DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/29/2004    Duedate: 12/11/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCARLET
SCARLET BLADES (328)
(25-3928) [19-13-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCARLET                        MARCUS ALLEN
SCARLET BLADES (328)           WE ARE SC (472)
(25-3928) [19-13-2,102]        (25-5052) [5-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WE LIKE THE MOON               WE LIKE THE MOON
SPONGMONKEYS (467)             SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-5013) [12-7-2,69]          (25-5013) [12-7-2,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WE ARE SC (472)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)     46
2. THUNDERCATS (351)           35      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. SCARLET BLADES (328)        35      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      17
5. ERRATA (323)                12      FOOD CHAIN (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FOOD CHAIN (394)           2   0  0  100   1/ 1*WE ARE SC (472)           8  7 0
 2/ 4 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        15   8  3 65.2   2/ 4 THUNDERCATS (351)         7  2 0
 3/ 3*WE ARE SC (472)           23  13  1 63.9   3/ 5 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)   7  3 0
 4- 6 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      91  55  2 62.3   4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 5/ 7*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       11  10  1 52.4   5/ 7 SCARLET BLADES (328)      5  7 0
 6/ 9 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)  116 109  5 51.6   6/ 8 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        3  0 1
 7/ 8 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   117 112  4 51.1   7/11 MADTOWN (358)             3  5 0
 8/ 0*HAMMER (474)               1   1  0 50.0   8/ 2 ERRATA (323)              3 12 0
 9/10 MADTOWN (358)             18  20  1 47.4   9/13*FOOD CHAIN (394)          2  0 0
10/11 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     23  26  3 46.9  10/14 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     2  0 0
11/ 0 THE NATURALS (259)       111 136  7 44.9  11/10*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       2  4 0
12/13 SCARLET BLADES (328)     137 174 11 44.1  12/ 0*HAMMER (474)              1  1 0
13/14 THUNDERCATS (351)         50  64  7 43.9  13- 6 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      1  2 0
14/12 ERRATA (323)              93 120  5 43.7  14/ 0 THE NATURALS (259)        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

     It was just past three a.m. when Azereth met Draco on the outskirts of
Lyratilan.  For months, Draco had been pleading with Azereth to release him from his
contract.  Yet Azereth has always refused to allow his mighty Vampire warrior Draco
to leave his service.
     Draco hurriedly told Azereth about his new plan, his new "offer" of a reason for
Azereth to release him.  The plan was simple.  Draco would create a new vampire to
replace him, and thus Azereth would then be able to let him go.
     Azereth agreed to the plan, but with one stipulation.  If the warrior Draco
turned into a Vampire did not do well in the arena, then Draco must return and
continue with his service.
     Draco spent the next week searching for a new warrior to convert into a vampire.
It was in the city of Ardivent that the warrior was found.  A slave, she had nothing
to lose.  The offer of freedom and the powers of a vampire were accepted before Draco
could finish speaking the terms of the deal.
     So it was that "Alexis" spent a night filled with terror, lust, wonder and power
as she was converted.  Draco spent the next few days teaching Alexis all she needed
to know to survive as a Vampire.  She was then taken to Lyratilan and presented to
Azereth--who approved greatly--and so Draco was free to seek his own adventures in
the world.

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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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  A stormcloud is brewing over the CHAUCERS WORDS guildhouse.  Rumor 
says any more weeks like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming 
up with a solid 1-2-0 outing, MADTOWN has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  OSCO 
INTOXICATORS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 5th place to 3rd 
place.  Hey everybody, watch out for BELTRAN FOSS, who flew up 18 points in the 
rankings after mashing JERI COE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  JERI COE was overcame by BELTRAN 
FOSS and drops 13 points.  Well, everybody's pal SCARLET moved hers record to 19-13-2 
by defeating PEROXIDE in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 22 recognition 
points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid ERRATA, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does LYRATILAN really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THUNDERCATS' act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from ERRATA.  Well just about everybody 
wants a piece of BAYLEFYRE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LYRATILAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 3928                 19  13  2   102       SCARLET BLADES (328)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIMOX 4123                   9   1  0    93       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEROXIDE 2926                13  10  2    81       THE NATURALS (259)
 JAGA 3638                    10  13  0    80       THUNDERCATS (351)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             16  26  0    74       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013        12   7  2    69       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 SABATOGE 3724                 8   3  0    68       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAYLEFYRE 4373                6   2  0    66       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              13   8  0    55       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 PANTHRO 3641                 11  12  2    53       THUNDERCATS (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENGAUL 3815                  7   5  1    52       THUNDERCATS (351)
-HONOUR 5002                  10  12  0    50       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 K-DUR 4141                    7   2  0    49       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 DEATHBRINGER 3728             3   8  0    49       MADTOWN (358)
 PENDANT 3721                  6  13  1    40       THUNDERCATS (351)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028              4   0  1    39       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 PILL 4203                     3   1  0    39       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-SEWERBEAST 4265               5   4  1    34       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS ALLEN 5052             5   2  0    33       WE ARE SC (472)
 TERRY DONAHUE 5049            5   2  1    31       WE ARE SC (472)
-SLACKER 4884                  4   2  0    31       THE NATURALS (259)
 RED FALCON 4173               2   1  0    31       SCARLET BLADES (328)
 GOLDEN DOMER 5050             4   2  0    28       WE ARE SC (472)
 JOHN ROBINSON 5048            4   3  0    26       WE ARE SC (472)
 FOX 4077                      2   0  0    26       FOOD CHAIN (394)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             2   5  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CUTTER 3726                   6   6  1    25       MADTOWN (358)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              5   9  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817          3   9  0    22       THE NATURALS (259)
 ADVIL 5070                    1   1  0    19       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 JERI COE 5027                 2   2  0    18       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 SCUM DEVIL 5051               5   2  0    17       WE ARE SC (472)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              4   5  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 FOOL? 4022                    1   3  0    17       ERRATA (323)
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 PAM PURRS 5078                1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
-LITE SLEEPER 4965             1   0  0    13       THE NATURALS (259)
 SPARK 4015                    2   4  0    10       ERRATA (323)
 BLANK 4133                    2   2  1     9       ERRATA (323)
-AVOR 4332                     1   4  0     7       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
 BELINDA 5073                  1   1  0     6       SCARLET BLADES (328)
 RAELVIN 5080                  1   0  0     6       THUNDERCATS (351)
-JIVE 4391                     1   0  0     6       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
 PEPTO 5077                    1   0  0     5       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 WHET 5060                     1   0  0     5       HAMMER (474)
 MENTAL 5075                   0   1  0     1       ERRATA (323)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 STOMP 5063                    0   1  0     1       HAMMER (474)
 HERB PEAS 5079                0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 CRAZED 5076                   0   1  0     1       ERRATA (323)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SKIN 3653              6 14 0 ERRATA 323            WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 491         
TITLE 19 4204          1  1 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 BLANK 4133            489         
KONNER 5074            0  2 0 SCARLET BLADES 328    F'LYARR 355           492 NONE    
CHEETARA 3640          7 14 0 THUNDERCATS 351       RICK O'SHEA 5028      489         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To All Lyratilan Managers -- Turn number 500 will soon be upon us.  So let us contact
as many inactive managers we know of.  Let us invite them to come active and make
turn 500 a grand turn indeed! -- Azereth, mgr. of Scarlet Blades

