Date   : 12/15/2004    Duedate: 12/28/2004


DM-22    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors


(22-6379) [14-7-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHAT UP                        LITTLE BRANCH
JUST CHILLIN (699)             TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
(22-6172) [18-7-3,125]         (22-6337) [2-4-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHAT UP                        BIFF STREICHER
JUST CHILLIN (699)             MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
(22-6172) [18-7-3,125]         (22-6375) [5-7-1,43]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CONSPIRACY INC. (100)       48
2. JUST CHILLIN (699)          30      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE DEMOCRATS (202)         25      Unchartered Team
4. MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)        23
5. TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)         10      TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    175  74  4 70.3   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    12  3 0
 2/ 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)     80  55  1 59.3   2/ 2 THE POISON CLAN (692)    10  5 0
 3/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        70  54  6 56.5   3/ 7 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     9  5 1
 4/ 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    168 135 12 55.4   4/ 3 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      7  8 0
 5/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    366 360 24 50.4   5/ 5 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       6  8 1
 6/ 7 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      164 167 12 49.5   6/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        6  9 1
 7/ 8 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      51  53  5 49.0   7/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     4 11 0
 8- 9*LEGIO ITALICA (724)        9  11  0 45.0   8- 8*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       2  3 0
 9/ 0 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      47  59  3 44.3   9/11*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       2  4 0
10/11*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)        8  18  1 30.8  10/ 0 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      0  1 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===---

DM 8 ARKERS (turn 251): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
DM 11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
DM 14 TOBIR (turn 503): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
DM 22 SOLVEN (turn 496): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
DM 24 ZORPUNT (turn 492): GORTHAUR of FACES OF DOOM (Mad Max, mgr.)
DM 25 LYRATILAN (turn 492): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
DM 26 CALEAM (turn 493): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
DM 30 IAYE (turn 485): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
DM 40 ZENSU (turn 454): JIMMY CRICKET of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
DM 46 ARDIVENT (turn 441): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
DM 52 FRATSFA (turn 198): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 60 ARADI (turn 352): TOSSED SALAD of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
DM 63 AMEN-TEI (turn 341): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
DM 71 KYR'TERR (turn 153): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
                           (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
DM 8 ARKERS (turn 251): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
DM 11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
DM 14 TOBIR (turn 503): FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
DM 22 SOLVEN (turn 496): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
DM 24 ZORPUNT (turn 492): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
DM 25 LYRATILAN (turn 492): WE ARE SC (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 26 CALEAM (turn 493): SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
DM 30 IAYE (turn 485): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
DM 40 ZENSU (turn 454): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
DM 41 KATI-TEI (turn 447): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
DM 46 ARDIVENT (turn 441): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
DM 52 FRATSFA (turn 198): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 60 ARADI (turn 352): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
DM 63 AMEN-TEI (turn 341): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
DM 71 KYR'TERR (turn 153): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 389): NATURE'S FORCE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates
DM 11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
                             NILA SUNDANCER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                             SALENA WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
                 (turn 502): TATIANA SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
DM 26 CALEAM (turn 493): SPLINTER of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
DM 46 ARDIVENT (turn 440): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     No, no, no!  The star goes on top of the tree, Tammy!  Jeesh...good help is hard
to find.  Happy holidays, all.  Your beloved Duelmaster Snake Charmer here once
again.  Blind Illussion came ready for the challenge, but it was to no avail.  Just a
few greatsword hits up side the head put his notions of an upset to rest.  Seeing as
we are closing in on the holidays, I thought I'd share with you all my little list of
holiday wishes for many of you.  Let's see who's been naughty, and who's been nice,
shall we?

For Bookie -- A brand new hippie shirt.  I am sure he would love it.  Oh, and a new
pair of cut off jean shorts.

For Master Tazo -- A storage chest to put up some of The Toad's armor so that he can
win a scumfest sometime soon.  Oh, not to mention a Duelmaster for you.  It has been
almost a year now, and still looking for your first.  Hopefully as soon as I
graduate, you can get one.

For Mr. Freeze -- Dang, man!  Get a little warmth in your life.  A nice big cuddly
green and gold blanket full of warm memories.

For Conspiracy Inc. -- Great faves on both of those WS's you have running around.
You sure have been nursing them through the arena.  Hopefully they get just what you
wanted out of them.

For Judge -- The best gift you could ever want.  One free downchallenge of Kellumbo's
Kids without a single word from us.  Most managers talk the talk on downchallenging,
but you really walk the walk.  You say you won't do it, and you never have here.
Well, for this season, we think you deserve a free pass on one shot of your choice.
Enjoy, because after that one, if it happens again we'll never let you forget about
it.  Happy holidays, big guy.  Having you in the arena has made it all the better.

For Al Gore -- Enough wins to get that team back above 50%.  I know it must be
killing you.  Let's hope the spirit of the season sends you not one, but two back to
back 5-0 turns to start the year off right.

For Medieval Chaos -- All the joy and happiness that playing in the best arena in the
lands can bring.  We at Kellumbo's Kids hope you stick around for a long time.

For Legio Italica -- How about an endurance potion for those lungers of yours.  Yeah,
I bet they would love that!

For Tree People 2 -- Dang, son, if anyone needs a 5-0 turn it's you.  Hope it comes
your way.

And lastly, for Leeta -- Peace of mind and happiness.  Hope you find your way back to
the arena soon.  We miss you.

Happy holidays, all.  Fellow managers of Solven, you are the greatest. -- Snake

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SOLVEN.  The guys at CONSPIRACY INC. like 
really pulled together to get a 5-0-1 this turn, moving up by 4.  MVP award for 
DARRELL ISSA?  CONSPIRACY INC.'s proud of him after beating THE TOAD and getting 17 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  THE TOAD got smashed by DARRELL ISSA, and 
lost 16 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  
BLIND ILLUSION knows this.  He was Bloodfeuded by the Duelmaster.  Was that a tear I 
saw in BLIND ILLUSION's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't SNAKE 
CHARMER fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine 
hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  CONSPIRACY INC. was the most avoided team.  Is a 
168-135-12 record really that scary?  I don't know what THE DEMOCRATS' been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from CONSPIRACY INC., that's fer 
sher.  Like, is BLIND ILLUSION popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of SOLVEN!  He's got a 14-7-1, is that good?  LUCIAS CLAY is being unfair.  He's 
challenged down 20 against TAX DEDUCTION.  I don't know why they let this stuff go 
on.  (I'd better shut up) LUCIAS CLAY beat TAX DEDUCTION.  No surprise about that.  
Really I'm not surprised LUCIAS CLAY would do such a scummy thing, either.  
SCHWARZENEGGER must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged CEPACOL.  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought SCHWARZENEGGER showed great skill and promise when he defeated CEPACOL.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SOLVEN ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  How cruel!  THE DEMOCRATS heartlessly sent hers to CAROL M. 
BRAUN certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 8-18-0 bad or something?  Pinch me, I 
must be dreaming!!!  JOHN O'NEILL returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" 
at his CONSPIRACY INC. teammates...  It was kind of sad, seeing old NEON KNIGHT 
stumbling around the arena, before WHAT UP finished him off.  Oh well!  It was so 
gross when WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN killed NEON KNIGHT.  They should start making 
warriors use safer weapons, or more shields, or something...  Fight, fight, fight.  
Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIND ILLUSION 6379          14   7  1   108       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT UP 6172                 18   7  3   125       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 DARRELL ISSA 6108            16  10  2   116       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ROE V WADE 6226              12   7  0    96       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           22   5  0    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TOAD 6121                20   7  0    88       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          19   8  0    87       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 THE LOTUS 6208               12  10  0    76       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 NO HURRY 6174                13  12  0    75       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE SCORPION 6117            15  12  0    71       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 MAYBE LATER 6176             16   9  1    70       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             6   4  0    67       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY BREEZE 6173             12  13  2    64       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359              7   1  0    63       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          12   3  0    61       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PHOENIX 6227             12   8  0    56       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 CEPACOL 6377                  7   7  1    49       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             3   3  1    47       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 ICE PICK 6335                 7   3  0    46       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE BASILISK 6307             7   4  0    46       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            6   9  1    43       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BIFF STREICHER 6375           5   7  1    43       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-WRATHCHILD 6395              10  10  0    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 CRIMSON WONDER 6373           6   2  0    40       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-CHARLES RANGEL 6229           7  10  1    38       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 FREDDY BEAR 6389              9   6  0    37       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286           8   6  0    36       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUBOTAI 6387                  6   5  1    33       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-AEMILIA 6402                  3   1  0    33       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 JOHN O'NEILL 6362             2   5  2    33       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAIUS 6404                    4   0  0    28       LEGIO ITALICA (724)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY BLAIR 6334               5   2  0    23       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TAMMY 6407                    3   0  0    19       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              3   6  0    17       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 LITTLE BRANCH 6337            2   4  0    16       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          3   3  0    12       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 RUPERT MURDOCH 6409           1   1  0    12       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-BIG TREE 6338                 2   3  1    11       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-RIP-A-DIP 6384                2   1  0     7       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-MARIUS 6401                   1   3  0     6       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
-JUSTUS 6403                   1   3  0     6       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 APPLE TREE 6411               1   1  0     6       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 MICHAEL MOORE 6410            1   2  0     5       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-DESTINED TO DIE 6383          1   2  0     5       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 CHERRY PITS 6368              0   3  0     3       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-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?
SPYMASTER 405          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JOHN O'NEILL 6362     497 NONE    
CAROL M. BRAUN 6146    8 19 0 THE DEMOCRATS 202     MOUNTAIN TROLL 401    497 NONE    
JESSICA 6287          10  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   BLIND ILLUSION 6379   494 REVENGED
NEON KNIGHT 6381      10 11 0 MEDIEVAL CHAOS 722    WHAT UP 6172          497         
POWELL 6418            0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   SHAPESHIFTER 402      497 NONE    
BULL MARKET 6331       3  6 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   JOHN EDWARDS 6399     496         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- I got ya twice this turn.  Feels good.  Maybe I can make a habit of it. --
Al Gore

Aemilia -- Bah!  You still suck! -- Al Gore

Easy Breeze -- Change your name.  You aren't as easy as your name implies. -- Al Gore

C'mon people!  Stop taking turns off!  We need every fighter to step up.  Hate seeing
so many good teams to inactive. -- Al Gore

My name is Elderberry.  I have been in this arena for over a year now.  Sorry I
missed the last turn--holiday.  So Happy Holidays to all. -- Elderberry

Jeesh!  What happened last turn?  Did the mail boy get ambushed on his way to the
printing press? -- Kellumbo

Blind Illusion -- Well now.  Looks like you were prepared for me and still came up on
the short end of the stick.  Don't sweat it though, only one more turn to go after
this one. -- Snake Charmer

Neon Knight -- Dang!  That was the strat that Guardian and I had been practicing all
week too!  Maybe next time. -- Name Dropper

Cepacol -- And what, pray tell, is a Cepacol? -- Schwarzenegger

Cherry Pits -- Yeah, the pits aren't very good.  I much prefer the sweet, chewy
cherry part. -- Tammy

Easy Breeze -- Well I'll be a three legged jack rabbit!  That was a good fight there
son.  Let's try that again real soon! -- Lucias Clay

Detective Kellumbo -- I have this feeling creeping up on me that Ilsa She-Wolf has a
story to enact.  If you would care to send me a clue or two regarding how you see
her, or would like to see her, portrayed, I'd appreciate it. -- the Scribe,

John Edwards and Al Gore -- Perhaps we should be thanking you for killing Bull
Market, as he was certainly failing to perform up to standard.  Unfortunately, we
don't quite see it that way.  Prepare for four turns of bleeding. -- Judge, mgr. of
The Republicans

C. Braun -- Nice try.  Go back to your liberal friends in Michigan. -- Clint Eastwood

Pear Tree -- You have too many carbs--it slowed you down. -- Brooks & Dunn

C'mon people!  Somebody knock Snake Charmer off.  I would if I had a decent warrior.
-- Al Gore
P.S.  Congrats, Snake Charmer, on being DM.

The Scorpion -- Ha!  Got ya back.  Now everything is right in the world. -- Al Gore

Clint Eastwood -- Some tuff guy you are.  Can't even do me the favor of killing off
CMB.  Now I have to waste a DA. -- Al Gore

Tax Deduction -- Nice comeback. -- Al Gore

Tony Blair -- Bah!  Stupid tea drinkers. -- Al Gore

Judge -- Bring on the bloodfeud.  I will honor our old deal--no avoids--in this
situation like all the others.  Also, what's with all the rednecks fighting for you?
-- Al Gore

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

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

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning

14 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Found T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAROL M. BRAUN was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
JOHN O'NEILL butchered SPYMASTER in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
POWELL was easily killed by SHAPESHIFTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SNAKE CHARMER slimly lost to BLIND ILLUSION in a 21 minute Bloodfeud Title brawl.
CLINT EASTWOOD was subdued by JOHN EDWARDS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
DARRELL ISSA vanquished THE TOAD in a tiresome 7 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LUCIAS CLAY viciously subdued TAX DEDUCTION in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
SCHWARZENEGGER viciously subdued CEPACOL in a 8 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
LITTLE BRANCH slimly won victory over MICHAEL MOORE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RUPERT MURDOCH vanquished CHERRY PITS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WHAT UP assassinated NEON KNIGHT in a 1 minute uneven match.
NO HURRY was overpowered by ROE V WADE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
NAME DROPPER slimly lost to THE LOTUS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal conflict.
ANTHONY SCALIA narrowly defeated EASY BREEZE in a 2 minute bloody veteran's brawl.
THE SCORPION handily defeated FREDDY BEAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MAYBE LATER savagely defeated THE BASILISK in a action packed 3 minute struggle.
THE PHOENIX luckily beat BIFF STREICHER in a crowd pleasing 8 minute bloody brawl.
ICE PICK overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
CRIMSON WONDER overpowered SUPPLY SIDE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
BROOKS AND DUNN slimly lost to TAMMY in a popular 9 minute contest.
TONY BLAIR outlasted APPLE TREE in a monotonous 7 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       65 -  34 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  28 -  4      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  32 -  2      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  58 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  25 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  27 -  1      29  |

Turn 497 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BLIND ILLUSION 6379        14   7  1  108 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAT UP 6172               18   7  3  125 JUST CHILLIN (699)
WALL OF STEEL    DARRELL ISSA 6108          16  10  2  116 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176           16   9  1   70 JUST CHILLIN (699)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359            7   1  0   63 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRIMSON WONDER 6373         6   2  0   40 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
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 BIFF STREICHER 6375.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAME DROPPER 6306, 

The least popular fighter this week was SNAKE CHARMER 6169.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLIND ILLUSION 6379, THE TOAD 6121, TONY BLAIR 6334, TAMMY 
KNIGHT 6381, and CHERRY PITS 6368.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WHAT UP (22-6172) JUST CHILLIN (699)