Date   : 04/20/2005    Duedate: 05/03/2005


DM-22    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors


(22-6306) [11-8-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KISS ME (726)
(22-6306) [11-8-1,111]         (22-6448) [3-2-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NO HURRY                       ZOOIE
JUST CHILLIN (699)             THE ZOO (205)
(22-6174) [17-17-0,84]         (22-6152) [7-23-1,59]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       30
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       24      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. SHADOWKINGS (736)           24      Unchartered Team
4. KISS ME (726)               21
5. THE ZOO (205)               17      SHADOWKINGS (736)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    199  93  5 68.2   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  4 1
 2/ 0*SHADOWKINGS (736)          3   2  1 60.0   2/ 2 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     9  6 0
 3/ 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    190 156 14 54.9   3/ 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     7  8 1
 4/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)        91  78  8 53.8   4/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)        7  8 1
 5- 6*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       15  14  0 51.7   5/ 5 THE ZOO (205)             6  7 0
 6/ 7 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    389 382 25 50.5   6- 6 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      3  1 0
 7- 8 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      59  64  5 48.0   7/ 0*SHADOWKINGS (736)         3  2 1
 8-10 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      53  64  3 45.3   8- 8 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      2  2 0
 9/11 THE ZOO (205)            374 516  6 42.0   9-10*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    2  3 0
10/ 9*KISS ME (726)              8  12  1 40.0  10-11*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       1  0 0
11-12*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)     2   3  0 40.0  11/ 7 TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       1  5 0
12/13 TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       17  35  1 32.7  12/13*KISS ME (726)             0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     I am Randalf the Dark, manager of the Shadowkings and Wizard of Black Sorcery.
I am from the Realm of Shadow, an evil and foreboding place.
     Creatures of vile wickedness roam the land, rulers of their domain, only under
control by powerful magic.  I am one such ruler with many enemies. I was traveling to
other worlds, searching for powerful artifacts, when by chance I wandered to this
world.  A place of great coliseums and death.
     A pondering thought crossed my mind.  From the dungeons of my castle I could
destroy a few unwanted nemeses and watch their blood flow.  Unfortunately, they are
determined to live.  No matter, I enjoy the duels and the fear.

From the Dungeons of Randalf the Dark:

Vilentous -- A Dwarf that was caught trying to pick the pocket of Randalf and was
trapped by the wizard.

Dragar -- Cousin to Vilentous.  Dragar tried to rescue him from the dungeons, but was
ambushed by invisible wardens.

Gandor -- Friend to Dragar and Vilentous.  Caught in the tunnels of the Shadowking,

Bracus Blade -- The Barbarian warrior sold to the wizard of black sorcery from a
trader from a trader of slaves on the world of Alastari.

Landon -- A slave warrior known by the black market as a Shadeshifter, bought and
owned by Randalf the Dark.

     I am Randalf the Sorcerer.  I keep my slave warriors in the dungeon before every
arena duel, then teleport each to The Solven Coliseum.

P.S.  If I, Randalf, become angered at any warrior and I mean ANY, I might throw a
lightning bolt or two.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 255): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 512): VISIGOTH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 501): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 501): TRIMOX of OSCO INTOXICATORS (Osco, mgr.)
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 494): BERTHA of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 463): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 456): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 350): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 157): MORROLAN E'DRIEN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                             Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): PEPSI of OVERWORLD from FIREHOLD (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 255): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 512): THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 512): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 501): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 501): OSCO INTOXICATORS (Osco, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 502): VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 494): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 463): BLOOD ANGELS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 456): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): SILENT WARRIORS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 350): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 157): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
                               BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               LOWELL DARNO of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 501): PINK of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 360): DEMURRER of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             WHIPSNADE of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             DASKINOR of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, well...it's me again!!!  It is so good to get another turn at the top of
the hill.  I just have one question, what the heck is an epee?  They sent me a letter
saying I am naturally gifted with the epee but the only weapon I have ever used is a
scimitar--and what fond memories I have with that little toy.  All of that is in the
past but now I look to the future and bigger challenges to come.  If things work
right my teammate, No Hurry, will step in when I leave and if they do not go so well
then he will need to wait.  I leave you now and seek out greater glory--to my friends
I wish long life and to my enemies I wish quick death.  Gotta run, won't be around
for awhile, see you down the road--not soon but Maybe Later.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at TREE PEOPLE 2's 
guildhouse after a 1-3-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 11th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which THE ZOO managed to post 
this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  I could not but 
notice the fine record for SHADOWKINGS (3-2-1) after their first round of combat.  
May the gods of war favor you in SOLVEN!  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
SUPPLY SIDE put down ARISHTARTE, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the 
process.  The city has turned out in honor of NAME DROPPER, for with his arena 
victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, 
but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SOLVEN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in SOLVEN these days is THE REPUBLICANS.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of KELLUMBO'S KIDS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  TAX DEDUCTION take warning! 
You have more than a few enemies in SOLVEN.  At the gambling halls I have started to 
bet money on SHOUT IT OUT LOUD.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his 
challenge this turn against KIWIRA!  Truth to tell, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD did not come 
out of the fight a winner, but he managed to capture much attention, gaining 7 in 
recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that HARD LUCK WOMAN posted a challenge against the more highly recognized CHRISTINE 
GREGOIRE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand HARD LUCK WOMAN was beat by 
CHRISTINE GREGOIRE.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not 
but mention with disdain the name of SCHWARZENEGGER who this week posted a challenge 
to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I thought SCHWARZENEGGER showed 
great skill and promise when he was beat by TAX DEDUCTION.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in SOLVEN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAME DROPPER 6306            11   8  1   111       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269           13  11  1   102       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359             12   5  0    94       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY BREEZE 6173             17  17  3    86       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          17   7  0    85       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 NO HURRY 6174                17  17  0    84       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRIMSON WONDER 6373           8   3  0    64       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              8  10  0    61       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-BIFF STREICHER 6375           7   9  1    60       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          13  10  0    59       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 ZOOIE 6152                    7  23  1    59       THE ZOO (205)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRATHCHILD 6395              12  11  0    54       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-CEPACOL 6377                 10   8  1    49       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-CAIUS 6404                    6   0  0    49       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 TONY BLAIR 6334              11   5  0    48       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TAMMY 6407                    9   3  0    41       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-FREDDY BEAR 6389              9   9  0    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 ARISHTARTE 6257               8  11  1    40       THE ZOO (205)
-SUBOTAI 6387                  7   6  1    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-MARIUS 6401                   4   3  0    40       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 KIWIRA 6305                   7   7  0    37       THE ZOO (205)
 CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441       5   1  1    35       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          6   9  1    30       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-AEMILIA 6402                  4   2  0    27       LEGIO ITALICA (724)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBROE 6370                   4   5  0    24       THE ZOO (205)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448          3   2  0    23       KISS ME (726)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             4   0  1    21       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 KOFI ANNAN 6494               2   0  1    16       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 CALIF OAK 6450                2   1  0    16       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-DESTINED TO DIE 6383          3   2  0    15       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 OHIO '04 6428                 3   5  0    14       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   4  1    14       KISS ME (726)
-FRANZ JOSEF 6471              1   0  0    13       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 LANDON 6492                   1   0  0    13       SHADOWKINGS (736)
-RIP-A-DIP 6384                3   1  0    11       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 FOREVER 6422                  3   2  0    11       KISS ME (726)
 ELEANORTH 6470                1   0  0    10       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SKOME TREE 6467               1   2  0     9       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 DRAGAR 6489                   1   0  1     6       SHADOWKINGS (736)
-DETROIT ROCK CITY 6423        1   1  0     4       KISS ME (726)
-SLIM JIM 6440                 0   4  0     4       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 GANDOR 6490                   1   0  0     3       SHADOWKINGS (736)
 SNOWBALL 6477                 0   3  0     3       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 KOJO ANNAN 6493               0   2  0     2       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 VILENTOUS 6488                0   1  0     1       SHADOWKINGS (736)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BENON SEVAN 6500       0  1 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   DRAGAR 6489           506         
DEAN LOGAN 6449        0  3 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   FROZEN FANNY 6469     504         
BRACUS BLADE 6491      0  1 0 SHADOWKINGS 736       KOFI ANNAN 6494       506         
APPLE TREE 6411        3  4 0 TREE PEOPLE 2 718     KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 506 NONE    
PEAR TREE 6412         3  3 0 TREE PEOPLE 2 718     BANDIT PRINCE 408     506 NONE    
ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280    3 12 0 THE ZOO 205           NAME DROPPER 6306     504         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zebroe -- Nothing personal you say?  Should have told Damion that a week ago before
he filled my dance card with the name "Shewish Giant". -- Ghost of Kevin Kennedy

