DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/18/2005    Duedate: 04/30/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WE LIKE THE MOON
SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-5013) [21-8-4,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WE LIKE THE MOON               POSITION IS EMPTY
SPONGMONKEYS (467)             
(25-5013) [21-8-4,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WE LIKE THE MOON               BRON CHOLLU
SPONGMONKEYS (467)             THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5013) [21-8-4,142]         (25-4988) [19-33-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          32
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      29      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. THE TRUTH (277)              3      Unchartered Team
4. WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)       0
5. ERRATA (323)                 0      EM KNIGHTS (243)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        24  12  5 66.7   1/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  6 1
 2- 2 KNIGHTS OF THE ROU (363)  52  44  4 54.2   2- 1 WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)    5  0 1
 3/ 0 THE TRUTH (277)           40  36  1 52.6   3/ 2 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)   4  6 0
 4- 3 MADTOWN (358)             40  37  4 51.9   4/ 8 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        3  1 1
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   140 137  5 50.5   5- 9 THE NATURALS (259)        3  3 1
 6/ 4 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)  126 124  5 50.4   6- 3 MADTOWN (358)             3  3 1
 7- 6 WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)    91 100 15 47.6   7- 6 KNIGHTS OF THE ROU (363)  3  3 0
 8/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (469)          18  21  2 46.2   8- 5 ERRATA (323)              2  2 0
 9- 7 THE NATURALS (259)       114 139  8 45.1   9/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (469)          1  3 0
10- 8 ERRATA (323)             108 134  6 44.6  10/ 0 THE TRUTH (277)           0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 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.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 502): TWISTED SISTER of IT'S ALL RELATIVE (Alfredo
                           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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LYRATILAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  LYRATILAN 
watched with glee as WINDY CITY WOMEN got knocked off top spot by THE MIDDLE WAY 4!  
Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna 
be...  Well, SPONGMONKEYS' 4th moved them up to 1-0-1 place.  THE MIDDLE WAY 4 showed 
LYRATILAN what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 
3-1-1.  What's with K-DUR?  He actually beat FUNKY FOLK's RICK O'SHEA, and walked 
away with 14 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at OSCO INTOXICATORS while 
they watched K-DUR clobber RICK O'SHEA.  He lost 9 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  So TRIMOX finally bought it, eh?  I thought he too 
sure of himself, always strutting around.  WE LIKE THE MOON, there's a lesson here!  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, OSCO 
INTOXICATORS!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at SPONGMONKEYS ain't reelin'! 
OSCO INTOXICATORS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, BRON CHOLLU!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Some people are wondering why THE TRUTH sent 
PARALLEL UNIVERSE (5-2-0) to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  
Some people in LYRATILAN think FUNKY FOLK was too harsh when they sent PAM PURRS 
(3-1-1) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  PILL, with his forgettable 
4-5-0,  was put to death by BELTRAN FOSS in a forgettable match.  OSCO INTOXICATORS 
didn't seem to mind very much.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many 
skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013        21   8  4   142       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATHBRINGER 3728             9  11  1    93       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             19  33  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-SPARK 4015                    9   5  0    87       ERRATA (323)
 VELOND WOK 5006              18  13  0    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-MUNKU 2706                   12   9  0    74       THE TRUTH (277)
 K-DUR 4141                   11   3  0    71       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROXXY 4753                    9   9  3    61       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-CUTTER 3726                  10  10  1    60       MADTOWN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             9   8  1    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 RICK O'SHEA 5028              7   2  1    50       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-MENTAL 5075                   4   3  1    50       ERRATA (323)
-THEODORIC 5081                5   3  2    48       MADTOWN (358)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              9  10  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-BIG HOUSE BOSS 4906           4   2  1    41       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-SLACKER 4884                  5   2  0    38       THE NATURALS (259)
-ROWEN 4134                    2   2  1    37       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODSHED 5092                3   2  0    31       MADTOWN (358)
-SHE-MAN 4904                  4   2  1    29       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
-THE CURSE 5072                2   0  1    28       THE NATURALS (259)
-BLANK 4133                    4   8  1    27       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAUGHTY ONE 4964              2   0  0    26       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817          3  10  0    23       THE NATURALS (259)
-VAMP 4160                     3   1  0    23       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
-CRISP 4840                    3   7  0    21       WINDY CITY WOMEN (440)
 VAN TASTIC 5091               2   1  0    21       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-FOOL? 4022                    2   6  0    18       ERRATA (323)
-COLJ 5084                     1   0  0    18       ERRATA (323)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 ADVIL 5070                    2   5  0    11       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-JOCKO 5093                    2   3  0     9       MADTOWN (358)
-POLEAX 4023                   2   2  0     8       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
 CENTRUM 5112                  1   0  0     8       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-LITE SLEEPER 4965             1   1  0     4       THE NATURALS (259)
-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?
PAM PURRS 5078         3  2 1 FUNKY FOLK 469        HALF-ORC GUARDSMA 358 502 NONE    
MEL TINGPOT 5107       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 469        ROWAN ORC 356         502 NONE    
CALLI GEIER 5023       8 14 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  ROXXY 4753            500         
PEROXIDE 2926         13 11 2 THE NATURALS 259      DEATHBRINGER 3728     500         
TRIMOX 4123           12  3 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 502         
PILL 4203              4  5 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 BELTRAN FOSS 5038     502         
PARALLEL UNIVERS 2930  5  3 0 THE TRUTH 277         LIZARD MAN 363        502 NONE    
SMOKEY 2898            4  5 0 THE TRUTH 277         MARTIN SHEW 357       502 NONE    
ELATHANE 2979          1  2 0 THE TRUTH 277         TOMBSTONE 362         502 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spark -- Just being in the same arena with you makes my hair stand on end.  I think
maybe I should avoid you, if I can sneak it past Leeta. -- Bron Chollu

Theodoric -- I'm impressed that you lasted that long.  Been taking vitamins, have
you? -- Velond Wok

K-Dur -- Odd name.  And not an event I would describe as a "good fight," although I'm
sure YOU liked it. -- Quia Salian

"Honest Merchant"?  Oh, HA! -- Beltran Foss

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
     #28341
     P.O. Box 250
     Draper, UT  84070
     or:
     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

Rules
======
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
triumph1971@hotmail.com
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
time.
     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
Diego.
     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
contest.
     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:
     ASTONISH HAMMERS stable to register DARK ARENA HAMMER--SL, DARK ARENA HAMMER--
ST, DARK ARENA HAMMER--AB, DARK ARENA HAMMER--BA and DARK ARENA HAMMER--PS for the
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
ill."
     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
CHALLENGE:
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
DROOL HAMMER, LEE FAMILY HAMMER, HONOR RICH HAMMER and GRUNGE GRL HAMMER in DM 54
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!

Hammer
WordSmith
WeaponSmith
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

BASE SCORE POINTS
WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

VARIANT SCORES
SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 points
STYLE MASTER FOR TURN = +1 point
MOST AVOIDED TEAM = +2 points
SUCCESSFUL BLOODFEUD = +2 points
FAILED BLOODFEUD = -2 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:

1ST PLACE "FRATSFA'S BEST":
     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.**
2ND PLACE
     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.*
3RD PLACE
     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.**
4TH PLACE
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
5TH PLACE
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
6TH PLACE
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
7TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
8TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
9TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
10 PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
STABLE STAMINA AWARDS:
     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,
non-transferable.
*  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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PARALLEL UNIVERSE was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PAM PURRS was butchered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SMOKEY was put to death by MARTIN SHEW in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
ELATHANE was dispatched by TOMBSTONE in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MEL TINGPOT was butchered by ROWAN ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRIMOX was assassinated by WE LIKE THE MOON in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BRON CHOLLU lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal master's fight.
RICK O'SHEA was devastated by K-DUR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VELOND WOK outwaited VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 9 minute melee.
QUIA SALIAN vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BELTRAN FOSS dispatched PILL in a popular 1 minute duel.
VAN TASTIC defeated ADVIL in a action packed 1 minute gory match.
CENTRUM defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  21 -  8      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  28 -  1      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 502 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WE LIKE THE MOON 5013      21   8  4  142 SPONGMONKEYS (467)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            18  13  0   77 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     BELTRAN FOSS 5038           9   8  1   51 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 SMOKEY 2898.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELATHANE 2979, 
BRON CHOLLU 4988, VAN TASTIC 5091, WE LIKE THE MOON 5013, K-DUR 4141, BELTRAN FOSS 
5038, PILL 4203, ADVIL 5070, MEL TINGPOT 5107, and TRIMOX 4123.

The least popular fighter this week was VELOND WOK 5006.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RICK O'SHEA 5028, PAM PURRS 5078, PARALLEL UNIVERSE 2930, CENTRUM 5112, 
QUIA SALIAN 5032, TRIMOX 4123, MEL TINGPOT 5107, ADVIL 5070, PILL 4203, and BELTRAN 
FOSS 5038.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WE LIKE THE MOON (25-5013) SPONGMONKEYS (467)