Velond Wok -- Methinks I will try to bring death elsewhere.  Are you sure your real
name is not "Lossbringer?" -- Deathbringer

Where is Ultraist?  This arena lacks his usual stench. -- Carnage, returning manager
of Madtown and newest member of the sewing circle

To all managers -- I, Azereth, do hereby declare that I have joined the alliance
known as "The Company of Brothers" (T.C.B.).  Let it be known that all my teams in
all arenas are now under the T.C.B. banners.  For those who don't know, my team here
in Lyratilan is "Scarlet Blades."

     I've got you on my list.  Who else is a member of your alliance? -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists

Bron Chollu -- I challenged you this turn to try out a new weapon.  So if I lost,
well, you know the new weapon didn't work and you'll be the Duelmaster.  But if I
won, well, thanks for letting me try out my new weapon on you! -- Scarlet, Duelmaster
of Lyratilan

Azereth of Dark Blades -- Where is your alliance?  You are all alone in an arena with
those who still have a score to settle with you. -- Balzar, grudge-holding manager of
Thundercats

All -- Try to kill me.  You can't. -- Pendant

Rick O'Shea -- I will be avenged. -- Ghost of Cheetara

Honour -- Your chances of winning the fight increase by a factor of ten if you hit
your opponent! -- Jaga

Sabotage -- What is your problem? -- Panthro

Golden Domer of We are Screaming Children -- Kinda short to be a storm trooper. --
Bengaul

All -- I am Balzar, manager of the Thundercats.  I am back from a long journey to
reign supreme in Lyratilan...or at least do well.  I look forward to meeting some of
you and sending your warriors to their makers.  Of course when I say I will send them
to their makers, I mean my warriors.  I don't actually fight. I've got a trick knee.
-- Balzar, loud and proud manager of Thundercats

Rick O'Shea -- You killed my mother.  Prepare to die. -- Raelvin

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

KONNER was viciously butchered by F'LYARR in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
FOOL? was savagely defeated by WE LIKE THE MOON in a 2 minute Bloodfeud melee.
JAGA devastated BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEATHBRINGER was demolished by BAYLEFYRE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SPARK was vanquished by FOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BELINDA was overpowered by GOLDEN DOMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLANK was overpowered by MARCUS ALLEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
RED FALCON won victory over CALLI GEIER in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
SCARLET vanquished PEROXIDE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TRIMOX overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SABATOGE savagely defeated PANTHRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's match.
PENDANT unbelievably bested CUTTER in a 2 minute brutal battle.
BENGAUL devastated TERRY DONAHUE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VELOND WOK overcame PILL in a crowd pleasing 6 minute expert vs. novice fight.
K-DUR vanquished JOHN ROBINSON in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
JERI COE was unbelievably bested by BELTRAN FOSS in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
QUIA SALIAN was overpowered by ADVIL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SCUM DEVIL luckily beat FRATSFAN NOBLE in a tiresome 11 minute gory bout.
STOMP was overcome by RAELVIN in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
WHET beat CRAZED in a 1 minute brutal beginner's fight.
MENTAL was beaten by PEPTO in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fray.
PAM PURRS devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HERB PEAS was defeated by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   7 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  21 -  3      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 492 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SCARLET 3928               19  13  2  102 SCARLET BLADES (328)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIMOX 4123                 9   1  0   93 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PEROXIDE 2926              13  10  2   81 THE NATURALS (259)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            13   8  0   55 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WE LIKE THE MOON 5013.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was WE LIKE THE MOON 5013.  The ten other most popular fighters were PILL 
4203, SABATOGE 3724, JERI COE 5027, MARCUS ALLEN 5052, RED FALCON 4173, PANTHRO 3641, 
CUTTER 3726, MENTAL 5075, JAGA 3638, and TRIMOX 4123.

The least popular fighter this week was SCUM DEVIL 5051.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HERB PEAS 5079, CRAZED 5076, QUIA SALIAN 5032, JOHN ROBINSON 5048, 
TERRY DONAHUE 5049, PEROXIDE 2926, BELINDA 5073, SPARK 4015, DEATHBRINGER 3728, and 
BRON CHOLLU 4988.