weapons That go 
Boom = BLOODSUCKERS + Avoid City.  And who is this STANK SHANK you ask, with 77 
points and a 14-10-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Challenging down 16 
points was LUIGI.  Pretty soon he'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The 
only way to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  LUIGI beat MISSY, a mismatch of 16 
points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, NAMBY PAMBY went after BOO, 
who was higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, NAMBY PAMBY was beat by 
BOO.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  WIDDER GERTRUDE defied all odds 
and slew HEZDLAT THE GIANT in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the 
buzzards, as HEZDLAT THE GIANT's meat is notoriously tough.  We might as well mark 
the passing of LOCKE, who was relatively new to the arena at 3-1-0.  Probably killed 
before his first shave.  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it covering 
ALOURIN as she was driven to an early grave by INVINCIBLE MARIO of the TEAM MARIO.  
Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and 
see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the RIZTAB giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIARTHORN 5671              14   8  1   101       DARKMOON (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAT MANUAL 5660              18  18  1   102       THE CITY (570)
-TOM SMITH 5876               10   7  0   101       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BADGER 5940                  13   9  1   100       HIGH JINKS (584)
-JUDGE PARKER 5845            13  13  0   100       THE LAWMEN (148)
 AGLIBOL 5848                 11   4  0    99       DARKMOON (448)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           16  11  1    94       HIGH JINKS (584)
-DREB 3 5947                  10   6  0    91       THE LAWMEN (148)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             15  11  3    87       ARENA FELINES (177)
 STANK SHANK 5863             14  10  0    77       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-FAST TRACK 5820              13  10  0    76       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 ANGEL 5971                    6  10  1    69       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 PLATO 6003                   12   2  0    67       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROPHY 6031                  11   9  0    62       DOOM LEGION (597)
 POISON SUMAC 6032             8  12  1    62       DOOM LEGION (597)
-CAT SCAN 5976                 6   4  1    60       ARENA FELINES (177)
 RAGNAROK 6034                11   9  1    59       DOOM LEGION (597)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FELINE GRIN 5956             12   5  0    56       ARENA FELINES (177)
 GRATCH 6030                  10   7  1    56       DOOM LEGION (597)
-ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      6   4  1    55       THE NORTH (554)
 SHELLI 6009                   4   8  1    53       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 SADIE 5970                    9   7  0    51       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 IVY 5972                      6  10  2    51       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 TILLERITA 6007                6   6  0    49       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MARIGOLD 6087                 1   1  1    49       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 KANT 6038                     6   2  1    48       DREAMERS (142)
-BASS REEVES 5901              9   7  0    46       THE LAWMEN (148)
-DAVE COOK 5999                8   4  0    43       THE LAWMEN (148)
-LILLIANA 5930                 7   5  1    41       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071         4   0  0    41       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 LUIGI 6056                    3   3  0    41       TEAM MARIO (598)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               8  13  0    37       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BUB II 6090                   2   0  0    34       THE ARCHIVES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISTINE 5974                8   8  1    33       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055         4   2  1    33       TEAM MARIO (598)
 MEGALOMANIAC 5989             2   0  0    33       INCUBUS (594)
 WIDDER GERTRUDE 6109          1   1  1    33       HIGH JINKS (584)
-THE RED SCARE 5996            6   4  2    32       THE CITY (570)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            7  10  0    31       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-THUNDER CAT 6048              3   2  0    31       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LUNG ROCKET 5967              7   7  0    30       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SOCRATES 6001                 5   9  0    30       DREAMERS (142)
 STINK EYE 6065                4   1  0    29       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BOO 6086                      2   1  1    29       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 KAJA-RANG 6036                5   4  0    27       DOOM LEGION (597)
-SCOOBY DOOM 6021              3   1  1    24       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIETZSCHE 6039                3   5  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045               5   3  0    19       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 LIZZ 6081                     2   1  0    19       EXTREME (600)
 SANDI 6077                    3   0  0    18       EXTREME (600)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SATANIC SNOOPY 6020           3   1  0    18       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-DOMINATRIX 6064               1   1  0    17       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 MARMADUKE MANGLER 6110        2   0  0    16       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-KRAGOR THE MAD 5997           4   2  0    14       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 MARIO 6054                    2   4  0    14       TEAM MARIO (598)
 MISSY 6079                    2   1  2    11       EXTREME (600)
 HODAG 6085                    2   1  0     9       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BETH 6080                     2   1  0     9       EXTREME (600)
-YOSHII 6061                   2   2  0     8       TEAM MARIO (598)
 TALA GOG 6066                 1   4  0     8       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           1   3  1     7       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 NAMBY PAMBY 6082              1   2  0     5       HIGH JINKS (584)
 YACKITCH 6088                 1   1  0     4       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 C'BOATH 6093                  0   2  0     4       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 TEAR 6078                     0   3  0     3       EXTREME (600)
-THE SCORPION 6075             0   1  0     1       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          0   1  0     1       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SCARY BONES 6068       1  3 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  505 NONE    
T-SHIRT ONLY 6117      0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  DEMRON THE DARK 497   505 NONE    
PIMP DADDY 6067        1  2 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  MISSY 6079            504         
THE GRIM REAPER 6069   0  2 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  MISSY 6079            503         
DEATH 6115             0  1 0 THE ARCHIVES 601      DARK STRANGER 498     505 NONE    
HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          WIDDER GERTRUDE 6109  505 NONE    
PHEONIX 5964           6  4 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     RAGNAROK 6034         503         
LOCKE 6073             3  1 0 DREAMERS 142          SHELLI 6009           505         
BRINEY 6119            0  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        BUKKA THE TROLL 491   505 NONE    
ALOURIN 5987           6  9 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055 505         
MUSHROOM HEAD 6118     0  1 0 TEAM MARIO 598        GORASH THE ORC 493    505 NONE    
INVINCIBLE LUIGI 6058  3  1 0 TEAM MARIO 598        THE RED SCARE 5996    503 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Alourin -- Hajime Mashite.  Hiri-hiri ita-i-N-desu. -- Kaja-Rang

