Date   : 12/13/2004    Duedate: 12/25/2004


DM-25    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-3928) [20-13-2,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCARLET                        WHET
SCARLET BLADES (328)           HAMMER (474)
(25-3928) [20-13-2,110]        (25-5060) [2-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPONGMONKEYS (467)             FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
(25-5013) [13-7-2,71]          (25-5078) [1-1-0,12]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (323)                39
2. MADTOWN (358)               39      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. HAMMER (474)                18      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      15
5. SCARLET BLADES (328)        10      HAMMER (474)

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/ 2 THUNDERCATS (351)         9  5 0
 2/ 2 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        16   8  3 66.7   2/ 5 SCARLET BLADES (328)      7  4 0
 3- 3*WE ARE SC (472)           23  13  1 63.9   3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 4- 4 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      91  55  2 62.3   4- 1*WE ARE SC (472)           6  4 0
 5/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   120 114  4 51.3   5/ 7 MADTOWN (358)             5  6 1
 6/ 6 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)  116 114  5 50.4   6/ 3 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)   4  6 0
 7/ 8*HAMMER (474)               2   2  0 50.0   7/ 6 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        3  0 1
 8/ 9 MADTOWN (358)             21  22  2 48.8   8/10 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     3  0 0
 9/10 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     24  26  3 48.0   9/ 8 ERRATA (323)              3 12 1
10/ 5*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       11  12  1 47.8  10- 9*FOOD CHAIN (394)          2  0 0
11-11 THE NATURALS (259)       111 136  7 44.9  11/12*HAMMER (474)              2  2 0
12/12 SCARLET BLADES (328)     139 175 11 44.3  12/11*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       2  6 0
13/14 ERRATA (323)              96 122  6 44.0  13-14 THE NATURALS (259)        0  1 0
14/13 THUNDERCATS (351)         52  67  7 43.7  14-13 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      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

teamspot 25

     "Five years is a long time.  You really think we can convince 
him to go back?" Panthro asked Jaga and Cheetara.
     "He hasn't been the same lately; I think he missed it," boldly 
stated Cheetara
     "Misses it?  Do you remember why we left in the first place?" 
snorted Jaga.
     "He couldn't handle it anymore.  He thought he could deal with 
the loss, but it boiled inside him until it exploded.  Then we left, 
never to return.  'Never to return.'  Those were his exact words.  We 
three are all that is left from the original five.  He couldn't handle it if 
he lost any of us.  So don't try telling me that we can convince him 
to return.  This discussion is over," commanded Jaga.
     "Don't you want to to..." asked Panthro.  Before Panthro was 
able to continue, Jaga cut him off sharply.
     "It doesn't matter what I want or what you want.  Can you 
manage a team?"
     Panthro gave up.  "No."
     "How about you?"  Jaga pointed at Cheetara.
     "No."  Cheetara put her head down.  Panthro eyed Jaga with 
defiance then sprang out of his chair and over the table at him.  A 
lightning quick flick of Jaga's wrist sent Panthro sailing into the wall 
behind him.  Panthro gingerly got to his feet, aided by Cheetara.
     "You've continued your training I see," stated Panthro with an 
air of obviousness.
     "Of course."  Jaga didn't see anything wrong with that.
     "I don't know."
     "Yes you do.  I just want to hear you say it."
     "What do you want to hear me say?  That I miss the arena like 
I am missing a limb?  I dream of the sands every night?  The 
cheers of the crowd are constant?  It physcially hurts to no longer 
experience the sweet taste of victory?  Is that what you want to 
hear?  Well is it?"
     "Is it the truth?"
     Jaga sighed.  He lacked the energy to continue the verbal spar.  
"Yes.  Every word."
     "Good, because it wasn't me who wanted to hear it."  Panthro 
pointed behind Jaga.  Jaga spun around to find Balzar standing 
right behind him.  Jaga immediately knelt down in a show of 
     "Forgive me my Lord.  I had no knowledge that you were behind 
me.  I apologize for my errant words. I will begin my punishment for 
speaking of Lyratilan."  Jaga rose to his feet, eyes glued to the 
     "I don't think that will be necessary," Balzar said as he calmed 
Jaga with a hand on his shoulder.
     Jaga looked up, confused.
     Pendant and Bengaul entered the room behind Balzar.  "I just 
had the most interesting converstaion with Pen and Ben.  It 
appears that everyone wants to go back to the arena.  I told them 
that it had to be unanimous.  I told them you would not go, but it 
appears that is not true."
     Jaga looked behind Balzar at Pendant and Bengaul.  They both 
nodded their approval.  Jaga gazed around the room finally realizing 
that the secret meeting called by Panthro and Cheetara was for his 
     "Isn't there something you should be doing Jaga?"
     "Punishment, I almost forgot my Lord."
     "No.  How about packing.  We leave at first light tomorrow," 
announced Balzar.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LYRATILAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team WE ARE SC was 
unseated this week as THUNDERCATS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 2-3-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week SCARLET BLADES went 2-1-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  SABATOGE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, WHET put down ADVIL, causing him to lose 14 
points of recognition in the process.  This time out TRIMOX made his bid for the 
throne as he challenged SCARLET in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  Although TRIMOX made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious SCARLET.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LYRATILAN.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in LYRATILAN 
these days is THUNDERCATS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding THUNDERCATS.  Indeed it was ERRATA.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
BAYLEFYRE.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LYRATILAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 3928                 20  13  2   110       SCARLET BLADES (328)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIMOX 4123                   9   2  0    93       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             17  26  0    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SABATOGE 3724                 9   3  0    85       MADTOWN (358)
-PEROXIDE 2926                13  10  2    81       THE NATURALS (259)
 BAYLEFYRE 4373                7   2  0    74       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013        13   7  2    71       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 JAGA 3638                    10  14  0    67       THUNDERCATS (351)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENGAUL 3815                  8   5  1    64       THUNDERCATS (351)
 VELOND WOK 5006              14   8  0    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANTHRO 3641                 11  13  2    54       THUNDERCATS (351)
 DEATHBRINGER 3728             4   8  0    54       MADTOWN (358)
-HONOUR 5002                  10  12  0    50       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 K-DUR 4141                    7   3  0    41       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 PENDANT 3721                  6  14  1    40       THUNDERCATS (351)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028              4   0  1    39       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 PILL 4203                     3   2  0    37       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-SEWERBEAST 4265               5   4  1    34       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED FALCON 4173               3   1  0    34       SCARLET BLADES (328)

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)
-GOLDEN DOMER 5050             4   2  0    28       WE ARE SC (472)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              6   9  0    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CUTTER 3726                   6   7  1    26       MADTOWN (358)
-JOHN ROBINSON 5048            4   3  0    26       WE ARE SC (472)
-FOX 4077                      2   0  0    26       FOOD CHAIN (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817          3   9  0    22       THE NATURALS (259)
 FOOL? 4022                    2   3  0    22       ERRATA (323)
 WHET 5060                     2   0  0    22       HAMMER (474)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             2   6  0    22       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SPARK 4015                    3   4  0    19       ERRATA (323)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              4   6  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-JERI COE 5027                 2   2  0    18       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
-SCUM DEVIL 5051               5   2  0    17       WE ARE SC (472)
 MENTAL 5075                   1   1  1    16       ERRATA (323)
 THEODORIC 5081                1   0  1    15       MADTOWN (358)
-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)
-LITE SLEEPER 4965             1   0  0    13       THE NATURALS (259)
 PAM PURRS 5078                1   1  0    12       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 BLANK 4133                    2   3  1    10       ERRATA (323)
 RAELVIN 5080                  2   0  0    10       THUNDERCATS (351)
 CRAZED 5076                   0   2  0    10       ERRATA (323)
-AVOR 4332                     1   4  0     7       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
-JIVE 4391                     1   0  0     6       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
 ADVIL 5070                    1   2  0     5       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 STOMP 5063                    0   2  0     2       HAMMER (474)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

'-' 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         
HERB PEAS 5079         0  2 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     F'LYARR 355           493 NONE    
NO WILL 5082           0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           TOMBSTONE 362         493 NONE    
PEPTO 5077             1  1 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 THEODORIC 5081        493         
TITLE 19 4204          1  1 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 BLANK 4133            489 NOT REVE
BELINDA 5073           1  2 0 SCARLET BLADES 328    MENTAL 5075           493         
CHEETARA 3640          7 14 0 THUNDERCATS 351       RICK O'SHEA 5028      489 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carnage returning manager of Madtown and newest member of the sewing circle -- Think 
about what you're saying.  You want me to come back to this arena?  I know your group 
isn't the brightest, but even you can see that without me in the arena you guys 
actually have a chance to at least think you dominate the arena.  Why provoke me and 
destroy your alliances morale with the thought that I may actually come back here?  
And get a new manager name, Carnage is already taken.  A few suggestions, Babbling 
Idiot, Mindless Flesh bag come to mind.  Think about it. -- Ultraist
P.S.  If you're looking for me, I can be found always in 21, 36, and 103

All right, all right, we're late with these.  It's next month already.  What can I 
say?  We ate too much. -- Leeta, The Middle Way

Spark -- You're definitely a bright one, but you need staying power!  A single spark 
doesn't light a fire, you know.  It takes a sustained effort. -- Calli Geier
P.S.  (wiggingly her eyebrows suggestively)  We could practice the friction bit... 

Scarlet -- You want to be Duel2Dudette?  Fine, go for it.  Better you than me, and I 
wish you well of it. -- Bron Chollu
P.S.  They don't call it "the hot seat" for nothing, you know.  You're up there like 
a target.

Deathbringer -- Fine, you brought it.  I didn't want it.  Now you can take it away. 
-- Velond Wok, not feeling patient at the moment

Terry Donahue -- You're a Scimitar?  Funny, you don't LOOK like one. -- Quia Salia

Marcus Allen -- You took the win AND (wailing) ALL the skills? -- Beltran Foss
P.S.  Well, except one, and that hardly counts.

Current stuff--

Jaga -- Explain to me, if you would be so good, how you can be a thundercat if you 
aren't a Pridefolk or even Aruaki?  Inquiring Minds want to know, and me, too.  I 
think you'd be much more effective if you were at least Aruaki.  More convincing.  
And, of course, being a Pridefolk would be absolutely feline. -- Bron Chollu

Red Falcon -- I knew a red-tailed hawk once, but he was nothing like you.  For one 
thing, he could fly.... -- Calli Geier

Pill -- Aha!  A win!  Now THAT is intoxicating, and Osco has nothing to do with it. 
-- Velond Wok

Jeri Coe -- I think it's your red hair.  It makes you too impatient.  Pacing, that's 
the secret. -- Beltran Foss
P.S.  If you would care to join me for lunch, I could tell you more secrets.

Advil -- No, I will NOT take you for my aches and pains which YOU caused!  Aspirin, 
the plain and simple miracle drug, will do for me. -- Quia Salian

Deathbringer -- Nah, you were just unlucky. -- Velond Wok
P.S.  It's my style, probably.  I just slipped in under the wire, because a little 
later Leeta made a vow not to enroll more of my style for some indefinite but long 
period of time.  And I simply wouldn't have been good at anything else.

Carnage -- Ultraist's in Sunset, if you're hunting for him. -- Leeta, The Middle Way

Scarlet -- It seems to have worked.  Ouch. -- Bron Chollu

Rick O'Shea -- You have dishonored your stable by going inactive and thus alllowing 
no bloodfeud. -- Raelvin

Sabatoge -- Leave me alone. -- Panthro

Cutter -- Sorry for beating you, but I didn't even try. -- Pendant

We are SC -- Who else do you want me to beat? -- Bengaul

Scarlet -- I'll see you soon. -- Jaga

Azereth -- How did you get into T.C.B.?  Was there an entrance exam? -- Balzar, hates 
to study manager of Thundercats

Hammer -- Timing guys? -- Balzar, nosey manager of Thundercats

Scarlet waz not impressed (or maybe too impressed?) with her manager's new warrior 
named Alexis.  Why this new girl hadn't even fought yet and Azereth was showering her 
with gifts and attention.  At least that Vapire Draco was gone!  He gave me the 
creeps!  I'm surprised Azereth let him go. But wait...what is this?  She has fangs!  
Ahhh...that explains it.  Azereth has traded one vampire for another.  Ohh...what 
does he see in her?  I'm his best warrior!  I'm a Duelmaster!  I'm the most popular 
warrior in Lytratilan!  Why doesn't he give me gifts and attention!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HERB PEAS was butchered by F'LYARR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO WILL was slaughtered by TOMBSTONE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
CRAZED was handily defeated by WE LIKE THE MOON in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
TRIMOX was bested by SCARLET in a 2 minute Challenge Title contest.
PENDANT was defeated by VELOND WOK in a monotonous 6 minute Challenge fight.
PANTHRO was devastated by BAYLEFYRE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SPARK bested QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BLANK was bested by CALLI GEIER in a 2 minute novice vs. expert Challenge competition.
PAM PURRS was unbelievably bested by FOOL? in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
JAGA was vanquished by BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SABATOGE overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
DEATHBRINGER overpowered BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BENGAUL devastated K-DUR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PILL was subdued by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
RED FALCON beat CUTTER in a 2 minute amateur vs. veteran upset conflict.
WHET vanquished ADVIL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
STOMP lost to RAELVIN in a 1 minute novice's fray.
BELINDA was butchered by MENTAL in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PEPTO was executed by THEODORIC in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  24 -  4      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 493 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SCARLET 3928               20  13  2  110 SCARLET BLADES (328)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIMOX 4123                 9   2  0   93 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
SLASHING ATTACK  SABATOGE 3724               9   3  0   85 MADTOWN (358)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            14   8  0   57 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
AIMED BLOW       RED FALCON 4173             3   1  0   34 SCARLET BLADES (328)
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 PAM PURRS 5078.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRIMOX 4123, 
DEATHBRINGER 3728, PILL 4203, MENTAL 5075, and NO WILL 5082.

The least popular fighter this week was VELOND WOK 5006.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PENDANT 3721, PEPTO 5077, ADVIL 5070, K-DUR 4141, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, 
JAGA 3638, HERB PEAS 5079, THEODORIC 5081, STOMP 5063, and WHET 5060.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: