Date   : 05/09/2003    Duedate: 06/05/2003


DM-28    TURN-228

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-1508) [17-1-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIGHTSHADE                     HOLY HAVOC
CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)            HITLIST XXVIII (450)
(28-1508) [17-1-0,107]         (28-3901) [4-3-1,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CANADIAN BACON (383)           BAD GERMS (430)
(28-3402) [14-14-0,84]         (28-3750) [1-0-0,9]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)        56
2. KESSEN (443)                55      IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
3. THE WARLORDS II (413)       50      Unchartered Team
4. MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)     49
5. LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)       48       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)     4   1  1 80.0   1/ 7 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      9  5 0
 2/ 0*VALHALLA (435)             4   1  1 80.0   2/ 2 CANADIAN BACON (383)      9  6 2
 3/ 0*FLAGG'S FINEST (426)       4   1  0 80.0   3/ 1 BOXOROX (396)             8  5 0
 4/ 1 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      54  29  2 65.1   4/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  6 1
 5- 2 THE FRENCHIES II (404)    57  34  2 62.6   5/ 4 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      7  8 0
 6/17*DEMO-SQUAD (405)           5   3  1 62.5   6/10*GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)   6  4 1
 7/ 5 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      36  22  1 62.1   7/17*DEMO-SQUAD (405)          5  3 1
 8/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      129  83  3 60.8   8- 5 ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)    5  5 2
 9/ 4*GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)    6   4  1 60.0   9/ 8 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    5  5 0
10/ 0*FILIPINA LADYZ (423)       3   2  0 60.0  10/11*UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     5  5 0
11/ 0*WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)     3   2  0 60.0  11/ 0*VALHALLA (435)            4  1 1
12/ 0*LEE FAMILY (440)           3   2  0 60.0  12/ 0*WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)    4  1 1
13/ 0*KESSEN (443)               3   2  0 60.0  13/ 0*FLAGG'S FINEST (426)      4  1 0
14/21*MAGICAL MADNESS (417)      4   3  0 57.1  14/21*MAGICAL MADNESS (417)     4  3 0
15/ 6 CANADIAN BACON (383)      76  59  7 56.3  15/ 0*HEAVEN'S GATE (446)       3  2 0
16- 7 ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)    99  77  6 56.3  16- 6 THE FRENCHIES II (404)    3  2 0
17/ 8 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   52  43  1 54.7  17/ 0*FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      3  2 0
18/ 9 BOXOROX (396)             29  24  1 54.7  18/ 0*WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)    3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/11 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)      118 107  8 52.4  19/ 0*LEE FAMILY (440)          3  2 0
20/10 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   143 130  7 52.4  20/ 0*KESSEN (443)              3  2 0
21/14*UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)      5   5  0 50.0  21/20*SHADOW GATE (414)         3  3 0
22/27*BAD GERMS (430)            3   3  0 50.0  22/27*BAD GERMS (430)           3  3 0
23/ 0*ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)      2   2  0 50.0  23/19*LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     3  4 0
24/13 DODGE BULLETS (126)      170 182  9 48.3  24/14*THE WARLORDS II (413)     3  7 1
25/ 0*DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)      5   6  0 45.5  25/13 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)       3  7 0
26/ 0 LUNAE MILITES (387)       19  25  1 43.2  26/ 9 DODGE BULLETS (126)       3 12 0
27/20*SHADOW GATE (414)          3   4  0 42.9  27/ 0*ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)     2  2 0
28/19*LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)      3   4  0 42.9  28/ 0*FRUITS OF DEATH (449)     2  3 1
29/ 0*FRUITS OF DEATH (449)      2   3  1 40.0  29/12 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   2  3 0
30/ 0*CLASSIC ARCADE (415)       2   3  0 40.0  30/ 0*MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)   2  3 0
31/ 0*MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)    2   3  0 40.0  31/ 0*GONDORS BASE (441)        2  3 0
32/ 0*50TH MILK RAS (448)        2   3  0 40.0  32/ 0*CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      2  3 0
33/ 0*GONDORS BASE (441)         2   3  0 40.0  33/ 0*50TH MILK RAS (448)       2  3 0
34/26*DREW'S BOYS (428)          2   4  0 33.3  34/26*DREW'S BOYS (428)         2  4 0
35/15*THE WARLORDS II (413)      3   7  1 30.0  35/23*5 BELOW ZERO (436)        2  5 0
36/23*5 BELOW ZERO (436)         2   5  0 28.6  36/24*PRIMAL FURY (438)         2  5 0
37/24*PRIMAL FURY (438)          2   5  0 28.6  37/ 0*DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)     1  3 0
38/ 0*HEAVEN'S GATE (446)        3   8  0 27.3  38/ 0 LUNAE MILITES (387)       1  4 0
39/ 0*HITLIST XXVIII (450)       4  11  1 26.7  39/ 0*WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)    1  4 0
40/ 0*WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)     1   4  0 20.0  40/28*WARPATH (439)             1  5 0
41/28*WARPATH (439)              1   5  0 16.7  41/22*SRETSAMLEUD (431)         1  6 0
42/22*SRETSAMLEUD (431)          1   6  0 14.3  42/18*TEAM SLAYER (419)         1  7 0
43/18*TEAM SLAYER (419)          1   7  0 12.5  43/15*CHAOSITECTS (422)         1  9 1
44/16*CHAOSITECTS (422)          1   9  1 10.0  44/ 0*HITLIST XXVIII (450)      0  5 0
45/ 0*ROOK'S RAVENS (412)        0   5  0  0.0  45/ 0*MASTERS OF MEN (432)      0  5 0
46/ 0*MASTERS OF MEN (432)       0   5  0  0.0  46/ 0*ROOK'S RAVENS (412)       0  5 0
47-25*DO YOUR WURST! (416)       0   1  0  0.0  47-25*DO YOUR WURST! (416)      0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     "To what do I owe the honor, YoungBlood," Lefty proclaimed as one of the newest
members of the Crimson Ascension Alliance entered the appointed manager's home.
     "I see news travels fast around here," YoungBlood stated.  "So I can cut to the
chase; have you selected the warriors as scheduled?"
     "Yessir, they're tourney prepped and ready for the Maximillian's Morya Madness,
and might I add a fine bunch of warriors they are indeed."
     "Well, Lefty, I was just informed that the number of stables entering the
contest was around 30-40 maybe even more, so with all due respect we need the best
that can be offered."
     "Come, come, YoungBlood, let us take a look at the warriors selected; you shall
be pleased."
     As the two headed towards the training grounds of the Wensinwasin G.T.  stable,
YoungBlood couldn't help but to be overjoyed about his decision on joining the CAA,
which was affiliated with the Vendetta Cartel; he felt a sense of security unlike
when he was on his own.
     "Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is your master Sergeant YoungBlood; know that
the orders I give you come straight form his mouth.  YoungBlood, this is Galo the
Grey, very promising fellow; he is a slasher.  Smooches, aside from the name she is
very tolerant to pain.  She needs to study more, but she is a total parry.  Nirvana,
a very deadly adversary to those she fights.  She is a wall of steel.  Here we have
Skull Prince.  He is by no means a king's son, but can knock someone on their royal
behind.  He is a lunger.  And last but not least we have Griffon Jr.  who can
definitely give a sound thrashing.  He is also a slasher.  Well, there you have it,
this is Wensinwasin G.T."
     "Well, Lefty, I have to say by looking at their paperwork it looks like we have
a great team on our hands.  Need to work on a few areas but we should do just fine,"
YoungBlood exclaimed.  "Come, let's not talk about fighting at this moment.  There
will be plenty of time for that when the time comes.  Let's have a drink to the
oncoming success!"

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                                   Hammerz Herald
                      Morya Madness Round One Edition/Turn 228
                                      by Hammer

     THE WICKED flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. --
Proverbs 28:1

     The Trolls of Terror had been pursued far into the twisting depths of the
volcano that had held Cebuana Isla motionless for far too long, where the passageway
to the mouth of the volcano was now sealed shut to prevent the Trolls of Terror from
emerging again anytime soon to spread their reign of terror on the surface world
     There was great joy and rejoicing as the last of the grappling chains were
removed from the floating land mass known as Cebuana Isla as the winds once again
guided Cebuana Isla on its way above the surface world it was sworn to protect.

     NO NEED TO BORE YOU readers with the details of the Cebuana Isla celebration.
     Suffice it to say that a good time was had by all.
     Not even the sadness of Lady Martilyo's departure [with her loyal Ladyz Maria,
Consolacion, Emelita, Dominga and Beatriz] to follow the path of the Crimson
Ascension [with her Covenant Call Partner known as Hammer] could dampen the joy of
the liberation of Cebuana Isla from the grasp of the Trolls of Terror.
     Hammer utilized his Elven Orb of Transport to conduct himself and his Lady
Martilyo [along with her entourage of warriors] back to his Morya Manor Estate on the
Lake; otherwise known as Hammerz Flower Garden, to a point in time preceding the
spring tourney.
     Lady Martilyo was accorded her own private quarters; while her warrior women
were graciously quartered within the Sword Sisterhood Sanctum Sanctorum Sanctuary
hidden deep within the catacombs somewhere beneath Hammerz Flower Garden.
     As for The Flaming One and Dark Thought, they remained behind to watch over
Cebuana Isla where they could spend some quality time together.

     THE HAMMER FEST BANQUET was right on schedule as everyone made ready for the big
     Salty Pepper Spice had prepared the greatest of feasts with the help of dozens
of cooks, chefs and bakers who had made the journey from across Alastari to
contribute their talents to the gala event.
     The day of the great feast arrived as did a multitude of managers, warriors and
guests from all across Alastari.
     The Great Banquet Hall was filled with over 500 guests and dignitaries; while
hundreds more revelers were camped outside on the grounds, treated to a picnic style
banquet to celebrate the upcoming spring tourney, followed by the opening round of
the Morya Madness.
     Adding to the Madness Mystique, many of the Merry Makers wore cloaks, costumes
and/or masks to conceal their identities via the "Masked Ball".
     This was approved by Hammer to allow those Managers [who wished to remain
anonymous until the Madness officially was underway] to conceal their identities from
both Friend and Foe to give themselves an edge in the upcoming Madness contest.

     GIMLEE LOOKED AT the street in front of Hammerz Flower Shoppe impatiently as
precious minutes ticked off the clock.
     The Morya Madness Hammer Fest Banquet and Masked Ball at Hammerz Flower Garden
[Morya Manor Estate on the Lake] was only a few hours away and GimLee still had
flowers to deliver and arrange for the festivities.
     Hammer had asked her to wait at Hammerz Flower Shoppe until the new Court Music
Master arrived with his entourage so she could accompany him to the Hammer Fest;
however, the lengthening shadows revealed that it was well past noon and GimLee was
concerned that she would be late.
     Within a few minutes, a low creaking and rumbling announced the arrival of an
elegant carriage and 5 large covered wagons.
     As GimLee hurried out the door, she was greeted by a tall, thin man dressed in
an elegant black tail coat and top hat with a velvet half cape.
     The man paused to adjust his hat, the sun glinting off the silver raven that
adorned the head of his cane, as he looked back at the wagons with a rather grim
gaze, then turned and walked over to where GimLee stood at the entranceway to Hammerz
Flower Shoppe, limping slightly.
     "I hope you're Hammer's new Court Music Master!"  GimLee blurted out rather
uncharacteristically impatiently, even for her.  "I've just got to get the rest of
the flowers to the estate and arrange them before it gets dark!"
     Removing his hat and transferring it and the cane to his left hand, the man
reached out and took the fingers of GimLee's hand gently in his, bowing to her and
brushing her knuckles faintly with a kiss.
     "Rook...Madame...at your service," the man announced with a faint smile above
his goatee and a merry twinkle in his eye as he stood up, "for I am indeed the Court
Music Master and Head Undertaker to the Crimson Ascension Family of the Vendetta
Cartel and renowned leader Hammer.  Shall we depart post haste so as not to make you
late or keep Hammer's guests from being deprived without fine entertainment and your
great beauty my dear?"
     "Watch where you put that paw Bub!"
     Stepping from the shadows was the woman dressed in Black leather and adorned
with the dragon tattoos on her arms, a cold icy stare emanating from her right eye
and an even colder stare penetrating the gentleman from beneath the black eye patch
worn over her left eye.
     Rook looked at each of the two black-bladed obsidian daggers protruding from the
woman's hands, then nonchalantly fixed his gaze upon the woman whose face looked like
it had been chewed upon by a bear.
     "I do not believe we have been properly introduced Madame," came the cool reply
from Rook.  He was not repulsed by the marred beauty opposing him, because Rook was
accustomed to far worse when attending to the dead remains in his funeral business.
     "Sensei Jan?"
     Gimlee stepped between the two Madness Managers, assuring Jan that it was quite
all right, explaining Rook's position in the Crimson Ascension Family and Hammer's
request for her to accompany Rook to the Hammer Fest Banquet and Masked Ball.
     Jan spat out a few dark epithets in nobody's particular direction, then sheathed
her daggers as quickly as they had appeared in her hands.
     "Ready for the banquet Jan?"
     Sensei Jan nodded her head towards GimLee as she stared back at the skeletally
thin man with the black tuxedo and top hat, long black hair tied back with a ribbon,
who met her gaze with all the ease of a professional mortician.
     "You ladies are welcome to ride up here with me," Rook offered with a matter of
fact air of professionalism, "or you may choose to ride in one of my wagons by
     GimLee chose the former and sat between the newest member of the Crimson
Ascension Family and her guest of honor Sensei Jan [see last issue for details!] as
Rook's entourage made sure that all of GimLee's flower arrangements for the Hammer
Fest were safely packed in the last wagon before departing for Hammerz Flower Garden.

     TIME JUMP TO THE HAMMER FEST BANQUET where all eyes are focused upon the 28-seat
Head Table where the five-foot six-inch Convincian-born Livia stands to address the
gathered throngs as they begin feasting upon a variety of delicacies.
     "Hammer has asked me to open tonight's festivities with a greeting to one and
all," the pleasant "Midwestern"-looking representative from the Gladiatorial
Commission began, somewhat embarrassed with all eyes focused upon her, "probably
because he knows that I do not like to draw attention to myself.  So he up and asks
me to speak to all of you and introduce the Guests of Honor at this table."
     Livia's face began to flush beneath the blue-gray mask that matched her ankle-
length dress, accentuating her medium brown hair, fair complexion and blue eyes that
hastily scanned the crowd of banqueters who were clad in a variety of masquerade
     "Beginning with the man seated to my far left," she began with a deep breath,
"may I introduce to one and all the following guests beginning with Street Legal,
Apex, Southern Boy, TigToad, manager, Debby Tonte who is representing the newsletter
scribes, Dameon Darkheart, Arena Master Nor, Fizban, GrimmDorr, Shadowgate, Uncle
Wolf, Maximillian, Hammer, Lady Martilyo, Chain, Wimpy, ElGon, The Greek Guy and my
name is Livia and I am representing the Gladiatorial Commission."
     Livia drew another deep breath to calm herself as she continued the
     "Seated next to me on my right is YoungBlood, Flagg, Noachian, Master Darque,
Sensei Jan, GimLee, Daisy Hammer and last but not least...Poppy Hammer."
     "Now all of the seated Guests of Honor have numbers from one to twenty-eight,"
explained Livia as she became more comfortable with her presentation, "and I have
obviously been assigned the first number.  When I sit down then the person holding
the number two card will say a few words and so on and so forth.  You get the
     "I just want to thank all of you Managers for gathering together for the Madness
contest sponsored by Hammer and Maximillian," Livia continued as she sipped some
water from a crystal glass to soothe the dryness in her throat.  "I am glad to see so
much activity in a slow arena and I hope that some of you other Managers who have not
committed a stable to the Madness here in Morya will realize what a historic occasion
this is and decide to be a part of One of the Greatest Contests to Ever be held in
     "Thank you all for your kind attention," concluded Livia as she wracked her
brain for a suitable way to close her comments with a shred of dignity, "and I hope
to see many of your Warriors eventually graduate and find their way to ADM Glory in
     Whistles and applause greeted Livia as she hastily sat down, glaring at Hammer
who sported an amusing grin as he nodded his approval for her fine "performance".
     "That is if they survive the Madness!"  boomed the voice of Arena Master Nor as
he stood to address the gathered banqueters.
     The five-foot eleven-inch Kannari with the mixed genes of the Ferencian and
Rirorni races withdrew his Longsword and kissed the blade as it glistened against his
dark skin.  It was almost a comical contrast between his blade and his beaked nose as
the "lean and fit" Lunger welcomed the newcomers to his arena.
     He stood there in his narrow-legged trousers of midnight blue contrasted with
his "pirate" shirt of pale gold silk that was open at the throat.  His full sleeves
were fastened with bracelets of gold and garnets that he boasted were Rubies, but
some of the locals doubted that they were.
     Tonight, Arena Master Nor wore a waist-length jacket of black velvet [instead of
his usual leather jacket] for the special occasion of welcoming the incoming new and
old Managers to the Madness.  The jacket was embroidered with a lot of gold that
sparkled against his clean, shoulder length hair and sparkled in the pools of his
yellowish brown eyes.  He leaned forward on his Longsword and surveyed the crowd as
if he were shopping for choice slices of lean red meat.
     Delarquan by nature, Arena Master Nor looked forward to all the "New Meat"
assembling in his arena for the coming Madness; although he did not openly address
his gleeful speculation, for fear of scaring away some more potential newcomers
before they committed to the Madness, if he appeared TOO ENTHUSIASTIC for the sands
of Morya Arena to Run Red with their Blood by Torchlight or by Daylight one.
     Instead, Arena Master Nor proved to be a Smooth Diplomat as he commended the
Managers for choosing to send their stables to Morya for the coming Madness.
     Needless to say, his remarks reflected the pride of an Arena Master who was
assured that his arena would not be closed down as others had been, but rather would
flourish for the next 28 rounds and hopefully beyond the conclusion of the Madness in
     Arena Master Nor seated himself with great satisfaction as he reflected upon the
opportunities of Wetting his Longsword in the Blood of the Unsuspecting by
     "I am just, you know, totally thrilled to see you all here!  This contest is
going to be, like, hyperbolic!  I'll stop by OFTEN to, you know, see how you're
doing, okay?"
     All eyes were now focused upon everyone's favorite well tanned newsletter
scribe, Debby Tonte, as she tossed her curly, but not quite shoulder length blonde
hair from side to side as she addressed everyone in the room with her zany
     Debby was wearing a white sundress with watermelon slice prints adorning the
less than knee length outfit that strained to contain her wholesomeness.  She began
to unconsciously tap dance with excitement in her wholly impractical sandals as she
began to raise her glass to offer a toast to all the contestants for the coming
     In the midst of her toast Debby Tonte frowned and exclaimed, "Why doesn't this
drink have an umbrella in it?"
     The crowd went wild as Alastari's favorite scribe waved to her admirers as she
seated herself with a flounce that punctuated her dismay at not having a drink with
an umbrella floating inside it.
     Now it was time for one of Morya Arena's oldest active Managers to address the
gathered throng as the sixtyish Rirorni Shaman known as Uncle Wolf took the floor.
     Uncle Wolf was short of medium height, but his stocky 5-foot eight-inch frame
was all muscle.  His face was Mongol-like, a rather flat and round face with narrow
slanted eyes.  His skin was coppery dark, his eyes black and his gray hair was woven
in a single braid that rested at the bottom of his shoulder blades.
     The Rirorni Shaman wore dark pants that were bloused at the top of his high-top
Apache-styled moccasins, which were fastened with bone buttons.  His doeskin shirt
was beaded and fringed like a Plains Indian hunting shirt and was tanned nearly white
and beaded with turquoise and black geometric patterns [obviously his best for the
     The banquet hall lights glinted off Uncle Wolf's rather worn silver bracelets
that functioned as bow-guards.  His felt skullcap with a fur turn-up was tucked into
his sash which held a dark leather belt-pouch that contained his Shaman's gear.
     As Uncle Wolf began to address the crowd, he leaned upon his staff [which was as
long as Uncle Wolf was tall], which was adorned with some panels of runes or other
symbols carved upon it [mostly carved with unworldly animals like a totem pole].  The
top end of his staff was curved over [when still fresh] and formed a loop completely
filled with and firmly gripping a crystal.
     At the base of the crystal the staff was wrapped with thongs featuring several
beads of turquoise and amber strung together with some eagle feathers or some other
big bird.  The crystal would glow whenever Uncle Wolf did his "Shaman Stuff".
     "I'm not much on talking to strangers," admitted Uncle Wolf to the gathered
crowd of Madness banqueters, "but I am always glad to see people coming into Morya
who owe no allegiance to Equester Valerian Kiyle!"
     "There are many dangers outside of the arena to watch out for," cautioned the
Rirorni Shaman.  "Be wary of involving yourself with the Local Politics.  Beware of
the Morya Money Changers!  Many have fallen into DEEP TROUBLE here because they
become the Employers of the Debtors, who rent out their captives services to anyone
for any use!  You Have Been Warned!"
     "Now as for the Arena," Uncle Wolf concluded, "my Dodge Bullets stable is one of
the oldest active stables in Morya.  If you MUST challenge my warriors for their
potential Skill Learning Giftings, then do have the Common Courtesy to take an ACTIVE
ROLE in the Monthly Newsletter and Write Some P-ads!  Me and my stable have often
been the ONLY ONES talking in the P-ads and it would be a Welcome Change to have some
Words of Wit and Witticisms responding to our communications!  THANK YOU!"
     As Uncle Wolf took his seat a grand chorus of murmuring rippled through the
crowd as the gathered Managers conversed among themselves regarding the Shaman's
revelations and words of caution.
     "A Toast to My Old Friend Hammer!"
     Chain Sanglade was one of Hammer's oldest friends and allies from their days on
Noblish Island as Managerial Trainees before both migrated their original stables to
the shores of Niytyole Island.
     Chain had disappeared from Alastari for a considerable length of time, but had
recently returned to compete in the ZalCon over in DM 74.
     Hammer had contacted his Old Friend and persuaded him to bring a stable to Morya
for the Madness.  Chain was well aware of the great competitions afforded by the
Hammer sponsored contests in DM 33 and would not pass up the opportunity to compete
in the Historic First Ever Hammer Sponsored Contest in a Slow Arena!
     Chain had Tasted the Glory of EVERY Hammer sponsored contest in Niytyole Island
before his "disappearance" from the Arena Sands.  He also was the Artist who
contributed his Talents to the Cover Illustrations of Hammer's Handbook from Days
Gone By.
     Now Chain had migrated to Morya for the coming Madness and had set up a camp
outside of town with his stable of Lady Warriors known as Arcane Esoteric.
     Their Large Silk Pavilion was MORE LIKE a Palace than a Tent.  These Followers
of Chykarin left their Fate to the Whim of Fortune and they were now seeking their
Fortune as Contestants in the Coming Madness.
     Aside from managing gladiators, Chain is the owner of the ship "Arlett's
Revenge" based in Niytyole, as well as the owner of a traveling circus on the
mainland and a Night Club in Riztab.
     Chain had not forgotten his old friend Hammer and the many feasts they had
enjoyed together on Niytyole Island.  Chain had imported Barrels of Smoked Fish to be
Distributed at the Hammer Fest Banquet Tables to Honor the Remembrance of the MANY
Feasts that Chain and His Stables had Shared with Hammer's Stables in the Past on
Niytyole Island.
     Once everyone's attention was focused upon Chain Sanglade and had raised their
glasses and mugs in response to the Hammer Toast, Chain then proceeded thusly:
     "A toast to my old friend Hammer, for bringing this fine assortment of managers
together, for yet another Festival of Madness!"
     "He and I first met on Noblish Island and he was my first friend and ally in
this land."
     "Together we traveled to Niytyole Island and witnessed many things, including
the growth of that city and the first of many Hammer contests!"
     "We have seen many of our Friends and Favorite Foes come and go.  I myself left
this land for a short time, but have now returned and hope to stay!"
     "Long Live Morya!"
     "Long Live Hammer and the Madness!"
     When the Cheers and Applause had died down, The Greek Guy stood up and reminded
everyone assembled that the competition for the First Initiate Duelmaster [FID] Award
would certainly prove to be some of the FIERCEST Ever Experienced in a Hammer
sponsored contest; for the simple reason that this was a Historic First Ever Hammer
Sponsored Contest in a Slow Arena that would Draw  Managers Who Had Never Ever
Experienced the Thrill of the Kill in a Hammer Sponsored Contest!
     TGG held the honor of having won the first two FID Awards [in Niytyole Island
where the FID was ORIGINATED in the DM 33 Hammer Sponsored Contests of Bygone Days]
and explained the rigors of competing for the FID without bragging about his former
accomplishments, just stating the facts.
     The Greek Guy closed his short speech by saying that he was considering sending
a stable of warriors to the Madness; if he could find the time to gather together a
stable that would compete against all the fine competitors who were assembling for
the Madness.
     Yet another Veteran of past DM 33 Hammer sponsored contests took the floor
[after the assembled banqueters had cheered and jeered The Greek Guy that if he DID
enter the FID competition in the coming Madness that he had No Prayer of Winning the
     This Veteran was dressed for the Masked Ball in Plate Mail and Full Helm while
carrying as many Shields as was humanly possible!
     "ScumMeister" manager also told the assembled masses that he too was uncertain
as to whether or not he would be sending a stable for the coming Madness; however, he
did point out that Hammer's contests were some of the most Intriguingly Competitive
in all of Alastari and that it was difficult to ignore competing in the Madness.
     Choruses of Boos, Jeers and a Few Cheers erupted from the crowd of revelers as
manager concluded his short speech with the speculation that he MIGHT send a stable
to the Madness in Morya to be a part of the History of a Slow Arena Hammer Contest.
     TigToad had to wait PATIENTLY for the crowd to quiet down [after manager had
taken his seat] due to the popularity of "manager Bashing" among the assembled
     "Reminds me of some of the posts on the Round Table," chuckled TigToad as he
extended greetings from his friend Zalgor Prigg who was too busy in DM 74 with
running the ZalCon to attend the banquet.
     TigToad exhorted Maximillian that the Madness success or failure would be
influenced in a large part by the accuracy of posting the contest updates each month
and how "Mad Max" and his Morya Mathematicians would handle all the gripes and
complaints from the Oddest Assortment of Managers to Ever Assemble for a Hammer
Sponsored Contest in a Slow Arena.
     Sadly, TigToad and his Brotherhood of the Blade alliance mates Rillion and
Zalgor Prigg would be unable to send stables to Morya for the coming Madness [due to
their extensive network of stables committed to other arenas], but he assured the
competitors that such a Historic Assemblage in a Slow Arena would be well worth the
time, effort and money spent to compete against the Oddest Assortment of Managers to
Ever Assemble in a Slow Arena for a Hammer Sponsored Contest.
     Dameon Darkheart greeted Hammer and the assembled guests with a short speech
about Hammer sponsored contests being some of the most Competitive and Entertaining
contests a Manager could compete in.
     His DM 33 stable Obsidian Hall was no stranger to the Excitement of Hammer
sponsored contests.  Being a Friendly Foe in DM 33 it was a Great Honor to migrate a
stable to Morya for the Madness to Beat Up On Hammer's Warriors in DM 28 for the
Victories and Skill Learns that they would CERTAINLY PROVIDE!
     After all, it was COMMON KNOWLEDGE that Hammer had Garnered the Team Suffering
the Most Defeats in two of Hammer's Historic Contests on Niytyole Island!
     Dameon Darkheart offered another Toast to Hammer before sitting down to the
thunderous applause and laughter of the assembled masses.
     Another of Hammer's Friendly Foes stood up to Roast the Host.  Fizban and Hammer
had first met in North Fork where Fizban had Killed a couple of Hammer's warriors and
boasted about it in the DM 47 P-ads.
     Thus began a friendly rivalry that bordered more on friendship than animosity.
Fizban began a long winded explanation of his accomplishments in the Alastari Slow
Arenas and his battles with Hammer and some of the other Madness Managers.
     The old white haired wizard droned on and on while the guests helped themselves
to platefuls of delicacies and talked amongst themselves.
     Fizban concluded his scatter brained tirade with boasts that the Fascist
Federation would make their mark in the coming Madness [even if Fizban were the only
FF alliance mate to enter the contest!]
     Apex stood to his feet and made a short and simple challenge to Fizban to pit
his warriors against those under the management of Apex or any of his alliance mates
[that is, once the crowd quieted down enough for Apex to issue his challenge to
Fizban and any other member of the Fascist Federation who was within earshot!]
     Shouts of Defiance and Challenges issued forth throughout the crowd of
banqueters as men and women wagered their Gold and other Assets on the outcome of
Battles Yet To Be in the 28 rounds of Madness.
     Shadowgate was the next to stand and address the boisterous crowd of Madness
revelers.  He was 6-feet tall and weighed 170 pounds.  His Black Eyes stood out from
the black hair with silver streaks that served as his crown of quiet confidence.
Black pants and shirt with full midnight cloak adorned the frame of the Cagey Veteran
     Here was a Seasoned Style Masters Champion from the most recent Hammer sponsored
contest in DM 33.  An Adversary worth competing against for ANY Manager seeking to
make a name for themselves by crossing blades with one of the Best the Madness had
drawn to Morya.
     Shadowgate wore two silver rings and a round silver amulet that were set with
large single rubies.  Yet it was the Laen Alloy Longsword that made his appearance
the Most Formidable [Laen being an Incredibly Strong Volcanic Glass which takes
Magical Bindings Quite Easily!]
     Fair Warning was given to ALL Madness Managers Who were Competing for the First
Time in a Hammer Sponsored Contest.  Blood was SURE to RUN RED on the Sands of the
Madness as the Competition for the Style Masters Awards would CERTAINLY PRODUCE
     Shadowgate assured the Newcomers to the Hammer Sponsored Contest that they would
NOT be Disappointed by the Quality of Competition during the 28 rounds of Morya
Madness.  Something for Everyone was his Toast to the Madness Managers.
     Daisy Hammer was one of the original Flower Power warriors that Hammer had
deactivated, before returning to Morya 4+ years later to Host the Madness.  The Dark
Brown Haired, Blue Eyed Karnhorn had managed to stay alive long enough for the
opening round of the Madness.
     The Slender and Seductive Slasher was "easy on the eyes" despite her Potential
for Dealing Death in the Arena.  She welcomed Everyone to the Madness and Vowed to
Enhance her Killing Capability in the upcoming Tourney.
     After all, there were Multiplied Dozens of Initiates Entering the Madness on
Turn 228 and it would NOT BE LONG Before those Initiates would be Ascending the
Madness Ranks in the Mad Scramble for Skill Learns at the Expense of those Ranked
     Daisy Hammer Assured EVERY Manager that she would make their warriors PAY for
EVERY SKILL LEARN Dealt By Her Blade.  Down Challenges were to BE EXPECTED as soon as
ANY Potential Style Masters were within SLASHING Distance.
     Scattered Boos and rounds of Applause rippled through the crowd as Daisy Hammer
took her seat.  Hammer nodded his approval.
     Street Legal stood up and bowed to the crowd as he thanked Maximillian for
supplying him the stable that would be competing in the Madness.
     Indeed, the stable now known as Classic Arcade was originally scouted and
managed by "Mad Max" Maximillian, who unselfishly(?) offered the stable to Street
Legal as an Enticement to Compete in the Morya Madness Mayhem.
     Street Legal was Excited to Compete in a Hammer Hosted Contest in a Slow Arena
after getting a Taste of Contest Competition in the Current ZalCon in DM 74 and
Crossing Blades in Niytyole Island with his Of Mythos and Men stable.  This was the
Type of Manager Representing the "X" Factor of the Unknown in the coming Madness.
     Although Street Legal had been managing stables since Alastari was in its early
stages of Arena Development, an 8 year hiatus from the sands had whet his appetite
for the Greatness of Competition since returning to Alastari nearly 2 years ago.
     The Death Squad in the Andorian Arena of Tobir had been under Street Legal's
management since Turn 20, but this Hungry Manager was FAR from being Andorian.
     Snickers of applause rippled through the crowd as Street Legal took his seat.
Shouts of "Watch Your Back!"  and other good natured Banter echoed from among the
     Southern Boy was the next to address the crowd with his Mississippi drawl.  He
was not much to look at as far as flamboyance goes, because he wore blue jeans and T-
shirts from his original dimension.  He was one of the first to declare a stable for
the Madness.
     "Ah'm from a place known only as Mississippi and Ah have no ideea how I first
arrived here in Alastari," Southern Boy drawled.  "Good thing Ah can make friends
easily because that is how Ah was introduced to the world of gladiatorial combat."
     "Ah sharpened my teeth by opening Muh first guild house on the blood red sands
of Ardivent with Muh Jokers Wild Team.  Succeeded in graduating a couple of warriors
from that guild.  Balls Of Steel and Jack Of Spades, a Waste and a Total Parry
   "As Ah gained knowledge and an edge for Killing, Ah was drawn to the Legendary
Arena of Niania where Ah participated in a secretive Blood Games there."
     "Ah opened up the Moment Of Silence guild in the underworld of Niania that gave
me much pleasure!  Muh team thrived for many turns and Ah graduated such warriors as
T-Totaller, Crazy Ivan, Da'meon and Shredder."
     "Shredder was a Tournament Champion Slasher in one Initiates Tournament way back
when.  Alas, at the time when Ah was building other guildhouses around Alastari and
Muh knowledge of the games was beginning to flourish, Ah awoke back in Muh original
     "Ah found that Ah had slipped into an alternate universe on a night when Ah was
studying Linear Algebra for a college exam and the calculations Ah was working on had
opened a doorway for Muhself into the world of Alastari."
     "But Ah did not know for sure how to do it again and Ah longed for many days to
get back to Alastari, but to no avail!"
     "Now 8 years had passed and Ah came across some old notes from Muh college days.
When Ah saw a certain set of problems and variables Ah knew Ah had stumbled upon the
correct calculations to return to Muh second home."
     "When Ah returned to Niania through Muh dimensional door Ah found Muh guildhouse
boarded up and dusty.  When Ah ventured outside Ah found a flyer hung on the wall of
Muh guild.  It mentioned in some splendor that a new contest was being started in the
city of Morya and Ah knew Ah had time to travel there and begin Muh adventures in
Alastari anew!"
     After thanking Hammer and Maximillian for co-sponsoring the contest and inviting
him to sit at the Head Table in honor of being one of the first Veteran Returnees to
register for the Madness, Southern Boy sat down to a thunderous standing ovation for
his return to Alastari and his excitement to start a new adventure in the Madness of
     Flagg was the next to stand up and express his gratitude to Hammer for receiving
him as the new Quartermaster General of the Crimson Ascension Family of the Vendetta
Cartel with a short and simple promise that he would do his alliance mates proud in
the coming Madness.
     Applause and scattered boos for the Vendetta Cartel rippled through the crowd as
GrimmDorr the Half Elf stood to make his presence known by leaning upon his GreatAxe
as he greeted the assembled masses for the coming Madness.
     "Glory Awaits One and All in the Coming Madness!"  shouted the Half Elf as he
gripped his GreatAxe as though it were his lover come to greet him in a time of great
stress.  "Would that I could Join You on the Sands of the Madness!"
     GrimmDorr scanned the masked faces in the crowd of banqueters as he paused for
dramatic effect.  "Yet My GreatAxe Shall Yet Taste the Blood It Seeks!"
     As GrimmDorr took his seat he kept his trained warrior eye on the reactions of
the masked revelers as they applauded and shouted encouragement to the old warrior
[for GrimmDorr had NOT Forgotten what Hammer had Forewarned!]
     Yet another Crimson Ascension Family member of the Vendetta Cartel rose to speak
as Noachian began extolling the praises of Kjarran.
     Noachian stood about 5-feet 8 or 9-inches tall.  His brown eyes, jet black hair
and goatee along with his olive complexion failed to reveal the Karnhorn's age of
about 50 years old.  However, that was due in great part to the magic of his lover
Lady Egenai [who runs a House of Pleasure in Zuwayza] who made sure her lover looked
and felt younger to satisfy her ravenous desires during their rendezvous.
     Leaning upon his Longsword, Noachian looked over to Hammer and laughed.
     "I remember our days in Vithicar, friend Hammer!  It was a lot of fun.  I'm
surprised the Gladiatorial Commission closed it down.  It was a fairly decent arena
when last I was there.  The weather was abysmal and there were a bunch of crazy mages
running around blowing things up.  But the arena was great."
     "There were some good teams in the City of Mages!  I remember Sacco's Shadows,
The Bond and of course your Vicious Fish.  I think I avoided your Fish the most in
that arena.  You had some very dangerous Fish there.  So most of our fights were of
the random matchup kind."
     "I think our last fight there was the Delva Deshret vs.  Cold Blooded Vert.  As
you know Delva killed Vert in that fight.  It was a surprise.  Vert got off to a good
start, getting in some early hits on Delva.  Somewhere in the fight Delva stole the
initiative and started hacking away with her Halberd.  A few hits to the head and
Vert was dead."
     "So now we're here in Morya and what's the first thing that happens?  Jequie
Conquista kills Rose Hammer after I migrate my Endtime Prophets here from Vithicar to
tune-up for the Madness.  I'll leave you to bloodfeud as you see fit since we are
alliance mates once again.  Jequie is only a marginal fighter and may end up in the
Dark Arena, so if you manage to kill her, it won't be a big loss to me."
     "This Madness contest sounds interesting, if not a little crazy.  I'll be Daing
some of my fighters in hopes of getting some decent replacements for the Style
Masters contest.  Zitan and Jequie will stick around long enough to allow for
bloodfeud fights.  Zitan killed Gravel of BoxORox.  Zitan is finally showing signs
that he might be getting good at the gladiator stuff.  So I might keep him for the
long haul."
     "Speaking of your Fish, I am glad to hear they are migrating to Trocar.
Although you have changed their stable name to Fish Hammerz and admit that the
current roster is far less formidable than the crew in Vithicar, I will look forward
to killing them just the same as if we were in Vithicar!"
     Hammer let out a hearty laugh as Noachian lifted his glass to toast his alliance
mate as the rest of the crowd joined in on the good natured laughter and revelry of
roasting Hammer.
     "Don't Trust Him Hammer!"  shouted YoungBlood as the merry making died down.
"He may be our alliance mate but there is the taint of the Midnight Foundation upon
him if what I have read in the DM 19 Personal Ads rings true!"
     "However," continued YoungBlood in a rather calmer mood, "the Midnight
Foundation may just be trying to pit us against each other.  Of course, if we
slaughter the weaker of our alliance mate's warriors...then we will only become
stronger as a result!"
     "I am YoungBlood and pleased to be a part of the Crimson Ascension Family and a
member of the Vendetta Cartel!  I will work hard to be the best.  Not just for myself
anymore, but now for my alliance Captain and alliance mates!"
     "I will see you in Trocar Noachian!  May the sands run red with the blood of
your warriors!  Nothing like a good Family Feud to keep things interesting!"
     As YoungBlood took his seat shouts of encouragement for Noachian and YoungBlood
to Kill each other's warriors in the coming Madness were echoed by the hearty
wagering of Gold Coins as the revelers chose their favorite feuder for running the
sands red in the coming Morya Madness.
     Poppy Hammer rose from her seat as she was greeted by a chorus of whistles and
hoots and hollers as the black haired blue eyed Shagornan Elf slowly accentuated the
curves of her beautiful 5-foot 8-inch slenderly seductive body before the Flower
Hammerz Captain addressed the unruly crowd of revelers.
     Hammer's Wall Of Steel Warrior Cooly Eyed the Crowd of Prospective Style Masters
Managers and then Measured Her Words for the Madness To Be:
     "Just a Fair Warning to One and All," said the seductive Waste with her hands on
her shapely hips, "that if I still be alive when the FID contestants begin climbing
the recognition ranks...then you will have to Go Through ME to Win the FID Award!"
     Hammer nodded to Poppy Hammer as she sat down amid a chorus of boos and cheers
from the assembled contestants, a faint smile etching the corners of her mouth,
knowing that Hammer was pleased with her part in Fomenting the Minions of the
     Another Beauty from the Hammer Household stood to her feet as GimLee greeted the
revelers and proceeded to explain that bouquets of Marigolds of Madness would be
presented to each Manager Activating a Stable for the Madness.
     She also went on to explain that a Rose of Remembrance in a Vase of Violets [in
Remembrance of Rose Hammer and Violet] would be sent to each Manager during the
Madness who lost a Promising Style Masters Warrior in the heat of competition.
     Daffodils of Death would also be sent in behalf of each warrior who died by the
Torchlight of the Dark Arena.
     Petunias of Praise would also be sent to any warrior who emerged Victorious from
the Torchlight of the Dark Arena [in honor of Petunia Hammer sacrificing herself in
the Dark Arena on Turn 225 to prove herself worthy of being on the Flower Hammerz
roster of Lady Women Warriors!] to prove themselves worthy of fighting under the
banner of their respective stables during the coming Madness.
     Violets of Victory would also be presented to each victorious warrior who
claimed the Morya Arena Duelmasters Throne [in remembrance of Violet who had been
slain over 4+ years ago at the Champions Tourney when she was the reigning
Duelmistress in Morya!]
     Rousing cheers were raised to Hammer and Hammerz Flower Shoppe for the
generosity of the bouquets of flowers to be presented during the coming Madness as
GimLee took her seat as she coaxed Sensei Jan to stand and speak to the crowd.
     The woman clad in black leather with the dragon tattoos and Obsidian Daggers
glared at GimLee and muttered some dark oaths towards the assembled Madness Managers
as she spat out a mouthful of almost raw turkey that she had been gnawing upon.
     Sensei Jan scowled at the revelers as she began to grip her Obsidian Daggers and
survey the assembled banqueters once more before uttering dire epithets in their
direction for even thinking they could lay a hand on her or her warriors!
     "It is with Great Pride that I have the Honor to fight alongside Hammer, Master
Darque in Trocar, The Omnimancer and Maximillian here in the Morya Madness!"
     "Yet it gives me even Greater Pleasure to join in the Madness to Grind Other
Managers' Faces into the Madness Sands!"
     Sensei Jan leaned forward upon her Obsidian Daggers and grinned like a devil at
the Managers seated in the front row tables near the Head Table where she watched in
amusement as the color drained from their faces and beads of sweat popped out on
their foreheads [not so much from the threats, but rather the unnerving way Sensei
Jan smiled with her disfigured face all contorted in an evil grin that none of the
Managers had ever seen and hoped to NEVER See Again!]
     As Sensei Jan concluded with another round of expletives, one of the Managers
seated at a front row table made the mistake of reaching for a dinner roll in an
effort to calm himself from the unnerving sight of the grinning woman clad in black
leather with the black patch over her left eye.
     In a lightning swift motion Sensei Jan unleashed one of her Obsidian
Daggers...pinning the unsuspecting Manager's sleeve to the table.
     As the assembled guests let out gasps of disbelief at the conduct they had just
witnessed from the woman who survived the horrors of the Twisted Lands...an even more
unnerving sight gripped them as Sensei Jan sat down with a smile of satisfaction.
     Master Darque rose from his seat and stretched his 4-foot 11-inch frame in the
direction of the trembling Manager.  Just as suddenly as the Obsidian Dagger had
found its mark in the shirt sleeve of the Manager, the Obsidian Dagger returned to
its owner.
     "Really My Dear," stated Master Darque in a low tone, "you should be more
forgiving.  I extend my offer to you to join me in the Vendetta Cartel.  Such
behavior will be right at home among those of us who have banded together for the
coming Madness!"
     Master Darque waved his hand toward the murmuring crowd and offered a toast to
all the Managers who had Migrated to Morya for the Madness Yet To Be!
     "To Maximillian the Mad!"  shouted the Dark Son.
     "To Hammer!  Captain of the Vendetta Cartel and WordSmith and High Priest of the
Crimson Ascension Family in DM 28!"
     "To the Minions of the Madness!"
     Master Darque sat down with a wry smile curling at the corner of his lips.  The
Madness Managers were once again enjoying the festivities of the Hammer Fest, despite
the unexpected reaction from Sensei Jan.
     ElGon the Warrior Elf stood to his feet and leaned upon his BattleAxe as he
surveyed the now festive crowd...then glared at Wimpy who was seated next to him.
     "Wimpy is a Crafty One!"  bellowed ElGon.  "I wagered 1000 Gold Coins to
Hammer's 100 Gold Coins that Wimpy WOULD NOT Name His Stable the Wimps Of Madness!
Do NOT Underestimate WIMPY!"
     "You Never Know About That Wimpy!"  spat ElGon in Mock Disgust, rather enjoying
the limelight and adding to the festive atmosphere in an attempt to generate more
revenue from the prospective wagering at the 28 HFS Stalls located throughout Morya.
     "Wimpy Won a TOGS Contest and in the current ZalCon Wimpy Laments About the
Feebleness of His Stable!  Wimpy Downplays His Warriors In Every Arena Where A Wimps
Stable Resides!  Yet Wimpy Finds Ways for the Wimps to Win!"
     "Wager Your Gold at the Hammerz Flower Shoppe Stalls in Morya!  Officially
Registered with the City Fathers!  Wimps Of Madness!  Bah!  Beware the Wimps!"
     ElGon sat down and slapped Wimpy on the back as the Wimps Of Madness Manager
stood to his feet amidst the cheers, jeers and guffaws of laughter that ElGon had
stirred up among the gathered Madness Managers.
     "My Dear Man...er...Elf," began Wimpy with a flair for the dramatic as all eyes
were keenly focused on the Manager of the Wimps Of Madness.
     "I am by far the Oldest Manager in all of Alastari!  Wise??  Feeble??  Sneaky??
Brain Dead??  I am but a Human with NO Magical Powers at all...although I do have a
Very Close Relationship with a Guy Named Al Zimmer!"
     "When I first came to Alastari, it was from far across the southeastern sea.  I
brought with me a bunch of WOULD BE Fighters who were fleeing their land, because
they couldn't stand up to the Amazons there!"
     "I put my First Team in Aljafir and after a year or two I started a new team in
a new arena named Aradi that was hosting its Grand Opening!  I managed to have the
FIRST FIGHTER to EVER GRADUATE from Aradi.  Whiffle...an Aimed Blow of All Things!"
     "Many people used to kid me for eating a small pile of chopped up cow that I
would fry and put between two pieces of bread.  Looked like a Small Cow Flop cut in
half!  Then I would put some type of Red Fruit and Green Leaves on it and EAT
IT...YES...I Did!"
     "But now I have been here in this land so long that I just eat NORMAL Alastari
Food.  Although I Do Lean Toward Food Favored by the GOURMET!  Goose Liver is ONE of
My Favorites!  But Please Don't Tell Lucy Goosee of Wimps Most Fowl!"
     "I Believe there are FAR TOO MANY Macho Managers in Alastari!  I refuse to
engage in Smack Talk.  I think those who DO are trying to cover their Inability to
Manage.  I take the HUMBLE Road.  Always Complaining about how POOR My Fighters are.
Something like a Good Number of Modern Day Football Coaches Do in Other Lands!  One
of My Favorite Sayings Comes from Coaching Football in Such a Land:"
     "We are small, but we are slow."
     "Naturally, MOST of My Stables are placed in ANDORIAN ARENAS.  Lately, there
have been a Few Exceptions as I have Entered SOME Contests held in arenas that are
NOT of the ANDORIAN Persuasion.  Such as the Madness here in Morya!"
     "I take Fighters that NO ONE ELSE will Recruit...because they are WIMPS!"
     "I try to help them improve their Self Esteem and NOT Disgrace Themselves in the
arena!  MOST of the Time I FAIL.  I DO NOT Put MUCH Effort in Tournaments.  I Do
Attend a Face to Face once in a while."
     "I DO NOT Send Fighters to ALL Tournaments because I am NOT a Tournament
Manager!  My MAIN Reason for Sending Fighters to Tournaments is to IMPROVE Their
Skills and Stats to HELP Them in Their Regular Arenas and CONTESTS!"
     "I have TRIED Recruiting Fighters for Tournaments, but I have found that the
Effort and COST of Recruiting Hundreds of Fighters in HOPES of Finding ONE Who MIGHT
DO WELL in Tournaments is PURE FOLLY!"
     "At My Advanced Age there is NOT Time Enough LEFT to Develop a Fighter to get to
the TOP in Primus or Gateway.  Therefore FEW of My Fighters Advance Beyond ADM."
     "If This Be Madness??  Then Madness It Be!!!!!"
     "Now ElGon," grinned Wimpy at the Warrior Elf, "be sure to inform your customers
at the Wagering Stalls that My Wimps Of Madness are the Ones with the Yellow and
Orange Targets Painted on the Front and the BACK of Their Armor!!!!!"

     Wimpy sat down as a thunderous applause broke forth from the banqueters that
gave way to a Standing Ovation and Promised of Increased Wagering and New Stables
Joining the Minions of the Madness for a Shot at the Wimps Of Madness!
     Lady Martilyo waited patiently for the crowd to come back to some semblance of
order before she presented Hammer with a surprise gift from her heart.
     Hammer graciously accepted the Cebuana Isla Chainmail Shirt that was Extremely
Light Weight and FAR MORE DURABLE than the Chainmail Shirts in Alastari.
     Lady Martilyo then pledged herself to fight in behalf of Hammer as a Lieutenant
in the Vendetta Cartel and Healer and High Priestess of the Crimson Ascension Family
in DM 28.
     The Black Haired Beauty planted a kiss on Hammer's cheek and vowed to Fight by
His Side whenever the Covenant Call Demanded.
     However, she graciously declined the invitation to send a stable to Trocar for
the Vendetta Cartel Free For All as she was quite content to remain in Morya and help
oversee Hammer's interests at Hammerz Flower Shoppe and Hammerz Flower Garden.
     Before being seated, Lady Martilyo asked everyone to stand to their feet and
give Maximillian a round of applause as the Madness contest was in Honor of "Mad
     Maximillian rose to his feet with the brooding Cimmerian-like sullen black eyes
that were set in the chiseled features adorned by the straight black hair atop his 6-
foot 250 pound frame.  Highly Honorable and Quick Tempered, Maximillian surveyed the
     "Welcome One and All to Maximillian's Morya Madness!!!!!"
     The crowd of revelers roared their approval as they raised their glasses and
voices in a thunderous Applause of Toasting and Shouting for the Blood Letting to
     "For many months I have been seeking to increase the number of ACTIVE STABLES in
Morya Arena to bring DM 28 back to its Days of Former Glory!"
     Maximillian waited for the uproar to die down once more before proceeding.
     "I have been Highly Favored by the Gods of the Badlands to have contacted Hammer
and Persuaded His Return to Morya.  Little did I know of Hammer's prowess in sending
forth the Call to Clash in a Contest of Madness that would draw You ALL here from all
across Alastari to compete in the Greatest Slow Arena Contest Ever Held in Alastari!"
     "I especially welcome Street Legal who has Honored me by registering for the
Madness with a stable that I have hand picked and sent to him as a Gift for answering
the Call to Compete in the Madness!"
     "It is also a Great Honor to have Crip return to Morya for the Madness and also
for Apex to assemble a stable here in Morya as well for the Madness that is to Be!"
     "I remember when first I came from the Badlands to Tricorus in '86.  I was a
Complete Failure as a Manager!  I think I ran at 30% W/L and I DID NOT Even Know What
Skills Were!  I remember running my First Basher in APA/F with GS, ML, MS just as
Backups!  It All Seems Pretty Funny Now.  I Thought SP, ST and CN were the Most
Important Stats.  I Only Played for about 6 months then went inactive until '92 or
     "That's when I got ahold of Crip and Tex of Tex's Rangers.  They pointed me in
the RIGHT Direction after sending MANY Letters Back and Forth.  I Jumped Around a LOT
Trying to Find a Home Arena.  I went to Lapur, Monuntial, Dragonhead, Fratsfa,
Snowbound, Chimlevtal and North Fork."
     "Finally I Decided to Hang My Hat in Morya and Arkers!  I Actually Consider
Arkers as My Home Arena.  Yet I Have Had the Burning Desire to Bring Morya to Greater
Glory than in the Past!  My Dream of Madness As It Were!"
     "I Have Won Respect In My Arenas By Running Consistent 57-60% W/L Records!"
     "My Main Personal Goal During the Madness is to Retain Our Former Glory in
Morya.  My Badlanders Ruled the Top Chartered Team Award for AT LEAST Twenty Turns.
However, after Graduating the Original Stable the MANY Dark Arena Fights Plundered
Our W/L Record Down to What Now is 7th or 8th in the Stable Rankings!"
     "This Shall Be Remedied During the Madness!"
     "As I Mentioned Before, Hammer was Persuaded to Return to Morya and I posed to
him the simple dilemma of how to increase the stables to actively participate here on
a Regular Basis.  Little did I know that Hammer had the Power to Persuade Managers to
Assemble for a Contest Unlike ANY Ever Seen Before in a Slow Arena!"
     "Hammer's Years of Experience in Hosting Contests in Niytyole Island had
Developed an Extensive Array of Prize Categories that Hammer has Molded into the
Morya Madness 28 Prize Categories for DM 28 for ALL to Compete and Claim Prizes!"
     "Hammer's Vision of Maximillian's Morya Madness has been Transcribed by the
WordSmith and sent throughout Alastari with the End Result of a Mass Migration to
Morya for the Coming Madness Featuring the Oddest Assortment of Managers to Ever
Assemble for a Hammer Sponsored Contest!"
     "Friends and Foes Have Answered the Call to Combat in a Contest of Epic
Proportions!  It Does My Blood Good to See Guardian and Ultraist Crawl Out from the
Rocks Where They Have Been Hiding to Cross Blades with the Badlanders!"
     "How the Swords of My Badlanders Thirst for the Blood of Guardian's and
Ultraist's Warriors!  What Great Satisfaction It Will Be to GRIND Them Under the
Heels of My Boots and Show the Assembled Masses How Pathetic Their Stables Really Are
When Compared to the Badlanders of the Madness!"
     "I Have Gone to Great Lengths to Assure that Maximillian's Morya Madness WILL BE
the Largest and MOST Memorable Event to Ever Be Recorded in Alastari History!"
     "You Have NOT Disappointed My Dream!  My Hard Work!  My Endless Efforts to
Contact Managers from Across Alastari to Come Compete in the Madness Contest!"
     "I Shall Rule This Arena!  I Shall Crush Those Who Oppose My Won Lost Record!
Managers Shall Cry Beware of the Badlanders!"
     "What Madness Is This?"
     "Maximillian's Morya Madness!!!!!"
     Maximillian kept on Ranting and Raving for the next few minutes as the Madness
Managers Jumped to their Feet and Stood on Tables and Chairs Cheering and Shouting
Challenges Against the Badlanders and Against One Another.
     Hammer stood to his feet once the noise had died down and extended his hand
toward Maximillian and shouted, "Mad Max Everyone!"
     The Reveling Erupted Once Again!!!!!
     "Welcome to the Madness!"  shouted Hammer once again.  "You are among the Oddest
Assortment of Managers to Ever Assemble for a Hammer Sponsored Contest!"
     "Not All of You Could Be Seated at this Head Table to Say a Few Words to Those
Who Assembled for this Hammer Fest Prior to the April Tourney and Opening Round of
Maximillian's Morya Madness Beginning in May!"
     "So a Selected Few Who Define What the Madness Represents from a Cross Section
of Contestants and Personal Guests were Given the Opportunity to Sit Before You and
Speak to You of the Madness Yet To Be!"
     "It Was NOT My Intention To Sleight Anyone!  Many More of You Would Be Welcome
to Speak.  But Time and Space Does Not Allow for Such Grandness!"
     "If You Have A Complaint with Hammer then Bring it to the Madness Sands Against
My Flower Hammerz Warrior Women!"
     "Not Everyone Who Hears the Call Will Answer the Call to the Madness!  Those of
You Who Do Will Not Be Disappointed.  This Will Be the Greatest Ever Hammer Sponsored
Contest Featuring the Oddest Assortment of Managers to Ever Assemble for a Hammer
Sponsored Contest Being Held in a Slow Arena!"
     "Now Let Us Dismiss to the Grand Ball Room to Enjoy the Entertainment Provided
by Rook and his Raven Theatre!"
     Hammer took Lady Martilyo by the arm as he withdrew an Elven Orb of Transport
from within the folds of his cloak and then held it aloft for all to marvel at before
disappearing in a flash of brilliant purple light and reappearing with his lady in
the Grand Ball Room where he was able to greet everyone as they entered from the
Banquet Hall.
     "BAH!"  muttered Maximillian as Hammer and his lady disappeared from view.
"Hammer may enjoy scattering his atoms with Elven Magic, but I will not!"
     Then looking to the Minions of the Madness "Mad Max" proclaimed:
     "Let Us Proceed to the Grand Ball Room and Join Hammer and Lady Martilyo for the
Grand Entertainment Provided by Rook and the Raven Theatre!"
     As the guests made their way to the Grand Ball Room Abraxis and Firehawk were
huddled together in a corner making notes of every Manager and Warrior name that was
spoken concerning entry into the Madness.
     Soon they would have a "Hit List" compiled to share with their alliance mates in
an effort to give themselves an edge in the coming Madness Style Masters Competition.
     From across the room Jack Wolfspider raised his Longbow in a silent salute
towards Abraxis and Firehawk.  Jack was dressed in a nondescript gray with a gray
mask for the Masked Ball that barely covered the few scars that crisscrossed his face
from a life of adventuring.  His graying beard and hair blended in with his early
mid-fifties frame in an almost unnoticeable fashion by those in a hurry to assemble
in the Grand Ball Room.  What his ears heard would bring a hefty bag of gold from
Guildmaster Ehrvan Torving of Lapur when news of the Madness and those who had
assembled was at a Premium.
     The 6-foot 190-pound frame of Lord Chaos brooded from afar as he kept his eyes
upon Abraxis.  Although his skin was pale and his long blonde hair was pulled back
into a tail that curled at the base of his skull [making him rather good looking in a
plain sort of way]...  it was the eyes of Lord Chaos that made him an Unique
     The eyes of Lord Chaos were pools of slowly swirling color with a soft glow that
Literally Reflected His Mood by Flashing when he was Angry and Swirling Faster
whenever he became Excited.
     His eyes were Swirling Faster due to the fact that he had been able to complete
a transaction during the Hammer Fest to purchase an old warehouse where the Chaos
Mage was able to furnish a Guildhouse for his stable of Chaositects.
     The shiny silver-toned skin of The Omnimancer glowed in the light cascading from
the Grand Ball Room.  Although his mood was twisted and melancholy, the music and
entertainment provided by Rook and his Raven Theatre had a somewhat calming effect.
     The Omnimancer amused himself by drifting through the crowded Ball Room and
directing his magic to alter the components of the brooches and buttons on the
costumes of the unsuspecting guests.  Some would be transformed into more luxurious
worth, while others were changed from priceless to common place imitations of what
they once were.
     A twisted smile adorned his 5-foot 10-inch silver toned frame as The Omnimancer
particularly enjoyed playing these tricks on those who had offended him in Alastari.
     At times The Omnimancer would animate some of the articles of jewelry and then
return them to their former form.  The merry makers were somewhat confused by the
activity of their jewelry, but laughed it off as an effect of the food and drink at
     Assurnasirbanipal was seen conferring with ElGon the Warrior Elf regarding the
current odds and wagering that had been placed upon the Bashers of Bad Germs.
     Bum was in attendance and made the decision to register a stable for the coming
Madness due to the Interesting Assortment of Stables and Managers Migrating to Morya.
     Many Other Managers Both Known and Unknown made their way into the Grand Ball
Room for the Hammer Fest Festivities such as Kat, Kalkin, the Mun, Maximus Decimus,
Dr Druid, CFH, Baphomet, Simon, Phat Phat, Slaughter Priest, Distorted and Manray F.
     Prophet made his way outside in search of some ladies.  Prophet was a
combination of Napoleon [short and egotistical!], Friar Tuck [the hair thing with a
little circular bald spot!] and Al Bundy [his outlook on the future, the love of
women with no morals and the fact that nothing ever goes his way!]
    The one time ruler of the Thrill Kill Kult had given up the Kult life because of
the Taxes on the Compounds and the Followers Getting Weirder by the Month!
     Now the Owner and Operator of a video store [Now On Video] it had become
Prophet's Newest Lifetime Ambition to collect various ladies' phone numbers and watch
all the movies that he possibly can watch!
     As Prophet proceeded to approach a rather buxom young woman to inquire of her
availability for the night...a most UNEXPECTED thing happened!
     What would be known on another world as a Belgian cyclist came careening down a
pathway [under the influence of the Fermented Root of the Realm] as Prophet froze.
     Dr.  Mabuse rode unsteadily toward Prophet, his unkempt dark hair and long black
trench coat blowing wildly in the wind that was creating a whipping motion by the
Great Carriage Conveyance Contraption that the Mad Alchemist had built for his
Amusement and Transport round about Morya during the Madness!
     Prophet and Dr.  Mabuse both went flying end over end into the nearby shrubbery
where they spent the rest of the night Dazed and Confused by the Madness Collision!

     SOMEWHERE IN THE SEWERS OF MORYA the Misshapen Form of a Hulking Figure Shambled
its way to its Destination of Darkest Despair!
     Into the Shadows of the Sewer System it Shambled...
     Clutching a Precious Cargo without Price...
     While Somewhere Beneath Morya a Child Screams.....

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                              ELGON'S ELEGIBLE ENTRIES
                             Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold!  Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

     01.  Streptococcus (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] DEAD April 2003 Tourney
     02.  Coliform (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] DEAD DA'd T-227
     03.  Staph.  Aureus (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs]
     04.  Anyja (T-227) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
     05.  Lady Consolacion (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
     06.  Chopin (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
     07.  Bach (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
     08.  Missy Mayhem (T-227) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects]
     09.  Broadside (T-227) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects
     01.  Clost.  Perfringens (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] DEAD April 2003
Tourney/Input Error
     02.  Lost (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate] DEAD April 2003 Tourney
     03.  Shurlee Ujest (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
     01.  Rhinovirus (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs]
     02.  Farkle (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
     03.  Freya (T-227) [Kat/"Valhalla"]
     04.  Balder (T-227) [Kat/"Valhalla"]
     05.  Sif (T-227) [Kat/"Valhalla"]
     06.  Coppertone (T-227) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
     07.  Vivaldi (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
     08.  Diaper Bag (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
     09.  Teddy Bear (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
     10.  Spasm (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
     11.  Immortal Coil (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
     12.  Louis E.  Fur (T-227) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects]
Total Parodys
     01.  Venus Fly Hammer (T-226) [Hammer/Flower Hammerz] DQ'd 1st FE T-226
     02.  Marigold Hammer (T-226) [Hammer/Flower Hammerz] DQ'd 1st FE T-226
     03.  Nonce (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
     04.  Star (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate] TV'd April 2003 Rookies Tourney
     05.  Lady Maria (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
     06.  Gypsy (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
     07.  Frigg (T-227) [Kat/"Valhalla"]
     01.  Bubkes (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness] DEAD April 2003 Tourney
     02.  Allure (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
     03.  Sponge Bob (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
     01.  Pettifogger (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
     02.  Dream (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate]
     03.  Talisman (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
     04.  Andrea Hannos (T-227) [Dr.  Mabuse/Redlands Peleton]
     05.  Razorback (T-227) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
     06.  Bottle Boy (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
     01.  Twitter (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
     02.  Infinity (T227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate]
     03.  Lady Emelita (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
     04.  Philippa (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
     05.  Mystic Zealot (T-227) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
     06.  Mozart (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
     07.  Ly T'Ning (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
     01.  Paradox (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate]
     02.  Buffy (T227) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
     03.  Lady Beatriz (T-27) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
     04.  Kakini Rouge (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
     05.  Tyr (T-227) [Kat/"Valhalla"]
     06.  Mesmeric Fiend (T-227) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
     07.  Organ Grinder (T-227) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
     08.  Genevieve (T-227) [Dr.  Mabuse/Redlands Peleton]
     09.  Iris (T-227) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
     10.  Handel (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
     11.  Baruk Khazad (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
     12.  Thun D'Ar (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
     13.  Dimachaerus (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
     14.  Gardenia Hammer (T-227) [Hammer/Flower Hammerz]
     01.  Lady Dominga (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
     02.  Construct (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
     03.  Six (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
     04.  Digustini (T-227) [Dr.  Mabuse/Redlands Peleton]
     01.  Reagent (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
     02.  Tuesday's Child (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
     03.  Mr Book (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
     04.  Ironfist (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
     05.  Usurper (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]

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                  Morya Madness Contest Categories and Prize Awards
                                      by Hammer

      [Turn 228 Due date: May 8th 2003 thru Turn 255 Due date: June 16th 2005]
       Morya Madness DM 28 Contest Categories [28]

 1.  Most Team Wins
 2.  Most Team Kills
 3.  First Initiate Duelmaster
 4.  Turn 255 Duelmaster
 5.  Style Masters
 6.  Turn 255 Top Warriors By Style
 7.  MMM: Morya Madness Marathon Award
 8.  Team Suffering the Most Defeats [minimum 100 arena fights]
 9.  Team Suffering the Most Deaths [minimum 100 arena fights/no DA's counted]
10.  Most Bloodfeuds Revenged
11.  Most Avoided Team
12.  Team Avoiding Most
13.  Team with the Most Graduates
14.  Team with the Most Duelmasters [per Turn]
15.  Team with the Most This Week's Favorite Warrior [per Turn]
16.  Team with the Most Least Popular Fighter [per Turn]
17.  Top Point Gainer [accumulating Top 5 Teams on the Move points per Turn]
18.  Turn 255 #1 Team on the Move
19.  Turn 255 This Week's Most Popular Warrior
20.  Turn 255 Least Popular Fighter This Week
21.  Turn 255 Highest Ranked Active Challenger Champion
22.  Turn 255 Highest Ranked Acive Champion
23.  Turn 255 Highest Ranked Active Challenger Adept
24.  Turn 255 Highest Ranked Active Adept
25.  Turn 255 Highest Ranked Active Challenger Inititiate
26.  Turn 255 Highest Ranked Active Initiate
27.  a.Morya Madness Top Mailer Tourney Team [total points/4 tourneys]
     b.Morya Madness Top F2F Tourney Team [total points/4 tourneys]
28.  Team with the Most "Most Challenged Warriors" [per Turn]

***** Tourney Points
5 pts per Win
10 pts per Kill
15 pts per TV [in addition to win + kill pts]
20 pts per TC Runnerup [15 + 5  in addition to  win + kill pts]
25 pts per TC [15 +10 in addition to win + kill pts]
No points subtracted for losses or deaths

Tie Breaker Formula for Categories 1-26, 28
1.  Most Team Kills
2.  Least Number of Warriors DA'd During Contest
3.  Most TC's
4.  Most TV's
5.  Hammer Decides

Tie Breaker Formula for Categories 27a & 27b
1.  Most Tourney Kills
2.  Least Number of Tourney Deaths
3.  Most TC's
4.  Most TV's
5.  Hammer Decides

First Initiate Duelmaster [FID]: Category Number 3
     A favorite of Hammer Contest participants, the FID is a race to see which
Warrior ascends the Arena Duelmaster Throne from among those listed in the Initiates
on the Opening Round or Any Round thereafter.
     This means that a warrior listed in the Challenger Initiates on the Opening
Round may qualify for the FID race ONLY if said warrior suffers a loss that drops
his/her recognition points into the Initiates class on any subsequent turn of play.
     The First Initiate from said listing to battle their way to the Arena
Duelmasters Throne  during the Hammer Contest is declared to be the FID winner.
     Warriors need not declare their Fighting Style for this category as all warriors
who enter the Arena and become listed as Initiates are automatically classified as
     However, as the contest continues turn by turn, it becomes more difficult for an
incoming Initiate to overtake those warriors who began fighting during the first two
or three rounds of the contest.

Style Masters: Category Number 5
     Style Masters are warriors from any of the 10 Duelmasters Fighting Styles.
     Each Style Master contestant is to have ZERO (0) Basic Arena Fight Experience
when entering the Arena for their FIRST Basic Arena Fight at any time on ANY TURN
during the Hammer Contest.
     To qualify as a Style Master Contestant, the Manager of the warrior MUST DECLARE
the Fighting Style of each warrior competing as a Style Master by submitting a P-ad
[Personal Ad] in the newsletter where the Hammer Contest is being held, either ON or
BEFORE  the turn said warrior fights his/her FIRST Basic Arena Fight any time during
the course of the Hammer Contest.
     [Consideration will be given to those whose P-ads are printed the turn
immediately following their First Basic Arena Fight].
     Personal Ads MUST INCLUDE the Warrior Name, Team Name, Manager Name and Fighting
     The idea of this category is that every manager in the Hammer Contest Arena will
know the Fighting Style of every Style Master contestant, thus making the winner of
each Fighting Style prove they are a Champion by battling their way past their own
Style Competitors, plus overcoming the odds of unfavorable matchups vs.  the Fighting
Styles most favored by the oddsmakers to beat them in a battle.
     [See Matchup Charts listed in most DM Hand Books or DM Websites].
     Visualize a fish going upstream to spawn while having to make its way past
natural predators, fishermen, shallow water, plus obstacles such as fallen trees and
rocks with rapids and small waterfalls and you get the picture of what a Style Master
must do to become the Champion of his/her Style Category.
     Warriors registered with teams migrating from Transfer Arenas MUST ALSO have
ZERO (0) Basic Arena Fights while their team was located in the Transfer Arena.
     Tourney Experienced Warriors are welcome to compete, but will be DISQUALIFIED
from the Hammer Contest if their First Basic Arena Fight lands them in the Challenger
Initiates or Higher.
     [If that is possible for a Sand Bagged Warrior?]
     Re: Warriors declared in the P-ads for a Particular Style Master Fighting Style
Category MUST BE RANKED in the Initiates Class after their First Basic Arena Fight in
the Hammer Contest Arena to qualify as a  Style Master Contestant, whether their
First Fight be a Win or a Loss.
     Style Master Winners for each of the 10 Duelmaster Fighting Styles are
determined by
1.  Being the First of their Style to Graduate from the Hammer Contest Arena
2.  If No Warrior Graduates, then the First of that Style to become the Hammer
    Contest Arena Duelmaster ON or BEFORE the FINAL TURN of the Hammer Contest is
    declared the Style Master Champion/or
3.  No Graduates or Duelmasters of that Style, then the Style Master Champion will be
    determined by the Highest Ranked ACTIVE REGISTERED Warrior of that Style listed
    in the Arena Newsletter on the Final Turn of the Hammer Contest.

Top Point Gainer: Category Number 17
     The Top Point Gainer is determined by the accumulated points tabulated from each
Hammer Contest Arena Newsletter listing the Top Five (5) Teams on the Move each turn
during the contest.
     Every time a team appears in this newsletter listing, points gained are added to
any  points gained from previous appearances on this list during the course of the
     Top Point Gainer is the team with the most accumulated points added together
from each appearance on the DM Arena Newsletter Top 5 Teams on the Move listing.

Marathon Award: Category Number 7
     This Award is given to Each Arena Team that fights a designated minimum number
of arena fights that were determined prior to the start of the Hammer Contest.
     For Example, the MMM: Morya Madness Marathon Award in DM 28 requires a minimum
of 120 fights out of a possible 140 over the course of 28 turns.
     [5 possible warriors fighting per turn, multiplied times 28 turns = 140 possible

Morya Madness DM 28  Hammer Contest Prizes
     10 New Team Rollups will be awarded to each Top Tourney Team in both the Mailer
and F2F [Categories number 27-28].
     Hammer will place the order with RSI and have the New Team Rollups mailed to the
Winning Team Managers DIRECTLY from RSI SIGHT UNSEEN.
     5 New Team Rollups will be awarded to both the First Initiate Duelmaster as well
as the Turn 255 Duelmaster [Categories number 3-4].
     Hammer will place the order with RSI and have the New Team Rollups mailed to the
Duelmasters respective Managers DIRECTLY from RSI SIGHT UNSEEN.
     3 New Team Rollups will be awarded to each Style Masters Warrior who is either:
1.  The First to Graduate/ 2.  If No Graduates, then the First of that Warrior Style
to become Duelmaster either On or Before Turn 255/ or 3.  No Graduates or Duelmaster,
then a Style Master will be awarded to the Highest Ranked ACTIVE REGISTERED Warrior
of that Style listed in the DM 28 Turn 255 Newsletter.
     Hammer will place the order with RSI and have the New Team Rollups mailed to
each Manager of each Champion Style Master DIRECTLY from RSI SIGHT UNSEEN.

  ***** RSI Approved Prizes *****
1.  Most Team Wins: Six Months Free Play in DM 28 courtesy of the gang at RSI.
2.  Most Team Kills: Rename the Dark Arena Monster of Your Choice [Renaming the Arena
    Master is a NO NO!]
3.  First Initiate Duelmaster [FID]: Rename DM 28 Arena for Six Months.
4.  Turn 255 Duelmaster: Rename the RSI Stand In Warrior of Your Choice.
5.  Style Masters: Favorite Weapon Knowledge revealed by the gang at RSI.  The
    Manager of EACH Style Master Champion wins the right to request RSI to reveal the
    Favorite Weapon of One (1) of His/Her DM 28 Contest Team Warriors.  [Managers of
    Multiple Style Master Champions Receive Multiple Favorite Weapon Revelations!]
      ***** RSI Approved Prizes Are In ADDITION To New Team Rollup Prizes *****
     The MMM: Morya Madness Marathon Award features a SURPRISE PACKAGE for all
Managers guiding their team to a MINIMUM of 120 Arena Fights out of a possible 140.
     Plus there MIGHT BE a BONUS for those MANAGERS WHO ATTEND the 2005 Summer F2F on
     A Pool of New Team Rollups will be reviewed by Hammer and Assigned as Prize
Awards for Various Categories with the Number and Quality of Rollups being Subject to
the Quantity of the Purchased/Donated Rollups for the Hammer Contest.
     Any DM Manager who is willing to Donate Unused New Team Rollups as Additional
Prizes for the Morya Madness in DM 28 are Invited to Do So.
     Please Specify the following on the BACK of EACH Donated Rollup:
     Donated to Morya Madness
          DM 28
     Category Number _______
     [Managerial Name Optional]
Rollup Donations are to be Sent To:
     Devon Hagy
     Att: Hammer DM 28
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK  74447

***** Hey Baphomet!  You can send my copy of your Handbook to the above address.
Devon Hagy is a friend of mine who is the Founder and President of Open Skies Prison

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     Flagg was sorting through stacks of request and order forms in his newly rented
office on the south side of Morya when a knock came at the door.
     "Enter," and a flick from the young wizard's right index finger opened the door.
     In walked an average looking Mirani, average looking except for the bandage
wrapped around his head.  He walked up behind Flagg and punched him squarely in the
back of the head.  Flagg's head bounced off the desk where he was seated.
     Bewilderment in his eye, Flagg spun around and looked up.  He relaxed the finger
that was swirling a paralysis rune.  "Doone!  Why do you always do that!?"
     "I died!  Died!  I was supposed to win the tourney, not die!  I was supposed to
be the unknown dark horse who wins it all!  I'll probably be fighting with the Primus
eligibles next tournament!" Doone yelled.
     Another flick of the finger and Doone instantly relaxed.  Flagg had gotten a lot
of use out of that handy little spell.  It seemed a lot of his fighters had tempers
for some reason.
     "Why are you here?" Flagg asked.
     "I came to see if I could help out your new stable," Doone replied.
     "I would appreciate the help.  I've got all this paperwork here that I have to
get done.  The Crimson Ascension Family has all sorts of stuff I have to get
     "Always too busy for your warriors," Doone snorted.
     "What's that?" Flagg asked.
     "Nothing.  Where's these newbies at?"
     "Down at the practice field by the arena.  Constance and Sterling are down there
too.  Be kind to 'em."
     Doone laughed and then turned and walked out of the office.  Flagg smiled.  They
were finally starting to act like a team.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #59 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

On the coast north of Zukal:

     The half hour it took for Harlund to return with his rowboat seemed a lot
longer.  Ghenis had finished his examination of the tracks and returned to the beach
to stare again at Veleks' body on the rock.  He was reasonably sure that the running
footsteps belonged to his thief, Veleks.  But the hoofmarks....  Long and narrow,
almost triangular in outline, and as deep as those made by a galloping horse carrying
a fully armored knight.  He didn't like the possibilities those tracks hinted at.  If
they didn't come from a native and natural beast, what then?
     The rumor was that magic was in a state of major decline due to something or
other--not that he depended on magic for anything important.  He would have expected
that to mean that interdimensional Gates couldn't be opened.  But what if the reverse
was the case, and it meant that Gates couldn't be held shut?  What if they could--
should--expect a growing flood of alien creatures, maybe even another Chaos war?  He
didn't want to think it might be coming to that, but no intelligent, practical man
denied a possibility just because he didn't like it.  And Ghenis hoped that he was
both intelligent and practical.  He frowned at Harlund, who was rowing slowly closer
along the shore.  He'd have to question the beach walker, and from what he'd seen,
Harlund would demand money just to listen, and maybe more to answer.  Greedy wretch.
     Ghenis climbed into the rowboat and sat where Harlund directed him.  The water
was cold, he could feel the chill coming up through the bottom of the boat.  And
clearer than he'd expected.  Not that there was anything of interest to see on the
muddy bottom.  A rock or two, algae furred sticks...a crisp, green curve with a line
of bright gold showing?  He leaned over to look more closely.
     "You trying to tip us over?" Harlund demanded.
     "I thought I saw something down there."  He twisted to look back as the beach
walker kept rowing.
     Harlund glanced at the shore, straight back and to either side.  "You probably
did," he said finally.  "This must be near enough to where the _Light of Els_ went
     "Should we mark the place so you can salvage--?"
     "I wouldn't touch anything out of that ship," the beach walker said flatly.
"Nor would anyone else on this coast.  In the two hundred or more years since the
_Light_ sank, I don't think anyone's touched so much as a piece of driftwood from
     Ghenis raised his eyebrows but asked no more questions.  He didn't think Harlund
would answer them, and better not to show too much interest.  But when he got back to
Zukal, he would find out all he could about a ship named the _Light of Els_.  He
returned his attention to the bottom sliding past under them.  There might be
something he could use down there.
     As they neared the rock, the bottom fell away into opaque depths.  Ten feet,
Harlund had said, but for all he could see, it might as easily have been a hundred.
He looked at Veleks and saw that the thief was moving a little.  Still alive?
Amazing.  And gratifying.  Veleks could answer some questions, then.  He was looking
forward to that.

Ibizond, between Murska and Korga:

     The news from the east was confused, more rumor than definite report, but to
Lord Protectors with time on their hands, rumor was enough.  Aghtamar and Zilla, both
Korgans who had trained in Veastian, hatched the idea between them: that they should
go east toward Zuwayza and find out what really was going on.  There might be action,
and action was something lacking in their lives since graduation.  Fist of Kjarran, a
Zuwayzan visiting the team Korgan Crusade, decided that his duty was to go with them:
there would be a chance to serve the Glorious Empire and acquire merit in the eyes of
Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde.
     The journey south from Veastian to Ibizond, a matter of some thirty miles, was
straightforward but tedious.  Mile after mile of forest, with nothing but the
possibility of a wild Shew to break the monotony, was not exciting.  And apparently
all the wild Shews were hanging out around Veastian and contributing to the troubles
there, rather than keeping travelers from falling asleep on the road to the south.
     Ibizond itself, on the main traders' road from Zuwayza and Malcorn to Murska and
Zensu was bigger than Korga but much like it.  The population was a mixture of
Karnhorn types and Harkeny, the houses were built of stone and logs, and the
government was treading a careful line between independence and Karnhorn domination.
They reached it just before sunset.
     Fist of Kjarran looked at the wooden palisade critically.  "That might stop the
Shews," he said, "but any day the Glorious Empire truly wants to take Ibizond, it
will fall.  No two ways about that."
     Zilla snorted.  "Korga wasn't a pushover, what makes you think Ibizond would
     "The Glorious Empire needs Ibizond," Fist said calmly.  "Therefore, at the right
time it will take Ibizond."  He shrugged.  "But not today."  He looked around the
main plaza curiously.  "Let's find someplace to eat and then keep going.  We could
make it to Korga tonight, I bet."
     "Too far," Zilla said.  "Close to thirty miles, and it's hilly."
     "And you'd do well not to travel after dark," someone said behind them.
     All three spun around, hands going to their swords but not drawing.  The man
behind them was tall, with gray-streaked reddish brown hair and the indefinable but
unmistakable air of a gladiator.
     "Me and Zilla grew up around Korga," Aghtamar said.  "We know the area.  And
we're all gladiators, Lord Protectors.  Sure, there's more risk at night than by day,
     "There are new problems on the road," the man said.  "My name's Cadal, gladiator
from Murska, and I'd be glad to tell you about them.  The food at the Red Cow is
good," he added, gesturing toward a modest inn.  "I'll buy dinner.  And then I have a
proposition for you."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #60 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Korga and vicinity:

     Aghtamar pushed back her bowl with a sigh of satisfaction.  She'd probably eaten
better venison stew, but she couldn't remember when.  "So tell us about the new
danger on the road here," she invited.
     Cadal drained his tankard of ale and folded his arms on the table.  "We don't
know what it is," he said, "but there have been more than a dozen travelers' deaths
between here and Mirkon [the next town east of Korga] that can't be accounted for by
any of the usual hazards.  All but one instance were lone travelers, all were moving
after dark.  A courier, a couple of traders, the rest we're not sure about.  Two
female, the rest male.  Karnhorns, mostly, but three Harkenes, a couple westerners,
Convincian, maybe.  All armed, four mounted and the others on foot."
     "A mixed lot," Fist of Kjarran said, nodding.  "Nothing to link them together--"
     "Except the way they died.  The doctor here that examined some of the bodies
called it 'heart failure'."  Cadal grimaced.  "Those of us that have been patrolling
the road and found the bodies call it 'dead of fear'.  The looks on their faces...."
He shook his head slightly.  "Whatever they met terrified them.  All but the oldest
two had run long and hard before they dropped.  We figure the oldest ones simply died
on the spot where they met...whatever it was."
     "Not a lot to go on, if you're thinking we can help you hunt this killer," Zilla
said critically.  "I suppose there aren't any tracks?"
     "Nothing we can be sure of," Cadal admitted.  "My idea is to bait them--send a
likely traveler along the road after dark and follow, hoping to come on something."
     "Damned big risk you're asking your decoy to take," Aghtamar pointed out.
     "Yes, that's why I only want Lord Protectors on this."
     "I can do this," Fist of Kjarran said briskly.  "For the glory of the Empire and
in the service of Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde, I will serve as bait to lure out
this killer who preys on innocent travelers!"

Zukal and vicinity:

     It was harder to get Veleks into the boat than Ghenis had expected.  Dead, it
might have been awkward, but alive...the little thief turned suddenly hysterical,
shrieking and weeping, trashing wildly, and begging not to be given to "the burning
eyes and flashing teeth."  Ghenis finally had to knock Veleks out so that he and
Harlund drag him into the rowboat.
     "He's nuts," Harlund growled, leaning into his oars as he drove the boat back
toward the shore.  "Burning eyes and flashing teeth.  Sounds like some kind of kid's
nightmare.  He do some kind of drugs?"
     "Veleks?  No.  He's got a few bad habits, but not drugs.  He must have seen
something real...but maybe not really what he thinks he saw."
     "He couldn't've seen something like that, not on the beach he couldn't.  There
aren't any monsters in the woods around here."  Harlund paused and looked around
uneasily, looked down into the water, which was filling with the shadows of sunset
faster than the sky was.  "Might be different if he'd been in a boat to start with,"
the beach walker muttered.  "He might've seen something over the water...."
     "Veleks can't swim and had no boat.  He was not on the water," Ghenis said
firmly.  "Besides, I found what are probably his tracks.  He was on the shore road
and left it to run toward the beach, and I do mean run--flat out.  Something
terrified him.  Veleks is no hero, but he wouldn't run without a reason."
     Harlund opened his mouth to argue further, then looked at Ghenis and shut it
again.  Smart move.
     "Just get us to shore, man.  Then I'll pay you, and you can go home.  It isn't
your problem."


     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, sat in his study and stared into the fire.  He
was alone, and it was very late.  A bottle of wine and a goblet sat on the table at
his elbow, but he didn't reach for them.  Getting drunk might make him forget his
problems for the night, but in the morning, the problems would still be there, and
he'd have Shew-sized hangover to go with them.  Better to pass on the wine.
     Had he done the right thing in releasing the Dregur from the Silent Place?  Yes.
Or at least, releasing them wasn't a wrong thing.  Caging them because the Karnhorns
didn't know how to live with them and hadn't the power to kill them had been a wrong
thing.  Blackie believed with his whole heart that death was better than a cage.  And
he had known the risks he was taking--the risks he was subjecting everyone in the
area to--when he released the Dregur.  Some innocent people would die of encounters
with the Dregur...as innocent people were dying every day at the hands of the
     Blackie's eyes went to the wine bottle.  That was what haunted him, the innocent
people.  Hell, even some of the invaders were innocent in all the ways that counted,
drafted from their Eastern homes at the command of some powerful lord and sent to
Alastari to fight and die.  Telling himself that fewer innocents would die this way
was cold comfort.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 464): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 462): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 458): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 458): HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 447): BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 444): TROTLINE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 435): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 398): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 202): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 323): COLDHEART of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 348): CHALICE of SUPERIOR FORCES from LAPUR (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 464): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 462): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 458): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 458): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 456): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 447): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 444): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 435): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 398): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 202): SPRITE'S ROGUES (Warsprite, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 323): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 348): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 463): HOWLING LOON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 455): PRIASA SON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
                            BRAYL ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 224): SAMPSA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                               BLADEFIST of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                            NO CHASER of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 396): LA BELLE SORCIERE of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 303): JESSIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt MORYA will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as BOXOROX is pushed out of top team by FLOWER HAMMERZ, who came from 7th with a 
5-0-0 this turn.  CRYPT KNIGHTS must be either in pain, or numb, having dropped from 
13th to 25th this turn, with a 2-3-0 acting as the weight.  It doesn't rain, but it 
pours for DODGE BULLETS this turn, a 1-4-0 causing a 17 flight drop in the team 
rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  Our condolences (or sneers, as the case may 
be) go out to NORTHERN BADLANDS for their drop to 29th from 12th.  A 2-3-0 can do 
that.  The MAGICAL MADNESS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  On their very first 
turn, FLAGG'S FINEST had a 4-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do 
well.  Welcome to MORYA.  On their very first turn, VALHALLA had a 4-1-1, and with 
this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to MORYA.  On their very first 
turn, WENSINWASIN G.T. had a 4-1-1, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do 
well.  Welcome to MORYA.  And let's see, TALC fought SHAWINIGAN SMURF and gained 31 
points and contributed to BOXOROX's 2-2-0.  SHAWINIGAN SMURF has lost to TALC, 
falling 32 points, while helping make CANADIAN BACON a 2-3-1 turn.  Well done, MORYA, 
the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps MANUEL TRANSMISSION 
is not as thrilled, being challenged 6 times.  WIMPY WIND challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone OTTO'S MECHANICS' warrior.  
Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, somebody will), but our Duelmaster, 
MANUEL TRANSMISSION, has died, and WIMPY WIND has killed him.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at Salty's 
Chowder House until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on MORYA, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was CRYPT KNIGHTS.  
Anyone surprised?  I don't know about you, but IDIOTIC INDIGO challenging down 21 
points to DODGE BULLETS' TORPEDO, is not really worthy of IDIOTIC ICCERS.  I thought 
challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  IDIOTIC INDIGO 
overcame TORPEDO, is nothing sacred?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  MEAT was sent to the Dark 
Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  Is it really true that MORYA 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, MORYA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in MORYA and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSHADE 1508              17   1  0   107       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALC 3506                     6   5  0   102       BOXOROX (396)
 LUCKY LUCIEN 3432            17   6  0   101       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 ALLAN WRENCH 2856            10  11  0    99       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 RAPAX 3514                   11   5  0    94       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY LILLY 3416             25  12  1    88       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 BATMANNING 3402              14  14  0    84       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 SHAWINIGAN SMURF 3431        16   8  0    75       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569         6   1  0    74       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526          9   8  1    70       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529        11   6  0    69       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAY D AYTOR 2965             11  13  0    66       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 STUPID SMILEY 3527           10   7  0    66       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 POPPY HAMMER 3318            10   2  0    64       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 IDIOTIC INDIGO 3528          13   4  0    63       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 MICA 3508                     8   3  0    59       BOXOROX (396)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANITE 3507                  5   6  0    53       BOXOROX (396)
-ZITAN AL KHUM 3743           10  13  1    52       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
 AXLE FOLEY 3454               4   8  0    47       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 MAXIMUS DECIMUS 3440         10   4  0    41       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 GALENA 3505                   5   6  0    41       BOXOROX (396)
 DAISY HAMMER 3317             5   4  0    40       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 TORPEDO 3477                  8  11  1    38       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 WYATT BURP 3531               8   6  0    38       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 BLACKSTAFF 2089               5   2  0    37       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 HOLY HAVOC 3901               4   3  1    34       HITLIST XXVIII (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YIP AGAIN 3512                8   7  2    33       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400         3   5  2    33       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 MEAT 3895                     1   0  1    33       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 SELUMIA 3491                  7  10  0    31       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-JF LAMOUR 3578                6   8  0    31       THE FRENCHIES II (404)
 LUNA KNIGHT 3445              4   8  0    31       LUNAE MILITES (387)
-JEQUIE CONQUISTA 3738         4   3  1    29       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
 BLACKHEART 3882               1   0  0    27       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 MOON UNIT 3475                3   2  0    24       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 DRUNKEN DONUT 3712            3   0  0    24       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 MARIGOLD HAMMER 3726          2   1  0    24       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUNG JOAN 3534               5   8  0    23       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 BOBBY CLOBBER 3557            4   6  2    20       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 DOCTOR OF STYLE 3707          0   1  0    19       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 THE MAN IN YELLOW 3839        2   0  0    17       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
-HARD BLADE 3638               2   0  0    17       THE FRENCHIES II (404)
 COA SUMPTHING 3828            1   0  0    17       KESSEN (443)
-LEONARD 3636                  2   0  1    16       THE FRENCHIES II (404)
 WASTELAND WARLORD 3594        2   2  0    16       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 POP CYCLE 3561                2   1  0    15       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT BOSS RAT WANTS 3837      2   0  0    15       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 GHENGIS KHAN 3876             1   0  1    15       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 MR BOOK 3731                  1   0  0    15       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 STARGRITS 3714                1   0  0    15       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 STAR 3776                     1   0  0    15       SHADOW GATE (414)
 LORD MEARAG 2117              3   5  0    14       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 BACKYNG SOEDDAH 3559          2   1  0    13       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 RHINOVIRUS 3754               1   0  0    13       BAD GERMS (430)
 FROGGER 3656                  1   0  0    13       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 WESSFIELD 3719                1   0  0    13       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 PETTIFOGGER 3766              1   0  0    13       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 THRAKKLASH 3835               1   0  0    13       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 GABMAZ 3908                   1   0  0    13       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 I. SCREAM 3562                1   2  0    13       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620          3   2  0    12       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 BALDER 3778                   1   0  1    11       VALHALLA (435)
 BLAST RADIUS 3874             1   0  1    11       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 COPPERTONE 3793               1   0  0    11       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 HOME 3812                     1   0  0    11       LEE FAMILY (440)
 KIERAN MCMAHON 3867           1   0  0    11       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 THUN D'AR 3632                1   0  0    11       WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
 MESMERIC FIEND 3801           1   0  0    11       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 DREAM 3651                    1   0  0    11       SHADOW GATE (414)
 COA COA 3829                  1   0  0    11       KESSEN (443)
 CONSTRUCT 3668                1   0  0    11       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 HENGIST 3788                  0   1  0    11       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 BUNNY POWER 3905              0   1  0    11       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
 NARCISSUS 3762                0   1  0    11       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 PAT TIKAKES 3865              1   0  0    10       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 CLEOPATRA 3856                1   0  0    10       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 R.D.X. 3589                   1   0  0    10       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 DET-CORD 3873                 1   0  0    10       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 MOT 3907                      1   0  0    10       LEE FAMILY (440)
 SKULLAGRIM 3757               1   0  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 GRITBUCKS 3711                1   0  0    10       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 GARDENIA HAMMER 3871          1   0  0    10       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 TYR 3781                      1   0  0    10       VALHALLA (435)
 PADDY SWEENEY 3869            1   0  0    10       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831       1   0  0    10       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 SLASH 3820                    1   0  0    10       GONDORS BASE (441)
 WILLOW 3854                   1   0  0    10       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 TALISMAN 3667                 1   0  0    10       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 CLOST. PERFRINGENS 3750       1   0  0     9       BAD GERMS (430)
 WESSMILL 3717                 1   0  0     9       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 DOOMSTRIKE 3708               1   0  0     9       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 GRINCH 3819                   1   0  0     9       GONDORS BASE (441)
 BLACKHEART 3709               1   0  0     9       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 USURPER 3843                  1   0  0     9       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 REAGENT 3669                  1   0  0     9       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 DIAPER BAG 3728               1   0  0     9       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 IRONFIST 3846                 1   0  0     9       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 COAPI 3826                    1   0  0     9       KESSEN (443)
 SIX 3689                      1   0  0     9       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 BLACKCHERRY 3844              1   0  0     9       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 POLE POSITION 3659            1   0  0     9       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 FUG 3815                      1   0  0     9       LEE FAMILY (440)
 IMMORTAL COIL 3850            0   1  0     9       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 STAPH. AUREUS 3752            0   1  0     9       BAD GERMS (430)
 COAREN 3827                   0   1  0     9       KESSEN (443)
 COA PATTY 3830                0   1  0     9       KESSEN (443)
-GLENAT 3574                   2   2  0     8       THE FRENCHIES II (404)
 GALO THE GREY 3796            1   0  1     8       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 IRIS 3792                     1   0  0     8       5 BELOW ZERO (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORGAN GRINDER 3802            1   0  0     8       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 GRYPHON JR. 3799              1   0  0     7       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 SKULL PRINCE 3797             1   0  0     7       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 GYPSY 3690                    1   0  0     7       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 SIF 3780                      1   0  0     7       VALHALLA (435)
 ARTHUR 3789                   1   0  0     7       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 SMOOCHES 3798                 1   0  0     7       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 INFINITY 3655                 1   0  0     7       SHADOW GATE (414)
 SEASONS 3718                  1   0  0     7       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 NONCE 3768                    1   0  0     7       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 TEDDY BEAR 3730               0   1  0     7       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 BOTTLE BOY 3727               0   1  0     7       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 ZIONIST 3761                  0   1  0     7       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 BLACK SCOTTY 3706             0   1  0     7       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 PARADOX 3654                  0   1  0     7       SHADOW GATE (414)
 SPONGE BOB 3785               0   1  0     7       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 ALARIC 3787                   0   1  0     7       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 GRENADE 3816                  0   1  0     7       GONDORS BASE (441)
 NERF THE SOFTY 3833           0   1  0     7       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 ALLURE 3671                   0   1  0     7       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 GREEDY GRAPE 3880             1   0  1     6       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 MANIC MAGE 3862               1   0  0     6       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 STEEL TIGER 3875              1   0  0     6       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 LADY EMELITA 3700             1   0  0     6       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-POPAUL 3637                   1   1  0     6       THE FRENCHIES II (404)
 MIGHTY MOUSE! 3841            0   2  0     6       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 PHARAOH 3808                  1   0  0     5       WARPATH (439)
 LADY DOMINGA 3702             1   0  0     5       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 WALL OF SCUM! 3885            1   0  0     5       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 CRYPTOSPORIDIUM 3890          1   0  0     5       BAD GERMS (430)
 FRIGG 3782                    1   0  0     5       VALHALLA (435)
 VENUS FLY HAMMER 3705         1   2  0     5       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 FARKLE 3765                   0   1  0     5       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 FREYA 3779                    0   1  0     5       VALHALLA (435)
 HORRIBLE 3813                 0   1  0     5       LEE FAMILY (440)
 ASTEROIDS 3658                0   1  0     5       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 TUESDAY'S CHILD 3688          0   1  0     5       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 NIRVANA 3795                  0   1  0     5       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 BLISERPAH 3720                0   1  0     5       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 MC EVIL CLOWN 3783            0   1  0     5       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 TWITTER 3769                  0   1  0     5       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 PHILIPPA 3691                 0   1  0     5       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 LY T'NING 3633                0   1  0     5       WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
 S.A.D.M. 3872                 1   0  0     4       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 C-4 3585                      1   0  0     4       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 LADY MARIA 3701               1   0  0     3       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 PHENIX 3810                   0   2  0     2       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 OUTRAGEOUS ORANGE 3884        0   1  0     1       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 VIVALDI 3639                  0   1  0     1       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 PRICKLY PEAR 3883             0   1  0     1       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703         0   1  0     1       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 GORGON 3913                   0   1  0     1       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 RORY WYLEY 3870               0   1  0     1       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 NAPOLEON 3892                 0   1  0     1       WARPATH (439)
 BUFFY 3679                    0   1  0     1       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 NIALL QUINLAN 3866            0   1  0     1       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 BARUK KHAZAD 3631             0   1  0     1       WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
 RAZOR BACK 3790               0   1  0     1       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 LADY BEATRIZ 3704             0   1  0     1       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 MEPHISTUS 3896                0   1  0     1       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 MISSY MAYHAM 3692             0   1  0     1       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 LINUX 3911                    0   1  0     1       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 DIMACHAERUS 3635              0   1  0     1       WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATIONWIDE 3899               0   1  0     1       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
 GILES 3855                    0   1  0     1       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 EYES QUEB 3879                0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 DEATH 3878                    0   1  0     1       SHADOW GATE (414)
 ANYJA 3678                    0   1  0     1       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 BACH 3643                     0   1  0     1       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 PERL 3912                     0   1  0     1       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 SPASM 3842                    0   1  0     1       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 BROADSIDE 3836                0   1  0     1       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 'I' 3894                      0   1  0     1       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 ALEXANDER 3809                0   1  0     1       WARPATH (439)
 DAWN 3853                     0   1  0     1       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 CHOPIN 3642                   0   1  0     1       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804            0   1  0     1       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 LOUIS E. FUR 3696             0   1  0     1       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 LAVA RUNNER 3864              0   1  0     1       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 CIARAN POWER 3868             0   1  0     1       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 NE1469 3889                   0   1  0     1       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 METER MAID 3909               0   1  0     1       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 CAESAR 3805                   0   1  0     1       WARPATH (439)
 HANDEL 3640                   0   1  0     1       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 JAFFA 3881                    0   1  0     1       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 GRIM REAPER 3888              0   1  0     1       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 ZIONIST 3807                  0   1  0     1       WARPATH (439)
 UG 3811                       0   1  0     1       LEE FAMILY (440)
 MOZART 3641                   0   1  0     1       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
0 AH 3891              0  1 0 BAD GERMS 430         MOUNTAIN TROLL 341    228 NONE    
GRAVEL 3509            5  4 1 BOXOROX 396           ZITAN AL KHUM 3743    226         
TRON 3657              0  1 0 CLASSIC ARCADE 415    BLAST RADIUS 3874     228         
EQUINOX 2168           0  6 0 CRYPT KNIGHTS 191     WURM KIN 350          228 NONE    
BLACK ORC 343          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MEAT 3895             228 NONE    
ROSE HAMMER 3319       2  5 0 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    JEQUIE CONQUISTA 3738 226         
GUMBO 3817             0  1 0 GONDORS BASE 441      BLACK ORC 343         228 NONE    
DA ONE 3818            0  1 0 GONDORS BASE 441      BANDIT PRINCE 348     228 NONE    
GRIM BEAVER 3838       1  1 1 GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT 445 PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400 228         
DA! 3910               0  1 0 HITLIST XXVIII 450    BANDIT PRINCE 348     228 NONE    
TEEN SHOCKER 3904      0  1 0 HITLIST XXVIII 450    GALO THE GREY 3796    228         
DEAD ORC 3834          0  2 0 LADZ OF LUGBURZ 444   BANDIT PRINCE 348     228 NONE    
MOONWALK 3468          4  4 0 LUNAE MILITES 387     BANDIT PRINCE 348     228 NONE    
MOONSTONE 3570         0  1 0 LUNAE MILITES 387     HIGH ELF 342          228 NONE    
MOONBEAM 3532          2  2 0 LUNAE MILITES 387     GHENGIS KHAN 3876     228         
MORPHUS 3760           0  1 0 MASTERS OF MEN 432    HIGH ELF 342          228 NONE    
PHAT PHAT 1 3763       0  1 0 MASTERS OF MEN 432    WURM KIN 350          228 NONE    
LOSEALOT 3877          0  1 0 MOMENT OF SILENCE 424 BLACK ORC 343         228 NONE    
NYALL BLOODGRIM 3597   0  1 0 NORTHERN BADLANDS 337 SPYMASTER 345         228 NONE    
SACRIFICE VICTIM 3596  0  1 0 NORTHERN BADLANDS 337 WURM KIN 350          228 NONE    
SPARE PART 3906        0  1 0 OTTO'S MECHANICS 226  BANDIT PRINCE 348     228 NONE    
MANUEL TRANSMISS 2445  9 10 1 OTTO'S MECHANICS 226  WIMPY WIND 3517       228 NONE    
LORD NO 3863           0  1 0 PRIMAL FURY 438       SPYMASTER 345         228 NONE    
OU812 3886             0  1 0 SRETSAMLEUD 431       HIGH ELF 342          228 NONE    
TV 3887                0  1 0 SRETSAMLEUD 431       BALDER 3778           228         
SHURLEE UJEST 3634     0  1 0 WRAITHS OF WRATH 411  GREEDY GRAPE 3880     228         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Madness commission -- Please add Manic Mage to the Basher stylemaster competition for
Magical Madness stable. -- D. Darkheart

The following warriors will be entered in the Stylemaster's competition:  Galo, the
Grey of Wensinwasin G.T. is a slasher.  Smooches of Wensinwasin G.T. is a total
parry.  Nirvana of Wensinwasin G.T. is a wall of steel.  Skull Prince of Wensinwasin
G.T. is a lunger.   Gryphon Jr. Wensinwasin G.T. is a slasher.  And though I,
YoungBlood, am the head manager of all which is Wensinwasin, Wensinwasin G.T. will be
managed by General Lefty. -- YoungBlood

All -- It is I, Fizban the Feebleminded, here to declare my team 'The Warlords II'
for this Morya Madness contest.  (dramatic pause to allow the applause to die down)
I would also like to declare the following warriors for the separate style
     Boudicca for the Lungers
     Cleopatra for the Slashers
     Arthur for the Parry Strikers
     Alaric for the Strikers
     Hengist for the Bashers
Now be prepared to be awed by the complete ineptness of my clowns.  Let the beatings
begin. -- Fizban

Max and Hammer -- I'm declaring "Lava Runner" as my Wall of Steel style-master
candidate.  Lava Runner is from the team "Primal Fury" managed by my sweet self,
Sensei Jan. -- Sensei Jan

All -- Here we go, boys and girls!  I hope Max can keep up with everyone's info.  I
believe in you, Max. -- Sensei Jan

Madness Maniacs -- Well, the unspeakable happened in the tourney and we've had a
change of plans.  The team I will be entering is:  "50th Milk Ras".  Here are our
stylemaster declarations:
     Kiernan McMahon  ST
     Paddy Sweeney    TP
     Niall Quinlan    LU
     Ciaran Power     BA
     Rory Wyley       SL
Dr. Mabuse, 50th Milk Ras
P.S.  Sorry about the hassle--Redlands Peleton will not be coming due to a couple of
unfortunate deaths. -- DM
P.P.S.  Mikey's here?  What am I thinking entering a BA in the Stylemasters comp??

Madness Maniacs -- Good things come to those who wait.  Now the waiting is over and
the Madness has begun! -- Hammer

"Mad Max" -- I trust you are NOT disappointed by the number of active stables listed
for the opening round of the Madness!  Was it worth the effort, my friend? -- Hammer

Uncle Wolf -- Remember that when you pick up this newsletter to file away in your
Sanctum Sanctorum, always lift with your knees to keep the full strain off your back!
-- Hammer

Wimpy -- Welcome to the Madness!  Naming your stable Wimps Of Madness has cost
GrimmDorr 1000 Gold Coins and awarded you a seat at the Head Table for the Hammerfest
Banquet!  Enjoy your stroll in the Gardens! -- Hammer

Shadowgate -- Welcome to the Madness!  No Bashers, I see.  Who will give Assur a run
for his money? -- Hammer

Assur -- Was Coliform defective?  Looking for a better Basher or just another Style
to amuse you? -- Hammer
P.S.  Welcome to the Madness!!!!!

Abraxis -- Not to slight your trainer Cornelius O Mega, but ElGon is only listing the
managers of the stables for the Style Masters competition.  Welcome to the Madness
and may your Blades Run Red! -- Hammer

Lady Martilyo -- Ah, My Lady!  Welcome to the Madness!  May Your Ladyz Frustrate the
Competition by their Unorthodox Fashion! -- Hammer

Dameon Darkheart -- Welcome to the Madness!  May you find Morya to be every bit as
Entertaining and Competitive as Obsidian Hall has found Niytyole Island to be in past
Hammer Contests! -- Hammer

Chain -- Welcome to the Madness, my friend!  May your ladies be among the Finest of
Competitors and may you discover the Madness to be the Best Ever Hammer Sponsored
Contest Featuring the Oddest Assortment of Managers to Ever Assemble for Such an
Event! -- Hammer

Noachian -- Welcome to the Madness, my friend!  Nothing like the Blood of a Lifeless
Warrior to Rekindle Old Friendships!  Daisy Hammer was sent to Bloodfeud Jequie, but
orders did not arrive in time?  Surely you did not Avoid her?  Poppy Hammer and Daisy
Hammer were BOTH sent with orders today [Monday April 14] to Bloodfeud Jequie.  We
shall see what awaits on the Sands of the Madness! -- Hammer
P.S.  Too Bad Delva had to Die by Torchlight!  But I DO Understand the Need for Style

Kat -- Welcome to the Madness!  Looking Forward to YOUR Banal Banter in the P-ads! --

Sensei Jan -- Welcome to the Madness!  Did You ENJOY Your Introduction in last
issue's Hammerz Herald?  How about Your Speech in this issue?  Bring It On! -- Hammer

Dr. Mabuse -- Welcome to the Madness!  You Enjoy Your Debut in last issue's Hammerz
Herald?  Looking Forward to Seeing Gardenia Hammer Cross Blades with Genevieve! --

CFH -- Welcome to the Madness, old friend!  Sounds like YOU are Ready to TEACH Others
the Ways of the Slow Arena?  Time to Sharpen Your Blades! -- Hammer

Coppertone -- I See Your "Boss" has seen to it that Farkle is NOT the ONLY Lunger
with a TARGET on His Back! -- Hammer

Rook -- Welcome to the Madness!  Your Raven Theater and Mortuary should ADD SOME
CLASS to This Arena! -- Hammer
P.S.  Expecting Some Spotlights from You Highlighting Your New Enterprise Here in

Kalkin -- Welcome to the Madness!  I Have NOT HAD TIME to Read the Spots from T-227.
Just Copied and Pasted the P-ads to Word and Printed Them Out to List the Style
Masters Competitors.  Plan to Read Spots When My Newsletter Arrives Here in Doha
City, Qatar.  So I Am Looking Forward to Reading Your Storyline with All the Twists
of an Independent!  As for YOUR Input, it is Appreciated.  My Strikers are Designed
for a SPECIFIC PURPOSE in Mind.  Your Preference of Speed and Deftness for YOUR
Strikers Would PROBABLY Be My Preference for Rippers, Depending Upon the Other Stats
in a Warrior By Warrior Scenario.  However, I Will Keep It In Mind.  Meanwhile, Let
Us See How YOUR TOURNEY PRIMED Stikers Fare in Comparison with My Unorthodox Gardenia
Hammer! -- Hammer

The Mun -- Welcome to the Madness!  You Taking a Page from Wimpy's Instruction Book?
The Chapter from "Low Key Warriors"?  Creating Killers and Naming Them with Cute
Little Innocent Labels?  Feel the Fear?  This Is What the Madness is ALL ABOUT!
Watching the Weird Ones Shine! -- Hammer

Manray F. -- Welcome to the Madness!  Glad You Were Able to Respond to My Invitation!
Hang on to those Rollups and I will let you know where to send them! -- Hammer
P.S.  Let me know how that Basher Rollup Fares!

Lord Chaos -- Welcome to the Madness!  What are the Odds of Your Chaositects Out
Dueling Assur's Bad Germs for the Basher Style Master Award?  Show Me The Money! --

All New Teams -- Welcome to the Madness!  Looks like we COULD have 50+ Active Stables
for the Opening Round!  Judging by the Stable Numbers [PLUS Managers Who Have
Contacted Me] I Would Say the Madness PROMISES to Be the Best Contest I Have EVER
Sponsored! -- Hammer

Madness Mathematicians -- Remember that the April Mailer Tourney was Dated BEFORE the
Opening Round of the Madness.  Therefore, It DOES NOT COUNT for Points in the Tourney
Category of the Madness! -- Hammer

Young Joan -- If You Thought YOU Had A Burden BEFORE the Madness, Then Just Wait
Until ROUND TWO of the Madness when ALL Those Tourney Seasoned Initiates Start
Hunting YOUR HEAD for Skill Learns! -- Poppy Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- CONGRATULATE YOURSELVES!  YOU Are THE ONES WHO Make This Contest
the GREATEST COMPETITION Among the ODDEST Assortment of Managers to EVER Assemble for
a Hammer Sponsored Contest!  Maximillian and Myself Thank ONE and ALL for Answering
the Call to Make History Right Here in Morya Arena.  May YOUR Madness Experience Be
Extraordinary! -- Hammer

Madness Officials -- Due to a death at the recent tournament, we Wimps would like to
announce the addition of a new Wimp:
                                     Pat Tikakes, Basher, Wimps of Madness
Thank you. -- Wimpy

Hammer and Mad Max -- Here are my styles for the contest.
     Grim Ripper -- Parry Riposte
     NE1469 -- Striker
     OU812 -- Lunger
     TV -- Striker
     Skullagrim -- Basher
-- Phat Phat mgr. of Sretsamleud

Solomon -- Congratulations on the tourney and good luck on the sands. -- Phat

Goat -- Salute. Send me a diplo. -- Phat Phat

All -- Doctor of Style #3707 of Moment of Silence will be entering the AB style
master contest. -- Southern Boy

All -- Blackheart #3709 of Moment of Silence will be entering the LU style master
contest. -- Southern Boy

All -- Doomstrike #3708 of Moment of Silence will be entering the SL style master
contest. -- Southern Boy

All -- Black Scotty #3706 of Moment of Silence will be entering the ST style master
contest. -- Southern Boy

All -- Well, I am all set, despite the death of Lost.  Maybe I will get him back the
next dead tourney!  I look forward to seeing how my warriors do vs. all of yours. --

All -- I would like to enter Death of team Shadow Gate into the Basher style contest.
-- Shadowgate

All -- Congrats to all the "other" TV from here! -- Star

Stylemaster Declaration:
Cryptosporidium of Bad Germs might fight for Assurnasirbanipal in the Total Parry
contest.  He might be DA'd, too.  Knowing me, the DA is more probable. -- Assur

Name Edits:
Staphylococcus Aureus will be known as Staph. Aureus
Clostridium Perfringens will be known as Clost. Perfringens

Morya -- Looks like Morya is going to be a pretty busy place starting today.  121
warriors entered in the tourney. -- Assur

Sensei Jan -- Hey!  ;) -- Assur

Rook -- I recall you running some pretty decent bashers in the past.  I look forward
to competing with you!  Unfortunately, I've lost 2 of my Bashers, so I've only got
one left.  Hopefully I'll find a replacement soon. -- Assur

And the leaders in the stylemaster competitions so far, with TV's and five precious
political points...Doctor of Style, Coa Sumpthing, Star, and Stargrits.  Hmmm.  Maybe
I should find star germs.... -- Assur

All -- Since Boudicca met an untimely demise in the tourney I wish to declare Ghengis
Khan for the Aim Blow competition. -- Fizban

Here is my warrior info for the contest:
     Meter Maid -- new -- PR
     Gritbucks -- 3711 -- ST
     Mc Evil Clown -- 3783 -- ST
     Stargrits -- 3714 -PL
All of which are on the Ugly Urban Orcs (425) run by Slugbait.  Let's get ready to

All -- I, GO-NAD, offer you your money's worth for this madness.  My fighters, for
now, will be 1) Slasher -- who is a slasher, 2) Grinch -- who's a parry lunge, 3)
Grenade -- my parry-riposte.  My two other fighters are being recruited and will be
announced on their arrival. -- Gonad

Madness Maniacs -- For Team Slayer Dawn will fight with the parry lunge style.  Her
trainer is Omega and her manager is ABRAXIS.  She will compete as Style Master. --
Omega, S.O.T.C.

Madness Maniacs -- For Team Slayer Willow will fight with the striking attack.  Her
trainer is Omega and her manager is ABRAXIS.  She will compete as Style Master. --
Omega S.O.T.C.

Madness Maniacs -- For Team Slayer Giles will fight with the slashing style.  His
trainer is Omega and his manager is ABRAXIS.  He will compete as Style Master. --
Omega S.O.T.C.

Mun -- Glad to see you here.  Good luck. -- ABRAXIS

Morya -- Allow me to introduce my team, Flagg's Finest.  My finest, which undoubtedly
means second-rate for the rest of you (except for Sensei Jan, who would love to have
a team with this much talent). -- Flagg, VC Lieutenant, Quartermaster General of the

Morya -- My Stylemaster contestants are as follows:
     Lungers -- Wessfield, Wessmill and Steel Tiger
     Wastes -- Seasons
     Plungers -- Bliserpah
As you can see, I am a little lunger heavy, due to an unfortunate tourney death of a
promising young total parry. -- Flagg

Good luck to all of the contestants! -- Flagg

All -- I would like to announce that Grottarak The Sneak ID 3831 from the team Ladz
of Lugburz will be entering the PR style master. -- Bum

All -- I would like to announce that Nerf The Softy ID 3833 from the team Ladz of
Lugburz will be entering the BA style master. -- Bum

All -- I would like to announce that Thrakklash  ID 3835 from the team Ladz of
Lugburz will be entering the ST style master. -- Bum

All -- I would like to announce that Gabmaz -- ID ? He is new,  from the team Ladz of
Lugburz will be entering the SL style master. -- Bum

All -- If you haven't guessed by now Bum has entered the Morya Madness contest.  My
team is Ladz of Lugburz. -Bum

All CAA and VCartel -- May this contest be a glimpse of what is to become of our
family.  Good luck and gods help those who oppose us. -- YoungBlood

Midnight Foundation -- If any of you are here, you may remember me.  Some of you know
me on a by weekly basis.  Know this, do not get in the way of any of my warriors,
there it is your first and only warning.  I look forward to burying your faces in the
arena sands and making each and everyone of you my whooping boys.  That is, if any of
you are here, there is a familiar stench in the air and it reeks of Midnight
Funknation. -- YoungBlood
P.S.  If you are here, where is my good ol' buddy Jekyll?  Haven't heard from him in
a while...puss.

All -- Hope my team turns up...had a last minute decision to try and knock together a
contest challenging team.  Sadly, by the time I looked for some decent contenders, I
realized only the dregs of all Alastari were left!!  I'll see what I can do to knock
them into shape.  I give you all the Fruits of Death.  Blackheart will be looking to
enter the Parry Lunge style master contest, Jaffa the contest for Walls of Steel,
Greedy Grape for the Bashers, Prickly Pear the Lungers and Outrageous Orange that for
the Strikers.  See you out there!! -- Spawn

Hammer, Max, all -- It was a last minute decision, but I've decided to join the
festivities here in Morya.
     Manger: Cosmo Frothingslosh
     Team: Hitlist XXVIII
     Parry-Lunge -- Teen Shocker
     Wall of Steel -- Nationwide
     Aimed Blow -- Bunny Power

Madness Managers -- Be kind to my Filipina Ladyz. -- Lady Martilyo

All -- Let it be known that I, Abarsis the Slaughter Priest, have recruited the LEE
FAMILY(81) to fight in the Morya Madness contest.  They are:
     Ug (Lee 3811) who will compete in the Total Parry stylemaster contest.
     Fug (Lee 3815) who will compete in the Parry Riposte stylemaster contest.
     Home (Lee 3812) who will compete in the Striking stylemaster contest.
     Horrible (Lee 3813) who will "compete" in the Slashing stylemaster contest,

          until dead.
     Mot (Lee ????) who will compete in the Parry Lunge stylemaster contest.
Life to you warriors, and everlasting glory. -- Slaughter Priest

Selumia -- Next time I won't allow you to get back into the fight like that. -- Peg-
leg Bouchard

Manuel Transmission -- Gee I kind of figured a win against you would be automatic. --

Billy Lilly -- You can't take as much when hit with one of those, can you? --
Shawinigan Smurf

Wimpy Wind -- At least you are a good teacher. -- Lucky Lucien
P.S.  Congrats on the invite

Young Joan -- That was just what I needed to pull myself out of the slump. -- Bobby

All -- I would like to announce Canadian Bacon will be participating in the Morya
Madness contest. -- Firehawk

Billy Lilly -- Thanks, but my record would seem to indicate that you are wrong. --

Selumia -- Ah but can you handle Canadian beer? -- Peg-leg Bouchard

Shawnigan Smurf -- I can't stand smurfs, you know.  They give me the creeps. -- Billy

Pegleg Bouchard -- You don't LOOK like bacon, but maybe you're a ham? -- Selumia

Bobby Clobber -- That makes three strips of bacon so far.  Are there more.  Hmm, no,
doesn't look like it.  Well, you're tough, Bobby.  No denying that.  Good work. --
Young Joan

Ray D Aytor -- So how come *I* didn't get to cool off, too? -- Torpedo

Axle Foley -- You're (erp!) tougher than (erp!) bacon, I'll say (erp!) that for you.
-- Wyatt Burp

These are the stylemaster announcements for team Kessen:  Coa Sumpthing (Total
Parry), Coapi (Parry-Riposte), Coa Coa (Bashing Attack), Coaren (Lunging Attack), Coa
Patty (Striking Attack) - Iker (Son of Dreihdenflahg), manager of Kessen

Manray would like to announce a stylemaster contestant; Blackcherry will be in the
wall of steel contest.

Hammer -- Linux will be competing at ST style master, while Perl will be attempting
to capture the PL crown. -- CFH

Dr. Mabuse -- Well done at the tourney, bro. -- CFH

Assur -- Coppertone met STREP at the tourney and I noticed he was a BA.  After your
question in 73, would it be safe to assume you like Bashers? -- CFH

All -- Normally I wouldn't compete with warriors as poor as Linux and Perl, however
let this contest be a measure of the manager instead of the warrior. -- CFH

Morya Madness Maniacs -- Please note the following stylemaster contestants:
Gorgon -- Striking
Frogger -- Lunging
Pole Position -- Total Parry
Asteroids -- Slashing
Tron -- Slashing
Warriors of "Classic Arcade."

Here are the warriors representing the Wensinwasin G.T. stable managed by General
Smooches is a Total Parry.
Cryphon Jr. is a Slasher.
Skull Prince is a Lunger.
Galotle Grey is a Slasher.
Nirvana is a Wall of Steel.
And let it be known that I, YoungBlood, am a proud Lieutenant of the Crimson
Ascension Alliance and Sergeant of the Crimson Ascension Family affiliated with the
Vendetta Cartel. -- YoungBlood

Uncle Wolf -- My, what BIG eyes you have...Oops!  Sorry, wrong fairy tale. (grin) --

All -- Looks like Ahringol took a disproportionate number of Moryan souls from the
sands of Arena 210.  Bummer!  Life's a witch, then you fly! -- Ly T'Ning, Wraiths of

Hammer -- Received your diplo and invite.  I am declaring "Demo-Squad" for Morya
Madness!  I am also declaring the following warriors for the Style Masters Category.
"C-4" -- Total Parry, "R.D.X." -- Parry Lunger, "S.A.D.M." -- Total Parry, "Det-Cord"
-- Striker, "Blast Radius" -- Striker. -- Shadowmere, manager of "Demo-Squad"

All -- I look forward to our matches.  Let's get this madness started!! -- Shadowmere

Declaration for M.M. Style Masters Competition.
Manager -- Chosen One
Team Name -- Warpath
PL -- Zionist #3807
PR -- Alexander #3809
LU -- Napoleon  # "NEW"
PS -- Pharaoh #3808
PS -- Caesar #3805

All -- I would also like to enter Maphistus in the BA style masters competition. --
Lord Chaos

Phat Pat -- Good luck; heard you were getting a knot tied.  Solomon has retired,
going to miss his wise words. -- Goat

All -- We are "The Master of Men."  We fight under The Goat's banner, Narcissus
(3762) P-Strike, Zionist (3761) Striker.  "I" P-Lunge. -- Goat

All -- My name is Phat Phat 1.  I must go and join my man "Come From Behind" Sugar
was found in my plate mail.  My, my I was once confused The Goat taught me that woman
are for men.  I like women, I think! -- Phat Phat 1

Phantasm -- Who are you pretending to be, the NARC or the biker? -- Macauliffe

Bali -- It looks like we will get that rematch after all.  Good luck to you. --

Phatman -- No I hadn't, but don't be so hard on yourself; it won't be that bad. --

Hoffa -- Hair yes, honor no.  Nice downchallenge, twice. -- Macauliffe

Bali -- Well if you can't be me you might as well settle for what you can get.
Useful is okay, I guess. -- Armstrong

All -- The Raven Theater and Mortuary is now open.  We provide civilized
entertainment for the living and respectful treatment for the dead. -- Rook

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOONWALK was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EQUINOX was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEAD ORC was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
GRIM BLACKSMITH was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
MORPHUS was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PHAT PHAT 1 was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
GUMBO was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
MEAT butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
LORD NO was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
0 AH was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
NYALL BLOODGRIM was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SACRIFICE VICTIM was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
OU812 was executed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
DA ONE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena match.
SPARE PART was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena conflict.
DA! was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
MOONSTONE was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena conflict.
LOSEALOT was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
WIMPY WIND butchered MANUEL TRANSMISSION in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge duel.
BATMANNING was devastated by NIGHTSHADE in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
FOOLISH FOLGERS was overpowered by RAPAX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LOONY LATEKNIGHT beat RAY D AYTOR in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
TERRIBLE TOTOMAC devastated GRANITE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
AXLE FOLEY was savagely defeated by MICA in a exciting 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
IDIOTIC INDIGO overcame TORPEDO in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BLACKSTAFF overcame SELUMIA in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
GRIM BEAVER was assassinated by PEG-LEG BOUCHARD in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MIGHTY MOUSE! was defeated by MR. CHOMP CHOMP in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
LUCKY LUCIEN narrowly defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 4 minute veteran's duel.
SHAWINIGAN SMURF was vanquished by TALC in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
BILLY LILLY was beaten by ALLAN WRENCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fray.
STUPID SMILEY overpowered HOLY HAVOC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
YIP AGAIN lost to WYATT BURP in a popular 1 minute brutal fray.
GALENA was demolished by POPPY HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MAXIMUS DECIMUS narrowly defeated LUNA KNIGHT in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
POP CYCLE was subdued by MARIGOLD HAMMER in a action packed 4 minute contest.
BOBBY CLOBBER was overpowered by DAISY HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
I. SCREAM was viciously subdued by WHAT BOSS RAT WANTS in a dull 7 minute gory bout.
YOUNG JOAN was luckily beaten by DRUNKEN DONUT in a crowd pleasing 8 minute match.
MOON UNIT subdued LORD MEARAG in a 1 minute duel.
PHENIX was luckily beaten by LADY EMELITA in a 4 minute gory beginner's bout.
WASTELAND WARLORD overcame BARUK KHAZAD in a 2 minute amateur's match.
BACKYNG SOEDDAH vanquished DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MOONBEAM was savagely slain by GHENGIS KHAN in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
VENUS FLY HAMMER unbelievably bested MOZART in a tiring 13 minute amateur's duel.
THE MAN IN YELLOW devastated SPONGE BOB in a 1 minute mismatched match.
REAGENT overcame PRICKLY PEAR in a exciting 4 minute gory novice's conflict.
ALLURE was demolished by R.D.X. in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLACKCHERRY beat BLACK SCOTTY in a 3 minute beginner's bout.
USURPER savagely defeated HENGIST in a 3 minute gruesome competition.
TUESDAY'S CHILD was demolished by TALISMAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SIX luckily beat VIVALDI in a popular 3 minute novice's battle.
GYPSY beat GORGON in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
PHILIPPA was handily defeated by SLASH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CONSTRUCT subdued ZIONIST in a slow 6 minute amateur's battle.
POLE POSITION unbelievably bested RAZOR BACK in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.
ASTEROIDS was devastated by PAT TIKAKES in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THRAKKLASH vanquished ALARIC in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
IRONFIST defeated NIRVANA in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
NERF THE SOFTY was devastated by HOME in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
FROGGER vanquished BLISERPAH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DOCTOR OF STYLE was subdued by DREAM in a 1 minute conflict.
DOOMSTRIKE beat BUNNY POWER in a popular 2 minute struggle.
BLACKHEART savagely defeated COA PATTY in a 2 minute gruesome novice's brawl.
GRITBUCKS vanquished NE1469 in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
INFINITY defeated EYES QUEB in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
STARGRITS won victory over PARADOX in a 2 minute match.
WESSMILL subdued BROADSIDE in a popular 1 minute gory beginner's battle.
SEASONS bested TEDDY BEAR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's match.
WESSFIELD beat ANYJA in a exciting 1 minute match.
BOTTLE BOY was beaten by SMOOCHES in a 2 minute novice's fight.
DIAPER BAG defeated DIMACHAERUS in a 2 minute beginner's brawl.
MR BOOK slimly won victory over COAREN in a 2 minute match.
CLOST. PERFRINGENS viciously subdued LAVA RUNNER in a 7 minute novice's match.
STAPH. AUREUS was subdued by FRIGG in a action packed 4 minute novice's fight.
RHINOVIRUS overcame NIALL QUINLAN in a 3 minute bloody match.
GROTTRAK THE SNEAK vanquished HORRIBLE in a 3 minute uneven match.
ZIONIST was narrowly defeated by SKULL PRINCE in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
NARCISSUS was subdued by SIF in a 1 minute fray.
IMMORTAL COIL was outwaited by S.A.D.M. in a exciting 7 minute novice's duel.
FARKLE was bested by STAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
PETTIFOGGER overpowered PERL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NONCE unbelievably bested GRIM REAPER in a dull 10 minute brutal novice's fight.
TWITTER was bested by MANIC MAGE in a exciting 1 minute novice's bout.
BALDER slaughtered TV in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FREYA lost to LADY DOMINGA in a 3 minute novice's fray.
COA COA vanquished HANDEL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MC EVIL CLOWN was demolished by WILLOW in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ARTHUR savagely defeated UG in a unpopular 8 minute gruesome novice's fight.
COA SUMPTHING luckily beat LADY CONSOLACION in a exciting 3 minute gory bout.
COPPERTONE savagely defeated CAESAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal novice's duel.
GALO THE GREY dispatched TEEN SHOCKER in a 1 minute gory beginner's contest.
GRYPHON JR. viciously subdued MEPHISTUS in a 2 minute gory novice's struggle.
MESMERIC FIEND overcame SPASM in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
COAPI unbelievably bested OUTRAGEOUS ORANGE in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
GRINCH won victory over NATIONWIDE in a 4 minute brutal amateur's duel.
BLACKHEART subdued LADY BEATRIZ in a 4 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
LY T'NING was unbelievably bested by LADY MARIA in a 15 minute novice's fray.
GRENADE was overcome by STEEL TIGER in a 1 minute bloody novice's battle.
FUG beat BUFFY in a 5 minute beginner's contest.
ALEXANDER was handily defeated by DET-CORD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PHARAOH savagely defeated LINUX in a 4 minute bloody novice's bout.
MYSTIC ZEALOT was demolished by THUN D'AR in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
ORGAN GRINDER won victory over METER MAID in a exciting 2 minute beginner's duel.
IRIS viciously subdued MISSY MAYHAM in a action packed 5 minute brutal novice's fight.
TYR devastated LOUIS E. FUR in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SKULLAGRIM vanquished 'I' in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TRON was slaughtered by BLAST RADIUS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BACH was demolished by GARDENIA HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DAWN was overpowered by MOT in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
GILES was vanquished by KIERAN MCMAHON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven contest.
CLEOPATRA overpowered CIARAN POWER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHOPIN was devastated by PADDY SWEENEY in a 2 minute mismatched match.
RORY WYLEY was beaten by WALL OF SCUM! in a 3 minute amateur's duel.
GREEDY GRAPE delivered the death blow upon SHURLEE UJEST in a 1 minute match.
JAFFA was subdued by C-4 in a monotonous 5 minute novice's bout.
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM overcame NAPOLEON in a 4 minute amateur's duel.
GABMAZ demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 39         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  24 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  31         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  28         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  31 -  5      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     24         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 22         STRIKING ATTACK   62 -  66 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     20         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  39 -  5      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   18         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  35 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   17         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  57 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW         2 -  11 -  1      15  |

Turn 228 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:

TOTAL PARRY       18 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK   18 - 21         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  8     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL     10 -  8     LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 19         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  9     PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 - 11         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     6 - 22     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NIGHTSHADE 1508            17   1  0  107 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
STRIKING ATTACK  TALC 3506                   6   5  0  102 BOXOROX (396)
BASHING ATTACK   RAPAX 3514                 11   5  0   94 THE PENTARCHY (397)
WALL OF STEEL    BILLY LILLY 3416           25  12  1   88 DODGE BULLETS (126)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAXIMUS DECIMUS 3440       10   4  0   41 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  DAISY HAMMER 3317           5   4  0   40 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WYATT BURP 3531             8   6  0   38 DODGE BULLETS (126)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOLY HAVOC 3901             4   3  1   34 HITLIST XXVIII (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BATMANNING 3402.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CLOST. PERFRINGENS 3750.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARKLE 3765, 

The least popular fighter this week was LADY MARIA 3701.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VENUS FLY HAMMER 3705, LY T'NING 3633, NONCE 3768, CONSTRUCT 3668, 
MOZART 3641, I. SCREAM 3562, UG 3811, ZIONIST 3807, C-4 3585, and S.A.D.M. 3872.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:


The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:


                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXV

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SABRE TOOTH 1193 (157-88-2)            9  3  0         THE RED REAVERS      

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRIM REAVER 1356 (156-87-3)           13  3  0         THE RED REAVERS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POPPY HAMMER 3318 (9-2-0)              3  3  0         FLOWER HAMMERZ       
FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526 (9-7-1)           2  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       
MICA 3508 (7-3-0)                      2  3  0         BOXOROX              
GALENA 3505 (5-5-0)                    1  3  0         BOXOROX              
LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529 (10-6-0)         1  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569 (5-1-0)          6  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       
VIXEN 3538 (3-2-0)                     4  3  0         HELL RAISERS         
DEFENDER 3660 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0  DEAD   CLASSIC ARCADE       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR BOOK 3731 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         DREW'S BOYS          
LE POU 3591 (4-2-0)                    3  2  0  DEAD   THE PENTARCHY        
BOUDICCA 3648 (0-0-0)                  2  2  0  DEAD   THE WARLORDS II      

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRUNKEN DONUT 3712 (2-0-0)             8  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
GRIM BEAVER 3838 (1-0-1)               6  3  0         GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT    
WHAT BOSS RAT WANTS 3837 (1-0-0)       5  3  0         GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT    
MARIGOLD HAMMER 3726 (1-1-0)           4  3  0         FLOWER HAMMERZ       
MIGHTY MOUSE! 3841 (0-1-0)             1  3  1         GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOCTOR OF STYLE 3707 (0-0-0)          15  3  2         MOMENT OF SILENCE    
COA SUMPTHING 3828 (0-0-0)            10  3  0         KESSEN               
STAR 3776 (0-0-0)                      9  3  0         SHADOW GATE          
STARGRITS 3714 (0-0-0)                 8  3  1         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
DRE BLY 3672 (0-0-0)                   7  3  0         CAROLINA BLUE        
HENGIST 3788 (0-0-0)                   7  3  0         THE WARLORDS II      
PETTIFOGGER 3766 (0-0-0)               7  3  1         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
WESSFIELD 3719 (0-0-0)                 7  3  0         FLAGG'S FINEST       
NARCISSUS 3762 (0-0-0)                 6  3  0         MASTERS OF MEN       
RHINOVIRUS 3754 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         BAD GERMS            
THRAKKLASH 3835 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         LADY OF LUGBURZ      
CLOST. PERFRINGENS 3750 (0-0-0)        4  2  1  DEAD   BAD GERMS            
COTTON TIGER 3716 (0-0-0)              2  1  0  DEAD   FLAGG'S FINEST       
SOLOMON 3758 (0-0-0)                   2  1  0  DEAD   SRETSAMLEUD          
CONSTRUCT 3668 (0-0-0)                 5  3  0         MAGICAL MADNESS      
COPPERTONE 3793 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         5 BELOW ZERO         
CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777 (0-0-0)           5  3  0         BOXOROX              
DAKINI ROUGE 3687 (0-0-0)              5  3  0         ARCANA ESOTERIC      
DREAM 3651 (0-0-0)                     5  3  0         SHADOW GATE          
IMMORTAL COIL 3850 (0-0-0)             5  3  0         HEAVEN'S GATE        
COA COA 3829 (0-0-0)                   4  3  1         KESSEN               
COA PATTY 3830 (0-0-0)                 4  3  1         KESSEN               
COAREN 3827 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         KESSEN               
MESMERIC FIEND 3801 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         PRIMAL FURY          
PHIL BLACK 3673 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         CAROLINA BLUE        
STAPH. AUREUS 3752 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         BAD GERMS            
ALARIC 3787 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         THE WARLORDS II      
BALDER 3778 (0-0-0)                    3  3  1         VALHALLA             
BLACKHEART 3709 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         MOMENT OF SILENCE    
BOTTLE BOY 3727 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         DREW'S BOYS          
DIAPER BAG 3728 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         DREW'S BOYS          
GRINCH 3819 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         GONDORS BASE         
GRITBUCKS 3711 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
NERF THE SOFTY 3833 (0-0-0)            3  3  0         LADY OF LUGBURZ      
PARADOX 3654 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         SHADOW GATE          
REAGENT 3669 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         MAGICAL MADNESS      
SLASH 3820 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         GONDORS BASE         
TEDDY BEAR 3730 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         DREW'S BOYS          
ZIONIST 3761 (0-0-0)                   3  3  1         MASTERS OF MEN       
PETE ZAH 3584 (0-0-0)                  1  1  0  DEAD   DRAKE'S ICE BOX      
ALLURE 3671 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         MAGICAL MADNESS      
BLACK SCOTTY 3706 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         MOMENT OF SILENCE    
COAPI 3826 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         KESSEN               
DOOMSTRIKE 3708 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         MOMENT OF SILENCE    
FUG 3815 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         LEE FAMILY           
GRENADE 3816 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         GONDORS BASE         
IRONFIST 3846 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         HEAVEN'S GATE        
LOST 3652 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0  DEAD   SHADOW GATE          
POLE POSITION 3659 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         CLASSIC ARCADE       
SIX 3689 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         ARCANA ESOTERIC      
SPONGE BOB 3785 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         DREW'S BOYS          
WESSMILL 3717 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         FLAGG'S FINEST       
FINE 3814 (0-0-0)                      1  2  0  DEAD   LEE FAMILY           
STREPTOCOCCUS 3753 (0-0-0)             1  2  0  DEAD   BAD GERMS            
ARTHUR 3789 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         THE WARLORDS II      
GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831 (0-0-0)        1  3  0         LADY OF LUGBURZ      
GRYPHON JR. 3799 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
GUMBO 3817 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         GONDORS BASE         
GYPSY 3690 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         ARCANA ESOTERIC      
HORRIBLE 3813 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         LEE FAMILY           
INFINITY 3655 (0-0-0)                  1  3  1         SHADOW GATE          
LUMBER JACK 3682 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         THE FULL MONTY       
MORPHUS 3760 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         MASTERS OF MEN       
NONCE 3768 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
PHAT PHAT 2 3764 (0-0-0)               1  3  0  DEAD   MASTERS OF MEN       
RASHEED WALLACE 3674 (0-0-0)           1  3  0  DEAD   CAROLINA BLUE        
SEASONS 3718 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         FLAGG'S FINEST       
SIF 3780 (0-0-0)                       1  3  1         VALHALLA             
SMOOCHES 3798 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
FAN DANCER 3710 (0-0-0)                0  1  0  DEAD   MOMENT OF SILENCE    
SAVANT 3755 (0-0-0)                    0  1  0  DEAD   SRETSAMLEUD          

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IDIOTIC INDIGO 3528 (12-4-0)           0  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       
WIMPY WIND 3517 (15-13-0)              0  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAPAX 3514 (10-5-0)                    4  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
STUPID SMILEY 3527 (9-7-0)             2  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       
GRANITE 3507 (5-5-0)                   1  3  0         BOXOROX              
TALC 3506 (5-5-0)                      1  3  0         BOXOROX              

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAISY HAMMER 3317 (4-4-0)              1  3  1         FLOWER HAMMERZ       

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FROGGER 3656 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         CLASSIC ARCADE       

NOVICES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE MAN IN YELLOW 3839 (1-0-0)         1  3  0         GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT    

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACKCHERRY 3844 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         HEAVEN'S GATE        
TALISMAN 3667 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         MAGICAL MADNESS      
USURPER 3843 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         HEAVEN'S GATE        
BRAUNSCHWEIGER 3665 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         DO YOUR WURST!       
FARKLE 3765 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
FREYA 3779 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         VALHALLA             
HOME 3812 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         LEE FAMILY           
ASTEROIDS 3658 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         CLASSIC ARCADE       
BLACK KNIGHT 3685 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         THE FULL MONTY       
BLISERPAH 3720 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         FLAGG'S FINEST       
BRATWURST 3663 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         DO YOUR WURST!       
BUBKES 3767 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0  DEAD   WIMPS OF MADNESS     
GALO THE GREY 3796 (0-0-0)             0  3  0         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
KIELBASA 3664 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         DO YOUR WURST!       
LY T'NING 3633 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         WRAITHS OF WRATH     
MC EVIL CLOWN 3783 (0-0-0)             0  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
NIRVANA 3795 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
PHAT PHAT 1 3763 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         MASTERS OF MEN       
PHILIPPA 3691 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         ARCANA ESOTERIC      
SALCICCIA ITALIANA 3662 (0-0-0)        0  3  0         DO YOUR WURST!       
SKULL PRINCE 3797 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
TUESDAY'S CHILD 3688 (0-0-0)           0  3  0         ARCANA ESOTERIC      
TWITTER 3769 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS