DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/25/2005    Duedate: 05/07/2005

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACHILLES
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6612) [19-5-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACHILLES                       HI-JINX
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
(17-6612) [19-5-1,130]         (17-6674) [4-2-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARON EL                       ACHILLES
MIDDLE WAY (484)               HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6414) [15-32-0,94]         (17-6612) [19-5-1,130]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)    38
2. FISH THANGS (505)            9      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. FORCE OF FIVE (545)          0      Unchartered Team
4. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      0
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -3      PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)   9   3  0 75.0   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 10  5 1
 2- 2*FORCE OF FIVE (545)        2   1  0 66.7   2/ 2*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  5  1 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 280 187 10 60.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          4 11 0
 4/ 0 FISH THANGS (505)         17  22  0 43.6   4- 4*FORCE OF FIVE (545)       2  1 0
 5- 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   58  77  2 43.0   5/ 0 FISH THANGS (505)         1  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         214 366  3 36.9   6- 5 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, 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 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, 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 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
              (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  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 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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.

      Well, I have to say that Pip surprised me.  A REAL troll wouldn't have folded
up after a mere nine minutes.  Of course, I was pressing him hard--that's my job.
Why not graduate, Pip?

Daron El

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ALJAFIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  HI-JINX caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested ALEXANDER THE GREAT and was 
awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HI-JINX 
put down ALEXANDER THE GREAT, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the 
process.  This time out ACHILLES made his bid for the throne as he challenged DARON 
EL in an all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned 
out in honor of ACHILLES, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ALJAFIR "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in ALJAFIR these days is BALANCE OF TERROR.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of HEROESANDFOUNDONES last week.  Busy avoiding BALANCE OF 
TERROR?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACHILLES 6612                19   5  1   130       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARON EL 6414                15  32  0    94       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PIP THE TROLL 6597           20   7  0    92       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABETA UNIS 6405             13  35  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            16  17  0    74       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HI-JINX 6674                  4   2  0    55       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
-ETIEN HAXAN 5772             10  10  0    48       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 VURZHAL UR 6618               8  15  0    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PYRO 6678                     5   1  0    43       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLUFFY SCULPIN 6575           3   1  0    43       FISH THANGS (505)
 BARRACUDA 6547                3   0  0    41       FISH THANGS (505)
-BLOWFISH 6262                 4   3  0    35       FISH THANGS (505)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656      8   2  1    31       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 PFC LYNCH 6707                3   1  0    26       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MARSHALL 6673                 5   3  1    24       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZACH ATTACK 6679              1   0  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE (545)
-FORCAS 6538                   3   3  0    12       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-LITTLE JOHN 6683              1   0  0     9       FORCE OF FIVE (545)
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUORDIS RHON 6701      1  5 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        MARSHALL 6673         509         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Daron El -- How did that happen?  You were stumbling around exhaustedly, and
suddenly, you beat me.  Let's see how you do against Achilles. -- Pip the Troll

Tabeta Unis -- Since I lost the throne, Judge told me that I have to fight you.  So I
guess it's you and me this round. -- Pip the Troll

Balance of Terror -- Welcome back!  Stay awhile. -- Judge, mgr. of Heroesandfoundones

Gladiatorial Commission -- How come your "standby" warriors aren't talking smack
anymore? -- Judge

Veteran Mercenary?  Veteran of what, a food fight in a nursery school?  Piffle. --
Tabeta Unis

Etien Haxan -- To think that a fellow Karnhorn would be so rude!  It's things like
this that give us a bad reputation among the other people of Alastari. -- Vurzhal Ur
P.S.  I know I'm listed as a Shew.  The Commission made the error in the first place
(I'm surprised they didn't call me a Dwarf!), but I have retained the designation in
honor of a valiant Shew who died in the arena shortly after I entered.

Pyro -- If you're my secret admirer, just forget it.  I want nothing to do with a man
who won't declare himself. -- Obida Paniri

Zack Attack -- Got me from Z to A.  Ouch. -- Quordis Rhon

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
triumph1971@hotmail.com
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
time.
     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
Diego.
     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
contest.
     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:
     ASTONISH HAMMERS stable to register DARK ARENA HAMMER--SL, DARK ARENA HAMMER--
ST, DARK ARENA HAMMER--AB, DARK ARENA HAMMER--BA and DARK ARENA HAMMER--PS for the
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
ill."
     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
CHALLENGE:
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
DROOL HAMMER, LEE FAMILY HAMMER, HONOR RICH HAMMER and GRUNGE GRL HAMMER in DM 54
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!

Hammer
WordSmith
WeaponSmith
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

BASE SCORE POINTS
WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

VARIANT SCORES
SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 points
STYLE MASTER FOR TURN = +1 point
MOST AVOIDED TEAM = +2 points
SUCCESSFUL BLOODFEUD = +2 points
FAILED BLOODFEUD = -2 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:

1ST PLACE "FRATSFA'S BEST":
     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.**
2ND PLACE
     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.*
3RD PLACE
     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.**
4TH PLACE
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
5TH PLACE
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
6TH PLACE
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
7TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
8TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
9TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
10 PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
STABLE STAMINA AWARDS:
     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,
non-transferable.
*  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

ACHILLES devastated DARON EL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PIP THE TROLL luckily beat TABETA UNIS in a 2 minute gory veteran's Challenge melee.
PFC LYNCH was vanquished by VURZHAL UR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT was overpowered by HI-JINX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARRACUDA devastated OBIDA PANIRI in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
PYRO overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
QUORDIS RHON was butchered by MARSHALL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 509 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         2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACHILLES 6612              19   5  1  130 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
TOTAL PARRY      PIP THE TROLL 6597         20   7  0   92 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       HI-JINX 6674                4   2  0   55 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
WALL OF STEEL    PYRO 6678                   5   1  0   43 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARON EL 6414.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ACHILLES 6612.  The ten other most popular fighters were TABETA UNIS 6405, 
BARRACUDA 6547, VURZHAL UR 6618, HI-JINX 6674, PIP THE TROLL 6597, PYRO 6678, 
MARSHALL 6673, DARON EL 6414, PFC LYNCH 6707, and ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORDIS RHON 6701.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OBIDA PANIRI 6700, ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656, PFC LYNCH 6707, 
DARON EL 6414, MARSHALL 6673, PYRO 6678, PIP THE TROLL 6597, HI-JINX 6674, VURZHAL UR 
6618, and BARRACUDA 6547.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ACHILLES (17-6612) HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)