Date   : 11/22/2004    Duedate: 12/04/2004


DM-17    TURN-498

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6578) [15-6-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAPOLEON                       POSITION IS EMPTY
(17-6578) [15-6-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TABETA UNIS                    TABETA UNIS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6405) [11-26-0,59]         (17-6405) [11-26-0,59]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            19      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)         0      Unchartered Team
4. LET'S DUEL! (519)            0
                                       THE FALLEN ANGELS (261)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 238 174  7 57.8   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 13  2 0
 2- 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         30  36  1 45.5   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         198 327  3 37.7   3- 4*SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)      2  3 0
 4- 5*SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)       3   7  0 30.0   4- 5 LET'S DUEL! (519)         1  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Still here, and still fighting standbys.  Venomous Concubine, you were nothing
more than a punching bag.  Middle Way, it looks like your team and our team are the
only real teams left.  We actually have two to three standby warriors writing
personal ads to us each turn.  You know the arena is shrinking when that happens.  I
hope we can recruit new teams soon.  As for me, I will most likely receive my invite
next cycle unless someone kills me--so please don't.

                                                       Your Duelmaster,

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ACHILLES win a fight and gain 11 points, terribly.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, ALJAFIR may be getting bland, as NAPOLEON stays top dog in the 
city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ALJAFIR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  MIDDLE WAY the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  Ha ha ha 
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ALJAFIR to get a drink than The Vile Vizier! 
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPOLEON 6578                15   6  0   104       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCARTHUR 6611                11   3  0   101       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-DARK MAGICIAN 6417            9   2  0    92       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE HEART 6590            11   8  1    86       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-LA JINN 6419                  7   6  1    80       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 ACHILLES 6612                 9   4  0    76       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIP THE TROLL 6597           11   5  0    61       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 DARON EL 6414                12  24  0    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             11  26  0    59       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIN NEH 6637                5   3  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618               5   7  0    25       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-VAMPIRE LORD 6640             3   1  0    25       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 OPATA PERLIS 6653             3   0  0    24       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRACEFUL CHARITY 6586         3   5  0    22       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-SCREAMING MIST 6644           1   1  0    21       SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)
-ELECTROFANG 6652              1   0  0    15       SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)
-SHATTEROID 6645               1   1  0     6       SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)
-PATCHWORK NINJA 6643          0   2  0     2       SPIRAL SUICIDE (540)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Purple Heart -- That sounds so very unhealthy, you know.  Have you been, I dunno,
drinking a lot of grape juice?  Or eating Tyrean snails?  (ugh)  Woad?  It just
sounds so strange. -- Tabeta Unis

Achilles -- You know, if you would wear SANDALS, this would be a lot easier.  Those
boots with the steel-reinforced heels are bordering on unfair! -- Daron El

The truth comes out!  The Embezzling Scribe is actually a Shifty-eyed Insurance
Agent, and his OWN policy has lapsed.  Good.  He deserves that. -- Vurzhal Ur

Amazing that a Dwarf should come to Aljafir to beg.  Not a good place for him to
pursue that career, I would think.  The anti-non-human sentiment is strong, after
all.  Hmm.  Maybe he's...a SPY for the Dwarves of Ikhazdur! -- Marin Neh

If Marin is right about the Beggar, then it seems quite likely that the North Fork
Rabble, also, is a spy, but for the North Forkers.  North Forkites?  Norforkmen?
Norforkese?  Whatever. -- Opata Perlis

Ed. -- Uncultured lout! -- Tirninthienesseneterielle

     Joe -- It comes of not eating enough yogurt, I suppose. -- Ed.

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

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

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


     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS


                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

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

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

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

The Saint, keeper of lists

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

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
     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
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
     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
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
     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
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
     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
     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
     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.
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ACHILLES devastated DARON EL in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PIP THE TROLL luckily beat TABETA UNIS in a exciting 4 minute gory Challenge melee.
NAPOLEON vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
MCARTHUR overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PURPLE HEART devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
MARIN NEH devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VURZHAL UR overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute fight.
OPATA PERLIS handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 498 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     NAPOLEON 6578              15   6  0  104 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  MCARTHUR 6611              11   3  0  101 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
TOTAL PARRY      PIP THE TROLL 6597         11   5  0   61 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
BASHING ATTACK   MARIN NEH 6637              5   3  0   34 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TABETA UNIS 6405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TABETA UNIS 6405.  The ten other most popular fighters were ACHILLES 6612, 
OPATA PERLIS 6653, DARON EL 6414, PIP THE TROLL 6597, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PIP THE TROLL 6597.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DARON EL 6414, OPATA PERLIS 6653, VURZHAL UR 6618, MCARTHUR 
6405, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: