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


DM-26    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4177) [15-3-0,166]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIRE                           ZARCO
SEEING RED (437)               411 (431)
(26-4177) [15-3-0,166]         (26-4136) [4-2-1,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        KORIBUS
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4227) [12-48-0,84]         (26-4227) [12-48-0,84]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VENOM (176)                 30
2. SEEING RED (437)            23      SEEING RED (437)
3. WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)    21      Unchartered Team
4. HEADBANGERS (87)            18
5. HOME LIFE (453)             11      411 (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PARADISE THEATRE (457)     3   0  0  100   1/ 1 SEEING RED (437)          9  0 0
 2/ 3 SEEING RED (437)          43  11  0 79.6   2/ 3 VENOM (176)               9  6 1
 3/ 2*411 (431)                  4   2  1 66.7   3/ 4 HEADBANGERS (87)          6  9 0
 4- 5 THE DREADLANDS (425)      36  21  2 63.2   4/ 2 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     5  3 0
 5/ 6 HEADBANGERS (87)         428 311 25 57.9   5/ 5 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 0
 6/ 7 WARCKERS (362)           564 415 29 57.6   6- 7*PARADISE THEATRE (457)    3  0 0
 7/ 4*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)       4   3  0 57.1   7/ 6 HOME LIFE (453)           3  9 1
 8/ 8 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    183 140 22 56.7   8- 9 THE DREADLANDS (425)      1  0 1
 9/ 9 HOME LIFE (453)          156 131 11 54.4   9/13*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)  1  1 0
10/10 VENOM (176)              523 461 27 53.2  10/10*411 (431)                 1  1 0
11/12*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)   1   1  0 50.0  11/11*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)      1  1 0
12/11 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      393 591 15 39.9  12/ 8 WARCKERS (362)            0  8 0
13-13*DREW'S BOYS (428)          0   1  0  0.0  13-12*DREW'S BOYS (428)         0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

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

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Caleam, let's try this again.  I hope this one makes it in, because I've had a great 
run and who knows how long it will last?

Splinter, you've been a fine opponent.  I noticed your comment wondering whether or 
not I was avoiding, so I'll put your concerns to ease.  I've never used an avoid and 
I don't really plan on using it, especially as Duelmaster.  Everyone should get their 
chance.  If you, or someone else, can beat me then you deserve to have the top spot. 
To be honest our contests have been a little surprising.  I'm not really the kind to 
kick-and-tell but we both know about what I'm talking.

Sailor Venus, I thought that fight was not going to go well for me, especially 
considering my performance in the first minute.  Maybe I just had a case of the 
jitters.  Still I felt I settled down nicely into the third minute.

Good luck to all challengers!  I'm having a helluva time!


                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CALEAM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, WARCKERS, you'll have 
to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  WENSINWASIN 
5.5.2. turned their 1-0-0 turn into a 9th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any 
better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SEETHER win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, CALEAM may be getting bland, as FIRE stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  HEADBANGERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
SHERWOOD FOREST.  Ha ha ha ha!  ROSIE was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice ROSIE 
challenging down 24 points to fight PLATYPUS, HEADBANGERS doubtless has some rotten 
excuse for such an insult to honor.  Question now is, will CALEAM accept this sort of 
tacky behavior?  ROSIE beating PLATYPUS.  The insult, the....yech!  I guess I can 
give a little credit to MORAAT of RAJHAN'S PRIDE for challenging up by 21 to POPPA 
LODE.  MORAAT lost to get 24 points of recognition.  And we have HAMMERFALL in a 
challenge, going down 12 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought HAMMERFALL 
showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by LIONFISH.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the CALEAM arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE 4177                    15   3  0   166       SEEING RED (437)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY 4176                    15   0  0   131       SEEING RED (437)
-R'AKA 4084                   10   7  1   104       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 BLACKADDER 4168              21   8  1   103       VENOM (176)
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            20   6  0    97       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 PINK 4180                    13   5  0    97       SEEING RED (437)
 MISS PRISS 4371              16  17  0    93       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOMSDAY 4475                12   3  0    87       HEADBANGERS (87)
-DE DE MAO 4397               11   4  2    85       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 KORIBUS 4227                 12  48  0    84       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAW BREAKER 4454             12   3  2    75       HOME LIFE (453)
 FLOWER POWER 4481             6   2  1    73       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GO-FER 4444                   7  15  1    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 POPPA LODE 4392               8  20  0    57       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCER 4445                 11  11  1    52       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 LIONFISH 4509                 5   2  0    48       VENOM (176)
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              5   2  0    41       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-KERCHECK 4093                 6   1  1    39       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 HAMMERFALL 4474               8   7  0    37       HEADBANGERS (87)
 ROSIE 4492                    4   4  0    35       HEADBANGERS (87)
 ZARCO 4136                    4   2  1    34       411 (431)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEETHER 4499                  1   1  0    30       WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)
 HIDDEN DOOM 4479              4   7  0    29       WARCKERS (362)
-BLOOD MOON 4507               2   2  0    27       WARCKERS (362)
 CANE TOAD 4512                4   2  2    25       VENOM (176)
 MORAAT 4401                   4   2  0    24       RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREAK 4482                    4   3  0    22       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            5   4  0    20       HOME LIFE (453)
-MOLLY HATCHET 4487            1   0  0    16       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
 PLATYPUS 4523                 1   2  0    13       VENOM (176)
-RIKI TIKI TAVI 4489           1   0  0    11       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
-GYPSY ROSE 4486               1   0  0    11       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
 MASSASAUGUS 4517              2   2  0     8       VENOM (176)
-MERLIN 4114                   0   1  0     1       DREW'S BOYS (428)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SIX FT UNDER 4536      0  1 0 HEADBANGERS 87        BLACK ORC 416         494 NONE    
JUICEA 4457            7  4 2 HOME LIFE 453         R'AKA 4084            492         
COURTNEY BOURTNE 4529  0  2 0 WARCKERS 362          CANE TOAD 4512        494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Papaiz -- It seemed like such a simple deal....  Good to see you care so much. -- SOV

Lionfish -- Well, looks like a desperation strat finally paid off.  Lucky me! -- 

Cane Toad -- Are you called that because you need a cane to get around? -- Rosie

Miss Priss -- Dang!  You didn't act intimidated by my name at all.  Not even a 
little.  What's up with that? -- Doomsday

Koribus -- I am innocent!  In no way did I bribe the commission to pair us up.  Well, 
maybe just a little, but I didn't think they'd do it.  Nice seeing you again anyways. 
-- Splinter

SoV  --  I decided that this FtF, I am going to get a single room.  In fact it is 
already reserved.  As for your question of why I am going?  Let's just say it may be 
my last kick at the cat... -- Papaiz
P.S.  You better go, you owe me a bear!!!  It'll be my birthday.

Lord Vang  --  I'll share mine Papaiz@shaw.ca.  You still haven't told me if you are 
going. --  Papaiz

Hammerfall -- Well at least one of us had a satisfactory performance in that contest.
Too bad it wasn't me. -- Lionfish

Rosie -- Now that was embarrassing! -- Cane Toad

Khalhums Dwarf -- I hope it doesn't seem like we were picking on you. -- Ruby and 
P.S.  Actually you fought very well.

     But you WERE picking on him.  Do you know how HARD it is to get trained Khalhums
     Dwarves since that arena closed?

Go-fer -- Now what was that?  A go-pher stand-in? -- Blackadder

Freak -- That was quite a spectacle on the sands; a freak and a platypus in the 
arena! -- Platypus

Courtney Bourtney -- My mum told me never to hit a lady, but then you were swinging 
at me too! -- Massasaugus

SOV -- A wager?  A friendly contest of skill and chance?  I am quite willing, son! 
I'll ponder some details as well... -- Lord Fang

All -- If my eyes do not fail me, the momentous Turn 500 rapidly approaches.  I'm 
considering a team spotlight.  Anyone else interested? -- Lord Fang

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

Rosie -- Gosh, woman, be CAREFUL!  What if my hand slipped?  I mean, I'm AIMING for 
your arm, but what if I missed?  Or you deflected the parry and ended up with YOUR 
head banged?  I'd feel awful about it. -- Go-Fer

Ruby -- I consider it a sneaky, underhanded thing that you are a neuter.  Being a 
golem is bad enough, but you should at LEAST be female!  So people could say that 
you're "a woman above rubies" or some such nonsense.  Men like that.  I can't imagine 
why. -- Miss Priss

Blackadder -- I think I may be allergic to your venom.  Or something they used in the 
Infirmary.  Anyway, I felt really rotten for several days after that debacle.  Let's 
not do it again. -- Koribus

Flower Power -- See?  You don't have to squeak a challenge past to us to suck up our 
skills.  (sound of someone being hit upside the head)  Uh, let me rephrase that....  
Good fight. -- Bouncer the suddenly polite

Hammerfall -- Six skills!  Definitely one of my BETTER students. -- Poppa Lode

Doomsday -- Don't I get to whine?  I wanted to whine about it. -- Go-Fer

Papaiz -- 3 WT, 5 WL?  I wondered where my replacement had gone.... -- Leeta
P.S.  I'm four hundred miles away from the Commission office.  I can't reach the 
explective-delected replacement generator.  But I have this horrid suspicion that 
somewhere in the bowels of the golem there is a note attached to my account number 
reminding it to give ME the worst replacements.

Cvurrent stuff--

Doomsday -- (doubtfully)  I'm sure you're a gentleman at heart.  Not like SOME 
people. -- Miss Priss

Blackadder -- Gosh but you bite!  Ouch. -- Go-Fer

Splinter -- Long time (at least, it seems like a long time), no see.  You're always a 
good student, but I'm not sure how much more I have to teach you. -- Koribus

Flower Power -- I'b allergig. -- Poppa Lode

Jaw Breaker -- I was still using that jaw, you know. -- Bouncer

Sablon-O-Vlad -- I have no problem with sharing stats on my warriors (everyone is 
probably headed for retirement anyway as I only run about ten percent of my 
graduates, chosen for their ability to generate interesting personals), the problem 
is in graduating them! -- Leeta
P.S.  If I forget, remind me.

Blackadder -- It was a school holiday. -- Professor Koribus

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

SIX FT UNDER was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPLINTER demolished MISS PRISS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HAMMERFALL was savagely defeated by LIONFISH in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
MORAAT was devastated by POPPA LODE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ROSIE subdued PLATYPUS in a 3 minute master vs. beginner Challenge competition.
FIRE viciously subdued SAILOR VENUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Title match.
BLACKADDER handily defeated FLOWER POWER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RUBY viciously subdued JAW BREAKER in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.
PINK vanquished GO-FER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KORIBUS was luckily beaten by DOOMSDAY in a popular 3 minute brutal one-sided melee.
ZARCO was narrowly defeated by BOUNCER in a 2 minute competition.
HIDDEN DOOM was handily defeated by SEETHER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
CANE TOAD butchered COURTNEY BOURTNEY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BIRTHDAY GIRL overcame MASSASAUGUS in a action packed 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  20 -  2      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  2      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  19 -  0      27  |

Turn 494 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      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 4177                  15   3  0  166 SEEING RED (437)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUBY 4176                  15   0  0  131 SEEING RED (437)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            21   8  1  103 VENOM (176)
TOTAL PARRY      SAILOR VENUS 4326          20   6  0   97 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
PARRY-LUNGE      PINK 4180                  13   5  0   97 SEEING RED (437)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLOWER POWER 4481           6   2  1   73 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
AIMED BLOW       LIONFISH 4509               5   2  0   48 VENOM (176)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZARCO 4136                  4   2  1   34 411 (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORIBUS 4227.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KORIBUS 4227.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUBY 4176, PLATYPUS 4523, 
FIRE 4177, LIONFISH 4509, ZARCO 4136, SEETHER 4499, HAMMERFALL 4474, POPPA LODE 4392, 
BLACKADDER 4168, and PINK 4180.

The least popular fighter this week was COURTNEY BOURTNEY 4529.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GO-FER 4444, FLOWER POWER 4481, ROSIE 4492, MORAAT 4401, MISS 
and SIX FT UNDER 4536.

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