Date   : 04/20/2005    Duedate: 05/03/2005


DM-12    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors


(12-5887) [22-14-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HIGH JINKS (584)               INCUBUS (594)
(12-5887) [22-14-1,118]        (12-5989) [5-0-0,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANK SHANK                    POISON SUMAC
BLOODSUCKERS (416)             DOOM LEGION (597)
(12-5863) [19-13-1,100]        (12-6032) [11-16-1,57]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          33
2. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      31      THE LAWMEN (148)
3. DREAMERS (142)              27      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (177)         27
5. THE J.P.F. (609)            26      INCUBUS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*INCUBUS (594)              5   0  0  100   1/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         10  5 0
 2/ 0*SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)     1   0  1  100   2/ 3 THE LAWMEN (148)          9  5 0
 3/ 3 THE LAWMEN (148)         527 388 30 57.6   3/ 4 DREAMERS (142)            8  6 0
 4- 4*TEAM MARIO (598)          23  17  1 57.5   4/10 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        7  8 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)      689 518 63 57.1   5/ 1*FORCE OF NATURE (608)     6  7 0
 6/ 1*FORCE OF NATURE (608)      9   9  0 50.0   6/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 7/ 8 HIGH JINKS (584)          88  91  6 49.2   7/11 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      4  3 0
 8/ 9 DREAMERS (142)           979 %1028 84 48.8   8- 5*TEAM MARIO (598)          3  1 0
 9/10 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       369 398 33 48.1   9- 7 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    3  7 1
10/ 7 DOOM LEGION (597)         62  67  5 48.1  10/ 6 DOOM LEGION (597)         3  7 0
11-11*ERRATA (604)               4   5  0 44.4  11/ 0*THE J.P.F. (609)          2  3 0
12/13 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      27  37  2 42.2  12/13 ARENA FELINES (177)       2  4 0
13/ 0*THE J.P.F. (609)           2   3  0 40.0  13/16*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    2  6 0
14-14 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    45  70  8 39.1  14/ 0*SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)    1  0 1
15/16*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    13  21  1 38.2  15/ 0*INCUBUS (594)             1  0 0
16/15 SWEET MAGIC (267)        364 598  9 37.8  16-15*ERRATA (604)              1  0 0
17-17*TEAM FUZZ (605)            4  10  1 28.6  17- 9*TEAM FUZZ (605)           1  8 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 513): DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 507): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 509): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 506): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 498): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 493): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 209): FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 374): MACHINE of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 353): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 399): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 513): FORCE OF NATURE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 507): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 509): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 506): VALHALLA (Odin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 498): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 493): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 486): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 222): BLACK STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 209): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 374): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 353): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 399): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 512): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 512): PLATO of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 506): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 485): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                                 DEEP FRIED LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Former top team FORCE OF NATURE was 
unseated this week as HIGH JINKS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon TEAM FUZZ this time out who 
this turn suffered a fall into 17th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
BLOODSUCKERS went 4-1-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  The city turned out in welcome 
to meet the banners of a new guild, THE J.P.F., as they entered the city this week. 
May victory find you!  AGGRANDIZIN ANNE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested HOT SUMMER DAY and was awarded 23 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CAT TAGIOUS put down TOM 
SMITH, causing him to lose 31 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail DASTARDLY DAN, Duelmaster of 
RIZTAB!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is HIGH JINKS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding HIGH JINKS.  Indeed it was THE LAWMEN.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  KAJA-RANG take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in RIZTAB.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in RIZTAB as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           22  14  1   118       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             19  16  3   108       ARENA FELINES (177)
 STANK SHANK 5863             19  13  1   100       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DREB 3 5947                  14   9  0    98       THE LAWMEN (148)
 CAT SCAN 5976                11   8  1    97       ARENA FELINES (177)
 SOCRATES 6001                11  12  0    93       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SMITH 5876               15  10  0    86       THE LAWMEN (148)
-LUIGI 6056                    6   3  0    71       TEAM MARIO (598)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRATCH 6030                  14  10  1    69       DOOM LEGION (597)
 BROPHY 6031                  14  13  0    69       DOOM LEGION (597)
 MEGALOMANIAC 5989             5   0  0    68       INCUBUS (594)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUGAR JANE 5948              10  20  0    66       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KAJA-RANG 6036                8   8  1    65       DOOM LEGION (597)
 DAVE COOK 5999               10   5  0    64       THE LAWMEN (148)
 STINK EYE 6065                9   4  0    64       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 KANT 6038                     9   7  1    62       DREAMERS (142)
 BASS REEVES 5901             13  10  0    59       THE LAWMEN (148)
-FELINE GRIN 5956             13   7  0    59       ARENA FELINES (177)
 POISON SUMAC 6032            11  16  1    57       DOOM LEGION (597)
-ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           5   3  1    57       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055         7   2  1    56       TEAM MARIO (598)
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139        6   0  0    53       HIGH JINKS (584)
-SADIE 5970                   13  11  1    51       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975           10  16  0    46       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 NIETZSCHE 6039                7   9  0    46       DREAMERS (142)
 GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071         5   2  0    40       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 TILLERITA 6007                9  12  0    39       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SCOOBY DOOM 6021              5   3  1    34       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-YOSHII 6061                   4   2  0    34       TEAM MARIO (598)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THUNDER CAT 6048              5   4  0    33       ARENA FELINES (177)
 THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          3   2  0    33       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045               7   9  0    32       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 CRAZED CLIFFORD 6140          5   1  0    27       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 MARX 6125                     4   5  0    27       DREAMERS (142)
 ALLAN PINKERTON 6166          3   2  0    27       THE LAWMEN (148)
-MARIO 6054                    3   4  0    24       TEAM MARIO (598)
 AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196         1   1  0    24       HIGH JINKS (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LILLY 6136                    3   2  2    23       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 TALA GOG 6066                 3  11  0    22       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-MEOW MIX 6072                 1   0  0    21       ARENA FELINES (177)
 HOT SUMMER DAY 6163           3   1  0    18       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
-FUZZINATOR 6144               2   1  1    18       TEAM FUZZ (605)
 ALOURSHIN 6126                3   6  0    15       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CIRROSTRATUS 6162             2   2  0    15       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
-RYE 6108                      1   0  0    15       ERRATA (604)
 T. COREY 6188                 2   1  0    14       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WUSTHOF 6098                  1   0  1    14       SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)
-WRIST 6107                    1   1  0    14       ERRATA (604)
 BLACKADDER 6171               1   0  0    13       THE J.P.F. (609)
 AUGURATE ADDIE 6138           3   3  0    12       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WALL CLOUD 6161               2   2  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
-BOGUS LA 6132                 1   3  0    10       ERRATA (604)
-MONKEY 6105                   1   0  0    10       ERRATA (604)
 MUDDRUMMER 6198               1   0  0    10       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DEREK SMALLS 6169             1   0  0    10       THE J.P.F. (609)
 HIPPY CHICK 6127              2   1  0     9       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
-JEANIE 6135                   1   4  0     7       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
-SUGAR 6104                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (604)
-PEACH FUZZ 6142               1   2  0     6       TEAM FUZZ (605)
 CONFUCIUS 6201                1   0  0     6       DREAMERS (142)
-TERESA 6172                   1   2  0     5       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
-FUZZ CUT 6143                 1   2  0     5       TEAM FUZZ (605)
 MARSHMALLOW JOE 6179          1   2  0     5       DOOM LEGION (597)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAMBO FUZZ 6187               0   1  0     1       TEAM FUZZ (605)
 BALDRICK 6168                 0   1  0     1       THE J.P.F. (609)
 DARLING 6167                  0   1  0     1       THE J.P.F. (609)
 INCONTINENTIA 6170            0   1  0     1       THE J.P.F. (609)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMPTY BAG 6202         0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  SHISHZAR THE SNAK 500 514 NONE    
NO WILL 6197           0  1 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  514 NONE    
HODAG 6085             5  3 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      KAJA-RANG 6036        511 JUST REV
MEGAN 6137             2  3 0 DRYNN'S PRETTIES 592  FUZZINATOR 6144       513         
CHINOOK 6160           0  4 0 FORCE OF NATURE 608   DEMRON THE DARK 497   514 NONE    
SUPER PUPPY 6199       0  1 0 HOUNDS OF HELL 596    WUSTHOF 6098          514         
FUZZY LOGIC 6146       0  3 0 TEAM FUZZ 605         LILLY 6136            513         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Plato -- Ushered out by the Arenamaster hisself.  Cool. -- Dan

Tio the Moneychanger -- Your "catapillers" coming along okay, but let's get this
straight...I'm the biggest little shew this side of the Forest.  And "gifted"
besides. -- Augurate Addie

Dreb, Tan... -- I'm standing here. -- Dastardly Dan

Autumn Leaves -- It's springtime. -- Ingie

Teresa -- My goodness you're pretty.  Luck n' skill to you. -- T. Corey

Crazed Clifford -- There's plenty more to come. -- Anne

Bass Reeves -- But I didn't MEAN to do it!  And it was just a LITTLE law, and just
sort of bent, not actually BROKEN. -- Tillerita

Dave Cook -- That was no way to treat a lady! -- Sugar Jane

Allan Pinkerton -- I will thank you not to "make up" evidence against innocent
people! -- Alourshin, practicing the "innocent" look

Insightfull Ingie -- I'm so glad you're a woman!  I would have hated it for a man to
have that kind of "insight." -- Autumn Leaves
P.S.  No, not Fredricks of Hollywood, they're made specially for me by a little old
lady in Zukal.

Yoshii -- So how come your name isn't Mario, huh? -- Tala Gog

Congratulations, Dreamers! -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

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

CHINOOK was butchered by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EMPTY BAG was slaughtered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NO WILL was assassinated by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CANDY STEALER was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STANK SHANK demolished KAJA-RANG in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
NIETZSCHE lost to INSIGHTFULL INGIE in a 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
MARX was luckily beaten by FUZZYMOTTO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
ALLAN PINKERTON handily defeated AUGURATE ADDIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CRAZED CLIFFORD won victory over CIRROSTRATUS in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
WALL CLOUD was viciously subdued by TALA GOG in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
THE FENRIS WOLF overpowered ALOURSHIN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
T. COREY was demolished by GROTESQUE ZOMBIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DREB 3 was bested by DASTARDLY DAN in a 2 minute veteran's Title battle.
TOM SMITH was devastated by CAT TAGIOUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CAT SCAN handily defeated BROPHY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOCRATES overpowered GRATCH in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
POISON SUMAC slimly lost to DAVE COOK in a crowd pleasing 6 minute master's bout.
BASS REEVES was narrowly defeated by SUGAR JANE in a exciting 5 minute veteran's bout.
MEGALOMANIAC overpowered AUTUMN LEAVES in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
TILLERITA was devastated by STINK EYE in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
KANT demolished BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HOT SUMMER DAY was vanquished by AGGRANDIZIN ANNE in a 3 minute mismatched fray.
MARSHMALLOW JOE was narrowly defeated by DEREK SMALLS in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
HIPPY CHICK savagely defeated BALDRICK in a 3 minute gory beginner's fight.
WUSTHOF assassinated SUPER PUPPY in a 1 minute uneven match.
BLACKADDER overpowered SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
INCONTINENTIA was savagely defeated by CONFUCIUS in a 3 minute bloody novice's fray.
MUDDRUMMER vanquished DARLING in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  22 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  24 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  32 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        19 -  22 -  3      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  33 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  22 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  38 -  3      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  30 -  0      32  |

Turn 514 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         22  14  1  118 HIGH JINKS (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           19  16  3  108 ARENA FELINES (177)
BASHING ATTACK   STANK SHANK 5863           19  13  1  100 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
WALL OF STEEL    GRATCH 6030                14  10  1   69 DOOM LEGION (597)
PARRY-LUNGE      BROPHY 6031                14  13  0   69 DOOM LEGION (597)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DAVE COOK 5999             10   5  0   64 THE LAWMEN (148)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139      6   0  0   53 HIGH JINKS (584)
AIMED BLOW       GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071       5   2  0   40 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
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 POISON SUMAC 6032.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARX 6125, BASS 
6140, TALA GOG 6066, DAVE COOK 5999, MEGALOMANIAC 5989, and STINK EYE 6065.

The least popular fighter this week was DARLING 6167.  The other ten least popular 
ADDIE 6138, and KAJA-RANG 6036.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DREB 3 (12-5947) THE LAWMEN (148)