Dragon Riders -- I offer my condolence to you and your stable for the death of your
warrior.  Ragnarok will get no pudding tonight. -- The Goat, mgr. Doom Legion
P.S.  You did issue the challenge though, not me.

All -- So, Mr. Head Swamp Goblin took umbrage at my insinuations and is going to
start a regular courier service providing fighters for my team.  I still don't think
he understands...certain dynamics needed for the job, but trial and error should
provide instruction. -- Jondeaux
P.S.  By the swampy folks honor they'll be quality combatants...not necessarily the
most trainable...or even most restrainable...but they should be entertaining.

Aglibol -- You should be ready for anything in this biz.  Even your enemy.  Which
ain't normally me, but your point of attack, the backward drive, done unhorsed me. --
Dastardly Dan

Stink Eye -- Steeeen-key!...And kind of malevolent...And kind of evil, too.  The old
irritable bowel of the eyeball. -- Namby

Bat Manuel -- <shrug> Don't know, side-vancin, m' kinda lost without the lost one. --
Badger

Lizz -- Sorrow over a loss.  How's I gonna put the grub on the table.  Woe, oh woe.
-- The Widder, playin that sympathy card

Kant -- I have NEVER met a man who could carry an argument for so LONG, and from a
perfectly untenable position, too.  Ouch. -- Sugar Jane

Ragnarok -- Well, they've got THAT right: a Rirorni in the Doom Legion.  I know some
of my teammates are going to be upset to hear me say it, but seriously, we should
never have let your kind enter the gladiatorial system!  We don't need specially
trained Rirorni troublemakers, and any SENSIBLE person knows that. -- Autumn Leaves

Thundercat -- If you kill me, I warn you that I'll sic the lake on you! -- Alourin

Tear -- So, are you a tear is in weeping, or a tear as in ripping?  I hardly know how
to address you with this ambiguity. -- Tillerita

Invincible Mario -- So, if you're so invincible, short stuff, how come you got
losses, huh?  That doesn't sound like invincible to me. -- Tala Gog, the totally
vincible Shew (but you should meet my granny, Lady Protector Ma Gog)

Jondeaux -- Well, if you've got any good stories from dead gladiators, roll 'em out.
-- Jorja

Cat Scan -- Grrr...that's twice now, and this time I asked for it!  I just can't
believe it came down to me spearing you in the face only to have you PUNCH me in the
ARM to finish me. -- Brophy

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

SCARY BONES was butchered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WIDDER GERTRUDE butchered HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
MUSHROOM HEAD was barely slain by GORASH THE ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
T-SHIRT ONLY was slaughtered by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEATH was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
BRINEY was murdered by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
AGLIBOL devastated STANK SHANK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DASTARDLY DAN devastated PLATO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GROTESQUE ZOMBIE handily defeated FUZZYMOTTO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LUIGI vanquished MISSY in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MEGALOMANIAC overpowered CHRISTINE in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
NAMBY PAMBY was overpowered by BOO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MARMADUKE MANGLER beat HODAG in a exciting 4 minute novice's Challenge fight.
STINK EYE bested NIETZSCHE in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
CAT TAGIOUS was bested by BADGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's battle.
BRIARTHORN overpowered ANGEL in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title conflict.
POISON SUMAC savagely defeated SUGAR JANE in a 4 minute expert's struggle.
RAGNAROK was viciously subdued by ANGRY ROSETTA in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
SADIE beat MARIGOLD in a exciting 3 minute match.
LOCKE was killed by SHELLI in a 2 minute gory match.
AUTUMN LEAVES was handily defeated by KANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SOCRATES was overpowered by IVY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRATCH demolished LUNG ROCKET in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BROPHY vanquished BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
KAJA-RANG was overpowered by TILLERITA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ALOURIN was assassinated by INVINCIBLE MARIO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BUB II luckily beat MARIO in a popular 6 minute gory duel.
BETH subdued C'BOATH in a 3 minute novice's melee.
YACKITCH was viciously subdued by LIZZ in a action packed 4 minute novice's fray.
TEAR was overcome by TALA GOG in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SANDI overpowered THE FENRIS WOLF 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  33 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  39 -  4      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  60 -  6      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  49 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  36 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  27 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  24 -  0      25  |

Turn 505 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671            14   8  1  101 DARKMOON (448)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                13   9  1  100 HIGH JINKS (584)
AIMED BLOW       AGLIBOL 5848               11   4  0   99 DARKMOON (448)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         16  11  1   94 HIGH JINKS (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           15  11  3   87 ARENA FELINES (177)
BASHING ATTACK   STANK SHANK 5863           14  10  0   77 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
PARRY-LUNGE      BROPHY 6031                11   9  0   62 DOOM LEGION (597)
LUNGING ATTACK   SADIE 5970                  9   7  0   51 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
TOTAL PARRY      BUB II 6090                 2   0  0   34 THE ARCHIVES (601)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STANK SHANK 5863.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SADIE 5970.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARIO 6054, LIZZ 6081, 
HODAG 6085, POISON SUMAC 6032, LUIGI 6056, LOCKE 6073, C'BOATH 6093, WIDDER GERTRUDE 
6109, MUSHROOM HEAD 6118, and AGLIBOL 5848.

The least popular fighter this week was THE FENRIS WOLF 6114.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BETH 6080, ALOURIN 5987, KAJA-RANG 6036, AUTUMN LEAVES 5975, 
MARIGOLD 6087, NAMBY PAMBY 6082, CHRISTINE 5974, MISSY 6079, FUZZYMOTTO 6045, and 
PLATO 6003.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRIARTHORN (12-5671) DARKMOON (448)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CHAINSAW VIGILANTE (12-5775) THE CITY (570)