DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-508

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARBU
BIG MEAN FISH (171)
(18-8549) [18-6-1,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARBU                          TRIGGER HAPPY
BIG MEAN FISH (171)            HELTER SKELTER (655)
(18-8549) [18-6-1,133]         (18-8817) [5-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILLY THE SQUID                PEACOCK SOLE
SEA DOGS (224)                 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
(18-3880) [19-12-0,81]         (18-8753) [3-5-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG MEAN FISH (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)    49
2. OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)    48      GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
3. CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)       36      Unchartered Team
4. UNTOUCHABLES (287)          34
5. FUNKY FOLK (625)            32      HELLBOURNE (653)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*ARGONAUTS (658)           13   6  1 68.4   1/ 1 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      10  4 0
 2- 3 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      110  73  3 60.1   2/ 3 SEA DOGS (224)           10  5 0
 3/ 4*HELLBOURNE (653)          14  10  0 58.3   3/ 4 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        9  4 0
 4/14*HELTER SKELTER (655)      14  11  0 56.0   4/ 9 STREET PIZZA (106)        9  6 1
 5/ 5 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    73  60  5 54.9   5/15 CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)     8  5 0
 6/ 7 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   989 876 %122 53.0   6/ 6 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    8  6 0
 7/10*KOTOR (624)               23  21  2 52.3   7/ 5 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    8  7 2
 8/ 6 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       87  80 11 52.1   8/11 THE DARK GODS (501)       8  7 1
 9/ 8 SEA DOGS (224)           156 145  8 51.8   9/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 0
10/12 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    606 576 32 51.3  10/18*HELTER SKELTER (655)      7  3 0
11/11 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    869 828 54 51.2  11/24*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  7  4 0
12/15 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 123 121  7 50.4  12/10*A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)  7  6 0
13/13 WASTELAND (207)          578 580 42 49.9  13/17 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     7  8 0
14-16 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       30  31  1 49.2  14/23 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 0
15-17 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   110 115  6 48.9  15/ 8*KOTOR (624)               7  8 0
16/18 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      587 621 33 48.6  16/13*HELLBOURNE (653)          6  4 0
17/19 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    32  36  2 47.1  17/ 7 WASTELAND (207)           6  8 2
18/ 9*RILL'S GENCON SC (659)    14  16  0 46.7  18/36 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  4  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 STREET PIZZA (106)       636 727 45 46.7  19/31 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    4  6 0
20/22 DARK TOADS (552)          25  29  2 46.3  20/22 NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  4 10 2
21-21 RUN AND HYDE (537)        97 115 11 45.8  21/26 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  4 10 0
22/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (625)          16  19  2 45.7  22/19*AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)   4 10 0
23/23 NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  24  30  3 44.4  23/27*THE FALLEN (657)          4 10 0
24/31*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  15  19  1 44.1  24/16*RILL'S GENCON SC (659)    4 11 0
25/24 SHEPHERDS (252)          547 699 30 43.9  25-12*ARGONAUTS (658)           3  1 0
26/25 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      226 294  9 43.5  26/ 0*SOULFORGE (627)           3  2 0
27/27 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       173 232 13 42.7  27/30 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       3  6 1
28/28 THE DARK GODS (501)       23  32  3 41.8  28-25*VENDETTA INC (628)        3  7 0
29/ 0*SOULFORGE (627)            5   7  1 41.7  29/29 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       3  7 0
30/29 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   25  38  1 39.7  30-28 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       2  3 0
31/26*A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)  13  20  0 39.4  31-14 RUN AND HYDE (537)        2  5 0
32/30 ARROGANCE (347)          388 625 27 38.3  32/35 COLD CUTS (615)           2  8 0
33/35 CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)     17  30  3 36.2  33/21 ARROGANCE (347)           2 11 0
34/32 COLD CUTS (615)           54  96  4 36.0  34/37 DARK TOADS (552)          1  1 0
35/34 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  46  88  3 34.3  35/34 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   1  2 0
36-36*VENDETTA INC (628)        10  20  0 33.3  36/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (625)          1  2 0
37/37*THE FALLEN (657)          11  23  1 32.4  37-32 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    1  4 0
38/33*AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)   10  24  0 29.4  38-33 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Battle Royal 3 -- http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br3
The Battle Royale is a head to head free for all contest open to any Talcama manager
willing to subject themselves to some of the fiercest competition  Alastari has ever
seen!

Previous Winners:
BR1 -- Doc Steele (Transel)   BR2 -- Manray   BR3 -- Manager

Short Rules:
No avoiding other contest teams (And this will be checked each turn).
Only Fights against contest warriors count.
Score = Wins + Kills -- Losses
First team to 25 wins!