Arishtarte -- You are starting to annoy me. -- Tony Blair

All right--complete makeover.  Let's go after an international conspiracy this time,
none of that local stuff that nobody knows/cares about.  Kofi, Kojo Benon--show them
what you've got. -- Damion

Clint Eastwood -- You had a nasty clint in your eye, so I figured I'd get out of that
fight as quickly as I could. -- Zooie

     A mild boric acid solution might help. -- Ed.

Tony Blair -- Don't you wonder, sometimes, what they think they're DOING in the
Infirmary?  I don't know why they wanted to amputate your left leg, since I never
touched it.  Hmm, maybe that was why?  Whatever, I'm glad you did NOT die. --

Skome Tree?  That's a new one on me.  Where do you grow? -- Kiwira

Brooks and Dunn -- There are TWO of you?  You ganged up on me! -- Zebroe
P.S.  So how come you're not a Conspiracy?

Kellumbo -- How thriving is an arena if my departure sends it into a decline? --

P.S.  I just hate being nagged about the way I play.
P.P.S.  As for me coming back, Sandy made me do it!

I am Randalf the Dark, Team Manager of the Shadowkings.  I seek alliances.  For those
that dare.  Send diplo.  For the Shadows of Sorcery will share secrets. -- Randalf
the Wizard

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     P.O. Box 250
     Draper, UT  84070
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

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
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
     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
     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
     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:
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
     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
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
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!

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

WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 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:

     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.**
     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.*
     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.**
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     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,
*  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

APPLE TREE was butchered by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEAR TREE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SCHWARZENEGGER was overcome by TAX DEDUCTION in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
TAMMY was viciously subdued by ZOOIE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
SUPPLY SIDE overpowered ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HARD LUCK WOMAN was viciously subdued by CHRISTINE GREGOIRE in a 2 minute fight.
OHIO '04 was overpowered by ZEBROE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD was overpowered by KIWIRA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
FOREVER was viciously subdued by BROOKS AND DUNN in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
MAYBE LATER was overpowered by NAME DROPPER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
EASY BREEZE overpowered CLINT EASTWOOD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NO HURRY was luckily beaten by LUCIAS CLAY in a 1 minute master's competition.
TONY BLAIR outwaited THE HONEST MERCHANT in a tiresome 16 minute battle.
CALIF OAK devastated SNOWBALL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KOFI ANNAN viciously butchered BRACUS BLADE in a 1 minute gory beginner's fight.
SKOME TREE was bested by FROZEN FANNY in a exciting 2 minute bloody beginner's duel.
KOJO ANNAN was viciously subdued by GANDOR in a tiresome 12 minute novice's brawl.
ELEANORTH overpowered VILENTOUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LANDON overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DRAGAR delivered the death blow upon BENON SEVAN in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  21 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  27 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  45 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  3      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  43 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  19 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 506 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       2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NAME DROPPER 6306          11   8  1  111 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
WALL OF STEEL    TAX DEDUCTION 6269         13  11  1  102 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359           12   5  0   94 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      SCHWARZENEGGER 6265        17   7  0   85 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NO HURRY 6174.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZOOIE 6152.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, 

The least popular fighter this week was TONY BLAIR 6334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GANDOR 6490, KOJO ANNAN 6493, VILENTOUS 6488, SKOME TREE 6467, BRACUS 
BLADE 6491, SNOWBALL 6477, FOREVER 6422, OHIO '04 6428, PEAR TREE 6412, and APPLE 
TREE 6411.

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