Date   : 04/16/2005    Duedate: 04/29/2005


DM-16    TURN-510

This Weeks Top Honors


(16-5113) [19-42-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

O. PUN PLEEZJ                  DARK MAGE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            DAGGERS EDGE (566)
(16-5113) [19-42-0,127]        (16-5497) [4-1-2,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OLD GOLD                       OLD GOLD
(16-3878) [11-11-0,98]         (16-3878) [11-11-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (565)            43
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         24      Unchartered Team
4. LEGENDS (574)               20
5. SHADOWDANCER (471)           3      LEGENDS (574)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LEGENDS (574)              1   0  0  100   1/ 1*DAGGERS EDGE (566)       10  5 1
 2/ 1*DAGGERS EDGE (566)        18   9  3 66.7   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  1 0
 3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  298 154  5 65.9   3/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (565)          5  1 2
 4/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (565)          20  13  6 60.6   4/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5 10 0
 5- 5 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     49  34  1 59.0   5- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  4 1
 6- 7 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   71  74  7 49.0   6- 7*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       2  3 0
 7- 8 YAMABUSHI (432)          103 124 13 45.4   7- 9 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     1  0 0
 8/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      412 597 16 40.8   8/ 0*LEGENDS (574)             1  0 0
 9-10*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)        2   3  0 40.0   9-10 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   1  2 0
10-11 THUNDER CLAP (543)        44  69  5 38.9  10-11 THUNDER CLAP (543)        0  3 0
11/ 0 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   16  27  1 37.2  11/ 0 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   0  1 0
12/ 0*SHADOWDANCER (471)         0   2  0  0.0  12/ 0*SHADOWDANCER (471)        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

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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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Your problem, Persiflage, was that you were so busy talking, you forgot to
fight.  Try again, and pay attention this time.

                                   O. Pun Pleez

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as FUNKY FOLK can attest...  LEGENDS had cause to celebrate, after 
CRICKET got 20 points by beating DEADLY VENOM.  A certain someone should cut down on 
the drinking and practice more, after losing 17 points to PUNH JENTLY.  (Discrete 
enough, MURGEN?) Like a flirtacious debutante, WILLAF's Duelmaster O. PUN PLEEZJ 
found himself the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 times!  You could cut 
the tension with a scimitar as OLD GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS met the Duelmaster.  OLD 
GOLD found out that WILLAF isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in WILLAF is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DAGGERS EDGE, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of GOLDEN GLADIATORS, so did that sorry 
team shy from DAGGERS EDGE  
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  MOUNTAIN TROLL in the 
Dark Arena wasn't enough for LUCY FURR of FUNKY FOLK.  Maybe that certain serving 
girl(?) at The Swinging Aardvark will be!  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in WILLAF would I 
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid WILLAF farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           19  42  0   127       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDENROD 4805               12   2  0   103       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 OLD GOLD 3878                11  11  0    98       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSIFLAGE 4219              24  10  0    88       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-SHOCHU 4912                  11   9  2    88       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SULLY 4344                   13   6  0    87       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485              9   4  0    85       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-YUSHIMO 5101                 13  14  3    79       YAMABUSHI (432)
-KORE SURYA 4232              13  17  2    77       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD FILLING 4510            17   5  0    73       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-QUARTERMASTER 4477            6   0  0    68       SAILS OF CHARON (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGEN 5065                  13  14  1    66       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 CARRIE OAKEY 5469             6   1  3    65       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-KUROME 5342                   8   9  3    57       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAN DAUFFISH 5472            4   1  1    55       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 MARI ACHIE 5471               5   3  1    45       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-LAYETTE 4225                  4   2  0    41       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-KUROHANA 5128                10   5  0    39       YAMABUSHI (432)
-TANOSHII 5488                 4   2  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538          2   0  0    31       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-SPLASH 5480                   3   3  1    30       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 LUCY FURR 5527                1   0  1    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 O. FISH 5482                  6  10  0    28       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DARK MAGE 5497                4   1  2    26       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491       3   0  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-HUSAM AL DIN 4422             5   9  0    24       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 VANGOR 5521                   4   1  1    24       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 HOWLING ARC 5493              4   1  0    24       DAGGERS EDGE (566)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICKET 5544                  1   0  0    20       LEGENDS (574)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              3   7  0    19       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN ARCHES 4984            2   0  0    19       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SHADOW WRAITH 5495            4   2  0    15       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-APRIL FOOLS 5476              2   5  1    12       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-HEC-TOR 5478                  2   5  0    11       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 DEADLY VENOM 5496             2   3  0     9       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 RAY PANPILLAGE 5528           1   0  0     8       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-BARNACLE 4339                 1   0  0     6       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-MONDAY 5487                   1   2  0     5       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 O PUNCHA 5531                 0   4  0     4       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 WIND DANCER 4594              0   1  0     3       SHADOWDANCER (471)
-SHADOW KING 4595              0   1  0     3       SHADOWDANCER (471)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-PETTIFOGGER 5473              0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-HEC-TER 5556                  0   1  0     1       THUNDER CLAP (543)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MALCORN INSURGENT 518  0  1 0   1                   DARK MAGE 5497        510 NONE    
MOUNTAIN TROLL 534     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          LUCY FURR 5527        510 NONE    
MANTIS 5514            0  1 0 THUNDER CLAP 543      DIRTY KITTEN 5507     507         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

O. Pun -- Despite your personal to Goldenrod indicating surprise at being in a title
match, it appears that you may have topped that surprise.  Congratulations on your
title as Duelmaster. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Kore Surya -- It was my pleasure to bring a little gold into your life! -- Old Gold

Splash -- It looks like you ran into the wrath of the MUGS (Match Up Gods).  While I
am sorry for you, I am quite ecstatic for me. -- Gold Filling

We hope you all did well in The Mailer and brought acclaim to Willaf. -- Midas

More kudos, Daggers Edge.  Salute! -- Midas

Tanoshi -- I don't know, offhand, what to say about that fight that wouldn't be
insulting to you, so I think I'll just say (okay, my tongue is in my cheek, but that
doesn't show, does it?), "Good fight." -- Punh Jently

Vangor -- You tricked me! -- O. Fish
P.S.  Give me a couple weeks and I figure out how.

April Fools -- How appropriate. -- Ketl Physhe

Shadow Wraith -- You may THINK you can slip past me, but I'll get you eventually. --
O. Puncha, the bad cactus

Goldenrod -- You little stinker!  Silence is NOT golden, it's BORING.  Everyone
should speak up all the time.  Do you LIKE having nothing to read but the all-arena
ads? -- Jorja

Gold Filling -- Yeah, well, try eating some old-fashioned, home made ice cream with
metal fillings and they won't seem so desirable. -- Punh Jently

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUCY FURR viciously butchered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
OLD GOLD was subdued by O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY unbelievably bested SHADOW WRAITH in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MURGEN was overpowered by PUNH JENTLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARRIE OAKEY was unbelievably bested by GOLD FILLING in a 2 minute brawl.
MARI ACHIE overpowered KETL PHYSHE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
STAN DAUFFISH devastated O. FISH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VANGOR was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DARK MAGE slaughtered MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOLDEN ARCHES vanquished O PUNCHA in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
HOWLING ARC overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 2 minute one-sided melee.
DEADLY VENOM was demolished by CRICKET in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
WIND DANCER was viciously subdued by RAY PANPILLAGE in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  20 -  4      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 510 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PUNH JENTLY 5485            9   4  0   85 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD FILLING 4510          17   5  0   73 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARRIE OAKEY 5469           6   1  3   65 FUNKY FOLK (565)
LUNGING ATTACK   STAN DAUFFISH 5472          4   1  1   55 FUNKY FOLK (565)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OLD GOLD 3878.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OLD GOLD 3878.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARRIE OAKEY 5469, RAY 
4510, GOLDEN ARCHES 4984, CRICKET 5544, PUNH JENTLY 5485, and MARI ACHIE 5471.

The least popular fighter this week was DEADLY VENOM 5496.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOWLING ARC 5493, O PUNCHA 5531, VANGOR 5521, O. FISH 5482, 
5491, and STAN DAUFFISH 5472.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: