DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LE PAIN DLG
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
(18-8016) [17-21-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LE PAIN DLG                    STU PENDOUS
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            FUNKY FOLK III (625)
(18-8016) [17-21-1,113]        (18-8597) [4-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       ARMAND VAN HELDEN
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            INANIMATE TOFU (331)
(18-8151) [14-19-0,69]         (18-6498) [3-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PENTARCHIE-18 (508)         39
2. WASTELAND (207)             38      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. UNTOUCHABLES (287)          32      Unchartered Team
4. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      32
5. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         30      FUNKY FOLK III (625)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      10   7  1 58.8   1/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 NEXT GENERATION (547)    150 106  9 58.6   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)           10  5 0
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 119  96  7 55.3   3/ 8 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       8  3 0
 4/ 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   979 852 %122 53.5   4/ 5 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       8  5 1
 5/ 0 HERMETICS (379)           84  78  2 51.9   5/ 4 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        8  5 1
 6/ 5 SEA DOGS (224)           127 119  8 51.6   6/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  7 0
 7/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    588 555 32 51.4   7/ 6 NEXT GENERATION (547)     6  3 0
 8/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    837 806 53 50.9   8/ 9*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    6  9 0
 9- 9 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       28  28  1 50.0   9/10 WASTELAND (207)           6  9 0
10/10 WASTELAND (207)          550 556 40 49.7  10/11 STREET PIZZA (106)        5  4 0
11/11 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      554 602 32 47.9  11/14 COLD CUTS (615)           4 11 0
12/12 STREET PIZZA (106)       613 702 43 46.6  12-12 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       3  1 0
13/14 SHEPHERDS (252)          526 665 30 44.2  13/13 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    3  3 1
14/15 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       156 207 13 43.0  14/15*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      3  3 0
15/16 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      206 275  8 42.8  15/19 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     2  1 0
16/ 0 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      91 122  7 42.7  16/ 0 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      2  2 0
17/17*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)     6   9  0 40.0  17/ 0 HERMETICS (379)           2  2 0
18/19 ARROGANCE (347)          374 592 27 38.7  18/17*SOULFORGE (627)           2  5 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 COLD CUTS (615)           37  63  4 37.0  19/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  2  8 2
20/18*SOULFORGE (627)            2   5  1 28.6  20/ 0*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  1  0 0
21/ 0*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)   1   3  0 25.0  21/ 0*VENDETTA INC (628)        1  4 0
22/ 0*VENDETTA INC (628)         1   4  0 20.0  22/20 ARROGANCE (347)           0 12 0
23/ 0*RUST DEMONS (623)          0   1  0  0.0  23/ 0*RUST DEMONS (623)         0  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.

Wow, incredible.  I can't believe I'm here.  Thanks, Mary Full of Graces!  When I
knew who I was to fight, I just thought, "Well, another defeat," then I won!  Then my
manager realized (reading the newsletter, he's not very bright) I was the new
Duelmaster!  Honor the meek, the old, the most-challenged.  Actually the three guys
active at the top have 37 fights....  I just wish I could challenge Bricktop and
avoid the others, but my challenge will get to Talcama only after my butt is kicked
out of the throne.  I guess that when you read that, I will be back where I belong,
but I had my day of rapture.
Le Pain DLG (for the curious, DLG means "Dans LA Gueule", and my full name about "a
hit in the face"...hum....)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I have known for a long time that the arena battles hold little value to most of
you.  I thought that most of you cared about tournaments, but after what I saw this
week, I now question whether even DOC STEELE, THE UPRIGHT MAN, or MANAGER care about
tournaments.  As you all know, Prince Malic announced the festival shortly after last
turn.  And when he came in claiming that everyone was participating in the food
fight, I just nodded my head, figuring he had already started celebrating.  When the
list of entrants came in, I could not believe it.  But after seeing how he arranged
it, I suddenly understood:

     "Prince Malic hereby declares that the next day of combat will commence a 7 day
     festival of Thanksgiving for the success granted to our fine city.  Instead of
     the normal arena combats, warriors will participate in a grand food fight to
     determine the rankings the following turn.  Non-participation may result in the
     suspension of privileges to warriors, guilds, or the entire arena as the Prince
     deems fit.  The commission will determine the winners, losers, and resulting
     standings.  Good luck to all."

     When Malic throws a party like this, you don't want to miss it (for political
and social reasons...).  But luckily, Malic doesn't skimp on spending money when he
throws a party, either.  I do not care to think about what this one cost.  He somehow
converted the royal courts into a giant arena where the fighting would occur.  Two
brand new teams registered for this event.  I guess word spreads fast when there's a
big party going on!  Welcome to the RUST DEMONS and VENDETTA INC.  Three other teams
either didn't want to miss it or felt compelled by the Prince's strong language and
HERMETICS, INANIMATE TOFU, and NATURALBORN KILLER were seen in the thick of things.
     It became clear very quickly that the teams whose warriors worked together did
the best.  The UNTOUCHABLES ran together in a line around the court wrecking havoc
together.  They were awarded 4 wins and a loss, with the loss charged to SORCIA, who
was standing at one of the ends of the line.  PENTARCHIE-18 also was awarded 4-1, but
their strategy was significantly different, with LA TOUR acting as a human wall for
the rest of his stable.
     That also enabled LE PAIN DLG to keep the throne, though BRICKTOP did make an
effort to throw a few cream pies at him, but the only target found was LA TOUR once.
That win enabled LE PAIN DLG to become one of the hottest warriors on the sands,
having gone 7-3 over the last ten turns, joining DAVE and GROBRAUM on this elite
list.
     Of course, one would expect the scum to think a food fight was pretty funny and
fun.  MALIC predicted this, though, and about 15 minutes into the fight, he declared
that 4 warriors had not been hit by a single piece of food.  Not surprisingly, these
4 warriors could be found in the 4 corners of the arena, dodging and blocking with a
couple of buffet plates everything coming at them.  I will commend them for all of
them remained spotless for 7 more minutes and DATA LOSS went 4 more minutes after
this.  Once he was tagged, all eyes went to DREADNAUGHT and the one who was clean the
longest was forced to spend the longest time cleaning up.
     BOOKIE was the first target of the day and more than a few sent drinks and
desserts his direction.  I hear that COUNT IN THE CELLAR was given credit for the
wine (it was cheap stuff) that tagged BOOKIE in the arm.  Of course, feuds from the
arena found their way into the court.  SOULFORGE must have had it in for VINCERE AUT
MORT, because any time the SOULFORGE crew was visible, VINCERE AUT MORT sent their
food flying as they retreated away.
    But the surprises weren't over.  Many felt the highlight was what happened to
those managers who'd submitted paperwork to have their warriors fight in the Dark
Arena.  There fights were held in the regular arena, but the warriors were given the
same weapons that were made available to those in the food fight.  Plastic utensils
and cups full of every messy food imaginable.  The Dark Arena creatures, however,
came out like they normally did.  BOSTON, having had experience fighting the
creatures, actually managed to hold out for 6 minutes before being brutally slain.
Most of the creatures simply made short work out of their opponents, but the STONE
GOLEM was very upset after his first bout.  He killed his opponent and was
immediately removed from the field leaving all the food and drinks on the sands.  The
next two times he came out, he simply taunted his opponent and ate all the food.
When the food was gone, the GOLEM simply mashed his opponents.

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             17  21  1   113       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-FORGED IN L.A. 7433          18  19  0   111       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 BRICKTOP 7955                22  16  0   102       WASTELAND (207)
 MARY 8168                    17  15  1    95       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROBRAUM 8045                20  13  0    87       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 BULMA 8475                   11   4  2    87       WASTELAND (207)
 ASSUR 7821                   14  40  2    84       ARROGANCE (347)
 QUINTAL 8341                 12   4  1    83       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-RIMTRUE 8382                  5   1  0    82       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
-MEET DEATH 4854              12  12  0    78       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 GOKU 8449                    10  10  0    74       WASTELAND (207)
 ADELAIDE 8151                14  19  0    69       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 SALT 8532                     7   3  0    69       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PREBIRTH 8452                 5   5  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 WANDERING STAR 8310           8  16  2    63       SHEPHERDS (252)
 WILL THE BIKER 8290           7   3  0    63       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         14   6  0    62       SEA DOGS (224)
 DREADNAUGHT 6426              9   1  1    62       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 DATA LOSS 8029                9   2  0    59       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 SINDARION 8499               11   3  1    57       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 OSO OZONE 8412                7  13  0    57       COLD CUTS (615)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        5   5  0    57       SHEPHERDS (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRANKSHAFT 8149               8   3  0    53       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 SORCIA 8500                   5   5  1    52       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 BARBU 8549                    8   5  0    51       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALTON 8297                    7   9  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 LEONIDAS 8537                 6   0  0    50       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 COUNT IN THE CELLAR 8404      2   1  0    43       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 THE CRUSHER 8050              3   5  0    41       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-EXOS KNIGHT 5335             10  10  0    40       HERMETICS (379)
 DAVE 8535                    10   3  0    40       SHEPHERDS (252)
 WORTHLESS CRAP 8641           5   1  0    40       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        5   7  0    36       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 3   3  0    34       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOKIE 8458                   7  12  0    33       ARROGANCE (347)
 ISLAND JACK 8612              4   2  2    33       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 ARMAND VAN HELDEN 6498        3   3  0    33       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 SULDAR 8481                   1   2  1    33       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-MUDSTAINED MOURN 8469         3   1  0    32       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531        7   6  0    31       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 LA TOUR 8525                  5   6  0    30       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                5  14  0    29       ARROGANCE (347)
 CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644         3   3  1    29       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 REGIS 8627                    3   4  0    28       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 TWASALONGNIGHT 8654           3   1  0    28       WASTELAND (207)
 STU PENDOUS 8597              4   0  0    26       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              5   7  0    25       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 PLANKWALKER 8604              4   2  1    25       SEA DOGS (224)
 HOFFA 8478                    4  13  0    25       ARROGANCE (347)
 BIP 8665                      2   0  0    24       STREET PIZZA (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR FUGLY 8608                 3   5  0    21       WASTELAND (207)
 LONGSHOT 8666                 2   0  0    21       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 CHARLIE MANSON 8437           1   0  0    19       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
-LACTAID 8467                  2   6  0    17       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OXIDATION 8571                0   1  0    17       RUST DEMONS (623)
 TOFU OF CARNAGE 7442          2   0  0    16       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647        3   2  0    15       COLD CUTS (615)
 MISS ASSIST 8658              2   2  1    15       COLD CUTS (615)
 LUCK OR FATE 8683             1   0  0    15       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BLOWN AWAY 8636               3   2  0    14       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668            3   0  0    13       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 TIBERIUS 8673                 1   2  0    13       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 BILGE RAT 8655                2   2  0    12       SEA DOGS (224)
 ARMINIUS 8671                 2   1  0    11       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 NAMELESS ASPIRANT 3 8380      1   0  0    11       HERMETICS (379)
 SOLSBURY HILL 8558            1   0  0    11       STREET PIZZA (106)
 ACE 8378                      1   0  0    10       HERMETICS (379)
 LITTLE MOE 8684               1   0  0    10       COLD CUTS (615)
 VIC TORIOUS 8601              2   0  0     9       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 CASTOR 8672                   2   1  0     9       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 THUNK 8623                    1   4  0     9       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 TOKER. V.I. 8688              1   0  0     9       VENDETTA INC (628)
 SERACEA 8670                  1   2  0     7       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-TED BUNDY 8438                0   1  0     7       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 RAHVIN 8682                   1   1  1     5       SOULFORGE (627)
 CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693         1   0  0     5       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 TIGER BARB 8653               0   5  0     5       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-ASURION 8607                  1   1  0     4       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OH... HERE'S TALCAMA 8664     1   1  0     4       STREET PIZZA (106)
 MOOPS! 8662                   1   1  0     4       STREET PIZZA (106)
 BLOCKHEAD 8681                1   1  0     4       SOULFORGE (627)
 BARITUS 8674                  0   3  0     3       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 NAMELESS ASPIRANT#2 7631      0   1  0     3       HERMETICS (379)
 FEONA THE FRAIL 8677          0   2  0     2       COLD CUTS (615)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARYA STARK 8678               0   1  0     1       SOULFORGE (627)
 NOSTRA. V.I. 8687             0   1  0     1       VENDETTA INC (628)
 DOC SIK. V.I. 8685            0   1  0     1       VENDETTA INC (628)
 ROBIN BANKS 8691              0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 RAY STRACK 8676               0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
-SYRIO FOREL 8680              0   1  0     1       SOULFORGE (627)
 B.J. 8379                     0   1  0     1       HERMETICS (379)
 WASBY. V.I. 8686              0   1  0     1       VENDETTA INC (628)
-HAPLO 8679                    0   1  0     1       SOULFORGE (627)
 GOAT. V.I. 8689               0   1  0     1       VENDETTA INC (628)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOC STEELE 8477        6  7 0 ARROGANCE 347         SINDARION 8499        493 NOT REVE
WELCOME BACK, KO 8692  0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   STONE GOLEM 430       497 NONE    
BLEDLOW 8482           6  6 1 COLD CUTS 615         LE PAIN DLG 8016      493 NOT REVE
AVENGING ZILTHORN 431  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ISLAND JACK 8612      497 NONE    
DARK CHAMPION 428      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SULDAR 8481           497 NONE    
GENE E. OLOGY 8626     2  2 0 FUNKY FOLK III 625    CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644 496         
TOFU POWDER 7865       0  1 0 INANIMATE TOFU 331    DARK CHAMPION 428     497 NONE    
SO AS I WAS SAYI 8663  0  2 0 STREET PIZZA 106      WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 497 NONE    
BOSTON 8496            7  3 2 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 BANDIT PRINCESS 429   497 NONE    
IV 8694                0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 STONE GOLEM 430       497 NONE    
III 8697               0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 STONE GOLEM 430       497 NONE    
1 8695                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    497 NONE    
II 8696                0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 497 NONE    
DA MONGER 4 8690       0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 497 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, well, Adelaide's achievements are getting more and more embarrassing.  I'm
afraid she's going to lose to warriors with 1 or 2 fights, perhaps 0.  I wish she
hadn't this name I cherish; I hear the Dark A calling.  Until this sad day, she will
remain your favorite teaching punching-ball. -- Le Pentarque

TUM -- Welcome back!  You've been missed. -- Doc Steele

Manager -- Congratulations on winning the BR3.  I hope you come back and defend your
title in BR4. -- Doc Steele

Goat -- Welcome back to you as well.  Good luck with your new alliance. -- Doc Steele

Guardian -- Why don't we discuss Primus in the Primus newsletter?  I need to catch up
from the tourney, and decide who I want to run.  It seems to me at this point I
should just run ABs and Contender qualified warriors.  We can discuss the format of
our battle in that newsletter.  I'll try to remember to write an ad when I finally
send in a turn. -- Doc Steele

Suave -- I suppose it is a double standard.  Not something I think about when trying
to compete in a contest.  I suppose my only defense is that when you challenged me it
interfered with the contest.  When I challenged you, it was good contest tactics.  I
am specifically running Thunk to graduate a Basher.  A sappy endeavor I thought you
would appreciate.  I took a couple loses for doing it in the BR3, and it probably
cost me second place.  I thought challenging off for the last couple of rounds would
be reasonable.  I'm sorry my challenges aggravated you.  I figured I was doing you a
favor as Thunk is maybe the worst warrior I have run in Talcama in a decade.
     As for the team spot light for 1000 wins, I would prefer you did not write
anything.  If your heart was in it, I would consider it a great honor.  But I am not
interested in any "well I think you are an evil bastard and achieved your 1000 wins
in any number of questionable ways, but a deal is a deal" spotlight.  Forget that.

Maybe in 20 more years we will understand one another better, and you will be truly
inspired to write a spot light honoring my 2000th win.  Maybe I will write one for
you instead. -- Doc Steele

All -- By Karn's rosy backside!  Okay, so, she's a tad frail.  (keep snappin dat gum,
sweetie.  It's what yer good at)  But what Big Nick wants, Big Nick gets.  (lest-ways
fer da nonce) -- Applejack

Data Loss -- Go it and go, and enough gabbin.  Long fights...I tend to run out of the
invective drek n' spew.  Come along the 7th or 8th minute the old imagination starts
scraping the bottom of the insult barrel.  I didn't really mean that crack about...
um, well, you know.  And the one about your... ahhhh ya, nothing personal.  In short,
*ahem* it ain't gent'manly for us gent'men to act so awful and ungent'manlike. -- Oso
Ozone

Mudstained Mourn -- Good handle.  I'd a thrown in an extra "e" on the end, really
accentuated it.  On the other hand, I've seen some great sunrises...not always
unaccompanied. -- Miss Assist

Dave -- That high point to my illustrious day was admittedly sloppy and crude.  We
will persevere to improve the performance. -- The Great Zamboni

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
     eliminated.
 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
     contest.
 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.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     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

DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          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
web).

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
this.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOSTON was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 6 minute Dark Arena fight.
ISLAND JACK savagely slew AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SULDAR savagely slew DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SO AS I WAS SAYING was assassinated by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute fight.
IV was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
III was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
1 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena match.
WELCOME BACK, KOTTUM was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA MONGER 4 was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
II was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOFU POWDER was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
COUNT IN THE CELLAR overpowered BOOKIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MARY beat ASSUR in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SALT viciously subdued WOMAN AT THE WELL in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SORCIA was demolished by GOKU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BULMA handily defeated BILLY THE SQUID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
THE CRUSHER was defeated by ADELAIDE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge struggle.
MASTHEAD viciously subdued 'SLOSHERS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
RAHVIN was devastated by BIP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BILGE RAT beat TIGER BARB in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
OH... HERE'S TALCAMA was beaten by TIBERIUS in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
BARITUS was bested by MISS ASSIST in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
TWASALONGNIGHT beat HOFFA in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran upset Challenge fight.
ARMINIUS was overpowered by CRESCENT SNAPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
LONGSHOT handily defeated SERACEA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
LE PAIN DLG savagely defeated BRICKTOP in a 6 minute gruesome veteran's Title fight.
WANDERING STAR was overpowered by QUINTAL in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
GROBRAUM defeated WILL THE BIKER in a 1 minute match.
DATA LOSS was outwaited by DREADNAUGHT in a dull 26 minute expert's bout.
OSO OZONE overpowered PLANKWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
ARMAND VAN HELDEN was unbelievably bested by WORTHLESS CRAP in a 4 minute bout.
SINDARION defeated DAVE in a action packed 5 minute duel.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB was overpowered by BARBU in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LEONIDAS overpowered DR FUGLY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
THUNK was overpowered by REGIS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
STU PENDOUS bested BLOWN AWAY in a 5 minute duel.
STICKLEBACK savagely defeated BLOCKHEAD in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice struggle.
THE GREAT ZAMBONI was handily defeated by LA TOUR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIC TORIOUS subdued DOC SIK. V.I. in a action packed 4 minute novice's conflict.
MOOPS! was overpowered by LUCK OR FATE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TOFU OF CARNAGE savagely defeated FEONA THE FRAIL in a 1 minute novice's competition.
MR THIRD TIME savagely defeated NAMELESS ASPIRANT#2 in a 22 minute novice's fight.
CASTOR bested ROBIN BANKS in a action packed 1 minute amateur's match.
CHARLIE MANSON handily defeated GOAT. V.I. in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
OXIDATION was handily defeated by SOLSBURY HILL in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
LITTLE MOE demolished B.J. in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WASBY. V.I. was demolished by ACE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NOSTRA. V.I. was luckily beaten by CHUNKY SUPERDUDE in a 3 minute beginner's bout.
TOKER. V.I. overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a monotonous 4 minute novice's duel.
RAY STRACK was handily defeated by NAMELESS ASPIRANT 3 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  15 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         AIMED BLOW        38 -  32 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  40 -  4      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  40 -  5      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  73 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  49 -  2      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  23 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  29 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  33 -  3      33  |

Turn 497 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      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        7 -  8         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 11         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              22  16  0  102 WASTELAND (207)
WALL OF STEEL    MARY 8168                  17  15  1   95 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROBRAUM 8045              20  13  0   87 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
AIMED BLOW       BULMA 8475                 11   4  2   87 WASTELAND (207)
BASHING ATTACK   QUINTAL 8341               12   4  1   83 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
STRIKING ATTACK  WILL THE BIKER 8290         7   3  0   63 NEXT GENERATION (547)
PARRY-LUNGE      BILLY THE SQUID 3880       14   6  0   62 SEA DOGS (224)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ADELAIDE 8151.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARMAND VAN HELDEN 6498.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOSTRA. V.I. 
8687, STICKLEBACK 8561, WELCOME BACK, KOTTUM 8692, SINDARION 8499, DOC SIK. V.I. 
8685, TOFU POWDER 7865, MASTHEAD 8603, SULDAR 8481, SALT 8532, and TWASALONGNIGHT 
8654.

The least popular fighter this week was NAMELESS ASPIRANT#2 7631.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were MR THIRD TIME 8668, DATA LOSS 8029, DREADNAUGHT 6426, 
BRICKTOP 7955, TOKER. V.I. 8688, STU PENDOUS 8597, III 8697, BOSTON 8496, WASBY. V.I. 
8686, and B.J. 8379.