Battle Royale Score
       Overall        Mgr   Team                     Manager
 Score  Record    IE  Code  Name                     Name
  10    16-6-0    0   [BD]  Big Mean Fish            Big Wave Dave
  10    15-8-3    0   [MI]  Clan Battleaxe 2         Mithril
  8     12-5-1    0   [P]   Argonauts                Polarius
  7     15-8-0    0   [F]   Get Outta My Way         Floyd
  7     14-7-0    0   [DG]  Hellbourne               DeGotti
  7     12-7-2    0   [MM]  Wasteland                The Muffin Man
  5     10-5-0    0   [C]   Helter Skelter           Cosmo
  4     11-7-0    0   [A]   Untouchables             Angus
  3     16-15-2   0   [DT]  Vincere Aut Mori         Dark Knight Toker
  3     14-13-2   0   [AS]  Kotor                    Armalias Skyhawk
  3     11-9-1    0   [TW]  Of Wolf and Man II       Tripwire
  3      3-0-0    0   [MG]  Superior Forces 6N       Manager
  2     14-12-0   0   [OB]  Sea Dogs                 One Armed Bandit
  2     12-10-0   0   [R]   Rill's Gencon SC         Rillion
  2     11-10-1   0   [JK]  Run and Hyde             Jekyll
  1     13-12-0   0   [J]   Burn N' Pillage          Jolly
  1     12-11-0   0   [UM]  Street Pizza             The Upright Man
  1      4-3-0    0   [RB]  Ska Robot Army           Rude Buddha
  1      2-1-0    0   [DW]  Soulforge                Dark Knight Wasby
  -1     8-9-0    0   [IL]  A Tribe Called Ill       !ll.kid.k
  -2    11-13-0   0   [AN]  Shepherds                Assurnasirbanipal
  -3    11-15-1   0   [N]   The Dark Gods            Noachian
  -4    12-17-1   0   [TD]  Naturalborn Killers      Talon Darkhart
  -4     5-9-0    0   [DS]  Thundr + Litening        Doc Steele
  -5    10-16-1   0   [SL]  The Grateful Undead      Street Legal
  -5    6-11-0    0   [G]   Vendetta Inc             Goat
  -7    10-18-1   0   [AZ]  The Fallen               Azrael
  -9    6-15-0    0   [AJ]  Cold Cuts                Applejack
 -10    7-17-0    0   [M]   Heavymetal Kids          Moribund
 -14    8-22-0    0   [H]   Aim Fatal Hammerz        Hammer
          --      0   [DD]  Dark Forest Inn          Dameon Darkheart

Fight Results for Turn 508 (Format: Winner/Loser)
 Lactaid [J]/Seneca Varrus [DT]          Riven [MI]/Carth Onasi [AS]
 Yajirobe [MM]/Mary Ann Cotton [TD]      Karramel [AZ]/Evo Warblade [IL]
 Smell Carefully/over Myshel [AZ]        Voices [TW]/Reward Points! [R]
 Ch'iad [DG]/Aim to Drop Hammer [H]      Necatus [DT]/Garhon [MI]
 Ted Bundy [TD]/Kung Fu Degotti [IL]     Barbu [BD]/Plankwalker [OB]
 Babbling Banshee [SL]/Angus Khan [IL]   Sindarion [A]/Billy The Squid [OB]
 Violence Fetish [TW]/Miko Scar [IL]     Archor [N]/Down W Sickness [TW]
 Fear [TW]/Open Bar [F]                  Ghostknife [DS]/Hexalus [DT]
 Moops! [UM]/Cerridwen [N]               Woman at the Well [AN]/Greyhawk [R]
 Berchta [N]/Baritus [DT]                Dave [AN]/Masthead [OB]
 Green Regent [R]/Aim To Hurt Hammer [H] Peepshow Thriller [C]/H. H. Holmes [TD]
 Rahvin [DW]/Aim To Burn Hammer [H]      Redux [MG]/Abednego [AN]
 Virgo [MG]/Bubbly Baalzebub [SL]        Lir [MI]/Piccolo [MM]
 Sagitarius [MG]/Meshuggah Mummy [SL]    Blockhead [DW]/Arete [A]
 Qu'iat [DG]/Dark Omen [C]               Stonewall [C]/Syrio Forel [DW]
 O'Reilly [C]/Throb [DS]                 Rock Croaker [BD]/RPGA [R]
 Grumpy Ghoul [SL]/Peacock Sole [BD]     Tex Watson [TD]/Meshach [AN]
 Helion [A]/Eurynomos [N]                Tiger Goby [BD]/Healthy Helga [AJ]
 Bilge Rat [OB]/Ka'Zeen [DG]             HK-47 [AS]/Galloping Ghost [SL]
 Jolee Bindo [AS]/Asmodel [AZ]           Duergar [N]/Schmedrick [AJ]
 Vorn [MI]/Asurion [J]                   Free Porn [F]/Miss Assist [AJ]
 Grobraum [J]/Destitute Noble [F]        Shadrach [AN]/Zauriel [AZ]

This Turn's Score:                    Record       Points
MG   Manager                         3-0-0           3
TW   Tripwire                        3-1-0           2
BD   Big Wave Dave                   3-1-0           2
C    Cosmo                           3-1-0           2
MI   Mithril                         3-1-0           2
UM   The Upright Man                 2-0-0           2
N    Noachian                        3-2-0           1
AN   Assurnasirbanipal               3-2-0           1
AS   Armalias Skyhawk                2-1-0           1
DG   DeGotti                         2-1-0           1
DW   Dark Knight Wasby               2-1-0           1
A    Angus                           2-1-0           1
J    Jolly                           2-1-0           1
TD   Talon Darkhart                  2-2-0           0
MM   The Muffin Man                  1-1-0           0
DS   Doc Steele                      1-1-0           0
SL   Street Legal                    2-3-0          -1
F    Floyd                           1-2-0          -1
DT   Dark Knight Toker               1-3-1          -1
OB   One Armed Bandit                1-3-0          -2
R    Rillion                         1-3-0          -2
AZ   Azrael                          1-3-0          -2
AJ   Applejack                       0-3-0          -3
H    Hammer                          0-3-0          -3
IL   !ll.kid.k                       0-4-0          -4

Top Warriors (Points)
Free Porn [F]                6-0-0          6
A'Amon [DG]                  6-0-0          6
Gohan [MM]                   5-0-1          6
Vorn [MI]                    5-1-2          6
HK-47 [AS]                   6-1-0          5
Riven [MI]                   5-1-0          4
Hexalus [DT]                 5-1-0          4
Fear [TW]                    4-0-0          4
Bettie Brownie [P]           4-0-0          4
Barbu [BD]                   4-0-0          4
Berchta [N]                  4-1-1          4

Bottom Warriors (Points)
Schmedrick [AJ]             0-4-0          -4
Seneca Varrus [DT]          1-6-0          -5
Aim To Hurt Hammer [H]      1-6-0          -5
Uranium [M]                 0-5-0          -5
Eurynomos [N]               0-5-0          -5

Teams in BR (alphabetical)
A Tribe Called Ill, Aim Fatal Hammerz, Argonauts, Big Mean Fish, Burn N' Pillage,
Clan Battleaxe 2, Cold Cuts, Dark Forest Inn, Get Outta My Way, Heavymetal Kids,
Hellbourne, Helter Skelter, Kotor, Naturalborn Killers, Of Wolf and Man II,
Rill's Gencon SC, Run and Hyde, Sea Dogs, Shepherds, Ska Robot Army, Soulforge,
Street Pizza, Superior Forces 6N, The Dark Gods, The Fallen, The Grateful Undead,
Thundr + Litening, Untouchables, Vendetta Inc, Vincere Aut Mori, Wasteland

Teams in BR (numerical)
4, 22, 106, 171, 207, 218, 224, 252, 287, 493, 501, 537, 566, 573, 600, 615, 618,
622, 624, 626, 627, 628, 630, 651, 652, 653, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): SNOW FLEA of BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): JUDAS PRIEST of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): FILM FUN (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 524): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 519): MY BIG TOE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
               (turn 515): SIX DEMON BAG of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
                (turn 506): GOHAN of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 469): FUGAZI of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 157): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     BARBU the basher was unchallenged this turn.  Apparently nobody had any interest
in the throne of this fine arena.  So the commission matched him against PLANKWALKER
and BARBU was easily victorious.  BARBU will travel to the Isle of the Eye next turn.
     In fact, it appears that almost none of the champions cared who they fought.
Only two champions issued challenges.  QUINTAL issued a bloodfeud, hoping to avenge
the death of ADELAIDE to the young upstart BIP.  And revenge was not the only thing
served up.  Death Tennis is the game, and the ball is now in STREET PIZZA's court as
BIP was slain by QUINTAL.  DAVE was the other champion to issue a challenge.  He
challenged and beat MASTHEAD.
     And some might guess that challenges were issued, but avoids kept those
challenges from being recognized.  NOT SO!  There was only a single avoid issued this
turn, WOMAN AT THE WELL of the SHEPHERDS avoiding THE GUARDIANS II.  Plenty of
challenges were made in the lower ranks, though.  All total, there were 12 who
challenged up in the rankings and 11 who challenged down.  Their records were 8-4 and
9-2, respectively.  One of the biggest down challenges was the other kill for the
turn.  NECATUS slaughtered GARHON in a 1 minute one-sided 17 point down challenge
bout.  The most challenged warrior was none other the AIM TO HURT HAMMER.  GREEN
REGENT's TV challenge was the one that got through and the poor AIM TO HURT HAMMER
saw why GREEN REGENT has a TV challenge and he does not.
     Four teams won 4 fights this turn, HELTER SKELTER (which moved them up 10 spots
in the 10 turn rankings), SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (who only fought 4 and hence were
perfect on the turn--they also received the Team on the Move award), BIG MEAN FISH
(capturing the Current Top Team award and 3 other awards this turn), and OF WOLF AND
MAN II.  That recognizes the best team performances this turn.
     But the fans don't care much for which teams win or lose.  They care about
getting their money's worth in the stands.  And this turn, there were many who left
happy.  The fan favorite for the week was PEACOCK SOLE, who fought for 11 minutes
before falling to GRUMPHY GHOUL.  GRUMPHY GHOUL was on the least popular list and we
usually know what that means.  But most all the fan favorites fought for at least 6
minutes.
     The commission's job, of course, it to rank the warriors at the end of the turn.
It isn't easy and often causes complaints, but this turn saw 20 warriors move up a
class and 8 warriors move down a class.
     As for me, my favorite thing to watch are those warriors that rise above the
rest.  The warriors who for whatever reason, win and win and win.  Perhaps my
favorite thing to report is the hottest warrior list, those warriors who have fought
10 consecutive turns and have won 7 or more fights.  This turn, that list includes
BARBU and MR THIRD TIME at 9-1 and PLANKWALKER and STICKLEBACK at 7-3.  Great job to
each of you!
     And being undefeated seems to be the current style here in Talcama.  FREE PORN
won his 10th fight in as many tries, DR KNUCKLES won his 7th fight this turn, and
TRIGGER HAPPY and FEAR both won their 5th fight.  Each of these warriors is an Adept
and each is undefeated in Talcama's arena.
     In the Battle Royal, two teams joined this turn, SUPERIOR FORCES 6N and
SOULFORGE.  Both start in positive territory.  The top bar was moved from 8 points to
10 points, shared by BIG WAVE DAVE and MITHRIL.  That's it for this turn! -- Sherik,
your spy reporter

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARBU 8549                   18   6  1   133       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINTAL 8341                 15   4  2   132       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 SMUNCH 8337                  12   1  0   131       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 PREBIRTH 8452                 9   8  1   109       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 GROBRAUM 8045                22  22  0    98       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-LEONIDAS 8537                12   2  0    95       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 SINDARION 8499               16   7  1    93       UNTOUCHABLES (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLANKWALKER 8604             12   5  1    86       SEA DOGS (224)
 ALTON 8297                   11  12  1    85       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DAVE 8535                    17   7  0    82       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         19  12  0    81       SEA DOGS (224)
-RIMTRUE 8382                  5   2  0    80       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
-THE WIMP 319                 21  13  1    77       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 9   8  0    75       SEA DOGS (224)
 DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817         13   7  1    74       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-STEEL BREEZE 331             20  12  1    73       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 BERCHTA 6774                  7   4  1    73       THE DARK GODS (501)
 STICKLEBACK 8561             12  11  0    71       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALT 8532                    12   9  0    66       SEA DOGS (224)
 WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          9   3  1    65       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 TAKOV 7457                   10  12  0    63       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-BREAKERFALL 8505              7   3  1    63       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BOOKIE 8458                  12  18  0    60       ARROGANCE (347)
-A'AMON 8806                   6   0  0    59       HELLBOURNE (653)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRANKSHAFT 8149               9   3  0    57       THE BIKE SHOP (293)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583       10  11  0    54       SHEPHERDS (252)
 LA TOUR 8525                  9  13  0    54       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 BARITUS 8674                  6   8  1    54       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-HI I'M NEON, I'M... 8577      4   1  2    54       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668           13   1  0    52       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531       13  11  0    50       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 FREE PORN 8546               10   0  0    50       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 TRIGGER HAPPY 8817            5   0  0    50       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                9  21  0    48       ARROGANCE (347)
 RIVEN 8563                    7   4  0    48       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 BLOWN AWAY 8636               7   4  0    46       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 VORN 8873                     5   1  2    46       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 GREYHAWK 8846                 2   4  0    46       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647        8   7  0    45       COLD CUTS (615)
 FEAR 8715                     5   0  0    45       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 GHOSTKNIFE 8759               5   2  0    43       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 CASTOR 8672                   8   6  0    41       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 DR KNUCKLES 8823              7   0  0    41       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 HOFFA 8478                    6  22  0    40       ARROGANCE (347)
 INZO 7284                     8   6  1    38       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-RAGEN 7461                    5  10  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-CHARNEL 8575                  7   3  0    37       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 MOOPS! 8662                   6   6  1    37       STREET PIZZA (106)
-BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        5   8  0    37       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 ZZZZZZZZ 8888                 4   1  0    37       STREET PIZZA (106)
-ROYCE 7459                    6   6  1    35       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 LYAM 7647                     6   2  0    35       DARK TOADS (552)
-MUDSTAINED MOURN 8469         4   1  0    35       THE BIKE SHOP (293)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HK-47 8584                    8   1  0    33       KOTOR (624)
 DUERGAR 6777                  6   5  1    33       THE DARK GODS (501)
 MISS ASSIST 8658              5   9  1    33       COLD CUTS (615)
 CARTH ONASI 8613              4   5  1    33       KOTOR (624)
 VOICES 8712                   3   5  1    33       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 VIOLENCE FETISH 8713          3   5  0    33       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 LACTAID 8467                  6   9  0    32       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-CARBON 14 1355                6   1  0    32       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 JOLEE BINDO 8915              3   1  1    32       KOTOR (624)
-URANIUM 657                   7   9  1    31       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 BILGE RAT 8655                7   8  0    31       SEA DOGS (224)
 TED BUNDY 8438                4   7  1    31       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
-ARUTHA 7486                   4   6  0    31       DARK TOADS (552)
 ARCHOR 6776                   4   7  0    30       THE DARK GODS (501)
-ALPO 7485                     5   5  0    29       DARK TOADS (552)
-LINDA LOU 8839                3   1  0    29       ARGONAUTS (658)
 NECATUS 8852                  4   3  1    28       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 GREEN REGENT 8850             4   2  0    28       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 BABBLING BANSHEE 8825         3   4  0    28       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 HELION 8876                   3   2  0    28       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 MATILDA 8939                  2   0  0    28       COLD CUTS (615)
-SASSY SANDY 8837              3   1  1    27       ARGONAUTS (658)
-LOVELY LEEZA 8840             3   1  0    27       ARGONAUTS (658)
 DREW PEA 8765                 2   0  0    27       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693         7   5  0    26       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 HEXALUS 8869                  5   1  0    26       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 YAJIROBE 8929                 3   1  1    26       WASTELAND (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CERRIDWEN 6775                4   8  1    25       THE DARK GODS (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERVYN 8750                   5   3  1    23       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 GALLOPING GHOST 7931          4   8  0    23       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 ASURION 8607                  5   4  0    22       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OPEN BAR 8721                 4   2  0    22       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-TOKER. V.I. 8688              3   3  0    22       VENDETTA INC (628)
 SMELL CAREFULLY 8889          2   3  0    22       STREET PIZZA (106)
 STUPIFY 8711                  2   3  0    21       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 KARRAMEL 8900                 4   1  0    20       THE FALLEN (657)
 ARIEL 8830                    3   4  1    20       THE FALLEN (657)
 ASMODEL 8834                  2   4  0    20       THE FALLEN (657)
 ROCK CROAKER 8971             2   0  0    19       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 MISSION VAO 8891              2   3  0    19       KOTOR (624)
 CH'IAD 8886                   1   1  0    19       HELLBOURNE (653)
 EL SUCKO 8794                 5   3  0    18       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DOWN W SICKNESS 8714          2   6  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-FIDO 7489                     3   7  1    17       DARK TOADS (552)
 AIM TO FAME HAMMER 8800       3   4  0    17       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 RHESUS THESIS 8884            3   2  0    17       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 PEEPSHOW THRILLER 8944        2   0  0    17       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 VIRGO 8950                    1   0  0    17       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 MARY ANN COTTON 8792          4   4  0    16       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 RAHVIN 8682                   2   1  1    16       SOULFORGE (627)
 TIGER GOBY 8972               2   0  0    16       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LIR 8986                      1   0  0    16       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
-BETTIE BROWNIE 8841           4   0  0    15       ARGONAUTS (658)
 AIM TO BURN HAMMER 8887       2   3  0    15       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 PEACOCK SOLE 8753             3   5  0    14       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-NOSTRA. V.I. 8687             3   3  0    14       VENDETTA INC (628)
 KA'ZEEN 8858                  2   4  0    14       HELLBOURNE (653)
 EURYNOMOS 6778                2   8  0    14       THE DARK GODS (501)
 GRUMPY GHOUL 8959             2   0  0    14       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 ARYA STARK 8678               1   1  0    14       SOULFORGE (627)
 CAPIRCORN 8949                1   0  0    14       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 EVO WARBLADE 8821             3   4  0    13       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 HASETH 8046                   3   4  0    13       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 SAGITARIUS 8948               1   0  0    13       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 AIM TO HURT HAMMER 8802       1   6  0    13       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 REWARD POINTS! 8851           3   3  0    12       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 H. H. HOLMES 8826             2   5  1    12       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
-STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615         2   6  0    12       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 SENECA VARRUS 8793            2   6  0    12       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 O'REILLY 8867                 1   3  0    12       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 QU'IAT 8980                   1   0  0    12       HELLBOURNE (653)
 AIM TO BURP HAMMER 8798       2   5  0    11       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 CRIOFAN 8987                  1   0  0    11       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 STONEWALL 8866                3   1  0    10       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 HEALTHY HELGA 8842            2   4  0    10       COLD CUTS (615)
-CHERISH 8964                  1   0  0    10       VENDETTA INC (628)
 DARK OMEN 8818                2   3  0     9       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 MIKO SCAR 8919                2   2  0     9       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 BLOCKHEAD 8681                2   1  0     9       SOULFORGE (627)
 SHADRACH 8976                 1   0  0     9       SHEPHERDS (252)
 JUHANI 8916                   2   2  0     8       KOTOR (624)
 SCHMEDRICK 8843               1   5  0     8       COLD CUTS (615)
 ZAURIEL 8901                  1   4  0     7       THE FALLEN (657)
 DOC STEELE 8890               1   4  0     7       ARROGANCE (347)
 CAOIMHIN 8214                 1   3  0     6       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 MESHUGGAH MUMMY 8942          0   2  0     6       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 RPGA 8935                     1   2  0     5       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 PETIT TROLL BAVEUX 8978       1   0  0     5       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDUX 8984                    1   0  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-SHONY'S BIG BOY 8945          0   1  0     5       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 KUNG FU DEGOTTI 8941          1   1  0     4       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 PICCOLO 8947                  1   1  0     4       WASTELAND (207)
 TEX WATSON 8974               1   0  0     4       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 AIM TO DROP HAMMER 8962       1   1  0     4       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 ANGUS KHAN 8940               0   2  0     2       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 ARETE 8969                    0   2  0     2       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 SYRIO FOREL 8680              0   2  0     2       SOULFORGE (627)
-LESION 7 8922                 0   2  0     2       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 MYSHEL 8960                   0   2  0     2       THE FALLEN (657)
 HAPLO 8679                    0   2  0     2       SOULFORGE (627)
 BACK JUICE 8988               0   1  0     1       WASTELAND (207)
 ABEDNEGO 8977                 0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)
 MESHACH 8975                  0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)
-ARSENIC 8943                  0   1  0     1       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 8979         0   1  0     1       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
-DOC STOOLE 8951               0   1  0     1       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-INNER TUBULAR 8931            0   1  0     1       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 BIG WAVE DAVE 8973            0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)
 THROB 8982                    0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-KIMBER 8965                   0   1  0     1       VENDETTA INC (628)
-DONNA 8963                    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?
AIM TO MAIM HAMM 8799  1  3 0 AIM FATAL HAMMERZ 652 VORN 8873             505         
CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644  6  9 1 BIG MEAN FISH 171     BARITUS 8674          506 REVENGED
DA 8985                0  1 0 CLAN BATLEAXE 2 622   STONE GOLEM 430       508 NONE    
GARHON 8967            1  1 0 CLAN BATLEAXE 2 622   NECATUS 8852          508         
MALKO 8871             2  2 0 CLAN BATLEAXE 2 622   YAJIROBE 8929         506         
RY 8872                1  2 1 CLAN BATLEAXE 2 622   CARTH ONASI 8613      505 JUST REV
KEN DEW 8908           0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 625        STONE GOLEM 430       508 NONE    
CARSON NOMA 8907       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 625        WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 508 NONE    
STRONTIUM 90 8870      1  2 0 HEAVYMETAL KIDS 4     JOLEE BINDO 8915      505         
F'NAZ 8885             0  1 0 HELLBOURNE 653        BANDIT PRINCESS 429   508 NONE    
KREIA 8892             0  1 0 KOTOR 624             RY 8872               504 REVENGED
KIZZLE BREATH 8956     1  1 1 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 DARK CHAMPION 428     508 NONE    
ADELAIDE 8151         19 24 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     BIP 8665              507 JUST REV
EBERRON 8848           3  3 0 RILL'S GENCON SC 659  WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 508 NONE    
SLOW MOTION 8903       2  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      BERCHTA 6774          506         
SOLSBURY HILL 8558     5  7 0 STREET PIZZA 106      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   508 NONE    
BIP 8665               9  3 1 STREET PIZZA 106      QUINTAL 8341          508         
HEATSEEKER 8954        0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 508 NONE    
ARAKEN 8881            0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  VOICES 8712           504 NOT REVE
FOREVER BAD 8983       0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   508 NONE    
DOC SIK. V.I. 8685     2  3 0 VENDETTA INC 628      H. H. HOLMES 8826     506         
DA1 8989               0  1 0 WASTELAND 207         DARK CHAMPION 428     508 NONE    
DA2 8990               0  1 0 WASTELAND 207         MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    508 NONE    
TWASALONGNIGHT 8654    5  5 0 WASTELAND 207         HI I'M NEON, I'M 8577 504 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assur -- I would like to add Superior Forces 6N to the Battle Royale.  Thanks! --
Manager

All -- Man, it's the 8 point log jam. -- Mithril

Kimber -- Ok, that was boring.  Let's not do that again, heh. -- Garhon

Carth Onasi -- My manager is brutal to keep sending, but you're getting better.
Thanks for the trains -- Riven

Riven -- Shut your mouth; do as I say. -- Mithril

Hammer -- I understand the need for vengeance all too well and applaud your efforts,
but don't lose you head over it. -- Mithril

Back again, oh yes again -- Glorious va-cation.  All tha necklaces a flowers an
drinks wif little umbrellas one fan can stand.  Till da next time. -- Applejack

Goat -- Since you want to air your dirty laundry publicly here in this arena then
stick this in your pipe and smoke it!  You want to know where my stables are so that
you can show up and show out by running your ignorant filthy mouth some more to
reveal your true nature?  How about starting with DM 28 where you disappeared from
the Madness contest with a 1-9-0 record sported by your MASTERS OF MEN stable.  You
can publicly spout off all you want about how my ego is bruised by your Defecating
Empire Disciples performances against my stables. The truth of the matter is known by
all involved.  There is a Proverb that reveals that even a Fool is considered to be
wise when he keeps his mouth shut.  My congratulations to you, Goat, for publicly
proving time and again that this Proverb is the Truth! -- Hammer

Manager -- Superior Forces 6N is now part of the BR. -- Assur

Wandering Star:  5(2)-14(1)-20-15(1)-21(1)-4-11(1)
Skills at:  27/8/25/9/8/19
Died only needing a single win to graduate!  HOW RUDE! -- Assur

Assur -- Enter me into the ranks of the Battle Royal.  Team name is Soulforge. --
Dark Knight Wasby

Dark Knight Toker -- Sorry it took so long, but I'm finally here.  Looks like you're
doing alright as it is.  I hear this is the arena of all arenas, so we'll see what I
can do. -- Dark Knight Wasby, D.E.

All -- I'm here to try my meager skills against the best.  My respect to ALL
veterans, who I hope will find me a worthy adversary. -- Dark Knight Wasby, Desolate
Empire

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

EBERRON was barely slain by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOLSBURY HILL was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
KIZZLE BREATH was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
KEN DEW was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
CARSON NOMA was slain by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DA1 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
FOREVER BAD was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DA was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEATSEEKER was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA2 was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
F'NAZ was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
QUINTAL assassinated BIP in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
RIVEN savagely defeated CARTH ONASI in a exciting 4 minute brutal Bloodfeud fight.
GREEN REGENT outwaited AIM TO HURT HAMMER in a unpopular 15 minute Challenge conflict.
DAVE subdued MASTHEAD in a popular 2 minute master's Challenge match.
BERCHTA handily defeated BARITUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
CASTOR viciously subdued HOFFA in a unpopular 10 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
WOMAN AT THE WELL unbelievably bested GREYHAWK in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
CERRIDWEN was devastated by MOOPS! in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GHOSTKNIFE savagely defeated HEXALUS in a exciting 6 minute brutal Challenge bout.
FEAR overpowered OPEN BAR in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DOWN W SICKNESS was bested by ARCHOR in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
VIOLENCE FETISH vanquished MIKO SCAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SENECA VARRUS was handily defeated by LACTAID in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
BABBLING BANSHEE overpowered ANGUS KHAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
H. H. HOLMES was savagely defeated by PEEPSHOW THRILLER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TED BUNDY overpowered KUNG FU DEGOTTI in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
NECATUS slaughtered GARHON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
CH'IAD overcame AIM TO DROP HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge bout.
VOICES overpowered REWARD POINTS! in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SMELL CAREFULLY vanquished MYSHEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
KARRAMEL luckily beat EVO WARBLADE in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
YAJIROBE overpowered MARY ANN COTTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CAOIMHIN was overpowered by ARIEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
RPGA was devastated by ROCK CROAKER in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MATILDA devastated EL SUCKO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
BARBU devastated PLANKWALKER in a 1 minute uneven Title bout.
PREBIRTH defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's match.
JANDOLIN was demolished by SMUNCH in a popular 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
BILLY THE SQUID was narrowly defeated by SINDARION in a 6 minute competition.
ALTON overpowered LA TOUR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DESTITUTE NOBLE was vanquished by GROBRAUM in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BLOWN AWAY was demolished by SALT in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
STICKLEBACK overcame BOOKIE in a 1 minute master's fight.
FREE PORN narrowly defeated MISS ASSIST in a dull 10 minute bloody competition.
THE GREAT ZAMBONI was luckily beaten by MR THIRD TIME in a 4 minute gory match.
DR KNUCKLES outlasted CHUNKY SUPERDUDE in a dull 7 minute fight.
TRIGGER HAPPY savagely defeated INZO in a action packed 1 minute gory bout.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB was overcome by TAKOV in a exciting 1 minute veteran's duel.
VORN handily defeated ASURION in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
'SLOSHERS was demolished by WAS THAT EXLAX? in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZZZZZZZZ devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided conflict.
DUERGAR demolished SCHMEDRICK in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
LYAM defeated AIM TO FAME HAMMER in a 1 minute brutal brawl.
AIM TO BURP HAMMER was demolished by DREW PEA in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
JOLEE BINDO savagely defeated ASMODEL in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
HK-47 unbelievably bested GALLOPING GHOST in a 2 minute fight.
BILGE RAT savagely defeated KA'ZEEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody brawl.
HEALTHY HELGA was savagely defeated by TIGER GOBY in a popular 4 minute match.
HASETH was narrowly defeated by STUPIFY in a exciting 5 minute bloody conflict.
EURYNOMOS was beaten by HELION in a popular 2 minute struggle.
AIM TO BURN HAMMER was beaten by RAHVIN in a 3 minute brawl.
PEACOCK SOLE was luckily beaten by GRUMPY GHOUL in a action packed 11 minute duel.
MISSION VAO defeated FROGS FORM THE SKY in a 5 minute novice's fight.
RHESUS THESIS vanquished BIG WAVE DAVE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZAURIEL was subdued by SHADRACH in a 2 minute novice's duel.
O'REILLY overpowered THROB in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
STONEWALL won victory over SYRIO FOREL in a 5 minute novice's contest.
DARK OMEN was luckily beaten by QU'IAT in a 2 minute gory novice's match.
JUHANI was defeated by CAPIRCORN in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
BLOCKHEAD unbelievably bested ARETE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's struggle.
MESHUGGAH MUMMY was demolished by SAGITARIUS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PICCOLO was demolished by LIR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAPLO was vanquished by CRIOFAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ARYA STARK handily defeated DOC STEELE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VIRGO vanquished BUBBLY BAALZEBUB in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ABEDNEGO was unbelievably bested by REDUX in a 8 minute beginner's match.
PETIT TROLL BAVEUX subdued BACK JUICE in a exciting 6 minute amateur's bout.
MESHACH was unbelievably bested by TEX WATSON in a popular 8 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  35         TOTAL PARRY      107 -  68 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     24         AIMED BLOW        51 -  52 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  16         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  49 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  55 -  3      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-LUNGE       41 -  51 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         LUNGING ATTACK   118 - 159 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         BASHING ATTACK    71 -  98 -  7      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      31 -  45 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  77 -  3      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  41 -  0      32  |

Turn 508 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:

TOTAL PARRY       17 -  7     LUNGING ATTACK    13 - 22         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  7     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  9         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  7         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  4                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  8                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BARBU 8549                 18   6  1  133 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
WALL OF STEEL    SMUNCH 8337                12   1  0  131 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     PLANKWALKER 8604           12   5  1   86 SEA DOGS (224)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAVE 8535                  17   7  0   82 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   MASTHEAD 8603               9   8  0   75 SEA DOGS (224)
STRIKING ATTACK  WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377        9   3  1   65 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
TOTAL PARRY      MR THIRD TIME 8668         13   1  0   52 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       GHOSTKNIFE 8759             5   2  0   43 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  LYAM 7647                   6   2  0   35 DARK TOADS (552)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BILLY THE SQUID 3880.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PEACOCK SOLE 8753.  The ten other most popular fighters were BACK JUICE 
8988, BILLY THE SQUID 3880, ABEDNEGO 8977, CH'IAD 8886, SINDARION 8499, MESHACH 8975, 
CARTH ONASI 8613, MASTHEAD 8603, GREYHAWK 8846, and GHOSTKNIFE 8759.

The least popular fighter this week was GREEN REGENT 8850.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AIM TO HURT HAMMER 8802, HOFFA 8478, DR KNUCKLES 8823, GRUMPY 
GHOUL 8959, CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693, FREE PORN 8546, HEXALUS 8869, CASTOR 8672, TEX 
WATSON 8974, and AIM TO DROP HAMMER 8962.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BARBU (18-8549) BIG MEAN FISH (171)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

JANDOLIN (18-6922) GHAELIE SIDHE (495)