DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2004    Duedate: 12/14/2004

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNAKE CHARMER
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6169) [22-4-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNAKE CHARMER                  APPLE TREE
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
(22-6169) [22-4-0,125]         (22-6411) [1-0-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHAT UP                        ICE PICK
JUST CHILLIN (699)             JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6172) [17-7-2,109]         (22-6335) [6-3-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEMOCRATS (202)         34
2. MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)        24      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       22      Unchartered Team
4. JUST CHILLIN (699)          15
5. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       11      TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DON'T ASK SANDY (716)     15   3  0 83.3   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    13  2 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    172  72  4 70.5   2/ 4 THE POISON CLAN (692)    10  5 0
 3/ 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)     77  53  1 59.2   3/ 2 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      9  6 1
 4/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        67  52  5 56.3   4/ 7 JUST CHILLIN (699)        6  9 0
 5/ 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    163 135 11 54.7   5/ 6 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       5 10 1
 6/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    366 355 24 50.8   6/ 9 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     5 10 0
 7/ 7 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      162 165 12 49.5   7/ 8 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     4  5 0
 8/ 8 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      49  50  5 49.5   8- 3*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       4  6 0
 9- 9*LEGIO ITALICA (724)        9  11  0 45.0   9- 5*DON'T ASK SANDY (716)     3  1 0
10-11 THE ZOO (205)            363 504  6 41.9  10-10 THE ZOO (205)             2  3 0
11/13*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)        7  16  1 30.4  11/13*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       1  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 250): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 502): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 502): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 495): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 491): TELLER FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 491): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 492): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 484): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 453): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 446): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 440): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 198): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 351): TOSSED SALAD of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 340): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 152): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 388): GRAA ROCKBROW of HALL OF GIANT from MALCORN (The
                            Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 250): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 502): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 502): FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 495): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 491): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 491): WE ARE SC (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 492): VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 484): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 453): AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 446): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 440): RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 198): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 351): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 340): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 152): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 388): NATURE'S FORCE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 502): TATIANA SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 501): SEGALLION SUNDANCER of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe)
                               THE GREAT SAMARITAN of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
                               DRAGULA of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                               DIK-DIK of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 491): FLIMSY of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 440): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
                 (turn 439): BOBBI of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 350): OBITER DICTA of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
                              GUMMI GHOUL of THE UPSTARTS III (Anti, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Look who's back, back again.  Snake Charmer's back, tell a friend....  Well met,
fine warriors of Solven.  It is I, Snake Charmer, your reigning Duelmaster back for
yet another turn atop the greatest arena in all the lands.  And who do we find as
contenders for the throne this turn:

The Toad.  Great record, but two losses to me make him less of a threat than one
might think.

Blind Illusion.  Most likely to have the bloodfeud shot this turn.  For what it is
worth, I am calling for the kill this time, so if it happens, don't think it was an
accident.

Darrell Issa.  A loss in the last tourney to this guy puts him as the favorite to
take the throne, if only he can get his challenge through.

Anthony Scalia.  For sure, an unknown quantity.  18-7 looks like a pretty solid
record, with tourney FE to boot I would be certain.  Same as above; has a good shot
if he can get his challenge through.

What Up.  Looks like ole' Mr. Freeze has not been doing any challenging lately, so
unless something changes, his chances of getting a title shot this time around look
slim.

Well, there you have it.  The bookies have me as a solid 4-1 favorite to be on the
throne next turn.  With any luck, I can hold onto this spot until the new year when
Kellumbo's Kids write up the year in review spotlight.  Best of luck in the sands
all.  Except you there Judge.  May all your warriors get cracked weapons.  To
everyone else, best of luck.

-- Snake Charmer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SOLVEN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at LEGIO 
ITALICA, who went down to 3rd from 8th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 2-3-0 
outing, JUST CHILLIN has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Unlike most arenas, 
SNAKE CHARMER managed to get his challenge off against the 13-6-1 BLIND ILLUSION.  
Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was MEDIEVAL CHAOS' 
BLIND ILLUSION, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by SNAKE CHARMER.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE  POISON CLAN?  Big bad THE 
POISON CLAN.  Big bad THE POISON CLAN.  SOLVEN's afraid of the big bad THE POISON 
CLAN.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, 
cause CONSPIRACY INC. beats feet every time THE POISON CLAN smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, BLIND ILLUSION would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, ROE V WADE went after THE SCORPION, who was higher by 
18 points.  Well, when the dust settled, ROE V WADE overcame THE SCORPION.  TAMMY of 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a 
challenge which she won.  I thought TAMMY showed great skill and promise when she 
defeated CHERRY PITS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  The audience likes blood and 
there was plenty of it covering BULL MARKET as he was driven to an early grave by 
JOHN EDWARDS of the THE DEMOCRATS.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and 
will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           22   4  0   125       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT UP 6172                 17   7  2   109       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE TOAD 6121                20   6  0   104       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 DARRELL ISSA 6108            15  10  2    99       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 BLIND ILLUSION 6379          13   7  1    94       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          18   8  0    85       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ROE V WADE 6226              11   7  0    85       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 NO HURRY 6174                13  11  0    83       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 NEON KNIGHT 6381             10  10  0    83       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             6   3  0    69       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 THE LOTUS 6208               11  10  0    67       THE POISON CLAN (692)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYBE LATER 6176             15   9  1    66       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE SCORPION 6117            14  12  0    66       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359              6   1  0    61       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          11   3  0    59       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 EASY BREEZE 6173             12  12  2    58       JUST CHILLIN (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PHOENIX 6227             11   8  0    54       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286           8   5  0    52       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 CEPACOL 6377                  7   6  1    48       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CAROL M. BRAUN 6146           8  18  0    44       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 THE BASILISK 6307             7   3  0    43       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            6   8  1    41       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BIFF STREICHER 6375           5   6  1    40       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           7  10  1    38       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-ZOOIE 6152                    6  19  1    38       THE ZOO (205)
 ICE PICK 6335                 6   3  0    34       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AEMILIA 6402                  3   1  0    33       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 CRIMSON WONDER 6373           5   2  0    32       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-ON A DATE 6325                3   1  0    29       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
-ARISHTARTE 6257               6   8  1    28       THE ZOO (205)
-CAIUS 6404                    4   0  0    28       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
-I DON'T GET 87 PTS? 6323      4   0  0    28       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             2   3  1    25       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-2 CHEAT 4 YOU 6320            4   0  0    24       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
-WHEN'S IT DUE? 6324           4   0  0    24       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              3   5  0    22       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TONY BLAIR 6334               4   2  0    21       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-KIWIRA 6305                   4   5  0    17       THE ZOO (205)
 JOHN O'NEILL 6362             1   5  1    17       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TAMMY 6407                    2   0  0    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280           1  11  0    14       THE ZOO (205)
-ZEBROE 6370                   1   3  0    13       THE ZOO (205)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          3   2  0    12       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 MICHAEL MOORE 6410            1   1  0    12       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG TREE 6338                 2   3  1    11       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-LITTLE BRANCH 6337            1   4  0     7       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-MARIUS 6401                   1   3  0     6       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
-JUSTUS 6403                   1   3  0     6       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 APPLE TREE 6411               1   0  0     6       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 CHERRY PITS 6368              0   2  0     2       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 RUPERT MURDOCH 6409           0   1  0     1       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 PEAR TREE 6412                0   1  0     1       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JESSICA 6287          10  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   BLIND ILLUSION 6379   494 JUST REV
BULL MARKET 6331       3  6 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   JOHN EDWARDS 6399     496         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blind Illusion -- A nice show of class in last turn's PA's.  You are the type of
warrior Kellumbo's Kids can respect. -- Detective Kellumbo

Huckle Cat -- Welcome back to Duel II!  I too took off about 10 years and just came
back two years ago.  It is more fun than I recall.  Hope you enjoy it.  If you ever
want to chat about the good ole' days, drop me a diplo or line. -- Detective Kellumbo

Blind Illusion -- I must say that went just about how I had hoped. -- Snake Charmer

Maybe Later -- Like my great uncle White Dove once said, maybe, maybe not. -- Name
Dropper

Ice Pick -- Hey now, those picks are sharp and dangerous.  Keep them away from me. --
Schwarzenegger

Biff Streicher -- You hit like a pansy, sissy girl.  Heck, the alligators in the
swamp smack their tails harder than that. -- Lucias Clay

Marius -- Wow!  Could you believe it for my first fight?!  Crit parries, crit
attacks, rips on almost every attack!!!!  Dang.  I looked better than I even thought
I would. -- Tammy

Leeta -- Hope to see you back soon.  Enjoy your break. -- DK

5-0, DM's throne, 5 team awards, finally hitting 70% win/loss.  That's what I would
call a really good turn. -- DK

Detective Kellumbo -- I can live with down-challenges now and then.  What bothers me
most is people nagging me about how I play. -- Leeta

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

SNAKE CHARMER outwaited BLIND ILLUSION in a 17 minute master's Bloodfeud Title fight.
NAME DROPPER was subdued by NEON KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
ROE V WADE overpowered THE SCORPION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SCHWARZENEGGER bested CEPACOL in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
CLINT EASTWOOD overpowered CAROL M. BRAUN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TAX DEDUCTION bested CHARLES RANGEL in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
JOHN O'NEILL was devastated by BIFF STREICHER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
JOHN EDWARDS assassinated BULL MARKET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TAMMY won victory over CHERRY PITS in a 6 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
MICHAEL MOORE was defeated by TONY BLAIR in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
WHAT UP overpowered ANTHONY SCALIA in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
THE TOAD narrowly defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute one-sided match.
DARRELL ISSA overcame NO HURRY in a exciting 1 minute veteran's contest.
EASY BREEZE slimly lost to LUCIAS CLAY in a 2 minute bloody bout.
THE LOTUS overcame CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute fight.
THE PHOENIX was viciously subdued by MAYBE LATER in a 4 minute master's bout.
ICE PICK was luckily beaten by THE BASILISK in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody brawl.
SUPPLY SIDE was defeated by CRIMSON WONDER in a exciting 1 minute bout.
BROOKS AND DUNN beat PEAR TREE in a 3 minute novice's bout.
RUPERT MURDOCH was defeated by APPLE TREE in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       63 -  35 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  30 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  58 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  32 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  29 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  27 -  0      31  |

Turn 496 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SNAKE CHARMER 6169         22   4  0  125 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAT UP 6172               17   7  2  109 JUST CHILLIN (699)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARRELL ISSA 6108          15  10  2   99 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176           15   9  1   66 JUST CHILLIN (699)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359            6   1  0   61 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHAT UP 6172.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ICE PICK 6335.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAYBE LATER 6176, 
MICHAEL MOORE 6410, BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, APPLE TREE 6411, BIFF STREICHER 6375, WHAT 
UP 6172, EASY BREEZE 6173, LUCIAS CLAY 6359, CRIMSON WONDER 6373, and NEON KNIGHT 
6381.

The least popular fighter this week was SNAKE CHARMER 6169.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLIND ILLUSION 6379, TAMMY 6407, BULL MARKET 6331, CAROL M. 
BRAUN 6146, SCHWARZENEGGER 6265, THE SCORPION 6117, PEAR TREE 6412, SUPPLY SIDE 6358, 
THE PHOENIX 6227, and ANTHONY SCALIA 6103.